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   Strategies & Market TrendsTaking Advantage of a Sharply Changing Environment

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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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To: Doug R who wrote (3718)5/23/2020 5:01:14 PM
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Dr. Judy Mikovits

Starts after intro at 4 mins. in...long interview.

"...they hit the detonate switch."

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To: Doug R who wrote (3759)5/23/2020 6:14:18 PM
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Food, the "lockdown" and the migrant worker situation in India.

New Delhi: Most people know little about desperation until they don't know where their next meal is coming from. The coronavirus crisis that has left thousands unemployed, homeless and hungry is painting a raw picture of what desperation can look like when hunger is the drive.

A push-cart with cartons of food and water is stopped and looted by scores of migrant workers who then started fleeing, videos from the Old Delhi railway station show. This incident happened on Friday.

The cart, with four cartons of snacks -- possibly chips, biscuits and other packed products -- and water bottles was stopped at the platform by a couple of men and within minutes a crowd swarmed to gather what they could get their hands on.

The migrant workers carried as much as they could and fled from the spot immediately. There was chaos and the workers scrambled for the packets, even snatching from each other, before leaving the spot. There were no Railway Police Officers around to intervene and restore order.

Only Shramik Special trains for migrant workers are operational from the Old Delhi station to ferry stranded labourers home.

These incidents are just a few among the many cases of desperation of workers as they battle hunger while the country remains in lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Migrant workers are doing just about anything to feed themselves and their families. From scavenging at crematoriums to collecting milk spilled on the road, their helplessness in heartbreaking. Many have died trying to walk hundreds of kilometres back home when all public transport was stopped.

Migrant labourers have complained of shortage of food, unhygienic conditions of travel on their journeys back home. On Friday, migrant workers protested in Uttar Pradesh along their route back home by blocking railway tracks and demanding accountability as they complained of long delays and rotten food on board.

Earlier this month, migrant workers abused and violently fought with each other inside a train that had stopped in Madhya Pradesh's Satna over shortage of food.

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To: Doug R who wrote (3753)5/24/2020 1:06:39 AM
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Diamond on the hail/cosmic ray situation:
"Buy a helmet."

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