The changing climate in the Arctic region has raised temperatures in the area, soaring 5°F (3°C) above normal in the last forty years. This part of the world has registered the most dramatic change, with the Arctic ice pack melting ten times faster than any other place in the world—a melt of 100 billion tons of ice per year. If the entire ice sheet structure in the Arctic region melts, it could cause a rise in sea level not of a mere single foot, or 12 inches (a minimum level), but more than seven feet by the end of the century, according to many experts. Already the small Brazilian town of Atafona is being swallowed up by the ocean with 183 buildings already destroyed.
“Hallucinatory humbug,” many would say, although the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) unveiled measured scientific projections regarding environmental changes on land, in the sea and in the air. Its data, however, has become, according to the International Herald Tribune (November 19, 2007), an ‘underestimation of our changing reality’ even before publication.
In our work ahead, each of us must create a new positive direction for the planet. There must be a credible and substantive effort from each of us to address food and water resources and to understand what community really means. It is not just buying a piece of land somewhere, but learning to work and share together. Equally, we have been anthropocentric (human-centered), having neglected the other aspects of the world in which we live. Our accustomed mentality of exploitation and competition throughout most of the ‘industrial age’ goes far back into history: Aristotle said that ‘nature has made all things for the sake of man,’ indicating the mistaken perspective that things which are nonhuman are there only to assist.
The New Era is bringing forth a brutal awakening. At the same time, we are learning how to become more sensitive to Mother Nature in general. And this is leading to our understanding of how to work in harmony with each other and our environment.
Not only are we learning to be stewards, but we are understanding that even the slightest cutting down of trees or the planting of trees multiplied by the millions of people on the planet easily shifts the climate in our region. And while the poorest communities are obviously vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, so are the wealthiest, because they have the most to lose.
Heat waves and drought are affecting certain regions while heavier than normal precipitation resulting in floods are affecting others, sometimes with freezing temperatures. This was already stated by me over thirty years ago when I released the illustrated version of The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch® in the 1970s. Knowing that there is a greater future for all of humanity, The Keys tells us that we must reclaim our birthright to participate in the lessons of planet Earth as custodians and harvesters of “Mother Earth”. In anticipation of the fuller changes and fulfillment of The Keys, let us take seriously the signs we are witnessing that invite us to participate more fully in our Father’s House of Many Mansions.
— J.J. Hurtak, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Winter 2007 Series 5 Volume 6
Global Warming: Earth in Transition (Part 1)
Tischrede: Climate Change and Consciousness Change
J.J. Hurtak, Ph.D., Ph.D. and Desiree Hurtak, Ph.D.
Global Warming: Earth in Transition (Part 2)