We applied for a Provincial OK to release hydroxyl for carbon offsetting/GHG removal. It will be several weeks before the company obtains the green light. This application is the first of its kind in Canada. The company charges $25/CO2 equivalent for its nature based solution.
With 40 billion tonnes of addressable, abandoned CO2 emissions being produced for several years in a row, no one should be under the illusion that the two to three planets’s worth of trees actually needed, nor the speed of CO2 removal can really be counted as action: it is more like just putting trees back.
Using biology like this is a pastoral approach, and is not appropriate for handling an abrupt climate shift, or several shifts in sequence as we may be looking at in terms of collapse milestones known as feed backs and tipping points.
Really, governments are just at the beginning of the virtuous chain of actions that are necessary to match the “speed of technology” that is behind this full spectrum disaster. Technology can provide the matching magnitude of GHG removals required to move the levels downward in a time frame that can mean reasonable human survival.
The trees planted will not remove us from the worst case scenarios pathways, which we are still firmly on. Don’t be pacified by governments who are still avoiding paying for technology based removal of gases. They need to be reminded that this is far from being dealt with and that working technology was needed thirty years ago.
Humanity, unfortunately is going to have to go into the “red” to ensure a feasible climate security picture. There is little government machinery in place to pay for public GHG removal, which means that politicians were the last to truly understand the situation. This does not bode well for humanity unless we all ensure that politicians know the IPCC has already spoken on this: GHG removal technologies are urgently required for immediate deployment and this should be their first priority above everything else.
PAY ATTENTION TO KEVIN ANDERSON: https://youtu.be/aTaqd6rn2RA
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd, climate strategist.
You’d think that the 300MT of removed carbon was really helping in the voluntary carbon markets, but it is not. Buyers of offsets there can steal a tonne of CO2 removed for a buck, leaving the offsetters and the victims cheated of at least $49/tonne according to numerous sources on the true costs of carbon and methane. The true cost must be streamlined globally right away, as there are funds for mitigation going missing because of shorting in these markets, by both private companies AND GOVERNMENTS.
See for yourself here at these links:
Until the world, through the IPCC and other international agreements, standardizes the reparations cost for GHGs, both governments and private organizations will abuse these markets for the sake of profit.
Even in glorious Canada, governments have only been paying $12 or less CAD for offsets, and pocketing the difference from up to $50 in taxes/tonne to general revenue. There are claims that the tax is revenue neutral but the figures do not add up, nor is there a dedicated trust fund publicized for that difference, and there should be.
The voluntary market only offsets 330MT/year CO2e, in a possible 40Billion tonne market, so in this early stage is it critical to be setting aside the correct mitigation funds for the real mitigation to come.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd
CEO, ReductionTech Inc
There has never been a committee struck to discuss GHG removal technologies at the international level, like COP 26, but I contacted Alok Sharm the Chair, to finally ask for a committee.
This lack of policy action has led to a “climate apartheid” that must be stopped. This Doctor, camping in tree tops to stop TMX pipeline truly knows that we must stop it: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-doctor-marks-6-days-camping-in-trees-to-protest-trans-mountain-pipeline-1.5056955#:~:text=A%20Vancouver%20doctor%20has%20spent,protest%20the%20Trans%20Mountain%20pipeline.&text=VANCOUVER%20%2D%2D%20A%20Vancouver%20doctor,Trans%20Mountain%20pipeline%20expansion%20project.
Climate crisis already causing deaths and childhood stunting, report reveals: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/31/climate-crisis-already-causing-deaths-and-childhood-stunting-report-reveals
The developed nations are entangled in a murder-suicide climate emergency that must be stopped:
Climate Change Is Already Killing Us
How Our Warmer and Wetter Planet Is Getting Sicker and Deadlier by the Day: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2019-09-23/climate-change-already-killing-us
Experts Warn Climate Change Is Already Killing Way More People Than We Record: https://www.sciencealert.com/official-death-records-are-terrible-at-showing-how-many-people-are-dying-from-the-climate-crisis
As the Arctic Ice degrades to open-slush this year, we must double-down to get technologies removing the GHGs, and cutting emissions further-no excuses. Folks! There is a body count! Get on the right side of history and tell your politicians to remove carbon now. Deniers must be re-educated and re-educated again.
A carbon insurance number that holds your personal carbon budget information profile and history and helps you find ways to offset your carbon over a certain level has now become necessary so that scientists can manage the climate mitigation work that is being done and started.
If we don’t confront this fact, we are going to continue down the trajectory that is going to kill a lot of people and biosphere.
As a species we have to get control of our carbon demand and removal immediately. We all have a personal stake in this planet’s condition. It is time to appreciate this planet in scientific and thoughtful ways as a species of enlightened individuals. A global personal commitment to a livable planet by everyone is the last big step we need to take.
Don’t we deserve to survive? The sooner we commit to what is going to be delayed gratification and emergency socialization of carbon, the better off we will all be.
As the CEO and founder of a negative emissions technology I am telling you all this out of love for you and the planetary diversity that is left. There is no point in my company helping you unless you work with me to really be truly effective, because as of today, August 8,2020, you are not lowering your carbon demand. I presently see this as a demand-side issue.
The honor system for emissions reduction currently applied with individuals and with nations at the COP 25 level have failed.
Our particular technology can only reduce warming by 2.1’C by removing methane and synthetic Greenhouse gases once fully applied. After this, there are no second chances. The reason my company exists is to help you succeed and we know that carbon demand must come down by 50% virtually immediately. Our youth are fully aware of the need for equity, as well as many others. To stall a program of global carbon demand reduction is harmful to your fellow humanity.
Friends, the science has clearly shown us where we are headed, and what we have left to salvage, which is a significantly damaged biosphere. We are now all global citizens with global responsibilities whether we like it or not. We are now all accountable to each other whether we like it or not. We need to get on the same page about our global state.
Our carbon consumption is no longer a private matter-it matters to everyone because we do have an overshoot of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere which we all contributed to. Our first mission as a global society, is to succeed at saving our biosphere for ourselves to live on. All other affairs are trivial right now.
The news media must join in this call to globally unite and organize a rapid emergency carbon demand reduction system for everyone, that is equitable and just, while we also remove the excess greenhouse gases. I know that if you were in my shoes, you would also call for these measures so that we can all succeed.
I wish you well,
Viva Cundliffe, CEO Reduction Tech
There we have it, and so we add this as a potential big clue that this planet’s ecosystem is influenced by its resident life. They were a source of fossil fuels, using the free energy of the sun, and their extinction events have been very beneficial for us.
We have a higher CO2 level than presented in the above graph at 480 ppm effective CO2 level in CO2e, when the refrigerant gas releases are factored in. (Dr. R. Prinn MIT)
In this first video, I presented the Atmospheric Contingency Plan Oxygen Assessment part 1 and provide this important paper on the snowball earth phenomenon, which is well studied at http://www.snowballearth.org.
There are many excellent discussions on this and stem from a long tradition of multidisciplinary forensics in the area of Geology; these are available to us to have a real chance at a non toxic phase 2 in our battle with global warming. Subscribe and stay tuned.
The truth shall set you free…or maybe not….
The atmosphere almost totally relies upon the hydro oxygens to clean it. Here is proof from over a dozen major institutions: https://acd-ext.gsfc.nasa.gov/People/Jackman/Liang_et_al_2017.pdf
The abstract and introduction are very clear so this really is a full scientific endorsement for OH and hydro oxygens as a route for atmospheric cleanup, especially methane which is coming online.
Further to this the paper reads: “The hydroxyl radical (OH) is the primary atmospheric oxidant, and reaction with tropospheric OH is the most important removal process for many ozone-depleting substances (ODSs), their replacements and other gases that contain one or more hydrogen atoms, e.g., hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Many of these compounds are also potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) and can exert significant impacts on climate [Rigby et al., 2014; Velders et al., 2015]. The rates at which these long-lived gases are removed from the atmosphere, and therefore, their lifetimes, are dependent on the atmospheric OH abundance…
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If the current man made greenhouse gases and methane were removed from the air, humanity would lower the global temperature by half a degree Celsius.
There is a technology which can emit the hydroxyl radical, whose formula is OH* on a large scale to do this. This OH* is lighter than water in air and floats along with the wind until it can react with one of the greenhouse gases and remove them. About half of the OH* put in the air meets with these gases.
When the OH* is made by the technology, it starts with one oxygen radical, an O*. This O* makes contact with water and forces the water to react and make two OH*.
The formula is O* + H2O→ 2OH*
In this way an oxygen-like OH is doubled, which makes the process much more effective and efficient.
Scientists have learned that this common molecule does…
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The first dimension is the abandonment of billions of CO2 equivalents of emissions into our common atmosphere, totally abusing the services it provides. We all have done this, and must remember we are hurting others directly when we do.
The second dimension is treating the heating caused by the gases. The only way to do that are to remove or prevent these gases. We need to do everything to reduce the gas levels, which means that both approaches should be in full swing. For some reason, we have attempted only half of this, by trying to change carbonisation of our economies, and have left out the critical gas levels.
The present gas levels are a critical threat and part of the root cause of our problems. We should not point fingers about this being “green washing”, nor an easy get out of jail card. People will have to be deployed for the removal and so lives and societies are being changed. We have very little time for climate virtue signaling now.
We can’t let climate virtue signaling drown out the fact that we are in a great deal of peril and need to select emergency measures now and fund them to scale.
We will have to rely on some kind of science informed process at an international level-perhaps through the Clean Development Mechanism, which could be tasked with hosting a process, and having it connect with the COP 26 as major committee work sessions. I think there is no excuse left for this to happen at COP 26. We should virtually force these CO2 removal committees to be struck for COP 26.
Good news, the Canadian Federal Government is now engaged in creating GHG offset protocols. One step closer to removing the public’s emissions gap in Canada.
I see that biomass energy is considered carbon neutral no matter what. Well it matters. If globally we are at more than 400ppm, and we are at 500ppm as of June 2020, we need to be reducing aggressively, no matter what field we are in. Playing the carbon neutral card a this point is a sophomoric technicality.
Our negative emissions technology which disperses hydroxyl, at https://www.reductiontech.com at ReductionTech.com, will be necessary to achieve our urgent temperature goals.
The recent Ozone hole over the Arctic show yet again that science is still actually struggling with a very serious problem which can be addressed with another Oxygen Protocol.
We all know that the base chemistry is important and must be focused upon when thinking about how to address the persistent holes.
Here we see in the graphic that O1D oxygen is a major driver of oxidation cycles in the Ozone layer. The way this can be addressed is to use YSZ ceramic membranes to produce oxide gas. This oxide will serve perfectly an instill the baseline molecules including more hydroxyl and more Ozone within the very critical Chapman cycle.
An airlift of oxide gas in compressed tanks could be initiated to provide this solution. The main technical barrier remaining is to test whether oxide gas can be compressed successfully for this protocol.
This key part of the Oxygen Earth Protocol simply needs ceramic cells producing oxide gas after confirming compressibility of oxide.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd
Fossil Fuels on Trial: Where the Major Climate Change Lawsuits Stand Today: Quoted from the article cited below the excerpt:
“Updated Jan. 17, 2020, with federal appeals court dismissing the national youth climate lawsuit.
The wave of legal challenges that is washing over the oil and gas industry, demanding accountability for climate change, started as a ripple after revelations that ExxonMobil had long recognized the threat fossil fuels pose to the world.
Over the past few years: Two states have launched fraud investigations into Exxon over climate change and sued (one went to trial in 2019, and the attorney general lost). Nine cities and counties, from New York to San Francisco, have sued major fossil fuel companies, seeking compensation for climate change damages. And determined children have filed lawsuits against the federal government and various state governments, claiming the governments have an obligation to safeguard the environment.”
The article continues here:
Comment: As we see below, there are significant cases falling through the cracks because of legislative confusion. Governments, through their judicial systems are too often forgetting that they are the parties that provided permits and licensing for many decades. This government amnesia must be corrected through concerted effort and awareness of litigants, by forcing them to remember that they did provide “permit issuing supervision” on behalf of the people, in a position of trust that should be completely consistent across the whole government architecture. The judges have no excuse for missing the reality of government joint culpability, and indeed the government really has a critical co-liability that they are effectively hiding by avoiding the facts about their own governments. To this end I have written to the International Commission of Juries, which sets standards for judges, explaining this problem.
As a climate strategist, environmental engineer, and Clean tech founder, I want the following advice to be on record, so that our urgent climate crisis is better dealt with. Firstly to get justice happening for the historical emissions floating around in the atmosphere, which is a liability for the wealthy ten percent, they need to divide their emissions into three categories, their personal lifestyle emissions, their personal operations, and the emissions baked into their investments, and then they must cut them very drastically and attempt to go carbon negative. Then, there are two liability areas for the government-industrial-corporate complex: first is the historical emissions gap, second is the present emissions gap, both need to be targeted. Simply put, in order for the wealthy to begin to address the debt they have caused by their large footprints, they are going to have to downsize.
Things like private jets, boats, extra residences must go into lock down and not used on a long term basis. They must take responsibility for the emissions embedded in their investments because they are liable for indulging on those investments. And doing things, like Royal funds for Climate solutions, Billionaire Climate projects must at least quintuple in size to be of any real leadership value or effect. Angel investors must engage in very stringent carbon accounting with their startup portfolios, or be held liable.
The wealthy should also consider giving back to governments and letting infrastructure investments happen on a very generous and worldwide basis. Tax payments could be lump sum and voluntary, and the wealthy should think more progressively in this way, which will help them move out of their acquisitive lives, to a life of more relevance, responsibility and meaning. Just doing green washing, with nominal sums in the tens of millions of funds is not going to accomplish what needs to get done if humanity is going to survive. I encourage them to start an accounting ledger for carbon conservation work they accomplish to protect themselves from future liability, because the liability landscape for climate change has only just begun.
They need to look at this graphic and do the math with changing this graphic to carbon negative in mind. I also want them to realize that the states which have allowed the amassing of excessive abundant money resources is justified in amending tax policy to recoup for the externalities which the wealthy are taking advantage of, and are not paying for, and, do most certainly owe money for. Governments that are funded do things like clean up slums, pollution, and protect environments and should be given their due so that this can be accomplished.
Well with COVID 19 and the climate crisis totally force everyone to be thinking at a global level, as survival, habitat and shelter is being taken by the mostly white western culture’s excessive emissions. This debt is not only karmic, is is a debt created from the unleashing of capitalisms’ cancerous white collar criminals. They dragged a lot of unsuspecting people along into their damaging selfish and destructive wholesale systems purely to push goods on others for the sake of profit. Before we could get policy in place to assess product life cycles, these criminals raced to fleece the planet’s resources, and leave others homeless and starving as a direct result from the excessive emissions that resulted in western cultures. We all now that the top 1% have not yet been fully reigned in and made accountable for their excesses and destructive business models. These liabilities must be played out in law courts as urgently as possible. No one will get out of this planet without accounting for their deeds in this area to a supreme being that has been generous with a magical creation and probably looks upon the Earth as one of the universe’s greatest eyesores.
We all have to pressure our societies to move in this direction permanently.
Viva Cundliffe, Eng., PhD abd
Hydroxyl cycles with nature, as the Sun exposure in the fall reduces, there is less there to control the virus, but we keep up pollution levels all year, thus, the pollution particle vector is maximized in the fall and winter. Less hydroxyl means more viruses, and high pollution levels steal hydroxyl that may have been destined to kill viruses naturally. This supports the statement that hydroxyl is swamped by our emissions to our detriment.
Well, we actually have to begin dropping productivity and stopping expansion through government health authorities, whom are tasked with protecting public health.
Governments need to ration productivity and expansion by creating an effective across the board 7.1% reduction in emissions every year for 10 years. Essential services may have more leeway than non essential, which can take a bigger reduction to achieve this average.
All investments, such as private, like angel networks, and venture capitalists need to be mandated and put on a rationing system to become climate neutral and carbon negative as soon as possible, holding these organizations accountable in detail and in writing.
These policies should have been implemented as we experienced the coronavirus. Now that we have the game plan for that happening, it’s time to focus on GHG reduction through two streams: actual direct removal from the air with technology, and emissions reduction through planning de-carbonization, de-growth, population reduction, and green deals.
Unfortunately the honor system was not successful for governments nor private groups and people, so we must wake up to the fact that this is no longer optional as it is a life or death situation, a real and present existential threat to all of us. Left-right politics is nothing but a distraction from what needs to get done now. We must globally launch into a GHG draw down right away. There is no excuse for not doing this and the punishment will be extinction level loss of a quickly shrinking habitat and biodiversity. It is now DO or DIE. Wake up your elected officials ASAP everyone.
ReductionTech, the most desperately needed GHG draw down technology in the world, where we say “Local Pollution is Global Pollution”. We’re ready to go, and just waiting for governments to come to their senses.
Well we are all swimming in each other’s exhausts. This is not being negative or purist, this is the reality. Local pollution is now global pollution because we are collectively so numerous and so powerful.
We know more than enough to begin removing GHGs from the atmosphere with technologies that disperse hydroxyl radicals like ReductionTech.com.
Governments have to make the big moves on this as soon as possible; it will not work any other way.
My own mother, who is 79 years young falls into this mistaken thinking, and I have heard that many others in this demographic do as well. This means that a large number of people are not paying attention to their carbon footprints because they think that humans can’t impact the climate.
How do we use science to ensure that the seniors not on board are taught properly?
As the world plummets and crashes into a projected 3’C world, the only things left to do are remove GHGs from the air by any and every means possible.
Note the methods in this article. I don’t support BECCs, but all others are good. Not included is hydroxyl dispersal, (reductiontech.com), which removes all emissions at once and packs the most punch.
A B Corp or a Community Contribution Corporation is mandated to be sustainable for the environment and to limit profit taking, among other things. This would be really helpful for everyone, and reign in the harmful aspects of capitalism, while preserving entrepreneurship.
Bad billionaires and millionaires lift money from their employees and suppliers, and we should not forget that all money is tied to raw materials that come from the Earth, (a delicate space habitat) no matter how special you think the innovators and entrepreneurs are.
Millions of humans and species are at risk of going extinct because of our emissions practices and so this trend must stop. By having significant fractions of the private sector, the engine of new growth, and governments taking responsibility largely for public emissions, we can begin to reverse course.
Two weeks ago I tweeted to Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, asking them to go carbon negative with their operations, and now I am calling for the same from the whole private sector and governments.
Businesses use raw materials from the Earth as they expand or grow, and must take the emissions into account up front or we will get nowhere with the trajectory of killing. The same goes for governments. In Canada I have found that no level of government has expressly taken responsibility for the public’s emissions, so the public just goes on with no means to help themselves. I am certain that the Canadian public does not want to be the cause of human and animal deaths if they don’t have to, and is willing to treat the polluted commons as a whole if possible.
The means to remove emissions for the public is available.
I have also called for angel investors in BC to go carbon negative with their portfolios. If a combined effort in this direction were taken, and all of the above was included, we would be on the right track.
Governments going carbon neutral by 2050 is sending the clear message that a vast number of deaths of humans and animals are acceptable as we hold to a high standard of living in the meantime, mollycoddling the situation as painlessly as possible. There is untold pain and suffering because of this message, arable land is being lost, and many lives with it, all because of us-the advanced nations.
It is past time for governments to deal with the public’s emissions through removal and reduction schemes that are more effective than the carbon tax and time fo businesses everywhere to go carbon negative.
Look around, local pollution IS global pollution.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd, ReductionTech
Now that Charles is finally openly worried about the kind of world he is leaving to his grandkids, showing he really did not dig into the science responsibly enough 20 years ago when others were and he was fully informed, we have royal funds. Now this is supposed to become a “prestigious effort” now to satisfy the royal self mania and grandiosity. Don’t waste my time with advice to be satisfied that they finally opened their fat pockets…I have personally gone into debt to fight the climate disaster for over two decades.
The Royals realized finally that not everything was going to “stay pretty” for them as they float on their Islands of wealth in a sea of growing suffering. They had every advantage of knowledge and science that could have prompted them to prevent this disaster 20 years ago, but Charles did not fully grasp and hold on to the precautionary principle. Thus, we see that when really needed, establishment royals are useless, bloated, and complacent.
You will see that the first claim Prince William is making is that his work is the most prestigious- does that not make anyone else want to puke? Anyway, have a look at what he thinks he is going to try to do with a lot of help: https://globalnews.ca/video/6351318/prince-william-launches-prize-to-solve-earths-top-environmental-challenges
We all know that emerging solutions being funded 20 years ago would have made our predicament much better. These royals are very tardy which is being extremely generous. It really points up the fact that amassed wealth is a real detriment to the health of society – it always needs to be moving in a positive direction. So those who amass this wealth are actually hoarding valuable flow that should be directed much more aggressively back into the commons.
What we have is a class of money addicts, dragging us down.
A real solution available is at www.reductiontech.com
This article is about new emissions. The accumulated emissions we have now still warrant copious removal; see www.reductiontech.com
We are working to ready our Emergency Methane Release Arresters at ReductionTech.com in order to assist with this event.
It looks like we have about a 10% allowance in the system for our administrative screw up with combustion. The problem is that it certainly is no more and we can see the leading edge of our mistake now. I made this graph for the climate deniers as well as others. The idea you should get is just to see how powerful humanity is on the very limited Earth system now:
Above is the peer reviewed projection of our oxygen use but the graph does not reflect the total as the first graph does. Scientist call this a budget because it simply is what we have out there for oxygen. Note also that 10% of the atmosphere as both nitrogen and oxygen has been forced through our power operations. Let’s note that at these levels, the hydroxyl has been swamped five times over, which is exponential, and which means nature gave us a safety factor of five on this, so take note-we are done! We have to pare down-and fast!
If you want to know more about the very dangerous tipping point of the hydroxyl situation, read this:
Instead of telling ourselves that the delay found in most carbon offsets makes them a poor idea, I suggest the better strategy is to deploy all carbon offsets as soon as possible.
Right now it matters to get any downward trajectory on our emissions going, even though we would like a quicker fix. We are going to need all fixes available.
The wealthy must re-define themselves in the new reality. They must accept that a part of the accouterments of being flush with money, is their immediate liability to everyone else. Their homes, their cars, and boats, air travel are only acceptable today if they are carbon negative both presently and historically.
Let’s revisit this graph of the footprint we’re talking about:
We need to add to the sentiment and necessity here that all existing operations that the wealthy have should be taken carbon negative as soon as possible. We know that new operations throughout the world are going to fare better now that the world is waking up.
Living large and being financially successful today absolutely does inflict dangers on everyone else. we have to be honest and let this be known now.
I personally have already tweeted to Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, and asked him to take his operations and life carbon negative. I am going to ask more wealthy people to do the same.
Maybe others will join me in the communication effort so that we can minimize the unfolding fatalities and damages. These gases are invisible, but they have met with a scientific community that is successfully showing everyone how they impact the Earth System for all of us.
If the wealthy do not step up and buy up all of the carbon offsets that emerge, they are not taking care of the most important thing to them-their own interests.Tweet
I would like to ask you to voluntarily work to take your lives and your operations and your historical emissions carbon negative as soon as possible. All I am asking is that you to put in the immediate effort to save yourselves, as well as everyone you hurt with your emissions. Once you have exhausted all of the carbon offsets currently in existence, would you kindly let me know by contacting me directly or have the news media report on it widely.
Viva Cundliffe, PhD abd, CEO, ReductionTech
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In Amos 4:2 God swore by His holiness, all of His moral integrity, His very nature. He also swore by Himself (Amos 6:8), indicating everything that He is and His sovereignty over all creation. Israel was not impressed. So God says, “Look, I have sworn by My holiness and by Myself, and that didn’t carry any weight with you. So now I will swear by something so great—your own pride—that you can’t refuse!” What irony! God says if He swears by something of theirs, it may mean more to them than if He swears by something of His!
This passage also shows that when man gets out of step with God, then nature too begins to suffer. Beauty begins to be replaced by ugliness. We begin to see huge piles of slag, polluted rivers, foul-smelling garbage dumps, expanding deserts, and denuded forests. Finally, when the land begins to vomit the people out (Leviticus 18:24-28), they may show a belated interest in God and His truth, but it will be too late to stop the destruction. The time is right—the fruit is ripe, so God will punish them.
Consider what is currently happening in our Western nations of Israel. God shows a connection between nature and human morality; “natural” disasters are acts of God in response to the moral condition of the people. If men will treat other men, created in the image of God, in an immoral way, how will they treat the land, forests, rivers, lakes, and oceans? Because these things seemingly cannot fight back, man will abuse them with no fear of reprisal. But God says that the environment will fight back and vomit them out!
Instead of rain falling in a gentle mist, it will roar like an avalanche until the inhabitants cannot cope with it. The rivers will swell and flood the land in anger, washing the topsoil into the sea. In other areas, fire will sweep over forests and farmlands, destroying everything in its path. Windstorms like hurricanes and tornadoes will devastate the cities and countryside, endangering the lives and livelihoods of the people. Earthquakes will increase in both frequency and power, costing thousands of lives and billions of dollars of damage. These disasters will mount to such an intensity that the people of modern Israel may seek repentance, but it will be too late. God will not pass by anymore.
— John W. Ritenbaugh