Archive for January, 2015
Most of the staff here show little interest in writing again and again, “We told you so.” The group drew straws and I picked the short end. Deniers keep relying on their old lies that Global Warming is not real. In times like these, they then decry that winter snow storms have nothing to do with warming temperatures.
But now, even weather experts easily connect the ‘Thunderous Two Feet High Winter Blizzard’ coming this evening to the Northeast with Global Warming.
In ‘2 feet of Global Warming coming to the Northeast,’ boston.craigslist.org says:
“Winter Storm Juno Preparations Underway; Officials Warn Residents of Blizzard That Could Cripple Major Cities.” According to weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce:
“This is a major, potentially historic snowstorm for the Northeast and easily the biggest of the 2014-15 winter season so far. Expect extreme impacts from eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey through New England, peaking Monday night through Tuesday.” Others even predict power outages.
In ‘Global Warming and Oddball Winter Weather,’ National Wildlife Federation, advocating for assistance to the non-human animal kingdom, insists: “Global warming is bringing a clear trend toward heavier precipitation events.
“Many areas are seeing bigger and more intense snowstorms, especially in the upper Midwest and Northeast. Global warming is shifting storm tracks northward. Areas from the Dakotas eastward to northern Michigan have seen a trend toward more heavy snowfall season.”
Some climatologists have long predicted that while Global Warming may send the Northeast fewer snow storms, storms that do come will be more ferocious. AP’s Seth Borenstein claims: “Ten climate scientists say the idea of less snow and more blizzards makes sense: A warmer world is likely to decrease the overall amount of snow falling each year and shrink snow season. But when it is cold enough for a snowstorm to hit, the slightly warmer air is often carrying more moisture, producing potentially historic blizzards.”
Princeton University climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer adds: “And when those big storms finally hit, there is more than just added moisture in the air, there’s extra moisture coming from the warm ocean. And the air is full of energy and unstable, allowing storms to lift yet more moisture up to colder levels. That generates more intense rates of snowfall.”
Moreover, some scientists fear that extremely high winds accompanying this week’s spectacular blizzard will also include hurricane-type winds resulting in five to seven foot high snow drifts. So dismiss those deniers and start advocating that governments get even more serious about fighting Global Warming.
So put on one of those plus size christian sweatshirts; open your Bible to: “And The LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defense. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain (Isaiah 4: 5 – 6);” and pray The LORD Jesus returns soon!
Anyone attempting to advocate for market forecasting these days suffers from whiplash. Different factors keep cropping up that can drastically affect U.S. and world economies. Confidence in U.S. financial condition seems high, but that cannot be said for the European Union or most other groups of nations.
These factors include: 1) Rapidly declining oil prices which negatively affect most oil producing nations; 2) The Swiss National Bank’s sudden refusal to continue propping up the European Union’s euro currency; 3) Germany’s insistence on maintaining its failed austerity program for some 35 EU nations;
4) Psychological worries over new-found terrorism in France and Belgium, now expected in most EU countries; and 5) Russia’s complete cut of gas supplies to Ukraine and most EU and neighboring countries––i.e. Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Turkey––in the middle of winter; etc., etc. etc.
Some worrisome signs for the U.S. also include: 1) Falling retail sales and consumer prices in recent weeks; 2) The Stock Market’s inability to stop its current downward slide; 3) Reports by some analysts that cheaper oil prices will not greatly aide the U.S. economy and is dragging down the stock market, etc., etc.
In short, no one in authority is really sure how these factors will ultimately affect the economic health of the U.S. and other countries. In addition to wars over oil prices, most economists do not seem to consider that severely cold winter weather affects retail spending. While statistics show that Americans are more positive about the nation’s economy, so far they do not spend with enthusiasm.
These uncertainties have the most ardently negative forecasters predicting that a stock market crash, recession, and worse rapidly approach. In ‘Why the Next Stock Market Crash Will Happen Any Day Now,’ Christian Hill laments:
“Robert Wiedemer, who along with a team of economists correctly predicted the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, and consumer spending that almost sank the United States during the ‘Great Recession,’ recently predicts that the coming market crash will result in a 90% stock market drop, 50% unemployment, and 100% annual inflation starting this year.”
“The U.S. consumer price index tumbled 0.4 percent in December from the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, led by a 9.4-percent crash in the cost of gasoline. It was the biggest one-month drop for consumer prices since December 2008, when the world was still gripped by the financial crisis. . . . Sometimes prices fall because everything is going to hell.”
The Economic Collapse insists ‘On The Verge Of The Next Economic Crisis, 62 Percent Of Americans Are Living Paycheck To Paycheck’: “Nearly two-thirds of all Americans are completely unprepared for the next economic crisis. Only 38 percent of Americans have enough money on hand to cover “a $500 repair bill or a $1,000 emergency room visit”. That essentially means that 62 percent of the people in this country do not have an emergency fund.”
With ISIS Middle East wars, Boko Haraam atrocities in Africa, Muslim anger over provoking cartoons of their prophet, added economic crises indicate World War III. Believers must remember that such upheavals bring rushing end-time signals. As Christian messages foretell: “Why, seeing times are not hidden from The Almighty, do they that know Him not see His days? (Job 24: 1).”
As more freezing cold and snow hits most of the nation in this coming week, police departments and highway patrolmen beg citizens to stay home if at all possible. Winter roads are dangerous. Winter precautions should rule at home too.
Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com warns in ‘Wintry Mix to Slow Travel From St. Louis to NYC by Early Next Week’: “A storm moving out of Texas will spread a swath of wintry mix and snow on its northern edge over part of the Ohio Valley states and Northeast . . . The southern storm will coincide with another storm pushing eastward across the Great Lakes.
“A wintry mix, including ice, will affect St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville, Kentucky. . . Snow will briefly sneak into Chicago . . . Snow is in the offing farther north from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, to Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Buffalo, New York . . . This will be after heavy lake-effect snow falls on parts of western and upstate New York.”
WeatherWhys adds: “The Dead of Winter is the one-month period when normal temperatures reach their lowest levels. For most of North America, this occurs from the second week of January until the second week of February.
“The reason this period does not line up with the first day of winter when the amount of incoming energy from the sun is lowest is due to the seasonal lag. The land and oceans continue to lose more heat than is gained this time of year and will do so until mid-February.” But remember last year that period extended into April.
Advice for driving from state patrolmen include: “Blizzard Warning: Wind may reach up to 35 miles per hour or greater with snow. This will cause the temperature to be very cold. Make sure you have sufficient fuel for cars.
“Be sure to eat regularly and drink fluids. Watch for frostbite. Signs include loss of feeling or pale appearance of fingers, toes, or face. Watch for hypothermia. Signs include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, drowsiness and exhaustion.
“Put warm supplies––such as gloves, blankets and hats––in your car in case you become stranded or extreme cold strikes while you are away from home.” They also say to monitor local weather reports before starting out.
“The National Weather Service is forecasting statewide wind chills to periodically dip down to 20 degrees below zero or lower. Exposure to these temperatures could potentially cause frostbite and hypothermia, as well as create hazardous driving conditions.
“Stay indoors if possible. If you must go outside, wear protective gear, such as hats, mittens and gloves—in addition to a warm coat. Always protect your lungs with a scarf. Remove clothing if it gets damp or wet. Wet clothing can make you more prone to hypothermia.”
So there you heard it from men and women in police and highway patrol forces assigned to protect citizens under their watch. Remember what wholesale Christian sweatshirts say about such rulers: “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. . . For he is the minister of God to thee for good (Romans 13: 1 – 4).”
Across the country, weather experts go through verbal gymnastics to deny the effects of a Polar Vortex as unreasonably below-zero freezing temperatures grip most of the United States this week, and is expected to continue for several days.
For instance, Don Babwin decries in ‘National Weather Service: Stop Calling It A ‘Polar Vortex’:’ “The phrase [Polar Vortex] took on a life of its own last year, and it was blamed for everything from ice storms to the inability of the New York Giants to score touchdowns. But the National Weather Service is skittish about going anywhere near the phrase that starts with ‘p’ and ends with ‘x.’ ”
Michael Musher with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center chides: “We’ve been told to go around that term [i.e. Polar Vortex].” He explains the term is accurate because “. . . the cold air is coming from near the North Pole. But also no, because the low-pressure system isn’t going to sink into the U.S. this year, just the temperatures that precede it.”
Such skittishness is not just about that term, but also comes from attempts to deny that such unusually cold weather––even as much as minus 20 degrees with wind chill in even southeastern states––is the result of Global Warming.
Explications from The National Weather Service advising people for what those living in “hard freeze” areas should keep on hand––considering possibilities of power outages––include: “Flashlight and extra batteries; Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information;
“Extra food and water such as dried fruit, nuts and granola bars, and other food requiring no cooking or refrigeration; Extra prescription medicine; Baby items such as diapers and formula;
“Emergency heat source: fireplace, wood stove, space heater, properly ventilated to prevent a fire; Fire extinguisher, smoke alarm; and Extra pet food and warm shelter for pets.” Now, why would 21st century citizens living in technologically savvy modern era need to prep are for such primitive conditions?
Of course, what such advice implies is that such arctic weather often precipitates power outages, which in turn suggests drastic changes will eventually be necessary in 21st century home-architecture models, including: necessary fire places or heating units not dependent on gas or electricity; large storage of foods not dependent on refrigeration; life not dependent on television, internet, radio, etc.
Whether one calls it Polar Vortex or Global Warming, the fact is that future survival demands lack of dependence upon what most Americans take for granted today, such as power lighting and heat, drivable roads, street night lights, etc.
Bible prophecies foretell that in these last days seasons would be drastically changed: “Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be The Name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are His:
“And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what [is] in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him (Daniel 2: 19 – 22).” In these End Times, believers must depend more on Him and less on modern conveniences!