The Ice Age Cometh! Forget Global Warming!

Just a short comment in reference to the article on SOTT (New evidence that an impact event triggered abrupt climate change 12,800 years ago -- Sott.net) regarding the Younger Dryas. An impact event could also include a 'brush' with the tail of a comet. This would facilitate a global event, given the rotation speed of the earth, the length of the tail and, depending on its relative speed and trajectory, could take days/weeks to pass through.

Also, In light of the above comment, it just hit me - the word 'comet' is contained within the name of this thread. Yes - correct, I'm a little slow ;-)
 

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A recent article provides more data that we may just be on our way into an ice age of sorts. According to the paper, scientists observed the effect of last year's extreme snowfall in Northeast Greenland's National Park on the breeding patterns, and found that:

Because the thick blanket of snow in the region failed to melt by summer, many plants and animals were prevented from breeding. Scientists have previously observed breeding failure across one or two species, but never across an entire ecosystem, as was witnessed in northeast Greenland. The region is home to dozens of vulnerable species, including musk oxen, polar bears, walrus, Arctic fox, stoat, collared lemming and Arctic hare, as well as a variety of coastal birds.

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"One non-breeding year is hardly that bad for high-arctic species,"

Further, last year it was reported that Antarctic moss is dying due to much cooler summers.

In contrast, however, as has been noted elsewhere, not everything seems to be suffering, Polar bears are apparently doing rather well, and just last year the Smithsonian reported on a recently discovered "thriving" super-colony of 1.5 million penguins in Antarctica.
 
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A recent article provides more data that we may just be on our way into an ice age of sorts. According to the paper, scientists observed the effect of last year's extreme snowfall in Northeast Greenland's National Park on the breeding patterns, and found that:

Further, last year it was reported that Antarctic moss is dying due to much cooler summers.

In contrast, however, as has been noted elsewhere, not everything seems to be suffering, Polar bears are apparently doing rather well, and just last year the Smithsonian reported on a recently discovered "thriving" super-colony of 1.5 million penguins in Antarctica.
Well, that sounds promising for a mini ice age...
 

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Here's a new one for you. Can it get any crazier? (BTW new term. CDP's - Climate Displaced Persons.)

Democrats Draft Plan to Import Huge Numbers of ‘Climate Refugees’


Democrat legislators have drafted a bill to import at least 50,000 “climate refugees” per year despite the damaging impact on Americans’ wages and rents.

“America will continue to stand tall as a safe haven for immigrants,” declared Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), who was born in Puerto Rico and chairs the House Committee on Small Business. She said:

Despite this Administration’s efforts to strip the world’s most vulnerable populations of refuge … this legislation will not only reaffirm our nation’s longstanding role as a home to those fleeing conflict and disasters, but it will also update it to reflect changes to our world brought on by a changing climate.
The bill is titled the “Climate Displaced Persons Act,” and it offers green cards to “climate-displaced persons … [who] are individuals who have been forcibly displaced by climate change or climate-induced disruptions, such as sea-level rise, glacial outburst floods, desertification or fires … there could be as many as 200 million CDPs by 2050 globally,” said a statement from Velázquez‘s office.

“The new program would admit a minimum of 50,000 CDPs, beginning with Fiscal Year 2020, allowing CDPs to access resettlement opportunities,” the statement said.
But the progressive advocates are hoping to welcome many extra migrants into Americans’ homeland, which progressives have tried to relabel as a “Nation of Immigrants”:
Since 2008, catastrophic weather has displaced an average of 24 million people per year, according to data from the Swiss-based nonprofit Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. That number could climb to anywhere from 140 million to 300 million to 1 billion by 2050. The World Bank estimated last year that climate change effects in just three regions ― sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America ― could force 143 million people to flee by the middle of the century.
Velázquez‘s bill is a potential boon to special interests and a disaster for Americans.
The bill would grow the number of jobs and provide more taxes and clients to the U.S. government.
It would help U.S. investors and companies because it would raise the supply of cheap labor, boost consumer purchases, nudge up rents for Americans and migrants, and spike stock values. If Velázquez‘s bill becomes law, investors will have an economic incentive to lobby for raising the inflow far above 50,000 per year.
The bill would also give progressives a new opportunity to raise their claimed social status by championing foreigners above Americans.
The bill would nudge down wages and force Americans to work longer hours to afford decent housing.
But the migration would also destabilize developing countries by offering an incentive for millions of hard-working and clever people to exit in search of a new life. The feedback process has already slowed development in Mexico and crippled development in Central America, where many migrants sell their homes to hire coyotes for their migration to the United States.
The economic damage to Americans caused by immigration is shown in Velázquez‘s district in New York, which already has a huge population of low-wage legal and illegal migrants. The migrant population has spiked rents, forcing many Americans to live far from their work and pushing low-wage migrants into illegal apartments, where they rest when they are not provided cheap services to the city’s many wealthy professionals.
Wealthy progressives ignore this vast black-market sweatshop economy and its impact on Americans’ wages and rents, in part, because they are the beneficiaries of the cheap labor. These progressives also justify their poor treatment of the migrants by arguing the migrants’ children will benefit.
The New York Times posted a photo essay showing this underground population of laborers, titled “Underground Lives: The Sunless World of Immigrants in Queens”:
Underneath the borough lives a shadow city of illegal apartments, shielded from the light.
Owners of one- and two-family homes have carved up their basements into makeshift dorms, illicitly constructed with narrow hallways, windowless bedrooms, shaky walls and electrical wiring strung together like knotted shoelaces. There is no accurate count of how many exist, but estimates are in the tens of thousands.
An open secret, the basements are a haven for thousands of people who work in restaurant kitchens, on delivery bikes, in small factories or on construction sites. They live in tiny rooms alone, or share tight spaces with strangers, or even sleep in shifts.
The small, dark room where Amado stays costs $650 a month. His share is $325. His roommate is undocumented, and so is his roommate’s brother, who earlier this year frequently stayed over and shared a twin bed. The brothers slept head-to-toe, back-to-back.
Queens is next door to Velázquez‘s 7th District in New York.
Federal economists state the Econ. 101 obvious: Tight labor markets drive up wages, as new study shows younger workers are using Trump's semi-tight labor market to switch jobs to get higher wages. IOW: Of course business groups want more migration. Blue-Collars Employees Boost Wages by Switching Jobs | Breitbart
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) September 26, 2019
Immigration Numbers:
Each year, roughly four million young Americans join the workforce after graduating from high school or a university. This total includes about 800,000 Americans who graduate with skilled degrees in business or health care, engineering or science, software, or statistics.
But the federal government then imports about 1.1 million legal immigrants. It also adds replacement workers to a resident population of more than 1.5 million white-collar visa workers — including approximately one million H-1B workers and about 500,000 blue-collar H-2B, H-2A, and J-1 visa workers. The government also prints more than one million work permits for new foreigners, and it rarely punishes companies for employing illegal migrants.
This policy of inflating the labor supply boosts economic growth and stock values for investors. The stimulus happens because the extra labor ensures that employers do not have to compete for American workers by offering higher wages and better working conditions.
The federal policy of flooding the market with cheap, foreign white-collar graduates and blue-collar labor shifts wealth from young employees toward older investors. It also widens wealth gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, reduces marriage rates, and hurts children’s schools and college educations.
The cheap-labor economic strategy also pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and it sidelines millions of marginalized Americans, including many who are now struggling with drug addictions.
The labor policy also moves business investment and wealth from the Heartland to the coastal cities, explodes rents and housing costs, undermines suburbia, shrivels real estate values in the Midwest, and rewards investors for creating low-tech, labor-intensive workplaces.
But President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” policy is boosting wages by capping immigration within a growing economy.
The Census Bureau said September 10 that men who work full-time and year-round got an average earnings boost of 3.4 percent in 2018, pushing their median salaries up to $55,291. Women gained 3.3 percent in wages, bringing their median salaries to $45,097 for full-time, year-round work.
Immigration lawyers are arguing that illegal migrants should be allowed to get green cards — even if they have two DUIs. Pro-Migration Lawyers: Drunk-Driving Illegals Should Get Green Cards
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) October 28, 2019
 

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Democrat legislators have drafted a bill to import at least 50,000 “climate refugees” per year
It may be an 'import' into a new climate hell if the cold stays the course.

Going back to September (27th), here is a video from Calgary, Alberta as a record:


Next door in BC they were also making snow at ski resorts in September (then there is Mount Rose above in Tahoe opening October 25th):

“Panorama Mountain Resort has started up their snow-making system nearly a month ahead of schedule as the storm to hit southeastern B.C. and southern Alberta over the weekend brought with it cold temperatures and the first significant snowfall of the season,” the resort said.
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One wonders if we are actually witnessing the onset of an Ice Age? Inquiring minds want to know!
:-D
While fires are unfortunately burning in California as they did up here for a few years, and to rant a little, it will be minus -17 Celsius 600 km. northeast of California by morning with some leaves still greenish as the ground starts to freeze solid at home.

Fire in the hearth is now also a daily occurrence as it has been for awhile - including May, June, July, August and September. Of course there is nothing to see here on the news other than the climate warming cult is telling us folks to reduce our carbon or else. The 'or else' is always monetary. However, there are still some diehard supporters of this cult around in these parts when not focused exclusively on their navels, but many others folks thumb their noses at them while getting on with the business at hand of chopping a few more cords of wood for winter - that is just objective reality for these folks, nothing unusual - although inconvenient at times.

Now going out on a limb here, perhaps too far, and speaking of firewood (and inconvenience), if left up to the carbon-cult they will probably come for our firewood soon if they get their way. For instance, from Phys Org they are already shaming the Norwegians about this very thing (all Norwegians here should not put up with this science as talking firewood away is like fighting words for many) - soon to spread here: Your wood stove affects the climate more than you might think. Now if that happens, here at home the only thing left to burn will be an old dusty copy of An Inconvenient Truth in a vain attempt to try and stay warm. Of this Gore book, all I can say is that it was a waste of good pulp fiber intended for better words than his and the $23.95 spent by the buyer who gifted it to me - I'm sentimental about that book, though, only in that it reminds me of how cult leadership starts - did not tell the gift-giver that, as obviously it would be rather rude.

Speaking of Al, and not mentioned either to the gift-giver regarding this book (and I've no idea how many copies Al sold - I looked), was that when the idea of this book popped into Al's head he likely broke record emissions for the amount of personal carbon he expelled to the point that even cows were somewhat embarrassed by this revelation, especially after having taken such a bad rap for all these years expelling greenhouse gases. Not mentioned either was that if it took, by some estimates, 110,000 trees harvested to produce
Harry Potter (and no, there is no attempt at classifying Harry Potter with Al's book), and if this number is close, Mr. Gore's book did a number on forests, not to mention the fuel used to cut all the trees down, skid it, process it, truck it and pulp it. The only good result, and All can take some credit, was it created some good paying jobs, feed families and communities and produced DMSO from the wood pulping process, and as a bonus, removing thick forest fuel that might have otherwise burned close to communities. Thereafter, Al's then soon to be released paper for his book was trucked to market and bought and sold in the carbon chain, warehoused and then trucked again to the presses - inked, bounded and shipped by more trucks, rail, airplane and container ships to markets. The customers drove in. Translated into other multi-languages (including probably children's coloring books for the education chain), more books were shipped offshore. Again, Al takes some credit for all those jobs.

So, for the Gore acolytes swooning to his every word, in reality Al's book, despite the jobs, did an inconvenient amount of 'climate' damage from his scientific perspective. However, that is the tip of the iceberg regarding Al's carbon contributions from his own post 60's scientific Keeling Curve world. By the time he transported himself to those thousand stage appearances, jetted in to pick up his mineral smelted resource based Nobel Prize, no carbon offsetting could then be possible in the life of Al to help bring him back to net-zero aka carbon neutrality.

Okay, I'm done with Gore.

The rest of the week looks cold...

Long rang forecast - the Almanac states:

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020
Winter will be colder than normal, with above-normal precipitation and below-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid-December and early January, from late January into early February, and in mid- and late February, with the snowiest periods in late December, early to mid-January, and early February. April and May will be slightly warmer than normal, with precipitation above normal in the north and below normal in the south. Summer will be hotter than normal, with the hottest periods in late June and mid-July. Precipitation will be above normal. September and October will be warmer than normal, with near-normal precipitation in the east and above-normal precipitation elsewhere.
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So, possibly fires again next summer with above normal precipitation that may keep wildfires in check (depending on the lightning). Sounds like the fireplace will continue to be well used this winter.
 

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Arctic cold will engulf much of the West, Plains and Midwest before the chilly temperatures eventually reach the Ohio Valley and South late this week.

The cold air is being funneled southward from Canada into the western and central United States by a southward plunge of the jet stream. That dip in the jet stream will slowly migrate eastward late in the week, taking the colder air with it.

Not only will it be cold, but accumulating snow is expected from the Rockies to the Plains and upper Midwest.

The most below average temperatures will be in the West and Plains, where highs and lows will be 20 to 40 degrees below average.

The cold air will slowly creep eastward late in the week. It may nudge into the Ohio Valley and South by Friday in a somewhat muted form, with temperatures 10 to 20 degrees colder than average.

This air mass will not be as anomalously cold by the time it reaches the East Coast late this weekend or beyond. Highs and lows there will only be 5 to 10 degrees below average.

This animation shows the progression of the arctic air from Tuesday through Thursday. The dark purple and white contours indicate where temperatures will be the most below average each day.Cold Outlook
Cold air has already moved into the Rockies and Plains, but it will be reinforced by another shot of arctic air midweek.

Low temperatures much of this week will plunge 20 to 40 degrees below average for late October from portions of the West into the Plains.

Current Temperatures
On Sunday morning, daily record lows for Oct. 27 were set in Rapid City, South Dakota (11 degrees), and Bozeman (8 degrees) and Billings, Montana (14 degrees). Salt Lake City set a daily record low for Oct. 28 on Monday morning when it dipped to 22 degrees. Eureka, Nevada, dipped to 1 degree Monday morning, smashing its previous daily record low for the date of 10 degrees.

Additional daily record lows will be in jeopardy through Thursday morning, particularly in the Great Basin, Rockies and western High Plains.


Potential Record Lows Thursday Morning

Cities located as far south as Texas may set daily record lows Friday morning.

Lows in the single digits above and below zero are expected in parts of the Rockies Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Temperatures in the teens may reach as far south as the Texas Panhandle.

Denver's low temperature Thursday morning could come within a few degrees of the city's all-time coldest October temperature of minus 2 degrees.

Forecast Morning Lows

Winds will also be gusty at times, making it feel even colder, with dangerous wind chills possible.

High temperatures of 20 to 40 degrees below average may last through midweek in the Great Basin, Rockies and Plains. The upper Midwest will generally be about 10 to 20 degrees colder than average.

This translates to highs topping out in the 20s in the Rockies and the 30s from the Northern and Central Plains into the upper Midwest.

A few spots in the higher terrain of the northern and central Rockies, especially in Wyoming, may be stuck in the single digits Tuesday afternoon.

Numerous daily record cold high temperatures are expected in the West, Central and Southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley through Thursday.

Forecast Highs

The cold conditions will slowly push south and eastward as the week progresses.

Colder than average temperatures will likely spread east of the Mississippi River late this week, including parts of the Ohio Valley and South.

The East Coast will likely wait until late in the weekend or early next week for the below average temperatures to arrive.
 

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Freeze Warnings Into The Deep South Again Tonight OCT 31st


“Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold,” warns the National Weather Service. “Remember the 4 P’s — People, Pets, Plants and Pipes!”

Freeze warnings from Fort Worth, Texas, to Shreveport, Louisiana, to Rome, Georgia, to Birmingham, Alabama, to Oxford, Mississippi, to Chillicothe, Missouri, to Asheville, North Carolina, to Kirksville, Illinois, to Wilmington, Ohio, to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Huntington, West Virginia, and pretty much ALL of Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Not to mention winter weather advisories for Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.

And don’t forget. It’s still October!
 

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It's definitely much different then last year. Winter came much earlier this time around.
Mother nature may have even fooled the farmers.

All maps pretty much snow! Eye north zone Andorra @OrdinoArcalis i Pallars Aran @SkiPallars@baqueira_beret Zona Vall Ferrera Tavascan Certascan seems like a good package can fall.
@alexmegapc@Meteo_Pyrenees@meteocat@4estacions2@esquidemuntanya@iemcat@Esquiades

Often + 30cm of fresh snow since Sunday on #Alpes North above 2000/2200 meters (locally 60-80cm) and this is just the beginning. The weather is going to be lasting snowy in altitude on the whole of the French massifs these next days. Panoramic Tignes (c)
 

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Two recent noteworthy reports -



Normal life paralysed, power lines down after 16 hours of incessant snowfall

Seven people were killed as 16 hours of incessant snowfall paralysed life in the Kashmir valley on Thursday. Surface as well as air traffic was completely disrupted.

This season's first heavy snowfall started on Wednesday night and continued all day on Thursday. It triggered avalanches at many places in the valley and turned the narrow tracks on the hill slopes dangerously slippery.

Traffic on all major highways connecting the valley to the rest of the country, including the Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the Srinagar-Poonch Highway and the Srinagar-Kargil Highway, was completely disrupted. Around 2,000 vehicles were left stranded on these highways, officials said.

No flights

No flight was able to land or take off from the Srinagar airport due to accumulation of snow on the runway, and low visibility, officials said. Srinagar city saw major traffic gridlocks due to snow accumulation and slippery roads. The State capital recorded over one-feet of snowfall and the upper reaches of Kupwara, Shopian, Ganderbal and Baramulla recorded 3-4 ft of snowfall.

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Looks like things are ...erm... 'hotting up' on the cold front!
 
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