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So you don’t believe that the climate is changing due to global warming. Well, let’s take a closer look. Just yesterday, there were two areas of the
United States that experienced tornadoes where they very rarely do. In a suburb of Boston, just five miles from the city, they experienced a
devastating tornado that wiped out two miles of city. How often do they experience tornadoes? Well, they haven’t had one since record-keeping began.
Denver saw three tornadoes yesterday as well.
Why did they experience these tornadoes and so late in the season? Because of the Arctic air that is being pulled so far south due to an out-of-whack
jet stream (I’ll get into the why of the jet stream later). This is very odd and rare for a cold front of this magnitude to dip this far south in late
July. There is higher than average temperatures to the south of the front, so of course, they are clashing and bringing the extreme weather. But, that
doesn’t explain the freak storm that struck a beach in California the other day when one man died and 12 others were injured by none other than a
single lightning bolt! Have you ever heard of such a thing? And in California of all places. They barely get rain, let alone a lightning storm.
Over the past couple of months alone, there have been freak hail storms (Japan, Spain), freak snow storms in June (Estonia, Russia and Scandinavia),
record rainfall throughout the Upper Midwest of US, extreme heat waves in Japan, China, western Europe, Central Asia and Mexico, severe flooding in
Alaska, record 24-hour rain fall totals in Georgia, Florida, and well…I could go on for a while, but you get the point. How can anyone deny that
extreme weather events are happening in a freaky way, much more than usual?
I finished writing a book called Fever Rising a couple of months ago about the problem of methane gas releasing into the atmosphere at dangerous
levels threatening our existence. After nearly two years of studying the issue and discussing it here at ATS, I decided it needed to be written. The
book does feature quite a few of my debates here at ATS and some quotes from members with permissions of course. The book is finally completed and
will be out soon, but after watching the news about the extreme weather events this week, especially the rare and deadly lightning strike in Cali, I
wanted to share some of the book with you. I dedicate a full chapter to the extreme weather events and why this is happening, well, IMO anyways. Here
is a part of that chapter that explains what is happening:
The extreme weather events have been picking up steam over the past few years, literally. It was hard for anyone to not take notice to the crazy
winter weather patterns that struck the United States over the winter of 2013-14. November arrived and so did Old Man Winter, and it never relented
for most of North America. The jet stream dipped far south over the country’s midsection bringing frigid cold temperatures as far south as Atlanta
while causing much warmer than normal temperatures in Alaska. The pattern began and never looked back until the middle of March, when temperatures
finally shot back up to balmy normal temperatures…right around freezing at 32 degrees.
The weather extremes are becoming the new normal, from super storms such as Sandy, to tropical tornadoes, snow in the desert, hurricane-force winds in
the UK, heatwaves shattering records in the southern hemisphere, to freak hail storms that rain down ice boulders. Most parts of the world are
experiencing some type of weather pattern that’s out of the ordinary.
I’m going to provide a brief summary of the why’s because I’ve gone into great detail on the causes of extreme weather in relation to the
dangerous gas theory throughout this book. Here’s a recap, in brief, step-by-step.
The temperatures are increasing due to rising methane levels trapping the sun’s heat;
The rising temperature is causing the moisture content and storm energy to increase;
More moisture results in much heavier rain, snow and flooding events;
The rising temperature has also caused an escalation of volcanic activity;
Rising volcanic activity in Indonesia is causing the jet stream to fluctuate;
The jet stream is causing dangerously warm weather to increase over Arctic ice;
The jet stream has also pulled frigid Arctic air deep into southern climate zones;
These clashing warm and cold fronts are causing extreme storm events;
The warm air over Arctic ice is causing an alarming amount of land ice to melt;
This land ice melting off Greenland is bringing extreme weather to northern Europe.
Here is an article from January of 2013 that talks about the wild weather that was the year 2012. It was extreme throughout that year, the United
States’ hottest year on record, and the severity of events continued to escalate throughout 2013.
Heat, flood or icy cold; extreme weather rages world wide
The New York Times, Jan. 10, 2013
By Sarah Lyall

WORCESTER, England — Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of drought, deluge and
flooding, but the unpredictability of it all turns out to have been all too predictable: Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace.
Especially lately. China is enduring its coldest winter in nearly 30 years. Brazil is in the grip of a dreadful heat spell. Eastern Russia is so
freezing — minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and counting — that the traffic lights recently stopped working in the city of Yakutsk.
Bush fires are raging across Australia, fueled by a record-shattering heat wave. Pakistan was inundated by unexpected flooding in September. A vicious
storm bringing rain, snow and floods just struck the Middle East. And in the United States, scientists confirmed this week what people could have
figured out simply by going outside: last year was the hottest since records began.
“Each year we have extreme weather, but it’s unusual to have so many extreme events around the world at once,” said Omar Baddour, chief of the
data management applications division at the World Meteorological Organization, in Geneva. “The heat wave in Australia; the flooding in the U.K.,
and most recently the flooding and extensive snowstorm in the Middle East — it’s already a big year in terms of extreme weather calamity.”
Such events are increasing in intensity as well as frequency, Mr. Baddour said, a sign that climate change is not just about rising temperatures, but
also about intense, unpleasant, anomalous weather of all kinds.

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Re: NO CLIMATE CHANGE, HUH? LETS RECAP THIS LAST WEEKS EXTREME WEATHER
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 03:16:16 PM »
Below please find an assortment of bought and paid for proud members of Congress  helping destroy the biosphere in the service of Fossil Fuels:[/b][/size]

GW = GLOBAL WARMING DENIER 

CC = OPPOSES ANY CLIMATE CHANGE RELATED LEGISLATION WHATSOEVER
 

Martha Roby (AL-02) CC    
Mo Brooks (AL-05) GW CC    
Joe Miller (AK-SEN) GW CC    
Paul Gosar (AZ-01) CC    
Ben Quayle (AZ-03) GW CC    
David Schweikert (AZ-05) CC 
Ruth McClung (AZ-07) GW CC    
Jesse Kelly (AZ-08) GW CC       
Rick Crawford (AR-01) CC    
Tim Griffin (AR-02) CC       
Steve Womack (AR-03) CC    
John Boozman (AR-SEN) GW CC       
David Harmer (CA-11) GW CC    
Jeff Denham (CA-19) GW CC       
Andy Vidak (CA-20) GW    
Scott Tipton (CO-03) CC       
Cory Gardner (CO-04) GW CC    
Steve Southerland (FL-02) CC       
Rich Nugent (FL-05) CC    
Daniel Webster (FL-08) CC       
Dennis Ross (FL-12) CC          
Sandy Adams (FL-24) CC    
David Rivera (FL-25) CC       
Marco Rubio (FL-SEN) GW CC    
Austin Scott (GA-08) CC    
Raul Labrador (ID-01) CC       
Joe Walsh (IL-08) GW CC    
Robert Dold (IL-10) GW CC       
Adam Kinzinger (IL-11) CC    
Randy Hultgren (IL-14) GW CC       
Bobby Schilling (IL-17) GW CC    
Mark Kirk (IL-SEN) CC      
Marlin Stutzman (IN-03) CC    
Todd Rokita (IN-04) GW CC       
Larry Bucshon (IN-08) GW CC    
Todd Young (IN-09) GW CC       
Dan Coats (IN-SEN) GW CC    
Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) GW CC       
Mike Pompeo (KS-04) CC       
Jerry Moran (KS-SEN) GW CC    
Rand Paul (KY-SEN) GW CC       
Jeff Landry (LA-03) CC    
Andy Harris (MD-01) CC       
Dan Benishek (MI-01) CC    
Bill Huizenga (MI-02) GW CC       
Justin Amash (MI-03) CC    
Tim Walberg (MI-07) GW CC       
Chip Cravaack (MN-08) GW       
Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) GW CC    
Billy Long (MO-07) CC       
Roy Blunt (MO-SEN) GW CC    
Alan Nunnelee (MS-01) CC       
Steven Palazzo (MS-04) CC    
Renee Ellmers (NC-02)       
Rick Berg (ND-AL) CC    
John Hoeven (ND-SEN) GW      
Frank Guinta (NH-01) CC    
Charlie Bass (NH-02) GW CC       
Kelly Ayotte (NH-SEN) GW CC    
Jon Runyan (NJ-03) CC       
Joe Heck (NV-03) CC    
Steve Pearce (NM-02) GW CC       
Mike Grimm (NY-13) GW CC    
Nan Hayworth (NY-19) GW CC       
Chris Gibson (NY-20) CC    
Anne Marie Buerkle (NY-25) GW CC    
Tom Reed (NY-29) CC       
Steve Chabot (OH-01) GW CC    
Bill Johnson (OH-06) CC       
Steve Stivers (OH-15) GW CC    
Jim Renacci (OH-16) CC       
Bob Gibbs (OH-18) GW CC    
James Lankford (OK-05) GW CC
Mike Kelly (PA-03) CC       
Pat Meehan (PA-07) CC    
Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) CC       
Tom Marino (PA-10) CC    
Lou Barletta (PA-11) CC       
Pat Toomey (PA-SEN) GW    
Tim Scott (SC-01) CC       
Trey Gowdy (SC-04) GW CC       
Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) GW CC    
Kristi Noem (SD-AL) GW CC       
Chuck Fleischman (TN-03)    
Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) CC       
Diane Black (TN-06) GW CC    
Stephen Fincher (TN-08) CC       
Bill Flores (TX-17) CC
Francisco Canseco (TX-23) CC       
Blake Farenthold (TX-27) GW    
Mike Lee (UT-SEN) CC       
Scott Rigell (VA-02) GW CC    
Robert Hurt (VA-05) GW CC       
Morgan Griffith (VA-09) GW    
Keith Fimian (VA-11) GW       
John Koster (WA-02) GW CC    
Jamie Herrera (WA-03) CC       
Dick Muri (WA-09) GW    
Dino Rossi (WA-SEN) GW       
Sean Duffy (WI-07) CC    
Reid Ribble (WI-08) CC       
Ron Johnson (WI-SEN) GW CC    
David McKinley (WV-01) GW CC    


Look at this picture WORTH A LOT MORE THAN A THOUSAND "WORDS" (i.e. millions of cancers, severe pollution, biosphere degradation and billions of dollars in DIRTY "profits from WE-THE-PEOPLE):

http://viewrz.com/video/fossil-fuel-government

Progress on: Petition to Demand a WORLD WAR TWO STYLE MASSIVE, ALL OUT EFFORT to transition to 100% Renewable Energy within a DECADEMrs. Louise Christoffersen, QC Jul 25, 00:29 # 331
This is a major issue for the whole planet and we all need to take action right now. What's happening in my province (La belle province...) is the complete opposite. There will be a major oil drilling on l'Île d'Anticosti which is a natural reserve (Gulf of the St-Lawrence), the Transcanada pipeline that will cross the province and a maritime terminal in Cacouna (St-Lawrence river) for tankers and fracking in many parts of the province. Whatever the protests, citizens, city and municipal authorities, résidents, First Nations, Greenpeace, the Suzuki Foundation, etc. The Harper gov. keeps signing... $$$. Our former provincial government had bought back l'Île d'Anticosti to preserve it from being exploited and to give it the status of a protected land. She was not to sign yet for all the rest until studies would proove the safety of all the other exploitations. She was more environment oriented. But since the last elections, the new provincial government is only thinking business. We will continue to stand against it. We have a lot of hydro-electricity which is "almost" clean, but not quite. I believe in solar energy, wind and even free energy. (Tesla). But that would shake the whole economy as we know it and would not please the ones who benefit from the oïl and gas industry. They would just have to opt for other professions, with new values. I know it can be done. The more of us who speak up, and put it in action, the more it will happen.

Mr. Ron McCullough, TN  Jul 18, 19:51 # 304
We as a nation have to free ourselves from the tyranny and boundless greed of the fossil fuel oligarchs that keep us in the Dark Ages of renewable energy. How is it good governance to destroy the Earth for short term gains for the 1%? It's not. It's the result of corruption and cowardice of elected officials and it must stop!

Mr. Troy Kilbourne, MN  Jul 18, 18:48 # 303
A "Manhattan Project" for renewable energy is, I believe, the only thing that can reverse our course towards catastrophic climate change. We did it back then, and we can do it now.

Mr. Stephen Spaulding, NH  Jul 17, 06:00 # 302
The fossil fuel industry knows its stranglehold on us inevitably has to end. It's feverishly trying every way it can to lock us into dependence for another half-century. We cannot allow this to happen.

Ms. Jean Elliott, IL Jul 16, 09:44 # 300
This is an emergency. Climate and pollution disasters loom unless we get off fossil fuels.
Please sign this petition. The Biosphere you save will be your own.
Here is the link to the petition:  http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ai3Tb 


Please Pass it on. People NEED TO KNOW THE TRUTH!


It’s Official: USA is #1 at Climate Change Denial


http://www.care2.com/causes/its-official-usa-is-1-at-climate-change-denial.html#ixzz38Vkjei00

An intelligent comment by Gene J. on the above article
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Nothing about this issue and our denial of the evidence accruing every day before our eyes surprises me.
The money the 1% throw at this issue virtually guarantees many fools will have questions. The evidence, scientific evidence, is out there, available and unassailable - yet the republican party and its masters continue to value money over life.
Make no mistake that is what this is about. We change or we die. A mass extinction event making this planet uninhabitable for oxygen based life forms is coming, it may be a century or so before the full effects are seen, but the precursors are already here. But those who value money over human life think that because they will not be inconvenienced, it matters not.
These are the most selfish people in human history, they don't care at all about what their own heirs will face, they know they won't face it themselves and they don't care about anyone else, not even their own grandchildren.
They make me sick. Literally, because the foul effects of climate change are already affecting daily life with the ever increasing super storms, the incredible disruption in our oceans, the deteriorating quality of our air and the countless new and old diseases are children are already suffering from.
None of that matters as much as piling up money to them. Nothing will change until the people rise up.
But even that, I fear, is too little, too late at this point. We've done the damage, now we'll have to deal with the carnage to come.
I do not believe in hell, but there are times I wish I did. Because people like this deserve a special seat next to the fire for the hell they are creating for the generations to come who will live through the results of our stupidity now, until life ceases on this planet while it takes 50,000 or so years to cleanse itself of our presence. I just hope the next sentient species to arise can read, and believe, what the fossil record will tell them about how stupid we really were so that they do not repeat our mistakes.


Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/its-official-usa-is-1-at-climate-change-denial.html#ixzz38Vjj5xsi

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Re: NO CLIMATE CHANGE, HUH? LETS RECAP THIS LAST WEEKS EXTREME WEATHER
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 03:53:27 PM »
A "Manhattan Project" for renewable energy is, I believe, the only thing that can reverse our course towards catastrophic climate change. We did it back then, and we can do it now.

Remember the "Occupy Movement"? If we're gonna have a "Manhattan Project" level of addressing the climate crisis (and we need something a little more than that--we need a broad commitment on the level of response which was WWII -- only it won't be a war), we'd have to have a global movement roughly twice as influencial and powerful as Occupy was. And it couldn't just be about renewable energy -- though that's a part of what is needed. It'd have to use the sorts of methods Albert Bates discusses to sequester carbon. And we'd have to save all of the world's forests from further destruction. Etc. Etc. And this might possibly begin to turn the situation in the other direction, slowly.

We need a full on non-violent social and political revolution!
My "avatar" graphic is Japanese calligraphy (shodō) forming the word shoshin, meaning "beginner's mind". --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoshin -- It is with shoshin that I am now and always "meeting my breath" for the first time. Try it!

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Re: NO CLIMATE CHANGE, HUH? LETS RECAP THIS LAST WEEKS EXTREME WEATHER
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 04:28:32 PM »
JRM,

But the numbers don't have to be 80 or 90%.

All we need is 51% across the board so no congressional district can get gerrymandered and no amount of pro-fossil fuel propaganda or scare tactics get enough traction to buttress the stumbling blocks in government from the town to the national level.

Passing posts like this along to we-the-people helps attain this goal.  :icon_sunny:
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Re: NO CLIMATE CHANGE, HUH? LETS RECAP THIS LAST WEEKS EXTREME WEATHER
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 04:44:28 PM »
Obviously some serious change in political momentum has to happen in order for the politics on this to matter.

I tend not to place a lot of hope in conventional politics -- or congress, etc. But I'm not entirely without any hope whatsoever. But a miracle would be needed for that to change.

Meanwhile, I tend to invest my energies in grassroots transformation outside of the political establishment.
My "avatar" graphic is Japanese calligraphy (shodō) forming the word shoshin, meaning "beginner's mind". --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoshin -- It is with shoshin that I am now and always "meeting my breath" for the first time. Try it!

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Re: NO CLIMATE CHANGE, HUH? LETS RECAP THIS LAST WEEKS EXTREME WEATHER
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 07:06:31 PM »
JRM said,
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Meanwhile, I tend to invest my energies in grassroots transformation outside of the political establishment.

Any energy invested in spreading the truth of our climate predicament is energy well invested!  :emthup: :icon_sunny:
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