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3.0 THE ARRIVAL OF NEW CONDITIONS AND CONSEQUENCES

Considering the totality and sequential relationship of transient background, and newly formed processes, brought about by the above stated cosmogenic and anthropogenic PlanetoPhysical transformations and alterations of our weather and climatic systems, we find it reasonable to divide matters into their manifest (explicit) and non-manifest (implicit) influences upon Earth's environment.

3.1 The Manifest or Explicit Consequences.

The classes or categories of effects brought about by the Earth's current stage of reorganization are very diverse. Most often, however, they tend to the transient high-energy type of event. Based on the results of the Yokohama Conference (Fall 1994,) they can be called "significant catastrophes". There are nine types of "significant catastrophes:"

Catastrophes By Type: For the period of 1963-1993

Number

$ Damage(Billions)

Deaths

Flooding

76

162

202,000

Hurricanes

73

153,000

Drought

53

167

Frost

24

Storms

6

Epidemics

100

133,000

Earthquakes

20

102,000

Starvation

18

Landslides

54,000

In addition, we must point out the abrupt growth of meteorological/weather catastrophes in recent years. In the Atlantic region alone there were 19 cyclones in 1994; 11 of which became hurricanes. This is a 100 year record [ 60]. The current year, 1996, is especially laden with reports of flooding and other types of meteocatastrophes. The dynamic growth of significant catastrophes shows a major increase in the rate of production since 1973. And in general, the number of catastrophes has grown by 410% between 1963 and 1993. Special attention must be focused on the growing number and variety of catastrophes, and to their consequences.

Years

total

Annual

total

annual

total

annual

1963-1967

16

3.2

39

7.8

89

17.8

1968-1972

15

3.0

54

10.8

98

19.6

1973-1977

31

6.2

56

11.2

95

19

1978-1982

55

11.0

99

19.8

138

27.6

1983-1987

58

11.6

116

23.2

153

30.6

1988-1992

66

13.2

139

27.8

205

41.0

241

8.0

503

16.8

778

25.5

Damage >1% of Casualties>1%
gross national product. of population. > 100 deaths.

One must keep in mind that the growing complexity of climatic and weather patterns signals a transformation tending towards a new state, or as Academician Kondratyev says, data indicates that we are moving in the direction of climatic chaos. In reality this transition state of our climatic machinery is placing new requirements upon Earth's entire biosphere; which does include the human species. In particular, there are reports from Antarctica that show a dramatic reaction by vegetation to the recent changes in climate; there were 700 species found growing in 1964 and 17,500 in 1990 [61]. This increase in Earth's vegetative cover provides evidence of the biosphere's reaction to the ongoing process of climatic rearrangement.

The overall pattern of the generation and movement of cyclones has also changed. For example, the number of cyclones moving to Russia from the West has grown 2.5 times during the last 10 years. Increased ocean levels caused by the shedding of ice from the polar regions will lead to sharp changes in coast lines, a redistribution of land and sea relationships, and to the activation of significant geodynamic processes. This is the main characteristic of those processes leading to a new climatic and biospheric order.

3.2 The Non-Manifest or Implicit Consequences.

Implicit consequences are those processes which are below the threshold of usual human perception, and are therefore not brought to our common attention. Instrument recordings, and even direct observations, of these phenomena throughout Earth's electromagnetic field provides evidence that an immense transformation of Earth's environment is taking place. This situation is aggravated by the fact that in the 1990's anthropogeneous (human) power production/usage increased to (1-9)E+26 ergs/per year which means it reached the conservative energetic production/usage values of our planet. For example, Earth's annual energy consumption is comprised of (1-9)E+26 ergs for earthquakes, (1-9)E+24 for geomagnetic storms, and (1-9)E+28 for heat emission [54].

There already are technogeneous effects upon the functional state of Earth's electromagnetic skeleton being registered and recorded. A seven-day technogeneous cycle for geomagnetic field dynamic parameter variations was revealed in 1985 [62,63]. This cycle has affected many of the short cycles in Solar-terrestrial relationships. More than 30% of middle magnetosphere disturbances are caused by power production, transmission, and consumption. The Van Allen radiation belt has abruptly lowered above the East Coast of the US from 300 km to 10 km. This process is associated with electricity transmission from the Great Lakes to the South along a magnetic meridian, and usage of the ionosphere-resonance frequency (60Hz) of energy consumption [63]. There is also a registered coherence between the gutter qualities of the Brazilian magnetic anomaly, and the "Hydro-Quebec" power production system. Combined techno-natural electromagnetic processes in megalopolises are very complex and as yet unstudied. A 1996 study of mortality from cardiovascular diseases in St. Petersburg, Russia uncovered a direct connection between the city's power consumption and mortality.

Moreover, the increase in the frequency, and scope, of natural self-luminous formations in the atmosphere and geospace forces us to wake up, and take notice [64,65,66]. The processes of generation, and the existence of such formations, spreading all over the Earth, represents a remarkable physical phenomenon. What is most unusual about these natural self-luminous formations is that while they have distinct features of well-known physical processes, they are in entirely unusual combinations, and are accompanied by process features which cannot be explained on the basis of existing physical knowledge.Thus, features of intense electromagnetic processes are being found in the space inside and near these natural self-luminous objects. These features include:

3.2.1. Intense electromagnetic emissions ranging from the micrometer wave band through the visible diapason, to television, and radio wavelengths.

3.2.2. Electric and magnetic field changes such as electric breakdowns, and the magnetization of rocks and technical objects.

3.2.3. Destructive electrical discharges.

3.2.4. Gravitation effects such as levitation.

3.2.5. Others.

All of the qualities of this class of phenomena are requiring the development of new branches of modern physics; particularly the creation of a "non-homogeneous physical vacuum model".[67]. An advancement of the sciences in this direction would allow us to reveal the true nature of these objects, which are acting apparently, and latently, upon our geological-geophysical and biospheric environment, and on human life [68].

Therefore, we must first take into account all of the newly developed processes and states of our geological-geophysical environment. These processes, for the most part, manifest themselves in the hard-to-register, and observe, qualities of the Earth's electromagnetic skeleton. This data also concerns the geophysical and climatic meanings of Solar-terrestrial and planetary-terrestrial interactions. This is especially true of Jupiter which is magnetically conjugate to our planet. The totality of these planet-transforming processes develops precipitately, ubiquitously, and diversely. It is critical that politicians be informed and trained to understand these global relationships between the totality of natural and anthropogeneous activities, and there fundamental causes and effects [69]. A compelling need exists to commence a scientific study which would delineate the problems associated with Earth's current transformational processes, and the effects they will have on global demographic dynamics.[70]. The sharp rise of our technogeneous system's destructive force on a planetary as well as a cosmic scale, has now placed the future survival of our technocratic civilization in question[33,7]. Additionally, the principle of Natures supremacy [72] over that of humanities current integral technogeneous and psychogenic activities and results, becomes more, and more, apparent.

 

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