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Sunday, January 23

Big Storms

Today the entire Northeast US is cleaning up after a serious Winter storm. Depending where one was in the region they got from about 6 inches to a couple of feet of snow. My locale was right about in the middle of this with about 14 to 18 inches. My back and various other assorted and sundry parts of my anatomy are fairly fatigued and tend to ache a generous amount from all the exertion in cleaning up after this 'dumping'.

This sort of got me thinking about 'storms' and other related phenomena.

There has been lots of discussion and plenty of speculation too about all the storms in the last couple of years which have caused major amounts of damage and death, not only in the US, but in many other parts of the world. What is interesting is that climatologists have for many years been under the assumption that 'ice ages' take a very long time to happen. Not only that, but it has been thought until relatively 'recent' times that ice-ages were initiated by a lowering of the Earth's average temperatures. It seems that it is much more likely that they are caused by 'global warming', which increases precipitation in some areas, lowers it in others and changes the way the global climate works. It also causes serious amounts of melting of ice-packs, glaciers and other semi-permanent features of the far Northern and Southern regions.

Here is something The Observor sees:

One of the effects of this might be the fairly rapid (certainly on a geological scale, and perhaps on the 'human scale too) accumulation of salt-free, or 'fresh' water in the polar regions due to the melting of all this ice. The major ocean currents, which transport heat from the tropics to the poles, such as the Humbolt Current and the Gulf Stream, depend on a difference of density between the warmer waters of the south and the cooler waters of the North. When the currents reach their remote 'terminus' in these Northern regions, they 'sink' to the bottom of the sea due to their greater density when they 'cool', and begin a generally Southward sojourn back to the Tropical regions in the great depths of the sea. This is like a 'conveyor belt' system powered by the heat absorbed by the water in the tropics, which re-distributes it over a wide area due to this mechanism. It is why England has always had a fairly mild climate, even though it is at a Latitude which would normally equate to a much colder climate.

People who study such things are very concerned about the tremendous build-up of fresh water in these polar regions, with good reason. Too much fresh water - and the mechanism for these currents shuts down! There are already some indications that this is beginning to happen.

Continued build-up of fresh water will probably cut off the mechanism entirely at some undetermined time in the future. 'When' is a very good question to ask. It might actually be fairly soon.

There seem to be other things changing of late too. Recently I was reading some things related to the Magnetic Field changes which seem to be not only decreasing, but decreasing at an accelerating rate. On a page of a site run by a researcher in these areas, Clifford Carnicom states that the standard estimate that it will take around 1,500 years to fully reverse is definitely optimistic, and that a more reasonable estimate of when the magnetic field would totally reverse, considering that the rate of change is not constant, but rapidly accelerating, would more likely be about 400 years.

But this theory of magnetic reversal only includes measurements taken here on Earth during the last 150 years which are the total records we have of the variance in the magnetic field, and all that can be inferred from this rather limited (in time) record. A study which includes the other planets and solar system area seems to indicate to some researchers that the reversal could happen in a matter of only several years, rather than centuries!

He also has info on this page and some others about the apparent large changes in the speed of the Earth's rotation as indicated by his own measurements, and what this could portend in the way of major Earth crustal realignments such as earthquakes - including the major ones which can cause tsunamis and other disastrous effects.

I see something else too. We appear to be experiencing a dramatic increase of meteorite strikes lately. Although this is not being well reported in the major news media, culling reports from many sources indicates we are being increasingly bombarded with space-objects. Reading an article which collects many of these events puts the problem somewhat into perspective.

Many things seem to not only be 'changing', but at an accelerated rate!

Could these things I see be some of the indications that we are actually in the 'End Times'?


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