When studying ancient history, it's sometimes surprising humanity ever made it to the 20th century. Ancient civilizations were repeatedly hit by disasters, both natural and man-made, the likes of which modern civilization has rarely seen. It seems that when nature was trying to wipe us off the face of the map, we were also busy doing it to each other. Here are 7 of the worst disasters to shake the ancient world.
1. The Chicxulub Crater: An Asteroid and a Mass Extinction Event
Let’s start with a disaster that predates human civilization by a wide margin, but can confidently be called the greatest natural disaster to have ever shaken the world: the asteroid impact that changed everything.
The Chicxulub crater can be found on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula . Measuring in at 111 miles (180 kilometers) wide and 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) deep, this massive crater marks an asteroid impact from around 66 million years ago.
It’s believed that the asteroid was around 6 miles (10 kilometers) in diameter. This may not sound that large, but the speed at which it was traveling meant when it collided with the Earth, it did so with the power of over a billion atomic bombs. Shockwaves were felt around the globe, and winds of up to 600 miles per hour (965 kilometers per hour) scoured the ground surrounding the impact bare.
Millions of tons of ash, gases, and debris choked the atmosphere, blocking out the sun and leading to massive global cooling. When this debris began to fall to Earth, it was still so hot that it caused massive wildfires wherever it landed.
This all caused an extinction-level event that wiped out up to 75% of all life on Earth during the Cretaceous Period . If this sounds familiar, it is because this is the asteroid strike widely believed to be responsible for the death of dinosaurs. So, really, this is perhaps one we should be grateful for!
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Have you ever looked up and spotted a long contrail extending across the sky? Have you ever noticed that sometimes they disappear instantaneously or sometimes they spread out and create a cloud cover? Google the terms "Chemtrails" or "Geoengineering" and learn how many methods are used today to create or prevent certain weather patterns, with unknown consequence.
The document "Weather as a Force Multiplier - Owning the Weather by 2025" created for the United States Air Force by military officials outlines the use of weather for military applications:
(December 5, 2015) Mainstream media sources are in so many cases completely omitting extremely dire news from the public and yet these same sources devote excessive coverage to absurd and irrelevent stories. A case in point is Northern California's "Record Searchlight" newspaper. The editor of this publication, Silas Lyons, completely blacked out any coverage whatsoever of the recent major anti climate engineering event in their hometown of Redding, California (even though CBS came all the way from Sacramento to cover the event). Though the Searchlight did find plenty of room in their newspaper to cover "Big Foot". The ongoing climate engineering programs are a real and present danger to the population. Media censorship of such critical information can only be considered criminal behavior. Once the geoengineering issue can no longer be hidden, and the population fully realizes that their media has been an accomplice to crimes which have irreparably harmed them, legal action should then commence against all guilty parties.
Blind denial is also epidemic in the ranks of the environmental communities. On Saturday, November 28th, I attended a Global Climate March in Chico, California that was put on by 350.org. The photos below are of the anti-geoengineering activists that attended the march.
An unfortunately high percentage of the 350.org marchers did not seem to want to know about the massive climate engineering elephant in the room that is mathematically the single greatest climate disrupting component (though of course there are many other factors). In the meantime, while so many choose to stay in their bubble comfort zones, the biosphere is collapsing, the global economy is disintegrating, and we are in free fall toward WWlll. We need everyone that is already awake to help in the effort to sound the alarm, each and every day. Once populations are forced to wake, a paradigm shift will follow. - DW
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Of the countless sources of anthropogenic damage to our once thriving planet, climate engineering is at the top of the list. As the biosphere collapses, industrialized civilization and society will follow, there is no other possibility. The global power structure is preparing for the coming collapse as rapidly as it can, while at the same time fueling the process. Global unrest is accelerating by the day, the "terror attacks" strategy of control by fear should be expected from the power structure. Will WWlll be the the next card played by those in power as they run out of options?
The global economy is free falling into total collapse. Not only is every form of US freight screeching to a halt, the global dry freight index (BDI) is at all time record low levels (the BDI is the most untarnished economic barometer on the planet). The same story holds true for China's container freight which is also plummeting. What happens to the deteriorating glut of global container ships (photo below)? They are consumed by the industrial cancer in massive coastal salvage operations. The unused and obsolete vessels are torn apart under extremely dangerous conditions by a work force that amounts to slave labor. This image is a fitting metaphor to depict industrialized/militarized civilization consuming itself.
While environmental groups and spiritual institutions continue to look the other way in regard to the ongoing atrocities in our skies, the all out weather/ biological warfare assault continues. Is it the fear of losing their "non-profit" status that keeps them silent? All the while the mainstream media weapons of mass distraction are taking their toll on the general populations ability to connect the dots, or even to care at all about what is unfolding around them. Who is behind the atmospheric spraying? Why is it being done? Why aren't we being told about it? The perspectives on these questions are discussed in this episode, and are imperative to consider. The power structure orchestrates the cooperation of those that carry out the climate engineering insanity by convincing them that it is for the greater good, this could not be further from the truth. Climate engineering is decimating our biosphere. On a geologic time scale the horrific damage already inflicted on our planet and atmosphere has occurred in the blink of an eye. Those who believe they will survive if the onslaught continues are not looking through a clear lens. Industrialized/militarized society and the human race has two options, a complete course correction, or near term extinction.
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