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  • NASA warns spectacular 'beauty and the beast' aurora could wreak havoc on Earth

    04/23/2019 6:44:19 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 45 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 15:43, 22 APR 2019 | Sophie Curtis
    NASA has shared a spectacular picture of the Northern Lights adorning the sky in Iceland - but warned that the "beauty and the beast" aurora could wreak havoc here on Earth. The image was captured by astronomer Juan Carlos Casado in 2016, and selected as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day on Sunday. It shows the aurora borealis over Thingvallavatn Lake in Iceland - a lake that partly fills a fault that divides Earth's large Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. "Admire the beauty but fear the beast," wrote Casado, in his picture caption. The beauty is the aurora overhead,...
  • We’re altering the climate so severely that we’ll soon face apocalyptic consequences. (Tr)

    04/21/2019 12:09:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 20, 2019 | Aylin Woodward
    Oceans are hotter than they've ever been in recorded history. Ice Sheets are melting at unprecedented rates. Sea-level rise threatens countless species, coastal cities, and local economies. As researchers' warnings about the consequences of climate change get more dire, some scientists and politicians are suggesting we do more than just curb our greenhouse-gas emissions — they want to hack our climate. The technical term for this is geoengineering.
  • AOC Green Decade Video or How I saved the World

    04/18/2019 11:12:53 AM PDT · by rey · 15 replies
    What an ego, dreaming about how in the future she can look back on how she saved the world. Her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9uTH0iprVQ What her meaningful work reminds me of, from "The Killing Fields." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFZSGqGL3f4
  • Climate Change: New York City Buildings to Face Greenhouse Gas Limits

    04/17/2019 7:25:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 17, 2019 | William Neuman
    New York City is about to embark on an ambitious plan to fight climate change that would force thousands of large buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation, expected to be passed by the City Council on Thursday, would set emission caps for many different types of buildings, with the goal of achieving a 40 percent overall reduction of emissions by 2030. Buildings that do not meet the caps could face steep fines. The effort comes as New York, among other states, has undertaken a number of initiatives to...
  • HOW 5G IS LIKELY TO PUT WEATHER FORECASTING AT RISK

    04/17/2019 7:02:43 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    Hackaday ^ | 16 April 2016 | Dan Maloney
    The satellites that watch our weather are largely passive sensor platforms that measure the energy reflected or emitted by objects below them. They gather data on temperature and moisture — pressure is still measured chiefly by surface measurements and by radiosondes — by looking at the planet in different wavelengths. Temperature is measured mainly in the optical wavelengths, both visible and infrared, but water vapor is a bit harder to measure. That’s where microwaves come in, and where weather prediction stands to run afoul of the 5G rollout.
  • Climate change has claimed its 1st mammal and more species are expected to follow

    04/16/2019 3:12:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 84 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | Adriana Navarro
    The Bramble Cay melomys, a rat native to Australia, is claimed to be the first mammal to go extinct from "human-induced" climate change. (Ian Bell, EHP, State of Queensland) In late February, the Australian government recognized the extinction of the Bramble Cay melomys, and it is probably the first mammal to go extinct due to "human-induced climate change," or anthropogenic climate change, according to a report by Queensland scientists. According to multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists have arrived at the hypothesis that "climate-warming trends over the past century are...
  • Want to Escape Global Warming? These Cities Promise Cool Relief

    04/16/2019 7:29:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | April 15, 2019 | Kendra Pierre-Louis
    DULUTH, Minn. — As the West burns, the South swelters and the East floods, some Americans are starting to reconsider where they choose to live. For advice, a few of them are turning to Jesse Keenan, a lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. At least once a day, Dr. Keenan, who studies urban development and climate adaptation, gets an email from someone asking where to move to be safe from climate change. The messages come from people who are thinking about moving not because they have already been hit by catastrophe, but because they see the writing...
  • Opinion: Germany's climate activism is full of hypocrisy

    04/14/2019 6:15:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.13.2019 | Henrik Böhme
    Germany has never really been a climate “trailblazer,” much as people like to think it is. So you can’t really describe Angela Merkel as the “climate chancellor.” It was a complete coincidence that 1990 was taken as the base year for the reduction in CO2 emissions. It was Germany’s sheer dumb luck that all the dirty factories were still operating in the East. After reunification they had to be shut down very quickly, which of course made the country’s carbon footprint look an awful lot better. By contrast, in the last 10 years, the level of greenhouse gas emissions has...
  • A Second Bomb Cyclone: Colorado Predicted To Go From 80 Degrees To A Blizzard

    04/09/2019 6:53:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 94 replies
    NPR ^ | April 9, 2019 | Bill Chappell
    A weather whiplash is predicted to hit people in the Rockies and Plains this week, as conditions go from balmy to blizzard overnight. The high is predicted to be around 80 degrees in Denver and other cities Tuesday — but within 24 hours, blizzard conditions are forecast, the National Weather Service says. "Warm today. Snow tomorrow," says the NWS office in Denver and Boulder, Colo., predicting temperatures that could hit record highs Tuesday — followed by rain turning to snow, in a blast of cold air that will ride winds of 40-60 mph on Wednesday. For many central U.S. residents,...
  • Internet weather radar

    04/07/2019 10:58:38 AM PDT · by Dacula · 67 replies
    I used to be a fan of Intellicast and their weather radar, however they have been bought out by Weather Undground and have completely ruined two good sites. Does anyone a suggestion for a good weather radar to use on a PC? I use My Radar app for my phone, but they are not PC based. Thank you in advance.
  • 74 Superoutbreak

    04/03/2019 5:35:14 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 30 replies
    https://youtu.be/biGVS8t04yI ^ | Unknown | Westher channel
    https://youtu.be/biGVS8t04yI
  • Snow on the ground on April 1st?

    04/01/2019 11:22:28 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 76 replies
    April 1, 2019
    Crocus blossoms beginning here. Does anyone still have SNOW on the ground?
  • Today is Earth Hour...Watch the "greatest" Earth Hour video of all time

    03/30/2019 1:59:47 PM PDT · by max americana · 14 replies
    EarthFirst Mourning Loss of a Tree - Crying & Screaming (liberal crazy tree huggers crying like idiots over trees) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElJFYwRtrH4
  • Mother Nature 1, climate fear industry 0

    03/26/2019 7:04:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2019 | John Eidson
    In 2012, California fell into the grip of a severe drought that lasted four years. After being told that the drought in America’s largest state was nail-in-the-coffin proof that the ever-elusive climate collapse ‘tipping point’ had finally arrived, children across the globe awakened to nightmares of environmental apocalypse. Acting in league with fellow globalists, the media establishment -- the press release arm of the climate fear industry -- relentlessly trumpeted dire warnings that unless U.S. voters immediately acquiesced to stiff new taxes on carbon energy, California’s lakes and rivers would likely dry up forever. Yes, the California drought was unusually...
  • Global Warming

    03/22/2019 3:15:09 PM PDT · by The Archer II · 35 replies
    Free Republic and Internet ^ | 3-22-19 | Archer II
    Say I want to raise the sea level one inch, how much water do I need?
  • Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it?

    03/18/2019 3:35:05 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 18, 2019 | Phil McDuff
    limate change activism is increasingly the domain of the young, such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, the unlikely face of the school strike for climate movement, which has seen many thousands of children walk out of school to demand that their parents’ generation takes responsibility for leaving them a planet to live on. In comparison, the existing political establishment looks more and more like an impediment to change. The consequences of global warming have moved from the merely theoretical and predicted to observable reality over the past few years, but this has not been matched by an uptick in urgency. The...
  • Wet winter ends California drought after 376 straight weeks

    03/14/2019 7:56:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 14, 2019 | John Antczak
    California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday. More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal dryness along the Oregon border and in parts of four southern counties amount to less than 7 percent of the state, the U.S. Drought Monitor said in its weekly update. The conditions in the far south are because of very dry prior years, the monitor said, noting reservoirs...
  • Global Cooling: The Real Climate Threat

    03/14/2019 6:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2019 | Vijay Jayaraj
    Climate alarmists constantly warn us that man-made global warming is making our world less habitable and that climate doomsday is fast approaching. But a closer look at our climate reveals a surprising climate discovery that our mainstream media have conveniently ignored for decades: the role of the sun in determining Earth's climate. For the first time in humanity's history, our leaders could be actively devising policies — based on their defiant and biased obsession with global warming — that will render us highly vulnerable to even the slightest cooling in our climatic system. "We are causing irreversible damage to our...
  • Here's How Today's 'Bomb Cyclone' Formed On The Central Plains.

    03/13/2019 1:24:31 PM PDT · by CARTOUCHE · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/13/2019 | Dennis Mersereau
    Blizzard conditions are rocking communities in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming today as an intense low-pressure system rapidly strengthens on the central Plains. The storm became a “bomb cyclone,” a scary-sounding term that refers to how quickly the storm intensified. The low will be responsible for a variety of foul weather across the country over the next couple of days. The WPC's surface analysis for the central Plains at 10:00 AM CDT March 13, 2019.NOAA/WPC The low-pressure system over southeastern Colorado had a minimum central pressure of 970 millibars as of the WPC’s surface analysis at 10:00 AM CDT, which is...
  • Seven New Papers Forecast Global Cooling & Mini Ice Age

    03/12/2019 8:55:41 PM PDT · by Windflier · 92 replies
    Principia Scientific International ^ | 29 December 2017 | Kenneth Richard
    Temperatures To Decrease 0.5°C-0.7°C Due To Low Sunspots, Solar Minimum. Published on December 29, 2017 Written by Kenneth Richard During 2017, 120 papers linking historical and modern climate change to variations in solar activity and its modulators (clouds, cosmic rays) have been published in scientific journals. It has been increasingly established that low solar activity (fewer sunspots) and increased cloud cover (as modulated by cosmic rays) are highly associated with a cooling climate. In recent years, the Earth has unfortunately left a period of very high solar activity, the Modern Grand Maximum. Periods of high solar activity correspond to multi-decadal-...