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A National Bellwether: For Springfield, Mass. Irene Is the 5th Attack

posted by Jael Ever @ 22:28 PM
August 29, 2011

 The city of Springfield, Massachusetts, is a bellwether example of the mounting effects of Global Warming on the planet.  As she braces for Hurricane Irene, Springfield has barely recovered from a killer tornado that hit on the first day of June.  While waiting for another tornado at the end of July, it was hit with a destructive microburst.   Then residents braced as they felt earthquake tremors from the quake in Virginia cross its state line.  Also, the state has sweltered under unusual 90 degree plus heat.  Now Springfield citizens fight Hurricane Irene’s residues,  including unprecedented flash flooding along all of the East coast.
 What caught residents and officials off guard is that earthquakes and microburst are not expected in their part of the country.  Wikipedia says that microbursts are often seen in the West, Midwest and Southeast, and defines them as “a very localized column of sinking air, producing damaging divergent and straight-line winds at the surface that are similar to, but distinguishable from, tornadoes, which generally have convergent damage.”  Bringing high winds that can knock down huge trees, they can last either seconds or minutes.  The microburst that brought the sudden, violent downdraft of wind to Springfield killed one person, destroyed dozens of trees and turned off power to some 20,000 homes.  Now, because of record-high flash flooding that will wash out some roads, national, state and city officials are still asking people to stay indoors.

 However, the multiple weather deviations attacking Springfield this year are a microcosm of national events.  Considering floods and tornadoes ravaging the Midwest, and droughts devastating the Southeast and Southwest,  Americans should start pelting governments about the possibilities that Global Warming is behind this “odd” weather.  While the nation’s eye was on the East coast’s struggle with Irene, few noticed that several earthquakes rattled several parts of California, from San Francisco southward, including the Pinnacles National Monument area.  The series of quakes began on the morning of the 26th, and included tremors as high as 4.6.  While seismologists insist they are unrelated, earthquakes also struck Colorado at the same time that quake originated in Virginia last week.

 Christians looking to God for direction, surely understand that through this extreme weather, God is calling America to repent.  Bible prophecies indicate He is demanding the nation’s attention.  Amos 4: 1-11 says: “ I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: . . . I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: . . . I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto Me, saith The LORD.”  People cause Global Warming, but God uses it to remind Americans not to displace faith in Him with science, technology or politics.  Discounting these “minor” weather anomalies courts lasting catastrophes.

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