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  • CLIMATE CHANGE 12 
    NEWS, VIEWS, FACTS
    SCEPTICS VS. SCIENCE
    Today Is Monday, August 21, 2017, 12:43 pm.

    Record of Reese Jones’ Previous Climate Writings

    (A Collection Shared On GuyMcPherson.com)

     HOW TO FEEL BETTER

    August, 2014 – rj

    These days, the world may seem to be falling apart… WHAT TO DO?

    In contemplating such things as climate collapse or near term human extinction, if one believes these to be coming to pass shortly, there is likely a terrible inevitability that can wrench the gut and tear asunder the soul. And, if one has young children, the agony can be exponentially manifold.

    For some, the suffering can be momentary; they simply dismiss, ignore, forget, disbelieve. Others may seek a place of peace and calm, acquiesing to that which they cannot change whilst making conscious decisions to create beautiful moments in the here and now.

    But, for many, deep within the recesses of their conscious and subconcious, there can foment unresolved grief, bitterness, loss and rage that can gnaw at their every waking moment, subtracting from the life they have left.

    ~~~

    Actionable steps always seem to offer a sense of control and purpose that can give us peace, even joy. I wrote the below for myself, for loved ones; well, that should likely include all of us… but perhaps especially for those who suffer deeply because they care so much.

    ~~~

    First of all, live a good life; do be kind and good to others as well as yourself. Live moderately and modestly, finding the greatest pleasure in sharing and communing with friends, family, neighbours, all you meet.

    Try and be tolerant; so many are suffering so deeply within, bereft of love and understanding in their lives. Your tolerance and empathy can be a form of healing. And in healing others, you can heal yourself. And be tolerant of yourself; forgive, then improve. Improvement need never end.

    Stand up for what you know to be right, good and true. Be intolerant of cruelty and hurtful behaviours, speak up in defense of the innocent. Be firm in your support of that which is right and condemn that which is wrong. Speak softly, but with each word having the force of your conviction and determination behind it.

    Understand that love is a harmonious force; it can tame a wild beast, soothe and heal a wounded heart. It can bring together that which seems irrevocably torn apart. Love the bad as well as the good; love can free and release the dark injuries that may bind and oppress us.

    If you are ill, love your illness; honor it’s ability to motivate you, incite you, inform you in ways otherwise ignored. Understand it, learn of it, know it so that it can finally be released from you. Through it, your body speaks to you… listen…

    Fight greed, false ambitions, dark addictions; fight the insidious cravings and longings born of past hurt, neglect, abandonment, rage. These demon sensations resultant of inner turmoil will steal your heart, soul and mind, your life’s blood.

    Touch the face of Nature. Let it reinvigorate you. See in every blade of grass, every living thing, every precious being on Earth, its autonomous, self-actualizing wondrousness and beauty. All were once bits of a seeming stellar cloud of flittering, lifeless particles. But then, defying all human logic, came together to form life.

    Is there a knowingness greater than us, a power of perfect spirit and will? Many have seen the white light; each believes they touched the face of God. Believe what you will; but humbly, ask the Universe over and over for yourself; you will receive an answer. Of this, do not give up.

    Believe in miracles… they do happen. And when all seems lost, continue forward. Seek the light at the end of the seemingly interminable tunnel, no matter how dark. Whatever you are going through, know that “this too shall pass.”

    We all pass. Some sooner, some later… but those who choose goodness, kindness, compassion and the love of all else, can find heaven on Earth. We are surrounded by majesty that is mysterious and magical in beauty and scope. Every night, if we are lucky, before us sparkles the panorama of endless stars… every day, the azure skies. Existence is a puzzle; and you are the keymaster. We must use our key wisely… perhaps it is our only one.

    ~~~

    PREVIOUS WRITINGS

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    How to Feel Better
    http://guymcpherson.com/2014/10/more-interviews-with-reese-jones/

    Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    COMMENTS:

    Bud Nye Says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Good essay Reese; I love your work!

    ~~~

    Wren Says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Reese, such an enlightened and beautiful spirit you have. Thank you.
    I would like to see your response to JoeD’s question though.

    “Still, if history and science have taught us anything,
    it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.
    The human mind evolved to believe in the gods.
    It did not evolve to believe in biology.
    Acceptance of the supernatural conveyed a great advantage throughout prehistory when the brain was evolving.
    Thus it is in sharp contrast to biology, which was developed as a product of the
    modern age and is not underwritten by genetic algorithms.
    The uncomfortable truth is that the two beliefs are not factually compatible.
    As a result those who hunger for both intellectual and spiritual truth will never acquire both in full measure.”
    ― Edward O. Wilson

    ~~~

    Kirk Hamilton Says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you Reese, that was exactly what I needed to read at this particular time: Simple words of comfort and wisdom. Such has worked in my life to make me a better man. And no matter how far we think we have come, spirit wise, frequent reminders are important.

    Reese said, “And, if one has young children, the agony can be exponentially manifold.” This inspired me to come up with a new word for Bud’s, Climate Change Terminology. AGONOPONTIALITY-the total shock one feels when they realize that their children are going to die; and the accompanying expanded vision of unbounded helplessness that overwhelms them.

    I’m a believer in scream therapy. I’d rather call it yell therapy, because that’s what I do, I yell. Every once in a long while, if I’m by myself, driving my car and no one is around, I’ll roll up the windows and yell my head off! Maybe I’ll lay on a lamentable howl or two. If you want to feel better, it works. Probably not as well as a good cry, but I guess that’ll come soon enough. :'(

    ~~~

    kevin moore Says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Reese.

    ‘finding the greatest pleasure in sharing and communing with friends, family, neighbors, all you meet.’

    A funny thing happened on the way to the truth. I discovered most folk are utterly repelled by it and will go to great lengths to avoid dealing with it, indeed even mentioning it. And many will argue incessantly about things they know almost nothing about. We now know the entire economic-political system is corrupt, and the majority of people are utterly deluded and unreachable.

    Hence, I find myself reducing my interaction with others -something Robert Atack suggested many years ago when he spoke of the wisdom of ‘sticking with your own kind’.

    ~~~

    ulvfugl Says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    @ Wren, Joe D

    The uncomfortable truth is that the two beliefs are not factually compatible.
    As a result those who hunger for both intellectual and spiritual truth will never acquire both in full measure.”
    ― Edward O. Wilson

    E O Wilson is mistaken. Iain McGilchrist has resolved that conundrum.

    http://www.iainmcgilchrist.com/

    ~~~

    Tom Says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    You express yourself well, Reese – thanks for sharing your thoughts. Some of what you wrote resonates with me, too, but for some – well after a while some things aren’t as simple as we would like or suppose – as kevin points out in his response.

    ~~~

    Robin Datta Says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see the Edward Snowden files. In this searing talk fresh from the TEDGlobal stage, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide.”

    TED Talks
    TEDGlobal 2014 · 20mins:37secs · Filmed Oct 2014
    Subtitles available in 1 language

    Glenn Greenwald:
    Why privacy matters
    http://www.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    @ BUD

    Thank you so much, likewise! 🙂

    ~~~

    I want to address each and every comment here addressed to me, really stimulating thoughts shared that have my mind deep in thought. So much to say! Love this forum and the entire group here. Hoping to be back quite soon after getting supper and chores done… 🙂

    ~~~

    TIAA Says:
    October 11th, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Dear Reese. I enjoy your way of being and the interviews with Guy are getting better and better. I think you two should periodically revisit these matters as it is clearly an evolving process of emergent growth. The mystery is beginning.

    Dear Ulvfugl, thanks for questioning Mr. O Wilson’s conclusions. I chuckled. The patriarchal mire is deep indeed.

    ~~~

    @ WREN

    Bless you and thank you, I can only assume we ourselves are that which we accredit to others. 🙂

    Apologies, couldn’t find JoeD’s question?

    What an interesting quote, thank you for sharing. Wondering what YOUR thoughts are about it?

    As for me, cannot really say, as I’m not sure whether I can accept his basic premises. And, whether we can ever truly acquire intellectual or spiritual truths in full measure, given humanity’s limited senses and intellectual capacities, do you think? Even were God Himself to set upon a city street and proclaim His existence along with performing unassailable miracles, many might likely choose to disbelieve or simply dismiss, as, we haven’t the abilities to prove anything of what we see with our senses absolutely, i think. Even the birds see and feel things we cannot…

    Everything is so subjective; each of our experiences so solitary. Is there’s proof
    any of us actually exist, perhaps except for one’s self? For everyone else could simply be imaginary, created by forces we may not nor cannot be aware of nor understand.

    All I can acknowlege is what has happened to me in my little lifetime as regards faith and spirituality, bereft of scientific evidence. I travelled to a place of light where I experience inexplicable benificent love of such magnitude that defies understanding, and was brought back with artificial respiration. Later, I repeatedly begged the Universe for answers regarding the existence of God, and experienced a visitation of light.

    There is no scientific explanation or proof of exactly what transpired. All I can do with honesty is to acknowledge what happened as my experience, realizing I will likely never know if it was simply brain chemistry or something else, and move forward. But
    miraculous-seeming things regarding my relationship with my God have occurred hence, this being my most humblest of opinions.

    Most everything I do and write is so unlike the child I was, the former me… anything blessed and good I can share comes from this alter-place and a form of spirituality sparked by these “light” experiences. But this is mine alone. Without these experiences, how different I would be.

    So sorry if I missed your question or point! <3

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:
    October 11th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    @ KIRK HAMILTON

    Oh yes, frequent reminders indeed for me, too, like they are a refresher for my soul. : )

    @ TOM

    A beautiful story… I think I’m in love with Hakuin. : )

    @ TIAA

    Thank you so much TIAA, am so glad you enjoy the interviews. Comments such as yours and those above help so much make this
    seem worthwhile to do. <3

    @ KEVIN MOORE

    Ah yes, QUITE the challenge given so many different personalities and beliefs! I think I know exactly what you mean. 🙂 Perhaps this is where that magical thing of benificent love may come into play…

    There is a fellow online who visits with the homeless. HE shares with them and takes their photograph. They often seem to be the most derelict of human beings; prostitutes, drug addicts, the mentally ill, alcoholics, the meekest of the meek.

    However, amidst his conversations with them, he discovers extraordinary things about many of them. And, he often draws from within them, a poignant and lovely eloquence.

    Finally, when his photographs are done, something shocking happens. Their images exude a sublime beauty, a sweetness, a touching openness. And their smiles lift one’s heart, toothless or not.

    Each of these people, with this man’s loving kindness, opened their covering to reveal their shining glory beneath. It’s astounding, really.

    What does this mean? Well, not sure exactly, but perhaps it means that when we commune with this beneficent, munificent sort of lovingness, a transcension can occur, and joyful communing is possible even when it seems impossible.

    May I share one more little story with you?

    Thank you… 🙂

    One holiday late evening, needing a very quick gift, my family stopped into a liquor shop. There was a line of customers at the checkout stand where a very surly, scowling young man stood, angrily taking people’s money.

    Tall and beanpole thin, sloppily dressed, hunched over with bleak, dark hair hanging in his dreary eyes, my first thought was, (apologies, dear Lord) what an UNATTRACTIVE young man is he. I’ll bet he’ll NEVER be able to EVER get a girlfriend, poor chap. Yes, that’s the sort of judgemental person I was. Attribute it to wastrel youth…

    The line seemed interminably slow, as if this clerk was deliberately attempting to cause us all a bit of grief. The customers grew increasingly impatient, angrily shifting their feet, mumbling curses beneath their breath, piercing him with scathing stares. Poor young man I thought… a terrible job, a terrible personality, an ugly face, an ugly life.

    I felt a pang of conscience, and tried to empty my thoughts.

    When we finally got to the counter, he appeared even more unattractive than ever. Yes, I thought, ugly man. But, something inside me twinged. I JUST WANTED TO SEE HIM SMILE. So, as we were paying, I looked up at him, directly into his eyes, searching for something to say. I told a little quip, made a funny remark or two, then gave him the sweetest most genuine smile I could muster. There HAD to be SOMETHING good about this young man. After all, he once was a very cute baby…

    Well, to my surprise, he smiled at me. I almost fell over. NOT because he smiled, but because WHEN he smiled, he became an absolutely HANDSOME young man. Beyond handsome. Ethereal. My immediate thought, was, if he smiles like that at almost any girl, he could SURELY win her heart. For, it was one of the most beautiful smiles I had even seen.

    Out of all that ugliness in that garish liquor store, I learned one of life’s most beautiful lessons. What I might think is the least of us, the most uninteresting of us, may be the most worthy of us. Why, we’re all worthy.

    I have not judged hence, and I remain in awe at how beautiful peoples’ smiles can be when coming straight from the heart. Smiles can warm me, thrill me, give me peace and joy.

    I spoke a few more words to the young man briefly, despite the people behind us, wishing him the best, thanking him, hoping that he had the best of holidays ever. As I waved at him good-bye, it seemed as if he had changed the entire atmosphere of the shop.

    I hope he found the most wonderful girl of his dreams, and lives happily ever after. : )

    What does this all mean? Well, am thinking that even in my crustiest neighbours and compatriots, there likely lies something very beautiful, and it’s mine to find. In doing this with store clerks, I am continually finding out how truly lovely they are beneath their hello-how-are-you-did-you-find-everythings. If they are just pretending to be thoughtful, then they’re the best-ever pretenders. : )

    Just my little 2 cents. I’m still learning.

    Apologies for such a long post! <3

    ~~~

    Wren Says:
    October 11th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Thank you Reese, I will bookmark your post to read and share, and look forward to your future posts. You are truly the Mother Teresa of Doom! 🙂

    ~~~

    Robin Datta Says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 6:46 pm
    Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see the Edward Snowden files. In this searing talk fresh from the TEDGlobal stage, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide.”
    TED Talks
    TEDGlobal 2014 · 20mins:37secs · Filmed Oct 2014
    Subtitles available in 1 language
    Glenn Greenwald:
    Why privacy matters
    http://www.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:
    October 11th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    @ ROBIN DATTA

    What an ascendant, transcendant list… so sublime, mho. Not sure how it is all accomplished, beyond me, but sounds so worth working towards. It’s as if the ancients with their great, well nourished intellects had the time to gaze at the stars, observe Nature, and think through such things in such a brilliant way.

    @ ULVFUGL

    An interesting link. Thank you for that..

    @ WREN

    Thank you for sharing and appreciating… can’t tell you how much that means to me.

    As for your Mother Teresa comment, i think that’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me – love it. : ) She has always been such an inspiration… but i of course am but a tiny sliver next to her, a forest of giant redwoods infinitely tall. Thank you for sharing your video! <3

    @ SHIZEL

    How
    wonderful… am loving the idea of time in the light… ‘our time together in the light.’

    @ BENJAMIN DONKEY

    How Animals Work

    Creatures, by methods arcane,
    Evolved different ways to maintain;
    But from their perspective,
    There’s just one objective:
    Pursue pleasure, and avoid pain.

    love it, although that makes 2 objectives? 🙂

    ~~~

    ulvfugl Says:
    October 12th, 2014 at 7:18 am

    @ Reese, TIAA

    Thanks, yes, the conflict between the intellectual and the spiritual is a false dichotomy, and completely unnecessary, has been resolved, just that many people have a vested interest in divide-and-rule and want the fight to continue. I am a very rude man, a Mother Goddess is a good influence to remind me of the virtue of being gracious. Sometimes 😉

    ~~~

    artleads Says:
    October 12th, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Hi Reece,

    Thanks for your words, the interviews and the writing. I find them very satisfying and enlightening.

    ~~~

    infanttyrone Says:
    October 12th, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Reese,

    1) You’re interested in ‘light’ experiences, and above Wester mentioned Philip K. Dick in a different context.
    You might want to check out “VALIS” by Mr. Dick.
    He had an experience with light (his was pink) that might be similar to yours.
    Nothing in his account about needing to be resuscitated, but you only mention artificial respiration in reference to your first light experience.
    I’d be interested in your compare/contrast thoughts after/if you read VALIS.

    2) Thumbs up for all of your interviews with Guy. The early ones were a bit distracting to me because each one was so short. Sort of like listening to old 45-RPM single records without benefit of the stacking spindle. Things got better after I gave your short clips the nickname of “Reese’s Pieces”. The newer clips are mostly too long to be pieces, but they’re still a wonderful blend of chocolate & peanut butter. Please continue.

    ~~~

    @ ULVFUGL

    Not rude at all mho, and the false dichotomy is an excellent way of putting it mho. : )

    @ ARTLEADS

    Thank YOU Artleads, grateful that you find them so, you are why I do this. Thank you for being here. <3 : )

    ~~~

    @ INFANTRYONE

    Reese’s Pieces… you are too delightful. May I steal it from you? 🙂

    Thank you SO much for your comment on Philip K. Dick… brilliant. Your bringing up Valis hit me to the core; I never had the time to truly delve into his Exegesis. Would you not like to join me in conversing with him, were he still with us? Can you imagine…

    YES. YES… there are in his experiences things that touch mine.. perhaps more in my second light experience rather than my first. I was with a very young, dark haired Christian fellow, Philip K. was with a young, dark-haired woman. He asked about her necklace with the Ichthus, I beheld a Bible in the hands of a young, dark-haired man. As he bid me, I looked upward and asked for heavenly answers… and suddenly for me, with a light and an ethereal rush, I felt a presence, a light, and then accepted Jesus on the spot KNOWING he was my beloved Saviour. It just WAS. But being childishly young and quite foolish, I knew little of what had really happened to and with me, other than it being profound and absolute.

    My first light was white beyond white; and any knowledge stream such as Philip K. saw, was for me in the simplistic form of the purest, most
    perfect, benificent, INFINITELY expansive love. I saw colours that do not exist on Earth; and clips of my childhood flew by at seemingly beyond the speed of light but with perfect detail. In fact, in one clip, I saw dust floating in the air in the kitchen, clearer than any eye can see. I believed I was on the way to touch the face of God, unworthy child that I was, nonetheless was to be with Him.That He loved me this greatly, to take me in exactly as I was.

    Not too long ago, I also had another extraordinary experience. But I musn’t wear out my comment welcome. : )

    Do you want to go through his Exegesis? Me, more than EVER… thank you for bringing this up, love this forum and that you’re here, love what you shared!  <3

    ~~~

    Who Is the Mysterious Sam Carana of Arctic News Blog?

    http://guymcpherson.com/2014/08/dialog-on-death-round-two/

    by Reese Jones

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Many have wondered who this prolific writer might be …

    For those who have been following the climate and information news, the name “Sam Carana” may pop up frequently as the author of a prodigious range of Arctic-related climate news postings on arctic-news.blogspot.com. If one queries his actual identity, they will discover that his credentials such as Curriculum Vitae and other professional qualifications are missing from the public record. It seems he has chosen to come from a position of anonymity.

    Now, perhaps this shouldn’t detract from excellence of the evidence and data he presents, but nonetheless, as we oft tend to judge the message by the legitimacy and qualifications of the messenger, it could appear to do so. It is also difficult to use quotes from, or make references to, anonymous sources to bolster one’s scientific arguments, which would thus diminish the potency of his work.

    We can speculate who this man (or woman) really is and come up with a number of reasons why he has chosen to remain anonymous; perhaps he is a self-styled researcher, brilliant, passionate and dedicated, but lacking scholarly degrees that would help substantiate his position along with garnering the respect they automatically accord, thus negating the need for him to reveal himself.

    On the other hand, perhaps he fears his writings would put his academic or professional career at risk.

    Or, perhaps this video reveals another explanation as to who or what this elusive figure really is …

    In the end, what is perhaps most important is that he knows how much we appreciate his efforts, and very much look forward to their continuance.

    COMMENTS:

    Tom Says:August 23rd, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Great job on the interviews too Reese! Well informed, not afraid of the hard questions, humorous, heartfelt and deadly serious too – great combination for any interviewer. i’ll be listening for more.

    ~~~

    PJ Says:

    August 23rd, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I have very much been enjoying the conversations with Guy that Reese has shared via YouTube. I too look forward to much more. Although, I believe the first paragraph in the entry about SC could also, mostly, apply to Reese as well. Maybe I missed something along the way and my question to Reese would be: Who is Reese Jones?

    ~~~

    @TOM

    Thank you so much, your kind words help shed doubt, looking forward to providing more soon, : )

    @PJ

    Oh thank you, and thank you for your interest, but truly I am about the biggest nobody one could imagine. But I have been inspired by the condition of our world, and have now endeavoured to struggle to write and communicate for the sake of loved ones, friends, associates, absolutely any of the good and gentle folk, the salt of the Earth, all who are willing to listen and participate. Bless them, and bless you that you care to ask. I suppose that if we all could find some sort of gentle wisdom and peace in the learning and knowing, and then some sort of loving equanimity, as we seek and then find answers together. : )

    @ANNE

    Thank you so much for your excellent Bible quotes, Just a few little notes, please do bear with… the Bible is so interesting in that it’s much a series of illustrative stories that seem to allow us the free will to choose and glean what we will, passage by passage. Taken as a whole, however, things can gain dimension, so to speak.

    re: Ezekiel:

    Here’s another quote that precedes yours:

    ” And as for you O My Flock thus sayeth the Lord, Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between the rams and the great he-goats [the malicious and the tyrants of the pasture] . ”

    ~ Ezekiel 34:17

    So, in this chapter when taken as a whole, the flock are God’s people, and the beasts are those who are the malicious and the tyannical, more human than animal.

    And, in the same chapter, “And they shall be no more prey to the nations nor the beasts of the earth devour them…”

    So, again He refers to the beasts as both nations and as beasts of the Earth.

    Ah, the Bible a book of allegories, parables, metaphors, so easy to construe so many ways.

    Re: Genesis 1:28

    So interesting about this translation, especially when concerning such an amazing source as Aramaic, a language filled with such inuendo and delicate subtleties; but again in exploring original translation, “subdue” does seem to refer to “treading down” rather than the ravishing or raping of Earth, as such alternate translation being appropriate only in specific warlike circumstances.

    That God would wish us to decimate the land, slaughter and torment his creatures and allow our neighbours both near and far to die of starvation, disease and thirst in the act of a sort of terrible subduction seems rather naught.

    But that we “beat down” a path, cut back overgrowth, send off or subdue dangerous beasts (perhaps befriend?) does seem to be appropriate to a degree.

    Also, Genesis does specifically say, “I have given you every plant-yielding seed that is on the face of the land and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.”

    So one could also say he very specifically intended that we eat a vegetarian diet. (Sorry, had to throw that in. )

    In other words, there are so many ways to use Bible passages to support whatever we wish, but in actuality, the Bible seems to pretty much asks us to do mainly 2 things – love our neighbours and the good Samaritan loved the stranger, and for us to love our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. That’s pretty much it in a nutshell.

    Just my Two Little Cents (Haha, Some Might Say, Too Little Sense.)

    ~~~

    Tony Says:

    August 24th, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Reese Jones, why do you characterise Carana’s output as “excellent”? It’s certainly prolific but he (or she) is prone to making obvious errors and also prone to leaping on a data set whilst it is still in a period of adjustment. The prolific output often gives the impression that we are on a precipice but it never seems to get quite as bad (yet) as he (or she) paints it. The high methane readings never seem to make it to measuring stations. The heat waves over Greenland never seem to produce anything exceptional.

    A Real Climate real scientist recently characterised Carana’s work as almost all wrong. That seems about right. I’ve never been able to post any questions at his (or her) site and have never seen serious discussion of any of his (or her) articles. It seems critical comments aren’t allowed on his (or her) blog. He (or she) isn’t someone to take too seriously in the climate field and I urge everyone to examine the articles carefully, rather than taking them at face value.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    August 25th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    @TONY

    Apologies for imparting a seeming judgement call on my part with the use of the word, ‘excellence,’ but definitely, if the evidence put forth from a variety of respected sources is inherently excellent (and if I’m not mistaken, the source of Sam’s data), my intended inference was that the public qualifications of the messenger should be considered of much less importance, if any importance at all. Thank you for your points, it’s always of interest to consider all sides.

    ~~~

    Tony Says:

    August 26th, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Reese,

    Well, not all of the data used by Carana are of the highest quality and one must also look at Carana’s working and reasoning. Just because he or she includes reasoning and umpteen pages of such doesn’t mean that it is all good quality.

    Concerning data, someone recently asked this question on RealClimate:

    “Can anyone (experts?) put these recent observations of high methane concentrations over the Beaufort Sea into context? If I understand the scale correctly, the methane concentrations at 20,000 ft. were over 2,000 ppb over a wide region of the Arctic…

    http://arctic-news.blogspot.co.uk/”

    Gavin Schmidt (a noted climate scientist) responded rather quickly with:

    “This ‘data’ is from an uncalibrated, unpublished and inaccurate satellite analysis that no-one else thinks can work. But apart from that…”

    Though later modified it with:

    “I’ve done a little more homework on this data, and I’d amend my previous statement to “not very accurate”. This comes from the publication: Xiong et al (2013) which goes into the details of an evaluation exercise against mid-tropospheric sampling flights. They show that the retrieved dof is usually less than 1.5 (implying you get pretty much one value from the retrieval – no vertical distributions) and that the accuracy is badly degraded in cloudy conditions (which is a lot of the time in the Arctic). The errors are around 1-2% standard deviation (~20-40 ppb) or 5-95% range closer to 40-80 ppb. The errors were greatest in the Arctic winter. Thus the use of this data to infer huge changes in the concentration there is a little dubious.”

    So, if someone like Gavin Schmidt, whose climate science background can be checked, casts doubt on the work of an anonymous blogger, are you likely to just accept what the anonymous blogger writes, or, at least, look into it much more closely? It might also be worth checking back on his (or her) blog to see how often he (or she) has cried wolf only for the alarm to largely fizzle out (that’s not to say there absolutely no reason for alarm, just that Carana’s constant alarm bell using dubious data is not helpful).

    ~~~

    http://guymcpherson.com/2014/08/obituary-of-a-species/

    Reese Jones Says:

    August 15th, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    HaHA! The idea of an obituary for all mankind is so filled with possibilities – love the concept… admittedly tho the subject is tragic of course…

    Here lies man; the most deplorable creature ever to grace (excuse me, disgrace) this planet with its malevolent self. Good bye dear man…

    Satan
    Oh dag blasted… took too long, not vile enough an ending. Ah well… will be back in a billion or so. Let’s see what trouble and tragedy I can muster up THEN heh heh. Man was DISGUSTINGLY too easy, like squeezing ragged, fetid, pus-filled little maggots between my perverse and deliciously trembling fingers. What a PLEASURE. The Tree of Life? The wager? I demand another chance!

    The Earth
    You were given every part of me… every intimate cranny and crevice. I was a lush, ripe and gentle virgin, ready to avail you of the truest and purest of honorable delights any good man could ever desire. But you debased me, as if I was the most piteous of whores at the whim of the maddest and most depraved of predators. You had it ALL. And, you proved yourselves to be utterly unworthy. There are many of me; more verdant, more lovely, more bountiful… but YOU shall NEVER know them. You lost it ALL.

    Lab Animals
    If you ONLY knew what UNIMAGINABLE, GRIEVOUS suffering you caused… death is my release, and for the sake of all my brethren creatures, I am relieved you are gone.

    Average Industrialized Teenager
    I can’t believe this! I can’t believe it! omg!

    Charles Dickens
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

    Beethoven
    DumDumDum Dummm… DumDumDumDUMMMM…B…

    Kim Kardassian
    It was not in the script. Not. In. the. Script.

    (Disclaimer: I love Kim Kardassian, she’s lovely and has her own wonderful talent. Haven’t really seen much of her show,but because she’s so extremely popular, had to include her here as a spokesperson.

    Ninja Turtles
    Wax on, wax off…

    ~~~

    So sorry. But what would Carlin say? Or Robin? Love to them both…

    Or God?

    My God Perhaps
    If there were but 2 things for you to do, you were asked to love Me with all your heart, soul, strength and mind, and secondly, to love your neighbour as the Good Samaritan loved the stranger by the road. You were to steward the Earth and all its creatures there on with that love. Had you done so, all your most beautiful dreams and desires could have been realized beyond imagining. But you chose to misinterpret my Word, to defile your home and its creatures, and now, you come home to Me. It has been said there is a heaven and a hell…

    ~~~

    Personally, in my little life, I’ve seen many things, but the most wonderful thing of all was seeing the white light as a child. There is a place, if only imagined, that is beyond description. It is SO filled with light, and a mystical, mysterious love, that nothing of this dimension can likely ever even CONCEIVE of it. It is without understanding. But I saw it and felt it, and it gives me a hope. I feel there could be indeed, a heaven. As for the other… not sure.

    And so, these late days, I try and make better choices. Who knows the afterlife? We have a chance to do this better, even if it is the end.

    jmho : )

    ~~~

    From Lidia: ‘By intimate, I also mean authentic. It is a quality I think you can distinguish. It comes from honest exchanges, like that of Reese Jones and Dr. M.’

    ~~~

    Henry Says:
    August 16th, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Reese — Millions of people have had experiences like yours indicative of a non-material dimension to our existence.

    Scientists, still intent on fighting Medieval superstition and the controls over peoples’ minds imposed by a murderous Churchianity, hew adamantly to a Materialism they hold to be its opposite. A good starting point.

    But it is not Science’s job to fight political battles. It is to explore and explain Reality, to advance “knowledge”. Wherever the Facts may lead.

    A scientific hypothesis is an attempt to explain observed phenomena. A million people, nay, a dozen or so, having the same or similar experience should open up for the curious scientist a hypothesis inviting scientific exploration.

    A scientific Theory (“Gravity”, “Evolution”) is a collection of coherent and well-tested hypotheses that hold together as a larger body of explanation. Non-material dimensions of consciousness should certainly qualify at this point as lying somewhere between Hypothesis and Theory, with the crucial connection to visible and repeatable data still to be made.

    Science does attempt to reproduce, in laboratory or in repeatable experimentation, the outcomes and observations indicated by these hypotheses.

    But the absence of success in manipulating and repeating such phenomena on demand does not negate the hypothesis itself. It merely places it outside the framework of usual scientific experimentation, not conclusive of invalidation, leaving it open to further inquiry and extending the means of experimentation.

    The boundary point that I see between Metaphysics and Materialism is the human brain, which must die eventually, and yet must function as our utmost survival tool while we live in body, harboring all of our memories, beliefs, prejudices. Occasionally, it stands aside to let “something else” through. Science doesn’t like “occasionally”. And humans cannot yet, if ever, transplant their internal experiences to the observer’s point of view.

    (Scientists posit some as yet undiscovered cocktail of brain chemicals to explain experiences like yours, but most are pronouncing outside their areas of expertise, and those who are expert have yet to explain those repeated and nearly identical phenomena.)

    (Or, worse, they call it “wishful thinking”, invoking an amateur Psychology to trump the lack of conclusiveness by their own scientific means. Very shoddy and pejorative science, that. Lets “blame the experimental subject!” Not great for recruiting volunteers or getting informants to come forward.)

    When we have clues that our brain is not “all there is” to our consciousness, we ought to place those clues in reserve for further supplementation. Indeed, the final and full integration of all of our “intimations of immortality” (Wordsworth) may not arrive until those final moments, and afterward.

    That ambiguity with which we must live has a certain ethical justice to it, as in Pascal’s Wager, and scientists should not worry about legislating our ethical impulses via semi-scientific opinionation, or experimental neglect.

    Living a “life of excellence” works well under the outcomes of either Theory, and a lifetime of curiosity can go in many different directions.

    Scientists have a point in challenging the physically-vague nature of Metaphysics. Neither case is proven, and perhaps not “provable”. Scientists who are sincere in their resolve to
    hold the Scientific Method superior to superstition and its politics must be credited with their advances. Each has its place.

    But the/their Scientific Method does not brook conclusions, by them or anyone else, without conclusive evidence, pro or con.

    A “do not believe in” statement by a scientist reveals an UN-scientific bias, a moment (or lifetime) of quite-human prejudice, perhaps an heroic life spent fighting the dragons of ignorance (think Tracy’s Clarence Darrow in “Inherit the Wind” — OK, that’s a lawyer, but still the same appeal to Logic), understandable but at the same time, unprofessional as a scientist who forgets the necessary basis of Science.

    He goes little-challenged in this because he is leaning on or unconsciously hiding behind, prevailing majority opinion. And yet hasn’t Science made its most significant advances by standing up
    against exactly those same established views, imposed upon humanity by whatever authority of the time? You know the famous names.

    The very-human inability to patiently hold two contradictory thoughts in mind, suspended in judgment, at the same time. We see it all around us.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:
    August 16th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Grant Schrieber | Belleislander | Henry

    First To All Commenters Who Would Care To Read
    In general, there are so many interesting and entertaining comments here. Wish we could all sit around a huge Japanese firepit, soft mats and pillow in a large circle as the raised floor encircles us all around. There would be steaming pots filled with the most magnificent of oden and all would share shots now and then of the purest, warm sake. The far, sliding doors would be open to a the soft falling of winter
    show, glistening in the candlelit bonzai garden. We would talk… argue, and then, to end, write the most ethereal of Haiku. In my childhood travels, I think I saw such a thing. It was unforgettable… it was adults being their creative best I could have ever imagined them to be.

    @ GRANT SCHRIEBER
    One of my most favorite poems… thank you for posting here such a magnificent remembrance of things cherished and forgotten. What a genius of the English language. He wielded words as the greatest artists entwines himself in the most poignant of violins. He is my favorite poet.

    @BELLEISLANDER
    Hoping you get a chance to read this… I was very sorry to hear of your illness. I too have suffered for the last 4 years, fighting valiantly to regain complete health. It can be quite a terrible thing, and until one goes through such a thing, they have little imagining of it.

    Truly wishing you well, that you find all that you need to come to a good, comfortable and happy place. That is what I would wish.

    Also read your comments about the radio show. There are some points I agree with, and some I disagree with. Personally, I found the show to be quite good, that which I was able to listen to, especially for a first show from two novice, non-professional hosts. Mike Sliwa seems quite well-spoken, and of course I truly am entertained by the silver tongued Dr. McPherson. : )

    But that is my opinion, and I would tend to prefer to respect all opinions, agreeing or disagreeing. That is my nature. The positive of all this is that I have often discovered that the harshest critics can also be our most helpful advisors.

    That is how it has worked out for me. Not that the criticism is even correct; but there are often bits and pieces that can have a good deal of salience.

    Now I do love getting along, but sheepishly rather admit enjoying a tempest or two. But in the end, if you cared to stay, and give opinion and sharings, I think that would be good. But this is not my website, only my posting.

    Welcome, thank you for being here, and I hope everyone can spit fire and then shake afterwards.

    ~~~

    @HENRY

    Henry, Yes, yes and YES. Thank you for that, I cannot help but appreciate and agree with almost every word you wrote.

    “The very-human inability to patiently hold two contradictory thoughts in mind, suspended in judgment, at the same time. We see it all around us.”

    Oh I have thought that very same thing! Many of us simply refuse to transcend the opposites, a thing I have always deplored sensibly or non-sensibly.

    Oh yes imho, science today seems really quite limited in what it can and cannot prove. Having done a little research myself, tallied results and presented conclusions as a student, it was quite easy to see that the interpretations could have easily been manipulated by my collection, interpretation and management of the evidence. I rec’d an A, but in my heart of hearts I had learned how to always get A’s and not necessarily deserve them.

    I used to be extraordinarily passionate about science; doesn’t every little girl dream of being a veterinarian/astrophysicist/philosopher/inventor/hairdresser at one time or another? : )

    But these days, science is often imbued with human foible and grand limitations. Again jmho.

    Agree or disagree if one will, but I will forever hold dear The Case of the Midwife Toad.

    I can accept, hold, and fully respect both viewpoints. When we transcend the opposites, all the things that seem to matter so much, don’t anymore. It’s as if truth and reality are as slippery as an well-oiled, peeled grape, co-mingling with non-reality as if it were dark matter and matter engaged in a slowdance, forever in collusion and intertwined until the Universe collapses unto itself.

    ~~~

    Ram Samudrala Says:
    August 16th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Reese, the goal when you do science should be find ways to prove yourself wrong (falsify), not right (verify). That way you end up with a win-win situation. Trying to make something happen is engineering. Trying to get at a truth of what is really happening is science. I’d agree that 90% of the scientists or more don’t do this.

    Robin, how would the known and the Knower translate to human (or other) consciousness? In other words, how could the known become the Knower? If you look up research on metastable systems in the brain, the argument there are certain networks formed to engage in particular tasks in a dynamic manner. This is a dynamic view of consciousness, where the known can become the Knower and vice versa – the flipping back and forth gives insight about both, if one is talking about one’s mind.

    ~~~

    Henry Says:
    August 17th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Reese — I think Ram S. hit on something that pops into my mind on occasion: I think you should always be able, in science, to make your “opponents” best case against your hypothesis, and vice versa — your opponent should be able to concede what he sees as your strongest points. Then, you can set to work on ironing out what the data you mutually observe might lead to.

    I think what Guy & Co. have done for me in the 2 years here is to re-awaken my sense of participating in Science. I was a little Sputnik jock from around 1957 onward, met astronauts, etc. Then it faded, by the time of the first moonwalk.

    But what we have here, now, is the need to quick-learn a lot of climate science, and not just leave it up to computer models — “oh, it’s just TOO complicated for me!” — so to get in our minds a working model of how all these systems interact, and point toward our eventual loss of habitat. Kinda important, ya think?

    And yet, in this age when people depend more on technology than ever — think they’d stop using their “smartphones” if their preacher told ‘em that electricity didn’t exist? — we have a mass science-denial movement, with about 35% of USAmericans clinging to bizarre cultish beliefs, among them climate change denialism.

    Hey, it’s almost adaptive for them — if it’s too late, might as well enjoy going over the cliff with your Sunday best on as all your friends in the congregation smile and nod.

    Science has always been about “What can these few wonks invent for the rest of us uncaring lunkheads to consume? Suckers!” Oh, and if they happen to blow up a few hundred thousand Japanese children and women, no big deal.

    So, the politics around Science has never been thicker, and yet here we are on our mission to clarify and present pure Scientific Theory, on a path to some realized Truth.

    I’m sure they’re willing to shoot many messengers, not just the one.

    Again with Ram’s thought, every so often I look for the flaws, the “how can I be wrong about this, maybe?” case.

    Or, I “hide out” in thoughts of escape, at least through the end of my natural lifespan. But every so often it hits me that I might get trapped, either by geography or time.

    Oh, and I ordered some potassium iodide, and radiation badges, yesterday.

    But, Science, yeah — wouldn’t it be great if Science could give us a happy report at the end? But this time it’s all coming up “Your card has been declined.”

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Yes, YES Ram Samudrala and Henry, precisely! Open to all possibilities, including our own fallacies. Rather like debate class; we present an argument, and then we change sides and demolish our own argument. Or, at least, try. Such exercises are oft to leave me not sure of anything with certainty, other than staying indisputably right is rather like trying to hold down a ball of cartilage with a chopstick. : )

    ~~~


    Climate News of the Day – The Methane Monster Rears His Ugly Head and Folks, It Isn’t Pretty


    http://guymcpherson.com/2014/08/the-latest-from-reese-jones-and-nthe-questions-7-and-8/

    by Reese Jones

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    THE CLATHRATE GUN WAS FIRED 7 YEARS AGO, BUT THAT SINGLE-BARRELED SHOTGUN HAS TRANSFORMED ITSELF INTO A GATLING GUN. METHANE RELEASE IS NOW OCCURRING AT UNPRECEDENTED RATES.

    Dr. Guy McPherson presents us with rather devastating news … as he and other scientists have predicted, the current permafrost and deep sea ice melts are occurring rapidly in the upper reaches of our Northern hemisphere. This has caused accelerated clathrate decomposition, allowing for the unprecedented release of millennia-old methane hydrate gas.

    Methane acts as a greenhouse gas with anywhere from 20 to 100 times the effect of CO2 at trapping heat within our atmosphere. Short-lived though it may be, methane’s average 7 year half-life gives it more than enough time to cause utter global, climactic chaos.

    And, to top it off, there is also the threat of huge bubbles of methane gas suddenly bursting to the surface, causing global temperatures to spike over 1.6 degrees C virtually overnight. This would shoot us way past the 2 degree target limit set by the IPCC.

    This could well be, the beginning of the end.

    So … where’s the good news in all of this?

    Well … you know all the things you’ve come to hate about life on Earth? Not to worry. They may all, well, just disappear. Poof! Along with everything else, of course.

    Or, perhaps you’ve become increasingly irritated by the bumbling tomfoolery of your politicians, your neighbors, or perhaps your local grocer. Well! They may soon be tying their dusty, tattered coattails into a bundle and trundling themselves off to somewhere worse even than the place they were attempting to flee.

    All right … in all seriousness … such news is disquieting, to say the least. Many of us may have had our sneaking little suspicions, but many of us did not, and are especially vulnerable emotionally.

    This news is not meant to shock and dismay, even if it does that rather well. But rather, it was meant to give us a head’s up; the opportunity to ascend beyond our consumerism lifestyle, to perhaps reach down deep within ourselves and find that pure child we once were, capable of living in this instant, neither worrying about something we can do nothing about, nor changing something that is unchangeable.

    There is still time. Every little thing we do, every loving little attitude we can muster, helps us, and helps others around us, to live well despite all our troubles.

    Humans have always dealt with the specter of atrocious tidings, ever omnipresent at the door. There is hardly a generation that didn’t live with devastation around the corner one way or another, or perhaps, living a life of utter boredom, filled with spiritual and moral decay. For those who had a good life in the past, it was often very short.

    So, let us bathe each other with all the affections and kindnesses we can muster. Let us find ways to be good to the living creatures around us, so innocent, yet so tragically subject to our machinations and our cruelties.

    We get to live in this most interesting time in our human history. We get to see the fulmination of all our foibles and all our dreams, as well as our nightmares. We may likely get to see the End Times all the prophets of yesteryear have spoken of … so highly.

    THINK about it … we are pieces of the Universe; collections of a mysterious, fleshly, self-actualizing dust that manifested the Universe’s ability to CONTEMPLATE ITSELF. If that isn’t utterly magnificent, well I don’t know what is.

    ONE more thing — when all gets too hard to bear, think love. Truly … think LOVE. Just the Word. What’s in a word? More than one might imagine.

    ~~~

    COMMENTS:

    Reese Jones Says:

    August 13th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Towards the end of this video from RT on August 8th 2014, Dr. Michael Mann appears to have a somewhat more moderate approach regarding the effect of methane on global warming. Even though we may reached a tipping point and are likely to cross the 2 degree threshhold, he stated it would require 10% of all stored methane to have comparable warming effects caused by the burning of fossil fuels as projected over a time period extending to the end of this century.

    Of course the question is with both factors acting in concert, how do we stand?

    But as he puts it, we may have passed the first exit ramp with respect to the 2 degree C threshhold, but we should work towards the next exit ramp, and the next after that. This does not mean we should give up.

    He also atributed Jason Box’s “We’re f**ked” comment to being simply,”taken aback.”

    Interesting to see both sides of this issue. It seems to Dr. Mann, constructive solutions are still worth pursuing.

    ~~~

    Eddie Says:

    August 15th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Guy, I’ve enjoyed your lectures to various groups that have been archived on youtube, and try to watch most of them. The recent interviews with Reese I’ve liked too, too, but mostly because I am interested in you as a man and not just as someone who educates me on climate change and NTHE.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    August 15th, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    HaHA! The idea of an obituary for all mankind is so filled with possibilities – love the concept… admittedly tho the subject is tragic of course…

    Here lies man; the most deplorable creature ever to grace (excuse me, disgrace) this planet with its malevolent self. Good bye dear man…

    Satan

    Oh dag blasted… took too long, not vile enough an ending. Ah well… will be back in a billion or so. Let’s see what trouble and tragedy I can muster up THEN heh heh. Man was DISGUSTINGLY too easy, like squeezing ragged, fetid, pus-filled little maggots between my perverse and deliciously trembling fingers. What a PLEASURE. The Tree of Life? The wager? I demand another chance!

    The Earth

    You were given every part of me… every intimate cranny and crevice. I was a lush, ripe and gentle virgin, ready to avail you of the truest and purest of honorable delights any good man could ever desire. But you debased me, as if I was the most piteous of whores at the whim of the maddest and most depraved of predators. You had it ALL. And, you proved yourselves to be utterly unworthy. There are many of me; more verdant, more lovely, more bountiful… but YOU shall NEVER know them. You lost it ALL.

    Lab Animals

    If you ONLY knew what UNIMAGINABLE, GRIEVOUS suffering you caused… death is my release, and for the sake of all my brethren creatures, I am relieved you are gone.

    Average Industrialized Teenager

    I can’t believe this! I can’t believe it! omg!

    Charles Dickens

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

    Beethoven

    DumDumDum Dummm… DumDumDumDUMMMM…B…

    Kim Kardassian

    It was not in the script. Not. In. the. Script.

    (Disclaimer: I love Kim Kardassian, she’s lovely and has her own wonderful talent. Haven’t really seen much of her show,but because she’s so extremely popular, had to include her here as a spokesperson.

    Ninja Turtles

    Wax on, wax off…

    ~~~

    So sorry. But what would Carlin say? Or Robin? Love to them both…

    Or God?

    My God Perhaps

    If there were but 2 things for you to do, you were asked to love Me with all your heart, soul, strength and mind, and secondly, to love your neighbour as the Good Samaritan loved the stranger by the road. You were to steward the Earth and all its creatures there on with that love. Had you done so, all your most beautiful dreams and desires could have been realized beyond imagining. But you chose to misinterpret my Word, to defile your home and its creatures, and now, you come home to Me. It has been said there is a heaven and a hell…

    ~~~

    Personally, in my little life, I’ve seen many things, but the most wonderful thing of all was seeing the white light as a child. There is a place, if only imagined, that is beyond description. It is SO filled with light, and a mystical, mysterious love, that nothing of this dimension can likely ever even CONCEIVE of it. It is without understanding. But I saw it and felt it, and it gives me a hope. I feel there could be indeed, a heaven. As for the other… not sure.

    And so, these late days, I try and make better choices. Who knows the afterlife? We have a chance to do this better, even if it is the end.

    jmho : )

    ~~~

    Lidia Says:

    August 16th, 2014 at 8:45 am

    By intimate, I also mean authentic. It is a quality I think you can distinguish. It comes from honest exchanges, like that of Reese Jones and Dr. M.

    I think that is what people are looking for: an honest confronting of the issues. I didn’t mind hearing Forrest, but he was reading off a hortatory script.. Not the same thing.

    ~~~

    Henry Says:

    August 16th, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Reese — Millions of people have had experiences like yours indicative of a non-material dimension to our existence.

    Scientists, still intent on fighting Medieval superstition and the controls over peoples’ minds imposed by a murderous Churchianity, hew adamantly to a Materialism they hold to be its opposite. A good starting point.

    But it is not Science’s job to fight political battles. It is to explore and explain Reality, to advance “knowledge”. Wherever the Facts may lead.

    A scientific hypothesis is an attempt to explain observed phenomena. A million people, nay, a dozen or so, having the same or similar experience should open up for the curious scientist a hypothesis inviting scientific exploration.

    A scientific Theory (“Gravity”, “Evolution”) is a collection of coherent and well-tested hypotheses that hold together as a larger body of explanation. Non-material dimensions of consciousness should certainly qualify at this point as lying somewhere between Hypothesis and Theory, with the crucial connection to visible and repeatable data still to be made.

    Science does attempt to reproduce, in laboratory or in repeatable experimentation, the outcomes and observations indicated by these hypotheses.

    But the absence of success in manipulating and repeating such phenomena on demand does not negate the hypothesis itself. It merely places it outside the framework of usual scientific experimentation, not conclusive of invalidation, leaving it open to further inquiry and extending the means of experimentation.

    The boundary point that I see between Metaphysics and Materialism is the human brain, which must die eventually, and yet must function as our utmost survival tool while we live in body, harboring all of our memories, beliefs, prejudices. Occasionally, it stands aside to let “something else” through. Science doesn’t like “occasionally”. And humans cannot yet, if ever, transplant their internal experiences to the observer’s point of view.

    (Scientists posit some as yet undiscovered cocktail of brain chemicals to explain experiences like yours, but most are pronouncing outside their areas of expertise, and those who are expert have yet to explain those repeated and nearly identical phenomena.)

    (Or, worse, they call it “wishful thinking”, invoking an amateur Psychology to trump the lack of conclusiveness by their own scientific means. Very shoddy and pejorative science, that. Lets “blame the experimental subject!” Not great for recruiting volunteers or getting informants to come forward.)

    When we have clues that our brain is not “all there is” to our consciousness, we ought to place those clues in reserve for further supplementation. Indeed, the final and full integration of all of our “intimations of immortality” (Wordsworth) may not arrive until those final moments, and afterward.

    That ambiguity with which we must live has a certain ethical justice to it, as in Pascal’s Wager, and scientists should not worry about legislating our ethical impulses via semi-scientific opinionation, or experimental neglect.

    Living a “life of excellence” works well under the outcomes of either Theory, and a lifetime of curiosity can go in many different directions.

    Scientists have a point in challenging the physically-vague nature of Metaphysics. Neither case is proven, and perhaps not “provable”. Scientists who are sincere in their resolve to hold the Scientific Method superior to superstition and its politics must be credited with their advances. Each has its place.

    But the/their Scientific Method does not brook conclusions, by them or anyone else, without conclusive evidence, pro or con.

    A “do not believe in” statement by a scientist reveals an UN-scientific bias, a moment (or lifetime) of quite-human prejudice, perhaps an heroic life spent fighting the dragons of ignorance (think Tracy’s Clarence Darrow in “Inherit the Wind” — OK, that’s a lawyer, but still the same appeal to Logic), understandable but at the same time, unprofessional as a scientist who forgets the necessary basis of Science.

    He goes little-challenged in this because he is leaning on or unconsciously hiding behind, prevailing majority opinion. And yet hasn’t Science made its most significant advances by standing up against exactly those same established views, imposed upon humanity by whatever authority of the time? You know the famous names.

    The very-human inability to patiently hold two contradictory thoughts in mind, suspended in judgment, at the same time. We see it all around us.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    August 16th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Grant Schrieber | Belleislander | Henry

    First To All Commenters Who Would Care To Read

    In general, there are so many interesting and entertaining comments here. Wish we could all sit around a huge Japanese firepit, soft mats and pillow in a large circle as the raised floor encircles us all around. There would be steaming pots filled with the most magnificent of oden and all would share shots now and then of the purest, warm sake. The far, sliding doors would be open to a the soft falling of winter show, glistening in the candlelit bonzai garden. We would talk… argue, and then, to end, write the most ethereal of Haiku. In my childhood travels, I think I saw such a thing. It was unforgettable… it was adults being their creative best I could have ever imagined them to be.

    @ GRANT SCHRIEBER

    One of my most favorite poems… thank you for posting here such a magnificent remembrance of things cherished and forgotten. What a genius of the English language. He wielded words as the greatest artists entwines himself in the most poignant of violins. He is my favorite poet.

    @BELLEISLANDER

    Hoping you get a chance to read this… I was very sorry to hear of your illness. I too have suffered for the last 4 years, fighting valiantly to regain complete health. It can be quite a terrible thing, and until one goes through such a thing, they have little imagining of it.

    Truly wishing you well, that you find all that you need to come to a good, comfortable and happy place. That is what I would wish.

    Also read your comments about the radio show. There are some points I agree with, and some I disagree with. Personally, I found the show to be quite good, that which I was able to listen to, especially for a first show from two novice, non-professional hosts. Mike Sliwa seems quite well-spoken, and of course I truly am entertained by the silver tongued Dr. McPherson. : )

    But that is my opinion, and I would tend to prefer to respect all opinions, agreeing or disagreeing. That is my nature. The positive of all this is that I have often discovered that the harshest critics can also be our most helpful advisors.

    That is how it has worked out for me. Not that the criticism is even correct; but there are often bits and pieces that can have a good deal of salience.

    Now I do love getting along, but sheepishly rather admit enjoying a tempest or two. But in the end, if you cared to stay, and give opinion and sharings, I think that would be good. But this is not my website, only my posting.

    Welcome, thank you for being here, and I hope everyone can spit fire and then shake afterwards.

    ~~~

    @HENRY

    Henry, Yes, yes and YES. Thank you for that, I cannot help but appreciate and agree with almost every word you wrote.

    “The very-human inability to patiently hold two contradictory thoughts in mind, suspended in judgment, at the same time. We see it all around us.”

    Oh I have thought that very same thing! Many of us simply refuse to transcend the opposites, a thing I have always deplored sensibly or non-sensibly.

    Oh yes imho, science today seems really quite limited in what it can and cannot prove. Having done a little research myself, tallied results and presented conclusions as a student, it was quite easy to see that the interpretations could have easily been manipulated by my collection, interpretation and management of the evidence. I rec’d an A, but in my heart of hearts I had learned how to always get A’s and not necessarily deserve them.

    I used to be extraordinarily passionate about science; doesn’t every little girl dream of being a veterinarian/astrophysicist/philosopher/inventor/hairdresser at one time or another? : )

    But these days, science is often imbued with human foible and grand limitations. Again jmho.

    Agree or disagree if one will, but I will forever hold dear The Case of the Midwife Toad.

    I can accept, hold, and fully respect both viewpoints. When we transcend the opposites, all the things that seem to matter so much, don’t anymore. It’s as if truth and reality are as slippery as an well-oiled, peeled grape, co-mingling with non-reality as if it were dark matter and matter engaged in a slowdance, forever in collusion and intertwined until the Universe collapses unto itself.

    ~~~

    Ram Samudrala Says:

    August 16th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Reese, the goal when you do science should be find ways to prove yourself wrong (falsify), not right (verify). That way you end up with a win-win situation. Trying to make something happen is engineering. Trying to get at a truth of what is really happening is science. I’d agree that 90% of the scientists or more don’t do this.

    ~~~

    Henry Says:

    August 17th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Reese — I think Ram S. hit on something that pops into my mind on occasion: I think you should always be able, in science, to make your “opponents” best case against your hypothesis, and vice versa — your opponent should be able to concede what he sees as your strongest points. Then, you can set to work on ironing out what the data you mutually observe might lead to.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    August 18th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Yes, YES Ram Samudrala and Henry, precisely! Open to all possibilities, including our own fallacies. Rather like debate class; we present an argument, and then we change sides and demolish our own argument. Or, at least, try. Such exercises are oft to leave me not sure of anything with certainty, other than staying indisputably right is rather like trying to hold down a ball of cartilage with a chopstick. : )

    ~~~

    ~~~

     

    Dr. Guy McPherson – The Man Behind the Message

    http://guymcpherson.com/2014/08/1-the-latest-video-from-reese-jones-and-2-ownership-nations-and-boundaries-passports-and-empire/

    By Reese Jones

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    In this video, Dr. McPherson gets personal.

    Why did we ask these questions amongst other personal questions that will be coming forth in the next videos?

    When someone is as ardent, outspoken, and public with a lone message as ominous as that which Dr. McPherson shares with us, people are interested in knowing what makes him tick, whether he’s believable, whether he’s plain crazy or just perhaps, weirdly eccentric. They want to know who he is, the Man Behind the Message.

    They may wish to judge his every word, appraise his character, and perhaps know WHY a man would do as he does, say as he says.

    Most of all, they may wish to find reason to disbelieve him; to gratefully find cause to repudiate the legitimacy of his frightening proclamations.

    In my humble opinion, Dr. McPherson continues to pass with flying colors; his t’s are crossed, his i’s dotted, his o’s neatly and appropriately closed. If he is crazy, then crazy will require redefinition.

    I still quite fail to fully understand his courage … but he’s an Idaho boy as stalwart and robust in spirit as the pioneer stock that preceded him, willing to sacrifice almost everything he holds dear in order to be true to himself, and his word. These days, such men’s men seem to be a rare breed. Many men have appeared to have lost the verve and resilience to believe in themselves, to choose right over convenience, profit, comfort.

    I’m not of course, referring to any men in this forum.

    It was important to me that Dr. McPherson be a man of honor, a man of his word, this purveyor of such gloom and doom. Had he been a womanizer, an alcoholic, a liar, cheat, or thief, I might have breathed a sigh of relief.

    Perhaps unfortunately for him, he’s perfect for this message, as if he was born to carry the burden, to share the grim tidings of the oncoming, onslaught of collapse with a resistant world.

    It accelerates … and we may need the strength, passion and resilience of this man of fine measure, Dr. Guy McPherson, more than ever.

    ~~~

    COMMENTS::

    Stay tuned for our news update with Dr. McPherson, which is coming soon.

    This clip is based on an interview conducted 25 July 2014. All video clips from interviews with Reese are linked here.

    ~~~

    mt Says:

    August 11th, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Loved the interview, Reese.

    ~~~

     

    Bugging Out To the Southern Hemisphere | Climate Collapse Series | Video 14

    http://guymcpherson.com/2014/08/the-latest-interview-from-reese-jones-and-nthe-question-4/

    by Reese Jones

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    As the shadow of climate change approaches the Northern Hemisphere, many of us may wish to escape to a verdant, idyllic paradise where the sun shines tenderly, constant waters flow gently and flourishing gardens overflow with sweet abundance — a place where the grape is grown; where honeybees, native flora and fauna still thrive and friendly natives flash welcoming smiles, ever grateful to accept Northern dollars whilst providing the privileged lifestyle those dollars demand.

    In our hearts, we may ironically wish for a place of our own undevising; a place relatively untouched by industrialized man.

    These days, there are still tropical resorts and unspoiled regions that rather fill the bill. But, most are relatively close to the Northern hemisphere with their vulnerable ecosystems that are increasingly subject to tempests, tossings, heat, flood and drought. Existing on a fragile edge, they remain dependent upon ships, planes or trucks requiring reasonably priced fossil fuels to provide the conveniences and luxuries tourists and Northern migrants expect.

    In the highest reaches of Columbia in South America, mountain tops are fast becoming dry wastelands devoid of snowpack. Brazil is experiencing heat waves and drought. The ocean waters off the coast of Ecuador seem to be absorbing ever-increasing heat from the warming atmosphere.

    Australia and New Zealand have been experiencing cold, heat, drought, fire, earthquakes and floods. South Africa is not immune to unseasonable cold and other anomalies from fires, floods as well, and now, earthquakes. Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay have their own environmental and climate-related complications. As for popular Central America, it’s close proximity to the Northern Hemisphere may render it moot as a successful bug-out location.

    So, where is the best place to migrate to, in Southern regions? Is it even a good idea to migrate? How long could the move postpone our extinction? Could we go “Venus?” Are we justified in engaging in “colonialism” once again?

    How feasible is moving for the majority of us? Is it even a good idea, given uncertain governments, high cost, unpredictable weather and other unknown, environmental factors? How welcoming will the countries of the Southern climes be and for how long? How safe will the last vestiges of safe, human habitat remain from the onslaught of foreign military invasion with their armies, ships, weapons and fuel to spare?

    What are we really willing to do to survive 10 to 15 years longer than the rest?

    There is much to think about. But, no matter what we decide to do, we have at this moment the opportunity to take a breath and remember, as Dr. McPherson says, to “live what we love.”

    For many of us, this may entail finding our own inner peace wherever we are, drawing close to our loved ones and our community, cherishing each moment as we learn to shelter, right at home. What will you choose to do?

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    August 5th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Yes, good luck indeed with the show, break a microphone? 🙂

    As for how many people dying on a yearly rate due to climate change… such a difficult question. There are millions dying already. But in industrialized countries, perhaps 1000s at first, then 100s of thousands perishing, finally garnering the attention of the press. Will they gloss over it? Will magical, mystical solutions appear? Methane engorgers, volcanic erupters, atmospheric particle dischargers, sunlight deflectors?

    I’m brought to mind this cataclysmic climate episode of Star Trek, The Next Generation, called The Inner Light, on Scifi TV.

    Within a few moments, Picard, ship’s captain, lives a lifetime on a planet gradually being overcome with global warming. The people are a populace of such grace as they confront their inevitable demise.

    Clip –

    Will we have such grace? Or, will we be a disgrace?

    ~~~

    Above, Reese Jones says: What will you choose to do?

    What Should I Do About Doom?

    We decide without conscious thought,

    Then rationalize what we’ve wrought;

    So, no need to be stressed

    About what gets addressed,

    Plus, whatever we do comes to naught.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    August 8th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    @TOM

    Appreciate the Wasdell videos, thank you for that.

    @NOTRIBULATION

    Always interesting in seeing both sides. The DK site has an interesting daily anomalies chart… seems as thought there’s lots of red.

    ~~~

    Reversion toward the mean is fascinating; as though everything gradually tends to slide towards the center of a cone, as if the existence was thus shaped.

    @SABINE

    “But this is the beach of doom, and people can say what they like – and so everybody should.” Love it.

    @BENJAMINTHEDONKEY

    Haha, a delight. And so true! Yes! Scathingly witty, brusque texts preferred, risque snapchat pix acceptable… anything beyond that an annoyance to one’s busy busy life breathlessly awaiting the next text. Am beginning to think it’s all in the anticipation. : )

    Benjamin you inspire with poetry

    am laughing while lamenting, ‘woe is me’

    Beethoven was nice

    Worth listening twice

    Now all i say, let so it be. : )

    As Always,

    ApologiesForThat

    ~~~

    It’s interesting to me as far as I can scan, there’s been little commenting on escaping to a secret location. Has that dream been shattered? I suppose it has for me… gone are my dreams of idyllic lives for my dear ones in the wine country of Chile, NZ, South Africa, AU. Could it be, there’s no place like home? Just wondering…

    ~~~

     

    Climate Collapse Series | An Introduction & Partial Summary To This Video Series

    http://guymcpherson.com/2014/07/terror-is-never-sacred-from-ray-jason-and-video-clip-from-reese-jones/

    by Reese Jones (Skype-based interview conducted 25 July 2014)

    Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    There is nothing like putting an introduction into the latter part of an audio-video series. Sorely indicative of afterthought, it is a response to the needs of an audience unfamiliar with Guy McPherson and features some of the major whys and wherefores of his basic premises.

    Perhaps this belated beginning is analogous to the situation we’re likely in; as we approach the ending, we would like to revise the beginning. Such is the wonderful world of theater and digital media … we can change however and whatever we like as the story unfolds. However, in real life … our confrontation with climate changes offers no such resolution.

    As usual, this supposed brief introduction grew in length and now will be uploaded in several parts. This first part answers basic questions and gives us a preliminary look into the man behind the message.

    Many people unfamiliar with Dr. McPherson and his prognostications about our future might find this video useful. It helps to address a few of their basic questions. As always, Dr. McPherson says so much in so few words as he discusses a subject that many may find exceedingly difficult to hear.

    Many will hope Dr. McPherson is completely mistaken. But, no matter what, his main message is applicable to all of us regardless of what’s coming down the pike: cherish this moment, there’s no guarantee there will be another, and live your life like it matters, for, it really DOES.

    We are living in the most remarkable of times.

    ~~~

    COMMENTS:

    Daniel Says:

    July 30th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    While I have enjoyed the direct and honest approach Reese has taken with these latest interviews, the tenor of the questions reveals she has probably not invested all that much time in thinking through the implications.

    So, since NBL is in the truth telling business, I would be remiss to not yet again, call into question the role of ‘gardening’ as a means of somehow ameliorating the impact of NTE. For if it were even remotely possible, then we would be fools to be discussing NTE, wouldn’t we?

    ~~~

    BenjaminTheDonkey Says:

    July 30th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    In the previous thread, Reese Jones says:

    “…Not to mention insane

    That is, everyone all except me!”

    ==

    The Truth

    NTE helps me feel free

    To reveal (and you’ll maybe agree)

    My own personal view

    (And the one which is true):

    Everyone’s wrong except me.

    ~~~

    St. Roy Says:

    July 30th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Reese: I love the child-like honesty of your interviews. It’s also given Guy the “bedside manner” some of his followers have felt he hasn’t shown.

    ~~~

    Lidia Says:

    July 30th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    @St. Roy: “Per Guy, live a life of excellence until the misery gets to much, then check out.”

    I don’t believe I ever heard Guy say that. In fact, I recall he told Reese in one of the clips that he expected to die “choking on dust”. Since this is a very sensitive issue, I think we should try to be precise. If I am wrong, please do post a link to where Guy counselled us to “check out”.

    ~~~

    Robin Datta Says:

    July 30th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    “he told Reese in one of the clips that he expected to die “choking on dust””

    Probably NOT Angel Dust – that would be more likely for a commenter or two.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 30th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    @ BENJAMINTHEDONKEY

    Indeed! : )

    @ ST.ROY

    Yes, the questions are often meant to include those who are in their late teens and early 20s or those with little to no awareness of such things. For those who are quite knowledgeable, i beg their indulgence. : )

    @DANIEL

    Yes, thank you; actually, the questions have been more or less crafted to include those who have little or no knowledge of impending climate collapse. I tried to come from the viewpoint of the average layperson.

    At times, the questions may sound ignorant, even foolish to those who are knowledgeable. But the questions are those I have received from various individuals and have encountered during conversations.

    The original purpose of these videos was to be accessible to friends, family and anyone who wanted to know more than just the dry, scientific facts.

    I felt it rather imperative to approach this from a human, humble point of view.

    For those who are well-versed, these videos may at times seem prosaic and elementary. I apologize for this… but I also have scientific questions and hope to have them answered as well.

    Small steps… small steps. : )

    ~~~

    Daniel Says:

    July 30th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I hear you Reese!

    Here’s a thought, if you want to tackle the age disparity issue within this new body of awareness we call NTE, you’ll be taking on something that has not yet been explored…….for obvious reasons. Good luck, I enjoy your approach, you seem to have a natural storytelling quality about you, very captivating.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 30th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    @ DANIEL

    Thank you Daniel, it’s a great idea. It’s amazing how many teens and 20s feel a bit of “offness” but don’t know how to contend other than simply ignore and try living a hopeful, upbeat life.

    If anyone has anything to lose, it’s as much or more for those for whom life is just beginning. It can be a sorrowful situation. There’s a part of me that asks if it’s best NOT to know. But then, in the knowing, perhaps one can avoid wasting precious energy on useless things, and instead create the most precious moments EVER… and the opportunity to find one’s own, soulful grace amidst the turmoil and trouble.

    Such a hard call! <\3

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 30th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    @ DANIEL

    PS: How i do agree with you in so many ways… it just seems that it may be best to grow things as things diminish in the stores, at least for as long as possible.

    Yes… several months at most… And even if one does move to New Zealand – as things grow quite bad, would not ships will arrive and fight to the death to take whatever’s available from whomever they can? Ballistic ships… they’ll have the fuel and ammunition. How do you protect all of New Zealand, Chile, anywhere?

    Global resources would be commandeered, yes?

    If one had the money, the might and the power, would they go anywhere, do anything to find food for their loved ones? Would they invade New Zealand if necessary?

    Honestly… I might… Apologetically, but nonetheless relentlessly without remorse with hungry, desperate children tugging at one’s skirts… what to do but all one can? 🙁

    There seems to be no truly safe place to run and hide, save underground, military fortresses perhaps in Antarctica? To fight for a few years more of hell on Earth – is it worth it?

    So many questions! But yes… we have the beauty of our imaginations…

    It reminds me of the whipping boy… as he suffered so greatly, he was blessed by the most beautiful and wondrous of dreams. Perhaps that’s what WE have. : )

    ~~~

    Tom Says:

    July 31st, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Reese: thanks for the intro video and your sweet way of going about it. You’re good at this and i’m sure will be able to delve into the ugly truth of it all in due time. Please continue.

    ~~~

    44 south Says:

    July 31st, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Reese may be correct in thinking that the last fuel will be used to get as many as possible down to “the lifeboat” and they may not all be gentle hippies. Or the nukes may get us too. But no one knows for sure…yet.

    ~~~

     

    Steps To Becoming Independent – Growing Our Food, Killing Our Friends, Taking Responsibility, by Reese Jones

    http://guymcpherson.com/2014/07/courtesy-of-the-red-white-blue-and-another-clip-from-reese-jones/

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    After the knowing and accepting of Collapse of Empire and Runaway Climate Change, we can take steps to carry on, and carry on well.

    In past videos in this series, we’ve discussed emotional upheaval; disbelief, denial, anger and rage, feelings of being adrift on a crazy, storm-tossed sea imprisoned in some uncontrollable nightmare. But as they say, this too shall pass.

    The clouds part, and we know we must go on. If not for ourselves, then for our loved ones.

    How do we go forward and what steps to take?

    In this video, we discuss gardening and food independence and learn about the complexity of reconciliation between crises of conscience and the act of killing our friends. Perhaps importantly, we learn the value of taking responsibility for these very actions.

    In all of Nature, killing abounds … if we, as sentient and knowing beings, do it at all, let our killings be swift, and painless as possible, our animals having lived contented lives. For, to survive well, not only is it likely best that we learn to accept and approve of others, we must assuredly accept and approve of ourselves. For if anyone watches what we do, it is us. We are our own greatest judge.

    Here, I believe Dr. McPherson addresses this directly, and thoughtfully.

    ~~~

    COMMENTS:

    Robin Datta Says:

    July 26th, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Thank you, Reese Jones and UK Collapse Radio: your interviews each covered important new aspects, and were not just SSDD (same stuff, different date). 🙂

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 28th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Some great links here in the comments… much appreciation. About patriarcy; Dr. McPherson has a rather stark video coming up likely next week regarding that very thing.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 28th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Oh my, WHAT a great question. As one who loves the innocent creatures of the Earth, i do have my opinion. So thanks to the inspiration of BenjamintheDonkey, I will abashedly say the following:

    We’ve created a world of hurt;

    Guy McPherson dishes the durt.

    We’ve savaged the Earth

    it’s plundered to Dearth

    And we still believe in our wurth.

    Let’s not forget the fright;

    the terror, the horror, the blight

    we’ve bestowed on the sweet

    we’ve turned into meat

    to our vile, perditious delight.

    Of course we should live, don’t you see

    such noble creatures are we

    So smart in the brain

    Not to mention insane

    That is, everyone all except me!

    OH sinCERE apologies for that. If things didn’t have to rhyme, it would be so much better.

    🙁

    ~~~

    BenjaminTheDonkey Says:

    July 29th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Reese Jones says:

    Of course we should live, don’t you see

    such noble creatures are we

    So smart in the brain

    Not to mention insane

    That is, everyone all except me!

    @Reese: Haha!

    And your interview series with Guy is the best! 🙂

    ~~~

    Lidia Says:

    July 29th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    @Reese, love your poem, and have been appreciating your interviews. You have a very compelling style of questioning.

    ~~~

     

    In the End, What REALLY Matters
    http://guymcpherson.com/2014/07/bits-from-reese-jones-and-bud-nye-and-an-idea-from-daniel-drumright/

    by Reese Jones

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    This is my new favourite video of Dr. McPherson. But then, all the new videos are my favourite. Each brings with it new clarity and insight. But this one is especially thought-provoking as it can show us how to release fear, uncertainty and dread whilst helping us to find recovery, rebirth and redemption as we all face a seemingly dangerous and precarious future.

    It begins with the rather provocative revelation that recycling doesn’t MATTER. It NEVER mattered, says Dr. McPherson. And then, he moves on to discuss what really DOES matter. It isn’t recycling.

    For the time we have left which may be longer (or shorter) than we think, we can have a road-map to fulfillment no matter our age or family status despite our ominous future. It is our choice; we CAN reject the pain and embrace the gain, or we can wallow in desperation and despair and collapse to the wayside.

    As for the discussion on $10 per hour … ten dollars is an honest wage. But in the United States, it’s barely enough to meet basic needs and is often supplemented by governmental services such as food stamps and medical assistance. Many companies spend little as possible on their employees and as MUCH as possible on senior dividends and bonuses. This contributes to the ongoing controversy of a living wage. In no way do we disparage anyone’s wages or profession. In my humble estimation, we and our labours are all, pretty much priceless. Whenever one gives me the fruit of his labours, he gives me a part of himself.

    A new video will be up soon. Thank you for watching, and your comments are very much appreciated.

    ~~~

    COMMENTS:

    Colin Says:

    July 23rd, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Reese, I concur that the embedded GM interview being perhaps his best to date! It must be later in the series than what I’ve watched so far, will have to get back to the rest.

    From the interview…

    “Is it OK to punch someone in the face if you apologize afterward?”

    Exemplary of our culture’s predominant and ubiquitous operational philosophy, i.e. It’s better to seek forgiveness than ask permission. Perhaps a “shoe” company said it most succinctly, “Just do it.” The connotation being, damn the consequences. Thus, we are all “damned if we do and damned if we don’t.”

    Bud, I’ll have to get to your section later but, judging by your suggested reading list (at the end), I’m sure your above thoughts will be as insightful and fascinating as your comments.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 23rd, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Yes Colin, exactly! Just DO it, indeed. Let’s just FORGE ahead with wild, reckless and careless abandon and let the chips fall where they may. All the world are belong to us. If things don’t work out, we’ll try, try again.

    We’ve likely we’ve run out of tries now, haven’t we? 🙁

    I don’t think there will even be any apologies; like pugnacious, recalcitrant little bullies, the wrong-doers will merely shrug, shake their heads with supercilious disdain and say, it’s YOUR fault. ALL your fault. If you all hadn’t clamored so raucously for our our fuel, our luxuries, our junky, terrible food, our jewels and baubles, we wouldn’t have scarified the Earth on YOUR behalf, you STUPID bunch of useless eaters. Who needs you? Go to blazes, all of you.

    And that’s about what we’re doing, isn’t it? 🙁

    ~~~

    Tom Says:

    July 23rd, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Reese: thanks for your series of video interviews with Guy. Well done!

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 23rd, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    What’s very interesting is that, when properly tended (or sometimes, unattended), the Earth can produce voluminous amounts of food, enough for untold numbers of people. Properly tended can mean gentle administrative, forest-type gardening – letting trees, Earth, water, sun, air, and God’s little creatures tend to their own with our gentle, guiding and loving hand to assist. Have you seen John Liu’s videos?

    Here’s one of many that explains much –

    I currently live in arid, drought-ridden Southern California quite close to the sea. It’s a desert region. The earth is sandy and parched. But, with just a bit of ramial wood chips, a careless leaving of old chopped grass and weeds and the addition of a mere sprinkling of water, things grow as if to feed a herd of starving buffalo. Especially my precious weeds and grasses. The edible dandelions, mallow and chickweed will create an overflowing carpet of green within days and continue on through the summer unabated. And in fact, the less I do, the more there is.

    There’s more to this story. But, with wise administration, all the current peoples of the Earth could likely live quite well.

    For instance… a European visitor to India in the early 1800s or so remarked on the “comeliness” of the Indian people. They were so strong, healthy, well-formed, and to his additional surprise, had not a beggar in the streets. Not a one. Food abounded. The mood was light, free, warm and welcoming, people smiling, vibrant, alive.

    Another visitor to Africa during another early time period noted the same of the African people. “In the distance appeared a man, more beautifully formed and of such noble stature as to give me great pause,” he said. It was a man of the Masai tribe.

    In other words, when left to their own, things were much better than we might want to believe.

    Now I’m not saying that we should all have gobs of children come hither and thither and what may. But rather, we’ve done things very wrong, and had we done things “righter,” all the world’s peoples might very well have had enough to eat.

    Much of the world’s current starvation and decimation has been caused by the West’s insatiable desire to mine and drill for oil, fuel, gems and metals as well as grow the spices, coffee, opium, cocaine, palm oil, and other foodstuffs. We have pillaged the oceans’ fisheries and forest’s wildlife. We can’t help ourselves; progress takes raw materials, and the more we have, the more we can see the luxurious possibilities of new and exciting things to have.

    We are addicted, like an overgrowing cancer careening madly through virgin meat. And, we do what we have to, to fill our rapacious appetites. Puppet dictators are installed, native insurgents eliminated, water and lands purchased, wily contracts put into place.

    Now of course native peoples may have likely decimated their own ecosystems as well. Ah, the hand of man, no doubt.

    But… if Nature is given the accord and respect she deserves, magic can seem to happen. And, if we went forth to fill the Earth, she would have, could have fed us as if she were a veritable Garden of Eden. Which, by golly, she once was. We had our opportunity.

    Is it lost forever? As they say, we shall see… we shall see. Well, I for one, REALLY hopium not.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 23rd, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Note: My previous post was @PAT

    @TOM

    Thank you so much. : )

    That methane information sounds ominous… quite worrisome. I do believe the 100th monkey has been reached. The world is going to start taking greater notice, and the world’s leaders will be required to respond.

    Furthermore, I do also believe that Dr. McPherson’s fearless publicity had, and will continue to have a great influence in this. He forges ahead where others fear to tread, willing to be the whipping boy.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 23rd, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Note: My previous post was @PAT

    @TOM

    Thank you so much. : )

    That methane information sounds ominous… quite worrisome. I do believe the 100th monkey has been reached. The world is going to start taking greater notice, and the world’s leaders will be required to respond.

    Furthermore, I do also believe that Dr. McPherson’s fearless publicity had, and will continue to have a great influence in this. He forges ahead where others fear to tread, willing to be the whipping boy.

    ~~~

    red fox Says:

    July 23rd, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Excellent interview Reese; one of Guy’s best I feel. Keep up the good work and thank you for yours and Guy’s efforts.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 23rd, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    @GAYLORD

    By golly, your comment absolutely incited me. I just had an impassioned conversation with someone on the very subjects you raise. I want to share some things with, but will have to gather them in a bit if that’s all right with you, and if you would care to listen. Thank you so much, you’ve inspired such additional thought in me.

    @KEVIN MOORE

    I believe Dr. McPherson has some commentary in some videos on the banking industry. Ah, the moneychangers… And I do hope you get your methane question answered.

    @REDFOX

    Bless you, thank you so much. It really lifts the heart to hear your kind words.

    @ALEX

    Haha, perhaps VERY naive. But I do think the world’s leaders may likely be required to speak on these issues, and of course they may simply continue to hide the dismal truths, but at least having done a mention here and there. : )

    The 100th monkey… yes! We will see, shan’t we? It seems that there’s a shift in awareness mho. You see, I watch some of the most inane seeming Youtube videos. OF course they’re not inane to me, as they can be such a pleasure; Charles with brain cancer playing in his band and vlogging his funny little life, KDB stuffing himself full of poutine and hamming it up to the camera… delightful.

    But what’s of pertinent interest are the comments. On occasion, more often than one might presume, one can see many millenials seeming to have an awareness and acknowledgement of the uncertainty of the times, tucked within innuendoes, jibes and wisecracks.

    With hundreds of thousands of views in total and growing, Dr. McPherson seems to be getting heard… With that, more and more everyday people may be better emotionally prepared to find a way to still have a magnificent life irregardless of the time left. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment!

    ~~~

    St. Roy Says:

    July 25th, 2014 at 11:51 am

    @Reese

    I am a regular NBL follower. You have a very interesting interviewing style! Who are you?

    ~~~

    mt Says:

    July 25th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Reese

    Good interview

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 25th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    @ST. ROY

    By interesting, hopefully worthy of your listen. : )

    According to Dr. McPherson, in defining who we are, we should share what we love. I plan to do such and a bit more in a brief personal write-up on a new website, not to bore anyone here with all of that. I welcome you to take a glimpse when it is ready.

    Meanwhile, thank you for asking, and I would like to ask the same of you, a regular NBL follower. Everyone here is so interesting with so many thoughtful, insightful and inciteful comments. It takes a ‘village,’ and this is a thought-provoking one at that, and it would indeed be lovely to know each and every one here.

    ~~~

    Three Interviews
    http://guymcpherson.com/2014/07/three-interviews/

    by Reese Jones

    Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    This video in the series is important, but then, they all are. This video is particularly stark — Dr. McPherson dares to cite predictions regarding the timeline for the end of the banking industry and the power grid as we know them to be. Predictions are always a dangerous thing to do. The universe seems to take umbrage and turn on its ear just to make a mockery of this very type of hubris.

    I applaud Dr. McPherson’s courage. Every word he speaks is important; whether you agree or disagree, the messages are provocative and given with great care, and will provide one much to think about. And sometimes, predictions do indeed come true.

    ~~~

    Interviewing Dr. McPherson, you may discover he is a lyrical man; he seems to be both sensitive artist as well as prodigious dispensary of scientific facts. He seems given to philosophy, poetry, speculative wonder, expressing deep appreciation for both cruel reality as well as the ephemerally sublime.

    He is one of the most unique individuals I have ever come across on Youtube, a video world populated with already very unique individuals. And few if any of these come with the academic credentials that adorn Dr. McPherson.

    How many have given up a lifetime of such solid investiture to follow their higher truth? Very few it seems, and those who have seem most often to fall by the wayside, mere shadows of their former, compliant, successful selves. They dared dance on the peripheries of accepted dogma, only to become pariahs held in utter disdain by their more conservative peers.

    Not only is Dr. McPherson lyrically erudite, but he is also very entertaining. You might find yourself mesmerized by his every word. Right or wrong, agree or disagree, his message has the power to spur us to action. As he says, all we really have is this one moment. Let us make the most of it; who knows how many more there will be?

    ~~~
    COMMENTS:

    mt Says:
    July 20th, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Quite funny the pop-on AD on the video is for OIL INVESTMENT

    A quick personal alphabet of a crash.
    A. financial/economy
    B. energy
    C. water shortage
    D. drought
    E. storms
    F. heat
    G. food shortage
    H. nuclear
    I. war
    J. separation in wealth
    K. police states
    L. lies
    M. manipulation/medias
    N. confusion
    O. desperation
    P. violence
    Q. dictators
    R. capitalism
    S. education
    T. diversion
    U. overpopulation
    V.
    pollution
    W. nationalism
    X. acidification of oceans
    Y. ice melt
    Z. rapid climate change
    Just one leads to bad stuff.
    All together lead to…well, you know.
    mt Says:
    July 20th, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Dammit, I meant to include DISEASE.
    I ran out of letters.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 20th, 2014 at 11:36 am

    @MT

    Haha, that’s quite humourous, about the ad. If the company knew, perhaps they might wish to pull the ad. ON the other hand, those in denial would much appreciate the ad, and might be inclined to make purchase.

    That’s an impressive list you have… well done. Just add 2 D’s… thinking outside the box, there’s no one to say we can’t have multiple letters of the alphabet in our lists.

    D. drought

    D2. disease

    oh… and another:

    D3. denial

    Please do stay tuned for the upcoming videos… they are doozies, so to speak.

    And that makes for D4: doozies. We humans are committing quite a few of them.

    ~~~

    Henry Says:

    July 20th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Good interviews, Reese; you are a kindred spirit, to Guy, and I feel, to many of us. Please stick around as we go through all of this together.

    ~~~

    Tom Says:

    July 20th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Reese: well done! Out of all the interviews Guy has given, you seem to be one of the few who actually grasps what all this implies. It’s commendable that you don’t shy away from the enormity of the issue. Thanks. I hope there are more of these coming with you as moderator. Perhaps you could convince Michael Mann or Mr. 350.Org to sit down with Guy and have a conversation. That would be something to hear.

    ~~~

    Reese Jones Says:

    July 20th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    @HENRY @TOM

    Bless you, thank you both so much, it would indeed be quite intriguing to have Dr. Mann directly address the questions that Guy asks. Perhaps we can find a way to gently ‘induce’ him. They are important questions, deserving of his learned response.

    ~~~

    kevin moore Says:

    July 21st, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Reese said: Dr. McPherson dares to cite predictions regarding the timeline for the end of the banking industry and the power grid as we know them to be. Predictions are always a dangerous thing to do.’

    Collapse is taking much longer than many of us thought it would a decade ago. In 2004 Matt Savinar was suggesting it would all be over in 2005. Around that time Matt Simmons was signalling collapse around 2008 to 2010 via the peaking of Saudi oil extraction. It didn’t happen. Colin Campbell was the closest when he said the price of oil would rise and there would be a recession, and the price of oil would fall, and there would be a partial recovery, and the price of oil would rise and strangle the ‘recovery’, and that the global economy would stumble on, with Americans being able to buy gas-guzzling vehicles for a few more years.

    We now know TPTB will do everything they can to keep their Ponzi system running, including lying continuously to the general populace, pumping phony money into markets, manipulating and falsely reporting economic data etc.

    As said before, we are drowning in a sea of lies. But apparently most people are still oblivious and cannot be shaken out of complacency.

    It must be time for North Korea to re-emerge as an axis of evil nation that poses an existential threat to the US; we haven’t heard about any missile tests for several months.

    ~~~

    Grant Schreiber Says:

    July 22nd, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Reese Jones does a fine job with questions and Guy, as always, does a fine job responding. “Starving to death in a traffic jam” is the ultimate goal which is why people should stay put where they are. Running off to the wilderness at this late date isn’t going to help anyone.

    The suicide train is fully loaded. Keep love in your heart and your hands to yourself.

    Then there’s this: “Give a person a fish, you feed her for a day, teach a person to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

    Gender swapping within the sentence is one thing, but what if there aren’t any fish left? Then what? But it’s all blather. Endless, disingenuous blather from a bomb shelter pitchman. I wish we had spam block.


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