Saturday, 26 September 2020

Tucker Carlson on the Louisville, KY rioting


What's inside a face mask?

 China-made Masks Tracking You?

Restrictions being introduced in Moscow

 Moscow has introduced restrictions for people over the age of 65. Employers were recommended to transfer employees to the remote site

Sobyanin: People over 65 years of age "should not leave their homes without dire emergency"


24 September, 2020

In Moscow, starting from September 28, a quarantine for people with chronic diseases and pensioners will be introduced against the background of an increase in the incidence of COVID-19. This is stated in a statement by Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

Sobyanin explained that in recent days, Moscow has recorded a "significant increase in the number" of new cases of coronavirus. In this regard, pensioners and people with chronic diseases are advised not to leave the house "without special necessity". Walking and playing sports on the street are not limited to them.

The mayor asked the heads of enterprises and organizations to transfer "as many employees as possible" to remote work, as well as to ensure compliance with sanitary and epidemiological safety measures.

Sobyanin also stated the need to strictly observe the mask regime in transport, shops and other public places.

He expressed hope that Moscow will avoid "a return to strict restrictions".

On September 24, more than a thousand new cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Moscow for the first time since June. During the week, the number of hospitalizations increased by 30%. In addition, Sobyanin saidthat the number of cases of influenza and ARVI has increased threefold since the beginning of September.

Make your own antibiotic or anti-viral medication

If you want to avoid everything the mainstream wants to fob onto you - vaccination etc. - this may be useful.

How to rapidly make herbal medicine and natural antibiotics using an ULTRASONIC CLEANER 

Image: Health Ranger releases new video: How to rapidly make herbal medicine and natural antibiotics using an ULTRASONIC CLEANER

(Natural News) As part of the PrepWithMike series of urgent how-to videos, I’ve posted a new video that shows you how to make herbal medicine by extracting it with a common solvent (water) that’s accelerated with the use of an ultrasonic cleaner. You can find the video link right now at

This technique — which is based on a similar technique we use in the laboratory to prepare food samples for pesticide testing — allows you to quickly extract potent medicinal chemicals from almost any herb. This means you can make your own natural antibiotics and antiviral substances, and you don’t have to wait weeks or months for a typical alcohol extract to run its course.

As we’ve long known from our food science activities in the lab, water is a much better solvent than alcohol for most foods and herbs, as water actually pulls out more phytochemicals than does common alcohol. (This seems counterintuitive, but it’s true.)

You can use almost any ultrasonic cleaner to accomplish this, although we recommend cleaners that are made out of stainless steel. If your budget allows, purchase a unit with a “sweep” wavelength capability, which causes the ultrasonic cleaner to sweep the wavelengths from low to high, improving the efficiency of your extraction.

Once you’re done with the water-based extraction, you can then “preserve” your final solution by adding 10% alcohol by volume. For example, if you make a 1-Liter volume of herb extract, add 100 mL of alcohol (or 1/10th of a liter). This will add to the shelf life of your herbal extraction solution. See for more stories about natural antibiotics for emergency, off-grid use.

In this video, I’m using rosemary in order to extract Rosmarinic Acid, a potent molecule that has unique properties for making the “experimental” cancer solution that I’ll be releasing in an upcoming video. (Involving nanoparticle creating using “green chemistry” methods.)

Watch the full video at, and enjoy all the other videos there which teach you how to prepare your firearms for self-defense and survival, among other vital skills.

Israeli hospitals are going underground

 Is Israel is moving all their COVID hospitals UNDERGROUND?

White supremist, Richard Spencer throws his weight behind JOE BIDEN

For four years we have been hearing from CNN and others that  because white supremist, Richard Spencer supported Donald Trump that was proof that Trump is a dangerous nazi (or whatever other epithet you care to throw).

See this, from CNN

And Wikpedia

I can't speak for Donald Trump. Perhaps he is what they say he is but I suspect the situation is a little more complicated.

However, I have to ask, what are the Democrats going to do with this?  Richard Spencer has thrown his weight behind nobody else but Joe Biden

White Supremacist Who Organized Charlottesville Race Riots Endorses Joe Biden

Trump is labeled an avid racist by political opponents and media, but Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are endorsed by one of the most notorious racists in America.

the Federalist,

24 August, 2020

Richard Spencer, neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and organizer of the infamous 2017 Charlottesville riots, announced yesterday on Twitter that he will be voting for Joe Biden in the upcoming 2020 election.

A Twitter user asked Spencer if he will be voting for Biden or sitting out the election, given his belief that “Biden/Kamala will be tougher on crime/BLM than Trump.” Spencer responded, “I plan to vote for Biden and a straight democratic ticket. It’s not based on ‘accelerationism’ or anything like that; the liberals are clearly more competent people.”

Although Spencer claims that his endorsement is about competence and not ideology, his comments from the 2017 Charlottesville riots say otherwise. During his keynote speech in Charlottesville, Spencer explained how abortion advances white nationalist goals, stating, “The people who are having abortions are generally very often black or Hispanic or from very poor circumstances.”

It’s true that the vast majority of Planned Parenthood clinics, the leading abortion provider in the U.S., are in minority neighborhoods. According to the CDC’s Abortion Surveillance report, black women make up 34 percent of all abortions in the United States, though they are only 13.4 percent of the U.S. population. The Charlotte Lozier Institute in New York City reported that black women in New York City have more abortions than live births. This is not too surprising considering the Planned Parenthood’s original goal of targeting the offspring of the poor, of minorities, and babies who are physically or mentally challenged.

The Biden/ Harris ticket has been named by the Susan B. Anthony List the “most pro-abortion ticket” in U.S. history. Sen. Kamala Harris is a pro-abortion extremist who supports late-term abortion. Alternatively, Trump has maintained firmly pro-life policies during his presidency and is actually the first sitting president in U.S. history to speak at the annual “March for Life” in Washington, D.C.

Since he kicked off his presidential campaign, Biden has made various racist comments. His own running mate even accused Biden of supporting racist policies when she viciously attacked him on the debate stage in prime time.

When pressed by Errol Barnett of CBS News on whether he’d taken a cognitive test, Biden fired back saying that the question was akin to asking the black reporter if he would take a drug test to see if  “you’re taking cocaine or not” and if he was a “junkie.”

In an interview with National Public Radio’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Biden claimed that Latinos were more intellectually diverse than black people. “Unlike the African American community with notable exceptions,” said Biden. “the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” he told the Latina reporter.

Last year, Joe Biden told the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines, Iowa, that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

In an interview with The Breakfast Club Biden said “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re voting for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

Despite Biden’s comments, it is President Donald Trump who has been dubbed a racist by his opponents and their allies in the corporate media. In 2017, the left falsely charged Trump with giving moral equivalence to the two sides of the Charlottesville riots and calling white supremacist protesters “very fine people.”

The context from the interview where the quote is derived from proves this is a lie. Instead, Trump was pointing out that not everyone protesting was a racist and there were good people on both sides.

The reporter said, “The neo-Nazis started this. They showed up in Charlottesville to protest –.” Trump interjected to point out that some protesters came with good intentions to defend statues and monuments. “Excuse me, excuse me,” said the president, “They didn’t put themselves — and you had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group. Excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”

Biden wasted no time after he announced his candidacy for president, jumping on the false reporting conjured by the media. He accused Trump of giving “oxygen” to racists and having “yet once to condemn white supremacy.”

In truth, the day that a woman was killed and many others injured after a man plowed his car into a group of counter protesters,  Trump said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides.”

Trump also stated he had spoken to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and “we agreed that the hate and the division must stop and must stop right now. We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection — really — and I say this so strongly — true affection for each other.”

Additionally, Trump issued a statement from the White House, and referred to “KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

While Trump has been labeled an avid racist by his political opponents and members of the media, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are being endorsed by one of the most notorious racists in America. If the corporate media didn’t memory-hole Biden’s history of racist comments and the links between abortion and white nationalist goals, it might not come as such a shock.

Evita Duffy is an intern at The Federalist and a junior at the University of Chicago, where she studies American History. She loves the Midwest, lumberjack sports, writing, & her family. Follow her on Twitter at @evitaduffy_1 or contact her at


Trump is to designate Antifa and KKK as terrorist organisations

I have known about the Ku Klux Klan since I studied the Reconstruction era in the United States, so I know a little of their history and how their origin lies with the Democrat Party in the confederate South.

I have been perplexed by claims that they are a major danger still. I have not seen any footage or reports of the KKK burning cities or lynching blacks. I suspect that whatever remains of the KKK are elderly and probably can scarcely march.

From this brief audio you can ascertain that the Tru News people share my perplexity.

But, I suppose the answer from Democrats that gave the USA both the KKK and Antifa will be that they are "white supremists" (sic)

President Trump’s plan for Black America designates the KKK and Antifa as terrorist organizations and calls for making lynching a national hate crime, while pledging to increase access to capital in Black communities by nearly $500 billion, Fox News has learned.

The president on Friday is expected to roll out details of what the campaign is calling the “Platinum Plan,” which details “opportunity,” “security,” “prosperity,” and “fairness” for the Black Community.

“For decades, Democrat politicians like Joe Biden have taken Black voters for granted. They made you big promises before every election—and then the moment they got to Washington, they abandoned you and sold you out,” the president is expected to say Friday, according to remarks exclusively obtained by Fox News. “The Democrats will always take Black voters for granted until large numbers of Black Americans vote Republican.”

On postal ballots in America

What has made me change my mind about a lot of things since 2016 has been evidence.  One side (that I think is highly problematical) provides EVIDENCE while the other side simply makes ASSERTIONS and tries to bully until you fall into submission.

The other thing is that when a nation, a planet is in collapse you cannot talk about human progress. To do so is to perpetuate a lie.


Photos: Man in California 

Allegedly Found Thousands 

Of Unopened Ballots In 

Garbage Dumpster —Workers 

Quickly Try to Cover Them Up

Red State Nation,

25 September, 2020

A federal investigation into irregularities with mail-in ballots at the Luzerne County Bureau of Elections has turned up nine discarded ballots that were cast for President Donald Trump, U.S. Attorney David J. Freed said Thursday.

In a prepared statement issued by his office, Freed said FBI agents and Pennsylvania State Police who began investigating “potential issues” with a number of ballots earlier this week determined military ballots had been discarded.

“Investigators have recovered nine ballots at this time,” Freed said. “Some of those ballots can be attributed to specific voters and some cannot. All nine ballots were cast for presidential candidate Donald Trump.”

The statement said the investigation is ongoing and that the Luzerne County Bureau of Elections has been cooperative.

The mainstream media either failed to report about this incident or downplayed the situations as un-important.

But one man in California who contacted the TGP yesterday said that his dad found THOUSANDS of unopened ballots at the garbage dump in Petaluma, California, north of San Francisco. And send a few photos of the ballots and the worker who was allegedly trying to cover up everything.
Photos below:

The man also wrote:
My dad was throwing away some trash and saw them so he took some pictures. He told a lady who worked at the dump about it and she claimed that the county dumped them there. After my dad drove back around and saw the workers in the bin covering the ballots up with cardboard.

He also sends the exact location of the dumpster:

If you blow up the photo, one will notice that these ballots have been signed and have return address filled in but none appear to have been opened.
In any case this situation is investigated and will be back with more updates.

Friday, 25 September 2020

Is this the truth behind the shooting of Breonna Taylor?

This report goes against the standard media narrative. I don't know what is true but I have my suspicions.

The Media Lied About Every 

Aspect of the Breonna Taylor 

Shooting and Should Be Held 


DJHJ Media,

24 September, 2020

The mainstream media, especially the Fake News wing, are responsible for so much mayhem, so much chaos going on in our country right now.  Instead of just reporting the news, they fabricate most of it, and they do it to fit into whatever their current narrative is.  One thing’s for sure.  The last fours years we have seen the media grow in the ability to convert any story into an anti Donald Trump narrative.

The media has the audacity to create FactCheck departments where they gaslight readers and viewers by telling them that what they saw and heard are not factual, and the only thing factual is what they spit out of the other end of their bullschtein funnel.  These are the same outlets that lie to the American people multiple times each and every day of the year.  It’s incredible that anyone gives news networks any credibility to do FactChecks at all.

The media have forsaken their responsibility to inform the public of what’s really going on.  Instead, they have become activists for leftists and Democrats and nothing will stand in their way.  They lie about everything these days, and they do it knowing their lies will bring riots, chaos, and even death.  Take the Breonna Taylor story as an example.

The media reported that Breonna Taylor, who at first glanced seemed like a good person who was trying to get ahead in life by doing all the right things, was shot during the actions of a “no knock” warrant, and that was a lie.  There was a “no knock” warrant, but witnesses have come forward and confirmed that police did knock on the door and they identified themselves.

The media also reported that Taylor was shot while in her bed, and that too was a lie, but the most egregious lie reported by the media is that Taylor was “murdered” by police.  Her boyfriend, who was there at the time of the incident, began shooting at police.  This was after they knocked and announced they were police.  Once the boyfriend began shooting, the police had the right to defend themselves, and unfortunately Breonna Taylor was struck multiple times and killed.

Everything the media and many things the lawyer, Ben Crump, said in regards to the death of Breonna Taylor including the circumstances around her death was based on lies. Kentucky officials allowed a mountain of lies to build up until the evidence was finally presented to a grand jury and the Kentucky Attorney General was forced to admit the truth.

George Floyd - Breonna-Taylor
“Breonna Taylor & George Floyd, R.I.P.” by sniggie is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

According to evidence revealed at a press conference by AG Daniel Cameron, the police executed a search warrant by first knocking on the door.  Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker refused to answer the door after the police loudly identified themselves. Following procedure, the police broke down the door.  Kenneth Walker had a gun and started shooting at the police. He shot first.  That’s important to remember.  The police fired back in self defense,  and that’s how Breonna Taylor was shot and killed.


No police officers were charged with Taylor’s death, because they were responding to being fired upon.   Walker was behind his girlfriend, which in that moment protected him as a shield.   What a guy.  If you want to blame anyone for her death, take a look at Mr. Walker.  He’s the one who began shooting, and he’s the one who placed Breonna in harm’s way.

An officer, Brett Hankison, who didn’t shoot any person, was charged with “wonton endangerment” for haphazardly firing 10 shots that entered the adjacent apartment unit.

The false reporting of Breonna Taylor’s death set off months of protests in Louisville and other cities across the country, many of them violent, and drew national attention.  Celebrities and civil-rights activists demanding justice and urged Kentucky AG Cameron to carry charges against the officers involved.  That’s because they behaved emotionally rather than intellectually.  The media-spun narrative has been that police shoot black people indiscriminately, and now many people believe it.  Leftists don’t normally wait for all the facts to come in.  They get on their high horse from the beginning and start spouting off lies and insinuations that are usually proven false in the end.  But their actions, even if sincere, cause a lot of bad things to happen to good people.

The media has the First Amendment’s “Freedom of the Press” protection to report the truth to the American people. I don’t believe that covers reporting lies just to stir up trouble and sell newspapers and get TV ratings. Real people were harmed, real businesses were destroyed, and all because lies were told, then reinforced day after day after day by mainstream news media hacks. They should be held accountable. Someone who has lost a loved one because of false reporting by the media should be able to hold the media accountable.

Last week, the city of Louisville stated as part of a settlement with Taylor’s family it would pay $12 million to her estate .   They should have waited.  The settlement also required the city to implement policy changes, including a mandate for police commanders to approve all search warrants.  This, even though we now know police did nothing wrong that caused Taylor’s unfortunate death.   Today the shooting was ruled justified as the police were responding to being fired upon by Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker.

No one in Kentucky government pushed back on the falsehoods that were allowed to be spread by mainstream news outlets, so-called civil rights activists, and lawyers who all spouted lies that caused a lot of mayhem.  You can expect them to be the same people who will now declare outrage at the grand jury’s decision to not charge any of the officers with Taylor’s death, and their decision was based on the evidence.

is the Methane Hydrates Tipping Point threatening to get crossed?

Methane Hydrates Tipping Point threatens to get crossed

18 September, 2020

The July 2020 ocean temperature anomaly on the Northern Hemisphere was 1.11°C or 2°F above the 20th century average, the highest July anomaly on record. The yellow circles onthe image below are July data and red circles are data for other months.

The July 2020 ocean temperature anomaly on the Northern Hemisphere was well above the latent heat tipping point of 1°C above the 20th century average, threatening to soon reach the methane hydrates tipping point of 1.35°C above the 20th century average.

These are only two of ten tipping points that are hitting the Arctic, as described in a earlier post, while additionally there are further tipping points that do not specifically hinge on what happens in the Arctic, e.g. the ozone layer is very vulnerable, as described in an earlier post.

The latent heat tipping point

An earlier analysis indicates that the latent heat tipping point gets crossed when ocean temperature anomalies on the Northern Hemisphere get higher than 1°C above the 20th century average. As above image indicates, the tipping point did get crossed temporarily on several occasions in recent years, but this year it looks to have been crossed irreversibly, as indicated by the trend.

Record low volume? ]
As the image on the right indicates, there still is sea ice present at the surface of the Arctic Ocean, so there still is sea ice in terms of volume. However, there now is virtually no ice left underneath the surface of the Arctic Ocean to act as a buffer.

In other words, the sea ice has virtually lost its capacity to act as a buffer to consume further heat entering the Arctic Ocean.

Once the latent heat tipping point is crossed, further incoming heat will have to get absorbed by the Arctic Ocean, instead of getting consumed by the melting of sea ice, as was previously the case.

As long as there is sea ice in the water, this sea ice will keep absorbing heat as it melts, so the temperature will not rise at the sea surface and remain at zero°C. The amount of energy that is consumed in the process of melting the ice is as much as it takes to heat an equivalent mass of water from zero°C to 80°C.

Ocean Heat

Meanwhile, global heating continues and more than 90% of global heating is going into oceans.

Arctic sea ice is getting very thin and, at this time of year, it is melting rapidly, due to heat entering the Arctic Ocean from above, from the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, and from rivers that end in the Arctic Ocean.

The two images below shows the difference in sea surface temperatures of the Arctic Ocean, between August 4, 2020, 12 GMT and a forecast for August 22, 2020, 12 GMT. The important difference between the two images is the shrinking of the pale blue area in the Arctic Ocean, where the sea surface temperature is below 0°C, and the increase in areas with other tints of blue where the sea surface temperature is above 0°C.

The image below, from a recent post, shows ocean surface temperatures on August 10, 2020, with very high anomalies showing up where the sea ice has disappeared. The image also shows that the Arctic Ocean in many places is very shallow (right panel).

[ from earlier post ]

The dramatic decline of the sea ice becomes more clear when looking at Arctic sea ice volume. The image below, by Nico Sun, shows volume up to August 31, 2020. 

The dramatic decline of the sea ice is even more evident when looking at Arctic sea ice thickness. The image below, by Nico Sun, shows thickness up to August 31, 2020.

Below is a Universit├Ąt Bremen image showing Arctic sea ice thickness on August 29, 2020.

The animation below was run on September 15, 2020, and shows Arctic sea ice thickness over 30 days (last 8 frames are forecasts for September 16 - September 23, 2020).

The image below shows a forecast for September 15, run September 14, 2020. 

The image below shows that, on August 30, 2020, the mean air temperature in the Arctic (80°N to 90°N) was still above the freshwater freezing point (0°C or 32°F or 273.15°K), well above the mean temperature for 1958-2002 and also above the year 2012 which had exceptionally high temperatures in September.

As long as the air temperature remains above the freshwater freezing point, the sea ice will keep melting from above, on top of the melting that occurs from below as a result of ocean heat entering the Arctic Ocean from the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

Above image shows sea ice in 2020 (red line) still shrinking in extent. Arctic sea ice on September 13, 2020, was 3.55 million km², i.e. well below extent for that date in any other year except for 2012, when extent was as low as 3.18 million km² (on September 15 and 16, 2012). 

According to NSIDC, sea ice extent on September 15, 2020, was 3.737 million km², while extent on September 17, 2012, was 3.387 million km².

The image below, updated by the University of Bremen September 10, 2020, shows Arctic sea ice extent perilously close to 2012 extent. Note that the University of Bremen has meanwhile "reprocessed the data".

On the Northern Hemisphere, ocean temperatures are very high at the moment. The image below illustrates that, showing sea surface temperatures as high as 33.8°C on August 26, 2020. For some time to come, water flowing into the Arctic Ocean from the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean will therefore remain higher than it used to be.

River water flowing into the Arctic Ocean also contributes to rising temperatures of the water of the Arctic Ocean.

Furthermore, there are numerous feedbacks, e.g. when black carbon from forest fires settles on sea ice, this causes albedo changes in a self-reinforcing feedback loop, i.e. as less sunlicht gets reflected back up into the sky, more sunlight will be absorbed by the sea ice, speeding up its decline.

As confirmed by a recent study, dramatic abrupt climate change is taking place in the Arctic, and another dangerous feedback of the rising heat is stronger storms, as also discussed in an earlier post.

Stronger storms can bring more moisture into the Arctic. Above image shows a forecast for August 29, 2020, 1200Z, with two cyclones hitting the Arctic Ocean and with 100% relative humidity at the North Pole, at 1000 hPa.

Above image shows a cyclone, forecast for August 25, 2020, with wind north of Greenland as fast as 67 km/h or 41 mph.

Above image shows that rain is forecast to fall over the North Pole on August 26, 202, 12Z.

The image on the right is a forecast for August 26, 2020, 21Z. The image shows strong wind over the North Atlantic, while another cyclone is showing up north of Greenland.

Sea ice is very thin at the moment, so it is vulnerable to get broken up into small small pieces, thus speeding up its melting, as warm water can more easily reach the broken-up pieces from all sides.

Such storms can batter the sea ice, and they can come with rain, further devastating the sea ice by speeding up melting and creating melt-pools on top of the ice with a low albedo.

The image on the right shows a forecast for August 29, 2020. Rain is showing up north of Greenland, as another cyclone is forecast to hit the area. The cyclone is forecast to have strong winds spinning counter-clockwise, thus threatening to speed up the drift of the sea ice north of Greenland toward Fram Strait.

A sequence of cyclones could in a short time push much of the thickest of the remaining sea ice out of the Arctic Ocean through Fram Strait.

The methane hydrates tipping point

As discussed in earlier posts such as this one, the rising temperature of the Arctic Ocean threatens to destabilize methane hydrates contained in sediments at the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean.

As the top image shows, the methane hydrates tipping point could be crossed soon, as the Arctic Ocean is heating up dramatically, which is in part the result of the latent heat tipping point getting crossed, which makes that the temperature of the Arctic Ocean can rise very rapidly.

The methane hydrates tipping point threatens to get crossed as ocean temperature anomalies on the Northern Hemisphere become higher than 1.35°C above the 20th century average, which threatens to occur early next year.

Because the Arctic Ocean in many places is very shallow, heat can quickly reach sediments at the seafloor, which threatens to destabilize methane hydrates. The water of the Arctic Ocean is particularly shallow over the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS), making that the water there can warm up very quickly during summer heat peaks with heat reaching the seafloor and penetrating cracks in frozen sediments at the seafloor, which can lead to abrupt destabilization of methane hydrates contained in these sediments.

As discussed in an earlier post, the loss of subsurface sea ice is only one of ten tipping points hitting the Arctic. As the temperature of the oceans keeps rising, more heat will reach sediments at the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean that contain vast amounts of methane, as discussed in this page and this post.

Large abrupt methane releases in one spot will quickly deplete the oxygen in shallow waters, making it harder for microbes to break down the methane there, while methane that is rising through waters that are only shallow will also be able to enter the atmosphere very quickly, leaving little time for microbes to break down the methane.

As illustrated by the 2012 image on the right, a large abrupt release of methane from hydrates in the Arctic can have more warming impact than all carbon dioxide emitted by burning of fossil fuel in a year. This is due to the high global warming potential (GWP) of methane following its release.

As this heating is concentrated in the Arctic, it will contribute to further methane releases from hydrates in the Arctic, in another self-reinforcing feedback loop.

The situation is extremely dangerous, given the vast amounts of methane present in sediments in the ESAS and given that there is very little hydroxyl in the air over the Arctic to break down the methane.

[ from earlier post ]

Ominously, the MetOp-1 satellite recorded a peak methane level of 2945 parts per billion (ppb), at 586 mb on the afternoon of August 18, 2020.

Two days later, the MetOp-1 satellite recorded a peak methane level of 2778 ppb, at 469 mb on the afternoon of August 20, 2020, while mean methane levels reached 1907 ppb.

That afternoon, on August 20, 2020, the MetOp-1 satellite recorded an even higher methane level, of 1923 ppb, at 293 mb, i.e. higher up in the atmosphere.

The danger is further illustrated by the image below, posted in February 2019 and showing a potential rise of 18°C or 32.4°F from 1750 by the year 2026. 

Indeed, a rise of 18°C could eventuate by 2026, as illustrated by the image below and as discussed in an earlier post.

The situation is dire and calls for immediate, comprehensive and effective action, as described in the Climate Plan.


• NOAA Global Climate Report - July 2020

• Danish Meteorological Institute - 5 Day Ocean Forecast - Universal (Greenwich) Time

• Danish Meteorological Institute - sea ice thickness and volume

• Danish Meteorological Institute - Arctic temperature

• Danish Meteorological Institute - Arctic sea ice extent

• NOAA ocean heat content

• MetOp satellite - methane

• Arctic sea ice - thickness -

• Arctic sea ice - thickness - Universit├Ąt Bremen

• Climate reanalyzer - precipitation, wind and pressure forecasts

• New release: Arctic warming satisfies criteria for abrupt climate change

• Past perspectives on the present era of abrupt Arctic climate change - by Eystein Jansen et al.

• Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service

• Arctic sea ice extent - NSIDC

• Arctic sea ice extent - Vishop, Arctic Data archive System, National Institute of Polar Research, Japan

• Arctic sea ice extent - University of Bremen

• North Hole 2020?

• Arctic Hit By Ten Tipping Points

• Why stronger winds over the North Atlantic are so dangerous

• Very High Greenhouse Gas Levels

• Critical Tipping Point Crossed In July 2019

• Fast Path to Extinction

• Crossing the Paris Agreement thresholds

• 2°C crossed

• Why America should lead on climate

• Methane's Role in Arctic Warming

• The Threat

• When will we die?

• A rise of 18°C or 32.4°F by 2026?

• Most Important Message Ever

• Climate Plan