RAPID CHANGE is upon us in the form of "Disclosure" of some of the many suppressed, but fully functional, technologies that some humans are already using. The term disclosure does not come with any qualifier as to the depth or completeness or accuracy of what is being unveiled.
A recent example of this is the effort by the Keshe Foundation to demonstrate a Plasma Generator at a National Press Club Dinner on Wednesday August 16, 2016. This standalone fuelless generator of 60 cycle120 volt electric power was not able to be demonstrated because of an unexpected equipment failure, but videos of other working systems are available at the Keshe Foundation website.
The plans had been released to the public record the day before. Now anyone with the skill to do so can make the device in a small shop. While this was an unsuccessful attempt at disclosure, it will not be the last. The challenge for us all is to be able to filter the reality from the hype.
Forests are part of the finite and natural gift of life on this planet. The importance of services that a (or any) forest can provide is going to be in flux as this process of disclosure proceeds.
The current short term debt based economic system has disabled all forests as places for proactive and responsible activity or investment. It appears that this too is changing in ways that are unclear. What will this bring and what will be important is anyone's guess.
The recent climatic instabilities raise grave questions about the impacts that are going to hit any long term terrestrial crop like a forest.
A forest crop that takes 20-40 years to mature can now predictably grow only biomass energy. The damage to individual trees may be so severe that even healthy trees may have no structural utility once harvested.
Government “protections" by regulation or grants can have little impact on or when storm damage will occur.
40 years of field practice have changed my view of what should be normal and what is possible. The use of proactive small applications of particular practices can isolate what really works from wishful thinking.
Much of current forestry thought is wishful thinking. We are in a climate crisis that will soon be driven by uncontrollable methane releases from sources recently thought to be stable (polar and deep oceanic as well as living and dead organic matter - large slow growing forest trees have recently been found to leak methane periodically). As of the week of August 15, 2016, there has been the first ever observed crossing of the equator by jet stream currents. What does this unexpected new wind pattern portend for regional weather?
Our embrace of cheap sourcing of labor has its origin in pathological designs by those who believe that they are entitled to a larger share of global resources than anyone else. The primary design has been the depletion of the common good by enabling only short term investment and demanding payment for a medium of exchange that should come from within the sovereignty of the occupants of each region. This fraudulent set of policies has caused all of forestry to be non-economic.
Forests provide a major component of life maintenance just because of the forest being healthy.
Provision of local jobs, local renewable energy, and local renewable materials have been made obsolete by the adoption of foreign sources for everything. The error of this mode of operation will play out within my short remaining tenure here, and the children of the region where I operate will not have had the chance to become familiar with the things I should have imparted to local youth while still young enough to absorb. (This is going to become part of disclosure in action.)
These children will not have the benefit of the value of truly healthy forests because we are in the process of destroying their stability