by Laura Knight-Jadczyk
14 March 2008
Today I'm going to write a letter; a
letter to all our readers. I'm also going to include a transcript of
a very interesting letter SOTT.net has received from Prof. Victor Clube.
I hope that these letters will change your life, your future,
and mine as well.
Here at SOTT.net, we have been pretty busy working on our legal
defense, as if you couldn't guess!
I'm sure that everyone notices
that we are nowhere near our goal for having enough funds to cover
this expense. All of you just remember, if 1,000 people can donate
$100.00 each, we are in the clear. If 2,000 people donate $50 each,
we are in the clear. And certainly, with over 10,000 of you reading
this site every day, we ought to be able to do that!
Just keep in mind what you would be missing if we were gone! Who
else would spend days, weeks, months and even years digging down to
the deepest levels of our reality to bring you reports and analyses
of what is really going on? After all, it is not just a matter of
the political chaos out there; there are cosmic reasons for that
chaos and historical cycles demonstrate clearly that times such as
these generally manifest other symptoms that we all need to be aware
Did you catch this one?
Mysterious Meteorites Stymie
Scientists, followed by this one:
Meteorites may be remnants of
destroyed dwarf planet?
They are both about the same meteorites
and the suggestion that there was once another planet in the solar
system that was destroyed at some point is something that we here have speculated about for years now.
Speaking of missing planets, did you read this one: Mission to the
Forgotten Planets? Amazing how long it takes science to catch up
with "inspired utterances" isn't it?
Speaking of science "catching up," have a look at this: Utah Crater
Mystery Cracked where we read:
"The very controversial debate about Upheaval Dome's origin has
lasted nearly a century, over the course of which extremely
different hypotheses (gradualism versus catastrophism) have been
proposed," report Buchner and Kenkmann.
The debate has, in fact, reflected a historical divide of ideas in
geology over those decades.
On one hand there were the "gradualists" who adhered to the idea
that just about everything we see on the planet today is the result
of gradual processes still at work - glaciers moving, rains
falling, rivers flowing, etc. Gradualism was considered heretical
when it was proposed by James Hutton in the late 18th century
because it implies the Earth was tremendously older than some
Biblical scholars had claimed.
These Biblical scholars cited such catastrophes as Noah's flood to
explain such geological oddities as marine fossils atop mountains.
These early "catastrophists" tended to ignore evidence that went
against their Biblical interpretation of the geological record. In
other words, they weren't very scientific.
As a result, geologists are trained to tread very carefully wherever
extraordinary events are being called on to explain geological
features. The trouble is, of course, there are some things like
Upheaval Dome, which are, as we now know, genuine creations of
extraordinary - albeit non-Biblical - catastrophic events.
Wow! Who'da thunk it? Catastrophes?
Speaking of catastrophes then and since and future, take a look at
this one: "Giant Fireball Impact in Peru Upends Meteorite Theory"
and this one
"How The Peruvian Meteorite Made It To Earth."
latter article informs us:
Scientists have determined the Carancas fireball was a stony
meteorite - a fragile type long thought to be ripped into pieces as
it enters the Earth's atmosphere and then leaves little more than a
whisper of its journey.
Yet the stony meteorite that struck Peru survived its passage mostly
intact before impact.
"This just isn't what we expected," Schultz
said. "It was to the point that many thought this was fake. It was
completely inconsistent with our understanding how stony meteorites
They thought it was a fake!
And in the case of Upheaval Dome,
they've spent a century debating it. It all sounds like nobody
really knows what they are doing, doesn't it? But then, why are they
doing this: No, it's not a joke! Plans for 'doomsday ark' on the
I've been saying for years now that "Something
Wicked This Way Comes." I find it curious that this
lawsuit comes at exactly the time when I am getting deeper and
In this series, we have learned that there is a lot of evidence that
our planet undergoes cataclysmic bombardment a lot more often than
most scientists and scholars and the general public thinks or
Awareness of the possibility of large impact events on Earth,
although long present among a handful of the most imaginative
thinkers, has come of age in this century as a result of studies of
Arizona's Meteor Crater and the Tunguska fireball of June 30, 1908,
in Siberia, spacecraft observations of cratering on Earth and other
rocky bodies, and astronomical surveys of the near-Earth asteroid
and comet populations.
Appreciation of the effects of large impacts
has developed in response to these studies and to the unclassified
literature on the effects of large nuclear weapons. [...]
[T]he most intensively studied impact phenomenon, impact cratering,
is of limited importance, due to the rarity and large mean time
between events for crater-forming impacts. Almost all events causing
property damage and lethality are due to bodies less than 100 meters
in diameter, almost all of which, except for the very largest and
strongest, are fated to explode in the atmosphere...
explosions greater than 1 gigaton TNT are rare on this short of a
time scale, we are forced to conclude that the complex behavior of
smaller bodies is closely relevant to the threat actually
experienced by contemporary civilization. [...]
[T]he large majority of lethal events (not of the number of
fatalities) are caused by bodies that are so small, so faint, and so
numerous that the cost of the effort required to find, track,
predict, and intercept them exceeds the cost of the damage incurred
by ignoring them.
(John S. Lewis, Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Lunar and
Planetary Laboratory, Co-director of the NASA/University of Arizona
Space Engineering Research Center, and Commissioner of the Arizona
State Space Commission in:
Comet and Asteroid Impact Hazards on a
Populated Earth, 2000; Academic Press)
The above statement by John Lewis pretty much sums up the
conclusions of all the research into Comet and Asteroid Hazards that
has been going on in a frenzied way for the past 14 years or so.
ones we really have to worry about, the ones that will kill people
on the planet in random, unforeseen disasters, probably can't be
seen and are too numerous for it to be cost effective to try to find
and deal with them. In other words, the public is abandoned to their
fate. Not only abandoned, but a deliberate policy of concealment of
the facts is clearly in place.
As I have mentioned before, considering the nature of the topic and
the obvious efforts to marginalize it, to cover it up and transfer
it to the realm of "crazy conspiracy theories" or worse, we had some
concern about Professor Victor Clube, author of The Cosmic Winter
and the paper addressed to the European Office of Aerospace Research
and development, dated June 4, 1996, entitled: The Hazard to
Civilization from Fireballs and Comets who seemed to have sort of
I wrote in
Part Four of this series:
As I have continued to dig into this subject triggered by reading
Victor Clube's paper: The Hazard to Civilization from Fireballs and
Comets, it sure appears that I have opened a can of worms.
report two things at this point:
1) there is a lot of covert
research going on about this subject
2) Victor Clube, himself,
seems to have disappeared
We've got some researchers digging on
that right now and I'll report back later. It could be the guy just
retired, but for the moment, it does seem a bit mysterious
considering the things he has written on the topic to hand.
It turns out that Victor Clube HAS retired.
One of the SOTT editors
who is a climate researcher at a major U.S. research facility
undertook to try to find Clube and eventually received a FAXed
letter from the good professor which I am quoting here in part:
2008 Feb 15
I note that my health is questioned and I hasten to admit its
comparative rudeness! ... In fact I still like to think my apparent
inactivity is not quite as total as a Google search might be
First, I should say your references to the (cosmically complacent)
paleoclimate community and to my otherwise unread narrative report
to the USAF European office strike a very considerable chord with
me. After all neither Ms Victoria Cox nor your good self can be
aware how very much Bill and I had reason to appreciate the timely
injection of USAF funds at a time when the line of research we
championed appeared to be successfully closed down by the UK
Thus we were both in turn obliged to
relinquish our career posts at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh on
account of this line of research - which gave rise to our
reincarnation at a more tolerant haven namely my alma mater
Also, whilst I broadly accept your commentary regarding the role of
"national elites" in the face of near-Earth threats, I am quite
certain the elites in practice currently know VERY "much LESS than
they let on" and that the situation for humanity is dire. Any
comfort you may draw from the opposite opinion seems to me to be
Thus although the globally modest efforts to
assess the NEO threat with telescopes by a few semi-enlightened
national administrations (eg USA) or by a few private enterprises (eg
Gates) are certainly to be commended, I look upon this aspect of the
NEO threat as basically intermittent and therefore more or less
symbolic so far as generally more urgent and still largely
undetected low mass NEO flux (which is demonstrably climatological
in its effect) is concerned.
This particular threat (evidently
responsible for our planet's evolving glacial/interglacial condition
during the past 3 million years) is of course 'fundamentally'
ignored by the current Body Scientific and hence by most of humanity
Why is the Body Scientific so misguided? Basically, in my view,
because many these days are unaware 'two' secular versions of
natural philosophy have arisen since the West's renaissance when
Plato's works were reintroduced, essentially substantiating a
zodiacal circulation of gods apparently ancestral to the European
Following the invention of telescopes and the undigested revelation
that zodiacal gods appeared non-existent (Galileo), the elite began
to invoke transcendental divinity whilst rejecting any material
circulation or "unmoved mover" occupying interplanetary space.
Newton however delved behind Plato to reach Pythagoras etc. and
revived the claims for a material circulation in the zodiac
(diminished in luminosity) whose encounters with our planet remained
a source of recurring providence.
With advancing technology and the improvement of telescopes, the
zodiac then revealed the first near-Earth comet (P/Encke) and the
first not-so-near asteroid (Ceres) thus re-opening the question
whether the ancient zodiacal circulation comprised near-Earth
An ensuing but very severe crisis then emerged within the Western
elite which was resolved ca 1830 in favor of the preferred secular
version of natural philosophy (Galileo's) as opposed to the other
I now believe this turn of events was clearly initiated by the Royal
Astronomical Society's official charter in Britain (top nation!) as
soon as it agreed 'not' to publish observations of P/Encke even
though its namesake had already received the Society's highest
Arising from the political interference, Newton's unpublished papers
were to remain concealed for at least another century whilst
climatology (like many other branches of knowledge) was never
properly integrated with Newtonian astrophysics and geophysics.
Once this thread of advancing knowledge is fully appreciated this
integration may be reckoned to have only recently been attempted
with the publication of an excellent interdisciplinary monograph
"Ice Ages and Astronomical Causes" (Springer 2000) by Muller and
McDonald (deceased). This seminal climatological work once again
connects climate with a material circulation in the zodiac and can
indeed hardly be faulted until it reaches its chapter 7 (Accretion
Here, unfortunately, it becomes heavily dependent
on a completely mistaken understanding of previously unknown dust
bands in the zodiac revealed by IRAS as recently as 1983-4.*
The IRAS team was a typical post-WWII scientific enterprise lasting
only a decade or so and lacking a secure institutional base but
inspired and funded by the top nation (USA) for the benefit of
humanity. Its claims under these conditions, like those for
resurrection, were endorsed far too rapidly by the Body Scientific
and it was absolutely wrong to suppose 'only' low eccentricity
(orbital) material could be invoked in creating these previously
undetected dust bands.
The IRAS team thus completely failed to
associate these bands with their most obvious source namely the long
term progenitor of Comet P/Encke.
The upshot of all this is a succession of UK and US astronomical/
cosmological elites skillfully distracting the Body Scientific and
humanity for the past 200 years from the most prominent material
dominating near-Earth space and controlling Earth's climate for the
past 3 million years (and a no doubt comparable period in future).
The social/political outcome of all this (including the current
global warming scare) could be laughable if it were not also so deep
and profound. [...]
* P.S.: The authors of these publications both fail to
conclusion between our planet's climate and it's spin-orbit
differential nodal precession must arise on account of its long term
orbital resonance with the accretion source (or the ancient music of
the spheres). As you know, our research builds upon Comet P/Encke's
proximity to such a resonance.
As I have mentioned already, everyone needs to read Clube's books -
The Cosmic Winter and The Cosmic Serpent - if you can possibly get
You may have to go to a library to do so. The reason this
book is important is because it gives you a good idea in very
realistic terms, of what you may have to deal with at some point in
the not-too distant future... AND, that it is eminently survivable
IF you know what to look for and how to prepare!
We aren't talking
about a giant asteroid here that is going to create a global wave of
firestorm destruction like the movies depict! It's not Planet X or Nibiru! It's NOT the End of the World (at least not for everybody,
but certainly for those who aren't prepared and happen to be in the
line of fire!)
But yeah, it might be somewhat like the Black Death
with the loss of half the population of one or more continents, or
the great Chicago Fire or Tunguska or even all of these rolled into
one; but all of those events were survivable had the victims been
informed and prepared.
Yes, there are those who, even had they been
informed and prepared would not have survived in any case, but we
choose the optimistic path:
And we are trying
our hardest to give you that knowledge.
Comet McNaught's visible 'fan' during its passage in 2007
The very fact that
Bill Gates and others have invested in a seed
bank, in an observatory, and all the other things we have discussed
in the past and above suggest to us strongly that they (the rich and
powerful), too, have this sort of future in mind.
The very fact that
the weather has gone berserk, that fireball sightings have increased
so dramatically, and even frequent impacts are recorded around the
globe, are clues that we are definitely moving into a cosmic dust
stream as Clube describes, and that such a stream very likely
includes some bigger objects - swarms of them - and those "in the
know" have taken note and are making preparations to survive.
Shouldn't that knowledge be available to everyone? We think so.
We don't even have to worry about anything having to do with a
companion star and a comet swarm from the Oort cloud which may or
may not be in our future; we only have to deal with the science in
front of us.
The science says "Something
Wicked This Way Comes."
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