- In a June 13 article in The Guardian of the
UK, reporter John Vidal writes that the weather extremes our planet is
now experiencing constitute a "new normal." WMR has been
citing planetary anomalies for a few years and now the so-called "main
stream" media is beginning to take notice. Vidal calls the phenomenon
"global weirding." While Vidal does not add the increase in quakes
and volcanic eruptions plaguing the Earth, the suggestion that something
is radically wrong is being noticed.
- Although U.S. government scientists and their stenographers
in the media continue to call the spate of quakes, volcanoes, and wild
weather "normal," it is becoming clear that our planet is being
affected by forces that have little to do with human activity. Whether
the planet is flipping its axis prior to the cataclysmic event foretold
by the ancient Mayan calendar is still any one's guess, but what is clear
is that Earth-changing events are now affecting politics, economics, the
environment, and standards of living around the planet.
- Volcanic ash is even affecting the ability of U.S. leaders
to travel abroad. Recently, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was forced
to cut off a visit to Ethiopia after the Nabro volcano in Eritrea closed
air routes to and from the Horn of Africa. Just last month, President Obama
was forced to cut off his trip to Ireland when Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano
forced the closure of air routes in northern Europe. And last November,
Obama was forced to cut short his visit to Jakarta after volcanic ash imperiled
the planned air route for Air Force One.
- Ash from Chile's Puyehue volcano, which is blanketing
southern South America, has forced Uruguay's President Jose Mujica a visit
to Argentina. Airports are closed throughout Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay,
contributing to travel chaos, such as that previously experienced in Europe
when an eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano resulted in cancellations
of European and transatlantic flights, stranding thousands of travelers
at airports. Obama was forced to cancel his attendance at the Lech
Kaczynski in April 2010 when ash from Eyjafjallajökull prevented Air
Force One from crossing the Atlantic.
- The fact remains that never in recent history has the
Earth witnessed such a degree of disruption from repeated natural disasters
and drastic earth changing events. Japan's economy, the world's third largest,
was devastated as a result of the super-quake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear
core meltdown. Haiti is still in economic paralysis from its devastating
quake and New Zealand continues to be hit by a series of destructive quakes.
Extreme weather in the United States and Australia has partially destroyed
- Tornadoes in the southern states of the U.S. and Missouri
have devastated small businesses, contributing to pre-existing high unemployment
in the states most affected by the extreme weather. The Gulf Coast of the
United States is still recovering from the twin disasters of hurricane
Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil blowout.
- Based on The Guardian's prediction about the
future of weather patterns on our planet, we should all prepare ourselves
for the a continuation of "disaster capitalism" policies that
see wealthy investors thrive on natural disasters and the man-made calamities
that stem from them.