Russians have been sweltered in record-breaking temperatures as hundreds drowned in bathing accidents often influenced by alcohol. In Moscow, the temperature rose to 33 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit), breaking a record for the day set in 1938 under the rule of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, according to the state weather centre. Temperatures in ten central Russian regions will hit 38 degrees C (100.4°F) in a heat wave lasting at least until July 22, the state weather centre forecast. The coldest place on earth in winter, Oimyakon in the Sakha region, was forecast to swelter at 32 degrees centigrade (89.6°F) on Friday, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported.
The point to the story though is: An emergency drought situation has been declared in 19 of Russia’s 83 regions with crops dying on an estimated 9.6 million hectares of fields. The drought-stricken areas were suffering “colossal destruction,” Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik said Tuesday at a meeting with President Dmitry Medvedev. It really does not matter if you believe in global cooling or global warming or global dampness or dryness. The extreme conditions around the world are stripping us of the capacity to feed the world’s almost 7 billion.
Meanwhile an upper layer of Earth’s atmosphere recently collapsed in an unexpectedly large contraction, the sheer size of which has scientists scratching their heads, NASA announced in the middle of July. “This is the biggest contraction of the thermosphere in at least 43 years,” said John Emmert of the Naval Research Lab, lead author of a paper announcing the finding in the June 19 issue of the journal Geophysical Research Letters. “It’s a Space Age record. Something is going on that we do not understand,” Emmert said. Have they been using the TARP to restructure the atmosphere and the weather together?
Food security is the number one subject that will be on most everyone’s minds in 2011 for we were already in a weakened agricultural situation even before this year’s agricultural disasters. We can keep arguing back and forth about whether it’s getting hotter or colder until hell freezes over but it looks like food shortages are dead ahead no matter who is right. Actually it is not a matter of who is right or wrong but what the temperature actually is around the world.
Personally my trust for the government and the press is so low as to be nonexistent so when they say this is the hottest year on record I think they are lying like they do about just about everything else. What they say in the mainstream press does not feel like truth when you add up what many scientists are saying with individual reports that come in from around the world.
The weather and agricultural news is bad no matter how we interpret long-term trends.
But it’s July and it’s hot in the northern hemisphere and if this is not the time to preach global warming to the crowd it never will be. So we get the mainstream press saying: The world is enduring the hottest year on record, according to a U.S. national weather analysis, causing droughts worldwide and a concern for U.S. farmers counting on another bumper-crop year.
Special Note: The Medical News Commentaries also contains Climate and Agricultural News as well as Into the Ashes reporting on world events and financial news. My son today challenged my presumption of this expansion into other subjects and territories because he did not see the tie between those other topics and medicine and health. The fact is, if you look deeply enough, everything is connected to medicine and health. Certainly the environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will have a huge impact on the health of Gulf residents for many years. Climate change and agricultural shortfalls can and will compromise uncountable millions’ nutritional status and thus health. Financial stress and bankruptcy can destroy a person’s state of wellbeing yielding a heart attack or other health complication. Happiness and health are certainly connected. Even politics and powerful manipulations from the top (elite) have their great effect on medicine and public healthcare, so I feel comfortable ranging far and wide in my commentaries. Perhaps I should change the name to “IMVA Commentaries”?
Meanwhile I have been busy preparing the Magnesium and Bicarbonate Medical Baths book and that will be available in about 10 days. Then I will race to finish Humane Pediatrics and start the IMVA’s “For the Children” project so hopefully soon I will be able to publish to the newsletter more from these areas.