Big Freeze Grips Much Of North America; Cold Manila; “We Have 500 Days To Avoid Climate Chaos”; + Escape And Farm
Big Freeze Grips Much Of North America
A pair of polar fronts barreling into the Western U.S. are ushering in record-challenging cold and low-level snowfall.
“A cold front located 250 miles northwest of San Francisco, the first in a series of two cold fronts, will arrive today,” Bay Area forecasters said Monday, with the second more powerful system arriving in quick succession, on Tuesday.
“Tuesday’s cold front will be accompanied by low freezing levels,” continued the forecasters, adding that San Francisco counties should “expect well-below February normal temperatures and near record lows during mid-week with Wednesday and Thursday the coldest.”
As a result, the NWS has issued freeze watches for Tuesday and Wednesday, with more likely Thursday.
The low temperatures could kill crops and other vegetation and damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Residents are urged to start now to protect plants and outdoor water pipes. Pipes should be wrapped and drained or allowed to drip slowly.
This intensifying freeze isn’t confined to the West Coast — far from it.
Much of North America is on course to receive a true Arctic walloping:
And looking further ahead, that potential SSW event remains a concern for early-March:
Metro Manila’s air temperature dropped to an unusually-frigid 20.3C (68.5F) on Valentine’s Day, in Quezon City.
As per the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Manila’s cold can be attributed to the prevailing northeast monsoon, or “amihan.”
PAGASA expects “cold surges” to persist until at least the end of the month, with surface air temperatures to hold cooler than average across most parts of the country.
“We Have 500 Days To Avoid Climate Chaos”
Fear is a powerful weapon. The threat of an impending “climate catastrophe” has been used to control the global population for decades. It’s time we all woke up.
In the 1960s and 1970s, warnings of Ozone Depletion, Killer Acid Rain, crop-ending droughts, and even an impending Ice Age permeated the newspapers of the day, threats intentionally crafted to keep the sheep scared and compliant.
Then, by the 1980s these warnings had been honed, meticulously and malevolently molded into perhaps the greatest controlling measure ever devised. At the close of the decade the elites were ready to unleash it on the masses.
They realized that blaming the people for any looming catastrophe provided additional exploitable layers to the fear. Layers of guilt, of infighting and division, and of taxation. The name of the controlling measure was Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW).
NASA’s James Hansen’s Congressional testimony in 1988 set the ball rolling, or at least can be credited with bringing the “measure” to the attention of politicians. Hansen linked human CO2 emissions to rising global temperatures and projected three ‘warming scenarios’ moving into the future (click here for how well he did — spoiler: he did terribly).
Wasting no time in rolling out Project Fear, the UN and its corrupted MSM lapdogs ran with Hansen’s testimony and quickly began peddling-out their own scientifically-baseless doomsday scenarios.
An AP headline from as early as 1989 read: “Rising seas could obliterate nations: U.N. officials” — the article detailed a U.N. environmental official warning that entire nations would be wiped off the map if the world failed to reverse warming by 2000.
Science told us the Arctic would be completely free of summer ice by 2009, by 2013, by 2015, by 2016, by 2018, and now by… 2050…? with mainstream publications never questioning the mounting pile of FAILED prophesies.
Al Gore is king of the bullshitters, but the majority of modern politicians have bought into the ruse, too (they’ve had to in order to placate a small yet noisy –and brainwashed– section of the populous)–though some do push it further than others and as a result blindly subject their future selves to ridicule and forced retraction when their predictions are inevitably proven wrong.
Back in May, 2014, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, during a joint appearance with then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, claimed “we have 500 days to avoid climate chaos.”
Fabius’s ludicrous comments were made during the early drafting of the Paris Climate Deal, a deal which gained 195 signatories and eventually became effective as of November 2016 (around 60 days after France’s foreign minister’s deadline for disaster).
But Fabius certainly isn’t alone.
Recent history is littered with examples of expired doomsday dates. There are long lists compiled on blogs across the web; there are catalogs documenting thousands upon thousands of failed climate predictions from politicians, scientists, and journalists alike. Unfortunately though, this reality is never touched by the bought-out and utterly corrupted MSM — The Science is settled, after-all, and the fact that every dire climate prediction of the past 40 years has been wrong is seemingly completely irrelevant.
We humans are sheep, though.
We are easily herded.
The few anti-authoritarians among us have an increasingly hard job because modern avenues for revolt are being shutdown. So-called “Fact-Checkers” are filtering speech across the internet, and they and they alone decide what’s true, and so, at the behest of their Totalitarian backers, they can shape the narrative and therefore reality itself–and on all topics, too: from AGW to COVID, from the Ukraine to BLM, from vinyl chloride spills to the destruction of our food supply.
It’s long time we stand up.
It’s time we revolt.
Escape And Farm
Personally, ‘escaping the system’ has been my insurrection, with myself and my young family now off-grid and growing our own food in Central Portugal.
The establishment does not have our best interests at heart –to put it mildly– and if you want energy and food security then you need to work for it — at least these are my convictions.
And with that in mind, I’m now going to shut the laptop and head out to continue construction of our new pig enclosure and sty. We have KuneKunes arriving next month, and these stocky escape artists need a robust pen to keep them in–with electric fencing, too.
Also this Spring, I’m planning to grow the ancient wheat variety ‘Emmer’ for its health benefits.
Emmer is closely related to Einkorn, the original or “mother” wheat, and both have far superior health properties compared to modern day wheat which has been hybridized for yield and gluten content over quality.
I will try a small patch of Einkorn, too, but I’ve read that Emmer rose to dominate Einkorn in ancient times because it was easier to grow, tolerated heat better (good for Portugal!), and was less likely to drop its seed before harvest.
If anyone has any experience growing either of these varieties, please feel free to offer me some much needed advice in the comments.
Energy and food security are not something owed, but earned.
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A small farm here in the West USA is a million dollars and I will never have that much money or be young enough to relocate to Bugtussle Kentucky. You have to be a millionaire to live like a proper peasant here, I couldn’t afford the property taxes let alone go buy a farm in the first place.
Fishing here is also for rich folks, a good truck and boat is unaffordable for most and who is going to buy all that fuel at six dollars a gallon? I’m lucky to have a spot where oysters grow across the street and I can get them at will for free.
I have more food here than I can defend in a SHTF situation where two zombies with weapons could take me out in about ten seconds. There’s a noise out back, somebody’s out front and boom boom out goes the lights. Game over.
04:00AM ‘ere at on midwatch, radar showing snow at sea level seven miles north. Heavy snow yesterday closed the USA’s coast to coast interstate super-freeway I-90 for hours at 3000 feet elevation, more snow forecast:
No warming ‘ere.
Hell than come to Subtle KY where land prices are CHEAP, clean and the people are Fantastic.
We own 88 acres we bought in 1991 at $18,500 TOTAL! Now ya ain’t gonna get that price now but considering your area…we cheap. And people here help each other even if they don’t know them…like breaking down on the road!
We have Bambi, Thumper, Browny the Near and Kitty the Cougar!
We don’t hunt the Bear or Cougar…not enuf in the area. AND we have ELK in Daniel Boone State Forest and they are YUMMY…all 900 POUNDS! Jobs…if you have a profession – welder, carpenter, plumber (!) you will make MONEY! Our taxes are very very very low and we even have ‘city water and gas’ to most homes. Building permit…NAH. You build and they say NUTTIN’! Only your Electric must be inspected but THAT is easy and CHEAP! DM me tell ya more…
What part of too old to relocate to Bugtussle Kentucky did you not get? My body is worn out from working to try to save enough to buy land. I ran bulldozers etc until I couldn’t walk anymore. Couldn’t walk a hundred feet on bad days which would last for weeks. Junk. Done. Me being a farmer is not going to happen. It’s not just go out and get a farm and get off grid and everything is going to be wonderful. That’s fantasy land. I’m going to grow a small veggie garden here in my small yard in the forest and battle the bugs and slugs and snails for it. And the elk, 40 were here last week, they live here. Big as a dang horse, one would feed me for a year! Smoke em if you got em.
My great grandparents on my mother’s father’s side were from Prussia and homesteaded a two section farm in Winnipeg via London in the 1800s, it’s not a new concept to me. I got trapped in the burbs renting trying to save money and buy land. Thank God I finally got out of there,
I’m rooting for your Dirk.
Best of luck.
My hobby is watching solar flares and weather sats, good flare last night. I saw my first solar flare on an economics blog, the one that caused the Japan fukushima quake 3/11/11:
perhaps you shoulda tried driving the bulldozers instead.
Don’t forget the basics…
Wheat is in the poaceae family, which is “grass”. Grasses are “winner’s”, they don’t require much water nor soil nutrients to reach maturity and reproduce. Think of what dominates the semi-arid open plains of continents.
High productivity does require the optimal levels of nutrients and some control of competing plants.
Being a grass, a bit of ashes and limestone would be highly appreciated by the plants. I’ve not met many members of poaceae that aren’t rather pyromanic at some stage of their life cycles. Dr. Ian Stewart has a similar appreciation.
You may also be able to graze it during the cool season, pulling the grazers off during the summer and allowing it to flower and mature seed before harvesting. The straw can be harvested as hay, haylage, or burnt in place.
I’m sure you’ve already read and studied much of this and I’m exacerbating my carpal tunnel for nothing, but it’s always fun fact-checking my memory.
Great stuff Phillip,
Particularly the bit about grazing the field during the cooler months and then allowing the grass to flower and mature. This is likely something I’ll try, with the goats.
Outback Western Australia is home to thousands of disease free camels, descendants of the Afghans who provided invaluable transport in the gold rush days over a century ago.
When push comes to shove, a semi nomadic existence might become a necessity.
Pigs are very easy to contain. They key is to train them on electric polywire when they’re young. We keep full grown Berkshire crosses (mammoth 600lb hogs) in with just two strands of electric polywire. We let them roam the woods and eat all the underbrush.
The hard part is teaching them to jump backwards when shocked since their natural inclination is to jump forward. To do this have a small training paddock like an old dog kennel and run the bottom with your electric wire. Use a bright easily seen color like yellow. Use a charge controller with high joules. 4 is minimum, 10+ is better. When everything is set up, after a few weeks the solid wall of the kennel will teach them to jump backwards rather than forwards when shocked. After two weeks you can put them out in pasture with just one line of electric fence. I use two typically. Keep the line at snout height.
I had read about them jumping forward.
I’d planned to have livestock fencing as the ‘second’ line of defense, with a single strand of electric as the first.
This should be enough, with a little training…?
Al Gore and the climate crowd said snow would be a thing of the past by 2014. Strange how they have changed from “global warming” to the ambiguous “climate change” as if the climate has never changed.
Yes, the goats can graze the winter wheat. One word of caution with it!
Goats tend to be particularly susceptible to parasite loading when they are grazing. They are more of a browsing animal and the tree and “weed” leaves they select are high in tannins and other bio-chemicals that act to inhibit intestinal parasite growth and reproduction. I have a once weedy pasture now free of blackberries, yaupon, tallow, honeysuckle, poison ivy, locust, and other stuff the cows wouldn’t touch!
When goats are grazing close to the ground, without the option to also browse high tannin leaves, the parasite eggs getting picked up have a higher likelihood of loading up in their intestines.
A good parasite control program during this period, or rotating them out and into an area with plenty of browse will help keep their parasite loading down.
NZ State of Emergency from cyclone:
Did any of you participate at iceagenow.info before Robert unfortunately succumbed to a sudden illness? Lots of information and insightful comments there.
Every day for nine years.
I followed his site daily. Very informative. He suffered from an autoimmune disease and then got the jab which apparently finished him.
good on you.
just a question: are you there all alone off the grid [your family]?
when it all goes pear shaped one family against the world does not seem workable. i would have thought some sort of community set up would be more workable.
all the best.
pigs are good. we had a pig called Spamala.
Before ice chests and fridges, it is a fair guess that ‘B. Subtilis’ and the legumes fermented by this keystone strain (A species found in all terrestrial samples.) is a must have in any nutritional regimen.
It is a spore forming bacteria and it is always a comfort to know that going to the Japanese shop to buy ‘natto baccilus var’ spores to fement B Subtilis var natto is not necessary whatsoever since the spores are in the air, grass (vegetation), soil, and whatsoever so a perfect batch has never failed thus far simply holding the beans at a warm 38 degrees C for two or more days to age the product after soaking and then cooking the beans to softness is all that is required to have fermented beans high in K2 (nature outsourced K2 production to all planetary life amongst many other tasks of universal importance to this remarkable organisms. Using the wild spores is a bit akin to making sour dough bread using available organisms from the wild.
Please ask questions on how to make this ancient food using legumes as a substrate to create ancient beyond perfect food in my view.
Or here: https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/cheonggukjang