What in the World Is Happening to Our Planet? One of the Most Catastrophic Disasters in Modern History Should Be a Wake up Call for All of Us

What in the World Is Happening to Our Planet_ One of the Most Catastrophic Disasters in Modern History Should Be a Wake up Call for All of Us

Why does our planet keep getting hit by “historic disaster” after “historic disaster”?  Over the past couple of years, an extremely unusual series of hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions has rocked the globe.  Authorities keep telling us that “everything is normal”, but the truth is that there is absolutely nothing about any of this that is “normal”.  Major changes appear to be happening to our planet, and that has enormous implications for our future.  Unfortunately, the corporate media gives very little attention to the major disasters that take place outside of the United States, and so most Americans don’t even understand the seriousness of what we are facing.

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Over the weekend, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga experienced a “once in a thousand years explosion”.  This eruption sent a 3 mile wide mushroom cloud of red hot ash, steam and gas 12 miles into the air.

To put that in perspective, the entire island of Manhattan is only 2.3 miles wide.

This eruption was so massive that it actually created an entirely new island, and the sonic boom from the blast could be heard 6000 miles away in Alaska

Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place on Saturday evening, with a huge plume of ash, steam and gas.

A sonic boom could be heard as far away as Alaska.

In Tonga, it triggered tsunami waves that crashed ashore and sent people rushing to higher ground.

One of the most remarkable things about this disaster is the incredible amount of volcanic lightning that it produced.

It is being reported that there were approximately “200,000 lightning events” during the first hour of the eruption alone.

Just think about that.

We are talking about an event that truly belongs in the history books.

Unfortunately, once it became clear that the tsunami waves that were going to hit the west coast would not be that serious, the corporate media largely began downgrading this story.

But needless to say, this is probably the biggest event to ever hit the nation of Tonga.  When the tsunami arrived, many residents of Tonga had no warning at all

One Tongan resident, Mere Taufa, spoke to the New Zealand news site Stuff.co.nz and said the eruption hit as her family was preparing for dinner.

“My first instinct was to take cover under the table. I grabbed my little sister and screamed at my parents and others in the house to do the same.”

Taufa said that, suddenly, water started filling her home.

Fortunately for those living on the west coast of the United States, the tsunami waves were not very high by the time they traveled all the way across the Pacific Ocean from Tonga.

In fact, the largest wave that was reported on the west coast was just 4.3 feet tall

A wave of 4.3 feet was reported in Port San Luis California, according to the National Weather Service. Large waves were also reported in King Cove, Alaska, La Push, Washington, and several other locations.

Two people were transported to the hospital after being swept into the water Saturday afternoon at San Gregorio State Beach, according to local fire officials. One was taken by helicopter.

We should be thankful that there were only a few injuries in the U.S., but let this event also serve as a warning.

In previous articles I have warned that the west coast is extremely vulnerable to tsunamis, and it is just a matter of time before a really big one comes along.

As for Tonga, life in that island nation of 105,000 people will never be the same after this.

At this moment, it is absolutely covered in volcanic ash, and the tsunami has caused immense devastation.

But we won’t know the full extent of the catastrophe for some time, because phone and Internet links to the country have been severed

Tsunami-hit Tonga remained largely uncontactable on Sunday with telephone and internet links severed, leaving relatives in faraway New Zealand praying for their families on the Pacific islands as casualty reports had yet to come through.

A lot of people dream of living in an “island paradise” such as Tonga, but many of those “island paradises” were originally created by volcanic activity.

And now that once dormant volcanoes are roaring to life all over the globe, sitting on top of an area known for past volcanic activity may not be a great place to be.

Just ask those that decided to move to the Canary Islands before the most recent eruption.

In my entire lifetime, we have never seen an event such as this happen in the Pacific.  One expert that was interviewed about this disaster called it “humbling and scary”

Dave Snider, the tsunami warning co-ordinator for the National Tsunami Warning Centre in Palmer, Alaska, said it was very unusual for a volcanic eruption to affect an entire ocean basin, and the spectacle was both ‘humbling and scary’.

I really do hope that a lot of people are “scared” by this disaster, because that may be what it takes to finally wake them up.

According to Volcano Discovery, more than two dozen volcanoes are erupting around the world right now.

And as I have discussed in recent weeks, major earthquakes are happening with increasing regularity all along the Ring of Fire.

Just before Christmas, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck just off the coast of northern California.

But I’ll bet that most of you have already forgotten about that quake.

And that is because we have already witnessed several other natural disasters that were much more severe since then.

It seems like almost every few days another “historic disaster” is happening somewhere in the world.

As I said at the start of this article, this is not “normal”, and I believe that what we have experienced so far is just the beginning.

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  1. This hysterical article is missing one important fact. Was anyone harmed in any of these incidents, because there is no such mention here. If not, then why don’t you go suck on your thumb and you will feel better.

    1. Aw, you beat me to it!

      Also, Mt. Pinatubo never happened, Mt. St. Helens never happened, the 1989 earthquake that disrupted the World Series never happened, the Dec. 2004 earthquake/tsunami never happened, and the 1990s eruptions that forced the Caribbean island of Montserrat to be abandoned never happened.

      The author of this hysterical screed should go back to writing scare pieces about COVID and climate catastrophe.

  2. The Lisbon Portugal earthquake of the 19th century was felt in New York city, it was a 9.0r.
    I’m getting quite tired of these “ canned “ UN ordered climate change hyperbole articles.

  3. Grand Solar Minimum. Look it up, occurs every 200 years or so. This Minimum is scheduled to last until 2057 according to NASA.

  4. It is all because we now we have media, cell phones, satellites and losers who have nothing to do but walk around filming everything…like their dinner then posting it on facistbook. Everything, everywhere is under scrutiny and film…add to that the ability to post anything anywhere on sites like youtube and there is your recipe for worldwide coverage where nothing is missed.

  5. “To put that in perspective…….”

    They use the width of Manhattan where most of the US and world has never been. So meaningful , so relevant. Well done.

  6. The sky is NOT falling. The severity and frequency of hurricanes is NOT increasing, nor are tornados, earthquakes, rain, snow, heat or cold. They are all NORMAL, despite what Leftist alarmists think. NOAA weather service even tampered with historical temperature recordings going back into the 1950’s in a dishonest attempt to show global warming; they were caught when the new temperatures didn’t match the wind chill and heat index figures recorded back then–which the idiots failed to also alter. NASA keeps changing their data and graphs from satellite images of the earth’s temperature, then lying about it, claiming the new data was changed to make it “more accurate”–without explaining their new methodology that MAKES it “more accurate.” East Anglia lied and made up temperature measurements in order to “prove” global warming” and were also caught in their deception–yet those same PROVEN fraudulent figures are STILL being used by allegedly “reputable” climate change “researchers.” Climate “researchers” sailing into the arctic have had to be rescued after getting trapped in ice they swore shouldn’t be there, because of “global warming.”

    The more Leftists lie, the more obvious it is that they are frauds trying to seize political power, or make themselves important by “saving the planet.” The planet doesn’t need saving; it’s doing just fine!

    1. forgot to mention how the earth went from being flat to becoming round just a short time ago..always cracks me up how somewhere in their late twenties they became aware of catastrophes and now in their 30’s or 40’s they can say they have never seen such things in their lifetime…please

  7. LOL!!! Earth a gigantic, round, WATER-COVERED rock (spinning a one and a half times the speed of sound!!), hurtling through the “vast, infinite void of ‘space’ , being dragged behind an enormous ball of flaming hydrogen gas by an unproven, NON-EXISTENT ‘force’ labeled “gravity”
    and speeding endlessly through ‘space’ at 500,000,000,mph??!?!? REALLY????? And all this movement and speed cannot be detected by any scientific measurements, instruments or testing AT ALL-and be honest….your SENSES tell you that we are stationary and un-moving-that Earth is an infinite PLANE (PLANEt-GET IT?)…..and you only know what the elites who control all information TELL you. Soren Kirkgaard said, ” It is FAAAAAAAAAR easier to deceive someone that to convince them that they HAVE BEEN DECEIVED” . They are hiding the truth from you, and you need to ask yourself, “WHY????”!! Bought-and-paid-for- shills like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill “Not a Science Guy” are paid huge amounts of money by NASA, (a money-laundering operation which takes in $57,000,000 of YOUR tax dollars DAILY) to perpetuate the lie of the existence of “space” and the ‘globe earth’ hoax. DO NOT BELIEVE ANY OF THIS WITHOUT DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH, AND DISCOVERING THE TRUTH FOR YOURSELF, just as I did over 7 years ago, and have joined the nearly EIGHT HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE who now KNOW the truth of our magnificent infinite, flat, stationary realm which God has created for His people, and which is the CENTER of ALL EXISTENCE. The time will once again return to the days of an inquisitive, truthful, honest media-when this finally occurs, the mountains of lies and deceptions that the elites have forced down our throats and into our minds will crumble and finally be exposed for what they are: fabrications designed to control and enslave our thought processes. Truth, like WATER, ALWAYS wins.

    1. So, ah, if the Earth is flat…there can’t be earthquakes and volcanoes. Because were would the driving forces for these fictitious constructs come from? If the Earth is flat, THERE CAN BE NO GEOLOGICAL FORCES. So where do these geological forces come from if the Earth is flat? Did someone bump the table we’re sitting on? Are we sitting on a giant hotplate?!? Why don’t you people who are paid to spread “flat Earth” nonsense just reveal to everyone who pays you to spread it? Seriously, where are your pay checks coming from?

  8. Read more articles by Brandon on Alt-Market.

    There is a certain level of madness required to reach the state our country is in today. I think most of us feel this and know this but I want to dissect the situation a little so that we can see the guts of the thing and understand the mechanics of it. Insanity has a structure, believe it or not, and there are ways to analyze it and identify it. For example, there are many forms of madness that stem from an obsession with power and control.

    In my previous article ‘Is There A Way To Prevent Psychopaths From Getting Into Positions Of Power’, I explored the thinking patterns and predatory habits of the worst 1% of humanity and how they insinuate themselves into authority by blending in (until they have all the power and no longer need to blend it). Now I want to talk more about the OTHER unstable people, the 5%-10% of the population that psychopaths exploit as a mob or army to frighten everyone else into conformity and help them achieve their goals.

    To be clear, almost any group can become an exploitable weapon used by psychopaths. There have been times in history where the elites within the Catholic Church used zealotry among Christians to dominate society to the point of torture and terror during the inquisitions and crusades. During the George W. Bush era I remember well the lies about WMDs used to herd Republicans into pointless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, that is the past. Today the problem of zealotry is resoundingly on the side of the political left.

    That is to say, the political left is now the side that is most appealing to narcissists, sociopaths, the emotionally unstable, etc., and this attraction is forming a mob that can be easily exploited by the establishment.

    What I find interesting is that leftists actually believe that THEY are the underdogs and that they are fighting a “revolution” against the establishment. This is a bizarre disconnect from reality. Every major institution of power and influence in the US is on the side of the political left. How can you be rebelling against the establishment if all your values coincide with the establishment’s agenda?

    The mainstream media and Hollywood have gone hardline in favor of leftist propaganda from critical race theory to the trans agenda and identity politics to feminism to socialism and centralization. Nearly every commercial, TV show and movie we see today reflects a far-left viewpoint or far left imagery, even though the majority of the population has no interest in woke ideology. Clearly, leftists and their friends in media think that if they force their cultism into people’s faces non-stop 24/7 that we will eventually capitulate and embrace it.

    Big Tech and major social media platforms ALL operate according to leftist politics. All of their terms of service rules are enforced to protect leftists from criticism and to censor conservatives and any moderates that dare speak up. The evidence overwhelmingly shows a left leaning bias in Big Tech censorship with conservatives being booted off platforms for nothing more than citing facts. We saw this recently with Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia GOP representative, who was banned from Twitter and called a “far-right conspiracy theorist” for posting links to the VAERS database.

    For those unfamiliar with VAERS, it is a database run by the US government to track the adverse effects of vaccinations including covid vaccinations. While the numbers have been manipulated in the past (which the CDC claims was due to “reporting errors”), VAERS has still reported thousands upon thousands of deaths and side effects directly related to the covid vaccines, but you aren’t supposed to know about that. So, Greene gets booted from Twitter for posting the government’s own data, which is now only accessible if you go through a maze of links to get to the downloads.

    Social media is also commonly used as a weapon by leftists in order to “cancel” people that step out of line. An American Airlines pilot was attacked this week by a Twitter mob when a crazed feminist recorded images of his luggage. His crime? A small sticker on his suitcase which said “Lets Go Brandon.” The woman and her Twitter cohorts called for the pilot to be fired and American Airlines is “investigating” the issue.

    This is just one instance among thousands in the past few years that illustrate the sheer rage leftists feel when they are faced with a free thinking person. Their immediate reaction is to punish and destroy rather than accept and move on.

    But where does this mentality come from?

    I think it’s a combination of a culture of narcissism and collectivism coupled with a desperate desire for weak people to feel as though they are powerful. Leftists are very commonly people you might call the “runners-up” in life. There are a lot of malcontents and socially inept failures in their ranks that grow up feeling powerless. Instead of improving their lot by improving themselves and achieving something of merit, they instead blame others and the world for their lack of accomplishment.

    This mentality can also be seen with their academia which often exaggerates their own importance and the importance of their accolades. One can get a masters degree in social sciences or feminist studies, but how useful is that person to the world really? Being an activist alone is not a career and they produce nothing, so the only measure of their education and their life is how much they can destroy, not how much they can build and create.

    Joe Rogan’s latest move from Twitter over to GETTR is another big story that leftists are losing their minds over. They act as though they just want to be rid of conservatives and argumentative moderates from their “safe spaces,” but in reality this does not satisfy them. They don’t want us to walk away, they want us to conform. They want us trapped within their echo chambers and going along to get along, or, they want us erased.

    Leftists see people as property of the collective, and if you and millions of others walk away this reflects badly on their ideology, which is unacceptable. This is why they are CONSTANTLY attacking or trying to take down conservative social media platforms. You would think they would be happy that GETTR exists, but they are miserable. Your freedom is their misery.

    Think about that for a moment; there are millions of leftists out there that cannot abide your existence if you are free to express your discontent with their narrative.

    When Joe Rogan contracted covid the leftists were jittery with excitement hoping he would die. When he beat the virus in less than three days without being vaccinated they cried out in horror. It’s as if they don’t realize that most unvaccinated people have had the virus and have easily survived it (I had covid for a week and then I was fine – I will NEVER get vaccinated).

    Maybe they are aware that the vaccines are mostly pointless. Maybe what really bothers them is that the unvaxxed are free and do not conform to the mandates or the fear mongering? Maybe they are more concerned about the act of defiance rather than any issues of legitimate “health safety”…?

    And this brings me to the relationship between the majority of government and the political left, which are working hand in hand to push forward covid controls and vax mandates. I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again – There is no longer any debate about who the authoritarians really are. If you want to be free from overt government intrusion and tyranny you go to a conservative red state. If you want to be a slave to bureaucracy you go to a progressive blue state. Red states value individual freedom – Blue states do not. This is undeniable.

    Leftists are not the rebels they think they are; they are not the heroes – They are the villains. They are the empire.

    I believe the vax mandate agenda in particular appeals to their innate desire for control over others. This is evident in their crazed rhetoric over the vaccination issue. The LA Times just published an Op-Ed titled ‘Mocking Anti-Vaxxers’ Covid Deaths Is Ghoulish, Yes – But May Be Necessary’ (originally titled ‘Why Shouldn’t We Dance On The Graves Of Anti-Vaxxers?), and it’s this kind of bloodthirsty propaganda that truly reveals the extend of the political left’s broken psychology.

    They want you to die for going against the mandates. They seem to think that covid is their avenging angel, but this only shows that they are too dumb to understand basic science or too malicious to think rationally.

    The Biden Administration has been a key element in fear mongering over the covid pandemic, which has an average Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) of 0.26% to 0.27% according to dozens of peer reviewed studies, and now with the even less dangerous Omicron strain the death rate is plummeting further. The overwhelming majority of people have NOTHING to fear from covid, yet leftists readily rally around Biden and his medical tyranny.

    Furthermore, the bias (or ignorance) of the LA Times is made clear when we look at the actual data for Breakthrough Cases. Breakthrough cases are covid infections and deaths among fully vaccinated individuals. As a point of reference, in the state of Massachusetts alone there have been over 262,000 fully vaccinated people who still ended up infected with covid and 1054 deaths according to official numbers. That is an infection fatality rate of 0.4%, which is HIGHER than the national average IFR of 0.27%.

    The most vaccinated countries in the world are also suffering from the worst infection spikes in the world. In Ireland, for example, over 63% of recent covid deaths were fully vaccinated individuals. In Israel, nearly 60% of covid hospitalizations are fully vaccinated. Uruguay, Bahrain, Maldives and Chile all have overwhelming majority vaccination rates and all of them have seen spikes in covid deaths and and infections. According to the UK government’s own stats, people who are triple vaxxed are 4.5 times more likely to be infected with Omicron than people who are unvaxxed.

    The average vaccine is tested for 10-15 years before it is approved for use on human beings, yet covid vaccines were released within months with no long term testing to prove their safety. It makes perfect sense for people to be concerned.

    So, I would ask the hacks at the LA Times: Should we be dancing on your graves when you die from covid despite all those miraculous untested vaccines? Or maybe when you end up dead and on the VAERS list due to vaccine side effects? Autoimmune disorders can take 2-4 years to gestate and be identified by doctors; maybe in 2024 you’ll be wishing you had taken a wait-and-see approach to the untested vaccines like all the smart people are doing?

    This is called logic, reason and science. The above data is beyond the mental grasp of many leftists and even when they do get it they ignore it. They have no interest in protecting your health or the health of the public, that’s not what this is about. What they care about is control and nothing would bring them more joy than to see 100% conformity and slavery to their ideals. They live vicariously through tyranny.

    The pandemic paranoia, the lockdowns, the mandates, Big Tech, social media, cancel culture are all means to an end. Leftists pretend they are humanitarians that care about the greater good, but this is a facade. It’s just another excuse to justify a deep seated thirst to micromanage the lives of others.

    A classic tactic of narcissistic sociopaths is to victimize and terrorize people, then accuse them of being monsters when those people snap back and rebel. They are projecting their tyranny on the rest of us and label us the bad guys. It’s time to end the theater and call leftists what they really are – They are the dictators they claim they are trying to fight.

    1. Hey Rickie… LMFAO how much time did you waste on those posts?
      Here is a very badly needed clue for you – NOBODY READ IT. Perhaps you should start a newspaper. Hahahaahaaa

  9. So, you heard it, you dived under a table and water rushed in. How long were you under that table? Im not sure what universe you live in but in this one the speed of sound and that of a tidal wave are not the same.

  10. more hyperbolic pearl clutching over a pretty ordinary event in terms of Earth geologic history, follow on article likely blaming AGW

    1. Everyone keeps calling this guy a leftist. I think he’s trying to make a case for the End Times, not for climate change. This isn’t exactly a lefty site after all. Admittedly, he doesn’t really say what his main point is.

      Of course every time someone predicts we are in the End Times, they are by default wrong. We always think things are worse now than they’ve ever been because we happen to be alive now.

      Guess what… things in the world have been MUCH WORSE before then they are now, and we’re still here! They will likely get MUCH WORSE then they are now, and we’ll still be here. Many people have claimed we’re in the End Times before over the millennia, yet we’re still here.

      But things will get better, too! It’s called the Cycle of Life. It was here long before our current lives and will be here long after. It’s just the way of things.

      1. Ugh! I come back here hours later and realize with horror that my phone changed “than” to “then” not only once but TWICE in my comment above. Lest some fool come along and attempt to invalidate my entire post “because he doesn’t know the difference between than and then”, I formally apologize for the errors brought about by auto correction and my lack of thorough proofreading.

  11. nice article. perfect example of what is wrong with contemporary ‘news’ medial outlets. full-blown hysteria based on leftist lunacy.

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