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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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.

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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.

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…


Epic rainfall devastates Toronto: More than a month’s rain falls in less than 2 hours – ‘like nothing we’ve ever seen’

July 9, 2013TORONTO, CANIt is official: the epic rainfall in Toronto on Monday afternoon that drenched highways, had cars bobbing up and down in rainwater and overwhelmed 911 was an extreme weather event. No, experts say, it wasn’t because of climate change. But yes, we will likely see more storms like it. “This is likely the wettest moment in Toronto’s history,” David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, said on Monday evening while rain was still falling. “By the end, we may have a new all-time one-day record.” More than 90 millimeters of rainfall was recorded at Pearson International Airport in just two hours, starting at about 4:30 p.m. To put it in perspective, the wettest day in Toronto was Oct. 15, 1954, when Hurricane Hazel slammed the city and 121.4 millimeters of rainfall was recorded over the entire day. The wettest July day in the city was July 28, 1980, when 118.5 millimeters of rain fell — again, over the entire day. July usually gets about 75 millimeters of rain in the entire month. That’s why Monday’s rainfall was epic. “All of that rain, it fell in less than two hours,” Phillips said. “It’s just incredible.” Brian Edwards, a meteorologist with forecasting service, said a cluster of extremely slow-moving thunderstorms was responsible for the deluge. “It was almost as if the system refused to move . . . it stood there and rained and rained,” he said. “Nobody could have guessed at the amount of rain it would unleash.” Flooding was inevitable, Edwards said, adding that no infrastructure can possibly handle that kind of rain. But Phillips points out that Toronto, like other cities, is becoming more vulnerable to flooding as more of it is covered with asphalt. Building materials are impervious to rain and so “we end up with flash floods,” he said. Making things worse, the ground had still not absorbed all the water from earlier storms by the time the big downpour hit, so there was nowhere for the rainwater to escape.
Phillips says we are not finished yet — there is “another line of thunderstorms coming our way.” Are there similar extreme weather events in Toronto’s future? Phillips says Monday’s rainfall wasn’t due to climate change, “but it is consistent with what we may see in the future: heavy rains in short periods. Nature is giving us a preview of what we may soon see.” As temperatures rise globally, so do the chances of extreme weather. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in its 2012 report that short, powerful rains, hurricanes, heat waves and droughts will intensify. By the end of this century, the average global temperature could rise anywhere between 1.6 and 4.4 degrees C, it said. Closer to home, a report from the Toronto Environment Office released late last year predicts dramatic changes in weather between 2040 and 2050. –The Star  


4MIN News June 21, 2013: Destabilization Signals, Flooding, M2 Solar Flare

4-minute Earth and space weather news for June 21, 2013:


Energy Source of TORNADOES & Manipulation ☆ James McCanney w/ Joyce Riley 05.29.2013

Jim’s one of the most well respected scientists in his field of science and cosmology, this is a VERY important interview on weather. Aside from being manipulated something else is affecting the severity of storms and other unusual weather patterns. Jim also covers a wide range of “Tier Two Faery Tale” science topics and why the public is being fed bad science, all the way through college we’re being kept in the dark and lied to.


Teacher, scientist, author and radio host James McCanney will join The Power Hour today to discuss recent weather events and describe the possibility or potential of weather enhancement or manipulation.

James McCanney Science Hour May 23, 2013

from, 26th May 2013

James McCanney says he believes the wild weather for the last 2 months was caused by a strong electrical connection with Saturn and he spends about 34 mins of this show talking about it including a clip from a show that did not air last week. He says the Saturn connection has gone but astrophysicist Piers Corbyn says there is worst to come…. Piers is not very often wrong… [Piers predicted tornadoes in the United States for the 3 day period, 26th to 29th and there were in fact 76 tornado's in 10 states.] I would like to add that the recent bout of solar flares and CME’s might have added to the bumper cosmic energy supply. WHATEVER, IF YOU LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES IN AN AREA THAT IS PRONE TO TORNADOES OR IF YOU THINK BEING HIT BY GIANT HAIL IS A PROBLEM, THEN DOWNLOAD THE FREE MAY LONG TERM WEATHER ADVISORY. Download WeatherAction USA May forecast with likely main threatened areas 25-29 May (.pdf) & Source link

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Extreme Weather Phenomena Escalating Worldwide

Published on May 7, 2013

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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?


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..

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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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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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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 March 2013 Part 2

Published on Mar 12, 2013


There has been some strange and extreme weather going on this year. Earthquakes, massive snowstorms, loud booms, locust invasions and more has taking place the past week or so. This series does not mean the world will end, they show our climate and earth changes in a 7 to 10 time frame. Please respect other peoples comments and beliefs when leaving a comment. Thanks for watching here and be safe all!

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AUSTRALIAN WEATHER ANOMALIES: Lightning Storms, Flash Floods And High Winds Lash Melbourne Suburbs!

February 22, 2013 – AUSTRALIA - Flash and lashing rain saw homes damaged in Melbourne’s north and west as a storm hit the suburbs overnight.

The wild weather flooded a police station, caused a supermarket roof to collapse and grounded flights at Melbourne Airport.

Residents in South Morang and Mernda are cleaning up today after flash flooding hit some homes and streets.

More than 50mm of rain bucketed down in Melbourne’s outer north last night in little more than a few hours.

And the Bureau of Meteorology is warning there is a possibility of more storms later this afternoon.

‘I took this photo shortly after 8pm at Melbourne Airport looking towards Sunbury.’  © Aaron Stanley, Taylors Hill.

Sunbury FoodWorks manager Ben Duffy said last night there was ”an extreme bang then the roof went”.

His was one of 130 requests for help the State Emergency Services received since noon yesterday when the thunder and lightning first struck.

Mr Duffy expects the damage bill to exceed $50,000.

“I know people always say this but I have never seen anything like it before,” he said.

“I couldn’t see three feet in front of me, the car park flooded, water was half way up my car.”

The damage caused by the storm in Melbourne has left FoodWorks in Sunbury, a bit worse for wear.

Lightning strike seen from Doreen. © Aaron Lowe.

Shoppers and staff were evacuated ten minutes before part of the roof fell in.

“We’ll be here all night cleaning up, everyone is just getting around like wet rats at the moment,” Mr Duffy said.

Sunbury was the worst hit with emergency receiving about 30 pleas for help.

“We had quite a few reports of trees over roads and reports of low-level flooding in homes and residential streets,” SES spokesman Lachlan Quick said.

Lightning can be seen from Westfield Shoppingtown in Doncaster. © James Demetrie.

“There was some flash flooding in the South Morang and Mernda area after about 50mm of rain fell during the storm.

“Thankfully there have been no injuries and no reports of SES crews having to rescue people from flood waters, which means people are not driving through the floods.”

Lightning stopped planes from landing and taking off at Melbourne Airport, causing long delays.

Airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said it was a normal safety procedure because of the wild weather.

While Epping police station was closed due to storm damage.

Weather Bureau senior meteorologist Phil King said 60mm had fallen in Mernda – 47mm fell in one hour.

“That’s above our flash-flood warning of 25-30mm an hour,” Mr King said.

Sunbury had 30mm of rain in 20 minutes.

“These storms are producing some really heavy rain that will continue throughout the night.”

Melbourne is expected to hit a top of 31C today.

The weekend is expected to bring more settled weather before more storms are predicted for Monday and Tuesday.

The mercury is set to reach a maximum of 33 tomorrow and 32 on Sunday.

Afternoon showers are expected on Sunday.

To report damage, contact the SES on 132 500.  – Herald Sun.


Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So Until Jan. 29th 2013

Published on Jan 29, 2013

Signs Of Change is back with a new episode after a week layoff due to my channel being closed for a few days. Extreme flooding, earthquakes, loud booms and much more has taking place the past week or so. For more on ufos strange and extreme weather or end times events go to or subscribe to my channel. Thanks for watching and stay safe!

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Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So Until December 18 2012

Published on Dec 18, 2012

Extreme weather continues to wreak havoc around the globe relentlessly pounding and shaking more and more as the world turns. Earthquakes, loud booms tornadoes, rare sundogs and so much more has taking place the past week or so. For more on ufos end times events or strange and extreme weather go to or subscribe to my channel. Be safe and thanks for watching!
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Signs Of Change Days After Tomorrow, Extreme November 2012 Events

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2012 IS STRANGE Part 70 NOVEMBER : Footage from November (15 last days) 2012 conclusion.
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Superstorm hits Australia’s east coast with 4000 lightning strikes in one hour in Brisbane

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Kelvin Grove Markets completely destroyed by Brisbane’s superstorm. Picture: Vanessa Croll/Westside News Source: Quest Newspapers

A DAMAGING storm has turned “day into night” in Brisbane, as lightning and winds brought down powerlines and left more than 6000 homes and businesses without electricity.

Meanwhile, another severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for other parts of the state.

The Queensland State Emergency Service was busy cleaning up the Brisbane CBD this afternoon after wild weather ripped through the city around 11am today.

In Ipswich, a small grass fire was sparked when lightning struck a crane next to the city’s hospital just after 10am but the incoming rain extinguished it, a Department of Community Services spokeswoman told AAP.

In Ann Street in the CBD, a hotel roof collapsed under the storm while another 72 calls for assistance were made asking for help with leaking roofs and fallen trees,

Lightning storm

Lightning strikes during the storm. Picture: Rajani Manandhar

“It turned day into night,” a SES worker said.

“It came quickly and then it left.”

A weather alert was posted by the Bureau of Meteorology just minutes before rain smacked the east coast, leaving thousands of people without power.

Weatherzone reported more than 4000 lightning strikes within 80km of Brisbane in the space of one hour.

A police spokesman said 50 people were evacuated from an inner-city building after the storm caused a partial cave-in of the roof of a lodge in the inner suburb of Wilston. He said the storm had also caused a minor fire in Seventeen Mile Rocks, in Brisbane’s south-west, after a house was struck by lightning.

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Police also reported they fallen trees across roads in Milton, Kangaroo Point and the Fortitude Valley area.

People in Brisbane, Redlands, North Stradbroke and parts of the Gold Coast. Logan and Moreton Bay have been badly hit with thousands of homes left without power, falshing flooding and partial road closures.


Lightning strikes create a strange sight over Wynnum West. Picture: Donna Shepherd


Trees down at Bowen Hills

A tree was pulled down by strong wind gusts on Kennigo Street, Bowen Hills. Picture: Brittany Vonow Source: The Courier-Mail

An Energex spokeswoman said many homes and businesses had been left without power, particularly on Brisbane’s southside.

“It’s widespread at the moment. We can see there are about 6000 or 7000 homes and businesses around our network without power,” she said.

Supercell thunderstorms with the potential to create tornadoes are threatening to smash NSW and Queensland this weekend.

Paddington takes a beating by storm

A large storm lasting about 15 minutes swept over Brisbane following a short period of high humidity bringing lighting and high winds but n…

Considered the most dangerous storms, supercells develop where wind shear is present through a very unstable atmosphere.

“Supercell thunderstorms are likely to produce severe weather,” said Tom Saunders, Senior Meteorologist at The Weather Channel.

He said such extreme weather events were “likely across northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland this weekend and have the potential to cause flash flooding, damaging winds and large hail”.

“The wind shear leads to rotation within the storm and a longer lifespan,” he said.

Flooding Bowen hills

Flooding at Bowen Hills. Picture: Darren England

“Supercells often cause very heavy rain and flash flooding, large hail, damaging winds gusts and occasionally tornadoes.

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The more intense thunderstorms this weekend have the potential to bring around 50mm of rain, but most of northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland are expected to receive at least 20mm. Weather Bureau senior forecaster Jonty Hall said thunderstorms were expected to develop in west Queensland about midday and move towards the coast in the afternoon.

“With the warm humid conditions and the help of an upper level trough, that’s going to lead to reasonably unstable conditions as well,” he said.

Tree at New Farm in superstorm

A tree down on Lamington Street, New Farm. Picture: Jacques Maudy Photography

“The threat increases from early afternoon onwards to early evening.”

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Bloomberg Businessweek: ‘It’s Global Warming, Stupid’

Susan Joy Rennison compiled a comprehensive review of the aftermath from Hurricane Sandy, all articles include links for your perusal.
Think Progress, 1st November 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek: ‘It’s Global Warming, Stupid’

The cover of the year goes to Bloomberg Businessweek, “It’s Global Warming, Stupid.”

Bill Clinton famously campaigned on the slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Upwards of $50 billion damages from the Frankenstorm Sandy — which was made far more destructive by manmade climate change — underscores the point that it will be increasingly difficult to separate the economy from how we respond to (or fail to respond to) global warming.

The story opens:

Yes, yes, it’s unsophisticated to blame any given storm on climate change. Men and women in white lab coats tell us —and they’re right—that many factors contribute to each severe weather episode. Climate deniers exploit scientific complexity to avoid any discussion at all.

Clarity, however, is not beyond reach. Hurricane Sandy demands it: At least 40 U.S. deaths. Economic losses expected to climb as high as $50 billion. Eight million homes without power. Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated. More than 15,000 flights grounded. Factories, stores, and hospitals shut. Lower Manhattan dark, silent, and underwater.

The piece goes on to provide much-needed clarity — and our favorite climate metaphor:

An unscientific survey of the social networking liter moodature on Sandy reveals an illuminating tweet (you read that correctly) from Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. On Oct. 29, Foley thumbed thusly: “Would this kind of storm happen without climate change? Yes. Fueled by many factors. Is storm stronger because of climate change? Yes.” Eric Pooley, senior vice president of the Environmental Defense Fund (and former deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek), offers a baseball analogy: “We can’t say that steroids caused any one home run by Barry Bonds, but steroids sure helped him hit more and hit them farther. Now we have weather on steroids.”

Comment: OK…. From the reports I have read, there are areas that are very quickly descending into chaos in the New York/Eastern seaboard most affected by Hurricane Sandy, but those who are politically savvy and live by the maxim, ‘never let a good crisis go to waste’ are now exploiting those left in shock and awe by the destruction wrought by Superstorm Sandy. I simply can’t keep up with the fight between climate campaigners and climate realists, but as usual I will link to the websites of the real heavyweights who are dealing with this issue. Btw, I do believe that we are facing climate change, but it is being induced by changes in the cosmic environment and not human activity…. (see copious previous comments). Interestingly, the expression weather on steroids is probably very apt…

  • Helping Bloomberg understand ‘stupid’
    WUWT, 1st November 2012
    This cover today is making the rounds in the alarmosphere, where a single storm, a single data point in the hundreds of hurricanes that have struck the USA during its history, is now apparently “proof” of global warming causing bad weather. It is just another silly example of Tabloid Climatology™ Hurricane expert Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. says:

    The only accurate part of this Bloomberg BusinessWeek cover is “stupid”

    There, I fixed it for you.

  • Hurricane Sandy’s ‘Unprecedented’ Storm Surge
    WUWT, 1st November 2012
    Funny thing… Hurricane Sandy’s unprecedented storm surge was likely surpassed in the New England hurricanes of 1635 and 1638. From 1635 through 1954, New England was hit by at least five hurricanes producing greater than 3 m storm surges in New England. Analysis of sediment cores led to the conclusion “that at least seven hurricanes of intensity sufficient to produce storm surge capable of overtopping the barrier beach (>3 m) at Succotash Marsh have made landfall in southern New England in the past 700 yr.” All seven of those storms occurred prior to 1960.

SHOCK: 72 Hours After Grid-Down: Starvation, Supply Shortages, Food Lines, No Clean Water, No Gas, Transportation Standstill *Independent Reports, Pics and Video*
Investment Watch, 2nd November 2012
A recent study noted that the majority of people have enough food in their pantries to feed their household for about three days and that seemingly stable societies are really just nine meals from anarchy. With most of us dependent on just-in-time transportation systems to always be available, few ever consider the worst case scenario.

For tens of thousands of east coast residents that worst case scenario is now playing out in real-time. No longer are images of starving people waiting for government handouts restricted to just the third-world. In the midst of crisis, once civilized societies will very rapidly descend into chaos when essential infrastructure systems collapse.

Though the National Guard was deployed before the storm even hit, there is simply no way for the government to coordinate a response requiring millions of servings of food, water and medical supplies Many east coast residents who failed to evacuate or prepare reserve supplies ahead of the storm are being forced to fend for themselves.

Frustration and anger have taken hold, as residents have no means of acquiring food or gas and thousands of trucks across the region remain stuck in limbo. Limited electricity has made it possible for some to share their experiences: [...] A simple 72 hour survival kit and some basic hurricane preparedness would have prevented days of heartache for residents of stricken areas.

The vast majority of those waiting in mile-long long food lines, rummaging through the trash, and criticizing their government officials for a slow and insufficient response have no one to blame but themselves. This may be harsh – but it’s true.

After reading comments in the blogosphere, I am sorry to say that the pragmatists are stating the obvious and the survivalists are now laughing…. There was plenty of warning and time to prepare… Few can bleat in theUnited States about not knowing about how bad things can get after Hurricane Andrew, Ivan, Irene, Katrina etc etc. Poor people living on the breadline and the old and sick may not have had any options…

  • A demonstration of how modern societies can quickly unravel following a major disaster
    Gasoline Runs Short, Adding Woes to Storm Recovery
    New York Times, 1st November 2012
    UNION, N.J. — Widespread gas shortages stirred fears among residents and disrupted some rescue and emergency services on Thursday as the New York region struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy after being ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. [...] Four days after Hurricane Sandy, the effort to secure enough gas for the region moved to the forefront of recovery work. The problems affected even New York City, where the Taxi Commission warned that the suddenly indispensable fleet of yellow cabs would thin significantly Friday because of the fuel shortage. [...]

    Though Thursday marked a return to routine for many who ride the subway to work or celebrated the resumption of power, the scenes of long lines, fistfights at gas stations and siphoning at parking lots highlighted the difficult, uneven slog to recovery.

    I changed the headline inspired by the one at Extinction Protocol. Well, the New York Times is also reporting fights breaking out over gasoline…. This is going to get very ugly soon in parts, as people become overwhelmed by a complex modern infrastructure supported by modern technology that has broken down and cannot be completely fixed quickly…. Furthermore, read the reports, there must be many people trapped in skyscrappers with no food and water…. When the hospital generators failed, critically sick people were moved down 17 flights of stairs supported by medical students with flashlights and people coming off the streets to help (see photos)… Basically, unless people help each other then many more people are going to die… Please note: Planetary upheaval has been expected by indigenous groups who have retained the memories of previous “End Times” i.e. end of an age or end/start of a long astronimcal cycle. Specifically, Native Americans have been warning for a long time and bluntly telling people to get out of the cities, it was obvious to them that cities are not the best place when a disaster strikes.

  • Running on empty: Fury as storm-hit gas stations are forced to CLOSE – while others charge desperate drivers SIX dollars a gallon [PHOTOS]
    Daily Mail, 1st November 2012
  • FIFTY DEAD…and it’s NOT over: Obama’s grim warning as he prepares to visit scenes of hurricane ‘major disaster’ tomorrow
    Daily Mail, 31st October 2012
    These pictures are very grim…
  • Twitter troll who posted fake superstorm Sandy news apologises and resigns
    Sydney Morning Herald, 1st November 2012
    I think society has found an easy way of identifying the worst narcissists…. they simply can’t help themselves and will go after a big buzz despite the risk of being caught out… I am sure there will be lots of valid opinions aired on the internet concerning this person, but in preference, the psychology behind narcissists needs to be understood.
  • Hurricane Sandy Satellite Photos: Before And After
    Zero Hedge, 1st November 2012
  • Military helps pump water and restore power
    More than 200 power generators set up in NY, NJ
    KSBW News, 1st November 2012


Hurricane Sandy Satellite Photos: Before And After

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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/01/2012 19:00 -0400

While New Yorkers living south of 34th Street have to live in cold and dark for an indefinite period of time (ConEd has been firm electricity will be restored by the weekend, it has been far more vague just which weekend it had in mind), the biggest devastataion from Sandy took place further south, primarily along the New Jersey coastline. In order to get a sense of the devastation that has taken place, we present images from the NOAA’s satellite photo tracker, which shows aerial comparisons of the Jersey and Delaware coastline before and after. Because while one can contemplate navels in very broad terms if any wealth is created or destroyed due to Sandy breaking many windows at the macro level, any and all people who lived in the affected territories below will have a far more practical answer to this stupid question.


Mantoloking before:

Mantoloking after:


New Jersey coastline before:

New Jersey coastline after:


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At New York Aquarium, Staff Considers Evacuating Fish

By ABC News

Nov 2, 2012
abc sandy aqua 1002 kb 121102 wblog At New York Aquarium, Staff Considers Evacuating FishImage credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

ABC News’ Paula Faris reports:

Inside the New York Aquarium, fish tanks and exhibits are now surrounded by floodwater and sand from Sandy’s surge.

The aquarium, located just off the famous boardwalk of Coney Island in Brooklyn, is home to sand tiger sharks, sea otters and a new baby walrus — and for days it was without power.

A dedicated staff now remains at the battered facility to monitor the tanks and provide food and water to the animals. The aquarium said it has generators that restored power to three-quarters of its exhibits by Friday evening.

“Our walruses, sea lions, seals, sea otters, sea turtles and sharks are all fine,” said Jim Breheny, executive vice president of New York’s Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the aquarium.  “We did have some losses in the fish collection, most of which were confined to one exhibit tank that we could not access immediately after the storm hit.  The rest of our exhibit and holding tanks and the fish that are housed there are all doing well.”

Still, Breheny said, the society would ask other aquariums in the area to remain on standby through the weekend in case animals have to be evacuated.

If they did, it could be a complicated effort.

John Hewitt, senior vice president of the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, told ABC News today that specialized cages would be needed and that a single shark required a 12,000-gallon fish tank.

He moved dozens of animals from New Orleans’ aquarium after Hurricane Katrina.

“You need veterinary expertise,” he said. “These animals are highly specialized. [It's] very demanding from an animal health standpoint.”