Signs 21 – Awareness and Discretion

| February 6, 2018

Planet X SignsIn January 2018, we published Signs 20 – 2017, Worst Ever for Earthquakes and Fireballs, we presented the final fireball and earthquake trends for all of 2017.

The findings presented in that article were so  bleak, they brought us to the end of the year with a troubling question, “what does this portend for 2018?” The data for January of this year answers this question.

It tells us that the year ahead is going to be punctuated with natural and political disasters as our financial and economic struggles mount as the result of violent events that attend a failing biosphere and the atmosphere chaos of droughts that are certain to influence global farming and food production adversely. This will result in social tensions and resource wars that will exacerbate the impact of natural failures.

But more specifically, what does this mean for those in awareness?  We’ll address this question later on, but for now, let’s see how fireball and earthquake trends for January 2018 stack up.

January 2018 Fireballs

Fireballs are reported worldwide, and the American Meteor Society which is the primary source for North America, for this dataset.

AMS Multistate / Country Fireballs

Multistate/country fireballs, cross the borders of multiple states and countries. This is a critical category in the dataset because of the distance these fireballs must travel to be reported across large geographic areas.

AMS Multistate Fireballs for 1/2018

Given that January 2017 and January 2018 are the same, there is no significant change for this dataset category.

AMS Huge Event Fireballs

It is a commonplace occurrence for Multistate / Country Fireballs to be reported as huge events because a huge event occurs when fireball reports are received from 100 or more eyewitness observers.

AMS Huge Event Fireballs for 1/2018January 2018 is a third higher than the previous year, and equal to January 2016.  As with AMS Multistate / Country Fireballs, here is no significant change for this dataset category.

AMS Monthly Total Fireballs

The monthly total fireballs is the most critical category in this dataset. When we look at the monthly total for fireballs for this five-year study dating back to 2015, we wee that January 2018 represents an all time high for this month.

AMS Monthly Total Fireballs for 1/2018November 2015 stands as the highest month on record in the dataset. However, this one-month does not represent a trend but it is more of an anomalous month.

AMS Total Yearly Fireballs

The total yearly fireballs for the period 2009 through 2017 as repoorted in Signs 20 is shown again below.  This helps give perspective on January 2018.

AMS Total Yearly FireballsIt is stunning to think that the total number of fireballs observed in 2009, is roughly 150% that of just one month – January 2018.  This makes one wonder.  When will a killer hit from the sky?  Meanwhile, beneath our feet the story is equally disturbing.

Earthquakes Since 1997

At the outset of our Signs series, J. P. Jones created a dataset spreadsheet that tracks the total number of earthquakes each month beginning with 1997.  The updated spreadsheet below has been updated with the January 2018 results.

Earthquakes Worldwide Through Jan 2018

What we see witht this table is that January 2018 is the third highest month for earthquakes of all magnitudes dating back to January 1997.

Global Earthquakes of all Magnitudes Jan 2015 to Jan 2018

When we look at annual global earthquakes for all magnitudes for the period January 2015 to Januaryh 2018, the overall trend continues to present a pattern of “normalcy.”

Earthquakes Through 1/2018The statistical variance for the months between January 2015 through January 2018, does not indicate the beginning of a downward trend.

Global Earthquakes of all Magnitudes – Jan 1997 to Dec 2017If we revisit the period of January 1997 through December 2012 for earthquakes of all magnitude, what we see confirms that we are still in the danger zone.

Planet X Foreshadowing

We first introduced the concept of foreshadowing in February 2015 with our article, Planet X Foreshadowing. In that article, we said, “Foreshadowing is a literary device used by authors to hint at what is to come so that the reader can guess ahead.” This category which tracks mainstream reporting was spotty for the most part until late last year. That is until last November. Now the pace is constant. Below is a sample of noteworthy mainstream articles with comments.

The Sun UK, November 17, 2017
THIS IT HOW IT ENDS Thousands of scientists sign terrifying ‘Warning to Humanity’ letter predicting an imminent apocalypse

The world’s brightest minds sketch a bleak picture of the future of Planet Earth. Is it too late to save our species and preserve the environment?

MORE than 15,000 scientists from around the world have signed a terrifying letter warning of an imminent apocalypse.

‘Warning to Humanity’ Letter

The message is called “Warning to Humanity” and is an ominous vision of the grim fate awaiting Planet Earth.

The message updates an original Warning from the Union of Concerned Scientists, which was made in 1992.

Now the global scientific community’s view of the future is even bleaker.

Apart from the hole in the ozone layer, which has now been stabilised, every one of the major threats identified in 1992 has worsened.

Runaway consumption of precious resources by an exploding population remains the biggest danger facing humankind, say the scientists.

They urge “scientists, media influencers and lay citizens” to put pressure on governments to reverse the trend.

A host of environmental calamities are highlighted in the warning notice, including catastrophic climate change, deforestation, mass species extinction, ocean “dead zones”, and lack of access to fresh water.

The critical term in this article is “mass species extinction.” We are presently losing 200 to 300 plant and animal species each day. For example, over half the corals in the world have been bleached to death. The corals are the nurseries for many ocean species, and while there are several reasons for why they are failing, the dominant one is water temperature. However, it does not matter what is killing the coral because one-third of the world depends on corals for protein source species.

The Guardian US Edition, November 18, 2017
Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation

Upsurge in Big Earthquakes Predicted for 2018

Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s rotation could trigger intense seismic activity, particularly in heavily populated tropical regions.

Although such fluctuations in rotation are small – changing the length of the day by a millisecond – they could still be implicated in the release of vast amounts of underground energy, it is argued.

The link between Earth’s rotation and seismic activity was highlighted last month in a paper by Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado in Boulder and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana in Missoula presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.

“The correlation between Earth’s rotation and earthquake activity is strong and suggests there is going to be an increase in numbers of intense earthquakes next year,” Bilham told the Observer last week.

While this article pins the trend on the Earth’s rotation, the explanation for why the Earth’s rotation is not a clean fit with history.

Mother Jones, December 12, 2017
The Arctic Is Warming Faster Than at Any Point in the Past 1,500 Years


The Arctic is warming faster than at any point in the past 1,500 years, according to a federal government report released Tuesday. The report, led by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also found that maximum winter sea ice coverage in the Arctic was the smallest ever recorded.

Arctic Is Warming Faster

The peer-reviewed annual report card, presented at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting, compiled the work of 85 scientists from 12 nations.

“The Arctic is going through the most unprecedented transition in human history,” said Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program, during a press conference.

In 2017, maximum winter sea ice area, measured each March, was the lowest ever observed. Permafrost, the layer of soil that remains frozen in the Arctic, also thawed faster than ever before.

A section of the report based on geological records found that sea ice is now declining, and temperatures warming, at a faster rate than at any other time in the last 1,500 years.

The most worrisome aspect of this article is the early thawing of the Arctic permafrost, because of the vast stores of methane locked beneath the permafrost. Thirty times more power than carbon as a greenhouse gas and the extreme warming of the permafrost is pushing us closer to a runaway global warming via a positive methane feedback loop.

Independent UK, January 17, 2018
Extreme weather the biggest global threat facing humanity, says new report

New ranking suggests environmental risks are now considered to be among the world’s biggest problems

Extreme weather and natural disasters have been ranked as the greatest threats to the planet in a new report, by the World Economic Forum.

Extreme Weather Threat

The international body produces its global risks report every year ahead of its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

In the past, these reports have been dominated by economic risks such market collapses, but environmental threats are now considered the biggest challenges facing humanity.

Along with extreme weather and natural disasters, other environmental threats near the top of the ranking include a failure to manage climate change and biodiversity loss.

Before 2010, environmental risks were never ranked near the top in global risk reports.

The last sentence about the ranking of environmental risks is a huge wakeup call. Especially when we still are debating these risks to benefit wealthy special interests at the expense of all life on the planet.

With that, we’re not ready to answer the question, what does this mean for those in awareness? In a word, “discretion.”

Awareness and Discretion

For those who are in awareness about Planet X, what does 2018 portend? More than ever before, there is a need for discretion. In early 2017, the topic of Planet X was flooded with click bait fear porn. The result of this entertainment content is that those who pander to base instincts are profiting from the very same social factors that Madison Avenue executives adore. Fear and anger and it is paying dividends for them like a stuck slot machine.

However, such entertainment strategies do have downsides, and we’ve begun to see a growing sense of cry wolf exhaustion since the first of the year. Not so much because folks are disgusted with Planet X. They’re not. Rather, they’re exhausted by the waiting that accompanies salacious fear and anger pandering.

Therefore, if you’re in awareness, it is time to look inward. Have you been spending hours each day slogging through this wasteland click bait social media sites and you have nothing to show for it? You may think you have something to show for it but what do you have for all of many hours of being glued to a keyboard? The kind of useful knowledge that will help you buy at least one more day of life during the tribulation? Spare me the hypothetical retorts, because I’m talking about something that is truly useful. Not just a load of crap designed to look helpful, though I’m not unsympathetic.

I know you’re tired. I know you been doing this for a long time and you have been abused by your circle of family and friends. I know you are frustrated with waiting for something significant to happen that will cause your family and friends to get off the dime and listen to you. No wonder you are wasting so much time on content that will do absolutely nothing to help you buy one real day of life during the tribulation.

Well, it is coming, and you have a choice. You can piss and moan (which is fun and easy), or you resolve to be more discerning in 2018 (which is damn boring when compared with fear porn.) No matter what you do. No matter where you look. Always ask yourself this one question with each video you view or article you read, “Is this content giving me the useful knowledge I need to buy at least one more day of life during the tribulation?”

If the answer is no and you keep doing it anyway, then ask yourself this second question. Is my lack of discretion, evidence that I”m not deserving of at least one more day of life during the tribulation?”


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