Monday, March 11, 2013

Earth Changes

I'm scared of these tsunamis here on the Gold Coast. I don't want to tell you how scared I am. I am real scared. I'm 120 meters above sea level and I am not sure that was high enough now that I know the history of this region. They've had regular waves higher than that come through here in the past. Any region that faces the Ring of Fire has got a problem. Now I realize this.

When we bought our property, I just assumed that with the Barrier Reef shallows there and 120 meters there would never be anything to worry about. I think I was wrong about that. I learned a little bit more since we settled in.

For those of you who don't know, all of the phenomenon above are explainable as an expression of intense volcanic and tectonic activity, most of it deep in the ocean where you don't see it. That includes the fish kills which are schools caught underwater by scalding hot sulfur and acidic compounds.


Kurent L said...

As a New Zealander on the ring of fire, I am glad to live in interesting times!

Lucky for us right down the bottom here, the least geologically active part of the country, will also be the worst affected by a more extreme climate.

Dying in the snow, or in an earthquake, or tsunami, or by volcanic ash from the North Island beats living amongst Australians, anyway. I respect Mother Nature more than "manboons" and would rather die by her hand than by a gang of hungry saps, all trying to migrate back into the tropics.

Kurent L said...

A question, about glaciation.

Obviously you believe there is an ice age coming, and I have had the impression that you think it will arrive incredibly quickly. My question is, do you expect a rapid shift in climate and then slow glaciation responding to the new conditions? Or rapid glaciation?

I post the essay which led to me asking this question:

He suggests a storm of deluge like proportions, with the massive precipitation allowing the ice to form much quicker than it would in simply a colder climate, I gather (though I won't pretend to understand entirely).

Quote: "Under exactly the right circumstances there can be initiated on the earth a cyclonic storm of such size and intensity that the entire northern half of the atmosphere is the storm's circulation. This storm is able to produce a large amount of liquefied air, and this liquid, falling to the surface produces a heat debt which results in the glaciation. Evidence for the mist of liquid air is found in the Mammoths dug out of a glacier in Russia in 1905, frozen so quickly that the contents of the intestinal tract failed to ferment. There were fresh daisies in the stomach."

The author was an interesting bloke. Known as the Bear, but originally Owlsey Stanley.

Interestingly, realising an impending Ige Age and a fucked up, overpopulated northern hemisphere, he moved to tropical Queensland. Familiar, eh?

He also lived as a carnivore and considered the human diet naturally carnivorous, as well as believing tribalism the only sustainable way for humans to live. Sounds pretty Thallish.

samhuih said...

Kurent L said... Thanks for this link. Very interesting. At first I thought he was wrong. The Hilsch tube was studied and it was found that the sounds waves created the separation of hot and cool air. Later down in the post he mentioned sound waves being necessary for the effect so maybe he's right. I have the idea that the sound waves in a Hilsch tube act like the compressions and ratifications in a Stirling engine. The centifugal force acts to separate the gases like the displacer. Just an idea.