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  • 'Meteorological bomb' to lash northeastern US

    10/16/2019 10:40:52 AM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 33 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | oct. 16, 2019 | Alex Sosnowski
    A storm will strengthen rapidly and bring a dose of drenching rain, high winds and even some high-elevation snow to the northeastern United States into Thursday. The latest indications are the storm will strengthen at a fast enough pace into Thursday to be classified as a bomb cyclone. The barometric pressure has to fall at least 24 millibars, or 0.71 of an inch of Mercury, in 24 hours for the bomb cyclone criteria to be met.
  • Tempers flare as millions in California endure power outages from PG&E

    10/10/2019 6:54:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 179 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 10. 2019 | Taryn Luna, Maria L. La Ganga, Patrick McGreevy, Joseph Serna
    Classes were canceled. Frozen foods melted. Hospitals switched to emergency generators. Blooms withered in florists’ coolers. Unused food was jettisoned at shuttered restaurants. Lines formed at gas stations. Cellphones faded out. That’s what happened Wednesday when the state’s largest utility shut off power to millions of Californians in a drastic attempt to avoid the killer wildfires that have charred hundreds of thousands of acres, caused billions of dollars in damage and spurred cries for widespread change in how electricity is delivered over the state’s aging grid.
  • Britain braced for 'coldest winter for 30 years'

    10/09/2019 3:07:57 AM PDT · by Norski · 40 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | October 5, 2019 | Victoria Bell
    Britain could be in for a new beast from the east as experts predict this winter will be "the coldest weather in 30 years". Temperatures could reach as low as -14C with “snow event after snow event” expected to hit parts of the UK from as early as later on this month. Earlier this month, researchers from University College London forecast an average temperature of just 3.9C for January to February. They found that a freezing vortex of Arctic air could hit the country after studying current sea temperatures and a weather system over the north Atlantic.
  • 120 years of climate scares

    10/06/2019 5:22:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08.04014 | Thomas Lifson
    Scientists seeking funding and journalists seeking an audience agree: panic sells.“Global cooling is going to kills us all!” “No, wait: global warming is going to kill us all!”All that’s  missing is a back-and-forth of “You shut up!” “No, you shut up!” That is reserved for those who doubt the need for panic.That’s the gist of an amazing chronology of the last 120 years of scare-mongering on climate, assembled by and reprinted by the estimable Anthony Watts in Wattsupwiththat, who updates it to the present. It is truly mind-boggling: 1895 - Geologists Think the World May Be Frozen Up Again – New York Times, February...
  • Horrific moment man is struck by lightning ....

    10/05/2019 11:13:35 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 46 replies ^ | Valerie Edwards
    Horrifying surveillance footage shows the moment a man is struck by lightning while walking his three dogs in Texas. Alexander Coreas is seen in the video, shared by Stuebner Airline Veterinary Hospital, on Thursday evening around 7pm walking his German Shepherd's, Sophie, Honey and Hazel. Coreas is shown struck by a flash of lightning that sends him crashing to the ground. His three terrified dogs are seen running away as he remained motionless on the cement.
  • Norway’s apples are ripening in record time

    10/04/2019 6:22:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies ^ | 4 October 201912:14 CEST+02:00
    This year’s apple season has been so fruitful that distributors in Norway are running short on storage space. Meteorologists have linked climate change to the quickly-ripening fruits, NRK reports. Orchards in the western area of Hardanger told the broadcaster that this year’s apple season had been unusually short and intense, with a much shorter window than usual for harvesting. Large quantities of apples are now ready for transport to distributors and trees have been cleared of fruit, according to the report. “It has been a good season. The quality is also good. We can see that in both the color...
  • Here Are 5 of The Most Common Climate Change Misconceptions, Debunked (Pro Man-Made Warming)

    10/02/2019 2:09:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 09/16/2019 | Mark Maslin
    The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last 30 years sowing doubt about the science where none really exists.   The latest estimate is that the world's five largest publicly-owned oil and gas companies spend about US$200 million each year on lobbying to control, delay or block binding climate-motivated policy.This organised and orchestrated climate change science denial has contributed to the lack of progress in reducing global green house gas (GHG) emissions -...
  • Stop scaring the children with Predictions of Climate Doom

    09/30/2019 8:48:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/30/2019 | Stephen Moore
    A friend of mine’s third-grade daughter came home from school a few weeks ago with tears streaming down her cheeks. “My teacher say we only have 10 years before the oceans rise, and we are under water,” she moaned. “Are we all going to die?” That’s a heavy burden to place on the shoulders of a 9-year-old. Gloomy stories of the coming apocolypse have become commonplace in schools, textbooks, churches, movies and even children’s bedtime stories. The Wicked Witch of the West and Darth Vader have been replaced by the oil companies and auto company CEOs. This over-the-top campaign of...
  • Forget the Green New Deal — the private sector has solved climate change

    09/27/2019 9:00:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/27/2019 | Mark Whittington
    What if climate change could be fixed without destroying the fossil fuel industry and without putting the coal miners and natural gas frackers on the street? It turns out we can address carbon dioxide emissions without taking away their livelihoods or spending trillions of dollars.The most unsettling aspect of the various versions of the Green New Deal, whether it is the one proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or the one proposed by Bernie Sanders, is not their immense multitrillion-dollar cost. The most awesomely frightening feature of the ideas to do battle with climate change advanced by the Democratic presidential candidates...
  • Al Gore rips Trump for lacking urgency on climate change: He's the 'face of global climate denial'

    09/23/2019 6:56:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/23/2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Former Vice President Al Gore blasted President Trump for not taking climate change seriously, calling him the “face of global climate denial.” Appearing outside the United Nations, CNN climate correspondent Bill Weir asked the prominent climate change advocate about the “lack of American leadership.” “Well, I think, to focus on the good news side of it, that Donald Trump being the face of global climate denial actually is motivating the kind of uprising and enthusiasm we saw last Friday with the millions of young people marching.” …
  • Angela Merkel, defense minister to fly to US on two planes

    09/22/2019 3:14:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.22.2019 | mm/sms (AFP, dpa, Reuters)
    Two days after the German government announced a €54 billion ($61 billion) package of measures to tackle climate change, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer are to fly to the United States in two separate planes, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday. Two Luftwaffe aircraft will transport the two politicians almost simultaneously to the east coast of the US, the paper said. Merkel is due in New York at the United Nations climate summit on Monday, where she is expected to confirm that Germany is committed to phasing out coal and will help to save the...
  • First snow falls as winter arrives in northern Sweden

    09/21/2019 8:19:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 19 September 2019 15:07 CEST+02:00
    Winter has (probably) arrived in Sweden, with the first snowfall of the season in northern parts of the country. But first, let us explain the “probably”. Sweden determines the seasons not based on dates, but on meteorological definitions, according to which winter is considered to have arrived when temperatures drop below an average of 0°C five days in a row. And Tarfala in the Kebnekaise mountains is currently on its fifth day of –3°C temperatures. So unless it experiences a sudden heatwave, it means that when the clock strikes midnight, winter has arrived. […] In the Värmland region, the first...
  • Cold Front Brings 1st Snow of the Season to Sierra

    09/17/2019 6:43:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    ktla ^ | 09/16/2019
    A strong Sierra cold front packing winds gusting up to 50 mph dropped the first snow of the season Monday in the mountains along the California-Nevada line and damaged a small airplane that was blown off the runway at an airport north of Reno. Rain was falling in the valleys around Reno and Sparks Monday afternoon as the cold front sent temperatures plummeting across western Nevada. Temperatures were 15 to 20 degrees cooler than Sunday’s highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning effective until 6 p.m. Monday for most of...
  • EU plans energy tax to combat climate change

    09/14/2019 7:14:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.14.2019 | Bernd Riegert (js)
    Finance ministers of the 28 European Union countries met in Helsinki on Friday to discuss measures to finance and encourage environmentally sustainable growth. The meeting took place on the same day the governing coalition parties in Germany met to decide on climate measures targeting the transportation sector to ensure the country meets its 2030 goals to combat the climate crisis. Spending toward that end could approach a reported €75 billion ($83.6 billion). […] The EU, says German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, must find a way to put a sensible price on carbon dioxide emissions, optimally on an international level. “I...
  • Hurricane Dorian shredded one island in the Outer Banks. (Vanity with photo link)

    09/13/2019 1:24:46 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 16 replies ^ | 9/11/19 | Tom at
    Portsmouth Island is an 18 mile stretch of undeveloped barrier island south of Ocracocke. There is a private ferry that carries 4x4 vehicles over to a primitive fish camp. Most people fish and camp along the beach. All 18 miles were driveable. The link shows before and after views of the storm damage. Dozens of new inlets were created. It's a sad day for those of us who loved camping and fishing the entire island. Those days are gone for the foreseeable future. Link to photos
  • Rare Friday the 13th full moon to appear this week

    09/10/2019 8:13:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    According to the Farmer's Almanac, there hasn't been a nationwide Friday the 13th full Moon since Oct. 13, 2000, and it won't happen again until Aug. 13, 2049. In the Eastern time zone, the exact moment the full Moon occurs will be early Saturday, Sept. 14 at 12:33 a.m. For everyone else, the Moon will be its fullest before midnight on Friday, Sept. 13. Either way, the moon will appear full from Thursday night through Sunday morning, NASA says
  • Mystery boom resounds throughout North Country

    09/08/2019 8:11:10 AM PDT · by Oratam · 66 replies
    The Adirondack Daily Enterprise ^ | Sept. 6, 2019 | Peter Crowley
    Some people heard it as a boom, some as a bang, some as a series of explosions. Imagine the noise of a dump truck being dropped from 100 feet in the air onto pavement. It shook buildings. Many people said it sounded like it was coming from inside their building on their block. But it wasn’t just local; people heard it around the same time across a huge swath of northern New York. In response to an Enterprise Facebook post, people wrote that they had heard it as far west as Cranberry Lake, as far north as Malone, as far...
  • I was only 19

    09/07/2019 2:03:23 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 15 replies
  • Woman wraps home in plastic to protect from flooding as Hurricane Dorian approaches (video)

    09/06/2019 8:19:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    WFOX, CNN ^ | 9/3/2019 | Ashleigh Jackson
    (Meredith) - As Hurricane Dorian approaches the east coast of Florida, one woman is taking extreme measures to protect her home. Brittany Vidal, of St. Augustine, wrapped her house in plastic and secured the barrier with duct tape and nearly 300 sandbags. She considered elevating her house after it flooded during Hurricane Matthew and Irma. For now, she's relying on plastic wrap. "Hopefully our barricade will do something for us this year," Vidal told WFOX-TV. Vidal lives in the Davis Shores neighborhood, which is part of evacuation Zone A. Zones A and B are comprised of nearly 149,000 people who...
  • Circus: Five CNN Hosts Spend Six Hours Blaming Climate Change for Hurricane Dorian

    09/05/2019 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | SEPT. 5, 2019 | Curtis Houck
    As is usually the case with CNN, hosts are reduced to no more than puppets in Jeffrey Zucker’s play, willfully reading from nearly identical scripts as they peddle their daily doses of venom for not only President Trump, but anyone who stands in the way of their far-left, anti-gun, pro-abortion, and pro-Green New Deal vision (to name a few policies). So for seven hours on Wednesday, CNN’s primetime hosts (Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, and Don Lemon) began each of the ten 2020 Democratic presidential “climate crisis” town halls by asserting that Hurricane Dorian existed because of...