|Today's Extreme Weather: Beginning of the End?|
"Weather patterns will change dramatically all over the world. The winter months will be colder and in many areas wetter. The ocean currents will be changing, and the magnetic fields of the Earth will be moved about. The animals on the land and in the sea will be dying off in great numbers..."
- Mother Mary
"The last half of the twentieth century will see much seismic and volcanic activity. Atmospheric disturbances will increase... and destructiveness as the century draws to a close."
- Richard Kieninger
"The 1990s will be hard because the [Earth] changes will be accelerating. Major changes will come to some areas suddenly, and people will be without food, water, or gas for their cars."
- Sun Bear
"I saw fireworks. I saw the Ring of Fire. I saw volcanoes going off. I knew immediately that it was July. You're going to see a major acceleration in July. The driving force behind all the changes is... there is a major change going on in the Sun."
- Gordon-Michael Scallion
According to many psychics, channelers and prophets like those quoted above, the new millennium - the 21st century - the Earth may undergo drastic changes, the like of which mankind has never seen. Earthquakes and volcanoes in more frequency and of greater intensity. Floods and storms that ravage the land. And these seers are in the company of even more revered psychics, such as Edgar Cayce, who decades ago predicted massive Earth changes and shifting weather patterns that would occur at this time.
It would be easy to discount these predictions as millennium hysteria if today's weather around the world did not, in fact, seem to be going crazy. No matter where you live, your area has undoubtedly been experiencing weather that is severe and devastating at the worst, unusual or unseasonable at the least. And it has doubtless been the subject of many conversations with friends, relatives, and coworkers - all raising the question: What on Earth is going on?
Here's what happened in just the last week in June, 1998:
- West Virginia state officials declared disasters in 24 counties; 13 mobile homes were washed away in the town of Mill Creek.
- A water spout formed over Lake Erie near Sandusky, Ohio just days after floods damaged or destroyed more than 1,000 homes..
- A tornado touched down in southern Connecticut - a weather event almost unheard of in the Northeast.
- A storm shattered windows and tore holes in the roof of a convent, injuring three nuns with flying glass.
- Earthquakes shook eastern Idaho and western Wyoming.
- The Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico showed signs that an explosive eruption is imminent.
- Record high temperatures and lightning strikes sparked wildfires across many parts of
northern and eastern
Florida. The blazes were described as the worst the Sunshine State has seen in more than 50 years.
- The World Meteorological Organization (WM.) announced that the Earth's protective layer
of ozone will reach its
all-time thinnest level by the year 2000 or 2001.
And that's just a small sampling of what happened in that one week. Earthquakes were also felt in Spain, Italy, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Floods brought destruction in China. A violent storm and hurricane-force winds pummeled Moscow. No spot on the planet, it seems, is safe from these natural disasters. Not a day goes by that we can pick up a newspaper and read about destroyed property and lost lives as the result of extreme weather in some part of the world. For about a year we've been blaming it all on El Niño, and now that it has faded into history, meteorologists tell us that we should now gird ourselves for La Niña, which will bring us equally bizarre weather through the new year.
Okay, so what IS going on?
Are there unusual numbers of storms, volcanoes and earthquakes occurring, or is instantaneous worldwide communication just making us more aware of them? Is the weather going crazy all over the world, or are we merely caught in a natural cycle of planetary weather patterns? Are we feeling the results of global warming... or is this the beginning of the end of the world?
The prophets quoted at the beginning of this article - and many of their colleagues - are not just predicting bad weather. Virtually all of them see this escalating pattern as the precursor to far more serious Earth changes. Futurist Gordon-Michael Scallion echoes Edgar Cayce in his predictions of a shift of the Earth's magnetic poles in the very near future - an event that would wreak unprecedented devastation on human civilization. In short, they are saying that today's extreme weather is just the beginning, just one of the plagues that will visit humankind in the final years of the twentieth century. The picture they paint is not a pleasant one, and it shares a disturbing vision that has been presented by Nostradamus, prophecies of the Hopi Indians - and possibly The Book of Revelation.
Perhaps it is all millennium hysteria. But whether you believe this is the beginning of the end or not, there certainly is a lot more attention being given all of these Earth changes, both in the traditional media and, of course, on the Internet:
- Gordon-Michael Scallion's Earth Changes Report gives a daily accounting of volcanoes, earthquakes, and floods, etc. He even provides a map of what he believes the globe will look like after these Earth changes take place.
- Earth Changes - TV keeps a running list of weather and related disasters.
- Radio's Art Bell has "Quickening News" on his Web site that serves to bolster the opinions he gives in his best-selling book, The Quickening.
- Earthwaves keeps you informed about the changing environment of Gaia.
Personally, I doubt that this new millennium will bring an end to life as we know it. But just in case... does anyone know if the 50-foot-deep, fully stocked shelter I'm digging in my backyard can protect me from the pole shift?