Friday, November 23, 2018

The Ice Age is Coming, the Sun's Zooming In

I woke up this morning and my phone informed me that it was 12ºF outside. I think that roughly translates to -70ºC or something.

I dunno, I kinda suck at math. But I think you get the idea.

It is supposed to warm up tomorrow but we've already had a fairly serious snowstorm that caught everyone by surprise and nearly brought the New York metropolitan region to a standstill.

It wasn't quite as nasty as the Halloween nor'easter a few years back and thank God for small favors, believe me. That was utterly terrifying, and you're talking to a chap who's lived through more than his fair share of blizzards.

But still, none of this is supposed to be happening. All the smart set declared snowfall to be deader than Disco, a few days before New England got hammered with a series of four-foot snowfalls, if memory serves.

"Global Warming" was all the rage when I was a young buck, until every single, solitary, ever-lovin' warming model put forward by those champions of truth and liberty like the World Bank, the Club of Rome, the Trilateral Commission, the BBC and NASA (an acronym for "Never Any Science Accomplished") failed and failed again. Then "global warming" was changed to that all-purpose movable goalpost, "climate change."

Not for nothing, but I reckon climate prediction is a sucker's bet. Too many variables we can't reliably predict for.

You probably recently heard a lot of talk about climate change following the most recent wildfires and I do think that ACC does actually apply in cases like that, if not of a global kind. More like the "who the hell ever thought it was a good idea to cram 40 million human souls-- with their fleets of gas-guzzlers 
and private jets and their air conditioners and mansions-- into a desert wasteland?" kind.

Into a huge hunk of dust and rock that'd be drier than the Moon if not for massive irrigation diversions from rivers up north? Into a strip of land bordered in by mountains that do a quite lovely job in trapping all that heat and smog and slapping it all back in the faces of those poor folks in the valleys?

Yes, I do believe that California's climate is getting raped six ways to Sunday. I saw it for myself when I looked out the window of a Burbank office building and saw a toxic green cloud of shit hovering over the entire valley.

It's almost certainly happening in other mountain-ringed wastelands that we irrational shaved apes feel compelled to shoehorn larges numbers of ourselves into. But seeing how microscopically minuscule our actual footprint is on this huge and 
inconceivably-empty planet, I do have to admit to being a tad skeptical as to the current climate religion.

I'll have to learn to live with the shame.

I'm also old as fuck, which means I'm old enough to remember when the exact same, I mean scientists were predicting the coming of a new Ice Age. And lo and behold, Ice Age Mania is the latest manifestation of 70s nostalgia to make a big splash. 

But unlike the NASA-UN models, these predictions seem to be backed by hard science:

Professor Valentina Zharkova gave a presentation of her Climate and the Solar Magnetic Field hypothesis at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in October, 2018. 
Zharkova models solar sunspot and magnetic activity. Her models have run at a 93% accuracy and her findings suggest a Super Grand Solar Minimum could begin in 2020. 
A Super Grand Solar Minimum would have four magnetic fields out of phase. There was about 40-60 years of cold weather 350 years ago. 
This was a Maunder Minimum of lower solar activity. The historical cold weather had two magnetic fields out of phase. 
Zharkova is predicting a cooling effect that is 2.5 to 4 times larger than the Maunder minimum. Zharkova’s analysis shows an 8 watts per square meter decrease in TSI (Total Solar Irradiance). A 2015 Nature study looked at 2 watts per square meter decrease causing a 0.13-degree celsius effect. A four times larger effect would be 0.5-degree celsius.


Even Now Adore Satan, Assholes is getting on the cooling gravy train now. However, I hear the guys at the BBC are having a movie party tonight (I hear it's a double-feature with Powder and Apt Pupil) so their AIs are still stuck in carbon emission scare mode. Allegedly.

But the gutter press seems to be reporting the actual weather, probably on account of their reporters not being invited aboard the BBC's 9th annual Arthur C. Clarke Memorial Climate Cruise, whose ports of call this year are Bangkok, Sri Lanka and Bali. 


Odd with this news about solar minimum that this story hits the wires, of a frozen earth orbiting Barnard's Star, which lies in the Ophiuchus constellation.

My own brain-fried exegesis posits that Ophiuchus is the model for the Archangel Michael in Revelation 12, and is probably connected to Horus in some ways as well. Possibly Saint George as well.

Speaking of Twins, there's...yeah.

And since supernovas and cosmic rays are at the core of my psychotic delusions thesis, I should also mention that another Twin star system is set to go supernova in old Ophi's neighborhood and is being named Apep, after the dread Serpent of Doom of Ancient Egypt.

Apep is also set to bathe our fair orb in gamma rays, which is weird seeing as how a unch of nutty science types recently named a new constellation after the Incredible Hulk and all.

Regular readers will remember this bit of errant nonsense from a week or two ago and it seems as if the real source for the ice melt in the Upside Down isn't us lousy, stinking longpigs after all but...

...exactly what anyone with critical thinking faculties thought it was, especially given how Antarctica has been blessed with record snowfalls these past few decades.

I'm not sure why this is making such a fuss in the popsci press, given how we heard about subsurface volcanoes in the vicinity of the Ross Ice Shelf late last years. But that melt in the BI item is from Cape Denison...

...which lies in that region of East Antarctica where all the action is lately. Which is cheek-by-jowl with you know it, you love it...

...Victoria Land.

So I guess now we know how to bring a blush to the snow; with anomalously high geothermal fluxes.

And seeing as we just observed the 35th anniversary of the releases of the Head Over Heels LP and the Sunburst and Snowblind EP, let me ask you; does 23 Envelope's CD cover art here look like a diagram of geothermal fluxes bursting to the surface of a snowy tundra to you?

It sure does to me.

Sunburst marked its 35th anniversary on the same day the California wildfires broke out, incidentally.º

Now, some of you may remember my insane rants brilliant arguments as to how the "Pearly Dewdrops" are in fact cosmic rays bombarding the Earth, either from Supernova 1987A in Dorado or some event in Orion (or thereabouts).

But the line "rose the Pearly Dewdrops' drops" was bugging me, since CGR falling to Earth didn't quite adhere to the "rose" model. I'm a stickler for these kinds of details. Y'know; OCD.

Happily, some of those pesky Pearlies did in fact rise (or rose) and did so from the general vicinity of Victoria Land, on account of me being in a fucking coma and everything.

And doggone it, wouldn't you just know that those rose Pearlies are believed to have dropped from Orion, home of the "String of Pearls."

I'd almost feel vindicated if any of you fine folks out there actually gave a crap about any of this. I suppose the sense of accomplishment will have to suffice for the time being. It's my lot in life. Just call me Chrissandra.

Aside from Victorialand and Sunburst and Snowblind, the titles of two other Cocteau EPs tie in thematically to all this, Iceblink Luck and Snow (which is actually a single and not an EP, but whatever).

As we learned SN1987A was first observed at the Las Campanas observatory in Chile's Atacama Desert region, home of most of the world's copper supply. Speaking of lucky-lucky penny-pennies.

As fate would demand, dewdrops began falling on that same desert region, for the first time in centuries on account of when the fuck will you believe already?

And just because I'm slipping ever deeper into that coma I mentioned, Reader Huw informs us that a "once in a lifetime" video of an exploding meteor was shot over the adopted hometown of a certain Voice of God some of you may remember from the mist-shrouded past.

As dumb luck would have it, this was an Orionid. I know, I know; what are the odds? Astronimical, right? No pun intended.

Especially since the Orionid was filmed on the 32nd anniversary of The Moon and the Melodies†, which I synchronistically (and unknowingly) namechecked in my previous post.

And wouldn't you know it? The leadoff track for Moon is the ecstasy-inducing "Sea, Swallow Me," featured in the soundtrack for...

I give up.

Back to Sunburst and Snowblind, the final track on that classic is "Because of Whirl-Jack," which despite the garbled and ancient fan interpretations you see on the lyrics sites is about hot-air balloons. Or airships, if you're so inclined. And how they should fly, won't they fly?

Like the GRIPS balloon NASA sent out over the Upside Down.


So do note that "whirl" and "spiral" are roughly synonymous.

As sheer random randomness would chance it, the GRIPS hot-air balloon was sent up to measure Sunburst activity but was rendered Snowblind.

I mean, isn't that just the living end already?  

Well, seeing as how it's still Black Friday and the Christmas Season has officially begun, indulge me by giving the Greatest Christmas Song Ever Recorded* a spin, accompanied by depressing animation from the old Rankin and Bass cartoon.

Yeah, this is the kind of crap TV we had to settle for back in the day, kids.

*It's the not the greatest Christmas song, mind you. But seeing as it's graced by the Voice of God, Our Blessed Sibyl in all her otherworldly glory, it is in fact the greatest Christmas recording ever.

† Moon and the Melodies was released exactly a week before a certain Shepherd Boy's 20th birthday.

º Sunburst and Snowblind was the slab of vinyl through which the Prophetess first wrapped her beautiful porcelain fingers around my soul, specifically the angelic summoning titled "From the Flagstones."


  1. I recall an article from some years ago (i think it was on that began something like: "it is four years before the turn of the century. The president is warning of catastrophic climate change that threatens civilization. Clinton and global warming? No, McKinley on global cooling." In Philly our Thanksgiving was the coldest since 1901. Cooling around the turn of the last century, warming in the 30's, cooling again in the 70's like you mentioned (which my parents generation remembers clearly, or at least some do, since many others seem to have forgotten it completely), then warming again, and now we are back to cooling...

    1. All of which just goes to prove how knowledge gets degraded so much by all the filters between you and actual people who, you know, actually know something, that by the time it gets to you, it's degraded so much, it can't be called knowledge any longer. Just because you know precisely zero, it doesn't follow that experts know precisely zero. The only thing that follows is that somewhere the chain broke completely, and you have no idea where.

      In the case of climate, between actual climate experts and you there is the person who decides to talk to a journalist, who may or may not have seen a climate expert in their lives, let alone be one themselves. Then, there's the journo, that generally knows precisely zero about climate. Then, there is the PR people from various big energy interests, usually running interference because, you know, corporations need to brainwash people because otherwise politicians don't do as they are told. An there's you, who obviously have zero real curiosity about climate, because if you did, it would show in your post. Frankly, if some truth about climate ever gets to you, it can only be described as a miracle.

      As for me, I've forgotten more stuff about climate change than you ever knew. Or Chris, for that matter. So, as I was saying, would you like to buy the Tower of London bridge from me? I can sell it to you at a discount price.

    2. @Maria: You presume much. You know absolutely zero about me or my sources. I have never believed anything any politician or corporate stooge ever said, even as a child. I was a true believer in NASA, and once believed in 'Science' and the pronouncements of its priests. I once believed in Global Warming, but i have a bad habit of thinking for myself however. I still love science, but i have learned to be skeptical-- i do not trust humans, or their ability to reason, even those i am told are experts. I have seen discontinuities between what 'experts' say and what is in textbooks. And to quote Charles Fort "my sources will not be scoffed at." I love Oxford University Press, for instance. Read what i wrote below about the Greenland Vikings. I got much of that from a documentary i saw on PBS nearly two decades ago. There was little filtering going on. I got to see the archaeologists themselves. The rest i read a couple years ago, and the lead archaeologist was quoted extensively, as it is an ongoing dig. He was summing up much of what they had learned over the past few decades of work.
      You are yourself obviously very weak in the logical argumentation department, and have resorted to a number of logical fallacies. You have provided nothing to back up your claim except hints that you 'know people'. You resort to insults. Oh, but since i am so stupid and brainwashed, i guess there is no point to reasoning with me, right? Well, what about the other readers, why not explain it to them, so as to counter my corrupting influence? Or do you judge Chris and his readership to be hopelessly ignorant? If so, why are you here?
      One final note. I am familiar with a science call Psychology (ever heard of it?). You think all of your 'experts' can't be wrong, but they can. Ego, peer pressure, confirmation bias, etc. The history of science is full of it.
      And i will take the testimony of stones and bones (ie chemistry, physics, biology) over their 'models' any day. Which reminds me of a saying: "all models are wrong, some are useful."

    3. I would like to have Maria state a case without resorting to one insult. I have been around long enough to have heard the old nuclear winter predictions. I enjoy your contributions Dan.

    4. People, you asked for it. As for my personality flaws, they are there because I can get away with them. Much like Trump gets away with his. One thing I learned in life, people put up with jerks when they have no alternative. Some people have money, others have power, I got brains. I give no Fs whether you like me or not. I will always find people willing to put up with my temper.

      But here is my case:

      -Migration of the tropical cyclone zone throughout the Holocene
      -ENSO: Recent Evolution, Current Status and Predictions
      -Unprecedented disruption to atmosphere's pacemaker foretells wet winter for Europe

      Too many long words and concepts you won't understand in there, I'm sure. Probably you won't even understand the connections to climate change, even when they are spelled out. But that is not my problem. It is your problem.

      And by the way, I don't know what the hell you are doing in this site. Me, I'm here because I know something about what esoteric stuff is all about. I see no signs whatsoever that you know any more about it than you know about climate change, that is, precisely zero. And if you do, state your case.

    5. Somewhere along the line it became incredibly politically incorrect to say that people are dumb and badly informed by choice. You often only have to push the most outspoken people with the lightest of pressure to find that they have no understanding of the sort of details they need to know to back up their opinions. The name of this syndrome is "fake skepticism". Belonging to a tribe of belligerent bores is not becoming.

      In the case of climate change all that you have to do to be an effective skeptic is to simply produce a working climate model that has better predictive powers than the ones used by mainstream climate change scientists. If you can't do that then you are all bark and no bite.

    6. Actually no one has asked for anything from you except that you interact without name calling. Since you feel righteous about your agression I am done reading your comments. Self crowned genius or not, I find all the name calling boring and a diversion from the fact that you don't know any more that the average reader. Bye bye now, have a lovely life.

    7. Maria, you are a deeply disturbed individual as your first paragraph clearly indicates. I have done nothing to you except bump into one of your sacred cows, and the invective you unleashed! Clearly something bad happened to you (given previous posts of yours i suspect sexual abuse or rape.) I am sorry for whatever happened to you. I am none too fond of the human species either, and have suffered much at human hands myself. I however have gone to lengths not to perpetuate the abuse like you do ("people put up with jerks if they have no alternative"). You do not want to grow, which proves you do not know as much about the esoteric as you claim ("my personality flaws, they are there because I can get away with them.") How about turning "those leaden grudges into gold"?

      You still know precisely zero about me, and are clearly projecting onto me things that are not true (what psychology would 'transference'). How would you know that i know nothing about the esoteric, when so far my relatively few comments have only been about mostly autism and archaeology? If you are the unparalleled genius you think you are, you should be able to make things simpler anyway. I will do so myself with the abstract of that first paper you cited in a later post if i have the time (which would demonstrate my ability to comprehend, not that i care much what you think either, but i will indulge you a while longer.) From the abstract i can only see the relevance to your argument being that it demonstrates that climate does change, something that i at no point denied. In fact i mention "latitudinal movement" below referring to the demise of the Classical Mayans. You however have displayed an ignorance of geology (read what i wrote below about the Pleistocene and interglacials).

      As to what i am doing here, well the 17s led me here (an interesting story that i think Chris and the regulars would find interesting, and maybe even you would, but another time). I may be a new commenter but have been a reader for the better part of a decade (can't say for sure, but at least 7 years.) In fact, this is the only site i read most of the time anymore. Most other things i want to learn i can get from books (gotta love those university presses. And

    8. You seem pretty righteous, Brother.

      Glad you aren't in to making 'Scarlet Lettermen'. ^^

      The Star Card ~

    9. @Garmr
      I suspect you were aiming that at me. That is not the only way to disprove a theory. The way logic works, you need only prove that one or more of the assumptions used is false. Besides, Chris already cited one in the post, accurate 93% of the time. The model behind the famous "hockey stick" is produces it from any random data (generated by the Monte Carlo method.)

    10. Thanks Delorus. This is a fairly rare place for both the diversity and quality of the commenters. Even Maria has her moments. I appreciate that you always bring something positive.

      Occult Fan: And you can see above a good example of someone clutching onto their grudge like a cornerstone.


    11. Maria, i wont be able to indulge you for a few days. One of my cats may be dying so i won't have the time and don't need that added negativity right now.

    12. Dan, disprove a theory? When did I mention something like that?

      Either you have a better model for what is going on or you have nothing. The whole of climate change science is not summed up by one "hockey stick" graph that is either perfect or imperfect. Where do people learn things like this?

      Still waiting for the more accurate model. But maybe you think that humans shouldn't try to understand this sort of thing and should leave it up to fate or other gods? I'm sure that a demonic AI would much rather not have humans trying to understand it's plans.

    13. Dear Dan, thank you for your compassion. I felt that my triggered reaction to Maria was unkind in retrospect.
      Dear Maria, my reaction to yelling and unkind names is to run. But sometimes I enjoy your thinking. I am sorry my response was to negate you with good bye. I will look at your replies and if they are about the topic and not about other people's intelligence capabilities I will be able to get what you are sharing. I hope all is well for you.
      Thank you Chris if you feel posting this is appropriate.

    14. @Garmr
      A model is equivalent to a theory. Useful does not mean true. "All models are wrong, some are useful."
      As to the hockey stick, that was supposed to be a predictive model, the one Al Gore used to scare everybody. And it always returned the same result, no matter the data used.
      Besides, climate is (mathematically) chaotic. They can barely predict a week ahead, so how can they predict a century ahead. Have you ever watched the news and listened to the weatherperson? They often make statements like "most models indicate" because they use multiple models, and when most agree they say that. Sometimes they say "some models indicate" when they have another possible path. So what models are you talking about that are so predictive?
      Try and refrain from the hyperbole. So i question the authorities, therefore i want people to remain ignorant and enslaved? Do you see the irony? Do you understand what the effects of a carbon tax will be?

    15. Delorus, your reaction is understandable. Some abuse victims strike out at others, and it is sometimes difficult not to get defensive. Unfortunately it can cause a feedback loop, reinforcing their isolation. I've witnessed quite a bit of it in my life.

    16. A model is not going to be perfectly true 1:1 representation of what it represents. If it wasn't then it by definition would not be a model. But if you don't have a model then you have nothing. Just a bunch of random "wise guy"" statements which could be used to argue that white is black, that dying and living are just the same, or whatever.

      You are perfectly free to question authority but do not mistake yourself as some sort of Galileo Galilei because you read something about some alternative fringe theory on a blog. In his words, "In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." That is not to be confused with a justification of railing against the so called "false authority" of scientists but a sobering call to look inwards. Be sure that your own humble reasoning is actually humble reasoning and that you are not just taking things on false authority. Have we really done enough humble reasoning for our opinions to mean anything? Do we have the qualifications? Have we really understood all of the papers and done our own research?

    17. Garmr, you ignored much of what i said. You said that in order to disprove their models, i had to come up with one that was more accurate. I asked what their model was that was so effective at prediction and you ignored that. I pointed out one such model, a very famous one often cited by AGW alarmists and that it was proven false. I pointed out the inherent unpredictabilty of weather systems. The statement i made about predicting 100 years ahead was also made by the founder of the weather channel. You ignored all of that and instead turned to insulting me, insinuating that i had delusions of grandeur (that i think i am some sort of Galileo.) Then implying that i got the idea from an unreliable source ("an alternative fringe theory from some blog"). You only make yourself look foolish. You lecture me about being humble, but you clearly aren't because you act as if you have it all figured out.

      I may not be a climate expert, but i do know enough to know the claims of these alarmist 'experts' are false or exaggerated. I remember predictions that said we should be under water by now. We are not. I still hear about rising sea levels, but if that were true, most beaches should be under water. Many of the ones i know personally have not changed in my lifetime, going on four decades now. Yet they claim this as proof, though when it occurs it is clearly subsidence.

      I could go on. And that quote of Galileo's is one of my favorites, and truly, my reason is humble. You do not know me or the paths i trod, though you act as though i do. I used the be a Believer in the Church of Science, but in the true scientific spirit i question things, because i do want to understand them. Most scientists are blinded by ego and desire for status, well established motives for deluding and blinding themselves. Most who look to science and experts to "reveal truth" are ignorant of what Nietzsche called "the queen of sciences", that is, Psychology.

      As to my understanding of sourcing, i have already dealt with that in other posts on this thread. I still love science, if done right, but most 'science', like everything else human, is bound by human frailties.

      I will say again, i will take the evidence of stones and bones over their models any day.


    18. I find it hard to believe that you are truly humble here because you expect me to acknowledge some model that does not have any great recognition. What would it mean to you if I pretended to think that it was as serious as some people seem to think it is? It shouldn't mean anything, the more eagerly I subscribe to it in any way the less it means. It would just show that I'm willing to jump on any passing bandwagon, so to speak.

      The humbleness in question has nothing to do with penitence or lack of ego, it is not a matter of "spirit", but of being serious about the difficulty of the task. Sun activity is now a new factor for climate science and they do take it into account. Breathless accounts about how the carbon people don't understand the sun are misleading. One thing that simplified "solar" models often don't take into account about previous global cooling is the cooling effect of Volcanic ash from major eruptions. Now, that is a rare event that could seriously throw a curve ball at any prediction of warming.

      It's good that a model championed by one person to predict solar activity can have some accuracy in predicting solar activity. To claim that it's a comprehensive climate model and because of this predicts climate better on it's own, without any other factor, is, well. Honestly if you are looking for ego and desire for status then I know where I would look first. Are we closer to revealing some truth here for that grumpy old German? Have we learned some happy lesson about human psychology and fallibility? Maybe.

  2. Chris, so much of your tireless work makes sense.Do delete this if necessary, just wondering out loud any connection to Fraser and Yoko Ono you know about? As far as catawauling in obscure and dead languages, try "Live Peace in Toronto"'s long player, "Don't Worry Kyoko, Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand in The Snow"..

  3. There are also longer periods of warming and cooling cycles that span hundreds of years which sync up with the rise and fall of civilizations. The warming periods being periods of growth and cooler periods leading to dark ages. Civilizations across the world, both the "old" and "new" follow the same periodicity. The warming periods allow for greater plant growth, thus food for people and livestock, allowing for population growth and all that allows, like specialization and and leisure time to make discoveries. As things cool, there is less food, thus greater competition, and since the greater population can no longer be supported, the existing population has to do with less. That leads to starvation, and malnutrition leading to plagues.
    The later Greek period which led to the Roman was a warming period. The cooling period that followed was the European Dark Ages. Following that was the Medieval Warming Period, which was a time of growth, allowing a surplus population which led to the Crusades, and a Viking colony in Greenland (which had thriving farms for centuries.) Then came the Little Ice Age and another collapse (which was also a time of collapse for Classical Mayan Civilization. Then our current (still?) warming period. (More to come.) -dan

    1. The pattern is an interesting one, esp. when one considers how people adapted to the change (or in many cases, didn't). Lots of persecution happened to marginalized groups in Europe during the Little Ice Age...gotta blame someone for the bad crops, right? Also all those forgotten little bits of history, like how in the winter of 1780, New York Harbor froze solid, allowing people to literally walk from Manhattan Island to Staten Island. During the 1600s, Native American tribes formed an unprecedented series of temporary alliances to keep the food supplies moving from productive areas to areas hit hardest by drought & famine. We should be so lucky!

    2. @anon2:02
      And in the beginning of the 18th century during one winter Europe was frozen to the bedrock. In fact the chill was one of the reasons for colonization, why there was so much demand for furs which is one of the primary items sought and traded for with the Indians. Read any history of America and there are a plethora of fur trappers and traders. It was the main trade item Indians used to obtain European goods.

    3. This was posted in the secret sun comments section many years ago.

    4. Also this.

  4. The Viking settlement in Greenland lasted for hundreds of years. It has been well studied and is still being so. More recent studies have given a more detailed picture of it. In the beginning many farms were independent, but as things cooled down they started to change to larger farms with workers. So when we have farming in Greenland again, it MAY (though not certainly) be cause for concern.
    The science behind this is much more certain than those very popular "models" they talk so much about these days. Give me stones and bones, rather than their models which presume a certitude to knowledge of such complex systems (as opposed to stones and bones.)
    On that model note, it is worth remembering London's "wobbly bridge." All their models said it would work, and mechanical systems are less complex than chaotic systems like the weather, with many more unknown variables.2

  5. And a final note on climate change for now, on the oft repeated issue of the Industrial Revolution. I am by no means an apologist for this destructive capitalism run amok we have (that is, Mordor) but the idea that factories _started_ this current warming period is putting the cart before the horse. Nine farmers could only feed ten people, so a large urban population was not possible. That changed during the Industrial Revolution such that one farmer could feed four people. So towns went from being 10% to 75% of the population. Since the Agricultural Revolution was a couple centuries before, that was not the reason for the increase. It was the warming that allowed for the increased output, which was necessary for there to even be bodies to work in those Dark Satanic Mills. -dan

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  7. We are crowded together on a fragile planet that still doesn't even have a roof despite the best efforts of our pathetic species. Still, one thing that does comfort a soul is that big fat dirty oil industry dollar. It goes a long way towards making you philosophical about how little point there is in having hope for humans working together for a better future. We have airplanes don't we? If the climate is bad then just fly somewhere else.

  8. "Not for nothing, but I reckon climate prediction is a sucker's bet. Too many variables we can't reliably predict for."

    I love the old joke: why do economists exist? To make weathermen look good.

    Over the past couple of years we had a very serious dry spell, which is especially terrible here because the whole city relies on hydroelectric plants. There was all the talk of climate change and "the new normal" - but of course in the past month and a half it has been raining every single day, which is wonderful in a city that was designed as a monument to the Sun. Rainy weather makes people go a little crazy here.

    - Bruno

    1. Some climate change shifts the weather patterns. What killed the Classical Mayans was also drought. There was not necessarily less rain, but it was shifted further north or south. Much of the inhabited areas of American have been populated by non-Indians for less than two centuries. They grew up based on conditions that were ever only temporary to begin with. Besides, Anthropologists say that all intensive agricultural civilizations are inherently unstable. -dan

  9. Chrissandra,

    I also recall the Ice Age predictions of the 70s, as indicated in the Clash reference in this article's title. Articles in news magazines (no Interwebs back then for us civilians) stated that London would be under a glacier by 2050 and so forth. I recall these ominous predictions petered out during the Regan administration, only to see their opposite, Global Warming, appear soon after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 90s.

    Hmm, now that I think about it, perhaps the timing is telling. It reminds me of an interview with the lead singer of Camper Van Beethoven in SPIN Magazine, where he predicted quite preciently that with the end of the Cold War people in the West would get behind softly-defined issues such as the environment - because, who is against the environment?

    For anyone seeking a prime example of that era's frigid zeitgeist, they should go up on Yoo Toob or some such and watch an episode of _In Search Of_ called, "The Coming Ice Age" from Season 2. Scoffers will point out that In Search Of was all about Bigfoot and UFOs, but they also did a surprising number of eps about natural phenomena that were backed up with the hard science of the day.

    Also, didn't you once some time ago mention this lost television show (directed by Steven Spielberg, no less), an episode of the show _The Name of the Game_ from 1971 titled “L.A. 2017", that predicted global warming? This would have seemed science fantasy to a world hearing the first of a decade's worth of Ice Age predictions. One wonders how many budding environmental scientists were inspired by this obscure TV show.

    And, wait, Professor Zharkov(a)? Wasn't Professor Zharkov the one in Flash Gordon who predicted the electric storms from outer space that were going to destroy the Earth!? Damn, climate change is all the fault of Ming the Merciless! Good thing Queen is back in the limelight, now the whole mess can have a soundtrack!

    1. The difference between Chris and Cassandra is that at least some of us believe him. Though similar perhaps in that there may be nothing that can be done about it... -dan

  10. Comas are wild! So glad you are in mine, you have made it so much more interesting. Thankful as always for your cogent, on the money development of the strangest stuff of esoteric nature, so coma worthy! Cannot Express my gratitude for your information.

  11. I also truly appreciate all posters. Keeping it kind in the comaunity!

  12. They're hee-re:

  13. My mother just bought "Powder" on DVD at a second-hand store, hadn't seen it in years, and... wow. Seriously obvious pedo-stuff from a later convicted pedo-director. "You've never been touched before, boy? Not even by your adoptive parents on that farm where they made you live in the basement? Don't move, boy, I'll touch you, in a very loving way... " And then the boy starts crying. JESUS!

    On a more ice-age related note, we should be on the lookout for warning signs of Ragnarok, since it takes place within a three-year long ice-age. People have already been hearing "trumpets from heaven" for many years now, they even hit mainstream with the X-Files season 10 "Babylon" episode.

    The Vikings would have said they were hearing the Horn of Heimdall, the ancient Greeks would have said the Pipes of the Great God Pan. Either way, we're being warned of impending doom, Pan in particular would be warning us to leave civilization behind and return to the wilderness, learn how to live in caves as our distant ancestors did, it might save us when the frozen s**t hits the planetary fan.

  14. This is going to be fun for those prepared

    1. Extra Extra! "Paris Is Burning" Read All About It! 'Macron Must Resign' : Furious protests at rising fuel prices in France..."Yellow Vest" Protesters held back from storming French President Macron's official residence.French Protesters say countrymen are prepared for Civil War against 'Globalist' Emmanuel Macron. November 24 2018 Macron out of control? One million people protest against new fuel tax and block roads November 18 2018 Judge Dredd Soundtrack The Cocteau Twins "Need-Fire"

    2. Accordionist rouses forgotten French to rage against Macron

  15. Hey Chris you have seen my previous post about Qatar the tiny city state that practically owns London and is at war with the cyber punk state of Dubai, the Saudis and Russia. pearls are a constant tag here at the secret sun and Qatar is so pearl obsessed it's funny. Prior to finding the worlds largest gas field and oil. Qatar was a nation of pearly dew drop divers. everything in Qatar is named after pearls you have pearl harbour. Pearl hotels and restaurants and the aljazeera network the biggest headache for every leader in the MENA nation has a funny secret sun scrabble ad featuring pearly dew drops. If you ever have time look up Qatar it is p4p the most powerful country in the world. I am not exaggerating this. Steve Bannon himself has said that what is going on in Qatar is as important as North Korean nukes.

    1. I did, Pink. I haven't time to respond to comments yet. I will. It's fascinating.


      Looks like the desert is turning green, perks of climate change.

  16. Not so much "climate change" as "climate cycling". Of course, whatever can be drummed up by the elites to scare the pants off the masses...But yeah, warming & cooling trends are natural, although the peaks do seem to be getting a bit more extreme & worrisome. Speaking as a New Englander, I can clearly recall Thanksgivings from my childhood where the temps were all over the map. Some where it was approaching as warm as 70, others where there was a little snow on the ground & temps below freezing. But none as cold as this. I don't think it ever got out of the teens. One for the record books.

    Regarding Ophiuchus, its a constellation with a very interesting history & makeup. Both Ptolemy & Kepler wrote quite a bit about it:

    "The head of Ophiuchus is marked by its brightest star, second-magnitude Alpha Ophiuchi, called Rasalhague from the Arabic meaning ‘the head of the serpent collector’. Beta Ophiuchi is called Cebalrai from the Arabic for ‘the shepherd’s dog’; the Arabs visualized a shepherd (the star Alpha Ophiuchi) along with his dog and some sheep in this area. Ptolemy in the Almagest located Beta Ophiuchi in the serpent holder’s right shoulder, along with Gamma; the left shoulder is marked by Iota and Kappa Ophiuchi.

    Delta and Epsilon Ophiuchi are called Yed Prior and Yed Posterior. These are compound names, formed from the Arabic al-yad, meaning ‘hand’, with the Latin words Prior and Posterior added to give names meaning the ‘leading’ and ‘following’ parts of the hand, where Ptolemy had located them. The hand in question is the left one; the right hand, according to Ptolemy, was marked by the stars we now know as Nu and Tau Ophiuchi, but these have no proper names.

    Zeta and Eta Ophiuchi are his left and right knees, while Rho and Theta Ophiuchi are in his feet. Scorpius, the scorpion, lies beneath his feet. Aratus said that Ophiuchus ‘tramples’ the scorpion with both feet, but in reality it is only the left foot that stands on the scorpion; the right foot remains well clear of it.

    In the Almagest, Ptolemy listed a scattering of five stars between the right shoulder of Ophiuchus and the tail of the serpent which he regarded as being outside the main figure of Ophiuchus. These stars were later incorporated into the short-lived constellation Taurus Poniatovii. They are now officially part of Ophiuchus and are known as 66, 67, 68, 70, and 72 Ophiuchi. Barnard’s Star, the second-closest star to the Sun at a distance of 5.9 light years, lies in this same area, near 66 Ophiuchi.

    Ophiuchus was the site of the last supernova seen in our Galaxy. This appeared in 1604 near Xi Ophiuchi and reached an estimated maximum magnitude of –3. It is known as Kepler’s Star after Johannes Kepler who described it in a book called De stella nova (1606)."

  17. Forgive me, Chrissanda, for I have recently lost faith in our Our Lady, Queen of Sibyls, and indulged in the heresy that her oracles were through but once again you have proved that IT NEVER ENDS!

  18. I’ll tell you how much I give a crap about all this: I started reading this blog a decade ago, and today, because your coma is in fact a collective experience, I work at a bar called the 5 Point Cafe in Seattle, just two blocks down from the new Chris Cornell statue. I moved to town the week he died last May, for no reason connected to anything other than practical meatspace concerns. Today, I am hesitant to suggest adding Cocteau Twins to the restaurant’s jukebox, because I just can’t see stirring the pot being a good idea and because Badmotorfinger already gets a lot of loud play over the speakers. I listen at home in my own headphones and try to walk softly in the world. But, I do listen, and I still read every post.

    My partner is planning to see the Massive Attack tour in San Francisco in March. She’s been warned.

    1. After reading a couple of mainstream news propaganda stories in the last few Months about 'Isis' threatening (massive?) attacks on USA Concert goers,let us hope Diva Plavalaguna survives the tour without becoming a ritual sacrifice.

  19. And on the subject of the ice age, we are still in one. I take issue with the whole concept of the Holocene. The Pleistocene, the Ice Age, lasted, most textbooks say, 1.2 to 2 million years (now usually the latter.) The Holocene is, so far, 12,000 years, one percent of the span of the minimum time given for the Pleistocene, which itself is a particularly short geological age as it is. During the Pleistocene there were three 'interglacials', one lasted 50-70,000 years, and some were warmer than than the present 'age'. It is quite premature to declare this a "new age". I see it as another example of human hubris, since of course the age _we_ live in must be special. -dan

  20. So what I'm hearing from all this decreased sun activity is property boom in Death Valley...thanks for the hot tip (pun intended)!

    Maybe Zeus, Helios, and Hades are ganging up on the elites for fucking with their turf, i.e., weather modification/chemtrailing

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  22. GSM Update 11/24/2018 Canada Shatters Cold Records - Record Snow Predicted - Scientists Dim The Sun?

  23. The remnants of the Sons of Nezirah remained upon the mountains which are against Ardis… In Ardis there were wise men… who read the Book of Heaven with understanding and knew the signs. They saw that the deeds of men in all the lands about the mountains had brought them to their hour. Then the day came when the Lady of the Night [the Moon] changed her garment for one of a different hue, and her form swept more swiftly across the skies. Her tresses streamed out behind in gold and copper, and she rode in a chariot of fire. The people in those days were a great multitude and a loud cry ascended into Heaven… Their God sent down a curse upon the men of the cities, and there came a strange light and a smoky mist which caught at the throats of men. All things became still and apprehensive, there were strange clouds in the skies and the nights were hung with heaviness. Many days passed before a north wind came and the skies cleared; but then, when women conceived they bore devils. Monstrosities came forth from their wombs, whose faces were terrible and whose limbs were unproportioned.’13

    The Kolbrin speaks of ‘a strange light and a smoky mist which caught at the throats of men… strange clouds in the skies… nights… hung with heaviness’. This atmosphere ̶ which was clearly so unusual and unpleasant as to be noteworthy ̶ lasted for many days, and women who conceived during this time gave birth to babies ‘whose faces were terrible and whose limbs were unproportioned’. The text indicates that even at the time there was thought to be a connection between the climatic phenomenon and the subsequent strange births.

  24. Last Wednesday, just like the movie Day After Tomorrow, we had a cold cloud descend here from the west. I was driving and saw it, heavy wind snow rain, low to the ground, sudden and horrifying.

  25. I never heard of this book before! Thanks!

  26. The 70s ice age theory still played very much second fiddle in the scientific community at the time. Most of the papers written then were still about atmospheric warming due to carbon dioxide inputs. Some of the media jumped on the cooling concept am guessing because of the unusual winters countries were having. Should be noted that many places also had record summer temperatures (i.e. 1976 UK, 1972 New York). As a guess I'd say cold war politics may have featured as well due to the debate about nuclear winter. Scientists like Sagan thought aerosolized particles from bomb explosions could blot out the sun while more nuclear power friendly types like Freeman Dyson thought it wouldn't be that big of a deal. By extension enough particles over time via industrial processes could theoretically cause similar effects lowering the surface temperature.

    In the end most scientists thought C02 was going to be the bigger problem (short of a cosmic impact or major volcanic explosions) but other issues like nuclear war & fuel shortages took precedence in the public's fear centers. It was assumed by many that global warming would take centuries to show a large effect and by then humanity would have developed alternative energy sources like solar (think Jimmy Carter's before-its-time solar roof) or nuclear fusion.

    Shows like In Search Of pushed the ice-age meme cementing it into the general consciousness. Despite that global warming was definitely a thing in 70s popular culture with films like Soylent Green or the 1974 TV disaster pic Heatwave. Comic fans may like to dig out issue 18 of Marvel Preview/Star Lord from 1979 or thereabouts which featured a story called 'The Destiny of the Dinosaurs'. In between time-travel and sentient dinosaur madness two characters share the following exchange that ties in to the twist ending:

    "Professor, you're familiar with the 'Greenhouse Effect', right?"
    "Of course, it's the gradual warming of the atmosphere due to an increase in carbon dioxide - from plants, pollution etc. - why?"

    The reason why is funny...

    As with the Marvel story it does look awfully like we're performing an inadvertent terraforming experiment on our planet with no idea of the consequences. While environmentalism has its fair share of inaccurate or hyperbolic prognostication the basic predictions of more unusual weather, more hurricanes, excess heat and increasing health problems are consistent with what we're seeing now. There's even research about how excess but non-toxic levels of CO2 can affect human cognition. Theory being that while atmospheric levels are 400+ppm and toxicity to humans is something like 5000ppm, deleterious effects may show at around the 1000ppm level. Many buildings have such levels due to poor ventilation and the likes of 'sick building syndrome' possibly is partly attributable to carbon dioxide excess.

    1. You've kind of hit on where the artificial divide arises here. Many of us old school "greens" are concerned with ALL human inputs into the environment that are not monitored/studied/analyzed properly. Yet CO2 gets all the press despite things like the PFAS water crisis developing around the nation. Or the radical introduction of GMOs.

      Here's a nice story about the failures of the latter, though the good news is it was only a failure, and not apparent long-term harm has occurred.

      Note the nut job running the program is now working in Dade County FLA, so watch out if you live there. We may not so lucky next time some CO2-crazed radical decides a more dramatic intervention is needed. Like this:

      Gotta love the ending thought:

      "...nations which “continued to experience extreme climate events” might then “consider that solar geoengineering had been responsible” and would need to be compensated. In other words, cutting the earth off from the heavens might be a real liability issue."

    2. Long Before Gore started his fear campaign I enjoyed reading about ice core studies wherein scientist studying found often the rise of CO2 levels actually followed global warming by 600 to 800 years. It was an after effect, not a driver. Found the info at Woods Hole and another trusted sight at the time, but much of that info disappeared as the UN mandated using their model and arms were bent to drop the theory. But WoodsHole also said at the time that Water Vapor was much more dangerous than any amount of CO2. Have tried a couple of times in ensuing years to find the articles to no avail, but maybe I’m not googling the stuff incorrectly or powers that be erased them to support global warming scenario. I’m a skeptical broad.

    3. @Knocker: I was aware of that as well. It is from the Vostock ice cores. A duckduckgo search came up with plenty of sources. (don't use google as they do actively censor various heresies.) The most reputable i saw in a quick search was from newscientist. An interesting fact i just gleaned from a short check was that cooling occured even with high co2 levels at the end of the interglacials. -dan

    4. As to Al Gore, he had the second highest electric bill for a private residence in Tennessee. After telling us we were killing the planet be using the wrong light bulbs, turned out that he wasn't using them either. -dan

    5. But he reaped a bundle with his carbon credit extravaganza, why would he worry about saving a nickle and a dime- he's rich baby rich! And so well connected.

    6. I wonder if whoever released his light bill is dead now...

  27. Dang. That's some amazing work. Thank you.

  28. This is the synchromystic watering hole..-Austin


  29. "AP Exclusive: First gene-edited babies claimed in China

    The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, said he altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting thus far. He said his goal was not to cure or prevent an inherited disease, but to try to bestow a trait that few people naturally have — an ability to resist possible future infection with HIV, the AIDS virus."

    This is where we're all supposed to run out and get gene edited babies. 'Don't you want your baby to be HIV-immune??! No?! What kind of animal ARE you?'

    Chris, will you leave the Northeast if it gets too cold? I'm up there too and planning to go further north.

  30. Donald Trumperdoo's Dysfunctional Diaspora & BBQ9:18 AM, November 26, 2018

    1. Why does your phone inform you of the temperature when you wake up? Are you expecting a quick freeze?
    2. Yep it was unnaturally cold on Thanksgiving. Then, the next day, it was in the 40s.
    3. And yes, last year was an actual winter like I remember from my childhood. It was preceded by a stretch of years with 50 degree Christmases. I know because I ice fish and, until last year, I couldn't ice fish for a while since the ice wasn't getting thick enough because...wait for it...the winters were unnaturally warm.
    4. Your science degree is in what discipline?
    5. Who, in their right mind, goes to bloggers or presidents or TV teleprompter readers for their science info?
    6. Why do I have the feeling that if NASA was saying "Ice Age," you'd be blogging "global warming?"

    1. You haven't been here before, obviously. Where I live, the temps didn't get back to the 40's for a couple days after Thanksgiving. Now they are back below freezing, just a couple days later. Of course, this proves nothing and isn't meant to, just an observation (winters have been unusually warm in my area for the past couple years as well). No one comes here for science info. Cheers.

  31. Regarding the situation in France...Could wind up being bigger than May '68:

    "Governments and ruling regimes tend to face revolution in the face of harsh hikes in prices. Margaret Thatcher’s rule in Britain was rocked by the poll tax. In France, the once enthusiastically embraced Emmanuel Macron has decided to leave the ground rich with challenges against his administration. The Yellow Vests, the gilet jaunes, have decided to take up the chance protesting with such intensity it has led to death and serious injury.

    The pretext was an old one. An increase in carbon taxes was imposed in 2017 as part of a push to support renewables.

    “Support for renewable energy,” announced the environment ministry, “will be increasingly financed by a tax on fossil fuel consumption.”

    In 2018, the amount rose from 30.5 euros to 44.6 euros per ton, rising to 55 next year. Diesel and petrol have been affected, a matter than proves less of a problem for those in city environs, serviced by public transport, than rural areas, where the car remains essential.

    “Macron has to understand,” came the familiar sentiment from demonstrator Patrick Perez, “that Paris is not France.”


    "The Yellow Vest movement is not a Gallic shrug but a shaking roar. The initial target was increased fuel taxes, but the indignation has become a broader church of disaffection on living in general. It is also being given a ringing endorsement by political opportunists who argue that the movement has no political roots. Le Pen has been there, fanning matters while providing Christophe Castaner, the interior minister, a distracting if shaky alibi. “The ultra-Right is mobilised and is building barricades on the Champs-Elysées.” For him, such protests are the work, not of a broad movement but a few casseurs, or troublemakers.

    Macron is doing his level best to avoid confronting the movement, but his Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is attempting to bribe the protesters into silence, or at the very least a more timorous form of disagreement. Energy subsidies to 5.6 million households, up from the current number of 3.6 million, are being proposed. France’s poorest families will also see fuel credits directed to those whose livelihood depends on car travel. These measures, alone, will be no panacea for Macron’s declining influence."

    Note that the real protest is coming from the right now, not the left. & yes, the French govt. should be afraid.

  32. Chris,

    I keep trying to post a comment using my Google Account, and nothing goes through. What am I doing wrong.

    1. It's probably your browser. Comments don't work with Chrome and Brave and some others as well. Blogger is crap.

  33. Do you have any video of that? I'd want to find out some additional information.

  34. Donald Trumperdoo's Dysfunctional Diaspora & BBQ2:56 PM, November 26, 2018

    By the way, I don't really have any skin in the "Ice Age vs. Age of The Broiling Ball Sack" debate. I'm 56 with a bum ticker & about all I see up ahead is the graveyard. Whether it's a sno-cone maker graveyard or a slow cooker graveyard seems to be completely irrelevant.

  35. Let's see if this works using Firefox.

  36. HA! Firefox works. I'll try my post now.

    I usually point to this article from 1958.

    The Coming Ice Age
    A true scientific detective story

    The point they were making, even then, was you can trigger an Ice Age by warming.

    The bad winters you have had on occasion back East was caused by Arctic air coming down the Great Lakes, sucking up moisture, and dumping it along the coast.

    If the Arctic Ice starts clearing, opening up a larger expanse of water to Arctic air, then we are dead.

    A year of snow in the Northern Latitudes, a year of rain in the Middle Latitudes will kill billions.

    This has happened at least twice in the past 10k years, when the Sahara was green 10k and 6k years ago. What's interesting, is that National Geographic had the major article about the Green Sahara, yet now it is not listed on their site. I suspect people complained that it went against their bizarre religious beliefs about global warming. This is the original link that used to work.

    Lost Tribes of the Green Sahara

    This is the only mention of it on the NG site.

    Stone Age Graveyard Reveals Lifestyles of a ‘Green Sahara’

    This is Paul Sereno's site, the lead investigator.


    Here is the study they published in 2008.

    Lakeside Cemeteries in the Sahara

    When I've posted this stuff in the past, people always try to argue against without ever reading the information. I always ask:

    - Didn't you ever wonder why the people in the North were still living in caves, while the major civilizations were booming in the Fertile Crescent. And why, when the people in the North were beginning to thrive, the Fertile Crescent turned to desert.

    - Didn't you ever wonder how the Silk Road came to be. Did some guy load up his camel with silk, cross the trackless waste. When in reality, the whole region was well watered, fertile, and only over time were towns and cities abandoned as the region dried up.

    This is not "Man Made" this is the Earth trying to kill us on a regular basis.

  37. What‘s up with the deleted comments lately? Are people getting nasty?

    Great post as always, Chris.

  38. That bit about Musk going to Mars and possibly not returning is almost exactly what I predicted around the time of his $420 stock fiasco. He seems to be an actor and someone else is at least co-writing his story, imo.

    In any case, he'll need to watch out for superbugs according to this:

    As for the climate alarmists, I wish they'd focus more on things like this:

  39. "live by the river"

  40. come to northern wisconsin. winters here are no joke, 12 degrees is average. from november to april.

  41. 33: just started waking up after some nanomites were removed. Can remember mars now. The tall whites eating people. The necessary course for humanity. We are all one, we stop this. Gold light healings few days back. I can see clearly now. Woke up that last morning and Moved up to the mountains. I'm sure you're familiar with this man, but if not, he has any gaps of info you were looking for. As always, hope you are well and much love and many blessings. Xo.

  42. Cold? Must be "the Agency", an entire army of individuals "capable of psychokinesis", collectively focusing their attention...

    "Referring back to Chapter 11, Ingo Swann and Nina Kulagina demonstrated how
    they could influcence temperature."


    However, and of course - they Dream Big Dreams-,"The ideal utilization of PK [psychokinesis] would be the elimination of those personages threatening world peace and security. The elimination of such individuals could be done without arousing world suspicion or accusation of any one nation since a highly visible assassination was not performed. The actions of the world could continue without the furor that a blatant assassination would generate among the nations."

    How (schizo-)typical.

  43. When I was in high school in the mid-seventies, there was a relief pitcher named Tug McGraw. He was once asked why he could go out to the mound with so much pressure and calmly do his job.
    His reply was ," Experts are saying that in a few years,In a few years the polar ice caps will melt and we'll all freeze to death. Who the hell would care whether I saved a game or blew it?"
    I had a running joke with a teacher about the coming ice age...whenever it got below zero, we would be telling folks in school that the ice age was starting.