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  • Do greenhouse gases warm the planet by 33°C? Jinan Cao checks the numbers.

    09/08/2012 9:49:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    JoNova ^ | September 7th, 2012 | Joanne
    Jinan Cao has been dissecting the nature of the greenhouse effect and a key calculation that I normally just accept without questioning. This will set a few pigeons loose, but it will be interesting to see where they land. The claims analyzed here are the oft repeated ones that the Earth’s greenhouse effect already warms us by 33°C and that a doubling of CO2 directly causes a 1.1°C rise (that’s with no feedbacks taken into account).Jinan points out that these numbers, repeated as “fact”, are merely a result of misuse of the Stefan-Boltzmann equation. If Earth is not a...
  • The Weather in Charlotte right now for Obunga's cancelled outdoor coronation is...

    09/06/2012 4:14:54 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 21 replies ^ | Sep 6, 2012 | frankenMonkey
    The Weather in Charlotte right now for Obunga's cancelled outdoor coronation is...
  • Weather System in Gulf South of Mississippi

    09/05/2012 12:25:30 PM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    NHC NOAA ^ | 9-5-2012 | Vanity
    There is a possibility of a shutdown of oil platforms in the Gulf because of a rapidly developing system South of the State of Mississippi. It has gone from a 20% chance of tropical development to 40% chance in just the past few hours. The oil industry tends to be very conservative in terms of making sure that it can evacuate workers in the Gulf. It is possibble -- if this system continues to intensify that the Gulf of Mexico oil operations might be shut down in the next day or so.
  • Live National Weather Service Forecast Thread 28202: "Uptown" Charlotte

    09/05/2012 7:35:06 AM PDT · by catnipman · 8 replies
    National Weather Service ^ | Live Thread | National Weather Service
    Live 7-day National Weather Forecast for "Uptown" Charlotte.
  • Eco-nomics: Was Stern 'wrong for the right reasons' ... or just wrong? --The Global Warming Scam --

    09/04/2012 8:52:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    The Register ^ | 4th September 2012 12:38 GMT | Andrew Orlowski
    Perhaps greens just aren't the good guysAnalysis "Why should we sacrifice 10 per cent of our income today to make Bill Gates better off?" asked an MP. "As the world's [second] richest man, he doesn't need our sacrifice." The second richest man in the world, Bill Gates, is a proxy in this rhetorical question. The MP, a former Cabinet minister, is raising a fascinating and rarely asked moral question. Should we make ourselves poorer to save the rich of the future some insignificant amount of money: an amount so small, it will be a rounding error? The argument he builds...
  • “Thing Of The Past” Now A Thing Of August! Snow Blankets Alps Down To Less Than 1600 Meters!

    09/03/2012 9:21:48 AM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    NoTrickZone ^ | September 2, 2012 | P. Gosselin
    A sudden blast of cold polar air accompanied by heavy precipitation led to heavy snowfall in the Alps at levels below 1600 meters.
  • Tropical Storm Leslie in the Atlantic (How can the DNC even think about not cancelling?)

    09/02/2012 10:17:14 PM PDT · by willyd · 22 replies ^ | 09/02/2012 | NOAA
    Tropical storm Leslie is listed on the front page. Could get interesting.
  • New paper finds deep Arctic Ocean from 50,000 to 11,000 years ago was 1–2°C warmer ......

    08/31/2012 2:10:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 29, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Reposted from the Hockey SchtickA new paper published in Nature Geoscience finds “From about 50,000 to 11,000 years ago, the central Arctic Basin from 1,000 to 2,500 meters deep was … 1–2°C warmer than modern Arctic Intermediate Water.” This finding is particularly surprising because it occurred during the last major ice age. Horizontal axis is thousands of years ago with modern temperatures at the left and 50,000 years ago at the right. Temperature proxy of the Intermediate Water Layer of the Arctic Ocean is shown in top graph with degrees C anomaly noted at the upper right vertical axis. Note...
  • Seattle on the verge of record August (weatherwise)

    08/31/2012 2:41:20 AM PDT · by djf · 11 replies
    Provided there is no rain recorded at Sea-Tac airport by midnight tonight, Aug 31st, Seattle will break a longstanding weather record. The very first-ever totally rainless August in the history of the weather records. We are also on something like day 40 of days without any measurable precipitation, which is about the 6th longest stretch on the list. The record of rainless days in Seattle goes back to 1951, when a 51 day stretch of no rain was recorded. Now Seattle certainly has a reputation for alot of rain. A well deserved reputation, even though there are plenty of places...
  • Louisiana Flooding - Akers, LA (Drudge headline pic) [vanity]

    08/30/2012 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 18 replies ^ | 8/30/2012 | Drudge-BlueFlag
    IF you go to the Drudgereport you'll see a pic of a flooded restaurant in Akers, LA. This seafood joint is on the North shore of Lake Maurepas, just west of Lake Pontchartrain -- NW of New Orleans. It sits REAL close to the water's edge below Interstate 55 which is elevated probably 25 feet (guessing) above the ground below. I am postulating this shows what the storm surge there has done, as opposed to rainfall. This link shold take you to a street view where you can just about duplicate the pic on the Drudgereport.'s+seafood-manchac+la&ll=30.289514,-90.402589&spn=0.003029,0.00486&fb=1&gl=us&hq=middendorf's+seafood-manchac+la&cid=0,0,6392791585389205583&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=30.289711,-90.402629&panoid=xPsDGbpc-o6PR-5IA3YkRA&cbp=12,93.54,,0,-5.74 Shift the view...
  • Earthquake So. CA.

    08/29/2012 1:33:28 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 34 replies
    8/29/2012 | me
    No idea where it centered.
  • Best weather projection website

    08/29/2012 7:42:54 AM PDT · by conservativesister · 14 replies
    Yesterday, Drudge was showing a website link, I think maybe thru NOAA, that had projections of the future of the Hurricane Isaac, that link is not there today. It was the computer models projected tracks of 30-50 models. Does anyone know that web address. Thanks a bunch!!!
  • FReeper Help on Live Weather Websites

    08/27/2012 11:22:31 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 29 replies
    27 AUG 2012 | Yours Truly
    Okay, Folks, here's the situation: In light of the developing weather situation this hurricane season, I need some expertise I can only find here. Since I deployed to Iraq in 2005, I have been using for updated weather reports, radar shots, and alerts. They were VERY faithful in the past, and the technical data available on the site was easily translated into what I needed and when. But this year, it's getting ridiculous. Wundergound is now spamming every screen with Obama's face and money-begging, and Shelly-O's mug is getting hideous exposure on every page. So, let me ask the...
  • Drought Relief with TS/Hurricane Isaac

    08/26/2012 10:26:20 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    Weather Predictions on TS/Hurricane Isaac | August 27, 2012 | Vanity
    The National Weathe Service (at this time) is forecasting that Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac may be tropical depression as it enters Missouri/Tennessee. This may be very good news in terms of the drought. Sections of the Mississippi River has been shut down on account of the lack of water. It is possible that this storm system might into the Ohio Valley or even the Upper Mississippi River Valley. It is possible to draw moisture from the Gulf of Mexico/Tropics. This may not help farmers this year. But it is possible that this might help fill reservoirs for some towns and cities...
  • Hurricane Isaac and the oil left from the deepwater horizon spill

    08/26/2012 4:53:35 PM PDT · by diverteach · 84 replies
    8/26/2012 | diverteach
    I've heard nobody talk about the possibilty of the fact that dispersed oil sitting on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and any potential for it to get stirred up from Hurricane Isaac. That oil is down there sitting in the nooks, crannies, crevices and other low spots.
  • Cantore is a Dusch Bag

    08/25/2012 5:19:51 PM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 101 replies
    Paraphrase"biden has cancelled.Id like to look it in the eye but there is no eye".could that be its not a huuricane. Sorry but imop whatever that channel is it is SLANTED
  • 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

    08/24/2012 10:44:27 AM PDT · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 18 replies
    8/24/2012 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    I can't believe it's been 20 years since Andrew struck.
  • 10,000 square miles of floating volcanic pumice found in Pacific

    08/23/2012 6:16:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies ^ | August 10, 2012 | Robert
    Came from an underwater volcano. The New Zealand Navy announced today that they have found a patch of floating volcanic pumice from an underwater volcano floating about 600 miles off the shore of New Zealand. “The rock looked to be sitting two foot (half a meter) above the surface of the waves and lit up a brilliant while colour in the spotlight. It looked exactly like the edge of an ice shelf,” said Lieutenant Tim Oscar aboard the ship the HMNZS Canterbury.Scientists aboard the ship said the white pumice – which covers 10,000 square miles ( 26,000 sq km) –...
  • Antarctic peninsula was 1.3°C warmer than today 11,000 years ago

    08/23/2012 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 23, 2012 | British Antarctic Survey
    Posted on August 23, 2012 by Anthony Watts From the British Antarctic SurveyWordie Ice Shelf location within Antarctic Peninsula (Photo credit: Wikipedia) New climate history adds to understanding of recent Antarctic Peninsula warmingResults published this week by a team of polar scientists from Britain, Australia and France adds a new dimension to our understanding of Antarctic Peninsula climate change and the likely causes of the break-up of its ice shelves.The first comprehensive reconstruction of a 15,000 year climate history from an ice core collected from James Ross Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region is reported this week in the journal...
  • Temperatures were warmer than today for most of the past 10,000 years

    08/23/2012 4:16:44 PM PDT · by gorush · 13 replies ^ | 25 May 10 | Robert W. Felix
    25 May 10 – The revamped cap-and-trade (control-and-tax) bill that Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) are trying to foist on the American public is predicated on a flat-out lie. The control-and-tax proponents would have you believe that our planet has been enduring unprecedented global warming (now coyly referred to as “climate change”), but the facts do not bear that out. Facts. Oh, those damnable facts... ...You’ll see that today’s benign climate is not even close to being the warmest on record. Not even close. Temperatures have been warmer than today for almost all of the past 10,000...