Posts Tagged ‘Climate’

Moron bites (#13)

Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming? (Well, is it?)

This talk examines the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis. It looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation. The talk proposes a fourth way of linking the two: an argument that they are both emanating from a similar mode of being, or enmeshment, in the world, what is referred to as ‘generalised domestication.’

(Via.)

Actually, I think this is quite possibly truish — although approached with such utter leftoid twistedness that I’m not inclined to re-classify it more politely. Insofar as ‘global warming’ is the presently-accepted Cathedralist translation for ‘industrial vitality’, it’s more than likely that a completely triumphant Ummah would put the lid on it. If the talk had been titled Twin-Angled Anticapitalism the inner coherence would have been more obvious.

May 13, 2016admin 14 Comments »
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Quote note (#225)

Fairly sure this isn’t intended to be funny:

… if emissions were to continue at a high rate over the next few decades, the ocean could rise as much as three or four feet by 2100. […] Experts say the situation would then grow far worse in the 22nd century and beyond …

February 26, 2016admin 6 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#87)

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What is neoreaction? (An instant classic.) Plus, order and freedom. The new god. False positives. Inventing the State. Meme wars. Magic dirt theory. The weekly round, in doom, and Cathedral round-up.

Chinese fertility policy. India and Pakistan at the brink. Goodbye Sweden. Crashing the gates. Open borders under stress.

Die off (1, 2, 3, 4). Secession for London (and beyond)? Liberal self-destruction. “I doubt the liberal view will prevail.” “I have no faith at all in liberalism.” Limits of satire.

Antarctic uncertainties. Why distrust of science makes sense. Urban Madness.

The problem with pagans. Brands of Satanism. Why Christians go left. Virtue signaling.

Dim war, and dimming Deutschland. The Iron Law of Intelligence. High IQ genetics (with comment). A schizophrenia spectrum? Nature > nurture, and other signs of narrative collapse.

Submission commentary from Van Creveld, Sailer, Knausgaard, Douthat (and relevant). NPI commentary (1, 2, 3, 4).

Star Trek and scarcity.

RIP René Girard (plus). What Huxley saw.

Automobile obsolescence. Computer blood. CRISPR for humans by 2017.

Coywolves. Zombie physics. Viral dark matter. Where Mars’ water went.

November 8, 2015admin 30 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#85)

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On functioning nations and Urbit (also). Brain damage. Sin. Jews. The weekly round.

Dry-run for dictatorship. The multi-cultural defense against socialism (and the feminist one). White power. Asians in the age of microaggression (note). Revolution comes around (also, and also). “We cannot apologize enough.” The IRS @ work. What are British values? Idiocracy watch. Still closing. Correcting the Net. Who wants equality? Caplan being Caplan. Pagan revival (with a Girard twist). Ideology on the big screen.

“… rational people simply ignore their reports. […] This is a sad state of affairs, but it is, of course, the equality-theorists who are chiefly to blame for bringing it about. For they have created in recent years a climate of feeling in which many men are afraid to deny the equality-theory openly, and even ashamed to doubt it inwardly. Hence the phenomena which are now so observable, of hypocrisy, self-deception, and pious fraud: those invariable concomitants of a militant religion. … our contemporary equality-theorists are in fact (as I have hinted several times), religious rather than rational in their attitude to evidence.” Some data. A tale of two sisters.

Canada veers left. European hate maps. Sweden’s agony. Those awful Saudis on the road to bankruptcy (bonus). Decolonization continues. ‘Creepy‘ China and its problems.

“And, yes, I realize that by shining a light on this nonsense, I’m contributing to the very amplification I’m talking about here.” (It’s upsetting.)

A Carlota Perez walk-through. A unified theory of crime. A unified theory of social machine logic.

The quantum stack. Fermi paradox intensification in space and time. Cometary alcohol. The anatomy of intelligence and the Internet. The intractable brain. Contesting the gap. For all your periodic tables needs. “Ebola was a warning we have yet to heed.” Puppy-sized spiders. Paramecium video.

“… it became clear that like the environmental movement itself, climate change had been hijacked and turned into the usual revenge-against-the-more-competent agenda of the left, involving first-world nations limiting themselves so that more numerous third world nations could pollute.” Trustless climatology.

Tumbling paywalls.

Gottfried (on Mehring) on Schmitt. Roosh on Kaczynski (plus). Antinatalism. The BuzzFeed monster. Stoicism.

October 25, 2015admin 32 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#81)

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Dark to black. Cathedral maps (#1). Getting Buddhism right (viz). Cosmic cycles. Ego cults. Normalization. [Unauthorized information disclosure deleted.] The weekly round.

The crisis of Western authority. Re-industrializing America. Rules for cyberwar. Soros watch. Virtue signals. Hooked on crime. The monetary doom loop. The downward slide. Education proposals. Phase-change of the corporation. British military disgrace (1, 2).

Refugee catastrophe and opportunity. Europe’s crumbling elites. Chopping up Syria.

Left-side stories: Socialize the net (or in short). Bait-and-switch. “Let’s think in terms of Warm words and Cold words.” Read all about it.

Hoppe on Democracy, De Civilization, and Counterculture (video). The myth of market failure. Defending self-interest.

The Bitcoin computer. Quantum crypto-conundrums.

Hydro-theology. The Pope’s bargain (see also). Demystified beauty. “A general factor seems confirmed. I hereby dub it general religious factor (GRF).” Murder systems. Human turbulence. Why doesn’t Dawkins respect the Left’s human shields?

Techonomic tipping points.

Languages of the (near) future.

Genetics of empathy. Time-keeping proteins. Synbio update. The Mouse Utopia experiment. Visions of Pluto (and more). Climate of uncertainty (contra).

September 27, 2015admin 28 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#74)

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More AnCap tit-for-tat. Don’t lie (really). A dialog on morality. Abrupt denormalization. Your advice was gratefully received. When SJWs attack (plus, and related (I think)). On Left and Right. Saying ‘no‘ to socialism. Limits to the individual. Liberal Christianity (an appreciation). Answering idiots. The occult right. A Canon update. Goodbye (damn). The weekly round.

ISIS analyzed. An outside view of UK education (but it could be worse). More on the Murray plan. A WN case against Brexit (predictably, not persuasive here). A little Singapore gloating. New York on the skids (plus). Overheated claims. Campus jokers.

“… fracking has transformed the [oil] industry into something much more akin to manufacturing than resource extraction.” (Drawing from here.)

The underwhelmed-by-Coates squad (1, 2). Ethnic spats. Stereotypical trolley problems. We want diversity back. “In some form, a Eurafrican future is on its way.”

Six-letter DNA. ‘OK, but IQ doesn’t really have anything to do with intelligence.’ Political argument is pointless. English Submission. Continuing cuckoo squabbles (1, 2, 3).

Reflections on the A-bomb (1, 2), and on Watergate (1, 2). On Ibn Khaldun. Nietzsche’s legacy. Revisiting the frontier. Three speeches by Henry Wallace (1, 2, 3).

August 9, 2015admin 42 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#71)

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Thinking through Exit (remember this). NIO thinks it’s been a little too quiet around here recently (recalling). The resilience of politics (plus, and double-plus). Burnham the prophet. Errors of altruism, and tolerance (plus). Lessons of reality TV. Ideological security (also). Spreading deviancy. Propaganda. Georgist epistemology. New blog of the week (make that two). Regular staples, Friday frags and the weeklyround.

President Sanders? (At last!) Enter the Trump popcorn wagon (more, and more, and more). Progressive Gothic (comprehended). A name that will live in infamy. A brief history of left libertarianism. Greekshit (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, it’s endless). America‘s Greece. The China crash.

A climate of unreality (plus 1, 2, 3).

“It makes a big difference where your immigrants come from.” Taleb and tribalism. Chinese privilege. Reddit is the worst (unless maybe for these folks). Questioning WN. The Left’s Nordic dream. Does racism exist? Racist computers. Taylor on Raspail.

The prospect of a neo-eugenic arms race. What inbreeding doesn’t mean. Race on the brain.

Lenin on Malthusianism. Philip on Malthus. The trouble with Social Darwinism. Some Druidic conclusions from Darwin. Constructor Theory. Death.

Luther and the origins of Modernity. A leftist homage to the Puritans. Yes, the Pope is a communist (and everyone knows it). An improbable path to Christendom.

On transhumanism (with the Nietzsche cut out).

Musk.

Collective scams. Bent science.

Congratulations, you won. No one will help you.”

Futurisms. Political theory from the future (via). OIW on Anathem.

Zora Neale Hurston on Zombies.

Tests and diversions: text-based personality analyzer, political geometry, Reform insolence. (Relevant.)

July 19, 2015admin 31 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#65)

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Gnosticism and civilization. The tinkered Canon (work in progress). Logic and absurdity. Anticoncepts. Economic pseudoscience. Awkward geezers. Genetic failure. Cat lady culture, and a dead nation’s dead. Deep state jitters. Religion and homosexuality. Modern feudalism. Tabulated doublethink. At the dark gate. Fables of the deconstruction. Mirror of obscurity. Main business of the week. Friday fragments. The weekly round-ups.

Gun control is dead (it’s all about crypto now). A tale of two Elons.

Perversity. More democracy doom signal (seen upside-down by the left). Kicking the can.

OPEC death spasms. Who wants Rohingyas? SA in decay (1, 2). Sweden is just about done. The bit of Europe that’s working isn’t, really. Trudeau was a fascist (figures). “… this bubble is literally too big to pop.” California drying.

Observed evolution. Re-mainstreaming IQ. Let’s talk about global warming (also). OK, we know. A taste of tomorrow.

While we may be able to observe other galaxies movements from the outside, the machinations of our own we have to watch from the inside, a task that NASA compares to ‘trying to create a map of your house while confined to only the living room.'”

Relaxed on human extinction.

Accelerating left lunacy watch (satire and reality long ceased to be distinguishable). The comparatively sane left wants the red guards to just die.

June 7, 2015admin 52 Comments »
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Perspective

Derbyshire at the top of his game:

The whole climate change business is now a zone of hysteria, generating far more noise — mostly of a shrieking kind — than its importance justifies. Opinions about climate change are, as Greg Cochran said, “a mark of tribal membership.” It is also the case, as Greg also said, that “the world is never going to do much about in any event, regardless of the facts.” […] If we did do anything the effect would likely be puny compared to, say, a single major volcanic eruption. Mother Nature laughs at our climate change fretting. […] Consider ice ages for example, like the one we are currently living through.

Ice ages last for tens of millions of years. We don’t know how many there have been. Our planet is 4½ billion years old; we only have clear evidence of ice ages for the last billion years, in which time there have been four ice ages, covering a total of one-third of a billion years. In its “normal” condition — the other two-thirds — the Earth is ice-free all the way up to the poles. […] The present ice age started around 2½ million years ago. Our best guess is that it’ll continue for several million years more. […] Within this ice age there have been ups and downs. The downs are called “glaciations,” the ups — comparatively warm spells, like the one we are currently in — are “interglacials.” […] … The climatic changes here are sensational. At the peak of the last glaciation in 20,000 B.C., the pleasant suburb where I am writing this was buried under an ice sheet several hundred feet thick. It is possible that during one of the earlier ice ages, 700 million years ago, the entire planet was covered with ice, down to the equator.

The dwarfing of scientific concerns to media spin-cycle wavelengths has to be counted among the greatest vulgarizations of our age.

May 23, 2015admin 5 Comments »
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Spotless

HP Lovecraft ends the first section of his (utterly magnificent) ‘The Shadow out of Time’ with the words:

“. . . of the orthodox economists of that period, Jevons typifies the prevailing trend toward scientific correlation. His attempt to link the commercial cycle of prosperity and depression with the physical cycle of the solar spots forms perhaps the apex of . . .”
Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee had come back—a spirit in whose time-scale it was still that Thursday morning in 1908, with the economics class gazing up at the battered desk on the platform
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(Scientific correlation, as we know from the first line of ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ and elsewhere, can be terrifying.)

SunCycle24 (Click image to hugely expand.)

The solar system, gauged by mass, consists almost entirely of the sun. Sol accounts for 99.86% of it. Quantity isn’t everything, but insofar as it’s anything, this has to matter — a lot. The sheer magnitude of our solar dependency is hard to even fractionally comprehend. What the sun does is what happens. The earth is its crumb. Our biosphere suckles it. Our civilizations are so far downstream of it, feeding second or third hand on its emissions, if not more distantly, that we easily lose all track of the real flow. As economies sophisticate, the relays proliferate. Perhaps this is why the messages of the sun are so inattentively received, despite rapid improvement in the technical and cultural tools required to make sense of them.

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September 11, 2014admin 16 Comments »
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