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  • New Study Says Global Warming May Be Signal of Impending Ice Age

    03/03/2010 6:49:16 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 29 replies · 1,080+ views
    Back in the 1970s before people were screaming about global warming, scientists were warning us that the next ice age may be just around the corner. The big freeze scare was eventually pushed aside by the great man-made global warming hoax. Now a new study has been released that global warming may be just the Earth's warning that a new Ice Age is near. In the Earth's history thus far, there have been periods where glaciers covered much of Europe, each lasting about 100,000 years. These are separated by warmer interglacial periods lasting around 10,000 years. We are currently at...
  • North American snow models miss the mark – observed trend opposite of the predictions

    02/20/2010 2:13:11 AM PST · by justa-hairyape · 38 replies · 947+ views
    Watts Up With That ? ^ | February 19, 2010 | Steven Goddard and Anthony Watts
    While some other bloggers and journalists insist that recent winter snows are proof of global warming effects, they miss the fact that models have been predicting less snow in the northern hemisphere. See this 2005 peer reviewed paper: Frei, A. and G. Gong, 2005. Decadal to Century Scale Trends in North American Snow Extent in Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models. Geophysical Research Letters, 32:L18502, doi: 10.1029/2005GL023394. It says exactly the opposite of what some are saying now. – Anthony A 2005 Columbia University study titled “WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT SNOW COVER OVER NORTH AMERICA?” ran nine climate models used by...
  • Cave reveals Southwest's abrupt climate swings during Ice Age

    01/20/2010 2:11:19 PM PST · by decimon · 22 replies · 972+ views
    University of Arizona ^ | Jan 20, 2010 | Unknown
    Ice Age climate records from an Arizona stalagmite link the Southwest's winter precipitation to temperatures in the North Atlantic, according to new research. The finding is the first to document that the abrupt changes in Ice Age climate known from Greenland also occurred in the southwestern U.S., said co-author Julia E. Cole of the University of Arizona in Tucson. "It's a new picture of the climate in the Southwest during the last Ice Age," said Cole, a UA professor of geosciences. "When it was cold in Greenland, it was wet here, and when it was warm in Greenland, it was...
  • Earth On The Brink Of An Ice Age

    01/14/2010 5:20:24 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 1,314+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 1-14-2010 | Pravda
    Earth On The Brink Of An Ice Age Politics / Climate Change Jan 14, 2010 - 11:27 AM By: Pravda The earth is now on the brink of entering another Ice Age, according to a large and compelling body of evidence from within the field of climate science. Many sources of data which provide our knowledge base of long-term climate change indicate that the warm, twelve thousand year-long Holocene period will rather soon be coming to an end, and then the earth will return to Ice Age conditions for the next 100,000 years. Ice cores, ocean sediment cores, the geologic...
  • Citrus farmers report significant damage to crops

    01/11/2010 8:12:44 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 34 replies · 846+ views
    mysuncoast.com ^ | Jan 11, 2010 03:22 PM | ABC - 7
    ARCADIA - The cold weather is a shock to many people's system, and an even bigger shock to the state's lucrative orange crop. And after Sunday night's deep freeze, damage reports are starting to come in from citrus growers throughout the state. Growers say that overnight freezing temperatures partially destroyed their citrus groves, but it will be days before they know the extent of the damage. Growers spent Monday slicing fruit with knives to check for damage. "You could get it from a quarter of an inch to all the way through the fruit...you would see ice crystals." Carlton says...
  • Key West Smashes Record Low By Six Degrees

    01/11/2010 3:20:54 AM PST · by jsh3180 · 24 replies · 1,583+ views
    Key West NWS ^ | 01/11/2010 | Key West NWS
    .CLIMATE... THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT KEY WEST AIRPORT HAS ALREADY DROPPED TO 42 DEGREES AS OF 5 AM. THIS SMASHES THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD LOW OF 48 DEGREES WHICH WAS SET IN 1970. ONLY TWO LOWER TEMPERATURES HAVE EVER BEEN RECORDED IN KEY WEST...WHICH ARE THE ALL-TIME RECORD LOWS OF 41 DEGREES ON JANUARY 13 1981 AND JANUARY 12 1886. TEMPERATURE RECORDS IN KEY WEST DATE BACK TO 1873. WITH A COUPLE OF HOURS YET TO GO BEFORE SUNRISE...THERE IS STILL A WINDOW FOR FURTHER COOLING TO OCCUR...AND WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR TEMPS VERY CLOSELY. ALSO OF NOTE IS THAT...
  • December 2009: Second Snowiest on Record in the Northern Hemisphere

    01/11/2010 2:16:38 AM PST · by justa-hairyape · 15 replies · 625+ views
    Watts Up With That ? ^ | January 10, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    According to the Rutgers University Global Snow Lab, last month had the second greatest December Northern Hemisphere snow cover since records were started in 1966. Snow extent was measured at 45.86 million sq. km, topped only by 1985 at 45.99 million sq. km. North America set a record December extent at 15.98 million sq. km, and the US also set a December record at 4.16 million sq. km. A favorite mantra of the global warming community is that reduced snow cover will reduce the albedo of the earth and provide positive feedback to global warming – causing additional warming. Clearly...
  • Florida Orange Growers Brace for Possible Killing Freeze

    01/09/2010 6:38:57 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 104 replies · 1,971+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 9, 2010, 3:28 P.M. ET | Tom Sellen
    Florida orange growers are bracing for possible crop damage as an arctic blast plunges temperatures to record lows Saturday and Sunday nights. Sleet and snow mixed with rain has been reported Saturday from the Tampa Bay area to near and north of Orlando, the first time snow or sleet has occurred in west-central Florida since Jan. 8, 1996, the National Weather Service in Tampa said. The immediate Tampa Bay area hasn't seen snow since Dec. 23, 1989. While citrus growers fared well on Friday night as temperatures remained above critical levels in the heart of the citrus belt, worries are...
  • Record freeze in Florida (warning posted for MIAMI, iguanas drop from trees)

    01/09/2010 5:04:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies · 2,614+ views
    Straits Times ^ | 1/10/10
    Record freeze in FloridaJan 10, 2010 MIAMI - A SHARP Arctic front sweeping the United States brought unusual snow to many of the deep southern states on Saturday, and leaving normally balmy Florida shivering from record icy lows. At least nine deaths were blamed on the freezing snap that blanketed much of the central part of the country this week, CNN said. In sub-tropical Florida, Key West - the southernmost point in the continental United States - saw it's coldest day in 112 years, with a low of 47 degrees Fahrenheit (8.3 degrees Celsius). The cold air was expected to...
  • Cold snap pummels unequipped Europe

    01/08/2010 7:09:24 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 53 replies · 1,973+ views
    CTV News ^ | Friday Jan. 8, 2010 9:10 PM ET | CTV.ca News Staff
    Europeans in the grip of one of the toughest cold snaps in decades are worried about freezing to death in their unequipped homes, as much of the continent continues to experience a Canadian-style deep freeze. Polar wind is sweeping across Europe, from Spain to Sweden, but people in the U.K. are in panic mode as temperatures plummet to -22 degrees Celsius. It's just five degrees shy of a record set in northern Scotland in 1982. The government has ordered manufacturers and other corporations to stop using natural gas so that there will be enough to heat homes. British Prime Minister...
  • Snow covers Britain from head to toe (Amazing photo)

    01/08/2010 2:52:45 AM PST · by Crazieman · 38 replies · 4,301+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 1/7/2010 | Stephen Adams
    Snow covers Britain from head to toe As if dusted with icing sugar, this satellite image of Britain shows the full extent of the snow coverage affecting the country. From head to toe there is barely a patch of land not blanketed by the heaviest snowfall in 50 years. It was taken at 11.15am on Thursday by the NASA satellite Terra and transmitted to the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station.
  • Pensioners burn books for warmth

    01/05/2010 12:50:43 PM PST · by Parody · 26 replies · 891+ views
    Metro ^ | 5th January, 2010 | Miles Erwin
    Volunteers have reported that ‘a large number’ of elderly customers are snapping up hardbacks as cheap fuel for their fires and stoves. Temperatures this week are forecast to plummet as low as -13ºC in the Scottish Highlands, with the mercury falling to -6ºC in London, -5ºC in Birmingham and -7ºC in Manchester as one of the coldest winters in years continues to bite. Workers at one charity shop in Swansea, in south Wales, described how the most vulnerable shoppers were seeking out thick books such as encyclopaedias for a few pence because they were cheaper than coal. One assistant said:...
  • Science: Another Ice Age? (Blast to the past. 1974)

    12/18/2009 5:31:12 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 669+ views
    Time ^ | 6/24/1974 | science staff
    In Africa, drought continues for the sixth consecutive year, adding terribly to the toll of famine victims. During 1972 record rains in parts of the U.S., Pakistan and Japan caused some of the worst flooding in centuries. In Canada's wheat belt, a particularly chilly and rainy spring has delayed planting and may well bring a disappointingly small harvest. Rainy Britain, on the other hand, has suffered from uncharacteristic dry spells the past few springs. A series of unusually cold winters has gripped the American Far West, while New England and northern Europe have recently experienced the mildest winters within anyone's...
  • Scientists stirred to ridicule ice age claims

    04/16/2004 10:17:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 308+ views
    The New Scientist ^ | 19:00 15 April 04 | Fred Pearce
    Scientists stirred to ridicule ice age claims   19:00 15 April 04   NewScientist.com news service   Climate scientists have been stirred to ridicule claims in an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster that global warming could trigger a new ice age, a scenario also put forward in a controversial report to the US military.The $125-million epic, The Day After Tomorrow, opens worldwide in May. It will show Manhattan frozen solid after the warm ocean current known as the Gulf Stream shuts down.The movie's release will come soon after a report to the US Department of Defense (DoD) in February predicting that such a shutdown...
  • AP IMPACT: Science not faked, but not pretty (SUUURE...)

    12/12/2009 6:48:51 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 33 replies · 1,473+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/12/2009 | SETH BORENSTEIN, RAPHAEL SATTER and MALCOLM RITTER
    LONDON – E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don't support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press. The 1,073 e-mails examined by the AP show that scientists harbored private doubts, however slight and fleeting, even as they told the world they were certain about climate change. However, the exchanges don't undercut the vast body of evidence showing the world is warming because of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. The scientists were keenly aware of how their work would be...
  • AccuWeather Forecaster on Climate Change: 'It's Ice not Fire You're Going to Be Worried About'

    12/11/2009 4:42:30 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 54 replies · 1,859+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 11, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    While the wizards of smart are convening in Copenhagen, attempting to solve what they perceive to be the biggest global societal ill - anthropogenic climate change, one of the things that likely won't be discussed is the possibility of the opposite occurring, global cooling. But AccuWeather's chief hurricane forecaster, Joe Bastardi warns it is a bigger threat than global warming. He says the phenomenon is coming, based on three priniciple reasons - 1) Natural reversal of ocean cycles, 2) Low sun spot activity and 3) An increase in volcanic and seismic activity. Bastardi made this case on the Fox Business...
  • Copenhagen climate summit: global warming 'caused by sun's radiation'

    12/08/2009 5:22:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 1,378+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/8/2009 | Louise Gray
    As the world gathered in the Danish capital for the UN Climate Change Conference, more than 50 scientists, businessmen and lobby groups met to discuss the arguments against man made global warming. Although the meeting was considerably smaller than the official gathering of 15,000 people meeting down the road, the organisers claimed it could change the course of negotiations. Professor Henrik Svensmark, a physicist at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen, said the recent warming period was caused by solar activity. He said the last time the world experienced such high temperatures, during the medieval warming period, the Sun...
  • Ancient Volcano's Devastating Effects Confirmed (Toba eruption and the following Ice Age)

    12/04/2009 3:08:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,018+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 12/4/09 | LiveScience Staff
    A massive volcanic eruption that occurred in the distant past killed off much of central India's forests and may have pushed humans to the brink of extinction, according to a new study that adds evidence to a controversial topic. The Toba eruption, which took place on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia about 73,000 years ago, released an estimated 800 cubic kilometers of ash into the atmosphere that blanketed the skies and blocked out sunlight for six years. In the aftermath, global temperatures dropped by as much as 16 degrees centigrade (28 degrees Fahrenheit) and life on Earth plunged deeper...
  • Big Freeze: Earth Could Plunge into Sudden Ice Age

    12/02/2009 7:29:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 2,347+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 12/2/09 | Charles Q. Choi
    In the film, "The Day After Tomorrow," the world gets gripped in ice within the span of just a few weeks. Now research now suggests an eerily similar event might indeed have occurred in the past. Looking ahead to the future, there is no reason why such a freeze shouldn't happen again - and in ironic fashion it could be precipitated if ongoing changes in climate force the Greenland ice sheet to suddenly melt, scientists say. Starting roughly 12,800 years ago, the Northern Hemisphere was gripped by a chill that lasted some 1,300 years. Known by scientists as the Younger...
  • Big freeze plunged Europe into ice age in months

    12/02/2009 9:26:07 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies · 6,409+ views
    European Science Foundation ^ | November 30, 2009 | AlphaGalileo
    William Patterson, from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, and his colleagues have shown that switching off the North Atlantic circulation can force the Northern hemisphere into a mini 'ice age' in a matter of months. Previous work has indicated that this process would take tens of years. Around 12,800 years ago the northern hemisphere was hit by a mini ice-age, known by scientists as the Younger Dryas, and nicknamed the 'Big Freeze', which lasted around 1300 years. Geological evidence shows that the Big Freeze was brought about by a sudden influx of freshwater, when the glacial Lake Agassiz in...