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Mass die-offs from human impact and planetary response to the assault could occur by early 2016

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Critical Overload Threatens Planet

Posted by feww on July 4, 2014

Collapse of Planetary Life Support Systems Accelerates

HIoN skyrockets to yet another new high

The FIRE-EARTH/CASF Index of Human Impact on Nature (HIoN), an index for calculating the human impact on the planetary life support systems, climbed to a critically high level of 382 this month. In other words, the anthropogenic impact on the living environment exceeded 3.82 times the planet’s diminishing carrying capacity.

  • The index is rising exponentially.
  • HIoN reached 323  in July 2013 .
  • HIoN has risen 97 points, or more than 34 percent, since July 2012 when it reached 285.
  • The index was less than 80 in 1960, and rose to about 100 in 1980.

“According to HIoN projections, our cities and population centers could become almost entirely unsustainable by as early as 2015.”

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Diagram shows the exponential growth of Human Impact on Nature (HION) between 1960  and July 2013. Source: FIRE-EARTH Real-Time Earth Models. Copyright: FIRE-EARTH Blog Authors.

RAPID CHANGE IN PROGRESS!

Tidal Surge of Global Change 28 Times Faster in 21st Century: FIRE-EARTH

FIRE-EARTH Models show the rate of global change has intensified by a factor of at least 28 in the last decade compared with the 1960s.

FIRE-EARTH defines ‘global change’ as the deterioration in the planet’s life-support capacity, caused by large-scale anthropogenic impact, which is leading to a total collapse.

HIoN since End June 2012

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July 4, 2014 – SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN –

614 Days Left

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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To All of You We Didn’t Meet…

Posted by feww on April 9, 2014

COLLAPSE LOOMS
700 DAYS LEFT
MASS DIEOFFS BEGIN
GOOD-BYE & GOOD RIDDANCE

We’re always here, waiting for you to show up!

It’s now a near certainty that homo sapiens sapiens [homo ignarus vulgus exitiabilis] won’t get their act together in 700 days!

SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 700 Days Left

FIRE-EARTH Climate Models show climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto “primordial tracks.”

FIRE-EARTH Population Models show mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could begin as early as 2016.

Who’s killing life on Earth?

The psychopathic Homo Ignarus Vulgus Exitiabilis (HIVE). You are! Most of the humanoids are. The HIVE genus (the ignorant, destructive mobs comprising mainly of psychopathic men and women who, like Freud, “attack against nature and subjecting her to human will”) are killing life on Earth in a desperate attempt to protect their intravenous connections to the destructive energy-intensive system they feed on.

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

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“Spooky” Disease Turning Starfish to “Slime”

Posted by feww on November 5, 2013

“Star wasting disease” hits dozens of coastal sites from southeast Alaska to Orange County, California

The spooky disease is causing record numbers of the marine animals to lose their limbs and turn to slime in a matter of days along the U.S. West Coast, said a report.

“It’s pretty spooky because we don’t have any obvious culprit for the root cause even though we know it’s likely caused by a pathogen,” said Pete Raimondi, chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz’s Long Marine Lab.

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Star wasting disease. Image credit: Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring program at the University of California at Santa Cruz. More images …

Sea star wasting disease is a general description of a set of symptoms that are found in sea stars.  Typically, lesions appear in the ectoderm followed by decay of tissue surrounding the lesions, which leads to eventual fragmentation of the body and death.  A deflated appearance can precede other morphological signs of the disease.  All of these symptoms are also associated with ordinary attributes of unhealthy stars and can arise when an individual is stranded too high in the intertidal zone (for example) and simply desiccates,”  according to a report by the Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

“True” wasting disease will be present in individuals that are found in suitable habitat, often in the midst of other individuals that might also be affected.  The progression of wasting disease can be rapid, leading to death within a few days, and its effects can be devastating on seastar populations. The proximal cause of the disease, when pathological studies have been done, is typically a bacterium (vibrio), although a recent wasting event on the east coast of the United States has been attributed to a virus.  The ultimate cause is not clear although such events are often associated with warmer than typical water temperatures as was the case for the major die off in southern California in 1983-1984 and again (on a lesser scale) in 1997-98. Following the 1983-1984 event, the ochre star, Pisaster ochraceus, was virtually absent along southern California shorelines for years.

Wasting in Pisaster ochraceus from Alaska through California

As of Summer, 2013, there is evidence that we are at the onset of another Wasting event and one that is particularly troubling because of its spatial extent. MARINe monitoring groups have documented Wasting in Pisaster ochraceus from Alaska through California (see interactive map for specific locations).  Two common attributes for many of the sites are: (1) the period prior to Wasting was characterized by warm water temperatures, and (2) the effects are dramatic.

The current outbreak killed up to 95 percent of hundreds of starfish in a tide pool in Santa Cruz, the report quoted Raimondi as saying.

At least 10 species of sea stars have shown signs of the disease since June, this year, said Raimondi, adding that he was unable to estimate how many millions of starfish on the West Coast might be affected.

“We’re way at the onset now, so we just don’t know how bad it’s going to get,” he said.

Pisaster ochraceus feed on mussels thus managing the growth of the species in the ocean, which would otherwise multiply out of control and disrupt biodiversity.

Recent Links to Marine Die-offs

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900 DAYS LEFT

Posted by feww on September 24, 2013

Chances are homo sapiens sapiens won’t get their act together in 900 days!!

Unlike lemmings, which seemingly have a self-implemented population-density management plan, the “mass suicide” of homo ignarus, stemming from their pathological death wish and guaranteed by their unsustainable life styles, was in the making for quite some time…

SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 900 Days Left

FIRE-EARTH Climate Models show climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto “primordial tracks.”

FIRE-EARTH Population Models show mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur as early as 2016.

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

The Chances Are

…  the homo ignarus attempted to silence everyone through fear-mongering, mass spying and blanket censorship… and might well have succeeded… had they not ran out of time…

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The Chances Are…

Posted by feww on September 13, 2013

If Homo sapiens sapiens couldn’t get their act together in 200,000 years…

SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 911 Days Left

FIRE-EARTH Climate Models show climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto “primordial tracks.”

FIRE-EARTH Population Models show mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

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The Megascolecidae and AMHS

Posted by feww on August 20, 2013

Anatomically modern Homo sapiens (AMHS) 150 million times MORE harmful than earthworms

From a planetary point of view, and on a one-on-one basis, the average human ecological footprint is about 150,000,000 times bigger than that of the earthworm.

SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 934 Days Left

FIRE-EARTH Climate Models show climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto “primordial tracks.”

FIRE-EARTH Population Model shows mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

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Disaster Calendar: August 6, 2013

Posted by feww on August 6, 2013

WARNING! Thou shalt NOT steal, or plagiarize!

Anyone caught stealing, plagiarizing, or otherwise abusing content posted on this blog will have their ‘observer’ status revoked and may be consigned to an ‘observee’ position.

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Do NOT make any false promises to your kids, spouse, family, friends, community, town, or nation! Read this blog first!

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Climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto primordial tracks: FIRE-EARTH Models

FIRE-EARTH Climate Models show climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto “primordial tracks.”

FIRE-EARTH Population Model shows mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 949 Days Left

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

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WLPClock: Day 28 – 00:00

Posted by feww on July 25, 2013

It’s Day 28 @ 00:00 on the Water-Lily Pond Clock[1]

The Old Riddle

This is how the famous French riddle for children describes the collapse.[2]

We have a pond on which water lilies grow doubling in number every day. It takes 30 days for the lilies to cover the pond completely and suffocate the fish and other life forms in the water.

On what day do we forfeit our last chance to react?

Exponential systems do not allow much reaction time. The problem may not seem strikingly obvious for a long time. As late as the 24th day, the lilies cover only 1/64th of the pond and next day, the 25th, just 1/32nd, a seemingly insignificant portion of the pond. Even on the 29th day one-half of the pond remains deceptively safe.

Ultimately, none of the above will have mattered to the HIVE genus. [3]

Notes:
1. Each three minutes on the WLPClock represents one calendar day (see Symbolic Countdown below).
2. The lily pond riddle is also quoted by Donella Meadows in Beyond the Limits.
3. HIVE: The Homo Ignarus Vulgus Exitiabilis. The HIVE genus are the ignorant, destructive mobs comprising mainly of psychopathic men and women. See http://msrb.wordpress.com/stop-burning-earth/

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 SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN –  July 25, 2013  – 961 Days Left

FIRE-EARTH Climate Models show climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto “primordial tracks.”

FIRE-EARTH Population Model shows mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

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The Funny Thing Is …

Posted by feww on June 29, 2013

Extreme heat wave in western U.S. severely affects journalistic integrity globally !

We’ve been advised yet another one of FIRE-EARTH forecasts, World Record High Temperature Could Be Broken This Year, posted on June 5, 2013 has become the “property” of Cabal News Network and a dozen other news/weather websites in the U.S., U.K. and even Australia as of Friday June 28, 2013.

The forecast followed an earlier one titled U-S Drought 2013: Fueled by Heat from Hell? posted on January 31, 2013.

The FIRE-EARTH weather/climate forecasts, which have been readily adopted and plagiarized by others since 2007,  form parts of the big picture that the same models have helped project the Disaster Calendar:

DISASTER CALENDARJune 29, 2013 SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:

987 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human History

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

[NOTE: For the record, there are NO models, systems or means of forecast currently available on this planet, other than the FIRE-EARTH Models, that could predict weather/ climatic events so far in advance.]

Sun Tzu
Never has a proverb been so literally true as the following attributed to Sun Tzu [Sun Wu] ~ “If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.”

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Only 1,000 Days Left

Posted by feww on June 16, 2013

Homo sapiens had 12,000 years to get their act together!

The dippy primates have failed; they couldn’t get even remotely close to the vehicles that lead to the next phase. . . their idiotic road map led to absolutely nowhere!

Their abject failure occurred despite the breadth of knowledge that is being streamed. . .  and the tremendous volume of information in the form of clues and observation laid down for the less anointed ones. . .

An abyss of ignorance, however, prevented the humanoids from learning how to tune in. . . or interpreting the roadsigns. . .

DISASTER CALENDARJune 16, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:

1,000 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,000 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Global Disasters Uprooted Tens of Millions in 2012

Posted by feww on May 14, 2013

Floods, storms and earthquakes forced 32.4 million people to flee their homes

At least 32.4 million people were forced to flee their homes in 2012 by floods, storms and earthquakes,  according to a new report released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC).

8 Mega Disasters, events causing more than one million
people to lose their homes, accounted for 68% of all global
displacement in 2012. —IDMC

  • Asia and west and central Africa were the worst affected regions, however, at least 1.3 million were displaced in rich countries, with the USA particularly affected, said the report.
  • “98% of all displacement in 2012 was related to climate- and weather-related events, with flood disasters in India and Nigeria accounting for 41% of global displacement in 2012. In India, monsoon floods displaced 6.9 million, and in Nigeria 6.1 million people were newly displaced. While over the past five years 81% of global displacement has occurred in Asia, in 2012 Africa had a record high for the region of 8.2 million people newly displaced, over four times more than in any of the previous four years.”

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Top ten countries with most displacement in 2012. Source: Global estimates 2012| People displaced by disasters

  • United States was among the top ten countries with the highest levels of new displacement, with nearly one million people being forced to abandon their homes in 2012.
  • Displacement in poorer countries accounted for 98% of the global five year total, the report said.

In 2012, an estimated 32.4 million people in 82 countries
were newly displaced by disasters; 144 million over five years

top 20 by displacement - IDMC IDP report

Top 20 countries with the most displacement over 2008-2012. Source: Global estimates 2012| People displaced by disasters – IDMC

  • “In countries already facing the effects of conflict and food insecurity such as in Nigeria, Pakistan, and South Sudan, we observe a common theme” says Clare Spurrell, Chief Spokesperson for IDMC. “Here, vulnerability to disaster triggered by floods is frequently further compounded by hunger, poverty and violence; resulting in a ‘perfect storm’ of risk factors that lead to displacement.″

IDMC IDP report
A villager sits in front of his destroyed house after floodwaters receded on July 22, 2012 in Beijing, China. Photo: ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFoto-Press via Getty Images/IDMC report.

The vast majority of this displacement (98 per cent in 2012;
83 per cent over five years) was triggered by climate- and
 weather-related hazards such as floods, storms and wildfires.
2012 had the lowest level of dis-placement due to geophysical 
disasters for five years; around 680,000 people were displaced
by earthquake and volcanic eruption disasters.

DISASTER CALENDARMay 14, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,033 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,033 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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‘Catastrophic Losses’ of Animals Feared due to UK Spring Snow

Posted by feww on March 26, 2013

Many animals dead or dying in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales: NFU

The late snow has hit the UK during lambing season, making it impossible for hundreds of farmers to get to their animals.

Many animals are already dead or dying, said a NI farmer. “There are hundreds of farmers who have sheep buried.”

“Road conditions are just incredibly bad. There’s places where the snow at the side of the road is higher than the vehicles. It’s coming late in a very, very tough winter – it’s just putting the tin hat on it for many of us,” said another farmer.

There are fears of “catastrophic losses,” with thousands of animals buried on the Isle of Man, where the recent snowfall was reportedly the heaviest recorded in 50 years.

Southern Scotland has been the worst affected region, with many animals trapped, and no way of getting food to them, said Carolyn Lamb from NFU Scotland.

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DISASTER CALENDARMarch 26, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,082 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,082 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Drought Devastates NE Brazil

Posted by feww on January 6, 2013

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,161 Days Left 

[January 6, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,161 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Worst drought in half a century destroying dozens of communities in NE Brazil

Nearly two years of drought has caused unprecedented die-offs of herds running out of food.

“We are experiencing the worst drought in 50 years, with consequences that could be compared to a violent earthquake,” said the agriculture secretary in the northeastern state of Bahia.

drought has hurt corn and cotton crops, left herds of cattle and other farm animals to starve to death in dry pastures and wiped about 30 percent off regional sugar cane production, or 10 percent of Brazil’s cane output, said a report.

Drought is affecting tens of millions of people living in the semi-arid tropical region which includes all or parts of half of Brazil’s 26 states.

brazil drought 2012-13

“Locals have even started to fight over water supplies, igniting conflicts referred to as ‘water wars.’ An average of one person per day has been killed in these conflicts across the region.”

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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SANDY: Fisheries Disaster Declared for NY, NJ

Posted by feww on November 17, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,211 Days Left 

[November 17, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,211 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Dept of Commerce declares fisheries disaster for N.Y. and N.J. in the aftermath of SANDY

“We are taking action because of the storm’s devastating impact on the people who live and work in coastal communities that were hit hard by Sandy.” Acting Secretary of Commerce said in a statement.

  • In 2010 alone, New Jersey and New York commercial fisheries landed almost 190 million pounds of fish, valued at more than $210 million dollars.
  • In the same year, New Jersey and New York recreational fishermen took more than 10 million trips and caught a total of nearly five million fish.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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NE Storm Forecast to Hit NY-NJ Region

Posted by feww on November 6, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,222 Days Left 

[November 6, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,222 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

New storm projected to pass near NJ disaster coastline Wednesday

Mandatory evacuation order has been issued for low lying areas in Brick Township, N.J.

A nor’easter is expected to bring winds of 60-70 mph, several  inches of rain, which would trigger flooding along the coast line, and 4-6 inches of snow to Pennsylvania and New York, forecasters said.


U.S. Weather Hazards Map (Nov. 6, 2012)

“Prepare for more outages!” NWS has warned residents in the region. “Stay indoors. Stock up again.”

  • SANDY  claimed more than 100 lives in 10 states.
  • About 1.5 million customers in New York state and NJ are still without power, a week after the storm.
  • More than 34,000 of the residents displaced by SANDY are currently housed in hotels and motels in the two states.

NSW, Australia

  • Three local government areas in NWS, Australia have been declared natural disaster zones following a massive fire that has been raging in northern NSW for two weeks, reports said.
    • The 51,000-hectare blaze has consumed large swaths of national parks, state forests and private land across Armidale Dumaresq, Walcha and Kempsey, said a report.

Rhode Island, USA.

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Rhode Island in the area affected by Hurricane Sandy during the period of October 26-31, 2012

Utah, USA

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Utah in the area affected by a severe storm and flooding on September 11, 2012.

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Superstorm, Sandstorm and People Without Homes

Posted by feww on November 3, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,225 Days Left 

[November 3, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,225 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Superstorm SANDY


Superstorm SANDY as it plowed into the U.S. Atlantic Coast. The superstorm caused much destruction across 15 states and cut power to at least 8.5 million customers affecting an estimated 65 million people.

“Where are you going today?”


Original Caption: Citizens walk in sandstorm in Hami, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Nov. 2, 2012. Parts of Xinjiang were hit by a sandstorm on Friday. (Xinhua/Polat) 

Cyclone NILAM

  • INDIA: Cyclone NILAM  brought heavy rain and a storm surge to southern India, destroying thousands of homes displacing 150,000 people.
  • Sri Lanka. Flooding in Sri Lanka caused by the cyclone displaced about 70,000 others.
    • The storm left at least a dozen people dead and many injured in the region.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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United States: The First Phase of Collapse Has Begun

Posted by feww on October 31, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,228 Days Left 

[October 31, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,228 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Superstorm SANDY dumps enough snow to keep your heads buried

The progress of collapse would be swift, cruel and unceremonious [“abrupt, brutal and grisly.”]

Superstorm SANDY

  • Hurricane-force winds of up to 145 km/h (90MPH) were recorded as SANDY slammed into NJ shore.
  • “The devastation is unthinkable,” New Jersey Governor said after viewing photos of the New Jersey coast. “The idea … that you see homes [ripped from their foundation and tossed] in the middle of Route 35 southbound and northbound is just unfathomable,” he told reporters.
  • SANDY knocked out electricity to more 8 million homes and businesses [figure released by the U.S. Department of Energy,] affecting an estimated 65 million people across 17 states.
  • “New Jersey, New York in particular have been pounded by this storm. Connecticut has taken a big hit,” said the Disaster President. “This storm is not yet over.”
  • The White House has declared the States of New Jersey and New York as major disaster areas, having issued states of emergency declaration for  New Hampshire, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, District of Colombia, New York, Massachusetts and Maryland.
  • Thousands of homes and businesses have been inundated, many destroyed by flooding, high winds aor other storm related disasters.
  • A large fire, possibly caused by downed powerlines, destroyed 80 – 100 homes in Breezy Point, on the Rockaway barrier island, in NYC’s borough of Queens, reports said.
  • Garrett County in Maryland has reported  20 inches of icy snow.
  • The storm reached as far inland as the state of Ohio.
  • The massive storm has forced cancellation of at least 16,000 flights to and from the affected region thus far.
  • “To describe it as looking like pictures we’ve seen of the end of World War Two is not overstating it. The area was completely leveled. Chimneys and foundations were all that was left of many of these homes,” New York Mayor  said.
  • Blizzard warnings were issued by NWS for West Virginia, western Maryland, eastern Tennessee, eastern Kentucky and western North Carolina after  Sandy converged with a cold weather system.
  • Storm surge buried about three-quarters of Hoboken [pop: ~50,000], NJ under several feet of water.
  • Atlantic City remained in an official state of emergency, as of posting, with a 6 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew in effect.
  • Death toll from SANDY has reached about 120, including 70 in the Caribbean and 20 in NYC [Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York state, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Toronto have reported up to 30 deaths due to the storm.]
  • Pelting the region with hail, snow, and rain, SANDY “continued to whip southern Ontario with winds,” where a warning for gusts of up to 100 km/h remained in place, said a report.
  • Meanwhile, the “Antichrist” and “Mammon” put campaigning on hold for a second day.

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Global Disasters Continue Intensifying

Posted by feww on October 30, 2012

FIRE-EARTH forecasts proving deadly accurate!

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,229 Days Left 

[October 30, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,229 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Storm surges inundate many towns as Superstorm SANDY slams into East Coast

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GLOBAL WARNING

PSR Map will be available soon!

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Hard Freeze Hits the U.S.

Posted by feww on October 5, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,258 Days Left

[October 5, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,258 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

“Early season” snowstorm surges south and east across the U.S.

A powerful early season snow storm is forecast to bring light to heavy snow, freezing temperatures and strong winds to the north-central Plains today. Snow will expand to the central Plains and the northern Rockies on Friday and Saturday, NOAA forecasters said.

  • Forecasters in several locations are calling for overnight low temperatures in the 20s that will bring an end to the growing season. A hard freeze with temperatures in the 20s is expected through 9 a.m. Friday in western South Dakota and northeast Wyoming. Freezing overnight temperatures are also expected in parts of Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.
  • The cold front is expected to move into much of the Eastern United States and the Deep South.
  • Hard Freeze WarningsFreeze Warnings, Hazardous Weather Outlook,  and various winter-weather watches and advisories are in effect across much of the country.

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China. Landslide death toll in Yiliang County, located in SW China’s Yunnan province,  has climbed to at least 19, including 18 primary school children.

  • Eight-hundred residents were relocated after the landslide.
  • Yiliang was struck by a cluster of earthquakes on September 7, which left 81 people dead and 800 others injured, said a report.


Rescuers search at the landslide site in the village of Zhenhe, located in Yiliang County, Zhaotong City, 
Yunnan Province, southwest China, October 4, 2012. Nineteen people, including 18 primary school students, who were buried in the landslide on Thursday are now confirmed dead. (Xinhua/Long Jiao).  More photos…

South Africa.  Anglo American Platinum, world’s largest platinum producer, has fired 12,000 striking South African miners after a protracted strike over wages, reports said.

  • Clashes between striking miners and police left one worker dead.
  • Some 34 miners were shot dead by the “post-apartheid” police in August.

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Extreme Monsoon Rain Affects Millions in Pakistan

Posted by feww on September 30, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,263 Days Left

[September 30, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,263 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Thousands killed or injured, five million affected in Pakistan’s extreme monsoon flooding

Extreme monsoon flooding in Pakistan has left about 500 dead, thousands injured, hundrdes of thousands displaced and 5 million others affected.

  • Floodwaters have submerged vast areas in Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces since August, killing about 250 people in Sindh province alone, reports said.
  • The victims affected by the mega flooding include 1.4 million children who are “experiencing devastating flooding for the second or third time over the past three years, and these new floods have disrupted their recovery,” said UNICEF.

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Flooding Displaces Thousands, Kills Scores of Nigerians

Posted by feww on September 28, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,265 Days Left

[September 28, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,265 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Central Nigeria’s worst ever flooding affects tens of thousands of people, displacing at least 10,000, killing many

At least 140 people have been killed and tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes due to severe flooding in Central Nigeria since July, reports said.

Other Disasters/ Significant Events

  • United States. At least 30 U.S. states expect water shortages by 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) has revealed.
  • Washington. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington following a severe storm, straight-line winds, and flooding on July 20, 2012.

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U.S. Drought Intensifies

Posted by feww on September 27, 2012

Severe to Exceptional drought levels increase by more than 1 percent

Moderate to Exceptional drought levels (D1 to D4 on U.S. Drought Monitor scale) increased to 65.45 percent, up from 64.82 percent a week ago, while Severe to Exceptional drought levels (D2 to D4) covered 42.12 percent of Contiguous U.S., an increase of more than 1 percent.


U.S. Drought Map, September 25, 2012. Source: US Drought Monitor

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Drought Disaster Declared in 46 Counties

Posted by feww on September 27, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,266 Days Left

[September 27, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,266 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Drought disaster plagues additional counties in the Dakotas, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Forty-six additional counties across the Dakotas, Hawaii, Minnesota and Wisconsin have been declared agricultural disaster areas (includes both primary and contiguous designations) due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported.


U.S. Drought Disaster Map, September 26, 2012. Source: USDA. Edited for brevity by FIRE-EARTH

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Millions Affected by Severe Flooding in India, Pakistan, Cambodia

Posted by feww on September 26, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,267 Days Left

[September 26, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,267 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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  • Assam, India. Third wave of flooding so far this year has left more than 1.8 million people marooned in India’s northeastern state of Assam.
    • Thousands of villages in 18 of the state’s 27 districts have been submerged under floodwater.
    • Flooding has destroyed tens of thousands of homes, and left about ¼ of million people displaced, scores of others dead, injured or missing.
    • Health authorities have issued a state-wide alert due to sewage-contaminated water.
    • Hundreds of thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed.
    • “Nearly 130 people were killed and six million displaced by the floodwaters in Assam two months ago, which came during India’s June-September monsoon,” said a report.
  • PakistanFlooding in northwestern, southwestern, central, and southern parts of Pakistan has affected about 4.5 million people so far this year, officials said.
    • The deluge has killed at least 370 people, and left about 1,200 others injured.
    • Floods have destroyed more than 120,000 homes, and seriously damaged about 155,000 others.
    • Up to a million acres of crops have been destroyed.
    • Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh is the worst hit region with at least 188 killed and 743 injured due to the flooding, followed by Punjab with 60 dead, said a report.
    • Only about 5 percent of the 4,472,351 people affected were moved to relief camps while 4,189,825 are living in the open, without shelter or basic amenities, the report quoted Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) as saying.

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Super Typhoon Headed Towards Taiwan, Okinawa

Posted by feww on September 25, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,268 Days Left

[September 25, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,268 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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JELAWAT Intensifies to a Super Typhoon with 265kph Winds

Super Typhoon JELAWAT, described as “violent,” is currently packing maximum sustained winds of about 265 kilometer  per hour (kph), with wind gusts exceeding 325 kph, moving NNW in the Philippines Sea at forward speeds of about 12kph.

  • The Super Storm could top maximum sustained winds of 280kph in the next 12 hours, according to models.


SUPER TYPHOON JELAWAT  – Vis/IR Sat Image.  Source: CIMSS

Other Disasters, Significant Events

  • California, USA. A wildfire 50 miles east of San Diego has destroyed at least 3 dozen buildings including 20 houses, threatening more homes and forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate.
    • At least a dozen other homes have reportedly been damaged by the fire.
    • The 3,000-acre blaze may have started in Mexico, officials said.
  • Philippines Sea. Typhoon EWINIAR (TY 19W), currently positioned NNW of Mariana Islands, is heading north towards Tokyo, Japan with sustained winds of about 75kph.

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