BREAKING NEWS: 34 volcano just erupt!



   Is something strange happening deep inside the Earth?

Why are "giant fountains of lava" suddenly pouring out of some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the entire planet, and why are so many long dormant volcanoes suddenly roaring back to life? The spectacular eruption of Mt. Etna in Italy is making headlines all over the world, but it is far from alone. According to Volcano Discovery, 35 major volcanoes either are erupting right now or have just recently erupted, and dozens of others are stirring. So what is causing this upsurge in volcanic activity? Is something strange happening inside the Earth?

According to the USGS, magma is "molten rock underground", and lava is molten rock "that breaks through the Earth's surface". Right now, something is pushing magma up through the crust of the Earth at a number of key spots around the planet. On the island of Sicily, the "giant fountains of lava" that are coming out of Mt. Etna can be seen 30 kilometers away...

                  Italy's Mount Etna glows as lava pours down its flanks   © Boris Behncke

Giant fountains of lava could be seen sprouting from the volcano, located on the isle of Sicily, as far away as Catania, around 30 kilometres away, and the resort town of Taormina.

The Meteorological Observatory in Nunziata said: "You can clearly see the lava fountains, although currently modest, as it escapes from the crater in the southeast."

An orange air alert has been issued, meaning that airspace will remain open but authorities will continue to monitor the situation.


On the other side of the world, a constant stream of molten rock has been springing out of Guatemala's "Volcano of Fire"  since December 31st .


Meanwhile, a number of large volcanoes that have been dormant for a very long time all over the world have started springing back to life.

 For instance, the only active volcano in India has suddenly started "spewing lava and ash"  after being silent for 150 years...

Barren Islands volcano, India's only active volcano, is reportedly spewing lava and ash after a gap of 150 years. It erupted for about four hours in January, scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) claimed.

The volcano is situated in Barren Islands in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago. Some unsubstantiated reports even claim that it is South Asia's only active volcano.

Its first recorded eruption dates back to 1787. Since then, the volcano has erupted more than ten times, including the one this year.


At one time scientists would speak of "dead volcanoes", but now we learning that it really isn't safe to speak of any volcano as being completely "dead". So many of these long dormant volcanoes are roaring back to life, and why this is suddenly happening now is puzzling many of the experts.

And as you have seen, this isn't isolated to just one or two geographic regions. It literally is happening all over the globe.

 Last month, Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in the southern hemisphere erupted seven times in the space of a single day,  and meanwhile authorities in the northern hemisphere were warning us that four of Iceland's biggest volcanoes are preparing to erupt.



                                                            © the big wobble

Indonesia and Iceland are about as far apart as you can get, and yet they are both being affected by this worldwide phenomenon.

Without a doubt, something definitely appears to be causing a significant increase in worldwide seismic activity.

 Let's talk about earthquakes for a moment. A website known as the Big Wobble recently published an article that included two extraordinary maps. The first map showed the number of major earthquakes from January 1900 to January 1917, and the second map showed the number of major earthquakes from January 2000 to January 2017. The difference between the two maps was startling to say the least.


It is becoming extremely difficult to deny that something is happening to the crust of our planet, and many are becoming concerned about what we could soon experience if the level of seismic activity continues to rise.

 We already talked about Mt. Etna, but a much greater threat in Italy appears to be awakening under the city of Naples. A massive supervolcano known as "Campi Flegrei" is close to a "critical state", and if it erupts the consequences will be beyond catastrophic. The following comes from National Geographic...

A long-quiet yet huge supervolcano that lies under 500,000 people in Italy may be waking up and approaching a "critical state," scientists report this week in the journal Nature Communications.

Based on physical measurements and computer modeling, "we propose that magma could be approaching the CDP [critical degassing pressure] at Campi Flegrei, a volcano in the metropolitan area of Naples, one of the most densely inhabited areas in the world, and where accelerating deformation and heating are currently being observed," wrote the scientists—who are led by Giovanni Chiodini of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics in Rome.


If that supervolcano were to fully erupt, millions could die, the skies in the northern hemisphere would be darkened for months and the resulting "volcanic winter" would cause famines all around the globe.

 And the same things could be said about the supervolcano that is awakening in North Korea too.

 In the United States, we should be watching the volcanoes on the west coast for signs of trouble, and my regular readers know that I am particularly concerned about Mt. Rainier. There is an eruption of Mt. Rainier in "The Beginning Of The End", and it is in there for a reason.

Someday Mt. Rainier will erupt, and the horror that this will mean for the Northwest is beyond anything that I could put into words for you right now.

We live at a time when our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and a major natural disaster could change all of our lives in a single moment.

Just because our lives have been somewhat "normal" for an extended period of time does not mean that they will always be this way, and those that are ignoring the rumblings of our planet do so at their own peril.









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Britain's Met Office data confirms record drop in global temperatures



Global sea temperatures drop and record snow falls across Europe, Asia and USA

New official data issued by the Met Office confirms that world average temperatures have plummeted since the middle of the year at a faster and steeper rate than at any time in the recent past.


The huge fall follows a report by this newspaper that temperatures had cooled after a record spike. Our story showed that these record high temperatures were triggered by naturally occurring but freak conditions caused by El Nino - and not, as had been previously suggested, by the cumulative effects of man-made global warming.

The Mail on Sunday's report was picked up around the world and widely attacked by green propagandists as being 'cherry-picked' and based on 'misinformation'. The report was, in fact, based on NASA satellite measurements of temperatures in the lower atmosphere over land - which tend to show worldwide changes first, because the sea retains heat for longer. 

It is true that the massive 2015-16 El Nino - probably the strongest ever seen - took place against a steady warming trend, most of which scientists believe has been caused by human CO2 emissions


However, now the drop in temperature is also showing up in the authoritative Met Office 'Hadcrut4' surface record, compiled from measurements from more than 3,000 weather stations located around the world on both sea and land.

To the end of October, the last month for which figures have been released, Hadcrut4 had fallen about 0.5C from its peak in the spring.

The reason is the end of El Nino. The natural phenomenon, which takes place every few years and has a huge impact on world weather, occurs when water in a vast area of the Pacific west of Central America gets up to 3C hotter than usual.

                                       © JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
                                 Stockholm had its snowiest November day in 111 years.

It has now been replaced by a weak La Nina, when the water becomes colder than usual. This means temperatures may still have some way to fall.

El Nino is not caused by greenhouse gases and has nothing to do with climate change. It is true that the massive 2015-16 El Nino - probably the strongest ever seen - took place against a steady warming trend, most of which scientists believe has been caused by human emissions.

But when El Nino was triggering new records earlier this year, some downplayed its effects. For example, the Met Office said it contributed 'only a few hundredths of a degree' to the record heat. The size of the current fall suggests that this minimised its impact. When February produced a new hot record for that month, at the very peak of El Nino, newspapers in several countries claimed that this amounted to a 'global climate emergency', and showed the world was 'hurtling' towards the point when global warming would become truly dangerous. Now, apparently, the immediate threat has passed. It would be just as misleading to say lower temperatures caused by La Nina meant the world was into a new long-term cooling.


The Mail on Sunday's report was picked up around the world and widely attacked by green propagandists as being 'cherry-picked' and based on 'misinformation'

But the big question is: what will happen when both El Nino and La Nina are over and the Pacific water returns to its 'neutral', average state?

Professor Judith Curry, of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, who is president of the Climate Forecast Applications Network, said it would take years before it was clear whether the long-term warming trend was slowing down, staying the same or accelerating.

'The bottom line is that we can't read too much into the temperatures of a year or two,' she said. 'We will need the perspective of another five years to understand what is going on.'

Full story by David Rose in Mail on Sunday, 11 December 2016




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