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Drought intensifies in the South, no end in sight

September 3, 2011 Comments off
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Record-breaking triple-digit temperatures were prolonging a devastating drought that has been baking the South and the dry spell could extend into next year and beyond, climate experts said on Thursday.
“Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse… we are seeing expansion of this drought. This drought will continue to persist and likely intensify,” said climatologistMark Svoboda, with the University of Nebraska’s National Drought Mitigation Center.
The drought is edging its way to the east even as it intensifies in the southern states, according to a weekly report released Thursday by a consortium of state and federal climatologists dubbed the U.S. Drought Monitor.
“We are seeing intensification in the southeast, in particular Georgia, eastern Alabama,” said Svoboda.
The drought increasingly looks likely to extend into next year, he said.
Hurricane Irene offered only a little respite for some areas to the east, he said. But the rest of the nation was contending with mostly dry, warmer-than-normal weather.
A strong tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico was needed to provide enough precipitation to relieve the parched soils in the southern Plains, according to Svoboda.
Texas has been the hardest hit, and 2011 was expected to be the driest calendar year since records were first kept in the late 19th century. In that key agricultural state, levels of extreme and exceptional drought totaled 95.04 percent of area this week, up from 94.42 percent a week ago, the Drought Monitor reported.
The parched soils and rangeland and lack of rainfall have decimated crops, left livestock with little to eat or drink and sparked wildfires across thousands of acres. Texas officials peg damages at more than $5 billion. –

Learn who is against the nations:

Jeremiah 51:25 “Look, I am against you, devastating mountain— [this is] the LORD’s declaration— you devastate the whole earth. I will stretch out My hand against you, roll you down from the cliffs, and turn you into a burned out mountain.”

Is climate change making us crazy?

August 30, 2011 1 comment

A new report warns that droughts and floods can fuel severe mental-health problems like anxiety, depression, and even suicide.

Scientists worldwide are forecasting severe drought, unprecedented flooding, and scorching heat waves as a result of climate change. One thing that’s often overlooked in these discussions, however, is the effect that climate change may have on our mental health. But researchers in Australia have just published a reportA Climate of Suffering: The Real Cost of Living with Inaction on Climate Change, that gives us some new clues. Here, a brief guide to this research:

How could climate change affect our sanity? 
First, natural disasters like hurricanes and floods have a profound impact on individual suffering. As a result of these disasters, as many as one in five people could suffer from anxiety, depression, suicide, domestic violence, or substance abuse, say the report’s authors. Months after tropical cyclone Larry struck Australia in 2006, for example, more than one in 10 primary school children reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And in some rural Australian communities, the suicide rate has jumped by 8 percent since a massive drought took hold several years ago.

What other impacts are expected?
For years-long disasters, researchers have observed the long-term collapse of community solidarity. For instance, during and after events like the prolonged drought that has gripped Australia for more than a decade, there’s “a breakdown of social cohesion caused by loss of work and associated stability,” says Erik Jensen in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Who is most vulnerable to these problems?
Children are particularly susceptible to mental health issues like pre-disaster anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. And the long-term mental health effects of climate change are likely to be felt strongest inpoorer countries and in rural areas within industrialized nations, the study finds, since these places have the least access to mental health services.

Aren’t natural disasters like hurricanes and droughts normal?
Yes, but not with the intensity and frequency many areas of the world are now seeing. ”While cyclones, drought, bushfires [wildfires], and floods are all a normal part of Australian life, there is no doubt our climate is changing,” say the report’s authors. ”For instance, the intensity and frequency of bushfires is greater. This is a ‘new normal’, for which the past provides little guidance.” – The Week

Yes, the climate is changing – but it’s at the same time much more than just “climate change”, as many would hope and expect us to believe. Extreme weather has become the norm because we are currently in the Tribulation, and have been now for several years. And Yahweh, who is also Mother Nature, delivers Her messages via Her nature. We are a world under judgment – every nation on the planet – and Yahweh will continue to deliver Her wrath until the time Armageddon begins. Father is moving this world of people towards all out anarchy as the Wrath grows near for execution of His vengeance upon those that will be left behind in this world.

East Coast is lining up for ANOTHER heatwave

August 14, 2011 Comments off

The East Coast is shaping up to experience another heat wave late this month as states including Texas continue to suffer a devastating drought, analysts warned today.

Experts at Earth Risk technologies say they have developed software that can predict extreme weather events up to four weeks in advance – and say the east of the country is in for a sweltering end to the month.

However established meterologists have poured scorn on their predictions, saying such long range weather forecasting is not possible.

Steve Bennet, chief science officer of EarthRisk which works with the University of California San Diego in developing the software, said: ‘We are seeing HeatRisk signals in the late August time frame for the Eastern U.S.’

But he was reluctant to put his reputation behind the predictions, despite an 80 percent success so far. He claims his system is just a tool to help meteoroligists with their forecasts.

‘EarthRisk is not in the business of forecasting so I would certainly never say a heat wave is coming,’ he said. ‘That said, there is no question that some patterns are lining up that signal a higher probability for heat in the late August time frame.’

National Weather Service forecaster deputy director of the service’s Climate Prediction Center was sceptical.

He told Fox News: ‘Weather becomes very hard to model because of chaos. If a butterfly flapping its wings can start a hurricane on the other side of the world, then theoretically, one would need to track these butterflies to accurately foresee the future.

‘Modeling the atmosphere is a very complex process. We just don’t have enough observations to see that butterfly,’

It comes as Texas continues to suffer a devastating drought despite some rain over the past few days.

Scattered rain in the Dallas area prevented the region from hitting 100 degrees for the first time in forty days, two days shy of the record. – MailOnline

The Tribulation brings calamity in many forms and as Father is nature and nature Father, She uses nature as Her arsenal to bring judgment against mankind. These things are not just happening here, but all over the world. Learn to recognize the signs.

Deuteronomy 22:28 The LORD will afflict you with wasting disease, fever, inflammation, burning heat, drought, blight, and mildew; these will pursue you until you perish.

Millions face food poverty as northern Europe is hit by worst drought in 35 years

May 30, 2011 1 comment

BERNARD Maquis’s cattle would normally be grazing in the lush green pastures of the Limousin region in central France at this time of year. Instead, they are eating hay intended for the winter after months of drought that has turned the fields yellow.

He is wondering whether it might be better to sell his cows at a reduced price rather find himself without fodder by the end of the autumn. “I’m starting to sleep badly,” he said.

Mr Maquis is not alone. With Northern Europe facing its worst drought since 1976, politicians in the West are expecting protests from farmers, consumer discontent and a strain on budgets.

Third World nations are braced for riots as Europe’s heat wave creates a rise in food prices and drives millions deeper into poverty.

“We are in a situation of crisis and of crisis management,” said Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the French Ecology Minister.

Meteorologists say that Northern Europe has had 50 per cent less rain than normal over the past two months, while temperatures have been 4C higher than usual.

In France, water restrictions have been implemented across more than half of the country and the drought is already comparable to 1976, when a heat wave wrecked the annual harvest.

The difference, according to Michele Blanchard, an engineer in the climatology division of Meteo-France, the French weather office, is that “in 1976 the high temperatures came in June, not in April”.

Germany has had twice as many hours of sunshine as it would normally expect in the spring. Some German regions have had just 5 per cent of their standard rainfall. “We desperately need rain,” said Andrea Adams, spokeswoman for the Farmers’ Association in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany.

She said that the wheat was yellow, the sugar beet had barely grown at all and the rye was “curling up and dying”.


(From 2006) “Food will become more valuable than oil. When a 1/3 of the crops or more fail this year from lack of pollination, due to a decline in bees and other beneficial insects, you’re going to hear people proclaiming the end of the world has come. Albert Einstein once said, “If the Bees died off this planet, Mankind would be extinct in 4 years.” He knew the importance of keeping nature in balance. The weather is a SIGN of the natural order being out of balance. It is a domino effect. Bees spawn – but high winds, pesticides, and other miscalculations by Man has altered everything for the worst. We are living on a dying planet. You’ll see that truth unfolding this year in the news media as they start to pay attention to what’s really going on.

Floods, Droughts Are ‘New Normal’

May 24, 2011 Comments off

Heavy rains, deep snowfalls, monster floods and killing droughts are signs of a “new normal” of extreme U.S. weather events fueled by climate change, scientists and government planners said on Wednesday.

“It’s a new normal and I really do think that global weirding is the best way to describe what we’re seeing,” climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University told reporters.

“We are used to certain conditions and there’s a lot going on these days that is not what we’re used to, that is outside our current frame of reference,” Hayhoe said on a conference call with other experts, organized by the non-profit Union of Concerned Scientists.

An upsurge in heavy rainstorms in the United States has coincided with prolonged drought, sometimes in the same location, she said, noting that west Texas has seen a record-length dry period over the last five years, even as there have been two 100-year rain events.


This so called “New Normal” is called the Tribulation. It is judgment upon mankind. It is God’s wrath, and it leads to Armageddon.


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