At the End

Gather up
And spread it out
Come find out
What it's about
Hear the tale
Of our tail
Though you catch it at The End
There's still a moral to send
The more we take, take, take
The more grave mistake

All together
Spread the word
Won't believe it's so absurd
Hear the tale
Of our tail
Though you catch it at The End
There's still a moral to send
The more we take, take, take
The more grave the mistake

Form a crowd
turn the volume
Extra loud
Spread the tale
Of our tail
Though you catch it at The End
There's a message to send
The more love you make
The more love intake

The more love you make
The more love to partake

Chords: G Em Am C G / G D D G/7; Part II @ 82 to 118 to 32 Beats Per Minute
Instrumentation: Vocals, Ibanez Acoustic Guitar, Fender Squire Mini Electric Guitar, Fender Jazz Bass, Keyboards (Korg PS60, Casio WK-3500, Yamaha PSR-740, MiniNova, MicroKorg)

The Tale of Our Tale

September 6, 2023: "Climate breakdown has begun," the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the world after the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported the world endure its hottest Northern Hemisphere summer in human history. "The dog days of summer are not just barking, they are biting," the UN chief said in a statement after the report's release.

"What we are observing, are not only new extremes but the persistence of these record-breaking conditions, and the impacts these have on both people and planet, are a clear consequence of the warming of the climate system," C3S's Climate Change Service Director Carlo Buontempo said.

Climate Breakdown is the most concerning development. Climate breakdown happens when feedback loops are created and tipping points are crossed. Plants will become extinct and many carbon sinks will vanish. The Earth’s temperature will continue to accelerate at an exponential rate no matter what humans do. Food, fresh water, and breathable air will cease to exist. Humans will likely follow in short order.

In October of 2023, the European Space Agency's Copernicus Climate Change Service calculated that the average temperature for September was 16.38 degrees Celsius (61.48 degrees Fahrenheit) breaking the previous record set in September 2020 by a half-degree Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit). This is the largest increase in a monthly record high ever.

"It's just mind-blowing really," said Copernicus Director Carlo Buontempo. "Never seen anything like that in any month in our records."

"This is not a fancy weather statistic. It's a death sentence for people and ecosystems. It destroys assets, infrastructure, harvest," Imperial College of London climate scientist Friederike Otto said.

"September was, in my professional opinion as a climate scientist, absolutely gobsmackingly bananas," said Zeke Hausfather, at the Berkeley Earth climate data project."

"The era of global warming has ended and the era of 'global boiling' has arrived. Climate change is here. It is terrifying. And it is just the beginning", UN secretary general, António Guterres, said after scientists confirmed July 2023 was on track to be the world's hottest month on record.

In the 1990's, we wrote a paper on the worst-case scenario entitled, "The Impact of Governance & Globalization on Forecasting (The Tunnel Under Thesis)." The theory predicted that forecasting would become increasingly difficult. "The result -- a figurative, as well as, literal tunneling underground."

Since that time, forecasting has become increasing more difficult. "In general, as energy is added to a system, the fluctuations in the system increase. So, we expect more storms, more droughts, more wildfires, more floods, more fluctuations of all kinds. What we are saying is that weather conditions will become more volatile due to the impact of humans," said Mukherjee and Brouse. (2004)

In a report published in Nature entitled Over half of known human pathogenic diseases can be aggravated by climate change, data analyst and associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawaii Manoa, Camilo Mora, said climate hazards aggravated 58% of all known human pathogens. That is over half of infectious diseases discovered since the end of the Roman Empire. 58% of an authoritative list of infectious diseases documented to have impacted humanity have already been shown to be aggravated by climatic hazards -- a finding the researchers found "shocking," Mora said.

Movement of people and animals caused by climate is one factor. Warming at higher latitudes allowed vectors and pathogens to survive winter is another factor. The report goes on to say, "The human pathogenic diseases and transmission pathways aggravated by climatic hazards are too numerous for comprehensive societal adaptations, highlighting the urgent need to work at the source of the problem: reducing GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions."

This research reveals more evidence that humans will have difficulty adapting to climate change, especially those in developing countries, Mora said. "The magnitude of the vulnerability when you think about one or two diseases -- okay, sure, we can deal with that," he said. "But when you're talking about 58% of the diseases, and 58% of those diseases can be affected or triggered in 1,000 different ways. So that, to me, was also revealing of the fact that we're not going to be able to adapt to climate change."

In 2023, we wrote about having crossed tipping points in the paper, "Climate Change: How Long Is 'Ever'?". When we wrote the Tunnel Under Thesis in 1995, we forecast crossing these tipping points would not happen for centuries. We underestimated Man's ignorance and arrogance. Fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions have continued to set record highs. Humans have caused chain-reactions resulting in toppled tipping points, feedback loops, and The Domino Effect.

-- from Climate Change: The End of Times Brouse and Mukherjee (2023)

What's Can I Do?
There are plenty of things you can do to help save the planet. Stop using fossil fuels. Consume less. Love more. Here is a list of additional actions you can take.

A song about Love and the Human Induced Climate Change Experiment

Merry Christmas 2023!
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