Report: Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon missing, presumed dead — Gov’t issues emergency order along US West Coast — Japan suffering historic collapse, fish starving to death — All forms of ocean life dying in stunning numbers across Pacific

Published: March 19th, 2017 at 3:40 pm ET
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South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), Mar 16, 2017 (emphasis added): The low salmon run size for the Yuba River appears to be part of another regional salmon collapse. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife point to preliminary data from the Sacramento River that indicates salmon runs have also dropped to record low levels. According to Dan Bacher’s reporting, last year’s salmon run on the Klamath River was a 38-year low… Gary Reedy, SYRCL’s consulting salmon expert reports that “A new crash for the Central Valley Chinook salmon is not unexpected.”…

The Oregonian, Mar 15, 2017: Worst Klamath chinook run on record forecast — The worst run forecast on record for the Klamath River’s chinook salmon could close all salmon fishing along most of the Oregon Coast this summer…

Mendocino Beacon, Mar 16, 2017: Returns of spawning Klamath River fall Chinook are projected to be the lowest on record in 2017… “The salmon runs this year will present a challenge for ocean fishermen and managers throughout the West Coast,” said Executive Director Chuck Tracy… “the low forecast for Klamath River fall Chinook is unprecedented”… “This year will be an exceptionally difficult year for ocean salmon fisheries, especially in Oregon and California”… said Council Chair Herb Pollard.

Juneau Empire, Mar 6, 2017: Spring king fishing canceled by emergency order… the Juneau area will be closed for king salmon fishing… biologists expect a second-straight year of record-low king salmon returns on the Taku River. “We’ve been in a period of low productivity, not just on the Taku, but on several rivers up and down the coast,” Juneau Area Management Biologist Daniel Teske said… Nobody knows exactly why Southeast king salmon are struggling, but biologists do know where the fish are being affected: in the oceanThe increased die-off must be happening in a marine environment, Teske said, otherwise numbers on the four rivers wouldn’t fall at the same time

Undercurrent News, Feb 1 , 2017: Japanese salmon fisheries in historic collapse — Landings in Hokkaido, Japan are the lowest in nearly three decades, reports the blog RussGeorge.net. The volume of salmon caught at main fishing ports, including Hokkaido, plunged 30-40% in 2016 from the previous year. The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years. The collapse has been confidently attributed to the starvation of four-year-old Chum salmon…

Russ George, Jan 31, 2017: Japanese Salmon Fisheries in Historic Collapse… News from Japan is terrible for NW Pacific fish… Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check and indeed is worsening every year… Given the shortfall of fish and the scrawny condition of the fish that were caught all evidence points to a cataclysmic collapse of ocean pasture primary productivity and fish starving at seaAcross the Pacific ocean salmon pastures have failed

Minato-Tsukiji, Nov 17, 2016: Japan chum salmon landings the worst in 24 years — This year’s chum catch in Japan is very poor, with declines in landings not only in the Hokkaido region but also in Honshu… Also, chum sizes are also getting smaller…

Russ George, Feb 3, 2017: Hundreds of Millions of Pacific Salmon Missing and Presumed DeadAcross 10,000 miles of North Pacific ocean pasture declarations from Japan and the USA are reporting a cataclysmic collapse of Pacific Salmon. The fish are tragically starving at sea as the plankton pastures have turned into clear blue lifeless deserts… Collapse of North Pacific ocean fish pastures has resulted in near total collapse of Pacific Salmon… It’s not just Pacific salmon that are dying in the North Pacific all forms of ocean life are being reported dead and dying [in] stunning numbers

Hokkaido Shimbun, Jan 31, 2017: Salmon landings in Hokkaido in 2016 are the lowest in three decades — The number of salmon caught in Hokkaido in 2016 plunged 29.4% from the previous year… The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years… Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check

Minato-Tsukiji, Mar 3, 2017: The harvest in Hokkaido was the worst in 24 years… Beginning with the Sanriku area, landings all over Honshu were below those of the previous year… The number of returning four-year-olds, which are regarded as the main shoal, was a record low

See also: Massive die-offs reported in Pacific Ocean — Officials: “No fish out there, anywhere, over a very large area”… “What’s happening? Where’s their food?” — “Alarming… Frightening… Like nothing we’ve ever observed before” (VIDEO)

Published: March 19th, 2017 at 3:40 pm ET
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150 comments to Report: Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon missing, presumed dead — Gov’t issues emergency order along US West Coast — Japan suffering historic collapse, fish starving to death — All forms of ocean life dying in stunning numbers across Pacific

  • Winterborn

    'Both Pink and Chum salmon have one thing in common their principle food is plankton.' Life doesn't just stop, it keeps trying to live against all odds. Unfortunately the odds keep going up.

    • The information in this question posted on Armstrong Economics, points to widespread censorship of scientific research, on the effects of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe on the Pacific Ocean.

      Quote:

      "I have just returned from visiting my friend, who is a senior cetacean biologist at one of the large west coast universities. While there, he described an amazing situation to me that has alarmed me greatly. He said that research at his university has conclusively identified the complete or almost complete collapse of several dozen food chains within the Pacific Ocean, all within the last 36 months or so.

      Further, in “unauthorized” exchanges with the relevant departments in other coast universities, he learned that the numbers involved may well be more like hundreds of chain collapses in the same timeframe as opposed to dozens. Finally, in talking with authoritative figures in Vancouver, they apparently believe that the figure is likely closer to 1000."

      "As bad as all of this sounds, here is the real rub. Regarding these findings about food chain collapses, mutations, and injuries, my friend’s university has instituted a policy that forbids them from publishing their findings, from discussing their findings (on this subject) publicly or in private with other researchers outside their own campus, or finally from taking “unauthorized” radiation readings as part of their research. The penalties for violating these new rules are severe: loss of tenure, civil…

      • The penalties for violating these new rules are severe: loss of tenure, civil lawsuits for violation of contract, and potentially employment termination."

        • Bullshit response from "Martin" at the end of the Armstrong Economics article cited above: "There are some who believe the mutations and dead was set in motion by the nuclear disaster in Japan. The data I have run demonstrates that we are headed toward another spike in the extinction cycle. This is entirely normal cyclical activity. We have entered 26 million years from the last historic low. This is when we should see a large spike."

          "Obviously, man may be aggravating the cycle increasing the amplitude, but there is no evidence that this cycle is set in motion by humankind. This appears to be a natural cycle at this point."

          Martin can take his modeling and shove it where the sun doesn't shine. Perhaps he should take some rad readings before blaming it all on a "natural" 26 million year cycle.

          • earthsmith earthsmith

            Anything to get a buck…26 million is a pretty sweet number. Can't prove can't not prove it. Hey US sailors go ahead prove it. Hey all oceanic species go ahead prove it. I hear human lives are a hot commodity.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Kelly, Go get em!

          • Yes, it was a very poor answer!

            Caught this interesting sound byte in a long youtube video I recently listened to.

            The person being interviewed said they had been involve in west coast salmon fish research in the 1980's. It appears when they were working in this field in the 1980's they where finding on average 8 salmon eggs in every 100 had genetic damage.

            In a recent conversation they had with a local west coast biologist, this number was now up to 60% salmon eggs genetically damaged in every hundred.

            • If this is true, then this information points to a new very toxic contaminant is creating lots of genetic damage in fish eggs.

              Now what could that be?

              This huge crash in fish stocks happened after Fukushima!

              If you consider that this toxic contamination is probably affecting other embryonic sea life, then the whole Northern Pacific Ocean food chain would be collapsing.

              With 60% genetic damage to salmon eggs, and a food supply crashing you would see a drastic drop in fish stocks, plus a lot of those fish which did survive would probably be starving, sick and very weak!

          • unincredulous unincredulous

            A bullet from a .38 special handgun had no effect on the victim as we are in an extinction cycle; the man was going to die anyway. Charges dismissed.

  • Sol Man

    nothing to say
    nothing to do
    nothing to eat

  • curly

    "all forms of ocean life are being reported dead or dying in stunning numbers"

  • Jebus Jebus

    The upside of a very low count on returns is that it is expected to double this year… 😐

    Alaska salmon harvest expected to double this year

    Hit for Alaska hatcheries

    Last year's salmon slump also hit state hatcheries hard.

    Typically, more than a third of Alaska's total salmon harvest and value include fish that start out as eggs from wild stocks reared in hatcheries — mostly pinks and chums — and are released as fingerlings.

    The annual Alaska Fisheries Enhancement Report shows that last year only about 27 million adult salmon returned to Alaska's 28 hatcheries, located throughout Prince William Sound, the Southeast Panhandle and Kodiak. That was less than half of the forecast and the lowest since 1992.

    That shortfall yielded a dismal hatchery catch of just 24 million salmon, 22 percent of the statewide salmon harvest, the lowest in 24 years. That pushed down the dockside value of the hatchery haul to $85 million, the lowest since 2005.

    The poor returns of pink salmon caused the hatchery crash, which accounted for just 15 percent of the total Alaska hatchery take.

    https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2017/03/17/alaska-salmon-harvest-expected-to-double-this-year/

    • DUDe DUDe

      "..The upside of a very low count on returns is that it is expected to double this year… 😐 .."

      If we turn Paradise in to Hell , do we get double paradise ?

      Calvinisme on steroids..

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Will they wait until there is virtually NO returning fish stocks before shaking off the befuddlement and admitting radiation effects are being seen in the fisheries collapses, "stunning dieoff?"

      Perhaps this will happen when salmon returning to spawn reach lows even the First Nations, Native Americans do not even recall from their recounting of tribal histories?

      But they likely won't be listened to, anyway. So the sci-heads will probably come up with more confabulated numbers until there are no salmon left at all.

  • Down The River Down The River

    Get in line – we’re next.

    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      Nuclear is criminally insane. The risks so clearly outweigh the benefits. We can get electricity from many other sources. We need more nuke weapons like we need more holes in our DNA. The megalomaniacal nukers only care about their precious. Their precious precious plutonium. Without plutonium there can be no miniaturized warheads that fit onto missiles. Without plutonium there can be no existential threat to mankind where the maniac nukers hold supreme power over every human via the threat of nuclear attack. Plutonium is THE key thing these maniacs require in order to perpetuate their grip on power. We must ban reactors forever so we can end this INSANITY KNOWN AS THE ATOMIC ERA!!!

      • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

        Japan is so obviously an undeclared nuclear weapons nation. Rokasho spent fuel "recycling" facility is built to harvest plutonium. That's why reactors were invented – to turn uranium into plutonium. Japan has been (poorly) hiding nuclear weapons production facilities underground just east of Fukushima Daiini, and other areas. Numerous reports confirm this. This is common knowledge to the locals in the area. Tepco and the Japanese govt rushed in many more workers to frantically rescue these underground nuke weapons facilities than they rushed in workers to aid the 3 melting reactors at Fuku Daiichi. Something very important is east of Fuku Daiini. Apparently more important than 3 melting reactors!! Nuke reactors are always about nuke weapons. That's why everyone is so rightly worried about Iran getting "peaceful civilian" nuclear reactors for "energy."

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        "We need more nuke weapons like we need more holes in our DNA." Truismt of the Century.

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    "The fish are tragically starving at sea as the plankton pastures have turned into clear blue lifeless deserts…"

    How's that clean, green nuclear workin' out?

    Nuclear, you said it could never happen- so you didn't know what would happen if it did. It happened. Now, you say it has had and will have zero effect. 1. How do you know? 2. How is that even possible? 3. Does that mean you have no interest in finding out, telling the public the truth, or trying to remediate the effects? Your persistent, evasive lie will be the end of everything. For what? More nukes and money? Is that all?? The Pacific ecosystem is collapsing before our eyes and… you lie- "CO2 is falling from the sky! The sky is falling! More nukes!"

  • Sol Man

    How deep must the rained detritus of once living creatures be toward the ocean floor.

  • Jebus Jebus

    The Salmon are displaying mob mentality and creating harmful rumors…

  • Yes, those salmon are all criminals… LOCK THEM ALL UP!

    Throw away the KEY!

  • Hmmm, wonder where that mega die off could have come from?

    Dr. Holger Strohm – Fukushima Total Radiation Release Up To 12,000 Times Worse Than Chernobyl, It Was Not Just Harmless Hydrogen Explosions Causing This, But Multiple Criticality Explosions, Melt Outs
    http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2013/08/dr-holger-strohm-fukushima-radiation.html

  • And why are people not hearing or seeing anything about the link from Fukushima to this mass die off and also the negative human health consequences?

    Bill Moyers And Bernie Sanders; Why Huge Corporate Owned Media Shouldn’t Get Bigger, Why The Press Is Only Free In The US For Matters That Do Not Involve Threats To Huge Corporate Profits
    http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2016/05/bill-moyers-and-bernie-sanders-why-big.html

  • Trump is pro nuclear, and is bailing out the nuclear mafia once again.. plus starting another nuclear arms race on steroids, because Obama just gave them 1 trillion before he left office.

    This time, the 1 percent cabal who are best buddies with Trump are cracking open the bones of democracy, and sucking out the marrow.

    Trump And Republican Controlled Congress Abolishes Planned Parenthood Inside Trumpcare, Despite Republican Nixon Starting, Funding And Establishing It Many Years Ago; What Are Republican Values? What Are Conservatives Conserving?
    http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2015/09/republican-congress-votes-to-defund.html

    He lies and everyone dies or suffers, just so the uber rich can get ANOTHER tax break.

    Is there anyone here still in love with Trump?

    • Isthmus

      Obama wants war. Trump wants first strike capability, only one way to vote on that one. Trump may not have been briefed on the cover up I think .

    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      Killary literally owns nuclear stocks. Killary Clinton went to Japan after Fuku went BOOM x4. She is a nuclear whore who takes their money and does their bidding. Trump is clearly a misinformed nationalist but a least he is not personally profiting from nuclear like Hitlery. We are lucky she lost.

      Look up Margaret Sanger, the Planned Parenthood founder and read her own quotes about eugenics and killing off of black people via abortion. PP was started to mass murder black babies and poor people. Planned Parenthood is evil. It's mass infanticide and calling it anything else is delusional half truth. When one human's right to choose convenience trumps another human's right to live then we have lost our human rights. When the defenseless are killed by the empowered, for any reason, we have failed to uphold the most basic human right of all. My college friend told me he was adopted after nearly being aborted by his birth mother who was a pregnant teen. That changed how I looked at the debate over whether one person's convenience to choose not to carry a baby to term supercedes the unborn person's right not to be murdered. What right is more important to you??

      • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

        Where ar all of Killary's missing emails from her hastily planned post Fuku trip to Japan in 2011?? Hiding much Hitlery?? So much dirt still to be exposed. The radioactive skeletons are falling en masse from Hillary Westinghouse-Toshiba Clinton's extensive closet/graveyard. She is a nuker tool. Thank GOD We the People don't have her corrupt lying Thieving treasonous decaying body sitting in the Oval Office right now. Trump is imperfect but he is much better than she is. Hence why he won

      • President Trump, Republican Party, Extreme Right Wing Shock Jocks Like Rush Limbaugh; Abolish Planned Parenthood, Ok Sexist Attacks On 'Over Educated' Women, Banning Access To Birth Control, Abortion, Women's Rights, Equal Pay
        http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2012/03/tell-rush-limbaughs-advertisers-stop.html

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Blame deep religious values for this stuff.
          Blame stupidity for failing to understand that the ability to plan one's family.. is one of the world's greatest medical inventions of all time.
          If more was spent on birth control and less on war it would be a better place.
          Can't expect to much from the 'lounge lizards'.. what they know of life ..is the pattern on the floor..an outside excursion is .. smoking in the hall way.
          What they know of women is minimal..evident by placing their own mother's below them.
          Sexism.. from a bunch of old jerks..
          Nothing new.

      • DUDe DUDe

        "..My college friend told me he was adopted after nearly being aborted by his birth mother who was a pregnant teen. That changed how I looked at the debate over whether one person's convenience to choose not to carry a baby to term supercedes the unborn person's right not to be murdered.."

        Here is another story..my parents could not handle/like kids and it darn sure showed..they had 7 to torture because the church was against anti-conception..

        "..the unborn person's right not to be murdered.."

        Yeah its better to let everybody breed like rabbits but to make sure there is not enough jobs or natural resources or equality to have them all live decent and keep the parasites responsible for that untouchable..
        How about the right NOT to be culled en mass by the consequences of overpopulation of a totally screwed in the head dumbed down disconnected species..how about the right of the planet to exist in a sustainable for all balance..how about we agree on the shared responsibility to at least replace natural selection that we short term neutralized like all natural mechanismes with something more human..and no i dont mean the fascist sink/swim rat-race forced upon the 99% to keep them powerless while feeding the parasitic 1% but painless contraception..

        And pregnant teens should be sterilized and forbidden to reverse it until their 30+ or something and have their psyche checked for the presence of responsibility before that..imo

      • DUDe DUDe

        "..Trump is imperfect.."

        Yeah well , thats a half-truth also..he is a monster on many levels too..a culler..

        I just got an email from someone who hassent got a break in a very loooong time..living/"surviving" in the nightmare of been spit out by the system and general humanity's carelessness..scratching rockbottom from hour to hour..
        He just found out Trump gutted his Health insurance..

        Here's to J.Brave..a good man..

        Eric Burdon and Animals – Many Rivers to Cross

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUc7WHHbyeM

  • Jebus Jebus

    In an hour over 5000 views of this page.

    I wonder people must be thinking about it…

  • DUDe DUDe

    Strange that these die-offs happen on our watch..since we are such a smart and caring apex species..and have the (very young) history to prove it..

    The Soviet Union Killed Tens of Thousands of Whales for Virtually No Reason

    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2230387-the-soviet-union-killed-tens-of-thousands-of-whales-for-virtually-no-reason/?iid=ob_article_footer_expansion

  • Silverlok Silverlok

    "…Russ George, … as the plankton pastures have turned into clear blue lifeless deserts…"

    If phytoplankton are responding in a similar fashion to 'regular' plankton ,then the production of 'free' oxygen on earth is in trouble. ( http://earthsky.org/earth/how-much-do-oceans-add-to-worlds-oxygen )

    Remember we not only need oxygen to breath, but also to replenish the ozone layer, and the uranium buckyballs released are a bit like Styrofoam; they stay near the surface.

    Also , if the fuku, constantly for six years, releases are the cause of normal plankton complete collapse, then the accumulated concentrations of radionuclides almost certainly is at levels high enough ( on the eco-system scale) to begin to manifest evidence of the extremely rapid mutation of pathogens into more (AND more) lethal versions.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      if plankton is being killed in vast quantity, it will have an effect on climate;

      plankton reduces the amount of solar energy absorbed by roughly 4 watts per square meter over the course of a year because of cloud seeding. Thats

      620,000,000,000,000 watts over the Pacific ocean

      anual energy consumption of man 12,300,000,000,000 watts

      Based on those ballpark numbers, plankton has 50 times the effectiveness at altering global temperature as mans use of coal, nuclear and all heating devices.

      • DUDe DUDe

        Code do you mean plankton reflect sunlight ? Sry i cant remember that..

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          DUDe…when you stand by the ocean and breath in the invigorating air which sings the music of sunlit sea spray, you feel something deep in your being that surfers know and scientists barely construct in their linear process walled brain. You feel that life is humming, you feel almost cradled by it. But why exactly? In far away super novas our atoms were forged. In our own solar system crib, the universal forces and constituents (not that many of them! the strong and weak nuclear forces, gravity and electromagnetism, the periodic table, and a few forces yet to be fully discovered), powered by the sun gave birth to a living planet. It is well to note that time length is relative…that infinity is part of this thing, from our perspective, a linearity of short seconds but long months of labor, but from a bigger perspective, a simultaneity, a singularity. Timeless is real!

          With your universal eye, speed up the evolution of life on earth to an instant, and see the suns rays dance and commingle in a song of life…tiny miracles of living chemistry sprouting tails and EYES; in a real sense, the billions of eyes on earth are the suns eyes, the eyes of the super novas which were their mothers an instant ago.

          Its true; the universal formative forces create eyes and lips from which come little songs and tears until a moment later the living things are scrubbed out and recycled in the terrifying machinery of life.

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            continued…and the very same forces that made our ape-man eyes and mouths and limbs also made the boundless other life forms on earth…the skin or shell a needed barrier for survival but without which, one could see the seamless intertwining of all forms. We ARE bacterial…we are airy, oceanic, fishy, earthy. And finally Im getting back to the point;

            The living sea spray which inspires poems is indeed living and part of the billowing blowing earth. The sun extends its power to animate the tiny living plankton and the waves lift up the intricate 'nectar' of living chemistry to the sky, and this is a scaffold for clouds. We love clouds not only because they are beautiful white ships sailing in the air above, but because they are part of the living system. Our eyes see the clouds like they see our feet below…somehow 'up there' or 'down there', yet a part of us, a part of the whole of the living planet. They bring the life giving waters gently to thirsty plants inland, shield the planet from the sun, blow the waters into sea spray

            ape man has never created a mustard seed, a grape, a green leaf or any other living thing. Our proud chemists only deal in dead chemistry. Sure, they are making some slime or mimicking mother nature, and given enough time, might make a living thing…but make no mistake; the glory of life is in the arms of sun and stars, and the universal formative forces. Those forces gave birth to eyes…still a little blind, clouded by egomania, a…

      • Silverlok Silverlok

        "…plankton reduces the amount of solar energy absorbed by roughly 4 watts per square meter over the course of a year because of cloud seeding…"

        I was going to ask about the leapt between liquid water and vapor ( gas)water in that statement , because there some things in the chain there that might not be ironed out yet ( as in the actual real world effect of injecting loud and persistent non-harmonic notes into a harmonic system)in the energy to sea to cloud chain, though this

        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4827662/

        explain where the wheels might be touching the road; " Key to these studies is the oceanic water enclosure developed at Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego5 (Figure ​(Figure1),1), which provides close to natural conditions while allowing control over environmental factors. This mesocosm (middle scale) experimental tool attempts to link the micro (molecular) and macro (ocean and atmosphere system) scales and consequently provides a connection between laboratory experiments, field, and model studies of SSA aimed at exploring their natural and anthropogenic effects on climate."

        simplification: for every 1 degree Celsius change in air temperature it ( air/ the atmosphere) can hold 7 times more water ( and conversely lose seven times as much with a single 1 degree celsius loss )so…

        • Silverlok Silverlok

          IF, any percentage of plankton is effected negatively the "atmospheric river effect" is going to be enhanced in a a direct proportion.

          wow, hadn't thought of that.

        • DUDe DUDe

          "..simplification: for every 1 degree Celsius change in air temperature it ( air/ the atmosphere) can hold 7 times more water ( and conversely lose seven times as much with a single 1 degree celsius loss )so…"

          Thats a lot of..runaway chain-effect..thx Silverlock

          • AirSepTech AirSepTech

            "A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, and globally water vapour increases by 7% for every degree centigrade of warming."

            https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/dec/15/climate-change-rainfall

            7% is quite different than 7x

            • DUDe DUDe

              A difference not to sneeze at.. 🙂

            • Silverlok Silverlok

              "A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, and globally water vapour increases by 7% for every degree centigrade of warming"

              to entirely different things in that, erm?, factiod? reference?

              "A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture",
              YES.
              water vapor occupies about ten times the volume of 'air' at the same density (it's why a thing as heavy as water floats in the sky ).
              That is a local , and measurable dynamic that can be used as a metric to calculate energy transfer in an observable ( or theoretical )frame , observation or frame of reference.

              "…and globally water vapour increases by 7% for every degree centigrade of warming…"
              HMMM? If local weather agencies replaced observations about LOCALIZED energy exchanges with a globalized median, every news forecast would say " about 55 degrees and 50% chance of precipitation "

              NOW, go to the lab and create a little chamber with a tank of water in it's bottom and normal earth air in it's top and raise that systems temp by one degree centigrade, do you think only 7% of the water will become vapor?

              to me seven percent ( if that is all ) still seems to be a shit ton larger than 0% change that would be happening
              if the normal plankton cycle is being followed.

  • laconic93 laconic93

    Correctomendo!! Silverlock. The ozone is already providing dangerous breathing conditions to US Residents and it's only going to get worse. We will be toast from unbreathable air before the radiation gets us.

    https://www.google.com/amp/amp.livescience.com/57912-warm-blob-boosts-ozone-levels.html

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Scientists probe mysterious leaks as Gujarat’s nuclear plant contracts ‘small pox’
    Mar 19, 2017
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/scientists-probe-mysterious-leaks-as-gujarat-s-nuclear-plant-contracts-small-pox/story-ppWAXn8YENbH0W0rBhpXsK.html

  • Isthmus

    I remember reading a few years ago that the steel tanks, storing radioactive water at Fuku. The radiation was causing X-rays ( Gama ) so what happens when a steel hulled freighter or cruise ship, say to Alaska experiences a concentration of Rads in the ocean ? I can tell you what happens, people on board will experience intense itching on their skin. In the future if anyone has that happening, coconut oil will help,,but better i'll relay what I did for a radiation burn on my left arm, from the wrist to approx. 6 inches up the arm. I took Niacin,with Vit. C about 15 min. later I started to get a reaction, head started burning and red first then the arm where the itching was, soon the reaction wore off and the itching went away, doesn't that tell you Niacin can relieve cumulative Rad , it should .

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    The geology of Yucca Mountain doesn't have the requirements for nuclear storage.

    Trump Administration Would Resurrect Yucca Mountain And Nuclear Energy
    Mar 16, 2017
    “…Now, the While House's 2018 budget has allocated $120 million to restart the effort — and to indicate a show of support for nuclear energy, Reuters reports….”
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/2017/03/16/trump-administration-would-resurrect-yucca-mountain-and-nuclear-energy/#17bc3cc958b5

    Supposedly ‘dead’ Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project returns to vex Nevada
    March 18, 2017
    http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/columns/steve-sebelius/supposedly-dead-yucca-mountain-nuclear-waste-project-returns-vex

  • Scientifically, I believe there IS a solution to the ongoing contamination problem. I would appreciate it greatly if readers (assuming there are any), would fact-check the validity of what I'm about to say. This invitation is why I cite nothing.

    When a radioactive element object (pellet, rod or molten pool), is struck by lightening, the intensity of the energy given off by the object by roughly 10%.

    The hardware necessary to do the job in Japan could be designed, built, shipped, setup and underway in under 90 days, at a cost well under $100 million.

    If I'm correct, this is solveable IF TEPCO is willing allow it to happen.

    Am I wrong? I reserve the right to be incorrect. But, Am I wrong here? Tell me please.

    • DUDe DUDe

      "..Am I wrong here? Tell me please.."

      I dont know , i think your sentence is incomplete..a word like increase or decrease or something sounds missing..do you mean you could speed up the half-life proces by injecting energy in it or something ?
      Tell us more..:)

      "..When a radioactive element object (pellet, rod or molten pool), is struck by lightening, the intensity of the energy given off by the object by roughly 10%.."

  • Trump Team’s Asking for Ways to Keep Nuclear Power Alive
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-09/trump-s-team-is-asking-for-ways-u-s-can-keep-nuclear-alive

    Trump: U.S. Must ‘Strengthen and Expand’ Nuclear Capability
    https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2016-12-22/donald-trump-us-must-strengthen-and-expand-nuclear-weapons-capability

    Meanwhile, the Trump 'team' is anti renewable energy, anti electric car, and anti anything that is actually clean and green, or anything which protects 7 future generations.

    His actions betray him, and show him to be on the side of the 1 percent, who are polluting and killing the planet, plus killing 7 future generations of children.

  • uncomfortablynumb

    Well no shit Sherlock…."Gov’t issues emergency order along US West Coast"….Kevin Blanch was screaming about this probably for at least a year…tune in to get your ears singed.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I would say that the discussion/ hypothesis has been on the table here at Enenews.. the equal amount of time with and without the screaming..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Longer.. the hypothesis began with the initial explosions..

  • Sol Man

    It had been reported after the 3/11/11 event that hard tumors would start showing up among the populace in 5 years. This may have been from the German study, I don't recall. It has been six years now. How are you all?

    There is new breast cancer found in dear heart about three months ago. Surgery this week.

  • rogerthat

    time to blame the russians lol

  • Sol Man

    Any nuker anywhere.

    I prefer a safe world, sans myriad poisons, for all.
    Too bad for me and those like me.

    • DUDe DUDe

      I hear ya Sol Man.. 🙁

      Best of luck dude !

      • Sol Man

        TY, DUDe!
        Everything can be alright! Just remember to avoid the alpha, beta, gamma, neutron rads, voc's, pesticides, herbicides, UV, loud noises, RF, black mold, GMO's, various other carcinogens, indoors and outdoors always!

        • DUDe DUDe

          Avoiding..if simply avoiding 80% of humanity that cant get a grip on their own dark side or programmability by greed would help..if only..the world was not finite..

          But its impossible to escape that noone has a sense of shared responsibility..like the air quality you force someone/something else to breathe/exist upon..

          The author of this article and the supporters in the comments..and let not forget the orange baby that is stuck in a selfimage of grandeur like a toddler himself that somehow managed to steer the spineless EU away from environmental responsible decision making..instead of kissing the USA goodbye untill there is someone with a brain to talk too again..should be dropped in the ocean (a place heavely polluted with corexit and oil or nuclear , like a russian graveyard of NPP's f.example) with feet in concrete but a oxigen botle filled with car exhaust..they can always spit it out if they dont like it.."..be back in 15 minutes to check your official opinion on the matter again.."

          How could we ever survive within a human thoughtbubble that promoted the creation of such selfish mongoloids on a grand scale for centuries..a horrible mutation proces injected with steroids by Ayn Rand and the likes..

          Trump Thinks Your Car's Gas Mileage Is… Your Business

          http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-18/trump-thinks-your-cars-gas-mileage-your-business

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It's a multi-species hypothesis..

    University of Alaska Scientists: Fukushima Radiation May Be Making Alaska Seals Sick
    Jan 26 2014

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/01/fukushima-radiation-may-making-alaska-seals-sick.html

    All is magically better in 2 years??

  • oldster

    The courage to dare integrity: Both in combo are indispensable in the nuclear age. That is the cultural imperative. To normalize integrity. Things are tricky at the best of times and under 'ideal' circumstances. Even if we get our human act together, we live on a molten-core watery ball spinning and hurdling through space, where life flourished despite countless catastrophes, including mass extinctions. When courage becomes anomalous and integrity rare and bs the default position in the nuclear age, really bad shit is sure to happen.

    Pretense, lies and censorship have been in societal command and control position since the second world war. The forthright about critical issues has been banished from'news'. "Truther" becomes an insult. Real journalism pertaining to critical issues verges on extinction.

    Yet for the vast majority of common people, honest discourse about common matters is the default position. Thus I conclude, we have long had a deadly cultural contamination problem from the upper echelons of society; a terminally dysfunctional 'mis-leadership' problem.

    Thus the death of the ocean and what really happened at Fukushima and what Chernobyl actually caused and the JFK coup d'etat public execution and countless other subjects are forbidden territory by order from above. And thus the biosphere has been grieviously harmed. And we perpetrators are part of that, bleery eyed, not sparkly, at the brink.

  • curly

    The salmon could use those socialist meals on wheels.

  • Jebus Jebus

    I'm surprised and dissapointed no one has noticed the Russ George articles promoting inserting the hand of man into feeding the plankton with the grand assumption that it worked in 2012 and now they want to manipulate more. For a fee, of course…

    World’s First Commercial Scale Ocean Pasture Restoration A Phenomenal Success – It Won’t Be The Last

    http://russgeorge.net/2014/06/23/worlds-first-commercial-scale-ocean-pasture-restoration/

    They all know and are desperate. No fish, no fish jobs…

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Buesseler was also involved in iron fertilization. They used thorium as a tracer.
      http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=9779&cid=886&c=2&print=this

      seems to think theres money to be made
      http://www.whoi.edu/fileserver.do?id=28863&pt=2&p=32449

      They make an a-priori assumption; that Co2 is responsible for global warming. As far as I can tell, this hasnt been proven. The lower amounts of CO2 already create an opaque barrier to certain windows of electromagnetic wavelengths. Adding more C02 doesnt increase that. The theory seems to involve a secondary step; enhanced water vapor. Its not as straightforward as they say, not as certain, and with an inconvenient glitch; Co2 doesnt come before climate change, it lags behind

  • Jebus Jebus

    Can Controversial Ocean Iron Fertilization Save Salmon?

    What's been described as a "rogue" geoengineering experiment is really an effort, however flawed, to restore salmon abundance

    Other scientists are skeptical. In 2009 a group of ocean scientists explicitly called for abandoning iron fertilization efforts in an editorial in Nature. (Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group.) "Determining the local effects of iron fertilization against the background of natural variations is difficult, and impacts on fisheries, ocean biota and carbon cycling harder still," wrote members of the In-Situ Iron Studies Consortium—an international group of scientists studying such ocean fertilization—in a letter to the Guardian newspaper, which first reported on the Haida experiment. "I am disturbed and disappointed as this will make legitimate, transparent [ocean iron fertilization] experiments more difficult," Smetacek says.

    HSRC's George has a long history of attempting to commercialize such iron fertilization, most notoriously via the company known as Planktos, which went bankrupt in 2008. The business case is to sell the CO2 declines generated by such plankton blooms via an international or national market for such emissions reductions.

    • Jebus Jebus

      The international community has cautioned against such ocean fertilization both in the 1972 London Convention and Protocol on preventing of marine pollution and in the consensus decision of the Ninth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, although those nonbinding agreements apply only to national governments. The Ocean Pearl sailed under the flag of the Old Masset Village Council, a part of the Haida First Nations.

      Whereas this experiment might shed light on whether or not iron fertilization can hope to draw down atmospheric levels of CO2, it hardly amounts to a long-term planetary scale change—the definition of geoengineering according to the U.K.'s Royal Society. That is both George's hope and contention, rejecting the term geoengineering as a smear word intended to discredit this ocean restoration experiment. "I don't think we should build artificial forests out of concrete with concentrated lye solutions dribbling over the leaf area to absorb CO2," he argues. "I think we should grow real trees."

      https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fertilizing-ocean-with-iron-to-save-salmon-and-earn-money/

  • Jebus Jebus

    Whats the dosage for a krill? A sea lion? A salmon?

    Iron Poisoning

    Iron poisoning is a potential cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than age 5. It first irritates the stomach and digestive tract, sometimes causing bleeding. Within hours, iron poisons the cells, interfering with their internal chemical reactions. Within days, the liver can be damaged. Weeks after recovery, the stomach, digestive tract, and liver can develop scars due to the previous irritation.

    http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/injuries-and-poisoning/poisoning/iron-poisoning

  • Jebus Jebus

    Let's see, they threw a bunch of iron dust overboard in the G of A in 2012.

    Great success! No science, just success.

    Now there are toxic algae blooms all up and down the west coast.

    Hmmm…

  • Jebus Jebus

    Sad. We have no fucking clue. It's a road to hell.

    Let's just keep tossing shit into the pond.

    I'm getting old and I'm curious to see what happens.

    I'm starting to think everyone else doesn't have far to go either…

  • Isthmus

    Kelly Anne , My post on Niacin was brief, a test to see if anyone was awake as well . Necessity is the mother of invention, when I was young I had sunburn after sunburn, year after year on the beach. 1981 I did a health program that included Niacin and other Vit's, for 39 days I took Niacin and every time I would get red flush reaction, the protocol was and is to notice the intensity of the reaction and take the same amount the next day, if the reaction was less then it's time to up the amount of milligrams say from 100 to 300, notice the reaction if it's not less, then I take the same amount the next day. This is important, I had finished off after 39 days at 2700 MG . There are important things learned after taking Niacin almost continually since 1981. 1 – Niacin will always relieve the mental effects of the most recent exposure first, that's why you up the amount.

  • Wooster

    2020: Not a single salmon has been caught in the Pacific ocean this year, and we are expecting those numbers to more than double next year.

    • Sol Man

      Musta been the fbi looking.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      0 X 2 = 0

      On the bright side…

      Lot of material for new "Star Trek" movies. Save the whales, save the starfish, save the oysters, save the coral, save the sea lions, save the seals, save the sardines, save the murres, save the salmon, save the polar bears.

      Invest in transparent aluminum.

  • oldster

    How much of ocean phytoplankton collapse/ocean food base collapse is glyphosate causing? http://82.221.129.208/baaasepagef9.html

    I think the question is worth considering.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Isthmus says 'My post on Niacin was brief, a test to see if anyone was awake…' Really? You were testing us to see if anyone was awake? Lets get real here; without a background in niacin, nobody is going to know what the heck you are talking about…its not a question of awake or asleep. Niacin chemically modulates the psyche, it has interesting effects, is useful for a number of things. But it wont cure a self deluded ape-man brain. You are talking about doses that no animal would get from a natural diet. You are talking about radiation ameliorating effects that are ASSUMPTIONS on your part…and you go on to say it heals the mental effects first, a delusion. Anything over a gram is something to be careful about. IM only writing this to see if you are awake

    • Jebus Jebus

      I see it as a life long in"doc"trination.

      I have a headache from all these exhaust fumes, cause I sit there, in it, for hours each day.

      Here's a pill, you will be fine. It cures you of that. There are studies and here, this guy says it helped him, and he is a truck driver.

      As seen on TV.

      Fukushima has contaminated the planet, more, again.

      Here is a pill. It will fix that. Worked for me.

      As seen on TV.

      This all bums me out.

      Here, a pill will fix you right up. There are too many side effects for this post so go to this website, type in your information and we will show you the side effects we found with the many different people and goats that we experimented on.

      As seen on TV.

      We are lost.

      As seen on TV…

    • The death of the ocean and the massive increases in cancer have everyone on edge at the moment. We seem to be picking fights with each other when we are all in agreement about the need to stop this nightmare and heal the planet. I feel that unincredulous wanted to offer a solution out of kindness as opposed to the desire to promote dangerous therapies to the masses.

      I didn't know about Niacin and I am grateful that it is something I can research, as natural health is something that is of a significant interest to me and how I live my life. The doses mentioned by Un are dangerous, for sure. I don't know what the solution is , only that we need to be exposed to more ideas and investigate the solutions.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Yes Kelly, niacin is good to research. It was Isthmus, no unincredulous, and theres a big difference between saying 'do some research on mega dose Niacin because it might help' and 'niacin is a cure for radiation exposure, cures the mental effects first and Im posting this to see who is awake' While you are at it, investigate what mega doses can do to your liver

        lots of people can benefit from niacin, dont get me wrong. But mega dose as a radiation exposure treatment?

      • Jebus Jebus

        I somewhat understand the medicines of man with what they used to be, they could be, and what they are now, today, by profit.

        And the eternal need for people to seek those immediate remediations.

        I'm surprised we don't use bullets to heal gunshot wounds.

        I would rather not accept the poisons, because the absolute obvious, only solution, is to stop.

        It might not be the reality of the day, but if I accept the bandaid over the poisons today, I accept it for my grandchildren tomorrow.

        Just my opinion/mantra.

  • FUKUSHIMA NEWS; THE SMALL NUKE REACTOR SCAM AND THE REYES CONNECTION EXPOSED BY KEVIN D. BLANCH
    MARCH 20, 2017 A GREEN ROAD PROJECT LEAVE A COMMENT EDIT

    VIDEO: https://youtu.be/p7Gu3Q8TNsg

    via Fukushima news; the SMALL NUKE MOD REACTOR SCAM the Reyes connection EXPOSED BY kevin d. blanch – YouTube

    President Trump is backing the nuclear industry, no matter how corrupt they are, and no matter how much money taxpayers lose.. He is in it on behalf of the 1 percent, who profit off of deaths, diseases, corruption, and raping taxpayers.

  • antipodes

    Per Man of Action's comment: I have often pondered what Tesla and Edison would think and suggest to do about Fukushima. It's a well known fact that Tesla created lightening in Colorado and Long Is. New York. I think this is what he may suggest … Blast the melt outs with Lightening Bolts. Hell it worked on Godzilla why not give it a try on these monsters? Come to think of it the gods and God use them all the time to destroy or alter human crap. Did not post it at the time for fear of being ridiculed out of here as it is somewhat outlandish, but maybe it's what would work. What else does humanity got that's bigger or more powerful? Nukes? I don't think so that would just expedite the dispersal of the nuclear rot. Sorry of topic… but relevant … Eh?

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      antipodes, do you have ANY reference that lightening strikes somehow neutralize nuclear fuel, or is it just a hunch?

    • antipodes, like burning radiation, lightning strikes would do nothing to change or reduce the radiation. It would just disperse things more.

      • Isthmus

        In science anything is possible, the moment you say something is impossible, your no longer a scientist. Right now I'm very curious about Calcium chloride and Radiation, could result in zero fusion, but it's also like finding a cure for cancer, that would be worse than having cancer, at least I'd live a little longer.

  • Mack Mack

    ENENews is getting some good promotion:

    David Crosby (of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) re-tweeted Christina Consolo's (RadChick) tweet about this ENENews article.

    Scroll down to see it:

    https://twitter.com/thedavidcrosby

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    If the Robert J. Leeper Act passes the KY house, and nuclear radiation interferes with radio reception of the Ky Wildcats basketball games, there will be hell to pay.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check and indeed is worsening every year…"

    The FEAR of not catching any starving fish is worse than not actually catching them. The fishermen need counseling.

    Doctors need to be warned to evade and deny the lack of fish at the dinner table.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    There is just not enough food to feed all the fish. It's the fault of the Catholic Church for not inventing little fishy condoms and promoting deviant sex. The ocean just got too overpopulated. It's just a natural cycle. Radiation is good. Melt some more rods.

  • q Farthington MacMananus

    Hey, just figured I'd mention this, a year or two ago I read something.

    It involved a sort of red, ancient single-celled organism that would likely thrive in low oxygen conditions, it's pathogenic and also happens to be transported in the air.

    Crimson skies indeed.

  • q Farthington MacMananus

    Oh but don't worry about it, say like, lithium in the air, combined with low oxygen levels, maybe some psychotropic and a GOOD DOSE of normalcy consistency or attempted scapegoating along with distraction will mean you'll go insane, get diseased AND laugh as you die and support a bunch of that crap.

    That's rad, right?

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