In a Post-NAWAPA World, Man Could Temper Hurricanes
August 27, 2011 • 9:44AM

The following segment from the Aug. 26 "While You were Sleeping," by Natalie Lovegren, gives a glimpse of how, as we reassert Man's true nature as co-creator of the universe, we can stop being victims of destructive natural events, such as Hurricane Irene:

"As LaRouche discussed in the Weekly Report, we can deal with these extreme threats of drought and flooding, with NAWAPA. NAWAPA will create the type of water-balancing system that not only distributes water evenly for our needs, but will be part of a noetic balancing and tempering of the planet, that is consistent with a progressive evolutionary process. We could say that we have to help nature to bring herself into harmony.

"We've come a long way since the old Earth days of a hot, acrid environment where oceans were too hot to swim in, volcanoes dominated the terrain, and the low-oxygen atmosphere only supported very simple forms of life. The advent of green plant life began to temper the Earth's climate, distributing water to dry regions and cooling them, making them more suitable for animal and plant life. Trees moistened the air, and roots helped to create soil that further sustained more plant life.

"The greening of these land areas further tempered the climate by bringing more rain. Deforested areas or deserts produce thinner weaker clouds, while over the densely wooded areas, thick rainy clouds are formed.

"While plants prepared the way, humans have a much greater potential to aide these plants in the distribution of water than they do themselves.

"Furthermore, this tempering of the system by a more even distribution of water, equalizes extreme temperatures and mitigates severe weather. Extreme weather is caused by the convergence of opposite temperature, pressure and moisture conditions. So, for example, a front may be formed when a cool dry air mass meets a warm moist air mass.

"The extremes of the hot dry Sahara converging with the cooler rainy and green equatorial region of Africa, including the cool Gulf of Guinea converge to create a wind stream called the African Easterly Jet over the Sahel. This system forms what are called African Easterly waves — long waves that move with the trade winds from Africa across the Atlantic. Similarly, the convergence of the extreme wet monsoon southwesterlies with dry northeasterlies is proposed to generate West African squall lines — chains of thunderstorms hundreds of miles long; the largest, rainiest systems observed over land.

"The coincidence of these systems is thought to be the cause of most, if not all, Atlantic hurricanes.

"But human intervention to harmonize water on two continents through the greening of the Sahara, and the construction of NAWAPA, would no doubt have a major impact on the climate.

"So, as plant and animal life began the work to temper these extreme conditions on Earth, human beings must continue it."

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