The Ice Age Cometh! Forget Global Warming!

c.a.

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Winter makes a comeback in the Northeast, bringing snow and record-breaking cold
May 15, 2019 Snip of a 10-13 minute Read:
A winterlike weather pattern moved over the northeastern United States early this week, bringing with cooler conditions, rain and even snow in several northern locations.

Many living in the Northeast experienced lower-than-average temperatures on Monday. A low temperature of 42 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded in New York City's Central Park, according to the National Weather Service. This temperature fell 3 degrees shy of the all-time low for May 13: 39 F set in 1895.

But the all-time low high temperature of 49 F for May 13, set way back in 1914, was shattered on Monday when the mercury in Central Park only climbed to 48 F. Temperatures on Monday in the Big Apple were about 15-20 degrees below average

About 6 to 8 inches of snow blanketed Killington and Mount Snow in Vermont, estimates AccuWeather Meteorologist and Social Media Manager Jesse Ferrell. This snowfall will help the Killington Ski Resort remain in operation.

"Killington's season is still going strong on limited terrain," said AccuWeather Broadcast Meteorologist Brittany Boyer. "They are closed during the week but they reopen on weekends. They have been open 200-plus days this season. They are trying to make it to June."
Killington provides live webcams on its website that allow users to view the current conditions.


 

mabar

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Curious, they don't know how to explain what they didn't expect to find with their research, that the glacier is thickening.

https://m.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Space_for_our_climate/Jakobshavn_Isbrae_Glacier_bucks_the_trend said:
JAKOBSHAVN ISBRAE GLACIER BUCKS THE TREND

Our planet works in mysterious ways. We are all used to hearing about the world’s ice being the first casualty of climate change and, indeed, it is declining fast. However, recent findings show that one glacier is not conforming to the norm – it’s actually been flowing more slowly and getting thicker.

In recent years, Greenland has been losing more ice through the Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier than from anywhere else on this huge ice sheet.

Various types of satellite data have been used to understand and monitor the glacier’s flow over the last 20 years, in particular, through ESA’s Climate Change Initiative. This revealed that the glacier was flowing at its fastest and losing the most ice in 2012–13. In places, the main trunk of the glacier was deflating by 10 m a year as it adjusted dynamically to ice loss and melting.

Complementary information from the European Commission’s Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission and Sentinel-2 optical mission along with ESA’s CryoSat satellite are currently being used to keep a close eye on this critical glacier.

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In particular, scientists are applying a new swath processing technique to CryoSat’s altimeter data. This differs from conventional radar altimetry so that broad swaths, rather than single points, of elevations can be computed – yielding better detail on glacial change.

This new high-resolution dataset has revealed that, between 2013 and 2017, the ice at terminus of the glacier stopped decreasing in height, and started to thicken. The overall effect is that Jakobshavn Isbrae is now flowing more slowly, thickening, and advancing toward the ocean instead of retreating farther inland.

Even so, the glacier’s drainage basin as a whole is still losing more ice to the ocean than it gains as snowfall, therefore still contributing to global sea-level rise, albeit at a slower rate.

Scientists are discussing this phenomenon at this week’s Living Planet Symposium in Milan. Anna Hogg, researcher in the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds in the UK, said, “The dynamic speedup of Jakobshavn Isbrae observed from the late 2000’s to 2013 was triggered by warm ocean waters in Disko Bay, entering Jakobshavn Fjord and melting ice at the glacier terminus.

“In recent years, however, temperature measurements show that ocean water in Disko Bay has experienced a series of cooler years – more than one degree lower than mean temperature previously observed. This has reduced the rate of ice melt on Jakobshavn Isbrae.”

However, glaciers interact with both the ocean and the atmosphere. Following the extreme surface melt event across the whole of Greenland in 2012, the ice sheet experienced very low levels of surface melt the following year.

Research suggests that it is the complex interaction of both ocean and atmospheric forcing that have driven the changes on this glacier.

Dr Hogg added, “The key question we need to answer now is whether the slowdown of Jakobshavn Isbrae just a pause, or is it more permanent? We will use ESA satellite observations combined with models to monitor change and predict this colossal glacier’s future evolution.”

ESA’s Mark Drinkwater noted, “The balance of the cryosphere is clearly delicate, and we see large seasonal and year-to-year variability in the dynamics of the Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier, which can easily hide the longer-term climate trend in ice loss.

“Further data is needed on the regional influence of ocean temperatures on tidewater glaciers in Greenland to better understand to what extent this process influences regional ice-mass losses.”
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griffin

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The media is absolutely clueless about the direction and implications of climate change. Here's a recent example:

Climate change to make Earth spin FASTER and create POWERFUL storms
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The article is bonkers because the Earth isn't actually warming up, but instead it's been cooling slightly for about 20 years and will be cooling more for approximately 10 to 50 years or thereabouts. Or possibly longer.

However, because the Earth is cooling its rotation will speed up some, whereas it wouldn't really speed up if the Earth was actually warming.

If the Earth was warming, the polar ice caps would melt, as the article says, but that would move water mass outward, from the poles to the equator, which would slow the Earth's rotation slightly.

Instead, since the Earth is cooling, that will move water mass towards the poles, into the ice caps, creating the spinning ice skater effect, thus slightly increasing the speed of Earth's rotation.

Thus we can expect to see negative leap seconds for awhile.
 

c.a.

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Translated from Spanish by Microsoft
#Primaveraloca In #Pirineos 😲 If you go "to port", ❄😊 shelter... So they wake up #Somport, #Oza#Linza and #Lizara... Agenda, info, visits and more in Jaca: Hoteles, turismo rural, restaurantes y apartamentos en Pirineos. Info turística y agenda: catedral, camino,santiago, ciudadela, noticias

Translated from French by Microsoft
The anticyclonic conditions will be erased as of Friday with the return of rain by the Southwest. The weekend looks gloomy with frequent showers. It should always be cool, especially in the South with temperatures well below normal.


 

Woodsman

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Subverse, my new favorite citizen news channel, offers this item:

This year's wet season has prevented U.S. farmers from planting. A dire picture:


(Side note of some import: the fact that this girl even looks like Tim Pool indicates to me that maybe there are certain genetic types drawn to particular soul expressions. For some reason, there appears to be a type genuinely passionate about learning and broadcasting Objective Truth).
 

c.a.

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Taking a laser pointing temp device last night (on a metal suface), showes a reading of 1.111°C = 34°F.



Dave indcates the true menaing of the latest data on MSNM.

Translated from French by Microsoft
Extreme cold in #Antarctique the last few hours with -82.7oC at Dome A (reputedto the coldest place in Antarctica at 4084 m altitude). This is the lowest value on the planet this year. Ogimet Map

Translated from French by Microsoft
A, #Nantes, , the first two weeks of June #Brest #Vannes #Rennes(or summer weather!) the coolest since 2001. But a freshness that would have gone completely unnoticed in the climate of the 1950s/1980s. (data) @meteofrance


12:50 AM - 16 Jun 2019 @Ole_S_Hansen

Speculators maintained an almost unchanged exposure to 24 major #commodities in the wk to June 11. Macroeconomic and weather concerns however continued to drive some major switching between and within sectors. #oil #gold #copper #corn #sugar #OOTT

Dave ‏@adapt 2030 Jun 15 Corn Planting So Low Prices Up

The movement you see is the weather pushing the door shut on the planting season; especially for #corn, but also creating challenges for #soybeans. #oatt
https://twitter.com/ArlanFF101/status/1139607260320026624
8:55 PM - Jun 14, 2019 Arlan Suderman ‏@ ArlanFF101

 

Laura

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The media is absolutely clueless about the direction and implications of climate change. Here's a recent example:

Climate change to make Earth spin FASTER and create POWERFUL storms
.

The article is bonkers because the Earth isn't actually warming up, but instead it's been cooling slightly for about 20 years and will be cooling more for approximately 10 to 50 years or thereabouts. Or possibly longer.

However, because the Earth is cooling its rotation will speed up some, whereas it wouldn't really speed up if the Earth was actually warming.

If the Earth was warming, the polar ice caps would melt, as the article says, but that would move water mass outward, from the poles to the equator, which would slow the Earth's rotation slightly.

Instead, since the Earth is cooling, that will move water mass towards the poles, into the ice caps, creating the spinning ice skater effect, thus slightly increasing the speed of Earth's rotation.

Thus we can expect to see negative leap seconds for awhile.
Cs have said Earth is slowing down and numerous articles of recent years have reported the same.
 

goyacobol

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Cs have said Earth is slowing down and numerous articles of recent years have reported the same.
Yes, the MSM weather reporting is clueless.

Session 6 July 2010:
Q: (L) Is oil leaking out of the ocean bed floor in the Gulf of Mexico in any other places besides through the well?

A: Yes but that is happening elsewhere as well. All part of the "opening up" phenomenon.

Q: (L) So, you mean that what we've speculated about sinkholes and cracks in the earth... What is causing this opening up?

A: Misalignment, or rather sliding of layers of crust of earth due to slowing of rotation.

Q: (L) Okay, what is causing this slowing of rotation?

A: We have mentioned the approach of companion star and its tendency to "ground" the system.
 

angelburst29

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Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared.

Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early
General view of a landscape of partially thawed Arctic permafrost near Mould Bay, Canada, in this handout photo released June 18, 2019. The image was captured in 2016 by researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks who were amazed to find the permafrost thawing 70 years faster than models predicted. Louise Farquharson/Handout via REUTERS

General view of a landscape of partially thawed Arctic permafrost near Mould Bay, Canada, in this handout photo released June 18, 2019. The image was captured in 2016 by researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks who were amazed to find the permafrost thawing 70 years faster than models predicted. Louise Farquharson/Handout via REUTERS

A team from the University of Alaska Fairbanks said they were astounded by how quickly a succession of unusually hot summers had destabilized the upper layers of giant subterranean ice blocks that had been frozen solid for millennia.

“What we saw was amazing,” Vladimir E. Romanovsky, a professor of geophysics at the university, told Reuters by telephone. “It’s an indication that the climate is now warmer than at any time in the last 5,000 or more years.”

With governments meeting in Bonn this week to try to ratchet up ambitions in United Nations climate negotiations, the team’s findings, published on June 10 in Geophysical Research Letters, offered a further sign of a growing climate emergency.

The paper was based on data Romanovsky and his colleagues had been analyzing since their last expedition to the area in 2016. The team used a modified propeller plane to visit exceptionally remote sites, including an abandoned Cold War-era radar base more than 300 km from the nearest human settlement.

Diving through a lucky break in the clouds, Romanovsky and his colleagues said they were confronted with a landscape that was unrecognizable from the pristine Arctic terrain they had encountered during initial visits a decade or so earlier.

The vista had dissolved into an undulating sea of hummocks - waist-high depressions and ponds known as thermokarst. Vegetation, once sparse, had begun to flourish in the shelter provided from the constant wind.

Torn between professional excitement and foreboding, Romanovsky said the scene had reminded him of the aftermath of a bombardment.

“It’s a canary in the coalmine,” said Louise Farquharson, a post-doctoral researcher and co-author of the study. “It’s very likely that this phenomenon is affecting a much more extensive region and that’s what we’re going to look at next.”

Scientists are concerned about the stability of permafrost because of the risk that rapid thawing could release vast quantities of heat-trapping gases, unleashing a feedback loop that would in turn fuel even faster temperature rises.

Even if current commitments to cut emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement are implemented, the world is still far from averting the risk that these kinds of feedback loops will trigger runaway warming, according to models used by the U.N.-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

With scientists warning that sharply higher temperatures would devastate the global south and threaten the viability of industrial civilization in the northern hemisphere, campaigners said the new paper reinforced the imperative to cut emissions.

“Thawing permafrost is one of the tipping points for climate breakdown and it’s happening before our very eyes,” said Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International. “This premature thawing is another clear signal that we must decarbonize our economies, and immediately.”
 

angelburst29

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NASIRIYAH, IRAQ - As one of the hottest countries in the world, with around half of its terrain covered in desert, Iraq is no stranger to stiflingly hot summers.

Jun 16, 2019 - Heat wave hits Iraq, one of hottest countries in the world - and sparks begin to fly
Heatwave hits Iraq, one of hottest countries in the world - and sparks begin to fly
An Iraqi man uses a curbside shower to cool off during a heatwave in the capital Baghdad, on June 14, 2019.

An Iraqi man uses a curbside shower to cool off during a heatwave in the capital Baghdad, on June 14, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

Working hours have changed, with businesses opening and closing later to take advantage of the cooler evenings.

Baghdad residents shutter themselves away during the searing afternoons, then re-emerge around midnight or later for a belated dinner in the manageable 35 deg C heat.

Inside, they crank up air-conditioning units, putting extra strain on the country's dilapidated power grid and causing the much-despised outages that sparked massive protests last year.

Further south in the oil-rich province of Basra, the heat has reached life-threatening levels.

Oil companies have hoisted purple flags above their facilities to signal the highest possible danger levels for those working on the fields given the heatwave.

With temperatures set to rise further in the weeks ahead, government officials are bracing themselves.

"The heat is reaching levels we haven't registered since 2011," says Mr Amer al-Jaberi of the state meteorological office. "It's going to be a hot summer."

Jun 19, 2019 - Exhausted polar bear wanders into Siberian city
Exhausted polar bear wanders into Siberian city
The female bear, with its feet caked in mud, is the first polar bear seen in the major Russian industrial city of Norilsk in more than 40 years, according to local environmentalists.

The female bear, with its feet caked in mud, is the first polar bear seen in the major Russian industrial city of Norilsk in more than 40 years, according to local environmentalists.PHOTO: REUTERS
The female bear, visibly weak and seemingly ill, lay despondently on the ground for hours on June 18 in Norilsk's suburbs, occasionally rising to sniff around for food.

The female bear, visibly weak and seemingly ill, lay despondently on the ground for hours on June 18 in Norilsk's suburbs, occasionally rising to sniff around for food.PHOTO: REUTERS

A starving polar bear has strayed hundreds of kilometres from its natural Arctic habitat and wandered, exhausted, into the major Russian industrial city of Norilsk in northern Siberia.

The female bear, visibly weak and seemingly ill, lay despondently on the ground for hours on Tuesday (June 18) in Norilsk's suburbs, its feet caked in mud, occasionally rising to sniff around for food.

It is the first polar bear seen in the city in more than 40 years, according to local environmentalists.

Mr Oleg Krashevsky, a local wildlife expert who filmed the polar bear close up, said it was unclear what had brought the animal to the city, although it was possible it had simply got lost. He said it had watery eyes and could clearly not see well.

Climate change has been damaging polar bears' sea-ice habitats and forced them to scavenge more for food on land, bringing them into contact with people and inhabited areas.

A state of emergency was declared in a remote inhabited area of northern Russian earlier this year when dozens of hungry polar bears were seen scavenging for food and entering public buildings and homes.

State wildlife experts are expected to arrive in Norilsk on Wednesday to assess the bear's condition.

Local residents in the city known for nickel production came out to photograph the bear and look at it, with police preventing them from getting too close. Mr Krashevsky said it was not clear what would be done with the polar bear, as it looked too weak to be taken back to its natural habitat.

June 19, 2019 - Cold War spy imagery shows Asian glacier melt is speeding up
Cold War spy imagery shows Asian glacier melt is speeding up
 Mount Everest (centre) and other peaks of the Himalayan range are seen from the air during a mountain flight from Kathmandu.

Mount Everest (centre) and other peaks of the Himalayan range are seen from the air during a mountain flight from Kathmandu.PHOTO: REUTERS

Himalayan glacier melt has doubled over the last 40 years, according to new research made possible by declassified cold war era satellite imagery.

The 650 glaciers under study in parts of China, India, Bhutan and Nepal were found to be melting at the rate of about 0.43m of water a year between 2000 and 2016, or twice as fast as they did between 1975 and 2000.

About 13 per cent of the ice seen in 1975 disappeared by 2000. In the next 16 years, another 15 per cent of the original glaciers vanished.

Those glaciers feed rivers that run from western Pakistan to central China, providing water for as many as a billion people.

The scale of the ice is so grand that the frozen top of Asia is commonly referred to as the "third pole," after Antarctica and the Arctic.
The melting was consistent across more than 2,000km. Researchers suspect the rise in regional average temperature over the last 40 years is the culprit.

The amount of energy it takes to melt that much ice "is consistent with warming temperatures recorded by meteorological stations in the region," they wrote, or about 1 deg C, though they said they were not able to be as specific as they would have liked.

"It looks just like what we would expect if warming were the dominant driver of ice loss," said Joshua Maurer, a Columbia PhD candidate and the lead author of the new Science Advances article, in a release.

Data from the study was obtained by US KH-9 Hexagon satellites used for global reconnaissance during the 1970s. The researchers accessed the images, which had been scanned by the US Geological Survey, through the agency's Earth Explorer portal.

The elevation levels were estimated using modelling and mathematical techniques, and most of the 42 images studied were taken from 1973 to 1976.
 

Gary

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This video is a timely and chilling (no pun intended) reminder that our increasingly erratic weather patterns are beginning to seriously affect global crop production. Even NASA is predicting the weakest solar activity in 200 years.

 

Pierre

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Cs have said Earth is slowing down and numerous articles of recent years have reported the same.
Indeed, observations show a slowdown of the Earth's spin over the past 20 years:

slowdown.jpg

Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connexion said:
The chart shows the deviation between the ‘theoretical’ 24-hour day length (represented by the horizontal yellow straight line), and the actual measured day length (the green curve). As you can see, the measured day length (jagged purple curve) throughout this period is longer than the theoretical day length by up to four milliseconds/day (see year 1971). The red curve shows the cumulative time difference between the theoretical day duration and the observed day duration (+25 seconds between 1970 and 2010).

Notice also that since 2003 the average measured day length has been getting longer (blue ascending line on the right of the chart), from an average of +0.3 ms per day in 2003 to an average of +1.0 ms per day in 2011. Since 2003 the rate at which the Earth’s spin is slowing down seems to be accelerating.
 
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