26 Ways to Plant a Vertical Garden

Moving in to the Grand Solar Minimum, we collectively will all need to begin growing our own vegetables at the very minimum to supplement our food and nutrition supply. Here are 26 ides for using a blank wall, a bare fence or even old furniture to grow edibles, annuals, even perennials with these vertical gardening ideas either indoor or outdoor.

At the bottom of the web page are dozens more ideas for gardens adn unique growing solutions for small or large spaces. 

26 Ways to Plant a Vertical Garden

North Pole Daily Temperature Forecast

With the media continually contradicting itself on temperatures at the North Pole, I found this interesting link maintained by the Norwegian Meteorological Bureau which shows current and forecast temperatures @90N right at the North Pole.

This is a resource that can be used to check if there are record heat waves as claimed in several news outlets. All measurements are (degrees C) including daily North Pole Temperatures with cloud tracking in from 65N around the circumference of the Northern Hemisphere.

North Pole Daily Temperature Forecast 

Grand Solar Minimum Disaster Preparedness Plan

Mankind has been down this road before, it’s a natural cycle. The last time we faced this type of extreme global weather that greatly reduced crop yields was over 300 years ago was a G"rand Soar Minimum” which produced a time of significant natural global cooling, famines, starvation and a time of major epidemics.

The sun spends about 17 percent of the time in a “Grand Minima” state. In the past, these extreme periods were the Maunder Minimum (about 1645-1715 A.D.) and Spörer Minimum (about 1420 to 1570 A.D.)  Of the 27 “Grand Minima’s” that have occurred over the past 12,000 years: 30% lasted less than 50 years, 52% lasted between 50 and 100 years, and 18% lasted over 100 years.

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As Karakorum Glacier Stability Puzzles Global Warming Experts, Scientific Excuses Start To Fly

A while back a number of scientists hopped on the bandwagon claim that the Himalayan glaciers would be gone by the year 2030. That claim was quickly exposed as being preposterous and so the red-faced scientists backed off and said they had in fact meant the year 2300. Today that figure as well is also looking fake. Now scientists are busy making excuses to explain the unexpected non-melting.

A summer ‘vortex’ of cold air over the Karakoram mountain range is causing the glaciers in the region to grow in spite of global warming,

As Karakorum Glacier Stability Puzzles Global Warming Experts, Scientific Excuses Start To Fly

 

Pakistan Needs Global Climate Funds to Combat Shifting Weather Patterns

As shifting weather patterns and extreme climates become the norm, access to climate funds are deemed essential for developing countries, such as Pakistan, that are facing the brunt of Grand Solar Minimum climate change.

So the question is how to finance the mitigation and adaptation measures? As the (GSM) continues to intensify over the next 15 years, reducing crop yields across our planet, eventually every country on Earth will need "help". 

Even if Pakistan reduces up to 20% of its 2030 projected GHG emissions, it will make no difference. The Sun drives climate on our planet, and we are about to experience a once in a 400 year reduction in solar activity. This is what the world needs to discuss.

Pakistan Needs Global Climate Funds to Combat Shifting Weather Patterns

Ice Age Farmer Grand Solar Minimum Crop Loss Map

Modern agriculture is at risk due to cyclical changes in our sun's output that drive climate change on our planet. Global grain yields are beginning to shrink. Y-O-Y 2017 was down 3% from 2016 due to extreme weather. As the Grand Solar Minimum intensifies and Earth's jet streams wander further out of their normal pattrens, crop losses will accelerate. 
 

This page tracks crop losses due to the new Eddy Grand Solar Minimum: Hail, Flooding, Drought, early/late Frosts & Cold temperature records. In the future will be added record snowfall and record temperature by the season and the daily record.  

Ice Age Farmer Grand Solar Minimum Crop Loss Map

Changes in Agricultural Risks that are Occurring in the New Solar Grand Minimum

This paper explains how decreasing levels of sunspot activity that have already commenced will affect long-term weather risks along with long-term earthquake and volcanic risks on our planet from this point forward. Further, because of the effect on volcanic risks, there are feedbacks, which amplify weather extremes, resulting in reduced global agricultural output.

Resulting losses will first be felt in wheat, oats and corn growing regions @45N and above in the Northern Hemisphere. Southern Hemisphere grain regions to look at are Southern Australai and South Africa. 

Changes in Agricultural Risks that are Occurring in the New Solar Grand Minimum PDF

SEC, CFTC Enforcement Directors Issue Joint Statement On Virtual Currency

The Divisions of Enforcement for the SEC and CFTC will continue to address violations and bring actions to stop and prevent fraud in the offer and sale of digital instruments."whether characterized as virtual currencies, coins, tokens, or the like.

The SEC and the CFTC will look beyond form, examine the substance of the activity and prosecute violations of the federal securities and commodities laws.

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Tether Printed One-Third of All USDT After Receiving Subpoena in December

Since the announcement that Tether received a subpoena from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission on the 6th of December, it has become apparent that over one-third of the total supply of Tether was created after the date of the U.S Regulators subpoena delivery. 

Tether increased the number of USDT by 775 million, comprising a 52.5% increase in the total supply from December 6th, 2017. As such, approximately 34.5% of all USDT created were produced after Tether had received the subpoena from the CFTC.

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US State Senators Introduce Bill Exempting Tokens From Securities Laws

Twelve Wyoming Representatives and Senators have introduced a bill backed by the Speaker of the House to exempt “blockchain tokens” from “securities and money transmission laws.” “We view non-securities blockchain tokens as a new asset class that is neither money nor securities, and therefore believe existing money transmitter and securities regulations should not apply.If this bill passes,

it would be the first token specific law in the world passed by any elected legislative body.

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“Framing Nature”, City Roof Top Farming with Raised Beds

Visiting the weekend plant market in Taipei, Taiwan I came across a company helping schools, businesses and individuals install roof top raised pre-fab grow beds so these buildings can become food producers in what is now wasted space. Think 1950's family garden on a city high rise rooftop. 

Called "Framing Nature" its an appraoch we should consider as the world shifts into the Grand Solar Minimum and we as individuals produce more food on our own.

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Japan, South Korea and Indian Crypto Investors to Pay Tax on Crypto Gains

Japanese cryptocurrency investors will pay between 15 and 55 percent on their profits declared on their annual tax filings this year, additionally the Japanese National Tax Agency is creating a database of cryptocurrency investors.

The Indian government has asked cryptocurrency investors across the country to pay taxes on their earnings.  India's Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said that action will be taken against those who would try to conceal incomes from crypto assets.

South Korea announced that crypto exchanges will be taxed 24.2 percent, in line with the existing tax policy for corporations.

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Top 270 Crops that Grow the Highest Yield per Square Foot

I came across this list of the top 270 crops that give the highest yield per square foot, and that the Earth and us as a species will need to imporve our crop yields and grow our own food, this list is a good place to start. From farmlands to balcony gardens we will all need to produce at least some of our own food in the future.

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Mad Max Road Looting of Food Shipments Solar Declines & Dark Ages Return

With Venezuela descending into full chaos where the army now loots homes in search of food, you knew it was only a matter of time before truck robberies of food deliveries were next. The same occurred in the UK during the Maunder Minimum with grain shipments.

Fastest solar activity decline in 9300 years, with the least amount amount of sunlight ever recorded in Europe and Russia, now the Maunder Minimum temperatures are beginning to match today's anomalies globally. 

(VIDEO) Mad Max Road Looting of Food Shipments Solar Declines & Dark Ages Return

Some Data Suggests Global Cooling Started in 2006

North Atlantic Current temperature 0 – 800 metres depth 2004 – 2018 has cooled by 1.0°C to date since the peak in 2006. Additionally to date the North Atlantic Current temperature lost half the heat content it gained from the early 1980s.

So far in 2018 the aa Index has averaged 13.0 and should continue to weaken into the Solar Cycle 24/24 minimum expected in 2020. From the beginning of the aa Index record in 1868 to the end of the Little Ice Age in 1900, the aa Index averaged 15.4. It averaged 20.9 for the Modern Warm Period. 

Some Data Suggests Global Cooling Started in 2006