The Master of the Key warned about the danger of polar ice melting in his conversation with Whitley Strieber in 1998 (The NEW, revised edition of The Key, with a foreword that talks about how many of his statements later turned out to be true, will be in bookstores May 12). Now his prediction--like so many others in "The Key"--is coming true: Because of climate change, the air is getting warmer, melting the ice at the North Pole, which is diluting the surrounding Laurentian sea, making it less salty. Eventually, the northern ocean will warm up so much that that the temperature differential needed to pump the North Atlantic Current will not be sufficient, and the current will down, leading to extreme cold weather in the northern hemisphere by altering the ocean currents that give Western Europe its moderate climate. In other words, England will become like Alaska!
The Master of the Key also told Whitley that "there are many universes." It's yet another of his predictions that have come true: Quantum physicists tell us that parallel universes are real. But one researcher thinks that the early universe had just one spatial dimension--in other words, it resembled a drawing: Everything was a straight line. Physicist Dejan Stojkovic thinks that the early universe--which exploded from a single point and was very, very small at first--was one-dimensional (like a straight line) before expanding to include two dimensions (like a plane) and then three (like the world in which we live today). That means that a fourth dimension will open up--if it hasn't already--as the universe continues to expand.
The theory of evolving dimensions represents a radical shift from the way we think about the cosmos--about how our universe came to be. Because it takes time for light and other waves to travel to Earth, telescopes peering out into space can, essentially, look back into time as they probe the universe's outer reaches. In other words, we can "see" into the past. Gravitational waves can't exist in one- or two-dimensional space. So Stojkovic reasoned that the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), a planned international gravitational observatory, should not detect any gravitational waves emanating from the lower-dimensional epochs of the early universe. But because the planned deployment of LISA is still years away, it may be a long time before Stojkovic and his colleagues are able to test their ideas this way.