Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Riyadh in Ice

My uncle living in riyadh trying to get his "hose" working on the sidewalk leading to his shop. Hahaha, the poor man!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

مواطن سعودي في الرياض يستمتع بالثلوج

Hush Hush!!! Global Freezing is Here!

As with all great scientific discoveries, the latest wave of global freeze is being treated with an excessive amount of skepticism from the world’s media corporation. Regrettably, the major news organizations and channels are not giving it the coverage it deserves. Cold, hard facts from research centers and weather stations in the Gulf are all ignored in what appears to be a massive cover-up. Why would networks ignore such a serious crisis in the face of eyewitness reports, satellite data and pictures taken from around the Arab gulf?

Several reasons come to mind. Firstly, the freeze phenomenon is a very alarming happening in itself. A scorching Arab climate that was historically known for its record heat temperature is now effectively, radically and rapidly cooling. The change is so fast it is unbelievable except for direct eyewitnesses.

Secondly, the reason why it has not gained such massive exposure is because many organizations, governments and corporations have very much to lose from such a global alteration. The demographics on an entire planet might change. Structures which were unthinkable are now becoming a possibility, nay, a reality in these Arab countries. Governments will have to rethink their strategies for the next 50 years at least.

Another major factor is the global warming theory and its followers. Literally thousands of NGO’s will be out of business overnight if global cooling is proven to actually have scientific corroboration behind it. Upon clear examination, we realize that it touches upon every raw nerve of society; so it is no surprise that resistance will come in every form. I will end on a positive note though, by saying that all scientific breakthroughs must come from an initial stimulus, a desire to provoke change. Of all our past discoveries, climate cooling in the Arab world is certainly one of the most intriguing yet. But let us be confident that science can unite and rise to the challenge. It has never failed us yet.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Global cooling effect!!!!

Ok. Saw this post and jumped out of my seat
Disaster scenario? Check
Scientific corroboration? Check.
Eerie resemblance to what’s happening in the area around me? Check and double check.
All I’m thinking about is Saudi right now and how a desert with an average temperature that’s one of the highest on Earth could actually experience snowfall. Yesterday, I bought a heater!

For the full article, Click

“News that the Conservatives might be taking a more cautious approach to Kyoto and climate change could not come at a more appropriate time. The science behind the idea of man-made global warming, always theoretical and often speculative, appears set to receive another blow. A report in New Scientist magazine yesterday chronicles the work of a crew of scientists who forecast a new wave of global cooling brought on by a decline in activity in the sun…”

Terence Corcoran, National Post
Published: Saturday, September 16, 2006

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Cooling Debate-A brief historical interlude

If you think global warming is a heated discussion, just wait till you get to global cooling. Apparently, this theory has been around since 1970s. This is the text of Newsweek’s 1975 story on the trend toward global cooling. Back then, world temperatures had been falling since about 1940.
“…And a study released last month by two NOAA scientists notes that the amount of sunshine reaching the ground in the continental U.S. diminished by 1.3% between 1964 and 1972.
To the layman, the relatively small changes in temperature and sunshine can be highly misleading. Reid Bryson of the University of Wisconsin points out that the Earth’s average temperature during the great Ice Ages was only about seven degrees lower than during its warmest eras – and that the present decline has taken the planet about a sixth of the way toward the Ice Age average. Others regard the cooling as a reversion to the “little ice age” conditions that brought bitter winters to much of Europe and northern America between 1600 and 1900 – years when the Thames used to freeze so solidly that Londoners roasted oxen on the ice and when iceboats sailed the Hudson River almost as far south as New York City…”
The Cooling World - Newsweek, April 28, 1975
Link: http://denisdutton.com/cooling_world.htm

The theory was justified…for a while…then the 80’s happened and the theory was discarded in most serious academic circles. Until now that is. Now the Global Freeze Scenario is seriously being considered again. Below, I cite one of the many recent articles I have found sprouting on the net about the subject. Very interesting read from The Times:
“…While sea-ice has diminished in the Arctic since 1978, it has grown by 8% in the Southern Ocean…
…That leveling off is just what is expected by the chief rival hypothesis, which says that the sun drives climate changes more emphatically than greenhouse gases do. After becoming much more active during the 20th century, the sun now stands at a high but roughly level state of activity. Solar physicists warn of possible global cooling, should the sun revert to the lazier mood it was in during the Little Ice Age 300 years ago.”

The full article at: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1363818.ece

Saturday, June 9, 2007

أين الإستعداد لموجة الصقيع؟

تتعدد الإشارات البيئيّة المشيرة إلى موجة باردة قادمة إلى شبه الجزيرة العربيّة ولكن الإستعداد لها يبدو شبه معدوم. فبالرغم من التقارير البالغة الخطورة التي نشرتها الناسا في شهر سبتمبر الماضي، والتي تشير إلى علامات غريبة في الغلاف الجوّي فوق الجزيرة العربيّة، قد تُحدث إنخفاض مفاجىء في درجات الحرارة تصل إلى بضع المئويّات تحت الصفر، تبقى الحكومات والمنظمات الإنسانيّة ووسائل الإعلام كلّها تتجاهل الأمر بشكل تام

هل شلّ الإرتباك ألسنتهم؟ أم أنهم يتجاهلون الأمر لعلّه يتبخّر ويختفي؟

أين الإستعداد الإقتصادي، ماذا عن النفط واستخراج الخام في هذه الضروف القاسيّة؟

ماذا عن وسائل التدفئة في بلاد تعيش على المكيّفات؟

ماذا عن حركة الملاحة البحريّة والجويّة والتنقّل البرّي؟

لماذا بقيت الحقيقة سراً؟ وماذا عن صمت الحكّام وماذا عن التعتيم الإعلامي والغربي.

غير أن بعض الطبول قرعت، ولكن أحداً لم يسمع...

فقد حذّرنا من هذه الظاهرة الدكتور فيصل الأعجمي قبل شهور، من إمكانيّة سيطرة
موجة من الصقيع على منطقة الخليج العربي تعيدنا إلى العصر الجليدي، وقد تحدّثت الناسا عن نتائج للإنحباس الحراري قد تؤدي إلى أعاصير في البحر الهندي تطال الجزيرة العربيّة وتليها موجات صاقعة تسيطر على الغلاف الجوّي فوقها.

فها هو غونو يؤكد الخبر.

ويبقى أن نقول أن اللوم الآن لن ينفع، فلنستعدّ لموجة الصقيع

موجة صقيع تقف في وجه غونو؟

وجدت هذا المقال على واحدة من أصدق المدونات حول الأحوال الجويّة. ويبدو إن التوقعات الغريبة حول موجة الصقيع حقيقيّة

Friday, June 8, 2007

Cold Wave over AP slows down Gonu

Cyclone Gonu transformed into a Cat 3 Cyclone by the time it hit the Omani coast. The reason is not very obvious. A cold front of low atmospheric pressure stands in the way of Gonu on the mainland of the Arab Peninsula. The Cyclone, slowed down by the cold front, transforms into a tropical storm.