In the past month I’ve been researching the different topics that I promised to discuss in this post and I have realised that to do a proper job (find the news, verify the sources, describe the phenomenon and offer explanations) I would have to write a very long and too complex (for me) blog post. It would probably be very interesting but would deviate from my original purpose, which is to understand whether the human species is in danger of starvation due to the ongoing Earth changes.
Therefore, I’ve looked into the topics I wanted to discuss and chose the ones that are more relevant.
I have included the first one (Receding sea and river waters) more for the possible causes than for the phenomena themselves.
1) Receding sea and river waters
Since the Boxing Day tsunami, everyone witnessing receding sea waters run for their lives away
from the beaches. In the last few years though, in many cases receding seawater is not the sign of
an incoming tsunami. For example, the water receded from the shoreline in Uruguay and Brazil a
year ago, and from the Gulf of Thailand two months ago.
If you witness this event, refrain from exploring the beach or the riverbed as the water can rapidly
return at any time and catch you by surprise.
What are the causes? Some intriguing explanations are: the Earth wobble, the incoming Planet X,
the Expanding Earth Theory, and crustal displacement.
2) Sinkholes and Earth fissures
Sinkholes have been in the spotlight in the past months, especially here in Kent, as a few
appeared in Maidstone and here in Folkestone. Usually,sinkholes are caused by heavy flooding
events and increased population making heavier demands on land use, nevertheless the reasons
of their appearance in Maidstone and Folkestone have yet to be established.
Earth fissures are large cracks in the ground that form because of soil surface tension due to
lowering of the ground surface elevation. They can be hundreds of metres deep and several
kilometres long and can take millions of years to form (like the one that’s splitting the Horn of
Africa from the rest of the continent and it’s caused by tectonic plate movement) or a few days (in
case of downpours) like the one that opened up in Afar, Ethiopia, in 2005.
Earth fissures pose a significant risk to humans, animals, and infrastructure because of the
destruction they cause and because pollution can make its way deep into the earth and enter an
aquifer by flowing into the crack and contaminating it. This can lead to crop failure and loss of
human and animal lives.
3) Gran Solar Minimum
According to a 2015 study led by astrophysicist Valentina Zharkova at Northumbria University,
who discovered sunquakes and published several papers in Nature, in 2020 the Sun may enter a
period of significantly reduced activity, which will lead to a mini ice age that could last for 30-35
Apart from this research, which I am not qualified to discuss, there are phenomena that seem to
prove that we are indeed headed toward a Grand Solar Minimum:
Cosmic rays, which originate from outside the solar system, can damage human DNA and can
thus be a problem for space missions. The magnetic field carried by the solar wind provides a
protective shield, deflecting galactic cosmic rays from our solar system. The lower the solar
activity, the weaker the solar magnetic field and hence the higher the levels of cosmic rays that
Moscow last February, the first ever snowfall in Southern Morocco last winter, or in Uruguay and
Argentina a few days ago; and in Europe first an extreme cold and than an extreme heat that have
made food prices rise.
As we’ve seen, Earth changes can happen suddenly or take millions of year. They can be dramatic or modest. The only certain thing is that Earth is a living planet and changes are normal. To me, there is enough evidence that it’s time to get ready at least to face the upcoming food shortage due to crops failing all over the world, as documented in the article Perishables Buffeted by Bad Weather by Cap Allon published today on the website https://electroverse.net .
What can we do to be prepared?
There are different scenarios that can pan out during our lifetime, from sudden total devastation (like Yellowstone going off or crustal displacement) to a prolonged power grid failure due a massive coronal mass ejection or extreme weather conditions, or to just a temporary shortage of certain staples like wheat, rice or maize.
A quick internet surfing will help you find a list of survival skills and where to learn them. We can only gain from mastering them, even if (fingers crossed) we'll never have to count on them for our existence. As for me, I'm already proficient in different healing techniques so I'm learning to grow my food at the community allotment, and to knit. Next on my list is to look into how to survive a prolonged power cut. Needless to say, networking is fundamental.
Good websites to keep us informed on what’s happening around the world are:
Evolutionary Energy Arts (and its YouTube channel)
USGS (Earthquake Hazards Program)
Whatever you're going to learn, dear Seeker, make sure you join me here on 20 September to read my next blog post on the End Times prophecies.
Like thousands of farmers around the world, we too have encountered difficulties in growing our crop at the Folkestone Cantiaci allotment this year. For us, it has been first the snow in the end of March and then the drought in June and July that have compromised our harvest.
Luckily we don't depend on the allotment for putting food on our tables, but in the near future this, unfortunately, could change as crops around the world could fail and staple food prices rise.
The news about the changes that Earth has allegedly been going through overwhelm me sometimes, making me wonder what is really happening and what I can do to prepare for what's in store for us. Hence the idea of writing a blog post on it. However, this topic is vast, so I’ll discuss it in two posts. In this one, I’ll look into the risk caused by heat, droughts and flooding; volcanic activity; earthquakes; and the weakening of the magnetic field. In my next blog post, I’ll discuss the phenomena of receding sea waters; sinkholes and fissures; the disappearance of insects; strange sky phenomena; the mysterious “booms” heard around the world; and last but not least, the grand solar minimum.
1) Heat, droughts and flooding
According to a study on the risks of crop disasters due to heat, droughts and flooding, “there is a 6% chance every decade that a simultaneous failure in maize production could occur in China and the US – the world’s main growers – which would result in widespread misery, particularly in Africa and south Asia, where maize is consumed directly as food”, and “The impact would be felt at a global scale.” (To learn more, please read the article “Maize, rice, wheat: alarm at rising climate risk to vital crops“ published by Robin McKie, The Guardian Observer Science Editor, first published on Sat 15 Jul 2017.)
2) Volcanic activity
Despite the spectacular eruptions in Guatemala and Hawaii, according to many sources, like the Smithsonian Institute’s website, the current level of volcanic activity is normal and therefore the amount of ashes spewed out by volcanoes so far isn't enough to block out the sun beams more than usual.
According to a paper presented by Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado in Boulder and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana in Missoula at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in October 2017, there is a link between Earth’s rotation and seismic activity. As Earth’s rotation has been slowing down in the past few years, to Bilham, “Next year  we should see a significant increase in numbers of severe earthquakes. We have had it easy this year. So far, we have only had about six severe earthquakes. We could easily have 20 a year starting in 2018.”
Will this be the year in which “The Big One” hits the West Coast of the USA?
4) Weakening of the magnetic field and poles’ shift
The Earth’s magnetic field protects the planet from solar and cosmic rays. When the poles switch, this protective shield could diminish to as little as one-tenth of its typical ability.
For the last 160 years, the strength of Earth’s magnetic field has been decreasing at a worrying rate, especially in a huge expanse of the Southern Hemisphere, extending from Zimbabwe to Chile, known as the South Atlantic Anomaly. The field no longer protects the satellites that orbit above the region from the radiation that interferes with satellite electronics.
As the field grows weaker, the possibility of a reversal of the magnetic poles, already overdue, rises. Although nobody can tell when the flip will take place and how long the reversal process will last, there is a widespread consensus that not only our navigation systems and the transmission of electricity will be affected, but also the animals that migrate, like birds and dolphins for example. In addition, the risk of cancer will grow.
On the bright side, the northern lights might be enjoyed at lower latitudes.