The Great Glacier Melt Spreads to Greenland’s North

The Zachariæ Isstrøm glacier holds enough water to raise the sea level 19 inches—and it’s thawing rapidly.

UC Irvine glaciologists aboard the Cape Race in August 2014 mapped for the first time remote Greenland fjord bottoms and glacier melt that’s raising sea levels around the globe. (Photo: Maria Stenzel/University of California, Irvine)
Nov 16, 2015
By Taylor Hill

A Greenland glacier that holds the equivalent of 19 inches of sea-level rise has been melting at an accelerated rate since 2012, shedding as much as 5 billion metric tons a year, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

Satellite image taken Aug. 30, 2014, of Zachariæ Isstrøm and Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden, glaciers in northeast Greenland. (Photo: Courtesy NASA/USGS)

While scientists have observed the melting of Greenland’s southern glaciers, the Zachariæ Isstrøm glacier is the first major glacier in the northern part of the country to show similar losses.

“That may be an indication that climate warming is spreading toward the poles,” said Jeremie Mouginot, the study’s lead author and an associate project scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

Working with researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Kansas, the team used aerial surveys, radar, laser profiling systems, and satellite observations from multiple international space agencies to piece together 40 years of data.
A Century of Glacier Photography Reveals the Great Melting of Greenland

They found that the Zachariæ glacier is rapidly eroding from the bottom thanks to warmer ocean water and increasing levels of meltwater that are affecting the ice sheet surface.

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“The top of the glacier is melting away as a result of decades of steadily increasing air temperatures,

A Century of Glacier Photography Reveals the Great Melting of Greenland

while its underside is compromised by currents carrying warmer ocean water, and the glacier is now breaking away into bits and pieces and retreating into deeper ground,” Eric Rignot, study coauthor and UC Irvine professor of Earth system science, said in a statement.

“From our record, it is the first time Zachariæ has retreated so far inland and has lost its floating ice shelf,” Mouginot said.

The researchers also pointed out a neighboring glacier, Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden, which is experiencing rapid ice melts but at a slower pace than Zachariæ. The two glaciers make up 12 percent of Greenland’s ice sheet. If both fully collapsed, it would mean 39 inches of sea-level rise for the world.

“At the present rate of mass loss, it would take millennia for the glacier to completely disappear,” Mouginot said. “But we do not know how fast the glacier will flow in the coming decades.”

Scientists estimate Greenland’s 650,000-square-mile ice sheet is losing 303 billion tons of ice on average per year. But more ice loss from the north could mean an acceleration of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s projection of sea-level rise of 1.6 feet to 3.2 feet by the end of the century. If the entire ice sheet melted, it would raise sea levels by more than 20 feet worldwide.

“Not long ago, we wondered about the effect on sea levels if Earth’s major glaciers were to start retreating,” Rignot said. “We no longer need to wonder; for a couple of decades now, we’ve been able to directly observe the results of climate warming on polar glaciers. The changes are staggering and are now affecting the four corners of Greenland.”

SOTT Earth Changes Summary – October 2015: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

SOTT ‘Earth Changes’ video summary of extreme weather events, environmental indicators of ‘planetary upheaval’ (seismic, volcanic, etc), and Near-Earth Object activity in October 2015.

Hurricanes bringing record flooding and ‘rivers of ice’ to the Middle East… is it possible that Mother Nature is reflecting back to humanity the socio-political chaos in the region – and, indeed, globally?

In October 2015, deluges caused fatal flash-flooding along the French Riviera, Turkey’s Black Sea coast, Greece’s islands, southern Italy, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean as ‘medi-canes’ pummeled the region. ‘Medi-cane’ is, of course, a newly created term to describe this new weather pattern. Climate shift has also spread to the Middle East, where raging storms have brought weeks of unprecedented flash-flooding all the way from Egypt to Iran. Intense hailstorms last month turned the Arabian desert into rivers of ice, while Cyclone Chapala – the second strongest Arabian Sea cyclone behind only Cyclone Gonu in 2007 – became the first ever storm to make landfall in Yemen.

Strong seismic activity last month included multiple volcanic eruptions in Mexico spewing ash thousands of feet into the air, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in northern Argentina that damaged infrastructure, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that killed 400 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the worst ever landslide in Guatemala killed 350 people. Sinkholes swallowed a street in England and a car in Sicily, while the land opened up to form a new ravine in Wyoming. Many Chinese in the path of Typhoon Mujigae witnessed tornadoes for the first time as the powerful storm dropped multiple destructive tornadoes. Waterspouts came ashore in Florida, France, Italy, China, Tunisia, the Canary Islands, often preceding deluges that sent rivers of mud down streets and out to sea.

Typhoon Koppu set a new rainfall record in the Philippines: a staggering 52 inches (1.32m) in 24 hours. In a matter of days, Los Angeles went from experiencing a record heatwave to devastating hailstorms and record rainfall; the resulting mudslides buried hundreds of vehicles on a busy highway. Category 5 Hurricane Patricia dumped 20 inches (0.5m) of rain in Mexico’s southwest, turning streets into rivers. Patricia was – at one point, in terms of sustained wind speeds – the strongest storm ever recorded, globally, and was the strongest ever for the Western Hemisphere in terms of both wind speeds and barometric pressure.

Texas went from experiencing record heat and wildfires earlier in the month to being flooded for the second time this year, with some rainfall records breaking those set in May. Hurricane Joaquin combined with another storm system to produce a “one-in-1,000-year” rainstorm that inundated parts of the US Eastern Seaboard. Hardest hit were the Carolinas, which saw floodwaters reach record levels. In the ‘bizarre’ department last month, we’ve got video footage of a ‘ghost city’ apparition above Foshan in southeastern China and a ‘moth-like’ UFO filmed in Ohio, On Halloween, an asteroid – discovered only two weeks prior – passed by Earth, just as large meteor fireballs were seen across Europe.

These were the signs of the times in October 2015…

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11/17/2015 — Earthquake Forecast / Europe hit + Oklahoma MOST ACTIVE PLACE ON EARTH ~ Dutchsinse

The new global earthquake forecast covers the areas of the United States, the Pacific Plate (West and East), Asia, Central + South America, and Europe.

All sources shown in the video can be found here at these sites:…

Massive 600ft long sinkhole swallows 15 cars as diners watch in horror

Note: From my observations, “a series of ‘booms'” sounds like deep underground methane explosions.

More news at Mary Greeley News

4.4 magnitude Oklahoma earthquake light damage, recorded today near Langston

Note: What they’re doing to Oklahoma by fracking, may lead to a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. Unlike many other regions in the country, the earth under the OK is comprised of primarily of sandstone, which is soft and porous. Not like granite which is solid stone.

When exposed to earthquakes of 6.0 or greater, geologists predict that sandstone turns into something similar to quicksand. Under hard shaking it liquify’s and everything on the surface sinks underground. Gone..poof, like it was never there. They learned this by studying areas of the New Madrid faultline that ruptured in the 1800’s, many buildings and trees sank underground and disappeared until they were dug up 150yrs later.

My parents and at least one of my readers who is also a friend, live in the OKC area. So this issue hits close to home and is something I’m personally quite concerned about. The more they “frack the land”, the more unstable the substrata becomes. Which is why the USGS issued a warning of a larger quake, geologists know this is a dangerous situation. Unfortunately the people of Okla are completely unaware the land underneath them will eventually turn to quicksand as a result of fracking, because no one informed them.

Sending prayers of protection to Oklahoman’s….Blessings, Annette

11/01/2015 — Global Earthquake Forecast — West Coast Warning , Yellowstone Fissure + Volcanoes

After last weeks major uptick in earthquake activity, producing multiple M7.0+ events in the West Pacific + Asia — we now see a new round of deep earthquakes has struck below the West Pacific plate.

New “silence” has formed off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, and along far South California — multiple dormant volcanoes now moving (have moved) up the West Coast of California, and also through Nevada, Oregon, and Washington state.

Add in the large fissure which formed in Central Eastern Wyoming in the Bighorn Mountains, East of Yellowstone supervolcano , and a greater picture of seismic unrest along the West coast of the United States begins to take shape.

There may indeed be large earthquake activity to strike the West coast of the United States in the next week or so, most likely to strike near one of the already moving dormant volcanoes. Maybe some movement in Southeast California might take place near one of the dormant volcanic buttes in the region.

Internationally, North Japan might take a hit this week with a larger event following this previous weeks M5.4, and the new deep earthquakes below Japan + Eastern China. Could produce a new volcanic eruption after several weeks with nothing to report from the area.


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31 Oct 2015 | Massive Texas Storms and Flooding #TXwx #TexasFlooding

Note: Sending prayers to everyone in the path of these storms. See Methane Monster II: The Arctic Demise for in-depth climate change data on the weather pattern feedback loops beginning to spiral out of control, and please share. Mahalo!

Methane Monster II ~ Demise of the Arctic

Join Jennifer Hynes as she offers us an in-depth look at Runaway Feedback Loops and the situation in the Arctic and the world. She explains the odds that things will rapidly spiral out of control soon, escalating into near term extinction a few decades from now.

How Humanity Is Causing a ‘Sixth Extinction’ – Elizabeth Kolbert Interview

We typically think of climate change in terms of the consequences it has for humanity. But it also has huge and troubling impacts on the other species we share our planet with. In this episode we speak with Elizabeth Kolbert about her Pulitzer Prize winning book the Sixth Extinction, and discuss how, like the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, human beings are having an impact so disruptive on the environment that a large proportion of the earth’s species will have likely gone extinct by the end of the century.

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This Is What Happens When Rain Falls On The Earth’s Driest Desert

The Atacama desert in Chile is the driest non-polar desert on Earth, but even this seemingly barren wasteland can burst with life under the right conditions. If the desert experiences heavy rainfall during the Southern Hemisphere’s spring (October, November), the flowers ‘hibernating’ beneath its surface suddenly bloom with an explosion of color, eager to take advantage of the rain.

This year’s bloom was brought on by the same weather patterns that spawned Hurricane Patricia, the most powerful hurricane to make landfall on record. “The intensity of blooms this year has no precedent,” Daniel Diaz, the National Tourism Service director in Atacama, told the EFE news agency. “And the fact that it has happened twice in a same year has never been recorded in the country’s history. We are surprised.”

Though Diaz attributes the extraordinary phenomenon to climate change, locals have been thankful for the tourism boost the event has brought to the region. More than 20,000 tourists are expected to visit the desert to see the extraordinary bloom. This isn’t the only place in the world that gets desert blooms, however – these deserts in Utah experience a similar phenomenon.

More info: EFE

Image credits: Mario Ruiz / EFE

Big Cracks Forms Near Tensleep, Wyo and foot hills Of Bighorn Mountains WY

Note: Typical response from officials “Don’t pay attention to massive sinkholes appearing around the world, they don’t matter. This was jus’ a little spring-water – nuthin to see here folks, move along now….”

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Dane Wigington “Chemtrails/Geoengineering is Playing God with Weather” ~ Greg Hunter

Dane Wigington has uncovered new information on chemtrails or geoengineering the weather in the form of a 1978 U.S. Senate document. Wigington reports, “In this 750 page document, the express goal is for those in power to decide who should get more rain and who should get less rain. . . . Even though you have the damage by these programs, the desire to play God with the weather was not suppressed at all. In the 1978 document, they talk about further expanding the programs to a wider scope and scale. These people think they have a right to play God with the weather, with no regard for the consequences what-so-ever.”

Wigington also claims to have new information on government suppression of whistleblowers and gag orders given to NOAA and the National Weather Service. Wigington says climate engineering is a known secret in the highest offices of state and federal government. Wigington contends, “I was told by a Congressional aid off the record about 90 days ago, we all know what is going on and we don’t know what to do. This is the biggest elephant in the room. Everybody is afraid to step out of the shadows, but in the meantime, the ship is sinking, the entire ship, and we’re all on it.”

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TBW News 3rd week Oct…Super storms across the Pacific!

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Five dead after southern Europe rains
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Category V Hurricane Patricia…
Koppu hits The Philippines…
West coast marine life disaster has spread to the Gulf…
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Small Swedish town loses 1,000 child refugees…
Deadly floods still sweeping southern Europe…
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Activity at Costa Rica’s Rincon de la Vieja Volcano…
First glimps of devastation to come this winter from El-Nino…
Scientists warning and prepairing for Mega-quake…
dust storm rolls over US city of Phoenix…
40 TONS of dead fish washed up dead on the coast of Tamaulipas…
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Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma

By Becky Oskin, Senior Writer | May 05, 2014 03:30pm ET

Mile for mile, there are almost as many earthquakes rattling Oklahoma as California this year. This major increase in seismic shaking led to a rare earthquake warning today (May 5) from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

In a joint statement, the agencies said the risk of a damaging earthquake — one larger than magnitude 5.0 — has significantly increased in central Oklahoma.

Geologists don’t know when or where the state’s next big earthquake will strike, nor will they put a number on the increased risk. “We haven’t seen this before in Oklahoma, so we had some concerns about putting a specific number on the chances of it,” Robert Williams, a research geophysicist with the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program in Golden, Colorado, told Live Science. “But we know from other cases around the world that if you have an increasing number of small earthquakes, the chances of a larger one will go up.” [Watch 2500+ Oklahoma Earthquakes Since 2012 (Video)]

That’s why earthquakes of magnitude 5 and larger are more frequent in states such as California and Alaska, where thousands of smaller temblors hit every year.

This is the first time the USGS has issued an earthquake warning for a state east of the Rockies, Williams said. Such seismic hazard assessments are more typically issued for Western states following large quakes, to warn residents of the risk of damaging aftershocks, he said.

The geological agencies took action after the rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma outpaced that of even California for the first few months of 2014. (California regained the lead in April.) [The 10 Biggest Earthquakes in History]

“The rate of earthquakes increased dramatically in March and April,” Williams said. “That alerted us to examine this further and put out this advisory statement.”

While Oklahoma’s buildings can withstand light earthquakes, the damage from a magnitude-5 temblor could be widespread. Oklahoma’s last major earthquake was in November 2011, when a magnitude-5.6 earthquake centered near Prague, Oklahoma, destroyed 14 homes and injured at least two people.

“Building owners and government officials should have a special concern for older, unreinforced brick structures, which are vulnerable to serious damage during sufficient shaking,” Bill Leith, a USGS senior science adviser for earthquakes and geologic hazards, said in the joint statement.

While scientists haven’t ruled out natural causes for the increase, many researchers suspect the deep injection wells used for the disposal of fracking wastewater could be causing the earthquake activity. Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is a method of extracting oil and gas by cracking open underground rock.

Oklahoma earthquakes.
Credit: USGS

Ongoing studies have found a link between Oklahoma’s high-volume wastewater injection wells and regions with an uptick in earthquakes.

According to the USGS, the number of quakes magnitude-3 and stronger jumped by 50 percent in the past eight months in Oklahoma. Some 183 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater struck between October 2013 and April 14, 2014. The state’s long-term average from 1978 to 2008 was only two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or larger per year.

If the earthquakes are caused by wastewater injection, then the activity could continue or decrease with future changes in well usage in the state.

“We don’t know if this earthquake rate is going to continue,” Williams said. “It could go to a higher rate or lower, so the increased chances of a damaging quake could change in the future.”

Email Becky Oskin or follow her @beckyoskin. Follow us @OAPlanet, Facebook and Google+. Original article at Live Science’s Our Amazing Planet.

10/23/2015 — Global Faults Fracture — Earthquakes across 7,000 miles over 1 DAY

An amazing thing has begun to occur over the past 24 hours leading up to October 23, 2015 ..

A progression of larger earthquakes has occurred extending from the West Pacific Indian Ocean, all the way across the Southern Hemisphere to South America.

The transferring pressure passed across nearly 7,000 miles , and dozens of connected fault zones — all in one single days time. Professionals, and Geology textbooks said this was not possible, said that smaller earthquakes cannot cause other earthquakes far away from the epicenter.

In this case, we see virtually equidistantly spaced events each apart by well over 1,000 miles — proving that earthquakes do indeed progress across large distances over a short period of time, and that one earthquake can cause another earthquake elsewhere.

EMSC has two of the events measuring above M6.0 —……

USGS has the rest in the M5.5 to M5.7 range:……………


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