A belated welcome to the year 2010! Though after you read a triad of essays coming your way this week you might want to skip over this year and the next because of all the unpleasant things that are happening that I am reporting on. The implications of the words and converging events are staggering to our sense of security and propriety and truly it is difficult to comprehend or believe our fate as we move into the second decade of the 21st Century.
I thought it best to warn my readers to brace themselves for:
A farmer and his tractor in Denshaw near Oldham, as heavy snowfall continues across most parts of the UK. Photograph: John Giles/PA Archive/Press Association
Global Warming Continues to Cool. There you will read, “Geophysicist Phillip Chapman, a former NASA astronaut-scientist and president of the National Space Society, says the sun’s spotlessness could be temporary, but if the muted activity continues, it may be a sign of much colder times ahead. “The next Little Ice Age would be much worse than the previous one and much more harmful than anything warming may do,” Chapman says. “It is time to put aside the global warming dogma, at least to begin contingency planning. During the Maunder Minimum, in the depth of the Little Ice Age, hundreds of thousands of people in Europe died from starvation when the climate turned rainy and cold and cut short the growing season. We’re being told there’s global warming, but I think we’re headed in the other direction . . . we’re right on the precipice of the next ice age. When it happens, we’ll be fighting in the streets for food long before we’re covered by ice.”
Then Agricultural Apocalypse 2010. “When a large segment of the population is facing a drastic cut in income in the face of escalating food prices we have a catastrophic problem in the making. Today we have the simultaneous events of income deflation and food inflation; two high-speed express trains coming down that tracks at each other, a financial crisis colliding with staggering crop losses, which are cutting deeply into available planetary food reserves. Prices of food are beginning to sore again just as millions are losing the ability to afford a reasonable diet though little of this is being observed or reported but soon even the blind will see.”
After that you will see The Crushing Weight of Chaos, Upheaval, and Social Unrest. The second paragraph reads, “The picture is grim. Chaos, upheaval, massive hunger, starvation and social unrest are on the drawing boards and few countries and peoples will be spared the tragedy. The changing climate coupled with catastrophic world events will lead to a profound emergency, which will deliver hard lessons for humanity. It will be a dark time worldwide as simultaneous events from financial to environmental will bring down what has been held so high. What is coming will raise the level of suffering and death to heights that will defy comprehension. It’s going to be a time where heartbreak never seems to end. Certainly it will be a time for truly noble and resolved spirits to raise themselves to be more conspicuous in the times of disaster and ill fortune that fate intends for the collective.”
I was in seclusion for most of this past month and that fits with my recluse ways. My wife and kids were away leaving me plenty of time to dive deeply into things. I am almost finished with the second edition of the Transdermal Magnesium Therapy book and this year my goal is to finish Humane Pediatrics. The Medical News Commentaries will continue to track health related issues like the economy, weather, agricultural and environmental subjects because all of these have an impact on health and medicine.
The medical industrial complex does not like to pay too close attention to broader issues like affordability of modern medicine nor things like cold weather and the lack of sun exposure coupled with body toxicity as the cause of the influenza as opposed to viruses they claim to be able to protect us from with their dangerous vaccines.
Modern medicine is a flop and is worse than a race horse with blinders. Climate change is a major contributor to disease and any practitioner of oriental medicine can tell you how cold, heat, dampness or dry conditions can seriously compromise health. But of course I will get a few communications telling me to stick to medical issues and forget the weather or anything else. Health is a very broad issue that encompasses all the dimensions of human life and we will have this lesson rammed down our throats as events in the world intensify.