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It turned out well. Humans accidentally created a barrier that protects the Earth from radiation

It turned out well. Humans accidentally created a barrier that protects the Earth from radiation 86
Discovered an artificial barrier that surrounds the Earth (Photo: NASA)

NASA scientists have discovered a massive “barrier” around the Earth, formed as a result of the technological activities of mankind – industry, radio communications, nuclear explosions. Despite the fact that this activity negatively affects the planet itself, the impact on the cosmic environment turned out to be positive.

Science Alert magazine tells about the discovery of a group of scientists from the USA and Great Britain.

The discovery makes it clear that the influence of humanity on the environment is not limited to the atmosphere of our planet and spreads further into outer space. The resulting space bubble, oddly enough, plays into the hands of humanity.

The earth is surrounded by two radiation belts that stop cosmic radiation, preventing charged particles from reaching the surface. However, now scientists can talk about the expansion of this barrier – in 2017 they noticed that dangerous solar radiation did not reach the boundaries of natural magnetic belts.

Research into this phenomenon has shown that over the past decades, this barrier has actually stretched the Earth’s magnetic belts further into space, and the fluxes of radiation stop much further than they did back in the 1960s.

The anthropogenic impact on outer space began at the end of the 19th century and reached its peak in the 1960s, when the United States and the USSR began testing nuclear weapons at high altitude. These explosions created an artificial radiation belt around the Earth.

“A series of experiments and observations have shown that under certain conditions, VLF radio signals can actually affect the properties of the high-energy radiation environment around the Earth,” one of the team, Phil Erickson of the MIT Observatory said.

Other factors influencing space were chemical emissions, heating of the ionosphere  – high-frequency waves and the interaction of very low-frequency waves with the radiation belts of the planet. Very low frequency waves, which began to propagate for engineering, scientific and military purposes from the second half of the twentieth century, made the greatest contribution to creating an additional barrier for our planet.

Frequencies of 3-30 kilohertz are too weak to transmit audio signals, but they work well for transmitting encoded messages over long distances and deep under water. They were never used outside of Earth, and it turns out that they penetrated into space and as a result led to the expansion of the protective barrier of the electromagnetic belts.

It is noted that currently the strengthening of the planet’s protection from cosmic radiation is the only positive result of human impact on the environment.


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Polar vortex: “wild” winter is coming in the US, Northern Europe and East Asia after the 16th of January

Polar vortex: "wild" winter is coming in the US, Northern Europe and East Asia after the 16th of January 87

In the upper atmosphere above the North Pole, experts saw a rapidly swirling vortex of cold air that could bring severe frosts to the United States, Northern Europe and East Asia. Serious cold snap and snowy weather are expected after January the 16th.

Snowfalls and a cold snap hit South Korea since the start of 2021, hitting historic snow maximums and temperatures. In the country, for the first time since 1964, television and newer communications are sending people cold snap warnings:

The situation is similar in Japan, where a new snow storm hit historic highs:

On January 7, the thermometer In Beijing dropped to -20 degrees Celsius, breaking the 1966 record. In other regions of China, the temperature is also not sugar, and you can only move around in special uniforms:

The cold even reached Taiwan, where the temperature in some areas dropped below freezing point, snow poured down and people realized that rice terraces can be used as a ski jump:

Even more snow went to Spain, where on January 6, 2021, a temperature of -34.1 ° C was recorded – the lowest on record. After that, a snow storm hit the country, which has not been seen for 80 years:

The same thing happens in Canada and in the northern states of the United States:

It seems that after a stratospheric warming, the subpolar vortex began to split:

The vortex itself is a standard phenomenon. However, this time experts were surprised at his movement. It is possible that in the near future it will be divided into two parts. 

Scientists associate the strange behavior with the changed climate in the Arctic, which has become warmer. From September to December, the amount of ice cover decreased significantly.

The polar vortex is a low-pressure region located in the stratosphere and filled with cold air. When the jet stream of air that holds the vortex weakens, the low pressure area moves south. 

As the ice shrinks, more moisture will move inland. It will turn to snow, so snowfalls are expected. Snow, in turn, reflects heat, leading to a cold snap.

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Hospital in Naples was evacuated after a new, huge sinkhole appeared

Hospital in Naples was evacuated after a new, huge sinkhole appeared 88

Eyewitnesses said they heard a loud crash at dawn when a huge hole in the ground formed outside the Ponticelli Ospedale del Mare hospital in eastern Naples.

Early in the morning of January 8, 2021, a sinkhole occurred in the parking lot of a clinic in Naples. The depth of the formed cavity is about 20 meters, the total area of ​​the hole is about 2,000 square meters.

No casualties were found at the scene; firefighters say the sinkhole “affected an area of ​​about 500 square meters” and engulfed several cars parked near the hospital.

As the press writes and as a little can be seen from the videos, rescuers and firefighters were running around the pit together with the governor of the area.  But who should be there in the forefront are Italian geologists, since Naples stands in the very center of the volcanic system known as the Phlegrean Fields.

If the surface collapsed, moreover – the surface reinforced with concrete and reinforced from below with some kind of communications, then we are talking about serious soil deformations caused by the activity of magma.

Italy has been in doubt since the summer of 2020, because swarms were observed there in very atypical places in May, and according to the forecasts of old Italian seismologists, who had witnessed many strong earthquakes, it should have boomed in the August region.

Fortunately, nothing bad happened to Italy and there was no big earthquake. But, since there are swarms, it means that something is being prepared, the magma is gathering strength. 

Following this particular sinkhole event – an obvious sign that a major earthquake in Italy is already very close.

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A new great pandemic cycle has begun (again) in China

A new great pandemic cycle has begun (again) in China 89

In the first months of 2020, the whole world with a certain fright followed the events unfolding in China, where people fell on the streets during the day and astronauts wandered, and in the evening crematoria began to smoke. And now, with the onset of December, the cycle seems to be repeating itself.

Shunyi area in Beijing, where the authorities announced “wartime status” the day before. As you can see in the videos, thousands of people are lined up in the queue for mandatory testing:

Dalian city, where “wartime” is also declared. Neighborhoods are blockaded, people are walled up in entrances, familiar characters of George Lucas roam the streets:

Chinese ‘rescuers’, before performing a combat mission:

Chengdu City:

Daluo Port, Yunnan – tourists came for adventure and they received the ‘time of their life’ after leaving the ramp:

If something happens in Beijing, it does not mean that tomorrow the same will happen everywhere. However, the trend towards such dynamics is observed and, as the practice of the first wave of the pandemic has shown, all countries and people, to one degree or another, have taken into account the ‘Chinese experience’. 

Therefore, one must think that everything will now be in peace, as in spring – a new global round of the fight against the Covid has begun in China, a new great pandemic cycle!

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