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Posted by edro on July 11, 2012

FIRE-EARTH DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,344 Days Left

ROCKETING UP: Index of Human Impact on Nature (HIoN)

Fire-Earth and EDRO models show

As of end-June 2012, the CASF Index of Human Impact on Nature (HIoN), an index for calculating the human impact on the planetary life support systems, stood at an astoundingly high level of 285. In other words, the anthropogenic impact on the living environment has now exceeded 2.85 times the planet’s diminishing carrying capacity. 

“According to HIoN projections, our cities and population centers could become almost entirely unsustainable by as early as 2015.”

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Global Collapse Update

Posted by edro on May 31, 2012

Japan’s collapse rate is accelerating

Based on their models, FIRE-EARTH Moderators have posted the following forecast:

FIRE-EARTH FORECAST:  The rate of Japan’s collapse to intensify.

  • Current: 0.067
  • Forecast: 0.083
  • EHC: 0.117

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Volcanic Eruptions and Earth’s Energy Budget

Posted by edro on June 15, 2009

Sarychev Peak a Russian Volcano in Matua Island, central Kurils,  spewed  two ash plumes

sarychev Peak june 14 UTC
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead at 2:10 p.m. local time (2:10 a.m. UTC). The volcano had apparently produced a high-altitude ash plume. In this photo-like image, the brown ash plume forms a circular opaque cloud immediately southwest of Ostrov Matua, casting a large shadow to the north. Farther away from the summit, thinner ash plumes mingle with clouds. Clouds and ash swirl in von Karman vortices west of the volcanic island. The red outline along the ash cloud’s edge indicates a hotspot of high surface temperature resulting from volcanic activity. NASA image courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Michon Scott.

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In the Majestic Earth’s Service: Sarychev Peak Spews Two Plumes of Ash, Helping to Balance Earth’s Energy Budget

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