Wanna Know About Climate Change?
by D. M. Urquidi
A reporter, bored with regular slow news gathering of incoming and outgoing celebrities at the airport, began to poke around, more or less, left to his own devices: like being inquisitive, curious and just plain bored.
With boredom, anything new or different becomes a dull day that can rapidly change into one much more interesting. It all happened long ago but still within the present 21st century.
But what was he seeing? Or hearing about? What made his dull life more interesting? Well, let us begin with some pretty dull stuff here.
Astronomy students in mamy university laboratoties, are using globes illustratng the rotation of the earth (as a tiny ball on a wire orbit, inside of a larger clear plastic sky. Constellations are printed on the outside of that firnament.
Before one can understand Climate Change, One must understand how the world works within its orbit. Now, if you think you cannot possibly understand such complicated stuff, please be assured, neither do I.
However, I do understand how a baseball thrown with a spin by an expert pitcher, will travel faster and farther than one just thrown with a normal pitch. Our Earth is just another ball with a faster spin. When could that have happened? Hasn’t the world always had a 365.25-day year? Really?
Meteorites are like grains of sand being blasted against a ping-pong ball. It has no affect on the ball. Because of its size, it could never change its original orbit nor can such orbit be changed.
So why is there a left
and a right view of Earth in this picture?
When and if, the Magnetic North is twisted to the left by 23.5 degrees, the north/south axis remains in the same position, even when it leans at an angle. The answer to the above problem is not mega-science!
It has been proven, the Sun can not move around our world, like the moon, it can only stay in one place. The Earth is located at a specific distance [circular orbit]. it can not be changed. It cannot create a different orbit, neither further away nor any closer to the sun.
Yet, the Earth as we know it, has a strange band around its Equator. The band extends from the Tropic of Cancer in the USA, all around the world and it ends in the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern area near Peru. follows araound the world, as Cancer did until both sides create a band which measures 47 degrees wide.
That means there are 23.5 degrees on both sides of the Equator, from Cancer in the North to Capsricorn in the South. Hence, it is really a path that follows the sun for 47 degrees each half a year.
North of the Equator, at the Tropic of Cabcder our Earth allows the sun seemingly to trundle along at 23.5 degrees to the Tropic of Capricorn before ouur earth allows the Sun to turn back towards the Tropic of Cancer. The way down consists of one half of a year and the way up takes just as much time, 26 weeks.
But did I not say that our Sun does not move? Why now say that it is moving from one side of the Equator to the other.?
You, the readers are right. Our Earth is not pierced by a wire as an demonstration globe in an astronomy laboratory. It is our Earth, spinning in one complete rotation-----every 24 hours-----upon each one of the 360 degrees of the orbit which our Earth follows as if it is a train wheel upon a circular railroad track.
So it is a very simple thing that happeeds to our Earth ages ago, and it is happening again----much more slowly----today.
It is well-known such a spin affects our climate so that winter in the North becomes Summer in the south.
Then six months later, when the sun seems to be marching back across those two barriers of Cancer and Capricorn, it gets hot and muggy in the [north of the Equator but cold and uncomfortable in the south.
Water drains-----no matter how narrow a hole in the south-----spins to the left, while in the northern lands, such water drainage spins to the right. In short, even our water has-----as whirlpools large and small-----made the weirdest flip-flop artistry in the world.
So why are we having a new flip-flop of weather changes? Tthis time it can be blamed upon those huge sledge hammers that can tolerate 2.8 million pounds of force per foot. [Please note that I have not said “per square foot.”]
Each time the mega-force is applied, it drives the sledge hammers deep into the ground, reverberating through the earth until is moves the edges of our tectonic plates.
Ice at the north and south poles begin to melt. Russa haad found frozen mammoths with fresh greens in their stomach a few dozen years ago but at that time, no one seemed to notice the changes in the weather was the reason the water of the river got warm enough to open the mud along the riber bank where they found the monster animals.
It was not until 2007 that there was any mention made of our current slide into another change in our 23.5 degree shift.
What is missing is the north south axis of the Earth as it spins in its constant and complete 24 hour turn-about. During the spin of the 24-ohour Earth, the moon shows only one face during every hour of the night during each year. In other words, the Moon itself, does not spin on its axis.
It seems to me that as the earth spins, it is facing the single face of the moon, with its normal night-time hours. However, we have Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Season has a different number of hours for each night of any season..
The Spring Equinox and the Autumn Solstice on October 31st were the dates allotted for each Spring and Autumn change of daylight hours.
The Longest day was June 21st and the longest night was December 21st once upon a time. Since then, We have changed Daylight Savings time by one week. Instead of October 31st, it is now November 6th.
That curious reporter mentioned at the beginning of this article, bored with regulat news of reporting snowbird” celebrities”----incoming and outgoing,-----began to poke aroud the airport where he was, more or less, left to his own devices: like being inquisitive, curious and just plain bored.
With boredom, anything a little different changes a dull day into one much more exciting. He had found some maintenance men at the airport carrying buckets of paint out to the runways. He asked the purpose of carrying paint to the end of the runways were no buildings existed.
Their answer was “It was necessary to change the azimuth coordinates at the incoming runways by 10 degrees.” His article got published the next day as the web version. Later in the day, a comment was made by a reader:
[That is nothing new] “We have been doing the same thing in the USAF since 1982.”
The cause may be the 2.8 million pounds of pressure on those huge sledgehammers not damaged by the fires of the fuel discharge of space shuttles, which were new in 1963.
But what about the rising seas?
The cause can’t be because of the Tectonic Plate movements, or can it? It is doubtful is the Plate movements would interfere with the amount of water rising, even when the glaciers are calving. They are melting more quickly. Yes, a large resounding YES.
But if the world had shifted to the east more than 10 degrees up to 2016 [today’s approximation] then the Arctic and the Antarctica would be in a position to be abnormally warm, even in their frozen states.
Not so long ago it has been reported that the tundra in Alaska was getting less frozen and the trees were starrting to lean in all directions. The frozen qualities of the tundra were not lost. Even the oldest trees that had deeper roots could not stand up straight any more.
Does that mean that water from the tundras are filling up the oceans and helping to push the glaciers out into the seas. No. There is another reason. Fotr that we can go to a small propsed tourist spot in Mexico near Tapachula, in the state of Chiapas near the Guatemala border.
It was in 24 years ago, when I was teaching English in Tapachula. An older student who had graduated took the 1982 teachers to the beach where she used to live.
The area, according the the graduate, once had a marvelously wide beach, so some entrepenuers decided that a small inland cove could be doug out and a pair of jettiess put out to sea so give small launches from large cruise ships could bring much needed money to the natives who lived along the estuaries.
A wide road with modern street lights had been built to the cove for extra supplies to be delivered when needed. And a busload of passengers would pay for a trip to a lecture about the Izapa mouments nearby.
The woman, our guide to the cove, stopped at a small broken brick corner of a house that had been destroyed by the sea. She explained that when she was a small child, that corner piece had once been her parents house near the newly built road.
They had once lived far beck from the shore of the Pacific Ocean and believed that there would not be any problem living that far back. Many native reed homes had been there for many years Everything was peacful and idyllic during those early years of her life playing in the Pacific Ocean.
As we walked along the road, the rusted modern lamp lights were seen to be in very bad condition. A bit further along, we saw a small row of boulders in the water in front of a destroyed section of the road we were walking upon.
Not too far ahead was the dug out cove with the didreging boat moored on the opposite side of the cove. Since if was still only a short few weeks after a major hurricane the small reed restaurants were still filled with sand up to and over the tables put out for clients.
A clean white toilet bowl and tank was laying on our side of the cove next to parts of the brick walled rest area, now in many pieces, half buried in the sand.
We could see two jetties as the entrance to the cove, which reached out to sea. The explanation given was that the jetties caused the beach to erode all the way across that glorious beach, It not only swept into the cove covering the reed restaurants, but it also destroyed the road we had just past over AND the house our guide used to live in.
The water of the ocean hit the jetties until it turned inself against the beaches and literally ate away the sand where people enjoyed a picnic during the hot summer and winter nights.
Later a hurricane hit Miami Beach in Florida. I was living in Austin Texas by that time, and I was shocked to hear that the Eden Rock and its companion hotel, next door: the Flountainbeau had to evacuate its clientel because the water of the Atlantic Ocean came through the lobbies of both posh hotels.
In Miami proper, Flagler Street was also flooded to knee depths forcing shopkeepers to close their store fronts. What was happening was that on the Beach front, each hotel along the strip decided to privatize their beah fronts by putting fended jetties that not only closed off the beach from stray swimmers.
The fencing also jutted out into the water to ensure that the beach and cabana areas, would not interfere with its neighboring hotel services.
The jetties that reached into the sea, instead of protecting those private beaches, cleaned out the samd as the seawater crept up to the hotel doors. I never heard if the seawater entered those private pools near the beach entrances from the hotels.
But I did find out that many more jetties were built for such hotels which had been built close enough to each other near prime beach fronts, like in Atlantic City and other areas along the Atlantic Ocean with effects similar to that which I saw at the Mexican proposed tourist area near Tapachula.
It was not the ocean water rising at that time, nor is it now. It is the misappropriate of levees and ocean jetties that are upsetting the balance of river and sea waters self-adjusting capabilieis.
What was once prime tourist beaches were literally wiped out by the corialis effect of the sea that entered constricted area between privacy jetties between hotels and other private properties.