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  • Glacier-like mass moves toward Alaska road

    07/19/2014 6:14:57 AM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 22 replies
    Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner ^ | 7/16/2014 | Not Identified
    The ice mass dubbed Frozen Debris Lobe A is about 142 feet from the highway, at mile marker 219. The highway serves as the supply road for oil companies working at Prudhoe Bay.
  • Mariner trying to sail NW Passage rescued after sailboat gets stuck in sea ice near Barrow

    07/14/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT · by citizen · 22 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Julu 13, 2014 | Michelle Theriault Boots
    A man attempting to sail his 36-foot sailboat through the Northwest Passage was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Saturday after his boat became trapped in Arctic sea ice northeast of Barrow. The Coast Guard cutter Healy broke a 12-mile path through ice to reach the sailboat Altan Girl about 40 miles from Barrow, the Coast Guard said in a news release Sunday. The Healy was diverted from a research mission to respond to the sailboat. The Coast Guard did not release the rescued man’s name, but the Nome Nugget’s June 26 “Dock Walk” column described the Altan Girl...
  • Cooler Weather On The Way But Please Don’t Call It A ‘Polar Vortex’

    07/13/2014 8:14:23 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7-11-2014
    July 11, 2014 Yes, weather forecasts show cooler temperatures on the way for the U.S. Midwest and Northeast next week. But please don’t call it a summertime return of last winter’s dreaded “polar vortex.” Some meteorologists are getting downright grumpy as news organizations, including some TV weathercasters, rush to recapitalize on the hype by deeming next week’s forecast the return of the vortex.(snip)
  • Brisbane (Australia) hits coldest temperature in 103 years

    07/12/2014 11:12:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    theaustralian.com.au ^ | July 12, 2014 10:59AM | Chris McMahon, Sharnee Rawson
    ******************************************************************************* If you are lucky enough to be reading this from the comfort of your blankets, it might be best to stay there, as Brisbane has hit its coldest temperatures in 103 years. Not since July 28 1911 has Brisbane felt this cold, getting down to a brisk 2.6C at 6.41am.At 7am, it inched up to 3.3C.Matt Bass, meteorologist from BOM, said the region was well below our average temperatures.“If it felt cold, that’s because it was, breaking that record is pretty phenomenal for Brisbane,” Bass said.“The average for this time of year is 12C, so Brisbane was about 9C...
  • 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).
  • Ice on Lake Superior in July

    07/11/2014 8:41:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 11JUL2014 | Robert Felix
    The mainstream media tries to pretend that ice remained on Lake Superior “only” into June. “How about July?”asks reader E Stephens. “We should name icebergs still floating in Lake Superior in July after infamous AGW scientists. This one is Gavin,” says Tilly LaCampagne via Twitter. See photo dated 11 July 2014:
  • Poor man’s polar vortex to make shocking summer return in eastern U.S. next week

    07/11/2014 1:20:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 April 2014 | Jason Samenow
    Call it the ghost of the polar vortex, the polar vortex sequel, or the polar vortex’s revenge. Meteorological purists may tell you it’s not a polar vortex at all. However you choose to refer to the looming weather pattern, unseasonably chilly air is headed for parts of the northern and northeastern U.S at the height of summer early next week.
  • In Search Of... The Coming Ice Age (1977)

    07/08/2014 5:06:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/8/2014 | Youtube
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  • Mr. Obama, you can’t blame our economic troubles on weather

    07/07/2014 4:16:38 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 7, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    The economy took a bad hit during the first quarter this year. It shrunk at an annual rate of 2.96 percent. Since the beginning of 1947, there are only 16 of the 268 quarters experienced worse growth. The Obama administration blames the slow growth on the “historically severe winter weather, which temporarily lowered growth.” Jason Furman, the chair of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, made this assertion again on July 3rd and President Obama has made this claim several times. But that doesn’t square with the historic data. The five worst winter storms or winters with the coldest temperatures do...
  • Ooops! Data from government agency shows US cooling trend

    07/07/2014 11:48:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/7/2014 | Rick Moran
    That well-known bastion of right wing nuttery - the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - has released data showing that US temps have not risen in the last decade and have, in fact, dropped. Forbes: Responding to widespread criticism that its temperature station readings were corrupted by poor siting issues and suspect adjustments, NOAA established a network of 114 pristinely sited temperature stations spread out fairly uniformly throughout the United States. Because the network, known as the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), is so uniformly and pristinely situated, the temperature data require no adjustments to provide an accurate nationwide temperature...
  • Government Data Show U.S. in Decade-Long Cooling

    07/07/2014 6:44:54 AM PDT · by shove_it · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | 25 Jun 2014 | James Taylor
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s most accurate, up-to-date temperature data confirm the United States has been cooling for at least the past decade. The NOAA temperature data are driving a stake through the heart of alarmists claiming accelerating global warming. Responding to widespread criticism that its temperature station readings were corrupted by poor siting issues and suspect adjustments, NOAA established a network of 114 pristinely sited temperature stations spread out fairly uniformly throughout the United States. Because the network, known as the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), is so uniformly and pristinely situated, the temperature data require no adjustments...
  • Antarctic sea ice hits second all-time record in a week

    07/03/2014 6:46:35 AM PDT · by shove_it · 7 replies
    Wordpress ^ | 1 Jul 2014
    Antarctic sea ice has hit its second all-time record maximum this week. The new record is 2.112 million square kilometers above normal. Until the weekend just past, the previous record had been 1.840 million square kilometers above normal, a mark hit on December 20, 2007, as I reported here, and also covered in my book. Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, responded to e-mail questions and also spoke by telephone about the new record sea ice growth in the Southern Hemisphere, indicating that, somewhat counter-intuitively, the sea ice growth was specifically due to global warming....
  • A Cool Question, Answered? ( The Solar Cycle Model of Dr. Evans of Australia)--Global Cooling

    06/29/2014 7:10:39 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Guest essay by David Archibald
    Posted on June 28, 2014 by Guest Blogger Guest essay by David ArchibaldA couple of years ago the question was asked “When will it start cooling?” Of course solar denialists misconstrued this innocent enquiry. There is no doubt – we all know that lower solar irradiance will result in lower temperatures on this planet. It is a question of when. Solar activity is much lower than it was at a similar stage of the last solar cycle but Earthly temperatures have remained stubbornly flat. Nobody is happy with this situation. All 50 of the IPCC climate models have now been...
  • BIG NEWS VIII: New solar theory predicts imminent global cooling

    06/28/2014 9:42:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 27th, 2014 | Joanne
    New solar theory predicts imminent global cooling To recap — using an optimal Fourier Transform, David Evans discovered a form of notch filter operating between changes in sunlight and temperatures on Earth. This means there must be a delay — probably around 11 years. This not only fitted with the length of the solar dynamo cycle, but also with previous independent work suggesting a lag of ten years or a correlation with the solar activity of the previous cycle. The synopsis then is that solar irradiance (TSI) is a leading indicator of some other effect coming from the Sun...
  • The cold weather cost the U.S. economy about $15 billion. Maybe

    06/25/2014 9:02:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 25, 2014
    Now that the third revision to gross domestic product is in, we can make a back-of-the-envelope calculation of just how much the unusually cold winter cost the U.S. economy. But obviously, the contraction wasn’t all weather. So, how much? MarketWatch put that question to Gus Faucher-Wanker, senior economist at PNC. “My sense is that, in terms of contraction, more than half was due to the weather. I don’t think it had much of an impact on trade, didn’t have much to do with government, but I do think [the weather impacted] the weaker consumer spending, the drag from inventories, and...
  • Hank Paulson Wants a Taxpayer Bailout for Manbearpig

    06/23/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Hank Paulson (ya know: the guy that “managed” the financial crises in 2008) had a recent op-ed in the New York Times warning America of the next great crises. According to George W Bush’s former Treasury Secretary, climate change is the next sub-prime mortgage disaster. Or something. Writing in the New York Times, Paulson lays out his case:Looking back at the dark days of the financial crisis in 2008, it is easy to see the similarities between the financial crisis and the climate challenge we now face. We are building up excesses (debt in 2008, greenhouse gas emissions that are...
  • Michigan's endless winter: Yes, there's still ice on Lake Superior

    06/04/2014 11:00:36 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    Lansing State Journal | June 3, 2014 | Doyle Rice
    Title and link only - Gannett publicationMichigan's endless winter: Yes, there's still ice on Lake Superior
  • It's Not Obama; It's the Cold Weather

    06/04/2014 7:24:45 AM PDT · by Doctor 2Brains · 12 replies
    The press is saying that the economy is positively 3rd world because of the horrible winter. BUT!!! I have heard AT LEAST 3 radio news stories in the last month (CBS AND ABC)saying, IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT THE GLOBAL WARMING CULT, that THERE WAS NO COLD WINTER!!!! We in the East might have felt extra cold, but out West it was quite warm, and when you do the math, it turned out to be an absolutely, perfectly normal winter. Interesting, yes?
  • U.S. productivity falls 3.2% in brutally cold first quarter

    06/04/2014 6:03:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 4, 2014 | By Jeffry Bartash
    U.S. productivity in the first quarter declined by an even sharper 3.2% annual rate - the worst in six years - as workers spent more time on the job producing fewer goods during an unusually stormy weather, newly revised data show. Companies across the U.S. suffered severe disruptions in the first quarter because of one of the most brutal winters in decades, so the loss in productivity is likely to be mostly if not entirely reversed in the second quarter.
  • Snow In May In Chicago: This Is Not A Joke

    05/16/2014 9:00:35 PM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | 5/16/2014 | John Dodge
    Residents of the north suburbs woke up to light snow on Friday, the first time it has snowed in Chicago in May in nearly 10 years. Snow was falling in Hoffman Estates and Deerfield around 7:30 a.m. Snow was also reported on cars in the western suburbs.
  • A Terrifying GIF Of An Ice Age Ripping Through The US

    05/15/2014 11:09:45 AM PDT · by blam · 103 replies
    BI ^ | 5-15-2014 | Leslie Baehr
    A Terrifying GIF Of An Ice Age Ripping Through The US Leslie BaehrMay 15, 2014, 12:38 PM The northern ice cap creeps over earth. As we watch glaciers around the world recede, we sometimes hear the argument that these changes are part of the Earth's natural fluctuation. To some extent, they are. We've been in a relatively stable and warm period for at least 15,000 years. And we are unnaturally making the Earth even warmer. Before that, ice ages covered most of the Northern Hemisphere with glaciers. The last of the five major ice ages, called the Pleistocene glaciation, began...
  • Climate Alarmists in Denial: There’s new evidence that the climate is cooling

    05/15/2014 7:26:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/15/2014 | Jeffrey Folks
    As if this winter weren’t enough, there’s new evidence that the climate is cooling.  For those alarmists who still don’t get it, even the International Panel on Climate Change, hardly a group of climate change skeptics, now admits that the last decade and a half has been a period of little change in the Earth’s climate.  When a committee of climate activists expresses reservations about global warming, you know it’s getting colder.Some of the strongest evidence of cooling comes in a recent report on natural gas usage during this past winter.  For the first time, the U.S. burned more than...
  • Global Cooling Underway

    05/14/2014 9:16:37 AM PDT · by Excellence · 16 replies
    Principia Scientific International ^ | May 14,2014 | Dr Sierra Rayne
    With global temperature data now available for the first three months of 2014, an interesting trend has clearly emerged: global cooling. No longer is it just a hypothesis. For the first quarter of each calendar year since 2002, it is effectively a fact at reasonably strong statistical significance. Here is the data: (continued at site)
  • Some lakes are still ice-covered near Minocqua (Wisconsin)

    05/12/2014 2:49:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    WXOW ^ | 5/08/14
    MINOCQUA (WAOW) -It is spring in Wisconsin but in some parts of the Northwoods, lakes are still covered with ice, delaying the fishing season. "We're excited that we can feel that spring is on the horizon," said Kim Baltus, the Minocqua Chamber of Commerce executive director. “But on Lake Minocqua there still is ice on the majority of the center parts of the lake." The ice kept some anglers from fishing last weekend - the opening of inland lakes season. "We need the ice to go away, so people can get out there and get the walleyes and all kinds...
  • Obama dire climate report more certain than ever

    05/05/2014 9:57:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 5, 2014 12:34 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    The Obama administration is more certain than ever that global warming is changing Americans’ daily lives and will worsen—conclusions that scientists will detail in a massive federal report to be released Tuesday. Once people thought global warming was more in the future and more of an issue in other parts of the world, but the National Climate Assessment will emphasize how the United States is already paying the multibillion-dollar price for man-made climate change, said study co-author Donald Wuebbles, a climate scientist at the University of Illinois. “We’re already seeing extreme weather and it’s happening now,” Wuebbles said Monday. “We’re...
  • Blaming the brutal winter for bland economy numbers

    04/29/2014 8:10:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/29/2014 | John Crudele
    On Wednesday, everyone on Wall Street will be talking about the weather. No, it’s not going to snow. But snow will be important to the discussion because Wednesday is when the Commerce Department will release its advanced look at the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the first three months of 2014. And the GDP is going to be awful. The only debate right now is about the degree of awfulness.
  • President Obama Warned about Dangerous Cold Climate

    04/28/2014 6:52:30 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 47 replies
    Space and Science Research Corporation ^ | April 28, 2014 | John L. Casey
    President Barack H. Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500 April 28, 2014 SUBJECT: Request to Prepare the USA for Dangerous Cold Climate. Dear Mr. President, Good morning. This letter is sent to you as a heartfelt request that you take immediate action to insure that the United States of America is fully prepared for the historic, potentially dangerous, new cold climate that has begun. This request is backed up by research over the past decades into the causes of climate change along with the real status of the Earth’s climate. Key findings of that research...
  • 2014 Closing In On Coldest Start To The Year In US History

    04/28/2014 12:51:55 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    Real Science ^ | April 27, 2014 | Unknown
    US temperatures through April 26 are third coldest on record, just barely behind 1899 and 1912. This week is forecast to be cold, and will likely push 2014 into the #1 spot.
  • Global Warming Update: Alaskan Polar Bears Threatened…By Too Much Spring Ice

    04/28/2014 6:21:51 AM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | 04/28/2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Five meters of ice– about 16 feet thick - is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea region along Alaska’s Arctic coast, according to Dr. Susan J. Crockford, an evolutionary biologist in British Columbia who has studied polar bears for most of her 35-year career. That’s because the thick ice ridges could prevent ringed seals, the bears’ major prey, from creating breathing holes they need to survive in the frigid waters, Crockford told CNSNews.com. “Prompted by reports of the heaviest sea ice conditions on the East Coast ‘in decades’ and news that ice on the Great...
  • Hey UAW: IF You Don't Like Politics, Then Don't Be Political

    04/27/2014 5:17:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2014 | John Ransom
    Dosborne wrote: And yet the Berkeley Earth group (funded in part by the Koch brothers) found that there is in fact a anthropogenic factor involved in the current climate change we are seeing. As far as oversight and regulations in the drug industry. Despite all of the oversight. New and sometimes lethal side effects result in drugs being pulled off the market every year. But what you and others here seem to be suggesting is that we reduce the oversight and regulation of new drugs. Leading to more people being injured by or even dying as a result? --How Obamacare...
  • Alaskan Polar Bears Threatened…By Too Much Spring Ice

    04/25/2014 10:56:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2014 - 4:09 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Five meters of ice—about 16 feet thick—is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea region along Alaska’s Arctic coast, according to Dr. Susan J. Crockford, an evolutionary biologist in British Columbia who has studied polar bears for most of her 35-year career. That’s because the thick ice ridges could prevent ringed seals, the bears’ major prey, from creating breathing holes they need to survive in the frigid waters, Crockford told CNSNews.com. “Prompted by reports of the heaviest sea ice conditions on the East Coast ‘in decades’ and news that ice on the Great Lakes is, for...
  • Ice on Superior - The Winter that won't end!

    04/25/2014 2:08:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Wawa-news ^ | 4/22/14 | Brenda Grundt
    Spring seems to be taking forever to arrive, but we are not really seeing the worst of the late spring. The Great Lakes, and Lake Superior is holding on to their ice. As a result the freighters that normally travel the Great Lakes are having their fair share of problems. This has been a very long winter season, beginning with the Great Lakes freezing on December 6th, not allowing Northwest Indiana steel mills to stockpile materials. Glen Nekvasil, vice president for Lake Carriers' Association explained that lake freighters are struggling to make the voyage across Lake Superior despite the thick...
  • 2014: The Year Without Summer. We're now seeing similar weather effects as the record cold of 1816

    04/22/2014 7:29:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2014 | Jeffrey Folks
    In their excellent book, The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History, William and Nicholas Klingaman relate the history, causes, and effects of the record cold that gripped the northern hemisphere in 1816.  For most in America, Europe, and Asia, the winter of 1815-1816 was the coldest in living memory.  What followed in the spring and summer of that year was equally disastrous.  It was an entire year of cold rains, crop failures, hunger, and economic collapse. There were multiple causes for the extreme weather of 1816, but all of them were natural,...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 19, 2014

    04/20/2014 1:30:01 PM PDT · by Excellence · 11 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | April 19, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe has an attitude. :-) The winter that doesn't end.
  • Vanity: It's snowing (MD suburbs of DC)

    04/15/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    4-15-2014
    So, the IPCC releases another panic report and what happens? It snows in DC the day after. Predictable.   Go figure...
  • That Durn Global Warming

    04/14/2014 1:28:52 PM PDT · by mountn man · 27 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    It's April 14.I live just NW of Ohare Field of Chicago.IT'S SNOWING!!!Durned GoreBull Warming!
  • US Steel idles Indiana mill due to lack of ore (& climate change)

    04/05/2014 6:27:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/05/14
    GARY, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel has temporarily halted steelmaking at its massive northwestern Indiana mill because the ice-covered Great Lakes have cut off its access to vital iron ore and other raw materials. The company said in a letter to its customers that it has idled the Gary Works complex's blast furnaces and steelmaking operations "due to unforeseen and unprecedented ice conditions on the Great Lakes" after the Midwest's frigid winter, The Times of Munster reported (http://bit.ly/QMW0D4 ). "These severe ice conditions have not occurred on the Great Lakes for more than three decades," the letter states. Treacherous ice...
  • Do You Think Climate Change is a Pressing Issue?

    04/04/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT · by cutty · 11 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | Apr. 4, 2014
    Vote and/or comment on the poll.
  • JAIL THE GLOBAL COOLING DENIERS: @AdamWeinstein and @MichaelEMann must face the music

    04/03/2014 3:11:11 PM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    DirectorBlue.blogspot.com ^ | 3/31/2014 | Doug Ross
    The science is settled: ...Our dataset-of-datasets graph averages the monthly anomalies for the three terrestrial and two satellite temperature records. It shows there has still been no global warming this millennium. Over 13 years 2 months, the trend is zero. The reason for the headline? Adam Weinstein of Gakwer is the same nitwit who wants the majority of scientists in the world jailed for expressing skepticism of the United Nation's global warming scam. After all, "only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization...
  • 18 inches of new snow in NW Minnesota

    04/01/2014 4:51:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press | 4-1-14 | AP
  • Solar Flares of 2012/2013 and cold winters

    03/31/2014 9:22:24 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    March 31, 2014 | vanity
    There are various stories about how powerful solar flares were, starting in 2012. Maybe they had an impact on the North Pole or South Pole. Maybe such an effect impacting how cold the winter of 2013/2014 has been. The previous winter -- from December 2012 to March 2013, was initially mild. Then the weather in the Spring was a little bit more chilly. Is it possible that Solar Flares affect the earth's poles. And in affecting the earth's poles, maybe they effect the weather. Anything is possible, and it is up to science to investigate such links. Maybe it would...
  • 'Small' Nuclear War Could Trigger Catastrophic Cooling

    03/28/2014 12:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 26, 2014 | Charles Q. Choi
    Even a relatively small regional nuclear war could trigger global cooling, damage the ozone layer and cause droughts for more than a decade, researchers say. These findings should further spur the elimination of the more than 17,000 nuclear weapons that exist today, scientists added. During the Cold War, a nuclear exchange between superpowers was feared for years. One potential consequence of such a global nuclear war was "nuclear winter," wherein nuclear explosions sparked huge fires whose smoke, dust and ash blotted out the sun, resulting in a "twilight at noon" for weeks. Much of humanity might eventually die from the...
  • Coldest October-March In The US In 102 Years

  • Chills Down My Spine Caused by Global Warming

    03/25/2014 4:45:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 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...
  • Don't blame stock losses on the weather, pro says

    03/25/2014 2:56:17 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    As spring continues to bloom, it will become more difficult for stock market observers to attribute Wall Street losses to the weather, BlackRock's Russ Koesterich said Monday on CNBC. "It's been hard to sort of disentangle the economic trends from the weather and for a long time what investors had been arguing is that, 'Look, we know the data is soft. We know that January and parts of February were weak, but this was mostly weather related.'" said Koesterich, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, as stocks fell sharply on Monday. In late trading, all...
  • Monster Snowstorm Rolling In-New England and NYC

    03/24/2014 3:13:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 67 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/23/2014 | Roz Zurko
    A monster Nor’easter is taking aim at the northeast for Tuesday and it is predicted to continue through Wednesday. So far the weather models agree that a rare spring snowstorm is due to blow into the New England, according to “Fox and Friends Weekend” live T. Sunday morning, March 23. Forecasters are honing in on the exact track, as this will determine how much snow will blanket the cities from New York to Maine on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to the AccuWeather on March 23, this storm is expected to gain massive strength before hitting eastern New England and all...
  • Philly Marks Second Snowiest Winter On Record

    03/17/2014 12:08:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | March 17, 2014 | Kate Bilo
    PHILADELPHIA — It’s St. Patrick’s Day and three days away from spring, but after enjoying mild and pleasant weekend weather, winter reminded us of its wrath this morning with yet another “upside-down” storm that delivered heavy snow, especially to the shore points and portions of Delaware. 4.5″ of snow fell today at the airport, making it the snowiest St. Patrick’s Day ever. The previous snowiest St. Pat’s was all the way back in 1892 when 3.5″ of snow fell. In addition to that, we have now achieved another dubious milestone this winter. With 67.4″ of snow this season, it’s now...
  • Arctic Blast coming to Eastern US – coldest opening to calendar spring in at least 50 years

    03/17/2014 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    WUWT ^ | 3/17/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Another massive cold wave headed for Eastern US next week to put temperature 20 degrees below normal Senior WeatherBell Meteorologist Joe Bastardi commented: I am 58.. never seen anything close to this for late March. and [The] pattern next week has as much extreme potential for the time of the year as I can find. Coldest opening to calender spring in 50 yrs at least. Weather forecast models such as the ECMWF and NCEP, both of which have had good track records this year in identifying polar vortex outbreaks in advance, are now forecasting a massive cold blast for the...
  • Ice on Lake Michigan proving fatal to waterfowl

    03/16/2014 12:05:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/12/14 | Meredith Rodriguez
    **SNIP** Tens of thousands of diving ducks and other waterfowl spend their winters in the southwest part of Lake Michigan each year, said Douglas Stotz, conservation ecologist and ornithologist at the Field Museum. Most years, they fly from places like Canada and Alaska and spend their time here diving for mollusks and fish without major problems. But then came Chicago’s frigid winter, which as recently as last weekend had blanketed about 93 percent of Lake Michigan in ice. Hundreds of waterfowl likely have died as a result, experts say, many more are near starvation and a winter storm — the...
  • How cold is this winter? Records over 100 years old broken in the Upper Peninsula

    03/14/2014 1:00:15 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 30 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    You know it has been a cold winter when some Upper Peninsula cities are breaking records that are over 100 years old. We can talk about the average temperature for the winter months of December, January, and February. That is one way to tell how cold the winter has been. For example, Marquette had an average temperature of 7.5 degrees this winter, which is a new record for Marquette. That does indeed sound cold. But a better way to get a feel for the record cold is to count the number of days below zero. We don't really have a...