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Next Mutations of SBV May Be Even Deadlier

Posted by feww on May 8, 2012

Schmallenberg Virus: “This is a warning to the whole world”

Schmallenberg virus is a new front in human’s losing war against the unknown. “This is a warning to the whole world,” said Alberto Laddomada, head of the European Commission’s Animal Health Unit.

The European Center of Disease Prevention and Control says it is “unlikely” that SBV could infect humans; however, the possibility “cannot be excluded at this stage.”

The numbers of reported SBV infections across Europe are peaking as the lambing season finishes; however, the next wave of SBV attack could prove even deadlier due to the unpredictability of viral mutations.

  • Germany.  Some 1,389  farms across Germany had reported animals testing positive for the virus as of May 7, 2012, including 78 new farms.
  • France.  France has reported infections on 1,412 farms, including 45 new cases since last week.
  • Belgium.  Some 477  farms had reported SBV by May 2, 2012, including 33 new farms from a week earlier.
  • Netherlands.  At least 331 farms have reported SBV  as of May 4, 2012.
  • U.K. As of May 8, some 256 UK farms have reported SBV: 36 in cattle and 220 in sheep (5 new farms since April 27, 2012).
  • Luxemburg, Spain, Italy and other European countries. No reliable statistics available!

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Disaster Calendar – 7 May 2012

Posted by feww on May 7, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,409 Days Left

[7 May 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,409 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 29 April 2012

Posted by feww on April 29, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,417 Days Left

[29 April 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,417 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Food Riots Break Out in Bangladesh and Kenya

Posted by feww on June 2, 2008

See Main Entry: We Need Food!

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Are the poor terrorists?

Posted by edro on April 23, 2008

Delivering Climate Security: International Security Responses to a Climate-Changed World

According to the above-titled report written for Britain’s Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), governments around the world have hugely underestimated the potential conflicts resulting from climate change. The highlights of the report are:

  • If climate change is not slowed and critical environmental thresholds are exceeded, then it will become a primary driver of conflicts between and within states

  • In the next decades, climate change will drive as significant a change in the strategic security environment as the end of the Cold War,” said Mabey.
  • If uncontrolled, climate change will have security implications of similar magnitude to the World Wars, but which will last for centuries
  • A failure to acknowledge and prepare for the worst case scenario is as dangerous in the case of climate change as it is for managing the risks of terrorism or nuclear weapons proliferation
  • Unless achieving climate security is seen as a vital and existential national interest it will be too easy to delay action on the basis of avoiding immediate costs and perceived threats to economic competitiveness

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Would the world elite brand the poor and starving masses as “terrorists” in order to eliminate them?

Major retailers in New York, in areas of New England, and on the West Coast are limiting purchases of flour, rice, and cooking oil as demand outstrips supply. There are also anecdotal reports that some consumers are hoarding grain stocks.” According to a report by New York Sun.

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