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  • Historic Ice Age cavern used as barbecue and party spot during lockdown

    03/20/2021 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 26 replies ^ | 2 March 2021 | BPM Media
    An Ice Age cavern in Devon which could hold vital untapped clues about the history of man is being used for barbecues and parties. Ashhole Cavern in Brixham, where ancient elephant and rhinoceros bones have been found, is listed as a scheduled monument by Historic England.
  • Earth had its coolest February in seven years due to La Niña in the tropical Pacific Ocean that dropped temperatures as much as 3.2F below the average in parts of the world, study reveals

    03/15/2021 9:10:05 PM PDT · by blueplum · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 Mar 2021 | Dan Avery
    Last month the Earth had its coldest February in seven years, thanks to the effect of La Niña. The irregular weather pattern causes abnormally strong winds that make the ocean colder than normal. During February, the average temperature in the contiguous US was 30.6 F, or 3.2°F below the 20th century average.... ...The US was particularly hard hit: The average temperature in the continental U.S. last month was 30.6 degrees F, or 3.2 degrees below the 20th century average. That's the 19th coldest February in the 127 years the agency has kept records, and the coldest February since 1989....
  • Iceland eruption could mark the beginning of a volcanic period lasting a few centuries

    03/06/2021 6:50:42 PM PST · by amorphous · 53 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | 6 March 2021 | Robert Felix
    Iceland eruption could mark the beginning of a volcanic period lasting a few centuries David Hartley Interesting article in the Iceland Monitor about eruptive phases on Iceland. What caught my eye was the fact it settled round about 1300 which Wiki has as round about the beginnings of the Little Ice Age. “If an eruption occurs, it would likely mark the beginning of such a [volcanic] period – lasting a few centuries (emphasis added), I believe,” states Magnús Á. Sigurgeirsson, geologist at ÍSOR Iceland GeoSurvey – a consulting and research institute in the field of geothermal sciences and utilization. Research...
  • Two feet of snow possible in parts of northeast U.S., mid-Atlantic states Sunday to Tuesday (Jan 31st to Feb 2nd)

    01/30/2021 5:23:29 PM PST · by Peter ODonnell · 139 replies
    original to Free Republic | Jan 30 2021 | Peter O'Donnell
    You probably heard that a snowstorm is approaching the major cities of the northeastern U.S. and the mid-Atlantic states. Some forecasting models have outcomes as high as 24-36 inches of snow for some areas. Most at risk appears to be eastern PA, NJ, and MD. NYC and LI could also get hit with 18-24 inch amounts. So far it looks a bit less extreme for most of New England, with forecast models saying 6-12 inches for most areas. That is also the case for western PA, central NY state, and some parts of the Midwest where the storm has already...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Nov. 22 2020 Third Highest On Record

    11/23/2020 6:17:03 PM PST · by brookwood · 30 replies
    Antarctic Sea Ice on November 22, 2020 was the Third Highest on Record (since 1979).
  • “Snowball Earths” May Have Been Triggered by a Plunge in Incoming Sunlight – “Be Wary of Speed”

    07/29/2020 11:08:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | By Jennifer Chu, July 29, 2020
    Findings also suggest exoplanets lying within habitable zones may be susceptible to ice ages. ============================================================================= At least twice in Earth’s history, nearly the entire planet was encased in a sheet of snow and ice. These dramatic “Snowball Earth” events occurred in quick succession, somewhere around 700 million years ago, and evidence suggests that the consecutive global ice ages set the stage for the subsequent explosion of complex, multicellular life on Earth. Scientists have considered multiple scenarios for what may have tipped the planet into each ice age. While no single driving process has been identified, it’s assumed that whatever triggered...
  • This Giant Severed Wolf Head From 40,000 Years Ago Was Unearthed in Siberia

    06/26/2020 6:22:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | 26 JUNE 2020 | PETER DOCKRILL
    As our planet's permafrosts continue to melt in record-breaking heat, we can expect to find astonishing things from the ancient past. Like this huge wolf head, preserved since the last ice age and unearthed in incredible condition in Siberia in 2018, an estimated 40,000 years since being entombed in frozen wilderness. The giant head, discovered by a local man in 2018 along the shores of the Tirekhtyakh River in the Russian Republic of Sakha (aka Yakutia), measures a whole 40 centimetres in length (about 16 inches), making it unlike any existing wolf specimen scientists have studied from so long ago....
  • Sun lockdown: Is a solar minimum really going to bring famine, freezing temps, and droughts to Earth?

    05/18/2020 3:21:15 AM PDT · by bolobaby · 34 replies ^ | May 16, 2020 | Greg Pickel
    It’s May 16, 2020, which means that there is nothing out of the ordinary about the phrase ‘sun lockdown’ trending on search engines and social media. Most of us are in lockdown, after all, because of the coronavirus pandemic, and so if the sun wants to join us, so be it, right? Wrong, some exaggerated headlines suggest, as they promise famine, freezing temps, and droughts on Earth because the sun has entered a completely predictable and entirely normal solar minimum, according to Astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips in an interview with The Sun.
  • India cold wave: Delhi reels from coldest day in more than a century

    12/31/2019 1:34:39 AM PST · by Mr Radical · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-31-2019 | Anon
    India's capital Delhi has recorded its chilliest day in more than a century amid a severe cold wave across the northern part of the country...
  • Remember: Ice Age is Coming 1978 Science Facts [20+ minute video w/Leonard Nimoy narration]

    12/05/2019 8:38:30 PM PST · by beaversmom · 64 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 22, 2019 | bBrain via YouTube
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  • Record-breaking cold hits Utah

    10/31/2019 7:41:11 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    FOX 13 NEWS ^ | October 29, 2019 | FOX 13 NEWS
    A cold like never before seen in October is hitting Utah on Tuesday and Wednesday as a record-breaking Arctic cold front brings freezing air straight from Canada. Parts of the state had highs only in the 20s, which FOX 13 Chief Meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke said has never happened before on an October day. On Wednesday, temperatures in Salt Lake City are expected to break all-time records. The coldest recorded October temperature in the city was in 1971 with 16-degree low and 35-degree high. Wednesday is expected to see a low of 11 degrees and a high of 31. Strong...
  • Explosion in Antarctic sea ice levels may cause another ice age

    10/30/2019 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct.30, 2019 | Chris Ciaccia
    Upside-down "rivers" of warm ocean water may be one of the causes of Antarctica's ice shelves breaking up, leading to a rise in sea levels. But a new study suggests an increase in sea ice in a colder climate may lead to a much more devastating change in the Earth's climate — another ice age. Using computer simulations, the research suggests that an increase in sea ice could significantly alter the circulation of the ocean, ultimately leading to a reverse greenhouse effect as carbon dioxide levels in the ocean increase and levels in the air decrease. “One key question in...
  • Explosion in Antarctic sea ice levels may cause another ice age

    10/30/2019 7:04:46 AM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 91 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | 10/30/19 | Chris Ciaccia
    Upside-down "rivers" of warm ocean water may be one of the causes of Antarctica's ice shelves breaking up, leading to a rise in sea levels. But a new study suggests an increase in sea ice may lead to a much more devastating change in the Earth's climate — another ice age.
  • Global Warming: Britain Braces for ‘Coldest Winter in 30 Years’

    10/05/2019 4:46:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 5, 2019 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Researchers from University College London are forecasting an average temperature in the UK of just 3.9ºC (39ºF) for January to February in what is expected to be “the coldest weather in 30 years.” Yahoo News reported Saturday that temperatures in Great Britain could reach as low as -14C with “snow event after snow event” expected to hit various parts of the territory. Forecasters expect the lasting cold spell to begin sometime this month and to continue at least through March. “October is now looking like it will turn out to be colder than average with more of a chance of...
  • Solar minimum warning: Mini ice age could last until 2055 - shock warning

    07/30/2019 6:48:10 AM PDT · by phs3 · 115 replies
    THE current solar minimum could last for more than three decades which could lead to temperatures plummeting across the globe, scientists have warned.
  • During the Ice Age, Long-Legged Hyenas Prowled the Arctic

    06/19/2019 6:37:59 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    gizmondo ^ | 18 June 2019 | George Dvorsky
    “The size, shape, and arrangement of the cusps on the two teeth are characteristically hyena, in that the teeth are very robust, and with sharp shearing blades,” Humans took a similar route to reach North America some 15,000 years ago, but the hyena migration happened much earlier. “It is amazing to imagine hyenas thriving in the harsh conditions above the Arctic Circle during the Ice Age,” “So they are an all-around ‘triple-threat’ of a predator, being able to run with their long legs, hunt and cut meat with their sharp teeth, and scavenge with their powerful premolar teeth,” he said.
  • Climate change could pose ‘existential threat’ to humanity by 2050, advocates say

    06/05/2019 7:34:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 4, 2019 | JULIA JACOBO
    Climate change represents “a near-to midterm existential threat to human civilization,according to an analysis by the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration. The paper, published by the Australian think tank last week, gives one scenario in which by 2050 "accelerating climate-change impacts pose large negative consequences which might not be undone for centuries." If policymakers fail to act on evidence presented in the current Paris Agreement, in which global human-caused greenhouse emissions will not peak until 2030, this will lock in about 3 degrees Celsius of warming, according to the scenario presented in the report. There is "broad scientific acceptance"...
  • This Seawater Is 20,000 Years Old, and Has Remained Untouched Since the Last Ice Age

    05/27/2019 5:50:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies ^ | May 26, 2019 08:57am ET | Brandon Specktor,
    The researchers found their watery prize while drilling sediment core samples out of the underwater limestone deposits that make up the Maldives archipelago in South Asia. After hauling each core onto their research vessel, the team sliced up the rock like a tube of cookie dough and put the pieces into a hydraulic press that squeezed any remnant moisture out of the pores. When the researchers tested the composition of these fresh-pressed water samples aboard their ship, they were surprised to find that the water was extremely salty — far saltier than the Indian Ocean is today. They did more...
  • Ocasio-Cortez’s Climatology Lacks Historical Context

    04/12/2019 9:55:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | April 12, 2019 | Gregory Whitestone
    When Sam Cooke sang “Don’t know much about history” in 1960 he could not have had U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in mind, but only because she lives a half century later.Whatever Ocasio-Cortez got from history classes during her time at Boston University, it wasn’t an appreciation of historical context because it is sorely lacking in her assertions about climate and its effect on humankind. She and others promoting the Green New Deal have the facts exactly backwards when they claim that warming temperatures are an existential threat to humanity.Ocasio-Cortez recently warned in a House Oversight Committee hearing that the United States...
  • Subduction Was Essential for the Ice Age

    03/28/2019 11:10:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-28-19 | Tim Clarey, PhD
    Subduction Was Essential for the Ice Age BY TIM CLAREY, PH.D. * | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019 Creation meteorologist Michael Oard has written extensively about what it takes to make an ice age. The first requirement is much warmer oceans than we have today, which would provide the extra evaporation needed for heavy winter snowfall. The second requirement is cooler summers that allow snow to build up from year to year and eventually transform into thick ice sheets.1