Friday, 22 September 2017

Guy McPherson in debate with other climate change scentists

4 Panel Climate Change Discussion*Scientists*More Hurricanes with Capacity to Level Cities

Marc Haneburght

Part 1 of 2. This is the real breaking news. Main media will not give the information that is needed to give you the whole picture.

You will be captured by some of the information given. You're knowledge will be broadened by watching this highly important climate change discussion. 

Part 2 of 2. The discussion becomes a bit more heated, with some laughter to cool it down


Are some solutions really factual and feasible, or does it make us just feel good? Where do solar panels come from? Getting to the root.

This is the real breaking news. Main media will not give the information that is needed to give you the whole picture.

You will be captured by some of the information given. You're knowledge will be broadened by watching this highly important climate change discussion.

George Monbiot demolishes denier David Bellamyc

This is from 7 years ago,in 2010

David Bellamy being humiliated by George Monbiot over climate change. 

David Bellamy and bad science

Watch David Bellamy's arguments being totally demolished by George Monbiot. (If you research it you find Bellamy gets his data from a fraudster who alleges that the Queen is the head of an international drugs syndicate.)

Entire towns in Mexico flattened in earthquake

Entire towns in Mexico flattened as scale of earthquake damage emerges
Thousands of left homeless in towns and communities outside Mexico City as official rescue and relief efforts struggle to cope with the widespread destruction

22 September, 2017

Hopes that rescuers will find more survivors trapped beneath collapsed buildings in central Mexico were fading on Thursday, as the scale of the devastation wreaked by the country’s deadliest earthquake for a generation started to become clear.

At least 250 people died and 1,900 were injured in the 7.1 magnitude quake which struck Mexico on Tuesday – 32 years to the day after the country’s deadliest earthquake killed thousands and laid waste to the capital city. The death toll will certainly rise as rescue workers continue to search the precarious ruins amid the threat of aftershocks, collapsing rubble and gas leaks.

Parts of Mexico City – which is built on a drained lakebed – have been devastated, but details of the destruction outside the capital are only now starting to emerge, with reports of entire towns flattened and thousands of people left homeless.

Directly south of Mexico City in Morelos state, the death toll stands at 73. The damage was especially acute in the municipality of Jojutla, where houses were reduced to rubble.

Jojutla is damaged badly, but there are communities that have suffered the same or worse,” said Óscar Cruz, a spokesman with the local Catholic diocese, who added all 89 Catholic parishes in the state suffered damage. “What’s tragic is that the damage is worst in the poorest pueblos.”

In Puebla state, authorities have declared a state of “extraordinary emergency” in 112 municipalities – equivalent to 51% of the region. The death toll in Puebla has risen to 43.

At least 1,700 homes have been declared uninhabitable and should be demolished over coming months, according to the state governor. The number could well rise after experts finish more exhaustive inspections.

In Metepec, a quaint colonial town, almost every house and business has suffered structural damage, raising fears among residents that the rebuild could take years.

Calls for urgent help and supplies in towns and communities outside the capital continue to be posted on social networks as official rescue and relief efforts struggle to cope with the widespread destruction.

Hopes that survivors could still be found have been boosted by the round-the-clock coverage of the navy-led search for a 12-year-old girl believed to be trapped under a collapsed school in the south of Mexico City.

Over the past two days, the country has been captivated by the story of the girl, named as Frida Sofia, as TV networks and authorities repeatedly reported that her rescue was imminent. In the hours after the quake struck, 11 other children were rescued from the Enrique Rebsamen School; 21 children and five adults have been found dead so far.

But contradictory reports from the scene have led to confusion and anger towards the country’s main broadcasters for peddling false hope and neglecting the rest of the quake’s victims.

According to the broadcaster Televisa, all students with that name at the school had been accounted for, while the public education secretary Aurelio Nuño said that the girl’s parents had not been located.

There was also growing anger at alleged attempts by the armed forces, which have taken over many of the rescue operations initially led by volunteers, and had started to raze collapsed buildings less than 72 hours after the earthquake – prompting fears that they could destroy buildings where survivors remained trapped.

In the trendy La Roma neighbourhood, the navy reportedly shut down a rescue operation in an office block on Thursday morning in order to start bulldozing the unstable structure from which 24 survivors had been pulled free.

The sobbing mother of one young woman trapped inside told Televisa “I will not let the navy bulldoze this building when my daughter and other people are still trapped inside and could be alive.”

Reports of clashes between volunteer rescue workers and the armed forces are also surfacing across the capital.

The army has a history of imposing brutal triage rules for natural disasters which dates back to the 1985 earthquake,” said public policy analyst Rodolfo Soriano Nuñez. “They might get away with this arrogant approach in Oaxaca or Chiapas, but not in Mexico City.”

As cracks started to show in what has been until now lauded as a unified national response, extraordinary tales of survival continue to lift spirits.

Ashley Skoch, 29, was lying in bed watching TV on the sixth floor of a seven-storey apartment block in La Condesa that was toppled by the tremor.

Skoch, from Seattle, arrived in the city a few hours before the earthquake struck to visit a friend who had lived in the building for two years. She jumped up and ducked at the foot of the bed as the walls began to crack and the building “slid down like a layer cake”, she told the Guardian. It almost certainly saved her life.

When I came to, my head was bleeding, a giant pillar had fallen onto the bed but I wasn’t trapped and could move my body. I was in shock but I put on my pants, grabbed my backpack and laptop and got myself out of the rubble and sat down.”

Nearby construction workers rushed to the scene of the collapsed building and used a crane to lift her to the ground. By this time, Skoch could barely stand, so a man carried her down the road and tried to stop the bleeding until an ambulance arrived and took her to a clinic, from where she was able to contact her friend. Skoch sustained a compound fracture to the spine, but should make a full recovery.

I feel lucky, but can’t make sense of why I survived when so many others died or are still missing.”

Zapad-2017 exercise ends

NATO Slitting Wrists After Russian Exercise Ends Without Anticipated Invasion of Europe

21 September, 2017

After conclusion of the Zapad 2017 military exercises the Russian units participating are packing up and returning to their barracks:
Russian troops have started to routinely return to their home bases after the end of the joint Russia-Belarus Zapad 2017 exercises that earlier provoked large-scale hysteria in the West over their nature, numbers and purpose.
Units of the Russian Air Force were first to set off for home following the end of the drills, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Russian military “planes… [and] helicopters… involved in the various stages of the exercises, including those conducted on Belarusian territory, will be redeployed to their home airfields in two days,” the ministry said, adding that the withdrawal operation had already begun, as reported by the Interfax news agency.

Poor NATO and associated media will have to wait another 4 years before they can again pretend they fear the Zapad drills may be a cover for invasion of Poland.

Rouhani: Tehran will boost its missile capabilities

They’d be mad not to.

Iranian president Rouhani says Tehran will boost its missile capabilities – state media

Iranian president Rouhani says Tehran will boost its missile capabilities – state media
A man looks at Iranian-made missiles at Holy Defence Museum in Tehran © Raheb Homavandi / Reuters

22 September, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to strengthen the country’s missile capabilities, state media reported. The statement comes amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington after President Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly.
The Iranian leader addressed the military on Friday, during a parade marking the start of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

Rouhani said that the country will boost its military capabilities, from missiles to ground, air and sea forces. The military will be strengthened to the extent that Iran considers necessary, he added.

Trump may cite UN resolution to decertify Iran nuclear deal – US envoy to UN

"We will increase our military power as a deterrent. We will strengthen our missile capabilities...We will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country," Rouhani said, as cited by the Irna news agency.

The president stressed the defensive nature of their weapons. Their purpose is to defend the country and the region from “the invasion of the great powers” and from terrorism, he said.

He emphasized that, “like it or not,” Tehran will defend “the oppressed people” of Yemen, Syria and Palestine.

In his first speech at the UN on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump called Iran a “depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos,” accusing it of funding terrorists and undermining the stability of the entire Middle East. Trump also said that the milestone nuclear deal concluded in 2015 by Tehran and leading world powers, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions” and “an embarrassment” to the US.

Tehran has blasted Trump’s choice of words, calling them “shameless and ignorant remarks,” that ignore “Iran’s fight against terrorism,”said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was among the negotiators of the document that restricts Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for a loosening of international sanctions. 

Road in Mexico is "out-gassing" after 7.1 quake


21 September, 2017

Persons in Mexico are in EXTREME DANGER of another, even larger earthquake than the massive 7.1 which struck south of Mexico City earlier this week. Roads in the area have begun OUT-GASSING . . . they appear to be Breathing . . . meaning the earth below is being squeezed so hard, it is venting gas from deep in the earth. This is a major warning sign of a pending, EXTREMELY 
LARGE earthquake! Video of the road "breathing" appears below. . .

I cannot over-state the danger of what we see taking place in the video above.  The fact that this road is moving up and down, and hissing as underground gas comes out, is an absolute warning sign that another  E X T R E M E L Y  L A R G E earthquake is pending in that region.

What's taking place to cause this gassing is that the earth is being squeezed with so much pressure, gas is venting out of the surface.   All that squeezing means something very big is building underground.
This type of out-gassing was noted in China in 1978 before a major earthquake there killed over 255,000 people!
The Tangshan earthquake, also known as the Great Tangshan earthquake, was a natural disaster that occurred on July 28, 1976. It is believed to be the largest earthquake of the 20th century by death toll. 
The epicenter of the earthquake was near Tangshan in HebeiPeople's Republic of China, an industrial city with approximately one million inhabitants. The number of deaths initially reported by the Chinese government was 655,000, but this number has since been stated to be around 240,000 to 255,000. 
Another report indicates that the actual death toll was much higher, at approximately 650,000, and explains that the lower estimates are limited to Tangshan and exclude fatalities in the densely populated surrounding areas.
A further 164,000 people were recorded as being severely injured. The earthquake occurred at a turbulent time in Chinese recent history, during a series of political events involving the Communist Party of China including the expulsion of the ruling Gang of Four by Mao Zedong's chosen successor, Hua Guofeng. In traditional Chinese thought, natural disasters are sometimes seen as precursors of dynastic change.
The earthquake hit in the early morning and lasted 14 to 16 seconds. Chinese government official sources state a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter magnitude scale, though some sources listed it as high as 8.2.
It was followed by a major 7.1 magnitude aftershock some 16 hours later, increasing the death toll to over 255,000. The earthquake was generated by the 25-mile-long Tangshan Fault, which runs near the city and ruptured due to tectonic forces caused by the Amurian Plate sliding past the Eurasian Plate.


Well water in a village outside of Tangshan reportedly rose and fell three times the day before the earthquake. Gas began to spout out of a well in another village on July 12 and then increased on July 25 and July 26. 
This is exactly what seems to be taking place in the video above.
Bear in mind that after a "typical" major earthquake, there are _usually_ "aftershocks."   But with the recent 7.1 quake, there have been NO aftershocks.  NONE AT ALL.
That could likely mean that the 7.1 quake was actually a "foreshock"  a harbinger of a much bigger, far more deadly earthquake to come.
Folks in Mexico should be VERY concerned about this ongoing "out-gassing" and should prepare themselves for a calamitous coming quake.  They should have emergency food, emergency water and other supplies needed in case disaster strikes.

Hurricane Maria Lashing the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos

Hurricane Maria Lashing the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico Dries Out; U.S. Rip Current, High Surf Threat

21 September, 2017

Hurricane Maria, a major hurricane, continues to lash the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos with heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge as major flooding continues in Puerto Rico. Conditions are deteriorating in the southeast Bahamas as Maria approaches.

Maria is likely to bring high surf and dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast this weekend into next week. The center of Maria should remain well to the east of the Southeast coast through the next five days.

(FULL MARIA COVERAGE: Hurricane Central)

Happening Now

Hurricane Maria is currently located about 90 miles north-northeast of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic or about 65 miles east-southeast of Grand Turk Island, and is moving northwest at near 8 mph.


Current Storm Status
Maria continues to pound the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and strong winds. Wind gusts over 60 mph have been clocked along the northeast Dominican Republic coast, including in the resort city of Punta Cana.
Rainbands continue to soak parts of Puerto Rico even as the center of the hurricane moves away. The National Weather Service says that major flooding was ongoing in Puerto Rico on the Rio Grande de Loiza, Rio Grande de Manati and La Plata basins.

At least one rain gauge near Caguas, Puerto Rico, has reported more than 30 inches of rain from Maria.

Conditions are deteriorating in the Turks and Caicos and far southeast Bahamas as Maria approaches.

Current Watches/Warnings

Hurricane warnings have been issued for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas. This means hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours.

Hurricane warnings remain in effect for the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to Puerto Plata.

A tropical storm warning is in effect from west of Puerto Plata to the northern border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for the central Bahamas.

Watches and Warnings

Forecast: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos and Southeast Bahamas

Maria's core will continue to pull away from Puerto Rico, but bands of locally heavy rainfall will still be possible there through Friday as tropical moisture streams northward on the southeast side of Maria.
Portions of the Dominican Republic, especially near the northeastern coast, should see heavy rain and strong winds continue into Friday. Tropical storm-force or hurricane-force winds can be expected in the northern Dominican Republic.

Projected Path
It is possible that Maria could regain Category 4 status during the overnight hours over warm Atlantic waters and a favorable atmospheric environment and setup. 
In the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, hurricane conditions are expected to arrive early Friday, but conditions are deteriorating.
In the hurricane warning area of the Dominican Republic, water levels may rise by as much as 4 to 6 feet above normal tide levels, with a storm surge of 1 to 3 feet possible elsewhere along the northern coasts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Water levels up to 9 to 12 feet above normal tide levels are expected near and north of the center of Maria in the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Puerto Rico may see an additional 4 to 8 inches of rain, with maximum storm totals up to 40 inches in some areas, through Saturday.

The northern and eastern Dominican Republic, as well as the Turks and Caicos and the southeast Bahamas, are forecast to pick up 8 to 16 inches of rain, with isolated 20-inch amounts.

These rainfall totals have the potential to produce widespread and life-threatening flooding.

Additional Rainfall Forecast

Maria's U.S. Impact: One Threat Regardless of Track

There is one guaranteed impact that the U.S. East Coast will see no matter what path Maria takes through next week: high surf and dangerous rip currents.
The Southeast coast will see the building surf and rip currents starting this weekend. Those heading to the beaches should avoid entering the waters, and boaters should be aware of rough surf conditions.

Forecast wave heights through this weekend. (NOAA Wave Watch Model)

Maria's high surf and rip current danger will then spread north along the rest of the U.S. East Coast through next week.

The latest forecast path from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) for Maria shows the center of the hurricane should remain well off the Southeast coast during the next five days. That said, Maria still needs to be monitored closely for any possible forecast track changes that could result in additional impacts on the U.S. East Coast next week due to the complicated steering environment for the hurricane.

The upper-level weather pattern includes a weakening Jose, a building upper-level high-pressure system, then an arriving southward plunge of the jet stream into the East. For more details, see the link below.

Storm Recap

Maria rapidly intensified from a Category 1 to Category 5 hurricane Monday in almost as little time as the infamous 2005 Hurricane Wilma did, thanks to a combination of low wind shear, a moist atmosphere and warm ocean temperatures.

Maria then made landfall on the island of Dominica at 9:15 p.m. EDT Monday evening as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, the first Category 5 landfall on the island in NOAA's historical record.

A report from a U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter mission Tuesday evening confirmed Maria had strengthened even more as maximum sustained winds increased to 175 mph and central pressure dropped to 908 mb, a lower pressure than Irma had at any time.

That was the lowest pressure for any Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Dean's 905-mb minimum central pressure in August 2007. It is also the 10th-most-intense hurricane in Atlantic Basin history, based on minimum central pressure.

The eye of Maria came ashore near the town of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, around 6:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday morning as a Category 4hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.

Maria was the strongest Puerto Rico landfall since the Category 5 September 1928 San Felipe/Lake Okeechobee hurricane.

Prior to both Irma and Maria, only four other Category 4 hurricanes had tracked within 75 miles of central Puerto Rico in historical records dating to the late 19th century. Hurricane Hugo in 1989 was the last to do so prior to 2017, though it had weakened to aCategory 3 hurricane as it clipped the northeast tip of Puerto Rico, according to the NOAA best tracks database. 

Here is a sampling of peak wind gusts that were observed in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands late Tuesday into Wednesday. Thanks to NOAA meteorologist Alex Lamers for assistance compiling these peak gusts.
  • Western St. Croix, Virgin Islands: 137 mph (sustained winds of 106 mph) 
  • Isla Culebrita, Puerto Rico: 137 mph
  • Gurabo, Puerto Rico: 120 mph (WeatherFlow station)
  • Camp Santiago, Puerto Rico: 118 mph
  • El Negro, Puerto Rico: 116 mph
  • Yabucoa, Puerto Rico: 116 mph (WeatherFlow station)
  • Arecibo, Puerto Rico: 111 mph
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico: 110 mph (WeatherFlow station)
  • Fajardo, Puerto Rico: 100 mph
  • San Juan (Luis Muñoz Marin Int'l Airport), Puerto Rico: 95 mph
  • St. Thomas, Virgin Islands: 86 mph
A storm surge of over 5 feet was recorded Wednesday by a NOAA tide gauge at Yabucoa Harbor, Puerto Rico.

Here are some other peak storm-surge values from Wednesday, above the average high-tide level:
  • San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico: About 2.4 feet
  • Fajardo, Puerto Rico: About 2.3 feet
  • Arecibo, Puerto Rico: About 2.2 feet
  • Christiansted Harbor, St. Croix, Virgin Islands: About 2 feet
  • Culebra, Puerto Rico: About 1.7 feet
  • St. John (Lameshur Bay), Virgin Islands: About 1.5 feet
According to the National Weather Service office in San Juan, Puerto Rico, rain rates approached 5 to 7 inches per hour Wednesday morning.

This torrential rain prompted flash flood warnings in much of Puerto Rico and parts of the Virgin Islands.

Flash flood emergencies were issued for the Rio de la Plata Basin. River levels had risen 20 feet since midnight Tuesday night near the town of Comerio. 

Over a dozen river gauges reported levels above flood stage. The Rio Grande de Manati near Ciales shattered its previous record by over 17 feet, and the Rio Gurabo at Gurabo neared its record crest set in September 1960. Other record levels have been seen, as well, including the Rio Grande de Manati near Manati (previous record was set in September 1996) and the Rio Grande de Arecibo above Arecibo (previous record was set in May 1985).