Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Little Ice Age


This is a wonderful article fully predicting what we are going to see in the next 20 years.

Midway through the 17th century, Dutch whalers bound for the Arctic noticed that the climate was changing. For decades, they had waited for the retreat of sea ice in late spring, then pursued bowhead whales in bays off the Arctic Ocean islands of Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen. They had set up whaling stations and even towns in those bays, with ovens to boil blubber into oil. Europe’s growing population demanded oil for lighting and cooking, and for industrial purposes that included the manufacture of soap. Now, thick sea ice kept whalers from reaching their ovens even in mid-summer. Climate change, it seemed, had doomed their trade.

The whalers just adapted and came out on top.  The Aztecs, though, had a miserable time of it.

So, in the next 20 years we relive 1972, and it will look like heading to a little ice age, which I call a major ice age.  If it all turns back up at that point, then we are golden, and party like it's 1999 (when we had the last warm turn).  For me, it looks like 1600 all over again.  Too bad nobody wants to do some physics.

ps.  oh, oh, immigrant-girl from Ukraine now feels she was tricked to come to Canada.  All the glossy brochures, and none mention winter....   :)

pps.  the stories are now starting that the cold is due to climate change.  Last year, it was a dancing jet stream, what will be this year?

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