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Normally this type of blog entry would classified in the paranormal category. As for a time has now been confirmed as more than mere speculation!
NATURAL PHENOMENON AS OCCURRING WITH A BREAK-DOWN OF THE WORLD ORDER AS IT EXISTED AT THE TIME. THE CONSEQUENCES MOST DIRE! I AM REMINDED OF THOSE ADMONITIONS AND WARNINGS OF THE BRITISH ADMIRAL PARRY!
"All of us are observing, as it were, a blue coloured sun; we marvel at bodies which cast no mid-day shadow, and at that strength of intensest heat reaching extreme and dull tepidity ... So we have had a winter without storms, spring without mildness, summer without heat ... The seasons have changed by failing to change; and what used to be achieved by mingled rains cannot be gained from dryness only." - - Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus
"And it came about during this year that a most dread portent took place. For the sun gave forth its light without brightness, like the moon, during the whole year, and it seemed exceedingly like the sun in eclipse, for the beams it shed were not clear nor such as it is accustomed to shed." - - Procopius of Caesarea
"The sun was dark and its darkness lasted for eighteen months; each day it shone for about four hours; and still this light was only a feeble shadow ... the fruits did not ripen and the wine tasted like sour grapes." - - John of Ephesus"
"New 'Little Ice Age' coincides with fall of Eastern Roman Empire and growth of Arab Empire"
THIS IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE 535 EVENT!! SUPER-VOLCANO ERUPTION OR MULTIPLE SUPER-VOLCANO ERUPTIONS AS IT IS BELIEVED CAUSING DESTRUCTION ON A GLOBAL SCALE. PLAGUE, CROP FAILURE, MOVEMENT OF ENTIRE NATIONS BIBLICAL IN NATURE.
"The extreme weather events of 535–536 were the most severe and protracted short-term episodes of cooling in the Northern Hemisphere in the last 2,000 years. The event is thought to have been caused by an extensive atmospheric dust veil, possibly resulting from a large volcanic eruption in the tropics, and/or debris from space impacting the Earth. Its effects were widespread, causing unseasonal weather, crop failures, and famines worldwide."
"Researchers . . . have identified an unprecedented, long-lasting cooling in the northern hemisphere 1500 years ago. The drop in temperature immediately followed three large volcanic eruptions in quick succession in the years 536, 540 and 547 AD (also known as the Common Era CE)."
"Within five years of the onset of the 'Late Antique Little Ice Age, as the researchers have dubbed it, the Justinian plague pandemic swept through the Mediterranean between 541 and 543 AD, striking Constantinople and killing millions of people in the following centuries."
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"Further south, the Arabian Peninsula received more rain allowing more vegetation to grow. The researchers speculate this may have driven expansion of the Arab Empire in the Middle East because the vegetation would have sustained larger herds of camels [horses too] used by the Arab armies for their campaigns"
"In cooler areas, several tribes migrated east towards China, possibly driven away by a lack of pastureland in central Asia. This led to hostilities between nomadic groups and the local ruling powers in the steppe regions of northern China. An alliance between these steppe populations and the Eastern Romans brought down the Sassanian Empire in Persia, the final empire in the region before the rise of the Arab Empire."
THOSE MAJOR WORLD POWERS AS EXISTED AT THE TIME WEAKENED BY NATURAL PHENOMENON OVER WHICH THEY HAD NO CONTROL! A BREAK-DOWN OF THE WORLD ORDER THE RESULT!
See this wiki item titled: "Global catastrophic risk" the danger to the existing world order both from phenomenon man-made and natural occurring.