Monday, January 10, 2011


Pakistan Floods; photo by Maqsood Kayani; Pakistan's Greatest Flood Ever.

By 2030, the Indian sub continent is expected to have even more people than China. (Population 7 Billion.)

The CIA is worried that the world's population has more than doubled since 1960.

In the summer of 2010, serious floods hit Pakistan.

A CIA analyst watched these floods closely from his desk at CIA headquarters. (Why the CIA is spying on climate)

The analyst, who heads the CIA's Center on Climate Change and National Security, was concered about "food security … radicalization, disease."

Back in the 1990s, the CIA opened an environmental center.

In the 1990s, US spies studied such things as North Korean crop yields, attempting to anticipate where shortages could lead to instability.

The CIA shared classified environmental data with scientists through a program known as Medea.

Queensland, Australia (Website for this image). Receiving the honorary 'Order of Australia' in 2010 were Richard Armitage and Michael Hayden, former boss of the CIA boss. They were honoured for increasing intelligence cooperation. (Former CIA boss gets Order of Australia.) Kevin Rudd "not only called on Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), but said it should open all its nuclear facilities to UN inspectors." (Are the QLD floods the result of Kevin Rudd speaking against Israel.)

Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, who led the CIA from 2006 to 2009, said issues such as energy and water made Bush's daily briefings. (Why the CIA is spying on climate)

In 2007, Department of Energy intelligence chief Mowatt-Larssen built an experimental program called Global Energy & Environment Strategic Ecosystem, or Global EESE.

He got Carol Dumaine, a CIA foresight strategist, to lead the program.

In April 2007, a group of high-ranking retired military officers published a report saying changes to the climate could affect "national security." (Why the CIA is spying on climate)

The spooks appointed retired Maj. Gen. Richard Engel as the director of their new climate change and state stability program.

The Defense Department has sponsored research on climate change and security, and in 2010 promised $7.5 million to study impacts in Africa.

Niger, which had a military coup in 2010, is vulnerable to 'climate change'.

Niger produces a large percentage of the world's uranium supplies, and al Qaida (the CIA) is active there.

Through the National Academy of Sciences, the CIA is collaborating with 'experts' who include former CIA Director R. James Woolsey and former Vice President Al Gore's national security adviser, Leon Fuerth.

In the summer of 2011, the CIA plans to host a climate war game.

For this, the CIA will be helped by security experts, scientists, insurance specialists and Hollywood screenwriters. (Why the CIA is spying on climate)

Hunger in Indonesia during World War II (forum.axishistory.)

In 1800, the population of Java was around five million.

Now it is over 100 million.

Wardi lives in a very crowded part of Java.

He has a small field and a small shop.

Using compost instead of artificial fertilizer increases organic matter in the soil and holds moisture.

Wardi does have a little education and does have a reasonable income.

He has only two children and plans no more.

His mother had eight children. She never went to school and had a very low income.

Wardi uses animal manure on his field. Fertiliser made from fossil fuels has become rather expensive.


Wardi's neighbour Aziz has not been to school and he has a very small income.

Aziz has six children.

There is some evidence that levels of education and income are important when it comes to dealing with problems of population and food supply.

Better educated, better paid people are more likely to choose to have small families, particularly in areas where food supplies are limited.

Some people get more than their fair share of the world's resources.

Not so far from where Wardi and Aziz live, a large quantity of farm land has been taken over for the building of a golf course, a shopping mall and luxury houses.

In the USA, people tend to consume more than their fair share of the world's food.

Very large quantities of grain are used to produce expensive US beef and used to produce biofuels for cars.

Increasing demand for cattle feed and bio­fuels has caused deforestation in the tropics.

Reportedly, there is a problem with climate change.

Himalayan glaciers that provide water for hundreds of millions of people in China and India could vanish by 2035.

In southern Africa, the corn harvest could drop by 30 percent, due to lack of water.

Ultimately, it's all about people having the right ideas.

We need to persuade people that they do not need to produce lots of children, especially if they live in an area where there is a food and population crisis.

Chief famine areas in red and orange.

The world does have a food and population crisis, according to National Geographic (nationalgeographic/) (Feature Article)

Among the points made by National Geographic:

1. Between 2005 and the summer of 2008, the price of rice rose fivefold.

2. According to Joachim von Braun, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, "Agricultural productivity growth is only one to two percent a year. This is too low to meet population growth and increased demand."

3. Hotter growing seasons and increasing water scarcity are likely to reduce future harvests in much of the world.

4. Many scientists believe we need another green revolution.

Preferably a green revolution that does not damage soils and water supplies.

5. Thomas Malthus believed that human population increases at a geometric rate, doubling about every 25 years if unchecked, while agricultural production increases arithmetically—much more slowly.

6. In 1943 around four million people died in the Bengal Famine.

Then came the green revolution.

7. The green revolution involved industrial farming:

large fields growing just one crop, high-yielding varieties of grain, plenty of irrigation and plenty of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

8. The green revolution has led to problems:

Over-irrigation has led to steep drops in the water table.

Thousands of hectares of productive land have been lost to salinization and waterlogged soils.

The artificial pesticides and fertilizers appear to have poisoned drinking water and led to high rates of cancer.

Researchers have found pesticides in Punjabi farmers' blood, their water table, their vegetables, even their wives' breast milk.

The high cost of fertilizers and pesticides has got many farmers into debt.

One study found more than 1,400 cases of farmer suicides in 93 villages between 1988 and 2006.

9. Monsanto believes biotech will make it possible to double yields of Monsanto's core crops of corn, cotton, and soybeans by 2030.

However, so far, genetic breakthroughs that would free green revolution crops from their heavy dependence on irrigation and fertilizer have proved elusive.

10. Africa has not seen much of the green revolution, partly due to lack of infrastructure, corruption, and inaccessible markets.

Agricultural production per capita declined in sub-Saharan Africa between 1970 and 2000.

11. In Malawi they grow corn and most people live on less than two dollars a day.

In 2005 the rains failed.

Malawi decided to try the green revolution.

Since 2006 the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have raised nearly half a billion dollars to fund the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.

There has been investment in 80 small villages clustered into about a dozen "Millennium Villages" throughout Africa.

Irrigation in Malawi

12. In 2008, a study called the "International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development" concluded that the production increases brought about by science and technology in the past 30 years have failed to improve food access for many of the world's poor.

The six-year study, initiated by the World Bank and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, called for a shift in agriculture toward more sustainable and ecologically friendly practices that would benefit the world's 900 million small farmers, not just agribusiness.

13. University of California, Berkeley, professor Michael Pollan says:

"The only way you can have one farmer feed 140 Americans is with monocultures.

"And monocultures need lots of fossil-fuel-based fertilizers and lots of fossil-fuel-based pesticides.

"That only works in an era of cheap fossil fuels, and that era is coming to an end. Moving anyone to a dependence on fossil fuels seems the height of irresponsibility."

14. A shift has begun to small, underfunded, sustainable projects in Africa and Asia.


15. Vandana Shiva, an agroecologist, argues that small-scale, biologically diverse farms can produce more food with fewer petroleum-based fertilisers and pesticides.

Her research shows that using compost instead of artificial fertilizer increases organic matter in the soil and holds moisture.

16. In northern Malawi, in the village of Ekwendeni, they produce good food much more cheaply than the Millennium Villages.

The Soils, Food and Healthy Communities (SFHC) project gives out seeds and advice for growing nutritious crops like peanuts, pigeon peas, and soybeans, which enrich the soil by fixing nitrogen.

Canadian researchers found that the children involved in the project showed significant weight increases.

Malawi by Joachim Huber

17. The project's research coordinator, Rachel Bezner Kerr, opposes the big-money foundations that are pushing for a new green revolution in Africa.

She says:

"I find it deeply disturbing.

"It's getting farmers to rely on expensive inputs produced from afar that are making money for big companies rather than on agroecological methods for using local resources and skills. I don't think that's the solution."


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The Seeker said...

Back in the 50's my brothers and I acted as beaters for a hunt-lodge in Kent and Sussex (S and SE of London). Posh people from London 'bought guns' off the local lodge. Can't recall names, but Margaret and Tony were there once, Tony riding around on a trials BSA sidecar bought from Sammy Miller, snapping pics, he couldn't walk very far.

The pub-lunches and after-hunt dinners were fabulous! Especially for lads from a semi. The talk varied from the war to politics to economics and business and life in general, and for my own part I was all ears, these guys knew what they were talking about. Can't recall too much today, for obvious reasons, but I recall this gentleman-farmer taking a small cylinder-like wad of tobacco out of his pocket.

"Know what this is? Cordite from a 303." Then he reached into his other pocket and ditto, another wad of 'baccy. "Know what this is? 'Super-pellets'. Supplementary-feed for cattle."

The colour was slightly different.

"My bank has been onto me to feed this to my herd, citing figures from America about increased quality and yield. I came with a counter-argument and they got very stroppy, not even hinting they would be forced to carry out 'an overview of my loan'. The inference being buy the bloody stuff or go out of business. I've inquired with others and found this is rife in our area."

Nods from others said they'd heard of this, too.

"Firstly: We've never needed this stuff before, and our cattle are of the finest quality and yield. The war proved we don't need fertilisers, we've never grown better quality products than during the war, nor as much. We did this by using intelligent farming. The better the quality the less of the product you need to eat for the same nutritional value, so as such we don't always need a huge production. We only really needed to import from America to cover for all the troops that arrived, we could - just, to be truthful - have managed on our own otherwise. The British people have never in history been so healthy - look at these lads (us) bigger, burlier, healthier than was normal before the war. Ok, their mum's a very good cook, that helps. Nobody starved during the war, all got EXACTLY the right amount of food they needed, and it was of absolutely the highest quality. We did it then, we can do it now. It's just a question of will and management."
"Secondly: These pellets are made by the same people who made 3 billion bullets during the war. 3 billion bullets we didn't need as we still had 2 billion of the 3 made in WWI. We only used half a billion during WWII, Despite all the machine-guns we had we only used half as many bullets in WWII as WWI. Thank christ I missed THAT one! What the hell was it LIKE in the trenches!? So we have stored 4.5 billion rounds. This was why we continued using the 303 in our planes etc., when the Yank .5 was obviously the way to go. Note the Yanks made guns that couldn't use our 303."

to be continued:

The Seeker said...

Now continued:

(an aside: The Yank bullet was about 300, and had a so-called 'rimless' brass cartridge, we had a rimmed one. Fire about 1,000 rounds from a Lee Enfield and the worn bore would just take a Yank round, but the lack of a rim made it impossible to actually use it. The left-over ammo we had is still stored in huge chalk caves/tunnels in the North and South downs, along with 20 million or so brand-new Lee Enfields and a million or so Bren-guns, ready for use. Info also confirmed by a military-man I met about 10 years ago).

He continued: "The end of the war caused problems for the chemical companies and bullet-manufacturors as their contracts were cancelled. They loved their free money. They bought the information on the pellets from an American and began making them on the machines and production-lines they used for the bullets. The Yanks hadn't thought of that, they'd designed new, expensive, machines for the job. Our lot saved a fortune! Then they saw to it they bought politicians and top bank-men and put them on their boards. Thus the government and banks are putting pressure on us to buy the damned pellets and fertilizers we don't need!"

And, forced to buy expensive fertilizers and pellets they didn't need the farmers found themselves even further in debt to the banks. Many went under, the farms bought-up by conglomerates and made into the huge, hedgeless, super-farms we have today. Farms where the yield is getting lesser as the fertilizers aren't working as well anymore, as the soil is ruined by the residue they leave.

Something this same farmer talked of another time.

This over 50 years ago....

Anon said...

Dear Seeker,

Many thanks for that information.

- Aangirfan.

Anonymous said...

HI Aang,
In regards to the MASSIVE Qld Australia floods, i found this link in a comment on the
It's a link to catch the fire ministries and they state that the floods were caused by Kevin Rudd bugging israel over the NNPT and allowing inspectors into Dimona.
They state that Yahweh is angry with Australia and this is what happens when you mess with or chastise Isreal..a BENT read if ever i have read one, and please check the comments.
Link Below

cheers A13

Anon said...

Dear A13,

Many thanks for the link to the blog.

I will place a mention on my post.

- Aangirfan

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