Study: “Blame blistering heat waves on global warming”
“Climate change is here – and worse than we thought” –
Ramtha & JZ on human irreverence for Mother Earth

– “Blame blistering heat waves on global warming, study says”
“The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can’t be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a top government scientist.

The research by a man often called the “godfather of global warming” says that the likelihood of such temperatures occurring from the 1950s through the 1980s was rarer than 1 in 300. Now, the odds are closer to 1 in 10, according to the study by NASA scientist James Hansen. He says that statistically what’s happening is not random or normal, but pure and simple climate change.

“This is not some scientific theory. We are now experiencing scientific fact,” Hansen told The Associated Press in an interview.

Hansen is a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and a professor at Columbia University. He has called for government action to curb greenhouse gases for years. While his study was published online Saturday [August 4] in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, it is unlikely to sway opinion among the remaining climate change skeptics,” quoting NBC News.
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– Even Seattle and additional Pacific Northwest heat records broken August 5th
“Seattle beat the record high for Aug. 5 – hitting 93 degrees. The previous record at Sea-Tac was 89, set in 1977,” quoting KING-5 TV News (NBC).
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– “Warmest 12-month consecutive periods” in USA”
All of the warmest years are since 2000, from NOAA.
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– “Data Now Confirm: July Set Mark as U.S.’s Hottest Month”
“The average temperature last month was 77.6 degrees — 3.3 degrees above the average 20th-century temperature, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Wednesday. July thereby dethroned July 1936, which had set the record at 77.4 degrees, the agency said,” quoting Joanna M. Foster in the New York Times.
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– US Drought “Another Jolt to Global Food Prices”
“For anyone doubting the importance of American agriculture to world markets, the latest price report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization will be revealing. The agency reported on Thursday [August 9] that its food price index jumped by 6 percent in July. That was largely because of rising grain prices, with the drought in the United States and its expected impact on the corn harvest being the biggest factor. The cereals component of the index jumped 17 percent,” quoting Justin Gillis in the New York Times. Read more

– “The Mighty Mississippi to Run Dry?”
From Robert Morley in The Trumpet.
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– “Rate of arctic summer sea ice loss is 50% higher than predicted”
“New satellite images show polar ice coverage dwindling in extent and thickness”
From Robin McKie, UK’s Guardian Science Editor
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– “Earth Approaching Climate Tipping Point, Scientists Say”
“Earth may be nearing an ecological tipping point that threatens biodiversity, food production and water supplies as humans consume resources at an unsustainable pace, according to an article to be published tomorrow [June 7] in the journal Nature,” quoting Justin Doom in Bloomberg News.
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– “Hottest Ever Water Temperatures Off East Coast All the Way Down to the Bottom of the Ocean”
By Julia Whitty in Mother Jones.
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– “Worst US drought in decades deepens to cover 60 percent of lower 48 states”
November 22, 2012 from the AP:
“While more than half of the continental U.S. has been in a drought since summer, rain storms had appeared to be easing the situation week by week since late September. But that promising run ended with Wednesday’s [Nov. 21] weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report, which showed increases in the portion of the country in drought and the severity of it.”
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– UPDATE: January 3, 2013
“Falling water levels of Mississippi River could halt shipping”
Read more from WEEK-TV, NBC.

” Great Lakes water levels reaching a low ebb”
Read more from Jay Rey in the Buffalo News.

– Update: January 7, 2013
“Australia faces ‘catastrophic’ days as wildfires rage in 5 of country’s 6 states”
“Australia was bracing on Monday [Jan. 7] for days of “catastrophic” fire and heat-wave conditions, with fires already burning in five states.”

“A record heat wave, which began in Western Australia on Dec. 27 and lasted eight days, was the fiercest in more than 80 years in that state. It has spread east across the nation, making it the widest-ranging heat wave in more than a decade, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology,” quoting NBC News.
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– Update: January 8, 2013
“NOAA: 2012 was warmest year ever for US, second most ‘extreme'”
“If you found yourself bundling up in scarves, hats, and long underwear less than usual last year, you weren’t alone: 2012 was the warmest year on record in the contiguous United States, according to scientists with The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”

“The average temperature for 2012 was 55.3 degrees Farenheit, 3.2 degrees above normal and a full degree higher than the previous warmest year recorded — 1998 — NOAA said in its report Tuesday [Jan. 8].
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“Australia’s hottest day on record hampers wildfire fight”
“Firefighters battled scores of wildfires raging across southeast Australia on Tuesday [Jan. 8] as authorities evacuated national parks and warned that record-level, blistering temperatures and high winds had led to “catastrophic” conditions in some areas.

‘We are shaping up for one of the worst fire danger days on record,’ New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said. ‘You don’t get conditions worse than this. We are at the catastrophic level and clearly in those areas leaving early is your safest option.’

Catastrophic threat level is the most severe rating applicable,” quoting NBC News.
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– UPDATE: June 18, 2013
“Business, tourism take a hit as Great Lakes evaporate”
“In December, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron hit record lows, followed by Lake Superior which is the largest freshwater lake in the world. They all remain below their historical averages,” quoting NBC’s Anne Thompson.
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– Ramtha & JZ Knight have spoken for years about humanity’s impact on the environment
“One questions why the world is in such a sad and remorseful place. The Americas are Christian-oriented. They believe, to the joy of corporations, that human beings were given control of the Earth and that they can do with it as they please: drill all of its oil out, burn it, burn up its pure atmosphere, kill all the fields, do away with creatures, because that is their doctrine. Where is the benevolence of life? Where is the love of the Earth? Earth is a beautiful place and has been for millions and millions of years. Silly man and silly woman destroy it over and over and over, and they can never get beyond that addiction towards lethargy. It has got the seeds of destruction in it.”
– Ramtha
March 25, 2006
New York
Excerpt from: Ramtha, The Power Is In You Tour

JZ on climate change 5 years ago
“The climate change and its catastrophic results have been created by humanity.
Never before in human reckoning have we stood upon the precipice of our own demise.
Global warming is here today — no longer fiction, but fact.”
– JZ Knight, 2007
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Ramtha’s video on climate change
Click here for a video excerpt from Ramtha.
Date: 14 April 2007
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