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Shipwreck with treasures worth £12.6 BILLION discovered in the Caribbean

It has been described as the ‘holy grail’ of shipwrecks containing one of the most valuable hauls of treasure ever lost at sea.

Named the San Jose, the 18th-century Spanish galleon was found three years ago off the coast of Colombia.

Now new details have emerged about the discovery of the shipwreck, which contains £12.6 billion ($17 billion) worth of treasure.

According to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the San Jose was located by an underwater autonomous robot.

The REMUS 6000 – which also helped find the wreckage of Air France 447 in 2011 – used sonar to find the San Jose in more than 2,000 feet (600 metres) of water.

The institution said it was keeping its involvement in the discovery quiet out of respect for the Colombian government.

The exact location of the shipwreck currently remains a secret due to a legal dispute regarding who owns the wealth of treasures on board.

A Spanish galleon laden with treasures worth £12.6 billion ($17 billion) that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean 300 years ago was found using an autonomous robot, researchers have revealed. Pictured is a photo by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution showing ceramic jars and other items from shipwreck

The 62-gun, three-masted galleon, went down on June 8, 1708, with 600 people on board as well as a treasure of gold, silver and emeralds during a battle with British ships in the War of Spanish Succession.

The San Jose was transporting the booty back to Spain to help finance its war of succession against Britain.

The ship was found submerged off the coast of Baru in what is now Colombia, near the Rosario Islands.

It was discovered in 2015 by a team of international experts, the Colombian Navy and the country’s archaeology institute.

‘We’ve been holding this under wraps out of respect for the Colombian government,’ said Rob Munier, WHOI’s vice president for marine facilities and operations.

The treasure has been the subject of legal battles between several nations as well as private companies.

Several weeks ago, UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, called on Colombia not to commercially exploit the wreck, whose exact location remains a state secret.

Pictured are the cannons from the 300-year-old shipwreck of the Spanish galleon San Jose on the floor of the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Colombia. The Massachusetts-based WHOI was invited to join the search because of its recognised expertise in deep water exploration
The 62-gun, three-masted galleon (pictured), went down on June 8, 1708, with 600 people on board as well as a treasure of gold, silver and emeralds during a battle with British ships in the War of Spanish Succession

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In the Netherlands, people began to be buried in mushroom coffins

This accelerates the decomposition of the body several times.

In the Netherlands, you can continue to help the ecosystem after death by choosing a living mushroom coffin that accelerates the decay of your body. The coffin transforms corpses into compost, which enriches the soil thanks to mycelium.

The idea was coined by Bob Hendrix of the Delft University of Technology. According to him, such a “living cocoon” was the first in the world. 

“This is the world’s first ‘living’ coffin, and last Saturday a deceased person in the Netherlands was composted for the first time and brought back into the cycle of life”

Bob Hendrix

The coffin was the resting place of an 82-year-old woman whose body would decompose within two to three years. The decomposition process in a traditional coffin with lacquered wood and metal handles usually takes over ten years. 

The mushroom coffin itself decomposes within 30-45 days. According to Hendrix, mycelium is the most suitable material for environmentally friendly burial. 

The technology for the production of the coffin includes the collection of moss, the extraction of mycelium from the mushrooms and the addition of wood chips.

The resulting solution hardens in seven days, and then becomes activated again when moisture gets on it. According to Hendrix, this material is a complete organism. 

The bottom of the coffin is covered with moss, which has been added with various soil creatures. This further accelerates the decomposition of the body. 

Hendrix’s startup was named Loop. The scientist has already signed a contract with one of the funeral homes and expects that his work will be a great success. 

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A tourist fell into a fire trap: published a creepy video from California

The video, which was filmed in the Sierra National Forest, located in California, shows how one of the holidaymakers was in the heart of a fire trap.

This vacationer turned out to be just one person out of 207 who were also captured in the fire and were saved in the very last moments. The rescue service came to their aid, which took people to a safe place. 

In the video, which was made by a man on the estate of Jeremy Remington, you can clearly see how cars burn, and the flame is getting closer to tourists and its speed is noticeably increasing.

People were in a real trap. Fire surrounded them on all sides, and the roads that could be driven were destroyed. According to the information provided by the Emergency Situations Department, work to rescue tourists began on Saturday evening and continued until Sunday morning. 

More than 20 people had to be transported to hospitals. Two of the victims were in critical condition and required immediate medical attention. At the same time, two people who were vacationing in the National Forest refused the proposed evacuation.

The scale of the wildfire that started on Friday is not too large. But at the same time, the fire managed to destroy more than 71 square miles of forest. By the middle of Saturday, due to the increase in the rate of spread of fire, a 7 times larger area was destroyed. 

On Sunday morning, it was possible to stop the fire by no more than 5%, so the work continued actively and further.

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Great solar minimum and the onset of the Little Ice Age

Niels-Axel Mörner is the former head of the Department of Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics at Stockholm University. He retired in 2005 and has since dedicated his days to refuting the global warming bullshit as well as warning of an impending Great Solar Minimum.

From 1997 to 2003, Moerner led the INTAS project on geomagnetism and climate. The project concluded that in the middle of the 21st century we should return to a new solar minimum with climatic conditions of the Little Ice Age.

In 2015, Moerner’s study “Approaching New Great Solar Minimum and Climatic Conditions of the Little Ice Age” was published. 

The conclusions are that by 2030–2040 the Sun will experience a new large solar minimum. 

During the previous large solar minima – the Sperer Minimum (1440-1460), the Maunder Minimum (1687-1703), and the Dalton Minimum (1809-1821) – climatic conditions worsened and the Little Ice Age began.

During the last three large solar minimums – the Sperer, Maunder and Dalton minimums – the global climate has experienced Little Ice Age conditions. Arctic waters penetrated south as far as Central Portugal and Europe experienced harsh climatic conditions. The ice cover of the Arctic has expanded significantly.

We now have data indicating that by 2030-2040. A New Great Solar Minimum will come, which, by analogy with past minimums, will lead to a significant deterioration of the climate with the expansion of ice in the Arctic and global cooling.

All this excludes the theory of global warming, instead of warming, we will face a new Little Ice Age .

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