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     Do you vividly remember the El Niño Years of 1997-98?   Moreover, how many of you remember circa Memorial Day of 2021, the U.S. COVID-19 death toll was in the near range of 100,000 dead and reported cases of being infected were 1,635,000+ as millions celebrated Memorial Day at the end of May.  I see this May of 2024 will turn up to be memorable for reasons of historyand I write this before we actually hit Memorial Day.   Life becomes interesting when you have to deal with the environment of wild extreminities at the same time a Mid-East war rumbles and huge expenditures of money are being diverted to the illegal alien problem and the Balkan region in what may seem like a no-sign of ending scenario.  

     As tens of thousands headed to the beach or parks or to big national park forests, it was not easy to return to normal for those countless who had experienced one of the nation's worst time periods.  Climate issues, mind you, can come in a wide assortment of flavors.  There was, is, a climate of dissension that exists in N.Y. City  or Portland, Oregon, if you think in terms of a generality of the definition of climate.  But, I wish to mark history and to think in terms of being specific.  

      Weeks before people went to enjoy themselves splashing in water parks and beaches, the following demonstrates the case how May of 2024 turned many people's lives upside-down.  

      Beneath the winds of time, early May of 2024 is a scene of people getting caught in nightmarish, pre-hurricane season terror.  I wonder how many American truck drivers pulling their rigs also got pummeled? and not just in May. Ever wonder about that?   Driving large tractor-trailers or delivery trucks is one of the largest occupations in the U.S. There exists more than 3.5 million people who work as truck drivers, and some 350,000 register as independent.  Over 869 tornadoes, as of May 22, 2024, have been reported; as of same date, we have gone in May only 2 days without any tornado, source NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, May 22, 2024. Heartless to say, twisters ravaging the countryside is typical of any May, but not the following.  Opening scene number one.  It usually starts like this with TV coverage (6 mins).  No single May has been this momentous since 2011.

       By the time you read this, who knows how many weeks and months have passed.  The deadly storm of Houston, however, is one for the ages; odd timing as dozens of Houston District teachers were given the pink slip.  Initial stories of folks without power in Houston (1min41).  What made this unique is that it went inside the metropolis of Houston, the third largest city in the U.S. (5 mins).   Los Angeles or N.Y are not number one any more; for the record, L.A. is now #4.  This link that shows May 16 around 5 pm is no exaggeration (9 mins).  The aftermath (rem there was also triple-digit heat) after the horrendous burst of 100 mph straight lined winds, which is just as Major Ed Dames had warned us about them coming, and to be prepared.  Decades ago, it was rare indeed they enter the environs of any big city.  Once we get to autumn, we will see if this year's wind torments come close to 2011.  When a flood catches you off-guard, that says something.  The worst floods in the regions history hit mid-May of 2024.  Oooo la la, this climate business that has also arisen is no mythology, the extremes whacked France this May (6mins 11 secs).  If you saw these things coming down, you would panic, too.  (Above video links courtesy of New Newspaper Today, Cash Jordan, KOIN 6, Fox 26, Global News, KPRC 2 Click2Houston, 13 Eyewitness News, Island News, ABC News, Fox 13 Seattle, CBS News France 24 English, DW News, New Newspaper Today.  Connect to your speaker = more dramatic.)  

      I wonder if they have their city streets parked with the homeless and parked RVs? in the leading large French cities and in Paris, home to the Summer Olympics.  I bet this acute homeless within LA does not exist in Paris.  Watch out, it could turn up like a MacArthur Park. Then, people will squawk loud enough, could take years, took about 3 years at MacArthur Park, then the city did something.  [Los Angeles begins enforcing no overnight RV parking. This is a strategic novelty, but not for the rest of the City of Los Angeles; it's just for part of the westside, at the time of this writing.  Some are, but most of the dire homeless in the big metropolis are not natives from Los Angeles.  We shall see if our Mayor Karen Bass will have divine grace and be a hero to Los Angeles or be just another politician that comes and goes. She is after all, born in Los Angeles, like me, and I hope she pulls through. Gee wiz, is it illegal to park an RV permanently on a city street when it is time to do a street cleaning on that side of the street?]   During the 1984 Summer Olympics, most RV owners drove their RV to a RV Park.  But, L.A. was not that trashy in 1984, folks.  [Sacramento has an ordinance that RV vehicles are not allowed to park on the street in the same location for more than 72 hours.]  Ah, Los Angeles why should you be like Sacramento?  Let little rodents infest a dilapidated RV, which according to the L.A. Homeless Services Authority, there were 14,000 beaten-up RVs in all of L.A. County (including the city) in 2023. 

           

       There is an acrimonious pulse of weather.  IN AN EL NINO YEAR EXPECT SPRING FLOODING CAUSED BY THE Pineapple Express.  

       BUT, LET US JOT DOWN TO A PAST December, DECEMBER of 2022. The first 3 Decembers of our new decade, if memory serves me right, might seem like a normal pulse of December wintry cold, unless you were in Hawaii, which is discussed four paragraphs below.   But, what developed the December of 2022 was like none other in memory, for it surpassed the Blizzard of '77 and the other blizzard nightmare of Feb. 2011, specifically Chicago, although not exclusively, as mentioned in this author's ebook, Alert: For The Times.  

      People sensed something was brewing as seen in this Dec. 23 report on CBS Mornings.  There was even talk of no mass cancellations, but that flew out the window fast.  First it was heard there were 1000, then 2,000 then 5000 air flight cancellations, until by Christmas Eve of 2022, at least 100 million people felt the seriousness. The storm was also felt by our neighbors to the north.  Merry Christmas--all this was phenomenal and was not your normal winter storms like in the past, as seen in both the aforementioned ABC report and this NBC report.  

      In this horrific time, there were even culprits responsible for hineas acts of damaging the power grid, who should be made to clean the frozen streets with their bare hands and should get a long prison sentence with their faces displayed everywhere.  By Dec. 26, 46 had lost their lives MSNBC. There were elements of truly screwed up transportation, as seen in this CBS Miami report.  I saw people gawking at snow falling in Miami, courtesy of the Guardian News.   Ah, Floridians won't forget that.

      December is normally a very quiet month in terms of tornadoes, but not in 2021.  Welcome to another most unusual era.  ABC News tornado report.  Tornado NBC report of December 11, 2021.   (4 mins).  The worst hit area was Kentucky. You've heard of Hawaii the island paradise? 

     Well, as reported elsewhere, the wind gusts report for the month of Dec. 2021 were astronomical and rather historic with Hawaii experiencing a second snow storm in a few days (courtesy of NBC and EXTREME WEATHER & NATURAL DISASTERS).   In summer of 2023, the world was drawn to Hawaii as a horrible thing happened on one of the islands of the Hawaiian chain when a hideous weather storm hit Maui August of 2023 that caused a horrendous fire storm that was made worse by the winds created by the energies of Hurricane  Dora, courtesy of SkyLive.

    You've heard of Chicago the Windy City?  Welcome to St Louis another Windy City,  courtesy of Jimbobcaptian. Watch the trash can at Bush Stadium.  Acrimonious weather is having its share of strange repeats in times when such events usually do not occur.  The world continues its share of very strange windy weather events.

 

 

     Brazil was hit hard by El Niño early May, 2024, worst flood in 80 years; affected regions by air.  OLYMPIC ATHLETES caught behind a hard rock and preparing for Paris.  After experiencing record hot temperatures, the state of Puebla, Mexico found itself not just in what you can call strange, it went beyond strange, being also hit May of 2024 with 9-inch hail, crazy floods, epic 120-mph winds and snow and ice, making streets like rivers.

    Swirling rivers of melting conglomerations of ice and cold water smacks Poland May of 2024, after large-size hail ping-pongs your roof and head and alters normal lifestyles; in one scene, those little punks broke a house window, caught on camera.   AND, please don't get the funny idea that this happens every year and it is normal.  Did I mention heat?   To our neighbor in the north, Canada has had over 100 raging fires and bad air quality due to those fires, and summer has not even started.  Ditto: Nepal and northern Japan and other parts of the world.  Blame it on whoever or whatever you want, I am an historian and lay it out for you.  I remember about 20 years ago, my WW II father and I took a trip across Canada, from Calgary to Vancouver and met some of the most nicest people and saw some of the most beautiful forests, mountains and valleys.  My heart goes out to Canadians.  2023s flames of Greece and other European destinations, including the visit of Pope Francis in August to Portugal, are mentioned in my book.  Did you know two years ago, several European paved streets were recorded at 140˚?   Courtesy of Firstpost, DW News, NBC News, New Newspaper Today and WION. 

    As we pulse through each season, one form of wild extremities can be extreme cold or, can be extreme heat waves, which were evident in 2003 in Europe, when most affected were elderly, as mentioned in my ebook.  Over 52,000 people died in Europe because of that unusual Summer heatwave and fires.  Also, the El Niño years of 1997-1998 are chronologically recorded in meticulous order in the new ebook, which is on sale this May; after May, the price goes up.

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? ?  

 

Report on Secret Pentagon programs

  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. 

   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.  On December 23, 2021, it reached 419.43 ppm.  A peak was registered in May of 2022 at 421 ppm. Do you think it will next go down? I wish. 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 while at the same time lots of people are freezing their butts off.]

  Various timeframes involving climate are important.  Almost 20 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, as mentioned in Alert: For The Times.   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, but just like this video shows, our veranda of grid systems that should protect us is not quite different than say 20 or 30 years ago.

 

 

 

 

   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 military history—in the 1990s—because of one of its training officers, a Major Edward Dames. - for example in rip roaring Chicago or the unusual wail of sirens in 2021, a call to danger.  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.
  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?   Were the Blizzards of 2003 or 2011 a figment of your imagination?  How about the most current blizzard storms in Dec. of 2022?  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.”  Twenty 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.

  Addendum:  Memories of a Memorial Day, 2024: Happened Memorial Day that killed.  A mean tornado hit a Shell gas station in Valley View, Texas and description, courtesy of CBS Texas. Camera captured terrified residents hiding out in the gas station,courtesy of WFAA.  Will May of 2024 be the precursor to another year of winds, ala 2003 or 2011?  Time will tell, but in terms of travel, millions of Americans travelled Memorial Day weekend, the month of May broke TSA records, while national credit card debt is at an all-time high of $1.11 trillion, courtesy of ABC News.  Make sure you go all the way to the ending of the recording, and listen to the valedictorian story and how he gave his powerful speech after his father passes away.

  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.

 

Robert Valentine's book Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets  is not a whimsy spur of the moment thing.  In time, the picture becomes clearer.  The author has labored on it since 1996, and the numerous data points provided are suitable for any age.

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