Friday 31 July 2020

BREAKING: Ghislaine Maxwell's Court Records Unsealed

Here Are The Top Highlights 

From Ghislaine Maxwell's 

Unsealed Court Records

30 July, 2020

Dozens of exhibits related to Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were unsealed Thursday evening, providing insight into allegations against the financier and his purported 'madam,' as well as other high-profile individuals, including Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz and several other people whose names one can only guess (and the internet has).

The documents, related to a 2015 civil defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, were ordered to be released on July 23 by US District Judge Loretta Preska - which also included flight logs from Epstein's private jets, as well as police reports from the multiple locations where Epstein maintained residences.

Among the findings:
Bill Clinton was allegedly on pedo island with '2 young girls'

Sordid details from alleged sexual encounters

Virginia Giuffre asked Comey's FBI for evidence in their possession, and was ignored.
Of course:
Maxwell was in communication with Epstein in January of 2015 - contradicting her claim that she hadn't been in touch with him in more than a decade.
Alan Dershowitz is mentioned several times (and has gone to great lengths to defend himself - suggesting on multiple occasions that this very document release would in exonerate him).
Dersh defends:
Epstein accuser(s) allegedly had to have sex with this guy...
And former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D)

Other speculative mentions (redacted): Prince Andrew, Jean Luc Brunel, and more.
Trump is in the clear (which we've known for some time):
And some food for thought...
Check back for more...

Files can be perused HERE

Sam Carana: "Arctic sea ice could disappear completely within two months' time"

Arctic sea ice could disappear completely within two months' time

Arctic sea ice fell by 3.239 million km² in extent in 25 days (i.e. from July 1 to 25, 2020). Melting will likely continue for another two months. If it continues on its current trajectory, the remaining 6.333 million km² of Arctic sea ice could disappear completely within two months' time.

The fall in extent over the next two months' time may not remain as as steep as it was in July, yet the sea ice still could disappear completely. One reason for this is that, over the years, sea ice thickness has been declining even faster than extent. The rapid decline in sea ice thickness is illustrated by the sequence of images below.

The image below further illustrates that sea ice is getting very thin, which threatens the latent heat tipping point to get crossed. 

Sea currents and the Coriolis force will make that the influx of warm, salty water into the Arctic Ocean will continue. With no buffer of sea ice left underneath the surface of the sea ice to absorb incoming ocean heat, more heat will accumulate in the Arctic Ocean, threatening that the methane hydrates tipping point will get crossed.
The animation below was run on July 27, 2020, and shows sea ice thickness over 30 days (last 8 frames are forecasts for July 28 - August 4, 2020).

Here's another indication that the buffer is disappearing fast. North of Greenland and of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, some 700 km from the North Pole, sea ice is disappearing, precisely where the thickest sea ice used to be located.

High greenhouse gas levels are causing high temperatures over the Arctic and high ocean temperatures. 

On July 25, 2020, sea surface temperatures in the Arctic Ocean were as high as 20.8°C or 69.4°F (at the green circle on above image).

At that same location, on July 22, 2020, sea surface temperatures in the Arctic Ocean were as much as 17°C or 30.5°F higher than the daily average during the years 1981-2011. 

This location is where the Pechora River flows into the Barents Sea (the green circle pointed at by the white arrow on above image).

Distortion of the jet stream is causing more extreme weather, resulting in the recent lengthy heatwave over Siberia that has heated up the water of rivers flowing into the Arctic Ocean.

Ominously, a cyclone appears to be developing over the Arctic Ocean, as illustrated by the image on the right. 

Underneath is a forecast for August 7, 2020, showing rain over the North Pole. 

In summary, Arctic sea ice may disappear completely over the next two months, and there are at least five reasons why this could occur:
• Low Arctic sea ice extent;
• Low Arctic sea ice thickness;
• High ocean temperature;
• High greenhouse gas levels and high temperatures over the Arctic;
• Distorted jet stream causing extreme weather such as storms resulting in sea ice collapse.
The situation is dire and calls for immediate, comprehensive and effective action, as described in the Climate Plan.

A brief report on Arctic ice after a cyclone - 30 July, 2020

A cyclone on the Beaufort Sea

I have been away for 36 hours. During that time there has been a cyclone in the Arctic Ocean.  I have not had any reports yet as to how serious it was but the material below gives the first clues to the damage that has been done to ice in the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and Canada.

These two representations of sea ice extent and concentration gives a good clue - two big "holes in the ice", shown in black below.

This is from Climate Reanalyzer

This is the latest data from the US Navy on sea ice thickness - no more than about 0.5 metres (1.5 feet) before all this began.

Most of the Arctic Basin is in cloud.

But this shows the damage that has been wrought to the ice in those areas where we can see.

This data is from 3 days ago but clearly illustrates why there is no room for complacency.

These are sea surface temperature anomalies

These are temperatures above the ice.

The ice is being attacked from above, below - but also from the side.