Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us
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Krakatoa – No plant growth for 2 years
By Michael Relfe
This is in the opening page of “Catastrophe”
by David Keys, 1999, a book that should have been on the best seller lists but
very few people know of. This article is an attempt to summarize that book and
discuss some of the implications.
The contemporary Roman historian Procopius described the mystery climatic disaster: “The sun gave forth its light without brightness like the moon during this whole year.”
Sixth century historian and prominent church leader John of Ephesus wrote of 535 AD in his ‘Historiae Ecclesiasicae’ (‘Church Histories’), “There was a sign from the sun, the like of which had never been seen and reported before. The sun became dark and its darkness lasted for 18 months. Each day, it shone for about four hours, and still this light was only a feeble shadow. Everyone declared that the sun would never recover its full light again.”
Another 6th Century writer Zacharias of Mytilene wrote, “The sun began to be darkened by day and the moon by night.”
A Roman official known as John the Lydian reported that “the sun became dim for nearly the whole year.”
In Italy a Senior local civil servant, Cassiodorus Sentaro wrote in 536, “We marvel to see no shadows of ourselves at noon….We have had a spring without mildness and a summer without heat.”
According to Keys, this one global disaster directly or indirectly caused the deaths of a huge percentage of the world’s population. It indirectly affected the politics on every continent and contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. The 100-year period after it occurred is the heart of history’s so-called Dark Ages.”
In 536 the Japanese Great King Senka wrote, “Yellow gold and ten thousand strings of cash cannot cure hunger. What avails a thousand boxes of pearls to him who is starving of cold?”
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When Yellowstone blows, Las Vegas and Phoenix will be covered with a three foot layer of ash, says Keys.
So long as you don't live within a very large
radius of the volcano itself, you will not be killed immediately. However, a BBC
documentary said that one super volcano killed animals by covering them with ash
1,600 km (1,000 miles) away!. So it is clear that if Yellowstone blows a big
one, it will wipe out about half of the US.
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