The Great Lakes are almost completely covered with iceNASA IMAGE
Feb 14th 2014 4:55PM
The Great Namazu, former Japanese Giant Catfish Demigod and now Dean of the Namazu School of Climatology and AAB Senior Analyst.
According to a story carried by the AP the Great Lakes are 88% frozen over for the first time since 1994. If the Great Lakes are frozen almost from edge to edge you can just imagine the conditions in the Arctic Ocean right now. Yep, that ever reducing ice cover; its not decreasing any more. That incidentally was also the story in the Antarctic in the Southern Hemisphere's Summer, now starting to wane where they supposedly had "unusually" extensive ice cover. Well, I guess if you haven't seen ice cover to that extent since 1994 you could call it unusual, but it sounds to me a lot like a ten year weather cycle. Here at the Namazu School of Climatology we believe in "climate change", that's what they do, change within certain parameters on 5, 10, 20, 100, and 500 year cycles. It also looks like they have really big time change about every 10,000 years..
In these 10,000 year climate cycles the climatic zones change dramatically. 10, 000 years ago the sub arctic climate boundary was about where you now find the northern border of Kentucky. There was a time however, thousands of years before that when the subtropics extended well into Central Canada. Here is the scary part, the real scary part, not the Al Gore generated propaganda to support the export of all smoke stack industry out of the United States , the systematic destruction of the existing U.S. energy infrastructure in favor of solar and other alternative energy, ready or not. The biggest climate changes in the fossil record were sudden, almost overnight. They happened from things like giant meteor strikes and other events that we can't control or mitigate. So whenever we pick up on one of these stories about a major weather event that gets the "climate change" drums beating ( they had to drop the "global warming" drum beat a while back).
Here at the Namazu School we really don't mind the government paying attention to climate change. But we would like for them to pay attention to the real concern, what can we do when, not if, there is another sudden drastic shift in the climate boundaries caused by things like orbital irregularities, planetary axis shift, solar flares, or a comet or meteor strike. There is nothing we can do to prevent these things or reverse their effects. But there is a lot we can do in terms of port and flood control infrastructure to minimize damage from resulting sea level changes. There is a lot we can do in the way of architectural development and building codes to insure urban populations aren't wiped out in such a dramatic change. There is a great deal we can do about food security. These are not the things government is paying attention to.
But the government is as deaf to climatic common sense as they are to financial common sense.
Here is a link to the AP story on the present ice coverage on the Great Lakes: Great Ice