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.

Eye-popping bug photos

Nature by Numbers (Video)

"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.
Google: Earthday 2013

Monday, July 16, 2007

Ice sheets tell a scary new story, Jul 14, 2007 04:30 AM

Cameron Smith

There was a thunderously important comment that went largely unnoticed in the reports published last spring by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The comment noted there was a possibility polar ice sheets might be more vulnerable than predicted, because climate computer models didn't take into account recent observations. But there was no consensus on the significance of the shortcoming, the IPCC said.

Now, a team led by James Hansen, head of NASA's climate agency, has published a study that identifies what's going on at the poles, and confirms the vulnerability of the ice sheets. Its findings throw into question all the conclusions reached by the IPCC.

In particular, the study says ocean levels could rise by metres this century, not centimetres as the UN panel suggested. Worse still, what's occurring in polar ice fields could flip the world into much faster and far more devastating global warming than predicted by the IPCC.

This kind of fast transition has happened in the past – many times, according to paleoclimatic records, the Hansen study says – and it can happen now.

If it does occur, the study warns, it could produce runaway global warming powerful enough to raise sea levels 25 metres, as happened about 3.4 million years ago.

The study directly contradicts the IPCC, which expected the Antarctic ice sheet to get bigger, "due to increased snowfall." Instead, ice fields in West Antarctica could collapse if current trends are not reversed, the study says.

Hansen and his team looked at records of the past 450,000 years contained in ice cores and ocean sediment. They concluded melting ice caps can flip global warming suddenly into a runaway mode "out of humanity's control" and this would create "an inevitable and devastating sea-level rise."

What causes a flip is spiralling interactions. As warming from greenhouse gases increases, ice surfaces melt, and as they do they absorb more heat, because surface water reflects less of the sun's radiation than does snow and ice.

This causes surfaces to melt more quickly and broadly; melt tunnels carry water to the underside of glaciers where it acts as a lubricant speeding them to the sea; the ice sheet thins, lowering its surface in critical coastal areas; warming sea water loosens frozen underpinnings of ice fields; "icequakes" (lurching of ice sheets) increase; fractures and break-offs multiply; more ocean water is exposed to absorb heat.

The study calls this a non-linear response to global warming. The IPCC computer models were faulty, it says, because they assumed the response of ice fields would be linear. "(The IPCC) models are missing realistic, if any, representation of the physics of ice streams and icequakes ..." the study adds.

The world "may just have a chance" of avoiding a flip into disastrous climate change, it concludes. But only by holding global temperature increases to no more than 1 degree Celsius, and atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) to 450 parts per million. Missing these targets means straying into dangerous territory, it adds.

But half a degree of warming is inevitable because of gases already in the atmosphere, and CO2 concentration already is 384 ppm and is increasing by 2 ppm a year. Ten more years of a 2 ppm increase would make it "implausible" that the world could meet the target and get off the path to disaster, the study says.

It's a dire warning. I hope Canadians are paying attention.

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