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"Heat-flation" Oceans Will Warm To Unprecedented Temperatures in 2024!

Your leaders know it but don't want you to panic or make them hold those responsible accountable! Meanwhile Seed sales see record numbers many companies selling out as food shortages are expected globally!


As heat waves strike Europe and China, crops are withering and they are looking to Africa to save them! along with the dangers that come with blazing-hot temperatures: wildfires, dehydration, and even death. The hot weather will also push prices up for food, making inflation even worse.


Western Europe faced sweltering temperatures last month as it has all year, with the thermostat hovering around 110 degrees in Seville in southern Spain. More than 20 wildfires were burning in Spain and Portugal, and persistent drought has left rivers and reservoirs running so low that they’re exposing ancient artifacts.


In Italy, the hot and dry conditions destroyed a third of the seasonal harvest of rice, corn, and animal fodder — at a minimum. Locusts have descended on the island of Sardinia in the worst invasion in three decades, hurting the production of hay and alfalfa. The European Commission recently downgraded its soft-wheat harvest estimates from 130 million tons to 120 million tons — more bad news amid a food shortage precipitated by Russia’s blockade on exports from Ukraine. (Russia and Ukraine are among the world’s biggest exporters of grain.)


Across the world in China, a record-breaking heat wave is causing major problems. Roofs are melting, residents are relocating to public cooling zones in underground air-raid shelters, and health workers are strapping frozen food to their too-hot hazmat suits. The Central Meteorological Observatory in Tokyo has warned that the heat could further hurt the production of corn and soy, worsening inflation. These crops are used to feed pigs, and early-season failures have already sent the price of pork, China’s staple meat, the USA is being over run by wild pigs in many states we would love to get rid of! Walmart AKA China are you listening?


When major crops wither, it can have knock-on effects across the ocean and show up on your grocery bill. Inflation has been climbing in the United States at the highest rate in 40 years, up 9.1 percent over the past 12 months, much of it the result of spiking food and energy prices. The surge has been egged on by the pandemic-beleaguered supply chain and by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But climate change is becoming a driver of inflation, too. Experts are warning that heat, flooding, drought, wildfires, and other disasters have been wreaking economic havoc, with worse to come.


Heatflation” might already have something to do with escalating food costs around the world. A heat wave in India this spring devastated wheat plants, leading it to ban exports. In the United States last year, searing heat and drought in the Great Plains scorched the wheat crop and also enabled wheat-munching grasshopper populations to flourish. The grain’s price nearly doubled to $10.17 a bushel, its highest level since 2008. Extreme temperatures endanger livestock, too: The heat wave that struck much of the country last month caused thousands of cattle to die of heat stress in Kansas. Despite this food companies are still trying to sell us on seedless foods so we can't grow our own! "The biggest day we've had in our 22-year history was Monday, 30 March," says the owner of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in Mansfield, Missouri. "We had over 10,000 orders, up 10 times on what our normal would be. It was totally overwhelming."Mr Gettle's company, the largest seller of heritage variety vegetable and flower seeds in the US, ran out of half of its stock, as buyers rushed to its website so they could grow everything from tomatoes to potatoes, and spinach to corn.


"The whole seed industry hasn't seen anything like this since the Great Depression," he explains.

"And it's not just food [this time]. It's flowers, herbs, everything is selling at unbelievable rates.

Did you think it would all happen this fast? The heat domes, the thousand-year floods, the apocalyptic wildfires, that horrific orange sky? This summer’s convergence of extreme events makes it feel like we’re living in a CGI-laden disaster movie. But those epic blockbusters all offer the same material comfort: an ending. What we’re experiencing is different."


In Austin, Texas, in August, a fire battalion chief measured a local playground slide at 130 degrees, practically hot enough to cause a second-degree burn within seconds. Last night in one part of the Florida Keys, the sea-surface temperature came close to 97 degrees not to mention the Gulf of Mexico where members of Black Coral Inc a non profit for climate change measured the Ocean temperatures around Destin Florida to be 101 degrees. That same week, the Northwest Territories of Canada—up near the Arctic Ocean—hit 100 degrees. The last week in August 2023 was officially the hottest week ever recorded on Earth.


In a recent Article for the Atlantic Climatologist Michael Mann stated "“The modern 24-hour news cycle is unkind to challenges—like the climate crisis—which require diligence and concerted action, day after day, week after week, year after year. From a practical standpoint, how should an average person conceive of all these extremes? What are non-climatologists supposed to do? Should we mentally brace for hotter summers and skin-burning playground slides for the rest of our lives?"


“We should understand that the choice is ours,” Mann wrote. “We can make it much worse by continuing our reliance on fossil fuels. Or we can rapidly decarbonize our economy, prevent a worsening of many if not all of these impacts, and remain within our collective adaptive capacity as a civilization.”



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