Whitley's Journal

Journal entries relating to "environment"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
This is a journal entry I hoped I would never have to write. For most of my career, I have been fighting to prevent this, to slow it down or at least to plan for it. What is happening is that methane hydrates are melting in the Arctic Ocean and along the US Atlantic seaboard. The methane they are releasing is adding to that already pouring out of...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2001
I am sitting here stunned. I have just found out that the climate is changing much faster than scientists used to think. The extraordinary process of sudden climate change is not somewhere down the road. It is staring us right in the face. What is worse, we are absolutely unprepared. A large minority of the public actually believes the loopy...
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Saturday, July 22, 2000
The world's weather is deteriorating much more rapidly than Art Bell and I ever dreamed possible when we were writing the Coming Global Superstorm. At the same time, the media and the government continue to take a wait-and-see posture. Worse, at a time when our world and our country are going to need imaginative and effective leadership, the...
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Tuesday, May 11, 1999
A massive forest fire is burning the West Kalimantan province of Indonesian Borneo. The fire, outside the provincial capital of Palankaraya, was started during a land-clearing operation. The fire has become huge, and a vast cloud of haze is spreading across the region, causing health problems and complicating air operations in surrounding...
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Friday, December 18, 1998
The first indication of how financial professionals expect Y2K (The Year 2000 Problem) to affect the economy has appeared in the form of a financial futures trade that reveals their private thinking on this matter. This trade, which consists of a combination of long (purchase) and short (sale for later repurchase at a lower price) positions...
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Monday, January 12, 1998
What I believe is that human science has the capacity to study, identify and benefit from the UFO and close encounter reports, and the materials being generated. On balance, I think that there is probably another intelligence involved with us, but I do not know its origin. I would not be too surprised to discover that it was something very...
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