University of British Columbia Professor published an online article that projected an 800m asteroid would hit Antarctica in the fall of 2012. His article was on the www.phas.ubc.ca website for 2 days before it abruptly disappeared. The initial data was gathered by The Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST) at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The theorized asteroid was then tracked by Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea, which (with the Adaptive Optics Bonnette) supplies probably the sharpest images currently obtainable from the ground.
When I broke the story in September it caused quite a sensation. University of BC even had an official denial on the PHAS.ubc.ca website.
Well Canada is taking the lead role in mapping the possible outcome of the Interstellar impact on the Ice-shelf in Antarctica. They are trying to determine if the entire Ice-shelf will collapse into the sea as their computer models suggest. If it does… World wide ocean levels will go up approx 70 Meters. That would displace about 1 billion people and wipe out 1/3 of the World’s food supply.
An underwater robot owned by the University of British Columbia is probing the ice-covered waters off Antarctica as part of a project designed to give scientists a rare glimpse into the forbidding depths at the South Pole. CTV News
As I previously reported all the big chiefs from NATO were in Canada prior to the G20 meeting for some high-level emergency contingency planning… not to pressure Canada to stay in the Afghan mission….that was just a ruse…. but to address a much more serious matter.
All of Canada’s fleet of Scientific research vessels have been strange things up near the Greenland Ice-shelf in tandem with unusual deployments by the 2 Heavy Arctic Icebreakers.
OTTAWA, October 15, 2010 — Today, David MacKenzie, Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, observed the National Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) team during Exercise MAGNITUDE ’10, which demonstrated Ottawa’s preparedness to help citizens in the event of a natural disaster or other large scale emergency. The program allows government officials from municipal, provincial and federal public safety and emergency management organizations to view part of this national exercise that takes place in Ottawa from October 14-16, 2010.
Then to make matters even stranger Military teams are crawling all over the Rockies with Mountaineering and caving equipment. There is one huge underground complex that I reported on down near the Alberta/US, but I would say they are looking for other locations as well.