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Earth's magnetic field may be headed for a cataclysm says latest French study

Earth's Magnetic Field
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We've reported on Earth's magnetic field before, including studies claiming that the planet's poles may reverse at any time and studies saying that Earth is probably not headed for a polar reversal at all. At the heart of these studies is the undeniable, millennia-old weakening trend in the planet's magnetic field, which, depending on your point of view, is either a temporary phenomenon that will eventually reverse itself (as it has in the past), or the harbinger of a cataclysmic breakdown of the Earth's entire magnetic shield and a subsequent flip of the magnetic poles.

The most recent study from the EDIFICE project, a geophysical research initiative based in France, claims we're headed for a cataclysm. According to Dr. Nicolas Thouveny, one of the principal investigators for EDIFICE: "The geomagnetic field has been decaying for the last 3,000 years. If it continues to fall down at this rate, in less than one millennium we will be in a critical (period)."

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Sinkhole swallows SUV in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

A sinkhole swallows an SUV
© Rio Rancho Fire Rescue
A sinkhole swallows an SUV
A New Mexico driver's Friday morning commute turned nightmarish after their car was swallowed by a sinkhole.

The sinkhole opened up on a street in Rio Rancho. The town's fire department posted an image of the car on its Facebook page, which shows the vehicle resting on its side in the sinkhole.

Rio Rancho Fire Rescue said the driver was able to self-extricate and was not injured.

KOAT reported that the sinkhole was caused by a water main break in the area.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Interview with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron

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Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron editors at SOTT Media and authors of "Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World" with ADAPT 2030 (David DuByne) compare what they see in the news as distraction for increasing food prices and societal changes as our Earth shifts to a cooler climate as the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, a 400-year cycle in our Sun which will affect 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.

Topics from the Interview:
  • Energetic changes being felt across our planet and how this relates to a lower activity in the Sun
  • Electric Universe
  • Jet Stream meanderings
  • Gulf Stream slow-down
  • Hurricane intensity on century cycles
  • Earthquakes
  • Magnetic field changes on Earth as the Suns magnetic field changes
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Meteor fireballs
  • Tornadoes
  • Deluges and Atmospheric Compression events
  • Sinkholes
  • Victor Clube and space debris intensifying

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

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Iran's capital, Tehran is sinking and it may be irreversible

Iran’s capital, Tehran
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The ground is shifting and sinking under Iran’s capital, Tehran.

A recent study based on analyzed satellite data shows that the Iranian capital is sinking at a rate of 10 inches per year

Tehran is sinking. This is not a metaphor connected to American sanctions or the drop in oil prices, but the conclusions of a recent study that analyzed satellite data about the Iranian capital. It found that some parts of the city are sinking into the ground at a rate of up to 25 centimeters (nearly 10 inches) a year. The researchers also found that the sinking areas are expanding and could reach the city's international airport.

The research by two scientists from the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences at Potsdam was accepted for publication by the scientific journal Remote Sensing of Environment. The findings were also published on the website of the journal Nature. The researchers used satellite tracking data from 2003 to 2017 to track the rate of land subsidence in Tehran. A previous study linked the sinkage to the depletion of the groundwater aquifers under the city, which are being pumped to irrigate the fields surrounding the capital and to supply water to the city's 13 million residents.

Comment: Sinkholes, giant earth cracks and general instability of the earth beneath our feet seems to be increasing. Not all of which is related to the depletion of groundwater aquifers or to areas with historical mining activity. Yellowstone has shown a surge in activity recently.

Why is it that all of a sudden, all over the world, the ground has become so unstable? See also: View also this short informative video: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth

Bizarro Earth

'Sarlacc's Pit'- Newly discovered cave in B.C. might be largest ever found in Canada

'Sarlacc's Pit'
© Catherine Hickson/Tuya Terra Geo Corp.
A newly discovered cave in a remote valley in British Columbia's Wells Gray Provincial Park just might be the country's largest such feature. The entrance to the cave, nicknamed 'Sarlacc's Pit' by the helicopter crew who discovered it, is seen in an undated handout photo.
A newly discovered cave in a remote valley in British Columbia might be the country's largest.

The feature, in the northeastern area of Wells Gray Provincial Park, was spotted by a helicopter crew from the province's Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in March while they were conducting a caribou census.

Geologist Catherine Hickson, who first went to the cave in September, said the discovery promises a dramatic new chapter in the story of Canadian cave exploration.

"It was absolutely amazing,'' she said. "I immediately recognized that this was very significant.''

Before making the trip, Hickson and fellow researchers, including cave expert John Pollack, spent months studying satellite imagery and rocks in the area, she said.

The entrance pit to the cave is about 100 metres long and 60 metres wide. While its depth is hard to measure because of the mist from a waterfall, initial examinations show it is at least 135 metres deep.

"It's about the size of a soccer field,'' Hickson said. "So, if you think of a soccer field and you put that soccer field on its end so you have this pit going down. Think about this giant circular or oval hole that just goes down and down and down. It is truly amazing.''

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12-foot sinkhole swallows man's car in Jacksonville, Florida

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A 12-foot-sinkhole swallowed a man's car as he was driving to work Saturday morning on Clyde Drive near Lem Turner Road.

JEA said the car was spinning around in circles in the sinkhole when they arrived at the scene.

The driver wasn't hurt, but was shaken up.

"Next thing I know I just heard something go 'bam,' and the car just went up and under and started spinning," Tyrone Oakes said.

He said he climbed out of the driver's seat and on top of his car until the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was able to pull him out of the hole.

"I was sitting on top of my car. They handed me the lifeline long pole, told me to jump, when I jumped I didn't feel the bottom," he said.

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Sinkhole swallows truck in central Taipei, Taiwan

Stuck truck

Stuck truck
A sinkhole suddenly opened up and swallowed a blue construction crew truck as it turned the corner in front of a park in central Taipei's Zhongshan District yesterday afternoon (Nov. 28).

At 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon, as a blue truck driven by a construction engineer started to make a turn at the corner of Xinshou Park across from No. 303 Jilin Road, and behind the Landis Hotel, in the heart of Taipei City, it suddenly started to sink into a hole that rapidly opened. As the truck started to sink deeper and deeper, the driver leaped out, fearing for his safety, according to Apple Daily.

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136 sinkholes opened up on Rome streets in first 10 months of 2018

Rome is experiencing an exponential rise in the number of sinkholes opening up on the streets of the capital, according to the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA).

The total of sinkholes recorded in Rome during the first 10 months of 2018 is 136, a significant increase from the average of 16 chasms per year between 1998 and 2008.

The average annual number of sinkholes registered over the last decade is 90, with the highest number until now recorded in 2013, with 104 chasms.

Comment: View also this short informative video: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth

Cloud Precipitation

Large sinkhole swallows car following heavy rainfall in Italy

sinkhole italy
A huge sinkhole in the Italian village of San Felice Circeo swallowed a car after heavy rainfall in the region.

Comment: Epic rainfall and sinkholes are becoming a familiar sight all over the planet: Also check out SOTTs' monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - October 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


Fire truck on the way to an emergency falls into a sinkhole in Kiev, Ukraine

firetruck sinkhole
© Kyiv OperativeFacebook
Kiev's infrastructure woes were highlighted on Sunday when a fire engine responding to an emergency failed to reach its destination because it fell into a sinkhole on the road.

Kyiv Operative, a news outlet specializing in crime, fires and other emergencies in the Ukrainian capital, published footage showing the aftermath of the incident on its Facebook page.

It was not immediately clear what exactly caused the sinkhole to form. But a similar incident happened in Kiev last Tuesday when a hot-water pipe burst filled streets with streams of steaming water and caused traffic chaos in the city. The road then collapsed right under a car.