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  • North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un 'Controls the Nature,' State-Run Newspaper Claims

    12/12/2017 12:15:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 11, 2017 | Monica Sanchez
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is so powerful that he can control nature, the country’s government-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun claims. In an article detailing Kim Jong Un’s recent visit to Mt. Paektu over the weekend, the newspaper claims that he stopped a blizzard and brought about “fine weather” as he “ascended” hiking "through thick snow" to the 9,000-foot peak of the mountain. “When Kim Jong Un ascended to the top of it, going through thick snow, it showed fine weather unprecedented in the blizzard of December winter, exposing its majestic figure,” the newspaper reads. The newspaper calls Kim Jong...
  • Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe

    12/11/2017 8:44:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 Dec 2017
    High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with international diplomacy. It was the second day running of nasty weather across the continent, with Britain still digging out from its deepest snowfall in four years. The snowed-over runways in Brussels on Monday provoked about 90 flight cancellations and some 100 delays, including for the plane carrying Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back home. He tweeted a video from his plane that opened with a shot of the white tarmac at the close of his European visit marked...
  • SNOW-MAGEDDON! Britain is paralysed [trunc.]

    12/11/2017 2:13:18 AM PST · by jjotto · 47 replies
    [UK] Daily Mail ^ | 11 December 2017 | Mark Duell and Martin Robinson
    SNOW-MAGEDDON! Britain paralysed with 50,000 BA passengers stranded, hundreds of schools shut and dangerous icy roads on 'Black Monday' - after lows of -12.2C overnight with WORSE still to come. 'Black Monday' with more snow due and swathes of ice on the roads as temperatures dropped to -8C, Schools across the UK have been shut today after the country was hit by a so-called 'snowbomb' yesterday. Thousands of homes were left without power and Brits faced travel chaos as trains and flights were cancelled. In particular, Birmingham will grind to a halt on Monday after all of its schools will...
  • Snowmen in Alabama? Sledding in Mississippi? From Texas to Georgia, snow blankets the South

    12/09/2017 6:23:36 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 80 replies
    MSN Web site ^ | 9 Dec 2017 | Jenny Jarvie and Jaweed Kaleem
    ATLANTA. Snow blanketed a vast swath of the Deep South on Friday, triggering a flurry of winter weather warnings that closed businesses and schools, canceled hundreds of flights and caused traffic gridlock. It also unleashed a flurry of snowman construction and sledding in places more accustomed to sunshine than snow. The storm dropped a rare coating of snow as far south as Brownsville, Texas - near the border of Mexico - up through southern Louisiana and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the southern Appalachians. "This is an unusual event - to see snow falling this early in the season...
  • Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change

    11/20/2017 10:37:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 20, 2017 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    The latest climate change survey from Yale and George Mason Universities is out, and it shows that Americans are still poorly-informed about the causes of global warming. Only 54% understand that it’s mostly human-caused, while 33% incorrectly believe global warming is due mainly to natural factors. In fact, a new study published in Nature Scientific Reports developed a real-time global warming index. It shows that humans are responsible for 1°C global surface warming over the past 150 years – approximately 100% of the warming we’ve observed. While 78% realize that humans could potentially slow global warming, only 5% of Americans...
  • Will we be ‘wiped out?’ How climate change is affecting California

    11/13/2017 10:21:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 13, 2017 | By Christopher Cadelago
    California could one day be uninhabitable. Fire. Heat. Floods. Infestation. Disease. Suffering. Scientists have for years warned about the ravaging consequences of a warming planet. Decamping for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention on Climate Change, California academics and political leaders were mulling how to better deploy the distressing projections to give unwary citizens a better understanding of what’s at stake and compel them to see the wisdom of embracing sustainability. “This is bad stuff. It doesn’t get any worse,” Gov. Jerry Brown lamented to scientists, religious and political leaders in Europe ahead...
  • She's Back! La Niña Is Here For The Second Consecutive Year

    11/12/2017 11:07:46 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Capitol Zero ^ | 11-12-2017
    For the second consecutive time in two years, La Niña (translated from Spanish as “little girl”) is back and she means business. New data from Climate.gov indicates La Niña conditions have formed just in time for winter weather in the Northern Hemisphere. On Thursday, the Climate Prediction Center confirmed La Niña after analyzing October ocean temperatures cooling along the equatorial eastern and central Pacific Ocean. La Niña is often declared when sea surface temperatures in the region (just stated) decline by 0.5 degrees Celsius(snip)(Lots of nice charts and graphs at the site.)
  • Boston is experiencing record-breaking cold temperatures

    11/11/2017 8:54:41 AM PST · by ex91B10 · 44 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 11/11/2017 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Boston broke a 116-year-old record Saturday morning when the temperature dropped to 23 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Interstate 70 closures at exit 205 in Silverthorne a ‘highly dangerous ballet’

    11/05/2017 1:11:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Vail Daily ^ | November 1, 2017 | Ben Trollinger
    In the winter, when Interstate 70 shuts down at exit 205 due to car crashes or a deluge of snow, Silverthorne police chief John Minor gives his officers the same piece of advice: “You better have your head on a swivel and your head in the game, because it’s about to get a little sporty.” For the officers and state patrollers who ride herd over the chaotic cattle drive of cars and semis during an interstate evacuation, being on high alert means the difference between life and death. “If you’re actually on the interstate staffing that closure just before the...
  • SAD! TRUMP COULD MAKE YOUR COLD WEATHER DEPRESSION WORSE THIS YEAR

    10/24/2017 3:41:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 23, 2017 | Kate Sheridan
    Often feel down in the cooler months? If the political climate is already stressing you out, your seasonal bout of depression could be worse this year.   As temperatures drop, so does the amount of daylight. Until March 20, there will be more hours of darkness than light in a day for people living in the Northern Hemisphere. That lack of light is often associated with seasonal affective disorder, but stress also influences the onset and progression of SAD, Dr. Norman Rosenthal tells Newsweek. In the 1980s, Rosenthal was the first to describe the syndrome.   “Light is very important, but so is stress,”...
  • Massive Heatwave to Hit California on Monday October 23, 2017

    10/22/2017 7:10:50 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 20, 2017 | Frankie McDowell
    Important information for those in California. Video Here.
  • Confronting climate change in Trump country

    10/16/2017 1:27:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 16, 2017 | By Claire Galofaro
    ... Jefferson County, Texas, is among the low-lying coastal areas of America that could lose the most as the ice caps melt and the seas warm and rise. At the same time, it is more economically dependent on the petroleum industry and its emissions-spewing refineries than any other place in the U.S. Residents seemed to choose between the two last November, abandoning a four-decade-old pattern of voting Democratic in presidential elections to support Donald Trump. Then came Hurricane Harvey. Now some conservatives here are newly confronting some of the most polarizing questions in American political discourse: What role do humans...
  • Florida lost more than $45 million after tolls suspended during Hurricane Irma.

    10/10/2017 12:32:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Orlando Weekly ^ | September 23, 2017 | Jim Turner, the News Service of Florida
    More than $45 million in revenue is believed to have been lost when the state suspended highway toll collections to help speed evacuations and relief efforts for Hurricane Irma, Florida's Turnpike system estimates. However, the estimated $3 million-a-day impact is not expected to hinder operations of the system or ongoing work programs, “as impacts such as toll suspensions due to a hurricane are taken into consideration during the annual budgeting process,” turnpike spokesman Chad Huff said in an email Friday. Funding 404 full-time positions, the turnpike system is budgeted at $1.57 billion for the current fiscal year, which began July...
  • Sam Houston Tollway fully reopens after Harvey flooding, damage

    10/09/2017 11:00:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    KHOU ^ | September 11, 2017 | KHOU.com staff
    HOUSTON -- Good news for drivers heading into Monday morning: Sam Houston Tollway's main lanes are now fully open in both directions. That means tens of thousands of commuters can now get back to their regular routes. But with the good news comes some bad news: Harris County Tolls will start up again Tuesday at 4 a.m. on all toll roads except for the section of Sam Houston Tollway between Highway 59 and Highway 290. Tolls will be waived because some feeder roads are still closed. Fort Bend County Tolls resume Monday. The toll way opening is a few days...
  • Is 2017 Really the First Year since 1850 with Two Category-4 U.S. Landfall Hurricanes?

    10/06/2017 1:34:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Calvin Beisner
    Keeping up the (false) drumbeat that manmade global warming is causing more frequent and stronger hurricanes, lots of media outlets, following the spectacular Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, have proclaimed 2017 the first time in the 166 years of records in which two Category-4 hurricanes made landfall on the mainland United States in the same year.Among them were USA Today, PBS, Forbes, Fortune, Slate, The Daily Beast, Business Insider, New York Magazine, Townhall.com, and even Scientific American.  Like them, Weather.com reported on September 10:Harvey and Irma both made a U.S. landfall as Category 4 hurricanes.Two Atlantic hurricanes of this intensity have never...
  • Tropical Storm Nate Likely To Form From System In Caribbean (Florida Panhandle?)

    10/04/2017 11:27:37 AM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-4-2017 | Travis Fedschun
    After a brief pause in tropical activity, another system formed Wednesday in the Caribbean and will likely become Tropical Storm Nate, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Depression 16 is located about 210 miles south-southeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the border of Nicaragua and Honduras, the weather service said in its 11 a.m. ET advisory. The system has sustained winds of about 35 mph, moving northwest at 7 mph, and "is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight." Meteorologist Adam Klotz has more Video NOAA predicts most active hurricane season since 2010 "On the...
  • NEW DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA

    10/04/2017 10:28:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.nhc.noaa.gov/ ^ | 10-04-2017 | Staff
  • Scientists 'able to CONTROL the weather using LASERS'

    09/28/2017 11:30:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | UPDATED: 14:43, Thu, Sep 28, 2017 | By Sean Martin
    SCIENTISTS have discovered a bizarre way to potentially control the weather using laser beams and could potentially beat the threat of droughts, it has been revealed. A six year drought in California was finally declared over this year but the threat for the south-western state as well as other locations in the world remains the same. But scientists may now be able to induce rain and lightning storms using high energy lasers in a breakthrough that could potentially eradicate droughts throughout the globe. The possibility of condensation, lightning and storms are ever present in the clouds and are containED through...
  • The 'slowdown' in global warming is OVER

    09/18/2017 11:23:57 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 56 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 18 September 2017 | By Phoebe Weston For Mailonline
    The 'slowdown' in global warming is over, the Met Office has said. While the world remained at near-record levels of warmth in the early 2000s, analysis of rolling 15-year trends shows that the rate of warming slowed between 1999 and 2014, the experts confirmed. But a change in the natural pattern of warm and cool phases in Pacific Ocean surface temperatures, which have an impact on global temperatures, has brought the slowdown to an end.
  • Hurricane Maria Live Thread

    09/16/2017 5:47:46 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 778 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 9/16/2017 | NHC/NOAA
    Hurricane Jose has been hanging around, waiting for attention in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Newcomer Maria threatens to impact the Caribbean Islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma, and brushed by Jose. Hurricane Jose threatens to brush or impact New England. Lee appears to be a fish storm at this time. Mash images for larger or more info! All info updates automatically Jose Maria > > Public Advisories Public Advisories Forecast Discussions Forecast Discussions