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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
"The Quantum Factor" – Apr 10, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Galaxies, Universe, Intelligent design, Benevolent design, Aliens, Nikola Tesla (Quantum energy), Inter-Planetary Travel, DNA, Genes, Stem Cells, Cells, Rejuvenation, Shift of Human Consciousness, Spontaneous Remission, Religion, Dictators, Africa, China, Nuclear Power, Sustainable Development, Animals, Global Unity.. etc.) - (Text Version)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“… 4 - Energy (again)

The natural resources of the planet are finite and will not support the continuation of what you've been doing. We've been saying this for a decade. Watch for increased science and increased funding for alternate ways of creating electricity (finally). Watch for the very companies who have the most to lose being the ones who fund it. It is the beginning of a full realization that a change of thinking is at hand. You can take things from Gaia that are energy, instead of physical resources. We speak yet again about geothermal, about tidal, about wind. Again, we plead with you not to over-engineer this. For one of the things that Human Beings do in a technological age is to over-engineer simple things. Look at nuclear - the most over-engineered and expensive steam engine in existence!

Your current ideas of capturing energy from tidal and wave motion don't have to be technical marvels. Think paddle wheel on a pier with waves, which will create energy in both directions [waves coming and going] tied to a generator that can power dozens of neighborhoods, not full cities. Think simple and decentralize the idea of utilities. The same goes for wind and geothermal. Think of utilities for groups of homes in a cluster. You won't have a grid failure if there is no grid. This is the way of the future, and you'll be more inclined to have it sooner than later if you do this, and it won't cost as much….”

"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change
In a bid to combat climate change, US President Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan on Monday, marking the first time power plants have been targeted by mandatory regulations on carbon dioxide emissions in the US.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fertilizers and pesticides are killing China's farmland

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-07-01

A farmer lays fertilizer on a corn field in Heilongjiang province.
(File photo/Xinhua)

Heavy use of fertilizer and pesticides has helped China's northeast region become the country's top grain producer but at the cost of polluting the soil, which will take years to rectify, the Beijing-based Economic Observer reports.

The northeast, which includes the three provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning, as well as the eastern part of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, accounted for 24.1% of the country's grain production in 2013, with the northeastern most province of Heilongjiang the leading producer among them.

Local farmers told the paper that fertilizers have allowed them to double production and grow crops no matter how poor the soil is. One said fertilizers and pesticides are necessary because of the vast scale of their farms and the high cost of hiring workers to remove weeds.

However, Zhang Qingfeng, who runs a fertilizer wholesale business in Heilongjiang, predicted there may be no land suitable for cultivation in three or four generations since the heavy use of chemical fertilizers will lead to calcification of the soil.

Liu Hui, a research fellow at the Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, said the use of chemicals is on the rise across China and the problem is more serious in the southern part of the country because of higher temperatures and pest problems. These chemicals also enter the water used on the farms, creating further pollution, Liu added.

Moreover, southern China is also experiencing more serious heavy metal pollution because of the number of mines in the region, according to Liu.

At a forum in Qingdao in eastern China on June 5, Yao Jingyuan, an economist and special researcher for the State Council, said there have been too high expectations of bumper harvests over the past decade.

Yao said China uses four times as much fertilizer as the United States, three times that of India and that chemicals are the main reason behind the production surge, since the area of land used for farming is shrinking.

Liu said the problem is difficult to solve since it takes time to remove chemical pollutants from soils, and the shortage of grain in China makes it impossible to introduce crop rotation that would allow the land to recover.

Meanwhile, Zhang said farmers choose to use ammonia, which accounts for 95% of the fertilizer market, because of its lower price and that government intervention is needed to help turn the tide.

Liu added that the government should impose a ban on unsafe and toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides, because farmers are unlikely to make the change of their own volition.

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