I told you it was getting colder and the weather was getting worse!
It is not often that one is confirmed as strongly as I have been in the past two days. I stuck my neck out starting three years ago about global cooling before just about anyone and I have continued to stick my neck out about many different issues. First we have NASA blowing a hole a mile wide in Al Gore and the rest of the global warmer movement telling us: (Please do not miss my two special notes at the bottom of this post about confirmations about our deteriorating financial situation as well as new visuals to see on the Antarctic Circle)
“NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.”
These findings will dramatically alter the global warming debate exposing yet again that the central premise of alarmist global warming theory that carbon dioxide emissions are warming the planet quickly is wrong. The “NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a ‘huge discrepancy’ between alarmist climate models and real-world facts.”
Then we have scientists and Senators telling us that the United States is on a pace in 2011 to set a record for the cost of weather-related disasters and the trend is expected to worsen as climate change continues. “The economic impact of severe weather events is only projected to grow,” Senator Dick Durbin said at a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and Government, which he chairs. “We are not prepared. Our weather events are getting worse, catastrophic in fact.”
As of June, the United States has seen eight weather disasters exceeding $1 billion each in damage, and the annual hurricane season has hardly begun, said Kathryn Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and NOAA’s Deputy Administrator. The costs of weather-disaster damages have climbed past $32 billion for 2011, according to NOAA estimates.
This week’s torrential downpours have left 59 people dead and 10 others missing across the country, with thousands more fleeing their homes to escape flooding and landslides, the country’s disaster management agency said Friday. The heaviest rains in a century killed 18 people in Seoul on Wednesday as landslides swept through houses, roads and apartment buildings. –Yonhap News
Bizarre reports of weather extremes continue to come in from all over the world. As the northern hemisphere bakes in record-breaking heat the southern half of our earth is suffering record breaking cold. In South Africa, for instance they have just experienced one of the worst storms and extreme weather conditions with snow and ice in areas never seen before. A week of the COLDEST freezing weather in 100 years has created a national emergency with roads closed everywhere with thousands of motorists stranded.
Climate is changing much faster, stronger and sooner than anyone expected and it is changing in unexpected ways. It is supposed to be warming but the reality is actually cooling. Sami K. Solanki of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research announced that he believes the Sun is leaving its 50-60-year-long grand maximum of the second half of the 20th century. He had said previously that the Sun was more active in the second half of the 20th century than in the previous 8,000 years. Solanki holds that a repeat of the Dalton Minimum is most likely, and that the earth is in for an unusually deep and long solar minimum.
The Dalton Minimum was a period of low solar activity, named for the English meteorologist John Dalton, lasting from about 1790 to 1830. Like the Maunder Minimum and Spörer Minimum, the Dalton Minimum coincided with a period of lower-than-average global temperatures. The Oberlach Station in Germany, for example, experienced a 2.0° C decline over 20 years. The year without a summer, in 1816, also occurred during the Dalton Minimum.
Carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant. It is NOT harmful to life on earth. CO2 is a truly wondrous chemical substance absolutely essential for life. It is the Yin to the Yang of oxygen. Of all the thousands of pollutants we put in the air, CO2 is the least dangerous to our health and to our civilization. “It’s close to being insane to try to keep insisting these changes in carbon dioxide are going to create all of the disasters that politicians and doomsayers are trying to tell us. Climate is totally, completely dependent on what the sun is doing to the system. The sun is the major driver of the earth climate system,” said Dr. Willie Soon, astrophysicist and geoscientist at the Solar and Stellar Physics Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
The truth, no matter how far it gets distorted, eventually shines through. They can hide elephants in living rooms and even radiation contamination from the worst nuclear disaster in human history for only so long. In the end it really does not matter what we think. The truth of reality is as hard as diamonds and it will eventually overwhelm people’s cherished assumptions.
This is what God is about—about truth and reality—independent of our thoughts and perceptions. A long time ago I did the Course in Miracles and it taught that our thoughts are meaningless because we are not thinking with God. It was a good teaching to use to address all the thoughts that were causing pain and suffering.
Our intuition begins to function when we learn to escape our conceptual and intellectual brain centers. When we can slow and then stop the flow of thoughts in our minds (something we learn to do after years of dedicated meditation), then in that stillness another level of perception opens up that is more dependable. Intuition is defined as knowing without knowing how we know. It’s our hotline to the universe and our hotline to God. Of course it takes great training to develop the muscles of our intuition to the point where we can depend on it and use it as our main guidance system.
Special Note: Unfortunately we also received confirmation on the financial and economic front for my dire predictions that things are worse than we think. Today’s news reported that: The "Great Recession" was even greater than previously thought, and the U.S. economy has skated uncomfortably close to a new one this year. New data on Friday showed the 2007-2009 U.S. recession was much more severe than prior measures had found, with economic output declining a cumulative of 5.1 percent instead of 4.1 percent.
The report also showed the current slowdown began earlier and has been deeper than previously thought, with growth in the first quarter advancing at only a 0.4 percent annual pace. The data indicated the economy began slowing in the fourth quarter of last year before high gasoline prices and supply chain disruptions from Japan’s earthquake had hit, suggesting the weakness is more fundamental and less temporary than economists had believed.
Special Note 2: At 7:10 this morning you can see the most unusual thing pop up over the horizon at the Neumayer Station near the Antarctic Circle. For more information about the video cam there please see my blog post from yesterday titled Unbelievable Events in Antarctica