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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Your life is about to change - are world events adding up yet?

Solar Cycle Prediction
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NASA predicts weakest solar activity in 200 years
NASA comes out with a shocking announcement that starting in 2020 we will experience the lowest solar activity in 200 years, and global temperatures will drop. With this jet stream will shift creating new precipitation patterns and volcanic eruptions will cause even more of a feed back loop intensifying cooling and global crop losses.


Comment: See also: David DuByne of Adapt 2030 recently had a two part discussion with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron, editors at SOTT.net and authors of Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World.

The news cycle is largely distraction from increasing food prices and societal changes as Earth shifts to a cooler climate. As the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, a 400-year cycle in our Sun is affecting crop production, the economy and everyone on our planet. This is a timeline for what you can expect from now to 2030 as the frequency from our Sun changes.

See here for Part 1 and Part 2.

Review of Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection. The book is available to purchase here.

 Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection



Arrow Up

Mexican volcano's spectacular eruption captured on video from passenger plane

Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano eruption
© Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil / Twitter
On June 17, Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano exploded and sent a large fumarole of ash, gas, and smoke into the sky.
A Mexican volcano's dramatic eruption has been captured in spectacular footage taken from inside a plane as it flew past the shocking sight.

The Popocatépetl volcano began erupting on Monday, sending large plumes of smoke and ash as high as 5km into the sky. Passengers flying near the active volcano at the time were able to get a clear view of the terrifying eruption.


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According to the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington, the largest eruption fired a thick ash column to an estimated 42,000 feet (12.8 km) above sea level, and comfortably into the stratosphere. Within a 24 hour window, the Popocatépetl volcano monitoring network detected 187 exhalations.

Popocatépetl, whose name means Smoking Mountain in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, sprang back to life in 1994 (solar minimum of cycle 22) after half a century of quiescence.

Over the past few months, violent activity at the volcano has increased tenfold, correlating neatly with the sharp drop-off in solar activity (see 'UPTICK' below).

BACKGROUND

Stratovolcano: 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico: 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Current status: ERUPTING (4 out of 5)

Eruption list: 1345-47, 1354, 1363(?), 1488, 1504, 1509(?), 1512, 1518, 1519-23(?), 1528, 1530, 1539-40, 1542, 1548, 1571, 1580, 1590, 1592-94, 1642, 1663-65, 1666-67, 1697, 1720, 1802-04, 1827(?), 1834(?), 1852(?), 1919-22, 1923-24, 1925-27(?), 1933, 1942-43, 1947, 1994-ongoing

UPTICK

Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.

The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the influx of Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
See also: NASA predicts weakest solar activity in 200 years


Bizarro Earth

Is a long-dormant Russian volcano waking up?

Bolshaya Udina Volcano
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SLEEPING GIANT - Bolshaya Udina, a volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, has long been inactive. Some scientists suggest the volcano is waking up, based on nearby seismic activity. But others say those rumblings may be linked to active volcanoes in the region.
Seismic rumbles beneath a long-dormant volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula could herald an imminent eruption, a team of scientists says. But other researchers say that the observed seismic activity could be related to already erupting volcanoes in the region.

Fewer than 10,500 people live within 100 kilometers of the volcano, called Bolshaya Udina, making a catastrophic eruption that would affect large numbers of people extremely unlikely. When the volcano last erupted is unknown, but it hasn't for at least 10,000 years, so many volcanologists consider it no longer active, or "extinct." But Kamchatka is home to numerous active volcanoes, including nearby Bezymianny, which most recently erupted March 15.

Scientists had detected an apparent increase in seismic activity in the vicinity of Bolshaya Udina beginning in late 2017. So researchers, led by geophysicist Ivan Koulakov of the A.A. Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics in Novosibirsk, Russia, installed four temporary seismic stations near the volcano. From May 5 to July 13, 2018, the stations recorded a swarm of 559 earthquakes.

Overall, from October 2017 through February 2019, researchers detected about 2,400 seismic events, the strongest of which was a magnitude 4.3 earthquake in February. Previous to that 16-month period, scientists detected only about 100 weak seismic events in the region from 1999 to 2017.

Attention

Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano erupts firing ash to 32,000 feet (9.8 KM)

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Mexico's Popocatépetl continued its eruptive uptick in style at 15:40 UTC on June 14, with a strong Vulcanian-Type Explosion — one of the volcano's largest eruptions in years.

The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington has warned of a thick ash column rising to at least 32,000 feet (9.8 km) a.s.l. and moving in a NE direction at 30-35 kts .

Particulates ejected to altitudes above 32,800 feet (10km) or FL328 —and into the stratosphere— have a direct cooling effect on the planet.

Twitter was quickly clogged with awesome photos and footage:



Attention

Mount Sinabung erupts in western Indonesia - ash spewed 7km high

Mount Sinabung spewing thick volcanic ash into the sky, as seen from Karo, on June 9, 2019.
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Mount Sinabung spewing thick volcanic ash into the sky, as seen from Karo, on June 9, 2019.

A column of thick ash was spewed 7km high into the sky from the crater of Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra Island of western Indonesia on Sunday (June 9), the country's national volcanology agency said.

The volcano began belching ash and smoke at 4.28pm Jakarta time, followed by a spread of hot ash to the southeast and south of the crater by up to 3.5km and 3km respectively, the agency said in a statement.

The agency, however, said there was so far no report of damages or casualties.


Attention

Scientists warn Russian volcano could cause destruction on scale of Pompeii

Bolshaya Udina volcano
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A slumbering titan in Russia's Far East could soon awaken. Scientists warn that a long-dormant volcano is showing new signs of activity, and an eruption could spell disaster in Russia and beyond.

Deemed inactive for decades, the Bolshaya Udina volcano has come back to life, according to recent research, prompting concern about a potentially cataclysmic natural disaster.

"When a volcano is silent for a long time, its first explosion can be catastrophic," said Ivan Kulakov, the head of the seismic tomography lab at the Russian Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, in an article for the Russian Academy of Sciences' Siberian branch. "A large amount of ash is thrown into the air, it is carried far away, and not only the surrounding settlements, but also large territories all over the planet, can suffer."

"Recall Pompeii," the researcher added ominously: the ancient Roman settlement was wiped off the map by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which laid dormant for thousands of years prior. The city was buried in over 10 feet of ash and most of its inhabitants are thought to have been killed in the disaster.

Fire

Mexico's volcano Popocatépetl sees largest eruption in years, ash column reaches 11.3km

Popocatépetl
© Twitter @Manuel_Monge
Eruption of Popocatépetl June 3rd 2019
Popocatépetl continued its explosive uptick in style today, June 03, by firing an ash column to approximately 37,000 feet (11.3 km) a.s.l. - the volcano's largest eruption in years.

The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington is reporting on a "large ash emission to FL370".

Particulates ejected to altitudes above 32,800 feet (10km) or FL328 -and into the stratosphere- have a direct cooling effect on the planet.

Twitter was quickly clogged with awesome photos and footage:

Comment: This eruption tops one that occurred just a few months ago that, at the time, was also declared as the 'largest in years'.

Significant volcanic activity appears to be on the rise everywhere, here are just a few other recent reports::


Attention

Mount Merapi on Java erupts, spews ash columns 3000 metres into the sky

Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi
Mount Merapi, Indonesia's most active volcano, shot out 72 ash columns this weekend, with authorities declaring a 3km danger zone, and fears of a 'lava lake' forming.

Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, has spewed ash columns 3000 metres into the sky, local media report.

Indonesia's Geological Disaster Research and Development Centre said by Saturday, Merapi had emitted 72 ash columns from its crater since it started showing signs of forming ash columns and spewing incandescent lava in late January, state news agency Antara reported.

Agency head Hanik Humaida said based on the ash-column activity, the volcano's lava dome could potentially cause a lava avalanche of 458,000 cubic metres in volume that would move up to 3 kilometres from the crater toward the river Gendol.


Attention

Bali volcano spews ash 6,500 feet into the sky in new eruption

Mount Agung is about 70 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta
© AFP
Mount Agung is about 70 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta
A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted Friday, spewing a plume of ash and smoke more than 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky.

Mount Agung, about 70 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been erupting periodically since it rumbled back to life in 2017, sometimes grounding flights and forcing residents to flee their homes.

The latest eruption shortly before noon on Friday shot a cloud of volcanic ash high into the sky, but caused no disruption to flights, Indonesia's geological agency said.

Agung remained at the second highest danger warning level, and there is a four-kilometre no-go zone around the crater.


Attention

Sicily's Mount Etna bursts into life in early hours

Lava flows from Mount Etna in spectacular display

Lava flows from Mount Etna in spectacular display
Italy's Mount Etna lit up the night sky in the early hours of Friday, spewing lava and ash high over Sicily.

Europe's highest and most active volcano burst into life at 3am (CEST) with eruptions sending rivers of smoking red lava streaming down its southeastern slope.

Seismic activity began to rise on Thursday evening, peaking around midnight and decreased over the following hours.

Fissures in the 3,330 metre-high peak can flare into action several times a year, although the last major eruption was in 1992.