Update 22.10.2016: Ex-Hurrikan NICOLE bringt Schneebombe nach Grönland – 12 Gigatonnen Rekord-Eiszuwachs an einem Tag (s. Grafik).
It’s probably nothing …
Temperature falls to minus 16C.
Average daily temperature below normal by 3 to 5 degrees.
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THE Earth is heading towards another ice age as solar magnetic activity is set to drop by up to 60 per cent in the next 15 years.
Experts say that solar activity as low as it currently is has not been seen since the mini-ice age that took place between 1645 and 1715 – a period known as the Maunder Minimum where the entire Thames froze over.A new model has allowed experts to predict solar activity with more accuracy than ever before and it suggests that magnetic activity will fall by 60 per cent between 2030 and 2040.The model looks at the Sun’s ’11-year heartbeat’ – the period it takes for magnetic activity to fluctuate. This cycle was first discovered some 173 years ago. Continue reading »
Update 22/10/2016: Ex-Hurricane NICOLE brings snow bomb to Greenland – 12 gigatons record Eiszuwachs in one day (see chart.)
After the harsh cold October 2016, the weather models are threatened with an unusually early winter break at the October / November 2016 monthly change.
In this case, snowfall down to the lowlands is possible.
The JRC is now expecting an imminent slump in polar ice in large parts of Europe on the night of 1 November 2016.
On the back of a large low-pressure system over north-eastern Europe air masses are performed with temperatures around minus -35 ° C in approximately 5500 m height to Central Europe in a broad stream.…
Nach dem bisher kalten Oktober 2016 nicht nur in Deutschland drohen die Wettermodelle mit einem ungewöhnlich frühen Wintereinbruch zum Monatswechsel Oktober/November 2016.
Dabei sind Schneefälle bis ins Flachland möglich.
GFS rechnet heute mit einem käftigen Einbruch hochreichender eisiger Polarluft in großen Teilen Europas in der Nacht zum 1. November 2016.
Auf der Rückseite eines umfangreichen Sturmtiefs über Nordosteuropa werden in breitem Strom Luftmassen mit Temperaturen um minus -35°C in rund 5500 m Höhe nach Mitteleuropa geführt.
A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits*. Information is presented via interactive maps, highlighting areas within countries that exceed WHO limits. 
The World Health Organization (WHO) published that confirmation of air quality in a press release issued September 2, 2016. Heck, I could have told them that years ago without performing any studies or quality models just from looking at skies overhead and seeing ‘sky graffiti’ that spreads out into ‘blanket clouds’, which make sunny days dark, dreary and dreadful of what’s falling to earth—the particulates we humans are forced to breathe. Continue reading »
The filmmaker facing a lengthy prison sentence for documenting a nonviolent civil disobedience action last week has spoken out on behalf of journalism, the First Amendment, and the global climate movement.
Deia Schlosberg, an independent filmmaker and climate reporter, was arrested last week in Walhalla, North Dakota for filming the unprecedented #ShutItDown protest held in solidarity with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Continue reading »
A megadrought lasting decades is 99 percent certain to hit the region this century, said scientists from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. “Historically, megadroughts were extremely rare phenomena occurring only once or twice per millennium,” the report states. “According to our analysis of modeled responses to increased GHGs, these events could become commonplace if climate change goes unabated.“
It is colder right now than throughout almost all of history.
Look at this chart. The blue line shows temperatures for the past 600 million years.
Look at the far right side of the chart (today), and you’ll see that blue line plunge to its lowest point in almost 250 million years.
There have been only two periods in the past 600 million years when it has been colder than today. Continue reading »
“The theory that humans burning fossil fuels is the cause of climate change can only be sustained by ignoring the last billion years of constant climate change,” says reader Ray Kraft.
“The climate has been changing all the time for at least hundreds of millions of years (link below),” says Kraft, “probably for as long as there has been an atmosphere, a climate.”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleoclimatology
In a “state of the science” review released Tuesday, PAN International presents a large body of research documenting the adverse human health and environmental impacts of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides and underscores the need for a global phase-out.
The full Monograph review can be accessed here: pan-international.org
Environmental and health advocates say the monograph on the world’s most widely used herbicide, commonly known by its original trade name Roundup, should serve as a wake up call for regulators, governments and users around the world. Continue reading »
The United Nations has forecast that world food production must double to feed 9 billion people by 2050. That assertion has become a relentless talking point in the growing debate over the environmental, health and social consequences of American agriculture.
Full EWG Report: ewg.org
America’s farmers, we are told, must double their production of meat products and grains to “feed the world.” Otherwise, people will go hungry. Continue reading »
H/t reader Squodgy:
“A perfect opportunity for US created event via HAARP to trigger chaos resulting in “Haitian” response ( covert invasion and total takeover) camouflaging ulterior motive of total surrounding of IRAN.
Paranoia? I think not. We shall see.”
A group of researchers from the University of Miami has discovered a new earthquake hazard in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, in a study aimed at the major Chaman and Ghazaband faults in the region. The research showed the Ghazaband Fault holds a much higher potential for a high magnitude earthquake than previously thought, while the Chaman Fault accounts for only a third of the relative plate motion.
The scientists have used the satellite data from ESA’s Envisat satellite, collected in the period between 2004 and 2011, to measure the relative motion of the ground and model the faults movement using the time-series analysis technique with an accuracy of only a few millimeters.
According to results, the Ghazaband Fault is responsible for over a half of the relative motion occurring between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates, showing a much higher potential for large magnitude earthquakes than previously assumed. One event of such magnitude was a 7.7 earthquake that occurred in Quetta, Pakistan in 1935. Nearly half of the city’s population was lost at the time. Continue reading »
Roads in Romania already experiencing winter conditions. Blizzards in some areas
Mountain rescuers urge drivers to not travel on Transfagarasan unless they are equipped for winter – winter tires, snow chains, shovel and sand. Continue reading »
Hurricane Matthew has remained offshore, for the most part, as it has advanced up the eastern coast of Florida preventing a “worst-case” scenario in terms of damage. While the storm surge has been significant, only 1 person has died in the U.S. so far while as many as 1 million have lost power, according to ABC.
The storm surge and loss of power has been significant:
— Grant Lynch (@grantlynch1234) October 7, 2016
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 7, 2016
As Governor Rick Scott pointed out this morning, Florida was spared a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew with “no reports of significant damage” but warned residents to remain cautious. Continue reading »
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Hurricane Matthew has regained strength and is once again classified as a powerful category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned residents from Florida to North Carolina to expect up to 20 inches of rain and “life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.” Meanwhile President Obama has declared a state of emergency for Florida, freeing up federal money and personnel to protect lives and property.
1.5 million Floridians have been ordered to evacuate. Earlier this morning Florida Governor Rick Scott warned residents to “evacuate, evacuate, evacuate” saying that “this is going to kill people.” According a local Jacksonville station, the storm could knock out power for approximately 7 million people in the United States in a wide swath stretching from Miami to the Carolinas.
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James Lovelock, inventor of Gaia Theory and godfather of the modern environmental movement, has finally renounced the green religion.
Climate alarmism, he says, is not “remotely scientific”; one volcano could make more difference to global warming than humans ever could; the computer models are “unreliable”; greens have behaved “deplorably”; and anyone who tries to “predict more than five to ten years is a bit of an idiot.” Continue reading »
The clothing industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world, next only to Big Oil. Fashions change with the seasons, and often the in-vogue pieces of the moment last only that long—a moment. What this leads to is a revolving door of fabrics, dyes, textures, patterns and materials. Not only is the environment polluted, but also many foods grown in these environments . When you read the label of your shirt or dress, what does it read? Made in Bangladesh? Made in Thailand?
In 2013, the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, a factory that produced cheap clothing for the West, collapsed and killed over 1,100 Bangladeshi workers, while injuring thousands others. Brands that ran factories within the Rana Plaza included the Gap, J.C. Penney, Walmart and The Children’s Place. Of course, we all need clothes. There’s no getting around that. Yet, the desire to have clothes simply to prove that one is trendy or in-the-know about current styles leads to a type of consumerism that can often be traced back to pitiful working conditions like those suffered by underpaid and abused workers of the Dante-esque scenarios in the Rana Plaza. Continue reading »
In July 2016 the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a law to ban the cultivation and breeding of genetically modified plants and animals (GMO), except in cases where they will be used in testing and scientific research. In fact, this law makes Russia the world’s largest GMO-free territory and offers a great platform for the development of organic agriculture.
Source: www.vz.ru By Elena Sharoykina
This decision made by the Russian government was also influenced by environmental organizations, farmers and other representatives of Russian society, concerned by the absence of reliable scientific studies on the long-term (‘long-term’ comes here with an emphasis) risks of GMO food to human health and the environment. The Kremlin has also apparently taken into consideration the interests of national food security, as the world market of genetically modified (GM) seeds is monopolized by transnational, mostly American, German and Swiss based companies. Continue reading »
Portuguese farmers are turning their backs on Monsanto’s genetically modified MON810, which is the only GM crop commercially grown in the European Union, according to the Portuguese government.
Official government data shows that Portuguese farmers have reduced the number of hectares under GM maize cultivation for the second year in a row. Portugal is one of only five countries in the European Union that commercially cultivates GM maize. Continue reading »
Eat your heart out, Al Gore. Being a carbon billionaire is so passé now that we’re in the age of the $100 trillion climate swindle. So the real question is who (or at least which corporate front) will be the first carbon trillionaire? Will it be a carbon eugenics promoting Rockefeller or a global government promoting Rothschild, or a carbon divesting Saudi government, or one of the shady hedge funds that are spearheading weather derivatives and other Enron-developed financial instruments to try to cash in on the carbon fraud?
Whatever the answer, one thing is for certain: you won’t see this question asked (let alone answered) in the establishment gatekeeping press. Instead you will see endless iterations of the accusation that anyone who disbelieves in the woo woo pseudoscience of climate catastrophism is funded by the very Big Oil oiligarchs who stand to benefit from the debunked climate scare. Continue reading »
Forecasters have warned of heavy snow this winter as temperatures plunge to arctic levels
BRITAIN is facing the heaviest snowfalls in years this winter as the country’s first icy blast arrives in SIX WEEKS unleashing FOUR MONTHS of heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures, forecasters have announced.
Thermometers are about to plunge amid predictions of crippling snowstorms and major whiteouts lasting into February.
Experts warn to expect a very “exciting” December even hinting at the possibility of a White Christmas this year.
After several mild and wet winters 2016 will buck the trend with the UK now facing the coldest and snowiest for at least six years. Continue reading »
Okay, maybe Monsanto didn’t actually set out to kill off the honeybees, but they’re doing a darn good job of it, if you ask me – and threatening the lives of the rest of us humans, as well.
And their recent tactics have included a clever propaganda campaign designed to paint a kinder, gentler picture of their devilish operations, but it’s just a thin veneer concealing a whole lot of ugly.
Not only that, but their efforts to pretend that they are actually trying to help the honeybees might unleash another Pandora’s box of reckless nature-meddling technology that could lead to even more disastrous consequences for the environment, the bees and everyone else. Continue reading »
A new study published by a group of Brazilian researchers in the journal Phycologia shows that Monsanto’s most popular herbicide Roundup negatively affects life in freshwater ecosystems. More specifically, legal levels of Roundup, as well as those of its main ingredient glyphosphate, can alter and kill macroalgae (i.e. freshwater seaweed) by inhibiting photosynthesis.
The legal limits referenced in the study are those of Brazil, which are 0.28 mg l−1. Compare that to the US legal limit of 0.7 mg l−1. Macroalgae are extremely important in freshwater ecosystems as they function as primary producers, meaning they help form the bottom of the food chain on which other organisms depend. They also recycle nutrients and increase plankton populations, which are a main food source for many fish and other marine animals. Die-offs of macroalgae, regardless of the cause, reduce diversity and the populations of other animals in the ecosystem, which can put the entire ecosystem at risk of collapse if the die-off is sufficiently severe. The species of macroalgae used in the study, Nitella microcarpa, is found throughout the world, meaning that the implications of this study are global. Continue reading »