Crisis In The Northern Hemisphere — Deluge In China And Japan; Wildfires In Siberia
Kyrios redirected torrential rain from Japan and China to ease floods by sending it northward to Siberia to douse wildfires
- China: floods in 27 provincial regions killed 140 and relocated 1.7 million
- Japan: floods and 123 mudslides across 18 prefectures killed 58 and relocated 870,000
- Siberia: 9.26 million hectares laid waste by fire--9.26% greater than last year
An extraordinarily intense plum rain season in 2020 brought catastrophic rainfall across China and Japan. In China, severe flooding resulting from continuous, torrential downpours since June caused widespread damage to many parts of China. As of 10 July 2020, the unforgiving flood in 27 provincial regions resulted in 140 deaths and obliterated 22,000 houses. More than 30 million people were affected and 1.7 million were relocated. The series of dams constructed along the Yangtze river basin–with its most important one being the Three Gorges Dam–had been built to control floodwaters, but the recent surge in rainfall proved to be a great challenge for this flood-control system.
Torrential rains also battered southwestern and central Japan since 4 July. Some regions recorded more than 410 mm of rainfall in a mere 24 hours, causing 59 rivers to overflow and 123 mudslides across 18 prefectures. As of 8 July, the disastrous floods and rains claimed the lives of 58 individuals, forced 870,000 residents to evacuate, and destroyed 4,000 homes. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared the event to be an “extraordinary disaster”.
Weather forecasts in Japan and China indicated that heavy rainfall would persist, meaning that more people could suffer and perish as the nation reeled from the crisis.
In the meantime, thousands of kilometres to the north of China and Japan, another crisis was taking place. It was a stark contrast as unusually warm and dry weather has caused wildfires to ravage Siberian forests. Temperatures in June reached a new record of 38°C on 20 June. Since the beginning of the year, over 9.26 million hectares of land has been impacted by wildfires. Russian weather services also reported that the wildfires this year were 9.6% greater than that of 2019 during the same period. Apart from the burning of boreal forests in the region, the northern tundra regions and carbon-rich peatlands were also set ablaze, releasing long sequestered carbon deposits into the atmosphere, intensifying the greenhouse effect and worsening global warming.
Premonitions of watery calamities
In the months preceding the floods, Kyrios received revelations foretelling the disasters.
On April 2020, Kyrios heard the following prophetic poem:
Kyrios forewarned that East China regions will be struck by a calamity.
When the catastrophic rainfall hit China in June-July 2020, Kyrios realised that the poem pertained to the floods in the Yangtze river basin. Kyrios understood that the Three Gorges Dam was structurally sound, but felt that it was necessary to safeguard the dam and the region surrounding it to prevent any potential harm to the settlements along the river.
On the night of 11 May 2020, Kyrios received prophetic visions that served to forewarn a disaster in Japan. The visions showed gigantic waves barreling towards Japan and 4 words: 赤月剂光, alluding to the appearance of a crimson moon. The strawberry moon that year was observed by many all over the world in June 2020, and on 4 July 2020, a downpour caused massive flooding and landslides in Kyushu, killing 60 people.
Kyrios maintained that the root cause of the intense plum rain event and Siberia’s disastrous wildfires lay in humanity’s greed and overexploitation of the Earth’s resources. Through the burning of forests and other environmentally damaging human activities, humanity severely damaged the thermoregulating systems that also govern Earths’ weather and climate leading to warming of the Earth and extreme weather events with catastrophic consequences.
Kyrios attributed the unusually intense plum rain event in 2020 to be one of such results. Global warming led to glaciers and ice sheets melting around the world at an unprecedented rate. Larger volumes of water in the oceans lead to more evaporation in our atmosphere, forming more rain clouds which are then dispersed all across the world.
Kyrios further emphasised that Siberia’s devastating wildfires, which were also exacerbated by rising temperatures, contributed significantly to the severe ice melt, and thus, the torrential downpours. Due to the proximity of the intense wildfires in Siberia to the Arctic regions, the fires had significantly accelerated the melting of polar ice caps by heating up ocean currents and the atmosphere in addition to releasing smoke and haze to the region. This combination contributed to the quick rise in sea levels worldwide.
What Did Kyrios do to help the situation?
Taking swift action to mitigate the crisis in China and Japan, Kyrios initiated intervention efforts allowing rains over Japan and the region surrounding the Three Gorges Dam to cease beginning 10 July 2020. Rains in Southern Japan and the Three Gorges dam began easing, with markedly reduced rainfall in these regions mentioned. Kyrios began monitoring the wildfires in Siberia on 13 July 2020 and predicted that the fires would be largely put out in August-October 2020.
Kyrios said that since overall and regional rainfall was predetermined depending on the rate of evaporation and the amount of water in its gaseous and liquid state, if Kyrios were to reduce rainfall along the plum rain belt, it needed to rain more heavily elsewhere. Thus, redirecting rain from China and Japan towards Siberia enabled the accomplishment of two goals.
On 18 July 2020, after significantly reducing rainfall for over a week in Japan, Kyrios decided to cease all relief actions. News of Japan’s participation in a joint naval exercise with the US and Australia in the South China Sea also influenced Kyrios’ decision to cease aid efforts. Kyrios remarked that the U.S, being a country outside the South China Sea territory, was fanning the flames of dispute within the South China Sea with the motive of starting a war. Kyrios decided not intervene to relieve the disasters in countries increasing military spending with plans to provoke wars. Wars would only bring more suffering to the people and this was contrary to Kyrios’ exertions which aimed to alleviate suffering.
On 24 July 2020, after a significant reduction in rainfall and contradicting forecasts of heavy rainfall in the vicinity of the Three Gorges Dam for 2 consecutive weeks, the crisis was finally resolved.
Wildfires in Siberia were mostly extinguished by 13 August 2020, marking an end to Kyrios’ intervention in the region.
Kyrios said that such efforts only amounted to a temporary relief because these disasters are symptoms of a greater problem: the disequilibrium of the Earth’s systems caused by human actions. The disasters in China, Japan, and Siberia in 2020 showed that global warming leads to global consequences. Thus, Kyrios urged all nations to set aside their differences and work towards resolving the climate crisis rather than be mired in factionalism and conflicts in pursuit of personal gains.