Solar Grand Solar Minimum part deux

TxGal

Day by day
Here's the new podcast from Ice Age Farmer about the weird Chinese seed packets...interesting take on it:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNCM9yZATLg


MYSTERY SEEDS: Chinese Bioterrorism, or False Flag to Control Seeds?
1,690 views•Premiered 13 minutes ago

Run time is 9:11

"Mysterious Seeds" are being unexpectedly delivered by mail US/UK. Media has rushed to blame China for bioterrorism, warning DON'T PLANT! But why would China put themselves on every return label? There is more to this story, and it is part of an agenda to take total control of food -- including seeds -- and prevent you from saving/selling any "unauthorized seeds." Christian shares some high octane (but well-founded) speculation around this developing story as the #FoodWars continue.
 

Martinhouse

Veteran Member
I just finished listening to IAF about the seeds. He has an interesting take on the whole situation and it's definitely worth considering.

Now I"m wishing I'd gotten more seeds like corn for my chickens. I'm afraid before long I won't be able to get any at all. I think I might have some dent corn in one of my freezers but no telling if it's any good any more. Well, at least I do have newly bought yellow popcorn that I can depend on if all else fails. I'm afraid that by Fall, we won't even be able to trust the post office and any other shippers.
 

TxGal

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I just finished listening to IAF about the seeds. He has an interesting take on the whole situation and it's definitely worth considering.

Now I"m wishing I'd gotten more seeds like corn for my chickens. I'm afraid before long I won't be able to get any at all. I think I might have some dent corn in one of my freezers but no telling if it's any good any more. Well, at least I do have newly bought yellow popcorn that I can depend on if all else fails. I'm afraid that by Fall, we won't even be able to trust the post office and any other shippers.
Last week I did a short order from Baker Creek to add to what I'd already put away for this year's garden. I may have to look at more, too. No matter how much I set aside, I don't feel like I have enough. I think I know exactly how you feel. Your feed store may have some set aside, it could be worth a phone call. There's still a fair amount of deer corn in stores here, lots of people feed the deer.

I've been buying corn chops like you do, but that won't help with planting, that's for sure. More to think about (sigh).
 

Martinhouse

Veteran Member
TxGal, I only buy chops when I have chicks. Otherwise I get whole corn. I should plant some of that and see what happens. I know it's Round-Up ready, but that doesn't mean I have to use Round-Up. Be interesting to see if the stuff would grow real corn. I do know that it will sprout. I think I'd rather sprout the black oil sunflower seeds and the sorghum from Wild Bird Seed, along with wheat grass, turnips, etc. and the popcorn, if I can't find what I want.

Guess I'm going to listen to IAF a second time now, and then think about what I can plant this fall and maybe next year, too, to feed those locusts!!!!!
 
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TxGal

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TxGal, I only buy chops when I have chicks. Otherwise I get whole corn. I should plant some ot that and see what happens. I know it's Round-Up ready, but that doesn't mean I have to use Round-Up. Be interesting to see if the stuff would grow real corn. I do know that it will sprout. I think I'd rather sprout the black oil sunflower seeds and the sorghum from Wild Bird Seed, along with wheat grass, turnips, etc. and the popcorn, if I can't find what I want.

Guess I'm going to listen to IAF a second time now, and then think about what I can plant this fall and maybe next year, too, to feed those locusts!!!!!
Ugh, it's always something, isn't it? I didn't think about planting the black oil sunflower seeds. I see them at Tractor Supply in the wild bird feed section, and they are pricey, but that could be a great idea for getting some for planting! I've got to think some more....
 

Martinhouse

Veteran Member
TxGal, get a small bag of bird seed and grow all of it. I sorted out a small bag and put the various seeds in different little jars.
 

TxGal

Day by day
Adapt 2030 has a new podcast out:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCD4GLg8SMc


A Stepping Stone For Your Lives Into 2024 (David Morgan 2/2)
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Run time is 21:46

David Morgan from TheMorganReport.com and David DuByne from ADAPT 2030 discuss repeating Grand Solar Minimum cycles that are driving most of the economic and cultural changes we are seeing today as governments try to retain power as our world moves into a 400 year cycle of low solar activity that is beginning to affect global food production. From now through 2023 the intensification of crop losses and awareness of why the world has shifted will be apparent to most, then the Fingerprints of the Grand Solar Minimum play out in real time. Its a forecast-able cycle where gold, silver and land take regain their true value as stores of wealth.
 

TxGal

Day by day



PARTS OF SWEDEN SHIVERING THROUGH COLDEST SUMMER SINCE 1962 — DON’T TELL GRETA
JULY 29, 2020 CAP ALLON

The MSM doesn’t consider record-COLD newsworthy — it runs against their AGW agenda after all, and so needs burying AT ALL COSTS.

July is usually a toasty month in the Scandinavian nation of Sweden. However, as has been the case in its Nordic neighbor Norway, the summer of 2020 has been “significantly colder than normal … with record-breaking cold temperatures” registered up-and-down the country, reports thelocal.se.

Northern Sweden has not had a July this chilly since 2015, reports Swedish public radio. While most of southern and central Sweden hasn’t suffered a colder July since 2004.

“We have simply not had a favorable flow for hot air to find its way up from the continent,” explains SMH meteorologist Carolin Wahlberg. “It has been the low pressures that have controlled the weather, which has also given us cooler and more unstable weather.”

In addition, and even chillier still, historic July cold has been registered in the towns of Mora, Sveg and Storlien. According to weather institute Storm, and as reported by Swedish newspaper Expressen, these towns are on for their coldest July’s since 1962.

This unusual chill is forecast to continue into August (at least), with the exception of a few sunny days at the turn of the month.

“We have several rainy areas that will pull in over the country in the coming days. But on Friday and Saturday there will actually be a stabilization with warmer and sunnier weather,” explains Wahlberg.

The summer warmth is only fleeting, however — by the first week of August a return of the volatile and anomalously-cold conditions will return, says Whalberg.


GFS 2m Temp Anomalies Aug 3) — tropicaltidbits.com.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the lower latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow. Even NASA appear to agree, 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

Day by day

Rare red noctilucent clouds photographed over Sweden

Space Weather
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:57 UTC

red noctilucent cloud sweden
© P-M Hedén
Screenshot: Red NLCs over Vallentuna, Sweden. July 25, 2020.

Noctilucent clouds (NLCs) are supposed to be electric blue. This past weekend in Sweden, photographer P-M Hedén saw a different color: Dark Red. "My 17 year-old son was out with friends and he texted me the message 'Noctilucent!' I looked out and didn't really understand what I saw. The tops of the clouds were red."

Hedén hopped in his car and drove to a clear site for a better look. The movie he made, above, shows the dynamics of the clouds and the development of their amber crown. "This all happened around local midnight," he says.

NLCs are Earth's highest clouds. Seeded by meteoroids, they float at the edge of space 83 km above the ground. Hedén's video shows ordinary clouds scudding dark and low across the Swedish landscape. NLCs float high overhead, catching the rays of the sun, which is still "up" at their extremely high altitude.


This isn't the first time people have seen red noctilucent clouds. There was a significant outbreak of red NLCs over Europe on June 21, 2019. However, they are rare and not fully understood.

red noctilucent cloud
Red NLCs over Piwnice, Poland. June 21, 2019.

To understand what makes NLCs red, first we have to ask What makes them blue? The answer is ozone. Research in the 1970s revealed that much of the sunlight hitting noctilucent clouds first passes through Earth's ozone layer. Ozone absorbs red light, while allowing blue to pass. This filtered light gives NLCs an azure hue.

The origin of red is less certain.
One idea, probably the best, comes from a 1988 paper in the Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics entitled "The coloured edge of noctilucent clouds." The authors note that "Noctilucent clouds are illuminated by sunlight which passes obliquely through the atmosphere. The lowest rays may pass only a few kilometres above sea level." These low rays are strongly reddened (like sunsets) and bent by refraction; some of them may be redirected to the tops of NLCs.

Is that right? Even many specialists in NLC research aren't sure, which means every sighting is a bit of a mystery. Northern sky watchers, if you're seeing red, submit your photos here.

A DOUBLE MINOR METEOR SHOWER

Tonight, July 28-29, Earth is passing through streams of debris from two comets: 96P/Machholz and 169P/NEAT. Naturally, this is causing two meteor showers: the Southern Delta Aquarids and the alpha Capricornids. Added together, they produce 10 to 20 meteors per hour--a relatively minor display. The best time to look is during the dark hours between midnight and sunrise.

Comment: It's notable that the most recent sighting of rare red NLC's was just last year, because rare phenomena of all kinds appear to be on the increase in recent years:
And check out SOTT radio's:
 

TxGal

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Climate change has been a permanent feature of human existence
July 29, 2020 by Robert

The fall of Rome corresponds with the Late Antique Little Ice Age.
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Climate change has been a permanent feature of human existence
tom0mason

I have borrowed heavily from an Aeon piece written in 2017 called ‘How climate change and disease helped the fall of Rome’ that the Smithsonian magazine (smithsonianmag.com) says has now been republished under Creative Commons. Attribution at the end of this comment.
In the middle of the second century, the Romans controlled a huge, geographically diverse part of the globe, from northern Britain to the edges of the Sahara, from the Atlantic to Mesopotamia. The generally prosperous population peaked at 75 million. Eventually, all free inhabitants of the empire came to enjoy the rights of Roman citizenship.

Five centuries later, the Roman empire was a small Byzantine rump-state controlled from Constantinople, its near-eastern provinces lost to Islamic invasions, its western lands covered by a patchwork of Germanic kingdoms.
Trade receded, cities shrank, and technological advance halted. Despite the cultural vitality and spiritual legacy of these centuries, this period was marked by a declining population, political fragmentation, and lower levels of material complexity.
However during this time politicians and rulers of Rome became more and more corrupt; Infighting and civil wars within the Empire were rife. [Echos of today perhaps]
…new evidence has started to unveil the crucial role played by changes in the natural environment. The paradoxes of social development, and the inherent unpredictability of nature, worked in concert to bring about Rome’s demise.
Climate change did not begin with the exhaust fumes of industrialisation, but has been a permanent feature of human existence. Orbital mechanics (small variations in the tilt, spin and eccentricity of the Earth’s orbit) and solar cycles alter the amount and distribution of energy received from the Sun. And volcanic eruptions spew reflective sulphates into the atmosphere, sometimes with long-reaching effects. …
But climate change per se is nothing new.

The end of this lucky climate regime did not immediately, or in any simple deterministic sense, spell the doom of Rome. Rather, a less favourable climate undermined its power just when the empire was imperilled by more dangerous enemies – Germans, Persians – from without.
Climate instability peaked in the sixth century, during the reign of Justinian. Work by dendro-chronologists and ice-core experts points to an enormous spasm of volcanic activity in the 530s and 540s CE, unlike anything else in the past few thousand years. This violent sequence of eruptions triggered what is now called the ‘Late Antique Little Ice Age’, when much colder temperatures endured for at least 150 years. This phase of climate deterioration had decisive effects in Rome’s unravelling. It was also intimately linked to a catastrophe of even greater moment: the outbreak of the first pandemic of bubonic plague.
See How climate change and disease helped the fall of Rome – Kyle Harper | Aeon Ideas for the full story complete with nods to modern fiction of ‘climate change’.
 

TxGal

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Adapt 2030 has a new podcast out:

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


Controlling Water in Africa, a Grand Solar Minimum Cycle (1019)
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Run time is 14:39

With eyes on China's once in a 400 year flood event ruining the years grain production, we should be looking at Ethiopia's new Renaissance Dam and the implications for food production up the Nile River. Historically Ethiopia was home to great kingdoms that flourished, controlled trade routes and had the premium weight and measure for gold and silver coinage in the Axum era 300 A.D. China and the western powers are in a match to control that Red Sea access point for new grain growing areas in N. Africa coming on line. Who controls the water controls food production in N.E Africa for the next 100 years.
 

Rastech

Veteran Member
Back at the start of the year, I started ordering heritage seeds to get ready for sorting out the garden in what was dad’s place. It hadn’t had anything growing in it other than flowers in the borders and hanging baskets for about 35 years. Tried some seed suppliers on EBay. A couple of known names were ok , others a waste of money and time (seeds didn’t germinate, but luckily 1 of 3 tobacco varieties did, so should be ok for nicotine sprays if we can save seeds from that. Bottom line, despite problems of supply thanks to the CCP virus- all Heritage seeds, fertilisers etc pretty much sold out by the end of February- so people are wide awake and paying attention, once things eased up a bit the big name seed merchants had pretty much all the Heritage seed varieties I wanted back in stock again. While a little more expensive, the quality of the seeds plus included information, has more than made up for the price difference. If there should be a seed shortage, I’ve enough hardy variety heavy cropper seeds to plant the garden next year. I would suspect that your reputable seed merchants in the USA would have at least as good a selection available as we do over here. To feed the garden after being fallow for so long, the ground has had blood fish and bone added, plus slow release seaweed fertiliser, for a couple of applications for the trace elements and minerals before alternating with 7:7:7 NPK, and the plants getting a foliar feed a liquid seaweed fertiliser. We had a few weeks really dry at the wrong time, which set a few things back, but they caught up ok , and produce is looking good and has started being used plus being pickled and going in the freezer. Have a great growing season all.
 

TxGal

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EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE HAS NO “WALLS” OR “LID” — GREENHOUSE GAS THEORY IS BOTH MATHEMATICALLY AND PHYSICALLY WRONG
JULY 30, 2020 CAP ALLON

“The CO2 greenhouse effect of the Earth’s atmosphere is a pure fiction of people who like to use large computers, without physical bases.” — Gerhard Gerlich ph.D.

Over the years, scientific paper after scientific paper has contended the entire foundation of the man-made global-warming theory is wrong. However, those in control of the agenda selectively choose which papers/theories the public can hear about, and, in turn, which get swept under the rug.

One such paper the ill-informed street-sheep have likely never heard of is that published in the journal “Environment Pollution and Climate Change” back in 2017–the “door-opener to a new paradigm,” former IPCC reviewer Nils-Axel Mörner is quoted as calling it (Mörner left the UN after realizing it was not truly interested in science).

New Insights on the Physical Nature of the Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect Deduced from an Empirical Planetary Temperature Model” argues that concentrations of CO2 and other supposed “greenhouse gases” in the atmosphere have virtually no effect on the earth’s temperature — it concludes the entire greenhouse gas theory is incorrect.

As reported by wnd.com, the prevailing theory on the earth’s temperature is that heat from the Sun enters the atmosphere, and then greenhouse gases such as CO2, methane, and water vapor trap part of that energy by preventing it from escaping back into space.

That theory, which underpins the anthropogenic global-warming hypothesis and the climate models used by the United Nations, was first proposed and developed in the 19th century.

However, the experiments on which it was based involved glass boxes that retain heat by preventing the mixing of air inside the box with air outside the box — the experiment is not analogous to what occurs in the real atmosphere, which does not have “walls” or a “lid”.

The real mechanisms that control the temperature of the planet, according to the 2017 paper, are the Sun’s energy and the air pressure of the atmosphere. The so-called “greenhouse effect” is actually a function of the activity on our host star plus the atmospheric pressure resulting from gravity and the mass of the atmosphere, rather than the atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases such as CO2 and water vapor.

The same applies to other celestial bodies, and to better understand the phenomena, the scientists behind the paper used three planets (Venus, Earth and Mars) as well as three natural satellites (the Moon of Earth, Titan of Saturn and Triton of Neptune). The celestial bodies were chosen based on three criteria: having a solid surface, representation of a broad range of environments, and the existence of reliable data on temperature, atmospheric composition, and air pressure.

“Our analysis revealed a poor relationship between global mean annual temperature and the amount of greenhouse gases in planetary atmospheres across a broad range of environments in the Solar System,” the paper explains.

“This is a surprising result from the standpoint of the current Greenhouse theory, which assumes that an atmosphere warms the surface of a planet (or moon) via trapping of radiant heat by certain gases controlling the atmospheric infrared optical depth.”



The paper goes on to outline four possible explanations for those observations., and concludes that the most plausible was that air pressure is responsible for the greenhouse effect on a celestial body. In essence, what is commonly known as the atmospheric “greenhouse effect” is in fact a form of compression-heating caused by total air pressure–comparable to the compression in a diesel engine that ignites the fuel.

The paper’s authors break it down in layman’s terms:

“There are no greenhouse gases in reality–as in, gases that can cause warming. Humans cannot in principle affect the global climate through industrial emissions of CO2, methane, and other similar gases or via changes in land use. All observed climatic changes have natural causes that are completely outside of human control.

“The foundation of the greenhouse theory was born of an assumption, it was never shown experimentally, and our results show this is completely wrong. Our study blows the greenhouse theory completely out of the water.

“There is nothing left.”

The politicized climate projections used to forecast catastrophic warming and justify a wide range of “backward” policies are based on an untested theory. And as the authors point out: “We didn’t start with a theory, we started with the data, which is the opposite of how the greenhouse theory came about.”

The greenhouse theory is based on the assumption that a free convective atmosphere –an atmosphere with no “lid” on it– can trap heat. This was an assumption born out of a misinterpretation of experiments involving glass boxes in the early 19th century by Joseph Fourier, a French mathematician. Glass boxes get warmer inside when exposed to the Sun, not because they trap long-wave radiation, as thought by Fourier, but because they hamper the exchange of air between the inside of a box and the outside environment.

Next came Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist (ancestor of Greta Thunberg, no less) who assumed Fourier was correct and in 1896 created an equation to calculate the Earth’s temperature based on CO2 in the atmosphere. However, Arrhenius’s equation is both mathematically and physically wrong, yet this paper is still cited as “evidence” that the physics of the greenhouse effect have been well-known for over 100 years.

Unfortunately, scientific discovery has been hijacked.

Money talks, and it can now ask for whatever conclusion you want.

Perhaps this has always been the case, but over the past few decades things appear to have gotten murkier — the public, on the back of junk science, have been molded into mindless foot-soldiers fighting on behalf the far-left and their extreme socialist ambitions for the planet. The climate “fight” has zero to do with global warming or CO2 emissions, and instead has everything to do with a reshaping of the way we live, with a take-down of capitalism, and with the removal of free speech.

Fight back.

And more crucially, prepare you and your family for a COOLING climate. For if the Sun is at the heart of earth’s climate –as any person capable of reasoned though would conclude– then the COLD TIMES are returning, the lower latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow. Even NASA appear to agree, 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.





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

Prepare for the COLD learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own
 

jed turtle

a brother in the Lord



EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE HAS NO “WALLS” OR “LID” — GREENHOUSE GAS THEORY IS BOTH MATHEMATICALLY AND PHYSICALLY WRONG
JULY 30, 2020 CAP ALLON

“The CO2 greenhouse effect of the Earth’s atmosphere is a pure fiction of people who like to use large computers, without physical bases.” — Gerhard Gerlich ph.D.

Over the years, scientific paper after scientific paper has contended the entire foundation of the man-made global-warming theory is wrong. However, those in control of the agenda selectively choose which papers/theories the public can hear about, and, in turn, which get swept under the rug.

One such paper the ill-informed street-sheep have likely never heard of is that published in the journal “Environment Pollution and Climate Change” back in 2017–the “door-opener to a new paradigm,” former IPCC reviewer Nils-Axel Mörner is quoted as calling it (Mörner left the UN after realizing it was not truly interested in science).

New Insights on the Physical Nature of the Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect Deduced from an Empirical Planetary Temperature Model” argues that concentrations of CO2 and other supposed “greenhouse gases” in the atmosphere have virtually no effect on the earth’s temperature — it concludes the entire greenhouse gas theory is incorrect.

As reported by wnd.com, the prevailing theory on the earth’s temperature is that heat from the Sun enters the atmosphere, and then greenhouse gases such as CO2, methane, and water vapor trap part of that energy by preventing it from escaping back into space.

That theory, which underpins the anthropogenic global-warming hypothesis and the climate models used by the United Nations, was first proposed and developed in the 19th century.

However, the experiments on which it was based involved glass boxes that retain heat by preventing the mixing of air inside the box with air outside the box — the experiment is not analogous to what occurs in the real atmosphere, which does not have “walls” or a “lid”.

The real mechanisms that control the temperature of the planet, according to the 2017 paper, are the Sun’s energy and the air pressure of the atmosphere. The so-called “greenhouse effect” is actually a function of the activity on our host star plus the atmospheric pressure resulting from gravity and the mass of the atmosphere, rather than the atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases such as CO2 and water vapor.

The same applies to other celestial bodies, and to better understand the phenomena, the scientists behind the paper used three planets (Venus, Earth and Mars) as well as three natural satellites (the Moon of Earth, Titan of Saturn and Triton of Neptune). The celestial bodies were chosen based on three criteria: having a solid surface, representation of a broad range of environments, and the existence of reliable data on temperature, atmospheric composition, and air pressure.

“Our analysis revealed a poor relationship between global mean annual temperature and the amount of greenhouse gases in planetary atmospheres across a broad range of environments in the Solar System,” the paper explains.

“This is a surprising result from the standpoint of the current Greenhouse theory, which assumes that an atmosphere warms the surface of a planet (or moon) via trapping of radiant heat by certain gases controlling the atmospheric infrared optical depth.”



The paper goes on to outline four possible explanations for those observations., and concludes that the most plausible was that air pressure is responsible for the greenhouse effect on a celestial body. In essence, what is commonly known as the atmospheric “greenhouse effect” is in fact a form of compression-heating caused by total air pressure–comparable to the compression in a diesel engine that ignites the fuel.

The paper’s authors break it down in layman’s terms:

“There are no greenhouse gases in reality–as in, gases that can cause warming. Humans cannot in principle affect the global climate through industrial emissions of CO2, methane, and other similar gases or via changes in land use. All observed climatic changes have natural causes that are completely outside of human control.

“The foundation of the greenhouse theory was born of an assumption, it was never shown experimentally, and our results show this is completely wrong. Our study blows the greenhouse theory completely out of the water.

“There is nothing left.”

The politicized climate projections used to forecast catastrophic warming and justify a wide range of “backward” policies are based on an untested theory. And as the authors point out: “We didn’t start with a theory, we started with the data, which is the opposite of how the greenhouse theory came about.”

The greenhouse theory is based on the assumption that a free convective atmosphere –an atmosphere with no “lid” on it– can trap heat. This was an assumption born out of a misinterpretation of experiments involving glass boxes in the early 19th century by Joseph Fourier, a French mathematician. Glass boxes get warmer inside when exposed to the Sun, not because they trap long-wave radiation, as thought by Fourier, but because they hamper the exchange of air between the inside of a box and the outside environment.

Next came Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist (ancestor of Greta Thunberg, no less) who assumed Fourier was correct and in 1896 created an equation to calculate the Earth’s temperature based on CO2 in the atmosphere. However, Arrhenius’s equation is both mathematically and physically wrong, yet this paper is still cited as “evidence” that the physics of the greenhouse effect have been well-known for over 100 years.

Unfortunately, scientific discovery has been hijacked.

Money talks, and it can now ask for whatever conclusion you want.

Perhaps this has always been the case, but over the past few decades things appear to have gotten murkier — the public, on the back of junk science, have been molded into mindless foot-soldiers fighting on behalf the far-left and their extreme socialist ambitions for the planet. The climate “fight” has zero to do with global warming or CO2 emissions, and instead has everything to do with a reshaping of the way we live, with a take-down of capitalism, and with the removal of free speech.

Fight back.

And more crucially, prepare you and your family for a COOLING climate. For if the Sun is at the heart of earth’s climate –as any person capable of reasoned though would conclude– then the COLD TIMES are returning, the lower latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow. Even NASA appear to agree, 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.





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

Prepare for the COLD learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own
Great find !
now to print it out and send it to every science teacher in the nation...
 

TxGal

Day by day

Historical storm in Patagonia
July 30, 2020 by Robert

Roads closed by a meter (more than 3 ft) of snow and temperatures down to -23°C (-9F).

Historical storm in Patagonia: closure of routes and temperatures of up to 20 degrees below zero,” reads the headline.

The provinces of Neuquén, Río Negro and Chubut go through one of the cruellest winters of the last 20 years.

This Wednesday and until yesterday, the National Meteorological Service issued an alert for “persistent snowfall” for the cordillerana zone of the south and center of Mendoza, center and west of Neuquén and center of Río Negro .
In some sectors of the southern province of Río Negro the temperature reached 23 degrees below zero and roads were covered by 70 cm (more than 2 ft) to a meter (more than 3 ft) of snow .

More than three feet! How do you walk in waist-deep snow?

Agricultural emergency in 6 departments

The Río Negro Highway Directorate established a movement restriction for all types of vehicles on provincial and national routes in both the Southern and Andean Region, between 18 and 8 hours . In that same province, in addition, due to the rains of the last days and the low temperatures of the last two weeks, the provincial government declared a state of agricultural emergency in 6 departments in the west of the province.

Entire regions without power

In Chubut, the storm left the city of Esquel and the entire Andean region without electricity and knocked down at least 20 high-voltage towers in the El Escorial area that carry electricity to the Aluar plant , according to Civil Defense spokesmen. and from that company.

In the province of Neuquén, in addition, the snowstorm not only brought traffic problems, but caused power cuts in different areas of the city of Zapala and the town of El Cholar .

“I just think the Wind-chill reached about the -20°C, but the height of the snow is still surprising.”

Temporal histórico en la Patagonia: cierre de rutas y temperaturas de hasta 20 grados bajo cero
 

TxGal

Day by day
Adapt 2030 has two new podcast out this morning:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbDz9WsmyBY


Beijing July Snow, Gold Scarcity & Unusual Arctic Events (1020)
3,965 views•Jul 31, 2020

Run time is 7:31

Summer snow in Beijing shocks the country as the worst flooding in 400 years submerges the central crop growing and grain storage areas, leading to a food crisis inbound. U.S Mint reduces to almost nothing available sales of gold and silver and the 2nd lowest pressure reading for a cyclonic low in the Arctic ever recorded. The cosmic egg and dragon streamers return.

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Grand Solar Minimum Safe Country and Our Repeating Civilization Cycle (1020)
8,325 views•Jul 30, 2020

Run time is 7:21

The Republic of Georgia with the longest culture of wine making n the planet of about 8000 years is sandwiched in a micro-climate between the Black and Caspian Seas. The world is riddled with underground cities, monasteries and dolmens, Georgia is no exception. The literature says the digging of cave passageways was 600AD, but it appears to be far older. As well three mile long 100 foot walls surrounding cities of old in China. What was being protected and what were our ancestors hiding form in the skies?
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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txgal said:
More than three feet! How do you walk in waist-deep snow?
Snowshoes, or just trudge through it sl9wly, packing it under your feet and making paths to the barns, etc

A few years ago our little town made the international news when we got FIVE FEET of snow in 48 hours. It was pretty... but a PITA. We had to shovel out every door, shovel paths between the barns... Hubby spent most of one day with the snowblower cleaning out the driveway and access to the buildings. We only had a few Dexters then... the much bigger Ayrshires packed down the snow in the barnyard so the Dexters could go out!

Summerthyme
 

TxGal

Day by day
Snowshoes, or just trudge through it sl9wly, packing it under your feet and making paths to the barns, etc

A few years ago our little town made the international news when we got FIVE FEET of snow in 48 hours. It was pretty... but a PITA. We had to shovel out every door, shovel paths between the barns... Hubby spent most of one day with the snowblower cleaning out the driveway and access to the buildings. We only had a few Dexters then... the much bigger Ayrshires packed down the snow in the barnyard so the Dexters could go out!

Summerthyme

Had me going there for a minute with the quote 'More than three feet! How do you walk in waist-deep snow?' - I've actually done that as a child after a huge Nor'easter in Virginia - then I realized it was a quote from an article above. Whew!

As a child those storms were magical, snow drifts to the roof of houses, parents being warned to stop their kids from tunneling into the drifts for fear of collapse, etc. Not so much fun for dogs that started to bound into the deep snow, only to get stuck and have to be dug/lifted out. Can't say I miss that!
 

TxGal

Day by day

Patagonia – Record snowfall – Sheep and cows buried alive
July 31, 2020 by Robert

Historic snowfall could destroy sheep farming in the area for years.

Five feet (1½ m) of snow and temperatures around 20 degrees below zero.

Can you imagine even trying to walk through snow up to your chin?

This climate combo, which has been taking place for 20 days in the region, left livestock farming in a critical state and led to the Rio Negro government this week declaring a state of Emergency and / or Agricultural Disaster in 6 departments of the western province.
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In the departments of Bariloche, El Cuy, Ñorquinco and Pilcaniyeu were hit by “extraordinary snowfall” that “have caused damage” in rural livestock farms in the area, leading to a crisis for many sheep farmers and other productions in Patagonia and the south of the country.

The president of the Argentine Rural Confederations (CRA), Jorge Chemes , in dialogue with Infobae commented: “This historic snowfall reveals the fragility of our country. The southern provinces will take years to recover. It is very difficult to produce in a context where there is no gas, electricity or telephone.

In Río Negro they declared an agricultural emergency due to snowfall.

Routes, roads, sewers, telephone and internet communication services, gas, electricity, have collapsed in the face of the phenomenon and make rescue efforts more complex for residents, families, workers and producers.

Por las fuertes nevadas en la Patagonia, el campo ya advierte sobre una posible desaparición de la ganadería

Thirteen 13 photos showing the enormity of the problem:
Impresionantes postales de la Patagonia en medio del récord de nevadas
 

TxGal

Day by day
More on Patagonia from Electroverse:





HISTORIC SNOWSTORMS IN PATAGONIA BURY SHEEP ALIVE AND LEAVE ENTIRE CITIES WITHOUT POWER
AUGUST 1, 2020 CAP ALLON

Large parts of Patagonia (southern South America) are experiencing one of their “cruelest winters of the last 20 years,” reads the opening line of infobae.com article.

Over the past month, record-breaking temperatures of up to 23-below have been a regular occurrence ACROSS the lower regions of Argentina and Chile. Intense Antarctic cold fronts riding anomalously-far north on the back of a meridional jet stream flow have accompanied the freeze, and have delivered brutal accumulations of snow (of 5+ feet).

The region’s Meteorological Service have issued a strong of alerts of late for “persistent snowfall” — particularly in southern and central Mendoza, central and western Neuquén, and central of Río Negro.

Livestock farming is in a “critical state”, reports infobae.com.

This week, the Rio Negro government was forced to declared a State of Emergency and/or an Agricultural Disaster in 6 regions, which means farmers in the western province are now “exempt from taxes for a short time”.

This was the scene in Río Negro:



While many roads ACROSS Patagonia have become impassible:

View: https://twitter.com/lfsur/status/1287051453836800002


Residents of remote regions have even required rescuing:



As have the livestock, where hundreds of sheep have been reported “buried alive”:



View: https://twitter.com/lfsur/status/1288258415723270145


In addition, the historic snowstorms have also knocked-out power for many.

Outages in the city of Zapala and in the town of El Cholar have been common place of late. But it’s Chubut that appears to have been worst hit — snowstorms have left the city of Esquel and the entire Andean region without electricity and have taken-down at least 20 high-voltage towers in the El Escorial area that carry electricity to the Aluar plant, according to Civil Defense spokesperson.

This is a serious climatic situation, but it’s one brought-about by historic SNOW and COLD not this phantom catastrophic-heating the MSM keeps banging on about. No, the Grand Solar Minimum we at Electroverse keep banging on about appears to be intensifying, and soon it will be apparent to all.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the lower latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow. Even NASA appear to agree, 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.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
In December 2001 I was living (temparyily) in Goldendale, WA and we woke up to 24 inches of snow. Having lived in OKC I had already been introduced snow and even on a rare occasion in north Louisiana. so 24 inches was shocking, but I had proper gear and was able to navigate my way through it. The snow was fine but the black ice that came from it and driving on it was scary as hell. Washington state, while very beautiful with all its mountains, the Columbia River Gorge is a sight to behold. I was glad to get back to the swampy state of Louisiana. The only other time since then that I've been around snow was in Illinois when i was helping DH move to Louisiana. The winds were brutal and probably aged me a good 5 years. We have visited DH's children in Illinois several times, but I may not go back again. I haven't even gone to see my own grand children in two years and they live in the New Orleans area.

AS to the OP its very sad for the animals. I look out my office window and see my goats little tales slapping at flies.

God is good, all the time,

Judy
 

Seeker22

Veteran Member
Adapt 2030 has a new podcast out:

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


Controlling Water in Africa, a Grand Solar Minimum Cycle (1019)
7,737 views•Premiered 9 hours ago

Run time is 14:39

With eyes on China's once in a 400 year flood event ruining the years grain production, we should be looking at Ethiopia's new Renaissance Dam and the implications for food production up the Nile River. Historically Ethiopia was home to great kingdoms that flourished, controlled trade routes and had the premium weight and measure for gold and silver coinage in the Axum era 300 A.D. China and the western powers are in a match to control that Red Sea access point for new grain growing areas in N. Africa coming on line. Who controls the water controls food production in N.E Africa for the next 100 years.
This is one of the (if not THE) most important videos ever posted to this thread. If you watch this and see how far China has come to prepare for the GSM, contrast that with our face diaper debate, which bathroom/gender is which, the plandemic, riots, and selling billions of dollars worth of our crops to China.

I give up. We are truly on our own. There is nobody coming to save us, but they will take what is left in our treasury. Sad. There will be war fought over water resources. Need water to grow crops. Somebody (China) is paying attention to History. Somebody else (USA) is erasing and re-writing it as fast as they can. Thanks for posting.
 

TxGal

Day by day
Two new podcasts out by Adapt 2030 today:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7QWfdfm02w


Why So Much Rain Happening Globally ? (1022)
10,464 views•Aug 1, 2020

Run time is 11:40

Summer snow in Beijing China, Red Noctilucent Clouds first time ever seen as a disturbance in the ozone layer commences, hundreds of record rain and 500 year+ floods events through July 2020. Cosmic Ray increases seem to play a large part, and the increases are just beginning as the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies.

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View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoCPe4NK784


China's Flood and Locust Problems Worsen (1023)
24,529 views•Aug 1, 2020

Run time is 10:38

China's flood #4 is going to peak over the next 12 days and with most of the country flooded, the water can only get higher creating more infrastructure, city and farmland losses. Citizens are now actively calling for CCP ruler-ship change in the country from so vast and all encompassing floods with almost no relief help. A new China is emerging from beneath the flood waters, the old China we knew is beginning anew.
 

TxGal

Day by day



NASA “CLIMATE PROPHET” JAMES HANSEN SAID THE ARCTIC WOULD BE “FREE OF SUMMER ICE” BY 2018
AUGUST 2, 2020 CAP ALLON

Bolstered by the sycophantic-praise he received following his 1988 Congressional testimony on man-made global warming, NASA climate scientist/activist James Edward Hansen continued his prophesies well into the 2000s–despite his ever-growing list of climate fails.

“The greenhouse effect is here,” pronounced doomsayer Hansen back on June 23, 1988.

“We’re [still] toast,” he repeated with a straight face 20 years later, in 2008.

in preparation for his 1988 Congressional testimony, scientists/activist Hansen produced three potential scenarios regarding the future trend for global average temperatures:

A) “Business As Usual” — if human’s did nothing regarding rising CO2 levels.

B) If we “moderately” reduced CO2 emissions.

C) If atmospheric carbon dioxide was reduced to year 2000 levels.



Real-world observations reveal Hansen’s projections were way off. Scenarios A and B significantly over-predict the warming trend. And digging into the data, A overstates CO2 and other greenhouse gas growth and rejects against the observations; Scenario B slightly understates CO2 growth, overstates methane and CFCs and zeroes-out other greenhouse gas growth, and it too significantly overstates the warming.

The scenario that best-matches the observations is C — the one where Hansen has CO2 topping-out at 368 ppm in 2000 but then sees it fixed at that level thereafter–something that obviously didn’t happen. It’s this drastic “halt the industrial revolution” scenario that ended up with a warming trend most like the real-world observations.

Here is one thought, proposed by climate scientist John Christy:

Suppose Hansen had offered a Scenario D, in which greenhouse gases continue to rise, but after the 1990s they have very little effect on the climate. That would play out similarly in his modeled Scenario C, and it would match the data — this hypothetical Scenario D is the reality we’re living today.

James Edward Hansen is still considered a “climate prophet” by many, but his 1988 scenarios simply DO NOT FIT THE DATA–speaking of which, let’s look at his Arctic sea ice predictions.

Back in 2008, Hansen claimed that within just “five to 10 years, the Arctic will be free of sea ice in the summer”:


https://news.google.com

10 years after Hansen made his ice-free claim, Arctic sea ice volume was up 7% from when he made his prophesy, and melting at the slowest rate on record, according to data composed by Tony Heller at realclimatescience.com:


DMI


DMI

How anyone proved so wrong for so long can still garner the praise and accolades James Hansen does is testament to the agenda at play.

The political tool that is Global Warming will keep-on-rolling, for as long it’s needed, and the ever-growing line of the poor & ill-informed will continue following that Pied Piper into the Hamelin cave, where their self-respect and ability to think-critically will never be seen again.

Objective scientific research –stifled these days– leads one to think it’s the COLD TIMES are in fact returning, that the lower-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow. Even NASA appear to agree, 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.



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Don’t fall for bogus, political agendas.

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

TxGal

Day by day

Global warming alarmists alarmed typhoon trend falling! - First time in 70 years no Pacific typhoon formed in July

Kirye and Pierre Gosselin
NoTricksZone
Sat, 01 Aug 2020 00:43 UTC

This year is the first time since 1951 the Pacific sees no typhoons in the month of July. Typhoons have seen downward trend since 1951.

Typhoon Numbers
© Japan Meteorological Agency

Global warming alarmists like to claim that tropical storms will intensify and become more frequent unless people stop using fossil fuels.

And recently these alarmists have had our attention steered to the Atlantic basin, where tropical storms this year have seen quite an active season thus far.

Another reason the focus has been on the Atlantic is because very little has been happening in terms of Pacific typhoons, and the alarmists don't want to talk about that.

In fact this July is the first July to have seen no typhoons formed in the Pacific at all since statistics on this began in 1951, according to the data from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Normally between 3 to 4 typhoons form in the Pacific in July. Up to 8 have formed in the past, e.g. on 2017 and 1971. But this year July failed to see a single typhoon form - the first time this has occurred since 1951.

Trend contradicts the forecasts of climate scientists


But one year does not make a trend. Global warming alarmists say storms are getting and will be more frequent, and stronger. So let's look at the data here as well.

The following chart shows the number of typhoons formed in the Pacific each year from January to July, since 1951:

Number of Typhoons
© Japan Meteorological Agency

Contrary to what global warming alarmists say, the trend has been downward! The year 2020 has been the second quietest on record - so far.

A warmer world is tamer?

Now we look at total number of typhoons formed each entire year:

Total Number of Typhoons.
© Japan Meteorological Agency

Data source: JMA, here and here.

Once again the global warming alarmists are shown to be wrong. In fact, it's probably the other way around: A warmer planet leads to less storm activity. But this is not the message the purveyors of fear want us to hear.
 

TxGal

Day by day

Geography of the Ice Age – Fantastic video
August 2, 2020 by Robert

Climate change is normal. In fact, the climate has been in flux for our entire evolutionary history.

We have witnessed two glaciations as a species and have experienced the Eemian Interglacial when conditions were similar to today (probably even warmer).

View: https://youtu.be/Pg0Z3LappEM

(Run time is 15:27)


During the last glacial, about 25 percent of the world’s landmass was covered by ice. Today, only about 11 percent is covered by ice.

Where did all of the water come from to create that ice? From the oceans. During the last glacial, ocean levels stood about 130 meters (more than 426 ft) lower than today.

Talk about lower sea levels!

At about 6:55 in, look at the map and notice how most of eastern Italy was connected to Croatia. The Adriatic Sea didn’t even exist.

At about 8:35 in, notice the huge land bridge between Alaska and Asia. (I talk about this land bridge in Not by Fire but by Ice.) And contrary to what a lot people might believe, notice that most of Alaska was not glaciated.

At about 9:34 in, notice that the Philippines, Indonesia, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Malaysia, Singapore, all were connected to each other and to the mainland.
 

Martinhouse

Veteran Member
Looks like there will be a new Ice Age FArmer podcast up in a few minutes - 7 PM. Haven't checked it out yet, but it runs a little over half an hour.
 

TxGal

Day by day
Looks like there will be a new Ice Age FArmer podcast up in a few minutes - 7 PM. Haven't checked it out yet, but it runs a little over half an hour.
Thanks, Martinhouse, I just got back in from the pastures. Here's the podcast Martinhouse mentioned, which is still premiering:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMXUEYY_i0o


Rockefeller's "Reset the Table:" Food Tyranny & Transform Food Supply
1,112 watching now•Run time is 31:52

The Rockefeller Foundation has released a new report, "Reset The Table" -- an implied part of "The Great Reset" -- describing a radical transformation of our food system in the face of the most significant disruption to our food supply in history. The report calls to provide food to all (like UBI), use schools as community nutrition distribution anchors, de-fund farms/ranches via "true cost accounting" that includes CO2, provide funds to BIPOC, collect realtime data for AI/automation, and much, much more. Christian breaks down this report, which builds upon the assault upon global food supply and your ability to feed your family. Thank you for sharing this report to help spread the word.
 
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Martinhouse

Veteran Member
TxGal, thanks for posting. Just finished listening to this one.....some scary information in it! Hard to believe that plans by TPTB are being so clearly put out for anyone to see now, they don't seem to be hiding anything at all any more.

Wish I had seed corn right now for when I need to grow winter feed for my chickens! It's the one thing that I unfortunately neglected to take care of before the seeds were all put up for the year at the feed stores. I suspect I won't be able to find any at all before long. And if that's the case, I hope my birds like popcorn as a substitute!
 

TxGal

Day by day
TxGal, thanks for posting. Just finished listening to this one.....some scary information in it! Hard to believe that plans by TPTB are being so clearly put out for anyone to see now, they don't seem to be hiding anything at all any more.

Wish I had seed corn right now for when I need to grow winter feed for my chickens! It's the one thing that I unfortunately neglected to take care of before the seeds were all put up for the year at the feed stores. I suspect I won't be able to find any at all before long. And if that's the case, I hope my birds like popcorn as a substitute!
Thanks for the heads up about it! Been crazy busy like so many have trying to get things done. That podcast was alarming, that's for sure...wow.

I'm sure we're all going to find that we wish we would have thought of more things to do back in the early days of this mess. So much going on, though, I think we're all doing really well with all that we have gotten done....it just never seems like enough. You're best bet is probably mail order for seed corn, I'd guess, or whole corn/deer corn instead?
 

TxGal

Day by day
The Oppenheimer Ranch Project has a new podcast out:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzetrjY-8Rw


Texas Cave Sediment Upends Meteorite Explanation For Global Cooling Based On Bad Science Not Facts..
3,033 views • Premiered 6 hours ago

Run time is 18:28

Texas cave sediment upends meteorite explanation for global cooling https://bit.ly/2Pg17vF
Many Transitional Dryas Climate Perturbations https://bit.ly/33qzpER
Volcanic origin for Younger Dryas geochemical anomalies ca. 12,900 cal B.P. https://bit.ly/2EC3qH8
Evidence from central Mexico supporting the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis https://bit.ly/33jbXJx
Evidence for an extraterrestrial impact 12,900 years ago that contributed to the megafaunal extinctions and the Younger Dryas cooling https://bit.ly/33lKyGY
Origin and provenance of spherules and magnetic grains at the Younger Dryas boundary https://bit.ly/30mHpog
Evidence from central Mexico supporting the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis https://bit.ly/33jbXJx
Volcanic ash reveals time-transgressive abrupt climate change during the Younger Dryas https://bit.ly/33kwv4o
Scholarly Articles On The Younger Dryas - Dig In! https://bit.ly/30jCqES
Evidence Of Cosmic Catastrophe 12,800 Years Ago – Earth Collided With Fragments Of A Comet https://bit.ly/3k4sW8j
Younger Dryas Impactor Areas Worldwide https://bit.ly/2XmBYUj
Saginaw Bay, Carolina Bays and other Youger Dryas Impactors
https://bit.ly/319GuH6
 

TxGal

Day by day



“VICIOUS COLD SNAP” SET TO ENGULF AUSTRALIA
AUGUST 3, 2020 CAP ALLON

The Australian continent will be smacked by an intense blast of winter this week, one set to deliver heavy snow to Tasmania, as well as flurries down to as low as 200m (650ft) in Victoria. Then, forecasts reveal things turn even COLDER by the weekend.

Eastern states are bracing for “really cold Antarctic air,” according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Simon Louis, as a low-pressure system gets kicked-up from the southern Pole.

TND is calling it a “vicious cold snap”.

Senior forecaster Tom Fejes has said snow will start settling on Monday this week: “We could see snow fall as low as 300 or 400 metres in some parts, like the Dandenong Ranges (east of Melbourne) or Macedon Ranges,” he said.

Snow is a possibility down to as low as 200m (650ft) in parts of Victoria, according to adelaidenow.com.au, and even down to sea-level in parts of southern and western Tasmania.

“We will probably see widespread frosts through the middle of the week,” continued Fejes, “particularly through northern Victoria” where temperatures are expected to tumble well-below zero (C).

We can expect the mercury to tumble well-below freezing in Canberra, too. And even Sydney will see temps “substantially sink.” In addition, Melbourne will struggle to achieve double digits.

Police are urging folks across Tasmania and Victoria to take note of the forecast weather warnings.

“Because this is a fairly unusual situation and we’re talking about some really cold, windy, wet conditions across the east coast, there is some concern if people are not experienced or not prepared properly and are out walking,” BOM supervising meteorologist Simon Louis said.

“It’s potentially going to be some really nasty conditions for them. I would urge anyone that’s thinking of going hiking to those locations to make sure they are prepared and definitely follow advice from National Parks.”

And then, things are set to get even chillier by the weekend as a brutal blast of Antarctic air looks set to engulf much of the continent on Friday, August 7.

Temperature departures are forecast to tumble as much as 14C below the seasonal average, particularly across the central and southern regions:


GFS 2m Temp Anomalies (C) Friday, Aug 7 [tropicaltidbits.com].

“While it will be a cool end to Monday in Victoria, buckle up because it’s going to get colder,” said Sky News Weather meteorologist Alison Osborne.

All-time low temperature records could fall.

Stay tuned for updates.

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 appear to agree, 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.





Don’t fall for bogus, political agendas.

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

TxGal

Day by day



NEW SCIENTIFIC STUDY REVEALS “THE IPCC IS EITHER LYING OR INCOMPETENT,” SAYS DR ROGER HIGGS
AUGUST 3, 2020 CAP ALLON

The UNITED NATIONS Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says the Sun’s effect on climate is minuscule compared to CO2. On top of that, they say the science is settled — Dr Roger Higgs strongly disagrees.

Referencing the findings of a new paper published in Nature entitled “Persistent warm Mediterranean surface waters during the Roman period” along with his own research into solar activity, Higgs concludes here that the Sun overwhelmingly controls our climate.

According to Dr Higgs, the IPCC is either lying or incompetent — but either way, we’ve needlessly instilled ‘climate anxiety’ into an entire generation of young people and we’re wasting $$trillions trying to ‘tackle’ perfectly natural Sun-driven climate change, wrecking precious agricultural and park lands with unneeded and hopelessly inefficient wind ‘farms’ and solar ‘parks’, and trying to bury CO2 underground. Yet CO2, the source of all life (photosynthesis), is still near its lowest level in 500 million years, only just above plant-starvation level. Before our very eyes CO2 is beneficially greening our Earth and increasing crop production, giving hope for feeding our 8 billion (rapidly growing) human population.

You couldn’t make up the absurdity of the predicament to which the self-serving IPCC has reduced us. Instead of celebrating we pathetically cringe, concludes a bewildered Dr Higgs.

CONCLUSIONS OF THE NEW SCIENTIFIC STUDY

Persistent warm Mediterranean surface waters during the Roman period” by G. Margaritelli et al. 2020, reveals “a persistent regional occurrence of a distinct warm phase during the Roman Period” — this period of warmth is linked to prosperity and the empire’s expansion (the “Roman Climatic Optimum”), while, conversely, prolonged periods of cold correlate with times of suffering, famine, and, ultimately, the collapse of the Roman Empire.

According to the paper, comparisons between their recently discovered record with previously published Mediterranean SST records from the Alboran Sea, Minorca Basin and Aegean Sea and northern Hemisphere temperature reconstructions “consistently shows the Roman as the warmest period of the last 2 kyr, about 2 °C warmer than average values for the late centuries for the Sicily and Western Mediterranean regions.”

The paper concludes that after the Roman Period, a general cooling trend developed in the region with several minor oscillations: “We hypothesis the potential link between this Roman Climatic Optimum and the expansion and subsequent decline of the Roman Empire.”

The new generated Mg/CaG. ruber SST record from Sicily channel allows to identify a series of climate events that can be associated to different remarkable socio-cultural developments of ancient Mediterranean civilizations for the last five millennia. Warm events are associated to historical periods such as the Cooper age, the Early and Late Bonze age while cold events are associated to the Homeric and Greek periods. The comparison of this new SST record with previous published Mediterranean SST records from Alboran Sea, Minorca Basin and Aegean Sea, highlight the overall perseverance of warm conditions during the Roman Period (1 CE to 500 CE). These warm conditions were particularly intense in the Sicily record, that reflect summer months, and correspond to the so called “Roman Climatic Optimum”. During this period, in fact, developed the greatest ancient civilization of all time, the Roman one. We hypothesise the relevance that these climate conditions may had in the expansion of the Roman Empire and its collapse with the general development of colder conditions. A cooling trend dominated after the Roman period reaching minimum values, in the whole Mediterranean, by the end of the LIA, minor oscillations punctuated this cold trend and were also associated with socio-cultural changes in central Mediterranean region.

As we regularly conclude here at Electroverse, periods of warmth/warming should be embraced and capitalized upon–it’s those times of cold/cooling that we need to concern ourselves with.

Unfortunately, those COLD TIMES appear to be returning–in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow. Even NASA appear to agree, 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.





Don’t fall for bogus, political agendas.

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

TxGal

Day by day

Melbourne is set to shiver through its coldest four-day spell in 24 years

Lauren Ferri
Daily Mail Australia
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 06:34 UTC

Australia cold front
The cold air mass has been described as 'exceptional' as it moves up towards Australia from Antarctica

Melbourne is set to shiver through its coldest four consecutive days in 24 years as a powerful wintery blast sweeps across Australia's southeast from Antarctica.

The weather will bring freezing temperatures to Tasmania overnight as snow falls at sea level, with the mercury plummeting to 0C in Hobart.

A trough is expected to bring cloudy conditions to Melbourne which will limit daytime heating and bring top temperatures of 11-12C from Tuesday to Friday.

This will be the city's first four-day period at or below 12C since 1996, Weatherzone's Ben Domensino said.

'Outside central Melbourne, temperatures could even get cold enough for snow to fall on some of the hills around the city,' he said.

'Snow is also likely in other low-lying parts of the state on Tuesday and Wednesday.'

The cold air mass has been described as 'exceptional' as it moves up towards Australia from Antarctica.

Melbourne went into strict Stage Four lockdown from 6pm on Sunday until at least September 13, when it will be reevaluated.

Melbourne residents will only be allowed to exercise for an hour a day and can't travel more than 5km from home for the purpose of shopping.

Only one person from each household will be able to go to the shops each day.

Metropolitan Melbourne will be under a nightly curfew, between the hours of 8pm to 5am, from Sunday night with some exemptions for those providing care and travelling to and from work.

Australia cold front map
A vigorous cold front is sweeping towards the country's southeast on Monday, bringing a chilly airmass to Tasmania, Victoria and parts of New South Wales

Ski resorts are preparing for a huge dump with Mount Buller and Mount Hotham expecting snowfall all week, however Melburnians are not allowed to visit.

Gusty winds are expected to remain for much of the week with showers and thunderstorms, meaning the temperature could feel 2-3C cooler.

Melbourne will see increasing showers on Monday afternoon with a high of 15C.

In southern New South Wales snow could fall as low as 300-400m above sea level on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Towns in the lower parts of the Snowy Mountains could be seeing snow covering up to ten centimetres.

Perisher is expecting almost a full week of snow showers beginning late on Monday, leaving the slopes ready for keen skiers later in the week.

While southern NSW will experience most of the chill and wind, a wind warning for Tuesday is in place for the Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast and Eden Coast.

Rest of article here.
 

TxGal

Day by day
View: https://twitter.com/IceAgeFarmer/status/1290405228848668672



Netherlands - Half of blueberries lost due to night frost


A test year, is what Sil Moonen calls the current season for blueberries. “Normally we always say at the start of the Dutch season that the market will only pick up when the schools start again and everyone is back from their holiday. Now that many people are holidaying at home to a greater or lesser degree, things could turn out quite differently for us. For example, the UK market is an important market. Normally around 30% of the UK’s 65 million residents go on holiday. If they now go to their supermarkets more, this could increase sales. ”

The grower could make good use of this. “We have half the amount of berries to harvest this year as a result of the night frost. Fortunately, we have spread our production locations across the Northern Netherlands, the Southern Netherlands and Northern Germany (a total of 60 hectares), but it was Drenthe that suffered in particular. In this region it was almost 10 degrees below zero during the night of 10 to 11 May, I have never experienced damage like this before, and I am not alone, although the damage is extremely local, for example, in Roggel I have hail damage on one plot and on the plot 200 meters away there is nothing wrong. ”

“At the moment, prices are also somewhat disappointing. From Eastern European countries, the market is currently flooded with blueberries, mostly free varieties, which have put prices under pressure. But when these are off the market, there may still be a shortage,” the grower expects. “But it remains to be seen, because I heard that the first import berries from the southern hemisphere have already arrived in the country. But nothing is certain at this time. If a second Corona wave continues in South America, then the world will look very different again. ”

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USA - Bee population decline leads to food crop shortages

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New research shows that the loss of bees in agricultural areas is hampering the supply of a number of key food crops. Biodiversity experts have for years raised alarm bells over the consequences of continued decline in pollinators. The latest study shows that the loss of wild bees due to habitat destruction, pesticide use and the climate crisis could pose serious complications for global food security.

The U.S.-based study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, examined seven crops grown across a total of 131 crop fields in 13 states in the country. Surveying bee activity and crop abundance, researchers found that five crops had evidence that the lack of bees is limiting the amount of food that can be grown – these include apples, cherries and blueberries.

The team of scientists, hailing from Canada, Sweden and the U.S. found that wild native bees contribute a significant portion of the pollination even in intensively farmed areas. Species of wild bees, including bumblebees, have been experiencing sharp declines due to the loss of flowering habitat, the use of toxic pesticides and insecticides in intensive farming and the impacts of climate change.

The trends we are seeing now are setting us up for food security problems. We aren’t yet in a complete crisis now but the trends aren’t going in the right direction. Our study shows this isn’t a problem for 10 or 20 years from now – it’s happening right now.

“Our findings show that pollinator declines could translate directly into decreased yields or production for most of the crops studied, and that wild species contribute substantially to pollination of most study crops in major crop-producing regions,” wrote the authors of the paper.

Wild bees are different from honeybees managed by beekeepers in commercial honey production, and are more effective pollinators. Almost three-quarters of the world’s food crops are dependent on pollinators like wild bees, and their suffering numbers could pose serious problems for global food security.

Fruit and vegetables are especially vulnerable because they rely on insects and other pollinators, while rice, wheat and corn are not affected by bee declines because they are wind pollinated.

Currently, many agricultural regions in the U.S. are relying on managed honeybees, deliberately shifted all over the country to meet the need for crop pollination. Almonds, for instance, which is one of the two crops shown not to be suffering from the loss of bees, in fact depend on the annual trucking beehives across the country to the almond-growing California.

Our findings show that pollinator declines could translate directly into decreased yields or production for most of the crops studied, and that wild species contribute substantially to pollination of most study crops in major crop-producing regions.

The scientists warn that action must be taken now to protect wild bee pollinators in order to protect the supply of fruit and vegetables, without which could lead to nutritional deficiencies and other public health implications.

“Given the evidence of widespread pollinator limitation, especially in tree fruits and blueberry, our results suggest that the adoption of practices that conserve or augment wild bees, such as wildflower enhancements and the use of alternative managed pollinators, is likely to be successful for increasing yields,” wrote the researchers.

“The trends we are seeing now are setting us up for food security problems,” Rachael Winfree from Rutgers University and one of the authors of the paper told. “We aren’t yet in a complete crisis now but the trends aren’t going in the right direction. Our study shows this isn’t a problem for 10 or 20 years from now – it’s happening right now.”

In terms of what individuals can do, supporting organic farming, avoiding honey and participating in wild beekeeping, a form of regenerative agriculture are key actions that can help save pollinator populations such as bees and butterflies.

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Cameroon - Tomato farmers count losses to wild weather and lockdown

03.08.2020

Tomato farmer Gregory Ngwana is used to good years. But this season, wild weather – too little rainfall and then too much – has paired with Cameroon’s coronavirus lockdown to slash harvests, make transport difficult and drive away buyers.

“I cannot earn enough income for my family, not to speak of recovering the money to repay loans incurred to invest in my tomato farm this season,” the 45-year-old from the town of Soa, north of Yaounde, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation at Mokolo market in the capital.

“This is the first time we are having a double crisis: weather disappointment and the coronavirus lockdown,” Ngwana said.

Thousands of other small-scale tomato farmers in Cameroon similarly are facing huge losses from what had been a thriving business – one promoted by Cameroon’s government as a way to boost incomes.

“Agriculture is one of the key mainstays of our economy – the reason we are putting in every effort to promote rapid-yield food crops like tomatoes and vegetables,” Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Gabriel Mbairobe told an online government meeting last month.

Farmers say a lack of rain in the traditional planting period in March – a problem believed linked to climate change – cut harvests.

When rains finally arrived, they were too heavy, leading to crop losses and rapid spoilage, farmers said.

Then, what they were able to pick turned out to be difficult to sell, with COVID-19 lockdowns hitting transport and cross-border trade, and sharply driving down prices.

Mary Azong, a tomato farmer in Yaounde, said her production had dropped from 20 tonnes this time last year to just 8 tonnes this year.

“This is making it very tough for me and my family to cope,” she said. Farmers said the price of a 20-litre container of tomatoes had dropped by three-quarters compared to last year.

Environment experts said extreme weather this year was taking a heavy toll on the crop.

“Tomatoes are sensitive to heavy rains. They get rot faster with heavy and prolonged rains,” said Zachee Nzoh Ngandembou, CEO of the Centre for the Environment and Rural Transformation, (CERUT), a sustainable development non-profit.

“Weather extremes linked to climate change are a major cause for concern,” he said.

Farmers also have struggled to get their harvest to market on badly maintained, mainly dirt roads rendered impassable by rain, he said – a particular problem for a perishable crop like tomatoes.

CROSS-BORDER TRADE

Both Cameroon’s government and farmers say closure of borders between the country and Nigeria, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea since mid-March, as a result of COVID-19, has worsened the country’s tomato crisis.

Ngwana said he normally sells more than 80% of his harvest in large-scale lots to buyers from neighbouring countries. But those buyers no longer are coming, he said.

“We now have local consumers who more or less buy in small quantities just for family consumption,” the grower said.

To try to sell their harvest before it spoils, some farmers near cities like Yaounde have turned to door-to-door sales, offering produce at prices nearly 90% below former market rates, Ngwana said.

While bad news for farmers, that has been good for urban buyers, who can’t always afford tomatoes.

This year, “even the poor can put good tomato sauce on their table more regularly,” noted Yaounde resident Angela Ebong, a seamstress.

Cameroon has seen more than 17,000 cases of the coronavirus this year, with over 390 deaths.

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