Methane time-bomb short film

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This is another blog article about climate change. To be honest, even my heart sinks when I write another climate change article; it would be great if I didn't have to keep blogging about climate change. Instead, I could talk about fun things like Bill and Ted 3, or things that benefit our immediate lives, like reducing our grain and sugar consumption to help our brains, or understanding how fluoride doesn't help our teeth in the long run, but I can't because nothing is as important as climate change. What's more, it is most definitely worth blogging about, and talking about, because we can all collectively make a difference by changing our lifestyles. We also know how to do it; we simply adopt livestyles in which we burn less fossil fuels. If we do, then we will make a difference and we'll know, at the end of our lives, that we did the right thing. It certainly isn't an easy thing to do, and I think we need to change our mindset to make it work successfully, but It's still absolutely necessary.

For anyone who needs reminding of how grim our future will be if we don't make drastic changes, here's a good short video about the ticking methane bomb.



Some readers may be concerned that beneath the video on YouTube is the comment 'RT is funded wholly or in part by the Russian Government'. This, in truth, is irrelevant, as the science in the video is factually correct, according to a vast number of scientists and my own research on the subject. I wanted to mention this because I am concerned that such an addition to the video's web-page could make some people, particularly in the West, believe that climate change is a false fact cooked up by the Russians. I wonder if the people who instigated these sorts of warnings thought about this consequence?

'Grain brain' book review

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Grain Brain is a book all about our grain diet, and how eating lots of grains is a bad idea for us, as human beings. I enjoyed reading it. Dr David Perlmutter clearly knows his stuff in the book, as he is a doctor and nutritionist. He also explains the issues well, in clear prose that includes interesting details and a good balance between the science and the practical consequences.

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In his book, Dr Perlmutter explains that we are not built to consume grains. This is hardly surprising, since the practice of growing large amounts of grain to feed a human population is only a very recent development, at least in terms of the human species. Before we started growing grains, in around 4,000 BC, we existed on a hunter-gatherer diet. This would have consisted of very fresh meat, fresh fish, nuts, leafy greens and seasonal berries. We would have eaten carbohydrates, in the form of tubers, but we would have eaten hardly any grasses, including wheat, rye, barley and rice. Our digestive systems are therefore set up to digest a non-grain diet. Since civilisation began, the sudden influx of large amounts of starch into our diet, which is quickly broken down into sugars in the gut, as well as us consuming actual sugars, especially in the form of concentrated fruit sugars, has been a shock to our digestive system.

Our body has a Hell of a time dealing with carbohydrates and sugars. Because meals heavy with these foods causes a rapid increase in the amount of sugar in our blood, our body has to work hard to remove the sugars from our blood system. It does this by pumping out insulin, which shepherds the sugar into our cells. But our cells can only take in so much sugar, and they soon begin to close the gates to more sugar coming in. As a result, even though our pancreas has pumped out lots of insulin, the sugar hasn't left our blood system, which is bad for our body as sugar is a toxin. As a result, not only can we get diabetes, we can also get blood pressure problems, heart problems, circulation problems etc etc. Read More...

Save the planet, ditch the mindset

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This week, Greta Thunberg visited London to speak to the Extinction Rebellion protesters who had been peacefully disrupting key sites in London in order to raise awareness of climate change. Greta has been doing an amazing job as a spokesperson for the climate change issue and her direct and straightforward speeches have been refreshing and invigorating to hear. Greta has been telling everyone that governments and corporations must start making major changes in order to save our planet, and ourselves, from the catastrophic effects of a warming planet.

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This is all good stuff but Greta hasn't really talked about what I think is the biggest obstacle to any meaningful progress on climate change reduction and our mass conversion to a sustainable society; the current human mindset.

I've mentioned before in articles on Climate Change that the biggest obstacle to stopping climate change is a mental one, for every indication of success for a person in our civilised world is synonymous with having a big carbon footprint. Owning a big car, owning a big house, going on holidays abroad, owning a large dog, flying everywhere, owning lots of foreign goods, having many children, all these things are the trappings of a 'successful' life. In comparison, all the things that go with a sustainable lifestyle, cycling, second-hand clothes, mended clothes, local holidays, one child or less, no flying, all these things are synonymous with the life of a low-achiever, a loser. Greta therefore has the unenviable task of telling literally billions of people that they must live the life of a social failure, a bum, in order to hopefully save their planet.
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Freemasonry and cooking

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Robert Sepehr produces many interesting videos on Youtube, several of which I've posted on this website in the past. He focusses on a variety of topics, including underground civilisations, unusual bloodlines, historical cults and related material. Today, I'm posting a video he created of a French film, 'Forces Occultes' or Occult Forces - subtitled 'The mysteries of Freemasonry unveiled for the first time on the screen'. It was released in 1943 and was the last film to be directed by ex-Freemason Paul Riche (the pseudonym of Jean Mamy). According to Sepehr, Mamy was later executed for revealing Freemasonry secrets. To quote from Sepehr's post, 'the film recounts the life of a young member of parliament who joins the Freemasons in order to relaunch his career. He thus learns of how the Freemasons are conspiring to encourage France into a war against Germany'. Here it is:

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Nikola Tesla and sub-quantum kinetics

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I am a big fan of Nikola Tesla, the famous engineer, physicist and inventor who developed the AC motor, among many other things, during his time in New York at the end of the nineteenth century. He was truly a genius.He was so gifted that he was said to be able to run experiments in his head and watch for any wear and tear, or problems in their design. He produced important, ground-breaking inventions and technologies but he also investigated and developed ideas that went counter to the current scientific orthodoxy. There is evidence that this wasn't well-received amongst the rich and powerful of the United States, and Tesla ended his life in poverty. According to reports, after he died, the FBI raided his rooms and took away all his papers. They eventually returned them to Tesla's solicitor, minus several key boxes of diagrams and notes.

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One such anomalous physics phenomena that Tesla was very interested in was that a high-energy electrical discharge seemed to produce a gravitational wave. He knew this because the discharge occurred in a vacuum chamber and yet he felt the gravitational shock-wave while standing nearby, discounting the possibility that it was caused by an air-pressure wave. According to standard physics, such behaviour should be impossible, as charge and gravity are officially not related. There is evidence that Tesla's insight about charge and gravitational waves was picked up by Russian scientists, among others, described in the very interesting book ''the scientist, the madman, the thief and their lightbulb'. Read More...

Bill and Ted 3!!

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As a bit of light relief in between blogs about our grim future, I wanted to talk about something totally amazing (possibly) that might happen soon; Bill and Ted 3!

I have always been a fan of Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, which is definitely one of my all-time favourite movies, as well as Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. They came out nearly thirty years ago but Bogus Journey is still as fun now as it was when it first appeared. Now, supposedly (unless it gets delayed again), there will finally be a third Bill and Ted movie. Here's a quick trailer from the guys:

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Working out who will survive climate change

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This week, many youngsters in the United Kingdom have gone out on school climate strikes/demonstrations, inspired by Greta Thunberg. Elsewhere in Europe and the world, young people have been demonstrating about our governments' political inaction with regard to climate change. In relation to an article on the subject, I made this comment in the Guardian newspaper:

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"A while ago, I watched a documentary in which a Navajo elder, discussing environmentalism, pointed out that the United States had a Bill of Rights, but not a Bill of Responsibilities. Do you think it would be beneficial for Greta Thunberg to write up a Bill of Responsibilities, including such duties as only flying in an emergency, becoming vegetarian, using public transport or cycling whenever possible, buying less goods, and for people to public pledge to adhere to those Responsibilities? A demonstration is a good thing but it's gone the next day. Long term pledges by many people would have a definite, positive impact."

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My comment ended up being be the Guardian's favourite comment for their article, but unfortunately, my comment is irrelevant in terms of stopping climate change. Global warming is now effectively a runaway train. We have passed several environmental tipping points on Earth. Methane is bubbling up in our cooked Arctic, the top of our Greenland ice-cap is becoming dark and being rained on in the winter, Australia is becoming inhospitable, its wildlife dying and much of its farming is collapsing. California and Greece are burning up and a major Antarctic ice-shelf is on the point of collapse. We are much further along than even the IPCC admits; they are still talking about trying to avoid 1.5C of warming, when we are in fact already 1.75C warmer compared to 1750 AD (rather than their reprehensible 1850 AD benchmark). We are way beyond demonstrations and political pledges; that time has gone. Now, I think there are only three rational discussions worth having with regard to our collective future:

1) Should I have children and inflict a life of hardship and climate chaos upon them? For that is what will happen to the vast majority of people in the next half-century. Fortunately, some people are openly discussing this matter and deciding not to have children. It is still a personal decision, with many difficult aspects to consider, but as long as people are thinking about it, that's progress.

2) I must still do my best to limit my negative effect on the planet for my own peace of mind. The fact that climate change is now a runaway train doesn't mean that our acts aren't important. We still have to look ourselves in the mirror everyday and I think we will all review our lives after they're over. Our personal acts are of great importance to us personally because they tell us what we are as moral and spiritual individuals. To use an analogy, there are seven billion people on our planet, so one death seems insignificant, but it's still wrong to murder someone.

3) Seven billion people are not going to survive climate change. In a century's time, our planet will only support seventy million people, or seven million people. Which few will survive? The remainder of this article tries to answer that third question. Read More...

Prof Eric Laithwaite - video review

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Here is a very well presented video about the career of Professor Eric Laithwaite, an accomplished engineer and inventor and the main brain behind MagLev or magnetic levitation. This video focuses mainly on Eric's development of magnetic levitation, which was a major achievement in itself, but at the 12:00 minute mark, the video moves on to a fascinating anomaly that Laithwaite highlighted. It is that a gyroscope, spinning at high speed, exhibits anomalous gravitation effects when moved in a certain direction. It seems, based on Laithwaite's straightforward demonstration, that the gyroscope's weight, the force of gravitation acting on its mass, is significantly lessened when moving in a certain direction while spinning at high speed.



Eric's demonstration is so simple that it's hard to imagine why this phenomenon hasn't been thoroughly investigated, but there are straightforward reasons for this.

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