Moving into another epoch
There is a rapid change in climate that is taking place across the world. All the warnings of the past are becoming real. A new Epoch dawns.
When it comes to the planet, the myth that has been perpetuated thanks to Charles Darwin and those who followed him is that change happens gradually.
Looks like we are about to be proven wrong.
Immanuel Velikovsky did not agree with the gradual change theory. He was branded a pseudo-intellectual and a quack.
He said change happens suddenly and catastrophically. In his book Earth in Upheaval, he argues every civilisation that has disappeared suddenly - the Harappans, the Incas, the Maya, et al; was displaced by sudden climactic changes. It is not like thousands or perhaps millions of people just decided “This place is not doing it for me anymore.”
Climate change has been a non-issue for a century. Since the 1990s it has been something that we pay lip service to. Every climate-related meeting since the 1990s has been about saying we will do something and then doing nothing. The consequences are not intent on waiting. They are going to be served constantly and relentlessly.
Climate change was branded as global warming for a long time. So the assumption was that only if it is hotter is it climate change. The slow realisation that we are arriving at is that climate change would make the extremes more extreme.
Heat causes evaporation. This puts more moisture in the air and that moisture has to turn to precipitation at some point.
The United States has been at the receiving end of that precipitation.
Atmospheric rivers, the severe storms that have doused California during its extremely wet winter, have dumped 30tn gallons of water across the state, buried mountain towns in snow and caused widespread flooding – and they aren’t over yet, with more expected to continue into spring.
The storms are supercharged by warm water vapor that evaporates off the Pacific Ocean, loading them with enough water to rival the average flow at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi River, with up to 15 times its volume. Moving with weather systems, they appear as a trail of wispy clouds that can stretch for hundreds of miles, ready to unleash deluges wherever they make landfall.
California’s climate has long vacillated dramatically from wet to dry, but models show these shifts will occur with increasing intensity. The destructive set of storms falls in line with climate models’ predictions, according to Ralph.
Supercharged by more moisture coming off the Pacific as ocean temperatures rise, scientists expect that ARs will only grow more severe as the world warms, adding more risks for floods across California and the US west. The storms will also drop more rain than snow due to hotter weather on land.
30 Trillion gallons of water have been deposited across the state. Given that the state has been suffering historic droughts, now would suppose that this is a good thing. But sudden bursts of rain can wash away the topsoil. It does not have the time to seep in and replenish the groundwater. Instead, it flows back into the sea.
The same cannot be said about the tons of snow falling on the mountains, they will undoubtedly help recharge the rivers.
But even disasters seem to follow the wealth distribution pattern, they are not evenly distributed.
Despite the heavy rainfall across the state and blizzards pushing snowpacks to double a normal season's levels, officials have been adamant that the state is still largely in a drought, perplexing boot-muddied Californians. As each storm passed, the heavy rainfall frustratingly did little to alter the drought monitor map that is assembled weekly by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). On March 2, the monitor's weekly update showed that only half of California is no longer classified as being in drought. Still, many of those areas are still categorized as "abnormally dry."
While the US deals with wet weather, snow and tornadoes across the mid-west, in other parts of the world summer has arrived incredibly early.
Cherry blossoms in Tokyo have begun blooming, the Meteorological Agency announced Tuesday, matching a record early start seen only twice before as revelers look set to flock to parks and other sites for viewing parties that had largely been curtailed by COVID-19.
According to the weather agency, more than five blossoms were seen from Somei-Yoshino cherry blossom trees at Yasukuni Shrine in the capital
Cherry blossoms, or sakura, in the capital started blooming 10 days earlier than average, tying 2020 and 2021 for the earliest date since 1953, when data first began being collected.
Source: The Japan Times
The cherry blossom trees in the US capital are confused by Earth’s changing climate, with the iconic blossoms appearing earlier than expected because of the unusually warm winter.
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and the National Park Service announced Wednesday that Washington’s 3,700 cherry blossom trees would reach peak bloom this year from March 22-25. That’s several days earlier than observers and experts had expected.
Bengaluru city donned a pink look much earlier this year as several pink trumpet trees bloomed beautiful flowers. Multiple pictures were shared online, which wowed the internet.
Pink trumpets, also called Tabebuia rosea, or pink poui, are a type of neotropical tree, which originally come from southern Mexico. These trees flowered in January and February in dry weather. The trees are however known to flower in August, September, April and May as well.
Source: Hindustan Times
What normally blooms in April, arrived in January in Bangalore! February has been insanely hot with summer-like temperatures of 30+ Degrees throughout the month.
Un incendie s'est déclaré ce samedi après-midi sur la route d'Aspremont à Nice.
Nouvel incendie dans les Alpes-Maritimes. Les sapeurs-pompiers ont été mobilisés pour un feu de forêt au niveau de la route d'Aspremont à Nice ce samedi après-midi, a appris BFM Nice Côte d'Azur. Le feu a parcouru huit hectares et a été maîtrisé vers 21 heures.
Une quarantaine de sapeurs-pompiers étaient encore engagés sur l'intervention samedi soir. Aucune maison n'est menacée par l'incendie alors qu'une villa avait dû être évacuée dans l'après-midi.
Source: BFM TV
[A fire broke out this Saturday afternoon on the road from Aspremont to Nice.
New fire in the Alpes-Maritimes. The firefighters were mobilized for a forest fire at the level of the road from Aspremont to Nice this Saturday afternoon, learned BFM Nice Côte d'Azur. The fire covered eight hectares and was brought under control around 9 p.m.
About forty firefighters were still engaged in the intervention on Saturday evening. No house is threatened by the fire while a villa had to be evacuated in the afternoon.]
Forest fires are breaking out in France in April. What used to be reserved for summertime (July-August) has moved itself up a few months.
We are at the threshold of an epochal shift in climate. Which month is spring and which is summer would soon have to be rewritten.
While all this happens, there are those who are working really hard to make it worse.
By 2030, we will certainly have a wildly different definition for what a season is and when it arrives.
We will have:
Winters (Buried in snow)
Forest fire and
And the millionaires and billionaires will be taking their jets to whichever place has better weather.