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  • Mount Washington experiences record-setting wind chill

    02/04/2023 9:50:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2023 | Mark Pratt
    The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast on Saturday brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the region, including a record-setting wind chill of –108°F (–78°C) on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Temperatures got so low that authorities in Massachusetts took the unusual step of keeping the South Station transit hub open overnight so homeless people had a safe place to sleep. Several cities in the Northeast set or tied record low temperatures for the date, while the high winds brought down a tree branch on a car in western Massachusetts killing an infant....
  • A climate scientist is evaluating America’s spy programs

    02/03/2023 10:22:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    E&E Climate Wire ^ | February 3, 2023 | By Scott Waldman
    President Joe Biden’s Intelligence Advisory Board now includes a top climate scientist. Biden recently announced the appointment of Kim Cobb, an earth sciences professor at Brown University and a lead author of the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, released in 2021, to the White House council that’s tasked with evaluating the effectiveness of the nation’s intelligence community. For years, climate science has been an important consideration for the U.S. intelligence community, a sprawling collection of at least 19 agencies including the Director of National Intelligence, the CIA and the Energy Department’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. “It’s...
  • Dangerous Arctic blast forecast to hit Northeast; some cities to see record-shattering cold

    02/03/2023 9:06:04 AM PST · by george76 · 96 replies
    National Post ^ | Feb 03, 2023 | Frank Mcgurty and Rich Mckay
    A powerful arctic blast swept into the U.S. Northeast on Friday, threatening to push temperatures to record lows in many spots, including New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, where the wind chill could drop to -110 degrees Fahrenheit ... ... Boston and Worcester, the two largest cities in New England, were among the school districts to close on Friday as administrators worried about the risk of hypothermia and frostbite as children waited for buses or walked to school. The bitter cold in the forecast forced a rare closing of a floating museum that presents a daily re-enactment of the 1773 Boston Tea...
  • Groundhog Day 2023: General Beauregard Lee makes his weather prediction

    02/02/2023 8:04:13 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/02/2023 | Digital Team
    Should you get ready to bundle up for more weeks or winter or be excited for an early spring? Georgia's famous groundhog General Beauregard "Beau" Lee has made his big weather forecast for 2023. Thursday morning, officials at the Dauset Trails Nature Center announced the groundhog did not see his shadow - meaning we're going to have an early spring. Lee's prediction contradicts his fellow groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, who announced that there would be six more weeks of winter.
  • EU aims to simplify tax credits to counteract US green subsidies

    02/01/2023 2:19:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 30 Jan 2023, 17:29 | Wester van Gaal
    The European Union is set to propose a plan to counteract the US $369 billion [€339 billion] Inflation Reduction Act on Wednesday (1 February), with looser state-aid rules for tax credits in green investments. The EU Commission has drafted plans to simplify and speed up companies’ access to tax credits in an effort to prevent companies from leaving the EU. Large wind and solar developers have criticized the EU funding regime for being too complicated and have pointed out that tax incentives in the US trigger automatically, making them more attractive. To address this, the commission has built a plan...
  • The Iceberg Cowboys Who Wrangle the Purest Water on Earth

    01/28/2023 11:58:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Nautilus ^ | January 27, 2023 | Matthew Birkhold
    The Iceberg Cowboys Who Wrangle the Purest Water on Earth My journey to meet the people herding frozen leviathans on the maritime frontier.For most of the year, Iceberg Alley is gray and cold. The largest city on its shores, St. John’s, is known as “Canada’s Weather Champion.” Among major Canadian cities, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador is the snowiest, windiest, wettest, and cloudiest, enjoying fewer than 1,500 hours of sunshine each year. Seattle, for comparison, gets 2,200 hours of sun annually. St. John’s is so overcast, the difference between it and Seattle is greater than that between Seattle and...
  • Weather: Wind chills could dip to -15, northern mountains may get several feet of snow. ( Colorado )

    01/27/2023 1:38:12 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Fort Morgan Times ^ | January 27, 2023 | JACOB FACTOR
    Northern mountains could get up to 30 inches of snow in some areas Friday through Saturday.. Coloradans are in for some serious winter weather this weekend and early next week. Some areas of the northern mountains could get up to 30 inches of snow by Saturday, and Denver and the plains could see wind chills of -20 degrees Sunday through Tuesday. Starting Friday afternoon, snow will intensify over the Park Range, including Rabbit Ears Pass, and portions of the northern Front Range mountains like Medicine Bow and Rocky Mountain National Park. Snowfall rates could be as high as three inches...
  • Can Elephants Save the Planet? These Majestic Animals Are Key to Capturing Atmospheric Carbon (only 7.98 years left)

    01/27/2023 6:20:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Sci Tech Daily ^ | 1/27/23 | Saint Louis University
    In findings published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Saint Louis University researchers and colleagues report that elephants play a key role in creating forests that store more atmospheric carbon and maintaining the biodiversity of forests in Africa. If the already critically endangered elephants become extinct, the rainforest of central and west Africa, the second largest rainforest on earth, would lose between six and nine percent of its ability to capture atmospheric carbon, amplifying planetary warming. **SNIP** Within the forest, some trees have light wood (low carbon density trees) while others make heavy wood (high carbon density...
  • Climate modelers add ocean biogeochemistry and fisheries to forecasts of future upwelling

    01/27/2023 5:29:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies ^ | January 27, 2023 | by University of Texas at Austin
    A new project led by researchers at Texas A&M University is seeking to understand how changes to the climate and oceans will impact fisheries in the U.S. and around the world. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project aims to develop medium to long-term fishery forecasts, driven by some of the highest-resolution coupled climate forecasts ever run. The TAMU team, led by oceanographer Piers Chapman, includes computational climate modelers, marine biogeochemical modelers, fishery modelers, decision support system experts, and risk communications scholars from academia, federal agencies, and industry. They use the Frontera supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing...
  • Huge wind turbines – taller than the Statue of Liberty -- are toppling over in a ‘rash’ of incidents

    01/23/2023 9:13:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2023 | Thomas Lifson
    Bloomberg Business Week, no foe of green energy, headlines: Wind Turbines Taller Than the Statue of Liberty Are Falling Over.” The article beneath the headline reports on a variety of alarming disasters involving wind turbines, including collapses of very tall sructures.On a calm, sunny day last June, Mike Willey was feeding his cattle when he got a call from the local sheriff’s dispatcher. A motorist had reported that one of the huge turbines at a nearby wind farm had collapsed in dramatic fashion. Willey, chief of the volunteer fire department in Ames, 90 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, set out...
  • My questions and Chat GPT's Answers on "Climate Change"

    01/22/2023 11:45:28 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 21 replies
    me and chat gpt
    Can you prove that CO2 can hold enough heat to change the temperature of the atmosphere? Yes, scientists have been able to prove that CO2 can indeed hold enough heat to change the temperature of the atmosphere. The phenomenon is known as the “greenhouse effect” and occurs when certain gases in the atmosphere (such as CO2) trap heat from the sun’s rays. This in turn warms the Earth's surface and the atmosphere around it. Scientists have found that increasing levels of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have caused the EWarth’s temperature to rise. This is known as...
  • TV Station Execs and Their Idiotic Decisions

    01/21/2023 1:20:06 AM PST · by E.G.C. · 54 replies
    1-21-23 | Freeper E.G.C.
    How many of you out there have heard of a company called Nexstar?Well, if you haven't heard of the company then read on because I have a story to tell you about this company and our dealings with them here in our neck of the woods.(Southern Oklahoma)Nexstar Media Group is a TV outfit that is based out of Irving Texas. It currently owns over 200 TV stations all across the country.One of those stations is KFOR-TV, Oklahoma's News 4, Oklahoma City. This station first signed on in 1949 as WKY-TV, Oklahoma's very first TV station and was originally owned by...
  • Police: 72-year-old woman dies, 2 others injured after Denny’s sign falls on car

    01/20/2023 5:26:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    KOLD-TV13 ^ | Jan. 19, 2023 at 8:16 PM CST | By Dustin Vogt and Jordan Gartner
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WAVE/Gray News) - Authorities in Kentucky say a woman has died and two others injured after a restaurant sign fell on their car. According to the Elizabethtown Police Department, a Denny’s restaurant sign hit a car that was occupied by three people in a parking lot Thursday afternoon. Witnesses told WAVE that the wind appeared to knock the sign from its post before it struck the vehicle. Authorities said three adults were inside the car when the sign fell, including a 72-year-old woman. She was taken to the hospital but later died. “I’ve never seen anything like this,”...
  • Dog swept away in a storm drain rescued by firefighters

    01/20/2023 4:10:46 AM PST · by blueplum · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 19 Jan 2023 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    A one-year-old dog swept away in California floodwaters was rescued and returned to his owner thanks to firefighters – and technology. Seamus, an Australian shepherd, was on a walk with his owner in San Bernardino and broke away Monday, the fire department said in a news release. His owner tried to catch him, but Seamus went into a storm drain and began to float away.... ...An employee at an RV facility stopped a fire crew, saying they heard a dog barking and then saw one floating down a channel....
  • California storms not linked to global warming, some scientists say

    01/20/2023 2:36:27 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Fox ^ | 19 Jan 2023 | Bradford Betz |
    California is reeling from a devastating series of powerful winter storms that pummeled the state, killing at least 21 people, and crumbled hillsides and damaged thousands of homes. Many media figures and officials were quick to blame global warming as the culprit... Some experts are saying the recent storms weren’t necessarily the result of global warming. The Los Angeles Times interviewed multiple climate researchers who suggested that the recent storms had more to do with the state’s well-documented historic drought-to-deluge cycles... California’s official climatologist, Mike Anderson, meanwhile, told The Times that "each of the recent atmospheric rivers were within the...
  • No, the Antarctic's ice is not melting as fast as predicted : No matter how many predictions on climate change are 100% wrong, the talking points and destructive policies remain the same

    01/18/2023 10:45:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/18/2023 | Jack Hellner
    Greenie leftists for years have been saying the Antarctic is melting. Well, based on this latest news from AFP, the Antarctic ice is not melting as fast as predicted. Runaway W. Antarctic ice sheet collapse not 'inevitable': studyBoth the North and South pole regions have warmed by roughly three degrees Celsius compared to late 19th-century levels, nearly three times the global average.The global temperature has risen less than two degrees Fahrenheit in the last 150 years. There is no scientific data that show that this small rise is caused by:An exponential rise in coal and oil use. An exponential rise...
  • Motorists urged to take care amid icy road conditions [Ireland]

    01/18/2023 1:17:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2023 08:28
    Road users are being urged to take care following overnight snowfalls in many areas, with low temperatures leading to icy conditions. Met Éireann meteorologist Gerry Murphy said any showers this morning could be of sleet and snow, although as the day goes on showers will be predominantly of rain and sleet. Two Status Yellow warnings for snow and ice remain in place for 22 counties until 9 am. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr. Murphy said it will be quite cold again tonight and temperatures will drop down as low as –4°C in places, with rain and sleet developing in...
  • EU outlines plan for clean tech future boosted by subsidies

    01/17/2023 2:29:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 17, 2023 | Raf Casert
    The European Union pushed forward on Tuesday with a major clean tech industrial plan which not only should keep the continent in the vanguard of plotting a greener future but also guarantee its economic survival as it faces challenges from China and the United States. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented the outlines for her “Green Deal Industrial Plan” that will make it much easier to push through subsidies for green industries and pool EU-wide projects that are boosted with major funding as the EU pursues the goal of being climate neutral by 2050. “We know that we...
  • California reservoirs rise after weeks of storms drench the state: See how much

    01/16/2023 11:08:14 PM PST · by blueplum · 30 replies
    KRON Channel 4 News ^ | 15 Jan 2023 | Tori Gaines
    (KRON) — After weeks of atmospheric rivers, bomb cyclones and Pineapple Express moisture, California reservoir levels have seen a steep rise. On Sunday, the National Weather Service shared an infographic from the Department of Water Resources, which laid out just how much California’s reservoirs have filled after weeks of heavy rain. While none of the major reservoirs are at capacity – in fact, many are still less than half full – many are at or above their historical average for this point in the rainy season. Oroville, for example, is at 54% capacity, but 99% of where it usually is...
  • Corralitos Community Uses Zip Line to Access Their Homes Following Storms

    01/16/2023 3:01:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KSBW ^ | Jan 16, 2023 | Caitlin Conrad
    A zip line has become a lifeline for a Corralitos community after their access bridge was washed away in storm waters this winter. Darrell Hardy set up the line New Year's weekend when he thought the bridge connecting his community to the main road might go out. "KSBW was talking about all the weather that was coming in and I went, 'ho ho that bridge is not looking good,' so I went ahead and set up the zip line," said Hardy. The Corralitos man said he's happy he did by the second weekend in January, the bridge crossing Corralitos Creek...