Solar Grand Solar Minimum part deux

Martinhouse

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TxGal, gorgeous weather here today, computer said 60 degrees at nearby reporting station.

Feeling a tiny bit better but back to worst by the end of the day after doing things that need doing. I can tell it is getting better, but I think it's going to be slow going. I've fixed it so that nephew only has to come every second day, now that jugs of water won't be freezing if a bunch of them are stored out in the pens.

I'm still hoping I'll be able to go shopping Wed. or Thur., but now not holding my breath. I may have to wait until the 3rd, which is the day I have to swing through the bank each month and through the post office to mail a couple of bills. I can hope I'll be back to what's normal for me by then, even with the little setbacks I'm getting several times a day from doing vital chores. If I had three arms I'd do a lot better. Two for canes and one for carrying things would be great! A carry bag attached to my person would definitely NOT work with cups of hot tea and bowls of soup! (: (:

Each evening I have to choose between reading and watching DVDs. Last night I did both. I'm nearly half through "The Cat Who....." set of books and I got up to and past the Twilight Zone episode with William Shatner as a young man who sees a weird guy fooling with the workings of an engine out on the wing of an airliner while it was at 20,000 feet.

Sometime this week nephew is going to put my clotheslines up temporarily in the greenhouse so I can dry the damp stuff I covered the plants with during the"deep freeze". Then also get the thick rebars hung so I have something to suspend hanging pots from right above my planting containers, then the clothesline back up permanently.

All this stuff I can't do myself any more. Nephew is such a great guy! If it weren't for my grandfathered local taxes, I'd quit claim my whole place over to him with a lifetime occupancy for myself.

Hope the weather is finally better where you are, too. For everyone everywhere, too, for that matter, but I don't think things will ever go back to what they were.
 
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Chicago Hasn't Seen Snow Like This Since The Last Solar Minimum As Building Buckle Under The Weight - YouTube

Chicago Hasn't Seen Snow Like This Since The Last Solar Minimum As Building Buckle Under The Weight
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View: https://youtu.be/nV_9hBEi_Yc
Run time is 13:33

Synopsis provided:

Snow winds down overnight but the break is short http://bit.ly/3skxTgx
More Chicago buildings buckle Monday morning under weight of seasonal snow surplus http://bit.ly/2NQGWqy
Snow ends with 5.5 inches north and west of Philly, temps could reach 50 Wednesday http://bit.ly/2OV4wD2
SNOWFALL ANALYSIS FROM THE LAST 48 HOURS https://www.weather.gov/crh/snowfall
Conspiracy Theorists Are Burning Snow to Prove It's Fake http://bit.ly/2OZkZpP
How long has it been since we have had a snow cover as deep as we’ve recently had? http://bit.ly/3uq9F6w
Last 4 Solar Cycles https://bit.ly/3uldbPs
After the snow melts, the flooding will begin. Here's how to prepare http://cnn.it/3qNcjkj
Wintry Weather Across the Northern Tier; Relatively Quiet Elsewhere https://www.weather.gov/ http://bit.ly/3qMdPDv
Planetary K-Index https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/pl...
Ace Solar Wind http://bit.ly/2ZHXmEk
Hints of a Recent Eruption http://go.nasa.gov/3dApBwY
Etna volcano update: New lava fountaining eruption underway, 5th in a row now http://bit.ly/37CfaW0
Etna Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20210222/2205Z LAVA FOUNTAIN IS OBSERVED AT SE CRATER http://bit.ly/3pKgqfY
and more
 

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This February (to the 20th), the U.S. Broke 9,075 Low Temperature Records vs just the 982 for Warmth - Electroverse



THIS FEBRUARY (TO THE 20TH), THE U.S. BROKE 9,075 LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS VS JUST THE 982 FOR WARMTH
FEBRUARY 23, 2021 CAP ALLON

The Arctic invasion that recently swept the United States was truly historic, and the record books prove it.

According to warm-mongers NOAA –who willfully ignore the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect– the month of February, 2021 has so far (to the 20th) seen 9,075 daily cold-minimum and cold-maximum temperature records fall across the United States vs just the 982 for warmth.

Of these, 693 also qualified as new monthly record lows.

And of these, a staggering 198 were also new all-time never-before-witnessed benchmarks–often in record books dating back 150+ years.

NOAA said the “cold snap” peaked between Feb. 14-16, during which time approximately 30% of available U.S. sites set cold-maximum records, and about 20% set cold-minimum records:

View: https://twitter.com/NWSWPC/status/1362477063324594177


The severity of the polar cold was extreme, unexpected, and ill-prepared for–the western world has been instructed to brace for catastrophic warming for going on 4 decades now:


Anyone that tells you extreme cold is part of AGW is a mindless parroting fool, and history has already proved them so — it’s their humility that needs to yield.

Looking ahead, another mass of Arctic air looks to be building early-March:


GFS 2m Temp Anomalies Mar. 2 [tropicaltidbits.com].


The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.





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

TxGal

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Bert Dohmen Warns “Forget Global Warming – The True Danger may be Global Cooling” | ZeroHedge

Bert Dohmen Warns “Forget Global Warming – The True Danger may be Global Cooling”
BY DOHMEN CAPITAL RESEARCHMONDAY, FEB 22, 2021 - 20:10

BY BERT DOHMEN
Founder of Dohmen Capital Research Group




“The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about yet refuse to investigate.” ― Dr. Wayne Dyer

Because of the winter storm disaster in Texas and some other states, and the “global warming” crowd telling us it is the result of not doing enough with “green energy,” I want to give you my thoughts on the subject, citing my research over the years.

In our latest Wellington Letter (published February 21, 2021), we commented on the latest storm:
The power outages: Everyone knows about the winter storm that knocked out power for days in Texas. The news has been monopolized over the past several days. People are freezing and stores are empty. It’s bad enough to have no power and no heat for many nights and days, but now other people who had power are getting their electrical bills. According to one article:
"One man whose average bill was around $660 per month, now got a bill for $17,000. Oilprice.com estimated that to charge a Tesla would cost a person $900 [during the storm]."
This is the price paid for using an inefficient source of power, namely windmills. Aside from creating mountains of unrecyclable used blades, they are additionally killing millions of birds. How can this possibly be called “green?”
Uranium is now being promoted as a “clean” alternative again. But they still don’t have a method to dispose of used uranium fuel in a safe way. They best they can do is bury it underground and let future generations solve the problem.
Solar is the one true “green” alternative energy source, as I said in a debate with my high school science teacher more than half a century ago. If only half the money spent on bad “green” energy, like windmills, micro-algae, and other far-fetched ideas, were spent on solar research and efficient storage of electrical energy, the advances would have been much greater.
(End of Wellington Letter excerpt)
The term “Global Warming” was changed to “Climate Change” when scientific evidence emerged, and then intentionally suppressed, that a long term period of “global cooling” may be ahead. It could last perhaps 11 years, but could last as long over 30 years or more according to NASA.

NASA’s research showed that the world may be starting a long period of “cooling” based on scientific evidence regarding diminishing sun spots, which is a sign of diminished energy output from the sun. This comes at a time that the science ignorami of the world have protest marches against global warming. Are the protests directed against the sun?

Link: Amidst Global Warming Hysteria, NASA Expects Global Cooling - Mike Shedlock (townhall.com)

Why should investors be concerned about this topic? Because whether there is global warming or global cooling is very important; it can help forecast the areas of the economy, and the geographic regions of the world, that will outperform or underperform. Since governments and the masses are usually totally wrong in predicting disasters, we decided some years ago to gather evidence that Al Gore’s war on the climate was a hoax. When politicians go to such an extreme effort to convince the people of something, you can be sure that the only motive is MONEY.

If the evidence we have gathered from sources such as NASA, and if “global cooling” could be the true long term problem, we have to consider the enormous effect on the economies of the world.

With shorter growing seasons for farmers, there will be huge crop shortages. These already started several years ago. Agricultural prices will have a very big, long term up-move. Here is the chart of the ETF for agricultural prices, DBA:



DBA had a 10 year bear market. If cooling becomes more evident, there will be a rush to restock inventories. China has been a huge buyer of agricultural products. Do their scientists know more than our politicians? Highly likely!

Climate change is a long-term change. You don’t say the earth is getting hot just because last week there was a heat wave somewhere. There are about 8 billion people in the world. Imagine how long-term food shortages would affect them? There will be many other shortages of commodities as the world has to adjust to the new reality.

Shortages produce much higher prices especially when it comes to essential food. Higher inflation triggers immense changes in the economies and the behavior of people. That affects prices of investments. Look at the changes produced by a coronavirus, which is similar to the flu virus. The problem was not the virus, but politicians reacting to it and using it to promote their own programs. The slogan is: “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

The billions of people who cannot pay the higher prices will die, or resort to theft in order to eat. But if store shelves are empty, there is not much to steal. The social upheaval will be significant. Read about the last mini-ice age that lasted 75 years in the Middle Ages.

International renowned futurist and investment analyst Bert Dohmen, founder of Dohmen Capital Research group, has astounded investors for 45 years with the accuracy of his forecasts. Read his complete article on DohmenCapital.com: Forget Global Warming – The True Danger may be Global Cooling - Dohmen Capital Research
 

TxGal

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Adapt 2030 has a new podcast out:

(MIAC #298) Crossing of Agendas in 2031 (Prophecies Across 3500 Years) - YouTube

(MIAC #298) Crossing of Agendas in 2031 (Prophecies Across 3500 Years)
11,483 views • Feb 23, 2021

View: https://youtu.be/Wjt9aASKLyM
Run time is 30:02

Synopsis provided:

David DuByne creator of the ADAPT 2030 channel on YouTube and Demetrius Leach discuss crossing of Agenda 2030 with religious prophesy pointing to energetic changes on Earth as the Sun moves into its 400-year cycle affecting crop production, the economy and everyone on our planet. This is an energetic timeline for what you can expect from now to 2024.
 

TxGal

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Monster Arctic Front Engulfs Asia and Canada, as Europe's Longest Bridge is Closed due to Snow - Electroverse



MONSTER ARCTIC FRONT ENGULFS ASIA AND CANADA, AS EUROPE’S LONGEST BRIDGE IS CLOSED DUE TO SNOW
FEBRUARY 24, 2021 CAP ALLON

While parts of the United States and Europe enjoy a brief respite from the frostbite, the majority of Canada, transcontinental Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan continue to suffer from a descended Arctic.

Siberia is suffering one its coldest winters on record, with temperatures in the vast Northern Asian region having regularly dipped below -50C (-58F) since mid-December, 2020.

Much of Central and Western Asia has also been battling brutal and unusual freezes over the past few months, which in turn have lead to food and energy prices soaring to record highs.

The latest GFS 2m Temperature Anomaly run (shown below) is for Feb. 25.

And while the mainstream attempts to draw all eyes to central Europe’s brief –yet admittedly unseasonable– burst of warmth, looking at the northern hemisphere as a whole reveals that “blues” and “purples” remain the dominating colors, not “oranges” and “reds” as temperature departures across Canada and much of Asia are holding 20C below the winter average, and beyond:

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Strong “Meridional” jet stream flow in action: GFS 2m Temp Anomalies for Feb. 25 [tropicaltidbits.com].

What is also revealed is the stark temperature divide between western and eastern Europe — a phenomenon fully expected and predicted during times of low solar activity as the jet streams lose their strength and “buckle” (click the below link for more).


EUROPE’S LONGEST BRIDGE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW

And while western Europe enjoys a little early-Spring warmth, the continent’s eastern regions are continuing to suffer from February’s lingering Arctic cold.

As reported by rt.com, the Crimean Bridge was closed late last week due to heavy snow as local authorities declared weather-related state of emergency covering four areas.

Europe’s longest bridge, which stretches 19 km (11.8 mi) over the Strait of Kerch, was shut for the first time since its completion in 2018 as the Black Sea region endured rare freezing temps and “an uncharacteristic cold spell.”

Crimea’s recent snowstorm managed to deliver a months worth of snow in just a single day, and it prompted warnings from local authorities to cease all travel — this included the closure of the bridge due to a “lack of visibility, heavy snowfall, and strong side winds” but not before ≈300 vehicles became stranded, with many more stuck either side of the crossing:

Southern Russia has suffered uncharacteristically chilly temperatures in recent weeks, writes rt.com — and while Moscow is renowned for its cold winters, Crimea usually holds above freezing in February.

Vehicles have since been cleared from the bridge; however, further inclement weather is on the way, threatening re-closure.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.





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

TxGal

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TxGal, gorgeous weather here today, computer said 60 degrees at nearby reporting station.

Feeling a tiny bit better but back to worst by the end of the day after doing things that need doing. I can tell it is getting better, but I think it's going to be slow going. I've fixed it so that nephew only has to come every second day, now that jugs of water won't be freezing if a bunch of them are stored out in the pens.

I'm still hoping I'll be able to go shopping Wed. or Thur., but now not holding my breath. I may have to wait until the 3rd, which is the day I have to swing through the bank each month and through the post office to mail a couple of bills. I can hope I'll be back to what's normal for me by then, even with the little setbacks I'm getting several times a day from doing vital chores. If I had three arms I'd do a lot better. Two for canes and one for carrying things would be great! A carry bag attached to my person would definitely NOT work with cups of hot tea and bowls of soup! (: (:

Each evening I have to choose between reading and watching DVDs. Last night I did both. I'm nearly half through "The Cat Who....." set of books and I got up to and past the Twilight Zone episode with William Shatner as a young man who sees a weird guy fooling with the workings of an engine out on the wing of an airliner while it was at 20,000 feet.

Sometime this week nephew is going to put my clotheslines up temporarily in the greenhouse so I can dry the damp stuff I covered the plants with during the"deep freeze". Then also get the thick rebars hung so I have something to suspend hanging pots from right above my planting containers, then the clothesline back up permanently.

All this stuff I can't do myself any more. Nephew is such a great guy! If it weren't for my grandfathered local taxes, I'd quit claim my whole place over to him with a lifetime occupancy for myself.

Hope the weather is finally better where you are, too. For everyone everywhere, too, for that matter, but I don't think things will ever go back to what they were.
Glad you're finally getting a bit better, and hope it continues a little bit every single day. At senior status, healing just seems to take more and more time. We did a quick grocery run the other day, literally almost no bottled water anywhere, juices and soft drinks very low. Bread low to almost non-existent, canned goods low. All to be expected, I guess. In time, it will get better as the trucks keep coming to resupply.

We went off our boil water advisory late yesterday, and a hot shower last night was simply glorious! I'm so thankful we had baby wipes on hand, but a long, hot shower is pretty hard to beat after over a week without safe water. We had enough water stored to do dishes, but even ours was starting to get a bit low. We could have used more stored water, in fact we have two of those big blue drum-like containers, but absolutely no room in the house. This is when I really miss a basement! Had we filled them stored outside or in our shed, they would have frozen solid. Found out our official low during the winter blast was -1. Yep, that'll mess with outdoor water storage!

It's been beautiful here the last few days, thankfully. Starting tomorrow we're looking at about 7 days of rain, so the mad scramble is on to get as much done outside as possible beforehand. Tons of sticks and branches to pick up, and we lost some big branches from an older pecan tree. Those I've earmarked to be cut for firewood next year, along with an oak or two of about 5 inches diameter that snapped at the top from vine and ice load. With luck I'll get to some of that today.

There is a shortage of livestock feed, though. So far chicken feed in one form or another can be found, as can hay. Cattle cubes, though, are out of supply within 100 miles+. We've heard one of the big manufacturing plants is down due to storm damage, not sure when repairs are expected to be completed. They're working on trucking the feed in from extended distances, but a lot of ranchers are in the same bind. We're stretching our last few bags by cutting back the feeding rate, but we're almost done with that anyhow. We don't feed cubes year round, only in the coldest temps.

Also hearing that several oil refineries are out of commission for an extended period due to storm damage down along the coastline. Gas prices will be going up more....repairs are expected to last weeks if not months. Not surprised, really.

And I've heard my seed potatoes are on the way! By now I expected to have my planting tubs ready to go, but we were otherwise occupied. At least the snow/ice has melted off the tubs!
 
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Adapt 2030 has a new podcast out, looks to be a continuation of the one posted yesterday:

(MIAC #299) End of the Midnight Watch in 2024 : Magi - YouTube

(MIAC #299) End of the Midnight Watch in 2024 : Magi
10,015 views • Feb 24, 2021

View: https://youtu.be/u0Wd-Gpl828
Run time is 30:51

Synopsis provided:

David DuByne creator of the ADAPT 2030 channel on YouTube and Demetrius Leach (tjab-bds.org) discuss crossing of Agenda 2030 with religious prophesy pointing to energetic changes on Earth as the Sun moves into its 400-year cycle affecting crop production, the economy and everyone on our planet. This is an energetic timeline for what you can expect from now to 2024.
 

TxGal

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N. Hemisphere Snow Mass jumps to 700 Gigatons above 1982-2012 average + Arctic Sea Ice sees Exponential Gains + Iceland Volcanoes Stir - Electroverse



N. HEMISPHERE SNOW MASS JUMPS TO 700 GIGATONS ABOVE 1982-2012 AVERAGE + ARCTIC SEA ICE SEES EXPONENTIAL GAINS + ICELAND VOLCANOES STIR
FEBRUARY 25, 2021 CAP ALLON

After days of unexplained delays and missing data, the FMI, DMI, and NSIDC charts we regularly use here at Electroverse have finally been updated — those in the AGW camp might want to look away…

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SNOW MASS JUMPS TO 700 GIGATONS ABOVE 1982-2012 AVERAGE

The latest data point from the Finish Meteorology Institute’s (FMI’s) “Total snow mass for Northern Hemisphere” chart has been plotted, and it reveals pow-pow across the hemisphere as a whole –excluding the mountains– is riding at some 700 Gigatons above the 1982-2012 average:


[FMI]

This is an impossibility according to the global warming theory whose prime mover and backer, the IPCC, confidently decreed back in 2001 that “milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms.”


Feel free to shovel this information down the throats of those still insisting the world is burning up and that snowfall is a thing of the past (the UK Met Office, for one).

ARCTIC SEA ICE SEES EXPONENTIAL GAINS

According to official data from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), Arctic Sea Ice Volume is now growing exponentially.

After an admittedly low starting point, sea ice “volume” or “thickness” (which gives you a far better idea of an ice sheet’s health than the highly variable “extent”) began building at record rates during the start of the season (Sept, 2020) and has now eclipsed recent years and also muscled its way into 2004-2013 average range, in what has been described as a “historic shift.”

As visualized below, sea ice in those central Arctic regions is already touching 5 meters (16.4 feet) in thickness (the limit of the DMI chart) with two more months to run before the season’s peak in mid/late April:


[DMI]

ICELAND VOLCANOES STIR

Overshadowed by Mt. Etna’s amazingly-regular pattern of paroxysms –which have occurred at almost identical intervals of around 35-48 hours over the past 7 days– volcanoes in Iceland have also been stirring.

Of today’s reawakening volcanoes, those located in Iceland are perhaps the most concerning. It is this highly-volcanic region that will likely be home to the next “big one” (a repeat of the 536 AD eruption that took out the Roman Republic…?) — the one that will return Earth to another volcanic winter.

Reykjanes and Krýsuvík are the latest Icelandic volcanoes to show serious signs of an imminent eruption, with a large seismic uptick detected along the Reykjanes peninsula:


Earthquake activity on the Reykjanes peninsula [Icelandic Met Office].


Earthquake activity on the Reykjanes peninsula [Icelandic Met Office].

The previous eruptions at Reykjanes and Krýsuvík were in the years 1830 (VEI 3) and 1340 (VEI 1), respectively, and because it has been hundreds of year since each of these volcanoes last erupted what exactly happens in the lead-up is unclear; however, what is understood is that earthquake activity always increases sharply before an eruption, and can do so a good while before the first eruption happens, writes icelandgeology.net.

Moving on, Grímsvötn is Iceland’s most frequently erupting volcano, and over the past 800 years some 65 eruptions are known with some certainty.


Grímsvötn Volcano is a subglacial volcano situated near the centre of the Vatnajokull ice cap.

Icelandic scientists have been carefully monitoring Grímsvötn since its 20km (66,000 ft) Plinian eruption in 2011; and recently, researchers have seen various signals that suggest the volcano is getting ready to erupt again, and have raised the threat level accordingly.

Katla is yet another Icelandic volcano on the brink of an eruption, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO).

Since January of last year, researchers have recorded an uplift in and around the volcano, and more recently have recorded an increase in sulfur dioxide close to where two previous eruptions have taken place. Katla’s previous sizable eruption was the VEI 4 back in 1918 (volcano.si.edu) — that year falls within the Centennial Minimum, the previous multidecadal spell of low solar activity.


Katla’s 1918 VEI 4 eruption [visitklaustur.is].

SEISMIC/VOLCANIC ACTIVITY HAS BEEN CORRELATED TO CHANGES IN THE SUN

Volcanic eruptions are one of the key forcings driving Earth into its next bout of global cooling. Volcanic ash (particulates) fired above 10km –and so into the stratosphere– shade sunlight and reduce terrestrial temperatures. The smaller particulates from an eruption can linger in the upper atmosphere for years, or even decades+ at a time.

Today’s worldwide volcanic uptick is thought to be tied to low solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the influx of Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

This meridional (wavy) flow diverts Arctic air to the lower latitudes —where us humans reside— and for time-immemorial has heaped untold miseries on the established civilization of the day, rendering growing regions useless, leading to famine, unrest, and ultimately the society’s collapse.

Overlaying the peak of past civilizations atop the GISP2 Ice Core data clearly illustrates the pattern:



The peak of past civilizations occurred during times of warmth, and their quick-collapse coincided with the subsequent and relatively “instant” temperature drop-off.

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

TxGal

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Germany sees biggest temperature swing since records began -- Earth Changes -- Sott.net

Perth Now
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 11:22 UTC

People walking

From freezing to relatively balmy, Germans have been adjusting to extreme winter temperature swings.

Germany has seen its its biggest temperature swing since records began - with an increase of 41.9 degrees in one week.


Climate researchers at the German Weather Service (DWD) on Tuesday said the country had never before experienced a swing like the one that occurred at the weather station in the central German city of Goettingen.

A low of minus 23.8 degrees Celsius was recorded there on February 14. Seven days later, on February 21, the high was 18.1 degrees Celsius,

The previous record had been set in May 1880, in the early days of weather record-keeping. At that time, a temperature rise of 41 degrees had been measured within seven days, said a DWD spokesperson.

In northern Germany, two regional winter heat records had also been broken on Monday. In the town of Quickborn, the high was 18.9 degrees Celsius, passing the record of 17.8 degrees measured two years earlier.

In the Hamburg area, the Neuwiedenthal weather station hit 21.1 degrees on Monday. The previous record of 18.1 degrees at the same station just more than a year earlier was thus "pulverized," a DWD spokesperson said.

"For the first time since temperature records began, the temperature in Hamburg has thus risen above 20 degrees in winter," he said.

View: https://twitter.com/WMO/status/1364138879956226048
 

Melodi

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And here we go, this is from The Guardian which is usually a bastion of "party line" Global Warming, but in this case, historically warm periods end (in Europe and North America) when the North Atlantic Current collapses and/or goes further South. People who have read the book (not the movie) by Witney Strieber and Art Bell - The Coming Global Super Storm will recognize this pattern and if it is in The UK Guardian (a paper we joke here that is "left of Lenin") they obviously can't hide it anymore.
Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest in a millennium, say scientists
Decline in system underpinning Gulf Stream could lead to more extreme weather in Europe and higher sea levels on US east coast
Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent
Thu 25 Feb 2021 16.00 GMTLast modified on Thu 25 Feb 2021 16.49 GMT
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The hill of Lycabettus after rare heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, this month. Further weakening of the AMOC could lead to more intense winters across Europe. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that underpins the Gulf Stream, the weather system that brings warm and mild weather to Europe, is at its weakest in more than a millennium, and climate breakdown is the probable cause, according to new data.
Further weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) could result in more storms battering the UK, more intense winters and an increase in damaging heatwaves and droughts across Europe.
Scientists predict that the AMOC will weaken further if global heating continues, and could reduce by about 34% to 45% by the end of this century, which could bring us close to a “tipping point” at which the system could become irrevocably unstable. A weakened Gulf Stream would also raise sea levels on the Atlantic coast of the US, with potentially disastrous consequences.
Stefan Rahmstorf, of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, who co-authored the study published on Thursday in Nature Geoscience, told the Guardian that a weakening AMOC would increase the number and severity of storms hitting Britain, and bring more heatwaves to Europe.
He said the circulation had already slowed by about 15%, and the impacts were being seen. “In 20 to 30 years it is likely to weaken further, and that will inevitably influence our weather, so we would see an increase in storms and heatwaves in Europe, and sea level rises on the east coast of the US,” he said.
Rahmstorf and scientists from Maynooth University in Ireland and University College London in the UK concluded that the current weakening had not been seen over at least the last 1,000 years, after studying sediments, Greenland ice cores and other proxy data that revealed past weather patterns over that time. The AMOC has only been measured directly since 2004.

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The AMOC is one of the world’s biggest ocean circulation systems, carrying warm surface water from the Gulf of Mexico towards the north Atlantic, where it cools and becomes saltier until it sinks north of Iceland, which in turn pulls more warm water from the Caribbean. This circulation is accompanied by winds that also help to bring mild and wet weather to Ireland, the UK and other parts of western Europe.
Scientists have long predicted a weakening of the AMOC as a result of global heating, and have raised concerns that it could collapse altogether. The new study found that any such point was likely to be decades away, but that continued high greenhouse gas emissions would bring it closer.
Rahmstorf said: “We risk triggering [a tipping point] in this century, and the circulation would spin down within the next century. It is extremely unlikely that we have already triggered it, but if we do not stop global warming, it is increasingly likely that we will trigger it.
“The consequences of this are so massive that even a 10% chance of triggering a breakdown would be an unacceptable risk.”
Research in 2018 also showed a weakening of the AMOC, but the paper in Nature Geoscience says this was unprecedented over the last millennium, a clear indication that human actions are to blame. Scientists have previously said a weakening of the Gulf Stream could cause freezing winters in western Europe and unprecedented changes across the Atlantic.
The AMOC is a large part of the Gulf Stream, often described as the “conveyor belt” that brings warm water from the equator. But the bigger weather system would not break down entirely if the ocean circulation became unstable, because winds also play a key role. The circulation has broken down before, in different circumstances, for instance at the end of the last ice age.
The Gulf Stream is separate from the jet stream that has helped to bring extreme weather to the northern hemisphere in recent weeks, though like the jet stream it is also affected by the rising temperatures in the Arctic. Normally, the very cold temperatures over the Arctic create a polar vortex that keeps a steady jet stream of air currents keeping that cold air in place. But higher temperatures over the Arctic have resulted in a weak and wandering jet stream, which has helped cold weather to spread much further south in some cases, while bringing warmer weather further north in others, contributing to the extremes in weather seen in the UK, Europe and the US in recent weeks.
Similarly, the Gulf Stream is affected by the melting of Arctic ice, which dumps large quantities of cold water to the south of Greenland, disrupting the flow of the AMOC. The impacts of variations in the Gulf Stream are seen over much longer periods than variations in the jet stream, but will also bring more extreme weather as the climate warms.
As well as causing more extreme weather across Europe and the east coast of the US, the weakening of the AMOC could have severe consequences for Atlantic marine ecosystems, disrupting fish populations and other marine life.
Andrew Meijers, the deputy science leader of polar oceans at British Antarctic Survey, who was not involved in the study, said: “The AMOC has a profound influence on global climate, particularly in North America and Europe, so this evidence of an ongoing weakening of the circulation is critical new evidence for the interpretation of future projections of regional and global climate.
“The AMOC is frequently modelled as having a tipping point below some circulation strength, a point at which the relatively stable overturning circulation becomes unstable or even collapses. The ongoing weakening of the overturning means we risk finding that point, which would have profound and likely irreversible impacts on the climate.”
Karsten Haustein, of the Climate Services Center in Germany, also independent of the study, said the US could be at risk of stronger hurricanes as a result of the Gulf Stream’s weakening.
“While the AMOC won’t collapse any time soon, the authors warn that the current could become unstable by the end of this century if warming continues unabated,” he said. “It has already been increasing the risk for stronger hurricanes at the US east coast due to warmer ocean waters, as well as potentially altering circulation patterns over western Europe.”

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TxGal

Day by day
And here we go, this is from The Guardian which is usually a bastion of "party line" Global Warming, but in this case, historically warm periods end (in Europe and North America) when the North Atlantic Current collapses and/or goes further South. People who have read the book (not the movie) by Witney Strieber and Art Bell - The Coming Global Super Storm will recognize this pattern and if it is in The UK Guardian (a paper we joke here that is "left of Lenin") they obviously can't hide it anymore.
Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest in a millennium, say scientists
Decline in system underpinning Gulf Stream could lead to more extreme weather in Europe and higher sea levels on US east coast
Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent
Thu 25 Feb 2021 16.00 GMTLast modified on Thu 25 Feb 2021 16.49 GMT
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The hill of Lycabettus after rare heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, this month. Further weakening of the AMOC could lead to more intense winters across Europe. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that underpins the Gulf Stream, the weather system that brings warm and mild weather to Europe, is at its weakest in more than a millennium, and climate breakdown is the probable cause, according to new data.
Further weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) could result in more storms battering the UK, more intense winters and an increase in damaging heatwaves and droughts across Europe.
Scientists predict that the AMOC will weaken further if global heating continues, and could reduce by about 34% to 45% by the end of this century, which could bring us close to a “tipping point” at which the system could become irrevocably unstable. A weakened Gulf Stream would also raise sea levels on the Atlantic coast of the US, with potentially disastrous consequences.
Stefan Rahmstorf, of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, who co-authored the study published on Thursday in Nature Geoscience, told the Guardian that a weakening AMOC would increase the number and severity of storms hitting Britain, and bring more heatwaves to Europe.
He said the circulation had already slowed by about 15%, and the impacts were being seen. “In 20 to 30 years it is likely to weaken further, and that will inevitably influence our weather, so we would see an increase in storms and heatwaves in Europe, and sea level rises on the east coast of the US,” he said.
Rahmstorf and scientists from Maynooth University in Ireland and University College London in the UK concluded that the current weakening had not been seen over at least the last 1,000 years, after studying sediments, Greenland ice cores and other proxy data that revealed past weather patterns over that time. The AMOC has only been measured directly since 2004.

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The AMOC is one of the world’s biggest ocean circulation systems, carrying warm surface water from the Gulf of Mexico towards the north Atlantic, where it cools and becomes saltier until it sinks north of Iceland, which in turn pulls more warm water from the Caribbean. This circulation is accompanied by winds that also help to bring mild and wet weather to Ireland, the UK and other parts of western Europe.
Scientists have long predicted a weakening of the AMOC as a result of global heating, and have raised concerns that it could collapse altogether. The new study found that any such point was likely to be decades away, but that continued high greenhouse gas emissions would bring it closer.
Rahmstorf said: “We risk triggering [a tipping point] in this century, and the circulation would spin down within the next century. It is extremely unlikely that we have already triggered it, but if we do not stop global warming, it is increasingly likely that we will trigger it.
“The consequences of this are so massive that even a 10% chance of triggering a breakdown would be an unacceptable risk.”
Research in 2018 also showed a weakening of the AMOC, but the paper in Nature Geoscience says this was unprecedented over the last millennium, a clear indication that human actions are to blame. Scientists have previously said a weakening of the Gulf Stream could cause freezing winters in western Europe and unprecedented changes across the Atlantic.
The AMOC is a large part of the Gulf Stream, often described as the “conveyor belt” that brings warm water from the equator. But the bigger weather system would not break down entirely if the ocean circulation became unstable, because winds also play a key role. The circulation has broken down before, in different circumstances, for instance at the end of the last ice age.
The Gulf Stream is separate from the jet stream that has helped to bring extreme weather to the northern hemisphere in recent weeks, though like the jet stream it is also affected by the rising temperatures in the Arctic. Normally, the very cold temperatures over the Arctic create a polar vortex that keeps a steady jet stream of air currents keeping that cold air in place. But higher temperatures over the Arctic have resulted in a weak and wandering jet stream, which has helped cold weather to spread much further south in some cases, while bringing warmer weather further north in others, contributing to the extremes in weather seen in the UK, Europe and the US in recent weeks.
Similarly, the Gulf Stream is affected by the melting of Arctic ice, which dumps large quantities of cold water to the south of Greenland, disrupting the flow of the AMOC. The impacts of variations in the Gulf Stream are seen over much longer periods than variations in the jet stream, but will also bring more extreme weather as the climate warms.
As well as causing more extreme weather across Europe and the east coast of the US, the weakening of the AMOC could have severe consequences for Atlantic marine ecosystems, disrupting fish populations and other marine life.
Andrew Meijers, the deputy science leader of polar oceans at British Antarctic Survey, who was not involved in the study, said: “The AMOC has a profound influence on global climate, particularly in North America and Europe, so this evidence of an ongoing weakening of the circulation is critical new evidence for the interpretation of future projections of regional and global climate.
“The AMOC is frequently modelled as having a tipping point below some circulation strength, a point at which the relatively stable overturning circulation becomes unstable or even collapses. The ongoing weakening of the overturning means we risk finding that point, which would have profound and likely irreversible impacts on the climate.”
Karsten Haustein, of the Climate Services Center in Germany, also independent of the study, said the US could be at risk of stronger hurricanes as a result of the Gulf Stream’s weakening.
“While the AMOC won’t collapse any time soon, the authors warn that the current could become unstable by the end of this century if warming continues unabated,” he said. “It has already been increasing the risk for stronger hurricanes at the US east coast due to warmer ocean waters, as well as potentially altering circulation patterns over western Europe.”

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Oh my gosh, that's not good!!
 

jed turtle

a brother in the Lord
And here we go, this is from The Guardian which is usually a bastion of "party line" Global Warming, but in this case, historically warm periods end (in Europe and North America) when the North Atlantic Current collapses and/or goes further South. People who have read the book (not the movie) by Witney Strieber and Art Bell - The Coming Global Super Storm will recognize this pattern and if it is in The UK Guardian (a paper we joke here that is "left of Lenin") they obviously can't hide it anymore.
Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest in a millennium, say scientists
Decline in system underpinning Gulf Stream could lead to more extreme weather in Europe and higher sea levels on US east coast
Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent
Thu 25 Feb 2021 16.00 GMTLast modified on Thu 25 Feb 2021 16.49 GMT
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Snowy Lycabettus hill, Athens
The hill of Lycabettus after rare heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece, this month. Further weakening of the AMOC could lead to more intense winters across Europe. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that underpins the Gulf Stream, the weather system that brings warm and mild weather to Europe, is at its weakest in more than a millennium, and climate breakdown is the probable cause, according to new data.
Further weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) could result in more storms battering the UK, more intense winters and an increase in damaging heatwaves and droughts across Europe.
Scientists predict that the AMOC will weaken further if global heating continues, and could reduce by about 34% to 45% by the end of this century, which could bring us close to a “tipping point” at which the system could become irrevocably unstable. A weakened Gulf Stream would also raise sea levels on the Atlantic coast of the US, with potentially disastrous consequences.
Stefan Rahmstorf, of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, who co-authored the study published on Thursday in Nature Geoscience, told the Guardian that a weakening AMOC would increase the number and severity of storms hitting Britain, and bring more heatwaves to Europe.
He said the circulation had already slowed by about 15%, and the impacts were being seen. “In 20 to 30 years it is likely to weaken further, and that will inevitably influence our weather, so we would see an increase in storms and heatwaves in Europe, and sea level rises on the east coast of the US,” he said.
Rahmstorf and scientists from Maynooth University in Ireland and University College London in the UK concluded that the current weakening had not been seen over at least the last 1,000 years, after studying sediments, Greenland ice cores and other proxy data that revealed past weather patterns over that time. The AMOC has only been measured directly since 2004.

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The AMOC is one of the world’s biggest ocean circulation systems, carrying warm surface water from the Gulf of Mexico towards the north Atlantic, where it cools and becomes saltier until it sinks north of Iceland, which in turn pulls more warm water from the Caribbean. This circulation is accompanied by winds that also help to bring mild and wet weather to Ireland, the UK and other parts of western Europe.
Scientists have long predicted a weakening of the AMOC as a result of global heating, and have raised concerns that it could collapse altogether. The new study found that any such point was likely to be decades away, but that continued high greenhouse gas emissions would bring it closer.
Rahmstorf said: “We risk triggering [a tipping point] in this century, and the circulation would spin down within the next century. It is extremely unlikely that we have already triggered it, but if we do not stop global warming, it is increasingly likely that we will trigger it.
“The consequences of this are so massive that even a 10% chance of triggering a breakdown would be an unacceptable risk.”
Research in 2018 also showed a weakening of the AMOC, but the paper in Nature Geoscience says this was unprecedented over the last millennium, a clear indication that human actions are to blame. Scientists have previously said a weakening of the Gulf Stream could cause freezing winters in western Europe and unprecedented changes across the Atlantic.
The AMOC is a large part of the Gulf Stream, often described as the “conveyor belt” that brings warm water from the equator. But the bigger weather system would not break down entirely if the ocean circulation became unstable, because winds also play a key role. The circulation has broken down before, in different circumstances, for instance at the end of the last ice age.
The Gulf Stream is separate from the jet stream that has helped to bring extreme weather to the northern hemisphere in recent weeks, though like the jet stream it is also affected by the rising temperatures in the Arctic. Normally, the very cold temperatures over the Arctic create a polar vortex that keeps a steady jet stream of air currents keeping that cold air in place. But higher temperatures over the Arctic have resulted in a weak and wandering jet stream, which has helped cold weather to spread much further south in some cases, while bringing warmer weather further north in others, contributing to the extremes in weather seen in the UK, Europe and the US in recent weeks.
Similarly, the Gulf Stream is affected by the melting of Arctic ice, which dumps large quantities of cold water to the south of Greenland, disrupting the flow of the AMOC. The impacts of variations in the Gulf Stream are seen over much longer periods than variations in the jet stream, but will also bring more extreme weather as the climate warms.
As well as causing more extreme weather across Europe and the east coast of the US, the weakening of the AMOC could have severe consequences for Atlantic marine ecosystems, disrupting fish populations and other marine life.
Andrew Meijers, the deputy science leader of polar oceans at British Antarctic Survey, who was not involved in the study, said: “The AMOC has a profound influence on global climate, particularly in North America and Europe, so this evidence of an ongoing weakening of the circulation is critical new evidence for the interpretation of future projections of regional and global climate.
“The AMOC is frequently modelled as having a tipping point below some circulation strength, a point at which the relatively stable overturning circulation becomes unstable or even collapses. The ongoing weakening of the overturning means we risk finding that point, which would have profound and likely irreversible impacts on the climate.”
Karsten Haustein, of the Climate Services Center in Germany, also independent of the study, said the US could be at risk of stronger hurricanes as a result of the Gulf Stream’s weakening.
“While the AMOC won’t collapse any time soon, the authors warn that the current could become unstable by the end of this century if warming continues unabated,” he said. “It has already been increasing the risk for stronger hurricanes at the US east coast due to warmer ocean waters, as well as potentially altering circulation patterns over western Europe.”

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Blaming it All on global heating...
these fools can’t help themselves...
obviously there is serious [ sub-oceanic ] volcanic activity all cross the globe, affecting the Temps of the oceans, caused by what? Earth’s magnetic fields are weakening, the sun‘s energy output weakening, allowing more cosmic rays into the Earth, affecting the physics at our core...
 

Melodi

Disaster Cat
What the Powers that Be keep forgetting is that Warming Periods are often followed by a collapse in the North Atlantic Current (due to melting ice - probably) and that brings on much colder weather very quickly.

The Ice Cores show that you can get either a "mini" Ice Age as happened in the 14th century just after the Medieval Warming Period (when even Greenland was colonized by Europeans) or a real Ice Age in as little as three to five years.

My hunch is this is the start of a "Little Ice Age," the crazy weather patterns are looking more and more like the early 14th century at least in Europe. That can include hotter but shorter Summers, with wild winds and storms in the Fall and Spring with Deep Freeze Winter periods.

Not every year is colder (it wasn't in the 14th century either) so it is easy for modern folks with an "Agenda" to manipulate the headlines for a time, but even full-on Ice Ages can have hot Summers in areas without glaciation (even fairy near the IceCaps).

So it isn't just "temperature" that people have to watch out for, it is weather systems, lengths of growing seasons, and an increase in destruction and violent weather any time of the year. This year's weird Polar Vortexes are what is to be expected with an early 14th-century/mini-Ice Age weather pattern warning.
 

TxGal

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New Study Warns: Magnetic Catastrophe that Wiped Out the Neanderthals is Due to Hit Again - Ice Age Now

New Study Warns: Magnetic Catastrophe that Wiped Out the Neanderthals is Due to Hit Again
February 25, 2021 by Robert

Finally! Mainstream science is beginning to catch up with me.
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New Study Warns: Magnetic Catastrophe that Wiped Out the Neanderthals is Due to Hit Again
Robert W. Felix

Finally! Mainstream science is beginning to catch up with me. A new study just published in Science magazine makes it appear that the very thought of a magnetic reversal causing an extinction is a brand new idea. But if you’ve read either of my books; Not by Fire but by Ice or Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps, you know that I’ve been speaking and writing about just such a scenario for more than 20 years.

“New research suggests a polar flip could be catastrophic,” reads the headline on msm.com.

“A global environmental crisis 42,000 years ago,” declares Science magazine.

“Ancient relic points to a turning point in Earth’s story 42,000 years ago,” echoes the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

“Magnetic Madness: Magnetic catastrophe ‘that wiped out Neanderthals’ is due to happen AGAIN, scientists warn,” shouts The Sun.

“Flipping of Poles and Collapse of Earth’s Magnetic Field Led to Neanderthals’ Extinction, Study Says,” enthuses Sputnik News.

And finally, from NPR: “Ancient Trees Show When The Earth’s Magnetic Field Last Flipped Out.”

Whatever the title, each of these articles speaks of the crisis that ensued the last time the Earth’s magnetic poles exchanged places. New research suggests that a magnetic reversal roughly 42,000 years ago caused dramatic changes on Earth and “possibly changed the course of human history.”

The study focused on an extremely old tree found in New Zealand, a kauri tree. Giant kauri trees can live for thousands of years and can end up well preserved in bogs. “The trees themselves are quite unique,” says co-lead author Professor Alan Cooper. “They’re a time capsule in a way that you don’t really get anywhere else in the world.”

“For the first time ever, we have been able to precisely date the timing and environmental impacts of the last magnetic pole switch,” said co-lead author Chris Turney, an earth scientist at the University of New South Wales, in a UNSW statement. “Using the ancient trees we could measure, and date, the spike in atmospheric radiocarbon levels caused by the collapse of Earth’s magnetic field.”

Inside the old kauri tree, which was still growing when “the most recent magnetic pole flip occurred some 42,000 years ago,” the researchers looked for a form of radioactive carbon (carbon-14) created when cosmic rays hit the upper atmosphere. More cosmic rays rain onto our planet when its magnetic field is weak, so carbon-14 levels shoot up. (I don’t agree that it was “the most recent magnetic pole flip.” See more toward the end of this article.)

The tree, with its calendar-like set of rings, took in this carbon-14 (14C) and preserved it. By studying the rings of the long-dead but well-preserved tree, the scientists obtained a detailed record of approximately 1,700 years. They could see exactly when 14C levels rose, when they peaked, and when they fell again.

By creating a precise timeline, the team was able to compare the magnetic field’s weakening to other well-established timelines in archaeological and climate records.

An analysis of the rings suggested that it was a challenging time for all living things on Earth and “hints at dramatic and possibly catastrophic changes that took place in the atmosphere and on the surface of our planet.”

“This record reveals a substantial increase in the carbon-14 content of the atmosphere culminating during the period of weakening magnetic field strength preceding the polarity switch,” the article in Science explains. “The authors modeled the consequences of this event and concluded that the geomagnetic field minimum caused substantial changes in atmospheric ozone concentration that drove synchronous global climate and environmental shifts.”

If the sun went through one of its periodic conniptions (Grand Solar Minimums) when the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field was turned way down, says Cooper, a solar flare or storm would have sent a burst of radiation that could have had massive consequences for people living back then. (It looks like we may be headed into such a Grand Solar Minimum right now.)

With the Earth’s cosmic shield essentially disappearing, it would have driven life on Earth into caves to protect themselves. “We think that the sharp increases in UV levels, particularly during solar flares, would suddenly make caves very valuable shelters,” says Cooper. “This is what we think actually drove them (the Neanderthals) into caves.” Red skies. Possibly lots of lightning. “You would not want to be outside during daylight hours.”

“It must have seemed like the end of days,” Cooper said.

Earth’s magnetic field is vital to all life on the planet because it protects the ozone layer from solar winds, cosmic rays, and harmful radiation. When the field weakens the Earth becomes bathed in ultraviolet radiation and this in turn damages the ozone layer. The scientists believe the magnetic excursion may have even altered the climate and triggered the extinction of many species. (As you know if you’ve ever read ” Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps,” I think the radiation would have also lead to rapid mutations [most of which would have been abject failures]).

“We really think actually there’s quite considerable impacts going on here,” says Cooper. “If you damage the ozone layer, as we’ve found out, you change the way in which the sun’s heat actually impacts the Earth. And as soon as you start doing that, you change weather patterns because wind directions and heating goes AWOL, goes all over the place.”

Until now, scientists have mostly assumed that magnetic field reversals didn’t matter much for life on Earth — although some geologists have noted that die-offs of large mammals seemed to occur in periods when the Earth’s magnetic field was weak.

“From what we know about field strength through time, over the last hundred thousand years,” agrees James Channell, a geologist at the University of Florida, “there does appear to be a linkage between extinctions and low geomagnetic field strength.”

This particular magnetic reversal, known as the Laschamp excursion, is named after lava flows in France. Those lava flows contain bits of iron that basically point the wrong way. Volcanic activity during the Laschamp excursion produced this distinctive iron signature because as the lava cooled through the Curie temperature it locked the bits of iron in place. Iron molecules embedded in sediments around the world also captured a record of this excursion.

“The Laschamps Excursion was the last time the magnetic poles flipped,” explained Professor Turney. “They swapped places for about 800 years before changing their minds and swapping back again.” (Again, I don’t agree that it was “the last time the magnetic poles flipped.”)

“Even though it (the excursion) was short, the North Pole did wander across North America, right out towards New York, actually, and then back again across to Oregon,” says Alan Cooper, an evolutionary biologist with Blue Sky Genetics and the South Australian Museum. Cooper explains that the North Pole “then zoomed down through the Pacific really fast to Antarctica and hung out there for about 400 years and then shot back up through the Indian Ocean to the North Pole again.”

During that time, the Earth’s magnetic-field strength weakened to as low as about 6% of its strength today, says Cooper.

“We essentially had no magnetic field at all – our cosmic radiation shield was totally gone,” agreed Professor Turney

During the magnetic-field breakdown, the Sun experienced several ‘Grand Solar Minima’ (GSM), which are long-term periods of quiet solar activity.

Even though a GSM means less activity on the Sun’s surface, the weakening of its magnetic field can mean more space weather – like solar flares and galactic cosmic rays – could head Earth’s way.

“Unfiltered radiation from space ripped apart air particles in Earth’s atmosphere, separating electrons and emitting light – a process called ionisation,” Prof. Turney added.

“The ionised air ‘fried’ the Ozone layer, triggering a ripple of climate change across the globe.”

Although it’s difficult to draw clear links among all these various events at this stage, said Cooper, “I think that’s always true when you’re putting forward such a radical new theory.” (No, it’s not a radical “new” theory. I proposed this same theory in both “Not by Fire but by Ice” and “Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps.”



Earth Magnetic Pole Shift – Image Credit: The SunHow does this all of this apply to today?

Because we may well be headed for a magnetic reversal right now.

The Earth’s magnetic poles are known to wander often, but some scientists are concerned about how rapidly the north magnetic pole is now moving across the Northern Hemisphere.

“This speed – alongside the weakening of Earth’s magnetic field by around nine per cent in the past 170 years – could indicate an upcoming reversal,” says Cooper.

“If a similar event happened today,” says Cooper,” the consequences would be huge for modern society. Incoming cosmic radiation would destroy our electric power grids and satellite networks.”

“We urgently need to get carbon emissions down before such a random event happens again,” Cooper warned. (What a silly statement. Carbon emissions have nothing to do with carbon-14.)

And some scientists with the British Geological Survey also believe that a magnetic reversal could be due.

Just for the record

Just for the record, both Not by Fire but by Ice and Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps describe spikes in radioactive 14C at magnetic reversals. Both books also link those spikes, not only to extinctions, but to evolutionary leaps.



Both books also document three other well-known magnetic excursions that have attacked our planet since the Lashamp event. Most notably the Gothenburg excursion of 12,500 years ago, the Mono Lake excursion of 23,000 years ago, and the Lake Mungo excursion of 34,000 years ago. Each of those excursions corresponded with huge extinctions, spikes in radioactivity bathing the planet, Noah’s-deluge-type floods, sharp increases in volcanic and earthquake activity, and an rapid and severe ice build-up. (An incredible 72% of large mammal species went extinct at the Gothenburg magnetic excursion.)

Note:

I have previously posted a few not-so-pleasant articles about Professor Turney. I really resent that he and the other academicians are trying to take credit for “a radical new theory.”

Professor trapped in ice trying to ‘hide/disguise’ his involvement with Carbonscape?
According to reader Jeremy Poynton, Prof Turney decided to ‘hide/disguise’ his direct involvement
Professor trapped in ice trying to ‘hide/disguise’ his involvement with Carbonscape?
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Professor trapped in Antarctic ice “trying to get rich off AGW hysteria”?
“Turney has a carbon something or other company trying to get rich off the AGW hysteria – Carbonscape.com,” says reader
Professor trapped in Antarctic ice "trying to get rich off AGW hysteria"?
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Icebreaker now also stuck in the ice – Video
“Chris Turney, the leader of the expedition, is a professor of climate change at the University of New South Wales,” says CFact. “He rounded up a few dozen pals, chartered a Russian ship, and set off on a taxpayer funded junket to Antarctica.”
Icebreaker now also stuck in the ice - Video
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Ship stuck in Antarctic ice arrives in New Zealand
Research ship that expected to help prove global warming but instead became stranded in heavy ice in Antarctica on Christmas Eve – The Akademik Shokalskiy – finally sailed into a New Zealand harbor on Tuesday morning.
Ship stuck in Antarctic ice arrives in New Zealand

Thanks to Doctor Klaus Kaiser, Zebedee, Nathan Brazil for many of the above links
 

TxGal

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"Swings Between Extremes" Muddles the Seasons in Europe, as Heavy Snow Disrupts the Water Supply in Japan - Electroverse



“SWINGS BETWEEN EXTREMES” MUDDLES THE SEASONS IN EUROPE, AS HEAVY SNOW DISRUPTS THE WATER SUPPLY IN JAPAN
FEBRUARY 26, 2021 CAP ALLON

The COLD TIMES are returning.

Society is teetering.

Take back your food security — grow your own.

“SWINGS BETWEEN EXTREMES” MUDDLES THE SEASONS IN EUROPE

Overall, Europe is suffering a colder-than-average winter season –by some margin– but it has also been a winter punctuated by brief spells of out-of-season warmth: see Grand Solar Minimum and the Swings Between Extremes.

Last week, Germany registered its biggest temperature swing since records began: an increase of 41.9 degrees Celsius in just seven days.

As reported by perthnow.com.au, climate researchers at the German Weather Service (DWD) said the country had never before experienced a swing this pronounced. In the central German city of Goettingen, a low of -23.8C (-10.8F) was recorded on Feb. 14, and then just a week later, on Feb. 21, the city registered a high of 18.1C (64.6F).

The previous record had been set in May, 1880 — back then, a temperature rise of 41C had been measured within seven days, said a DWD spokesperson. Note: 1880 occurred during solar minimum of cycle 11, at the start of the Centennial Minimum; the year also lands at the beginning of the “proposed” date of industrial revolution–it would appear not much has changed since then. I say “proposed” because the industrial revolution actually occurred between 1760 and 1840; however, these dates do not fit with the historical temperature charts, whereas 1880 does — this year, as highlighted by the vertical gray line in the below chart, received the lowest solar output since the Dalton Minimum (1790-1830)–in other words, it was only ever up from here.


Historical Total Solar Irradiance Reconstruction, Time Series [climate.nasa.gov]. Note the vertical line indicating the year 1880, and also note the lull in activity during the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715) and the Dalton Minimum (1790-1830).

The NASA chart reveals that Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) was on the rise from exactly 1880 until around 2000 — this 120+ years of cumulatively building solar output became so active and so sunspot-productive that it was designated as a Grand Solar MAXIMUM –the strongest maxima of the past 4,000 years, no less– and in turn –surprise-surprise– global average temperatures rose with it.

See: Analyses Reveals Solar Activity Controls Climate Change

As we enter March, a return back to those extreme cold conditions is once again on the cards. Looking at the latest GFS run (shown below), central Europe’s 5-days of unseasonable late-Feb warmth will subside today, Feb. 26, to be replaced by fluctuating temps during the first few days of March before yet another blast of Arctic air is funneled anomalously-far south (by a meridional jet stream flow) starting March 5:


GFS 2m Temp Anomalies for March 7 [tropicaltidbits.com]

In addition, the mass of polar air that has lingered over northern Asia since mid-December (peeking in top right) threatens to spread westwards as March progresses — this development would seriously impact spring growing regions across the European continent.

The lingering polar mass has already delivered Siberia is coldest winter in decades, and, most recently, has blasted western Russia with a “snowpocalypse”:


AFP: a Russian police officer talks to a woman on a huge pile of snow collected from the Red Square at Moscow’s Vasilyevsky Spusk after heavy snowfall in late Feb, 2020.

As reported by themoscowtimes.com, a record-breaking blizzard left 30,000 people without electricity in Chelyabinsk over the past few days, with 12 additional districts declaring a state of emergency. In St. Petersburg, the heavy pow-pow prompted a 1,000-strong clearing crew to clean up the streets. While in the republic of Dagestan, local farmers had to to dig their cows out of deep snowdrifts (0:30 in the below MT video).

View: https://youtu.be/URxvT6bBVEg
Run time is 1:22

HEAVY SNOW DISRUPTS WATER SUPPLY IN JAPAN

In other news, heavy snowfall continues to bury large parts of Japan this week, disrupting both traffic and the water supply.

The below video is published by Nippon TV News 24 Japan on YouTube, and it focuses on Japan’s second-largest city, Hokkaido:

View: https://youtu.be/Bjb09aG2uXk
Run time is 0:57

Japan’s heavy snow is contributing to the Northern Hemisphere’s Total Snow Mass, which currently stands at some 700 Gigatons above the 1982-2012 average:


Enjoy your weekend.

I’m off to “prick out” 300+ beefsteak tomato transplants!

How are you preparing?

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.





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

northern watch

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Gulf Stream current is now at its weakest in over 1,000 years
Scott Sutherland
Meteorologist/Science Writer
The Weather Network

Thursday, February 25th 2021, 11:50 am - Climate change is causing currents in the North Atlantic to slow, and new research shows just how unprecedented this change is.

New research has revealed that the recent slowdown of the Gulf Stream current and the entire 'North Atlantic conveyor belt' is unprecedented in more than a millennium.

The Gulf Stream is one of the most important currents of water in all of the world's oceans. It is a warm flow of surface water that runs along the southeast coast of the United States and out into the Atlantic, where it then joins up with the North Atlantic Current to flow past Europe. This current has helped keep the Northern Hemisphere's climate relatively warm, especially in regions of northwestern Europe. It is estimated that the Gulf Stream and the larger Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) control roughly one-quarter of the heat transfer in the Northern Hemisphere.

"The Gulf Stream System works like a giant conveyor belt, carrying warm surface water from the equator up north and sending cold, low-salinity deep water back down south. It moves nearly 20 million cubic meters of water per second, almost a hundred times the Amazon flow," Stefan Rahmstorf, one of the authors of a new study published this week in Nature Geoscience, said in a press release from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

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This diagram shows a cross-section view of the North Atlantic Ocean, with the warm surface ocean currents (the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic Current (NAC), in red) and the cold, deep current (the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC), in blue). Credit: Bell/White/CSIRO, Buckley/Marshall/Reviews of Geophysics, NOAA

In the past decade, climate models have predicted that a slowdown in the AMOC was possible due to global warming.

Climate studies have revealed evidence that the slowdown has been happening for several decades now and that it appears to be getting worse.

This new study gathered together data going back roughly 1,600 years to put these recent changes into perspective. While direct observations of the AMOC only became available starting in 2004, 'proxy' data — such as sediment grain sizes revealing the changes in deep-sea currents — goes back much further. By combining multiple sets of proxy data, the researchers, led by Levke Caesar of the Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units (ICARUS) at Maynooth University and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), found that the current slowdown in the AMOC is unprecedented in at least the last 1,000 years.

"For the first time, we have combined a range of previous studies and found they provide a consistent picture of the AMOC evolution over the past 1,600 years. The study results suggest that it has been relatively stable until the late 19th century," Rahmstorf explained. "With the end of the little ice age in about 1850, the ocean currents began to decline, with a second, more drastic decline following since the mid-20th century."

Several studies of the AMOC have already linked this slowdown to human-caused global warming.

The entire ocean circulation in the North Atlantic runs on the differences in temperature and salt-content (salinity) of the water. Warm, salty surface water flows from the tropics to the Arctic. There, it will have cooled to the point where it becomes denser than the water around it and subsequently sinks. This draws in more water to 'fill the gap', thus driving the surface half of the conveyor. Meanwhile, the cold, dense water that sank then flows along the deep ocean back towards the south.

Increased rainfall amounts and the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, both caused by warming global temperatures, are adding more freshwater into the ocean's surface. This dilutes the salt content of the water, making it less dense. So, when it arrives in the north, the water takes longer to sink. As a result, the entire circulation slows down.

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This graphic shows the AMOC superimposed on a map of average global temperatures from 2014-2018. The development of the 'cold blob' in the North Atlantic has been linked to the slowdown of the AMOC. Credits: AMOC taken from Stephan Rahmstorf (Nature, 1997, CC BY-SA 4.0), Background temperature map from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

A slower Gulf Stream and AMOC will likely have serious consequences all around the Atlantic Basin. It has already been implicated in the appearance of the North Atlantic 'cold blob', as shown in the graphic above. The change in heat flow to the north could also lead to more extreme winter weather events in northern Europe. Additionally, slower currents would result in a rapid rise in sea levels along the east coast of the United States.

"The northward surface flow of the AMOC leads to a deflection of water masses to the right, away from the U.S. east coast.

This is due to Earth's rotation that diverts moving objects such as currents to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere. As the current slows down, this effect weakens and more water can pile up at the U.S. east coast, leading to an enhanced sea level rise," Caesar explained in the PIK press release.

The Gulf Stream and AMOC are just one part of the global thermohaline circulation, which transports heat and salt-content throughout the world's oceans. Thus, a slowdown in the North Atlantic conveyor could have even farther-reaching impacts.
"If we continue to drive global warming, the Gulf Stream System will weaken further — by 34 to 45 per cent by 2100, according to the latest generation of climate models," Rahmstorf added.

"This could bring us dangerously close to the tipping point at which the flow becomes unstable."

The Weather Network - Gulf Stream current is now at its weakest in over 1,000 years
 
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northern watch

Has No Life - Lives on TB
What the Powers that Be keep forgetting is that Warming Periods are often followed by a collapse in the North Atlantic Current (due to melting ice - probably) and that brings on much colder weather very quickly.

The Ice Cores show that you can get either a "mini" Ice Age as happened in the 14th century just after the Medieval Warming Period (when even Greenland was colonized by Europeans) or a real Ice Age in as little as three to five years.

My hunch is this is the start of a "Little Ice Age," the crazy weather patterns are looking more and more like the early 14th century at least in Europe. That can include hotter but shorter Summers, with wild winds and storms in the Fall and Spring with Deep Freeze Winter periods.

Not every year is colder (it wasn't in the 14th century either) so it is easy for modern folks with an "Agenda" to manipulate the headlines for a time, but even full-on Ice Ages can have hot Summers in areas without glaciation (even fairy near the IceCaps).

So it isn't just "temperature" that people have to watch out for, it is weather systems, lengths of growing seasons, and an increase in destruction and violent weather any time of the year. This year's weird Polar Vortexes are what is to be expected with an early 14th-century/mini-Ice Age weather pattern warning.
Thanks Melodi for your post
 
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TxGal

Day by day
I don't think this is a dup:

Texas 'deep freeze': Urgent climate warning - but not how you think -- Science & Technology -- Sott.net

Texas 'deep freeze': Urgent climate warning - but not how you think

F. William Engdahl
New Eastern Outlook
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00 UTC

windmills

In the unfolding extreme winter tragedy in Texas as well as many other regions of the United States not prepared for severe winter weather, a notable point is that much of the vast windmill batteries across the state, supposed to generate 25% of the state electric power grid, have frozen and are largely useless. The recent severe winter weather across not only the continental USA but also large parts of the EU, and even the Middle East, warrants a closer look at a subject that has been too long ignored by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, as well as by a new group of academics known as Climate Scientists. That is, the influence of our sun on global climate.

Cold Climate Change

On February 14 a record Arctic cold front swept from Canada far south to the southernmost parts of Texas on the Mexican border. The immediate impact has been power outages for up to 15 million Texans who as of February 17 remained without heat and electricity, as almost half the wind units were frozen and inoperable from ice storms, many permanently. Texas over the past five years has doubled its share of wind generation to the grid in a rush to adopt a green energy profile. With some 25% of the state electric grid from wind sources, almost half that is out of commission, many permanently, from the storm.

Tyler, Texas, once known as the "Rose Capital of America," saw temperatures of near -20 C. Gas processing plants across Texas are shutting as liquids freeze inside pipes further reducing power just as demand for heating fuel explodes. Heating fuel prices in Oklahoma jumped 4000% in two days and are rising. Wholesale prices for delivery in Texas are trading as much as $9000 per mega-watt hour. Two days before the storms price was $30. In a summer peak demand, a price of $100 is considered high.

Reduced gas supplies from Texas to Mexican power companies have led to blackouts in northern Mexico, with almost 5 million households and businesses left without power on February 15.

The Green Energy Fallacy

In addition US oil production, centered in Texas, has plunged by a third, and more than 20 Gulf Coast oil refineries are blocked as are grain barge shipments along the Mississippi River. Several analysts of the deregulated Texas grid model point out that had the state maintained a "reliable emergency backup" such as is possible with nuclear or coal power, the blackout could have been averted. Recently Texas has forced six coal power plants to close since 2018, owing to state rules that force power companies to take the subsidized wind and solar power, undercutting the cost of their own coal generation. It simply forced them to shut down functioning coal plants that generated 3.9 GW. Had those still been on line, sources say the blackouts could easily have been averted. Unlike current wind technology or solar, coal and nuclear plants can store up to a month or more capacity on site for power emergencies.

While in northern states like Minnesota where severe winters are common and prepared for, Texas has no such requirements for reserve capacity. For example, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission requires plants to have enough reserve capacity online to ensure the power stays on during extreme circumstances. Instead, Texas operates an "energy-only" market, where wholesale power prices are seen as an adequate incentive to bring more power plants online. The aim of the energy only model was to make intermittent wind and solar more profitable to increase their market share over conventional alternatives like coal or nuclear.

The state grid model forced Texas coal and nuclear plants to sell electricity at a loss on the market because they are unable to reduce their electricity output when high wind and solar output force prices into the red. Ultimately, it forced the unnecessary closing of the six coal plants, just what the green energy advocates wanted. The flaws in the model are glaring, as is the growing dependence on unreliable wind and solar options to get a dubious zero carbon footprint.

Grand Solar Minimum?

However there is a far more alarming lesson to come out of the Texas disaster. That states like Texas and countries across the globe are mandating trillions of dollars investment in Green Energy to create the UN 2030 goal of Net Zero Carbon by 2050, by turning to manifestly unreliable solar and wind to replace oil, gas and coal power, and even carbon-free nuclear power, is the opposite of what we need if solar cycle analysis is accurate. That flaw has roots in a several-decade campaign by the UN IPCC and political figures such as Al Gore and a lobby of scientists whose careers depend on ignoring the greatest factor affecting Earth Climate and climate change, one which is definitely real — solar cycles.

Unlike the computer models of the climate scientists which project a linear rise in Earth temperature as "manmade" emissions of CO2 rise, the unproven "Greenhouse Effect," Earth temperature and climate changes are non-linear. They have been proven, going back several thousand years, to be cyclical. And CO2 emissions to not drive the cycles. If this is so, we as a human species could well be implementing policies which will leave great parts of our world totally unprepared and vulnerable to far worse and more prolonged climate changes than the recent disaster in Texas.

According to the US NASA, the planet just entered into a new solar cycle. They predict that the current 11 year solar cycle, known as Cycle 25, which began in 2020, "will be the weakest of the last 200 years." If so that would put it in the time of what is known as the Dalton Minimum which went roughly from 1790 to 1830.

Sunspots or dark spots on the sun surface that are usually accompanied by huge magnetic energy flares out of the sun, have been measured daily since the process was begun at a Zurich, Switzerland observatory in 1749. It was noted that the number of sunspots or solar activity rose and fell in roughly 11 year cycles. Recent research has also identified more complex longer cycles of around 200 years period, and 370-400 years. Solar physicists have numbered the 11 year cycles beginning from 1749, giving us from mid-2020 the onset of Solar Cycle 25.

In 2018 a group of solar physicists and mathematicians led by Prof. Valentina Zharkova at Northumbria University in the UK, developed a complex model based on the observed role of the solar background magnetic field in defining solar activity. They could predict that the next Solar Minimum which began in 2020, would approximate the most extreme recent period of solar minimum, the so-called Maunder Minimum, which went from 1645 to 1710. That was termed a Grand Solar Minimum, a prolonged period of extremely low solar activity, and began about 370 years ago.

Zharkova's group has linked the present minima to a drastic falloff in the sun's internal magnetic field, a roughly 70% downswing in magnetic field intensity from its average value, arising from regular variations in behavior of the very hot plasma powering our sun. In other words we could be at the early phase of drastic changes in Earth climate lasting several decades. Zharkova's research predicts that this Grand Solar Minimum period started in 2020, and expects it to last until about 2053.

During the Maunder Minimum volcanic eruptions sending tons of ash high into the atmosphere created dense grey clouds that further blocked solar radiation. Volcanic activity and solar minimum phases are well correlated, believed to come from intensified penetration of cosmic rays on the Earth atmosphere that force greater eruptions.

During the Maunder Minimum, known in the Northern Hemisphere as the "Little Ice Age," the temperatures across much of the northern hemisphere plunged. According to Zharkova this likely occurred because the total solar irradiance was greatly reduced, leading to severe winters.

A far milder Grand Solar Minimum, called the Dalton Minimum, from about 1790 to 1830, while less extreme than the Maunder period, led to a series of huge volcanic eruptions between 1812-1815 culminating on the record eruption in Indonesia of Mount Tambora, the world's largest volcanic eruption during historic times. It in turn created so much cloud density from ash that 1816 was known in Europe as The Year Without a Summer.

The cold temperatures saw snow in New York in summer of 1816. Crops across North America and Europe failed in what has been called, "the last great subsistence crisis in the Western world." In China in 1816 there was a massive famine. Floods destroyed crops. The monsoon season was disrupted, resulting in overwhelming floods in the Yangtze Valley. In India, the delayed summer monsoon caused late torrential rains that aggravated the spread of cholera from a region near the Ganges in Bengal to as far as Moscow.

Volcanic eruptions are in a recent uptick since eruption of two huge volcanoes in November 2020 in Indonesia at Lewotolo and Semeru, as the present Grand Solar Minimum began, tied to the solar-related drop in the magnetosphere, and the stronger influx of solar cosmic radiation penetrating silica-rich magma of the volcanoes.

As Sacha Dobler author of Solar Behavior notes, "As far as temperature is concerned, what is crucial is not the energy that leaves the sun, but how much of this energy is blocked by clouds and how much reaches the Earth's surface, and how much is reflected back into space by ice and snow." Higher cosmic ray penetration of the atmosphere during solar minima adds to cloud nucleation as do volcanic eruptions. Dobler adds, "In a Grand Solar Minimum, cosmic rays trigger larger flash floods, hailstorms and - due to jet stream disturbance and mixing of atmospheric layers - local long-duration precipitation events... Due to the shifting jet streams and changing wind patterns, singular heat waves and more wild fires are expected." In short we can expect unstable, irregular weather events over the coming decade to three decades if solar physicists such as Zharkova are right.

Changing Jet Stream

A significant effect of a major or Grand Solar Minimum we are now entering is changes in the position of our Jet Stream. In periods of high solar activity the jet stream forms a relatively stable belt around the Northern Hemisphere on the level of southern Canada and Siberia, keeping severe winter cold contained. In solar minima such as now, the Jet Stream, instead of forming a stable ring, becomes highly irregular or wavy. That is what allowed the unprecedented Arctic cold as far south as Texas. This irregular and weak Jet Stream allows severe cold and snowfall in some areas and unusual warm pockets in places like Siberia, as well as unusually warm and dry or wet periods. As we advance deeper into the present Grand Solar Minimum by 2030 or so, physicists expect this "extreme" weather change to intensify.

The sun is by orders of magnitude the most influential force affecting Earth climate and its climate changes. Unfortunately for mankind the prevailing group of climate scientists endorsing the narrow untested CO2 manmade global warming hypothesis do not model any effect of changing solar radiation on our climate. The IPCC dismisses the sun as an irrelevant factor, something that is proving extremely dangerous.

Could it be that the Powers That Be behind the likes of Bill Gates or Klaus Schwab know well the coming solar minimum and the fact that this one is likely to be as bad or worse than the 1790-1830 Dalton Minimum? Does this explain their selection of the period 2030 to 2050 in the target for UN Agenda 2030? If the world is spending trillions and diverting precious resources to prepare for "zero carbon," while the worst solar effects of the past 200 years or more unfold in events such as Texas and other parts of the world experience, it would be a diabolical way to accelerate their population reduction agenda as the world is caught unprepared for severe crop failure and mass famine.
F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine "New Eastern Outlook".
Comment: The debacle in Texas has been a useful 'test case' and point of departure from which to see where all this is going:
 

jed turtle

a brother in the Lord
Perhaps it is time to publicly haul out the short list of the culprits behind the plan to depopulate the Earth via “vaccines” and “”Green” energy and call for their arrest and punishment.
 

desertvet2

Veteran Member
...and pharoah only needed seven years worth of stocks to help his people survive what was coming....

I wonder what it would take to store that much for everybody...lol. dont see that happening.
 

Martinhouse

Veteran Member
Is it even possible to produce enough to feed the present population of Earth for seven years? Is there even one country nowadays that is run efficiently and honestly enough to provide that for just their own population?
 

TxGal

Day by day
Adapt 2030 has a new podcast out:

More Infrastructure Goes Down Across the Globe - YouTube

More Infrastructure Goes Down Across the Globe
11,943 views • Feb 26, 2021

View: https://youtu.be/v0kVu7OZR1U
Run time is 8:07

Synopsis provided:

Unbelievably more infrastructure going down across the planet, Japan pipes collapse due to a six foot plus snowstorm cutting off water on Hokkaido. Europe's longest bridge closed due to too much snow fall. Oil prices up and exodus from the cities expected to continue for the next 24 months.
 

TxGal

Day by day
The Oppenheimer Ranch Project has two new podcasts out, here's the first:

Natural Gas To Explode In Price as Etna Does It In Step! - It's All Your Fault! Etna's 8th Paroxysm - YouTube

Natural Gas To Explode In Price as Etna Does It In Step! - It's All Your Fault! Etna's 8th Paroxysm
6,123 views • Premiered 8 hours ago

View: https://youtu.be/6Wh3HEt1wDI
Run time is 18:44

Synopsis provided:

Natural gas price shocks will be felt in Minnesota http://bit.ly/3ktGCKP
Reports warned Texas wasn't ready for cold weather 10 years ago http://bit.ly/3szxp6y
Cold weather to blame for fewer birds, bluebirds http://bit.ly/3dPM8Wy
GFS Model Total Snow US http://bit.ly/37ROcJP
Multi-Day Heavy Rain in the Mid-South; Strong Winds and Lingering Snow in the West https://www.weather.gov/
MONSTER ARCTIC FRONT ENGULFS ASIA AND CANADA, AS EUROPE’S LONGEST BRIDGE IS CLOSED DUE TO SNOW https://bit.ly/2O1031g
N. HEMISPHERE SNOW MASS JUMPS TO 700 GIGATONS ABOVE 1982-2012 AVERAGE + ARCTIC SEA ICE SEES EXPONENTIAL GAINS + ICELAND VOLCANOES STIR http://bit.ly/37Tf3oV
Northern Hemisphere Snowmass http://bit.ly/2lAFomU
Arctic Sea Ice Volume https://bit.ly/3q01pq8
Germany registers greatest temperature change since records began in 1880 http://bit.ly/3swr6jR
Latest earthquakes in or near Iceland today, past 24 hours, Friday, 26 Feb 2021 http://bit.ly/3r17vrU
Reykjanes and Krýsuvík volcanoes updates on 26-February-2021 at 15:37 UTC https://icelandgeology.net/
Mount Etna puts on its latest spectacular show http://yhoo.it/37PObq4
Worldwide Volcano News http://bit.ly/2v9JJhO
Blaming a wiggly jet stream on climate change? Not so fast http://bit.ly/3dYWaEO
CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online http://bbc.in/3bEK29o
Venetian Blue Beads Found in Alaska Predate Arrival of Columbus http://bit.ly/37Ut1XP
Petrified tree up to 20 million years old found intact in Lesbos http://cnn.it/3aVXqH5
A Major Ocean Current May Be Hurtling Towards Collapse https://bit.ly/3b0EkzH
Gulf Stream System at its weakest in over a millennium https://bit.ly/3sAp02m
and more
 

TxGal

Day by day
Here's the other new one from Oppenheimer:

The Gulf Stream (AMOC) Is Hurtling Towards Collapse - What Is Causing It - What Will Happen & When? - YouTube

The Gulf Stream (AMOC) Is Hurtling Towards Collapse - What Is Causing It - What Will Happen & When?
4,220 views • Premiered 10 hours ago

View: https://youtu.be/biodOkiSM_4
Run time is 9:26

Synopsis provided:

A Major Ocean Current May Be Hurtling Towards Collapse http://bit.ly/3b0EkzH
Shutdown of thermohaline circulation http://bit.ly/3dLnwOS
Record-high Arctic freshwater will flow to Labrador Sea, affecting local and global oceans http://bit.ly/3sAoDVw
Climate change: West Antarctica's Getz glaciers flowing faster http://bbc.in/2ZXUZgV
Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet http://bit.ly/3aZylLy
Newly discovered Greenland plume drives thermal activities in the Arctic http://bit.ly/3r68Nly
Gulf Stream System at its weakest in over a millennium http://bit.ly/3sAp02m
There's a Chance the North Atlantic Current Will Shut Down Temporarily in the Next 100 Years http://bit.ly/3sxB44u
Could the Atlantic Overturning Circulation ‘shut down’? http://bit.ly/3uBikTw
The 8k event: cause and consequences of a major Holocene abrupt climate change http://bit.ly/3uCjApK
Holocene Proxy Data Graph https://curryja.files.wordpress.com/2...
5 Great Years Overlay https://curryja.files.wordpress.com/2...
 

TxGal

Day by day
Very quiet out there in GSM news this morning, but that's not too unusual for a Sunday. I'm checking out crop loss information at the moment:

Texas farmers suffer heavy vegetable and citrus crop losses (freshfruitportal.com)

Texas farmers suffer heavy vegetable and citrus crop losses
February 23 , 2021



After a week of freezing temperatures, vegetable and citrus farmers across the state are assessing the damage, with widespread losses expected.

“It’s down, it’s beat, it’s withered, and it’s falling apart,” Dante Galeazzi, President and CEO of Texas International Produce Association told news organization Valley Central.

Last weekend, the Texas Citrus Mutual, reported losing 55% of grapefruit crops because of the arctic blast, with citrus industry losses estimated to be at least $300 million.

Out of more than 40 vegetable crops grown in the southern Rio Grande Valley, only three are hopeful to survive, onions, cabbage, and potatoes.

“It’s going to be a tough decision for them to decide. Do they go in and try and salvage a little bit or do they just put it all to plow?” said Galeazzi.

Farmers said it is too late to replant most crops, so they are looking at a second straight spring, where they are unable to harvest.

Prices likely to rise for consumers

Little Bear Produce in Edinburg grows, packs, and ships produce, normally it would be peak season. Now, they are plowing over damaged crops and said that more than 700 jobs are now in jeopardy.

“Those folks are suffering too through this time because now the work has dried up,” Bret Erickson, Director of Business Development, Little Bear Produce, was quoted as saying. “That’s their livelihood, and that’s how they put food on the table, and pay their bills. So, this hurts everybody in the community.”

Erickson said they are replanting what they can, Valley Central reported.

“Ultimately mother nature is going to dictate whether you’ve had a successful season or not, but we're resilient and we will most certainly come back stronger,” said Erickson.

The loss does not only economically impact farmers, but the general public too.

“As a consumer, you can expect that your fruit and vegetables are probably going to be a little more expensive over the next six to eight weeks, especially until we have supply from the next growing region,” said Galeazzi.

'Devastating' to have crops destroyed

Meanwhile, Sara Srubar from Srubar Farms said that more than 80 percent of her winter crop froze, Alice Echo-News Journal reports.

"The crops did okay the first part of the intense freeze from Sunday through Tuesday but for some reason, the last two days which were not as cold did them in," Srubar said.

Srubar Farms cultivates five to eight acres of land to grow produce and sells products throughout the Coastal Bend at the farmers' markets in Alice, Corpus Christi and Rockport. They grow 25 different vegetable varieties though only five survived after the winter storm: broccoli, brussels sprouts, red cabbage, carrots and beet crops.

"There is now a waiting period for the soil to warm up to start planting again in mid to late March," Srubar added. "There's going to be a lull because the young winter crops would have been producing throughout the spring and early summer."

"It's devastating to put all this work into something and have it destroyed, but what can you do?"

At F Stop Farm in Manor, that was everything. "We won't have harvestable produce for four weeks," farmer Ryan Farnau told Austin 360 on Sunday. "It's going to be tough. We're going to have to reset."

'A new way' needed of supporting local farmers

Erin Flynn, co-owner of Green Gate Farms, which has two properties - one in Bastrop and one in East Austin - said in a blog post on Thursday: "We had done everything right."

"We bought our supplies and seeds early as we anticipated COVID-induced scarcities, worked overtime prepping fields and planting, then spent countless hours preparing for the storm by covering, watering and mulching. We were as ready as you can be," he said.

But without crop insurance, the farmers are the ones who take the hit. To add more layers of protection for farmers, Flynn wants to see food hubs, preservation laws that protect farmland, farmer education funding, loan forgiveness for students who choose to be farmers, and mentoring programs for new farmers.

Without much produce to sell at markets, many farmers won't have income as they try to restart their crops. Some of them have community-supported agriculture programs, whose members paid for boxes that the farmers now won't be able to fill.

Farmers are left asking customers again to support them by buying their crops in the future.

"What we really need is a whole new way of supporting local farmers," Flynn said.

Photo credit: Green Gate Farms
 

TxGal

Day by day
Citrus future uncertain in Texas after winter storm Uri | AgriLife Today (tamu.edu)

Future uncertain for Texas citrus, other fruit/vegetable production
Initial losses from Uri could be ‘tip of iceberg’ for long-term impact
FEBRUARY 23, 2021

Early estimates from three top South Texas citrus-producing counties indicate the state will suffer significant citrus crop losses due to the recent ice storm and freezing weather.

citrus trees like this one were left with their fruit laying on the ground

Citrus trees like this one in a Texas orchard were damaged by freezing weather. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

Initial estimates from Texas Citrus Mutual based on crop loss information provided by Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties have put total citrus industry losses at no less than $300 million.

“Rio Grande Valley producers had already harvested about 80% of their orange crop and about 67% of their grapefruit crop before the storm, but what remained was all lost,” said Juan Anciso, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist based in Weslaco. “We also saw significant losses on a number of both cold- and warm-season vegetable crops.”

Anciso said Winter Storm Uri was much worse than the freezes of 2004 and 2011 that damaged some South Texas crops and rivaled the 1989 freeze, considered Texas’ second-strongest freeze since 1899.

The squeeze on citrus

Anciso said not only this year’s crop was affected, but many producers will lose the next citrus crop as well.

“Most of the citrus crop in the Rio Grande Valley comes in from September through May, so we can expect little to no citrus production during the 2021-2022 season as well,” he said. “This is due to the long-term damage that has been done as a result of the ice storm, which resulted in numerous trees dying or being seriously damaged.”

Anciso said while this may impact grapefruit availability and prices during the next citrus harvest, it probably will not have a large impact on orange prices as those are primarily grown in Florida and California.

“However, the 200 or so acres of lemons and limes produced down here were pretty much completely destroyed, because those plants are much more sensitive to cold weather than other citrus plants,” he said. “So those producers will have to decide whether or not to replant them. Plus, it will be another three to five years before those new plants can produce any fruit.”

Rio Grande Valley vegetable crops also affected

Anciso also noted a number of vegetable crops were negatively impacted by the winter storm.

“A lot of cool-season vegetable crops such as leafy greens, especially Swiss chard, as well as beets, cabbage and celery, were also lost,” he said. “We also had some warm-season crops, which we planted early for an early harvest, devastated by the weather.”

Anciso said these warm-season crops included potatoes, which were planted for harvest from mid-March to the end of April, and watermelons, which were planted for harvest from mid-April to early June.

He said more information on total crop losses for the Rio Grande Valley is being compiled from AgriLife Extension agents and others familiar with that area’s agricultural production and will be forthcoming.

“However, what we still won’t know is the overall impact of the winter storm and hard freeze on the future of fruit and vegetable production in the RGV,” he said. “The weather killed or badly damaged a large number of plants, and only time will tell how many of them will survive and be able to produce again.”

Impact on other Texas fruit production

According to Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist based in Uvalde, the future of fruit production for the Hill Country and Texas Winter Garden areas is another “hurry-up-and-wait situation.”


Peach orchard in Central Texas covered in snow from Winter Storm Uri. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

“Right now, it looks like there has been some crown damage on the strawberry plants in this area and there have been some losses, but if the weather holds, those losses shouldn’t be too great overall,” he said. “And as far as the area’s peaches, plums, apples, pears, grapes and other fruits are concerned, we can probably expect a lower yield as a longer-term result of the damage inflicted by this extended cold spell.”

Stein also said fruit trees blooming in the coming months may not be a sure sign they will produce.

“Where there are totally dormant buds, the plants will probably be okay,” he said. “However, there may still be some latent damage to the plant that will cause the fruit not to set. It may be that some plants leaf out well only to die back later due to severe damage to the vascular system. Unfortunately, the effects of the 2021 freeze may linger for years.”
 

raven

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...and pharoah only needed seven years worth of stocks to help his people survive what was coming....

I wonder what it would take to store that much for everybody...lol. dont see that happening.
he only needed 7 years of stored grain in order to enslave the known world
and the people of that time knew all about survival in harsh conditions
 

TxGal

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Predicting and planning for the next polar vortex? - Ice Age Now

Predicting and planning for the next polar vortex?
February 28, 2021 by Robert

‘Texans were clearly not prepared by their federal, state or local governments, or even their local news media outlets, let alone ERCOT, for the magnitude of this polar storm…”

“We’ve spent billions on wind turbines and solar panels that were useless when people most needed electricity.”
– Duggan Flanakin
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“News outlets have devoted abundant space to the vicious storms that recently battered Texas and many other US states – and sent wind, solar and other electricity generation down dramatically, just when families and hospitals needed it most,” says Paul Driessen. “In this article, Duggan Flanakin presents background and insights that almost no one has brought up, including successes and failures of organizations Americans rely on for weather warnings and advice on how to prepare for … and survive … Mother Nature’s onslaughts.”
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Predicting and planning for the next polar vortex?

We say we can predict and plan for climate chaos 50 years out, but not an imminent vortex?

Duggan Flanakin

Americans know a lot about planning for hurricanes, and about voluntary and mandatory evacuations. They also know that some hurricanes bring major damage to urban and rural areas, and that sometimes (Katrina comes to mind) people’s failure to heed calls to “get outta Dodge” can have disastrous results.

The National Weather Service website explains, whenever a tropical storm forms in the Atlantic or eastern North Pacific [or central North Pacific], the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center issues tropical cyclone advisories at least every six hours. Once a hurricane watch or warning is issued, the advisories come every three hours.

When evacuation orders are issued, there are always a few who opt to “ride out the storm,” for fun and excitement, or fearing the theft of their property more than their possible loss of life. Even then, rescue teams risk their lives in dangerous weather to save those losing their crazy gambles with storms.

On January 11, National Geographic warned, “The polar vortex is coming –raising the odds for intense winter weather,” caused by a sudden major rise in temperatures in the stratosphere above Siberia. This polar vortex “could mean frigid winter weather pummeling the U.S. Midwest and Northeast and the mid-latitude regions of Europe.” Not a word about intense cold in the American southwest.

On January 28, NOAA’sClimate.gov website announced, “The POLAR VORTEX is coming!!!!!” NOAA explained that the impetus for this extremely rare event was a “sudden stratospheric warming” [SSW] that occurred on January 5. Such an event happens about six times per decade, NOAA says.

NOAA acknowledged that parts of Europe had already seen very cold weather in the north and stormy weather in the south, but gave no specific warning that disaster was imminent in any specific parts of the United States.

Comparisons to the disastrous 1899 polar vortex

Shortly thereafter, meteorologist Joe Bastardi predicted in his Twitter feed that “Texas is going to be tested on so many levels” by the coming storm. He acknowledged that NOAA’s own forecasting model prompted comparisons to the disastrous 1899 polar vortex incident that dropped temperatures below zero in every U.S. state.

On February 3, Jennifer Gray at CNN announced, “It’s about to get so cold that boiling water will flash freeze, frostbite could occur within 30 minutes, and it will become a shock to the system for even those who are used to the toughest winters.” She went on to say “the coldest air of the season will be diving south, not leaving anyone out. Every single state in the U.S. – including Hawaii – will reach below freezing temperatures on Monday morning” [February 8].

The next day, Austin’s KXAN-TV issued its own “First Warning: Extended Arctic blast coming to Texas.” Emmy-winning meteorologist David Yeomans noted that his actual first warning had come a month earlier – the day the SSW event had occurred.

Yeomans said the cold front would likely slam into Texas by February 9, “cooling us off dramatically by the middle of next week.” While “this pattern may last for an extended amount of time,” Yeomans predicted just “4 to 5 days where local temperatures will remain in the 30s and 40s into Valentine’s Day weekend.” He concluded that, while “some precipitation appears possible …it is too soon for specifics on this Arctic outbreak and potential winter storm.”

Austin – Just the fifth single-digit low in a century

But he did not foresee the impending disaster; nor did most others in the field. And yet actual lowest temperatures in Austin reached 9o F (-13 C) – the lowest in 32 years and just the fifth single-digit low in a century. Not until Valentine’s Day did the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) declare an “energy emergency alert three” that mandated rolling outages.

Texans were clearly not prepared by their federal, state or local governments, or even their local news media outlets, let alone ERCOT, for the magnitude of this polar storm – or for the devastation it could and did cause. People get a warning to prepare prior to hurricanes. But this time there was no urgent demand that people lay in food, turn off or otherwise secure water pipes against a deep freeze, expect water cutoffs, plan for lengthy power and heating outages, and be ready for horrific driving conditions.

Oregon – The most dangerous conditions ever seen in the history of PGE

Lone Star State public officials are getting slammed for their lack of foresight. But Texans are not alone in this disaster. Over 100,000 Oregonians went all week without electric power days after a snow and ice storm swept through that region. Portland General Electric (PGE) spokesperson Dale Goodman, noted that over 2,000 power lines were still down two days after the storm. “These are the most dangerous conditions we’ve ever seen in the history of PGE,” he lamented.

This is after PGE had worked tirelessly to restore power for over half a million other customers who’d been affected by the polar storm. As in Texas and elsewhere, people there died from carbon monoxide poisoning, food spoiled, and many of the 200,000 Oregon customers who lost service were told they may not get their Internet back for weeks. Oregon is much smaller than Texas, with fewer people and colder weather. Portland’s average February temperature is 10o F cooler than Austin’s.

Major power outages in Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky and West Virginia

In the aftermath of this massive storm – which also caused major power outages in Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky and West Virginia – there will be plenty of time to evaluate where forecasts went wrong, assess blame, and determine what damages can and cannot be recovered. Job one right now, however, should be to get people back into their homes, their jobs, their hospitals and their lives. (One Austin hospital lost power and water.) Blame-throwing only gets in the way of human rescue.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called for an investigation of ERCOT, acknowledging that the power grid curators have been “anything but reliable” over the previous 48 hours. “Far too many Texans are without power and heat for their homes as our state faces freezing temperatures and severe winter weather,” he added. “This is unacceptable.” Well, DUH! But they aren’t the only guilty parties.

The nightmare is far from over

Worst of all, the nightmare is far from over. The damages are widespread, and it will be some time before anyone can calculate the actual costs – and the avoidable costs – of this supposedly rare event. Will Texas shrug its shoulders and simply say, “This can’t possibly happen again.” Will Oregonians? Will the entire nation, which will suffer the effects of this loss of energy production and economic vitality in Texas?

Any investigation must begin with the fact that hardly anyone paid attention to warnings that this storm could have major impacts. Perhaps big winter storms need names, like hurricanes do, so that they stand out and can compete with partisan political bickering. Maybe we need a thorough review of all disaster preparedness, including spring floods, summer fires, and summer-autumn hurricanes and tropical storms. We certainly need better prediction, prevention and preparation – including thinning overgrown forests and clearing out dead, diseased and intensely flammable trees.

Will the American people get this kind of response from their elected officials – or from those charged with direct oversight of our land, water and infrastructure, and increasingly our lives and livelihoods? Or will we spend the next two, four or ten years bickering over trivial matters, like a modern Nero fiddling as our nation falls apart and becomes even easier pickings for Mother Nature and predator nations?

We’ve spent billions on wind turbines and solar panels that were useless when people most needed electricity

We’ve spent billions on wind turbines and solar panels that were useless when people most needed electricity, instead of on winterizing baseload power generation. We’ve spent billions on “climate crisis” models and fear-mongering – but can’t seem to get winter storm forecasts and warnings right. Too many are paying with their lives. When will we get it right?

Duggan Flanakin is director of policy research at the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org)
 

TxGal

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The Oppenheimer Ranch Project has a new podcat out:

Reykjavik Eartquake Swarm = Imminent Volcanic Eruption - Unprecedented Situation Developing Now - YouTube

Reykjavik Eartquake Swarm = Imminent Volcanic Eruption - Unprecedented Situation Developing Now
4,990 views • Premiered 8 hours ago

View: https://youtu.be/x1P3m5myA4g
Run time is 19:51

Synopsis provided:

Reykjavik Earthquake - Imminent Eruption - Unprecedented Situation https://bit.ly/3e8rfGz
earthquake swarm activity in Reykjanes and Krýsuvík volcanoes http://bit.ly/2ZZ75X5
Cracks on Suðurstrandavegur due to the earthquakes https://bit.ly/3bGtxcM
Latest earthquakes in or near Iceland today, past 24 hours https://bit.ly/3r17vrU
Crustal Deformation In Iceland Data http://bit.ly/3pY2T4o
Continuing quakes as the tectonic plates splitting Iceland move http://bit.ly/301IFfI
Inflationary Map Of Iceland https://bit.ly/3sGAjX7
Daily update for 28-February-2021 at 21:18 UTC for earthquake swarm activity in Reykjanes and Krýsuvík volcanoes https://icelandgeology.net/
In light of the public discussion these past few days it is pertinent to point out the following https://www.facebook.com/Natturuva/po...
Reykjanes Data https://s.si.edu/2RTixix Krýsuvík Data http://s.si.edu/2ZXhEtN
Solar minimum and maximum events with approximate dates https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_m...
 

TxGal

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New South Wales, Australia just suffered its Coldest Summer in a Decade - Electroverse



NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA JUST SUFFERED ITS COLDEST SUMMER IN A DECADE
MARCH 1, 2021 CAP ALLON

It wasn’t just Facebook giving Australia the cold shoulder this southern hemisphere summer — according to data from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), the eastern Aussie state of New South Wales (NWS) has just suffered its coldest summer season since 2011.

March 1 is the start of autumn down under. December 1 to February 28 is summer, and those 3-months delivered lower than average temperatures across the majority of Australia — NOAA reveals that 823 new low temperature records were set during that time-period in Australia, while the latest data from the BoM (released today, March 1) shows us that the southeastern Aussie state of NSW, distinguished by its coastal cities, national parks, and capital city Sydney, just endured its coldest summer since the end of the previous solar minimum (late 2010/early 2011).

As reported by the dailytelegraph.com.au, the average NSW temperature for the summer of 2020-21 was the coldest on record since 2011 when the average temperature reached a relatively cool 23.2C (73.8F).

According to the BoM –even with their UHI-ignoring bias– “mean maximum temperatures were cooler than average for much of the Aussie mainland,” with mean minimum temperatures “below average for the northern interior of Western Australia and adjacent Northern Territory, areas of southern inland New South Wales, north-west Victoria, and south-east and northern South Australia.”

The below image visualizes the Aussie summer just gone. It shows mean maximum temperatures held “very much below average” for the states of Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia, with “below average” temps dominating NWS and Victoria to the southeast:


Aussie max temp deciles for Dec, 1 to Feb 28 [BoM].

In addition, “rainfall for summer was 29% above average for Australia as a whole,” with December 2020 coming out as the “third wettest December since national records began in 1900”–which I guess means no ill informed celebrities bleating on about the climate at this year’s golden globes…?


Aussie rainfall deciles for Dec, 1 to Feb 28 [BoM].

Australia is returning to its climatic conditions of the early 1900, and of the Centennial Minimum — researching the weather from this time-period in your local area will give you a far better indication of what’s on the horizon than any warm-mongering BoM forecast.

Historical documentation warns us time and time again that prolonged reductions in solar output correlate with a devastating impact on regional climates and in-turn the food production systems the civilizations of the time have in place.

Brace for extremes Australia — Malcolm Turnbull, 2018: “Now we are the land of droughts and flooding rains”.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.





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

northern watch

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Indonesia's Sinabung Volcano spews high column of ash
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung was erupting Tuesday, sending volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky and depositing ash on nearby villages

By The Associated Press
1 March 2021, 20:22

People watch as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic material during an eruption in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The 2,600-metre (8,530-feet) volcano erupted Tuesday, sending volcanic materials a few thousand meters into the sky a

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People watch as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic material during an eruption in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The 2,600-metre (8,530-feet) volcano erupted Tuesday, sending volcanic materials a few thousand meters into the sky and depositing ash on nearby villages. (AP Photo)

MEDAN, Indonesia -- Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung was erupting Tuesday, sending volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky and depositing ash on nearby villages.

Activity at the volcano in North Sumatra province increased over the past week, with authorities recording 13 times when it released ash clouds.

There have been no fresh evacuations due to the activity and no reports of disruptions to flights in the region.

The 2,600-metre (8,530-feet) Sinabung was dormant for four centuries before erupting in 2010, killing two people. Another eruption in 2014 killed 17 people, while seven died in a 2016 eruption.

The volcano, one of two currently erupting in Indonesia, has sporadically come to life since then.

Some 30,000 people have been forced to leave homes around Sinabung in the past few years.

Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is located on the "Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Ocean.


Indonesia's Sinabung Volcano spews high column of ash - ABC News (go.com)
 

TxGal

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Adapt 2030 has a new podcast out:

750 Year Eruption Cycle Begins Will it Affect Our Civilization ? - YouTube

750 Year Eruption Cycle Begins Will it Affect Our Civilization ?
16,166 views • Mar 1, 2021

View: https://youtu.be/MhsJKTMOrTk
Run time is 9:21

Synopsis provided:

Krísuvík volcano in Iceland has just awoken after 750 years of slumber, on its regular multi-century eruptive cycle. The last time an eruption out of Iceland affected the entire planet was either 1340 with the Black Plague or 1108 AD that took down dynasties and empires on all continents. We are back at the beginning again.
 

TxGal

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The Oppenheimer Ranch Project has a new podcast out"

Etna Rains Rock & Ash Down On Sicily - March Arrives With More Snow In The Forecast - Iceland Update - YouTube

Etna Rains Rock & Ash Down On Sicily - March Arrives With More Snow In The Forecast - Iceland Update
12,625 views • Premiered 16 hours ago

View: https://youtu.be/IVEIAP-3El8
Run time is 12:55

Synopsis provided:

Overnight snow leads to crashes, spinouts during Monday commute http://bit.ly/3dXKgLv
March arrives with more snow in the forecast http://bit.ly/2OadNXy
Tracking spring green and likelihood of any March snow http://bit.ly/3b82J6t
Snow squalls may significantly affect evening travel in WNY http://bit.ly/3raLtmv
GFS Model Total Snow US http://bit.ly/3sBLnEQ
Cold and Windy in the Northeast, Rainy in the South https://www.weather.gov/
Giant crack frees a massive iceberg in Antarctica http://bit.ly/3kHrQA3
Northern Hemisphere Snowmass http://bit.ly/2lAFomU
Northern Hemisphere Albedo Map (snow-cover) https://bit.ly/3q5WSCW
GFS Model Total Snow Europe https://bit.ly/332e83w
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA JUST SUFFERED ITS COLDEST SUMMER IN A DECADE http://bit.ly/3ky98Lj
Arctic Sea Ice Thickness https://bit.ly/2PdvnKH
Daily update for Reykjanes and Krýsuvík volcanoes 1-March http://bit.ly/2MBCcot
Reykjavik Earthquake Swarm = Imminent Volcanic Eruption - Unprecedented Situation Developing https://bit.ly/3sFwCRu
Etna volcano update: Bush fire in Valle del Bove http://bit.ly/2ZZhTo4
Etna volcano update: Short but violent paroxysm number 8 blankets part of Sicily with black ash http://bit.ly/2OdFcrs
Stones are falling from the sky like rain on Sicily, Italy! Because of https://bit.ly/3r7Ry3b
Worldwide Volcano News http://bit.ly/2v9JJhO
The first known space hurricane pours electron ‘rain’ https://go.nature.com/2OgEx8E
Banks in Germany Tell Customers to Take Deposits Elsewhere http://on.wsj.com/3b5nHCQ
Climate network detects precursor of Pacific Decadal Oscillation phase transition http://bit.ly/3sCfnQW
and more
 

TxGal

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This isn't good, could affect earth's temps:

Sinabung Volcano Explodes to 40,000 feet (12.2 km) in Spectacular Fashion - Electroverse



SINABUNG VOLCANO EXPLODES TO 40,000 FEET (12.2 KM) IN SPECTACULAR FASHION
MARCH 2, 2021 CAP ALLON

Sumatra’s incredibly active Sinabung Volcano has exploded in spectacular fashion again today, March 2, sending volcanic ash high into the atmosphere.

The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin is warning of a thick ash plume rising to 40,000 feet (12.2 km).
Particulates ejected to altitudes above 32,800 feet (10 km) –and into the stratosphere– have a direct cooling effect on the planet.

View: https://twitter.com/AFP/status/1366645741142241284
Run time is 0:54

According to volcano.si.edu, Sinabung woke in 2010 after centuries of quiescence with it’s eruptive phase that year registering as a 2 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI). However, that 2010 phase turned out to be a mere precursor to the long and powerful episode which began on Sept 5, 2013 and ran until Jul 15, 2018 which qualified as a VEI 4.

A year later Mount Sinabung fired back into life, in May, 2019.

This latest eruption (from March 2) ranks as one of the largest in years, rivaling the 55,000 footer of June 9, 2020.

Sinabung is certainly one to watch as we continue our descent into this next Grand Solar Minimum. The volcano appears more than capable of producing a powerful VEI 6+ which would result in a dramatic cooling of the planet almost overnight.

View: https://twitter.com/nuicemedia/status/1366617760868962304


View: https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom/status/1366629152003141632


BACKGROUND

Stratovolcano: 2460 m / 8,071 ft
Sumatra, Indonesia: 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: ERUPTION WARNING

Eruption list
: 0810 ± 70 years, 2010, 2013-2018, 2019-ongoing

For more see VolcanoDiscovery.com.

UPTICK

Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in the Sun.

The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.

Check out these link for more info:

https://principia-scientific.org

https://www.researchgate.net

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.





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

TxGal

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Coldest February on Record in The Permian Basin, as 6.7 Feet (2.05m) of Snow Buries Iwamizawa City, Japan - Electroverse



COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD IN THE PERMIAN BASIN, AS 6.7 FEET (2.05M) OF SNOW BURIES IWAMIZAWA CITY, JAPAN
MARCH 2, 2021 CAP ALLON

Meteorological spring has now sprung, and the climate data is trickling in for February, 2021 — spoiler: the month was chilly…

COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD IN THE PERMIAN BASIN

Another taste of the Arctic hit Texas on Monday, March 1; although nowhere near as severe as the historic cold that plunged the state into darkness in Feb.

February, 2021 delivered truly unprecedented wintry conditions to the Permian Basin — the month went down as the coldest February on record (in books dating back to the lat 1800s).

Note: The Permian Basin is a large sedimentary basin in the southwestern part of the United States. The basin contains the Mid-Continent Oil Field province. This sedimentary basin is located in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico.

Meteorologist Jim DeBerry of the NWS in Midland said the average temperature for the past month was a chilly 40.4F (4.7C). And after flicking through the record books, we find that this reading comfortably surpasses the Permian Basin’s previous coldest February ever, the 42.5F (5.8C) in 1960.

“It was a pretty significant event for us,” said DeBerry. “Hopefully, we don’t see anything like that again” (best not inform DeBerry of the intensifying Grand Solar Minimum and magnetic pole shift).

Hundreds upon hundreds of cold records were broken in Texas last month, contributing to the 10,000+ busted across the United States as a whole.

DeBerry said the Permian Basin set record cold-min temps everyday from Feb. 14-19, and “from Feb. 11-18, on all those days, we set record cold-highs.”

DeBerry continued: “A cold high on Feb. 11 was only 29 degrees. That was the coldest temperature ever recorded for Feb. 11. There were eight of those … previously, our record for consecutive days below freezing was four days and this last event set a new record of eight. That’s the big one right here”–the Permian Basin doubled the old record for consecutive days below freezing.

Snowfall was also a factor.

On Feb. 14, the Permian Basin received 5.3 inches (13.5 cm) which set a new record for Feb 14.

6.7 FEET (2.05M) OF SNOW BURIES IWAMIZAWA, JAPAN
Debilitating bouts of heavy drifting snow have battered Hokkaido, the second largest island of Japan comprising the largest and northernmost prefecture, since early November of last year.

Iwamizawa, a city located within Hokkaido, recorded its second-highest snowfall total on record last Friday, with 6.7 feet (2.05m) accumulating.

View: https://twitter.com/weermanrobert/status/1365608975182536706


The mountains of pow-pow lead to disruptions in the city, particularly with regards to train and bus services, and also to the power and water supplies — according to NDNews Weather, over 39,000 households have been affected:

View: https://youtu.be/CPQw5vI9qeU
Run time is 8:01

Iwamizawa’s totals were just 1.2 inches (3cm) shy of the all-time record.

Tragically, a Feb. 28 avalanche in Hokkaido claimed the life of a 44-year-old woman, police said — the death contributes to a record-deadly winter season across Japan, and runs alongside the hundreds that have now perished in snow-clearing operations.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.





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