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John James Newsletter No. 133

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones

Albert Einstein

If I were the president, I could stop terrorist attacks in a few days. Permanently. First apologize to all the widows and orphans, the tortured and impoverished, and all the many millions of other victims of American imperialism. Then announce, to every corner of the world, that America’s global interventions have come to an end, and inform Israel that it is no longer the 51st state of the USA but now — oddly enough — a foreign country. Then reduce the military budget by at least 90% and use the savings to pay reparations to the victims. There would be more than enough money.  One year’s military budget of 330 billion dollars is equal to more than $18,000 an hour for every hour since Jesus Christ was born.  That’s what I’d do on my first three days in the White House.  On the fourth day, I’d be assassinated.

William Blum

The biggest way people give up power is by not knowing we have it to start with

Alice Walker

Drought under global warming

Because the subtropical regions support conditions conducive for arid climates, deserts will march northward into more densely-inhabited regions. Under continued fossil-fuel burning, the Sahara Desert leaps across the Mediterranean and fully expands into southern and central Europe.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.81/full 

Dryness MAPS

https://www.ufz.de/export/data/429/33617_climate.jpg 

Climate Zones Everywhere are on the March Poleward

Big climate-zone movements risk an amazing range of ecological and geophysical damage. A short and incomplete list includes melting glaciers, shrinking sea ice, rising sea levels, stratifying and increasingly anoxic oceans, mass coral bleaching, and habitat loss for species on a global scale.

https://robertscribbler.com/2016/08/04/its-not-just-subtropical-cornwall-climate-zones-everywhere-are-on-the-march-poleward

Staggering 66 million dead trees in California

In many drought-ravaged areas, there’s not been sufficient water for tree roots to siphon. Weakened needle-covered trees are unable to secrete the sticky resin required to fight off bark beetle infestations. Mild winters also don’t kill off as many of the bugs, which burrow beneath bark and into the tree’s soft innards on which their larvae feed.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article85312432.html 

Carbon Sinks in Crisis

Rainforests are now being hit so hard by a combination of drought and fire that the forest is starting to bleed carbon back. This gigantic and ancient repository of atmospheric carbon appears to have turned into a carbon source.

https://robertscribbler.com/2016/08/05/carbon-sinks-in-crisis-it-looks-like-the-worlds-largest-rainforest-is-starting-to-bleed-greenhouse-gasses

A spate of real-time clocks – watch the numbers 

Global temperature 1.0112C degrees

http://countdown2degrees.com/

World population 7,445,300,000

http://www.theworldcounts.com/counters/shocking_environmental_facts_and_statistics/world_population_clock_live 

Carbon 403.4ppm

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/carbon-clock /

C02 emissions 19,525,000,000 tonnes

http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock/env1

US Debt $19,420,000,000,000

http://www.usdebtclock.org

Deforestation 7,934,000 hectares

http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock/env2

93.4% of global warming goes into oceans.

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/arctic-sea-ice-getting-terribly-thin.html 

Turkey: Failed Coup or Paradigm Shift in the Middle East – in the World?

This botched coup is BIG; much bigger than the mainstream media are making the west believe. It could definitely and irreversibly tilt the balance of power in the MENA Region,By looking closer, a failed CIA-Mossad-MI6 coup is perhaps the most realistic scenario. It appears that Russia played a crucial role in having the audacious and ill-prepared coup fall apart. thanks to Vladimir Putin’s timely warning and the angry people in the streets hilariously climbing on to circulating tanks

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45254.htm

The failed coup and Turkey’s Gulenist predicament

Now that the dust is settling in Turkey, the magnitude of the damage to what is left of Turkish democracy is becoming clearer. More than 10,000 people have been arrested and close to 70,000 people have been fired from the military and civilian bureaucracy. Almost one third of the flag officers in the Turkish armed forces have been dishonorably discharged. The arrests and firings are still continuing, with no end in sight for the most unprecedented wave of mass purges in the history of the Turkish Republic.

http://lobelog.com/the-failed-coup-and-turkeys-gulenist-predicament/#more-35368 

Erdogan Allies Accuse Leading Washington Think Tank of Orchestrating Coup

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/08/erdogan-allies-accuse-leading-washington-think-tank-of-orchestrating-coup

Washington’s Strategic Defeat: Erdogan Trumps Gulenist Coup

Erdogan was aware of the growing power of the Gulenists and their growing links to Washington.  Erdogan moved decisively  and successfully, to pre-empt the Gulenist power grab by forcing a premature coup.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/washingtons-strategic-defeat-erdogan-trumps-gulenist-coup/5540200 

Green Party Nominee Jill Stein

Stein is now polling at 5%, Clinton at 45%t, Trump at 35% and Libertarian Gary Johnson at 9%.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45269.htm 

An Updated Version Of The “Peak Oil” Story

The attempt by governments to fix the oil shortage problem didn’t really work. Instead, it led to the opposite mismatch from the one we were expecting. We got an oversupply problem–a problem of finding enough space for all our extra supply

http://www.countercurrents.org/2016/08/09/an-updated-version-of-the-peak-oil-story

First Map Of Thawed Areas Under Greenland Ice Sheet

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-first-map-of-thawed-areas-under-greenland-ice-sheet 

Julian Assange Special

Does Wikileaks Have The Email That Will Put Hillary Clinton in Prison? There is an extremely well-documented pattern of when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, those people, companies, governments, who wanted a decision by the secretary of state in their favor, made large donations to the Clinton Foundation or in some other cases made business deals with people around Hillary Clinton. One particular instance is the approval by Secretary Clinton of selling 20 percent of the US-Iranian reprocessing rights to a Russian company to be exported to Russia. At that time, a large donation was made by those Russian interests to the Clinton foundation.”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.in 

Alaskans Witness Collapsing Mountains, Shattered Lives 

In late June, due to glaciers melting at unprecedented rates, the side of a mountain nearly a mile high in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, which had formerly been supported by glacial ice, collapsed completely. The landslide released over 100 million tons of rock, sending debris miles across a glacier beneath what was left of the mountain.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/37042-the-front-lines-of-climate-disruption-alaskans-witness-collapsing-mountains-shattered-lives 

Humans are gobbling up natural resources at a terrifying rate

It found that, from the food we eat to the homes we live in to the fuels we burn, our rates of consumption has more than tripled in the past 40 years.

http://grist.org/news/humans-are-gobbling-up-natural-resources-at-a-terrifying-rate

PIC

Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth

From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/operation-icebridge-completes-2016-arctic-spring-campaign 

Ecuador’s Correa: It’s Neoliberalism, Not Socialism That Has Failed

Leftist leader says growth “that favors the poor, growth with social justice, growth with equity,” worthy of pursuit Correa also said, “Inequality in a poor country means misery,” and added that only the pursuit of the kind of growth “that favors the poor, growth with social justice, growth with equity,” was important. Research has backed up Correa’s claims.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/08/ecuadors-correa-its-neoliberalism-not-socialism-has-failed 

How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2015?

database of 3,116 cities provided by AccuWeather, about 90 percent of them were warmer than normal. Enter your city in the field below to see how much warmer it was last year.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/19/us/2015-year-in-weather-temperature-precipitation.html#sydney_australia 

BP drilling sites in Great Australian Bight ‘couldn’t be more inappropriate

it would appear that they’re proposing to drill right in the middle of the marine park. BP wants to drill four exploration wells up to 2.5 kilometres deep

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-06/map-pinpoints-bp-great-australian-bight-drilling-sites/7697508 

Nuclear Power Is Losing Money At An Astonishing Rate

Half of existing nuclear power plants are no longer profitable. The New York Times and others have tried to blame renewable energy, but the admittedly astounding price drops of renewables aren’t the primary cause of the industry’s woes — cheap fracked gas is.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/08/04/3803499/nuclear-power-bail-out

The Purse is Mightier Than the Pen

The climate crisis is here, now, but a compromised, corrupted media doesn’t want us to know.

http://www.monbiot.com/2016/08/04/the-purse-is-mightier-than-the-pen

Based on our analysis and comparison to other works, we suggest the portrait is of the model Emma Dobigny

https://theconversation.com/how-we-used-a-particle-accelerator-to-find-the-hidden-face-in-degass-portrait-of-a-woman-63500 

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