March 5th, 2012 • 1:11 PM
A Year of Extreme Weather: Time for a Revolution in Forecasting

by Meghan Rouillard

Six days from now will be the one year anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake which shook the Tohoko region of Japan, leveling entire cities, and killing tens of thousands.

After a relative calm on the earthquake front for the past couple of weeks, this weekend saw several stronger earthquakes-- one near New Zealand, also hit about one year ago by the Christchurch earthquake, and one in central Argentina. Citizens in the San Francisco Bay area of California were awakened this morning to a weaker 4.0 magnitude earthquake, but after the events of the past year, even the experience of such weaker quakes surely causes those awakened to think upon those more dangerous quakes of the past year, and the looming and relatively well-known threat of a more major quake to hit California-- a warning which President Obama has not even acknowledged.

This coincides with a pick-up in activity on our Sun, which unleashed an X-1 class solar flare just this morning. On the LPAC site over the past year, we have outlined, in conjunction with collaborators, the fallacy of studying weather from a purely terrestrial standpoint, as was done most recently in our report on Planetary Defense.

This March we are also reminded of the destructive tornado outbreaks of one year ago which hit the United States. Smaller outbreaks began in January and February of this year. On Feb. 29th, Harrisburg, Illinois was hit with an EF-4 tornado. Close to 40 people have been killed in tornadoes over the past week from North Carolina up to Indiana.

This morning, we also have news that Obama is scheduled to give the graduation address at Joplin High School-- hardly a high school anymore. It has barely been rebuilt. Seniors take classes at a nearby mall, and other classes are held in empty warehouses in industrial buildings. As we know, Obama spoke in Joplin almost one year ago, and talked about the inability to know why and when such weather events hit.

Contrast Obama’s “we can’t know” statements from one year ago, and repeated by him since then, to Lyndon LaRouche’s own views on the subject of man controlling processes at the level of the galaxy, from his recent paper, “The Mystery of Your Time:”

I am considering the advent of men and women today as explorers of the future of mankind, who, for the moment, will be seemingly even minuscule, relative to the vastly growing density of the devices which are presently relevant to not only the security of mankind’s persons within the Solar system, but including here “at home.” I point to a much vaster array of responsive instruments of information, command, and control, such as that associated with such functions as security placed, to mankind’s advantage, within not only remote and difficult regions of the Solar system itself, but penetrating special regions of our galaxy.

If we had dumped Obama one year ago, not only could we have rebuilt areas like Joplin, but we could have made major breakthroughs in the science of weather forecasting. This would have involved collaborative work with Russia on proposals such as IGMASS Global Monitoring System and the more recent SDE proposal, referenced in our report on Planetary Defense. We at LaRouchePAC have responded to these proposals, further elaborating and expanding the parameters to be taken into account, while under Obama, we have done nothing but hurtle towards a great conflict with Russia, culminating in the provocations around the Russian Presidential election.

Reflecting upon the extreme weather of the past year, now wreaking havoc once again, we should ask ourselves why we haven’t yet dumped this President of ours, and quickly act to do so.

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