Page Under re-construction
since April 2016
The people in the picture are probably doing the best thing that can be
done for climate change at this late date. Getting pissed.
In spite of the many who are trying their darnedest to
make the changes now that should have been started 40 years ago when we
first became aware of climate change
we are still fighting with the idiots and the selfish who refuse to accept
it. We who wanted a future for our children are just spinning our wheels
against a huge snow bank of simpletons.
Climate change is not
abrupt so there is some time left before mankind bites the bullet.
Perhaps even as much as five years before things get too rocky. I
look at the things you need to do for short term survival
(Long term survival is a much greater challenge and will need a group.)
Update 2017. Current science suggests total human extinction
will occur before 2026. That means that over 7 billion people will die
in this decade and it's already underway with mass starvation and disease.
Yah, in about 14 years. The thing is that extinction is
not a one day event. It has already started; in 2015 over 8000 died
due to heatwaves, and many due to flooding, and every year about 3.1 million
die from air pollution related causes. Many more due to climate related
wars, such as the Syrian war resulting in mass refugees. These will accellerate but
there are some precautions you can take to try to hang out a little longer.
The guidance of this page will not save your life; even frogs croak; but it
will help you and your family to survive much longer and avoid a painful
death due to starvation, suffocation, radiation or similar
What to expect in the near term,
and what you need to cope
1. Heat. You cannot rely on
conventional methods to keep cool.
How about a freezer full of bottled water
in a small room
that can be opened when the hydro is down and the temp is up? Wearing a wet teashirt and wet hat when you
have to go outdoors so the evapouration cools you.
2. Water. Water tables are falling and wells,
lakes, and streams
are going dry
You should consider a tank or pool of water protected
from the sun filled with clean water, and you should filter and recycle
water where possible and that includes the toilet. Toilet water is good for
3. Air Pollution Oxygen levels are slowly decreasing. CO2
and Methane levels are rising. Soon we may be dealing with Hydrogen
Sulphide gas from the oceans floors. This is a deadly poison.
Your home, or ther part of it you will live in under
extreme conditions MUST be reasonably air tight and have activated carbon and dust
filters that run 24/7 as well as lots of house plants (about 14 big ones per
person and pet) which give off oxygen
and absorb CO2 We are using Hoya but there are better choices. The
Snake plant is one.
4. Food supply Many of the droughts around the
planet, and especially in the western states of the USA are damaging or
killing off food sources. Animals that we rely on for food are also in
trouble becauise they rely on various grasses that are dying off.
Some foods such as honey, popcorn, or peanut butter can be stored
for years. You need to find the ones that are right for you and stash
enough to last your lifetime.
5. Defence Those who have ignored the warnings
and failed to prep are going to be very stressed and many will be prepared
to do whatever it takes for food, water, or shelter
My favourite is the crossbow, because it doesn't give
your location away when used. Very quiet, and the bolts can be reused.
Of course what you do must suit your own location. Guns, army tanks, H
6. Storms, Quakes, Floods, Drought, Wildfires, and whatever
This is a tuffy. Firstly you need a place to hide, like a concrete
septic tank stocked with limited supplies that will not be flooded (above
ground or in a hillside)
7. Radioactivity due to nuclear war or power plant meltdowns.
One almost certain danger is the meltdown of
nuclear power stations and to protect yourself from the radiation you will
8. Services will fail.
If your mortgage or loan extends
over 10 years you will never have to pay it off because even if you survive
the banks won't. They will go under due to the vast number of unpaid
debts of dead customers. Bad for the customers, but too funny for thr
banks. (lol) Internet and phone and mail, etc will all go down but one
thing you can count on, besides horses and camels is radio and in particular
ham and citizens band radio. Get one!
Degrowth movement: If you know of one and can join, it might be
right for you and your family. Each member does what they do best and
help eachother, and all share in the results. No money.
Cities:~will be 1st to go so get the hell out!
Must be able to perform
all necessary survival activities without
external water, food, electric services, internet, phones, money,
Think! Moochos luck!
If you feel the need to bitch or contribute contact
Carbon Dioxode sensor
Citizens Band Radio
Ongoing Trustworthy Information. Nature Bats Last
Search Nature Bats Last on Google and YouTube
A few sources of information, recommendations, and stuff
Note: US gallons are smaller, 0.833 Imp gallons
The Hive by Stuey
If you’re reading this document then it is most likely that I am long
gone. My name is 433f. Yes I’m a young girl, and having just reached
puberty a Sun ago, have finished school, and I’m beginning my task. My
task is Documenter, a relatively newly created task within the Hive. The
Hive? The Hive is where we live. There are ninety-seven members, a
number that is fixed. It used to belong to Outsiders, our ancestors,
over fifty thousand Sunrises ago. They lived all over the planet’s
surface before they destroyed its ecosystem effectively killing
themselves and everything else. They were a very misguided bunch who
constantly competed with each other as individuals or tribes. They
worshipped false gods, the most significant of which was money, a medium
of exchange that one could earn for work done or by manipulation and
treachery. Money was not too bad when its value was tied to a
commodities value, usually gold, but when the gold standard was dropped
all hell broke loose and larger tribes, known as countries, could print
fiat money that in reality had no value. It created a huge economic
capitalist system based on nothing which would eventually collapse. It
did collapse and although I do not wish to take the time to explain how;
its collapse contributed in a large way to the already progressing
global warming and hence extinctions. One of the funniest things about
them, the Outsiders, was that even though they had good evidence that
they were driving themselves into extinction, they kept right on doing
it. They cut down trees that were the major source of oxygen and put up
huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Occasionally
they’d have a meeting to agree to resolve the problem and then everyone
would continue doing whatever they were doing as if the problem would
solve itself. It did.
By shear chance some of the Outsiders had jobs and worked, as slaves to
the wealthy who owned most everything. They worked in this 54 level
structure which had sun facing windows top to bottom. By bottom I mean
ground level. There are also 3 levels below ground. No one owns anything
in the Hive. It’s like the Outsider Indian tribes in which there was no
such thing as ownership. Our Hive consists of the three below ground
levels and the first three above ground levels, all of which have been
sealed off from the noxious outside atmosphere. If there are other hives
we have no contact or knowledge of them.
As I said, my task is to document for my followers and should the Hive
fail, for those if any who follow us. Every member of the Hive has her
or his own task. I have an older brother, 427m (We don’t have silly
names. Our title denotes out ancestry, where we fit, and the letter our
sex. My brother is the 27th of family number 4 and male.) whose task is
TimeMaster. He updates the date and time and goes around to everyone in
the Hive to keep them up to date. Laughably he tracks the days by one of
the oldest techniques, making scratches on a wall like cave people used
to do. We have Techs who maintain the Hives structure, Nannies who look
after babies, Teachers who train us, our own Outsiders who wear special
cooling and breathing clothes to go outside the Hive and scrounge for
usable items on safe days, days when there are no storms and the
temperature is below 70 Celsius. Exposure to the outside air would mean
instant death. We have Kitchen people, Gardeners who raise food crops
and oxygen generating plants, without which we’d die. There are many
more tasks and each of us has at least one.
About those Outsiders, our ancestors. They considered themselves to be
free willed in spite of having irrefutable proof that they weren’t,
provided by a very sophisticated machine called an fmri (Functional
magnetic resonance imager which read brain blood flow), and also that
they were highly intelligent, which they weren’t. Telling yourself
you’re intelligent doesn’t make it so. Actually, they spent most of
their time fighting and killing each other and worshiping mythological
gods as if they themselves were somehow important in the vast universe
rather than just part of a surface mold on a rock that had been spit off
of some sun. They kept track of dates and time in the most screwed up
systems one could think up. A year was 365-1/4 days and it was divided
into 12 months of varying lengths. Every 4th year they added an extra
day to the 2nd month and every 400 years they skipped the extra day.
They had clocks that inaccurately portrayed the length of a day as 24
hours and every place had its clocks set to different times, even though
it was exactly the same time everywhere on the planet. One of the
silliest things they did was to cover their bodies. We were the only
species on the planet that did that. I have no idea why they did such an
incredibly stupid thing. No wait; I do know. It was because they were
incredibly stupid. What seemed good to them were their innovative
abilities. They had funny looking carts of all different shapes sizes
and colours that they used to get from one place to another. Why they
wanted to move around I have no idea. Actually it was their innovation
that was their Achilles heel. They were extremely destructive and they
severely abused the very ecosystem that they relied on for survival.
Intelligent species? Not! It was the driver behind their self
destruction. It was by pure chance that a few of them, our direct
ancestors, managed to secure themselves in the basement of a 54 level
structure that is now our home. Apparently the temperature outside had
risen to above 65C, the limit of human survival, and the methane and
hydrogen sulphide levels were also extreme. There is a joke in the Hive
about how it all went bad. It goes that; “Herb went out on his porch and
sat down on the steps on a day when methane levels were extreme. He
pulled out a cigarette, put it in his mouth and then struck a match to
light it. The ensuing conflagration fried the whole planet in a few
seconds.” Not really that funny. You had to be there. In truth it took a
few Sun-ups to finish everything off.
When I look out the window from the gardens I can’t imagine why anyone
would want to live outside.
I mentioned earlier that my brother as TimeMaster is tasked with keeping
track of date and time. Our calendar is quite simple. Each Sun-up is a
day, un-named, and 100 Sun-ups is a Sun. Time is measured as sunrise,
mid-day, and sundown. And the in between times are shown by a sundial
located on the garden level.
Waste was extreme with the Outsiders but in the Hive we cannot afford
waste. Everything is reused. Our body waste goes -Oops there is some
dust falling from the ceiling
. OK it stopped-. to the garden level for use as fertilizer and
watering. Even the passing of wind is captured for use as a fuel to run
steam pumps. We do not have any doctors or nurses, nor do we have any
diseases as all bugs bit the dust along with our ancestors. We would
suffer old age but Hivers have a set age limit. When a Hiver reaches
that age she or he is honoured for service and then goes to the kitchen.
The celebration continues with a meat dinner and the inedible parts go
to the gardens. Nothing is wasted in the Hive.
One other important task that all Hivers participate in is procreation.
We each sleep with our own family members. My brother and I have just
started this ritual of sleeping together. Five Sun-ups ago he fell
asleep with his penis still in my vagina. It is so soothing to have him
so close. It is important to maintain the skills of each family so we do
not cross breed with other Hive members. Originally there were 15
distinct families but some failed to reproduce and now we are down to
nine. When a child is born it is immediately sent to the nannies who
raise it until it is old enough for the teachers to take over.
One very important distinction must be made between Outsiders and
Hivers. Since we are of the same species we are driven by the same
subconscious rules. We are inherently selfish beings. Our inbred prime
directives are survival and procreation. Everything we do is based on
those two things and everything we do is controlled by our subconscious
mind over which we have no control. We are self aware just like all
living things, but not in control. Our ancestors put people in
restrictive pens for doing bad (unaccepted) things in spite of their not
being responsible for what they did.
Outsiders fought with one another to rise up; where as Hivers we realize
that each of us survives only by insuring the survival of all the
others. Our selfishness is satisfied by helping all the other Hivers,
thus ensuring our own survival.
As I mentioned earlier the Hive is in the lower part of a 54 level
structure, which luckily for us had south facing windows. There had been
two identical structures called twin towers but during a storm a few
Suns ago the other one collapsed into a pile of rubble. The noise it
made was extreme and the vibrations of our Hive were very unnerving.
There were many such structures of various heights in the area but most
have collapsed. Our Outsiders tell me that in some of these structures
there are still mummified corpses sitting at desks where they died.
It’s getting dark now and my brother will be along soon to snuggle with
me for the night. I look forward to his warm body pressed against mine
every night. I’ll continue tomorrow.
Another Sun-up and I’m ready to go again. I mentioned before, the
kitchen. We only eat one meal each day at sunset. It is the culmination
of a day’s tasking and it’s the one time where all of us get to sit down
together and talk about our day. It is a fun time, totally relaxed, a
time to unwind and joke around. Just to enjoy a meal together and as
Outsiders would have said “veg out”. For me it is also a time when I
hear stories from the past that I can follow up on for use in my Task.
787m has some great tales from the early times in the Hive.
Something I haven’t told you about yet is our abundant water supply. We
don’t have any shortage because frequent storms caused by the outside
heat dump lots of water at regular intervals. You see the Outsiders
generated large amounts of CO2 and Methane which warmed the planet
causing larger amounts of water to be evaporated from the oceans and
that meant lots of rain. One funny thing they did was to fight climate
change by using solar panels to generate electricity which they then
used to make more CO2. The result was that the increased cloud cover
blocked out the sun from the solar panels so they had to use coal and
oil fired plants to make up the difference. As I’ve said before, our
ancestors were not the brightest stars in the galaxy. Back to the Hive.
Early on, the top level of the structure was sealed up and made into a
very large pond. Water from the roof is drained into that level which is
then piped down old people lift shafts to where it is needed, mainly in
the kitchen and gardens. The people lifts themselves are set between the
third and forth levels to help with the sealing off of the Hive.
Electricity. We have scrounged some solar panels and what were called
LED lamps from outside and we can use them when the sun is bright to
light the below ground levels but we do not have any means of storage,
but a few taskers are working on that. Most of the lower lighting during
the day is via mirrors over the old people lift shafts that reflect the
light from the windows down. It should be apparent that we have no
computers, radio, TV, phones, or light bulbs, etc as we have no means of
maintaining such things or in really no use for them either. If
I want to talk with another member of the Hive I go to see them. It’s
much better than a phone because we can see each other’s facial
expressions which are a very important part of any conversation. When I
say “You’re an asshole.” with a snicker, it is very different from
saying it with no visible snicker.
I need to go and speak with a couple of the Hivers who have more
insights into the past work on the Hives structure then I’ll continue.
Last night meal was fantastic. It included meat from a young boy who had
a birth defect which made him mentally incapable of carrying out even
the most menial of tasks. We had tried very hard to teach him but after
40 Suns it was apparent that we could not continue to support him and so
he was sent to the kitchen. The meal included potatoes and asparagus and
concluded with a gelatin pudding that was very tasty although I have no
Idea of what was in it. In spite of the great meal and the usual
boisterous behavior of the young Hivers like myself, I couldn’t help but
notice a kind of subdued quiet among the older Hivers. They just weren’t
their usually very talkative selves. Something seemed to be occupying
their minds but whatever it was they weren’t talking. I saw no reason
for it, so I just joined into the frolics with my own generation.
It’s another day and before I elaborate any more on life in the Hive, I
do want to mention a couple of other things about the Outsiders. Firstly
they had a habit of putting some people on a pedestal. That is to say
they were made famous for some special feat or trait. One guy was this
Albert, Ironstein or something, who was supposedly very smart. He was
quoted as asking “Am I or the others crazy?” Truthfully, if he was even
half as smart as I am, he wouldn’t have needed to ask that question.
Secondly their vocabulary included a number the words that were
considered rude to use. The most common of these was the word fuck which
in spite of the supposed ignorance of anyone who used it; it was very
frequently included in all manner of speech. There was even a special
audio story written about it called “The Grammar Lesson” in which the
speaker outlined, with examples, how to use it in sentences. Why they
had special words that could not be used, but frequently used them
anyway is beyond me. There’s some vibration, or shaking and dust falling
from the ceiling again. It is getting louder. I’ll go and see what’s
happening and I’ll be right back.