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Another Expert Agrees With Dark Comet Theory

February 21, 2013 – 11:31 am | No Comment

Astronomer David Asher (from Armagh University) has agreed with Bill Napier and Janaki Wickramasinghe (Cardiff University) that “dark comets” are real and dangerous.
The following quotes are from a paper by Napier and Asher published in Astronomy & Geophysics.
http://star.arm.ac.uk/preprints/2009/539.pdf

We know that about one bright comet (of absolute magnitude as bright as 7, comparable to Halley’s Comet) arrives in the visibility zone (perihelion q<5AU, say) each year from the Oort cloud. It seems to be securely established that ~1–2% of these are captured into Halleytype (HT) orbits. The dynamical lifetime of a body in such an orbit can be estimated, from which the expected number of HT comets is perhaps ~3000. The actual number of active HT comets is ~25. This discrepancy of at least two powers of 10 in the expected impact rate from comets as deduced from this theoretical argument on the one hand, and observations on the other, is …

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Study: Global Warming = Increasing Violence

Submitted by on August 3, 2013 – 2:24 pmNo Comment

I opened this news item with my skeptical hat on, given that there are so many parameters that could be used. However, it looks pretty legit*. Climate change (regardless of what is causing it) means more violence – yet another reason to be a prepper and/or shift away from highly populated areas.

The research, which was published in Science, examined 60 previous studies from all major regions of the globe. The results suggest that changes such as drought, flood and high temperatures strongly correlate with spikes in conflict.

Researchers noted examples including increased domestic violence in India and Australia, assaults and murders in the United States and Tanzania, ethnic violence in Europe and South Asia, land invasions in Brazil, police violence in the Netherlands and civil conflicts throughout the tropics.

The biggest culprit: higher temperatures. Out of 27 modern societies studied, all 27 showed a positive relationship between higher temperatures and violence.
[Source: Huff Post]

The study says that a rise of two degrees Celsius would double the occurrence of civil wars. And I think it is obvious that countries closer to the equator are more violent, generally speaking. Perhaps preppers should vacation somewhere cool for the summer?

*Now of course each of those individual studies could have found data that fitted their thesis, and few such studies would be published if no correlation was found. Still, if this news prompts people to prepare, that’s a good thing.

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