Articles by Robert Hunziker

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Seaspiracy’s Nightmarish Odyssey
Robert Hunziker | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 May 2021

16 May 2021 – Seaspiracy is a powerful new documentary about the hazardous, unruly world of industrial fishing and stomach-churning abuse, overuse, disregard for life. Released by Disrupt Studios on 24 Mar 2021. {Official Trailer | Netflix}

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The Doomsday Glacier Lives up to Its Billing
Robert Hunziker – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

20 Apr 2021 – The 21st century serves as an inflection point of acceleration of climate instability caused by human-generated greenhouse gases, as CO2 emissions increase well beyond the rate of the prior century.

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What If Oumuamua Is the Real Deal?
Robert Hunziker | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

14 Feb 2021 – If Oumuamua is a real alien craft, then Earthlings are doing some really weird stuff on the scale of alien intelligence. Think about it… If it’s an alien craft or drone there’s no way it entered the sun’s solar system, swooping within 15M miles of Earth, powered by fossil fuels. It is the first known interstellar object in our solar system. It’s estimated to be between 330 and 3,280 feet long and between 115 and 548 feet wide and dark red in color, and it tumbles.

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Complex Life Threatened
Robert Hunziker | Countercurrents - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

22 Jan 2021 – Throughout the world, scientists are speaking out like never before. They’re talking about an emergency situation of the health of the planet threatening “complex life,” including, by default, human life. It’s scary stuff.

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A Troubling Discovery in the Arctic
Robert Hunziker | Countercurrents - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Nov 2020

7 Nov 2020 – The satellite call referenced a sleeping giant that has enough carbon firepower to adversely impact the world’s climate system. The expedition discovered methane (CH4) that had been securely frozen in shallow subsea permafrost waters forever, and ever, and ever, now “stirring.” Colloquially, “The Monster of the North awakened.”

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Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean… Seriously?
Robert Hunziker | Countercurrents - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Nov 2020

30 Oct 2020 – For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean as TEPCO struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is stored in more than 1,000 water tanks. Japan’s government has made a decision to dump the contaminated water into the Pacific.

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The Dying Planet Report 2020
Robert Hunziker | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2020

24 Sep 2020 – The World Wildlife Foundation, in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London, recently issued an eye-popping description of the forces of humanity versus life in nature, the Living Planet Report 2020, but the report should really be entitled the Dying Planet Report 2020 because that’s what’s happening in the real world. Not much remains alive.

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Freakish Arctic Fires Alarmingly Intensify
Robert Hunziker | CounterPunch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

12 Aug 2020 – NASA satellite images of fires in eastern Siberia depict an inferno of monstrous proportions, nothing in modern history compares. And, as of July, it’s intensifying. Should people be concerned? Answer: Yes, and double yes.

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Abrupt Ecosystem Collapse
Robert Hunziker | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Apr 2020

A new study in Nature Magazine 8 Apr 2020 casts a disturbing light on the prospects of abrupt ecosystem collapse. The report analyzes the probabilities of collapsing ecosystems en masse, and not simply the loss of individual species.

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Peter Wadhams, Professor Emeritus, Ocean Physics
Robert Hunziker - Counterpunch, 20 Aug 2018

10 Aug 2018 – My mission was to drill down into what’s happening with the climate crisis. I got the answers I was looking for… Methane embedded in frozen deposits in shallow waters north of Siberia is the most underrated and overlooked risk by the scientific community, which prompts many, many hard questions. My follow up question: What will be the impact of a 50Gt pulse? Answer: “It would wipe out civilization within 5 years.”

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Insect Decimation Upstages Global Warming
Robert Hunziker - CounterPunch, 2 Apr 2018

27 Mar 2018 – Everybody’s heard about global warming. It is one of the most advertised existential events of all time. However, there’s a new kid on the block. An alarming loss of insects will likely take down humanity before global warming hits maximum velocity.

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Fukushima Darkness
Robert Hunziker - CounterPunch, 27 Nov 2017

22 Nov 2017 – The radiation effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant triple meltdowns are felt worldwide, whether lodged in sea life or in humans, it cumulates over time. The growing problem of Fukushima’s radiation conundrum.

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Plastic Chokes the Seas
Robert Hunziker – CounterPunch, 31 Jul 2017

28 Jul 2017 – One of the great myths of modern-day society is that people recycle in earnest… saving the environment. Au contraire! Check out the ocean. In the 1960s plastic was found in the stomachs of fewer than 5% of seabirds. By 1980 it jumped to 80%, now 90%. What’s left? National Geographic says that seabird populations dropped 67% between 1950 and 2010.

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American Darkness vs. Bhutan Brightness
Robert Hunziker | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jun 2017

As Donald Trump axes America’s commitment to the Paris Climate Accord, the Kingdom of Bhutan finalizes Bhutan for Life, a fund that will allow the country to remain carbon neutral forever. By ignoring the pressing issue of climate change/global warming, America looks insignificant, undignified, and very weak whereas Bhutan’s carbon neutral commitment looks relevant, sophisticated, and very strong.

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Fukushima: A Lurking Global Catastrophe?
Robert Hunziker | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Feb 2017

19 Feb 2017 – Year over year, ever since 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown grows worse and worse, an ugly testimonial to the inherent danger of generating electricity via nuclear fission, which produces isotopes, some of the most deadly poisonous elements on the face of the planet.

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Fukushima Cover Up
Robert Hunziker | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Nov 2016

31 Oct 2016 – It is literally impossible for the world community to get a clear understanding of, and truth about, the Fukushima nuclear disaster. This statement is based upon the Feature article in Columbia Journalism Review (“CJR”) dated October 25, 2016 entitled: “Sinking a Bold Foray into Watchdog Journalism in Japan” by Martin Fackler.

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Loss of Planet Reflectivity an Impending Catastrophe
Robert Hunziker | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2016

19 Sep 2016 – The planet’s air conditioning system is on the blink, working intermittently, losing its glinting, lustrous white reflectiveness, as it turns deep blue, absorbing 90% of sunlight rather than reflecting it back into outer space. The repercussions of Arctic sea ice loss are immense.

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The Sick Ocean
Robert Hunziker - CounterPunch, 12 Sep 2016

8 Sep 2016 – A major new scientific report, “Explaining Ocean Warming” was released on 5 Sep. It is grim. The findings are based upon peer-reviewed research compiled by 80 scientists from 12 countries. It is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken on the subject of warming of the ocean.

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Neoliberalism Nakedly Exposed
Robert Hunziker – CounterPunch, 20 Jun 2016

14 Jun 2016 – A recent IMF study (June 2016) exposes flaws in neoliberal policy that have afflicted progressive issues for over 40 years. The title of the study itself “Neoliberalism: Oversold?” hints at the underlying thesis that something must be wrong. Why else pose the question? “Instead of delivering growth, some neoliberal policies have increased inequality, in turn jeopardizing durable expansion.” (Neoliberalism: Oversold? IMF, Finance & Development, June 2016, Vol. 53, No. 2).

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Fukushima: Worse Than a Disaster
Robert Hunziker - CounterPunch, 13 Jun 2016

Disasters can be cleaned up. 600 tons of hot molten core, or corium, are missing and it is not likely the fuel will ever be recovered: “Nobody really knows where the fuel is at this point, and this fuel is still very radioactive and will be for a long time.” Nobody has experience with a Fukushima-type 100% meltdown, possibly burrowed into the ground, but nobody really knows for sure.

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Troika Heat-Seeking Missile Destroys Greece
Robert Hunziker – Dissident Voice, 30 May 2016

23 May 2016 – It is scorched-earth economic warfare, ordinarily referred to as neoliberalism. The newest twist/manipulation in negotiations with Troika for Greece survival (demise) in order to provide the country with €86 billion of which 90% pays off debt, 10% to the state, demands Greece cut pensions (again), raise taxes (again), privatize state assets (for a song), and deregulate (squelch) labor. Inspirational?

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Fukushima Flunks Decontamination
Robert Hunziker - CounterPunch, 23 May 2016

Fukushima’s growing radiation problem.

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The Ugly Truth Behind the Greek Bailout
Robert Hunziker - CounterPunch, 16 May 2016

IMF Queen Christine’s backroom stratagem, described in a WikiLeaks’ leaked confidential letter exclusive to Troika members, preceded the three-day nationwide strike in very strong protest against more and more, infinitely more, austerity measures burying the Greek people as quid pro quo for bailout money, which almost exclusively (95%) serves to service creditors. This is insanity of the highest order. How can Greeks at all accede to a measly 5%?

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Fukushima Radiation: A Killer
Robert Hunziker – Dissident Voice, 28 Mar 2016

Today, the radiation at the Fukushima plant is still so powerful it has proven impossible to get into its bowels to find and remove the extremely dangerous blobs of melted fuel rods, weighing hundreds of tonnes. Five robots sent into the reactors have failed to return. It’s killing robots!

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Fukushima Amplifies Murphy’s Law
Robert Hunziker - CounterPunch, 21 Dec 2015

Murphy’s Law has found a permanent home in Fukushima: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Why nuke plants are as dangerous as nuclear weapons.

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Fukushima Gets A Lot Uglier
Robert Hunziker - CounterPunch, 9 Nov 2015

As time passes, a bona fide message emerges from within the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster scenario, and that message is that once a nuclear power plant loses it, the unraveling only gets worse and worse until it’s at its worst, and still, there’s no stopping it. Similar to opening Pandora’s box, there’s no stopping a ferocious atom-splitting insanity that knows no end.

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