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With A Record 79 Container Ships Waiting Off The SoCal Coast, A Scary Supply-Chain Solution Emerges

With A Record 79 Container Ships Waiting Off The SoCal Coast, A Scary Supply-Chain Solution Emerges

Zero Hedge, 23 October, 2021 As we discussed yesterday, when looking at the recent dip in sky high container shipping rates, there was some fleeting hope that Southern California port congestion had turned the corner. The number of container ships waiting offshore dipped to the low 60s and high 50s from a record high of 73 on Sept. 19, trans-Pacific spot rates plateaued, the Biden administration unveiled aspirations for 24/7 port ops, and electricity shortages curbed Chinese factory output. Alas, it…

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The World on Fire – 10 July, 2021

The World on Fire – 10 July, 2021

I can’t ignore what is happening in the Northern Hemisphere. I also cannot do it justice. Over 30 million people are under heat alerts across western states as temperatures are forecast to soar this weekend. Nearly the entire state of California will be impacted by this heat wave, in addition to major metro areas in the Southwest. Numerous daily temperature records will be broken and some all-time records may also be in jeopardy US west heatwave: 31m people brace for…

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Hydropower plant at California’s drought-stricken Lake Oroville could shut down for first time since 1967 as heat wave torches the Southwest and Gov Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency

Hydropower plant at California’s drought-stricken Lake Oroville could shut down for first time since 1967 as heat wave torches the Southwest and Gov Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency

Californians are told to cut back electricity usage as heat wave sweeping the West threatens to knock out power grids and causes Lake Mead to fall to lowest level since it was filled in the 1930s The California Independent System Operator urged residents to reduce their electricity use on Thursday amid a severe heat wave sweeping the Southwest Temperatures have already shattered dozens of record highs across the region If not enough residents conserve energy, the ISO could ‘order utilities…

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‘Like Hell Went to Hell’: The Tragic Demise of Venice Beach 

‘Like Hell Went to Hell’: The Tragic Demise of Venice Beach 

I recall Mike Ruppert talking with affection and pride about his native Venice Beach.What happened? Epoch Times, 13 June, 2021   LOS ANGELES—World-renowned Venice Beach has long been a place where visitors, residents, and business owners have commingled with artists, musicians, and entertainers from all over the country. Over 10 million tourists visit the California beach’s famous boardwalk each year, drawn in by the ocean view and the unconventional lifestyle of the neighborhood’s eccentric community. But the famed destination no longer circulates in…

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Lake Oroville – then and now

Lake Oroville – then and now

This is Lake Oroville today… And two years ago. Of course, California has been in drought continuously I covered this extensively back then An update on Oroville and extreme weather in the West Oroville: 3 District Supervisors Concerned Re: Lake Levels, &Wildfires

Is there a sinister agenda behind the California water crisis?

Is there a sinister agenda behind the California water crisis?

These days I like to present differing (and sometimes contradictory) views on things. Not so much the mainstream view (which is well represented out there) but contrary views.  I do not just swallow the mainstream view on climate change holus-bolus. It needs to be looked at in conjunction with competing sources of information. I see no reason why climate change-induced drought cannot go along with water mismanagement as is discussed below. There is also the big elephant-in the room –…

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Newsom extends drought emergency to 41 California counties

Newsom extends drought emergency to 41 California counties

Guy McPherson used to talk about this and warn of the “dustbowl that never ends”. What happened? LA Times, 10 May, 2021 In a stark indication of California’s growing water crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday declared a drought emergency in 41 counties, including areas of the Central Valley that had urged action on behalf of agricultural growers. Newsom’s proclamation dramatically expands the drought emergency he declared in Sonoma and Mendocino counties last month, and now covers 30% of the state’s population….

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