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Portends To The Coming Apocalypse?

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posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 04:03 AM
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I don’t want to sound alarmist, but alarm bells have started to ring in vast sections of society and the scientific community. The last few years have witnessed sudden changes in world climate, melting of the ice caps, massive storms, hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes. It seems the Earth is in its final throes before the great apocalypse.

Seven months of unusual global climatic catastrophes


In line with the forecasts from experts and international agencies in the first seven months of this year the world experienced unusual climatic catastrophes including heat waves in Europe, snow falls in Africa and record floods in Asia according to the latest report from the United Nations Meteorological Organization. Besides the extreme meteorological phenomena the World Meteorological Organization underlined the high temperatures recorded.

The WMO Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) notes an increasing trend in extreme events observed during the last 50 years. IPCC further projects it to be very likely that hot extremes, heat waves and heavy precipitation events will continue to become more frequent.
www.mercopress.com...


Here’s the list of earth quakes for the last 30 days….


earthquake.usgs.gov...


neic.usgs.gov...

A Look At The Increasing Disasters In The Last 7 Months HERE

Could things get worse? Is it the beginning of the apocalypse? Keep your fingers crossed!




posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 05:00 AM
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Nothings happening that's the least bit unusual from a geological perspective - indeed, the world's pretty quiet at the moment compared with some previous periods of earth's history.

And if you think the world today is apocalyptic, just think what it was like during the last Ice Age, or during the subsequent meltdown: now that really was apocalyptic! - with massive, massive floods, volcanic eruptions, sea level rises, shifting climate zones etc .......



posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 05:18 AM
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once again:

apocalypse DOES NOT mean 'end of the world'
it means 'unveiling'

much of the ancient apocalyptic texts were focused on eschatology (end of the world scenarios) but they were called that because they were 'revealing' what would take place.

NOW

i agree with Essan; I have been CLOSELY watching various indicators such as the tectonic activity and weather changes ever since the North Pole's ice thinned to the point that the Northern Passage was actually briefly open; this was around 3 to 4 years ago and was a full year before the news starting talking about it.

the seismologic activity comes and goes in spurts and has been consistent in its fluctuations all the time I've watched it. in the other areas, things actually seem to be settling down noticeably; except there is very likely something brewing down south around the pole - specifically a volcanic eruption...but that is one area the scientists and watch-dogs have chosen to regard as insignificant.

thank goodness that it is on an uninhabited continent.



posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 08:49 AM
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sounds like the missing page from the "Day After Tomorrow" movie script.

thanks,





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sidebar:

the last post by 'queenannie38' , especially the last sentence
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thank goodness that is on an unhabited continent"

i believe your mistaken, which is pretty strange for you,
in saying that Antarctica is uninhabited,
there's many, seals & penguins that are native to the continent...

see: www.antarcticconnection.com...

Adelie, Chinstrap, Emperor, Gentoo, (native)
African, Erect-crested, Fairy, Fjoudland-crested, Humboldt, King (migratory)

seals; Crabeater, Leopard, Ross, Weddell (native)
Fur, Southern-elephant, others (migrants)

[search]='Antarctica wildlife'....for other links

thanks



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 05:51 AM
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Originally posted by mikesingh


Seven months of unusual global climatic catastrophes


In line with the forecasts from experts and international agencies in the first seven months of this year the world experienced unusual climatic catastrophes including heat waves in Europe, snow falls in Africa and record floods in Asia according to the latest report from the United Nations Meteorological Organization. Besides the extreme meteorological phenomena the World Meteorological Organization underlined the high temperatures recorded.

The WMO Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) notes an increasing trend in extreme events observed during the last 50 years. IPCC further projects it to be very likely that hot extremes, heat waves and heavy precipitation events will continue to become more frequent.
www.mercopress.com...





news.yahoo.com...


these 'Alfven Waves" might be the cause & reason for the Earth's changing climate...

in fact they may be the cause & reason for he apparent warming of all the solar systems planets


thanks



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 05:58 AM
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I dont know about this whole apocalypse thing. I work in the weather industry and it is true that temperatures are on the rise and storms are becoming more severe but less frequent but how do we know that this isnt a normal thing for the planet. Weather records here in Australia only go back one hundred odd years and its not much longer for other countries.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by St Udio
the last post by 'queenannie38' , especially the last sentence
"thank goodness that is on an uninhabited continent"

i believe your mistaken, which is pretty strange for you,
in saying that Antarctica is uninhabited,
there's many, seals & penguins that are native to the continent...


Right. Thank you! Not so much mistaken except in a very poor choice of words. My reasoning was for the sake of the fear that is humankind's mortal fear of annihilation. But yet, technically, what I said was not true literally.


The animals do not fear death - what may seem to be such is merely a natural instinct for survival. Due to our human nature of believing we are mortal, our natural extinct for survival of the species translates to mortal fear.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by OzWeatherman
I dont know about this whole apocalypse thing. I work in the weather industry and it is true that temperatures are on the rise and storms are becoming more severe but less frequent but how do we know that this isn't a normal thing for the planet.


As far as we KNOW. And really, what the bleep do we know?


And yet, I live in the high desert of New Mexico, USA and we have had less heat in the summers here for the last 2 years or so as well as more rain than usual. Overall global warming is not the fact. The fact is that the ocean convection is SHUT DOWN. And therefore the weather patterns that we expect and are used to are disrupted.

Why is the ocean's conveyor belt stopped?

Because the exchange flow of water, both hot and cold as well as the salt and fresh, has been upset by the melting ice of the Ross Ice Shelf and the sea-floor's temperature change. Basically because there is lava rising to the surface at the southern pole.

Will it remain stopped?

No. Mother Earth is completely in control of her processes and all is well. Things readjust and this is for renewal. Spring cleaning, one might say.



Weather records here in Australia only go back one hundred odd years and its not much longer for other countries.


Exactly. Yet mankind extends far back into the unknown recesses of our memories...most of our memories.

But it's time to wake up and awakening U R.


Children of the Sun begin to awake....



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 11:10 AM
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Im totally agree, im sure that everything will readjust to the norm (whatever the norm may be). You bring up a good point about the south pole. We have 3 stations down there staffed all year round so if anything is a bit strange down there i can guarantee that I will be the first to let you know



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 12:57 PM
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Thank you my dear OzMan....

but actually, it is I who am letting you know.


Don't take that as a snipe - I don't mean it any other way than just matter-of-fact!



The scientists have briefly investigated the possibility but science truly is more religious in nature than even the scientists realize.

The truth will require men to re-write ALL their books...scientists, historians, et al...

The bible, however, will stand as truth.
Outside of religion, it will be properly understood some day - unlike it is presently by most.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 01:13 PM
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It won't be the end of civilizations, but a new beginning. The is just cleansing
itself from all the pollution, and terrible things that we have done to it. Frankly,
I think it is about time for this to happen.
There are also theories that say we are moving into the 4th or 5th dimension.
Those theories are a very interesting read, you guys should give them all
a read. Whether you think it is fiction or real, it is a very good read!



posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 02:23 AM
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Originally posted by queenannie38
Why is the ocean's conveyor belt stopped?

Will it remain stopped?

No. Mother Earth is completely in control of her processes and all is well. Things readjust and this is for renewal. Spring cleaning, one might say.



Are you sure? Call me a pessimist, but that's not going to happen in the near future. May take another thousand years to restore the balance! Before that, things could get pretty nasty! A thousand years is a blink of the eye in cosmic time. And things work on the cosmic scale here.




[edit on 4-9-2007 by mikesingh]



posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 11:54 AM
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From studying ice cores, scientists so far have found the briefest period of climate change to have happened over the course of 50 years. It was called the Younger-Dryas effect.



posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 10:09 AM
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Originally posted by St Udiothese 'Alfven Waves" might be the cause & reason for the Earth's changing climate...

in fact they may be the cause & reason for he apparent warming of all the solar systems planets


Probably not. They move too fast to have a real impact. It takes quite awhile for something to affect the entire atmosphere of the Earth and its oceans.

And the solar system planets aren't warming (that was a bit of bad "leaping to conclusions from inconsistant data" on someone's part.)



posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 01:36 PM
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From NOAA:


"In each ocean basin substantial temperature changes are occurring at much deeper depths than we previously thought. This is just one more piece of the puzzle to understanding the variability of the earth's climate system," said NOAA administrator D. James Baker. "Since the 1970's, temperatures at the earth's surface have warmed, Arctic sea ice has decreased in thickness, and now we know that the average temperature of the world's oceans has increased during this same time period."


In theory, the freezing and melting points of water are the same. If you make a glass of ice water and let it sit, the longer it sits, the faster the ice cubes melt; that is, as time goes on, and more water replaces ice, the faster the ice melts. Mainly this principle can be applied to the ice in the Antarctic Ice Shelves, since a large part rest on the water and not land.

The data at NOAA is showing that the temperature rise in the oceans is not going from the surface down, but from the bottom up; before the change was noticed on the surface and the land.


"It is possible that ocean heat content may be an early indicator of the warming of surface, air and sea surface temperatures more than a decade in advance," said Levitus. "For example, we found that the increase in subsurface ocean temperatures preceded the observed warming of surface air and sea surface temperatures, which began in the 1970's."


As the oceans get warmer, the air above naturally follows suit. And water and land are darker than ice and therefore absorb heat more readily.

Also, as ice shelves shrink and break up, the inland glaciers are losing their protection from the warmer marine air over the ocean; which also causes increased glacial melting.

From NSIDC:


The rate of warming is approximately 0.5 degrees Celsius per decade, and the trend has been present since at least the late 1940s. Overall in the [Antarctic] Peninsula, extent of seven ice shelves has declined by a total of about 13,500 km2 since 1974.


Cool animation of the Larsen B breakup in 2002.

Here is a bar graph that shows the warming trend in 3 major oceans:


Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park from 1850 to 2005:


Here are 4 separate photos showing the literal retreat of the glacier (from Wiki):

1938:

1981:

1998:

2005


The readjustment of weight on tectonic plates will cause earthquakes.

From NASA (And there is an excellent photo comparison of melting at the Northern Pole, at the bottom of this page.)


Could an extra warm summer cause an earthquake in your backyard? Probably not... unless you live in Alaska. You probably know that friction in the earth's crust causes earthquakes, but did you know that a little extra sunshine might increase your chances of experiencing an earthquake if you live where glaciers are present? That's because as glaciers melt, they retreat and lighten the load on massive rocky slabs of Earth's crust called tectonic plates. This frees the plates up to move against each other and cause the friction needed to make earthquakes.


Undersea Volcano found

This article says:


Highly sensitive temperature probes moving continuously across the bottom of the volcano showed signs of geothermal heating of seawater, according to the agency.


Here is similar news from 1994! With even more significant information: there is a rift valley down at the south pole:


THE WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET SITS IN A BASIN BOUNDED BY THE TRANSANTARCTIC MOUNTAINS TO THE SOUTH AND MARIE BYRD LAND TO THE NORTH. THE BEDROCK IN THE BASIN IS BELOW SEA level, which has led researchers to worry that the ice sheet may one day collapse into the sea; if it did, the global sea level would rise about 20 feet, and coastal cities would be flooded. As it happens, the basin is also a rift valley--a place where Earth's crust is being stretched apart and hot rock from the mantle is rising to the surface. Last February a team of geophysicists announced that they had found an active volcano in the basin, under more than a mile of ice.


Now, the scientists questioned the affects on the western Antarctic ice shelves. This is what they said:


What does the presence under the ice of volcanoes--and more generally, of hot crust--say about the future of the West Antarctic ice sheet? The answer isn't as obvious as you might think. The heat won't melt the whole ice sheet; there is too much ice and not enough heat. But toward the western edge of the ice sheet, in the region of the volcano, there is enough heat to melt the base of the ice.


Well, that is EXACTLY what happened, around 8 years later! Larsen B is on the west side of Antarctica:


And even the eastern glaciers are showing undeniable evidence that they, too, are being affected:

(from The Guardian, March 2007)


Duncan Wingham at University College London and Andrew Shepherd at Edinburgh University reviewed five years of glacier observations in the Antarctic and identified the four glaciers as retreating in unison, driving the thinning of the ice sheets and representing the greatest risk to sea levels.
The Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers on the western Antarctic ice sheet, and the Totten and Cook glaciers on the eastern Antarctic ice sheet are now sliding into the water between 20% and 100% faster than in recent decades, the researchers report.


Other volcanism in Antarctica, from USGS:


Despite its size, Antarctica ranks below all other regions in number of dated eruptions, and only the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean regions have fewer historically active volcanoes. It's historical record is brief, and 75 percent of its eruptions are from this century. Precise dating of past eruptions is difficult -- much of the landscape is glacier-covered, travel is daunting, and the wood needed for radiocarbon dating does not grow in this extreme climate -- and the region has the highest proportion of volcanoes with uncertain status.




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