Here's a new open thread cleverly disguised as post.
NEW — oceans stuff. First up, krill populations in the Southern Ocean.
Atkinson and his three co-authors had conducted the most comprehensive study yet of krill abundance and distribution in the Southern Ocean, gathering data from all the net samples they could find over the previous 80 years, a total of 12,000 summer net-hauls.
This database showed that the southwest Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean—the narrow, productive stretch between the Antarctic Peninsula and South Africa—contained more than half the krill in the Southern Ocean.
[The study] also indicated that krill stocks in this crucial sector had declined by 80 percent in the previous 30 years.
Jesus Fucking Christ!
Below, the future of the oceans, discussed by scientists from the California Academy of Sciences.
Near-total despair, quickly followed by delusional optimism
Sylvia Earle talks about the future of the oceans. She's not a happy camper.
This video has basically the first "structure" as the one directly above (despair => optimism), but Sylvia Earle is much more cautious in expressing her hopes.
FYI, Elon revealed his hyperloop design on Monday, which Those Who Know What They Are Talking About called completely impractical. Score another publicity victory for The Musker!
Euan Mearns, who I knew from my TOD and ASPO-USA days, pounded some nails into the peak oil coffin. That takes some courage doing that at The Oil Drum where the diehards live.
But then again, Euan believes that data and their reasonable interpretation matter, but various Doomers, including Chris Martenson, Jim Kunstler, Guy MacPherson, Dimitri Orlov, Richard Heinberg and their fellow-travelers, do not care about crude oil production data & trends, especially in so far as the principals make a living from sticking to the peak oil story.
Whatever ... does each new day on Planet Stupid feel like Groundhog Day to you? The same bullshit day after day?
If so, you need to do something about that if you want to enjoy the ride among the Hominidae. You want to fit in, right? You're stuck on Planet Stupid, and there's nowhere else for you to go.
Make the most of a bad situation by turning your brain to mush. Rid yourself of that pesky and completely useless consciousness of yours by reading stories at the following internet tabloids—
- The Daily Beast and its subsidiary Buzzfeed
- Yahoo Finance's The Daily Ticker
- The Business Insider
- The Atlantic and its subsidiary The Atlantic Wire
- National Public Radio (of course)
- The Huffington Post (goes without saying)
- or just watch lots and lots of TV
That short list should get you started. Post additional suggestions here. In no time, your brain will cease to function and you will fit right in.