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  •  We have, what imo, is a miracle (4+ / 0-)

    The sun cycle is quiescent at the moment and that may give us just the edge we need to avoid disaster IF we can convince folks that disaster is real or that there is anything they can do about it.

    It seems that all my life we have been bombing someone, teaching them a lesson. Every day I understand more deeply how violent we are. Violent to others and violent to ourselves. - Robert Olmstead

    by glitterscale on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 08:08:23 AM PST

    •  There is the heat absorbing ocean that may make (4+ / 0-)

      the sun's cycle moot. The oceans are absorbing more and more heat. As they heat up bad things begin to happen that can't be reversed. The thawing of frozen methane deposits for one.

      I've also wondered what the next super-heated el Nino weather pattern will be like. Just a harbinger of what future storm cycles will be no doubt.

      "We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."

      - Louis Brandies

      by Pescadero Bill on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 08:44:27 AM PST

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