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The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: April 09, 2020, 10:38:24 PM »
The Era of the Virus

Captain Paul Watson: "With the Era of the Virus upon us, without urgent changes to our habits and lifestyle, combined with climate change, we will see more events such as this outbreak occur. But there is hope. Everyone can play a part to solve this problem. Listen to me here explain more on this..."

< off again >

The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: March 19, 2020, 08:59:36 AM »

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: March 14, 2020, 07:40:54 PM »

The WikiLeaks Grand Jury running 10+ years has been disbanded. Chelsea Manning and Jeremy Hammond have been released from its coercive machinations. Now drop all charges against #julianassange and release him.

Chelsea Manning Ordered Free From Prison — but Will Still Have to Pay Massive Fines by Natasha Lennard at The Intercept_:
"She owes the state $256,000, which she is expected to pay, even though the fines were only accrued on the condition that they might coerce her to speak."

You can help:
"This is the official campaign raising funds for Chelsea Manning's legal fines."

At the time of writing: $229,022 raised of $256,000 goal.

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: March 14, 2020, 05:39:42 PM »

Today, March 14, 2020, the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) is releasing the complete audio files of Yanis Varoufakis’ Eurogroup meetings in 2015 on:!
Euroleaks is a wake-up call to all politicians in Europe to serve the citizens of Europe again and to make them aware of all important decisions that affect them.

The people of Europe have the right to know what was decided behind closed doors and how it affects them today. To make it better in the future and avoid these mistakes for the future. This is the only way we can save Europe and the EU!
Leaked by DiEM25 – full audio and transcripts available at

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: March 14, 2020, 12:21:02 PM »

70th (or so) weekend of continuous demonstrations against the Macron government. Live now from Paris, France.

"Yellow Vests back on track before French municipal elections & despite coronavirus lockdown."

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: January 23, 2020, 10:35:07 AM »
nanning, boring as repetition is but we have to refresh memory sometime:  Arctic Café 2019-09-18 UNCCD COP14.

Planet is here to support us, this is a platform upon which we live and this platform has to be ideal for life.
When I say life - all life, you cannot make it in such a way that this works only for human beings not others.
Every creature has to live, they are far more important for maintaining the balance in this planet than human beings,
Without human beings the planet will do very well, so all life here has a life of its own, they are not here to serve us.

These are the things that need to get across to the humanity. Thank you very much.

Inclusive Consciousness

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: January 20, 2020, 06:13:06 PM »
Sadhguru @SadhguruJV ·3h ago
Back in Davos after a decade for #WEF20. We are at an inflection point in the history of our planet. The time for concerted Action is now; scripting an economic and ecologic destiny that is Conscious & #Inclusive. -Sg #Davos2020 @wef

The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: December 17, 2019, 11:21:37 AM »
One Song    

:) Happy :) Holidays :)   

The politics / Re: Brexit...
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:23:52 PM »
just one of consequences of allowing concentrated wealth to control narrative

< condolences >
But SteveMDFP just said that the UK has strict laws against such shenanigans.

Tom_Mazanec, (skip it if you were just joking), paying attention to actual UK MSM produces (say, of the last 4 years) will give better insight. That needs a personal effort, an involvement.
The best.

The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: December 13, 2019, 02:50:23 PM »

Honest Government Ad | Julian Assange
brought to you by thejuicemedia.

The politics / Re: Brexit...
« on: December 13, 2019, 02:29:17 PM »
just one of consequences of allowing concentrated wealth to control narrative

< condolences >

The rest / Re: Wildlife
« on: December 10, 2019, 05:54:49 PM »
Thanks for the post  nanning.
Short remark on "We also suspect babysitting": Even sparrows do babysitting - kindergarten style, i witnessed it many times. (and, a crow not only babysitting juvenile rook but also teaching it to fly...)

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: December 10, 2019, 10:33:21 AM »
4 years ago

"World Music for Environmental Consciousness" launched at UN COP21: Trailer and one song from that album, Samsara
"This song is the voice of our Mother, represented by different lineages of culture, calling on her children to change their ways."

Where are we now  ?

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: December 07, 2019, 09:33:11 PM »
Re: ´scientific´ japanese harpoons
...this year is historical, it is the first one where there will be no whaling in international waters. This has been a longtime mission of ours, as some people know, the Japanese fleet has retreated from the Southern ocean.
"Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, has lived an adventurous life. He’s been shot at, imprisoned, and threatened more times than he can remember. For what? For having the audacity to believe that maybe, just maybe, whales have rights and should not be eradicated from this planet for human benefit. His war with those who believe otherwise has spanned over four decades, and, in his words, he’s far from done."

Support Sea Shepherds

Arctic sea ice / Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« on: December 07, 2019, 03:49:12 PM »
Just an idea to consider or not, i watched almost none of it:

"It is widely recognized that GDP alone is an inadequate measure of a nation’s progress. Human capital, well-being, innovation, resilience and agility alongside GDP are critical measures of economic and social progress. What can government, business and civil society leaders do to better capture the less-tangible factors of inclusive growth?"

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: December 04, 2019, 06:48:46 PM »

"As a generation of people we have taken the largest bite out of this planet."

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: December 04, 2019, 01:18:53 PM »
Why people should be involved?

...   No policy is going to work, unless people cooperate and make it happen
...   the largest wealth we have is our population
...   Wether we will harness this population to become a solution, or we will leave it unharnessed and become a major problem, is in our hands.
...   So educating the population, getting the population inspired and involved is the only solution in the world. Really.

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: November 29, 2019, 10:59:43 AM »
Hi nanning,
"do your thoughts own you or do you own your thoughts" is a question not a sign of anything.
Let me use other words:
one makes (an unpleasant...) thought and then fights that thought (in order to retain control or whatever nonsense), how come?
(Isn't that like the right hand bites you and the left hand fights the right one to protect you?)
Why to produce such thought in the first place? We must learn to use them consciously.

(recall a life risking situation - say while driving a car:
one acts fast and avoid disaster, thoughts were shut off at that event because they are too slow and of no use - or more 'poeticaly': thoughts betrays hidding like a coward, coming later to give a comentary.)

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: November 28, 2019, 10:56:20 PM »
The 2nd photo looked unrealistic to me so i had to lookup, this gave me some insight how ice builds over the main struct there.

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: October 15, 2019, 12:00:56 PM »
Intelligence of Ignorance
(Longing to Know)

What i know, i know
what i do not know, i do not know
i have no reason to believe
i have no reason to disbelieve
i can enjoy it all
while longing to know.

Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: September 30, 2019, 07:38:11 PM »
Hi Kevin,
can you tell us where is Alert N.W.T. weather station positioned (with respect to your location) ?
Temp there as presented by Infoclimat was -8 °C at 12h.

The politics / Re: Empire - America and the future
« on: September 20, 2019, 10:44:02 AM »
(fits several threads)

"The establishment doesn’t fear Trump. It doesn’t fear Bernie, and it doesn’t fear Tulsi. It fears you. It fears the people. A single politician they can deal with. The public rising up and using the power of their numbers to force change is what keeps your rulers up at night."

We are bulldozing a paradise while praying we go to Heaven when we die. We are killing off giant-brained leviathans in our own oceans whose mental lives we know little about while searching the stars for intelligent life. We are burning our home in our search for a sense of home.

The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: September 02, 2019, 11:36:59 PM »
just flying nearby
msm do not likes , i wonder why .

The rest / Re: Wildlife
« on: June 12, 2019, 09:50:47 AM »
Punjab and Haryana High Court Declares:
All animals are ‘legal persons’, all citizens are the guardians of the animal kingdom with a duty to ensure their welfare and protection.

"I'm gonna sue you!"   Source.

Walking the walk / Re: Gardening
« on: May 29, 2019, 08:35:02 PM »
Jim Kovaleski inspires me, cann't wait for this rain to stop...   

(ducks are there as well)

A disaster in waiting

By Sadhguru, Isha Foundation. Published: 19th May 2019.
Ecological problems are no longer a myth. The facts are ranged in such a manner that it is a clear statement. The way we are going right now, it is a disastrous path. But we call it “business as usual.” If we go with “business as usual,” the planet is in for a very serious turndown in the way it functions.
But we are not looking for solutions yet, we are only looking to slow down the disaster. We want to gift the disaster to our children; we don’t want it to happen in our time.
We are trying to handle a massive problem with small incentives here and there. That is not the way it needs to be addressed if you are serious about a solution. 
If we do not take corrective action right now, we will pass on a legacy which we will be ashamed of and which we will be accused of and hated for by our children and the next generation of people.


Arctic sea ice / Re: 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:22:18 PM »
Folks, does this helps?

<now back to my vacation>

The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: June 28, 2018, 06:54:40 PM »
Ugo Bardi writes in his blogspot: "About 2,000 years ago, the Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca wrote to his friend Licilius noting that "growth is slow, but ruin is rapid". It was an apparently obvious observation, but one of those observations that turns out to be not obvious at all if you just think a little about it."
He wrote book about it, The "Seneca Effect", published this spring.

How fast a house can be built? How fast it can be destroyed?
How much takes to create something? How much takes to destroy it?

< we still lack the culture... we lack leadership... >


"A major outbreak of waterspouts happened along the coast of Emilia Romagna, north Italy, mainly near Rimini. Over 10 and likely over 15 waterspouts were reported in only about 2 hours."

Spectacular view from Gabicce Mare. Photo: Francesco Gennari.

More photos there.

Walking the walk / Re: Gardening
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:17:39 PM »
Grafting skill is invaluable for many growers. If grafting is something new for you - amazing Joe Real can help you start:

Citrus Bark Grafting Tutorial - the Real deal! ( it's not for citrus only, mind you ;) )

That's how i started. (Thanks Joe, wherever you are now.)

Arctic sea ice / Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« on: June 19, 2018, 07:52:56 PM »
While you all are still on it ;) How about Kaketoe?

Vernacular names
Bahasa Indonesia: Kakatua
беларуская: Какаду
Boarisch: Kakadu
čeština: Kakaduovití
Deutsch: Kakadus
English: Cockatoos
español: Cacatúas
français: Cacatoès
hrvatski: Kakadui
italiano: Cacatuidi
lietuvių: Kakadu
magyar: Kakadufélék
македонски: Какадуа
Nederlands: Kaketoes
日本語: オウム科
norsk: Kakaduer
norsk nynorsk: Kakaduer
polski: Kakadu
português: Cacatuas
suomi: Kakadut
svenska: Kakaduor
ไทย: นกกระตั้ว

The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:14:48 PM »
Great Science Communicators

Neil deGrasse Tyson is of "Carl Sagan's type". I like that type, so inspiring. Human at its best. And influential. For some.

Carl Sagan on Climate as an Emerging Issue (1990)
by Climate State Published on Apr 12, 2017: 7,310 views

1. part as above + 2.part more details (1990)
by Teresa Davidson Published on Oct 1, 2017, 1 view   *??just me??*


Google do not be evil!

< As the Concentrated Corporate Power grew so is the CO2 Problem. Can we stop it? >

The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:20:55 PM »
In absence of the real stuff in my vicinity

severe-weather.EU @severeweatherEU 2h2 hours ago: "Beautiful capture of an isolated thunderstorm over the northern Adriatic sea from Lošinj Island, Croatia. June 14, 2018. Photo: Vilson Berisha"

a documentary, story about sprites...
and some real action here: Shooting the Everlasting Storm | That’s Amazing
more, The Maracaibo Lake - Catatumbo Tour Part 1 & Ivan Torrent - Icarus (feat. Julie Elven)

The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:41:24 AM »
Thanks for the post about consciousness, beautiful controversial subject. I like approach with several layers of emergent awareness. Example given here, mentioned here: Reactivity, Consciousness, Communality, Hypersociality, ...
In this view consciousness may not be enough to deal with challenges we face today, what more may we need...

A few quotes from the speech mentioned here and here:
Hence the need to devise a long-term global strategy able to provide energy security and, by laying down precise commitments to meet the problem of climate change, to encourage economic stability, public health, the protection of the environment and integral human development.
This is a challenge of epochal proportions.
We know that the challenges facing us are interconnected.
Political decisions, social responsibility on the part of the business community and criteria governing investments – all these must be guided by the pursuit of the long-term common good and concrete solidarity between generations. There should be no room for opportunistic and cynical efforts to gain small partial results in the short run, while shifting equally significant costs and damages to future generations.
Decisive progress on this path cannot be made without an increased awareness that all of us are part of one human family, united by bonds of fraternity and solidarity. Only by thinking and acting with constant concern for this underlying unity that overrides all differences, only by cultivating a sense of universal intergenerational solidarity, can we set out really and resolutely on the road ahead.
Unlimited faith in markets and technology has led many people to believe that shifts in economic or technological systems will be sufficient to remedy the current ecological and social imbalances. Yet we must acknowledge that the demand for continuous economic growth has led to severe ecological and social consequences, since our current economic system thrives on ever-increasing extraction, consumption and waste.

“The problem is that we still lack the culture needed to confront this crisis. We lack leadership capable of striking out on new paths in meeting the needs of the present with concern for all and without prejudice towards coming generations” (Laudato Si’, 53).

(my emphasis)

We need leadership with - for humans - exceptional inherent grasp of "communality".

My locality were under estofex threat level 3 yesterday. That is the max level, happened never before. Anyway, i got nothing worth to mention - not even decent thunder/lighting which i like to observe - so i envy folks who saw it:

severe-weather.EU @severeweatherEU 4h4 hours ago: "Brutal lightning barrage over the northern Adriatic sea last night as seen from Lošinj Island, Croatia. Excellent photo by Sandro Puncet."

Nothing to envy here, severe-weather.EU @severeweatherEU 10h10 hours ago: "11 cm (!!) hailstone from yesterday's severe hailstorm over Črnomelj, Slovenia! Report: Matej Štegar"
Photo here.

Consequences / Re: Decline in insect populations
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:45:16 AM »
Europe’s beetle species plummet as trees disappear

"A new report by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) finds nearly 18 percent of saproxylic beetles are threatened with extinction in Europe. That number goes up to almost 22 percent for the EU as a whole."

"Of Europe’s threatened species, the 2018 report finds five are critically endangered, up from two in 2010."

"Why are these beetles declining? According to the IUCN, it’s because Europe’s trees are disappearing."
Logging, wood harvesting, urbanization, tourism development and an increasing frequency in wildfires...

The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:53:36 AM »
Big Picture Science, the science radio show & podcast of the SETI Institute: Geology is Destiny

Will Earthlings of a hundred million years from now dig up our plastic refuse and study it the way we study dinosaur bones?

"They eated me, and blamed me for extinction."

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