Monday, June 18, 2018

         PRUITT ORDERS  EPA TO  FIND VIRGIN GEOLOGIST
                     TO THROW INTO ERUPTING  VOLCANO

ADMINISTRATOR REJECTS NATIONAL ACADEMY ERUPTION MITIGATION STUDY  TO  EMBRACE  SOUND SCIENCE  OF 
ARMSTRONG SPERRY'S 1923 WORLD MAGAZINE  REPORT:

Cast Alive into the Molten Heart of a Volcano

An American Artist-Explorer's Hair-Raising Adventure With Cannibals Whose Superstitious Fear Caused Them to Offer Human Sacrifice to the God of "Smoking Mountain"

KILAUEA'S ERUPTION IGNITES DEBATE 

The only geothermal plant on Hawaii’s Big Island has been closed for more than six weeks because of the Kilauea volcano's eruptions... some people on the island -- including native Hawaiians -- believe geothermal development undermines their worship of Pele, a deity and the volcano goddess.

Kū Kahakalau, an educator and Hawaiian language teacher..., who also has a doctorate in indigenous education, explained... many Hawaiians and those who worship Pele believe the geothermal plant is a “nonconsensual rape of the deity, literally digging into her body and extracting her life, her lifeblood, her lava.” one of the physical forms she takes is in the lava and volcano.

[State Representative Russell] Ruderman acknowledged it was an “intuitive feeling” that many people in Puna have.

“There are lots of people here who feel a strong connection between geothermal and Pele, that Pele hates geothermal, wants it gone. Some people think the eruption is all about that.”

The plant says it provides about 30 percent of the electricity on the Big Island.


















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Thursday, June 7, 2018

CAN AXOLOTL  COUGH SYRUP  SAVE THE MANTHROPOCENE?


Emerging technologies promise to give us the power to take over some of Nature's most basic operations. It is not just that we are exiting the Holocene and entering the Anthropocene; it is that we are leaving behind the time in which planetary change is just the unintended consequence of unbridled industrialism. A world designed by engineers and technicians means the birth of the planet's first Synthetic Age.


Sarah Aronson: 
As opposed to the Anthropocene, what is the Manthropocene?
The Manthropocene is a label feminists have concocted in order to point the finger at masculinity as being the cause of a lot of environmental problems. 

So if you call it the Anthropocene it suggests that the whole of humanity is equally implicated in the kinds of destruction that we’ve caused. 
If you call it the Manthropocene, you’re pointing your finger.

ELSEWHERE IN INTERSECTIONAL BROADCASTING, THE BBC REPORTS:

A group of retiring Mexican nuns have become the most adept and successful breeders  of  the Achoque axolotl  
a  critically  endangered  species 
with unique regenerative abilities.
IT MUST BE A HUGE  VICTORIA GILL FAN 
The nuns breed a large, genetically diverse collection of animals to produce the secret ingredient in their cough syrup.
Science Correspondent Victoria Gill has been to Mexico to visit this unique conservation convent.
You can hear more from Victoria Gill’s journey to Mexico to meet the sisters on The Sisters of the Sacred Salamander on Radio 4.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

CONTRACTORS, ETC. RUSH TO  THE  RESCUE  AT  PRUITT  HQ



RED TEAM HEAD STANDS BY IN RUBY SLIPPERS AS PRUITT USES 
SECURE PHONE BOOTH TO CALL HIS LAWYER IN TULSA

  Judge  Orders  EPA  to Produce Science behind Pruitt’s Warming Claims

Asked about carbon dioxide and climate change on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”  in 2017, EPA head Scott Pruitt said: 
“I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.”
leading to a Freedom of Information Act request for the EPA studies backing his claim. Last Friday, Chief  Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the agency to comply.

E-mails reveal Trump’s EPA “beachhead” team  planned to gather a group of researchers who claim humans are not the primary drivers of climate change as part of the effort to pull back the endangerment finding.
'We bring on contractor support ( Judith Curry’s group, supplemented by John Christy, Craig Idso, Roger Pielke, and others ) to formulate analysis of the science,' 
Wrote team member David Schnare in the detailed plan.