Zharkova’s latest analysis suggests that a repeat of a Maunder Minimum-style spell of global cooling will run through solar cycles 25–27 (2020–2053).
ROBERT STEELE: This is very important because in combination with all the other depradations against our food supply we could face a real crisis if counter-measures are not devised. In my view the US Intelligence Community has been an abject failure at combining holistic analytics and true cost economics — it would be too much to expect them to champion Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE). I have however changed my view about cutting the IC by 70%. I have instead embraced Bill Golden’s view that we need to re-direct the wasted 70% toward Global Coverage, Third World, and Domestic Integrity targets.
With respect to the food crisis, this is easily addressed by moving quickly to self-sustainable localized vertical farming with aquaponics (which eliminates Monsanto), and accelerated if free energy comes on line both for shopping mall conversions to vertical farms and horizonal parks, and for the desalination of the arid areas where family farms can be restored. BigAg like BigPharma needs to be put to death.