Environmental

Amazon may be levelled by the humble soya, Land cleared for planting as world demand rockets

http://www.guardian.co.uk/conservation/story/0,13369,1110712,00.html

David Munk and Gareth Chetwynd in Santarém, Brazil
Saturday December 20, 2003 The Guardian

The dry, yellowing fields stretch out to the horizon, past shiny new silos, their polished tin gleaming in the noon sunshine. Beside freshly hoed fields stand new tractors and ploughs. Look past the neat farmstead and on to the plain and you could think yourself in Kansas, maybe Texas - but then there would be no accounting for the billowing smoke in the hazy distance, the fires and the rainforest that they ravage.

This is the Amazon, a vast lung producing 20% of the earth's oxygen, and home to 30% of all plant and animal species. It is so immense that it would swallow Europe in full and three more Englands besides. http://i.am/jah/signs.htm

The rainforest is shrinking at a rate that is staggering environmentalists. Around 25,000 sq km (10,000 sq miles) disappeared last year - an area about the size of Belgium. Brazil's environment minister has confirmed to the Guardian that this year's figures will be as bad. Others think they will be worse. http://i.am/jah/envird.htm

Huge swaths of the land are being transformed not only by illegal logging companies and cattle ranchers, but also by a newer invader, the soya bean. For many the extraordinary expansion of this bean - used not only for its oil and food for humans but also as feed for cattle - is the new front in the battle for the Amazon. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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No Doubts Global Warming Is Real Say US Experts

05.12.03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There can be no doubt that global warming is real and is being caused by people, two top U.S. government climate experts said.

Industrial emissions are a leading cause, they say -- contradicting critics, already in the minority, who argue that climate change could be caused by mostly natural forces.

"There is no doubt that the composition of the atmosphere is changing because of human activities, and today greenhouse gases are the largest human influence on global climate," wrote Thomas Karl, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center, and Kevin Trenberth, head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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Melting Ice Will SwampCapitals

By Geoffrey Lean
Environment Editor
The Independent - UK

12-6-3

Measures to fight global warming will have to be at least four times stronger than the Kyoto Protocol if they are to avoid the melting of the polar ice caps, inundating central London and many of the world's biggest cities, concludes a new official report.

The report, by a German government body, says that even if it is fully implemented, the protocol will only have a "marginal attenuating effect" on the climate change. But last week even this was thrown into doubt amid contradictory signals from the Russian government as to whether it will allow the treaty to come into effect.

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Fish Off Arctic City Get Drug Cocktail from Sewers

Fish Off Arctic City Get Drug Cocktail from Sewers
11-24-3

Note - Fish in every US lake, river, or on the along the coast where 'treated' sewage is being discharged are likely showing the same contamination...and worse. -ed

OSLO (Reuters) - Fish in seas near a Norwegian Arctic city are getting an unexpectedly strong cocktail of caffeine and painkillers from local sewers, a scientist said on Monday.

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Toxic Cocktail Lurking In Our Veins

Toxic Cocktail Lurking In Our Veins
By Jeremy Watson
The Scotsman - UK
11-24-3

They are the tiny and potentially lethal guests that have taken up permanent residence inside the body of almost every adult Briton.

A toxic cocktail of 27 chemicals is circulating in the bloodstream of the average person, a disturbing new scientific study has proved.

The by-products of modern living - including PCBs, pesticides and even flame retardants required by law - are endlessly circulating in the bloodstream, where they are suspected of triggering a number of diseases including cancer.

One of the most worrying aspects of the research is that some of the contaminants lurking inside our bodies were banned by law more than 30 years ago.

Scientists tested more than 150 volunteers aged between 22 and 80 for traces of 77 chemicals that pollute the environment. Volunteers included Holyrood MSPs Sarah Boyack and Christine Grahame, as well as one leading European politician.

The survey found the people they studied had between nine and 49 of the substances - routinely sprayed on crops, added to products such as paints, and used to protect furniture against fire - in their bodies.

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North Sea Facing Collapse Of Its Ecosystem Fish Stocks And Sea Bird Numbers Plummet As Soaring Water Temperatures Kill Off...

North Sea Facing Collapse Of Its Ecosystem Fish Stocks And Sea Bird Numbers Plummet As Soaring Water Temperatures Kill Off Vital Plankton
By Richard Sadler and Geoffrey Lean
The Independent - UK
10-19-3

The North Sea is undergoing "ecological meltdown" as a result of global warming, according to startling new research. Scientists say that they are witnessing "a collapse in the system", with devastating implications for fisheries and wildlife.
 
Record sea temperatures are killing off the plankton on which all life in the sea depends, because they underpin the entire marine food chain. Fish stocks and sea bird populations have slumped.
 
Scientists at the Sir Alistair Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science in Plymouth, which has been monitoring plankton in the North Sea for over 70 years, say that an unprecedented heating of the waters has driven the cold-water species of this microscopic but vital food hundreds of miles to the north. They have been replaced by smaller, warm-water species that are less nutritious.
 
"A regime shift has taken place and the whole ecology of the North Sea has changed quite dramatically", says Dr Chris Reid, the foundation's director. "We are seeing a collapse in the system as we knew it. Catches of salmon and cod are already down and we are getting smaller fish.
 
"We are seeing visual evidence of climate change on a large-scale ecosystem. We are likely to see even greater warming, with temperatures becoming more like those off the Atlantic coast of Spain or further south, bringing a complete change of ecology.
 
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Warmest September on record, worldwide

By Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press, 10/17/2003 13:33

WASHINGTON (AP) Last month was the warmest September on record, federal climate experts said Friday.

Worldwide, the average temperature for the month was about 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius), according to Jay Lawrimore of the National Climate Data Center. That's 1.0 degree Fahrenheit above average on records going back to 1880.

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Black Elk Speaks - scanned from From Touch the Earth

Black ElkBlack Elk (Lakota, 1863-1950), a holy man famous for his book Black Elk Speaks, was one of many Native Americans who shared his cultural heritage. Photo by W. Ben Hunt, Black Hills, South Dakota, ca. 1939. Marquette University Libraries, Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, Negative No. 0860. (http://www.marquette.edu/library/neh/thiel/Indian.htm)


I can remember that winter of the hundred slain [1866] as a man may remember some bad dream he dreamed when he was little, but I can not tell just how much I heard when I was bigger and how much I understood when I was little. It is like some fearful thing in a fog, for it was a time when everything seemed troubled and afraid.

 
I had never seen a Wasichu [white man] then, and did not know what one looked like; but everyone was saying that the Wasichus were coming and that they were going to take our country and rub us all out and that we should all have to die fighting.
 
Once we were happy in our own country and we were seldom hungry, for then the two-Ieggeds and the four-Ieggeds lived together like relatives, and there was plenty for them and for us, but the Wasichus were coming and, they have made little islands for us and other little islands for the four-Ieggeds, and always these islands are becoming smaller, for around them surges the gnawing flood of the Wasichu; and it is dirty with lies and greed.
 
I was ten years old that winter, and that was the first time I ever saw a Wasichu. At first I thought they all looked sick, and I was afraid they might just begin to fight us any time, but I got used to them.
 
I can remember when the bison were so many that they could not be counted, but more and more Wasichus came to kill them until there were only heaps of bones scattered where they used to be. The Wasichus did not kill them to eat; they killed them for the metal that makes them crazy, and they took only the hides to sell. Sometimes they did not even take the hides, only the tongues; and I have heard that fire-boats came down the Missouri River loaded with dried bison tongues. You can see that the men who did this were crazy. Sometimes they did not even take the tongues; they just killed and killed because they liked to do that. When we hunted bison, we killed only what we needed.


The Native American people lived The Right Way in harmony with nature,
as explained in The book The Way Home or face The Fire

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Eating Fossil Fuels

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/100303_eating_oil_summary.html
by Dale Allen Pfeiffer

"What follows is most certainly the single most frightening article I have ever read and certainly the most alarming piece that FTW has ever published."

SUMMARY

October 3 , 2003, 1200 PDT, (FTW) -- Some months ago, concerned by a Paris statement made by Professor Kenneth Deffeyes of Princeton regarding his concern about the impact of Peak Oil and Gas on fertilizer production, I tasked FTW's Contributing Editor for Energy, Dale Allen Pfeiffer to start looking into what natural gas shortages would do to fertilizer production costs. His investigation led him to look at the totality of food production in the US. Because the US and Canada feed much of the world the answers have global implications.

What follows is most certainly the single most frightening article I have ever read and certainly the most alarming piece that FTW has ever published. Even as we have seen CNN, Britain's Independent and Jane's Defence Weekly acknowledge the reality of Peak Oil and Gas within the last week, acknowledging that world oil and gas reserves are as much as 80% less than predicted, we are also seeing how little real thinking has been devoted to the host of crises certain to follow; at least in terms of publicly accessible thinking.

This article is so serious in its implications that I have taken the unusual step of underlining 26 of its key findings. I did that with the intent that the reader treat each underlined passage as a separate and incredibly important fact. Each one of these facts should be read and digested separately to assimilate its importance. I found myself reading one fact and then getting up and walking away until I could come back and (un)comfortably read to the next.

All told, Dale Allen Pfeiffer's research and reporting confirms the worst of FTW's suspicions about the consequences of Peak Oil and it poses serious questions about what to do next. Not the least of these is why, in a presidential election year, none of the candidates has even acknowledged the problem. Thus far, it is clear that solutions for these questions, perhaps the most important ones facing mankind, will by necessity be found by private individuals and communities, independently of outside or governmental help. Whether the real search for answers comes now, or as the crisis becomes unavoidable, depends solely on us. It is also abundantly clear that fresh water, its acquisition and delivery, is a crisis that is upon us now as certainly as is Peak Oil and Gas.

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Discovery may spur cheap solar power

If the oil-companies don't do what they usually do - buy the patent and
prevent production from going ahead.
http://i.am/jah/envird.htm

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Discovery may spur cheap solar power
http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/biztech/10/02/solar.cells.reut/index.html
Thursday, October 2, 2003

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -- A major European chip maker said this week it had
discovered new ways to produce solar cells which will generate electricity

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Europe Suffered Hottest Summer In 500 Years

GENEVA (AFP) -- Europe this year experienced its hottest summer for at least 500 years, providing further evidence of man-made global warming, Swiss university researchers said on Tuesday.

During the crushing heat wave between June and August this year, which triggered several thousand more deaths than usual, average temperatures eclipsed the previous record set in 1757, according to a study by the University of Bern's geography department.

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The End Is Nigh - Entire Rainforests To Disappear Soon

More than 23 million acres of the world's forests - enough to cover the whole of Scotland - are disappearing each year because of logging, mining and land clearance for agriculture.

The scale of deforestation is so great that some countries, such as Indonesia, could lose entire rainforests in the next 10 years. The appetite for wood for furniture, floors and building in Europe and North America is shrinking the world's forests at a rate of 2.4 per cent every 10 years, official figures show.

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Extreme weather prompts unprecedented global warming alert

In an astonishing announcement on global warming and extreme weather, the World Meteorological Organisation signalled last night that the world's weather is going haywire.

In a startling report, the WMO, which normally produces detailed scientific reports and staid statistics at the year's end, highlighted record extremes in weather and climate occurring all over the world in recent weeks, from Switzerland's hottest-ever June to a record month for tornadoes in the United States - and linked them to climate change.

The unprecedented warning takes its force and significance from the fact that it is not coming from Greenpeace or Friends of the Earth, but from an impeccably respected UN organisation that is not given to hyperbole (though environmentalists will seize on it to claim that the direst warnings of climate change are being borne out).

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People Now Take Up 83% Of Earth's Land Surface


10-22-2

http://i.am/jah/environ.htm


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Humans take up 83 percent of the Earth's land surface to live on, farm, mine or fish, leaving just a few areas pristine for wildlife, a report issued on Tuesday said.

People also have taken advantage of 98 percent of the land that can be farmed for rice, wheat or corn, said the report, produced by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Columbia University's Center for International Earth Science Information Network in New York.

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Chemtrails - Peanut Butter And Barium Sandwiches The Chemistry Of The Modern Sky

Evidence is now literally floating in the air for various projects underway, documented by patents and confirmed by whistleblowers, in militaryspeak: aerial spraying, scattering and chaff operations...
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Chemtrails over Canada

June 7. Reading back over an excellent chemtrails article by veteran reporter Will Thomas, I see that Ontario, Canada, was the site of a 1999 spraying. A group of citizens protested, to no avail. Lab tests were done. Levels of aluminum found in the chemtrails material registered at five times the allowable limit. In other words, the aluminum was a major health hazard. http://i.am/jah/why.htm

Thomas points out that this whole aspect of chemtrails originated with the infamous Dr. Edward Teller, who estimated that spraying the atmosphere with reflective particles would turn back the sun's rays and avert global-warming consequences. http://i.am/jah/envird.htm

Of course, excess aluminum would impact on the respiratory tract.

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Chemtrails in Southern Finland?








Hakunila, Southern Finland

20.05.2002

Hakunila, Southern Finland

20.05.2002

Chemtrails

 

We are interested in just the opposite — in the diminution, the killing out of the goyim. Our power is in the chronic shortness of food and physical weakness of the worker because by all that this implies he is made the slave of our will, and he will not find in his own authorities either strength or energy to set against our will.

- Protocol 3:7 from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

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Study: Oceans near U.S. in crisis

BY SETH BORENSTEIN
sborenstein [at] krwashington [dot] com">sborenstein [at] krwashington [dot] com

WASHINGTON - The oceans bordering the United States are overfished, polluted, infested with invasive species, dotted with ''dead zones'' and in a state of crisis, but they still can be saved, an independent commission reported Wednesday.

Bringing the oceans' ecosystems back from the edge of collapse -- one recent study found that 90 percent of the world's big fish have disappeared -- requires dramatic, controversial and expensive efforts to limit fishing, coastal development and runoff from cities and farms, according to the Pew Oceans Commission. Its report is the product of a three-year, $5.5 million study.

 2 Esdras 6:22 (ii) And suddenly shall the sown places appear unsown the full storehouses shall suddenly be found empty:

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Biotech corn gets state's approval

French company plans crop in Phillips County
By Karen Auge, Denver Post Medical Writer

A French company can grow the state's first produce destined for the medicine cabinet - a test crop of pharmaceutical corn - on 30 acres somewhere in Phillips County, the state Agriculture Department decided Wednesday.

The recommendation, by a three-member review panel, paves the way for Meristem Therapeutics to plant genetically modified corn in far northeast Colorado.

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Independent Science Panel Report On GM In Food

From Sheryl Jackson
moonfyre1 [at] earthlink [dot] net
6-5-3

Everyone is allergic to the GM foods, it comes out as depression, anger, memory loss, confusion, nerve tics, aches and pains in joints and muscles, brain, breast, pancreatic, bladder, gallbladder, liver, kidney and colon cancers. The cancer index for adults and children have risen several thousand times in the last several years. As in 5000% increase. Think about that for a minute. The antennas of the microwaves, and EMF's, cell phones, Frankenfoods, polluted air, water, and land.

Writer Deplores Scary Science

"It could have ended all plant life on this continent," geneticist David Suzuki says in the book. "The implications of this case are nothing short of terrifying."

In Mexico, Greed Kills Fish by the Seaful

Suddenly the full store-houses were found empty.

2 Esdras 6:22 (ii) And suddenly shall the sown places appear unsown, the full storehouses shall suddenly be found empty:
6:23 (iii) And the trumpet (6th or 7th - Rev. 9-10) shall give a sound, which when every man heareth, they shall be suddenly afraid.
http://i.am/jah/kofkad.htm

Amen - JAH.

In Mexico, Greed Kills Fish by the Seaful
(April 10, 2002)

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/10/international/americas/10MEXI.html

(...) Greed and corruption are draining the gulf, also known as the Sea of Cortés. It is not dead yet, but it is exhausted. American and Japanese ships were the first to exploit it. Now fleets of Mexican fishermen, mostly unlicensed and ungoverned, are taking whatever they can, as fast as they can, for American and Asian markets. Every important species of fish in the sea is in sharp decline, fishermen and marine scientists say. Overfishing is a global problem. People are taking marine life faster than it can reproduce. The world's catch peaked at 86 million tons in

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Drugs and Chemicals Will Contaminate Food Supply Concludes New R

More than 300 field trials of genetically engineered biopharmaceuticals crops already conducted in secret locations nationwide... ..."Just one mistake by a biotech company and we'll be eating other people's prescription drugs in our corn flakes..."

Undisclosed Report: EPA Knew It Was Toxic


Posted Oct. 2, 2002
By Sheila R. Cherry
http://www.insightmag.com/news/285756.html

A fight for independence once again is centered on Pennsylvania. Small-town opponents of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) biosolids program are seeking legislative independence from what started as a governmental solution for a hazardous-waste problem. That solution, according to EPA's own findings, is a deadly one.

In 1981 the federal government began its shift from regarding sewage sludge from urban wastewater-treatment plants as a pollutant to promoting it for rural land as fertilizer, which later would be called "biosolids." This suited politically correct notions of ecological balance: cleaning America's waters by recycling human waste into food for humanity. Angry farmers and rural residents with little use for ideological instruction on the quiet pleasures of ecology may be forgiven if they regard land application of urban sewage sludge as hit-and-run dumping of hazardous wastes in the countryside.

Meanwhile, companies that earn millions from contracts to haul the residue from wastewater-treatment plants to disposal sites assure government-wary farm families that, when managed properly, Class B sludge can be handled very safely and that it is good for the soil. Industry representatives insist it is treated according to government standards so that pathogens largely are removed, but rural residents — inured to the smells of farm animals and their manure — sometimes describe the stink of sewage sludge dumped on the land as "horrific."

Documents obtained by Insight now confirm that EPA and other federal agencies have been aware all along that stench is not the only issue with biosolids [see "Sludge Mess in EPA's Back Yard," March 25, and "Will EPA Clean Up Its Sludge Policy?" Feb. 25]. As allegations mount of illness and deaths related to aerosolized emissions from sludge applied to land, officials at both the federal and state levels will be called on to tell what they knew, when they knew it and why they didn't do anything about it.

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US finds evidence of WMD at last - buried in a field in Maryland

Julian Borger in Washington
Wednesday May 28, 2003
The Guardian

The good news for the Pentagon yesterday was that its investigators had finally unearthed evidence of weapons of mass destruction, including 100 vials of anthrax and other dangerous bacteria. The bad news was that the stash was found, not in Iraq, but fewer than 50 miles from Washington, near Fort Detrick in the Maryland countryside.


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Afghans' uranium levels spark alert

By Alex Kirby
BBC News Online environment correspondent

A small sample of Afghan civilians have shown "astonishing" levels of uranium in their urine, an independent scientist says.

He said they had the same symptoms as some veterans of the 1991 Gulf war.

But he found no trace of the depleted uranium (DU) some scientists believe is implicated in Gulf War syndrome.

Other researchers suggest new types of radioactive weapons may have been used in Afghanistan.

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Chemicals Produce Gender-Bending Risk To Children

Minute amounts of ''gender bender'' chemicals found in food and the environment are affecting the behaviour of pre-school children, new research shows.

Raw Human Sewage Pouring Into America's Lakes And Streams

SSO 700 is an unremarkable spot. Just a pipe, hidden by trees and brush, emptying into Mill Creek near downtown Cincinnati. ''It just gushes, even in dry weather,'' says Mike Fremont, president of the Ohio environmental group Rivers Unlimited. ''If you know what it is, you keep your distance.'' What it is, is human waste -- hundreds of gallons of it at a time flowing untreated from toilets into the creek. Sanitary Sewer Overflow 700 is not only disgusting, it is illegal. But the city won't shut it off because plugging SSO 700 and more than 100 pipes like it all over Cincinnati would require raising sewer rates about 1,500%.
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