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More Urgent Advice: Horrific Unseasonable Snowy Weather

posted by Wendy Weathersbee @ 19:10 PM
November 19, 2014

Too-Much-Snow-2014    Listen: This is not weather to be out in.  Ask people in the  Buffalo, N.Y. According to the Associated Press (AP):  “Four people died during a storm that dumped more than 4 feet of snow around Buffalo and forced motorists in 150 vehicles, including a women’s basketball team, to ride it out on a day when temperatures dropped to freezing or below in all 50 states.

“One person was killed in an automobile accident and three others had heart attacks, including two believed to be shoveling snow at the time . . . The snowstorm stranded cars, trucks and buses on a four-mile section near Buffalo. . . . the paralyzing ordeal that lasted nearly 24 hours for some motorists.”

Got that? A warning to all 50 states of these United States! AP adds: “In New Hampshire and elsewhere, icy roads led to accidents. Lake-effect storms in Michigan produced gale-force winds and as much as 18 inches of snow, and canceled several flights at the Grand Rapids airport.

“Schools closed in the North Carolina mountains amid blustery winds and ice-coated roads. In Indiana, three firefighters were hurt when a semitrailer hit a fire truck on a snowy highway.  The National Weather Service warned that the snow, generated by cold air blowing over the warmer Great Lakes, would continue through Wednesday and could eventually total 6 feet in places.”

So know about wikiHow’s wisdom: “Don’t get stranded in the first place. If you don’t have an important reason for Car-accident-snow-storm-2014driving in the snow, stay home and wait for the roads to be cleared. Avoid traveling during a snowstorm or blizzard for anything but medical emergencies, or you run the risk of getting stranded.”

That site’s wisdom for winter ‘car-carries’ is also the longest yet: “Blankets; Pillow; Warm clothing, to be used if you need to change; Non-perishable food (e.g. nuts, canned tuna, crackers, dry cereal, fruit cups); . . .

“. . . A flashlight and extra batteries; Matches; Prescription medications; A fully-charged phone; Snow shovel; Ice scraper; Jumper cables; Extra gas; Add anything else vital that you may find useful if trapped in your car.”

Above all, they insist:  Stay in your car!  jalopnik.com adds: “Abandon your car as a last resort. This is your only means of shelter unless a hotel or public building is nearby, or if you aren’t properly clothed to walk somewhere for shelter.”

jalopnik.com has other vital info, i.e.: “If you’re in snow and ice and you’re running your engine, check that your tailpipe hasn’t gotten blocked. If it is, clear the snow and ice out. Otherwise, carbon monoxide can leak back into the car and kill you. It’s a very simple check with very grave consequences.”

More advice to come for dealing with this ‘plus size Christian sweatshirts’ ‘Winter in Fall’ weather, but it is most vital for believers to obey God’s Word in these times: “Trust in The LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear The LORD, and depart from evil (Proverbs 3:5-7).”

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Nations Refuse to Prepare for the Worst of Global Warming

posted by Cecil Certifier @ 9:00 AM
April 9, 2014

Andrew-hurricane-was-here        Cecil Certifier:  Hey Sarah have you seen the new reports that Climate Change is going to get worse, much less harsher earthquakes, tornadoes, etc.? But nations still refuse to prepare for it. Now, that is certifiably insane!

Sarah Newsworthy:  Yes, you’re right Cecil, it is insane. Justin Gillis‘ account of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change titled, ‘Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come’ warns:  The report . . . concluded “. . . ice caps are melting, sea ice in the Arctic is collapsing, water supplies are coming under stress, heat waves and heavy rains are intensifying,

“. . . coral reefs are dying, and fish and many other creatures are migrating toward the poles or . . . going extinct. The oceans are rising at a pace that threatens coastal communities and are becoming more acidic as they absorb some of the carbon dioxide given off by cars and power plants, which is killing some creatures or stunting their growth. Organic matter frozen in Arctic soils since before civilization began is now melting, allowing it to decay into greenhouse gases that will cause further warming, the scientists said. And the worst is yet to come!”

Cecil:  And yet governments around the world refuse to prepare for that worst!  For instance, in ‘Millions of Lives at Risk as Governments Fail to Adopt Disaster Warning System,’ SPX News reports:

“World leaders are failing to adopt advanced early warning systems that could save millions of lives.  Technological breakthroughs mean that mobile phones can be used to alert millions of people–– in a designated locality, pinpointing precise warnings––to impending perils such as tsunamis and typhoons.

“But with a few notable exceptions, governments have been too slow to appreciate the life-saving potential of cheap and simple warning systems that could have eased the 3,600 death toll from the Philippines Haiyan typhoon.”

Sarah: People need to know exactly what can happen in such emergencies.  Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com advises that in such emergencies: 1) Severed water lines can cut off water supplies; 2) Phone communications and cell towers could be disabled; 3) Damaged power grids may eliminate electricity and heat;

4) Criminals could run wild overwhelming police; 5) Firemen, ambulance services and hospitals could be over-extended as well; 6) Freeways and roads may be whipped out preventing access to homes; and 7) Gas stations would probably run out of fuel, etc. etc. etc. multiplied!

Cecil: Wow!  This is serious! News reports are filled with examples of each one of those things happening in this major-disastercountry in the last few decades! Most of these system failures even occurred when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012, or a dozen other of Nature’s rampages I could name.

Sarah: So Cecil, earthend-newbeginning.com will publish various emergency steps that nations, cities, individuals and families can take to prepare for such disasters, such as use of cell phones for notices as mentioned above.

Cecil:  And as Rev. Repriestly would say, the best preparation is to dwell on God’s Word in wholesale Christian Bibles and pray: “ . . . prepare your hearts unto The LORD, and serve Him only: and He will deliver you out of the hand of . . . [your enemies] (1 Samuel 23: 22).” And Global Warming events are one of the greatest enemies of this century!

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Unusual Ice & Snow Storms Sweeping Across U.S. for Thanksgiving

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 14:31 PM
November 25, 2013

nextweek-powerful-storm    At last count, the current wrath of winter storms moving West to East across the U.S. has killed at least 10 victims, and it may well pelt the South and Northeast with a true Nor’easter, just in time for Thanksgiving holidays.

These unusual storms killed five in California, one in New Mexico, one in Arizona, and three in Texas. Before these storms, AAA expected more than 43 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more for the holidays. However, now many weather and travel experts advise against air or automobile travel this week.

Today’s ‘Winter Weather Advisory’ from the National Weather Service says ‘light freezing . . . sleet’ should hit the Charleston-Raleigh North Carolina and West Virginia mountain areas by Tuesday evening.” Road travel is discouraged.

New York forecaster, David Eichorn, explores:  “There seems to be a trend developing within weather forecast models to be developing an East Coast storm Tuesday and Wednesday.  As the storm begins to take shape on Tuesday over the Carolinas, moisture along with milder air at higher altitudes will spread north over Central New York.

“. . . the air near the ground will remain chilly. This could set us up for a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain Tuesday and Tuesday night. In western New York, toward Buffalo, the precipitation has a better chance of being all snow.  Later Wednesday, we need to watch for a batch of heavier snow to form over West Virginia or western Pennsylvania which would track northeast over Central New York. If this is going to occur, it would arrive near or shortly after dinnertime.”

Air travel is also interrupted. L.A. Times reporter, Matt Pearce,  writes: “The wintry system slushed through New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas on Sunday, dumping heavy snow over several areas in New Mexico and sleet that forced the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to ‘pre-cancel’ about 300 flights.”

National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cain told Pearce: “This is more of a January, February-type weather event.” For the East Coast he adds such temperatures could “even be considered cold by January standards.”

AccuWeather senior meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski insists:  “Substantial snow will unfold from the spine of the w01_02018963Appalachians to the St. Lawrence Valley and far northern New England.”

Joe Harris, another National Weather Service meteorologist, told Associated Press reporter, Susan Montoya Bryan: “The ‘Nordic outbreak’ will produce a mixed bag of wily weather that will end up impacting much of the nation.” Bryan mentions the storms causing cancellation of sports events in Arizona, as well as several traffic accents in that state along with Texas.

Even if travel interferes with holiday plans, everyone should remember that the purpose of Thanksgiving is not necessarily family, friends or food.  Rather it is a time to reflect on God’s goodness and to thank Him for His many blessings.  As the Psalmist cries in used Christian Bibles:  “Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High (50:14).”

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Truth of Global Warming: Don’t Let Them Downplay Midwest Tornadoes!

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 19:33 PM
November 19, 2013

507283-el-reno-tornado    So far 13 counties in Illinois and Indiana have been declared disaster areas following some 80 tornadoes that struck Midwest America over the weekend. Leaving damage in 12 states, these storms killed at least eight victims, and injured some 200 others––with some in traumatized shock that everything they owned was gone––and another 600,000 in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan without power!

Within minutes after violent whirling winds touched down, horrified people screamed crying in the street as their houses were completely blown away.  CNN iReporter Anthony Khoury quotes homeowner Michelle Crumrine, who watched as her home was swept away: “A lot of people have a pile of rubble still, and I don’t have anything . . . It’s gone. I don’t know where it went.”

The National Weather Service measured tornado speeds at nearly 200 mph, speeds causing EF-4 damage, within the highest possible of EF-5.  From the air, storm consequence is easily seen in swaths of damage at least three miles long. No tornado of such strength has swept through the midwest in November since 1950.

Associated Press and weather.com report a total of 12 states affected by the storms: Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and western New York.

Designated counties are now eligible for state and federal aid in the struggle to recover from the disaster.  According to CBS News those counties include:  Champaign, Douglas, Grundy, Jasper, LaSalle, Massac, Pope, Tazewell, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Will, and Woodford.

Complete damage reports are not in as the wind storms affected over 60 million Americans.  State Farm Insurance says it has received 1,834 homeowners’ claims in Illinois, and another 1,245 in Indiana, brought by the tornadoes and dt common streams StreamServerother severe weather damage this week.

Dominic Rushe of theguardian.com explains    that warm temperatures in the 60s and 70s could produce severe weather. Meteorologist Matt Friedlein told him:  “You don’t need temperatures in the 80s and 90s to produce severe weather [because] the strong winds compensate for the lack of heating.”

News coverage enthralled by the ravages of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines seems to downplay this weekend’s tornado destruction, as well as the storms simultaneously striking Italy’s Island of Sardinia in The Mediterranean leaving 17 dead, washing out several bridges, and sweeping away dozens of cars!

Again, weather services referred to those storms as ‘freak’!  But none of these frightful events are bizarre.  They are the result of Global Warming!  And until governments, and news reporters start dealing with the real source of these tragedies, such devastation will only drastically increase! But if they don’t:

Only Almighty God can stave off such consequences in these end times.  And He is best motivated by the prayers of those who are ‘in’ Christ Jesus The LORD, Who said in Bible prophecies:  “And there shall be signs . . . upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and waves roaring (Luke 21: 25).”

Through the power of prayer, Christians can foresee such destruction coming to earth, and ask God for revival so that millions more will be preserved for heaven before the ultimate destroyer of billions finally emerges from Syria!

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Forecasts: Cold Snowy Winter & Drought Relief in Parts of U.S.

posted by Wendy Weathersbee @ 11:43 AM
October 28, 2013

Snowfall-2013-2014    Forecasts by various weather scientists disagree on certain points, but most believe this winter season will be unusually rough and snowy in scattered sections of the country. Some claim much-needed water will fall on Western states.

Jillian MacMath from AccuWeather.com predicts in US Winter Forecast:  Snow to Bury Rockies; Slow Onset in East:’ “The season will get off to a slow start in the Northeast with only occasional shots of cold early on. The northern Plains and the Rockies, however, will be bitterly cold at times and buried in snow.

“The winter season will begin with well above-normal temperatures for the Southeast, Tennessee Valley and Gulf Coast areas.  December could yield daily record-breaking warmth for the Tennessee Valley, where monthly temperatures departures could average as much as 4-6 degrees above normal.”

MacMath and Doyle Rice, weather prognosticates for USA Today, agree that California and the West will receive  enough rain and snow to overcome past drought seasons. Rice predicts: “. . . most of the West will see the opposite weather pattern:  A cold and snowy start . . . good news for drought-plagued California.”

J. Liberatore, Jr., explains the Lezak Recurring Cycle’ in ‘Weather Forecasters Looking for 2013-14 Winter Weather Patterns to Set Up.’  Using this theory he surmises the Great Lakes region will have heavy snow this Thanksgiving week:

“Meteorologist Gary Lezak developed and discovered the Lezak Recurring Cycle which claims that a 10-month pattern of weather events will set up each year between the beginning of October and the first week of November.

“Then it repeats several times over during the winter and spring months. The wintry weather pattern that makes up theheavy-snowfall-2013-2014 Lezak Recurring Cycle ends with the return of summer’s warmth. . . it takes between 40-60 days for the cycle to return.”

The Weather Channel’s Chief Meteorologist, Dr. Todd Crawford, adds: “While we do foresee colder-than-normal temperatures across the SMidwest into the mid-Atlantic and Southeast in November and potentially into early December, there is a risk of much milder temperatures heading into the New Year, especially across the western and southern United States.”

However, Paul Douglas, founder and senior forecaster of WeatherNation TV, throws cold water on all of these weather predictions:  “To be honest, any forecast beyond two weeks should come with a warning much like on a pack of cigarettes. In the end, some things are inherently unknowable.”

Now there’s an honest man.  His warning mention of cigarettes is mindful of illness and death, which especially occur in winter months. Thus, readers must be prepared––in body, soul and spirit––for whatever the coming season may bring.  As Apostle’s Paul admonishes in Christian messages: “Do thy diligence to come before winter (2 Timothy 4: 21).” Excellent advice to know God in every season!

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Oregon & New Zealand Prepare For Massive Earthquakes

posted by Newsworthy and Seerfar @ 9:58 AM
September 25, 2013

130314_tsumani_drill_660    Well at least one state in the U.S., Oregon, is telling people the truth about what to expect from earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, etc. and other coming disasters.  Others in states and the nation merely make empty promises of funds to rebuild.

A report from the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission warns a massive earthquake and tsunami is poised to strike the Northwest coast potentially killing some 10,000 people, with town-destroying floods, and some $ 32 billion in damages.  And state geologists demand that people get ready for it!

The state sits on a major fault line, says Althea Rizzo from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management: “Single-family homes will bounce off their foundations. Landslides will cause transportation between I-5 and (Highway) 101 on the coast to be cut off for three to five years.”

She adds the expected quake will liquify the ground into pudding, collapsing sewer systems, septic tanks and gas lines.  “Most of these were built in the mid-20th century, with no thought to making them quake-resistant, . . .  they would be offline for at least six months.”

Experts claim it could take three months to repair transformers and restart the electrical grid.  Moreover, “A region’s markets have food enough for only three days, so families should store at least three weeks of nonperishable food — tuna, beans, freeze-dried items — and other vital commodities, such as toilet paper.

Thus, Oregon citizens are warned to face and prepare for the future:  “A region’s markets have food enough for only Kamaishi-fire-engi_1853498ithree days, so families should store at least three weeks of nonperishable food — tuna, beans, freeze-dried items — and other vital commodities, such as toilet paper.”

Moreover, Rizzo claims Oregon’s Coast will be hit by powerful tsunamis.  She fears that such devastation of vital utilities and transportation would cause businesses to leave the state taking jobs and salaries with them.

She begs towns and families to prepare by taking first-aid classes and Community Emergency Response Team training, and working to make their homes and belongings secure. “You need to practice this over and over because when it’s happening you’re not going to be able to think,” she said.

Likewise, officials in New Zealand are also telling their people:  “There is no better time than the present to prepare for the next quake on the Alpine Fault. The more thoroughly we prepare, the lower the eventual impact will be.”

The Extinction Protocol cites scientists there studying the Deep Fault Drilling Project with Otago and Victoria universities as: “The fault-line behind the swarm of quakes in central New Zealand may be much longer than previously realized and therefore capable of larger quakes.”

At least in some parts of the world, experts tell people the truth, rather than offering the politically expedient song and dance about billions of rescue funds coming to rebuild things they way they were.  Nothing can ever be the way it was!

At least in these two cases, leaders allow constituents to face the truth and get ready for outcomes.  Truth and preparation are essential elements in believers’ lives.  Christian messages cite examples in Jonah where God prepared for either the prophet’s obedience or his rebellion.  Either way, God is always prepared!

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Florida Sink Holes Destroying More Than Disney Resorts

posted by Jim Seerfar @ 0:55 AM
August 14, 2013

Sinking-Building-Resort-FloridaSwank resorts 10 miles from Florida’s Walt Disney World sank into a 60-foot-wide sinkhole this week causing guests to flee their rooms in fear. Some 36 people were evacuated from two structures as one sank into a 15 feet deep crater.

Those fleeing the main sinking building have probably lost all their belongings.  Safety officials in Summer Bay, the hotel’s town, said the swallowed structure is a total lost.  Some may be able to enter the second structure soon.

However, Manoj Chopra, engineering professor at the University of Central Florida, advises:  “I wouldn’t send anybody to the next structure over, or anybody to the whole area for a while [as] an open sinkhole may open other sinkholes.”

At least a third of the main three story structure collapsed into the sinkhole.  That building includes 24 units, and some 20 people were living there when the building started to crack and shake with windows blasting out.

Timothy F. Kirn writes in insurance journal.com that sinkholes have caused property insurance premiums in Florida toflorida-sinkhole-walt-disney-world steadily rise.  He says: “more houses are being built in Florida, so more houses might be on unstable land.

“When a house is found to be sitting on a sinkhole and its foundation is in danger, concrete has to be pumped into the hole to fill it and that process can cost $200,000.”  He also points out that farmers pumping out groundwater to preserve agriculture can cause sinkholes to open in some areas.

In fact in 2010, when strawberry growers and farmers pumped billions of gallons of water a day from a Florida aquifer to save their crops from a cold spell, it caused at least 30 home owners to lose their properties to resulting sinkholes.
Homes, fresh and well water loses came because Florida does not regular farmers.

Marc Lallanilla of LiveScience also points out: “Florida’s groundwater has been disappearing rapidly as the state’s population grows at breakneck speed: By 2015, Florida is expected to hit 20 million residents, making it the third-largest state.” New people use water putting pressure in aquifers and stabilizing limestone.

This will of course create even more sinkholes, as will the recent lack of rain fall in the state. Such drought, farmers preferred use of ground water, collapsing limestone and other bedrocks, and growing populations spell trouble for the state.

If only the people of Florida and the rest of the nation relied on Almighty God for their water.  As He promises in Christian prayer books:  “I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water (Isaiah 41: 18).” Time for prayer!

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Our Sister Nation Awash in Unnatural Rains, Floods & Power Outages

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 13:56 PM
July 9, 2013

flooding-Canada    Just a few days after destructive floods in Canada’s largest Western city, Calgary, her largest Eastern city, Toronto, yesterday suffered historically unnatural down-pouring––a month’s worth of rain in just two hours.

The torrents of rain and subsequent flooding caught Toronto residents completely by surprise.  People were lined up on streets waiting for streetcars, and within seconds, those streets turned into rivers.

Don Peat and Angela Hennessy of QMI quote Ralph Siekanowicz who was getting home from work: “It’s unbelievable, water was pouring down the stairs in the subway station and then the lights went out, it was really scary. When we got outside, you could see parked cars surrounded in water up to their windows.”

The City of Toronto’s latest update says that some 300,000 people in the city are without power.  Authorities urged residents to stay in place, avoiding travel.  Jennifer Angiers said her building lost power 6 p.m. last night said:  “I can literally see waves on the street, it doesn’t look like King St.––it looks like a river.”

“This is likely the wettest moment in Toronto’s history. By the end, we may have a new all-time one-day record.” David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada.  Basements throughout the city are flooded, and river banks threaten to collapse.  Like most cities, asphalt makes Toronto subject to flooding.

Extinction Protocol and Raveena Aulakh of Star.com label Toronto’s rainfall ‘epic:’  “More than 90 millimeters of rainfall was recorded at Pearson International Airport in just two hours, starting at about 4:30 p.m. To put it in perspective, the wettest day in Toronto was Oct. 15, 1954, when Hurricane Hazel slammed the city and 121.4 millimeters of rainfall was recorded over the entire day.”

They explain:  “As temperatures rise globally, so do the chances of extreme weather. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in its 2012 report that short, powerful rains, hurricanes, heat waves and droughts will intensify. . . . the average global temperature could rise anywhere between 1.6 and 4.4 degrees C. . . That includes fewer but more extreme rainstorms.

According to AFP News Service, some 100,000 people in Calgary towards the end of June were evacuated.  Three lives Calgary-floodingwere lost, and floods washed away roads and bridges, and submerged hundreds of homes.

Some 1500 Calgary residents are in shelters and hundreds more stay with families. Hundreds of cattle drowned. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told news services: “This is incredible.  “I don’t think any of us have seen anything like this before.”  Public transportation is shut down and schools are closed.

What will it take for people to understand that there is no safe zone in these last days?  Global Warming assures that things will get much worst.  As Christian children’s T-Shirts warn:  “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer (1 Peter 4: 7).”

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Get Ready For This 2013 Summer’s Whacky Weather!

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 13:54 PM
June 7, 2013

hi-europe-flood-passau    Hmm.  Upstate New York had 34 inches of snow last Memorial Day, and its snowing in Russia even this month.  Severe killer floods have not let-up in Central Europe; and Saskatchewan, Canada, is having its coolest spring in a hundred years.

Weather Underground’s records had to research back to 1816 to find that much snow on New York’s Whiteface Mountain.  Even at sea level, near New York City people could see snowflakes––in June!

But citizens in Russia said to see those flakes on the second day of summer is “hardcore!”  One blogger said, “The weather must’ve forgot it’s June.” And in South Africa where they have winter, while the West supposedly has summer, people complain of an unseasonable snowy winter, making driving impossible.

The blunt of this whacky weather is particularly felt across central Europe which has seen at least 15 deaths from flooding since last weekend.  As the swollen River Elbe snakes its way down from the Czech Republic, where it killed and injured victims, those soaked in Dresden, Germany hopes the river crests soon.

Al Jazeera reports Czech soldiers erect metal barriers to stop the river’s rage, in addition to mounting millions of sand bags.  Prague has limited transportation to underground stations as water from the Vltava River flows into Old Town.

Some 18,000 people forced to evacuate homes in both countries also wait for the river to calm down.  Most homes in shelters-floodingand businesses near Elbe’s banks now sit in several feet of water.  The Extinction Protocol and CBC News say that rescuers used boats to get people from flooded parts of Passau, Germany, to dry land.

“Water from three rivers poured into the old town of Passau . . . making the city inaccessible on foot.”  In addition to those known dead, several more are missing in Austria, Switzerland and Norway as well.  Lillehammer, Norway, claims more rain fell last Wednesday than that city expects in an entire month.

Jens Stoltenberg, Norwegian Prime Minister, and Germany’s Chancellor Merkel are trying to visit victims, but flood conditions even make those trips dangerous. Flooding forced Volkswagen to temporarily shut down its plant in Zwickau, Germany, because high waters kept workers from reaching the factory.

In Scientific American’s ‘Is Global Warming Cooler than Expected,’ Alex Kirby says: “The Earth is now warming faster than at any time in the last 11,000 years, but scientists do not understand clearly why the atmosphere has warmed less than they expected over the last decade or so––and more slowly than in the 1990s.”

So why were are having cooler summers than usual?  Kirby answers its because all the warmth is going into the oceans, “rather than into the atmosphere.” Hmm. Didn’t warmer oceans contribute to last year’s Hurricane Sandy?

Hmm again.  Better get out new wholesale Christian t-shirts blaring old news again:  “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding (Proverbs 3: 5).”  Man’s wisdom won’t get us out of what’s coming!

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Broken Hearts? Time to Wake Up! The Past Can’t Be Rebuilt, Pt. 2

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 23:16 PM
May 29, 2013

2013-hurricane-forecast      Politicians celebrate that refurbished Jersey Shore is ‘almost’ complete.  But they should acknowledge weather scientists predictions that this year’s Hurricane season will be even more active than the one that produced last year’s Sandy.

AFP News claims The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted “the six-month Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1 will see 13 to 20 named storms, seven to 11 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes, with winds of at least 111 miles (178 kilometers) per hour.”

Gerry Bell, Lead Hurricane Forecaster in NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center announced, “This year, oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Atlantic basin are expected to produce more and stronger hurricanes.  These conditions include weaker wind shear, warmer Atlantic waters and conducive winds patterns coming from Africa.”

NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan adds:  “As we saw first hand with Sandy, it’s important to remember that tropical storm and hurricane impacts are not limited to the coastline. Strong winds, torrential rain, flooding and tornadoes often threaten inland areas far from where the storm first makes landfall.”

Environment News Service (ENS) adds “. . . a 70 percent likelihood [is] 13 to 20 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher.  Three to six are forecast to become major hurricanes of Category 3, 4 or 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher.”

Americans should remember that Hurricane Katrina was a Category 3 storm when it hit New Orleans in 2005.  Yellow cabs line a flood street in Queens, New York in hurricane Sandy's wakeKatrina flooded 80 percent of the city.  And New Orleans citizens and public officials still argue over the actual number it killed.

ENS explains that three climate factors controlling Atlantic hurricane activity will come together to produce the strong hurricane season predicted:  1) The atmospheric climate pattern presently hovering overhead; 2) That pattern includes a strong West African monsoon that have been stirring Atlantic Ocean hurricanes since 1995; and 3) The continuing “warmer-than average water temperatures” in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.”

Again, weather prognosticators and politicians avoid using the term Global Warming.  It continues to produce such wicked weather, and people and their governments must face it, and start fighting against it.

The nation doesn’t need more broken hearts in Jersey, New Orleans, or anywhere else.  Moreover, no country can afford to keep rebuilding what Global Warming keeps tearing down.  The past cannot be rebuilt, but the future can be saved if we fight against its destruction, and trust God to save us from disaster.

As wholesale Christian t-shirts advise: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3: 5 – 6).”

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