America Overdue For The Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

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New Study: America Overdue For Major Earthquake … In States You Didn’t Suspect

Written by: Daniel Jennings Current Events

The survey’s new National Seismic Hazard Map show that the risk of earthquakes in parts of the country — such as the Midwest, Oregon and the Rocky Mountains — is far higher than previously thought. All total, Americans in one-third of the country saw their risk for an earthquake increase.

“I worry that we will wake up one morning and see earthquake damage in our country that is as bad as that has occurred in some developing nations that have experienced large earthquakes,” Carl Hedde, a risk management expert at insurer Munich Reinsurance America, said of the map in The Wall Street Journal. “Beyond building collapse, a large amount of our infrastructure could be immediately damaged. Our roads, bridges and energy transmission systems can be severely impacted.”

Among the findings:

  • The earthquake danger in parts of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois and South Carolina is as high as that in Los Angeles.
  • 42 of the 50 states have a reasonable chance of experiencing a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years.
  • Parts of 16 states have the highest risk of a quake: Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Kentucky and South Carolina

“We know the hazard has increased for small and moderate size earthquakes,” USGS scientist William Ellsworth told The Journal. “We don’t know as well how much the hazard has increased for large earthquakes. Our suspicion is it has but we are working on understanding this.”

Frightening Results From New Study

The USGS used new computer modeling technology and data collected from recent quakes such as the one that struck Washington, D.C. in 2011 to produce the new maps. The maps show that many Americans who thought they were safe from earthquakes are not.

New Relocation Manual Helps Average Americans Get Out Of Harms Way Before The Coming Crisis

Some of the survey’s other disturbing findings include:

    • The earthquake danger in Oklahoma, Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, New York and parts of New England is higher than previously thought.
    • Some major metropolitan areas, including Memphis, Salt Lake City, Seattle, St. Louis and Charleston, have a higher risk of earthquakes than previously thought. One of the nation’s most dangerous faults, the New Madrid fault, runs right through St. Louis and Missouri. It is the nation’s second most active fault. On Dec. 16, 1811, the New Madrid Fault was the site of the most powerful series of earthquakes in American history.

“Obviously the building codes throughout the central U.S. do not generally take earthquake risk or the risk of a large earthquake into account,” USGS Seismologist Elizabeth Cochran told The Journal. Her take: Earthquake damage in the central US could be far greater than in places like California, because structures in some locations are not built to withstand quakes.

Others agree.

“Earthquakes are quite rare in many places but when they happen they cause very intense damage because people have not prepared,” Mark Petersen, the project chief for the USGS’s National Seismic Hazard Map, told The Journal.

This new map should be a wakeup call for Americans.

The Coming Nuclear Winter (Revelation 16)

This Is How Nuclear Winter Would Affect Every Single One of Us Across The Planet

With the Cold War over and our future on fire, few of us devote much thought to nuclear winter in today’s world. Rutgers University climatologist Alan Robock is an exception. He still thinks about it. Quite a lot, in fact.

Robock worked with a small team of fellow environmental and atmospheric scientists to double check previous sums on just how bad a hypothetical nuclear winter could get. The result? Pretty terrible for all of us, no matter where you are.

According to his calculations, if all of Russia and the US’s nuclear weapons were used in a conflict today, we could expect a shocking drop in global temperatures, less precipitation, and a lot less food to go around.

In this hypothetical mother of all wars, nuclear particles would be transported between the hemispheres within two weeks. Global temperatures would then plunge by around 9 degrees Celsius over the next 12 months. Depending on the modelling, this decline could continue another 1.5 degrees Celsius.

This is an average, don’t forget. In many places across Europe and North America, even summer will be a frozen hellscape some 20 degrees Celsius colder than it is now, at least for a few seasons.

Those who survive by bunking down and rugging up for five or six years will then need to worry about starvation.

Not only would a rolling winter limit plant growth, aerosols in the atmosphere could cause an average 30 percent drop in precipitation around the planet within the first few months. Within several years it could drop even further, by between 47 and 58 percent.

But let’s take a step back and talk about what kind of war might trigger such a dramatic nuclear winter in the first place.

For the purposes of this model, Robock assumed the US and Russia unleashed all their stockpile of nuclear weapons.

And that’s not something that’s totally unimaginable. In the early 1980s, towards the end of the cold war, the idea that the US and the Soviet Union might lose their cool and send a barrage of intercontinental nuclear weapons flying around the globe was not just a terrifying possibility, but an increasing likelihood.

While most people feared the devastating blasts and the radioactive fallout, an American atmospheric scientist by the name of Richard P. Turco was more concerned about the clouds of debris blown into the upper atmosphere.

Turco is the one who came up with the term nuclear winter – the cooling of the planet’s surface under a pall of fine dust, ash, and soot left by the intense bombing of multiple cities.

He and his team’s research was the first to show how smoke injected into the upper troposphere by urban fires could affect climate over a wide area. Any particles that make it as far as the stratosphere would have an express around-the-globe ticket, potentially leading to even more catastrophic climate change.

The idea was solid, but ironing out the exact details would require accurate climate models.

Over the decades, climatologists have returned regularly to Turco’s nuclear winter scenario with additional data and sharper mathematical tools to fine-tune predictions on how we’d fair under a post-apocalyptic blanket.

Back in 2007, Robock applied a NASA-formulated atmosphere-ocean circulation model for the first time to determine what might happen if 150 million tonnes of grit was sent sky-high.

Twelve years later, Robock and his team have retested their calculations, pitting their old maths against improved climate models. The good news is those sums more or less predict pretty much the same horror. If that can be called good news.

“This means that we have much more confidence in the climate response to a large-scale nuclear war,” says the study’s first author, Rutgers doctoral student Joshua Coupe.

The bad news?

There really would be a nuclear winter with catastrophic consequences,” says Coupe.

The result would be the type of scenario described above – mass temperature drops, food shortages.

The real question is, how long would it last?

All of this would depend on the details, of course. Where might the bombs fall? How many would be used? What kinds of time scales are we talking?

While there’s room for speculation, some scenarios are more likely than others.

Based on historical war strategies, we can assume far more urban devastation than rural, hitting industries and transport and sending concentrations of soot and other fine particulates into the air.

Robock’s newer model optimistically has temperature recovery beginning within five years. Under NASA’s climate model, the warming takes a little longer, picking up steam by year seven.

But it would take around a decade for the blanket of cloud that would be scattering and absorbing solar radiation to disperse.

While we all know that a two degree Celsius rise thanks to global warming is one of our most pressing problems, until the world is completely rid of its nuclear stockpile, catastrophic global cooling under dust-laden skies simply isn’t something we can rule out.

Two years ago, the UN convened a conference to negotiate a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. So far only half of the fifty nations required as signatories have agreed to its terms. The US isn’t one of them.

Winter could still be coming.

This research was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres.

Pakistan Warns of the First Nuclear War (Revelation 8)

Pakistan PM Imran Khan cautions nuclear war between India-Pak could’ve dangerous consequences

Updated Sep 01, 2019 | 16:25 IST | ANI

Pakistan has been desperately trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue since New Delhi in a historic decision abrogated the constitutional status accorded to the region.

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan cautions nuke war between India-Pak could’ve dangerous consequences

Islamabad: Escalating his threat of a nuclear war on India, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that the conflict between India and Pakistan would not be limited between the two nuclear-armed countries and could have dangerous consequences across the region.

Addressing the Islamic Society of North America in Houston via video call, Khan said that he raised this point during his talks with world leaders while apprising them of the Kashmir situation, Radio Pakistan reported.

Pakistan has been desperately trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue since New Delhi in a historic decision abrogated the constitutional status accorded to the region. However, Islamabad has been snubbed on all fronts as the international community has made it clear that the Kashmir issue is strictly New Delhi’s internal matter.

In the video, Khan also said that India might “resort to attacking Pakistan for diverting world attention from its human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir.” The Prime Minister reiterated that India will be given a “befitting response if it launched any aggression against us.”

He further alleged that India tried to change the status of Kashmir by violating the relevant UN resolutions. Reiterating his diabolic outrage against the RSS, the Prime Minister said the current Indian regime is a “staunch follower of RSS, an ideology born out of hatred and Hindu supremacy.”

Pakistan has approached various world leaders, including Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, French President Emmanuel Macron and the Jordanian King Abdullah II to seek their interventions into the issue. However, Pakistan has been told to engage bilaterally with India to end tensions.

India has repeatedly made it clear that talks with Pakistan are only possible after Islamabad stops sponsoring terror.

In addition, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on had also written to the UN Security Council last week over the “developments” in Jammu and Kashmir. He has previously reached out to the UNSC President on August 1, 6 and 13, according to an official press release.

Iran Defies the IAEA (Daniel 8:4)

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Report: Iran Has Stopped Cooperating with Nuclear Weapons Inspections

Adam Kredo

An upcoming report by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog organization, known as the International Atomic Energy Agency, includes new language suggesting the Islamic Republic has not been cooperating with international nuclear inspectors who are mandated to provide oversight on the Islamic Republic’s weapons program, according to multiple sources familiar with the contents of the report.

The IAEA’s yet-to-be-published report on the matter began circulating late Friday among reporters and Iran watchers in Washington, D.C., and it is said to show that Iran has stopped adhering to its transparency commitments under the landmark Obama-era nuclear agreement.

Iranian leaders have been warning for months that the country has ended its cooperation surrounding the nuclear portfolio, including efforts by Iran to enrich uranium to levels prohibited under the nuclear deal and necessary for a functional nuclear weapon.

The IAEA’s findings, the contours of which were confirmed by sources to the Washington Free Beacon, are likely to fuel calls by Iran skeptics on Capitol Hill for a full snapback of international sanctions on Iran, which were lifted under the JCPOA, the acronym used for the nuclear deal. This issue is more than likely to come to a head as top Trump administration officials and diplomats from across the globe gather in New York City for the U.N.’s upcoming General Assembly meeting.

New language in IAEA’s latest report indicates claims that “ongoing interactions between the Agency and Iran relating to Iran’s implementation of its Safeguards Agreement [and] Additional Protocol require full [and] timely cooperation by Iran,” according to a portion of the report published Friday by the Institute for Science and International Security, a nuclear watchdog group that routinely has access to such reports. “The Agency [IAEA] continues to pursue this objective with Iran.”

A State Department spokesman, speaking on background to the Free Beacon, said reports of Iran’s noncompliance “raise serious questions.”

“While the IAEA report remains restricted until released publicly, any indication that Iran is not fully cooperating with the IAEA raises serious questions,” the official said.  “We look to the IAEA to continue to inform the international community in a timely fashion of any lack of full Iranian cooperation consistent with IAEA safeguards practices.”

Furthermore, “any potential delay, denial, or deception by Iran that inhibits the IAEA’s essential nuclear safeguards verification work in Iran would be completely unacceptable,” according to the official. “Iran must comply with its safeguards obligations, and immediately provide the IAEA nothing short of full cooperation.”

The IAEA’s rumored findings are all the more concerning given Tehran’s history of obfuscating its nuclear weapons work and lying to the international community. A nuclear archive seized from Iran by Israeli spies revealed that Iran never fully shuttered its nuclear weapons program, particularly at secretive military sites across the country.

One such site, the Fordow nuclear research facility, remains functional and is enriching uranium, the key component in a bomb, despite portions of the JCPOA mandating that Iran dismantle the facility.

“Especially given the history of Iran’s nuclear program, and its efforts to preserve a vast archive of materials from its past nuclear weapons program, any new concern related to Iran’s safeguards implementation would be an extremely serious matter,” the State Department official told the Free Beacon.

“This new IAEA report comes as Iran is threatening to again expand its proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities in a transparent attempt at nuclear extortion,” the official said. “Iran has yet to address continuing concerns about its nuclear program, which would be only heightened by any lack of cooperation with the IAEA. The international community must speak clearly that full and transparent cooperation with the IAEA is the only path forward for Iran.”

An Iran expert briefed on the report told the Free Beacon that the report shows Iran has no intention of living up to its nuclear commitments, despite international pressure.

“Now we know Iran never intended to comply with the nuclear deal let alone with their broader obligations to the IAEA,” the source said, also speaking only on background about the developing diplomatic matter. “The IAEA did their very best to bury it in the new report but even they had to acknowledge the problem. And yet there are people inside the administration who want to keep the deal on life support. They’re setting up the president for personal humiliation and, when that inevitably happens, they’re going to own it.”

Iran hawks in Congress, including Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Tom Cotton (R., Ark.), and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) have raised the issued of what to do about Iran’s potential noncompliance in past correspondence to the Trump administration. This includes unilateral sanctions by the United States, as well as a full snapback of lifted sanctions by the international community.

China Flaunts Her Nuclear Horn (Daniel 7)

China to show off advanced nuclear weapons in National Day parade and ‘send message to US about capabilities’ | South China Morning Post

10:31pm, 28 Aug, 2019

China is planning to make its strategic nuclear missiles and advanced fighter jets the centrepiece of its National Day military parade in what military sources and analysts said was an attempt to show off its achievements in overhauling its armed forces over the past few years.

Military analysts said the show of nuclear strength was intended to demonstrate China’s enhanced deterrence and second strike capability, especially to the United States.

“The parade is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1,” one military insider said.

“So it should let the whole world see China’s achievement of military modernisation under the leadership of President Xi Jinping since he came to power [in 2012].”

The military insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that weapon systems such as DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles and J-2 submarine-launched ballistic missiles have already been moved to Beijing. A squadron of J-20 jets, the country’s first stealth fighter, is also preparing for the event.

The DF-41 is capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads and its range of at least 12,000km (7,460 miles) means it can hit any target on the US mainland.

The JL-2, which has a shorter range of 7,000km (4,350 miles), is also able to hit parts of the American continent when launched from the sea.

Neither weapon was featured in the country’s biggest-ever military parade, which was held in 2017 at the Zhurihe base in Inner Mongolia to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army – though other advanced weapons were displayed.

Photographs published online suggest that reinforcement work is already underway at subway stations under Changan Avenue and Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing.

This work along the likely route of the parade suggests that it will feature launch vehicles capable of carrying DF-41s and other heavy weapons systems.

Hong Kong-based military analyst Song Zhongping said it was likely that Beijing would want to use the parade to send a “warning message” to the US in light of the continuing tensions between the two countries.

“China has invested a lot of resources into military science and technology development in a bid to enhance its nuclear deterrence capability over the past years, which Beijing believes represents a strategic measure in countering the global military hegemony [of the US],” Song, who is now a military commentator for Phoenix Television in Hong Kong, said.

He noted that the US has started making new low-yield warheads for its Trident missiles which “lowered the threshold on the use of tactical nuclear weapons”.

“It may even use nuclear weapons in future battles and that [has given legitimacy] for other countries to develop countermeasures,” Song added.

Adam Ni, a researcher at Macquarie University in Sydney, said that the coming parade would provide a good opportunity for China to show off the breadth of its strategic nuclear deterrent.

“The deployment of DF-41 is a big step for China’s nuclear deterrence because it is a more powerful ICBM with greater range and [can carry] more warheads and boasts advanced technology,” he said.

He said the weapon was highly mobile, harder to detect than silo-based systems and better able to survive a first strike.

He described it as the “ultimate symbol of the destructive potential of China’s armed forces”, on a par with those of the US and Russia.

Another military source said that other nuclear weapons like the DF-26 anti-ship missile, and hypersonic missiles such as the DF-17 and DF-20 which are capable of breaching missile shields, would also be put on display.

Chinese military specialists said that the DF-17 was one of several hypersonic glider systems developed by the PLA.

But the source said: “In order to avoid unnecessary misjudgments by the US, cutting-edge assault-type nuclear weapons like the DF-27 long-range ballistic missile, which has a longer range and greater precision, will not be displayed this time.”

Nuclear Holocaust Revelation (Revelation 16)

Rutgers Study: Nuclear Winter Would Threaten Nearly Everyone on Earth

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the summertime, with the growing season slashed by nearly 90% in some areas, according to a Rutgers-led study.

Indeed, death by famine would threaten nearly all of the Earth’s 7.7 billion people, said co-author Alan Robock, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

The study in the “Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres” provides more evidence to support The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons passed by the United Nations two years ago, Robock said. Twenty-five nations have ratified the treaty so far, not including the United States, and it would take effect when the number hits 50.

Lead author Joshua Coupe, a Rutgers doctoral student, and other scientists used a modern climate model to simulate the climatic effects of an all-out nuclear war between the United States and Russia. Such a war could send 150 million tons of black smoke from fires in cities and industrial areas into the lower and upper atmosphere, where it could linger for months to years and block sunlight. The scientists used a new climate model from the National Center for Atmospheric Research with higher resolution and improved simulations compared with a NASA model used by a Robock-led team 12 years ago.

The new model represents the Earth at many more locations and includes simulations of the growth of the smoke particles and ozone destruction from the heating of the atmosphere. Still, the climate response to a nuclear war from the new model was nearly identical to that from the NASA model.

“This means that we have much more confidence in the climate response to a large-scale nuclear war,” Coupe said. “There really would be a nuclear winter with catastrophic consequences.”

In both the new and old models, a nuclear winter occurs as soot (black carbon) in the upper atmosphere blocks sunlight and causes global average surface temperatures to plummet by more than 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

Because a major nuclear war could erupt by accident or as a result of hacking, computer failure or an unstable world leader, the only safe action that the world can take is to eliminate nuclear weapons, said Robock, who works in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and University of Colorado, Boulder, contributed to the study.

The Increasing Risk of the First Nuclear War (Revelation 8)

Tensions are high between Narendra Modi’s India and Imran Khan’s Pakistan (Image: GETTY)

India vs Pakistan: Modi’s hypersonic missile push risks World War 3 – ‘Deep crisis’

INDIA is investing £408million ($500million) to develop groundbreaking hypersonic weapons in a move which could give it a huge technological edge over neighbour Pakistan, raising the prospect of a disastrous conflict between the two rival nuclear powers.

By CIARAN MCGRATH

PUBLISHED: 08:00, Sun, Sep 1, 2019

UPDATED: 10:44, Sun, Sep 1, 2019

One defence analyst has suggested Pakistan will work with China to develop similar technology of its own, which would leave both sides – which have clashed frequently in recent years – under enormous pressure to launch pre-emptive missile strikes in times of “deep crisis”. An analysis from Jane’s by IHS Markit suggested India had already invested heavily in hypersonic technology, referring to missiles which can travel and many times the speed of sound and hit targets much more quickly, and was likely to continue doing so.

Programs include Shourya, Brahmos II and Hypersonic Technology Demonstrating Vehicle (HSTDV), with India collaborating with Vladimir Putin’s Russia to develop Bramhos II.

A spokesman for the Jane’s by IHS Markit weapons team told Express.co.uk: “Most important cities (Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi) of Pakistan are not very far from the Indian border.

The current version of the supersonic Brahmos itself is potent and will hit these targets within minutes of launch. A hypersonic weapon (Bramhos II) would reduce this time further.

Protesters in Pakistan burn a flag with a picture of Narendra Modi on it (Image: GETTY)

“Pakistan will take time to acquire a similar hypersonic weapon. They are currently in an economically weak position to aggressively pursue such a development programme or acquisition.

“Saying that, India is currently developing the system (with cooperation from Russia) and many challenges exist before realising one.

“However, it is primarily developing for sea/naval applications to defend time-critical assets or offensive against potential targets.

A mock missile, dubbed the Pakistan Islamic Atomic Bomb, is paraded through the streets of Karachi (Image: GETTY)

“In addition, both China and India practices (as in their doctrine) defensive measures/actions, but with the lack of proliferation control measures this may upset regional offense-defence balances, especially Chinese inclination towards Pakistan (unlikely for near term on the hypersonic weapons) is of major concern for India.”

“Along with the Chinese hypersonic push, India’s effort should concern Defence Analysts for the regional balance/peace.

Frank O’Donnell, a South Asia expert at the US Naval War College, speaking in his personal capacity, told Express.co.uk: “India is currently developing and fielding Brahmos hypersonic missiles that can be variably launched from land, sea, and air.

Pakistan forces shot down two Indian jets earlier this year (Image: GETTY)

A graph showing relative levels of hypersonic spending (Image: Jane’s by IHS Markit)

“The unprecedented speed of these missiles, combined with their high precision, poses significant difficulty for enemy air defenses in preventing such strikes.

“Pakistan does not presently deploy hypersonic missiles, meaning that it is vulnerable to such attacks. Of especial concern is the Brahmos II(K) variant, which is designed to penetrate hardened military targets like nuclear command-and-control and force bunkers.”

Mr O’Donnell said China, which has spent $1.5billion on development of hypersonics according to the Jane’s analysis, would likely to step in.

The conventional Brahmos weapon system during a parade in Rajpath (Image: GETTY)

He explained: “Following its long-term trend of military technological assistance with Pakistan to ensure that Pakistan has rough military parity with India, it is likely that China is working with Pakistan on hypersonic missiles.”

However, he said as well as restoring the balance of power, such a move was fraught with risk.

Mr O’Donnell explained: “Once these are in place, the high difficulty of stopping hypersonic missile attacks will pressure policymakers in episodes of deep crisis to launch such a missile strike before the other does, destroying the enemy’s hypersonic missiles on the ground. The emerging regional hypersonic missile race will exacerbate its existing nuclear arms race, unless India, China and Pakistan begin to negotiate arms control measures regarding these technologies.”

Both India and Pakistan are among eight countries to possess nuclear weapons (Image: Daily Express)