Category: Environment

China’s $168 Million Dollar Weather Modification Plan

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http://fortune.com/2017/01/24/china-government-artificial-rain-program/

China, the world’s second largest economy, is pouring 1.5 billion yuan ($168 million) into a program aimed at making it rain in its usually arid northwestern region.

No stranger to using technologies like cloud seeding to influence and even control weather patterns, China’s top economic planners recently gave the go ahead for what will be one of the country’s largest weather-modification projects, reports the South China Morning Post.

According to the Post, a feasibility study by the country’s meteorological agency concluded that the three-year program could see a rise in precipitation over an area of 960,000 sq km, or as much as 10% of the country’s landmass. The multi-million dollar budget allocated by the National Development and Reform Commission will reportedly cover the cost for four new aircraft and updates to eight existing planes, nearly 900 rocket launch systems and over 1,800 digital control devices.

Already China has been deploying cloud seeding technology at an unprecedented scale, inducing rainfall by peppering clouds with catalysts like silver iodide or dry ice. Usually used to relieve droughts, the country is also known to manipulate precipitation for other purposes, like clearing the skies for public events such as the 2008 Beijing Olympics, countering the boiling summer heat, or, as the Post reports, to attempt to wash away the choking smog that annually envelops major cities.

According to the Post, the latest weather investment will target the swathe of western China between Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia, a stretch of the country known for dry climate and general water shortages. An official from Qinghai, another province that stands to benefit from the program, is quoted as saying that artificial rain induction had increased the volume of precipitation by up to 55 billion cu m, between 2006 and 2016.

Dutchsinse Vindicated.

 

Of course the mainstream geologists will never give him credit, but at least we all know.

Well done Dutch!

 

Message to the Amazon Warrior and Big Oil

http://thecontrail.com/video/a-message-to-the-amazon-warrior-from-the-peoples-of-te-ikaroa?xg_source=activity

Published on 15 Jan 2017
A message to oil companies Statoil, Chevron and their servants GET OUT OF OUR WATERS – From the indigenous communities of Te Ikaroa.

A copy of this message is found in the Te Ikaroa petition, please show your support, please sign

https://www.toko.org.nz/petitions/norway-statoil-is-not-welcome-in-our-waters

Further information available: https://www.facebook.com/teikaroadefe

TV news coverage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEJvf

http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/r

Huge Crack Opens Up In South Africa, Wetlands Drained

Death Of The Bumble Bees

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/01/10/north-american-bumble-bee-officially-added-endangered-species-list/?utm_source=Waking+Times+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=59576db403-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_25f1e048c1-59576db403-54427449

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Like a ticking time bomb, each year we see more devastation to the world’s bee colonies. Originally called colony collapse disorder, the cause of a decline in bees is now widely attributed to the use and overuse of agrochemicals, specifically neonicotinoids, a family of pesticides used in many parts of the world as one of many mass-produced chemicals developed to be less toxic to mammals and birds.

All too frequently we hear reports of thousands or even millions of bees found dead in one place or another. Last year, millions of bees died in Southeastern U.S. as a result of mass spraying of the insecticide naled against mosquitoes as a method of addressing the Zika outbreak. In 2015, the USDA found that America’s honeybee populations had decreased by a shocking 42% over the prior year. Again it was bad news in 2016, as the rusty patch bumble bee (Bombus affinis) was formally proposed for the endangered species list, a move seen as a last hope for survival for threatened animals.

The endangered designation is made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act for species that are in danger of becoming extinct throughout all or a portion of their range. Service Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius said, “Our top priority is to act quickly to prevent extinction of the rusty patched bumble bee. Listing the bee as endangered will help us mobilize partners and focus resources on finding ways right now to stop the decline.” [Source]

The loss of bees and other pollinator insects is one of many burgeoning ecological crises which threaten the future of life on planet earth, and now, the rusty patch bumble bee has officially been added to the endangered species list by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. This is the first bumble bee to be protected under the endangered species act.

“Just 20 years ago, the rusty patched bumble bee was a common sight, so ordinary that it went almost unnoticed as it moved from flower to flower, collecting nectar and pollen. But the species, now balancing precariously on the brink of extinction, has become the first-ever bumble bee in the United States — and the first bee of any kind in the contiguous 48 states — to be declared endangered.

Once common and abundant across 28 states from Connecticut to South Dakota, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces, the rusty patched bumble bee has experienced a swift and dramatic decline since the late 1990s. Abundance of the rusty patched bumble bee has plummeted by 87 percent, leaving small, scattered populations in 13 states and one province.” [Source]

So, once again, now in 2017, more warning signs appear. Something is unsteady in the ecosystems which sustain us, and until news like this becomes the top daily priority of news organizations around the world, the human race will be unable to properly address this crisis.

What Can You Do to Help?

Stewardship of the environment and the eco-systems which sustain us is the responsibility of all people, and fortunately, in the case of bee extinction, we can all contribute to a positive outcome. Some general recommendations, as noted by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, are as follows:

“Grow flowers, including flowering trees and shrubs. Have a mix with something in bloom from early spring through fall. Include native milkweeds for monarch butterflies.

Bumble bees and many other pollinators (bees, moths and butterflies) need a safe place to build their nests and overwinter. Leave some areas of your yard unmowed in summer and unraked in fall, in your garden and flower beds leave some standing plant stems in winter.

Provide a pesticide free environment.” [Source]

The example of a small but dedicated group of indigenous women in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico may serve as inspiration for those who wish to make a positive contribution.

In the following video, group founder and president Anselma Chale Euan explains how a group of 20 local women has come to be a global example of how ordinary people can contribute to the monumental task of stewarding a future for the honeybee. Their co-op works primarily with the stingless bee, Melipona Beechi, a species that was traditionally cultivated by men during the ancient times of the Mayan empire. Their work has been a learning process but they have developed their hives and have come to care for over 20,000 bees, producing over 48 liters of honey a year.

Christmas Quake For Southern Chile

Chile earthquake tsunami warning lifted

Quake-damaged road at Tarahuin, on Chiloe island, southern Chile, December 25, 2016Image copyright Reuters Image caption Images from the island of Chiloe showed damaged roads and bridges

A tsunami alert issued after a powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of southern Chile has now been lifted.

The quake struck at 14:22 GMT on the island of Chiloe, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of Quellon, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

No casualties have been reported. Some 4,000 people were evacuated.

It hit an area of Chile known for tourism. Some roads and bridges were affected but damage appeared to be limited.

The quake’s depth was about 34km, according to the USGS.

Chile’s national emergency services office had initially issued an alert and ordered the evacuation of coastal areas of Los Lagos region.

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Residents of Quellon were among those who headed to safe areas ahead of the tsunami warning being lifted.

“I’ve lived for 10 years in the south and never felt something like that,” a resident who was leaving his house said.

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet tweeted: “Much strength and encouragement to the compatriots affected by the tremor in Chile and other areas in the south. Emergency procedures are already in place.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38430564

Energy Wave Hitting The Earth?

December 18th into 19th, 2016

A large wave of energy impacting the entire planet has UNINTENTIONALLY been detected by the MIMIC TPW microwave background imagery. Currently ONGOING as of 12/19/2016 at 1:20am US central time)

link to see the event here:

http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time…

http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time…

This is not a glitch, computer error, or fake — unless someone at the University decided to fake data for some reason.

This system usually only shows precipitation / water vapor , yet in some rare instances large energy returns can be seen when solar, spaceweather, and other energy events impact the planet.

We have seen examples of X class flares, and large Earth facing Coronal Mass Ejections cause large disruptions of this very same feed — however this “wave” of energy produces a return that crosses the same bandwidths detected (and used by) the MIMIC microwave background system.


The energy spans the planet on both (all) sides over several hours time. This wave of energy started to form on 12/18 at about 15:00UTC, and is currently ongoing.

A check of the X-ray flux monitors from GOES shows low activity, minor solar winds, no major solar storms, Total Electron Content in the ionosphere shows “minimal”…. thus the source / cause of this event is still “unknown”.

If this “event” really occurred (if it’s “real”) then we’re looking at a huge amount of energy impacting the planet causing a planet wide microwave return going off the scales.

Microwaves convert to DC energy in a natural “rectenna” process when the waves become trapped in the Earth’s magnetosphere– the radio waves convert to DC power, and are taken to ground. Ground ultimately being the core of the Earth.

If the event is really occurring, then the potential amount of energy going to the core of the planet would be tremendous — this of course could increase volcanic activity, and cause large earthquakes.

I don’t know what to make of this — this is the first time I’ve ever seen something this large over such a vast area show up on MIMIC like this. Keep watch — the next week may tell the tale on what happens (if anything) from this strange event.

Source: Dutchsinse

Avocado Skulduggery Brewing

Thanks once again to “Jack” for the heads up on this:
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Re: MASSIVE CHANGE COMING FOR AVOCADO INDUSTRY
This is the report I was looking for on how Seeka is currently wickedly planning to phase out the [non
-PVR] Hass avocados which anyone can now grow, and replace them with their own new variety which has their PVR licence, in the same way Zespri is licensing and controlling the G3 growers with its PVR, while attempting to force the green growers without any PVR on their variety out of business! Same as Monsanto licensing global food supply. Totally demonic!
And do look at the very short time frame that they’re working to – effectively this will ultimately put all of the existing avocado growers out of business if they don’t urgently switch to the new variety at a massive cost and under licence to Seeka, similar to the G3 hybrid kiwifruit.
One would think that there would be an uproar following this announcement. But no. Sheep still asleep!
Regards.
Jack.