Is Magnetic North’s movement the cause for “climate change”?
I don’t really think that scientists of any stripe can be certain what is responsible for climate changes. I just don’t believe we know enough about the system and how it works. I certainly don’t think it’s because of any CO2 that’s out and about. And I’m wholly against any government inspired “remedies” which involve massive new bureaucracies and the pushing of billions of dollars into the hands of solar dreamers who are setting up and crashing companies at an alarming rate. That Al Gore got $500 million, Solyndra $500 million, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. $1.4 Billion (yes, Billion,) is not good. This is crony capitalism at its worst. $2.5 billion essentially melted away like a dusting of snow in Miami.
All it does is blow money on failing companies – gives wealth to cronies, and doesn’t solve a thing. Solar is still just as unfeasible as it ever was on a mass scale. The idea of paving over thousands and tens of thousands of acres with solar panels just makes no environmental sense. And requiring us to beg China for the rare earth metals that are required for the panels is just as foreign policy dangerous as relying on Venezuela and Nigeria for our oil, and the little we get from the Mid-East – which most of their oil is sold to China, Japan and Europe.
Still, yes, some places have gotten a tad warmer, and some a tad colder. Oh, the political forces scream “Global Warming, stop the economy!” But that’s not going to work if the economy is not the culprit. And I don’t think industry is particularly responsible, especially since particularly here in the US we have significant less smoke stack industry. We’ve cut our emissions more than the world combined, or nearly so, some quibble. While the developing world has pressed ahead with their smoke stack growth – so how can we be responsible? Meanwhile, it was said that it was the cow farts – all that methane you know. So it is CO2 or methane? Or something else?
What if it’s the position of the magnetic North Pole which is doing the tomfoolery?
Here, from http://www.physorg.com/news8917.html
“After some 400 years of relative stability, Earth’s North Magnetic Pole has moved nearly 1,100 kilometers out into the Arctic Ocean during the last century and at its present rate could move from northern Canada to Siberia within the next half-century. If that happens, Alaska may be in danger of losing one of its most stunning natural phenomena – the Northern Lights.”
Now, losing the Northern Lights, that’s a enviro-malady no? Of some sort, I’m sure. For that is very environmental, those lights – but it’s clearly the fault of the North Pole, not anything man does.
Here’s another North Pole is moving report: http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/geomag/nmp/daily_mvt_nmp_e.php
And here’s a report that the movement of the Pole affected far away Tampa Florida:
The verbiage: (www.PhysOrg.com ) — “The magnetic north pole is slowly moving, and the shift is affecting runways at airports in Tampa, Florida, with the major runway at Tampa International Airport closed until January 13th to allow for the signage to be changed and numeric designators at each end of the runway to be repainted.”
Now, that surely is not an affect by man, and I note that last year Tampa was Iced in – that is, the airport had to close because of ice and that poor tropical place had no earthly clue, and no equipment either, to deal with what should not be there – ice.
Meanwhile, I read this: “Located hundred of miles south of the geographic North Pole lies the magnetic North Pole at approximately 82.7° North and 114.4° West (2005), northwest of Canada’s Sverdrup Island. However, this location is not fixed and is moving continually, even on a daily basis
My my, it just won’t stand still. And it’s not that we haven’t known it’s moving. Here:
“Scientists have long known that the magnetic pole moves. James Ross located the pole for the first time in 1831 after an exhausting arctic journey during which his ship got stuck in the ice for four years. No one returned until the next century. In 1904, Roald Amundsen found the pole again and discovered that it had moved–at least 50 km since the days of Ross.”
And more of that:
“The pole kept going during the 20th century, north at an average speed of 10 km per year, lately accelerating “to 40 km per year,” says Newitt. At this rate it will exit North America and reach Siberia in a few decades.”
Here’s a map of the movement:
And I’m wondering, as the pole moves it affects the jet stream which swirls around it – and thus we are seeing the jet stream dip further south and further north in its oscillation around the globe – which means that Baton Rouge and Tampa are colder, while New York and Boston are warmer (except, well not the last two or three years, where the snow accumulations are as they say “Unprecedented.”). And before we all rush off to wreck the economy with some “climate change” legislation or program let us examine what the affect of the pole’s movement is on all this.
For it if is the reality that the pole’s movement is the driving force in the observable changes – some glaciers growing, some shrinking – some places snowier, some less snow, some places warmer, some colder – than there is absolutely nothing we are going to do to stop it – not unless we stick a big fork in the swirling core of the iron ball at the center of this globe of ours – and command it to cease movement.
Well, all those other things people want to do – you know, go solar or something – sure, do it if you wish – make a better solar panel that is 100x more efficient than the ones we got, but 100x’s smaller – and well, then, go make your billions and put the oil industries out of business – except, well, no, we’ll need them still for all that plastic and chemical stuff we rely on to make life grand. That stuff is not going to come from the sun, no. And let’s not price our food into the stratosphere by growing corn to push our cars along.
Still, as always, instead of people being reasonable, and perhaps considering the natural changes are just that – in our modern times there must be a guilty party. Right now, it is, of course, the USA and our evil capitalist society, as the Occupiers inform us it is. Sure. I’m sure somewhere there’s a crazed Christian fundamentalist who blames global warming on gay folks, like we’re blamed on hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis, don’t you know. So I know something of brain dead accusations based on faith and faith alone. And the faith that it is “only” CO2 or “only” methane or “only” whatever favored cause you have, well, that’s just mush.
And it’s just blatant lies when Time magazine’s latest issue claims yet again — http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/11/16/arrrggh-lets-help-time-with-pachys-voodoo-science/ — falsely, admittedly false by the first pushers of the mush — that all the Himalayan glaciers will be gone by 2035. Though, seems, now caught, they have “corrected” their “error.” Yeah, sure, they thought they’d get away with it, who are they kidding.
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