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Heat Waves: Global Warming Records in 2010, Part 5

posted by Jael Ever @ 12:34 PM
February 3, 2011

Think last year had entirely too many heat waves?  Well stick around! 2011 may well be filled with them.  Stanford University researchers explain, “Devastating heat waves that result in fatalities and crop losses may increasingly become a common occurrence in the United States over the next three decades.”  They expect the kind of heat waves in this country that swept across Europe and Russia recently.  A look back at 2010, gives an accurate picture of what to expect.

 According to the Los Angeles Press:  L.A. had its hottest day in recorded history on Sept. 27: 113 degrees.  And The Week reports that Houston had its hottest month ever in August of 2010:  “While Houston’s residents are used to hot days, they’ve never seen heat like this, with an average temperature of 87.8 degrees.”  Last May, 129 degrees set a record for Pakistan and may have been the hottest temperature recorded in an inhabited location.  The Week says that 2010 saw the hottest months in world history:  “June 2010 was the warmest month ever recorded on planet Earth. The previous mark had been set in May. The mark before that had been set in April. The one before that in March. Sense a trend?”

 In discussing the Top Ten Global Weather Events of 2010, a panel of weather and climate experts put the Russian-European-Asian Heat Waves as the Number One Global Warming event of last year.  In Russia 15,000 people died from heat waves that caused drought, wildfires and crop failures.  “The worst drought conditions since 1972 destroyed 22 million acres (nine million hectares), an estimated 20 percent of the nation’s crops, including grain, vegetable, and fodder, prompting Russia to ban exports. Additionally, a state of emergency was declared as 948 forest fires covering 64,000 acres (26,000 hectares) were burning in 18 provinces.”  In China, drought caused by heat waves, killed several million hectares of crop and dried up important sources of drinking water, leaving 50 million people scrambling for enough water to stay alive.  The World Health Organization reports that the same heat wave that suffocated Russia, caused the floods that submerged large portions of Pakistan eventually killing 1700 people, and displacing 20 million more.

 Another well known spiritual found among hymn collections in wholesale Christian books is “He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands.” Most assume the “he” is God; but, as Genesis reveals, since the fall of man, the earth has been in the hand of Satan’s forces.  However, the sons and daughters of God, Redeemed by Christ Jesus, have the power to defeat these forces IF they start praying and exercising Christ’s authority on earth:  “Behold, I give unto you power . . . over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means harm you” (Luke 10: 19).  Christians must send the heat of hot prayers against the evil designs of Satan’s hosts to destroy mankind with unrelenting heat waves from Global Warming.

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