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    Clipper, I found this on Whitley Striebers www.unknowncountry.com Hope this is ok to pass on? What do you think? thank! take care Tina ps resending this to you
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      Clipper,

      I found this on Whitley Striebers www.unknowncountry.com
      Hope this is ok to pass on? What do you think?
      thank!
      take care
      Tina

      ps resending this to you as it was sent back to me for not getting approved within 14 days. I sent it on 4/11 thanks!

      The facts behind the Superstorm QuickWatch Monitor 2005 was a
      turning point year during which climate change became inevitable. As
      atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose to heights not seen on earth for
      millions of years, and did so far faster than predicted by scientists as
      recently as 2003, weather conditions worsened globally. Across the
      planet, there were vast fires as desert-like drought struck regions that
      have evolved deciduous forests. Massive Siberian forest fires, usually
      started by thieves intent on selling fire-damaged lumber to China, added
      significantly to global pollution. Had the region not become so dry, the
      fires could not have been started. The Atlantic Ocean, always a
      generator of storms, became the most dangerous such region in the oceans as
      global warming drove sea surface temperatures to record highs while the
      same process, by trapping heat near the earth's surface, cause
      stratospheric temperatures to plummet to record lows. This synergy
      resulted in the evolution of many and huge storms. Unusual storm
      events became more common, and the combination of global warming and a
      cyclical rise in hurricane activity insured that future hurricane seasons
      would bring more devastation. At risk is the entire Atlantic coast of the
      Americas from Central America to Newfoundland. The most devastating
      hurricane in history, Katrina, ruined the US city of New Orleans. This
      happened because American Army Corps of Engineers funds earmarked to
      harden that city's levee system to a level where they would resist a
      category 5 hurricane were diverted for use in Iraq. Despite reports that
      clearly and unequivocally stated that the levee system was not adequate, the
      problem was ignored. Some storms, such as Epsilon in December of
      2005, have survived the north Atlantic crossing and affected Europe, and it
      is anticipated that there will be more unusual and powerful storm
      activity in the Atlantic in coming seasons, with a significant
      probability that more cities, primarily in the United States, will be
      effectively destroyed by direct hits from Category 5 hurricanes. New
      Orleans remains at extreme jeopardy, along with such Gulf Coastal cities
      as Beaumont, Houston, and Corpus Christi, Texas. Low lying areas of New
      York City and the whole of central Long Island are at extreme risk of
      inundating storm surge in the event that a Category 4 or higher
      hurricane should strike this area. The US midwest is at jeopardy for
      extremely severe spring and fall weather due to the extraordinary temperature
      differential that now exists between lower and mid-level atmospheres.
      This situation exists in all areas where surface temperatures build,
      along with high humidity, during the warm months of the year. The Gulf
      Stream has been found to be essentially breaking down. The great columns
      of water that keep it flowing have been reduced to just two, and they
      are weakening rapidly. The failure of this current will have
      catastrophic effects in Europe and North America, completely
      transforming the climate of these areas in ways that cannot now be predicted,
      but will probably involve a significant lengthening of winter and a
      dramatically curtailed growing season in this presently surplus food area.
      Along with the impending change in the structure of the ocean will come
      a reduction in planetary air movement, with the effect that air mixing
      and the clearing of polluted areas will become less robust. All regions
      generating high levels of pollution are therefore at risk of becoming
      unlivable for extended periods during pollution emergencies. In early
      2006, such a situation arose in Tehran, with the loss of much life, and
      this effect is likely to become commonplace worldwide after 2007 to
      2009. Additionally, unexpectedly aggressive melt off the polar ice cap,
      the Western Antarctic ice sheet and Greenland are flooding both arctic
      and antarctic polar waters with fresh water, causing them to
      both heat and cool much more rapidly than normal, insuring that the
      whole system of planetary ocean currents will cease to function at some
      time in the relatively near future. Meanwhile, there was little
      political and human-institutional response to the building catastrophe. In
      the US, the current political administration not only denied the
      existence of the problem, but proactively sought to silence scientists who drew
      attention to it. While many nations adopted the Kyoto protocol, which
      is designed to compel the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions at an
      institutional level, nobody on the planet in a leadership position
      addressed the one area where CO2 emissions can be reduced quickly, which is
      at the personal level. As a result of this, it is now clear that
      climate change has passed beyond the point of no return. We will feel the
      full effects of current CO2 levels over the next 10 years, which will
      include the addition of outgassed methane from melting arctic
      permafrost in Canada, Alaska and Siberia. Rapidly increasing ocean
      temperatures may also release methane trapped in hydrides on the sea
      floor. During past global warming sequences, methane has generally
      appeared in the atmosphere suddenly toward the end of the event, causing a
      rapid and very aggressive spike in temperatures. It appears likely that
      this is happening again. When air temperatures above the polar arctic
      move above 26 C. (80 F.) there is a danger of extreme storm activity
      starting in the high arctic and sweeping south, a type of weather pattern
      that is unfamiliar to meteorologists at this time because it only takes
      place during unusual warming events. Evidence of the effect of this
      type of storm was provided by Byrd Polar Research Institute scientists
      who discovered in 2005 that glaciers that had persisted in the Peruvian
      Andes for 5,200 years had at their base plants that had been frozen in
      a matter of minutes. This means that the conditions that created
      these glaciers emerged over a few hours, then persisted for thousands
      of years. Similarly, the Ice-Man, Otzi, found in the Alps in a frozen
      condition, was overtaken by snows in an Alpine meadow at approximately
      the same time that the Peruvian glaciers were forming. The snows in that
      meadow did not melt again until recently. Whether the two events
      happened simultaneously during a planetary weather event of a completely
      unknown type, or were the result of different but similarly structured
      events that took place during the same general period is unknown. What
      is known, though, is that sudden warming causes weather events that are
      at present unknown. 5,200 years ago, an aggressive warming event had
      been underway for approximately a thousand years, and came to a sudden
      end. The lack of effective leadership in reducing CO2 emissions was
      particularly tragic, because there are so many ways that individuals,
      properly inspired and efficiently led, can reduce emissions of this
      gas. It is probably more important that governments worldwide seek
      to end as much carbon-producing burning as possible. Vast areas of the
      third world depend on wood burning for cooking, and the people in these
      areas need to be given efficient and effective solar heating devices,
      which can be constructed easily and cheaply, to relieve them of most of
      their need to burn wood. Aggressive forestry management worldwide must
      include serious enforcement against intentional burning, and a ban on
      export of lumber from burned trees. 'Slash and burn' farming techniques
      popular across Latin America and much of Asia must be replaced with
      inexpensive equipment-based clearing systems that are both more efficient
      and less polluting. Governments must also teach individuals simple
      methods of reducing personal CO2 emissions, and offer incentives for
      doing so, or make conservation mandatory. To reduce individual emissions
      dramatically, only a few minor lifestyle changes are needed:
      Action CO2 savings Replace the 20-year-old fridge with an
      energy-saver model. 3,000 pounds. Send out one fewer 30-gallon bag of
      garbage per week. 300 pounds. Leave the car at home two days per
      week. 1,590 pounds. Recycle cans, bottles, plastic, cardboard and
      newspapers. 850 pounds. Switch two standard light bulbs to fluorescents.
      1,000 pounds Replace the current shower head with a low-flow model.
      300 pounds. Turn the thermostat down two degrees for one year. 500
      pounds Cut vehicle fuel use by 10 gallons in 2003. 200 pounds
      Switch from hot to warm or cold water for laundry. 600 pounds If these
      steps were taken by just 20% of U.S., Japanese, Canadian and European
      inhabitants, world CO2 emission levels would drop to a point that the
      human factor would be vastly reduced as a source of global warming, and
      the day when the inevitable climate shift occurs could be delayed for
      years, perhaps centuries. Sudden climate change events are
      part of earth's current climate pattern, and have happened many times
      in the past three million years. Prior to this period, climate tended
      to be stable for very long periods of time. However, the rising of
      Central American 2.8 million years ago changed the flow of ocean currents,
      which, combined with variations in solar energy output and slight
      changes in earth's orbit, has led to a much less stable climate since then.
      During this period, there have been numerous ice ages lasting around a
      hundred thousand years each, interrupted by interglacials lasting from
      ten to fifteen thousand years. All of human history has unfolded during
      the last third of the most recent interglacial. This interglacial is
      now ending, and human activity has added so much CO2 to the atmosphere
      that the change of climate that will now take place is going to be
      extremely violent, probably much more so than in the past. In addition, we
      may not experience the onset of a new ice age at all, but the
      'locking' of the climate into a much hotter pattern until the excess
      CO2 dissipates. This will not happen until human activity is reduced by
      negative natural events. Millions of people have already suffered
      from the effects of sudden climate change. A great American city has been
      ruined. Billions more stand to lose their lives over the next twenty
      years. A combination of rational disaster planning worldwide and an
      aggressive effort to reduce CO2 emissions as quickly as possible are now
      essential to minimize loss of life and disruption. If these things are not
      done, the present planetary economy and the civilizations that it
      supports will cease to exist.



























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    • Clipper
      From: tina delgreco To: tt-welcome@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 7:50 AM Subject: [tt-welcome] HI! Clipper is this ok to post? Clipper, I found
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        From: tina delgreco
        To: tt-welcome@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 7:50 AM
        Subject: [tt-welcome] HI! Clipper is this ok to post?



        Clipper,

        I found this on Whitley Striebers www.unknowncountry.com
        Hope this is ok to pass on? What do you think?
        thank!
        take care
        Tina

        ps resending this to you as it was sent back to me for not getting approved within 14 days. I sent it on 4/11 thanks!

        The facts behind the Superstorm QuickWatch Monitor 2005 was a
        turning point year during which climate change became inevitable. As
        atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose to heights not seen on earth for
        millions of years, and did so far faster than predicted by scientists as
        recently as 2003, weather conditions worsened globally. Across the
        planet, there were vast fires as desert-like drought struck regions that
        have evolved deciduous forests. Massive Siberian forest fires, usually
        started by thieves intent on selling fire-damaged lumber to China, added
        significantly to global pollution. Had the region not become so dry, the
        fires could not have been started. The Atlantic Ocean, always a
        generator of storms, became the most dangerous such region in the oceans as
        global warming drove sea surface temperatures to record highs while the
        same process, by trapping heat near the earth's surface, cause
        stratospheric temperatures to plummet to record lows. This synergy
        resulted in the evolution of many and huge storms. Unusual storm
        events became more common, and the combination of global warming and a
        cyclical rise in hurricane activity insured that future hurricane seasons
        would bring more devastation. At risk is the entire Atlantic coast of the
        Americas from Central America to Newfoundland. The most devastating
        hurricane in history, Katrina, ruined the US city of New Orleans. This
        happened because American Army Corps of Engineers funds earmarked to
        harden that city's levee system to a level where they would resist a
        category 5 hurricane were diverted for use in Iraq. Despite reports that
        clearly and unequivocally stated that the levee system was not adequate, the
        problem was ignored. Some storms, such as Epsilon in December of
        2005, have survived the north Atlantic crossing and affected Europe, and it
        is anticipated that there will be more unusual and powerful storm
        activity in the Atlantic in coming seasons, with a significant
        probability that more cities, primarily in the United States, will be
        effectively destroyed by direct hits from Category 5 hurricanes. New
        Orleans remains at extreme jeopardy, along with such Gulf Coastal cities
        as Beaumont, Houston, and Corpus Christi, Texas. Low lying areas of New
        York City and the whole of central Long Island are at extreme risk of
        inundating storm surge in the event that a Category 4 or higher
        hurricane should strike this area. The US midwest is at jeopardy for
        extremely severe spring and fall weather due to the extraordinary temperature
        differential that now exists between lower and mid-level atmospheres.
        This situation exists in all areas where surface temperatures build,
        along with high humidity, during the warm months of the year. The Gulf
        Stream has been found to be essentially breaking down. The great columns
        of water that keep it flowing have been reduced to just two, and they
        are weakening rapidly. The failure of this current will have
        catastrophic effects in Europe and North America, completely
        transforming the climate of these areas in ways that cannot now be predicted,
        but will probably involve a significant lengthening of winter and a
        dramatically curtailed growing season in this presently surplus food area.
        Along with the impending change in the structure of the ocean will come
        a reduction in planetary air movement, with the effect that air mixing
        and the clearing of polluted areas will become less robust. All regions
        generating high levels of pollution are therefore at risk of becoming
        unlivable for extended periods during pollution emergencies. In early
        2006, such a situation arose in Tehran, with the loss of much life, and
        this effect is likely to become commonplace worldwide after 2007 to
        2009. Additionally, unexpectedly aggressive melt off the polar ice cap,
        the Western Antarctic ice sheet and Greenland are flooding both arctic
        and antarctic polar waters with fresh water, causing them to
        both heat and cool much more rapidly than normal, insuring that the
        whole system of planetary ocean currents will cease to function at some
        time in the relatively near future. Meanwhile, there was little
        political and human-institutional response to the building catastrophe. In
        the US, the current political administration not only denied the
        existence of the problem, but proactively sought to silence scientists who drew
        attention to it. While many nations adopted the Kyoto protocol, which
        is designed to compel the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions at an
        institutional level, nobody on the planet in a leadership position
        addressed the one area where CO2 emissions can be reduced quickly, which is
        at the personal level. As a result of this, it is now clear that
        climate change has passed beyond the point of no return. We will feel the
        full effects of current CO2 levels over the next 10 years, which will
        include the addition of outgassed methane from melting arctic
        permafrost in Canada, Alaska and Siberia. Rapidly increasing ocean
        temperatures may also release methane trapped in hydrides on the sea
        floor. During past global warming sequences, methane has generally
        appeared in the atmosphere suddenly toward the end of the event, causing a
        rapid and very aggressive spike in temperatures. It appears likely that
        this is happening again. When air temperatures above the polar arctic
        move above 26 C. (80 F.) there is a danger of extreme storm activity
        starting in the high arctic and sweeping south, a type of weather pattern
        that is unfamiliar to meteorologists at this time because it only takes
        place during unusual warming events. Evidence of the effect of this
        type of storm was provided by Byrd Polar Research Institute scientists
        who discovered in 2005 that glaciers that had persisted in the Peruvian
        Andes for 5,200 years had at their base plants that had been frozen in
        a matter of minutes. This means that the conditions that created
        these glaciers emerged over a few hours, then persisted for thousands
        of years. Similarly, the Ice-Man, Otzi, found in the Alps in a frozen
        condition, was overtaken by snows in an Alpine meadow at approximately
        the same time that the Peruvian glaciers were forming. The snows in that
        meadow did not melt again until recently. Whether the two events
        happened simultaneously during a planetary weather event of a completely
        unknown type, or were the result of different but similarly structured
        events that took place during the same general period is unknown. What
        is known, though, is that sudden warming causes weather events that are
        at present unknown. 5,200 years ago, an aggressive warming event had
        been underway for approximately a thousand years, and came to a sudden
        end. The lack of effective leadership in reducing CO2 emissions was
        particularly tragic, because there are so many ways that individuals,
        properly inspired and efficiently led, can reduce emissions of this
        gas. It is probably more important that governments worldwide seek
        to end as much carbon-producing burning as possible. Vast areas of the
        third world depend on wood burning for cooking, and the people in these
        areas need to be given efficient and effective solar heating devices,
        which can be constructed easily and cheaply, to relieve them of most of
        their need to burn wood. Aggressive forestry management worldwide must
        include serious enforcement against intentional burning, and a ban on
        export of lumber from burned trees. 'Slash and burn' farming techniques
        popular across Latin America and much of Asia must be replaced with
        inexpensive equipment-based clearing systems that are both more efficient
        and less polluting. Governments must also teach individuals simple
        methods of reducing personal CO2 emissions, and offer incentives for
        doing so, or make conservation mandatory. To reduce individual emissions
        dramatically, only a few minor lifestyle changes are needed:
        Action CO2 savings Replace the 20-year-old fridge with an
        energy-saver model. 3,000 pounds. Send out one fewer 30-gallon bag of
        garbage per week. 300 pounds. Leave the car at home two days per
        week. 1,590 pounds. Recycle cans, bottles, plastic, cardboard and
        newspapers. 850 pounds. Switch two standard light bulbs to fluorescents.
        1,000 pounds Replace the current shower head with a low-flow model.
        300 pounds. Turn the thermostat down two degrees for one year. 500
        pounds Cut vehicle fuel use by 10 gallons in 2003. 200 pounds
        Switch from hot to warm or cold water for laundry. 600 pounds If these
        steps were taken by just 20% of U.S., Japanese, Canadian and European
        inhabitants, world CO2 emission levels would drop to a point that the
        human factor would be vastly reduced as a source of global warming, and
        the day when the inevitable climate shift occurs could be delayed for
        years, perhaps centuries. Sudden climate change events are
        part of earth's current climate pattern, and have happened many times
        in the past three million years. Prior to this period, climate tended
        to be stable for very long periods of time. However, the rising of
        Central American 2.8 million years ago changed the flow of ocean currents,
        which, combined with variations in solar energy output and slight
        changes in earth's orbit, has led to a much less stable climate since then.
        During this period, there have been numerous ice ages lasting around a
        hundred thousand years each, interrupted by interglacials lasting from
        ten to fifteen thousand years. All of human history has unfolded during
        the last third of the most recent interglacial. This interglacial is
        now ending, and human activity has added so much CO2 to the atmosphere
        that the change of climate that will now take place is going to be
        extremely violent, probably much more so than in the past. In addition, we
        may not experience the onset of a new ice age at all, but the
        'locking' of the climate into a much hotter pattern until the excess
        CO2 dissipates. This will not happen until human activity is reduced by
        negative natural events. Millions of people have already suffered
        from the effects of sudden climate change. A great American city has been
        ruined. Billions more stand to lose their lives over the next twenty
        years. A combination of rational disaster planning worldwide and an
        aggressive effort to reduce CO2 emissions as quickly as possible are now
        essential to minimize loss of life and disruption. If these things are not
        done, the present planetary economy and the civilizations that it
        supports will cease to exist.


        Hi Tina,
        Yahoo does that to me sometimes. I never get a notice that a message is out there. I do not use web mail, so I am not at the website unless I need to be. I use Outlook.
        Send it.
        Clipper

























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