Bipolar ice growth habits
Richard Holle says:
October 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm
The poles simply swapped roles. The Arctic 2007 melt looks no worse than the 1980 Antarctic melt, just 27 years apart.””
I think I have an answer to the pole swapping pattern of ice growth, it is because the ecliptic plane transects the orbital planes of the outer planets at an angle, at the points where the two cross and the Earth is North of the planes of the outer planets the Arctic has the greater growth, from 1979 up till they got close to the same, 1993 through 2007, then the earth went South of the outer planet orbital planes, and the Antarctic ice extent is maxing out as the Arctic is struggling along. By 2013 the earth’s ecliptic plane will be back on the planes of Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus, and we should see the Arctic ice start to peak again over the next 10 or 12 years, while the Antarctic ice will be in decline.
It is not CO2 driving the global climate but the dynamic interactions of the orbital parameters of the whole solar system, and its affect upon the flow of the solar wind as it passes the Earth creating the natural variability patterns that are really driving the climate.
If the planes of all of the planets were the same, the weather and climate would be a lot more stable. If there were no outer planets there would be very few tornadoes, hurricanes or earthquakes. If there were no moon there would be no jet streams and any Rossby waves left would be greatly reduced in variability, and would look much like the laminar flows of Venus, with gradual drizzles in what ever seasonal shifts were left, from coming between the center of the galaxy and the sun. From spring to mid summer moisture coming of the equator, then heavy precipitation moving down from the polar latitudes, till all moisture was snowed out by spring. Large frontal systems with severe weather would no longer exist, with out a moon.