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  • Millions staring at famine as food insecurity soars: Report

    05/05/2021 3:26:34 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 46 replies
    al jazeera ^ | 5/5/21 | Rebecca Rosman
    Food insecurity in the world’s poorest countries reached record highs in 2020, with millions staring at famine, a situation exacerbated in part by the COVID pandemic, according to a UN report. From Haiti to Syria, some 155 million people across 55 countries who rely the most on humanitarian assistance were classified as being in “crisis” – meaning in urgent need of food – a 20 million increase since 2019, according to the report released Wednesday. The report – based on a study organised by the Global Network Against Food Crises, a partnership between the European Union, Food and Agriculture Organization,...
  • ‘Hospitals are full’ as Argentina COVID-19 cases hit 3 million

    05/04/2021 3:42:52 AM PDT · by EBH · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/3/021
    Argentina coronavirus cases hit 3 million on Sunday since the pandemic began, as medical workers said hospitals were full to capacity despite toughened government measures to bring down the spread of infections. The country's health ministry said there were 11,394 new cases over the last 24-hour period, bringing up the grim new milestone, with 156 new deaths taking fatalities to 64,252. The government of President Alberto Fernandez this week unveiled a new round of tougher restrictions as a second wave of infections has battered the country, filling up intensive care units and setting new daily records for cases and deaths....
  • Kerry Pushing Climate Alarmism [semi-satire]

    04/27/2021 10:36:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2021 | John Semmens
    Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry expressed disappointment with the widespread lack of appreciation for his efforts. "I have been tirelessly jetting all over the globe to try to impress upon people the need to reduce carbon emissions," he said. "People are polite, but not panicky. It's frustrating as Hell. Leaders everywhere are short-sightedly focused on what they call bigger problems." "What are these 'bigger problems?" Kerry asked. "Well, in place after place they say they are more concerned about poverty and starvation. They say they need to modernize to fight these problems. Modernization requires more fossil fuels to...
  • Food Price Surge Is Unlikely to Revert

    03/27/2021 5:00:10 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 74 replies ^ | 3/1/21 | AGRI Commodities Market
    Agricultural commodity prices have surged almost 50% since mid-2020, causing concerns over food price inflation around the world and sometimes resulting in increased export taxes and quotas by producers at a time when importing countries want to import more. We can identify four major factors driving the surge across agri commodities that will remain active in 2021: 1) US dollar weakness: Rabobank forecasts the US dollar to remain soft through 2021 (US dollar index -7% lower since mid-2020), but no further weakness is expected. 2) Weather: La Niña could extend into the US spring planting season. 3) Global demand: Good...
  • How to care for mom who won't eat or drink and getting more and more confused

    01/19/2021 7:48:39 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 185 replies
    vanity ^ | Jan 19 2021 | Beowulf9
    Brought my mother who is 94 and has intermittent confusion and a possible fall to my house to care for her. In the past 3 weeks she has eaten and drank less and less. Refusing all sorts of food she used to eat, scrambled eggs or eggs of any kind, ensure which she used to drink and like, yogurt, chicken salad sandwich which she used to like and now refuses any food. She stopped eating altogether and drinks one cup of coffee in the morning and that's about it and that coffee is a half a cup is all. She...
  • Mass die-off of birds in south-western US 'caused by starvation'

    12/28/2020 11:25:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 64 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12-26-20 | Phoebe Weston
    The mass die-off of thousands of songbirds in south-western US was caused by long-term starvation, made worse by unseasonably cold weather probably linked to the climate crisis, scientists have said. Flycatchers, swallows and warblers were among the migratory birds “falling out of the sky” in September, with carcasses found in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Arizona and Nebraska. A USGS National Wildlife Health Center necropsy has found 80% of specimens showed typical signs of starvation. Muscles controlling the birds’ wings were severely shrunken, blood was found in their intestinal tract and they had kidney failure as well as an overall loss...
  • Famine Is “Knocking On The Door”

    12/10/2020 9:55:34 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 75 replies
    eotad ^ | 12/7/20 | Michael Snyder
    Unless there is some sort of unforeseen miracle, millions of people could literally starve to death in 2021. We are facing a global food crisis that is unlike anything we have ever seen before in modern times, and 2021 is going to be the year when it starts to become extremely painful all over the globe. But don’t take my word for it. David Beasley is the head of the UN World Food Program, and so he is in a better position to assess the global hunger crisis than any of us. According to Beasley, 2021 “is literally going to...
  • Buy Lots Of Food And Store It Some Place Safe, Because Very Difficult Times Are Approaching

    09/01/2020 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 253 replies
    the economic collapse ^ | 8/31/2020 | Michael Snyder
    I’m just going to be very blunt with you. Things have already gotten quite crazy, but they are going to get even crazier. Global food supplies have already gotten tight, but they are going to get even tighter. When even the UN starts using the word “biblical” to describe the famine that the world is facing, that is a sign that the hour is very late. Thankfully, we are not facing famine in the short-term here in the United States, but “temporary shortages” of certain items have already been popping up, and food prices are aggressively shooting higher. Earlier today...
  • Worst famine yet stalks millions as pandemic disrupts supply chains

    08/31/2020 9:17:08 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 49 replies ^ | 8/31/2020 | Megan Durisin, Elizabeth Rembert & Tatiana Freitas
    New York/London/São Paulo — The world is hurtling towards an unprecedented hunger crisis. As many as 132-million more people than previously projected could go hungry in 2020, and this year’s gain may be more than triple any increase this century. The pandemic is upending food supply chains, crippling economies and eroding consumer purchasing power. Some projections show that by year’s end, Covid-19 will cause more people to die each day from hunger than from virus infections. What makes the situation unmatched: The huge spike is happening amid enormous global food surpluses. And it’s happening in every part of the world,...
  • Survivor of Communism Chokes Back Tears As He Implores Americans to Reject the Radical Left

    08/26/2020 8:45:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | August 25, 2020 | The Activist Mommy
    A Cuban-American businessman who fled Fidel Castro’s communist revolution gave a heart-wrenching speech at Monday night’s Republican National Convention, imploring Americans to reject the rise of radical socialism and fight to preserve American liberty. “My family has fled totalitarianism and communism more than once. First my dad from Spain, then from Cuba,” Alvarez said during his powerful comments, Western Journal reports. “But my family is done running away. By the grace of God, I live the American dream,” he added. “I’m speaking to you today because my family is done abandoning what we rightfully earned. There is no place to...
  • Analysis: Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

    08/03/2020 10:28:22 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    apnews ^ | 8/3/2020 | Zeina Karam
    BEIRUT (AP) — Power cuts that last up to 20 hours a day. Mountains of trash spilling into streets. Long lines at gas stations. It may seem like a standard summer in Lebanon, a country used to wrestling with crumbling infrastructure as it vaults from one disaster to another. Only this time, it’s different, Every day brings darker signs Lebanon has rarely seen in past crises: Mass layoffs, hospitals threatened with closure, shuttered shops and restaurants, crimes driven by desperation, a military that can no longer afford to feed its soldiers meat and warehouses that sell expired poultry. Lebanon is...
  • Why This Year's Locust Invasion Is Setting Off Global Panic

    07/27/2020 2:11:06 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 40 replies
    vice ^ | 7/24/2020 | Milena Mikael-Debass
    As if 2020 hasn’t thrown enough curveballs already, desert locusts are setting off a global panic. From Kenya to Pakistan to, most recently, Argentina, locust swarms have been on the move. The infestation is most advanced in East Africa, which is experiencing the worst locust outbreak in generations. There’ve been six major locust plagues in the last century, one of which lasted nearly 13 years, according to the U.N. But the current infestation in East Africa is technically an upsurge, as defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization. Depending on locust control efforts and favorable breeding conditions in terms of...
  • Coronavirus pandemic could push 122 million to brink of starvation: Oxfam

    07/09/2020 8:22:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    AP Global News ^ | 07 08 2020 | Staff
    The coronavirus outbreak has worsened the hunger crisis in the world’s poorest corners and up to 12,000 people could die each day from hunger linked to the social and economic effects of the pandemic, the humanitarian group Oxfam warned Thursday. Its report said mass unemployment, disruption to food production and declining aid as a result of the pandemic could push an estimated 122 million people to the brink of starvation this year. “The knock-on impacts of COVID-19 are far more widespread than the virus itself, pushing millions of the world’s poorest people deeper into hunger and poverty,” said the group’s...
  • Famine risk for millions in second locust wave

    05/28/2020 6:56:42 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    sci-dev ^ | 5/27/20 | Nelson Mandela Ogema , Fiona Broom
    A second wave of desert locusts in Africa and Asia is threatening famine for millions as critical resources are directed towards the COVID-19 crisis, scientists warn. Desert locusts are already swarming in East Africa and breeding in Iran and Pakistan, as well as Yemen, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says. The outbreak, which has been raging since last year, has so far placed around 20 million people at acute food insecurity in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, according to the FAO. “The biggest challenge we are facing at the moment is the supply of pesticides and...
  • They are trying to Bankrupt the Meat Industry because Bill Gates and other Global Elites have Invested Heavily in a Lab-Grown Stem-Cell Replacement

    04/29/2020 8:31:38 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    nteb ^ | 4/28/2020 | Geoffrey Grider
    I think it is crystal-clear what is happening, and with the rise of Bill Gates and the New World Order, the coming global vaccine and digital ID, there is one man and one man only standing in the way of all that end times insanity. The man that God, against all odds and predictions, raised up to be the president of the United States in 2016, Donald Trump. If a Democrat was president now, everything the New World Order wants to do would already be approved and put into production. Think about that, think about that long and hard. Right...
  • Passover: New Wave of Locust ‘Plague’ Hits Africa, This Time it’s 20 Times Bigger

    04/13/2020 9:32:15 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/12/2020 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    A plague of locusts that struck Africa hard has returned with a vengeance and like the archetypal plague in Egypt. Billions of young locusts are spreading out from their breeding grounds in Somalia, newly hatched after seasonal rains, eating more than the older insects that passed through already. A wave of locusts swept through East Africa last year but the current wave is estimated to be 20 times larger and is described as the worst in 70 years. This wave very much resembles the Biblical plague in this respect, coming as part of a wave of catastrophes that left the...
  • Dangerous pity

    07/30/2005 3:22:57 PM PDT · by pau1f0rd · 4 replies · 368+ views
    Prospect ^ | July 2005 | David Rieff
    The millions donated to Ethiopia in 1985 thanks to Live Aid were supposed to go towards relieving a natural disaster. In reality, donors became participants in a civil war. Many lives were saved, but even more may have been lost in Live Aid's unwitting support of a Stalinist-style resettlement project Isn't it better to do something rather than give in to despair or cynicism and do nothing? This is the reproachful question familiar to anyone who has criticised organisations that view themselves as dedicated to doing good in the world. To those UN agencies, relief organisations and development groups working...
  • The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation ‘The Population Bomb’ made dire predictions—and triggered a wave of repression around the world

    03/12/2020 7:06:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | January 2018 | Charles C. Mann
    As 1968 began, Paul Ehrlich was an entomologist at Stanford University, known to his peers for his groundbreaking studies of the co-evolution of flowering plants and butterflies but almost unknown to the average person. That was about to change. In May, Ehrlich released a quickly written, cheaply bound paperback, The Population Bomb. Initially it was ignored. But over time Ehrlich’s tract would sell millions of copies and turn its author into a celebrity. It would become one of the most influential books of the 20th century—and one of the most heatedly attacked. The first sentence set the tone: “The battle...
  • Vegans starved 18-month-old boy to death

    11/18/2019 5:04:02 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Nov. 18, 2019 | Brad Hunter
    Vegan fanatics in Florida starved their toddler to death by feeding him a diet of just raw fruits and veggies. Cops say that Sheila O’Leary, 35, and Ryan O’Leary, 30, face charges of manslaughter and child neglect in the Sept. 27 death of their 18-month-old son. According to the Fort Myers News-Press, the baby weighed just 17 pounds when he died on Sept. 27. Sheila O’Leary called 911 reporting that her boy was cold and not breathing. Her hubby reportedly made efforts to resuscitate the boy but became desperate when those efforts failed. The malnourished boy was pronounced dead at...
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

    10/18/2019 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tom DeWeese
    My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable Development. I know why and I know who the players are. I hope I can leave you today with some ideas on how to fight them. To begin, let’s set the terms and make one thing very clear. The use of the word sustainable may sound like a comfortable term, not threatening. After all, you, your...