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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tree rings match El Nino cycles!

 
Bristlecone trees, such as this over a thousand-year-old tree in the Great Basin National Park, contributed to the tree-ring record on El Niño.
(Photo Credit: Image courtesy International Pacific Research Center)


In an amazing scientific discovery, scientists at the International Pacific Research Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have found that tree rings correlate closely with 150 years of ocean surface temperature records in the tropical Pacific!!
"During El Ninos, a warmer eastern Pacific increases winter precipitation in the Southwest, producing wider tree rings. The cold-water La Nina causes drought and narrower rings."

Source:http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/05/06/Tree-rings-found-to-match-El-Nino-cycles/UPI-18251304701431/

This scientific discovery once again shows how interconnected all life on this planet is! To learn more about this research please visit the following page at the Science Digest website by clicking on the link:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110506093107.htm

You can read a summary of this study by clicking on the following link:

http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v1/n2/full/nclimate1086.html 

 Another article which discusses this finding is at the folllowing link:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/uoha-trt050511.php 

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"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed



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A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed



Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein



The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi



The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller



Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns



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The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.