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Monday, April 6, 2020

Coronavirus Mortality Rate

It appears that the ‘overall’ mortality rate for Coronavirus is about 1% (.01), such that if one million people are infected, then about 10,000 may likely die. 
[Multiply 1,000,000 by .01 / 
or move the decimal two places to the left in the infected population number. 
Example: Of 464,357 infected people, one can probably expect about 4,643 deaths.]

The 1% mortality rate for those infected is influenced by the fact that many people who are infected with the Coronavirus are ‘asymptomatic’ (show no symptoms). This skews the math such that the initial 4% mortality rate estimates from China have had to be revised downwards.

Note: If everyone in the USA (a population of about 330,000,000) were infected, discounting the asymptomatic ones an estimated 3,300,000 could die (1%). However, as the ‘herd immunity’ factor later kicks in and slows down the infection rate, not everyone will be infected. Plus, a vaccine and possible treatments may eventually come into play. 

Meanwhile, ‘hands-on-care’ of the afflicted will influence survival rates. One reason the mortality rates during the Spanish flu pandemic was because patient care, cleanliness and nutrition was often lacking. [Note: My paternal grandfather did much to help care for the sick in his area. His love of onion sandwiches is what he claimed kept him healthy (since then it’s become known that onions, garlic and radishes do contain significant antimicrobial qualities).]

Herd Immunity:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_immunity

Icelandic testing of coronavirus:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/europe/iceland-testing-coronavirus-intl/index.html

Search: ‘Spanish Flu 1918 mortality rate CDC’

Friday, April 3, 2020

Nakedness and the Truth

“I assure you, when there is complete nakedness, utter hopelessness, then in that moment of vital insecurity there is born the flame of supreme intelligence, the bliss of truth.”

http://www.kinfonet.org/krishnamurti/quotes/when-there-is-complete-nakedness-utter-hopelessnes

https://jkrishnamurti.org/content/new-york-city-1st-public-talk-11th-march-1935

Search: ‘What was happening in the world in 1935?’

Search:
‘inspirational krishnamurti quotes’

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Truth Discrimination and Service

“Between the right and wrong, it 
should not be difficult to choose, for 
those who wish to follow the Master 
have already decided to take the 
right at all costs. But the body and 
the man are two, and the man's 
win is not always what the body 
wishes. When your body wishes 
something, stop and think whether 
you really wish it. For you are 
God, and you will only what God 
wills; but you must dig deep down 
into yourself to find the God within 
you, and listen to His voice, which 
is your voice. Do not mistake your 
bodies for yourself — neither the 
physical body, nor the astral, nor 
the mental. Each one of them will 
pretend to be the Self, in order to 
gain what it wants. But you must 
know them all, and know yourself 
as their master. 

When there is work that must be 
done, the physical body wants to 
rest, to go out walking, to eat and 
drink; and the man who does not 
know says to himself: 
"I want to do these things, and I must do 
them." 
But the man who knows says: "This that wants is not I, and it must wait awhile." 
Often when there is an opportunity to 
help some one, the body feels: 
"How much trouble it will be for 
me; let some one else do it." 
But the man replies to his body: "You 
shall not hinder me in doing good 
work." 
The body is your animal — 
the horse upon which you ride. 
Therefore, you must treat it well, and take 
good care of it; you must not overwork it, 
you must feed it properly on pure food and drink only, and keep it strictly clean always, even from the minutest speck of dirt. 
For without a perfectly clean and
healthy body you cannot do the ar- 
duous work of preparation, you 
cannot bear its ceaseless strain. 
But it must always be you who con- 
trol that body, not it that controls 
you. 
The astral body has its desires — 
dozens of them; it wants you to be 
angry, to say sharp words, to feel 
jealous, to be greedy for money, to envy other people their possessions, 
to yield yourself to depression. All 
these things it wants, and many 
more, not because it wishes to harm 
you, but because it likes violent vibrations, and likes to change them 
constantly. But you want none of 
these things, and therefore you 
must discriminate between your 
wants and your body's. 
Your mental body wishes to think 
itself proudly separate, to think 
much of itself and little of others. 
Even when you have turned it away 
from worldly things, it still tries to  calculate for self, to make you think 
of your own progress, instead of 
thinking of the Master's work and 
of helping others. When you medi- 
tate, it will try to make you think 
of the many different things which 
it wants instead of the one thing 
which you want. You are not of this 
mind, but it is yours to use; so here 
again, discrimination is necessary. 
You must watch ceaselessly or 
you will fail. 
Between right and wrong, occult- 
ism knows no compromise. At 
whatever apparent cost, that which is right, you must do, that which is 
wrong you must not do, no matter 
what the ignorant may think or say. 
You must study deeply the hidden 
laws of Nature, and when you know 
them arrange your life according to 
them, using always reason and 
common-sense. 

You must discriminate between 
the important and the unimportant. 
Firm as a rock where right and 
wrong are concerned, yield always 
to others in things which do not mat- 
ter. For you must be always gentle 
and kindly, reasonable and accommodating, leaving to others the same full liberty which you need for yourself. 

Try to see what is worth doing: 
and remember that you must not 
judge by the size of the thing. A 
small thing which is directly useful 
in the Master's work is far better 
worth doing than a large thing 
which the world would call good. 
You must distinguish not only the 
useful from the useless, but the 
more useful from the less useful. 
To feed the poor is a good and noble 
and useful work; yet to feed their souls is nobler and more useful than 
to feed their bodies. Any rich man 
can feed the body, but only those 
who know can feed the soul. If you 
know, it is your duty to help others 
to know. 

However wise you may be already, 
on this Path you have much to learn; 
so much that here, also, there must be discrimination, and 
you must think carefully what is 
worth learning. All knowledge is 
useful, and one day you will have 
all knowledge; but while you have 
only part, take care that it is the most useful part. God is Wisdom as well as Love; and the more wisdom you have the more you can 
manifest of Him. Study then, but 
study first that which will most help 
you to help others. Work patiently 
at your studies, not that men may 
think you wise, not even that you 
may have the happiness of being 
wise, but because only the wise man 
can be wisely helpful. However 
much you wish to help, if you are 
ignorant you may do more harm 
than good. 
You must distinguish between truth and falsehood; you must learn 
to be true all through, in thought 
and word and deed....”

Page 35 of 109 from the full (copy and pastable) text of
“At the Feet of the Master” 
by J. Krishnumurti:
https://archive.org/stream/atfeetmaster00krisgoog/atfeetmaster00krisgoog_djvu.txt

Easier to read format (page 35 of 109):
https://ia802708.us.archive.org/11/items/atfeetmaster00krisgoog/atfeetmaster00krisgoog.pdf

Sunday, March 22, 2020

The 3 Hurtful Sins of Gossip, Cruelty and Superstition

“Three sins there are which work more harm than all else in the world — gossip, cruelty, and superstition — because they are sins against love. Against these three the man who would fill his heart with the love of God must watch ceaselessly.
See what gossip does. It begins with evil thought, and that in itself is a crime. For in everyone and in everything there is good; in every one and in everything there is evil. Either of these we can strengthen by thinking of it, and in this way we can help or hinder evolution; we can do the will of the Logos or we can resist Him. If you think of the evil in another, you are doing at the same time three wicked things:
(1) You are filling your neighborhood with evil thought instead of with good thought, and so you are adding to the sorrow of the world.
(2) If there is in that man the evil which you think, you are strengthening it and feeding it; and so you are making your brother worse instead of better. But generally the evil is not there, and you have only fancied it; and then your wicked thought tempts your brother to do wrong, for if he is not yet perfect you may make him that which you have thought him.
(3) You fill your own mind with evil thoughts instead of good; and so you hinder your own growth, and make yourself, for those who can see, an ugly and painful object instead of a beautiful and lovable one.
Not content with having done all this harm to himself and to his victim, the gossip tries with all his might to make other men partners in his crime. Eagerly he tells his wicked tale to them, hoping that they will believe it; and then they join with him in pouring evil thought upon the poor sufferer. And this goes on day after day, and is done not by one man but by thousands. Do you begin to see how base, how terrible a sin this is? You must avoid it altogether. Never speak ill of any one; refuse to listen when any one else speaks ill of another, but gently say: "Perhaps this is not true, and even if it is, it is kinder not to speak of it."
Then as to cruelty. This is of two kinds, intentional and unintentional. Intentional cruelty is purposely to give pain to another living being; and that is the greatest of all sins — the work of a devil rather than a man. You would say that no man could do such a thing; but men have done it often, and are daily doing it now. The inquisitors did it; many religious people did it in the name of their religion. Vivisectors do it; many schoolmasters do it habitually. All these people try to excuse their brutality by saying that it is the custom; but a crime does not cease to be a crime because many commit it. Karma takes no account of custom; and the karma of cruelty is the most terrible of all. In India at least there can be no excuse for such customs, for the duty of harmlessness is well-known to all. The fate of the cruel must fall also upon all who go out intentionally to kill God's creatures, and call it "sport." Such things as these you would not do, I know; and for the sake of the love of God, when opportunity offers, you will speak clearly against them. But there is a cruelty in speech as well as in act; and a man who says a word with the intention to wound another is guilty of this crime. That, too, you would not do; but sometimes a careless word does as much harm as a malicious one. So you must be on your guard against unintentional cruelty It comes usually from thoughtlessness. A man is so filled with greed and avarice that he never even thinks of the suffering which he causes to others by paying too little, or by half-starving his wife and children. Another thinks only of his own lust, and cares little how many souls and bodies he ruins in satisfying it. Just to save himself a few minutes' trouble, a man does not pay his workmen on the proper day, thinking nothing of the difficulties he brings upon them. So much suffering is caused just by carelessness — by forgetting to think how an action will affect others. But karma never forgets, and it takes no account of the fact that men forget. If you wish to enter the Path, you must think of the consequences of what you do, lest you should be guilty of thoughtless cruelty.
Superstition is another mighty evil, and has caused much terrible cruelty. The man who is a slave to it despises others who are wiser, tries to force them to do as he does. Think of the awful slaughter produced by the superstition that animals should be sacrificed, and by the still more cruel superstition that man needs flesh for food. Think of the treatment which superstition has meted out to the depressed classes in our beloved India, and see in that how this evil quality can breed heartless cruelty even among those who know the duty of brotherhood. Many crimes have men committed in the name of the God of Love, moved by this nightmare of superstition; be very careful therefore that no slightest trace of it remains in you.
These three great crimes you must avoid, for they are fatal to all progress, because they sin against love. But not only must you thus refrain from evil; you m u s t b e active in doing good. You must be so filled with the intense desire of service that you are ever on the watch to render it to all around you — not to man alone, but even to animals and plants. You must render it in small things every day, that the habit may be formed, so that you may not miss the rare opportunity when the great thing offers itself to be done. For if you yearn to be one with God, it is not for your own sake; it is that you may be a channel through which His love may flow to reach your fellow-men.
He who is on the Path exists not for himself, but for others; he has forgotten himself, in order that he may serve them. He is as a pen in the hand of God, through which His thought may flow, and find for itself an expression down here, which without a pen it could not have. Yet at the same time he is also a living plume of fire, raying out upon the world the Divine Love which fills his heart.
The wisdom which enables you to help, the will which directs the wisdom, the love which inspires the will — these are your qualifications. Will, Wisdom and Love are the three aspects of the Logos; and you, who wish to enroll yourselves to serve Him, must show forth these aspects in the world.”

Page 84 of 109 from the full (copy and pastable) text of
“At the Feet of the Master” 
by J. Krishnumurti:
https://archive.org/stream/atfeetmaster00krisgoog/atfeetmaster00krisgoog_djvu.txt

Easier to read format (page 84 of 109):
https://ia802708.us.archive.org/11/items/atfeetmaster00krisgoog/atfeetmaster00krisgoog.pdf

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Though There Is Evil, There Is No Devil ‘per se’

Evil — That which is not of God; unreality; error thought; a product of the fallen human consciousness; negation.
Evil is a parasite. It has no permanent life of itself; its whole existence depends on the life it borrows from its parent, and when its connection with the parent is severed nothing remains. In Divine Mind there is no recognition of evil conditions. Such conditions have no basis of reality. They are conjurations of a false consciousness. Apparent evil is the result of ignorance, and when Truth is presented the error disappears.
There is but one presence and one power, God omnipotent. But man has the privilege and freedom of using this power as he will. When he misuses it he brings about inharmonious conditions. These are called evil. Evil appears in the world because man is not in spiritual understanding. He has not learned that all is Mind; neither has he conformed to the law of Mind, with the result that inharmony appears in his body and affairs. He can do away with evil by learning rightly to use the one Power. If there were a power of evil, it could not be changed.

Overcoming Evil — Evil must be overcome with good. We must dwell in the good so wholly that all the substance of our thoughts and our being is given over to the promotion of the good. This is a mental process in which all negation (evil) is denied while creative, fearless affirmation of God's perfect good is steadfastly adhered to.

Page 296:


Devil: The mass of thoughts that has been built up in race consciousness through many generations of earthly experiences and crystallized into what may be termed human personality, or carnal mind, which opposes and rejects God.
The "devil" is a state of consciousness adverse to the divine good. Other names for this state of consciousness are the Adversary, carnal mind, the accuser, and the old man. There is no personal devil.

God is the one omnipresent Principle of the universe, and there is no room for any principle of evil, personified or otherwise.

The “devil” is overcome by denying “his” existence and by affirming universal Christ love for God and all men. The devils that we encounter are fear, anger, jealousy, and other similar negative traits, and they are in ourselves. Christ gives us the power to cast out these devils, thereby cleansing our consciousness.
The "devil" signifies the mass of thoughts that have been built up in consciousness through many generations of earthly experiences and crystallized into what may be termed human personality, or carnal mind. Another name of the "devil" is sense consciousness; all the thoughts in one that fight against and are adverse to Truth belong to the state of mind that is known as the Devil. 

Page 235 of 1045:


Satan, sa'-tan (Heb.)--lier in wait; an adversary; an enemy; hater; accuser; opposer; contradictor.
The same as the Devil, the Adversary, the Evil One, and the like (Job. 1:6-12; Matt. 4:10).
Metaphysical —The deceiving phase of mind in man that has fixed ideas in opposition to Truth (adversary, lier in wait, accuser, opposer, hater, an enemy). Satan assumes various forms in man's consciousness, among which may be mentioned egotism, a puffing up of the personality; and the opposite of this, self-deprecation, which admits the "accuser" into the consciousness. This "accuser" makes man believe that he is inherently evil.
Satan is the "Devil," a state of mind formed by man's personal ideas of his power and completeness and sufficiency apart from God. Besides at times puffing up the personality, this satanic thought often turns about and, after having tempted one to do evil, discourages the soul by accusing it of sin. Summed up, it is the state of mind in man that believes in its own sufficiency independent of its creative Source.
Rebellion against God under hard experiences is another form of this "hater." The personality that disbelieves in God and acknowledges no law save that of man is satanic.

When the seventy returned, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject unto us in thy name," Jesus said, "I beheld Satan fallen as lightning from heaven" (Luke 10:17, 18).
Heaven is conscious harmony. When this harmony is invaded by a thought adverse to the divine law, there is Satan, and "war in heaven." When the Christ declares the Truth, error thought falls away; that is, Satan falls from heaven as lightning.
Lightning is a force that gathers and explodes and wastes its energy because it is not in harmony with the universal equilibrium. This well illustrates the mind that believes itself an independent and unrelated creation. When this kind of thought is allowed full sway in a man's consciousness, he becomes so egotistical and self-opinionated that he destroys himself. Thus error is its own destruction.
The Greek word that is translated "devil" in Luke 4:1-13 means accuser or the critical one. Personality describes the meaning more fully than any other word in the English language.
Satan--The Adversary, the great universal negative whose power is derived from the unlawful expression of man's own being. The serpent as "Satan" is sensation suggesting indulgence in pleasures beyond the law fixed by creative Mind.

Page 834 of 1045:

In the above link’s material, it is probably a good idea to, also, look up and study the word ‘demon’ (page 233). Evil spirit; that is, a ruling consciousness that dethrones the normal reason. 
[Then understand that such are man’s creations of the astral plane. As such, remember to not feed energy into such so as to avoid inflating the negativity.
Turn away from darkness and into the Light.
>Resist not evil (Matthew 5:39).
>That which you ‘resist’ (exert force in opposition) persists.]

Study ‘Spirit’, et al:
Page 912+

Summary: One cannot say,
”The devil made me do it”. 

Note: Spiritual Metaphysics is the view that reality is ‘spiritual’ at it's core, not physical.

Search: ‘spiritual metaphysics’

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Spiritual Metaphysics and Physics

Spiritual Metaphysics is the view that reality is ‘spiritual’ at it's core, not physical.

Search: ‘spiritual metaphysics’

The ability to adequately understand ‘spirituality’ and the ability to comprehend the ‘absorption and re-emission of infrared red radiation by carbon dioxide’ both require similar levels of consciousness. However, one does not have to comprehend every little thing at all levels to know that each is very real.
Search: ‘understand spirituality’
Search: ‘understand absorb reemit infrared radiation’

Spirituality:

Infrared Absorption Reemission:

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Extinction Events: Asteroids, Vulcanism and Global Warming

Some of the Great Extinctions have been caused by the shock waves of large asteroid impacts reverberating within the mantle and fracturing weak spots in the Earth’s crust and triggering prolonged vulcanism and creating stupendously massive flood basalt fields (LIPs) that released so much CO2 that the greenhouse effect was amplified to the point that extinctions followed.
Note: There have been multiple Chicxulub-type impacts on Earth over the last billion years, as inferred from lunar impact craters, numerous multiple ‘large igneous provinces’ all around the world, and extensive geologic analysis.
Search the Internet and YouTube for:
‘large igneous provinces LIPs extinctions’
OR
‘samslair blogspot LIPs’

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Global Warming vs Cooling

Whenever the ‘Milankovitch cycle’ increases the the amount of sunlight energy striking the surface of the Earth, this causes the ‘carbon cycle’ to begin releasing more CO2 into the biosphere — which, in turn, amplifies the natural warming. When the Milankovitch cycle decreases the amount of sunlight hitting the face of the Earth, then CO2 levels gradually decrease and the ‘greenhouse effect’ is weakened. However, when large amounts of greenhouse gases are dumped into the biosphere by events such as large igneous provinces (LIPs) or the massive burning of fossil fuels by humans, then the amplification factor of the greenhouse effect is strengthened significantly. If you’re in an ice age, it might be beneficial; however, when you’re in an interglacial period such as we are, then it becomes detrimental.

Search: ‘interplay Milankovitch cycle Carbon cycles greenhouse effect’



Global Climate Temperature Graph (18,000 years ago to present):
Source:

20,000ybp:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Global Warming, Dinosaurs, and the 3-meter Gap

The popular belief is that an asteroid strike killed off the dinosaurs. However, if you search “3 meter gap + dinosaurs”, you’ll discover that they and many other organisms had mostly already disappeared before the Chicxulub event. The cause was a prolonged massive and extended basaltic lava flow in India that created the Deccan Traps. Called an LIP (large igneous province), this event released so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that climate change caused the dinosaurs to gradually become extinct. This means that the accumulated sediments after their disappearance lacks their remains, hence, the 3-meters that’s missing their fossils between the Age of the Dinosaurs and the asteroid strike.
Now, here we are today releasing such massive amounts of greenhouse gases that we’re beginning to experience the early signs of artificially induced climate change. 
[Search: ‘3 meter gap dinosaurs’]

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Global Warming: “Ode to Laggards”

“Ode to Deniers”

There are none so blind as those who ‘will not’ to see and none so deaf as those who ‘will not’ to hear —
for they choose to ignore what they already know.
Background:
Matthew 13:13
Jeremiah 5:21
John Heywood 1546

An illustration of this is when knowledge of the greenhouse effect and the carbon cycle is ignored in regards to the subject of global warming.
For example, there are those who believe that because CO2 levels normally follow along behind global temperatures that this explains why the current increasing levels of greenhouse gases correlates so well with the rate of global temperature increases. However, the Milankovitch cycle and the current Solar Minimum indicate that temperatures should be declining were it not for the amplification of the greenhouse effect.

Our global situation, however, involves the massive burning of fossil fuels and is akin to that era in Earth’s geologic past when temperature increases were driven by massive amounts of CO2 being released by basaltic LIPs (large igneous provinces). This means that temperature follows along behind greenhouse gas levels.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

El Ranchito Choya & Group Karma

Before I begin my story, copy and paste the following GPS map location coordinates into your address bar:
(26.3245499, -98.4207784)

After you hit Search, you will be given a map with a ‘red pin’ marking the location where this story begins. Now click or tap on the map and you will be given the satellite view. You’re now looking at the location of my former ranch west of Edinburg, Texas (north of La Joya) and seven miles north of the river. To help give some size perspective, the small rectangle at the tip of the red pin is a 24’ x 32’ metal shade I’d built to protect my domicile, a Boles Aero trailer (similar to the one shown in the following link):
Note: 
If you zoom out on the map image, you see that the square patch of ‘monte’ (brush land) is surrounded by agribiz dry land farming. Contained in the square are two easily discernible fracking well pads. If you zoom further out, you’ll see more fracking locations to the south and many, many more to the north that weren’t there forty years ago when I lived there. [You, also, won’t see the major natural gas line that runs along Giles Road that connects with Mexico.]

The ‘pivotal moment’ in my life was 40+ years ago while I was sitting in my trailer and reading a magazine article about the tombstones of the original Alaskan settlers tipping over because the permafrost in which they were anchored was melting. Mention was, also, made of how the Inuits were having to travel further and further north each year to gather the berries upon which they depended. As I read this and more, I experienced a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. As I looked out my window, in my ‘heart of hearts’, I realized that a warming world meant that the marginal land in my region would eventually become untenable. 

When I’d started my ranch, the entire area was all brush land owned almost entirely by the Edinburg Improvement Association. They’d bought it all up decades before because they were primarily interested in possessing the mineral rights. Soon after I’d established myself, they cleared all of their land and began raising sorghum and cotton. With this came severe soil erosion, pesticides, dust (lots of dust) and a host of related problems, which included poachers and illegal aliens targeting my place since it now stood out like an oasis in a ‘sea of ugly’. Smugglers, also, became more problematic — with one of my fellow ranchers being killed by a “stray bullet” while riding his horse. Within seven years of the agribiz operation being initiated, I’d sold off my cattle and moved to town. 

As I look back and remember sitting in my trailer contemplating global warming while recalling the smoke from the fires set by those clearing the bordering brush land, I can see that what I experienced then was a microcosm of what has driven the world in the direction of our current impending crises now.

Search: ‘define group karma’
Search: ‘karma global warming’
Search: ‘reincarnation global warming’

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Cosmic Laws, Mankind, Soul, Spirit, Spiritual, Religion, Karma and Reincarnation

As I am trying to conclude my postings on the subjects of the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change, I will now be primarily focusing on spirituality. I’m beginning by providing the following links of my past postings on the subject titles of Cosmic Laws, mankind, soul, spirit, spiritual, religion, karma and reincarnation:

Cosmic Laws:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Cosmic+laws&max-results=20&by-date=false&m=1


Mankind:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Mankind&m=1

Soul:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Soul&m=1

Spirit:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Spirit&m=1

Spiritual:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Spiritual&m=1

Religion:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Religion&max-results=20&by-date=false&m=1

Karma:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Karma&max-results=20&by-date=false&m=1

Reincarnation:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Reincarnation&m=1

Note: To search my blog to see what I’ve posted on other specific topics, first scroll to the bottom of the page and select “View web version”. Next, in the upper left corner of the new page, find the Search Box and type in the key words of the desired topic. Then hit the Search Icon. Note: To the right of the home button icon is a ‘>’ icon that advances the search. Click repeatedly... 
Common topics are greenhouse effect, mankind, religion, spirit, evolution, global warming, climate change, taxes, quotes, etc.....

Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Greenhouse Effect and more...OR, BETTER YET...

The ‘greenhouse effect’ is all about Infrared Radiation (IR), the ‘heat’ that results from sunlight striking the surface of the planet. As the heat (IR) radiates away from the surface, it interacts with the larger molecules present in the atmosphere: water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, et al. This interaction delays the escape of IR out into space causing some heat retention. To help visualize this, watch the following repetitive five second clip:
https://scied.ucar.edu/carbon-dioxide-absorbs-and-re-emits-infrared-radiation
‪Search: ‬
‪‘samslair blogspot AGW’‬
‪Search:‬
‪‘doable drawdown solutions’‬

And More:

https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Greenhouse+effect&m=1
‪Or:‬
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Greenhouse+effect&max-results=20&by-date=true&m=1

OR, BETTER YET, if you’re weary of worry, watch:
Inner Worlds-Outer Worlds” Movie:
https://awakentheworld.com/innerworldsmovie/

Inner Worlds-Outer Worlds’ complete ‘AwakenTheWorld’ series:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD8E5F0D70B62BEFE

Search:
‘samslair blogspot inner worlds’

For Related Topics:
http://samslair.blogspot.com/2020/01/mankind-soul-spirit-spiritual-religion.html?m=1

NOTE: If you like this posting, consider sharing it with others by hitting the share icon below. This particular posting provides links to understanding the greenhouse effect (and more) which is the basis for understanding AGW. The postings that follow will be about spirituality (which we will need more of if we are to intelligently adapt and thrive in the future).

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

AGW: The Great International Unifier

Even if all greenhouse gas emissions ceased today, because of their residual effect, sea levels would still continue to rise and permafrost continue to melt for an indeterminably long period of time. Meanwhile, it’s notable that average global temperatures continue to increase during a solar minimum and that the Milankovitch Cycles indicate that overall temperatures should’ve been decreasing — Mann’s popularized ‘hockey stick graph’ is 10,000 years too short. 
Search: ‘holocene temperatures hockey stick graph images’.
http://samslair.blogspot.com/2019/12/manns-hockey-stick-graph-is-too-short.html?m=1
Image:
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/science/marcott-B-CD.jpg

When confronted with danger, we are all hard wired for the “fight or flight” response. Global warming activists are fighters.
Search: ‘fear climate change denial’

For upbeat global warming climate change viewing, watch channel 
“Just Have A Think” (17 minutes):
https://youtu.be/8nUjvpxzFbk
Search: 
‘doable drawdown solutions’
‘alternate energy sources’

It’s, also, worth noting that since we’re “all in the same boat”, AGW is becoming the Great Unifier. Poor farmers burn off the weeds in their fields in Africa and the grave stone of an early Alaskan settler anchored in permafrost tips over a tiny bit faster — or a shopping center complex in Arizona coats their roof with reflective sealant to reduce the absorption of short wave visible light that’ll be remitted as long wave infrared radiation (heat) and the permafrost melt releasing methane in the Arctic slows down a tiny bit. 

Note: As the Fear Factor in the world ‘ramps up’ regarding AGW, the United States will be increasingly perceived as the Great Satan blocking international climate change mitigation (especially by people in those regions that are already experiencing strong early global warming symptoms). Though China and India are the bigger AGW problem, they are perceived less and less as such because they aren’t the ones blatantly rejecting the Paris Climate Agreement (the U.S. withdrawal becomes final on November 4, 2020 / the day after the election — thus, making AGW a prime issue, which the Democrats will possibly squander the political capital of by overplaying garish social issues).

Dare We Hope?:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/2018/05/dare-we-hope.html?m=1

Friday, December 6, 2019

Mann’s Hockey Stick Graph Is Too Short

The popularized “hockey stick graph” is 10,000 years too short. Search Images for:
‘holocene temperatures hockey stick graph’
OR 
click on:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/2018/11/michael-manns-hockey-stick-was-too-short.html?m=1

Global Climate Temperature Graph (18,000 years ago to present):
https://www.donsmaps.com/images36/timelineiceagetemps.jpg
Source:
https://www.donsmaps.com/icemaps.html#reference

Statement: Even if one looks only at the past 1,000 years, when all of the different global temperature graphs are overlaid, it becomes apparent that ‘at no point’ did overall temperatures ever rise higher than what we’re experiencing now —
“The Truth Behind Mann’s Hockey Stick” (4 minutes) — the above statement is found at the two minute mark:
https://youtu.be/r9jtVZ3RUCU

Fear Is the Mind Killer:
http://samslair.blogspot.com/2017/07/fear-and-climate-change-denial.html?m=1

Monday, December 2, 2019

Short Comments Relating to AGW

It’s notable that average global temperatures continue to increase during a solar minimum. Meanwhile, the Milankovitch Cycles indicate that long range temperatures should’ve been decreasing.

If you understand that the greenhouse effect keeps the planet from freezing over (Snowball Earth) when there is sufficient CO2 in the atmosphere, then you’re half way there. The “rest of the story” (to coin a phrase that Paul Harvey popularized) is that when there’s too much CO2, then we move too far in the opposite direction.

What if global warming is a hoax and we create a better world for nothing?
What if global warming is not a hoax and we do nothing? 
Search: ‘doable drawdown solutions’

The people who most rigidly deny global warming are the very same ones that most abhor the idea of world government. Yet, their resisting international cooperation will thrust upon the citizens of the world a situation that will force us in the direction of a world government. Some of them expect that a world apocalypse will force the Second Coming and count themselves as the one third to receive special treatment.

Two prime examples of the disregard for human suffering in the pursuit of profit are the tobacco industry’s past denial of tobacco’s addictiveness and the oil industry’s current disinformation campaign regarding global climate change —
David Puttnam (16 minute video):
“You don’t have to be right — just create doubt.”

To the degree that humans are merely ‘naked apes’, then the ongoing Sixth Extinction is a ‘Natural’ event. To the degree, however, that we have Free Will, it’s a travesty. 
Note: Some humans seem to have more Free Will and self awareness than others.
Quandary of Mankind —
“To be, or not to be (human), that is the question.”

The popular belief is that an asteroid killed off the dinosaurs. However, if you search “3 meter gap + dinosaurs”, you’ll discover that (except for isolated pockets) they had already disappeared before the Chicxulub strike. The cause was a prolonged massive and extended basaltic lava flow in India that created the Deccan Traps. Called an LIP (large igneous province), this event released so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that climate change wiped out the dinosaurs and many other life forms. This meant that the accumulated sediments afterwards did not contain their remains, hence, the 3-meters that’s missing their fossils between the Age of the Dinosaurs and the asteroid strike.                          Now, here we are today releasing such massive amounts of greenhouse gases that we’re beginning to experience the early signs of artificially induced climate change. 
[Search: ‘3 meter gap dinosaurs’]

Classroom demonstrations clearly shows that CO2 has a heat absorption capacity. For the naysayers, I’m sure there’s no demonstration possible that would satisfy them. Meanwhile, glaciers all around the world are melting faster during a Solar Minimum.

Oil, natural gas and coal account for 81% of the world’s energy consumption — a figure that has not changed in 30 years despite the rapid growth of renewables such as solar and wind power.
Search: world energy consumption
Search: doable drawdown solutions

Greta has drawn a ‘line in the sand’ that so clearly marks the line of demarcation, we each now know on which side of the line we’re standing.
Search: doable drawdown solutions

Mankind’s individual and group inability to comprehend the blanketing effect of greenhouse gases on infrared radiation is detrimental to the future well being of our species. Our overuse, abuse and pollution of Earth’s resources has already initiated a highly accelerated rate of plant and animal extinctions. It would be prudent, I believe, to consider our own vulnerability in this regard.

Ignorance, stupidity and evil often achieve the same results. 
Search: climate denier organizations
OR
climate change pseudoscience

Milankovitch predicted going into another ice age, and if you look at the temperature graphs for the past ten thousand years, you can see that he would have been correct if not for the new pesky variable called CO2 and the greenhouse effect.

I can remember when only 1% of the Amazon jungle had been deforested and oil companies explained the science of the Greenhouse Effect.
I can, also, remember when there were no reliable contraceptives. Some things get better; some things get worse. The battle between good and evil continues.

As shortwave visible sunlight strikes the surface of the Earth, that which is not reflected back into space is converted into long wave radiation and radiated away as heat which interacts with large moleculed trace gases such as carbon dioxide. This slows down the escape of heat into space and results in higher atmospheric temperatures.

Global Warming is about the blanketing effect that CO2 and other greenhouse gases have on infrared radiation. Nothing more, nothing less. All else is politics.
Understanding Global Warming:

 People who deny global warming are either unaware of the simple laboratory demonstrations of how CO2 traps IR, or else, they are trapped by their own fear aka ‘scared witless’.
Mantra: I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. I will face my fear.
Now, if you’ve got a grip on your fear:
“Worst Case Scenarios of Climate Change”

EXXON Accurately Predicted Global Warming In 1982:
https://skepticalscience.com/1982-exxon-accurate-prediction.html

The “hockey stick graph” is 10,000 years too short. Search for:
‘holocene temperatures hockey stick graph’
OR 
click on:
If we stopped all new greenhouse gas emissions today, sea levels would still continue to rise and permafrost continue to melt indefinitely due to their residual effect (though the rate would slowly decrease and the runaway greenhouse effect would likely be avoided). 
Meanwhile, it’s notable that average global temperatures continue to increase during a solar minimum and that the Milankovitch Cycles indicate overall temperatures should’ve been decreasing. It’s, also, notable that Mann’s popularized ‘hockey stick graph’ is 10,000 years too short. 
Search: ‘holocene temperatures hockey stick graph images’.
http://samslair.blogspot.com/2019/12/manns-hockey-stick-graph-is-too-short.html?m=1
Note: The Creator will protect His Creation. Thus, it behooves us to become part of the solution rather remain ‘the problem’...

Genesis 1:28 states,
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
King James Version (KJV)
Note: God did not say to abuse and pollute the planet and drive all things towards extinction.

When most people reference the Bible and quote Genesis 9:11 wherein God promises not to ever again destroy man, there’s a qualifier: 
— to not destroy man by flood.
There’s no mention of not using fire ‘aka’ nuclear war or runaway global warming — both of which, in reality, are man induced. Neither is there mention of not letting man destroy himself, which might violate the tenet of Free Will. 
So, I say, “Man up, and let’s take responsibility for our actions. If we’d have actively applied the message that Christ gave us instead of lapsing into Old Testament thinking, then we wouldn’t be so deep in the hole we’ve dug for ourselves by having so thoroughly desecrated God’s Creation.” 
It’s time to stop digging!