Is another Tunguska Event brewing in Siberia?
by Martin Harris
As temperatures soar in the Northern Hemisphere, wildfires rage in Siberia. The Mainstream media reports “Firefighter Trump” offering aid to Putin to combat the environmental catastrophe.
Russia has declared a state of emergency in five regions in Siberia after a million people signed petitions demanding that the government does something about the unprecedented wildfires.Three million hectares of forest are burning and 12 million have already been destroyed, according to the Financial Times. Smoke from the wildfires is blowing over some cities, including Novosibirsk, Russia’s third-largest. People in the worst affected regions say the smoke is blotting out the sun and making it hard to breathe.Firefighters have been trying to put out a few of the fires, but the vast majority were only being monitored. Efforts are being stepped up following the declaration, but it is unclear whether Russia has the capacity to tackle such extensive fires in remote regions. On Monday, Alexander Uss, the governor of the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk, had said there was no point even trying. “This is a normal, natural phenomenon. It’s pointless to fight it and perhaps even in some places also harmful,” the RIA news agency reported him as saying.Michael Le Page, Newscientist.com
The main focus of media attention though, is on the long term effects. Yes, as always, Climate Change is at the forefront. The record temperatures are allegedly part and parcel human-induced carbon overload. The wildfires are a consequence, and will add yet more CO2.
The “Climate Emergency” handwringers are missing something potentially far more immediate and catastrophic.
Some twelve thousand or-so years ago, Siberia and Alaska were relatively warm locations, populated by mammoths, Sabre-Tooth tigers, wolves the size of horses, and humans. They are now all deep-frozen beneath the permafrost.
As we now know with certainty, a meteorite slammed into Greenland and all life in these regions were extinguished almost instantly. The face of the Earth was altered in a flash.
101 years ago, in 1908, something exploded over the Tunguska region of Siberia. All sorts of theories have been put forth over the years. It seems that the most likely scenario is that a fireball, much smaller than the meteor responsible for the Younger Dryas extinction event, exploded over Siberia. Specifically over the vast swamps of Tunguska.
The flash of heat ignited the pockets of methane gas generated by the slow decay of slowly decomposing plant and animal matter buried in the catastrophe twelve thousand years earlier.
No trace of meteoric material has been found because, as has been scientifically demonstrated, the meteor (or whatever it was) never impacted the ground. It exploded in the air, and the ignited swamp gas did the rest.
800 kilometers of forests were flattened. The shockwave travelled twice around the world and the night sky turned to daylight around much of the Northern Hemisphere.
So right now, we have wildfires raging in Siberia. Same lethal combination of intense heat and vast reserves of methane gas.
The end result could make Chernobyl look rather insignificant.
Giant sinkholes are now appearing. An ominous sign.
Russia might, in the aftermath, end up looking uncannily similar to the “Zone” depicted in the 1979 masterpiece of Russian cinema, Stalker:
As a Geopolitical “perfect storm” brews, (Iran, the Honk Kong powder keg etc) we should keep one eye on the unfolding situation in Siberia. Geopolitics might take a back seat if flame and gas combine!