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LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED - Death of the North Atlantic Current ~ link ~ The coverage that this article that Dr. Deagle and myself wrote, has been great on the Internet.  UPDATED 23 November 2010  
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Current status of the Gulf Stream ~ link 

RTOFS (Atlantic) Graphic Nowcasts/Forecasts - Latest Surface Horizontal Current ~ link

RTOFS (Atlantic) Graphic Nowcasts/Forecasts - Latest Surface Temperature ~ link 
Oil Spill in the Apocalypse - video ~ link  

Three Video Interviews With Lord Stirling by Renowned Video Webcaster Morris Herman of England ~    link ~    link ~     link 

Risk of Global Climate Change By BP Oil Spill by Dr. Gianluigi Zangari ~    link

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Collection of videos on BP Caused Climate Change:
Check  out this video - A video overlay over my discussion with Dr. Bill Deagle on the NutriMedical Report of what is really going on with the weather ~  link

Glacier loss in Hawaii tied to change in North Atlantic AMOC current ~ link ~ I have been making the point since last summer that the death of the Loop Current has caused GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGES.  Stirling

Down East Blizzard: Corexit from Gulf Oil Spill linked to weather conditions - with video ~ link ~ Excellent!

UK Winter Weather Warning - Video ~ link

ICE AGE 4 - DAWN OF THE BP oil disaster - video ~ link 
Damaged Gulf Stream affects Jet Stream - Earl of Stirling - video ~ link   

Video overlays of Lord Stirling and Dr. Bill Deagle on the NutraMedical Report talking about the BP Oil Disaster caused global weather crisis ~ link ~ (this second one is longer, the entire hour-long program) ~ link 

Big Freeze Hits Britain - video (with Lord Stirling and Dr. Bill Deagle talking - late Nov.) ~ link

Latest Lord Stirling interview on climate changes, bird and fish kills, and the causes thereof This is a link to a recent video that I have done on the climate changes brought on by the BP Oil Disaster caused death of the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico.  Stirling

National Guard deployed in Massachusetts Due To Massive Snow Storm ~ link ~ Due to a massive snowstorm sweeping the northeast, blizzard conditions and the potential for danger, the National Guard has been deployed in Massachusetts as of Wednesday afternoon.

Snow present in 49 of the 50 US states ~ link ~
After big snow and ice events in the Southeast, Plains, and Midwest this week, 49 out of the 50 states currently have snow on the ground –  yes, even Hawaii, where snow falls in Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea all winter.

The only state that has avoided this icy blast is Florida.  Does that make you want to go on a nice, warm vacation to the Sunshine State?  You're not alone.

In pictures: Queensland flash floods ~ link You should see these.  Powerful and sad.  Stirling 

Brisbane faces floods clear-up of "post-war" proportions ~ link ~ Deadly floods in Australia's third-biggest city were peaking on Thursday below the levels Brisbane had feared, but the state premier said they would require a reconstruction effort of "post-war proportions." The floods have so far killed at least 17 people, left 43 missing and caused billions of dollars of damage in Queensland state. One central bank economist has warned that it could cut the GDP measure of national income by as much as 1 percent.

"The Brisbane river has now reached its peak," police said in a statement, as an official weather bureau flood gauge in the centre of the city of two million showed a depth of 4.45 metres.

Ice closed Oresund Bridge in Sweden as arctic weather returns ~ link

While snow returned to much of Sweden on Wednesday, the treacherous icy conditions experienced in the past few days forced the temporary closure of the Ă–resund bridge, which links Sweden and Denmark. Car traffic over the bridge was stopped by police for a while around lunchtime after clumps of ice began falling from the cables high up on the bridge.

Floods in Brazil leave more than 250 dead ~ link ~
Floods in Brazil leave more than 250 dead Rescue workers search for victims after heavy rains caused mudslides in Teresopolis
Three towns in the Serrana mountain region north of Rio were devastated as landslides destroyed homes, roads and power lines and buried families alive as they slept.
Teresopolis, 62 miles north of Rio, was the worst hit town with 130 deaths recorded after hillsides gave way and a river burst its banks following the equivalent of a month's rainfall in 24 hours.  

In Nova Friburgo 107 were killed, including three firemen buried by mudslides, while 20 people died in Petropolis, according to Brazil's Globo News television channel.
Thousands of people in the region were cut off from electricity and telephone contact and around 1,000 were left homeless in Teresopolis alone, according to Jorge Mario, the town's mayor. "It's the biggest catastrophe in the history of the town," he said, as he warned the death toll could rise further.

Heavy rains are common in south east Brazil during the country's summer season but have been unusually high this year even before the tragedies of this week.

More than 2,000 flights canceled on East Coast as 'weather bomb' bears down on New York ~ link

Flood affects 1 million in Sri Lanka ~ link ~ Stormy weather forced President Mahinda Rajapaksa to cut short his tour of flood-affected areas on Wednesday as torrential rain continued to play havoc in parts of Sri Lanka, killed 18 people and affecting at least 960,000 more. The Disaster management Centre said that 180,151 people were living in 453 centres for the displaced set up in affected districts. The government has appealed to the public to donate essentials including dry rations, mattresses, bed sheets and drinking water. 

R.M.S. Bandara of the National Building Research Organisation told reporters that landslide warnings were issued in 10 districts including Matale, Badulla and Kandy.
P.B. Samarasinghe, Director General of the Meteorological Department said that rains are expected for the next three days while this was the heaviest rains that the country had witnessed in over thirty years.

Rapid Climate Change: Cold, Snow and Food Inflation ~ link 
There is a lot at risk with dramatic weather and climate change that will be hammered in like a silver stake into the heart of humanity as food prices head north at a quickening pace. Millions of people are starting to fear that food is going to be priced out of their reach as prices rise in the face of increasing shortages and scarcity. Everywhere we turn we see dramatic climate events taking their toll on crops.

Almost everyone today seems to believe in climate change though few really appreciate where these changes are taking us. No matter what one believes, the consensus is all dramatic climate events—floods, drought, snow, ice, cold, and heat—each have their agricultural consequences with none of them being good.
“As we emerge, temporarily perhaps, from weeks of the coldest weather since records began – with snow disasters right round the northern hemisphere, from the US and Europe to China and Mongolia – more examples come to light of how the cost of extreme cold is far greater than that of warming,” writes Christopher Booker for The Telegraph.

Britain’s winter is the coldest since 1683 and close to being the chilliest in nearly 1,000 years. Latest figures reveal that the average temperature since December 1 has been a perishing –1°C. That makes it the second coldest since records began in 1659. The chilliest on record was 1683-1684, when the average was –1.17°C and the River Thames froze over for two months. But with January and February to come, experts believe Britain could suffer the most freezing cold winter in the last 1,000 years. How come we have not seen this in the mainstream press?

The cold is biting directly into the agricultural sector as do the floods, drought and heat when it gets concentrated as it did in Russia and the Ukraine last summer. In Florida though freezes earlier in December caused at least $115 million in damage. The Florida Department of Agriculture has compiled crop damage estimates from cold weather through December 20. The report shows the cucumber crop was wiped out. Florida and Mexico usually supply this crop in the winter, but Florida has not shipped anything for more than a week. Eggplant, snap beans, and peppers were nearly wiped out. Cabbage, sweet corn, and squash all suffered heavy losses. Tomatoes also took heavy damage. The state agriculture department estimates Florida has suffered a total economic loss of about $275 million when you consider indirect losses.

7 Reasons Food Shortages Will Become a Global Crisis ~ link ~ Six months ago, when I said that Life On This Earth Just Changed, I meant it!  Stirling
Food inflation is here and it's here to stay.  We can see it getting worse every time we buy groceries. Basic food commodities like wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice have been skyrocketing since July, 2010 to record highs.  These sustained price increases are only expected to continue as food production shortfalls really begin to take their toll this year and beyond.

This summer Russia banned exports of wheat to ensure their nation's supply, which sparked complaints of protectionism.  The U.S. agriculture community is already talking about 
rationing corn over ethanol mandates versus supply concerns. We've seen nothing yet in terms of food protectionism.

Global food shortages have forced emergency meetings at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization where they claim "urgent action" is needed.  They point to extreme weather as the main contributing factor to the growing food shortages.  However,
commodity speculation has also been targeted as one of the culprits.

It seems that the crisis would also present the perfect opportunity and the justification for the large GMO food companies to force their products into skeptical markets like in Europe and Japan, as recently leaked cables suggest.  One thing is for sure; food shortages will likely continue to get worse and eventually become a full-scale global food crisis.

Here are seven reasons why food shortages are here to stay on a worldwide scale:

The Great Food Crisis of 2011 ~ link ~

As the new year begins, the price of wheat is setting an all-time high in the United Kingdom. Food riots are spreading across Algeria. Russia is importing grain to sustain its cattle herds until spring grazing begins. India is wrestling with an 18-percent annual food inflation rate, sparking protests. China is looking abroad for potentially massive quantities of wheat and corn. The Mexican government is buying corn futures to avoid unmanageable tortilla price rises. And on January 5, the U.N. Food and Agricultural organization announced that its food price index for December hit an all-time high.

But whereas in years past, it's been weather that has caused a spike in commodities prices, now it's trends on both sides of the food supply/demand equation that are driving up prices. On the demand side, the culprits are population growth, rising affluence, and the use of grain to fuel cars. On the supply side: soil erosion, aquifer depletion, the loss of cropland to nonfarm uses, the diversion of irrigation water to cities, the plateauing of crop yields in agriculturally advanced countries, and -- due to climate change -- crop-withering heat waves and melting mountain glaciers and ice sheets. These climate-related trends seem destined to take a far greater toll in the future.

Photos: Surging Food Prices Are Sparking Riots All Around The World ~ link ~ Six months ago I started to warn of this as one of the consequences of the BP Oil Disaster induced Climate Change.  Sometimes, it is not so good to be right!  Stirling 

All Evidence Points To A Dramatic Increase In Food Prices Worldwide ~ link ~ For the last two weeks we have reported and researched the possibility of a food shortage due to a mixture of freezing temps, moves by our government that seem to hurt rather than help food prices, and hot, dry weather in the regions that haven’t froze.

Here are just a few of the hundreds of articles that have come out in the past month that point to rising food prices worldwide....

Food Prices Rise Higher Than Ever As Globalists Predict Food Riots ~ link ~
Food Inflation is very real yet certain Congressman are working to disarm the American people which will potentially kill thousands of citizens who would be unable to protect them selves during food riots or a martial law type scenario. Is this fear based reporting or are we really looking at social unrest and/or martial law due to rising food prices worldwide?

With globalists such as World Bank President Robert Zoellick pushing for more so called “global stability” in the food market, it is clear that this is a REAL food crisis CREATED by the very people who will eventually pose the solution.At this point it would be insane to not stock up on food as it is very evident that this globalist imposed food crisis is on the horizon.

Soldiers on the streets as Tunisian violence reaches capital ~ link ~Also see ~ link ~
Demonstrators in Tunis
Tunisian demonstrators hold a national flag and chant slogans in Tunis Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Soldiers have been deployed in the centre of Tunis amid violent unrest that officials say has killed 23 people..

In a Tunisian provincial town that was the scene of some of the worst clashes at the weekend, witnesses said a large crowd had gathered to demand the resignation of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and that police were nowhere to be seen.

More deaths in Tunisia violence - video ~ link ~ Welcome to the future!  Stirling

Australia Floods: Food prices 'to rise 30%' ~ link ~ link ~
"The Queensland region, in particular, is one of the world's biggest exporters of sugar cane as well as wheat, so they're two commodities for which we know the prices are going to spike up," he said.
"And the biggest buyers of those products are in Asia. One thing we do know about the Asian economies is they're already suffering quite a bit of food price inflation and that's going to be added to now with these price rises coming out of Australia."

Sarkozy takes G20 case to Obama as food prices soar ~ link ~ If you believe that either of these two clowns are going to do anything for the people of their nations (and in general the people of Earth) instead of totally serving the interests of the global banking cartel, I have 'a bridge in Brooklyn' to sell you.  Stirling

French President Nicolas Sarkozy takes his campaign for greater global food price and currency stability to Washington next week when he seeks Barack Obama's support for France's goals as head of the Group of 20 powers.

Soaring food prices and riots in places like Algeria offer Sarkozy ammunition to press for more coordination between G20 governments to combat wild swings in vital commodity prices as well as exchange rates versus the long-dominant U.S. dollar.

The Future of Food Riots ~ link ~ If all the food in the world were shared out evenly, there would be enough to go around.

That has been true for centuries now: if food was scarce, the problem was that it wasn’t in the right place, but there was no global shortage. However, that will not be true much longer.

The food riots began in Algeria more than a week ago, and they are going to spread. During the last global food shortage in 2008, there was serious rioting in Mexico, Indonesia, and Egypt. We may expect to see that again this time, only bigger and more widespread.

Most people in these countries live in a cash economy, and a large proportion live in cities. They buy their food, they don’t grow it. That makes them very vulnerable, because they have to eat almost as much as people in rich countries do, but their incomes are much lower.

The poor, urban multitudes in these countries (including China and India) spend up to half of their income on food, compared to only about 10 percent in the rich countries. When food prices soar, these people quickly find that they simply lack the money to go on feeding themselves and their children properly—and food prices now are at an all-time high. “We are entering a danger territory,” said Abdolreza Abbassian, chief economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization, on January 5.

Violence Over Surging Food Prices In Algeria Spreads As Rioting Leaves Many Dead In Neighboring Tunisia ~ link ~ A week ago we noted that the first Fed 'excess liquidity' inspired violence of the year broke out in Algeria, where following the recent release of FAO data confirming food prices have just hit an all time high, rioting broke out "over rising food prices and chronic unemployment... with youths torching government buildings and shouting "Bring us Sugar!" To be expected, this event received no coverage in the US. In the meantime, the violence has escalated and spread to neighboring Tunisia, where weeks of clashes have left 14 dead. The reason for the lethal violence- "high unemployment and the surging cost of living." One would think that excess economic slack from pervasive unemployment would bring about a plunge in the cost of living... Unfortunately, that is not the case in a centrally planned world.  

As always, we can hope that these very unfortunate developments do not manifest themselves in the US.
And those who can stomach graphic content, the following site shows the casualties of ongoing rioting direct from one of the receiving hospitals. Again, we warn that this video is very graphic - link.

Tunisia Massacre - video ~ link ~ Watch this video and cry and pray!  Stirling

USDA begins surveying damage to citrus crop - Florida's freezes wiped out thousands of acres of agriculture and millions of cases of food ~ link
Plan on paying more for fruits and vegetables over the next couple of months. Florida's freezes wiped out thousands of acres worth of agriculture and millions of cases of food.   

Australia floods deal new setback to wheat exports ~ link ~ Australia's wheat industry suffered a fresh setback from the country's floods disaster on Wednesday, with a key grain port shutting down overnight, further restricting exports. 
Australia, among the world's four-largest wheat shippers, is expected to register a fall in exports in the 2010/11 marketing year, after floods and heavy rains left much of the harvest unfit for sale to quality-conscious buyers in major markets. 
Food-stricken Queensland state's biggest grain terminal, the Fisherman's Island wharf at the Port of Brisbane, stopped exporting grain overnight, a grains official said, as devastating floods brought the city of Brisbane to a standstill.
"We had 140,000 tonnes booked for bulk shipment out of Fisherman's Island in January but only 30,000 to 40,000 tonnes have gone out so far," said David Ginns, a spokesman for GrainCorp Ltd , the largest grain handler in eastern Australia. 
But the state is usually a big producer of high-protein wheat which is in short supply globally because of weather setbacks in other key quality wheat-producing countries, including Canada and Germany. In a good season Australia produces as much two million tonnes of high-protein quality wheat but water-logged fields reduced most of the current crop to low-grade feed wheat.

Queensland floods could wipe $13 billion off economic growth ~ link ~ DAMAGE from Queensland's floods could wipe $13 billion off Australia's economic growth through export losses, economists say. Southern Queensland, including Brisbane, Ipswich and the Darling Downs, is experiencing its worst flooding in over a century.

The central Queensland coalfields and gas fields of south-western Queensland have been badly affected. The widespread disaster has brought a major part of the state's economy to a halt, said Warwick McKibbin, a member of the RBA’s policy board. "If you look at the infrastructure damage and all the networks that have been broken, a hit to the economy of 1 per cent is not out of the question," Mr McKibbin told Fairfax newspapers.

The floods in Queensland, which makes up one fifth of the country's economy, would in effect wipe about $13 billion from Australia's gross domestic product of $1.3 trillion.

Australia city sees years of rebuilding after floods ~ link ~ The capital of Queensland state resembled a muddy lake, with an entire waterfront cafe among the debris washing down the Brisbane River, a torrent that has flooded 12,000 homes in the city of 2 million and left 118,000 buildings without power. "All I could see was their rooftops. Underneath every one of those roofs is a family, underneath every single one of those rooftops is a horror story," Queensland Premier Anna Bligh told reporters, after surveying the disaster from the air. "This morning as I look across not only the capital city, but three-quarters of my state, we are facing a reconstruction effort of post-war proportions," Bligh said.

Officials warned of the real risk of further severe flooding in the coming weeks, with the wet season far from over and dams built to protect the city and surrounding regions at bursting point.

Broke and Hungry: This Chart Says It All ~ link
Contrary to the opinion that our economy is on a booming trajectory to the moon, the following chart from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service tells the real story:
Food Stamp Participation Rate
One in seven Americans now depend on food stamps to pay the grocery bill each week, and according to a recent report, private food distribution and food assistance organizations have seen a 10% rise in their client base. This on top of reports that food banks are actually running low on food (1,2) due to fewer donations caused by a failing economy and rising food prices.

Had someone forecast in 2007 that the rate of food stamp participation would nearly double by 2011 few would have believed it, likely dismissing the thought as lunacy. But the chart above shows that the prediction would not have been too far off. And given that the employment situation remains bleak, while commodity prices around the world continue to rise, we would not be at all surprised to see the participation rate accelerate and reach 50 million within the next 18 months.

If we see the kind of 50% zhang in prices that is currently being experienced in China, it may come even sooner. Looking strictly at the government’s CPI inflation data, one might surmise that prices have “stabilized” with an inflation rate of just under 2%. The problem, of course, is that this data does not account for food and energy prices because they are considered too volatile.

In April of 2010 we wrote the food price trend at that time indicated that within a year we could very well see an overall increase of at least 26% in grocery stores price. By October of 2010, we were able to see this trend almost fully develop, as commodity prices the world over shot up significantly, with the cost of wheat, oats and sugar up 74%, 68%, and 44% respectively. (See the year over year commodity price chart here)

We say almost fully developed, because the prices have not yet hit grocery store shelves - but they will. As Karl Denninger has pointed out recently, what we’re seeing right now is margin compression. Campbell’s soup, for example, utilizes a variety of commodities to manufacture their products, yet we have not seen a 50% - 100% increase in the price of a can of soup - not yet at least. Campbell’s has been taking a hit to their profit margin as retail prices have been kept relatively stable while their production costs are increasing.

Companies like Campbell’s that sell commodity based products and services simply cannot operate in this manner for much longer. At some point they will have to raise prices. It’s as simple as that. According to a November 2010 report from The Street, companies are willing to take those margin compressions for a while, but they’ll only be able to wait three to six months before passing those costs on to consumers. That six month window is almost up.

Queensland floods to wipe 1% off GDP of Australia ~ link ~ Economists says the damage bill from the Queensland floods could be 1 per cent of gross domestic product or more than $10 billion thanks to lost export income.

Rising Food Prices Fueling Inflation ~ link ~ "If you break down the inflation numbers then the impact of food has been extremely significant," Will Shropshire, head of investor trading, product development and agriculturals for JP Morgan said in an interview with Reuters.

Shropshire said prices for agricultural commodities had risen to a level that "reflects the tightness of the balance sheets (of the commodities)." He added prices could rise further if markets are hit by any more supply concerns.

"If we have any more shocks to supply the impact could get increasingly dramatic," he said.

Shropshire is correct about the supply problem, but he neglects to point out the demand side contribution via the Federal Reserve printing money. What we have here is a perfect storm situation for much higher prices. It can't be hidden anymore by
Nixonian indexes. The sophisticated traders who watch markets daily may not understand the theory, but they see the market activity in front of them.

Hundreds of dead blackbirds found along I-65 in Athens, Alabama, USA, in new bird kill ~ link ~
Photo: Dead Blackbirds Found Along I-65 In Limestone County About 300 dead blackbirds were found along I-65 in Athens on Wednesday morning. (Carson Clark, WHNT NEWS 19 /
The viewers who called us said the birds seemed to just fall from the sky, but we spoke to a wildlife biologist at the scene who says there is an explanation for what happened.

Mass animal deaths global map ~ link 

Thousands of dead fish in Chicago - Hundreds of dead birds in California ~ link 

Timeline of recent mysterious bird, fish deaths ~ link ~ (NaturalNews) The recent mysterious deaths of birds and fish are causing alarm among naturalists around the world. Birds are literally falling dead out of the sky, and fish are washing up dead on shores and rivers across North America and around the world. The reaction from the mainstream media seems strangely subdued, as if they're all just blowing this off as some unexplained quirk about the natural world that should be largely ignored.

NaturalNews readers think differently. We are concerned when thousands of dead birds fall out of the sky for no apparent reason. The sky itself may not be falling, but previously live animals are clearly falling out of it. If that's not enough reason to wonder what the heck is happening to our planet, then what is?

These are clear signs that something is wrong. Red flags from nature, if you will. Here's the timeline of recent deaths that have been reported:

The Land is Mourning ~ link ~ Take the time to check this out.  Stirling

China's Currency Reserves rise to record ~ link
China’s foreign-exchange reserves climbed by a record last quarter and lending exceeded the government’s annual target, increasing pressure on the central bank to tighten policies to rein in liquidity and inflation. 

The currency holdings, reported by the central bank on its website today, rose by $199 billion to $2.85 trillion, the biggest quarterly gain since Bloomberg data began in 1996. Full- year yuan-denominated lending of 7.95 trillion yuan ($1.2 trillion) compared with a target of 7.5 trillion yuan. 

Pissed off Irishman on bankers - video ~ link ~ I love the Irish, they have such a way with words.  Stirling

Looting Main Street ~ link ~ How the nation's biggest banks are ripping off American cities with the same predatory deals that brought down Greece.

Cities bankruptcies will increase ~ link 

Arab League: Lebanon at risk of civil war ~ link ~ Something that you can be sure that Israel is doing all it can, behind the scenes, to cause to come about.  If this happens, look for Israel to make sure that the missiles of its enemies are destroyed.  Also look for this to trigger their use against Israel and for all hell to break loose.  This could be the trigger for the coming General Middle East War, which itself will trigger the Third World War and Armageddon.  Stirling 

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