The Planetary Weather Report

We consult weather reports as we plan our activities. Why aren’t we listening to the Planet Change warnings regarding our future?

In 2006 Al Gore won awards for his environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Ten years later he followed it up with An Inconvenient Truth Then and Now, which was shown and discussed around the world as An Inconvenient Sequal – Truth to Power. There were many who took this information seriously, and they are now working behind the scenes.

Recently the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration prepared a Climate Time Machine measuring the vital signs of the planet.  This agency has also provided updates for the five major regions of the U.S.A.  Snippets of this critical material is presented here to remind Americans how they will be affected if they wait too long to address these problems.

“Northeast. Heat waves, heavy downpours and sea level rise pose growing challenges to many aspects of life in the Northeast. Infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries and ecosystems will be increasingly compromised. Many states and cities are beginning to incorporate climate change into their planning.”

Northwest. Changes in the timing of streamflow reduce water supplies for competing demands. Sea level rise, erosion, inundation, risks to infrastructure and increasing ocean acidity pose major threats. Increasing wildfire, insect outbreaks and tree diseases are causing widespread tree die-off.

Southeast. Sea level rise poses widespread and continuing threats to the region’s economy and environment. Extreme heat will affect health, energy, agriculture and more. Decreased water availability will have economic and environmental impacts.

Midwest. Extreme heat, heavy downpours and flooding will affect infrastructure, health, agriculture, forestry, transportation, air and water quality, and more. Climate change will also exacerbate a range of risks to the Great Lakes.

“Southwest. Increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks, all linked to climate change, have increased wildfires. Declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding and erosion in coastal areas are additional concerns.”

Last week the United Nations released its fifth Global Change Report. Here is a summary: “There is alarming evidence that important tipping points, leading to irreversible changes in major ecosystems and the planetary climate system, may already have been reached or passed. Ecosystems as diverse as the Amazon rain forest and the Arctic tundra, may be approaching thresholds of dramatic change through warming and drying. Mountain glaciers are in alarming retreat and the downstream effects of reduced water supply in the driest months will have repercussions that transcend generations.

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The Dayology signature of an event determines the manner in which it unfolds and is received. This U.N. report was released on a Sunday in the zodiac sign of Libra. The ecology of our planet is being altered by the neglect of mankind and becoming dangerous to all forms of life. The attempts to warn the population of this danger are not addressed with action.

Sunday is a great day for an important announcement. Much of the world population is attending religious observances or taking it easy. The slowdown of the activities of commerce and communication provides a space where this dire news could be taken in.  And if there was one day of the week, in which taking the high ground is preferable, it is is Sunday.

Libra is the sign of cooperation, balance and legislation. The symbol of Libra is a pair of scales which shifts according the situation. While our ecological situation is moving out-of balance, the right efforts could swing it back into an equilibrium allowing planetary life to flourish. This effort would require a real shift in our viewpoint and the establishment of new habits.

The #07 Signature is very powerful but it does not indicate authoritarian control through a vertical structure. It operates more individually in a horizontal manner, group to group and person to person.  To solve our ecolog.ical problems the citizens of this world must join forces and pressure their national governments to support the necessary action