An enormous cavity two-thirds the area of Manhattan and nearly 1,000 feet (300 meters) deep has been discovered growing under West Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier. Considered to be the world’s most crucial glacier due to its sheer size and importance to the stability of the vast ice sheets that surround
True to the predictions in Superstorm and (more recently) some global warming models, planet earth is now experiencing increasingly dangerous extremes of heat and cold. While the northern mid-latitudes endure record cold, the southern mid-latitudes are experiencing record heat. While the Australian city of Adelaide experienced its hottest temperature on
So the new website is delayed again and once again just as we were about to deploy it. This is the third time in two years. The first time, within just weeks of deployment it was flooded with malware and had to be started over from scratch. (I have backups, of course) The second group want to move it to Amazon Web Services, which we did. Then, of all the odd things to happen, the machine it was no in Amazon’s vast server farm was physically destroyed! (Hacking AWS is next to impossible, which is why we moved there. But when the site is physically destroy, you have to wonder if you’ve got some kind of problem that is unusual.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service are predicting that the northern polar vortex is likely to split once again later this month, into not just two, but three separate vortices that are expected to bring unseasonably cold and stormy weather to parts of Europe and North America.
The polar vortex is a low-pressure area of air that resides over both of Earth’s poles, with the vortex at each pole spinning in a counter-clockwise direction, and bordered around their edges by the jet stream. Occasionally, the Northern Hemisphere’s vortex splits into a number of separate gyres that drift south, bringing colder Arctic air along with them.