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  • The Hilarious History of 'Climate Tipping Points'

    04/19/2014 12:57:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The UN is trying to scare us into believing we have only 15 years left. It looks ridiculous doing so, considering all the similar declarations that have come and gone. A brief history of “climate tipping point” declarations discloses that the only scary hot air comes from warmist blowhards. Marc Morano at Climate Depot debunks the fake hysteria being generated to jjstify a massive tax and power grab: According to the Boston Globe, the United Nations has issued a new climate “tipping point” by which the world must act to avoid dangerous global warming. The Boston Globe noted on April...
  • The Looking Glass World of "Climate Injustice"

    04/15/2014 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 6 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 4/12/2014 | Manhattan Contrarian
    When Alice went through the looking glass, she found a world where things were completely the reverse of what they are in the real world. Of course, Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece was intended as a parody of the mendacious politicians of the day. Today we have something beyond parody, and that is the U.N. climate bureaucracy and its acolytes. Because the U.N. agencies are bureaucracies, it is perhaps understandable that they should seek at all times to increase their own power and control over the world’s people. But what is not understandable is when that quest turns into a campaign to...
  • The game is up for climate change believers

    04/08/2014 1:17:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 06 Apr 2014 | Charles Moore
    Most of us pay some attention to the weather forecast. If it says it will rain in your area tomorrow, it probably will. But if it says the same for a month, let alone a year, later, it is much less likely to be right. There are too many imponderables. The theory of global warming is a gigantic weather forecast for a century or more. However interesting the scientific inquiries involved, therefore, it can have almost no value as a prediction. Yet it is as a prediction that global warming (or, as we are now ordered to call it in...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 5, 2014

    04/05/2014 9:10:46 AM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies ^ | April 5, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Temp/Precipitation forecast for summer/fall/winter.
  • Do You Think Climate Change is a Pressing Issue?

    04/04/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT · by cutty · 11 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | Apr. 4, 2014
    Vote and/or comment on the poll.
  • 18 inches of new snow in NW Minnesota

    04/01/2014 4:51:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press | 4-1-14 | AP
  • A History of the Disastrous Global Warming Hoax

    03/31/2014 7:31:50 AM PDT · by Excellence · 21 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | March 31, 2014 | Anan Caruba
    “It is the greatest deception in history and the extent of the damage has yet to be exposed and measured,” says Dr. Tim Ball in his new book, “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science”. Several UN conferences set in motion the hoax that is based on the assertion that carbon dioxide (CO2) was causing a dramatic surge in heating the Earth. IPCC reports have continued to spread this lie through their summaries for policy makers that influenced policies that have caused nations worldwide to spend billions to reduce and restrict CO2 emissions. Manmade climate change—called anthropogenic global warming—continues to be...
  • UN Science Report: Warming Worsens Security Woes,Global Instability(Is it April 1, Already?)

    03/30/2014 11:12:13 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    AP ^ | March 30, 2014 | SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
    In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees. They're not saying it will cause violence, but will be an added factor making things even more dangerous. Fights over resources, like water and energy, hunger and extreme weather will all go into the mix to destabilize the world a bit more, says the report by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental...
  • Americans Spent $7.45 Billion In 3 Three Years Helping Other Countries Deal With Climate Change

    03/28/2014 10:36:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Warning Signs ^ | March 27, 2014 | Alan Caruba
    A History of the Disastrous Global Warming Hoax “It is the greatest deception in history and the extent of the damage has yet to be exposed and measured,” says Dr. Tim Ball in his new book, “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science”. Dr. Ball has been a climatologist for more than forty years and was one of the earliest critics of the global warming hoax that was initiated by the United Nations environmental program that was established in 1972 and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) established in 1988. Several UN conferences set in motion the hoax that is...
  • Climate Alarm - Climate science moves in one direction, the AAAS moves in the other.

    03/28/2014 9:28:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 27, 2014 | Paul C. Knappenberger
    In its new report on the risks from human-caused climate change, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) sets climate science back rather than “advancing” it. The report, counterfactually titled “What We Know,” is more an account of what the scientific community thought it knew about a decade ago than an up-to-date telling of current understanding. Not surprisingly, the group ignores the fact that climate science is moving in a direction that increasingly suggests that the risk of extreme climate change is lower than has been previously assessed. Instead, the AAAS continues to play up the chance of...
  • What Kind of Fool am I?

    03/24/2014 7:56:20 PM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | Mark Steyn
    Ever since I ended my joint representation with National Review and fired my lawyers on Boxing Day, the endlessly reprised refrain has been that "Mark Steyn has a fool for a client". As I wrote here: That's an old English joke, of course. Circa 18th century, I believe, when English life was very lightly lawyered. Whether it applies a quarter-millennium on in a sclerotic dungheap of a system that, as my old boss Conrad Black likes to point out, employs as many lawyers as the rest of the planet combined, who between them invoice ten per cent of GDP is...
  • One Reason It May Be Harder to Find Flight 370: We Messed Up the Currents (barf bag at the ready)

    03/23/2014 6:06:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 73 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 3-21-2014 | James West
    Scientists say man-made climate change has fundamentally altered the currents of the vast, deep oceans where investigators are currently scouring for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, setting a complex stage for the ongoing search for MH370. If the Boeing 777 did plunge into the ocean somewhere in the vicinity of where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean, the location where its debris finally ends up, if found at all, may be vastly different from where investigators could have anticipated 30 years ago.
  • Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary

    03/22/2014 9:25:40 AM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 22, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Another cold/snow blast for the east, rain for the west, plus a look at the coming El Nińo. As Joe mentioned last week, this is an atmosphere-driven El Nińo, not water-driven, and therefore short-term. There will be a lot of screaming about global warming in July, then silence as it dissipates into another brutal winter.
  • WH To Launch Website On Climate Change To Help ‘America’s Communities To Prepare For The Future’

    03/19/2014 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Kukil Bora
    The White House will launch a new online initiative on Wednesday that will provide users access to climate data to spread awareness about the effects of global warming in an effort to improve climate-change preparedness across the country. As part of the initiative, the Obama administration will make federal data on climate change accessible to citizens, businesses and local governments in a new section within the website -- called -- that will be jointly run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, and NASA.
  • White House launches new climate data initiative Wednesday

    03/19/2014 8:08:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/19/2014 | BY JULIET EILPERIN
    The White House is launching an initiative Wednesday that aims to expand the use of climate data nationwide, to help communities cope with the impacts of global warming. The effort includes making federal data more accessible through; launching a design competition to demonstrate the extent to which Americans are vulnerable to coastal flooding; releasing new federal map data to depict which aspects of the nation's infrastructure are vulnerable to climate change; and enlisting private firms such as Google and the software company Esri to disseminate and store data. In a joint blog post, White House counselor John D. Podesta...
  • Philly Marks Second Snowiest Winter On Record

    03/17/2014 12:08:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | March 17, 2014 | Kate Bilo
    PHILADELPHIA — It’s St. Patrick’s Day and three days away from spring, but after enjoying mild and pleasant weekend weather, winter reminded us of its wrath this morning with yet another “upside-down” storm that delivered heavy snow, especially to the shore points and portions of Delaware. 4.5″ of snow fell today at the airport, making it the snowiest St. Patrick’s Day ever. The previous snowiest St. Pat’s was all the way back in 1892 when 3.5″ of snow fell. In addition to that, we have now achieved another dubious milestone this winter. With 67.4″ of snow this season, it’s now...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 15, 2014

    03/15/2014 10:40:05 AM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies ^ | March 15,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    A nice conversation about how the coming atmospheric-driven El Nińo will affect the winter 2014-2015. Also hurricane forecast for the coming season. It looks like another bad winter for the Midwest/Central Plains/Eastern Seaboard coming 2014-2015.
  • Earth is Safe From 'Global Warming' Say the Men Who Put Man on the Moon

    03/12/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT · by SuperSonic · 16 replies ^ | 8 Mar 2014 | by James Delingpole
    The planet is not in danger of catastrophic man made global warming. Even if we burn all the world's recoverable fossil fuels it will still only result in a temperature rise of less than 1.2 degrees C. So say The Right Climate Stuff Research Team, a group of retired NASA Apollo scientists and engineers - the men who put Neil Armstrong on the moon - in a new report. "It's an embarrassment to those of us who put NASA's name on the map to have people like James Hansen popping off about global warming," says the project's leader Hal Doiron....
  • My Global Warming Skepticism, for Dummies

    03/09/2014 9:49:11 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 22 replies
    Global Warming ^ | Feb., 2014 | Roy Spences, PHD
    I receive many e-mails, and a recurring complaint is that many of my posts are too technical to understand. This morning’s installment arrived with the subject line, “Please Talk to Us”, and suggested I provide short, concise, easily understood summaries and explanations “for dummies”. So, here’s a list of basic climate change questions, and brief answers based upon what I know today. I might update them as I receive suggestions and comments. I will also be adding links to other sources, and some visual aids, as appropriate.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 8, 2014

    03/08/2014 7:57:41 AM PST · by Excellence · 21 replies ^ | 8 March 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    First 10 minutes is a not-global warming rant (pure Joe and great, as always), quick look at March/April/May/Summer (don't blink, you'll miss it), and temps/precipitation for next winter.
  • COLD SHOULDER: ABC, CBS Exclude Scientists Critical of Global Warming for More Than 1,300 Days

    03/06/2014 7:07:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies ^ | 03/06/2014 | Sean Long
    Like a simple parlor trick, the networks are able to make skeptical scientists vanish, at least from the eyes of their viewers. In some cases, the broadcast networks have failed to include such scientists for years, while including alarmist scientists within the past six months. ABC, CBS and NBC's lengthy omission of scientists critical of global warming alarmism propped up the myth of a scientific consensus, despite the fact that many scientists and thousands of peer-reviewed studies disagree. Neither CBS nor ABC have included a skeptical scientists in their news shows within the past 1,300 days, but both networks included...
  • Climate Change: Causes and Implications of "the Pause" (My Quotation Marks)

    03/05/2014 3:59:03 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Climate, Etc ^ | March 4, 2014 | Judith A Curry
    Causes and Implications of the Growing Divergence between climate model simulations and observations For the past 15+ years, there has been no increase in global average surface temperature, which has been referred to as a ‘hiatus’ in global warming. By contrast, estimates of expected warming in the first several decades of 21st century made by the IPCC AR4 were 0.2C/decade. This talk summarizes the recent CMIP5 climate model simulation results and comparisons with observational data. The most recent climate model simulations used in the AR5 indicate that the warming stagnation since 1998 is no longer consistent with model projections even...
  • Report: DC’s green-approved buildings using more energy

    03/04/2014 12:18:49 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3-4-14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Washington, D.C. may have the highest number of certified green buildings in the country, but research by Environmental Policy Alliance suggests it might not be doing much good.The free-market group analyzed the first round of energy usage data released by city officials Friday and found that large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didn’t receive this green stamp of approval.LEED is the brainchild of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private environmental group.
  • No global warming for 17 years, 6 months

    03/04/2014 8:53:58 AM PST · by Signalman · 15 replies
    WUWT ^ | 3/4/2014 | Christopher Mockton
    Seventeen and a half years. Not a flicker of global warming. The RSS satellite record, the first of the five global-temperature datasets to report its February value, shows a zero trend for an impressive 210 months. Miss Brevis, send a postcard to Mr Gore:
  • Obama admin drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule

    03/04/2014 5:23:36 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-3-14 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is driving ahead with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tailpipe emissions, declaring that cleaner air will save thousands of lives per year at little cost to consumers. Public health groups and automakers cheered the new rules, finalized Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, with some insisting they could prove to be President Barack Obama's signature environmental accomplishment in his second term. The oil and gas industry, meanwhile, panned the move, calling it gratuitous and accusing the government of grossly underestimating the increased cost at the pump. "The benefits far outweigh the costs," said EPA...
  • Are you a climate change denier? Well, don't buy shares in Apple says chief executive Tim Cook

    03/03/2014 4:00:38 PM PST · by Windflier · 151 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 3 March 2014 | Tara Brady
    Apple chief executive Tim Cook has told climate-change deniers they should not buy shares in the company. Cook, 53, who took over the company shortly after Steve Jobs died of cancer in October 2011, was giving a talk at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders when he made the remarks. The National Centre for Public Policy had called for Apple not to put money in green energy projects which are not profitable. However, Cook said Apple did 'a lot of things for reasons besides profit motive' adding: 'We want to leave the world better than we found it.' He said:...
  • Saturday Summary March 1, 2014

    03/01/2014 4:24:04 PM PST · by Excellence · 12 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | March 1, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Enjoy the weather; it's the only weather you've got.
  • The Kerry Climate Capers

    02/27/2014 3:43:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2014 | S. Fred Singer
    It looks like John Kerry's peace efforts may not garner him a Nobel Prize - so why not try Global Warming? "The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand. We don't have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society. And in a sense, climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction." - John Kerry, in Jakarta on Feb 16, 2014 Our Secretary of State, John Kerry, sometimes known as "Ketchup Kerry," has serious ambitions...
  • The Original Sin of Global Warming

    02/27/2014 3:17:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 26, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    It might seem strange to say it, but I am a global warming skeptic because of Carl Sagan. This might seem strange because Sagan was an early promoter of the theory that man-made emissions of carbon dioxide are going to fry the globe. But it’s not so strange when you consider the larger message that made Sagan famous. As with many people my age, Sagan’s 1980 series “Cosmos,” which aired on public television when I was eleven years old, was my introduction to science, and it changed my life. “Cosmos&88221; shared the latest developments in the sciences of evolution, astronomy,...
  • Greenpeace co-founder: No scientific proof humans are dominant cause of warming climate

    02/26/2014 10:32:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2014
    A co-founder of Greenpeace told lawmakers there is no evidence man is contributing to climate change, and said he left the group when it became more interested in politics than the environment. Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist and business consultant who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, told members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee environmental groups like the one he helped establish use faulty computer models and scare tactics in promoting claims man-made gases are heating up the planet. “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of...
  • Greenpeace co-founder: No scientific evidence of man-made global warming

    02/26/2014 12:26:10 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-25-2014 | Michael Bastasch
    There is no scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm, according to Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who testified in front of a Senate committee on Tuesday. Moore argued that the current argument that the burning of fossil fuels is driving global warming over the past century lacks scientific evidence. He added that the Earth is in an unusually cold period and some warming would be a good thing. “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100...

    02/25/2014 12:49:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 25, 2014 | James Taylor
    This article originally appeared on Secretary of State John Kerry sunk to climate McCarthyism last week, calling scientists at NASA, NOAA, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and other prestigious research institutions “shoddy scientists” and members of “the Flat Earth Society” because they don’t agree with Kerry and President Barack Obama on global warming issues. Fortunately for science, and unfortunately for Kerry, the Scientific Method encourages rather than blackballs critical inquiry and scientific debate. If that were not the case, people would indeed still believe the Earth is flat. Even so, more than 31,000 scientists have signed a summary of the...
  • The climate question: Alarmists in panic

    02/24/2014 8:41:56 AM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 23, 2014 | Masthead Editorial
    With 15 years of flat temperatures invalidating the “models” climate-clucking “scientists” cherish, blame-mankind politicians resort to shouting down opponents, bogus doomsday scenarios, With 15 years of flat temperatures invalidating the “models” climate-clucking “scientists” cherish, blame-mankind politicians resort to shouting down opponents, bogus doomsday scenarios, false claims that scientific “consensus” favors their side and calls for economically ruinous “action” — as Secretary of State John Kerry did in a speech in Indonesia. He likened skeptics of man-made climate change to the Flat Earth Society, called global warming a weapon of mass destruction and warned against letting “a few loud interest groups”...
  • Free Speech for Mann, But Not for Thee

    02/23/2014 10:19:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 20, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Every side in the political debate has a natural tendency to appeal to freedom of speech when they feel threatened—but to ignore (or initiate) threats to the free speech of the other side. My favorite example is from the early 1990s, when the Yeltsin government dispossessed Russia's Communist Party of the vast holdings it had amassed in the decades when it controlled the state. The Communist Party screamed in protest, denouncing the supposed attack on its "property rights and freedom of speech." Which was pretty rich, considering that the Communists had just spent 70 years ruthlessly stamping out everyone else's...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 22, 2014

    02/22/2014 11:25:45 AM PST · by Excellence · 21 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | February 22,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Long discussion of causes of weather this winter. More cold and snow in the weeks ahead. Rain for California.
  • Sen. Mark Udall feeling heat over ties to climate change billionaire

    02/20/2014 10:35:37 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Not all Coloradans were impressed by Sen. Mark Udall’s invitation to liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s exclusive Democratic Party fund-raiser. Mr. Udall’s critics turned up the heat after it came to light that the Democrat was among those invited to hobnob Wednesday with the billionaire at his home in San Francisco for a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) fundraiser. A former hedge-fund manager, Mr. Steyer made a political splash earlier this week by announcing plans to spend $100 million on promoting candidates in the upcoming 2014 midterm elections who will promise to combat climate change. ... “It just reaffirms that the...
  • No, Mr. President, drought and climate change aren't linked

    02/19/2014 11:55:17 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2014 | Masthead Editorial
    There is much to be said about the Obama administration's linkage of California's extreme drought and global warming. For starters, President Obama and John Holdren, his chief science advisor, should spend a little time in the United States Global Change Research Program's library. There they will find the U.S. government's recently updated 2008 study on the issue, “Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate.” The study notes that the 1930s and 1950s were drier than the current decade and concludes that “droughts have, for the most part, become shorter, less frequent, and cover a smaller portion of the U....
  • Climate Parasites: The Answer to 'Climate Change Deniers'

    02/19/2014 7:33:39 AM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2014 | William A. Levinson
    It is a basic principle of psychological warfare that the side that controls the language of the argument controls the argument. Barack Obama's own website is using this PsyWar technique by calling opponents of his cap and trade agenda "climate change deniers." He has also used the financial resources of the federal government, such as, to marginalize everybody who doesn't agree with him as a climate change denier. Democrats Sheldon Whitehouse, Harry Reid, and Peter DeFazio also have followed Joseph Goebbels's advice to the effect that if you tell a big lie vigorously and often enough, people will believe...
  • Climate Consensus Con Game

    02/18/2014 10:07:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2014 | S. Fred Singer
    At the outset, let's be quite clear: There is no consensus about dangerous anthropogenic global warming (DAGW) -- and there never was. There is not even a consensus on whether human activities, such as burning fossil fuels to produce useful energy, affect global climate significantly. So what's all this fuss about? Let's also be quite clear that science does not work by way of consensus. Science does not progress by appeal to authority; in fact, major scientific advances usually come from outside the consensus; one can cite many classic examples, from Galileo to Einstein. [Another way to phrase this issue:...
  • 5 Scientific Reasons That Global Warming Isn't Happening

    02/18/2014 4:00:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | February 18, 2014 | John Hawkins
    How did global warming discussions end up hinging on what's happening with polar bears, unverifiable predictions of what will happen in a hundred years, and whether people are "climate deniers" or "global warming cultists?" If this is a scientific topic, why aren't we spending more time discussing the science involved? Why aren't we talking about the evidence and the actual data involved? Why aren't we looking at the predictions that were made and seeing if they match up to the results? If this is such an open and shut case, why are so many people who care about science skeptical?...

    02/17/2014 8:58:19 AM PST · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 17, 2014 | Donald C. Morton
    ABSTRACT The Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released in September 2013 continues the pattern of previous ones raising alarm about a warming earth due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases. This paper identifies six problems with this conclusion – the mismatch of the model predictions with the temperature observations, the assumption of positive feedback, possible solar effects, the use of a global temperature, chaos in climate, and the rejection of any skepticism.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 15, 2014

    02/15/2014 8:50:07 AM PST · by Excellence · 10 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | February 15, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Sadly, winter is nowhere near over, and I see something lurking off the west coast that might get interesting.
  • Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

    02/14/2014 6:46:10 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 14, 2014
    The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years... U.S. airlines have canceled more than 75,000 domestic flights since Dec. 1, including more than 14,000 this week. That's 5.5 percent of the 1.37 million flights scheduled during that period.
  • Snow Totals Piling Up Fast; 130 Year Old Record Falls ( Philadelphia )

    02/14/2014 9:32:12 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | February 13, 2014 | Steve Strouss
    The onslaught on Wintry Weather continues this morning. Snow is piling up fast across the Delaware Valley as our monster Nor’easter climbs up the Eastern seaboard. And with the snowfall in the city of Philadelphia Thursday, a 130-year-old record was shattered. For the first time in the city’s history, there have been four 6+ inch snowfalls or more in season. In addition, we are now in the top 5 snowiest winters of all-time. The storm has a history of producing historic snowfall and ice accumulations across the Southern United States and now it is blasting our region with blinding snow,...
  • Climatologist:Strong Winds Cause Dip In Global Warming Temperatures (Barf!)

    02/13/2014 1:46:44 PM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    The Energy Colllective ^ | FEbruary 12, 2014 | Joseph Romm
    Title:Climatologist: When Souped-Up Ocean Warming Ends, Global Temperatures Look Set To Rise Rapidly Chart of temperature since 1950, also showing the phase of the El Nińo-La Nińa cycle. Via NASA. The last decade was the hottest on record, and 2010 was the warmest year on record, continuing the long-term trend driven by human emissions (see above graph). Still, in the past ten years, surface temperatures didn’t appear to warm as fast as many had expected — although the oceans kept warming rapidly, and Arctic sea ice melted faster than expected, as did the great ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica...
  • Prostituting Science

    02/11/2014 12:59:13 AM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2014 | Russ Vaughn
    Over at Forbes, Patrick Michaels, Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute and a senior fellow in research and economic development at George Mason University, has written a serious and thought-provoking piece regarding the deleterious impact of the fraud of global warming on the world scientific community. Michaels, citing an article in the Australian literary journal, Quadrant, by Garth Paltridge, whom Michaels characterizes as one of the world's most respected atmospheric scientists, posits a harsh view of the inevitable and devastating impact of the current climate change hysteria on future scientific research. For those...
  • Why Did The Met Office Forecast A Dry Winter?

    02/10/2014 7:31:36 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/10/2014 | Dr. Benny Peiser
    For the December-January-February period as a whole there is a slight signal for below-average precipitation. –-Met Office forecast, 23 November 2014 It is all very well for the Met Office to claim that they know the reason for the recent wet and stormy weather, but it is clear they knew no such thing last November, when they forecast the likely probability of a dry winter. Certainly, the factors in the Pacific, that they now blame, were in play at the time. (If they were not, then they are just “weather”, and cannot be claimed to be linked to “climate change”)....
  • Saturday Summary February 8, 2014

    02/08/2014 9:26:01 AM PST · by Excellence · 17 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | February 8, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe talks about another wave of cold coming down, and points out blocking over Greenland is a sign of solar inactivity. Also, gratefully, Northern California should get a good dosing of rain.
  • Monckton: Challenge to Prince Charles (Over Global Warming Debate)

    02/05/2014 7:22:18 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | February 5, 2014 | Lord Monckton
    Lord Monckton invites ‘Chazza’ to spar over ‘unroyal’ global-warming remarkHis Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Clarence House, London.Candlemas, 2014Your Royal Highness’ recent remarks describing those who have scientific and economic reason to question the Establishment opinion on climatic apocalypse in uncomplimentary and unroyal terms as “headless chickens” mark the end of our constitutional monarchy and a return to the direct involvement of the Royal Family, in the Person of our future king, no less, in the cut and thrust of partisan politics.Now that Your Royal Highness has offered Your Person as fair game in the shootout of politics, I...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 1, 2014

    02/01/2014 9:06:46 AM PST · by Excellence · 15 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | February 1, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Things don't look much better for the middle/east of the country for February. And the west may see some of that cold in the next five days.