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Yet there is more evidence that what is occurring is related to solar energy output than SUV’s. I have noted before, the Sun has likely entered into the modern Grand Solar Minimum (2020–2053) of sunspot activity. This means that there will be a significant reduction of solar magnetic field and activity like during Maunder minimum leading to a noticeable reduction of terrestrial temperature.

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Twice the Size of Texas Is Fake
By Dr. Patrick Moore
CFACT.org

November 26, 2021

A huge, swirling pile of trash in the Pacific Ocean is growing faster than expected and is now three times the size of France. According to a three-year study published in Scientific Reports Friday, the mass known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is about 1.6 million square kilometers in size – up to 16 times bigger than previous estimates. That makes it more than double the size of Texas.” CNN – March 23, 2018.

Of all the fabricated narratives about the environment, this one takes the cake. Yes, there is plastic in the oceans, mostly discarded fishing gear, but there is no island of plastic waste twice the size of Texas in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Because the average person cannot see the middle of the Pacific for themselves sensationalist activists, media, and politicians just make this up. In fact, plastic in the oceans is doing far more good than harm. Allow me to explain this bold assertion.

Plastic is made from several raw materials including oil, coal, natural gas, and wood. Plastics are polymers — long-chain compounds often composed of identical molecules. Think of a string of pearls. Nearly all plastics originate from living matter formed with solar energy by photosynthesis in plants on land and sea. For example, rayon and cellophane are made from cellulose which is a polymer of glucose derived from wood and are therefore plastics. Cotton is pure cellulose and is therefore also a plastic. Natural rubber and synthetic rubber are polymers and therefore plastics. Oil, coal, and natural gas are all products of solar energy that produced forests and sea life that turned into fossil fuels over the millennia. Today they are made into polymers such as polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride, otherwise known as PVC or vinyl.

To begin, despite the vast amount of propaganda, plastics are not toxic, they are inert. This is one of the reasons we package and wrap much of our food in plastic. It helps prevent spoilage from bacteria and mold, and protects the food from contamination by actual toxic substances. If plastic were toxic, we would not wrap our food in it. Plastic does not miraculously become toxic in the ocean.

There is a big difference between pollution and litter. Pollution is either a toxic substance or one that is harmful to life in other ways. Plastic litter may appear unsightly, but like driftwood on a beach it is not toxic and does not harm life. Like driftwood in the ocean, plastic promotes life, as many marine species attach themselves to it, lay their eggs on it, or eat other species that are living on it. Floating pieces of plastic are like small floating reefs that enhance rather that harm marine life. Many plastic objects are in the form of containers, so unlike most driftwood can be used as shelter from predators and habitat for breeding.

Perhaps the most unique benefit of floating bits of plastic in the sea is their use by seabirds as an alternative for the traditional items used as digestive aids in their gizzards. Birds have no teeth, so they swallow their food whole. All birds have two stomachs, one like ours and another that is a muscular organ, the gizzard, used to grind large hard pieces of food so they can be digested. To aid in this process, birds on the land use pebbles fed to them by their parents from birth and then they gather pebbles for themselves all their lives. There are no pebbles in the ocean, so seabirds use floating bits of pumice from undersea volcanoes, bits of hard wood, floating nuts from trees, and since plastic was introduced to the oceans about 60 years ago, suitable bits of floating plastic. Many studies by bird specialists have found that this has no negative effects on chicks or adults. Yet Sir David Attenborough, The Smithsonian, and Greenpeace falsely allege that the parent birds are “feeding” plastic to their chicks “mistaking it for food” and that this is killing their chicks. They know what a bird gizzard is, but they never use that word. They know they are lying for the sake of notoriety and donations.

It would be beneficial to sea life if the environmental community and the international fishing industry would work to develop a program to prevent damaged fishnets from being thrown in the ocean. Discarded fishnets can catch fish and other sea life and are nicknamed “ghost nets.” It should be possible to incentivize fishers to bring their damaged nets to the dock where they can be recycled or disposed of in a manner that does no harm.

This originally appeared on CFACT.org.

 

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Iconic Canned Meat Smashing Sales
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December 11, 2021

 

Sales of the world-famous canned pork product, Spam, have smashed another record, with the US and South Korea proving to be its most popular markets.

Hormel, the firm behind the iconic brand, announced record sales of $3.5 billion in the three months to the end of October, which is a 43% increase compared to the same time last year. Following the news, Hormel’s shares increased by nearly 5% in Thursday’s trading in New York.

The Spam brand delivered its seventh consecutive year of record growth,” Hormel’s CEO, Jim Snee, said on a conference call with investors, pitching that the firm plans to expand its line of Spam products in the next two years.

Hormel, like many other companies, has suffered from supply chain issues during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, its overall sales still rose 19% to $11.4 billion in 2021. To ward off potential future shortfalls, Hormel announced it had inked a new five-year contract for pork supplies, which is the main ingredient in Spam.

Snee didn’t seem at all surprised by his canned meat’s success this year.

The question is, who is not eating Spam? It’s amazing what we have been able to do over the last seven years,” he said on Yahoo Finance Live, praising the product for being “an incredibly affordable source of protein.” He also noted that the firm has seen “a change in the consumer dynamic,” with people from all age groups and backgrounds equally interested in Spam – something he dubbed “broad-based consumption for the brand.

Apart from the US, Spam has a huge international market, operating in more than 80 countries worldwide. It is especially popular in the Asia-Pacific region. In South Korea, where it was initially introduced by the US army during the Korean War, Spam is so much a part of national culture now, sets of Spam cans are often given as presents for the Lunar New Year and Korean thanksgiving holiday, Chuseok.

Reprinted from RT News.

 

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One of the earliest far infrared photos taken indoors using 15 - 1,000 watt lamps pointed toward the ceiling with very deep filters  - NO visible light was emitted.  This was done on October 7, 1931 at the Kodak Research Laboratories at Rochester, NY.

Exposure 3 seconds. The auditorium is in TOTAL darkness.

 

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