Robber fly - Nature photographer Thomas Shahan specializes in amazing portraits of tiny insects. It isn't easy. Shahan says that this Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca), for instance, is "skittish" and doesn't like its picture taken.

Nature by Numbers (Video)

"The Greater Akashic System" – July 15, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) (Subjects: Lightworkers, Intent, To meet God, Past lives, Universe/Galaxy, Earth, Pleiadians, Souls Reincarnate, Invention: Measure Quantum state in 3D, Recalibrates, Multi-Dimensional/Divine, Akashic System to change to new system, Before religion changed the system, DNA, Old system react to Karma, New system react to intent now for next life, Animals (around humans) reincarnate again, This Animal want to come back to the same human, Akashic Inheritance, Reincarnate as Family, Other Planets, Global Unity … etc.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle
American zoologist played by Sigourney Weaver in the film Gorillas in the Mist would have been 82 on Thursday (16 January 2014)

Friday, April 9, 2010

El nino to trigger drier-than-average conditions over Indonesia

Antara News, Friday, April 9, 2010 13:06 WIB

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - El Nino is expected to continue through the Northern Hemisphere spring 2010 and transition to El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-neutral conditions by Northern Hemisphere summer 2010, according to a weather forecast.

"Expected El Nino impacts during April-June 2010 include drier-than-average conditions over Indonesia and enhanced convection over the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean," said a press statement of the US Climate Prediction Center (CPC) received by ANTARA, Friday.

El Nino weakened to moderate strength during March 2010, with sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies decreasing slightly, but still exceeding +1 degree Celsius across much of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean at the end of the month.

Anomalous tropical convection remained consistent with El Nino, with enhanced convection over the central and eastern Pacific and suppressed convection over Indonesia, according to the weather forecast.

The equatorial low-level easterly trade winds strengthened near the Date Line, while upper-level easterly wind anomalies became confined to the eastern Pacific.

"Collectively, these oceanic and atmospheric anomalies reflect an ongoing, but weakening El Nino," the statement said.

For the contiguous United States, potential El Nino impacts include above-average precipitation for the southeastern states, while above-average temperatures are most likely for the Pacific Northwest.

The forecast is a consolidated effort of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA`s National Weather Service, and their funded institutions.

Oceanic and atmospheric conditions are updated weekly on the Climate Prediction Center web site. Forecasts for the evolution of El Nino/La Nina are updated monthly in the Forecast Forum section of CPC`s Climate Diagnostics Bulletin.

In 1997-98, Indonesia was affected severely by strong El Nino leading to significant social and economic implications for the country. A large part of the country suffered from severe drought, resulting in a huge shortfall in rice production.

The El Nino also triggered forest fires which damaged more than 9.7 million ha of forest area. The smoke and transboundary haze from the forest fires affected not only Indonesia but also other Southeast Asian countries, in particular Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore.

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