Obama Has Declared Record-Breaking 89 Disasters So Far in 2011
From Hurricane Irene, which soaked the entire East Coast in August, to the Midwest tornadoes, which wrought havoc from Wisconsin to Texas, 2011 has seen more billion-dollar natural disasters than any year on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center.
And as America’s hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires set records this year, so too has President Obama in his response to them.
During the first 10 months of this year President Obama declared 89 major disasters, more than the record 81 declarations that he made in all of 2010.
And Obama has declared more disasters — 229 — in the first three years of his presidency than almost any other president signed in their full four-year terms. Only President George W. Bush declared more, having signed 238 disaster declarations in his second term, from 2005 to 2009.
But while the sheer number of bad weather events played a big role in the uptick in presidential disaster declarations, Obama’s record-setting year may have something to do with politics as well.
“There’s no question about it that the increase in the number of disaster declarations is outstripping what we would expect to see, given what we observe in terms of weather,” said Robert Hartwig, the president and economist at the Insurance Information Institute. “There’s a lot of political pressure on the president and Congress to show they are responsive to these sorts of disasters that occur.”
While the president aimed to authorize swift and sweeping aid to disaster victims, Congress was entrenched in partisan battles over how to foot the bill. When Republicans demanded that additional appropriations for a cash-strapped FEMA be offset by spending cuts, the government was almost shut down over disaster relief funding.
Such budget showdowns have become commonplace in Congress, but a similarly slow response to natural disasters by the president has been met with far more pointed and politically damaging criticism. Former President Bush learned that the hard way after what was seen as a botched initial response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
“Ever since that time we’ve seen FEMA try to act more responsively and we’ve seen presidents more engaged in the issues going on with respect to disasters,” Hartwig said.
Mark Merritt, who served as deputy chief of staff at FEMA during the Clinton Administration, said Obama’s record-breaking number of declarations has less to do with politics and more to do with demographics.
People are moving to high-risk areas like beaches and flood plains, more bad weather events are occurring and the country’s infrastructure is “crumbling,” he said.
“It’s not being used any more as a political tool today than it has over the past 18 years,” said Merritt, who is now the president of the crisis management consulting firm Witt Associates. “Everybody can say there’s a little bit of politics involved, and I won’t deny that, but I don’t think it’s a political tool that politicians use to win reelections.”
Politics aside, Obama’s higher-than-ever number of disaster declarations may also have a lot to do with the broad scale of this year’s disasters, which led to more declarations of catastrophes because each state affected by the disaster gets its own declaration.
For example, Hurricane Andrew, which hit Florida in 1992, cost upwards of $40 billion in damage, but resulted in only one disaster declaration because the damage was almost entirely confined to one state.
Hurricane Irene, on the other hand, pummeled much of the East Coast this summer, causing the president to make 9 disaster declarations, one for each state affected. Although there were 8 more declarations for Irene than for Andrew, the Irene caused about $7 billion in damage, a fraction of the damage caused by Andrew (up to $42 billion in today’s dollars).
Each presidential disaster declaration makes the federal government — specifically FEMA — responsible for at least 75 percent of the recovery costs, relieving cash-strapped state and local governments of the billions in damages caused by this year’s hurricanes, floods and tornadoes.
Richard Salkowe, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Florida who studies federal disaster declarations and denials, argued that the trend toward more declarations stems from local governments becoming more aware of the availability of federal funds.
“The local governments and state governments have become more aware of the process and more efficient in using it,” Salkowe said. “I’d say yeah, there are more states that have overwhelming needs, and that may have lead to the Obama administration declaring more disaster areas.”
Most powerful storm in Ontario in 15 years reduces parts of Goderich to rubble
The town of Goderich has declared a state of emergency after a tornado devastated the community Sunday afternoon, killing one person and injuring dozens. Ontario Provincial Police said a 61-year-old man, identified as Norman Laberge, was killed while he was working at the town’s salt mine. Laberge was a resident of nearby Lucknow. Police said at least 37 people were injured. Officers from several communities, including Toronto, converged on Goderich on Monday to sift through the wreckage during a widespread search and rescue operation. Premier Dalton McGuinty is scheduled to tour the disaster area. With winds of up to 300 kilometers per hour, the tornado touched down and destroyed much of Goderich’s core – flipping vehicles, uprooting decades-old trees, destroying several century-old buildings and leaving a trail of debris – after a violent storm system rolled across Lake Huron shortly before 4 p.m. “This is the worst damage I’ve ever seen,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Randy Mawson, who has been investigating storms for 36 years. It was the most powerful storm in Ontario in 15 years, Mawson said. A tornado warning was issued by Environment Canada at 3:48 p.m., about 12 minutes before the tornado struck, said David Phillips, Environment Canada’s senior climatologist. Tornado warnings are usually issued about 10 to 15 minutes in advance, he said. Devastation is like a movie scene: witness. Herb Marshall, the owner of the Park House Bar and Restaurant, said the scene was right out of a Hollywood blockbuster. “(The storm) came up the hill off the lake … and just took everything with it,” Marshall said. “I believe I saw a garbage bin up in the air going by.” Amateur video showed the devastation in the town’s square, where vehicles were tossed like toy cars, roofs of buildings were ripped off and debris rained down. –CP24
It is Father as Nature’s SOURCE of destruction. Father is angry and His holy angels are pouring out the bowls of wrath on an evil world of people. Keep count of how many more are perishing by Father’s hand, and those dying from Satan’s hand in causing violence throughout this planet, just as he did before the global flood.
Matthew 24:3-8 “Signs of the End of the Age”
“While He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached Him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what is the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?” Then Jesus replied to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will deceive many. You are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, because these things must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these events are the beginning of birth pains.”
o John Vidal
o guardian.co.uk, Monday 13 June 2011 19.59 BST
Drought zones have been declared across much of England and Wales, yet Scotland has just registered its wettest-ever May. The warmest British spring in 100 years followed one of the coldest UK winters in 300 years. June in London has been colder than March. February was warm enough to strip on Snowdon, but last Saturday it snowed there.
Welcome to the climate rollercoaster, or what is being coined the “new normal” of weather. What was, until quite recently, predictable, temperate, mild and equable British weather, guaranteed to be warmish and wettish, ensuring green lawns in August, now sees the seasons reversed and temperature and rainfall records broken almost every year. When Kent receives as much rain (4mm) in May as Timbuktu, Manchester has more sunshine than Marbella, and soils in southern England are drier than those in Egypt, something is happening.
Sober government scientists at the centre for hydrology and ecology are openly using words like “remarkable”, “unprecedented” and “shocking” to describe the recent physical state of Britain this year, but the extremes we are experiencing in 2011 are nothing to the scale of what has been taking place elsewhere recently.
A tornado makes its way across Baca county, Colorado, in May 2010. Photograph: Willoughby Owen/Getty Images/Flickr
Last year, more than 2m sq km of eastern Europe and Russia scorched. An extra 50,000 people died as temperatures stayed more than 6C above normal for many weeks, crops were devastated and hunderds of giant wild fires broke out. The price of wheat and other foods rose as two thirds of the continent experienced its hottest summer in around 500 years.
This year, it’s western Europe’s turn for a mega-heatwave, with 16 countries, including France, Switzerland and Germany (and Britain on the periphery), experiencing extreme dryness. The blame is being out on El Niño and La Niña, naturally occurring but poorly understood events that follow heating and cooling of the Pacific ocean near the equator, bringing floods and droughts.
Vast areas of Europe have received less than half the rainfall they would normally get in March, April and May, temperatures have been off the scale for the time of year, nuclear power stations have been in danger of having to be shut down because they need so much river water to cool them, and boats along many of Europe’s main rivers have been grounded because of low flows. In the past week, the great European spring drought has broken in many places as massive storms and flash floods have left the streets of Germany and France running like rivers.
But for real extremes in 2011, look to Australia, China and the southern US these past few months. In Queeensland, Australia, an area the size of Germany and France was flooded in December and January in what was called the country’s “worst natural disaster”. It cost the economy up to A$30bn (£19.5bn), devastated livelihoods and is still being cleaned up.
In China, a “once-in-a-100-years” drought in southern and central regions has this year dried up hundreds of reservoirs, rivers and water courses, evaporating drinking supplies and stirring up political tensions. The government responded with a massive rain-making operation, firing thousands of rockets to “seed” clouds with silver iodide and other chemicals. It may have worked: for whatever reason, the heavens opened last week, a record 30cm of rain fell in some places in 24 hours, floods and mudslides killed 94 people, and tens of thousands of people have lost their homes.
Meanwhile, north America’s most deadly and destructive tornado season ever saw 600 “twisters” in April alone, and 138 people killed in Joplin, Missouri, by a mile-wide whirlwind. Arizonans were this week fighting some of the largest wildfires they have known, and the greatest flood in recorded US history is occurring along sections of the Missouri river. This is all taking place during a deepening drought in Texas and other southern states – the eighth year of “exceptional” drought there in the past 12 years.
“I don’t know how much more we can take,” says John Butcher, a peanut and cotton farmer near Lubbock, Texas. “It’s dry like we have never seen it before. I don’t remember anything like this. We may lose everything.”
The impacts of extreme weather are greater in poorer countries, which this week are trying to secure a climate deal in the resumed talks in Bonn. In Mexico, the temperature peaked at 48.8C (119.8F) in April, the warmest anywhere in the world that month, and nearly half the country is now affected by drought. There have already been 9,000 wildfires, and the biggest farm union says that more than 3.5 million farmers are on the brink of bankruptcy because they cannot feed their cattle or grow crops.
“We are being battered by the adverse impacts of climate change,” says a negotiator for the G77 group of developing countries who wants to remain anonymous. “Frontline states face a double crunch of climate heat and poverty. But the rich countries still will not give us the cash they promised to adapt or reduce their emissions.”
Wherever you look, the climate appears to be in overdrive, with stronger weather patterns gripping large areas for longer and events veering between extremes. Last year, according to US meteorologist Jeff Masters, who co-founded leading climate tracker website Weather Underground, 17 countries experienced record temperatures. Colombia, the Amazon basin, Peru, Cuba, Kenya, Somalia and many other countries have all registered far more or less rainfall or major heatwaves in the past few years, he says. Temperatures in Bangladesh have been near record highs, leaving at least 26 people dead in the past week; Kuwait has seen temperatures in excess of 50C and Rajasthan in India 49.6C, while parts of Canada, including Toronto, have been sizzling at a record 33C.
Rich countries may be more or less immune in the short term because the global trading system guarantees food and access to electricity allows air conditioning, but in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, millions of people this year have little or no food left after successive poor rainy seasons. Last week, international aid agencies warned of an impending disaster.
Sceptics argue that there have always been droughts and floods, freak weather, heatwaves and temperature extremes, but what concerns most climate scientists and observers is that the extreme weather events are occurring more frequently, their intensity is growing and the trends all suggest long-term change as greenhouse gases steadily build in the atmosphere.
Killer droughts and heatwaves, deeper snowfalls, more widespread floods, heavier rains, and temperature extremes are now the “new normal”, says Nikhil da Victoria Lobo of the giant insurance firm Swiss Re, which last month estimated losses from natural disasters have risen from about $25bn a year in the 1980s to $130bn a year today. “Globally, what we’re seeing is more volatility,” he says.
People in the most affected areas are certainly not waiting for climate scientists to confirm climate change is happening before they adapt. In Nepal, where the rain is heavier than before, flat roofs are giving way to pitched roofs, and villagers in the drought-prone Andes are building reservoirs and changing crops to survive.
New analysis of natural disasters in 140 countries shows that climate is becoming more extreme. Last month, Oxfam reported that while the number of “geo-physical” disasters – such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions – has remained more or less constant, those caused by flooding and storms have increased from around 133 a year in 1980s to more than 350 a year now.
“It is abundantly clear that weather-related disasters have been increasing in some of the world’s poorest countries and this increase cannot be explained fully by better ways of counting them,” says Steve Jennings, the report’s author. “Whichever way you look at the figures, there is a significant rise in the number of weather-related disasters. They have been increasing and are set to get worse as climate change further intensifies natural hazards.
“I think that global ‘weirding’ is the best way to describe what we’re seeing. We are used to certain conditions and there’s a lot going on these days that is not what we’re used to, that is outside our current frame of reference,” says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University.
New trends have been emerging for a decade or more, says the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). “In Europe, a clear trend is emerging towards drier springs. This year’s drought follows exceptionally dry years in 2007, 2009 and 2010,” says a spokesman.
While no scientist will blame climate change for any specific weather event, many argue that these phenomena are textbook examples of the kind of impact that can be expected in a warming world. Natural events, such as La Niña and El Niño, are now being exacerbated by the background warming of the world, they say.
“It is almost impossible for us to pinpoint specific events . . . and say they were caused by climate change,” says William Chameides, atmospheric scientist at Duke University, who was vice-chair of a US government-funded national research council study on the climate options for the US which reported last month. “On the other hand, we do know that because of climate change those kinds of events will very, very likely become more common, more frequent, more intense. So what we can say is that these kinds of events that we are seeing are consistent with climate change.”
He is backed strongly in Europe. “We have to get accustomed to such extreme weather conditions, as climate change intensifies,” says Friedrich-Wilhelm Gerstengarbe, assistant director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. “Heavy storms and inundations will happen in northern Germany twice or three times as frequently as in the past.”
“We’ve always had El Niños and natural variability, but the background which is now operating is different. [La Niña and El Niño] are now happening in a hotter world [which means more moisture in the atmosphere],” David Jones, head of climate monitoring and prediction at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne told Reuters after the Queeensland floods.
David Barriopedro, a researcher at Lisbon University’s Instituto Dom Luiz, last month compared last year’s European heatwave with the one that struck in 2003 and calculated that the probability of a European summer experiencing a “mega-heatwave” will increase by a factor of five to 10 within the next 40 years if the warming trends continue. “This kind of event will become more common,” he says. “Mega-heatwaves are going to be more frequent and more intense in the future.”
But there may be some respite coming from extreme weather because the El Niño/La Niña episodes are now fading fast, according to the WMO. “The weather pattern, blamed for extremely heavy downpours in Australia, southeast Asia and South America over late 2010 and early 2011, is unlikely to redevelop in the middle of 2011,” it advises. “Looking ahead beyond mid-year 2011, there are currently no clear indications for enhanced risk of El Niño or La Niña in the second half of the year”
The WMO concludes, tentatively, that global weather will now return to something approaching normal. The trouble is, no one is too sure what normal is any more.
In Wake of Tornado, Official Says 1,500 Are Unaccounted For
JOPLIN, Mo. — About 1,500 people are unaccounted for in this battered city, a Fire Department official said Tuesday, as rescue workers took advantage of a few hours of sunny weather to continue searching for survivors in buildings leveled by the country’s deadliest tornado in more than 60 years. At least 117 people have died.
While the number of those unaccounted for is alarmingly high in a city with only 49,000 people — and raises the specter of a far higher death count — it may merely be a reflection of the widespread breakdown of communication systems here in the wake of Sunday’s vicious storm. Many residents who fled ahead of the tornado or survived it may be unable to notify the authorities or family members who have reported them missing.
Capt. Robert Daus of the Maryland Heights Fire District, who is helping to lead a team of about 100 St. Louis-area firefighters in search and rescue operations in Joplin, said that in addition to the 1,500 people who remain unaccounted for, an additional 500 had been injured by the tornado, which cut a three-quarter-mile-wide path through this southwestern Missouri city and damaged as many as 30 percent of its buildings.
While much of Tuesday provided a respite from the nearly unrelenting rain and wind that had hampered rescue efforts, more challenging weather may be on the way. An unusually strong weather system moving east across the Rockies is expected to mix with moist air heading north from the Gulf of Mexico, carrying with it the possibility of creating severe storms late Tuesday.
“We are expecting some violent storms to develop across Kansas and Oklahoma today bringing rain, hail and the risk of tornadoes that could move into the Joplin area this evening,” said Doug Cramer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “This is a very good set up for very big tornadoes.”
The National Weather Service said the tornado that struck the city Sunday evening had reached wind speeds of up to 198 miles per hour, just below the 201-mile-an-hour wind speed level of the most powerful category of tornadoes.
On Tuesday morning, American flags flew outside many houses in Joplin, including flags that had been draped over sections of ruined homes. When there was not enough structure of a house left behind to support a flag, flags were placed in nearby trees that had somehow managed to retain a few branches.
About one-third of the most heavily damaged sections of the city were cordoned off by the authorities on Tuesday as rescue teams with dogs combed rubble. The doors of houses that had been searched were marked with an “X.” If bodies were found inside, a number was listed under the “X.”
The authorities said they planned to complete a second sweep through the city on Tuesday, methodically examining every structure that had been damaged — at least 2,000.
On Monday, crews pulled seven people out of buildings that had collapsed, officials said. But on Tuesday, some 60 hours after the tornado struck, no survivors had been found.
“We’re hoping to find more folks, that’s why we’re doing these searches,” said Keith Stammer, the Jasper County emergency management director.
Mr. Stammer said the city planned on conducting at least two more rounds of searches, but those would likely not take place until after the storm expected Tuesday evening had passed.
Earlier Tuesday, President Obama, who is on a state trip in Britain, said that he was monitoring the federal response to the tornado and that he planned to visit Missouri on Sunday “to talk with folks who’ve been affected, to talk to local officials about our response effort and hopefully to pray with folks and give them whatever assurance and comfort I can that the entire country is going to be behind them.”
Among the buildings that search and rescue teams were focusing on Tuesday was Hampshire Terrace, a 100-unit apartment complex with about 300 tenants, where the tornado’s fierce winds had ripped off and blown away nearly the entire second story of the two-floor building.
Jessica Blackwood, 22, who had lived in Hampshire Terrace with her 2-year-old son, was not at home when the tornado hit. Her grandmother, who lived in another unit in the complex was also not home and escaped harm. But Ms. Blackwood said she is very worried about her neighbors.
“I keep hearing the count go up and I keep praying it stops,” she said. “I’m so scared one of these times I’m going to hear a name a know.”
Firefighters and cadaver-sniffing dogs have been through the building twice, officials said and have not reported finding bodies or making rescues. On Tuesday, a team of 50 firefighters planned to spend all day long going through the building’s debris.
“It’s absolutely gone. It’s a total loss,” said Rick Plush, president of the building’s management agency, the Heritage Management Corporation, based in Topeka, Kan. “You want to be optimistic, but when you see the level of devastation, you wonder if there aren’t parts of people in the rubble. We are as optimistic as we can be.”
Most of the building’s residents were low- or moderate-income families, including elderly people and families with children, said Amy Thompson, vice president of Heritage Management. About 20 percent of the tenants received federal Section 8 housing vouchers.
The company said that it had set up a special Web site and that it had established a special phone number for tenants to call, but that the whereabouts of only seven or eight tenants had been determined so far.
“When something like this happens, people scatter and I think most people are still in survival mode – making sure they have food and a place to live,” Ms. Thompson said. “Hopefully within three or four days, we’ll have heard from a lot more people.”
Timothy Williams contributed reporting from New York.
A situation is gaining national interest due to investigative journalist and human rights defender known as Dutch Since, who specializes in HAARP weather warfare and unmistakably predicted this week’s series of deadly southland’s storms with extraordinary accuracy. He allegedly bases his predictions on HAARP rings and scaler squares that he documents on video using official US data.
On the 26th, Since presented geo-engineering information in a video that indicated areas in the south that would be hit. Over 250 people perished in the storms. (“Watch terrifying tornado footage from southern storms,” Yahoo)
Geo-engineering, the artificial modification of the earth’s climate systems, is an environment modification (ENMOD) science for “deliberate manipulation of natural processes – the dynamics, composition or structure of the Earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, or of outer space that can be applied as a weapon of mass destruction.” (See: “Geo-engineers at annual conference to face human rights defender rally (videos),” Dupré, D., National Human Rights | Examiner.com)
“Geo-engineering projects range from declassified experimentation, such as dumping particles into the oceans to attract algae that sequesters carbon and theoretically slows global warming, to highly classified experimentation such as aerosol spraying.” (Geoengineers at annual conference to face human rights defender rally (videos))
The original prediction of the storms was presented in an April 26 Youtube video that Since uploaded April 27 entitled, “HAARP rings & Scalar Squares – Dallas to Watertown NY = tornados / severe weather”, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-8YIEA6J4s)
Little Rock Chief Meteorologist for KARK 4 noted to viewers odd formations during the special tornado warnings program a week before this week’s killer storms:
Along with sending endearing comments of concern to his wife on the program each time a tornado neared their home, Chief Metorologist Francis repeated several times during the special program that evening that he had never seen such strangely forming tornadoes.
Viewers saw a particularly animated Chief Meteorologist that night when the map clearly indicated a tornado had formed on the east side of one of the many storms, rather on the typical west side in the direction it was moving.
“This is really atypical, isn’t it?” the Chief Meteorologist asked his colleague. (“Expert: 10s of 1000s Dixieland evacuees possible”, Dupré, D., Examiner.com, April 22)
‘Weather Modification is REAL — several companies work FOR the government,” states Since, adding the link to a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp1aPT-hyso.
” YES.. these are “real” companies.. they have been HIRED BY THE US GOVERNMENT and major corporations like PG&E !! also, they have been sponsored by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison from Texas.
Since reports that “they have a name for it.. and its not “haarp”… its called “weather mitigation” aka HAARP and Chemtrails.”
According to Since, there is an airport NEXRAD connection and he says the technology “excites the chemtrails… listed as silver iodide, liquid propane, dry ice and various salt compounds.”
“The North American Interstate Weather Modification Council (NAIWMC) exists to facilitate free exchange of information on weather modification technologies, and to advance the proper use of weather modification technologies through education, promotion and research.” (NAIWMC, http://www.naiwmc.org)
NAIWMC boasts on it website, “The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved S.601, the Weather Mitigation Research and Development Policy Authorization Act, sponsored by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX). The bill would establish a Weather Mitigation Research Program in the National Science Foundation.” (NAIWMC)
Since also notes a website for West Texas Weather Modification that indicates its operations including:
April 24, 2011: Seeding operations were conducted over Crockett (2) County. 2 flares were burned within 1 small cell. A retreating dryline late in the afternoon helped to promote a small cloud. This is the second day for seeding in April and 2nd day for seeding during the season. View full report.http://www.wtwma.com
Since is using Youtube to teach others how to prepare for HAARP and scalar-caused storms, examples of weather warfare.
“Half-moon shapes indicate an epicenter,” explains Since, among many details he explains in his videos.
“Look for the ring, and then look for the center of the rings, and then you forecast after 24 to 48 hours after this storm goes through, the areas getting the rings are going to get another system.
Dupré reported January 18,2010, “The geo-engineer website highlights the plan to keep the public in the dark about the technology that includes weapons of mass destruction and spin the technology so voters support it.”
“Geo-engineer Watch urges, ‘Read what is on their website about what the association scientists think about you” that includes the following:
“The Administration is committed to solving society’s grand challenges, with energy, health, and education policy topping the list. President Obama wants science to have a key role in a new, more pragmatic approach to governance. In our constitutional democracy an informed public must be able to judge the performance of those they elect. This requires a triangle comprised of political institutions, the community of experts, and a responsible public, all of whom are well informed. How will the public become informed about energy policy, for example? Studies tell us the public strongly supports energy independence, new sustainable sources, and incentives for energy efficiency. But fewer than half of those interviewed could name a renewable energy source or a fossil fuel, raising the question of how firm the public’s views are. Studies show, however, that people make judgments based primarily on their values, belief systems, world views, and emotions. Facts play a much more minor role.
This gap cannot be bridged by loading the public with facts, or trying to make the public more science literate. How should scientists deal with this awkward reality? How can science help create a more rational, pragmatic, and far-sighted society capable of addressing the challenges we face? Are new innovative methods required to engage the voters in supporting more rational public policies?” (Emphasis added)
According to his website, Since has specialized in HAARP signs so that people can know and predict for their best interest. People’s best interest is not necessarily the same as the petrochemical-military-industrial complex interest or its aim for Full Spectrum Dominance, as the following passage about HAARP indicates:
H.A.A.R.P. geophysical technology is based on manipulating processes that occur in the earth’s crust and its liquid and gaseous mantle, for military purposes. ‘An atmospheric layer lying at an altitude of 10 to 60 kilometers is of special importance for this kind of warfare.’ ( Nezavisimaya Gazeta, ‘Invisible Wars’ of the Future E-bombs,Laser guns, and Acoustic Weapons, Global Research, July 6, 2007) originally published in Russian in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, translated by Guerman Grachev for Pravda.ru. located in, “(Video) What is H.A.A.R.P.? Human Rights info 101, Dupré, D., April 7, 2010)
Continue reading on Examiner.com: (Video) What is H.A.A.R.P.? Human Rights info 101 – National Human Rights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/video-what-is-h-a-a-r-p-human-rights-info-101#ixzz1L2bjIy8aSince’s Youtube video embedded on this page to the left documents his prediction of the recent storms plus the tornado assaults.
Note: Dutch Since was unavailable for comment today and, although his videos were easy to access when beginning this article, the videos cannot be accessed by the writer now.
To learn more about what Since has to offer, visit his website, Dutch Since Portal where, if the reader has yet to do so, there is an opportunity to take the red pill.
WHAT IS HAARP?
H.A.A.R.P. stands for High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. It is a geophysical weapon that is so powerful, it is a geophysical weapon of mass destruction. It is only one among many of such installations across the globe’s superDARN Highway, the array of High Frequency (HF) radars that now cover most of the northern and southern hemispheres. This weapon has been a “secret” due to “national security.”
H.A.A.R.P. is jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and is operates a major Arctic facility, known as the HAARP Research Station, on an Air Force owned site near Gakona, Alaska.
Though denied by HAARP officials, respected researchers such as Dr. Nick Begich allege that H.A.A.R.P.’s secret electromagnetic warfare capabilities “are designed to forward the US military’s stated goal of achieving full-spectrum dominance by the year 2020.” (See: Want To Know)
“It isn’t just conspiracy theorists who are concerned about HAARP. The European Union called the project a global concern and passed a resolution calling for more information on its health and environmental risks. Despite those concerns, officials at HAARP insist the project is nothing more sinister than a radio science research facility.” (See the Canada public broadcasting network, CBC documentary on H.A.A.R.P., located in Want To Know.)
Want to Know state, “To view the European Union (EU) document which brings HAARP and similar electromagnetic weapons into question, click here. The actual wording at bullet point 24 in this telling document states that the EU “considers HAARP by virtue of its far-reaching impact on the environment to be a global concern and calls for its legal, ecological and ethical implications to be examined by an international independent body before any further research and testing.” This reveling document further states that the EU regrets the repeated refusal of the U.S. government to send anyone to give evidence on HAARP.”
H.A.A.R.P. geophysical technology is based on manipulating processes that occur in the earth’s crust and its liquid and gaseous mantle, for military purposes. “An atmospheric layer lying at an altitude of 10 to 60 kilometers is of special importance for this kind of warfare.” ( Nezavisimaya Gazeta, ‘Invisible Wars’ of the Future E-bombs,Laser guns, and Acoustic Weapons, Global Research, July 6, 2007) originally published in Russian in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, translated by Guerman Grachev for Pravda.ru.)
H.A.A.R.P. is also a geophysical weather/Mind control weapon. In the audio below, Jim Marrs interviews Dr. Nick Begich on Whitley Strieber’s Dreamland Radio about H.A.A.R.P. being a geophysical weather/mind control weapon for the ultimate covert war, not to mention the ultimate invasion of privacy.
Other nations are also using this technology for acts of terrorism, as the U.S. can.
Dr. Begich, author of five books, is recognized as the world authority on H.A.A.R.P. (See Youtube video below)
Electromagnetic impact on entire populations
Dr. Begich stated in his book, Angels Don’t Play This HAARP, that according to HAARP records, “when the device is built to full power it can send VLF and ELF waves using many wave forms at energy levels sufficient to affect entire populations.”
In 1998 at a World Foundation for Natural Sciences conference in Interlaken Switzerland, Dr. Begich reported what he then viewed the most shockingly revealing document about electromagnetic technology, one by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Air Force that included the statement:
“One can envision the development of electromagnetic energy sources, the output of which can be pulsed, shaped, and focused, that can couple with the human body in a fashion that will allow one to prevent voluntary muscular movements, control emotions [and thus behavior], produce sleep, transmit suggestions, interfere with both short-term and long-term memory, produce an experience set, and delete an experience set.”
At the October 2006 “End the Silent Holocaust” teleconference initiated by the writer and sponsored by Freedom From Covert Surveillance and Harassment, Dr. Begich reported that “psychotronics, including mind-control technology, are now operational worldwide.”
No angel’s HAARP
The following are excerpts from Dr. Begich’s book, Angel’s Don’t Play This HAARP”:
“” Dr Jose M. R. Delgado, M.D., has researched the human brain and published his results in professional papers since 1952. …. He found than by inducing electrical current in the brain of his subject, he could manipulate behaviour. Delgado discovered that he could create a number of effects from sleep to highly agitated states of consciousness. His later work was done wirelessly, with his most advanced efforts developed without electrode implants used at all. ….
“…John Heckscher, HAARP program manager, made clear in an interview that the frequencies and energies used in HAARP were controllable and in some applications would be pulsed in the 1-20 hertz range. ….
“…The HAARP system creates a huge coherent controllable electromagnetic field which could be compared to a Delgado EMF, except HAARP’S field doesn’t fill a room, it potentially fills a region the size of a large western state and possibly, a hemisphere. Basically, the HAARP transmitter in this application will emit energy of the same level of the Earth’s, which is fifty times more than what was needed in the wireless experiments of Delgado. What this means is that if HAARP is tuned to the right frequency, using just the right wave forms, mental disruption throughout a region could occur intentionally or as a side effect of the transmissions.”
Additional HAARP applications described by Begich include its significant effects on living cells, causing chemical reactions and physiological responses. This concept has been explored by the US Naval Medical Research Center that found that resonant frequencies could enhance biological effects of naturally occurring chemicals, thereby creating the same reaction as if a drug had been administered.”
Military application of this technology would be to administer a tiny amount of a toxic substance on the battlefield, the entire planet in the “war on terror,” and then enhance its effect with resonant frequencies, a technique clearly described in US Air Force documents, but not disclosed in any of the documents associated with the HAARP project.
Many researchers believe that the toxic substances being sprayed onto communities around the globe from chemtrails are the conduit for HAARP to become fully effective.
This same technology can be used to heal diseases or create them according to Dr. Begich. Delgado conducted experiments to heal bone fractures, induce genetic deformations, and alter the immune system. These effects can be achieved with very small amounts of controlled power.
Dr. Begich is the son of missing U.S. Congressman Nick Begich Sr. who disappeared with Louisiana Congressman Hale Boggs on a flight from Anchorage to Juneau in 1972. Hale Boggs was one of the first members of the Warren Commission (J.F.K), to question the Lone Gunman theory. He also had strong feelings about the FBI activities of blackmailing congress, wire-tapping, threats and other rogue behaviors
The Tornadoes Of 2011: The Worst Natural Disaster In The United States Since Hurricane Katrina
The worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Katrina just happened, and many in the mainstream media are already treating it like back page news. It can be really tempting to want to talk about whatever the next “news cycle” brings us, but right now we really need to pray for those affected by “the tornadoes of 2011”. There are parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia that will never, ever be the same again. Entire towns have been wiped off the map. Hundreds are dead and thousands have been seriously injured. Over a million people lost power. One of the tornadoes that ripped through the region was reported to be a mile wide. How in the world are you supposed to get away from something like that once it is on top of you? Many in the mainstream media have already acknowledged that this was the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since Hurricane Katrina took 1,800 lives back in 2005. Over and over and over, those living in the region are describing the devastation by saying that they have “never seen anything like it”. This truly was one for the history books.
The F5 tornado that ripped through the Tuscaloosa, Alabama area was reportedly so monstrous that it is still kind of difficult to believe that it was actually real. The thing was a mile wide and scientists are estimating that it had winds that exceeded 260 miles an hour.
According to National Geographic, this monster tornado may have traveled a whopping 300 miles across Alabama and Georgia.
Can you even imagine the kind of devastation that we are talking about?
It is hard to even conceive of how much damage a mile-wide F5 tornado with winds of up to 260 MPH would do as it traveled across 300 miles.
Dozens are dead and close to a thousand people are injured in the city of Tuscaloosa alone.
At this point, the city looks like a war zone. In fact, Tuscaloosa mayor Walter Maddox says that his city has been “obliterated”.
A stunned Maddox was quoted by The Telegraph as saying the following about the devastation….
“I don’t know how anyone survived,” said Mr Maddox. “It’s an amazing scene.
A state of emergency has been declared in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
But this disaster will not be “cleaned up” in a few days or a few weeks.
This was literally a history changing event for millions of people.
The last time the death toll from a tornado outbreak was this high was back in March 1932.
If you have the time, try to watch some videos of the devastation caused by these tornadoes. It is incredibly difficult to try to do the damage caused by these tornadoes justice using only words.
The following is how an article posted on USA Today describes the devastation in the town of Smithville, Mississippi….
Powerful tornadoes swept through this northeastern Mississippi hamlet and across much of the South on Wednesday, splintering homes, shearing roofs and destroying lives. Smithville’s Town Hall was destroyed, as were the local high school, four churches and each of the town’s 14 businesses. Mattresses hung from tree branches, cars were flattened as if stepped on by giant feet, and rows of three-story pine trees snapped in half.
Do you think that Smithville will ever be the same?
Yes, the tornadoes of 2011 will be remembered for a very, very long time.
The people living in these areas deserve our prayers.
Thousands of lives have been permanently altered forever. The following is just one example that CNN reported on….
Janet Puckett stands outside what’s left of her home on 30th Avenue in Alberta. Its walls crumbled under the force of the storm. Her living room and a front bedroom disappeared. The roof of the house got sucked up, too.
“A war zone,” she says of the mountains of broken 2-by-4s and other debris all around.
How would you feel if your roof and half your house were suddenly missing?
Would you rebuild?
Would you feel safe living in the same area?
Would your life ever be the same again?
Sadly, massive tornado outbreaks seem to be happening with increasing frequency in the South.
Back on April 16th, a similar wave of very violent thunderstorms spawned approximately 140 tornadoes. During that event, 22 people were killed in the state of North Carolina.
Overall, there have been approximately 600 tornadoes in the United States during April. That is the most tornadoes that have ever been recorded in a single month.
Usually, the U.S. only experiences about 1,200 tornadoes for the entire year. So what we are seeing right now is highly unusual.
The tornadoes that just ripped through the South also had a massive impact on the economy down there.
It has been estimated that up to 25 percent of all of the poultry houses in Alabama were either significantly damaged or destroyed. It is also believed that millions of birds were killed.
Alabama produces more chicken than anywhere else in the United States except for Georgia and Arkansas.
So get ready to pay more for chicken.
Meanwhile, many key agricultural areas of Texas are experiencing their worst drought in decades. According to CNBC, climate experts are becoming extremely concerned about the lack of rainfall….
Data issued Thursday by a consortium of national climate experts said 95 percent of Texas was suffering “severe drought,” or worse, up from 92 percent a week earlier. More than 70 percent of the state was in the worse conditions of “extreme drought” or “exceptional drought.” That is up from 68 percent a week ago in extreme and exceptional drought.
Not only that, some areas along the Mississippi River are having to deal with “historic flooding” right now. The following is from a recent article on Accuweather.com….
As if tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms were not enough, historic flooding is also threatening the Mississippi River, below St. Louis, as well as the lower part of the Ohio River.
The rising waters are expected to top levels set during February 1937. This mark is the middle Mississippi Valley’s equivalent to the 1993 event farther north along Old Man River.
Things are really crazy out there right now.
Please pray for those that lost family and friends during these recent tornadoes. There are thousands upon thousands of good people down in the South that are really hurting right now. They could really use our prayers.
As I have written about previously, our world is seemingly going crazy right now and nothing is stable anymore. The earth is shaking, natural disasters are becoming worse, the economy is falling apart and America appears to be coming apart at the seams.
Unfortunately, I believe that things are going to become even more unstable in the months and years ahead.
So what do all of you believe? Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below….