Dying trees.

I have recently posted about radioactive fallout killing foliage. Gail Zawacki at the Wit’s End blog has an excellent post about the damage to trees. There is also an excellent summary at the pdf “Pillage, Plunder & Pollute, LLC”. She attributes the damage to ozone, which is produced when sunlight interacts with car exhaust.

I don’t want to deny that ozone is a major problem, and has been killing plants and reducing crop yields for years. It just seems that the last couple of years have been much worse, and especially this year. This cannot be explained simply by ozone, which is increasing, but has been around for a long time. But I do think Zawacki is on to something when she suggests that the damage is due to gases. I would think that the ozone damage is being potentiated by tritium and carbon-14.

Tritium is a common effluent from nuclear power plants. It is radioactive hydrogen and becomes a constituent of water. It causes similar damage to foliage as we see here. And it has a half-life of 12 years, and it cannot be filtered out with reverse osmosis or deionization.

Carbon-14 is being produced at Fukushima due to thermal neutrons from underground corium interacting with nitrogen in the soil. It combines with oxygen to become radioactive carbon dioxide. It dissolves in rainwater and seawater.

In addition, we have gases like krypton-85 and iodine-129. These are spreading across the entire globe quickly.

There is much more testimony:

Hocking Hills, Ohio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfDF_20YjxY
Orlando, Florida: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJTKqbVFT24&feature=related
Halifax, Nova Scotia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkixuklDC9Y
Somewhere in US: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAShugtl7r4&feature=related
Massachusetts: http://jameshuntphotography.wordpress.com/category/trees/
West Virginia: http://www.hurherald.com/cgi-bin/db_scripts/articles?Action=user_view&db=hurheral_articles&id=49717
US Southwest: http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112692038/pinyon-pine-tree-drought-dying-091112/
Queensland, Australia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QNg7bSMEic

This damage is variously attributed to ozone, chemtrails, drought, excessive rainfall, global warming, herbicides, pesticides, insects etc.

The reason this is important is that there is this stuff called FOOD that humans eat. If plants cannot thrive, there will be mass starvation.

By the way, rainfall in southern Brazil has now reached the radiation level of 10 uSv/hr: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK0xHwQ8VwU

39 thoughts on “Dying trees.

  1. Ralph Graueb’s “The Petkau Effect” contains good information on the damage to forests caused by ionizing radiation. He points out that the effect is synergistic. Trees are actually quite robust to radiation, but exquisitely vulnerable to chemicals in the air which are activated by ionization.

    • Thanks Aaron Datesman, saw this link:

      “We now have proof of the risk of interrupting the very basis of the life cycle of plants, animals and man – in brief, photosynthesis on Earth is endangered!
      “There is a fundamental difference between plants and animals, and this determines why plants are so much more sensitive to air pollution. We animals need air for its oxygen, to burn our food so as to obtain energy. The plant, however, gets almost all of its nutrition in the form of carbon, which is contained in the air in the form of carbonic acid (C02) and is made available to the plant through the process of photosynthesis. The plant must take in MUCH more air than animals to get enough carbon.
      “The prodigious aeration of the plants explains their tremendous sensitivity to air pollution. The toxic effects of airborn pollutants show up earlier in plants than in the human.
      “Carbon 14 is produced by cosmic rays, bomb tests and nuclear power plants. By 1963, Carbon 14 in the Northern Hemisphere had increased by 100 percent, and by 1984, about one decade later, it had increased another 25 percent. An increase in radioactivity of only one percent eventually translates into a decline in tree growth of about 18 percent. It is interesting to note that a global increase of Carbon 14 – one such as has never before been seen – parallels the slowing growth and the endemic death of trees from Lebanon to the Himalayas.
      “This is why we must give immediate priority to clarifying the influence of radioactivity in our environment.”

      http://www.nuclearreader.info/chapter3.html

      • We’re experiencing plant damage from carbon-14, but also a reduction in oxygen both from plant transpiration and loss of ocean plankton:

        “LOSS OF OXYGEN GLOBALLY
        Walter Russell, a visionary artist and scientist, predicted in his book Atomic Suicide? published in 1957 that due to man-made radioactivity we would experience a loss of oxygen in the air that we breathe. In a similar way to the predictions of Andrei Sakharov in the 1950’s, Walter Russell’s foresight is now coming true. Our current oxygen resources are low. The percentage of oxygen in the air is down to about 19 percent. (BioTech News 1997) The expected amount is 21 percent oxygen. Some experts say that we may have originally evolved in an atmosphere of 38 percent oxygen. But now, due to the loss of forests and ocean plankton, our two sources of oxygen production, measurements of oxygen as low as 12 percent and 15 percent have been made in heavily industrialized areas. This oxygen-depleted condition is a contributing cause of the generalized lack of well-being that many are experiencing. And it does not look good for the future. We need oxygen to live!

        Trees and green plants provide about half, and plankton provide the other half of our oxygen. Phytoplankton, which are the base of the marine food chain, is declining. Various studies confirm this: plankton in parts of the Antarctic Ocean is declining up to 12 percent. (S. Weiler. Testimony to Senate Commerce Committee, November 15, 1991)

        Trees absorb radioactive carbon-14 in place of stable forms of carbon and in this way they are gradually killed. The book, The Petkau Effect, by Ralph Graeub tells how radioactivity has harmed trees and forests: “It is assumed that the decisive physiological damage resulting in current forest death must have begun during the 1950’s. This is depicted in a reduction in density and width of tree rings, and in reduced growth, which is true in the Northern Hemisphere and in the Himalayas….

        Neither aging, location, nor climate can be considered as the possible sole cause of damage…. The growth ring of a tree shows exactly what effects the tree has experienced, both in terms of time and seriousness…. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, there must have been a global wave of air pollution which caused the initial damage.”

        The author speculates that it could not be just the usual chemicals which are so damaging the trees. And he explains that these trees are mainly within the 30th to 60th parallels of northern latitude. “This zone contains the most nuclear power plants — over 300 — and almost all nuclear reprocessing centers. Also, the vast majority of nuclear weapons tests occurred in this area.”

        http://groups.able2know.org/philforum/topic/3775-1

  2. Aaron, thanks for the reference.

    I have not seen this kind of damage in photos from Japan. This leads me to think that these gases are coming from the Pacific… in which case this will continue for a long time. There will be no problem with seawater emitting them, it’s really just radioactive water and carbon dioxide.

  3. Hi Bobby1, thanks so much for your kind reference to Wit’s End. It’s always a great relief to see that someone else is aware that vegetation and trees are imperiled, since most people appear to be in complete denial that anything at all is amiss. I’m very interested to look at your links which I will do this morning.

    Just to clarify about the ozone – Nr, the primary precursor, also comes from a couple of other important sources besides transportation (planes & international shipping are huge a well as cars) – emissions from coal burning power plants and agricultural fertilization. Given the massive increase in activity in Asia, it is not too surprising that in fact we have entered a new era of air pollution. So yes, ozone has been around for a long time, and causing localized tree die off from high peak levels. What has changed is that the constant, persistent background level is now about twice what it was in preindustrial times, and above the threshold that plants can tolerate, even in remote places. The plants never get a break, in other words. That is why they currently all show injury to leaves.

    This extreme, global damage preceded the Fukushima disaster by at least several years. For instance, one of the first assessments of global forest dieback was published in 2010 by Craig Allen – but was completed by March 2009, and the data obviously preceded that date (naturally the authors attribute it to drought and climate change, ignoring other empirical evidence such as identical symptoms in places that haven’t experienced drought, but that’s another issue!)

    (http://www.fort.usgs.gov/Products/Publications/22509a/22509a.pdf)

    Fukushima as you know didn’t occur until March 2011. Before that, people who noticed dying trees often blamed corexit from the Gulf Oil spill, even though damage is almost uniform across the earth. You can look at my own blog and see that I began photographing evidence in 2009, because of what I observed in 2008. It’s much easier to blame Tepco, or BP, or a New World Order but I am afraid it is simply all of us, and our way of life, that is bringing down Nature.

    I think the best explanation for the rapid acceleration in damage is simply due to the way collapse proceeds in uneven lurches. The biosphere is in collapse, both on land and in the ocean, and it is plunging down the steep slope after the tipping point was passed. I’m working on a post about this paper, but you might be interested in the abstract: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v486/n7401/full/nature11018.html#/affil-auth

    The lead author sent me the pdf, and even more interesting are the references, of course there is Rocktrom’s Planetary Boundaries, but others that are new to me. I have only just begun looking them up and reading them – but they are fascinating, in case you are interested, links below.

    Anyway thanks again, I’m glad to have found your blog and I’m looking forward to reading more.

    Gail

    Drake, J. M. & Griffen, B. D. Early warning signals of extinction in deteriorating environments. Nature 467, 456–459 (2010).

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v467/n7314/full/nature09389.html

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    Holtgrieve, G. W. et al. A coherent signature of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition to
    remote watersheds of the northern hemisphere. Science 334, 1545–1548 (2011). This paper documents how human impacts are reaching into remote ecosystems.

    http://www.sciencemag.org/content/334/6062/1545.abstract

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    Penuelas, J., Sardans, J., Rivas-Ubach, A. & Janssens, I. A. The human-induced imbalance between C, N and P in Earth’s life system. Glob. Change Biol. 18, 3–6 (2012).

    http://www.creaf.uab.es/Global-Ecology/Pdfs_UEG/2011%20GlobChangeBiol.pdf

    However, there are several studies that report no significant increases or even reductions in global tree growth and global carbon sinks, despite the increase in atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and despite the general increase in N deposition (Pen˜uelas et al., 2011).

    These results suggest that other factors have overridden the potential growth benefits of a CO2-rich world at many sites. It is thus still uncertain how this N increase affects the global C cycle. This uncertainty is linked, among other factors such as water availability, to the possible limiting role of other nutrients and their interactions (Reich et al., 2006).

    ___________________________

    Drake, J. M. & Griffen, B. D. Early warning signals of extinction in deteriorating environments. Nature 467, 456–459 (2010).
    ______________

    Hastings, A. & Wysham, D. Regime shifts in ecological systems can occur with no warning. Ecol. Lett. 13, 464–472 (2010). This paper points out that regime shifts in complex systems need not result from saddle-node bifurcations and thus may not show the typical early warning signals.

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    Scheffer, M. et al. Early-warning signals for critical transitions. Nature 461, 53–59 (2009).
    This paper presents a general approach to the detection of critical transitions
    and outlines the possibility of there being general indicators.
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    Carpenter, S. R. et al. Early warnings of regime shifts: a whole-ecosystem experiment. Science 332, 1079–1082 (2011).

  4. Tritium is much worse than originally thought.

    ” However, tritium beta rays are of greater biological effectiveness than gamma rays and x rays. For example, tritium in the oxide form is about 2 to 3 times more effective at low doses or low dose rates than gamma rays from 137Cs or 60Co. When tritium is bound to organic molecules, relative biological effectiveness values may be somewhat larger than those for tritium in oxide form.”

    http://www.nirs.org/radiation/tritium/abstr14.pdf (p. 14)

    The EPA standards for drinking water allow 100 times more tritium than cesium-137. This research is saying tritium is at least 200 times worse than the EPA standards suggest.

  5. Thanks for the link to Gail’s impressive analysis, Bobby1. I especially love the Melville references, Gail!

    The death of the trees began before 2011, but the impact of the whole history of nuclear bombs and nuclear power plant radiation in the atmosphere before that time has been ignored by much of the environmental community.

    Scientists have established that there has been a catastrophic loss of ozone in the months right before and after Fukushima (there are reports of problems at Fukushima in the months preceding 3/11, and jumps in EPA radnet data).

    Arctic ozone hole
    On March 15, 2011, a record ozone layer loss was observed, with about half of the ozone present over the Arctic having been destroyed.[70][71][72][73] The change was attributed to increasingly cold winters in the Arctic stratosphere at an altitude of approximately 20 km (12 mi), a change associated with global warming in a relationship that is still under investigation.[74] By March 25, the ozone loss had become the largest compared to that observed in all previous winters with the possibility that it would become an ozone hole.[75] This would require that the quantities of ozone to fall below 200 Dobson units, from the 250 recorded over central Siberia.[75] It is predicted that the thinning layer would affect parts of Scandinavia and Eastern Europe on March 30–31.[75]
    On 2 October 2011, a study was published in the journal Nature, which said that between December 2010 and March 2011 up to 80% of the ozone in the atmosphere at about 20 kilometres (12 mi) above the surface was destroyed.[76] The level of ozone depletion was severe enough that scientists said it could be compared to the ozone hole that forms over Antarctica every winter.[76] According to the study, “for the first time, sufficient loss occurred to reasonably be described as an Arctic ozone hole.”[76] The study analyzed data from the Aura and CALIPSO satellites, and determined that the larger-than-normal ozone loss was due to an unusually long period of cold weather in the Arctic, some 30 days more than typical, which allowed for more ozone-destroying chlorine compounds to be created.[77] According to Lamont Poole, a co-author of the study, cloud and aerosol particles on which the chlorine compounds are found “were abundant in the Arctic until mid March 2011—much later than usual—with average amounts at some altitudes similar to those observed in the Antarctic, and dramatically larger than the near-zero values seen in March in most Arctic winters.”[77]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone_depletion#Arctic_ozone_hole

    http://enenews.com/beware-spring-maximum-radioactive-fallout

    http://wn.com/arctic_ozone_loss

    Project Argus
    About 1800 km southwest of Cape Town, South Africa, USS Norton Sound launched three modified X-17A missiles armed with 1.7 kt W-25 nuclear warheads into the upper atmosphere, where high altitude nuclear explosions took place. Due to the South Atlantic Anomaly, the Van Allen radiation belt is closer to the Earth’s surface at that location.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Argus

    Starfish Prime
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish_Prime

    All nuclear explosions from 1945 to 1998

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dpaw0OBmB4

  6. AN OVERVIEW

    HAZARDS OF LOW LEVEL RADIOACTIVITY

    by Sara Shannon

    Winter, 1998

    http://ratical.org/radiation/HoLLR.html

    (4) LOSS OF OXYGEN GLOBALLY
    Walter Russell, a visionary artist and scientist, predicted in his book Atomic Suicide? published in 1957 that due to man-made radioactivity we would experience a loss of oxygen in the air that we breathe. In a similar way to the predictions of Andrei Sakharov in the 1950’s, Walter Russell’s foresight is now coming true. Our current oxygen resources are low. The percentage of oxygen in the air is down to about 19 percent. (BioTech News 1997) The expected amount is 21 percent oxygen. Some experts say that we may have originally evolved in an atmosphere of 38 percent oxygen. But now, due to the loss of forests and ocean plankton, our two sources of oxygen production, measurements of oxygen as low as 12 percent and 15 percent have been made in heavily industrialized areas. This oxygen-depleted condition is a contributing cause of the generalized lack of well-being that many are experiencing. And it does not look good for the future. We need oxygen to live!

    Trees and green plants provide about half, and plankton provide the other half of our oxygen. Phytoplankton, which are the base of the marine food chain, is declining. Various studies confirm this: plankton in parts of the Antarctic Ocean is declining up to 12 percent. (S. Weiler. Testimony to Senate Commerce Committee, November 15, 1991)

    Trees absorb radioactive carbon-14 in place of stable forms of carbon and in this way they are gradually killed. The book, The Petkau Effect, by Ralph Graeub tells how radioactivity has harmed trees and forests: “It is assumed that the decisive physiological damage resulting in current forest death must have begun during the 1950’s. This is depicted in a reduction in density and width of tree rings, and in reduced growth, which is true in the Northern Hemisphere and in the Himalayas…. Neither aging, location, nor climate can be considered as the possible sole cause of damage…. The growth ring of a tree shows exactly what effects the tree has experienced, both in terms of time and seriousness…. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, there must have been a global wave of air pollution which caused the initial damage.”

    The author speculates that it could not be just the usual chemicals which are so damaging the trees. And he explains that these trees are mainly within the 30th to 60th parallels of northern latitude. “This zone contains the most nuclear power plants — over 300 — and almost all nuclear reprocessing centers. Also, the vast majority of nuclear weapons tests occurred in this area.”

    (5) OZONE BREAKDOWN
    The protective layer of ozone around the Earth filters solar and cosmic rays from reaching our planet. Ozone surrounds the Earth in a layer between six and thirty miles above sea level. It is formed when light rays strike molecules of oxygen, which is 02, and cause them to break into two separate oxygen atoms, or 0 and 0. An atom of oxygen then combines with a molecule of oxygen and forms ozone which is 03. It breaks down again and then recombines again. And so on; unless it is interfered with.

    August 1954

    “It will not take many years to utterly destroy the encircling protective walls which surround this planet and protect the Earth from burning up by the sun’s hot rays.”
    (Walter Russell, Newsletter of the University of Science and Philosophy)

    1957

    Walter Russell publishes his book Atomic Suicide? whose principle message is that the development of the nuclear weaponry and nuclear industry, if it continues, will eventually destroy the planet’s oxygen.

    “The element of surprise which could delay the discovery of the great danger, and thus allow more plutonium piles to come into existence, is the fact that scientists are looking near the ground for fallout dangers. The greatest radioactive dangers are accumulating from eight to twelve miles up in the stratosphere. The upper atmosphere is already charged with death-dealing radioactivity, for which it has not yet sent us the bill. It is slowly coming and we will have to pay for it in another century, even if atomic energy plants ceased today.” (Atomic Suicide?, p. 18)
    Later in the book he predicts that these effects of radiation would not be noticed “until the late seventies”.

    1982 and 1984

    Two German reports cite that radioactive krypton, which is released in the daily operation of nuclear plants and through the reprocessing of used reactor fuel elements, is affecting the distribution of the electric fields in the atmosphere.

    1984

    A team of British scientists find an ozone hole over the Antarctic larger than the Continental U.S.

    1987

    The ozone hole is twice as large as the U.S. It is discovered that ozone is not diminishing just over the south pole but globally.

    March 1988

    The ozone hole makes headlines.

    1987-88

    The consensus of opinion says that various man-made chemicals are the sole cause of ozone breakdown; especially compounds of chlorine (CFC’s) and bromine (halon fire extinguishers) and a lot of talk about hair spray and refrigerators. A leading authority on the ozone problem, NASA’s Dr. Robert Watson admitted many scientists were “baffled” by findings of ozone depletion even in areas where CFC’s action was negligible. He called the extent of the hole’s growth “absolutely unexpected”.

    April 6, 1989

    “Scientists reported yesterday that for the first time they have detected an increase in “biologically relevant” levels of ultraviolet radiation reaching the ground as a result of the ozone hole over the Antarctica. This is the first indication that the depletion of ozone is beginning to cause the potentially harmful effect that has long been predicted.” (The Washington Post)

    Late 1990

    University of California researchers publish their findings that phytoplankton are reproducing less profusely than before. Observing the plankton in the Belingshausen Sea they found that increased UV appears to be suppressing the phytoplankton’s productivity by 6 to 12%.

    1992

    Both NASA and the World Meteorological Society reported 10 to 25 percent ozone depletion measured over the northern United States, Canada, Europe and the Antarctica (ozone hole being three times the size of the United States).

    1994

    An article in a German journal Strahlentelex (March 3, 1994) explains that the nuclear industry is responsible for the ozone hole. The authors, Giebel and Sternglass explains that radioactive gases like krypton-85 from nuclear plants and from the nuclear fuel recycling plants go up to the stratosphere where they create water droplets from the moisture which in turn form ice crystals on the surface of which the destruction of the ozone by the fluorhydrocarbons is greatly accelerated.

    A quote from this article explains:

    “The nuclear industry is responsible for the ozone hole. Radioactive gases like Krypton-85 appear in increasing amounts due to the bomb tests, releases and accidents at nuclear reactors and especially from the nuclear fuel recycling plants. Krypton-85 goes up to the stratosphere where it creates ice crystals which catalytically enhance the destruction of ozone by the fluorhydrocarbons.”
    Note: Krypton-85 has a half-life of 10.7 years and a whole life of 217 years.

    “The ozone layer, if it disappears, disappears for all of us.” (Isaac Asimov)

    1994-95

    Hawaii reached its lowest level of ozone on record. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a 40% increase in dangerous ultraviolet light on the Big Island.

    March 1996

    The World Meteorological Agency reports “the extremely worrying” development of an unprecedented 45 percent ozone thinning over Greenland, Scandinavia and Western Siberia.

    Summer 1997

    Research from the Antarctic Marine Living Resources program find “krill abundance in the Antarctic Peninsula region is down 60 to 90 percent since the early 1980’s”.

  7. The global health effects of nuclear war
    Published in Current Affairs Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 7, December 1982, pp. 14-26

    Brian Martin

    http://www.bmartin.cc/pubs/82cab/index.html

    ….Previous nuclear explosions have injected an estimated 5 tonnes of plutonium into the atmosphere.[22] No one knows what effect this is having on human health. One of the highest estimates of the consequences is by John Gofman, who thinks 950,000 people worldwide may die of lung cancer as a result of this plutonium, over a period of many decades.[23]

    In the early 1970s scientists first became aware[24] that oxides of nitrogen play a large role in reducing ozone levels through catalytic destruction: a single nitric oxide molecule can help destroy many molecules of ozone without being destroyed itself.[25] This knowledge soon led to concern about the effects of oxides of nitrogen from supersonic transport aircraft (SSTs) on ozone and led to studies on this problem[26] and later to studies of other threats to ozone such as from fluorocarbons from aerosol sprays and refrigerants.[27]

    Another major threat to ozone comes from nuclear explosions. Nitric oxide is produced essentially by the ‘burning’ of nitrogen in the atmosphere, and this occurs whenever air temperatures are sufficiently hot: in automobile engines, in aircraft engines and in nuclear explosions. Studies of the creation of oxides of nitrogen by nuclear explosions were first undertaken as part of the SST debate, to determine whether the nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s and 1960s had reduced observed ozone levels.[28] It was only in 1974 that John Hampson made a point which had been overlooked, namely that large-scale nuclear war could cause a major and disastrous reduction in ozone levels.[29]

    Calculations made in the mid-1970s assuming large nuclear arsenals with many high-yield explosions concluded that reductions of ozone could reach 50 per cent or more in the northern hemisphere, with smaller reductions in the southern hemisphere.[30] But since the number of high-yield weapons in present nuclear arsenals is now smaller, much less oxides of nitrogen would be deposited in the stratosphere by nuclear war than assumed in earlier calculations, and so significant ozone reductions are unlikely.[31]

    If significant ozone reduction did occur, the most important direct effect on humans would be an increase in skin cancer. However, this is seldom lethal, and could be avoided by reducing exposure to sunlight. Potentially more serious would be effects on crops.[32] Some of the important grains, for example, are sensitive to uv. Whether the net effects on crop yields would be significant is hard to estimate.

    …One of those who think that scientists may be underestimating the danger is John Hampson, who originally raised the alarm about the effects of nuclear war on ozone. Here some of Hampson’s views will be outlined,[34]

    … Hampson agrees that high uv levels do not pose a serious direct threat to human health. But he is less optimistic about effects on the biosphere. He has his own ideas, contrary to the current scientific orthodoxy, about the evolution of the ozone layer in the history of the earth, and the evolution of life under it. Among many points he raises, he thinks that studies of the impact of changes in ozone should begin with organisms he calls procarytoids, which are capable of forming amino acids directly from natural elements. He thinks it should be determined whether increased uv from ozone reductions could eliminate procarytoids, and whether humans could survive without their existence.

  8. thank you all, brilliant comments
    will humans survive? certainly the world we knew is forever altered in profound and deadly ways.
    Many Blessings to all of you for such thoughtful info
    Thank you and Many Blessings Bobby1

  9. Here is anouther pissed off guy also in BC having the same death of tree’s taken 6 months after Fukushmia
    Says videos from NZ show same thing of trees dieing there also…
    These pine seem to be taking up rain water and needles dieing from base to tip ! base discolored and dieing while tips are still green
    november 3 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYVHThta6xA

    don’t let him being upset keep you from seeing the distrution !

  10. Waging a battle to protect fruit

    KIRKSVILLE– Growing fruit is a true labor of love because there are so many pests waiting to deny you the fruits of your labor. Fruit growers are in a constant battle against diseases, fungi and insects.

    Spring is the best time to draw battle lines against these invaders. Several types of fungi attack fruit trees. On apple and pear trees, they can harm the roots, foliage, bark and branches.

    Do you have peach trees? Peach leaf curl is caused by a fungus that makes leaves curl, pucker and turn red …

    http://dailyjournalonline.com/democrat-news/news/opinion/columnists/waging-a-battle-to-protect-fruit/article_ad436e84-9c91-11e2-8f7e-0019bb2963f4.html

    Vital Plant Communication with Bacteria and Fungus
    April 1, 2013

    Several of the most important factors needed for plant survival are very dependent upon extremely complex back and forth, multi-layered communication – these include the use of vital plant communication with bacteria and fungus.

    What is a symbiosis–two forces approaching and each learning the signaling language for the …

    http://jonlieffmd.com/blog/vital-plant-communication-with-bacteria-and-fungus

  11. I have come to the conclusion that we have amongst us the few that are trying to terra form this planet for alien life forms that do not require as much O2 as we and the animal life on this planet do? 🙂
    Perhaps reduce or shorten our life spans so that we do not reach or go too far beyond the retirement age. It costs the system too much money to support elderly people in particular since most have not got enough Superannuation for a longer self funded retirement and will have to fall back on the pensions. As our population ages we need to have younger people replace the older workers to fund the Tax funded services. China has just realised this now. Henceforth they are removing the one child policy. I have been placing comments about this for over a year now as I realise that in our western Society we often have 1 to 2 children and we are lucky that we have retirement homes and caring facilities for the aged. Beijing had 2 such retirement homes set up by foreigners. Most families have to care for the elderly or hire people to do this. This gets very tricky and expensive when the older people get sick or have disabilities. Japan has an increasing Diminished Population problem. They fear that in a few generations they will be reduced to a very small Japanese population due to work and other reasons the young people are not starting families. So the Government there is now trying to encourage and promote families and family growth.
    Human experimentation,and exploitation of dangerous substances and chemical additives into just about everything we use and consume have what is termed as “Safe Acceptable Levels” of Cancer causing agents.
    Utter stupidity.
    We have known since 1930 (Dr Otto Warberg) that Cancer thrives in Acidic and poorly Oxygenated systems.
    So much money spent on Cancer research and still NO Official cancer cures?
    Cancer is a Trillion Dollar business and has increased by a stated 500% in the past 100 years up to 2010. Coincidentally this is the time period we had the Technological boom and the military experimental toys. The Industrial age.
    Then Bigpond news had an article 2011/12 that some research company (not named in the article) claimed that Cancer will increase by a further 72% by 2020?
    When we look into this further we find claims of cancer cures with 80% cure rates using alternate or natural treatments.
    Saddly, supressed or taken out of action by any means.

  12. So excited to find you guys. Trees are dying in Boulder CO also…greatly accelerated this summer. Til I came across you I had yet to find any sane responsible adults to talk with about this. My conclusions are the same as yours…namely loss of ozone due to FUKU radiation and tritium etc…in the rain/snow water.

    Here is an article I wrote on it. I also have papers on the solutions…

    http://jana-sovereignstate.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-death-of-boulder-cos-trees.html

    • Welcome Jana!

      Yes, lots of leaf and tree damage this year. It was especially bad in 2012, but it is making a big comeback this summer, in Baltimore.

  13. Hi Bobby, I saw it coming on last summer, but this summer everyday now I see tree carnage getting worse. If things continue at this pace of acceleration the area will be denuded of tree cover in 5 years…making way for mega-fires throughout Colorado. When considering a total kill of tree cover…some of the effects such as loss of water table due to runoff could be mediated with a major engineering project of swales, mulch, compost tea etc…to allow soft herbaceous vegetation to flourish. Pioneer species (gorse, broom, lupin, etc..) may have to be planted to hold soil on the land until the ozone layer is revived and the radioactivity is reduced enough for “trees” to be re-established. Permaculturalists such as Geoff Lawton and David Holmgren should be consulted prior to engaging in a city-wide, state-wide or continent-wide game plan.

    There is a sophisticated soil biz here in Boulder I have contacts with, they are reading my paper…hopefully I can get in with them.

    It is good to have company in this bioholocaust.

    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/08/breaking-pacific-ocean-all-dead-report-canadians-after-survey-red-alert-video-3010744.html

  14. RADIOACTIVITY: I am working on a tritium toxicity theory arising from my observations of the changes in morphology this year. Tritium (3H) is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen that emits beta particles with a maximum energy of 18 keV (average 5.7 keV) as it decays to helium. Tritium is a naturally occurring radioactive form of hydrogen that is produced in the atmosphere when cosmic rays collide with air molecules. As a result, tritium is found in very small or trace amounts in groundwater throughout the world. The nucleus of tritium (sometimes called a triton) contains one proton and two neutrons, the extra neutron makes it unstable. Thus tritium emits a weak form of radiation, a low-energy beta particle similar to an electron that appears to be 2-3 times more able to cause some kinds of damage in biological material than do gamma-rays.

    The tritium radiation does not travel very far in air and cannot penetrate the skin, however ingesting, inhaling or absorbing it poses a serious threat to human health. Once tritium enters the body, it disperses quickly and is uniformly distributed throughout the soft tissues. The body is not able to distinguish between radioactive and non-radioactive chemicals and will as readily incorporate the one as the other into tissue, bone, muscle or organs, identifying them as ordinary nutrients. The radioactive chemicals remain in the body until biologically eliminated in urine or feces. Half of the tritium is excreted within approximately 10 days after exposure.

    Low dose effects of chronic ionizing radiation exposure led to several non-cancerous effects: Iron accumulation, modification of cytochrome P450 expression, changes in vitamin D metabolism, increases in paradoxical sleep and anxiety, a decrease in short-term memory, changes of oxidative defenses, and modification of cellular density in the intestinal mucosa, decrease in arterial pressure, and a decrease in mitochondrial function.

    We might consider the effects of what radioactive Hydrogen (Tritium 3HOH) toxicity in rain water and ocean water does to the geometry of life. Consider that it is hydrogen bonds that hold DNA together…so surely we should see marked and progressive changes in morphology and biochemistry, epigenetics and genetics. When DNA becomes defective, the new cells and their new DNA will be defective, and the damage will be passed from one generation to the next, indefinitely.

    One might imagine what having an extra neutron in something as fundamental to life as hydrogen would do…in changing a molecule’s relationship to Zeropoint, gravity, and the environment. Most of the human body consists of water, which is made from hydrogen and oxygen. Most of the mass of the human body is oxygen, while most of the atoms in the human body are hydrogen atoms. When in contact with any hydrocarbon the tritium atom replaces the natural hydrogen. What does that extra neutron do to the geometry of life?

    I will be posting some Leaf photos in the next few days, however you probably will not be able to intuit the changes as you don’t know what these leaves normally look like. You can only observe changes in your own environment, so I suggest you keep your eyes peeled. I will ask Jason Verbelli the greatest thinker of Russellian science what he thinks that having an extra neutron in water does to living things…any tritated water coming in contact with life becomes organically bound tritium…radiating into the lifeform of which it is a part.

    It is obviously tritium and other radioactive elements that is killing branches and trees…trees are losing their branches and the greenery ends up only around the trunk as a last ditched effort to protect the trunk from sunlight, to cool it, and conserve what little life/energy the tree has left. Tritium 3HOH contamination of water by any amount would lead to major metabolic and physical effects including DNA damage, reduced photosynthesis and carbohydrate metabolism. Morphological changes, vulnerability to pests and disease, disruption in the symbiotic relationship with microbes and possible sterilization of the soil. And tritium is undoubtedly the least of the radioactive agents we are currently being exposed to due to Fukushima.

  15. Quote of obewanspeaks: “1400 cold records the other day and nobody told these boys and girls that C02 will hold the cold just as well as the heat.. 🙁 I think they call it dry ice.”

    http://enenews.com/cbs-news-hundreds-of-whales-in-bay-on-california-coast-its-never-been-like-this-we-just-cant-even-believe-it-experts-we-just-arent-sure-whats-going-on-this-is-a-once-in-a-lifetime/comment-page-1#comment-419254

    Quote of zogerke: “Here is some of Danger Kittys thread
    ‘ danger kitty
    July 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm · Reply

    morphological effects due to gamma radiation: (a) Reduction in number and size of leaflets, winged petiole, no terminal leaflet; (b) palmately compound leaf, irregular, dwarfing; (c) lobing, irregular, dwarfing, no terminal leaflet; (d) lobing, irregular, dwarfing, large irregular teeth; (e) reduction in number and size of leaflets, fusion of lateral and terminal leaflets; (f) alternate arrangement of leaflets; (g) dwarfing, large irregular teeth, lobing; (h) extra leaflets at base of leaf or lack of rachis elongation; (i) reduction in number of leaflets, irregular, lobing, fusion; (j) apparent fusion of leaves, thus a common petiole, or because of the appearance of lower leaflets, there may have been development of parallel meristematic areas; (k) reduction in number and size of leaflets, lobing irregular, alternate leaflets; (I) apparent fusion of leaves, thus a common petiole.'”

    “AND: from her post:
    THE INVISIBLE BECOMES VISIBLE
    I can walk up to me tree(Fraxinus spp) in my part of Southern California and find mutated leaves. At this point in time 2 to 4 percent per tree are MUTATED. Not a virus, not insect damage, not fungus or bacteria. MUTATION. Keep in mind that I am a certified arborist, by definition a world-class class tree expert. The tree leaves are mutated. We now have an’ indicator species’.
    So, what causes mutation in plants? I turned to the venerable authority; a book from UC Davis: Plant Propagation: principles and practices by Hartmann & Lester. Baystate mutations are induced by 1)colchicine- a very toxic chemical used by plant breeders. 2) x-rays or. 3) radioactive emissions . The first two are clearly not happening at a neighborhood level. That leaves number 3, radioactive emissions. Ding! Anyone here that’s paying attention knows the truth of that.”

    http://enenews.com/govt-expert-big-big-decline-alaska-caribou-last-years-high-mortality-rate-adults-low-survival-rate-calves-2011-12-worrisome-quickly-mortality-rates-changing-truth-dont-happened-audio/comment-page-1#comment-554935

    Quote of Sparky: “Obewan, Wow, your post reminds me that all of the fires across the US (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php#) are probably putting radiation contamination that has settled on/in the trees and other vegetation and soil back into the air for opportunistic transport via the jet stream, rain, water ways, etc., spreading futher inland and across the US.

    This has probably been going on months. I didn’t consider this when viewing the elevated rad readings on NETC. So may opportunities for new and recirculated rad exposure and ingestion.”

    http://enenews.com/govt-expert-big-big-decline-alaska-caribou-last-years-high-mortality-rate-adults-low-survival-rate-calves-2011-12-worrisome-quickly-mortality-rates-changing-truth-dont-happened-audio/comment-page-1#comment-555014

    find satellite MODIS maps from Terra Satellite.

    Quote of General User: “Watching the trees change color yet again in JULY…”

    I organically manage 30 leased acres in Western Pennsylvania, and the Cherry trees are dumping lower leaves already!”

    http://enenews.com/govt-expert-big-big-decline-alaska-caribou-last-years-high-mortality-rate-adults-low-survival-rate-calves-2011-12-worrisome-quickly-mortality-rates-changing-truth-dont-happened-audio/comment-page-1#comment-553851

    If i had already posted this elsewhere here, i sincerely apologize.
    Am still a little frazzled by recent events @ Fuku Diary.
    Has anybody SEEN Iori Mochizuki in video since his last self-footage on April 11, 2014?

  16. The Phloem Theory of Carnage—If you observe your own area you will see that there is a ubiquitous pattern of die off in ALL vegetation, which cannot be explained by anything prior to the nuclear industry age. All normal plant death/disease causes and symptoms are secondary to this fundamental ubiquitous cause. My current understanding of what I am observing is that radiation in the ground water is oxidizing, hardening and destroying the water carrying capacity of the phloem. This would explain the leaf-stork bending, leaves closing up, the branch bending/twisting and dying, whole tree death, and also the smaller leaf size, the chlorosis and all other symptoms.

    The way bark peels off of living branches and trunks is a surefire symptom of phloem death…the most vital organ of the plant rendered useless by ionizing radiation. The loss of phloem transportability would also lead to root ineffectiveness, root death and loss of synergy between the soil microbes and root systems…not to mention plant immunity and ecosystem common-wellbeing. Other symptoms such as leaf-surface etching, spotting, galling, misshapen growth etc… are more directly related to direct radiation exposure through rainfall, snow etc… The majority of apparent clear and present damage is to the phloem system, which is a kill shot to inevitable tree death. This phloem theory of tree carnage could be easily verified in laboratories.

  17. Thanks Bobby.
    THE ICEBERG PRINCIPLE
    Observation that in many (if not most) cases only a very small amount (the ‘tip’) of information is available or visible about a situation or phenomenon, whereas the ‘real’ information or bulk of data is either unavailable or hidden.
    Unless you are actually in the thick of the carnage it is the tendency of the human mind to try and find “safer” alternatives for the symptoms such as…“I think you need to nail down details on air particulates and radiation levels, otherwise drought/flood could be responsible…and areas where Roundup was used and maybe washed down into tree root zones could be the prob in some of those urban plantings.”
    It is apparent to me that because the bank of resources in the trees allows them to hold onto their greenery long after the kill shot of the atomic physical-mechanical damage to the phloem in the roots and trunk has already manifested…that we are seeing only the 1/10 top of the iceberg, and that the damage is far greater than is observable even now.
    I have never seen the iceberg principle more perfectly displayed than in the death of the Boulder trees…without even taking into account genetic mutation further down the line.

  18. I have contacted over 40 people of importance/influence with ZERO replies and still the carnage continues.

    As of autumn 2014 over 50% of the trees in Boulder are in their last death throws due to radiation oxidizing the phloem, and considering the speed of their decline it will be 80% next year, and virtually 100% in 2016. Observation says that it is oxidation of the phloem in the entire tree which was noticable in 2013 and now is off the charts. It is not just the insides that are undergoing oxidation, the leaves and bark are also showing extreme oxidation and rapid aging (senescence). All vegetation is rusting and burning up, even pond scum. The trunks are cracking because the phloem is dead, leaves are dying on the tree, along with branches and roots. There is only one thing that could do this…radiation accumulation in soil water…and increased solar radiation.
    If you are in Colorado all you need do is go outside and observe to see that I am correct. See that the leaves are just as readily dying on the tree as turning autumn colors, oxidized rusted leaves and bark, split bark, sap oozing, blacking bark, dead branches, dead trees, blighted leaves, burnt edges of leaves, leaf stalks disorientated and twisted with oxidation, leaves rolling due to oxidation in the leaf stalk. The smell is not the normal sweet smell of a healthy fall…the vegetation smells like death.

  19. A lot of the trees, especially the oak didn’t have enough energy to turn fall colors and drop their leaves, many of the leaves turned brown (dead) on the trees, and when the 1st snow came many of the trees still had green leaves, now of course all those leaves sticking to the trees are dead…it will take all winter for those leaves to slowly dislodge. I will continue to take photos…I have a huge bunch now. I will look into finding a great place online where I can put up all the photos with captions.

    The tree decline has been occurring well before the second world war as noted by Viktor Schauberger…the atmospheric tests started the radical decline on trees already stressed from mineral depletion due to it being 10K since the last iceage and the natural rock dusting that occurs after an iceage. Fukushima was just the last nail in the coffin. The tree death in Boulder looks like it will become absolute.

    A friend suggested that Chillian species would be worth trying out as possible replacement plants. The city will try to replace trees with the same species…which is a complete waste of time.

    Here is my ECOSHOCK article on how to deal with the psychological fallout…
    http://jana-sovereig…./ecoshock.html

    This site is a great one on Fuku fallout

    http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/
    – See more at: http://www.altenergyshift.com/topic/3872-the-death-of-boulder-co%e2%80%99s-trees/page__st__20__gopid__31701#entry31701

  20. BOULDER CO TREE CARNAGE 1, 2 and 3
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5T1mGQS5Q5-YjZwTS12Z2pQUG8/view
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5T1mGQS5Q5-VmRSZ3JrZHJFSW8/view
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7nKUqQ8YI_ZSEduM1Z1MnVYQlU/view

    These are my papers on the Progression of the tree dieoff from Fukushima radiation in Colorado. The main mechanism of tree senescence is the death of the phloem via Fukushima radiation in accumulated precipitation, combined with increased solar radiation due to loss of ozone layer…radically reduced as a consequence of Fukushima. #3 has a brief summary of consequences, and solutions. Wildfires will redistribute a very high % of the load of radioactive fallout in the smoke, ash, snow, rain and runoff.

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