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Vol. 16, No. 4
Late Feb. 2014
“The Voice of Commercial Wild Mushroom Picking in North America”
After a brief crash inland (frozen ones didn’t keep well) hog prices back up for new crop. Good Yellowfeet $2.50—vs. $18/lb. retail. Hogs $8 but few around. Trumpets $13 for scarce good ones.
The freeze level got too far below ground and messed up whites and blacks. Better luck next year.
The first few have popped out in the Glendale area. Masses of Asian and Mexicans await to swarm burns. BLM says Rabbit burn and others closed until late March—no concrete plan in place. Jackson Creek has put out a few in Umpqua. Price $22+.
MORE NEWS ON GLOBAL COOLING
(NaturalNews) For years, we've all heard that global warming is threatening our planet. But now, in a stunning turnaround, world scientists are warning that an era of global cooling seems to be upon us, complete with extraordinary expansions of ocean ice being recorded in just the past year.
Even the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report seems to indicate that an era of global cooling is now underway, according to many scientists.
It turns out that global warming predictions were little more than doom-and-gloom fear mongering based on failed computer models.
For example, in 2007, the BBC reported that the Arctic would be "ice-free" by the summer of 2013. Here's exactly how that fear mongering was published by the BBC:
Scientists in the US have presented one of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea ice. Their latest modelling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years. Professor Wieslaw Maslowski told an American Geophysical Union meeting that previous projections had underestimated the processes now driving ice loss.
That BBC global warming fear mongering article is still available at:
A LOOK AT THE WEATHER
I remember an old Twilight Zone episode where a feverish woman (Lois Nettleton) believes the earth is burning up but, in reality, everyone is freezing to death in a new ice age. In the case of Prof. Arnab Choudhuri’s latest research on the irregularities of the sunspot cycle, life may be imitating art to a small extent. Instead of going into a massive global meltdown as predicted by the “global warming” crowd, we may, in fact, be at the dawn of a new mini-ice-age that could last well over 100 years.
Choudhuri, at a time when all the other experts were predicting a then-coming solar cycle that was extremely powerful, correctly predicted the current weak solar cycle and virtual shutdown of the sun’s magnetic field.
In addition to a temperature drop due to solar activity reduction (extrapolated from Choudhuri’s work) we are also looking at the simultaneous major eruptions of a number of major volcanoes (in the area of 30) and a total of some 100 volcanoes showing signs of activity. Each of these volcanoes has the potential of giving off gasses and dust that actually block solar radiation and can contribute to global cooling. In the years 1816-7 there was the so-called “year without summer” an Indian Ocean volcano produced profound changes. According to About.com:
“The dust from Mount Tambora, which had erupted in early April 1815, had shrouded the globe. And with sunlight blocked, 1816 did not have a normal summer…The weather in 1816 was bizarre. Spring came but then everything seemed to turn backward, as cold temperatures returned. The sky seemed permanently overcast. The lack of sunlight became so severe that farmers lost their crops and food shortages were reported in Ireland, France, England, and the United States.”
What could this mean for our business? More disruptions in weather of the type we have seen this year, and possibly worse, are likely in the coming years is the take of us at Wild Mushroom Hotline.
A relatively simple explanation of Choudhari’s “solar dynamo” theory, which correctly predicted the weakness of the current solar cycle: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~arnab/arnabresearch.pdf
Contact information: Arnab Rai Choudhuri , Professor, Department of Physics , Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 080-2360-3481 (Office), 080-2360-3664 (Residence), Fax: 080-2360-2602.