Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Well, we really did luck out again. It is now Wed. morning and Hurricane Rick which is now only a Tropical Storm, if that, has passed south of us and left us with good rain and only a slight gust or two of wind early this morning. This may or may not be the last of the season’s hurricanes and folks down here are recognizing that the days of being able to predict the “Hurricane Season” are over. I took the photos below simply because of the grandeur of the clouds as the northern edge of Rick passed by. You may remember an earlier shot of my beach and the palapa there, well it has changed some no?

Ocean temperatures have changed so much in the last decade that weather patterns have likewise altered. It was 20 years ago that the scientific community had the evidence it needed to publish their findings regarding the intimate connection between the Oceans and The World’s Climates. I was a participant in one of the most important data gathering experiments at that time, called ATOC (Atmospheric Thermometry of Ocean Climate). That’s me at the helm of The Schooner Dariabar as a crewman during that 6 month voyage.

That was in 1998 and the results from that experiment proved conclusively that The World’s Oceans were warming and that it was a result of carbon emissions by the human population. Unfortunately very few people in power listened to the warning implied and so now we find ourselves scrambling for solutions to a very serious problem.

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