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  • Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

    09/29/2014 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2014 2:32 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    The reward for surviving last winter’s frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt—in some cases, five times as expensive as last season.And that’s even if they can get it. Replenishing stockpiles is proving challenging, especially for some Midwestern states, after salt supplies were depleted to tame icy roads last winter. Price increases of at least 20 percent have been common in several cities, including Boston and Raleigh, North Carolina. …
  • New paper: Influence of solar cycles on climate change during the Maunder Minimum

    09/29/2014 11:20:07 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Both observational and proxy records of climate change often show quasi periodic variations similar to solar activity cycles over a wide range of time scales. However, the detailed mechanism and the extent of the influence of solar activity on climate change have not been clearly understood. Although the exact role of each of solar parameters on climate change has not been quantitatively clarified, several possible mechanisms are proposed; such as the forcing through total (e.g. Lean et al., 1995) and spectral irradiance (e.g. Haigh 1996; Kodera and Kuroda, 2005), solar wind (e.g. Tinsley, 1996) and the galactic cosmic rays...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary September 27, 2014

    09/27/2014 9:26:24 AM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | September 27, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Long term/winter forecast, 1-5, 5-10 day. California to remain dry until winter.
  • GOCE reveals gravity dip from ice loss (w/ Video)

    09/26/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | 09-26-2014 | Provided by European Space Agency
    Although not designed to map changes in Earth's gravity over time, ESA's extraordinary satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica over the last few years has left its signature. More than doubling its planned life in orbit, GOCE spent four years measuring Earth's gravity in unprecedented detail. Scientists are now armed with the most accurate gravity model ever produced. This is leading to a much better understanding of many facets of our planet – from the boundary between Earth's crust and upper mantle to the density of the upper atmosphere. The strength of gravity at Earth's surface...
  • California Drought May Be Cause for Mt. Shasta Mudslide

    09/25/2014 2:18:44 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 15 replies
    http://www.accuweather.com ^ | September 24, 2014; | Mark Leberfinger
    U.S. Forest Service officials continue to monitor a mudslide that occurred Saturday at Mt. Shasta in northern California.The mudslide began around 3 p.m. PDT Saturday and continued through the night in Mud Creek Canyon, a Forest Service spokeswoman said in a news release.The cause of the mudslide is believed to be due to the drought conditions which have left Mt. Shasta's glaciers exposed to the sun's heat.A mudslide from Mt. Shasta crosses Pilgrim Creek Road in northern California on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (Photo/U.S. Forest Service/Steve Bachmann)A mudslide from Mt. Shasta merges into the McCloud River in northern California on...
  • People's Climate March Leaves Trail of Trash

    09/24/2014 3:59:48 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 42 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | September 21, 2014 | The Gothamist
    Around 400,000 people marched through Manhattan yesterday to send a message to world leaders regarding the dire consequences of climate change, and the urgent, desperate necessity of enacting sweeping reforms to stop it. It appears at least 150,000 of those people tossed away their paper Starbucks cups... From the looks of it, much of what was heaved onto the ground by activists caught up in the fervor wasn't trash at all—a healthy amount of the detritus piled in the gutters was recyclable, indicating that attendees couldn't even be bothered to stuff their spent Gatorade bottles into their bags until they...
  • Kerry: World is 'On Track To Warm At Least 4 Degrees' in 20-40 Years

    09/24/2014 3:32:03 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 42 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 23, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    "Mother Nature ... is screaming at us about" climate change, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told the crowd at the opening event of Climate Week NYC 2014. While Kerry used a more measured tone than that which he attributed to Mother Nature, the apocalyptic nature of his warnings were in keeping with her purported sentiment. Using projections that appear hyperbolic, even compared to the worst case scenarios presented in the latest United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Kerry said that "we’re on track to warm at at least 4 degrees over the course of the next...
  • More rain causes road problems, hotel closed in Bisbee

    09/23/2014 1:29:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Shar Porier
    BISBEE – Some parts of Bisbee received more heavy rainfall Saturday and Sunday nights which caused mudslides, rock slides and flood damage to homes, buildings and streets. Andy Haratyk, Bisbee streets operation manager, said his department is doing the best it can to maintain access to homes on damaged roads. Haratyk said two roads have been closed to traffic. “I only have one person with me on streets right now,” Haratyk said Monday. “We have only two. One is away on vacation.” Brewery Road is still closed after the Sept. 18 rain and more debris and rock came down from...
  • West Coast warming linked to naturally occurring changes

    09/23/2014 10:36:33 AM PDT · by buffyt · 26 replies
    L A Times ^ | 9/22/2014 | Tony Barboza
    Naturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming on land and in the sea along the West Coast of North America over the last century, a study has found. The analysis challenges assumptions that the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has been a significant driver of the increase in temperatures observed over many decades in the ocean and along the coastline from Alaska to California. Changes in ocean circulation as a result of weaker winds were the main cause of about 1 degree Fahrenheit of warming in the northeast Pacific...
  • RFK Jr.'s Climate Hypocrisy Exposed

    09/23/2014 10:03:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 9-22-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There was a giant climate march in New York (well, it was all over the country) over the weekend, and it was clear that anti-capitalism was really the objective here. That's all the military environmental movement is, is a home for displaced communists, once the Berlin Wall fell. It would have been anyway. It's made to order for deception. It's made to order for campaigns of deceit. Environmentalism allows practitioners to claim to have the best interests of everybody at heart. They want to save something -- in this case the planet -- and they want everybody to be...
  • Record sea ice around Antarctica due to global warming (This is not satire)

    09/23/2014 9:04:40 AM PDT · by Signalman · 34 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 17 Sept 2014 | New Scientist
    IT JUST gets bigger. The extent of the sea ice around Antarctica has hit a record high – for the third year running. Counter-intuitively, global warming is responsible. Since satellite records began in 1979, the winter maximum sea ice cover around Antarctica has been growing at 1.5 per cent per decade. This year has long been on track for a new annual record, with 150 daily records already set. The record was finally broken on 15 September and sea ice extent has increased since, according to data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center analysed by Australia's Bureau...
  • Illegal Aliens, Students Seeking Extra Credit Participate in Climate March

    09/23/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 22, 2014 - 3:24 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Thousands of people took part in the People’s Climate March in NYC on Sunday. Among them illegal aliens, people who want to “stop fuel” and some students earning extra credit from their public school teacher. “I’m actually here with ‘Culture Strike’ and we’re a national network of artists, musicians that focus on migrant justice,” Sonia Guiñansaca told Democracy Now! television. “A lot of undocumented artists were actually part of this. We’re designing the birds, the puppets—so were here loud, screaming out loud visually.” …
  • Southeast NM Flooding: Evacuees return home; Oilfields closed; flash flood watch continues

    09/23/2014 7:29:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    KOB Eyewitnes News 4 ^ | 09/22/2014 | Elizabeth Reed
    We're just praying there's no more rain, that our house is going to stay the same. But whatever happens, God has his plan," said Jennica Granger. OILFIELD ROADS FLOODED OUT. People living in Carlsbad caught a break from the rain Monday, but it's little consolation to people who've been hit in the pocketbook by all the flooding. The Pecos River is swollen, bridges are washed over and roads are closed. The San Jose Bridge was overrun by water early Monday morning, and the sidewalk near the bridge was washed out. The water level has gone down along the Pecos River,...
  • Steady downpour closes roads; river floods. Some parts of county record 6 inches of rain

    09/20/2014 9:13:58 AM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Thursday’s slow-moving storm dropped as much as 6 inches of rain during a 24-hour period on parts of Cochise County, according to the National Weather Service. The steady rainfall began Wednesday afternoon and continued throughout most of the county on Thursday, gradually increasing the flow of the San Pedro River and creating flooding conditions that closed roads, including portions of Highway 92 east of Palominas Road. Cochise County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Carol Capas said some property damage was caused by the slow-moving weather front, with two women being rescued from a house in Portal early Thursday morning....
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (9/20)

    09/20/2014 9:08:45 AM PDT · by Excellence · 13 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | September 20, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    The best is at the end; The People's Climate March! Five-day calm before the storm? Six to ten rain maybe in Northwest; possible cyclone in Gulf of Mexico. "Fall ridge, winter trough." So. Hemisphere ice at record extent.
  • Freeze coming 1-2 weeks early to Vermont and New York

    09/20/2014 9:05:21 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    iceagenow.info ^ | September 18, 2014 | Robert
    This is simply “negative warming,” says reader Irving Prentice. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT… SEP 17 2014CONDITIONS ARE IDEAL FOR A WIDESPREAD FROST/FREEZE EVENT THURSDAY NIGHT…AS STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE REGION FROM ONTARIO AND SWRN QUEBEC. 1000-500MB RH VALUES DROP BELOW 30 PERCENT…AND ANTICIPATE GENERALLY CLEAR SKIES WITH LIGHT WINDS.FREEZE WATCH FOR ALL ZONES EXCEPT GRAND ISLE COUNTY (CHAMPLAIN ISLANDS)…WHERE THE MODERATING INFLUENCE OF THE WARMER LAKE WATERS SHOULD LOCALLY PRECLUDE A FREEZE.TEMPS WILL RANGE FROM 31-35F FOR MOST OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY (JUST A FROST IN SOME LOCATIONS NEAR THE LAKE)…AND GENERALLY MID 20S TO LOWER...
  • Record Low Temperatures Set Friday ( Vermont, NH, NY )

    09/19/2014 5:02:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    In Burlington the temperature reached the freezing mark for the earliest time in the season since 1964 ... A record low was established in Massena, NY for Thursday and Friday ... It means the end of the growing season for 2014 for many
  • US to train veterans to install solar panels

    09/18/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2014 9:59 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses. It will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train a total of at least 50,000, including veterans. …
  • Antarctica – where more ice and less ice is proof of climate change

    09/17/2014 4:58:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | September 16th, 2014 | joanne
    The sea ice around Antarctica is at a record high since satellites started recording, and snowfall is thumping down on the northern Antarctic Peninsula*, but alas — some glaciers on the same peninsula are continuing to melt, just like they have done for 300 years. Hence, a team of researchers-with-models conclude that this means these glaciers are especially, very, super-sensitive to air temperature changes and will “likely” melt fast, raise sea-levels, and disappear in 200 years time.Glaciers in northern Antarctic Peninsula melting faster than ever despite increased snowfall Increased snowfall will not prevent the continued melting of glaciers in the...
  • UN study denies climate protection precludes growth

    09/16/2014 3:10:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09/16/2014 | [cjc/sri (Reuters, AFP)]
    At the crossroads of ecology and economy, an international panel said Tuesday investments in climate protection could also bolster growth. “It is possible to tackle global climate change and it is possible to have economic growth at the same time,” said Mexico’s former president, Felipe Calderón, who introduced a report compiled by former heads of state, business figures and economists. Unlike past studies that have centered on the risks of inaction, the report sought to allay many people’s fears that aggressive climate protection could undermine jobs and economic growth. It said while a pivot to clean energy from fossil fuels...
  • Prof Bob Carter warns of unpreparedness for Global Cooling

    09/14/2014 1:02:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Eric Worrall writes:Professor Bob Carter, writing in today’s edition of The Australian, a major Aussie daily newspaper, warns that the world is unprepared for imminent global cooling, because of the obsession of policy makers with global warming.According to Bob Carter; Heading for ice age“GRAHAM Lloyd has reported on the Bureau of Meteorology’s capitulation to scientific criticism that it should publish an accounting of the corrections it makes to temperature records (“Bureau warms to transparency over adjusted records”, 12/9). Corrections which, furthermore, act to reinforce the bureau’s dedication to a prognosis of future dangerous global warming, by turning cooling temperature trends...
  • New all-time satellite-era record for Antarctic sea ice extent

    09/14/2014 12:50:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    The Antarctic Sea Ice Extent on Sept 13 2014 may have set a  new all time record (at least for the satellite era, we don’t have data prior to that).Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Extent With AnomalyNational Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) – Click the pic to view at source Sunshine hours writes: Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sept 13 2014 – 1,121,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. Data for Day 255. Data here.Breaking the record set in 2013 by 48,000 sq km.Source: http://sunshinehours.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/antarctic-sea-ice-extent-sept-13-2014-new-all-time-record
  • UN Global Warming Propaganda Campaign: Return to Perceived Success Indicates Desperation

    09/14/2014 12:37:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball
    Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball |The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is running a campaign using television weather presenters and national broadcasters from around the world, to influence the UN’s Climate Summit 2014 scheduled for New York City on September 23. It is a counter attack designed to offset their losing the public, political, and scientific debate.They’re releasing a series of films to, as WMO Secretary General Michel Jarroud said, “paint a compelling picture of what life could be like on a warmer planet,”…“Climate change is already leading to more extreme weather such as intense heat and rain…We need to act...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary September 13, 2014

    09/13/2014 1:48:26 PM PDT · by Excellence · 36 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | September 13, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Another hit to the southwest from a hurricane. Texas hit from low coming in from the tropics. A look at the coming winter; it looks a lot like last winter. That ridge of high pressure in the Gulf of Alaska sent everything that would have belonged to California up and over to the Midwest. And it looks like the same for this year. I don't see increased rain, but Joe said more winter rain, so I wait.
  • Is anyone seeing aurora's.Got pictures?

    09/12/2014 6:33:39 PM PDT · by fatima · 137 replies
    Getting reports on Twitter they are beautiful.Post them if you got them.
  • Brussels Anti-Green Purge – New EU Leaders Neuter Green Lobby

    09/12/2014 2:32:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    From Benny Peiser and The GWPF – [Conservative MEP] Miguel Arias Canete, Spain’s former agriculture and environment minister, was nominated as the European Union’s next commissioner for climate and energy, becoming the first single supervisor of those two policy areas. The new commission will take office as energy policy is moving up the EU agenda amid a crisis in Ukraine, the transit country for around half of Russian natural gas to Europe, and the unrest in Middle East. –Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg 10 September 2014 Jean-Claude Juncker’s decision to group EU commissioners into teams serving under a vice-president has been...
  • Southern Californians, get ready to bake and broil in a heat wave

    09/12/2014 10:34:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 12, 2014 | Aaron Orlowski
    If you like records, don't sweat it. The next few days will see a triple-digit heat wave that likely will be, yes, a record-breaker. And depending on what happens with Tropical Storm Odile, that heat could turn muggy through late next week as hurricane-driven humidity hits land. Temperatures are predicted to soar close to 100 and above in most inland areas this weekend, the result of a weather pattern that has been building over the region. Those highs are 10-15 degrees above normal for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Scientists: 'Extreme' Solar Storm Heading to Earth

    09/11/2014 12:18:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Associated Press
    Scientists say an extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions. Forecasters at the Space Weather Prediction Center don't yet know when Wednesday's solar storm will arrive here and which part of the planet will be facing the sun and bear the brunt of the effects. It could be as early as Thursday morning to a few days.
  • Solar Flare Geomagnetic Strength Increased by Twice: NASA

    09/11/2014 11:07:27 AM PDT · by dware · 12 replies
    Capital Wired ^ | 09.11.2014 | Jidde Plas
    NASA’s recent reports alerted that Earth’s magnetic field will face a double-blow from a pair of CMEs on Sept. 12th. Previously, the two storm clouds were propelled in our direction by explosions in the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2158, which also fired off another intense solar flare on 9th and 10. These two flare outburst process was captured on camera by NASA. Huge geomagnetic tornados are expected on Sept. 12th and 13th as an outcome of the above repeated impacts.
  • Morning Snowfall In The Black Hills ( South Dakota )

    09/11/2014 11:03:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Keloland TV ^ | September 11, 2014 | Brandon Van Westen
    BLACK HILLS, SD - Several inches of snow fell Thursday morning in the Black Hills in western South Dakota. Some areas of the Black Hills could see snow totals over four inches
  • Fort Collins Could Break the Record For the Earliest Snowfall Ever Tonight ( Colorado )

    09/11/2014 10:56:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    K99 ^ | September 11, 2014 | Todd Harding
    Fort Collins is on track to break its record for the earliest snowfall ever... the earliest measurable snowfall in Fort Collins since 1889 was recorded on Sept. 12 — that happened twice, once in 1974 and again in 1989.
  • Unsettled Science: 53 different explanations for the failure of computerized climate models

    09/10/2014 6:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/10/2014 | Viv Forbes
    We are told by government-funded climate alarmists that their forecasts of dangerous man-made global warming rely on “settled science”. Their “settled science” represents a mare’s nest of computer models, resting on a few match-sticks of science, surrounded by tall forests of uncertainty. It is indeed settled science that all gases in the atmosphere can affect the exchange of heat between the sun, the Earth and outer space, and this can affect global temperatures. It is also agreed that certain gases like water vapor and carbon dioxide can absorb and redirect radiant energy passing through the atmosphere. It is also settled...
  • Man pulls out of garage just as tornado hits. (video)

    09/10/2014 4:14:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 9-10-2014 | Viral Hog
    A man captures a terrifying tornado on his car's dashcam while pulling out of his garage in Bashkiria, Russia. Once the man realizes that he's in the path of the tornado, he tries driving back into his garage only to witness the tornado's power firsthand.
  • UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    09/09/2014 5:17:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2014 6:53 AM EDT | John Heilprin
    Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. In an annual report, the World Meteorological Organization said that carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming, rose to global concentrations of 396 parts per million last year, the biggest year-to-year change in three decades. That’s an increase of 2.9 ppm from the previous year—and is 42 percent higher than before the Industrial Age, when levels were about 280 parts per million. The 2012 level was itself...
  • Phoenix, Valley recovering from record-setting rain, floods

    09/08/2014 10:26:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | Sep 8, 2014, | Tim Gallen
    The Phoenix area is recovering from record-setting rainfall Monday that led to flooding in several parts of the Valley, closing schools, stranding vehicles and snarling commutes. Both Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared states of emergency while other local public safety agencies cautioned residents to be safe and not drive unless absolutely necessary. Several schools closed across the region, including the Maricopa Community College District, which cancelled all classes today.
  • September 8, 1900: When a hurricane changed history

    09/08/2014 6:08:29 AM PDT · by eastforker · 29 replies
    KPRC ^ | 9/8/2014 | Bill Read
    In 1900 Galveston was the largest and fastest growing city in Texas. Prospects were bright for the shining city by the sea. The port was important and growing as both exports and imports were rising rapidly with the move westward in America. Houston, on the other hand, was a smaller city still trying to find the path to destiny. The 1900 hurricane season had been unusually quiet through most of August – no storms at all in the Atlantic or Gulf. In late August a disturbance moved into the Atlantic from Africa and began its trek to the west. The...
  • 'Great Lakes tidal wave' causes 5-foot immediate rise in water on Lake Superior shoreline

    09/07/2014 7:55:43 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 37 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | September 05, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    A seiche, which is the Great Lakes version of a tidal wave, hit the eastern shoreline of Lake Superior near Sault Saint Marie around 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The seiche (pronounced SAYSH) was caused by a dramatic change in wind direction due to severe thunderstorms. The wind was blowing out of the southeast for a long time period, pushing water along the shoreline out into Lake Superior. Then a line of strong thunderstorms moved through, and the accompanying west wind blew the water back into shore. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported a 65-inch change in water...
  • Actress [Molly Glynn] On Bike Ride Killed By Falling Tree

    09/07/2014 11:03:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    A "marvellous" US stage and television actress has died after a tree fell on her during a violent storm in Chicago. Molly Glynn, who had roles in TV shows including Chicago Fire, Boss and Early Edition, was cycling with her husband when she was hit. The accident happened on Friday and the 46-year-old woman was taken to hospital where she later died from her injuries.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (9/6)

    09/06/2014 8:57:38 AM PDT · by Excellence · 19 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | September 6, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    September and winter forecast. Increased tropical activity may cause mischief on east coast and Gulf of Mexico. Cold coming early this month to upper mid-west and plains states.
  • Up to 4 million die from indoor air pollution annually (they need cheap coal-fired electricity!)

    09/05/2014 10:03:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | September 4th, 2014 | Joanne
    People who have no cheap electricity burn wood or coal inside their homes to make dinner and stay warm. The smoke produces real pollution (as opposed to the fake kind which feeds plants). In India, some homes have pollution levels “three times higher than a typical London street”. Not surprisingly, living in smoke does not work out well for lungs and hearts. “Estimates suggest that household air pollution killed 3·5 to 4 million people in 2010. “We can argue about the numbers and whether they are exaggerated, but there’s no doubt that millions of people would lead better lives if...
  • We are 99.99999% sure that broken models produce stupid climate statistics

    09/05/2014 9:47:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | September 5th, 2014 | Joanne
    Amazing what they can discover with data from the just last 130 years. Hey but it must be right. It’s bootstrapped!Finally, the study you’ve been waiting for. Now we can be absolutely certain — it’s practically proven beyond all doubt –  your SUV changes the climate.We just need to assume the climate models understand the climate and that there are no longer natural cycles at work AND that there are no effects from the sun from the solar wind, solar magnetic fields, or spectral changes. Easy. (Don’t look at the evidence,  the pause or all the model failures.)The new headline:99.999%...
  • Yellowstone ‘Super Eruption’ Could Blanket U.S. in Ash, Study Finds

    09/03/2014 12:37:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    TIME ^ | Sept. 2, 2014 | Dan Kedmey
    <p>If Yellowstone erupted into a massive, ash-spewing volcano, how far might the plume travel across the continental United States? From coast to coast, blanketing every city in ash, according to an unsettling new study.</p> <p>Geophysicists developed a computer model of a Yellowstone “super eruption” that would spew 330 cubic kilometers of volcanic ash into the sky. The resulting ash cloud, depending on wind conditions, would blanket the continental United States in ash deposits of varying thickness, according to the study, published late August in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.</p>
  • ‘The Arctic sea ice spiral of death seems to have reversed’

    09/01/2014 8:29:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    The headline is a quote by Dr. Judith Curry from a David Rose article in the Sunday Mail: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now. The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his...
  • Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies ...

    09/01/2014 8:05:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies suggest ice melt isn’t the only factor Anthony Watts / 20 hours ago September 1, 2014 From the University of SouthamptonA new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm.Researchers at the University of Southampton detected the rapid rise in sea-level by studying satellite scans of a region...
  • National Geographic’s Warming Warning – 10 Years Later

    09/01/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Geoff Sherrington writes: National Geographic Magazine had a Global Warming issue in September 2004. New instruments have given new data. By planning now, NatGeo can make a revised issue 10 years later, in September 2014. The 2014 edition should aim to correct what is now known to be wrong or questionable in the 2004 edition. We can help. Here are some quotes that need attention. The first three have some commentary, as is suggested for the remainder.1. “The famed snows of Kilimanjaro have melted more than 80% since 1912.” P.14 This might have been correct at the time of...
  • Saturday Summary August 30, 2014

    08/30/2014 11:25:06 AM PDT · by Excellence · 21 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | August 30, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    WARNING! Joe sings in last part of video. Be prepared! Genuine North American monsoon in the Gulf of Mexico. Very little tropical activity. Some potential tropical activity off the north coast of south America. Another, larger, potential off the west coast of Africa. 1-15 outlook for US, and a variety of forecasts for fall.
  • Mystery of California's 'Wandering Stones' solved

    08/28/2014 10:20:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 4:07PM BST 28 Aug 2014 | By Hannah Marsh
    It's a geological enigma that's had scientists speculating for half a century. But the mystery behind Death Valley's 'Wandering Stones' has finally been uncovered. It was previously unknown what caused the rocks to move across Racetrack Playa, a desert lake bed in the mountains above California's Death Valley, leaving their distinctive trails behind them. But researchers have witnessed a thin layer of water freezing over the lake, before breaking into sheets the thickness of a window pane and nudging the rocks as they were blown by the breeze. “It’s a delight to be involved in sorting out this kind of...
  • Constitutional chutzpah

    08/28/2014 6:26:15 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 27, 2014 | Seth Lipsky
    There are three ways something can become what the US Constitution calls the “supreme law of the land.” It can be made part of the Constitution by amendment, it can be passed by Congress as a law or it can be ratified by the Senate as a treaty. President Obama can’t get his climate-change agreement made supreme law of the land by any of those constitutional routes. Not even close. The Republican House doesn’t want it. The Democratic Senate won’t act. That’s because the people don’t want it. They’re no dummies. Even in drought-stricken California, the Hill newspaper reports, Democratic...
  • Rain Delays Burning Man Voyagers at Reno Wal-Mart (People of Wal-Mart just got weirder)

    08/27/2014 12:16:06 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 23 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Aug 26, 2014 | SCOTT SONNER Associated Press
    Hundreds of travelers on the road to Burning Man in their quest for oneness with nature and celebration of self-expression on a peaceful playa in northern Nevada's desert didn't expect to spend their first night in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart or Reno resort casino. But most were taking it in stride and were largely optimistic — as so-called "Burners" are apt to be — that the gates to the counterculture event would reopen Tuesday after rare rain showers in the Black Rock Desert turned the ancient lake bottom to a muddy quagmire the day before... ...Dozens of RVs...
  • Winter Is Coming: 1,097 Record Low Temperatures Broken So Far In August

    08/26/2014 2:06:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:45 PM 08/25/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    It’s been a cool summer so far for many across the U.S. as 1,097 record low temperatures were set in August, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) temperature data. NOAA reports that 1,097 “low maximum” temperature records were broken between Aug. 1 and Aug. 23 at locations across the country this year. This means that these temperatures on the day they were recorded were the coolest on record. After a particularly long and frigid winter, summer for much of the U.S. has been cooler than normal, according to NOAA data. The average temperature for July was just 73.3...