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How Indus River Drowned Pakistan

Posted by feww on September 9, 2010


Indus river carves a new path in Sindh Province

Pakistan Flooding Satellite Images

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Above images, which span a 50-day period, were taken by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite on July 19, before lower Indus flooded, August 11, and September 7, when floodwater reached the Manchhar Lake.

“These images use a combination of infrared and visible light to increase the contrast between water and land. Water ranges in color from electric blue to navy. Vegetation appears bright green. Bare land ranges in color from pink-beige to brick red. Clouds appear pale blue-green.” Full caption available at Flooding in Pakistan.

Flooding has destroyed about 4 million hectares (10 million acres) of farmland in Pakistan, reports say.

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Posted by feww on August 22, 2010

2011 Disasters

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2011 Much More Disastrous

Posted by feww on September 13, 2010


Global Disasters in 2011 Could Impact 1/3 to 1/2 of the Human Population

The impact of anthropogenic and human-enhanced natural disasters on the population will be 600 percent more severe in 2011 compared with 2010: Fire-Earth Forecast

Earth is critically wounded and diseased as a result of human assault and battery.

Humans’ first wave of serious [near-fatal] assault on the planet began in the early 1980s and has since heightened in severity.

Our feverish planet‘s fight against the “human pathogens” is entering a critical phase. The earth’s defense mechanism is employing geophysical  phenomenon, as a result of which the impact of natural disasters on human population is intensifying.

In 2007 EDRO models showed that the intensity of disasters caused as a result of the human assault on the planet, and the planet’s struggle to heal herself, would lead to the first wave of collapse of the population centers globally by about 2012.

It already has!

The collapse has already started and would ultimately lead to the extinction [possibly near-extinction] of human race.

For the EDRO forecast to be true, the final years leading to the start of collapse, namely 2010, 2011 and 2012, must necessarily be progressively more disastrous.

Based on their models, Fire-Earth Moderators forecasted in December 2009 that the year 2010 would prove to be the most disastrous year on record. And with more than 100 days left to the end of this year, their forecast has already proven to be true and accurate.

What about 2011?

Fire-Earth models show that the impact of anthropogenic and human-enhanced natural disasters would be about 600 percent more severe in 2011 compared with this year.

Based on their findings, the Moderators estimate that between one-third and one-half of the world population could be affected in some way by various disasters that are forecasted to occur in 2011.

Megadisasters Loom

Posted by feww on December 11, 2010


Emerging Calamities You CAN’T Prepare for, or Insure against

Climate Change, Global Broiling, Volatility and Extremes of Weather, Mega Swings of Temperature, Megadeluges and Megadroughts, Giant Dust Storms, Megaquakes, Super Volcanic Eruptions, Extreme Wildfires, Food and Water Scarcity, Deadly Diseases, Megadeaths (Forests, Plants, Animal Species…)

Looming Megadisasters Could Impact 1/3 to 1/2 of  Human Population

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2010 Disaster Calendar

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Major Disasters Loom in N. America

Posted by feww on August 9, 2010

Major Disaster Alert!

The Next Wave of Major Disasters Could Strike N. America

Statistically, the next swarm of major disasters could strike continental North America, possibly starting in Canada, anytime.

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Collapse Headlines – 12 July 2010

Posted by feww on July 12, 2010

Rising sea forcing Panama islanders to evacuate

“Rising seas from global warming, coming after years of coral reef destruction, are forcing thousands of indigenous Panamanians to leave their ancestral homes on low-lying Caribbean islands.” —Report

Carti Sugdub an island in an archipelago off Panama’s northeastern coast, home to 32,000 semi-autonomous Kuna people, has become mostly uninhabitable as as rising sea, storms and high tides combine to submerge it in ankle-deep water for most of the year. More…

Deadly Oil Continues to Gush in the Gulf of Mexico

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Gulf Oil Disaster: Predictable and Preventable

Posted by feww on July 11, 2010

Ominous Facts About the Gulf Oil Disaster

Since 2004 the blog Moderators, their colleagues and affiliates have warned about Earth’s Terminal Energy (ETE)

Have warned:

U.S., the world, stake the future on high-energy strategies. Energy models’ simulations show all such strategies ending in collapse. EDRO

Forecast the first wave of collapse

And presaged the extinction of the Energy Dinosaurs:

Our energy models have forecast with high degree of accuracy the rate and timeline of the collapse.

Gulf Oil Disaster: Ominous Facts

  1. The Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster was Predictable and Preventable
  2. It was UNNECESSARY.
  3. The disaster could probably set the stage for the regional, national, international and ultimately global collapse.

Deadly Oil Slick in the Gulf of Mexico

Photo-like image of Gulf of Mexico was captured by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite on July 9, as oil floated across the region around the Mississippi River Delta. Beyond the area where the Sun’s reflection would have appeared, however, oil may make the water surface look unusually dark rather than bright. The dark arc in the water east of Timbalier Bay may also be oil; it is consistent with oil locations identified with radar images of the area captured on July 8. Source: NASA E/O.  Click image to enlarge. Download large image (5 MB, JPEG)

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Gulf Oil Disaster: “It’s a war”

Posted by feww on June 16, 2010

Obama says it’s a “battle”

Obama expects the enemy that started assaulting our shores and our citizens” help us win the battle!!

“… the battle we’re waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our shores and our citizens.” Obama said.

Would you buy a used car from this guy?

“And in the coming weeks and days, these efforts should capture up to 90 percent of the oil leaking out of the well.  This is until the company finishes drilling a relief well later in the summer that’s expected to stop the leak completely.”

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington in this television frame grab June 15, 2010.

STOP Obama from committing America to a premature collapse!

It’s time for an intelligent, caring, competent, and can-do person to lead the country!

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Tungurahua volcano explodes, villages evacuated

Posted by feww on May 29, 2010

Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano erupted explosively, forcing the evacuation of a dozen villages and closing down the airport in Guayaquil, the country’s largest city.

The initial explosion from Tungurahua volcano ejected a large plume of ash, lava, fumes and tephra to a height of about 10km  (33,000 feet) a.s.l.

The latest eruption was the volcano’s most significant activity since 2006 when up to a 1,000 homes were destroyed, killing at least 8 people.

Tungurahua is located about 135 kilometers (84 miles) south of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador  (Group D – see map).

Collapse Survivors Note:
Volcanic explosions could play a major role as significant mechanisms of collapse and ultimately depopulation of the planet.

Map of Volcanoes. Background Map: University of Michigan. Designed and enhanced by Fire Earth Blog. Click image to enlarge.

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    Towns and Villages Turned into Lakes

    Posted by feww on May 26, 2010

    Central Poland Deluged

    Flooded areas near the village of Swiniary, Central Poland , Monday. At least 14 people have been killed, thousands of others and tens of thousands of livestock evacuated. Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

    Widespread flooding along the Vistula River in southeastern Poland. Astronaut photograph ISS023-E-50542 was acquired on May 22, 2010.

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    Shutting Down Oil Wells After the Collapse

    Posted by feww on May 24, 2010

    Survivors Need to Know How to Shut Down the Oil Wells, Most of Which Would Be Targeted in the Pre-Collapse Wars

    The following handout photos were taken by Greenpeace on the south part of East Bay on May 23, 2010.

    Marshlands on the NE pass of the Mississippi Delta

    Oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead covers  the beach of Elmer’s Island, a wildlife refuge, Louisiana, May 22, 2010.

    A suicidal fish lies dead on the beaches of Grand Isle, thanks to oil pollution from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead, Louisiana May 22, 2010.

    More images …

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    Thousands Protest in Europe Ahead of the UN4C

    Posted by msrb on December 6, 2009

    Climate Change demonstrators march in London, England.

    About 50,000 protesters rallied ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on Saturday, organizers said. Photo: EPA/ANDY RAIN. Image may be subject to copyright.

    What the Politicians and ‘Religicians’ Said:

    “I think the people of the world, being outspoken as we’ve seen in the demonstration today… they’re propelling us as leaders to take the action that is necessary,” UK PM Golden Brown said.

    “The scientific evidence is very clear, that there is a climate change problem we’ve got to address.” He added.

    “All of the world now recognises this at a national government level and that’s why Copenhagen is going to be the coming-together of governments to make an international plan to deal with climate change.”

    Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the leader of the world’s Anglicans, said: “We are part of a great interwoven system of life. Don’t please listen to those that say there is some kind of choice to be made between looking after human beings and looking after the Earth.”

    The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, the leader of England’s Catholics, added: “Only when we are prepared to change the way we live will politicians be able to achieve the change that we want to see. Live simply so others may simply live.”

    According to our colleagues at EDRO climate change could directly affect about half the population in the UK  in the next 3 to 5 years.

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    UK Flooding

    Posted by feww on November 20, 2009

    Human Induced Planetary Antiphase Events

    UK Flooding: Military Helicopters Rescue Hundreds Trapped in Homes

    Military helicopters were used to rescue hundreds of people after torrential rain triggered extensive flooding to Cockermouth, Cumbria, the UK.

    The raging River Kent, Kendal, Cumbria, UK. Photo: A. Stephenson. Image source: BBC readers photos. Image may be subject to copyright.

    Cumbria fire and rescue workers check flooded roads in Keswick after River Greta burst its banks. Photo: PA. Image may be subject to copyright.

    Location Map of Keswick and Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK. Original Map from Google Maps. Image may be subject to copyright. Image Enhanced by FEWW.

    Heavy rain reportedly battered northern England, northwestern Wales and western Scotland last night.

    The village of Seathwaite in Cumbria recorded 173mm (6.8in) of rain in 24 hours, according to the UK Met Office, wich also forecast an additional 150mm (5.9in ) for the Lake District by noon Friday.

    UK’s Environment Agency had issued 6 severe flood warnings, 25 flood warnings and 51 less serious flood watches for Cumbria alone.

    Several other regions  in northwestern Wales, as well as  in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, also reported flooding.

    The effects of  the extreme rain event were worsened by severe gales and wind gusts of 100 – 120km/h (65- 75mp) in the coastal areas and hurricane strength wind gusts of up to 153 km/h (95mph) in the mountainous regions.

    Our colleagues at EDRO estimate that climate change could directly affect about half the population in the UK  in the next 3 to 5 years.

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    Greece on Fire!

    Posted by feww on August 23, 2009

    Athens Fires May Torch Marathon!

    At least 100 forest blazes have started throughout Greece in less than a day torching the worst record set in 2007, officials said.

    Fires in Greece
    Up to 80 large forest fires torch Greece. The worst blazes are occurring in areas where homes are built among trees, reducing the forests, natural resistence to fire. Photo AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

    Summary of events:

    • Fires are spreading through northern suburb of  Athens, the Greek capital.
    • The government has  declared a state of emergency in the area.
    • The fires have spread as far north as the towns of Grammatiko and Varnavas, and are also threatening the town of Marathon.
    • Thousands of hectares of forest, farmland  and olive groves have been blackened; many homes and structure have been destroyed.
    • Gale-force winds are intensifying the blazes, which started late Friday, intensifying  overnight through Saturday
    • Fire crews are trying to prevent the fires from reaching Pendeli, a famous suburb of the capital with spectacular view of Athens.
    • “Much of Pendeli mountain was destroyed in 2007, and further erosion of the treeline would be an ecological disaster,” the BBC’s reporter in Athens said.
    • The 2007 forest fires on mainland blackened 6% of Greece’s tree cover, killing 70 people.
    • “The fires are further contributing to the deforestation of the mountains around Athens. Three of the four mountains surrounding the capital have already been stripped of their trees by fire,” BBC added.
    • In July thousands of hectares of forest and farmland were incinerated across the Mediterranean in France, Greece, Italy and Spain, aided by heat waves and dry conditions.

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    NO Water in Mexico City

    Posted by feww on April 10, 2009

    Water cut off in Mexican capital

    Friday, 10 April 2009 BBC UK

    Mexico City officials have shut down a main pipeline providing fresh water to millions of residents because reserves have fallen to record low levels.

    The closure, due to last 36 hours, will affect five million people, or a quarter of the city’s population.

    Unusually low rainfall last year and major leakage are blamed for leaving reservoirs less than half full.

    Hundreds of water trucks have been deployed in the areas worst affected by the cuts.

    The local government says it will carry out emergency repairs to the water supply network.

    More than 50% of the water carried by the pipeline leaks out before it reaches its destination.

    This is the third time the capital has faced such a drastic form of water rationing this year, the BBC’s Stephen Gibbs in Mexico City reports.

    It has been deliberately timed to coincide with Easter weekend, when many residents, or at least those who can afford to, leave the city, our correspondent says.

    Mexico City was once a floating city, built on a spectacular chain of volcanic lakes, and flooding used to be its main environmental threat.

    But since the lakes were finally drained in the 1960s, the city has been struggling with its water supply, our correspondent says.

    Copyright BBC 2009.

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    Images of the Day: California Drought & Folsom Lake

    Posted by feww on February 4, 2009

    Desertification of California Continues

    Folsom Lake’s water level is way down; mandatory conservation efforts are likely soon. Meanwhile, Sacramento has been criticized for its water gluttony: The city’s per capita water use, at 278 gallons per day, is double the state average. Many residents falsely assume water simply flows back into local rivers. Not true, says the data. Photo: AUTUMN CRUZ/ Sacramento Bee. Image may be subject to copyright.

    Sacramento received only 1.5 inches of rain in January, compared with the historical average of 4.2 inches, the National Weather Service said.

    US Seasonal Drought Outlook – Source NOAA/ NWS Climate Prediction Center

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    Could California Turn to Desert by 2011?

    Posted by feww on June 5, 2008

    Bets are on!

    Schwarzenegger declares statewide drought

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a statewide drought in California after two years of below-average rainfall. “We have a serious drought,” said Governor Schwarzenegger on Wednesday.

    “For the areas in Northern California that supply most of our water, this March, April and May have been the driest ever in our recorded history,” Schwarzenegger said. “As a result, some local governments are rationing water, developments can’t proceed and agricultural fields are sitting idle.”

    “We must recognize the severity of the crisis we face, so I am signing an executive order proclaiming a statewide drought and directing my Department of Water Resources and other entities to take immediate action to address the situation.”

    The executive order enables water officials transfer water around California swiftly dealing with unusually dry conditions that are destroying crops, affecting water quality and creating extreme fire hazards across the state, one of the nation’s top farming regions.

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    “Mr Schwarzenegger warned that conditions could be even worse next year if there was another dry winter. The governor wants voters to approve a $12 billion bond to fund delta, river and groundwater improvements, conservation and recycling efforts, and reservoirs. But legislators have not agreed to the plan despite ongoing negotiations with the administration.” USA today reported.

    “This drought is an urgent reminder of the immediate need to upgrade California’s water infrastructure,” Schwarzenegger said. “There is no more time to waste because nothing is more vital to protect our economy, our environment and our quality-of-life.”

    [Note: Gov Schwarzenegger’s statement is fundamentally flawed and factually incorrect because “to protect our economy,” i.e., business as usual, results in the destruction of “our environment” and therefore harms “our quality of life.”]

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    [Nothing short of a catastrophic ecosystem collapse would make humans change their unsustainable lifestyles!]

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    No End Seen to China Quake Aftershocks

    Posted by feww on May 16, 2008

    Another major earthquake in the making?

    China Earthquake: Large Cluster of Powerful Shocks!

    • Mainshock: 7.9 Magnitude – Monday, May 12, 2008 at 02:28:01 [time at epicenter]
    • Latest aftershock: 5.5 Magnitude – Friday, May 16, 2008 at 01:25:48 PM [time at epicenter]
    • Total number of major aftershocks: 59 [and continuing]

    The last 4 aftershocks have strengthened in magnitude from 4.3 to 5.5 Mw. Is there another major shock in the making?

    This map shows the predicted (theoretical) travel times, in minutes, of the compressional (P) wave from the earthquake location to points around the globe. The heavy black lines shown are the approximate distances to the P-wave shadow zone (103 to 140 degrees). (Caption: USGS)

    Shadow zone

    The shadow zone is the area of the earth from angular distances of 104 to 140 degrees from a given earthquake that does not receive any direct P waves. The shadow zone results from S waves being stopped entirely by the liquid core and P waves being bent (refracted) by the liquid core.

    Did you know?

    Through measuring how P and S waves travel through the earth and out the other side, a seismic wave shadow zone was discovered in about 1910. From the lack of S waves and a great slowing of the P wave velocity (by about 40%) it was deduced that the outer core is made of liquid. The shadow zone also defined the diameter of the core.

    [If the outer core was not made of liquid, Earth could probably breakup into several pieces as a result of a v. large earthquake! FEWW]

    Text and image: USGS.

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    Hotter and Drier

    Posted by feww on March 28, 2008

    U.S. West Hotter and Drier than Rest of World

    The following is an excerpt from a newly published NRDC report Hotter and Drier: The West’s Changed Climate

    Human activities are already changing the climate of the American West. This report by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), drawn from 50 scientific studies, 125 other government and scientific sources, and our own new analyses, documents that the West is being affected more by a changed climate than any other part of the United States outside of Alaska. When compared to the 20th century average, the West has experienced an increase in average temperature during the last five years that is 70 percent greater than the world as a whole. Responding quickly at all levels of government by embracing the solutions that are available is critical to minimizing further disruption of this region’s climate and economy. Report

    Photo Credit: NRDC [image may be subject to copyright.] See FEWW Fair Use Notice

    There’s a fundamental systemic problem. It’s called exponential growth economy and it’s degrading, polluting, tearing apart, destroying and otherwise killing off everything in its domain. In the absence of a ‘radical’ change to the economic system our world is rapidly falling apart.

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    Nuking Earth for Lifestyle

    Posted by edro on March 10, 2008

    The Next Phase: Wars for Resources

    The wars for resources are about the survival of the fattest. They are fought by the urge to secure more of other peoples’ resources: More water, more food, more fertile land and more energy to maintain unsustainable lifestyles.

    The mushroom cloud from XX-11 IvyMike (Fusion Bomb). Public domain photo.
    Source: United States Department of Energy

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    2008 Beijing Olympics

    Posted by feww on March 2, 2008

    Will the 2008 Olympics trigger the last phase of Beijing Collapse?

    Fu Ying, China’s Ambassador to the UK [Toast at CBBC Cocktail Reception, Marsh’s Office – 2008-1-8 )

    It will probably be one of the largest in the world. The figures I hear are daunting: Beijing is expecting over 5 million visitors . . .

    Other Participants

    Athletes and officials: 17,000
    Journalists: 30,000
    Volunteers: 100,000

    Other Information

    “Local” Impact
    Duration of games: 16 days (8-24 August 2008 )
    Visitors water consumption: 8-10Gl (gigaliters)
    Drinking water: 0.5Gl
    Food: 120million kg
    Waste produced (municipal and industrial) : 10billion kg
    Additional stress exerted on the sinking ground: 478Pa (nominal stress on an area of 225km²)

    Beijing: Heavy air pollution has resulted in widespread smog. Source: Wikimedia Commons

    Global Impact

    Number of visitors: 5,000,000 (see the above statement by Fu Ying, China’s Ambassador to the UK)
    Total amount of fuel consumed (Traveling to and from Beijing): 687 million liters
    CO2 produced: 1.5mmt (million metric tons of CO2)

    Can the world afford the Olympics? Isn’t it time the Olympics were relegated to the dustbin of History?

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    Nature Loves Intelligent Species!

    Posted by feww on December 25, 2007

    Is nature harnessing some of its time old mechanisms to protect the intelligent species against the energy dinosaurs?

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    Treacherous Weather Plagues Holiday Travelers
    Weather eases in upper U.S. Midwest as death toll climbs to 22

    Midwest storm delivers snow in time to disrupt holiday travel

    Weather plagues flights in the East

    State Of Emergency Declared In New Zealand After Earthquake

    Australian farmers fight drought and flood

    Collapsing Cities

    Energy Dinosaurs

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