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  • Oymyakon: Coldest settlement on earth hit -62C - then the thermometer broke

    01/16/2018 7:41:20 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 15, 2018 | Claire Toureille
    This Siberian village's thermometer broke last night because of how cold it was. Oymyakon, in the Siberian region of Yakutia, is the coldest inhabited village on Earth. Each winter, it records some of the world's lowest temperatures and the town seems frozen in time. On 14 January, Oymyakon got so cold, its brand new thermometer broke after reaching a mind numbing -62C, reports the Siberian Times. In comparison, the only other places to get this cold or colder are unpopulated areas of Antarctica. But locals have reported temperatures far colder than the official -62C on their properties, thanks to their...
  • The Day After Christmas 75% Of US Sees Freezing Temperatures

    12/26/2017 4:49:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 26, 2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    It’s the day after Christmas and millions of Americans across the lower 48 states have experienced temperatures at or below freezing. Tuesday morning saw low temperatures across the continental U.S., according to Weather.us meteorologist Ryan Maue. Millions of Americans already experienced a white Christmas Day, including Erie, Pennsylvania where they got a record 53 inches of snow over a two-day period Ryan Maue | weather.us ✔ @RyanMaue Tuesday morning (Dec 26) the avg temperature across Lower 48 was 18°F. 75% at/below freezing 20% at/below 0°F Coldest snapshot of day at 8:15 AM EST 2:15 PM - Dec 26, 2017 From...
  • Cosmic Rays, Solar Activity Have Much Greater Impact On Earths Climate Than Models Suggest

    12/25/2017 8:59:19 AM PST · by pa_dweller · 48 replies
    The Australian ^ | 19/12/17 | Graham Lloyd
    Lead author, Henrik Svensmark, from The Technical University of Denmark has long held that climate models had greatly underestimated the impact of solar activity. He says the new research identified the feedback mechanism through which the suns impact on climate was varied. Professor Svensmarks theories on solar impact have caused a great deal of controversy within the climate science community and the latest findings are sure to provoke new outrage. He does not dispute that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have a warming impact on the climate. But his findings present a challenge to estimates of how...
  • The Sun Is Going DARK: No Sunspots For 96 Days; Ice Age Approaches

    12/19/2017 7:24:00 AM PST · by blam · 154 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-19-2017
    NASAs own data is showing that the star our globe revolves around is dimming. With no sunspots reported in 96 days, the sun is going dark and the evidence could point to an approaching ice age. As the sun gets successively more blank with each day, due to lack of sunspots, it is also dimming, says the website Watts Up With That? According to data from NASAs Spaceweather, so far in 2017, 96 days (27%) of the days observing the sun have been without sunspots. Today at Cape Canaveral, SpaceXlaunched a new sensor to the International Space Station named TSIS-1....
  • Ice age caves discovered underneath city of Montreal

    12/06/2017 5:37:10 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    For years, Mr Le Blanc and Mr Caron, both members of the Quebec Speleological Society, believed there must be another set of caves connected to Saint-Lonard Cavern near Parc Pie XII in the Saint-Lonard neighbourhood of Montreal, but they did not know exactly where. Then in 2014, the pair got their first inkling o f what might be underneath when dowsing rods - a stick used to search for groundwater - found a small fissure in the ground. ... So far, they've explored about 150 metres of the passageway, all while doing precise surveying for the city to make sure...
  • NASA Discovers Mantle Plume Almost as Hot as Yellowstone Supervolcano That's Melting Antarctica

    11/09/2017 3:47:05 AM PST · by smileyface · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Nov 8, 2017 | Hannah Osborne
    A mantle plume producing almost as much heat as Yellowstone supervolcano appears to be melting part of West Antarctica from beneath. Researchers at NASA have discovered a huge upwelling of hot rock under Marie Byrd Land, which lies between the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea, is creating vast lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. The presence of a huge mantle plume could explain why the region is so unstable today, and why it collapsed so quickly at the end of the last Ice Age, 11,000 years ago.
  • Life on Earth was nearly doomed by too little CO2

    07/02/2017 9:38:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | June 30, 2017 | Guest Essay by Dennis T. Avery
    During the last ice age, too little atmospheric carbon dioxide almost eradicated mankindGuest Essay by Dennis T. AveryAside from protests by Al Gore, Leonardo Di Caprio and friends, the public didnt seem to raise its CO2 anguish much above the Russians-election frenzy when Trump exited the Paris Climate Accords.Statistician Bjorn Lomborg had already pointed out that the Paris CO2 emission promises would cost $100 trillion dollars that no one has, and make only a 0.05 degree difference in Earths 2100 AD temperature. Others say perhaps a 0.2 degree C (0.3 degrees F) difference, and even that would hold only...
  • When Too Little CO2 Nearly Doomed Humanity

    06/04/2017 6:38:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2017 | Dennis Avery
    Aside from the expected protests of Al Gore and Leonard Di Caprio, the public didnt seem to raise its CO2 anguish much above the Russians-election frenzy the media already had going. Statistician Bjorn Lomborg has already pointed out that the Paris CO2 emissions cuts would make only a 0.05 degree C difference in earths 2100 AD temperature. And thats in the unlikely event that all parties actually kept their pledges. During the last Ice Age, however, too little CO2 in the air almost eradicated mankind. Thats when the much-colder water in the oceans sucked most of the CO2 from the...
  • An Inconvenient Truth About the First Peoples

    04/11/2017 7:19:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-11-17 | MOTUS
    Did you see this? Scientists say an ancient settlement discovered in Western Canada predates the pyramids.Triquet Island on B.C.s Central Coast An ancient village believed to be one of the oldest human settlements ever found in North America has been discovered during an excavation on a remote island in British Columbia. The village, which is estimated to be 14,000 years old, has been found on a rocky spit on Triquet Island, about 500 kilometres northwest of Victoria, Canada. It is estimated the village is older than Egypts pyramids. And according the CBC the find supports the oral history of the...
  • Found: One of the Oldest North American Settlements

    04/06/2017 8:49:55 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 19 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 4/5/17 | Brigit Katz
    The oral history of the Heiltsuk Nation, an Aboriginal group based on the Central Coast of British Columbia, tells of a coastal strip of land that did not freeze during the ice age, making it a place of refuge for early inhabitants of the territory. As Roshini Nair reports for the CBC, a recent archaeological discovery attests to an ancient human presence in the area associated with the tradition. While digging on British Columbias Triquet Island, archaeologists unearthed a settlement that dates to the period of the last ice age. The archaeological team, supported by the Hakai Institute, sifted through...
  • Cold extermination: One of greatest mass extinctions was due to an ice age

    03/07/2017 8:42:06 AM PST · by conejo99 · 24 replies
    Science News ^ | 03/06/2017 | Universit de Genve
    Earth has known several mass extinctions over the course of its history. One of the most important happened at the Permian-Triassic boundary 250 million years ago. Over 95% of marine species disappeared and, up until now, scientists have linked this extinction to a significant rise in Earth temperatures. But researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, working alongside the University of Zurich, discovered that this extinction took place during a short ice age which preceded the global climate warming.
  • Portions of Highway 89 buried under 30 feet of snow near Emerald Bay

    01/17/2017 8:19:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 61 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17th, 2017 | By Cathy Locke
    A 4-mile section of Highway 89 on either side of Emerald Bay remains closed, with some sections buried in up to 30 feet of snow, according to the California Department of Transportation. Caltrans maintenance crews are working to clear the highway, but with more storms expected this week, the highway wont reopen until an extended period of dry weather allows workers to safely clear the area of snow and debris, according to a Caltrans news release. Motorists traveling between the south shore of Lake Tahoe and the north or west shore will have to use Highway 50 and Highway 28....
  • The Next Little Ice Age Is Already Here, Russian Scientist Claims

    10/31/2016 10:56:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/31/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A new study by a prominent Russian astrophysicist claims the new Little Ice Age started at the end of 2015 due to low solar activity, kicking off decades of deep cooling in the latter half of the 21st Century. As a result, the Earth has, and will continue to have, a negative average annual energy balance and a long-term adverse thermal condition, Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov, who is the head of space research for the Pulkovo Observatory at the Russian Academy of Sciences, wrote in a recent study. The quasi-centennial epoch of the new Little Ice Age has started at the...
  • New Calculations Melt Old Ice-Age Theory

    09/15/2016 8:16:35 AM PDT · by fishtank · 19 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept 2016 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    New Calculations Melt Old Ice-Age Theory by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * Resources Earth Sciences Resources Ice Age In 1976, the journal Science published a paper titled "Variations in the Earth's Orbit: Pacemaker of the Ice Ages."1 This paper seemed to confirm a particular explanation for the dozens of ice ages which secular scientists claim to have occurred within the past 2.6 million years.2 Known as the Milankovitch (or astronomical) theory, this model is currently the dominant secular explanation for these supposed ice ages. For this reason, this paper is an icon in the field of paleoclimatology, the study...
  • Doomsday looming as Sun goes blank sparking ice age fears

    06/28/2016 6:43:48 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 73 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 28th June 2016 | Joshua Nevett
    Astonishing images from NASA reveal no visible sunspots are currently visible on its surface. This has caused the star to go into "cue call" mode having entered its quietest period for more than a century, Vencore Weather claims. Decreased activity is not unusual as solar activity changes the volatile star's surface in 11-year cycles, astronomers say. But researchers are warning this current cycle could have a devastating impact on Earth's atmosphere, possibly ushering in a second ice age, similar to the one which began in 1645. Paul Dorian of Vencore Weather says the blank Sun is a sign that the...
  • Greenpeace co-founder pens treatise on the positive effects of CO2 says there is no crisis

    06/20/2016 6:59:33 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Watts up With That ^ | 6/20/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Dr. Patrick Moore sent me this last week, and after reading it, I agree with him in his initial note to me that This is probably the most important paper I will ever write. Moore looks at the historical record of CO2 in our atmosphere and concludes that we came dangerously close to losing plant life on Earth about 18,000 years ago, when CO2 levels approached 150 ppm, below which plant life cant sustain photosynthesis. He notes: A 140 million year decline in CO2 to levels that came close to threatening the survival of life on Earth can hardly be...
  • Mystery invaders conquered Europe at the end of last ice age

    03/23/2016 6:35:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    New Scientist ^ | February 4, 2016 | Colin Barras
    Europe went through a major population upheaval about 14,500 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, according to DNA from the bones of hunter-gatherers. Ancient DNA studies published in the last five years have transformed what we know about the early peopling of Europe. The picture they paint is one in which successive waves of immigration wash over the continent, bringing in new people, new genes and new technologies. These studies helped confirm that Europe's early hunter-gatherers - who arrived about 40,000 years ago - were largely replaced by farmers arriving from the Middle East about 8000...
  • Did Humans Kill Huge Animals in Snowmass 50,000 Years Ago?

    02/19/2016 1:40:44 AM PST · by SteveH · 31 replies
    Aspen Journalism ^ | July 3, 2013 | Allan Best
    Do earthquakes explain all those mastodon bones at Snowmass? Not likely, say scientists, although they haven’t completely shelved the idea. And did humans kill a mammoth 50,000 years ago and then cache the meat for later use? Circumstantial evidence of rocks intermixed with bones suggests that was the case. If so, it would rank as one of the major scientific discoveries of the decade, putting people on the North American continent some 36,000 years earlier than what is now generally agreed upon by archaeologists. That intriguing idea also remains on the shelf, just beyond touch for lack of corroborating evidence.
  • Gov. Cuomo issues travel ban as killer blizzard wallops New York; storm could be one of five worst

    01/23/2016 9:50:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/23/16 | Meg Wagner
    Gov. Cuomo issued a travel ban Saturday, shutting down roads and some train service as a killer blizzard bears down on New York City. New York City and state roads will close to all traffic except emergency responders at 2:30 p.m. Metro-North and Long Island Railroad service will stop at 4:00 p.m., the governor said. MTA will also shutter service for exterior subway routes at 4 p.m., Cuomo said. The massive blizzard will go down as one of the five worst in city history, Mayor de Blasio said Saturday. The storm - which killed at least nine people as it...
  • Blame The Flintstones? Early Man Caused Global Warming, Study Says

    01/20/2016 11:02:52 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-20-2016 | Fox News
    January 20, 2016 FoxNews.com The world’s first farmers and their slash-and-burn agriculture may have set off global warming. A new analysis of ice-core climate data, archaeological evidence and ancient pollen samples is being used to suggest farming some 7,000 years ago helped put the brakes on a natural cooling process of the global climate, possibly contributing the warmer climate seen today. But the study is expected to raise a few eyebrows, given there were far fewer people on Earth back then and industrialization -- and the coal-fired power plants that come with it -- was still a long ways off....