easter…

I used to like Easter because back in the 70s, it was usually cool and raining. It was like that in 1972. But by the mid-80s things had changed so that Easter was hot. And dry.

Global warming is responsible and it can be observed as a gradual progression. Summer is longer, Winter is more extreme and shorter. It’s no wonder that authorities have said the last couple years were the hottest on record. Like the whole planet is beginning to show unmistakable signs of global warming.

But I have to live through it here in Australia, and what annoys me a lot now is how when the weather is announced, they always describe above average temperatures as good. Like, it’s going to be a nice sun shiny day of 32 degrees, they’ll say, and never ever talk about average temperatures. I guess it’s like that because the TV people broadcast open air events, sports mainly, which take place during the start of Summer. They have a vested interest in bright sunshiny days, and don’t serve the community in any fashion at all. Just money making greed right out front.

But my bet is that this Easter will also be a hot one. I’d just love it to be cool and raining though.

Have a Happy Easter!

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hot as hell…

The average temp for this month is about 27 c, mid summer, but the weather has been acting up and there have been many days over 30, and even over 40. I have definitely noticed that when summer rolls in, it’s usually, at least nowadays, hotter than it’s ever been before. I tend to agree with those who blame it on global warming.

The problem with this heat is there’s no wind. The air is still and mostly there aren’t any clouds overhead. Just blazing sunshine, and nights that stay hot, like 30 C.

There’s a feeling of frustration which comes over me, because there’s nothing that can be done to change this weather, short term. I can find ways to keep relatively cool, but outside it’s blistering heat and driving a car in it is pretty bad when you don’t have air-conditioning, which I don’t have in my car.

To counter it I have started eating potato products. Not fries, but potato salads which are filling and which have put on some weight.

Anyway, the recent extreme cold conditions in the northern hemisphere seem to be linked to the extreme heat we’re going through now. There have been some who claim everything happened because California legalised the use of “grass” but unless they are attributing divine status to weed, I just don’t see the connection. But I have seen blogs which say that weed acts against cancer and normalises the body. But anyway, that’s a pipe dream, because where I am, they aren’t going to legalise it soon or ever. The federal government is trying to take advantage of it all by creating medical marijuana businesses to sell it to places like Canada. But in the state it’s a Labor regime that’s been in office for so long I don’t remember a time when they weren’t in power. But they don’t seem to have any policy regards weed, and so it’s still illegal here, but global warming is fine and this insidious weather is just something we all have to put up with.

The active side of infinity

I stumbled upon this book while cleaning my kitchen today. Most of the books I’ve read have long since been dispatched, but a few remain, this Castaneda book in particular. Inside the front jacket are notes having to do with Housing, which at one time I had serious problems obtaining. But I have a fix going, although I see it as only a temporary solution, because as I get older and older I know I’ll need somewhere else, that’s close to shops, recreation and amenities, plus has a majority of older people.

But infinity, to get back to the topic, can be realized as the entire universe, and then some more! Through pressures put upon me, I have had to try to understand what effect the planets could possibly have on life on Earth. My experiences are such that I see a pattern throughout many supposedly unconnected events; at times it’s a simple type of repetition, where details about an event and the people who were there at the time, seem to get repeated in either a lot of detail or only vaguely. Then there’s another cyclic manifestation which I attribute to the planets. In this scenario, events seem to build upon prior events, much like a sky scraper builds upon each layer to achieve it’s overall height. Earlier events, with no visible connections, can appear as if they were “extended” through the agency of the current events.

That’s about as far I have been able to get in my “study” of the planets and their effects upon Humanity. I have read, though, about Astrology which claims to be very accurate in predicting the future, and also about being able to take steps to avoid “negative” effects when the planets alignment are not conducive to harmony in your life. It seems obvious that the various religions originating in India have a monopoly on studies regarding “astrology” despite it being a central part of the Biblical story of Jesus Christ.

Hare Krsna

Global warming…

I’ve been quite aware for some time now, that the weather has changed here in South Australia, and not a slight change but a change that’s perceptible.

It comes in various ways.

Last Winter, for instance, we had the longest dry spell ever. And in Spring we had the 3rd longest dry spell ever.

It was also colder than usual on some Winter/Spring days.

You’d think Global Warming would just automatically make days warmer, right?

But now we’re 17 days into Summer and things have gotten dramatic already! I have lived in this state almost all my life, so am quite used to HOT Summers, which come frequently. It’s perfectly normal for Summer temps to reach 38 C and to stay there for days on end.

When it reaches 40 C it alerts people, normally, as that is VERY HOT. There are only 2 or 3 other places on Planet Earth where temps reach this height, including Saudi Arabia and the desert in California; but usually that temp is for 1 day or 2 at most. It usually cools down quickly after the event, normally caused by a storm front moving in.

However, just 17 days into Summer 2015, we have been placed on ALERT to expect 4 days of temps over 40 C, and today they says its going to reach 41.

What it means is that these 4 days are already listed as “the hottest December days” ever! Our weather records go back maybe 150 years, and right now they have all been surpassed by what is expected to come in these 4 or 5 days. Plus, there doesn’t appear to be any weather condition that is going to arrive and bring the temps right down below 30. They say it’s going to be above 30 C for the next 11 days! Including the 4 or 5 which should clock in at 40 or 41 C.

I don’t have air conditioning, you see, and my building normally stays around 22 C until outdoor temps stay above 35 for more than 3 days; that’s when indoor temps begin to rise to 26 or 27 C, and stay there. A lot better I know, that 41 C, but really quite uncomfortable.

I’d rush out to buy a portable air conditioner, they have them now for $299, but every store I checked has sold out. An in-window conditioner is out of the question due to building regulations. Of course they are much cheaper, some going for as little as $199.

My small fridge also suffers in the heat. When the temp is less than 23, the freezer stays at –21 almost 80% of the time; the inside fridge stays at 2 almost 75% of the time. But in this weather, the inside temp of the fridge goes up to 9.5, while the freezer can go down to 0. And they can both stay there for 25% of the time.