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Climate change throughout planet earth is occurring and is observable,
measurable, provable and, most importantly, unavoidable. Through numerous empirical methods the inexorable warming trend is being monitored and documented by researchers throughout the world. Thus mankind’s influence on weather patterns and global warming is minuscule compared to the colossal heat-producing forces within the earth itself.

The geological structure of the earth is fairly simple to visualize. Theoretically
the composition of the core, or very center of the earth; the mantle, or the intermediate
layer, by far the most massive layer of matter; and the ionosphere, or earth’s crust,
have been determined through the exhaustive study of seismic vibrations over the last 80 or 90 years. The core is believed to be made of incredibly hot solid iron ore and other heavy metals reaching temperatures of around 10,800 degrees Fahrenheit. The middle layer is comprised of molten, fluid lava — approximately 260 billion cubic miles of molten iron ore and rock ranging in temperature from 10,000 degrees close to the center of the earth to 2,500 to 3,000 degrees within a few miles of the earth’s surface. The ionosphere or the earth’s crust literally floats on the surface of this 260 billion cubic miles of melted rock.

The earth itself is a heat-generating machine and is gradually warming, as is
virtually every other planet, star and asteroid in our universe. The primary cause of this
increase in global temperature is purely and simply the force of gravity. Due to the
ubiquitous, ever-present force of gravity, our earth is gradually and inexorably shrinking. The force of gravity at the earth’s surface is 9.80 m/sec/squared and increases greatly as it is measured closer and closer to the center of the earth. Gravitational pull increases the internal pressure in the earth itself and thus increases the internal temperature.

The laws of thermodynamics teach us that heat is transferred by three methods:
conduction, convection and radiation. Consider the colossal heat within a few thousand
feet of the earth’s surface and that this heat is transferred by all three phenomena,
through conduction heat is transferred to the earth’s surface through the tremendous dynamic circulation of the astronomical volume of molten metal and rock. Convection currents transfer heat to the earth’s surface, and the radiation of the incredibly hot geological structures also raises the temperature of our environment.


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The massive transfer of heat to the earth’s surface not only causes an increase in
atmospheric temperature but also causes monumental shifts in the tectonic plates that
make up the earth’s crust, causing catastrophic earthquakes and volcanoes. NBC News reported on Oct. 25, 2014, that the number of earthquakes tripled over the decade from 2004 to 2014. During this 10-year period 18 earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or more rattled the earth’s crust around the globe. This is an increase of 265 percent over the average rate of earthquakes occurrence for the previous century, which saw 71 great earthquakes, an average of 7.1 major earthquakes per decade. The rate of earthquake occurrence is irrefutably caused by the convection currents created by the circulation of the 260 billion cubic miles of molten rock and metals just beneath the earth’s surface.

Thus our planet is gradually heating up at unpredictable rates affecting our
ecosystem inexorably and unpredictably, regardless of the measures we take to curtail
this increase in ambient temperatures. We must continue, however, to realize that air
and water pollution are problems affecting virtually every human being on planet earth.
We must continually work to reduce harmful waste emissions into our ecosystem. At the same time we must prepare for the inevitable catastrophic weather and the catastrophic seismic events that will happen in the near future. The most important thing we can do to prepare for these potentially tragic events is to shore up our horrendously dilapidated infrastructure. Our roads , highways and bridges are horribly undersized and undermaintained, as virtually every citizen living in an urban area can attest. Our electrical transmission grid in many parts of the country are over-stressed and unprotected. Our inland system of water retention and reservoirs must be substantially increased in size to accommodate the inevitable increase in precipitation and tidal surges. Building codes throughout the globe must be changed in anticipation of catastrophic flooding that will inevitably happen in the future.

By strengthening and bolstering our infrastructure throughout the U.S. and
hopefully around the world, ultimately we can greatly mitigate loss of innocent lives
and horrific property damage and increase our chance of survival.

Jack W. Cecil Jr., author of “Master Sudoku,” is an engineer and a musician
working in the Nashville-Clarksville area.


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