The Rate at Which Seas are rising and Climate Change is progressing
Last night I had one of those rare (for me) vivid dreams that tells me it is more than just about me. I was by the Charles River near Harvard Square, although some parts of the dream looked like a different location. The Charles River enters Boston from the Atlantic Ocean then flows 60 miles inland through Massachusetts' suburbs. The location of my dream was about five miles inland adjacent to Harvard Square.
People were playing on the grass that slopes down to the river, as we often see them doing in summer. It felt like a festival.
But the river was not flat as it normally is. It was wild and getting wilder with waves churning and I could feel it was rising. It had overflowed over the shores and even climbed up the stone stairs of an adjacent building and was flooding a few feet inside the building. I was shocked at this development. There aren't too many buildings along the shores of the Charles at that spot, so I wondered later where I was. But the buildings looked like Boston/Cambridge architecture. No one was panicking. On the contrary, some people were playing and enjoying the churning waters, grabbing these two footed surf boards made of wood that looked like skis and they were skiing on the waters.
I awoke to reading about the unprecedented storm hitting the Newfoundland coast, north of Boston, is continuing to grow in size and fury. I also learned that there was storm surge all the way up the Atlantic seaboard. At Newfoundland the sea surged 30 feet. We had extreme winds in Boston on Thursday that drew my attention and caused me to hurry indoors to avoid getting hit by a falling branch. Apparently these winds fed into the Newfoundland storm which grew in bomb-like fashion to what it is now.
I don't usually remember my dreams. So when I get one like this, I feel it's more than personal.
I should also mention that over the last thirty days I began to feel that we are in a second surge of climate change.
The first surge I felt coming in 2015. I would often hear the word "surge" in my head during that summer. It wasn't until I was on vacation kayaking on a remote lake in Quebec that I realized the word "surge" had been bouncing around loudly in my head.
That is the year I put myself out more on the web. I heard spirit telling me to take the Read the Future night online, that there were people out there in the world who would join me on my path. You all! I ended up on a big radio show.
I started seeing visions of Putin plotting dark deeds that would affect us. It was when my tribal spirit guide, Singing Eagle, identified himself to me.
Recently I saw climate data that indeed shows that there was an acceleration of climate events beginning in 2015.
Now I'm getting a second surge. So climate change is now accelerating more. I also see spirit guides coming closer to earth. I feel Greta Thunberg's spirit is channeling a shaman from another world. Frankly it feels like she is that shaman coming to warn us and guide us in a more powerful way than anyone has been able to do so far. I'm seeing spirit guides now when I give readings as much larger, soaring right up to people to guide them.
Yes, my dream posted further above was about the Eastern Seaboard from New England northwards. Measures have shown that the Eastern Seaboard from Cape Hatteras to Bangor Maine is experiencing higher than average sea level rise.
There are other sea level rise hot spots around the globe but this is the biggie in the U.S.
This is possibly due to a few factors -- (1) The continent works like a table. And the table is tipping downwards on the eastern seaboard because the continent is popping up on the other end (Northern Canada) where snow continues melting into the ocean, now more than ever but even before climate change the continent was sinking on the Atlantic end. (2) The slowing of the Gulf Stream (which is part of the AMOC, Atlantic Meridien Ocean Circulation. This stream acts as a conveyer belt, carrying waters from the tropics up to Northern Canada where they plunge miles down to the ocean depths and circulate back through the ocean. Well, this conveyer belt was pulling water into it for millennia. However now that it is slowing down due to climate change, those waters are sloughing back onto the east coast.
Thanks Jeanne, I remember you posted a prediction that NYC in 2037 fish are swimming in the airport. That sounds surreal and we can only hope by sharing your predictions that it will enable others to prepare.
And that is really interesting you had all those visions and spiritual experiences!
I don't know if this belongs here but here it is. Over the past couple of years, I've been paying more attention to the weather patterns because of Jeanne and this forum. I learned about the conveyor belt, but still...
I've found it intriging to see the US Midwestt going through big storm and being colder than here in Quebec. Between Quebec city and Montreal, we are the cities with the largest temperature range than anywhere else in the world. From +40c to -40c within a year wasn't rare. Now, I would need to look at data but I really don't think that is the case anymore. It feels like we are in a more "tempered" climate, almost like in the Maritime provinces. I noticed colder temperature in the US Midwest than here.
We have a fastfood restaurant chain called Ashton. For years, during the month of January, they would give % off depending on the temperature of the day. We would see -20% to -30% off fairly often. Sometimes more than that since that is supposedly the coldest month of the year. Now the colder months are more in February/March so we miss the special. This morning I'm happy. It is -20c with a wind chill of -30c. In frenheit it is -3 with a windchill of -22. I'm happy about that, not because I love the cold, far from it. But it is more normal and chances are I will get a poutine at 20% off.
Seriously, still -20c is not as cold as it was in my youth for the morning. I remember times when we had so much snow that over the holidays we could start sliding down big snow banks in our backyard. Now, my brother has to shovel snow in a pile to have a snow slid in the backyard. And it is not the great snow slides from my youth. I remember a few winters in my youth when we could just walk over the roof of the house. I remember time when we had to shovel snow bank so they would not bloc the view when getting out of the driveway. Last year was the first tiem in years I saw this "issue" I fear what used to "the normals" are more and more getting to be like the exceptions.
The first 2 weeks of February we have the Winter Carnaval. We use to have a world class ice sculpture contest located in one street in the old city. We have a ice hotel just outside the city. There has been a few winters in the past few years where the temperature wasn't cold enough and as a result the contest has become smaller and smaller. During the Carnaval, we use to have ice canoeing race accross the Saint-Lawrence river, which use to freeze over.
This weekend I sent a picture to Jeanne with a view of a sunrise over the river from my office. There was a little fog phenomena over the river because the water was warmer than the air, The river doesn't freeze over as much now. I don't see icebreakers in our area like we use to have. We had a winter storm this weekend with surge warning for those living by the river!
We use to have the Saint-Charles river where we would go skating on it for kilometers, now we can't do that anymore. We have tomcod ice fishing, still today. Ice shacks are installed on the river with wood burning furnace on which we cook feasts, litterally, and holes in the ice, and we fish in the cabins. How long will we be able to continue this wonderul activities, only the Good Lord knows. Anthony Bourdain did an episode on this activity.
We use to be within the arctic circle current during the winter. That current use to remain in Canada, very seldom did it go as far down as the US. Now, the American Midwest gets within this current but we don't as much.
Climate change changes. Our cultures, our wildlife, our flora, our health, our existence.
PS: don't knock out poutines! With the Quebec cheese curds (squishy cheese usually made within 24 hours of use) good beef/hot chicken gravy and home made french fries it is an amazingly tasty heart attack on a plater meal!
I love poutines. Thank you for your first hand personal experience of climate change. It is happening faster in the poles and you are closer to the Arctic Circle, so you are likely to experience more extremes. There has been for thousands of years a vortex of cold winds, called the Polar Vortex, circling the Arctic that kept the cold Arctic air inside the Arctic and it kept Quebec colder than Boston. But that air current that holds in the Arctic winds has become loose, like a rubber band that has become loose and loopy. So now it can drop down to Boston while also being north of Quebec and thus the weather in Quebec can be warmer than Boston.
A new study from USC was released today. It is is the first to use machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise.
In the US alone, 13 million people could be forced to relocate due to rising sea levels by 2100. As a result, cities throughout the country will grapple with new populations. The se level will effect every county in the US. Effects could include more competition for jobs, increased housing prices, and more pressure on infrastructure networks.
Antarctica just reached its highest temperature on record - 65 F, which threatens coastal cities and low lying countries and a fit for my long term predictions--that the Antarctic ice sheets will be collapsing and melting much faster than predicted.
To get perspective, once all ice sheets melt, seas will rise 230 feet.
Greenland has been melting faster than Artarctica. We have a vision for mid century that "Greenland turns green." Once Greenland melts, that's 20 feet global sea rise, but could be 40 feet or more in hot spots like the U.S. Atlantic seaboard which includes Washington D.C, NYC, Boston, and Maine. Anything over 20 feet will cause us to lose most of the coastal cities in the world and all of their history.
I have to stop now and do some serious breathing because my fury is also rising and I might post something I will regret about the Darth Vaders of this world.
Let people know who they are, where they are right now .
They want to be demons . Let them be.
The bill will come . The debt will be paid .
They will wake . And the road to redemption, paved in blood and bones, will let them find whom they truly wish to be, whom they truly are .
The demon' s horn will become a unicorn .
You have warned them, but you cannot force them to do the right thing .
The avalanche will crush their bodies, but saviour Jeanne you will help save their souls .
@thebeast thank you for hearing me but I’m not a savior.
As for the ring leaders who started and perpetrated what is now considered the sixth extinction of life on our planet, Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org details who the chief Darth Vader’s are in his latest book Falter. I met McKibben at a Middlebury College event back in 2006. He had been writing for the New Yorker, was a teacher in residence at the college, and had written the 1989 book The End of Nature, the first book on Global Warming. In his latest book Falter, he traces the history of global warming and documents the perpetrators who started the denial movement. He takes us back to the 1970s when we first discovered what fossil fuel burning was doing.
The discovery of global warming began with Exxon who were among the very first to document in scientific detail back in the 1970’s that fossil fuel burning was causing the greenhouse effect which would warm the planet. They predicted with stunning accuracy back then what burning fossil fuels would do to us.
Exxon had a great opportunity to become the world leaders in renewable fuels.
But instead they chose the darkest path imaginable. They began funding a denial campaign. Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who Trump had tapped from Exxon, wasn’t yet at Exxon at the beginning when the denial campaign started. But when he became CEO he was totally aware of the science and he continued funding and leading the denial campaign throughout his tenure there. He may have called Trump "an f--king moron," but Tillerson is one of the early perpetrators of our planetary extinction.
For thirty years, they funded pundits and politicians who demonized scientists and climate activists. They paid politicians to deny climate change and set up conferences with spin points to do the denial. They worked with the Koch Brother's Tea Party campaign who in turn launched the far right agenda in this country that appalls us all today.
All of this information has been documented in lawsuits and retrieved in freedom of information suits.
It is all fact. I suggest reading Falter if you want to get the whole story in easy-to-read detail. McKibben is a beautiful, hopeful, kindhearted man who takes the worst situation known to our civilization and never gives up hope.
The Koch brothers also financed the denial and the crucifixion of scientists and others who tried to warn people. There were many people involved but the whole plot can be traced to a handful of players. I see them as sitting firmly encased in ice in Dante's ninth circle of Hell.
500 years from now those who are still alive, if humanity is still around, and that’s a big if will tell myths about what happened. I hear those myths sometimes just below consciousness.
@elaineg, interesting question for the mystics and religious theorists as well as the paleo climate scientists who are trying to figure out our planet's future.
So what happens to souls?
First of all the planet is not going to disappear. The worse case scenario involves a sixth extinction where 75% of life on this earth dies out. Many scientists say the sixth extinction which is manmade is underway. But we also are trying to un-make it and there is hope about that. We have brought species back before and we healed the ozone layer. We just need to get rid of the GOP cult and get going on the healing. Even if the extinction happens, there will still be a planet and there will be species here and likely there will be some humans. But no guarantees.
There are plenty of books and articles about that subject written by science writers who are grounded and evidenced based. Perhaps someone can suggest some here. The Uninhabitable Planet is good, but probably too scary for many here. I know I had to skip over some parts. Bill McKibben's latest book Falter is also good and he's more hopeful.
Here's a short article on the current extinction that is factual and not so scary: https://theweek.com/articles/823904/sixth-mass-extinction-explained
In a vivid near death guided meditation I did, I felt I left my body and went to the edge of the earth. There I saw souls circling the earth, flying around the earth and forming a glow of soul light. I also wonder if some may travel back to other stars where they came from. Sometimes I feel our community tribe comes from somewhere long ago from an ancient civilization. I use to think we came from a distant star but I keep hearing ancient stories in my head so I wonder if our tribe is reaching out to us from the past. So when we die, I feel we will hang out here and help those who survive get through the next thousand years.