Well, I’m still skeptical that warming would increase weather extremes but think it would enhance rainfall and lead to more flooding. My reasoning, the polar regions heat up a lot but tropical regions temps remain about the same. That reduces the temperature gradient which would reduce energy available for severe storms to form. But I don’t think CO2 is causing the warming. It’s a trace gas, only 0.04 percent of the atmosphere. Something else bigger is going on that’s warming the climate. Anyway I really enjoy your website. You probably have the best spiritual messages out of all thy psychics online. Have a happy new year. Joel
First of all, thank you very much for your good wishes for the new year, and may you truly be blessed by God during this next year. Also, thank you for contributing to the discussion on the blog.
Now, you did not request this, but I would like to try to mention some information which could offer some thoughts on the climate. I offer it as an effort only to give a simplified and much condensed perspective of some of the forces influencing climate and weather.
You’re right to think there are also other deeper forces at work with regards to climate change. By itself, CO2 build up wouldn’t cause changes if the CO2 stayed in one place. But, what CO2 does (plus many other factors) is throw off the balance of atmospheric pressure by the CO2 molecules’ activity generated by sunlight in the atmosphere. Greater heat (CO2 activity) creates greater pressure from greater total molecular activity, like heating the air in a hot air balloon causes the balloon to expand (expansion is an increasing of the molecular activity that happens). The heated air molecules are vastly more active pushing against each other creating that higher pressure (more active than non-heated air molecules).
Greater pressure builds up in certain areas. This pressure pushes on the atmosphere (up, down and sideways) creating more activity in the atmosphere. More activity in the atmosphere causes different patterns of atmospheric behavior than has been the usual atmospheric behavior in a particular area. More pressure creates stronger atmospheric forces pushing on the atmosphere, which cause changes in how the normal weather behaved around the planet. To use the balloon metaphor, as the balloon expands, it pushes the outside air outwardly like ripples in a lake when a boat is set down upon the water.
This means there are more planetary high pressure zones sometimes keeping low pressure zones from moving into an area- low pressure zones being that which helps bring rain – therefore an area has more droughts and heat buildup. This also means the higher molecular (air) activity of the high pressure atmosphere both pulls (yes, “pulls”) and pushes on the colder arctic air sending it further into previously non-arctic regions thus bringing temperatures lower further than they have been in usually hot regions.
It is the stronger of the pressure areas in the atmosphere that push and pull the most throughout the planet or put another way, the hotter of the pressure areas in the atmosphere that push and pull the most throughout the planet. Heat is building up in the arctic regions as well as other regions and therefore pushing the changed atmosphere out of the normal patterns – like coloring outside the lines in a coloring book.
What I mentioned before in other articles is something you hit upon in your previous comment – plants – namely trees. If humanity planted billions, billions and more billions of trees – instead of cutting down billions and billions of trees, we’d have a reversing force helping to make rebalancing happen, with a normalization happen in the atmosphere.
One of the other many factors which I alluded to at the beginning of this article and in the past is that as trees are cut down, the soil/land/dirt is exposed to the sun heating up the soil. Soil does not hold heat like trees hold/absorb heat, and so the sun heated soil allows greater heat to escape into the atmosphere at night – that’s why deserts are cold at night. Unfortunately, as more and more land is made desert-like by cutting down trees, more and more soil-born heat rises into the atmosphere, fewer trees utilize the CO2 and the “warming” process continues.
Again, this is by no means all the forces that are active in this process. This is only a simplified and much condensed explanation of some of the forces happening.
“Imagine a world where no science existed. On our planet, that world existed during ‘cave-man’ days. Imagine a world where no religion or spirituality existed. On our planet, that has been attempted in a few communist countries. Now, imagine a world where both science and religion/spirituality existed, even sometimes in conflict. This is the world we live in.
Both science and spirituality either serve humanity or harm humanity – determined by the heart of the person who chooses.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2009-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)