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We now begin a three page mini-series on agriculture to prevent cancer. This page discusses the use of trace minerals and enhanced soil fertility to produce healthy crops and help make the use of toxic chemicals unnecessary. 


Health from the Ground Up

by Rex Beach

First printed in Cosmopolitan magazine 1936. Reprinted from alive magazine #37 August 1996 and #38 September 1996. "Sixty years ago this article appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine. North Americans are now 60 years more nutrient-deficient than they were in 1936 but agriculture and the medical community does nothing about it." - alive Editor

Soil Building Must Be The Basis Of Food Building In Order To Accomplish Human Building

Depleted soils produce foods that starve us!

Most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies. These cannot be remedied until the depleted soils from which our foods come are brought into proper mineral balance. The alarming fact is that foods - fruits and vegetables and grains - are now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain needed minerals. No matter how much of them we eat, these foods are starving us!

Cannot judge food by appearance.

You'd think, wouldn't you, that a carrot is a carrot? That one carrot is about as good as another as far as nourishment is concerned? But it isn't; one carrot may look and taste like another and yet be lacking in the particular mineral element which our systems require and which carrots are supposed to contain.

It is now impossible to eat enough food to get required minerals.

Laboratory tests prove that the fruits, the vegetables, the grains, the eggs, and even the milk and the meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago. (Which doubtless explains why our forefathers thrived on a selection of foods that would starve us!) No person of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his or her system with the mineral salts she requires for perfect health. Her stomach isn't big enough to hold them! And we're running to big stomachs.


No longer does a balanced and fully nourishing diet consist merely of so many calories, certain vitamins or a fixed proportion of starches, proteins and carbohydrates. We now know that it must contain, in addition, something like a score of mineral salts.

99% of the population is deficient.

It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99 per cent of the North American people are deficient in these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of the balance, any considerable lack of one or another element, however microscopic the body requirement may be, and we sicken, suffer, shorten our lives.


So far as the records go, the first man in this field of research, the first to demonstrate that most human foods of our day are poor in minerals and that their proportions are not balanced, was Dr Charles Northen, an Alabama physician in Orlando, Florida. His discoveries and achievements are of enormous importance to mankind.


Following a wide experience in general practice, Dr Northen moved to New York and made extensive studies along this line in conjunction with a famous French scientist from the Sorbonne. In the course of that work he convinced himself that there was little authentic, definite information on the chemistry of foods, and that no dependence could be placed on existing data.

Foods differ widely in nutritional content depending on the quality of soil on which they are grown.

He asked himself how foods could be used intelligently in the treatment of disease, when they differed so widely in content. The answer seemed to be that they could not be used intelligently. In establishing the fact that serious deficiencies existed and in searching out the reasons, he made an extensive study of the soil. It was he who first voiced the surprising assertion that, "We must make soil building the basis of food building in order to accomplish human building."


"Bear in mind," says Dr Northen, "that minerals are vital to human metabolism and health - and that no plant or animal can appropriate to itself any mineral which is not present in the soil upon which it feeds.


"When I first made this statement I was ridiculed. Up to that time people had paid little attention to food deficiencies and even less to soil deficiencies. Those eminent in medicine denied there was any such thing as vegetables and fruits that did not contain sufficient minerals for human needs. Eminent agricultural authorities insisted that all soil contained all necessary minerals. They reasoned that plants take what they need, and that it is the function of the human body to appropriate what it requires. Failure to do so, they said, was a symptom of disorder.


"Some of our respected authorities even claimed that the so-called secondary minerals played no part whatever in human health. We now know that vitamins are complex chemical substances which are indispensable to nutrition, and that each of them is of importance for the normal function of some special structure in the body. Disorder and disease result from any vitamin deficiency.

Minerals are primary, vitamins are secondary.

"It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the body's appropriation of minerals, and in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless.


"Neither does the layman realize that there may be a pronounced difference in both foods and soils - to him one vegetable, one glass of milk, or one egg is about the same as another. Dirt is dirt, too, and he assumes that by adding a little more fertilizer to it, a satisfactory vegetable or fruit can be grown.

Some foods are not worth eating.

"The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren't worth eating as food. For example, vegetation grown in one part of the country may assay 1,100 parts per billion of iodine, as against 20 in that grown elsewhere. Processed milk has run anywhere from 362 parts per million of iodine and 127 of iron, down to nothing.

Some land, even in a virgin state, never had the required minerals.

"Some of our lands, even in a virgin state, never were well balanced in mineral content. Unhappily for us, we have been systematically robbing the poor soils and the good soils alike of the very substances most necessary for health, growth, long life, and resistance to disease. Up to the time I began experimenting, almost nothing had been done to make good the theft.


"The more I studied nutritional problems and the effects of mineral deficiencies upon disease, the more plainly I saw that here lay the most direct approach to better health, and the more important it became in my mind to find a method of restoring those missing minerals to our foods. The subject interested me so profoundly that I retired from active medical practice and for a good many years now I have devoted myself to it. It's a fascinating subject, for it goes to the heart of human betterment.

Increasing the mineral content of fruits, vegetables, milk and eggs.

The results obtained by Dr Northen are outstanding. By putting back into foods the stuff that foods are made of, he has proved himself to be a real miracle man of medicine. He has opened up the shortest and most rational route to better health.

He showed first that it should be done, and then that it could be done.

He doubled and redoubled the natural mineral content of fruits and vegetables.

He improved the quality of milk by increasing the iron and the iodine in it.

He caused hens to lay eggs richer in the vital elements.

Improving the quality and quantity of food.

By scientific soil feeding, he raised better seed potatoes in Maine, better grapes in California, better oranges in Florida and better field crops in other states. (By "better" is meant not only an improvement in food value but also an increase in quality and quantity.)

Mental and physical development of children.

Mineral deficiencies affect our health and may also affect the growth and development, both mental and physical, of our children. Certainly physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein, or carbohydrates we consume.


It is now agreed that at least 16 mineral elements are indispensable for normal nutrition. Several more are always found in small amounts in the body, although their precise physiological role has not been determined. Of the 11 indispensable salts, calcium, phosphorous and iron are perhaps the most important.

The importance of calcium and vitamin D.

Calcium is the dominant nerve controller; it powerfully affects the cell formation of all living things and regulates nerve action. It governs contractility of the muscles and the rhythmic beat of the heart. It also coordinates the other mineral elements and corrects disturbances made by them. It works only in sunlight. Vitamin D is its buddy.

Problems in health and behavior from a mineral deficient diet.

What does such a deficiency mean? How would it affect your health or mine? So many morbid conditions and actual diseases may result that it is almost hopeless to catalog them. Included in the list are rickets, bone deformities, bad teeth, nervous disorders, reduced resistance to other diseases, fatigability, and behavior disturbances such as incorrigibility, assaultiveness, nonadaptability.

Problems with teeth, nose, throat, glands, vision, anemia, and more.

Here's one specific example. The soil around a certain Midwest city is poor in calcium. Three hundred children of this community were examined and nearly 90 per cent had bad teeth, 69 percent showed affections of the nose and throat, swollen glands, enlarged or diseased tonsils. More than one-third had defective vision, round shoulders, bow legs and anemia.

No dental decay with adequate calcium and phosphorous.

Calcium and phosphorous appear to pull in double harness. A child requires as much per day as two grown men, but studies indicate a common deficiency of both in our food. When there are enough phosphates in the blood there can be no dental decay. And research on farm animals points to a deficiency of one or the other as the cause of serious losses to the farmers, and when the soil is poor in phosphorous these animals become bonechewers.

Iron and copper increase the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.

Iron is an essential constituent of the oxygen-carrying pigment of the blood: iron starvation results in anemia, and yet iron cannot be assimilated unless some copper is contained in the diet. In Florida many cattle die from an obscure disease called "salt sickness." It has been found to arise from a lack of iron and copper in the soil and hence in the grass. A man may starve for want of these elements just as a beef "critter" starves.

Iodine for proper thyroid functioning.

If iodine is not present in our foods the function of the thyroid gland is disturbed and goiter afflicts us. The human body requires only 14,000ths of a milligram daily, yet we have a distinct "goiter belt" in the Great Lakes section, and in parts of the Northwest the soil is so poor in iodine that the disease is common.

Characteristic set of symptoms.

So it goes down through the list, each mineral element playing a definite role in nutrition. A characteristic set of symptoms, just as specific as any vitamin-deficiency disease, follows a deficiency in any one of them. It is alarming, therefore, to face the fact that we are starving for these precious, health-giving substances.


Minerals are better absorbed from food rather than from supplements.

Very well, you say, if our foods are poor in the mineral salts they are supposed to contain, why not resort to dosing with supplements'?

That is precisely what is being done, or being attempted. However, those who should know assert that the human system appropriates these elements to the best advantage in the food form. Calcium, for instance, is best supplied in dark, leafy greens. This is what the body understands and assimilates.

Drugs cannot replace minerals.

The curing of diet deficiencies by drugging hasn't worked out so well. Consider those 16 indispensable mineral elements and those others which presumably perform some obscure function as yet undetermined. Aside from calcium and phosphorous, they are needed only in infinitesimal quantities, and the activity of one may be dependent upon the presence of another. To determine the precise requirements of each individual case and to attempt to weigh it out on a druggist's scales would appear hopeless.

It is necessary to re-mineralize farm soils.

It is a serious problem. But there is the hopeful side to the picture: nature can and will solve this problem if she is encouraged to do so. The minerals in fruit and vegetables are colloidal; they are in a state of such extremely fine suspension that they can be assimilated by the human system. It is merely a question of giving back to nature the materials with which she works.

We must rebuild our soils: put back the minerals we have taken out. That sounds difficult but it isn't. Neither is it expensive. Therein lies the short cut to better health and longer life!


When Dr Charles Northen first asserted that many foods were lacking in mineral content and that this deficiency was due solely to an absence of those elements in the soil, his findings were challenged and he was called a crank. But differences of opinion in the medical profession are not uncommon (it was only 60 years ago that the Medical Society of Boston passed a resolution condemning the use of bathtubs) and he persisted in his assertion that inasmuch as foods did not contain what they were supposed to contain, no physician could with certainty prescribe a diet to overcome physical ills.


He showed that the textbooks are not dependable because many of the analyses in them were made many years ago, perhaps from products raised in virgin soils, whereas our soils have been constantly depleted. Soil analyses, he pointed out, reflect only the content of the samples. One analysis may be entirely different from another made 10 miles away.

"And so what?" came the query.


Dr Northen undertook to demonstrate that something could be done about it. By reestablishing a proper soil balance he actually grew crops that contained an ample amount of the desired minerals.

This was incredible. It was contrary to the books and it upset everything connected with diet practice. The scoffers began to pay attention to him. Recently the Southern Medical Association, realizing the hopelessness of trying to remedy nutritional deficiencies without positive factors to work with, recommended a careful study to determine the real mineral content of foodstuffs and the variations due to soil depletion in different localities. These progressive medical professionals are awake to the importance of prevention.

Crops grown on  mineralized soils are:
- germinate & grow faster
- larger plants
- higher quality food
- more minerals
- better texture, appearance & flavor

Dr. Northen went even further and proved that crops grown in properly mineralized soil were bigger and better; that seeds germinated quicker, grew more rapidly and made larger plants; that trees were healthier and bore more fruit of better quality.

By increasing the mineral content of citrus fruit he likewise improved its texture, its appearance and its flavor.

He experimented with a variety of growing things, and in every case the story was the same. By mineralizing the feed at poultry farms, he got more and better eggs; by balancing pasture soils, he produced richer milk. Persistently he hammered home to farmers, to doctors, and to the general public the thought that life depends upon the minerals.


Importance of sunlight.

His work led him into a careful study of the effects of climate, sunlight, ultraviolet and thermal rays upon plant, animal, and human hygiene. In consequence he moved to Florida. People familiar with his work consider him the most valuable man in the state. I met him by reason of the fact that I was harassed by certain soil problems on my Florida farm which had baffled the best chemists and fertilizer experts available.


He is an elderly, retiring man, with a warm smile and an engaging personality. He is a trifle shy until he opens upon his pet topic; then his diffidence disappears and he speaks with authority. His mind is a storehouse crammed with precise, scientific data about soil and food chemistry, the complicated life processes of plants, animals, and human beings - and the effect of malnutrition upon all three. He is perhaps as close to the secret of life as any man anywhere.

"Do you call yourself a soil or a food chemist?" I inquired.

Sick soils produce sick plants and sick people.

"Neither. I'm an MD. My work lies in the field of biochemistry and nutrition. I gave up medicine because this is a wider and more important work. Sick soils mean sick plants, sick animals, and sick people. Physical, mental and moral fitness depends largely upon an ample supply and a proper proportion of the minerals in our foods. Nerve function, nerve stability, nerve cell-building likewise depend thereon. I'm really a doctor of sick soils."

Sick vegetables.

"Do you mean to imply that the vegetables I'm raising on my farm are sick?" I asked.

"Precisely! They're as weak and undernourished as anemic children. They're not much good as food. Look at the pests and the diseases that plague them. Insecticides cost farmers nearly as much as fertilizer these days.


"A healthy plant, however, grown in soil properly balanced, can and will resist most insect pests. That very characteristic makes it a better food product. You have tuberculosis and pneumonia germs in your system but you're strong enough to throw them off. Similarly, a really healthy plant will pretty nearly take care of itself in the battle against insects and blights and will also give the human system what it requires."

Enormous savings for the farmer.

"Good heavens! Do you realize what that means to agriculture?"

"Perfectly. Enormous savings. Better crops. Lowered living costs to the rest of us. But I'm not so much interested in agriculture as in health."

"It sounds beautifully theoretical and utterly impractical to me," I told the doctor, whereupon he gave me some of his case records.

Mineralized plants resist disease and insects.

For instance, in an orange grove infested with scale, when he restored the mineral balance to part of the soil, the trees growing in that part became clean while the rest remained diseased. By the same means he had grown healthy rosebushes between rows that were riddled by insects.


He had grown tomato and cucumber plants, both healthy and diseased, where the vines intertwined. The bugs ate up the diseased and refused to touch the healthy plants! He showed me interesting analyses of citrus fruit, the chemistry and the food value of which accurately reflected the soil treatment the trees received.

There is no space here to go fully into Dr Northen's work, but it is of such importance as to rank with that of Burbank, the plant wizard, and with that of our famous physiologists and nutritional experts.

Healthy plants produce healthy people.

Food with higher mineral content, better storage, sounder cell structure.


"Healthy plants mean healthy people," said he. "We can't raise a strong race on a weak soil. Why don't you try mending the deficiencies on your farm and growing more minerals into your crops?"

I did try and I succeeded. I was planting a large acreage of celery and under Dr Northen's direction I fed minerals into certain blocks of the land in varying amounts. When the plants from this soil were mature I had them analyzed. along with celery from other parts of the state. It was the most careful and comprehensive study of this kind ever made. and it included over 250 separate chemical determinations. I was amazed to learn that my celery had more than twice the mineral content of the best grown elsewhere. Furthermore, it kept much better, with and without refrigeration, proving that the cell structure was sounder.


In 1927, Mr. W. W. Kincaid, a "gentleman farmer" of Niagara Falls. heard an address by Dr Northen and was so impressed that he began extensive experiments in the mineral feeding of plants and animals. The results he has accomplished are conspicuous. He set himself the task of increasing the iodine in the milk from his dairy herd. He has succeeded in adding both iodine and iron so liberally that one glass of his milk contains all of these minerals that an adult man requires per day.

Is this significant? Listen to these incredible figures taken from a bulletin of the South Carolina Food Research Commission: "In many sections three out of five persons have goiter and a recent estimate states that 30 million people in the United States suffer from it."

Foods rich in iodine are of the greatest importance to these sufferers.

Champion dairy cow raised on mineralized pasturage.

Mr. Kincaid took a brown Swiss heifer calf which was dropped in the stockyards. By raising her on mineralized pasturage and a properly balanced diet, he made her the third all-time champion of her breed! In one season she gave 21,924 pounds of milk. He raised her butterfat production from 410 pounds in one year to 1,037 pounds. Results like these are of invaluable importance.

Productive capacity of soil down 25 to 50% in last 50 years (this article was published in 1936), increased heart disease, deformities, arthritis.

Others besides Mr. Kincaid are following the trail Dr Northen blazed. Similar experiments with milk have been made in Illinois and nearly every fertilizer company is beginning to urge use of the rare mineral elements. As an example I quote from statements of a subsidiary of one of the leading copper companies:

"Many states show a marked reduction in the productive capacity of the soil, in many districts amounting to a 25 to 50 per cent reduction in the last 50 years. Some areas show a tenfold variation in calcium. Some show a sixty-fold variation in phosphorous. Authorities see soil depletion, barren livestock, increased human death rate due to heart disease, deformities, arthritis, increased dental caries - all due to lack of essential minerals in plant foods."


"It is neither a complicated nor an expensive undertaking to restore our soils to balance and thereby work a real miracle in the control of disease." says Dr Northen. "As a matter of fact, it's a money-making move for the farmer, and any competent soil chemist can tell him how to proceed."

"First determine by analysis the precise chemistry of any given soil, then correct the deficiencies by putting down enough of the missing elements to restore its balance. The same care should be used as in prescribing for a sick patient, for proportions are of vital importance.


"In my early experiments I found it extremely difficult to get the variety of minerals needed in the form in which I wanted to use them, but advancement in chemistry, and especially our ever-increasing knowledge of colloidal chemistry, has solved that difficulty. It is now possible, by the use of minerals in colloidal form, to prescribe a cheap and effective system of soil correction which meets this vital need and one which fits in admirably with nature's plans.

"Soils seriously deficient in minerals cannot produce plant life competent to maintain our needs, and with the continuous cropping and shipping away of those concentrates, the condition becomes worse.

Improved resistance to infectious disease.

"A famous nutrition authority recently said, 'One way to end the American people's susceptibility to infection is to supply through food a balanced ration of iron, copper, and other metals. An organism supplied with a diet adequate to, or preferably in excess of, all mineral requirements may so utilize these elements as to produce immunity from infection quite beyond anything we are able to produce artificially by our present method of immunization. You can't make up the deficiency by using patent medicine..'

We do not know how well we can feel or how long we can live.

"He's absolutely right. Prevention of disease is easier, more practical, and more economical than cure. But not until foods are standardized on a basis of what they contain instead of what they look like, can the dietitian prescribe them with intelligence and with effect.

"There was a time when medical therapy had no standards because the therapeutic elements in drugs had not been definitely determined on a chemical basis. Pharmaceutical houses have changed all that. Food chemistry on the other hand, has depended almost entirely upon governmental agencies for its research, and in our real knowledge of values we are about where medicine was a century ago.

The public can help by demanding quality in its food.

"Disease preys most surely and most viciously on the undernourished and unfit plants, animals, and human beings alike, and when the importance of these obscure mineral elements is fully realized the chemistry of life will have to be rewritten. No man knows his mental or bodily capacity, how well he can feel or how long he can live, for we are all cripples and weaklings. It is a disgrace to science. Happily, chemistry is being rewritten and we're on our way to better health by returning to the soil the things we have stolen from it.


It is simpler to cure sick soils than sick people.

"The public can help; it can hasten the change. How? By demanding quality in its food. By insisting that our doctors and our health departments establish scientific standards of nutritional value.

"The growers will quickly respond. They can put back those minerals almost overnight, and by doing so they can actually make money through bigger and better crops.

"It is simpler to cure sick soils than sick people - which shall we choose?"





Voisin, Andre, Soil, Grass & Cancer, read free online.

This long-out-of-print classic showed that soil fertility is directly linked to human and animal disease. Almost a half-century ago, Andre Voisin had already grasped the importance of the subterranean world. He mapped the elements of the soil and their effects on plants, and ultimately, animal and human life as well. He saw the hidden danger in oversimplified fertilization practices and the use of toxic chemicals that ignore the delicate balance of trace minerals and nutrients in the soil.

This is not, however, merely a persuasive testament to the link between soil, human and animal health. It is also essential reading for anyone committed to increasing both the quality and the profitability of their pastures. While grass and livestock farmers will benefit most from the wealth of information on rotation management and fertilization practices, there is much in this book for anyone who makes a living from the earth.

With a volume of meticulously researched information, Voisin issues a call to agricultural scientists, veterinarians, dietitians and intelligent farmers to stand up and acknowledge the responsibilities they bear in the matter of public health. He writes as well to the alarmed consumer of agricultural products, hoping to spread the knowledge of the possibilities of protective medicine as part of a concerted attempt to remove the causes of ill health, disease and, in particular, cancer.



Source of information for farmers.








Global warming or new ice age?

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90 Italian Scientists


Global Warming Petition Project
(more than 30,000 American scientists)

Trump on #GlobalCooling

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The Great Global Warming Swindle Full Movie

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Global warming manipulated data

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Cold Times: How to Prepare for the Mini Ice Age by Anita Baily

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What about carbon dioxide? 1, 2

97% consensus hoax

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Conformity vs Integrity 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

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Excalibur dehydrator

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NASA lies

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Heirloom Vegetables Canada
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Make home-made V8 juice every day. Put 8 different vegetables in a blender with water. Easy, quick and nutritious.

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A manual hydraulic wood splitter is easy to use and silent.

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What was the staple food of Roman gladiators? A porridge made of barley and beans.

Harvest rain water
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Small wind turbines 1, 2, 3, 4

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Black Death and Abrupt Earth Changes  in the 14th Century (Spörer Minimum)

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Chan Thomas
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Tectonic plate movement may be increasing.


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Farmers wishing to make the switch from unsustainable chemical agriculture to sustainable eco-agriculture can start by subscribing to this newspaper: Acres USA - A Voice for Eco-Agriculture, P.O. Box 91299, Austin, TX 78709 telephone (515) 892-4400 fax (515) 892-4448 Acres USA hosts an annual conference on Eco-Agriculture which includes seminars on various aspects of sustainable agriculture. Acres USA also has a mail order catalog of books on all aspects of sustainable agriculture.

A good source of trace minerals for gardeners and farmers is Azomite. You can read about Azomite and order it from Other similar products are advertised in the pages of the Acres USA newspaper.

For more information on soil re-mineralization do an Internet search for rock dust, soil remineralization, soil remineralisation, kelp, etc. 




Global Cooling Coming Soon

Pleistocene Epoch


Increased Cosmic Rays

Cosmic rays (charged particles) penetrating the Earth's atmosphere cause cloud formation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 which has a cooling effect (and flooding) on the planet. Like snow and ice, clouds have a high albedo - they reflect sunlight back into space causing the Earth to cool. The Earth's magnetic field has been weakening for the past 300+ years 1, 2, 3 allowing increased cosmic rays to reach the Earth. The sun's activity is also weakening 1, 2, and less solar wind allows even more cosmic rays 1, 2 to reach the Earth. This double whammy of both the Earth's magnetic field and sun's activity weakening at the same time may allow a megadose of cosmic rays to impact the Earth. Cosmic rays also seed hail and cause lightning.



Increased Earthquakes and Volcanism

Increased cosmic rays can trigger increased earthquakes and volcanism. Increased volcanic ash 1, 2 in the atmosphere has a cooling effect on the Earth. When the Earth's crust cools it shrinks 1, 2, 3, 4 not by much, but shrinking by 10 feet over a distance of a thousand miles per degree centigrade of cooling can cause faults to unlock, and new cracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 in the Earth to appear. Cosmic rays interact with silica (a semi-conductor) in the Earth, producing heat and increasing the liquidity of magma. About 75% of Earth's volcanoes (including Yellowstone and Vesuvius) are high in silica. Volcanoes high in silica have high viscosity magma and are particularly explosive. Increased liquidity of magma leads to eruptions. So we have two things happening at the same time. The Earth's magma is heating up, leading to increased volcanism, and the Earth's crust is cooling down, leading to increased earthquakes. The average number of volcanoes that erupt in a given year is 50 - 70. Some volcanoes erupt more than once in a year. The average number of volcanic eruptions per year is about 60 - 80.

There are millions of underwater volcanoes and vents producing hot water in the oceans. Heating of the ocean surface can dramatically increase evaporation, which rises into the atmosphere to increase cloud cover and precipitation. Author Robert Felix suggests that this is a mechanism whereby magnetic pole reversals cause ice ages. Ash from land volcanoes cools the atmosphere, and evaporation caused by underwater volcanoes increases moisture in the atmosphere, resulting in a situation of increasing cold, massive precipitation (snow), and intense storms.

Another factor mentioned by Robert Felix in his ebook Not By Fire But By Ice is that the Earth's magnetic field helps hold the continents in place. When the Earth's magnetic field weakens or disappears, the Earth's plates move more freely, which in turn increases the earthquakes and volcanism that cause ice ages. Robert Felix is predicting we are entering a full ice age, and that the transition could be very quick. Here is an interesting documentary that also sees a coming ice age, but with different causes and the hope of preventing it if we take appropriate action.




Solar Cycles

The sun is entering a quiet phase called a "Grand Solar Minimum", with reduced sun spots and less solar wind. Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) reaching the Earth is greater when there are more sunspots. Reduced energy from the sun has a cooling effect on the Earth. Solar activity is predicted to fall during solar cycles 25 - 27, with maximum cold during solar cycle 26 when solar activity is expected to fall by 60% (during the 2030's) 1. TSI reaching the Earth varies with the level of solar activity and also with variations in the Earth's orbital path around the sun. 

Approximate timing of coming solar cycles:
Solar Cycle 25 - 2019 to 2030 (NASA predicts solar cycle 25 to be weakest in 200 years 1, 2)
Solar Cycle 26 - 2031 to 2042 (least active solar cycle according to Dr. Zharkova)
Solar Cycle 27 - 2043 to 2054

It was cold in the 1970's when sunspots were less, and this cold is repeating now. However, this time it is expected to get much worse.



The Other Planets

Another factor is the other planets in our solar system. When the four gas giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) are on the same side of the sun, then their combined gravity tends to pull the Earth away from the sun whenever Earth passes between the gas giants and the sun. If this happens during winter in the northern hemisphere of Earth, then there is a longer & colder winter and shorter growing season over the majority of Earth's land mass. This effect of other planets pulling Earth away from the sun can reduce Total Solar Irradiance reaching the winter land mass in the northern hemisphere by as much as 12%. This can be significant, especially when added to the other factors mentioned above, and was a factor in making both the Maunder and Dalton Minimums so terrible, and will be a factor in the coming Grand Solar Minimum. See the position of planets at . Planetary effect cooling 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 will be intense October 2024 and October 2034, though the effect may be felt for several years before and after these dates as the alignments assemble. The planetary alignments during 2023-2024 are remarkably similar to that seen during the Justinian Plague 578-579 AD. New mini ice age 2024 maths. Pluto's atmosphere freezes 1, 2.

The above image shows how quickly Canada's wheat growing region shrinks as temperature drops by 1°C and 2°C. source
In the Dalton Minimum, average global temperature dropped by about 1.5°C
Predictions range from 1.0°C to 4.9°C decline in temperature during the 2030's.
Growing Degree Days 1
Do farmers have something else they could grow in a colder climate? Ancient grains, Red Fife
Ukraine restricts wheat export - August 2018.
Global wheat supply falls to crisis levels - August 2018.


The Earth's Magnetic Field

The Earth's magnetic field is weakening to a degree generally seen only during magnetic pole reversals, an event that happens about every quarter million years. This is the first time a magnetic pole reversal has happened since modern man has been on this planet. Grand Solar Minimums happen about every one or two hundred years. So we are faced with a combination of a weak magnetic field around the Earth and a Grand Solar Minimum, resulting in an unprecedented increase in cosmic radiation penetrating the Earth's atmosphere, which causes increased cloud formation and precipitation (rain, hail, snow), increased earthquakes and volcanism, global cooling, and shorter & wetter growing seasons. The 30 years from 2020 to 2050 are expected to be the trough of the Grand Solar Minimum and may be very difficult for all life on this planet. Magnetic reversal accelerating 2024? South Atlantic anomaly 1.

"The likelihood of a severe geo-magnetic event crippling our electric grid is 100%." - Y. Clarke (D-NY), Sr Member House Homeland Security Committee. This could be due to a solar flare striking the Earth such as the Carrington Event 1, 2 that happened in 1859, or a man-made event such as an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon or cyber attack. The likelihood of another solar flare hitting the Earth is 100%. It is just a question of when. Scientists estimate the probability at 12% in the next decade. See where electrical power is out. A long-term "grid down" scenario could kill 90% of the U.S. population within a year according to this paper. Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage. FEMA is prepared to assist during local disasters, but something that affects the entire country will be beyond FEMA's capacity. September 2018 - National Preparedness Month. FEMA Ready Campaign (204 pages). In particular, see the Disaster Supplies Checklist starting page 195. Executive Order. EIS Council "Black Sky Hazard". All utility wires (electrical, phone, cable TV, Internet, etc.) should be buried in the ground for maximum protection. Six months grid down prep may not be enough 1, 2. "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin. Carrington Event

The electricity grid is a giant antenna attracting charged particles to itself. If the Earth's magnetic field becomes very weak or disappears entirely for a time, the electrical grid will be exposed to surges of charged particles coming from solar events. The first such event may destroy sensitive devices connected to the grid. The second event may destroy back-up systems. A series of such events may render the grid unusable. It is possible that locally generated electrical power that is isolated from the grid may be useable for a time. Otherwise, prepare for life as it was prior to the widespread use of electricity.




"If you want to know what a mini ice age is like, just flash back in history and study what took place in about 1650. That was a mini ice age. Due to the change in the Gulf Stream (the ocean), the river Thames froze in London. Dear ones, it was cold, but it did not doom the planet. That's a mini ice age.

That's what you're facing, and I'll say it again. If you live in a cold climate, heed this advice: It's going to get colder. Get off the grid! Within the next 15 years, find a way of producing electricity independently or in smaller groups. This can be done neighborhood-wide or separately in homes. You're going to need this, dear ones, because the grid as it exists right now all over the world is not prepared for this coming cold, and the grid will fail.

That's not doom and gloom, that's just practical, commonly known information. Your electricity infrastructure is delicate, too delicate. Prepare for a cold spell that may last for a couple of decades. That's all it is. Technology is racing forward to allow this. Don't let your politics get in the way of your survival." - Kryon June 4, 2017.


Other Factors

The Milankovitch cycles contribute to major ice ages. The Milankovich cycles are complex yet predictable variations in Earth's orbit around the sun:

- "eccentricity" of  Earth's orbit around sun between nearly circular to highly elliptical - 95,000 to 125,000 year cycle - up to 25% variation in TSI
- "obliquity" or tilt of Earth's axis between 22.1° to 24.5° from vertical - causes seasons - 41,000 year cycle - up to 25% variation in TSI

- "precession" or wobble of the Earth - 26,000 year cycle - increases or decreases the change with the seasons

The Milankovitch cycles do not suggest that a major ice age is imminent
. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. On the other hand, the start and end dates of major ice ages do not necessarily coincide with the Milankovitch cycles suggesting that other factors are involved. Plus, the Milankovich cycles produce slow changes over thousands of years. The actual start and end dates of ice ages are abrupt.

When the solar system is near to the galactic plane, more cosmic rays hit the Earth. When our solar system passes through the spiral arms of the Milky Way galaxy, the galactic cosmic ray bombardment of Earth is much higher and the Earth gets colder. Major ice ages generally occur when the Earth is transiting one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way galaxy. The Earth is in the Orion spiral arm now, and we leave it to scientists to determine the effect this will have on Earth's climate.

The 65 year Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) is turning cold. This will affect Europe during the next 30+ years, in addition to all the other factors. Source of chart. Cooling of the North Atlantic will cause increased sea ice throughout the region and into the Arctic. Arctic sea ice acts as a refrigerator for the northern hemisphere. Worse would be a complete shutdown of thermohaline circulation.




History Repeats

During the Medieval Warm Period (AD 950 - 1250) the population of Europe tripled 1, 2. This was followed by the Little Ice Age (1450 - 1850) that caused mass starvation. Plus, hunger-weakened immune systems and lifestyle defects opened the way for the Black Death. Millions died ("27% mortality amongst the upper classes, to 40-70% amongst the peasantry") 1, 2. We are using dates found in this paper on page 4.

European agriculture prior to the Little Ice Age was largely beans/legumes ("Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold, pease porridge in the pot nine days old.")  and grains (spelt/wheat, rye, barley, oats, etc.) Shorter growing seasons and early snow flattened the stalks of the plants destroying the harvest. After lost harvests and great hunger, agriculture adapted toward root vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, parsnips, beets, carrots, Jerusalem artichoke, etc.), and clover which, together with damaged root vegetables, was used to feed animals. This is the origin of the "meat and potatoes" diet that still prevails today 1, 2. French farming under the control of the aristocracy failed to adapt, and the resulting hunger was one of the causes of the French Revolution.




New "Little Ice Age" Beginning Now

Many solar scientists accept that global cooling began 2014/2015 and will hit maximum cold in 2031. The debate among these scholars is how long it will last. Will we experience the equivalent of a Dalton Minimum (about 30 years of cold) or a Maunder Minimum (about 70 years of cold), or longer? Author John Casey is predicting 30 years of cold comparable to the Dalton Minimum, and 400 years of relative cold before the world returns to the warmth of the recent past. People have time to prepare if they begin soon. After 2027 all bets are off. The 8 years from 2027 to 2035 will be intense. This prediction of 8 really bad years is based on the solar research found here 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Many places may see snow staying on the ground all through the summer.

The global "fertility rate" has been declining for many years. From its peak of 7 billion in 2012, the human population on planet Earth may soon be in decline. This will be due to the baby-boom generation starting to die off, infertility of potential parents, radiation exposure, the opioid crisis killing young people, heavily indebted young people not wanting to have children, the Chinese one child policy (now discontinued), aging populations in many countries, increased urbanization, and other reasons in different areas of the world. At the start of the last mini ice age, 25% of the European population died BEFORE the black death appeared. It has been forecast that planetary population may decline significantly by 2028. And the cold years will have barely begun. is predicting the population of Canada (now 35 million) will decline to 26 million by 2025. They are predicting the population of the United States (now 326 million) will decline to 99 million by 2025.



Old Farmer's Almanac 2018 - 2019 Prediction for Southern Ontario - More Cold, More Precipitation


How To Prepare

Learn from the Blizzard of 1977 1, 2, 3. Electricity outages were common. Natural gas was in short supply. Roads were blocked by abandoned cars. Airports were closed. Fire trucks froze when trying to fight fires. Snowmobiles were the only viable form of transportation. Blowing snow virtually buried some homes. Looting became a problem. Winter of 1709.

Building codes are based on 50 years of weather. Increasingly we are seeing 200 year weather records being broken and all time weather records being broken. Whatever your living conditions, why not begin now to strengthen them to resist extreme cold, heavy snowfall, high winds, excessive rainfall & flooding, large hail, etc. Here are some ideas:

- add extra 2x4 bracing to hold up your roof during heavy snowfall. Decide now how you will remove excess snow from your roof (Minnsnowta Roof Razor). Don't wait until it is too late.
- use hanger strap to tie down your roof to the top of interior and exterior walls in case of high winds. Tie down each floor to the one below, and anchor your house to the foundation.
- Protect your windows with plastic security film and exterior storm shutters. Wind blowing into broken windows can increase air pressure inside the home and lift off the roof.
- increase insulation everywhere possible, including your basement ceiling. If heat sources fail, the basement may be the warmest room in your home due to heat from the Earth. Add shut-off valves to turn off water to the higher floors of your home, and be prepared to live in your basement as a last resort during winter.
- add a back-up sump pump that uses no electricity, and have a hand pump as a last resort (boat bilge pump?).
- prepare for failure of the electricity grid for months to years resulting from a solar storm or EMP. Get off the grid!
- prepare for failure of the natural gas supply (heat and cool your home with a ground source heat pump, install a high efficiency wood stove).
- prepare for failure of the transportation system (imagine no food or gasoline being delivered to your town for an extended time).
- prepare for failure of the (frozen) water supply (install a composting toilet). Have large containers full of water ready in case of need. Where will the water come from to refill the containers?
- in addition to stocking up toilet paper, why not add a "bidet" device to each toilet and learn how to use it. In some countries, people use the right hand for eating and left hand to wipe their bum. Snow works in winter, leaves (Mullein, for example) in summer. 1, 2, 3
- vegetables can be grown locally, even indoors (using natural light from windows, and/or LED grow lights). Make vegetables the foundation of your diet. Grow your own, and have a supply of seeds. It will not be possible to store enough food. You must grow your food. Sprouts, container gardening, mini greenhouse.

The theme is "anti-fragility" or increased resilience. Every aspect of individual life and society as a whole needs to become more robust if it is to survive in a Grand Solar Minimum. The Blizzard of '49

Every home should begin stocking up food. There is no harm in pre-purchasing food you will be consuming anyway. Not every year will have crop failures. A food supply sufficient to get your family through two years is a good start. Food like bags of rice or lentils will remain edible a long time if kept dry. Any not used can be donated to a food bank. If global cooling occurs as we are suggesting, it is possible that food shortages could begin to occur as soon as 2019. Expect rising prices. In many places, outdoor agriculture and construction may not be possible after 2027.

15 Foods That Last Forever

27 Foods That Last For Decades

Countries in North Africa may find new opportunities for agriculture in the desert as precipitation increases globally.

Whether or not you agree that global cooling is coming, can you afford to take the risk by not being prepared? Global crop loss map.

People can adapt to almost anything if given sufficient time. It was not raining when Noah built his ark.

There are several lessons learned from studying very early global cooling events in Europe. These include:
* The onset of these conditions can be very abrupt and very severe.
* A decline in food production due to:
          - Dramatic increase in days with overcast skies.
          - Decline in the intensity of sunlight.
          - Decline by several degrees in global temperature
          - Regions of massive rainfall and flooding
          - Limited regions experienced droughts
          - Shortened growing season
* A string of major and minor famines
* Malnutrition lead to weakened immune system. Produced influenza epidemics.
* Reoccurrence of plagues such as the Black Plague.
* Lack of feed for livestock
* Parasites (i.e.
fusarium nivale), which thrived under snow cover, devastated crops.
* Grain storage in cool damp conditions produced fungus (Ergot Blight). Contaminated grains when consumed caused an illness (St. Anthony's Fire) producing convulsions, hallucinations, gangrenous rotting of extremities.
* Flooding created swamplands that became mosquito breeding grounds and introduced tropical diseases such as malaria throughout Europe.
* During hot summers, cold air aloft produced killer hailstorms (massive hailstones that could kill a cow).
* Higher frequency of powerful storms produced major devastations. (For example during the Spörer Minimum, approximately 400,000 people perished in the A.D. 1570 "All Saints Day storm" in northwestern Europe. And two catastrophic storms hit England and the Netherlands in A.D. 1421 and A.D. 1446, each storm killing 100,000.)
* Glacier advance swallowed up entire alpine villages.
* Ruptured glacial ice dams produced deadly floods.

Source Solar "Grand Minima" Preparedness Plan


Emergency Food Supply

The cheapest and easiest way to create an emergency food supply is to buy bags of wheat, rice, split peas, lentils, etc. A man needs about 2,500 calories per day. A woman about 2,000 calories per day. One half cup (100 grams) of dry grain or legume has about 350 calories. A man will need 3.5 cups (700 grams) and a woman about 3 cups (600 grams) daily. So, to feed a man for a year you will need 365 x 700 grams = 255 kg or about 560 pounds of grains and legumes. To feed a woman for a year you will need about 365 x 600 grams = 220 kg or about 480 pounds of grains and legumes. That is roughly 1,000 pounds of dry grains and legumes per year to feed the two of you. By eating both grains and legumes each day, you will have better protein. You might store your grains and legumes in plastic bins in a place where they will stay cool and dry, but do not let the food freeze. Put a piece of masking tape on each bin and mark the purchase date of the contents. First in, first out. Always eat first that which was purchased first. Dry food can last 20 to 40 or more years.

Pea protein is of such high quality that we suggest pea soup should be a staple of any survival plan. There are recipes for pea soup on the Internet. An emergency supply of dried peas or split peas is inexpensive to buy, easy to store, and could get you through the rough times that may be coming. Learn how to make pea soup now. Grow peas in your garden and dry them in the sun or dehydrator. Experiment with growing peas on your balcony, indoors, anywhere and everywhere. Have a traditional cookbook handy, such as an old edition of Joy of Cooking.

Potatoes have protein, carbohydrate, and vitamin C. You can grow potatoes all year round in 5 gallon buckets, shifting the buckets indoors and outdoors with the seasons. When indoors, a second bucket is used to catch the drainage water. The two buckets will nest together perfectly 1, 2. Do not peel the potatoes as most of the nutrients are just below the skin. (The various parts of the dandelion plant also contain vitamin C.)

Items that can help make the diet interesting include:

Other dried foods such as sugar, salt, pepper, baking powder, herbs, spices, pasta, powdered milk, coconut milk powder, powdered eggs, instant potatoes, instant gravy, Carnation instant breakfast, instant coffee, oatmeal and porridge, dried fruit, dried vegetables, dried mushrooms, raisins, prunes, dates, figs, jerky, pemmican, trail mix, popcorn, nuts, seeds, tea, Ovaltine, cocoa, hot chocolate, chocolate, custard powder, instant pudding, dried soups, instant noodle soup, macaroni and cheese, ...

Freeze dried meals are available from Mountain House, Backpacker's Pantry and other companies.

You might also set aside some water, water purification method(s), medical supplies, first aid kit, birth control, feminine hygiene products, iodine, hydrogen peroxide, dust masks, essential oils, soap, laundry soap, bleach, toothpaste, tooth brushes, dental floss, toilet paper, paper towels, tea lights, candle lanterns, matches & lighters & fire starters, radio, batteries, pet supplies, maps, compass, organic seeds, how-to books, self-defense items, clothes for weather extremes, needle & thread, materials to mend socks, non-motor transportation, hiking boots, back packs, portable solar power, manual tools, goods to barter, etc. Useful skills to develop include farmer, paramedic, midwife, ham radio, back packer, soldier, animal husbandry, carpenter, electrician, plumber, auto mechanic... For security, a suggested minimum group size is 6 adults. Women should change their appearance so that they look like men. This will make the group appear stronger and reduce the likelihood of attack. Both genders need weapons training, and take their turn standing watch at night.

Gravity fed water filters include Alexapure, AquaRain, Berkey, Brita, Propure, Rainfresh, home made 1, 2, 3, 4.

Food stored in glass jars lasts longer than food in cans. Food in jars can last 20 or more years. Food in cans lasts only about two years. However, food in jars needs a lot of shelf space compared to the dried food.

Best Before does not mean Bad After. Food will contain useful nutritional value long after the Best Before date. If it looks or smells bad, do not eat it. If the lid pops off  do not eat it.

If the global grain harvest begins to decline, agriculture in Canada, Europe, Russia and other grain growing countries may need to adapt quickly. Also watch the declining quality of the global grain harvest (low protein, ergot infected). Grain importing countries may wish to begin considering other options. Compared to annual production of more than 2,400 million tonnes, global cereal stocks of about 600 million tonnes amount to only 3 months of reserve capacity. It would be helpful if we stopped feeding grain to animals for meat production. At present about 40% of the world grain production is fed to animals. We should also stop using ethanol made from corn to fuel automobiles. Forty percent of the U.S. corn crop is used for producing ethanol, 45% goes to feed animals, and only 15% is consumed by humans. Forty million acres of lawns in the continental United States could be used to grow food.

Global average temperature decreasing since 2015.


Cold weather veggies include: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bush beans, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, green onions, kale, kohlrabi, leaf lettuce, mizuna, mustard, peas, radishes, rutabaga, spinach, Swiss chard, tatsoi, turnips, Jerusalem artichoke.

Best herbs for indoors: basil, parsley, rosemary, bay, oregano, chervil, thyme, chives, sage, tarragon.

Prices: corn, wheat, oats, soybeans, rice

Peak Food 1

Winter kill temperature guide 1


July 2018 - Prince Edward Island potato plant closes because farmers cannot provide enough potatoes 1.

December 2018 - Canadian potato shortage looms after "harvest from hell" 1

July 2019 - Shortage of seed for farmers 1.

August 2019 - Steel workers laid off because crop failures reduce need for cans.

August 2019 - Mexican cartels fight for control of avocado trade.

August 2019 - China shifts purchasing priority to food.

September 2019 - India government bans export of onions 1.

September 2019 - Global shortage of fertilizer 1.

October 2019 - European Union is losing 1,000 farmers per day since 2005 1, 2, 3

October 2019 - U.S. winter-wheat acres set to drop to lowest in 110 years 1.

November 2019 - Disastrous year for U.S. dry bean production 1.

November 2019 - Sugar beet harvest - Alberta, Minnesota, North Dakota

January 2020 - Overall U.S. planted acreage in 2019 lowest since 1970 1.

January 2020 - Russia restricts grain exports 1, 2. "The priority is the food security of the country..."

January 2020 - China 2019 pork production falls 21.3%

January 2020 - Food shortages in stores beginning to appear 1, 2.

January 2020 - Pakistan wheat, sugar, chicken

January 2020 - Following two typhoons in the Indian Ocean during 2019 that dumped water on the deserts of the Middle East, the vegetation in the desert began to grow and so did the population of locusts. The locusts are now spreading southward into east Africa and eastward into southern Asia. Pakistan has declared an emergency as locusts are eating crops, and the locusts have reached the border with India. Countries affected. The locust population is expected to increase by up to 500 times between now and June 2020. All of Africa and southern Asia is threatened. Locusts enter India May 2020 1, 2, 3.

March 2020 - Vietnam, world's third largest rice exporter, halts rice exports 1, 2, 3.

March 2020 - Covid-19 virus epidemic leads some countries to restrict food exports 1, 2, 3.

March 2020 - Covid-19 disrupts global shipping of fertilizer 1.

April 2020 - Cascading agricultural failure, food dumping, animal culls due to Covid-19 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

August 2020  - "Famine of biblical proportions" UN food chief warns. "This is a scourge of biblical proportions".

August 2020 - Cargo theft of food and fuel up 1. If truckers stop delivering to a city, what happens to that city?


During times of food shortage, inevitably there will be rationing. The world is switching to "blockchain" currency which allows tracking from source to end user. The government will know your every purchase and may limit what you can buy. If you want to stock up, the time to do so is now while cash is still available and your purchases will be untraceable.

Favorite youtube channels:

 - Adapt 2030 (current mini ice age commentary)

- Ice Age Farmer (agricultural impact)

- Suspicious Observers (physics)

- Tony Heller (climate critic)

- dutchsinse (earthquakes)

Cartoon source



The last time people across Europe starved to death was 1816 (200 years ago) following the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 and the "volcanic winter" that followed. Mount Tambora injected about 80 cubic kilometers of volcanic ash into the atmosphere, which dimmed the sun enough to produce a volcanic winter. The scientific record of this solar dimming is called the "Dust Veil Index", or more recently the "Ice Core Volcanic Index" or "IVI". Video

A supervolcano can produce a decades long volcanic winter. A supervolcano eruption is about a thousand times larger than a regular volcanic eruption. The Lake Toba supervolcano eruption occurred about 70,000 years ago. The human population of Earth was reduced to about 10,000 individuals, who survived along the coast of South Africa living on seafood. Plus, a small number of people may have survived in other places such as India.

Scientists have located 10 to 12 supervolcano sites on Earth.

Our question is this: With the simultaneous weakening of the Sun's activity and the Earth's magnetic field and the resulting influx of cosmic rays heating up the Earth's silica-rich magma, is there any chance of a supervolcano eruption happening any time soon?

The Yellowstone supervolcano seems to be perking up. Presumably all the silica-rich volcanoes and supervolcanoes on Earth are heating up simultaneously.

There is a connection between volcanoes, earthquakes, megaquakes, tsunamis and mega-tsunamis. The island of La Palma in the Canary Islands has the potential to dump a landslide containing 100 to 200 cubic miles of volcanic ash into the Atlantic Ocean, potentially causing a mega-tsunami around much of the Atlantic including the East Coast of North America 1, 2. A comparable mega-tsunami could happen in the Pacific if Hawaii's Hilina Slump slides into the ocean. The Cascadia 1, 2 and San Andreas fault lines are locked and loaded. The New Madrid seismic zone 1, 2, 3 threatens the central United States with a potential megaquake. Similar situations can be found around the world.

We can also expect higher wind speeds, larger hail, flash floods, and more intense lightning and electrical storms. Modern society has no conception of how fierce electrical storms can become. We question the wisdom of having solar panels or anything electrical on a roof. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

When a supervolcano erupted in 535 A.D. 1, 2.

Catastrophe - Episode 2 - Snowball Earth

"And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would be saved..." - Matthew 24:22.

Are these the days?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23


When Major Ed Dames and his remote viewers looked into the future, they expected to see mankind progressing nicely. Instead they found a depopulated world in ruins. The few remaining members of humanity survived in caves, mines and underground bunkers.

When the dinosaurs all died, our ancestors the small mammals survived in underground tunnels with their store of nuts and seeds. May we learn from their example.


"Cayce believed that these horrible future events could be averted if humanity changed its behavior. And this is the purpose for giving prophecies – to warn people to change so that the prophecies won’t happen. Since Cayce certainly was not 100% accurate in his predictions, I believe this only shows how some of Cayce’s apocalyptic predictions have been averted. So, a successful gloom and doom prophecy is one that does doesn’t occur. Cayce’s prophecies became well-known all over the world and a case may be made that he may have had some influence in creating the change within people to alter the course of history enough so that the prophecy would not happen." -

The future is not fixed. Rather there is a range of probable futures. On the individual level, each choice you make impacts your future. On the collective level, the actual future that occurs will be influenced by choices made by humanity. You might think that some things like the weather, the impact of Earth's magnetic field, or the activity of the sun are too large or remote to be influenced by humans. This may seem true in our present level of consciousness, but if humanity rises to higher states of consciousness, nothing is impossible. Points to Ponder 1, 2.

"This vortex may be very small, but to turn one’s back upon it is to forget the infinite possibilities of the present moment. Could your planet polarize towards harmony in one fine, strong moment of inspiration? Yes, my friends. It is not probable; but it is ever possible." - Law of One 65.12

On the other hand, in the prophecy of Saint Malachy, the present pope will be the last. According to Saint Malachy, this pope "will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End."

Mother Shipton is slightly more optimistic. She writes that after the mass die-off a terrible stink will arise from the polluted lands, but new lands will emerge from the sea and there the few survivors will "begin the human race again." These humans will "Enlighten the minds of future man" and create "The Golden Age".

Kryon 2018 June, "There is a mini ice age coming. Don't fear it. Just understand it is going to get colder." Texas's power disaster is a warning sign for the U.S.

Kryon 2019 November, Ascension. 1, 2


From the Henoch Prophecies:

146. ...prophecies are always changeable and can be changed for the better if man makes positive changes in his thoughts, feelings and actions, leading to that which is better and positively progressive.

147. Prophecies always rest upon specific causes; these again result in certain effects, whereby these effects can be changed at any time if only the preceding causes are changed in their form.

180. Pope John Paul II is the third from last in this position.

278. Severe earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will also belong to that time...

284. All of this will lead to increasingly horrible floods and unusually massive snowfalls which will advance to the southern countries and finally even to the equatorial regions...

285. ...which causes a change in climate, leading to a new ice age.


Master Ryuho Okawa, Toronto, October 6, 2019, "I think the next age will be the beginning of the Ice Age. So, you don't need to think too much about global warming. This kind of environmentally friendly opinion is common in Canada, but there seems to be some kind of communist thinking behind this opinion."


Harvest 1  (Harvest = Ascension)

Dolores Cannon - Have we entered the NEW WORLD? (11.26 minutes)

Dolores Cannon - Moving into the New Earth (1:55:38)

Dolores Cannon - The New Earth (13:05 minutes)

Barbara Marciniak, "By 2027, the end of the changeover years, there will be many less people on the planet, and the people that are here are going to have their eyes opened wide."

Barbara Marciniak, "...a new frequency will become so predominant on the planet that it will catapult one version of your planet into a new cycle, and another version into a complete ending and destruction." (6:27)

Barbara Marciniak, "We say you will have a change in your eye structure. There will be a mutation within the optic nerve that will allow a new type of vision, unlock what has been holding you to 3D." (0:42)

Barbara Marciniak, "Your lives will be out of necessity simplified. The more you can prepare for this simplification the easier it will be on you. Unclutter your lives by letting go of the unnecessary things that would drag you down with responsibilities, the things you don't need. Lighten up." (0:45)



"You are noticing the changes in climate, more extreme conditions in temperature, larger more powerful storms, more occurrences of volcanic and earthquake activity, and more extremes in the economies. You notice the changes in the perception of time. Everything appears to be speeding up...After the Great Revolution this world will enter a golden age. The environment will be in balance and mankind will have changed its ways by living on the higher path. There will be tremendous technology. It will take you to the stars in this galaxy and beyond to other galaxies. You will become a great race creating life throughout the universe. And you will meet up with sentient beings from other dimensions of space-time..." - Babaji


Kent Dunn, January 21, 2019

Question: "I have heard the years between now and 2027 referred to as the "transition years" or the "changeover years". What does this mean? What is the significance of the year 2027?"

Answer: "OK. 2027 is the last year that they're going to use for people to ascend up higher. After that you're just going to be taken to another 3D planet, folks. You're going to have to wait another, you know, 26,000 years before you can get a chance to ascend again. I don't recommend that, OK? You all come on and go with us. Come on."

Kent agrees that we are entering a mini-ice age. However, he says that the planet is quickly rising in vibratory rate to 4D and this increased rate of vibration will cause the polar ice caps and Greenland ice sheet to melt, resulting in rising sea levels. He says all the ice will have melted by 2024, and to be safe you should be at least 600 to 700 feet above the present sea level.

Kent is also very concerned about nanotechnology that he says has been a component in chemtrails sprayed since the 1990's. This nanotechnology is in our food, water and the air we breathe. As a result, there is a growing amount of nanotechnology in all living creatures including humans. He says that as the energy of Earth rises to 4D, the nanoparticles in your body will be activated by this energy. The nanoparticles will stack together to form strings within your body, which will penetrate your brain, heart and other organs. He says that the nanotechnology has only one purpose and that is to kill you. It is part of the Cabal program to reduce the population of Earth.

To remove the nano technology from your body, Kent suggests that the U.S. military developed a special way to process zeolite in order to clean it and create the right particle size. Some of the particles need to be large enough to stay in the colon, thereby cleansing it. Some of the particles need to be small enough to enter the bloodstream and travel everywhere in the body. The zeolite Kent recommends comes from There is also zeolite available at Amazon.

After the nano has stacked, zeolite is no longer effective. Kent suggests a cow magnet worn against the skin will draw out the nano. He says Morgellons is nano.

If you order zeolite from please tell them Kent Dunn sent you.


George Lamsa translation of the bible 1, 2 directly from Aramaic (the language of Jesus) has a slightly different version of Luke 21:11

"And there will be great earthquakes in different places, and famines and plagues; and there will be alarming sights, and great signs that will appear from heaven; and the winters will be severe."


There are now people saying that "the event" or "phase transition" is being delayed so that more people can ascend. It may even take several hundred years. We will see. 1.  In the meantime we meditate.

Water levels rising in the Great Lakes 1, 2 - an indication of increased precipitation.
Grain shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway are down more than 15% in 2019 compared to 2018.

An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and its Implications for United States National Security, 2003

Valentina Zharkova - 400 year cycle, 35 years of cooling 2020-2055 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

H. Abdussamatov - bicentennial cycle, 46 - 65 years of cooling 1

Cliff Ollier - De Vries cycle of 210 years, heading for a Dalton Minimum 1

David Evans - mini ice age by 2030 1

David Dilley - "Coldest temperatures will be from about the year 2024 to 2050." 1, 2

Theodor Landscheidt - "Analysis of the sun's varying activity in the last two millennia indicates that
contrary to the IPCC's speculation about man-made global warming as high as 5.8° C within the next hundred years,
a long period of cool climate with its coldest phase around 2030 is to be expected.
" 1

Piers Corbyn 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

NASA predicts solar cycle 25 to be weakest in 200 years. 1



"We're talking about decades of cold weather, decades of earthquakes of 7.0 to 8.0, possibly a Cascadia eruption much larger than that, on and on and on. We are looking at the most dangerous geophysical period in human history according to our research between this year [2017] and 2038. So I'm not aware of anyone that's actually gone in and analyzed the potential impact, but needless to say, more Americans will die in the next 10 to 15 years than ever before in our country's history, not by mankind, but by natural forces - cold climate ill effects, crop losses, civil disturbances that occur as a result, and then earthquakes and volcanic activity. So not a good time to be around, but it's the best time right now to start getting prepared." John Casey starting about 1:03:30.



Indications of a change in trend: 

Greenland Ice Sheet increasing. Source of chart Danish Meteorological Institute.





Arctic Sea Ice Volume above average. Source of chart Danish Meteorological Institute.


Average sea ice area, Northern Canadian Waters, 1968-2018
(presently at highest level in 14 years) source

Arctic Sea Ice Extent 2019-2020 Higher than 13 of last 15 years. Source National Snow and Ice Data Center February 4, 2020. Comment. Arctic alarmists

MASIE Arctic Sea Ice Extent 1, Discussion 1.

Antarctic Sea Ice. Source of chart National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Polar bear population is growing 1
Canadian professor fired for saying polar bear population doing fine 1, 2, 3, 4

Sea level not rising over last 100 years according to Australian data, U.S. data.























Source of chart



 Latest Global Temperatures
















Giant Hail 


Libya October 2020 













This page is updated regularly as new information becomes available.






Better Food, Part 2 of 3

We now move on to page two of our three page mini-series on agriculture to prevent cancer.

Now that we understand the importance of better food to provide a foundation for better health, how can the careful shopper know which fruits and vegetables are the best?  Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, told us, "Let thy medicine be thy food and thy food be thy medicine." It is the skill of the cook to put maximum nutrition in food. Fortunately there is a way to test fruits and vegetables to measure their nutritional content before you buy them. All you need is a small quantity of juice from the fruit or vegetable and a simple instrument called a Refractometer


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