Switzerland Forbids Boiling Lobsters Alive, Citing Animal Cruelty Concerns


 

Restaurants in Switzerland offering lobster and crab on the menu will no longer be able to toss the live creatures into boiling water. The Swiss government has decided that’s too cruel a way to die.

“The practice of plunging live lobsters into boiling water, which is common in restaurants, is no longer permitted,” the new law states. “Crustaceans must now be stunned before killing them.”

One of several new reforms to Switzerland’s animal protection laws, these requirements will take effect on March 1, 2018. The seven-member Swiss Federal Council, which serves as Switzerland’s collective governing body, made the decision.

Once boiling becomes illegal, the only acceptable ways to cook a crustacean will be to first stun it by electric shock or by “mechanical destruction” of the brain. Only after one of these methods can lobsters, crabs and other crustaceans be placed into boiling water to cook.

And Switzerland isn’t the first place to decide a more humane lobster death should be required. Death by boiling is already illegal in New Zealand and in northern Italy’s Reggio Emilia.

In addition, according to the new law, ”Live crustaceans, including the lobster, may no longer be transported on ice or in ice water. Aquatic species must always be kept in their natural environment.”

Scientists inclined toward animal protection define pain as “an aversive sensation and feeling associated with actual or potential tissue damage.” In other words, the way we feel pain might not be the way a lobster feels it, but these crustaceans definitely experience the sensation.

The evidence that convinced Swiss lawmakers to impose this rule no doubt included a 2013 study conducted by Professor Bob Elwood of Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He went into his study expecting to verify that the thrashing we see when a lobster is dropped into a pot of boiling water is nothing more than a reflex reaction.

Instead, Elwood realized that crustaceans seem to experience pain and discomfort. Crabs subjected to shocks tended to avoid the spot where the shock occurred. Hermit crabs even abandoned their protective shells if that’s where the shock was happening.

Photo credit: Thinkstock

“I don’t know what goes on in a crab’s mind. . . . But what I can say is the whole behavior goes beyond a straightforward reflex response and it fits all the criteria of pain,” Elwood told the BBC in 2013.

Many scientists disagree with Elwood. Unlike mammals, they argue, lobsters and other crustaceans lack the neural pathways which play an important part in our own pain response. Without a central nervous system like humans, it’s unlikely that crustaceans feel pain when they’re plunged into boiling water.

That means the best many scientists can say is that crustaceans “probably” don’t feel pain. But would you trust “probably” if we were talking about whether your dog or your kid might find something painful?

“There are more animal friendly methods than boiling alive, that can be applied when killing a lobster,” Eva van Beek of the Swiss Federal Office of Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs told The Washington Post. She confirmed that Switzerland made this decision on animal protection grounds.

Switzerland’s new law does a few other things as well:

  • It cracks down on illegal puppy farms and animal imports, requiring animal sellers to list their address and the origin of the animal in all advertisements, and requiring online or hard copy publishers to ensure such information is included before running the ad
  • It prohibits devices that automatically punish dogs when they bark, such as those that emit a jet of water or compressed air
  • It requires organizers of public events at which animals will be featured to be held directly responsible for those animals’ welfare

Bravo to Switzerland’s lawmakers. This might seem a small issue to some, but there’s a measure of compassion here. It gives me hope more such changes will be more widespread. Maybe one day we’ll all just stop eating lobsters, eh?

Photo credit: Thinkstock

https://www.care2.com/causes/switzerland-forbids-boiling-lobsters-alive-citing-animal-cruelty-concerns.html

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Success! The Vancouver Aquarium Will No Longer Keep Whales and Dolphins in Captivity


 

Animal advocates are celebrating another victory for whales and dolphins: Vancouver Aquarium has announced that it’s giving up its fight to keep them in captivity.

The announcement follows a string of recent deaths that have intensified the debate surrounding captive cetaceans there. In November 2016, the two remaining belugas, Aurora and her calf Qila, died within days of each other.

The Vancouver Aquarium has continued to find itself in the spotlight for its stance on keeping cetaceans in captivity, and has faced growing public opposition over the years. Its ongoing mistreatment of belugas and continued attempts to breed them landed it on a list of the 10 Worst Tanks for Dolphins and Whales in North America last year.

In 2014, the Vancouver Park Board voted to ban breeding whales and dolphins, and thousands of people spoke up encouraging it to keep the ban in place – more than 63,000 people signed a Care2 petition asking it not to reverse the ban.

Last year, the aquarium announced plans to phase out its beluga program by 2029, but first wanted to bring in five new belugas. Plans to bring in more, however, were thwarted by the Vancouver Park Board last year when it voted to stop the aquarium from bringing in any new whales and dolphins.

Although that vote is being challenged, the aquarium has changed its tune dramatically and announced that it will no longer keep any whales and dolphins in captivity. The aquarium said in a statement, 
”The ongoing discussions about whales and dolphins in our care have been a distraction from real threats to the ocean and have sidelined the critical work we lead. We aim to inspire people in every corner of the planet to participate in creating healthy oceans, and it’s time to get on with it.”

The decision is being welcomed as a major victory towards ending cetacean captivity by animal advocates and the park board.

“We are pleased that the Aquarium, with this decision, has acknowledged and recognized what we as Commissioners observed in passionate public debates on this issue over the last years,” said Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon. “The public told us they believed the continuing importation and display of these intelligent and sociable mammals was unethical and incompatible with evolving public opinion and we amended our bylaws accordingly. We look forward to working with the Vancouver Aquarium as it intensifies its focus on Ocean Wise research and conservation.”

Since the park board voted against bringing any more in, two more of the aquarium’s three cetaceans have died. This past June, a harbour porpoise named Daisy died, and then Chester, a false killer whale, died this past November leaving only Helen, a pacific white-sided dolphin, at the aquarium whose fate has yet to be decided.

While its ending public displays, the aquarium said it will continue with its rescue and rehabilitation work with the aim of releasing any whales and dolphins it aids back into the wild, and will work to find suitable homes for any who aren’t able to be released.

This change now leaves ever-troubled Marineland as the only facility in Canada keeping captive cetaceans, but hopefully ongoing public pressure will empty the tanks there too.

“We are delighted to hear that Vancouver Aquarium will no longer display whales and dolphins. This surprising but welcome decision is another nail in the coffin for the captivity industry and comes after a long battle with the City’s Park Board and animal welfare advocates who successfully argued that public opinion had shifted on the issue of keeping whales and dolphins in tanks,” said Rob Lott, Policy Manager for Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

For more on efforts to retire whales and dolphins who are currently in captivity to sea sanctuaries, check out the Whale Sanctuary Project and Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

Photo credit: Peter M Graham/Flickr

https://www.care2.com/causes/success-the-vancouver-aquarium-will-no-longer-keep-whales-and-dolphins-in-captivity.html

Mother Cow – A message for 2018


 

 

 

Dear human children, this is mother earth speaking through my cow heart. Cows as individuals are humble creatures, nurturing, loving, caring. They reflect the mothering part of every living being on earth and every mother of every species takes light from cow’s encoding to share the pure nurturing love with their sons and daughters.

A wounded morphogenetic field

Cows are suffering and as a collective their morphogenetic field is wounded, distorted because of a continuous and permanent imposed state of fear and pain.

All the collectives and individuals are influences by this massive distorted field, because we are all one and this is what being all one means, we cannot spare the dark. Cutting off the divine feminine, repressing this fundamental part of our core, has lead us to a distorted reality, a reality where disconnection and dissection is reflected even in our everyday meals.

We as cows are holding a mirroring space of pain and horror, representing in a direct way what the divine feminine has gone through for ages now. All the animal kingdom which is, in the original blueprint, a balanced creation between the divine feminine and the divine masculine. All of us are living a distortion, a very hurtful distortion.

This year is a year of transformation

2018 is a year of transformation where the majority of humanity will come across the transition earth, the transition blueprint that offers ramps, steps, actions to move every individual eventually onto the new earth. This is the year of bridging worlds, of connecting the cosmic existence with the earthly experience. In every day you have a chance to make this connection.

I invite you all, my human children, to have our cow essence present, even if only for a minute, every day throughout this year and until needed. To awaken the divine feminine is to raise awareness of what is going on on the physical representations of the distortions that have been allowed and have persisted.

The divine feminine is not for slaughtering, murdering, abusing, enslaving… I know you read these words and you feel it inside you, you know it is time to act and to finally look into the deepest parts of yourself and shed some light in those hidden corners that have been waiting for you to be ready, for you to be awakened and arrive at this very moment in the all.

Everything is connected (also in the physical)

Connect your cosmic experience with your earthly presence and practice coherence. What is it in your life that is being severed, abused, neglected, repressed? What is it in your physical surrounding that represents pain, fear, separation? What could you do to change that situation? What actions could you take that reflect respect, love, compassion and the nurturing essence of our mother cow?

This is the year to reveal more of the distortions. Many talk about disclosure, and in the cosmic planes disclosure of E.T disclosure of dimensions… My dear children, I talk about disclosure of our everyday habits, what is hidden that we want to change. We need to make the invisible visible in order to see what needs our love and compassion.

Everything is as it is meant to be, everything happens for a reason, yet it is not meant to stay like that forever. We live in an ever changing universe. Change is my word for you this 2018. Remember Mother Cow in your day-to-day and talk to us, talk to her, talk to your cow essence and receive the humble message that wants to reach your heart.

 

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Frozen Sharks and Falling Iguanas? Wheat Winterkill. GSM History. 1-5-2018 (Part 1) ~ Ice Age Farmer


 

 

Iguanas falling from sky, Frozen Sharks on beaches. Media encouraging fear, but not educating. Northern Pass blocked by 3m ice cover. Wheat crop has low protein. Crop loss: winter wheat lost to record colds. More.

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— Empty shelves in Boston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-F9c…

Weaponized climate language: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/na…

Train Toppled in Switzerland by Gusting Wind: https://abruptearthchanges.com/2018/0… https://bazonline.ch/panorama/vermisc…

FOURTH frozen Shark: http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/2018…

Iguanas falling from sky: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/us…

Northern Sea Route blocked by ice — impacts shipping, and thus, [food] prices: https://realclimatescience.com/2018/0…

Biblical hail in Ecuador http://strangesounds.org/2018/01/bibl…

~~Mentioned winter kill — Winter Kill: 25% Kansas wheat — cattle also put on less weight: https://www.agweb.com/article/us-cold…

Meanwhile, the wheat from last two seasons is so far below par in protein content: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-us…

Such intense snow in North Ossetia – Entire republic loses power: http://www.meteo-tv.ru/news/Kommentar…

What our Society will be Like During the Grand Solar Minimum 2018-2023 MIAC #027 ~ Adapt2030


 

 

The time line still stands for drastic cooling and incredible shifts in Earth’s climate system as the grand solar minimum commences from 2018-2023.
Episode #27 with Inventor Lee Wheelbarger is about getting mentally prepared for a pioneering lifestyle and a look at Electrical phenomenon around the planet that is surging to be noticeable by all.
When the New Madrid fault line awakens again as its doing now, the gas and oil pipes will be severed and fuels will be unavailable. If this happens during winter 10s of millions of households will be without a fuel source to heat their homes, not to mention the ripple effects and spinoffs into the economy.
Moving agriculture to indoor led growing facilities as the outdoor climate will become too unstable and too hostile. It’s all about rotary drum grow systems, the correct wave lengths of light to grow plants and the machinery / hardware involved to replace lost crops from the fields. Countries have been annexing land for a decade knowing this Grand Solar Minimum was coming, but the Obama administration did nothing to prepare.
We also delve into the certainty of scientists that show massive shifts in global cloud patterns due to increased cosmic rays and subsequent effects on our weather with more clouds.
Railroads will be brought back as the economy shrinks in the USA as the cheapest form of transport and delivery. New boom towns will emerge as a repeat in history. This technology of laying rails can be brought back on line so rapidly compared with rebuilding entire roadways. A majority of transport will be going by rail.
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Weather update looking back at the week, and the extended forecast for the weeks ahead ~ The Star Man


 

 

I said 2017 would go down in the History books. Looking back at the week. Where are we going with this. Published on Dec 26, 2017

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URGENT Weather update USA UK


 

Note: Researchers in the Grand Solar Minimum community have a lot of respect for Star Man’s work. Some of his video’s are way over my head, he obviously has a scientific background in forecasting weather patterns and climate change.

On a publishing note, I just noticed the Heavy Snowfall category has vanished from the Earth Changes sub category Blizzards. The global warming hacks must have an eye on this work. Not surprising, this blog got censored back in September after my computer got hacked and infected with a virus. My viewer stats 50-70% virtually overnite, and my computer has been on life support ever since. Hence the slow publishing rate until I can find work and buy a new computer.  It is what it is, am truly sorry for the lack of news recently – especially with so much going down. Much love, {~A~}

 

 

MASSIVE temperature changes starting now, More lake effect snow to come within 24hrs. Snow warnings, wind chill warnings could be worse than the snow cast.

 

 

GSM Urgent Update – Natural Gas Shortages Begin with Record Cold Sweeping North America


 

Note: Wow! Those of us who are up to speed on the onset of global cooling are even surprised with the brutally cold temperatures and extreme snowfall levels in some areas. It’s extremely early in the season for gas shortage alerts, in many areas the temperatures are forecast to stay cold for the foreseeable future. If you don’t a fireplace or woodstove, Ii’s really time to prepare to keep yourself warm in case the infrastructure fails to supply fuel or electricity.

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Andrew Bartzis – Whales and Dolphins – Their Role On Earth and in the Universe – Pt2


 

 

Welcome to Adventures into Reality with Andrew Bartzis!

Welcome to the second part of 2 related to Whales – Their Role on Earth and in the Universe. In this release Dolphins have also been included as a bonus to compare roles and talents of these amazing creatures parallel.

Here for you is another exciting show for Adventures Into Reality. Our show for you includes:

– Andrew Bartzis with Nat and Debbie – Energy Exchange for Value

– Andrew Bartzis – Human Body Wisdom Pt8 – The Ability to Divest Into Another Skin Suit – Whales

– Andrew Bartzis – Whales – Their Role On Earth and in the Universe – Pt2 – With Debbie, Mandy and Andre

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GSM Solutions: Fungi for Food Sovereignty, Cold Aquaponics, High Tunnels (e26c) ~ Ice Age Farmer IAF


 

 

 

Fish selection for cold aquaponics systems. Medicinal Mushrooms, farming mycelium on brown rice, Agarikon, Chaga, Maitake. The Mucus-less Diet Health System. Much more.

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Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter


  • Blue-and-red image appears on claw of lobster found off New Brunswick
  • How the logo got there remains a topic of debate
The ‘tattooed’ lobster was found off New Brunswick, Canada.
The ‘tattooed’ lobster was found off New Brunswick, Canada. Photograph: Karissa Lindstrand

Concerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after a Canadian fishing crew found a lobster with the blue and red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw.

Trapped in the waters off Grand Manan, New Brunswick, the lobster had been loaded on to a crate to have its claws banded when Karissa Lindstrand came across it.

Lindstrand, who drinks as many as 12 cans of Pepsi a day, quickly spotted the resemblance.

“I was like: ‘Oh, that’s a Pepsi can,’” she said. On closer look, it seemed more like a tattoo on the claw. “It looked like it was a print put right on the lobster claw.”

Neither she or any of the crew had seen anything like it. More than a week after the find, debate has swirled over how it might have come to be: some believe the lobster might have grown around a can that ended up at the bottom of the ocean. Others speculate that part of a Pepsi box somehow become stuck on the lobster.

Lindstrand disputes these theories. The image on the claw was pixelated, she said, suggesting it couldn’t have come from a can. And the image on a Pepsi box is far too large to be what she saw on the claw.

The logo looked like it came from a printed picture, but paper would have deteriorated in the ocean. “I’m still trying to wrap my brain around what exactly it was,” she said.

The find comes amid growing concerns over the amount of debris accumulating in the world’s oceans. Between 5m and 13m tonnes of plastic leak into the world’s oceans each year to be ingested by seabirds, fish and other organisms, leading the record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur to warn that by 2050 the sea could have more plastic in it than fish, by weight.

Recently, researchers documented nearly 38m pieces of plastic – weighing nearly 18 tonnes – that had washed up in one of the world’s most remote places: an uninhabited coral atoll in the eastern South Pacific. Scientists found hundreds of crabs scuttling about in makeshift homes made of bottle caps and cosmetic jars, with one crab even converting the inside of a doll’s head into a home.

Soon after, an expedition noted that remote Arctic beaches were heavily polluted with plastic, linking the find to plastic drifting northwards up the Atlantic from Europe and North America.

To Lindstrand, the lobster with the Pepsi imprint hints at the magnitude of rubbish ending up in the ocean. “We don’t see it floating around us when we’re out there,” she said. “I do see stuff along the shorelines that gets washed up on the beaches or the sides of the cliffs.”

After coming across the lobster, she snapped one picture before placing it – Pepsi image and all – into a crate with the other lobsters for sale.

The head captain, in hopes of placing it on display at a local restaurant along with a recently found rare, translucent lobster, has since contacted the buyer in a futile attempt to track down the lobster.

“I’m really wishing I would have kept it now,” said Lindstrand. “It’s the first time I’ve seen something like that, and it was pretty neat. Kind of bad, but pretty neat.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/29/lobster-pepsi-logo-ocean-new-brunswick-canada

Andrew Bartzis – Whales – Their Role On Earth and in the Universe – Pt1


 

 

Welcome to my Adventures Into Reality Show November 11, 2017! We have an amazing show for you that you do not want to miss. This is a very special topic that has a lot of impact on what we are each creating in our lives and how what we do ripples throughout the planet and the universe and effects every living creature. This is a particularly special topic that you are going to love because it reaches into your soul connections and your soul family ties to the most profound and high resonating creatures on this planet, Whales. Whales are ancient cosmic beings that heal and bridge energies between timelines and worlds. They came here to heal the planet. Here is what the show is about: Whales – Their Role On Earth and in the Universe – Pt1 – With Debbie, Mandy and Andre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aTL8… What we do has a lasting imprint. Find out why and what this majestic creature means to you and your journey. If you’ve ever wondered why you are so drawn to this animal then it’s time to find out and explore that which has yet to be experienced. The time is now, to learn and understand just how much the mysteries of the universe have a place in your life. You are made up of the same essence as the stars and this is what dreams are made of. That is why you have such an affinity with this dreamtime being we call The Whale. It’s time to awaken the dreamer within you. Join us by clicking on the link below. Want to Be a Part of the next Live AIR Show? Join me every Tuesday from 7 to 9pm PST and/or Saturday from 5 to 7pm PST! Want More? Check out my Living the Mystical Life Daily Online Course at: http://www.andrewbartzisjourney.com/s… My Website: http://www.andrewbartzis.com Come join the Mailing List! AND/OR Join the journey on Facebook at Andrew Bartzis (@GalacticHistorian) and Instagram @galactic_historianab ! For Free videos series of Andrew’s “Mystical Teachings for Everyday Life” and learn how to apply the knowledge of becoming your own self-illuminated master, join our mailing list at http://www.andrewbartzis.com/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GalacticHist… If you’re interested in a private reading or need more information about a session please go to this link http://andrewbartzis.com/one_on_one_s…. Acknowledgements: Andre Hodge servantoftruth.org

Giant Worms, Mind Bending Clouds and Ferocious Electrical Storms (477)


 

 

 

Intense cold fronts known as the Arctic vortex descend through N. America and Europe the last days of October. The colliding warm and cold air masses have created some of the most beautiful cloud displays that nature offers on our planet. Additionally ferocious electrical storms across the east coast of Australia with record flooding where giant earthworms a meter / 3 feet long emerge from the ground.

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Airborne Black Death Outbreak May Be Deliberate & Man Made


 

Note: This is one of the strangest health story’s to surface in quite some time. Was this guy being mind controlled, or is he simply a psychopath? This is a twisted affair which is still shrouded in mystery.

That said, there’s nothing to fear. “IF” – big if – the Black Plague spreads, or if you need to travel to Africa simply stock up on Thieves Oil. It was used by thieves during the Black Plague to avoid contracting the disease while they robbed the dead and dying. When questioned by a judge about how they avoided catching the plague, testimony revealed they wore scarves doused with Thieves Oil over their nose and mouth, which apparently prevented transmission and boosted immune function.  Strange times indeed, be safe…blessings!

(C)2017 http://www.POTRBLOG.com Is Virulent Black Death Outbreak Tied To Admitted Gay Fetish-Murder Triangle Plague Researcher? The highly unusual outbreak of airborne Pneumonic Plague in Madagascar may be manmade and of higher threat to humanity than might otherwise be expected. In an August tweet the PORTBLOG team warned about the potential for an outbreak of Pneumonic Plague tied to the arrest one of the world’s top Pneumonic Plague researcher’s as the mastermind behind a truly bizarre gay fetish murder triangle. Fast forward two months, and a highly unusual Pneumonic Plague outbreak is underway in Madagascar, and it has been declared at risk of spreading internationally via air travel.

Here is what we know about the guy who might be behind this unusual outbreak:

(1) He admitted he recently traveled to Madagascar

(2) He was appointed to lead Pneumonic Plague research at the Pasteur Institute in Paris

(3) French Authorities strangely killed his security clearance to handle BioWeapons

(4) He returned to the USA and apparently masterminded a Fetish Murder Ritual with a stranger to murder multiple people, including himself and his coconspirator.

(5) His apparent profile fits the type of person who would engage in a Bioterror murder.

(6) He researched and engineered virulent forms of airborne Plague bacteria in his lab

(7) The time frame is right for him to have seeded Pneumonic Plague in Madagascar (8) A highly unusually airborne outbreak of Pneumonic Plague has occurred in Madagascar

(9) Since his arrest Wyndham Lathem admitted that: ‘he’s not the person people thought he was’. None of this proves that Wyndham Lathem is behind the outbreak, but it is coincidence enough that prudent persons might make preparations for a Global outbreak much like the World Bank just did yesterday (10/24).

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Grand Solar Minimum, Global Elite Using Police State to Control Food: Adapt 2030 Interview (FULL)


 

 

Michael DePinto from Right Wing Conspirator interviews David DuByne from ADAPT 2030 on the political events around the world and how it relates to the new grand solar minimum. From population migration, to currency devaluation , proxy wars and saber rattling, its all a grand plan to control the masses when food shortages rock our planet in 2018-2019.

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GSM Update 10/24/17 – Explosion at Stromboli – 9.0 Cascadia Simulation – Record Rainfall & Flooding


 

 

 

 
One of the worst nightmares for many Pacific Northwest residents is a huge earthquake along the offshore Cascadia Subduction Zone, which would unleash damaging and likely deadly shaking in coastal Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and northern California. The last time this happened was in 1700, before seismic instruments were around to record the event. So what will happen when it ruptures next is largely unknown. A University of Washington research project, to be presented October 24 at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting in Seattle, simulates 50 different ways that a magnitude-9.0 earthquake on the Cascadia subduction zone could unfold. “There had been just a handful of detailed simulations of a magnitude-9 Cascadia earthquake, and it was hard to know if they were showing the full range,” said Erin Wirth, who led the project as a UW postdoctoral researcher in Earth and space sciences. “With just a few simulations you didn’t know if you were seeing a best-case, a worst-case or an average scenario. This project has really allowed us to be more confident in saying that we’re seeing the full range of possibilities.” Have a look at the simulated ground motions and seismometer readings in four cities for the scenario that generated the most shaking in Seattle. In this scenario, the hypocenter was far away, but the rupture spread inland and up the coast, causing waves to pile up toward Seattle. https://watchers.news/2017/10/23/50-s… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soil_li…
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*Global Phenomenon* – ” World’s Flying insects disappearing”


 

 

October 21, 2017: Flying insects, an annoying but necessary part of life, are disappearing, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One. For the study, researchers evaluated 27 years of insect collection data from German nature preserves and found the biomass of flying insects had fallen by a seasonal average of 76 percent! As detestable as flying insects are, they’re also a vital part of the ecosystem, providing food for animals and playing a vital role in agriculture. As for why the insects are disappearing, researchers appeared stumped. Climate change, they said, seems an unlikely culprit since the increase in temperatures should have helped, not harmed, the insect population. But, what if an increase in Extreme UV is the unseen culprit? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eBGH… (No Flies) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-_vB… (No Hatchlings) http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/0… #MrMBB333

ALERT: Insect Ecosystem Collapsing! Solar output changing ~ IAF


 

 

IAF Special Alert: New study (10/18/2017) indicates FLYING INSECT POPULATION is COLLAPSING. This affects entire ecosystem, most notably in terms of pollinators. Start growing your own food today! Crop losses continue, exponentially increasing extreme weather events, and volcanic/seismic activity: many indications that the effects of the Grand Solar Minimum continue to accelerate. START MOVING TOWARDS SELF-SUFFICIENCY TODAY. Start taking daily steps NOW towards self-sufficiency so that you can thrive in the Grand Solar Minimum. SUBSCRIBE! http://iceagefarmer.com/ http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/ Patreon supporters get 10% off at TheAquaponicSource.com ! http://patreon.com/iceagefarmer

Miracles; Grand Solar Minimum News/Intensification; Fungal Diseases (Ep 13) ~ IAF


 

 

Trust in God, but row away from the rocks. Today IAF discusses the events of the week, which were really quite severe and alarming, but should serve only to increase our resolve to map a path to prosperity in the Grand Solar Minimum.

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Hurricane Irma’s Overlooked Victims: Migrant Farm Workers Living at the Edge


Jobs, homes and lives are at risk when extreme weather strikes the communities that grow America’s food.

With their homes damaged by Hurricane Irma and their community dealing with the aftermath of flooding, residents of the rural migrant worker town of Immokalee, Florida, waited for emergency donations. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
A line of residents of the rural migrant farm worker town of Immokalee, Florida, waited for emergency donations of food and supplies brought in by a volunteer group from Georgia. Hurricane Irma damaged homes, flooded their community and wiped out jobs they rely on. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

 

Hurricane Irma knocked millions of dollars worth of oranges and grapefruits to the ground. Its high winds mowed down thousands of acres of sugarcane, toppled nursery plants, and decimated the avocado crop.

The damage will cost the state’s agricultural industry billions, but for the migrant workers who pick these crops and work in the fields, the storm means real hardship that will test lives already on the edge.

“If you listen to the news coverage about Irma, you’ll hear about damage to the farms. You don’t ever hear about impact to farm workers,” said Jeannie Economos, the pesticide safety and environmental health project coordinator with the Farmworker Association of Florida. “And there’s a critical piece—an intersection of climate change and living and working conditions for migrant workers.”

The storm destroyed housing across communities that are home to many of the estimated 300,000 migrant workers in the state. Now, the damage to Florida’s agriculture industry will mean fewer jobs, and because of their legal status or lack of a permanent address, many migrant workers don’t qualify for relief—or are afraid to seek help. For people already living on the margins, missing even a week or two of work can mean being unable to pay rent, buy groceries or fill up a car with gas.

“There’s not going to be a lot of work this year,” said Gene McAvoy, a horticultural specialist with the University of Florida. “They don’t have credit cards. They don’t have bank accounts. The housing they live in is substandard. They took a disproportionate hit by the storm. It’s really going to have a major impact on that community.”

Florida is the country’s second-largest producer of vegetables and top citrus producer, and its $8 billion agricultural economy depends on migrant workers. Unlike other parts of the country, where the agricultural economy is supported by mechanization, almost all of the crops grown in Florida, from asparagus to zucchini, require a human to pick them. Many are migrant workers—some in the country legally, and some not—who are especially vulnerable to the danger and economic hardship that accompany a monster storm like Irma.

“If you’re not picking, you’re not getting paid—you won’t have any income,” said Kathy Dain director of the Beth-El Farmworker Ministry in Wimauma. “For those who live in poverty—which would be our farmworkers—you don’t have the resources. A middle-income person can just go out and buy the things they need.”

Between a Storm and a Hostile Political Climate

In the hours before Irma hit, some farm workers spent their limited cash taking shelter in motels. Some spent money on gas to leave the state. Still others wouldn’t seek shelter, fearing that operators or law enforcement would ask for papers.

“I saw, first hand, families that didn’t want to go to shelters,” said Lourdes Villanueva, the director of farmworker advocacy at the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. “It took a lot of convincing.”

With anti-immigrant rhetoric simmering across the country—inflamed by talk of border walls and immigration-tightening legislation floated by lawmakers—fear is running high.

“It’s always a difficult life, but in this political climate, it’s harder,” Villanueva added. “If these people could be invisible, they would be.”

Some farm workers waited out Irma at home, losing the roofs over their heads and all the food in their refrigerators.

Residents of the migrant farmworkers community of Immokalee moved belongings from damaged homes after the hurricane. Much of the housing is older, rented and in poor conditions. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Residents of Immokalee moved belongings from damaged homes after the hurricane. Much of the housing is older, rented and in poor condition. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

 

“That sets a poor family back much more than it does a family who has an employer 52 weeks a year,” said Steve Kirk, president of a not-for-profit called Rural Neighborhoods that rents 1,700 apartments, many to farmworkers. “From a financial perspective, they have a hard time rebounding, especially when they lose weeks of work.”

The Farmworker Association of Florida estimates that the state has 300,000 farmworkers in total, roughly half of whom are undocumented. “FEMA and food stamps and other emergency help — they’re not going to qualify,” said Tirso Moreno, a director with the association.

After Irma, Aid Was Slow to Arrive

Irma’s impact, at least initially, was especially severe in Immokalee, a chronically poor town at the heart of Florida’s tomato-growing industry in the southwestern part of the state.

About 30 miles east the expensive high-rise apartment buildings of Naples that tower at the edge of the Gulf, Immokalee was in near ruin. Irma’s winds ripped roofs of mobile homes like sardine cans. Houses were inundated with water that people tried to pump out with hand-made devices fashioned out of bits of hose. Thousands of acres of plastic sheeting—laid down to prepare for the tomato crop—sat under mud.

Government and other aid workers were slow to arrive with basic supplies, and it took nearly two weeks for power to return—providing, finally, some relief from the south Florida heat.

“The Red Cross didn’t show up for a week. If you needed water or ice, you needed it right away, not 10 days later,” Villanueva said. “The help went to Naples, to other places. No one bothered to go to that area.”

Nor to other, lesser-known farming communities across the state.

“This storm was so big, they weren’t prepared,” said Moreno said. “The southwest was the most affected, but there were problems all over.”

Farmworkers’ ‘Affordable Housing’ Hit Hard

In a state with a shortage of affordable housing, landlords can charge huge rents for mobile homes, and many of those are unanchored or so old they don’t meet newer safety standards. The housing stock in Immokalee was already limited and shoddy, even before Irma wiped out as many as 100 mobile and traditional homes.

The problem extends through much of Florida’s agricultural areas, especially in the central and southern parts of the state—away from the tourism and the wealth of the coasts.

“The real issue is the lack of affordable housing for everyone, but that’s magnified by what these families go through. They’re not here year-round. They can’t secure a year-round lease, so they’re not ideal candidates for landlords,” Villanueva said. “There are just so many factors that are really stacked against these families.”

Hurricane Irma flooded the streets of Immokalee, Florida, surrounding homes and raising concerns that the lingering floodwater could be contaminated by waste. Credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images
Hurricane Irma flooded the streets of Immokalee, surrounding homes and raising concerns that the lingering floodwater could be contaminated. Credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images

 

The good news for Immokalee and other produce-growing areas is that most of the crop wasn’t yet in the ground and there’s still time to plant for the winter growing season. That means there will be field jobs, albeit on a delayed schedule.

Smaller Citrus Crop, Fewer Jobs

The picture is different with the state’s citrus crop, which in some areas was almost completely destroyed. That comes after a decade battling a vexing tree disease called citrus greening, which has driven down citrus yields in the state.

“As an industry, it looked like we turned a corner. Then Irma came,” said Fritz Roka an associate professor of agricultural economics with the University of Florida. “Clearly there’s not going to be work for them to do, certainly in citrus.”

Like so many harvesting jobs, picking citrus well requires specialization and experience. Increasingly, those workers have come from Mexico under the H2A guest worker program. In 2010, there were about 4,500 H2A workers approved in Florida. Last year, that number was nearly 23,000. As many as 80 percent of them work in the state’s citrus orchards, Roka said.

Because orchard owners apply for those workers ahead of time and base their numbers on their estimated work needs, they’re likely to apply for a significantly lower workforce this year. That will help their balance sheets.

But workers, both in the U.S. and Mexico, will feel it.

“It makes putting food on the table a lot more challenging,” said Bryan Moorefield, a Ph.D. candidate at Brown University who studies social impacts on migrant farmworkers and lives part of the year in a community in central Mexico where many H2A workers live. “You’re dealing with communities that often don’t have access to labor markets. Maybe tomatoes will be able to bounce back, but missing a month or two of work might mean not paying for housing.”

For those who get jobs in Florida’s citrus industry, working conditions this year will be unusually tough.

Hurricane Irma knocked unripened oranges from their trees across the state, severely damaging the citrus industry and its workers’ job prospects. Credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images

“Most citrus workers tell me: Citrus is the hardest job I’ve had in agriculture, but I also want as many hours as I can get,” Moorefield added. “If there’s less fruit on the tree and it’s smaller, they’ll have to work quicker to make up the volume.”

Economos, meanwhile, believes that increasingly volatile weather could mean that employers lean on the H2A guest program even more in coming years.

“With climate change and the impact of storms, it’s even further incentive to hire guest workers, because if their farms are damaged, they don’t have to bring workers here,” she said. “If there’s going to be increased storms or weather events, and if they’re going to affect the crops, then what’s that going to do to documented, undocumented and guest workers in Florida and the United States? It’s going to shift the dynamic. That’s a really big discussion that needs to be had.”

If employers don’t hire guest workers, that could push them to come illegally.

“If they were expecting a contract, if they were expecting to come here on an H2A and they don’t get one, they’re more likely to risk crossing the desert to get here,” she said.

Climate Change Impacts the Poor the Most

The issue strays well beyond Florida’s borders.

“The climate situation has been very bad for our workers,” said Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Ohio-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee. “It’s not just hurricanes. The weather patterns bringing rain into North and South Carolina. We see it every day. They can’t send money home. They’re worried about their families.”

This year’s hurricane season has pummeled farmers all along the Gulf coast and throughout the Caribbean.

This, climate scientists say, will become more common.

As ocean waters get warmer, stoking more frequent and intense storms, poor migrant workers will remain the least equipped to prepare for hurricanes and the least able to get out of their way. In Florida—flat, hot and flanked by the hurricane-fueling waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico — the challenges facing migrant farmworkers will be uniquely amplified.

“Middle-class Americans don’t have to deal with the things migrant workers have to deal with: There’s too much water. There’s not enough water. There’s too much wind, too much heat,” Villanueva said. “All of these things affect our livelihood, which is crops. That’s reality.”

More than a month after Irma ripped through Immokalee, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson was scheduled to visit the town. That Carson—who continues to defend a statement he made in May that poverty is a “state of mind”—is visiting the ravaged community will come as small consolation.

That it took so long won’t surprise anyone, either.

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