Philippines Now Hit with Category 3 Typhoon ‘RAMMASUN’ July 15, 2014

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Not the same area of the Philippines AGAIN!  Natural or Weather Wars?  Anyone hear?  ~ BP

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7/15/2014 — Philippines hit with Category 3 Typhoon ‘RAMMASUN’

Typhoon “Rammasun” is now making landfall as a Category 3, hitting directly upon the central Philippines.

The area which was heavily damaged in the 2013 Super-Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan is being hit again now.

Updated tropical storm information can be obtained via the links below:

http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/

 

Visit the Dutchsinse website for more info…

 

Return of the Goddess

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Starship Earth: The Big Picture:

The highest highs and the deepest lows are ours to experience, but the balance will come. Looking forward to the 7th…

Originally posted on Orion Diamond:

hathoor-mainA cryptic message from my friend a few days before the Eclipse started an inner rumbling within my being.  The message read “Heart-stone awakens, Isis Goddess ancient portal”.  A perfect cryptic clue for the week that followed.  I knew something huge was happening within the universe and that we were all in for an energetic shake up of a proportion not seen before.

I spent the Solstice on the beach with friends activating ancient Geometric energies and portals of the Star Gate. It was a super charged day full of light and fun with a cosmic reading that blew me away.  I knew being this high usually means that the days ahead will be a deep recalibration process. So from the Solstice until this day I have been to the depths of despair and to the heights of the stars and back again numerous times.   The energy flowing through…

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I Know Where the Plane Went! (Humour) [video]

If we can find where all this goes, I think we’ll have our plane.

Sorry, couldn’t resist.  I’ve seen some bizarre stuff going on with Planet Earth, and this will add to Gaia’s repertoire.  Fascinating!

Thank you Patrick for helping the techno-weenie share this video. You’re the best!  ~ BP

Published on 21 Apr 2013

Dviete, Latvia GPS Coordinates: 26.29209, 56.05268

Monstrous whirlpool in parish Dviete, Latvia swallows everything in its path. Swallowing everything dragged towards its direction, this monstrous whirlpool looks as if a plug has been pulled from the ground beneath.

Atvars apēd visu ledu un pārējo, kas peld pa ūdens virsmu!!! Video uzņēmis Guntis Astičs, Dvietes pagastā, Ilūkstes novadā 18.04.2013.

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Antarctic Sea Ice Hit 35-year Record High January 4th

Antarctic sea ice extent Sunday compared to 1979-2000 normal (NSIDC)

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Antarctic sea ice has grown to a record large extent for a second straight year, baffling scientists seeking to understand why this ice is expanding rather than shrinking in a warming world.

On Saturday, the ice extent reached 19.51 million square kilometers, according to data posted on the National Snow and Ice Data Center Web site.  That number bested record high levels set earlier this month and in 2012 (of 19.48 million square kilometers). Records date back to October 1978.

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The increasing ice is especially perplexing since the water beneath the ice has warmed, not cooled.

“The overwhelming evidence is that the Southern Ocean is warming,” said Jinlun Zhang, a University of Washington scientist, studying Antarctic ice. “Why would sea ice be increasing? Although the rate of increase is small, it is a puzzle to scientists.”

In a new study in the Journal of Climate, Zhang finds both strengthening and converging winds around the South Pole can explain 80 percent of the increase in ice volume which has been observed.

“The polar vortex that swirls around the South Pole is not just stronger than it was when satellite records began in the 1970s, it has more convergence, meaning it shoves the sea ice together to cause ridging,” the study’s press release explains. “Stronger winds also drive ice faster, which leads to still more deformation and ridging. This creates thicker, longer-lasting ice, while exposing surrounding water and thin ice to the blistering cold winds that cause more ice growth.”

But no one seems to have a conclusive answer as to why winds are behaving this way.

“I haven’t seen a clear explanation yet of why the winds have gotten stronger,” Zhang told Michael Lemonick of Climate Central.

Some point to stratospheric ozone depletion, but a new study published in the Journal of Climate notes that computer models simulate declining – not increasing – Antarctic sea ice in recent decades due to this phenomenon (aka the ozone “hole”).

“This modeled Antarctic sea ice decrease in the last three decades is at odds with observations, which show a small yet statistically significant increase in sea ice extent,” says the study, led by Colorado State University atmospheric scientist Elizabeth Barnes.

A recent study by Lorenzo Polvani and Karen Smith of Columbia University says the model-defying sea ice increase may just reflect natural variability.

If the increase in ice is due to natural variability, Zhang says, warming from manmade greenhouse gases should eventually overcome it and cause the ice to begin retreating.

“If the warming continues, at some point the trend will reverse,” Zhang said.

However, a conclusion of the Barnes study is that the recovery of the stratospheric ozone layer – now underway – may slow/delay Antarctic warming and ice melt.

Ultimately, it’s apparent the relationship between ozone depletion, climate warming from greenhouse gases, natural variability, and how Antarctic ice responds is all very complicated. In sharp contrast, in the Arctic, there seems to be a relatively straightforward relationship between temperature and ice extent.

Related: Arctic sea ice has *not* recovered, in 7 visuals

Thus, in the Antarctic, we shouldn’t necessarily expect to witness the kind of steep decline in ice that has occurred in the Arctic.

“…the seeming paradox of Antarctic ice increasing while Arctic ice is decreasing is really no paradox at all,” explains Climate Central’s Lemonick. “The Arctic is an ocean surrounded by land, while the Antarctic is land surrounded by ocean. In the Arctic, moreover, you’ve got sea ice decreasing in the summer; at the opposite pole, you’ve got sea ice increasing in the winter. It’s not just an apples-and-oranges comparison: it’s more like comparing apple pie with orange juice.”

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The Devastation of Deepwater Horizon from Above: Photos Show Gulf’s 210 MILLION Gallon Oil Slick [video]

Aerial view of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. After the Deepwater Horizon platform sank on the 22nd April 2010, it began a spill that released over 60,000 barrels of crude oil every day for the next three months

This is what we have done to Gaia.  There are many photos, so please refer to the originating site to see the rest and the video. Shocking.  The negligence involved in this catastrophe is simply shocking and I’ve reported on this before.  ~ BP

In the spring of 2010, an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, unleashing untold amounts of crude oil into the water’s fragile ecosystem.

At the time, there were numerous pictures of oil-slicked turtles and birds – a reminder of the sheer havoc the incident wrought upon the environment.

Now a new set of pictures has been released showing the slick from above, taken by photographer Daniel Beltrá, who documented the spill from a Cessna floatplane, 3,000ft above the Louisiana coastline.

The April 20th, 2010, explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers, injured 17 more and caused nearly 50,000 barrels of oil per day to spew into the gulf.

The well went unplugged for nearly three months, causing the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.

These photos are a grim reminder of the real damage that can be caused by such massive oil spills but also show the beauty that can be seen as man and nature try to repair the damage done.

‘SPILL’ by Daniel Beltrá is published by GOST Books.

 

Snow on Pyramids of Giza: First Time in 112 Years

Many are saying that everything is different now, is changing, that “firsts” abound.

Giza_pyramids_snow_Dec 13A Facebook friend who runs tours at the pyramids posted the other day that it was raining and it could turn to snow that night and they were pretty excited about the prospect.

They got their wish, and they consider this to be a sign; of purification. Beautiful, isn’t it? The snow is gone now, but it left its mark.

Old cycles are ending and we’re experiencing the advent of the new. We and Gaia are morphing. It’s already in progress and no one and nothing can stop it.

I thought it intriguing when I learned that these three pyramids mirror the stars in Orion’s belt. And speaking of Orion, have you seen the two stars at the top and bottom of that constellation lately? They sparkle like Liberace’s suit.  I think it would be Rigel and Betelgeuse, but especially Rigel.

I don’t know what has changed, whether it’s our atmosphere, Gaia’s energetic grid, the energies WE are emanating, the photon belt or what, but I am delighted to see so many glittering stars in our skies with red and green flashes.

Someone said our new world would be filled with colours like we have never seen them before. I could go for that. I believe the rewards that will be showered on us will shatter every expectation. It’s coming. It’s coming. Send your fears packing. Relax. I think it’s going to be a helluva Christmas.

 

Antarctica Sets New Record for Coldest Temperature on Earth [video]

So much for the ‘Global Warming’ lie, eh?  Come on… there are record cold temps being experienced in many places right now—so much so that in reality Global Cooling appears to be the trend.  ~ BP

Data from a NASA satellite reveals temperatures in east Antarctica recently plunged below 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit,the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth.

“I’ve never been in conditions that cold, and I hope I never am,” said ice scientist Ted Scambos of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo. “I am told that every breath is painful, and you have to be extremely careful not to freeze part of your throat or lungs when inhaling.”

Click HERE to find see the ten coldest places on Earth.

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Seven Volcanoes in Six Countries All Start Erupting within Hours of Each Other [video]

Wow, Gaia’s evolution is on the uptick. It is what it is and has to happen. Try not to worry about it.  Don’t miss the video of Mount Etna. It’s better than fireworks.  ~ BP

November 21, 2013

A new island has appeared in the Pacific. A submarine eruption just off Nishino-Shima Island Japan has erupted for the first time in 40 years. The Japanese Navy noticed the explosions as boiling lava met sea water giving rise to plumes of steam and ash.

Colima Volcano. Image taken from Colima, Mexico (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Colima Volcano. Image taken from Colima, Mexico (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Almost 7,000 miles away in Mexico, the Colima volcano blew its top after a period of relative calm. A steam and ash cloud rose two miles into the sky and the grumbling of the mountain could be heard in towns a few miles away.

In Guatemala the ‘Fire Mountain’ belched out lava and sent up a moderate ash cloud causing an ash fall over nearby towns. The explosions and shock waves occurring in the volcano can be felt by residents over 6 miles away. Doors and windows are reported to be rattling, but there has been no damage so far.

In Vanuatu the Yasur volcano is giving some cause for concern. Although the explosions are quite weak the continuous ash that is coming from the mountain is starting to build up on farming land.

Over to Italy, Mount Etna is putting on quite a display. The current eruption started a few days ago and has been getting stronger as time moves on. A massive eruption lit up the sky and disturbed residents yesterday. The ash cloud was high enough to see flights canceled. The lava flow was the biggest in years, and the town of Zafferana which lay in its path saw some damage. Lava diverters were put into place, and most of the town escaped unscathed.

The Etna eruption (Nov 17th)

In Indonesia a four mile high ash cloud is making life hard for residents. Mount Sinabung came back to life in 2010 after dormancy of hundreds of years. Occasionally coming to life after its 2010 awakening, the rumbling of the volcano prompted the evacuation of over 6000 people as scientists feared a major eruption. There has been no lava flows so far but the ash cloud is growing.

 
Mount Sinabung ash cloud

Still in Indonesia but on the island of Java this time, Mount Merapi exploded yesterday. Hundreds of people were killed when it last erupted in 2010. There is no news of casualties at this point.

So, we have eruptions big enough to prompt evacuations. Flights are canceled, and a new island pops up off the coast of Japan. I would have called that newsworthy myself but obviously I’m wrong. If I was right it would have been common knowledge right? Reports may have been on the news right?

So many volcanoes throwing so much gas, ash and particulates into the air can have an effect on climate, this is a scientific fact. I’m not saying that these volcanoes herald the start of a new ice age but the planet certainly seems to be getting a bit more active of late.

Continued large eruptions put a huge amount of particulate matter into the atmosphere, and these particles reflect sunlight away from earth and when there is enough of them the temperatures can drop.

The Mount Pinatubo eruption lowered temperatures by around 0.5°C across the Northern Hemisphere.

Considering that we are in a cooling period anyway, having so many volcanoes going off at the same time is not good. Aside from the devastating effects the lava and ash can have on the lives of those living near to them, the global impacts can be enormous.

Lost crops due to ash fall and lower temperatures can lead to hunger and famine, as happened after the Tambora eruption in 1815.

Economic losses due to lost crops and canceled flights runs into millions of dollars a day, as with the Icelandic eruption of Eyjafjallojkull (pronounced: aya fiat la u cud la) in 2010.

The spasms of the earth come without warning, but at the same time those spasms should be a wake up call to all of us that change can happen in the blink of an eye.

Better be prepared for it.

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