Is there global warming? Yes, it is clear. Is there also a swerve toward global cooling? Just step outside this week.
Therein is the key word: swerve. It’s what we see in the current milieu and how signs of the time — in gyrations, in swerves, in high-point events — occur.
For a daunting two hundred million (a third of the U.S. land mass), there is potential dangerous wind-chill near-zero cold. “A mix of freezing rain, sleet then snow will blanket areas from north Florida to the coastal Carolinas and southeast Virginia,” says the Weather Channel. “This could be one of the heaviest one-day snowfalls on record in both Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.”
It is a “cold bomb cyclone,” in the vernacular. Bombogenesis. More sobering yet: already there are difficulties providing adequate fuel in parts of the Northeast — something we have long been concerned about: that a prolonged cold or paralyzing ice storm would knock out the source of warmth, as well as cripple transportation — the ability to escape freeze zones, at least for emergency centers.
We think of wildfires. We think of quakes. We think of hurricanes. But what about simple fluctuations in temperature — simple and yet dramatic?
Prayer needs here. Global warming? 2017 was the warmest ever recorded, breaking a record set just the year before, which broke a record set the year before that, which broke the record…
In the Middle Ages, an almost identical trend toward warmth reversed into a swerve toward cold, weakening the populaces of Europe (and setting the stage for a dramatic series of societal and epidemiological turns). The weather conditions were almost identical to what we see in our own time: freakish warmth in places such as Greenland — as sunspots sprouted on the solar orb — followed by the “Maunder Minimum,” wherein virtually all sunspots, as is also currently the case, disappeared. Oh, eclipses! Oh clear cold “wolf moons”!
As they debate climate “change,” the real point is missed: nature can reflect the instability of men, and right now mankind is unstable, stormy, and when not overheated, cold.