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What is the Arctic Ice ‘Death Spiral’?

August 14, 2013 1 comment

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Sea Ice Spiral

Arctic sea ice in the summer. Creative Commons: Guido Appenzeller, 2011

“The record or near-records being reported from year to year in the Arctic are no longer anomalies or exceptions. Really they have become the rule for us, or the norm that we see in the Arctic and that we expect to see for the forseeable future” – Jackie Richter-Menge, US Army Corps of Engineers

Last week’s ‘State of the Climate’ report confirmed it: ice is melting in the Arctic at one of the fastest rates in human history. Researchers and climate scientists monitoring ice melt in the Arctic have started using the ominous term ‘death spiral’ to describe what’s happening at the top of the world. But what does it mean? And is Read more…

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Magnetic Field Going Crazy/ AGAIN!!!

August 12, 2013 1 comment


The Apparent reversal of solar wind is actually a second solar wind. This is a 2D simulation and wind that is moving away from point of view may actually show up as a reversal. The arrows on simulation indicate wind speed so reversals with long arrows could be very close to a reversal. Since solar wind cannot reverse the only conclusion one can draw is that we are seeing a second wind from a second star.

Asteroid 2013 PS13 Closest Approach Today and will Fly Between the Earth and the Moon at a Distance of 203.700 km (0,5 LD) – It was Discovered on August 7 !!!!

August 9, 2013 Comments off

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In comparison, the size of the meteorite that fell earlier this year in Russia was about 18 m as this was the 2nd undiscovered near earth asteroid this week!

As reported Astronomical Union and the University of Madrid, the newly discovered asteroid 2013 PS13 today will fly between the Earth and the Moon at a distance of 203.700 kilometers from Earth.

The Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union reported, that the newly found asteroid was discovered at August 7 by the Spanish La Sagra Observatory in the province of Granada.
 Carlos de la Fuente Marcos said, that the asteroid 2013 PS13 has a size of up to 19 meters, it will fly at a Read more…

Lost in migration: Earth’s magnetic field overdue a flip

August 9, 2013 Comments off

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LONDON – The discovery by NASA rover Curiosity of evidence that water once flowed on Mars—the most Earth-like planet in the solar system—should intensify interest in what the future could hold for mankind.

The only thing stopping Earth having a lifeless environment like Mars is the magnetic field that shields us from deadly solar radiation and helps some animals migrate, and it may be a lot more fragile and febrile than one might think.

Scientists say earth’s magnetic field is weakening and could all but disappear in as little as 500 years as a precursor to flipping upside down.

It has happened before—the geological record suggests the magnetic field has reversed every 250,000 years, meaning that, with the last event 800,000 years ago, another would seem to be overdue.

“Magnetic north has migrated more than 1,500 kilometres over the past century,” said Conall Mac Niocaill, an earth scientist at Oxford University. “In the past 150 years, the strength of Read more…

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Sun’s magnetic field flip raises EMP threat

August 8, 2013 Comments off

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WASHINGTON – The sun is about to flip its magnetic field, at the peak of its 11-year solar cycle or at the half-way point of what scientists call a solar maximum – when it is at its most violent in terms of solar flares and the Earth is most vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse.

That’s the surge of sun energy that scientists say could in an instant return the developed world to an agrarian society, essentially without any electronics, and leave millions dead.

This mid-way point is expected in about four months – a December/January time frame – putting Earth in a position of greatest vulnerability even as the solar maximum diminishes well into 2014.

Scientists for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, have said the sun will reach its most intense period this year and well into next.

Others have suggested that even until 2020 Earth still could be exposed to solar flares that if they hit Earth directly could knock out the U.S. national grid system and fry electronic components and automated control systems not only in the U.S. but in other industrialized countries.

“It looks like we’re no more than three to four months away from a complete Read more…

Gang Of Asteroids Approach Earth? Russian Meteor May Have Followers On Same Path

August 6, 2013 Comments off

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According to this video just released by Russia Today, the Russian meteor from earlier in the year has a gang of followers, possibly on the very same path, now approaching Earth. Is THIS what all the FEMA preparation is REALLY about? If RT knows this, the US government would have to know this too, no? Why haven’t they told us anything?

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Giant Blob At Earth’s Core Will Cause Most Cataclysmic Kind Of Volcanic Eruption Says Utah Seismologist

February 10, 2013 Comments off

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A University of Utah seismologist analyzed seismic waves that bombarded Earth’s core, and believes he got a look at the earliest roots of Earth’s most cataclysmic kind of volcanic eruption. But don’t worry. He says it won’t happen for perhaps 200 million years.

“What we may be detecting is the start of one of these large eruptive events that – if it ever happens – could cause very massive destruction on Earth,” says seismologist Michael Thorne, the study’s principal author and an assistant professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah.

But disaster is “not imminent,” he adds, “This is the type of mechanism that may generate massive plume eruptions, but on the timescale of 100 million to 200 million years from now. So don’t cancel your cruises.” This map shows Earth’s surface superimposed on a depiction of what a new University of Utah study indicates is happening 1,800 miles deep at the boundary between Earth’s warm, rocky mantle and its liquid outer core. Using seismic waves the probe Earth’s deep interior, seismologist Michael Thorne found evidence that two continent-sized piles of rock are colliding as they move atop the core. The merger process isn’t yet complete, so there is a depression or hole between the merging piles. But in that hole, a Florida-sized blob of partly molten rock – called a “mega ultra low velocity zone” – is forming from the collision of smaller blobs on the edges of the continent-sized piles. Thorne believe this process is the beginning stage of massive volcanic eruptions that won’t occur for another 100 million to 2100 million years.

Photo Credit: Michael S. Thorne, University of Utah

The new study, set for Read more…