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Study: Temperatures go off the charts around 2047

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This undated handout photo provided by Marinelifephotography.com shows Soft corals, crinoids and associated reef fishes in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. A new study on the timing of climate change calculates the probable dates for when cities and ecosystems across the world would regularly experience never-before-seen hotter environments based on about 150 years of record-keeping. These are the dates when every year is hotter than old hottest annual record. This means the old blistering heat of people’s memories will eventually seem unusually cool in comparison to the warming years to come. Coral reef species are the first to be stuck in a new climate that they haven’t experienced before and are most vulnerable to climate change, Mora said. Coral reefs will be in that new regime around 2030. (AP Photo/Keoki Stender, Marinelifephotography.com)WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043.

And eventually the whole world in 2047.

A new study on global warming pinpoints the probable dates for when cities and ecosystems around the world will regularly experience hotter environments the likes of which they have never seen before.

And for dozens of cities, mostly in the tropics, those dates are a generation or less away.

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“This paper is both innovative and sobering,” said Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco, former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who was not involved in the study.

To arrive at their projections, the researchers used weather observations, computer models and other data to calculate the point at which every year from then on will be warmer than the hottest year ever recorded over the last 150 years.

For example, the world as a whole had its hottest year on record in 2005. The new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, says that by the year 2047, every year that follows will probably be hotter than that record-setting scorcher.

Eventually, the coldest year in a particular city or region will be hotter than the hottest year in its past.

Study author Camilo Mora and his colleagues said they hope this new way of looking at climate change will spur governments to do something before it is too late.

“Now is the time to act,” said another study co-author, Ryan Longman.

Mora, a biological geographer at the University of Hawaii, and colleagues ran simulations from 39 different computer models and looked at hundreds of thousands of species, maps and data points to ask when places will have “an environment like we had never seen before.”

The 2047 date for the whole world is based on continually increasing emissions of greenhouse gases from the burning of coal, oil and natural gases. If the world manages to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases, that would be pushed to as late as 2069, according to Mora.

But for now, Mora said, the world is rushing toward the 2047 date.

“One can think of this year as a kind of threshold into a hot new world from which one never goes back,” said Carnegie Institution climate scientist Chris Field, who was not part of the study. “This is really dramatic.”

Mora forecasts that the unprecedented heat starts in 2020 with Manokwa, Indonesia. Then Kingston, Jamaica. Within the next two decades, 59 cities will be living in what is essentially a new climate, including Singapore, Havana, Kuala Lumpur and Mexico City.

By 2043, 147 cities — more than half of those studied — will have shifted to a hotter temperature regime that is beyond historical records.

The first U.S. cities to feel that would be Honolulu and Phoenix, followed by San Diego and Orlando, Fla., in 2046. New York and Washington will get new climates around 2047, with Los Angeles, Detroit, Houston, Chicago, Seattle, Austin and Dallas a bit later.

Mora calculated that the last of the 265 cities to move into their new climate will be Anchorage, Alaska — in 2071. There’s a five-year margin of error on the estimates.

Unlike previous research, the study highlights the tropics more than the polar regions. In the tropics, temperatures don’t vary much, so a small increase can have large effects on ecosystems, he said. A 3-degree change is not much to polar regions but is dramatic in the tropics, which hold most of the Earth’s biodiversity, he said.

The Mora team found that by one measurement — ocean acidity — Earth has already crossed the threshold into an entirely new regime. That happened in about 2008, with every year since then more acidic than the old record, according to study co-author Abby Frazier.

Of the species studied, coral reefs will be the first stuck in a new climate — around 2030 — and are most vulnerable to climate change, Mora said.

Judith Curry, a Georgia Institute of Technology climate scientist who often clashes with mainstream scientists, said she found Mora’s approach to make more sense than the massive report that came out of the U.N.-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last month.

Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann said the research “may actually be presenting an overly rosy scenario when it comes to how close we are to passing the threshold for dangerous climate impacts.”

“By some measures, we are already there,” he said.

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Online:

Nature: http://www.nature.com/nature

Mora lab: http://www.soc.hawaii.edu/mora/

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The Oracle Report Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Crescent Moon Phase: growth, struggle, challenge, expansion

Moon: Sagittarius/Capricorn

Today we have the tendency to feel like an alien in our own world. We feel like we are out in new territory, out on a limb. It is normal to feel this way when we are undergoing such a major shift in the course of human evolution. But it’s important to not succumb to feeling like a victim today. Something may appear to be “taken away,” but instead of feeling “wronged” consider what the situation might be clearing the way for or what could replace it. What could be the harvest?

The Moon moves into Capricorn, triggering Cancers and Capricorns and those with the Black Moon in Cancer or Capricorn. The “shift” or “hinge” is felt more acutely this time since both the Sun and the Moon are in cardinal signs (cardinal signs being the times of change and progression). Shadow sides will be directly engaged and fears will surface. But this is an opportunity to truly look at ourselves and how our core fears play out in our lives. Fears are spiritual issues and they are sourced in the feeling of separation from spirit or source. It is a trick to think that we are ever separated from a higher power. We are never alone and no one is ever abandoned. We are part of the stars themselves.

One of the main things we work on here is integration of the shadow side of our psyches. It is the final gate in the ascension of consciousness. I say it all the time, but it is worth repeating: there is a tremendous amount of personal power (personal energetic resources) tied up in our shadow sides. When we become aware of the nature of our personal fear (as indicated by the location of the Black Moon in an astrology chart; see the Appendix of my book on the Black Moon in the Books tab to find your own shadow and then read about it in chapter 2), we start to process it. The thought doesn’t leave. It stalks us until we come out of denial about it. Even when someone fully rejects the information about their Black Moon, they can’t forget it. It starts working on them until they get it in the right light to see it. When we understand this important component of our consciousness (our shadow) we start to make friends with it and begin to see it for what it always was – an impediment that is based in irrationality and enormously exaggerated. When we are in denial about our shadow side, it grows. The act of denying energy really only energizes the thing being denied. Denial is active, even if it appears passive.

Something may transpire today that makes you want to hide or escape. Don’t judge this too fast. Like yesterday, we only get part of the story today. It’s a cliffhanger; the rest of the story comes another day.

Attempts to imprint the energy with hyper fears occur today and tomorrow. Tomorrow we will perform wise owl in the tree so get ready for that. If the gun gets jumped today, go to your tree and begin observation. Peer out from the safety of the limbs and the leaves. Witness.

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Indigenous Nationhood Movement & “Every Day Acts of Resurgence” with Jeff Corntassel

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Jeff Corntassel joined Indigenous Waves in the studio a couple of weeks ago to talk about identity, history, language, education, the Indigenous Nationhood Movement and asserting sovereignty and jurisdiction through “every day acts of resurgence”.

Jeff Corntassel is Tsalagi (Cherokee Nation) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1998. He is currently an Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor in the School of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria, which is located on Lekwungen and Wsanec homelands. Jeff was the first to represent the Cherokee Nation as a delegate to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Peoples and strives to honor his family and nation as a teacher, activist, and scholar.

Playlist:

Lena Recollet – Historical Landmark

Ode’min Kwe Singers – A.I.M. Song

Originally Aired Monday October 7, 2013

Photo Credit: corntassel.net

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Galactic Lightship Dreamflights: 12OCT2013

Thank you for posting this! This is very interesting. By setting your intention to dream with others you may have wonderful new dream experiences even if you do not recall connecting with others, or seeing spaceships etc. If this attracts you I suggest just being open to the experience of dreamwork rather than being concerned about exactly what happened (ie don’t get attached to expectations as dreamwork is very individual.) I just love it that we can explore these things and connect both here online and possibly also in our dreams; -)

Spirit Train Chronicles

You are invited to join the next Galactic Lightship Dreamflight this Saturday night (12 October 2013) during dreamtime.

All who have expressed their intent to join us will be teleported on board our fleet of Galactic Light Ships.You may express your intent to join a specific ship (all are welcome!). We will be meeting during dreamtime on Saturday night, but you do not need to “schedule” the time you are asleep, since you will be timeshifted to the appropriate “place” in time in order to join us. Passwords provided are intended to enhance intent, not to limit access.

Our Fleet includes the following ships

GLS Mothership OcaTAwa (Password “Center Spiral Wings Unity”)
GLS Aeterna (Password “Wings“)
GLS Algiz (Password “Center“)
GLS Blaze (Password “Helix“)
GLS Chimera (Password “Emanate”)
GLS Salcys
GLS Angelon
GLS Space Wave (Password “Unity”)
GLS Athabantian (Password “Radiate”; website: Up2the5th, Cosmic Paradigm)
GLS Aurora (Password…

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Get Used To Your New Skin

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Silent Winds of Change

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What this means is as more and more of your higherself comes down into your physical you’re going to have some weird energy things going on.  When this happens it’s rarely perfect.  There is a period of equalization.

The situation is, now you have two parts of you trying to occupy the same space, and although it will work out fine in a few months there may be some unusual energetic stiffness until both energy bodies can harmonize sufficiently.    Your higherself has to get comfortable being within you now.  Remember we said previously the energy that used to rush in from your crown chakra will move from above you to within you.  Believe me it sounds much easier than it really is for the physical body.  All your little cells are screaming (in a good way) trying to relax with this new source of energy living in the same…

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