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  • Across the South, it’s snow, ice and record-breaking cold

    01/17/2018 9:55:26 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 1/17/2018 | JANELLE COGAN and JAY REEVES
    A thin layer of snow and ice across the South closed highways, schools and government offices and sent cars sliding off the road Wednesday, while a blast of cold air broke records as far south as the Gulf Coast. Icicles hung from a statue of jazz musicians in normally balmy New Orleans, and drivers unaccustomed to ice spun their wheels across Atlanta, which was brought to a near-standstill. The beach in Biloxi, Mississippi, got a thin coating of snow.
  • Cosmic Rays, Solar Activity Have Much Greater Impact On Earth’s Climate Than Models Suggest

    12/25/2017 8:59:19 AM PST · by pa_dweller · 48 replies
    The Australian ^ | 19/12/17 | Graham Lloyd
    Lead author, Henrik Svensmark, from The Technical University of Denmark has long held that climate models had greatly underestimated the impact of solar activity. He says the new research identified the feedback mechanism through which the sun’s impact on climate was varied. Professor Svensmark’s theories on solar impact have caused a great deal of controversy within the climate science community and the latest findings are sure to provoke new outrage. He does not dispute that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have a warming impact on the climate. But his findings present a challenge to estimates of how...
  • Dealing with Extreme Hot Weather

    09/03/2017 2:11:56 PM PDT · by publius911 · 102 replies
    Myself | Sept 3, 2017 | Me
    How do you deal with extreme heat? I have zeroed in on a strategy that works very well for me. I am retired, on a limited budget, do not own a swimming pool; limited retirement income.I am also lucky to own a 41-year old house, with the originally installed ac/heating unit capable of maintaining a 33-degree differential between outside and inside temperature, apparently indefinitely. Limited only, so far, to the amount I am able to afford for pay for the energy. I do a minimum of work inside the house and keep the thermostat between 78-82, keep the large screen...
  • POLL: Does Hurricane Harvey prove the man-made Global Warming threat?

    09/02/2017 1:46:41 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 31 replies
    Does Hurricane Harvey prove the man-made Global Warming threat? Yes - Human activity is to blame for the destruction No - Harvey was the first Category 3+ hurricane to reach the U.S. in almost 12 years I'm not sure
  • Yellowstone about to blow? Scientists warning over SUPER-VOLCANO that could kill MILLIONS

    01/07/2016 5:06:58 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 131 replies
    EXPRESS ^ | Jan 7, 2016 | JON AUSTIN
    Instances of volcanic eruptions are their highest for 300 years and scientists fear a major one that could kill millions and devastate the planet is a real possibility. Experts at the European Science Foundation said volcanoes - especially super-volcanoes like the one at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, which has a caldera measuring 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km) - pose more threat to Earth and the survival of humans than asteroids, earthquakes, nuclear war and global warming. There are few real contingency plans in place to deal with the ticking time bomb, which they conclude is likely to...
  • Climate change shock: Burning fossil fuels 'COOLS planet', says NASA

    12/22/2015 5:11:23 AM PST · by jpsb · 42 replies
    Express UK ^ | Dec 21, 2015 | Jon Austin
    BURNING fossil fuels and cutting down trees causes global COOLING, a shock new NASA study has found.
  • Maunder Minimum – Petri Dish of Political Change (Climate/Famine/Insurrection)

    07/12/2015 2:23:54 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 14 replies
    Martin Economics ^ | 7-12-15 | Martin Armstrong
    Maunder Minimum – Petri Dish of Political Change Posted on July 12, 2015 by Martin Armstrong Well the Global Warming pretend scientists are desperately trying to keep their funding. Now these con-artists are trying to claim that that it is just the surface water of the oceans that is cooling and the below the water is warming. When they stop driving cars and walk to work or ride a bicycle, then perhaps they are speaking at least what they believe rather than crying the planet is warming and we need to hand them billions of dollars to figure out some...
  • The Sun Is Going To Sleep

    07/11/2015 7:40:41 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 44 replies
    Suspicious0bservers ^ | July 10, 2015 | Ben Davidson
    ublished on Jul 10, 2015 This Members-Only content from Suspicious0bservers.org has been shared on YouTube because it describes and frames what is probably the single most significant heliophysics discovery of the year. The subject of a coming grand minimum, despite some of the experts' concurrence and the data suggesting only one near-term outcome for the sun, has drawn controversy from many in the heliophysics community; I have fallen on the side of a coming grand minimum and am not shy about my praise for this mathematical model. I don't like most models; they tend not to match observational data -...
  • What about the Calbuco Volcano in Chile?

    05/06/2015 6:13:12 AM PDT · by olepap · 11 replies
    Vanity | Your old Pappy
    Whats the deal with the volcano spewing all the dust into the atmosphere? Will this cause global warming, or global cooling? Will it accelerate the cooling trend we have been seeing for the last 20 years?
  • Lake Superior, the Great Lakes and Europe Defy Climate Experts

    08/03/2014 8:55:36 AM PDT · by citizen · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 31, 2014 | Jack Dini
    A little over one year ago, The New York Times and USA Today were reporting that the Great Lakes hit all time lows in water levels. According to those reports, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan were 29 inches below their average measurements taken since 1918. Scientists warned communities that they could only expect more tragedy with the Great Lakes. With a lack of rain from climate change, they told everyone to expect levels to continue to drop. In an April 2013 report from the International Joint Commission, a group with members from the United States and Canada that advises on...
  • Refrigerator magnets: New theory predicts magnets may act as wireless cooling agents.

    07/29/2014 4:34:39 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | 7/28/14 | Jennifer Chu
    The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. The theory describes the motion of magnons — quasi-particles in magnets that are collective rotations of magnetic moments, or “spins.” In addition to the magnetic moments, magnons also conduct heat; from their equations, the MIT researchers found that when exposed to a magnetic field gradient, magnons may be driven to move from one end of a magnet to another, carrying heat with them and producing a cooling effect. “You can pump heat from one side...
  • Feds doubt climate change's impact on wolverines

    07/07/2014 1:55:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 7, 2014 | By MATTHEW BROWN, AP
    A top federal wildlife official said there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine — overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the so-called "mountain devil." There's no doubt that the high-elevation range of wolverines is getting warmer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Noreen Walsh said. But any assumption about how that will change snowfall patterns is "speculation," Walsh said. She told her staff to prepare to withdraw a proposal to protect the animals under the Endangered Species Act. Walsh's comments were contained in a May 30 memo obtained...
  • Global Warming Renamed Again: Now It’s ‘Global Climate Disruption’

    05/06/2014 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    May 6, 2014 10:42 AM Global Warming Renamed Again: Now It's 'Global Climate Disruption' By Greg Pollowitz President Obama’s science adviser, John Holdren, thinks we should change the name of “climate change,” which was formerly known as “global warming,” to ”global climate disruption.” Via ScienceInsider: First there was “global warming.” Then many researchers suggested “climate change” was a better term. Now, White House science adviser John Holdren is renewing his call for a new nomenclature to describe the end result of dumping vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases into Earth’s atmosphere: “global climate disruption.” “I’ve always thought...
  • WH To Launch Website On Climate Change To Help ‘America’s Communities To Prepare For The Future’

    03/19/2014 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Kukil Bora
    The White House will launch a new online initiative on Wednesday that will provide users access to climate data to spread awareness about the effects of global warming in an effort to improve climate-change preparedness across the country. As part of the initiative, the Obama administration will make federal data on climate change accessible to citizens, businesses and local governments in a new section within the data.gov website -- called climate.data.gov -- that will be jointly run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, and NASA.
  • White House launches new climate data initiative Wednesday

    03/19/2014 8:08:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/19/2014 | BY JULIET EILPERIN
    The White House is launching an initiative Wednesday that aims to expand the use of climate data nationwide, to help communities cope with the impacts of global warming. The effort includes making federal data more accessible through climate.data.gov; launching a design competition to demonstrate the extent to which Americans are vulnerable to coastal flooding; releasing new federal map data to depict which aspects of the nation's infrastructure are vulnerable to climate change; and enlisting private firms such as Google and the software company Esri to disseminate and store data. In a joint blog post, White House counselor John D. Podesta...
  • We’re All Going to Starve…By 2030… or 2040ish at the Latest

    03/19/2014 7:45:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    If you’re like me this will send chills down your spine. Nature Climate Change recently published a paper that contends that temperate zones will see reduced crop yields by 2030, presumably plunging the world into a man-caused famine not seen since the last time communists were in charge. From Blue and Green Tomorrow: “As more data have become available, we’ve seen a shift in consensus, telling us that the impacts of climate change in temperate regions will happen sooner rather than later,” said Professor Andy Challinor, lead author of the study.Yes, any time I see the word “consensus” in the...
  • US college professor demands imprisonment for climate-change deniers

    03/17/2014 11:57:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/17/2014 | Eric Owens
    An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology wants to send people who disagree with him about global warming to jail. The professor is Lawrence Torcello. Last week, he published a 900-word-plus essay at an academic website called The Conversation. Torcello, who has a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, explains that there are times when criminal negligence and “science misinformation” must be linked. The threat of climate change, he says, is one of those times. Throughout the piece, he refers to the bizarre political aftermath of an earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy, which saw six scientists imprisoned for six...
  • COLD SHOULDER: ABC, CBS Exclude Scientists Critical of Global Warming for More Than 1,300 Days

    03/06/2014 7:07:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/06/2014 | Sean Long
    Like a simple parlor trick, the networks are able to make skeptical scientists vanish, at least from the eyes of their viewers. In some cases, the broadcast networks have failed to include such scientists for years, while including alarmist scientists within the past six months. ABC, CBS and NBC's lengthy omission of scientists critical of global warming alarmism propped up the myth of a scientific consensus, despite the fact that many scientists and thousands of peer-reviewed studies disagree. Neither CBS nor ABC have included a skeptical scientists in their news shows within the past 1,300 days, but both networks included...
  • Report: DC’s green-approved buildings using more energy

    03/04/2014 12:18:49 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3-4-14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Washington, D.C. may have the highest number of certified green buildings in the country, but research by Environmental Policy Alliance suggests it might not be doing much good.The free-market group analyzed the first round of energy usage data released by city officials Friday and found that large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didn’t receive this green stamp of approval.LEED is the brainchild of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private environmental group.
  • Obama admin drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule

    03/04/2014 5:23:36 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-3-14 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is driving ahead with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tailpipe emissions, declaring that cleaner air will save thousands of lives per year at little cost to consumers. Public health groups and automakers cheered the new rules, finalized Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, with some insisting they could prove to be President Barack Obama's signature environmental accomplishment in his second term. The oil and gas industry, meanwhile, panned the move, calling it gratuitous and accusing the government of grossly underestimating the increased cost at the pump. "The benefits far outweigh the costs," said EPA...