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  • Brisbane (Australia) hits coldest temperature in 103 years

    07/12/2014 11:12:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    theaustralian.com.au ^ | July 12, 2014 10:59AM | Chris McMahon, Sharnee Rawson
    ******************************************************************************* If you are lucky enough to be reading this from the comfort of your blankets, it might be best to stay there, as Brisbane has hit its coldest temperatures in 103 years. Not since July 28 1911 has Brisbane felt this cold, getting down to a brisk 2.6C at 6.41am.At 7am, it inched up to 3.3C.Matt Bass, meteorologist from BOM, said the region was well below our average temperatures.“If it felt cold, that’s because it was, breaking that record is pretty phenomenal for Brisbane,” Bass said.“The average for this time of year is 12C, so Brisbane was about 9C...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary July 12, 2014

    07/12/2014 8:54:47 AM PDT · by Excellence · 22 replies
    Weather Bell Analytics ^ | July 12, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Good looking July!
  • Poor man’s polar vortex to make shocking summer return in eastern U.S. next week

    07/11/2014 1:20:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 April 2014 | Jason Samenow
    Call it the ghost of the polar vortex, the polar vortex sequel, or the polar vortex’s revenge. Meteorological purists may tell you it’s not a polar vortex at all. However you choose to refer to the looming weather pattern, unseasonably chilly air is headed for parts of the northern and northeastern U.S at the height of summer early next week.
  • Summer 'polar vortex' cooling off parts of U.S. while the West bakes

    07/11/2014 11:44:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/11/2014 | Christine Mai-Duc
    <p>Put away those shorts and tank tops, Chicago, and get ready for another "polar vortex."</p> <p>That’s what some people are calling the unseasonably cold temperatures expected to come to the northern and eastern United States next week, as a patch of cold air flows from northern Canada to the Great Lakes area and slips eastward toward the coast.</p>
  • Climate Change Could Cause More Kidney Stones

    07/11/2014 1:33:02 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 32 replies
    City Lab ^ | July 10, 2014 18:12 GMT | John Metcalfe
    When one thinks of the warming climate, the phrases that pop into mind probably aren't "nausea and vomiting," "sharp, stabbing pain," and "blood in your urine." Yet these awful symptoms could become more prolific in the coming decades, as hotter weather appears to be linked with the risk of growing a kidney stone. This disheartening prognosis comes from doctors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and elsewhere who've completed a seven-year-long study of 60,433 patients in several major U.S. cities. When the temperature goes up, there's a subsequent spike in the number of people visiting hospitals for stone issues, they...
  • Yellowstone Closes Road Because It's Melting (What a world, what a world)

    07/10/2014 9:53:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 73 replies
    Newser ^ | July 20, 2014 | John Johnson
    You'll never guess why "Firehole Lake Drive" is temporarily off-limits to tourists in Yellowstone National Park. Yes, the popular 3.3-mile loop is closed for a while because the asphalt is melting, reports National Parks Traveler. "Extreme heat from surrounding thermal areas has caused thick oil to bubble to the surface, damaging the blacktop and creating unsafe driving conditions," says a park release. While that kind of thing isn't uncommon given Yellowstone's geology, the damage to the road is "unusually severe," reports the AP.
  • Solar Notch-Delay Model Released (Dr. David Evans Mpdel --from Australia)

    07/10/2014 1:30:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Readers may recall the contentious discussions that occurred on this thread a couple of weeks back. Both Willis Eschenbach and Dr. Leif Svalgaard were quite combative over the fact that the model data had not been released. But that aside, there is good news. David Archibald writes in to tell us that the model has been released and that we can examine it. Links to the details follow.While this is a very welcome update, from my viewpoint the timing of this could not be worse, given that a number of people including myself are in the middle of the ICCC9...
  • Poor man’s polar vortex to make shocking summer return in eastern U.S. next week

    07/10/2014 11:52:33 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 28 replies
    Call it the ghost of the polar vortex, the polar vortex sequel, or the polar vortex’s revenge. Meteorological purists may tell you it’s not a polar vortex at all. However you choose to refer to the looming weather pattern, unseasonably chilly air is headed for parts of the northern and northeastern U.S at the height of summer early next week.
  • Hospitals at Increasing Risk of Overheating Due to Climate Change (Yeah, Right)

    07/09/2014 2:02:17 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 34 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | July 9, 2014 06:00 GMT | Emily Gosden
    Nine out of ten hospital wards may be at risk of overheating, increasing the dangers for vulnerable patients who are left sweltering in temperatures of more than 26C (78.8F), government advisers have warned. Poor ventilation, thin walls, low ceilings and big windows that can barely be opened are contributing to temperatures far exceeding acceptable levels during hot weather, according to the Committee on Climate Change. One fifth of domestic properties could also already be overheating, with flats especially vulnerable, it finds. The number of people dying prematurely from overheating could triple to 7,000 per year by the 2050s as global...
  • In Search Of... The Coming Ice Age (1977)

    07/08/2014 5:06:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/8/2014 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here
  • Cyclone Spying: 3-D Hurricane View Of Arthur Reveals Rain Towers

    07/08/2014 10:38:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Elizabeth Howell on
    While Hurricane Arthur was still a hurricane, the new Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory flew over the storm last week and captured its structure in 3-D. This was a good test of the new satellite, which is supposed to help NASA track these Atlantic storms to better precision than before. NASA-Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency mission allowed researchers to do better forecasting because they could track the precipitation to 1,000 feet vertically and three miles horizontally
  • Will Australia get carbon trading? The Palmer and Al Gore paradox goes on…

    07/07/2014 6:06:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 8th, 2014 | Joanne
    Palmer is offering to vote for Tony Abbott’s Direct Action Plan as long as he gets “his” Emissions Trading Scheme as well (the one he didn’t want eight weeks ago, to solve a problem he didn’t believe existed). None of it makes sense on its face. Clive Palmer, the coal miner and die-hard unbeliever, appears to “want” an ETS, the Climate Change Authority, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and direct action to reduce CO2 as well as the RET.  (And some say that Gore lost?)Is Palmer just playing games with both the Coalition and the media, holding cards for negotiation-sake,...
  • The 2014 El Nińo is looking more and more like a bust

    07/06/2014 7:51:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    //wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Peru says El Nińo threat over, waters cooling and fish returningLIMA (Reuters) – The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key ingredient in fishmeal, authorities said on Friday.Temperatures in Peru’s Pacific peaked in June, rising 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 Fahrenheit) above average levels, but have since retreated and will likely return to normal by August, the state committee that studies El Nino said.“The possibility of us seeing an extraordinary Nino is ruled out,” said German Vasquez, the head of the committee.Read more:...
  • Lying with Statistics: The National Climate Assessment Falsely Hypes Ice Loss ...

    07/06/2014 7:41:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | by Guest Blogger
    Lying with Statistics: The National Climate Assessment Falsely Hypes Ice Loss in Greenland and AntarcticaPosted on July 6, 2014 by Guest Blogger by E. Calvin Beisner and J.C. KeisterHow fast are Greenland and Antarctica losing ice?If you trust the National Climate Assessment (NCA), you’ll think, “Very fast!” And that’s intentional. The aim is to provoke fear so the American public will support the Obama administration’s aim to spend $Trillions fighting global warming.Here’s how the NCA (in Appendix 4, FAQ-L) depicts the rate of loss from the ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica: Pretty steep declines, right? Downright scary.But if there’s any...
  • More strange adventures in TSI data: the miracle of 900 fabricated, fraudulent days ( Solar Model)

    07/05/2014 5:41:12 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 4th, 2014 | Joanne
    Award Winning Skeptics and the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change »     « Weekend Unthreaded More strange adventures in TSI data: the miracle of 900 fabricated, fraudulent days Funny things happen on the Internet sometimes. Rather spectacular claims were made that 900 days of data “were fabricated”. This claim was described as not just speculation, but “a demonstrable fact”, and worse, the crime was apparently even “admitted to” by the man himself! Except that none of it was real, and three tiny misunderstood dots were not fabricated, not data, and not important. Welcome to a Bermuda-Triangle-moment in...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary July 5, 2014

    07/05/2014 11:38:16 AM PDT · by Excellence · 17 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | July 5, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Review of Arthur, past early-season hurricanes. Typhoon off Japan. 72 hour to 10 day forecast for lower 48. Arctic summer temps, sea ice.
  • Wind & Pressure Chart of Hurricane Arthur

    07/04/2014 9:46:47 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    I pulled this chart from the national data buoy center, buoy 41036 south of Morehead City, NC. Arthur passed almost directly overhead. Pretty cool.
  • Joe Bastardi's Raging WeatherBull - Friday, July 4, 2014

    07/04/2014 7:35:40 AM PDT · by Excellence · 21 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | July 4, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Continuing track of Arthur. Joe has been posting at WUWT, and I've been reading that since I fired up the computer this morning. I've learned an amazing amount of stuff, not just from Joe, but from people who post in response! So I got to Joe's post at Weatherbell kinda late. But here it is!
  • I almost hit a Deer last night. How are they surviving this drought?

    07/03/2014 4:32:07 PM PDT · by lee martell · 58 replies
    July, 3, 2014 | lee martell
    I was heading home after visiting friends in Emmeryville, a small industrial town near the Oakland/ Berkeley borders. It was a little after 11pm when I made a left turn off the freeway, onto my neighborhood block. The night fog had begun to gather, floating slightly above the cooling earth. I was approaching the first traffic stop at a four way intersection when I saw something spring up near the passenger side of my car. What I first thought was a very large Great Dane turned out to be a mature adult deer. Although I should have known no one...
  • How Climate Change Affects Terrorism (Say What???)

    07/02/2014 9:31:41 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 15 replies
    Defense One ^ | July 3, 2014 04:11 GMT | Jon Gensler
    According to the Obama Administration’s newly released National Climate Assessment, climate change is already impacting communities in every corner of the country, with an increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events – storms, floods, and droughts – and rising sea levels destabilizing the everyday lives of Americans. Worse, the impacts of these changes are accelerating, and they are affecting communities around the world. The Pentagon’s most recent Quadrennial Defense Review warns that “climate change may increase the frequency, scale and complexity of future missions.” Some of the least stable states in the world will face changing weather patterns that...
  • Raging WeatherBull [Joe Bastardi] Update on Arthur - July 2, 2014

    07/02/2014 3:37:20 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    weather bell ^ | 7-2-14 | Joe Bastardi
    video link here
  • Joe Bastardi's Raging WeatherBull Update on Arthur - July 2, 2014

    07/02/2014 1:47:24 PM PDT · by Excellence · 50 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | July 2, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Update on Hurricane Arthur.
  • EPA Gets Smacked Around by SCOTUS (June 2014 )

    07/02/2014 12:07:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Steven Hayward
    Today’s Supreme Court decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA is potentially a huge setback for the climatistas and the Obama administration’s recent proposal to regulate greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act, though it is a complicated opinion and will take a while to unravel.  It is a typical 5 -4 ruling along the usual lines, but in some ways appears to be a 9 – 0 vote against the EPA on the narrow holding, as the Court’s opinion features multiple partial concurrences and partial dissents about various sub-parts of the opinion that make it confusing to unravel. ...
  • The Solar Model finds a big fall in TSI data that few seem to know about

    07/02/2014 11:33:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 1st, 2014 | Joanne
    Leif Svalgaard claims “TSI has not fallen since 2003″. It’s technically true in a sense, but demonstrably false when discussing 11 year smoothed trends (which is written on the graph he was criticizing). Willis Eschenbach sadly was carried along. This post is in response to an overheated thread at WUWT. Both men owe David Evans an apology. The fuss is over the big fall in TSI.  Leif Svalgaard said it was “almost fraudulent” that we claimed there was a fall in TSI since 2003 since there wasn’t a fall in this dataset. He says: “There is no such drop.” I...
  • Joe Bastardi, Raging WeatherBull - July 1, 2014

    07/01/2014 5:39:05 PM PDT · by Excellence · 14 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | July 1, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Update on the progress of Tropical Cyclone Arthur.
  • Lightning bolts hit Chicago's Willis, Trump and Hancock towers at the same time

    07/01/2014 4:01:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2014
    A spectacular light show blazed over Chicago on Monday night as forks of lightning repeatedly stuck three of the city's most iconic towers at the same time. A powerful storm system swept through the Midwest last night where tornado and flood warnings were issued. The fierce weather also brought frequent lightning bolts which hit the Willis, Trump and Hancock towers all at once along the Chicago skyline.
  • Weather Channel Founder Explains the History of the Global Warming Hoax

    John Coleman, an award-winning meteorologist and weatherman with sixty years of experience and founder of the Weather Channel, produced a video explaining the history of the man-made global warming hoax.
  • Tropical Depression One Public Advisory (from NOAA)

    06/30/2014 8:38:36 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    noaa ^ | 6-30-14 | noaa
    000 WTNT31 KNHC 010301 TCPAT1 BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012014 1100 PM EDT MON JUN 30 2014 ...TROPICAL DEPRESSIONS FORMS EAST OF FLORIDA... ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR THE COAST OF EAST-CENTRAL FLORIDA... SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...27.6N 79.1W ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM ESE OF CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA ABOUT 210 MI...335 KM NNW OF THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...SW OR 225 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB...29.80 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... A TROPICAL STORM WATCH...
  • NOAA’s temperature control knob for the past, the present,..... – July 1936 now hottest....

    06/30/2014 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States. Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and future all seems to be “adjustable” in NOAA’s world. See the examples below. Josh has been busy again and writes at Bishop Hill with a new cartoon:The temperature adjustments story has been brewing for weeks principally due to the many posts at ‘RealScience’ but taken up...
  • Bastardi on Arthur (storm in the Atlantic)

    06/30/2014 12:23:10 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    twitter feed ^ | 6-29-14 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi @BigJoeBastardi · 6m I am worried this can get to cat 3 by July 4..we have it as a 2. But to put in perspective, Able, MAY 1951 was cat 3 off NC.
  • A Cool Question, Answered? ( The Solar Cycle Model of Dr. Evans of Australia)--Global Cooling

    06/29/2014 7:10:39 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Guest essay by David Archibald
    Posted on June 28, 2014 by Guest Blogger Guest essay by David ArchibaldA couple of years ago the question was asked “When will it start cooling?” Of course solar denialists misconstrued this innocent enquiry. There is no doubt – we all know that lower solar irradiance will result in lower temperatures on this planet. It is a question of when. Solar activity is much lower than it was at a similar stage of the last solar cycle but Earthly temperatures have remained stubbornly flat. Nobody is happy with this situation. All 50 of the IPCC climate models have now been...
  • Research provides new theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years ago

    06/29/2014 6:24:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    From Royal Holloway, University of LondonNew research published today (Friday 27th June 2014) in the journal Nature Scientific Reports has provided a major new theory on the cause of the ice age that covered large parts of the Northern Hemisphere 2.6 million years ago.The study, co-authored by Dr Thomas Stevens, from the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, found a previously unknown mechanism by which the joining of North and South America changed the salinity of the Pacific Ocean and caused major ice sheet growth across the Northern Hemisphere.The change in salinity encouraged sea ice to...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    06/29/2014 2:34:16 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 37 replies
    StarTrib ^ | 6/29/2024 | Josephine Marcotty
    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. | First in an occasional series On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one by one, to see how many had survived. The painful chore has become an annual ritual for Ellis, and, hardened now like a medic on the front lines, he crowned another box with a big rock to mark it. “This one is G.A.D.,” he said. “Good...
  • 6.9 Earthquake Sandwich Islands Southeast of Argentina

    06/29/2014 2:42:00 AM PDT · by bd476 · 33 replies
    Magnitude 6.9 - 154km NNW of Visokoi Island, 2014-06-29 07:52:56 UTC USGS Seismologists reduced the magnitude from 7.2 to 6.9 magnitude No Tsunami Warnings or Advisories: Preliminary Quake Information (NTWC) Location: in the South Sandwich Islands region, South Atlantic Ocean Preliminary Magnitude: 7.2(MWP) Depth: 21.7 (Mi) Lat: 55.5 ° S / Lon: 28.5 ° W Origin Time: 6/29/2014, 12:52:57 AM Bulletin 1 6/29/2014, 1:05:03 AM Last Event Details Location: in the South Sandwich Islands region, South Atlantic Ocean Magnitude: 7.2, Depth: 21.7 (Mi.) Lat: 55.5 ° S Lon: 28.5 ° W Origin Time: 6/29/2014, 12:52:57 AM
  • Sea level rise less than 1mm for last 125 years in Kattegatt, Europe — Nils-Axel Morner

    06/28/2014 11:08:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 28th, 2014 | Joanne
    Nils‐Axel Mörner has a new paper out (his 589th). For 60 years he has been tracking the coastlines close to him, and carefully isolated the exact part which appears to be the most stable. From that he shows that the real sea-level rise in Northern Europe is less than 1 millimeter a year since 1890. This is less that the 1.6mm trend in 182 NOAA tide gauges, and far below the estimates of the IPCC reports.There is also no sign of acceleration in sea-levels for the last 50 years. (How much should Europeans spend to stop a 1mm annual...
  • BIG NEWS VIII: New solar theory predicts imminent global cooling

    06/28/2014 9:42:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 27th, 2014 | Joanne
    New solar theory predicts imminent global cooling To recap — using an optimal Fourier Transform, David Evans discovered a form of notch filter operating between changes in sunlight and temperatures on Earth. This means there must be a delay — probably around 11 years. This not only fitted with the length of the solar dynamo cycle, but also with previous independent work suggesting a lag of ten years or a correlation with the solar activity of the previous cycle. The synopsis then is that solar irradiance (TSI) is a leading indicator of some other effect coming from the Sun...
  • BIG NEWS Part VII — Hindcasting with the Solar Model

    06/28/2014 9:33:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 24th, 2014 | Joanne
    The Solar Series: I Background   |  II: The notch filter  |  III: The delay  |  IV: A new solar force?  |  V: Modeling the escaping heat.  |  VI: The solar climate model   |  VII — Hindcasting (You are here)   | VIII — PredictionsAll models are wrong, some are useful. That’s how all modelers speak (except perhaps some climate scientists).The barriers to making a good climate model are many. The data is short, noisy, adjusted, and many factors are simultaneously at work, some not well described yet. Climate modeling is in its infancy, yet billions of dollars rests...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 28, 2014

    06/28/2014 8:30:54 AM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | June 28,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Hurricane forecast; Fourth of July forecast; Arctic/Antarctic cooling/ice extant.
  • Germany To Leave Its Gold In Federal Reserve

    06/24/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 19 replies
    Retired Texas Vet | 6-24-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    Angela Merkel stated today that Germany would leave its 1,500 tonnes of gold in the Federal Reserve vault in NYC for continued safekeeping. Proponents for repatriation of German gold were outraged that Angie would double-cross them after initially agreeing to have at least 674 tonnes of gold repatriated. Insiders confirmed that only 5 tonnes of gold were repatriated before shipments were inexplicably stopped. The current Federal Reserve Chairthing, Janet Yelling, announced today that the former Federal Reserve Chairthing, Ben Bernanke's computer hard drive had crashed destroying the inventory of gold on deposit with the Fed. Shockingly, the six backup copies...
  • Tackling Climate Change Would Grow Global Economy, World Bank Says (Scam Alert)

    06/24/2014 1:56:56 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 24, 2014 04:00 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Fighting climate change would help grow the world economy, according to the World Bank, adding up to $2.6tn (Ł1.5tn) a year to global GDP in the coming decades. The findings, made available in a report on Tuesday, offer a sharp contrast with claims by the Australian government that fighting climate change would “clobber” the economy. The report also advances on the work of economists who have argued that it will be far more costly in the long run to delay action on climate change. Instead, Tuesday's report found a number of key policies – none of which included putting an...
  • Big Waves in Jet Stream Mean Extreme Weather

    06/23/2014 12:04:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    scientificamerican.com ^ | Jun 23, 2014 |By | Gayathri Vaidyanathan and ClimateWire
    Sometimes, in response to natural climate patterns, the jet stream becomes abnormally wavy. Such amplified waves have coincided with heat and cold waves, droughts and flooding across the world, according to a study published yesterday in Nature Climate Change. Take the past winter in North America, for example. The eastern and central United States were plunged into a deep freeze, Alaska was unusually warm and California was dry. Above the continent, the jet stream was indulging in some unusual behavior. Its northward swing was so big that it sucked warmer air right into Alaska, which was positively balmy in the...
  • Moore’s Law: CO2 Good; Climate Change Bunk; Greens Follow Religious Fundamentalism

    06/23/2014 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    “Climate change” is a theory for which there is “no scientific proof at all” says the co-founder of Greenpeace. And the green movement has become a “combination of extreme political ideology and religious fundamentalism rolled into one.” Patrick Moore, a Canadian environmentalist who helped found Greenpeace in the Seventies but subsequently left in protest at its increasingly extreme, anti-scientific, anti-capitalist stance, argues that the green position on climate change fails the most basic principles of the scientific method. “The certainty among many scientists that humans are the main cause of climate change, including global warming, is not based on the...
  • Plants Reveal Rainfall Changes Over Last 24,000 Years (Melting Ice Not Affecting Rainfall)

    06/23/2014 3:42:24 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 2 replies
    Reporting Climate Science ^ | June 23, 2014 10:40 GMT | Not Cited
    Across the edges of the Indian Ocean, the amount of rainfall differs greatly. If it rains particularly hard in the Sumatran rain forest, the already arid region of East Africa is onset with drought. Researchers from the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), the California Institute of Technology, the Univerity of Southern California and the University of Bremen found that this cyclic, bipolar climate phenomenon has likely been around for 10,000 years. The pilot study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), sheds light on the climate system of a region whose rainfall patterns have a...
  • The scandal of fiddled global warming dataThe US has actually been cooling since the Thirties,

    06/22/2014 7:29:20 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/10916086/The-scandal-of-fiddled-global-warming-data.htm | June 21 2014 | Christopher Booker
    Full Title: "The scandal of fiddled global warming data The US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record" When future generations try to understand how the world got carried away around the end of the 20th century by the panic over global warming, few things will amaze them more than the part played in stoking up the scare by the fiddling of official temperature data. There was already much evidence of this seven years ago, when I was writing my history of the scare, The Real Global Warming Disaster. But now another damning example has...
  • BIG NEWS part VI: Building a new solar climate model with the notch filter

    06/22/2014 4:26:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 20th, 2014 | Joanne
    Open Science live — The story so far: Dr David Evans is building the O-D notch-delay solar model. It’s a much simpler big-picture approach than Global Climate Coupled Models. They use an ambitious bottom-up system where the models add up every small aspect in every small cell of the Earth’s climate atmosphere and oceans and try to predict everything, but the trap is the errors — small errors in 10,000 calculations add up to big-mush. David’s approach is top-down. He looks at the whole system from the outside, and doesn’t try to understand or predict each individual part. It’s a...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 21, 2014

    06/21/2014 3:10:16 PM PDT · by Excellence · 13 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | June 21, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe covers just about everything here. 1-10 day forecast, how well Weatherbell did last year in forecasting the winter, up to date info on the ENSO, and global ice. So it's all there.
  • Tornado Damage, June 2014 - Pilger, NE

    06/19/2014 11:27:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Nebraska Emergency Management Agency ^ | 6-17-14 | Nebraska Emergency Management Agency·10 videos
    During the afternoon of Monday, June 16, 2014, several tornadoes touched down in northeast Nebraska. Later that same evening, the Nebraska State Patrol conducted a helicopter flyover of tornado damage at the request of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The Nebraska State Patrol has a Bell 407 helicopter. The helicopter's video equipment was purchased with the use of US Department of Homeland Security grant funds.
  • BIG NEWS: Discussion---- Lubos and a few misconceptions

    06/19/2014 8:53:45 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 19th, 2014 | Joanne
    BIG NEWS Part V: Escaping heat. The Three pipes theory and the RATS multiplier »     Lubos and a few misconceptions In typical style skeptics love to criticize, it is our strength. Sadly, diplomacy, manners, courtesy — burned at the door on a moment’s notice. Sigh. After five years in this debate you’d think I’d know not to expect respect or goodwill from every fellow skeptic. Call me naive, I don’t expect them to agree with me, just to be polite.  If someone asks you for a review before they publish, would you congratulate them privately, ask questions,...
  • BIG NEWS Part V: Escaping heat. The Three pipes theory and the RATS multiplier

    06/18/2014 10:36:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 19th, 2014 | Joanne
    David Evans has analyzed the black box system that is effectively  “Sunlight In, Temperature Out”, and found a notch, a delay, and a low pass filter. The problem then is to work out their order and to fill in any other bits needed by the model. This post then, doesn’t have big blockbuster moments (sorry), but these points need to be said.Energy leaves Earth through a range of electromagnetic frequencies, but the bulk of them can be grouped into three main “pipes”. Radiation either comes directly off the land, oceans, ice and what-not on the ground, or it leaves via...
  • BIG NEWS part IV: A huge leap understanding the mysterious 11 year solar delay

    06/18/2014 10:28:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 17th, 2014 | Joanne
    Implacably, the discovery of a notch suggests a delay of anything from 10 to 20 years but most likely 11 years. (Don’t miss the delay post — two very big important concepts out in two posts). The big mystery is what could cause such a long delay in the correlation of solar radiation with temperatures on Earth?David and I spent months wondering “what on Earth” could drive it. There were many possibilities though none of them seemed to be able to respond with the right timing: A resonant slop in ocean circulation could absorb extra energy, but it was...