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Published on Aug 18, 2012 by Truthmediaproduction
People around the world are noticing that our planet’s weather is dramatically changing. They are also beginning to notice the long lingering trails left behind airplanes that have lead millions to accept the reality of chemtrail/geoengineering programs. Could there be a connection between the trails and our severe weather? While there are many agendas associated with these damaging programs, evidence is now abundant which proves that geoengineering can be used to control weather. In this documentary you will learn how the aerosols being sprayed into our sky are used in conjunction with other technologies to control our weather. While geoengineers maintain that their models are only for the mitigation of global warming, it is now clear that they can be used as a way to consolidate an enormous amount of both monetary and political power into the hands of a few by the leverage that weather control gives certain corporations over the Earth’s natural systems. This of course, is being done at the expense of every living thing on the planet.
Bill Witherell is Cumberland’s Chief Global Economist.
The global food crisis of 2007-2008 is threatening to repeat in the coming months, as the worst drought in 50 years devastates the US corn crop, with 51% of the crop rated “Poor/very poor” by the US Department of Agriculture. This crop is said to be on a par with that of 1988 crop, the worst in the past thirty years. Note that the US is the top producer and exporter of corn. Our account for nearly half of the world’s corn and also a third of the world’s soybeans, the harvest for which will be the lowest in five years. The director-general of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, José Graziano da Silva, characterizes the present global food situation as “precarious,” as do experts we have contacted.
The food crisis in 2008 led to riots in some 30, mainly very poor, countries and immeasurable hardships in many more. Following that crisis, governments vowed to act to improve global food security, including at a G8 Summit in Italy in 2009. The followup is reported to have been a mixture of some gains and some disappointments. Among the gains are the provision of improved strains of some crops and increased agricultural aid. There have been disappointments in the areas of humanitarian food aid and a failure to agree on binding agreements to regulate food export bans. The 2008 crisis was made more severe by export restrictions by some important agricultural producers, including Russia and the Ukraine.
The threat of a new crisis has led the governments of the twenty leading countries that make up the Group of 20 (the G20) to hold a conference call in the week of August 27, to arrange a meeting to discuss ways to avoid policies that would worsen the situation, such as export restrictions and hoarding. This would be the first meeting of the recently created Rapid Response Forum, which has the mandate to “promote early discussion among decision-level officials about abnormal international market conditions.”
One issue that is sure to be raised by the UN is biofuel policies and the government-mandated biofuel production targets of the US and European Union. The US is projected to divert about 40% of its corn crop into ethanol, and about 60% of Europe’s rapeseed crop goes to the production of biodiesel. Brazilian ethanol production consumes half of their sugarcane crop. This is a politically divisive issue, and we do not anticipate the G20 will be able to reach agreement on the UN’s call for an immediate suspension of biofuel production mandates.
There are several factors that are more positive in the current situation, as compared with 2007-8. The demand pressure from China and India is less than it was five years ago. Stocks of rice are high and rice prices have been fairly stable, although Thailand’s policy of stockpiling rice and thereby reducing exports is worrying. Wheat stocks are also said to be high, but Russia’s wheat production has been hurt by a drought. Production of African crops such as cassava has increased significantly. And the global economic slowdown has had a moderating effect on the demand for food.
On balance, as investment managers, we see the sharp increases in global food prices that have already begun and the potential for a global food crisis as a serious economic and geopolitical risk that capital markets appear to be underestimating. It is yet another reason Cumberland Advisors has moved to more defensive positions in our equity portfolios, maintaining cash positions in our US and International Portfolios and a higher than usual fixed-income position in our Global Multi-Asset Class Portfolios.
Countries that have felt able to move to significantly eased monetary policies to encourage growth, including many emerging markets, may soon be under pressure to reverse course as higher food prices increase the risk of more general inflation. Higher food prices will hurt consumer demand in all countries, particularly those where food accounts for a high share of total consumer spending. On the other hand, the equity markets of food-exporting countries such as Australia, Canada, and Brazil would be expected to benefit from the higher agricultural prices.
August 17, 2012 – Two Indian States Declare Drought Emergencies: India’s shortage of monsoon rainfall was brought into focus Thursday, with two states formally declaring rain-deprived areas to be in drought and with Parliament likely to take additional steps to mitigate the impact of the rain deficiency on the broader economy. Pictured above, a boy walks on the parched land which was once a pond in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India.
Junior Farm Minister Harish Rawat said Thursday that the northwestern state of Rajasthan and the southern state of Karnataka have declared drought in some areas of their respective states and are seeking relief from the federal government. A government team is assessing conditions in the areas, and any further measures can be taken only after parliamentary debate Thursday, he told reporters.
Rainfall across the country has been 15% below the long-term average so far this monsoon season, which started June 1. The seasonal rainfall is critical to agriculture in India, where more than 60% of the farmland is rain-fed, with around 600 million people working directly in the sector.
Meanwhile, reduced harvests could prompt soaring food prices that could propel inflation back into double digits after a period of relatively moderate consumer-price-index growth. Inflation fell to the slowest rate in nearly three years in July, raising hopes for interest rate cuts to spur the economy, but at nearly 7%, it is hardly under control.
If the government increases its subsidy burden to take the sting off the country’s agricultural sector, it will likely widen an already ballooning fiscal deficit and make the prospect of providing economic stimulus in other areas more challenging. Pictured above, India’s national bird – the Peacock – is threatened by the national drought.
In recent weeks the government has provided a diesel-price subsidy to farmers, increased the subsidy for seeds and removed an import tax on oil meals.
Mr. Rawat said a shortage of rainfall has also affected the cultivation of summer-sown crops in other parts of the country.
The northern states of Punjab and Haryana as well as parts of the western states of Maharashtra and Gujarat haven’t declared drought yet, but are facing very dry conditions, he said.
But he added that, overall, crops will likely fare better this year than during the country’s last drought, in 2009, the worst drought the country suffered in nearly four decades.
He said the total area affected by drought is slightly smaller than in 2009, when the government banned exports of most food grains due to drastically reduced output.
Coarse cereals, including corn, have been hit hardest by poor rainfall, he said.
“We have already launched a contingency plan in 320 districts to cope with the rainfall situation,” he said. Among other initiatives the government has been providing drinking water where there are supply shortages, distributing seeds to replace wilted crops and providing feed grains for cattle. (Credits: Picture – The European Pressphoto Agency, Narrative – The Wall Street Journal).
The Master of Disaster
Published on Aug 17, 2012 by IPREACH4
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