Don’t Blame Mother Nature. | Boomer Warrior (This article by Peter Carter was previously posted on Uprage. Peter is now cross-posting on BoomerWarrior – Editor’s Note.) Public Broadcasting Service PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is great and just published an article by Rebecca Jacobson about American farmers suffering under this year’s extreme weather and this summer’s severe US drought. But really Rebecca, could you have picked a dumber opening sentence? You can’t blame Mother Nature for these ‘unnatural’ natural disasters. “These are just some of the new normals for farmers around the world”, said Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute for the Environment at the University of Minnesota. We must get this right. A silent video of excellent high-quality images covering the whole terrible spectrum of what was euphemistically being called ‘global environmental change’. Well now we know. Drought Other people are saying we have been hurting Mother Nature and now she’s hitting us back. Merlin Friesen from Filley, Nebraska:
Strange Sounds in Sky Explained by Scientists -- Earth Changes -- Sott.net Mr. Khalilov, what is the nature of the unusual very low-pitched sounds reported by a great number of people in different parts of the planet since the summer of 2011? Many call them "The Sound of the Apocalypse". Information about that comes from all over the world: US, UK, Costa Rica, Russia, Czech Republic, Australia, etc. We have analyzed records of these sounds and found that most of their spectrum lies within the infrasound range, i.e. is not audible to humans. In that case, what could be causing this humming in the sky? In our opinion, the source of such powerful and immense manifestation of acoustic-gravity waves must be very large-scale energy processes. Given the surge in solar activity as manifested itself in the higher number and energy of solar flares since mid-2011, we can assume that there is a high probability of impact of the substantial increase in solar activity on the generation of the unusual humming coming from the sky.
Bees 101 | Honey Bee Haven Bees pollinate a significant majority of the world's food. In North America alone, honey bees pollinate nearly 95 kinds of fruits, including almonds, avocados, cranberries and apples. In fact, we can thank honey bees for one in three bites of food we eat. We all rely on bees – and the pollination services they provide – every day. What’s happening to bees? In recent years, bees have been dying off in droves. In 2006, about two years after this phenomenon hit the U.S., it was named “Colony Collapse Disorder,” or CCD. Much has been made over the "mystery" surrounding CCD, but two points of consensus have emerged: Multiple, interacting causes are in play – key suspects include pathogens, habitat loss and pesticides; andImmune system damage is a critical factor that may be at the root of the disorder. State of the Science PAN's report Honey Bees and Pesticides: State of the Science presents findings from dozens of scientific studies, focusing on the link between pesticides and CCD.
Lemming §Description and habitat Lemmings weigh from 30 to 110 g (1 to 4 oz) and are about 7 to 15 cm (3 to 6 in) long. They generally have long, soft fur, and very short tails. They are herbivorous, feeding mostly on leaves and shoots, grasses, and sedges in particular, but also on roots and bulbs. Lemmings do not hibernate through the harsh northern winter. §Behavior The behavior of lemmings is much the same as that of many other rodents which have periodic population booms and then disperse in all directions, seeking the food and shelter their natural habitats cannot provide. For many years, the population of lemmings was believed to change with the population cycle, but now some evidence suggests their predators' populations, particularly the stoat, may be more closely involved in changing the lemming population. §Misconceptions Misconceptions about lemmings go back many centuries. §In popular culture and media §Classification §References §External links
French Nuclear Test Site Mururoa Atoll in Danger of Collapse | Asia Pacific | World By Raiatea Tahana-ReeseEpoch Times Staff Created: August 10, 2012 Last Updated: August 14, 2012 This picture taken in June 2000 shows a landing stage at Fangataufa atoll, French Polynesia, with a board reading in French and Tahitian 'Military zone, entry forbidden'. There have been concerns that part of the Mururoa Atoll could collapse into the sea due to atomic tests from the 1960s to the late 1990s. (Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images) The French government, since 2010, has kept secret that Mururoa Atoll, the site of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, is in danger of collapsing, according to Mururoa e Tatou (MET), the Nuclear Association in French Polynesia. MET President Roland Oldham told ABC’s Radio Australia Pacific Beat program that the issue was detailed in a leaked report from the French Ministry of Defence and should have been made public long ago. A picture taken in 1971 shows a nuclear explosion in Mururoa atoll.
Russian DNA Discoveries Explain Human 'Paranormal' Events Esoteric and spiritual teachers have known for ages that our body is programmable by language, words and thought. This has now been scientifically proven and explained. The human DNA is a biological Internet and superior in many aspects to the artificial one. The latest Russian scientific research directly or indirectly explains phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontaneous and remote acts of healing, self healing, affirmation techniques, unusual light/auras around people (namely spiritual masters), mind’s influence on weather patterns and much more. In addition, there is evidence for a whole new type of medicine in which DNA can be influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies WITHOUT cutting out and replacing single genes. Only 10% of our DNA is being used for building proteins. The Russian researchers, however, convinced that nature was not dumb, joined linguists and geneticists in a venture to explore that 90% of "junk DNA." Of course the frequency has to be correct.
And about time for rights to nature? By Begonia Filgueira It took until 1998 for the UK Parliament to incorporate human rights directly into the domestic legal system. In light of the dangers posed by climate change, is it time to go one step further and grant rights to the Earth herself? Bolivia has done just that – the Mother Earth Rights Law (Ley 071(21 December 2010)) has now come into force. Congratulations to everyone involved in drafting and promoting this law. With Evo Morales’ Party (the Movement Towards Socialism) having a majority in Congress and the Senate, this law passed without much opposition. I will explore the actual text of the law and its practical implications for a country that has both the cultural heritage to support this law and a number of environmental issues arising from its profitable mining industry which can put in peril the very cycles of Mother Earth it wishes to protect. The Law itself The First Article of this law sets out its objective: Mother Earth defined Legal status of the Earth and collective rights
The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism Gnosis Archive | Library | Bookstore | Index | Web Lectures | Ecclesia Gnostica | Gnostic Society GNOSTICISM IS THE TEACHING based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means. Although Gnosticism thus rests on personal religious experience, it is a mistake to assume all such experience results in Gnostic recognitions. It is nearer the truth to say that Gnosticism expresses a specific religious experience, an experience that does not lend itself to the language of theology or philosophy, but which is instead closely affinitized to, and expresses itself through, the medium of myth. Indeed, one finds that most Gnostic scriptures take the forms of myths. The term “myth” should not here be taken to mean “stories that are not true”, but rather, that the truths embodied in these myths are of a different order from the dogmas of theology or the statements of philosophy. The Cosmos All religious traditions acknowledge that the world is imperfect. Deity
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