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  • Tropical ocean key to global warming ‘hiatus’

    09/03/2013 11:30:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Nature News ^ | 28 August 2013 | Jeff Tollefson
    Surface cooling in equatorial Pacific drives decade-long pause in global temperature rise. A new study adds to mounting evidence that cooling in the tropical Pacific Ocean is the cause of the global warming hiatus, a slow-down in the rise of average temperatures that began around 1998. The eastern equatorial Pacific is well known to have an outsize influence on global weather. Years-long ocean trends such as El Niño and La Niña cause alternate warming and cooling of the sea surface there, with effects on monsoons and temperatures around the world. Now a modelling study by researchers at the Scripps Institution...
  • Terrible News: Texas Drought Could Last Until 2020

    10/04/2011 10:45:37 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 35 replies
    Texas’ historic and lingering drought has already worn out its welcome, but it could easily stay around for years and there is a chance it might last another five years or even until 2020, says a Texas A&M University weather expert.John Nielsen-Gammon, who serves as Texas State Climatologist and professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M, says the culprit is the likely establishment of a new La Niña in the central Pacific Ocean. A La Niña is formed when colder than usual ocean temperatures form in the central Pacific, and these tend to create wetter than normal conditions in the...
  • El Niño Events May Tip Nations to War

    08/25/2011 3:33:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 24 August 2011 | Daniel Strain
    Enlarge Image Climate of violence. El Niño-Southern Oscillation events hold sway over nearly half the nations of the world, many of which have experienced surges in violence during El Niño years. Credit: Hsiang et al., Nature Tensions between the Peruvian government and the rebel group the Shining Path erupted into bloody clashes in 1982—the same year that an El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event scoured potato fields across the hilly nation. Doomsayers might see cause and effect, but scientists have so far struggled to connect widespread violence with global climate phenomena. Now, a new study suggests that civil strife is...
  • Coal Stops Global Warming?

    07/06/2011 4:47:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 6, 2011 | Staff
    Weather Science: Climate alarmists are now explaining away their failed predictions by claiming China's power plants emit sulfur dioxide that cancels out carbon dioxide emissions. So should we burn more coal? Among the emails unearthed during ClimateGate, when scientists working at or with Britain's Climate Research Unit conspired to "hide the decline" in global temperatures, is one from Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research to Michael Mann, inventor of the now-discredited "hockey stick" graph that purported to show sudden and dangerous man-induced temperature rise. Trenberth says: "Well, I have my own article on where the heck is...
  • Fiercer storm set to hit Southern California

    12/21/2010 2:53:05 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 52 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec. 21, 2010 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES — Hillside residents fortified their defenses as fire and police crews staged dramatic water rescues ahead of an even worse storm system expected to hit Southern California on Tuesday evening with more rain, hail and gusts up to 65 mph. Virtually the entire state has been affected by the storms that began Friday, dumping moisture from far Northern California south to San Diego. The National Weather Service predicted an even fiercer storm would roll into Southern California beginning Tuesday night, bringing 2 to 8 inches of rain in most areas and up to 10 inches in some mountains....
  • Minn., Wis. set low pressure records

    10/26/2010 11:23:31 PM PDT · by justa-hairyape · 14 replies · 1+ views
    UPI.com ^ | Oct. 26, 2010 at 11:50 PM | UPI
    DULUTH, Minn., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Minnesota and Wisconsin set records Tuesday for the lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in the two states, the National Weather Service said. The weather service office in Duluth, Minn., said the all-time low for Minnesota was set at Aitkin, Minn., at 28.42 inches or 962.3 millibar. The previous record was 28.43 inches, or 962.6 millibar, set on Nov. 10, 1998, at Albert Lea, Minn. In Wisconsin, a new low of 28.38 inches, or 961.06 millibar, was set at Superior. The previous mark was 28.45 inches, or 963.43 millibar, set April 3, 1982, in Green...
  • The Super La Nina and the Coming Winter (Things might get real cold.)

    10/25/2010 5:21:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 25, 2010 | Art Horn
    A super La Nina is developing. Historically, these strong La Nina events drop the Earth’s average temperature around one degree Fahrenheit, and the drop comes quickly. As a result, some of the same places that had record heat this summer may suffer through record cold this winter.La Nina is the lesser-known colder sister of El Nino. La Nina chills the waters of the tropical Pacific Ocean, and in turn cools the entire planet for one to two years or more. This chilling has the potential to bring bone-numbing cold to many parts of the world for this and the following...
  • La Nina developing, could mean more hurricanes

    07/09/2010 2:13:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/10 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON – The climate phenomenon known as La Nina appears to be developing, threatening more bad news in the efforts to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. When a La Nina occurs there tend to be more hurricanes than normal in the Atlantic and Caribbean regions, which include the Gulf of Mexico. The federal Climate Prediction Center said Thursday that La Nina conditions are likely to develop in July and August. La Nina is marked by an unusual cooling of the sea surface in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Water temperatures in that area can affect air...
  • EARTH OBSERVATION Satellite images suggest La Nina formation

    06/23/2010 1:17:55 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 66 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Jun 22, 2010 | Staff Writers Pasadena, Calif. (UPI)
    NASA says new images from its Jason-2 oceanography satellite shows the tropical Pacific has switched from El Nino warm conditions to La Nina cool conditions. "The central equatorial Pacific Ocean could stay colder than normal into summer and beyond," said oceanographer and climatologist Bill Patzert at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "That's because sea level is already about 4 inches below normal, creating a significant deficit of the heat stored in the upper ocean. The next few months will reveal if the current cooling trend will eventually evolve into a long-lasting La Nina situation." Patzert said a La...
  • Northern South America Rainier During Little Ice Age [ that's rainy-er, as in more rainy ]

    01/03/2010 10:21:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 729+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Friday, January 1, 2010 | American Geophysical Union, via EurekAlert
    During the Little Ice Age (LIA; covering approximately the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries), northern South America experienced about 10 percent more rainfall than during the twentieth century, according to Reuter et al. The authors analyzed two new records of oxygen isotopes (which track precipitation levels) from cave formations in northeastern Peru. They attribute the higher rainfall in northern South America during the LIA to cooler spring sea surface temperatures in the tropical North Atlantic. Furthermore, the authors note that some studies have shown that during the twentieth century, a significant amount of rainfall variability in northern South America was...
  • The Day Global Warming Stood Still (But Warming Lies Didn't)

    11/20/2009 5:01:45 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 2,176+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 20, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Climate Change: As scientists confirm the earth has not warmed at all in the past decade, others wonder how this could be and what it means for Copenhagen. Maybe Al Gore can Photoshop something before December. It will be a very cold winter of discontent for the warm-mongers. The climate show-and-tell in Copenhagen next month will be nothing more than a meaningless carbon-emitting jaunt, unable to decide just whom to blame or how to divvy up the profitable spoils of climate change hysteria. The collapse of the talks coupled with the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to put...
  • Study: Nature responsible for global warming, not man

    07/27/2009 2:15:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies · 1,617+ views
    LA Examiner ^ | July 27, 2009 | Tony Hake
    A new peer-reviewed study calls into question the so-called ‘consensus’ on the causes of global warming by saying that “Nature, not man, responsible for recent global warming.” The new study authored by three Australian scientists and published in the Journal of Geophysical Research says that the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) accounts for the vast majority of temperature variability. Authored by Chris de Freitas (University of Auckland in New Zealand), John McLean (Melbourne) and Bob Carter (James Cook University), the new study is sure to cause waves among those debating the causes of global warming. Completely contrary to the mainstream media’s...
  • Lorne Gunter: Thirty years of warmer temperatures go poof

    10/20/2008 9:54:52 AM PDT · by managusta · 47 replies · 1,733+ views
    National Post ^ | October 20, 2008 | Lorne Gunter
    In early September, I began noticing a string of news stories about scientists rejecting the orthodoxy on global warming. Actually, it was more like a string of guest columns and long letters to the editor since it is hard for skeptical scientists to get published in the cabal of climate journals now controlled by the Great Sanhedrin of the environmental movement. "An analytical chemist who works in spectroscopy and atmospheric sensing, Michael J. Myers of Hilton Head, S. C., declared, "Man-made global warming is junk science," explaining that worldwide manmade CO2 emission each year "equals about 0.0168% of the atmosphere's...
  • Larger Pacific Climate Event Helps Current La Nina Linger

    04/22/2008 1:42:29 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 92+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-22-2008 | NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
    Larger Pacific Climate Event Helps Current La Nina LingerThis La Niña is indicated by the blue area in the center of the image along the equator. Blue indicates lower than normal sea level (cold water). (Credit: NASA/JPL) ScienceDaily (Apr. 22, 2008) — Boosted by the influence of a larger climate event in the Pacific, one of the strongest La Niñas in many years is slowly weakening but continues to blanket the Pacific Ocean near the equator, as shown by new sea-level height data collected by the U.S.-French Jason oceanographic satellite. This La Niña, which has persisted for the past year,...
  • Larger Pacific Climate Event Helps Current La Nina Linger

    04/22/2008 11:32:05 AM PDT · by cogitator · 26 replies · 129+ views
    SpaceRef ^ | April 22, 2008 | NASA JPL
    PASADENA, Calif. -- Boosted by the influence of a larger climate event in the Pacific, one of the strongest La Ninas in many years is slowly weakening but continues to blanket the Pacific Ocean near the equator, as shown by new sea-level height data collected by the U.S.-French Jason oceanographic satellite. This La Nina, which has persisted for the past year, is indicated by the blue area in the center of the image along the equator. Blue indicates lower than normal sea level (cold water). The data were gathered in early April. The image also shows that this La Nina...
  • NOAA: La Nina to Continue into Spring (NOAA corrects Oct prediction)

    03/08/2008 7:16:55 AM PST · by milwguy · 42 replies · 1,289+ views
    agnews ^ | 3/6/08 | agnews
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says La Nina is expected to continue through spring in the Northern Hemisphere. They state atmospheric and oceanic conditions during February 2008 continued to reflect a strong La Nina. Additionally, they say models indicate a moderate-to-strong La Nina through March 2008, and a weaker La Nina continuing into June.
  • Chinese meteorologists warn of severe sandstorms and spring drought

    02/23/2008 5:09:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 219+ views
    Chinese meteorologists warn of severe sandstorms and spring drought Source:www.chinanews.cn BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said on Wednesday that the country's northern regions were likely to experience more frequent and severe sandstorms in spring, while eastern regions would receive less rain than last year. "Sandstorm days" were forecast to increase significantly in eastern Inner Mongolia and northern Heibei, with a rising possibility of severe occurrences. Eastern regions could expect less rain. Some areas, especially parts of Jilin and Liaoning provinces, were prone to "relatively severe" drought in the spring. As a result, local forest management...
  • La Niña is expected to continue through the Northern Hemisphere spring 2008.

    02/08/2008 3:25:36 AM PST · by justa-hairyape · 92 replies · 591+ views
    NOAA Climate Prediction Center ^ | 7 February 2008 | Climate Prediction Center Internet Team
    EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION issued by CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/NCEP 7 February 2008 Synopsis: La Niña is expected to continue through the Northern Hemisphere spring 2008. Current atmospheric and oceanic conditions indicate that La Niña has continued to strengthen in the tropical Pacific. By the end of January 2008, equatorial SST anomalies were more than 2.0°C below average across parts of the central and east-central equatorial Pacific. Other than the far eastern Niño-1+2 region, the magnitude of the cold anomalies in the Niño region indices increased during the past month with the latest weekly values near -1.5°C. The upper-ocean...
  • NOAA Reports U.S. Likely to Have Above-Average Winter Temperatures (OCT 2007 ....OOOPS< NEVER MIND)

    02/06/2008 8:47:27 AM PST · by milwguy · 20 replies · 158+ views
    noaa ^ | 10/09/2007 | noaa
    NOAA forecasters are calling for above-average temperatures over most of the country and a continuation of drier-than-average conditions across already drought-stricken parts of the Southwest and Southeast in its winter outlook for the United States, announced at the 2007-2008 Winter Fuels Outlook Conference in Washington, D.C., today. “La Niña is here, with a weak-to-moderate event likely to persist through the winter,” said Michael Halpert, head of forecast operations and acting deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. In the Northwest, there are equal chances for above-, near-, or below-average temperatures. Precipitation should be above average in much of the region...
  • NASA Observes La Niña: This 'Little Girl' Makes A Big Impression

    01/16/2008 8:35:42 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 74+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-16-2008 | National Aeronautics And Space Administration.
    NASA Observes La Niña: This 'Little Girl' Makes A Big ImpressionThe blue area throughout the center of this image shows the cool sea surface temperature along the equator in the Pacific Ocean during this La Niña episode. (Credit: NASA/Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio) ScienceDaily (Jan. 16, 2008) — Cool, wet conditions in the Northwest, frigid weather on the Plains, and record dry conditions in the Southeast, all signs that La Niña is in full swing. With winter gearing up, a moderate La Niña is hitting its peak. And we are just beginning to see the full effects of this oceanographic phenomenon,...
  • NASA Observes La Nina: This 'Little Girl' Makes A Big Impression

    01/15/2008 11:59:58 AM PST · by cogitator · 2 replies · 97+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | January 15, 2008 | NASA
    The blue area throughout the center of this image shows the cool sea surface temperature along the equator in the Pacific Ocean during this La Nina episode.Cool, wet conditions in the Northwest, frigid weather on the Plains, and record dry conditions in the Southeast, all signs that La Nina is in full swing. With winter gearing up, a moderate La Nina is hitting its peak. And we are just beginning to see the full effects of this oceanographic phenomenon, as La Nina episodes are typically strongest in January. A La Nina event occurs when cooler than normal sea surface temperatures...
  • No Global Warming Here

    11/16/2007 11:28:59 AM PST · by kathsua · 7 replies · 104+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | Nov 16, 2007 | ReasonMcLucus
    On October 14, 1997, Vice President Al Gore said, “For those who argue that global warming is already changing the world’s climate, this year’s El Nino weather front is more than enough evidence”, the audience was told by Gore. In the next day, a report by the San Francisco Chronicle said: “Gore links El Nino to Global Warming”. The Vice President stated at the summit that growing frequency of El Nino episodes could be connected to the gradual heating of the atmosphere caused by emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Ten years later residents in Argentina and Brazil...
  • Winter seen warmer than normal (NOAA predicts - Place your bets and Get ready to bundle up!)

    10/09/2007 10:51:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,030+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/09/07 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will have warmer-than-normal temperatures this winter in most of the country, except for the northern Plains and Northwest states, government weather experts predicted on Tuesday. As for precipitation, it will be drier than average across the Southwest and the Southeast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projected in its winter forecast. The Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, northern Rockies and Hawaii will be wetter than normal this winter, the agency predicted. NOAA also forecast a weak to moderate La Nina weather phenomenon, which is marked by unusually cold temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific, during...
  • La Nina weather phenomenon is coming: WMO

    03/03/2006 2:46:39 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 20 replies · 874+ views
    PysOrg ^ | 3/3/06 | WMO
    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said it saw unprecedented signs pointing to a looming La Nina, a phenomenon that originates off the western coast of South America but can disrupt weather patterns in many parts of the globe. In a press release, the Geneva-based agency said temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific had been between 0.5 and 1.0 C (0.9 and 1.8 F) below normal since the start of the 2006. "Combined with broader tropical Pacific ocean and atmosphere conditions, this is consistent with the early stages of a basin-wide La Nina event," it said.
  • AFTER 1950'S LIKE SUMMER, IS TROUBLE AHEAD?

    09/12/2003 3:14:28 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies · 357+ views
    Intellicast.com ^ | August 26, 2003 | Joe D'Aleo
    It has been a summer like those we experienced in the middle part of the last century. In fact the summers over the last 5 years have been very "1950's-like". In the last few years, winters have also been reminiscent of that same era. In a number of stories during the last few years and most recently in “Is Global Cooling About to Kick In?”, we showed how changes in both the Pacific and Atlantic and on the sun were suggesting a return to the climate of half a century ago. The decades of the 1940s to 1960s were characterized...
  • UN Weather Group Says La Nina Chances Increasing

    06/27/2003 1:46:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 181+ views
    Yahoo News -- Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 27,12:02 PM ET | Reuters
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Chances of floods and typhoons from the weather phenomenon La Nina are increasing, but the latest incarnation of its alter-ego, El Nino, is finished, weather experts said on Friday.   "The El Nino of 2002-2003 is now over," the United Nations (news - web sites) World Meteorological Organization (news - web sites) (WMO) said in a statement. While wreaking less havoc than its 1997-98 predecessor, which caused $34 billion of damage, the latest El Nino brought droughts to Australia and southern Africa and higher temperatures to Asia. During El Nino, which occurs every four to five years,...