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  • Oceans are warming at the same rate as if five Hiroshima bombs were dropped in every second

    01/14/2020 6:15:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 115 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2020 | Ivana Kottasov
    (CNN)The world's oceans are now heating at the same rate as if five Hiroshima atomic bombs were dropped into the water every second, scientists have said. A new study released on Monday showed that 2019 was yet another year of record-setting ocean warming, with water temperatures reaching the highest temperature ever recorded.
  • The largest mass sacrifice of children found. (ancient Peru fighting "Climate Change!")

    11/06/2019 5:23:41 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/2/2019 | By James Rogers, Fox News thru NY Post
    The centuries-old remains of more than 200 children have been discovered in Peru, according to reports. Experts say that the macabre discovery is likely the worlds largest child sacrifice site. The children, who were between the ages of 4 and 14, reportedly were sacrificed to honor the gods of the pre-Columbian Chimu culture. Experts think that the children killed during wet weather and buried facing the sea were sacrificed in relation to an El Nio event. Peruvian press agency Andina reports that archaeologists found the skeletal remains of 250 children and 40 warriors at Huanchaco, 346 miles north...
  • El Nio forcing Oroville Dam spillway opening next week

    03/27/2019 9:01:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/27/2019 | Chriss Street
    The California Department of Water Resources is being forced by looming El Nio rainstorms to open the uncompleted Oroville Dam main spillway next week. The Department of Water Resources issued public reassurances on February 21 that uncompleted repairs at the Oroville Dam, which forced about 188,000 emergency evacuations after a near collapse in February 2017, are not a problem, since DWR did not expect the reservoir water level to rise enough to use the spillway anytime soon. But the timing of DWR's announcement came just a week after the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center issued an advisory that an...
  • Massacre of Children in Peru Might Have Been a Sacrifice to Stop Bad Weather

    03/06/2019 6:11:17 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 6, 2019 | Nicholas St. Fleur
    Last year archaeologists in Peru announced the discovery of a centuries-old ritual massacre, at a site they believed was the largest known case of child sacrifice ever found. Buried beneath the sands of a 15th-century site called Huanchaquito-Las Llamas were nearly 140 child skeletons, as well as the remains of 200 llamas. While the reasoning behind the gruesome mass murder of the boys and girls who were only between the ages of 5 and 14 cannot be definitively determined, the researchers now say the act was done out of desperation in response to a disastrous climatic event: El...
  • California set to seize 1,100 miles of coastline

    01/16/2019 9:10:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2019 | Chriss Street
    The California Coastal Commission is set to empower local government to take thousands of properties through eminent domain along 1,100 miles of coastline to prepare for sea level rise. Despite California being battered by 4-8 inches of torrential rain and flooding from an El Nio weather cycle, E&E News reported that the State of California in late January will authorize eminent domain authority for local jurisdictions to implement a managed retreat policy that will allow taking and demolishing coastal homes and businesses. [] CCC retreat guidance is expected to also entail dismantling and relocating of dozens of wastewater treatment and...
  • Get ready for a wet and warm winter: Forecasters say weak El Nio will lead to 'unusually mild' [tr]

    10/18/2018 12:42:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    AP ^ | October 18, 2018 | Staff
    Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nio brewing, U.S. meteorologists said. The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation. The greatest chance for warmer than normal winter weather is in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Montana, northern Wyoming and western North Dakota.
  • Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru

    04/28/2018 10:42:17 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/28/18 | Associated Press
    Archaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could be the worlds largest single case of child sacrifice. The burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains the skeletons of 140 children who were aged between five and 14 when they were ritually sacrificed during a ceremony about 550 years ago, archaeologists said on Friday. The site, located near the city of Trujillo, also contained the remains of 200 young llamas apparently sacrificed on the same day. The burial site was apparently built by the Chim empire. It is thought the children were sacrificed as floods caused by...
  • Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control after city evacuated

    05/04/2016 9:03:37 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 17 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 3, 2016 | CBC News
    A huge wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., destroyed an entire neighbourhood and burned homes and businesses in several others Tuesday, and continues to rage out of control. By late afternoon, the entire city of 60,000 had been ordered evacuated. Residents by the thousands fled the fire and for hours caused gridlock on Highway 63, even overwhelming oilsands work camps, where beds and meals were offered. Police were patrolling the highway with cans of gas, after fuel supplies ran out in Fort McMurray, Wandering River and Grasslands.
  • El Nino weakens, here comes La Nina, meteorologists say

    04/15/2016 7:56:30 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 14 Apr, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    In the midst of an epic El Nino, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Nina, is around the corner. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center on Thursday reported that the current strong El Nino is weakening but likely to stick around a couple more months. At the same time, NOAA issued a formal watch for a fall arrival of La Nina, saying there is a 70 percent chance for the flip side of El Nino. "A dry winter next year won't be good, I can assure you of that," Halpert said. What may be truly confusing...
  • Hope for End to Drought as El Nio Fills California Reservoirs

    03/15/2016 7:00:40 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 Mar 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    The Pacific El Nio is back with a vengeance and with it, the hope that California can climb out of its devastating, four-year-long drought. After a relentlessly dry, hot February, powerful rainstorms in early March have dropped billions of gallons of water into Californias depleted reservoirs. Lake Shasta, the states largest and most critical reservoir, has risen 28 feet in the last month and now sits at 77 percent capacity and 101 percent of average for March according to the San Jose Mercury News. Meanwhile, Lake Oroville, the states second-largest reservoir, was at 69 percent capacity ...
  • New snowstorm hits Sierra Nevada as 'March Miracle' continues

    03/12/2016 1:52:52 PM PST · by Mariner · 21 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 12th, 2016 | Veronica Rocha and Soumya Karlamangla
    Several feet of new snow is expected in the Sierra Nevada mountains this weekend as another El Nio-influenced storm moves into Northern California. In what some are calling a "March Miracle," the Sierra have been hit by a series of powerful storms this month. That's important because the Sierra snowpack is a key source of water for California, which is in its fourth year of a drought. The storms have boosted the snowpack and replenished reservoirs. Heavy showers pummeled L.A. and Ventura counties Friday afternoon, and forecasters said there was a chance of some light rain in some areas of...
  • Storms to pound California with flooding rain, mountain snow into early next week

    03/05/2016 3:55:49 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 14 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 3/5/16 | Renee Duff
    Rounds of heavy rain will heighten the risk of flooding and mudslides across California as storms persistently roll ashore into the second week of March. Rain bypassed the state during most of February, but a shift in the weather pattern will steer storms into the California coast this weekend and into next week. "Storms will usher in moderate to heavy rain across California and heavy snow to the Sierra Nevada [through Monday]," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun stated. Over half a foot of rain could fall across northern California. Snow levels will fall throughout the weekend, allowing feet of snow to...
  • NASA confirms the Pacific ‘warm blob’ has disappeared (El Nino.... where are you ?>

    02/19/2016 4:04:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    We’ve been tracking the “blob” on WUWT almost since its inception thanks to the hard work of Bob Tisdale. In his most recent entry on it, Bob asked:THE BLOB Seems to Be Disappearing at the Surface – But Will It Reemerge?The answer seems to be ‘no’.From NASA Earth Observatory:The Demise of the Warm Blob – Image of the DayImagery acquired July 1 – 31, 2015 Imagery acquired January 1 – 31, 2016 In the winter of 2013-14, an unusually strong and persistent ridge of atmospheric high pressure emerged in weather maps of the northeastern Pacific Ocean. The feature, which was...
  • High-pressure mass above Southern California keeps brunt of El Niño away

    01/30/2016 11:18:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Los angeles Times ^ | 01/29/2106 | Rong-Gong Lin II
    "High pressure literally means there's more air in the atmosphere above you. And it pushes down on the air. And when it does that, it compresses it, and it literally heats up through compression," said Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge. That mass of high pressure "needs to flatten out and go away" for storms to return to Southern California, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno. But that doesn't mean hopes for an El Nino-style Southern California winter have been dashed. Experts say it might be simply too early for El Nino-influenced rains...
  • Cosmic Cycles, not Carbon Dioxide, Control Climate

    01/24/2016 8:32:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 1/21/2016 | Viv Forbes
    Those who think the political war on carbon will cool the globe or keep climate stable need to study climate history. Temperatures on Earth dance to a cyclic rhythm every hour, every day, every month, every season, every year, and to every beat of the sun-spot and glacial cycles. The daily solar cycle causes continual changes in temperature for every spot on Earth. It produces the frosts at dawn, the mid-day heat and the cooling at sunset. It is regulated by rotation of the Earth. Superimposed on the daily solar cycle is the monthly lunar cycle, driven by the orbit...
  • Forget El Niño: California May Never Get Out of Drought, UC Berkeley Prof Says

    01/18/2016 1:29:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri, Jan 15, 2016 | Chris Roberts
    It's an El Niño winter, and the news is full of rain, sleet, and snow. If only California was as well. Precipitation so far in this wet winter that is supposed to save us from the worst drought of our lifetimes is only slightly above "normal" — and in some parts of California, including the southern Sierra, precipitation is still below normal. Think about that. The long-awaited wet weather event has, so far, just barely pushed things to around what's supposed to be "normal." This may be a hard fact to fathom this weekend, as you drive through more rain...
  • Update: Storms lined up to deliver rain, snow through weekend

    01/13/2016 10:22:43 PM PST · by Mariner · 14 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 13th, 2016 | By Bill Lindelof and Cathy Locke
    Weather during the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend is likely to be soggy in the Sacramento area, but ideal for skiers heading to the Sierra. Ski resorts are welcoming the snowfall that began arriving Wednesday and is expected to continue with a series of storms forecast through Sunday. “The snow has been falling overnight,” Northstar California resort’s Cassandra Walker said Wednesday morning. “We already have a few inches piling up. It is still coming down. It is absolutely beautiful.” Walker said that the resort is prepared for a busy weekend, a time when families can get away for an...
  • Move Over, El Niño. There’s a Crazy New Weather Threat Here.

    01/08/2016 9:02:03 AM PST · by Twotone · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 7, 2016 | Staff
    By now, everyone has probably heard about El Nino and the effects of this weather pattern across the Western Hemisphere. Some are predicting this El Nino to be the biggest ever, naming it the "Godzilla El Nino." But step aside, Godzilla: Another monster weather anomaly has been wreaking havoc with the West Coast. Beware of "the Blob."
  • New El Nino storm slams into Southern California

    01/07/2016 12:46:37 AM PST · by Mariner · 15 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | January 6th, 2016 | TAYLOR GOLDENSTEIN, JOSEPH SERNA AND HAILEY BRANSON-POTTS
    LOS ANGELES Another El Nino-fueled storm soaked Southern California on Wednesday and brought with it flooding, mudflows and even a small tornado that struck Orange County in the early afternoon. Pea-sized hail and 45-mph winds made their way south from San Luis Obispo, forcing the region to recognize that the season of storms has commenced. As much as 5 inches of rain was expected to drop across the Southland. Still, Wednesday's rain was fickle, with clouds parting at times to allow the sun to shine. A flash-flood warning was issued for the Ventura County coast around Solimar Beach, and landslides...
  • Earth is 'experiencing a global warming spurt'

    01/06/2016 8:16:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | January 6, 2016 | By John Upton
    Scientists say cyclical changes in the Pacific Ocean have thrown Earth’s surface into what may be an unprecedented warming spurt, following a global warming slowdown that lasted about 15 years. While El Niño is being blamed for an outbreak of floods, storms and unseasonable temperatures across the planet, a much slower-moving cycle of the Pacific Ocean has also been playing a role in record-breaking warmth. The recent effects of both ocean cycles are being amplified by climate change. A 2014 flip was detected in the sluggish and elusive ocean cycle known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, or PDO, which also...