AND THAT'S JUST FOR STARTERS THIS WEEK.
HISTORICAL FLOODING, SNOW WHERE IT SHOULD BE WARM AND WARM WHERE IT SHOULD BE COLD, OUR WEATHER HAS GONE A BIT BONKERS.
WHILE MANY BLAME WHAT'S HAPPENING ALL OVER OUR PLANET, THE ODD WEATHER, THE RISE IN THE NUMBER OF SUBSTANTIAL VOLCANOES, RISING SEAS, FREAKY THINGS EVERYWHERE, ON "HUMAN-CAUSED CLIMATE CHANGE", THE TEA ROOM DOES NOT WHOLE-HEARTEDLY AGREE.
"CLIMATE CHANGE" IS A BAD CHOICE OF WORDS.
THE CLIMATE CHANGES EVERY BLOODY MINUTE.
"GLOBAL WARMING" IS TOO SWEEPING A GENERALITY.
MANY TIMES, MOST LIKELY, IN THE HISTORY OF PLANET EARTH, DEVASTATING CHANGES HAVE TAKEN PLACE...BEFORE INDUSTRY, BEFORE SMOG AND BILLIONS OF HUMANS SWARMING OVER ITS SURFACE.
FROM POLE SHIFTS TO MINUTE CHANGES OF OUR ORBIT, A WOBBLE IN OUR ROTATION, A SPIKE OR A LOW IN OUR MAGNETIC FIELD, SOLAR FLARES BLASTING THE LITTLE BLUE MARBLE, ASTEROID STRIKES, EXCESSIVE SEISMIC ACTIVITY, ENORMOUS TSUNAMIS, MIND-BLOWING ICE STORMS AND HURRICANES, ETC, THINGS SIMPLY HAPPEN.
WE WILL EITHER LIVE THROUGH IT, OR WE WON'T.
IT IS ALL VERY INTERESTING AS SOME OF THESE THINGS MAY HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN BEFORE SINCE HUMANS CRAWLED OUT OF CAVES, SO WE'LL HAVE A LOOK AT A FEW "HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS", THINGS NO ONE THINKS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE "IN RECORDED HISTORY".
SOME OF THE AUTHORS OF THE ARTICLES BELOW DEVOUTLY BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE ON HUMANS.
IGNORE THAT, IF YOU CAN, AND JUST READ WHAT'S HAPPENING?
1~ THE ARCTIC WILL GET A "STORM OF THE CENTURY".
THIS HUGE STORM IS ALREADY AFFECTING THE UNITED KINGDOM AS WELL.
THE STORM WILL CAUSE ARCTIC WARMING MORESO THAN BACK LAST YEAR WHEN WE SAW THE UNUSUAL WEATHER PATTERN SHOWN ABOVE.
IT IS QUITE AN UGLY THING....
On Wednesday, the same storm system that last week spun up deadly tornadoes in the American southeast will burst into the far north, centering over Iceland.
It will bring strong winds and pressure as low as is typically seen during hurricanes.
That low pressure will suck air out of the planet’s middle latitudes and send it rushing to the Arctic.
And so on Wednesday, the North Pole will likely see temperatures of about 35 degrees Fahrenheit, or 2 degrees Celsius. That’s 50 degrees hotter than average: It’s usually 20 degrees Fahrenheit below zero there at this time of year.
Winter temperatures have only snuck above freezing at the North Pole once before.
Eric Holthaus, Slate’s meteorologist, could not find an Arctic expert who had witnessed above-freezing temperatures at the pole between December and early April.
As it departs North America this week, the storm will rapidly intensify over the northern reaches of the Gulf Stream and draw tremendous amounts of warm air northward from Spain and the Mediterranean Sea toward the Arctic. As the storm approaches Iceland, it will have strengthened to the equivalent of some of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in terms of atmospheric pressure. Intensely high pressure over western Russia, perhaps boosted by melting sea ice, will aid in setting up the tropics-to-pole atmospheric superhighway.
The storm will be strengthening over the exact spot that North Atlantic temperatures have been cooling over recent years, an effect that scientists have linked to a slowdown of the basin’s circulation triggered in part by melting sea ice—the same scenario that was highly dramatized in the movie The Day After Tomorrow.
This year, there’s been a notable increase in the sharp contrast between this cold patch and record warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Atlantic, an effect that leads to stronger ocean storms—like this one.
The remarkable storm will briefly boost temperatures in the Arctic basin to nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than normal—and the North Pole itself will be pushed above the freezing point, with temperatures perhaps as warm as 40 degrees.
That’s absolutely terrifying and incredibly rare.
Keep in mind: It’s late December and dark 24 hours a day at the North Pole right now.
The typical average high temperature this time of year at the North Pole is about minus 15 to minus 20 degrees.
To create temperatures warm enough to melt ice to exist in the dead of winter—some 50 or 60 degrees warmer than normal—is unthinkable.
Looking closer at the weather data, it appears this event is in fact unprecedented during the time period from late December through late April.
On Wednesday, the North Pole will be warmer than Western Texas, Southern California, and parts of the Sahara.2015 is the warmest year ever recorded.
[NOT ALL OF WEST TEXAS, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ALL THE SAHARA, SURELY. NOT IF IT ONLY MAKES IT TO 40 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.]
[NOT ALL OF WEST TEXAS, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ALL THE SAHARA, SURELY. NOT IF IT ONLY MAKES IT TO 40 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.]
Thirteen of the top 14 warmest years on the books have happened this century.
And here in the United States, it has been a hot, strange month.
Many cities across the northeast smashed their Christmas and Christmas Eve temperature records not at midday, but at the stroke of midnight.
For the hundred-plus years that New York temperatures have been recorded, the city has never been warmer than 63 degrees Fahrenheit on a December 24.
Yet at 1 a.m. on Christmas Eve of this year, the thermometer measured 67 degrees.
Some of this North American heat is a regular feature of every El Niño.
(Indeed, I wrote about this El Niño-associated heat a few weeks ago.)
But in the Arctic, this level of warmth is unprecedented.
In order for this huge, hot storm to reach Iceland on Wednesday, it’s punching right through the Jet Stream, the atmospheric “river” that brings temperate weather to Europe. Yet El Niño should typically reinforce this current, explains the climate writer Robert Scribbler—for the Jet Stream to weaken is a sign that something else is going on.
While institutional science will take years, if not decades, to confirm a correlation between human-forced climate change and strong North Atlantic storms, Scribbler believes that Wednesday’s insane warmth at the pole resembles the southern incursions of the “polar vortex” that have been seen in recent winters. These changes are related to human-forced climate change, he writes: a sign that something in the atmosphere has gone “dreadfully wrong.”
WELL,THAT'S ALL VERY DRAMATIC AND MOSTLY FACTUAL, WORLDWIDE WEATHER IS WHACKED, AND THAT ANOMALY IN THE WEAKENED JET STREAM SHOULD BE FURTHER STUDIED, BUT WHY ELSE MIGHT IT HAPPEN OR WHAT ELSE COULD CAUSE IT?
2~ WE'VE RECENTLY LEARNED THAT EARTH HAS AN INNER-INNER CORE AND ITS POLARITY DOES NOT MATCH ANYTHING ELSE'S.
THAT MIGHT BE ANOTHER CAUSE OF A WEE PROBLEM WITH CLIMATE, ETC.
An international team of researchers has discovered one of Earth's deepest, darkest secrets: our planet's inner core -- once thought to be a ball of solid iron -- has a hidden inner core of its own. And this so-called "inner-inner core" seems to have some very peculiar properties.
“The fact that we have two regions that are distinctly different may tell us something about how the inner core has been evolving,” Dr. Xiaodong Song, a professor of geology at the University of Illinois and co-author of a new paper about the discovery, said in a written statement.
“For example, over the history of the earth, the inner core might have had a very dramatic change in its deformation regime. It might hold the key to how the planet has evolved. We are right in the center -- literally, the center of the Earth.”
IT'S VERY STRANGE...
For their study, the Illinois researchers and their counterparts at China's Nanjing University measured how seismic waves resonated and traveled through the earth in the aftermath of earthquakes that occurred between 1992 and 2012. Analyzing an earthquake's coda (the train of seismic waves that follow that quake) offers clues about what's inside Earth.
“The basic idea of the method has been around for a while, and people have used it for other kinds of studies near the surface. But we are looking all the way through the center of the earth," Song said in the statement.
What did the researchers find?
The seismic wave data suggests that iron crystals in the innermost regions of the inner core point east-west, whereas iron crystals in the inner core's outer regions point north-south.
The researchers deduced that there must be a distinct inner-inner core that takes up about half the diameter of the whole inner core.
"People have noticed differences in the way seismic waves travel through the outer parts of the inner core and its innermost reaches before, but never before have they suggested that the alignment of crystalline iron that makes up this region is completely askew compared to the outermost parts," Dr. Simon Redfern, a professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge in England, who was not involved in this research, told BBC News.
"If this is true, it would imply that something very substantial happened to flip the orientation of the core to turn the alignment of crystals in the inner core north-south as is seen today in its outer parts."
The study was published online in the journal Nature Geoscience on Feb. 9.
It turns out that Earth's interior is way more wild than you probably thought -- there's liquid metal, hidden oceans, and it's hotter than the surface of the sun.
3~ CHANGES IN RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EARTH, MOON AND SUN.
An increasing number of people around the world have witnessed amazing changes in the location of the sun's rise and set positions in summer and winter.
The Tea Room mentioned this as regards the Indigenous People of the Arctic, who showed this fact to a documentary film crew.
THEIR SKY HAS CHANGED.
NASA officials said it might be atmospheric inversions causing it to merely LOOK like the sun was rising and setting differently.
The "experts" claimed it was "optical phenomenon unique to the extremely high horizon". TRANSLATION?
DON'T BELIEVE YOUR EYES!
AND DON'T BELIEVE A PEOPLE SO ATTUNEDTO THEIR ENVIRONMENT THAT THEY DON'T NEED A WEATHER MAN OR A CALENDAR.
NOR A NASA EXPERT TO TELL THEM WHAT'S REAL AND WHAT ISN'T.
THEIR VERY LIVES DEPEND ON SUCH THINGS AS SUN, MOON, WEATHER.They also showed photos of the later snowfall there, LESS snow and less ice.
Thunder and lightning have been seen for the first time in their area of the Arctic.
It's a FACT that the permafrost is melting, causing the foundations of the community's buildings to shift and an inland lake to drain into the ocean.
NASA WAS SILENT ABOUT THAT.
Others agree with these People of the Arctic, and say that, apparently, what so many are observing all across our globe, as to the earth's relationship to the sun and moon, is being caused by the earth moving below the old ecliptic plane in summer and above it in winter.
THE MOON HAS CHANGED.
Notice on the university chart below, how far the moon USED to travel (north and south) over the course of an entire year.
Look up and notice how far north and south it now swings in a single month, and how far north of the old maximum of 28.5 degrees north it rises and sets once a month.
DO WE BELIEVE WHAT WE SEE, OR WHAT WE'RE TOLD TO SEE?
SCIENTISTS HAVE ADMITTED THAT THE FACE OF THE MOON HAS SHIFTED "SLIGHTLY", THAT PHOTOS OF MAJOR CRATERS PROVE THIS...BUT,OH, WELL, SO WHAT?
[A PDF FILE, CORNELL UNIVERSITY : http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1102/1102.0212v6.pdf]
MAYBE VIDEOS LIKE THE ONE <HERE> CONVINCED THEM?
NO NEED FOR MELODRAMA, IT'S JUST A FACT, NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.
EITHER OUR ILLUSTRIOUS SCIENTISTS REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED , LIKE CORNELL'S TEAM STATED, OR, AS ALWAYS, NO ONE WANTS TO RISK PUBLIC ALARM SO FACTS ARE BURIED.
HAD SO MANY, MANY "CASUAL OBSERVERS" NOT NOTICED THE CHANGES IN THE FACE OF THE MOON, ITS NEW MORE EGGLIKE SHAPE, ITS CRAZY ORBIT NOWADAYS, CORNELL WOULD NOT HAVE DONE THE LITTLE THEY DID...WHICH IS NOTHING MORE THAN SAY, "WE DON'T KNOW, BUT, YEAH, IT'S A LITTLE OFF."
" In January 2011, people around the world reported that the moon looked "larger and egg shaped". [ Photographs and videos were all over social media and YouTube.]
The moon was pictured in it's many phases from January until August."
THE SUN HAS ALSO CHANGED IN WAYS SCIENCE SAYS IT CAN'T EXPLAIN.
IS SOMETHING GOING TO HAPPEN TO OUR SUN SOON?
HAS SOMETHING HAPPENED ALREADY?
WELL, THE SUN HAS CHANGED WHERE IT RISES AND SETS, SO MAYBE THAT'S A CLUE THAT EITHER IT OR EARTH HAVE A SCREWED-UP ORBIT, OR SOMETHING HAS TILTED EARTH, OR WHAT?
AND ITS CORONA HAS CHANGED, SHOWING UP AS HUGE DARK AREAS CALLED CORONAL HOLES, AS IN THIS PHOTO FROM JANUARY OF THIS YEAR:
BUT BIGGER HOLES APPEARED, AND THEN SCIENTISTS TOLD US "SOMETHING FROM THE SUN IS CHANGING MATTER ON EARTH".
THE MEDIA REPORTED UNUSUALLY AND UNEXPLAINABLE HIGHER TIDES.
"There is a dawning realization among researchers that even these apparently tiny [SOLAR] variations can have a significant effect on terrestrial climate.
A new report issued by the National Research Council (NRC), "The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth’s Climate," lays out some of the surprisingly complex ways that solar activity can make itself felt on our planet."
IN 2013, SCIENTISTS BECAME CONCERNED ABOUT "SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS IN THE PACIFIC CAUSING ANOMALIES IN CLIMATE".
[PSSSST! TRY RADIATION AS A REASON!]
"The solar cycle signals are so strong in the Pacific, that Meehl and colleagues have begun to wonder if something in the Pacific climate system is acting to amplify them. "One of the mysteries regarding Earth’s climate system … is how the relatively small fluctuations of the 11-year solar cycle can produce the magnitude of the observed climate signals in the tropical Pacific." Using supercomputer models of climate, they show that not only "top-down" but also "bottom-up" mechanisms involving atmosphere-ocean interactions are required to amplify solar forcing at the surface of the Pacific."
Caspar Amman of NCAR noted in the report that "When Earth’s radiative balance is altered, as in the case of a change in solar cycle forcing, not all locations are affected equally. The equatorial central Pacific is generally cooler, the runoff from rivers in Peru is reduced, and drier conditions affect the western USA." Raymond Bradley of UMass, who has studied historical records of solar activity imprinted by radioisotopes in tree rings and ice cores, says that regional rainfall seems to be more affected than temperature. "If there is indeed a solar effect on climate, it is manifested by changes in general circulation rather than in a direct temperature signal."
Much has been made of the probable connection between the Maunder Minimum, a 70-year deficit of sunspots in the late 17th-early 18th century, and the coldest part of the Little Ice Age, during which Europe and North America were subjected to bitterly cold winters. The mechanism for that regional cooling could have been a drop in the Sun’s EUV output....
AS YOU CAN SEE BELOW, IT BLOODY WELL LOOKS THAT WAY!
THINGS HAVE CHANGED...EARTH, SUN, MOON, AND THAT HAS TO ADD UP TO SOMETHING IS WRONG, BECAUSE SO MUCH SIMPLY IS WRONG.
4~ EARTHQUAKES MOVE ISLANDS, ALTER EARTH'S SPIN.
THE EARTHQUAKE OFF JAPAN THAT CAUSED THE TRAGEDY AT FUKUSHIMA MOVED THE EARTH'S CRUST ABOUT 8 FEET.
CNN REPORTED THIS IN APRIL, 2011, BUT FEW TOOK NOTICE.
"At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass," said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Quake Moves Japan Closer to U.S. and Alters Earth’s Spin
"The magnitude-8.9 earthquake that struck northern Japan on Friday not only violently shook the ground and generated a devastating tsunami, it also moved the coastline and changed the balance of the planet.
Global positioning stations closest to the epicenter jumped eastward by up to 13 feet.
The earthquake also shifted the so-called figure axis of the Earth, which is the axis that the Earth’s mass is balanced around.
Dr. Gross said his calculations indicated a shift of 6.5 inches in where the figure axis intersects the surface of the planet.
That figure axis is near, but does not quite align with, the rotational axis that the Earth spins around.
"Earlier great earthquakes also changed the axis and shortened the day. The magnitude-8.8 earthquake in Chile last year shortened the day by 1.26 millionths of a second and moved the axis by about three inches, while the Sumatra earthquake in 2004 shortened the day by 6.8 millionths of a second," Dr. Gross said.
Meanwhile, NASA scientists calculated that the redistribution of mass by the earthquake might have shortened the day by a couple of millionths of a second and tilted the Earth’s axis slightly."
5~ OUR MAGNETIC FIELD, EARTH'S "DEFLECTOR" HAS CHANGED CONSIDERABLY.
OUR DEFLECTOR SYSTEM IS WEAKENING.
THE SMITHSONIAN HAD A BIT TO SAY ON THAT IN MAY, 2014:
"It is the largest spinning model of the Earth’s interior ever built and resembles the Star Wars Death Star, only shinier. Geophysicist Daniel Lathrop wants, among other things, to use it to predict when the Earth’s magnetic field will next reverse.
WELL, EVEN EINSTEIN SAID WE'D SURVIVE A POLE SHIFT, SO NO WORRIES, RIGHT?
BUT WHEN WE PUT IT ALL TOGETHER...
THE VERY UNUSUAL WEATHER CHANGES, THE CHANGES IN THE EARTH/SUN/MOON RELATIONSHIP, THE CONFLICTING POLARITY AT EARTH'S CORE, THE INCREASE IN HUGE EARTHQUAKES THAT MOVE EARTH'S SURFACE, THE WEAKENING MAGNETIC FIELD, THE INCREDIBLE MASS DIE-OFFS OF HUNDREDS OF EARTH'S SPECIES IN THE PAST 4 YEARS....
WHY CAN'T SCIENCE TELL US WHAT'S CAUSING ALL THIS SO SUDDENLY?
OR, WHY WON'T THEY?
MANY INTERESTING ARTICLES <HERE>, AND SEVERAL RATHER ODD LINKS <HERE>.