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  • Our evil planet kills countless humans every year – why bother to save it?

    11/26/2015 3:30:30 PM PST · by ground_fog · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 24th, 2015 | Colin Quinn
    If this planet exploded tomorrow I wouldn’t shed a tear. Environmentalists say evil mankind is destroying a beautiful God-given place. Really? Mudslides, earthquakes and twisters kill millions (thousands) of people every year. Innocent planet? I judge by deeds not words. Yes, pollutants kill. But so do rockslides. If you talk to the average resident of a natural disaster location, they will be glad to tell you the planet has done as much evil as the average multinational in terms of lives taken in their local community.
  • MEPs snub regulation of cow methane [European Union]

    11/24/2015 5:55:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 23 Nov 2015, 09:27 | Peter Teffer
    It was perhaps not Eric Andrieu's most stately speech in the European Parliament. But when the center-left French MEP tabled a last-minute change to new air pollution rules, he did manage to elicit laughter and applause from several of his colleagues. "At the risk of disappointing you, mister president, the European Parliament does not yet have the power to stop cows from farting or burping," said Andrieu, in Wednesday 28 October's plenary session. The vice-chair of the EP's agriculture committee heard many of his fellow MEPs laugh, and smiled. [...] After Andrieu made his fart joke, MEPs passed his amendment,...
  • UN: Weather-Related Disasters Occur Almost Daily (Women, children hardest hit)

    11/23/2015 9:42:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 | Tom Miles
    GENEVA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday. While the report authors could not pin the increase wholly on climate change, they did say that the upward trend was likely to continue as extreme weather events increased. Since 1995, weather disasters have killed 606,000 people, left 4.1 billion injured, homeless or in need of aid, and accounted for 90 percent of all disasters, it said. A recent...
  • Midwest faces deep freeze in wake of snow storm

    11/22/2015 6:06:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2015 | Associated Press
    A deep freeze set in across the Midwest on Sunday with low temperatures forecast in the single digits and a few below zero, turning the season's first major snow into ice that made some roads treacherous to travel. After snow on Friday and Saturday across much of the region, temperatures plunged behind the front. The National Weather Service forecast 20 degrees or lower across six states from North Dakota to Illinois. Fargo, North Dakota, could dip to 11 degrees by early Sunday. Madison, Wisconsin, could see 7 degrees and Des Moines 12. Parts of Iowa, northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin...
  • Season's first snow is Chicago's largest November snowfall in 120 years

    11/22/2015 3:39:12 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21, 2015 | Marwa Eltagouri
    Chicago gets its largest November snowfall in 120 years. The season's first snowfall dropped as much as 17 inches across Chicago's northern suburbs, and the total of 11.2 inches at O'Hare International Airport made it the largest November snowfall in 120 years. ... According to the weather service, this was the second-largest November snowstorm, behind only a 12-inch snowfall Nov. 25-26, 1895. This month is catapulted to the fourth snowiest November on record with more than a week remaining. The three snowiest Novembers were: 1940 with 14.8 inches, 1895 with 14.5 inches and 1951 with 14.3 inches.
  • NOAA: Deaths Caused by Severe Weather Hit 22-Year Low in 2014

    11/16/2015 5:42:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/12/15 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Severe weather caused 333 deaths in the United States in 2014, according to the National Weather Service's Summary of Natural Hazard Statistics for 2014. That was the fewest in 22 years. "Fortunately, the United States was again spared any major land falling tropical storms. There were no U.S. tropical storm related deaths in 2014," according to the report. The last time there were fewer "fatalities caused by severe weather" was in 1992, when 308 such deaths were recorded, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "For the third consecutive year, weather-related deaths dropped significantly," said the NOAA summary. NOAA...
  • Have We Seen Our Ten Day Forecast?,At Least The Northern States Are In For More Global Warming !!

    11/15/2015 7:01:01 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 37 replies
    Well for those of you who live in the upper half of the mainland, by now you already know how cold it will be five to ten days from now. Some states even pushing the 20's at night. Now, didn't some of the far left turkeys claim that Global Warming is real and end the argument already? OK, tell that to the residents of every state from Washington to New York.
  • Consumer Reports Finds How Fuel Economy And Performance Drops When VW Diesels Stop Cheating

    11/13/2015 9:11:13 PM PST · by Cowman · 41 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 10/09/15 3:17pm | David Tracy
    So Consumer Reports decided to put a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and a 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI to the test. To activate the car’s cheat mode, they pumped the accelerator pedal 5 times while the ignition was in the “on position” but the engine was off. To avoid being “kicked out” of the cheat mode when the car noticed the rear, undriven wheels spinning, CR simply unplugged the rear wheel speed sensors. Simple as that. Cheat mode activated. They ran their standard Consumer Reports drive cycle. This involved a city traffic simulation on the track and a 65 MPH highway...
  • This Weeks Early Blizzard.Global Warming?,Maybe Al Gore Would Like To Explain?

    11/11/2015 7:42:07 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 21 replies
    For those of you who live in the states getting nailed by this blend of snow/rain/cold/tornadoes, maybe you can explain this unusual event being its only the first/going on second week of November. How did "Al Gores Global Warming" create this first "Blizzard From Hell" that is wreaking havoc in the west/rust belt. Lets hear some of your scientific explanations.
  • Cold sun rising

    11/11/2015 2:17:45 PM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 11, 2015 | Sam Khoury
    New studies flip climate-change notions upside down The sun will go into "hibernation" mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society's annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it - the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova's model is said to have near-perfect accuracy. So what is a "solar minimum"? Our sun doesn't maintain a constant intensity. Instead, it cycles in spans of approximately 11 years....
  • Did ExxonMobil commit securities fraud by denying climate change?

    11/09/2015 7:44:09 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    csm ^ | 11-9-2015 | Mike Tokars
    New York state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, and US Rep. Ted Lieu (D) of California are both looking into whether the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company intentionally misled the public and company shareholders about its own knowledge of climate change and the inherent risks it posed to the oil industry. The outcry started in September, when InsideClimate News published an investigation asserting that, since the 1970s, ExxonMobil, has known of fossil fuels' contribution to climate change. The company's own scientists are said to have raised concerns that were contradicted by executives. Another inquiry published in the Los...
  • [Future Headline] Global Warming Causes November Hurricane Kate! Raise Carbon Taxes Now!

    11/09/2015 1:11:51 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 7 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | ublished Nov 9 2015 01:05 PM EST | NA
    Tropical Storm Kate has strengthened near the central Bahamas. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft investigating the system found that maximum sustained winds had increased to 45 mph as of late Monday morning. Kate has maintained this intensity as of early Monday afternoon. Kate is not a direct threat to the United States, but will continue to impact the Bahamas with gusty winds and locally heavy rain through early Tuesday morning. (MORE: Follow Tropical Storm Kate With Our Interactive Storm Tracker) Highlights: Tropical Storm Kate was centered 30 miles east-southeast of Eleuthera in the Bahamas as of early Monday afternoon....
  • Bill Nye demolishes climate deniers: “The single most important thing is .... climate change."

    11/08/2015 12:47:28 PM PST · by CedarDave · 124 replies
    Salon ^ | November 6, 2015 | Sean Illling
    On Nov. 10, Bill Nye will release a new book titled “Unstoppable.” As only Bill Nye can, he uses the book to explain the science behind climate change, debunks popular myths, and asks readers to take action in their own lives to create a sustainable future. The book is shot through with optimism, but Nye has no illusions about what lies ahead. The message is simple: Climate change is real; humans are causing it; and we have no choice but to build a better and cleaner world. Salon spoke with Nye about his new book and about his broader intentions....
  • Just in Time for Paris—Ice Galore(Antarctic ice growth)

    11/08/2015 6:51:02 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/7/2015 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    It must come as total consternation to all those people who have claimed for years now that “climate change” or “global warming” as it used to be termed is about ready to “incinerate” all life on earth. For example, “climate modellers” like S. Rahmstorf at Germany’s PIK have claimed for years that the polar regions would be most sensitive to any warming and that the polar ice masses were going to recede in a great hurry and that the ocean levels would rise fast. In reality, none of that is the case. In fact, the polar ice masses continue to...
  • Another Inconvenient Truth? New NASA Study Finds Antarctica Is Gaining Ice!

    11/03/2015 1:00:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/03/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Well this is awkward. Just a month after former Aussie PM Tony Abbott openly questioned global warming data (and was 'replaced'), a new NASA study finds another inconvenient truth - Antarctica has been adding more ice than it's been losing, challenging other research, including that of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, that concludes that Earth’s southern continent is losing land ice overall.As Christian Science Monitor reports, In a paper published in the Journal of Glaciology on Friday, researchers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Maryland in College Park, and the engineering firm Sigma Space...
  • Ooops! New NASA study: Antarctica isn’t losing ice mass after all !

    11/03/2015 10:01:52 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies ^ | October 31, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    From the “settled science” department and former chief alarmist Jay Zwally, who for years had said the Arcticwas in big trouble (only to have his prediction falsified), comes this Emily Litella moment in climate science: “Never mind!”. Curiously, WUWT reported back in 2012 about an ICEsat study by Zwally that said:ICESAT Data Shows Mass Gains of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Exceed Losses. I surmise that with the publication of this second study, the original is now confirmed. I suppose John Cook will have to revise his “Denial 101” video on Antarctica now. This map shows the rates of mass changes...
  • Did we really save the Ozone Layer?

    11/02/2015 5:02:13 AM PST · by norwaypinesavage · 23 replies
    Watt's Up With That ^ | October 26, 2015 | Steve Goreham
    Another year has passed and that stubborn Ozone Hole over Antarctica refuses to go away...The Ozone Layer is known to block ultraviolet rays, shielding the surface of Earth from high-energy radiation. Scientists were concerned that degradation of the ozone layer would increase rates of skin cancer and cataracts and cause immune system problems in humans...World consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances has been reduced to zero over the last three decades
  • Paris Protocol Amounts to Massive Transfer of the Wealth of Nations (Climate Change Fraud)

    10/31/2015 7:30:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 27, 2015 | 5:23 PM EDT | Nicolas Loris and Katie Tubb
    Delegates from around the world will meet in Paris in December to negotiate an international climate treaty with the goal of reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. Some countries will push a green agenda to increase use of energy resources such as wind and solar, and decrease the use of more affordable, reliable, and efficient energy from coal, oil, and natural gas. But theres another clear agenda for most of the developing countries attending the Paris Protocol. And it involves a different kind of green. Climate negotiations leading up to the Paris conference called for a Green Climate...
  • Large igneous provinces linked to extinction events

    10/30/2015 12:22:44 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 34 replies
    Science Daily ^ | October 30, 2015 | Geological Society of America
    Mass extinction events are sometimes portrayed in illustrations of volcanic eruptions causing widespread destruction. According to Dr. Richard E. Ernst of Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, expert on Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs), this interpretation may have some truth behind it, but not in the instantaneous way we might think. Ernst will report on his research on 1 November at the Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The basaltic lava flowing from ancient volcanoes and the portion of magma (liquid rock) emplaced underground can create geologic conditions linked with climate change and, subsequently, extinction events. This climatic effect...
  • Patricia slams Mexico Pacific Coast as Category 5 hurricane

    10/23/2015 5:25:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Patricia roared onshore in southwestern Mexico on Friday evening, bringing lashing rains, surging seas and cyclonic winds with what forecasters called a potential to cause "catastrophic" damage. The storm's center made landfall near Cuixmala, about 55 miles (85 kilometers) west-northwest of the port city of Manzanillo. Record wind speeds measured earlier in the day had fallen off somewhat to 165 mph (270 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said, but Patricia was still an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm.
  • 81 Major Corporations [] Sign WH Pledge to Back Global Climate Change Deal (truncated)

    10/20/2015 10:08:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2015 | 5:21 PM EDT | Mairad McArdle
    Eighty-one major corporations with operations in the U.S.including Google, Facebook, Apple, Coca Cola and General Motorshave taken a White House pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future. Signing the White Houses American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge shows a continuing commitment to action preventing global warming and is intended to set an example for other companies to pursue similar policies, according to a statement released by the White House. It also shows the signatories support...
  • NASA: current El Nio appears likely to equal the event of 1997-98

    10/20/2015 8:55:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies ^ | October 19, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    From NASA Goddard and JPL:This visualization shows side by side comparisons of Pacific Ocean sea surface height anomalies of what is presently happening in 2015 with the Pacific Ocean signal during the famous 1997 El Nio. These 1997 and 2015 El Nio animations were made from data collected by the TOPEX/Poseidon (1997) and the OSTM/Jason-2 (2015) satellites. Credits: NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA studying 2015 El Nio event as never beforeNASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTEREvery two to seven years, an unusually warm pool of water sometimes two to three degrees Celsius higher than normal develops across the eastern tropical...
  • Apple's Tim Cook to Join Group of Corporate Leaders Tackling Chinese Environmental Problems

    10/19/2015 3:36:39 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 11 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | October 19, 2015 20:50 UTC | Roger Fingas
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining the CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization, a group formed by the Paulson Institute and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges in order to divert the environmental impact of China's urban growth. "Apple is committed to running our global operations on 100 percent renewable energy and we're working hard to reduce emissions throughout our global supply chain," Cook said in prepared statement from the Paulson Institute. "We look forward to participating in the CEO Council's effort to advance China's green transformation and hope to do our part in helping China reach its climate goals."
  • Too Much Ice? Not Enough Ice? Blame Climate Change!

    10/19/2015 9:11:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/19/2015 | Michael Walsh
    The end is near! The universal, voodoo all-purpose bogeyman: Climate Change. World savers are anything but. They always have an unspoken motive. H.L. Mencken saw the self-appointed saviors for what they were almost a century ago, when he said the “whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”The most persistent hobgoblin of the last quarter-century has been global warming, now called climate change but eventually to be known as extreme weather, or some such other fright-inducing...
  • France's leading TV weather forecaster suspended for questioning global warming orthodoxy

    10/16/2015 7:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Philippe Verdier is a household name in France, known for his nightly weather forecasts on government television broadcaster France 2.  That gig ended abruptly on Monday, when he released a promotional video for his new book.  The U.K. Telegraph explains: Climat Investigation (Climate Investigation) [claims] that leading climatologists and political leaders have “taken the world hostage” with misleading data. In a promotional video, Mr Verdier said: “Every night I address five million French people to talk to you about the wind, the clouds and the sun. And yet there is something important, very important that I haven’t been able...
  • SHOCK CLAIM: World is on brink of 50 year ICE AGE and BRITAIN will bear the brunt

    10/16/2015 6:27:10 AM PDT · by arthurus · 68 replies
    EXPRESS ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | Nathan Rao
    Crippling blizzards, snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures threaten a yearly dose of Arctic misery for the next FIFTY YEARS at least - and possibly decades more. Climate experts warn a rare pattern of water cooling in the north Atlantic will trigger a chain reaction of events leading to a fully-blown ice age. The say the UK is on alert for a serious climate situation with regular winter whiteouts pushing emergency services to the limit.
  • Claim: NASA simulation indicates ancient flood volcanoes could have altered climate

    10/14/2015 1:25:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    This is a plume of ash from the Sarychev volcano in the Kuril islands, northeast of Japan. The picture was taken from the International Space Station during the early stage of the volcanos eruption on June 12, 2009. Credits: NASAFrom NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER and the maybe they should have checked with Willis first department comes this modeling claim:In June, 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines exploded, blasting millions of tons of ash and gas over 20 miles high deep into the stratosphere, a stable layer of our atmosphere above most of the clouds and weather. Certain gases...
  • New methane scare off Washington coast begs the question: did anybody look for these before?

    10/14/2015 12:10:08 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies ^ | October 14, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    I have to wonder, before the scientific world went nuts looking for GHG boogymen under every rock and tree, had anyone observed methane venting in this area before? While they enlisted the help of fishermen now, would anyone bothered to have documented these bubble plumes 50-100 years ago? I think not. They claim it is not likely to be just emitted from the sediments; this appears to be coming from the decomposition of methane that has been frozen for thousands of years. yet offer no methodology for how they determined that. I seems to be little more than...
  • Climate Doomsayers Ignore Benefits Of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Now compiled in a new report

    10/12/2015 10:45:26 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    From the GWPF:London 12 October: In an important new report published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, former IPCC delegate Dr Indur Goklany calls for a reassessment of carbon dioxide, which he says has many benefits for the natural world and for humankind.Dr Goklany said: Carbon dioxide fertilises plants, and emissions from fossil fuels have already had a hugely beneficial effect on crops, increasing yields by at least 10-15%. This has not only been good for humankind but for the natural world too, because an acre of land that is not used for crops is an acre of...
  • With Another Vicious Winter Coming,What Will BLM Movement Do When They Need Power Restored?

    10/11/2015 7:43:15 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 17 replies
    Lets say come late December/January, a vicious polar vortex blizzard falls on towns like Baltimore and/or St.Louis. Like in most intense blizzards, power goes out and many residents don't have fireplaces. Now, aren't most electricians/technicians that restore power "White"? It will be a scenario where "Now All Of A Sudden The Black Lives Movement Need Our Help". But for the duration of the summer some of the activists wanted to see dead cops&dead white people. Do they have any idea who maintains their electricity and comes to their rescue during extended black-outs?
  • NASA Expert: El Nio Is Too Big to Fail

    10/10/2015 6:32:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    Climatologists are predicting that this winter will be unusual across the country because of El Nio that is brewing in the Pacific Ocean. Theres no longer a possibility that El Nio wimps out at this point. Its too big to fail, Bill Patzert, a climatologist for NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told the LA Times. And the winter over North America is definitely not going to be normal. Scientists say El Nio is getting stronger because of rising sea-level ocean temperatures in the Pacific Ocean and a change of directions of the wind along the equator. According to LA Times, that...
  • Solar Update October 2015

    10/09/2015 11:06:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Guest essay by David Archibald
    Solar Update October 2015 Anthony Watts / 1 day ago October 8, 2015 Guest essay by David ArchibaldIntroductionWhile Solar Cycle 24 is well into its decline in terms of F10.7 flux and sunspot number, several types of solar activity have risen dramatically over 2015. The solar wind flow pressure, for example, is now at a two decade high. That in turn means that the low in neutron count for this cycle may be more than a year out. This also means that the expected, much-awaited solar-driven cooling could be put off for at least year, with the consequence that the...
  • Unexpected information about Earth's climate history from Yellow River sediment

    10/09/2015 10:35:39 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 14 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/9/2015 | Uppsala University
    By meticulously examining sediments in China's Yellow River, a Swedish-Chinese research group are showing that the history of tectonic and climate evolution on Earth may need to be rewritten. (Snip) Weathering of this eroded material also constitutes a further mechanism that may explain the reduced levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide at the beginning of the Ice Age. The researchers' next step will be to compare terrestrial and marine records of erosion to gauge how far sediment storage on land has impacted the marine record.
  • A major maritime disaster is underway in the Atlantic and it is subject to a media blackout?

    10/04/2015 6:33:03 AM PDT · by cll · 146 replies
    10/04/2015 | cll
    An 800 ft. cargo vessel sailing from Jacksonville to San Juan in the vicinity of a major hurricane with 33 crew on board loses power, starts listing, sends a distress signal and goes missing now for four days. Drudge has a link to the story just as a side of other hurricane stories. The story goes largely ignored by the mainstream media. Even Free Republic has taken it down from Breaking and Front Page news. That's 33 souls, 28 of which are Americans, possibly lost at sea or struggling to survive. A major U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue effort...
  • Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary October 3, 2015

    10/03/2015 11:41:12 AM PDT · by Excellence · 23 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | October 3, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    The oceans are warm, mostly because of the El Nio, but Joe expects a crash in a couple of years.

    10/01/2015 11:32:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/01/2015 | by JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Scientists have discovered a hitherto unknown cooling process which may pose a serious threat to man-made global warming theory. According to a study by the Institute of Catalysis and Environment in Lyon (IRCELYON, CNRS / University Lyon 1) and the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), the oceans are producing unexpectedly large quantities of isoprene – a volatile organic compound (VOC) – which is known to have a cooling effect on climate. Isoprene is a gas that is formed by both the vegetation and the oceans. It is very important for the climate because this gas can form particles that...
  • Forecast predicts Hurricane Joaquin will charge up Chesapeake Bay

    09/30/2015 6:26:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/30/15 | Scott Dance
    The center of Hurricane Joaquin could be churning up the Chesapeake Bay come Monday morning, bringing flooding rains and storm surge with it.The storm which was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane Wednesday morning is still about 200 miles east of the Bahamas, but is expected to strengthen and shift northward soon, according to the National Hurricane Center.Joaquin is expected to make a right turn and speed up the Eastern Seaboard starting Friday, before crossing the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Sunday and heading up the Chesapeake on Monday. While forecasts are tenuous several days...
  • Michelle Stirling: Paris is about saving green investors, not the Earth

    09/30/2015 11:49:19 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Recently, it was revealed that Volkswagen had been duping diesel-emissions tests on some of its high-end environmentally friendly cars. People were outraged. The CEO resigned. About the same time, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley told the Alberta Chambers of Commerce that her province had better get its environmental house in order or it would have measures imposed upon it. She also said that Alberta has bad air.Really? I challenge that statement. In 2011, Canadas air was judged to be the third highest quality in the world. In 2006, Environment Canada reported that Red Deer was an unusual hot spot for poor...
  • Keep an eye on TS Joaquin, Strong Hurricane Is Potentially Heading Toward Outer Banks

    09/29/2015 9:18:10 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Just a heads-up to anyone in the NC to DE area, a Cat4 is potentially headed your way. Keep an eye on TS Joaquin
  • At summers end, 60 percent of Texas abnormally dry or in drought

    09/29/2015 5:16:53 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 2:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 | Patrick Beach - American-Statesman Staff
    This weeks drought map from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a familiar picture of Texas: about 60 percent of the state somewhere between abnormally dry and being in extreme drought, affecting more than 12 million people. At the start of the summer, that drought percentage was only 4.6. Here are five things you need to know about the current weather and long-range forecast, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Aaron Treadway.
  • About Four More Weeks Of Global Warming News.Then "They Go In Hiding"For Six Months.

    09/28/2015 3:53:56 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 22 replies
    And has anyone ever take notice that Obama, Kerry and the rest never discuss Global Warming during the six months of winter? Can we assume that the likes of Al Gore go hiding in Florida and California? Who can't wait till December when the average temperature in the United States is 35, and for much of the country,between "0 and 10" degrees at night.Then come the next three months when we will be watching the news and every week it will be another "Polar Vortex","Ice Storm" or "The Weekly Blizzard From Hell". Us conservatives will just be laughing all winter...
  • Global Climate Sham.The Argument Is Over?Yet They Wont Name A Nation In Dire Straights.

    09/26/2015 5:39:48 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 21 replies
    Every time we hear the likes of Obama and Kerry adamantly declare that Global Warming and Global Climate is real, they still never point out an example. It's beyond laughable at this point. The leftist leaders keep insisting that we are experiencing global warming/climate change as we speak, yet they never say where! Is Italy or Great Britain under water? Has either pole melted? are all countries along the equator on fire or so hot that we are having mass evacuations? God! we just can't wait for November and El Nino to come. Lets see them blame the upcoming vicious...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary September 26, 2015

    09/26/2015 2:31:42 PM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | September 26, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Very short Saturday Summary today. 6-15 day outlook.
  • New computer model says human emissions can render Earth ice free

    09/25/2015 10:52:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 79 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    From the department of global roasting and theUNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS, where great ideas like this one are formed at Halloween parties, (yes really, see PR) comes this claim:UAF model used to estimate Antarctic ice sheet meltingTo see how burning up the Earths available fossil fuels might affect the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists turned to a computer program developed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. The ice would disappear, they found, and that conclusion is making headlines across the world.UAFs Parallel Ice Sheet Model was the perfect tool to find out whether human emissions are sufficient to...
  • Feds new college scorecard excludes top conservative, Christian colleges

    09/25/2015 10:43:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 09/25/2015 | VIVIAN HUGHBANKS
    Hillsdale, Grove City colleges among those snubbed by Department of Education The new “College Scorecard” released by the Department of Education and the White House that ranks universities excluded several institutions widely considered among the best conservative colleges in the nation: Hillsdale and Grove City colleges. The feds claimed Hillsdale, which offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum grounded in Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions, does not grant enough bachelor degrees to be ranked, while Grove City – a staunchly Christian institution – was snubbed because it refuses federal funding. The “College Scorecard” was released last week and is a collection of...
  • World's largest PR firm won't represent coal producers or climate change 'deniers' anymore

    09/25/2015 10:36:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/25/2015 | by Michal Addady
    Edelman, the worlds largest public relations company, has decided not to continue working with certain environmentally unfriendly companies after receiving negative publicity, the Guardian reports. Edelman was recently criticized for working with fossil fuel companies and fake front groups that supported a Canadian pipeline project. They have since decided to stop working with coal producers, since theyre the biggest contributors to climate change, and groups that try to greenwash the truth and spread misinformation. Edelman, which grew 8.5% in the 2014-2015 fiscal year according to PR Week, lost a good number of big clients when it made clear its position...
  • Lottery drivers take note: Heavy snow expected overnight in Denali

    09/20/2015 8:56:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jeff Richardson
    FAIRBANKSAn early winter storm is expected to dump as much as 18 inches of snow into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve overnight, causing rangers to temporarily close portions of the road for travelers today. With about 10 inches of snow falling by noon at the Eielson Visitor Center at Mile 66 of the Park Road, crews closed the road to incoming traffic this morning at Mile 53 at Toklat River. The closure was lifted later this afternoon, although a winter weather advisory remains in effect through Monday morning. The conditions mean an uncertain trip for winners of...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary September 19, 2015

    09/19/2015 10:44:42 AM PDT · by Excellence · 21 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | September 19, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
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  • Long range weather outlook for upcoming winter season

    09/18/2015 7:04:15 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    wgrz ^ | 9-18-2015
    The Climate Prediction Center Thursdayreleased its late fall / early winter forecast for the United States. This forecast includes the months of October, November and December. Graphics show Western New York is forecast to have a warmer, and drier than normal, period during these three months. This seems to follow what can be typically expected during an El Nino event. During strong El Nino events like this year, warm waters in the tropical Pacific ocean cause a strengthening of the Pacific jet stream which tends keep cold air bottled up in Canada and an active strorm track across the Southern...
  • EMP versus AGW - Is There a National Death Wish? (AGW = Global Warming)

    09/18/2015 9:29:07 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/18/15 | Norman Rogers
    EMP or ElectroMagnetic Pulse is a disturbance that affects and sometimes destroys electrical and electronic devices. SNIP Much is uncertain about an EMP attack. It might not be as bad as the worst case. It might turn out that our infrastructure is fairly resistant. We dont know a lot because not enough testing has been done. We do know that relatively minor efforts at hardening could make a huge difference in national survival. Yet nothing is being done. SNIP For some reason best explained by psychiatrists, we are spending vast sums, potentially trillions, to reduce CO2 emissions in order to...