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Tsiolkovsky’s prophecy, published a hundred years later, made society shudder. He predicted the future with terrifying accuracy: “The animals are gone. There is only one man left.”

Almost a hundred years ago, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky pondered what the future holds for humanity. Then his words sounded like tempting and a little scary, but absolutely unreal fantasy. However, today we see with horror: most of Tsiolkovsky’s predictions have already come true. 

Internet users noted that each person has a way to influence the situation.

Environmental disasters occur almost every day in the world.

At the same time, a lot of animals were exterminated by man: according to new data, 844 species have disappeared from the face of the Earth over the past 500 years. Moreover, the most massive extinction of fauna occurs in recent decades.

Meanwhile, scientists warn that the death of animals, if it continues further, will affect humans. It is not only about the availability of food, but also about the ecological balance that has already been disrupted on the planet.

Here is just one example from our reality: huge whales are massively washed ashore and die in hundreds. Not so long ago, a similar egregious incident occurred in Norway.

Almost a hundred years ago, the scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky drew attention to this. The founder of theoretical cosmonautics predicted the grave consequences of human impact on nature at that time.

He wrote the article “My ideas of monism in [19] 24 year”, where he predicted the constant growth of population on Earth.

The inventor of the first Russian space rocket proposed two ways of human development in the future due to overpopulation: to equip life on other planets, and also to artificially regulate the number of people.

If you do not protect the environment, Tsiolkovsky noted, then the climate and atmosphere on Earth will change, and almost all animals will be exterminated.

“The animals are gone. There is only one person left,” the scientist painted such a frightening picture.

Tsiolkovsky added that people will have to eat only vegetable food.

However, the inventor of the rocket expressed the hope that the descendants of people would still not allow this and make the world look like a bright dream.

“I want your life to be a bright dream of the future, never ending happiness,” Tsiolkovsky wrote in his notes. However, the world that he described and in which we now live, for some reason does not look very much like a bright dream.

Netizens admitted that such a prophecy greatly scared them.

“Sounds scary”, “It’s scary and actually true”, “It is in our power to make this world a better place. Pay attention at least to the little things, because you can reduce the amount of plastic used, plant trees on volunteer programs, sign petitions in favor of the environment, ”“ We must start with ourselves and support those who make the environment better, ” some users commented.


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Scientists – It is much colder today than in the last 8,000 years

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Undisputed temperature reconstructions from around the world show that for much of the Holocene (last 10,000 years), the planet was much warmer than it is today.

Kenneth recently wrote how many new studies of glacier and sea ice sizes show that Iceland is 2-4 ° C colder today than it has been in the past 8,000 years. Only the late 19th century was a little colder.

This post was posted on WUWT and the author provided additional graphics there from other parts of the world showing that the early Holocene was warmer around the world.

First, South America, which shows 100 years ago that it was much warmer from the 1930s to the 1950s than it is today:

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Next, we have a 7000-year reconstruction of the Canadian Arctic temperature:

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Note that, as many of us already know, the Arctic was much warmer in the early Holocene than it is today.

Finally, let’s take a look at the Swiss Alps, which are 9,000 years old:

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Here we see that today it is very cold in the Alps compared to the early Holocene. Old tree trunks found under the glaciers confirm this.

A WUWT reader added that he has “a lot more of this type of graphs, which show very clearly that the whole wolrld has been much warmer for much of the last 10,000 years than it is now.”

And there are really a lot of them!

Medieval warm period, confirmed by hundreds of works

Sebastian Lüning’s remarkable and outstanding Medieval Warm Period reference map, shows hundreds of climatic reconstructions from this period. There we find a lot of research that shows that there is nothing unusual about today’s climate compared to what it was 1000 years ago.

Here are 80 charts from 58 peer-reviewed articles showing the same.


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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 99

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 100

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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