Hope To The End .......... see also http://hopetotheend.com/4bibi2.html Drought, Dearth . ..... the Green Agenda
Effects of Global
Warming and Climate Change
Cases of Skin Cancer Triple
Time to get Out the Sun Umbrella, Sunblock and Hats-
Plus 4 inch brimmed hat, UVA-UVB Lip Balm, Sunglasses etc.
All day at the beach or the swiming pool just isn't what it used to be anymore.
To Prevent Heat Stress: Lots of water and shade (umbrella ) ; Lots of Vitamin C, E, and A;
Minerals: Potassium ( bananas ), Salt, Copper ( Nuts) , Magnesium
Eating light meals ( less proteins, more greens ) ; avoiding coffee; REST
The sun is STRONG from sun-up to sun-down. Our Ozone shield has greatly deteriorated.
We must be protected at all times and drink plenty of water, take Vitamin C to protect from cancer,
and take Kelp ( iodine tablets ) to protect from radiation; Also Vitamin E.
Global Temperatures highest in Millenia
Is Global Warming and Climate Change real ? Yes.
Are El Nino and El Nina real ? Yes.
They are end-time warnings from God Almighty to repent before He sends judgement.
They are not "scientific environmentally controllable " phenomenon.
God is the solution. Not man.
From the Word of God :
" Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun,
and the light of the sun shall be * sevenfold * , as the light of seven days,
in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of His people,
and healeth the stroke of their wound."
"there is nothing hidden from the heat thereof "
Psalm 19: 5, 6
Praying for protection from the sun :
"The LORD is thy Keeper; The LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night."
Psalm 121 :5, 6
For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;
and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble:
and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts..."
.... Malachi 4:1 ; ..
"And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the SUN;
and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire,
And men were scorched with great heat,
and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues,
and they repented not to give Him glory."
Revelation 16: 8,9
Heat Index http://www.wunderground.com/US/Region/US/HeatIndex.html
Weather and Global monitoring http://www.csu.edu.au/weather/
Nat'l Weather Service http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/
Global Warming http://www.climatehotmap.org/
Cryosphere today http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/ solar, snow and sea-ice;
Atmospheric Science News http://www.eurekalert.org/bysubject/atmospheric.php
Space Weather Prediction Center SWPC http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
90% more radiation -- Sun losing protective "bubble" - -- damage to DNA
"Disaster Years" ... Earth-changes; by Jack Kinsella
"Noted the UN's World Meteorological Organization on July 2, 2003, New record extreme events occur every year somewhere in the globe, but in recent years the number of such extremes have been increasing.
In addition, there has been a corresponding spike in interest (and fear) of an impending meteor strike somewhere on the earth. Literally billions of dollars have already been spent preparing for the next 'Big One' -- although the last Big One, according to secular science, hit the earth some 85,000 years ago.
Solar Flares, RADIATION and Cancer
(CME's) Coronal Mass Ejections...solar maximum
Solar Flares disrupt communication, GPS satellites - http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/60756.html
Solar Cycle 24 ( 11 years ) began Jan 6-08 .... threat to electricity
The new 11-year cycle, called Solar Cycle 24, is expected to build gradually, with the number of sunspots and solar storms reaching a maximum by 2011 or 2012, though devastating storms can occur at any time.
During a solar storm, highly charged material ejected from the sun may head toward Earth, where it can bring down power grids, disrupt critical communications, and threaten astronauts with harmful radiation. Storms can also knock out commercial communications satellites and swamp Global Positioning System signals. Routine activities such as talking on a cell phone or getting money from an ATM machine could suddenly halt over a large part of the globe.
Epidemic of skin cancer ( 1 in 5 )
Solar Flares disrupt GPS -- ( God is greater than technology )
Fiery discharges from the sun could disrupt Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, according to new research
Since solar flares are somewhat unpredictable, the scientist said such disruptions could cause problems for safety-of-line operations, including navigating passenger jets, stabilizing oil rigs and locating mobile phone distress calls.
The researchers suggested the reason the flares cause signal loss is due to the accompanying solar radio bursts. These bursts occur over the same frequency bands at which the GPS satellites transmit, so they can cause receivers to become confused and lose their signal
EU decides not to worry about your radiation
The plenary in Strasbourg supported the health and safety directive on optical radiation as a whole on Wednesday (7 September), but MEPs voted down a proposal that the measures included in it should also cover natural source of radiation - sunlight.
Jean Lambert, UK Green coordinator of the employment committee, said "Today's vote is a blow to workers across Europe. Skin cancer is the same regardless of whether you catch it from artificial or natural radiation, so by voting to exclude natural radiation from the directive, the conservatives and liberals have tried to undermine European health and safety standards".
EU Sunlight Laws ( to protect workers)
The European Commission was supposed to work out a list of rules for employers to follow in order to protect their employees from excessive sunlight [ Ed : RADIATION ] , which could lead to skin cancer.
Industry expected that they might include scientific risk assessments and detailed action plans, which would be burdensome, mainly for small and medium sized firms."
( Ed: Hungary led the opposition to any formalized rules of protection)
EU to seek workers protection from solar radiation
But SMEs are concerned about the parliament's suggestion that the commission should prepare "a practical guideline" with concrete measures that could actually lead to further burdens on companies - both for the daily evaluation of meteorological conditions, and for the protection to be provided, like sunglasses or suncream.
UVA more penetrating (cancer-causing) than UVB
A team of scientists from the University of Sydney say they have found evidence that UVA rays, which do not cause sunburn, penetrate deeper into the skin than the shorter UVB rays which visibly harm skin.
Malignant Melanoma http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=2788
Need sun-blocker : nose, ears, face etc.
Skin Cancer to triple
There are more than 7,300 cases of malignant melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - diagnosed in the UK each year, with 1,700 deaths annually.
Rates of malignant melanoma are rising faster than any other type of cancer. http://www.itv.com/news/britain_715800.html
Record number of skin-cancer among teenagers, children
Deadliest skin cancer ; stay in the shade; avoid the sun
There's an appropriate level of alarm here," Mancini said. "Clearly it's happening and it's deadly,
Balch said reasons for the increase are uncertain. Some doctors think it might be from depletion of the ozone layer, which protects the Earth from some of the sun's damaging ultraviolet radiation. Others attribute it to excessive sun exposure and blistering sunburns in early childhood,
Melanoma prevalence has risen in adults, too - more than doubling in the past 30 years, according to the cancer institute. And the American Cancer Society estimates that this year about 60,000 U.S. adults will be diagnosed with melanoma and that 7,700 will die from it.
But half the Italian children studied had lighter-colored lesions, and most had well-defined borders.
Also unlike adults, most children with melanoma have no family history of the disease, and they may lack other risk factors including moles present since birth, Balch said.
Major Solar Flare
This event registered a 9 on the K-Index, which measures the maximum deviation of the Earth's magnetic field in a given three-hour period," said Gayle Nelson, lead operations specialist at NOAA Space Environment Center.
"The scale ranges from 0 to 9, with 9 being the highest. This was a significant event."
Sunlight is 'increasing'
More sunlight is reaching the Earth's surface than it was 15 years ago, scientists reveal today
.American researchers say there has been a four per cent rise in the amount of solar radiation reaching the planet's surface since 1990.
Sun spots reach 1,000 year high
But the most striking feature, he says, is that looking at the past 1,150 years the Sun has never been as active as it has been during the past 60 years.
The data suggests that changing solar activity is influencing in some way the global climate causing the world to get warmer. Over the past 20 years, however, the number of sunspots has remained roughly constant, yet the average temperature of the Earth has continued to increase.
This is put down to a human-produced greenhouse effect caused by the combustion of fossil fuels. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/science/nature/3869753.stm
Radiation levels to increase ?
Previously undetected moisture and clouds between about 5 and 9 miles high (8-14 kilometers) probably have little effect on daily weather forecasts, but their omission may be corrupting our view of long-term climate. On average, cirrus clouds tend to warm the planet, as they allow sunlight to enter the atmosphere while trapping radiation emitted from the ground.
Clouds, Radiation and Climate
Nov. 4, 2003 Flare was X45, equal to 5,000 Suns
This makes it more than twice as large as any previously recorded flare, and if the accompanying particle and magnetic storm had been aimed at the Earth, the damage to some satellites and electrical networks could have been considerable," says Thomson.
Their calculations show that the flare's x-ray radiation bombarding the atmosphere was equivalent to that of 5,000 Suns, though none of it reached the Earth's surface, the researchers say.
Nov 4, 2003 Monster Flare off the charts; past X 20. Largest ever recorded in history
Unusual activity past 10 days
X 17 Biggest solar flare to hit earth directly
Those that love and trust the Lord :
"The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night."
Aurora Australis (Southern Lights)
Solar Flares disrupt communication satellites
An electromagnetic storm originating on the sun could knock out communications satellites, mobile phone networks and electricity grids today, scientists warned last night.
The interaction of the solar flare with Earth's magnetic field is likely to generate a bright display of the northern lights.
Solar flares increase in intensity: Hotter than HOT !
Solar Wind Plasma
Solar Storm Warning
Sun changes cause more wind
Melanoma Cancer (deadly) increases four-fold due to Sun
SOLAR FLARES (ultra violet radiation UVR)
and SKIN CANCER
solar keratosis...actinic keratosis
even on cloudy days
Global Solar UV Index
Sun UV Watch www.apaoptics.com/sunsense.html
Polar Flip ; Magnetic
Belt weakening -- Severe radiation
The effects could be catastrophic. Powerful radiation bursts, which normally never touch the atmosphere, would heat up its upper layers, triggering climatic disruption. Navigation and communication satellites, Earth's eyes and ears, would be destroyed and migrating animals left unable to navigate
Antarctic Ozone Hole largest on record
Ozone Hole Increasing
Mini-Ozone Holes over Europe causing health problems
Heatwave in Europe: France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium
According to the national water institute, as of mid-June 50 percent of mainland Portugal is suffering from extreme drought, and another 30 percent is witnessing a "severe" drought.
In 2003, some 15,000 people died in France alone in a widespread health emergency sparked by two weeks of stifling temperatures.
170 die in heatwave in India
On Saturday temperatures in many parts of the country, particularly Orissa and West Bengal, exceeded 50° Celsius.
The weather office confirmed "a severe heatwave condition" in many parts of Orissa, neighbouring Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh states.
"Heatwave conditions also prevailed over parts of (central) Madhya Pradesh, northwest Rajasthan and (central) Maharashtra," the weather office said in a report on its website. http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1723466,00.html
Arizona Heat Wave -- "Life-threatening"
The heat is on in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and authorities are warning residents of possible health problems associated with record-setting temperatures.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive-heat warning for the past four days since Friday with another heat advisory for Wednesday.
"Anything we issue with the word 'warning' in it is life threatening," said David Runyan of the National Weather Service.
The agency determines a heat warning by combining its temperature and humidity forecast
Heatwaves: more intense; last longer
Sun getting hotter, brighter
A study by Swiss and German scientists suggests that increasing radiation from the sun is responsible for recent global climate changes.
Dr Sami Solanki, the director of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Gottingen, Germany, who led the research, said: "The Sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures.
Average global temperatures have increased by about 0.2 deg Celsius over the past 20 years and are widely believed to be responsible for new extremes in weather patterns.
the impact of more intense sunshine on the ozone layer and on cloud cover could be affecting the climate more than the sunlight itself.
Summer Heat will cause deadly OZONE
Thousands of Britons may be forced to wear charcoal masks and stay indoors this summer to avoid deadly fogs of ozone that will pollute the country during heatwaves, scientists have warned.
They have discovered that last August's heatwave caused plants and trees to release waves of a chemical called isoprene, which contributes to the production of ozone in the air. Scientists now believe ozone killed up to 600 people last summer.
When plants are short of water, they produce even more.
Ozone, which is particularly dangerous for children, old people and asthmatics, is produced when strong sunlight breaks up the nitrogen oxides released by car exhausts.[ what about jets ?? ]
So. California: March heatwaves broke records; drain on electricity
The agency announced a
Stage 1 emergency, the least serious of three levels used to classify electrical problems.
Stage 2 involves interruption of service to selected utility customers.
Stage 3 requires rolling blackouts to keep the system from collapse.
No blackouts were expected, but Southern California Edison urged its 12 million customers to conserve by setting thermostats to 78 degrees, turning off unnecessary lights and avoiding using washers and other appliances until evening.
Extreme summers and scorching heatwaves to come
LONDON (Reuters) - Extreme summers and scorching heat waves similar to the one that killed an estimated 20,000 people across Europe last summer could become more frequent in the future, climate scientists said Sunday.
SCARCITY of FOOD, summer of 2003 heatwave
Separate calculations by two leading institutions monitoring the global harvest show that the scorching weather has severely reduced European grain production, ensuring that the world will not produce enough to feed itself for the fourth year in succession, and plunging stocks to the lowest level on record. And experts predict that the damage to crops will be found to be even greater when the full cost of the heat is known.
They say that, as a result, food prices will rise
worldwide, and hunger will increase in the world's
poorest countries. And they warn that this is just a foretaste
of what will happen as global warming takes hold.
The final tally of the summer's damage is likely to be worse still. Lester Brown, the president of Washington's authoritative Earth Policy Institute, predicts that it will cut another 20 million tons off the world harvest, making this a catastrophic year.
3,000 die in
France from heat wave
Wasn't this the nation that ostracized God from the EU Constitution ?
Withering heat is being blamed for perhaps 3,000 deaths in France, according to Jean-François Mattéi, the minister of health.
"We can now qualify what has occurred as a true epidemic, with all that this entails regarding the number of victims," Mattéi told French radio Thursday morning.
Across Europe, hundreds of deaths due to the heat have been reported.
Includes Spain, Germany,Checkloslovakia, Austria and Italy
Global Warming Speeding Up
Heat and Fires Scorching Europe
90 days and still counting ......
"I haven't seen heat like this in 70 years: my entire life," said Stefano Colvolino, a 70-year-old traffic policeman in Rome.
Colvolino said that while individual weeks in the past had been hotter, he had never encountered a three-month stretch, in this case starting in early May, so consistently stifling.
Hotter temps due to the sun
Confounding efforts to determine the Sun's role is the fact that its energy output waxes and wanes every 11 years. This solar cycle, as it is called, reached maximum in the middle of 2000 and achieved a second peak in 2002. It is now ramping down toward a solar minimum that will arrive in about three years.
How warmer temperatures affect us
Global warming accelerating
Sun is getting Hotter !
Global Warming worse than feared
Researchers warn of rapid, irreversible Global Warming
Life on earth is disappearing with species hurtling towards extinction at an unprecedented rate. One in four mammals, one in eight birds, one third of all
amphibians and 70 per cent of the world's assessed plants now appear on the Red List of endangered plants and animals
more at ( definitions of terms )
Australian extinction rates
Breaking the whole staff of bread....
Leviticus 26:26....Psalm 105:16 .... Ezekiel 4:16 ... 5:16 ... 14:13;
see also "famine"
Wheat crop damaged
Wheat scab, also known as Fusarium head blight, is present every year in small amounts but this year probably will cover crops from the mid-Atlantic to as far west as Missouri or Arkansas, said Erick DeWolf, assistant professor of plant pathology at Penn State University. The disease, a brown film-like covering, is already abundant in Virginia
[ Illinois and Ohio too ]
The fungus robs the grain of nutrients, turning the kernels into pale, pruned ghosts of their potential selves. It also produces a chemical called deoxynivalenol, or vomitoxin, that poses a health risk to both people and animals.
"They call it vomitoxin for a reason," said Erik Stromberg, professor and interim head of plant pathology at Virginia Tech
Weather disasters double in Europe
The European Environment Agency has warned that countries need to take more action on climate change as the number of weather and climate related disasters doubles.
In a report published this week, the EEA warns that the number of weather and climate related disasters in Europe doubled during the 1990s with an average cost of 10 billion euro a year, and rising.
"The Day After Tomorrow"; producer Robert Redford ( Green Cross Intern.)
What happens will frankly be worse than what they show, in the long run. Our lives and all our systems will get stretched and stretched and pushed and pushed," Barnett said. "The conflicts that will come up will be remarkable."
R R is buddy of Gorbechev, Maurice Strong
Artificial Shield to deflect the Sun
Key talks involving the Government's most senior climate experts have produced proposals to site a massive shield on the edge of space that would deflect the Sun's rays and stabilise the climate.
Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of metallic 'scatterers' would be ejected into the upper atmosphere under the plans. In addition, billions of tiny barrage balloons could serve as a secondary barrier to block rays from the Earth's nearest star.
On land, giant reservoirs holding saline water could be built to offset the rise in sea levels caused by the melting of the polar ice-caps. The oceans, too, would be modified to cope with the planet's increasingly warmer weather. Massive floating cloud-making machines would be dotted across their surface while, below, large plantations of algae would be grown to absorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Extreme technological fixes include deploying tens of billions of wafer-thin metal plates less than a centimetre wide into the Earth's low orbit via space rockets. These would be specially built to allow space-bound rays to pass while at the same time absorbing a significant amount of solar energy before bouncing it back into space. They would be designed to stay in place for a century.
Similar solutions include the release of massive nets of ultra-fine metal mesh into the upper atmosphere by aircraft to prevent the Sun's rays from reaching Earth. Alternatively, millions of metallic-coated super-pressure balloons - similar in design to a children's party version, although a fraction of the size - would be filled with helium and released until they reach the stratosphere 35,000ft above the Earth. Trapped in parcels of air, they would stay up for about five years before falling to earth and being replaced.
All the methods are designed to block about 1 per cent of the Sun's rays, enough to protect at least one million square kilometres of the Earth and significantly cool the planet.
The Pentagon and climate change
The case for angst was buttressed by a theory regarded as the most likely explanation for the abrupt changes. The eastern U.S. and northern Europe, it seems, are warmed by a huge Atlantic Ocean current that flows north from the tropicsthat's why Britain, at Labrador's latitude, is relatively temperate. Pumping out warm, moist air, this
"great conveyor" current gets cooler and denser as it moves north. That causes the current to sink in the North Atlantic, where it heads south again in the ocean depths. The sinking process draws more water from the south, keeping the roughly circular current on the go.
But when the climate warms, according to the theory, fresh water from melting Arctic glaciers flows into the North Atlantic, lowering the current's salinityand its density and tendency to sink. A warmer climate also increases rainfall and runoff into the current, further lowering its saltiness. As a result, the conveyor loses its main motive force and can rapidly collapse, turning off the huge heat pump and altering the climate over much of the Northern Hemisphere.
The Coming Global Superstorm
Earth's rotation slowing due to climate change or other planets
Brittain added that the movement of other planets could influence our rotation.
Abrupt Climate Change
Warm breeze tempts birds, butterflies into cold trap
What we think is good for us, may not be.
160,000 dying from lack of crops and weakened health systems
Global Warming Articles:
Jet Contrails and weather
U.S. Weather Control
J. Bridgeland--head of Freedom Corps--pro Kyoto
The Chandler Wobble (earth wobbles)
Geoff Blewitt -- Earth's Wobble
Jeremiah Chapters 50 and 51 reveal the total judgement upon Babylon-America. As the North American entity becomes history, will Greenland take our place as the seventh continent ? Something to consider.
Antarctic glaciers surge to the ocean
Pine Island glacier -- massive melt
Much higher up the course of the glacier there is evidence of a volcano that erupted through the ice about 2,000 years ago and the whole region could be volcanically active, releasing geothermal heat to melt the base of the ice and help its slide towards the sea
David Vaughan believes that the risk of a major collapse of this section of the West Antarctic ice sheet should be taken seriously.
Antarctica & Greenland ice shelves melting rapidly
Causing sea levels to rise
Rignot said the tonnage of yearly ice loss in Antarctica is approaching that of Greenland, where ice sheets are known to be melting rapidly in some parts and where ancient glaciers have been in retreat. He said the change in Antarctica could become considerably more dramatic because the continent's western shelf, an expanse of ice and snow roughly the size of Texas, is largely below sea level and has broad and flat expanses of ice that could move quickly. Much of Greenland's ice flows through relatively narrow valleys in mountainous terrain, which slows its motion.
The new finding comes days after the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the group's next report should look at the "frightening" possibility that ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica could melt rapidly at the same time
Antarctic Iceberg and Glacier to collide
Artic Ice melting fast
OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is heating the Arctic almost twice as fast as the rest of the planet in a thaw that threatens millions of livelihoods and could wipe out polar bears by 2100, an eight-nation report said on Monday
The extent of the ice has already shrunk by 15-20 percent in the past 30 years
And the melting of glaciers is expected to raise world sea levels by about 10 cm (4 inches) by the end of the century
Rising levels of ultra-violet radiation may cause cancers.
Greenland ice-melt speeding up
For the past few years he has been managing a network of 10 automatic monitoring stations and his first results are alarming - the edges of the ice-sheet are melting up to 10 times more rapidly than earlier research had indicated.
The latest data shows the melting picking up even more speed.
There is no doubt that something very major is happening here."
Potatoes are growing for the first time in centuries
Many more icebergs falling into the sea will cause two things to happen - the sea-level will rise and the injection of freshwater could disrupt the ocean currents, including the Gulf Stream.
What happens in this remote barren land has the potential to affect us all. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3922579.stm
Water from the Greenland Sea now flows in the opposite direction
World's Largest Iceberg splits
off of Ross Shelf, Antarctica
Rapid warming in Arctic
A NASA satellite survey of the Arctic has revealed just how rapidly the region is warming. The overall trend of rising temperature over the past 20 years is eight times higher than that recorded by ground measurements over the past century.
The satellite observations are vital because they can cover the whole Arctic, not just the regions accessible to researchers on the surface. The data also shows that summer sea ice cover is continuing its retreat.
"Climate is changing, the Arctic is changing
rapidly, and it has significant effects on lower latitudes,"
said Mark Serreze, of the University of Colorado in Boulder, at a
press conference on Thursday.
Arctic's Largest Ice Shelf Melting
A large ice shelf that has jutted into the Arctic Ocean from the northernmost part of Canada for at least 3,000 years has broken up over the last two years, providing fresh evidence that the region is warming past thresholds that can produce abrupt changes, scientists said on Monday.
For thousands of years, the 150-square-mile (389-square-kilometer) region of floating ice, called the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf, had formed a cap across the mouth of the 20-mile-long (32-kilometer-long) Disraeli Fjord on Ellesmere Island, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. In so doing, it created a rare condition in which a 140-foot-thick (43-meter) layer of fresh water accumulated atop the denser seawater in the 1,200-foot-deep fjord, forming an isolated floating freshwater lake.
The Ward Hunt Ice Shelf is generally dozens of yards thick far more massive than the 10-foot-thick slabs of floating sea ice that form a milling cap on the Arctic Ocean. The pieces could persist for many years as they start to drift in Arctic waters, the authors said.
HAILSTONES: ICE BLOCKS falling from the SKY
I'm not worried that a block of ice might fall on your head ... but that great blocks of ice are forming where they shouldn't exist," said Martinez-Frias, director of planetary geography at Spain's Astrobiology Center in Madrid.
"Components of the atmosphere, like ozone and water, are changing in different levels of the atmosphere...We think these signs could be evidence of climate change," he said in a telephone interview with Reuters.
An ice meteor weighing around 440 lb has been found in Brazil, Martinez-Frias said.
Other blocks have been found in Mexico and Australia.
Rev 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, [every stone] about the weight of a talent [100 lbs.]
and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Alpine Glacier Melt (Swiss Alps)
Alaskan Icebergs melting faster
The whole issue of global climate change is important to everyone," said glacier expert Anthony Arendt of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. "The whole issue of sea-level change affects people who live near the coast quite directly. Just small changes in sea level can cause very large incursions of water up along the coast and can destroy valuable property there. It can move people away from their homes."
Arendt and his colleagues used a technology called laser altimetry to measure volume changes of 67 Alaskan glaciers over four decades.
The study found that the Alaskan glaciers were thinning enough to produce a sea-level rise of about .14 millimeters per year -- melting almost twice as fast as the Greenland ice sheet, the researchers said.
D- 17 iceberg breaks away
C-18 Iceberg breaks from Antarctica
B 22 "monster iceberg"
The Ice Centre added to concerns over global warming by reporting on Monday that a monster iceberg broke off in the past weeks from the Thwaites ice tongue into the southern Amundsen Sea. Iceberg B22, as it is now known, is more than 64 kilometres (40 miles) wide and 85 kilometres (53 miles) long, and covers an area of about 5,500 square kilometres.
B 22 Iceberg breaks away
Feb. 18-2001....Ice caps melting at an alarming rate
New Antarctic Iceberg forming off Pine Island
4,000 mile NorthWest Passage
The fabled route runs below Iceland and Greenland, through the Arctic archipelago in northern Canada, and along the northern coast of Alaska between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
An ice-free Northwest Passage would let ships traveling between Europe and Asia shave more than 4,000 miles off the route through the Panama Canal and would allow ships to avoid the occasional delays and the passage fees of the canal.
In addition, many of the largest container and tanker
ships cannot fit in the 88-year-old canal, forcing shippers to
use smaller vessels or to take the even longer, more treacherous
route around South America's Cape Horn.
Codispoti says the environment has changed dramatically since his first research cruise here nearly 40 years ago.
"When you think about a planet with 6 billion people and our agriculture and you think about the implications if we had rapid climate change like that again, the downside risk of that is as bad as the downside risk of terrorism," says Codispoti.
Northern Arctic melt: passage to the East AND the West
"And that is when security headaches for the West will begin. While Canada holds the North-West Passage to be part of its national waters, and Russia views the northern sea route in a similar manner, the United States believes that they are international routes. 'It's like the Bosphorus,' said Lamb. 'It passes right through Istanbul, but it is considered to be an international route.'
The area promises to become a new confrontation zone and will have to be patrolled by surface vessels for the first time. And as New Scientist points out this week, that raises major technological problems. Modern warships rely on sonar, which does not work effectively in the Arctic, for ice complicates the way sound travels in water.
B 15- Iceberg causing loss of food chain
Auckland - A giant Antarctic iceberg is causing devastating damage to the world food chain and already millions of penguins have fallen victim to it, polar experts warned on Thursday.
The B15 iceberg, the size of Jamaica, calved off the Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000 and has blocked the Ross Sea.
Nasa's satellite Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor has revealed B15 has cut sea phytoplankton, the foundation of the food chain, by 40 percent, and the small fish krill has gone.
Fifth Iceberg breaks away from Antarctica
" A 233-square-mile iceberg has broken off from the Pine Island Glacier and is adrift in the Antarctic,
the National Ice Center reported Friday.
The iceberg, about 25 miles long and 9 miles wide, tore away from the ice shelf sometime between Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 and is drifting northwest in the Amundsen Sea."
Alaskan Columbia-Glacier disintegrating
Alps may crumble as permafrost melts
National Ice Center--reports of icebergs
http://www.natice.noaa.gov/ press releases http://www.natice.noaa.gov/press_release.htm
Glaciers melting....seas rising
Polar temperatures Toronto , Canada
Blame the Polar Low that's "hiding out" in northern Ontario, directing colder air over southern Ontario, Phillips said. Normally that low is up near the North Pole at this time of year.
Sea Level rise to beat predictions
Sea Rising: 2,000 Indonesian Islands disappearing
And plankton disappearing ( fundamental to food chain )
The bottom has fallen out of the coastal food chain, and there's just not enough food out there," said Julia Parrish, a seabird ecologist at the University of Washington in Seattle
Acidic Seas : Global Pollution
A Rise of 42 and 1/2 inches ( that's a LOT !! ) See Jeremiah 51:42, 55 and 64
Instead of having that level storm once in 100 years, which is equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane, by 2080 it could occur once every four years, and the damage would be caused by a Category 1 hurricane," she said.
Rosenzweig heads Columbia's Climate Impacts Group, a consortium of academic centers and government agencies that completed a federal study in 2002 on the potential impact of rising sea levels on a 31-county metropolitan area. The region included New York City north to Sullivan and Duchess counties, Long Island, 14 counties in northern New Jersey and three in Connecticut.
The "Climate Change and a Global City" study,
commissioned by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration and the National Science Foundation, projects the
level of oceans and tidal estuaries worldwide including
the Atlantic Ocean and Hudson River estuary will rise
between 4 and 12 inches by 2020, with an ultimate increase of 9.5
to 42.5 inches by 2080.
The oceans' rise stems from increasing temperatures that are melting parts of the polar ice caps, and glaciers in Greenland and the Himalayas.
Sewer systems affected
These outlets are controlled by gravity and water pressure, with storm water and treated sewage flowing out during periods of low tide. If the water level is two or three feet higher, the existing system may not work without the addition of pumping stations and other expensive engineering changes, Ward said.
Effects of Global Warming
Sea rises...US East Coast to be inundated
See Jeremiah 51:42, 55 and 64
Ocean currents (less salty) cause drastic changes in temperatures
Giant North Atlantic Waves
Drought : please see hopetotheend.com/dearth.html
"Ye have sown to the wind; ye shall reap the whirlwind."
Warming causes more wind, tornadoes, typhoons and cyclones
SAND storms: increasing in intensity and frequency
China, Japan, Korea : "Yellow sand and dust"
They are man-made and nature-influenced disaster," the executive director of the UN Environment Program,
Klaus Toepfer, told a forum on Wednesday.
"In the past 40 years, there has been a huge increase in the occurrence of the event, not only the number but the intensity
has increased," he said.
South Korean officials have warned that the sand and dust in the storm capture and carry pollutants including
heavy minerals that present dangers to human health.
First ever : Hurricane in Brazil
But a hurricane has never previously been reported in the south Atlantic. Blake said there have been "questionable" tropical weather systems tracked in the area before, but none had developed into a hurricane.
"This one's broken all the rules," he said.
Locust Plague -- North Africa
Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sudan
Locust Plague of Biblical Proportions
With the Passover celebration just weeks away, a locust plague of biblical proportions could threaten parts of the Middle East and Africa, according to a United Nations agency
"Dead Zones" ( 150) in Oceans threaten the Planet
Pollution, particularly the overuse of nitrogen in fertilisers, is responsible for the spread of dead zones, environment ministers and experts from more than 100 countries were told.
The number of known oxygen-starved areas has doubled since 1990 to nearly 150, according to the UN Environmental Program (UNEP), holding is annual conference here
Air Pollution is killing us
Plunging planketon levels disasterous
Good ruling to bad ruling: more coal can be burned
An easing of the rules, they argued, will produce millions of tons of additional pollution from older coal-burning plants and amount to a rollback of the Clean Air Act.
Combined with global warming, this can become a breathing catastrophe. Add to the mix the loss of forestry in all the forest fires of late, and you have a serious breathing problem. Trees are the lungs of the planet. They help purify our air for breathing.
Pollution destroys intelligence (lead in the air robs the brain)
Iron and iodine deficiency contribute
Lead in the environment is a threat, with the blood-lead level of one child in 10 in the UK high enough for intelligence to be affected
I've seen Indian villages where the wells have been poisoned with fluoride, causing a loss of intelligence.
28 % of lakes have contaminated fish
Eating fish that contain high concentrations of mercury, dioxins, PCBs and other industrial chemicals can be especially harmful to pregnant women and children, according to the EPA.
In 2001, the state advisories covered 28% of the nation's total lake acreage, up from 26% in 2000, the EPA said.
In addition, some 14% of US rivers were covered by advisories in 2001, up from 10.5% in the previous year. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=594&ncid=751&e=7&u=/nm/20020625/hl_nm/fish_contaminated_1
Bush: tax incentives instead of Kyoto
Bush to back global warming
The new attitude was signalled in the US climate action report, which was published last week on the government's environmental protection administration website, www.epa.gov.
Among the report's predictions are warnings of drought, damage from melting snow and permafrost, public health dangers caused by extreme heat and air pollution, and the disappearance of many unique ecosystems.
Worst affected will be coral reefs, the alpine meadows of the Rockies and the low-lying barrier islands of the south-east coast, which may well be engulfed by the Atlantic. Forests are expected to experience "major species shifts". Improved crop productivity and better tree growth are listed as potential pluses
UN Power grab over enforced compliance
Shades of Kyoto at the Hague by H. Lamb
Lawyers, EPA getting ready to sue for damages from global warming
What does the Bible say about GLOBAL WARMING?
light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun,
and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days,
in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of His people,
and healeth the stroke of their wound."
Lunar-Solar Power beams (LSP) -- Dr. D. Criswell
Solar power bases will be built on the Moon that collect a small fraction of the Moon's dependable solar power and convert it into power beams that will dependably deliver lunar solar power to receivers on Earth. On Earth each power beam will be transformed into electricity and distributed, on-demand, through local electric power grids. Each terrestrial receiver can accept power directly from the Moon or indirectly, via relay satellites, when the receiver cannot view the Moon. The intensity of each power beam is restricted to 20%, or less, of the intensity of noontime sunlight. Each power beam can be safely received, for example, in an industrially zoned area.
The Lunar Solar Power (LSP) System
does not require basic new technological developments. Adequate
knowledge of the Moon and the essential technologies have been
available since the late 1970s to design, build, and operate the
"For behold the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;
and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble:
and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts (Sabaoth),
that it shall leave them neither root nor branch."
And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the SUN;
and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire,
And men were scorched with great heat,
and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues
and they repented not to give Him glory."
For those who love and trust the Lord, calling upon His name.....
and have applied all necessary preventative measures, using COMMON SENSE.......
"Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow (CME's) that flieth by day;
nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday."
Psalm 91:5, 6
"The LORD is thy Keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand,
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night."
Psalm 121:5, 6
"They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
For the LAMB which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them ,
and lead them unto living fountains of waters:
and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
Revelation 7: 16, 17
See also "blasting"..."east wind"..."drought"
Drilling for oil in the Arctic Circle
The following website has interesting articles, however, we believe the Bible when it says that men will be scorched with a very great heat. Yes, global warming is here .
Fire and Ice http://www.iceagenow.com/