Wednesday, October 30, 2013

4 Reasons You Should Worry About Another Sandy

One year after the destruction, here's what we know about climate change and storms. 

by Chris Mooney for Mother Jones

One year ago, when Superstorm Sandy devastated much of New Jersey and New York City, the event sparked an intense national discussion about an issue that had gone mysteriously undiscussed during the presidential campaign: climate change. According to research by media scholar Max Boykoff of the University of Colorado, there was actually more media coverage of climate change in leading US newspapers following Sandy than there was following the recent release of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report.
Why? According to NASA researchers, Sandy's particular track made it a 1-in-700-year storm event. It was, to put it mildly, meteorologically suspicious.
So now, with a year's distance and a lot of thought and debate, what can we say about climate change and Sandy—and hurricanes in general? A lot, as it turns out. Here's what we know:
1. Sea level rise is making hurricanes more damaging—and Sandy is just the beginning. The most direct and undeniable way that global warming worsened Sandy is through sea level rise. According to climate researcher Ben Strauss of Climate Central, sea level in New York Harbor is 15 inches higher today than it was in 1880, and of those 15 inches, 8 are due to global warming's influence (the melting of land-based ice, and the thermal expansion of seawater as it warms). And that matters: For every inch of sea level rise, an estimated 6,000 additional people were impacted by Sandy who wouldn't have been otherwise. That's why Strauss told me last year, in the wake of the storm, that there is "100 percent certainty that sea level rise made this worse. Period." Read More

Yellowstone Volcano's Killer Hazard: Earthquakes

A supervolcano blasting Yellowstone National Park to smithereens may capture the imagination, but the region's real risk comes from earthquakes, researchers reported in Denver on Sunday (Oct. 27) at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting.
"The pervasive hazard in Yellowstone is earthquakes," said Robert Smith, a seismologist at the University of Utah. "They are the killer events."
Smith and his collaborators analyzed 4,520 earthquakes in and around Yellowstone that struck between 1985 and 2013. Their goal: Create the best picture ever of the magma chamber hidden beneath the park's colorful hot springs and spectacular geysers. A side benefit was a better view of the seismic risk from nearby faults.
One of these faults triggered the most destructive earthquake ever recorded in the Rocky Mountains — the deadly magnitude-7.3 Hebgen Lake quake in 1959. The epicenter was about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of West Yellowstone.
Smith said the probability of another magnitude-7 or larger earthquake on one of the major faults near Yellowstone is 0.125 percent. The number reflects the chance an earthquake will occur in any given year, based on past records. Read More

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Inner Awakening - Prophecy - Lori Toye

Bruce Lipton at IONS 40th Anniversary 7/21/2013

Dr. Lipton lays out his ideas on DNA, genetics, epigenetics and the Biology of Belief in a succinct presentation including some well done animations and graphics.

'As bad as it gets': Australia braces for worst of wildfires

Blue Mountains, Australia (CNN) -- More than 70 wildfires -- including 29 that are uncontained -- are raging across a wide swath of Australia's most populous state, now threatening the western suburbs of Sydney, authorities said Wednesday.
"It's only a matter of hours before we see a flare-up in fire activity and a breach of these tenuous containment strategies," said Shane Fitzsimmons, Rural Fire Service (RFS) commissioner, in Sydney earlier in the day.
The wildfires stretch along a nearly 1,000-mile line in New South Wales, from the far north of the state south of Brisbane -- which lies just across the Queensland border -- to east of Canberra, the country's federal capital. Fires in the Blue Mountain range west of Sydney are a particular worry as rough terrain has impeded firefighting efforts.
"If our strategies don't work and weather materializes tomorrow that is forecast ... it could be absolutely devastating," said Rural Fire Service (RFS) Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers in New South Wales on Tuesday. "We lost a couple hundred homes the other day -- we could get worse losses than that." Wednesday is expected to be "about as bad as it gets," added Fitzsimmons. Read More

Climate Condition contribute to more extreme weather events: The controversy started by a senior UN officials comments that there is a link between climate change and the devastating bushfires in eastern Australia continues. Read More

Seattle's Hilly Neighborhoods Could Slide Into the Water During the Next Earthquake

Seattle is full of slope-side real estate with gorgeous views of Lake Washington and Puget Sound. It's also primed for possible disaster, thanks to these very same hilly areas that could hurtle into the water during the next big earthquake.
When a quake strikes, it's easy to focus on the major structural damage that directly results from the shaking. But a secondary hazard, landslides, can be just as problematic in terms of property damage and the hampering of rescue efforts. With all its hills, Seattle is practically begging for a quake-triggered landslide-fest: The subsequent battering of the city's infrastructure would be "extensive and potentially devastating," with possibly more than 8,000 buildings in landslide-danger zones, according to new study coauthored by the University of Washington's Kate Allstadt.
Allstadt, a doctoral student and duty seismologist with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, is part of what's likely the most extensive exploration of Seattle's incipient landslides. She got involved in the research after moving to town and noticing the sheer abundance of steep inclines – not a great thing considering the city sits right atop the Seattle Fault, thought to be responsible for an estimated 7.5 magnitude quake that occurred around 900 A.D.
"I thought, I wonder what would happen to these slopes if there's an earthquake on this fault or any nearby?" she says. "Nobody's really studied in a quantitative way just how much landsliding there would be. I thought that would be important, because we need to prepare." Read More

Experts Warn: Major Earthquake Could Hit Israel At Any Time: After four earthquakes shake Israel in one week, experts debate whether the big one is imminent. Read More
Last Sunday, Israel experienced two earthquakes, raising fears that a significant geological event could occur. Sunday’s quakes followed two others, one on Saturday morning and another on Thursday evening. Although they were all minor in scope, some experts warn that a major earthquake may hit the region in the near future, capable of inflicting fatalities and significant property damage.

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Last Sunday, Israel experienced two earthquakes, raising fears that a significant geological event could occur. Sunday’s quakes followed two others, one on Saturday morning and another on Thursday evening. Although they were all minor in scope, some experts warn that a major earthquake may hit the region in the near future, capable of inflicting fatalities and significant property damage.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Golden City Vortices

By 2047, Coldest Years May Be Warmer Than Hottest in Past, Scientists Say

by Justin Gillis, New York Times
If greenhouse emissions continue their steady escalation, temperatures across most of the earth will rise to levels with no recorded precedent by the middle of this century, researchers said Wednesday.
Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa calculated that by 2047, plus or minus five years, the average temperatures in each year will be hotter across most parts of the planet than they had been at those locations in any year between 1860 and 2005.
To put it another way, for a given geographic area, “the coldest year in the future will be warmer than the hottest year in the past,” said Camilo Mora, the lead scientist on a paper published in the journal Nature.
Unprecedented climates will arrive even sooner in the tropics, Dr. Mora’s group predicts, putting increasing stress on human societies there, on the coral reefs that supply millions of people with fish, and on the world’s greatest forests.
“Go back in your life to think about the hottest, most traumatic event you have experienced,” Dr. Mora said in an interview. “What we’re saying is that very soon, that event is going to become the norm.”
The research comes with caveats. It is based on climate models, huge computer programs that attempt to reproduce the physics of the climate system and forecast the future response to greenhouse gases. Though they are the best tools available, these models contain acknowledged problems, and no one is sure how accurate they will prove to be at peering many decades ahead. Read More

Earth's Shifting Magnetic Field Linked To Planet's Changing Core

Earth's magnetic field shields the planet from charged particles streaming from the sun, keeping it from becoming a barren, Mars-like rock. For more than 300 years, scientists have recorded a westward-drifting feature in the field that models have been unable to explain.
By relying on insights gleaned from previous work, as well as data collected over nearly four centuries, an international team of scientists has been able to provide a model that accounts for the western drift of the magnetic field on one side of the planet.
"People have tried various configurations regarding the state of the core-mantle alignment," lead author Julien Aubert, of the Université Paris Diderot in France, told in an email."The ingredients were here, but they were never put in the right configuration, in particular for reproducing the geomagnetic westward drift."
Driven by temperature and gravity
The magnetic field that encases the planet is caused by interactions deep inside Earth's core. The inner core is solid, while the outer core features flowing liquid iron, which generates currents that in turn lead to magnetic fields.
The field surrounding the Earth changes over time, with shifts occurring most prominently in low latitudes in the Western Hemisphere. The fast-moving magnetic patches that occur near the equator drift approximately 10 miles (20 kilometers) per year. These changes are driven by intense regions of activity in the core, the cause of which scientists have been at a loss to explain. Read More

Friday, October 4, 2013

Lori Toye’s New Book: “A Teacher Appears”

by Craig Howell

I have written before about Lori, her insights about the future and her work at her company, I AM America, which prints and distributes her channeled information from the Ascended Masters. Her latest work is “A Teacher Appears” (as in, “when the student is ready…”), she just wasn’t sure she was quite ready for him when he appeared out of thin air at the end of her bed so long ago.    
This work covers lessons learned both personally and from the Masters dictation from when she first began her journey as a housewife on a farm in Idaho in the 1980’s with no knowledge of New Age or spiritual subjects, nor any desire to go there.
This book is information that was transcribed early on as part of the voluminous amount of channelings that were received, but has not been published until now.
I like this book because she has allowed me into her subjective feelings – the fears, the joys, the uncertainty -- about what she was going through as she made the leap of faith that brought her into contact with the Masters and started her spiritual work here with Master St. Germain (and many others). Or should I say, re-started that work. For as we see, in previous lives, she and St. Germain had been working together for a long time in order for her to finally bring forth the culmination of their agreement in the work she is doing now.
Although the Masters are powerful spiritual beings, they can only do so much in our free will, 3D world. They need us as much as we need them, but each must ask for help from the other. It becomes a partnership where we raise our energy a little higher and they come a little closer so that we can meet and be of service to one another.
During the course of Lori’s “initiations”, we learn many things. There are 51 small chapters, each giving some simplified teachings from the Masters as well as background information on the earth changes, the future, the Golden Cities (there are 51 throughout the world, 5 in the USA), about devices from future technology (such as the “Archtometer” which measures shifting of the Earth) and the utilization of crystal energies during the “Time of Changes”.
St.Germain says that the Earth has gone through a change like this two other times – during Atlantis (about 10,000 -12,000 year ago) and once for a civilization preceding Lemuria ( before Atlantis). We are in this cycle again, however this time there is a grand experiment going on that has never been tried before. This time will be different than any shifts that have happened, as there will be an elevation of spiritual Light that will allow us and the earth to take a leap in consciousness. We are not only shifting in a physical way, we are shifting in our overall vibratory rate, as is the planet herself. Read More

Uncovering the Hidden Language & Vibration of Spiritual Connection V3

NASA | IPCC Projections of Temperature and Precipitation in the 21st Cen...

NASA Predicts Alarming Changes In Earth's Climate By Year 2099

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A video released by NASA on Friday shows how changing climate will impact Earth by 2099, when alarming changes in temperature and rainfall patterns are expected to alter the topography of our planet.
New data visualizations from NASA’s Center for Climate Simulation and Scientific Visualization Studio at Goddard Space Flight Center, based on its models for climate and weather trends, depicts that climate conditions could rapidly change through the year 2099.
NASA predicts that if current rate of increase in green gas emissions continue, it could have drastic impact on Earth, with the global temperature and precipitation patterns changing at a faster pace, causing irreversible changes in Earth’s topography.
According to NASA’s projections, temperature could reach such highs by mid-century that would lead to meltdowns of Arctic ice, increase sea levels, while dry up inland water sources in several regions.  Rainfall patterns also could change causing changes in the water cycles with some areas getting more wetter and other regions witnessing increased dry spells.
NASA video demonstrates four possible scenarios of how Earth’s climate could change by 2099, based on four different levels of carbon dioxide emissions. Read More