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Is it just me or dose it seem like the world has started to die?

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posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 11:46 AM
Hey all it's good to be back, I just wanted to know what you guys think, it seems that we have had a lot of volcanic activity, earthquakes, land slides and other huge natural disasters of late. It just seems that the earth is fighting back or even just braking apart. Just a matter of time before something big happens, like even Yellowstone for example the ticking time bomb. Anything could happen at any time! Below are just a FEW things that have happened since January:

Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2010
DPR Korea: Floods - Aug 2010
DR Congo: Floods - Jul 2010
Peru: Cold Wave - Jul 2010
Pakistan: Floods - Jul 2010
Ecuador: Tungurahua Volcano - May 2010
Guatemala: Pacaya Volcano - May 2010
China: Earthquakes in Qinghai Province - Apr 2010
Brazil: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2010
Mexico: Earthquakes - Apr 2010
Peru: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2010
Iceland: Volcano - Apr 2010
Solomon Islands: Cyclone Ului - Mar 2010
DR Congo: Floods - Mar 2010
East Africa: Floods - Mar 2010
Fiji: Cyclone Tomas - Mar 2010
Southern Africa: Floods - Mar 2010
Haiti: Floods and Mudslides - Mar 2010
Haiti: Earthquakes - Jan 2010

That was just 65% of the list, I know this stuff happens all the time but it just seems to be getting worse and happening more of late?

So guys what do you think?

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 12:20 PM
What I feel is that we humans are killing ourselves because of our actions which altered the very balance of the planet. If you can analyze the root causes of all the ecological disasters.

Floods and cyclones- Altered weather patterns due to climate change.
Landslides- Destruction of forests on mountains by humans, which results in the soil to slip out.
Volcanic explosions- Deep mining and explosions underground at one place can result in an volcanic explosion or earthquake in another. This is because as you know, the tectonic plates are interconnected and all the energy transfers between the plates and where there are weak spots, earthquakes happen and volcano's explode.

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 12:24 PM
I myself feel like it is just mother earth cleansing herself. Perhaps it is a type of death to be reborn. Or maybe we are like fleas on her back and it is her way of scratching a bad itch.

I also think she has been doing this a long long time, we just have the tech. now to keep up with all of it at a faster pace.

That is my humble 2 cents!

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 12:29 PM
I think its part of a natural phase. Im not saying one of those tragedies could annihilate billions, tsunamis, sun bursts, super storms.. who knows if those are on the horizon. Yet we also have governments with weapons that cause earthquakes, underground nuke tests, weather if destruction comes you may not know if a human did it or if it was natural.

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 12:30 PM
Why would natural disasters equal to a dying earth?
Did natural disasters not ever occur in the past?

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 12:35 PM
Mother nature is just PMSing... Give her time, advil and lots of chocolate and she'll be fine... Hopefully.

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 12:35 PM
Thanks for your replys, I am just saying to clear things up that what if things are going to get a bit bumpy? Just seems like things are getting worse and at the rate its going just a matter of time before something really bad happens.

Thanks for reply again fellow ATS members! :-)

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 12:36 PM
You forgot to list Krakatoa, a volcano with a very 'explosive' history.

Word is that it may be waking up. Let's hope for our sakes it is not.

And here is your link. Check it out. Check out the OP's link too.

[edit on 13-8-2010 by muzzleflash]

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash

Thanks for that, very interesting will look in to this as well :-)

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 12:43 PM
reply to post by trutherman

Though it can be a part of the natural cycle of life and death. Take into consideration one fact. There needs to be a balance in nature. But, here, we are creating an ecological imbalance. This will surely mean that we must sacrfice somethings to restore the ecological balance.

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 12:53 PM
Thousands of people dying in earthquakes and floods is something big OP.

I believe you can rest easy and understand that our earth is very much alive and has been changing since it was formed.

Change is the only constant.

Yes, other big disasters will happen. My area is over 100 years past due for a devastating hurricane. Several insurance companies will not write homeowners policies in my town by the sea. Flood insurance is very expensive and is not included in home policies. It must be bought separately.

When a hurricane hits here there will be much death and destruction. The last bad one was in 1902. We've been close and had some heavy winds but not hurricane force.

Volcanoes will give birth to new islands and the earth will continue to be what it is and has been for centuries....a living planet.

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 01:03 PM
Business as usual. Get a helmet.

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 01:07 PM
reply to post by TORCHWOOD

Welcome to planet earth!

Every year on earth half a billion people are affected by floods, and we have tens of thousands of earthquakes, and so on.

[edit on 13-8-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 01:28 PM
You could possibly say it's a tune up for the Apocalypse. My explanation is this.

If the rebirth of Israel is a end time event foretold by the bible then there is a problem in Matthew 24. In the parable of the fig tree there he states that the generation will not pass until all end time events are complete. Then the question is "What is the length of time being talked about?" And that can be defined 3 ways.

First. A period of time approx. 25 to 35 years. Already passed.

Second. The average lifetimes of the people being born at the first event.

Third. The lifetime of the longest lived person born at the first event.

The problem here is that per the 2nd possibility the generation is 62 years old.
The average lifetime of a human is 70 to 80 years. At maximum there is only 18 years left before it's over. Maybe less. Worst case scenario is that the 7 year apocalypse starts in May 2011. Best case is May 2021. With the end of it all at May of 2028.

If by some chance it's the third meaning then you could possibly add 30 or 40 years to the 2nd possibility explanation.

The next ten to eleven years should be very interesting.

[edit on 13-8-2010 by ntech]

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 03:06 PM
The list of disasters that you provide OP are all horrible. There has been a lot of death, destruction, and economic damage around the planet, and each event is newsworthy and horrible at the same time.

To most people, it would indeed be logical for them to believe that this series of 'natural' disasters is building up to something, since in many ways, they seem to be causing more havoc than ever before.

Hence, we have all of the Doom and Gloomers that focus on the fact that we are seeing horrible destruction so often nowadays.

It is sensational, and it tugs at the emotions of so many people, especially in modern society, for most of us have seen all of the end-of-the-world movies from Hollywood, plus all of the Doom, Boom, and Gloom specials on the History and Discovery Channels.

HOWEVER, does anyone know what the global climate was like on December 21, 235,000 B.C.? Maybe the weather back then, makes the weather right now, seem like a beautiful day at the beach?

Is it possible that a couple of hundred thousand years ago, the planet's weather was soo bad that there were Super Hurricanes, or Continental wide forest fires? Or how do you think life was back when Yellowstone actually did erupt? Or when there were Mega Earthquakes that make the recent Indonesian earthquake look tiny?

Did the planet survive back then? Obviously, we are all here now glued to ATS to either learn, share, teach, or debate just about every possible topic in the world.

So the issue is not will the world survive!

The issue is will our society survive?

Will deathmatches on X-Box, or vacations to the Swiss Alps, be possible with all of these natural disasters that are occurring?

Does Mother Earth have a lot more in store for us in regards to hurricanes, droughts, earthquakes, and every other type of 'natural' disaster possible?

What if in 2012, or tomorrow, or in 2895, the planet really gets angry and shakes loose with a Yellowstone type mega eruption, again?

The planet will live on, but society would crumble....

And it is exactly that fear of loosing modern society that makes it seem to so many people that the world is pointing in one direction of complete destruction.

Hell..our society is what is so dang fragile! There are so many plausible doom possibilities that could knock down our society right now, right this very minute. It's scary to think about. Let's face it, the world is more polarized than ever before, with each country either loving or blindly hating every other country around them. Or destroying themselves from wthin. Global war is possible from hot spots like Iran, North Korea, and other regions.

Our economy sucks (I live in the Midwest USA, and yes I know, not all of the Midwest's economy sucks, but it does suck where I am), the global economy mostly sucks, and it seems like it is constantly poised on failure, which also sucks.

The earth is throwing more stuff at us, it seems like almost weekly.

What if a bigger volcano goes off in Iceland, or another mega thrust earthquake happens, or something along those larger destroying lines? Could the US economy handle it if the New Madrid fault line violently moved? Or another Katrina?

The level of decline for each society in the world, or for the global society as a whole, depends on the level of destruction it faces, whether it is natural, economic, or poltical. Forward progress is halted because of so many things happening at once, both natural and human-made.

If your thread said, "Is it just me, or does (not dose by the way as in the title of this thread) it seem like SOCIETY might be starting to die because of the increased amount of natural disasters facing us?" I might agree with your thread.

But no, the world is not going to die.

But society might. And that would suck, because while I do not have an X-Box myself (PS3 rules), nor have I ever been to the Swiss Alps, I do love playing laser tag with my three sons, and I don't think we would have much laser tag in a post-apocalyptic society.

Be prepared as much as possible. Know alternative routes out of your city. Know how to get water, or food, or make shelter. And probably a few hundred other little things. But learn them. But not at the exclusion of life. Learn those things as your play laser tag or X-Box, or climb the corporate ladder, or earn a degree.

And watch for things like the tension in the Middle East, or follow Earthquake's at the USGS site , or hurricanes through NOAA and obviously stay glued to ATS, but stop thinking every single thing that happens in the world is the end.

Society has risen and fallen so many times in the past, why are we so arrogant to think it will not fall now, tomorrow, or in 2012?

Be prepared, but go play some laser tag somewhere and relax.

Sorry for the long post, but thanks for the chance to vent all of this.

Deny Ignorance

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 05:20 PM
reply to post by lasertaglover

Thanks for the long reply, really interested me, I agree, it is not our world that will die it will be humanity, thanks again :-)

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 06:26 PM
reply to post by TORCHWOOD

You are very kind, thanks. Having this perspective of accepting the fact of an eventual societal collapse while at the same time denying the actual death of the planet, allows me to live a peaceful life. I love learning about everything here on ATS, especially anything related to Mother Earth.

I do worry about those that are very extreme in their views, either 'OMG, the Earth is blowing up in nine minutes cause the web bot says so people and because a single oil rig has a blow out on land people, or those on the other side that live in such a smart a$$ world of complete denial of the damage BP did cause to the environment and to their own share holders that believed in them. Those people on here that are rude to everyone that does not instantly accept their so-called take on 'reality' and that nothing will ever happen cause the earth is a big place people.

Both sides are both sad and funny at the same time.

Anyway, getting back on to the topic of your thread...With how wild this year has been so far, I do wonder what the coming winter will be like...hmm? Painfully cold? Uber snowy? Complete calm and normal? Has anyone heard of, and have sources for, Fall and Winter Forecasts, for whatever region you hail from? Normal, severe?

Just curious.

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 06:44 PM
reply to post by lasertaglover

I agree 100% I don't think that it is about the world coming to an end it is about us as humans, what it will do to us and how we will cope with it as a whole. I have not had a real look in to the forecasts. I am in the UK (London) we have been told on our new that we will be getting snow in September, which is strange for us as that's the time the heat starts to go, but we have not really had a summer, maybe a week or two of heat but that's it, and now we are told to get ready for snow. I think that the world is reacting in such away I don't think we will be able to protect ourselves. Our planet as a whole and its effects are completely out of our control. I am very fascinated with Yellowstone at the moment so if anything "big" is building up I am thinking maybe Yellowstone will be the "big" thing for us to watch out for. I only pray we are wrong.

Thanks for your contributions again :-)

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 06:56 PM
reply to post by TORCHWOOD

Snow in September for you would be really weird. We'll have to see, eh?

Yellowstone is great to learn about. You probably know about these threads if you are interested, but they are worth a re-mention:

What's going on at Yellowstone? (Warning, it's on page 624 right now, very long, but good):

Useful Quake & Volcano Links (the first page has just about every web link to anything Earth science realted, great thread):

or the link to the USGS Yellowstone graph (always a good thing when she is mostly quiet like she is now):

Like I said, be prepared...and play laser tag!

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 07:51 PM
reply to post by lasertaglover

Thanks will read them! I am ready for whatever this world has to chuck at me!

You might like this, I think this can't just effect the UK, but could be an answer

P.s Love Laser Tag!

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[edit on 13-8-2010 by TORCHWOOD]

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