Monday, June 17, 2019

The life of a major ice advance

This snow will eventually melt away.  In a major ice advance it won't, and then it will build up.

We are going into a major ice age cycle.  Lucky for us, the land is still depressed from the last one, so the ice won't build up.  But in 5000 years we won't be so lucky.  :)  Then we will just go underground.

ps.  and cbc is doing a major thing on the climate crisis.  Bet they won't go here.  Everything they mentioned is 5 years old.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Europe plumes are an absolute mess

It's neat that all the heat energy for Europe and the UK are in these plumes.  But what a mess!  In the old days when the Gulf Stream was a thing, the plumes would go straight to the UK, bringing lots of warmth.  But now, who knows?

The UK tabloids keep predicting a huge heat wave, and the next day they forget about it.  No heat wave coming, sorry boys.  I hope you get July, at least.  Otherwise, it is cold and rainy all time.

There were also some really good plumes coming up from Africa, making most of Europe extremely hot in the summer.  I don't see them yet.  

The plumes are also all over the Arctic in a swirly mess.  The conditions there are generally warm, and, yes, the Arctic ice is melting, along with the Greenland glaciers.  That's what all the news headlines are saying.  It's freakin SUMMER! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cottage news

We have a full contingent of dragonflies now.  You can actually walk outside without a bug net.  The Mosies are still hiding in the dark corners though.  Takes a while for the eaters to enter the shadows.

Bell keeps changing the frequency for the lte here.  For a while they had 700 mhz, band 17 and then they went to 850 band 5.  I had to get a new 850 booster.  Works great, and I get 4 bars lte and about 200 kbits of data.  Yeah!

The 700 was better but I bet it takes a lot of power.

ps it is so cold and miserable here today half way through June

pps.  so now you know that if you ever run into a warmie fanatic, just smile politely and put on another sweater.

Yeah!  We the cold north, slaughtered you Americans with out Americans.  :)

final:  went home early because the weather was so yucky.  Drizzle with a million mosies.

Arctic ice volume to follow last year

This is amazing.  The Arctic ice volume curve is following 2018 which was a huge year for ice.  But you can see how last year dove under the pack in November when our little El Nino hit.  Then it was struggling with a downward offset in 2019.  Now it is Trumpy Unfettered as the summer comes in.

There is no warmth in the Pacific and no sign of an El Nino.  So I expect it to go above 2018 come November.  But we are still going to get 'Arctic Melting' news articles for another year or so.  Who reads these charts anyway?

ps.  a cold wind from the NW threatened to make us quite cold for the next week or two.  But suddenly, a pulse of warmth from the Gulf blocked it, like with football.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Dear Dog

Dear Dog,  as you are aware there is a baby groundhog living in our garden.  It has eaten all the kale, peas, and lettuce.  You are a dog.  As part of your employment agreement, you are required to act as a dog and kill this thing.  I realize that you don't like salad, but your master does, and that should be good enough.

Dear Master.  Get over it.  I am a pet.  I am cute when required, I fetch frisbees and bring them back.  I tolerate the snotty little kids you keep pushing on me.  I keep the squirrels from attacking the house.  I do enough.

Lake Erie Earthquake - felt in Ontario

This was a neat earthquake, shallow thrust with all the energy going to Ontario.  This is an area with a lot of earthquakes.

There have been M5's.  The earthquakes are caused by a seep of Lake Erie water.  The earthquake energy rate is quite low.  Had this been the same mechanism, but an M5, then things might have been knocked off the shelves.  Tack down your valuable knick-knacks.  Both the Lakes Eire and Ontario zones could produce an M7 at 1 in 10000 probability per year.  As I have said before, this sort of event would cause a large radiation release at Pickering, and I have to hope the wind is going the right way, although radiation is good for an old man like me.  :)

ps.  if you live in ZONE RED for earthquakes, you won't worry about a little radiation.

Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Stone Cold

Once again you'll have to rely on my faulty memory, or look up the past temperatures.  There are no really warm spots of 30 C or more.  I haven't seen the oceans so cold.

This isn't something that can happen overnight, as with sunspots, this is deep-seated and a regular cycle.  What I can't figure out is if the oceans are a heat energy storage system or they merely divert heat from north to south.  For that you need a history of total volume measurement.

With the heat storage model, some cycles store heat so that both the northern and southern hemispheres are cold.  With diversion, the south gets all the heat from the north.  We don't know what happened to the south during ice age cycles.  Maybe somebody can find out.

Monday, June 10, 2019

June is going back to being cold

We had that little pulse from the Gulf of Mexico and it's gone.  Now we are back to Winterjune.  Man the bugs are horrible at the cottage and the dragonflies are thin.  It's gone back to truly horrible 70's cottage conditions.

I'm opening comments again.  I was punched in the nose and fell down.  Hopefully, the Inquisition has given up on me, they've got bigger problems.

I won't be the forum for the Fanatical Left vs. the Bible Trumping Right.  We hope for better things.

I still think that the air will go stagnant in July and leave us sweltering. 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Global temps down, northern mid collapses

This is just proven and well-established data.  Nothing that the Inquisition can rant about.  Global temps have gotten over the little El Nino and going down.

Neato.  What's really weird is that Northern mids are going down when we are supposed to have freakin' summer.

When I come back, I hope the zealots have found someone else to torment.  They'll just say: Carbon up, temperatures up, end of story. 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The House of Geofish Falls

I always counted on the fact that nobody read me.  Now, I have the whole Spanish Inquisition on me.  As such, I will do what everybody does - no money, no comment.

Now that we are having a very hot July,there is no denying Climate Disaster, as defined by the consensus of people being paid to speak.  They can all go to town now.  Perhaps I shall be remembered in the coming winter.  Stock up on your root vegetables.

ps.  since I am hiding like a rabbit, all comments are stopped.

pps. I'll still put out the global temps June 11.

Poor fellow crucified for blasphemy


Storms are caused by the difference in temperatures.  So, a storm can be caused by extreme cold zooming down.  The carbon hypothesis assumes even warming.  No storms.  But, anything hot or wet or severe is blamed on the climate crisis.

Poor fellow.  As we go into an ice age, you won't find anybody 'official' saying anything.  We will freeze and everybody will say we are getting warmer.  Fun stuff.

ps.  David Evans showed up in the comments.  I repeat, I am not denying anything in their world of Aristotle Pronouncement Science.  I am in my own little world of the Scientific Method.  And I am enjoying the warmth right now.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Canadian Startups


I'm happy with this article.

The real problem with Canada is the return of a big risk and big reward.  It is taxed to death.  The East Coast is trying to cultivate startups by being totally bureaucratic.  These guys never take risks.  Any direct gov't invlolvement is always corrupt.  Trudies should make a five year exemption from tax for big risks.  Or something.  Dougie should try to loosen up the money.  All the bank money goes into housing bubbles. 

Scientific Methodists should lie low


They are bringing out all the big words now.  I'm surprised we don't have:  "Breathing is Murder!"  Maybe next week.  The Arctic ice volume is doing very well, but every article starts with 'The Melting Arctic"  Hey. it's supposed to be melting now, it's summer.

Right now I'm dying of heat, and I can't go swimming because the water is near freezing.  But it's all climate change.  Keep on smiling.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Cottage bugs

Yeah, the first dragonfly showed up.  There will be a bunch by tomorrow.

Friday - we now have a bunch of dragonflies.  The bugs are fearsome but are now being cut down.

Saturday - hot with a good breeze from the lake.  No bugs and the dragonflies have moved elsewhere.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Animal spirits hit Toronto housing

This is fun.  I mean, if Bittycoin can zoom, so can Toronto housing.  Here I thought all the laundry houses would tumble 50%.  Fun stuff, and it's good to be wrong, which I always am, and that's why I don't have a following.  :)

Monday, June 3, 2019

Natural gas prices submerge under the ice

At the Henry Hub, which is the price of the eastern US.  It has gone below the chart.  I had thought that extreme cold would put up the price, but now the demand is for electricity for air conditioning.  Nobody needs that.  So, the price is rock bottom.

We may expect it to come up again in the Fall, when there is a winter demand.  Who would have thought that an ice age was so much fun.

Warmie Survival:  Yeah, you got the Alberta fires, and the Midwest flooding.  And I just read that giant beavers were wiped out by climate change at the end of the last ice advance.  Keep going, the Press is your butt-boy.  :)

ps.  a very powerful near-hurricane is coming up from the Gulf, giving Toronto real June weather.  Yeah!

pps.  oh man, warmies, this will do it. 

Yeah, The Zombie Apocalypse!

Northern cold is causing Arctic ice to linger

The ice volume was following a normal path to the minimum.  Now, because there is not a speck of heat in June, the curve is veering to the old band.

However, the summer decline is where all the bands converge.  We'll only know if it breaks out of the pack at the minimum.  The maximum thickness in winter has the most variation.

ps.  there has been no change in the ocean currents or ocean temperatures.  All the heat is going south.

pps.  the Southern Hemi is experiencing a severe cold snap.  Where is the heat going?  What happens to those guys during the northern  ice age? 

No good warmie news from there.  At least they had the Alberta fires.

Anything hot -- climate disaster
Anything cold -- ignore.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Cold June, Hot July

There's the set-up for the summer.  Almost no tropical plumes.  Right now we have cold air from the Arctic hitting us.  In July, all air movement stops and we will sweat.

It is interesting that no matter how much we sink into an ice age, we'll have a hot July.  Yeah!

ps.  sheesh, it was cold on the dog walk tonight.  I can't wait for a warmie story to keep me warm.