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2017 Winter Severity Index

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by Luv2hunteup, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Pinefarm2015

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  2. Pinefarm2015

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    New solar minimum could change the world economy

    http://ktar.com/story/1995130/new-solar-minimum-could-change-the-world-economy/

    New and exciting research is telling us that the next solar minimum in sunspot cycle 25 may be the deepest minimum in more than 100 years of observation.

    If that is true, data showed that during solar minimum with less sunspots, solar surface flares and CMEs, there is a strong potential for a large scale cooling of the weather systems on Earth.

    This is contrary to many who believe that a steady increase in global temperatures are due primarily to human factors.

    The Sun and its output are now being looked at as the main source of future economic conditions on Earth.

    New research claimed that a spotless Sun during previous sunspot minima have lead to sustained periods of cold weather and crop failures around the planet.

    The most pronounced was the great Maunder Minimum from 1640 to 1715, in which the Earth experienced some major climactic change.

    There have been other deep solar minima, but not on the same scale as the Grand Minimum, as described above. They are the Dalton Minimum (1798-1823), the Gleissberg Minimum and the current Eddy Minimum.

    In the most simplistic way, the research tells us that the less sunspot numbers on the Sun, the cooler the planet becomes. The higher the sunspot numbers, the warmer the planet gets.

    More cooling and there exists a greater percentage of crop failures, as well as, higher fuel prices and food prices.
     
  3. stickbow shooter

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    The more I read, the more I want to go live at my camp. No electricity, no phone or internet .Sounding good, become a minimalist.
     
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  4. Cork Dust

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    I worked on a remote lake bathymetric mapping project for Heartwood Forestland, Inc on twenty-some lakes on their forest holdings in the central U.P...a lot of turn the GPS on, look at where you started, take a sight compass bearing of where you need to go, and then start hauling the canoe and mapping gear in that direction again. I learned to appreciate bug repellant clothing and clothing that physically blocked biting insects from access. Bug-tamer coats are the gold standard. There are also light weight long underwear that are good for everything down to Lyme Disease carrying deer ticks.
     
  5. Pinefarm2015

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    Ted Kaczynski said it makes you a little crazy. Lol
     
  6. Trophy Specialist

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    So perhaps we should start belching out greenhouse gases to counteract the cooling affect. Fire up those coal burning plants and stoke them to the max! :)
     
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    Stick that's the route the unibomber took...lol...The outcome wasn't positive...

    Dang piney beat me to it!...
     
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  8. Pinefarm2015

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    That’s what I’m talking about. If it’s so cold, we should all leave our gas guzzling trucks idling overnight, so they stay warm.

    We should encourage Al Gore to fly in even more private jets and take even bigger limos to European climate summits, before being snowed out.
     
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  9. wildthing

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    True Sniper, but .... even with lake effect whiteout conditions....we haven't had a single 50-car pileup on any of our freeways .... ever! Of course our only freeway is I-75 from St Ignace to the Soo. :)
     
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  10. Cork Dust

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    I appreciate your type choice: this piece is really important...but, just not for the point you are trying to infer.

    I was interested right up to the point where he wrote "many" rather than "most"....then it became evident that it was warranted to search-out the credentials of this "climate expert".
    Why, what did I find? An individual trained in broadcasting who works in broadcasting with a keen interest and understanding of ASTRONOMY, who produces programs and offers commentary on astronomy and astronomic events for public education.

    http://drsky.com/about/

    Scientist? No, not really. Climate science researcher? NOPE! Recognized by NASA as an astronomy educator? Yes. Does he serve on any NASA scientific boards, commissions, research groups or teams involved with climate research or climate modeling for predictive perposes? NOPE! Does he understand that sun-spot activity influences weather patterns on Earth? Yes!Would I stake my financial future by investing based on this piece, authored by Steven Kate's group? NOPE!

    I know a plumber who is a really good fly fisherman, he can catch fish in a water spill on the kitchen counter top. I do not seek his counsel when considering scientific data on the Great Lakes. I have a basic understanding of electricity and have wired my duck boat, garage, and a sauna and outbuilding at duck camp. I don't advertise as a professional electrician, nor do I offer opinion to others on specifics within that profession.

    Science matters! Evidence matters! Expertise matters even more, particularly when making sweeping statements and predictions about the future of Earth's climate.
     
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    Thanks for posting something that was actually useful. Some people excel in publishing fake news.

    L & O
     
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    Tommy Casperson was pushing hard for a four-lane Federal highway to run west to Marquette. I came-up during a preliminary meeting for the Iron Belle Trail initiative.

    Tommy C. is off to "Washeringtown", DC to offer his expertise to the DJT administration. Why? Per his statement, he is term limited in Michigan, having served in both the House and Senate for as long as he could dupe folks into voting for him. He now feels he can offer his "expertise" to the current administration. Just one more "swamp denizen" in search of better health benefits and a pension for life.
     
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    You’re in luck! If you are a stickler for credentials (Al Gore and Hollywood celebrities excluded) then we have the former senior scientist for climate studies at NASA’s take on the whole “man made” theory.
    http://www.drroyspencer.com/my-global-warming-skepticism-for-dummies/
     
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    We picked-up about 12-14" over near the fish hatchery on the southeast side of MQT. The Marquette official totals will be from the weather station site in Negaunee, or the Marquette Airport site, both well inland and away from the slight moderating effect of the lakeshore. Superior is a frothy mass of slush and little snow/ice chunks. When the melt comes, the stream temps. are going to dip for every watershed that did not have significant open ground within it.

    If you fish spring steelhead, that would be something to consider regarding where to go for awhile...until June.
     
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