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You really can’t make this stuff up!
‘Global warming’ (which in reality is global cooling caused by another Grand Solar Minimum) will cause massive crop failures. hunger and civil war very soon.
Dear EarthTalk: Don’t all these huge snow and ice storms across the country mean that the globe isn’t really warming? I’ve never seen such a winter!
— Mark Franklin, Helena, MT
On the surface it certainly can appear that way. But just because some of us are suffering through a particularly cold and snowy winter doesn’t refute the fact that the globe is warming as we continue to pump carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
As we’ve pointed out, the supervolcano phenomenon is hardly unique to Yellowstone National Park, where a long dormant volcano with the potential to cause a devastating eruption has been rumbling since mid-summer, making some scientists uneasy.
Surprisingly active supervolcanos have been documented in Italy, North Korea and, now, Antarctica after scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found new evidence to support a theory that the breakup of Antarctic ice may be caused in part by a massive geothermal heat source, with output close to the scale of Yellowstone National Park.
Of course, if accurate, this theory would help rebut the notion that man-made climate change is in part responsible for the melting ice, Russia Today reports.
A geothermal heat source called a mantle plume, a hot stream of subterranean molten rock that rises through the Earth’s crust, may explain the breathing effect visible on Antarctica’s Marie Byrd Land and elsewhere along the massive ice sheet.
While the mantle plume is not a new discovery, the recent research indicates it may explain why the ice sheet collapsed in a previous era of rapid climate change 11,000 years ago, and why the sheet is breaking up so quickly now.
“I thought it was crazy. I didn’t see how we could have that amount of heat and still have ice on top of it,” said Hélène Seroussi of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Seroussi and Erik Ivins of JPL used the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM), a mathematical depiction of the physics of ice sheets developed by scientists at JPL and the University of California, Irvine. Seroussi then tweaked the ISSM to hunt for natural heat sources as well as meltwater deposits.
MASS ANIMAL DEATH LIST
416 Known MASS Death Events in 77 Countries (or Territory)
5th November 2017 – Massive die off of fish washes ashore in Ensenada, Mexico. Link
2nd November 2017 – 400 dead turtles found floating off the coast of Usulutan, ‘reason unknown’ in El Salvador. Link
2nd November 2017 – Thousands of fish have died in Dubasipalya Lake, Bengaluru, India. Link
31st October 2017 – 132 dead seals wash up on the shores of Lake Baikal in Russia. Link
31st October 2017 – 70,000 fish have died in a lake, ‘due to pollution’ in Telangana, India. Link
30th October 2017 – Large die off of fish in Athalassa Lake, Cyprus. Link
30th October 2017 – 48,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Moca, Dominican Republic. Link
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife isn’t dedicating any funding toward determining the cause, says resources are needed elsewhere
H/t reader kevin a.
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Researchers from several European institutions found that northern high-latitude cooling played a role in triggering the rapid termination of the African Humid Period 5500 years ago.
It is one of the driest regions of the Earth, yet, in a cave in the Egyptian Sahara, paintings have been found depicting people swimming. This stone-age art is thought to be up to ten thousand years old and falls into the so-called African Humid Period between 11 500 and 5 500 years before now. Climate scientists still puzzle about the rapidity of aridification and the climate processes that led to this. Now, a group of researchers from several European institutions found that northern high-latitude cooling played a role in triggering the rapid termination of the African Humid Period.
According to the study, appearing in Nature Communications, the temperature drop in the Arctic and in the mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere weakened strong winds at high altitudes over Africa, the so-called Tropical Easterly Jet.
Monsanto thought they had developed an amazing scheme to corner the Midwest farming market when they developed new genetically engineered seeds that were resistant to their new herbicide called dicamba. The resistance of Monsanto’s new magical seed crops to dicamba meant that the herbicide could be sprayed liberally by farmers to eradicate weeds and boost yields.
Alas, as we pointed out last week (see: Meet Monsanto’s Other Herbicide Problem…), a small problem emerged when spray drifts from those liberal herbicide applications began to wipe out the crops of neighboring farmers who didn’t plant Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant seeds.
Now, as the Wall Street Journal points out today, after allegedly wiping out millions of acres of farm ground across the Midwest, Monsanto once again finds itself in a familiar spot: the courtroom.
UPDATE: The two videos at the end have several folks twisting their heads around like corkscrews even though the object of interest and the sun remain in a fixed relationship. What is changing are clouds and the tree line change as Amber rotates her smartphone. Also, the camera is occasionally zooming in and out. Ergo, the object of interest appears to be in different places relative to the clouds and tree line which is visually confusing because this object is behind the sun. Not in front of it, nor is it in our atmosphere. I’ve posted an analysis composite image to illustrate the point.
Over the course of three consecutive days, the 8th, 9th, and 10th of September 2017, Amber Williamson of Clarksburg, West Virginia videographed Nibiru at the sun’s 11 o’clock position relative to the horizon.
Dozens of dead Baikal earless seals have been found on the shores of the world’s deepest lake in the last six days. While an epidemic has been ruled out, lab samples haven’t shown conclusively what led to the mysterious mass deaths.
The government of the Siberian region of Irkutsk said that starting October29, the bodies of 141 dead Baikal earless seals had been recovered and a special commission to look into the causes of death had been launched. All the bodies belonged to adult animals, with 80 percent of them being pregnant females, the statement added. Initially, the Russian Environmental Ministry excluded the human factor, saying natural causes were to blame.
Lab research did not reveal any abnormality, infectious diseases or parasites in the 31 collected samples. To see whether toxins triggered the deaths, researchers will need to carry out a molecular probe.
Large quantities of cereals have not been harvested in the northern parts of the country due to persistent rainfall.
Now much of the grain has been destroyed since the snow has come, according to the National Federation of Farmers (LRF), reports Sweden’s Radio Ekot. It’s too late to drive the combine harvester.
– The jump was the last one who abandoned one, but when it came snow and the grain was depressed. Then there’s no save anymore, “said Leif Lindgren, a farmer outside Vännäs in Västerbotten, to SR.
In Västerbotten, the grain is worth several million crowns that have been destroyed, according to Lotta Falkesson at LRF.
“The crop harvest is catastrophic. You can hardly talk about any harvest at all. Some have been able to reap but it’s an incredibly tough place, she says to Ekot.
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Monsanto’s promises of a safe, “drift-free” dicamba have failed to materialize, as complaints have flooded into state agricultural departments across the country. So far this year, regulators have received nearly four years’ worth of complaints regarding dicamba-related crop damage.
So far, this year has not been very kind to Monsanto. First, collusion between Monsanto and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was revealed, whereby the company worked in tandem with the federal agency to discredit independent research conducted by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The IARC, in 2015, found that glyphosate – the key ingredient in Monsanto’s best-known product, Roundup — most likely causes cancer, a reality that Monsanto had secretly known for decades. Furthermore, Monsanto’s own head toxicologist, Donna Farmer, admitted that she “cannot say that Roundup does not cause cancer” as “we [Monsanto] have not done the carcinogenicity studies with Roundup.”
Madagascar isn’t getting this epidemic of the pneumonic plague under control as everyone had hoped. In fact, the opposite seems to be true.
When I wrote about the plague less than two weeks ago, I cited a source that said there were 200 infections and 33 deaths. As of today, those numbers have increased dramatically to more than 1300 infections and 124 deaths.
According to many infectious disease experts, the outbreak has not yet reached its peak. It’s urgent that we stay up-to-date on this epidemic so that we can be prepared if it goes worldwide. (Sign up here to receive a daily update on the topics important to preppers and follow me here for all the most important news links..)
This article was originally published in March 2014
Scientists have recently reported that mass extinctions of marine animals may soon be occurring at alarmingly rapid rates than previously projected due to pollution, rising water temperatures and loss of habitat. Many land species also face a similar fate for the same reasons. But perhaps the biggest foreboding danger of all facing humans is the loss of the global honeybee population. The consequence of a dying bee population impacts man at the highest levels on our food chain, posing an enormously grave threat to human survival. Since no other single animal species plays a more significant role in producing the fruits and vegetables that we humans commonly take for granted yet require near daily to stay alive, the greatest modern scientist Albert Einstein once prophetically remarked, “Mankind will not survive the honeybees’ disappearance for more than five years.”
Since 2006 beekeepers have been noticing their honeybee populations have been dying off at increasingly rapid rates. Subsequently researchers have been scrambling to come up with an accurate explanation and an effective strategy to save the bees and in turn save us homo sapiens from extinction. Recent harsh winters that stay freezing cold well into spring have been instrumental in decimating the honeybee population in Iowa by up to 70% as well as the other historically high yielding honey states – the Dakotas, Montana, Minnesota. The northern Plains and Midwestern states that have regionally always produced the nation’s most honey have been severely hurt by the long harsh winters in the last couple years. Florida as the third largest honey producer and especially California always among the top producers have been hit especially hard by decreasing bee colony populations. In 2006 when the problem of bee loss first was noticed, California was right up at the top with North Dakota producing nearly twice as much honey as the next state South Dakota but its bee numbers have incurred such heavy losses that in 2011, though still second, California’s honey production fell by nearly half in just six years. The recent severe drought in California has become an additional factor driving both its honey yield and bee numbers down as less rain means less flowers available to pollinate.