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Tag Archives: Heat Wave

  • Daily Prep

    Severe Weather Warnings

    Get informed about upcoming conditions and take precautions
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:04 PM


    Lots of severe weather coming today and this weekend, with a massive heat wave hitting the western states and severe storms and heavy rains (hail) hitting the East. Take precautions to protect yourself and your property, and be safe out there, folks.  

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    Heatwaves, Harvests, and Food Price Shocks

    Stress on our food system is building
    by Chris Martensen

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 8:37 PM


    The persistent drought coupled with a record heatwave is seriously denting farm harvest forecasts across the US and grain futures have already been sent soaring.

    In some cases, the prices are approaching the old 2008 highs, which saw food riots spring up around the globe and contribute to several rather dramatic regime changes.

    It looks like the same dynamic is in play again…

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    Off the Cuff: The Heat Is On

    Literally and figuratively across Europe and the US
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, July 6, 2012, 2:16 AM



    In this week's Off the Cuff with Mish & Chris podcast, Mish and Chris opine on:

    • The Eurozone's tightening vice
      • The likelihood is increasing that the real moves will come under the declaration of a "financial emergency"
    • The deepening LIBOR scandal
      • ​The web of conspirators continues to expand, but will any indictments result?
    • Will extreme weather impact grain prices? 
      • ​Heat and drought may nix the current forecasts for a record harvest

    As the temperature rises to broiling levels across the US, EU leaders are sweating about how to slow the solvency issues a growing number of Eurozone countries face. The latest machinations suggest there is little room left to maneuver in kicking the can further down the road, so Mish and Chris suspect "emergency measures" may be declared to ramrod unpopular measures through. Meanwhile, France's headlong descent into further socialism accompanied by the growing size of the LIBOR-fixing deceit make even the most sanguine wonder how Europe will possibly emerge from it's current woes without permanent damage to its stability.

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