March 31, 2006 at 10:01 pm #12185
Taoists naturally are in touch with Nature, the body of the Life Force.
The Global Warming issue seems to portend the end of Nature, according to some scientists.
Thus, by extension, the end of the Tao, or at least the Tao of Humans.
Question: is this the destruction of Nature caused by humans, or is it simply transformation of Nature?
I happen subscribe to the transformation theory. The global process is exactly what it needs to be at this moment. But the driving force behind change is not humans, but Nature itself: cosmic forces that are slowly “cooking” the earth in a great alchemical process, visible to those who have the Eye to see it.
And no doubt, humans are amplifying the process with their pollution and greed. But not to worry, that will get cooked out as well in the cosmic energy process we are experiencing. But earth is much stronger than humanity, it will survive in my opinion – with or without humans.
Main challenge is how to “ride” the immense galactic wave of change, to harness it for personal transformation. I chose inner alchemy, natch. Shape the field, even as it is shaping us. The field wants us to communicate with it….
Below is a brave scientist who confirms the same hypothesis from the material science side.
Love to hear your comments. BTW, I ‘ve been having this dialogue with my brother Peter, who is a geologist, and he agrees. Two Winns make it right?
GLOBAL WARMING LINKED TO COSMIC RAYS
By Tom Spears
CanWest News Service
Thursday, March 16, 2006
OTTAWA – A prominent University of Ottawa science professor says what we
know about global warming is wrong — that stars, not greenhouse gases, are
heating up the Earth.
Jan Veizer says high-energy rays from distant parts of space are smashing
into our atmosphere in ways that make our planet go through warm and cool
The retired professor (he still holds a research chair and supervises grad
students and post-doctoral fellows) knows that to challenge the accepted
climate-change theory can lead to a nasty fight. It’s a politically and
economically loaded topic. Yet, he is speaking out — a bit nervously —
about his published research.
“Look, maybe I’m wrong,” he said in an interview. “But I’m saying, at least
let’s look at this and discuss it.
High-energy cosmic rays are hitting us all the time. This has been known for
a long time. What’s new is that a variety of researchers are asking what
cosmic rays do to our world and its weather.
That includes a theory published last year by the Proceedings of the Royal
Society arguing cosmic rays “unambiguously” form clouds and affect our
Prof. Veizer is a leader in geochemistry — learning about Earth’s past by
the chemistry preserved in rocks and sediments. The Royal Society of Canada
called him “one of the most creative, innovative and productive
geoscientists of our times.”
He won the 1992 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, worth $2.2-million, the
German government’s highest prize for research in any field.
Yet, for years he held back on his climate doubts. “I was scared,” he said.
And he still is.
Still, he has published his theory in Geoscience Canada, the journal of the
Geological Association of Canada. The article is called “Celestial Climate
Driver: A Perspective from Four Billion Years of the Carbon Cycle.”
In his paper, he concludes: “Empirical observations on all time scales point
to celestial phenomena as the principal driver of climate, with greenhouse
gases acting only as potential amplifiers.”
The majority of climate scientists still firmly believe that greenhouse
gases are to blame.
But Prof. Veizer felt uncomfortable with the idea that high levels of carbon
dioxide alone are causing hot spells.
He looked to geology. As environmental conditions change, different
“isotopes” of some chemicals form. These are slightly different forms of any
element — carbon, or oxygen, or less common substances such as beryllium.
And these remain frozen in time in ancient rocks, or lake and ocean
sediments, or glaciers. (Samples drilled from Antarctic ice go back more
than 700,000 years, layer by layer.)
For Prof. Veizer, the idea is that cosmic rays hit gas molecules in the
atmosphere and form the nucleus of what becomes a water vapour droplet.
These in turn form clouds, reflecting some of the sun’s energy back to space
and cooling the Earth.
Yet the numbers of cosmic rays vary. Most come from younger stars, which are
clustered at some regions in the galaxy through which our solar system has
passed its 4.5-billion-year history. As well, our own sun deflects some of
these rays away, but the sun’s activity grows stronger and weaker. All these
factors can change the number of cosmic rays that hit us.
…………April 2, 2006 at 3:11 pm #12186
I found the article on Professor Veizer’s thoughts on celestial activity’s effect on global warming weak. I’m not contesting Veizer’s thoughts here, just how they were not explained very well by the article. Do you have any better writings on this subject? Thanks.August 11, 2006 at 3:19 pm #12188
looks to me like dna and energy systems are queued to polar inversions..
while I suspect that some “stair steps” are due to inadequate fossil returns and lack of big picture, some appear to be pole reversal related, but this SHOUDL be testable
simulate pole reversal genetic wise
looks like polar field reversals also key..
perhaps galactic cycles as well
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