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Fleeing Thermonuclear Bombs and King Tides

Posted by feww on October 28, 2015

Threatened by rising sea levels, Bikini Islanders request US refuge

More than 1,000 Bikini islanders have asked the United States to relocate them as rising sea levels threaten their homes.

The US government relocated the residents from Bikini Atoll to a nearby island named Kili in the Marshall Islands chain in the 1940s due to atomic bomb tests.

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The US conducted at least 23 nuclear tests, including the massive hydrogen bomb, Bravo, the largest weapon detonated at the time, . Bravo (yield 15 Mt), an experimental thermonuclear device surface event, was detonated on Bikini Atoll on March 1, 1954 as part of the Operation Castle. Source: U.S. Department of Energy (public domain).

In December 1945, President Harry S. Truman issued a directive to Army and Navy officials for joint testing of nuclear weapons “to determine the effect of atomic bombs on American warships.” Bikini was chosen for nuclear testing because of its location away from regular air and sea routes.

Their new home, however, is now threatened by the climate change dividends—rising sea levels, giant tides and ferocious storms.

Widespread flooding across the Marshall Islands last year caused extensive damage, leaving hundreds of residents homeless.

Bikini Atoll is one of the 29 atolls and five islands that comprise the Marshall Islands. The atolls are scattered over 925,000 square kilometers in the Pacific Ocean, north of the equator. The geographic area is referred to as Micronesia.

The plight of Bikini Islanders since their first forced relocation is posted at https://www.bikiniatoll.com/history.html

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Panama: Thousands of Homes Damaged or Destroyed

Posted by feww on November 30, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,198 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,198 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

Flooding and landslides damage or destroy thousands of homes in Panama

Thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed by flooding and landslides in Arraijan, Capira, La Chorrera and Colon City, Panama following extreme rain events in the region.

  • About 10,000 people have been forced to flee their homes along the Caribbean coast, Panamanian authorities said.
  • Dozens of rivers in the region overflowed their banks inundating and destroying homes, roads, bridges and other public infrastructure, local reports said.
  • Panamanian President, Ricardo Martinelli, has  declared a state of emergency in the flooded areas.
    • “This is more serious than people thought,” Martinelli said. [No $$$$, Sherlock! Moderator]

Unbelievable Events

  • Qatar. A Qatari  poet has been jailed for life for ‘insulting’ the $&^% #@* Emir with his poem
    • Muhammad Dheeb Ajami was charged with “insulting” Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, aka the Emir of Qatar.
  • Bahrain. A Bahraini blogger has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for allegedly insulting the ‘royal family.’
    • A Bahraini activist has been sentenced to six months in jail for allegedly insulting Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, who recently self-promoted himself to a king. Three other bloggers remain in custody, awaiting court rulings, reports said.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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Possible Thule Eruption Disastrous for Antarctic Ice

Posted by feww on March 2, 2009

A Thule eruption may be a harbinger of an intense period of seismic and volcanic activities in  Antarctica, accelerating ice melt

A possible Thule eruption could signal the start of an intense period of seismic and volcanic activities in Antarctica, FEWW Moderators believe. Increased seismic and volcanic activities in the region could accelerate the ice melt by up to  500 percent [possibly by an even larger factor, if the Antarctic plate fragments as a result of enhanced seismic activity.]


Thule Islands.
Thule (left) and Cook (right) islands are seen surrounded by ice floes in this ASTER satellite image. Douglas Strait, the ice-free area in the center of the image, is underlain by a 4.3 x 4.8 km wide caldera between the two volcanic islands. A third stratovolcano forms Bellingshausen Island, just out of view to the right. The Thule Islands lie at the southern end of the South Sandwich island arc bordering the Scotia Sea and consist of three stratovolcanoes constructed along an E-W-trending line. ASTER satellite image, 2003 (National Aeronautical and Space Administration, courtesy of ASTER science team). Caption: GVP.

Baker forecast a possible eruption of  the Thule Islands volcano before the end of last century. According to Global Volcanism Program, GVP, “steam was observed at the summit crater of Thule Island in 1962,”  and ash appeared  there as well as on Bellingshausen Island, “indicating possible 20th-century eruptions (Baker, 1968).”  It’s also believed that a “small explosion crater formed on the southern flank of Bellinghausen Island sometime between 1964 and 1986.”

Recent seismic activity near the Thule Islands suggest that an eruption may occur.

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References:

  • Baker P E, 1968. Comparative volcanology and petrology of the Atlantic island arcs. Bull Volc, 32: 189-206
  • Thule Islands Data Sources

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