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Ten years since a major hurricane landfall, longest in recorded history


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One day before the 10 year anniversary of the last major hurricane (category 3+) to make landfall in the United States, Mexico is being absolutely inundated by Hurricane Patricia. Patricia is the most powerful storm on record in the western hemisphere according to the National Hurricane Center. At the time of this writing, Patricia has 200+mph winds and a pressure of only 880mb.

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Last Month Was the Hottest September in Recorded History


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Recorded history? Man-made?  Remember the buzz words and read My Mullings.

Here we go again, folks! July was the hottest July on record, August the hottest August, so I bet you can’t fathom what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has to say about the September that closed out the hottest summer on record. You guessed it!

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Climate change before and after pictures of earth – Business Insider


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Man-made? Recorded history?  Remember the buzz words and read My Mullings.

Man-made climate change is ruining the planet.

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Climate Change Data Summary


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This is a summary of the data presented in the climate change graphs for the United States.

The first obvious interpretation of the data is that there were so many record high and low temperatures during the 20th century.  This is just a result of the distribution of the data.  Remember the earlier argument that we only have about 150 years of reliably accurate measurements.  Simply put, there is no data to show whether there were any record low or high temperatures prior to the 20th century.  So of course all the record temperatures have been set during the last 100 years.  The 20th century can only be considered the baseline for record low and record high temperatures that rely on actual measurements.

The second obvious interpretation is that there is a lot of variability across the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.  There are more record highs in the Pacific Region and more record lows in the West South Central, East South Central, and South Atlantic Regions, excluding Miami.  With this kind of variability across the United States, variability across other regions of the world would be expected as well.  Even across the Arctic, it would seem logical that some regions of the Arctic might be experiencing higher temperatures and defrosting while others might be experiencing lower temperatures.

CLIMATE CHANGE MAP

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Hurricanes


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Hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin can veer to the north sooner if the cold air mass to the north is weaker.

Hurricanes tend to take the path of least resistance, much like water does.  Steering currents, dry air, and wind sheer all have their effect as does temperature.  All hurricanes that form in the Atlantic Basin eventually hook to the northeast.  As temperatures in the Atlantic Basin warm up, cooler temperatures which would tend to keep a hurricane to the south move farther to the north, allowing hurricanes to hook to the north sooner and take a more northerly path.

A hurricane may seem to be a non-solid object but actually has a surface created by wind and pressure.  To keep on a westerly path, it “bounces” off a “wall”, of sorts, although a gradational one, created by the transition from higher temperatures to the south to lower temperatures to the north.  But as temperatures warm, the wall moves to the north, as does the hurricane, taking a northerly path and hooking to the northeast while still out in the Atlantic Basin.

This is one possible reason for a decrease in the number of major hurricanes that have made landfall in the past 10 years.

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Climate Change Map


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Not wanting to ignore the data, here’s my own analysis. I’ve taken data from recorded measurements during the 20th century for various cities across the US (available from the National Weather Service), showing when record high and low temperatures have occurred. Graphs show the frequency distribution of record high and low temperatures for each 20 year period during the century (1901 to 2000).

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Climate Change Data Summary

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People


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People as we know them became people with the start of the first civilization, depending on who you ask, approximately 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. No one is in disagreement on this general time frame, whether you believe in creation or evolution. This beginning was dependent on our ancestors becoming intelligent enough to have a society, including infrastructure, bureaucracy, monetary system, religion, and written word, to name a few. Thus, 5,000 to 7,000 years is our recorded history for humans. By comparison, we know little about “humans” before that time except for what we can gather by the study of the fossil record and genetics. The appearance of the first humans prior to recorded history is theorized based on fossil evidence, genetics, anatomy, and intelligence (for example the use of tools).

If you believe in the whole “man evolved from ape” theory, the first humans appeared approximately 160,000 years ago. One has to wonder then why it took another 150,000 years for a civilization to develop. The more likely scenario is that man ascended from apes (yes I’ve convinced myself, maybe) but didn’t become fully human until he developed reasoning and morality. Something happened to “spark” a change that separated “humans” from the rest of the animal kingdom and established us as the dominant species. Evolutionists explain it with the Great Leap Forward theory and believe this happened about 50,000 years ago. Again the question is begged; why did it take even 40,000 years for a civilization to develop?

Since levels of oxygen built up over time to where they are now, it seems that during human evolution they may have started out lower. Perhaps the increase in human mental capacity was related to an increasing percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere. The longevity of certain biblical figures may be related to early levels of oxygen being lower; with an increase in oxygen came higher intelligence but a shorter life span.

To me, this is where God comes in. Of course he was always there, but about 7,000 to 10,000 years ago, he gave us reasoning and morality, and from there we went on to develop civilizations and a written (recorded) history. And that’s when we became human.

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Economy

THOUGHTS COMING SOON!


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God


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No evidence of other “Children.”  All the right parameters.  Much better than the alternative.  We are all there is.

God exists. Our world, universe, and all that they encompass are just too incredible to believe otherwise. One of the main arguments against God is that there have got to be other beings out there somewhere, given the Universe’s incredible size. I say, it’s because of its size and age that there probably aren’t. Don’t you think that by now, after 4.5 billion years of earth’s history we would know? Unless you take the biblical world view that the earth is only about 6,000 years old; then you wouldn’t be worrying with these thoughts.

It’s absolutely amazing that our earth cooled to exactly the right temperature to support life and then adjusted itself to allow us to exist as the dominant species.  Our world is in just the right orbit relative to the sun and other planets to be capable of sustaining life.  We breathe oxygen and give off carbon dioxide while trees do just the opposite.  Perfect, except for maybe the fact that the oxygen we breathe is actually what eventually kills us.

That being said; making it clear that I believe in God; I can also accept and understand how ludicrous is may seem to believe in a God, Son, and Spirit that have been unseen for so many years. After all, its been about 5,000 years since anyone has seen God, and its been about 2,000 years since anyone has seen His Son or the Spirit. But that’s 2,000 years out of 4.5 billion; a drop in the proverbial bucket.  So I can make the same argument I made regarding our understanding of climate change.  We don’t have enough data.

Isn’t it also as or more ludicrous to believe that we ascended from a primordial ooze through other primates?  Maybe.  But has anyone seen that? Does anyone really want that? Does any evidence exist in the geologic or anthropologic record other than our resemblance or relationship to other life forms? Why wouldn’t God have used the same basic building blocks to create everything? There may be some truth to evolution and natural selection but we don’t have enough data to prove our ascension from nothingness by chance.

Although we are part of nature, we do not follow the laws of nature. That sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom as God intended. The laws of man are based on the laws of God.  It’s a good thing we were given God’s laws and don’t have to follow nature’s laws or we’d be relegated to living like the other animals.  Those of us that follow God’s laws could be earning our places in a new world where no laws, not even the laws of physics, are necessary.

So I’m saying, what there is here on this earth is all there is; God’s “special” creation, with all the rules he has provided, some written, some for us to discover. God gave us the earth to take dominion over it. He didn’t want us to not discover electricity, or to not take the oil out of the ground and use it to our advantage. He does however, want us to care for everything he has given us and to use it sensibly. I’d say, we’re on the right track.

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