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  • What major city in the world has the highest average temperature?

    07/19/2017 10:58:57 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 23 replies
    The Weather Network ^ | July 12, 2017 | Anonymous
    Mecca, Saudi Arabia has the hottest average temperature of 38.2 degrees Celsius. However, it’s reported that Ahvaz, Iran recorded the hottest daily temperature ever on June 29, 2017.
  • Tropical Storm Don Forms in the Atlantic; TS Watches, Warnings Posted for Windward Islands

    07/17/2017 5:19:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Weather ^ | July 17, 2017
    Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and will bring a threat of heavy rain and gusty winds to the Windward Islands early this week before moving into the Caribbean Sea.---------Therefore, Tropical Storm Don will be short-lived and is no threat to the United States.
  • Trump regrets 'bizarre mistake' of Paris climate pullout, Branson claims [bizarre fakenews]

    07/15/2017 10:34:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Saturday 15 July 2017 20.51 EDT | Oliver Milman
    Donald Trump regrets the “bizarre mistake” of withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement, Sir Richard Branson has said. The British billionaire also urged the president to help phase out the ailing US coal industry. Speaking in Brooklyn on Friday, the Virgin Group founder said businesses and cities were firmly behind a transition to low-carbon energy, which made Trump’s decision to exit the Paris deal “very, very strange”. “With climate change, it’s America first and our beautiful globe last, and that seems incredibly sad,” said Branson. “I’ve got a feeling that the president is regretting what he did. Maybe...
  • 'It ran right through me': N.B. father of the bride hit by lightning during wedding speech

    07/12/2017 11:18:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBC ^ | Monday July 10, 2017
    J.P. Nadeau was expecting his daughter's wedding to be an electrifying day — but it's safe to say it far exceeded his expectations. As he was delivering his speech Saturday during the outdoor ceremony in Woodstock, N.B., his right hand was struck by lightning. The father of the bride got quite a shock, but he was not injured. He told As It Happens guest host Laura Lynch about the moment he was struck: J.P Nadeau: At 3 o'clock, the father of the groom, he got up and said something, and then it was my turn. I got the mic from...
  • The global warming fraud explained in one simple chart

    07/12/2017 7:57:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/12/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The global warming fraud is based entirely on the practice of “adjusting” data. Michael Mann’s infamous hockey stick graph was “adjusted” to “hide the decline,” most notably.  But every prediction of catastrophe, every ”hottest year ever” story depends on adjusting the actual data of surface temperatures. A recent scientific study of global average surface temperature reports and the CO2 endangerment finding has produced a remarkable graph that says it all, very clearly. James Delingpole of Breitbart spotted it and explains: The peer-reviewed study by two scientists and a veteran statistician looked at the global average temperature datasets (GAST) which are used by...
  • France's new 'climate plan': Sales of petrol and diesel vehicles to end by 2040

    07/06/2017 9:59:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 6 July 2017 14:56 CEST+02:00 | The Local/AFP
    France’s swashbuckling TV star turned environment minister Nicolas Hulot laid out France’s new “climate plan” intended to meet the ambitious targets of the Paris climate accord on Thursday and become carbon neutral by 2050. […] “We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040,” Hulot said, calling it a “veritable revolution”. “The solutions are there,” Hulot said. “Our own manufacturers have what they need to support this promise”, adding that it all contributed to the “public health agenda”. Acknowledging that reaching the target would be “tough”, particularly for automakers, Hulot said that France’s car...
  • Request to NEJM to Retract

    07/06/2017 5:48:18 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 6 replies
    JunkScience.com ^ | 05JUL2017 | S. Milloy
    Milloy request NEJM retraction: If PM2.5 kills, then it kills everywhere, in the same way, and all the time, and every study result should either be consistent with that hypothesis or be explained away as flawed or faulty... ...the NEJM Study as it, for example, lacks information on the cause of death for any individual in the Medicare population, relies entirely on guesstimated exposure data, and fails to consider confounding factors such as smoking, socioeconomic status and any of the other myriad potential competing risk factors for death.
  • Office air conditioning is too cold, women think, and science says they're right

    07/06/2017 5:19:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    Today ^ | July 6, 2017 | Scott Stump
    To all the women bundled in sweaters and blankets in your office air conditioning even though it's 100 degrees outside: A recent study says that it's not all in your head. It really IS cold. As many women bundle up against the arctic air conditioning, their male counterparts one cubicle over have no idea what all the fuss is about. It turns out that science says the office A/C may be biased toward temperatures that more comfortable for men — thanks to a formula from more than 50 years ago.
  • Woman gives birth to baby boy after struck by lightning in Fort Myers

    07/04/2017 5:22:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies
    LOCAL 10 ^ | 04 JULY 2017 | AMANDA BATCHELOR
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - A 26-year-old pregnant woman who was struck by lightning Thursday in Fort Myers has delivered a baby boy named Owen. The Associated Press reported that the new mother, Meghan Davidson, remains in intensive care at a hospital in Lee County and her baby is also being treated at the hospital. More News Headlines Pregnant woman struck by lightning in Fort Myers Their conditions have not been released.
  • Closely Coupled: Solar Activity and Sea Level

    07/03/2017 9:42:16 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | July 3, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    Guest essay by David ArchibaldFrom a post a couple of days ago: “an F10.7 flux above 100 causes warming and below that level causes cooling.” Greg asked “Can you prove that?” I already had in this WUWT post from 2012. But it is worth revisiting the subject because it answers the big question – If all the energy that stops the Earth from looking like Pluto comes from the Sun, what is the solar activity level that corresponds to our average climate? Because solar activity is falling and climate will follow.As Nir Shaviv observed, the oceans are a big...
  • Solar Minimum is Coming

    07/02/2017 7:42:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    NASA ^ | 27 June 2017
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  • At Berlin summit, EU leaders vow to fight Trump on climate change

    06/29/2017 8:26:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 29 June 2017 16:45 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    European leaders vowed Thursday to defend the landmark Paris climate pact at a G20 summit next week, setting them on collision course with US President Donald Trump at what is expected to be a stormy meeting. Leaders of Germany, France, Italy and other EU economies acknowledged their long standing ties with Washington but said they would not give in on “existential” threats like global warming. They also stressed the importance of keeping markets open, warning that the protectionism and isolationism symbolized by Trump’s “America First” stance won’t solve global problems. On the biggest challenges, Europe was now “a reference point,”...
  • Vanity Question - Is Houston a Good vacation spot for the family?

    06/27/2017 8:22:41 PM PDT · by jonno · 136 replies
    6-27-2017 | jonno
    We are looking at vacation spots - is Houston recommended?
  • Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger

    06/24/2017 6:00:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 24 June 2017 10:07 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged people from both ends of the political spectrum to join a “crusade” to save the planet, after a Friday meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. “It is absolutely imperative that we not make it a political issue,” he said. “This is not the right versus the left because there is no liberal air or conservative air. We all breathe the same air. There is no liberal water or conservative water; we all drink the same water,” the star of “The Terminator” movies said. …
  • Morford: We are all 120 degrees and burning in Phoenix right now

    06/22/2017 8:54:16 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 63 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Mark Morford
    Maybe you saw the insane numbers? Eighty-five degrees at seven in the morning, 119 degrees by noon (in June!), planes unable to fly in the heat, tap water coming out hot, pavement so boiling it instantly destroys skin, jokes about “but it’s a dry heat” getting immediately annoying, millions of people wondering, for the umpteenth time, why the hell they live in Phoenix anyway and hey isn’t South India pleasant this time of year?
  • Scorching Heat Prompts Calif. Flex Alert

    06/20/2017 7:41:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/20/2017
    he manager of the state’s power grid issued a statewide Flex Alert for Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon, urging residents to voluntarily conserve electricity to ease demand on the system. The Flex Alert issued by the California Independent System Operator, or Cal-ISO, will be in effect from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday throughout California. Residents were urged to set thermostats at 78 degrees or higher, close drapes and use fans to cool rooms, turn off unnecessary lights and appliances, and delay using major appliances until early in the morning or late in the evening. In response to...
  • Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming

    06/19/2017 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2017 11:54 AM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Perry was asked Monday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” whether carbon emissions are primarily responsible for climate change and said no. He added that “the most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in.” …
  • California Use to be a STATE, NOT A COUNTRY !!

    06/07/2017 8:27:40 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 25 replies
    6/7/17 | hapnHal
    Jerry, (GET HELP) California use to be a STATE, NOT A COUNTRY! With President Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, China and California signed an agreement Tuesday to work together on reducing emissions, as the state's governor warned that "disaster still looms" without urgent action. Gov. Jerry Brown told The Associated Press at an international clean energy conference in Beijing that Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris agreement will ultimately prove only a temporary setback. For now, he said, China, European countries and individual U.S. states will fill the gap left...
  • Arctic Methane Explosion Still Leaks Out Gas After 12,000 Years

    06/04/2017 5:17:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | June 4, 2017 | Lorenzo Tanos
    An Arctic methane explosion that took place close to 12,000 years ago resulted in several large craters at the bottom of the ocean, a new study has discovered. But what stands out as interesting is the fact that thousands of years later, gas is still seeping out slowly from the seafloor. The study published earlier this week in the journal Science details yet another set of findings regarding these explosions that took place over the past thousands of years. And with climate change very much a hot-button topic these days, scientists are wondering whether it’s possible that these Arctic methane...
  • Has Al Gore ever read this?

    06/04/2017 1:19:46 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 25 replies
    Earth Science ^ | 6/4/2017 | unknown/self
    Q: What were the five mass extinctions in Earth's history? A: Quick Answer The five mass extinctions in Earth's history occurred at or near the end of the Ordovician, Devonian, Permian, Triassic and Cretaceous periods. Four of these served as the effective border between one period and the next, while the Devonian extinction occurred over a period of 20 million years in the Devonian twilight. The species lost in each extinction ranged from between 60 to 96 percent of life on Earth. Continue Reading