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.
The last video screening of the recent
TEDx Folkestone: Pushing The Boundaries’ talks
was on at the Lime Bar yesterday evening. This
time, only one speaker, Jim Lockey, was able to
attend so the most interesting part of this event,
the Q&A, was very short. I hope that in the near future there will be other occasions in which
we will have the chance to ask questions to the
other speakers as well.
Here’s the summary of each talk.
JIM LOCKEY: THE FORGOTTEN LANGUAGE OF DRAWING
Jim is an artist and educator who works especially with children and teenagers. In this talk, he demonstrates not only that anyone can draw, but also that drawing is essential to unlock our voice.
When people, especially adults, say they cannot draw, they make a statement about their confidence and not about their ability to draw. When given clear instructions to follow, anybody can draw. So why many people think they cannot draw then? It could be because somebody told them they couldn’t, or because culture tells them that drawing is all about proficiency.
According to Jim, drawings are vessels, containers for ideas, just like writing: drawing and writing are like related languages, each one interpreting the world in a slightly different way.
If people saw drawing in this light, they would draw as much often, they would enjoy it and find that they have more and more things to say.
EMILY PEASGOOD: EMILY! DON’T DO THAT!
Emily is a composer and an artist. All her life she tried to fit in but found it very hard because her ideas were always considered ridiculous. Only when she had enough confidence in herself and implemented her ideas, she found happiness and appreciation.
When she was little, she was very shy, very imaginative, and very inquisitive. Her ideas were welcomed with laughter and disbelief and as a result she tried to conform. However, she found out that to be herself she had to stop listening to the naysayers and had to be willing to do something that she had never done.
She invites us not to let ourselves get in the way of who we are, because our ideas are us.
ARPAD CSEH: TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE-A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
Arpad Cseh founded the Climate Opportunity Initiative in 2016. He is also a portfolio manager at UBS Asset Management in the transportation, utilities, energy and social infrastructure sectors. He believes that climate change is man-made and the way tackle it is to make it convenient in the short-term to reduce the negative impact human activities would have on the planet in the long term.
So far, all the initiatives implemented by politicians have failed to deliver concrete results because politicians don’t want to ask their voters to make sacrifices straightaway to benefit others in the distant future. If they did, they will not be re-elected.
However, if countries were given rewards and opportunities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, it would be convenient for them to take action now; and Arpad has envisaged such a system that would work better than the actual climate negotiations.
REBECCA ROBERTSON: IF WOMEN RULED THE WORLD
Rebecca Robertson is the award-winning founder of Evolution for Women, a website dedicated to giving women professional financial advice, and is passionate about putting women firmly in control of their finances.
In this talk, Rebecca looks at why women in their fifties are in a weaker financial position than men in the same age group (education, salary, work opportunities, divorce) and at the financial services industry.
She believes that if women were in control of their finances, the wealth in the world would be more widespread and not in the hands of just a few people, and she invites the people who are already in control of their finances to help those were not and also to reach out whenever they need financial advice themselves.
CHRIS CAGE: CREATING THE CARE WE ALL WANT
Chris Cage is a social entrepreneur and organisational development practitioner, with a background in community and engaged theatre practice. He believes that each one of us can make a difference in the quality of care by being creative.
With few examples, Chris illustrates how creative ideas can change people’s lives for the better. In fact, the Care Quality Commission that regulates care homes in England says that creativity is one of the key characteristics of outstanding care.
To be creative though, people must overcome their fear of being rejected, of making mistakes, and of being made look stupid for suggesting something different. As many stick to what has been tried and tested, no chance is given to potential benefits.
Chris invites everybody, whether working, visiting, or living in a care home, to see the possibilities in every situation because it doesn’t cost a penny but it can make an enormous difference in other people’s lives.