Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Cold Sun, Calories and Feeding the World

John Casey, President of the Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC), is visiting Tampa today to launch his seminal book on climate change titled "Cold Sun". Additionally, Mr. Casey is holding a press conference to announce opposition to Florida's policies on controlling green house gases and CO2. The SSRC is the leading predictor of climate change, seismic activity and volcanic eruptions using its RC Theory.
In an SSRC letter to Governor Rick Scott Mr. Casey states, "This letter is sent to request that your office take immediate action to terminate any and all initiatives by the State of Florida, including rescission of all past legislation that was based upon the impact on the Earth’s climate by greenhouse gasses caused by human industrial exhaust and other human related activities."
Why would Mr. Casey make such a bold demand?
He does so because policies implemented in Florida, the United States and globally are simply wrong based upon the scientific fact that our Sun is the primary cause of climate change. What makes matters worse is the Sun is going into a scientifically and historically predictable 206 year cyclical "solar hibernation" or what is known as a Dalton Minimum.
What does this have to do with calories and feeding the world? Please bear with me as I explain.
The world's growing population depends on food. Brian M. Carney in his article for theWall Street Journal asks, "Can The World Still Feed Itself?". Mr. Carney interviews Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of Nestle' the world's largest food-production company. According to Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe, "Politicians do not understand that between the food market and the energy market, there is a close link." That link is the calorie.
Brian reports, "The energy stored in a bushel of corn can fuel a car or feed a person. And increasingly, thanks to ethanol mandates and subsidies in the U.S. and biofuel incentives in Europe, crops formerly grown for food or livestock feed are being grown for fuel. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's most recent estimate predicts that this year, for the first time, American farmers will harvest more corn for ethanol than for feed. In Europe some 50% of the rapeseed crop is going into biofuel production, according to Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe, while "world-wide about 18% of sugar is being used for biofuel today." [My emphasis]
What does this all mean?
If John Casey is correct in his predictions, and SSRC always is, then cold weather brings with it a shorter growing season and increased demand for fuel to keep people warm. Therefore, we must have policies that increase calories, not decrease the food supply.
This is a serious problem.
Brian in his article points out, "Today, with nearly seven billion mouths to feed, we produce so much food that we think nothing of burning tons of it for fuel. Or at least we think nothing of it in the West. If the price of our breakfast cereal goes up because we're diverting agricultural production to ethanol or bio-diesel, it's an annoyance. But if the price of corn or flour doubles or triples in the Third World, where according to Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe people "are spending 80% of [their] disposable income on food," hundreds of millions of people go hungry. Sometimes, as in the Middle East earlier this year, they revolt."
Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe points out, "What we call today the Arab Spring really started as a protest against ever-increasing food prices."
John Casey in his book "Cold Sun" warns, "A historic reduction in the energy output of the Sun has begun. The most likely outcome from this 'solar hibernation' will be widespread global loss of life and social, economic and political disruption. You must begin to prepare for this life-altering event now!"
How prophetic and how accurate.

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