Hand it to climatologists: back in 1999, when we interviewed literally dozens of them, from various countries, they virtually all predicted that, in coming decades, the weather would swerve: that there would be very enhanced wetness — even deluges — alternating with very dry conditions — severe drought.
As a news article said last week, “Scientists have long cautioned that warming temperatures would lead to wetter and drier global extremes — increasingly severe rainfall, more intense droughts. A new study shows where that may already be happening.”
One can call it “fake news,” but perhaps it is not. In California: years of searing, historic drought, followed this year by unprecedented snow (which is precipitation) and torrents of rain.
Our quibble with climate scientists?
At least some and possibly most of the swerves are due to natural forces from the sun and elsewhere. (And what about signs from God?)
Key word here: “swerves.” Signs of the times? Watch for extremes in any aspect of life on earth.
In the mail, we hear from Sara Koshofer, who says, “Every year on the anniversary of my sweet granddaughter Olivia‘s death (the day after her third birthday, in Cornwall, New York), my daughter and the whole family launch balloons into the sky with notes telling Olivia of our love. This is our 11th year of doing this. This is what the balloons did this year. Thought you might find it interesting and beautiful as we do!”
My Grandmother Josephine Carlin immigrated to the USA from County Cork, Ireland and was a nurse during WWI and attended soldiers in Cape May, New Jersey, many of whom were sick with the Spanish Flu. Her nursing pin was a very treasured item to her but unfortunately in the necessary scrubbing that took place every evening to keep the nurses healthy and uncontaminated, she lost her pin.+
“Many, many years later, a ‘tinker’ salesman came to her door selling goods, and in his box of items was her nursing pin! He returned it to her for free.+
“This same nursing pin came to me as an inheritance and I gave it to her Great Granddaughter Shannon when she graduated as a nurse and began working in New Jersey emergency rooms. +
“Glory be to God!”+
And from Hawaii: