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Tuesday, 13 November


Camp Fire now deadliest and most destructive in California history The Watchers Latest articles

Camp Fire has exploded in size since November 8, 2018, and is now the deadliest and most destructive individual wildfire in California history. On November 12, the death toll climbed to 31 and there are still 121 people missing. As of 19:36 PST, November 11 (03:36...... Read more

Indonesia leans on businesses to do more about plastic waste Conservation news

NUSA DUA, Indonesia The Indonesian government is set to make consumer goods manufacturers more responsible for managing the waste from their product packaging, in a bid to tackle one of the worst plastic trash problems in the world. The regulation, expected before the end of this year, is part of a wider effort to cut Indonesias waste output by 30 percent by 2025 from current levels, according to Rosa Vivien Ratnawati, the environment ministrys head of waste management. The so-called extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulation will oblige producers and retailers to redesign their product packaging to have a higher proportion of recyclable material. It will also require that they take greater responsibility for the management of waste from their products. Those affected will include makers of processed foods and beverages, who rely heavily on plastic packaging for their products. Retailers such as supermarkets and convenience stores will also be subject to the EPR requirements in terms of the packaging options they offer customers, as will food and beverage outlets that currently use plastic utensils, plates and cups. The roadmap addresses the way [producers carry out] waste reduction, especially for plastic, Vivien told reporters on the sidelines of the recent Our Oceans Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali. Indonesia is one of the worlds producers of plastic waste, much of which ends up in the sea. Image by Tommy Apriando/Mongabay Indonesia. Vivien said an EPR requirement already exists under the Waste Management Act of 2008, but it hasnt been easy to

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Monday, 12 November


Air pollution crisis needs ambitious health campaign What's new

Air pollution crisis needs ambitious health campaign

brendan 12th November 2018
Teaser Media


Who actually wants new oil pipelines? What's new

Who actually wants new oil pipelines?

Chris Saltmarsh 12th November 2018
Teaser Media


Some Politicians Want Open Borders The Naked Truth is Head Space

No hay nada bueno que suceda en un vaco. There is nothing good that happens in a vacuum. Two of the largest and most powerful cartels in Mexico are trying to take over this territory to send drugs across the southern border into the US. Think about this statement: If we do not protect []


Hacking the atmosphere What's new

Hacking the atmosphere

brendan 12th November 2018
Teaser Media


When green is too white What's new

When green is too white

brendan 12th November 2018
Teaser Media


The men behind Britain's climate denying charity What's new

The men behind Britain's climate denying charity

Louise Gill 12th November 2018
Teaser Media


CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION One of the Biggest Stories Ever Told Frack Check WV

Natalie Mahowald, Professor of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

UN climate report author: ambitious actions needed to slow global warming

Interview by David Nutt, Atkinson Center, Cornell University, October 18, 2018

In March 2017, Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Futures faculty director for the environment, was selected by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a lead author on the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The final report made international headlines when it was released Oct. 8. Among its key findings: scientific evidence is clear that human activities have caused 1 C of global warming since the late 1800s, and current trends suggest if the planet keeps warming at the same rate global warming will pass 1.5 C around 2040, with disastrous consequences for humans and ecosystems alike. (In Fahrenheit, a change of 1 C is 1.8 F and 1.5 C is 2.7 F.)

In this Q&A, Mahowald discusses her role in the report, its findings and proposed solutions, and the work everyone must do to limit global warming.

How would you describe your role in preparing the IPCC report?

My title is lead author, and I worked on Chapter One: Framing and Context. I was also asked to be an author on the Summary for Policymakers, which is actually line by line approved by governments. I was in South Korea for that process last week.

Ninety-one authors and review editors from 40 countries worked on the report. What does that kind of collaboration look like?

Theres 400 pages for the whole report if you look at it in a Word file. We each have our own section that were the lead on. We spent a lot of time talking to each other and making sure were reaching consistent assessments of the peer-reviewed literature. We included citations of 6,000 articles, so its a huge amount of work. This report was unique in the way it was so cross-disciplinary. That means everyone speaks a slightly different language. And yet we have to make sure we speak consistently across the whole report.

How does involving that many people shape the findings?

In a lot of ways, its really a consensus document. This is what we can all agree to. It goes throug...


Speaking Truth to Feces Head Space

Yes, there are many American people that are just that stupidand they will eventually get the dystopia, destitution and destruction, their corrupt politicians will gladly provide, so they can rule over them. There is a big difference between being governed and being ruled, but the moron is not aware of such things. Whatever, the outcome []


Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake North Atlantic Ocean The Watchers Latest articles

A strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake was registered in the North Atlantic Ocean at 14:03 UTC on November 11, 2018. USGS is reporting a depth of 7.3 km (4.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...... Read more

Valentina Zharkova: The Solar Magnet Field and the Terrestrial Climate The Watchers Latest articles

Professor Valentina Zharkova gave a presentation of her Climate and the Solar Magnetic Field hypothesis at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in October 2018. Principal component analysis (PCA) of the solar background magnetic field observed from the Earth,...... Read more


Sandhill Cranes under a full Moon: Crex Meadows, Wisconsin The PhotoNaturalist

October 22, 2018 (Monday) **ALL OF THE BELOW PHOTOS ARE SINGLE FRAMES AS TAKENI DID NOT ADD THE MOON IN PHOTOSHOP I ran into several photographer friends down in Wisconsins Crex Meadows Wildlife Area yesterday. I guess we were all thinking the same thingTwo days before the full moon is a perfect time to try []


Deadly landslide hits Niteroi, Rio de Janeriro, Brazil The Watchers Latest articles

At least 10 people have been killed and 11 others injured after heavy rains caused large landslide in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Region, Brazil on November 10, 2018. The event took place in the Boa Esperana Community in Piratininga, Niteri,...... Read more


Magnitude 6.3 North Atlantic Ocean November 11, 2018 BC-ESP Seismograms

USGS Event Page

Magnitude 6.3 North Atlantic Ocean
  • 2018-11-11 14:03:59 (UTC)
  • 15.556N 49.868W
  • 7.3 km depth

Additional information on this and other earthquakes recorded by Weston Observatory can be found here:

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Magnitude 6.8 119km NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen November 9, 2018 BC-ESP Seismograms

USGS Event Page

M 6.8 119km NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • 2018-11-09 01:49:40 (UTC)
  • 71.623N 11.240W
  • 10.0 km depth

This seismogram was recrded at Nock Middle School, Newburyport, MA:

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Fracking Continues to Pollute in Spite of Technical Changes Frack Check WV

Electric powered drilling and fracking reduces pollution

Before going public, USWS signs new electric frack fleet deals

From Luke Geiver, North American Shale Magazine, October 31, 2018

U.S. Well Services has expanded from West Texas to South Texas with its unique frack fleet offering. The Houston-based firm announced this week it will work with an operator in the Eagle Ford and provide its electric frack fleet starting next year.

The announcement with the Eagle Ford operator comes five days after USWS said it will work with Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration LLC by providing an electric frack fleet for HHEXs Marcellus shale operations.

Regarding the contract in South Texas, Joel Broussard, CEO of USWS, said the company is now validated in its frack fleet design and need for the industry. We look forward to working closely with them to provide safer operations, reduce noise , drive substantial fuel savings and achieve operating efficiencies through the use of natural gas sourced directly from the field, adding, We continue to gain momentum with other potential customers as the industry continues to recognize the benefits of electric frack and adopt this innovative and revolutionary technology.

The electric fleet is powered by natural gas fueled turbine generators. The operations with natural gas-powered turbines reduces noise by 99 percent and fuel consumption by roughly 90 percent, according to USWS.

Later this year, USWS will become a publicly-traded energy company listed on the Nasdaq. Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, made a move to acquire USWS in July.

In 2019, USWS will have an additional four electric fleets hit the market for other customers as well, according to the company.


Halliburton introduces new automated fracking service

From Patrick Miller, North American Shale Magazine, August 21, 2018

Halliburton Co. has unveiled its Prodigi AB hydraulic fracturing service, which the company called a first-of-its-kind technology that uses automation to improve efficiency, maximize perforation cluster performance and mitigate risks....


The Bloodiest Century on Earth Fire Earth

IN PROGRESS TIA [September 24, Confidential 10] TNWG [October 22, Confidential 10] Nominated Groups: CJ UUT IGE OCT FIRE-EARTH Presentation: 100th Anniversary of Armistice How 150 million inculcated earth dwellers patriotically slaughtered each other in 20th century [Prepared by affiliated political scientists.] Presentation available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. FIRE-EARTH Top Ten Alerts All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH []


Gift Giving News

We are currently working on new Water Protector Collection garments, gifts and accessories plus our new Pipeline Free Manoomin has just been harvested.  We visited our communities and purchased their wild rice, and is currently being traditionally processed.

Honor the Earth now offers a Virtual Gift Card: Celebrates Protecting the Earth

Sunday, 11 November


They say what they say because all theyve learned, is to say it that waythen they believe it. Head Space

Messin with the Mind Totalitarian jailers dont speak of hypnosis or suggestion; they even deny the fact of imposed confession. They think about human behavior and human government in a much more mechanistic fashion. In order to understand them we have to give more attention to their adoration of simplified Pavlovian concepts. Like Pavlovs salivating []


West Virginia Environmental Council seeks Lobby Proposal for 2019 Legislative Session Frack Check WV

West Virginia Environmental Council, P.O. Box 1007, Charleston WV 25324

The WV Environmental Council (WVEC) is seeking lobbying proposals for full time legislative lobbying during the 2019 regular Legislative Session, which runs from January 9th through March 9th, 2019.

Please include in your proposal the number of hours per day, week, or month to which you are willing to commit during the Session.

Ideal candidates will be politically savvy; have the ability to influence people and relate to a wide variety of personalities; and have a desire to see sound environmental policy implemented in West Virginia.

Duties include:
>>> Maintain a thorough understanding of legislative and regulatory processes, and complete situational awareness of the political, legislative, and regulatory landscape.
>>>Maintain strong relationships with state policymakers in executive and legislative branches, their staff, as well as environmental and consumer
>>> Be able to maintain flexibility throughout the legislative session. Attendance at committee meetings, stakeholder meetings, and floor sessions, plus active advocacy with lawmakers is required.
>>> Develop strategic and tactical plans to address identified threats and opportunities in executive and legislative branches.
>>> Participate as an integral member of an allied lobbyist team, meeting weekly during session.
>>> Lead or actively participate in coalitions with advocates and other stakeholders.
>>> Work collaboratively with other WVEC lobbyists, staff, and member groups.
>>> Write weekly articles for WVECs WV Green Update and a wrap-up article at the conclusion of the session.
>>> Participate in meetings with the Legislative Oversight Committee of WVEC.

Quantitative Dimensions: Responsible for assisting with development and implementation of government affairs strategy during legislative session. This includes communication with Lobby Team Coordinator, office staff, interns, and board members.

Organizational Context: Report to Lobby Team Coordinator. Maintain a collaborative relationship with colleagues in Policy, Communications, Stakeholder Engagement and other functions.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree (preferred), 2 years combined experience in legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, or environmental policy.
>>> Expertise in political, legislative and regulatory matters at the state level.
>>> Demonstrated success in lobbying state government.
>>> Demonstrate...


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, November 10, 2018, #170 Geoengineering Watch

Dane Wigington The Camp Fire is now officially the most destructive wildfire in California history. This is a tragic fact following an entire summer of extreme fire destruction in the US west. The official narrative from Washington is that the extreme fires are due to a lack of forest management, this is a blatant lie. Fire season


The Democratic Party is a Facade: Tree Sitter Fighting Pipeline on the Election Earth First! Newswire

from Appalachians Against Pipelines/Its Going Down

The following statement comes from a tree sitters in the Hellbender Autonomous Zone, who speaks on the recent election and the ongoing battle to stop a series of pipelines in the Appalachian territory.

We are taught that chronic feelings of dread, sadness and hopelessness are purely byproducts of chemical imbalances in our brains. Rarely is it considered that the objectively dark nature of our reality could play a role in how we feel.

When we take note of our conditions and produce natural biological responses (depression, anxiety, mania), we are stigmatized by our peers and sold out to big pharma by our parents and counselors.

Rising temperatures, increasing frequency of natural disasters and the climate crisis are real. You dont need to be a scientist. You dont need to understand feedback loops. You dont need to know what methane, permafrost, albedo or Ozone are.

We all know the environment is changing. We all know the water quality is sketchy and getting worse. We all know its too hot outside, and that it used to snow more often when we were children. We all know that multiple 500-year floods in the span of three years mean this is a different world than what we were born into.

When we acknowledge that our future is a dystopian crisis and that our children may see the collapse of human civilization, we often turn to substances and cognitive dissonance as defense mechanisms for our sanity.

Those in power did not become powerful by fixing problems. They sought power by means of exploitation, and there is no reason to think they would change once in positions of influence. Is anyone surprised that our own government is ignoring scientific data suggesting climate catastrophe by 2100? In two short centuries, our species will have destroyed what was a perfect situation on this planet, for a myth that exploitati...


Asteroids 2018 VT5 and VO5 flew past Earth at 0.48 and 0.37 LD The Watchers Latest articles

Two newly discovered asteroids designated 2018 VT5 and 2018 VO5 flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on November 5 and 6, 2018. Asteroid 2018 VT5 flew past Earth at 01:33 UTC on November 5 at a distance of 0.48 LD / 0.00123 AU (184 005 km/ 114 335 miles). It was...... Read more

Major flash floods hit ancient city of Petra, Jordan The Watchers Latest articles

Heavy rain caused severe flash flooding in Jordan's ancient city of Petra, the kingdom's main tourist attraction, on Friday, November 9, 2018. Nearly 4 000 people were forced to evacuate. At least 12 people were killed in the country's central and...... Read more


Ludicrous Absurdities, The Sunni-Shiite Schism and Other Stories. Head Space

There are some that will continue falling off of the cliff of reality and descend further into the nether realms of insanity Trouble in Nigeria? Must be Trumps Fault The leftists continue to demonstrate a severe Trump Derangement Syndrome. How else do you explain a manic obsession in finding connections between everything terrible that happens []


FIRE-EARTH Alert: Earthquake Forecast California Fire Earth

FESC 03 -111002 Nominated Groups: CJ UUT IGE OCT TML FIRE-EARTH Alert: Earthquake Forecast California [12 months] FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast for California Region is now available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. FIRE-EARTH Top Ten Alerts All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH DIRECTIVES, ALERTS, FORECASTS, BULLETINS and MESSAGES available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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