Solar Grand Solar Minimum part deux

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The Oppenheimer Ranch Project has a new podcast out:

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African Dust Covers The Southeast US - Hail Piles Up Like Snow on The Streets - Cosmic Ray Maximum
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Summer Hail Storm Blankets Colorado, Creates “Hail River” https://bit.ly/3eEFvUP
Hail piles up like snow on the streets of Castle Rock https://bit.ly/31kZ28R
Custer sees major hail and rain thunderstorm https://bit.ly/2BKSHIW
Storm unloads hail barrage on Quad Cities https://bit.ly/384xZA0
Potential For Severe Weather Saturday https://bit.ly/2VnDJ2A
The link between Saharan dust and Thursday’s severe weather in Baton Rouge area https://bit.ly/3dAG9RW
Severe Thunderstorms In the Northeast; Fire Weather Out West https://www.weather.gov/
UK weather: Storm warnings for most of country after massive hail stones in northern England https://bit.ly/3dJz1Tq
Tips for protecting plants from hail https://bit.ly/2Zf65x3
Current Space Weather Data Unbiased https://www.solarham.net/
Worldwide Volcano News http://bit.ly/2v9JJhO
Cosmic Ray Maximum Confirmed Since October https://bit.ly/386upWf
Cut back on meat to avoid another pandemic LMFAO https://yhoo.it/2BNoadu
Geochemists solve mystery of Earth's vanishing crust https://bit.ly/3i9ZwVd
 

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ALBERT EINSTEIN: “CO2 CAN’T STORE HEAT”
JUNE 27, 2020 CAP ALLON

If alive today, Albert Einstein would almost certainly have been labelled a global warming “denier”. His views and theories would be considered controversial –a word that shouldn’t exist in science– and I’m sure the horde of climate zealots would work tirelessly to destroy his career.

Back in 1919, Einstein showed that if a gas was in thermodynamic equilibrium the rate of adsorption by an infrared gas was equal to the emission.

Meaning, if you increase the amount of infrared active gases in the atmosphere you will increase the rate of absorption but, crucially, at the exact same time you will increase the rate of emission.

So, if the gas is in thermodynamic equilibrium you won’t get a greenhouse effect — it won’t store the energy. The air is in thermodynamic equilibrium.

Today’s climate models have decided to ignore Einstein.

In today’s world of settled science! and groupthink, Einstein, I’m sure, would have recalled the famous attack on himself: “A Hundred Scientists Against Einstein,” published in Germany in 1931. His pithy response then was, “If I were wrong, one would have been enough.”

His view of groupthink was summarized in another comment: “In order to be a member of a flock of sheep, one must, above all, be a sheep oneself!”

And to the oft baa’d the science is settled! claim — well, Einstein would surely have repeated his quote: “We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.”

The arrogance of climate alarmist is astonishing.

Nothing is ever settled.

“No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right. A single experiment can prove me wrong.”

Chugging in the background, behind the alarmist arrogance, planet Earth is always running experiments on our behalf — and, unfortunately for the warm-mongers, the results routinely prove the CO2/global warming theory wrong.

Temperatures have risen at a much slower rate, two or three times slower, than models predicted. And on top of that, no one has the first clue how much of that relatively small warming is due to increased carbon dioxide.

After all, as professor Will Happer writes:

“Quite similar warming was observed more than a century ago when CO2 could not have played a role. The alarmist narrative has been proven wrong by experimental observation. With his reverence for observational fact, Einstein would have been repulsed by the Orwellian demonization of CO2 as ‘carbon pollution’.”

Levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have varied tremendously throughout the ages, from as high as 7,000 ppm to as low as 150 ppm–and not so widely-known is that it’s only at those lower levels where life struggles.

Data from ice cores and marine sediments clearly reveal that there is no correlation whatsoever between atmospheric CO2 concentrations and the temperature at the earth’s surface:




Satellites show that the modest increase of CO2 in the past few decades has produced a measurable greening of the Earth, especially in arid regions.

As Dr. Patrick Moore says:

“First of all, there is no hard evidence that CO2 has anything to do with the changing temperature of the Earth’s climate. Secondly, CO2 is the most important food for all life on earth.

“All the carbon in all carbon based life came from carbon dioxide, in the air and the water. Carbon dioxide has been declining steadily for the last 150 million years to its lowest level in the history of life on earth, at the height of the last glaciation — 180 ppm. The reason for this is that life itself has sucked the carbon out of the system and put it into the sediments as fossil fuels, but much more importantly as carbonaceous rocks, a fancy term for limestone. That’s where all the carbon went and we, thankfully, are putting some of the CO2 back into the air that was sucked out by life over the millennia and are restoring a balance to the global carbon cycle.

“At 150 ppm carbon dioxide in the atmosphere plants die. They don’t just need carbon dioxide to survive, they need a certain level of it, just like we need a certain level of oxygen, to survive.

“Virtually all commercial greenhouse growers enrich the atmosphere in their greenhouse with between two to three times the level [of CO2] in the global atmosphere today in order to get 20 to 60 percent increase in growth. And indeed, this is happening globally as we have increased CO2 from 280 ppm to 410 ppm — a greening of the earth is occurring, NASA has it on their website, the Australian scientists and the European scientist all confirm that there has been a massive greening of the earth.”

Prof. Happer appears to backup Moore’s statement, writing:

“Over most of geological history, concentrations of atmospheric CO2 have been much higher than those today. Both plant and animal life were more abundant when the atmosphere was enriched with three or four times more CO2 than today’s levels.

Climate alarmists are having a difficult time justifying their claims with science.

The Earth stubbornly refuses to warm as quickly as establishment models predict. Extreme weather is not becoming more frequent. Sea levels are rising at about the same rate as they did in the 1800s. But rather than address honest scientific concerns, alarmists attack skeptics as “deniers,” a word deliberately chosen to vilify the person, along with CO2.”

Einstein was subject to similar attacks, by envious, prejudiced contemporaries. His advice on how to deal with this was as follows:

“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.”

So let’s ignore the bogus, political agendas at play, and forgive all those poor unfortunately souls (alarmists) that have been swept-up in it all — the end of the world is a compelling narrative, and sheep are easily herded.

A far more likely future for planet Earth is the return to a natural, cyclical spell of global cooling – one arriving in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.






The Sun is at the heart of all Earthly catastrophes, not Man and his inconsequential activities. Man plays about as much part in the grand climate cycles as ants on mound of dirt — we can shift that dirt; ravage the local environment even; completely alter our surroundings, but we have no say in the multimillennial will of the cosmos.

Prepare for the COLDlearn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
 

TxGal

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Summer hailstorm blankets Colorado, creates "hail river"

Michael Mason
newcountry991.com
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:48 UTC

hail river

A summer hailstorm rolled through Colorado Friday (June 26) causing cars to slide off the road, flooding streets and creating a "river of hail."

A stormy Friday afternoon led to some amazing footage of a road flooding with hail in Castle Rock. The footage, caught by Stan Gilliland and shared by Denver 7 was right outside Gilliland's front door. The intense storm set off national weather alerts, caused damage and sent cars sliding off the road.

View: https://youtu.be/-_Mb3ejAAE8


View: https://twitter.com/DenverChannel/status/1276676929538514944


Check out this video from Denver 7 of the conditions out on the roads:

View: https://twitter.com/DenverChannel/status/1276684040834170882
 

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Saharan dust cloud cloaks U.S. Gulf Coast in choking haze
Jeff Berardelli
CBS News
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 10:11 UTC


HOUSTON DUST

What's been called the most significant dust cloud in 50 years has now shrouded the U.S. Gulf Coast in a thick, dusty haze. The dust layer, which originated in the Sahara desert and drifted across the Atlantic, is forecast to continue moving north and east through the weekend, impacting areas from Texas and Florida all the way up to as far north as the Canadian border.

For most people, the dust will merely be a nuisance, but for many who have breathing issues the extra particulates in the atmosphere can cause complications. The timing couldn't be much worse, considering that a recent Harvard study shows that long-term exposure to fine particles of pollution in the air, much like dust, may be linked to higher rates of hospitalization and death due to COVID-19.

View: https://youtu.be/JefX0BlZDA4


View: https://youtu.be/u7M-VIh-0Xg


Currently the dust is thickest from Texas to Florida.

View: https://twitter.com/WeatherProf/status/1276507997473292293


The dust is responsible for the dense haze shrouding Houston's skyline in the photo below.

Downtown Houston is cloaked in haze as a Saharan dust cloud moves over parts of Texas on Friday, June 26, 2020.
© DAVID J. PHILLIP/AP

Downtown Houston is cloaked in haze as a Saharan dust cloud moves over parts of Texas on Friday, June 26, 2020.
Most of the dust layer exists far above the surface — mostly between a few thousand feet above the surface to about 15,000 to 20,000 feet up. However, vertical mixing of the atmosphere and rainfall can bring that dust to the ground, and that's when it can become harmful to people with respiratory issues.

In some places, like the Southeast, enough dust will settle that odds are people there will be able to see a thin layer of dust on their cars.

View: https://twitter.com/HankAllenWX/status/1276502429681549312


View: https://twitter.com/MattDevittWINK/status/1276625538833145856


View: https://twitter.com/NWSCorpus/status/1276486381791928320


View: https://twitter.com/SteveWAFB/status/1276223260984819712


The dust plume is forecast to break into two chunks due to a split in steering flow in the mid levels of the atmosphere, which will act as a guide.

One part of the dust cloud will be pulled northward from Texas through the Plains States and Midwest this weekend, and even to the Canadian border on Monday morning. The dust will diffuse and thin out dramatically by the time it reaches the nation's middle, but cities like Kansas City, Minneapolis and Chicago will see a hazier than normal sky. The dust in the atmosphere will also make for some especially vivid sunrises and sunsets.

View: https://twitter.com/WeatherProf/status/1276541558809034753


Now, dust has both negative and positive impacts.

On the positive side, for millions of years dust has been transported by the east-to-west trade winds from Africa across the Caribbean to Florida, supplying much of the soil, and nutrients in the soil, for growth of vegetation. Scientists believe that the nutrient load in the environment around Florida and the Bahamas is otherwise so poor that without the African dust, the coral reefs would have had a hard time growing and flourishing. Dust plumes also supply much of the nutrients to sustain life in the Amazon rainforest.

View: https://youtu.be/ygulQJoIe2Y


(Read more here)
 

TxGal

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I just don't have a good feeling about this:


Biblical 15-square-kilometer Locust Swarm Is Heading Towards Brazil and Uruguay After Invading Northeast Argentina

By Strange Sounds
Jun 26, 2020

Argentina and Brazil are monitoring the movement of a 15-square-kilometer locust swarm in Argentina’s northeast that’s crossing South America.

The insects, which entered Argentina from Paraguay, are heading toward Uruguay. While they are not expected to affect Brazil’s crops, the nation’s agriculture ministry on Thursday declared a state of emergency in two southern states in order to allow officials to take preventive measures.

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Biblical locust invades Brazil, Argentina and heads to Uruguay in South America in June 2020. Picture: DW

Argentine food safety body SENASA said the swarm, which initially entered Argentina from Paraguay in late May, contained about 40 million insects. It is in the province of Corrientes, near borders with Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Argentina and Brazil are among the world’s largest soy and corn exporters.


We are following the movement of the plague,” Héctor Medina, a coordinator at SENASA, told Reuters on Thursday.

Due to the arrival of a cold weather front from the south, the movement of the locusts would be limited in the coming days, he added.

The low temperatures “will prevent them from moving and reproducing. The lethargy makes them stay still,” Medina said. Winds could eventually push the cloud of locusts into a neighboring country, he added.

View: https://twitter.com/UOLNoticias/status/1276597646254211072

(From Google Translate: LOCUST CLOUD MAKES SOUTHERN BRAZIL DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply declared a state of phytosanitary emergency in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina due to the swarm of locust that can reach the country)


Phytosanitary emergency in Brazil
Brazil’s agriculture ministry is also monitoring the swarm and has asked farmers in the south of the country to be on alert, although it has concluded that the locust cloud is unlikely to move into Brazilian territory for now.

Nevertheless, Farming Minister Tereza Cristina Dias, declared on Thursday a “phytosanitary emergency” in the states of Río Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina due to the swarm.

View: https://twitter.com/porqtendenciauy/status/1275873549635538947

(From Google Translate: For the invasion of thousands of locusts on the Argentine coast that approaches Uruguay and worries rural producers.

How many plagues did the Bible say?)


In Argentina, both SENASA and the Buenos Aires grain exchange said they were less worried by the locust swarm than issues of dry weather impacting crops.

For now (the swarm) is not a problem, we are more concerned about the humidity issue for wheat planting than locusts,” said Esteban Copati, head of agricultural estimates at the exchange, who added the swarm was moving over a marginal farming areas.

The plague have raised concerns in Brazil

A representative from the Aprosoja growers association in Rio Grande do Sul said they feared the locusts would enter the state where corn is still being harvested and wheat being grown.

View: https://twitter.com/PrimoECosta/status/1276527617466916865


(From Google Translate: I just saw a news story, that there is in South America a cloud of locusts rising from Argentina to Brazil, which has already been declared an emergency in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, bordering Argentina and Uruguay.

Finally 2020.)


Eugenio Hack of the Copercampos cooperative in Santa Catarina told Reuters that if the locusts were to move to the state, producers would have to be trained to use the appropriate chemicals, which are different from those normally used.

My grandfather dealt with locusts many years ago. Farmers used to dig ditches in the ground, cover insects with soil, and then set them on fire,” Hack said.
 
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Magnetic field “oscillated like a sine wave” on Tuesday
June 27, 2020 by Robert

“Earth’s magnetic field has been quiet,” writes Dr Tony Phillips. “Very quiet. The sun is in the pits of what may turn out to be the deepest Solar Minimum in a century. Geomagnetic storms just aren’t happening.”

And yet…



“That’s why I was so surprised on June 23rd when my instruments picked up a magnetic anomaly,” reports Stuart Green, who operates a research-grade magnetometer in his backyard in Preston UK. “For more than 30 minutes, the local magnetic field oscillated like a sine wave.”

He wasn’t the only one who noticed. In the Lofoten islands of Norway, Rob Stammes detected a similar anomaly on his magnetometer. “It was remarkable,” he says. “Our magnetic field swung back and forth by about 1/3rd of a degree. I also detected ground currents with the same 10 minute period.”

(He detected ground currents! I talk about electrotelluric currents racing through the soil during magnetic reversals in “Not by Fire but by Ice.”)

Earth’s magnetic field was so quiet on June 23rd, the ripple was heard all around the world. INTERMAGNET‘s global network of magnetic observatories picked up wave activity at the same time from Hawaii to China to the Arctic Circle. There’s even a hint of it in Antarctica.

Out of Nowhere, a Global Magnetic Anomaly

Thanks to Dan Welch, Laurel, Benjamin Napier and Perry Debell

“Another sign of magnetic reversal?” asks Perry.

“Not double checked but I think 23rd was around that 7 scale quake? USGS tonight has some hefty 5+ ones a 6+around asia and all are shallow 10ks.

Follow on from this event wouldn’t surprise me,” says Laurel.
 

TxGal

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Brazil declares crop emergency bracing for a biblical plague of locusts

Sputnik International
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:14 UTC

Locusts

The invasion of insects has already devastated India, Pakistan, Africa and some parts of the Middle East, causing billions of dollars in damages. In Somalia locusts destroyed 500 acres of cropland and plunged one million people into a food crisis.

Brazil's Agriculture Ministry declared a crop emergency on Thursday as the country braces for a plague of locusts of biblical proportions. The move will help authorities to implement steps to suppress the invasion of voracious insects and take other emergency measures should the locusts reach the fertile southern states Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. However, the ministry noted that such a scenario is unlikely.

The swarm of locusts, which consists of 40 million insects, first hit Paraguay and then travelled to Argentina and is now 100 kilometres from Brazil's border. Argentina and Brazil are some of the largest producers of corn and soy. Officials in Buenos Aires say so far the crop-munching insects have not caused as much damage as they did in Pakistan and India (the latter saw 600,000 hectares of the crops destroyed). Officials say low temperatures prevent insects from moving and reproducing.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned that if locusts continue to destroy crops in this way they will pose a threat to the livelihoods of 10 percent of the world's population or 780 million people. The humanitarian catastrophe may have already begun as FAO warned that a second-generation of immature swarms has started forming in Kenya.
 

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Just Wow!!! Are they heading north to us???
I had to do some digging to be sure, but I seemed to recall that the Africanized Bees came to the US from South America. I wish I'd been wrong:


Excerpt:

Distribution: In 1956, some colonies of African Honey Bees were imported into Brazil, with the idea of cross-breeding them with local populations of Honey Bees to increase honey production. In 1957, twenty-six African queens, along with swarms of European worker bees, escaped from an experimental apiary about l00 miles south of Sao Paulo. These African bee escapees have since formed hybrid populations with European Honey Bees, both feral and from commercial hives. They have gradually spread northward through South America, Central America, and eastern Mexico, progressing some 100 to 200 miles per year. In 1990, Killer Bees reached southern Texas, appeared in Arizona in 1993, and found their way to California in 1995. They are expected to form colonies in parts of the southern United States.


Yep, we should all be concerned!
 

TxGal

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Many thanks to LucyT, who sent this to me:
A Disastrous Summer in the Arctic
By Carolyn Kormann
June 27, 2020
Aerial view of the pollution in a river
In Siberia in late May, thawing permafrost caused an oil-storage tank to collapse, leading to the largest oil spill ever to occur in the Russian Arctic.Photograph by Irina Yarinskaya / AFP / Getty

The remote Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, three thousand miles east of Moscow and six miles north of the Arctic Circle, has long held the record, with another Siberian town, for the coldest inhabited place in the world. The record was set in 1892, when the temperature dropped to ninety below zero Fahrenheit, although these days winter temperatures are noticeably milder, hovering around fifty below. Last Saturday, Verkhoyansk claimed a new record: the hottest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic, with an observation of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit—the same temperature was recorded that day in Las Vegas. Miami has only hit a hundred degrees once since 1896. “This has been an unusually hot spring in Siberia,” Randy Cerveny, the World Meteorological Organization’s rapporteur of weather and climate extremes, said. “The coinciding lack of underlying snow in the region, combined with over-all global temperature increases, undoubtedly helped play a critical role in causing this extreme.” Siberia, in other words, is in the midst of an astonishing and historic heat wave.

Anthropogenic climate change is causing the Arctic to heat up twice as fast as the rest of the planet. Climate models had predicted this phenomenon, known as Arctic amplification, but they did not predict how fast the warming would occur. Although Verkhoyansk has seen hot temperatures in the past, Saturday’s 100.4-degree record follows a wildly warm year across the region. Since December, temperatures in western Siberia have been eighteen degrees above normal. Since January, the mean temperature across Siberia has been at least 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit above the long-term average. As the meteorologist Jeff Berardelli reported for CBS, the heat that has fallen on Russia in 2020 “is so remarkable that it matches what’s projected to be normal by the year 2100, if current trends in heat-trapping carbon emissions continue.” By April, owing to the heat, wildfires across the region were larger and more numerous than they were at the same time last year, when the Russian government eventually had to send military aircrafts to battle vast blazes. The scale of the current wildfires—with towering plumes of smoke visible for thousands of miles on satellite images—suggest that this summer could be worse. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, they will also be more complicated to fight.

Toward the end of May, as the sun stopped dropping below the horizon, the heat continued. In the town of Khatanga, far north of the Arctic Circle, the temperature hit seventy-eight degrees Fahrenheit, or forty-six degrees above normal, topping the previous record by twenty-four degrees. The heat and fires are also hastening the dissolution of Siberian permafrost, perennially frozen ground that, when thawed, unleashes more greenhouse gases and dramatically destabilizes the land, with grave consequences. On May 29th, outside Norilsk, the northernmost city in the world, the thawing ground buckled, causing an oil-storage tank to collapse and spew more than a hundred and fifty thousand barrels, or twenty-one thousand tons, of diesel fuel into the Ambarnaya River. The spill was the largest to ever occur in the Russian Arctic.

Norilsk, which was constructed in the nineteen-thirties by prisoners of a nearby Gulag camp, Norillag, was already one of the most polluted places in the world. Most of its hundred and seventy-seven thousand residents work for Norilsk Nickel, the company that owns the collapsed oil tank. Its massive mining and metallurgy complex alone is worth two per cent of Russia’s G.D.P. The city contributes a fifth of the global nickel supply and nearly half of the world’s palladium, a metal used to make catalytic converters. Factories billow clouds of sulfur dioxide incessantly, and the resulting acid rain has turned the city and its surroundings into an industrial wasteland, with no green space or parks, just dirt and dead trees. Life expectancy in Norilsk is twenty years shorter than it is in the United States. The last time the town made the news, before the oil spill, was exactly a year ago, when an emaciated polar bear, a refugee from its melting home, was photographed rummaging through the city dump.

Norilsk Nickel’s executives have tried to skirt responsibility for the oil spill by blaming the thawing permafrost—or, as a press release stated, “a sudden sinking of the storage tank’s pillars, which served accident-free for more than thirty years.” But the thaw did not happen unexpectedly, out of nowhere. Buildings in Norilsk have collapsed because of the sagging ground. Russian and international experts have been aware of the risks that rapidly thawing permafrost represents for more than a decade. A 2017 report from an Arctic Council working group said that “communities and infrastructure built on frozen soils are significantly affected by thawing permafrost, one of the most economically costly impacts of climate change in the Arctic.” They found that thawing permafrost could contaminate freshwater, when previously frozen industrial and municipal waste is released, and that the bearing capacity of building foundations has declined by forty to fifty per cent in some Siberian settlements since the nineteen-sixties. They also noted that “the vast Bovanenkovo gas field in western Siberia has seen a recent increase in landslides related to thawing permafrost.” The authors of a 2018 paper, published in Nature Communications, found that “45% of the hydrocarbon extraction fields in the Russian Arctic are in regions where thaw-related ground instability can cause severe damage to the built environment.” The paper continued, “Alarmingly, these figures are not reduced substantially even if the climate change targets of the Paris Agreement are reached.”

In early June, President Vladimir Putin declared a national emergency, and scolded local authorities for their slow response to the spill. The Kremlin allegedly found out about the spill two days after the fact, from pictures of a crimson river posted on social media. Although the Russian prosecutor general’s office agreed, in a preliminary finding, that the thawing permafrost was a contributing factor to the spill, investigators also said that the fuel-storage tank had needed repairs since 2018. They arrested four employees of the power plant on charges of violating environmental regulations. Norilsk Nickel denied the accusations but said that the company is coöperating with law-enforcement agencies and has launched “a full and thorough investigation.” “We fully accept our responsibility for the event,” the company said in a statement provided to the Guardian. Vladimir Potanin, the president of Norilsk Nickel and the richest man in Russia, said that the company will pay for the full cost of the disaster, which he estimated at ten billion rubles, or a hundred and forty-six million dollars. (A Russian environmental watchdog, Rosprirodnadzor, put the cost at around one and a half billion dollars.) Putin, meanwhile, publicly lambasted Potanin for the disaster, emphasizing that it was his company’s negligence that led to the spill. “If you replaced them in time,” Putin said, in a video call in early June, referring to the aging oil-storage tank, “there wouldn’t have been the damage to the environment and your company wouldn’t have to carry such costs.”

The company’s initial response efforts—floating booms to contain the spill—largely failed. By June 9th, the oil had entered the forty-three-mile-long Lake Pyasino, which borders a nature preserve and flows into the Pyasino River. “Once it enters that river system, it can’t be stopped,” Rob Huebert, an Arctic expert at the University of Calgary, said. “The oil could then make its way to the Arctic Ocean.” On June 11th, Russia’s investigative committee charged Norilsk’s mayor with criminal negligence, for his botched response to the disaster. Last Friday, in another video call, Putin’s emergencies minister reported that response teams had collected 3.6 million cubic feet of polluted soil and 1.1 million cubic feet of contaminated water. The company will construct a pipeline to pump the contaminated muck to unspecified disposal sites. But the region will remain toxic. Diesel oil seeps into river banks. Even if the oil is contained to the lake, the contamination can never be fully removed. Some of it will make its way through the food chain. Wildlife—fish, birds, reindeer—could suffer for decades. “You can’t ever really clean a spill up,” Huebert said. Putin, in the call, emphasized that work must continue until the damage is remedied. “Obviously, the disaster has brought dire consequences for the environment and severely impacted biodiversity in water bodies,” he said. “It will take a lot of time to reclaim and restore the environment.”


Putin, however, is not known for his environmentalism. His anger and concern about the Norilsk oil spill might have more to do with how much it exposed his government, making visible the overwhelming economic and environmental risks facing oil, gas, and mineral development in Siberia if temperatures there continue to rise. “The Russians’ continued development of oil and gas in the central Arctic region is their economic future,” Huebert said. “The Russians’ interest in all this is to keep the oil flowing, whatever it takes.” But sixty per cent of Russia is permafrost. Although much of the newest oil and gas infrastructure in the Far North has been engineered with climate change in mind, temperatures are currently on track to far exceed projections. Perhaps that is why the Kremlin did, finally, officially ratify the Paris accord last October. And yet the Kremlin continues to incentivize increased oil and gas development in eastern Siberia and the Arctic, which will lead to more greenhouse-gas emissions, which will continue speeding up the permafrost thaw.

The fallout of such policies will most immediately affect the health and survival of local communities. By 2050, according to the Nature Communications report, the loss of ground stability will affect at least a third of the infrastructure in the Arctic’s permafrost zone, and the lives of nearly four million people. But these policies also have dire global implications. With its abundant plant life, the Arctic, for tens of thousands of years, was a carbon sink for the rest of the planet. Permafrost across the Arctic and boreal regions contains between 1.46 trillion and 1.6 trillion tons of organic carbon, which is almost twice the amount present in the atmosphere today. This carbon includes hidden pouches of ancient methane, plus long-frozen organic matter (akin to a frozen compost pile) that can release carbon and methane once microbial life awakens in the warming ground. With rising temperatures, researchers have recently found, more and more of this carbon is being released, turning the Arctic into a carbon source. Sue Natali, a scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center, told me that, even though climate change has caused an increase in summertime Arctic plant life, which absorbs carbon dioxide, it is not enough. The warmth also increases the microbial decomposition of soil and plants in the winter, resulting in a higher annual release of carbon. “While the plants may have been ramping up,” she said, “in the wintertime, the microbes are keeping pace and actually exceeding them.” This cycle creates a terrifying feedback loop: more warming releases more carbon from the permafrost, which creates more warming. A study that Natali co-authored last fall projected that, if business continues as usual (in terms of emissions), by 2100, the Arctic could emit forty-one per cent more carbon each winter than it does now. That amount equals the emissions from two hundred and sixty-six million cars, nearly as many as are currently on the road in the United States.

The permafrost found in the area surrounding Verkhoyansk is some of the deepest and oldest in the world, descending as much as five thousand feet. Closer to the surface, a type of ice-rich permafrost known as yedoma is particularly vulnerable to rapid thaws. The result is thermokarst, the strange and sometimes shocking topography that forms as the land slides, sags, and sinks. Mysterious sinkholes suddenly appear, drunken forests fall, and hillocks destroy farmland. One of Russia’s most extreme examples of thermokarst, known as the Batagay megaslump, is a two-hundred-and-eighty-foot-deep, half-mile-wide depression, situated just outside Verkhoyansk. It first began forming as a small gully in the nineteen-sixties, because of deforestation, but has grown significantly in recent years, exposing the remains of ancient creatures, including musk ox, a cave lion, a Pleistocene wolf, a woolly mammoth, and an almost perfectly preserved, forty-thousand-year-old foal. While exciting for scientists and tusk hunters, the megaslump is another sign of the challenges that people in the region—home to several indigenous cultures and languages, including Sakha, Evenki, Even, and others—face if they want to remain on their land. Some locals call it a gateway to the underworld, which seems appropriate, as the slump releases more and more methane. Researchers who have been to the slump say that they can hear the thuds, booms, and cracks of the thawing ice. This summer, the sound will be especially loud.
 

TxGal

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Snow cooling in southern Siberia – Video
June 27, 2020 by Robert

In the Krasnoyarsk Region, summer has been interrupted by a strong cold wave.

June 21 is snowing. Winter visited the Sayan pass on the border of Khakassia and Tuva.

View: https://youtu.be/HOFgAUmgTT8


In Novosibirsk, a strong cooling occurred last weekend. At night, the thermometer showed +5, and frosts were observed in some places.

Another video showing lots of snow here:
Снежное похолодание на юге Сибири: видео
 

TxGal

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Deleted, IAF posted a video on his twitter feed that was already posted here from a different site.
 

TxGal

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The Oppenheimer Ranch Project has a new podcast out:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=102yPDw4vHA


Global Magnetic Anomaly Detected During Solar Minimum - Are We About To Have A Magnetic Reversal?
1,493 views
•Premiered 7 hours ago

Run time is 12:27

Global Magnetic Anomaly Detected During Deep Solar Minimum https://bit.ly/2YBXup8
Welcome to Solar Cycle 25 – Has a Grand Solar Minimum Arrived? https://bit.ly/2YE0y41
MAGNETICREVERSAL.org - Weakening of Earth's Magnetic Field http://bit.ly/2YQq6JV
MAGNETICREVERSAL.org - N/S Magnetic Pole Shift http://bit.ly/2mOfooH
Known Magnetic Excursions https://bit.ly/31sbHH5
Are we about to have a magnetic reversal? https://on.doi.gov/3dABXRX
What causes the periodic reversals of the earth's magnetic field? https://bit.ly/3dBQFbD
Can Rapid Magnetic Reversals Cause a Mass Extinction? https://bit.ly/2YGf8br
Recordings of Fast Paleomagnetic Reversals in a 1.2 Ma Greigite‐Rich Sediment Archive From Lake Ohrid, Balkans https://bit.ly/3eAY8Jb
Earth’s Magnetic Flips May Have Triggered Mass Extinctions https://bit.ly/3g9Vx9z
Hyperactive magnetic field may have led to one of Earth’s major extinctions https://bit.ly/3i9r8df
Under the simulation magnifying glass https://bit.ly/38cduRV
The Reversing Magnetic Field of Planet Earth https://bit.ly/2YCgMLg
Earth's Magnetic Field Vibrates Like a Drum https://bit.ly/3eFccBz
Researchers Shocked to Find Antarctic Penguins Much Happier With Less Sea Ice https://bit.ly/3dG7t1d
 

TxGal

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SCIENTIFIC PAPER “PROVES” CLOUDS CONTROL THE CLIMATE, NOT MAN
JUNE 28, 2020 CAP ALLON

A June, 2019 research paper concludes that human activity can account for no more than a 0.01C rise in global temperatures, and goes so far as to “prove” low-level clouds “practically control the global temperature”.

The paper, entitled No Experimental Evidence for the Significant Anthropogenic Climate Change and published in Nature, is the work of a group Finnish scientists. It explains how the IPCC’s analysis of global temperatures suffers from at least one glaring error — namely, the failure to account for “influences of low cloud cover” on global temperatures.

ABSTRACT
In this paper we will prove that GCM-models used in IPCC report AR5 fail to calculate the influences of the low cloud cover changes on the global temperature. That is why those models give a very small natural temperature change leaving a very large change for the contribution of the green house gases in the observed temperature. This is the reason why IPCC has to use a very large sensitivity to compensate a too small natural component. Further they have to leave out the strong negative feedback due to the clouds in order to magnify the sensitivity. In addition, this paper proves that the changes in the low cloud cover fraction practically control the global temperature.

For the full paper, click here.

But its conclusion is revealed in the below chart (lifted from the paper):

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It confirms what we’ve been saying all along, that cloud cover controls earth’s climate while the Sun (effectively) controls cloud cover — whether that be directly by an influx Cosmic Rays nucleating clouds under low solar activity (Svensmark) or indirectly by that same influx triggering large volcanic eruptions (Ebisuzaki) emitting particulates into the stratosphere.

That quote from Roy Spencer PhD. again rings true:

“Clouds are the Earth’s sunshade, and if cloud cover changes for any reason, you have global warming — or global cooling.”

This theory was recently further supported by researchers at Kobe University in Japan who published a paper rather innocuously titled,Intensified East Asian Winter Monsoon during the last Geomagnetic Reversal Transition“. But, as Robert Felix writes, that title belies its importance.

The press release (see link below) explains that Cosmic Rays increased “dramatically” during the Matuyama–Brunhes magnetic reversal of 780,000 years ago. Such an increase (called the Svensmark Effect) could induce more low cloud formation and influence the Earth’s climate via the umbrella effect.

For a detailed look from www.iceagenow.info, click below:


The Kobe paper explains how the IPCC’s climate models wildly overestimate the influence of carbon dioxide on global temperatures and ignore cloud cover:

…the [IPCC] models fail to derive the influences of low cloud cover fraction on the global temperature. A too small natural component results in a too large portion for the contribution of the greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. That is why J. KAUPPINEN AND P. MALMI IPCC represents the climate sensitivity more than one order of magnitude larger than our sensitivity 0.24°C. Because the anthropogenic portion in the increased CO2 is less than 10%, we have practically no anthropogenic climate change. The low clouds control mainly the global temperature.

Earth is at the early stages of suffering from both a Grand Solar Minimum AND a magnetic excursion/reversal.

These two independent factors occurring simultaneously are a double-whammy — each can drastically reduces Earth’s magnetic field (down to 10% of full-strength) which allows more Cosmic Rays to bombard our atmosphere which in turn nucleate more clouds and also heat the muons in silica-rich magma sending volcanoes-a-popping.

The upshot of each of these factors is global cooling.



NASA is attempting to paint the upcoming Grand Solar Minimum as a window of opportunity for space missions, “the improving ability to make such predictions about space weather are good news for mission planners who can schedule human exploration missions during periods of lower radiation.”

However this is absurd, and serves as yet another example of government obfuscation and half-truths.

NASA is effectively forecasting a return to the Dalton Minimum (1790-1830) but gives no mention of the brutal cold, crop loss, famine, war and powerful Volcanic eruptions associated with it:


The COLD TIMES are returning in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.



Prepare accordinglylearn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
 

TxGal

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Weather in the Urals: cold as in autumn
June 28, 2020 by Robert

“This cold Arctic air is going to reach Moscow soon,” says reader Alexy Parkhomenko.

Yesterday, 14:42 – It’s cold in the Urals, like in autumn. The temperature is kept at 5-8 degrees below the climatic norm. In the daytime, thermometers show only + 14 … + 16.

The cold anomaly is expected to last about 10 days. Frosts are observed at night.

https://www.gismeteo.ru/news/weather/pogoda-urale-holodno-kak-osenju/?utm_source=gismeteo&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_campaign=news
https://www.iceagenow.info/weather-in-the-urals-cold-as-in-autumn/#
 

TxGal

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Locust swarm INVADES tech & financial hub outside India's capital

RT
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 18:01 UTC

locusts
© AFP / Sanjay Kanojia

Footage shows a massive swarm of locusts invading the Indian city of Gurugram, located just southwest of New Delhi. The cloud of insects is a rare sight in the city - a posh financial and technology hub.

The locusts descended upon the streets of Gurugram on Saturday, flying in a large, cloud-like mass and resting upon anything they pleased. The invasion was anticipated, and the local authorities urged residents to close their doors and windows beforehand.

Videos show thousands of desert locusts flying around, making the entire scene blurry.

View: https://twitter.com/JmmRTMQS9XLqyeq/status/1276830292250996745


In some locations, they resemble a cloud of grayish smoke.

View: https://twitter.com/Rbalaji1995/status/1276762331934945281


Gurugram is a satellite city of the Indian capital, New Delhi, bordering the international airport. The locust invasion prompted an alert for pilots, who have been urged to be particularly careful when landing and taking off.

This is the first time the locusts have swarmed into the financial and tech hub, as they usually prefer rural areas, local media reported. The invasion prompted fears that the swarm might head to the capital next.

View: https://twitter.com/wtfxpyscho/status/1276791737168457728


India has been hit by a massive infestation of locusts, affecting at least seven states in the northern, central, and western parts of the country. The government has deployed vehicles, including fire engines and helicopters, to spray insecticide.

Luckily, the infestation comes during the lean season - a gap between the harvest and planting season, but the summer crops might be in danger if the locusts are not properly dealt with.
 

TxGal

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More snow as in Winter!
June 28, 2020 by Robert

28 Jun 2020 – WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON MONDAY ABOVE 6500 FEET…
National Weather Service Missoula MT

Western Lemhi County-Eastern Lemhi County-Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains-Butte/Blackfoot Region-

Snow expected above 6500 feet. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches. Locally higher amounts possible with 6 inches of snow possible above 7500 feet.

* WHERE…Bannock Pass, Highway 28 Tendoy to Lone Pine, Lemhi Pass, Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass, and Georgetown Lake.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be affected.

Question: Do you suppose this will affect glacier growth in Montana?

Missoula, MT
 

TxGal

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Frost advisory for Nevada
June 29, 2020 by Robert

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold

FROST ADVISORY FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM PDT MONDAY…

* WHAT…Temperatures as low as 33 will result in frost formation.

* WHERE…Northern Elko County, Humboldt County, Ruby Mountains and East Humboldt Range, Northern Lander County and Northern Eureka County, South Central Elko County and Southwest Elko County.

* WHEN…From 1 AM to 8 AM PDT Monday.

* IMPACTS…Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.

https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=lkn&wwa=frost advisory

Thanks to Quantum m1 for this link

“Some of these areas can have late frosts through June and only have about a 60-90 day season above 32–so this isn’t that far outside that range, although it indicates this is one of the colder ends to the winter / spring freezing season,” says Quantum m1.
 

TxGal

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Adapt 2030 has a new podcast out:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piYn8eb-egE


Strange Events Happening Across Our Planet (1004)
5,736 views • Jun 28, 2020

Run time is 8:51

Incredible events continue to sweep our planet from now locust swarms in S. America moving toward the US, 200 year floods in Europe, 50 year floods Japan, 100 year floods China, worlds longest lightning bolt in Brazil and rail traffic down 21.9% compared to 2019.
 

TxGal

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The Oppenheimer Ranch Project has a new podcast out:

Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Mountain Snow Ahead - Clouds (cosmic rays) Control The Climate, Not Man
4,818 views • Premiered 6 hours ago

Run time is 7:37

Striking cooldown ushering in rain, summer snow to parts of the West https://bit.ly/2BQGCSx
Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Mountain Snow Ahead https://bit.ly/31s7X8G
GFS Model Total Snow In The NW https://bit.ly/3g2w01K
Widespread Fire Weather Threats; Isolated Strong To Severe Storms http://bit.ly/2p2GER3
Georgia officials warn of potential health problems linked to Saharan dust cloud https://cnn.it/3g8JMAg
Worldwide Volcano News http://bit.ly/2v9JJhO
Nishino-shima volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan): 12,467 ft ash column https://bit.ly/2AcEVP7
Researchers Are Looking At Cannabis As A Potential Way To Prevent COVID-19 https://bit.ly/38aXOi3
In Search of Preventative Strategies: Novel Anti-Inflammatory High-CBD Cannabis Sativa Extracts Modulate ACE2 Expression in COVID-19 Gateway Tissues https://bit.ly/31xlH1E
U.N. Chief Guterres Calls for One Supreme Body of ‘Global Governance’ https://bit.ly/31rPg54
Current Arctic Sea Ice Thickness https://bit.ly/2Vu2CK3
SCIENTIFIC PAPER “PROVES” CLOUDS CONTROL THE CLIMATE, NOT MAN https://bit.ly/3g8KWM8
Sea Level Reconstructions For Geologic Time https://bit.ly/2ZhjwNg
 

TxGal

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WIDESPREAD FROST ENGULFS EASTERN AUSTRALIA

JUNE 29, 2020 CAP ALLON

An Antarctic blast has sent the mercury plunging across much of Eastern Australia, with below-freezing temps registered in many regions including Melbourne.

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warned on Monday that “temperatures at ground level can be many degrees lower than those recorded by standard weather stations, especially in calm conditions with clear skies.”

And in turn, damaging frosts have ravaged many parts.

Areas in the Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country, North Central, North East, South West, Central, West, South Gippsland, and East Gippsland districts have all had frost warnings issued, reports sciencetimes.com.

Dams are expected to be iced over, especially in northern parts of Victoria, due to temps as low as -4C (24.8F) and beyond in the mountains.

The cold has been widespread, and often record-breaking.

Geelong, for example, just shivered through its coldest June day since 2011 when the mercury dipped to -0.4C (31.3F) at 7:08am, reports geelongadvertiser.com.au.

Nearby Avalon Airport registered an even chillier -1.2C (29.8F) at 7.48am.

While Victoria’s coldest temperature on Monday morning was the -5.5C (22.1F) set at Mt Hotham.

http://instagr.am/p/CB_pF0BlFT2/ View: https://www.instagram.com/p/CB_pF0BlFT2/?utm_source=ig_embed


BOM forecaster Christie Johnson had this to say: “What’s causing (the cold weather) is that we have light winds and clear skies – that is a bit of a recipe for a cold start.”

So, nothing to see here then.

A record-high temperature in Siberia is catastrophic, whereas record-low temperatures across eastern Australia are merely weather.

The MSM and its alarmists agendas are bought and paid for.

Don’t fall for them.

Furthermore, Victoria’s cold weather has been blamed for its “concerning” 75 new cases of Coronavirus on Monday, with its Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton having to explain why Victoria was “in this mess” and the rest of Australia was not.

75 cases out of a population of 6.5 million of a virus with a 99.8% survival rate is considered “concerning” and “a mess”? What an absolute joke. And adding to the hilarity, the increase in Victoria’s cases has partly been put at the feet of the recent cold weather — talk about killing two birds with one stone: this serves as further proof that COVID is all about fear and control, and that global warming has died a death.

Real science reveals the COLD TIMES are likely returning, in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.

Even NASA agrees, if you read between the lines, with their forecast for this upcoming solar cycle (25) seeing it as “the weakest of the past 200 years,” with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.





Prepare accordinglylearn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
 

TxGal

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ALL-TIME RECORD COLD AND SNOW THREATENS WESTERN U.S. THIS WEEK — GLOBAL WARMING THEORY DIES A DEATH
JUNE 29, 2020 CAP ALLON

The idahostatesman.com calls it an “unusual storm system”, one that will bring “unseasonably cold temperatures” and summer “snow to the mountains”.

Jay Breidenbach, meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Boise, explains that a closed-off low-pressure system will move over the Treasure Valley on Monday from the northwest, bringing with it moisture and cold temperatures.

The NWS is predicting a high in the Boise area of just 60F (15.6C) Monday, which Breidenbach says “should be a record low-high temperature (for the time of year). That’s going to be 20 to 30 degrees below normal.”

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Shafer Butte gets a little bit of snow up on the top of it,” concludes Breidenbach.

And it isn’t just Idaho on course to be hit by this week’s out-of-season Arctic blast. The anomalous cold will also engulf the surrounding states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. That blob of “blue, purple and pink” will even stretch as far south as Arizona and New Mexico, as visualized in the latest GFS temperature anomaly run:



The Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory continues to Die a Death.

Yet the IPCC continues to deny the Sun has any impact on temperatures.

Modern climate science continues its descent into the sewers.

The COLD TIMES are returning in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.

Even NASA agrees, if you read between the lines, with their forecast for this upcoming solar cycle (25) seeing it as “the weakest of the past 200 years,” with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.



Prepare accordinglylearn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
 

TxGal

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NEW ZEALAND SKI AREAS EXPERIENCE RECORD WEEKEND
JUNE 29, 2020 CAP ALLON

Despite decades of dire doom-laden predictions prophesying the death of snow fields across the planet (sorry for such a sentence on a Monday morning), South Canterbury ski areas, NZ have just experienced “record weekends“.

Ohau
is currently sitting on a base of more than 50 cm (20 inches).

The resort’s owner/operator Mike Neilson says his snow fields received 10+ cm (4 inches) on Sunday night, adding to the 50+ cm (20 inches) from the weekend before.


Ohau Snow Fields.

Mt Dobson Ski Area, located to the NE of Ohau, is also enjoying “really good snow conditions, and we had about another 30-35 cm yesterday and last night,” says manager Mike Smith.



Mt Dobson.

While Roundhill Ski Area general manager Tim Douglass says that a fresh dump of 35 cm (14 inches) on Sunday night meant they were able to open all beginner and intermediate runs on Monday.

“We’ve had two lots of 35 cm in 10 days which has been a great thing to happen before the school holidays,” says Douglass.



Tekapo’s Roundhill ski area.

All this freshly-fallen early-season snow.

In a so-called catastrophically warming world.

Don’t fall for bogus political agendas.

The COLD TIMES are returning in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.

Even NASA agrees, if you read between the lines, with their forecast for this upcoming solar cycle (25) seeing it as “the weakest of the past 200 years,” with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.





Prepare accordinglylearn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
 

TxGal

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Idaho bracing for record cold, record rainfall, and snow
June 29, 2020 by Robert

“(Temperatures) should be a record low high temperature (for the day).”Jay Breidenbach, a meterologist with the National Weather Service in Boise. “That’s going to be 20 to 30 degrees below normal.”

Rainfall could break the 79-year-old record for the entire month of June, and the Sawtooths will “feel like winter.”

An unusual storm system will bring unseasonably cold temperatures and noteworthy precipitation to southwest Idaho on Monday, with snow expected in the mountains and rainfall in the Treasure Valley (Boise area) potentially breaking a 79-year-old record, according to weather experts.

Snow is expected to fall in the mountains above 7,000 feet in elevation. The Sawtooths will “feel like winter,” said Breidenbach.

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/weather-news/article243858392.html
 

nomifyle

Veteran Member
Its been pretty much in the low to mid 90's here most days heat indext has been over 100. But this it typical weather for here. We could use more rain, but DH has big tanks that he collects and stores rain water. We are preparing the best we can for what ever is coming our way.

God is good, all the time.

Judy
 

TheSearcher

Has No Life - Lives on TB
All the nonsense going on has certainly taken the eyes off this ball. Sad. Prep up.

Judy
Absolutely. A lot of areas of the world are being blindsided by the mini-Winters that keep popping up, but the country as a whole is watching the CoronaChan fan dance, the BLM/Antifa comedy hour, and now the Social Media Battle of the Network Stars. At some point, the blindside will be too big and too widespread to ignore.

The circus won't matter much longer after the bread is gone.
 

TxGal

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Thanks, Searcher! I literally just got home :-)


Iceland – 9000 Earthquakes in 10 Days
June 30, 2020 by Robert


Swarm coincides with possible volcanic eruption.
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In an email to Newsweek, Kristín Jónsdóttir, Earthquakes Hazards Officer for the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), said the swarm is happening in a known fault zone called the Tjörnes Fracture zone. “Stress builds up in the zone because of tectonic plates which move past each other in opposite directions.”

“This is the largest earthquakes swarm in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone recorded in the past 40 years,” said Jónsdóttir.



The earthquake swarm coincides with signs a volcano to the south may be about to erupt. The IMO said activity at the volcano, which is one of Iceland’s most active, appears to be characteristic of an impending eruption.

Jónsdóttir said the earthquake swarm is not linked to the possible eruption.

See much more, including a map of the location in northern Iceland:
https://www.newsweek.com/iceland-earthquake-swarm-9000-1514079

See larger current map here:
Whole Country
 

TxGal

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Adapt 2030 has a new podcast out:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsgMu7MjCac


What Repeating Cycle Are We In ? (1005)
2,541 views • Jun 30, 2020

Run time is 10:34

Across the planet where ever you look there are strange anomalies from summer snow storms, intense lightning, record floods with unusual sea and Greenland ice accumulations. It seems the climate of our planet is beginning to turn upside down. What cycle are we repeating?
 

TxGal

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The Oppenheimer Ranch Project has a new podcast out:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaZhsO1ZzzE


Another Round of Saharan Dust Is Headed For the U.S. - Flooding - Cosmic Rays - Bolides & Censorship
5,415 views • Premiered 12 hours ago

Run time is 25:42

Another Round of Saharan Dust Is Headed For the U.S. Gulf Coast This Week https://bit.ly/38f7s35
‘Holy flash flooding': Massachusetts residents share photos of golfball-sized hail, lightning strikes and street flooding from Sunday night storm https://bit.ly/2YJoKC5
Powerful Storms Pummel New England, Bring Flooding, Damage to Region https://bit.ly/2CXitKZ
Flash flooding as storms dump on Minnesota, Wisconsin https://bit.ly/2BV6fla
Flooding In Western Wisconsin Turns Deadly https://bit.ly/2YL3QCK
Isolated Flash Flooding Threat; Southwest Critical Fire Risk https://www.weather.gov/
GFS Model Snow NW https://bit.ly/3igHwsw
Cosmic Ray Maximum Graph https://bit.ly/386upWf
Fire on Navajo Nation goes from 300 to 3,000 acres in one day https://bit.ly/3dH7MsB
Sightings of a huge fireball were reported in the US https://bit.ly/38amnvs
Worldwide Volcano News https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volc...
Swine flu strain with human pandemic potential increasingly found in Chinese pigs https://bit.ly/31uIlru
Prevalent Eurasian avian-like H1N1 swine influenza virus with 2009 pandemic viral genes facilitating human infection https://bit.ly/38fafcI
Cosmic Rays May Explain Life’s Bias for Right-Handed DNA https://bit.ly/2NHt1Qh
The Chiral Puzzle of Life https://bit.ly/2ZjHM1fAfter
500,000 deaths, WHO warns worst of coronavirus pandemic is "yet to come" https://cbsn.ws/2NCpQcK
Forbes Censors Award-Winning Environmentalist's Apology Over Three-Decade 'Climate Scare' - So Here It Is https://bit.ly/3dMFHA7
Mystery Unmanned Craft Seen Off Florida May Be Secret SHARC Spy Vessel https://bit.ly/3gdU81s
More evidence that Europa’s ocean is habitable https://bit.ly/3dMoIxA
There’s a new interactive map on Yellowstone geology — and it’s pretty neat https://bit.ly/38bNg1S
Lettuce, Cabbage Products Sold In 30 States, Including Maryland, D.C., Recalled Over Cyclospora Concerns https://cbsloc.al/2VvSel6
Fresh Express bagged salads recalled after more than 200 illnesses reported https://nbcnews.to/3eQ34tO
 

TxGal

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SE AUSTRALIA “TURNING GREEN” THANKS TO RECORD RAINFALL (NASA) — EARTH’S CLIMATE IS CYCLIC, NEVER LINEAR
JUNE 30, 2020 CAP ALLON

Images taken from NASA’s Earth Observatory reveal SE Australia’s “instant regreening” — record rainfall is to thank following years of drought.
NASA took the natural-color photos roughly two years apart, in May of 2018 and again in June 2020.

The 2018 photo shows land scorched by heatwaves after the area received its lowest rainfall in almost a century:



Whereas the 2020 image shows large swathes of green spreading across Victoria and New South Wales:



According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), average to above-average rainfall from January to May this year has resulted in soil moisture recovery across much of SE Australia:


BOM: average to above average rain fall from Jan-May has led to soil moisture recovery in much of SE Australia.

Rainfall records were broken across Victoria and NSW, say the BOM.

Melbourne, for example, received around 400mm of rain from January to April–that’s almost eight times more than the same time period in 2019, and the wettest since 1924.

And while climate alarmists can now take one of two routes — blaming 1) CO2 for the shift from drought to flooding rains, or 2)and even more ludicrously— linking the COVID-lockdowns to some sort of ‘healing of the Earth’, the fact remains that it was similarly wet in 1924, and that back then solar activity was strikingly similar to today’s:



The year 1924 is nestled within the deep solar minimum of cycle 15, a minimum/cycle very close to those experienced today (cycle 24).

Historical documentation warns us time and time again that during periods of reduced solar activity –such as the Grand Solar Minimum (GSM) we’re entering now– dramatic regional climate shifts occur.

The GSM is amplifying weather extremes, from one (drought) to the other (flooding) due to the impact low solar activity has on Earth’s jet streams (more on that linked below).

Australia is returning to the harsher, overall cooler and drier climate of the early 1900s (the Centennial/Gleissberg/Glassberg Minimum) — however, these prolonged spells of cooler weather and drought can still be punctuated by intense bursts of heat and biblical rains.



Australia’s infamous ‘once in a century drought’ ran from 1891 to 1903 and caused an ecosystem collapse affecting more than a third of the country.

It too coincided with the the Glassberg Minimum (reference above), and so of course couldn’t have been brought-on by ‘anthropogenic global warming’.

The drought was one of the world’s worst recorded ‘megadroughts’, which at its peak saw much of the country receive less than 40% of its annual rainfall, with 1902 remaining the driest year on record.

CSIRO researcher Dr. Robert Godfree said: “In New South Wales, most rivers stopped flowing and dust storms filled dams, buried homesteads and created ghost towns as people fled. Wildlife and stock starved or died of thirst. Native birds and mammals died under trees, in creeks, and on the plains. Tens of millions of sheep and cattle were killed, and hundreds of millions of rabbits died of starvation after stripping the landscape of its plant life”.

Back in 2018, when NSW had just recorded its lowest rainfall in a five-month period since 1900, Australia’s then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said: “Now we are the land of droughts and flooding rains, we recognize that” — and putting his political views aside, no truer statement has been made regarding Australia’s climate moving forward.

History repeats.

Earth’s climate is cyclic, never linear.

The ‘megadrought’ of 1891-1903 occurred between weak solar cycles 12 and 14 — cycles similar to the one we’re currently in the record-deep solar minimum of today, cycle 24:



Despite 2020’s burst of record rainfall and the greening affect it’s had on SE Australia, the Aussie continent as whole can expect its next solar-driven megadrought to arrive any day now. The climate can ‘shift’ very quickly — remember, just 20 years after the megadrought large swathes of Australia were recording their wettest year on record (1924).

Prepare accordingly.
 

TxGal

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Summer snowfall 6 inches deep blankets portions of Wood River Valley, Idaho

Eric Brill
whsv.com
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:02 UTC

Galena Summit saw more than 6 inches of snow on Monday, an uncommon occurrence at the end of June in Idaho.
© Eric Brill/KMVT

Galena Summit saw more than 6 inches of snow on Monday, an uncommon occurrence at the end of June in Idaho.

Portions of the Wood River Valley woke up to more than 6 inches of snow on Monday morning, as the end of June looked more like a mid-winter morning.

The mountain towns within the Central and Sawtooth Mountains were a little bit too warm too see any of the white stuff fly, but once you were able to get above approximately 6,700 feet, snow started to cover the ground.

At Galena Summit, which is approximately midway between Ketchum and Stanley, saw more than 6 inches of snow. This is at approximately 8,700 feet above sea level, and of course, the higher you are above sea level within this part of the Central and Sawtooth Mountains, the more snow you will see. Luckily, with temperatures last week as well as Saturday in the 70s for highs, the snow wasn't able to accumulate very much on Highway 75. With that noted, the threat of snow is expected to linger around until Tuesday. Another 2-4 inches of snow will be possible, with the majority of the accumulation happening on grassy surfaces, as well as the majestic trees of the Sawtooth National Forest.

View: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=703456807118621


View: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=371496027150818


Galena Summit saw more than 6 inches of snow
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Galena Summit saw more than 6 inches of snow

While the snow isn't the most common thing to see in southern Idaho for late June, the amount of snow that is accumulating within this specific storm is uncommon.

Luckily, an area of high pressure is expected to move into southern Idaho, and will allow temperatures to warm back-up in this region to the upper 60s and lower 70s by the Fourth of July weekend, and make the snow an afterthought.
 

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Deadly flash floods in western Wisconsin - up to 9 inches of rainfall in 24 hours

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:08 UTC

floods in St. Croix County Wisconsin, USA, June 2020.
© St. Croix County Sheriffs Office

Floods in St. Croix County Wisconsin, USA, June 2020.

Officials in St. Croix County in western Wisconsin declared a state of emergency on 29 June after major flash flooding.

In a statement, county officials said: "On June 28 and 29, parts of St. Croix County received over seven inches of rain causing flooding and washed out roads across the county. The areas experiencing significant flooding are the Municipalities of Kinnickinnic, Pleasant Valley, Rush River, Eau Galle, Warren, Hammond, Baldwin, Springfield, Erin Prairie, Emerald, Glenwood, Cylon, and Forest."

At one point over 50 roads were closed in the area due to flooding. St. Croix County Sheriff's Office reported that a man died after after his vehicle entered a flooded area in the town of Baldwin. The vehicle entered a ditch and became submerged in water.

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The Sheriff's Office also said that at least eight families were evacuated from houses near an overflowing creek and taken to a nearby community centre.

According to NWS Twin Cities, in a 24 hour period to 29 June, Emerald recorded 9.13 inches (232 mm) of rain, Baldwin 8.22 inches (208.79 mm), Hammond 8.20 inches (208.28 mm) and River Fall 7.25 inches (184.15 mm).

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Yesterday at 11:48 AM
St. Croix County has issued the linked Press Release about our recent flooding, known impacts to roads (at the time of this release), health concerns, and more.
Read the full Press Release here:

https://www.sccwi.gov/…/st-croix-county-state-of-emergency-…
If your home or business has been impacted by flooding you can dial 2-1-1 to report damage, request shelter or other resources.

If your private well has flooded, do not drink or bathe in water from the flooded well. Drink bottled water or water from a known, safe source. If the water is cloudy, odorous, colored - do not drink the water!
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THIS YEAR’S COLD AND WET SPRING SINKS U.S. WHEAT ACREAGE TO ITS LOWEST LEVELS SINCE USDA RECORDS BEGAN IN 1919 — CORN AND POTATOES DOWN, TOO
JULY 1, 2020 CAP ALLON

Following a disastrous 2019 growing season across the U.S., particularly in the Midwest, the cold and wet spring of 2020 along with “burnt” farmers has resulted in reduced planting of this year’s crops, too.

The weather proved so cold and wet in 2019 that many North Dakota farmers’ corn harvest lasted more than six months — and a few still haven’t finished it, reports thedickinsonpress.com. And now, following last year’s challenging conditions, North Dakota’s 2020 corn acreage is down more than 30% year on year, with potato planting also drastically reduced.

ND corn acreage this spring is pegged at 2.4 million, 31.5% lower than the 3.5 million planted in 2019, according to the USDA acreage report released Tues, June 30–a report based on surveys of farmers during the first two weeks of June.

The combination of a never-ending 2019 harvest and unfavorable planting conditions this spring likely discouraged many farmers across the Midwest from planting.

Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension marketing specialist, says farmers didn’t again want to risk planting beyond the optimal time, and end up with immature corn that they will have to harvest in spring 2021.

“Farmers said ‘I got burned last year,’” says Olson.

Nationwide, farmers planted 92 million acres of corn in 2020 — and while that’s a fraction more than last year, it took the trade by surprise because, earlier this spring, U.S. farmers had indicated they would plant 97 million acres in 2020–an organized attempt to make up for the Midwest’s poor 2019 harvest.


Poor ND corn harvest.

Both corn and soybeans futures shot-up in price after the report was released Tuesday. Wheat prices also climbed as U.S. farmers are on track to plant the smallest crop on record.

Total U.S. wheat acreage this year is estimated at just 44.3 million — the lowest amount of acres planted since USDA began keeping records in 1919, the June 30 report said.

The reduction in spring wheat acreage is again the result of cold and wet weather during the 2020 planting season.

“It was wet, it was cold, things weren’t drying out,” Olson said.

And on top of the dire corn and wheat numbers, a double-digit decrease in potato acreage is also being suffered. Thousands of acres of potatoes weren’t harvested last fall because of cold and wet field conditions — the fresh commodity, unlike corn, spoils if left in the field until spring.

So, who are you going to believe…?

The IPCC with their warm-mongering political agenda, who claim catastrophic-heat will see our undoing? Or the nation’s cold-weary farmers?

Furthermore, and despite all the MSM headlines to the contrary, NOAA’s own data reveals ALL of North America has suffered sharp cooling since 2015.

Using the same data tool NOAA cites in its latest report (released Jan, 2020) as well as the same 5-year time-frame, it is revealed that temps in North America declined at a rate of 2.03C per decade between 2015-2019.

This is a monster drop in temps, one 29 times Earth’s official average rate of increase since 1880 according to the NOAA report: “The global annual temperature has increased at an avg. rate of 0.07C (0.13F) per decade since 1880.”


North America, 2.03C decline (2015-2019).


Don’t fall for bogus, warm-mongering political agendas.

The COLD TIMES are returning, in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.

We’ve see the NOAA data proving this, but NASA is also in agreement–if you read between the lines. Their forecast for this upcoming solar cycle (25) sees it as “the weakest of the past 200 years,” with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.




Prepare accordinglylearn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
 
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