Signs of the Apocalypse

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby Beaver » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:09 pm

Ocean ‘Dead Zones’ Have Quadrupled Since 1950
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/earth ... d=46637211

"Our oceans are running out of air. A new report, published this week, says that ocean dead zones—regions starved of oxygen—have increased by millions of square miles and quadrupled in size since 1950. Coastal regions with low levels of oxygen, caused by fertilizer and sewage runoff, have multiplied tenfold. Climate change is a likely culprit, as warmer waters carry less oxygen."

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby Beaver » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:15 pm

NASA says skyscraper-sized asteroid headed toward Earth is ‘potentially hazardous’
http://bgr.com/2018/01/17/nasa-says-sky ... hazardous/

"2002 AJ129 will pass Earth on February 4th at a distance of more than 2.6 million miles. The distance between the Earth and the Moon, meanwhile, is 238,855 miles. 
In other words, the Asteroid will most likely not crash into our planet...But say it did… what might happen? You can expect Earth to go through a mini ice age following the impact with an object of that size, according to researchers. Average temperatures around the world would fall by 8° C, and Earth would become a much darker, colder, and drier place.

Surviving the impact would not be pleasant. In a “worst-case scenario,” soot would remain in the atmosphere for around 10 years, with dust needing some six years to settle back down on Earth."

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby jonnygothispen » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:39 pm

Maybe the billions spent on a missile defense system that has never worked in tests w/o being rigged was actually well spent after all?

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby Beaver » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:14 am

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Show Signs They’re About to Flip—Exposing Humans to Radiation and Planet-Wide Blackouts
https://www.yahoo.com/news/earth-apos-m ... 39488.html

"Cosmic radiation expert Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, believes that the next pole reversal could likely render some areas of the planet unlivable, according to Undark. That devastation could arrive through multiple avenues. The combination of powerful space particles, like unfiltered solar rays, cosmic rays and ultraviolet B rays (the stuff your sunscreen bottle warns you about), would smash through our battered ozone layer and lead us the way of the dinosaurs."

gargantua wrote:Watch the movie "The Day After". It was set in Lawrence, Kansas. Spoiler alert: Kansas City and the nearby rural nuclear missile silos were vaporized, and biblical amounts of radioactive fallout fell on Lawrence. So I don't think very highly of those rankings. There will be few if any survivors of an all-out nuclear war, and it's irresponsible to pretend otherwise.

That was just a movie. Reality is different. Kansas City and the nearby rural areas would be safe.

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby Cadfael » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:37 am

Don’t freak out about Earth’s magnetic field flipping
“Our technique is unique in that it makes use of simplified numerical models and sophisticated techniques to combine models and data,” says Matthias Morzfeld, an assistant professor in the University of Arizona’s mathematics department and lead author of the study. “According to our calculations, there is no need to worry about a reversal for the next 4,000 years.”

According to current—and competing—theories, a switch in Earth’s field is imminent when it weakens below a certain threshold or if it decays rapidly in strength. Because the current field is strong, yet decaying rapidly, some scientists take this as an indication that a reversal is about to happen, while others maintain that the field is too strong to switch.


Although it would indeed be interesting to add those effects to the changes we're already seeing.

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:12 pm

You might have to buy a new compass.

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby gozer » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:39 pm

how much of a chance the pole would not switch outright but move to a new location at a random latittude and longitude, like the the middle of the indian ocean or the gulf of guinea, or a large city like cairo or mumbai or mexico city, or an island in the middle of nowhere like bouvetøya . . . any of those cases would be very interesting -- or especially just meadering all over the place continually so that magnetic compasses are of no real use . . . the location of the magnetic pole becomes part of the seven-day weather forecast . . .

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby jonnygothispen » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:46 pm

So Earth isn't just bi-poler, it's schizophrenic too... Maybe we should start calling it Irv?

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby jman111 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:20 pm

Dow closed down 666 today.

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby Beaver » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:15 pm

Lost another 1,175 today.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-g ... 50261.html

Sean Hannity Found A Way To Blame Obama For The Stock Market Drop
https://www.yahoo.com/news/yup-sean-han ... 52694.html

“Because the Obama economy was so weak all of these years, we had just artificially cheap money,” Hannity said, referring to a Fox News analysis he had seen on the cable network. He explained that “cheap money” is from borrowing at “ridiculously low rates,” which he added must now end...Then, he declared that the plunge ― which saw stocks erase all their 2018 gains ― is actually good. “In many ways, it’s a sign of the strength of the economy more than anything else,” he said in comments posted online by Media Matters.

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby Cornelius Gotchberg » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:19 am

@Beaver;

"Sean Hannity Found A Way To Blame Obama For The Stock Market Drop"

That's insane! Everyone knows it dropped because of the Global Warming that's here and worse than the models predicted!

Brrr!!!

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby Beaver » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:50 am

Pilots report close encounters with UFO over Arizona: 'Something just passed over us'
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/pilots-report ... ories.html

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Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:36 am

All the term UFO means is that an object is unidentifiable. Nothing more.


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