Who Controls the Forces of Nature?
See also The Creator of all
Video: The Ocean as you have never seen it
Anarchy Along The Jersey Shore
Weather modification: "Weather modification is the act of intentionally manipulating or altering the weather. The most common form of weather modification is cloud seeding to increase rain or snow....Weather modification in warfare has been banned by the United Nations.... Weather modification, particularly hostile weather warfare, was addressed by the 'United Nations General Assembly Resolution ...on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques' was adopted. The Convention was: Signed in Geneva May 18, 1977."
The Mississippi River Is Drying Up: "The worst drought in more than 50 years is having a devastating impact on the Mississippi River. The Mississippi has become very thin and very narrow, and if it keeps on dropping there is a very real possibility that all river traffic could get shut down. And considering the fact that approximately 60 percent of our grain, 22 percent of our oil and natural gas, and and one-fifth of our coal travel down the Mississippi River, that would be absolutely crippling for our economy." See this Video (but ignore the strange introductory statement)
Soybeans Next Casualty of 2012 Drought: "...many primary soybean growing areas will continue to be slammed by extreme heat and drought. Soybeans are used for a variety of human food and animal feed. It is major source of protein for many countries throughout the world.... Recent and upcoming soybean production shortfalls due to drought and heat in portions of the Plains and Midwest will lead to another blow to consumers in the form of higher grocery prices." Scroll down and see the pictures, then pray to our sovereign Lord, for Whom nothing is impossible!
Solar storm headed toward Earth may disrupt power: "The largest solar storm in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. EST Thursday... according to forecasters at the U.S. government's Space Weather Prediction Center. They say the storm, which started with a massive solar flare, is growing as it speeds outward from the sun." See The Creator of all
Video worth seeing: Arigato [Thank You] from Japan Earthquake Victims!
Dust storm magnitude startles even long-time residents: "Lubbock has seen its share of dust storms over the years, but the gusty wall of dirt that blew into the city about 5:30 p.m. Monday was apparently beyond anything that had been seen here for decades.... The cold front following the dust storm dropped temperatures from almost 90 degrees at the airport into the lower 60s..." See The Creator of all
Hairy, crazy ants invade from Texas to Mississippi: "It sounds like a horror movie: Biting ants invade by the millions. A camper's metal walls bulge from the pressure of ants nesting behind them. A circle of poison stops them for only a day, and then a fresh horde shows up, bringing babies. Stand in the yard, and in seconds ants cover your shoes.... And they're on the move in Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. In Texas, they've invaded homes and industrial complexes, urban areas and rural areas.....They overwhelm beehives — one Texas beekeeper was losing 100 a year in 2009. They short out industrial equipment..." See Matthew 24:7
Fukushima Desolation Worst Since Nagasaki: "Takako Harada, 80, returned to an evacuated area of Iitate village to retrieve her car. Beside her house is an empty cattle pen, the 100 cows slaughtered on government order after radiation from the March 11 atomic disaster saturated the area, forcing 160,000 people to move away and leaving some places uninhabitable for two decades or more. 'Older folks want to return, but the young worry about radiation,' said Harada, whose family ran the farm for 40 years. 'I want to farm, but will we be able to sell anything?'... Fukushima’s $3.2 billion-a-year farm industry is being devastated and tourists that hiked the prefecture’s mountains and surfed off its beaches have all but vanished."
More cracks found in Washington Monument after quake: "The Lincoln and Jefferson memorials reopened one day after the East Coast's rare 5.8 temblor, but the Washington Monument will remain closed indefinitely.... It is the world's tallest obelisk....a U.S. Park Police helicopter crew spotted a crack 4 feet long and up to an inch wide in one of the stones near the top of the structure." More about obelisks
Heat Scorches Parched Texas... 35 Straight Days Above 100: "There's no relief in sight for Texans suffering through the worst one-year drought here in at least a century, as deaths mount, crops wilt and drinking-water supplies evaporate in record heat....Combined with a longstanding drought, the unrelenting heat is zapping moisture from the ground and creating desert-like conditions.... The Salvation Army, among other groups, is setting up cooling stations for people without air conditioning....In Austin, water lines and mains are cracking as the parched earth contracts." May our Lord bring relief to His people!
The nine billion-dollar weather disasters of 2011 (so far): "It's been an unprecedented year for weather disasters in the United States, with the dangerous portion of hurricane season still to come. We've already seen nine billion-dollar weather disasters so far in 2011. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) June disaster report estimates that, through May, 2011 is the costliest year since they began tracking billion-dollar disasters in 1980."
Amazing pictures: Volcano erupts in Chile: "The eruption of the Puyehue volcano in the Andes mountains of southern Chile [last month] provided some spectacular images of the force of nature. Ash covers the landscape and thousands of people were evacuated from the surrounding rural communities."
Missouri Flood Carves 'Badlands' Landscape: "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was forced open a levee near Bird's Point in southeastern Missouri....The resulting flood displaced acres of earth, leaving behind gullies and rills that resemble small versions of desert areas out west.... If local floods can carve small steep-walled valleys and leave behind miniature plateaus, then massive continent-wide floods might be expected to carve similar structures on a much larger scale.... Just as the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens did before this, ongoing geological and meteorological events continue to point to an earth that was catastrophically shaped by a global flood." See The Creator of all
Minot residents evacuate as historic rise in Souris River approaches: "What I see right now is probably the most devastating in terms of the number of people directly impacted and what it will do to damage homes as water begins to overtop the levees and fill in behind,' said Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota National Guard."
Power should be restored by Thursday night: "...two days after a violent wave of storms that spawned at least two tornadoes and packed 80 mph winds at one point left about 440,000 customers without electricity throughout the Chicago area."
Many in S. Ariz. fire zone blame border crossers: "The two largest wildfires burning in Southern Arizona originated in rugged, mountainous corridors frequently used by cross-border people and drug smugglers. And the U.S. Forest Service has determined that both fires were human-caused."
Volcano billows giant plume for 2nd day in Chile: "A volcano in the Caulle Cordon of southern Chile erupted for a second day Sunday, shooting out pumice stones and pluming a cloud of ash six miles (10 kilometers) high."
Mo. officials say tornado killed at least 89: "A massive tornado that tore a 6-mile path across southwestern Missouri killed at least 89 people... ripping into a hospital, crushing cars like soda cans and leaving a forest of splintered tree trunks behind where entire neighborhoods once stood."
$300million a DAY: Cost of Mississippi floods revealed as 15 miles of river is closed to shipping: "Rising water has already caused millions of dollars worth of damage, inundating 3 million acres of farmland in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas and waters are continuing to rise in Louisiana after water was released onto flood plains to spare large cities including New Orleans. ...60 per cent of grain exports leave the country via the Mississippi."April 201: historic U.S. extremes in rains, floods, tornadoes, and fires: "April was a month of historic climate extremes across much of the United States, including: record breaking precipitation that resulted in historic flooding; recurrent violent weather systems that broke records for tornado and severe weather outbreaks; and wildfire activity that scorched more than twice the area of any April this century."
Record floods on Mississippi mplain; 3rd EF-5 tornado verified: "Red River Landing [Remember the old song about "the Red River valley"] is the site of the Old River Control Structure, the Army Corps' massive engineering structure that keeps the Mississippi River from carving a new path to the Gulf of Mexico.... Its failure would be a serious blow to the U.S. economy, and the great Mississippi flood of 2011 will give the Old River Control Structure its most severe test ever. Also of concern is the forecast for the Mississippi to crest at 19.5 feet in New Orleans on May 24....that is not much breathing room." See Isaiah 43:2-3, 5
Army Corps blows up levee to help fight unprecedented Mississippi River flood: "As the levee disintegrated, a massive cascade of muddy brown water from the Father of Waters gushed into the crevasse, thundering with the flow of eight Niagara Falls. The waters quickly spread out over 133,000 acres of rich farmland, rushing southwards along the 35-mile long Birds Point-New Madrid Spillway. The levee that was destroyed...was designed to be destroyed in the event of a record flood."
All Eyes on the Mississippi River: "The Mississippi River continues to rise, so much so that its tributaries are starting to flow backwards. ...the worst is still yet to come.....'Right now the Mississippi river is in the process of going through what we call an epic flood, meaning it's more than historic, it's more than a 100 year flood, it's more like a 500 year flood.' ...The river is more than two feet past flood stage; it rose two feet in the 24 hours following the storms. It's expected to crest at 45 feet around May 10th.... Tunica's nine casinos will shut down indefinitely, displacing about 10,000 workers and costing millions in lost dollars."
The Japanese Economy Is In Much Bigger Trouble Than Most People Think: "...the Japanese economy is in much bigger trouble than most people think. ...how does a nation that is already drowning in debt replace dozens of cities and towns that are suddenly gone? The truth is that thousands of square miles have been more completely destroyed than if they had been bombed by a foreign military force. The loss of homes, cars, businesses and personal wealth is almost unimaginable. ...seawater off the coast of Japan near the Fukushima facility was recently found to contain 7.5 million times the legal limit of radioactive iodine." Let us continue to pray!
Video: Libya's Great Man-made River - The 8th Wonder of the World? Tapping an underground water source that apparently flows under the sands from southern Sahara to the shores of the Mediterranean. Will it turn Libya's deserts into agricultural gardens?
Deadly earthquake in the border area of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos: "So far the official earthquake toll (Myanmar/Burma state-run media) still stands at 74 with 111 people injured.... On Sunday 27/03, unofficial reports are mentioning already more than 150 dead." This article gives insights into Burma (now Myanmar): "In joy or pain, our course is onward still"
Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami
Japan's apocalypse now: More pictures.
A Major Earthquake in North America Imminent? "JIM BERKLAND, GEOLOGIST: '...we are having on the 19th of this month not only the full moon, but within an hour the closest approach of the moon to the earth until the year 2016. The next day is the equinoctial tides. So you're bringing together three of the maximum tide raising forces. We know about the ocean tides. But there is also an Earth tide. And there is a tide in the ground water. All of these help to release sudden, built up strain, and cause earthquakes."
The flood came and swept them all away! May this video -- like the very real disaster in Japan -- remind us of our own puny power compared to the mighty omnipotent power of our God! And may it prompt us to turn to Him and seek His will and strength in the midst of today's spreading corruption! SeeGod's Warnings for our Times
U.S. Military Personnel Play Key Role in Response to Japan Crisis. "...more than 17,000 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are helping Japan deal with the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster. Among the tasks carried out Operation Tomodachi (“Friend”) are search and rescue, the movement of relief supplies and people... delivery of large quantities of foods and water, and massive cleanup operations."
Japan earthquake: disaster by numbers: "2,414 – Number of people confirmed dead. 10,000 – Likely final death toll figure is set to reach beyond that mark. 15,000 - Number of people unaccounted for. 50 – Number of Britons missing, presumed dead. 550,000 – Evacuated from their homes since the quake struck on Friday." Please pray with us that God will use faithful Christians in Japan to spread His peace, love, hope and eternal life to the suffering people.
Japan reactor fire releases radiation: "Although the number-four reactor was shut for maintenance when the quake and tsunami struck last Friday, 'spent nuclear fuel in the reactor heated up, creating hydrogen and triggered a hydrogen explosion'....'There is very little food and convenience stores nearby are all closed..." Let's all pray that God will comfort and meet the needs of these cold, hungry and frightened people.
Japan nuclear plant rocked by another explosion: "A hydrogen explosion Tuesday morning [Japan time] destroyed the outer building of a quake-damaged Unit 2 nuclear reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant....
"About 2,000 bodies were discovered Monday at two sites.... Whole coastal villages were wiped from the map, and a full assessment of the extent of deaths and damage was expected to take weeks. Meanwhile, hardship and privation in the quake zone grew, with tens of thousands of people spending a fourth night in chilly shelters."
Japan tsunami: Lessons for us: "The quake...measured between 8.9 to 9.1 on the Richter scale, which was the largest one to hit Japan and within the boundaries of North American and Pacific tectonic plates in the last 1,200 years." See videos below:
Death Toll Could Top 10,000
Extraordinary new footage from Japan
Ground video of massive tsunami in Japan
Earthquake Hazard Maps Show How U.S. Shakes With Quakes: "Earthquakes remain a serious threat in 46 of the United States. For some areas such as western Oregon and Washington, the new maps contain higher estimates for how hard the ground will shake compared to earlier versions of the maps released in 1996 and 2002."
Has The Tsunami In Japan Destroyed The Japanese Economy? "'There is no way to assess even the direct damage to Japan's economy or to the global economy. This is a sad day for Japan, and economic aftershocks could affect the whole world's economy .' ...The national debt of Japan is now well over 200% of GDP and there seems to be no doubt that they will need to borrow massive amounts of money to deal with the aftermath of this crisis."
We thank God for protecting our missionary friends in Sendai. Please pray with us that God will use them and other Christians to bring His peace, love, hope and eternal life to countless people facing pain, loss and hopelessness in the midst of the current crisis.
World Record Hailstone Weighed In Vivian: "...a line of thunderstorms fired up in central South Dakota....The damage is proof that it wasn't a typical South Dakota thunderstorm. Holes were punched through the top of buildings....massive hailstones pummeled the ground. Tuesday, the dents in the ground are still visible, some as large and deep as coffee cans. But when the hail stopped, a certain stone grabbed his attention...."
“Have you entered the treasury of snow, or have you seen the treasury of hail, which I have reserved for the time of trouble...?" Job 38:22-23
[Australia] Grave fears for dozens missing in deadly floods: "Eight people are dead and grave fears are held for more than 70 people still missing after yesterday's unprecedented flash flooding in southern Queensland." His strength in my weakness
Australia Floods Show No Signs of Retreating: "Rising waters have knocked out roads and several highways in northeastern Australia, trapping motorists, marooning entire towns and driving thousands from their homes.... More than 200,000 people have been affected so far by the floods....The dangerous floodwaters that have spread across roughly half the state of Queensland, on the continent’s northeastern coast, showed no sign of retreating on Saturday....
"Mayor Brad Carter urged people to evacuate, and news reports said hundreds already had.... About 300,000 square miles have been affected by the flooding.... High waters cut road and rail links and forced the mining giant Rio Tinto to declare emergency exemptions from some sales contracts."
Here is an article we wrote after visiting Queensland back in 1997:WORLD HERITAGE "PROTECTION": UNESCO's War Against National Sovereignty
Australia faces worst plague of locusts in 75 years: "The warm, wet weather that prevailed last summer meant that three generations of locusts were born, each one up to 150 times larger than the previous generation. After over-wintering beneath the ground, the first generation of 2010 is already hatching....The juveniles will spend 20 to 25 days eating and growing, shedding their exoskeletons five times before emerging as adults, when population pressure will force them to swarm.... A one-kilometre wide swarm of locusts can chomp through 10 tons of crops – a third of their combined body weight – in a day....
"All locusts are grasshoppers, but not all grasshoppers are locusts. The difference is a suite of genetic changes that kick in when population densities cross a critical threshold.... Locusts are highly cannibalistic...and any that stay still too long are likely to get nibbled. 'Swarms are like lifeboats,' he says, forging a gruesome metaphor. 'If you're the only one in the boat, you could easily starve. But if you've got lots of company, you could be the last to survive. We call it travelling with your lunch.'...
"...spraying itself comes at a cost. ...bees are in danger from pesticides and ecologists fear for the many animals that treat the locusts as a moving smorgasbord."See Signs of the times
Russia teams up with U.S.: "The Pakistan floods are bringing the United States and Russia together to contain the increasing threat from the Taliban as the refugees who are fleeing the flood's ravages are being welcomed by the renegades in Afghanistan." See Deceptive alliances
Pakistan: Helping Flood Victims: "Pakistan has been pummeled by its worst monsoon floods in 102 years.... Tens of thousands of villages are under water, roads and bridges have been washed away and diseases are spreading throughout the flood area. According to news reports, many of the flood victims have not yet received any sort of relief.... The VOM [Voice of the Martyr] team traveled to the region and passed out Action Packs and Bibles to affected believers....One man told the team he was thankful to God, because even though his family lost everything, the Lord saved their lives." See Following Jesus and sharing His suffering
Wildfires in Russia, Canada create poisonous ring around planet: "Raging forest fires in central Russia, Siberia and western Canada have created an enormous cloud of pollutants covering the northern hemisphere....
"Thousands of emergency workers and military personnel have been working round the clock for almost three weeks to fight the fires in 22 regions, which have so far killed more than 50 people and left over 3,500 homeless. The immediate economic cost of the fires has been estimated at $15 billion."
Landslides complicate Pakistan flood relief efforts: "Landslides triggered by the worst floods in Pakistan in 80 years are hampering already troubled relief efforts, with aid workers using donkeys or travelling on foot to reach millions in desperate need of help. Poor weather has made it difficult for helicopters to deliver food.... The catastrophe....has killed more than 1,600 people and left two million homeless." God's light in the darkness
Video.Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!
Gulf Oil Is in the [Gulf Stream] Loop Current: "'What the satellite pictures definitely reveal, he said, is that the time for modeling whether oil might get into the Loop Current is over. 'It's not a matter of predicting if it's going to be there or not,' Roffer said. 'It's there.'" See Map of Ocean Currents and Biblical reference to ocean Currents
BP's oil spill is an ecological disaster: "A vast amount of oil one mile beneath the surface has bled since April 20 into the Gulf of Mexico. According to BP, it's about 200,000 gallons a day... more recently engineers from Purdue University predicted it's probably closer to 2.5 million gallons a day. The ominous plumes of oil venting from this pipe at the equivalent of 152 atmospheric pressures — one mile beneath the surface — are behaving unlike any other oil spill ever observed before....
"Florida is the only state in continental United States to have extensive (about 6,000) shallow coral reefs near its coasts.... Between the reefs and the sea grasses are more than 500 species of fish, spiny lobsters, snow crabs, Caribbean manatees, American crocodiles, leatherback, loggerhead, Kemp's ridley and green sea turtles....
"Some of the dispersants and oil have entered the Loop Current — a powerful conveyor belt that carries the warm Gulf water through the Straits of Florida. It contains 80 times the volume of water of all rivers combined on Earth. It then joins the Gulf Stream Current, which barrels past Miami carrying one billion cubic feet of water every second. As it passes Georgia and then South Carolina it triples its volume, and ... heads out into the Atlantic toward the only open sea... Eventually, the Gulf Stream becomes the North Atlantic Current, destined for Western Europe where its fan-like tendrils become the Norwegian Current." [It warms Norway -- even beyond the arctic circle].
racking the Oil Spill: "About the Oil Slick Areas Shown on the Map: The 'probable extent' of the oil slick is an estimate by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of where oil is mostly likely to go based on wind and ocean current forecasts, as well as analysis of aerial photography and satellite imagery."
5 Dead, Dozens Injured as Tornadoes Hit Plains: "Several tornadoes were reported in Oklahoma and Kansas on Monday as the storms moved through the area, dumping hail as big as baseballs and leaving tens of thousands of people without power." See Suffering
Stunning photos of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano and its threats to life: Take a look at these unforgettable pictures! See Seeing God through the darkness
One million homeless after India tornado: "A giant tornado that ravaged hundreds of thousands of homes and killed 137 people has left one million people in eastern India without a roof over their heads."
Research Gap Left Airlines Exposed to Volcano’s Blast: "A shutdown of European airspace that cost carriers $1.7 billion following a volcanic eruption in Iceland was exacerbated by a lack of research into the effects of ash on jet engines and over-reliance on computer modeling....
“'Events in the Philippines and Indonesia are big ash- producing eruptions and are tens and hundreds of times bigger than the Iceland episode.... So it’s not really the ash that’s the issue.” See The Creator of all
Tornadoes killed 10 people in Mississippi: "Tornadoes ripped through the Southeast on Saturday, killing 10 people in Mississippi and injuring more than a dozen others. Roofs were torn off businesses, homes were splintered, vehicles were overturned and roads were blocked by toppled trees.... Malcolm Gordon, 63, stood with members of his family peering through a broken window. Above them, the roof was gone, a tree lay across part of the house and power lines stretched across the yard.... Gordon looked around at the devastation. 'It sounded like a train coming down that road,' he said." See Suffering
Iceland's farmers try to save herds from toxic ash: "Farmers across the region where the volcano erupted this week under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier have been scrambling to protect their herds from inhaling or ingesting the ash, which can cause internal bleeding, long-term bone damage and teeth loss. Near Skogar, south of the volcano, the ash blew down from the mountain, blotting out the sunlight and covering everything—pastures, animals and humans—in a thick, gray paste.... 'The risk is of fluoride poisoning if they breathe or eat too much,' Hilmarsdottir said through a white protective mask.
"...near the volcano, the amount of ash is becoming overwhelming. The vast majority of the country's farming activity is based on herding cattle, horses and sheep, so the stakes are high for the farmers. On the north side of the volcano... 33-year-old sheep farmer Anna Runolfsdottir was preparing for the worst—that the wind direction could change and spread the ash over more land, including hers.... It's lambing season, and she expects between 60 and 100 newborns this spring."
Volcano chaos could continue for months: "More countries were forced to close their air space yesterday as the ash cloud continued to expand across the continent. More than 17,000 flights to and from European airspace were cancelled.... The Met office reported that volcanic ash had begun to fall across Britain, coating surfaces with a fine layer of dust and raising fears for people with breathing difficulties. Meanwhile experts warned of shortages of some foods with produce destined for British shops rotting in airport warehouses in other parts of the world. Geologists reported that activity at the volcano increased yesterday, spewing a plume of ash 5.3 miles high into the atmosphere." See next link:
A volcano erupts and our Irish Famine past reappears: "Ireland is as cut off from America right now as if air travel never existed. Now the only way here is via boat thanks to the Icelandic volcano and our entire sense of what time represents has to change. Suddenly we are catapulted back to an era where planes no longer whisk us from one continent to another in under six hours....
"The broad Atlantic back then was known as the 'bowl of tears' and we can for a brief few days imagine the sense of isolation and loss that the millions faced as they fled the Emerald Isle....In Famine times the poor, the hungry, the oppressed piled on board for the voyage from hell. The only consolation was that what they left behind was even worse." See The Creator of all
Ash may hover for days over uncertain Europe: "The Icelandic volcano that has kept much of Europe land-bound is far from finished spitting out its grit.... Modern Europe has never seen such a travel disruption. Air space across a swath from Britain to Ukraine was closed and set to stay that way until Sunday or Monday in some countries, affecting airports from New Zealand to San Francisco. Millions of passengers have had plans foiled or delayed.
"Activity in the volcano at the heart of this increased early Saturday, and showed no sign of abating.... Scientists say that because the volcano is situated below a glacial ice cap, the magma is being cooled quickly, causing explosions and plumes of grit that can be catastrophic to plane engines, depending on prevailing winds."
‘Terrible earthquake’ kills hundreds in China: "A series of strong earthquakes struck a far western Tibetan area of China on Wednesday, killing at least 400 people and injuring thousands as houses made of mud and wood collapsed, trapping many more. ...a lack of excavation equipment, downed phone lies, damage to roads, strong winds and aftershocks were all hindering the rescue operation. There was also concern for those without shelter as night-time temperatures plunge below freezing in the area most affected by the quake... which lies at more than 13,000 feet."
Iceland's eruptions could have global consequences: "Blasts of lava and ash shot out of a volcano in southern Iceland on Monday and small tremors rocked the ground, a surge in activity that raised fears of a larger explosion at the nearby Katla volcano. Scientists say history has proven that when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupts, Katla follows."
Storm could be the biggest for the nation's capital in modern history: "'Snowmageddon,' President Barack Obama called it. And even the president's motorcade — which featured SUVs instead of limousines — fell victim as a tree limb snapped and crashed onto a motorcade vehicle carrying press. No one was injured. From Pennsylvania to New Jersey, south to Virginia, the region was under at least 2 feet of snow. Parts of northern Maryland had 3 feet."
Mystery solved? Norway's spiral light display 'was down to a failed Russian Bulava missile test': "The mystery began when a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain in the north of the country. It stopped mid-air, then began to move in circles. Within seconds a giant spiral had covered the entire sky. Then a green-blue beam of light shot out from its centre - lasting for ten to 12 minutes before disappearing completely."
This was not simply a "force of nature," but the physical laws within God's creation were clearly part of this display:
: "A powerful earthquake [magnitude 8.0 and 8.3]... hurled a massive tsunami at the shores of Samoa and American Samoa, flattening villages and sweeping cars and people out to sea.... Signs of devastation were everywhere, with a giant boat washed ashore lying on the edge of a highway and floodwaters swallowing up cars and homes."
South Pacific tsunami kills nearly 100 people
Will Krakatoa rock the world again? "Last time, [this volcano] killed thousands and changed the weather for five years.... Bright orange lava spews up into the air, dark smoke mingles with the clouds and the gloomy night takes on an ominous red glow. Towering 1,200ft above the tropical stillness of the Sunda Strait in Indonesia, one of the most terrifying volcanoes the world has ever known has begun to stir once more. Almost 126 years to the day since Krakatoa first showed signs of an imminent eruption, stunning pictures released this week prove that the remnant of this once-enormous volcano is bubbling, boiling and brimming over. With an explosive force 13,000 times the power of the atomic bomb that annihilated Hiroshima, the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa killed more than 36,000 people and radically altered global weather and temperatures for years afterwards."
Major volcanic eruptions cause cooling, not warming. Spewing ash and gasses into the stratosphere, they block the sun's rays. Since the earth is already cooling, Al Gore might be pleased to have a new explanation for his false predictions.
Red River flooding: "Volunteers and national guardsmen are out in force, building levees, rescuing and evacuating those that need to get to higher ground." [See pictures of love in action]
Fires ravage Southern California: "Chaotic, gusting winds fanned wildfires all over Southern California on Saturday, reducing 500 mobile homes to cinders and forcing thousands of homeowners and even firefighters to flee as flames as high as 50 feet licked at their heels. ...
"The Sayre Fire, the worst of the blazes, raced through Sylmar...in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, forcing the evacuation of 10,000 people and shutting down major freeways....
"[The Montecito] fire, which erupted Thursday night amid superheated winds - known locally as 'sundowner' winds because they blow down from the mountains at sundown - destroyed 210 homes and forced the evacuation of 5,400 people.... 'The flames just burst open, and the hillside looked like a volcano had just erupted... It looked like a river of fire.'" See Suffering and Seeing God through the darkness
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