Extreme Heat In New York Flips With Cool Temps In Dallas

A picture of the New York City buildings.

New York City is sweltering in the heat while Dallas is cooler than normal.

Climate change – the new buzz word for 2013. We all know that the weather is really odd these days, and climate change is driving stronger storms, fueling raging wildfires, and swinging temperatures all over the map (pun intended).

Mother Nature is proving a point when the global winds reverse direction, as they did in July 2013. The New England states have triple digit heat indexes while the Southern states enjoy temps in the 60s and 70s.

Since I am living in Texas and am enjoying an abnormal high temp of 70 degrees with rain – IN JULY ??? – I am not complaining, but if I lived in New York City, I would be pretty upset with the urban heat index keeping the temps in the 90s as a low at night.

Wow. Climate change is here, no doubt.

How Much Longer Will This Last?

Earth question symbol represented by a world globe model with a geographic shape of a mark questioning the state of the environment the international economy and political situation.

How much longer will these wonky weather changes last? They ARE going away, right?

Industrialized nations have been enjoying a fairly consistent lifestyle over the past 200 years. There’d be one or two major storms a year – a hurricane here or a tornado there – a nuisance yes, but eh, people get over it.

We have never lived through the increasing number of natural disasters like we are experiencing today, though. Our general belief is one of “out of sight is out of mind.”

Since Westerners have not experinced many natural disasters before now, we believe that they will come and go, and that we won’t have to deal with them for another 100 years or so.

Well, all that’s changing.

Over time, we have gotten too comfortable, so we developed, and developed some more, and then over-developed to the point that we have now created an imbalance with our surroundings. Now, when natural disasters occur, we are smack-dab in the middle of them.

We blame Nature when we lose our possessions – we feel like victims – we do not understand that human development has made these mistakes – we would rather change Nature to fit into our convenient routines as opposed to changing our modern ways to respect Nature.

Well, all that’s changing.

A picture of the Dallas skyline.

Dallas is typically under triple-digit heat in July, but due to climate change this July, Dallas is experiencing 70s for the high.

New York Versus Dallas

For all we know, New York City may be permanently living with hot summers and Dallas may begin enjoying the cooler summers that New York used to have. These changes may be the way things are going to be for the next 100 years. Only Mother Nature knows the answer to that.

One thing we all must do from here on out is pay closer attention to Earth changes and learn how to go along for the ride.

Pushing against nature is NO winning solution. Trying to control nature to keep things the way they have always been is FUTILE. Playing the victim is useless.

This Is Out Of Our Control

All we can do as modern, technological humans is learn how to return to the basics of life on Earth because nature – this planet – probably doesn’t even know that we are here. The Earth is a living thing, and it is merely our vehicle in which we experience life.

Humans are NOT driving this bus – the cosmos is. Once we realize this, we can better change WITH Earth changes. Then, there are NO victims.

This is our only way to survive drastic Earth changes – changes that have flip-flopped New York City with Dallas! And, there’s more to come …


Temps Top 130 Degrees In Western US

A picture of the sun.

The power of the Sun is intensifying.

We go about our daily lives giving little thought to the influences of the Sun, but today, we can’t escape noticing that the Earth is getting hotter.

Death Valley, California is expected to top 130 degrees Saturday through Monday, just below the world record high of 134 recorded on July 10, 1913. Temperatures will continue to soar into the 110s and 120s next week across the Southwest.

What’s Going On?

The sun is at the peak of an active solar cycle this year, and we are feeling its intense heat more than we have in the past because human influences have drastically changed the Earth.

Excess carbon dioxide and water vapor from manmade influences, such as pollution, manufacturing, urbanization, and deforestation, have added to the sun’s global warming effect. Human beings have not caused global warming, but we have indisputably accelerated its affects.

Sunspots and Solar Flares

A picture of sunspots on the sun.

Every 11 years, the sun increases sunspots and solar flares that, in turn, heat the Earth.

Sunspots appear and disappear on the sun around the same time every 11 years. Sunspots are around 1,500 degrees Celsius (2,732 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler than the rest of the Sun.  The solar corona, or outer most surface of the sun, is estimated to be about 999,727 degrees Celsius (1,799,540 degrees Fahrenheit).

Today, we are witnessing a natural warming cycle that we cannot stop. As our solar system gets warmer and the Earth’s atmosphere gets thinner, our planet gets hotter. Add man’s industrial influences, and we speed up the process.

I’m hot just thinking about it.