Only a small part of climate change has to do with carbon dioxide

In terms of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide represents around 20%, water vapour is by far the largest at 70%, and then you have methane, which is 80 times more of a greenhouse than carbon dioxide and will likely overtake carbon dioxide in a few years.

The loss of natural carbon fixation just from the overexploitation of commercial fisheries is equivalent to all anthropogenic carbon dioxide production. This is just one example; there are many others. So carbon mitigation is almost irrelevant in comparison to the protection of nature.

80% of water vapour comes from the oceans, and the rate of evaporation is controlled by the SML surface microlayer, which is formed by phytoplankton such as coccolithophores and diatoms.

These plankton plants are rapidly disappearing; this is called regime shift by the academics; I call it extinction.

Carbon mitigation is not going to work; this only leaves nature and bioclimatic factors, yet humanity has destroyed more than 70% of nature on land and marine life in the oceans since the 1970s and close to 90% since the 1900s. Most people do not see this happening unless they are over 50 years old. It’s called shifting baseline syndrome.

Our leaders and indeed everyone must reconnect with nature; our survival is directly linked to the survival of nature; there is no technological solution or invention that will make a difference.

Once we have respect and appreciation for nature, we will have respect for fellow citizens, and fixing climate change will be like a walk in the forest.

The NASA PACE mission is on its way today.

PACE = Plankton, Aerosols, Clouds and ocean Ecosystems

Plankton and biogenic factors regulate water vapour pressure and aerosol cloud formation. The combined processes probably contribute over 70% of the anthropogenic factors that regulate the climate. For example, 80% of the world’s water vapour is from evaporation from the ocean surface, which covers 71% of the planet. Plankton produce a lipid surfactant layer that covers the world’s oceans in a skin 1 to 1000 microns thick, which regulates up to 50% of all gas transfers, including water vapour. We know it is really important, but it is only now that the subject is being investigated in detail with the launch of PACE.

We need to take a precautionary approach; we will never have all the facts, but we know that partially combusted carbon particles, plastic, and lipophilic toxic chemicals are killing the planet and destroying plankton.

While we need sensors to monitor the systems and collect data, we also need action. 80% of the world’s municipal and industrial wastewater is discharged untreated; the same applies to atmospheric pollution.

99.82% of the global land area is exposed to toxic levels of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5)

Billions of dollars are being spent on sensors, and effectively nothing on fixing the problem.

Baobab trees

Wonderfully important Baobab trees, but they are now dying throughout Africa and all at the same time.

The reason given is climate change; I suspect atmospheric pollution is the primary cause. 99.82% of the global land area is exposed to toxic levels of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5)—tiny particles in the air that are linked to lung cancer and heart disease.

Atmospheric particle pollution and the toxic chemicals carried by the particles are also likely to be toxic to the trees. It is absolutely right to be hugging these 3,000-year-old trees because they are unlikely to survive the next 30 years.

Bee good….innovation challenge

here are around 500 species of stingless bees in the tropics, including those belonging to the Meliponini genus. The honey is highly prized for its taste and medical properties.

The bees live in hollow trees and branches, but due to the value of the honey, trees are sometimes cut down just to get to the honey. Not only does this destroy trees in the rainforest, but also the thousands of plants that depend on the bees for pollination.

We want to try and mass produce stingless beehives, which will be free-issued (or provided at cost) to individuals and organisations that want to grow the bees, initially in Panama and Costa Rica. This will help prevent trees from being cut down; it will protect the bees and all the plants that they pollinate. The bee hives can also generate self-sustainable local enterprises.

The question is, does anyone have a design that could be used by laser cutting CNC software such as Lightburn? The design must be simple and easy to clip together with the minimum of tools.

Life is being sucked out of the planet……

Climate change is a self-fulfilling prophecy that encompasses the annihilation of nature. We will be able to survive climate change, but we will not be able to survive the loss of nature over the next 20 years. It is now time to implement real solutions and take action.

We know that if we had not destroyed more than 50% of the marine ecosystem, we would not have elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.

However, we continue to destroy the marine ecosystem, even in precious locations such as the Galapagos. 30 years ago, the marine ecosystem was in good condition, the shark fin industry moved in, and a high percentage of the apex-level predators were killed. We know that when you remove sharks, all animals and plants suffer. The same situation happened in Bocas del Toro in Panama, and now most of the fish have also gone.  There are other reasons, such as pollution, but at least we should be able to stop destructive fishing.

The pelagic fishing industry and the quest for shark fin soup continue around the Galapagos, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Panama. Hundreds of foreign commercial fishing vessels are sucking the life out of the oceans; they are sucking the life out of the planet and any chance of a sustainable future.

Bioclimatic climate change

Watch what happens to countries around the Mediterranean Sea.

Countries around the Mediterranean are going to Cook, Flood, they will have Droughts and very high Wind velocities.

The model in the report is serious, but it doesn’t even take into account the that the Mediterranean has lost its SML layer, the surface micro layer of lipids produced by phytoplankton that regulate gas transfer across the surface of the sea and the atmosphere. This is important because the primary greenhouse gas is water vapour, and the SML regulates up to 50% of the atmospheric water vapour pressure.

What does this mean?

Atmospheric water vapour pressure will be higher, and loss of SML aerosols means fewer clouds. Higher water vapour pressure and fewer clouds to reflect energy means high temperatures, humid conditions and droughts.

Cloud seeding can be caused by dust, pollution or seawater spray. When this happens, energy release when water condenses will cause sudden very strong winds lasting maybe only 30 minutes. 200km+ winds. It also means that when it rains the downpours will be torrential.

Mediterranean countries are going to cook, there will be droughts, very strong short lived winds and torrential downpours. This is not just caused by climate change, it is caused by pollution and destruction of marine life.

5 weeks that changed the world…

In 1835, at the age of twenty-six, Charles Darwin arrived in the Galapagos Islands, where he spent a mere five weeks and only seventeen days on land, gathering specimens and sketching them. Even though he published his findings 20 years after visiting the islands, he wasn’t the first to comprehend the principles of natural selection, but he was the first to publish in 1859.

The Origon of Species by means of Natural Selection
or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life

With the exception of marine mammals, very few mammals can survive on the dry, nearly arid Galapagos Islands. Most of the terrestrial animals are birds and reptiles, including endemic marine iguanas and giant tortoises. The animals had to adapt to the slightly different conditions on each island due to the extreme difficulty of surviving. Darwin used finches, which are small birds that eat seeds, as an example. The birds’ beaks adapted to the seeds that the various plant species produced on different islands. There are numerous instances of adaptation, and as a species becomes more specialised, it eventually splits into subspecies and then distinct species.

Natural selection is currently taking place in the world, but unlike in the past, most of nature is unable to adapt to the current circumstances. This is because nature lacks the mechanisms necessary to deal with harmful substances and chemicals created by humans, like plastic and endocrine disruptors. Humanity is failing to preserve life, and nature is dying. Even if we stopped polluting right away, the majority of nature might not survive the next 20 years because of the current level of toxicity in the world.

There is no biological need for us to change our wicked ways because those who possess the wealth, power, and authority to bring about change are not suffering; this includes most people in high-income countries. The issue is that it will be too late to save the environment on land and the marine life in the oceans when those individuals or organisations with the power to effect change begin to suffer severely.

In essence, human survival and self-preservation are being harmed by natural selection because most do not think there is actually a problem. We have already lost 70% of nature since 1970 and 90% since 1900; over the next 20 years, it will be 90% and 99%, respectively. Humanity is part of nature; we cannot survive if it is destroyed.

There is still time to halt the process, restore biodiversity, and stop climate change, but first we must stop the devastation of ecosystems, overexploitation of the natural world, and pollution from toxic chemicals, plastic, and partially combusted carbon.

What will it take to change the world after almost 200 years since Darwin was in Galapagos?

bioclimatic climate change;

Darwin research station, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

How are we going to survive the next 20 years?

The air we breathe
99.82% of the global land area is exposed to toxic levels of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5)—tiny particles in the air that are linked to lung cancer and heart disease

Wastewater and toxic chemicals
80% of all our wastewater from 8 billion people is discharged into rivers and the oceans without treatment. Almost 100% of all toxic chemicals are discharged into the environment without treatment.

Drinking water and rainwater
All drinking water is contaminated with plastic and toxic chemicals, and some water companies even add ammonium to drinking water to form chloramines, which makes the water even more toxic.

Your food
Most of your food will not contain toxic chemicals such as herbicides, but toxic chemicals are also added on purpose.

Human fertility and the ability of nature to reproduce
At the current rate of decline, male sperm count will be reduced to less than 90%+ due to endocrine disrupting toxic chemicals over the next 20 years. The same applies to most animals in nature because toxic chemicals are now everywhere.

69% of all terrestrial animals have been lost; over 50% of all marine life has been lost compared to 1970; and probable close to 90% since 1900. At the current rate of decline, it will be 90% to 99% respectively over the next 20 years. Humans are part of nature, and without nature, we cannot survive.

Ocean acidification, aerosols, and climate change
Carbon mitigation will not stop ocean acidification; it could accelerate the process.  When the ocean pH hits 7.95 in less than 20 years, most marine life will either dissolve or succumb to disease or starvation. The process has started, and the Mediterranean has lost most of its marine life.

The belief that carbon mitigation is the solution to climate change and our survival is ridiculous. We need to stop all forms of toxic chemical pollution, plastic, and particle pollution and regenerate nature; otherwise, there is little hope for the survival of humanity over the next few decades!