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What modulates our Sun? The majority of science work on the principle that the Sun is self modulating and each solar cycle is a product of a random number generator. There are others that suspect the Sun is modulated by the planets with a special emphasis on Uranus & Neptune. Thanks to Carl Smith who has recently left us we have new knowledge that significantly adds to Jose, Landscheidt & Charvàtovà's work.

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Northeast at risk for freeze – Maybe snow

IceAgeNow - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 18:36

Conditions more typical of early April or March for an extended period. (I assume this is caused, of course, by global warming.)

A vortex could bring unseasonably chilly conditions and frost to the northeastern US into next week, according to AccuWeather.com.

Areas at risk for a frost or freeze will extend from part of the Great Lakes region to the central Appalachians and western New England early Wednesday morning.

There us even  a chance of wet snow in the mountains of eastern New York state and western New England.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/vortex-to-bring-episodes-of-chilly-air-frost-to-northeastern-us-into-next-week/ar-BBAWrhy?li=BBnb7Kz


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Highly unusual snowfall in Finland

IceAgeNow - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:45

Email from reader in Finland

Hello Robert,

It’s been snowing in Finland in May and it’s been highly unusual. I couldn’t find any English news about it yet, which seems a bit fishy to me. However, I’m sure they might report about it later on the Yle News section.

I try to keep on spreading the message about the coming mini ice age, but the mainstream media is doing a good job when it comes to pushing propaganda and lies about the “global warming”. We have a spotless sun again!

Also see: “April was colder, wetter and snowier than usual”
http://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/april_was_colder_wetter_and_snowier_than_usual/9590926

Thanks to Riku (Richard) in Finland for this info

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Snowfall in Kiev – On May 10

IceAgeNow - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:35
Includes video.

Much more snow was on the highway Kiev-Chernigov. See photo.
http://bm.img.com.ua/berlin/storage/news/orig/1/53/2cc87dd989bb5c27b270d7d3c2af3531.jpg

On May 10 in Kiev on Lukyanovka and in the Podolsky district snow fell. This is reported by users in social networks.

“It was snow. Thick. Cereals. Within a minute. And I would have missed it if there had not been a sudden explosion of insane child happiness in the nearby kindergarten, which made me take my eyes off the computer. The sun has melted it all in seconds, “- wrote journalist Julia Borisko in her Facebook.

http://news.bigmir.net/capital/1075419-V-Kieve-vypal-majskij-sneg

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

In Kyev, Ukrain, now the European Songfestival is going on, says Argiris. “Millions of people in Europe and Australia (this country is strangely enough also participating in the EUROvision Songfestival) are watching this event on television.

None of the reporters has mentioned: Guess what, today it was snowing here. The snow did not last long in the city, but on the road to Chernigov there was much more snow.

The MSM keeps quiet about snowfall, the public doesn’t need to know this. This is how Fake News manipulates us.


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Headed for MORE than a little-ice age

IceAgeNow - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:12

The latest Adapt 2030 video suggests something longer than a mini or little ice age.

The creator of Adapt 2030, David DyByne,  firmly believes this will not be a 400-year cooling event, but rather, that a 1,500- to 2,000-year cooling event is about to strike our planet.

DyByne bases his conclusion on the correlation of the sharp increases in volcanism that accompany Grand Solar Minimums.

For example, a massive eruption of El Chichon in southern Mexico around 540 A.D. dumped 8-foot-deep layers of ash around Central America. The eruption brought on the 100-year Maya Dark Age and was responsible for temperature drops across the northern hemisphere when global temperatures dropped 2C.

El Chichon was just one of a chain of eruptions between 536 AD and 545 AD that caused widespread climate change, says DuByne. It had devastating effects on crop production across Europe as agricultural production declined significantly.

The Rabaul volcano in New Guinea erupted at about the same time, and again, it was just part of a series of eruptions.

The Chen Dynasty in China was wiped out by the same event. In fact, Chinese dynasty collapses correlate remarkably well with Grand Solar Minimums.

“You can calculate and predict these Grand Solar Minimums,” says DuByne. “We are entering one now.”

“Expect more volcanism.”

Thanks to Steven Rowlandson and Mickey Russell for this video


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Al Gore wants to reverse modernity – Video

IceAgeNow - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 14:40

Gore’s anti-humanity proposals would send us back into the Dark Ages.

(Excerpts) – Al Gore wants to reverse modernity and save the world from itself, setting forth on a fool’s-errand pathway to “decarbonize” the world’s energy system.

Gore is recommending a massive, punishing carbon tax, essentially destroying development of the world’s fossil-fuel base. Our economic growth and personal well-being depends on robust fossil-fuel use, so Gore’s plan would destroy these as well.

The anti-humanity proposals in Gore’s latest initiative have as one of their chief goals the elimination of fossil fuels, full stop.

But, don’t worry! The all-in estimated cost to re-engineer humanity is only a mere $15 trillion—enough money to give every man, woman, and child in the United States more than $46,000.

Never mind that carbon dioxide is a benign gas required for all life to thrive on Earth—plant, animal, and human alike. It has never mattered to Gore that ordinary people everywhere have been hurt and will continue to be hurt by his continual efforts to make fossil-fuel energy expensive and that the poorest among us are harmed the most by the energy policies he supports.

Gore remains as tragically wrong today as he was when he first surfaced as an opponent of everything linked to carbon-dioxide.

His $15 trillion carbon tax should and will be rejected for the phony, radical environmental vision it represents.

See entire article by Fred Palmer:
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/a-fools-errand-al-gores-15-trillion-carbon-tax/article/2622479

Thanks to Dean Koehler for this link


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Record snowfall on Palomar Mountain, California

IceAgeNow - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 14:05

More than double previous record for May 7th. Also, record cold in San Diego and many other California cities.

Meanwhile, the max temp in San Diego today (7 May 2017) rose to only 59 degrees F, breaking the previous record of 60 F set in 1930.

Palomar Mountain is a mountain ridge in the Peninsular Ranges in northern San Diego County, California.

It is home to the Palomar Observatory and Hale Telescope.

Palomar Mountain received 6" of snow so far today which is a new record, old record 2.5" from 1964. #cawx pic.twitter.com/E9dA3Xrfae

— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) May 8, 2017

https://twitter.com/NWSSanDiego

Thanks to Clay Olson for these links


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Michigan freeze – Two million pounds of asparagus lost

IceAgeNow - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:33

An estimated two-million pounds of the asparagus crop in Oceana County was lost this week due to freezing temperatures.

Around 65-percent of the state’s asparagus crop is grown in Oceana County where (I heard on the radio this morning) temperatures are running about 10 degrees F below normal.

Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board executive director John Bakker says they think they only lost about ten-percent of the overall crop.

http://whtc.com/news/articles/2017/may/09/freezing-temps-hurt-asparagus-crop/


 

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Up to six inches of rain in Quebec

IceAgeNow - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 20:48

Weather summary for Quebec by Environment Canada 8 May 2017.

Up to six inches of rain has fallen in Quebec.

There are a few rainfall warnings for the province as well as a couple of lingering snowfall warnings in the Matagami and Waskaginish regions.

Blizzards in the Ulukhaktok regions of the Northwest Territories and the Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven and Resolute regions of Nunavut.

Frost advisories and patchy frost for parts of southern Quebec and southern Ontario.

Summary of rainfall amounts since Friday.

Restigouche-Bonaventure: 35-50 mm (1.38″ to 1.97″)
New Carlisle: 74 mm (2.91″)
Cap d’Espoir: 107 mm (4.21″)
Baie-Comeau: 35-45 mm (1.38″ to 1.77″)
Sept-Îles: 35-60 mm (1.38″ to 2.36″)
Port Meunier: 82 mm (3.23″)
Minganie: 120-150 mm (4.72″ to 5.99″)
Natashquan: 70 mm (2.76″)
Chevery: 50 mm (1.97″)

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link


 

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Nature has made a mockery of global warming – Video

IceAgeNow - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 14:32

Planet earth on course for another ice age. 

7 May 2017 (Excerpts) – “The climate is changing, but it’s not changing the way the climate-change crowd told us it would change.

“The ice is growing not only in the South Pole, but also in the North Pole.

“Research shows a natural cooling cycle that occurs every 230 years began in 2014 and will send temperatures plummeting even further by 2019.

“Scientists are also expecting a “huge reduction” in solar activity for 33 years between 2020 and 2053 that will cause thermometers to crash.

“Both cycles suggest Earth is entering a global cooling cycle that could have devastating consequences for global economy, human life and society as we know it.

“:So who are the real climate deniers?”

See entire article:
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/611671/ice-age-britain-freeze-climate-change-weather

Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this link


 

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Historic flooding in Canada

IceAgeNow - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 12:56

State of emergency declared in Montreal, schools closed, military scrambling with relief efforts.

Environment Minister David Heurtel said the speed the water is travelling through the Ottawa River basin is just as problematic as the water levels.

“We’re talking about historic levels of water,” said Heurtel.

Several municipalities, including Montreal, Laval and Rigaud, have declared states of emergency .

Parts of eastern Ontario, Atlantic Canada and British Columbia and have also been hit hard by flooding.

See video:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/flooding-worse-monday-quebec-may-2017-1.4104120

Thanks to Ron de Haan for this link


 

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Squaw Valley Will Stay Open Past July 4th

IceAgeNow - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 13:58

First time in the resort’s history.

According to The Tahoe Weekly, Squaw Valley will keep running its Shirley lift for skiers and riders past July 4th for the first time in the resort’s 68 year-long history. As of today, Squaw Valley has seen 714″ of snow and their base is a whopping 232″ DEEP.

“The Shirley Lift access mostly northwestern facing slopes that have the ability to stick around through the mid-summer months. ”

Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth previously said, “I’m actually considering staying open through the summer and fall so it becomes the 16/17/18 season.”

Read entire Tahoe Weekly article:
http://unofficialnetworks.com/2017/05/03/breaking-squaw-valley-will-stay-open-past-july-4th-for-first-time-in-resort-history/

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link

I posted about Squaw Valley possible staying open all season a couple of weeks ago.

https://www.iceagenow.info/tahoe-glacier-making-comeback/

https://www.iceagenow.info/california-ski-resort-may-stay-open-summer-fall-next-season/


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Early May snowfall possible for Upstate New York

IceAgeNow - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 12:44

The snow will be confined mostly to the hills south of Syracuse and Buffalo. However, residents could also see some slushy stuff at lower elevations overnight Sunday and again Monday.

5 May 2017 –  According to the National Weather Service, Western New York could see up to 3 inches of snow on Saturday night and Sunday, particularly along the higher terrain of the western Southern Tier. The same areas could get an additional 1 to 2 inches Sunday night.

Smaller amounts of snow could fall in the Tug Hill/western Adirondacks area and in the hills south of Syracuse, particularly at 1,200 feet elevation or higher.

Snow in May isn’t unheard of in Upstate, of course, but it doesn’t happen very often.

See when it has happened before:
http://www.newyorkupstate.com/weather/2017/05/snow_possible_for_hills_near_syracuse_buffalo.html

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link


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Snowfall for California mountains

IceAgeNow - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 12:30

Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) required chains on State Route 18, from Heaps Peak Dump to Big Bear Dam. 

7 May 2017 —  An unusual spring storm delivered a blast of winter to many parts of the Southland overnight, including snow at higher elevation areas.

In the San Gabriel and Tehachapi mountains,temperatures flirted with freezing and several inches of snow fell in the San Bernardino Mountain area of Lake Arrowhead.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/05/07/storm-blast-winter-weather/

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link


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Freeze could cut Bordeaux wine harvest by 50 percent

IceAgeNow - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 14:12

Wine production to fall by about 350 million bottles.

Bordeaux vineyards in southwestern France could lose about half of their harvest this year after two nights of frost at the end of April damaged the crop, a wine industry official said today.

Frost damage varied widely depending on location. Some owners expected to lose only 15% to 30% of their grape harvest, others could see their entire production wiped out.

Wines from the Cognac, Bergerac and Lot-et-Garonne regions were also affected.

This follows last year’s 10 percent drop in France’s total wine output due to adverse weather conditions and a more than 20 percent drop the year before that.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/1244846/frost-could-cut-bordeaux-harvest-by-50-

Thanks to Stephen Bird for this link


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Unprecedented hailstorm hits Iranian city

IceAgeNow - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:30

Hail so deep that front-end loaders were needed to clear the streets.

The ferocious hailstorm hit the northwestern Iranian city of Sanandaj on Wednesday, inflicting damage on vehicles and disrupting traffic for several hours.

See photos:
http://tnews.ir/news/0c4985011066.html

Thanks to Kevin A for this link


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Toronto headed for one of the most prolonged cold periods in history – Video

IceAgeNow - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:34

The Weather Network calls it “most significant cold snap in decades.”

“One of the most prolonged cold periods in history,” and they call it a “cold snap”?

Looks to me like an attempt to downplay the historic nature of the cold.

“The record for the most single-digit days in a row in May is five, and that was back in May of 1974,” says The Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton. “Currently, we’re forecast to get five days of single digits, making it one of the most prolonged cold periods in history.”

Hamilton calls for possible snow this weekend all the way into Toronto. Some areas farther west could get enough snow that “you may need to shovel.”

Temperatures 10 degrees below seasonal will make it feel more like March.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/most-significant-cold-snap-in-decades-for-southern-ontario/81937/

Thanks to Glenn Cuthbert for this link


 

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Colorado cattle death toll skyrockets after rare spring blizzard

IceAgeNow - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 19:57

The death toll from this past weekend’s blizzard in southeastern Colorado has now risen into the thousands, according to CBS Local in Denver.

Seven-foot-high (2 meter) snow drifts buried cows and pummeled wheat crops near the Kansas and Oklahoma borders, costing farmers millions of dollars.

It is now estimated that as many as 10,000 cattle were killed in the is being called a “rare spring storm,” which dumped 30 inches of snow in some areas.

The damage from this storm is being compared to that from the blizzard of 2007, considered one of the worst snowstorms in Colorado history.

This past weekend, a huge snowstorm also devastated  the western Kansas wheat crop.

Staggering Losses Being Recorded For Farmers, Ranchers After Blizzard

Thanks to David Johnson for this link


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English vineyards report ‘catastrophic’ damage

IceAgeNow - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:43

“English wine crop ruined,” reads headline. Late frosts have caused devastation at British vineyards, warn wine producers .

Temperatures dropped to -6C (21F) over the past week or so, killing off the delicate buds.

As much as 90 percent losses

As a result, makers of fine English sparkling wines fear crop yields will collapse by as much as 80 per cent.

Chris White, the chief executive of Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey, said up to 75% of its crop was damaged by last week’s sub-zero temperatures.

“From what I hear the majority of English vineyards have been affected to some degree,” said White.

Chris Foss, head of the wine department at Plumpton College in East Sussex, said  while some crops were unscathed others had been “decimated” with 90% of buds destroyed.

“I’ve been in English wine for 30 years and never seen anything like it,” said Foss. “It looks like there will be a 50% drop in this year’s expected yield – if not higher.”

Nick Wenman, owner of the Albury organic vineyard in Surrey, said the devastating freeze had damaged 80% of its vines. This despite lighting 500 candles and burners to warm the air,

Some of France’s most famous winemaking regions, including Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, were also affected by last week’s severe frosts.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4471686/English-wine-crop-ruined-frosts-bite-warm-spell.html

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/02/english-vineyards-frost-champagne-bordeaux-burgundy

Thanks to Sonya Porter and JH Walker for these links

“Even the UK bastion of Green Socalism, the print cheer leader after the BBC for AGW and human induced Climate Change, the Guardian, reported on this,” says J.H.


 

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Hundreds of cows killed or lost in Colorado blizzard

IceAgeNow - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:21

More than 2 feet of global warming has killed hundreds – perhaps thousands – of cattle in Southeastern Colorado. Drifts were reported up 15-feet (4.57 m) deep.

3 May 2017 — As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 300 head of livestock were reported dead in Baca County. Officials expect the numbers to increase as the snow melts and more are found.

Farmers and ranchers were working nonstop to find livestock that wandered off during the storm. Some ranchers found cattle 10 miles away from their normal pastures, even into Oklahoma.

See video and lots of photos:
http://www.koaa.com/story/35334547/snowstorm-kills-hundreds-of-cattle-in-southeastern-colorado

http://kdvr.com/2017/05/03/hundreds-of-cows-killed-or-lost-in-southeast-colorado-blizzard/

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine and J Bird for these links

“Have proponents of global warming ever convincingly explained how the world can be warming and yet still be getting these storms” asks JBird. “Or is the explanation just more theoretical BS?”


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Mini ice-age conditions bring multiple crop losses globally – Video

IceAgeNow - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 16:04

Mini-ice-age crop losses.  Prepare for huge increases in food prices. You may want to watch this video twice.

“With the massive losses of at least 32% of US Winter wheat over the first week of May 2017, there are other agriculture losses mounting in regional areas, that when seen combined will add to the overall larger picture. Doubling avocado prices, lemon shortages, massive fruit losses across Europe, vineyards up to 50% loss. The mini ice age crop losses are beginning.”

Thanks to Joe Friday for this video


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