A DP correspondent has alerted us to the release of recent research documenting increasing quantities of methane gas, released from the Arctic Ocean as permafrost recedes. Over thirty times more potent than carbon dioxide, the released methane leads to increased temperatures which in turn lead to increased release of methane, creating a feedback loop with intensely negative implications.
A surge in Arctic storm activity has further contributed to methane release; according to researcher Natalia Shakhova, “The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe. … This is what affects the number of cyclones. This is what affects the sea ice, which is shrinking.”
GAS RELEASE SYSTEM
We recall the final words ever delivered to a public audience by the philosopher-prophet Hans Jonas, upon accepting the Premio Nonnino prize way back in 1993:
WAVE FORM FOR A LOUD OUTCRY
The outcries increase in volume, yet human ears hear only what they want to hear. While tracking the Jonas quote online, we came across an excellent essay by Robert Jensen, worth reading here in its entirety. Jensen begins:
Among those doing the real work are the Arctic 30, presently out on bail, but far from being out of danger.
VESSEL FOR REAL WORK
We note, courtesy of the Guardian, the publication of a letter from a member of the Greenpeace Arctic 30, the honorable Phil Ball:
PORTRAIT OF A HOOLIGAN?
For documentary evidence confirming the non-violent and peaceful disposition of the Arctic 30:
And for further video-epistolary communications from the incarcerated Greenpeace Hooligans:
Of course, this is not the first time that Russian authorities have criminalized dissent by classifying legitimate public protest as an act of hooliganism. Meanwhile, the precise whereabouts of the anti-Putin activist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova remain unknown: an experiment in transit-disappearance, an apparent innovation in the repertoire of psy-op punishments favored by tyrants, to crush the will of those who dares raise their voices against the proclamations of the Supreme Leader.
THE FACE OF HOOLIGANISM?
In the USA, the will for absolute supremacy expresses itself not through the bodies of individuals – here, the political leadership are Hollow Men dancing in the Cave of Shadows – but rather through the inverted totalitarianism of the corporatist/surveillance state. In this regime, even chalk drawings threaten the projected illusion of absolute compliance and consent.
Truth threatens national security whenever such security relies upon the deft suppression of all uncomfortable facts.Those who speak the truth in a world that survives only through fraud and deceit must be criminalized and condemned, while rapacious sociopaths are celebrated and rewarded. As Phil Ball writes: “Hooligans doesn’t even come close to what they are guilty of.”
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