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Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:22 am ]
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http://www.businessinsider.com/2012-sol ... rth-2014-7

The world as we know it almost came to an end in 2012 — though it happened before the Mayan calendar came to an end. Instead, one of the strongest solar storms ever recorded sent a burst of energy through Earth's orbit that could have crippled electrical systems across the planet.

"If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces," said Daniel Baker of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in a NASA press release. Luckily for us, it missed our home planet.

Author:  Johhny Electriglide [ Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:36 pm ]
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NOVA Magnetic Pole Flip 530,000 Years Overdue & Happening Now?
In all the past reversals, a coronal mass discharge has never hit the Earth. We don't need that, because our luck is running out in other ways;
10 Biggest Threats to Human Existence
Larry Schwartz, AlterNet | July 28, 2014 12:03 pm | Comments
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"AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is at the top of the cultural zeitgeist these days, one of the most popular television series on the air. In the show, a virus has ravaged the Earth, killing most of humanity, with the dead corpses rising to terrorize the few remaining living souls. While enormously entertaining, it is not a likely scenario for the end of the human race. Dick Cheney notwithstanding, zombies aren’t real. The end of humanity, however, could be. While it is difficult to envision a world without “us,” there are multiple scenarios staring at us, right here, right now, not far-fetched, that could wipe out all or most of humanity, leaving a wasteland for Mother Nature to reclaim. Here are some of the possible ways the reign of man- and womankind might end, no zombies needed.
1. Global Climate Change

Climate change is the Big Kahuna of all scenarios in which our presence on Earth is ended. Despite what the climate change deniers would have you believe, climate change is real. It is being caused by human beings, with a little help from lots of farting cows emitting methane, plus that giant well of methane lurking under the Arctic ice. As we burn carbon and increase our meat-eating ways, more and more greenhouse gases are building up in the atmosphere. It is pretty easy to see the end game of this scenario. Grab a telescope and look at Venus"
http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/28/10-bigge ... 9-85901709

Just calling it 'global climate change' is a misnomer. It is Anthropocene Epoch Thermal Maximum with ELE Greater Than the Permian, or also referred to a Global Terminal Extinction Event(s). The rest are just other coupe-de-graces.

Author:  Johhny Electriglide [ Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:06 pm ]
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In the beginning;
Early life probably fell victim to massive space rocks
Planet-sterilizing asteroids struck Earth until around 4.3 billion years ago
by Thomas Sumner 8:09am, July 31, 2014
"Space rocks larger in diameter than Spain bombarded the early Earth, probably repeatedly eradicating emerging life. The last of these death rocks struck around 4.3 billion years ago, scientists estimate in the July 31 Nature, providing an upper limit to when life first took hold on Earth.
From Earth’s origin around 4.6 billion years ago until 3.8 billion years ago, the planet was such a hellish place that geologists call this eon the Hadean after Hades, the Greek god of the underworld. Debris left over from the solar system’s creation regularly slammed into Earth, boiling away the early ocean and coating the planet with molten rock.
But it was during this chaotic period that scientists think life arose on Earth."
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ear ... b-93287133
And in the end;

Siberian crater mystery may be solved
by Science News Staff 3:00pm, August 1, 2014
"Methane, not an alien spacecraft crash, is probably responsible for the 30-meter-wide crater that suddenly appeared in Siberia in mid-July.
While air normally contains just 0.000179 percent methane, air near the bottom of the crater was composed of 9.6 percent methane, Nature reports. Researchers suspect that rising summer temperatures in the region thawed permafrost in the ground. As the soil defrosted, methane gas trapped in the permafrost pooled underground before bursting to the surface and ripping a hole in the ground.
Scientists believe that as regional temperatures rise, these kinds of craters could become more common."
https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/scienc ... b-93287133

Could it be that LIFE is self-eliminating? By the mechanism of enough methane turnover to turn a planet to Venus-like?

Author:  Johhny Electriglide [ Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:29 pm ]
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Here it is, unless emissions somehow go to 10% of 1998 level by 2023.
After that, the only thing to save the biosphere is blowing Yellowstone and Toba, too, for a 20 year volcanic winter. That is half the momentum time.

Then, how do you deal with knowing???
http://www.amazon.com/Going-Dark-Guy-R- ... dp_product

Let us pray and hope the NYC 9-20 to 9-24 demonstrations and meetings in NYC give humanity a collective kick in the pants to get it done in time, and stop having kids for 20 years. :mrgreen:

Author:  Johhny Electriglide [ Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:47 pm ]
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No progress toward changing the direction towards ecocide, thermageddon, and extinction of life.

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