Robber fly - Nature photographer Thomas Shahan specializes in amazing portraits of tiny insects. It isn't easy. Shahan says that this Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca), for instance, is "skittish" and doesn't like its picture taken.

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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
"The Quantum Factor" – Apr 10, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Galaxies, Universe, Intelligent design, Benevolent design, Aliens, Nikola Tesla (Quantum energy), Inter-Planetary Travel, DNA, Genes, Stem Cells, Cells, Rejuvenation, Shift of Human Consciousness, Spontaneous Remission, Religion, Dictators, Africa, China, Nuclear Power, Sustainable Development, Animals, Global Unity.. etc.) - (Text Version)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“… 4 - Energy (again)

The natural resources of the planet are finite and will not support the continuation of what you've been doing. We've been saying this for a decade. Watch for increased science and increased funding for alternate ways of creating electricity (finally). Watch for the very companies who have the most to lose being the ones who fund it. It is the beginning of a full realization that a change of thinking is at hand. You can take things from Gaia that are energy, instead of physical resources. We speak yet again about geothermal, about tidal, about wind. Again, we plead with you not to over-engineer this. For one of the things that Human Beings do in a technological age is to over-engineer simple things. Look at nuclear - the most over-engineered and expensive steam engine in existence!

Your current ideas of capturing energy from tidal and wave motion don't have to be technical marvels. Think paddle wheel on a pier with waves, which will create energy in both directions [waves coming and going] tied to a generator that can power dozens of neighborhoods, not full cities. Think simple and decentralize the idea of utilities. The same goes for wind and geothermal. Think of utilities for groups of homes in a cluster. You won't have a grid failure if there is no grid. This is the way of the future, and you'll be more inclined to have it sooner than later if you do this, and it won't cost as much….”

"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change
In a bid to combat climate change, US President Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan on Monday, marking the first time power plants have been targeted by mandatory regulations on carbon dioxide emissions in the US.
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

German cabinet opts for underground power cabling

Thick underground cables to transmit wind-generated power across Germany have been endorsed by federal cabinet. The plans fit with Chancellor Angela Merkel's push for renewables ahead of the Paris UN climate summit.

Deutsche Welle, 7 Oct 2015

The German cabinet on Wednesday endorsed draft law that would give preference to high-voltage underground cabling instead of stringing cables above ground on "monster" pylons up to 75 meters (246 feet) high.

Germany's post-Fukushima decision in 2011 to quit nuclear power by 2022 still hinges on how to transmit prolific wind as well as solar-generated power from northern Germany to southern industrial regions such as Stuttgart and Munich.

Segments of transmission cables are already under construction or have already been enlarged. A quarter of Germany's electricity currently comes from wind, solar and biogas sources.

Resistance from residents

Wednesday's decision by ministers to opt for the main north-south trunk of 1,000 kilometer s (620 miles) of thick direct-current cable follows bitter resistance to overhead cabling led by Bavarian Premier Horst Seehofer.

Cabinet sources quoted by Reuters said the extra costs of going underground were justified because of costly legal resistance put up by citizens' groups. They have cited losses in scenic values and perceived health risks associated with above-ground cables.

Gabriel (L) and Seehofer (R) head
rival coalition parties
Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, whose ministry had put the extra cost at between 3 billion and 8 billion euros ($3.3 billion and $9 billion), was criticized by the opposition Greens of giving in to Seehofer, another prominent figure in Merkel's three-party coalition.

Gabriel, who also leads Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) had argued that underground cabling would in many locations attract "more acceptance" compared to overhead arterial power lines.

In July, coalition leaders dropped a levy on coal-fired power stations under pressure from utility companies, prompting severe criticism from environmentalists.

Part of 'decarbonization' drive

In total, some 2,800 kilometers of cables are to be laid by 2024 to carry power from renewable sources instead of nuclear power plants.

At the Group of Seven (G7) summit in June in Elmau, Bavaria, Merkel called for the global economy to be "decarbonized." Leaders agreed to press for a major reduction in fossil fuel consumption by 2050.

France hosts a major UN conference on how to slow global warming in December.

ipj/sms (Reuters, dpa)

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