Climate

There is an acrimonious pulse of weather.

 

  When you have to deal with wild environment with every manner of reporting of wild extreminities at the same time a terrorist war rumbles and the economy stinks, life is difficult.

  As we pulse through summer, one form of wild extremities are extreme heat waves, which were evident in 2003 in Europe where most affected were elderly; beware for extreme dangerous heat waves are forming in Europe June of 2019 as we speak. 

  A megastorm with the power and size of two Hurricane Andrews barreled through the Caribbean two years ago and then struck Florida for hour after hour over the weekend of September 9, 2017.  It was Hurricane Irma and her very powerful winds.   Initial impact: category 4. Civic center Miami escaped the eye, as it steered along the western side of the state.  Key Largo, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa were fiercely struck because of the winds and storm surge.  It continued up the state, with the theme parks of Orlando shut down.  Over 75,000 people hunkered in storm shelters.  17 million were under the hurricane warning. By midnight of 9-11, 4.1 million people were without power.  Several hours later it was 4.9.  This hurricane was so huge, at one point it was recorded at having 185 mph winds for 37 hours, the strongest and longest lasting in the history of the modern planet.  And, the repercussions are not over, yet.

The Day After Tomorrow and the Berezovha mammoth

  An aspect of a Hollywood movie called The Day After Tomorrow is connected to flash freezing. It has happened before.
  In the latitudes of Siberia, about 49,000 years ago, ±3,500 years, a huge freeze descended over the northern Siberian frontier in summer. 
  A most famous surviving mammoth elephant, the Berezovha mammoth, was found in 1900 virtually intact seventy miles north of the Arctic Circle, 67deg 32'N near the Berezovha River. 
  It is on display in the Zoological Institute Museum in Leningrad. 
  
  Nine types of grasses were found inside his body intact, including buttercups. What they found led scientists to concur it happened not in the dead of winter, but spring or early summer. 
  The lack of decomposition mystifies scientists because it happened during warm weather, unless, flash-freezing occurred.
  Neither ice water or mud caused the animal’s demise because, as one scientist put it, in a 1929 American Society Transactions report, from I.P. Tolmachoff, when an animal dies through suffocation, its genital organ becomes erect. This colossal beast did not die a slow death as caused by mudslides.
  Sunshine failed to melt the extinct mammoth for thousands of years because the Sun failed to penetrate that region of earth after the turbulent thick-enough freeze descended—brought by some cold front with winds strong enough to probably build in the excess of 200 m.p.h. There was not even enough time for gases to buildup in that extinct elephant’s body. Why are hardcore scientists and meteorologists telling us, in the overall scheme of things, that certain portions of the poles continue to shrink, the winters, summers, and especially springs are appearing more and more off kilter? ?  

 

   Part of the answer comes from POES and DMSP.  Since the 1960s, the United States has operated two separate operational polar-orbiting weather satellite systems, POES, and DMSP. These systems are known as the Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES), managed by NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), managed by the Department of Defense (DOD). These satellites obtain environmental data.  

  Unlike geostationary satellites which maintain a fixed position above the earth, polar-orbiting satellites constantly circle the globe in an almost north-south orbit, providing global coverage of conditions that affect our weather and climate.  Each satellite makes about 14 orbits a day.   As the earth rotates beneath it, each satellite views the entire earth’s surface twice a day.  Today, there are two operational POES satellites and two operational DMSP satellites that are positioned so that they can observe the earth in early morning, mid-morning, and early afternoon polar orbits. Together, they ensure that for any region of the earth, the data provided to users are generally no more than 6 hours old.   For DOD centers, field terminals are within a direct line of sight of the satellites and can receive live data directly from the polar-orbiting satellites.

   There exist an estimated 150 such field terminals operated by the U.S. government, many by DOD. 

   Field terminals can be taken into areas with little or no data communications infrastructure— such as on a battlefield or ship—and enable a recipient priceless weather data directly from the polar-orbiting satellites. These terminals have their own software and processing capability to decode and display a subset of the satellite data to the user.   Data collected overall from both POES and DMSP also provides resources for monitoring sea ice extent and concentration.  As a footnote, DMSP built it’s last operating satellite in the 1990s, built by Lockheed Martin, was launched in April 2014 but lost communication with ground control on Feb. 11, 2016 and since has never regained on-line status. The F19 satellite and those models that came before it, goes back to 1962, have been primary resources for monitoring sea ice extent. Since 1978 with the installation of microwave technology, weather data has been enriched to collect cloud coverage, temperature, humidity, and ozone distribution; to land surface products showing snow cover, vegetation, and land use; to ocean products depicting sea surface temperatures, sea ice and ocean wave height, and last but not least, outer space environment.  3 Sample shots.  The first source is from NOAA a snapshot of Hurricane Floyd 1999; next DOD and the western Atlantic Ocean; last is from NOAA and the Mt Etna, Sicily volcano plumes.

  The replacement known as DMSP F-20 was slated to be launched in 2018; in fact, it was moved up from 2020 to replace a key European satellite for retirement in 2017 that covered the Middle East area.  Congress, struggling for funding, decided to kill everything in 2016, period.  For the moment the older DMSP F-17 is handling the sending of data…until it dies.  In Feb of 2015, an even older F14 exploded in space.  So far, there are still 5 DMSP satellites in service.  There is an emerging Earth pattern that the global average temperature of Earth has gone up .9°F in the last 100 years.  “Nine of the ten warmest years on record happened after 1995.  Whether carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere is the reason for the heat to go up is not for me to say here, however the carbon dioxide content has increased significantly since 1970.  

[  Carbon dioxide concentrations are usually expressed as parts per million (ppm) by volume of atmospheric carbon dioxide. During the time of Beethoven it was about 275 ppm.   In 1880 it was 290 ppm.  In 1958: 315 ppm.   In 1997: 355 ppm.  In 2011, it reached 391 ppm.  When the concentration of carbon dioxide increases, the absorption by carbon dioxide becomes greater and the globe becomes warmer.  Of all the levels of carbon dioxide indexed, the current levels of carbon dioxide are higher than at any time for the past 450,000 years.  One has to go back even farther in time—way beyond 800,000 years ago—to find carbon dioxide levels sustained at 400+ppm levels.  According to all sides, it is not disputed that carbon dioxide levels are a third higher than the pre-industrial era.  But, thus far, no scientist or person of higher learning has come up with an idea to reverse this steady rise of carbon dioxide levels.]

Climate in history

Secret $100,000 Pentagon report

  So as people argue the merits and truth of the term global warming, our weather has indeed become challenging. 

  The climate has the potential to become unstable.  Some of you are acquainted with a secret $100,000 Pentagon report finalized in October of 2003, and some of you are not. This strange 22-page report begins with: “the purpose of this report is to imagine the unthinkable.” Whether you like it or not, whether you have a seared conscience to global warming or not, the urgent rise of global temperatures is not make-believe.    Whether you think we are in a cycle or not—who is to blame for the changing climate, learn about the facts in Alert: For The Times. The weather is driven by ocean currents, atmosphere and their agents of change such as surprising howling winds July 19th.  People forget, the last time we underwent phenomenal climate change happened at the last ice age.  But, could it be possible today?  The two most prominent meteorologists and climatologists in the Western world bounced around a rare pronouncement in December of 1999: we must deal with climate change of the entire world.  In 2002, the National Academics of Sciences issued a special report Abrupt Climate Change’s Inevitable Surprises. Many items you will not want to believe, but they are all documented. They are very important because it brings historical events more clearly into our world’s timeframe. 

Turbulent El Paso Texas 2004 2010

   Almost 15 years ago, in 2004, the United States was hit by many vicious tornadoes, including one which was declared a large funnel in El Paso, Texas, on May 27; it was a bona fide weather report not from average citizens.  That was the year of winds, too.   Ironically, the week of March 22, 2010, El Paso was once more pummeled by ferocious winds to the tune of 80 mph.  And, on May 10, 2013 a tornado, or a dust storm that looks like a tornado or a horny dust devil with water sprinkles--call it what you will.  Granted, tornadoes are rare in the Southwest.
  Moreover, are not twisters categorized as a normal thing in Spring, right?  Tell that to the people in Tenino, Washington, or Eminence, Kentucky, or Hillsboro, Missouri, or Washington County, Indiana, where vicious winds snapped off telephone poles like toothpicks. Look up tornadoes in the aforementioned. There was nothing normal there.  Oh, but unless they are categorized as a full-fledged tornado (or hurricane), the violent winds are forgotten in the history books. That happened also at Queens College, NY. [Thank you Richard for being a brave photographer. Achtung, things are also a little crazy on a wild ride in Germany with violent winds. Kommen Sie lightning.]  Reuters views America, June 4, 2008. Others disturbances are memorable, like the 2004 Indonesian tsunami which had everything, you name it, punching winds, floods, shakes and death.  Remember the 2006 tornado in London? 
  Do you remember the vicious destruction caused by a twister in Jarrell or Joplin? 

   The world has had its share of very strange windy weather events: Canada (an F5 Jun 22, 2007,) PolandPortugal, and the recent tornado in Uruguay, hitting Dec 6, 2012. These are just a few examples. And, that is the way it usually happens in the mainstream world.............they do not survive to be placed in history books.

Things were pretty tough.

   One is not saying turbulent winds do not happen, yet their rarity of occurrence has slipped away as the ebook demonstrates this.  Hammered by the reality of a turbulent economy, and for some it may look like a future picture is not too bright. 
Dallas Apr 13, 2007

Dallas ABC Apr 4, 2012

Dallas Sept 6, 2014

Fierce winds pounded metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia, 130 +mph winds Mar 14, 2008.

  You may find it hard to believe we connect TRV (Technical Remote Viewing) as an aid in deciphering the changing climate.  

  Technical Remote Viewing reveals things about the weather that will send chills up your spine, and which was maneuvered out of the hidden pages of history—in the 1990s—because of one of its training officers, a Major Edward Dames. - Various timeframes involving climate are important; for example a baseball game at Wrigley Field 2008, or in rip roaring Chicago.  Maj. Dames was the one who said watch out for 2004, because it will be known as the year of winds and he said it mainly before it all really began to pan out.
  Lynch-pin yourself to the idea: climate change does not need hundreds or thousands of years to occur. 

  Why should you be concerned about disappearing ice in Tibet or the fact that in 26 countries, we have seen the worst flooding in the past 500 years?   Do you remember seeing those wild Phoenix dust storms, or crazy floods in Czechoslovakia and Germany in 2002?   Do you remember the Blizzard of 2003 or 2011?   Do you also remember August of 2007 when rare tornado-like winds hit the metropolis of Chicago ?  Is there any message behind the statement: since Teddy Roosevelt’s time, it is a little known fact that the snow and ice of Mt Kilimanjaro has shrunk by 82%, and, that in its current melting, the snow and ice is disappearing 1.3 feet PER DAY.  But, it is still there.

Mt Kilimanjaro   El Nino

Another example: a region of Canada’s Nunavat territory, just like Mt Kilimanjaro, is melting in disconcerting large pieces.   From a report in the prestigious Geophysical Research Letters, scientists from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and from the University in Quebec City, Canada, have pointed out that after nearly 100 years of melting, the largest ice shelf in the Arctic—the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf on Ellesmere Island—has broken off.  One hundred years ago, the northern border of Ellesmere I. was a solid ice shelf.   Believe it or not, 90% of that ice is gone!   The fresh water is pouring through the Disraeli Fjord.
  There is slowly evolving a mark that is rising into human psyche consciousness.  The mark is the tension that rises when man and woman, are pitted face to face with the adversities of weather.   Since time immemorial it has occurred before, so what’s the big deal?
  The answer lies in the fact that the tension is growing at an alarming rate, due to weather events repeating too quickly, and is more far-reaching than previously thought, which leaves us concerned.   Like Baskin-Robbins, the tension comes in many flavors.
  Nothing shows the cause for concern better than when the television news networks in America pick it up as a “news headline.”  Fourteen Springs ago, specifically May of 2003, the tension went tilt in middle America. Tornadoes went berserk.   Some 60 tornadoes were spawned out of 1 or 2 violent storms.  60 mind you.  That’s SIXTY.

  Other events of “different flavors” are also mentioned in the new book that point to the far-reaching rate. While the average person is probably not in tune, unfortunately, in the disciplines of science, they are getting the picture. Winds in the neighborhood of 90-110 miles an hour in big cities were once quite rare.


  Do you vividly remember the El Niño Years of 1997-98? 
  Before long, everyone will know what we mean; but it makes life interesting when you have to deal with the environment of wild extreminities at the same time a terrorist war rumbles and the economy is not that great.  Lynch-pin yourself to the idea: climate change does not need hundreds or thousands of years to occur.

Robert Valentine's book Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets  provides numerous data points about the climate, suitable for any age.

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