posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 12:01 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy
losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as they assess how many of their cattle died during the unseasonably early blizzard.
n South Dakota, the 19 inches of snow that fell in Rapid City on Friday broke the city's 94-year-old one-day snowfall record for October by
about 9 inches, according to the National Weather Service. The city also set a record for snowfall in October, with a total of 23.1 inches during the
storm. The previous record was 15.1 inches in October 1919.
n the north-central U.S., residents of Wyoming and South Dakota were digging out Saturday from a ferocious, record-setting blizzard, one in
which snow was measured in feet, not inches. One location - Deadwood, S.D. - had picked up 4 feet of snow as of midday Saturday.
In Rapid City, S.D., the storm's total snowfall of 23.1 inches was the city's second-biggest snowstorm on record. At least 80 people in the
Rapid City area had been trapped overnight in their cars
Grain harvest in Norway at 37-year low
Using a translator:
acreage of cereals in the last ten years decreased by about 40 000 hectares a year. Because of the difficult spring is counted with an
additional reduction in grain area being thrashed year. On the basis of assessments of Norwegian Agricultural Counseling and seed turnover is area
reduction set to 80 000 hectares this year. New acreage figures from the Norwegian Agricultural Authority does not allow to change this forecast. The
Norwegian grain area has not been lower since 1973, ie before the escalation decision in 1975.
Climate pattern similar to the Maunder Minimum?
“Grain and Crises, Why Norway should start storing grain”.
“The official view in Norway is in contrast to what the people experience because of cooling weather: Late spring gives flooding and
avalanches when late snow-melting in the mountains. Water pipes freeze because of early and deep frost in the winter. Insect populations down 40% in 5
years because of cool and wet summers. This of cause is bad for pollination of fruit and berries.”
all the numbers of the snow blanket from last week
“That’s the result that they get when you premeditate your science,” said Dr. Tim Ball, former professor of climatology at the
University of Winnipeg. “When you set out to establish a certain scientific outcome and you program your computers to do that, you shouldn’t be
surprised if that’s the result you get. The problem is what they’re getting out of their computers is not fitting with what’s actually
happening. Of course, that’s been the problem with the IPCC all along.”
“We’re heading toward what occurred around the year 1800. It was called the Dalton Minimum of low sunspot activities,” he explained.
“We certainly are down to that in number of sunspots this year. That means the cooling will continue at least until 2030 and yet the government is
preparing for warming, which is outrageous. Some people think that this cycle of sunspot activity and global cooling will take us down to as cold as
it was around 1680, which was the nadir of the Little Ice Age.”
Which brings me to my question.?.. Let us ask a question, just for the sake of a future, where we are indeed going into another mini/big/giant ( ?)
If people and countries cannot grow food because the land where they live is frozen, what is the world going to do and who will they (?) blame to get
your money? This is a serious question. If the Earth warms even 5c we as a species will adapt and survive because food plants will still grow... If
the climate cools by the same 5c (unless greenhouse farming can feed the multitudes) we will have an extinction event caused by food shortages like
many times before in Earth's history. All one has to do is look at different societies that packed up and moved or died out due to some extended
climate change in their domicile. Packing an moving with the geopolitical boundaries of today would be very problematic if not impossible; a few yes,
but for multitudes, no.
There are plenty of weather guesses or computer programs which do not reflect observations yet are claimed to be correct. There are weather guessers
on both sides of the climate change debate but IMO we are along for the ride..
I always think of Galileo and others who were right but bucked a system that ignored the latest findings because of some agenda..... Many of our past
truth seekers were not in it for the money or a job but were after the truth; they let the cards fall based on observations made by new inventions or
real time observations without the help of programed computers that started with a very limited data set and mostly ignored the past influence of the
Climate Change the agenda (if there is one) is a much better catch-all scenario than Global warming because it encompasses everything and anything. To
hot=climate change to cold=climate change. IMO we better hope the weather guessers and esteemed climatologist and pushers of a warming climate are
partially correct for if we are entering into a new Dalton or Maunder Minimum due to our great light bulb in the sky called the sun we are in for a
tough time as a species...