Skip to comments.Bastardi: "A La Nina That Is King?... More Cold to Follow!"
Posted on 01/21/2011 6:52:40 PM PST by Errant
Video: There are some nasty short- and long-term implications in control of the weather and climate. You and I have nothing to do with it, nor can we control it.
21 Jan 11 - Senior meteorologist Joe Bastardi of accuweather.com put out a great video yesterday explaining why this winter is so much colder than expected. Also, he thinks there may be many more cold winters on the way.
"Global temp falling even faster than I thought," says Bastardi. "There are some nasty short- and long-term implications in control of the weather and climate. You and I have nothing to do with it, nor can we control it."
"This something we have not seen before," Bastardi adds. NASA keeps lowering their sunspot numbers. Sunspots are now near where they were in the early 1800s during the Maunder Minimum.
I'm not saying we're headed into a little ice age, says Bastardi, but "this is alarming."
I firmly believe the long-term climate is going to be colder over the next 30 years, Bastardi warns. This La Nina will return next winter because of the cold PDO. If we're starting out as cold as it is right now, and with a double La Nina, "it's going to be cold all over."
"If this trend continues ... we'd better sit up and take notice!"
Joe Bastardi, the Glenn Beck of weather. LOL
Another reason to get our act together on energy policy that is abundant, and inexpensive.
Screw the environmentalists.
Now ain’t the time fer windmills.
LOL, I really like them both and anyone else devoted to truth in discovery of any subject matter.
You've got that right! We're facing a perfect storm on many fronts including global weather but not from Man's interference (at least as of this post).
We use energy in the summer and the winter for comfort. In the summer, we turn on our air conditioners.
If it gets colder, we’ll use less air conditioning in the summer, thus saving energy.
Plus, God’s in control, so only non-believers should be fretting.
Joe is one of the honest ones ... he just tells it like it is, not like Al Goreghoul wants it to be.
It might be a "wash" in some parts of the world but I don't see a big energy savings for mid latitudes or polar regions.
Worse, disruption of food production might further exacerbate rising food costs and even create severe shortages.
Can I get TWO guesses?? :)
La Nina has finally kicked in here in So Cal looks like a dry January and February.
When one considers that America is a food basket for world consumption, more in some places less in others, it has profound implications that the Northern Hemisphere is cooling. As the winters become longer, food production cycles must adjust, and if the folks planning the planting are still mired int he lies of the democrap party and al goreghoul, they will not only lose their shirts business wise, their faultering food production will be responsible for the deaths of millions! But of course, that reduction in population is but one of the legs of the progressives’ stool for a better world.
>>Sunspots are now near where they were in the early 1800s during the Maunder Minimum.<<
Who was counting sunspots in the early 1800s during the Maunder Minimum?
A branch of The Royal Society?
He's much older that he looks! :)
Nukes. And, we need 100 of them. We need to open every hydrocarbon filed in our territory in the man time. I prefer we go with the land-based oil and gas first. And I would support a $25/bbl tariff on every barrel of imported oil to ensure incentive for the drillers.
But long term it's gotta be nukes.
What’s truly sick, is that the Algor globull warmist cult is now saying that even if it gets really cold, its obviously because of human generated Co2. By their own rules, now, they can’t be wrong, no matter what the outcome. When do the libs finally see a buck naked emperor?
I explained last April about these minimums to my visiting sisters. I told them Congress will try to pass climate change BS before next winter. “They know what’s coming and that will kill their agenda”, they had never heard of it.
Well, here we are. Watch for a significant event Tuesday as this pattern holds.
I would think anyone who spends their days looking at the Sun would be seeing dots with their eyes closed. ~)
The Observatory in Greenwich, England, has been counting sunspots since sometime in the 1500s, I believe.
I believe you mean the Dalton Minimum in the 1800s. John Dalton was looking at the sunspots I believe. Maunder Minimum was a hundred or so years earlier.
Farmers plant according to soil temperature and moisture. They will harvest all night if they have to if the weather report is unfavorable (ie: too wet).
There have been tremendous development of *early* varieties of many vegetables over many years. I am in a microclimate, for example, the puts my land into a different agricultural zone than my location would suggest. I plant a lot of Northern and early varieties because I cannot count on more than 90 days in the growing season. Remember, many plants go dormant if the temperatures get too warm, especially at night. They can just sit there, not advancing at all, even if loaded with fruit. The length of day is important, too. Land that gets the sun later in the morning and loses it earlier in the evening will not get a good crop from varieties that need more and longer growing days.
No matter what happens, I will bet on plant technologists to come up with varieties that do fine in whatever weather/climate we have.
“When do the libs finally see a buck naked emperor?”
The answer is, “because they can’t”. Almost by definition, conservatives believe what they see, and liberals believe what the emperor tells them to believe.
But then I can see from the first two sentences of your post that you know a liberal when you see one.
similar pattern to now.
It is at our house. Wired into our grid supply, if we are not using all of the power generated, the meter runs backwards and we get a check from Entergy for what we have contributed to the grid. I'm actually looking at another windmill, vertical axis.
I would like to remove you from your opinion that farmers might be 'mired in the lies of the democrap party and al goreghoul'. Sigh. Good grief, farmers know how to produce a crop or two, when to do it and what do plant. It is what we do, not only to feed ourselves, but to support our entire existence.
Around here, when its still is when its coldest or warmest. This morning its 1 degree and we have a 5 mph wind.
Let me be the first one to coin this the “Bastardi Minimum”.
That way when DumbBlonde and his/her friends have extra power flowing, everyone else will get a bit of a discount to use it then and store up hot water or whatever. When they don't have power for the grid, people with smart grid appliances might see their washing machines stop for an hour to spread out the load. They will then get the cheaper rates by allowing the electric company to do that.
And could you remind me how the dust bowl arose at least in part from poor farming practices which could not anticipate the length of the drought? ... Thanks, I’m sure you’ll enjoy teaching me about farming in the process.
We’ve come a long way since the dust bowl. Catch up.
With that non sequitur, are you trying to live up to your chosen handle or just seeking to get the last word, as usual?
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