In Finnish capital, snow piles built up this winter may not melt during summer

Finland thinks that piles of snow accumulated from road clearing this year are so large, some of the snow will still be frozen when winter returns. In some areas, the amount of snow was almost twice as high as it was last year in January.

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In Finnish capital, snow piles built up this winter may not melt during summer

Viv Forbes

The Fins mostly seem to be treating this (see article below) as a joke, maybe a chance to cool off on warm Summer days. And most likely this event will have no long term consequences.

But history teaches that when ice ages strike, they can strike abruptly, with very little warning.

12,800 years ago, the world abruptly froze. Temperatures plunged back to ice age conditions, and stayed cold for over 1000 years.

In 2009, a group of scientists researching high resolution sediment samples from Lough Monreach, an ancient lake in Ireland, claimed the return to ice age conditions might have occurred over a period of less than a year. In the lead researcher’s words, “It would be like taking Ireland today and moving it up to Svalbard, creating icy conditions in a very short period of time”.

There is nothing unusual about ice ages in our current geological epoch. It is the reprieve from cold temperatures which is unusual, not the glaciation. Most of the last 115,000 years the world was locked in a harsh ice age, with vast ice sheets covering Europe and Canada. The Holocene, our current brief respite from extreme glaciation, only stretches back for the last 12,000 years.

While climate alarmists parade their worthless computer models and shriek that the world is overheating, paleo-climatologists are aware that far from being unusually warm, the world is currently in the grip of the Quaternary Glaciation, a period of unusual cold which has so far lasted 2.6 million years. What we are experiencing right now is the Holocene, a brief respite from the vast ice sheets which define much of the Quaternary.

A return to extreme cold is unlikely to happen in our lifetimes. Noteworthy geological scale events rarely happen on a human timeframe. But a return to glaciation at some point in the future is inevitable. Let us hope our descendants maintain the technological and engineering prowess they will need to hold back the ice, when the ice finally returns to challenge our beautiful home.
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Here’s part of the article that Viv is referring to:

In Finnish capital region, snow piles built up this winter may not melt during summer

Eric Worrall 15 MARCH 2021

THE CAPITAL REGION of Finland has received so much snow this winter that the metres-high piles hauled to designated snow dump areas may not melt during the course of the summer, reports Helsingin Sanomat.

In Uusimaa, for example, the amount of snow was 1.7 times higher than last year in January, according to Foreca.

…the piles of snow stand almost as high as 20 metres at the dump area in Herttoniemi, eastern Helsinki. In Maununneva, a north-western neighbourhood of the city, lorries have dumped roughly 16,000 loads of snow at the dump area… (20 meters is more than the height of a 5-story building! Local have nicknamed the huge pile of snow “The Alps.”)

Read more:
https://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/domestic/18867-snow-piles-built-up-this-winter-may-not-melt-during-summer-in-finnish-capital-region.html

 


9 thoughts on “In Finnish capital, snow piles built up this winter may not melt during summer”

  1. A return to extreme cold is unlikely to happen in our lifetimes.

    A comforting thought for the it won’t happen in my life time crowd… Watch and see Robert.
    Humanity will be caught by surprise….

  2. From hotlink in article above
    ht tps://phys.org/news/2009-11-big-plunged-europe-ice-age.html
    Around 12,800 years ago the northern hemisphere was hit by a mini ice-age, known by scientists as the Younger Dryas, and nicknamed the ‘Big Freeze’, which lasted around 1300 years… and more recently there has effectively been ongoing ODF(s) [Operation Deep Freeze] type research going on in Greenland/Antarctica since 1927/1929. Nordics/Vikings also understand… it’s a cycle and Schwerpunkt Eugenik Eiszeitkrieg.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Deep_Freeze
    ht tps://www.whs.mil/News/News-Display/Article/2287128/ny-airmen-mounting-critical-resupply-mission-in-greenland/
    During ancient times in Antarctica — the 1950’s — a permanent camp was established in West Antarctica called the Byrd Surface Camp. It was named after Admiral Richard E. Byrd who began exploring Antarctica, mostly by plane, in 1928. Small crews wintered over there in the 1960’s. It was kept running for many years, but was then abandoned in the 1970’s. The original buildings are buried more than 30 meters [100 feet] under the surface and are not accessible.
    https://www.passcal.nmt.edu/~bob/passcal/antarctica/ant26.html
    So go the up/down [precursor] glacial cycles in Antarctica and the Greenland/Nordic Countries so go the cycles ww.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/08/science/story-of-viking-colonies-icy-pompeii-unfolds-from-ancient-greenland-farm.html

    Countries/Continents nearer the poles [but not Greta’s handlers obviously/intentionally] usually “get it” first… now the whole world is starting to “get it”… like “get it” echt gut.

  3. One of the most stunning concepts from Robert’s books was that ice ages can happen basicly in one season.

    “Finland thinks that piles of snow accumulated from road clearing this year are so large, some of the snow will still be frozen when winter returns.”

    This rings alarm bells for me – the presence of snow accumulated from the previous winter season, which does not melt but is still there when the new snow from the next winter season hits means that we are potentially in a fast decline. If this happens elsewhere as well, then it’s global and that means the onset of the next return to the ice age.

  4. They should find a deep valley nearby and start piling it there. What could possibly go wrong?

  5. WRONG – a return to extreme cold IS LIKELY in our lifetime! Look what happened in Texas this past February! They need to stop downplaying this stuff!! It’s already happening!!

  6. if they steamrollered the piled snow and made ice, theyd have a summer icerink for free
    why dont places that can stockpile snow not use it for summer watering etc by using dams etc?
    little bit of salt dirt n trash wouldnt be too hard to handle surely?

    • 188 000 lakes
      The forested landscape is dotted with patches of water – or, in some areas, vice versa – so numerous they have earned Finland the nickname “the land of the thousand lakes”. In fact, the moniker is an understatement, as there are a total of 188 000 lakes in Finland.

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