Sunday, December 8, 2019

Is the Ring of Fire becoming more active?

by Dominic Faulder, Asian Review:

BANGKOK/JAKARTA — When Bali’s Mount Agung started rumbling last September, authorities on the Indonesian resort island — mindful of the destruction the 3,000-meter volcano had caused in 1963 — began warning residents to evacuate. Tremors of varying intensity continued until Nov. 21, when it finally began to erupt, forcing as many as 140,000 people to seek refuge. More than four months later, it still hasn’t stopped.

On Jan. 23, Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, about 150km northwest of Tokyo, astounded the Japan Meteorological Agency when it suddenly erupted 2km from one of 50 areas around the country kept under constant video surveillance. Falling debris killed a member of the Ground Self-Defense Force who was skiing nearby and injured five others.

Wait, what? Warmer air temperatures have helped HEAL the ozone layer; hole is the smallest it’s been in 30 years

by JD Heyes, Natural News:

The far-Left has told so many lies and indoctrinated so many young people about the climate and so-called “global warming” for decades now that it is getting harder to hide the truth, thanks in large part to alternative media like us.

For years liberal scientists have claimed that the earth was warming in large part because chemical use and pollutants around the world were thinning the ozone layer, which of course is vital to maintaining life on our planet.

In fact, the damage was so severe that the wider the hole became, the hotter and more unsustainable earth would become.

Yes, well now you can scratch all of that because none of it is true.

According to the most recent research, average warmer temperatures are having a positive effect on the ozone hole — that is, they are helping to close it, a new study has found.

As reported by Science Daily, measurements taken via satellites during 2017 indicate that the hole in the ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest it’s been since 1988.

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA say that the hole reached its peak diameter September 11 and covered an area some 2.5 times larger than the United States, or about 7.6 million square miles, but then declined throughout the rest of the month and into October.

The site noted:

NOAA ground- and balloon-based measurements also showed the least amount of ozone depletion above the continent during the peak of the ozone depletion cycle since 1988. NOAA and NASA collaborate to monitor the growth and recovery of the ozone hole every year.

“The Antarctic ozone hole was exceptionally weak this year,” said Paul A. Newman, chief scientist for Earth Sciences at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “This is what we would expect to see given the weather conditions in the Antarctic stratosphere.”

Researchers say that the smaller hole was largely due to an unstable — and warmer — Antarctic vortex, which is a stratospheric low-pressure system that rotates clockwise in the atmosphere above the continent.

“The formation and persistence of these clouds are important first steps leading to the chlorine- and bromine-catalyzed reactions that destroy ozone, scientists said. These Antarctic conditions resemble those found in the Arctic, where ozone depletion is much less severe,” Science Daily reported. (Related: Global warming hoax: Earth COOLER now than when Gore won his BS Nobel prize.)

Warmer temps also tempered the size of the ozone hole in 2016, researchers said, when it reached its maximum size of 8.9 million square miles — or some 2 million less square miles than the previous year.

Since 1991, NOAA and NASA scientists say that the average size of the ozone hole has been roughly 10 million square miles.

Of course, the agencies had to temper these findings with the usual warning that the hole is still quite large and it’s because we’re still using too many dangerous chemicals — which is true. But they also said that the smaller holes over the past two years are not a sign of ‘rapid healing,’ meaning that the planet is still at risk of vanishing in one huge fireball someday.

But how can it be that warmer average temperatures are both healing to the planet and harmful?

Read More @ NaturalNews.com

Nolte: Experts Claim Every Kind of Weather Proves Global Warming Is Fer’ Real

by John Nolte, Breitbart:

America enjoys a winter filled with tons of snow and frigid cold weather and out pops the Climate Hoaxsters to assure this kind of weather only further proves our planet is getting, uhm… warmer.

This current Climate Hoaxster freak out is largely in reaction to President Trump’s tweet earlier this week mocking the Climate Hoaxsters.

“In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded,” he tweeted. “What the hell is going on with Global Warming? Please come back fast, we need you!”

Climate Change & the Blame Game has been going on Since the 1890s

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

COMMENT: I really get annoyed by people who say well it has been warm here so what happens elsewhere is irrelevant. They are idiots and cannot see the whole and just want to blame humans for everything. I can see how our situation is hopeless when it comes to climate change.

All the best

ANSWER: Very true. I got one email saying even though the death toll in Wales is double that of the previous year from extreme cold, it was warmer here in Canada so you are just wrong about everything. Such people are unable to divorce themselves from their bias. We have a serious climate change unfolding that cyclically is on time.

Climate Change Conspiracy Against us All

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by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

QUESTION: Are you saying that CO2 is not a pollutant and we should not be concerned about rising levels?

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ANSWER: Correct. CO2 levels have been much higher than currently over the millennia. The Global Warming crowd has an agenda and the core of that is to reduce the population. They remain influenced by the Malthus theory and have been hell-bent on stopping population growth.

Over the past 100 million years, we have been in a decline in CO2 level dropping from 500 ppm to 200 ppm with an average of about 300 ppm. They refuse to address any of the historical evidence no less the cycle of life itself.

Humans exhale typically consists of 40,000 ppm to even 50,000 ppm of CO2. Should we be fined or extinguished because we are a major contributor to COs levels? Those who are demonizing CO2 as a “pollutant” fail to explain that in a room filled with people CO2 levels can commonly reach 2000 ppm with no apparent ill effects. Even the US Navy sets its limit for CO2 in submarines at 5000 ppm to avoid any measurable effect on sailors. NASA also sets similar limits for humans in spacecraft at the same basic level. So obviously, 300 ppm is not dangerous.

If you measure CO2 level where crops are growing or in a rain forest, they drop drastically because the plants suck it up for that is what they thrive on to live. If you want to lower CO2, then plant more crops and trees.

Thomas Malthus (1766-1834) had predicted that we would run out of food which started this entire theory about curtailing population growth that is really behind the whole Global Warming movement. In his 1798 book An Essay on the Principle of Population, Malthus observed that an increase in a nation’s food production improved the well-being of the populace. However, the improvement was temporary because it led to population growth, which in turn restored the original per capita production level.

In other words, mankind had a propensity to utilize food abundance for population growth rather than for maintaining a high standard of living, Malthus saw this as the doom of humanity.

The flaw in Malthus’ work is the same in the Global Warming crowd. They are completely ignorant of a cycle and take whatever trend they see and project that it will linearly continue to the end. Thus, is the stock market has risen for the past 8 years, then it must always only go up and never down. This is the analysis of the Global Warming conspiracy.

Food Supply & Population

There have been countless investigations into the food supply and the population growth of animals. What has been revealed is that as food supply declines, so does the birth rate. Malthus’ observation that an increase in food supply led to an increase in population was correct, but only one side of the cycle. The birth rates is now declining because, in part, as taxes rise, they have also lowered the standard of living reducing the population. Malthus failed to see the cycle.

Read More @ ArmstrongEconomics.com

STUDY: Explosion In Antarctic Sea Ice Levels May Cause Another Ice Age, Not Warming

by Eric A. Blair, The Gateway Pundit:

One thing we know for sure is that we don’t know for sure.

While Democrats and liberals claim “global warming” is settled science, reports come out weekly that deliver different data. The climate was indeed warming throughout the 1990s, but that then dropped off.

Now, a new study finds that an increase in sea ice may lead to another ice age.

You Have Been Warned: Experts Tell Us That A Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake And Tsunami Will Destroy Everything West Of Interstate 5

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

One day it will happen. With little or no warning, the Cascadia Subduction Zone will produce a catastrophic earthquake and accompanying tsunami that will essentially destroy everything west of Interstate 5 in the Pacific Northwest. It will be the worst natural disaster up to that point in American history, and as you will see below, the experts are saying that we are completely and utterly unprepared for it. Of course the San Andreas Fault gets more publicity, but the truth is that the Cascadia Subduction Zone is capable of producing a quake “almost 30 times more energetic” than anything the San Andreas Fault can produce. The Cascadia Subduction Zone stretches from northern Vancouver Island all the way down to northern California, and one expert recently told CBN News that all of the major cities in the region are essentially “built on a time bomb”…

Surveying Irma’s Caribbean Devastation: “It Was End-Of-World Times…People Are Roaming Like Zombies”

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from Zero Hedge:

As much of Florida is left flooded and without power from this weekend’s hurricane, the damage across much of the Caribbean goes well beyond water damage and downed power lines with many describing the devastation left by Irma as “end-of-the-world times.”  As one resident of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands told the Washington Post“it was beyond rough times, it was end-of-the-world times…everything normal to us has been destroyed.”

 

On St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, “people there are roaming like zombies,” said Stacey Alvarado, a bar owner who managed to leave for the mainland. Her husband, who is still there, told her Sunday that residents and tourists are in shock. “They don’t know what to do. The island was wiped out. It’s like the walking dead down there.” Other islanders sent social media messages pleading for help, decrying looting and a series of armed burglaries.

“We need help,” wrote St. John blogger Jenn Manes. “We need the United States government to step up. We need military. We need security.”

Lauren Boquette, a 48-year-old restaurant manager on St. John, said his family had barricaded themselves in the bathroom of their home. When they emerged, he said, they saw a scene of total destruction.

“It was beyond rough times, it was end-of-the-world times. Everything normal to us has been destroyed,” he said.

Some of the hardest-hit places were those in the Leeward Islands like St. Martin and St. Barts, where 11 people have reportedly died.

 

Meanwhile, aerial videos surfacing from the British Virgin Islands reveal just how extensive the damage across much of the Caribbean was…

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

National Emergency: Extreme Heat And Drought Fuel Dozens Of Explosive Wildfires In The Western United States

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Firefighters all over the western part of the country are talking about an unprecedented wildfire season, and we are only in early July.  It is going to get a lot hotter and a lot drier as we move deeper into the summer, and the wildfires are likely to get a whole lot worse.  At this moment, more than 600,000 acres of land are on fire in America.  From California to Colorado and from Alaska to Arizona, extremely violent wildfires are raging out of control as firefighters battle relentlessly to save homes and lives.  Rain is desperately needed, but right now much of the Southwest is experiencing a historic drought.  In fact, things have gotten so bad that some experts are already comparing this drought to the Dust Bowl conditions of the 1930s.  If very high temperatures and extreme drought persist, that is going to continue to create ideal conditions for more wildfires.

All the biggest lies about climate change and global warming DEBUNKED in one astonishing interview

by Mike Adams, Natural News:

Everything you’ve been told about global warming, climate change and carbon dioxide by the mainstream media — and mainstream “science” — is an outright lie. Far from being a dangerous poison, carbon dioxide is a miraculous life-giving nutrient that plants need to thrive. Rising carbon dioxide is actually helping “green” the planet, as any legitimate science already knows. Without CO2 in the atmosphere, nearly all life on the planet would collapse, including both human life and plant life. (See my numerous science videos, below, which explain all this in detail.)

Now, an eye-opening interview has emerged that features István Markó, an organic chemistry researcher and professor at the Université catholique de Louvain. He was recently interviewed by Grégoire Canlorbe, a science journalist and out-of-the-box thinker. I’m publishing parts of the interview below, and I encourage you to read the full interview at GregoireCanlorbe.com.

All the words below are from István Markó, except the subhead titles, which are mine:

The truth about carbon dioxide

Again, CO2 is not, and has never been, a poison. Each of our exhalations, each of our breaths, emits an astronomical quantity of CO2 proportionate to that in the atmosphere (some >40,000 ppm); and it is very clear that the air we expire does not kill anyone standing in front of us. What must be understood, besides, is that CO2 is the elementary food of plants. Without CO2 there would be no plants, and without plants there would be no oxygen and therefore no humans. The equation is as simple as that.

Plants need CO2, water, and daylight. These are the mechanisms of photosynthesis, to generate the sugars that will provide them with staple food and building blocks. That fundamental fact of botany is one of the primary reasons why anyone who is sincerely committed to the preservation of the “natural world” should abstain from demonizing CO2. Over the last 30 years, there has been a gradual increase in the CO2 level. But what is also observed is that despite deforestation, the planet’s vegetation has grown by about 20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. This expansion of vegetation on the planet, nature lovers largely owe it to the increase in the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.

If we study, however, what has been happening at the geological level for several million years, we realize that the present period is characterized by an extraordinarily low CO2 level. During the Jurassic, Triassic, and so on, the CO2 level rose to values sometimes of the order of 7000, 8000, 9000 ppm, which considerably exceeds the paltry 400 ppm that we have today. Not only did life exist, in those far-off times when CO2 was so present in large concentration in the atmosphere, but plants such as ferns commonly attained heights of 25 meters. Reciprocally, far from benefiting the current vegetation, the reduction of the presence of CO2 in the atmosphere would be likely to compromise the health, and even the survival, of numerous plants. To fall below the threshold of 280 or 240 ppm would plainly lead to the extinction of a large variety of our vegetal species.

In addition, our relentless crusade to reduce CO2 could be more harmful to nature as plants are not the only organisms to base their nutrition on CO2. Phytoplankton species also feed on CO2, using carbon from CO2 as a building unit and releasing oxygen. By the way, it is worth remembering that ~70{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the oxygen present today in the atmosphere comes from phytoplankton, not trees: contrary to common belief, it is not the forests, but the oceans, that constitute the “lungs” of the earth.

Read More @ NaturalNews.com