Category: MELTDOWN NEWS

“NATOs Judgement Is Coming”

Although I’d advise reading this with some discernment and discretion, and I don’t personally agree entirely with the pro-Russia/Pro-China emphasis (both nations have done plenty of provoking of their own and have played as much a part in engineering this situation as the “warmongering West” in my opinion) I nevertheless felt this worth publishing as something that’s barely being mentioned in the mainstream news. I leave the reader to form your own views on the situation: “Think For Yourself”.

Martin.

 

To All,

 

ALERT NEWS Russian US and Turkish Generals Meeting Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uef0FOgruhM

 

 

China’s retaliation against THAAD deployment continues…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbW1U2mNXfs

 

So now we have literally tens of thousands of American and NATO troops and military equipment being set up in eastern Europe further provoking the Russian bear, while at the same time this is happening, this week the US is also installing its THAAD missile system in South Korea now seriously provoking China and Russia.

 

As you will see from the video clips, both Russia and China warned the United States against both these aggressive military tactics in the middle of last year, but warmongering Trump and Uncle Sam are obviously not listening. The THAAD missiles can be offensive or defensive and carry nuclear warheads up to about 20 kilotons of explosive power each. But compared to Russia’s new RS-28 at 100 megatons, just one Russian missile is only about 7,800 times more powerful!

 

Have you heard the term, “He who plays with fire will get burnt”?

 

If things were to get out of control, at the snap of the fingers now, a Third World [nuclear] War could begin at any moment.

 

Yet not a single word about this at all on the entirely corrupt, controlled New Zealand media. Indeed not a word about these potentially momentous events by anybody. No. Not by anybody. Is EVERYBODY SO IGNORANT AND UNCONCERNED to remain silent????  Would it not be fair to say then that we all deserve what’s coming!

 

I mean, really, can you imagine how Americans would feel if Russia or China built a whole string of major military bases, radar tracking stations and missile bases like this all along the Canadian and Mexican borders? Yet that is what the United States is doing to Russia and now China. Indeed, the United States has over 800 military bases positioned all around the world now. They have almost completely destroyed the Middle East, and you mean to tell me they are not the warmongers and the aggressors!

 

Believe me, NATO’s and America’s judgment is coming. That is why many of America’s billionaires who see these developments accelerating, are getting bolt-holes down here at present.

 

Yet it still continues to amaze me people actually vote for low-life politicians to keep this military insanity going.

 

Really, if you or your nation are stupid enough to provoke the Russian bear or the Chinese dragon too often, don’t blame me if you end up suffering the fiery consequences!

 

 

Jack.

 

 

Has There Been A Nuclear Incident In The Arctic?

There have been rumblings regarding some sort of nuclear incident—or possibly incidents—in the Arctic over the last month. Multiple reports, some of them from official monitoring organizations, have reported iodine 131—a radioactive isotope often associated with nuclear fission—has been detected via air sampling stations throughout the region.

The first detection of the isotope came during the second week of January, via an air sampling station located in Svanhovd, on Norway’s border with Russia’s Kola Peninsula. Within days, air sampling stations as far south as Spain also detected the presence of small amounts of the isotope. The fact that iodine-131 has a half-life of just eight days would point to the release occurring just days earlier, and not being a remnant of a past nuclear event.

Because of the low levels of concentration, there is no health risk to the public or the environment, at least on a wide scale. By comparison, these recent measurements are roughly 1/1000th the size of what was detected during the Fukushima incident and 1/1,000,000th the concentration found in the nuclear tainted cloud that washed across Europe following the Chernobyl disaster.

Iodine 131 levels monitored across Europe last month (IRIN graphic):

After weeks without answers, the story seemed to pass as a peculiarity, not nearly an unprecedented one at that, until Friday when the US dispatched its WC-135 Constant Phoenix atmospheric testing aircraft to Europe without explanation. The highly unique aircraft are specifically designed to respond to nuclear incidents—especially those that include the detonation of nuclear warheads.

By sampling the air over wide areas and at altitude, the aircraft can provide critical data to better understand the “signature” of a radiation release. During nuclear tests, this can help scientists define what type of weapon was detonated, and, in conjunction with other data, how large the blast was. They can also be used to measure the effects and scale of other radiological events, like the meltdown of nuclear plants. For instance, the WC-135s went to work following the 2011 earthquake that resulted in the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

WC-135 taking off on a mission (USAF photo):

This leaves us with a number of unanswered questions. The first: What are WC-135s doing up there? Was this a good opportunity for a training sortie and to support scientific endeavors, or is it in response to a specific incident?

You can check twitter to see loads of people claiming this is proof that the Russians have restarted nuclear weapons testing at Novaya Zemlya near the Arctic. That assertion is problematic for a variety of reasons. The first is that we have no corresponding seismic data indicating a nuclear detonation from that region. Some have floated the possibility that a small tactical nuclear warhead may have been tested; once again, this still makes a big boom, and it is not clear if the levels of iodine-131 are indicative of such a test. Of course, politically speaking, restarting nuclear weapons testing would signal a massive shift in Moscow’s nuclear weapons policy.

There has been some talk about even the US restarting its nuclear testing under President Trump, but this is largely speculation mixed with hyperbole. Even though we have seen Russia is willing to migrate away from key weapons treaties in order to obtain niche strategic capabilities, violating the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty would signal a whole other level of aggression and defiance.

A more likely possibility is that some sort of limited nuclear material storage, research, or power generation incident has occurred. Russia uses nuclear propulsion for many of its active submarines as well as its Kirov class battlecruisers and its icebreakers. Russia also uses nuclear power in the arctic region for multiple applications. Not just that, but Russia’s northerly naval bases near the arctic are nuclear graveyards of the Cold War.

Hulls of decommissioned nuclear submarines sit idle still waiting to be denuclearized and disposed of. Many have said that over the decades following the end of the Cold War, these vessels are just an accident waiting to happen. Some of these vessels remain on the Kola Peninsula near Murmansk. One of Russia’s largest nuclear waste containment facilities, where the reactors of these decommissioned submarines are stored, is also located nearby at Saida Bay. Today, some 80 reactors and their shredded components are stored there in massive casks. Eventually the facility will accept 155 reactors.

Photo via Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images:

The Arctic is also dotted with other Cold War relics that relied on nuclear power to function, these include Russia’s nuclear lighthouses and outposts. And this is just what you can see, below the surface, hulks of sunken nuclear vessels and other waste still pose a major threat to the environment. It is not really a question of if they will do harm, but when.

During the Cold War, Russia dumped all types of nuclear waste in the Kara Sea, including an estimated 17,000 containers and 19 vessels full of radioactive waste. The USSR also pitched 14 nuclear reactors, some with spent fuel rods, into the same body of water and other forms of lower-level nuclear waste was just poured directly into the sea. The Russian submarine K-27, which was scuttled in the Kola Sea, is said to be literally a ticking time bomb. That is just that one area, and other areas in the region, such as the Barents Sea (K-159) and Norwegian Sea (K-278), also have abandoned nuclear submarines and who knows what else lining the sea floor. Even the US left its own portion of nuclear waste in the northern latitudes, such as the once secret reactor at Camp Century, in Greenland, although this is minuscule compared to what the Soviets left behind.

A graphic showing the known nuclear waste and wreckage sites near northern Europe and the Arctic (Bellona.org graphic):

On top of all the Russian nuclear material that is actually rotting in arctic, there are also nuclear power, ship maintenance, and research stations that also dot Russia’s northern reaches.

With all this in mind, if there was a peculiar release of iodine-131 into the atmosphere, it is much more likely to have come from the nuclear wasteland that the Soviet Union created, or from operational reactors in the region, and not from some sort of clandestine atomic testing. That doesn’t mean it is impossible, just highly unlikely. There is even a possibility that it didn’t come from Russia at all, and was leaked by a reactor in Europe or elsewhere. Still, with the Arctic likely becoming a key battleground of the future—a reality that has been spurred by Russian military expansion into the region—and considering Moscow’s great change in geopolitical tone and military stance over the last few years, suspicions surrounding Russia’s true intentions in the region are at an all-time high.

Now we’ll have to wait and see if the Pentagon releases more information on the movements and findings of its WC-135, and if there is yet another new spike in radiation coming from the region. If anything else, this mystery should serve of a stark reminder—and a warning—of what mankind has left behind near the arctic, and how perilous a threat it still poses nearly three decades after the Cold War officially ended.

Contact the author: Tyler@thedrive.com

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/7758/has-there-been-a-nuclear-incident-in-the-arctic

 

Going Underground

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November 2016TEXAS – Some upper-income Texans are headed down below, not Australia, but in an large underground bunker complex. An investor group is planning for a doomsday scenario by building a $300 million luxury community underground replete with the latest leisure amenities like a golf course and shooting range. The development, called Trident Lakes, is in a little town called Ector, which is just northeast of Dallas. Residents will enjoy an equestrian center, 18-hole golf course, polo fields, zip lines and gun ranges. Retail shops, restaurants and a row of helipads are also in the works. For those looking to “get away,” they’ll also be able to enjoy three white sand beaches and a neighborhood spa.
“We’ve evolved it into long-term sustainability instead of a survival community,” Trident Lakes CEO Jim O’Connor told the Houston Chronicle, adding that the 400 planned condos will house about 1,600 people. “The concept is to build a community that will last two centuries or longer. That means we’re looking at designs that include earth structures that won’t be exposed to the elements.” Residents will first be able to move-in possibly as soon as 2018, O’Connor said, with construction slated to potentially begin next year.

“It’s not just a hole in the ground to hide in — it’s going to be one of the most plush resorts in all of Texas, if not America,” Trident Lakes spokesperson Richie Whitt told the Sherman Herald Democrat. “People are getting fearful of this world — there’s ISIS, there are things like Zika virus to race relation and the police brutality they see on TV — people are nervous. People want a place they can have safety for themselves and for the future of their families,” Whitt added. “If need be, it’s going to be one of the safest places on Earth.”

This Is A Coup!

 

This is a coup: Homeland Security takeover of US elections

 

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

 

This is a coup: the Homeland Security takeover of US elections

 

On a scale of importance from 1 to 10, with 10 being the most important, this breaking development is a 500.

 

By Jon Rappoport

 

On Friday, the traditional day of the week for quietly releasing big news that will hopefully be ignored by the public—and also obscured by the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting—the chief of Homeland Security announced that his office will be taking over US elections.

 

If you can’t see the coup in progress, you need to keep looking until the message comes through.

 

Read carefully—ABC News reports. My comments are in brackets:

 

“Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that’s ‘vital to our national interests’, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Friday that he’s designating U.S. election systems critical infrastructure…”

 

[Also known as: “we’re taking over.”]

 

“‘Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law’,” Johnson said in a statement. He added: ‘Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do’.”

 

[Also known as: “we’re taking over.”]

 

“The determination came after months of review and despite opposition from many states worried that the designation would lead to increased federal regulation or oversight on the many decentralized and locally run voting systems across the country. It was announced on the same day a declassified U.S. intelligence report said Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘ordered’ an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election.”

 

[Also known as: “we needed an excuse, a fake cover story for our takeover, and Russia is it.”]

 

“Such a change [in who controls the US election process] does not require presidential action [or Congressional approval], and only requires the secretary [of DHS] to first consult with the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism.”

 

[Also known as: “this is a coup by the White House.”]

 

“Johnson said election infrastructure included storage facilities, polling places and vote tabulation locations, plus technology involved in the process, including voter registration databases, voting machines and other systems used to manage the election process and report and display results.”

 

[Also known as: “We’re taking over every significant aspect of the national election process.”]

 

“The designation [of US elections as critical infrastructure] allows for information to be withheld from the public when state, local and private partners meet to discuss election infrastructure security – potentially injecting secrecy into an election process that’s traditionally and expressly a transparent process. U.S. officials say such closed door conversations allow for frank discussion that would prevent bad actors from learning about vulnerabilities. DHS would also be able to grant security clearances when appropriate and provide more detailed threat information to states.”

 

[Also known as: “we can intercede in the election process and determine its outcome without any need to pretend we’re being transparent; only people we approve will know the details of how we run elections; secrecy works.”]

 

“The Obama administration has proposed international cyber rules for peacetime that would expressly note that countries shouldn’t conduct online activity targeting critical [US] infrastructure, which will now also include election systems.”

 

[Also known as: “in case there is any doubt, elections systems in America will be property of the federal Executive Branch.”]

 

This is a coup.

 

This is equivalent to declaring a national state of emergency, including martial law: the DHS, if it deemed it necessary, could utilize armed agents to enforce the new directive and take over states’ offices that resist.

 

Election-processes belong to the states. But not anymore.

 

And of course, with this awesome new power, the DHS could intercede, behind the scenes, in the voting process and rig elections.

 

There is an additional aligned factor at work in this op: the proposed elimination of the Electoral College—yet another measure designed to “federalize” the election process.

 

Most people are entirely ignorant of the fact that the Constitution was a pact among states. With reluctance, the independent states agreed to relinquish certain specified powers to the newly created central government, while retaining all other powers.

 

The Electoral College was, therefore, a natural invention, because the states would maintain crucial influence in determining the outcome of presidential elections. State Electors would cast their presidential votes based on which candidate won in their state.

 

Eliminating the Electoral College now would add one more layer of federal control over the whole country, and take control from the states. More centralization.

 

Imagine it. Only the popular vote counts. The states are dumped. And on top of it all, the Dept. of Homeland Security has the power to run the election process as a piece of “critical infrastructure.”

 

Rigging the vote in New York and California, plus a few other populous states, would decide the election. And in time, no one would think about “New York” or “California” as separate entities—because they wouldn’t be. They would just be “more land and people” that are part of “wholly unified” America.

 

This is perfect for the “unity politicians” who spout empty rhetoric every chance they get—“we’re all in this together.” As I tirelessly point out, such slogans are nothing less than covert ops, and their goal is roping in as many dullards as possible under a messianic banner of A Better Life for All under a Beneficent Government.

 

Also known as: we the rulers decree, you the people submit; your survival depends on us; we give and take as we will, and that shall be the whole of the law.

 

Eventually, why have presidential elections at all? Just allow the DHS to determine which candidate will best serve the needs and desires of the controllers.

 

It’s cleaner, simpler, and more direct.

 

It’s a coup.

 

Will Trump cancel it?

 

Obama is basically challenging him to do it—which would create one more firestorm in the press directed at Trump.

 

“See, the new president just stopped the DHS from protecting our sacred free elections. Trump is exhibiting more treasonous cooperation with his Russian masters…he’s leaving the door wide open for their secret invasion against our liberties…”

 

The timeline is clear. One: Hillary will surely win the election. Two: Trump won the election. Three: Trump won because Russia “hacked the election” in his favor. Four: We must protect our national election process from foreign hacking. Five: Homeland Security must put itself in charge of national elections.

 

Stay tuned.

 

A coup just occurred.

 

 

Goodbye Internet.

By Lisa Haven

On October 21st, 2016, and shortly after the US government brazenly announced that they were pondering cyber attacks on Russia, the East Coast was bombarded with cyber attacks. DYN status had reported that serval DDoS attacks (Distributed Denial of Service Attacks) were initiated by an army of bots that struck computers to inhibit certain information. Huge companies like Google, Spotify, Twitter, Pintrest, and others were the target.

Now LogRhythm’s Vice President and chief information and security officer, James Carder, has reported that the attacks earlier this year were all just “tests” and that something major is coming.

He states, ”In 2017, we’re going to see it hit big sometime, somewhere. If the internet goes down, financial markets will tank.”

Read more here http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2016/12/goodbye-internet-vp-sa…

“It’s Strictly Business”

It was a scene straight out of the Godfather as US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Turkey to announce that we would directly support NATO member Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria, while in July Turkey’s President Erdoğan barely survived a military coup, which is widely believed to have enjoyed US support. Biden’s reversal was at the same time a double-cross of the Kurdish forces which the US had promoted as its proxies in the Syria conflict. This brings to mind a famous scene in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, where Michael reassures his crime family before assassinating a police captain ~ “It’s not personal, it’s strictly business.”: Allen L Roland, PhD

 “A country that demands moral perfection in its foreign policy will achieve neither perfection nor security” ~ Henry Kissinger

 In a classic example of American Foreign policy, whose moral integrity greatly resembles a Kissinger inspired American crime family ~ we literally threw Turkey’s president Erdoğan under the bus with a thinly disguised US supported coup and then rapidly shifted gears once the coup obviously failed.  However, the failed coup was seemingly supported by the CIA, with the failure also being coordinated with President Erdogan ~ thus making it an intelligence op which was meant to fail and mislead public opinion which it most certainly did. Of course, the real objective is Iran ~ in that regard ~ as Michel Chossudovsky states ~ US military policy consists of creating conditions  for America’s staunchest allies (Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel) to confront Iran, and act indirectly on behalf of US interests and “do the job for us”.

WSWS aptly describes the Godfather analogy on August 27th ~

“The Godfather is, indeed, an appropriate reference point for a discussion of the planning and execution of US foreign policy. Its global operations are directed by a cabal of intelligence agents, acting in the interests of the financial and corporate elite, whose operations have an essentially conspiratorial and criminal character. Outside of and beyond any democratically controlled decision-making, these forces overturn governments and start wars to further the sordid commercial and geo-political aims of American imperialism” as Biden essentially told Erdoğan” “don’t take our recent actions personally, it’s strictly Business“.

See Godfather scene ~ YouTube video / 4 minutes

Which brings us to our business which is essentially War, Drone assassinations, Regime change and Weapon sales as part of an out-of-control Military/Industrial/Congressional complex ~ all operating under the cloak of American exceptionalism.

WSWS elaborates; “Thirteen years after the invasion of Iraq, which resulted in the deaths of at least a million people, some 4.4 million Iraqis are internally displaced, with over a quarter million forced to flee the country. Questions of foreign policy are not decided, much less deliberated, within the framework of elections. Nowhere in the 2016 presidential race is there a serious debate, for instance, on the character of the US alliance with Turkey or the consequences of launching a de facto NATO invasion of Syria. Congress holds no hearings or votes. It neither seeks nor desires to play a serious role.”

The only anti-war peace candidate still standing is Jill Stein who most likely will be denied a place at the Presidential debates and is now marginalized to a lone voice in the impending political darkness. Note in 1988, Democrats and Republicans teamed up to create a corporation called the Commission on Presidential Debates. They set out to deceive Americans by using an official-sounding word like commission in their name. The League of Women Voters immediately withdrew its sponsorship of the presidential debates because the demands of the establishment parties would ~ in its own words ~ “perpetrate a fraud on the American voter.”

We are obviously almost beyond the moral point of no return as WSWS explains; “The launching of a NATO invasion of the Syrian war zone brings ever closer a direct clash with nuclear-armed Russia, which is militarily supporting the Damascus regime ~ Nobody should believe that the criminal cabal that runs US foreign policy will proceed with any more deliberation or caution in launching a war whose body count will be in the hundreds of millions, if not billions, than it does in plotting wars in which “mere” millions of lives are squandered.”    See WSWS article ~

Department Homeland Security Police Tank with militarized police

Department Homeland Security Police Tank with militarized police

 Our political leaders are all apparently committed to war, especially Hillary Clinton, and we as a nation have become a total security police state immersed in apathy and fear as the 15th anniversary of 9/11 draws near.

This thinly disguised New World Order committed to Military might was obvious in Hillary’s recent speech to the American Legion convention last Wednesday as reported by WSWS ~  ” Hillary Clinton’s speech to the American Legion convention Wednesday was a full-throated declaration of the right and responsibility of the United States to control the world by military force. Clinton pledged to keep the US the dominant global military power, to uphold the military alliances through which US imperialism controls Europe and the Far East, and to wage war unilaterally if deemed necessary, regardless of world opinion”   See article

 Gordon Duff,  senior editor Veterans Today sums it up our current state of national apathy where evil has thrust its eager hand ~  “America is much more than a police state and far more a “total surveillance state” than even the harshest critics imagine.”

Duff elaborates;  What we are saying is this, a monstrosity beyond imagination is there already, waiting to be triggered, one beyond party politics, beyond the concerns of religion or ethnicity.

During seven years of the Obama presidency, something happened that is not being discussed, not even by Obama’s political enemies. Bush era clamp downs on individual freedom after 9/11 have been not only carried forward, but have been pushed on to levels unimagined.

That this was done under a liberal democratic president is unthinkable. Even more unthinkable, however is that Obama’s political enemies not only don’t think he went far enough, they are attacking Donald Trump as well for being, and this is the truth of it, “weak on tyranny and dictatorship.”

See VT article ~

Evil has indeed slipped its hand into our protective glove of national apathy ~ for the criminal cabal that controls US foreign policy and its wars cannot be stopped until we, the people, realize that this strictly criminal business as usual approach has become deeply personal; that the war machine no longer serves us, and that peace begins with each one of us ~ much like my first anti-war 1970 bumper sticker proudly proclaimed ~  PEACE BEGINS WITH ME.

 “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”  ~ Mahatma Gandhi


Allen L Roland, PhD

 Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com. He is also featured columnist on Veterans Today and is a featured guest on many radio and Television programs

Top Secret US Nuclear “City Under The Ice” Revealed

A top-secret cold war US military project and the toxic waste it conceals, which had been thought buried forever beneath the Greenland ice cap, are likely to be uncovered by rising temperatures within decades, scientists have warned

Nuclear waste tank

Camp Century was excavated by the US army engineering corps in 1959 around 200km (124 miles) inland from the coast of Greenland, which was then part of Denmark.

Powered, remarkably, by the world’s first mobile nuclear generator and known as “the city under the ice”, the camp’s three-kilometre network of tunnels, eight metres beneath the ice, housed laboratories, a shop, hospital, cinema, chapel and accommodation for up to 200 soldiers.

Officially its personnel were stationed there to test Arctic construction methods and carry out research. Scientists based at the camp did, indeed, drill the first ice core samples ever used to study climate, Colgan said, obtaining data still cited today.

But in reality, the camp served as cover for something altogether different: a project so immense and so secret, that not even the Danish government was informed of its existence.

“They thought it would never be exposed,” said William Colgan, a climate and glacier scientist from the Lassonde school of engineering at Toronto’s York University, the lead author of the study. “Back then, in the 60s, the term global warming had not even been coined. But the climate is changing, and the question now is whether what’s down there is going to stay down there.”

The study suggests it isn’t.

Project Iceworm, presented to the US chiefs of staff in 1960, aimed to use Camp Century’s frozen tunnels to test the feasibility of a huge launch site under the ice, close enough to fire nuclear missiles directly at the Soviet Union.

At the height of the cold war, as the US and the USSR were engaged in a terrifying standoff over Soviet missile deployment in Cuba, the US army was considering the construction of a vast subterranean extension of Camp Century.

Around 4,000km system of icy underground tunnels and chambers extending over an area around three times the size of Denmark were to have housed 600 ballistic missiles, in clusters 6km apart, trained on Moscow and its satellites.

Eventually the engineers realised Iceworm would not work: the constantly moving ice was too unstable an environment and would have deformed – perhaps even collapsed – the tunnels.

From 1964 Camp Century was used only intermittently, and three years later it was abandoned altogether, the departing soldiers taking with them the reaction chamber of the nuclear generator.

But they left the rest of the camp’s infrastructure – and its biological, chemical and radioactive waste – where it was, on the assumption it would be “preserved for eternity” by the perpetually accumulating snow and ice.

Thus far their assumption has proven correct: up to 12 metres deep at the time it was abandoned, the ice covering Camp Century has since thickened to around 35 metres and will continue to deepen for a while yet.

But climate change looks certain to reverse that process, Colgan and his six-strong team, from Canadian, US and European universities, said in their report, published last month in Geophysical Research Letters.

Greenland’s temperatures broke new records this spring and summer, hitting 24C (75F) in the capital, Nuuk, in June – a figure that shocked meteorologists so much they had to re-check their measurements.

Between 2003 and 2010 the ice that covers much of the island melted twice as fast as during the whole of the 20th century. This year it began melting a month earlier than usual.

The researchers studied US army documents and drawings to work out how deep the camp and its waste – estimated to include 200,000 litres of diesel fuel, similar quantities of waste water, and unknown amounts of radioactive coolant and toxic organic pollutants such as PCBs – were buried.

Then they ran regional and global climate change simulations to work out how much longer they will stay there. Based on the “business as usual” climate change scenario, Colgan said, snowfall will continue to be greater than ice melt for a few more decades. “But after that, melt will be greater than snow. Every year, another layer of ice will be removed. Our estimate is that by 2090, the exposure will be irreversible. It could happen sooner if the magnitude of climate change accelerates.”

Once that starts to happen, the question of who is responsible for the clear-up – already the subject of discussion – will become more pressing, the report said, presenting “an entirely new form of political dispute resulting from climate change”.

With no established agreement on the question, the report says the “multinational, multi-generational” problem posed by Camp Century and its waste could become a source of tension between the US, Greenland and Denmark.

Although Denmark allowed the US to build Camp Century and other bases on Greenland in a 1951 agreement, it is not clear how much it was told about the work being done there, or the waste left behind. Complicating matters further, Greenland became largely self-governing in 1979.

Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Greenland’s foreign minister, said he was “concerned” about the camp’s future and is determined to establish responsibility, while his Danish counterpart, Kristian Jensen, has said the issue was being examined “in close contact with Greenland”.

The Pentagon has said it “acknowledges the reality of climate change and the risk it poses” for Greenland, adding that the US government has pledged to “work with the Danish government and the Greenland authorities to settle questions of mutual security”.

Source: MSN News.

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Banker Suicides Linked To JP Morgan Investigation For Forex Manipulation

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