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  • Jerry Brown: 3 Billion Will Die from Global Warming

    04/23/2018 5:19:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 111 replies ^ | April 19, 2018 | Melanie Arter
    ( - California Gov. Jerry Brown predicted that if carbon emissions aren’t reduced, billions of people will die from “heat events,” and one billion will be subjected to vector diseases. “When you pick up the paper or turn on cable news, you’d think it’s another planet. It’s all about the nonsense of Washington, and carbon emissions are growing, and we’ve got to radically turn that around, or the migrations you’re seeing now are going to be child’s play,” Brown told reporters Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “We’re going to have widespread disruption, more conflicts, more terrorism,...
  • The Weather Channel: They Seem Disappointed That We're Having A Much Below Average Tornado Season

    04/23/2018 3:55:40 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 27 replies
    Has anyone noticed that when watching The Weather Channel as of late, the meteorologists have come to the point of obsession about the near-absence of tornadic storms usually encountered in the United States, namely "Tornado Alley", at this time of year? It seems they're actually disappointed in not seeing this killer weather phenomenon as they would like and are doing what I call "cheerleading". Nearly every discussion and numerous videos of past and recently encountered tornadoes dominate 24 hrs a day. They're saying the reason for this is to keep people informed on how to stay safe during such storms,...
  • DNR seismometer stolen off Rattlesnake Ridge

    04/17/2018 2:01:34 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/13/2018 | Alfredo Llanos
    WAPATO, WA – On March 7, 2018, at 3:00 pm, the Department of Natural Resources reported that some of their seismograph equipment had been stolen from the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide area. Seismologists arrived at the landslide area to check on their monitoring equipment. They noticed that parts of their equipment were missing. Some of the items missing were two 60W solar panels, and one Guralp 6TD seismograph worth approximately $12,000.00. The seismograph is about the size of a coffee can and it is useless to anyone who has stolen it. The public is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office if...
  • Tornado Knocks Car Off Road in Arkansas, Couple Says Seatbelts Saved Them

    04/15/2018 6:14:57 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 22 replies
    Savannah Boerjan and her husband Brandon say they were saved by their seatbelts after a tornado touched down and knocked their vehicle off a road near Mountainburg, Arkansas, on April 13.Savannah said they had just purchased a camper van and were driving it home when the incident occurred.
  • Antarctic snowfall increasing, study finds

    04/10/2018 4:15:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Snowfall across the great white continent of Antarctica is increasing, according to a study released this week by an international team led by the British Antarctic Survey. The team analyzed 79 ice cores from across Antarctica that provide detailed information on how much snow has fallen over hundreds of years, and it found a 10% increase in snowfall over the past two centuries. This contradicts studies that found that Antarctic snowfall has remained largely constant over the past several decades to centuries. But those studies analyzed only a few ice cores, whereas this comprehensive look at the continent gives a...
  • Thousands of gallons of water pour into Oklahoma Turnpike Authority office

    04/09/2018 10:16:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | January 2, 2018 | Kelsey Gibbs
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Thousands of gallons of water went pouring into the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority office Sunday. "A hundred thousand gallons of water had already spilled in the building," said Jack Damrill, communications director for the OTA. Damrill said cold temperatures caused the fire sprinkler system to burst. "It's just amazing. Water poured out of there in a short amount of time," Damrill said. The water didn't just stop on the main floor; it kept flowing through cracks and the ceiling, spilling through offices on the first floor. "We've had to relocate a couple of people to some different offices,"...
  • Winter kills: 48,000 Brit deaths blamed on worst winter in 42 years

    04/09/2018 8:28:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    If only Michael Mann could “adjust” real temperatures the way he adjusted them on his infamous “hockey stick” graph that formed the key argument of Al Gore’s scaremongering hit movie, An Inconvenient Truth. But instead of “The end of snow” (New York Times, 2014), Britain has gotten hit with a long and very cold winter. The tabloid Daily Star sensationalizes the cold snap with “studies” that come up with the figure of 48,000 “excess” deaths blamed in the cold snap. Quite frankly, one can concoct all sorts of studies to “prove” or “demonstrate” all sorts of dubious propositions. So,...
  • 48,000 Brits dead after worst winter in 42 years

    04/08/2018 12:45:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 7th April 2018 | Hayley Coyle
    THE UK is being hit by its worst winter death toll in 42 years, ... temperatures are set to dip again in April after the chilliest March in 21 years. ... Campaigners have called the deaths a “national tragedy” as cold weather victims fatalities could be prevented - especially in the elderly. ... this winter is set to total at least 48,000 deaths due to cold weather – which works out at an average of one death every three and a half minutes.
  • Hunting mystery giant lightning from space

    04/08/2018 6:27:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    bbc ^ | Mary Halton
    Known as Transient Luminous Events (TLEs), these unusual features were first spotted by accident in 1989. Minnesota professor John R Winckler was testing a television camera in advance of an upcoming rocket launch, when he realised that two frames showed bright columns of light above a distant storm cloud. The discovery came as a shock to scientists at the time, according to Dr Torsten Neubert, ASIM's lead scientist. "That really surprised all of us. How come this exists and we didn't know it? Airline pilots must have known about it - there are some anecdotal descriptions," the Technical University of...
  • Spring storm hits Northeast, bringing NYC the most April snow in over 30 years

    04/02/2018 10:58:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 2, 2018 | MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO
    It may be spring, but it feels like winter for the Northeast this morning as a snowstorm moves through Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and New England. The latest The snowfall rate at New York's LaGuardia Airport reached 2 inches per hour this morning. New York City saw 5.5 inches of snow this morning -- its heaviest April snowfall since 1982 when the city was dumped with 9.6 inches. Kimberly Richardson âś” @kemrichardson7 Wow! #nyc right now #centralpark Beautiful but enough !!!!! #snow @ABC7NY 8:43 AM - Apr 2, 2018 The New York Yankees canceled today's home opener due to...

    03/31/2018 8:08:33 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 56 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 30, 2018 | Aristos Giorgiou
    A Russian airline told five Asian-American passengers stranded in Moscow that they would be deported to India despite the fact that they were U.S. citizens, according to a racial discrimination complaint filed by the group's lawyers. The passengers were travelling from Delhi to JFK International Airport on January 7 but their connecting flight was cancelled during a stopover in the Russian capital due to adverse weather conditions in New York—where heavy snow had grounded planes. An Aeroflot employee at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport told the passengers, who are all of south Asian descent, that they would have to voluntarily board a...
  • Giants edge Kershaw, Dodgers 1-0 on opening day

    03/29/2018 7:50:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | March 29th, 2018 | By BETH HARRIS
    LOS ANGELES - Joe Panik homered off Clayton Kershaw in the fifth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Thursday, dealing the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner his first loss in his franchise-record eighth consecutive opening day start. It was the first run allowed this year by Kershaw, including spring training. The seven hits given up by the left-hander are the most off him on opening day, when he is 5-1. Kershaw struck out seven and walked two in six innings. Andrew McCutchen, acquired from Pittsburgh during the offseason, was 1 for 4...
  • Lights go dark for Earth Hour to highlight climate change

    03/24/2018 2:25:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    AP ^ | March 24, 2018
    LONDON (AP) — In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark. In London, a kaleidoscope of famous sites switched off their lights — Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye.~~SNIP~~It lasted for just an hour and its power is purely symbolic. But in countries around the world, at 8:30 p.m., people were switching off their lights for Earth Hour, a global call for international unity on the importance of addressing climate change.
  • Six months after the Hurricanes of 2017, a tale of experiences and lessons learned (Vanity)

    03/23/2018 11:52:20 AM PDT · by cll · 62 replies
    Free Republic | 3/23/2018 | CLL
    Now that the hoopla about the Trump Administration’s “poor response” to the hurricanes that hit the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean last September has died down considerably, and since my life has now almost returned to normal, I’d like to share my experiences during the storms and their aftermath. I do this to set some things straight about what actually happened, to share the practical things we did to deal and cope with the disaster in the hope that someone will find the information useful for their own preparedness, and also as a kind of mental dump of all the...
  • Enjoy This Kid's DIY Weather Report (engineered with help from his Uncle)

    03/21/2018 3:47:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 March 2018 | YouTube
    According to Reddit, the video was part of an ambitious kindergarten assignment that asked students to create their own weather forecast videos. I assume his Uncle has quite a bit of video editing experience...
  • Spring is here

    03/20/2018 9:01:05 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 9 replies
    Lyrics freak ^ | ??? | Tom Lehrer
    Today is the first day of spring. Let us celebrate: Tom Lehrer – Poisoning Pigeons In The Park Lyrics I'd like to take you now on wings of song, as it were, and try and help you forget perhaps for a while your drab, wretched lives. Here's a song all about spring-time in general, and in particular one of the many delightful pastimes the coming of spring affords us all. Spring is here, a-suh-puh-ring is here. Life is skittles and life is beer. I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring. I do, don't you? 'course you...
  • Towboat capsizes, closing four miles of Mississippi River

    03/17/2018 4:18:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies ^ | 3/18/18 | Drew Broach
    The Coast Guard closed four miles of the Mississippi River on Saturday (March 17) after a towboat overturned near Donaldsonville. The crew of the Vincent J. Eymard escaped with no reported injuries onto another towing vessel, the Ellysa. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans learned of the capsizing Friday at 9:30 p.m. near river mile 175.
  • Are we undergoing global cooling? Revised temperature data suggests as much

    03/17/2018 7:10:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/17/2018 | Dale Leuck
    Data available in both text and csv formats at the NASA, GISS website have been routinely cited as indicative of global warming despite their known weaknesses.  The three years 2015 through 2017 are widely reported as the three hottest years on record. Tony Heller, however, has demonstrated that tampering with data from the U.S. Climatology Network (USHCN) has created the illusion of much higher temperatures in reported data than in the original data, for the continental United States.  This leads one to wonder how much not so widely known "adjustments" in GISS data have been responsible for similar results at a global level. The GISS data are updated around the middle of...
  • In Search of... The Coming Ice Age

    03/16/2018 2:41:56 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 17 replies
    In Search of ^ | 1977-78 | unknown
    From the late 1970s, Leonard Nimoy hosts this episode of In Search of....the Coming Ice Age.
  • World's Happiest Country Also Has No Carbon Emissions [Bhutan]

    03/15/2018 12:02:05 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    National Geographic ^ | March 14, 2018 | Sarah Gibbens
    Bhutan is small, about the size of Switzerland, and similarly mountainous—though more geographically remote. To the south, Bhutan is landlocked by India, and to the North, it's buffered by the mighty Himalaya. Before 1974, Bhutan was completely closed off to tourists and most outsiders, and even now, only a few fee-paying visitors are allowed in at a time. The small mountain kingdom is home to a thriving, ancient culture, as well as stunning natural beauty. What many believe is the world's highest unclimbed peak, Gangkhar Puensum, soars nearly 25,000 feet into the clouds. Without a sizeable wallet, or an outsized...