OK OK, I know record snow and cold temperaturs are hitting all of Europe again this January 2019. See this report of exteme cold throughout Europe. Last year, 2018 Europe had the historic record cold winter with the reported Siberian "Beast From the East" blasting the Continent. The Bad Beast Blasts Europe again and is on the way now in 2019 as we are currently watching record cold and snow on the weather channel and European news as follows.
Europe being blasted by another record cold winter in 2019
Euro News reported on January 11, 2019, "2019 kicks off with extreme weather as heavy snow blankets large parts of Europe ... is throwing its weight around, delivering heavy snowfalls across Europe. ... are also struggling with disruption from the blast of extreme cold." Even southern Europe as record cold temperatures and snow have been recorded in Greece.
What is going on? Is the record cold mostly due to "Global Warming"? Well the answer to that question and is global warming caused by man and petro chemical usage or recurring planetary ices ages followed by cyclical global warming periods due to the cyclical axis changes of Earth is above my pay grade.
Scientists do say we are in a interglacial period between planetary ice ages. Yes, Europe and the planet was in the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago and there was once an ice bridge between France and England, way before automobile and petro chemicals were unleashed by humans. The earth has been warming for the last 10,000 years since the end of the last North Amercian Ice Age when glacier sheets covered what is now the United States. Hey there used to be wooly mammoths in Arizona! It was really cold.
Per the Lake Powell Arizona science center, wooly mammoths lived in Arizona during the last Ice Age (photo from their website). Mammoh fossils found in Arizona: Wooly Mammoth Fossil found in Arizona
For example the earth has had heating and cooling cycles going back hundreds of millions of years, many believe due to cyclical changes in the earth's axis. Note, the earth's axis is an imaginary line about which a body rotates. The Earth revolves on its axis once every 24 hours" (see Wikepedia Ice Ages described). The planet has heated up and cooled down in continuing cycles. Per Wikepedia, "The major glacial stages of the current ice age in North America are the Illinoian, Eemian and Wisconsin glaciation. The use of the Nebraskan, Afton, Kansan, and Yarmouthian stages to subdivide the ice age in North America has been discontinued by Quaternary geologists and geomorphologists. These stages have all been merged into the Pre-Illinoian in the 1980s. During the most recent North American glaciation, during the latter part of the Last Glacial Maximum (26,000 to 13,300 years ago), ice sheets extended to about 45th parallel north. These sheets were 3 to 4 kilometres (1.9 to 2.5 mi) thick."
The Wikepedia article further reports that the planet is currently in an interglacial period, "The earth is currently in an interglacial, and the last glacial period ended about 10,000 years ago. All that remains of the continental ice sheets are the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and smaller glaciers such as on Baffin Island."
What should be do about all of this cyclical record cold at present?
Well MOVE TO ARIZONA my friend! For me? I am going to my local Scottsdale, Arizona local park and shoot some baskets this afternoon.
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