Please chip in to my Paypal account at Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com if you can. I might just make it thru July with your help afterall. Reports surfaced this week of a third mystery hole in Siberia. Suspician mounts that climate change may be playing a role:
NBC News — If you’re traveling to the northern reaches of Siberia, you should probably watch your step: The place appears to be positively perforated with massive, unexplained-as-yet craters. The third such giant hole to be discovered in as many weeks is located some distance to the east of the first two, on a neighboring peninsula known as Taymyr. Unlike the first hole, which may be as wide as 100 feet, the third is only of a modest size — perhaps 10 to 15 feet wide. But the small opening hides a shaft reported to be hundreds of feet deep. The Siberian Times reports that local herders found it by nearly stepping in it, then took pictures to share with scientists in the region.
OK, something is obviously going on. Sure these features may be unrelated to warming, but Siberia, along with the entire Arctic, has taken the brunt of climate change for several decades now. And it isn’t going to let up anytime soon:
Daily Kos — Chances of a western north America megadrought of an intensity not seen since before the arrival of European explorers just went up. The largest surge of heat ever recorded moving west to east in the Pacific ocean along the equator just dissipated heating the planet to the warmest 3 months in history, but failing to produce an El Nino. Strong El Nino events intensify the jet stream across the Pacific, bringing rain to California and the southwestern U.S. Although a number of climate models still predict an El Nino, the chance of a drought breaking strong El Nino has gone way down with the passing of this huge Kelvin wave.