The global discussion about climate change is currently (2011) full of question marks.
The warmest long-term cosmic phase is over for a while with Makemake and Sedna - as well as Saturn - now away from the etheric area of warmth.
That means we are currently at a lower point in the charts measuring long-term temperature fluxes over time.
Short-term cumulative heat caused
by faster rotating planets (seen in the diagrams of the whole years), as well as simultaneous heat causing
planet constellations, is very possible - as was the case in the summer 2010 in the northern
But in the same way cumulative coldness is possible, and this seems very likely in the summer of 2012.
The summer of the next year contains special factors to such an extent that for example for the farmers and gardeners it
might be wise to grow and preserv a little more than usual during this summer of 2011, so that there will be a little extra for the next year, too.
The cold weather in January 2010 in Europe was caused above all by the many short term cold planet constellations (see the lower part of the weather
score for January).
In any case, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is still high, and can cause many kinds of unpredictable changes in weather related
phenomena one way or another. The debate concerning the effects it may have is heated and much interest is focused on any results found on the
Environmental problems are by no means over, and there is still as much need as ever to continue to reduce our energy consumption, to switch off
the equipment we are not currently using, to sort our waste and recycle where we can, to favour domestic tourism, to utilize public transport and
to buy locally grown food.
Furthermore, it is especially important to strengthen nature's own life-force and to remove as many man-made systems and structures as possible that
are interfering with natures own regulating systems. That is the best way to prepare for the coming changes. What other ways can you think of for
helping nature, our planet and ourselves?
Let's Make "Oases"!
The German researcher Georg Wilhelm Schmidt stressed the importance of increasing diversity of the vegetation and trees in all regions. He placed
special emphasis on acclimatising the southern varieties by planting them approximately 300 kilometres to the north from their current habitats and,
in particular, hardwoods. Oaks, for example, offer the surrounding forest additional protection against storms. Monocultures - the forests with only
single species of tree - are most vulnerable to all threats, including storms, pests and disease.
Also the intra-species diversity - as opposed to hybrids and the gene manipulated plants - is very important. It increases the plants (also the crop
plants!) ability to adapt and endure in the increasingly demanding environment.
Biodiversity in terms of plants means also increased diversity among animals and insects. Thus the pests brought to a certain area by the warming
climate are also more likely to face increased variety of natural enemies.
This diversity, and for example the root-level connections with different species of trees, already in themselves promote the health and immune system of trees in increasingly difficult conditions.
The intention, however, is to return to the original state of diversity, and adding completely new species should be avoided. It should also be noted, that the highly bred garden varieties do not belong to the wild.
The recommended non-adapted plants and seeds are available via your local societies for organic and biodynamic farming. In Europe we recommend for example:
Hyötykasviyhdistys in Finland
Lindbloms Frö in Sweden and
Bingenheimer Saatgut AG
Those with even a small patch of land can turn it into an "oasis" that radiates health and balance all around itself. By strengthening the life force (etheric forces or level of life) of our land patch as high as possible, we also contribute to the well-being of its environs.
The strengthening of life force is achieved by good, natural care, encouraging biodiversity, using biodynamic preparations, renaturalising, when possible, the ditches back to water cleaning brooks, planting different species of trees or thinning too thick populations, and for example by constructing forest composts from the chopped tops left over from the thinnings.
These twigs and chips are collected into dense heaps, approximately one meter in both height and width, on which the preparations are added. The topsoil is removed before constructing the compost and placed on top of the well-trampled heap. The forest composts with added biodynamic preparations are already in themselves strong "batteries" for the etheric forces. Additionally the mature composts can be used as supplements to strengthen and enliven for example the seed trees.
The local "oases" created in this way will radiate their beneficial effects also to the surrounding areas, since the life force, plants and animals, luckily for us, do not recognise the human defined borders. This is one example of life force strengthening actions available to ordinary people all over the world, and the results are definitely worth the effort.
Also the areas spoiled by the erosion can be restored by biodynamical processes. An excellent example of the effects achieved by similar methods is the Sekem Centre and Farm situated in a sand desert in Egypt.
Read also the article
"Seeds" by Mark Moodie and
Back to the Land -
And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman
Jean Giono: The Man Who Planted Trees