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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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Flooding on I-5 in California – Video

IceAgeNow - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:43

This video was shot near Williams, California on Feb 18.

 

“Whoops. “If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair” needs to be changed to  “If you’re going to San Francisco be sure to wear a life jacket,” says reader Stephen Bird.

“Of course it will only get worse as global cooling accelerates.”

 

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Residents flee northern California town – Video

IceAgeNow - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:33

Flooding reduces traffic on Interstate I-5 to one lane each way.

For a time, the small town of Maxwell was completely underwater.

Residents were  forced to flee in the middle of the night

Thanks to Stephen Bird for this video

“Of course it will only get worse as global cooling accelerates,” says Stephen.

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The New Religion – Video

IceAgeNow - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:41

AGW – For many students, that’s all they’ve heard for their entire lives.

 

Impervious to reason and reality, followers of the Green Gospel turn a blind eye to all else. Featuring Dr. Robert Balling, Arizona State University, USA.

This is just as true today as when it first published in 2009.

Thanks to Jay Hope for this video

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Afghanistan- “Unprecedented heavy snow” kills at least 25

IceAgeNow - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 19:34

The deaths came more than a week after more than 100 people died due to heavy snowfall across the country, according to an official.

Northern Faryab province bore the brunt of freezing temperatures and heavy snow on Sunday. Kohistan district was the worst hit.

“We can confirm that 25 people have died in this unprecedented heavy snow,” said Ammanullah Zafar, director for security in Faryab.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/afghan-snowstorms-death-toll-jumps-170219140123383.html

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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Kazachstan – Rescuing people held captive by the snow

IceAgeNow - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 17:30

“Trump is right calling the MSM Fake News,” says reader.
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19 Feb 2017 –  Roads in Almaty, Karaganda and East Kazakhstan oblasts are paralyzed because of the snowstorm.

Road closures are place on many highways, including Usharal – Dostyk, 83 to 184 km, the site of the village Koktuma to Dostyk village.

In Karaganda region, the road “Almaty – Yekaterinburg” section is closed to all modes of transport. It is reported that no trucks will be able to pass on pats of “Charsk-Bakyrchik”, “Semey-Russian border”, “Borodulikha-Zhezkent”.

In the South-Kazakhstan region, parts of a road of regional significance “Koshkarata – Zharykbas – Birlik” (77-144 kilometers) are closed

In Akmola region it has been necessary to evacuate people held captive by the snow. This was announced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan CSF Ruslan Imankulov transmits NUR.KZ.

Today, 20 passenger cars containing about 35 people were stranded in snowdrifts in the Korgalzhyn district on the Republican road Astana-Korgalzhyn Reserve Korgalzhyn- 170 km.

Work is underway to evacuate them. However, the strong snowstorm poor visibility have hampered the rescue.

https://www.nur.kz/1414129-v-akmolinskoy-oblasti-iz-snezhnogo-ple.html

It looks like a LOT more than 20 cars are trapped (see photos):
https://i.onthe.io/pogudx7m0fvnhg059.45efca8d.jpg

http://nash-sport.com/2017/02/19/zakriti-dorogi-v-2-h-oblastyah-respubliki.html

Photo:
http://static.zakon.kz/uploads/posts/2017-02/2017021619513027062_20161210153923.jpg

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

“In the Dutch MSM wildfires in Australia are headline news., says Argiris. “Blizzards in Kazachstan are not in the news. Trump is right calling the MSM Fake News.”

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Physicist – CO2 does not cause climate change, it RESPONDS to it – Video

IceAgeNow - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 17:01

More CO2 would actually help the planet , says Professor William Happer of Princeton University.  CO2 can actually be beneficial to an ecosystem rather than a burden

Highlights of the video:

Is there a correlation between CO2 and temperature?

Happer: “Yes. (However), temperature always changes first, and CO2 follows.”

Host: (2:39 into the video):  “Has there been any global increase in temperature since 1998?”

Happer’s clear and simple answer: “No.”

Happer (3:48 in): A thousand parts per million (ppm) of CO2 would actually help the planet.

How? Because agricultural productivity would go up.

Several thousand ppm in greenhouses

Happer: “if you look around the world, many greenhouse operators put several thousand parts per million into their greenhouses.

Host: “Would there be any negative effects on humans from breathing a trhousand parts per million?

Happer: “No, absolutely not.” Our primate ancestors were here roughly 70 to 80 million years ago when CO2 levels were 3,000 parts per million. That’s when we evolved. “So it was ten times what it is now.”

Happer: “We also let our sailors in submarines live in atmospheres that are several thousand parts per million.”

Glacier Bay glaciers disappeared long before any increase in CO2

Happer (6:20 in): “The glaciers in Alaska’s Glacier Bay are all gone. They disappeared in  the 1800s.”

Happer: “In fact, that was one of the most famous trips of John Muir. Muir, the founder of the Sierra Club, was visiting Glacier Bay in 1879, and he pointed out all the glaciers were gone. That was long before there was any increase of CO2.”

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Professor Happer and former astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt co-authored an article entitled “In Defense of Carbon Dioxide,” published in The Wall Street Journal in mid 2013. The above interview, in 2014, came as a result of that article.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323528404578452483656067190

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New Zealand Apple Shortage – Video

IceAgeNow - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 13:35

“Too many cold and overcast days.”

Thanks to the slow start to summer, supermarkets were struggling to fill their shelves with apples last month. Apples are normally available all year round in New Zealand.


Orchardist Steve Meyrick said three weeks of cooler weather compared to last year had pushed harvesting out.

Note: This article on tvnz.co.nz came out about a month ago. Can anyone in New Zealand tell us how the apple crop is doing today?

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/all-apples-supermarkets-struggling-fill-their-shelves?gclid=CJung5Dn_9ECFdMDKgodTjIByg

Thanks to Ole Jensen for this link

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More than 46 feet of snow in Nevada

IceAgeNow - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:23

Here’s a list of the snowiest ski resorts in North America.

Mt Rose, Nevada tops the list with 558 inches (46¼ft, or 1417 cm) of snow. That’s almost 5 stories deep!

Deer Valley, Utah comes in last, with “only” 324 inches (27 ft) of snow.

Top 20 Snowiest Ski Resorts In North America This Season [2016/2017]

Thanks to Dave Urwin for this link

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1 to 2 ft of snow for parts of Quebec

IceAgeNow - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:08

Areas of Quebec north of New Brunswick and along the Gulf of St. Lawrence could get buried.

MANITOBA

16 February 2017
Freezing rain warning for many areas:

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?mb34#2056360472088137487201702160501ww1272cwwg (also mb33 and mb31 in the address link for the other affected areas)

NEW BRUNSWICK

Winter storm warning for Fundy National Park, Kent County, Kouchibouguac National Park and Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick regions

Total snowfall accumulation between 15 and 30 cm (5.9″ to 11.8″) expected. Highest amounts over southeastern New Brunswick.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nb17#1931109551426374820201702140506ww1474cwhx (also nb10, nb11 and nb16 in the address link for the other affected areas)

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Blizzard warning for Hopedale and vicinity, Postville – Makkovik, Rigolet and vicinity and Upper Lake Melville regions

Total snowfall 20 to 35 cm (7.9″ to 13.7″) expected.

 

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl34#192410364408933855201702150507ww1777cwhx (also nl22, nl33 and nl26 in the address link for the other affected areas)

Blizzard warning for Nain and vicinity region

Snowfall 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl23#93040689120145007201702160507ww1777cwhx

NUNAVUT

Blizzard warning for Gjoa Haven and Resolute regions.

 

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu8#200041770313242479201702130501ww1474cwnt

 

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu11#924079571284503778201702140501ww1575cwnt

QUEBEC

Winter storm warning for Forillon National Park – Gaspé area, Percé area, Grande-Rivière – Cascapédia area, Mont-Albert area, Murdochville area, Matane, Grande-Vallée area and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts area regions

Heavy snowfall expected. Total amounts of 30 to 70 centimetres (11.8″ to 27.6″) as well as blowing snow will be associated with this storm. These poor conditions will persist Friday.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc38#800095571313098798201702150504ww1070cwul (also qc34, qc32 and qc33 in the address link for the other affected areas)

SASKATCHEWAN

Freezing rain warning for Fond-du-Lac, Stony Rapids and Black Lake, Southend – Brabant Lake – Kinoosao, Uranium City – Camsell Portage and Wollaston Lake – Collins Bay regions

Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?sk30#211805617764996709201702160501ww1474cwwg (also sk28, sk31 and sk29 in the address link for the other affected areas)

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

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

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National Weather Service Data System Crashes During A Blizzard

IceAgeNow - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 15:50

Outage lasted 2½ half hours, right as New England was being pummeled by a blizzard, according to an NWS press statement released on February 13. 

Heads Up – There is a national data outage affecting all NWS offices. Our products might be delayed this afternoon. 11:35 AM – 13 Feb 2017

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Both the primary and backup routers at the National Weather Service‘s Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System Network Control Facility (AWIPS) failed for the first time this week.

See entire article:
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/02/national-weather-service-data-system-went-down-during-a-blizzard-this-week/

Thanks to Kevin A for this link

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Record lows in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

IceAgeNow - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:28

One record dates back to 1955. Also extreme cold – down to -67 F.

NEW BRUNSWICK

Issued by Environment Canada

The following stations set a daily minimum temperature record on February 12, 2017:

Bas Caraquet
New record of -25.4 C (-13.7 F)
Old record of -24.5 C (-12.1 F) set in 1993
Records in this area have been kept since 1964

Bouctouche
New record of -27.8 C (-18.0 F)
Old record of -27.2 C (-17.0 F) set in 1973
Records in this area have been kept since 1965

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

 

Summerside
New record of -26.6 C (-15.9 F)
Old record of -25.0 C (-13.0 F) set in 1955
Records in this area have been kept since 1898

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

NEW BRUNSWICK

The following station set a daily minimum temperature record on February 11, 2017:

Grand Manan
New record of -22.2 C (-8.0 F)
Old record of -21.9C (-7.4 F) set in 2005
Records in this area have been kept since 1883

 

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

BRITISH COLUMBIA

11 February 2017 –  Winter storm warning for North Coast – inland sections region

Total snowfall amounts near Stewart are forecast to reach 30 to 50 cm (11.8″ to 19.7″) by Sunday afternoon.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc9#1246303881084760540201702110502ww1171cwvr

Blizzard warning for South Klondike Highway – Yukon border to White Pass region

Total snowfall accumulation of 30 cm (11.8″) or more are expected with wind gusts to 90 km/h (55.9 mph) creating near zero visibility in blowing snow. The snow and winds will begin to ease after midnight as the system moves to the east.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc52#15827030361572579201702110502ww1979cwvr

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Extreme Cold Warning for South Delta Region including Ft. McPherson – Tsiigehtchic and Tuktoyaktuk – East Channel Region

The coldest wind chill values will be between minus 50 C and minus 55C (-59 F to -67 F).

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nt26#42156705932521956201702110501ww1272cwnt (also nt23 in the address link for the Tuktoyaktuk – East Channel Region warning)

NUNAVUT

Extreme Cold Warning for Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk and Taloyoak regions

The coldest wind chill values will be between minus 55 C and minus 60 C (-67 F to -76 F).

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu7#1511482001795014178201702100501ww1474cwnt (also nu8, nu10, nu6 and nu9 in the address link for the other affected areas)

Extreme Cold Warning for Hall Beach region

Temperatures around the -40 C (-40 F) mark combined with 15-20 km/h (9.3 to 12.4 mph) winds will result in wind chill values near -55 C (-67 F).

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu25#202440568668939444201702100501ww1676cwnt

Extreme Cold Warning for Coral Harbour region

Temperatures near -42 C (-43.6 F) combined with northwest winds of 15 km/h (9.3 mph) are producing wind chill values around -57 C (-70.6 F) in Coral Harbour this evening.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu4#121289451764047864201702120501ww1373cwnt

ONTARIO

Snowfall warning for many, many areas (see links)

Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) is expected.

 

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on34#75837044658084746201702110503ww1171cwto (also on27, on26, on44, on43 and on10 in the address link for the other affected areas)

 

 

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on10#80242462658084746201702110503ww1171cwto (also on41, on6, on48, on43 and qc68 in the address link for the other affected areas)

QUEBEC

Snowfall warning in effect for many, many areas (see link):

Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm (5.9″ to 7.9″) is expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc44#155531263452710195201702110504ww1070cwul (also qc45, qc43, qc63, qc64, qc52, qc67, qc65, qc58 and qc66 in the address link for the other affected areas)

YUKON

Blizzard warning for South Klondike Highway – Carcross to B.C. bdy region

Total snowfall accumulation of 30 cm (11.8″) or more are expected with wind gusts to 90 km/h (55.9 mph) creating near zero visibility in blowing snow.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?yt10#15827030361572579201702110502ww1979cwvr

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

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for these links

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Record snowfall in Maine

IceAgeNow - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 02:42

Not just for the day, but for the entire month of February – and it’s only the 17th.

Less than 2½ weeks into the month, Sunday River and Sugarloaf—Maine’s two largest ski areas —are reporting record snowfall totals for the month of February.

 

According to snowindustrynews.com, Sunday River reported 24 inches (60 cm) of new snow in the past 24 hours, while Sugarloaf reported 14 inches.

Both resorts have seen more than 4 feet of snowfall in the past week alone.

https://www.snowindustrynews.com/articles/record-february-snowfall-at-sunday-river-and-sugarloaf/

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

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Very heavy snowfall in eastern Quebec

IceAgeNow - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:55

More than one meter (39 inches) in some areas. Almost 4 ft in others.


Environment Canada – Friday 17 February 2017.

Summary of the snowfall in centimetres

Gaspé Airport 32 (12.6″)
Ste Anne-des-monts 30 (11.8″)
Murdocville 100 (39.4″)
Parc de la Gaspésie, Auberge des chics chocs120 (47.2″)

 

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

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

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Historic snowfall in Cape Breton

IceAgeNow - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:48

More than double previous record.

“Rejoice Cape Breton,” says The Cape Breton Post. “You just witnessed a historic day in terms of snowfall.”

Environment Canada is reporting that 45.7 cm (18 inches) of snow fell in the Sydney area on Monday, February 13. That smashed the previous greatest snowfall mark of 18.8 cm.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/2017/2/14/historic-snowfall-high-reported-on-monday-.html

Thanks to Kevin A for this link

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More snow for Atlantic Canada

IceAgeNow - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:09

More than 2 ft (60 cm) in some areas.

NEW BRUNSWICK

Weather summary for New Brunswick issued by Environment Canada – 16 February 2017.

Snow at times heavy across most of the province associated with this system.

Summary of snowfall in centimetres:

Saint John: 22 (8.7″)
Gagetown: 17 (6.7″)
Moncton: 26 (10.2″)
Fundy Park: 30 (11.8″)
Mechanic Settlement: 25 (9.8″)
Dorchester: 23 (9.1″)
Oak Point: 23 (9.1″)

 

 

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

A major winter storm affected much of Atlantic Canada earlier this week, with blizzard conditions over eastern Newfoundland on Tuesday into Wednesday.

Summary of snowfall in centimetres:

St. John’s-Centre: 66 (26.0″)
Mount Pearl: 63.5 (25.0″)
St. John’s East End: 60 (23.6″)
St. John’s Int’l Airport: 58.0 (22.8″)
Bonavista: 56 (22.0″) (see Note A)
Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s: 48 (18.9″) (approximated)
Seal Cove, Conception Bay South: 47 (18.5″)
Gander Int’l Airport: 35.8 (14.1″)
Lethbridge: 34 (13.4″)
La Scie: 23 (9.1″) (see Note A)
Winterland: 21 (8.3″) (see Note B)
Wreckhouse: 18 (7.1″) (see Note A)

 

NOVA SCOTIA

Summary of snowfall in centimetres:

Yarmouth: 20 (7.9″)
Greenwood: 35 (13.7″)
Tidnish: 22 (8.7″)
Upper Lahave: 27 (10.6″)
Sandy Cove: 25 (9.8″)
Amherst: 20 (7.9″)
Wedgeport: 24 (9.4″)
Argyle: 24 (9.4″)
Tusket: 24 (9.4″)
Port Maitland: 20 (7.9″)
Springfield: 19 (7.5″)
Trafalgar: 16 (6.3″)

 

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

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

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Ottawa – Snowiest winter in nearly a decade, maybe

IceAgeNow - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:01

Up until Feb. 15, Environment Canada had recorded 242.9 cm (just under 8 ft) of snow at the Ottawa International Airport.

This would make it the snowiest winter since 2007-08, when 432.7 cm fell.

Normal snowfall total for the season is 223.5 cm, according to meteorologist Geoff Coulson at Environment Canada.

Seasonal snowfall is measured from the first to last snowflake of the season, roughly from October to April.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-snowiest-winters-1.3985204

Thanks to Kevin A for this link

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742 years from now the Lower Mississippi will be only 1¾ miles long

IceAgeNow - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:49

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. – Mark Twain

“The article about New Zealand Glaciers Advancing is brilliant,” says reader. “In a nutshell it says keep being afraid because we KNOW that there will be more warming.”

“This is the dystopian world of 1984 created by George Orwell – but it’s more subtle than that. The glaciers advanced because it was warm and will retreat because it will be….er…. warm. But they have mathematical models to prove it!

“Crikey – with sufficient incentive I would happily create models to prove anything you want. But it’s not just a modern thing to make outrageous predictions – see “The Dangers of Extrapolation” by Mark Twain.

https://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/twain.htm

Thanks to Gareth for this link

“Keep smiling, because we know that TPTB (The Powers That Be) want you to be miserable,”  says Gareth.

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Turkey – 458 village roads closed due to snow

IceAgeNow - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:00

16 Feb 2017 – After two days of snowfall, 458 village roads were closed in Kastamonu, especially in high altitude districts.

Eight roads were closed in Abana, 13 in Ağlı, 46 in Azdavay, 31 in Bozkurt, 39 in Cide, 35 in Çatalzeytin, 45 in Daday, 48 in Devrenkan, 14, 19 in Hanönü, 4 in İhsangazi, 33 in İnebolu, 31 in Küre, 26 in Pınarbaşı, 15 in Seydiler, 15 in Şenpazar, 15 in Taşköprü and 8 in Tosya.

Teams are continuing their efforts to open closed village roads.

http://www.karar.com/guncel-haberler/kastamonuda-458-koy-yolu-ulasima-kapandi-kastamonu-haberleri-390452
http://682350.static.karar.com/img/682×350/17-02/16/kastamonu.jpg

TRABZON – Snowfall, which started last night and was active throughout the day and continued without interruption and increased its severity after 18:00, caused the cancellation of flights
to Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana and Antalya

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/trabzonda-kar-yagisi-ucak-seferlerini-aksatti-40368166

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

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New Zealand Glaciers Advancing

IceAgeNow - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:35

Scientists are desperately trying to explain it. Turns out (no surprise) that it’s “consistent with human-induced climate change.” 
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New research shows that at least 58 New Zealand glaciers advanced between 1983 and 2008.

Franz Josef Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in New Zealand, advanced nearly continuously during those years. (See love story involving Franz Josef Glacier below.)

New Zealand Glaciers Expanding – Credit Victoria University

The research, conducted by scientists from Victoria University of Wellington and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, was published yesterday (Feb 15) in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

The scientists are desperately trying to explain the glaciers’ growth.

“Glaciers advancing is very unusual—especially in this period when the vast majority of glaciers worldwide shrank in size as a result of our warming world,” says lead-author Associate Professor Andrew Mackintosh from Victoria’s Antarctic Research Centre.

Why did the glaciers advance? Lower temperatures!

“We found that lower temperature caused the glaciers to advance, rather than increased precipitation as previously thought,” said Mackintosh. “These periods of reduced temperature affected the entire New Zealand region, and they were significant enough for the glaciers to re-advance in spite of human-induced climate change.”

“It may seem unusual—this regional cooling during a period of overall global warming—but it’s still consistent with human-induced climate change,” Mackintosh adds.

So there you have it. Looks like humans cause glacial retreat, and humans cause glacial advances. How convenient.

See entire article, entitled “Explaining New Zealand’s unusual growing glaciers”:
https://phys.org/news/2017-02-zealand-unusual-glaciers.html

Thanks to Jay Hope for this info
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A love story

There’s a love story involving Franz Josef glacier.

The Māori name for the glacier is Kā Roimata o Hinehukatere.

The local Māori tribe tell the story of Hinehukatere, a Māori maiden, who was climbing in the mountains with her true love when an avalanche swept him to his death.

Hinehukatere was heart-broken and her grief caused her to cry rivers of tears, which flowed down the mountain and were frozen by the gods.  Her frozen tears stay as a reminder of her grief and give the glacier its name – Kā Roimata o Hinehukatere – The Frozen Tears of Hinehukatere.

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Jackson Hole ski resort closed for 5 days after epic storm

IceAgeNow - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 03:08

Already the snowiest February on record, and the month is barely half over.

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16 Feb 2017 – A vicious storm last week dropped more than 30 inches of snow on the Wyoming ski resort, putting it over the 400-inch mark for the entire season.

The John Moulton Barn and Teton Range – Wikipedia

The resort closed Wednesday after heavy winds snapped power lines all along Highway 390, cutting off all power to Teton Village and more than 4,000 people. The Teton Village was declared in a “state of emergency.”

On Friday, the area officially became a “disaster area” after three of four highways had to be closed, Powder magazine reported.

With safety being the top priority, officials announced that the resort would remain closed until Monday, February 13.

The resort is currently reporting 434 inches (11 meters) of total snowfall for the season, with snow depths of 135 inches (342 cm) on the upper mountain and 91 inches (231 cm) at mid-mountain.

It is already the snowiest February on record at the resort, says ski.com/blog.…And the month is barely half over.

http://www.ski.com/blog/jackson-hole-reports-snowiest-feb-on-record-deepest-snowpack-in-u-s/

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/12/jackson-hole-ski-resort-set-to-re-open-after-ferocious-storm.html

http://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/articles/epic-storm-closes-jackson-hole-for-five-days-w466284

Thanks to Clay Olson and Dan Yoder for these links

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