Bouncing climate

Bouncing climate

Have you ever heard about global warming?

I think it’s a bit hot nowadays, but that’s only because I’ve spent the last month monitoring  by myself, with the help of some useful satellite based database tools, things related to all of us, regardless of our individual circumstances, circumstances like age, gender, race, economical status, or geographical location. Things like global temperature ranges (maximum – minimum values) for instance.

There has been an average temperature of six degrees Celsius above zero in Punta Arenas, Chile, and a pretty few latitudes alike for the whole of the last month. For those of you who don’t know exactly where Punta Arenas is, I’ll tell you it is next to Antarctica. Six degrees Celsius above zero in Punta Arenas latitudes, Chile , in my humble opinion, bearing in mind that in August there, is winter, is hot as hell.

Besides this, the Bardarbunga volcano system in Iceland has been quaking at a pace of twice or three times a day since August the seventeenth, even Icelanders are scared.

I’ve been reading a little about the subject. If you use the monitoring systems provided by the Instituto Geografico Nacional, http://www.IGN.es (that’s National Geographical Institute), the NASA Terrametrics Satellite for Emergency and Disaster Information Service,  http://www.emsc-csem.org/ , and http://www.seismicportal.eu/ which is a webpage that provides a database with which you can make searches filtered by date, period of time, magnitude, location and some other parameters, the situation is really worrying.

In fact, as I am seeing it now, and believe me, I know what I am saying, if we, humans, don’t do something about it, and do it soon as a blink, everything will be swept from the surface of this planet.

I started worrying when I heard on TV that more than twenty trees had fallen in the city centre in Madrid, the capital city of Spain this summer. Spain, a country with more or less forty-five million inhabitants next to Portugal, France, and Africa, despite the efforts of the gardening team in El Retiro, a park in the very heart of the city, the jewel park next to El Prado Museum. I made a search on the location of these events with Google Maps and drawn a clearly neat line on their pathway.

Then, as always, I kept calm, and searched for information. According to geological and mining maps, the Castellana-Prado-Recoletos axis, and that’s the same as saying Fifth Avenue in New York, was built upon a type of soil known to geologists as terrace soil. This means it consists of sedimentary materials, which settled down there during the Tertiary Era, thousands of years ago. In the city centre, there are three main zones of this type of soil; Manzanares terrace, which is next to Manzanares river, and other two which run almost parallel and end up joining the Manzanares terrace, more or less where the Planetarium of Madrid is, one of them being the Castellana-Prado-Recoletos axis.

Unfortunately, the line I drew on my quest on Google Maps regarding the events occurred with falling trees and falling pieces of debris from buildings  in Madrid these late days runs upon these types of soils.

The idea is Madrid is running out of water and its ground is moving steadily and, by now, gently. The soil is very dry, and trees are running out of earth because they don’t feel comfortable where they are. Temperatures range has raised continuously over the last decades on the average, rainfalls are less frequent and more heavy, that leads to droughts and floods alternatively, with compression and expansion of soil materials which results in cracklings in the aquifers, but that is not only happening in Madrid, it is happening all over the world.

And there is a seismic response on all these changes; Curie’s temperature. That, regardless of who or when it was noticed for the first time, means there are materials which beyond a range of temperatures change their magnetic properties, resulting in according variations on amplitude of their waveforms, just as a big tweeter would vibrate according to variations on electromagnetic field; a really huge amplifier system.

Gadolinium and arsenide manganate (III) (among other substances) are the most sensitive, because the Curie’s temperature is the temperature present, depending on latitudes, in standard natural conditions for those two. Besides there is a very huge problem: salty water. Salt in the poles decreases in concentration due to temperature ranges: the colder, the less concentration in salt. Before ice is formed, water must precipitate (lose) salt contained into it, and that occurs at one atmosphere of pressure and at sea level at minus 28 degrees Celsius (-28 + 273.15 Kelvins), and that means nowadays in Punta Arenas latitudes salinity is much higher than it should be (usually they have twenty-something degrees Celsius  below zero there this time of the year). Salinity increase means there are more ions dissolved into water, besides whereas pure water has no magnetic properties (diamagnetism), salty water becomes also paramagnetic water, this means it becomes sensitive to electromagnetic fields, and that, relating to oceans, is a huge danger for all of us all over the world no matter who or where we are.

Bardarbunga volcano system in Iceland is saying out loud, ‘it’s enough’. It’s fed up with global warming and vibrating to the fiords accordingly to it’s disappointment with we humans. Cross your fingers and say your prayers and may it be not too late to put a remedy.

And what can we do?

Well, in my humble opinion, what we can do is try telling the planet where it has to vent out its heat in the less harmful way for all of us instead of let himself arrange it on its own because if it does it on its own, damage will be much worse, it doesn’t know where nuclear facilities are situated, for instance, and even if it did it wouldn’t give a damn about it.

And here comes my recipe for all of us: geothermal electricity stations. Many, small to medium size (not big stations as ever…), and all over the world. That would vent out planet’s heat and would not add heat to the problem. It is profitable, which unfortunately is the only thing some people weigh when it comes to put a solution to a problem, and would provide energy for all of us.

And, of course it must be planned really, really carefully in order not to beat a vein of disaster, just as they have done not so long ago near Castellón coast, triggering Vinaros seismical crisis, which burst out as an undesired side effect related to fossil fuel industry residues handling.

Some tectonic faults are active, like Japan‘s region for example, which can easily be seen above oceans surface on any map situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Right now Mauna Loa volcano (Hawaii, Middle Pacific Ocean), the biggest one in the whole world, is at peak activity too. Dangerous though it is an old acquaintance of us.

More info at http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29136747

Some are old inactive tectonical faults. They are old and inactive, but such faults are ‘veins for disaster’. Inactive faults run all over the world, including Eurasian and African tectonic plates, but some of them are enormous and not very difficult to see using Google Maps satellite view mode, or other tools with which you can check bathymetry (height values lower than the sea level) levels for under the sea floors. For smaller ones there are a lot of geological maps and studies by geographical institutions where you can search for the ground under your feet composition and structures.

May God hear me and help all of us to vent out the problem.

 

Acerca de María Cristina Alonso Cuervo

I am a teacher of English who started to write this blog in May 2014. In the column on the right I included some useful links and widgets Italian is another section of my blog which I called 'Cornice Italiana'. There are various tags and categories you can pick from. I also paint, compose, and play music, I always liked science, nature, arts, language... and other subjects which you can come across while reading my posts. Best regards.
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