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  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (7/4)

    07/04/2015 10:51:36 AM PDT · by Excellence · 6 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | July 4, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    An explanation of the Madden–Julian oscillation and its relationship to tropical activity. Shift in sea surface temps bodes well for getting rid of the "ridiculously resilient ridge" off the west coast of the US/Canada.
  • Touring world's largest pump station? 5 things to know

    07/03/2015 3:43:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/1/15 | Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The world's largest drainage pump station, in Plaquemines Parish, could be opened for a public tour this fall during a campaign to educate West Bank residents about their $4 billion flood protection system. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West officials are considering an open house as they ask West Jefferson voters for a $5.5 million property tax increase and Algiers voters for a 30-year tax renewal for flood protection.Officials say the money is needed to cover $34 million in expenses associated with operation and maintenance of 100 miles of levees, floodwalls and floodgates built after Hurricane Katrina. Last year, the authority...
  • Pittsburgh Regatta will go on without boats, water events

    07/03/2015 11:56:09 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | July 3 | Tom Fontaine
    Organizers of this weekend's EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta said Friday they canceled all scheduled boat races because of hazardous river conditions
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 27, 2015

    06/27/2015 9:15:56 AM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | June 27, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Really, really complicated talk on pressure systems, the dust coming off the west coast of Africa, the El Nińo, the JMO. It's more like a college lecture than a weather report. Indulge. Learn.
  • Michael Jackson sighted moonwalking in the clouds over Goochland County, Va.

    06/26/2015 11:41:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-26-2015 | Kevin Ambrose
    The likeness of Michael Jackson was spotted in the clouds over central Virginia earlier this week, moon-walking through a thunderstorm. The photo went viral in the local news circuit and on social media — or at least as viral as a cloud story can go. You can see him in the top center of the photo above, taken in Goochland County, Va., on Tuesday by John Plashal. It’s a bit of a stretch, but I suppose it’s feasible that the King of Pop, with his quintessential black pants + white shirt combo is visible without much of a head or left...
  • There’s a giant hole that’s draining a lake on the border of Oklahoma and Texas like it’s a bathtub

    06/25/2015 2:04:24 PM PDT · by Smittie · 50 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | June 24, 2015 | Tanya Lewis
    Like something straight out of "The Twilight Zone", a swirling vortex has opened up in a giant lake on the border of Oklahoma and Texas. The gaping hole — which appeared recently in Lake Texoma — alarmed everyone from Twitter users to the Tulsa District US Army Corps of Engineers, who posted a YouTube video of the vortex. Below the video, they describe the hole as being "8 feet in diameter and capable of sucking in a full-sized boat."
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 20, 2015

    06/20/2015 10:29:27 AM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | June 20, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Must see, Joe goes into the implications of the crash of the Southern Oscillation Index and the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Rain and cooling in the mid-west, hell on Earth west of the Rockies.
  • Couple Paints American Flag On Brown Lawn As San Jose Forces Water Cutbacks During Drought

    06/16/2015 7:11:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | June 15, 2015 10:39 PM | Andria Borba
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — San Jose is forcing its residents to cut back on water use during the drought, so one couple found a patriotic solution to their ugly brown lawn by painting an American flag on it. Claudia Decker and her husband stopped watering their lawn in January. Tired of looking at the patchy turf and dirt, they wanted to increase their curb appeal. “People are painting their lawns green because of the drought,” Decker told KPIX 5. Instead of green, the couple painted an American flag on the lawn, in honor of Flag Day. The flag even...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 13, 2015

    06/13/2015 1:58:23 PM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | June 13,2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe is doing a remote from Madison Wisconsin, so it's short and all about the rain in Texas.
  • Where is All the CO2 Really Going?

    06/12/2015 8:14:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2015 | Norman Rogers
    When fossil fuels -- coal, oil and natural gas -- burn, the major combustion products are carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor. Water doesn’t matter since it is already everywhere and adding a little bit more to the Earth won’t tip any balances. CO2, on the other hand is considered to be a great evil by those who believe in catastrophic global warming. It’s perfectly reasonable that adding CO2 to the atmosphere could cause some warming, probably minor. This perfectly reasonably supposition was turned into unreasonable dogma by certain scientific disciplines that sensed an opportunity. They realized that if CO2...
  • Global warming: When science meets science fiction

    06/06/2015 5:13:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    washington times ^ | June 6, 2015 | Tim Constantine
    That’s right, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is turning science into science fiction — literally. The federal agency “adjusted” the hiatus in warming out of the temperature record. New climate data by NOAA “scientists and researchers doubles the warming trend since the late 1990s by adjusting pre-hiatus temperatures downward and inflating temperatures in more recent years. You read me right. These “scientists and researchers” have determined they know better than the actual weather records what the temperatures around the globe were and are. It’s not fact. It’s not science. It’s their best guess, which by no small coincidence,...
  • Global Warming: The Theory that Predicts Nothing and Explains Everything

    06/09/2015 6:29:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/09/2015 | By Robert Tracinski
    A lot of us having been pointing out one of the big problems with the global warming theory: a long plateau in global temperatures since about 1998. Most significantly, this leveling off was not predicted by the theory, and observed temperatures have been below the lowest end of the range predicted by all of the computerized climate models. So what to do if your theory doesn’t fit the data? Why, change the data, of course! Hence a blockbuster new report: a new analysis of temperature data since 1998 “adjusts” the numbers and magically finds that there was no plateau...
  • On World Oceans Day, Naked Celebs Pose With Fish (did these gropers consent to being manhandled?)

    06/08/2015 5:04:53 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 58 replies
    ABC News via Good Morning America ^ | Jun 8, 2015, 2:57 PM ET | JOANNA PRISCOJOANNA PRISCO
    ...As part of an annual photo project coordinated by Fishlove -- a U.K. nonprofit group devoted to protecting the Earth's marine ecosystems and promoting sustainable fishing practices -- stars ranging from Dame Judi Dench to Sir Richard Branson to Helena Bonham Carter were photographed in the buff alongside various sea creatures... ...Today, the images have taken on special significance across the Internet due to World Oceans Day, an international effort to raise awareness regarding sea life.
  • Hippy Dippy Weatherman on Weather Patterns (1971)

    06/07/2015 10:26:08 AM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1971
    Flip Wilson & George Carlin Funny News Clips. Classic comedy skits. Hippy Dippy Weatherman
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 6, 2015

    06/06/2015 2:37:21 PM PDT · by Excellence · 11 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | June 6, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi's take on weather and climate.
  • Ten Years Without a Hurricane Hit, Is Florida's Lucky Streak About to End?

    06/03/2015 11:05:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/1 | Noreen O'Donnell
    “I guarantee you that remarkable streak is going to end,” says a National Hurricane Center spokesman as hurricane season gets underway.The last time Florida faced down a hurricane's full wrath was a decade ago. Since then the state has grown by at least 2.5 million people. Many newcomers may be unprepared for the punishing winds and surges of water that come with a direct hit, and not used to boarding up their windows or evacuating their homes. That worries professional hurricane watchers. “There are going to be people who have moved to the state and don’t know what to do,...
  • Another global warming catastrophe: the Sahara Desert is actually getting greener

    06/03/2015 7:16:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This story is actually quite fascinating and it obviously has something to do with changes in the climate, but just how to explain it all remains a subject of contention. You would think that increasing temperatures would make things worse in the deserts of the world, but in a rather counterintuitive instance of planet watching, it appears that the Sahara desert may actually be shrinking. A few thousand years ago, a mighty river flowed through the Sahara across what is today Sudan. The Wadi Howar—now just a dried-out riverbed for most of the year—sustained not just fish, crocodiles, and...
  • Japan Approves Plan for 26% Cut to Greenhouse Gases

    06/01/2015 9:30:36 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 11 replies
    Financial Review ^ | Tuesday, June 2, 2015 13:67 GMT | Chisaki Watanabe
    Cabinet ministers in Japan approved a plan to reduce greenhouse gases by 26 percent by 2030, a goal already criticized by environmental groups as too timid and statistically unsound. The cuts, first unveiled in a draft in April, will use 2013 as a baseline. Acceptance of the draft report was announced by Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki Tuesday in Tokyo. Final approval will be sought after public comment. Adopting 2013 as a starting point is contentious because it's a year when Japan recorded its second-highest emissions level ever as it burned more fossil fuels to replace nuclear power lost after the...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (5/30)

    05/30/2015 4:09:14 PM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | May 30,2015 | Joe Bastardi
    The Seal Team 6 of weather. Joe and Ryan predicted summer weather, US government just now catching up. AGW drought in Texas now AGW flood. Good Grief. MJO gaining a lot of amplitude, confirming El Nino. Rainfall way above normal, but Texas drying out as the storms moves east. More cool weather in center of country, moving east.
  • California’s largest lake is slipping away amid an epic drought

    05/29/2015 11:06:23 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Todd C. Frankel
    The Salton Sea is the largest lake in California, 360 square miles of unlikely liquid pooled in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Now the sea is slipping away. The Salton Sea needs more water — but so does just about every other place in California. And what is happening here perfectly illustrates the fight over water in the West, where epic drought has revived decades-old battles and the simple solutions have all been tried. Allowing the Salton Sea to shrink unabated would be catastrophic, experts say. Dried lake bed, called playa, is lighter and flies farther than ordinary soil....
  • Hopes rise for a strong El Nińo to ease California drought

    05/28/2015 12:14:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    l a times ^ | Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia
    This month's weather suggests how El Nińo's building strength is already affecting the United States. It's giving weather scientists reason to be cautiously optimistic that it has the stamina to see it through California's rainy season, which typically begins in October and ends in April. "Can one big year ease the drought conditions? Yes, it can," said Michael Anderson, state climatologist with the California Department of Water Resources. "It can definitely replenish the surface storage and can have some benefit to starting to replenish some of the groundwater." ... El Nińo is the warming of Pacific Ocean waters along the...
  • Texas family records flood turning home into 'washing machine'

    05/28/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies
    upi ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WIMBERLY, Texas, - A Texas family whose home was caught in the Blanco River flood recorded the moment their home became "a gigantic washing machine." Sarah Perez of Wimberly posted a video to YouTube showing the moment floodwater from the overflowing Blanco River rushed into her family's home Saturday. "Oh no!" Perez can be heard saying in the video, which was filmed from the home's second floor. "It turned the living room into a gigantic washing machine," husband Ernie Perez told CNN. The family was rescued by a fire crew in the area to check on an elderly neighbor. "We...
  • Cochise Stronghold to close Monday May 26 2015

    05/27/2015 5:49:41 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    The Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District, will close the Cochise Stronghold Campground on June 1 due to increasing temperatures that occur in that location during the summer. Recreationists can still enjoy dispersed camping in both the East and West Stronghold areas. Campers are encouraged to practice Leave-No-Trace and extinguish campfires completely during their camping experience. The campground is scheduled to reopen on August 28, 2015. For more information please contact the Douglas Ranger District located at 1192 W. Saddleview Road in Douglas,...
  • Four children hurt when waterspout lifts bounce house on Fort Lauderdale Beach

    05/25/2015 2:21:41 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 25 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 2:47 pm, May 25, 2015 | Mike Clary
    <p>Four children were injured — one seriously — on Monday when a waterspout spun ashore and lifted a bounce house that was set up near the basketball court on Fort Lauderdale Beach, authorities said.</p> <p>All four children were taken to Broward Health Medical Center about 12:30 p.m., said Deputy Chief Timothy Heiser of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.</p>
  • Green Activists Explain How To Brainwash Children With Climate Pornography

    05/24/2015 11:15:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 24 May 2015 | James Delingpole
    As the Jesuits almost said: “Give a child until he is seven and I will show you the fully indotcrinated, yogurt-weaving, polar-bear-hugging eco-loon.” Such, at any rate, has been the message at one of the panel discussions at this year’s luvvie-fest of impeccably correct thinking, the Hay Literary Festival, where a group of “CliFi” (climate fiction) authors have been singing the praises of brainwashing the impressionable young through the medium of kiddie-friendly climate pornography. […]David Thorpe, author of the book Stormteller, said […] “You can try to be seriously subversive and try to infect their minds with these viral ideas...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 23, 2015

    05/23/2015 10:47:06 AM PDT · by Excellence · 7 replies
    WeatherBELL Anaalytics ^ | May 23, 2105 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi vs. 0bama disaster du jour.
  • Last Call—for Ice Cubes?

    05/20/2015 6:20:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 5/20/2015 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    Better hurry up and fetch your ice cubes! The Antarctic is claimed to be melting at an unprecedented rate. NASA wants you believe that “Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Be Gone Within Years.” More specifically, a team led by Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has found that the ice is melting so fast that the shelf will be gone before 2020. Presumably, that’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s all Hullabaloo. Neither the Arctic nor the Antarctic sea-ice is melting at any rate out of the norm. In fact, the opposite is true. As of...
  • Obama Shares His Umbrella

    05/19/2015 12:49:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    ABC News clip on youtube ^ | 5-18-15 | unattributed
    After helicopter lands on the south lawn of the White House site. Two females share President Barack Obama's umbrella - Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and White House deputy chief of staff Anita Breckenridge.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 16, 2015

    05/16/2015 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Excellence · 13 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics LLC ^ | May 16, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Short term forecast.Long explanation of current and future drought. The effect of oncoming El Nino on rain in California.
  • Breakup fears for massive (Larsen C) Antarctic ice shelf: study

    05/12/2015 6:08:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 5/12/15 | Richard Ingham
    Paris (AFP) - The largest ice shelf in the Antarctic peninsula is being thinned by warmer seas and air and could catastrophically break up, scientists said on Wednesday. The loss of the Larsen C ice shelf could occur within a century but an earlier collapse cannot be ruled out, with major consequences for global sea levels, they said. "We now know that two different processes are causing Larsen C to thin and become less stable," said Paul Holland from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) who led the new research. "If this vast ice shelf... was to collapse, it would allow...
  • Redwood City Car Wash Does The Job With Just 1 Cup Of Water During California Drought

    05/11/2015 9:02:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 11, 2015
    A Redwood City car wash is taking water conservation during California’s drought, cleaning cars with just one cup of water. “We do use a cup of water. When you say waterless, people start thinking ‘hey, where’s the lubrication?’ So, there is water, but only a cup,” Eco Green Auto Clean owner Anton VanHappen said. The car wash is located in the high tech haven of Silicon Valley, but uses low tech solutions to savewater, like spray bottles instead of hoses, and customers appreciate it. “With our drought going on, this is gonna be the best thing since sliced bread,” Tesla...
  • Tornadoes touch down in Texas; 1 killed

    05/10/2015 3:48:28 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    Authorities say that one person was killed after at least two tornadoes touched down Saturday in northern Texas as forecasters upped the risk of sever storms for a large area of the state. The fire chief in Cisco confirmed that one person was killed after a tornado hit the ground late Saturday near Cisco, about 100 miles west of Fort Worth. Authorities told Fox4News.com that at least two homes were destroyed in the twister that came after slow-moving thunderstorms had dumped heavy raim across the Dallas-Fort Worth area that caused street flooding and led to water rescues in some areas....
  • Bears and Tigers Escape From Zoo as Tornado Hits Oklahoma ('Nuff Said!)

    05/09/2015 2:29:47 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 30 replies
    The Week (UK) ^ | 5/7/15 | staff
    Oklahoma has been hit by a series of tornadoes, causing widespread damage and allowing a number of exotic animals to escape. Tigers, bears and other animals were able to make a brief escape from the Tiger Safari Park after a tornado hit the city of Tuttle, near Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Police warned residents to stay indoors and call 911 if they saw the animals...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (5/9)

    05/09/2015 12:13:21 PM PDT · by Excellence · 20 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | May 9, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Hurricane outlook for summer. El Nino a "full blown" event, but no "super" El Nino. Global ice almost a full standard deviation above the mean.
  • Obama: ‘I Can Understand Science’ (therefore global warming)

    05/09/2015 8:22:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 8, 2015 | 10:51 AM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    President Barack Obama said at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Portland, Ore., yesterday that he is “not a scientist,” but that: “I can understand science.” Obama made the remark as he talked about his agenda for fighting global warming. “That’s why we’re taking actions through the EPA to make sure that we cut carbon pollution that’s produced from power plants,” he said. “It’s the right thing to do.” …
  • Environment Chairman: ‘Global Warming Alarmism Has Evolved Into a Religion’

    05/07/2015 10:18:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 7, 2015 | 11:46 AM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Pointing approvingly to an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal by House Science Chairman Lamar Smith (R.-Texas), Senate Environment Chairman Jim Inhofe (R.-Okla.) said on the Senate floor yesterday that global warming alarmists are advancing a new religious sect. “Global warming alarmism has evolved into a religion where one is either an alarmist or a skeptic,” Inhofe said. “The modern-day religion of climate change has been very artful in establishing and controlling carefully scripted talking points intended to scare the American people under the guise of environmental protectionism,” said Inhofe. …
  • Scientist: Humans Are Helping the Planet’s Ecology—Carbon Dioxide Is ‘Very Good’ for Plants, Animals

    05/04/2015 3:41:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 2:38 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Freeman Dyson, an award-winning British scientist and retired professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study, said that the science on climate change isn’t “at all clear,” and in fact, humans are actually helping the planet. […] “Well, what I would like to emphasize is that human actions have very large effects on the ecology which have nothing to do with climate. Carbon dioxide is what we’re producing in big quantities and putting into the atmosphere,” Dyson said. “It happens to be a very good fertilizer for all kinds of vegetation, good for wildlife, good for agricultural production. “So...
  • Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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