Planetary environmental chaos continued unabated this month. Several spectacular fireballs were seen from one end of the world to the other. Wildfires ravaged several mid-West states while unusually strong winds hit Illinois and New York. Madagascar got slammed by a ferocious storm as did Brazil, New Zealand and France. Severe flooding hit several parts of the globe, but the worst affected was Peru where dozens of people died and hundreds of thousands have been left with no homes. With freak tidal waves from Iran to South Africa, strange ‘gas’ explosions in the UK and methane gas leaks in Russia, not to mention snow off the coast of Africa and lightning scoring direct strikes on cars, March was a pretty intense month for the planet and its inhabitants.
Milankovitch theory postulates that periodic variability of Earth’s orbital elements is one of the climate forcing mechanisms. Although controversial, ample geologic evidence supports the role of the Milankovitch cycles in climate, e.g. glacial-interglacial cycles. There are three Milankovitch orbital parameters: orbital eccentricity (main periodicities of ~100,000 and ~400,000 years), precession (quantified as the longitude of perihelion, main periodicities 19,000-24,000 years) and obliquity of the ecliptic (Earth’s axial tilt, main periodicity 41,000 years).
As you can see on the graph below, we are currently at the same orbit and ecliptic where ice ages have started from in the past.
The earth’s ecliptic plain changes due to Jupiter and Saturn pulling on earth each time earth pass their respective orbits. The closer the gas giants are to one another when earth passes the greater the effect on the earth’s orbit around the Sun.
This process takes a long time and as you can see on the graph below earth has slowly being dipping towards an ice age, over the last 8000yrs, with the exception of the last few years during which we have experienced warming. This however means that the this coming cooling period will not only be cold enough to erase the warm period we have just experience but cold enough to continue the downward trend.
Ironically not only do Jupiter and Saturn play a role in Ice Ages they also play a role in Mini Ice ages.
Jupiter and Saturn do not only pull on the earth they also pull on the sun, just like the moon causes tides on earth. This interaction affects solar activity. Low solar activity is associated with mini ice ages and higher solar activity leads to global warming like we have just had.
For a very short summary on this you can follow the link below: Jupiter Saturn Sun
Now one has to ask if Jupiter and Saturn plays a role in the earths tilt. Many nations around the world observe sun rise and sun set very carefully, either for religious reasons or for survival reasons.
Many has reported that the sun do not rise and set at the same place anymore. This is true earths tilt is changing. The most common explanation is that the earths tilt changes over 41000years due to the way the earth orbits the sun, but this is not the only way earths tilt is changed.
Earth is always trying to balance itself, any change in weight distribution, will result in earthquakes, volcanic activity, and a change in the earths tilt.
The recent ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica due to geothermal activity changed the earths balance drastically. This lead to a change in the earths tilt, and as a result, multiple reports of the sun rising at the wrong location at the wrong time of the year.
For more on Antarctica ice melt you can follow the link below: Antarctica ice melt
For more on the earths tilt changing due to weight you can follow the link below
(Please note the writer of the article below clearly did not read the two articles linked above): Climate Changing the tilt
To recap Jupiter and Saturn changes earth’s climate by affects the earth’s orbit around the sun, earth’s largest energy source, and by effecting the solar cycles. In return the changing climate leads to a new distribution of weight which leads to earthquakes, volcanic activity and changes in earth’s tilt.
Climate Change and Volcanoes, Geothermal activity and earthquakes
It is well documented that during low solar activity periods there is a raise in seismic activity, more geothermal activity, more earthquakes and yes more volcanic erupts. For more on this subject you can watch the video below: Adapt 2030
Climate Change how South Africa will change the world
Future South African Climate
Based on stalagmite growth, Banto migrations, the Zimbabwe Empire, records of farmer interactions with the Tswana tribes north of the Orange River and entries in the journal of Winston Churchill, the following conclusions was made:
Spring rainfall will slightly increase in Kwa-Zulu-Natal
Summer drought years will increase in intensity and length
Summer rain years will become shorter, but more intense.
Winter rainfall will increase country wide, but will mostly be concentrated in the south west.
Snowfall events will increase nationwide; however it will be mostly concentrated on high elevations.
The winds of the Western Cape and the skeleton coast will once again live up to their historically past strength, the colder the world gets the stronger the winds will become.
Cold periods in the past were not very kind to earlier, cattle and sheep based settlers in South-Africa. It let to the Boers breaking their agreement with the Tswana in the early 1800’s when they invaded the territory north of the Orange River in search of gracing. It triggered the fall of the once great Zimbabwe empire, some Banto tribes whom came from Uganda even turned back, to escape the harsh South African climate during cold spells.
South Africa and the ocean conveyor belt
Scientist studying global warming came to South Africa to analyse the effects of global warming on the ocean conveyor belt. In a warming world, the Agulhas Current should became thinner and faster as the Cold Benguela Current retreats. That is exactly what they expected to find, but the world is not warming and that is not what they physically found. Instead the Benguela Current is expanding since the world is not warming but cooling and the Agulhas Current is becoming thicker and more unstable. If this treat continues, as many expect it would, the world’s ocean conveyor belt will split in two, The stronger and warmer Indian and pacific ocean conveyor belt and the weaker and colder Atlantic ocean conveyor belt system.
This will trigger extreme cold weather in Europe and more intense flooding events in the eastern part of the planet. These new weather patterns will change the weight distribution around the planet and can lead to an increase in seismic activity worldwide, which can potentially in the form of volcanic eruptions lead to even more cooling.