If it quacks like a duck … it must be a turtle

If it quacks like a duck … it must be a turtle (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2014):

“Why We’re Definitely Not Headed for Another Ice Age.”

When I saw that headline in Newsweek, I thought, do they know something that I don’t? But once I read the article, it left me wondering how in the world they came to that conclusion.

It reminds me of the great retort by paleontologist Robert Bakker to those who did not agree with his belief that many kinds of dinosaurs were birds.

“There are still a few of my colleagues who think if it walks like a duck, breathes like a duck and grows like a duck, it must be a turtle,” said Bakker.

Let’s see if this Newsweek article is a duck or a turtle.

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Montana – A Taste Of Winter … In August

Montana – A taste of winter in August (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2014):

Hikers should prepare for raw, winter-like conditions …  in August!
Up to 5″snow possible at 6,500 feet.
Temperatures 20 degrees below normal.


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National Weather Service – Missoula, Montana – 22 August 2014

An unseasonably cold and very wet weather system will bring significant impacts to outdoor activities & backcountry recreation plans beginning today and lasting through Sunday.

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Up To 13 Inches Of Snow For Montana

Up to 13 inches of snow for Montana (Ice Age Now, Aug 21, 2014):

“This hardly ever happens in mid August – even for that location,” says reader Kenneth Lund. “Normally in August they get temps about 60/40.”


  • Tonight – Rain and snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

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Woodstock, Ontario: Coldest July max in 142 years

Woodstock, Ontario – Coldest July max in 142 years (Ice Age Now, Aug 20, 2014):

Coldest since 1872


Using Environment Canada monthly summaries, Woodstock Ontario had the coldest average Tmax for July since 1872 (which is when the data starts).

http://sunshinehours.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/woodstock-ontario-coldest-july-tmax-in-142-years/

Headed for lowest solar activity in four centuries – ‘The primary concern is famine’ (Video)

Headed for lowest solar activity in four centuries – Video (Ice Age Now, Aug 18, 2014):

“The primary concern is famine.”


We appear to be headed for conditions similar to the Maunder Minimum, says this video from Suspicious0bservers. This low in solar activity comes after what was likely the highest solar activity in the last 3,000 years.



Here are a few observations from the video:

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Trampling on Coal Country families

Trampling on Coal Country families (Ice Age Now, Aug 20, 2014):

“Obama and EPA are determined to destroy US coal, people’s lives and welfare be damned,” says Paul Driessen.

As President Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency continue waging war on coal, oil and gas – it is families in Coal Country, USA that are being hammered hardest.

“States that mine coal or use it to generate affordable electricity for homes, hospitals and factories are losing jobs, facing widespread power plant closures, and seeing their electricity prices climb higher and higher. The effects on people’s health and welfare grow steadily worse, but are ignored by EPA, which is fixated on “preventing dangerous manmade climate change,” at any cost.

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Life will be nasty, brutish and short

Life will be nasty, brutish and short (Ice Age Now, Aug 20, 2014):

“We’re ill-prepared if the iceman cometh,” writes Maurice Newman in The Australian.

“What if David Archibald’s book The Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short turns out to be right?,” asks Newman, former ABC chairman and chairman of the Australian Prime Minister’s business advisory council.

“What if the warmth the world has enjoyed for the past 50 years is the result of solar activity, not man-made CO2?”

Newman points to Russian scientists at the Pulkovo Observatory, who “are convinced the world is in for a cooling period that will last for 200-250 years.”

He also refers to respected Norwegian solar physicist Pal Brekke, who “warns temperatures may actually fall for the next 50 years.”

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John Kerry tells starving Africans to refrain from creating new farms because they’d contribute to global warming (Video)

VIDEO: John Kerry tells starving Africans to refrain from creating new farms because they’d contribute to global warming (Ice Age Now, Aug 14, 2014):

A glimpse into Kerry’s twisted priorities.


When leaders from Africa and the U.S. convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss a wide range of issues affecting African nations, Secretary of State John Kerry gave us a glimpse into his twisted priorities.

During the “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate” panel, Kerry noted that Africa faces a starvation problem. With thousands going to bed hungry each night, it’s undeniable that one of Africa’s largest problems is starvation.

Kerry claimed that “8,000 children die every day” and that one in four children face chronic hunger.

However, just minutes later, Kerry reminded the crowd that despite the starving children in Africa, they ought to refrain from creating new farms because it contributes to “climate change.”

“Certain agricultural processes can actually release carbon pollution and actually contribute to the problem in the first place.”



http://www.tpnn.com/2014/08/07/video-john-kerry-tells-starving-africans-not-to-farm-because-it-contributes-to-global-warming/

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Scientists Stranded As Antarctic Temperatures Plunge To Lowest Ever Recorded

Scientists stranded as Antarctic temps plunge to lowest ever recorded (Ice Age Now, Aug 11, 2014):

“British scientists are stranded after their Antarctic base lost power in the depths of winter as temperatures plummeted to a record low of minus 55C,” says the Daily Mail.

“There is no way of rescuing the 13 researchers from the Halley VI Research Station – which has been hit by a 19-hour blackout – for months until the hostile winter subsides.”

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Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming

Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming (Ice Age Now, Aug 11, 2014):

“Geothermal heat under the glaciers is likely a key factor in why the ice sheet is currently collapsing.”


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The edge of the Thwaites glacier – NASA photo by Jim Yungel

“A new study by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin found that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is collapsing due to geothermal heat, not man-made global warming,” says this article in The Daily Mail.

“Researchers from the UTA’s Institute for Geophysics found that the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica is being eroded by the ocean as well as geothermal heat from magma and subaerial volcanoes.

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