Around The World, Clouds Sinking Closer To Earth

cloudsThe sky really is falling, Universe Today reports:

According to recent research by climate scientists in New Zealand, global cloud heights have dropped. Researchers reported a decreasing trend in average global cloud heights from 2000 to 2010, based on data gathered by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on NASA’s Terra satellite. The change over the ten-year span was about 100 to 130 feet.

“This is the first time we have been able to accurately measure changes in global cloud height and, it provides just a hint that something quite important might be going on,” said lead researcher Professor Roger Davies.

34 Comments on "Around The World, Clouds Sinking Closer To Earth"

  1. “Clouds” or “weather” as you scheming Liberals no doubt call “it” is no more than the hand of Almighty God stirring up the air so we don’t use it all up in one spot and suffocate.

  2. There’s a reason why New Zealand is Called Aotearoa (Land of the Long White Cloud), it’s because the clouds sit so low you can’t even see your feet most days.

    • Jin The Ninja | Feb 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm |

      so much better than ‘Canada, which is a corruption of the word for “village” in Iroquois. Not to imply that in any way i don’t like the iroquois language (because i DO!), but i don’t like how the word became associated with british domionionism and exploitation of native peoples. if anything, the brits were particularly good at cultural appropriation. they should just have called the country ‘new hebrides’ or the like…

      • What’s the relationship in Canada like between the indigenous people and the Canadians of European decent? It’s a funny situation in New Zealand, you get alot of racism on both sides (Maori and Caucasian) and then there’s the middle group who want New Zealand to be a united country and for the land disputes to end, which will only happen once we kick the crown and the mascot we call “queen” out of our country.

        New Zealands only been colonised for about 170 years so the Land Wars are still a fresh wound to the Maori people, so debates on who has the rights to what can turn hostile fast.

        • I don’t know about Canada, but in the US the relationship between whites and natives is the usual “leave the white folks alone, hopefully they don’t send us to prison”

        • Jin The Ninja | Feb 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm |

          very very poor. canada probably has the worst indigenous rights record short of brasil and actually shooting people. we have a ministry of indigenous affairs, which by all accounts only conservatives and our liberal party like (most natives, many non natives hate it albeit for different reasons).

          i don’t know how much you’re really interested in it- because having an extensive background in post-colonialism/canadian studies i could go on and on and on lol.

          one of the most illustrative points of that relationship is that both apartheid in s. africa.and the reserve system used in australia was in fact largely borrowed right from the canadian Indian Act and the ‘Red’ and ‘White’ Papers (when i say largely borrowed i mean basically lifted from). We had a state policy of assimilation until the late 1980s where the state abducted (yes abducted) native kids from their homes and placed them in state and religious schools called “residential schools” where it is suggested more than 60% were sexually abused and most severly physically and emotionally abused- for small things like speaking their language or discussing hunting. told they were “dirty” and “unclean.”

          it sounds horrific, and when one considers that this was THE definitive aboriginal experience for the last 125 years, you understand poverty and addiction on the reserves in a completely different way.

          actually i have a metis grandparent (long story short a metis/Metis is someone who is mixed french-canadian (or scottish) and native (usually cree or ojibway-related) and there were several Metis rebellions in canadian history which were extremely interesting and very anarchist in nature (metis people were very western in dress and speech, but lived in autonymous towns very similiar to traditional aboriginal communities and lived largely free of the western concept of hierarchy. The gov’t (british at the time) quelled these through violence (obviously) and placed them on reserves,

          the same reserves where private mining corporations (like at the tar sands) now mine or extract resources poisoning the environment (rivers, forests) which are causing extensive child deformities and ending traditional hunting/fishing livelihoods.

          add to this endemic corruption in both systems of government (tribal and state) and 3rd world type poverty- it paints a very poor picture of the indigenous situation here.

          Actually though, most cdn native peoples who ‘overcome’ that, have a sense of humour about it, and don’t really begrudge ‘white’ people.

          i think by and large both N.Z. and Canada do have to get rid of the monarchy, and then decide if they can be unified. I am not really sure it’s all that desirable (here), but from what i know about N.Z. and it’s much smaller landmass, i think it could be possible there.

          • Wow sounds like the history will make for good reading. I had no idea that Australia and South Africa got its model, in essence, from Canada. It wasn’t till 1969 (or 79?) that aboriginals in Australia were considered “human”. Up till then if one came onto your property you could shoot them like a dog and not a law would be broken.

            It’s really terrible that the native people of any nation that’s been colonised are now minority groups who usually live in poverty.

            NZ is pretty good really, obviously room for big improvement but removel of the Crown will be a good start. The Maori language is taught in schools and the culture first started getting integrated into European culture in the 80’s.

          • Jin The Ninja | Feb 28, 2012 at 11:12 am |

            i’ll look at my reading lists from days past, and give you the name of a title. it’s really cool that they teach maori in schools.

      • Also Wasn’t being serious about the clouds sitting so low (I’m sure you gathered that) most days there isn’t a cloud in the sky, although if you head off the coast a few hundred kilometers, the land does fade into what looks like a low sitting cloud

        • Malkiyahu | Feb 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm |

          Is it usually a safe bet that people will be familiar with New Zealand weather? ‘Cuz I didn’t get it at all….

          • Ha no, I think it’s amazing when someone from overseas knows of “New Zealand”. I blame Lord of the Rings for that.

        • Jin The Ninja | Feb 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm |

          sounds amazing. i’d love to visit N.Z.

          • I’d say Canada is a much more beautiful country, love the snowy mountains. I had my first “White Christmas” there on a holiday a few years ago.

          • Jin The Ninja | Feb 28, 2012 at 11:12 am |

            lol. trade you.

        • Jin The Ninja | Feb 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm |

          oh, i don’t know if you’ve seen it, but i recently saw “When We Were Warriors” about maori peoples, and it was fantastic!

          • Ha yeah Once Were Warriors, a classic here. The sad thing is that movie is reality to a lot of Maori families. There’s a sequal called What Becomes of the Broken Hearted which is really good as well.

          • Jin The Ninja | Feb 28, 2012 at 11:11 am |

            i will check that out too.

  3. sky’s fallin

  4. This could just indicate increased weather storms.  Expect more floods, lighting storms, Hurricanes and cyclones.  They would be more frequent and more severe.

  5. Marklar_Prime | Feb 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm |

    First warming now climate lowering, We’re doooomed, doooooooomed I tellz yah!

  6. The pole shift is nigh! Everybody run!!

    •  It’s the Polar Vortex’s. This is caused be instabilities, caused by climate change, caused by industry, caused by human activity, caused by overpopulation, caused by agriculture,caused by………………..WAKE UP!

  7. Mikerscope | Feb 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm |

    They say that once every year the gods roll back the clouds of smog over Los Angeles and if it’s still there they roll them right back up until next year. 

  8. Here you have a theory: The earth is growing.

    Not… superfast, but at least 50-60% since the beginning. If you would size the whole thing down about that size, everything fits together fantastic. However it “can not be true” because that would mean a constant flow of new matter inside the earth… no one ever proved Darwin or God right you know..

    And does “Egypians” ring any bells?
    Just trowing it out there..

  9. This give new meaning to the phrase,  literally – “he/she has their head in the clouds”…

  10. Liberals or not, if you can’t tell that there are things that simply aren’t ‘normal’, or at least ‘normal’ as recorded from the past, then what will you do when the end REALLY comes? These are warning signs my friends. Oh, and it’s called Climate Change. Weather is something you watch before you go to sleep. I know we’re very busy people, but if more of us would investigate just a little bit, and spend a little less time watching American Idol and FOX NEWS, maybe a little light would go off about OUR EFFECT on the planet as a species.

  11. Gregory Wyrdmaven | Feb 28, 2012 at 9:23 am |

    Time to read EVERY scifi story from the past century and a half.  I’m sure there’s one that deals with this issue.  Of course having a visiblity of ZERO might calm us the fuck down.

    And of course Sarah Palin won’t be able to see a foreign country from her driveway anymore.

  12. one eyed jack | Feb 29, 2012 at 12:17 am |

    one word… GEO-ENGINEERING…(man made clouds, chemtrails, aerosolized metallic salts, weather modification, HAARP.) anyone have any idea what i mean?… too bad…

  13. Micah Dylan | Mar 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm |

    it’s because people are smoking too much good herb soon we will be on could nine

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