Global Warming and Inland Water August 20, 2007

This picture is of a large creek out here that I remember being able to see the bottom of. Like so many of the water bodies here and elsewhere this is no longer the case. What is happening to our inland waters?

I went on a little tour of some of the spots I have been watching for the past 4+ years. I was not surprised at what I saw. I had predicted that what is now happening in our waterways was coming. I said it was just a matter of time. Now here it is. I used to find the strange multicoloured waterborne microbial masses in small (meaning narrow and relatively shallow) waterways where the water either moved very slowly to not at all, or where water flow had become impeded by a buildup of branches or other obstacles. In 2004, I predicted that this visible mass of microbial soup would eventually start accumulating in visible quantities in larger bodies of water. I suspected it was already there but would take longer in the larger water bodies to accumulate enough mass to become visible.

Well, here we are. Unfortunately, I was right. It is now showing up in large waterways such as creeks and next will be our lakes and rivers, and of coarse our watersheds. It first builds visible mass along the banks, and if the water does not keep the accumulation moving it will become visible throughout the waterbodies. While at a location a good two miles from here that looks exactly like this one, two ladies walking a dog and myself got talking. They never saw this before. I explained that it was only in the ditches last year. Now it is filling up the creeks. They asked if it could make the birds sick. I said very possibly. I know why they asked me that. The Avian Influenza hot zone is adjacent to the waterway where I met these ladies, and the one in the above photo snakes right through it. No one was ever completely satisfied with the explanation(s) given around the officially named Avian Influenza event. Perhaps it was, perhaps it was not, and then again, perhaps it was, plus more. There remains some discontentment in relation to the explanation(s) pertaining to that event to this day. No one feels the “whole story” was ever revealed in regard to this occurrence. I have to agree with the skeptics on this one, literally based on events within my own journey here that had relevance to the so named Avian Influenza event.

Someone came up with a novel way to prevent photographing the ditches I used to monitor. They no longer cut the grass in the ditches making it impossible without some intentional clearing effort to see clearly what is there, and virtually impossible to get a useful pic of same.

This won’t work with the large creeks though.

In the area where I find the most profound accumulation of this stuff there are several key factors. There is the geography. This is all land near a world famous fish bearing river, and high inland water table. There are quite a few creeks in the area.

The use of the land is in my opinion not practical or wise. There is a military base, a lot of farms, including factory farms and massive greenhouse operations, our dump, and the sewage treatment plant which also grows trees in this area fertilized with treated sewage.

There is a small island on the river, right across from the sewage treatment plant outflow which is a bird sanctuary. There was a lot of sawmill operations along this stretch of the river as well.

All this within a roughly 5 mile radius.

In the past recent years some of the sawmill or timber operations in this vicinity have moved their operations back from the river’s shore, which is of specific interest to me.

This after the Avian influenza outbreak in this area, followed by the disappearance of over a million fish also in this vicinity.

Our missing fish have never been officially accounted for to the best of my knowledge, and the salmon stocks have never recovered.

I have to include Global Warming here, as I have been watching and observing the recent hot weather’s effect on the waterborne microbial soup.

What I have seen is a huge surge in it’s cumulative visible mass during the hot spell. There are two possible contributors to this event that I am familiar with. It’s growth appears to be aided by heat, like yeast rises in the oven. It even reaches a stage of bubbling up and off gassing. The other contributor that I realize to be relevant is that with no rain falling the water has not been moving much if at all, thus aiding the accumulating masses without separation of the individual microbial entities. I noted that there is a nearly total absence of ground dwelling insects in areas where this is occurring in the water. This would be a serious concern as well, as the insects aerate (oxygenate) the soil.

I noted that myself and my dog have been battling respiratory difficulties accompanied by chest, lung, and sinus infection.

In discussion with others, the health trends out here are consistent in that whatever symptoms you have, others as well as animals are having them at the same time. On mass; back pain, leg pain, respiratory and sinus infections, headaches, excessive fatigue or full body weakness, nausea, burning tingling skin.

In talking with people around town, I also stumbled upon a pattern with the animals that is of interest here. The animals are searching for rain water. They do not want to drink the tap water. Nor do they want to drink water coming from people’s private wells. This is significant. There is a problem with the water out here if the animals do not want to drink it. One person I know tells me they have had to resort to buying bottled water for their pig, as the pig will not drink the well water or municipal tap water. My own dog seeks rain water accumulation. In lieu of this, I have two water bowls for him to choose from. One has municipal tap water. The other has municipal tap water with activated charcoal in it. He will only drink the one with the activated charcoal in it, and in so doing began to show some visible signs of improvement in his condition. So my question, and concern is: “Why is no problem being detected with this water when tested? Are “they” missing something, or………………..?” I say “or…………….”

Did you know?…

Algae induced by raw sewage is a health threat.

Toxic Algae produces neurotoxins which can do serious harm and cause extremely painful conditions. As well, with toxic algae exposure to yourself comes the risk of exposure to pfiesteria organisms also researchable under the term dinoflagellates. Incredibly nasty looking little invaders.

Then there is the fungus. Under normal climactic temperatures, nature destroys excess fungi in the environment once a year via freezing conditions. Freezing weather causes a natural once yearly die off of fungi, helping keep the quantity of fungi in the environment under control. With Global Warming this will cease to occur, and the quantities of potentially mycotoxin and neurotoxin producing fungi will be able to accumulate to reach health threatening levels present in the ambient, recreational, and agricultural environment, and you will get sick like me.

Do you know that heat resistant fungus has been detected in blueberry soil? Our bodies use heat as one of their primary defenders against invaders in our system. Get too much heat resistant fungus in your system, and you will have a problem as it will be able to survive at your body temperature. Heat resistant fungus is resistant to most chemical insults, therefore rendering most pharmaceutical interventions useless. This is a very real problem that already has a foothold in this polluted world. Global Warming will not bother it either, until we run out of water. Fungus needs moisture to grow. Not a problem here, as it doesn’t care if the water is clean or dirty. It will mutate (adjust or alter itself) to survive what ever conditions exist, as long as
it has moisture and some nutrients. When you think about it, fungus is in a position to outlive us as it will not be killed by the contamination that is causing Global Warming, but we surely will if we keep it up. We already have populations on mass that are in poor health as a result of our planetary conditions.



  1. pamijod said,

    August 20, 2007 at 8:49 am

    great information !!! thanks for getting the word out there!

  2. Valerie S said,

    August 20, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    I agree: great blog Kat. Thanks for sharing! More people need to know, and you’re definitely doing your part! *hug*

    Water. It’s our most precious resource!

  3. Gabriella Wizard said,

    August 21, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Interesting post. I remember hearing about this some time ago and that the U of P had found or concocted something that would eat this stuff and clear the waters. Didn’t that happen? It was being funded. Thanks for posting this.

    Come by and take your mind off things with a little virtual sailing. Hugs.

  4. Arunachala said,

    August 22, 2007 at 4:24 am

    HI Kat…I will forward this to Mr Moore and find out how it will fit into his various agendas… on the other hand, maybe you can do a short documentary (even with slides of stills) to present your case… some film documentarist may take interest and pick up your issue. But I believe this is a very important issue and should not be ignored… Also, AL Gore has the Global Warming campaign going on… you can try his group too.

  5. Charlie said,

    August 22, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    I believe that inland waterways in the UK are supposed to be getting purer ~ certain species of waterlife are appearing where they haven’t been seen for years. Then you get a spillage of pollution upstream and it can all be undone ….

  6. Tony G said,

    August 28, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you for the information. And posting this. What is happening is terrible. Any suggestions about what can be done about it? Again thank you! Tony_G

  7. Sgt. Ruthledge said,

    August 28, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    If the water supply is collecting excessive algae and impacting drinkability this is indeed bad news, and needs addressing post haste.

    I am not so sure on the global warming link however. If the region has been suffering from low rainfall, then as you say this lack causes more water stagnation, leading to negative effects.

    Also according to numerous scientists, warming or heat is actually an inhibitor of certain fungus growth. It is hard to tell where global warming figures in without a clear analysis of the temperature changes over time in the region their effect.

    Various activists and reseachers have claimed that a few degrees of change here and there causes sweeping dislocations and negative effects. Invariably, when their data is subjected to hard analysis, these sweeping claims do not hold up. See related article on warming and fungus growth.

    This is not to contradict your observations- I happen to like good drinking water myself, and my own area suffers from various drinking water problems. But the science on the effects of global warming is sometimes very contradictory. I think a lot more caution is required.

    Thankfully, global warming has not had negative effects on beautiful micro-biologists.. šŸ™‚

  8. Kat O (FVCHEJ) said,

    August 28, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Sgt: Thanks for your carefully objective comments. It is good to have a basis for debate. It provokes thought. My comments are based on first hand observation of the environment in the area where I live, the reactive symptomology of myself and others, and of my dog and other animals all in time frames taking into account many factors including weather patterns. I also consult with qualified scientists in relevant fields on my observations and integrate their input into my efforts here. I do have to say though, when you are carrying this stuff around inside your body it gives you a very unique perspective on what it is doing relative to weather conditions amongst other things. I hope more people will get involved in the discussion. Thanks for your input.

  9. Fran said,

    February 22, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Where and how does a person get tested for exposure. I have been sick for a year now from what appears to be T-2. I was in ICU for 5 days with Sepsis. No cause was ever revealed to me and have not recovered and appear to be getting worse each day with all the symtoms you mention. Could anyone point me in the right direction. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Fran

    • katofvchej said,

      February 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Where on the globe are you located please?

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