Tahoe Glacier Making a Comeback?

By Robert Felix

This is not as far-fetched as you may think. In fact, if history is any guide it is inevitable. Not only inevitable, the process may have already begun.California’s Squaw Valley ski resort, just west of Lake Tahoe, has been buried beneath more than 58 feet of snowfall this season. That’s enough snow to completely cover a five-story building.With such copious amounts of snow, Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth announced last week that some ski trails may stay open all summer and into next season.In other words, the snow may not entirely melt this summer. [My Emphasis]

I don’t know if Mr. Wirth fully understood the import of his words, but readers of this website ( iceagenow.info ) certainly do.

“Isn’t this how glaciers are formed?” asked one reader.

“Snow in one year still existing the following year?” “Golly! Wouldn’t that start a glacier?” asked another.

“Ski all Summer thru Fall? That’s called a glacier,” exclaimed yet another reader.

“Glaciation of the Sierras.”Those readers are correct. That is indeed how glaciers form.That is also how ice ages begin – not because some huge ice sheet starts grinding southward (or northward if coming from the bottom of the globe), but because the more the snow accumulates, the less chance it has to melt.And even though it may take years to create a full-fledged glacier, when the previous season’s snowfall doesn’t entirely melt away, the glaciation process has begun.

Once the snow reaches about 100 feet (30 meters) deep, the bottom layers begin compressing into ice. If the snow keeps piling on, year after year after year, well, you get the picture.This doesn’t necessarily mean that temperatures plummet, mind you, just that more and more precipitation falls in the winter as snow.The idea that Tahoe glacier might make a comeback should not surprise Californians. Indeed, they should expect it.

During the Quaternary Period (the last 2.6 million years) the Sierra Nevada mountains experienced more than 60 – You read that right, more than 60! – periods of glacial expansion interrupted by briefer periods of warmth. We are enjoying such a period of warmth right now.From Yosemite Park north, these glacial episodes were typified by large, thick, upland ice fields. The ice fields completely covered the mountains except for a few nunataks; jagged peaks poking up through the ice like lonely glacial islands.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

Remember a few years ago, the local left had declared in the future children would soon not be abe to experience the pleasure of snowflakes on their noses  Now they may get to see a glacier reborn.

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Who Knew? Obama Administration Manipulated Climate Data

A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington, D.C., often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion.

Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion.

“What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis, was, I’d say, misleading, sometimes just wrong,” Koonin said, referring to elements within the Obama administration he said were responsible for manipulating climate data.

He pointed to a National Climate Assessment in 2014 showing hurricane activity has increased from 1980 as an illustration of how federal agencies fudged climate data. Koonin said the assessment was technically incorrect.

“What they forgot to tell you, and you don’t know until you read all the way into the fine print, is that it actually decreased in the decades before that,” he said. The U.N. published reports in 2014 essentially mirroring Koonin’s argument.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported there “is limited evidence of changes in extremes associated with other climate variables since the mid-20th century” and current data shows “no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century.”

Rest of the story: http://dailysignal.com/2017/04/24/former-obama-official-says-bureaucrats-manipulate-climate-stats-to-influence-policy/

Of course, the readers of this blog and my other climate change blogs knew there was something wrong with the data coming from the Obama Administration, I predict there will be more revealed about the manipulation of the temperature records as well. Stay Tuned.

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The March for Science Missing Signs

If yesterday’s events  were truly a March for Science and not a Trump Protest March these are the boring signs we would have seen:

§1 A scientific argument consists of clearly stated premises, inferences and conclusions.

§2 A scientific premise is verifiable. Premises and their sources are identified and readily available for independent verification.

§3 A scientific inference is logically valid.

§4 A scientific conclusion is deduced by application of axioms, definitions and theorems or measured properties and scientific concepts that have already been verified or validated.

§5 A scientific concept consists of statements that are logically valid conclusions deduced from premises that are themselves logically valid conclusions, axioms, definitions or theorems.

§6 A scientific concept is well-defined and has a well-defined capability of prediction within a well-defined context.

§7 A scientific concept can only be validated by comparison of predictions deduced from that concept with measurement results. Whenever predictions differ from measurement results, by more than the combined uncertainty of the measurement results and the claimed capability of the concept, there must be something wrong with the concept – or the test of it.

§8 A scientific concept can only be referred to as validated for the context covered by the validating tests.

§9 A scientific statement is based on verifiable data. Data and precise information about how that data was obtained are readily available for independent verification. Whenever data are corrected or disregarded, both uncorrected and corrected data are provided together with a scientific argument for the correction.

§10 A scientific measurement report contains traceable values, units and stated uncertainty for well-defined measurands in a well-defined context.

§11 A scientific prediction report contains values, units and claimed capability for well-defined measurands in a well-defined context.

Now that you know what real science is about, apply these principles to the claims for anthropogenic global warming, and you will discover that the March for Science was a sham, it was a political march that ignored the real science of climate change.

https://principlesofscience.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/the-principles-of-science-v7-5/

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The Idiots from Grass Valley and Nevada City Made National News

In addition to the report below this incident was discussed on National Syndicated Radio, the Tom Sullivan Show on KFBK today the 18th of April. A woman who attended the meeting called into the show, and when Tom ask where the people shouting were from, the lady said Nevada City and Grass Valley.

OROVILLE (CBS13) — The boos and shouts of displeasure started during the introduction of Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) at his town hall meeting in Oroville.

For nearly two hours, the crowd at the State Theater shouted down responses by the congressman.

“I’m appalled,” said Linda Agee, a LaMalfa supporter.

“It’s very enlightening and disturbing to experience this first hand,” said Denise Culley, who was attending her first town hall event.

How ever I think this was the more important comment from a high school student who attended the Town Hall:

As the crowd yelled through each response. A 16-year-old high school student offered his perspective.

“I think the immaturity is astounding,” said Greyson Reynolds.

Reynolds is an Oroville High School junior. He says he was at Monday’s meeting to thank LaMalfa for holding a similar Q & A at his high school. The atmosphere according to Reynolds was much different.

“Night and day. It’s hard to believe that these people are grown adults and those people, the people at my high school are children. You’d think it was the opposite,” said Reynolds.

Congressman Walks Off Stage During Oroville Town Hall

If this the image that the community wants? Is this the image that the Economic Resource Council want to send to potential business or employees considering a move to Nevada County, adults acting like children?

[cross posted in comments HERE.]

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With More on the Horizon

ca-8station-index-plot

Be prepared, as the drought will return. It has in the past and will again, that is the climate cycle of Southwest United States, of which California is a major geographic contributor.

10Day Forecast

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Your Opportunity to Create Gov. Change

OMB is soliciting suggestions from the general public as to which agencies, regulations, etc. could be eliminated. 

https://www.whitehouse.gov/reorganizing-the-executive-branch

The deadline is June 12, so almost two months to get all the ideas in. So, let the White House know what agencies you think need to be shuttered, modified or sustained. 

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California Loses Another One to Texas

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new North American headquarters building in Grapevine, Texas, today in a special ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Greg Abbott, Masatoshi Kimata, President and Representative Director of the Kubota Group, along with State and local officials and supporters from the Grapevine community who all helped to usher in a new era for the company.

The company’s move to Texas from Torrance, Calif., is the most significant change it has undertaken in its successful 45-year history in the U.S., where it has introduced over the years a full line of iconic orange tractors, construction equipment, lawn and garden equipment and utility vehicles.

http://www.weaselzippers.us/333396-kubota-tractor-moves-headquarters-to-texas-from-california/

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