“Something’s Not Right in Southern Oregon” Linda Moulton Howe


“Are we about to experience a severe natural disaster?”

– Resident, Rogue Valley, Oregon on March 19, 2018

Rogue Valley, Oregon, is 11 miles north of Medford. It's in southwestern Oregon along the middle Rogue River and its tributaries in Josephine and Jackson counties near the California border. The largest communities in Rogue Valley are Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass. Rogue Valley, Oregon, is 11 miles north of Medford. It’s in southwestern Oregon along the middle Rogue River and its tributaries in Josephine and Jackson counties near the California border. The largest communities in Rogue Valley are Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass.

March 21, 2018 UPDATE from Earthfiles Viewer:

March 21, 2018

Hello,
We live in Coos Bay, Oregon, on the coast. We usually have LOTS of hummingbirds, 7 – 10,  that will all feed at the same time. We have four feeders outside of our house. There hasn’t been even one hummingbird in the past week. Yesterday we took the feeders down, cleaned them out and made fresh food. Nothing. Not one hummingbird.

So, your article was timely and interesting.
Thank you, Linda, for Earthfiles.

Kindest regards
Coos Bay resident

March 19, 2018 Rogue Valley, Oregon – Earthfiles has been receiving worried emails from viewers and listeners who sense that something is significantly wrong in a number of American communities — ranging from absence of insects and pollinators to missing birds. This morning I received the following email from a man who has lived in southwestern Oregon’s Rogue Valley eleven miles north of Medford for 30 years. What he describes in his email are such striking changes around him that he now wonders if a large seismic event is about to happen and the birds at least know in advance.

To: Linda Moulton Howe
Re: SOMETHING’S NOT RIGHT IN SOUTHERN OREGON
Date: March 19, 2018

“I live on twenty acres on the tip of a mountain that overlooks the entire Rogue Valley. I live among a vast array of wildlife, and I pay particular attention to the avian population.

Normally, the Vultures arrive back in the Rogue Valley around the first week in March, but this year the Vultures started returning the first week in February in small numbers, but it was still significant because I’d never seen that before in the nearly 30 years I’ve lived here.

My hummingbirds are legion and I feed them with up to four large feeders. The Anna Hummingbirds stay all through the winter, while their smaller brethren return from the south arrive about the same time as the Vultures. Not only have the smaller Hummingbirds not returned yet, but all of a sudden, my huge population of Anna Hummingbirds have vanished completely and I haven’t had to fill a single feeder in at least a full week.

But what has really got my attention is the fact the Swallows have not yet returned, and that, more than any other barometer, tells me something is very, very wrong. The Swallows always return the first week of March too, but this is March 18th, and they are nowhere to be seen.

This winter has been relatively mild, with very low precipitation. It has gotten cold, but not as cold as previous years. California got a lot of rain due to El Nino, but again, not enough to disrupt a natural cycle.

Are we about to experience a severe natural disaster? While science has never recognized proof of strange animal behavior prior to a major natural disaster, there has been ample anecdotal input from observers like myself that animals can detect a major natural disaster about to happen.”

Cascadia Subduction Zone

“The Pacific Northwest hasn’t been rocked by a major earthquake from the Cascadia Subduction Zone in about 330 years, yet science has established that the Cascadia Subduction Zone blows on average every 300 years, so we’re overdue. But what makes the CSZ so dangerous is that it can hit 9.0 or more on the Seismograph, which would absolutely decimate the Oregon coastal communities from shaking, fires and tsunamis, but would also isolate most of Oregon, Northern California and parts of Southern Washington due to collapsed highway and other travel infrastructure on a massive scale that will make rescue and recovery efforts very difficult. Many people will die, especially if Portland is hit hard, because the population of Oregon 330 years ago was minuscule compared to what it is today.

My instincts are literally screaming at me. Maybe it’s because I lived only 6 miles from the epicenter of the Loma Prieta earthquake that hit Northern California in 1989. That was a 7.2, and it did a lot of damage to structures and roadways to the point only helicopters could initially get in to help and feed people — and in Santa Cruz County we were only 40 minutes drive from the Silicon Valley! But when the roads to Santa Cruz County were all blocked due to slides and damage, we might as well have been living on Saturn. The cutoff was that complete! Imagine that kind of complete cutoff, but one which affects the entire State of Oregon and not just one relatively small region in California.”

7.2 Magnitude Loma Prieta Earthquake, Northern California, October 17, 1989, 5:04 PM Pacific —Only 15 Seconds Caused Catastrophe

[ Earthfiles Editor’s Note: The history of earthquake investigations in California has been largely focused on the San Andreas Fault System, due to its strong influence in the state as the boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. The San Andreas Fault is the most studied on Earth because of the large populations that live near it. Andrew Lawson, a geologist from the University of California, Berkeley, had named the fault after the San Andreas Lake prior to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. That’s when the San Andreas Fault ruptured for a length of 290 mi (470 km) during the 1906 shock, both to the north of San Francisco and to the south in the Santa Cruz Mountains region.

Then the 1989 Loma Prieta catastrophic earthquake originated on an undiscovered oblique-slip reverse fault that is located adjacent to the San Andreas Fault.]

“Most people don’t have a clue what a 9.0 earthquake can do. The power of an earthquake from 7.0 to 8.0 is ten times that of 7.0, and from 8.0 to 9.0 is another ten times the power of an 8.0. The earthquake I personally experienced was a 7.2 and lasted only about 15 seconds followed by months of very strong aftershocks. The CSZ could rumble for several minutes at 9.0, and I am very worried in view of what the birds are telling me.

[ Earthfiles Editor’s Note: In the 1990s, the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) swtiched its definition of seismic magnitude from the Richter scale to a “moment magnitude scale.” The USGS earthquake website states: “as an estimate of energy, each whole number step in the magnitude scale corresponds to the release of about 31 times more energy than the amount associated with the preceding whole number value.

For each whole-number increase in magnitude, the seismic energy released increases by about 31 times. That means a magnitude 7 earthquake produces 31 times more energy — or is 31 times stronger — than a magnitude 6.

A magnitude 8 releases 1,000 times more energy than a magnitude 6, but it releases that energy over a larger area and for a longer time. ]

So today I am parking my vehicles away from my house and out of my garage. I am keeping the fuel tanks full with extra gasoline stored safely. And I am making sure my water filters, survival food, firearms and ammunition are stored away from my house -— which is very well built and strong because I designed and built it myself.

But my house at 9.0 magnitude quake? Forget it! A 9.0 lasting a minute or more will collapse just about every structure currently standing in Southern Oregon.

So I am preparing for the worst and hoping I’m just wrong. But something’s just not right in Southern Oregon, and I’m not taking any chances.”

Earthfiles.com would like to hear from other southwestern Oregon residents to learn what changes in the environment you are seeing and talking about with your neighbors. Please email: earthfiles@earthfiles.com with updates and photographs if available.

08-06-2015 – Is Cascadia Subduction Zone Most Dangerous in North America? Could A Juan de Fuca Cascadia Earthquake “Destroy A Sizable Portion of the Coastal Northwest?”

https://www.earthfiles.com/2018/03/19/somethings-not-right-in-southern-oregon/

Advertisements

*Earth Changes Safe Zones*MT Etna Sliding into Sea*Kenya Splitting In Two*Sky Anomalies*Eruptions*


 

 

 

Distance Energy work available (Reiki, QiGong, Pranic Healing) Reiki Classes & Certification Available! One on One Wellness, Fitness, and Spiritual Coaching Available! Email me at evolutionaryenergyarts@gmail.com for details and appoinment.

My Patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/evolutionarye…

Thank you For Your Support! It is truly appreciated! My Website https://www.evolutionaryenergyarts.com/

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-afri…

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018…

http://www.aerospace.org/cords/reentr…

http://stuffin.space/?intldes=2011-05…

https://globalnews.ca/news/4100391/bi…

Volcano Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMQXw…

Chris Thomas Wakefield https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY6i…

Avalanche in Russia START https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qunRd…

KTNKENYA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXH-1…

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xir1hasoq_…

https://survivingthepoleshift.files.w…

http://freemantv.com/wp-content/galle…

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ifzSUbo45H…

https://api.ning.com/files/nEx8YW**PG…

http://planetx.yolasite.com/resources…

https://web.northeastern.edu/protect/…

https://survivingthepoleshift.files.w…

http://strangesounds.org/2018/03/eart…

Something mysterious seems to be going on in the night sky ~ MrMBB333


 

Note: A week ago a friend here in Hawaii asked me what all the flashing in the sky was about. He’s seeing it here too, will def be keeping an eye out for this. Seems like the light is flashing from somewhere over the Pacific.

 

Superfreeze Sea Life Mass Die Off, Buried Sheep Rescue Underway & Crop Losses Spread (548) ~ Adapt 2030


 

 

After the European Superfreeze which the media termed The Beast from the East to avoid talking about Arctic temperatures in March in Southern Europe, the animal die offs are staggering along with the crops. Hundreds of thousands of starfish wash up with countless other types of sea life, sheep buried in snow drifts are being rescued by the tens of thousands as thousands already froze. Vegetable production from Spain to New Zealand being lost due to freak strong weather events sweeping the globe.

True Leaf Organic Seeds ADAPT 2030 Link http://www.pjtra.com/t/SkNITkxPS0xDR0… Thousands of starfish wash up in Andalusia, Spain after ‘Beast of the East’ https://www.sott.net/article/379460-T… https://www.thelocal.es/20180307/thou…

Floods in New Zealand https://www.sott.net/article/379403-E… http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/nati…

Beast from the East’s tragic impact as thousands of sheep are left dead https://www.sott.net/article/379268-T… http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Bea…

Storm Emma leaves hundreds of livestock dead https://www.sott.net/article/379192-S… http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/farmers-str…

Extreme cold results in severe agricultural damage across Europe, food prices rising https://watchers.news/2018/03/05/extr… https://twitter.com/judah47/status/97… https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXyt8nUXk…

ADAPT 2030 on PayPal paypal.me/adapt2030 ADAPT 2030 Mini Ice Age FB Page https://www.facebook.com/Miniiceage Content Provided by David DuByne http://www.oilseedcrops.org You can also find this Mini Ice Age Conversations podcast on iTunes / Stitcher Radio / Soundcloud

Earth Changes Update! *Australia Moving So Fast GPS Can’t Keep Up*


 

 

Record Lows! Record highs! Polar Vortex! What is going on!

Please Subscribe & Share! Distance Energy work available (Reiki, QiGong, Pranic Healing) Reiki Classes & Certification Available! One on One Wellness, Fitness, and Spiritual Coaching Available! Email me at evolutionaryenergyarts@gmail.com for details and appoinment.

My Patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/evolutionarye…

‘Thank you For Your Support! It is truly appreciated! My Website https://www.evolutionaryenergyarts.com/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevorna…

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current…

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/02/20…

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/c…

http://kdvr.com/2018/02/20/107-year-o…

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news…

https://patch.com/california/san-dieg…

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2…

http://psc.apl.uw.edu/research/projec…

https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

http://greatwhitecon.info/blog/

Water Disappearing: Weird Phenomenon being seen Around the World – (2017-2018)


 

 

**January 29, 2018: Residents have lived their entire life in these places and have never seen this before!

THE DAWNING OF A MODERN ‘GRAND SOLAR MINIMA’: The Science vs Conjecture, you decide ~ The Star Man


 

 

As Solar energy declines we put together the scientific values and feedbacks. “Conjecture in a modern era results in ignorance of the situation”, we can walk ahead with heads in the clouds or look backwards for the answers, history repeats itself more than one thinks. **There are currently no sunspots on the disk (beta class only) current values for January = 12s/s

CREDITS. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10…

My Twitter https://twitter.com/dbirch214

WordPress https://divorbirch.wordpress.com

Something happening – Water anomalies occur 2000 miles apart on same day! Earth appears to be influenced by a large invisible force – Easily moving Mega-tons of water!


 

 

Note: The strong force shifting the waters is the sentience of this planet, which is HIGHLY consciousness and aware of everything happening on her surface, as well as below and in the atmosphere. The planet is undergoing a massive water redistribution event, where it’s going is anyone guess. Since water is programmable and seawater is cleansing in nature, it’s probably being “recalibrated, recharged and reseeded with new life” and sent to areas where it’s needed for cleansing and transformation. Information from a skilled shaman suggests the Ancient Elemental Ancestors of the planet are working with the earths elemental forces to cleanse aeons of negativity, hauntings, toxins and other mis-creations from the earthly realms. The earth is undergoing a cyclical, alchemical process which is leading to a transformation that is basically beyond our kindergarten level of understanding of the realm in which our consciousness exists. Search for Randall Carsons work on the processional equinox and the Galactic Cross for a greater understanding of the galactic cycles our solar system, sun and earth moves thru over the aeons. Other invisible forces having a great impact on the Earths seasonal climate changes are the Sun and Galactic Cosmic Rays as the sun moves into another Grand Solar Minimum over the next 20-30yrs. 2017 was the first year of the onset of the sun shutting down, leading to global cooling which will result in increasingly brutal winters over the next few years. We are only seeing the birth of extreme anomalys that will be unfolding as time progresses forward into the Eddy Minimum. Blessings, {~A~}

 

 

January 10, 2018: Prior to the large 7.6Mw Caribbean Sea earthquake some ominous signs were observed at various places around the epicenter of the big quake. Also, afterwards the buoys that went into “event mode” were a bit unusual. One buoy in particular showed anomalies in the data about a day ahead of the quake.

 

 

January 9, 2018: A strong force is moving very heavy amounts of water with apparent ease. More reports are surfacing as people are simply stupefied at what they are seeing. Special ‘Thanks” to Carol for the eyewitness report, appreciated.

Link to newest observation below… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfp35… #MrMBB333 SUBSCRIBE for UPDATES **Subscribe to my channels below** YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrMBB333 (Subscribe) CLIMATE CHAOS Channel YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCItd… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MrMBB333 Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrMBB333

Belize coast drains after big quake / Unusual buoy data / New dry coast pic sent in!


Note: It’s of my belief that these events are part of a major water re-distribution event taking place, where it’s going is an unknown factor.

 

January 10, 2018: Some strange observations that in some ways simply defy basic laws of motion are surfacing after the big quake in the Caribbean Sea on Jan 9, 2018. http://strangesounds.org/2018/01/wate… #MrMBB333

SUBSCRIBE for UPDATES **Subscribe to my channels below**

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrMBB333 (Subscribe)

CLIMATE CHAOS Channel YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCItd…

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MrMBB333

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrMBB333

Frozen Sharks and Falling Iguanas? Wheat Winterkill. GSM History. 1-5-2018 (Part 1) ~ Ice Age Farmer


 

 

Iguanas falling from sky, Frozen Sharks on beaches. Media encouraging fear, but not educating. Northern Pass blocked by 3m ice cover. Wheat crop has low protein. Crop loss: winter wheat lost to record colds. More.

Part two: https://youtu.be/V-BA9dW3V1E

Start taking daily steps NOW towards radical self-sufficiency so that you can thrive in the Grand Solar Minimum!

http://IceAgeFarmer.com

http://gab.ai/IceAgeFarmer

https://twitter.com/IceAgeFarmer

https://facebook.com/IceAgeFarmer Uncensorable (blockchain): http://d.tube/IceAgeFarmer

Please consider supporting my work on http://patreon.com/IceAgeFarmer

One time donations: http://paypal.me/IceAgeFarmer

— IAF Wiki references: EXTENSIVE HISTORY of climate during Maunder Minimum: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/His…

http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/Gra…

— Empty shelves in Boston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-F9c…

Weaponized climate language: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/na…

Train Toppled in Switzerland by Gusting Wind: https://abruptearthchanges.com/2018/0… https://bazonline.ch/panorama/vermisc…

FOURTH frozen Shark: http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/2018…

Iguanas falling from sky: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/us…

Northern Sea Route blocked by ice — impacts shipping, and thus, [food] prices: https://realclimatescience.com/2018/0…

Biblical hail in Ecuador http://strangesounds.org/2018/01/bibl…

~~Mentioned winter kill — Winter Kill: 25% Kansas wheat — cattle also put on less weight: https://www.agweb.com/article/us-cold…

Meanwhile, the wheat from last two seasons is so far below par in protein content: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-us…

Such intense snow in North Ossetia – Entire republic loses power: http://www.meteo-tv.ru/news/Kommentar…

Taiwan shatters world record for longest-lasting rainbow


Taiwanese scientists have recorded the world’s longest-lasting rainbow at nearly 9 hours

CCU, Taipei, Taiwan.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese scientists claim to have recorded the longest-lasting rainbow in history, which they measured as persisting nearly nine hours at Chinese Culture University (CCU) in Taipei on Nov. 30.

The rainbow was recorded on Nov. 30 by Chou Kun-hsuan (周昆炫) and Liu Ching-huang (劉清煌), both professors in the Department of Atmospheric Science, as they stood on the roof of the Dayi Building on the campus of CCU.

According to Chou, the rainbow started at 6:57 a.m. and lasted until 3:55, or 8 hours and 58 minutes. If confirmed, this would shatter the previous record set in Wetherby in Yorkshire UK on Mar. 14, 1994, which was recorded as lasting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or 6 hours.


CCU, Taipei, Taiwan.

The world record was an accident, the two professors were originally tracking the rainbow to prove a theory that they descend seven degrees every 30 minutes. On Monday Nov. 27, the professors had a preview of what was to come when they recorded a rainbow that lasted six hours.

Chou is looking to apply for the “longest-lasting rainbow” category with Guinness World Records based on video and pictorial footage.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3310942

A famous waterfall mysteriously disappears OVERNIGHT in Chiapas, Mexico


 

One of the most famous tourist attractions of Chiapas has almost completely disappeared as the flow of the river has decreased unexpectedly. Residents living around Cascadas de Agua Azul and from tourists visiting the area, woke up in distress as they noted that the waterfall had almost completely disappeared on November 10, 2017. The baffled inhabitants directly alerted authorities about the unusual phenomenon. Officials are investigating but have found nothing yet. Baffling is the fact that Chiapas is coming out from an intense wet season and that it has rained last week as well. So no drought, no needs of irrigation of agriculture. So what’s the heck?

The Cascadas de Agua Azul waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico has completely disappeared overnight
Before and after pictures: The Cascadas de Agua Azul waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico has completely disappeared overnight. via Radio Formula

Here a before after video of the waterfalls. Pretty impressive change:

The origin of this water phenomenon remains a mystery, but is under investigation.

The Cascadas de Agua Azul waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico has completely disappeared overnight
People walk on the waterfall in Chiapas, which is normally flowing in a thundering noise. via Animal Politico
The Cascadas de Agua Azul waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico has completely disappeared overnight
The area is visited by 600,000 tourists each year with highlights being San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque and Las Cascadas de Agua Azul.

Did a crack or a sinkhole empty the river AGAIN in Mexico?

http://strangesounds.org/2017/11/waterfall-mysteriously-disappears-chiapas-mexico-video-pictures.html

Hellish Hail/Honeyless Hives; Squall Alert; Pos Lightning; Brassica (e19) ~ IAF


 

 

More GSM News: Wine production at 50yr low, Storms (Brian, Lan), Puerto Rico grid to be down at least until 1/2018. Crop Focus: Brassica Oleracea. (Full show notes weren’t listed)

 

*Global Phenomenon* – ” World’s Flying insects disappearing”


 

 

October 21, 2017: Flying insects, an annoying but necessary part of life, are disappearing, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One. For the study, researchers evaluated 27 years of insect collection data from German nature preserves and found the biomass of flying insects had fallen by a seasonal average of 76 percent! As detestable as flying insects are, they’re also a vital part of the ecosystem, providing food for animals and playing a vital role in agriculture. As for why the insects are disappearing, researchers appeared stumped. Climate change, they said, seems an unlikely culprit since the increase in temperatures should have helped, not harmed, the insect population. But, what if an increase in Extreme UV is the unseen culprit? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eBGH… (No Flies) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-_vB… (No Hatchlings) http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/0… #MrMBB333

ALERT: Insect Ecosystem Collapsing! Solar output changing ~ IAF


 

 

IAF Special Alert: New study (10/18/2017) indicates FLYING INSECT POPULATION is COLLAPSING. This affects entire ecosystem, most notably in terms of pollinators. Start growing your own food today! Crop losses continue, exponentially increasing extreme weather events, and volcanic/seismic activity: many indications that the effects of the Grand Solar Minimum continue to accelerate. START MOVING TOWARDS SELF-SUFFICIENCY TODAY. Start taking daily steps NOW towards self-sufficiency so that you can thrive in the Grand Solar Minimum. SUBSCRIBE! http://iceagefarmer.com/ http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/ Patreon supporters get 10% off at TheAquaponicSource.com ! http://patreon.com/iceagefarmer

Penguin disaster as only two chicks survive from colony of 40,000 ‘Catastrophic breeding event’ leads to demands for a marine protected area to be set up in East Antarctica


The declining penguin populations in Antarctica

 
 
13 October, 2017
A colony of about 40,000 Adélie penguins in Antarctica has suffered a “catastrophic breeding event” – all but two chicks have died of starvation this year. It is the second time in just four years that such devastation – not previously seen in more than 50 years of observation – has been wrought on the population.
The finding has prompted urgent calls for the establishment of a marine protected area in East Antarctica, at next week’s meeting of 24 nations and the European Union at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart.
In the colony of about 18,000 breeding penguin pairs on Petrels Island, French scientists discovered just two surviving chicks at the start of the year. Thousands of starved chicks and unhatched eggs were found across the island in the region called Adélie Land (“Terre Adélie”).
The colony had experienced a similar event in 2013, when no chicks survived. In a paper about that event, a group of researchers, led by Yan Ropert-Coudert from France’s National Centre for Scientific Research, said it had been caused by a record amount of summer sea ice and an “unprecedented rainy episode”.
The unusual extent of sea ice meant the penguins had to travel an extra 100km to forage for food. And the rainy weather left the chicks, which have poor waterproofing, wet and unable to keep warm.
This year’s event has also been attributed to an unusually large amount of sea ice. Overall, Antarctica has had a record low amount of summer sea ice, but the area around the colony has been an exception.
Ropert-Coudert said the region had been severely affected by the break-up of the Mertz glacier tongue in 2010, when a piece of ice almost the size of Luxembourg – about 80 km long and 40km wide – broke off. That event, which occurred about 250km from Petrels Island, had a big impact on ocean currents and ice formation in the region.
“The Mertz glacier impact on the region sets the scene in 2010 and when unusual meteorological events, driven by large climatic variations, hit in some years this leads to massive failures,” Ropert-Coudert told the Guardian. “In other words, there may still be years when the breeding will be OK, or even good for this colony, but the scene is set for massive impacts to hit on a more or less regular basis.”
The link between climate change and the sea-ice extent around Antarctica is not very clear. Sea ice has been increasing in recent years, which could be attributed to a rise in the amount of freshwater in the ocean around the continent caused by climate change. However, over the long term, climate change is expected to cause the sea ice to shrink dramatically.
“For the moment, sea ice is increasing and this is a problem for this species as it pushes the feeding place – the sea ice edge – farther away from their nesting place,” Ropert-Coudert said. “If it shrinks it would help but if it shrinks too much then the food chain they rely on may be impacted. Basically, as a creature of the sea ice they need an optimum sea-ice cover to thrive.”
Elsewhere, human pressures including climate change have already been having a severe impact on the numbers of Adélie penguins. On the Antarctic Peninsula, which has been badly affected by climate change, populations have been decreasing, and some researchers suggest they may become extinct there.
Ropert-Coudert said there were more anthropogenic threats on the horizon – fishing and possibly tourism – that the penguins needed protection from.
He has called for a marine protected area (MPA) to be established there.
Freedom for Miss Simpson, the penguin found 2,000km from home
Read more
“An MPA will not remedy these changes but it could prevent further impacts that direct anthropogenic pressures, such as tourism and proposed fisheries, could bring,” he said.
Next week, 24 countries and the European Union will meet at the CCAMLR in Hobart to discuss the potential creation of more MPAs around Antarctica.
At last year’s meeting, after years of failed negotiations, the members agreed to create the world’s largest MPA in the Ross Sea, and many expect the group to agree on East Antarctica next.
This has also been proposed by Australia and has been on the table at the CCAMLR for eight years.
The head of polar programs at WWF, Rod Downie, said: “Adélie penguins are one of the hardiest and most amazing animals on our planet. This devastating event contrasts with the image that many people might have of penguins. It’s more like ‘Tarantino does Happy Feet’, with dead penguin chicks strewn across a beach in Adélie Land.
“The risk of opening up this area to exploratory krill fisheries, which would compete with the Adélie penguins for food as they recover from two catastrophic breeding failures in four years, is unthinkable. So CCAMLR needs to act now by adopting a new Marine Protected Area for the waters off East Antarctica, to protect the home of the penguins.”
Ropert-Coudert and his colleagues are in the process of completing a scientific paper on the breeding failure and plan to submit it to a journal in the coming weeks.
When the ice goes…
 
When the ice goes, so much of the solar energy that used to reflect off of the ice and pass back into space will now go right into the ocean or into any exposed land that used to be ice covered. Almost all soil has CO2 and Methane in it, and when the sun warms it, it comes out of the previously frozen soil. We can see that in the daily methane reports.

SOTT Earth Changes Summary – September 2017 : Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


 

September was yet another extremely violent month from an ‘earth changes’ point of view. A series of class X solar flares seem to have been the harbingers of unprecedented natural phenomena, in both quantity and intensity. Two historic earthquakes hit Mexico causing more than 300 deaths, destroying hundreds of buildings and damaging thousands more. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is among the top 10 most active in history, and it’s not over yet. So far, the real shocker was three hurricanes at the same time, two of which, Irma & Maria, tore a swath of destruction through the Caribbean and into central Florida. Unseasonable snow and cold temperatures also hit Northern Europe and the US northern States this September, while oversized hail, heavy rains and flooding also pounded Europe, South Asia and Africa. Check it out below, and thanks for watching and don’t forget to like and subscribe so you don’t miss the ongoing drama!

Scientists can’t explain why a giant hole the size of Maine just opened up in Antarctica October 10, 2017


 Note: A major volcanic eruption or geothermal activity in the ocean could be related to this phenomenon.

Mario Tama/Getty Images

A mysterious hole the size of Maine has opened up in Antarctica, stumping scientists who have no clue how it formed, Motherboard reports. “It looks like you just punched a hole in the ice,” explained University of Toronto Mississauga professor Kent Moore.

Called a “polynya” — an area of open ocean water in the midst of ice — the spot was first observed in the same location in the 1970s, but scientists at the time were limited in their ability to study it. “At that time, the scientific community had just launched the first satellites that provided images of the sea-ice cover from space. On-site measurements in the Southern Ocean still require enormous efforts, so they are quite limited,” Dr. Torge Martin told Phys.org.

Last year, the hole mysteriously opened up again for a few weeks. The 2017 polynya, which is larger than the Netherlands and opened in early September, marks “the second year in a row it’s opened after 40 years of not being there,” Moore said.

Blaming climate change is “premature,” Moore cautioned, adding that his team is working to publish their research on why the hole has appeared again. That being said, Martin added: “For us this ice-free area is an important new data point which we can use to validate our climate models. Its occurrence after several decades also confirms our previous calculations.” Read more about the polynya at Motherboard and Phys.org. Jeva Lange

http://theweek.com/speedreads/730096/scientists-cant-explain-why-giant-hole-size-maine-just-opened-antarctica

A gigantic hole in Antarctica leaves unexplained scientist