And “NO”, it is not global warming, climate change caused by man… as the progressives would have you believe!!
Is the world’s largest super-volcano set to erupt for the first time in 600,000 years, wiping out two-thirds of the U.S.?
- The super-volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has been rising at a record rate since 2004
It would explode with a force a thousand times more powerful than the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980.
Spewing lava far into the sky, a cloud of plant-killing ash would fan out and dump a layer 10ft deep up to 1,000 miles away.
Two-thirds of the U.S. could become uninhabitable as toxic air sweeps through it, grounding thousands of flights and forcing millions to leave their homes.
On the verge of a catastrophe? Yellowstone National Park’s caldera has erupted three times in the last 2.1million years and scientists monitoring it say we could be in for another eruption
This is the nightmare that scientists are predicting could happen if the world’s largest super-volcano erupts for the first time in 600,000 years, as it could do in the near future.
Yellowstone National Park’s caldera has erupted three times in the last 2.1million years and researchers monitoring it say we could be in for another eruption.
They said that the super-volcano underneath the Wyoming park has been rising at a record rate since 2004 – its floor has gone up three inches per year for the last three years alone, the fastest rate since records began in 1923.
But hampered by a lack of data they have stopped short of an all-out warning and they are unable to put a date on when the next disaster might take place.
When the eruption finally happens it will dwarf the effect of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which erupted in April last year, causing travel chaos around the world.
The University of Utah’s Bob Smith, an expert in Yellowstone’s volcanism told National Geographic: ‘It’s an extraordinary uplift, because it covers such a large area and the rates are so high.
‘At the beginning we were concerned it could be leading up to an eruption.’
Area of outstanding natural beauty: The Yellowstone caldera (circled in red) in Wyoming is the world’s largest super-volcano
Scorched earth: An artist’s interpretation of how the Midway Basin in the park might look after an eruption
But he added: ‘Once we saw the magma was at a depth of ten kilometres, we weren’t so concerned.
‘If it had been at depths of two or three kilometre we’d have been a lot more concerned.’
Robert B. Smith, professor of geophysics at the University of Utah, who has led a recent study into the volcano, added: ‘Our best evidence is that the crustal magma chamber is filling with molten rock.
‘But we have no idea how long this process goes on before there either is an eruption or the inflow of molten rock stops and the caldera deflates again’.
The Yellowstone Caldera is one of nature’s most awesome creations and sits atop North America’s largest volcanic field.
Its name means ‘cooking pot’ or ‘cauldron’ and it is formed when land collapses following a volcanic explosion.
In Yellowstone, some 400 miles beneath the Earth’s surface is a magma ‘hotspot’ which rises to 30 miles underground before spreading out over an area of 300 miles across.
Atop this, but still beneath the surface, sits the slumbering volcano.
July 22, 1980: Mount St Helens in Washington erupts. A Yellowstone caldera eruption would explode with a force a thousand times more powerful
Scientists monitoring it believe that a swelling magma reservoir six miles underground may be causing the recent uplifts.
They have also been keeping an eye on a ‘pancake-shaped blob’ of molten rock he size of Los Angeles which was pressed into the volcano some time ago.
But due the extreme conditions it has been hard to work out what exactly is going on down below, leading researchers unable to say with certainty what will happen – or when.
Since the most recent blast 640,000 years ago there have been around 30 smaller eruptions, the most recent of which was 70,000 years ago.
They filled the caldera with ash and lava and made the flat landscape that draws thousands of tourists to Yellowstone National Park every year.
‘Clearly some deep source of magma feeds Yellowstone, and since Yellowstone has erupted in the recent geological past, we know that there is magma at shallower depths too,’ said Dan Dzurisin, a Yellowstone expert with the U.S. Geological Survey at Cascades Volcano Observatory in Washington State.
‘There has to be magma in the crust, or we wouldn’t have all the hydrothermal activity that we have.
‘There is so much heat coming out of Yellowstone right now that if it wasn’t being reheated by magma, the whole system would have gone stone cold since the time of the last eruption 70,000 years ago.’
Read more: Daily Mail UK
Indonesia is Sinking!!
The World is sinking: Dubai islands ‘falling into the sea’
The islands were intended as the ultimate luxury possession, even for Dubai.
The low-lying islands represent a vague shape out to sea when viewed from Dubai’s beaches Photo: AFP/GETTY
By Richard Spencer, Dubai 9:30PM GMT 20 Jan 2011
But the World, the ambitiously-constructed archipelago of islands shaped like the countries of the globe, is sinking back into the sea, according to evidence cited before a property tribunal.
The islands were intended to be developed with tailor-made hotel complexes and luxury villas, and sold to millionaires. They are off the coast of Dubai and accessible by yacht or motor boat.
Now their sands are eroding and the navigational channels between them are silting up, the British lawyer for a company bringing a case against the state-run developer, Nakheel, has told judges.
“The islands are gradually falling back into the sea,” Richard Wilmot-Smith QC, for Penguin Marine, said. The evidence showed “erosion and deterioration of The World islands”, he added.
With all but one of the islands still uninhabited – Greenland – and that one a showpiece owned by the ruler of Dubai, most of the development plans have been brought to a crashing halt by the financial crisis.
Nakheel, the developer, was part of Dubai World, the state-owned conglomerate that had to be bailed out of debts put at around $25 billion at the end of 2009. The Dubai World Tribunal was set up to hear cases arising out of the restructuring and separation of the companies involved.
The low-lying islands represent a vague shape out to sea when viewed from Dubai’s beaches, but are visible by satellite or from the top of the city’s Burg Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, which opened to the public last year.
According to the company, 70 per cent of the World’s 300 islands have been sold. Nakheel is also behind Dubai’s famous Palm-shaped offshore developments. Villas in the only one near completion, Palm Jumeirah, were given to or bought by footballers including David Beckham and Michael Owen.
Though few celebrity buyers were found for The World, it was rumoured – or joked – that Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie had considered Ethiopia.
Many investors who did buy the islands proved unwilling or unable to finance further work when Dubai’s property prices halved in the space of a year.
Some were hit by troubles elsewhere – the owner of the company which bought Ireland for £24 million, John O’Dolan, committed suicide, while the man who bought Britain for £43 million, Safi Qurashi, is serving seven years in jail in Dubai after being accused of bouncing cheques.
The dispute being heard by the property tribunal involves Penguin Marine, the company which bought the rights to provide boat travel to the islands.
With little business, it is trying to exit the contract, which involves paying an annual fee of just under £1 million to Nakheel.
Nahkeel say they will cash an advanced payment guarantee worth just over £1 million if that happens.
Penguin claim that work on the islands has “effectively stopped”. Mr Wilmot-Smith described the project as “dead”.
Graham Lovett, for Nakheel, said the project was not dead but admitted it was “in a coma”.
“This is a ten-year project which has slowed down,” he said. “This is a project which will be completed.”
He said Penguin would make money eventually. “That’s the price Penguin makes to stay in the game,” he said. “They have the potential to earn millions.”
The tribunal found for Nakheel on Thursday, saying it would give full reasoning later.
A spokesman for Nakheel insisted the islands were not sinking. “Our periodical monitoring survey over the past three years didn’t observe any substantial erosion that requires sand nourishment,” a statement said.
Safe locations for an event like the pole shift: http://www.zetatalk.com/safelocs.pdf
At the WuJo: Coping: Tearing Apart the World, Part I
Welcome to the WuJo! This is where we take apart fact and theory so we can re-weave it into a closer approximation of objective reality than might otherwise be had by simply accepting all the ideas floating around in the netosphere unchallenged.
The facts we line up this morning are these:
- We identified a ‘band’ of earthquake activity roughly described by a trans-equatorial orbit which covers a great deal of the earth’s recent quakes, including the recent 7.4 in Pakistan, the strange activity in the Gulf Aden, the increased activity down around Indonesia, and so forth. Not that we ascribe earthquake activity to anything orbiting, and it may all just be the appearance, but the trans-equatorial track is there (goes over China, too before swinging south again) if one looks at the data. (Maps in Peoplenomics #489A under “Shaky New Year, Redux.)
- Also in that report, we touched on the great African Rift which is threatening to fly open which would cause all kinds of problems, not the least of which would be steam if the Gulf of Aden were to start pouring into the widening rift. This morning’s headline that ought to bring the possibility more to front-of-mind is found at Before It’s News under the headline “Violent Seismic Activity Tearing Africa in Two.”
- Next (like this isn’t enough?) we had the stories about the Tampa Airport runway renumbering project. See “North Pole shifting causes RIA to renumber runways.” Admittedly, this is “oldish” news, but we’re weaving all this into a new mat at here at the WuJo, so hang in there.
- Next, we pause for an objective bit of science. The following is an animated .GIF file, borrowed from Wikipedia:
What’s interesting about this particular animated .GIF file? Well, it shows us something extremely pertinent to our discussion of earth changes. I assume you know that there are isogonic lines of force that run from the magnetic north pole to the south? Think of these as “the lines a compass align themselves to when pointing north. Remember: Local North is not always the same as True North. This .GIF file shows that the zero line for the North American declination (the variance from True North measured by a magnet is where lately? We see a huge variation in Magnetic North up through the 1600’s, but check out where that line is today? Right off the east coast of Florida.
- And THAT is where things start to get precisely UGLY. Because the location of the zero offset from True North isogonic line seems to run either very close to – or right at – where the government is about to shut down the Global Positioning System (GPS) for unspecified testing. And we quote from the Jan 19, 2011 Notices to Airmen Advisory right off the FAA’s Flight Safety webiste as follows:
- The Department of Defense will conduct GPS tests on January 20th through February 22nd, 2011. During testing, the GPS signal may be unreliable or unavailable.
- A. Location: Centered at 304906N/0802811W or the location know as 105.25 degrees and 52.1 NM from the SSI VOR.
- B. Dates and times: GPS testing is scheduled on January 20th through February 11th, 2011 from 0000-0245 UTC daily and February 15th through February 22nd, 2011 from 0000-0245 UTC daily. These tests may not be concurrent so pilots are advised to check NOTAMS frequently for possible changes prior to operating in the area.
- C. Duration: Several test events will be conducted and will be active for 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of off time.
- D. During testing, GPS will be unreliable and may be unavailable with in a circle with a radius of 370NM and centered at 304906N/0802811W or the location known as 105.25 degrees and 52.1 NM from the SSI VOR at FL400; decreasing in area with a decrease in altitude to a circle with a radius of 325NM at FL250; a circle with a radius of 260NM at 10,000FT MSL and a circle with a radius of 215NM at 4,000FT AGL.
- E. Pilots are highly recommended to report anomalies during testing to the appropriate ARTCC to assist in the determination of the extent of GPS degradation during tests.
- And the map area? As I said, suspiciously like it’s close to the zero magnetic deviation line in the magnetic lines of force animation above:
Now, even all this would not have gotten my attention under most cases, except for this email purporting to be from a reader who…well…a few things redacted for privacy concerns, but you’ll get the idea:
I have debated with myself most of the day about sending you the following, but NASA knows what is going on and Hubby works for [redacted] and he says something is “fixing” to happen, much sooner than later. So here goes.
Sorry to be contributing to your overcrowded in-box two days in a row but I feel I should warn you that Hubby told me this morning we should be making preparations to leave for our safe house in the Wyoming mountains. This means submitting resignations that become effective at the end of the day! We live in a condominium so we will just lock the door and drive away, more than likely never to return. Our Chevy Suburban with 4×4 drive, dual gas tanks, off-road tires, heavy duty winch, souped up engine designed for pulling a RV,etc., etc. was purchased with just this scenario in mind. We are both licensed SEL pilots but do not trust our beloved [aircraft type] as Hubby says winds are going to play a huge factor in what is coming. Best to stay out of the air and off the water. And besides, we want our reliable new Suburban with us at all times from now on as it is much more practical for what is ahead.
George, it appears the smelly stuff is not to far away from the whirling giant blades at this point. Hubby left this (see below) on my desktop this morning with a message simply stating “time to hit the road”. I talked to him again a little while ago and asked if he was still serious about this and he said he was writing out his resignation as he was talking to me, but probably won’t matter one way or the other. He says it is getting somewhat tense around the [ redacted] office. He doesn’t know if the following article is to blame or everything the powers have been struggling to conceal – the truth about coming earth changes, the economy, and everything else – is about to be revealed. Regardless, his intuition tells him to be in the mountains just in case. He is a big believer in following “hunches” as I am.
Something is definitely going on and all of a sudden – out of the blue, clear sky – as the George Strait song goes, we are about to take the first step in trying to survive whatever the hell is about to hit us. We will be leaving [date] for Wyoming and probably will drive straight through, taking turns napping and driving. In a perverse kind of way, this is becoming exciting….besides we love Wyoming just as we do Texas.
Note: ( I toyed with this for awhile). The state of Texas is not a safe place to be George, not even the Davis mountains according to Hubby or that is where we would be headed because we love it out there. The further away from the ocean the better he says. God be with you and yours.
Now, whether this letter is a clear warning or is just a reader sending a “something to freak out George’s monkey-mind” ought to be clear soon enough. But remember our local “earthquake sensitive” sees stuff ahead, too.
And I assume you saw where George Lucas’ remarks about 2012 are now being rewritten in the MSM as “George Lucas was just kidding about that End of the World Thing.” Kidding – or leaking – that’s a judgment call for you to make.
But just remember that one of the apparent ‘rules’ by which the PTB seem to operate is that there is some kind of advance disclosure ‘law’ governing how they behave; It may also be a management-level tenant of the rewritten version of Christianity (Origin is what some Stargate fans call it [another example of hiding truth in plain sight?]) that came out of the First Council of Nicaea…but that’s a too-long-and-too-weird-for-here discussion…although the aware might see how Isis followers might have woven a certain mother-figure into the early church dogma…(no emails on this, please; ankhs for asking – or is that a censor?).
One more morsel from my recent research forays into religion and magnetism? Is the Egyptian ‘the Djed‘** (the second most common magical implement in ancient magick/craft work) a linguistic leak close to ‘the Jedi’? Now think about the extremely intelligent fellow who produced Star Wars we were just talking about a minute ago…Intentional clues, hidden in plain sight….your guess is as good as mine, of course…still…
** From Steve Preston’s “A Closer Look at Ancient History, Book 6, page 257 “Don’t believe for a moment that Egyptians just made up this unusual artifact. In ancient Sumeria we can find the same item drawn and etched on walls.” And from page 261: “The Djed somehow made the user able to ride in the ‘levitating god-star'”.
Thus, it’s not a huge stretch for me to tentatively figure that someone wielding this Djed thing would be a what? A Jedi maybe?
Back to point: Just from the old newsman’s “news nose knows news” if I were making bets, I’d wager the Defense Department tests are to update software on the GPS constellation in order to do “testing” is one hell of an oddly timed event.
What? Tampa gets renumbered, a local sunrise is “off”, Africa is tearing apart and Tony Ring’s quake data has shown a major increase in what over the past six months?
I’m not certain what’s going on, but if I were guessing, I’d bet there’s some fancy new code going up on the birds to adjust carrier phase tracking of the GPS units so that few people on the ground notice differences in time (earth rotational spin) and location drift which might be noticed using differential GPS or wide area augmentation system-enhanced aviation models.
Cool thing bout GPS is people have come to rely on it to a very large extent. So if you’re planning to do any flying in the Southeast USA in the NOTAM period, might want to at least be aware that the airplane you’re on might not be making a GPS (WAAS) IFR approach – might be back on the dual VOR’s.
Oh, one more thing (I’ll mutter in my best imitation of Peter Falk acting his Colombo role: “There’s just one last thing, mothers me, ma’mn…”).
The last signals from the other radiolocation system which might have given away the store was LORAN. It’s last signals were transmitted in the US and Canada last year.
OK, enough of this weirdness. I think I’ll go watch the painting of the tape – just one more day to get past options expiration and then next week. Which might not be pretty…more tomorrow for Peoplenomics.com subscribers…
h/t to J. Stoner