Ken Ring - The World and Politics of Long Range Forecasting

Interviewed by Tim LynchFebruary 27, 2013
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He has been predicting weather for over 15 years and in this interview he explains the differences between his system of prediction, using lunar orbits, seasonal cycles and by examining historical weather trends, as opposed to conventional weather forecasting via observation from satellites.

"No guarantee of 100% accuracy is claimed. Sciences that depend on nature's patterns are never exact despite best intentions," Ken says. He predicted this summer would be drier than normal for most of the country.

He highlights the politics of why it suits weather forecasters to get it wrong! Indigenous peoples and farmers have been aware of the moons influence on weather for years, but its influence is ignored in mainstream forecasting.

Ken challenges the generally accepted reasons for climate change and says the system is too big and powerful to be greatly affected by human activity. He also tells the story of the politics behind global warming science.

By observing and studying the earth, the sun, and the moon Ken has developed a system of earthquake prediction where it is possible to tell an approximate date when the moons pull on the earth is likely to create quakes. He explains the earth’s tide. Whenever the sun and moon are in line with Earth, such as during a full moon or a new moon, the tidal effects, are greater. It is during these times that Earth experiences most of its earthquakes.

A former maths teacher, he is the author of over 30 books on weather and climate in New Zealand, Australia and UK, including his New Zealand Weather almanacs produced every year since 1999. He also runs the Predict Weather website and consults to a wide range of local bodies, event organisers and corporates in three countries.

For the past five years Ken has been long-range consultant for Channel Seven, Australia's largest TV network, appearing monthly on their prime-time show, Today Tonight, and they have just renewed his contract. Whether you agree with Ken or not, you are likely to find this interview full of interesting perspectives.

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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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