" The storm center is over a polynya (open sea water) in Davis Strait, a part of Baffin Bay, in NE Canada near Greenland. It is fed by the air mass of the entire northern hemisphere. Winds of many times the speed of sound are involved and the amount of heat removed is in the order of 10 to the 23rd ergs. The ice mass eventually grows to 4 km thick. A truly immense amount of energy is lost in a mere six weeks."
Earth's most recent ice age began about two million years ago, and was characterized by cold (glacial), and relatively warm (interglacial) phases, that began about 70,000 years ago, and ended about 10,000 years ago. At the peak of the last glaciation, approximately 97% of Canada was covered by ice that was up to 3 miles thick. Many theories have been advanced to explain what causes ice ages, but each theory has serious limitations.
Owsley Stanley, an underground scientist living off the grid in Australia, has developed an astonishing weather model for massive global climate change -- all from one polar cyclone that lasts six weeks.
Usually, polar cyclones range from 60 to 600 miles across, with surface winds of 30 to 100 mph. These lows tend to occur over the coastal waters of Labrador during very cold outbreaks when air-sea temperature differences are at least 20 degrees. However, when conditions are just right, Stanley believes a colossal polar cyclone suddenly appears and takes over the circulation of the entire planet.
According to Stanley's theory, SUVs and the production of green house gases have nothing to do with the change in our climate. Regardless of anything humans do, a catastrophic polar cyclone could come anytime, bringing mass extinction to the Northern Hemisphere.
What makes Owsley's theory so disturbing is the evidence he has marshaled to support his claims.
Owsley points to the asymetrial distribution of ice cover during the last ice ages with heavy glaciation in North America and Europe, and absence of glaciers in Siberia as evidence, since a big storm would leave just such a result. Furthermore, on October 11, 2001, two NASA spacecraft captured dazzling images of a Martian planetary superstorm that lasted for three months and covered the planet with supersonic winds and dust. Owsley's theory may also explain the mysterious flash freezing of Ice Age mammals that has puzzled scientists for so long.
The key to Owsley's model is understanding that weather scientists are not correctly analyzing the behavior of gases in cyclonic storms. Just as scientist have failed to see the evidence before them regarding rapid weather change, they seem equally myopic when analyzing the behavior of rotating air masses. Using the current statistical view of air molecules, a superstorm is not possible. However, Owsley has demonstrated that through a little known property of vortexes, a superstorm would sort hot and cold molecules and produce extreme temperature differences, capable of massive global precipitation and the onset of an Ice Age.
A small hand held device called the Hilsch Vortex Tube uses this principle and can generate extraordinary temperature differences, just by sorting molecules by centripital acceleration of a vorfex. As a result, the Hilsch Tube is able to do something that would otherwise violate the laws of thermodynamics. When the device is properly adjusted, the hot pipe will deliver air at about 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the cold pipe air at about -70 degrees ( a temperature substantially below the freezing point of mercury and approaching that of "dry ice)."
In a superstorm, this same principle would liquify air and take over the circulation of the entire northern hemisphere. Owsley believes this superstorm forms every 115,000 years, has occurred 18 times in the past 2 million years, and will occur again in the next few years, perhaps even this year. The reason Stanley believes this is so imminent is because the area where such a storm would form, Baffin Bay, now has enough heat to trigger the formation of just such as superstorm.
The good news is that a superstorm can only form during December or January and there are safe places in the world where the effects of a superstorm are survivable.