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YDB team publishes evidence from Chile for global climate cataclysm

YDB World Map
© Cosmic Tusk
The main objective of this study was to test the YDB impact hypothesis by analyzing a wide range of data from the Pilauco site in southern Chile. The following conclusions show that our data and interpretations are consistent with the YDB impact hypothesis and we found no evidence that refutes the hypothesis.

(1) At Pilauco, ~12,800-year-old peaks in high-temperature Pt-rich and native-Fe spherules are comparable to similar impact-related evidence found at more than 50 YDB sites in North America, Europe, and western Asia. It appears that the YDB layer at Pilauco is coeval with similar layers found at these sites on several continents and is also possibly related to the proposed YDB impact event.

(2) Identification of the YDB layer at Pilauco greatly expands the proposed YDB proxy feld ~6,000 km farther south of the closest well-studied YDB site in Venezuela, and ~12,000 km south of the northernmost YDB site in Canada, a distance equaling ~30% of Earth's circumference.

(3) Cr-rich spherules are found in the YDB layer at Pilauco, but not found at the ~50 other sites on four continents, suggesting that one or more local impacts/airbursts occurred in the Cr-rich basaltic terrain
circa Pilauco.

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#PropagandaWatch - Shoving 'climate grief' down our throats

Climate Grief
© HypnoArt/Pixabay
The propagandists are in overdrive shoving "climate grief" down our collective throats. And the next step in that indoctrination, the acceptance of climate eugenics to atone for our climate sins, is almost here. Join James for this week's important edition of #PropagandaWatch dissecting the dangerous lies that are being pushed in the name of the environment.

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3 climbers killed due to avalanche on Ben Nevis in Scotland

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Three climbers have been killed in an avalanche on Ben Nevis today, following hazardous warnings not to try and ascend the mountain.

The incident, which injured one other person, occurred at 11.50am yesterday in gully number five located on the mountain's north-eastern aspect.

At 6pm on Tuesday evening, the Scottish Avalanche Information Service released a hazardous forecast for the north-eastern aspect of Ben Nevis, classing the avalanche risk as "high".

The warning said that "freezing" temperatures, heavy snowfall and strong winds linked to Storm Gareth will result in "high instability" on the mountain.

Donald Paterson, deputy team leader of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, said the four men - believed to be Swiss nationals - had been hit by a "massive" avalanche that fell 1500ft on top of them.


2,700-year-old giant solar storm detected in Greenland ice

Solar Storm
© Solar Dynamics Observatory/ESA/NASA
Flares erupting on the Sun in 2014.
Evidence of an unusually strong solar storm that hit Earth in 660 BCE has been detected in Greenland ice cores-a finding which shows we still have lots to learn about these disruptive events.

An extreme form of solar storm, known as a solar proton event (SPE), struck our planet 2,679 years ago, according to new research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. If an event of such magnitude were to happen today, it would likely wreak havoc on our technological infrastructure, including communications and navigation. Lund University geologist Raimund Muscheler and his colleagues presented evidence in the form of elevated levels of beryllium-10 and chlorine-36 isotopes embedded within ancient Greenland ice cores.

It's now the third massive SPE known to scientists, the others occurring 1,245 and 1,025 years ago. This latest discovery means solar storms of this variety are likely happening more frequently than we thought-perhaps once every 1,000 years-but more data is required to create more reliable estimates.

SPEs happen in the wake of a massive solar flare or coronal mass ejection on the Sun. These stellar events send streams of particles, including high-energy protons, toward Earth, where they interact with the Earth's atmosphere, triggering reactions that increase the rate of radionuclide production, including carbon-14, beryllium-10, and chlorine-36 (radionuclides are unstable atoms with excess nuclear energy). Traditionally, SPEs have been detected as spikes of carbon-14 in tree rings, but they can also be spotted as spikes of beryllium-10 and chlorine-36 in ancient ice cores. The authors of the new study said scientists tend to overemphasize carbon-14 at the expense of searching for other markers, and that "efforts to find [SPEs] based solely on [carbon-14] data likely lead to an underestimated number of such potentially devastating events for our society."


Colorado snow totals: Monthly tallies for ski resorts, major cities since the start of February - 200 inches in places

Photo from CDOT shows the depth of snow covering Highway 550 on March 4, 2019.

Photo from CDOT shows the depth of snow covering Highway 550 on March 4, 2019.
Some parts of the state have seen over 16 feet of snow since February 1

Some parts of Colorado have seen as much as 200 inches of snowfall since February 1. To put that into perspective, that's more than 16 feet of snow, or more than double the height of Denver Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic.

These incredible snowfall totals have been a skiers' paradise, but they've also contributed to the extreme avalanche danger that's hampered much of the Centennial State over the last few days.

More snow is forecast in the mountains this weekend, continuing what's been a significantly snowier-than-average winter for Colorado's mountains. In particular, the last six weeks have featured astronomical snow totals that you'll see listed below.

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Over 302 avalanches recorded in Colorado since Feb. 27 - many of them are 'just huge,' experts say

Experts are warning of heightened avalanche danger in the coming days.
© Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Experts are warning of heightened avalanche danger in the coming days.
Eagle County awoke Friday to fresh scars carved across many of the county's mountainsides, as a series of large-scale avalanches that began Thursday continued to roar through the Rocky Mountains — with more snow on the way.

On Thursday morning, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center had already documented 302 avalanches across the state since Feb. 27 with 209 of them large enough to bury, injure or kill someone.

Weekend snowstorms were only a prelude to Thursday's slides, however, and the CAIC had to issue extreme avalanche danger warnings for four backcountry zones for the first time since the 10-zone forecast format began.

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Video of terrifying avalanche as it thunders down mountain and smothers village in Himachal Pradesh, India

Mountain scenes covered by a massive cloud of powdery snow as the avalanche takes hold

Mountain scenes covered by a massive cloud of powdery snow as the avalanche takes hold
Terrifying footage captures the moment an avalanche hits a mountain in northern India, engulfing the small village hill station below in powdery snow as locals run for cover.

No fatalities or injuries have been recorded in this particular incident that took place in early March in Rispa village in north India's Himachal Pradesh state.

The region has suffered sub-zero temperatures for the past two months with an avalanche in February claiming the life of one Indian Army personnel.


'Falling out of trees': Dozens of dead possums blamed on extreme heat stress in Victoria, Australia

Wildlife rescuers found 127 dead and injured ringtail possums at Somers Beach in Victoria during a four-day heat spell.
© Wildlife rescuers found 127 dead and injure Alyse Huyton
Wildlife rescuers found 127 dead and injured ringtail possums at Somers Beach in Victoria during a four-day heat spell.
Rescuers found 127 ringtail possums along the shoreline and in the water on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula

More than 100 dead and injured ringtail possums have been found by wildlife rescuers along a single stretch of beach in Victoria in what ecologists say is becoming an annual occurrence due to extreme heat.

Rescuers and wildlife carers discovered 127 ringtail possums along the shoreline and in the water at Somers Beach on the Mornington Peninsula on Saturday during a four-day period that saw consistent temperatures in the high 30s, warm nights and bushfires in parts of the state.

Melanie Attard, a wildlife rescuer and foster carer with Aware Wildlife in Frankston, said rescuers suspected the animals had become so dehydrated and desperate they had left an area of scrub and come down to the beach and attempted to drink salt water.

"We assume they've come out due to the heat stress heading for the water in desperation," she said.

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Cold streak in southern California continues, nears record

cold walkers
It has been one of the longest stretches ever recorded of high temperatures below 70 degrees in Southern California, and people are taking notice.

It was far from a good beach day in Santa Monica on Friday.

"I literally felt like I was going to be blown over into the ocean earlier," said Julie Marshall.

Strong winds and cold temperatures took many tourists out walking by surprise.

"This is a little bit different than what I'm used to," said Alex Sabur of Baltimore. "We are supposed to be warm not cold."

Comment: Also relevant: Global Warming? Los Angeles experiences coldest February in 60 years

Storm breaks 135-year-old rainfall record for downtown Los Angeles

Snowflake Cold

March records broken because of cold air across US West, Midwest and Plains

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It's only the 6th day of March but records have already been broken because of the cold temperatures across the West, Midwest and Plains!

This cold snap was caused by a blocked jet-stream pattern in the Arctic. That just means an area of high pressure stretching from the Gulf of Alaska to the Canadian Arctic forced the bitter cold air south and into the United States.

Here in Northern Michigan, Houghton Lake set a record low on March 4, 2019 of -11 degrees. This broke the old record of -7 degrees set back in 2016.

Record lows were broken for four different cities in Montana on March 4, 2019. Elk Park saw the coldest temperature with a record breaking low of -46 degrees! Miles City saw -31 degrees, Eureka saw -23 degrees and Livingston saw -27 degrees.