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.
It’s been six years since I moved to Folkestone from Italy to join my husband. I had many plans and dreams: after four hard years in Italy, I was eager to enjoy a normal family life again, go back to health, and start my writing career. As always, things have worked out in a different way from what I had imagined.
On the bright side, the town seafront is one of the most beautiful in the world. One of my treats is to walk down to the beach and enjoy the magnificent view of the Folkestone Bay and the coast of France.
Folkestone has also turned out to be the perfect spot for my writing career. As I returned to health, and realised that my novel was going nowhere, I attended a few creative writing courses at The Centre for Adult Education. They gave me the skills and the confidence to write stories that I would then publish (A new Beginning, Homecoming, and Across Spacetime).
And I love the cultural ferment of this town, with its many festivals, like:
On the downside, and it’s a big downside, there’s my marriage break down. Going through a divorce is not easy, but we are keeping things as amicable as can be for our daughter’s sake.
What I find tough, among other things, is promoting Across Spacetime (which was inspired by how I met my husband of 20 years,) while discussing with him the terms of our divorce. But that’s life I guess.
And so here I am, a bit scared but ready for a new adventure.