What a world….
H/t reader kevin a.
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What a world….
H/t reader kevin a.
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NASA and NOAA are using fake climate data, says Tony Heller. They are claiming record heat in areas where there are no thermometers. That’s how they made 2016 into a record warm year.
“The map above is fake,” says Tony Heller. “NOAA has almost no temperature data from Africa, and none from central Africa. They simply made up the record temperatures.” Continue reading »
Zimbabwe is back in the news. Or, it was. For about two days. European and Western media have dutifully reported on the series of painful economic crises the country has suffered since independence with the occasional “so-bad-it’s-funny” article on the birthday celebrations of the country’s long-time President Robert Mugabe. But the full tragedy is that the country is entering its second century of colonial rule, having enjoyed a 35 year stint of totalitarian independence in the middle, and no one seems to care. Continue reading »
Despite an outcry in Parliament and heated debate in the august salons of the Royal Geographic Society, Galton insisted that ‘the history of the world tells the tale of the continual displacement of populations, each by a worthier successor, and humanity gains thereby’.
A controversial figure, Galton was also the pioneer of eugenics, the theory that was used by Hitler to try to fulfil his mad dreams of a German Master Race.
Eventually, Galton’s grand resettlement plans fizzled out because there were much more exciting things going on in Africa.
But that was more than 100 years ago, and with legendary explorers such as Livingstone, Speke and Burton still battling to find the source of the Nile – and new discoveries of exotic species of birds and animals featuring regularly on newspaper front pages – vast swathes of the continent had not even been ‘discovered’. Continue reading »
China re-established diplomatic ties with Sao Tome and Principe, cementing the small West African island nation’s shift in allegiance from Taiwan.
The two countries signed a communique Monday at a ceremony in Beijing attended by Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
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Around 400 migrants stormed the 20-foot high barrier between Morroco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta early Friday morning leading to over a hundred injuries.
The rush of migrants trying to penetrate the Spanish territory is the highest in recent years. The Red Cross has reported that it has led to many of the migrants getting injured in the process including 25 hospitalisations and 103 suffering minor injuries, as well as two police officers being injured, reports El Faro de Ceuta.
According to reports the migrants stormed the border fence in several separate areas using tools and scissors to cut through the fence as others attempted to climb over the massive structure. Authorities say that most of the migrants were men from southern Africa and El Faro de Ceuta posted footage of the men who chanted “Spain!” Continue reading »
“It’s never an accident.”
It’s easy to get an op-ed in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, or the New York Times.
Well sort of. All you need is a high profile stature. No matter how inane the post by Paul Krugman, Larry Summers, or in this case former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, a major media outlet will publish it, without rebuttal, and without any serious comments.
With that bit of a rant out of the way, please consider Remake the Union to Heal Europe’s Rifts by Nicolas Sarkozy.
On June 23, the British people decided to leave the EU. I am sorry they did because I believe the UK belongs in Europe. But I respect their choice. I can think of nothing worse than suggesting their decision might be disregarded. Continue reading »
(CNN) – Malawi’s albinos are at risk of “total extinction” amid escalating attacks against them for their body parts, the United Nations warned.Albinism is a genetic condition that leads to little or no pigment in the eyes, skin and hair. The southern African nation has about 10,000 albinos, according to the U.N.In some African countries, albinos’ body parts are believed to bring wealth and good luck. As a result, attackers chop off their limbs and pluck out organs, and sell them to witchdoctors.Even after albinos are killed, some attackers go a step further and steal their remains from graveyards, said Ikponwosa Ero, the United Nations’ expert on albinism.…
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Doctors in Kenya have accused UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of secretly trying to sterilise millions of women in Africa via a tetanus vaccine program.
According to LifeSiteNews, the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association say that doctors have uncovered evidence of a mass sterilisation program sponsored by the Kenyan government and funded by Bill Gates.
The Kenyan government denies there is anything wrong with the vaccine, and says it is perfectly safe. Continue reading »
Every grand Solar Minimum there is a VEI 6 or VEI 7 eruption, when it happens again we can expect 4C drop in European temperatures. The Sahel area in Northern Africa is getting wetter and rains are beginning to abound in the once desert areas allowing for corn growing to start again.
ENSO Drop in Temps http://notrickszone.com/#sthash.VM1tO…
369 Year Temperature Reconstruction Tree Rings http://notrickszone.com/2016/07/17/ne…
1816 Year Without a Summer http://www.clim-past-discuss.net/cp-2…
In a recent GMO commentary on Immigration and Brexit, founder Jeremy Grantham laid out precise reasons why Brexit was a mathematical certainty eventually.
Curiously, Grantham thinks Brexit was a bad idea.
On the second sentence, I disagree strongly.
The following snips, including bullet points are from Grantham. Subtitles are mine, not his.
Europe’s Impossible Refugee Math Continue reading »
June’s European Parliament plenary saw five different votes related to GMOs. Altogether they give a good idea of the European Parliament’s very coherent opinion on GMOs, which can be summarized as being a resounding no.
The Authorization Process for Imports is Not Democratic
Two objections to the authorization for import of a GM carnation and a GM maize were voted on Wednesday. These were the 5th and 6th objections (all initiated by the Greens/EFA) that have been submitted to the plenary since December 2015. Continue reading »
United Parcel Service Inc. has for decades been the company that delivers packages to your doorstep with its signature brown trucks, but the company has quietly begun expanding into drone delivery.
The UPS Foundation announced Monday it has entered into a partnership with drone startup Zipline and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to deliver blood for transfusions by drone throughout Rwanda. UPS offered an $800,000 grant to kick off the deliveries.
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Burkina Faso’s cotton association is seeking 48.3 billion CFA francs ($83.91 million) in compensation from U.S. seed company Monsanto after it said genetically modified cotton led to a drop in quality, association members said on Monday.
Cotton is the second-biggest source of revenue for the impoverished West African country after gold.
The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), in a new report published Monday titled, “For your own good!” The chicanery behind GM non-commercial ‘orphan crops’ and rice for Africa shows that the GM industry is expanding its grasp to African traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum, sweet potato, pigeon pea, cowpea, banana as well as rice under the guise of philanthropy.
The report reveals that a great deal of research and development is currently underway into the genetic modification (GM) of these crops, with most of the on-going trials being focused on drought and salt tolerance, nitrogen use efficiency, resistance to tropical pests and diseases and nutritional enhancement (biofortification). The key countries that have been targeted include, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi. Continue reading »
One hundred groups representing over five million Nigerians, comprising of farmers, faith-based organisations, civil society groups, students and local community groups, are vehemently opposing Monsanto’s attempts to introduce genetically modified (GM) cotton and maize into Nigeria’s food and farming systems.
In written objections submitted to the Nigerian biosafety regulators Monday, the groups have cited numerous serious health and environmental concerns and the failure of these crops, especially GM cotton, in Africa. Continue reading »
The nation’s highest federal court in recent days threw out a request by chocolate giant Nestle SA, the world’s largest food maker, and a pair of other companies to reject a lawsuit that seeks to hold all three companies liable for using child slaves to harvest cacao in the African nation of Ivory Coast.
In rejecting the bid, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a December 2014 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that also refused to dismiss the suit against Nestle, Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Cargill Inc. that had been filed by former child slaves. Continue reading »
Ghanaians have been fighting attempts at the imposition of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), by the Biotech industry and The Gates Foundation , into their food system for the last few years, including by taking the Government to Court on the issue.
Sustainable Pulse Exclusive
By Ali-Masmadi Jehu-Appiah, Chairperson, Food Sovereignty Ghana
The public GMO debate has mainly focused on health and the environment, but hardly ever on the socio-economic impacts of GMOs. The socio-economic ramifications of the imposition of GMOs alone ought to be enough to ban its use in Ghana. The creeping intrusions of GMOs into Ghana’s economy, is likely to increase poverty, rather than diminish it; by increasing the penetration of transnational corporations into Ghana’s agriculture thus decreasing profit margins for small local farmers. Ghanaian agriculture cannot afford an economy that is designed for the benefit of external interests at the expense of Ghanaians. Continue reading »
Just two weeks ago we warned of the looming “hyperinflation monster” in Africa with the continent appearing to be running out of dollars as some of Africa’s largest economies, including Nigeria, Angola, Ethiopia and Mozambique, are restricting access to the greenback to protect dwindling reserves. Specifically we warned of Angola’s already-soaring inflation hampering its ability to ‘adjust’ its currency towards its black market ‘reality’. But that did not stop the central bank devaluing Kwanza by 15% over the weekend – the most since 2001 – to record lows as crude prices crush their economy and the flow of USDs.
Original article in German here:
– Merkel will in Afrika für Einwanderung nach Deutschland werben (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, Nov 8, 2015)
Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel setzt ihre Politik der offenen Arme fort: Beim Afrika-Gipfel der EU will sie mit den Staatschefs darüber sprechen, wie man „junge Afrikaner legal in Deutschland aufnehmen“ kann. Außerdem will sie den Staaten Afrikas „neue finanzielle Mittel anbieten“.
– Merkel wants to promote in Africa for immigration to Germany (German Economic News, Nov 8, 2015):
Angela Merkel will next week formally speak at their meetings in Africa on how it will be possible to legally take young Africans in Germany. She announced on her weekly podcast. The interviewer, Carina Sprungk, a political scientist at the Free University Berlin presented the following question:
Madam Chancellor, in the next week you go to the EU-Africa Summit on migration issues in Malta. There should be talked about the problems, but also about the opportunities of migration. And it should also be clear that the countries of origin, transit and destination countries together bear responsibility for migration. What do you mean by a shared responsibility of these countries, and what specific items you’re traveling to Malta?
Merkel responded: Continue reading »
… not to mention that Roundup is turning even the best farmland into a desert within just a few years, aside from destroying your health.
– Exposed: the great GM crops myth (The Independent):
“Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis.
Last week the biggest study of its kind ever conducted – the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development – concluded that GM was not the answer to world hunger.
Professor Bob Watson, the director of the study and chief scientist at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when asked if GM could solve world hunger, said: “The simple answer is no.”
But aside from that, what could possibly go wrong?
– Monsanto: GM-Corn Harvest of 82,000 Hectares in South Africa Fails (Digital Journal)
– GMOs Will Not Feed The World – EWG Report (Sustainable Pulse, April 7, 2015):
Environmental Working Group released a new analysis Tuesday debunking the myth that genetically engineered crops (often called GMOs) will be crucial to “feeding the world” as the population soars. The report takes a hard look at recent research and concludes that so far, GE crops have done nothing to improve global food security – and there’s little reason to think that they will any time soon.
The chief causes of global hunger today are poverty and small farmers’ lack of access to basic resources such as fertilizers and roads to market. So why do Big Ag and biotech companies keep insisting that the solution to meeting the demand for food is investment in their genetically engineered seeds? Continue reading »
– Protests Target Gates Foundation Secret Meeting on Africa’s Seed Systems (Sustainable Pulse, March 23, 2015):
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are sponsoring a secret meeting Monday in London to promote a recent report detailing in clear terms how to privatize the seed and agricultural markets of Africa– without African stakeholders having a seat at the table.
The meeting is being criticized for including corporations, development bodies, trade bodies and aid donors, yet excluding any African farmers or representatives of affected organizations. Today protesters on both sides of the Atlantic are picketing to protest the corporate capture of seed, and to urge the foundation to support African food sovereignty. Both in London and Seattle protesters will distribute open-pollinated seeds as a symbol of the alternative to the corporate model promoted by USAID and BMGF. Continue reading »
‘Mission accomplished’ for the ‘Big 6’ pesticide and GMO corporations (BASF, Bayer, Dupont, Dow Chemical Company, Monsanto, and Syngenta).
– GM Maize Transgenes Penetrate Small Farmers Seed Supplies in South Africa (Sustainable Pulse. March 11, 2015):
A first study of its kind has found that GM maize transgenes have penetrated the informal seed supplies of smallholder farmers in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The study screened for transgenes in external fields, home gardens and local household seed holdings in a village where GM insect-resistant maize had been previously grown from 2001–2008 and also analysed the seed management practices of farmers there.
Genetically modified (GM) crops were introduced in South Africa in 1997. By 2013, South Africa had 2.3 million hectares of GM crops under cultivation, 78% of which was insect-resistant and/or herbicide-tolerant maize. Continue reading »
– US Government, Monsanto and Gates Foundation Push GMOs on Unwilling Africa (Sustainable Pulse, Feb 23, 2015):
US agencies, funders such as the Gates Foundation, and agribusiness giant Monsanto are trying to force unwilling African nations to accept expensive and insufficiently tested Genetically Modified (GM) foods and crops, according to a new report released today. 
“The US, the world’s top producer of GM crops, is seeking new markets for American GM crops in Africa. The US administration’s strategy consists of assisting African nations to produce biosafety laws that promote agribusiness interests instead of protecting Africans from the potential threats of GM crops,” said Haidee Swanby from the African Centre for Biosafety, which authored the report commissioned by Friends of the Earth International. Continue reading »
– Bill Gates’ human experimentation with GM bananas in Africa condemned by scientists (Natural News, Dec 18, 2014):
At least 124 food and outreach organizations, as well as 26 individual scientists, have signed onto a letter sent to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation protesting ongoing human trials of genetically modified (GM), beta-carotene-enriched bananas intended for Africa.
The GM bananas, which never underwent animal trials, are currently being administered to 12 students attending Iowa State University (ISU), presumably without full disclosure as to the many unknown risks involved.
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– U.N. peacekeeper in Liberia tests positive for Ebola (CBS News, Dec 5, 2014):
MONROVIA, Liberia — A U.N. peacekeeper who contracted Ebola in Liberia will be flown to the Netherlands for treatment, a Dutch Health Ministry spokeswoman said Friday.
The Nigerian soldier is expected to arrive in the Netherlands this weekend and will go into isolation at the University Medical Center Utrecht, according to Inge Freriksen.
This is the third infection for the mission, which comprises about 7,700 troops and police. The previous two died. Continue reading »
– ‘Entire villages disappeared’: Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone ‘underreported’ (RT, Nov 1, 2014):
Ebola’s toll on Sierra Leone is much greater than previously thought, with entire villages killed off by the virus. This means up to 20,000 people could have succumbed to the disease by now, a senior coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) believes.
According to Rony Zachariah, coordinator of operational research for MSF, the Ebola impact on Sierra Leone is in fact “under-reported,” AFP quotes.
“The situation is catastrophic. There are several villages and communities that have been basically wiped out. In one of the villages I went to, there were 40 inhabitants and 39 died,” Zachariah told the agency. “Whole communities have disappeared but many of them are not in the statistics. The situation on the ground is actually much worse.”
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