posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 05:09 PM
It is obvious from the comments that few of you are fully understanding the science or the mechanisms at play with this storm coming down from the
This storm is going to be one of many storms over the coming years, each one dragging down very cold air from the upper atmosphere, and from the North
polar region funnelling it down across the American landscape. The storm itself isn't the issue, they come and go pretty rapidly. The real issues are
the speed at which the attendant effects arrive, and how long they last.
Extreme cold is debilitating, societies do not function at optimum levels during extreme winters. Power generation runs at overload, weather systems
deliver massive snowfalls. People who live in places like Alaska and Canada will fare much more efficiently than their American counterparts, more so
than those living in the warmer climes and big cities. Between minus 40 and minus 60 degrees cold will start to shut down societies almost right away,
but it is the length of time that the cold stays around that determines the most damage.
These storms dragging cold air down from the upper atmosphere and from the North polar region will become more frequent over the years. At the moment
you may only experience one or two of them per year, but this number will rise, as the storms follow behind each other, and not allowing any respite
from the cold extremes, keeping it cold for longer periods. It's the natural mechanism for inducing a short-term or long-term ice age.
You'll notice the lakes freezing over, year on year, lakes that haven't frozen over for a very long time. These will be accompanied with a drop in
ocean temperature around the coasts. However, the best signifier for the Northern hemisphere entering a short or long-term ice age is when we see the
river Thames in London freeze over, year on year. We are not in an ice age just yet, but we may well be seeing the mechanisms coming into play to