There is no snow on the ski slopes at the moment but it’s beautiful up there! This photo is from about two years ago, it appears that I am on a chair heading up the mountain, but I’m not. It’s just the angle the photo was taken at with the zoom lens using the old Nikon D3300 body. The forecast up there today is 86 degrees and 111 down here!
These photos were snapped yesterday in the northwest area of the valley and show the incline as you head west toward the Spring Mountains. Today’s heat is forecast at 109 and increasing to 113 by Thursday. This is dangerously hot for anyone, more so for people like me who have a compromised heart and diabetes. Stay cool, people!
Please note that I am not the author of the text below, but I do agree with it 100%.
Please share this with all the global warming advocates that want to destroy our lives.
Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies.
He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology.
Sounds pretty learned & credible, don’t you think?
These are his extensive credentials:
- Born: 12 February 1946
- Residence: Australia
- Nationality: Australian
- Fields: Earth Science, Geology, Mining Engineering
- Institutions: The University of New England, The University of Newcastle, The University of Melbourne, The University of Adelaide
- Alma mater: TheUniversity of New South Wales, Macquarie University
- Thesis: The pipe deposits of tungsten-molybdenum-bismuth in eastern Australia (1976)
- Notable awards: Eureka Prize (1995, 2002), Centenary Medal(2003), Clarke Medal (2004)
Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From? Professor Ian Plimer’s book in a brief summary:
PLIMER: “Okay, here’s the bombshell.
The volcanic eruption in Iceland. Since its first spewing of volcanic ash, it has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – ALL OF THEM!
Do you know about this Evil Carbon Dioxide that we are trying to suppress?
It’s that Vital Chemical Compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life.
I know… it’s very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids “The Green Revolution” science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs… well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days!
The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere in just four days – yes, FOUR DAYS – by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the Evil Beast, CARBON. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time – EVERY DAY.
I don’t really want to rain on your parade too much but, I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.
Yes, folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over One year – think about it.
Of course, I shouldn’t spoil this ‘touchy-feely tree-hugging moment and mention the effect of natural solar and cosmic activity, and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.
And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the wildfire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.
Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the BOGUS human-caused Climate Change scenario.
Isn’t it interesting how they don’t call it ‘Global Warming’ anymore – but just ‘Climate Change’?
It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming advocates got caught with their pants down.
And, just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme – that whopping new Carbon tax – imposed on you by your government, that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer.
It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting and wildfires that’s for sure.
These are two older sunset pics and our beautiful American flag photo taken yesterday under that beautiful blue Mojave Desert sky. A sky that I never tire of. What I do tire of are the lunatics failing so terribly at running my country. Our president is very senile and should not be in office, his politics on the wrong side of the wall.
Just a few clicks for you this beautiful sunny morning in Las Vegas, it was a wonderful day yesterday and today promises 108 degrees. By mid-week the valley will see 111 to 115 degrees, this is a serious heatwave and the authorities here are putting the warning out early.
The sign in one photo states that a dog park is being built within a park. Eh? Dogs have always run around this park on a leash or not so why are they doing this? The photo of a peak with blue sky is Lone Mountain. It’s just 600 feet or so high and is a local favorite for hikers. A hike that I can’t make because of my heart and I’ve tried twice!
Stay cool wherever you are today my friends. 😎🌴
It was nice to take another joyride this very hot afternoon, windows down and feelin’ the warm summer breeze. In summer, it seems that the heat drives the nasty smog out of the valley but that’s a guess. The official temperature at this moment is 100F, just two degrees from what is forecast. I hope your weekend is going well, friends!
If you are a part of the Baby Boomer generation as I am then you may really love this old song from The Young Rascals too which was released in 1967 when I was at the tender age of 7 years young. The Young Rascals
I’m grateful for the persistence of memory and those wonderful memories from those years on Lake Van Etten in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula. Snowmobiling, ice fishing with grandpa, swimming in the lake, and cookouts on the beach with my family, many now gone to be with the Lord. Thank you, Lord, for these beautiful days!