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What modulates our Sun? The majority of science work on the principle that the Sun is self modulating and each solar cycle is a product of a random number generator. There are others that suspect the Sun is modulated by the planets with a special emphasis on Uranus & Neptune. Thanks to Carl Smith who has recently left us we have new knowledge that significantly adds to Jose, Landscheidt & Charvàtovà's work.

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George Noory to appear live in Seattle

IceAgeNow - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:34

And I’ll get to appear with him! Saturday evening, July 29, 2017
Click on video (below) to view George Noory’s invitation.

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George Noory is host of Coast to Coast am, heard on more than 550 radio stations across the U.S and Canada.

The show will be held in Everett, Washington, just a few miles north of Seattle.

Click below for tickets and more information
Or call the box office at 425-258-6766

https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4103621/george-noory-live-everett-everett-theatre?language=en&country=US&searchType=venue

The Historic Everett Theatre
2911 Colby Ave
Everett, Washington 98201
425-258-6766

 

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Record snowfall raises fears of flooding in Teton County

IceAgeNow - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:28

Jackson Hole Wyoming (24 May 2017) – Snowfall this past winter measured 600 inches (1524 cm), the most snowfall on record,according to data from the Bureau of Reclamation, the USGS and Mountain Weather.

The water content of the snow is approximately 165 percent of average.

The National Weather service is now predicting high snowmelt potential in the the Snake River because continuing cold weather has delayed most of the run-off.

However, officials are playing it low-key, pointing out that temps are still low enough in the mountains to maintain a steady, slow snowmelt.

However, if temperatures reach 70 degrees in the valley and 50 in the mountains for about three days straight, well, then, there could be a problem.

http://planetjh.com/2017/05/24/the-buzz-2-dam-concerns/

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link


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Now the coldest millennium in 8,000 years

IceAgeNow - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:20

Please, will someone show this graph to President Trump?


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Now the coldest millennium in 8,000 years

The reversion to a true ice age is almost overdue
By Ed Hoskins

The last millennium, 1000AD – 2000AD, has been the coldest millennium of the entire current Holocene interglacial.

Graph by Ed Hoskins

Each of the notable high points in the Holocene temperature record, (Holocene Climate Optimum – Minoan – Roman – Medieval – Modern), have been progressively colder than the previous high point.

For its first 7-8000 years the early Holocene, including its high point known as the “climate optimum”, temperatures have been virtually flat, with an average drop of only ~0.007 °C per millennium.

But the more recent Holocene since a “tipping point” at around 1000BC, 3000 years ago has seen temperature fall at about 20 times that earlier rate at about 0.14 °C per millennium .

The Holocene interglacial is already 10 – 11,000 years old and judging from the length of previous interglacial periods, the Holocene epoch should be drawing to its close: in this century, the next century or this millennium.

But the slight beneficial warming at the end of the 20th century to the Modern high point has been transmuted into the “Great Man-made Global Warming Scare”.

The recent warming since the end of the Little Ice Age has been wholly beneficial when compared to the devastating impacts arising from the relatively minor cooling of the Little Ice Age, which include:

• Decolonisation of Greenland
• Black death
• French revolution
• Failures of the Inca and Angkor Wat civilisations
• etc., etc.

As global temperatures have already been showing stagnation or cooling over the last nineteen years or more, the world should now fear the real and detrimental effects of cooling, rather than being hysterical about limited, beneficial or probably now non-existent further warming.

Warmer times are times of success and prosperity both for man-kind and the biosphere.

One should think of the Holocene interglacial epoch as a whole with its progressively cooler and cooler warm episodes:

• the Holocene Climate Optimum
• the Minoan warming
• the Roman warming
• the Medieval warm period
• recent modern warming, 1975 – 2000.

For example during the Roman warm period the climate was warmer and wetter so that the Northern Sahara was the breadbasket of the Roman empire .

According to the Ice Core records, each of these successive Holocene warm periods have been cooler than the one previously and a tipping point towards accelerated global cooling occurred at about 1000BC.

The coming end of the present Holocene interglacial will in due course again result in a mile high ice sheet over much of the Northern hemisphere. As the Holocene epoch is already about 11,000 years old, the reversion to a true ice age is almost overdue and would be the real climate catastrophe.

With the present reducing Solar activity, significantly reduced temperatures, at least to the level of another Little Ice Age are predicted for later this century .

Whether the present impending cooling will really lead on to a coming glacial ice age or not is still in question.

This point is more fully illustrated here:
https://edmhdotme.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/the-holocene-context-for-anthropogenic-global-warming-2/


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Heavy snowfall buries road in Rocky Mountain National Park

IceAgeNow - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:01

Park officials not sure when Trail Ridge Road will re-open.

Train Ridge Road – 22 May 2017 (National Park Service)

24 May 2017 – The National Park Service closed Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park after last week’s snowstorm buried the road.

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_31010040/snow-buries-trail-ridge-road-rocky-mountain-national

Thanks to Andrew Stranglen for this link


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Ice core records show profound temperature decline

IceAgeNow - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:15

Look at the unmistakable trend on this graph!
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“The Modern Warming phase began around 1690 or so,” says reader. “This means, if going by past long warm cycles, it is almost over.”

Graph by Ed Hoskins

“The warmth seems to last around 350 years or so. Not only that, we are near the time for a big dip in the temperature in the Northern Latitudes as well, since they happen around a 1,000 years apart and it has been about a 1,000 years now since the last big dip.

“Notice how they happen right after a long warming phase ends?”

https://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/51047-1.png

Thanks to Sunset Tommy for this link, and to Ed Hoskins for the graph


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Trump approval numbers pop back up

IceAgeNow - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:43

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rasmussen Reports shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_may24


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Cold Butt at Crater Lake

IceAgeNow - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:39

Last week I posted an article about the eruption of Oregon’s Mount Mazama some 7,700 years ago that formed Crater Lake. What I didn’t mention is that I was visiting the area at the time. This is what it it looked like on May 18, 2017. Brrrr!

Crater Lake “men’s room” 18 May 2017 – © Robert Felix

After visiting the Mt. Shasta area to photograph Whitney Glacier (which is growing, by the way), I decided to drive north to Bend, Oregon. According to the map, it looked like I could easily drive along the west side of Crater Lake.

Oops. Maybe not.

As I got closer and closer to the lake, the snowbanks got higher and higher. Can you even see the automobile in this photo?

Near Crater Lake – 18 May 2017 – © Robert Felix

Upon reaching the fee booth for Crater Lake National Park, I learned that I could drive only as far as the visitor center, a distance of 7 miles. Then I would need to retrace my path because the roads around the lake were completely closed.

Too much snow, you see.

According to the ranger on duty, the West Rim Drive won’t open until “sometime in June.” The East Rim Drive “will likely remain closed by snow until mid-July.”

So much for global warming.

Crater Lake – 18 May 2017 – © Robert Felix

 

With a depth of 1,949 feet (594 m), Crater Lake is the deepest lake  in the United States.  It measures 5 by 6 miles (8.0 by 9.7 km) across.

 

Crater Lake – 18 May 2017 – © Robert Felix

I didn’t especially like retracing my path, but still, the drive was worth it. The area is absolutely stunning.

 

By the way, it warms my heart (and backside) to report that I did not have to use the sanitary facility pictured above.
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Argentina – Hail and snow seriously affect horticultural production

IceAgeNow - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:12

19 May 2017 – In Cordoba, hail seriously affected horticultural production and it snowed in San Luis.

Heavy rains in the southern region of Misiones over the last few hours have caused flooding of urban streams and flooded homes, streets, schools and hospitals, a source in the provincial government’s Civil Protection Subsecretariat reported Monday.

https://www.clarin.com/sociedad/fuertes-lluvias-granizo-nieve-diferentes-puntos-pais_0_SJJhD9hlZ.html

Snow in San Luis:
https://www.clarin.com/sociedad/fuertes-lluvias-granizo-nieve-diferentes-puntos-pais_0_SJJhD9hlZ.html

Misiones, San Luis and Cordoba are provinces of Argentina.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misiones_Province#/media/File:Provincia_de_Misiones_-_localizaci%C3%B3n_en_Argentina.svg

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

“Hey Pope, why don’t you return to the country where you came from and have a ride there in your white Pope mobile in the snow in San Luis, warning the people the dangers of global warming,” says Argiris.


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More than 50 cm of snow in Cartwright, Nfld

IceAgeNow - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:03

Snow marks unofficial start of summer for May 24 weekend – People reaching for mittens instead of sunscreen.

Cartwright, Nfld. officially received 51.6 cm (20.3″) over the weekend.

About 30 cm (12 inches) of snow fell Roddickton and Englee areas, while about 20 cm fell in La Scie.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/may-24-snow-1.4126448

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link


 

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Snowiest May 20 in St Johns since 1874

IceAgeNow - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:29

Breaks record that had stood for 143 years.

With 4.0cm of snow, yesterday was ‘s snowiest May 20th since records began in 1874.

With 4.0cm of snow, yesterday was #StJohns's snowiest May 20th since records began in 1874. #NLWx pic.twitter.com/bx3ZkBCWRs

— YYT Weather Records (@YYT_Weather) May 21, 2017

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link


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Reach for your wallet; you’re being had

IceAgeNow - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:12

|”They care for nothing other than increasing their own power.”
– Harold Satterfield

Reach for your wallet; you’re being had

By Harold Satterfield

The whole climate change issue is ginned up by politicians in an attempt to raise taxes, transfer wealth, and increase control over the populace in general.  They’re saying, in effect, “It’s an EMERGENCY, stupid! Give us everything we ask for so we can save you!” In fact they care for nothing other than increasing their own power.

Whether or not it’s an emergency, and if so what’s causing it, are at best debatable. To paraphrase Michael Crichton, the claim of consensus is historically the first refuge of scoundrels.

When someone claims consensus, that the matter is settled, and there’s no room for debate, reach for your wallet; you’re being had.


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Northern Hemisphere Winter Snow Cover Increasing

IceAgeNow - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 18:18

NH snow extent has been trending upward since at least 1967 in both North America and Eurasia. 

And yet, and yet, snow was supposed to be a thing of the past.

Here’s a graph from Rutgers University Global Snow Lab (GSL) showing Northern Hemisphere Snow Extent.

http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/chart_seasonal.php?ui_set=nhland&ui_season=1

Thanks to Peter G for this link


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“Mini Ice Age is here to stay,” says astrophysicist

IceAgeNow - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 14:28

“Major cold plunges hit Europe April and May 2017.”

“The developing Mini-Ice-Age is now in a NEW PHASE and here to stay 20 years” says Piers Corbyn, astrophysicist of WeatherAction.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_Jt7uCXYAA_iYO.jpg

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link


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Kill the Paris Treaty and Rip out its Roots.

IceAgeNow - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 20:58

Calling on President Trump to keep his election promise to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty.

“All people who value freedom and prosperity must eradicate the UN Climate weeds, roots and all.” – Viv Forbes
For Immediate Release
18th May 2017

Kill the Paris Treaty and Rip out its Roots

 

By Viv Forbes
Secretary of the Clexit Coalition

The Clexit Coalition today called on President Trump to keep his election promise to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty and stop US payments to all UN global warming programs.

The Clexit (ClimateExit) Coalition, comprising over 175 representatives from 25 countries, aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the UN Paris climate treaty.

See: http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit-members.pdf

The Secretary of Clexit, Mr Viv Forbes of Australia, said that all nations will suffer from the destructive energy policies being promoted in the UN’s war on cheap, reliable hydro-carbon fuels and the backbone industries that rely on them – mining and smelting, farming, fishing, forestry, processing and manufacturing.

He was supported by Professor Will Happer, Professor of Physics at Princeton University who said today:

“Americans never felt compelled to sign up to international folly in the past. I hope the United States once again shows the common sense of its people and walks away from the Paris Agreement.”

Dr Willie Soon of Clexit USA, an astro-physicist and climate author, added:

“There is no free energy in the real world. All world leaders, not only President Trump, should stop promoting the empty game of energy poverty and deaths.”

Dr Tim Ball, the Regional Director of Clexit Canada, said:

“President Trump knows he must keep the promises made at his public rallies. For example, he made the commitment to get out of Paris in his Harrisburg Pennsylvania speech:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4667776/president-trump-remarks-harrisburg-pennsylvania

“This includes deals like the one-sided Paris Climate Accord, where the United States pays billions of dollars while China, Russia and India have contributed nothing and will contribute nothing.”

Mr Forbes said that the war on natural hydro-carbon fuels is denying the poorest people and nations of the world the chance of better paying jobs, cheaper energy and more abundant food.

“There is no justification for the War on carbon dioxide – CO2 does not drive global temperature and Earth’s climate cannot be tweaked by erecting windmills or putting taxes on carbon dioxide.

CO2 is naturally sequestered by oceans and the biosphere. Burning natural hydrocarbons merely recycles Earth’s carbonaceous nutrients vital to all life – already world food production and global forests have benefited from the small increases in carbon dioxide plant food in Earth’s atmosphere.

See: World forests just grew 9%:
http://mailchi.mp/thegwpf/good-news-planet-earth-covered-in-much-more-forest-than-thought? e=b4fa0c6183

“President Trump promised to exit the Paris Treaty, but he also needs to de-fund and exit all UN climate control bureaucracies.

“Tom Harris of the Canadian-based International Climate Science Coalition has said that the President needs to dig up the roots of Paris – the UN Framework on Climate Change signed by President H. W. Bush and others in Rio in 1992.

See: http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/08/killing-the-paris-agreement-is-not-enough/

“The root mass of every weed is as big as its branches. Everyone knows that pruning weeds just encourages more growth from the energised roots. All people who value freedom and prosperity must eradicate the UN Climate weeds, roots and all.

Cartoon posted by permission of Steve Hunter

“Clexit members around the world look to President Trump to add his weight to the growing momentum to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty and the Rio UN FCCC, and to de-fund all bodies responsible for planting these climate industry weeds.”

(Apologies to those who may oppose other policies of Donald Trump, but on climate and energy he is spot on and deserves support.)

Viv Forbes
vforbes@clexit.net
Rosevale   Qld Australia
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 Further Reading:

42 American organisations demand that USA exit the Paris Climate Treaty:

https://americanpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/rom42groupstoPresidentTrumponParisCl imateTreaty8May2017.pdf?mc_cid=c823f0ccf2&mc_eid=cf466a8b6f

The Legal and Economic Case Against the Paris Climate Treaty:
http://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/christopher-horner-legal-and-economic.html

Paris Climate Agreement – President Trump should take us out:
http://principia-scientific.org/agreement-paris-climate-agreement/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+psintl+%28Principia+Scientific+Intl+-+Current+News%29

Bonn Climate Conference Demands an Extra $300 billion:
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/05/15/un-bonn-climate-conference-demand-300-billion/

Final Quote:
“Believing carbon dioxide is the planet’s climate control knob is pretty close to believing in magic.”
– Dr. Richard Lindzen

Disclosure:

Viv Forbes has Tertiary qualifications in geology, physics and chemistry and experience in coal, oil, gas, grazing, investment analysis, cycles and mineral economics and has written widely on energy, climate and politics. He holds shares in a small Australian coking coal exporter which will benefit if the war on hydro-carbons sends more Australian industries to Asia.

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Winter weather advisory for Cascades

IceAgeNow - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 20:38

This seems seems to be the winter that never ends, says KING 5 News.

16 May 2017 – A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Washington Cascades until this evening, with accumulating snow as low as Snoqualmie Pass.

“While it’s not unusual to see May snow in the Cascades, it is somewhat rare to see accumulating snow this low this late in the year. The  Cascade passes could see 1-4 inches of slushy snowfall. Above 4,500 feet, the totals will be closer to 6-12 inches.

http://www.king5.com/weather/blog/cascades-experience-fresh-mountain-snow-today/440137492

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link


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Moscow – Coldest May since 1918

IceAgeNow - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:38

In Moscow the average temperature over the last 17 days is 8.5 ° C.

On some days in May, negative temperature anomalies reached 9-10ºC below average. In recent days the average temperature “behind” the standard of 6.1ºC.

This makes it the coldest May in Moscow since 1918.

Records in Moscow have been kept since 1879.

http://hmn.ru/index.php?index=1&ts=170518110240

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link


 

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More than 2½ ft of snow in Nye, Montana

IceAgeNow - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:31

Major spring snowstorm hammers several states. 

Here are a few snowfall totals:

• Colorado: 42 inches near Allenspark; 26.2 inches at Breckenridge; 7.5 inches south of Ft. Collins

• Idaho: 11.0 inches near Pierce; 9.0 inches near Red River Hot Springs

Montana: 31 inches near Nye; 6 inches in Bozeman; 4.5 inches in east Missoula

Nebraska: 2.0 inches near Harrison

South Dakota: 4.4 inches near Lead; 0.6 inches in Rapid City

Utah: 7.2 inches at Alta; 5.0 inches near Smithfield

Wyoming: 32.2 inches about 21 miles west of Cheyenne; 20.0 inches near Lander; 17.0 inches at Teton Pass; 8 inches in Laramie; 14.0 inches south of Casper

https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/winter-storm-valerie-rockies-snow-forecast-mid-may-2017

Thanks to H.B. Schmidt for this link


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Twenty inches of snow for parts of Newfoundland and Labrador

IceAgeNow - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:14

Also frost advisories for parts of southern Ontario and southern Quebec.

19 May 2017 – Snowfall warning for Cartwright to Black Tickle, Eagle River, Norman Bay to Lodge Bay and Red Bay to L’Anse-au-Clair regions

Snowfall amounts of 25 to 50 cm (9.8″ to 19.7″) expected by Sunday morning.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl32#628473771867240123201705190507ww1777cwhx (also nl35, nl24 and nl31 in the address link for the other affected areas)

Snowfall warning for Green Bay – White Bay, Northern Peninsula East and Port Saunders and the Straits regions

Snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl10#73324775558180169201705190507ww1676cwhx (also nl18 and nl4 in the address link for the other affected areas)

 

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for these links


 

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Fierce polar blast in New Zealand

IceAgeNow - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:06

Along with monster 6m swells and 12m waves.

19 May 2017 – Snow has started falling across the South Island and gale-force winds have toppled trees and power lines as a fierce polar blast takes hold.

Up to 20cm (8 inches) of snow is expected in southern Otago and Southland hills.

Some alpine roads are expected to be impassable with snow falling down to 200m today and near sea level in Dunedin.

In Alexandra, temperatures are set to drop below -2C.

Fierce gales are battering eastern regions and monster 6m swells will pound the country’s western coastline today. The MetService said the biggest waves could easily double to 12m in height – and be incredibly powerful.

Full details http://bit.ly/SWWarnings

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11858852

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links


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Record snowfall shuts down interstate highway in Wyoming

IceAgeNow - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 19:13

 

Wyoming’s Heaviest Late-Spring Storm in 74 Years

19 May 2017 – Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 30 from Laramie to Cheyenne, Wyoming were closed in both directions Thursday night and early Friday morning due to heavy snow.

I-80 in Wyoming on 18 May 2017 – Photo courtesy Wyoming Dept of Transportation

A record 11 inches of snow fell in Cheyenne on Thursday.

The last time Cheyenne experienced such a significant snow event this late in spring was about 67 years ago, when Harry Truman was president, the Weather Channel said.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/05/19/three-feet-snow-wallops-rockies/101871406/

https://twitter.com/wydot1/status/865240225517260803/photo/1

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine, H.B. Schmidt and Dean Koehler for these links


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