Posts Tagged ‘world food crisis’
by stuartbramhall in Sustainability
Record Cold Predicted Back in June
There was a massive blizzard in Britain yesterday, closing both London airports. I find it very intriguing that the UK is experiencing its coldest December in 100 years especially as this is what Dr Gianluigi Zangari predicted in July, when he first reported that the Gulf Stream (aka the North Atlantic Drift, aka the Ocean Conveyor Belt, aka the Thermohaline Circulation, aka the Thermohaline Conveyor, aka the Loop Current) that warms Britain during the winter had virtually halted. Without this moderating effect, Britain, at the same latitude as Siberia, would have the same kind of winters. I first blogged about Zangari’s findings back in September (see http://stuartbramhall.aegauthorblogs.com/2010/09/18/hello-houston-we-have-a-problem/).
Zangari is a Theoretical Physicist at the Ascati Institute in Italy. He has worked for years with a collaborative network of scientists monitoring the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current and its contribution to the Thermohaline Current System that makes the Gulf Stream that becomes the North Atlantic Drift Current.
In June Zangari published a paper based on CCAR Colorado, NOAA and US Naval satellite data revealing the Ocean Conveyor Belt had stopped a month earlier, breaking into small eddies 250 miles from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Zangari blamed this on the millions of gallons of Corexit BP dumped into the Gulf. This combined with oil to form a sludge that sunk to the ocean floor that gradually spread via ocean currents along the US Atlantic coast.
“As displayed by both by the sea surface maps and the sea surface height maps, the Loop Current broke down for the first time around May 18th and generated a clock wise eddy, which is still active. As of today the situation has deteriorated up to the point in which the eddy has detached itself completely from the main stream therefore destroying completely the Loop Current. ..”
“It is reasonable to foresee the threat that the breaking of [such] a crucial warm stream as the Loop Current may generate a chain reaction of unpredictable critical phenomena and instabilities due to strong non-linearities which may have serious consequences on the dynamics of the Gulf Stream thermoregulation activity of the Global Climate.” —Dr. Gianluigi Zangari,
Link to Zangari’s original paper: http://www.associazionegeofisica.it/OilSpill.pdf
Why is CCAR Falsifying Satellite Data?
In subsequent interviews, Zangari expressed concern that CCAR began falsifying their satellite data following the publication of his paper. Gee, I wonder why they would falsify data? He added that unless the Loop Current reorganized itself, England would start experiencing Siberian-style winters and possibly another Ice Age.
Another effect of the breakdown of Thermohaline Circulation, according to Zangari, was a disruption in the atmospheric Jet Stream in summer 2010, causing unheard of high temperatures in Moscow (104F) and drought, and flooding in Central Europe, with high temperatures in much of Asia and massive flooding in China, Pakistan, and elsewhere in Asia.
I don’t pretend to understand the advanced calculus Zangari employed to formulate his findings. However now that his predictions have come to pass, I think he needs to be taken seriously.
Good YouTube interview with Zangari at following link:
Good background papers in lay language:
by stuartbramhall in Sustainability
I’m afraid I have some really bad news today. It appears, from satellite images, that the Ocean Conveyor Belt, aka the North Atlantic Drift, aka the Gulf Stream, aka the Thermohaline Circulation stopped approximately a month ago. Instead of travelling all the way north to the west coast of Britain, it now seems to break up into whirl pools around North Carolina. This is believed to be the explanation (owing to a change in equatorial trade winds and currents) for the massive floods in China, India and Pakistan and (owing to jet stream effects) the heat wave and draught in Soviet Union. And oh yes, winter has already started in the Alps. This is consistent with predictions for world weather patterns if the Conveyor Belt doesn’t start up again. A new Ice Age in northern Europe developing over the next five years. See http://europebusines.blogspot.com/2010/08/special-post-life-on-this-earth-just.html
Climate scientists have warned this might happen – gradually – as a result of increasing global temperatures. This was before the BP oil spill and the decision to dump a million gallons of Corexit into the Gulf of Mexico to disperse it. I don’t think any of us are naïve enough the billions of gallons of oil BP spilled in the Gulf of Mexico simply evaporated. What happened is that much of it combined with the Corexit to form a thick emulsion (sludge) that dropped to the seabed and which is gradually working its way up the East Coast of the US.
And it appears that it’s having a major effect on ocean currents (what drives the Conveyor Belt is a tendency for warmer, saltier water to rise and colder less saline water to sink). This is believed to be the explanation for the sudden halt in the Conveyor Belt.
I guess we all need to prepare for a big increase in extreme weather events. As well as a big drop in world food production. Scary stuff.
The Most Revolutionary Act on radio:
(click on link)
Chris and I discuss how I was first targeted, following my decision to support the occupation (of an abandoned school) that led to the formation of Seattle’s first African American Heritage Museum – as an alternative to the crack cocaine epidemic among the city’s African American teenagers. We also talk about my research into HIV AIDS, my hospitalization and the Veterans Administration psychologist I worked with who also helped GIs illegally stationed in Cambodia in the sixties and seventies (and terrorized into keeping quiet about it).
(click on link – show is syndicated – fast forward the music to hear interview)
Rob and I discuss the phone harassment, break-ins, attempts to run me down – and my psychiatric hospitalization. We also talk about the political activities that seemed to lead the government to target me – including my research into HIV AIDS – and my inability to get help from the Seattle police. Then we cover the whole area of conspiracies in general, which are more accurately called State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADS)