Dr. Simon Atkins 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. In this new weekly column, he presents an out-of-the-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.
DEATH BY POWERPOINT: AL GORE’S NEW CLIMATE REALITY SHOW, 24X7
Albert Gore is the man who made his money from fossil fuels but wants everyone else to stop using them. Gore wants people to reduce energy use, yet consumes in his own homes the energy small villages go through. Gore refuses to openly debate and charges an absolute fortune ($145,000 a speech!) so people can listen to him (but not ask questions). He stands to gain millions from carbon trading, so let’s be honest – he can hardly have an impartial view of the process he advocates. Gore thinks the temperature a few miles down in the Earth’s crust is “a few million degrees“ – it’s laughable! Gore is a liability to the cause, but from this skeptic’s point of view he is an international institution and should be encouraged along with all the others like Pachauri and Hansen who couldn’t do a better job for the “deniers” if they were paid to. See if you think I am right: I thought Gore’s “Climate Reality” show is shameless. Picture after picture of starving children, flooded homes and parched fields. Even if you believe the IPCC’s reports in their entirety, the very small amount of warming that may have occurred in the past century does not account for this. No one with a fair perspective will believe that this poor child would have had more to eat if only we had never driven cars or generated electricity.
EPA DELAYS GLOBAL WARMING RULES, AGAIN
Analysts expect the EPA’s global warming regulations to cost more than $100 billion annually. But surely, once you start digging into his pseudo-science, you quickly realize this is just “installment” 1 of 10. It’s a trillion dollar loss to the economy.
WE GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO THE 1973 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE RECIPIENT, DR. IVAR GIAEVER
Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the American Physics Society in disgust over its officially stated policy that “global warming is occurring.” The official position of the American Physical Society (APS) supports the theory that man’s actions have inexorably led to the warming of the planet, through increased emissions of CO2. Just so you know, I resigned from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for the same reason.
IT’S ABOUT MAKING SURE EVERYONE HAS ENOUGH TO EAT
Inspired by a curiosity about our country’s careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, have you seen the multi award-winning documentary “DIVE!”? Here is the film that got me thinking.
THE IMPORTANT SECRET OF PHI AND FIBONACCI: AN ADVANCED UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE HUMAN CONNECTION TO IT
A must see, in my opinion, because it relates to so much in life: from the microcosm to the macrocosm, spirals are always present. Unfortunately, this is kept from most of the population.
A BABY ON E-TRADE COMMERCIAL, A LITTLE MONDAY HUMOR
Could we be seeing a worldwide Ponzi collapse, with hyperinflation leaving many with a pocket full of toilet paper (formerly know as “money”). Gold is the currency of kings, silver is the currency of gentlemen, barter is the currency of peasants, and debt is the currency of slaves. On a lighter note, here’s a commercial for e-Trade, courtesy of a baby buying and selling stocks. I had a good chuckle.
THINGS GETTING WORSE, AS TROIKA (EU, IMF, & ECB) DEMANDS MASSIVE NEW SPENDING CUTS IN GREECE
The Central Banks are in the pocket of the Global TBTF Bank bond holders. The bond holders of the TBTF Global Banks aren’t about to take a haircut resulting from their less-than-educated investing in banks that ridiculously gambled away all their money. When the people will no longer tolerate bailing them out, they will simply print more money via the Central Banks and turn off the spigots to entitlements (read “your Social Security”).
GOV’T SCIENTISTS: CESIUM FROM FUKUSHIMA TO REACH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Japanese scientists from the government’s Meteorological Research Institute and the Central Research Institute of the Electric Power Industry announced their findings at a meeting of the Geochemical Society of Japan this past week, saying that cesium will also flow into the Indian Ocean and, eventually, reach the Atlantic.
TROPICAL SYSTEMS OVER JAPAN CARRYING RADIOACTIVE PARTICLES FURTHER WEST FROM FUKUSHIMA; RADIATION HOTSPOTS FOUND IN SOIL OVER 250KM AWAY, IN CITIES, IN PLAYPARKS, IN INCREASING QUANTITIES
Measurements of radioactivity published in Japanese newspapers are falsified data (aka lies). Independent scientists and even many public citizens are doing their own research and sending in soil samples to private labs. Watch this very important video to get an idea of the crisis.
DETAILS: WHY THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER IS WORSE THAN CHERNOBYL
The Government of Japan has been criminally slow to admit the scale of the nuclear meltdown. Slowly, steadily, and often well behind the curve, the government has worsened its prognosis of the disaster. But now the truth is coming out and some scientists say Fukushima is worse than the 1986 Chernobyl accident, with which it shares a maximum level-7 rating on the sliding scale of nuclear disasters. One of the most prominent of them is Dr. Helen Caldicott, an Australian physician and long-time anti-nuclear activist who warns of “horrors to come” in Fukushima. Scientists affiliated with the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said the plant had released 15,000 terabecquerels of cancer-causing Cesium, equivalent to about 168 times the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima! And yet much of this STILL continues to be hidden, unavailable, misconstrued, or manipulated data, with some government scientists saying, “the greatest danger is psychological panic.” How dare they insult what more people already know about this unfolding crisis.
Until next week … connect the dots, be aware and seek out the ‘edge’ you need.