To fundamental Christians and non-fundamental Christians, Jesus of Nazareth is seen as Jesus Christ, Savior and Son of God. His mother is Mary. The story of Fatima is related to His mother Mary. She transcends every custom, race, creed, color and culture.
The story of Fatima contains some pretty peculiar and unfathomable aspects, including an event witnessed by over 70,000 people, a multitude greater than what can squeeze into a basketball size auditorium, including the Staple Center of the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers or any other pro-ball club.
For a majority of Roman Catholics, the Mother of Jesus Christ holds special powers of divinity, due to the fact that She is, many believe, above all earthly mothers, because She is the only mother of Jesus Christ. This does not take away from the belief in the Holy Trinity, inherently God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Keep in mind, all things connected with Fatima are not to show veneration to Blessed Mary above God---If one thinks that, one is intellectually missing the entire pointThe study of climate change has long been evenly divided between long evolutionary benchmarks and catastrophic benchmarks. However, scientific discoveries of the last 20-40 odd years make it imperative to know that enormous, drastic change is possible, and it seems our own climate is bent on a short-term oscillation. You will see chronicled some extraordinary stories in Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets.
Nor is it a demonstration of old, past outmoded positions! Since when does God’s love and His Mother’s love for us, become outmoded? To fundamental Catholics, Mary can be prayed to for assistance and intercession to God. She is also known in Catholicism as the Blessed Mother, Most Holy Virgin, Queen of Heaven, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdesall one in the same to Catholics.
Many fundamental Christians do not ascribe that Mary can be titled Mary Most Holy Virgin, MHV. Like a spinning Dutch windmill, for as long as one can remember, neither side can be convinced that the other side is right. But, let us discern the debate of a lady with numerous titles. As I am no reverend, lacking the education of ministry that all preachers must learn, I would be remiss to write a report on the Lady with numerous titles; there has been at least 700 apparitions of Mary in the last century, beginning in 1900only 8 have been approved by the Catholic Church in terms of a supernatural explanation; one is Fatima y el tercer secreto de Fatima.
However, there was an important episode dating back to 1917 that was witnessed by non-Catholics, agnostics, atheists, die-hard Protestants and Catholics, that is undeniable in history. That is the fulcrum of my study and how it interrelates to our contemporary history.
The above photograph is real. The 5 aurora photographs included in this section are part of history. These photographs, shot over quite a distance and just a few that were taken by many people, show a rare display in the heavens, March 30/31, 2001, the night the skies were painted. Notwithstanding, not one photo is retouched in Photoshop. If you lived in cities like NYC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Detroit, your skies were not clear; that was unfortunate for you. The second photo is from New Zealand, taken by Professor Petrich, an eyewitness who remembers it well.
What you are about to read is astonishing and disturbing. at you are about to read is astonishing and disturbing.
This is not imagination. It is serious. This is the first time it is all made public, and it is unique.
Not so many years ago, I discovered the words of a very learned man: theologian, multi-linguist, archeologist, exorcist, and author, one revered and respected by both Catholic and non-Catholic alike. Not every day do you meet such a man.
His teachings were not accepted by everyone, but he helped everybody understand the story of Fatima, and how it was an actual event. His name is Rev. Malachi Martin. Rev. Martin led a remarkable life, being a man of the cloth for over 50 years and encompassing the turbulent wave of change that flowed from the 1960s.
Bishop da Silva seen in color.
His Catholic Church was swept by fundamental change in that decade. Since I am not here to promote the history of Catholicism, I won’t go into that; you have other authors for that.
Yet, within that change began a slow about-face on the story of Fatima.
By the time you get to 2000, both the head of the Congregation of the Faith and the Secretary of Statetwo head honchos of the Catholic Church, if not the most powerful and influential persons in Rome after the Popeissued a writing that Fatima belongs to the last century, and made a testament to the world by naming only one Catholic reverend in their summation of Fatima in 2000he, of all things, was a man who called Fatima an imaginative invention in the minds of the three seers who originally saw it in 1917. No other man of the cloth is mentioned in their special proclamation of 2000.
But, Malachi Martin, who had died July, 1999, and who was given the rarest of opportunities to become intimately involved with Fatima, never took such a road, which brings up the question of how important is this story of Fatima?
The origin is covered in detail in my book Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets
#1 Fatima occurred a very long time ago, before many of you were born.
#2 It is the story of a series of apparitions, the first one occurring on May 13, 1917.
#3 The most important said event took place as the last apparition on Oct 13, 1917.
#4 It involved an event witnessed by over 70,000 human beings of various faiths and beliefs, scientists and nonscientists, conservatives and liberal thinkers, religious and anti-religious, and after it happened was so great and scary, every newspaper reporter who covered the event felt compelled to write about it, be they Catholic or not, including the London Times.
It had rained the entire night and morning, but when it was over on that October 13th, the people who were there had no logical earthly scientific explanation why everything was dry.
According to eyewitness Lucia dos Santos, the Blessed Mother outstretched her hand upward, and the Sun danced. When it was over, everybody’s clothes were dry, your shoes and shoelaces, dresses, caps and capes, every leaf and blade of grass was dry. The mud was gone. Everything was dry as if by magic. If you want to get really religious, a Rev. Joseph de St. Marie said it is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. ie. it is an apocalyptic sign. The event---as a student of history---cannot be denied and reinforces it was a dramatic historical event of profoundness. Why did it happen, we are left with the question?
It was as if someone was trying to tell us something that a profound event of miraculous origin had to be shown to make sure there would be no mistake that it did not occur. To prevent future historians from saying it could not and did not happen.
So what is it’s significance?
Part of the message involves a spreading of evil, a semi-nocturnal combat filled with explosive time-delays and booby-traps, it is the old gig of the combat scenarios between the forces of good and evil, except, that to loose means it turns into a real individual thing, it is not a happening of a far-away lullaby land from the voice of an ancient.
It is one as real as that human occurrence of October 13, 1917.
If you loose, you cut your soul from God, forever. It is as they say an eternal damnation.
From the time of its inception to its finality, the Miracle of the Sun, that power which came from God, in less than 12 minutes was over.
But, the semi-nocturnal combat is still going on. That it occurred is undeniable, and it has more to do with whether you call Mary the Blessed Mother or not.
It goes beyond mere mortal beliefs, for even the anticlerical atheist reporters who were there and witnessed it first-hand called it beyond the laws of nature.
#5 From that year onward, the entire world has heard the term the Third Secret of Fatima. As time passes, however, it is gradually filtering into oblivion, particularly with the young.
Have you ever taken a trip by sea? Life at sea is very different from life in a big city or a farm. When at sea, you always have a lookout. That can come in the guise of a person or something electronic, like radar. Moreover, no captain worth his salt would ever set sail without posting lookouts and without lifeboats or lifejackets.
I think it is always a good idea to have a lookout of some sort to keep an eye for unknown things approaching. One such person is Rev. Martin. He foretold of what lay ahead, involving life on this earth, the priesthood and the Catholic religion, signs in the sky, and two words that start with an a. Antichrist and apostasy. Another man connected to Fatima, comes from a totally different area, a man named Maj. Ed Dames, a Catholic. I know many of you do not know who Maj. Dames is nor what he said about the 3rd Secret of Fatima, North Korea in 1998, strong powerful winds, and a lurking planetary object. People who never heard of Coast To Coast AM have no idea. Maj. Dames? Fatima? Malachi Martin? David Booth? Art Bell? Catholicism? An anti-christ...
During WW II, historians sometimes had to work with military intelligence/code-breaking. During the course of my intense research involving Fatima, I had to quietly track stories that seemed unrelated and secretive.
For decades, concerning Fatima: A) People worldwide in connection with that apparition of mysterious powers and origin have heard that 3 secrets were given by the Lady. She had appeared to 3 children and gave them 3 secrets, one of which involved the appearance of strange lights that were to be seen before “another” great war. Needless to say, that great war was the Second World War. B) The lights appeared in 1938, about one and a half years before the start of WW II.
Do you worry that history can be repeated and that it could be repeated in your neck of the woods? [Unless we want to worry ourselves to death, that should not be the case.]
Incidentally, please paste these 3 historical years inside your head. The eclipse of August 11, 1999. A solar disturbance of March 2001 which formed a leading candidate for another appearance of unusual lights before another world war was prophesied; it brought unprecedented solar displays that went beyond normal displays. And, the sacrilegious date of May 5, 2004, when the worship of pagan gods in the famous Fatima Shrine in Portugal was shown allowing the Fatima Shrine to be desecrated.
They are time markers.
Most of us grew up in a time when people believed a climate change could take place over a long period of time, with ideas reflecting Earth’s changes over millions or thousands of years. But, we are now witnessing a change of climate, wherever we may live, that disrupts the familiar cycles we have come to know.
Perhaps the change is beyond the narrow band of science and is part of something bigger. Others will connote an argument. Nevertheless, this phase we are in concerning the degradation of the weather/climate alongside with the unusual behavior of the Sun brings history that is sure to intimidate you if I were to reveal everything here.
Take note. We are talking about contemporary history.
Please notice, I am not saying there are people who are telling you the exact time and day of things to come. In the Christian Bible, Jesus himself has said no man knows when the hour shall come. But, also, it is stated in the Bible that we should be prepared and that we should expect signs. Scholars of the Bible invariably have told us what to look for, which we shall get into later.
In terms of change, it is to come, for the betterment of men (man).
Oddly enough, this same conceptbettermentis also seen in other beliefs, ranging from the Mayan prophecies to the Hopi prophecies.
About 1000 years ago, many awaited the “Second Coming” or the end of the world; it never materialized.
The story of Fatima is not connected to the year AD 1000. It is not connected to the end of the world scenario where everybody dies, unconnected to the Grand Inquisition, to witches, burning at the stake, Protestant Reformation or the Crusades.
It is, according to Rev. Martin, connected to the demise of the Roman Catholic Church, novel signs in the sky, terrible punishment unlike things we have ever seen, and the auspicious rise of the Antichrist.
The latter concept is not new.
In a private letter from Nostradamus to Henri II, dated June 27, 1558, it was written when this anti-christ would appear, envisioned to arrive when “an eclipse of the Sun, more obscure and tenebrose than has ever been seen since the creation of the world, except the eclipse after the death and passion of Jesus Christ” occurs.
It is remarkable but, the eclipse of August 11, 1999, fits that description perfectly. He also wrote that just prior to the 3rd Antichrist’s arrival, there shall be someone from the “50th degree (of latitude) who will renovate the entire Christian Church.” Only two popes have hailed from the 50th deg, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, formerly Cardinal Ratzinger.
Hitler and Napoleon lived as terrible Antichrists in the world, among other lesser ones. An axiom of the 3rd Antichrist is his hatred and loathe for Christianity. And unless you are blind, the Catholic Church, as led by Rome, has been dwindling in most industrialized so-called advanced countries in terms of priests, nuns, the practice of Sunday worship and the faith.
It stings, to some, to recite the following:
in 1965, there were 126,000 adult baptisms; in 2002 it plummeted to 80,000. The Franciscan Order had 2,251 seminarians in 1965; in 2000, only 60.
There were 10,503 parochial schools in America in 1965 with about 4.5 million students---in 2002, the numbers are 6,623 and 1.9 million, respectively.
In 1958, about 74% of Catholics in the U.S. attended Sunday mass---now, it is 25%.
In 1975, three years before John Paul II became Pope, there existed 58,909 priests in America. In 2000, it dropped to 45,713 even though the population has skyrocket. Quietly, the number of Catholic sisters have shrunken in like fashion. Once, there were 180,000 sisters in Catholic parochial schools in 1965 (backbone of education and health systems.) It fell to 103,269 in 1990, and down to 75,000 in 2002, with an average age of 68. The Catholic Times of London heralded on March 5, 2000, that the little seed which Pope John XXIII planted under the auspices of the Second Vatican Council has become a “tree which has spread its majestic and mighty branches over the vineyard of the Lord.” Has the Catholic Church really become that majestic since 1965? On top of that, many so-called Catholics know next to nothing about the complete story of Fatima and the miracle of the Sun. SO many people do not see its relevance.
On May 3, 2007, in a most recent interview with George Noory on Coast To Coast AM, David Booth, a relative of Sister Lucia, stated that when she died, all the things relative to the End Times (Revelation) ensue; such as the breaking apart of seven seals, according to the interpretation. A lot of people do not understand the reign of the Antichrist, and how it will come out in the open and enter the world-stage in full brightness during the era of Terrorism. The 3rd Antichrist is here, but has not commenced his big public climb. That is due during the turmoil of the Seventh Seal and something that is just as terrible that involves the United States, the unthinkable may happen to America, it is invaded.
ill cure anyone who sees it. Every place in the world where the Blessed Mother Mary had appeared, a pillar of fire will appear.
For decades, especially those who were born before 1970, people knew of some relevance in a round about manner, by either being taught a portion of it by religious nuns, priests or by family members. If they read `anything about it, it did not include Dames, Wingate, Martin or Booth.
But, most family members of that era are gone, and what was once taught is neglected. And, what is historically new, is not even mentioned.
The Anti-Prophet, who is the Anti-Pope, will work very hard to denounce all this and call it heresy. He will discard the importance of Fatima. From Europe, he will denounce anything Fatimish or connected to Garabandal and see that they are “passed over”. The Anti-Pope retreats into the Vatican, where he will be guarded by his internal security. Who this Anti-Pope is I am not sure. It gets even more complicated.
To use the words of the Marian scholar and holy person Mother Mary Angelica, the messages of Our Lady of Fatima are very definite. Three secrets were imparted in 1917, and a miracle occurred in which the Sun made brisk movements, whirled, and dried the rain-soaked multitudes of above 70,000 in number. Atheists and Christian alike were eyewitnesses.
The Blessed Lady revealed the reason for this perturbation. The reason was that humanity had to change its ways. It was more than mere awareness of good vs. evil.
The first two secrets involved a vision of hell and the coming of an all-pervasive terrible world war, aka WW II.
The third part lies ahead. What this Third Part is there is no specific, single answer, but it seems Heaven has arranged a series of lookouts.
On various occasions, Dames has talked about an outside planetoid that passes by Earth. Amazingly, he went on the air on the program Feet To The Fire, hosted by James Arthur Jancik, on December 18, 2005, and just before the final segment of the interview ended, he carefully announced among the creatures of the night a magnificent interpretation of the Fatima Secret. It was something he had never said publicly before.
Basically, it is a hidden revelation of deep concern which he had never said before anywhere in the whole world.
It involved a remote viewing project independent of Sister Lucia, undertaken many years before he had ever heard of David Booth, George Noory, or Garabandal. To believe it, may even intrude on your beliefs. Whatever various predispositions you may have about the apparition of Fatima, we ask that you keep an open mind.
Dames went on record, and stated the Third Secret of Fatima “deals with this passing space body...that grazes earth’s atmosphere and it causes a cataclysm. And, the results of that are the deaths of very many human beings, period.”
He had never revealed this before in any of the years he had appeared on Coast To Coast AM AND, NEVER DONE SINCE. Perhaps, it was a slip of the tongue, but it is chilling.
Today, there is a shrine at Fatima, which is in Portugal. A stone’s throw away is the austere carmelite convent of Sister Lucia, at Coimbra. They say when terrible chastisements happen, Fatima will be protected, so too Garabandal. The Fatima Shrine is a place of prayer and a center of world devotion. There is a huge basilica there; actually two. There is also a hostel for the sick.
Mel Gibson and his wife met Sister Lucia (dateline Jan 2005)
The shrine is a holy place for Catholics, with the entrance featuring a mosaic handcrafted by Vatican artisans depicting the Holy Trinity crowning Our Lady. The shrine was requested by The Blessed Mother in 1917. Fourteen side altars of the basilica represent the 14 mysteries of the rosary, while the 15th is depicted on the vault of the chancery.
There is a great giant gilded bronze statue representing Jesus Christ in the center of the Shrine, representing the central importance of the person of Jesus in the message of Fatima.
The Mother of God, it must be repeated over and over, does not desire to be worshipped as a god. A crucial message of Fatima is to become closer to Jesus, an inexhaustible source of love and mercy.
Shortly after the interview of October 6th, Sister Lucia goes into the hospital, and never gets well. And, shortly after Mr. Booth goes public with this message, he gets a heart attack. Whether outside parties got involved, I do not know. Lucia, the last of the three visionaries who saw and spoke with the Blessed Mother, died on Sunday, February 13, 2005, at 5:25 pm. She passed away in her cloistered convent at 97, about a month short of her 98th birthday.
The night before, she received a fax from Pope John Paul II and was so taken by the specialness, she seemed to have recovered her strength and “her little eyes were illuminated” so declared her nephew Salesian priest Jose dos Santos Valinho, who was there.
Sister Lucia spoke of Fatima in her 4 published memoirs, but never was allowed to reveal the “3rd” Secret publicly. The Vatican issued a Fatima module June of 2000 that not only made an attempt to explain the 3rd Secret, but cited a university scholar Rev. Dhanis who did not believe in the three children of Fatima and what they stood for. It was the only Fatima source the Vatican cited in the module of 2000 for religious reference.
The Third Secret of Fatima was first penned by Sister Lucia in 1944.
Francisco and Jacinta Marto, the two cousins of Lucia, were beautified on May 13, 2000, and on May 13, 2017 were canonized. There exists more to historically review than is possible in this short report, however, may I suggest to please pick up a copy of my latest book that reveals the story of Fatima and Lucia, which means light or the light of dawn, if you have not read it, yet.
We are at the point that if what David says is right is coming down in the near future, and the perspective is bleak. Nevertheless, there are many of the opinion it is part of a great impending purification.
George Noory asked Father Wingate on September 23, 2004, during another Coast To Coast show his opinion about David Booth. Wingate could not say much because he knew very little about it. He related a story about Wingate’s theologian who just a few weeks before had also went to Portugal. He had no appointment or special permission from any big shot, but when he got to Coimbra he had at least planned to hand a letter to be given to Sister Lucia. Wingate stated he believes Sister Lucia is given some special intuition on who wants to see her, and when God wants her to see somebody there is a way. Wingate’s theologian was allowed to see the nun, and even better got to converse with her for over an hour. And, with that being said, nothing is impossible. He also said his theologian had met David and was told nothing.
The most distinct series of messages are certainly provided by Rev. Wingate and Mr. Booth. They seem to have messages of doom and gloom by themselves but, that is not the most noteworthy. The transfiguration of information, symbolic or not, matches many things that pertain to other messengers.
Wingate’s and Booth’s messages resemble data points that Dames and Morton cite---Sean Morton is also represented in my book. They are irrespective of each other. That is most disconcerting. What is also disconcerting is that certain things Wingate and Booth mention are in reference to many things said in Fatima and Garabandal. Until now, all these warnings and messages have never been tied together before, in any media. But, they are in my history book.
This is For you
In the octaves of religions, Christianity is one of the principal religions of this world. Why would Fatima involve everybody?
You may find it hard to believe we connect TRV (Technical Remote Viewing) as an aid in deciphering things associated with Fatima.
Technical Remote Viewing reveals things about the weather that will send chills up your spine, and which was initially maneuvered out of the hidden pages of history--in the 1990s--because of one of its training officers, a Major Edward Dames. He was the one who said watch out for 2004, because it will be known as the year of winds. On May 22, 2004, a large monster twister, a 2.5 mile-wide F-4, hit Hallam, Nebraska. There are more events that are found documented in the new ebook. We are right now in the process of finalizing it.
No matter what kind of a job you are in or daily chore you have to do, the weather affects you.
go to Climate
go to Futurists
go to WW II section
In early May of 2005, Professor Peter Wadhams addressed his colleagues at the European
Geosciences Union in Vienna that the Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation
was in abnormal mode. See
www.earthfiles, May 11, 2005.
In 1998, the world spent more money to combat weather-related disasters than all of the 1980s put together, AND
the world began to notice disasters.
July 8, 1999, a 100-year flood causes over $20 billion in destructive damages.
January 2000, from this point for the next five years in
a row, people in the East
feel fantastic winter freezing temperatures.
89,079 fires burn 3.57 million acres in 2001 across the U.S.
Feb 15, 2002, freak bursts of winds trounce everything from Pharump, Nevada,
across Utah and into Colorado. Unreported in the mainstream news.
The intense heat wave of 2003 kills over 70,000 people including
15,000 in the country of France. Blackouts affect over 114 million
The combined effect of a 9.1 earthquake and tsunami, caused by
the snap of the earth’s crust (Burma and Indian plates) kills over
240,000 people in Indonesia, India and Africa on December 26, 2004.
Before the Indonesian disaster, only 3 quakes in the past 100 years were of magnitude 9.0 or higher: Alaska in 1964 (9.2), Chile in 1960 (9.5) and Kamchatka in 1952 (9.0).
Dr. Greg Forbes, The Weather Channel Severe Weather Expert, May 28, 2004:
“We really can’t predict now--or determine now--from year to year why there are more variations in tornado counts within the United States.”
So as people argue the merits and truth of the term global warming, our weather has indeed become challenging. -- various timeframes are important; for example a baseball game at Wrigley Field 2008, in rip roaring Chicago, or a baseball collegiate World Series in 2011. (You young people with videos. Keep’em posted. We need you all; and you don’t have to be a techie to do it.)
The climate has the potential to become unstable; events like tidal waves, heat waves, gigantic winds; turbulences are but a microcosm of the story. Some of you are acquainted with a secret $100,000 Pentagon report and some of you are not. This strange 22-page report begins with: “the purpose of this report is to imagine the unthinkable.” Whether you like it or not, whether you have a seared conscience to global warming or not, the urgent rise of global temperatures is not make-believe.
Whether you think we are in a cycle or notwho is to blame for the changing climate, learn about the facts in Alert: For The Times. The weather is driven by ocean currents, atmosphere and their agents of change such as surprising howling winds July 19th, and dust storms.
People forget, the last time we underwent phenomenal climate change happened at the last ice age. But, could it be possible today? The two most prominent meteorologists and climatologists in the Western world bounced around a rare pronouncement in December of 1999: we must deal with climate change of the entire world.
In 2002, the National Academics of Sciences issued a study Abrupt Climate Change’s Inevitable Surprises, a $100,000 Pentagon report.
“The first known hurricane to form in the South Atlantic, off the coast of Brazil, has puzzled forecasters how the storm came to be....
No hurricanes have been spotted in the South Atlantic since satellites began tracking all of that back in the 1960s. It has never happened, folks. You see, hurricanes don’t form there. Hurricanes form off the African continent and drift, toward us.”
Art Bell, March 27, 2004, on Coast To Coast AM describing a most peculiar hurricane.
The hurricane was also predicted by another person who is featured in the research, Reverend Andrew Wingate, before it happened.
Here is the story: On Friday, March 26, storm cells were centered 345 miles east off the coast of Brazil. Before it had struck, Brazilian scientists were telling the world that it was impossible that what was approaching was a hurricane.
On March 28, it hit land as a hurricane, complete with spawning tornadoes. Normally, hurricanes form above the Equator in this part of the world and do not transfer below the Equator. Mystic Wingate predicted this hurricane months before it occured, and I have it documented.
The reader will find numerous forewarnings of modern climate, marking examples that are too unbelievable to be construed as mere meteorological coincidences. Forewarnings in this book come from both the real scientists, and, from the nonscientific world of Fr Malachi Martin, Conchita Gonzalez, Father Andrew Wingate, and Major Ed Dames and his past world of military intelligence. . .futurists relatively known, but until now, never before revealed together in one book.
For the record, Alert: For The Times is not a quasi-religious book, nor do we advance one faith over another. Nor, does the author wish to make this a doomsday book. Mr. Valentine decided to augment the facts with profound messages about the rapidly changing global environment, covering history, science, and predictions, including Fatima and the Third Secret.
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The great Nostradamus is mentioned because he purveys the noctographic world of the papacy and the Catholic Church, in addition to climate. One thing about this great French seer: he named Hitler as the Second antiChrist. [There are parts in the new ebook with rare photographs from the 1930s never revealed in English, rare documents from the Nazi German era. They have been reproduced for readers who purchase the book, and form a beautiful addition for anyone who likes history. These photographs are in rare color.]
The chicanery and crookedness of financial institutions was incredible, as that is also touched upon in the informative book Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets, too.
Since when do fierce winds in the neighborhood of 90-110 miles an hour hit big cities? Those types of events were once quite rare
What is behind all this?
Naturally, different places affect different people. But, go ahead and talk to old-timers. They do not need PhD’s to notice the difference. Global warming partially touches the story, incidentally. However, how partial is partial? 20%? 95%? 1%? 8.9%?
But, let’s not kid ourselves. The difficulty of measuring the future is a heartache. If your perspective in life follows the “who cares?” approach, that all ideas are by someone out to make money, that the weather and climate is the same as when you were a kid, then this book is not for you. Nothing will help you. Be content to read the comics, who is shooting who and once in a while hear the weather reports in bits and pieces. Tough luck.
For the rest of you, we are reminded that our earth is part of a larger cosmos.
Back 114 years ago, we had an earth population of 1.6 billion. There was no age of plastics or age of instant this or instant that. The population of six billion constitutes our age of today, and even though we are bombarded by instantaneous coverage of news, the average city slicker knows very little about his/her environment.
I am not going to preach to you. That is not my job. You have a whole litany of people to do that, from civic leaders and government officials, from saints and ministers, to teachers and scientists, and parents who think they are scientists and know everything. My job is to be an historian.
Although some of the mysteries in this book were discovered by listening to a radio program called Coast To Coast AM, many scientists agree. [Please note, the following is a tribute to Art Bell; in case you never heard of him or Coast To Coast AM.
You are in for a treat.
These audio-videos are educational. Moreover, if after 2-3 movies are played, and your computer may quit, it might be because you do not have enough RAM. Do not be deterred. These are really cool, cool educational videos. Just reload. Despite my resources, I have tried to include all the news channels to be balanced and fair.
I hope you see them.
Presented are a couple of news clips dealing specifically with 1) the topic of weather 2) the violence of it 3) and the involvement of the news media. They are in English and French.
Pay attention to the message. It is in the form of two clear messages. The weather-happening is akin to some form of wild exaggeration. But, unless events are presented, a modern techno-oriented society may say it is all exaggeration. AND, even with computers and PhD’s, scientists cannot pinpoint when it starts, and in some cases, the arrival takes the scientists by complete surprise.
The main connection between our videos is that they are preserved in history, and they renew the sense that man and woman, have been pitted against adversity before, and it is imperative we can work together to get out of it. You are in for a treat with the book Alert: For The Times; it is like war. But, unless events are presented, a modern techno-oriented society may say it is all exaggeration.
Or, they may not even know of their existence. The events presented immediately above occurred in December of 1999.
Let us set the stage.
December was very stormy. In the first 14 days of December, winds were clocked in at 110 mph in Germany, Cyclone John whipped the western parts of Australia, winds in excess of a phenomenal 150 mph, and Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Poland and Sweden in alphabetical order were pummeled by some of the nastiest stream of storms you ever saw; it left over 160,000 homes without power.
The videos encompass events of the last half of December, when it was still crazy. Before the month terminated, the Red Cross issued the statistic count for deaths in Venezuela way on the other side of the world due to excessive flooding as 50,000 people, and freak micro bursts of 80 mph+plus winds devastated NW France, the Benelux countries, Switzerland, Italy and Germany.
The American networks could not help noticing the devastation. Many people forget but, this was not an El Niño year.
On December 26, 1999, the European countries just mentioned began to feel the freak tornado-like winds and flooding. Freak bursts of 96 mph in Paris shut down all train stations and airports. The disturbance was not like Hurricane Isabel, which was detected on radar days and days in advance. This was a sudden event of historic, phenomenal proportion
On the twenty-seventh of December, more freak winds, exceeding 120 mph struck SW France. It left a trail of destruction from Spain and France into the Balkans and Turkey, before it was all over.
Our third video deals specifically with the Vosges Forest of France, a region in the East. Huge hydroelectric towers were tumbled, as were billions of trees. Over two million people in Europe were without power.
[We believe some of the movies are very good for anyone trying to learn French.] However, the final two videos will take a while to load up, as they are giant files, and are best handled when not a lot of people use the internet. If you do not understand French and only get to see the first three videos: That’s cool. Do not worry about the remaining two. If you have something like DSL and plenty of jet thrusting RAM, then you are super cool and can easily see all of them.
Closer to our year, the account of fierce winds of historic proportion cannot be stressed enough in 2011. Spinning columns of murdering winds in Spring that took place in the United States tallied at least 53, with 488 deaths by late May. By comparison, the average from 2000-2010 totaled 22 deadly tornadoes, with only 55 deaths. April was struck by no less than 600 twisters, three hundred of them April 26-29, with top winds of 190 mph. Looking behind us now, it is the most violent weather on record beyond our dreams. In a 6-week period, 3 of the largest tornadoes in U.S. history had struck. Thunder, lightning, reoccurring windsas Maj Dames had stated beforestruck the St. Louis areas two memorable times, April 22 and May 25.
On May 22, 2011, the day an Icelandic volano blew, a tornado whipped Minneapolis, Minnesota, part of 70 tornadoes in 7 states, and Joplin, Missouri was struck. More than 124 people were killed by this EF-5. Hundreds were injured. Two police officers were struck by lightning. X-rays from St. John’s Hospital were found 70 miles away. Over 2,000 buildings were damaged. Many never heard the warning.
Joplin is a city of about 50,000 residents on Route 66. Help poured in to help rebuild, including over 1000 Boy Scouts from 7 states who braved triple digit temperatures to help around the high school that took a direct hit, according to Mike Bettes of the Weather Channel. Within a week, a second wave of tornadoes barreled through the country from Texas to Oklahoma.
When the year of 2011 came to a close, the total number of billion-dollar disasters hit 14 punishing disasters; the prior record for economic losses due to billion-dollar disasters was 9. “In my weather career spanning four decades, I’ve never seen a year quite like 2011....with nearly every conceivable type of weather,” so stated Jack Hayes, Director of NWS.
We must note a unique September, but an earlier one from 2010. Who could forget the Brooklyn-Queens-Staten Island tempest of September 16, 2010? Images of dark skies, big green clouds, strong winds and pelting hail pummeled the residents. It shut down the nation’s largest commuter rail system, knocked down more than 1000 trees and intimidated hearts. Hundreds of people slept in their cars because so many trees blocked their homeward bound commutes. Tornadoes were confirmed in New York and New Jersey.
October 2012 witnessed an incredible event of epic proportion. An unprecedented natural disaster befell the entire eastern part of the U.S. when three systems collided all at once. It affected between 50-60 million people. Hurricane Sandy was never deflected to the East away from land. (In 2012, for the record, hurricanes had been few in number.) All casinos on Boardwalk, Atlantic City were ground zero, and the Boardwalk became like a ghost town. Schools were cancelled for millions of children.
Hundreds of thousands were evacuated from the Carolinas to Maine. Sandy made landfall with the force of tropical storm winds on October 29 at New Jersey, with an energy of five Hiroshima bombs. Both electricity and transportation died. The storm stretched 1000 miles long. Reporter Deb Feyerick on Breezy Point Queens Long Island: “It really looks like a bomb simply hit the place. The entire area 80-100 homes completely incinerated; nothing is left”.
Sandy represents an ultra level of discord in society that is not easily flung away, but that forms a terrifying reality, that the changes society is now facing are not small. Whether it be associated to some big time cycle or global warming or seen by some as a tidbit of so-called climate change, what was documented tells us the time scale of change has started.