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  • The World's BIGGEST HOLES

    09/25/2016 11:03:00 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 22 replies
    video of various sink holes of the world
  • Rep. Tom McClintock trolls Obama's climate adviser (Video: put her to shame)

    09/23/2016 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Video Credit: YouTube California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock started a Congressional hearing by reading a Washington Post article detailing the impacts of global warming on the Arctic ecosystem. He read: “The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and some place the seals are finding the water too hot.” He then asked Obama's top climate adviser Christy Goldfuss, "Is this the crisis you're referring to?", referring to new guidance her council issued on accounting for global warming impacts. Goldfuss said, "It's a crisis we're trying to address...I'm not familiar with that report." Then McClintock nailed her saying, "Perhaps...
  • Co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, shows that Anthropogenic Global Warming is a Hoax

    09/22/2016 11:42:42 AM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    Rebel Media ^ | Sept. 13, 2016 | Patrick Moore
    Truth @ Carbon Dioxide (CO2): Patrick Moore After watching the 20 minute video revisit this clip which (preset to start)reveals:"How about the United Nations Inter-governmental panel on Climate Change? Unfortunately, they are totally conflicted by their own mandate. See, their brief is to focus on 'a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere'. They are not required to consider the many natural factors that affect the climate. So, if the IPCC were to find that humans were not the main cause of climate change - or...
  • Gloria Steinem Supports Abortion Because: “Forced Childbirth is the Single Biggest Cause...

    09/19/2016 9:28:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | Emily Derois
    FULL TITLE: Gloria Steinem Supports Abortion Because: “Forced Childbirth is the Single Biggest Cause of Global Warming” “Forced childbirth is the single biggest cause of global warming,” Gloria Steinem said at a recent gala celebrating Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region’s 75th Anniversary. Steinem, a prominent abortion activist in the feminist movement, gave the keynote address at the event, The Commercial Appeal reported. She used the opportunity to celebrate the nation’s largest abortion chain and push abortions. Steinem began her 20-minute speech by promoting “reproductive rights.” She said: “Nothing but nothing is more important than ensuring our fundamental right to reproductive...
  • Kerry: Climate Change Skeptics Believe 'Extra Water is Just Going to Spill Over the Sides of…' [tr]

    09/16/2016 5:38:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 16, 2016 | 10:14 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Secretary of State John Kerry says, climate change skeptics believe that with “the melting of the ice and the rise of sea level, all that extra water is just going to spill over the sides of a flat Earth.” Kerry made the comments Wednesday at the Global Fishing Watch reception in Washington, D.C. “We now have the highest rate of increase of acidity in the ocean in 50 million years,” Kerry said. “And believe it or not, scientists have the ability to measure that. And that acidity changes the capacity of particularly crustaceans to be able to grow.” …
  • Sarkozy comes out of the closet as a climate skeptic

    09/15/2016 7:49:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 15 Sep 2016 09:00 GMT+02:00
    Nicolas Sarkozy, who is fighting to regain the presidency that he lost to François Hollande in 2012, has finally come out of the closet as a climate skeptic. Speaking in front of business leaders, Sarkozy, a candidate for Les Republicains party primary in November, told them that man alone was not to blame for climate change. “Climate has been changing for four billion years,” the former president said according to AFP. “Sahara has become a desert; it isn’t because of industry. You need to be as arrogant as men are to believe we changed the climate.” …
  • Just ... dang (Island in the Eye of a Massive Supertyphoon)

    09/14/2016 9:53:38 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 14 replies
    CNN
  • Workers will lose jobs in green revolution, admits EU’s energy boss

    09/12/2016 9:39:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 09/13/2016 | James Crisp
    Workers will lose their jobs as Europe shifts to a green economy, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič has admitted, amid warnings the world faces political and economic turmoil not witnessed since the 1930s. Šefčovič made an impassioned plea for national governments to make sure that no one was thrown on the scrapheap of the green revolution. But, he added, “climate change is here and it poses an imminent danger.” “We should not create obstacles by not taking good care of people who may be intimidated by this transformation,” he said before calling for social programs such as retraining those made...
  • “Feels-Like” Weather And The Latex Glove Index

    09/09/2016 10:10:27 PM PDT · by RogerEsq · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2016 | Roger Banks
    “Current temperature 95 degrees,” the weather man said, and hastened to add, “but it feels like a hundred and five.” Immediately I stood up. The time had come to test a longstanding hypothesis. I packed a winter coat, hat, and gloves; a notepad; and a No. 2 Ticonderoga pencil. With these things in hand, and my three-in-one thermometer-compass-magnifier keychain survival tool, I headed for the door. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/07/feels-like-weather-and-the-latex-glove-index/#ixzz4JpHhlEus
  • KSA May Get Heaviest Rain in 21 Years

    09/05/2016 12:06:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Arab Peninsula will experience this year a wave of heavy rain not witnessed in the region for the past 21 years due to the La Nina factor, a weather expert has said. “La Nina is a complex weather pattern resulting from variations in ocean temperatures in the Western and Central Pacific regions. It affected the region several years ago in 1996 and 2010. This weather pattern is characterized by heavy rain,” Turki Al-Jamman told local media. According to him, La Nina is one of the most extreme weather conditions and enjoys much attention of physicists, and considered one of...
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • Communist China’s Legislative Body Mulls Paris Climate Accord, As Obama Takes the Executive Route

    08/30/2016 5:30:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 30, 2016 | 4:22 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The Standing Committee of China’s rubberstamp parliament is meeting to discuss formally acceding to a far-reaching climate change agreement negotiated in Paris last year, amid signs that President Obama is preparing to take the same step — but without Senate ratification — possibly within days. The White House maintains that the climate accord is an executive agreement, not a treaty, and therefore does not require the Senate’s advice and consent. Obama travels to China this week for a G20 summit in Hangzhou, and climate change is high on the agenda both for the summit and for his bilateral meetings with...
  • WHY IT MATTERS: Climate Change

    08/29/2016 3:16:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 29, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: It's as if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live on two entirely different Earths: one warming, one not. Clinton says climate change "threatens us all," while Trump tweets that global warming is "mythical" and repeatedly refers to it as a "hoax." Measurements and scientists say Clinton's Earth is much closer to reality.
  • I like Tuesdays weather!!

    08/27/2016 6:19:44 PM PDT · by djf · 61 replies
  • Human-induced climate change began earlier than previously thought [barf]

    08/27/2016 3:50:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Wednesday 24 August 2016 13.23 EDT | Ian Sample, Science Editor
    Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century. The first signs of warming from the rise in greenhouse gases which came hand-in-hand with the Industrial Revolution appear as early as 1830 in the tropical oceans and the Arctic, meaning that climate change witnessed today began about 180 years ago. Researchers in Australia found evidence for the early onset of warming after trawling through 500 years of data on tree rings, corals and ice cores that together form...
  • Marinea – Sustainable ‘Village At Sea’ – Plans To Use Bitcoin

    08/25/2016 1:24:59 PM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    Cyptocoinnews.com ^ | 25 August 2015 | Elliot Maras
    Marinea, a company planning to establish a self-sustaining “Village At Sea’ between Miami and Cuba, plans to use bitcoin as its currency and eventually have its own electronic currency. Bitcoin, a decentralized currency with no centralized governing authority, naturally fits the Marinea goals of being an independent, self-sustaining society. Marinea is a utopian concept for a village existing in harmony with nature, where citizens will be able to live their lives as they see fit. Another goal is to address the challenges related to limited available land for food cultivation and human habitation. According to its website, the project has...
  • Obama Off To Baton Rouge.But Will It Be An All Invited,Or Carefully Selected Crowd?

    08/22/2016 7:52:31 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 17 replies
    So Tomorrow,Obama is headed to Baton Rouge.But you have to wonder,who will he be speaking to? Obama is heading into a very angry state! Does anyone know what the game plan is?,will it be open to all,or as usual, "A Carefully Selected Group Of Individuals". You know,like the ones Hillary needs to hire to show up at her rallies.
  • Planned, forgotten: Unfinished projects could've spared thousands from Louisiana flood

    08/21/2016 5:27:22 AM PDT · by fella · 27 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 20 August 2016 | Steve Hardy& David J. Mitchell
    Trey Poirrier and Jerry Gravois stood in waist-deep floodwater near the St. Amant Fire Department Monday morning trying, unsuccessfully, to reach a relative’s waterlogged home. Nearby, caskets were floating around the Methodist church. Volunteer boaters sailed by them with a rescued family of five, including three girls young enough to attend close-by Lake Primary School, also under water. “The pictures and the videos don’t serve it justice until you get out here,” Poirrier remarked. This is South Louisiana in August 2016 — people reduced to pleading for diapers in Central, whole neighborhoods wrecked in Baton Rouge, and most of Denham Springs...
  • Meteorologist: ‘This Heat Wave Is Child’s Play Compared to 1930s’

    08/16/2016 11:36:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 15, 2016 | 4:54 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Meteorologist Joe Bastardi says the current heat wave in most parts of the U.S. — which tied the 135-year-old record temperature in Washington, D.C. on Saturday — is “child’s play compared to the 1930s.” […] “Washington area farmers were certainly not spared in 1930, as intense, prolonged hot spells gripped the region during late July and early August,” according to a 2010 article in the Washington Post. “The official temperature recorded on July 20 was 106°F, which holds the record as the highest temperature ever recorded in Washington. “Unofficially, 110°F was recorded that same day on Pennsylvania Avenue and 108°F...
  • Obama: 'One of the Most Urgent Challenges of Our Time is Climate Change'

    08/15/2016 10:42:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 15, 2016 | 6:02 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Barack Obama picked one of the hottest weekends in the Northeastern U.S. to discuss climate change. “One of the most urgent challenges of our time is climate change,” the vacationing president said in his Saturday radio address. He touted his efforts to cut pollution, including from cars and trucks, assuring Americans, “we’re not done yet.” Obama announced that before he leaves office, “We’ll release a second round of fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles. We’ll take steps to meet the goal we set with Canada and Mexico to achieve 50 percent clean power across North America by 2025. And...
  • TORNADO IN MANILA

    08/14/2016 4:13:31 AM PDT · by knarf · 3 replies
    FB ^ | August 14, 2016 | knarf
    Sorry ... only FB video referencesHEREandHere None of our family is in the path
  • Physicist Predicts Global Cooling, Warming Alarmists Want Research ‘Silenced’

    08/13/2016 9:29:23 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Trey Sanchez
    Global warming alarmists resist any science that doesn’t toe their line, and one physicist in the UK is speaking out about how her research on global cooling is ruffling their feathers. Northumbria University at Newcastle Professor Valentina Zharkova has been researching what she believes are indicators of a coming period of global cooling. According to The Washington Times, her research, “Irregular heartbeat of the Sun driven by double dynamo” was presented in July at the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, Wales and also posted to the website of The Royal Astronomical Society: Her sunspot modeling indicates a reduced solar magnetic...
  • August temperatures reach coldest level in 25 years [Germany]

    08/11/2016 6:22:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Aug 2016 13:04 GMT+02:00
    A high pressure system sitting in the eastern Atlantic has caused one of the coldest nights in recent history, driving temperatures down to just above zero on Wednesday night, the German Weather Service (DWD) reports. In Carlsfeld, Saxony, the mercury dropped to 1.3°C (34.3°F), thereby setting a record for the coldest August temperature ever recorded in the town since first being measured in 1990. Meanwhile, in Bad Königshofen in Bavaria, a temperature of 1.5°C (34.7°F) was also just one decimal place above a record set in 1987. In several mountainous regions of the country, frost also covered the grass on...
  • Proximity to equator may play role in frequency of violent behavior, theory suggests

    08/02/2016 8:01:23 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 54 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | 8/2/2016 | Kevin Byrne
    A team of researchers recently published a study that proposes a new model on how violent human behavior may be impacted by a warmer climate. The paper, published in the journal, "Behavioral and Brain Sciences" by faculty at The Ohio State University and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, introduced a model of Climate, Aggression and Self-control in Humans (CLASH) that seeks to understand "differences within and between countries in aggression and violence in terms of differences in climate." "We believe our model can help explain the impact of climate on rates of violence in different parts of the world," Paul van...
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church: Global Warming Hurts Black People

    07/27/2016 8:06:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 25, 2016 | 12:32 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter (w/Guardian link)
    One of the nation’s largest and oldest black churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, is warning black people about the dangers of climate change. The Guardian reported Sunday that the AME church “passed its first resolution in its 200-year history devoted to climate change, calling for a swift transition to renewable energy” at the church’s general conference in Philadelphia. “We can move away from the dirty fuels that make us sick and shift toward safe, clean energy like wind and solar that help make every breath our neighbors and families take a healthy one,” the resolution stated according to the...
  • Study: grazing cows are worse for the environment

    07/20/2016 6:51:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 20 Jul 2016 11:46 GMT+02:00
    An animal rights group is up in arms after a study suggested that beef from cows that graze naturally outside has a higher environmental impact than beef from cows fattened on farms. The study, published by the Swiss federal government’s agricultural research body, Agroscope, last month, compared the environmental effect of cows raised on alpine pastures in the summer and those reared on farms complying with the Terra-Suisse label. The report found that, since cows reared on pastures graze on natural grasses, they take around 20 months to reach the required weight for slaughter, compared with 15 months for cows...
  • Brit Investment Company Gives Up on US Electric Truck Maker

    07/13/2016 5:10:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | Mon, 07/11/2016 - 07:46 | Paul Chesser
    A British investment company has thrown in the towel on an electric delivery truck manufacturer that it once wholly owned, saw fail, then spun off in the United States at the height of President Obama’s green energy stimulus subsidy mania. U.K.-based Tanfield Group announced at the end of June that it wrote down the value of the last 5.76 percent ownership stake it held in Smith Electric Vehicles, which received $32 million in U.S. taxpayer funds as a formerly British entity that reconstituted and relocated in Kansas City in 2009. The move by Tanfield followed Smith’s legal action filed against...
  • Claim that jet stream crossing equator is ‘climate emergency’ is utter nonsense

    07/02/2016 8:32:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | June 30 | Jason Samenow
    The two bloggers who have perpetuated this misinformation are Robert Scribbler, who describes himself as ” a progressive novelist, non-fiction writer and emerging threats expert,” and Paul Beckwith, who is working on a PhD with “a focus on abrupt climate system change” at the University of Ottawa. Scribbler says the cross-equator flow is a manifestation of man-made global warming, supported by the hypothesis that disproportionate heating of the Arctic is destabilizing the jet stream. “The Hemispherical Jet Streams have moved out of the Middle Latitudes more and more,” he writes. “More and more it has invaded regions both within the...
  • Why the sun going blank means a ‘Game of Thrones’-like winter is coming

    06/30/2016 4:07:06 AM PDT · by Salgak · 50 replies
    The NY Post ^ | 6/29/2016 | News.com.au via NY Post
    ou may not have noticed but our sun has gone as blank as a cue ball. As in, it’s lost its spots. According to scientists, this unsettling phenomenon is a sign we are heading for a mini ice age. Meteorologist and renowned sun-watcher Paul Dorian raised the alarm in his latest report, which has sparked a mild panic about an impending “Game of Thrones”-style winter not seen since the 17th century.
  • College World Series Final at Noon ( CT )

    06/30/2016 1:33:18 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 20 replies
    wowt.com ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | By: WOWT Sports
    The following severe weather policy, approved by the NCAA, Creighton University, the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) and College World Series of Omaha, Inc., is in effect for the 2016 NCAA® Men’s College World Series® (CWS). Due to the severe weather and the concern for student-athlete welfare, the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Game between Arizona and Coastal Carolina has been postponed until Thursday, June 30 at Noon (CT). The game will tentatively be televised on ESPNews. Gates at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha will open at 11 a.m. (CT).
  • Clay County, WV warns looters

    06/29/2016 2:12:13 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 12 replies
    TriState Update WOWK ^ | Posted: Jun 28, 2016 10:27 PM EST | By Chase Numbers
    CLAY COUNTY, WV - Jesse Denton and his family lost almost all their belongings in high flood waters last week -- even his prized Chevy Camaro started floating down the river. "We estimate that about 80 percent of our stuff (is gone)," Denton said. "We have a storage unit up in Elkview and that had about two-and-a-half feet of water over everything. And at a certain point you just start saying, if water got on it, you throw it out." Denton said he and his family have been cleaning 24/7 but they still can't stay in their home. And after...
  • 2 Greenbrier County (West Virginia) Women Arrested for Pretending to be Flood Victims

    06/29/2016 1:52:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | wowk
    Greenbrier County, WV - Two Greenbrier County women are out on bond after being arrested for pretending to be victims of the recent flooding. The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department says Donna Lynn Allen and Elizabeth Ann Martin, both of Lewisburg, were caught taking supplies, food, and water from various flood relief shelters. Allen allegedly told officers that she lived in White Sulphur Springs and lost her home in the severe weather. Deputies later found out that both women live in an apartment complex in Lewisburg that was untouched by the flooding.
  • Hundreds trapped in shopping plaza in Elkview (West Virginia) after bridge collapses

    06/24/2016 2:26:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 24, 2016 | Kelsey Hoak
    ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are working to rescue hundreds of people trapped at the Elkview Crossings Mall. On Thursday night, the overpass bridge into the shopping annex gave-way to flood waters and is completely washed out. The Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority says they are estimating about 500 people are stuck in the plaza. At this time they are not sure how to rescue all of the people. One of the options they are considering is building a temporary bridge. But at this time it is unclear what they will do.
  • [Rep.] AG’s striking back "we can come after climate alarmists for fraud, too"

    06/19/2016 5:21:47 AM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 11 replies
    Watt's Up With That ^ | 6/17/2016 | Anthony Watts
    If Democratic attorneys general can pursue climate change skeptics for fraud, then also at risk of prosecution are climate alarmists whose predictions of global doom have failed to materialize.[Snip]...it has been asserted that “fossil fuel companies” may have funded non- profits who minimized the risks of climate change. Does anyone doubt that “clean energy” companies have funded non-profits who exaggerated the risks of climate change? Under the stated theory for fraud, consumers and investors could suffer harm from misstatements by all energy-market participants and the non-profits they support.
  • Boat Overturns in Oceanside Harbor, 2 Fishermen Rescued ("[We] Cheated Death Today,")

    06/16/2016 4:01:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Two fishermen were rescued in Oceanside Harbor Thursday morning after they encountered huge swells, causing their 16-foot boat to overturn. "[We] cheated death today," survivor Ted Tielens told NBC 7 after the rescue. The Oceanside Fire Department and Harbor Police launched rescue efforts in the water near the 1400 block of North Pacific Street just before 8:40 a.m. after Tielens' boat flipped. Minutes later, crews were able to pull both Tielens and his grandson-in-law, Zach Petite, out of the water. Besides feeling shaken up, the men suffered only minor scrapes and bruises. Tielens and Petite spoke with NBC 7 and...
  • Authorities call on Chilili residents to evacuate as Dog Head Fire triples in size (NM)

    06/15/2016 7:52:48 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 15, 2016 | Katy Barnitz
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says it will begin a mandatory evacuation of Chilili residents as the Dog Head Fire, which reportedly tripled in size Wednesday, moves their way. The county posted the announcement on social media around 7:30 p.m. The county also said N.M. 337 is closed at N.M. 217 because of the evacuation. “It’s very very close to the town itself,” Forest Service spokeswoman Arlene Perea said. “It’s knocking at the door.” The fire broke out Tuesday morning in a section of National Forest land in the Manzano Mountains near Tajique. It remains uncontained. Perea...
  • Obama's Underwater Manhattan Doesn't Come from Science, but from Science Fiction

    06/12/2016 7:51:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    So Obama decided to warn everyone that Manhattan is about to turn into Atlantis. "The majority of people believe in things like science -- and scientists. And so when scientists tell us that the planet is getting warmer and we need to do something about it, the majority of people think that's a good idea, let's do something about that, because we don't want Manhattan to be underwater." Manhattan going underwater isn't science. It's science fiction. It's the sort of thing you get from watching movies like The Day After Tomorrow where evil Republican politicians neglect the Flying Global Warming...
  • Climate change mitigation: Turning carbon dioxide into rock

    06/12/2016 3:21:39 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 28 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 6/9/2016 | University of Southampton
    An international team of scientists have found a potentially viable way to remove anthropogenic (caused or influenced by humans) carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere -- turn it into rock. The study, published in Science, has shown for the first time that the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) can be permanently and rapidly locked away from the atmosphere, by injecting it into volcanic bedrock. The CO2 reacts with the surrounding rock, forming environmentally benign minerals. Measures to tackle the problem of increasing greenhouse gas emissions and resultant climate change are numerous. One approach is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), where...
  • This Omani Village Has just a 3.5-Hour Day

    06/07/2016 1:48:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016
    Sun rises at 11am and sets at 2:30pmA remote Omani village located nearly 2,000 metres above sea level has one of the shortest days in the world, not exceeding 3.5 hours. Newspapers in Oman and other Gulf countries said the sun rises in Wekan around 11am and sets about 2.30pm. The village, accessible by donkeys, horses and four-wheel vehicles, is situated in the Northern Al-Batinah province, nearly 150km from the capital Muscat. The Saudi daily ‘Ajel’ said the village has one of the shortest fasting times in the world but it was not clear whether the Wekanians follow that...
  • Cruise ship Infinity slams into Ketchikan dock

    06/03/2016 10:46:57 PM PDT · by gettinolder · 38 replies
    vanity ^ | 06/03/16 | myself
    Linking to a YouTube video showing Cruise ship Infinity slamming into berth 3 Ketchikan Alaska. I use the float adjacent to pick up clients from here till September (fishing charter) My wife left work less than hour before collision and could hit this berth with a rock from her office. We had high winds today gusting 40 knots plus. You can see thrusters in full on mode and I understand pilot/captain attempted to drop anchor. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fEPNfLmcUO0
  • THE LATEST: MASS FLOODS? GET USED TO IT, CLIMATE EXPERTS SAY

    06/03/2016 9:09:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    AP ^ | June 3, 2016
    PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the flooding that has affected parts of Europe (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Scientists say extreme rainfall, such as that hitting France, has increased worldwide and especially in Europe because of man-made climate change.
  • Mongol Hordes Gave up on Conquering Europe Due to Wet Weather

    05/28/2016 12:05:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 26 May 2016 | Conor Gearin
    It has mystified historians ever since. After a string of major victories, the Mongol army suddenly retreated from central Europe in 1242. Some scholars claim Mongolian politics forced the withdrawal, while others credit the strength of fortified towns in present-day Hungary and Croatia. But Europe could have been rescued by its own bad weather, an analysis of tree rings and historical documents concludes. The Mongol cavalry fed its horses on the grass of the Eurasian steppe, says Nicola Di Cosmo of Princeton University, one of the study’s authors. A warm climate in the early 1200s helped make the grasslands lush...
  • Lava-Loving Tourists Flock to Active Nicaragua Volcano

    05/28/2016 11:58:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Phys.org ^ | May 27, 2016 | Blanca Morel
    Centuries ago, a native Central American people terrified of a witch believed to live deep in the earth used to sacrifice children and young women to Nicaragua's Masaya volcano. Today, the crater southwest of the capital Managua is an international tourist magnet, where photo-snapping visitors scramble among sulfurous fumes to get views of its bubbling lava—a rare sight. The only volcanoes in the world to boast lakes of incandescent magma are Masaya, Hawaii's Kilauea and Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, explained a Nicaraguan geographer and environmentalist, Jaime Incer.
  • Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years

    05/27/2016 4:09:42 PM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 16 replies
    AP ^ | May 27, 5:12 PM (ET) | JENNIFER KAY
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's outlook Friday called for a near-normal season with 10 to 16 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes and one to four "major" ones with winds reaching 111 mph and up. The long-term season averages are 12 named storms, with six hurricanes and three major ones.
  • U.N. Chief's Message to Graduates: Don't Vote for Climate-Change Deniers

    05/25/2016 5:08:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2016 | 11:55 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Now that you’re done with finals, help us meet the climate change test,” United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told Columbia University graduates last week. […] “Don’t vote for politicians who deny the problem,” he said. “Don’t buy products that aren’t sustainable. And for heaven’s sake, turn off the lights!” …
  • Florida's Lucky, Record-Setting Hurricane Drought Will End, Perhaps This Season

    05/18/2016 6:47:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Weather ^ | May 18 2016
    It's been over a decade since Florida experienced a hurricane landfall, an improbable record that won't likely last much longer, and may be snapped this season. Since Category 3 Hurricane Wilma roared ashore in South Florida on Oct. 24, 2005, the Sunshine State has gone over 10 years without a single hurricane landfall. That amounts to 66 straight Atlantic hurricanes - starting with Hurricane Beta in late October 2005 through Hurricane Alex in January 2016 - that haven't come ashore in Florida. Colorado State University tropical meteorologist Dr. Phil Klotzbach said this non-Florida hurricane landfall streak exactly doubled the previous...
  • Is there snow falling in New York today, (5/15/2016)?

    05/15/2016 1:48:41 PM PDT · by The Working Man · 67 replies
    5/15/2016 | Me
    Just a Vanity here. My wife just told me that two of her friends on Facebook are reporting Snow today in Upstate New York and Ohio. May 15, 2016 Intellicast radar showed the 'blue' for snow. But I wanted to see/hear if anyone out there saw any. http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?location=USNY0124
  • KTLA Meteorologist Handed A Sweater During Scandalous Weather Report

    05/15/2016 11:58:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    MSN The Cut ^ | May 15, 2016
    A KTLA broadcast is making the virtual rounds via Twitter and Facebook, and it's awkward as hell. Viewers were so horrified by the sight of meteorologist Liberté Chan's arms that an off-screen anchor handed her a sweater mid-report so she might cover her shameful upper body. As if by magic, a hand appears with a grey sweater. "You want me to put this on?" she says disbelievingly. "Why? 'Cause it's cold?" "We were getting a lot of emails," said the off-camera voice.
  • missing climbers, preserved in glacier, ‘brings closure and relief’ 16 years after deadly avalanche

    05/03/2016 10:15:45 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/2/16 | Ben Guarino
    Discovery of missing climbers, preserved in glacier, ‘brings closure and relief’ 16 years after deadly avalancheOn the slopes of Tibet’s Shishapangma — the world’s 14th-tallest peak, a glacial mountain that rises some 26,000 feet above sea level — a pair of European climbers stumbled upon the remains of a disaster that struck 16 years earlier. Locked under a layer of blue ice for more than a decade, but exposed in an early melt brought about by hotter than average weather, was another pair of climbers. Hikers David Goettler and Ueli Steck have, in all likelihood, found the resting place of...
  • James Hansen gets grilled by attorney in Omaha after spewing nonsense

    05/02/2016 8:45:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | May 1, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the Powerline blog:Nebraska attorney Dave Begley is our faithful Omaha correspondent. Dave reports: (video follows)Friday night in a crowd of 500 to 700 people at Creighton University it appeared that I was not only the only conservative, I was also the only person who was thinking clearly and critically. One of global warming’s oldest and most revered leaders, Dr. James Hansen, spoke prior to his protest at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ meeting on Saturday. I have never heard such nonsense in my life. He gave a rambling and incoherent presentation for nearly two hours. Three times he forgot...