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  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary August 29, 2015

    08/29/2015 12:28:11 PM PDT · by Excellence · 14 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | August 29, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    THIS IS IT! THE WINTER FORECAST! Will it be cold? How cold? How much snow? Find out here!
  • Video: Sinkhole Swallows Five Pedestrians

    08/28/2015 3:25:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015
    Footage shows pedestrians walking on the pavement when it suddenly gave inA sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city has swallowed five people in dramatic scenes that were captured on video. A provincial broadcaster says four people were injured in the Saturday incident in the provincial capital of Harbin.
  • Hurricane Danny fizzles: Why are there fewer big hurricanes?

    08/23/2015 4:58:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Patrik Jonsson
    The US is in a historic hurricane drought, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The fading of Hurricane Danny, which peaked as a Category 3 storm over the Atlantic, came as no surprise Saturday.ATLANTA — Hurricane Danny, a small hurricane that at one point reached Category 3 status as it moved across from Africa toward the Leeward Islands, has weakened quickly and by Sunday should be reduced to tropical storm status. An unusually strong atmospheric wind shear can be seen on satellite images Saturday literally whisking the storm away. To be sure, Danny remains a dangerous development. Slated to hit...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary August 22, 2015

    08/23/2015 9:25:50 AM PDT · by Excellence · 6 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | August 22, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Better late than never. Joe's been on vacation, so we're lucky to get what we get. Anyway, long talk on the three active tropical storms in the Atlantic and tropical Pacific. September overview.
  • SPRITES AND TROLLS AT THE EDGE OF SPACE PHOTOS (lightning-related phenomenon)

    08/20/2015 6:27:15 PM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    SpaceWeather.com ^ | Aug 20, 2015
    SPRITES AND TROLLS AT THE EDGE OF SPACE: We all know what comes out of the bottom of thunderclouds: lightning. But rarely do we see what comes out of the top. On August 10th, astronauts onboard the International Space Station were perfectly positioned to observe red sprites dancing atop a cluster of storms in Mexico. They snapped this incredible photo: This shows just how high sprites can go. The photo shows their red forms reaching all the way from the thunderstorm below to a layer of green airglow some 100 km above Earth's surface. This means sprites touch the edge...
  • A Calculator Just Whupped UN Supercomputers at Accurately Modeling Climate

    08/20/2015 9:06:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/20/2015 | Charlie Martin
    Climate is complex.This is true both in the conventional “wow, this is hard to figure out!” sense, and in the technical sense that people mean when they talk about “complex systems theory.” It’s so sensitive to the initial assumptions that it’s never feasible to compute exactly how the system will behave. Sometimes this is called “sensitive dependence on initial conditions,” or SDIC.This is basically why we can’t predict if it will rain on Monday, yet we can confidently predict that it’ll be colder in Boulder in December than it was in July.The difference here is between what is exactly true,...
  • El Niño Unlikely to Solve California Drought

    08/19/2015 7:35:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/19 | Sam Brock, Rachel Witte, Chandler Landon and Joe Roja
    Some weather experts are predicting heavy rainfall this year in California, thanks to an El Niño that many hope will put an end to the historic drought. “This is the Godzilla EL Niño if it matures and comes to fruition,” Bill Patzert, a climatologist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, told NBC News last week. A recent statement released by California’s state climatologist Michael Anderson sings a different tune. “California cannot count on potential El Niño conditions to halt or reverse drought conditions,” he wrote. “Historical weather data shows us that at best, there is a 50/50 chance of having a...
  • Get ready for Superwinter - Old Farmer's Almanac predicts record setting cold spells

    08/19/2015 3:57:26 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2015 | AP
    Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest. It says there will be above-normal snow and below-normal temperatures for much of New England; icy conditions in parts of the South; and frigid weather in the Midwest. The snowiest periods in the Pacific Northwest will be in mid-December, early to mid-January and mid- to late February, the almanac predicts.
  • Dogs React to California Earthquake Rattling the Bay Area

    08/18/2015 11:23:26 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | Aug 18, 2015
    Aug 18, 2015; 8:00 AM ET: A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled the San Francisco area Monday, Aug. 17, briefly halting train services while workers inspected the tracks. No injuries or serious damage were reported but these dogs knew something was up.
  • Super cold, slew of snow in Old Farmer's Almanac forecast

    08/15/2015 8:30:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 15, 2015 | KATHY McCORMACK
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest. If you don't want to read about those four-letter words, there's plenty more to peruse in the folksy, annual book of household tips, trends, recipes and articles, such as animal jealousy, the history of shoes and anticipation for the biggest Supermoon in decades in November 2016.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary August 15, 2015

    08/15/2015 2:11:47 PM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | August 15, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Another very detailed explanation of the coming El Niño, and why this one won't be like '97-'98.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (8/15)

    08/15/2015 1:18:39 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 9 replies
    Weather Bell Analytics, LLC ^ | 8/15/2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Saturday Summary covering typhoon, short term weather, and the coming winter.
  • Scotland is but one of many dichotomies to 'global warming' hype

    08/15/2015 7:19:33 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 14 replies
    self | 08/15/2015 | self
    I came across this pictorial at DailyMail, spuriously-referencing a trend there in Scotland, and found the other articles for clarity. Scotland's winter snow STILL hasn't melted: Incredible network of tunnels and caves clings to mountains after the cold summer Among the picture captions:A range of factors has seen a growing number of snow patches remaining since 2007, but this summer there are more than have been seen for 20 years June on track to be coldest [Scottish] summer for 40 years The comments at the 2nd source are interesting.Scottish farmers suffering worst [coldest/wettest] summer in four decades I browsed and...
  • GODZILLA El Niño is heading towards California this winter:Forecast suggests mega-weather event...

    08/13/2015 8:19:42 PM PDT · by Godzilla · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 August 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    GODZILLA El Niño is 'heading towards California this winter': Forecast suggests mega-weather event could be biggest since records began and bring with it some epic rain (but not enough to end the drought) Now all forecasts show above 90% probability of strong El Niño this year It even looks set to smash records, according to NOAA Climate Center But it still won't be enough to atone for 4 years of record-breaking drought In fact, the dry cracked land will struggle to withstand three-month storm
  • (Vanity) God help us! Pope declares September 1st to be annual global warming prayer day

    08/12/2015 10:38:05 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    You know what I have to say to you Mr. Francis- "go pound sand!" FUPF
  • Emergency landing baseball-sized hail storm cracked windshield

    08/08/2015 8:27:27 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 32 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 8 Aug 2015 | Christer Brennen
    Said they did not realize how bad the damage was until they landed and saw the front of plane Pilots made landing with limited visibility because of major cracks in the windshield
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (8/8)

    08/08/2015 10:51:06 AM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | August 8, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Short Saturday Summary covering typhoon, short term weather, and the coming winter.
  • European industry hopes to profit from Obama’s new climate plan

    08/07/2015 10:06:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 4 Aug 2015 09:30 | Lisbeth Kirk
    European wind and solar industries have welcomed US President Barack Obama’s new climate plan while European politicians see Washington’s move as a positive signal ahead of UN climate talks in Paris. "We have a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted or damaged", said Obama on Monday (3 August). The Clean Power Plan establishes for the first time national standards for limiting carbon pollution from American power plants and aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. It also says that renewables should account for 28 percent of US energy...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary August 1, 2015

    08/01/2015 11:06:22 AM PDT · by Excellence · 17 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | August 1, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Rather lengthy explanation of the coming el nino, and how it will affect global temps.
  • Scorching ‘heat dome’ over Middle East sees temperatures soar to 165°F in Iran

    08/01/2015 10:01:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:37PM BST 01 Aug 2015 | James Rothwell
    Iran is buckling under the pressure of a massive heatwave passing across the Middle East, with temperatures soaring to nearly 70°C. Scorching heat levels of 50°C have already paralyzed nearby Iraq, where officials were forced to call a four-day public holiday because it was too hot to work. But the word “hot” has taken on an entirely new meaning in Iran’s city of Bandar Mahshahr, where it was claimed that the city’s heat index, or “feels-like temperature”, was among the highest ever recorded. The heat index was recorded by a group of astonished weather experts, who predict the country could...
  • Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record

    07/31/2015 8:50:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Jason Samenow
    Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again. In the city of Bandar Mahshahr (population of about 110,000 as of 2010), the air felt like a searing 165 degrees (74 Celsius) today factoring in the humidity. Although there are no official records of heat indices, this is second highest level we have ever seen reported.
  • Job Losses from Coal Closures Dwarf Gains from Wind Industry

    07/31/2015 7:54:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | unknown
    The EPA’s regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants highlights the job-killing transition proposed by the administration. This carbon agenda, which the administration’s public relations team calls the “Clean Power Plan”, threatens to tear down the existing electricity generation infrastructure in the name of carbon dioxide emissions. This carbon agenda will magnify the market-distorting subsidies from the PTC—contributing to an estimated peak of one million job losses—will drain hundreds of billions of dollars from American families through increased energy bills, and will threaten the electric grid by rapidly switching from reliable to intermittent sources of electricity. Further, electricity from...
  • It's nearly August and Buffalo's snow still hasn't totally melted yet

    07/31/2015 3:24:38 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies
    AP via the Guardian ^ | ork Tuesday 28 July 2015 | staff reporter
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/28/buffalo-snow-still-melting-november-storm
  • Here Comes the Sun: Why Weather Influenced the Music of the '60s

    07/30/2015 5:43:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 53 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | July 30, 2015 | Mark Lebberfinger
    Over 900 songwriters or singers have written or sung about weather, the most common being Bob Dylan, followed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, according to British researchers, writing in the journal Weather. Sixteen percent, or 48, of The Beatles' 308 songs are weather-related. Weather plays a powerful role in our lives so it should be no surprise that the theme is played out in the music songwriters and singers produce, researchers said. "I think they simply wrote about aspects of the world that they enjoyed or inspired them. They have lots of good catchy music tunes, so that helps...
  • Montana, Wyoming Receive Unusual Late-July Snowfall (PHOTOS)

    07/29/2015 7:07:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    WEATHER.COM ^ | Jul 28 2015 | Sean Breslin
    Ski resorts in parts of Montana and Wyoming fired up their webcams to capture images of something they don't usually see on their slopes: snow falling in late July. "An abnormally powerful low-pressure system is winding up near the Montana-Saskatchewan border – something more typical of the cold-weather season than mid-July," said weather.com senior meteorologist Nick Wiltgen. "As a result, it's yanking some pretty cold air southward quickly enough to bring subfreezing temperatures into the Northern Rockies at elevations above 10,000 feet or so. Throw in some moisture and boom, snow." The system dumped several inches of wintry precipitation on...
  • Drone View of Norway’s Arctic Midnight Sun

    07/28/2015 11:55:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Jul 2015
    Ever wondered what the midnight sun might look like from the top of one of Norway’s most scenic mountains? This drone video gives you a taste of the Arctic when the sun never sets. Dønnamannen Mountain may not be the tallest at 858 meters above sea level, but the views from the top are spectacular. On a clear day (or night) you can see the Lofoten Wall and Okstindan, as well as well-known mountains and islands such as the Seven Sisters, Vega, Lovund, Hestmannen, Torghatten, Lovund and Træna. The north face of the mountain is virtually vertical, while the south...
  • Your Green Car Could Cause Black Rain in China

    07/28/2015 9:27:51 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 8 replies
    National Observer ^ | July 28, 2015 15:12 GMT | Charles Mandel
    You may have a "green" car, but it could be causing black rain in China from the graphite mined and used in its lithium ion battery. Two academics at Toronto's York University, Carla Lipsig-Mumme and Caleb Goods, applaud many of the new advances in green technology in recent years, but at the same time warn that those very technologies may come with a host of environmental issues. The pair issue a caution about “superindustrialization” in which the answer to climate change is a matter of “technological adjustment.” In an article recently published in The Conversation and picked up by the...
  • UVM study: Washington DC Sinking Into Sea

    07/28/2015 8:57:40 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 59 replies
    University of Vermont ^ | July 28, 2015 20:42 GMT | Joshua E. Brown
    New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century—adding to the problems of sea-level rise. This falling land will exacerbate the flooding that the nation’s capital faces from rising ocean waters due to a warming climate and melting ice sheets—accelerating the threat to the region’s monuments, roads, wildlife refuges, and military installations. For sixty years, tide gauges have shown that sea level in the Chesapeake is rising at twice the global average rate and faster than elsewhere on the East...
  • France targets carbon tax in energy transition law (quadruples rate in five years)

    07/27/2015 12:44:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 27 Jul 2015 08:03 | (Journal de l’Environnement | translated by Samuel White)
    The debate is finally over. After more than a year of national consultations, draft bills and parliamentary discussions, French MPs finally adopted the bill for an Energy Transition for Green Growth on Wednesday 22 July. The substance of this far-reaching bill was subject to significant re-shaping by both houses of the French parliament, as well as the government. […] The adopted bill contains several last minute additions, including a Senate amendment to increase the carbon tax on fossil fuel use to €56 per ton in 2020, a four-fold increase, and €100 in 2030. “The trajectory of the carbon tax increase...
  • Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by professor

    07/25/2015 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/25/15 | Gemma Mullin
    Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by a Cambridge professor A Cambridge professor has claimed that three scientists investigating climate change in the Arctic may have been assassinated. Professor Peter Wadhams insists Seymour Laxon, Katharine Giles and Tim Boyd could have been murdered by someone possibly working for the oil industry or within government forces. The trio had been studying the polar ice caps - with a focus on sea ice - when they died within a few months of each other in 2013.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary July 25, 2015

    07/25/2015 9:31:28 AM PDT · by Excellence · 18 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | July 25, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Free and open to the public, Joe Bastardi's analysis of upcoming winter, comparing the '97-'98 El Nino to this year's El Nino. Also short term weather, with particular focus on the system now parked on the east side of Florida.
  • Mayors endorse UN sustainability goals at Vatican

    07/22/2015 10:23:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2015 12:14 PM EDT
    Mayors emboldened by an appeal from Pope Francis are committing themselves to a new set of U.N. goals to end poverty and promote sustainable development over the next 15 years. At the end of a two-day Vatican summit on Wednesday, several dozen mayors from around the world unanimously adopted a declaration pledging to endorse the goals and work to implement them in their home cities. …
  • Sharknado 3: Three Actual Weather Events Nearly as Wild

    07/22/2015 7:25:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 21 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 22 July 2015 | Erin Cassidy
    To great social media fanfare, "Sharknado 3" premiers July 22, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET on the SyFy Channel.While campy disaster films aren't known for their scientific integrity, the Sharknado series makes some interesting inaccuracies. A great white shark. (Credit: Flickr/Grant Peters) But "Sharknado" fans who live in fear of a shark-filled tornado can rest easy, the idea still remains completely implausible.However, the weather has been known to cause several head-scratching events, ranging from seemingly apocalyptic to downright bizarre. Many popular colloquiums suggest animals pouring from the sky - from cats and dogs all the way to men. Thankfully, these...
  • Record Global Temperatures? Don't Get Too Heated Up

    07/22/2015 6:40:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/21/2015
    While leaders meet in the Vatican for a climate conference, talk of record high global temperatures will fuel hysteria. But there's truly nothing to see here. Voices of the unreasonable screeched Tuesday across St. Peter's Square. California Gov. Jerry Brown was the most colorful. He took the opportunity to call anyone who doesn't believe in man-made global warming as he does a "denier," which is also the pejorative used to describe those who say the Holocaust never happened. He also called those who don't conform to his way of thinking "troglodytes." New York Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the choir,...
  • State board grants provisional charter for NY Climate Museum

    07/20/2015 11:45:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 9:56 PM EDT | Jim Fitzgerald
    The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved a step forward Monday, officials said. The state Board of Regents, meeting in Albany, approved a five-year provisional charter for the museum, Regents spokesman Tom Dunn said. The vote means “there is absolutely going to be a museum,” said Miranda Massie, executive director of the Climate Museum Launch Project. She said the museum is now “empowered to hold collections in trust for the public.” Supporters say it would be the...
  • Your Instant Ramen Noodles Are a Massive Threat to the Environment

    07/20/2015 6:31:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 115 replies
    Salon ^ | SATURDAY, JUL 18, 2015 | Renard Loki
    Bad news for broke college students, even worse news for the planet VIDEO For decades, instant ramen noodles have been a culinary staple for cash-poor college students, young working professionals and even prisoners. Yet ramen noodles are a main culprit of deforestation due to the high amount of unsustainable palm oil used to make them. While several large food corporations have committed to eliminating conflict palm oil from their supply chains, two of the world’s biggest instant noodle producers, Nissin Foods Holdings and Toyo Suisan Kaisha (Maruchan), both Japanese firms, have failed to adopt responsible palm oil policies, according to...
  • Floodwaters wash out, shut down part of I-10 in Southern California

    07/20/2015 10:07:43 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    cnn.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ed Payne and Joe Sutton,
    Heavy rains and flooding washed out parts of Interstate 10 in Southern California, shutting down traffic in both directions. (snip) The incident took place near Desert Center, about 170 miles east of Los Angeles and about 50 miles from the Arizona border.
  • Storms wash away part of Interstate 10 in Southern California

    07/19/2015 11:13:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 20, 2015
    all traffic on both sides of the highway was closed. The westbound side of the freeway remained intact, but officers had stopped traffic while they tested its stability. A pair of small nearby highways that could possibly serve as detours were also closed. ... The showers forced the Los Angeles Angels' first rainout in 20 years and the San Diego Padres' first rainout since 2006. Saturday's rainfall broke records in at least 11 locations, including five places that had the most rain ever recorded on any day in July, Sirard said. July is typically the driest month of the year...
  • Hawaii Gets Summer Snow On Mauna Kea

    07/19/2015 4:05:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Big Island News ^ | July 17, 2015
    After heavy rain and thunderstorms overnight, Hawaii Island residents awoke Friday to snow on the summit of Mauna Kea. Observatory webcams stationed at the summit captured the snow, which is rare in July but not unheard of. Snow can occur on the summit of the 13,796 foot at any time of the year, although its more common in the winter months. The Mauna Kea Access Road is now closed. Rangers posted this message: The road to the summit of Maunakea is closed to the public at the Visitors Information Station due to icy road conditions at the summit. After road...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary July 18, 2015

    07/18/2015 10:33:20 AM PDT · by Excellence · 10 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | July 18, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Good weather forecast for remainder of July, hint at August.
  • Thunderstorm brings snow to Hawaii in July

    07/18/2015 5:41:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2015 7:53 PM EDT
    An overnight thunderstorm dropped 1½ to 2 inches of snow on the summit of Hawaii's tallest peak in July. Cameras at Mauna Kea’s summit showed some snow still on the ground midday Friday. Mauna Kea Weather Center forecast meteorologist Ryan Lyman says it should be melting quickly. …
  • Oregon ‘Will Be Toast’ When Next Big Earthquake Hits

    07/16/2015 11:03:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KOIN ^ | 7/16
    Northwest region is 72 years overdue for next big earthquake, experts sayOne of Oregon’s top earthquake experts predicts the “really big one” will wipe out the entire Northwest. In fact, the area’s FEMA director said everything west of I-5 “will be toast”. Andrew Phelps, director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, says there will be 6 minutes of shaking when the 'really big' quake hits. (KOIN) Andrew Phelps, director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, says there will be 6 minutes of shaking when the ‘really big’ quake hits. (KOIN) In The New Yorker article “The Really Big...
  • 48°F In The Middle Of July

    07/15/2015 6:39:42 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 85 replies
    My Outdoor Thermometer | 15 July 2015 | Steely
    I just thought this was worth noting. I live in Upstate New York, where in years past it would often be in the upper nineties at this point in the annual weather cycle. The leaves are beginning to turn on some of the trees in my neighborhood. We've had a succession of below-normal days. "Accuweather" (BTW) says it's 57° where I live. Last year, there was one evening on which Accuweather said it was eighteen degrees hotter where I live than what my outdoor thermometer said. I haven't heard President Obama saying much about global warming this summer, other than...
  • Natural geothermal heating in melt-hit Antarctic region 'SURPRISINGLY high' [REAL global warming]

    07/13/2015 7:23:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Register ^ | 07/13/2015 | Lewis Page
    So it IS global warming melting it – just not the way they meanGeothermal heating - from within the Earth's core, not the possibly warming air or sea - beneath the much-studied West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been measured for the first time ever, and been found to be "surprisingly high".The West Antarctic sheet is the part of the Antarctic ice cap thought to be easiest to melt and thus worries over global warming and sea-level rise lead to it being investigated much more than other parts of the frozen austral continent. Some parts of it, for instance the Pine...
  • Claim of UK’s ‘Hottest Day on Record’ Demolished By The Facts

    07/12/2015 6:56:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 12 Jul 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Early July saw Britain basking in a brief heatwave, with air temperatures across much of south and east England hitting the mid 30s centigrade. On July 1, the Met Office announced that the UK had recorded the hottest July day on record, with temperatures hitting 36.7° centigrade at Heathrow airport. The claim was widely repeated in the media—the BBC’s headline read “Hottest July day ever recorded in UK”, while The Guardian opted for a live blog under the headline “Heatwave live: Britain swelters on hottest July day on record”. But eagle-eyed climate bloggers immediately spotted a problem with the so-called...
  • Global warming to cause ice age in 2030… or a flood

    07/12/2015 7:02:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    No, not really. But the conflicting headlines I’m seeing this week might as well say that. Apparently we’re all still doomed, but our first item in recent climate news deals with a different phenomenon than the usual screeds which, rather than melting the ice caps and drowning all of the coastal cities, is going to bring on a new mini-ice starting in about fifteen years. Rather than carbon emissions or fracking, the culprit this time is the sun. (From the Daily Mail) The Earth could be headed for a ‘mini ice age’ researchers have warned.A new study claims to...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary July 11, 2015

    07/11/2015 6:17:15 PM PDT · by Excellence · 10 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | July 11, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Your weekly Joe Bastardi weather and climate rant!
  • The Sun Is Going To Sleep

    07/11/2015 7:40:41 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 44 replies
    Suspicious0bservers ^ | July 10, 2015 | Ben Davidson
    ublished on Jul 10, 2015 This Members-Only content from Suspicious0bservers.org has been shared on YouTube because it describes and frames what is probably the single most significant heliophysics discovery of the year. The subject of a coming grand minimum, despite some of the experts' concurrence and the data suggesting only one near-term outcome for the sun, has drawn controversy from many in the heliophysics community; I have fallen on the side of a coming grand minimum and am not shy about my praise for this mathematical model. I don't like most models; they tend not to match observational data -...
  • First Lady to Indian Youth: We’re Finally Embracing ‘Wisdom of Your Ancestors’ on Climate Change

    07/10/2015 10:36:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2015 | 5:15 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    First Lady Michelle Obama said on Thursday at a tribal youth gathering at the White House that the United States is “finally” embracing the wisdom of Native Americans on conservation and climate change, and claimed that America’s founders modeled the U.S. government partly on the “Iroquois Confederacy.” “Today, on issues like conservation and climate change, we are finally beginning to embrace the wisdom of your ancestors,” Mrs. Obama said at the event where youth from 230 tribes from 42 states participated. “Now, long before the United States was even an idea, your ancestors were harvesting the crops that would feed...
  • Indian and Pacific Oceans Have Been 'Hiding' Global Warming

    07/10/2015 2:24:44 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 28 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | July 10, 2015 08:10 UTC | PTI
    WASHINGTON: Extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans in recent years, which may explain the so-called 'pause' in global warming observed during the past decade, according to a new NASA study. Researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California, found a specific layer of the Indian and Pacific oceans between 100 and 300 metres below the surface has been accumulating more heat than previously recognised. During the 20th century, as greenhouse gas concentrations increased and trapped more heat energy on Earth, global surface temperatures also increased. However, in the 21st...