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  • Scientists Come Clean: Math Error Was Cause of Alarming Global Warming Study Results

    11/17/2018 6:11:23 AM PST · by savedbygrace · 26 replies
    Young Conservatives News & Opinion ^ | November 14th, 2018 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Democrats have gone completely off the rails when it comes to climate change. Even if some of us believe the climate is changing (it’s been changing for millions of years in various directions) that’s not enough for the left. Democrats are only content if you support destroying entire industries, bankrupting companies, raising taxes, wasting taxpayer money, and putting climate change deniers in jail. That’s a position that’s far too radical for most people especially when you consider the fact that there is plenty of evidence suggesting the data we’ve been force fed by the left isn’t all accurate. Here’s the...
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal closed due to snowstorm overcrowding

    11/15/2018 5:10:09 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 15, 2018
    The Port Authority Bus Terminal is so crowded with commuters waiting for buses amid a massive winter storm that the agency is blocking any more people from entering, officials said. Officials closed the doors to the facility at about 5:15 p.m. because so many passengers are waiting for buses that aren’t heading in or out. “We’re recommending passengers take trains back to NJ due to weather causing bus delays,” said a PA spokesman. The agency even tweeted that riders should find other ways to get home.
  • New, steeper Bayonne Bridge shut down after cars can't make it up the incline in snow

    11/15/2018 2:34:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 107 replies
    NJ Advanced Media ^ | November 15, 2018
    The Bayonne Bridge was shut down in both directions Thursday afternoon, making for a worse commute for those driving in the snow, sleet and rain. The bridge was shutdown by Port Authority due to slippery conditions and several cars becoming stuck on the incline of the renovated bridge, which is steeper than it used to be, spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.
  • 1st snow of the season hits DC region

    11/15/2018 6:57:48 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 15, 2018 | William Vitka
    WASHINGTON — Say it ain’t snow! The weather outside really is frightful Thursday, and staying home for a lot of school kids in the Washington area is surely delightful. But D.C.’s first snowfall has created conditions that are cold, wet and dangerous for many commuters. It isn’t just snow either. There’s also sleet and freezing rain to contend with. Check out photos of winter’s first slap of the season below.
  • God's Election Day Weather Forecast 11/6/18

    11/05/2018 3:04:35 PM PST · by JonPreston · 5 replies
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  • Why Wind Power Isn’t the Answer, And Why It Is a Dead End

    11/01/2018 8:53:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    City Journal ^ | 11/01/2018 | Robert Bryce
    On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report warning that nations around the world must cut their greenhouse-gas emissions drastically to reduce the possibility of catastrophic climate change. The report emphasizes “fast deployment of renewables like solar and wind” and largely ignores the essential role nuclear energy must play in any decarbonization effort. Four days earlier, to much less fanfare, two Harvard researchers published a paper showing that trying to fuel our energy-intensive society solely with renewables would require cartoonish amounts of land. How cartoonish? Consider: meeting America’s current demand for electricity alone—not including gasoline or...
  • Venice on 'code red' as city sees worst flooding since 2012

    10/29/2018 1:16:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 29, 2018 | Andrea Vogt
    Venice was almost completely flooded on Monday, with rain-soaked tourists evacuated from St Mark's Square as fierce storms lashed Italy. Water transport services were halted across Venice as 75 per cent of the city centre flooded to 156cm (61inc) by early afternoon, the highest level since 2012. Residents and visitors were wading through waist-high water in St Mark's Square before the mayor gave orders to evacuate the area. Police wearing hip waders carried a number of children to safety as stranded tourists waited to be ferried to higher ground.
  • Arctic warming alert moves on from polar bear symbol [because of non-extinction]

    10/29/2018 10:33:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    EU Observer ^ | Oct. 25, 2018 08:25 | Martin Breum
    The widespread image of the polar bear and the threat of its extinction is perhaps the world’s most powerful image of climate change, but for at least one of the large environmentalist groups behind it, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this image has become a dilemma. According to UN scientific assessments, the polar bear does not face extinction, and the common understanding that it does now stands in the way of more nuanced communication about climate change in the Arctic. “When the symbol gets bigger than the region itself and people don’t realize that the polar bear is...
  • Catholic bishops call for faith in 1.5°C Paris target

    10/29/2018 8:58:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Oct 26, 2018 | Sam Morgan
    Church leaders urged governments around the world to ramp up their climate action efforts on Friday (26 October), calling for “ambitious implementation” of the Paris Agreement. In a joint appeal, the presidents of the Catholic continental bishops’ conference, which represents church leaders from five continents, insisted that the international community has a “moral duty” to meet the targets of the landmark climate accord. According to the appeal, launched today in Rome, the six presidents said that the upcoming UN climate change summit in Poland this December should act as a “milestone on the path set out in 2015 in Paris”....
  • Will Global Warming Destroy the World? Ask America's Farmers: This is a Good News Story!

    10/26/2018 7:39:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2018 | Chris J. Krisinger
    With the fall harvest underway across the nation's Midwest "breadbasket," early U.S. Department of Agriculture reporting predicts record-setting corn and soybean crops for 2018.  The corn crop will be above average for a record sixth year in a row, while soybean production is projected at an all-time high of 4.4 billion bushels, up 4 percent from last year's previous record.U.S. corn, soybean, wheat, and even rice crops look to continue a trend of remarkable growth in both productivity and output.  This year, corn may yield a record 178.4 bushels per acre nationwide.  If realized, this will be the highest yield on record for...
  • A Turkish Airlines Flight Flew an Extra 800 Miles and Still Landed on Time

    10/24/2018 8:30:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 23, 2018 | Sam Blum
    A Turkish Airlines flight journeying from Panama City to Istanbul, Turkey, took the brazen step of flying an additional 800 miles outside its usual flightpath, but passengers onboard might have otherwise been oblivious. The re-route was a huge divergence from its usual trajectory across the Atlantic and through the Mediterranean, but thanks to excess windspeed harnessed by the jet stream, Flight 800 touched down on Turkish soil on time and unscathed. Wired first noticed the Airbus A330's arch-shaped journey on the website Flight Radar. On a mock-up rendering of the flight, the plane traverses the U.S. eastern seaboard before skirting...
  • Why Some Scientists Say Global Warming Is Out and Global Cooling Is In

    10/23/2018 7:08:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2018 | By Justin Haskins and H. Sterling Burnett
    In a world riddled with climate-change doomsday predictions, a small but growing number of scientists are saying the highly touted climate models predicting steadily increasing global temperature due to humans’ carbon-dioxide emissions are wrong and that Earth could soon face something even more dire: global cooling. One such climate scientist is Valentina Zharkova, an astrophysicist at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom. Zharkova and her team of researchers say that based on mathematical models of the Sun’s magnetic activity, it’s likely Earth will experience decreasing magnetic waves over a 33-year period beginning in 2021. Zharkova is not alone. In...
  • ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Willa Grows to Category 5, Takes Aim at Mexico

    10/22/2018 11:18:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    ktla ^ | October 22, 2018
    The hurricane was expected to pass over or near the Islas Marias — a set of islands about 60 miles offshore that include a nature preserve and a federal prison — early Tuesday, then blow ashore in the afternoon or the evening between the resort town of Mazatlan and San Blas, a distance of about 140 miles (220 km). The governments of Sinaloa and Nayarit states ordered coastal region schools to close and began preparing emergency shelters. Mazatlan, with a metropolitan-area population of about 500,000, is a popular vacation spot. It is closer to the U.S. than most other Pacific...
  • Hurricane Willa Threatens Migrant Caravan: Storm Due to Hit Mexico, Experts Warn

    10/22/2018 5:18:58 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 68 replies
    NN ^ | 10/22/18 | Jay Greenberg
    As the migrant caravan re-forms in Mexico, swelling to a massive 7,000 strong herd following a dramatic storm of the Guatemala-Mexican border over the weekend, the army of immigrants now faces a new threat from Hurricane Willa as it makes it's way to the United States Southern Border. Forecasters are now warning that the "extremely dangerous" category 4 storm will make landfall on Tuesday/Wednesday and is heading for the path that the migrant caravan will eventually cross as it pushes toward the US seeking American asylum.
  • A Mild Winter May Be in Store for Much of U.S., NOAA says

    10/19/2018 11:22:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    States from the Pacific Northwest through the Northern Plains and into the Northeast are likely to see above-average temperatures, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center reported. No parts of the country are due to see a colder-than-normal winter. Meantime, drier-than-average conditions are expected for the Great Lakes and portions of the Northern Rockies and the Northern Plains. Those factors could mean less snow from the Mountain West to the Midwest, where lake-effect-snow season is right around the corner. Even so, it’s no time to ditch the shovels and heavy winter jackets, with NOAA warning that its forecast...
  • Get ready for a wet and warm winter: Forecasters say weak El Nińo will lead to 'unusually mild' [tr]

    10/18/2018 12:42:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    AP ^ | October 18, 2018 | Staff
    Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nińo brewing, U.S. meteorologists said. The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation. The greatest chance for warmer than normal winter weather is in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Montana, northern Wyoming and western North Dakota.
  • Good News: Waffle House Food Truck Feeds Hurricane Victims

    10/18/2018 7:43:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    The diner chain has its food truck in Panama City and they’re giving out free, tasty food to residents and relief workers. The beloved Southern eatery is known for staying open and cutting prices during hurricanes and they’ve been feeding hungry folks there for days from their truck. Waffle House has been tweeting photos of people lined up at the food truck, along with their location for the day and the hashtag, "#ScatteredSmotheredandRecover.
  • Great nighttime images of USA here

    10/16/2018 7:12:31 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 30 replies
    NOAA ^ | Today | NOAA
    Great views of the continental US at night are at the link. Then choose the size image you want. Note North Dakota!
  • Ex-UN leader helps launch climate ‘adaptation’ initiative

    10/16/2018 8:46:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associatied Press ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 11:35 AM EDT | Mike Corder
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for a sense of urgency Tuesday as he launched a new commission that aims to accelerate and expand ways the world can prepare for climate change. “Without urgent adaptation action, we risk undermining food, energy and water security for decades to come,” Ban told guests as the Global Commission on Adaptation got underway in The Hague. The commission’s mandate is to encourage the development of measures to manage the effects of climate change through technology, planning and investment. Ban is leading the group with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and World Bank CEO Kristalina...
  • Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

    10/14/2018 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
    Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways due to icy conditions. The heaviest snow fell in an area stretching from Boulder, Colorado, through Wyoming to Montana’s Beartooth Mountains. The National Weather Service reported snowfall measuring between 3 and 13 inches (8 to 33 centimeters) south of Sheridan, Wyoming, over the last 24 hours. About 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow fell...