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   Strategies & Market TrendsTaking Advantage of a Sharply Changing Environment

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To: Doug R who wrote (3738)5/22/2020 10:12:40 PM
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A storm of this size with hail and winds of this kind has historically caused major damage to vehicles and homes and flooding city wide.

There is a chance of continued severe weather throughout the Memorial Day weekend and through the middle of next week.

This is a developing story.
Major hail storm pounds San Angelo, Texas
Thu, 21 May

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To: Doug R who wrote (3734)5/22/2020 10:45:05 PM
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"Michigan hit with ‘500-year’ flooding"

Media blames global warming, but I think it’s an indication that we’re headed into the next ice age.

For starters, look at where this occurred.

“Areas where colding should become noticeable during an oncoming glaciation should correspond to areas where thick ice is known to have existed during previous glaciations,” reader ‘Watchdog’ points out.

“This regional map of Canada and the USA is an indicator.”

“Michigan hit with ‘500-year’ flooding,” reads the headline.

Rising flood waters, already as high as five feet, submerged parts of the central Michigan on Wednesday after days of heavy rain led to the failure of two dams and the evacuation of thousands of people.

The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of “life-threatening” flooding as water levels of the Tittabawassee River in Midland, about 120 miles northwest of Detroit, reached historic levels and were expected to continue rising.

“Experts are describing this as a 500-year event,” said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “It is going to have a major impact on community and on our state for the time to come.”

The website clickondetroit blames global warming, and believe it or not, I think they’ve got it partially right.

They explain it this way:

“Extreme precipitation events are definitely occurring more often, and there is a very simple reason why: as Earth warms, more ocean water is evaporating into the atmosphere.

“Since it is this atmospheric humidity that storms turn into precipitation, storms now have more “juice” to work with, and are producing more extreme precipitation events worldwide as a result (and yes, that also includes snow).”

I would need them to change only one word, and I could agree with the above statement. If they would change the one word, ‘Earth,’ to ‘ocean warming,’ I could agree with them.

Of course, as you already know if you’ve read Not by Fire but by Ice, I think ocean warming is driven by underwater volcanoes, not by humans.

As I keep saying over and over again: “Warmer oceans and colder skies…a deadly combination. (Underwater volcanoes heat the seas while above-water volcan0es cool the skies.)

“They say it’s a 500 year event,” says reader David Dean. “Well maybe it’s 10,500 year event.”

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To: Doug R who wrote (3742)5/22/2020 10:50:29 PM
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Record cold in Slovakia last night.
Coldest May 22 in at least 69 years.

It was freezing even in the lowlands
Meteorologists have warned that ground frosts have also appeared in the lowlands.

"At lower altitudes two meters above the surface, the minimum temperature reached mostly plus three to minus two degrees Celsius," they added.

Cloudless conditions and almost complete windlessness contributed to the intensity of the cold.

In Kamenice nad Cirochou in the district of Humenné it was even -3.6 degrees Celsius.

The recorded negative temperature in Poprad (-2.1 degrees Celsius) exceeded the record minimum temperature of May 22, which was measured in 1951.

Even the night on Saturday will be freezing
In addition, the SHMÚ points out that the night ground frosts are not over yet.

They also issued a first-degree warning for the whole of eastern Slovakia on Friday night, ie the Košice and Prešov regions, which is valid from one after midnight to Saturday morning.

Temperatures up to 5 centimeters above the surface in the northern districts can drop to -1 to -5 degrees Celsius, in the southern districts temperatures can be as low as minus three degrees.

Eastern Europe just stays cold to June 7...maybe longer.

Posted by Anomalous Howard on Friday, May 22, 2020

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To: Doug R who wrote (3752)5/22/2020 11:05:12 PM
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Forty-five volcanoes with ongoing eruptions
May 21, 2020 by Robert
I wonder how many underwater volcanoes are erupting at the same time?

Ongoing activity as of 17 April 2020, sorted with the most recently started eruption at the top. (From the Global Volcanism Program at the Smithsonian Institute.)

Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica

Kuchinoerabujima, Japan

Nishinoshima, Japan

Kikai, Japan

Klyuchevskoy, Russia

Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

Shishaldin, United States

Asosan, Japan

Sangay, Ecuador

Tinakula, Solomon Islands

Karangetang, Indonesia

Barren Island, India

Krakatau, Indonesia

Merapi, Indonesia

Kerinci, Indonesia

Nyamuragira, DR Congo

Kadovar, Papua New Guinea

Sangeang Api, Indonesia

Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania

Aira, Japan

Sabancaya, Peru

Ebeko, Russia

Nevados de Chillan, Chile

Masaya, Nicaragua

Pacaya, Guatemala

Villarrica, Chile

Saunders, United Kingdom

Manam, Papua New Guinea

Semeru, Indonesia

Etna, Italy

Bezymianny, Russia

Reventador, Ecuador

Ibu, Indonesia

Popocatepetl, Mexico

Suwanosejima, Japan

Nyiragongo, DR Congo

Fuego, Guatemala

Bagana, Papua New Guinea

Sheveluch, Russia

Erebus, Antarctica

Stromboli, Italy

Dukono, Indonesia

Santa Maria, Guatemala

Yasur, Vanuatu

An eruption marked as “continuing” does not always mean that the activity is continuous or happening today, but that there have been at least some intermittent eruptive events at that volcano without a break of at least 3 months since it started.

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From: Doug R5/22/2020 11:09:53 PM
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And in the US for the weekend:

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To: Doug R who wrote (2924)5/22/2020 11:37:56 PM
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And from Zerohedge:
Earth's Magnetic Field Mysteriously Weakening In Specific Locations, Throwing Off Satellites And Spacecraft

(strangely enough, it was posted shortly after I made a comment over there on an earlier article: )

"...scientists have identified a large, localized region of weakness extending from Africa to South America, along with a second 'center of minimum intensity' southwest of Africa - both of which are allowing charged particles from the cosmos to penetrate lower altitudes of the atmosphere - throwing off satellites flying in low-Earth orbit, according to Sky."
Known as the South Atlantic Anomaly, the field strength in this area has rapidly shrunk over the past 50 years just as the area itself has grown and moved westward.

Over the past five years a second centre of minimum intensity has developed southwest of Africa, which researchers believe indicates the anomaly could split into two separate cells. - Sky

In fact, the anomaly had puzzled ESA researchers as their Swarm satellites would sometimes ' black out' when flying through the affected region. Three years ago, they observed a link between the blackouts and Ionospheric thunderstorms.

"The new, eastern minimum of the South Atlantic Anomaly has appeared over the last decade and in recent years is developing vigorously," said Dr. Jurgen Matzka of the German Research Center for Geosciences. "We are very lucky to have the Swarm satellites in orbit to investigate the development of the South Atlantic Anomaly. The challenge now is to understand the processes in Earth's core driving these changes."

If this is the beginning of a pole reversal - which happens roughly every quarter-million years, it would result in multiple north and south magnetic poles all around the globe during the multi-century phenomenon.

"Such events have occurred many times throughout the planet's history," said ESA, adding "we are long overdue by the average rate at which these reversals take place (roughly every 250,000 years)"

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From: Doug R5/23/2020 1:42:33 AM
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Documents (policy briefs) on the lockdown's effects on the global food supply from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:

From one:
"The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, generating significant challenges that could result in risks to food security and nutrition in many countries. Countries are ordering lockdowns, restricting movement and observing physical distancing to curb the pandemic. Disruptions in supply chains resulting from blockages on transport routes, transport restrictions and quarantine measures are resulting in significant increases in food loss and waste, especially of perishable agricultural produce such as fruits and vegetables, fish, meat and dairy products. In addition, labour shortages, owing to the restriction of movement of key stakeholders in production and transport, are significantly impacting food supply and demand owing to food shortages in some markets, further contributing to food loss and to the unnecessary waste of food supplies in these difficult times."

and another:
:This brief compiles evidence from current and previous epidemics to explore the socio-economic implications of the impact of the pandemic on food systems and rural economies, and how a gender-sensitive approach can help address key policy issues related to the functioning of food and agricultural systems and the special circumstances of rural women."

and in another - expect a wave of foodborne diseases and further restrictions on food:
"In this new issue of the bulletin, we analyse health risks to people involved in the food system value chain – from workers to consumers – due to the COVID-19 crisis. Implementing measures to keep workers and consumers from contracting COVID-19 is not enough. It is also imperative to maintain high safety standards in order to keep the spread of foodborne diseases under control and thus prevent them from becoming yet another public health problem."

"Across the world the COVID-19 crisis is compromising agri-enterprises’ ability to continue business as usual and, in some cases, is threatening the survival of some firms beyond the crisis, particularly small businesses comprised of farm enterprises, traders, food manufacturers, distributors and retailers across food chains. The brief highlights the critical role that these companies play in maintaining functioning food systems during the crisis. Recommendations target a mix of ministries, public institutions, food industry associations, local business service providers and chambers of commerce."

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To: Doug R who wrote (3759)5/23/2020 2:01:20 AM
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Purdue University is tracking the pandemic's effects on agriculture on a county by county basis and displaying the results on their Purdue Food and Agriculture Vulnerability Index interactive dashboard. (in collaboration with Microsoft)

Main page:
"To use the dashboard, click on one of the agricultural commodities at the top of the table. The pie-chart shows the estimated percent of total U.S. production of the selected commodity potentially at risk because of COVID19 farmer and farm worker illnesses. The table below shows the estimated number of agricultural worker COVID19 case by state, the level of production of the commodity in each state (in bushels, pounds, acres, or number of head, depending on the commodity), the estimated loss in productivity because of worker illnesses, and the percent of total production in the state potentially lost due to illnesses. The map shows the total number of COVID cases in each state. To drill into the county-level detail, click on a state to see a more detailed county-level map with the estimated number of farm and agricultural workers with COVID-19 along with other county-level statistics on production."

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From: 3bar5/23/2020 10:01:37 AM
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Saw my first female Hummer today . The girls usually arrive 2 to 3 weeks after the boys .

This is about 3 weeks different from the warming up times . We may know some thing else in 2 years .

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To: Doug R who wrote (3758)5/23/2020 2:40:35 PM
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When the new release of the World Magnetic Model came out, it was expected that the usual inclusion of data on the strength of Earth's magnetic field would be part of that release.

That data was missing. Without explanation.

Now there is new publicly available "data" being reported on it. And it's a major discrepancy.

Previous data showed a 15% loss over the last 2 centuries. Previous data showed acceleration in the loss rate.

Current data supports even further acceleration and weakening associated with activity at the South Atlantic Anomaly, an increase in volcanic activity, and more EQs at the mid-ocean ridges.

The current number for public consumption has been chosen as....10% field strength loss over the last 200 years to present.

They REALLY want everything covered up about the GSM, the pole shift, the causes and the consequences.

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