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 …


Global Disasters Create Floods To Wildfires

A picture of a forest wildfire.

Thousands of acres are burning in the forests and National Parks in Colorado.

Colorado Wildfires

As of June 17, 2013, four wildfires are burning the following acreage in Colorado:

  1. Royal Gorge – 3,218 acres burning
  2. Black Forest (Colorado Springs) – 14, 198 acres burning
  3. Ward Gulch (Colorado River) – 485 acres burning
  4. Big Meadows (Rocky Mountain National Park) – 604 acres burning

Tropical Disturbance Two and

Tropical Depression Four

Tropical Disturbance Two is making landfall in Central America off the Caribbean, but it has yet to be determined if this severe storm will morph into a Tropical Depression or a Cyclone. It IS expected to dump double digit rainfall onto Belize and parts of Mexico as it makes it way west into the Pacific Ocean.

Pacific-bound Tropical Depression Four is fast-tracking NNE of Manila, Philippines with wave heights now at 10 feet.

Severe Weather In Mexico

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Severe storms are affecting countries all over the world.

Severe weather dropping very heavy rainfall is effecting the state of Coahuila in Northern Mexico where 1,000 people recently evacuated Piedras Negras. 10,000 houses and 40,000 people have been currently affected by the heavy rains from this storm.

Monsoon In India

River levels continue to rise in southern India where over 26 people have been killed in swirling waters. Early seasonal rain and flooding have impacted Nepal, New Delhi, and parts of the India/China border, but these Indian regions have suffered from droughts over the past years, and the heavy rains are actually welcomed.

Flooding Worldwide

  1. Thunderstorms – Spain
  2. Floods – France
  3. Floods – South Texas
  4. River flooding – Middle Mississippi Valley
  5. Floods – North Dakota
  6. Severe Thunderstorms – British Columbia
  7. Severe Thunderstorms – Alberta, Canada
  8. Floods – Tasmania
  9. Floods – Victoria, Australia

We’ll give the people in these regions a break and just stop the list here – we’ll let them know how many volcanoes are heating up in these same areas some other time …

A picture of a volcano erupting.

Volcanic eruptions are increasing worldwde in areas already hit with other natural disasters.

Floods Covering Many US States

A picture of a river flooding a road.

Many US states are under massive river flooding.

Last weekend’s Spring winter-cold-snap has left many US states under water.

On May 6, 2013, flood alerts went out for the following states:

  1. North Carolina
  2. Arkansas
  3. Mississippi
  4. North Dakota
  5. Middle Mississippi Valley

Down On The Mississippi

The Mississippi River is currently flooding about 8,500 acres of farmland in East Carroll Parish’s Bunches Bend, Louisiana, which had a huge levee failure in 2011 that wiped out $10 million in crops. The 2011 breach on the levee’s northern end was fixed, but a gap remains on the southern end where the rising river is now depositing water. When the river reaches 42 feet, everything will be under water. The river is forecast to crest at 43 feet at Vicksburg, Mississipi by May 15.

Rains In California

Rain showers moved across Southern California on Monday, May 6, 2013, bringing much-needed moisture to help douse the remnants of a wildfire that blackened a 44-square-mile burn area in the western Santa Monica Mountains over the weekend.  The showers, heavy at times, marked a complete reversal of conditions that rapidly spread the blaze after it erupted early Thursday near the communities of Camarillo Springs and Thousand Oaks.

The fire threatened 4,000 homes, but only damaged 15 houses as it swept into Point Mugu State Park, where more than 85 percent of the 22-square-mile park burned.

And they say “it never rains in southern California.” Thank goodness it rained today.