Simon’s Edge™ – Vol. 31

Here is Volume 31 of “Simon’s Edge,” previously called “Simon Says Weatherwise & Otherwise,” an out-of-box and alternative collection of news link substantiated intelligence on the subjects of climate, weather, technology, financial investments/commodities, socio-economic and health-related risks, issues, ideas, potential “Black Swans” and insights to help gain Bulldog Pundit readers an ‘edge’ in the onslaught of news from around the world.

THE LONGEST CONSECUTIVE PERIOD OF OUTFLOWS FROM THE FED’S CUSTODY ACCOUNT EVER
Take the message of a record $85 billion in Treasury sales from the Fed’s custody account in just six weeks.  Contrary to what one hears in the Mainstream Media, foreigners are offloading US paper hand over fist.  The traditional diagonal rise in foreign holdings of US paper has not only plateaued, but it is in fact declining – a first in the history of the post-globalization world.  So the question is what are people converting the USD into, and how much longer will this go on for?  The last thing the US can afford is a wholesale dumping of its Treasuries.

A FEW TONS OF THE GLACIER … STOLEN?
Designer glacier ice cubes for cocktails … not a bad entrepreneurial idea, it’s just that it’s not environmentally cool.  Regardless of the climate change police, the glaciers are national monuments.  But let’s get one thing right:  some glaciers are retreating and some are getting larger – and it doesn’t mainly depend on the temperatures above, it depends on the degree of geothermal warming below (i.e., think volcanic / tectonic plate activity).  As is the case for Chile, there are a ton of quakes and heating-up of the substrata, which explains why this particular glacier is retreating so quickly.

OF COURSE NATURAL TILTS IN EARTH’S AXIS CAUSE ICE AGES
Finally, I’m certainly glad other scientists are looking at the big picture without always concentrating on that terrible little gas called C02 (sarcasm).  Earth’s tilts dictate the cycles of glaciation in Earth’s climate, proven by Serbian geophysicist Milutin Milankovitch in the first half of the twentieth century, but now a Harvard scientist has caught up and agreed.

FOR ONE MINUTE, JUST IMAGINE THAT YOU HAVE TO LIVE THERE
First, they burn the radioactive sludge in these sewage treatment plants, releasing radioactive elements into the air, where it can further contaminate the cities and residents (including highly sensitive kids and fetuses) with cesium, iodine, strontium, uranium, and other health-destroying stuff.  They then dump the highly concentrated radioactive ash in the Bay, where they catch the fish and harvest the seaweed, which they will then eat and export to a number of other “innocent” countries.  Heck, one of their products could be on your dinner table one day soon.

OF COURSE PERIODS OF INCREASED VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS CAUSED ICE AGES IN THE PAST
It never ceases to amaze me what we have known for a long time is then reported as new news based upon computer simulations agreeing, this time showing that volcanic eruptions had a profound cooling effect.  The eruptions likely triggered a chain reaction, affecting sea ice and ocean currents in a way that lowered temperatures for centuries.  These articles are a good sign that many more are seeing the writing on the wall – that we are again entering a period of increasing volcanic activity, and my high degree of scientific standards, it’s clear to see that the globe has been cooling again since 2008.

SCIENTISTS CHALLENGING CLIMATE SCIENCE AND CLIMATE ECONOMICS
You might remember the article from last week that I listed, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal, that was titled, “No Need to Panic About Global Warming” to which I agreed with those climate scientists for a well-explained explanation.  Well, boy, now this gets very crotchety – and literally, it’s one set of climate scientists on one side versus a list of others on the other side (the AGW side).  The fact that the AGWers say the original “natural climate change” group have no qualifications is absolutely false.  Does Roger Cohen, fellow, American Physical Society; William Happer, professor of physics, Princeton; William Kininmonth, former head of climate research at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Richard Lindzen, professor of atmospheric sciences, MIT; Nir Shaviv, professor of astrophysics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem have no qualifications?  This AGW side says, “Research shows that more than 97% of scientists actively publishing in the field agree that climate change is real and human caused.”  This is so old, and is so incorrect it’s not even funny anymore.  Maybe these AGWers ought to tell us the truth about HAARP, and other EMP weaponry testing that destroys the ionosphere that then causes climate change.

PAULA DEEN MISSED HER CHANCE TO EDUCATE VICTIMS OF DIABETES
Many of Deen’s fans expressed outrage that the 65-year-old chef had found what they believe is a way to capitalize on a diagnosis she kept a secret for so long. Angry diabetics are calling the celebrity a hypocrite, both for hiding her disease while promoting fatty, sugar-heavy foods and for partnering with a drug company that provides relief for diabetics … especially when there are many natural ways to get rid of or at least greatly control diabetes.

FUND THIS INSTEAD OF THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
This will be its own unique science area soon.  With a few hundred million miles of Earth, NASA estimates there are almost 1,000 asteroids over one kilometer in length and 19,500 over 100 meters, and with any number of rocks with different sizes whizzing past earth, with most of the population having no idea when they pass or by how much, it is a really good idea to fund the NEOShield Project to look for a way to protect Earth from the space rocks in the future.

GMO CROPS COULD BE GENE REGULATORS!
Monsanto does not want GMOs tested for safety on humans; the mega-corporation will fight tooth and nail, because it knows that if the ‘cat ever gets out of the bag’ on how harmful long-term exposure to GMOs are to health, they are done.

HOW OBVIOUS DOES IT HAVE TO GET?
As the “guardians” of the system, the central banks prattle about their indispensable role in maintaining “monetary stability”.  To maintain this monetary stability, they decree non-existent interest rates, create ever larger mountains of new “money” to keep companies, banks and governments “solvent”, and go to any length to prevent the paper “assets” involved from being genuinely priced in any form of market.  There are only 2 minor problems with the entire system…

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About Dr. Simon Atkins

Dr. Simon Atkins, Ph.D. is Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Forecasting Corporation [AFC], a think-tank in planetary risk management and climate change hazard consulting for businesses and investors that are affected by natural-based perils and socio-economic complexities. Dr. Atkins founded AFCrisk, a customizable platform in global meteorological 24x7 predictions with client asset overlays. He has 25 years of experience providing strategic expertise in weather risk going out years in advance and advanced catastrophe modeling. With a wealth of knowledge gained from activities in 65 countries, he advises on vulnerability assessment “hotspots” for optimized security planning and business continuity.
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