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?”
What’s Going On?
Venezuela has the lights back on and water again. Still lingering in Hospice…
One Week Left. Or maybe not. Now April 12 for a WMO Brexit or May 22 for a not-quite-a-BREXIT.
Who knows. France 24 reported that the EU has voted to “give” T. May an “extension” to April 12 if no deal (WMO rules) BREXIT, BUT only if Parliament votes to approve her twice rejected not-quite-a-BREXIT ‘deal’ it will be May 22. So we’ll see if Parliament can be bought off with 2 weeks more fence sitting…
The Weather: The big storm that rolled over the USA from The Gulf to Canada has left a load of flooding. Not going to be planting early there. Looks like fresh snow in the Rockies, again. Here in California, I’ve started planting out my beans and squash, but today is cool and drippy “almost rain”.
The oceans, having been warmed by many decades of increased solar UV / Blue into the depths are busy cooling (now that the sun is doing more IR / Red that causes prompt evaporation at the surface) by putting lots of water in the air. This is causing lots of rain globally. The shortening of atmospheric height from the same solar changes in UV / IR ratio has resulted in more snow in the mountains and going further down the slopes. This is what “Global Cooling” looks like. Solar driven cycles, not CO2, is in charge.
Other Stuff: Unfortunately I’ve not kept up on recent political machinations (other than Brexit) nor the Global Warming Cabal attempts at world domination. Something about being deep in coding to get GHCN v4 loaded into a database and ways to compare it with v3. So Y’all will need to fill in this bit. Frankly, watching the TDS Congress Follies has become a bit tedious. Insanity only entertains so long.
Enjoy the Equinox and start of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. (Or harvest and the start of Fall in the Southern Hemisphere ;-)