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.
Yesterday evening I attended the second video screening
of the recent ‘TEDx Folkestone: Pushing The Boundaries’
talks at the Lime Bar here in Folkestone. The event was well attended, with lively Q&A sessions.
Here’s the talks’ messages in a nutshell.
SIMON COLEMAN: INNOVATING TO CHANGE
In this talk, Simon explains how to push the boundaries of the economic system so that it becomes sustainable and profitable.
He starts by talking about one of his main concerns, the rate of deforestation, currently at 300 football pitches per hour. Forests are destroyed to grow beef cattle, palm oil, and soya, while the wood is used to make furniture and paper.
Throughout the years, the situation hasn’t improved, proving that the deforestation won’t be stopped by our political leaders or by the industries that benefit from it. Also, there’s the big problem of illegal deforestation.
How can we push the boundaries of the economic system then?
By listening to Bruce Lee, who once said: “Be like water. If there is no wave, create one.”
The wave that will change the economic system will be the result of Personal Purchase Power. If every consumer reduces the consumption or stops buying products that are produced unethically, more and more entrepreneurs will offer ethical goods. Eventually, those who don’t change the way they operate will go out of business.
The good thing is that not only more and more consumers are making informed decisions, but also more and more entrepreneurs are concerned about the same issues and are already looking for new solutions.
PAUL BRANSINGTON: HUMANS, ROBOTS AND BUSINESS: HOW MAD LANGUAGE DAMAGES EVERYTHING
With examples of corporate messages, Paul helps us understand why public’s trust in companies is at an all-time low, why 87% of workers worldwide don’t feel engaged in their work, and what can be done about it.
According to Paul, the problem is the depersonalised language companies use to communicate with their customers and their employees.
This depersonalised language is a sign of deresponsibilisation of companies. In the following example, the first sentence is the most sincere one, and the last one shows us what deresponsibilisation means:
“I try to be honest.”
“I value honesty.”
“Honesty is one of my key values.”
In a company, deresponsibilisation is the consequence of confusing consistency with uniformity when implementing the ideas on which the corporate identity is based (mission, vision, and values).
The insistence of using the same concepts at every opportunity regardless of its appropriateness leads to uniformed messages that sound robotic and push customers and employees away, achieving the opposite of its declared aim–-to strengthen relationships with employees and customers.
This robotic language affects also the way management behaves, as it makes managers feel disconnected from the company values and as a consequence they don’t use those values as guidelines for their decisions––hence the lack of consistency.
The discrepancy between what companies say and what they actually do is why trust in them is so low.
What companies need is clear values to judge managerial decisions with, and ‘human’ language, sincere language to communicate with customers, employees and the community at large.
ADAM WILSON: CONSCIOUSNESS — WHERE NEXT?
Adam looks at how consciousness (the state of being aware of one's own feelings, thoughts, sensations, needs and surroundings,) can be taken to new levels to increase happiness and well-being in our society.
According to Adam, meditation is the key to expand our consciousness and therefore the key to enjoy a more relaxed approach to life. His conviction is supported by scientific studies, which show that the brain of people who meditate regularly is wired differently from non-meditators--a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. The long term benefits are higher judgement, better decision-making, better prospective, more empathy and compassion, reduced stress and fewer stress-related diseases.
If meditation became widespread, our society would be much happier and healthier.
RANDOLPH MATTHEWS: BEFORE THERE ARE WORDS THERE ARE SOUND FEELINGS
Randolph is a vocal musician who likes to sing and talk about the sounds the voice can make.
In this fascinating talk, Randolph demonstrates--singing,-- that we are all immersed in a sonic landscape and that sound has a feeling that imbues on people’s lives.