Blizzards Hammer Europe, Anchovies Replace Sardines=Global Cooling

One of the biggest snow storms of the season blankets the Alps | Ice Age Now: hurricane level winds hammer Europe.  It is still very cold where I live, not at all a normal spring.  The cherry blossoms in DC aren’t even beginning to bloom, either, which is unusually late.  The mainstream media has been hammering the story that we are tired of ‘climate change’ discussions and this, due to mysterious reasons.  Yet when I talk to normal people, they bring up often the real climate change issue: it is ridiculously cold, not hot.  They are upset about this.


Unhappiness with this brutal winter seldom makes headlines.  For example, the most extreme part of Antarctica that is furthest from the South Pole had record setting warmth for a few hours yesterday and this made headline news in our media.  This story hasn’t even made the back pages:  Canada – Big freeze hammers Newfoundland food supplies | Ice Age Now


“The ice conditions and the weather systems that we’ve been experiencing this winter, particularly this week, have been something we haven’t seen in decades,” said Darrell Mercer with Marine Atlantic last week. He said the ice began forming in early February, more than a month earlier than last year, and has been building ever since.


Producers are also feeling the pinch. One milk farmer says he had to ditch 100,000 litres (22,000 gallons) of milk earlier this month – with a value of about $100,000 (US$78,000, £53,000) – because it couldn’t be shipped to the mainland for processing before it spoiled.


Meanwhile, a backlog of around 350 tractor-trailer loads of food were stuck at the ferry terminal in North Sydney, waiting to cross to Port aux Basques.


The other place our media pays attention to is California.  Whatever makes California unhappy about the weather is front page news.  Here is the latest:  Experts: Pacific food web crashing — “What’s going on? Where are the fish? Where did they go?” — “To be honest, it’s insane” — “You could equate it to a war zone” — “Food shortage all up & down West Coast” — Fishermen believe pollution harming food chain, doubt NOAA’s ‘warm water’ theory (VIDEOS).


The Pacific Ocean cycles through regular phases.  Cold and warm.  The ocean north of the equator, where it pushes against North America, has been in a warm cycle.  The southern half below the equator has been cooling down a great deal.  This changes sea life.  They call this the ‘anchovy/sardine cycle’.  It is either one or the other.


Silver Surprise: Millions of Anchovies in San Diego Surf because it is in an anchovy cycle now.  Five years ago, it was still sardines.  Massive school of anchovies swimming off California coast baffles boffins : SCIENCE : Tech Times which is funny because this isn’t ‘baffling’ at all, it is very well known.  Here is a graph showing how it works:

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Sardines absolutely love global warming when it happens and they hate global cooling.  So when they vanish, it means it is colder.  This is just like the information about sun spots: for generations, astronomers and others figured out that sun spot activity produces obvious effects which can be predicted and expected.  Using information about sea temperatures via checking out if there are sardines or anchovies and then looking at sun spots, one can make very accurate long range forecasts.


Naturally, these two things have been thrown out the window by ‘climatologists’ who seem to be the most clueless scientists on earth.


To my great amazement, a major publication even explains this ‘mystery’:  Why West Coast Sea Life Has Been Behaving So Strangely — The Atlantic


The sardines came back after a couple of decades, and the stock climbed steadily into the new millennium—hence Kummer’s argument, in 2007, that sardines were ready for a culinary revival. But now the population has crashed again.


In the 1950s, the collapse of the sardine industry was blamed on overfishing. It’s tempting to blame the current decline on global warming. Neither of those factors deserve single-handed responsibility, though. Oceanographers have known for a little while, now, that there’s a natural ocean cycle—albeit, a long one that’s not fully understood—that governs the rise and fall of sardine and anchovy stocks in the Pacific.


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Just like today, humans were blamed for problems caused by natural forces we have little to no effect on and can’t stop or start.  Many, many plant and animal systems go through these boom/bust cycles depending on solar and oceanic effects.  The biggest cycle shifts are Ice Age/Interglacial and these have disturbed many ecosystems immensely including nearly annihilating all life forms in certain areas for over a hundred thousand years at a time.


Also in the news is the story about yet another Sahel drought in Africa:  Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa’s Sahel.  Naturally, the liberals are shouting that this is due to global warming which doesn’t exist anymore.


Sahel drought:


“The most recent of these [multicentury droughts] occurred between 1400 and 1750 CE (550 to 200 yr B.P.), similar in timing to the Little Ice Age (LIA, 1400 to 1850 CE), a well-known interval when Northern Hemisphere temperatures were cooler than at present. In contrast with earlier studies, which reconstructed wetter conditions in East Africa during this period, evidence from Lake Bosumtwi supports more recent studies suggesting that this interval was dry. Evidence for LIA drought is not restricted to Africa, however. Records from throughout the tropics, including the western Pacific warm pool, the Arabian Sea, continental Asia, and tropical South America all show evidence for dry conditions during this time period.”.[3]


The drought that ran from 1968-1978 was very nasty and coincided with severe cold winters in the eastern half of the North American continent and the collapse of the sardine fisheries.  The fishes collapsed first, in 1962.  As today, they are a harbinger of colder weather.


The Sahel will have more droughts this next 30 years and there is nothing that will stop this.  The Southwest US had a major series of droughts during the exact same time the Sahel had during the Little Ice Age and the fact that it is dry there now is a sign of global cooling, too.


The most obvious sign of global cooling is the drop in sun spot activity.  Note the little bump upwards on the present cycle 24.  The sun still is active, like cycle 23, a double hump hill.  Much lower than all previous solar cycles of the last 100 years.


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25 responses to “Blizzards Hammer Europe, Anchovies Replace Sardines=Global Cooling

  1. melponeme_k

    The Mayans experienced their catastrophic droughts just before and during the little ice age after the end of the medieval warming cycle.

    If you can believe Wiki, it dates the beginning of the mini ice age around the mid 1300’s

    SUNY site claims the little ice age got started around 1150AD

    According to this site, it states Mayan records told of a bad droughts just 20 years before 1350. But there is evidence of cities being abandoned after the 900AD into 1200AD

    If these droughts herald ice ages (mini or otherwise) the prevalence of them now is not a sign of warming but cooling.

    I can forecast that we will see an acceleration of illegal aliens due to the water tables drying up in the southwest US, Mexico and parts of central America.

  2. Sunger

    melponeme- CO2 was around 280ppm during this period. We are now over 400ppm with new coal-fired power plants going online everyday in China.

    Here is a report to President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 from the Science Advisory Committee-

    “Through his worldwide industrial civilization, Man is unwittingly conducting a vast geophysical experiment,….The climatic changes that may be produced by the increased CO2 content could be deleterious from the point of view of human beings.”

    The heat-trapping effect of CO2 was discovered by Tyndall in 1817, has been verified repeatedly and is not questioned or in doubt by any scientific organization in the world.

    The climate numbers are not in doubt and have been checked over and over by non-science number crunchers and the numbers are solid. The result is that the climate science community has been woefully behind in reporting the severity of climate events- mainly because scientists hate politics and politicians and will not over-reach on their conclusions- even a little.

    This leaves us with predictions from the IPCC which is working with past data and accompanying conclusions from over 10 years ago and still are predicting warming in the range of 5-6C by mid-century- a number that is consistent with the destabilization of large agricultural areas.

  3. Big Al

    We had an early Spring, the Magnolias, and flowering fruit trees, are starting to look a little ragged. It has been a fortnight or more since our last frost.

  4. Jim R

    What do you think of this, Elaine?

    I have never seen a SDO image with such interesting tiger stripes on it.

    In the visible wavelengths, it is almost completely blank, just one small spot at the edge. A plain yellow disc in the sky.

  5. Elaine Supkis

    The sun is still quite active. This is a longish solar cycle. It also, like the previous one, has two peaks with the present peak slightly higher than the earlier peak late last year when we had a warm fall.

  6. Jim R

    Sunger, you are going to have Elaine shouting at you pretty soon.

    Probably some quotes from a crackpot site like ‘wattsup’ …

    It’ll go something like this: “Tyndall was hoping for a bigger grant from the EPA for publishing his disinformation about the spectrum of CO2 200 years ago.”

    The effect is real, and the current CO2 level is caused by human activity. But it is small relative to the other damage humans are doing to the environment. And there are many other variables that affect the climate, such as the one that propels the climate.

    Other damage such as: overfishing, mowing down all the trees, scattering bits of plastic everywhere, and poisoning everything with glyphosate. When the elites start saying something about those things, they will sound slightly less silly.

    And the proposed solution, financial fraud, will do nothing but make it worse.

  7. Jim R

    And I left radioactive waste out of that list. But it, too, is a major form of pollution that is being completely ignored.

  8. Elaine Supkis

    Not by me!

    Imagine the worst things we can do to the planet and then think for five minutes what gigantic, mile thick ice glaciers covering much of the Northern Hemisphere continents would do…sheesh.

    This would kill off most humans, too.

  9. Seraphim

    @Canada – Big freeze hammers Newfoundland food supplies | Ice Age Now

    A bout of nostalgia: in the ’70 ice age scare the greatest fear was that the freeze would affect the harvests in the Plains, creating shortages of food and maybe famine.

  10. Elaine Supkis

    The ‘scare’ was quite real. Then the sun began to have more sun spots and we relaxed. Now it is going much quieter and my father, before he died and he was one of the very top experts about the sun, and was the founder of the first solar observatory and pushed for NASA’s solar satellites, he said to me the sun was going to go into a Maunder Minimum again this next solar cycle and this is when I began several years ago, worrying about cold weather, not global warming.

    People don’t understand how glaciers can wipe out all signs of human activities including vast dams, river changes, channels, cities, etc. The ice can wipe these things clean away and rearrange mountains and valleys and create huge islands and wipe out land making new channels like it did when a melting ice lake of giant proportions in the North Sea suddenly broke and created the English Channel, for example.

    If we should be scared to death of something, it is this.

  11. mike

    Seems wordpress sites are being censored by ISPs ? here but not by a sometimes free dial up net zero….any solutions to returning my daily speedy access..?…… wonder how you “rate” censorship..? or perhaps your delivery to email,,?…..

  12. Sunger

    Elaine said: “People don’t understand how glaciers can wipe out all signs of human activities including vast dams, river changes, channels, cities, etc. The ice can wipe these things clean away and rearrange mountains and valleys and create huge islands and wipe out land making new channels like it did when a melting ice lake of giant proportions in the North Sea suddenly broke and created the English Channel, for example.”

    No Elaine. You are wrong as usual. Every university in the US and probably in the world know exactly what glaciers can do. The study of glacial geology goes back over a hundred years and is taught to every freshman geology major. And all of this is well known to the climate science community. Doh.


    ELAINE: Funny, that! HAHAHA. So why are they IGNORING THIS and whining mostly about TOO WARM WEATHER????

  13. Sunger

    Jim R- you are right on this. Yes humans are definitely screwing the planet up really well.

    We need to pay attention to the climate science though. Climate scientists are a well meaning bunch and learned a tremendous amount in the last 25 years of climate study. We can’t figure this out by drawing on climate conceptions from the 1960s- we need to embrace all the many new studies. And NO, if you want to get rich or grab power- don’t become a climate scientists because that is not the path to money or power.

    Climate research is extremely complicated and crosses over disciplines ie phsyics, chemistry, meteorology, mathematics, ecology etc. Scientists are generally quite smart and informed but find themselves challenged to put all of it together and draw broad conclusions. We don’t know how all of this will work out- however, we do know that agricultural destabilization is coming at some point.

    A really big deal is the destabilization of ocean and permafrost methane deposits- especially in Siberia. Bigger and bigger shows of methane in the arctic regions has scientists extremely alarmed- because methane has heat trapping effects about 100X that of CO2. And recent geologic studies show that the worst extinction event in earth’s history was a direct result of destabilization of Siberian methane deposits.

    The top thinkers in this area are figuring for total human extinction around the middle of the century- and after spending a lot of time with the data, I have to agree with them. We have been and are putting huge amounts of once buried fossil fuels up the chimneys and into the sky………and this stuff stays around for a long time ie 100 years.

    And, NO Elaine, these conclusions are not meant to scare anyone into doing anything because there is NOTHING we can do. The gases needed to cook the planet are in play and will stay there for over 100 years as we continue to add CO2 sources ie Chinese coal plants.

  14. Elaine Supkis

    Good lord, how childish!

    The planet is NOT ‘cooking’ at all, it is COOLING DOWN. Got that?

    All the ‘studies’ of the last 20 years were designed to pretend we were going to roast to death and meanwhile, the sun said, ‘Nope, freeze’ and freeze we shall!

    The one thing all these studies did was IGNORE THE SUN. They openly said the sun had nothing to do with global warming or cooling which is insane.

    This has infuriated me greatly. The gases you worry about are being eaten by the plants and strangling plant life won’t save us from an Ice Age. Nothing so far can save us from that future event since it is driven by celestial forces working on the sun, not the earth. We are innocent bystanders watching this particular star go variable, not steady state.

    Why anyone is scared of being ‘too warm’ when the opposite is our fate baffles me.

  15. Jim R

    Elaine, the only one screaming about roasting has been you, near as I can tell. The climate science expectation is for climate patterns to be disrupted. We can see some hints of that, but it is a long slow process.

    And, if you are so sure about a glaciation event, why did you choose to settle in a cold climate? I can imagine you living in Texas.

  16. Jim R

    Furthermore, why do you think it is a good idea to conduct a gigantic chemistry experiment with the air of our little planet?

  17. Elaine Supkis

    Typical warmist: accuse someone yelling that the planet is COOLING that they are ‘screaming about it roasting’.

    This is beyond stupid of you, Jim. Try something saner next time you feel the urge to attack me.

  18. Jim R

    … So you’re IN FAVOR of doing giant chemistry experiments with the air we breathe?

  19. Elaine Supkis

    CO2 isn’t a ‘chemical’. It is a GAS.

    And one necessary for life on earth, not a ‘pollutant’.

  20. Anon1

    ‘The climate science expectation is for climate patterns to be disrupted’
    How much do humans know about Climate Patterns? Over centuries? Eons?


    I don’t believe he was referring to C02 when he was talking about Chemicals.
    Don’t you both think you are getting a bit Hysterical ?

  22. Elaine Supkis

    Jim was referring to CO2, aka, plant food.

  23. Jim R

    Apparently Elaine flunked chemistry.

  24. Anon1

    Gases are chemicals, yes?

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