Climate Change: The Magnetic North is Shifting

The media is busily denigrating the US for our heinous lack of adherence to lower emissions and meet the ‘goals’ of the Paris Climate Accord.   Forbes refers to us as “The Ugly Face of America”.   While citing percentages with self grandizing authority and blaming Trump for pulling out of “Obama’s Clean Power Plan”, Forbes does not articulate the fact that Obama’s plan did – nothing.   The US remained second highest producer of CO2 emissions behind China throughout Obama’s administration rule.   Obama did make a ‘call’ for more renewable, and he did make a ‘commitment’, but those are words – just as the entire Paris Accord is a body of goals and words without any rule.

Germany’s largest power station is fueled by coal, as is Denmark’s, Australia, Chile, India, Serbia, Poland, etc…  The largest power station in the US is Hydroelectric.   The 20 largest power producing facilities in the world are Hydro and nuclear with the exception of two, one in China and one in Japan.   And despite Forbes using Germany as an example to model, they failed each and every standardized goal set by Merkel who has now pushed that agenda to a possible – 2030.

Politicians routinely spew a plethora of rhetorical word-plays which the media regurgitates as fact when they are simply legalistic word-plays.   Throw in a few get out of jail free cards like ‘our aim’, ‘our path’, ‘our goal’, and when those ideals are not met – ‘we never promised’ is the free card.

But Germany isn’t the only country to backslide on their commitments, China, the world’s largest polluter, has pushed the punchcard to 2030 as well.    But even if those 2′ goals are attained, according to the UN the ‘goals’ are not even remotely effective and collectively all countries would have to increase their goals five fold to effect the necessary 1.5’ commitment.

In other words, even if every country collectively meets the Paris Accord goal of 2’ by 2030, they will still fall short of the necessary goal by 25%. And it is a fair guess that by then the entire Accord will have fizzled into nothing given no one has the funds to ante up – especially if the EU ends up footing the bill for the UN and their own military defense and their burgeoning immigration welfare.

In the Trump Blame Game, what exactly did Trump change with respect to Obama’s Climate Control policy?

1)   He hired an EPA Minister that the left doesn’t like, who subsequently resigned after threats.

2)   He lifted ‘some restrictions’ on greenhouse emissions from coal plants.

3)   Eased restrictions on millions of acres of land that had been protected for the “Grouse”.

4)   Approved five oil and gas companies permission to use seismic airgun blasts to search for oil and gas in the ocean.

5)   Lifted the block for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

6)   Sent to the appeals court a request to quash the Youth Climate Lawsuit – that no one knows diddly about.

7)   Cleared production of oil and gas wells in the Arctic.

8)   Signed a bill to clean up the plastic pollution in our oceans.

9)   Disbanded an ‘Air Pollution Review Panel’.

10) Extended the ban on mining near Yellowstone.

11) Rolled back Obama rules that oil and gas companies must monitor and mitigate the release of methane gas.

The ‘science’ of climate change is actually theory based.    However, in the midst of this climate theory, there is something radically occurring within the earth’s core.   The Magnetic North Field is moving at a speed 4-5 times normal.   “Magnetic fields are essential for life on Earth. That is because the magnetic field protects the planet from cosmic rays and charged particles from solar flares.  If we didn’t have the magnetic field protecting the Earth, then the atmosphere would become stripped of its atoms and the radiation from the solar wind would irradiate all life on Earth.”

The earths magnetic field protects life on earth by shielding it from radiation and moderating our climate.   Over the last 200 years, the magnetic field has weakened by about 15%.   Pole reversals occur naturally with the magnetic field ‘shifting’.   This core shift can be gradual or rapid and defines our shifting climate and radiation.   Some scientists believe these ‘historical shifts’ have been the causal factor in the eradication of Neanderthals and possibly the dinosaurs, etc…

Scientists explain that these shifts create ozone holes and cause charged particles to bombard Earth’s atmosphere during solar storms which would punch holes in Earth’s atmosphere.   It is believed in scientific circles that this weakening would directly effect those species that rely on geomagnetism for navigation, including bees, salmon, turtles, whales, bacteria and pigeons.

This shift has been tracked for about 160 years, the same timeline used to define ‘climate change’.

Currently the shift is occurring at the rate of 40 to 55 km per year.   In 1900 the pole was located in Canada, today it is closing in on Siberia.  So what comes first, the chicken or the egg?   Given that science states that this magnetic shift occurs every 200,000 years, and humans were hardly creating CO2 emissions back in the day, I think it is safe to say in this instance the chicken, the core, is the initiator, and humanities outcome will be the egg.

That said, no amount of Paris Accord ‘goals’ will have one rat’s arse on the outcome.

Colorado Animas River Sludge – An EPA Budget in Perpetuity

I can not believe what I am hearing on the media about the Colorado Orange sludge. The EPA would have us believe that everything is fine, the water has returned to contaminated levels pre-sludge and that if we want it cleaned up, because there is no more superfund money, Colorado taxpayers will have to ante up and foot the bill!

To add to the fray, Governor Hickenlooper drank a hefty glass of iodine treated water from the river and touted that everything was ‘normal’… to your health! Sante!  “C’mon little kiddies, drink up!”

Really! Even the EPA thought that was incredibly irresponsible. Who are these people?

This mine was closed over 100 years ago and now we as Colorado taxpayers are going to ante up to clean up the mess the mine made while the owners of the mine have no responsibility and the EPA claims they have no money? What happened to the mine? The company, Premier Cobalt Central Mines Company out of Canada went into receivorship in 1911, so I guess that about let’s them off the hook. But the EPA is responsible for unplugging the proverbial dyke, so shouldn’t they be responsible to clean it up?

Legally, if it hadn’t been the EPA running over the plug, if it had been a private company, who would be responsible then?

In the meantime, the EPA announces it may take ‘years’ to evaluate the harm to human, animal, aquatic, bird and environmental damage.  Lots of reports…

Apparently, the EPA says it’s Superfund is broke, they have no more money and therefore actual cleanup isn’t possible. Besides, after conducting a typical five to ten year study, and another ten years of creating government reports on the findings, chances are the public will have long forgotten and the cleanup will simply fade into the sunset.  Ta-Ta~

But wait, it gets better! Who plugged the mine in the first place? The EPA. They plugged the mine in 2014 with the hopes of building a ‘large concrete bulkhead’ in 2015. In other words, the plug was a temporary fix. Engineers knew that the plug would eventually explode with the pressure of water that was building inside. Hence they needed approval for ‘special funding’ to build a bulkhead at a cost of upwards of $1.7 million.

Construction for the bulkhead was supposed to commence July 2015 with a completion date of September 2015. Before the spill the EPA stated, “there are NO fish in the Animas River below Cement Creek for approximately two miles and observed precipitous declines in fish populations as far as 20 miles downstream.” (Drink up Hickenlooper).  The river was already toxic, it just didn’t turn orange. Construction on the bulkhead was underway when the sub-contractor decided to test water levels and blockage at the Gold King Mine. Oops – and it’s history from there.

The mine has been undergoing ‘a form of cleanup‘ for years, but it’s not really working, it’s actually an ongoing cleanup operation of perpetuity. So far it has cost $100 million and the river still couldn’t sustain fish upstream. You see, the solution isn’t really a solution at all, it is another type of plug, a water treatment facility that continues to churn and work to clean the constant flow of pollution and heavy metals. And that’s the rub for the residents. An expensive band-aide.

Meanwhile, the EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, has stopped all work on all mines across the country, has refused to visit the site claiming the 55 mile drive is ‘too far’, and has stated that the sludge of the Animas is back to the same polluted levels it was before the spill. But even that doesn’t portray the entire picture.

According to a document released by the EPA September 2014, they claim the Animas River pollution increased dramatically after the EPA installed three bulkheads in the Sunnyside Mine System. The build up of flows at the Red and Bonita Mine, the Mogul Mine and the Gold King Mine increased dramatically after the bulkheads were installed at Sunnyside. This would indicate that the bulkhead solution simply ‘moves’ the buildup somewhere else which they acknowledged in their report of the potential failure of the Red and Bonita bulkhead!

Prior to the sludge, the EPA stated that conditions exist for, “actual or potential exposure to nearby human populations, animals or the food chain from hazardous substances or pollutants or contaminants.” from the mine and that a cost of remediation was expected to be $1,710,000 such cost to be born by the Regional Removal Allowance. Signed David Ostrander, Director.

A regional allowance allows for a statutory limit of $2 million for a cleanup unless a Regional Administrator approves emergency actions up to $6 million… Gina McCarthy is the Regional Administrator. How much Gina?

So what we have is a solution that isn’t a solution at all but a diversion. We have a river that will never be clean of toxins and heavy metals. And we have the EPA, a government organization who earns its annual budget diverting pollutants to new sites, to plug, to divert to new sites – to plug… thereby assuring they will always be awarded the budgets – in perpetuity.

How’s that workin’ for ya?”