This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there
(at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
So use “Tips” for “Oooh, look at the interesting ponder thing!”
and “W.O.O.D” for “Did you see what just happened?! What did you think about it?”
The current Stock Market not-quite-a-correction has lots of folks excited because the number of points moved is large, but the percentage is not even a normal 10% “correction” (yet….).
We’ve got a change of The Fed Chairman, so that’s got folks spooked (and more importantly the computer trading stations that automatically react to news key words acting spooked).
The USA Government is once again being held hostage to the inability of the House and Senate to do their job and not act like 5 year olds. (Or maybe 3 year old children is closer to the truth.)
The Global Warming Myth rolls on. Especially in EU centric news. Per France24, the Gobi Desert has created tens of thousands of “Climate Refugees”. Nevermind that it results from mountain uplift causing a rain shadow…
Lesser Known Asian Mountain Ranges Led To Expansion Of Gobi Desert
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online
Researchers say two lesser known mountain ranges in Central Asia helped lead to the arid conditions that regions like the Gobi Desert face today.
Scientists speaking at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco say the formation of the Hangay and the Altai mountain ranges may have led to the expansion of Asia’s largest desert.
“These results have major implications for understanding the dominant factors behind modern-day Central Asia’s extremely arid climate and the role of mountain ranges in altering regional climate,” Page Chamberlain, a professor of environmental Earth system science at Stanford University, said in a statement.
Since last I looked people had not stopped geologic processes nor prevented mountain ranges from continuing to rise, I see no reason to claim a new cause for the ongoing Gobi creation by mountains.
But how can you make daily news out of a millions of years geological process? Can’t have that…