8/1/19: FIRE ON HIGH
FIRE ON HIGH
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
Over the weekend, I went to the movies with my wife. We wanted to see the new Tarantino film. During the previews, we saw the trailer for the new film, Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt. I was fully aware that the book, Ad Astra, was actually a few short stories that were written by Jack Campbell.
However, I was not at all aware of what the movie was about – all I was noticing was this astronaut played by Brad Pitt falling through space and it triggered a memory of the story by Ray Bradbury called “Kaleidoscope.”
This short story was featured in the “Illustrated Man” book about a spaceship crew that are doomed because of a meteor storm. Their ship is destroyed and many of the survivors are left floating in space talking with one another about their fate. They argue, confess, and reconcile their lives as they know they are about to die.
Their fate is to combust into flames and vaporize as they re-enter the earth’s atmosphere.
The last astronaut muses about his life and looks at the beautiful world below.
Just before he is about to burn up in the earth’s atmosphere – the story abruptly cuts to a young boy gazing up into the heaven’s. He sees a shooting star. It is blazing white light falling to earth.
He excitedly says “Look, Mom! A shooting star!”
Not knowing that the star is actually the dying astronaut it is a pretty macabre story but it all somehow ties together as to what is happening in our lives right now.
We’ve seen all kinds of interesting phases of the Moon, from “Super Blood Moons” to “Full Worm Supermoons” to even the stunning Strawberry Moon.
But July 31 will mark a rare occurrence for Earth’s natural satellite — a phenomenon known as a Black Moon. The sparse celestial event will be seen in North America, marking the first occurrence since 2016. The rest of the planet will see the Black Moon on August 30.
Although there is no one single definition of a Black Moon, according to Time and Date, it is most commonly used to represent the second new Moon of a month. This rarely happens outside of leap years, as lunar cycles largely take 29 days to complete. But every 32 months or so, there are two full Moons in a month, with the first being known as a Blue Moon.
New Moons are not able to be seen, as they travel “across the sky with the Sun during the day,” according to EarthSky.org. “But the gravitational influence of the new moon and sun combine to physically affect our water planet, which people along the ocean coastlines may notice in the coming days.”
The earth may tremble a bit as well but we are now used to the more than 8000 swarms of earthquakes that have been happening since June and the Ring of Fire still has some steam left in it.
Many people have been telling me that they have noticed the most brilliant sunsets lately and as the little boy in Kaleidoscope, they are in awe; in wonder of something that may be the beginning of an ecological disaster that is changing the planet as we speak.
While mainstream media entertains and distracts many Americans with the Donald Trump circus of idiocy, our planet is literally burning to the ground, and you would never guess where the worst of the fires are burning – the Arctic.
The Arctic Circle is in the midst of an “unprecendented” wildfire season on record, with more than 100 blazes raging across the region since the start of June.
This anomaly, of course, has been ignored in the mainstream narrative because it lacks any political angle and it most certainly indicates that Russia and maybe several other entities that are unknown wish to geoengineer the arctic in order to open up a new shipping and business frontier.
It is quite uncomfortable to report that the wildfire season has now begun in area that is hardly synonymous with these types of fires and the intensity of theories as to why are far more intriguing than what Americans are hearing on their network news.
If there are any stories about the fire in any American media we are told it is most certainly a direct result of climate change.
However what if this fire has been set for a number of reasons that are political in scope and that it will contribute to climate changes – perhaps it already has.
These Arctic fires released 50 megatons of carbon dioxide—the equivalent of Sweden’s total annual emissions—into the atmosphere in June alone.
The fires are burning through long-term carbon stores, emitting greenhouse gases, which will further exacerbate greenhouse warming, leading to more fires.
This will create a vicious circle that not only affects the melting of the area but creates weather patterns from the geo-causal butterfly effect.
This has all the makings of a disaster with long-term ecological effects.
Although much of the affected region is sparsely populated, scientists are pointing out that wind can spread wildfire pollution thousands of miles from its source, covering more populous areas in shrouds of smoke. On Twitter last week, atmospheric scientist Santiago Gassó estimated that Siberian fires had created a smoke lid extending over 4.5 million square kilometers, or roughly 1.7 million square miles, of central and northern Asia.
Eleven out of forty-nine Russian regions are currently experiencing wildfires. In Alaska, blazes have burned through an estimated 2.06 million acres, while in Greenland, the still-raging Sisimiut blaze has arrived close on the heels of the Summer’s normal Ice sheet melting season.
Wildfires do not “destroy” the land across which they travel, as is often heard in the mainstream media, fire is an integral and necessary part of natural ecosystems. However, massive fires temporarily denude the land they scorch of the leaves that deflect and slow rainfall, and the root systems that hold topsoil in place. Thus muddy floods and landslides follow the fire until undergrowth is replaced.
The smoke from these titanic fires is becoming a major threat. It contains tiny particles that bypass the body’s defenses against pollution and enter the lungs and bloodstream, aggravating lung and heart diseases.
Now, what is most disconcerting is that these fires are obviously a major geoengineering tool because of what is known as a feedback loop potential.
As we have witnessed with the wildfires in California, the weather patterns often change after major fires like these further loading the atmosphere with Co2 and soot. This, in turn, triggers multiple climate feedback loops which cause much more rapid warming than what is already occurring.
Regions in Siberia that have historically remained frozen until mid-June were estimated to get their spark by early April.
Of course, climate change activists claim that the drier peat ignited which provided enough long hot burning kindling to start the massive blaze.
Canada also suffered massive burns as well.
The unprecedented fire activity is accelerating an even more dire unfolding scenario, the rapid melting of global ice deposits which in turn speeds the thawing and releasing of formerly frozen methane deposits.
Massive amounts of smoke and soot are being pumped into the atmosphere by the record number of blazes. When this material settles out of the skies, much of it is being deposited on Northern latitude ice deposits, turning the ice dark.
Once the ice is darkened, it loses its former reflectivity and begins to absorb exponentially more thermal energy. This leads to a much more rapid melting of land and sea ice. As the reflective cover of ice is lost, unprecedented warming is triggered over landscapes and oceans alike. With this thawing, massive formerly frozen methane deposits are being released into the atmosphere.
I guess it boils down to a few explanations – first, that this is a result of our old worn-out excuse, climate change, intensive and blatant geocausality brought on my geoengineering or it is a fulfillment of apocalyptic prophecy where the planet receives its baptism by fire.
When things like this happen, I always confess that biblical passages flash into my head and it is always those nasty end of the world promises that when you are a kid you can’t even fathom how they will be carried out.
For example, the scripture in the fourth chapter of Malichi is all about the times of the burning age:
“For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, ‘that will leave them neither root nor branch”— pretty blatant if you ask me and quite frankly, I have been picking up the bible a lot lately pushing through verse after verse as if I am cramming for my final exam, I don’t even have to pretend to be busy of the Lord comes because I have been – it is like you are looking at a fiery end to Armageddon.
Jesus likened wicked people to tares; weeds that are gathered in bundles at the time of the harvest and are totally burned up.
The Psalms says: “But the wicked shall perish; and the enemies of the Lord, like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke, they shall vanish away.” It is all about the burning – the torment – the agony.
Not to mention the changes to the weather with the abrupt cooling and then the coming heat — the roller coaster ride of climate disruption that perhaps is affecting Europe and the United States at the moment.
Europe has had an unbearably hot summer, it has been relentless and Europe heats up like an oven; meanwhile, as much as the warmists want to use this to harden their resolve the United States is still having extremes heat in Southern regions and weird cooling that happens unexpectedly in the North.
This past Tuesday, the calendar said July but temperatures were saying October as temperatures dropped 20 degrees below normal for nighttime lows in Minnesota.
Typically, low temperatures in International Falls, which sits along the Minnesota-Canada border, hover around the mid-50s this time of year.
Temperatures in the area don’t typically reach the 30s until late September, early October. In the Twin Cities, temperatures were cool but not record-breaking. Highs below average, in the mid-70s, despite sunny skies.
The burning of the forests and tundra is releasing astounding quantities of carbon, stored for centuries in the wood and the permanently frozen subsoil. Melting permafrost releases methane, a greenhouse gas many times more destructive of the world’s climate than carbon dioxide. The fires are in fact a feedback mechanism, accelerating climate change as climate change accelerates them.
Thick smoke from forest fires has covered cities in Siberia, the Urals, and the Volga region. It would have been possible to cope with the initial stages of the blaze, but regional leaders have tried to extinguish as little as possible.
According to Greenpeace Russia, over 3 million hectares of forest have been consumed by the current blaze (an area approximately the size of Belgium) and 11 million hectares (an area larger than Portugal) have been affected throughout spring and summer.
There have been worse forest fires this century in Russia, in 2003 and 2012, but it looks like those records will be broken this week. Usually, the smoke is blown towards the uninhabited areas in the east and north, whereas this year it is more noticeable as it is traveling westward towards Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, and Kazan.
The current fires are largely a result of decisions taken by the authorities. More than 90 percent of the burning forests are within so-called control zones: Areas where regional authorities do not have to put out fires if the cost of the effort to do so exceeds that of the fire damage.
This policy was introduced in 2015 when the federal authorities basically re-introduced a Soviet-era practice.
Now governors have the official right not to extinguish fires: A right they are keenly exercising as there is a lack of money and equipment at their disposal. Forests in Russia are plentiful whereas the economy is too weak to put out all the fires.
The neglect certainly speaks volumes as Russia has been a champion of geonegineering the Arctic for their own gain regardless of what it does to the rest of the world.
Here is where the so-called evil Russians are living up to their label.
Russian scientists are watching these fires because of what they are doing to the climate.
Persistent high-pressure regions anticyclones are forming over the enormous areas affected by the fires in Siberia provoking extreme rains around the perimeter. The fires produce a vast amount of greenhouse gases and soot, which intensify the rate at which the Arctic ice caps are melting and accelerate climate change, which in itself increases the risk of new fires.
Most of the fires are intentionally started by humans or as a result of human negligence.
They could be extinguished immediately but the local authorities failed to do so, which led to the onset of these major outbreaks, which now became unmanageable. The only solution left is to wait for the rain.
Since 2013, Russia has been pleading with the IPCC to allow for the use of geoenegineering economic reasons.
Russia has always wanted to prove that we can have our carbon and eat it too.
They have been wanting to have the opportunity of coating the Earth with a layer of sulphate particles to reduce the amount of sunlight – now they conveniently are getting their wish but it appears to be backfiring at the moment.
The Russians I guess believe that they have a method to their madness of utter neglect.
The contradictions of geoengineering appear most starkly in the Arctic.
Melting summer sea ice has made the Arctic global warming’s canary in the coal-mine, the place that most keeps climate scientists awake at night.
Yet the Arctic, a large portion of which is controlled or claimed by Russia, is a new carbon “golf mine”, holding up to a quarter of the globe’s undiscovered oil and gas reserves.
Russia believes that if we changed the climate through geoengineering there would be rapid change and development as exploration, production and infrastructure will have an inevitable, irreversible impact.
I guess you have to break a few eggs to get the money in unlimited oil and methane resources.
In a provocative move, in 2007 a Russian submarine managed to plant the national flag on the seabed under the North Pole, and a year later the Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, declared: “Our first and main task is to turn the Arctic into Russia’s resource base of the 21st century.”
Yes, it has been Russia’s mission to exploit the Arctic as an untapped resource.
Global efforts to reverse the world’s dependence on fossil fuels threaten Russia’s plans for its economic and strategic future. Challenging IPCC science would marginalize it from the global negotiations, so carrying the torch for geoengineering is something that they are not ashamed of.
In 2010, Russia joined with Japan in an attempt to water down a resolution to restrict research into geoengineering at a meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
In pursuing the climate engineering agenda, a Russian government is likely to face fewer domestic constraints than more developed democracies. Pro-geoengineering analysts writing for a US conservative think-tank have argued that nations with weak environmental lobbies (meaning China and Russia) will be able to deploy “solar radiation management” with muted internal opposition.
There is a long history of attempted weather modification in Russia, especially as part of the Cold War arms race. In 1960, in a book titled, Man Versus Climate, two Russian meteorologists matched American technological hubris when they wrote:
“Today we are merely on the threshold of the conquest of nature. But if … the reader is convinced that man can really be the master of this planet and that the future is in his hands, then the authors will consider that they have fulfilled their purpose.”
Just after World War II, we would hang Nazis in The Hague for their crimes against humanity; perhaps there should be similar punishments for those who commit crimes against Mother Nature.