Kiwi: Good to see you back. I hired a fellow to drive truck this fall. His Bro-in-law has MS. He was wheel chair bound. He started a diet developed by an MD who has MS. He is now using parallel bars and almost walking. Have you investigated this diet at all?
Been following a very strict diet, and so far, the MS is stable, and my wife isn't in a wheelchair yet. MS research is difficult, due to the slow development and long term decline. Hopefully there will be solutions in the future.
Well,Arctic ice is growing rapidly, exp. in Barents sea, where it is way ahead of normal. I noticed that for many years the Barents had very little ice cover and was slow to develop. I put this down to the years of warming (1980-2000) causing the North Atlantic current (continuation of the Gulf stream) to slow ice development in this area. So, if that current is now cooler, ice growth this year will be higher than for many years.
Also, from regular checks of WUWT's excellent ice page, I've noticed that ice drift down the Fram strait appears to have been much reduced.
So: Combine (1) More multi-year ice at the start of the season (2) less ice loss down the Fram strait. (3) Colder? North Atlantic current
and the ice growth should be worth watching!
And on a personal note: My wife's MS is relatively stable. My cooking has improved, and with greater efficiency at meal prep, I am starting to have more free time.
Regards to all the "old regulars"
Nice to see you back Kiwi!! - Shouldn't you be more concerned about the effect on the antipodes of the record breaking Antarctic ice?
Drought conditions will likely ease in much of the West this winter, but not in most of California, according to a new climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Like you can believe anything those guys say.
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