It went to below zero again on my mountain last night. This is a colder than normal January so far. Something not mentioned in US news much: Mars was warmer than much of the U.S. today | Daily Mail Online
The daytime high in the red planet’s Gale Crater, as recorded by NASA’s curiosity Rover, was 17.6 degrees F – a whopping 11 degrees warmer than the 6-degree high in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Temperatures in fourteen states from Washington to Maine reported temperatures colder than Mars, as a brutal blast of Arctic air sweeps the country.
Mars just recently passed its closest orbit to the sun, which partially explains why the temperature was relatively balmy. The Gale Crater is also located in one of the warmest parts of the planet, near the equator.
NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey missions have provided evidence of a recent ice age on Mars. In contrast to Earth’s ice ages, a martian ice age waxes when the poles warm up and water vapor is transported toward lower latitudes. Martian ice ages wane when the poles cool and lock water into polar icecaps.
The “pacemakers” of ice ages on Mars appear to be much more extreme than the comparable drivers of climate change on Earth. Variations in the planet’s orbit and tilt produce remarkable changes in the distribution of water ice from polar regions down to latitudes equivalent to Houston or Egypt. Researchers, using NASA spacecraft data and analogies to Earth’s Antarctic Dry Valleys, report their findings in the Thursday, Dec. 18 edition of the journal Nature.
Global warming on Mars, ice caps melting is an article from the often laughable ‘Skeptical Science’ crew which whines that Mars doesn’t heat up or cool like the earth. They do admit due to little atmosphere and no oceans, Mars is a clearer example of how ‘outside forces’ like the sun or the position of the planet vis a vis the sun, causes the poles to grow or shrink.
My astronomer grandpa, Edison Petit, studied Mars for 60+ years, drawing it each time. He kept many of these in his observatory and I grew up looking at them. The poles were MUCH bigger back in the 1950’s. These got smaller during the 1990’s and are now growing again. Is the sun doing this? Absolutely this must be examined because I believe the other planets are just as affected as the earth by solar activity or reduction of sun spot activity!
Meanwhile, the ravening warmists are screaming we are roasting to death, of course, this crew in the news is living in La-la-land California, not here in upstate New York: Stanford professors urge withdrawal from fossil fuel investments | Environment | The Guardian
Campus divestment campaigns have spread to about 300 universities and colleges over the last few years, but are largely dominated by students. The Stanford letter was initiated by faculty, and signed by the first female winner of the prestigious Fields prize in mathematics, Maryam Mizarkhani, as well as the Nobel laureates Douglas Osheroff and Roger Kornberg, Paul Ehrlich, a population analyst, Terry Root, a biologist and UN climate report author, and others – 300 faculty members in total.
Harvard isn’t disinvesting due to the fact they aren’t in a super hot spot. Note that Paul Ehrlich, who wants fewer humans and those living in huts, not houses like his own, is the biggest pusher of this disinvestment. Of course, the school will sell their stocks (AT A LOSS) in this down market for oil stocks. I hope the students thank their betters for arranging this big drop in the endowment.
SoCal Soaked With Rain as Weekend Storm System Hits Region but of course, the poor warmists living in super warm California will not let go of their beloved ‘drought’…Wet end to winter season expected, but no end to drought is their story still. Poor dears! They just are not happy campers.
Doesn’t stop them from scolding us as we freeze AGAIN. They are merciless.
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