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FUTURE EARTH sets out to share the facts and prepare for the
future. Big changes are underway and they are not all environmental.

Colin Andrews
May 11, 2013
Climate Change was one of the categories
we researched and monitored during the
writing of the 2012 book for the Complete
Idiots Guide Series. As we all know, the Maya
prophecy was about the end of a long cycle of
time and a changing period ahead. It was
only Hollywood and the medias who created
a myth which served facts badly.

For several years this website has
maintained open debate I called
Debate, about the transitions the Maya
referred to. It doesn't take much to see that
the future will require solid thinking,
understanding and preparations - things will
not be the same for our children as they were
for us..
Today seemed a good time to open this new page, because of its pivotal and profound place in
history and unfortunately its not a good one. As I have said, I will not fudge facts and will give honest
perspectives, with so much at stake the truth is the only way to go.

But first this from our new book 'On the Edge of Reality':
Ecological Stress: Global Warming/Climate Change

The most significant ecological stress in our current bottleneck is climate change. Whether you
believe that global warming is the result of human activity, a natural cycle involving solar activity, or
some combination of both, there is no doubt that climate change is real. It is considered by thousands
of scientists to be the single most important and serious planetary trend needing to be addressed.
Global warming drives extreme weather, melts polar ice causing rising ocean waters and related
coastal destruction, warms the oceans thereby disrupting food chains, increases methane release,
and impacts innumerable life support functions of the Earth.

Simplified, the dynamics of global warming involve increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide that
increase the Greenhouse effect of the Earth’s atmosphere. It’s a ‘which came first, the chicken or the
egg’ situation: warming temperatures increase carbon levels and increased carbon levels increase
temperatures. Past geological record show that solar activity warmed the atmosphere first, followed by
increases in carbon dioxide. The debate is whether the current cycle has been preempted by human
activity that is raising carbon levels in the atmosphere before solar activity thus driving natural
temperature increases past the point of return. Which came first may not seem to have any
relevance, but if human activity is driving the speed of global warming, then modifying our carbon
dioxide producing activity may provide a means to slow the impact while we come to terms with the
significant challenges climate change creates.

The Earth has mechanisms for maintaining homeostatic ranges and the conversion of carbon dioxide
into oxygen through the action of plants, specifically trees, often called the lungs of the planet. The
rainforest is one of the Earth’s carbon converting factories. We find ourselves in a situation where
solar and human activity are driving carbon dioxide levels up at the same time that we are destroying
one of the Earth’s primary balancing mechanism. Another mechanism through which the Earth can
bring temperatures back down is volcanic activity. Ash spewed into the atmosphere provides reflective
material that can direct solar radiation back into space. Some of the increased Earth changes may
well be the activation of these mechanisms that are driven by the balancing of internal and external

Here are some impacts of Climate Change:
•        Extreme Weather. Even without excess CME activity of the Sun, the arrival of extreme weather
cannot be argued. If the strength of Katrina wasn’t enough to convince people that weather is
changing, super storm Sandy revealed what we can anticipate as the jet stream is altered by the
effects of global warming. In addition to extreme weather, we are also seeing changes in the seasons.

 Seasons Changing. It’s not just your imagination that the seasons are changing. We see leaves
falling earlier and snow covering the hills weeks and sometimes months before we remember as kids.
And in Spring, the sun seems warmer than it should well before it is officially Summer. A new study
shows the trends are more modest, but definite evidence has been established that the seasons are
indeed shifting. Earth's seasons have shifted with the hottest and coldest days of the year now
occurring almost two days earlier. The scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard
say the shift could be the work of global warming. To figure this out, the scientists studied temperature
data from 1850 to 2007 compiled by the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit in the
United Kingdom(4)

 Wildfires. The occurrences of vast wildfire are escalating as the warming climate produces a
longer fire season combined with greater incidences of extreme drought. Nowadays, the fire season is
two-and-a-half-months longer than it was 30 years ago and we are experiencing record-breaking
wildfires that have consumed large areas of land in several countries, destroyed thousands of homes,
and killed massive numbers of wildlife. Big fires are four times more common than they used to be and
the biggest fires are six-and-a-half times larger than the monster fires of yesteryear. (5)

Droughts: Increased droughts are impacting food production. During July 2012, a State of
Emergency was announced in 1,369 counties across the USA as drought conditions worsened. (6)
More than 3200 record high temperatures were in North America the month before and to make
matters worse, certain regions experienced the worst drought ever recorded. Climatologists are
warning that much of Western USA is on the verge of downshifting to a new, perilous level of aridity.
(7) Droughts like those that shaped the Dust Bowl in the 1930s and the even drier 1950s will soon be
“the new climatology” of the region; not passing phenomena, but normal day-to-day weather.

Elevated Temperatures. The summer of 2012 saw a warming trend with thousands of record
temperatures across the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, along with many other
countries. The elevated temperatures of seawater impacted the cooling of nuclear power reactors.
This was driven home to me personally in August, 2012 when the seawater used to cool reactors at
the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford, Connecticut exceeded 75 degrees, forcing a
shutdown of one of the two reactors. Millstone supplies 500,000 homes with electrical energy. It doesn’
t take much imagination to see the scale of the problems we face if this trend continues across the
planet. (8)
•        Methane. On June 28, 2012, large tubes of Methane gas escaped into the atmosphere from
under melting ice caps in the Arctic. “Giant fountains/torches/plumes of methane entering the
atmosphere up to 1 km across have been seen on the East Siberian Shelf,” writes Malcolm Light,
retired climate scientist. The consequence of this is an uncontrollable escalation in climate change. (9)

Despite the overwhelming evidence that Climate Change is real, opposition to addressing the issues,
through ignorance or greed, continues. The deliberations at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change
Conference in Copenhagen were overshadowed by claims that the findings of leading climatologists
based at University of East Anglia, Norfolk, England were falsified as part of a scientific conspiracy.
The claims were based on hacked emails and were later revealed as incomplete and false; however
the damage to the conference and public perception was established. The purposeful attempt to
derail world action and ensure corporate profit was successful, at least temporarily. It is notable that
this serious topic was not mentioned once in the United States presidential debates before the 2012

Geological Forces/ Earth Changes
The term Earth changes refers to changes in the geology of the planet that are marked by events
such as earthquakes, volcanoes and  tsunamis, all different aspects of the same internal forces. The
Earth’s crust is composed of tectonic plates that move in response to internal pressure derived from
the Earth’s molten core.  The smoldering core produces heat and pressure that causes the plates to
move in order to release energy. Earthquakes occur as plates grind against each other. Volcanoes
provide an escape for hot molten rock, ash, and gas. Volcanoes and earthquakes that occur in the
oceans result in tsunami waves the size of which relates to the magnitude of the disruption.

Activity in the molten core produces the Earth’s magnetic field, or magnetosphere, that protects the
Earth from solar radiation and electrified particles. National Geographic Magazine reports: “Earth's
magnetic field is fading. Today it is about 10 percent weaker than it was when German mathematician
Carl Friedrich Gauss started keeping tabs on it in 1845. If the trend continues, the field may collapse
altogether and then reverse. Compasses would point south instead of north.” (10) A decrease in
magnetic protection will allow increased solar radiation into the Earth’s atmosphere causing the
problems discussed in the Solar Activity section. It will also widen the atmospheric ozone holes which
will further global warming.

While the idea of flipping the Earth’s magnetic field seems like science fiction, it has happened many
times before. Magnetic traces in the Earth's geologic record show that the Earth’s magnetic field flips
approximately once every 200,000 years. The last time Earth's magnetic field flipped was about
780,000 years ago. National Geographic reports, “The magnetic north pole had moved little from the
time scientists first located it in 1831. Then in 1904, the pole began shifting northeastward at a steady
pace of about 9 miles (15 kilometers) a year. In 1989 it sped up again, and in 2007 scientists
confirmed that the pole is now galloping toward Siberia at 34 to 37 miles (55 to 60 kilometers) a year.”
(11) Consequently, the FAA is requiring many airports to realign runway markers with bearings that
reflect the new magnetic north. While experts are fast to say that life will go on after a pole reversal,
no one knows what the transition will be like.

Volcanic Activity
In order to have an increase in volcanic activity, there has to be an increase in pressure deep inside
the Earth, enough pressure to force an eruption.  Right now scientists are wondering if the weakening
of the Earth’s magnetosphere represents a change in dynamics at the Earth’s core, changing internal
pressure and increasing volcanic activity.

The largest study of volcanoes, conducted as the Smithsonian Volcanism Project, shows a steady
increase in volcanic activity although they are fast to say this increase is only related to reporting and
does not confirm an actual increase in events. In 1914 there were about thirty-five volcano eruptions
each year; by 1990 there were approximately fifty. According to the Smithsonian there are about 1511
active volcanoes. (Smithsonian Institution book, “Volcanoes of the World: Second Edition” compiled by
Tom Simkin and Lee Siebert.)  This doesn’t mean they are actively erupting, it means they have the
potential to erupt.  Volcanoes can sleep for hundreds of years before erupting.

The impact of volcanic eruption on modern life was clearly seen on April 14, 2012. An explosion from
the Eyjafjaliajoekull volcano in Iceland sent clouds of ash soaring 12 miles (20 kilometers) into the sky.
The event disrupted air traffic in Northern Europe, with ripple effects far beyond. Travel chaos across
the globe deepened as the vast, high-altitude plume of volcanic ash spread farther across northern
and central Europe, forcing aviation authorities to close more airspace and ground more airplanes to
forestall damage to jet engines.

Earthquakes are measured on the Richter scale with up to a three being a small earthquake and over
seven a large one. Small earthquakes happen constantly around the world, especially along what is
called the Pacific Rim of Fire. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates there are several million
little earthquakes happening all over the planet each year.

A new NASA study conducted with the USGS, predicts that earthquake activity may be increasing due
to global warming. According to a USGS study, retreating glaciers are changing external vs. internal
pressures in the Earth’s crust. Rapid ice cap melting is shifting weight distribution and is increasing
the likelihood of earthquakes.
                                                                           Posted May 11, 2013
                                                                                   Colin Andrews

Dangerous levels of CO2 now break 10 million year old record and the consequences are irreversible
for a 1,000 years. Dress it up to feel comfortable if you like, but the experts say that these are the facts’

The world's air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main
global warming pollutant.

"The last time we're confident that CO2 was sustained at these levels is more than 10 million years
ago, during the middle of the Miocene period," now we reach that place feared by many, a place where
according to climate scientists there will be "largely irreversible" climate change for 1,000 years even
after we curtail emissions

The International Energy Agency said it's becoming unlikely that the world can achieve the European
goal of limiting global warming to just 2 degrees based on increasing pollution and greenhouse gas

A separate report today (May 11, 2013)  says: The Arctic is likely to have summers free from ice within
ten years and its this accelerating loss that is thought to be driving global weather extremes and what
meteorologists call ‘stuck weather’ – patterns that stay stuck in position for long periods which means
what ever you are getting, you get for longer periods than we have become accustomed.  Colder or
wetter or drier and those big loops in the jet stream that creates these new patterns are driven by re-
distribution and mixing of temperature changes of the sea, land and air.

WE ARE IN TROUBLE and many of us have been saying this for many years and laughed at – I am
one who said this and to be honest listening to these crazed skeptics who do all in their power to carry
on as usual and damage all attempts to help the situation over the last 30 years or even listen to the
data, makes me as angry as hell.

Today: "The fact that it's 400 is significant," said Jim Butler, the global monitoring director at the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Lab. "It's just a reminder to
everybody that we haven't fixed this, and we're still in trouble.  
Source 1 and 2

CO2 Levels Reach Record High: Source  
Greenhouse gas levels pass symbolic 400ppm CO2 milestone.

Monitoring stations in the Arctic detect record levels of carbon dioxide,
higher than ever above 'safe' 350ppm mark :

American Attitudes Chill on Global Warming : Source

                             SO WHAT NOW?

Seems to me that what is important is that we become more aware and responsible for the way we
manage our affairs on this planet, and to prepare for living in very different conditions in the future.

We are getting a taste of early but dramatic changing atmospheric conditions. This friends is going to
get much more dramatic  I am sure.  My biggest fears for many on our planet are the actual
temperature levels especially when excessively high temperatures coincide with power outages and
also lower water levels or even no water at all which equals food shortages. In other parts there will be
exceptionally high water levels and with that other problems arise

 Colin Andrews
                                                             May 11, 2013
Courtesy Eric Kort/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
The Arctic Sea is likely to be free of ice
during summer's within 10 years
Video Explains How Loss Of Arctic
Ice Weakens Jet Stream, Amplifies
Extreme Weather
Please check back - much more to come.
We are in this together, nobody needs to be left behind. - Colin and Synthia  Andrews

'Listen to the elders'

'Its 'Time'

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'The Cross Roads'
Wisdom of the Wayshowers

Posted December 18, 2013
Director: Antara Brandner | Producer: Antara Brandner
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2012 | Story Teller's Country: Venezuela
Tags: Americas, Consciousness, Divine, Evolution, Global, Spiritual Awareness, Transformation, Venezuela

Synopsis: This candid documentary reveals ten futurist thinkers who have worked tirelessly to assist Mother Earth.
These thinkers include astronaut Edgar Mitchell, futurist and researcher Colin Andrews, futurists and environmentalists
Drs. JJ and Desiree Hurtak, and indigenous elder Dr. Will Goins, all of whom touch upon the issues of outer space and
the harmony we seek with Mother Earth so as to give new insights into the greater realms of life. The pioneering work
of cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton, best-selling author Dannion Brinkley, healer Howard Wills, peace-builder Avon
Mattison and futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard provides for a deeper sharing of breakthroughs in being the wayshowers
who are now leading social change by combining intuition and spirituality with a new rationale for a positive future.

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