French coast braced for ‘tide of the century’


More daunting earth changes expected to hit France coastline this month…

Published: 19 Feb 2015 13:07 GMT+01:00

French coast braced for 'tide of the century'

The French coast is braced for the slightly misleadingly named “tide of the century”. Photo: Franck Perry/AFP

It might sound like something out of a Hollywood disaster movie, but French authorities are taking next month’s “tide of the century” pretty seriously, partly due to recent and dramatic erosion of parts of its coastline.

The high tide is due to strike on March 21st and will see particularly high sea levels in certain areas along the French coast.

At the famous island of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy (see photo below), which has one of the most marked differences in the levels of low and high tides, waters will rise by about 14.50 metres, compared to low tide – that’s the equivalent of a four story building.

The hazards caused by the high tide were made clear on Friday live on French television when BFM TV’s weather girl Fanny Agostini was taken out by a wave (see video).

It’s a phenomenon that could cause coastal flooding and has put local authorities on alert.

“Of course I’m worried, even if the weather forecast is reassuring and we have put in place an emergency plan,” said Alain Bachelier, mayor of Saint-Jean-le-Thomas, in western Normandy where around 140 houses are threatened if the sea breaks the natural barrier of the sand dunes.

Communes up and down the coast have been stocking up on sand bags and on the Island of Oléron, in Charente Maritime, they have brought in a 700 metre-long infatable barrier.

France’s marine and oceanic service “Shom” has called for vigilance ahead of the high tides. It has warned coastal walkers, fishermen and swimmers “to not adventure too far”, because the “sea will rise quicker than a man can run”.

France will get a taste of how high the seas will be this weekend when another high tide is expected.

The tide coefficients, which help forecast the height of the tide, will be 118 out of a possible maximum of 120 this weekend. When the “tide of the century” hits in March, the coefficients will be 119 out of 120.

The risk of sea flooding this weekend is heightened by a low pressure weather system expected to move in from across the Atlantic, which is often accompanied by a rise in water levels.

The “tide of the century” is a slightly misleading title, given that it occurs every 18 years, the last one being in March 1997. As well as the bay of Mont st-Michel, the Atlantic coast in the  Aquitaine region will be see the highest tides.

Throughout 2015 there will be around 40 high tides of where the co-efficiencies are rated above 100 and 20 where they are calculated at over 110. By all accounts those figures are considered exceptional.

Authorities in France have grown increasingly concerned about coastal flooding. In February last year swathes of pristine coastline were washed away in storms on the Atlantic coast.

The erosion of a coastline normally takes place over decades and centuries. But in western France it happened a lot quicker last winter, with storms taking 10 metres of land off parts of the Atlantic coast, a study revealed.

The Aquitaine Coast Observatory said that its picturesque, beach lined coast had been eroded by at least 10 metres, because of all the recent storms and tidal waves.

In January Le Signal residence was evacuated when it looked as though it was going to fall into the sea.

Around 45 years ago, Le Signal was away from the sea by 200 meters. Now, the distance is 16,50m. The tweet below shows the erosion over recent years.

Ben McPartland (ben.mcpartland@thelocal.com)

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“Earth Has Shifted” – Inuit Elders Issue Warning To NASA And The World


By Susan Duclos

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The Inuits are indigenus people that inhabit the arctic regions of Canada, the United States and Greenland and throughout history their very lives have been dependent on being able to correctly forecast weather…. and they are warning NASA and the world that global warming isn’t the cause of what we are seeing with extreme weather, earthquakes and other events.

The earth has shifted, tilted or as they put it, “wobbled” to the north and they all agree “Their sky has changed!”

The elders maintain the Sun doesn’t rise were it used too, they have longer day light to hunt and the Sun is higher than it used to be and warms up quicker than before. The elders who were interviewed across the north all said the same thing, their sky has changed.

The stars the Sun and the Moon have all changed affecting the temperature, even affecting the way the wind blows, it is becoming increasingly hard to predict the weather, something that is a must on the Arctic.

The elders all agree, they believe the Earth has shifted, wobbled or tilted to the North.

In the first video below I go over an article over at The Big Wobble Almanac and in the videos following that, we see some of the extreme weather events being attributed to this “wobble.”

In the article it states that NASA scientists and experts are “worried” by the information the Inuit Elders are providing for them.

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http://www.allnewspipeline.com/Inuits_Issue_Warning_Earth_Has_Shifted.php

Signs of Change, June 2014


Widespread disaster continue all around the globe as our climate unleashes relentless extremes breaking records and destroying homes and lives..
Freak, rare and extreme weather events has taken place the past month or so….

Thanks for watching and stay safe..

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Super-Flood ~ Suspicious 0bservers


http://www.Suspicious0bservers.org
According to the experts, earth is overdue for a reversal by double their best calculated estimations.

VIDEO CITATIONS
Oxygen Disaster at Reversal: http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0012821X140016…
-Weakening Magnetosphere-
2003 BBC Magnetism Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/na…
2004 NatGeo Magnetism Article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ne…
2006 NatGeo Magnetism Article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ne…
2008 NASA Magnetic Breach: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/…
2011 ESA Magnetism Article: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Obs…)
Magnetic Field Animation: http://wdc.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/igrf/an…
-Pole Shift-
2003 NASA Pole Shift Article: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y20…
2008 Kyoto Pole Shift Animation: http://geomag.org/info/Declination/ma…
2010 Kyoto Pole Shift Visual: http://wdc.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/poles/f…
2011 Discovery Pole Shift Article: http://news.discovery.com/earth/weath…
-Cosmic Rays and Clouds-
Direct Link Between GCR and Clouds: http://earthshine.dmi.dk/tellux/Harri…
Solar Activity Linked to GCR and Clouds: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/…
Cloud Condensation Nuclei: http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.ne…
Further Confirmation: http://scitech.au.dk/en/current-affai…
Cosmic Rays vs Sunspots: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu/modpl…
NASA’s Cosmic Energy Effect: http://science.nasa.gov/media/mediali…
U-Del: Cosmic Rays v Sunspots: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu/modpl…
-Grand Cycle Paper-
Choudhuri 2013: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1312.3408.pdf

Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So ~ May 2014



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqKcbDIyKdw

Is England Going Under? by Julien Rose


 

02/12/2014

– Ode to an Ancient Land –

By Julian Rose

That is maybe a rhetorical question, so I will not so much ask as state ‘England is
going under’. And while that may be taken metaphorically, I mean it more actually.
Great swathes of the Country are slowly drowning under a relentless rainfall that is
part and parcel of an almost continuous barrage of winter storms moving in off the
Atlantic Ocean.

England sticks out into the Atlantic as if asking to be the recipient of an oceanic
battering. The Country leans into the South Westerly’s as a sailor pits himself
against driving wind and spray. She is an island in an Ocean, and one that is close
to going under. There are powerful karmic forces weaving their historical tentacles into this
unfolding saga.

England once stood boldly out of this same Atlantic Ocean sending her great
ships tacking across the high seas, seeking out new Continents and exploiting
whatever treasures fell upon the way. Building empire across the globe in an ever
expanding push for power and glory, wealth and prestige. From this small island
on the Western flank of Continental Europe, the sailing ships and crews set forth
and those that returned, came with their holds crammed with the trophies of their
plunder.

Kings and Queens applauded their exploits, planning and funding ever greater
incursions into the territories they so indulgently sought to lay claim upon.
Invasion was followed by conquest. Conquest by slavery. Slavery by the rule of
Westminster and the Palace. Rule imposed for the ever greater enrichment of the
coffers of the State, its barons and hierarchical elite.

Soon England no longer depended for nourishment upon her own fertile lands and
artisan skills. The peasant farmers were pushed unceremoniously off the land as
Empire became the new provider and the landless British worker was yoked to the
production line, becoming a tool for mass produced exports to newly conquered

The demise of the British Isles was well underway even as its industrial revolution
ground down the last native skills and seasonal rituals of a once bucolic
countryside.

Now the barley barons and kings of industry reigned over our colonial wealth- bolstered island. While, almost unnoticed, the newly instated merchant banker moved deftly into the wheel house so as to decisively lay his hand upon the course of history and build a money empire to match, and eventually overtake, the acquisitions of the colonies.

The City of London soon stood solid and arrogant – the power house of this vast Empire.
And while the British initiated slave trade was finally banned by an act of
parliament, the British people took on the mantle of slavery, bowing to the new
citadel whose tentacles reached out into great swathes of colonial wealth – and
steadily drank it dry.

Oh England, my England, so where is your soul today?
Two World wars then tore the last of your subtle spirit from its sanctuary of rolling
hills and valleys where once King Arthur ventured on his mystic journey and Druid
tribals camped among the ancient oaks and standing stones.
Where to now old island?

Now that the foolish men in dark suits shout their pathetic schoolboy jibes to and
fro across the floor of what was once a shrine to an idea called democracy. Now
that the macadam motorway and sterile hypermarket have vanquished the ox
cart’s winding track and breezy market stall – where to now?

Now that the spirits and devas are driven from the edge of once pristine tinkling
streams, and enchanted copses have met their fate at the hand of the brutal
chain-saw. Where to now?

Now it is your turn to be on the receiving end. The crimes of your past are
catching-up with you, dear England. The arrogance and greed of your masters
could not go unnoticed – could not pass-by unattoned for. Nor could the pacifistic
stance taken by the greater populous when confronted with such frequent acts of
national and international vandalism.

The karmic retribution could not be stalled forever.

Prepare your arks all those who can read the signs. Prepare yourselves for the
deluge –whose first ferocious swathes are already upon the land.
Head for the hills and higher climbs and take simple tools to prepare the ground.
A great cleansing is upon this island; a cleansing that will jolt befuddled minds into
memories of great stories of other eras, when lands were swallowed by mighty
acts of nature.

And yes, nature it is that once again rises up in defiance of all attempts to bring
her under the control of those who would use and abuse her for their private
wealth and make of her a platform for staging their profit driven foreign wars.
This oh so British ‘civilization’, once so proud to lead the way in matters of
conquest, was always bound at some point to receive its retribution. So proud to
turn away from nature and forge its industrial steel into the wheels of the brave
new world of mass consumerism.

A world that left behind it all gentle arts that nature had so diligently taught.
But such is She that no man can turn his back for long upon her simmering
powers. No man can lay claim to having pacified and sold her soul – because
passivity was not on her agenda, and her soul was never for sale. And those
who sought to profit from her bounty will soon leave empty handed; for that time,
prophesied of old, has finally come.

Not even the vicious technologically engineered destruction of our climate can
suppress the rising winds of change that are upon this scarred and battered jewel
called Earth. It can only increase their velocity.

So look now upon the rising waters and know what they are. Few Countries will
escape the fever that’s upon this World. A fever for which the only cure is the
unconditional metamorphosis of man himself, washed through and through,
cleansed of that reckless hubris which has brought us to this tipping point.
The tide is turning upon mankind – and this England which juts out into the rising
stormy ocean to her West, will shoulder a heavy price for its blinkered, stubborn
occupants, who for so long turned a blind eye on deeper truths and refused to look
upon the blood encrusted pages of colonial history.

Go under then. But when the great healing is finally done and the storms abate ..
recede; rise again oh beautiful island, greet the coming dawn in vivid celebration
of all that’s sacred, true, profound. Set forth your green and glorious valleys once
more, so the animals may step out once again, two by two, to greet the unmasked
glory which calls to be reborn.

Meet Julian at Watkins Bookshop, London! February 20th 2014 – see link
http://www.watkinsbooks.com/review/author-talks-in-january-february-2014

About the Author

Julian is a committed international activist, writer, farmer and actor. He is an early pioneer of
UK organic farming methods and is currently involved in the front line of efforts to keep Poland
free from genetically modified organisms. Julian is President of The International Coalition
to Protect the Polish Countryside. His book Changing Course for Life can be purchased
on www.changingcourseforlife.info. His latest book In Defence of Life – a Radical Reworking
of Green Wisdom is available at Amazon.com or can be requested onhttp://www.julianrose.info/

Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So August 2013 Part 1


The first 10 days of August has been both strange and extreme with some dramatic and intense moments. With so much going on I’ll be posting around every 10 days now. The work is getting hard to do each week without missing much. Also Check out the new channel Last Message (By 2011Message) for his series 2013 Is Strange.
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*This series does not mean the world is ending! It’s just a documentary of the extreme weather events that are leading to bigger earth changes. Follow the series to see the signs!*

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Signs Of Change For July 2013


With the month of July ending I decided to upload this video in dramatic fashion for the last one of this eventful month. Please feel free to download and share this series if you like them, just remember to leave credit. Also check out the new channel by 2011message called 2013message to continue following his series 2013 Is Strange, find it here http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnf7M…

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Week 4

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Week 1

Weather cost the world $85 billion so far this year. Only 1/4 of that was insured


share of natural disaster losses insured

Wild weather has already taken an $85 billion toll on the world so far in 2013. Believe it or not, that’s actually a pretty typical sum for the first six months of the year. In fact, the tally of expensive disasters—that includes flooding in central Europe ($22 billion), a 6.6-magnitude earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province ($14 billion), tornadoes and other severe weather in the US ($4.5 billion from May 18-22 alone), and droughts in Brazil ($8.3 billion), China ($4.2 billion), and New Zealand ($1.6 billion)—is actually 15% lower than the 10-year average.

What’s unusual about 2013 is that many natural disasters struck places where people lack insurance. In fact, just 24% of the $85 billion in losses for the first half of 2013 were insured, according to new data released by Aon Benfield, a reinsurance advisory firm. Over the last 10 years, about 28% of disaster-related losses have been insured. Even in Europe, only 24%—$5.3 billion—in losses from flooding in May and June were actually insured.

insurance penetration coverage world globally

Just look at how much of the world there is to insure!Munich RE

This presents a huge money-making opportunity. Yes, insurance companies have to pay up when things get destroyed, but there’s also clearly a lot more money to be made in insurance premiums in under-insured regions.

What’s more, the business of doom is swiftly becoming an asset class of its own—and one that pension funds love. With yields low across the world and markets difficult for funds to play, insurance companies are seeing an uptick in demand for catastrophe bonds, the cuter industry lingo for which is “cat bonds.”

For example, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) needed protection against storm surges. Instead of seeking out a private reinsurance company to pre-fund its commitment to insuring the MTA, earlier this month it issued cat bonds to the public through a subsidiary. The MTA ultimately raised $200 million in coverage for the next three years. Meanwhile, investors in its cat bonds got a debt security that’s not affected by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and returns a higher yield than a lot of other investments they can make right now—4.5% in this case. (For more details on how this works, see our recent discussion of the mechanics of cat bonds here.)

With so much of the world underinsured—and with what certainly looks to be a steady rise in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather—there’s clearly lots to be made betting on calamity.

http://qz.com/108946/weather-cost-the-world-85-billion-so-far-this-year-only-14-of-that-was-insured/

Disaster capitalism = Psychopathy…profiting from the pain and suffering of others should be criminalized. Lets not lose sight of how many disasters are caused by weather modification and cloud seeding.

Signs Of Change The Past Week…Or So ~ July 2013 Part 2


This is the first I’ve seen of underground fires erupting, which could mean that as the Earth continues to expand there are areas where rising magma is getting very close to the surface. It’s kind of hard to tell, but it looks like you can see the magma through one of the openings in the ground.  How will these fires interact with rising methane and hydrogen sulfide gases, and are the two related? Should be the next logical question…

 

Floods top 2013 world disaster bill so far


 

 

July 11, 2013 CLIMATE Floods that caused billions of dollars in losses were the world’s most expensive natural disasters so far this year, with central Europe being hit hardest, re-insurers Munich Re said on Tuesday. Altogether, natural catastrophes — also including earthquakes, tornadoes and heat waves — caused $45 billion in losses in the first half of 2013, well below the 10-year average of $85 billion. Insured losses worldwide totaled about $13 billion, said Munich Re. Inland flooding that affected parts of Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia caused about 47 percent of overall global losses and 45 percent of insured losses, said the leading reinsurance company based in Munich, Germany. The deadliest disaster out of 460 recorded “natural hazard events” worldwide was a series of flash floods in northern India and Nepal that killed more than 1,000 people in June after early and exceptionally heavy monsoon rains. By far the most expensive natural disaster was the river flooding that hit southern and eastern Germany and neighboring countries in May and June, causing more than $16 billion in damage, most of it in Germany. “The frequency of flood events in Germany and central Europe has increased by a factor of two since 1980,” said Munich Re board member Torsten Jeworrek. In some places, 400 liters of rain per square meter fell within a few days. With the ground already saturated from the rainiest spring in half a century, this led to rapid swelling of the Danube and Elbe river systems. Peter Hoeppe, head of Munich Re’s Geo Risks Research unit, said in a statement that “it is evident that days with weather conditions that lead to such flooding are becoming more frequent.” As weather systems tend to remain stationary for longer, he said there was a higher chance for heavy and long-lasting rains, and for summer heat-waves and droughts. “Debate in climate research is currently focusing on what the causes of such changes in weather patterns could be and what role climate change might play in this,” he said. “But it is naturally not possible to explain single events on this basis.” –News Discovery

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/

First decade of 21st century: unprecedented high-impact climate extremes since measurements began!


The first decade of the 21st century was the warmest for both hemispheres and for both land and ocean temperatures. High temperatures were accompanied by a rapid decline in Arctic sea ice, and an accelerating loss of the ice sheets of the world’s glaciers.

Earth experienced above-average precipitation, including one year – 2010 – that broke all previous records. 2001 – 2010 period was also marked by dramatic climate and weather extremes such as the European heatwave of 2003, the 2010 floods in Pakistan, hurricane Katrina in the United States of America (USA), cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and long-term droughts in the Amazon Basin, Australia and East Africa.

Extreme floods, droughts and tropical cyclones were all experienced across the world and throughout the decade. More than 370,000 people died as a result of these, representing a 20 per cent increase in casualties from the previous decade. This increase is due mainly to the dramatic increase in the total reported deaths arising from heatwaves in 2003 and 2010.

Impact of Extreme events during 2001-2010 compared with 1991-2000. Total number of loss of lives

Temperatures

The average land and ocean-surface temperature for the decade 2001-2010 was estimated to be 14.47°C, or 0.47°C above the 1961–1990 global average and +0.21°C above the 1991–2000 global average (with a factor of uncertainty of ± 0.1°C).

The decadal rate of increase in the global temperature accelerated between 1971 and 2010. The global temperature increased at an average estimated rate of 0.17°C per decade during that period, compared with 0.062°C per decade for the entire 1880-2010 period. The average 2001-2010 decadal temperature was 0.21°C warmer than 1991–2000, which in turn was +0.14°C warmer than 1981-1990.

Every year of the decade except 2008 was among the 10 warmest years on record. The warmest year ever recorded was 2010, with a temperature estimated at 0.54°C above the 14.0°C long term average of 1961-1990 base period, followed closely by 2005.

Above-average temperatures were observed over most parts of the globe in 2001-2010. This was particularly marked in the higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere. Greenland recorded the largest decadal temperature anomaly, at +1.71°C above the long-term average and with a temperature in 2010 of +3.2°C above average.  Africa experienced warmer than normal conditions in every year of the decade.

Decadal global combined surface-air temperature over land and sea-surface temperature (°C) obtained from the average over the three independent datasets maintained by the HadCRU, NOAA-NCDCand NASA-GISS.The Horizontal grey line indicates the long term average value ( 14°C).

Results from WMO’s survey showed that nearly 94% of reporting countries had their warmest decade in 2001-2010 and no country reported a nationwide average decadal temperature anomaly cooler than  the long term average.

Some 44% of countries in the survey reported nationwide hottest temperature records in 2001-2010, compared to 24% in 1991-2000.  Coldest daily minimum temperature absolute records showed an opposite pattern:  In 1961-1970, nearly 32 % of the countries reported nationwide lowest minimum temperature values. The percentage decreased to 11% in 2001-2010.

Droughts

Drought affected more people than any other kind of natural disaster due to their large scale and long-lasting nature. Some of the highest-impact and long-term droughts struck Australia (in 2002 and other years), East Africa (2004 and 2005, resulting in widespread loss of life) and the Amazon Basin (2010) with negative environmental impacts.

Flooding and heavy precipitation

Numerous high-impact flooding and heavy precipitation events were recorded during the decade. WMO devoted special case study to the large-scale flooding event which occurred in Pakistan in July 2010. It affected more than 20 million people and claimed some 2 000 casualties.

The 2001-2010 decade was the second wettest since 1901. Globally, 2010 was the wettest year since the start of instrumental records.

Most parts of the globe had above-normal precipitation during the decade. The eastern USA, northern and eastern Canada, and many parts of Europe and central Asia were particularly wet.

According to the WMO survey, floods were the most frequently experienced extreme events over the course of the decade. Eastern Europe was particularly affected in 2001 and 2005, India in 2005, Africa in 2008, Asia (notably Pakistan, where 2 000 people died and 20 million were affected) in 2010, and Australia, also in 2010.

According to the 2011 Global Assessment Report, the average population exposed to flooding every year increased by 114% globally between 1970 and 2010, a period in which the world’s population increased by 87% from 3.7 billion to 6.9 billion.

Heatwaves

Anomalously warm weather that lasts for several days or weeks and has a severe impact on society is often referred to as a heatwave. Extreme heatwaves occurred in Europe in summer 2003 (more than 66 000 deaths in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain, together) and in the Russian Federation in 2010 (more than 55 000 related deaths).

Severe storms

More than 500 cyclone-related disaster events were recorded killing nearly 170,000 people, affecting over 250 million, and caused estimated damages of $380 billion. The number of people exposed to severe storms almost tripled in cyclone-prone areas, increasing by 192%, in the same period.

According to NOAA-NCDC, 2001 – 2010 was the most active decade since 1855 for tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic Basin. An average of 15 named storms per year was recorded, well above the 1981 -2010 long-term average of 12 named storms per year. The most active season ever recorded was 2005, with a total of 27 named storms, of which 15 reached hurricane intensity and seven were classified as major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher).

The North Indian Ocean saw the deadliest tropical cyclone recorded during the decade, when Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar in early May 2008. More than 138 000 people were reported killed or missing, eight million people were affected and thousands of homes were destroyed.

Composition of the atmosphere

In addition to analyzing global and regional temperatures, it also charted the rising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, finding that global concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose by 39 per cent since the start of the industrial era in 1750, nitrous oxide concentrations rose by 20 per cent and methane concentrations more than tripled.

According to the WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, global-average atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide rose to 389 ppm1 in 2010 (an increase of 39 per cent compared to pre-industrial times), methane to 1 808.0 ppb1 (158 per cent) and nitrous oxide to 323.2 ppb (20 per cent). This changing composition of the atmosphere is causing the global average temperature to rise, which, in turn, exerts a significant influence on the hydrological cycle and leads to other changes
in climate and weather patterns.

Humanity’s emissions of chlorofluorocarbons and other chemicals have also changed the atmosphere by damaging the stratospheric ozone layer that filters out harmful ultraviolet radiation.

Cryosphere

The record warmth of the decade was accompanied by the melting of ice caps, sea ice and glaciers and the thawing of permafrost. In addition to being a sign of a warming climate, melting ice and snow also affected water supplies, transport routes, infrastructure, marine ecosystems much more.

This image compares the average sea ice extent for September 2007 to September 2005; the magenta line indicates the long-term median from 1979 to 2000. September 2007 sea ice extent was 4.28 million square kilometers (1.65 million square miles), compared to 5.57 million square kilometers (2.14 million square miles) in September 2005. This image is from the NSIDC Sea Ice Index. Image courtesy of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder.

The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean dropped below the previous all-time record set in 2007. This year also marks the first time that there has been less than 4 million square kilometers (1.54 million square miles) of sea ice since satellite observations began in 1979. This animation shows the 2012 time-series of ice extent using sea ice concentration data from the DMSP SSMI/S satellite sensor. The black area represents the daily average (median) sea ice extent over the 1979-2000 time period. Layered over top of that are the daily satellite measurements from January 1 — September 14, 2012. A rapid melt begins in July, whereby the 2012 ice extents fall far below the historical average. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (www.nsidc.org) will confirm the final minimum ice extent data and area once the melt stabilizes, usually in mid-September.

​The report concludes that understanding the Earth’s climate and trends in temperature, precipitation and extreme events is of vital importance to human well being and sustainable development. As the report confirms, climate scientists can now link some natural oscillations to seasonal climate trends. They also understand the mechanisms by which humanity’s greenhouse-gas emissions are raising global average temperatures.

While climate scientists believe that it is not yet possible to attribute individual extremes to climate change, they increasingly conclude that many recent events would have occurred in a different way – or would not have occurred at all – in the absence of climate change. (WMO)

In this overview of WMO publication we provided only a glimpse at the extreme climate conditions Earth has experienced in the first decade of 21st century. Many scientists still argue as to why this weather extremes are happening; whether growing human civilization is the source of extreme weather events or they are just the part of natural occurring process. For more facts WMO released please read the summary or the full report for even more data. Links are provided below. 

Sources: UN, WMO

  • WMO’s summary report can be found here.
  • Full report can be found here.

Featured image: Sunset variations by http://www.flickr.com/photos/66521457@N03/9209601874

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/07/06/first-decade-of-21st-century-unprecedented-high-impact-climate-extremes-since-measurements-began/

Worst floods in 50 years lay waste to China’s Beichuan county- 30 believed buried alive


July 10, 2013 BEIJING — Flooding in western China, the worst in 50 years for some areas, triggered a landslide Wednesday that buried about 30 people, trapped hundreds in a highway tunnel and destroyed a high-profile memorial to a devastating 2008 earthquake. Meanwhile, to the northeast, at least 12 workers were killed when a violent rainstorm caused the collapse of an unfinished coal mine workshop they were building, said a statement from the city government of Jinzhong, where the accident occurred. The accident Tuesday night came amid heavy rain and high winds across a swath of northern China, including the capital, Beijing. There was no immediate word on the chances of survival for the 30 or so people buried in the landslide in the city of Dujiangyan in Sichuan province, but rescue workers with search dogs rushed to the area, the official Xinhua News Agency said. State-run China Central Television said hundreds of people were trapped in a highway tunnel between Dujiangyan and Wenchuan – the epicenter of the earthquake five
years ago that left 90,000 people dead or missing.
Authorities were not able to make contact with the people, the report said. Mudslides and flooding are common in China’s mountainous areas, killing hundreds of people every year. Deforestation has led to soil erosion and made some parts of China prone to mudslides after strong rains. In nearby Beichuan county, flooding destroyed buildings and wrecked exhibits at a memorial for the 2008 earthquake. The quake left the Beichuan county seat unlivable. The town was abandoned, and 27 square kilometers (10 square miles) of ruins were turned into a memorial and museum. The flooding also caused the collapse of an almost 50-year-old bridge in a neighboring county, sending six vehicles into the raging waters and leaving 12 people missing. Since Sunday, flooding in Sichuan has affected 360,000 people, damaging or destroying 300 homes and forcing at least 6,100 emergency evacuations, state media reported. –Charlotte Observer


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Heavy rain and flooding swamp city of San Antonio, TX – two dead, scores rescued


 
May 25, 2013SAN ANTONIO, TX – The wet weather plaguing many parts of the U.S. this holiday weekend has turned fatal in sodden San Antonio. Two people are dead, and nearly two hundred more have been rescued as heavy rain has pummeled the Texas city, causing flash flooding. The majority of rescues were people trapped in their vehicles in low-lying areas of the city, San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove told NBC News. Bove confirmed one fatality thus far, a 29-year-old woman who was trapped in her vehicle and tried to escape the rising water by climbing onto the car’s roof. She was washed away, and her body was found down the road against a fence. A man who had been trapped in his vehicle is unaccounted for. Weather Channel Meteorologist Nick Wiltgen said San Antonio received 12.16 inches of rain in the 24 hours ending at 11 a.m. Central Time on Saturday. That is just shy of the 24-hour record for the city of 13.35 inches in October 1998. –NBC News
 
U.S. loses major weather satellite: A satellite designed to track severe weather in the US, has failed on the eve of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. Experts fear it could not have happened at a worse time. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the satellite, which provides coverage for the entire US eastern seaboard, is relied upon to track hurricanes threatening cities along the coast. The NOAA gave a warning that this year’s hurricane season – the first since hurricane Sandy devastated the New York and New Jersey shorelines last October – is likely to be “extremely active.” The Atlantic-Caribbean hurricane season begins this week and lasts for six months. The NOAA has predicted as many as 13 to 20 tropical storms could threaten homes, with half of those likely to strengthen. The NOAA announced that a spare satellite had been activated while attempts are made to fix the failed one, but added there was currently “no estimate on its return to operations.” The organization’s three current Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) were built by Boeing and designed to last 10 years. The failed satellite, GOES-13, was launched in 2006. NOAA typically operates two GOES spacecraft over the country, overlooking the East and West coasts, plus one on-orbit spare. The satellites are fitted with technology enabling them to watch for clouds and developing storms. The first sign of trouble with GOES-13, the primary East coast satellite, emerged late last Wednesday when it failed to relay expected images, NOAA reports showed. If a second GOES should fail, NOAA would operate its remaining satellite to get a full view of the US every half-hour. The organization would also depend more on other information relayed by polar-orbiting weather satellites.


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Extreme Weather Phenomena Escalating Worldwide


Published on May 7, 2013

SuspectSky SuspectSky

Over the past year the world has experienced unprecedented and bizarre weather phenomena – from record breaking heat and cold to increasing earthquake activity worldwide. It’s not just global warming, but rather, a system wide surge of strange weather activity.

This video compiles extreme earth changes and weather events, with footage including meteors entering the atmosphere, sinkholes opening up worldwide, the discovery of dark lightning, increasing volcano activity, and a uniquely unusual UFO sighting in Ireland.

While this video does NOT imply extreme weather is a result of human activity – it does suggest that climate change is real and occurring all around us. Whatever the source, one may ask – will extreme weather define our world’s history for decades to come?

 

30 Foot Wall Of Lake Ice Rips Through Homes In Canada


Can we get an explanation as to why the ice suddenly rushed forward? What happened? This isn’t ordinary…

Published on May 12, 2013

May 11, 2013 CBC News
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Signs Of Change, Mid April – May 8, 2013


Wow! Gaia is really wreaking havoc, what’s really incredible is considering the massive flooding, a dam breaking, the large earthquakes and volcanic activity taking place in some of the poorest parts of the world, “relatively” few lives appear to have been lost.

Naturally my prayers go out to all the families have who lost loved ones, but when you take a look at the sheer volume of destruction in some places, IMO the death toll could’ve been considerably higher. For instance, tornado’s in Italy are rare, people there likely haven’t been taught how to take cover and stay safe in tornadic conditions; in addition, there weren’t any sirens to forewarn people in the tornado’s path either.

Earths management team has a good handle on assisting Gaia and her children through the shift with with as little loss of life as possible. Fortunately, we’re a resilient race and can be quite resourceful when faced with crisis, and lucky survivors when confronting danger. There’s no reason for fear, we’re always right where we’re supposed to be…

Also, I think it was in the second video that a helicopter cameraman catches footage of Saturn’s rings from his camera!! Very cool..

Here’s the last three weeks of “Signs of Change”…

Published on May 8, 2013

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The weather all around this planet has gone crazy this week!
Floods, wildfires, dead fish, meteors, record breaking snow storms and so much more has taking place the past week or so. Thanks for watching here and stay safe!

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Audio Network – Solar Eclipse

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Published on May 1, 2013

Signs Of Change, April 2013 Part 4

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Floods, earthquakes, meteorites crashing into houses and more has taking place the past week or so.
If you think that I’ve missed a few events you’re right. With summer getting close I don’t have the time to do alot of research. I might change this series to every two week soon so I can keep giving you some great videos with lots of info and events. I’ll keep you guys posted on that. Thanks for watching here and stay safe!

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Vlado Hudec — Revelations

Published on Apr 23, 2013

Signs Of Change, April 2013 Part 3

Powerful eartquakes, sandstorms, major flooding and fireballs falling from the sky has taking place the past week or so..

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Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So, April 2013 (Part 2)


See http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/ for more info on hydrogen sulfide expulsion event, which is most likely linked to the mass mammal and marine deaths in China. Be sure to check the page on preventative measures for protecting your home and loved ones from being affected.

Published on Apr 16, 2013

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The series moves on for yet another week. Earthquake, landslides, massive sinkholes, record snowfall and more has taking place the past week or so..(More Below)


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Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So April 2013, Part 1


With floods and earthquakes continually pounding various parts of the world over the last few years, displacing thousands of people each time a disaster hits. The numbers of homeless, displaced people must be skyrocketing into the millions just from climate change alone. It’s bad enough that countless numbers have been dispossessed by banks stealing their homes, now natural disasters have increased the numbers of homeless populations globally at an exponential rate. We can add another 3000 people from Buenos Aires who lost homes due to flooding. Since these floods are happening in some of the poorest areas of the world, we can assume the governments aren’t prepared to adequately assist so many in need of housing.

Published on Apr 9, 2013

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Just when you thought nothing is going on, this series continues….
Earthquakes, major flooding, records being smashed and so much more has taking place the past week or so..
Thanks for watching here and stay safe!

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