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  • Winter cold snap kills 36 in eastern Europe

    01/30/2012 1:46:51 PM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies
    myway ^ | 1/30/2012 | Jovana Gec
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - A severe and snowy cold snap across central and eastern Europe has left at least 36 people dead, cut off power to towns, and snarled traffic. Officials are responding with measures ranging from opening shelters to dispensing hot tea, with particular concern for the homeless and elderly. This part of Europe is not unused to cold, but the current freeze, which spread to most of the region last week, came after a period of relatively mild weather. Many were shocked when temperatures in some parts plunged Monday to minus 20 Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit). "Just as...
  • Ozone hole above the Arctic has actually been caused by COLD Weather

    01/29/2012 9:09:19 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | 20 Jan 2012 | Rob Waugh
    The first ozone hole above the North Pole has been aggravated by extraordinarily cold winter temperatures, say scientists. Cooling of the ozone layer enhances the effect of ozone-destroying substances such as chlorofluorocarbons - CFC. A repeated ozone hole above the Arctic is to be expected, say scientists from the KIT Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research. About a year ago, the scientists detected that ozone degradation above the Arctic for the first time reached an extent comparable to that of the ozone hole above the South Pole. At a level of around 13 miles above the ground, 80 per cent...
  • PAPER: Global warming ended 15 years ago; 'mini-ice age' next...

    01/29/2012 7:37:11 AM PST · by chuckee · 24 replies
    The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years. The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century. Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world...
  • Forget global warming - it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about

    01/29/2012 6:13:06 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 74 replies
    The Mail Online ^ | January 29, 2012 | David Rose
    The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years. The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century. Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world...
  • Global Cooling Coming? Archibald uses solar and surface data to predict 4.9°C fall (!)

    01/27/2012 12:37:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    JoNova ^ | January 26th, 2012 | Joanne
    Global Cooling Coming? Archibald uses solar and surface data to predict 4.9°C fall (!) David Archibald, polymath, makes a bold prediction that temperatures are about to dive sharply (in the decadal sense). He took the  forgotten correlation that as solar cycles lengthen and weaken, the world gets cooler. He refined it into a predictive tool, tested it and published in 2007. His paper has been expanded on recently by Prof Solheim in Norway, who predicts a 1.5°C drop in Central Norway over the next ten years.Our knowledge of they solar dynamo is improving, and David adds the predicted solar activity...
  • Offsetting Global Warming: Molecule in Earth's Atmosphere Could 'Cool the Planet'

    01/26/2012 10:14:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Jan. 12, 2012 | NA
    Scientists have shown that a newly discovered molecule in Earth's atmosphere has the potential to play a significant role in off-setting global warming by cooling the planet. In a breakthrough paper published in Science, researchers from The University of Manchester, The University of Bristol and Sandia National Laboratories report the potentially revolutionary effects of Criegee biradicals. These invisible chemical intermediates are powerful oxidisers of pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide, produced by combustion, and can naturally clean up the atmosphere. Although these chemical intermediates were hypothesised in the 1950s, it is only now that they have been detected....
  • What in the world is going on with global temperatures? Global temperatures headed down and fast.

    01/26/2012 3:47:03 PM PST · by Signalman · 26 replies · 1+ views
    WUWT ^ | 1/26/2012 | Joe D'Aleo
    As shown above (see the datapoint in the square box), the UAH AMSU daily temperatures are the coldest for the globe at 600mb of all the years tracked since 2002 (warmest 2010, previously coldest 2008). (More Graphs at link)
  • Ice in Bering Sea is farthest south in the past 20 years.)

    01/26/2012 1:04:53 AM PST · by Species8472 · 22 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | January 25th, 2012 | MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
    Sea ice is encroaching unusually early on the central Bering Sea, threatening to grind Alaska's economically important snow crab fishery to a halt at the peak of the season, leaving crabbers facing major losses. Very cold temperatures and strong winds are pushing the ice south at the rate of 10-15 miles a day, according to the National Weather Service. A rate of 2-3 miles a day is normal. The ice itself has a maximum thickness of two feet. Crabbing boats are out retrieving their pots or sitting in Dutch Harbor rather than delivering their catch to the now iced-in Trident...
  • AMSU Daily Global Temperature Sets 10-Year Record Low

    01/22/2012 7:23:30 AM PST · by brookwood · 13 replies · 1+ views
    University of Alabama ^ | 1/22/2012 | Dr. Roy Spencer
    The daily global average temperature on January 19, 2012 (for the lower troposphere, 14,000 ft), is at the lowest value in at least 10 years (-21.29 degrees centigrade). Previously the lowest value was on January 15, 2008. Text values (in degrees K) are here.
  • Only YOU can save Earth from the next ice age!

    01/09/2012 8:19:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    You need to curb those carbon emissions or else you’ll be responsible for warming up the planet, sinking the Maldives and ruining skiing season for everyone. Just ask Al Gore. But apparently the “settled science” still isn’t quite so settled, at least not at Cambridge. Scientists there have concluded a lengthy study of climate cycles as they relate to “wobbles” in the Earth’s orbit around the sun and reached a somewhat different conclusion… man’s emissions of carbon might be the only thing standing between us and another ice age. Researchers used data on the Earth’s orbit and other things to...
  • J&K, HP snowed under (Global Warming update)

    01/08/2012 6:22:58 PM PST · by JimWayne · 8 replies
    Times of India ^ | Jan 8, 2012
    Kangra Valley in Himachal got its first snow in 35 years... Overnight rains in Delhi added to the chill with the city recording a maximum of 17.7 degree C, three notches below normal though the minimum settled at 12.5 degrees, up five degrees.
  • Farmers prepare for cold weather ( Florida )

    01/04/2012 1:58:33 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    WINK/CNN ^ | Jan 04, 2012
    As Southwest Florida prepares for a cold snap, farmers are bracing for potential damage to their crops. ... Sorrells says that fog, created through an intricate web of irrigation lines, should raise the temperatures in the groves an estimated 3 to 5 degrees. The water will flow all night into the early morning until the temperatures reach above freezing ... the length of time the oranges and trees remain frozen, and says four hours can damage the fruit and six hours can damage a tree
  • Ice-breaking Russian ship gets OK to deliver fuel to Nome ( Alaska )

    01/02/2012 6:47:21 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 30, 2011 | Yereth Rosen
    An ice-breaking Russian tanker won an exemption from U.S. maritime law on Friday allowing it to deliver fuel to the isolated Alaska city of Nome... The U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted a Jones Act waiver to the Russian ship, the Renda, which is scheduled to deliver diesel fuel and gasoline to the Alaska city of 3,600 people... Senator Mark Begich said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano responded to pleas for a Jones Act exception to help alleviate what could be a serious winter fuel shortage. ... Nome, which has no outside road connections and relies on marine vessels or...
  • Snow strands pueblo people, livestock ( NM )

    12/31/2011 3:22:49 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    KRQE news ^ | 30 Dec 2011 | Bob Martin
    At Acoma pueblo thousands of cattle and even a few residents are still stranded by deep snow. The pueblo continues to dig out from last week's blizzards. Most of the 3,000 cattle on the Acoma pueblo have been isolated since the storms last week with no extra feed or access to unfrozen water. Ranch hands have not been able to get out there as the extreme cold of the high country keeps the deep snow from melting. Tractor crews are attacking it, but there are miles to go. Not only is access important for care of the livestock, but many...
  • Southwest, plains face blizzard watch (Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas)

    12/18/2011 3:01:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/18/11 | Karen Brooks - Reuters
    AUSTIN. Texas. (Reuters) - A blizzard watch is in effect until Tuesday for parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas as a severe winter storm is expected to bring high winds and up to a foot of snow there on Sunday night and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The storm was expected to edge into the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado before heading east on Sunday night or Monday morning, the agency said in a statement. The areas were under winter weather advisories or watches on Sunday. A blizzard watch means forecasters believe life-threatening...
  • Snow and ice warning for entire UK (Where is the Global Warming?)

    12/16/2011 12:48:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:00AM GMT 16 Dec 2011 | Donna Bowater
    Weather forecasters have warned that the entire country faces snow and a blanket of ice that will persist into next week. Send us your snow pictures to The Met Office issued a yellow alert, predicting icy conditions on the roads for the whole of Britain, with travel disruption expected to continue until Tuesday. Heavy rain will turn to snow which is expected to affect parts of the country. The warning comes as many areas woke up to snow this morning after rain forecast overnight for the Midlands, Wales and parts of the south east.
  • Earth’s embarrassing lack of warming since 1998

    11/26/2011 1:52:40 PM PST · by Signalman · 24 replies ^ | 11/22/2011 | Editor
    The IPCC is having a hard time disguising the fact that the planet is not in fact overheating UN Trapped in Climate Turmoil – CHURCHVILLE, VA—The man-made warming activists at the UN are trapped in turmoil over how to deal with the earth’s lack of warming since 1998. A week or so ago, the UN climate panel circulated a draft statement that would have admitted we’re unlikely to have any further earth-warming for the next 30 years “because climate change signals are expected to be relatively small compared to natural climate variability.” The BBC’s environmental reporter Richard Black reported that...
  • Global Warming we can all cheer

    11/21/2011 1:37:45 PM PST · by mc5cents · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 19, 2011 | Matt Petterson
    You can be forgiven if you didn’t know that we’re in the middle of an ice age right now, what with all the talk about global warming. But it’s true. We’re in what geologists call “the Quaternary glaciation,” an ice age that’s lasted for the past 2.5 million years. Ice ages last a very long time, with periods of extreme cold punctuated by warmer periods, or interglacials. We’re in such an interglacial right now: The Holocene epoch began about 12,000 years ago. It’s best thought of as a brief respite from the most severe ravages of Quaternary ice Read more:...
  • United States Is Getting Colder, Not Warmer

    11/08/2011 10:44:54 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 140 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 7, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    At Watts Up With That, data from the National Climatic Data Center are reviewed. The results are quite startling. Every region of the continental United States has shown a cooling trend during the winter from 2001 to the present, and five of the nine regions have also had a cooling trend during the summer. With respect to annual mean temperature, only one of nine regions–the Northeast–has gotten warmer; the other eight have gotten cooler.
  • You Cannot Have It Both Ways (Global Warming)

    10/30/2011 2:04:34 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    IceCap ^ | 10/29/2011 | Harold Ambler
    I spent 25 years of my life worried about global warming. And one of the best proofs that the scientists and the media both had to keep me convinced was warmer winters, with less snow. Al Gore talked about it. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote about it. Dozens of scientists published papers showing that winters were getting warmer, with less snow. Well, in the midst of this kind of certainty about warmer winters, with less snow, some scientists, among them a Russian named Habibullo Abdussamatov, dared to question the idea that warmer winters, with less snow, were caused by carbon...