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“At First We Didn’t Believe It”: Fast-Melting Greenland Glacier Starts Growing Again In Massive U-Turn

A large and fast-melting glacier in Greenland is growing again, according to a new NASA study. The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier on Greenland’s west coast had reportedly been retreating by around 1.8 miles and thinning by nearly 130 feet annually in 2012.

May 30, 2012, photo shows an iceberg in or just outside the Ilulissat fjord that likely calved from the Jakobshavnglacier in west Greenland. (Ian Joughin/Associated Press)

According to a study published in Monday’s peer-reviewed Nature Geoscience, however, the glacier began growing at about the same rate over the past two years. That said, the authors of the study swear it’s temporary. 

“At first we didn’t believe it,” said lead author Ala Khazendar who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). “We had pretty much assumed that Jakobshavn would just keep going on as it had over the last 20 years.”

Jakobshavn glacier (photo: Google Earth)

Co-author Josh Willis said that while this is “good news” on a temporary basis, it’s still “bad news” over the long term because it means that ocean temperatures are a larger factor in the growth and melting of glaciers than previously thought. 

“In the long run we’ll probably have to raise our predictions of sea level rise again,” says Willis, pointing to inevitable doom from man-made global warming. 

“That was kind of a surprise. We kind of got used to a runaway system,” said Jason Box, a Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland ice and climate scientist who was not involved in the study. 

Think of the ocean temperatures near Greenland like an escalator that’s rising slowly from global warming, Khazendar said. But the natural North Atlantic Oscillation sometimes is like jumping down a few steps or jumping up a few steps. The water can get cooler and have effects, but in the long run it is getting warmer and the melting will be worse, he said.

Four outside scientists said the study and results make sense.

University of Washington ice scientist Ian Joughin, who wasn’t part of the study and predicted such a change seven years ago, said it would be a “grave mistake” to interpret the latest data as contradicting climate change science.

What’s happening, Joughin said, is “to a large extent, a temporary blip. Downturns do occur in the stock market, but overall the long term trajectory is up. This is really the same thing.” –AP

Of course, what will they say if and when the sun enters a Maunder Minimum in 2020? The last time there was a prolonged solar minimum, it lead to a mini ice-age which was scientifically known as the Maunder minimum’s Mac Slavo wrote last November that sunspots have been absent for most of 2018 and Earth’s upper atmosphere is responding, says Phillips, the editor of

Data from NASA’s TIMED (Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) satellite shows that the thermosphere (the uppermost layer of air around our planet) is cooling and shrinking, literally decreasing the radius of the atmosphere. This reduction of solar activity could result in a global cooling phase. 

“The thermosphere always cools off during Solar Minimum. It’s one of the most important ways the solar cycle affects our planet,” said Mlynczakaccording to The New American.

The new NASA findings are in line with studies released by UC-San Diego and Northumbria University in Great Britain last year, both of which predict a Grand Solar Minimum in coming decades due to low sunspot activity.

Both studies predicted sun activity similar to the Maunder Minimum of the mid-17th to early 18th centuries, which coincided to a time known as the Little Ice Age, during which temperatures were much lower than those of today.

Source: ZeroHedge


Global Warming Goodness Slays Drought In South West

A Strong Start to Sierra Snowpack 15, 2018 – February 11, 2019

In Spanish, Sierra Nevada means “snowy mountain range.” During the past few months, the range has certainly lived up to its name. After a dry spell in December, a succession of storms in January and February 2019 blanketed the range.

In many areas, snow reports have been coming in feet not inches. Back-to-back storms in February dropped eleven feet (3 meters) of snow on Mammoth Mountain—enough to make it the snowiest ski resort in the United States. More than 37 feet (11 meters) have fallen at the resort since the beginning of winter, and meteorologists are forecasting that yet another storm will bring snow this week.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) acquired these natural-color images of the Sierra Nevada on February 11, 2019, and February 15, 2018. In addition to the much more extensive snow cover in 2019, notice the greener landscape on the western slopes of the range.

Statistics complied by the California Department of Water Resources indicate that the mountain range had a snow water equivalent that was 146 percent of normal as of February 19, 2019. It was just 44 percent of normal on Thanksgiving 2018. Last season, on February 15, 2018, snow cover was at a mere 21 percent of normal.

Some of the snow has come courtesy of atmospheric rivers, a type of storm system known for transporting narrow, low-level plumes of moisture across long ocean distances and dumping tremendous amounts of precipitation on land.

The condition of Sierra Nevada snowpack has consequences that go well beyond ski season. Spring and summer melt from the Sierra Nevada plays a crucial role in recharging California’s reservoirs. Though conditions could change, California drought watchers are cautiously optimistic that the boost to the snowpack will insulate the state from drought this summer.

The reservoirs are already in pretty good shape. Cal Water data show that most of the reservoirs are already more than half-full, and several have water levels that are above the historical average for the middle of February.

NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Story by Adam Voiland.


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People robbed of Canada Goose coats at gunpoint in Chicago

Chicago police are reporting gunpoint robberies targeting people wearing pricey Canada Goose jackets as temperatures plunge in the city.

Over the past two weeks, police say there’s been a spate of the thefts in which people wearing the luxury coats have been targeted and forced to give up the jackets. The coats can cost upward of $1,000 and are often seen on celebrities.

Six people had their Canada Goose coats stolen last week and two more were targeted Wednesday.

Police say two men jumped from a Mercedes, showed a gun and punched a 54-year-old man before forcibly taking his coat and wallet Wednesday. The same night, two men showed a gun to a 23-year-old man walking with a friend and demanded his Canada Goose coat.

Surveillance footage showed a man being robbed of his coat, the Washington Post reported.

No one has been arrested in connection with the robberies.

The coats retail from $500 to $1,200, according to its website. The most expensive coat on the site currently costs $1,695. The popular jackets are recognizable by a patch on the coat’s arm that says “Canada Goose Arctic Program.” The jackets have been seen on a number of celebrities including rapper Drake and model Kate Upton.

Source: Fox5NY

Harvard Study Shows Oceans Are Getting Colder

(Armstrong Economics) This winter, 2019 is once again extremely brutal in Europe. Exceptionally heavy snow has fallen as far south as Greece in the range of even 3 to 5 feet in various places. This is the third year of extreme cold in Europe which has been fueling more resentment about global warming taxes. Once again, Europe has been thrown into economic chaos for much of the region is not able to cope with snow lacking the historical experience. In places like Germany, the jet stream exaggerations have cause exceptionally hot summers, though shorter in duration, where hotels and houses never bothered installing air conditioning. This is the typical pattern that is serious for it also precedes droughts.

Meanwhile, scientists have revealed that the oceans are still getting colder at deeper levels in a slow-moving trend that was set in motion by the last Little Ice Age. The idea that the oceans have been retaining the heat so that is why the planet has not warmed up as forecast 30 years ago flies in the face of those ideas as well.

The ‘Little Ice Age’ hundreds of years ago is STILL cooling the bottom of Pacific, researchers find

  • The Little Ice Age brought colder-than-average temps around the 17th century
  • Researchers say temperatures in deep Pacific lag behind those at the surface
  • As a result, parts of the deep Pacific is now cooling from long ago Little Ice Age

As much of the ocean responds to the rising temperatures of today’s world, the deep, dark waters at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean appear to be doing the exact opposite.

A Harvard study has found that parts of the deep Pacific may be getting cooler as the result of a climate phenomenon that occurred hundreds of years ago.

Around the 17th century, Earth experienced a prolonged cooling period dubbed the Little Ice Age that brought chillier-than-average temperatures to much of the Northern Hemisphere.

Though it’s been centuries since this all played out, researchers say the deep Pacific appears to lag behind the waters closer to the surface, and is still responding to the Little Ice Age. Harvard study has found that parts of the deep Pacific may be getting cooler as the result of a climate phenomenon that occurred hundreds of years ago. The models suggest In the deep temperatures are dropping at a depth of around 2 kilometers (1.2 miles)

‘Climate varies across all timescales,’ said Peter Huybers, a professor at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

‘Some regional warming and cooling patterns, like the Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period, are well known.

‘Our goal was to develop a model of how the interior properties of the ocean respond to changes in surface climate.’

The Medieval Warm Period was a period lasting between the 9th and 12th centuries during which Earth’s climate leaned on the warmer side.

It was followed not long after by the Little Ice Age, which lasted from the 16th through 19th century, though some argue it began even earlier.

According to researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Harvard University, this long-ago cooling period could still be showing its face in the temperatures of the deep ocean.

‘If the surface ocean was generally cooling for the better part of the last millennium, those parts of the ocean most isolated from modern warming may still be cooling,’ said Jake Gebbie, a physical oceanographer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

To test this, the team compared measurements taken during the 1870s by scientists on the HMS Challenger to modern data.

During the study in the late 1800s, the researchers of the time dropped thermometers deep down into the ocean between 1872 and 1876, collecting more than 5,000 measurements in total. the 17th century, Earth experienced a prolonged cooling period dubbed the Little Ice Age that brought chillier-than-average temperatures to much of the Northern Hemisphere

‘We screened this historical data for outliers and considered a variety of corrections associated with pressure effects on the thermometer and stretching of the hemp rope used for lowering thermometers,’ Huybers said.

As expected, the comparisons showed most of the world’s oceans has been warming up over the last century.

In the deep Pacific Ocean, however, temperatures are dropping. This effect could be seen at a depth of around 2 kilometers (1.2 miles).

According to the team, this could influence our understanding of how much heat the ocean has absorbed in the last century, suggesting it could be as much as 30 percent less than previously assumed.

Their findings are published in a new paper in the journal Science.

‘The close correspondence between the predictions and observed trends gave us confidence that this is a real phenomenon,’ Gebbie said.

‘Part of the heat needed to bring the ocean into equilibrium with an atmosphere having more greenhouse gases was apparently already present in the deep Pacific,’ Huybers said.

‘These findings increase the impetus for understanding the causes of the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age as a way for better understanding modern warming trends.’

Source: Cheyenne Macdonald For


Conclusive Images California Is Under Attack by DEWs

Weapons are always created to be used…

DEW Lasers Confirmed Again. House Chopped in Half

Are SMART Meters Being Used To Implode Buildings in California During Firestorms?

CALIFORNIA FIRESTORMS: Who’s geoengineering the statewide conflagration and why?


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‘Father of Global Warming’ Scientist Finally Admits Theory Was A Scam

The scientist widely known as the “Father of Global Warming” has admitted for the first time that data used to promote his climate change theory was false and fradulently manipulated by Al Gore to suit an agenda. 

In 1986 the former NASA scientist, James Hansen, testified to Congress during a hearing on global warming organized by then-Congressman Al Gore to produce scientific models based on a number of different scenarios that could impact the planet.

According to Hansen, Al Gore took the data provided in a “worst-case scenario” and intentionally twisted it, rebranding it as “Global Warming,” making tens of millions of dollars in the process.

The model was titled “Scenario B” and was one of many provided to Congress by Hansen, however it left out significant factors meaning it didn’t reflect real-world conditions. This didn’t stop Al Gore and climate alarmists using the data to mislead millions of people all over the world.

However a new study that compares real-world data to the original Scenario B model — finding no correlation — has received Hansen’s backing, with the “Father of global warming” admitting he is “devastated” by the way his data has been used by climate alarmists.

Real World data shows “the science is not settled”

The dire climate prediction that was taken from Hansen’s data model “significantly overstates the warming” observed in the real world since the 1980s, according to the new analysis. Ross McKitrick, known as the ‘Father of Global Warming’, says real world data shows no global warming has occured.

Western Journal reports: Economist Ross McKitrick and climate scientist John Christy found observed warming trends match the low end of what Hansen told Congress during a hearing on global warming organized by then-Congressman Al Gore.

“Climate modelers will object that this explanation doesn’t fit the theories about climate change,” the two wrote.

“But those were the theories Hansen used, and they don’t fit the data.

“The bottom line is, climate science as encoded in the models is far from settled.”

Cato Institute climate scientists Patrick Michaels and Ryan Maue wrote that “surface temperatures are behaving as if we had capped 18 years ago the carbon-dioxide emissions responsible for the enhanced greenhouse effect.”

“But we didn’t. And it isn’t just Mr. Hansen who got it wrong,” Michaels and Maue wrote in The Wall Street Journal in June.

The WSJ op-ed set off a fierce debate over the accuracy of Hansen’s predictions.

Several media reports interviewing climate scientists claimed Hansen’s predictions — issued in 1988 — were pretty much correct.

Hansen’s dire global warming predictions turned 30 this year, sparking fawning media coverage of their accuracy.

The so-called “godfather” of global warming even told The Associated Press “I don’t want to be right in that sense.”

Some scientists moved the goalposts and argued even though Hansen’s temperature predictions were off, he got the radiative forcing from greenhouse gas emissions correct.

However, McKitrick and Christy’s analysis takes into account such objections, pointing out that Hansen’s prediction of carbon dioxide emissions was actually close to what was observed — there just wasn’t much warming.

It turns out Hansen’s worst-case scenario projection of global warming, known as Scenario B, only takes carbon dioxide emissions into account, but still showed too much warming, McKitrick and Christy wrote.

“What really matters is the trend over the forecast interval, and this is where the problems become visible,” McKitrick and Christy wrote.

Hansen’s conclusion, they wrote, “significantly overstates the warming.”

Source: New World Order Report

Dangerous U.S. Pollution Event From Heat Wave, African Dust, and Fires This Week A surge of dust from the coast of Africa advances towards the United States, as seen on June 26, 2018. Image credit: NOAA/RAMMB.

An unusually concentrated plume of African dust invaded the U.S. over the weekend, bringing dangerously high levels of fine particulate pollution (PM2.5, particles less than 2.5 microns or 0.0001 inch in diameter). The dust from the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) arrived in Texas on Thursday, and spread northwards and northeastward into the Tennessee Valley over the weekend. The high levels of African dust in combination with human-generated pollution brought the highest PM2.5 levels of the year to 24 of the 37 monitoring locations in Texas over the weekend.

Update: We reported early Monday afternoon that according to on-line data available from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, monitors in Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston on Saturday and Sunday measured the highest 24-hour PM2.5 levels recorded in those cities since at least 1998 (a red or “Unhealthy” Air Quality Index). However, these numbers have been revised, and the two monitors in question now show PM2.5 levels in the “Moderate” range. 1. A plume of Saharan dust extended from the coast of Africa into the Caribbean, then northwards into Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, and surrounding states, as analyzed by the 8 pm EDT Sunday July 1, 2018 run of NASA’s GMAO model. The dust outbreak was one of the ten most intense of the past fifteen years.

Two of six monitoring stations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area violated the 24-hour PM2.5 standard of 35 μg/m3 over the weekend, as did  one of five stations in the San Antonio region and both stations in the Tyler-Longview-Marshall area. These violations were for an AQI in the “Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups” (orange) range. The dust also led to a rare PM2.5 violation in Arkansas on Sunday, at the El Dorado monitor. According to statistics from the American Lung Association, Arkansas did not experience any PM2.5 violations between 2014 – 2016. (Note that it’s referred to as a “violation” when PM2.5 levels exceed the EPA guidelines even if the cause is partially natural, such as from Saharan dust). 2. Observed air quality index (AQI) for 9 pm CDT Sunday, July 1, 2018. A plume of African dust extended from Texas into the Tennessee Valley, causing high levels of PM2.5 pollution. Regions colored in orange saw PM2.5 levels in excess of the federal standard, reaching the “Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups” range. A region near Ft. Worth experienced an AQI in the “Unhealthy” (red) range. Image credit: U.S. EPA.

A very dangerous air pollution episode

A PM2.5 episode as widespread and severe as this is a threat to cause hundreds of premature deaths. According to a 2018 study done by the Health Effects Institute (a U.S. non-profit corporation funded by the EPA and the auto industry), PM2.5 pollution in the U.S. caused approximately 87,000 premature deaths per year between 2010 and 2016. Air pollution deaths are calculated using epidemiological studies, which correlate death rates with air pollution levels. Air pollution has been proven to increase the incidence of death due to stroke, heart attack and lung disease. Since these causes of death are also due to other factors—such as lifestyle and family history—we typically refer to air pollution deaths as premature deaths. A premature air pollution-related death typically occurs about twelve years earlier than it otherwise might have, according to Caiazzo et al., 2013.

On Friday, a new study linked PM2.5–even at levels deemed safe–to increased incidence of diabetes. The researchers estimated that pollution contributed to 3.2 million new diabetes cases globally in 2016—about 14% of all new diabetes cases globally that year. The study found an increase in diabetes occurred for annual-average PM2.5 levels of 2.4 micrograms per cubic meter–well below the EPA annual standard of 12 micrograms per cubic meter.

The PM2.5 air pollution episode is likely to continue for Texas, and the Tennessee Valley through Tuesday, according to forecasts from NASA’s GMAO model, which shows the dust pushing northeastward and slowly diluting over the next few days. PM2.5 levels were once again in the “Unhealthy” (red) zone for Ft. Worth, Texas on Monday afternoon, and in the “Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups” (orange) range on the east side of Houston. One positive effect of the dust: it blocked enough sunlight to cool SSTs by up to a degree Centigrade, relative to average, over the Caribbean and western Gulf of Mexico during the past week. This will provide less heat to fuel potential hurricanes that might form during the coming hurricane season (more on this in our next post, on Tuesday).

SST change
Figure 3. Change in sea surface temperatures (SSTs) for the 7-day period ending at 2 am EDT July 2, 2018. A large cloud of African dust blocked enough sunlight to cool SSTs by up to a degree Centigrade, relative to average, over the Caribbean and western Gulf of Mexico during the past week. Image credit: Levi Cowan,

Dangerous ozone pollution event continues for Northeast U.S.

The heat wave that began late last week brought the worst ozone air pollution thus far this year to much of the Midwest and Northeast United States. An Ozone Action Day was declared for 24 U.S. cities for Friday, 60 cities on Saturday and Sunday, and 72 cities on Monday. Seven out of ten ozone pollution monitoring sites in the New York City area recorded 8-hour average ozone levels in excess of the federal standard of 70 ppb over the weekend. The highest levels of 82 ppb were measured on Sunday at the City College of New York; this was the site’s fourth ozone violation of the year. Three of Connecticut’s twelve monitoring sites also had ozone levels in violation of the federal standard over the weekend. New Jersey had ozone violations at six stations on Saturday, and four stations on Sunday. Two of the Sunday violations were for an ozone AQI in the red or “Unhealthy” range.

Ground-level ozone, which has been blamed for approximately 12,000 premature deaths per year in the U.S. between 2010 and 2016, is created from chemical reactions between volatile organic carbon (VOC) compounds and nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight. The chemical reactions that create ozone happen faster at high temperatures, and the current heat wave can be expected to cause one of the most dangerous ozone pollution events of 2018. Pollution levels are expected to be higher on Monday over much of the Northeast U.S., due to the extra pollution that weekday traffic and business activity puts into the air. The EPA expects all the major cities of Northeast U.S. will top out in the “Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups” (orange) range for ozone on Monday, with portions of Southeast New York and southwest Connecticut reaching the “Unhealthy” (red) range. At this level of pollution, people who are sensitive to air pollution are at increased risk of stroke, heart attack and breathing problems, and even healthy people may experience discomfort. By early Monday afternoon, portions of New Jersey and New York were already seeing an ozone AQI in the red “Unhealhty” range. On an Ozone Action Day, you are encouraged to:

  • Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher temperature.
  • Choose a cleaner commute—share a ride to work or use public transportation. Bicycle or walk to errands when possible.
  • Refuel cars and trucks after dusk.
  • Combine errands and reduce trips.
  • Limit engine idling.
  • Use household, workshop, and garden chemicals in ways that keep evaporation to a minimum, or try to delay using them when poor air quality is forecast.

California fire contributes to poor air quality

A fire that began on Saturday northwest of Sacramento, California has spread haze and poor air quality as far south as San Francisco. The fast-moving fire, fanned by high winds, had burned over 50 square miles in Yolo County and was 2% contained by Sunday night. A dusting of ash fell as far away as San Francisco, where tourists snapped pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge enveloped in an orange shroud of fog and smoke.

Figure 4. Eduardo Velev cools off in the spray of a fire hydrant on Sunday, July 1, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Temperatures hit 95°F on both Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia, with nighttime lows well above 70°F, and Monday and Tuesday could be even hotter. Image credit: Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images.

Heat wave slogs into U.S. holiday week

Torrid temperatures and hellacious humidity plagued much of the eastern United States and Canada over the weekend. For most folks, relief will be minimal until later this week, when the heat dome is predicted to shift toward western North America.

The past weekend didn’t bring a swarm of record highs so much as a widespread swath of very uncomfortable air, the kind that becomes a bigger threat for heat-related illness the longer it persists. The National Weather Service heat index—the “feels like” temperature, taking into account air temperature and moisture—pushed well above 100°F from the Midwest to the Northeast, including 107°F at Grand Rapids, MI, on Saturday and 109°F at Albany, NY on Sunday. The most extreme conditions by local standards were in parts of New York, New England, and southeast Canada, where dew points (a measure of the absolute amount of moisture in the air) were about as high as they ever get in some locations. Heat advisories remained in effect east of the Appalachians from Virginia to Maine on Monday.

At Burlington, Vermont, the Monday-morning low was an incredible 81°F. If this low holds till midnight, it will be the warmest daily low ever recorded in Burlington, topping the 78°F recorded on several occasions since records began there in 1884. An NWS forecaster in Burlington put it this way at 3:34 AM on Monday morning, when temperatures were hovering around 85°F with a 73°F dewpoint: “The south wind around 10 mph feels like a misplaced trade wind from the tropics.” Downstream, it’s possible that Caribou, Maine, will challenge its all-time warmest daily low (71°F) on Tuesday.

Just north of the border, Montreal celebrated Canada Day on July 1 with a record-setting high for the date of 33.9°C (93°F), topping the old record of 33.2°C from 1963. Sunday night saw nature putting on a fireworks show of its own in the Montreal area, as more than 15,000 lightning strikes were recorded within 50 kilometers of the city.