Draupnir: Odin’s Golden Armband

Image from the SWIFT monitoring of Sgr A*. In the stories of the Norse Religion, when Odin’s son is killed, at the funeral Odin places on his son an armband made of gold. Called Draupnir, this armband will drop 8 rings of equal weight on every 9th night. As I have watched the data from … Continue reading

National Ice Center Stops Lying, Just Stops Posting Data

So far during this year's monitoring of total ice in the Northern Hemisphere, NATICE has confirmed only ONE of the multiple rises in ice volume with a green 'gain' in weekly ice totals. The others?? They've decided to report numbers whenever it suites their needs- a day late here, three days early there. Just so … Continue reading

National Ice Center Stops Lying, Just Stops Posting Data

So far during this year's monitoring of total ice in the Northern Hemisphere, NATICE has confirmed only ONE of the multiple rises in ice volume with a green 'gain' in weekly ice totals. The others?? They've decided to report numbers whenever it suites their needs- a day late here, three days early there. Just so … Continue reading

Ice Totals Increasing, Trend To Continue?

  If one were to listen to just one side of the debate, the graph above could either confuse you or justify you. “Ha! Damn crazy hippies… Global warming is bullshit!!” or “Humanity is causing the planet to burn up at a faster and faster…. um, wait. WTF?!!” The divisive rhetoric spewed by both sides … Continue reading

Solar Cycle 24 – Solar Maximum Has Arrived

Our Sun has a magnetic cycle that spans approxamately¬†22 years from peak to peak. In the above image, the positive and negative polarity is presented in a black vs. white presentation. For about 11 years, the polarity of the sunspots in the northern hemisphere cross the Sun in a black/white/black/white fashion, while the spots in … Continue reading