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  • Earth is 'experiencing a global warming spurt'

    01/06/2016 8:16:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | January 6, 2016 | By John Upton
    Scientists say cyclical changes in the Pacific Ocean have thrown Earth’s surface into what may be an unprecedented warming spurt, following a global warming slowdown that lasted about 15 years. While El Niño is being blamed for an outbreak of floods, storms and unseasonable temperatures across the planet, a much slower-moving cycle of the Pacific Ocean has also been playing a role in record-breaking warmth. The recent effects of both ocean cycles are being amplified by climate change. A 2014 flip was detected in the sluggish and elusive ocean cycle known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, or PDO, which also...
  • Climate Models Go Cold

    06/06/2011 10:18:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Financial Post ^ | April 8, 2011 | David Evans
    The debate about global warming has reached ridiculous proportions and is full of micro-thin half-truths and misunderstandings. I am a scientist who was on the carbon gravy train, understands the evidence, was once an alarmist, but am now a skeptic. Watching this issue unfold has been amusing but, lately, worrying. This issue is tearing society apart, making fools out of our politicians. Let's set a few things straight. The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s. But the...
  • Minn., Wis. set low pressure records

    10/26/2010 11:23:31 PM PDT · by justa-hairyape · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 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...
  • Five Decades Of Cooling Ahead

    12/24/2009 3:44:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 86 replies · 4,041+ views ^ | December 24, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Climate Change: A peer-reviewed study by a respected Canadian physicist blames the interplay of cosmic rays and chlorofluorocarbons for 20th-century warming. The CFCs are now gone, and so is warming — perhaps for the next 50 years. Much of the nation got a white Christmas this year, some in unprecedented quantities. A record-breaking storm deposited 12 to 30 inches of snow in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Many places set records for the most snow in a single December day as more than 50% of the U.S. was covered by the white stuff. Scientists (and here we use the word...
  • What happened to global warming?

    10/09/2009 3:36:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 2,468+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2009/10/09 | Paul Hudson
    Climate correspondent, BBC News This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998. But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures. And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise. So what on Earth is going on? Climate change sceptics, who passionately and consistently argue that man's influence on our climate...
  • Global Warming or Global Cooling?

    08/24/2009 2:48:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 2,290+ views ^ | August 24, 2009 | Jason Lomberg
    Global Warming or Global Cooling? by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor - August 24, 2009   Gentlemen, start your debating—according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the July average was the highest recorded ocean temperature in 128 years. July’s worldwide average of 62.6 will revive the global warming debates, inasmuch as some will cite this as evidence of climate change.July’s high water mark (pun intended) will certainly be repeated ad nauseum by politicians, journalists, and activists of all stripes. With reports of ocean temperatures topping 88 degrees, there appears to be clear evidence of global warming—at least one would surmise...
  • Pouring cold water on global warming - Global cooling has arrived. Global warming is dead.

    05/14/2009 11:49:44 AM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies · 2,719+ views ^ | 13 May 2009 | Terri Jackson
    There is now irrefutable scientific evidence that far from global warming the earth has now entered a period of global cooling which will last at least for the next two decades. Evidence for this comes from the NASA Microwave Sounding Unit and the Hadley Climate Research Unit while evidence that CO2 levels are continuing to increase comes from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Professor Don Easterbrook one of the principle speakers at the recent World Conference on climate change held in New York in March this year attended by 800 leading climatologists, has documented a consistent cycle of warm...
  • Science disproves global warming

    11/28/2008 10:23:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies · 1,793+ views ^ | 11/25/2008 | Dick Little
    We have not heard much about global warming lately. Politicians and social engineers are no longer urging us to prepare for the worst. Self-proclaimed climate scientist, Al Gore has been silent. What's happening here? Canadian columnist, Lorne Gunter, has been following this story closely. In Canada, unlike the United States, there's still some honest journalism being practiced. Gunter is skeptical of the theory. His anti-global warming data has been widely distributed north of our border. He also notes scientists who don't believe the theory is correct are having difficulty being heard in Canada, but it's not as bad there as...
  • A new satellite predicts at least 23 years of global cooling

    11/21/2008 3:31:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 86 replies · 3,344+ views
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | Nov 16, 2008 | Cliff Harris
    Several Canadian environmental scientists agree that the new Jason satellite indicates at least a 23-year cycle of global cooling ahead. Count me in! This oceanographic satellite shows a much larger than normal persistent Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO). Cooler PDO phases usually last 21 to 25 years, so we should be quite chilly as a planet until at least 2030, maybe longer. Remember, I have another cycle of intense global warming, as I mentioned at our March 2, 2007 climate seminar at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, due by 2031 to 2038, when all of my major cycles 'collide in chaos.' These...