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  • Think it’s unusually warm outside? Then you must be left-wing: Climate change beliefs affect…

    11/26/2014 12:36:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:49 EST, 26 November 2014 | Jonathan O’Callaghan
    If you don’t believe in climate change, you’re less likely to feel that the weather is getting warmer—and vice versa. That’s according to a study that analyzed how people remembered a particularly warm winter in the US in 2012. And they found those who believed in climate change remembered it being warmer, while those who didn’t thought it was colder. The research, published in Nature Climate Change, was carried out by three US sociologists—Dr. Aaron McCright of Michigan State University, Dr. Riley Dunlap of Oklahoma State, and Dr. Chenyang Xiao of American University. …
  • Dear Northeast, How’s that solar working out for ya?

    11/25/2014 6:33:07 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/24/2014 | Marita Noon
    A couple of months ago, effective in November, National Grid, one of Massachusetts’ two dominant utilities, announced rate increases of a “whopping” 37 percent over last year. Other utilities in the region are expected to follow suit. It’s dramatic headlines like these that make rooftop solar sound so attractive to people wanting to save money. In fact, embedded within the online version of the Boston Globe story: “Electric rates in Mass. set to spike this winter,” is a link to another article: “How to install solar power and save.” The solar story points out: “By now everyone knows that solar...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas

    11/23/2014 11:41:49 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | November 23, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The scene might have been considered serene if it weren't for the tornado. During 2004 in Kansas, storm chaser Eric Nguyen photographed this budding twister in a different light -- the light of a rainbow. Featured here, a white tornado cloud descends from a dark storm cloud. The Sun, peeking through a clear patch of sky to the left, illuminates some buildings in the foreground. Sunlight reflects off raindrops to form a rainbow. By coincidence, the tornado appears to end right over the rainbow. Streaks in the image are hail being swept about by the high swirling winds. Over...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (11/22)

    11/22/2014 7:26:44 AM PST · by Excellence · 20 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | November 22, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Comparison of this winter with 1976. This November looks like, and may even be colder than, 1976. "When you know you have a similar pattern, you go to the similarities." The bottom line is, it's not global warming.
  • Rise in Crop Production increasing levels of Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere

    11/21/2014 7:51:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Maine News ^ | 11/21/2014 | Betty Laseter
    Scientists have revealed that levels of carbon dioxide increase in the Northern Hemisphere during summers each year as plants absorb carbon dioxide to convert sunlight into food. The CO2 levels again rise as the plants release CO2 after the growing season. Scientists have found that corn, rice, wheat and soybean are the four leading crops that account for maximum CO2 release in the atmosphere of Northern Hemisphere. Crops act as sponge for CO2 and it could be said that the sponge effect has become bigger because of the advancements in agricultural techniques, leading to more production. There is a sharp...
  • 141 year old cold weather record falls in Jacksonville ( Florida )

    11/21/2014 6:34:48 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    WJXT ^ | Nov 20 2014 | Blake Mathews
    24 degrees breaks old record of 30 set in 1873. Thursday morning not only broke an "ancient" record from 1873, but we also dropped to the second coldest temperature ever recorded in the month of November in Jacksonville. According to the National Weather Service, for the second morning in a row, Jacksonville set a new cold weather record. Thursday mornings temperature dropped to a bone chilling 24 degrees breaking the old record of 30 degrees set in 1873. If that wasn't cold enough for you, Thursday's 24 degrees also marks the second lowest temperature ever recorded in the month of...
  • Quicky Mid-November 2014 ENSO Update--AUSTRALIA’S BOM UPGRADES ENSO TRACKER STATUS TO EL NIÑO ALERT

    11/20/2014 1:54:32 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Bob Tisdale
    Guest Post by Bob TisdaleAUSTRALIA’S BOM UPGRADES ENSO TRACKER STATUS TO EL NIÑO ALERTOn November 18, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) upgraded the conditions in the tropical Pacific from El Niño “watch” to “alert” levels, “indicating at least a 70% chance of El Niño occurring”.  See the rest of their update here.NOAA’S WEEKLY NINO3.4 DATA The sea surface temperature anomalies of the NINO3.4 region of the equatorial Pacific are a commonly used ENSO index. NOAA’s Oceanic NINO Index is a form of the data of that region. According to NOAA’s weekly sea surface temperature data for the NINO3.4 region, as of...
  • Germany gives up on emissions target. Japan emits more CO2 than ever

    11/20/2014 1:42:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | November 18th, 2014 | | Breitbart- London
    So much for momentum on climate change. Reality bites. Without nuclear power, Japans emissions have hit a new record high. At the same time, even with 17% of its energy from Nuclear power, and with 23,000 wind turbines, Germany stands no chance of reaching its emissions targets. The rich, technologically advanced nation that has spent more than any other on green energy admits they’ve failed. Those who want to stop producing CO2 have billions of dollars to spend on advertising and pointless windmills, but in the end, chemistry and physics can’t be bought. If renewables could provide cheap reliable power,...
  • Drone Footage Shows How Lake-Effect Storm Battered Upstate New York

    11/19/2014 3:08:34 PM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://www.mrctv.org ^ | november 19, 2014 | Katie Rodriguez 
    A remarkable lake-effect snowstorm dumped six feet of snow on upstate New York Tuesday in a mid-November snowstorm dubbed "snowvember." For those unfamiliar with heavy snowstorms, this drone gives an inside look at what living in an area with heavy snow is like. The National Weather Service reported that some areas of Buffalo received six feet of snow in just a matter of hours:
  • A Winter Car Survival Kit Will Keep You Warm in Emergency Situations

    11/18/2014 8:09:58 PM PST · by Kartographer · 92 replies
    American Preppers Network ^ | 2/2/13 | Craig Caudill
    When traveling in cold weather it is wise keep a winter survival kit in your car. The most obvious place to put this valuable kit is in your trunk, so unlike other survival kits, a car survival kit can be larger and more bulkier. The focus of a car survival kit is to help maintain your core body temperature to as close to 98.6 degrees as possible. There are a variety of ways this can be done but here is a list of items that should be in your car during the winter in cold climates. This winter kit will...
  • All 50 states have below freezing temperatures (11/18 a.m.)

    11/18/2014 11:02:01 AM PST · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 18, 2014 | Tim Buckley, WFMY-TV Meteorologist
    Meteorologist Tim Buckley of WFMY-TV writes on Facebook: All 50 states have low temperatures BELOW freezing tonight. (Monday night) Yes, even Hawaii. Tall mountain peaks there regularly get below freezing, and even get snow. This typically happens a few times during winter, but is very rare this early in the season. Pretty neat!
  • You'll never guess what we have here on the ground in Buffalo...(vanity)

    11/18/2014 3:45:02 AM PST · by fhayek · 64 replies
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    2' of snow overnight and rising. Sheesh. Did Al Gore just pass through town or something?
  • Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth

    11/17/2014 12:06:54 AM PST · by wille777 · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/16/14 | Clayton B. Reid
    Casey says the evidence is clear that the earth is rapidly growing colder because of diminished solar activity. He says trends indicate we could be headed for colder temperatures similar to those seen in the late 1700s and early 1800s when the sun went into a "solar minimum" — a phenomenon with significantly reduced solar activity, including solar flares and sunspot. .... If "Dark Winter" is right, that means the nation is busily preparing for the wrong calamity. "We don't have 10 years," Casey warns. "We've squandered during President Obama's administration eight years . . . and we didn't have...
  • Are you a "believer" a "denier" ... or an "agnostic"?

    11/16/2014 12:22:47 PM PST · by zencycler · 47 replies
    self | 11/16/2014 | self
    Are you a "believer" a "denier" ... or an "agnostic"? When you put together a large group of people who are all certain that they can predict what will happen 100 years from now, a group that demonizes those who stray even a little from their beliefs, a group claiming that if everyone follows them, we will be saved, but if they don't we will be doomed - then in most cases, that group is called a religion. Like most religions, this group also elevates the importance of mankind, so much so that humans are viewed as having more power...
  • Claim: Warmest oceans ever recorded

    11/15/2014 5:36:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST“This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since their systematic measuring started. Temperatures even exceed those of the record-breaking 1998 El Niño year,” says Axel Timmermann, climate scientist and professor, studying variability of the global climate system at the International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa.From 2000-2013 the global ocean surface temperature rise paused, in spite of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations. This period, referred to as the Global Warming Hiatus, raised a lot of public and scientific interest. However, as of April 2014 ocean warming has...
  • How to make a storm glass to predict the weather!

    11/15/2014 1:01:12 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    youz tube ^ | 11-2-14 | NightHawkInLight
    The Storm Glass was first invented in the mid 1700's, and soon made it's way into ships and harbors around Europe to help give warning of approaching bad weather. It gained the most fame through Admiral FitzRoy who used a Storm Glass on the voyage in which he and Darwin traveled to the Galápagos Islands. As such, the instrument is sometimes called a 'FitzRoy Storm Glass'. Due to the use of vodka rather than pure ethanol and water, the proportions I use to make the Storm Glass in my video breaks somewhat from the traditional ratios, but the recipe is...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary 11-15-2014

    11/15/2014 9:54:07 AM PST · by Excellence · 10 replies
    weatherbell ^ | 11-15-2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Jo Bastardi discusses the weather.
  • Why did China pick 2030? Oh look…

    11/13/2014 9:51:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Joannenova.com.au ^ | November 14th, 2014 | | Joanne
    After nine months of secret negotiations President Obama managed to get the Chinese to agree to stop their emissions rising after 2030. But look what else is peaking in 2030. Population.China: Projections of population growth Did Obama do his homework? Seems President Xi did.h/t to Andrew V
  • As Media Updates Possible Ferguson Threats,They Should Mention The Near Sub-Freezing Weather.

    11/13/2014 3:59:25 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 50 replies
    We have all brought this up over the last few weeks. It is Freezing in Missouri! We have posted our comical replies regarding if and how they will protest in Ferguson in the worst case cold weather scenario. Has the media even mentioned how difficult it would be to protest with an average nightly temperature of 25 degrees? Any of these thugs who are looking forward to causing more havoc need to keep in mind that they will likely acquire frost bite in their hand/fingers and not to mention a severe case of the flu!
  • Arctic Storm Has State Shoveling Tumbleweeds (Climate Change Alert)

    11/12/2014 11:06:00 PM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | 11/11/2014 | AP
    An arctic storm system has some Coloradans shoveling out from under tumbleweeds rather than snow. Tumbleweeds piled up several feet high around houses and shops and along roads in and around Colorado Springs and Pueblo on Monday as the system moved from north to south across the state. Peggy Perales of the National Weather Service in Pueblo says winds gusted up to 60 mph as the storm moved in. That also kicked up blinding dust in the region, with the worst of it lasting for about an hour.
  • US confirms climate agency websites hacked

    11/12/2014 3:24:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 12, 2014 6:06 PM EST | Brandon Bailey
    A U.S. Congressman says hackers from China were able to breach computer systems operated by the federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service and other climate-related programs. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency spokesman Scott Smullen confirmed in a statement Wednesday that four websites were “compromised by an Internet-sourced attack,” forcing the NOAA to perform unscheduled maintenance in recent weeks. …
  • The big Cold Front Nov 10, 2014

    11/10/2014 6:22:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 88 replies
    Self | 10 November, 2014 | Self
    The cold front passed through Colorado today. I had a long drive home from Colorado Springs to NW of Golden. The roads had been warm so the snow initially melted, then froze when the temperature plummited. So many people driving way too fast. Saw so many wrecks and cars off in the ditch that I lost count. Near home the highway was closed for a while to clear a two-truck collision. Right now it is 10F. The wood-burning stove fireplace insert has a blazing fire and it is 70F inside. Anyone else here on FR affected by this cold front?
  • Climate change – follow the money

    11/10/2014 11:28:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 5 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    One of the greatest inanities that occurs in the climate wars is the claim that skeptics are lavishly funded by “big oil” or other political interests. t is a claim that is made multiple times daily and blogs and newspaper articles and magazine articles and yet where is the evidence that such a thing is a reality? I’m often targeted as being in the pay of one of those interest and yet when you look at my reality I had to beg for help to get to Bristol, to visit the Mann and Cook lectures. I relied on the good...
  • Turning back time or, Is it getting hot?

    11/09/2014 6:55:30 AM PST · by outofsalt · 31 replies
    My pea brain | 11/09/2014 | outofsalt
    Having been buoyed by the election results this year, I did not suffer my usual depression of adjusting the clocks back to daylight standard time as deeply as usual. It seems some folks are very sensitive to this biannual experiment with time. Some suffer in the spring as we, “spring forward” and others, like me, have a hard time adjusting to the early darkness of, “falling back”.
  • VIDEO: Plane manages tricky landing during high winds at O'Hare

    11/09/2014 5:54:20 AM PST · by EBH · 57 replies
    Friday, November 07, 2014 07:15AM CHICAGO (WLS) -- Aviation officials reported delays and some cancellations for flights at O'Hare Airport Thursday due to high winds, making landings for some flights - like this one - a bit tricky.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (11/8)

    11/08/2014 7:57:28 AM PST · by Excellence · 28 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | November 8,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Vary long explanation of the "polar vortex" that will, supposedly, attack this coming week. Very interesting explanation. Things are not as some forecasters might portray it. It's still going to be ugly, possibly for Thanksgiving. Joe argues for more research for short term forcasting, because the current modeling isn't terribly accurate because of changes, maybe because of solar dimming. Maybe. But this is the problem; that there isn't enough research done for short-term forecasting. Case in point: The sudden crash of the Southern Oscillation index and its effect on the feedback of heat from energy released by convection activity is...
  • Polar Vortex coming next after NOAA say don't expect a polar vortex this winter

    11/08/2014 4:23:10 AM PST · by Perdogg · 57 replies
    NOAA says no polar Vortex Polar Vortex coming to the US the end of next week
  • IPCC recycles global doom and wants a small part of everything you own

    11/07/2014 8:46:06 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    jjjoannenova.com.au ^ | November 3rd, 2014 | Jjjoanne
    Gullible journalists are swooning today with more and glorious prophesies of disaster.This from the team that relies on simulations that not only fail on global scales1, but they can’t predict regional2, local3, short term, continental, or polar effects4 either. They are also wrong about humidity5, rainfall6a,6b,6c, drought7 and clouds8, as well as the all-important upper tropospheric patterns too.9, 10 Speaking to the BBC earlier, Dr Pachaudri said today’s announcement was, categorically, the “strongest, most robust and most comprehensive” document that the IPCC has produced.  — BBC They are robustly, comprehensively, and consistently wrong.  But it’s OK, they only want 0.06%...
  • Frigid Week Ahead for Most of the U.S.

    11/07/2014 8:18:56 PM PST · by Signalman · 29 replies
    Roy Spencer ^ | 11/7/2014 | Roy Spencer
    Brace yourself for more “polar vortex” news stories by the middle of next week. An unusually widespread and persistent cold air mass will grip all but the U.S. Southwest and Florida by late in the week. It’s origins can be traced back to eastern Siberia a week ago, then it crossed the Arctic Ocean and northwest Canada. It will enter Montana and the Dakotas on Sunday, then gradually sink south and east as the week progresses. The latest forecast for 7-day average temperature departures from normal shows widespread 10 to 15 deg. F below normal over much of the nation...
  • Jim Steele’s Climate Change Presentation to the IEEE Life Members

    11/07/2014 7:54:54 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | November 3, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Climate Sensitivity and Droughts: Landscape Changes and Ocean Oscillations vs CO2On October 15, 2014 in Berkeley CA, I was invited to speak to the LIfe Members of the International Electrical and Electronic Engineers and speak about my insights to climate change as presented in my book Landscapes and Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism.Here, the first 2 parts of a 4 part presentation can be viewed via Youtube. I’d greatly appreciate all feedback, good and bad, as I prepare for a few future talks.Part 1: Climate Sensitivity and Drought: Landscape Changes vs CO2www.youtube.com This segment discusses my personal...
  • The new GOP Senate is already gearing up to cause climate mayhem (OHNOZ)

    11/06/2014 5:00:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    grist.org ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Ben Adler
    On Tuesday night, Republicans won big: They picked up governorships in blue states like Maryland, Massachusetts, and Illinois, and they held House seats in competitive districts with embarrassing incumbents like Michael Grimm of New York, who physically threatened a reporter and is under indictment for tax evasion. But their biggest win by far was taking control of the U.S. Senate. As of this writing, Republicans had already secured 52 Senate seats, thanks to knocking off Democratic incumbents or replacing retiring Democrats in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Another GOP pick up is probable in...
  • Weather Channel Morning Show Beats CNN, MSNBC

    11/06/2014 3:30:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | John Nolte
    According to the Weather Channel, its 6am "Wake Up with Al Roker" beat both CNN's New Day" and MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this month:"Morning Joe" has been shedding viewers for about a year. "New Day" is shaping up to be one of television's all-time titanic disasters. In other words, it's not that Al Roker's numbers are so high, it's that CNN's and MSNBC's numbers are so low. Overall, this is another sign of the slow-motion fall of left-wing cable news networks. While -- thanks to great producing, on-air talent, and a willingness to cover news stories the left-wing MSM ignore --...
  • Congratulations, Voters. You Just Made This Climate Denier the Most Powerful Senator...

    11/05/2014 8:48:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    newrepublic ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Rebecca Leber
    In handing Republicans control of the Senate on Tuesday, Americans effectively voted for the party's hostile plans against President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. Their votes also put the Senate's environment and climate policy into the hands of the worst science-denier in national politics: Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, who is almost certainly the next chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Inhofe claimed in 2003 that global warming might help humanity. “It's also important to question whether global warming is even a problem for human existence. Thus far no one has seriously demonstrated any scientific proof that increased global...
  • Depressed Climate Scientists advised to use F-word

    11/03/2014 11:57:26 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | November 2nd, 2014 | Joanne
    What do you get when you believe a failed theory? Climate DepressionInstead of being a bad thing, climate depression is a normal healthy response when the data doesn’t match the theory. Either the theory has to change or the scientist has to stop pretending to be a scientist. Too bad there is a whole industry of depressed “journalists” propping up depressed scientists. They award them with pretend Nobel Prizes they don’t really have, and extend their pain and confusion by making out that researchers on good salaries who produce models that don’t work are the victims.Naturally, those who don’t understand...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (11/1)

    11/01/2014 11:42:43 AM PDT · by Excellence · 35 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | November 1,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    More on winter forecast and onset of limited El Nino.
  • November snow earliest in recorded history

    11/01/2014 9:31:29 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 58 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 01 November 2014 | Jason Old
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The snow that fell in the Midlands on Saturday morning is the earliest in recorded history. Since 1880, there has never been a snowfall in Columbia before this date, according to the National Weather Service. How rare is this event? The first freeze doesn't normally happen until November 10. Some areas reported 2-3 inches of the white stuff. The snow stayed mostly to the north and to the west of Columbia. Areas in Lexington county experienced the largest accumulations.
  • Tomorrow Is November 1.Global Warming Activists Back On Their Seven Month Vacation.

    10/31/2014 7:13:25 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 14 replies
    Al Gore and his rich global warming friends are probably packing up and off to Florida and/or the Caribbean for the long frigid winter. So this must be the pattern. Come May they start up again blaming every warm weather event on Global Warming right through the fall, and as soon as it gets cold, off to the south! But in the meantime at least we will all have fresh meat to throw at them with another record cold winter, with no response whatsoever from Gore and his band of global climate frauds!
  • ‘Bad, Bad Science’: Weather Channel Founder Says Climate Change Is a Myth

    10/27/2014 9:42:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Fox News Insder ^ | October 27, 2014 10:45 pm | (The Kelly File)
    Many officials in the Obama administration—including Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama himself—have repeatedly hammered home the message that climate change is one of mankind's greatest threats. According to Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman, however, there is no scientific proof that supports man-made climate change. […] He added that he’s not alone in doubting the science behind man-made climate change: 9,000 experts with Ph.Ds and 31 scientists have signed a petition stating that carbon dioxide is not a significant greenhouse gas and that much of the research behind climate change is “bad, bad science.” …
  • US Having Its Coolest Year On Record

    10/25/2014 10:19:14 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Steven Goddard Wordpress ^ | October 25, 2014
    The percentage of US HCN stations to reach 90 degrees was the smallest on record this year, with four of the five coolest years occurring above 350 PPM CO2. The most widespread heat occurred in 1931, when more than 98% of stations were over 90 degrees.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary October 25, 2014

    10/25/2014 8:25:40 AM PDT · by Excellence · 14 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | October 25, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Final winter forecast.
  • F1 tornado causes damage in Kelso/Longview area

    10/23/2014 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 7 replies
    KGW Portland ^ | 23 October 2014 | Teresa Blackman
    Story at link
  • Climate Change PROVED to be 'Nothing but a Lie', Claims Top Meteorologist

    10/22/2014 11:33:15 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 30 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | October 22, 2014 12:00 GMT | Jason Taylor
    John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible. Instead, what 'little evidence' there is for rising global temperatures points to a 'natural phenomenon' within a developing eco-system. In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: "The ocean is not rising significantly. "The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number. "Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing). "I have...
  • Shouldn’t be we fighting a war on terrorism not on fossil fuels?

    10/21/2014 7:04:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Marita Noon
    “You are responsible for President Obama’s re-election,” I told 150 folks from the oil and gas industry—most of whom were conservative Republicans. I spoke to them on October 15 in San Angelo, TX. A reporter covering the event wrote that I “stunned the crowd by telling them they were largely responsible for getting the president re-elected, and asking them if they knew how they had helped.” He continued: “The room was very quiet for several moments as Noon waited to see if anyone would volunteer an answer.” We know President Obama has been waging a war on coal—with tens of...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary October 18, 2014

    10/18/2014 11:18:17 AM PDT · by Excellence · 17 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | October 18, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Hurricanes and historical records, this year's El Nino. Factors Weatherbell is looking at on their way to predicting this year's winter.
  • Pellet Stove Use In The Northlands.

    10/13/2014 1:43:43 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 43 replies
    self | 10/13/14 | self
    I was wondering how many of you in the Northlands, Portland, Maine West. I was wondering how this affected your heating bill and how you have prepped for the coming freeze.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (10/11)

    10/11/2014 9:08:28 AM PDT · by Excellence · 15 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | October 11, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe's Saturday rant on global warming, Michael Mann, and near weather.
  • Sneaker wave warning on Washington, Oregon coasts

    10/10/2014 9:42:45 PM PDT · by steve86 · 29 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 10, 2014 | John de Leon
    PORTLAND — The National Weather Service says dangerous sneaker waves are possible this weekend on the coast of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Waves as high as 18 feet could unexpectedly reach farther up the beach than expected or knock people off jetties and rocks. The weather service says people at the beach shouldn’t turn their back on the surf. end nothing follows 0 Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: National Weather Service, Oregon, sneaker waves
  • Michigan's Great Lakes water levels may do something only achieved 4 times in last 154 years

    10/09/2014 6:04:12 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 58 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | October 09, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels may do something only achieved four times in the last 154 years. This time of year is normally the season when Great Lakes lake levels begin to fall. Typically evaporation is greater than precipitation and runoff from rivers and streams. So there is normally less water going into Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior at this time of year. On Lakes Michigan-Huron July is typically the high water month. Lake Superior usually sees peak water level in July or August. This year is different. Lakes Michigan-Huron, and Lake Superior have continued to rise, even...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum ( Oct 2014)

    10/08/2014 8:59:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    From NASA Goddard, October 7, 2014: On Sept. 19, 2014, the five-day average of Antarctic sea ice extent exceeded 20 million square kilometers for the first time since 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The red line shows the average maximum extent from 1979-2014. Image Credit: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio/Cindy StarrSea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s. The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only...
  • Cold Temps Set Record as Snow Arrives in Chicago (IE.Climate change happens)

    10/05/2014 11:56:14 AM PDT · by jerod · 24 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 • Updated at 11:38 AM CDT | NBC Chicago
    The earliest snow spotting in Chicago is Sept. 25, which occurred in 1928 and again in 1944, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday’s snowflakes mark the third earliest snow sighting since the city began recording.