COP21, Paris Summit -a Biosphere failure

Biosphere. Remember the 1980’s and 1990’s attempt to create a mini earth environment? Their motives and aspirations were truly grounded and worthy! But the results were not exactly what they hoped and anticipated. The $200 million experiment was a success in that it was a failure.

The purpose was to create a mini-me earth. To replicate the environment in a way that could teach us how to be more sustaining – with less. But the earth is much more complex in its design and balance structure. Imagine in the human body there are 25,000 genes. Damaging a part of one can result in down syndrome, alzheimers, cancer, MS, etc… Now imagine earth and the billions of ‘genes’ that make up the body… damaging a part of one might cause our axis – to move.

Housing a rainforest, an ocean, a swamp, a tropic, and a savannah grassland, the idea of the Biosphere was to see if life could be sustained in space or on another planet. This controlled environment captured dew and condensation recycling it back. A wave machine created ocean currents and giant turbines serve to blow wind. They trucked in tons of soil, water from the Sea of Cortez, created contained hydroponic gardens and aquaponic rice paddies. They had a team of scientists confine themselves within the biosphere for two years – and the result? Abject failure.

They couldn’t create enough calories fast enough, malnutrition and weight loss contributed to illness, tension and disputes and even accusations of cheating arose. But the greatest problem they encountered was “wildly fluctuating CO2 emissions”.   The same CO2 that we combat in our present day climate change agenda that the White House and some governments attribute to man.   But the biosphere didn’t have pollution, or industrial activity, or oil wells, or cars – it had only plants, a few animals and some insects.  So what made the CO2 go crazy?

Most of the vertebrae and pollinating insects died. Fish died. But ants and cockroaches thrived and took over.

Panicking, to try and regulate the volatility of the CO2, oxygen was injected at higher levels and deactivation of the savannah and desert were routinely done to attempt to increase photosynthesis.  Didn’t work.  They decided that microbes in the soil were actively increasing the carbon CO2.  Naw.   Ultimately, they found that the carbon dioxide was reacting with the ‘exposed concrete’ forming high volumes of calcium carbonate.

Calcium carbonate is found in rocks, stone and concrete products and when it decomposes it becomes carbon dioxide. How does it decompose?  By contact with heat and water.  Simplistically, this would mean that a planet that is paved in concrete and stone, will decompose its calcium carbonate (concrete) into Carbon dioxide emissions …and Houston, we have a problem.  

Concrete jungles. Turning and churning all that CO2 mixed with exhaust into the atmosphere and choking oxygen from our environment. Hence we have oxygen facials, oxygen saunas, oxygen cafes, oxygen spas… because oxygen levels in major cities are close to levels at 13,000 feet. And while flowerbeds on highrise rooftops might lower excessiv heat, no amount of flower beds on rooftops will be enough to photosynthesize all that – concrete/calcium carbonate dissolving to carbon dioxide.

The Biosphere failed to understand that all things contribute to an ecological balance, including; animals, birds, beetles, bees, wasps, butterflies, etc…all plants, all species, including man. Years ago, this balance phenomena was exemplified in a study of the Amazon rainforest. Each animal, insect, creature big and small had an impact on the environment, down to the ‘dung beetle’ whose job it was to cleanup – the dung.  Omit one, and you change everything.

In our attempt to ‘control’ the weather, as in Weather Modification, we may have disrupted its natural course forever. Shooting holes into our atmosphere, shifting wind currents, seeding clouds, fog dispersion, hail suppression, all coincidentally began the same year that Obama’s scientists claim CO2 emissions increased and global warming began – 1965.

Our world is an amazing place to be sure. To the best of our knowledge no other planet exists like it. Beauty is abundant!   I see nothing wrong with adopting as much solar power as we possibly can. But the Paris Summit, or COP21, is a farce by anyone’s standards. All 195 nations in the world reached an agreement… but only 125 were present… but each nation must get approval of their home governments before that agreement is legally binding…, at any time a country can simply ‘opt out’, and every country must put forth a plan that may vary widely from others, that has no mandate CO2 reduction, and that can be instituted over the next 10-20 years when most of those leaders will be long gone, but it doesn’t really matter because its all voluntary with no penalties for failure…   And even if all nations comply, it is accepted that it will amount to half the necessary reductions to achieve the desired result!   That’s a success???  Help me here!

So what is Obama’s plan?  According to the White House, Obama is personally responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 17%. Coincidentally, the US Solar Industry issued a report that found that US solar power had increased by 17% – in 2007. Hmmm, fishing for sand?

It is estimated that solar at its peak can sustain about 8% of our needs in the US. As of 2014, there were 515 MW of solar powered plants under construction and another 3,684 MW under development. Germany has 10x that MW capacity and solar accounts for roughly 6.9% of electricity. A long way to go…

Oh, and by the way, the Biosphere shows that global temperatures have risen 1’ since the year 900.  Not to panic.

 

OIL – Black Gold looking more like Silver

In the midst of troops deploying to Syria, an escalating war that appears to be headed to engulf the entire Middle East, terrorism, ISIS, and Global Warming…. what has been happening to OIL?

Black gold?

Well, it’s looking more like silver than gold at $40 a barrel and steadily declining.

Normally, when there is war and strife and unrest in the Middle East, oil prices rise in response to a possible shortage. Yet, this time, oil continues to decline. Why is now different?

The are multiple reasons but a few headlines are most noteworthy: OPEC and the Saudi Production.  The Saudis depend on oil for their revenue and the lower oil falls, the more they need to sell to make up for the difference in price.   So, what to do?  They step up production. Sound obvious?

In actuality, the Saudis are hurting, their economy is in a freefall, they operate a 20% budget deficit, their reserves are steadily depleting, and their stock index is generating severe losses. But what are they doing to mitigate?  Not a lot.  They continue to pump more oil, to saturate the market, because it’s all they have. Asking them to stop would be asking them to commit suicide. The petrol industry accounts for 90-95% of ALL their revenue. So if they are already operating at a 20% deficit, how can they possibly absorb ‘more’?

The only way they can pull themselves out of this black spiral is to continue production, raise production and make massive changes in their reliance on oil as their main revenue source, ie Diversify.

But they have another problem – upwards of 90% of their private sector workers are foreign born, only 30-40% of working age Saudis are employed, the government subsidizes the rest. A significant drain on wealth.  But their own citizens don’t have the expertise to manage and run the oil markets, they haven’t the education.   Foreigners spend money, adding to the economy.  But the unemployed suck it back dry.

Not exactly a business model for sustained wealth.

What is their secondary market? Petrochemicals. Petrochemicals are used in the manufacture of plastics and synthetics as well as fertilizers. Monsanto owns it’s own petrochemical plant, Sterling Chemical. And with the land grabs in Africa – fertilizers, GMO’s and petrochemicals will flourish. South Africa is now the 8th largest producer of GMO’s in the world, including maize, soy and cotton.

But with hardline pressure by Monsanto and Syngenta, GMO production has increased dramatically adding Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Mali, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Ghana – all on the African Land Grab list.

Saudi Arabia is the third largest investor/holder of land grab in Africa, second is UAE and first is US.  A win-win is the profitability of future agriculture using petrochemical fertilizers…

And while the Paris Climate Summit proposes lowering C02 emissions and toxic gasses, petrochemical pollution and GMO fertilizer pollution rage on.

Petrochemicals are THE MAIN SOURCE of Industrial air pollution. The Industrial Sector is considered the largest source of China’s smog. But the largest producers include: Basf of Germany, DOW of USA, Exxon of USA, Lyondellbasell of Netherlands, INEOS of the UK, Saudi Basic of Saudi Arabia, Formosa of Taiwan, Sumitomo of Japan, and DuPont of USA.  But these represent only the top tiers in an industry that was burgeoning with over 3000 plants worldwide but has also felt the profit bump of falling oil prices.  But while plastic and synthetic production has fallen, fertilizers expand.

And while OPEC countries continue to produce oil, further saturating the markets, other countries have pulled back, their profit margins having long ago been divested. As in the tale of the Tortoise and the Hare, running as fast as you can to the finish line doesn’t necessarily mean you win. But the Saudis have little debt, and can continue to ride the wave plodding like the tortoise, waiting for the fallout from production in other countries to peak before they plug the lid and rapidly push the pricing to potentially extraordinary levels. In the meantime, those countries that closed up shop won’t have the time to retool and will get hit hard.

But the game is not for the faint of heart. The breakeven price of production for Saudi Arabia and Russia is the same at $105, Qatar, Kuwait and UAE is $80, Iran is $130, Libya, Bahrain and Yemen is above $140, while some shale producers in the US report a breakeven as low as $24 in North Dakota.

It is not a game of chess.  Or even Tactics.  Time is the game.  Who can hold out the longest.

And, Time will tell…

Climate Summit – gaming the Africa Land Grab

Why are we giving billions to Africa to combat global warming?

Everyone seems to simply accept the notion that giving Africa billions of dollars and labeling it Climate Change Funding, will somehow actually change “Global Warming”.  It is nonsensical at best, and very devious at worst. And unfortunately, somewhat brilliant as we taxpayers pay for the infrastructure to support the Africa Land Grabs on behalf of governments and business conglomerates while they reap the profits.

In Africa, climate change has been a documented and theorized scientific phenomena for tens of thousands of years. Given there was no “industrial revolution” ten thousand years ago, it is a safe conclusion that humans had no impact on global warming whatsoever – then. So why would we think that the 4% could possibly change the direction of this natural phenomena? Because there is a hidden agenda – of course.

According to climatologists, Africa’s climate changed from a tropical grassland to desert between 8000 and 3000 B.C. That desert area that plagues the northern hemisphere of the continent remains today. While Africa’s infrastructure is poor to non-existent, the cause of this is not “Climate Change”. According to a paper released by the World Bank, the deficiencies in infrastructure are due to corruption, crime, financial markets and red tape. There is no mention of ‘global warming’. The paper goes on to say that the largest deficiency is in power – electricity for the 48 Sub-Saharan countries supporting 800 million is roughly the same as Spain’s supporting 45 million.

So why are we associating climate change with what is clearly corruption issues?

Could the land grabs of Africa over the last five years be related to the investment of billions under the guise of Climate Change/Global Warming? Power, electricity, roadways, these lacking conditions plague the land grabbers from cultivating the land at maximum efficiency, ie raping profits. How to mitigate the problem? Create a disaster, call it Global Warming, disguise funding, and poof – infrastructure for free!

In 2014, The African Climate Change Fund – a bank – was established with a contribution from Germany in the amount of 4.725 million Euro. The fund has given money to Mali, Kenya, Swaziland and Cape Verde. These same countries have been the targets of massive land grabbing by;   UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Germany, US, UK, China, Sweden, South Korea, India, Jordan, Libya, Kuwait, Egypt, and Djibouti.

In the banks 2014 annual report it stated that a sum of $660 billion would be needed to ‘meet the needs’. A hefty chunk of change that “world leaders” decided could be funded by – you and I!

The ACCF is a subsidiary managed by the African Development Bank – and Germany. Three dominate members of the UN panel which officiates the Climate Change Fund include; Jens Stoltenberg, current Secretary General at NATO and former Prime Minister of Norway; Akinwumi Desina, current President of the African Development Bank – and former VP for Alliance for A Green Revolution – a prominent Bill Gates Foundation; and George Soros, chairman of the Soros investment and financial services company. Uh-oh.

This would obviously mean that Soros has a large stake in the decision making process that determines the funding that the world will make to support the African Development Bank, and thus, The African Climate Change Fund. Which would appear to be the True agenda at the Paris Summit.

We also have the fact that NGO’s are the largest group being awarded grants and funding by the ACCF. NGO’s are typically conglomerates and individuals who prefer to remain somewhat anonymous in their business dealings while operating under the guise of some very important agenda…including such innocuous sounding organizations as “Natural Resource Governance Institute”, which is mumbojumbo speak for George Soros World Order.

This would mean that the Climate Summit has little to nothing to do with Climate and everything to do with siphoning money to prop up necessary infrastructures in Africa so as to ease the efficiency of agricultural and cash crop farming on Africa’s grab lands by foreign investors whose agenda is to maximize their profits.!    Land is cheap to free, labor is cheap, water is confiscated, infrastructure is provided for free, and voila!  Africa becomes the new raped country where fuel is exported, crops are exported and the country will be left razed, arid, and forgotten.

Because it isn’t about Africa, or the African people, it is about making money and selling ones soul.