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  • Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

    05/02/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | May 2, 2015 | LYNNE TUOHY
    ''We've had so much snow and the cold to preserve it,'' Vazzano said. ''We had storm after storm after storm.'' At times the snow was so plentiful it was problematic. The blizzard in late January triggered travel warnings and skiers in the Boston area were shoveling rather than skiing. It was followed closely by four successive weekends of winter storms. Vazzano said a cold spell in February helped preserve the snow but discouraged some skiers. ''When you can't get out of your driveway you can't get to the mountain,'
  • Swiss Weekly Calls Temperature Rise A “Propaganda Trick”

    05/01/2015 12:49:52 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    notrickszone.com ^ | 05/01/15 | P Gosselin
    At the print edition of Swiss news weekly “Weltwoche”, science journalist Markus Schär writes that not only has the global temperature trend suspiciously been tampered with, but so have the datasets of the Swiss Meteorological Service:
  • Fire season fears

    05/01/2015 12:26:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — At the local level, seasonal winds and high temperatures are always cause for concern when it comes to the potential for an active fire season. “We received a lot of rainfall during the monsoon last year, and we had a lot of moisture during the winter, but the problem that always exists here is that it gets hot, it gets windy and it dries out,” said Fry Fire Chief Bill Miller. The only thing that would calm concerns would be unseasonably early rains in the late spring and early summer timeframe, which could reduce the threat from...
  • 2015 the ‘last effective opportunity’ to safely limit warming, says Vatican conference statement

    04/28/2015 1:54:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    The statement also says that “political leaders of all UN member states have a special responsibility to agree at COP21 to a bold climate agreement that confines global warming to a limit safe for humanity, while protecting the poor and the vulnerable from ongoing climate change that gravely endangers their lives.”
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 25, 2015

    04/25/2015 1:29:04 PM PDT · by Excellence · 20 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | April 25, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Near-term forecast and discussion of coming El Nino.
  • Epic Fail: Seven Big Failed Environmentalist Predictions

    04/25/2015 12:52:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/24/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    I recently discussed what it would take to prove that global warming is actually occurring, that it is caused by humans, and that it will be catastrophic. But that’s not the full picture. To understand why so many of us are so skeptical about global warming, you have to understand the environmentalists’ larger track record: a long series of failed predictions and bogus prognostications of doom. It has been 45 years now since the first Earth Day. You would think that in this time frame, given the urgency with which we were told we had to confront the supposed...
  • Climate models are WRONG: Global warming has slowed - recent changes down to ‘natural variability'

    04/25/2015 5:14:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/23/2015 | By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    * Duke University study looked at 1,000 years of temperature records * It compared it to the most severe emissions scenarios by the IPCC * Found that natural variability can slow or speed the rate of warming * These 'climate wiggles' were not properly accounted for in IPCC report Global warming hasn't happened as fast as expected, according to a new study based on 1,000 years of temperature records. The research claims that natural variability in surface temperatures over the course of a decade can account for increases and dips in warming rates. But it adds that these so-called 'climate...
  • Advection: The Forgotten Weather Factor.

    04/24/2015 6:48:03 AM PDT · by all the best · 5 replies
    drtimball.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Dr. Tim Ball
    The early Greeks had a better, more basic understanding of weather and climate than the people involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Indeed, the word climate derives from the Greek word klima, meaning inclination, referring to the climate conditions created by the angle of the Sun. They paid great attention to the wind, realizing its role in creating local, regional and seasonal conditions. They even erected a tower to the wind in Athens (Figure 1) with sculptures representing each major compass direction. The Greeks focused on the more important horizontal movement of air, technically called advection or...
  • Tornado Watch

    04/24/2015 12:20:51 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 17 replies
    TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 100 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 210 PM CDT FRI APR 24 2015 TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ANDERSON BELL BOSQUE BROWN CALLAHAN COKE COLEMAN COLLIN COMANCHE CONCHO CORYELL DALLAS DELTA DENTON EASTLAND ELLIS ERATH FALLS FISHER FREESTONE HAMILTON HASKELL HENDERSON HILL HOOD HOPKINS HUNT IRION JACK JOHNSON JONES KAUFMAN LAMPASAS LIMESTONE MCCULLOCH MCLENNAN MENARD MILLS NAVARRO NOLAN PALO PINTO PARKER RAINS ROCKWALL RUNNELS SAN SABA SCHLEICHER SHACKELFORD SOMERVELL STEPHENS STERLING TARRANT TAYLOR THROCKMORTON TOM GREEN VAN ZANDT WISE YOUNG
  • University of Queensland will offer a free online course to combat climate denial

    04/23/2015 10:38:47 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    reneweconomy.com ^ | 4-22-15 | n/a
    The course, called “Making Sense of Climate Denial”, will start next week, and is free and entirely online. University of Queensland Global Change Institute climate communication fellow John Cook is the course coordinator as well as founder of the climate science myth debunking website Skeptical Science. “Ninety-seven per cent of climate scientists agree that humans are causing global warming; however, less than half of Australians are aware of humanity’s role in climate change, while half of the US Senate has voted that humans aren’t causing global warming,” Cook said. “This free course explains why there is such a huge gap...
  • 18 spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions made around the first Earth Day in 1970

    04/23/2015 7:26:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    AEI ^ | 04/23/2015 | Mark J. Perry
    In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article. Well, it’s now the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 15 years ago: How accurate were the...
  • Right On Time,Obama Brings Up Climate Change&Global Warming After Record Cold Winter.

    04/22/2015 5:17:10 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 11 replies
    And even on "The Five" they brought up the issue, too bad no one reminded Juan of the vicious winter New York and Boston just went through. So here we go again. Summer is coming with Obama and Global Warming Activists getting ready to blame the the next six months on Global Warming. It will be as if the winter of 2014/2015 Never Happened !!
  • The Environmental Insane Asylum

    04/21/2015 8:45:10 AM PDT · by rktman
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | Alan Caruba
    arth Day was declared in 1970 and for the past 45 years we have all been living in the Environmental Insane Asylum, being told over and over again to believe things that are the equivalent of Green hallucinations. Now the entire month of April has been declared Earth Month, but in truth not a day goes by when we are not assailed with the bold-faced lies that comprise environmentalism. Around the globe, the worst part of this is that we are being victimized by people we are told to respect from the President of the United States to the Pope...
  • Here's What It Would Take to Prove Global Warming

    04/20/2015 9:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/20/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    Recently, Reason‘s Ronald Bailey asked what it would take to convince conservatives and libertarians that global warming is real. If generally rising temperatures, decreasing diurnal temperature differences, melting glacial and sea ice, smaller snow extent, stronger rainstorms, and warming oceans are not enough to persuade you that man-made climate [change] is occurring, what evidence would be? This has since been picked up by Jonathan Adler at the Washington Post‘s token right-leaning blog, the Volokh Conspiracy. There’s no pressure: Bailey and Adler merely insinuate that you are “obscurantist”—that is, you hate new knowledge—if you don’t agree. That, by the way—the...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 18, 2015

    04/18/2015 6:20:02 PM PDT · by Excellence · 7 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | April 18, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi weather forecast and rant!
  • Obama’s Earth Day trek to Fla. to highlight climate change

    04/18/2015 5:48:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2015 11:23 AM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day by visiting the Florida Everglades. In his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, Obama says “there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change.” He says he’ll visit the Everglades on Wednesday to talk about how global warming threatens the U.S. economy. He says rising sea levels are putting the “economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry” at risk. …
  • I-80 Remains Closed In Wyoming as Poor Weather Hampers Cleanup

    04/17/2015 5:52:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | 4-17-2015 | Jess Baker
    A 150-mile stretch of Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Rawlins, Wyoming, remained closed Friday afternoon, more than 20 hours after major wrecks involving dozens of semi trucks forced police to close it down. Blinding, blowing snow hit southern Wyoming Thursday, creating impossible driving conditions that police say likely led to a series of three wrecks along the interstate. More than 30 commercial vehicles and 12 passenger cars were involved. Photos show the semi trucks piled up on one another. No one was killed, but about a dozen people were hospitalized.  Poor weather continued to hammer the area into Friday, complicating...
  • The Climate Change War Heats Up

    04/15/2015 7:22:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Alan Caruba
    There is so much at stake for the charlatans that have foisted the failed “global warming” hoax, followed by the equally dubious claims and predictions regarding “climate change”, that it should come as no surprise that they have begun to wage a propaganda war on the courageous scientists who led the struggle to educate the public about the truth and the organizations who supported their efforts. Along the way, many groups and publications claiming scientific credentials abandoned those standards to pump out global warming and climate change propaganda. Scientists discovered they could secure grant money for “research” so long as...
  • Mudslide Derails train on Camera.

    04/14/2015 2:16:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 4/14/15
    Witness John Hill saw the whole thing unfold. He was working nearby when he had a feeling something was about to happen. He went to his car to grab his camera and before he knew it, the 100 slope next to the freight train started fail! “I saw the hill start to go. It went down and hit the first car and it tipped over, then more cars kept tipping over. It was crazy how loud it was and how slow it all happened,” he said. There had been “activity” on the rain saturated slope earlier in the day which...
  • Risk Taker Almost Swept Up By The Tornado in Rochelle, IL

    04/13/2015 9:54:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 4/13/15
    Guy named Sam S. was in a storm of trouble when he was caught inside the Tornado in Rochelle IL, Not only was he unlucky but he also screwed up with bad filming, But for liveleak i managed to fix his mistake during the best shot of the video.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 11, 2015

    04/11/2015 6:20:41 PM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | April 11, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi's forecast and ever elucidating rant.
  • Severe weather forecast for East after tornadoes rip across Illinois [VIDEO]

    04/10/2015 4:54:48 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    [VIDEO] One person was killed and seven others were injured Thursday after a tornado tore through a tiny Illinois town, part of a storm system that pummeled large parts of the central U.S. and is forecast to bring severe storms to the East Coast Friday. DeKalb County coroner Dennis Miller told reporters early Friday that a 67-year-old woman was found dead inside her home in Fairdale, an unincorporated town of about 200 residents about 80 miles northwest of Chicago. Seven others were taken to area hospitals for injuries. "17 structures have been determined to be destroyed," Matthew Knott, division chief...
  • How To Shut Someone Up The Next Time They Blame The Brutal Winter For The Economic Collapse

    04/10/2015 8:01:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/10/2015 | Tyler Durden
    In a note today, Bank of America economists (after looking at weather data) admit their finding "puts us in an awkward spot today." What did it find? Namely that all those who reran that 2014 playbook, Ethan Harris and other Bank of America economists included, and decided to blame the weather for Q1 GDP crashing from over 3% to under 1%, are wrong or simply lying. Here is BofA: Is weather the main reason for recent weak economic data? While we would love to blame the weather for all of our bad forecasts, in reality it is hard to...
  • ‘Warm blob’ in Pacific Ocean linked to weird weather across the U.S.

    04/09/2015 8:48:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    washington.edu ^ | Hannah Hickey
    The one common element in recent weather has been oddness. The West Coast has been warm and parched; the East Coast has been cold and snowed under. Fish are swimming into new waters, and hungry seals are washing up on California beaches. A long-lived patch of warm water off the West Coast, about 1 to 4 degrees Celsius (2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal, is part of what’s wreaking much of this mayhem, according to two University of Washington papers to appear in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. “In the fall of 2013 and...
  • NASA | A Story of Ozone: The Earth’s Natural Sunscreen

    04/09/2015 10:38:56 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 18 replies
    NASA Goddard ^ | Apr 6, 2015 | NASA Goddard
    In this talk, Dr. Paul Newman tells the story of how scientists and policy-makers safeguarded the Earth’s ozone layer and the world we avoided by by regulating chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) . Back in the 60s, we used chlorofluorocarbons, a chlorine-containing chemical, in everything from hairsprays and deodorants to foam products and air conditioners. But in 1974, chemists Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina published a paper claiming CFCs were destroying the ozone layer. The Molina-Rowland paper launched a debate in the scientific community that ultimately led to the halls of the United Nations. Today, more than 191 countries have signed the Montreal...
  • California Liberals are now the "SOAP NAZIS"! (Vanity)

    04/07/2015 4:39:12 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 24 replies
    LonePalm | 4/7/2015 | LonePalm
    I was just thinking about the water problems in California. Governor Moonbeam and his fellow travelers opposed a series of water projects in the '70s that would have lessened the severity of the current water shortage in California. Then they invite in a few million illegal aliens. Now he wants to regulate how long people can take showers? They have turned into Soap Nazis.
  • El Nińo or ńot, the Pause lengthens again (18 years 4 months no global warming)

    04/06/2015 9:54:30 AM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    WUWT ^ | 4/6/2015 | Christopher Monckton
    Since December 1996 there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS temperature – so far unaffected by the most persistent el Nińo conditions of the present rather attenuated cycle – shows a new record length for the ever-Greater Pause: 18 years 4 months – and counting. This result rather surprises me. I’d expected even a weak el Nińo to have more effect that this, but it is always possible that the temperature increase that usually accompanies an el Nińo will come through after a lag of four or five months. On the other hand, Roy...
  • So, What Evidence Would Persuade You That Man-Made Climate Change Is Real?

    04/06/2015 7:06:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Reason ^ | 04/04/2015 | Ronald Bailey
    In 2005, I changed my mind about climate change: I concluded that the balance of the scientific evidence showed that man-made global warming could likely pose a significant problem for humanity by the end of this century. My new assessment did not please a number of my friends, some of whom made their disappointment clear.At the 2007 annual gala dinner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a D.C.-based free-market think tank, the master of ceremonies was former National Review editor John O'Sullivan. To entertain the crowd, O'Sullivan put together a counterfeit tale in which I ostensibly had given a lecture on...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary

    04/04/2015 1:56:22 PM PDT · by Excellence · 13 replies
    weatherbell analytics ^ | April 4, 205 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi's forecast and rant.
  • The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-Evolved

    03/31/2015 8:58:02 PM PDT · by onedoug · 27 replies
    Carnegie Institution for Science ^ | 29 JUL 2014 | Robert Hazen, Lecturer
    Incredible (IMHO) exposition of the co-dependence of "evolutionary" minerology and biology.
  • Stats just in from the Weather Institute of ConversativeInPA (Vanity - World is coming to an end)

    03/31/2015 8:09:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 17 replies
    ConservativeInPA (Vanity) | March 31, 2014 | ConservativeInPA
    The official winter weather statistics have just be compiled by the Weather Institute of ConservativeInPA for Harrisburg, PA. This winter, the average daily high was 4.19 degrees F colder than normal. The average daily low was 6.75 degrees F colder than normal. 89.89 percent of winter days had a recorded temperature at or below freezing. There were sunny days, cloudy days, snowy days, icy days and even a few days with rain. The deviation in temperature from normal makes it clear that the argument is settled. The weather deniers simply cannot face the fact that nature intends there to be...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 28, 2015

    03/28/2015 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 28, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather for Easter weekend and coming weak El Nińo.
  • Tornadoes IN Tulsa. Softball sized hail!!!!

    03/25/2015 4:24:12 PM PDT · by acad1228 · 115 replies
    Terrible storms in Tulsa
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • Climate Denial is Immoral, Says Head of US Episcopal Church

    03/24/2015 4:13:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 24, 2015 22:29 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The highest ranking woman in the Anglican communion has said climate denial is a “blind” and immoral position which rejects God’s gift of knowledge. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church and one of the most powerful women in Christianity, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement. She said it was already a threat to the livelihoods and survival of people in the developing world.
  • This SF Filmmaker's Aurora Borealis Timelapse Is The Loveliest Thing You'll Watch All Day

    03/21/2015 2:23:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SFist ^ | 3./20
    Though photographer/filmmaker Alexis Coram is based in San Francisco, she's started to make a habit of traveling up to Alaska to take photos and videos of the Aurora Borealis (lights that appear in the northern sky, typically the result of geomagnetic storms). And, boy, we're glad she did, because in a week of a lot of frustration, sadness, and fear, the below video is a beautiful break. Coram writes, "I've realized how many people don't have the luxury of seeing these kinds of sights for themselves and just how lucky I am to be able to see it, and also...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (3/21)

    03/21/2015 10:46:02 AM PDT · by Excellence · 15 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 21, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Six to ten day forecast, long range through May.
  • Bring Back Our Tornadoes!

    03/19/2015 5:59:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    drroyspencer.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    One of the many tragic consequences of human-caused climate change is the nearly unprecedented lack of tornadoes during the first half of March. According to Greg Forbes, severe weather weenie at The Weather Channel, the only other year when this happened was 1969. Clearly, this is just one more example of how we are destroying the climate system.
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Physicist: Computer Models Used by U.N. Overstate Global Warming

    03/19/2015 11:46:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2015 - 1:13 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A scholarly paper explaining why predictions made by climate computer models used by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tend to exaggerate global warming has ignited a political firestorm. Dr. Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon, a solar physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, came under attack by environmentalists after co-authoring a peer-reviewed paper explaining “the widening discrepancy between prediction and observation” in climate change models, and members of Congress soon took sides. The scientific paper, entitled “Why Models Run Hot,” concludes that the computer models overstated the impact of CO2 on the climate: “The impact of anthropogenic global...
  • Snow record only ‘Inconvenient Truth’ we need, Al Gore

    03/18/2015 5:15:17 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 18, 2015 | Howie Carr
    We won! We won! “We” just broke the record for the most snow ever in one winter, 108.6 inches. And in an amazing coincidence, Al Gore, the pied piper of global warming, is responding to the unprecedented snowfalls and low temperatures. He has issued a fatwa, calling for a PC jihad against the heathens who actually believe what they see, rather than what they are told by fake scientists waving made-up “hockey-stick” graphics. Gore is quoted in the Chicago Tribune as demanding that the true believers “punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting ‘accepted science.’” Why...
  • THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816 IN MAINE

    03/18/2015 2:42:50 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 30 replies
    http://www.milbridgehistoricalsociety.org/ ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Lee-Lee Schlegel
    THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816, IN MAINE By Lee-Lee Schlegel MONTHS THAT SHOULD BE SUMMER’S PRIME SLEET AND SNOW AND FROST AND RIME AIR SO COLD YOU SEE YOUR BREATH EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH (An old rhyme) -------------------------------------------------------------1771 REUBEN WHITTEN 1847 SON OF A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, A PIONEER OF THIS TOWN, COLD SEASON OF 1816 RAISED 40 BUSHELS OF WHEAT ON THIS LAND WHITCH KEPT HIS FAMILY AND NEIGHBOURS FROM STARVATION ( Tombstone in an Ashland, N.H. cemetery) Imagine! It’s June. Or July. Or perhaps August in Down East Maine. In Milbridge. That’s easy enough to do,...
  • List of excuses for ‘The Pause’ in global warming (The current count: 52 excuses}

    03/18/2015 11:46:26 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies
    http://wattsupwiththat.com ^ | List last updated on September 11th, 2014 | WUWT and The HockeySchtick
    HOT LINKS AT SITE : An updated list of at excuses for the 18-26 year statistically significant ‘pause’ in global warming, including recent scientific papers, media quotes, blogs, and related debunkings. List last updated on September 11th, 2014 1) Low solar activity 2) Oceans ate the global warming [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] 3) Chinese coal use [debunked] 4) Montreal Protocol 5) What ‘pause’? [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] 6) Volcanic aerosols [debunked] 7) Stratospheric Water Vapor 8) Faster Pacific trade winds [debunked] 9) Stadium Waves 10) ‘Coincidence!’ 11) Pine aerosols 12) It’s “not so unusual” and “no more than natural variability” 13)...
  • Boston breaks 20-year snowfall record

    03/15/2015 6:49:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    February was Boston's snowiest month in history, when 64.9 inches fell, 34.3 inches fell in January. Only 2.9 inches had fallen in November and December, before the onslaught of snow began at the end of January. The season snowfall record is measured from July 1 through June 30, and takes in autumn and spring. Forecasters note snow can still mount up this year. March 1993 had 38.9 inches, and March 1916 had 33.
  • Cyclone Pam leaves many of Vanuatu population homeless

    03/15/2015 2:21:00 AM PDT · by moose07 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 March 2015 | BBC
    The President of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, described Cyclone Pam as "a monster" Vanuatu's president has told the BBC many of his people are homeless after the "monster" cyclone that ravaged the Pacific island nation on Saturday. His voice breaking, Baldwin Lonsdale said Cyclone Pam had destroyed most buildings in the capital Port Vila, including schools and clinics. A state of emergency has been declared in the tiny state of 267,000 people, spread over 65 islands. At least eight people are reported to have been killed. However, it is feared the toll will rise sharply as rescuers reach outlying islands...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (3/14)

    03/14/2015 5:20:59 PM PDT · by Excellence · 34 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 14, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather for the next several weeks. "The hits just keep coming." Best Easter skiing ever in the east. Meanwhile, in the West, it's HOT!
  • First deaths confirmed after Tropical Cyclone Pam roars over Vanuatu

    03/14/2015 7:18:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    , CNN ^ | Ben Brumfield and Laura Smith-Spark
    A tropical cyclone killed at least six people in Vanuatu, UNICEF said Saturday, confirming first casualties from one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall. Hardly a tree stood straight after Tropical Cyclone Pam bellowed across the Pacific island nation. Aid workers fear many more fatalities. The confirmed deaths came only from the capital, Port Vila. Only a little information has so far trickled out from areas outside the capital, but Sune Gudnitz, regional head for U.N. aid agency OCHA told CNN from Fiji, about 600 miles away, that he fears the worst.
  • Settled Science Scam

    03/12/2015 1:32:30 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/11/2015 | Steve Moore
    Climate change isn't settled science, and National Geographic calling it such isn't science.
  • After first lab-grown burger, test-tube chicken is next on menu

    03/12/2015 10:10:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:54am EDT | By Tova Cohen and Eric Auchard
    TEL AVIV/FRANKFURT, March 12 (Reuters) - Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a year-long feasibility study into manufacturing chicken in a lab, funded by a non-profit group called the Modern Agriculture Foundation which hopes "cultured meat" will one day replace the raising of animals for slaughter. The foundation's co-founder Shir Friedman hopes to have produced "a recipe for how to culture chicken cells" by the end of the...
  • The EPA Thinks You’re Stupid

    03/11/2015 9:25:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 3/11/2015 | Alan Caruba
    The folks at the Environmental Protection Agency, starting with a long line of its administrators that now includes Gina McCarthy, think you and the Congress of the United States are stupid. They have been telling lies for so long they can’t imagine that their chokehold on the American economy will ever end. It is, however, coming to an end and the reason is a Republican-controlled Congress responding to the countless businesses and individuals being ravaged by a ruthless bureaucracy driven by an environmental agenda determined to deprive America of the energy sources vital to our lives and the nation’s existence.
  • PLAY BALL! Looks like the northern US is finally warming [Vanity]

    03/10/2015 3:37:34 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 42 replies
    I notice 40s, 50s, and 60s across the northern US today. So quit yer whinin' and bellyachin', clear the remaining snow off the ball diamonds, set some sod, lay in some hot dogs, crank up your "hope springs eternal" attitudes, follow closely the last three weeks of spring training, and get ready to P L A Y B A L L !!!