Sugar and cancer

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The Guardian newspaper today is reporting on an important study carried out in France that has shown a link between sugar consumption and the development of cancer. Most importantly, the authors of the study make it clear that the problem is not just about sugary drinks, colas, lemonade etc, but fruit juices as well. It isn't important that the sugar is added to the drink, simply that it is present in large amounts. The article includes the comment:

'The study, carried out in France, is the first substantial piece of research to find a specific association between sugar and cancer.'


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This is an odd comment to make, as the link between sugar and cancer has been known scientifically for nearly a century. As I've explained in an earlier blog article, the great German physiologist, Otto Warburg, made it clear that the development of cancers in the body is fundamentally driven by the anaerobic breakdown, or fermentation, of sugars. This is why people who follow a ketosis diet, consisting of fats and protein only, have shown significant success in beating cancer, particularly brain tumours.

Hopefully, the French study will raise the issue of sugar and cancer. In addition, the tactic of fast food companies to supply fruit juices as a 'healthy' alternative to colas will be seen for what it is; a charade. There's nothing wrong with eating some fruit in season - you're consuming fibre with the fruit sugar, lessening its effect on the body - but drinking fruit juices needs to be seen as akin to drinking alcohol, only without the intoxication.

Fritz-Albert Popp, biophysics and beings of light

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I've posted quite a few Robert Sepehr videos on this website, as he does produce some very interesting ones, and here's another. This one's about Fritz-Albert Popp and biophotons. Fritz-Albert Popp was a brilliant biochemist who investigated how living creatures give off and receive light. I talked about him extensively in one of the earliest articles on this website that looked into homeopathy. Biophotons are a crucially important part of biology and they come with a paradox, for the biophotons that are produced and passed on within living systems are extremely coherent. In other words, they are highly organised, but if that's the case, what is organising them? According to thermodynamics, everything in our universe should become more disordered over time, and that applies to light signals just as much as sandcastles. And yet, as Popp explains in the video, these biophotons are highly ordered and seem to act like complex signalling messages and chemical reaction controllers. For more on that topic, I recommend you read my book 'how science shows that almost everything important we've been told is wrong.' Here's the video:

Methane time-bomb short film

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This is another blog article about climate change. To be honest, even my heart sinks when I write another climate change article; it would be great if I didn't have to keep blogging about climate change. Instead, I could talk about fun things like Bill and Ted 3, or things that benefit our immediate lives, like reducing our grain and sugar consumption to help our brains, or understanding how fluoride doesn't help our teeth in the long run, but I can't because nothing is as important as climate change. What's more, it is most definitely worth blogging about, and talking about, because we can all collectively make a difference by changing our lifestyles. We also know how to do it; we simply adopt livestyles in which we burn less fossil fuels. If we do, then we will make a difference and we'll know, at the end of our lives, that we did the right thing. It certainly isn't an easy thing to do, and I think we need to change our mindset to make it work successfully, but It's still absolutely necessary.

For anyone who needs reminding of how grim our future will be if we don't make drastic changes, here's a good short video about the ticking methane bomb.



Some readers may be concerned that beneath the video on YouTube is the comment 'RT is funded wholly or in part by the Russian Government'. This, in truth, is irrelevant, as the science in the video is factually correct, according to a vast number of scientists and my own research on the subject. I wanted to mention this because I am concerned that such an addition to the video's web-page could make some people, particularly in the West, believe that climate change is a false fact cooked up by the Russians. I wonder if the people who instigated these sorts of warnings thought about this consequence?

'Grain brain' book review

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Grain Brain is a book all about our grain diet, and how eating lots of grains is a bad idea for us, as human beings. I enjoyed reading it. Dr David Perlmutter clearly knows his stuff in the book, as he is a doctor and nutritionist. He also explains the issues well, in clear prose that includes interesting details and a good balance between the science and the practical consequences.

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In his book, Dr Perlmutter explains that we are not built to consume grains. This is hardly surprising, since the practice of growing large amounts of grain to feed a human population is only a very recent development, at least in terms of the human species. Before we started growing grains, in around 4,000 BC, we existed on a hunter-gatherer diet. This would have consisted of very fresh meat, fresh fish, nuts, leafy greens and seasonal berries. We would have eaten carbohydrates, in the form of tubers, but we would have eaten hardly any grasses, including wheat, rye, barley and rice. Our digestive systems are therefore set up to digest a non-grain diet. Since civilisation began, the sudden influx of large amounts of starch into our diet, which is quickly broken down into sugars in the gut, as well as us consuming actual sugars, especially in the form of concentrated fruit sugars, has been a shock to our digestive system.

Our body has a Hell of a time dealing with carbohydrates and sugars. Because meals heavy with these foods causes a rapid increase in the amount of sugar in our blood, our body has to work hard to remove the sugars from our blood system. It does this by pumping out insulin, which shepherds the sugar into our cells. But our cells can only take in so much sugar, and they soon begin to close the gates to more sugar coming in. As a result, even though our pancreas has pumped out lots of insulin, the sugar hasn't left our blood system, which is bad for our body as sugar is a toxin. As a result, not only can we get diabetes, we can also get blood pressure problems, heart problems, circulation problems etc etc. Read More...

Save the planet, ditch the mindset

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This week, Greta Thunberg visited London to speak to the Extinction Rebellion protesters who had been peacefully disrupting key sites in London in order to raise awareness of climate change. Greta has been doing an amazing job as a spokesperson for the climate change issue and her direct and straightforward speeches have been refreshing and invigorating to hear. Greta has been telling everyone that governments and corporations must start making major changes in order to save our planet, and ourselves, from the catastrophic effects of a warming planet.

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This is all good stuff but Greta hasn't really talked about what I think is the biggest obstacle to any meaningful progress on climate change reduction and our mass conversion to a sustainable society; the current human mindset.

I've mentioned before in articles on Climate Change that the biggest obstacle to stopping climate change is a mental one, for every indication of success for a person in our civilised world is synonymous with having a big carbon footprint. Owning a big car, owning a big house, going on holidays abroad, owning a large dog, flying everywhere, owning lots of foreign goods, having many children, all these things are the trappings of a 'successful' life. In comparison, all the things that go with a sustainable lifestyle, cycling, second-hand clothes, mended clothes, local holidays, one child or less, no flying, all these things are synonymous with the life of a low-achiever, a loser. Greta therefore has the unenviable task of telling literally billions of people that they must live the life of a social failure, a bum, in order to hopefully save their planet.
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Freemasonry and cooking

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Robert Sepehr produces many interesting videos on Youtube, several of which I've posted on this website in the past. He focusses on a variety of topics, including underground civilisations, unusual bloodlines, historical cults and related material. Today, I'm posting a video he created of a French film, 'Forces Occultes' or Occult Forces - subtitled 'The mysteries of Freemasonry unveiled for the first time on the screen'. It was released in 1943 and was the last film to be directed by ex-Freemason Paul Riche (the pseudonym of Jean Mamy). According to Sepehr, Mamy was later executed for revealing Freemasonry secrets. To quote from Sepehr's post, 'the film recounts the life of a young member of parliament who joins the Freemasons in order to relaunch his career. He thus learns of how the Freemasons are conspiring to encourage France into a war against Germany'. Here it is:

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Nikola Tesla and sub-quantum kinetics

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I am a big fan of Nikola Tesla, the famous engineer, physicist and inventor who developed the AC motor, among many other things, during his time in New York at the end of the nineteenth century. He was truly a genius.He was so gifted that he was said to be able to run experiments in his head and watch for any wear and tear, or problems in their design. He produced important, ground-breaking inventions and technologies but he also investigated and developed ideas that went counter to the current scientific orthodoxy. There is evidence that this wasn't well-received amongst the rich and powerful of the United States, and Tesla ended his life in poverty. According to reports, after he died, the FBI raided his rooms and took away all his papers. They eventually returned them to Tesla's solicitor, minus several key boxes of diagrams and notes.

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One such anomalous physics phenomena that Tesla was very interested in was that a high-energy electrical discharge seemed to produce a gravitational wave. He knew this because the discharge occurred in a vacuum chamber and yet he felt the gravitational shock-wave while standing nearby, discounting the possibility that it was caused by an air-pressure wave. According to standard physics, such behaviour should be impossible, as charge and gravity are officially not related. There is evidence that Tesla's insight about charge and gravitational waves was picked up by Russian scientists, among others, described in the very interesting book ''the scientist, the madman, the thief and their lightbulb'. Read More...

Bill and Ted 3!!

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As a bit of light relief in between blogs about our grim future, I wanted to talk about something totally amazing (possibly) that might happen soon; Bill and Ted 3!

I have always been a fan of Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, which is definitely one of my all-time favourite movies, as well as Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. They came out nearly thirty years ago but Bogus Journey is still as fun now as it was when it first appeared. Now, supposedly (unless it gets delayed again), there will finally be a third Bill and Ted movie. Here's a quick trailer from the guys:

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Working out who will survive climate change

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This week, many youngsters in the United Kingdom have gone out on school climate strikes/demonstrations, inspired by Greta Thunberg. Elsewhere in Europe and the world, young people have been demonstrating about our governments' political inaction with regard to climate change. In relation to an article on the subject, I made this comment in the Guardian newspaper:

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"A while ago, I watched a documentary in which a Navajo elder, discussing environmentalism, pointed out that the United States had a Bill of Rights, but not a Bill of Responsibilities. Do you think it would be beneficial for Greta Thunberg to write up a Bill of Responsibilities, including such duties as only flying in an emergency, becoming vegetarian, using public transport or cycling whenever possible, buying less goods, and for people to public pledge to adhere to those Responsibilities? A demonstration is a good thing but it's gone the next day. Long term pledges by many people would have a definite, positive impact."

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My comment ended up being be the Guardian's favourite comment for their article, but unfortunately, my comment is irrelevant in terms of stopping climate change. Global warming is now effectively a runaway train. We have passed several environmental tipping points on Earth. Methane is bubbling up in our cooked Arctic, the top of our Greenland ice-cap is becoming dark and being rained on in the winter, Australia is becoming inhospitable, its wildlife dying and much of its farming is collapsing. California and Greece are burning up and a major Antarctic ice-shelf is on the point of collapse. We are much further along than even the IPCC admits; they are still talking about trying to avoid 1.5C of warming, when we are in fact already 1.75C warmer compared to 1750 AD (rather than their reprehensible 1850 AD benchmark). We are way beyond demonstrations and political pledges; that time has gone. Now, I think there are only three rational discussions worth having with regard to our collective future:

1) Should I have children and inflict a life of hardship and climate chaos upon them? For that is what will happen to the vast majority of people in the next half-century. Fortunately, some people are openly discussing this matter and deciding not to have children. It is still a personal decision, with many difficult aspects to consider, but as long as people are thinking about it, that's progress.

2) I must still do my best to limit my negative effect on the planet for my own peace of mind. The fact that climate change is now a runaway train doesn't mean that our acts aren't important. We still have to look ourselves in the mirror everyday and I think we will all review our lives after they're over. Our personal acts are of great importance to us personally because they tell us what we are as moral and spiritual individuals. To use an analogy, there are seven billion people on our planet, so one death seems insignificant, but it's still wrong to murder someone.

3) Seven billion people are not going to survive climate change. In a century's time, our planet will only support seventy million people, or seven million people. Which few will survive? The remainder of this article tries to answer that third question. Read More...

Prof Eric Laithwaite - video review

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Here is a very well presented video about the career of Professor Eric Laithwaite, an accomplished engineer and inventor and the main brain behind MagLev or magnetic levitation. This video focuses mainly on Eric's development of magnetic levitation, which was a major achievement in itself, but at the 12:00 minute mark, the video moves on to a fascinating anomaly that Laithwaite highlighted. It is that a gyroscope, spinning at high speed, exhibits anomalous gravitation effects when moved in a certain direction. It seems, based on Laithwaite's straightforward demonstration, that the gyroscope's weight, the force of gravitation acting on its mass, is significantly lessened when moving in a certain direction while spinning at high speed.



Eric's demonstration is so simple that it's hard to imagine why this phenomenon hasn't been thoroughly investigated, but there are straightforward reasons for this.

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The Body Electric - book review

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The Body Electric, by Dr Robert Becker and Gary Selden, is an excellent investigation into how electrical signals control healing and general cellular function in the body. The first two-thirds of the book documents how the author, a physician and researcher in the United States, discovered how DC signals in the body, through the Schwann cells around the nerves, are critical in cellular repair and wound healing. He shows how salamanders are able to regrow their tails and bone fractures heal themselves. Clever use of current stimulation at very low levels can have a wondrous effect on wound repair, breakages and other healing effects. He shows that proteins and other cellular components act as semi-conductors, allowing rapid but low level electron flow through the body.

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The author then goes on to study how cancer growth and cancer removal are both heavily influenced by electron flow in the body. For example, he shows that when a salamander's tail is cut, its process of regrowth also heals cancerous growths in its own body, even if those cancerous growths were crafted on to it from another animal. This situation, 'cancer removal while the host is in a heightened healing state' is similar to another scenario, where a person in a high fever can actually be cured of his or her cancer. This phenomenon was discovered by the American physician William Coley, something I wrote about in an earlier blog article.

In the final few chapters of the book, Dr Becker then switches to the matter of electromagnetic pollution, from microwaves, cathode ray tubes, overhead power lines, mobile phones and other sources of radiation. During the book, Dr Becker has explained how all cellular processes on Earth, including our own bodies, are highly sensitive to magnetic fields, including our Earth's magnetic field, and all its subtle fluctuations. In the chapters of electromagnetic pollution, he puts forward a lot of evidence that the sheer mass of electromagnetic pollution we are now receiving is definitely affecting our mental states, our fertility, our cancer growths and other serious health issues. Read More...

Who's prepared to survive climate change?

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In the last few weeks, I've been writing about climate change and how human beings are going to survive on our planet in the future. The recent disasters in Queensland, Australia, where cattle farmers, after years of drought, have suffered livestock-destroying floods, show that farming outdoors will become increasingly difficult and eventually impossible in a climate-changed Earth. Australia has become one of the main countries that is suffering the first impacts of serious climate change. It has been suffering records temperatures, temperatures so high that its fish are dying in its rivers and its bats and marsupials are falling dead from its trees.

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If we follow the current, accelerating temperature changes, in fifty years time, no one will be able to survive outdoors in Australia for any significant length of time and the vast majority of its agriculture will be gone.

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The Blue Man Group and Venus Hum - I feel love

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I don't mention music much on this website, mostly because I think there are bigger issues that need discussing, but I found this performance of the classic Donna Summer hit 'I feel love' by The Blue Man Group and Venus Hum on vocals. I've watched it six times in two days, because it's just plain awesome.



P.s. if anyone's interested, here are my top 828 songs (in alphabetical order). I know it's a strange number, but they're all the ones in my record collection that got a star. The funny thing is, when I play them on random selection, I still feel that there's not enough of them but that's okay. We may be screwing up our planet but some of us have produced the most wonderful music; that's something to treasure.

1999, Prince, 1999
(Don't Fear) The Reaper, Blue Öyster Cult, Don't Fear the Reaper: The Best of Blue Öyster Cult
(Nothing But) Flowers, Talking Heads, Once In A Lifetime
(Still A) Weirdo, KT Tunstall, Tiger Suit (Deluxe Edition)
2000 miles, Pretenders, Best Of
4 seasons in one day, Crowded House, Woodface
50 ways to leave your lover, Paul Simon, Best Of
59th Street bridge song, Simon and Garfunkel, Best Of
99 Red balloons, Nena, Best Of
A hard rain's a-gonna fall, Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
A hazy shade of winter, Simon and Garfunkel, Bookends
A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix), Elvis Presley, Elvis 30 #1 Hits
A little respect, Wheatus, Best Of
A message to you, Rudy, Specials. The, Best Of

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How saving the planet can bring happiness

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Climate change is accelerating. If we don’t do something drastic soon, akin to a War-Effort, where agriculture is transformed to feed the population in the most land-efficient way (i.e. no beef), petrol is rationed, non-emergency flights are banned etc, we’re all screwed. Unfortunately, there’s no sign at all that the powers-that-be have any interest in doing this, or encouraging the general population to make such sacrifices. There are ways that some of us could survive, but even they're not being developed.

Fortunately, we, as individuals, still have the freedom to do the right thing and reduce our contribution to climate change. This is good news because climate change isn’t just a collective challenge, it’s a personal challenge and we can’t escape that. We’ve come into this world and we have the freedom to make choices and those choices stay with us; we will know what we did. There will be no absolution, no priestly forgiveness if we chicken out of our obligations. If we choose to not make an effort to help save our planet, because we like fancy goods and cheap holidays abroad and a big car etc, then in the future, when we see the devastation of our planet caused by such selfish decisions, we are going to hate ourselves. No one can escape this result. Any attempts to argue that our personal efforts are irrelevant don't work. To show the truth of this, here's an example:

A colleague once said to me 'what's the point of limiting my carbon footprint, there's seven billion people on this planet, it makes no difference!' I replied, 'so it's okay then if I kill you?' He was shocked and said 'no, of course not!' I replied that according to his logic, he's only one of seven billion people, so it's irrelevant if I kill him or not. He didn’t like the argument but it’s still true. His life might seem irrelevant on a global scale, but it’s still precious to him. In the same way, our efforts to help save our planet are very important to us. Read More...

Domed habitats - a reply to Scientists Warning .org

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This week, ScientistsWarning.org (who I talked about in the previous blog) emailed me and asked if I had anything to contribute to their cause. I don't think they were emailing me specifically, but it seemed a good opportunity to talk to them about our future on this planet, now that climate change is accelerating. I wanted particularly to put forward ideas of how to deal with our stormy future, and how to survive it. Here's my email to them:

Hello,

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Thank you for emailing me, asking for my feedback. Yes, I would like to contribute. I am a writer and illustrator, and I’ve been doing my best, for over a decade, to educate people on the critical issue of climate change. I’ve also tried to combine humour and facts to get the message across. For example, in 2012, I warned about arctic methane and pointed out to readers of my website that the climate would get so bad that we’d all have to end up being troglodytes or cave-dwellers. I came up with the slogan shown.

Unfortunately. I think we are now too far down the climate-catastrophe path for amusing slogans, media campaigns, political lobbying on renewables and suchlike. The tipping points have been passed and it’s clear the fossil-fuel banking system has adopted a ‘business as usual until martial law is declared’ approach.

Instead, I think we need to start planning how some of us are going to survive beyond 2100. The only communities that will survive on Earth in the next century will be ones either living underground or in domed habitats. Therefore, it is vital that we begin a process of making sure that there are domed habitats to move into. Read More...

Scientistswarning.org talk

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At the bottom of this blog entry is a video made by the ScientistsWarning.org organisation. Unlike the IPPC reports, whose predictions are often watered down in order to be allowed into the official pronouncements (such as the rate of warming of our oceans), ScientistsWarning talks frankly about what's to come. This talk references an interview with Mayer Hillman, 'an 86-year-old social scientist and senior fellow emeritus of the Policy Studies Institute', which I also definitely recommend. Hillman is straightforward and blunt. As it says in the article:

"Although Hillman has not flown for more than 20 years as part of a personal commitment to reducing carbon emissions, he is now scornful of individual action which he describes as “as good as futile”. By the same logic, says Hillman, national action is also irrelevant “because Britain’s contribution is minute. Even if the government were to go to zero carbon it would make almost no difference.”

Instead, says Hillman, the world’s population must globally move to zero emissions across agriculture, air travel, shipping, heating homes – every aspect of our economy – and reduce our human population too. Can it be done without a collapse of civilisation? “I don’t think so,” says Hillman. “Can you see everyone in a democracy volunteering to give up flying? Can you see the majority of the population becoming vegan? Can you see the majority agreeing to restrict the size of their families?”

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Paradox by Jim Al-Khalili - book review

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Paradoxes are fascinating things, 'a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.' In this book, Jim Al-Khalili talks about scientific and statistical paradoxes. They are:

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1) The quantum physics paradox of Schrodinger's Cat.
2) The intelligence and entropy conundrum of Maxwell's demon.
3) The existence of aliens conundrum of Fermi's Paradox.
4) The predictability paradox of Laplace's Demon.
5) Olber's Paradox, which is 'if the universe in infinite, why is the sky dark?'

Jim also adds in a few relativity paradoxes and a statistical paradox (the game show goats and car problem) to round off the list.

I am a big fan of popular science books; I find the good ones fascinating and they're a great way to learn about our universe. Unfortunately, our scientific establishment pushes a Scientific Materialist line. In other words, all 'thought' and 'life' is simply an illusory phenomena that comes about by the action of physical mechanisms.

As I've explained in many articles on this website, in particular the influence idea, as well as in my book how science shows that almost everything important we've been told is wrong, Scientific Materialism is scientifically impossible. Minds and spirits have to exist in order for living things to defy the law of entropy, for living things are constantly increasing order in the universe, when the Law of Entropy states that all physical things should become more disordered over time. Read More...

Big Premonition Experiment - Update

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It's now the 12th of January and it looks as if my vivid dream's prediction of an explosion/eruption and a large cloud of black smoke in the first few days of 2019 isn't going to happen, which is a huge relief. When I read in late December that Anak Krakatoa and Mount Etna were both active, and that Anak Krakatoa had created a devastating tsunami, I was very worried that a huge eruption would take place. Fortunately, it hasn't.

What does this say about my vivid dream? So far, it would seem that the dream was just a dream. Some readers might point out that I had the dream a year-and-a-half ago and that the timing of a volcanic eruption is chaotic in nature. In other words, that small shifts over time in weather systems, acting upon each other, could alter when a destruction occurs; the so-called 'Butterfly Effect'. This would mean that the time of an eruption is fundamentally unknowable, even using psi-awareness, until close to when it actually happens. I don't know if that's true. Personally, I am defaulting to a conservative viewpoint. Unless new evidence arises, I'm concluding that my dream wasn't prescient.

Unfortunately, I don't think this lets us off the hook in terms of the likelihood of a future disaster. Climate change now seems unstoppable, according to all the scientific evidence. We should definitely therefore be planning how we're going to survive on an inhospitable Earth. We need to start constructing protective environments for ourselves and our crops, not necessarily to survive in immediately, but part of a long-term development of our survival strategy. Read More...