Oct 30

- Japan Reacts to Worsening Fukushima Disaster By … Reopening Nuclear Plant Next to Active Volcano Which Is About to Blow (Washington’s Blog, Oct 29, 2014)

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Oct 30

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- Oil Residue The Size Of Rhode Island Covers Gulf Of Mexico Seafloor In Macondo Well Disaster Aftermath (ZeroHedge, Oct 29, 2014):

Ever since the April 2010 disaster on the BP-operated Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, there was one big outstanding question: where did the bulk of the oil gol? Now, thanks to a research team led by David Valentine, a microbial geochemist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, sampled more than 534 locations near the spill site, gathering more than 3,000 individual samples, we know the answer: the oil spill – some 10 million gallons of coagulated oil – left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor of the Gulf of Mexico, about 25 miles from the well, that’s about the size of Rhode Island.

The researchers found an area of 1,250 square miles (3,237 square km), mostly southwest of the Macondo well, where a thin sheen of oil rests in patches on the top half-inch of the seafloor, according to the NSF. Continue reading »

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Oct 30

Dandelion Mutation in Fukushima

- Gundersen: Mutations in plants being reported after chronic Fukushima exposure — Professor: Mutant flowers found in Fukushima — Biologist: “Gigantic leaves, seeds very big” after nuclear disaster (VIDEO)  (ENENews, Oct 29, 2014):

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education on Radio Ecoshock, Oct 27, 2014 (11:30 in): We work with a woman… an organic gardener. Every year, she’s taken the seeds from her garden, planted, then harvested seeds from those plants to be the next year’s crop. So she’s got 4 years now of seeds that have been growing about 30 miles (~50 km) from Fukushima. She’s beginning to experience gargantuanism in her food now, which is an indication of radiation damage. It’s one of the many DNA changes that occur after a couple of generations. So we know that gardeners and plants that are outside the exclusion zone are seeing the effects of chronic levels of radiation that the Japanese would choose to ignore. Continue reading »

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Oct 30

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- Weather Channel Co-Founder: Efforts to Prove Global Warming Have ‘Failed’ (Truth Revolt, Oct 22, 2014):

“Efforts to prove the theory that carbon dioxide is a significant greenhouse gas and pollutant causing significant warming or weather effects have failed.”

The co-founder of the Weather Channel and climate expert John Coleman recently wrote an open letter directly attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, arguing that attempts to prove man-made climate change “have failed” and that political agendas rather than science are now driving the “scientific” conversation.

Here’s an excerpt of from the open letter (via Express News): Continue reading »

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Oct 28

Radiation Levels Have Surged At Fukushima Plant

- Radiation levels have surged at Fukushima plant — 100,000% of previous record high — TV: “Officials say they don’t know the cause… Typhoon may be to blame” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Oct 26, 2014):

NHK Transcript, Oct. 24, 2014 (h/t Deep13th Nuclear Waste Info): [TEPCO] says it has found high levels of radioactive cesium in groundwater in the compound. Officials at TEPCO say a recent typhoon may be the cause… TEPCO officials say water taken on Wednesday from a well had 460,000 becquerels of cesium per liter (Bq/l)… another well contained 424,000 becquerels. Officials say those levels are 800 to 900 times the previous peak. The wells are several meters west of the No. 2 reactor… The utility plans to treat the tainted groundwater and discharge it into the ocean, but local people strongly oppose the plan…

NHK, Oct. 24, 2014: High levels of radiation found at Fukushima plant… TEPCO officials say they don’t know what caused the rise. They speculate a recent typhoon may be to blame. Continue reading »

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Oct 28

- 16% Of US Stations Did Not Make It To 90F (32C) This Year (Real Science, Oct 26, 2014):

A record percentage of active US HCN stations (16%) did not make it to 32C this year. Many stations as far south as North Carolina did not make it to 90 degrees.

Here is the list: Continue reading »

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Oct 27

- Coolest Year On Record in the U.S. (Real Science, Oct 25, 2014):

The percentage of US HCN stations to reach 90 degrees was the smallest on record this year, with four of the five coolest years occurring above 350 PPM CO2. The most widespread heat occurred in 1931, when more than 98% of stations were over 90 degrees.

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Oct 27

- “Premature” snow in Greece (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

Winter has arrived in Greece with heavy rain, strong winds, early snow in the mountains and sharp temperature drop.

Sudden rain storms turned streets into rivers. the island of Zakynthos (Zante) was hit by a mini-tornado that uprooted trees, swept away stables roofs and destroyed balconies. Continue reading »

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Oct 27

- Up to 80cm of snow this week in Switzerland (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

80 cm is 31½ inches – That’s thigh-deep.


The snow fell down to 1000m (which is close to the valley floor in many Swiss regions), but due to the early time of the season, the warmth of the ground means that melting from below took place up to 2000m.

  • Urner Alpen, Glarner Alpen and Nordbunden: 60 to 80 cm
  • remainder of the northern Alps from the Berner Oberland to Liechtenstein, Mittelbunden and the Lower Engadin valley: 30 to 60 cm
  • other regions up to 30 cm, but the extreme south remains precipitation free

After the snowfall ended, freezing levels rose to 3400m, which means that this snowfall, as is normal in late October, will mostly melt way, with only the higher deposits benefitting from freeze-thaw cycles to create a permanent snowbase. Continue reading »

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Oct 27

- Bulgaria – Heavy snowfall leaves 50 villages without power (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

Gabrovo and Sevlievo declare emergency because of extremely severe winter conditions. More than fifty villages have no electricity. All roads and passes in the region are blocked.

The main roads in the country are closed, trains are stopped, and thousands of subscribers are without electricity CEZ.

Heavy snow did not stop for ten hours, along with hurricane winds and freezing temperatures. Continue reading »

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Oct 27

- Romania – Snow up to 10 centimeters (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

The A2 motorway is closed between Bucharest and Fundulea, according to the Center Infotrafic the Romanian Police.

Meteorologists have issued a code yellow warning for snow and wind in Bucharest and five other counties in the southeast.

According to meteorologists, the municipality of Bucharest and the Ilfov, Giurgiu, Virginia, West counties Calarasi and Ialomita, will receive 5-7 cm of snow, with 10 cm in some areas. The County Teleorman shas received about 5 cm in the last few hours. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

CA food

California – A Food Powerhouse In Peril ( Sinclair & Co., Oct 25, 2014):

Now in its third year, the drought in California has forced local farmers to switch their water use from rivers and reservoirs, which are at historic low levels, to underground sources. This has mitigated substantial production losses, but given that underground reservoirs take a long time to replenish, if the drought continues the food situation in California might get much more dicey. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

- Experts warn of volcano destroying Japan at any moment, causing nation’s extinction — Millions buried by lava in minutes, ‘hopeless’ for 120,000,000 people — Reactors would be devastated and spread nuclear waste worldwide — Gov’t: Volcano near nuke plant is shaking, tremor 7 minutes long… ‘Stay away’ — Increased eruption risk due to 3/11 quake (ENENews, Oct 24, 2014):

Wall St Journal, Oct. 23, 2014 (emphasis added):  One major volcanic eruption could make Japanextinct,” a study by experts at Kobe University warns… “We should be aware… It wouldn’t be a surprise if such gigantic eruption were to take place at any moment.”

Japan Times, Oct. 24, 2014: Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan at any time: study — Japan could be nearly destroyed by a volcanic eruption over the next century that would put nearly all of its population of 127 million people at risk… “It is not an overstatement to say that a colossal volcanic eruption would leave Japan extinct as a country,” Kobe University earth sciences professor Yoshiyuki Tatsumi and associate professor Keiko Suzuki said… A disaster on Kyushu… would see an area with 7 million people buried by flows of lava and molten rock in just two hours [and] making nearly the entire country “unlivable”… It would be “hopeless” trying to save about 120 millionContinue reading »

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Oct 26

Kazakhstan – Harvesting under 20 cm of snow and minus 10 degrees C (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

What grains they collect now can only be used to feed the cattle.


“Of course the MSM in the Netherlands do not bring this news,” says reader. “Snow in Austria and in Sweden? We don’t hear it on the television news, we don’t read it in the big newspapers. Snow in Russia? It is not mentioned. The private plane of the CEO of the French oil company Total crashed on Vnukovo Airport after a collision with a snow blower. Nobody says: Hey, how come we are not being told that there was snow? Why else would a snowblower be on the runway?”


Despite the nearly 20-cm (8-inch) layer of snow on the grain fields of Northern Kazakhstan the harvesters keep working. The snow and cold cannot stop the combine because about 20% of the crop still remains in the fields, reported television channel CTC.

For farmers this year turned out to be difficult. Spring experienced drought, summer torrential rains, and now early autumn snow. But the work does not stop in bad weather and frost. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

- Early taste of winter in Switzerland (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

Snowfall could reach as much as 30 cm (12 inches) in some locations, according to MeteoNews.


Parts of Switzerland experienced an early taste of winter on Wednesday with snow falling at levels as low as 600 metres in some areas.


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22 Oct 2014 – Webcam view of La Tzoumaz in the 4 Vallées resort area in the canton of Valais on Wednesday. Photo: Televerbier.ch


In the canton of Uri, unprepared motorists remained blocked on the road in the Alps between Gösechen and Andermatt on Wednesday morning because of snow.

Cantonal police said traffic was halted because some cars were not equipped with snow tires, according to a report from 20 Minuten newspaper. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

- Snow causes chaos in western Austria (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

23 Oct 2014 – Winter has come early to western Austria, leaving hundreds of homes without electricity. Snow and rainfall also caused numerous problems on roads, and is expected to continue until Thursday evening.

Four vehicles crashed in Riezlern in Vorarlberg due to the chaos caused by the snowfall. Numerous drivers had to be rescued from the Hochkönig-Bundesstraße road in Salzburg after they got trapped in snow.

Fallen trees also caused power outages in the Tyrolean regions of Brandenberg, Hochfilzen, Zillertall in Zell and Gerlostal. Continue reading »

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Oct 25

Related info:

- The Pacific Is Broken: ‘After We Left Japan, It Felt As If The Ocean itself Was Dead’ – ‘I’m Used To Seeing Turtles, Dolphins, Sharks And Big Flurries Of Feeding Birds’ – ‘But This Time For 3000 Nautical Miles There Was Nothing Alive To Be Seen’


- Sailor talks Fukushima’s Impact on Pacific: “It’s dead… for thousands of miles there was nothing” between US & Japan — “Like sailing in a dead sea… everything’s all gone” — “Just talking about it makes me feel like I want to cry” — “No birds, no fish, no sharks, no dolphins, no turtles, nothing” (AUDIO) (ENENews, Oct 23, 2014):

Excerpts from newly uncovered interview with yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen:

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Skeptoid: This is the third in a series of pieces debunking the scaremongering and hysteria regarding the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant… The ocean is broken. This is the title of an October article from Australia’s Newcastle Herald, chronicling the journey of Ivan Macfadyen [read article in The Sidney Morning Herald]… it went viral, with over half a million views in three days. People connected the dots and linked the dead, garbage-filled ocean that Macfadyen encountered on his trip to Fukushima and the piece has been used as part of the exaggerated story since then. But the link between the two doesn’t appear to exist… The story is also not at all about the nuclear plant, but the damage done from overfishing and plastic pollution. It doesn’t even mention Fukushima by name. Continue reading »

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Oct 24

- Heavy early snowfall in North America and Siberia may portend brutal winter for U.S. and Europe (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

Five times the normal amount of snow.

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Oct 23

Flashback:

- JPMorgan Employee Who Invented Credit Default Swaps is One of the Key Architects of Carbon Derivatives, Which Would Be at the Very CENTER of Cap and Trade


- Where is the carbon offset money going?” – Short video (Ice Age Now, Oct 22, 2014):

“We have been robbed. Or future generations have been destroyed.”

“The Carbon Rush is an epic documentary,” says reader Norm Smith. “It exposes carbon credit schemes and carbon-offset programs as nothing less than crimes against humanity.”

“This 2 minute youtube trailer gives a small sample of the atrocities and the horrors. It freaked me out. Please take a peek.”

Thanks to Norm Smith for this video

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Oct 23

- Heavy AUTUMN snow blankets Mohe City – Short video (Ice Age Now, Oct 22, 2014):

Sure looks like winter to me.

The heaviest autumn snow in three years blanketed Mohe City, in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, affecting local residents’ daily lives and traffic flow.

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Oct 23

K2

- Glaciers on K-2, the 2nd highest peak on Earth,  are growing (Ice Age Now, Oct 21, 2014):

Scientists struggle to explain it (Look out! Here comes the spin!)


In the mountainous Karakoram region of Asia the glaciers aren’t melting. If anything, some are expanding, says this article on LiveScience.

“It’s been a source of controversy that these glaciers haven’t been changing while other glaciers in the world have,” said study researcher Sarah Kapnick, a postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric and ocean sciences at Princeton University. Continue reading »

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Oct 23

- Latest spin from Australia – Record ice in Antarctica caused by global warming (Ice Age Now, Oct 22, 2014):

Headlined ” Ice could cause grief for Antarctic vessels,” this story tries to blame global warming for the record sea-ice around Antarctica.  

“As the icebreaker Aurora Australis sets off from Hobart on its maiden mission for the summer season, the bright orange vessel has been stocked with extra supplies in case of hold-ups.

“For the first time since satellite records began in 1979 Antarctic sea ice has passed the 20 million square kilometre mark, voyage manager Robb Clifton says. Continue reading »

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Oct 23

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- Dramatic temperature drops in northern China (Ice Age Now, Oct 22, 2014)

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Oct 23

- Earth’s magnetic field weakening ten times faster than thought (Ice Age Now, Oct 21, 2014):

Indicates that a magnetic reversal occur hit sooner than anyone expected.

The Earth’s magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of radiation, has been weakening for several months, says livescience.com.

Magnetometers onboard Swarm satellites — three separate satellites placed in orbit by the European Space Agency (ESA) — show that Earth’s magnetic field is weakening at the rate of 5 percent per decade, 10 times faster than thought.

Previously, researchers had estimated that the field was weakening about 5 percent per century. This indicates that a full-fledged magnetic reversal could happen sooner than anyone thought.

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Red shades show areas where Earth’s magnetic field has strengthened over the past six months. Blue shades show areas that are weakening. Credit: ESA/DTU

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Earth’s magnetic poles getting ready to flip Continue reading »

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Oct 23

- Earth’s Magnetic Field in Trouble – Short video (Ice Age Now, Oct 19, 2014):

“We don’t have hundreds of years left before the magnetic reversal,”

says this video. “The Earth’s magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster now.”

Continue reading »

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Oct 23

- Heavy snowfall causes panic in Yekaterinenburg (Ice Age Now, Oct 19, 2014):

Snowfall paralyzed  the North bus station in Yekaterinburg, the fourth-largest city in Russia. All buses leave two to three hours late. Hundreds of passengers at risk to come home very late or not at all.

Passengers complain, but  a large number of accidents involving public transport occurred last night in the Sverdlovsk region. Continue reading »

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Oct 22

- Gov’t report reveals Fukushima radioactive release much larger than Chernobyl — Japan reactors could have emitted nearly four times as much cesium-137 (ENENews, Oct 20, 2014):

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, funded by the Korean government, July 2014:

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Oct 22

- Chemical contamination in environment, including pharmaceuticals, are ‘growing at exponential rate’ (Natural News, Oct 21, 2014):

The “innovative” and “challenging new compounds” created each day by commerce are threatening the planet in which we live, scientists say. More and more traces of pharmaceuticals are being discovered in our lakes, rivers and soil daily, and their effects are pretty much completely unknown.

For once, a lack of regulation on the government’s part is largely to blame. The “environmental spread of pharmaceuticals” is totally ignored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), allowing these man-made pills to end up everywhere, including our drinking water.
Continue reading »

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Oct 22

-Japan TV Anchor: I couldn’t tell the truth about Fukushima — Shocking revelations kept secret from public — Nuclear Scientist: I have not trusted the information from beginning… “The worst scenario I predicted has happened” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Oct 20, 2014):

PRI’s ‘The World’, Oct 17, 2014: Japan’s timid coverage of Fukushima led this news anchor to revolt — and he’s not alone — No one is telling [evacuee] Shiga Kamematsu the truth Continue reading »

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Oct 22

- Fukushima nuclear waste detected off U.S. West Coast, from California to Canada — “There is definitely offshore Fukushima cesium now” — Test results will not be revealed to public for several weeks (VIDEO) (ENENews, Oct 17, 2014):

Statesman Journal, Oct. 17, 2014 at 1:31p ET (excerpts):

  • Headline: Fukushima radiation nearing West Coast
  • Massive amounts of contaminated water were released from Fukushima… Radioactive water has continued to leak and be released from the complex
  • No state or federal agency is testing Pacific waters for radiation Continue reading »

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