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Archive for May 21st, 2011

Mississippi River Flooding – Recent Images

Posted by feww on May 21, 2011

Mississippi River ‘Unsafe’ to Navigate

U.S. Coast Guard shut down a 5-mile stretch of the river (from mile marker 232 to 237) after at least five vessels got out of control with three of the barges carrying corn (and wheat) sinking and the other two, carrying sulfuric acid and other chemicals, taking on water.

Earlier in the week, the area was closed for hours after 25 barges under tow broke loose, and five hit US 190, the old Mississippi River Bridge, reports said.

Mississippi River: Current High Water Flows [May 20, 2011 @ 07:00 CDT]

Source: Army Corps of Engineers. Click image to enlarge.

Morganza Floodway Day 5 of Flow

Floodwater spread  about 20 miles (32km) across the Louisiana five days after the Army Engineers opened 17 floodgates  on Morganza Spillway. About 114,000 cubic feet per second (3,200 m³s-1) per second was flowing out of the Mississippi River through the floodway on May 18 when
ASTER on NASA’s Terra satellite took this false-color image. Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge.   Download largest  image (4 MB, JPEG) 

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The World is Still Here!

Posted by feww on May 21, 2011

It’s 00:29UTC (GMT/Zulu) on Saturday, 21 May 2011

The world is still here and FIRE-EARTH can confirm with a certainty of about 4,000,000,000 to 1 that it will still be here in 24 hours time.

[NOTE: UTC is Coordinated Universal Time, GMT is Greenwich Mean Time, Zulu is notation used by military/aviation.]

December 31, 2012


Humans continue to devour energy at a rate of more than 17.3terrawatt, when the maximum ‘safe’ limit is less than 1.9terrawatt.

“About 99.98 percent of human effort goes to debilitate the ecosystems. In other words, for every single step taken to restore the natural life support services, humans take 6,400 steps in the opposite direction, destroying the planet’s ability to maintain life.” —EDRO

However, excessive human activity has  ensured the world collapsing around us

‘The First Wave of World’s Collapsing Cities’

Our world is collapsing around us, thanks to our lifestyles. In  “The First Wave of World’s Collapsing Cities,” EDRO forecasts that by as early as 2012, the world could experience an irreversible wave of collapse caused by a number of factors including “failing ecosystems, human-enhanced environmental catastrophes; failing infrastructure; food, water and fuel shortages; infectious disease; war, civil conflict …”

EDRO says, after the first phase of collapse is triggered, “massive waves of human migration from the affected areas” moving to less affected cities “create a domino effect that causes the collapse of the remaining population centers.”

A list of about 50 or so mechanisms that comprise the “Dynamics of Collapse” is available here.

  • World’s resources are dwindling (competition for the remaining finite resources is rapidly intensifying).
  • The exponential growth economy and its two leading pathogens, overproduction and overconsumption, together with unsustainable lifestyles and unethical behavior are degrading the world’s remaining resources.
  • Climate change is affecting the availability, or access to resources.
  • Global rates of consumption of water, food and energy are exponentially increasing.
  • The consumption rate has long surpassed the sustainability rate.
  • The world topsoil is falling below the critical level at which point production declines sharply.
  • Two-thirds of ecosystems are collapsing.
  • Deteriorating local resources and food insecurity, economic uncertainty and poverty, political corruption and instability, among other mechanisms of collapse, result in the collapse of cities and population centers.
  • Cities, population centers and settlements are abandoned.
  • Large-scale migrations ensue at regional, national and international levels.
  • Large numbers of migrants put additional terminal strain on the remaining resources.
  • Nations outstrip nature’s carrying capacity.
  • Civil conflict and war will break out.

FIRE-EARTH 2011 Disaster Calendar – MAY 

  • [May 20, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from planetary response to the harm caused by humans could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,762 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • France. The ongoing drought in France [and most of Europe] has been described as “a situation of crisis” by the French environment minister, a report said.
      • France is the European Union’s top grain grower. However, more than 85 percent of its wheat crop has suffered from the drought.
      • “EU new crop wheat futures have gained 34 percent since mid-March, and 22 percent alone over the past two weeks, hitting a new contract high on Thursday. “
    • Kansas, USA. More than 50 percent of the state Kansas is stricken by severe, or exceptional levels of  drought, up by 9  percent since last week, the Drought Monitor reported.
      • “Along with the U.S., France, and China all are experiencing some pretty nasty drought that is going to have a major global impact on commodities, wheat in particular,” said Mark Svoboda, climatologist with the University of Nebraska and the National Drought Mitigation Center.
      • “A dire drought that has plagued Texas and parts of Oklahoma expanded across the key farming state of Kansas over the last week, adding to struggles of wheat farmers already dealing with weather-ravaged fields,” said a report.
    • Europe. About 20 percent of the global wheat output comes from Europe. However,  the worst drought in nearly 4 decades is threatening  the UK, France and Germany. France, the world’s second- largest wheat exporter, may produce 12 percent less this year than in 2010, said Agritel, a Paris-based farm adviser.

Our planet is fighting back to stay alive. A dead planet cannot support life.

NOTE: Blog assessments are based on dynamic model simulations analyzing the environmental impact of excessive energy consumption. Moderators reject ALL END-WORLD PROPHECIES .

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