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NASA Chief Warns That Humans Must Prepare For A Massive Meteor Strike

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In 2019, NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, warned an audience at the International Academy of Astronautics’ Planetary Defense Conference, about the very real possibility of a large meteor crashing into the earth.

We have to make sure that people understand that this is not about Hollywood. It’s not about movies. This is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know right now to host life, and that is the planet Earth, Bridenstine said.

Bridenstine reference a large meteor that entered the earth’s atmosphere and exploded over Chelyabinsk, in central Russia, in February of 2013. The meteor measured roughly 20 meters in diameter and was traveling at 40,000 mph.

 

It was brighter in the sky than the sun at that point when it entered Earth’s atmosphere. And people could feel the heat from this object from 62 kilometres away… When it finally exploded 18 miles above the surface…it had…30 times the energy of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima… It damaged buildings in six cities, Bridenstine said.

I wish I could tell you that these events are exceptionally unique, but they are not, he added.

Bridenstine says that meteors enter the earth’s atmosphere on a regular basis, but those as large as Chelyabinsk only come once every 60 or so years.

Yet theories about this phenomenon still aren’t taken seriously in many mainstream and establishment circles.

We know for a fact that the dinosaurs did not have a space program. But we do, and we need to use it, Bridenstine said.

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the Planetary Defense Conference in Washington, DC. Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute / Photo Credit: YouTube screenshot

Bridenstine is among a growing number of researchers and scientists who are suggesting that governments put more effort into space programs that are specifically tasked with formulating a plan for incoming meteors and space debris.

On December 18, a massive meteor exploded over in the earth’s atmosphere, but the details of the blast have just been uncovered recently. The fireball reportedly flew over the Bering Sea, in the Pacific Ocean between Russia and Alaska.

Researchers all over the world survey for signs of disturbance around the clock and many of them initially recorded the blast.

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Peter Brown at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, spotted the meteor in measurements picked up by at least 16 monitoring stations globally, according to NewScientist.

Alan Fitzsimmons of Queen’s University Belfast, UK said that “It would have been quite spectacular,” to see.

The meteor was reportedly 10 meters in diameter and had a mass of 1400 tonnes. The meteor impacted with an energy of 173 kilotons of TNT, Peter Brown said on Twitter. The energy caused by the explosion was incredible, registering at nearly ten the force of the blast from an atomic bomb.

Believe it or not, this type of occurrence is actually fairly common. Blasts like this have been recorded all over the world for the past few decades. The chart below shows fireballs spotted larger than three kilotons in the past several years.

When you see these infrasound waves, you know immediately that there has been an impact or a large release of energy,bsays Fitzsimmons.

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Fireballs reported by US sensors / Photo Credit: NASA

This was the third-largest impact in modern history, surpassed by the 2013 Chelyabinsk explosion, and a huge blast in 1908 near Siberia, Russia. In the Chelyabinsk explosion, more than 900 hundred people were injured, mostly by broken glass. The meteor reportedly weighed 10 tons and entered the atmosphere at a speed of at least 54,000 kilometers per hour, exploding between 30 to 50 kilometers above the ground, According to NewScientist.

There are a large number of videos of the Russian meteor strike because it is common for Russian drivers to use dashboard-mounted cameras to prove liability in car accidents. This video footage gave scientists an unprecedented treasure trove of data for their research.

Of course, we have far less documentation of the Tunguska event, which occurred near Siberia in 1908 and flattened an estimated 80 million trees over an area of more than 2000 square kilometers. The Tunguska event is the largest impact event on Earth in recorded history. The explosion registered at seismic stations across Eurasia and air waves from the blast were detected in Germany, Denmark, Croatia, the UK, and as far away as Jakarta and Washington, D.C.

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The Locations And Names of the Top 100 People Destroying the Planet

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In case you missed it: The human species has a unique responsibility because they are the only creatures on this earth that possess the power to destroy everything living here. We also have the ability to save the planet too, if we take the correct actions.

We are self-aware creatures and when we are paying attention we can actually comprehend the impact that our actions will have on the world around us. We have put this sacred responsibility in the hands of governments and corporations who wish only to exploit the earth and everyone on it.

 

We look in the opposite direction as the most ruthless among us transform our beautiful planet into a toxic wasteland. At this time, we are doing a horrible job as a species in fulfilling our responsibility to our home, but the root of the problem is the greed of a small class of powerful corporations and political organizations.

The images below show some of the worst polluters according to the Carbon Majors Report, WRI, and the Forbes billionaire list.

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“Houston tops this list as home to 7 of the 100 top ecocidal planet killers, followed by Jakarta, Calgary, Moscow, and Beijing. The richest person on the list is Russian oil magnate Vagit Alekperov, who is currently worth $20.7 billion. The map is in the form of a cartogram which represents the size of countries by their cumulative carbon dioxide emissions since industrialization,” good.is reported.

For the past century, there has been a consistent trend of manmade disasters resulting in tremendous environmental damage all over the world. These completely avoidable environmental disasters have all been a result of the greed and carelessness of big business and the military industrial complex. Oil companies are the worst offenders in this regard, as their industry is completely obsolete to begin with.

Clean, inexpensive energy is a very necessary possibility, so the fact that we are even still bothering with oil when we see all the problems it causes is completely insane from a humanitarian or environmental perspective. The only reason we are still using oil based products is that the people who maintain a monopoly over this resource spend billions to ensure that they are the only game in town.

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Ironically enough, the same people that are responsible for most of this environmental degradation also set up nature based foundations and other phony environmental organizations. These organizations are used to launder money and to advance eugenics depopulation programs. The ruling class understands that human beings naturally have an interest in preserving the environment and typically will not question or criticize actions taken in the name of environmental protection.

The average citizens aren’t responsible for the majority of the world’s environmental destruction, nor are they responsible for the majority of the world’s carbon output. In fact, the 50 largest transport sea vessels produce more carbon than all the cars in the world. These are military vessels, oil tankers and other transport vehicles for corporations and governments.

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Howard Zinn’s incredible research in his best selling book “A Peoples History of the United States Of America” reveals that “In 1992 more than a 100 countries participated in the earth summit environmental conference in Brazil. Statistics showed that the armed forces of the world were responsible for two thirds of the gasses that depleted the ozone layer. But when it was suggested that the earth summit consider the effects of the military on environmental degradation the United States delegation objected and the suggestion was defeated.

The general public is not to blame for the environmental crisis that stands before us, we have inherited it from the careless governments and corporations who suppress clean energy and are responsible for the vast majority of the world’s pollution.

Despite their obvious guilt, the perpetrators of these crimes place the blame on everyone but themselves and use their political power so they can actually benefit from all of the destruction that they are causing. At least knowing who they are is half the battle in the mission of holding them accountable.

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The Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans

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In 2017, a detailed Forbes report was published on what some of the world’s wealthiest individuals have purchased, and what it may mean for future cataclysmic events and where the safest places on Earth may be in such an event.

The article suggests that an asteroid impact may be the most serious threat to life on Earth. According to Forbes:

 

“While smaller asteroids can do great damage on a local scale, experts think that space rocks must be at least 0.6 miles wide to threaten human civilization. NASA scientists estimate that they have found at least 90 percent of these enormous, near-Earth asteroids, and none of them pose a threat for the future.

I spoke with Professor Donald L. Turcotte, an expert in planetary geology at the University of California Davis, Earth and Planetary Science Department, he tells me that the predictions of earthquakes causing a planetary shift and coastal flooding is for the most part nonsense. However, he did say it is far more likely an asteroid hit would cause a polar shift. This could ultimately lead to cataclysmic change and a map similar to Scallions original vision.”

The claims made are that many of the richest families on Earth have been purchasing large amounts of arable farmland all over the world. All of this property seems to follow a theme of being away from coastal areas, and in areas that promote self survival, farming, and coal mining for energy.

Continuing from Forbes:

“It appears that dry territories in the United States such as Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming and Texas are all very popular regions for the wealthiest individuals. Billionaires such as John Malone (currently the largest landowner in America, owns 2,200,000 acres including Wyoming and Colorado), Ted Turner (2,000,000 acres in Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico and North Dakota), Philip Anschultz (434,000 acres in Wyoming), Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (400,000 acres in Texas) and Stan Kroenke (225,162 acres in Montana) all have amassed major land. Upon further research, many billionaires are preparing for future escape plans with “vacation homes” in remote locations. Many of them also have their private planes ready to depart at a moment’s notice.

Billionaire Bill Gates recently acquired 28,000 acres in Arizona to create his own city called Belmont. According to the company announcement; “Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs.” The company details the plans including; 3,800 acres for office, commercial and retail space, 470 acres for public schools and there are plans for 80,000 residential units. “Belmont will transform a raw, blank land into a futuristic city built around a flexible infrastructure model” added Belmont Properties.”

If an asteroid struck the planet or something like that, what might the world look like? According to what are described as “several prognosticators and much criticized theorists,” here are some maps that show how the world might look.

AFRICA

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They say Africa might be divided into three parts, with the great Nile River significantly widening. From the Mediterranean Sea toward Gabon, a new waterway would split the area. Cairo would basically be gone, and new land would arise in the Arabian Sea. Lake Victoria would merge with Lake Nyasa and flow into the Indian Ocean.

ASIA

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It was reported that Asia, a heavily seismic region would have the most severe changes. From the Philippines to Japan land would disappear, continuing further north.

The Pacific Plate, in the event of shifting nine degrees, would cause the islands of Japan to sink into the ocean mostly. Taiwan and most of Korea would also be gone. For hundreds of miles, the coastal region of China would be pushed inland.

INDIA

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India would be fairly okay in such an event. Due to the elevation of the country lowering as a result of extreme land buckling, the Indian people might be told to go toward the Himalayas, to Tibet and Nepal, or the higher mountains.

ANTARCTICA

This is kind of hard to believe, but it has been claimed that in such a global event, Antarctica could become fertile, soil rich territory suitable for farming. From the Antarctic Peninsula to Tierra del Fuego, east toward South Georgia Island new land could be created.

AUSTRALIA

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In such an event, Australia would lose almost 25 percent of its land to coastal flooding. Adelaide would become a new sea, and the Gibson and Simpson deserts could surprisingly become fertile, farming land.

NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand could actually benefit from such an event supposedly, it would grow in size, join Australia, and become very fertile.

EUROPE

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Europe, like Asia wouldn’t take such a situation very well. The tectonic plate beneath Northern Europe could collapse, to sink Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland beneath the sea to only leave hundreds of tiny islands.

Most of the UK, from the English Channel to Scotland, would sink into the ocean. Major cities like London or Birmingham may remain due to the elevation perhaps.

Russia would be separated from the rest of Europe by a completely new sea formed by the combination of the Caspian, Kara, Black and Baltic Seas. The Forbes article about this continues, “Certain areas of western Turkey will go under water, creating a new coastline from Istanbul to Cyprus. Much of central Europe will sink and most of the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Baltic Sea will be completely lost underwater.

The majority of France will go under water, leaving an island in the area surrounding Paris. A completely new waterway will then separate Switzerland from France, creating a line from Geneva to Zurich. Italy will be entirely divided by water. Venice, Naples, Rome and Genoa will sink below the rising sea. Higher elevations will be created as new islands. New lands will rise from Sicily to Sardinia.”

NORTH AMERICA

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In this event, the Northwest region would see certain areas pushed in nearly 200 miles. A “survival center” might thrive in regions of Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta.

UNITED STATES

If the North American Plate buckled, almost 150 islands would be all that is left of California. The new West Coast would consist of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado.

The massive Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway would join and then join with the Mississippi River all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. From Florida to Maine, all coastal areas would be flooded.

MEXICO

Some parts of Mexico would remain tall, but most coastal areas would be flooded deep inland. Baja California would become islands like California, and the Yucatan Peninsula wouldn’t be in good shape.

CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Central America wouldn’t be in great shape, and a new waterway would eventually become present from Salinas, Ecuador to the Bay of Honduras.

SOUTH AMERICA

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Unfortunately intense volcanic and seismic activity would probably strike South America. Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia would suffer from flooding. A huge sea could be created out of the Amazon Basin, while Peru and surprisingly high elevation Bolivia could sink.

However, a huge landmass could join up with Chile in this event.

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Tesla’s New Solar Roof Will Be As Cheap As A Shingle Roof And Electric Bill

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In case you missed it: According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the company’s new solar roof tiles will be affordable to the average homeowner. Musk says that they will be roughly the same cost as the typical shingle roof.

As with many of his projects, there have been several delays in the production of the solar rooftops. Initially, when Musk first announced the product in 2017, the company was supposed to start building them the following year, in 2018.

 

However, Tesla ran into some roadblocks in the production and delayed the rollout two years in a row.

Musk said that the reason for the delay was that he wanted to make sure he brought the best possible product to market. Specifically, he wanted to ensure that the roof would last for 30 years without needing a replacement.

During a shareholder meeting this year, Musk said that it has been a very challenging process to complete the very ambitious goals that the company set for itself.

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Tesla’s new solar roof will be as cheap as the average shingle roof, CEO Elon Musk says. Photo Credit: Tesla

“We are about to complete version 3 of the solar roof. This is actually quite a hard technology problem to have an integrated solar cell with a roof tile, have it look good, and last for 30 years. I am very excited about version 3 of solar roof. We have a shot at being equal to a comp shingle roof plus someone’s utility cost or being lower than that. That’s one of the cheapest roofs available. So you can have a great roof with better economics than a normal fairly cheap roof and your utility bill,” Musk said, according to Electrek.

The durability of the roof will be guaranteed for life, and will be guaranteed to generate power for up to 30 years, after that it may need repairs.

When the idea was first proposed, Tesla estimated that the solar roof would cost roughly $21.85 per square foot, which is extremely expensive.

To contrast some of the other prices found in the industry, the average shingle roof can cost as little as $4 per square foot, and a tile roof can sometimes cost up to $20 per square foot.

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Solar Panels. Photo Credit: Public Domain

If Musk is saying that he can bring the cost down to match that of a shingle roof, that is a significant reduction in price. If he is able to bring this price to market it would be a game changer for the average consumer who does not have access to solar technology, but is going to replace their roof at some point anyway.

2016 data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests that solar has actually already become the cheapest way to generate energy.

According to an estimate released by the International Energy Agency, solar will be the world’s primary source of energy by 2050.

This is good news, but that number may seem far off to some people, considering that solar energy currently represents less than 1% of the energy market.

Recent breakthroughs in solar technology are making it more efficient and cheaper to extract energy from the sun, which in turn, is making this technology more available to the average person.

Solar power is unlike most other energy resources because there is a limitless supply. This limitless supply of power could actually cause energy prices to drop so low that anyone could afford it. Like all technology, the technology to harness electricity from the sun will continue to become cheaper as it is developed and perfected.

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The High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system Photo Credit: La Solar Power

A new type of solar panel could make the technology even more plausible. The new High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system, developed by researchers at IBM, actually performs far better than the conventional solar panels on the market today. According to engineers, the new solar system can magnify the sun’s energy by 2000-5000 times.

The system works by using hundred of incredibly small solar cells, which are constantly cooled, allowing them to generate more energy than regular panels.

Traditional solar panels have problems with absorbing all the energy that is available, and are only able to take advantage of a small percentage of the energy that is within physical reach. This new design is able to collect far more energy, without wasting the excess.

The Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation has offered a $2.4 million grant to help with the development of this project, and the researchers hope that this technology could someday power the world for free.

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