Record temperatures across North America and Europe, record low snowfall, flowers and birds thinking it’s spring instead of the dead of winter… what the hell’s going on? Is this global warming? Not exactly… this year’s near-complete lack of winter, especially compared to last year, seems to be mostly due to La Niña, keeping the jet stream pushed way north.
Since the dawn of time, people have been trying to have some sort of influence over the weather. Rain dances and prayer don’t do shit, and these days we can have limited success in dropping things like silver iodide into clouds that are close to bursting to induce rain, but an even better method is shooting “lasers” into clouds to speed up condensation.
Since I live in North Carolina, pretty much all everyone is talking about right now is Hurricane Irene and the date that it has with Wilmington, NC and the Outer Banks. Hopefully it will stay along the coast and not veer inland like Hurricane Fran did in 1996. Hopefully where I’m at, we’ll get a lot of rain and a little bit of heavy wind and that’s it.
The bad news is that the magnetic poles are shifting rapidly and superstorms are going to kill us all. But the good news is…
Epic flooding in Queensland, Australia followed up by a mega cyclone, massive winter storms across North America and Europe… what does it all mean? According to Salem-News.com, it’s all the fault of the breakdown and rapid movement of the Earth’s magnetic field. Normally, the magnetic field moves at the slow pace of about 5 feet per year, but apparently it’s now shifting at the rate of 40 miles per year and accelerating.
This past week’s east coast blizzard simply punctuated the fact that for many parts of northern Europe and North America, we’re facing the coldest December since 1910. After decades of being told that winters would keep getting warmer and warmer, what’s going on? Well, it all has to do with a global weather feature called the North American Oscillation. This meteorological phenomenon is centered off the west coast of Iceland, just under Greenland and determines a lot about how winters in western Europe and eastern North America play out.
US Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) isn’t worried about climate change, manmade or otherwise. Because in the Bible, God promised that after the great flood that saw Noah and his family as one of the few human survivors, God promised that He wouldn’t do that again. His days of destroying humanity were done. So that’s that, then.