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Failed Serial Doomcasters

No Turn Back
© OnEarth
According to the UN's MyWorld poll of seven million people in 194 countries, out of the sixteen possibilities climate action came out ... wait for it ... dead last.
Poll
© My World
In general, the only people who thought it was important were the perpetually offended white wokerati with pronouns ...

Why is it that rational folks around the planet put the priority of climate action so low? Well, first off, there are serious issues out there that affect us today — affordable food, jobs, healthcare, reliable energy for farmers and householders, real stuff, not a bunch of climate blowhards screaming that the sky is falling.

And the second reason is, folks know in their heart of hearts that science is all about making falsifiable predictions ... and in that regard, climate science is a dumpster fire.

So I thought I'd take a look at what climate scientists, and those who believe climate scientists, and governments, and the UN, have predicted about the future. We'll start with this classic:

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Rocks the size of small houses break off during landslide near Mexico City, 1 dead, 10 missing

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© AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo
Boulders that plunged from a mountainside rests among homes in Tlalnepantla, on the outskirts of Mexico City, when a mountain gave way on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. A section of mountain on the outskirts of Mexico City gave way Friday, plunging rocks the size of small homes onto a densely populated neighborhood and leaving at least one person dead and 10 others missing.
A section of mountain on the outskirts of Mexico City gave way Friday, plunging rocks the size of small homes onto a densely populated neighborhood and leaving at least one person dead and 10 others missing.

Firefighters scaled a three-story pile of rocks that appeared to be resting on houses in Tlalnepantla, which is part of Mexico state. The state surrounds the capital on three sides.

As rescuers climbed the immense pile of debris, they occasionally raised their fists in the air, the familiar signal for silence to listen for people trapped below. Firefighters and volunteers formed bucket brigades to pass 5-gallon containers of smaller debris away as they excavated.

Comment: The quake mentioned above, that happened on September 7th, coincided with the anniversary of another large quake, an M8.2, that happened on the exact same date back in 2017. On September 19th 2017, just 12 days later, another large M7.1 struck, and that coincided with the anniversary of a particularly destructive M8 quake that hit back in 1985; and that citizens remember well, with sorrow and dread. And so, understandably, residents are particularly nervous about this coming anniversary, on September 19th, and whether this apparent pattern of these quakes will prove true:
  • September 19, 1985 M8.0
  • September 7, 2017. M8.2
  • September 19, 2017. M7.1
  • September 7, 2021. M7.1
See also: For more on why there may be some truth to residents fears that there really is a pattern emerging with these quakes, check out SOTT radio's:


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Draining the swamp? Sinkhole has opened in a tunnel near the US Capitol

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The Third Street Tunnel sinkhole may or may not be a giant metaphor. But it is causing "significant gridlock."

A sinkhole has opened in the Third Street Tunnel, which runs under Union Square, just west of the US Capitol building. The tunnel is closed in both directions, as are nearby streets, causing "significant gridlock," DC police say. The cops also tweeted a video of the sinkhole that could cause viewers to perform an involuntary Kegel exercise:


Bizarro Earth

Major Atlantic ocean current system might be approaching critical threshold

The major Atlantic ocean current, to which also the Gulf stream belongs, may have been losing stability in the course of the last century. This is shown in a new study published in Nature Climate Change. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC, transports warm water masses from the tropics northward at the ocean surface and cold water southward at the ocean bottom, which is most relevant for the relatively mild temperatures in Europe. Further, it influences weather systems worldwide. A potential collapse of this ocean current system could therefore have severe consequences.
Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation,
© R.Curry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Science/USGCRP
"The Atlantic Meridional Overturning really is one of our planet's key circulation systems," says the author of the study, Niklas Boers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Freie Universität Berlin and Exeter University. "We already know from some computer simulations and from data from Earth's past, so-called paleoclimate proxy records, that the AMOC can exhibit - in addition to the currently attained strong mode - an alternative, substantially weaker mode of operation. This bi-stability implies that abrupt transitions between the two circulation modes are in principle possible."

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ANOTHER cliff collapse on the UK's Jurassic coast prompts warning as cracks appear at two different beaches

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© Dorset Council
More movement was expected as fresh cracks had appeared on the cliff top
A section of cliff has collapsed cutting off a stretch of beach on the Jurassic Coast.

The large rock fall, which happened on Saturday, blocked off the beach between Eype and Seatown in Dorset.

Dorset Council warned the fall had "not yet settled" and the ground inland was "relaxing with more cracks opening up".

The authority has urged people to obey the safety signs and not cross the cordons or climb on the debris on the beach.

Comment: In just the last year or so there seems to have been a significant uptick in the number and severity of landslides, rockfalls and sinkholes: Also check out SOTT radio's:


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Part of offshore construction rig sinks into ocean in China, 4 people missing

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Four people are missing after falling into the sea when an offshore construction unit tilted off the coast of Huzhou City, China.

According to local media, at the time of the incident there were 65 people on board, of whom four are missing.

Currently, search and rescue efforts are taking place involving helicopters and vessels, while the jack-up unit has stabilized.

The unit was built in 2015, with the first information indicating that the cause of the incident could be a sudden penetration of one of the rig's legs into the seabed.

Comment: Could what caused this incident be similar to these 2 other recent, incredible likely Earth Change related events? See also: For more, check out SOTT radio's:


Bizarro Earth

100 sinkholes in a month: The Croatian village where the land became 'Swiss cheese'

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© Antonio Bronic/Reuters/Alamy
Villagers in north-east Croatia feared their homes might be swallowed when almost 100 enormous sinkholes appeared in a month. Now scientists are trying to understand if the land that is left is safe.

It happened suddenly and without warning. Where there should have been the emerging first shoots of potato seedlings behind the orchard in Nikola Borojević's spacious garden, there was now huge hole. Measuring 30m (98ft) wide and 15m (49ft) deep, it quickly filled with water. And it wasn't the only one.


Comment: See also:


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Sinkhole almost devours 2 cars in Manhattan, New York

An image of two cars falling into a sinkhole
© Kathy Clark
An image of two cars falling into a sinkhole this weekend on the Upper West Side.
Two cars parked on the Upper West Side nearly took a one-way journey to the center of the earth this weekend when a sinkhole opened up and collapsed the street.

The sinkhole half-swallowed the two cars parked at West 97th Street and Riverside Drive on Sunday.

Mark Levine, a council member and the Democrat nominee for Manhattan Borough President, took to Twitter to comment on the scene, "But this yet another reminder: NYC simply must invest more in upgrading our outdated infrastructure."

The UWS sinkhole did not cause any injuries as there was nobody in either of the cars when it opened up, and the vehicles were removed by Sunday afternoon.

The cause of the sinkhole was unknown as of Monday morning, and the Department of Transportation is in the process of restoring the street.


Blue Planet

More sinkholes open up at recreation center in Florida

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Three large sinkholes have drained a pond near the Moyer Recreation Center.
The Villages Public Safety Department was on the scene Sunday morning at the Moyer Recreation Center where the sinkholes have opened up, draining a large retention pond located behind the recreation center, which is located in the Fruitland Park portion of The Villages.

Three large sinkholes have drained a pond near the Moyer Recreation Center.

Comment: Whilst locals state that sinkholes are not unexpected in Florida, their rise across the planet indicate a greater shift occurring:


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Car sinks in Mumbai parking lot sinkhole after heavy rains

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In a startling incident, a car was swallowed up by a sinkhole at a parking lot in Mumbai. The entire incident was caught on camera by witnesses. The car gets fully submerged within seconds. Police reportedly said that there had been a well at the spot which was covered with concrete and used as a parking space by people. Due to heavy rain, land subsidence occurred, and the concrete caved in. Watch the full video for more.