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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, July 23, 2015

Global average temperatures soar, Arctic ice shrinks

World average temperatures were the hottest in June and during the first six months of this year, according to climatologists. Arctic sea ice shrunk in June to the third smallest area on record.

Deutsche Welle, 22 July 2015

Climate scientists warned Tuesday that a fresh El Nino oceanic phenomena emerging in Pacific Ocean waters off Peru is likely to foreshadow hotter planetary weather and lead to further new record highs.

The United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the world average temperature in June was 16.33 Celsius (61.48 Fahrenheit), an alarming one-quarter of a degree warmer than the previous record set in 2014.

In the past, records were broken by only one or two-hundredths of a degree, not one-quarter.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, tasked with steering UN talks in Paris toward a climate rescue pact in December, urged countries on Monday to "look now for compromise on the big political issues."

The UN has set the goal of limiting average global warming to two degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels by switching to renewables over fossil energy sources.

Four record months

June was one of among four months in 2015 that each saw record average temperatures, based on measurements made since 1880. The other three months were February, March and May, according to the NOAA.

In addition, the first half of 2015 taken as a whole was one-sixth of a degree warmer at an average of 14.35 Celsius, compared to the old record set in 2010.

NOAA climatologist Jessica Blunden said if the emerging El Nino effect became stronger, then it would push average temperatures "off the charts."

"This is what anthropogenic [man-made] global warming looks like, just hotter and hotter," said Jonathan Overpeck, the co-director of the University of Arizona's environmental institute.

Blunden said broken global monthly heat records had occurred in 25 months since 2000. The last monthly cold record occurred in 1916.

Relatives bring a victim of heat stroke
to hospital in Karachi
Heatwaves in Pakistan, India

Pakistan's exceptional heatwave during June was blamed for the loss of more than 1,200 lives. In May, a heatwave n India claimed more than 2,000 lives. It ranked as India's fifth deadliest on record.

Exceptional heat has also gripped other parts of Asia as well as Australia, South America, Africa, western North America, Spain and Austria and parts of the Balkans.

Also Tuesday, the NOAA said that sea ice in the Arctic had been measured at 906,000 square kilometers (350,000 square miles), or 7.7 percent less than the average for the period 1981 to 2010.

"This was the third smallest June extent since records began in 1979," NOAA said.

Japan confirms figures

Clare Nullis, spokeswoman for the UN's World Meteorological Organization, said the record average temperatures, both on land and across ocean surfaces, were confirmed by the Japan Meteorological Agency's Tokyo Climate Center.

Nullis said a major concern was rising heat accumulation in the waters of world's oceans, which have so far acted as buffers.

Nullis said that according to readings from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the El Nino effect was likely to strengthen and persist into early 2016.

So far, heatwave data has corresponded to climate change model expectations, she added.

Complicated impact

El Nino is a period when winds pile up a layer of warm, nutrient-poor surface water off Peru, accompanied by high air pressures over the western Pacific. South American fisheries suffer while Australia and Southeast Asia turn dry.

Its impacts around the world are complicated, with Europe less affected.

During Europe's heatwave earlier this month, Omar Baddour, who coordinates the UN's climate data monitoring program, said experts were still assessing the correlation between natural variability and climate change.

Stefan Rahmstorf, an oceanic and climate scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, was more emphatic, stressing that "man-made global warming greatly increases the number of such heatwaves."

ipj/cmk AFP, AP)

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