Rev 13.1 Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
The 'beast' rising out of the sea here, is METHANE gas.
"Animals, including humans, and plants are carboniferous
(made of carbon). Carbon dioxide gas is the product of both exhalation and burning fuels.
Each molecule of carbon dioxide contains one atom of carbon and two of oxygen, and has a mass (molecular) of 44 - a correspondence with (2 x pi / 7) and the autosomes of the human cell. Why, then, was 666 or carbon written by St. John in Revelation to be the Beast? Billions of tons of carbon dioxide billow excessively into our atmosphere due to the burning of fuels such as petrol and domestic gas.
This could insulate the Earth and cause the "greenhouse" effect.
However, according to ITV Channel 4 program "Global Warming", transmitted during June 2001, experiments taking
place in the Amazon show that its forests are acting as a sink for excessive amounts of carbon dioxide by absorption through their leaves. As a result the air temperature is maintained and prevented from rising, and the trees grow steadily higher. Any great shortage of water will eventually cause some of the trees to die, and dry out in the intense heat from the sun producing tinder and fuel for future forest fires. Everywhere over the globe, organic matter from decaying fallen leaves and plant material is continuously washed from the land by rain into streams, rivers and eventually the seas.
In the depths of the oceans, it decomposes into methane gas.
The immense pressure of the water above prevents the gas from bubbling upwards and converts it into clumps of
methane hydrate solids where they are contained by the very cold conditions at the seabed.
There are signs of global warming because ice at the poles is melting. If the seas warm up by 80C higher than "normal", then the methane hydrates will release bubbles of methane gas and the seas will appear to be boiling.
Under this circumstance the Earth would become additionally insulated, global warming would increase, and the temperature would rise alarmingly.
And the hot air would now convert the methane gas into carbon dioxide.
Chapter 13 of Revelation in the Bible prophesises a future apocalypse and global destruction, tells of a beast
with seven heads that rises from the sea."
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