Global warmists love to hang on desperately to ‘warmer than normal’ conditions in Siberia and Alaska to peddle their ideology. But note the coldest part of the northern hemisphere today: HUDSON BAY. This is the epicenter of all Ice Ages, I am thinking. All of Canada except for the West Coast was covered by mile thick ice every Ice Age and so is a hunk of the northern and especially Great Lakes regions of the US, too. Few ask, why were glaciers so powerful in Europe and North America but virtually none in Siberia and Alaska? That is the key to understanding the last 3 million years of our climate.
Here is the bay today: mostly frozen except for the far northwestern side. There is a tiny bit of melting of the part that is furthest south. 2015 may be the earliest in many years that W. Hudson Bay polar bears head for the sea ice | polarbearscience reported last October.
These ‘scientists’ celebrated the earlier ice and were thrilled that Ice Age mammals were multiplying thanks to returning Ice Age conditions.
If this freeze-up pattern continues, it’s possible polar bears will be able to leave the shore of western Hudson Bay much earlier than usual, perhaps as early as the first week in November. They will then be able to resume hunting, thus ending their usual summer fast.
Breakup on Hudson Bay was unusual this year: a bit earlier than usual for WHB bears in the north of the region but later than usual for those who came off the ice further south (and for Southern Hudson Bay bears, who had a very late breakup year). Now we see ice forming all along the coast, which is unusual for this early in the fall – for example, in 2009 breakup was much later than usual but freeze-up was late too.
Instead of pondering why southernmost parts of Hudson Bay were a ‘very late breakup’ of ice, the authors celebrate the fact that Ice Age mammals love the deteriorating warm conditions and are looking forward to hunting on massive ice sheets in the future.
This graph shows very clearly how Hudson Bay was affected by the 30 year cold cycle when we were all talking about another Ice Age and no one mentioned Global Warming. The super cold is painfully obvious. The warmest part of the present 30 year warm cycle was warmest in 2001-2006 except for 2004. Note how the ice is lasting longer and longer again and predicting that this will continue until it peaks like in the 1970’s is pretty easy.
This is from last February which was the last ‘warm’ month in much of Canada’s eastern half especially around Hudson Bay: Churchill, Man. Reporting More Polar Bear Encounters With People
The number of bears who were tranquilized and housed in the town’s holding facility, known as the polar bear jail, before being released into the wild almost doubled from 36 in 2013 to 65 last year…Polar bears depend on winter hunting to build up enough fat to carry them through the lean summer months on land when food is scarce. But Arctic waters now don’t often freeze up until early December and thaw much earlier in the spring. That leaves polar bears with less time to bulk up on fatty seal meat while on the ice.
Polar bears invade communities because there is easy food there. Ditto with any bear species. They all forage for food and normally, the bears that do this the most are females with babies. It is safer for the female bears who have to fear male bears outside of communities which is why they love to congregate there and if there is year-round garbage food, all the happier.
The forecast guys at NOAA keep tinkering with the above maps. Two months ago, they claimed that all of North America would be super hot. Then they, AFTER the weather made this painfully obvious, put a cold spot first over part of Texas and now that it is snowing today in Wyoming, they moved it up to near but not right on Wyoming.
But in three months, back to ‘normal’ that is, ‘super-duper global warming’. But next fall, we will see the northern half of the continent except for Alaska, freeze badly. But only briefly and then back to mostly global warming in the far, far future of next year.
What irritates me a great deal is, April will be almost as cold as December was in Central NY last month but were were told, May would be hotter than normal but nope, it is very cold this May, too, even snowed twice here on my mountain. We got three warm days this last month. I opened my windows yesterday for the first time but today is cool and wet.
Here is a map showing Mammoth ranges during the last Ice Age. Note that they grazed heavily in the northernmost parts of Siberia and western Alaska. Also, they grazed where it is now underwater, too. They were locked out of northern Europe but grazed in France, too. They also grazed in Los Angeles and Arizona! But not 99% of Canada.
Quaternary glaciation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia has an entire page about all this but look at the ‘list of causes for Ice Ages’ all of which are unable to explain why all Ice Ages start abruptly and end equally abruptly. The authors mention Milankovitch cycles, orbital forcing, CO 2, Plate tectonics but not one mention of the Local Star, our sun.
The only warming agent that can have changes in levels of heating provided to our planet is that shining thing that rises every morning and then disappears at night making nights generally colder than days and when it is straight overhead, you are super warm and if it rises only for an hour on the horizon on a solstice, it is super cold.
How on earth can anyone predict future weather when we have very little understanding about the past? I see little scientific interest in the idea that Scandinavia and Canada are epicenters of all Ice Ages. One would think that this little riddle would be the #1 topic of all climate experts! Not to mention the many, many millions of people living in regions regularly buried under a mile of ice at frequent intervals and this includes my own home.
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