As December comes to a close, yet another sub-zero front will blow through the Northeast US. Yes, we had some quite warm days which melted the ice and snow which is wonderful for me because my snow plow vehicle broke down badly and my road was deep in snow, now it is clear and the vehicle has been fixed. A boat full of global warming enthusiasts went to Antarctica and got stuck in the ice and it is hard rescuing them because of all this thick ice…ironic, isn’t it?
It is summer down there. The climate change people show their true stripes whenever there is a cold weather story, namely, they turtle up and hide and only emerge to yell about how climate change menaces us when some warm weather news occurs. So it is hilarious about the various ice breakers going to Antarctica to rescue these people and getting stuck instead: Rescue boat unable to reach trapped ship in Antarctica – CNN.com
The rescue icebreakers were battling the planet’s coldest environment while trying to reach the Akademik Shokalskiy ship, whose 74 researchers, crew and tourists remained in good condition despite being at a frozen standstill since Monday.
The ship is carrying scientists and passengers led by expedition leader Chris Tunrey, an Australian professor of climate change.
While he is there he should contemplate the dangers of Ice Ages. I wonder what he is telling his faithful? ‘We are roasting to death! Oh, the agony!’ Or is he shivering and saying, ‘Um, even if it warms up ten degrees it is still way below freezing and we can all die.’ I assure everyone that the people on this ship are growing more and more scared as rescue ships have to be rescued.
The Pacific Ocean is warmer in places but not one important place that has a huge effect on our weather, namely the el Nino trough. La Nina ‘neutral’ will continue until next summer, it has been ongoing for a long, long time. Here is how long this has been running: NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center: La Niña is back (September 8, 2011)
As we see here, the mid-1950′s to the mid-1970′s saw some spikes of el Nino but were mainly long, long sessions of la Nina events. Then it warmed up suddenly. All solar-generated events have sudden swings like this. We had very long, hot el Ninos with very brief la Ninas, the reverse of the previous two decades. Now, it is rapidly fading and returning to mainly la Nina cycles.
The increasing feebleness and shortness of the el Nino events is probably going to get weaker, not stronger. The trend is away from el Nino events. We are supposed to be at the peak of the solar sun spot cycle and it is weak, too which is no coincidence, both are intimately connected.
Strong winds batter UK, thousands of homes lose power over the Xmas week. This is another indication of strengthening winter storms and is no surprise to me since the sun spot activity is so weak this winter. People are dying of the severe cold and ice in the colder parts of the North American continent. This severe cold is very dangerous as anyone who actually works in the cold in winter know all too well.
The low number of sun spots and large areas of solar winds has many cooling effects that appear nearly instantly on earth. One effect is the lack of tornadoes and violent lightning events. This year is one of the lowest tornado event years ever recorded:
Yes, there are still tornadoes but the point here is, they are very few compared to hot solar springs and summers. As the cold increases, even warm places like Egypt are seeing snow storms and other cold winter events rather than hot weather.
Not only the sun but other planets affect each other in various interesting ways: SpaceWeather.com — News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids
Jupiter’s radio storms are caused by natural radio lasers in the planet’s magnetosphere that sweep past Earth as Jupiter rotates. Electrical currents flowing between Jupiter’s upper atmosphere and the volcanic moon Io can boost these emissions to power levels easily detected by ham radio antennas on Earth. Jovian “S-bursts” (short bursts) and “L-bursts” (long bursts) mimic the sounds of woodpeckers, whales, and waves crashing on the beach.
Now is a good time to listen to Jupiter’s radio storms. The distance between Earth and Jupiter is decreasing as the giant planet approaches opposition on Jan. 5th; and the closer Jupiter comes, the louder it gets.
I will fight hard to have the sun return to its proper primary position as the most important controller of our weather. With volcanoes running #2. The general atmosphere also has a huge effect but it is very much held hostage by these two other forces which are not steady state but rather, periodical and sometimes violently changing.
The appearance of steady state climate is mainly due to the effect of seeing distant geological information squished together by time and weight of earthly materials so it looks like a smooth record with these sudden switches that are very apparent when we view rocks laid down over time. But the tiny changes that have big effects are very much in the past as well as the present, our epoch is even so, characterized by huge, and also NEW periodicity which can only be traced back to the sun’s sudden change in character.
Yes, the tilt of the earth, etc., does have an effect like all other things but the earth’s tilt has not changed much over the millennium and the beginning of the cyclic Ice Ages is only 2.5 million years ago and that began like a thunderclap. Not slowly, not since the earth tilted and we had the present configuration. It began like someone (the sun) threw a light switch off.
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