Global Cooling: The New Nuclear Winter (Revelation 8)

How a nuclear war between India and Pakistan could reverse global warming

by Philip Klein

| February 27, 2019 01:19 PM

We’re at a scary moment internationally as tensions escalate between the nuclear powers of India and Pakistan, and we should all be praying for things to calm down. In addition to the horrible death toll and humanitarian crisis that would follow, according to scientists, a small-scale nuclear war could actually reverse global warming and actually cause devastating global cooling.

To be abundantly clear, what follows isn’t meant as a how-to guide advocating nuclear war as some sort of out-of-the box alternative solution to climate change. It’s meant as a description of the science surrounding how a theoretical regional nuclear war could affect the Earth’s atmosphere, and thus the climate, even for people not directly in the blast radius.

Though they weren’t looking specifically at the current India-Pakistan conflict, in 2011, NASA scientists released a report based on a model that predicted the climate effects of the use of 100 Hiroshima-size bombs in a regional conflict. Though this would not be as intense as full-scale nuclear war between superpowers, such as the threat that existed between the U.S. and USSR during the Cold War, it still would be expected to have a dramatic effect on the climate.

That’s because the bombs would inject up to 5 megatons of black carbon into the upper troposphere, the highest point of the lowest layer of the Earth’s atmosphere. As National Geographic wrote, “In NASA climate models, this carbon then absorbed solar heat and, like a hot-air balloon, quickly lofted even higher, where the soot would take much longer to clear from the sky.”

These carbon clouds were projected to cause temperatures to fall 1 degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, over the first three years, then to as low as 2.25 F before starting to creep back up. Even after 10 years, temperatures would still be expected to be 0.9 F lower than they would have been without the nuclear war.

According to a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, human activity has caused temperatures to rise 1 C, or 1.8 F, above pre-industrial levels, and that figure is expected to rise to 1.5 C, or 2.7 F, as early as 2030 and as late as 2052.

If the NASA model is correct, climate change from a nuclear war could be much more sudden and severe, and it is also predicted to be associated with a decrease in precipitation.

“Agriculture … would likely be disrupted from the combination of cooler temperatures, less precipitation and decreases in solar radiation reaching the surface,” the lead scientist on the study, Luke Oman, said. “This would cause widespread interruptions to growing seasons by producing more frequent frosts.”

The result could be famine in parts of the world.

So, for these among other reasons, let’s hope the situation in India and Pakistan de-escalates, as it has when they’ve come to the brink of war in the past.

Israeli bulldozers invade outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Israeli bulldozers carry out limited invasion into Gaza Strip

PNN/ Gaza/

Israeli military bulldozers on Tuesday morning carried out a limited invasion into the east of Beit Hanoun city in the northern Gaza Strip.

According to local sources, several military bulldozers moved into a limited areas outside the border fence in the city.

In a related context, local sources said  IOF also fired tear gas at farmers near the site of Sufa, east of al-Fakhari village, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel Completes Military Drill Outside the Temple Walls (Rev 11)


The Israel Defense Forces wrapped up a major snap drill on Tuesday simulating a future war in the Gaza Strip.

The military said the three-day exercise included troops from numerous branches of the armed forces, including from infantry units, the Armored Corps and the Israel Air Force. They drilled rapid deployment, live-fire, combined air-ground fighting, maneuvering and providing combat and administrative assistance.

Soldiers also practiced urban warfare techniques, fighting at night and on vehicles such as tanks and armored personnel carries, according to the IDF, which said the exercise took place at the Tzeelim training base in southern Israel

The multi-branch drill was meant to test the capabilities and operational readiness of the forces for a campaign in the Gaza Strip,” a statement from the military said.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi joined the drill on Tuesday and afterwards spoke with soldiers and senior officers who took part.

Though a surprise announcement, the military said on Sunday the exercise had been planned in advance as part of its training schedule.

Recent weeks have seen a dramatic increase in the level of violence along the Gaza border, with near nightly riots and a return of airborne arson attacks, which had waned in light of a de facto ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group.

The exercise also came amid growing concerns in the military concerning its readiness for war in light of allegations by former military ombudsman Maj. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Brick that the army, especially its ground troops, were not prepared for a large-scale war.

Last week, the army also tested its automated system for calling up reservists in what it said was a planned exercise aimed at improving preparedness.

Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.

The Shi’a Horns of Syria and Iran

Syria’s Assad meets Iran’s Supreme Leader in Tehran

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made his first public visit to his closest regional ally Iran since the start of Syria’s war in 2011, meeting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Monday and championing their alliance, state media reported.

Syrian and Iranian state television showed Assad and Khamenei smiling and embracing. Syrian television said the two leaders agreed “to continue cooperation at all levels for the interests of the two friendly nations.”

Khamenei was quoted as saying the two countries’ military victories in Syria had dealt “a harsh blow” to US plans in the region.

While Assad expressed his gratitude to Iran for all that it has done for Syria during the conflict, according to the Syrian presidency’s account on the Telegram messaging app.

#Assad in #Iran meeting @Khamnai_ir. #assad is alone in this meeting looks like he was summonsed to #Iran pic.twitter.com/SCHuEXKSBC

— Bassam (@BASSAMPDC) February 25, 2019

During the day, Assad met separately with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

In pictures published by Iranian and Syrian news agencies, Assad appears without a delegation of his own during his meetings with Khamenei and Rouhani. The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, can be seen pictured during both meetings.

Soleimani has become known as a prominent figure in Iran’s foreign military missions in Iraq and Syria.

Assad regained the upper hand in Syria’s war with the help of Russian air power and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah forces, retaking all main cities from rebels and militants.

It was Assad’s first known foreign visit other than to Russia since the war began and his first to Tehran since 2010.

Iranian-backed Shiite militias have expanded their control over mainly Sunni areas around Damascus, southern and eastern Syria that bore the brunt of the heaviest bombardment and led to mass displacement or emigration to neighboring countries.

Iran’s growing influence in Syria, where it has struck economic and trade deals, has also raised the prospect of a military confrontation with its arch-enemy Israel.

Israel, regarding Iran as its biggest threat, has repeatedly attacked Iranian targets in Syria and those of allied militia, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to escalate its fight against Iranian aligned forces in Syria after the withdrawal of US troops from the country.

Assad was quoted by Syrian state television as saying that any escalation by Western powers would not stop Iran and Syria from defending their own interests.

Iranian state media said Khamenei praised Assad as a hero who had strengthened the alliance between Iran, Syria and Hezbollah.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran sees helping Syria’s government and nation as support for the resistance movement (against Israel) and is deeply proud of doing it,” Khamenei said.

Assad was also briefed by Rouhani about efforts by Russia, Iran and Turkey – supporters of the main sides in the Syrian civil war – to end the conflict.

Syria wants Turkey, which has backed Sunni rebels and carved a sphere of influence in the northwest of the country, to remove its troops from Syrian territory and end its support for rebels.

Efforts have so far failed to make progress towards a political settlement to end a war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced about half of Syria’s pre-war population of 22 million.

Last Update: Tuesday, 26 February 2019 KSA 01:04 – GMT 22:04

The Sixth Seal Long Overdue (Revelation 6:12)

ON THE MAP; Exploring the Fault Where the Next Big One May Be Waiting

By MARGO NASH

Published: March 25, 2001

Alexander Gates, a geology professor at Rutgers-Newark, is co-author of ”The Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes,” which will be published by Facts on File in July. He has been leading a four-year effort to remap an area known as the Sloatsburg Quadrangle, a 5-by-7-mile tract near Mahwah that crosses into New York State. The Ramapo Fault, which runs through it, was responsible for a big earthquake in 1884, and Dr. Gates warns that a recurrence is overdue. He recently talked about his findings.

Q. What have you found?

A. We’re basically looking at a lot more rock, and we’re looking at the fracturing and jointing in the bedrock and putting it on the maps. Any break in the rock is a fracture. If it has movement, then it’s a fault. There are a lot of faults that are offshoots of the Ramapo. Basically when there are faults, it means you had an earthquake that made it. So there was a lot of earthquake activity to produce these features. We are basically not in a period of earthquake activity along the Ramapo Fault now, but we can see that about six or seven times in history, about 250 million years ago, it had major earthquake activity. And because it’s such a fundamental zone of weakness, anytime anything happens, the Ramapo Fault goes.

Q. Where is the Ramapo Fault?

 A. The fault line is in western New Jersey and goes through a good chunk of the state, all the way down to Flemington. It goes right along where they put in the new 287. It continues northeast across the Hudson River right under the Indian Point power plant up into Westchester County. There are a lot of earthquakes rumbling around it every year, but not a big one for a while.

Q. Did you find anything that surprised you?

A. I found a lot of faults, splays that offshoot from the Ramapo that go 5 to 10 miles away from the fault. I have looked at the Ramapo Fault in other places too. I have seen splays 5 to 10 miles up into the Hudson Highlands. And you can see them right along the roadsides on 287. There’s been a lot of damage to those rocks, and obviously it was produced by fault activities. All of these faults have earthquake potential.

Q. Describe the 1884 earthquake.

A. It was in the northern part of the state near the Sloatsburg area. They didn’t have precise ways of describing the location then. There was lots of damage. Chimneys toppled over. But in 1884, it was a farming community, and there were not many people to be injured. Nobody appears to have written an account of the numbers who were injured.

Q. What lessons we can learn from previous earthquakes?

A. In 1960, the city of Agadir in Morocco had a 6.2 earthquake that killed 12,000 people, a third of the population, and injured a third more. I think it was because the city was unprepared.There had been an earthquake in the area 200 years before. But people discounted the possibility of a recurrence. Here in New Jersey, we should not make the same mistake. We should not forget that we had a 5.4 earthquake 117 years ago. The recurrence interval for an earthquake of that magnitude is every 50 years, and we are overdue. The Agadir was a 6.2, and a 5.4 to a 6.2 isn’t that big a jump.

Q. What are the dangers of a quake that size?

A. When you’re in a flat area in a wooden house it’s obviously not as dangerous, although it could cut off a gas line that could explode. There’s a real problem with infrastructure that is crumbling, like the bridges with crumbling cement. There’s a real danger we could wind up with our water supplies and electricity cut off if a sizable earthquake goes off. The best thing is to have regular upkeep and keep up new building codes. The new buildings will be O.K. But there is a sense of complacency.

MARGO NASH

Photo: Alexander Gates, a Rutgers geologist, is mapping a part of the Ramapo Fault, site of previous earthquakes. (John W. Wheeler for The New York Times)

India vs Pakistan: The First Nuclear War

India vs Pakistan: Nuclear weapons REVEALED – how air strikes could provoke WORLD WAR 3

INDIA carried out air strikes on rebel camps in Pakistan on Tuesday following a suicide attack in the Indian Kashmir region by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) on February 14. How could the air strikes provoke World War 3?

By Amalie Henden 18:03, Tue, Feb 26, 2019 | UPDATED: 18:13, Tue, Feb 26, 2019

India carries out airstrike on Pakistan following Pulwama attack

More than 40 Indian troops were killed in an attack on February 14 by Pakistani rebel group Jaish-E-Mohammad. Yesterday, India responded to the attack and launched air strikes against militants on Pakistani territory. The recent attacks have led to increased tensions between the already strained nations.

India has accused Pakistan of allowing military groups to operate on its territory.

The air strikes made by India targeted a training camp of the JeM group in Balakot, an area in Pakistan’s north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The strikes are the first launched across the line of control – the de facto border that divides India-administered Kashmir from Pakistan-administered Kashmir – since a war between the two countries in 1971.

Both the nations claim all of Kashmir, but only control parts of it.

Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told a news conference the strikes had killed a “large number” of militants, but had avoided civilian casualties.

Mr Gokhale said: ”Credible intel was received that JeM was planning more suicide attacks in India.

“In the face of imminent danger, a pre-emptive strike became absolutely necessary.”

India vs Pakistan: Indian government forces stand guard after clashes between Kashmiri protesters (Image: GETTY)

Pakistan, however, downplayed Tuesday’s incident, saying Indian aircraft violated Pakistani airspace and that Indian jets “released a payload” hastily in a forest area after crossing the line of control.

Fears of World War 3 are now rising with the increased tensions between Pakistan and India.

Both countries have ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, India has nine types of operational missiles, including the Agni-3.

India vs Pakistan: Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent (Image: GETTY)

In 2018, India spent four trillion rupees (£43,77billion), or just over two percent of its gross domestic product, to support its 1.4 million active troops.

CSIS also said Pakistan’s missile programme, which is built with help from China, includes mobile short- and medium-range weapons that can reach any part of India.

Pakistan spent 1.26 trillion Pakistani rupees ($8,3billion), about 3.6 percent of its GDP, on its 653,800 troops.

Numbers estimated by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) also showed that between 1993 and 2006, more than 20 percent of Pakistan’s annual government expenditure was spent of the military.

By comparison, India’s expenditure remained under 12 percent during the same period.