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  • Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded

    07/12/2014 6:34:49 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 26 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 7/12/2014 | Eric Worral
    Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station. June this year also broke the June daily minimum temperature record, with a new record low of -34.9c (-30.8F).
  • Belgian Parliament Posed To Approve Child Euthanasia Law

    06/11/2013 3:56:39 PM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 6 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 6/11/13 | Connor Adams Sheets
    A consensus among members of the legislative body has reportedly formed in support of legislation to allow children to choose to undergo euthanasia in certain dire cases, according to a report in the Belgian daily newspaper Der Morgen, as translated by the Paris-based news agency Presseurop. If child euthanasia is legalized in Belgium, the country would become the first in the developed world to have a law on the books allowing the practice, although the Netherlands has since 2005 not prosecuted doctors who perform euthanasia on some minors as long as the doctors act in accordance with a set of...
  • ABC/WaPo TV Report - Early Voting 2012 vs 2008 (vanity)

    11/06/2012 4:22:56 PM PST · by Stevenc131 · 8 replies
    ABC News/Washington Post | 11/6/2012 | ABC News
    ABC TV is reporting their ABC/Washington Post analysis of early voting is projecting a 7 point advantage for Obama (this is early/absentee voting, not voting results from today). They noted Obama had an 18 point advantage in 2008 and said that Obama actually lost the election day vote.
  • Man [Muslim marine reservist] linked to DC-Area shootings in 2010

    06/23/2011 5:58:33 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 10 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 6/23/2011 | MATTHEW BARAKAT and ERIC TUCKER
    A Marine reservist who was detained during a security scare near the Pentagon last week has been linked to the shootings last year at the Marine Corps museum in Quantico and several D.C.-area military recruitment stations, officials said Wednesday. Ballistics evidence appears to link Yonathan Melaku, 22, to the shootings, one official said. The two officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
  • Britain in for worst blizzard in 100 years

    12/16/2010 10:50:58 AM PST · by Stevenc131 · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 12/16/2010 | Steve Hughes
    FREEZING Britain will be buried by the worst ­blizzards in 100 years ­today. Drifts of up to 6ft are expected as 60mph Arctic gales batter the country....Long-range forecaster Jonathan Powell, of Positive Weather Solutions, said the freeze could last until mid-February and the temperature this winter could plummet to a record low.
  • Colder winters possible due to climate change

    11/16/2010 1:57:14 PM PST · by Stevenc131 · 84 replies · 3+ views
    Reuters via Drudge ^ | Nov 16, 2010 | Erik Kirschbaum
    Climate change could lead to colder winters in northern regions, according to a study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research on Tuesday...."These anomalies could triple the probability of cold winter extremes in Europe and northern Asia," he said. "Recent severe winters like last year's or the one of 2005/06 do not conflict with the global warming picture but rather supplement it."
  • Global Tropical Cyclone [Hurricane] Activity still at 30 year low

    08/09/2010 10:29:47 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 18 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 8/8/10 | Ryan N. Maue
    Global TC [Tropical Cyclone] Activity remains at 30-year lows at least — The last 24-months of ACE [Accumulated Cyclone Energy] at 1090 represents a decrease from the previous months and a return to the levels of September 2009. Since Hurricane Katrina (August 2005) and the publication of high-profile papers in Nature and Science, global tropical cyclone ACE has collapsed in half. Northern Hemisphere year-to-date ACE is nearing 50% below normal. The Western North Pacific is at 17% of normal (or the past 30-year average).
  • Pending home sales sink 2.6 percent in June

    08/03/2010 8:22:49 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 16 replies · 3+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 8/3/2010 | Alan Zibel
    The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes dipped 2.6 percent to a reading of 75.7. That was the lowest on records dating back to 2001 and down nearly 19 percent from the same month a year earlier. The index has fallen by more than 40 percent from its peak in April 2005
  • Consumer spending and personal incomes both weak

    08/03/2010 6:12:18 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 8/3/2010 | Martin Crutsinger
    The pace of consumer spending stalled in June and personal incomes failed to increase, further evidence that the economy slowed significantly in the spring. The Commerce Department say personal spending was unchanged in June, the third straight month of lackluster consumer demand. Incomes were flat as well, the weakest showing in nine months.
  • Durable goods orders fall 1 percent in June

    07/28/2010 6:02:31 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | July 28, 2010 | Daniel Wagner
    Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell broadly in June as the fragile recovery continued to slow. The Commerce Department says demand for durable goods dropped 1 percent in June. It is the second straight monthly decline and the largest drop since August 2009.
  • Home construction sinks, building permits down

    06/16/2010 7:15:24 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 15 replies · 295+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 06/16/2010 | Associated Press
    Home construction plunged last month and building permits also fell, the latest signs that the construction industry won't fuel the economic recovery....single-family homes fell 17 percent, the largest monthly drop since January 1991...Overall new homes and apartments were down 10 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. April's figure was revised downward to 659,000.
  • First time jobless claims drop less than expected

    01/28/2010 7:05:59 AM PST · by Stevenc131 · 15 replies · 571+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 01/28/10 | Christopher S. Rugaber
    A drop in new jobless claims came in short of expectations and factory orders rose only slightly, fresh evidence the economy is recovering at a slow, uneven pace...The four week average, which smooths out volatility, rose for the second straight week to 456,250.
  • Convicted murderer found dead (arsonist killed two young sisters)

    01/04/2010 9:48:43 AM PST · by Stevenc131 · 11 replies · 684+ views
    Cumberland Times News ^ | 12/31/09 | Jeffrey Alderton
    A Hancock man convicted in the arson deaths of two young sisters — and recently charged with plotting to kill the girls’ mother — died Wednesday night at the North Branch Correctional Institution as a result of a possible homicide. The girls, former residents of Cumberland, died after being trapped in their second-floor bedroom of the house that was also occupied by Meyers and the girls’ mother, Melissa Wolf...He later told investigators he set the fire in hopes of receiving sympathy and donations from the community.
  • Snowstorm squelches climate change protest

    12/31/2009 7:31:53 AM PST · by Stevenc131 · 20 replies · 1,123+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/30/09 | Judy Fahys
    A downtown protest of the climate change talks in Copenhagen became a victim of Wednesday's snowstorm. "Not many people showed up because of the blizzard conditions," said organizer Clea Major, an international studies student at the University of Utah. It didn't take long for the six friends to pack up a bullhorn and posters they'd planned to use for their "scream-in," an outlet for their frustration about the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks earlier this month to curb the pollution blamed for climate change.
  • 877 New Snowfall Records Set Or Tied In Last Week

    12/28/2009 4:31:08 AM PST · by Stevenc131 · 16 replies · 737+ views
    Watts Up With That ^ | 12/28/09 | Anthony Watts
    877 new snowfall records set or tied in the USA in the last week. And that’s not all, for the week ending Dec 13th, there were 815 new snowfall records set. December 2009 is shaping up to be quite the snowmaker.
  • Subzero Temperatures Batter Europe (all the way south to Sicily)

    12/21/2009 12:01:07 PM PST · by Stevenc131 · 20 replies · 737+ views
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 12/20/09 | Associated Press
    Snowstorms and subfreezing temperatures have battered Europe, killing 15 people in Poland alone overnight and wreaking havoc on air, train and car travelers from the Nordics to Italy on the last weekend before Christmas...In Italy, where winters are generally milder, heavy snow and subfreezing temperatures were causing havoc. Italian farm lobby Coldiretti warned that the ice-and-snow-blanketed roads were delaying the distribution of milk and produce while the freezing temperatures risked damaging fruit trees, olive groves and vineyards.
  • Major winter storm to wallop central U.S. [Climate change hits Midwest hard this week]

    12/07/2009 6:35:48 AM PST · by Stevenc131 · 60 replies · 2,056+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/07/09 | CNN
    The first major winter storm of the season will strike parts of Southwestern and north-central United States between Monday and Wednesday, causing widespread power outages and making travel nearly impossible, forecasters said...Dangerous Arctic air could spill southward by midweek. The Midwest and northern Plains will experience wind chills of 30 to 40 degrees below zero...Many temperatures will be below zero Thursday morning, and daytime highs will struggle to make it out of the single digits across the Upper Great Lakes, according to forecasters.
  • Global Warming hits Georgia and Southeast U.S. (National Weather Service Advisory).

    10/16/2009 7:12:46 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 21 replies · 1,104+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | 10/16/09 | National Weather Service
    A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN WILL TAKE PLACE ACROSS THE EASTERN U.S. DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS A DEEP UPPER TROUGH DEVELOPS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION. THIS WILL RESULT IN MUCH COLDER AIR SPREADING SOUTHWARD INTO THE SOUTHEAST U.S. TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK...A FEW SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES MAY OCCUR IN THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS LATE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AS THE COLD AIR DEEPENS ACROSS THE REGION....
  • Record cold in Washington State

    10/13/2009 6:27:47 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 13 replies · 878+ views
    The Wenatchee World ^ | 10/12/2009 | Michelle McNiel
    Long-standing records were shattered as temperatures plummeted around North Central Washington on Sunday and into today. The Wenatchee Valley set two record lows for Oct. 11.. 23 at Pangborn Memorial Airport, breaking the previous low of 33 set in 1990; and 25 in Wenatchee, dipping below the low of 28 set in 1931. “It’s pretty extraordinary to break records by 10 degrees or more,” said Greg Koch, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Spokane.
  • Snow projected for Chicago on Sunday, earliest in history.

    10/08/2009 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 28 replies · 1,704+ views
    NBC Chicago ^ | 10/8/09 | Andrew Greiner
    Snow could be coming to town as early as this weekend. That’s right, snow. Flurries and flakes...If the snow sticks, it would be the earliest recorded measurable snowfall in Chicago. The record was set just three years ago when it snowed on Oct. 12.
  • Arctic Climate Change - arctic sea ice up 23% over 2007 low

    09/15/2009 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 18 replies · 1,073+ views
    Watts Up With That ^ | 09/15/09 | Anthony Watts
    It appears Arctic sea ice has bottomed out [for this year] and is now on the growth rebound. The NANSEN Arctic ROOS website shows that in terms of area, see ice appears to have turned the corner as of Sept 13th data.
  • 2009 Summer Temperature Below Average

    09/11/2009 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 13 replies · 710+ views
    NOAA Website ^ | Sept 10 2009 | National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
    The average June-August 2009 summer temperature for the contiguous United States was below average – the 34th coolest on record, according to a preliminary analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. August was also below the long-term average. The analysis is based on records dating back to 1895.
  • Major winter storm hits Argentina

    07/23/2009 11:20:48 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 20 replies · 928+ views
    MetSul Weather Center/Watts Up With That ^ | 7/23/09 | Alexandre Aguiar
    A major and historic winter storm is underway at this Wednesday morning in Argentina. Snow is falling in many parts of the country and in many areas not used to winter precipitation. In Bahia Blanca, a coastal city in the Southern part of the Buenos Aires, the snow storm is heavy and local authorities describe it as the worst snow event in 50 years. Roads are already blocked by snow and ice in the regional. TN news channel reports some areas of the Sierra de La Ventana could pick up even 3 feet of snow, unimaginable to the region.
  • Record low temps, frost in July for Prince Edwards Island

    07/09/2009 7:03:06 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 16 replies · 963+ views
    CBC News via Watts Up With That ^ | 7/09/09 | CBC News / Watts Up With That
    Temperatures dropped to a record low in Prince Edward Island overnight Tuesday, with reports of frost throughout the province.Bob Robichaud, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said that to his knowledge, frost has never been reported before in July in P.E.I. “That 3.8 we got last night kind of sticks out as being lower than some of the other records for anytime in early July,” Robichaud told CBC News on Wednesday. “So we’re looking at a significant event,” he said.
  • Canada frosts the most widespread in recent memory

    06/10/2009 10:09:17 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 22 replies · 653+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 9, 2009 | Rod Nickle
    In Manitoba, the frost is the worst in memory for its frequency and area covered, said Derwyn Hammond, the province's senior agronomy specialist for the Canola Council. "Certainly (it's) the worst year I've seen," said Hammond, who has worked for the Canola Council for 15 years. The Alberta canola crop is two to three weeks behind development, Pauly said, while the Canadian Wheat Board estimated on Monday that Western Canada wheat and barley crops are at least 10 days behind.
  • Arctic sea ice approaching 1979-2000 levels, at seven year high

    04/21/2009 8:03:58 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 13 replies · 821+ views
    Inspite of what Al Gore said about the Arctic being ice free in five years, scientific data shows Arctic sea ice is at the highest it's been in seven years, and is now approaching the 1979-2000 mean level. Although not addressed in this article, Antarctic sea ice has been growing for the past 30 years, and is well above the 1979 - 2000 average.
  • Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse Is Old News

    04/18/2009 7:23:59 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 12 replies · 1,032+ views
    The collapse of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica has been big news this Spring. It was big news last Spring too. In fact the headlines were almost exactly the same, and the photos have been recycled from last year. The linked story from Watts Up With That is worth reading because it clearly reveals the amount of deception that went into this much hyped story. The same scientest from the National Snow & Ice Data Center is quoted in 2009, 2008 and as far back as 1999 talking about how the Wilkins Ice Shelf is due to disappear. The...
  • Heaviest Snow In Twenty Years Hits UK, Europe

    02/02/2009 6:49:55 AM PST · by Stevenc131 · 21 replies · 1,133+ views
    The heaviest snowfall in 20 years closed thousands of schools and caused transportation chaos up the eastern side of Britain, with London and the surrounding areas the hardest hit. Six million bus passengers were stranded as all London's bus services were halted because of dangerous driving conditions, and almost every subway line was at least partially suspended. Most commuter rail services were also cancelled or seriously delayed, and flights at London's airports were decimated, with both of Heathrow's runways shut, Luton and London City closed, and Gatwick and Stansted flights subject to delays and short-notice cancellations. Similar conditions were reported...