This is a big one blowing up on Nov. 14, 2013 shooting an ash cloud 2-5 miles into the sky. Up to 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in North Sumatra due to the eruptions of Mount Sinabung, according to Getty Images. You are looking straight on into an expression of earth heating and atmospheric cooling.
Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, has erupted again, lighting up the sky over much of eastern Sicily and shooting up a towering column of ash. We could fill this essay with many of the volcanoes around the world, which have recently sprung into life. It is as if we suddenly are going back to the age of the dinosaurs that were swept away by an age of intense volcanic activity. Is that what is soon to become of us?
The 8-kilometre-high ash cloud from Mount Sinabung. The volcano rumbled back to life in 2010 after lying dormant for hundreds of years. Two thousand, five hundred kilometers away on Java, another Indonesian volcano also exploded into activity on Nov. 18, 2013. Mount Merapi killed hundreds of people when it last erupted in 2010.
Global economic losses caused by extreme weather events have risen to nearly $200 billion a year over the last decade and will increase further as climate change worsens, a report by the World Bank showed recently. A United Nations’ panel of scientists has warned that floods, droughts and storms are likely to become more severe over the next century as greenhouse gas emissions warm the world’s climate but they are telling only a small part of the story.
Earth is Groaning
A new island was born yesterday in the Pacific Ocean in Japan’s Izu (or Volcano) island chain. It is produced by a new submarine eruption which is currently taking place about 500 m southeast of Nishino-Shima Island.
A powerful 7.8 magnitude undersea earthquake struck in the Scotia Sea a remote region in the far south Atlantic near Antarctica on Nov. 17, 2013, US earthquake monitors reported Sunday. A strong 6.8 magnitude undersea earthquake late Friday in the Scotia Sea preceded it. A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan on Saturday. Tremors were felt from inside Tokyo skyscrapers, and the city’s high-speed train service was halted as a precaution.
Four earthquakes were recorded in only a few hours in Croatia and in neighboring Greece and Romania in the past 48 hours. An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 was recorded in Croatia at 9.58 am, the European Seismological Center announced. Another 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of eastern Indonesia on November 19.
Tornadoes did this.
About 80 reports of tornadoes had come in by late Sunday, said the National Weather Service of the rapidly moving storm hitting the Midwest of the United States on Nov. 17, 2013. Tens of thousands of residents were without power in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky, utility companies said. Parts of Wisconsin and Ohio were also hit by the storm. Being called a “war zone” November is ordinarily one of the quietest months in the tornado calendar, meaning these storms are unusually destructive for this time of year, the BBC’s Nick Bryant in New York reported.
The strongest storm in history just did this to the Philippines.
The Mediterranean island of Sardinia, prized by the jet-set for its white sand beaches and crystal-clear seas, was a flood-ravaged mud bath on Nov. 18, 2013 after a freak torrential rainstorm killed at least 17 people, downed bridges and swept away cars. The island received more than 44 centimeters (17.3 inches) of rain in 24 hours Monday — half the amount it normally receives in a year, officials said. Olbia Mayor Gianni Giovannelli said the city had been destroyed by the "apocalyptic" storm, with bridges felled and water levels reaching 3 meters (10 feet) in some places. He described the ferocity of the storm’s rains as a "water bomb."
Little Men Must Have Their Way
In this case, they did not get their way! International negotiations on how to set up new carbon markets to cut greenhouse gas levels broke down over the weekend in Warsaw, sources said, after developing nations refused to progress the issue before rich nations increase efforts to cut their own emissions.
More than 9,000 delegates from almost 200 countries gathered in the Polish capital for meetings aimed at forging by 2015 a new treaty to fight climate change, which would enter into force after 2020. Negotiators were unable to agree to proposals to develop new carbon markets and link them together through common accounting and transparency standards.
Lucky humanity! With the titanic forces, Mother Nature is unleashing on earth, it is a sick and cruel joke that Al Gore and his friends are playing on humanity. The good news for the international economy is that these 9,000 delegates were flying around the world having fun at everyone’s expense. The essay did not say, but those 9,000 probably had at least a staff of one following them around so that’s at least 18,000 people flying around the world having fun creating more global cooling because we do know that jet planes do that with the trails they leave. The phenomenon is called global dimming.
Just for fun, I included this video of Noah. It is a new film for 2014. Isn’t it interesting that Hollywood previews these trends in such a timely way? There are plenty of people out there warning us to prepare for rough times. We are already getting lessons in how fragile modern civilization is.
It is a waste of time though to fear and “fear is the mind slayer” said Robert Heinlein. It is hard to know what to say on a mental level about what to do about life decisions today but it is my belief that each person’s heart knows what to do. Love is the only rule I follow and trust so I say to everyone to take heart and to pay attention to its subtle messages.