The Living Force
On DMI.dk where I found the link to the article in English, there are some comments for the public:2018: Arctic researchers have just witnessed another extreme summer—but in a new sense of the word. Although public interest has long been focused on general warming trends and trends towards a lower sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean, this summer saw the realization of another predicted trend: that of increasing precipitation during the winter months and of increased year-to-year variability. In a well-studied ecosystem in Northeast Greenland, this resulted in the most complete reproductive failure encountered in the terrestrial ecosystem during more than two decades of monitoring: only a few animals and plants were able to reproduce because of abundant and late melting snow. These observations, we suggest, should open our eyes to potentially drastic consequences of predicted changes in both the mean and the variability of arctic climate.
From the above it is now more easy to move to the position that not only was the part of the new finding with the predictions of colder weather and more snow right, the former expectation that the "fundamentally rising global temperature will ’overtake’ the records related to cold." was fundamentally wrong.Multiple records in all directions.
Martin Olesen points out the most striking aspect of the investigation into the massive snowfall.:
”The result is in line with the expected effects of climate change. We have anticipated that one of the consequences of global warming is more extreme weather, with greater fluctuations and thus more ’record-weather’. And the records are expected to run out in every direction – in the fields of heat, drought and storms, but also in the cold and high snow levels.
We assume that the snowfall of this size in the Arctic will happen again, but it is too early to say how often it will happen.”
At some point, however, it is to be expected that the fundamentally rising global temperature will ’overtake’ the records related to cold.
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.
"One non-breeding year is hardly that bad for high-arctic species,"
These days, the Arctic is usually in the news for extreme heat and melting ice. But last winter, the region was buried by extreme snowfall, and new research suggests the deep drifts thwarted the reproductive success of plants and animals in...www.sott.net
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.
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.
Velázquez‘s bill is a potential boon to special interests and a disaster for Americans.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.
Queens is next door to Velázquez‘s 7th District in New York.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.
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 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
Democrat legislators have drafted a bill to import at least 50,000 “climate refugees” per year
“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.
One wonders if we are actually witnessing the onset of an Ice Age? Inquiring minds want to know!
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.
Mother Nature/Earth is apparently NOT happy with California Dems and Liberals