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A powerful eruption took place at Alaska’s Bogoslof volcano on May 28, 2017. It was the second powerful eruption after more than months of relative calm. Aviation Color Code was raised to Red.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported a powerful explosive eruption started at Bogoslof volcano at 22:16 UTC on May 28 and lasted about 50 minutes. “Satellite images and pilot reports indicate that the cloud reached at least 10.7 km (35 000 feet), and possibly as high as 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level.”
“An observer on Unalaska Island reported seeing a large white-gray mushroom cloud form over Bogoslof, with ash fall out to the west. Winds in the area are currently to the northwest,” AVO added.
H/t reader squodgy:
“A couple more like this and the trigger is pulled for the downturn.
Already Iceland is repotting clusters of seismic unrest at three volcanoes, and Southern Chile has more.”
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In Jack London’s famous short story, “To Build A Fire,” a man freezes to death because he underestimates the cold in America’s far north and cannot build a proper fire. The unnamed man—a chechaquo, what Alaska natives call newcomers—is accompanied by a wolf-dog that knows the danger of the cold and is wholly indifferent to the fate of the man. “This man did not know cold. Possibly, all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold 107 degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited the knowledge.”
I know that they’ve found an oil field in Alaska (many years ago) that would provide the U.S. easily with enough oil for the next 200 years!!!
A small company just announced that it has made a “world-class” oil discovery in Alaska, which could be the largest find in the state in years.
Caelus Energy LLC, a small company backed by private equity, says that it has discovered oil on Alaska’s northern coast. The field could hold as much as 6 billion barrels of oil, with about 1.8 to 2.4 billion barrels considered to be recoverable. If that is the case, the discovery would instantly raise Alaska’s statewide recoverable oil reserve base by about 80 percent.
But producing the oil will not be easy. Drilling must take place in the winter. To drill the field, the tentative plan would be to build manmade islands to drill through. Oil produced in the shallow water of Smith Bay will need to be moved somehow. Caelus will have to build an $800 million pipeline that travels 125 miles, connecting to an existing pipeline system in Prudhoe Bay.
Unusual to say the least with all the news articles saying its the warmest year ever and now 8 Inches of August Snow for Alaska, Record Cold Europe, Snow pack Remains Scotland & UK up to 20 meters/60 feet deep.
Twente coldest ever recorded in August 0C http://www.nltimes.nl/2016/08/11/over…
Record Cold Trondheim Norway https://iceagenow.info/record-cold-no…
Jul 18, 2016
“Record Warm” temperatures in Alaska are not records after all, it has been warmer by 1C in the last few years, also it was warmer in 1815 followed by a drastic drop in temperatures. We are repeating a cycle, forests are being found under glaciers that are now retreating. NASA changes temperature record in Nuuk, Greenland and Iceland to remove 1940’s warm spike.
Record Heat Alaska http://mashable.com/2016/07/14/deadho…
Warmer Alaska Before https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2…
H/t reader squodgy:
I’ve been searching for three years to establish if “something going on in the Pacific” is really affecting the Salmon catches in Alaska.
Now, at last the Alasks Department of Fish & Game report clearly shows a dramatic drop in catches and expected catches as well as a 10% drop in average sizes.
Of course, fudging the problem by changing zone sizes, blaming ocean temperature and increased meltwater have the required effect of making the elephant in the room invisible again.
Just maybe, these excuses have a common source……FUKUSHIMA.”
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Crop Losses Follow
Rare Snowstorms abound across the planet. Mid-June and every continent received snow across both hemispheres. Record snows in Argentina/Chile, New York state, Russia, China, Finland
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Winter – WINTER – storm watch. On June 9.
Not sure how unusual this is, but it sure doesn’t look like global warming.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK… JUN 9 2016
NORTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE- INCLUDING… ANAKTUVUK PASS… ATIGUN PASS… GALBRAITH LAKE… SAGWON…FRANKLIN BLUFFS
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING…
Homer, Alaska — Joseph Gabryszak, 32, of Homer, Alaska was arrested earlier this year after he was found to be in possession of $1.5 million worth of marijuana.
The trouble began for Gabryszak on February 12, 2016, when Alaska’s State Drug Enforcement Unit raided a 4,500 square-foot building leased to Gabryszak and found 1,000 plants that allegedly contained around 6,000 ounces of marijuana, according to a local report by Homer News.
Watch the video here:
As he walked on a beach in the western Prince William Sound town of Whittier, seabird biologist David Irons was startled when he saw hundreds of white lumps on the black rock beach.
They were dead seabirds, in what he would discover were likely record numbers, a sign the ecosystem was being troubled by abnormally warm ocean water.
The dead birds, common murres that had starved, were lined up and left where the tide had dropped them on the shore.
“We have never found close to 8,000 birds on a 1-mile long beach before,” Irons said of his early January discovery. “It is an order of magnitude larger than any records that I am aware of.”
H/t reader squodgy:
“Let’s see what this little blast brings….
Click on the GIF & wait till the big curl completes & see the transmission.”
A large pulse of RF (radio frequency) has been unintentionally detected coming out of Alaska by the MIMIC microwave background imagery satellite composite feed.
Screenshots: Thanks to Barbara M. for catching this!
– “Mind-blowing” die off of seabirds underway from California to Alaska — Experts: “This is unprecedented… Worst I’ve ever seen… Why they’re dying, I’m still baffled” — “Every bird we’re seeing is starving to death… Basically withering away” — “Catastrophic molting” due to unknown cause (VIDEO):
San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 15, 2015 (emphasis added): [T]housands of common murres… have been found dead… “all signs point to starvation from a lack of forage fish,” [Marine ecologist Kirsten Lindquist] said, adding that the same problem has been documented along the Oregon, Washington and Alaska coastlines… many endemic marine birds and mammals are suffering.
International Bird Rescue, Sep 22, 2015: An unprecedented number of exhausted, hungry seabirds continue to flood International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay Center… The sight of so many starving seabirds has raised red flags among seabird scientists…