Feb 042012
 
English: Natural gas pipelines from Russia to ...

The Eternal City found itself struggling to escape from its first snowfall in nearly 30 years. Gazprom who provides critical natural gas supplies for many European countries was struggling to meet increased demand for Europe and its own country Russia.  Desperate Serbian unemployed found a critical source of need funds by being paid $10 Euro’s per day to help with shoveling snow in parts of Belgrade. Many hundreds are dead across Europe as the freeze continues to snarl flights and road traffic.

Dec 182011
 

 

The global warming icon for the ubx.

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Russian scientists investigating the impacts of global warming in the Arctic ice shelf have discovered a series of  giant “fountains’ spewing massive amounts of methane gas into the atmosphere. They have discovered 100 already and fear that there are potentially thousands of them. The impact of this find is staggering.  Global warming has been steadily causing the permafrost in the Arctic region to not be so permanent. It is melting at an incredible pace and the result of this is the release of large quantities of methane gas being released. The release of this gas will accelerate the global warming process and result in massive climate fluctuations across the planet.  Methane is 20 times more potent as CO2 (Carbon Dioxide), and the current leading candidate for global warming change. Normally the methane is trapped under ice and never makes its way into the atmosphere but because the ice in the Arctic shelf is so thin it is now bubbling up to the surface and escaping directly into our atmosphere. Expect to see even fiercer weather patterns to appear across the planet with increased rains, flooding and unprecedented storms the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetimes.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2073686/Fountains-methane-1-000m-erupt-Arctic-ice–greenhouse-gas-30-times-potent-carbon-dioxide.html#i

 

Aug 272011
 
Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale

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The unprecedented move to shutdown the entire MTA system in New York has now taken effect. Irene continues her Northward path of destruction towards the Big Apple. Most streets are deserted as the Category 1 hurricane makes an unprecedented landing.  It is bad enough when heavy rains already overpower most Manhattan city streets, this storm promises to turn those streets to lakes and rivers. The city will be cleaning up for days. Then again, it might cleanup some of the streets too.

Jun 082011