Friday, December 9, 2011

EXTREME WEATHER: Severe Storm Warning for South East Queensland, Australia - Strong Winds and Heavy Rainfall is Expected!

Severe thunderstorms are producing strong winds and heavy rainfall in and around the Sunshine Coast in Queensland's south-east.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for people in Moreton Bay, the Sunshine Coast, Somerset and and the south Burnett region. Senior forecaster Janine Uasa says the storms are moving north-east and much of the activity is near Caloundra, Landsborough, Maleny and Beerwah. A more general thunderstorm warning is also current for the central coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay. - Yahoo Australia.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds around Queensland over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Biloela, Blackwater, Rolleston, Baralaba and Springsure. Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should: Move your car under cover or away from trees. Secure loose outdoor items. Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm. Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. The next warning is due to be issued by 12:30 pm. If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area. - The Chronicle.


 

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Massive Underwater Volcanoes Are Being Dragged into the Highly Active Tonga Trench Fault Line in the Pacific Ocean - Scientists Are Baffled By The Phenomenon!

Massive underwater volcanoes are slipping into a highly active fault line in the Pacific Ocean, but scientists are baffled as to what the affects of the phenomenon will be.

Incredible new images reveal how tectonic action is dragging huge volcanoes into the Tonga Trench, a fault line which runs north from New Zealand towards Tonga and Samoa, BBC reported. There are frequent earthquakes in the area and scientists are struggling to understand whether the destruction of the volcanoes increases the risk of a tsunami. The images, which were taken on a research expedition last year, show how the earth's crust is moving west when the Pacific plate collides with the Indo-Australian plate. The trench, which is 10.9km and the second deepest stretch of seabed in the world, is dotted with volcanoes. The images show how the giant volcanoes are moving up to 6 centimetres a year, and are collapsing into the chasm. Scientists first thought that the phenomenon would cause catastrophic earthquakes, but now believe that earthquakes are less frequent where the volcanoes enter the trench. "When you see size of these features you'd think they'd cause massive earthquakes and disruption - and that was our starting hypothesis," Professor Tony Watts of Oxford University said.

"But we found that the volcanoes were highly fractured before they entered the trench - which is very important for what happens after they enter the system." Scientists at Oxford and Durham universities were working to determine what the impact of the process would be. "Are they added to the Australian plate or are they carried down in fragments into the deep earth mantle?," Watts said. That is the question scientists are trying to answer. The pictures were created by sonar imaging taken in waters up to 6 kilometres deep. One image shows the volcano nearest to the chasm was already starting to collapse. There were several theories as to what could result from the crumbling volcanoes. One theory was that the volcanoes would add to the movement of the two plates, causing more tension and quakes in the region. Another theory was that the volcanoes were breaking up as they collapsed into the abyss, providing a sort of buffer to the subduction process. The subduction process is when one edge of a plate is forced under another. - TVNZ.

EXTRATERRESTRIAL & UFO DISCLOSURE: Former Chinese Government Official - Aliens Walk Among Us!

A former Chinese official has come forward to reveal new evidence that extraterrestrials walk amongst the peoples of Earth. These beings are everywhere—from lowly factory workers to the highest echelons of industry and government.

Sun’s drawings of ETs that appear as humans.
Sun Shili, a former Chinese official, has come forward to reveal knowledge that extraterrestrials are on Earth. He asserts the ETs can be found everywhere—from lowliest factory worker and farmer to the highest positions of industry and government. The aging authoritarians that ran China from their seat of power in old Peking under Mao are all gone. The new China is much more open to the evidence of ETs in their culture and history. A government-financed team is even now exploring a mysterious pyramid some researchers claim is an ancient, gigantic alien base. But some of the power structure controlling China still carries vestiges of the bad old regime. Those elements fight against freedom of information, the Internet and even the freedom of private text messaging. Yet those powers are being distracted as China’s economy is floundering and most of their time and energy is now spent on the growing problem of supporting a slumping economic system. With China’s emerging economic woes the leaders’ main worry is forestalling potential civil unrest: millions of poor Chinese from the rural areas continue to flood industrialized cities seeking jobs—jobs that are drying up.

Because China is in a state of flux—both politically and economically—decades-old restrictions designed to muzzle people like Sun Shili have loosened. And as China’s grip eases, truth, in all its facets, begins to shine through like sunlight peeking through turbulent storm clouds. Like the truth about UFOs, extraterrestrials, and strange paranormal visitations. Over the past two decades, UFO and paranormal investigatory organizations have sprung up in China like proverbial flowers after a rare desert downpour. The Chinese people accept the mysterious with open arms. They’ve always been interested in the odd, the bizarre, the unexplainable. Their ancient literature and texts—some of the oldest in the world outside the ancient writings of Sumeria and Tibet—are crammed with accounts of otherworldly visitors, amazing encounters with ETs and strange visitors suddenly appearing in remote Chinese villages. The growth of these organizations is almost exponential, perhaps that’s not too surprising in a country with a population exceeding 1.3 billion people.
Aerial view of Xianyang Pyramid complex revealing flat landing platform, thought to be ancient ET base.
Today, China has more UFO organizations supported by real scientific organizations, universities and the general community, than any other nation on Earth. Many of the organizations are now funded by the government that once suppressed them. Almost all fall under the banner—or are associated with—the National Society of Extraterrestrial Studies (NASETS). Directly supported and funded by the government, NASETS is something Chairman Mao would have frowned upon in his day. The organization’s the exclusive domain of accredited engineers and scientists and one-third of NASETS members are also government employees. The rest hail from universities or industrial research centers. Members must also hold Ph.D.s in their scientific or engineering field and have at least several peer-reviewed studies published about Unidentified Flying Objects or extraterrestrials. Compare that approach to the subterfuge and misinformation the military-industrial-government complex in America and other Western countries regularly foist upon their hapless citizens. Among the hundreds of accredited scientists working with NASETS, Sun Shili is one that promotes the idea that extraterrestrials are living and working among humans right now. A retired foreign ministry official, Sun currently heads the respected Beijing UFO Research Society, a duly related arm of the all-encompassing NASETS.

Back in 1971, Sun witnessed a remarkable object hovering over rice fields in a remote region of China. Working in the area to fulfill a government mission during Mao tse-Tung’s “Cultural revolution,” Sun spotted a brightly glowing daylight object that zoomed up and down in the sky. He says at the time he assumed it was some sort of government monitoring device—although the technology driving the object was actually far beyond any country on Earth—and it wasn’t until years later when he read of specific UFO encounters that he realized the object he saw was not manufactured by humans. Sun’s viewpoint is not unique, it’s shared by many others.

Among those who agree with Sun is rocket scientist Shen Shituan. Shen’s the authoritative president of Beijing Aerospace University, a prestigious and powerful position. Shen is also an honorary diirector of the 50,000 member government-sponsored China UFO Research Association. Shen stresses that all reports of ET contact to the association are important. “Some of these sightings are real, some are fake and with others its unclear. [Yet] all these phenomena are worth researching,” he told a Chinese television reporter. You won’t hear that from NASA or your friendly, neighborhood United States Air Force.

Sun and the UFO-ET research organizations in China believe that solving the ongoing UFO enigma might lead to forms of vastly advanced technologies including non-polluting, almost limitless energy. The knowledge gleaned from contact might also lead to better farming techniques, material science applications and new methods of travel that are faster, safer and cheaper. Sun claims he has also tracked down aliens posing as humans and they are embedded in society. Abduction cases galvanize UFO community and Chinese press. Abductions occur in China as they do in every other country. One of the best known cases of alien abduction occurred during 1994. In the U.S., authorities treat abductees as kooks and crackpots.
An ancient scroll shows two beings in a craft flying over the clouds, Enlargement of writing
– note inclusion of alien symbols, Record of an alien encounter – from an ancient scroll and
Alien figurine, Han Dynasty …note the six fingered hand.
One of the best known cases of alien abduction occurred during 1994. A young logger named Meng Zhaoguo spotted something unusual land near a patch of woods. He and several of his co-workers went to investigate it. As is often the case, witnesses to an ET craft landing think it’s a small airplane in trouble that made an emergency landing. Meng, from the village of Wuchang in Heilongjiang province, left the Red Flag logging camp with two co-workers and together they made their way to Mount Phoenix where the craft appeared to go down. What happened next is eerily similar to the famous Brazilian case that made world headlines years before Meng was born. Except unlike the Brazilian case, the young Chinese had witnesses to his abduction. After being paralyzed with a powerful light beam, Meng was transported into the craft and met by aliens. At one point during the lengthy encounter a naked female alien with humanlike qualities allegedly had sexual intercourse with him. Meng described her as very human, but almost 10-feet tall. She also had six-fingered hands. About nine years later, during September 2003, a UFO researcher headquartered in Beijing oversaw a battery of tests on Meng. He had the logger undergo hypnosis, lie detector tests, police interrogations and psychological exams. A medical doctor anlyzed scars that Meng claimed were left by alien probes when the creatures performed medical tests on him during the abduction. The final verdict: Meng was telling the truth. All the experts concurred the man had undergone a harrowing experience that tallied with the physical evidence and state of his psyche. Even the medical doctor admitted that the scars were not the result of a normal injury or any surgery known.
[From top left] Representation of UFO flying near China’s Great Wall, Disc-shaped flying
saucer similar to type that abducted Meng Zhao Guo, Craft’s lights flare up before UFO
shoots away, UFO with lights on hovers above the building and Chinese radar routinely
tracks UFOs making impossible 90⁰ turns.
Five years after Meng’s abduction by occupents of a UFO near his logging camp, a middle-aged man named Cao Gong was abducted in Beijing. While he was not enticed into sex with any of the aliens, they did transport him to a far away Chinese city, Qinhuangdao. He described the craft as a classic disc-shaped flying saucer. Cao testified that the ETs “…looked like humans but had large hands and were very pale.” What interested researchers most about Cao’s abduction experience was his claim that while aboard the craft he met a Chinese girl who told him she was from Qinhuangdao. He described the girl as a 13-year old. Formal investigation of the case began about eight months after the incident, during the summer of 2000. Once again a battery of experts and tests seemed to prove an abductee’s story true. Cao’s testimony was also given weight because he was a serious educator and the principal of a well-known private school in a suburb of Beijing. Cao told investigators that the girl and he had a lengthy conversation. She told him why she was there and claimed that “The aliens cured her disease in the flying saucer.” The lead researcher on the Cao case, Zhang Jingping, had the Tangshan Bureau of Public Security sketch artists create a picture of the girl based on the principal’s detailed description. Using computer-imaging they reworked the image until Cao confirmed it looked exactly like her.
Then an adventure began like no other in the annuls of UFO investigations. Rounding up Beijing University students as assistants, Zhang set off in November 2002 for Qinhuangdao—a city with a population of 400,000. The task seemed next to impossibe: find a teenage girl in a city of hundreds of thousands with nothing more than a computer-generated photo. They found her. Of course, by then she was 15, two years after the abduction. With the permission of state authorities, Zhang brought the girl back to Beijing. There he arranged a meeting between her and Cao. Upon meeting her, the educator confirmed she was the girl he met aboard the flying saucer. The girl remembered him too and confirmed she had been very ill and the aliens on the craft cured her of her sickness. She said she was glad to meet Cao again. The investigators were both thrilled and amazed. This major case is still under investigation. Although a book is due out in China about the remarkable Cao case, several university studies have already been published about it. Meanwhile, the authorities and media in America and Europe completely ignore it. - Pakalert Press.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: BRACING FOR THE STORM - After Extreme 2011, Authorities Prepare For Widespread Impact Of Climate Change!

After a year of unprecedented destruction attributed to weather extremes, federal officials and environmental advocates are focusing increased attention on the potential health impacts of global warming, which most scientists expect to spur not just more frequent instances of extreme heat, but also increases in rainfall, drought, snow, floods and violent storms.

"Climate change poses a serious threat to public health," Dr. George Luber, the associate director for climate change at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Thursday. Luber was speaking to reporters as part of the launch of an online, extreme-weather mapping tool developed by the Natural Resources Defense Council. "We have to really understand the local context of these extreme events and how they impact our communities by looking at them in what we call a spatially specific way, or in a way that really gets down to the geography of risk," Luber said, "by addressing those particular aspects of our communities, our cities and our populations that make people more susceptible to the negative health consequences of climate change." Rising temperatures are expected to have an impact on all aspects of the public health infrastructure -- from air and water quality to food safety, Luber noted. A warmer atmosphere, for example, retains more water, increasing the likelihood of historically heavy rains, which can subsequently overwhelm treatment facilities and spread disease. Rising temperatures can also exacerbate smog, causing increased instances of respiratory illness, or alter the ecology of insect-borne diseases like Lyme, West Nile virus and others.

"Recall that the largest waterborne disease outbreak in the United States -- in Milwaukee in 1993 I believe -- was preceded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years," Luber said. That event -- an outbreak of the microscopic parasite cryptosporidium -- resulted in 403,000 cases of intestinal illness, 54 deaths, and nearly $100 million in heath-related costs. Earlier this year, the CDC launched a Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative, which aims, among other things, to connect state and city health and emergency preparedness officials with local and national climate scientists, to better understand the potential impacts of climate change in their regions. The new NRDC analysis, meanwhile, provides a snapshot of weather records and extremes for the first 10 months of 2011 using data going back 30 years and compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric's National Climatic Data Center. The mapping tool reveals that all 50 states have experienced record-breaking weather events in 2011 -- from record rain and snowfall, to extreme drought, high temperatures and floods. Among other extremes, from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31, the organization tallied at least 1,302 record-breaking temperatures, 1090 new highs for rainfall, and 549 new snowfall records.

While none of these events or records can be directly tied to climate change, scientists note that events like these are certain to increase as average temperatures on the planet continue to rise. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has already tracked more than a dozen weather-related catastrophes in the United States in 2011 that have caused at least $1 billion in damage -- a record number in a single year. These events have already cost more than $52 billion, and the final tally is expected to be higher when damages from hurricanes and a freak early snowstorm in the Northeast are fully assessed. In a recent report, the Associated Press noted that the United States averaged only one such billion-dollar weather catastrophe annually in the 1980s. A decade later, that average was approaching four per year, and in the last 10 years, the average has approached five such events per year. Taking into account just the last two years, the number of billion-dollar weather catastrophes has averaged 7.5 annually. Meanwhile, an analysis last month by a team of researchers from the Natural Resources Defense Council, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco, found that a sample of just six extreme-weather or epidemiological events over the last decade resulted in 1,689 early deaths, 8,992 hospitalizations, 21,113 emergency department visits and 734,398 outpatient visits -- with an estimated cost totaling more than $14 billion.

In November, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a preliminary report suggesting that "unprecedented extreme weather" was to be expected with increases in global average temperatures. The upward trend in weather-related calamities in the United States has also been noted by the international reinsurance giant, Munich Re, which released a half-year report in July showing a steady uptick since 1980 in natural disasters tied to storms, floods, extreme temperatures, droughts and forest fires: "Emergency planning and preparedness really needs to begin to incorporate the risks from climate change," Dr. Kim Knowlton said in a question-and-answer session during the launch. Knowlton is a senior scientist with the Health and Environment Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council who helped develop the NRDC mapping tool. "We can improve that kind of planning and that kind of emergency preparedness by taking the effects of climate change into account," Knowlton said. "That's beginning to happen in some areas, but it really needs to become standard operating procedure, because we know climate change is here, and the effects are here."

A Yale University survey released on Thursday showed that the connection between climate change and extreme weather is becoming more clearly understood by the American populace. The survey found that 67 percent of respondents thought global warming made the summer's high temperatures worse, for example. Sixty-five percent believed the phenomenon was exacerbating droughts in Texas and Oklahoma, while 60 percent connected global warming to both the Mississippi River floods and the record snowfalls in 2010 and 2011. "However," the Yale researchers noted, "46 percent of Americans also said that global warming made the summer East Coast earthquake worse, indicating a flawed understanding of climate change." About half of respondents believed human beings were contributing to global warming - up 3 points from the last survey in May. - World News Papers.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Three Earthquakes Rattle Northern California - Precursors to an Imminent Mega-Disaster?

Three earthquakes rumbled through Northern California late Wednesday and early Thursday, but the temblors probably weren't connected, geologists said.

A magnitude 4.0 quake hit around 9:19 p.m. Wednesday roughly 85 miles southwest of Eureka. The quake was 1.2 miles below the ocean floor, geologists said. Then just before 2 a.m. Thursday, a 3.3-magnitude quake struck about 25 miles north of Santa Rosa in The Geysers, where geothermal energy reaches the surface. Roughly seven hours later, at 9:16 a.m., a magnitude 3.4 quake hit 25 miles south of Eureka - 60 miles from where the Wednesday night earthquake was centered. No damage was reported in any of the temblors.
The collection of quakes was probably nothing more than coincidence, said David Schwartz, an earthquake geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. "It is very hard to say that there is any cause and effect between them," Schwartz said. "In any 24-hour period, you could get quite a number of earthquakes in California." A major earthquake can set off a chain reaction, Schwartz said. But "these quakes are so small and their effects are so local, that I have trouble believing that they are related." - SF Gate.

FIRE IN THE SKY: Celestial Convergence - Congested Intersection, Seven Meteoroids Hit Earth on the Night of December 8/9!

According to Space Weather, several meteoroids enter the inner solar system and crashed into Earth sometime last night.

CONGESTED INTERSECTION: Ranging in size from microscopic space dust to mountainous asteroids, trillions of meteoroids zing through the inner solar system on a daily basis. What are the odds that seven of them would cross the same point in space? Pretty good, actually. In fact, it happened just last night. These are the orbits of seven objects that hit Earth on the night of Dec. 8/9. NASA’s All Sky Fireball Network recorded the meteoroids as they disintegrated in the atmosphere over the United States, each one producing a bright fireball. Note how all the orbits converge on a single point--our planet.

Every night the network's cameras scan the skies over the United States, forming an inventory of what hits the atmosphere. Combining images from multiple cameras, network software rapidly calculates the basic parameters of each interloper: orbit, speed, disintegration height, and more. At the moment, cameras are located in only four states (New Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee), but the network is expanding to provide even better coverage. Soon we'll see just how congested our intersection in space really is. Stay tuned. - Space Weather.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Mega-Quake Warning for the High Himalayas - Potential for a Magnitude Tremor is Possible!

Take a hotspot of potential conflict and add a magnitude 9 earthquake. It sounds like a nightmare scenario, but it could play out in the troubled Kashmir region of the Indian subcontinent, according to Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Worse still, Bilham fears that such a major quake is likely to trigger landslides that could dam the Jhelum River, which drains from the Indian-controlled Kashmir Valley into Pakistan. That could put the Kashmir Valley under water within three months - and would also threaten disastrous flooding in Pakistan if the waters were released too quickly. The two nations should develop a co-operative plan to deal with the aftermath of a Kashmir megaquake, Bilham argues. Bilham's new estimate of the largest quake possible in Kashmir comes from 8 years of readings from GPS sensors placed in areas under both Indian and Pakistani control. The work was made possible only thanks to collaboration with both nations, which are in a tense military stand-off over the contested territory.


In this region, the Indian plate is slowly burrowing under the Tibetan plateau. Bilham was looking for where the relative movement of the Tibetan plateau was slowest, as this indicates where compression is building up, and a rupture is eventually likely to occur. He had expected this to be in the Pir Panjal Range, to the south of the Kashmir Valley, but instead it was in the Zanskar Range to the north. This means that the zone likely to rupture when a quake eventually happens could be 200 kilometres wide, rather than about 80 kilometres, as was previously thought. The zone would encompass the Kashmir Valley - including the city of Srinagar, home to some 1.5 million people. If slippage occurs over a length of 300 kilometres, as is possible, a megaquake of magnitude 9 is the likely result. Given building codes and population in the region, that could mean a death toll of 300,000 people. What Bilham can't predict from his GPS results is when such a disaster might happen. Bilham points out that seismologists have been caught out by recent megaquakes, including the magnitude 9 Tōhoku quake that hit Japan in March, by basing their estimates on historical patterns, rather than physical measurements. "I think you have to plan for the worst case," he says. Bilham revealed his findings at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco this week. - New Scientist.

SPACE: The Secret History - Revelations of the SOYUZ Conspiracy, the Vladimir Komarov Incident!

After 15 years of research, filmmakers have discovered brand-new evidence that reveals a scandalous conspiracy surrounding the death of one of the old Soviet Union's most famous cosmonauts, Colonel Vladimir Komarov.


When Komarov and the new Soyuz rocket was launched into space on the morning of April 23rd, 1967, his spaceship had catastrophic failures that began almost immediately. His ship lost power on re-entry and Komarov was killed instantly on impact. The Soviet government was not about to admit this failure on the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Soviet Union and covered up the entire incident by saying that Komarov's mission had been a big success, but that he later was killed in a bus crash. Only one man in the entire Soviet Union, Komarov's best friend Yuri Gagarin, was strong enough to force the government to tell the truth about what really happened to Komarov during his space flight. This program includes secret archival footage that has never been seen by the public, until now. Narrated by Elliott Gould, the documentary includes secret film footage never seen until now.
- UFOTV Studios.
WATCH: UFOTV Studios Presents  Secret Space: The SOYUZ Conspiracy.