Oceans 5 Peril & Profit

by | Sep 30, 2019 | Archives

People love the ocean.

They love to be on the coast but the oceans are in peril.

We can take advantage of this fact!


Merri and I lived in Naples Florida, (two blocks north of Naples pier) for 20 years.

In the beginning this was a perfect part of small town USA.  We walked the beach every morning.

We’d be among just a few early birds.  Sometimes I could hike from our street, 11th Ave. South, to Gordon’s Pass and back (about three miles) and not see another soul.

By the time we decided to move, we could no longer stand the crowds that had moved in.   There was a line of walkers… hundreds even thousands packing the sands in the A.M.

Red tide became an issue.

Traffic rose until we had to plan our day around being able to make right hand turns.

Merri and I are always trying to get out of the path of progress, but it seems to keep following us.

A decade ago we moved to Lake county Florida, right at the base of Ocala National Forest, living on acreage surrounded by farms.

That path (or progress) is following us though.

One reason Lake County Florida  is in the path of progress is the ocean.

Historically there were four named oceans in the world, which include the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.  Then, sometime along the way, someone carved out part of these waters and called it the Southern Ocean.  So now we have five… oceans.

Or you can call it one big ocean that covers 71% of the earth’s surface.  Whatever name we give this water its important to our survival and it’s in peril. 

Now according to a New York Times article (1) a report based on more than 7,000 studies has been written by more than 100 international experts and represents the most extensive look to date at the effects of climate change on oceans, ice sheets, mountain snowpack and permafrost.

That NYT article says: Climate change is heating the oceans and altering their chemistry so dramatically that it is threatening seafood supplies, fueling cyclones and floods and posing profound risks to the hundreds of millions of people living along the coasts, according to a sweeping United Nations report issued Wednesday.

“The oceans are sending us so many warning signals that we need to get emissions under control,” said Hans-Otto Pörtner, a marine biologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany and a lead author of the report. “Ecosystems are changing, food webs are changing, fish stocks are changing, and this turmoil is affecting humans.”

Hotter ocean temperatures, combined with rising sea levels, further imperil coastal regions, the report says, worsening a phenomenon that is already contributing to storms like Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston two years ago.

But the oceans themselves are becoming hotter, more acidic and less oxygen-rich as a result, according to the report. If humans keep pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere at an increasing rate,marine ecosystems already facing threats from seaborne plastic waste, unsustainable fishing practices and other man-made stresses will be further strained.

Let’s be clear… the oceans and earth are not in trouble.   Even if there’s a volcanic apocalypse, wandering star, gamma-ray burst, flipped magnetic field, or an asteroid collision, earth is likely to be here for another 3 to 7 billion years.

Even the big risks to life on earth are not likely for hundreds of thousands, millions or billions of years.   That’s time enough for NASA, Space X and its successors to find humanity a new home and ways to get there.

Who knows 10,000 or 50,000 or a million years from now the climate and oceans might have been hotter, then older and be right back to the current norm.

No one knows, so why worry!

What we do know is that mankind’s current social economic order is in the mire for now.  Warmer or colder temperatures changes coastlines, water distribution, and how we live, travel, transport goods and produce food.

We can see this in the news every day.  Take for example these few articles.

Global Warming Means Less Milk If Dairies Can’t Keep Cows Cool (2).  Rising temperatures pose one more problem for an already stressed industry.

U.S. farmers prep for global warming to threaten food production (3).   A growing number of America’s farmers are quietly preparing for a future in which rising global temperatures threaten their … These winter plants, like rye or barley, secure the soil and keep important nutrients from being washed away.

A radical decrease in greenhouse gas emissions is needed if farmers are to have time to prepare for major changes in rainfall that could decimate crops, researchers said in a report released on Monday. (4)

These shifts in economic patterns are causing billions of dollars of loss in real estate and also creates profit potential.

One of the greatest migrations in human history has been of people moving to US Coastal areas.

Today one in six Americans live in a county that borders the Gulf of Mexico or an ocean.

As sea levels rise, the cost of living, on or near the coast, will rise as well.   Taxes and insurance costs are bound to create a counter migration away from the coast.

Merri’s and my strategy to profit from these facts has been to buy houses that appeal to us which have a reasonable potential to return a decent income (and likely appreciate) in Lake County Florida around the city of Mount Dora.

Mount Dora is Florida’s highest city, situated on a plateau 184 feet above sea level and is an area considered to be the safest from hurricanes.

It is part of the  but is known for its small town charm as the city prohibits franchises in the downtown area and has many festivals, boutique shops and antique stores, museums, fine art galleries and monthly art strolls.

The town has a population of about 15,000 people, is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area and used to be an hours drive from Orlando.

The commuting time from Mt. Dora to Orlando is changing radically, due to the 1.7 billion dollar Wekiva expansion.  The road (literally paved with gold as far as I am concerned) connects Mt. Dora to Interstate 4.  The expansion started before the great recession, just kept going, and has never slowed down since it began.

Now the Wekiva  it has reached Mt. Dora.

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X marks Mt. Dora on the Wekiva Parkway.

An article at Floridatrend.com (5)  says: Work on the $1.7-billion Wekiva Parkway (SR 429) is under way northwest of Orlando, a milestone in developing the final link of a beltway around the urban core. Designed to take pressure off Interstate 4 through downtown, where commuters, tourists and truckers slow to a crawl during rush hour, the Wekiva portion of the toll road will span 25 miles. The highway also will draw at least some cars and trucks away from State Road 46, U.S. Highway 441 and smaller roads congested with commuter traffic between north Orange, Seminole and Lake.

Sanford, Mount Dora and Apopka will benefit from completion of the Wekiva section of the parkway, which will link the three faster growing cities in Seminole, Lake and Orange counties.

We watched an equivalent highway phenomenon take place three decades ago in Naples Florida.  Naples was a sleepy fishing village and winter resort that turned into an over priced home for the uber rich when I-75 was completed tying Naples to Tampa, Miami and Dade-Broward.

Our investments in Naples treated us well, and though I doubt that Mt. Dora prices will soar as they did in Naples, I do expect real estate in this area to see significant additional gains.  Prices of housing in the area are still very low compared to the cities around it.

The entire Wekiva Parkway is scheduled to be open to traffic in 2022.  This leaves three to four years of great opportunity.  Already billions of dollars of new housing, shopping centers, stores, hospitals and infrastructure have boomed up along the portions of the parkway that are done.

If you would like to know more about Mt Dora real estate send me a note at gary@garyascott.com with the words “Mt. Dora” in the subject line.  I’ll put you in touch with the broker who has helped me buy and sell almost two dozen properties in this area.

You can also learn more about Mt. Dora real estate in my report “Live Anywhere, Earn Everywhere” that’s described below.


Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Profit from post COVID-19 trends.

I invite you to join Merri and me in expecting the world to get better… to live and earn based on that expectation but…  to also prepare for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways again, we will still survive and prosper.

We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in my report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere”,  you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?


Dining room tables we worked from (and we also sold the tables for a profit).

You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers that the changes from the COVID pandemic will bring. 

The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, will continue to grow.  This collapse of the global economy will bring an incredible new opportunity for those who know what to do.  Thes profit making avenues offer enormous income potential and even work well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.

This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back yard.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

goldenseal ginseng

Ginseng we grew in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”.

Loquats are another example of an easy to grow crop that help promote natural health.


Here I am by one of the many loquat trees at our Florida farm.

Loquats are a great fruit for making jam and such, but the loquat leaf has amazing medicinal qualities.  Its is a registered medicine in China and due to its anti viral and respiratory system enhancing qualities has an especially  growing demand right now.   The images below from Amazon.com show that the leaves sell for about a dollar per leaf!

I have many trees on the farm but started growing loquat seedlings last year.


Loquat leaf tea has become really important during the pandemic due to its respiratory strengthening qualities.

I have been drinking a lot of home made loquat leaf tea during the pandemic.

The report “Live Anywere-Earn Everywhere” shows specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increases your income, makes you smarter, healthier and provides tax benefits as well. 

There are specific places where property is especially inexpensive, now because previous owners do not know about the special qualities created by the pandemic.

Learn about these specific places.  More important learn what makes these places special and seven freedom producing steps that you can use to find other similar spots of opportunity.

Here are some of the experiences this report shares:

The report includes a tax and career plan broken into four age groups, before you finish school, from age 25 to 50 – age 50-to 65 and what to do when you reach the age where tradition wants you to re-tire.  (Another clue-you do not need to retire and probably should not).

The report is very specific because it is about what Merri and I, our children and even my sister and thousands of our readers have done and are doing.

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere focuses on a system that takes advantage of living in Smalltown USA, but earning globally.

  • Learn about the magic of the north facing slope.   This is where Merri and I live almost half of our time.  North facing mountain land is some of the least expensive in the world but has hidden values that the report reveals.  There is a lot of this land and a lot of hidden value that you can tap.   When we bought our Blue Ridge farm (252 acres) I mentioned this to my Swiss banking friend.  “That’s bigger than the entire village where I live!” was his response.  Smalltown USA offers a last chance at having a lot of space.  By living in two Smalltown places there are enormous tax advantages as well.  One step in the system saves Merri and me over $28,345 in taxes a year.

The report shows how to buy cheap north facing slopes and create an income producing tiny home for $29,000 or less.

If you lack the $29,000 to invest, a start up using tents is even less.  These are tipis we put up at our farm before we built our first tiny home.  Learn how they can create tens of thousands of dollars in income for you.

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  • See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can be enhanced by the pandemic but also create BIG tax savings as well as extra income.  For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions.  Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax.  The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70  and beyond 70.   Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S.  See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562.  Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
  • See how a greenhouse can help you eat better and be healthier, plus provide income and a tax deduction and be funded by a government grant.


Our North Carolina greenhouse.

gary scott greenhouse

Our Florida greenhouse.

  • There are similar benefits from having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587, even if your desk is a dining room table.  The report also shows how your dining room table can become an actual income producer as its creates a huge tax deduction at the same time, not to mention a great place to eat, work and lay out plans for a brighter, safer more lucrative and enjoyable future.
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  • Use the specific search and purchase guide.  Construction plans are included that show how to generate first tier income that leads to five, second tier avenues of earnings.
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merrily farms

This pond we created at our farm brought us pleasure but also helped create a safe, healthy food supply, extra income and a tax deduction as well.

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The “Neapolitan Effect” digs into the demographic, geographic, economic and social fundamentals that create small town opportunity so you can spot the same profit potential in small towns beyond just these two counties.

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(1)  www.nytimes.com: Climate change report

(2) www.bloomberg.com: Global warming means less milk

(3) www.upi.com: US farmers prep for global warming to threaten food production

(4) www.reuters.com: Global food rainfall

(5) www.floridatrend.com: Final link in Orlandos state road beltway