Rapid climate change seems to be the new theme in 2021. Are you prepared for what’s to come?

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Wind, rain, snow, ice, flooding, mudslides, sandstorms, dust storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic activity, fireballs, and meteors are all on the rise worldwide.

Earth changes are now at an all-time high for the modern era, adding cause for concern. But what’s the impetus or driving factor of the irregular patterns? And why are these irregularities occurring with such intensified magnitude and frequency? These are important questions that one must ask. But before we get into it, let’s look at some of the extreme irregularities. 

Earthquakes 

There have been a total of 92 earthquakes above a magnitude of 4.5 in the past 7 days, signifying that Mother Earth has awoken from her long slumber. 

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 16 miles east-northeast of Ishinomaki, Japan, last Saturday, according to data published by the United States Geological Survey. 

Video footage of the event shows people running to safety in Kurihara as the ground shook violently. The city of 65,000 was taken by surprise by the abrupt tremor. But no one was reported to be hurt. 

Sirens in Onagawa sounded amid the rumbling. 

A sizable magnitude 6.1 earthquake hammered Macquarie Island on 19 March, originating halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica. 

Thirty-one of the earthquakes that occurred over the past week ranged from 5.0 to 6.0 on the Richter scale, giving credence to the theory that the earth has awoken. 

However, one must also consider that we are at a solar minimum. And that minimum is not expected to end until 2052, according to some scientists. Withal, some fear that the planet could be looking at a coming mini ice age. 

Tsunamis

Coastlines are a dangerous place to be sometimes. Especially when an earthquake strikes, triggering a tsunami out of the blue. Don’t be caught off-guard when one occurs. It wouldn’t be a good feeling, let me tell you. 

A total of seven tsunami warnings were issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s U.S. Tsunami Warning System over the past week, showing how real the threat is. 

Volcanos

A long-dormant volcano in Iceland became active on Tuesday as onlookers gazed into the lava flow. 

The volcano was dormant for 800-years and has now come to life, defying logic. 

The effusive eruption flowed from a 2,200 foot-long fissure, according to a report by Business Insider

The lava flow is likely a precursor to a much larger eruption. 

A shocking headline from The Hill reads: “New volcano eruptions, 40,000 earthquakes rock Iceland.”

“The Reykjanes Peninsula is a volcanic and seismic hot spot where more than 40,000 small earthquakes have occurred over the past four weeks, a significant increase from the up to 3,000 earthquakes recorded each year since 2014,” the publication reports. “The eruption is the first the peninsula has seen in nearly 800 years. A fissure of up to 820 yards long opened at the eruption site and spewed fountains of lava up to 110 yards high, according to Reuters.”

Sandstorm engulfs Northern China

Residents in Beijing were shocked when they awoke on the morning of 15 March only to find they had been blanketed by clouds of orange-hued dust. 

The dust gave a Mad Max vibe and is hazardous to human and animal health. 

The AP reported that more than 400 flights were canceled due to the conditions. 

“It looks like the end of the world,” one resident was quoted saying. “In this kind of weather I really, really don’t want to be outside.”

NPR reported: “Monday’s sandstorm ranged from Xinjiang and Gansu in China’s northwest to Inner Mongolia and Hebei, the weather bureau said, announcing a “yellow alert” due to the conditions, according to the South China Morning Post.”

Meteors and fireballs

A meteor was believed to have impacted Cuba last Saturday after falling to the Earth with brilliance. But there were no reports of injury or damage. 

National Seismological Service head Enrique Arango Arias told Cubadebate that the explosion was seen near the towns of Sagua de Tanamo, Moa, and Maisí.

The meteor’s “expansive wave” registered on our equipment, Arias told the network. 

Another meteor was spotted breaking up off the coast of Australia. But the media sold the story as falling space junk. 

“This is crazy meteor breaking up in the lower atmosphere over the earth. Now imagine a million of these coming down on earth,” reads a Facebook post by Nick Thomas. “They are claiming it space debris but holly cow. Location of the coast of Australia.”

And let’s not forget how the increased number of fireball sighting coincides with a spike in near-Earth asteroids

It all seems to be happening. 

Flooding

“Thousands evacuated in Australia as Sydney faces worst flooding in 60 years,” this headline is out of Global News. 

“Thousands of people have been evacuated in parts of New South Wales, Australia, with authorities planning to evacuate even more from flood-affected suburbs in parts of Sydney, which is set to see its worst flooding in 60 years,” the agency reports. “Unrelenting rains have swelled rivers over the past three days in the country’s most populous state, causing widespread damage and triggering calls for mass evacuations.”

Heavy Rains cause mudslides 

Heavy rains caused a mudslide at Mukgi Nalla Dharam, Ramban District on Monday, adding to the list of disasters this year. 

Vehicles were stuck in roadways that were washed out by the treacherous conditions. 

Taking all of the new rapid climate change into consideration. Are you prepared?

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