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  • El Nino Could Be a Monster This Year

    04/15/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies ^ | April 14, 2014 | Adam Mann,
    Official NOAA Climate Prediction Center estimates peg the odds of El Nińo’s return at 50 percent, but many climate scientists think that is a lowball estimate. And there are several indications that if it materializes, this year’s El Nińo could be massive, a lot like the 1997-98 event that was the strongest on record.
  • Dr. Vincent Gray on historical carbon dioxide levels ( JUNE 4th 2013 )

    04/13/2014 6:02:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies ^ | June 4, 2013 | by Anthony Watts
    NZCLIMATE TRUTH NEWSLETTER NO 312 JUNE 4th 2013CARBON DIOXIDEThere are two gases in the earth’s atmosphere without which living organisms could not exist.Oxygen is the most abundant, 21% by volume, but without carbon dioxide, which is currently only about 0.04 percent (400ppm) by volume, both the oxygen itself, and most living organisms on earth could not exist at all.This happened when the more complex of the two living cells (called “eukaryote”) evolved a process called a “chloroplast” some 3 billion years ago, which utilized a chemical called chlorophyll to capture energy from the sun and convert carbon dioxide and nitrogen...
  • Video – Blizzard conditions possible for parts of Texas & Oklahoma

    04/13/2014 1:43:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies ^ | 13APR2014 | Robert Felix
    Snow beginning tonight with BRIEF near blizzard conditions possible across the North Texas & Western Oklahoma Panhandles, according to Chris Morris with the National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas Also hard freeze warnings in effect! – In mid April!
  • For Unproven Theory, Scientists Propose Unproven Solutions

    04/13/2014 12:01:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/13/2013 | Rick Moran
    What’s even more dubious than claims of catastrophic warming? Claims that scientists know what to do about it.The IPCC released a report warning that unless a “rapid shift” to green energy is undertaken, we’re all going to die…or, something.And even that may not be enough. The group is saying that we “might even need to enlist controversial technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.”We’ll get started right away on those gigantic atmospheric scoops to remove all those offensive greenhouse gases.It’s more of the same from the IPCC, with a little more hysteria to get our juices flowing.USA Today: “There...
  • Odds that global warming is due to natural factors: slim to none [GIGO}

    04/12/2014 7:01:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies ^ | Saturday, April 12, 2014
    To assess the natural variability before much human interference, the new study uses “multi-proxy climate reconstructions” developed by scientists in recent years to estimate historical temperatures, as well as fluctuation-analysis techniques from nonlinear geophysics. The climate reconstructions take into account a variety of gauges found in nature, such as tree rings, ice cores, and lake sediments. And the fluctuation-analysis techniques make it possible to understand the temperature variations over wide ranges of time scales. For the industrial era, Lovejoy’s analysis uses carbon-dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels as a proxy for all man-made climate influences – a simplification justified...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (4/12)

    04/12/2014 11:30:44 AM PDT · by Excellence · 6 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | April | Joe Bastardi12, 2014
    Sorry, you in the East, more snow. Snow in the Rockies. Low tornado activity. Global warming prediction vs. Real World.
  • The game is up for climate change believer

    04/07/2014 2:17:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/07/2014 | Charles Moore
    Most of us pay some attention to the weather forecast. If it says it will rain in your area tomorrow, it probably will. But if it says the same for a month, let alone a year, later, it is much less likely to be right. There are too many imponderables. The theory of global warming is a gigantic weather forecast for a century or more. However interesting the scientific inquiries involved, therefore, it can have almost no value as a prediction. Yet it is as a prediction that global warming (or, as we are now ordered to call it in...
  • Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

    04/05/2014 2:32:20 PM PDT · by digger48 · 23 replies
    wthr/AP ^ | Apr 05, 2014 | Frank Jordans,
    BERLIN - After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating the planet. It is also trying to give estimates on what it would cost. In the third report of a landmark climate assessment, the IPCC is expected to say that to...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 5, 2014

    04/05/2014 9:10:46 AM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies ^ | April 5, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Temp/Precipitation forecast for summer/fall/winter.
  • Animals leaving Yellowstone Park

    04/02/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 167 replies
    KPLR11 ^ | staff
    WYOMING – An animal exodus at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has residents and tourist wondering if they know something they don’t. Bison and many other animals are leaving Yellowstone in droves, and its prompting theories that minor earthquakes in the area could soon set off the Yellowstone Super Volcano. A series of smaller quakes have hit the region over the past few weeks, and the more earthquakes hit an area, the more chances a volcano may be activated from its dormant state
  • Woman Hit By Lightning Left With "Metallic Taste" in Mouth

    04/02/2014 3:17:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 | Terry McSweeney
    An Oakland woman who was struck by lightning during Monday's storm that dumped down on the Bay Area says she's doing fine. Terry McSweeney reports.A California woman who was struck by lightning during Monday's storm that dumped down on the Bay Area says she's doing fine. Emily Davis said she has a lingering metallic taste in her mouth and that her teeth hurt a bit after the bizarre event. She got checked out by a healthcare provider on Tuesday. The 31-year-old woman says she was struck by lightning on Monday afternoon as she was crossing Adeline Street in Berkeley. $425M...
  • 18 inches of new snow in NW Minnesota

    04/01/2014 4:51:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press | 4-1-14 | AP
  • Solar Flares of 2012/2013 and cold winters

    03/31/2014 9:22:24 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    March 31, 2014 | vanity
    There are various stories about how powerful solar flares were, starting in 2012. Maybe they had an impact on the North Pole or South Pole. Maybe such an effect impacting how cold the winter of 2013/2014 has been. The previous winter -- from December 2012 to March 2013, was initially mild. Then the weather in the Spring was a little bit more chilly. Is it possible that Solar Flares affect the earth's poles. And in affecting the earth's poles, maybe they effect the weather. Anything is possible, and it is up to science to investigate such links. Maybe it would...
  • A History of the Disastrous Global Warming Hoax

    03/31/2014 7:31:50 AM PDT · by Excellence · 21 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | March 31, 2014 | Anan Caruba
    “It is the greatest deception in history and the extent of the damage has yet to be exposed and measured,” says Dr. Tim Ball in his new book, “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science”. Several UN conferences set in motion the hoax that is based on the assertion that carbon dioxide (CO2) was causing a dramatic surge in heating the Earth. IPCC reports have continued to spread this lie through their summaries for policy makers that influenced policies that have caused nations worldwide to spend billions to reduce and restrict CO2 emissions. Manmade climate change—called anthropogenic global warming—continues to be...
  • The 10 Cities Most At Risk Of Being Hit By Natural Disasters

    03/30/2014 6:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/30/2014 | Harrison Jacobs
    Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company, has analyzed the disaster potential for 616 of the world’s largest cities (PDF). Each city is ranked according to its potential for earthquakes, storms, storm surges, tsunamis, and river floods. For each type of disaster, Swiss Re devised an extreme weather scenario in which defenses fail and the human and economic toll can be enormous. Further, each city was ranked based on the effect each scenario would have on its residents by combining population-distribution data and vulnerability estimates for each disaster. The scenarios consider fatalities, injuries, evacuations, those whose homes would be damaged or destroyed, and those who...
  • Possible Thursday tornado outbreak in southern plains

    03/30/2014 2:31:58 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 29 replies
    Given model now appears a more substantial severe threat might develop from the srn plains into the lower-mid ms valley region thursday /day 5/ as the shortwave trough ejects enewd resulting in height falls across the warm sector and a strengthening llj. Storms may develop along the dryline and dryline/pacific front merger over the srn plains as well as farther east in the warm sector. Severe threat will likely spread ewd into the lower ms valley area by later thursday afternoon and evening.
  • China going cold on carbon market? Cites Australia and US

    03/30/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    Jonova ^ | March 21st, 2014 | Joanne
    Another day is The Backdown? Everything is more important than carbon action these days. In China, real pollution is trumping the fake kind. China has been toying with carbon markets, but this month announced they might have to back away. (The shame!) [Reuters]  “…the all-out efforts to combat China’s disastrous pollution levels might get in the way of plans to tax carbon dioxide emissions in a bid to stunt the rapid growth of greenhouse gas emissions, Zhu Guangyao, the vice environment minister, said.“We have to reflect the requests of the majority through many consultation rounds,” he told the Beijing Morning...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 29, 2014

    03/29/2014 1:51:28 PM PDT · by Excellence · 16 replies ^ | March 29, 2014 | Job Bastardi
    All about hurricanes.
  • President Obama Issues An Official Threat To Climate Heretics

    03/29/2014 6:51:33 AM PDT · by Excellence · 47 replies
    Read Science by Steven Goddard ^ | March 28, 2014 | Steven Goddard
    President threatens that anyone not paying homage to the official state sponsored religion, will be punished. In 1938, Jews were visited in Germany to show them “how foolish being a Jew really is.” Hitler also made it clear that everyone has to follow the official state sponsored religion.
  • Redneck Road Rage / Instant Karma [video]

    03/28/2014 7:22:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 246 replies ^ | 3-26-2014 | Florida Driver
    This happened to me on SR 41 in Tampa on Monday March 24th. This pathetic excuse for a human being tailgated me for about three minutes. After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn't move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn't going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened. Now bear in mind, that this guy had already passed a truck...
  • The Coming Paradigm Shift on Climate: Evidence suggests that Nature rules the climate – not Man.

    03/27/2014 6:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/27/2014 | S. Fred Singer
    The just-published NIPCC reports may lead to a paradigm shift about what or who causes current climate changes. All the evidence suggests that Nature rules the climate – not Man. Watch for it: We may be on the threshold of a tipping point in climate history. No, I’m not talking about a tipping point in the sense that the Earth will be covered with ice or become hellishly hot. I’m talking about a tipping point in our views of what controls the climate -- whether it’s mainly humans or whether it’s mainly natural. It makes an enormous difference in climate...
  • UN Backtracks: Will Global Warming Really Trigger Mass Extinctions?

    03/26/2014 9:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 26, 2014 – 10:34 AM | Axel Bojanowski
    Humans have shrunk the habitats of many life forms, through unsustainable agriculture, fishing or hunting. And it is going to get even worse. Global warming is said to be threatening thousands of animal and plant species with extinction. That, at least, is what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been predicting for years. But the UN climate body now says it is no longer so certain. The second part of the IPCC’s new assessment report is due to be presented next Monday in Yokohama, Japan. On the one hand, a classified draft of the report notes that a...
  • Monster Snowstorm Rolling In-New England and NYC

    03/24/2014 3:13:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 67 replies ^ | 3/23/2014 | Roz Zurko
    A monster Nor’easter is taking aim at the northeast for Tuesday and it is predicted to continue through Wednesday. So far the weather models agree that a rare spring snowstorm is due to blow into the New England, according to “Fox and Friends Weekend” live T. Sunday morning, March 23. Forecasters are honing in on the exact track, as this will determine how much snow will blanket the cities from New York to Maine on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to the AccuWeather on March 23, this storm is expected to gain massive strength before hitting eastern New England and all...
  • Climate scientists refuse to debate global warming ‘skeptics’ in the media

    03/24/2014 6:40:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/24/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Climate scientists and environmentalists are venting their frustrations debating those who are skeptical of man-made global warming — and some have even gone so far as to refuse debating skeptics.
  • Anti-Science: Those Who Wish to Debate Climate Threatened with Death or Jail

    03/23/2014 7:37:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 03/23/2014 - 19:19 | Posted by : George Washington ( User Nmare?)
    Preface:  The scientific method requires allowing a free-for-all of hypotheses, which then rise or fall based upon the results of actual experiments.  In other words, science means that you throw out theories - no matter how good they look on paper - that are disproven by experimental results, and adopt those confirmed by the results. [Economics is supposed to do that, too ... but hasn't.]For example, putting Galileo to death because he didn’t agree with the “accepted” consensus that the Sun revolved around the Earth was not a great example of the scientific method. Instead of conducting experiments to see...
  • Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary

    03/22/2014 9:25:40 AM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 22, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Another cold/snow blast for the east, rain for the west, plus a look at the coming El Nińo. As Joe mentioned last week, this is an atmosphere-driven El Nińo, not water-driven, and therefore short-term. There will be a lot of screaming about global warming in July, then silence as it dissipates into another brutal winter.
  • Spring Is Here.So What Is The "Global Warming Forecast"Regarding Tornadoes&Hurricanes?

    03/21/2014 5:51:07 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 18 replies
    If there was ever a time to question Al Gore regarding how Global Warming will affect the USA this year,anytime before April please!Can you imagine if a cable news anchor asked Al Gore how many Tornadoes and Hurricanes we will likely see this spring and summer?Now this is a complicated "Gotcha Question".Would Al Gore say that because of Global Warming we can expect dozens of F-4/F-5 tornadoes and at least 7 Category 4/5 Hurricanes this year?Or will Al Gore claim that because of Global Warming we will only see two to four F-5 Tornadoes and only one major Hurricane slamming...
  • New ‘impossible to ignore’ climate data spin initiative announced by the White House (other NGO;s)

    03/19/2014 8:47:08 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Watts up With That? ^ | March 19, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    From the White House, courtesy of John Podesta and John P. Holdren, comes this announcement of a new initiative to provide repackaged NOAA/NCDC data in a  way that supposedly helps “state and local leaders on the front lines of climate change”. It comes  with an emphasis on the supposed climate link to extreme weather events, that even the IPCC backpedaled on and Nature said in an editorial aren’t real enough to endorse because it is a dead issue.The initiative was unveiled on Wednesday and claims to be aimed at giving communities data to prepare for the effects of climate change, saying...
  • Arctic Blast coming to Eastern US – coldest opening to calendar spring in at least 50 years

    03/17/2014 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    WUWT ^ | 3/17/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Another massive cold wave headed for Eastern US next week to put temperature 20 degrees below normal Senior WeatherBell Meteorologist Joe Bastardi commented: I am 58.. never seen anything close to this for late March. and [The] pattern next week has as much extreme potential for the time of the year as I can find. Coldest opening to calender spring in 50 yrs at least. Weather forecast models such as the ECMWF and NCEP, both of which have had good track records this year in identifying polar vortex outbreaks in advance, are now forecasting a massive cold blast for the...
  • Philly Marks Second Snowiest Winter On Record

    03/17/2014 12:08:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | March 17, 2014 | Kate Bilo
    PHILADELPHIA — It’s St. Patrick’s Day and three days away from spring, but after enjoying mild and pleasant weekend weather, winter reminded us of its wrath this morning with yet another “upside-down” storm that delivered heavy snow, especially to the shore points and portions of Delaware. 4.5″ of snow fell today at the airport, making it the snowiest St. Patrick’s Day ever. The previous snowiest St. Pat’s was all the way back in 1892 when 3.5″ of snow fell. In addition to that, we have now achieved another dubious milestone this winter. With 67.4″ of snow this season, it’s now...
  • Some California cities seek water independence

    03/16/2014 9:25:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2014 11:41 AM EDT | Alicia Chang
    … California is gripped by historic parched conditions that have desiccated farmland, dried up reservoirs and forced rural communities to ration water. A welcome dousing late last month did little to break the arid spell. Even before this latest drought emergency, some agencies that historically draw their water from the overtapped Colorado River and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta have taken steps to slash their dependence on water from outside sources and boost their own supplies. Past drought woes, particularly in the late 1980s and early 1990s, have forced some communities to rethink where their water comes from, and they’re increasingly...
  • Listen to Dr. Bill Watenburg tonight!

    03/16/2014 6:18:15 PM PDT · by pansgold · 9 replies
    III / XVI / MMXIV | pansgold
    If you miss the Dr. Bill Watenburg show Sunday nights... IT'S BACK! His show starts at 7 pm Pacific tonight. Pick a station and give him a call!
  • Solar output correlates with the North Atlantic jet stream over a millennium

    03/16/2014 2:41:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Jonova ^ | March 16th, 2014 | Joanne
    A new paper (Moffa-Sánchez et al) reports that they looked at layers of dead plankton in ocean mud (otherwise known as foraminifera in marine sediments) and have reconstructed the temperature and salinity of a couple of spots in the North Atlantic between 818AD – 1780 with data on δ18O and the Mg/Ca ratios. One immediate thought, an aside, is that if this technique works, there is no shortage of ocean mud, surely, and perhaps we could drill and analyze more mud for solar correlations in other places. (I hear foraminifera live in the Southern Hemisphere too). Perhaps no one is looking...
  • It’s Game Over for Keystone XL opponents ‘Game Over’ Claims

    03/16/2014 2:29:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Watts up With That? ^ | March 13, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Even Dr. James Hansen doesn’t believe Keystone XL itself will significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions Video follows below At today’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Keystone XL, Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) asked well-known climate scientist James Hansen to clarify what he meant when he made his famous “game over” comment, which has been used widely by Keystone XL opponents to justify their erroneous claims.  Of course, “game over” has been the main rallying cry for the Sierra Club’s Michael Brune who sat next to Hansen at today’s hearing.  In response to Senator Menendez’s question, Hansen explained, “I’m glad you...
  • One meter (3 ft) of hail in Eritrea

    03/16/2014 1:01:58 PM PDT · by Errant · 51 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16 March 2014
    The storm lasted just 90 minutes, but afterwards parts of Asmara, capital of Eritrea, were completely blocked by ice, government-run newspaper Hadas Eritrea reports. A freak rain storm has dumped as much as 1m (3ft) of hail on Asmara, capital of Eritrea, in what appears to be the heaviest rainfall ever recorded there. This week's storm lasted just 90 minutes, but afterwards parts of the city were completely blocked by ice, government-run newspaper Hadas Eritrea reports. Footage on local television shows streets running with water, and vehicles buried under the hail. It is by far the heaviest rain ever recorded...
  • While the seas rise in the Outer Banks and elsewhere in NC, science treads water

    03/16/2014 12:37:17 PM PDT · by lafroste · 83 replies
    News and Observer ^ | 3/16/14 | Bruce Siceloff
    RODANTHE — Coastal geologist Stan Riggs, who tracks the ups and downs of North Carolina’s shoreline, needed a bullhorn to make himself heard above a roaring nor’easter that had toyed with the Outer Banks for two days. He climbed down from the ridge of a DOT-built dune narrowly separating N.C. 12 from the boisterous Atlantic Ocean. A bleached house named WAVE BREAKER seemed to be stilt-walking into the surf – but, really, the island itself was slipping out from under this cottage in a shrinking subdivision called Mirlo Beach. Read more here:
  • Air pollution in Paris gets so bad car driving is BANNED on alternate days

    03/16/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:36 EST, 16 March 2014 | Peter Allen
    Drivers in Paris will only be allowed to use their cars every other day from tomorrow because of dangerous pollution levels. The introduction of the drastic measure follows a grey smog settling over the French capital from the middle of last week. François Hollande’s socialist government decided to introduce alternative driving days after air pollution exceeded safe levels for five days running. …
  • Obama, EU to stand together on climate change draft

    03/16/2014 12:22:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:08pm EDT | Barbara Lewis
    U.S. President Barack Obama and EU leaders meeting in Brussels this month will throw their combined weight behind tackling climate change, a document seen by Reuters says, in a show of developed world solidarity on the need for a new global deal. But the guarded, diplomatic language is likely to disappoint environmentalists calling for urgent, ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions. “Sustainable economic growth will only be possible if we tackle climate change,” a draft communique ahead of the EU-US summit on March 26 says. The text is subject to further negotiation between the European Union and the United...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 15, 2014

    03/15/2014 10:40:05 AM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies ^ | March 15,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    A nice conversation about how the coming atmospheric-driven El Nińo will affect the winter 2014-2015. Also hurricane forecast for the coming season. It looks like another bad winter for the Midwest/Central Plains/Eastern Seaboard coming 2014-2015.
  • How cold is this winter? Records over 100 years old broken in the Upper Peninsula

    03/14/2014 1:00:15 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 30 replies ^ | March 14, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    You know it has been a cold winter when some Upper Peninsula cities are breaking records that are over 100 years old. We can talk about the average temperature for the winter months of December, January, and February. That is one way to tell how cold the winter has been. For example, Marquette had an average temperature of 7.5 degrees this winter, which is a new record for Marquette. That does indeed sound cold. But a better way to get a feel for the record cold is to count the number of days below zero. We don't really have a...
  • Climate Scientist: Liberals Will Use Carbon Tax to Make Government Bigger

    03/13/2014 6:36:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 13, 2014 - 1:16 PM | Melanie Hunter
    At a hearing Thursday on the Keystone oil pipeline, James Hansen, former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified before Congress that 100 percent of the proceeds from a proposed carbon tax should go to the public, because liberals will try to use part of it to “make the government bigger.” “An important point is that such legislation I think needs to be introduced by conservatives, because I’m afraid liberals will try to take part of the money to make the government bigger. Not one dime should go to the government. 100 percent should go to the public,”...
  • Earth is Safe From 'Global Warming' Say the Men Who Put Man on the Moon

    03/12/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT · by SuperSonic · 16 replies ^ | 8 Mar 2014 | by James Delingpole
    The planet is not in danger of catastrophic man made global warming. Even if we burn all the world's recoverable fossil fuels it will still only result in a temperature rise of less than 1.2 degrees C. So say The Right Climate Stuff Research Team, a group of retired NASA Apollo scientists and engineers - the men who put Neil Armstrong on the moon - in a new report. "It's an embarrassment to those of us who put NASA's name on the map to have people like James Hansen popping off about global warming," says the project's leader Hal Doiron....
  • Ice Breaking on Great Lakes Could Take Months

    03/12/2014 9:27:57 AM PDT · by crz · 46 replies
    WBAY ^ | Updated: Mar 10, 2014 4:45 PM CDT | By Jeff Alexander
    <p>Ice breakers fear breakdown as a result of heavy ice.</p>
  • Global Warming and the Rise of the Mongolian Empire

    03/12/2014 6:56:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/12/2014 | Alec Torres
    Humanity’s greatest land empire was made possible by non-human climate change. Many phenomena, real and imagined, have been attributed to global warming. From rising ocean levels to increased agricultural yields to tornadoes to polar vortices to droughts to rapes to car thefts, global warming now stands as the cause of just about anything. And because of current political dogma, man is ultimately blamed for all these evils (and occasional goods). Now a recent study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argues that there is a correlation between increasing global temperatures and the rise of the Mongolian empire. According...
  • Car coolant rejected by Daimler is safe, say EU scientists

    03/10/2014 12:24:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 7, 2014 12:59pm EST
    EU scientists have found that the new car coolant at the center of a dispute that has pitched regulators against Germany and its luxury car maker Daimler does not pose any serious safety risks, the European Commission said on Friday. The Commission, the EU executive, has launched legal proceedings against Germany over Daimler’s refusal to stop using an old-style coolant that has global warming potential more than 1,000 times greater than that of carbon dioxide. The suggested substitute, which has roughly the same impact as carbon dioxide, is the R1234yf coolant developed by U.S. conglomerate Honeywell in partnership with Dupont....
  • 3 Incredible Photos Illustrate Just How Cold It Is at Lake Superior(Ice Greatest in 35 Years)

    03/08/2014 2:09:19 PM PST · by lbryce · 56 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 8, 2014 | Oiver Darcy
    Several stunning images captured by a Minnesota photographer illustrate just how cold it is at Lake Superior. The pictures taken by Andrew Krueger showed large sheets of ice piled up along the shore as temperatures remained below freezing this week. Scientists from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory said ice coverage was at its highest percentage in 35 years, according to USA Today. “Persistent cold temperatures in the Midwest this winter have almost completely frozen over many of the Great Lakes,” the lab reportedly said in a press release.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 8, 2014

    03/08/2014 7:57:41 AM PST · by Excellence · 21 replies ^ | 8 March 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    First 10 minutes is a not-global warming rant (pure Joe and great, as always), quick look at March/April/May/Summer (don't blink, you'll miss it), and temps/precipitation for next winter.
  • Minnesota Mystery: What’s Killing the Moose?

    03/06/2014 10:57:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 5, 2014 | By BRENT McDONALD
    GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. — For moose, this year’s winter-long deep freeze across the Upper Midwest is truly ideal weather. The large, gangly creatures are adapted to deep snow: Their hollow fur insulates them like fiberglass does in a house. And the prolonged cold helps eradicate pests that prey on moose, like ticks and meningeal worm, or brain worm. Yet moose in Minnesota are dying at an alarming rate, and biologists are perplexed as to why. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage Mark Keech, right, a research biologist, and Tiffany Wolf, a veterinarian, fitted a moose with a radio collar...
  • Polar Vortex Highlights Natural Gas-fired Generation Vulnerabilities

    03/05/2014 3:39:13 PM PST · by dickmc · 44 replies
    Electric Light and Power ^ | 02/25/2014 | Teresa Hansen
    For many people in the U.S., me included, this winter has been miserable. The polar vortex, which I'm fairly certain was a term only meteorologists had heard before this winter, has wreaked havoc in much of the country. ... This type of weather affects few, if any, industries more than electricity providers. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which is responsible for balancing the state's electricity supply and demand, reported an all-time high winter peak demand Jan. 7 and was required to issue an alert the day before when some 13,000 MW of generation--3,700 MW of forced outages caused...
  • Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

    03/04/2014 8:05:56 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    ap ^ | Mar 04, 2014
    The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many areas Tuesday morning saw something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a 141-year-old record low temperature