Sunday, September 30, 2018

Demonstrations Of How ‘Greenhouse Effect’ Is Real

Those who do not believe that global warming is automatically amplified by increased carbon dioxide emissions must first logically assume that the greenhouse effect is not real. Thus, by extension, there’d be no such thing as Greenhouse Gases. Also, they do not yet understand that all life on Earth has always depended on the Greenhouse Effect for survival, because without it being real the globe would look like a snowball.

However, if they were to search online-> ‘demonstration proof greenhouse effect is real’, then they would see for themselves that the greenhouse effect is demonstrable and that, indeed, carbon dioxide is a “greenhouse gas”. Hence, the impact that carbon dioxide has upon the greenhouse effect.

Greenhouse Gas Demo (4 minute):

Greenhouse Gases Explained (2 min.):

Greenhouse Effect Explained (5 min):

Has Greenhouse Effect Been Falsified:

Note: The above experiments do not show the ratio of warming per unit of CO2. Such finesse in a jar is not possible. The intent is only to demonstrate that CO2 absorbs warmth:

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Spiritual Transformation: An Inner Approach

If you can view your thoughts as ‘sensations’ (especially those thoughts that are triggered by the sensory stimulation of your physical senses) while passively observing these thoughts, you will allow a natural and gradual transformation of your upper mental plane’s memory body. This is made possible by your mental body simply being aware of who you are. Who you really are. 

This requires setting aside your “ego” and simply observing your inner workings without condemnation nor approval. [Ego is defined as the part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity]. 

Thus begins the ‘mindfulness’ of soul purification.

“Mindfulness:  Self-observation Without Condemnation Or Condoning”

“When there is constant passive awareness of our speech, our thoughts and feelings without condemnation or justification, that very awareness brings its own purifying action and, therefore, its own transformation — which is not a result of our efforts to transform ourselves. But for that truth to be, there must be a quality of receptivity in which there is no demand, no fear, no desire; and that can come into being only when there is passive awareness.”

Thought is often an automatic response to sensations experienced by the senses. Thus, the thought process can be indirectly viewed as a sense and thoughts as sensations. 

Observe your thoughts impartially and let self awareness come to you peacefully and remember that “the highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgement.”
Start listening at point 13:13 in
“Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds - Part 4 - Beyond Thinking (32 minute video)”:

Apply the above gradually to aspects of your life where you find tension and conflict. Misconceptions create conflict and are like knots (nots). Many knots create Gordian knots. Loosen the ties that bind through self observation and via Samadhi:

Read: The I Am Presence-
“I Am That I Am”

Note: As the spiritual energy sent from your spirit passes through your soul, it takes on the etheric form that your Memory Body imparts. This manifests outwardly as your Mental, Emotional and Physical Bodies where manifestations of negativities and misconceptions are more readily discernible. Exercise the power of discernment. Watch, learn and listen. 

Other postings related to Spirit:

Global Warming: Thermokarst Is Result of Melting Permafrost

As global warming results in the deeper and deeper melting of permafrost, the surface geology changes as methane rich meltwater lakes appear. Some new lakes are over fifty feet deep and are now releasing more than just carbon dioxide and methane from decomposing plant material. Scientists have examined samples of the deep release gases and found the chemical signature of a “geologic” origin. In other words, the methane venting from the lake is emerging not only just from the direct thawing of frozen Arctic soil, or permafrost, but rather from a reservoir of far older sources.

What is Thermokarst? (11 minutes)
at least watch first 2 minutes):

Friday, September 28, 2018

Global Warming: Is Fox News Moving Towards Center?

Fox News: Arctic's Oldest Sea Ice Breaks Up For First Time On Record

Melting Arctic Could Rapidly Unlock Deep Carbon Buried In Permafrost

I post the above simply because it’s from Fox News. It sounds perilously like global warming. What will Trump do if Fox ever uses the term ‘global warming’ in a proactive context? They’re already talking about climate change and a warming world.

Fox News Busted On Global Warming Memo:

Thursday, September 27, 2018

What Is Reality: Emergence Theory

A team of physicists and mathematicians with Los Angeles based Quantum Gravity Research are developing a first-principles unified quantum gravity theory they call emergence theory. Still in the early stage of development, emergence theory attempts to unify, through mathematical and scientific rigor, the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics... and consciousness.”

These films make it reasonably understandable:
I. What Is Reality? (30 minutes)

II. Emergence Theory: A Layperson's Guide (29 minutes)

III. Hacking Reality (28 minutes)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Adapting To The Climate Change Thrust Upon Us

As our weather systems become more active in many ways and less dynamic in others, it occurs to me that people with extended families that they care about might want to reassess their current geographic and financial positions in regards to climate change. Those who are abundantly wealthy can perhaps proceed more slowly than others, but no one has the luxury of undue procrastination. As world events unfold more and more distinctly, the formerly complacent will wake up and do what you should be doing now and make the necessary adjustments changes. Indeed, the jockeying for better positions has already begun, and it’s the insurance companies that are making them.

While it is good to be cautious about defining reality, it is imperative to never ever repeat untruths, least you be corrupted and your judgement impaired. 

Constantly improving critical thinking skills in a changing world are of paramount importance.

Intelligence and adaptability reign supreme now, as ever before.

The Newsroom (US Television Series)

“The Newsroom” is an American television political drama series created and principally that premiered on HBO in 2012 and concluded in 2014, consisting of 25 episodes over three seasons.

The Newsroom (200 video clips):

One quote from Season 1, Episode 1;
“The Newsroom”:

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Global Warming: Reality Check...·al·i·ty check- noun: an occasion on which one is reminded of the state of things in the real world.

Earth’s average temperature range is dependent upon the percentage of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. At current levels, ice melt and permafrost thaw shall continue until such time that there is no more ice and no more permafrost. Realistically, the methane release resulting from the continuing permafrost melt will actually increase the level of methane in the atmosphere, and this does not include the melting of oceanic methane hydrate. Additionally, we humans have not stopped contributing to the increase of greenhouse gases, either. So, it seems that mankind needs a Reality Check that cannot be ignored by even the most ignorant of my brethren.

I’m sure such will be forthcoming. But, like the drunken homeowner who ignored their smoke alarm’s loud warning, the Reality Check of burning rafters falling on our heads will be too late.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Spirituality 101: The Light of God Never Fails

As we (mankind) face many new and ever greater challenges together, a newer and higher level of ‘consciousness’ shall emerge. A Consciousness that allows God’s Mighty I AM Presence to flow into and thru all of our lives. His good works shall manifest and create a Golden Age.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Two Basic Truths That Are Real

In the Universe, there is one eternal truth:
“Your spirit is of God.”

The one secular truth for our age:
“Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas.”

Denial of the First Truth puts your soul in jeopardy — of the second, the lives of our descendants.

“There is peace even in the storm.”
(7 minute video)

Spirituality 101: Adam and Eve & the Original Sin

If one takes the Genesis story of creation literally, I have a few questions:

Why are there two different Creation stories in Genesis? If one allows for symbolism, then this and other seeming conflicts are not a problem. However, literalism creates unnecessary discrepancies that minimize the true import of the messages of the Bible.

Also, when Adam accepted the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, did he not recognize it? If not, why not? 

When God brought woman unto man, it was said, “therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife”. Does this not imply prescience that sexual reproduction would manifest?

If God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply, did this not, also, indicate that sexual procreation would be forthcoming? 

I’m not saying that sex is the original sin. The so called ‘original sin’ is the freely (and naively???) choosing mortality over immortality. Choosing to leave the Etheric Plane of existence and to enter the Physical Plane, hence the ‘so-called’ Fall of Man.

Thus, was not the first act of free will in the eating of the forbidden fruit of Knowledge of Good and Evil destined so that we could subsequently, in the latter days, come to accept and be able to freely choose the eternal life offered thru Christ (that of the Tree of Life).

God is all knowing. He would’ve known the likely end of the story at its conception.


Supplemental postings:

‘Us vs Them’ Blind Tribal Partisanship in America Today and Tomorrow

People of different groupings will likely always need something to argue about. It’s the ancient “us vs them” quagmire. Whether it be sex, religion or the politics surrounding the greenhouse effect and immigration, partisan politics at the many different levels (family, community, nation state or international) has been and probably always will be part of the human condition at our species’ current developmental level. Only when we evolve well beyond this level of thinking may there be any chance of settling our differences in a more rational way. 

For example, the argument over global warming and how to deal with it is delaying the very action that will be needed to assure our species’ survival. Evolution will be the final arbitrator, and the survivors will need to be “arguably” more cooperative and socially adept in order to survive beyond a more primitive level than we are now used to.

Note: Politics is war in slow motion. Hence, the “you’re either for us or against us” partisan rallying cry (even when both sides are wrong). 

Before the Kyoto Agreement was signed, the percentage of Democrats and Republicans who believed in global warming was the same. Indeed, it was the Republicans who initially pushed for the carbon tax. But, after the Kyoto Agreement, the oil corporations took a page out of the book that the tobacco industries had used to fight government regulation and now anti-environmentalism has become their tribal warfare rallying cry. Meanwhile, the Democrats have latched onto immigration as their rallying point, which is equally foolish because climate change will send hordes of climate refugees our way. This may prove to be ironic justice, since our industrial and related activities fueled the global warming that will have destroyed their environs. At that point though, it’ll be moot because it’ll have become a deadly fight for survival. We’ll wind up needing the Republicans’ wall because of the situation that they did the most to foster.

P.S.- 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)

God did not say to abuse and pollute the planet and drive all things towards extinction.

History of War on Greenhouse Effect

Republicans, Democrats and Independents were all evenly divided over whether or not the Greenhouse Effect was real or not until after the Kyoto Agreement was signed. Thereafter, the Republican Party fell into league with our government subsidized corporate oil industry. Thus began the organized ‘disinformation’ campaign that continues to this day.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Global Warming: If All Human Carbon Emissions Stopped Immediately

Q: What if all carbon emissions magically stopped completely today? A: There would be a tapering off in the rate of temperature increase as the climate catches up with all the carbon that’s on the loose. After maybe 40 more years of zero carbon emissions, the climate would begin to stabilize at a temperature higher than what was normal previous to the stoppage. This is the best case scenario, and that’s only IF mankind contributed no more carbon emissions. And this does not address the interplay of other negative effects of high CO2 on the environment such as ocean acidification, desertification, etcetera. Neither does it factor in the other greenhouse gases’ stories.

My Comment: It’s obvious to all that levels of greenhouse gases will continue to escalate. For how long and how much is unknown. Already the extinction rate is fifty times greater than normal. This clearly indicates that the Sixth Great Extinction is under way. The only difference between this one and previous extinction events is that they were because of natural catastrophes, whereas this one is man made. Therefore, “free will” is part of the equation.

“Extinction is generally the rule.
Survival is the exception.”
                            Carl Sagan

Global Warming Continues To Fuel Climate Change

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases every year, and the rate of increase is not decreasing. The emissions that we are causing today will still be in the atmosphere-ocean system thousands of years from now. Carbon dioxide levels are continuing to grow at an all-time record rate because emissions from coal, oil and natural gas are also at record high levels. We are, as a global society, making an extremely long term climate-change commitment because of the increase in gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.

High-tide flooding is happening across the USA at twice the rate it was just 30 years ago. And this flooding isn't necessarily caused by a storm, but by rising seas:

Hurricanes are slowing down worldwide. While this sounds like good news, it isn’t: It’s not that hurricanes’ wind speeds are diminishing, but instead how fast the entire storm moves. As storms move slower, they can unload more heavy rain and pound coastal areas longer, increasing damage. Hurricane Harvey last year was a great example of what a slow storm can do.

Weather Patterns Stalling:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

CO2’s Greenhouse Role: ‘Homo insapiens’ and the Goldilocks Zone

When greenhouse gas levels dropped too low in Earth’s distant geologic past, its entire surface became deeply encrusted in ice for millions of years until their levels once again rose sufficiently to melt the ice. Later on, when carbon dioxide levels rose too high in conjunction with the extended volcanic activity that formed the Siberian Traps, the biosphere cooked and the Permian–Triassic extinction event known as the Great Dying occurred. Once the level of CO2 decreased to friendlier levels, life was eventually restored. Next, the extended period of volcanic activity that formed the Deccan Traps released so much carbon dioxide that much of life again was extinguished. Then, once again after much geologic time, balance was finally restored and life resumed.

Today, we see greenhouse gas levels increasing and again temperatures are increasing. However, instead of extreme volcanic activity releasing CO2 over hundreds of thousands and millions of years, the carbon dioxide is being released very suddenly by mankind burning vast amounts of carbon laden fossil fuels. 

The wise thing would to have curtailed our consumption of coal, petroleum and natural gas when we realized the problem back in the 80s. Seemingly, however, the taxonomic name ‘Homo sapiens’ (meaning wise man in Latin) should be ‘Homo insapiens’ (unwise man).

Related postings:

Global Warming: Russians Are Big Believers In Global Warming

While many parts of the world are beginning to struggle from the effects of climate change, “Russia is looking to capitalize on it, with the Kremlin driving a narrative that touts the economic benefits.

“Like more and faster access to petroleum and mineral reserves that were previously unreachable. The Northern Sea Passage, a legendary shipping lane along Russia’s Arctic coastline, has been largely inaccessible for part of the year because of dense sea ice. But now, that ice is melting, opening up a new trade route for Russia's cargo ships. Russian oil companies are already betting big on the new reserves they hope to find in the Russian Arctic, and other industries — like mining — are ramping up production since they now have faster shipping routes to many ports.

“The problem of climate change is actually the problem of adaptation to climate change. This is not a tragedy,” said Nobel Prize-winning climatologist Oleg Anisimov. “Certainly some places will become unlivable, but other areas are places that will become more livable.

“But the Russian people seem unaware, or unconcerned, about the environmental impacts of these climate change-related activities, like pollution from the booming factories, and wildfires in the North that destroyed million of acres of forest in a major tourism area.”

Russia Profiting Off Global Warming:
(12 minutes)

Note: Russians are big believers in global warming because the early phases of climate change will benefit them more than hurt. However, this short sightedness ignores the long range cycling in of disastrous effects that will occur later on for them. By the time their (and our) fear factor kicks in, it’ll be too late.

Long Term Effects Of Global Warming:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Global Warming: Lines of Evidence

Founded during the Civil award, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine has recently given us a series of videos on various topics:

I have chosen just the two that relate to our current climate change situation:

Lines of Evidence / Part I-
(26 minutes):

Part II-
(4 minutes):

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ocean Acidification: Global Warming’s Equally Evil Twin

An estimated 1/3 or more of the carbon dioxide from human activity and methane breaking down into carbon dioxide ‘eventually’ ends up in oceans. This is causing a huge disruption to the natural chemical balance of ocean water, making it more acidic and therefor threatening the entire marine food chain such as coral, clams, mussels, sea urchins, barnacles, and certain microscopic plankton that rely on equilibrated chemical conditions and pH levels in the ocean to build their calcium-based shells and other structures. 

The small plant-like microorganisms called Phytoplankton form the basis of the marine food chain and are a huge component of the global ecosystem. They are responsible for a large component of the photosynthetic activity on this planet and therefore provide a huge amount of energy that flows up the food chain to us. 
NOTE: They also provide most of the world’s oxygen supply. Past warming extinction events have seen their extreme diminishment.

“Phytoplankton provide most of the world’s oxygen supply. Past warming extinction events have seen their extreme diminishment.”

Sunday, September 16, 2018

New Black Gold: Biochar Has Negative Carbon Footprint

“Climate change is a threat to civilization which must be tackled.  Biochar offers a significant tool to reduce CO2 and GHG greenhouse gas emmissions— it has been estimated that, on a global scale, sustainable biochar production could reduce net emissions of GHGs by as much as 12% of current anthropogenic emissions.” 
Also importantly is its extremely long lasting ability in boosting soil productivity.

Production and Use of Biochar aka Agrichar as Carbon Negative Soil Amendment
(5 minute):

Horizontal Carbonization Process:
(2 minutes)

Making biochar small scale
(10 minute video):

Biochar Facility (7 minute):

5-part Biochar Series / YouTube:

Biochar water holding capacity
(2 minute video):
(2 minute video):

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Angst Being Displaced In Social Media Arena Spectacle

As I witness the elevated levels of emotionality and irrationality in the world today, I consider the repressed fear of global warming to be a major contributing factor. Called ‘displacement’, it is an unconscious defense mechanism whereby the mind redirects an emotion from its original object (such as fear of global warming) to another (anger over carbon tax) because anger makes one feel strong. It’s the old axiom about fear leading to aggression.

In other words, angry tribal diatribes (ranting and raving, posting hateful comments) are a cover for fearful angst. We distract the focus of our attention away from what really bothers us: anger makes us feel strong and powerful in scary situations. It is an emotion that, also, makes us more irrational.
A metaphor for describing this is “kick the cat”- e.g., man is scared of losing his job and is mad his boss and kicks the cat when he gets home, or blows up and yells at his family. 

Note: Those who are sure that global warming is a hoax all too often don’t comprehend the basics of the greenhouse effect; but, instead of watching an 8th grade Earth Science YouTube video of a classroom demonstration of it, they deflect their focus to a video mocking global warming. Though this is likely a reactive defense mechanism, it’s also ‘resistance to change’ — change of life style and an oil based economy. 

Greenhouse Gas Demo
(4 minutes)

Greenhouse Gas Demonstrations


Friday, September 14, 2018

Global Warming: When Will The Oceans Fizz?

There seems to be an unspoken misconception that, whenever we get around to curtailing our release of carbon dioxide, global temperatures will automatically be reduced. We seemingly feel that CO2’s role as a thermal layer will be reduced if we simply cease adding to it. This notion has been fostered by the oceans absorbing vast amounts of carbon dioxide — but, our now acidified oceans’ ability absorb CO2 is reduced because their increasing temperatures reduce their carbon sink capacity. Indeed, when they become warm enough, they will ‘off gas’ more than they absorb. [When you warm the ocean up, just like warming up a Coke bottle, it drives the gas out.]

What If Carbon Emissions Stopped Tomorrow? (6 minutes):