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2012: The Warmest Year On Record
Things are heating up-literally, one degree at a time. Call it a sign of the End Times, one of final trumpets blown that will bring woe to Earth causing a change reaction of events affecting everyone socially and economically; or, give it a more scientific name and explanation, in any case, it is "before our eyes". It cannot be denied.
Unknown to most, a chunk of ice, the size of the USA, broke off and melted in 2012. Think about it. A mammoth block of ice 3000 miles wide or so, melting in the Artic. The ocean level rose slightly, few noticed. The scientists of the World Meteorological Organization did notice. They also noticed that droughts devastated two-thirds of the USA, western Russia and southern Europe. Floods swamped west Africa and heat waves were longer in the Northern Hemisphere.
The ice melt from March to September was 4.57 million square miles, which is actually bigger than the USA because of greenhouse gases that have reached record levels. The average worldwide temperature has risen 1.4 degrees. So, 2012, is the warmest year globally in 160 years of record keeping.
If you know about the Bible's Book of Revelations, then your take about this is that things socially and economically will only get worse for the world through a chain of events and the inability of mankind and government to handle them. Food production will be impacted, prices rise. Can you imagine paying $10 for a loaf of bread? Impossible? well, I recall when a good loaf was not more than $2-3 in the 80's-90's. Now its $5. What happens when the oceans die? Already, disturbing signs are here: 700 dolphins have died this year in the Gulf of Mexico and the biologists are clueless. Pollution in the food chain?
If you are not religious, then, you will just put your faith in mankind and government to solve or deal with the impact of man's impact on the environment, which we know, so far is incompetent.