The laser that can make it rain: Researchers unveil radical system to start storms

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Researchers have developed a new technique to cause rain and lighting by firing a laser at clouds.

The technique uses a ‘double laser’ to stimulate particles within a cloud.

The technique could one day be used to create rainstorms and even lighting on command, the researchers hope.

The researchers at the University of Central Florida’s College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona developed  a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning.

They found the key was to surround the beam with a second beam to act as an energy reservoir, sustaining the central beam to greater distances than previously possible.

The secondary ‘dress’ beam refuels and helps prevent the dissipation of the high-intensity primary beam, which on its own would break down quickly.

A report on the project, ‘Externally refueled optical filaments,’ was recently published in Nature Photonics.

Water condensation and lightning activity in clouds are linked to large amounts of static charged particles.

Stimulating those particles with the right kind of laser holds the key to possibly one day summoning a shower when and where it is needed.

Lasers can already travel great distances but “when a laser beam becomes intense enough, it behaves differently than usual – it collapses inward on itself,’ said Matthew Mills, a graduate student in the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL). 


‘The collapse becomes so intense that electrons in the air’s oxygen and nitrogen are ripped off creating plasma – basically a soup of electrons.’

At that point, the plasma immediately tries to spread the beam back out, causing a struggle between the spreading and collapsing of an ultra-short laser pulse.

This struggle is called filamentation, and creates a filament or ‘light string’ that only propagates for a while until the properties of air make the beam disperse.

‘Because a filament creates excited electrons in its wake as it moves, it artificially seeds the conditions necessary for rain and lightning to occur,’ Mills said. 

Other researchers have caused ‘electrical events’ in clouds, but not lightning strikes.

The team is now developing a way to get close enough to direct the beam into the cloud without being blasted to smithereens by lightning.

‘What would be nice is to have a sneaky way which allows us to produce an arbitrary long ‘filament extension cable,’ the researchers say.

The technique could one day be used to create rainstorms and even lighting on command, the researchers hope. The technique uses a 'double laser' to stimulate particles within a cloud.

‘It turns out that if you wrap a large, low intensity, doughnut-like ‘dress’ beam around the filament and slowly move it inward, you can provide this arbitrary extension,’ Mills said.

‘Since we have control over the length of a filament with our method, one could seed the conditions needed for a rainstorm from afar.

‘Ultimately, you could artificially control the rain and lightning over a large expanse with such ideas.’

So far, Mills and fellow graduate student Ali Miri have been able to extend the pulse from 10 inches to about 7 feet. And they’re working to extend the filament even farther.

‘This work could ultimately lead to ultra-long optically induced filaments or plasma channels that are otherwise impossible to establish under normal conditions,’ said professor Demetrios Christodoulides, who is working with the graduate students on the project.

‘In principle such dressed filaments could propagate for more than 50 meters or so, thus enabling a number of applications.

‘This family of optical filaments may one day be used to selectively guide microwave signals along very long plasma channels, perhaps for hundreds of meters.’

Other possible uses of this technique could be used in long-distance sensors and spectrometers to identify chemical makeup.

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NASA Whistleblower Says The US Closed Its Embassies Because Billions Are About To Die UPDATED

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This is an updated version of the same article I started this morning as I keep stumbling on more and more of these videos of Pattie Bassard. Please use your own discernment on this as I have seen many of these types of “warnings” in the past amount to nothing, but I want to at least provide for you what is in the alternative media. Apparently starting the 11th of August our binary sun will be visible for all to see. Below you will see an assortment of videos with interviews with Patty. God bless.

NASA Whistleblower Says The US Closed Its Embassies Because Billions Are About To Die

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I just watched a couple videos late last night that were relevant to this same topic, one of them was YouTube’s channel Jason A, I’ll post the video below.  Afterwards I watched a handful of videos about the US embassies closing down and different theories on why, but this morning I stumbled into this video by CourageousNerd z:

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Is it true, who can say? I will at least provide you with what people are talking about. God bless.

Sun Is About To Flip Out?

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The sun is about to flip its magnetic field, at the peak of its 11-year solar cycle or at the half-way point of what scientists call a solar maximum – when the star is at its most violent in terms of solar flares and the Earth is most vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse.

That’s the surge of sun energy that scientists say could in an instant return the developed world to an agrarian society, essentially without any electronics, and leave millions dead.

This mid-way point is expected in about four months – a December/January time frame – putting Earth in a position of greatest vulnerability even as the solar maximum diminishes well into 2014.

Scientists for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, have said the sun will reach its most intense period this year and well into next.

Others have suggested that even until 2020 Earth still could be exposed to solar flares that if they hit Earth directly could knock out the U.S. national grid system and fry electronic components and automated control systems not only in the U.S. but in other industrialized countries.

“It looks like we’re no more than three to four months away from a complete field reversal,” according to Todd Hoeksema, director of Stanford University’s Wilcox Solar Observatory. “This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system.”

NASA officials say that as the magnetic field shifts, the “current sheet” which is a surface that radiates billions of kilometers from the sun’s equator, becomes very wavy.

Since Earth orbits the sun, it dips in and out of these waves of the “current sheet.” NASA officials said that the transition from a wave to a dip creates stormy space weather around Earth.

Scientists say that the change also can provide some shielding from dangerous cosmic rays, which are high-energy particles created by supernova explosions and travel at the speed of light of approximately 186,000 miles a second or, to be exact, 299,792,458 meters per second.

 

However, cosmic rays are not the same as the solar flares which spew from dark spots on the sun’s surface.

Indeed, solar flare activity on the sun recently has increased as sun spots begin to shift and are aligned on a direct path toward Earth.

The solar flares create an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, effect that can wipe out electrical grids and communications systems and fry electronics.

Some of these solar flares can be more than 20 times the size of the Earth.

Experts say that Earth experienced the largest recorded direct solar flare in 1859, which is called the Carrington Event. At the time, the only pieces of electrical equipment were the telegraph and the first parts of the trans-Atlantic cable.

The direct hit from the solar flare burned the telegraph wires, creating fires and explosions. The effects felt round the world last for three days. At the time, the trans-Atlantic cable was just being laid but also had to replaced due to the impact of the EMP on the equipment.

Since then, countries have come to be dependent on electricity, electronic components and automated control systems to survive as a society.

Experts say that a Carrington-type EMP event occurs every 100 years. However, it’s been 154 years since that event, making Earth overdue for a similar event but with more catastrophic effects on critical infrastructures due to their dependency on electricity.

A direct hit from the EMP from a solar flare not only would knock out all unprotected electronics but could subject 90 percent of world’s population to starvation and death, particularly in urban areas.

This is due to the fact that all critical infrastructures on which a technological society such as the United States depends would fail in a cascading effect once the grid is knocked out.

These critical infrastructures include telecommunications, financial and banking systems, food and water delivery, emergency services and petroleum deliveries, among others. No cash registers would work, no fuel pumps, no trucks to deliver food, no networks like phone, power and water systems — in essence, a return to an agrarian society.

In addition to the 1859 Carrington event, other notable solar flare-documented EMP events have occurred.

In 1972, a major solar flare knocked out the long-distance phone communications across some states, including Illinois, according to NASA. The event caused AT&T to redesign its power system for transatlantic cables.

In 1989, a powerful solar flare set off a major power blackout in Canada that left six million people without electricity for nine hours, The flare disrupted electric power transmission from the Hydro Quebec generating station and even melted some power transformers in New Jersey.

In 2003, a solar flare initially measured at X28 overwhelmed a spacecraft sensor measuring it. Later analysis revealed that the flare had actually reached a peak strength of X45. That solar storm was part of a string of some nine major flares that had occurred over a two-week period.


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Tornado Tears Up Italy

Tornado Lombardy-Milan: Several vortex phenomena have affected Lombardy on Monday. Damage and fear in Grezzago.

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Monday 29 2013 is a day to remember in Lombardy near Milano as fresh and unstable air from the Atlantic Ocean caused a violent thermal contrast that triggered several supercell storms.

According to reports and sightings about a dozen vortex phenomena affected Lombardy, roughly between Milan, Monza and Bergamo.

Some of these were simple “funnel” (premices of tornadoes) while others, such as in cases of Trezzo and Bergamo, have even reached the stage F2 on the Fujita scale, with winds exceeding 180 km / h which created substantialdamage, lift cars and even trucks. The tornadoes that struck the area between Masate, Trezzo and Grezzago, north-east of Milan, caused much fear among the population, was immortalized in the videos showed.

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22 Signs That Weather Is Going Crazy Globally

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Global weather patterns seem to get stranger and stranger with each passing year. Almost every day now, the news is telling us about some bizarre weather event that hasn’t happened “in 100 years” going on in some area of the globe. All over the planet, we are seeing torrential rainfalls, unprecedented flooding, extreme drought, nightmarish wildfires, record setting tornadoes and very unusual blizzards. Record high temperatures and record low temperatures are set so frequently now that nobody really seems to even notice anymore. So exactly what in the world is going on here? Why does our weather seem to be going absolutely crazy? Perhaps even more important – can we expect our weather patterns to become even more erratic? Some meteorologists are suggesting that these unusual weather events are just an “anomaly” and that things will get back to normal soon. But what if they don’t?

I noted that natural disasters seem to be increasing in both frequency and severity in my recent article entitled “Are We Entering The Worst Period For Natural Disasters In U.S. History?” But it isn’t just the ground under our feet that seems to be becoming more unstable. The weather patterns that we all take for granted and that society depends upon seem to be rapidly changing.

The following are 22 signs that global weather patterns are going absolutely crazy…

1. Right now, central Europe is experiencing the worst flooding that it has seen in at least 70 years.

2. On Memorial Day weekend, a vicious winter storm dumped up to 36 inches of snow on parts of upstate New York.

3. Back in mid-May, on one single day some parts of the UK had a couple of inches of snow, some parts of the UK had a month’s worth of rainfall on a single day, and some parts of the UK were hammered by winds of up to 65 miles per hour.

4. The month of April was so cold across the northern United States that one meteorologist said that it was “like something out of the Twilight Zone“…

April has been a freakishly cold month across much of the northern USA, bringing misery to millions of sun-starved and winter-weary residents from the Rockies to the Midwest. “The weather map … looks like something out of The Twilight Zone,” Minneapolis meteorologist Paul Douglas of WeatherNation TV wrote on his blog last week. Record cold and snow has been reported in dozens of cities, with the worst of the chill in the Rockies, upper Midwest and northern Plains. Several baseball games have been snowed out in both Denver and Minneapolis. Cities such as Rapid City, S.D.; Duluth, Minn.; and Boulder, Colo., have all endured their snowiest month ever recorded. (In all three locations, weather records go back more than 100 years.) In fact, more than 1,100 snowfall records and 3,400 cold records have been set across the nation so far in April, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

5. This year Saskatchewan had the coolest spring that it has experienced in 100 years.

6. Moscow just experienced the snowiest winter that it has seen in 100 years.

7. Snow is falling in Russia in places where it should not be falling this time of the year. On Sunday, residents of Kemerovo were stunned to see that a thin layer of snow had fallen on their city overnight.

8. This spring, there was a record amount of ice on the Baltic Sea due to very cold weather…

“Since record keeping began in the sixties, we’ve never encountered anything like this before,” ice breaker Ulf Gulldne told the local newspaper Örnsköldsviks Allehanda.

On March 29th, 176,000 square kilometers of the Baltic Sea was covered in ice, a record for the time of year. On a map, it means about half of the central and northern parts are frozen over. Far north, the ice is both thick and difficult to break through.

9. The city of Anchorage, Alaska set a record for the longest snow season that it has ever experienced this year.

10. In February, hail the size of “boulders” pounded one poor city in southern India

Hailstones the size of boulders have rained down on villages in southern India.

At least nine people were killed when the violent weather hit several villages in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The hailstorm which lasted for almost 20 minutes, destroyed crops, houses and live stock, causing devastating financial implications for residents.

11. The tornado that touched down near Oklahoma City on Friday was the widest tornado ever recorded. It was an EF5 tornado that was 2.6 miles wide at one point with winds of up to 295 miles an hour.

12. The tornado that did such devastating damage to Moore, Oklahoma recently was about 2 miles wide and it sat on the ground for an astounding 40 minutes.

13. During the month of February, Peru, Chile and Bolivia were all hit by unprecedented flooding.

14. At the end of May, more than a foot of rainfall in 24 hours caused nightmarish flooding in San Antonio, Texas.

15. A few weeks ago, unusual levels of rainfall caused the Mississippi River to rise to near record levels.

16. This year the state of Georgia experienced the wettest February ever recorded.

17. Chicago just had the wettest April ever recorded.

18. Scientists are projecting that the nightmarish drought that is taking place in the western half of the United States will “intensify” this year.

19. Overall, hundreds of thousands of trees died throughout the United States during 2012 due to horrible drought conditions.

20. This past January, part of Australia experienced record setting high temperatures that were absolutely unprecedented. Keep in mind that the following temperatures are in Celsius…

Sydney endured its hottest ever day on Friday, with records smashed across the city and thousands of people suffering from the heat. The mercury topped 45.8 at Sydney’s Observatory Hill at 2.55pm, breaking the previous record set in 1939 by half a degree. The city’s highest temperature was a scorching 46.5 degrees, recorded in Penrith at 2.15pm, while Camden, Richmond and Sydney Airport all reached 46.4 degrees.

21. Over the weekend, extremely dry conditions were making it difficult for firefighters to battle a very intense wildfire in California that had already burned more than 20,000 acres

By Sunday night, the Powerhouse Fire around the Angeles National Forest in Southern California engulfed about 22,400 acres, endangering some 1,000 homes in the Lake Elizabeth and Lake Hughes area.

Nearly 2,100 firefighters struggled to contain the fire, which more than tripled in size from Saturday to Sunday. Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated and the blaze has already destroyed at least six homes by Sunday night.

22. About 30 percent of all honeybees are dying each year in the United States, and nobody seems to know exactly why this is happening. If this continues, it threatens to absolutely cripple U.S. agriculture…

US honey bees have been dying by the tens of millions, with annual death rates of about 30 percent. With fewer bees to pollinate fruits and vegetables each year, ‘beemageddon’ may soon cause the collapse of the agriculture industry.

Honey bees pollinate more than 100 US crops, including apples, zucchinis, avocados and plums, that are worth more than $200 billion a year. Since 2006, about 10 million bee hives at an average value of $200 each have been lost in what scientists call the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), according to a new report by the US Department of Agriculture.

We certainly don’t need any more bad news about our agriculture. Global food supplies are currently at their lowest level in 40 years, and most people in the general public are absolutely clueless about what is going on.

Unfortunately, our weather has not just been unusual for the past few months. This is a trend that has been developing for quite some time.

For example, the planet experienced some truly unusual weather last winter. The following comes from a New York Times article from last January…

Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace.

Especially lately. China is enduring its coldest winter in nearly 30 years. Brazil is in the grip of a dreadful heat spell. Eastern Russia is so freezing – minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and counting – that the traffic lights recently stopped working in the city of Yakutsk.

Bush fires are raging across Australia, fueled by a record-shattering heat wave. Pakistan was inundated by unexpected flooding in September. A vicious storm bringing rain, snow and floods just struck the Middle East. And in the United States, scientists confirmed this week what people could have figured out simply by going outside: last year was the hottest since records began.

Indeed, “extreme has become the new commonplace” as far as our weather is concerned.

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So will our weather get back to “normal” soon or are even greater changes ahead?

And what in the world is causing all of this?

Source: endoftheamericandream.com

What is causing all of this is that we are in the end times….God Almighty. As Jesus said, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows…” Matthew 24:7,8 – I AM is at the doors

The illusion of control: Meteorite explosion puts space on UN agenda

The UN released proposals for a response to the threat of objects from space impacting the Earth. DW looks at the implications of last week’s meteorite explosion and what the UN could do for the space industry.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) released its recommendations for an international response to the threat of objects from space this week – five days after a large asteroid narrowly missed the Earth and a meteorite explosion caused significant damage in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The explosion of the 17-meter-long asteroid was 30 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, according to calculations by Peter Brown from Canada’s University of Western Ontario.

Apart from identifying existing gaps in the work of identifying near-Earth objects (NEOs) that may pose a threat to the planet, the UNOOSA wants to form an International Asteroid Warning Network as well as a space missions planning advisory group.

The meteorite that hit Chelyabinsk was unexpected – scientists did not have it on their radar

More UN involvement?

It is still too early to say whether the event in Chelyabinsk will increase international collaboration and lead to the formation of an organization to coordinate national space agencies. A meeting of the space agencies at Planetary Defense Conference in April will discuss the UN’s proposals and make its own recommendations, according to Nicolas Bobrinsky, head of the European Space Agency’s Space Situation Awareness (SSA) program.

“It would be extremely useful to have a forum where space agencies can meet under the forum and protection of the UN,” he told DW.

Alan Harris from the German Space Agency’s (DLR) also said the UN could help. “An international agreement, which recognizes the problem and supports the establishment of an organization […] which could coordinate government efforts is needed,” he said.

Asteroid mitigation

Both the ESA and the German Space Agency are doing extensive research on near-Earth objects, but they have different focuses. The ESA concentrates on asteroid detection and discovery, while the DLR works to find ways of deflecting asteroids that are on a collision course with Earth.

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An asteroid ended the dinosaur era 65 million years ago

The DLR, along with its counterparts in the United States and Russia, believes the course of an asteroid can be changed by launching a space probe with a substantial mass into the space body. The probe could alter the asteroid’s velocity and thereby change its course, Harris said.

“The only uncertainty is that degree of deflection depends on the shape of the asteroid,” he added.

Expensive undertaking

It will cost more than 100 million euros ($131 million) to pay for a spacecraft that can change the course of an asteroid. Harris, as well as other space experts, said he hopes increased awareness of the danger meteorites could pose to the Earth after last week’s explosion in Russia will improve the chances of raising the funds needed for the mission.

Should the program get off the ground, asteroids least 50 meters across will likely be deflected using a space probe. Anything smaller, like the asteroid in Chelyabinsk, will lead to evacuation of the projected point of impact. More than 1,000 people were injured when the meteorite exploded last Friday (15.02.2013).

In 1908, an asteroid in Siberia, knocked down some 80 million trees

Harris said scientists will carry out cost-benefit analyses to determine whether sending a probe makes sense. The meteorite in Chelyabinsk caused 25 million euros worth of damage, which would not have justified a mission worth more than 100 million euros, Harris said.

Many unanswered questions

There’s a good chance programs to detect and deal with asteroids will receive additional funding.

“The meteorite explosion has raised the awareness of the [dangerousness] of the phenomena among the population and the politicians,” the ESA’s Bobrinsky said, noting that they would get a sense of any changes when European ministers meet next year to discuss the agency’s 2014 budget.

Ministers will also have to confront a number of other questions, including a legal framework for how and when objects like asteroids and meteorites are addressed, who would pay for the evacuation efforts if a faulty projection is made, what would happens if an impact occurs despite having its course changed, and if a NEO is headed for a particular country, should other countries participate in that mission.

Harris from the German Space Agency said “any awareness by the public will bring pressure on politicians.”

Comment: Don’t get us wrong, we are all for “raising the awareness of the [dangerousness] of the phenomena among the population and the politicians.” The danger is real, and what ever happened in Chelyabinsk was just a small reminder of what may yet transpire. But, there are several factors that have to be considered. Factors that make us highly suspicious of the UN’s and other politicians’ intentions regarding the threat from space. As George Orwell’s quote goes: “He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.” And there is enough evidence to indicate, that for quite a while PTB’s agenda was to keep the reality of cosmic threat under a tight lid in order to maintain the illusion of control.

Consider the following information:

Military Hush-Up: Incoming Space Rocks Now Classified

Objects apparently pass us by all the time and we don’t notice them until they’re here:

Bus-sized asteroid shaves Earth with one day’s notice

Have you heard about Dark Comets? Imagine trying to track one of those!

We think what it comes down to is the fact there is no comprehensive, global, civilian Near Earth Object monitoring or tracking system. Lots of programs have been floated over the decades; some take off, but most flop, usually because of a lack of funding. The space threat just wasn’t taken seriously enough. The renowned astrophysicist Victor Clube and others tried to warn them but our Dear Leaders didn’t see any profit in it. Instead, the scientific funding, research and technology was all funneled into sustaining the Cold War, and when that ended, the War on Terror. Perhaps it will change, but we are not holding our breath.

Source: DW.de

Mozambique flooding displaces thousands

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At least 36 people have been killed and about 70,000 displaced by flooding in Mozambique, according to figures released by the UN, as the African nation braces for renewed storms.

“A total of 26 persons have died in [the worst affected southern province of] Gaza alone, with the nationwide death toll at 36,” the UN in Mozambique said in a statement on Saturday.

The number of displaced people now stands at 67,995 while nearly 85,000 have been affected by the raging waters in recent days, the UN said.

The UN urged donors to urgently make more funds available “to help deal with this emergency” in the impoverished nation.

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A reporter for the AFP news agency on the scene saw thousands of residents who had fled their homes stuck on road sides leading out of devastated towns, surviving on scarce aid and in some cases forced to eat grasshoppers.

In the tourist coastal city of Xai-Xai, spared until Friday, up to eight metres of water was expected to hit.

“The water is coming into the city. It is just starting. Some roads in the lower part of town are under water,” said Joao Carlos, government spokesperson.

Severe flooding in Xai-Xai would sever the main road connection between the north and south of the country.

“Private and commercial services have been evacuated from the lower parts of the city to higher areas,” said Sylvia Paolo, police spokeswoman.

Humanitarian assistance

Humanitarian workers are now racing to provide food and shelter before cholera, malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea grip those left homeless by the floods.

Agencies are also rushing to supply three mobile hospital tents, 15,000 mosquito nets and various other provisions.

According to the National Water Directorate, nine rivers in five basins were above alert levels, including the Zambezi and the Limpopo.

In the capital Maputo several bridges, roads and schools were seriously damaged.

Meanwhile, severe flooding continued to spread across the south of the country, with international agencies and neighbouring South Africa scrambling to ease the humanitarian disaster.

The floods are a result of week-long torrential rains in South Africa and Zimbabwe that swelled the Limpopo river forcing an orange alert on January 12, when the toll began.

But the full impact of the rains were only now being felt.

Initial evacuations of around 30,000 people in the southern region who did not hear or ignored flood warnings were under way.

South Africa, where the flood waters have killed at least 12 people in the past week, dispatched two military helicopters and divers on Friday to assist with the evacuations.

A South African Hercules C-130 military transport plane was also due to take off late on Friday with a contingent of doctors, nurses and social workers to attend to the flood victims.

Towns such as Chokwe in the province of Gaza were submerged, with thousands of homes destroyed and key services such as banks, shops, schools and hospitals affected.

The price tag from the flood devastation in the capital alone is expected to be around $30m, according to UN agencies.

The deluge also wreaked havoc in South Africa where some 15,000 crocodiles escaped after flood gates were opened at a breeding farm in the Limpopo area.

Source: Al Jazeera

Ready for the Apocalypse?

ioSafe-Apocalypse-Mysterious-NoisesSocieties and individuals that do not prepare for the worst (and hope for the best) are needlessly endangering themselves. Tail risk events happen. An MIT study earlier this year predicted that the global economy would collapse by 2030.

A new national survey by National Geographic and Kelton Research finds some interesting results:

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Which cataclysmic movies do Americans worry might come true?

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7% of Americans think the Planet of the Apes might come true? Really? 30% of Americans think that the events of Roland Emmerich’s 2012 might occur?

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And how prepared do Americans think they are for such events?

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But in reality – in terms of what people have actually accomplished – few people seem ready for anything:

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9% of people have alternative power sources? 21% have made some attempt to grow their own food? Only 43% have a spare supply of drinking water?

Not prepared at all.

John Aziz
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