The Weddell Sea: Earth’s Yoni

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The Weddell Sea is located in the top west region of Antarctica.

There is a reason for climate change that is not man-made in origin. The Earth is undergoing a great change – and the centre of the change is located below the Weddell Sea in Antarctica.

Quoting from Earth Mother Our Womb of Life:

As noted, our Earth Mother is now in labor to birth Her Core. The cradle of the changes in the world’s climate is the Weddell Sea in West Antarctica. The Weddell Sea is the Earth’s yoni, the point where her Core will come out. So understandably, there is a lot of activity going on under the Weddell Sea floor, as the Earth’s time to give birth draws nearer. The heat produced by the Earth’s inner laboring rises to the surface through Her birth canal into the Antarctic, where the atmosphere and ocean currents there are altered. This is the true cause of global warming, not greenhouse gases, which cannot adequately explain the rising earthquake and volcanic activity in the world.

The global warming and severe weather would be occurring even if we were not an industrial, fossil fuel driven culture. Science does not always correctly distinguish between environmental changes which are caused by Nature, and those which are caused by man. The warming which is melting the ice shelves in West Antarctica is one case of mistaken identity.

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How can changes in the Antarctic atmosphere and ocean currents cause climatic change? The world climate is very sensitive to the extent of the winter sea ice, which normally increases during winter. Sea ice insulates the ocean from the atmosphere, stabilizes the surface water, and maintains a balanced Antarctic atmosphere. A balanced Antarctic atmosphere is important to a balanced world atmosphere. Lately, the Antarctic atmosphere has been increasingly agitated. Higher than normal (and climbing) ocean temperatures and rapidly melting ice is disturbing the atmosphere.

Less sea ice results in reduced reflection and insulation. This has a direct effect on the Antarctic atmosphere, causing local weather changes which impact on the world’s climate. In other words, the sea ice-pack stabilizes ocean conditions, and stable ocean conditions maintain a stable world atmosphere. Previously, stable polar conditions exerted a balancing influence over the Earth’s climate. Now, increasing temperatures in the Antarctic translate into large fluctuations in world temperatures, as well as increasingly severe typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.

Presently, the amount of heat lost to the Antarctic atmosphere is significant. The greatest consistent rise in temperature in the Southern Hemisphere is taking place in the vicinity of the Weddell Sea, where the meteorological records of the British Antarctic Survey, Faraday Research Station, show a rise in mean annual air temperature of 2.5° C. Though this figure may appear small, in terms of the affect on sea ice, and the atmosphere, it is great. The mystery of the changing world climate is not really a mystery, and man is not to be blamed. A butterfly is flapping its wings in Antarctica.

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british antarctic surveyThe book states that the British Antarctic Survey records an average rise in air temperature of 2.5° C – but their most recent figures show an even higher rise of 2.8 °C! The image on the left is from the Antarctic Peninsula page on the British Antarctic Survey website. Under the heading “Observed changes” it states:

“Since records began, 50 years ago, mean annual temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula have risen rapidly. A total increase in mean annual air temperatures, of around 2.8 °C makes this the most rapidly warming region in the Southern Hemisphere – comparable to rapidly warming regions of the Arctic.”

There is an abundance of data on the internet concerning climactic temperatures rises in Antarctica and across the globe, but in this post I want to focus on a different kind of temperature rise at a very specific location – the deep waters of the Weddell Sea.

Will the Earth soon eject its Core through the Weddell Sea?

Mike's book pg 34-35

Mk’s bk pg 34-35 – British Antarctic Survey press release 1995

IMG_1022The image above contains articles from 2 sources. The first (on the left of the picture) is a press release from the British Antarctic Survey, 27 February 1995. The press release was written just after the Prince Gustav Channel ice shelf disintegrated (it was located at the tip of the peninsula indicated by a black arrow). This was the beginning of the Antarctic melt in the area around the Weddell Sea. There is a very interesting quote in the press release:

“The large Ronne [indicated by the red arrows] and Ross ice shelves, cover areas the size of Spain and are up to 2000 m thick. … A huge increase in air temperature would be required before these large ice shelves succumb to the same type of collapse as those on the Antarctic Peninsula. Such an event is unlikely in the near future.

And yet that is exactly what is happening!

The Ronne Ice Shelf is melting. Quoting from the second article in the image above: ‘New Weakness in Antarctic Ice Sheet Discovered‘  (09 May 2012) on the “Live Science” website:

“The Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea is somewhat sheltered from the open sea, but the new research suggests that warm ocean currents could soon invade its underbelly, melting the shelf from below. “The Weddell Sea was not really on the screen because we all thought that, unlike the Amundsen Sea, its warm waters would not be able to reach the ice shelves,” said study researcher Hartmut Hellmer. 

The Ronne ice shelf was not expected to melt because it is so thick – up to 2 km thick. The video below from NASA illustrates the ice shelves in western Antarctica, and it is coloured to show the thickness of the ice – blue means less than 200 m thick and red means more the 550 m thick. The two largest ice shelves are the Ross and Ronne – the first is the Ross and the second is the Ronne (located in the Weddell Sea). Note how thick the Ronne ice shelf is.

As stated on Live Science website (see quote above), the ice shelf appears to be melting from underneath. A 2012 press release from the British Antarctic Survey entitled: “Warm ocean currents cause majority of ice loss from Antarctica” states:

“Reporting this week (Thursday 26 April) in the journal Nature, an international team of scientists led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has established that warm ocean currents are the dominant cause of recent ice loss from Antarctica. New techniques have been used to differentiate, for the first time, between the two known causes of melting ice shelves — warm ocean currents attacking the underside, and warm air melting from above.

Researchers used 4.5 million measurements made by a laser instrument mounted on NASA’s ICESat satellite to map the changing thickness of almost all the floating ice shelves around Antarctica, revealing the pattern of ice-shelf melt across the continent. Of the 54 ice shelves mapped, 20 are being melted by warm ocean currents, most of which are in West Antarctica.”

So most of the ice shelves melting from underneath are in West Antarctica – the location of the Weddell Sea. How do they know the melt is from warm waters underneath?

“In most places in Antarctica, we can’t explain the ice-shelf thinning through melting of snow at the surface, so it has to be driven by warm ocean currents melting them from below.” ~ Dr Hamish Pritchard, lead author, British Antarctic Survey

It appears to be a solution of elimination – the melt is not from above, so it must be from below. Thereby warm ocean currents are blamed. But Dr. Pritchard asks an interesting question:

“But this does raise the question of why this is happening now.” ~ Dr Pritchard

His team believe it is caused by changes in wind patterns, but I wonder if there is not an alternative and perhaps better explanation – the warming of the deep waters of the Weddell Sea.

Mk's bk pg 32-33 – Changes in Weddell Sea – Weather Gone Wild

Mk’s bk pg 32-33 – Changes in Weddell Sea – Weather Gone Wild

Quoting from a 2011 Science Daily an article (pictured above) entitled, ‘Investigations of Changes in Weddell Sea Habitat: Research ship Polarstern returns from Antartica‘ :

“Nearly 200 researchers from institutes in 15 countries took part in the expedition. The oceanographers on board conducted measurements showing that warming of the water in the deep Weddell Sea continues further…

The Weddell Sea in the Atlantic sector of Antarctica is a favourite place for German polar research. Oceanographers, for instance, operate a network of moorings and floats with sensitive sensors that determine temperature, salt concentration and thickness of sea ice. To read out the data and maintain the equipment, the moorings have to be replaced. The floats transmit their data by means of satellites. Expansion of this measurement network was one of the focal points of the cruise leg headed by oceanographer Dr. Eberhard Fahrbach. “An initial evaluation of the measurement data shows that the temperature down to great depths of the Weddell Sea continues to rise,” states Fahrbach.

According to Fahrbach, the temperature in the Weddell Sea has risen by six hundreds of a degree on average across the entire water column in the last 26 years. “This temperature rise seems small,” says Fahrbach, “but because it extends down to great depths, it entails a considerable heat volume that is stored in the ocean.

There are many other scientific articles and research papers online that discuss the warming of the deep waters of the Weddell Sea – as well as other unusual happenings including a surge in fresh water on the surface and the Antarctic bottom water disappearing. Something is happening in the Weddell Sea and scientists are not sure what it is.

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There is one last piece of evidence I would like to present that has nothing to do with climate change – and everything to do with a birth canal in the Weddell Sea. The image below comes from a University of Texas article, entitled “Scientists Discover New Site of Potential Instability in West Antarctic Ice Sheet“. Excerpts from the article include:

“Using ice-penetrating radar instruments flown on aircraft, a team of scientists from the U.S. and U.K. have uncovered a previously unknown sub-glacial basin nearly the size of New Jersey beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) near the Weddell Sea. 

“If we were to invent a set of conditions conducive to retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, this would be it,” said Don Blankenship, senior research scientist at The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Geophysics and co-author on the new paper. “With its smooth bed that slopes steeply toward the interior, we could find no other region in West Antarctica more poised for change than this newly discovered basin at the head of the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf. 

“This is a significant discovery in a region of Antarctica that at present we know little about,” said Professor Martin Siegert of the University of Edinburgh, who led the project. “The area is on the brink of change, but it is impossible to predict what the impact of this change might be without further work enabling better understanding of how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet behaves.”

Two features of the basin, which is entirely below sea level, are particularly worrisome to scientists: First, like a cereal bowl, its edges slope down steeply. Second, the bed of the basin on which the ice rests is smooth. There are few big bumps, or “pinning points,” to hold back sliding ice.

The newly discovered basin covers 20,000 square kilometers (7,700 square miles), nearly the size of New Jersey, and is well below sea level, nearly 2 kilometers (about 1.2 miles) deep in places.”

Bottom Image: This radar image of bedrock elevation reveals the new sub-glacial basin (purple and blue regions). The basin is divided into two components (A and B) and lies just inland of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet's grounding line (black line), where streams of ice flowing toward the Weddell Sea begin to float. Top Image: White box indicates location of bottom image. Pine Island Glacier (PIG) and Thwaites Glacier—two parts of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet previously studied by the U.S. and U.K. researchers—drain into the Amundsen Sea. From the University of Texas

Bottom Image: This radar image of bedrock elevation reveals the new sub-glacial basin (purple and blue regions). The basin is divided into two components (A and B) and lies just inland of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet’s grounding line (black line), where streams of ice flowing toward the Weddell Sea begin to float. Top Image: White box indicates location of bottom image. From the University of Texas

The article and image above is based on a May 2012 paper in Nature Geoscience entitled “Steep reverse bed slope at the grounding line of the Weddell Sea sector in West Antarctica“. The final sentence in the abstract reads:

“Evidence so far suggests that the Weddell Sea sector of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been stable, but in the light of our data we propose that the region could be near a physical threshold of substantial change.”

Yes, we are on the threshold of substantial change. And hopefully you will recognise the true causes of these changes as the predictions unfold. To learn more have a look at my previous post called “Earth Changes: Purification Time – Is Our Earth in Labour” where I discuss the growing number and severity of geological disturbances, including earthquakes, the slowing of the Earth’s rotation and the weakening of the Earth’s magnetic field – all of which can be related to changes in the Earth’s Core – the coming birth.

Change is afoot
From deep underfoot
Evolution beckons

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