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  • John Coleman, The Weather Channel Founder, Dies at Age 83

    01/21/2018 7:21:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Weather.com ^ | 1.21/17
    The Weather Channel co-founder and original “Good Morning America” meteorologist John Coleman passed away Saturday. His wife, Linda, said he passed away at their home in Las Vegas, the Associated Press reports. He was 83 years old. A Texas native, Coleman had controversial views on climate change and insisted global warming is a hoax. He got his first TV job while studying at the University of Illinois and went on to work at several local stations in the Midwest before joining GMA when it launched in 1975, according to AP. After helping launch The Weather Channel in 1981, he served...
  • Bitter cold stretches all the way to Florida; warm days ahead

    01/18/2018 10:24:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | January 18, 2018 | By MAX GOLEMBO
    The snowstorm that crippled the Gulf Coast is gone, but cold weather remains in place across most of the eastern U.S., stretching all the way to Florida. The storm on Wednesday left a foot of snow in parts of North Carolina, and daily records in Raleigh (5.9 inches) and Atlanta (2.3 inches). On Thursday morning, the cold has moved all the way to southern Florida. A wind chill advisory has been issued all the way to Naples and West Palm Beach, Florida, where wind chills are near freezing this morning. It was so cold in the Gulf of Mexico you...
  • Even eyelashes freeze as parts of Russia hit -67 degrees Celsius (-88°F!)

    01/17/2018 2:38:23 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | Jan 17, 2018
    MOSCOW: Temperatures reached -67 degrees Celsius in the remote Yakutia region in Russia on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. Pictures circulating on social media showed people posing with frozen eyelashes as temperatures reportedly fell to -50 degrees Celsius. Temperatures reached -67 degrees Celsius in Yakutia on Tuesday (Jan 16). A video posted on Twitter also showed a cup of boiling water solidifying after being poured out of a window. Blasting boiled water at -46.5C 😄 #Yakutsk pic.twitter.com/G6OdsSiIZ0 — Bolot Bochkarev (@yakutia) January 13, 2018 Residents in Yakutia are normally used to the freezing conditions, with students routinely going to school...
  • The Great Winter of 2017-2018 and the Hypocrisy of Climate Alarmists

    01/12/2018 10:47:23 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Vijay Jayara
    As record lows gripped many parts of the U.S. and Canada, the global warming elitists scrambled to announce to the world that climate change was the driving force behind the freezing weather. Inevitably, their claims have exposed the hypocrisy of the global warming cult that has instilled fear among the public. Temperatures in many parts of the Atlantic U.S. went down drastically last week. Canada was not an exception, with record lows registered in many provinces since November last year. While some forecasts in December predicted a colder than usual winter due to the polar vortex inversion, the drop in...
  • Climate Change Is Altering Lakes and Streams, Study Suggests

    01/12/2018 9:16:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11. 2018 | by Carl Zimmer
    To scientists who study lakes and rivers, it seems humans have embarked on a huge unplanned experiment. By burning fossil fuels, we have already raised the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 40 percent, and we’re on track to increase it by much more. Some of that gas may mix into the world’s inland waters, and recent studies hint that this may have profound effects on the species that live in them. “We’re monkeying with the very chemical foundation of these ecosystems,” said Emily H. Stanley, a limnologist (freshwater ecologist) at the University of Wisconsin — Madison. “But...
  • Climate Change in My Backyard

    01/12/2018 8:59:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11. 2018 | By LEAH C. STOKES
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — On Tuesday morning, half an inch of water fell in nearby Montecito — half an inch in five minutes. Even in the best of conditions, this pace could cause flooding. But it wasn’t the best of conditions. Last month, we endured the largest wildfire in California history. We say the extreme rain caused this disaster. We say it was the fire. And we say that multiple years of drought didn’t help. But what caused the rain, the fire and the drought? There is a clear climate signature in the disaster in Santa Barbara. We know that...
  • 30 Terrifying Photos Before And After Climate Change

    01/09/2018 7:40:05 AM PST · by ro_dreaming · 55 replies
    Houston Chonicle ^ | Oct. 26, 2017 | Fernando Ramirez
    Years from now, Hurricane Harvey may be remembered as the first major storm that signaled the arrival of climate change that scientists predicted for decades. Already, the trio of deadly hurricanes that made landfall in the U.S. during the 2017 season — Harvey, Irma, and Maria — are being associated with the effects of rising temperatures. In a September article by National Geographic, every scientist contacted by the magazine was in agreement that Harvey's destructive rainfall was "almost certainly driven up by temperature increases from human carbon-dioxide emissions."
  • How Do Liberals Flunk Science? Let Us Count the Ways.

    01/07/2018 7:29:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 7, 2018 | Trevor Thomas
    With most of the U.S. recently in the grip of significant cold, and given the proper goading from President Trump, liberals again felt led to lecture us on the difference between weather and climate. It's lost on most leftists how they so often fail to apply the same standards to themselves. Whether blizzards, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, record heat, record cold, and so on, with religious devotion, liberals almost never fail to link dramatic weather events to their apocalyptic climate narrative. One of the easiest jobs in the world has to be that of climate doomsayer. No matter the weather, the...
  • This ‘Bitter Cold’ Is What Global Warming Looks Like, Explains Al Gore

    01/05/2018 10:22:28 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/5/2018 | James Delignpole
    Just when you thought the Big Freeze couldn’t get any worse, here’s Al Gore to twist the knife. It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis. https://t.co/6UfJ9Xxpq6 — Al Gore (@algore) January 4, 2018 Yep. Where others might see a crisis, Al Gore has spotted a Rahm-Emanuel-style opportunity to promote his renewables scam. This bitter cold, he wants you to know, isn’t a sign that his global warming theory is a busted flush. It’s a sign that he’s even more right than ever...
  • Why snow, colder weather conditions don't debunk climate change

    01/05/2018 10:12:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | January 5, 2018 | By Ashley Williams
    With a seeming rise in the occurrence of snow days, blizzards and icy travel, the common belief that climate change isn’t happening comes as no surprise. Scientists stress that locally wintry weather conditions are not indicators of changes in climate, and weather conditions in one part of the world are not representative of what’s occurring globally. “It’s like saying, 'if everyone around me is wealthy, then poverty is not a problem,'” Peter Frumhoff, the Union of Concerned Scientists science and policy director and chief climate scientist, told CNN. Scientists point to hard data, including temperature measurements on land and water...
  • Why Are We So Bad at Predicting How Much Snow We’ll Get?

    01/04/2018 5:38:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | JAN. 3 2018 | Geoff Fox
    We’ve gotten better, but there are still a lot of calculations at play.How much is it going to snow Thursday? As a meteorologist, the bane of my existence is predicting snow. It is the most difficult forecast I make with dozens of different ways it can go wrong. More troubling, it’s probably the forecast most scrutinized before and after the fact. But why? What is it about snow that makes it so tough to pin down? Though temperatures at ground level are important, the critical numbers for assessing snowfall are much higher up in the atmosphere. We’re looking for ice...
  • After record-tying cold, a snowstorm is on the way (Boston area)

    01/03/2018 6:04:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 03, 2018 | Martin Finucane and David Epstein
    Fresh from a record-tying streak of cold, Massachusetts faces more weather misery Thursday: a storm that could bring high winds, near-blizzard conditions, and up to a foot of snow before giving way to another blast of intense cold on the first half of the weekend. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch, effective from late Wednesday night through late Thursday night, warning that damage to trees and power lines is possible. Forecasters say the possibility of power outages is especially worrisome, given the expected return to bitter cold at week’s end.
  • A meteorological ‘bomb’ is set to go off along the East Coast, and dangerous cold will soon follow

    01/02/2018 8:06:12 PM PST · by metmom · 137 replies
    Mashable ^ | Jan 2, 2018 | Andrew Freedman
    An unusually powerful storm is threatening the East Coast of the U.S. this week with heavy snow, high winds, and record-shattering cold not seen in some places since the early 20th Century — if at all. The storm will be the result of a combination of three strong pieces of atmospheric energy, known to meteorologists as shortwaves. Think of these shortwaves as protein bars for storm formation. This particular storm, which is already beginning to form off the coast of Florida, will devour enough of them to allow it to become so powerful that it will contain hurricane force winds...
  • Canada's bitter weather has even penguins coming out of the cold (global warming alert!)

    01/02/2018 6:18:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    AFP ^ | January 1, 2018
    Just how cold is it in Canada? Ask the penguins at the Calgary zoo: Even they have had to take shelter. King penguins -- one of five species at the zoo in western Alberta province -- are certainly accustomed to chilly weather ... But with a cold snap pushing temperatures below minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit) on New Year's Eve -- and feeling more like minus 40 in the wind -- and with one five-month-old penguin chick still maturing, zoo officials decided to draw a line in the snow on Sunday, setting minus 25 as the birds' limit....
  • What's The Temperature Where You Are?

    12/31/2017 3:01:17 PM PST · by ROCKLOBSTER · 536 replies
    National Weather Service ^ | 12/31/17 | ROCKLOBSTER
    Dangerously cold temperatures will be in place tonight to ring in the new year for many locations located east of the Rocky Mountains. Locations across the Northeast and as far south as Kansas into Ohio will be below zero at midnight with wind chills of -20 to -40 for many of these locations. Therefore, locations from northeastern Montana into portions of the Midwest and Northeast are under a Wind Chill Warning with Wind Chill Advisories in place as far south as the central Gulf Coast through Monday morning. Monday's highs will stay below freezing for much of Texas to the...
  • Even Sharks Are Freezing to Death. Winter Rages and the Nation Reels.

    12/29/2017 6:10:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 29, 2017 | Kara Murphy and Jack Healy
    Shivering, snowbound cities are scrapping their outdoor New Year’s Eve countdowns. Polar-bear plunges are being canceled because of fears of frostbite and hypothermia. Winter-hardened towns are gaping at their new lows: 32 degrees below zero in Watertown, N.Y. Minus 36 in International Falls, Minn. Record-breaking snowfalls have stranded older and disabled residents inside their homes for days. Cars are buried under mountains of snow, and lethally low temperatures are forcing cities across the Northeast and Midwest to open emergency “warming centers” for homeless residents and people whose furnaces are no match for the cold.
  • Donald Trump doesn't know the difference between climate and weather

    12/28/2017 8:41:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    Clinton News Network ^ | Updated 9:23 PM ET, Thu December 28, 2017 | Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    (CNN)At 8 p.m. Thursday, after a third straight day of golf at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and the temperature was 72 degrees, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!" The "logic" at work here is simple: How can climate change, aka global warming, be real if it is so cold outside? Trump tweets that...
  • As cold wave sweeps US, Trump derides climate change science

    12/28/2017 8:24:43 PM PST · by shove_it · 119 replies
    AP ^ | 28 Dec 2017
    Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump chimed in on the weather Thursday, citing the cold wave sweeping across much of the central and northeastern United States as justification for his controversial move to leave the global climate change pact. "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record," Trump tweeted from his Mar a Lago resort in Florida, where he is on holiday vacation. "Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!"...
  • Temperatures in International Falls, Minnesota Break Nearly Century-Old Record Low

    12/28/2017 9:40:02 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | December 27,2017 | by Nate Church
    International Falls, Minnesota, has broken a nearly century-old record for their coldest December 27, at -36 degrees Fahrenheit. That temperature — not including the wind chill factor — is the lowest since 1924’s -32F on the same date. However, it remains a far cry from the state’s coldest on record: On Groundhog Day (February 2) in 1996, Tower, Minnesota, recorded a bone-chilling -60F morning. Even International Falls has seen colder on other days, with a -55F personal “best” in 1909. This winter has been brutal across the board. According to Weather.com, a southward dip in the jet stream is largely...
  • International Falls, Minnesota Drops To Record Low -36F

    12/27/2017 5:24:04 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-27-2017
    International Falls, Minnesota woke up to a temperature of -36F at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning breaking the previous record low for Dec. 27 of -32F set in 1924, according to the National Weather Service office in Duluth. That -36 is the actual temperature, not a wind chill! According to state records, the -36 morning in International Falls is only about halfway to the state record low temperature of -60 in Tower, Minnesota on Feb. 2, 1996. The all-time record low for International Falls is -55F, set in January 1909. Wednesday morning, low temperatures in the Twin Cities metro ranged from...