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  • Livermore, Berkeley labs part of supercomputing effort to model climate change

    08/19/2014 4:55:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | August 19, 2014 | By Jeremy Thomas
    Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley lab researchers, along with scientists from six other national laboratories, will take part in a state-of-the-art supercomputing project designed to model, simulate and predict the effects of climate change on Earth. The 10-year Energy Department project -- Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) -- will develop and apply advanced climate system models on cutting-edge high-performance computing machines as soon as they become available, lab officials said. "The (complex scientific) challenge simulations are not yet possible with current model and computing capabilities," Livermore National Laboratory atmospheric scientist and ACME council chair David Bader said. "But we...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (8/16)

    08/16/2014 8:05:30 AM PDT · by Excellence · 11 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | August 16, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    A long report. A more active hurricane period. Warm water in the Gulf of Mexico may attract hurricanes. Late starting El Nino. Relationship of temperature of Pacific to multivariate ENSO index. (Bob Tisdale update here: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/08/12/the-201415-el-nino-part-15-august-2014-update-an-el-nino-mulligan/) 1-15 days out same pattern that has held most of the summer with cool upper Midwest. Texas getting warmer. While California will get some rain this winter, it won't make up for the shortfall, and the Pacific is cooling again, which means more drought ahead. Sea ice swinging toward "normal" in the north, and heading toward overall record in the south.
  • British scientists stranded in freezing Antarctic research station

    08/10/2014 11:37:26 AM PDT · by citizen · 77 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8 August 2014 | Dan Bloom
    British scientists are stranded after their Antarctic base lost power in the depths of winter as temperatures plummeted to a record low of minus 55C. There is no way of rescuing the 13 researchers from the Halley VI Research Station - which has been hit by a 19-hour blackout - for months until the hostile winter subsides. The British Antarctic Survey admitted it was a 'serious incident' and has suspended all experiments as the workers heat up emergency accommodation which has not been used for months. Some of the fallout from the power cut, which happened a week ago but...
  • Saturday Summary August 9, 2014

    08/09/2014 10:29:47 AM PDT · by Excellence · 31 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | August 9, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    It's really been a more or less normal summer for New York, hysteria notwithstanding, and summer isn't over for another three weeks, meteorologically speaking. Hawaii did not get hit with any hurricanes; one went north, the other disintegrated. Everything else is pretty much well following the forecast.
  • Death Valley Was Cooler Than Missoula, Montana On Sunday (Record Summer Low)

    08/04/2014 9:30:34 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-4-2014 | Angela Fritz
    <p>Death Valley, Calif., which is known for being the world’s hottest location, maxed out at a relatively chilly 89 degrees on Sunday. This temperature – nearly 30 degrees below average – was its coolest high temperature on record for the date by a whopping 15 degrees. The previous record of 104 was set in 1945.</p>
  • The PR Is (Also) Settled: Top Public Relations Firms Refuse to Flack for Climate-Change ‘Deniers’

    08/04/2014 5:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 4, 2014 | Scott Ott
    In what looks like the final nail in the coffin for climate-change denial, some of the world’s most credible professional organizations have just announced they will no longer work with “climate deniers.” That’s right, ten of the globe’s top public relations firms have declared that they will no longer “frame the debate” from the “sky is NOT falling” perspective. Along with “the science,” the PR is now settled. A spokesman for WPP, the world’s largest ad agency and parent of Burson Marsteller and Ogilvy Public Relations, said… We ensure that our own work complies with local laws, marketing codes and...
  • Lake Superior, the Great Lakes and Europe Defy Climate Experts

    08/03/2014 8:55:36 AM PDT · by citizen · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 31, 2014 | Jack Dini
    A little over one year ago, The New York Times and USA Today were reporting that the Great Lakes hit all time lows in water levels. According to those reports, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan were 29 inches below their average measurements taken since 1918. Scientists warned communities that they could only expect more tragedy with the Great Lakes. With a lack of rain from climate change, they told everyone to expect levels to continue to drop. In an April 2013 report from the International Joint Commission, a group with members from the United States and Canada that advises on...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary August 2, 2014

    08/02/2014 11:32:27 AM PDT · by Excellence · 11 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | August 2, 2014 | JoeBastardi
    Thorough forecast for August.
  • The Rise of the Nuisance Flood

    08/01/2014 6:51:03 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9
    Pacific Standard ^ | 30 July 2014 | John Upton
    Moscow is preparing a bill to prevent Russian troops from posting selfies and other photographs on social media sites, according to July 29 reports. The proposed legislation came after soldiers published images on social media sites with captions saying they had been firing artillery into Ukraine. “We shelled Ukraine all night long,” Russian soldier Vadim Grigoryev wrote beneath a picture of weaponry he published last week on Vkontakte, Russia’s most popular social media network.
  • Six Flag Stocks to Rise Late This Summer

    07/29/2014 8:22:40 AM PDT · by SovereignSociety · 8 replies
    The Sovereign Investor ^ | July 28, 2014 | Chris Orr
    Remember the cold temperatures, the snow, the wind and the sleet just earlier this year? Now that summer has heated up, you’d think that the polar vortex would be a distant memory by now. Not so for investors. Well, the chill of winter is still affecting companies (and our investments) and will affect some through the end of the year. Take the summer fun stop, the iconic Six Flags theme parks, as an example. When I think of Six Flags, I picture hot, sunny weather with throngs of people waiting in lines for rides or milling around snacking on funnel...
  • A brief history of climate panic and crisis… both warming and cooling

    07/29/2014 7:59:05 AM PDT · by Excellence · 3 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | July 29, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    For at least 114 120 years, climate “scientists” have been claiming that the climate was going to kill us…but they have kept switching whether it was a coming ice age, or global warming. (A timeline of claims follows, updated to 2014)
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary July 26, 2014

    07/26/2014 9:14:33 AM PDT · by Excellence · 28 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | July 26, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Another epic rant. USA making much of July tornados, which are occurring because it's colder! Third cold shot of July coming down to close out the month.
  • September in July: Big cold front to bring stellar weather next week

    07/24/2014 9:05:23 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 44 replies
    WaPo ^ | 24JUL2014 | Jason Samenow
    Following in the footsteps of the record-setting cool air mass in mid-July, a second blast of air with polar origins will invade the eastern U.S. to close July. Like the original, the sequel will be glorious. This taste of September may not be quite as strong mid-July’s version, but should produce temperatures 10-20 degrees below normal across a large swath of the eastern U.S. by early Tuesday.
  • New Climate Model Introduced, now with knobs!

    07/23/2014 10:37:54 AM PDT · by Excellence · 24 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | July 23, 2014 | Bob Tisdale
    Due to the cutbacks in funding for climate science, a new climate model has been introduced to help politicians justify unnecessary laws that regulate carbon dioxide emissions… Introducing…
  • ‘Hurricane Tax’ On Insurance Policies To End 18 Months Early

    07/23/2014 3:25:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 7/22/14
    An extra charge on property-insurance and auto-insurance policies to cover claims paid for the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons will end Jan. 1.... The orders make official a decision Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet made last month to end the assessment, Amy Bogner, a spokeswoman for the Office of Insurance Regulation, said in an email. The assessment, which first appeared at 1 percent in 2007...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary July 19, 2014

    07/19/2014 2:16:51 PM PDT · by Excellence · 13 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | July 19, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Short post as Joe is on the road.
  • White House Unveils Climate Change Initiatives

    07/16/2014 10:03:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    MISSOULA, Mont. — President Obama will announce a series of climate change initiatives on Wednesday. The actions, involving a variety of federal agencies, were among the recommendations of the president’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness, a group of 26 officials who have worked since November to develop the proposals. One of the projects involves shoring up the power supply during climate catastrophes, and the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday will award $236.3 million. The United States Geological Survey and other federal agencies will spend $13.1 million to develop advanced three-dimensional mapping data. The new initiatives...
  • People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity

    07/14/2014 8:05:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | July 14, 2014 | by Matthew Holehouse
    People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity than those who do not, a Government study has found. Those who say they are concerned about the prospect of climate change consume more energy than those who say it is “too far into the future to worry about,” the study commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change found. That is in part due to age, as people over 65 are more frugal with electricity but much less concerned about global warming. However, even when pensioners are discounted, there is only a “weak trend” to show that...
  • Mariner trying to sail NW Passage rescued after sailboat gets stuck in sea ice near Barrow

    07/14/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT · by citizen · 22 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Julu 13, 2014 | Michelle Theriault Boots
    A man attempting to sail his 36-foot sailboat through the Northwest Passage was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Saturday after his boat became trapped in Arctic sea ice northeast of Barrow. The Coast Guard cutter Healy broke a 12-mile path through ice to reach the sailboat Altan Girl about 40 miles from Barrow, the Coast Guard said in a news release Sunday. The Healy was diverted from a research mission to respond to the sailboat. The Coast Guard did not release the rescued man’s name, but the Nome Nugget’s June 26 “Dock Walk” column described the Altan Girl...
  • Cooler Weather On The Way But Please Don’t Call It A ‘Polar Vortex’

    07/13/2014 8:14:23 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7-11-2014
    July 11, 2014 Yes, weather forecasts show cooler temperatures on the way for the U.S. Midwest and Northeast next week. But please don’t call it a summertime return of last winter’s dreaded “polar vortex.” Some meteorologists are getting downright grumpy as news organizations, including some TV weathercasters, rush to recapitalize on the hype by deeming next week’s forecast the return of the vortex.(snip)
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary July 12, 2014

    07/12/2014 8:54:47 AM PDT · by Excellence · 24 replies
    Weather Bell Analytics ^ | July 12, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Good looking July!
  • Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded

    07/12/2014 6:34:49 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 26 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 7/12/2014 | Eric Worral
    Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station. June this year also broke the June daily minimum temperature record, with a new record low of -34.9c (-30.8F).
  • The Climate Optimists

    07/11/2014 1:46:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Slate ^ | July 9, 2014 | Will Oremus
    Conservatives have a new line on climate change: “It’s real, but it’s nothing to worry about!” Las Vegas is parched. A 14-year drought has left Lake Mead, the local water source, dangerously low. It has dropped 100 feet in the past decade. If it drops 12 more feet, federal water rationing rules will kick in. Some climate scientists predict that will happen in the next year. And most believe the situation will only worsen over time. The view from inside Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, however, is considerably rosier. That’s where scientists, activists, and bloggers have assembled this...
  • Global warming requires more frequent rethink of 'normal' weather: U.N. (seriesly!!)

    07/09/2014 9:30:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/9/14 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - The baseline for "normal" weather used by everyone from farmers to governments to plan ahead needs to be updated more frequently to account for the big shifts caused by global warming, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday. The WMO's Commission for Climatology believes rising temperatures and more heatwaves and heavy rains mean the existing baseline, based on the climate averages of 1961-90, is out of date as a guide, the WMO said in a statement. "For water resources, agriculture and energy, the old averages no longer reflect the current realities," Omar Baddour, head of the...
  • Latest Projected Path Of Super Typhoon Neoguri Shows How It's About To Rake All Of Japan

    07/07/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    BI ^ | 7-7-2014 | Michael B Kelley
    Michael B KelleyJuly 7, 2014Super Typhoon Neoguri, a "once in decades storm," is about to hit the southern Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds before making landfall across the entire island of Japan this week. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the system, which is already producing winds up to 150 mph, may develop into an "extremely intense" storm by Tuesday as it moves north. (snip)
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary July 5, 2014

    07/05/2014 11:38:16 AM PDT · by Excellence · 17 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | July 5, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Review of Arthur, past early-season hurricanes. Typhoon off Japan. 72 hour to 10 day forecast for lower 48. Arctic summer temps, sea ice.
  • Joe Bastardi's Raging WeatherBull - Friday, July 4, 2014

    07/04/2014 7:35:40 AM PDT · by Excellence · 21 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | July 4, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Continuing track of Arthur. Joe has been posting at WUWT, and I've been reading that since I fired up the computer this morning. I've learned an amazing amount of stuff, not just from Joe, but from people who post in response! So I got to Joe's post at Weatherbell kinda late. But here it is!
  • Report: Climate change confirmed in national parks

    07/03/2014 4:47:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Climate change is happening in America’s national parks, and in some cases in rapid and concerning ways, says a new report authored by the National Park Service. The changes will have implications for what visitors see and experience and will require new approaches to the protection of natural and historic resources within parks, the report says. “This report shows that climate change continues to be the most far-reaching and consequential challenge ever faced by our national parks,” says National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis. “Our national parks can serve as places where we can monitor and document ecosystem change without...
  • Mandatory evacuation issued for Hatteras Island

    07/02/2014 3:45:56 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    WNCT ^ | 7-2-14 | Stephen McNulty
    The Dare County Control Group has issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents and visitors on Hatteras Island beginning at 5:00 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014. After 5:00 a.m. Thursday, no access will be allowed to Hatteras Island. All Hatteras Island residents and visitors are advised to evacuate as quickly as possible during daylight hours on Thursday before the effects of Tropical Storm Arthur begin to bring high winds, rough seas, dangerous rip currents, and the potential for water and sand overwash on NC Highway 12. A State of Emergency has been issued for all of Dare County with the...
  • Raging WeatherBull [Joe Bastardi] Update on Arthur - July 2, 2014

    07/02/2014 3:37:20 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    weather bell ^ | 7-2-14 | Joe Bastardi
    video link here
  • Joe Bastardi's Raging WeatherBull Update on Arthur - July 2, 2014

    07/02/2014 1:47:24 PM PDT · by Excellence · 50 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | July 2, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Update on Hurricane Arthur.
  • Joe Bastardi, Raging WeatherBull - July 1, 2014

    07/01/2014 5:39:05 PM PDT · by Excellence · 14 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | July 1, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Update on the progress of Tropical Cyclone Arthur.
  • Tropical Storm Arthur forms off coast of Florida; 1st named storm of the Atlantic season

    07/01/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 55 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 07/01/2014 | n/a
    Tropical Storm Arthur forms off coast of Florida; 1st named storm of the Atlantic season.
  • Tropical Depression One Public Advisory (from NOAA)

    06/30/2014 8:38:36 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    noaa ^ | 6-30-14 | noaa
    000 WTNT31 KNHC 010301 TCPAT1 BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012014 1100 PM EDT MON JUN 30 2014 ...TROPICAL DEPRESSIONS FORMS EAST OF FLORIDA... ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR THE COAST OF EAST-CENTRAL FLORIDA... SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...27.6N 79.1W ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM ESE OF CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA ABOUT 210 MI...335 KM NNW OF THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...SW OR 225 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB...29.80 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... A TROPICAL STORM WATCH...
  • LIVE: Derecho Aims East, Threatens Chicago, Detroit

    06/30/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 53 replies
    Severe weather will lash through areas from the Midwest to the Great Lakes into Tuesday, hitting some of the major cities in the United States, including Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 28, 2014

    06/28/2014 8:30:54 AM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | June 28,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Hurricane forecast; Fourth of July forecast; Arctic/Antarctic cooling/ice extant.
  • Health Care System Needs To Prepare For Global Warming

    06/27/2014 9:26:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | June 26, 2014 | By Lisa Gillespie
    Climate change is happening, and with that will come more deaths from heat-related illness and disease, according to a report released Tuesday. The report, spearheaded and funded by investor and philanthropist Thomas Steyer, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, examines many of the effects of climate change for business and individuals. "One of the most striking findings in our analysis is that increasing heat and humidity in some parts of the country could lead to outside conditions that are literally unbearable to humans, who must maintain a skin temperature below 95°F in order to...
  • Will climate change affect stone crabs?

    06/23/2014 5:01:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 23, 2014 | Ken Kaye
    Could climate change mean fewer stone crabs in South Florida? Increasing carbon dioxide in the oceans has made it harder for the succulent sea creatures and potentially other shellfish to reproduce, according to Philip Gravinese, a marine biologist working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • May Was the Hottest in Recorded History

    06/23/2014 3:53:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    NBCnews ^ | June 23, 2014
    The globe just experienced the hottest May in recorded history, according to reports from multiple organizations. Ocean and land temperatures rose 0.74 degrees Celsius (1.33 degrees Fahrenheit) over the 20th Century average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That makes May 2014 the warmest May since the agency started tracking those figures in 1880. Both NASA and Japan Meteorological Agency came to the same conclusion — this was the warmest May ever recorded. Overall, this was the second warmest spring ever, trailing only the March-May period in 2010, according to the NOAA.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 21, 2014

    06/21/2014 3:10:16 PM PDT · by Excellence · 13 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | June 21, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe covers just about everything here. 1-10 day forecast, how well Weatherbell did last year in forecasting the winter, up to date info on the ENSO, and global ice. So it's all there.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 14, 2014

    06/14/2014 9:28:12 AM PDT · by Excellence · 6 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | June 14, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Heat wave mid-Atlantic, Central States cool/wet. "Super" El Nino contraindicated. Artic Sea ice extent for August above the mean.
  • Kim Jong Un Is Really Mad at His Weathermen

    06/12/2014 8:02:18 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 11 replies
    Newser ^ | June 12, 2014 | Arden Dier
    "The meteorological service needs to "provide accurate data for weather forecast and meteorological and climatic information required by various fields of national economy in good time," Kim said, though he appeared to place blame on outdated equipment and scientific method. The Washington Post notes, however, that the "strain on the faces of those being lectured is quite evident" per Rodong Sinmun's photos; CNN describes Kim as appearing "red-faced."
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 7, 2014

    06/07/2014 9:34:23 AM PDT · by Excellence · 22 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | June 7, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Artic ice, rainfall, the coming "Super Niño," and the NOAA adjustment of recorded temperature data. Texas is finally getting some rain.
  • World Bank on Understanding Climate Uncertainty

    06/06/2014 7:59:54 AM PDT · by Excellence · 5 replies
    Climate Etc. ^ | June 6, 2014 | Judith Curry
    "The World Bank has published a new report: Agreeing on Robust Decisions: New Process for Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty. This is an important report that lays out a new process to help decision makers better manage uncertainty and disagreement, particularly around climate change, by guiding them to the right decision making processes." Even the World Bank gets it; climate is just too varied to bank on.
  • Government in UK can't keep their global warming story straight

    06/03/2014 9:52:37 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 2, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Summers in Britain will be drier, oh wait, make that rainier. Well something bad is going to happen and you can bet it will be the fault of global warming, oh wait, make that climate change, uh…actually, make it climate disruption. For now, anyway. Stand by. Andrew Bolt, writing in Australia’s Herald-Sun, has great fun with the changing story from Britain’s official worrywarts:
  • Detroit ranked nation's safest city – from natural disasters

    06/03/2014 6:55:09 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 30 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | June 02, 2014 | Khalil AlHajal
    DETROIT, MI -- While the city has seen some significant improvement in crime statistics of late, it could be a while before Detroit sheds its reputation as one of the nation's most dangerous places. But in at least one national safety ranking, Detroit tops the list in a positive way. Based on six categories of weather statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an analysis by insurance shopping network Homeownersinsurance.com on Monday named the nation's top cities safest from natural disasters. Detroit was ranked No. 1, ahead of Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Denver and Boston. "Detroit came out way...
  • Obama Economy Continues to Under-Perform Expectations

    06/02/2014 10:09:28 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 May 2014 | John Semmens
    For the 21st consecutive quarter the US economy has failed to live up to the Obama Administration’s promised improvement. The revised GDP for the January-March period of 2014 showed a 1% decline. The vaunted recovery from the “Great Recession” remains elusive. Jason Furman, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, attributed the decline in GDP to “bad weather,” which he blamed on “GOP resistance to the President’s efforts to curb global climate change.” “In one sense, bad weather can just be bad luck,” Furman suggested. “The Soviet economy was hammered year-after-year by an incredible streak of bad weather from...
  • Obama warns of 'devastating' hurricanes from climate change

    06/01/2014 2:25:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/30/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    President Obama warned Friday that storms like Hurricane Sandy will become more frequent as climate change intensifies. While being briefed by emergency response officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters, Obama urged the public to prepare now for this year's hurricane season. "The changes we’re seeing in our climate means that, unfortunately, storms like Sandy could end up being more common and more devastating," Obama said. "And that’s why we’re also going to be doing more to deal with the dangers of carbon pollution that help to cause this climate change and global warming. And that’s why we’re...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 31, 2014

    05/31/2014 9:33:55 AM PDT · by Excellence · 15 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | May 31, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe talks about the "flip" of the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation from warm to cold, the increasing artic ice as a result, and what occurs during that transition. Also he covers droughts past and present.
  • Seattle surpasses 6-month rainfall record in just 4 months

    05/28/2014 1:00:11 PM PDT · by steve86 · 31 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 27-May-2014 | Paige Cornwell
    Seattle broke its record for rainfall from February through July last Sunday — with more than two months to spare, according to the National Weather Service. As of Sunday, 22.87 inches of rain had fallen at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport since Feb. 1, surpassing the record set in 1972 when 22.81 inches of rain fell from Feb. 1 to July 31, weather-service meteorologist Josh Smith said Tuesday. Fifteen inches is the average rainfall from February through July at the airport, which is where Seattle’s official weather data are recorded. “Basically, we are well ahead of normal rainfall for February to July,” Smith...