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  • Mackinac Island ferries delayed because of Great Lake's ice cover

    04/14/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 42 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Jonathan Van Zytveld
    STRAITS OF MACKINAC, MI - At least one ferry service is predicting delayed trips to Mackinac Island due to ice that still covers a portion of the Great Lakes. Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry has announced it will be starting its 2014 season later than anticipated after temporarily relocating its ferry starts to St. Ignace, rather than Mackinaw City, as a result of the ice blockages which remain in the Straits of Mackinac. "The straits have completely frozen over, except for a shipping channel," said Misty Martinchek, Shepler's group sales manager, who said all local ferries have been affected by the...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Greenpeace Co-Founder Tells Senate Earth’s Geologic History ‘contradicts’ CO2 Climate Fears

    02/26/2014 6:30:32 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 32 replies
    agenda21radio.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2014 | Marc Morano
    ‘We had both higher temps and an ice age at a time when CO2 emissions were 10 times higher than they are today’ Unknown-4 Selected Highlights of Dr. Patrick Moore’s Feb. 25, 2014 testimony before the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee: ‘There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years.’
  • Global Cooling Deniers: Is an Ice Age Coming?

    02/19/2014 7:08:31 PM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
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  • Global Cooling: Is an Ice Age Coming?

    01/08/2014 9:51:03 AM PST · by xzins · 74 replies
    CBN ^ | January 08, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- It wasn't supposed to happen: a ship full of scientists and environmentalists sent to the Antarctic to find melting ice from global warming got stuck in frozen ice from fearsome cold. Then, the rescue ship got stuck in the ice, too. Critics liken the incident to the climate change movement itself: stuck in denial over the fact that the climate is not getting warmer but seems to be getting much colder. The climate is changing, but it's not changing the way climate change crowd predicted it would. Nature has made a mockery of global warming, so who...
  • Anthropogenic Global Densification: it’s the New Global Warming Armageddon

    01/06/2014 8:19:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-6-2014 | MOTUS
    I have a word of advice for the global warmists: keep this crap up a few more weeks and nobody’s going to listen to you anymore. Sub-sub-zero weather blankets the country from west to east That’s right, it’s back: Snowmageddon II. And this time it’s bigger and badder than ever! Driven by “the Arctic vortex,” this “astonishing, dangerous cold snap,” is descending on the U.S, and even the most ardent former believers are beginning to drop like the proverbial flies. “Screw the damn carbon footprint, I’m calling a cab.” I mean, who knew that cold hydraulic fluid turns to gel...
  • Report: Scientists predict a century of global cooling

    12/06/2013 3:34:00 AM PST · by grundle · 93 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 5, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Better start investing in some warm clothes because German scientists are predicting that the Earth will cool over the next century. German scientists found that two naturally occurring cycles will combine to lower global temperatures during the 21st century, eventually dropping to levels corresponding with the “little ice age” of 1870. “Due to the de Vries cycle, the global temperature will drop until 2100 to a value corresponding to the ‘little ice age’ of 1870,” write German scientists Horst-Joachim Luedecke and Carl-Otto Weiss of the European Institute for Climate and Energy. Researchers used historical temperature data and data from cave...
  • Polar Express: ‘Major cold air outbreak for most of the U.S. late next'

    10/17/2013 6:23:24 PM PDT · by citizen · 75 replies
    The Climate Depot ^ | October 17, 2013 | Marc Morano
    The Polar Express is Leaving the Station I’ve been watching the 10-day GFS forecast for the U.S., and each run is reinforcing the previous one, with a major cold air outbreak for most of the U.S. late next week. Me: brrrrrr! Ice age coming? Some people think so.
  • Cold, snowy winter on tap for most of the country, says 222-year-old Old Farmer’s Almanac

    09/10/2013 8:28:57 AM PDT · by citizen · 74 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, September 10 | Associated Press
    CONCORD, N.H. — The other jury is in: A second periodical used for everything from predicting the weather to helping people lose weight agrees that this winter’s shaping up to be cold and snowy. The Dublin, N.H.-based Old Farmer’s Almanac which, at 222, is believed to be the oldest continuously published periodical in North America, is predicting that a drop in solar activity and a change in ocean patterns point to colder-than-average temperatures and higher-than-average snowfall totals The 2014 edition officially comes out Tuesday. Last month, the Maine-based Farmer’s Almanac, said much the same. The younger cousin has been published...
  • Administration’s New Climate Report: Next Ice Age ‘Has Now Been Delayed Indefinitely’

    02/08/2013 3:06:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 8, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - A federal advisory committee appointed by the Obama administration to produce a report on climate change says that if Earth’s climate were still “primarily controlled by natural factors”—rather than by man-made global warming—then the next ice age would occur within the next 1,500 years. But now, because of humans, the committee says, the next ice age has been "delayed indefinitely." “Confirmation of what are called Milankovich cycles (cyclical changes in the Earth’s orbit that explain the onset and ending of ice ages) led a few scientists in the 1970s to suggest that the current warm interglacial period might...
  • Farmers' Almanac predicts colder-than-normal winter for most of US

    08/26/2013 5:45:05 AM PDT · by citizen · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 26, 2013 | Associated Press
    The Farmers' Almanac is using words like "piercing cold," ''bitterly cold" and "biting cold" to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy "Storm Bowl." The 197-year-old publication that hits newsstands Monday predicts a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey. It also predicts a colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country and heavy snowfall in the Midwest, Great Lakes and New England. "We're using a very strong four-letter word to...
  • A Simple Statement That Shows How Ridiculously Wrong Global Warming Fanatics Are...

    06/25/2013 3:55:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama has declared war on coal in a new push to combat the one thing people believe in even less than his leadership...global warming.I made this design a couple of years back, looks like I/we need to dust it off and shove it in a liberal Democrat's face as they prepare to genuflect before the fake church of science once again...
  • The Ghost Empire - Climate Change, Global Warming, Drought and Desertification

    06/09/2013 7:45:49 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    TMO ^ | 6-9-2013 | Richard Mills
    The Ghost Empire - Climate Change, Global Warming, Drought and Desertification Commodities / Climate Change June 08, 2013 - 07:29 PM GMT By: Richard Mills Drought is a normal recurring feature of the climate in most parts of the world. It doesn’t get the attention of a tornado, hurricane or flood. Instead, it’s a slower and less obvious, a much quieter disaster creeping up on us unawares. Climate change is currently warming many regions, overall warmer temperatures increase the frequency and intensity of heat waves and droughts. We can prepare for some climate change consequences with public education, water conservation...
  • Prepare to be very, very cold (Monckton .... says real danger is global cooling)

    06/07/2013 10:11:37 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    WND ^ | June 5, 2013 | Lord Monckton
    HARRIETSHAM, KENT – Here in the Garden of England, after a long and savage winter, we have had the coldest spring in 120 years. Snow fell in the north of England as late as May 23. The trees are still struggling into leaf. The bluebells came a month late. This is the third or fourth bad winter in a row. In Russia they have had the coldest winter and the highest snowfall in a century. In the United States, around 10,000 new cold-weather and high-snowfall records have been set. The climate cry-babies are wailing that global warming is causing global...
  • How Does An Ice Age Start? With One Snowflake

    04/28/2013 8:00:37 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    News Optimist ^ | 4-17-2013 | Brian Zinchuk
    How Does An Ice Age Start? With One Snowflake Illustration by Brian ZinchukThe Empire has decided to invade the ice plant of Earth. April 17, 2013 By Brian Zinchuk Hindsight is 20/20, they say. So looking back several decades, the scientists agreed – if they had to pick a date when it all started, it was 2013. Thirteen is aptly considered unlucky, for it was the year with no summer. Scratch that. It was the first year with no summer. Moods were glum throughout Western Canada that spring. April showers were supposed to bring May flowers. Instead, all the precipitation...
  • Spring snow: Thousands of animals feared dead

    03/25/2013 4:28:16 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25 March 2013 | anon
    Farmers fear that thousands of sheep and cattle have died in the snow that has hit in recent days. Northern Ireland farmer Catherine Crawford said: "There are hundreds of farmers who have sheep buried." "We are very, very, anxious," said Carolyn Lamb from NFU Scotland, who added that the full toll would not be known until the snow melted. The NFU said hundreds of animals were lost in England and Wales, with Cumbria and Shropshire worst hit. "There are animals going to die here and are dying; we need help out in the rural areas," said Ms Crawford. ...
  • Administration’s New Climate Report: Next Ice Age ‘Has Now Been Delayed Indefinitely’

    02/10/2013 8:47:59 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 59 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | 8FEB2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - A federal advisory committee appointed by the Obama administration to produce a report on climate change says that if Earth’s climate were still “primarily controlled by natural factors”—rather than by man-made global warming—then the next ice age would occur within the next 1,500 years. But now, because of humans, the committee says, the next ice age has been "delayed indefinitely." “Confirmation of what are called Milankovich cycles (cyclical changes in the Earth’s orbit that explain the onset and ending of ice ages) led a few scientists in the 1970s to suggest that the current warm interglacial period might...
  • World’s Earliest Figurative Sculpture - Ice Age Lion Man (40,000 Year-Old Mammoth Ivory Statue)

    02/08/2013 8:19:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Art Newspaper ^ | Saturday 9 Feb 2013 | The Art Newspaper
    Ice Age Lion Man is world’s earliest figurative sculpture • Work carved from mammoth ivory has been redated and 1,000 new fragments discovered—but it won’t make it to British Museum show The star exhibit initially promised for the British Museum’s “Ice Age Art” show will not be coming—but for a good reason. New pieces of Ulm’s Lion Man sculpture have been discovered and it has been found to be much older than originally thought, at around 40,000 years. This makes it the world’s earliest figurative sculpture. At the London exhibition, which opens on 7 February, a replica from the Ulm...
  • It’s snowing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age

    01/21/2013 8:02:15 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 20, 2013 | Boris Johnson
    "The Sun is god!” cried JMW Turner as he died, and plenty of other people have thought there was much in his analysis. The Aztecs agreed, and so did the pharaohs of Egypt. We are an arrogant lot these days, and we tend to underestimate the importance of our governor and creator. We forget that we were once just a clod of cooled-down solar dust; we forget that without the Sun there would have been no photosynthesis, no hydrocarbons — and that it was the great celestial orb that effectively called life into being on Earth. In so far as...
  • Ice Age warmth wiped out lemmings, study finds (other Democratics moved in)

    11/30/2012 2:28:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/26/12 | Michelle Warwicker
    Ice Age warmth wiped out lemmings, study findsBy Michelle Warwicker BBC Nature 26 November 2012 Last updated at 22:07 Lemmings became "regionally extinct" five times due to rapid climate change during the last Ice Age, scientists have found. **SNIP** Instead the tests revealed that genetically distinct populations of lemmings were "present at different points in time" during the Late Pleistocene, 11,700 to around 126,000 years ago, meaning that the lemming population had been wiped out multiple times and then re-colonised some time after, possibly from populations in eastern Europe or Russia. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the...
  • Did a Pacific Ocean meteor trigger the Ice Age?

    09/20/2012 5:02:02 AM PDT · by Renfield · 35 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 9-19-2012
    (Phys.org)—When a huge meteor collided with Earth about 2.5 million years ago in the southern Pacific Ocean it not only likely generated a massive tsunami but also may have plunged the world into the Ice Ages, a new study suggests. A team of Australian researchers says that because the Eltanin meteor – which was up to two kilometres across - crashed into deep water, most scientists have not adequately considered either its potential for immediate catastrophic impacts on coastlines around the Pacific rim or its capacity to destabilise the entire planet's climate system. "This is the only known deep-ocean impact...
  • The Eltanin Impact Crater

    10/17/2004 9:46:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,736+ views
    Geological Society of America ^ | October 27-30, 2002 | Christy A. Glatz, Dallas H. Abbott, and Alice A. Nunes
    An impact event occurred at 2.15±0.5 Ma in the Bellingshausen Sea. It littered the oceanic floor with asteroidal debris. This debris is found within the Eltanin Impact Layer. Although the impact layer was known, the crater had yet to be discovered. We have found a possible source crater at 53.7S,90.1W under 5000 meters of water. The crater is 132±5km in diameter, much larger than the previously proposed size of 24 to 80 km.
  • Biblical-Type Floods Are Real, and They're Absolutely Enormous

    09/04/2012 8:31:09 AM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | 29 Aug 2012 | David R. Montgomery
    Geologists long rejected the notion that cataclysmic flood had ever occurred—until one of them found proof of a Noah-like catastrophe in the wildly eroded river valleys of Washington State. After teaching geology at the University of Washington for a decade, I had become embarrassed that I hadn’t yet seen the deep canyons where tremendous Ice Age floods scoured down into solid rock to sculpt the scablands. So I decided to help lead a field trip for students to see the giant erosion scars on the local landforms.We drove across the Columbia River and continued eastward, dropping into Moses Coulee, a...
  • Arctic Cold Blasts in South American Regions

    06/15/2012 4:04:30 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    Prensa ^ | 6 June 2012 | anon
    Brasilia, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Record cold winter temperatures have come to South America this year, in places such as the town of Quaraí in the Brazilian region known as the Western Frontier, where a temperature of 2.2 degrees Celsius, the lowest of the year, was registered. In this region, where winter extends between June and September, the outbreak of Antarctic air keeps millions of people on alert. According to the Meteorological Institute, other Brazilian towns reported freezing temperatures, such as Vacaria with -2.1 degrees, Sao Jose dos Ausentes, with -0.9 degrees, Sao Gabriel, -0.8 and Santa Rosa, -0.8 degrees....
  • 4 Quadrupole Magnetic Shift in Sun Mimics Mini Ice Ages

    04/20/2012 11:38:07 AM PDT · by struggle · 50 replies
    Mainichi News Japan ^ | 4/20/2012 | Mainichi News
    Apparently, the magnetic shifts in the Sun mimic those that occurred during the mini-Ice Ages of the 17th century, reports the Japanese Astronomical society. They also claim that this is the reason for the "halting" in the progress of global warming. Basically the sun's magnetic field has shifted from a straight N-S configuration - to a N-Equator Equator-S, 4 pole configuration This supposedly occurred during the 17/18th century and was responsible for the mini Ice Age.
  • Russians revive Ice Age flower from frozen burrow

    02/20/2012 8:05:56 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 49 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | 2/20/12 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    MOSCOW (AP) -- It was an Ice Age squirrel's treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years. From the fruit tissues, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment that paves the way for the revival of other species. The Silene stenophylla is the oldest plant ever to be regenerated, the researchers said, and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds. The experiment proves that permafrost serves as a natural depository for ancient life forms, said the Russian researchers,...
  • Terrifying new book about climate change (The Coming of the New Ice Age:......

    02/03/2012 2:03:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 2, 2012 | Guest post by “Zombie”---Edited by Anthony Watts
    Normally I don’t go for anonymous guest posters, but this one is from the famous “zombie” of zombietime.com whose identity remains hidden so that he/she may continue to record the anarchy and socially bereft behavior that permeates the McKibbenesque protestor culture of America. Zombie wrote to me yesterday asking that I bring attention to the post, and I’m happy to do so. The text is below, but please follow the link to the evidence (dozens of scanned pages) presented. The Coming of the New Ice Age: End of the Global Warming Era? Guest post by “Zombie”I just finished reading a...
  • 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...
  • Forget global warming it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about (... the Thames will be freezing over...)

    01/29/2012 5:02:31 PM PST · by null and void · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:38 AM on 29th January 2012 | David Rose
    The supposed ‘consensus’ on global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of 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. the sun is now heading towards a ‘grand minimum’ in its output, threatening cold summers, bitter winters and a shortening of the season available for growing food. there is a 92% chance that both Cycle 25 and those taking place...
  • 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...
  • The Pseudo-Scientists are back for another round of propaganda

    12/02/2011 12:46:04 PM PST · by publius321 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.tableofwisdom.com ^ | November 27, 2011 | Scott Anderson
    They come out from under their rocks every time we have a few tornados and never miss an opening when it comes to exploiting popular ignorance. An AP column last Friday titled Science panel: Get ready for extreme weather opened by asserting – “Think of the Texas drought, floods in Thailand and Russia's devastating heat waves as coming attractions in a warming world. That is the warning from top international climate scientists and disaster experts after meeting in Africa.” And of course their thesis is that this weather is the fault of mankind. They fail to mention that for the...
  • The eruption of a volcano in Virunga National Park near Goma is seen at night.

    11/26/2011 12:47:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Oman Daily Observer ^ | Sun, 27 November 2011
    The eruption of a volcano in Virunga National Park near Goma is seen at night. Volcano fanatics will have to pay $300...The eruption of a volcano in Virunga National Park near Goma is seen at night. Almost three weeks after a fissure opened amidst dense flat forest, the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park has seen an increasing number of tourists seeking to be guided on treks to witness the Nyamulagira volcano spewing geysers of lava into the night.
  • Study: CO2 may not warm the planet as much as thought

    11/25/2011 5:29:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 11/25/2011 | by Michael Marshall
    The climate may be less sensitive to carbon dioxide than we thought – and temperature rises this century could be smaller than expected. That's the surprise result of a new analysis of the last ice age. However, the finding comes from considering just one climate model, and unless it can be replicated using other models, researchers are dubious that it is genuine. As more greenhouse gases enter the atmosphere, more heat is trapped and temperatures go up – but by how much? The best estimates say that if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere doubles, temperatures will rise...
  • 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.
  • This is how ice ages begin

    11/07/2011 1:14:48 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 34 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | November 4, 2011 | Robert W. Felix
    Look at this weekend’s Halloween snowstorm. Headlines across the U.S.A. called it “historic.” Historic because it dumped record snowfall on at least 20 cities from Maryland to Maine. Historic because it was the most snow – and the earliest – in many areas since the end of the Civil War. And we’re not talking mere tenths-of-an-inch here. This snowfall shattered the old records, it obliterated them.
  • 'Sabre-toothed squirrel': First known mammalian skull from Late Cretaceous ...

    11/03/2011 1:42:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | 03 NOVEMBER 2011 | Provided by University of Louisville
    Paleontologist Guillermo Rougier, Ph.D., professor of anatomical sciences and neurobiology at the University of Louisville, and his team have reported their discovery of two skulls from the first known mammal of the early Late Cretaceous period of South America. The fossils break a roughly 60 million-year gap in the currently known mammalian record of the continent and provide new clues on the early evolution of mammals. Details of their find will be published Nov. 3 in Nature. Co-authors are Sebastián Apesteguía of Argentina's Universidad Maimónides and doctoral student Leandro C. Gaetano. The new critter, named "Cronopio dentiacutus" by the paleontologists,...
  • Nations most at risk from global warming [head for the hills!.......)

    10/25/2011 4:58:02 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Nations most at risk from global warming Save this story to read later AAP October 26, 2011 10:17AM A THIRD of humanity, mostly in Africa and South Asia, face the biggest risks from climate change and rich nations in northern Europe will be least exposed, according to a new report. Bangladesh, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are among 30 countries with "extreme'' exposure to climate shift, according to a ranking of 193 nations by Maplecroft, a British firm specialising in risk analysis. Five Southeast Asian nations - Indonesia, Burma, Vietnam, the Philippines and Cambodia - are also...
  • Preppers a diverse group

    10/24/2011 6:41:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    Salina Journal ^ | 10/24/11 | GORDON D. FIEDLER JR.
    "Nobody can afford right off the bat to buy 20 years of dehydrated mashed potatoes," he said. He would buy a little extra every time he went to the store. Peace of mind increases as the larder grows, he said. "If you stock food for a year and lose your job, you can at least eat for a year," he said. Besides food and water, his stash includes certain medicines and some cash -- "If it's worth anything in the end" -- and important documents, some of which he's duplicated and stored off site. "You can't be prepared for everything,...
  • New Climate Scare: Europe May be Facing Return Of ‘Little Ice Age’

    10/11/2011 2:16:41 PM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    WUWT ^ | 10/10/2011 | Anthony Watts
    Britain should brace itself for another freezing winter with the return of La Nińa, a climate phenomenon known to disrupt global weather, ministers have warned. The warning coincides with research from the Met Office suggesting Europe could be facing a return of the “little ice age” that gripped Britain 300 years ago, causing decades of bitter winters. The prediction, to be published in Nature, is based on observations showing a slight fall in the sun’s emissions of ultraviolet radiation, which over a long period may trigger mini ice ages in Europe. –Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times, 9 October 2011 BRITAIN...
  • Ancient human and animal remains are melting out of glaciers, a bounty of a warming world

    09/20/2002 10:29:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 41 replies · 563+ views
    US News ^ | Science & Technology 9/16/02 | BY ALEX MARKELS
    Science & Technology 9/16/02 Defrosting the past Ancient human and animal remains are melting out of glaciers, a bounty of a warming world BY ALEX MARKELS As he hiked near Colorado's Continental Divide in the summer of 2001, Ed Knapp noticed a strange shape jutting from a melting ice field at 13,000 feet. "It looked like a bison skull," the building contractor and amateur archaeologist recalls. "I thought, 'That's strange. Bison don't live this high up.' " Knapp brought the skull to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, where scientists last month announced that it was indeed from a...
  • Easterbrook on the potential demise of sunspots ( Global Cooling ahead?)

    06/17/2011 2:32:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | June 17, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on June 17, 2011 by Anthony Watts THE DEMISE OF SUNSPOTS—DEEP COOLING AHEAD?Don J. Easterbrook, Professor of Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WAThe three studies released by NSO’s Solar Synoptic Network this week, predicting the virtual vanishing of sunspots for the next several decades and the possibility of a solar minimum similar to the Maunder Minimum, came as stunning news. According to Frank Hill, “the fact that three completely different views of the Sun point in the same direction is a powerful indicator that the sunspot cycle may be going into hibernation.” The last time sunspots vanished from the...
  • 10 reasons to be cheerful about the coming new Ice Age

    06/15/2011 12:00:11 PM PDT · by Signalman · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/15/2011 | James Delingpole
    It’s official: a new Ice Age is on its way. In what has been described as “the science story of the century”, heavyweight US solar physicists have announced that the sun is heading for a prolonged period of low activity. This makes global cooling a much more plausible prospect in the next few decades than global warming. Indeed, it might even usher in a lengthy period of climate grimness such as we saw during the Maunder Minimum (when Ice Fairs were held on the Thames) or the Dalton Minimum (which brought us such delights as the 1816 Year Without A...
  • A new Ice Age approaches? Sunspot cycle may be shutting, heading toward pattern of inactivity.

    06/15/2011 7:07:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/15/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: global warming. New hotness: coldness. Reports from three different studies released yesterday point to the possibility of an extended period of solar inactivity not seen for three hundred years, and one that could bring a new mini-Ice Age: According to three studies released in the United States on Tuesday, experts believe the familiar sunspot cycle may be shutting down and heading toward a pattern of inactivity unseen since the 17th century.The signs include a missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles, said experts from the National Solar Observatory and Air Force Research Laboratory.‘This...
  • Sun's Fading Spots Signal Big Drop in Solar Activity [Maunder Minimum->Little Ice Age Returning?]

    06/14/2011 2:33:10 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 28 replies
    Some unusual solar readings, including fading sunspots and weakening magnetic activity near the poles, could be indications that our sun is preparing to be less active in the coming years. The results of three separate studies seem to show that even as the current sunspot cycle swells toward the solar maximum, the sun could be heading into a more-dormant period, with activity during the next 11-year sunspot cycle greatly reduced or even eliminated. ...Currently, the sun is in the midst of the period designated as Cycle 24 and is ramping up toward the cycle's period of maximum activity. However, the...
  • Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade

    06/14/2011 4:30:58 PM PDT · by Salgak · 113 replies
    The Register ^ | June 14, 2011 | Lewis Page
    Physicists say sunspot cycle is 'going into hibernation' What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening, as heavyweight US solar physicists announce that the Sun appears to be headed into a lengthy spell of low activity, which could mean that the Earth – far from facing a global warming problem – is actually headed into a mini Ice Age. The announcement made on 14 June (18:00 UK time) comes from scientists at the US National Solar Observatory (NSO) and US Air Force Research Laboratory. Three different analyses of the Sun's recent behaviour all indicate that...
  • Climate: New study slashes estimate of icecap loss ( From DrudgeReport)

    09/08/2010 4:10:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wednesday, September 8 | AFP
    Climate: New study slashes estimate of icecap loss PARIS (AFP) - – Estimates of the rate of ice loss from Greenland and West Antarctica, one of the most worrying questions in the global warming debate, should be halved, according to Dutch and US scientists.In the last two years, several teams have estimated Greenland is shedding roughly 230 gigatonnes of ice, or 230 billion tonnes, per year and West Antarctica around 132 gigatonnes annually.Together, that would account for more than half of the annual three-millimetre (0.2 inch) yearly rise in sea levels, a pace that compares dramatically with 1.8mm (0.07 inches)...
  • Did hardy Ice Age hunters find the West?

    01/02/2004 8:42:57 PM PST · by Holly_P · 38 replies · 1,574+ views
    Springfield News-Leader ^ | 010204 | Paul Recer (A.P.)
    <p>Washington — A people who may have been ancestors of the first Americans lived in Arctic Siberia, enduring one of the most unforgiving environments on Earth at the height of the Ice Age, according to researchers who discovered the oldest evidence yet of humans living near the frigid gateway to the New World. Russian scientists uncovered a 30,000-year-old site where ancient hunters lived on the Yana River in Siberia, some 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle and not far from the Bering land bridge that then connected Asia with North America.</p>
  • The Gore Ice Age Cometh

    01/31/2011 10:33:16 AM PST · by topher · 20 replies
    Various weather.gov, accuweather.com, foxnews.com | January 30, 2011 | Vanity
    Pardon the vanity! But with the weather this winter, we need to talk more about Global Warming just to warm people up! Some news links about the weather forecast for Ground Hog day (and the day before and after...): Weather.gov: Blizzard warning for Chicago, ILFoxnews: Midwest, Plains Brace for Massive Winter StormAccuWeather: Blizzard, Ice Storm, Nasty Cold All Aiming for MidwestWeather.com: Multi-Day Dangerous, Destructive Winter Storm Forget about Al Gore's Global Warming Time to start talking about Al Gore's Ice Age It appears the Al Gore ice age has cometh! Joking aside, Weather.com is claiming 100 million Americans will be...
  • Bastardi: "A La Nina That Is King?... More Cold to Follow!"

    01/21/2011 6:52:40 PM PST · by Errant · 46 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | 20 January, 2010 | Joe Bastardi
    Video: There are some nasty short- and long-term implications in control of the weather and climate. You and I have nothing to do with it, nor can we control it.