The festive cold snap and Storm Dylan’s raging gales have brought a sharp dose of snowy winter misery to our shores. But if that seems bad enough, imagine our temperatures plummeting to such bone-aching lows that British rivers freeze for months at a time. Our streets would become impassable ice sheets, industry would grind to a halt, vital supplies would be stranded, hospitals overwhelmed and power supplies fail under the unprecedented demand. Similarly lethal chaos has occurred before, in the harshest period of a centuries-long European cold snap called the Little Ice Age. Between the 17th and early 19th centuries,
Comments: Having been following the weather forecasts for Goose Creek, SC (has better National Weather Service forecasts for our town), I can be easily talked into an Ice Age. This Lowcountry sunshine part of South Carolina has turned already. See:
SNOW, they say. Tuesday night through Wednesday night. A temperature of 17°F tonight. That is surely part of an imminent Ice Age for this warm, er, once warm place on the shore. NWS says "Expect wind chills to range from 4 to 9 degrees above zero." And that´s NOT Centigrade.
Ah do declayah we will soon be in mukluks and snowshoes.
If I was a scientist who had spent the last 15 years predicting global warning that never happened I might be anxious to find a new danger that would negate the BS that I had been spouting for all those years. Look for this to catch on and become the new reason for taxes and government programs and of course research grants.
Faulty computer models that predict increasing CO2 concentrations will cause significant global warming is once again shown to be wrong.
In order to reliably predict changes in global temperatures and identify the relative significance of various factors, the models must accurately include ALL phenomena and their interrelationships.
Current models are WAY too simple to be trusted, as shown by the failure of their predictions to come true.
The scientific method requires agreement between hypotheses (exemplified in models) and empirical observations to be trusted. The scientific method did not fail, its practice was hyped and distorted for political reasons.
Here we go again. No matter what, everyone PANIC! We dont know whats going to happen but it will be catastrophic! Oh, by the way, the government will need more of your money to address this. No, dont get up. We´ll just take it out of your paycheck.
Two things we know for sure in the fake news: 1) Whatever the weather, it’s Trump’s fault. A special prosecutor must be named. 2) Whatever the weather, only bigger government will solve it. Tax cuts will only make it worse.
Now, I´ve played poker, the stock market, slot machines and was even once in the horse trading business- Hell, I even went crazy once and got tangled up in the fake diamond business (amazed to say it was one of the few of my many get-rich-quick schemes that made me some money!)and I´ll be darned if this doesn´t sound just like a hedge bet by global warming alarmists. Any time a fella is selling you something and he invests in the opposite, get ready, ´cause you are about to get skinned.
Astronomy magazine mentioned this recently but hedged this information by saying it is yet to be known whether the impact of a reduction in the sun´s solar output could have any significant impact that could reverse some of man´s warming impact on Earth´s temperature. Astronomy magazine has obviously reversed solar vs. human global thermal impacts by many orders of magnitude and still thinks it is "scientific" - shame on them. Earth without a warm enough sun becomes a frozen snowball regardless of any quantity of "greenhouse gases" - it happened before and it could happen again.
There is no warming to "reverse", that was entirely a fiction.
But the sun going blank was a precursor to the Little Ice Age, known as the Maunder Minimum, meaning minimum number of sunspots.
So, we really may be in for continued cooling, the last few sunspot cycles (every 11 years there is a minimum) minimums have been lower than in the past, so we are following the pattern of the Maunder Minimum. Too early to tell how far the sun will take it, but you can be certain that we have no way to control it. We are passengers on this planet, regardless of what the morons and liars like Al Gore say.
Stop it with the phony global warming narrative. Just... stop it!
You snowflakes and Gorebites are just trying to save face in the face of... Fimbul Winter?
Damn cold, anyway. If global warming was real, NYC Time square would have been under water, and the great northwest passage in use year round. There is no man made global warming to reverse.
If there had been, we might actually be better off.
Instead AL Gore had to pop up, and pop off again... notice he always ends up speaking in a snow storm?
Maybe some old seer in Finland saw visions of Gore screaming, "Warm! Hot!" And saw it getting colder and colder: Thus Surtur, king of the Fire Jotuns leading final war resulting in Fimbul Winter and Ragnarok!
Maybe Jotun is how he heard the Dems mascot called? Jotun/Jackass? ...
#20, Canceled my subscription to Astronomy Magazine because I was offended by the tirates on Global Luke Warming aka Creeping Climate Change by the editor and one of their more pugnacious columnist. They are entitled to their opinion but resent being told if I don´t agree with them chapter and verse I am a knuckle dragging Neanderthal boob who fell off a turnip truck. I believe in Climate Change. Who doesn´t? The Climate has been changing since the beginning of the Earth. What I am dubious about is Imminent Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming. Even the doctored data doesn´t agree with their computer simulations. We are told if we don´t buy what they are selling that we are anti science. The scientific method says when the model doesn´t agree with the data you discard the model. All the Warmies want to do is sneer at you and try to intimidate the heretics.
It´s called weather people....this phase of the weather in the Northern Hemisphere is called winter. It gets cold and snows in the winter. The prevailing winds turn to the North where (despite Al Gore) it is cold. If this pattern extends to tens or hundreds of years, it can be referred to as a climate change.
I think the Brits are on to something. I´ve noticed a reoccurring pattern the last couple of years. It seems like the year starts out really cold and then it´s very green and balmy for months at a time, but then around the 10th month it starts getting really cold all over again.
ANOTHER nail in the coffin of Project Fear. It is becoming increasingly clear that the constituent countries of the EU as well as the bloc itself are exceedingly keen to strike a trade deal: the Prime Minister will today hail the most wide-ranging agreement in Anglo-French history. And significantly, while it does not specifically cover Brexit, it does mention a comprehensive agenda, covering everything from space exploration to the Bayeux Tapestry. This is proof, if it were needed, that Brexit is no bar to continuing good relations with our EU counterparts, to say nothing of the fact that we have a
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Somebody needs to tell Mahmoud Abbas that the jig is up, the game is over. Wait. My mistake. President Trump did that already but Abbas still fails to get the message. Ditto the Democrats who can’t get it through their thick skulls that they lost, Trump won. He won even as Liberals try every Dirty Trick to unseat him from one false charge to another; last month’s Russia collusion, last week’s mental unfitness, and today’s accusation that he’s a racist. Trump is no racist, quite the opposite if the Mar-a-Lago story ever gets told…which we’ll do in a moment. Nor can Liberals, from
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Four law enforcement officers were shot and wounded while responding to a domestic call in South Carolina overnight. Police were called to a home on Farrier Lane around 10:10 pm Monday night, for a report of a domestic violence incident. Suspect Christian Thomas McCall, 47, was reportedly assaulting a female, but by the time officers arrived on the scene, he had fled on foot. Several law enforcement agencies then banded together to search for McCall. At 1:07am, shots rang out and a York police officer was found injured. He was driven to the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill in another officer´s car.
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