Latest News: A volcano beneath Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier began erupting on 14th April 2010 for the second time in less than a month, triggering floods and shooting smoke and steam kilometres into the air. Flights in and out of Britain and many other European Airports including some of our own SAA Flights were disrupted on Thursday 15th after a cloud of volcanic ash started drifting across Northern European Airspace.

The 14th April 2010 earthquake struck China’s western Qinghai, rating a magnitude of 6.9 on the moment magnitude scale and was followed by several aftershocks.

The 27th February  2010 Chilean earthquake occurred off the coast of the Maule Region of Chile on February 27, 2010, at 03:34 local time, rating a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale and lasting 90 seconds.

The 12th January 2010 Haiti earthquake was a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, with an epicentre near the town of Léogâne, west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.

Ok is it just me or does there seem to be a global increase in environmental disasters lately? Now I have always been a positive person and have always taken the sensationalist “End of the World” rantings of extreme doomsday prophets with a pinch of salt. The general consensus amongst these individuals is that the end of the world is coming and it’s coming soon, they even have a date, 21st Dec 2012 @ 12:00am. To some people this means a positive, spiritual change. Others consider this as a catastrophic event such as a geomagnetic reversal, asteroid strike, supernova or something more intimate, like a flu pandemic, or a nuclear war.

Looking at the latest stats and the current condition that our own country is in, I‘m starting to sit down and take note of the seriousness of the situation. The Earth is ‘pissed off’-excuse the expression- and if people don’t start changing their lifestyles drastically and soon, I believe that Mother E will do it for us.

What is your take on the situation?

References: News24, Wikipedia

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