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Feb 17 09:28

Scalia’s death means Obama’s Clean Power Plan is more likely to succeed

For the first time in U.S. history, the Supreme Court stepped in to stay a regulation that was still being reviewed by a lower court.

A further development I didn’t foresee was that, only four days after the issuance of the unprecedented stay, the makeup of the high court would change, abruptly.

And then that happened, too.

The impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death will reverberate across the legal landscape, and we can’t yet grasp its full consequences. But one is already clear: The most important environmental initiative of the Obama presidency is now much more likely to succeed.

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"Nobody gets in the way of my Carbon Tax, NOBODY!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 16 17:39

Poll: 79% Suspect “Foul Play” in Death of Antonin Scalia

A poll conducted by the Conservative Outfitters website finds that 79% of its readers suspect “foul play” was involved in the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Over 40,000 people voted in the poll, with nearly eight out of ten thinking there may be a cover-up.

Feb 16 12:26

Presidents Day snowstorm blankets region, making flying, driving difficult

The Presidents Day holiday is keeping many people off the roads on Monday. But the wet snow that has been falling all day isn't making it easy for those who are driving or flying.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is reporting some delays and cancellations but the majority of flights are listed on time. BWI officials are advising travelers to check in with their airlines before heading to the airport.

Feb 16 10:13

Extreme cold freezes 60 percent of lake Erie, most of Niagara Falls

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Feb 15 13:54

Get Chilly: Record Low Temperatures Rock the New England Area

Though snow has not been the focus this Valentine’s Day, Boston broke its record for the coldest Feb. 14 with temperatures of minus 9 degrees Fahrenheit at 7:31 a.m., and a windchill of minus 36 degrees, according to The Boston Globe. In some areas of the state, the weather dropped to minus 40 degrees or below.

The National Weather Service released instructions and safety protocols to maintain safety in the cold weather, noting that such temperatures can bring about frostbite within 10 minutes of exposure. It suggests that people dress in multiple light layers, and breathe through scarves when outside.

Similarly, Boston College Emergency Management has posted on its Facebook page to remind students to dress for the weather and the dangers of frostbite and hypothermia. The organization posted infographics educating and warning students about wind chill conditions.

Feb 15 10:40

150,000 penguins die after iceberg smashes into their breeding grounds in Antarctica amid fears entire colony could be wiped out

Some 150,000 penguins have died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, a study has revealed.

The B09B iceberg, measuring 38.6 square miles, grounded in Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica in December 2010.

The Adelie penguin population at the bay's Cape Denison was measured to be about 160,000 in February 2011 but by December 2013 it had plunged to an estimated 10,000, they said.

The iceberg's grounding meant the penguins had to walk more than 37 miles to find food, impeding their breeding attempts, the researchers wrote in the Antarctic Science journal.

Feb 15 09:14

Upstate New York mountain reaches minus 114 wind chill at its summit

While New York City had its coldest start to Valentine’s Day in 100 years on Sunday, it would seem balmy compared with the wicked wind chill at upstate Whiteface Mountain.

As temperatures dropped across the Northeast from the blast of a polar vortex, the wind chill at Whiteface, near Lake Placid, made it feel like a body- and mind-numbing minus 114 degrees late Saturday and into Sunday. Central Park could only muster a minus 1 degree.

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Feb 15 08:51

Notes on the Topic of Global Warming

Although it is important to have at least some knowledge of this topic for the IELTS test because it is a commonly used topic, it does not matter what you believe to be true – you can still get a good score in the test no matter what you believe. I have gone into some detail on this topic simply because I personally feel strongly about it.

IELTS students should understand that the English in these three pages of notes is at quite an advanced level. If you don't understand the English very well, use a translation service such as http://translate.google.cn/?hl=en#en|zh-CN| to help you read these pages. (Google translate does not give a perfect translation but it will help you.)

Be warned: A large number of the IELTS examiners would probably be strong believers in the theory of man-made climate change, some of them believing it with an almost religious passion.

Feb 15 08:05

Cold records tumble on both sides of the Atlantic this weekend as the polar vortex blasts the Northeast of the US with coldest air in a decade

Records tumbled along the Northeast coast of the US at the weekend with New York with temperatures as low as -1 F (-18 C) on Sunday recording the lowest Valentine day temperature ever.

From New York and Boston to Providence, Rhode Island, and Hartford, Connecticut, temperatures on Sunday morning dipped to as low as minus 40 -(minus 40 C) on Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

Boston reached minus 9 (minus 23C), breaking the record set in 1934 by 6 degrees.
It reached minus 16 (-27C) in Worcester, Massachusetts, breaking the 1979 record of 11 below zero. Providence hit minus 9 and Hartford minus 12, also breaking records from 1979.

In Montpelier, Vermont, the overnight temperature hit minus 19, tying a record set in 2003. And South Lincoln, Vermont, recorded 27 (-33 C) below zero reports AP

Feb 14 16:57

Polar Vortex to Bring 'Coldest Air for More Than a Decade' to Northeast

Millions of Americans across the Northeast should brace for what could be the coldest temperatures in over a decade this Valentine's Day weekend, forecasters warned Friday.

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Feb 14 16:56

Polar vortex to blast Northeast with coldest air in a decade: 'It’s going to be like walking into a freezer'

Forget the flowers and chocolates; think about getting your sweetheart a pair of gloves and a blanket this Valentine’s Day.

Mother Nature will give lovebirds good reason to keep each other warm during the romantic holiday Sunday as a dangerous polar vortex will make it too cold to go outside.

The arctic-like air will blast the Northeast with “the coldest air in more than a decade” and bring life-threatening wind chills to the city, forecasters warned.

The mercury will begin to dip Saturday, but the coldest air will arrive Sunday — possibly plunging the city into a deep freeze with sub-zero temperatures.

Temperatures haven’t sunk below zero in the Big Apple since Jan. 27, 1994.

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Feb 14 16:52

Polar Vortex to Bring 'Coldest Air for More Than a Decade' to Northeast

Forget the Valentine's Day roses if you're stuck in the Northeast this weekend — give your sweetie a sweater instead. They'll need it.

A "life threatening" icy blast is expected to put a big chill on the romance for millions of Americans with the coldest temperatures to hit the region in over a decade, forecasters warned Friday.

Feb 14 16:52

Valentine's Day Arctic Outbreak Brings Coldest Temperatures in Decades to Boston, New York City

Record Cold Recap: Temperatures Not Seen in Decades

Actual lows Sunday morning and how long since it's been that cold in each city.
Boston fell to minus 9 degrees Sunday morning, making it the coldest temperature recorded in the city since Jan. 15, 1957, or nearly 60 years. Boston also crushed its Valentine's Day record low of minus 3 degrees set in 1934, and set a daily record low for Feb. 13 (minus 4 degrees) just before midnight on Saturday. The wind chill had fallen as low as minus 36 degrees Sunday morning.

In New York City, the low temperature dipped to a daily record low of 1 degree below zero Sunday morning. This is the coldest reading at Central Park since Jan. 19, 1994, or more than two decades.

Feb 14 15:13

What Scalia’s Death Means For Climate Change

“If the late Justice Scalia is replaced by an Obama appointee this year, or a Clinton or Sanders appointee after January 20th, the implications will be profound,” Stavins said. “An obvious example is the litigation regarding the Clean Power Plan.”

It won’t be clear for many years yet what effect the Paris Agreement will have on global warming.

But Scalia’s passing means the pact seems safer now than was the case just several days ago.

Feb 14 05:24

Pennsylvania pileup kills 3, involves over 50 vehicles

Collisions send more than 40 to hospitals, appear related to snow squalls
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Trooper Adam Reed said investigators believe that "passing snow squalls played a role in causing the crash."

Feb 13 19:07

Are All US Presidents Related? – Questions For Corbett

fingers in ears: 'la,la,la, I'm nit listening to your conspiracy theories!'

trying to use math to believe the official stories over conspiracy theories

Feb 13 18:24

Temperatures fall into 20s, 30s below zero in Northland

Temperatures dropped into the 30s below zero in parts of the Northland on Saturday morning, but a warmup is on the horizon.

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Gosh DARN that human-caused global warming!

Feb 13 12:11

BEX ALERT - Canada: Spring of 2016 may rank in top 10 warmest on record

Spring of 2016 may rank in the top 10 warmest on record for Canada as a whole.

The season will get off to an early start across a large portion of the country, as El Nino continues to exert its influence.

El Nino is defined by above-normal ocean water temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific, near the equator. In Canada, this can result in warmer-than-usual springtime weather.

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Meanwhile, in the REAL world...

Arctic blast descends on Central, Eastern Canada

Extreme cold is affecting Central Canada and parts of Eastern Canada, with temperatures feeling like -30 to -45 C with the wind chill.

Feb 13 10:16

Bundle up Northeast: Record lows expected this weekend

An Arctic surge will bring bitter cold air to the Northeast this weekend, with record low temperatures expected.

More than a dozen states are under wind chill advisories or warnings, according to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen. The wind chill in parts of New England is expected to be 40 F to 50 F below zero, he said.

Feb 13 07:53

Extreme cold warning in effect for Montreal area

Mother Nature has chosen mid-February as a good time to kick off winter, and Environment Canada is responding with an extreme-cold warning.

Feb 13 07:53

Unbearably cold temps elevate health risks for the Prairies The Weather Network Duration: 00:40 22 hrs agoSHARE

Feb 13 04:42

Massachusetts Weather Forecast: Near-Record Cold Could Freeze Valentine's Plans

BOSTON, MA - Scrap the flowers, chocolates, movie tickets, and restaurant reservations. Get your Valentine a North Face jacket and call it a day.

Arctic air is heading toward Massachusetts, dropping temperatures to near-record lows and turning the Hub into an icebox for Valentine’s Day weekend.

(* http://www.ebay.com/itm/WOMENS-SIZE-LARGE-THE-NORTH-FACE-BLACK-FLEECE-... )

Feb 12 13:53

New York City officials decide it's too cold for ice fest

It’s too cold in New York City for the annual Central Park Ice Festival.

The Central Park Conservancy says Saturday’s event has been canceled.

The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the teens on Saturday for New York. But wind chills could drop to between zero and minus-10, and wind gusts could reach around 44 mph.

The free event was to feature ice-carving artists and music.

Last month, Central Park’s free winter sports day called Winter Jam was canceled due to a major snowstorm.

Feb 12 13:10

The Clinton Climate Obsession – Minus The Environmentalism

Hillary Clinton’s says she plans to fight so-called climate change as President - but for her actual plans, we need only look to the periphery and the past.

Feb 12 09:01

Global warming may become taught under the rubric of Faith

First nationwide survey of climate change education

February 11, 2016

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A composite image of the Western hemisphere of the Earth. Credit: NASA

How is climate change being taught in American schools? Is it being taught at all? And how are teachers addressing climate change denial in their classrooms, schools, and school districts?

Until today's release of NCSE's comprehensive nationwide survey, no one knew. The survey, conducted in concert with the respected nonpartisan Penn State University Survey Research Center, grilled over 1500 middle and high school science teachers. The results may floor you.

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Feb 11 20:14

Penguin colony faces annihilation as huge iceberg blocks sea

A colony of Adélie penguins faces extinction after a colossal iceberg collided with their home - preventing them from feeding in the sea.

The iceberg, called B09B, which is the size of a small country and hit the area of Commonwealth Bay they inhabit in the Antarctic in 2011.

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The study noted: "A colony on the east cost of the on the eastern fringe of Commonwealth Bay, just 8km, from the fast ice edge was thriving, indicating the arrival of B09B and fast ice expansion."

The team observed the effects of the iceberg and found it had caused sea ice to expand by up to 60 kilometers, meaning the penguin colony now have to travel almost 120 kilometers to get to the ice edge to feed in the sea.

Feb 11 14:51

The Uzbek Kyzylkum desert covered with snow

In the Kyzylkum desert in Central Uzbekistan dropped large amounts of snow (on Thursday, February 11, the press service of the state Committee of Uzbekistan for nature protection). "Subzero temperature in these days were established in many regions of the Republic. For most areas of heavy rainfall are commonplace, but for one of the hottest places in the country — Kyzylkum desert — this amount of snow is rarely observed phenomenon", — stated in the message Department. This week in Uzbekistan for the first time this winter came the cold and the snow fell. In the coming days across the country at night will keep freezing to minus 5-8 degrees (Celsius), the temperature on average will rise to a mark plus of 2-6 degrees.

Feb 11 13:39

Polar vortex will send Michigan temps below zero

The polar vortex is making a move toward Michigan this weekend. Its move south will send Michigan's temperatures below zero this Valentine's Day weekend. Fortunately this won't be a direct hit of the polar vortex, but rather a glancing blow.

The graphics above walk you through just how cold it will be, and show wind chills well below zero.

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Gosh DARN that human-caused global warming! :)

Feb 11 08:24

Major Snowstorm to Hit Nova Scotia on Saturday

Feb 10 20:23

Climate change to slow transatlantic flights, study suggests

Researchers say global warming is likely to speed up jet stream winds - adding thousands of hours a year to journey times

Feb 10 11:04

German Authorities Open Investigation Into Wind Energy Corruption …”In Part A Criminal Business”…Only A Few Profit

A few days ago the German language NWZ mobil here reported on a heated wind park controversy that is boiling over in northwest Germany, writing that “state attorneys are now opening investigations on the profiteers of big money wind energy and how planned wind parks are dividing communities“.

Feb 10 10:14

US Supreme Court Halts Obama Administration's Carbon Emissions Plan

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at curbing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

The decision is a major blow to President Barack Obama's strategy to combat climate change.

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Feb 10 08:29

Local woman helps save hikers on Mount Baldy

Lisa called 911 and was told by the dispatcher that help was on the way. Two hours later, they were still waiting on the side of the steep hillside. So, she called for help several more times.
"Three times I'm told they've already picked you up," said Woll. "So, I spent another 15 minutes, 20 minutes convincing them, 'No, we're still on the side of the mountain.' Then they finally got our coordinates and they still didn't come.

Feb 09 13:08

Wintry chill to hang around through Friday

Depending on how you look at it, Southwest Florida is either on a weather winning streak — or losing streak.

After a cold front swept through on Saturday afternoon and brought a windy chill over the weekend, a second cold snap is set to move in on Tuesday and bring cooler temperatures through the end of the week.

Feb 09 13:08

Brief but Heavy Snow, then Arctic Air for the Weekend!

After a few morning snow showers or flurries, the afternoon will feature primarily dry weather with a mostly cloudy sky. Yes, at times we may see some sunshine, but it will be fairly short lived. Temperature-wise, we'll see the mercury top out around or just above the 30 degree mark. Furthermore, it won't be as windy as yesterday.

Feb 09 13:08

Valentine's Day Weekend Arctic Outbreak to Bring Coldest Air of the Season to Northeast, Subzero Cold to Midwest

The coldest air of the season is poised to plunge into the Northeast this coming Valentine's Day weekend. This Arctic blast will also bring subzero cold to parts of the Midwest and reinforce the cold in the Southeast.

Feb 09 13:07

NEW ENGLAND CLEANS UP; SNOW FALLS ON THE MID-ATLANTIC

A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod fell short of forecast snowfall totals and spared the Northeast the widespread power outages that had been predicted.

Snowflakes were still flying Tuesday as New England residents continue mopping up from Monday's storm, although little additional accumulation was expected.

Feb 09 13:06

Great timing as gentle sunshine follows 1-day record snow

Fred Leach, of East Falmouth, Mass., removes snow from a walkway near boats in winter storage at Green Pond Marina, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in East Falmouth. A massive winter storm buried much of the U.S. East Coast in a foot or more of snow Saturday.

Feb 08 14:07

Nashua city clerk expects 65 percent voter turnout for primary

NASHUA — About 33,000 Gate City residents are expected to hit the polls Tuesday for New Hampshire’sd the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, with an estimated 2,000 people registering as new voters, the city clerk estimates.

“We are looking at a 65 percent turnout, but it is hard so say. Of course, it depends on the snow,” City Clerk Patricia Piecuch said.

Feb 08 13:52

Snow begins to set in across state (*NH); up to 8 inches possible

Storm will span into Primary Tuesday
UPDATED 3:24 PM EST Feb 08, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. —A nor'easter began bringing snow to New Hampshire on Monday afternoon. Up to 8 inches of snow is possible in some southeastern areas.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for most of the Granite State, while a winter storm warning has been activated for coastal Rockingham County.

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Feb 07 15:55

Winter Storm Warning in Massachusetts

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 4 AM Monday to 7 AM EST Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

Locations: The Greater Boston Area, North Shore, westward to Worcester and south into Northeast Connecticut, all of Rhode Island and adjacent Eastern Massachusetts. This includes the cities and towns of Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence. Gloucester, Foxboro, Norwood, Cambridge, Quincy. Taunton, Fall River, New Bedford, Foster, Smithfield. Providence, Warwick, Bristol and Newport.
Hazard types: Heavy snow.
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Winds: north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times.

Feb 06 14:04

First Ever Recorded Snow in Kuwait & Saudi Arabia

Feb 06 09:07

Paris climate deal could 'displace millions of forest dwellers'

The Paris climate agreement could make millions of forest dwellers homeless, according to a new analysis.

Many developing countries will try to curb carbon emissions by setting aside forested areas as reserves.

But experts are worried that creating national parks often involves removing the people who live in these areas.

The study indicated designating forest reserves in Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo could displace as many as 1.3 million people.

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Feb 05 08:24

Unreliable Power: Major Technical Failure Sidelines Another Offshore Wind Park…Adding To Exploding Costs

According to NDR, the power supply has been interrupted due to a failed underwater power transmission cable that serves to deliver the power onshore. That means a loss of 7 million euros per month in revenue, which the consumers will have to pay because Germany’s feed-in act required power companies to pay for the electricity produced by wind parks even if it is never delivered. If that sounds strange, it is so because the market-hostile law is the sort of thing one would find only in old communist regimes.

Feb 05 08:23

New curbs can block 'health risk' wind farms: Government grants new powers for critics to stop the building of turbines

Critics of huge wind farms received a boost last night after the Government gave them new powers to block the developments.

The move, by Energy Secretary Amber Rudd, comes amid new health warnings for those living close to turbines.

Ms Rudd has promised to strip her department of its power to force through large wind-farm projects against local opposition.

Feb 04 18:45

Winter storm warnings issued through Friday

Winter storm warnings are now active as a storm approaches New England and updated forecast models indicate higher snowfall than previously forecast.

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Feb 04 14:27

New Hampshire primary 2016: Voters to face cold and potentially snowy weather

Cold and potentially snowy and windy weather is in store for the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday.

Feb 04 14:03

February 2-3, 2016 Winter Storm

A major winter storm impacted Minnesota and west central Wisconsin from February 2-3, 2016, producing a band of heavy snow across our area along with blizzard conditions in southern MN.

Feb 04 09:39

Storm drops more than a foot of snow in parts of Northland

Parts of Northwestern Wisconsin saw more than a foot of snow from a winter storm that brushed the region Tuesday and Wednesday.

Feb 03 11:22

First Ever Snowfall on Okinawa Island, Japan

Feb 03 11:21

Scientist Ruthlessly Debunks One Of NOAA’s Central Climate Claims

In face of intense criticism from alarmist scientists, Dr. John Christy went to great lengths in a Tuesday congressional hearing to detail why satellite-derived temperatures are much more reliable indicators of warming than surface thermometers.

“That’s where the real mass of the climate system exists in terms of the atmosphere,” Christy, a climate scientist at the University of Alabama and Alabama’s state climatologist, said in a Wednesday hearing before the House science committee.

“When a theory contradicts the facts” you need to change the theory, Christy said. “The real world is not going along with rapid warming. The models need to go back to the drawing board.”

Feb 03 08:56

Groundhog Day 2016: Punxsutawney Phil sees no shadow, predicts early spring

Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous furry forecaster, failed to see his shadow Tuesday morning, meaning spring is right around the corner, or so the folklore says.

Feb 03 07:40

UK greenhouse gas emissions' 8% drop

Greenhouse gas output in the UK fell almost 8% in 2014, although emissions from transport and agriculture rose slightly, official figures show.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell 8.9% in 2014 on the previous year, while emissions of all the greenhouse gases were 7.7% below 2013 levels.

Feb 02 16:44

Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance Cost Fiasco: “100 Times More Expensive Than A New Turbine Itself”!

A press release by Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft reports how offshore North and Baltic Sea wind turbines need to be in operation for 25 years before they become profitable, but that they are prone to shortened lifespans due to rust from the harsh sea environment.

As a result the wind turbine installations need extra and very costly maintenance to ensure that they survive long enough. It’s turning out to be an insurmountable challenge.

Feb 02 08:24

Stats Tampering Puts NOAA in Hot Water

Approximately 300 people including scientists, engineers and other experts, about half with doctorate degrees, have petitioned U.S. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, to carefully investigate suspiciously overheated climate temperature book-cooking by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Signers included 25 climate or atmospheric scientists, 23 geologists, 51 engineers, 74 physicists, and 12 economists.

One was a Nobel laureate physicist, two were Apollo astronauts . . . and another was me.

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Feb 01 13:10

Snow reported in parts of the valley

Snow was reported Monday morning in parts of the valley, such as Henderson and Summerlin, and the outskirts of the valley, including Boulder City, Mountain Springs and Pahrump.

Feb 01 13:01

CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY (UPDATED FOR WINTER 2015-2016)

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back." -- Carl Sagan

"The real deniers are people who think our climate was and should remain static and unchanging." -- Paul Driessen and Chris Skates

"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." -- Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time

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Feb 01 11:20

Gusty wind, record snow, and Arctic air

Gusty wind, record snow, and Arctic air top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on Feb. 1.

Feb 01 09:51

Winter Storm Warning

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF UTAH.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 FEET.

Feb 01 09:44

Saudi Arabia descent of snow for the first time in 85 years

Feb 01 07:36

Massive snowstorm hits Nova Scotia, Canada

A strong winter storm brought heavy snowfall to Nova Scotia, Canada on January 29, 2016. 30 000 residents were left without power by the afternoon hours of January 30 (local time), and it could take another day to restore the power in all the homes, according to Nova Scotia Power estimates.

Jan 31 08:36

300 Scientists Want NOAA To Stop Hiding Its Global Warming Data

Hundreds of scientists sent a letter to lawmakers Thursday warning National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists may have violated federal laws when they published a 2015 study purporting to eliminate the 15-year “hiatus” in global warming from the temperature record.

“We, the undersigned, scientists, engineers, economists and others, who have looked carefully into the effects of carbon dioxide released by human activities, wish to record our support for the efforts of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology to ensure that federal agencies complied with federal guidelines that implemented the Data Quality Act,” some 300 scientists, engineers and other experts wrote to Chairman of the House Science Committee, Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith.

“In our opinion… NOAA has failed to observe the OMB [Office of Management and Budget] (and its own) guidelines, established in relation to the Data Quality Act.”

Jan 30 20:41

Pueblo crews prepare for heavy snow

Pueblo's city crews are bracing for up to a foot of snow within the next few days. The streets department says it could be the most snow Pueblo has seen in years. They worked all afternoon on Friday to prepare their equipment because they'd rather be safe than sorry.

Jan 30 20:40

UDOT: 'Magnitude of storm we haven't seen in quite a long time'

A major snow storm is expected to sweep across Utah through Monday and could cause several problems. Utah Department of Transportation is preparing to have 500 plows working, but they won't be able to use on of their best tools.

Jan 30 20:38

It just snowed in Kuwait for the first time ever

While winter snow is normal in many Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, there is no record of it ever snowing in Kuwait …

Jan 30 07:23

California Snow Pack at %115-124 of normal in some regions.

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Unfortunately, it will probably not help the drought situation because of poor infrastructure, fracking contamination, and over commercialized aquifers. (Nestle)

Jan 29 11:54

Snow showers moving through Baltimore region

Brief but potentially heavy snow showers could leave a coating of fresh powder around the region around midday Friday.

Radar showed the showers moving through the Interstate 83 corridor about noon, after having passed through Carroll and Frederick counties.

Jan 29 11:54

Winter Storm Jonas: Fourth Strongest Nor'easter since 1950

The massive blizzard that rocked the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. last weekend, killing at least 58 and leaving over $2 billion in damage, has been rated the 4th most severe snowstorm to hit the area in the past 66 years, said NOAA. A Category 4 or “Crippling” rating was given to the storm using NOAA’s Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, also known as NESIS. NESIS scores are a function of the area affected by the snowstorm, the amount of snow, and the number of people living in the path of the storm. Wikipedia has a list of NESIS rankings based on the original scale (created by Paul Kocin and Louis Uccellini] as well as a revised version implemented by NOAA in 2005.

Jan 29 10:20

The astonishing moment couple tried to step outside their New Jersey home but found snow had blocked their ENTIRE doorway and left an imprint of the door

Millions of East Coasters chose to stay at home during the blizzard on Saturday.

But this New Jersey couple truly had no option.

Shawn Yin and Helen Liu of Kendall Park were literally snowed-in after the blizzard dumped enough snow to cover their entire doorway.

The snow pile even had the imprint of their door when they opened it in a failed attempt to step outside.

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Jan 28 12:48

Photos: Hanoi is coldest in 40 years

The temperature of 5.4 degrees Celsius in Ha Dong district, Hanoi on the morning of January 24 was the lowest since 1977.

Jan 28 12:47

In pictures: Snowfall in central Vietnam for the first time

On Sunday, January 24, snow fell on many mountainous villages of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces in central Vietnam for the first time.

Jan 28 12:47

In pictures: Snowfall in central Vietnam for the first time

On Sunday, January 24, snow fell on many mountainous villages of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces in central Vietnam for the first time.

Jan 28 11:24

After overnight freeze, ice impacts Baltimore commute

Baltimore motorists will encounter slick roads after an overnight refreeze.

Jan 28 11:22

Digging out: More photos from this weekend's massive East Coast snow storm

Jan 28 11:21

Record snow puts PWC into deep freeze

Winter Storm Jonas's blanket of snow may not be going anywhere fast, but residents are back on the streets after being tucked inside their homes for much of the weekend.

Front end loaders and heavy construction equipment literally took to the streets, scooping up snow and dumping it on open spaces while it continued to fall all weekend.

Jan 28 11:21

Vegetable supplies in markets hurt by cold

While markets in Ha Noi failed to meet local demand for vegetables in these record cold days, the price and supply in supermarkets are still stable thanks to the goods reserving scheme.

In some markets in Ha Noi, vegetable prices have increased in last three record cold days, Tin Tuc (News) newspaper reported.

Scallion increased from VND20,000 (90 US cents) to VND70,000 (VND69,115) per kg. Cabbage turnip also increased from VND2,500 (11 cents) to VND5,000 (22 cents) each, said Thanh Ha, a vegetable seller of Thanh Cong Market.

Jan 28 11:21

Photos: Cold spell takes heavy toll on northern Vietnam

A severe cold spell that hit Vietnam during the last few days has taken its toll on the northern region with more than 3,900 livestock animals killed and a widespread area of crops damaged so far.

Jan 28 09:00

NYT: Global Warming Could Be Causing Malformed Babies In Brazil

The paper notes that researchers have suggested the Zika virus, which has stoked widespread panic in pregnant women in Mexico and Brazil, is likely the result of an upsurge in the mosquito population brought on by global warming. The carrier of the disease, a mosquito called the Aedes, is believed to carry other viruses, such as Dengue and Yellow fever.

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The fact that GM versions of that exact mosquito were being released into the wild at that time is, of course, not to be considered as having anything to do with the problem.

Jan 28 07:01

Four inches of snow and temperatures of -15C to hit Britain this weekend

Britain is on severe storm alert with freezing 80mph gales, ice and up to four inches of snow forecast this weekend.

A bitter -15C Arctic blast will unleash damaging storm-force winds while swathes of the country brace for torrential downpours and floods.

Gust speeds could top 120mph over very high ground tomorrow with giant waves threatening coastal erosion.
Warning: Coastal areas such as Aberystwyth are preparing for another battering this weekend
The Met Office has issued a raft of severe weather warnings for the next 48 hours with flooding and travel disruption expected.

Jan 28 06:15

Company behind LA’s ‘mini-Chernobyl’ methane leak sued by California air regulator

The gas company behind the “mini-Chernobyl” methane leak in California is facing a $25 million lawsuit from the state’s air regulator seeking penalties for “each and every day” of the biggest natural gas leak in US history.

Based on six alleged violations, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is asking for up to $440,000 per day from the Southern California Gas Co. in compensation for the damage caused by the Los Angeles County leak, which has been ongoing since at least October 23, when it was first reported.
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The SCAQMD is also accusing SoCalGas of contributing to global warming by emitting 12 billion cubic feet of methane into the atmosphere.
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On January 18, SoCal announced that its expects to stop the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak by late February

Jan 27 13:44

These People Were Prepared During Snow Storm Jonas, But They Died Because of This Mistake

They were prepared for such an event, and had a generator ready to restore power. Such a solution works well during short term situations like this one.

But it wasn’t properly ventilated.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jan 27 13:28

Weather: WORST storm for a CENTURY hits UK as Storm Jonas brings torrential rain and gales

SNOW and ice could follow torrential downpours and gale force winds which have battered parts of the UK as forecasters warn freezing temperatures could return.

Jan 27 13:27

Moscow Airports Cancel 65 Flights in Anticipation of Heavy Snow

A total of 65 flights to Moscow airports have been cancelled and a further eight have been delayed in expectation of heavy snowfall hitting the capital, the gazeta.ru news website reported Wednesday.

According to information gathered by Yandex.Timetables — a service providing information on both local and international transport timetables — eight flights to Moscow's Vnukovo Airport have been canceled and Domodedovo Airport has had twelve inbound flights cancelled, with five more subject to delays.

Sheremetyevo Airport has had 45 inbound flights cancelled and three inbound flights have been delayed, gazeta.ru reported.

Jan 26 10:17

Time: '2016 Expected to Be the Warmest Year on Record'

The first month of the year isn't even over yet and as people in the Northeast are digging their way out of one of the biggest snowstorms in recorded history, Time magazine has a message for you: "2016 Expected to Be the Warmest Year on Record." Yes, they couldn't even wait for the temperature readings to be evaluated in the months to come to make that prediction. Just as much of the mainstream media have already declared 2014 and 2015 based on highly questionable evidence, they are already declaring 2016 to be even hotter based on absolutely no evidence other than pretending to read future temperatures.

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Jan 26 09:26

'Snowzilla': Time lapse video of blizzard in Maryland

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Jan 25 18:16

Millions of Americans prepare to dig out after blizzard dumps tons of snow across Northeast, leaves at least 25 dead

Millions of Americans are preparing to dig themselves out Sunday after a monstrous blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall paralyzed the East Coast.

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Jan 25 16:45

USA: Heavy snowfall hits Arlington, DC

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Jan 25 16:18

Asia cold snap: Scores dead as freezing 'polar vortex' sweeps across eastern Asia

While much international attention has been focussed on the heavy snowfalls in the eastern US, another cold snap has descended over Korea, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

Temperatures dropped across Asia on Sunday due to a deep depression pulling cold weather down from the north. Major Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing hit -4/-5, while -18 was recorded in Seoul, South Korea.

Taiwan saw some of the worst impacts, however, because its subtropical geography means most homes are without central heating.

City officials in Taipei said on Monday that temperatures had hit a 16-year low of 4C,well below the average of around 16C.

Jan 25 16:18

15+ Pics That Perfectly Capture How Insane #Blizzard2016 Is

A massive snowstorm has blanketed the East Coast in snow, affecting more than 80 million people and bringing NYC and Washington DC to a standstill. The storm became the second largest ever in New York City and your facebook feed is probably already covered in snow photos.

To better understand just how crazy the blizzard is, Bored Panda collected some photos and videos from the past couple of days.

If you have a photo, be sure to add it to this list!

Jan 25 11:39

Obama Announces $1 Billion to 13 States to Build “Climate Resilient Communities” and Gets Told Off on Twitter

At this point, the money printing machine must be close to a meltdown. The national debt has jumped by an astounding $8 trillion dollars since Obama took office, and the tab is now projected to be $20 trillion by the time he leaves.

Twenty trillion. That’ll mean America’s national debt nearly doubled under his presidency.

So you can probably imagine the majority of people’s surprise and dismay when the White House announced a new billion dollars going to “help build more climate resilient communities”.

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Jan 25 11:06

Explorer Henry Worsley dies in Antarctic crossing

Mr Worsley, 55, was trying to complete the unfinished journey of his hero, Sir Ernest Shackleton, 100 years later, but in his final audio message, he said: "My summit is just out of reach."

In that last broadcast, sent from Antarctica on Friday, he told supporters: "When my hero, Ernest Shackleton, was 97 miles from the South Pole on the morning of January the 9th 1909, he said he'd shot his bolt.

"Well today I have to inform you with some sadness that I too have shot my bolt."

Mr Worsley said his journey had ended because he did not have the ability to "slide one ski in front of the other".

Webmaster addition: "But Al Gore told me there wouldn't be all this ice and snow!!!"

Jan 25 10:38

THIS SNOWSTORM IS THE 2ND BIGGEST IN NEW YORK CITY'S HISTORY

This weekend's massive winter storm is now the second largest in New York City's history.

Central Park's weather station recorded 26.8 inches of snow so far for this storm. The storm secured the third slot earlier in the night, surpassing the blizzard of 1888.

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Jan 25 10:29

Shore residents to Christie: Storm worse than Sandy

Peering out from Nesting, her storm-flooded children's boutique on Third Avenue in this tony Shore town, and experiencing a Sandy déjà vu, only colder, Maggie Day had a message for her governor.

"I was in my waders in three feet of water and my friend is saying Gov. Christie is on TV saying it's not that bad," said Day, 39, whose home and shop were damaged from winter storm Jonas, which sent icy flood waters coursing down Stone Harbor's shopping drag during each of three high tides, lifting up and sending heavy flower boxes on a choppy four-block ride past Peace A Pizza.

Jan 25 10:21

Earth Now Plunging Into Ice Age

Jan 25 09:17

Deaths in Japan and Taiwan as record cold snap hits east Asia

In Taiwan, the capital Taipei recorded a low of 4C (39F), the coldest in 44 years. ... In northern Vietnam, snow blanketed mountain areas as the wave of cold air arrived on Sunday to Lào Cai province. In the capital, Hanoi, it dropped to a milder 6C, although authorities said that was the coldest the city has been for two decades. ... The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, which is by the tropic of Cancer, saw sleet for the first time in 60 years, the local meteorological station said. ... In Hong Kong, primary schools and kindergartens were closed on Monday after temperatures fell to 3C, a 60-year low. ... In China, 24 weather stations recorded all-time low temperatures. Further north, in Inner Mongolia, the temperature dropped to a record low of -46.8C (-52F) and in China’s eastern city of Qingdao, fishing boats were stuck fast in the frozen waters.

Jan 25 09:00

East Asia cold snap 'kills 85 in Taiwan'

A cold snap sweeping across East Asia has killed at least 85 people in Taiwan and stranded 60,000 tourists in South Korea.

Taiwanese media reported deaths from hypothermia and cardiac disease following a sudden drop in temperature over the weekend.

Meanwhile heavy snow forced the closure of the airport on the Korean holiday island of Jeju, cancelling flights.

The cold spell has also hit Hong Kong, southern China and Japan.

Jan 25 08:26

MARTIAL LAW DECLARED IN NEW YORK CITY

It’s the nagging fear many have about our government: what would happen if martial law was declared? New York City just found out, at least temporarily.

Eleven states as well as Washington D.C. declared states of emergency in the wake of the massive record-breaking snowstorm which blanketed the East. But New York City went a step further. Governor Andrew Cuomo declared martial law in New York City by ordering all people to stay inside under police enforcement. He issued an absolute travel ban for anything that is not an emergency vehicle.

Jan 25 07:29

Some Lebanon roads reopen as storm subsides

Emergency response teams Monday worked on reopening mountain roads that were blocked by piles of snow, as coastal areas witnessed clearer weather, but a further drop in temperatures

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A reminder that this harsh winter is not confined to the United States.

Jan 25 04:28

DC residents flock to Capitol Hill for first legal sledding in decades

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The Hill was quickly populated with sleds, inflatable mattresses, inner tubes and other creative forms of transport.

(*Finally; something positive from Capital Hill !)

Jan 24 13:38

SNOWBOARDING WITH THE NYPD

Jan 24 12:30

Snowzilla, biggest snow on record in Baltimore, top 5 in D.C., has ended

Snow totals have reached 22-35 inches west, north, and northwest of the Beltway, 18-24 inches inches inside the Beltway, and 10-20 inches south and southeast of the Beltway.

Blizzard conditions were achieved in D.C. late this afternoon.

This storm, named Snowzilla, ranks as the snowiest on record for Baltimore, second snowiest on record at Dulles, and is tied for fourth snowiest on record in D.C.

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Jan 24 10:36

Historic blizzard pounds the mid-Atlantic

This storm has become of the of biggest snowstorms on record for the mid-Atlantic, dumping over three feet of snow in parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.

Not only has the massive storm shut down major highways across the region, but it has also lead to coastal flooding that has inundated communities near the coast.

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Jan 24 10:31

Washington, D.C., snowfall total called into question after improper measurement

The way that the snowfall has been measured at National in this storm has led to snowfall totals that could be much lower than what has actually fallen and may have unnecessarily withheld the storm from ending as one of the top 3 snowiest on record.

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Carbonazis cheat!

Jan 24 10:29

Snowing on Tropical Fish in Taiwan

Jan 24 09:59

Storm Jonas was one for the record books

A historic winter storm, packing hurricane-force gusts, inciting record tides at the Shore, creating blizzard-like conditions and impacting 20 percent of the nation's population, heaped up to 28 inches of snow - and a colossal cleanup operation - upon the Philadelphia region.

The storm finally wound down, with only light snow expected the rest of Saturday night, but not before an official 22.4 inches was measured at Philadelphia International Airport, close to the average for an entire winter and the fourth-biggest snowfall in 132 years of record-keeping.

Jan 24 09:43

'The storm of a generation': Jonas leaves ten dead; 8,500 flights axed; hundreds of cars stranded overnight; TWO FOOT of snow in DC and ten inches in Manhattan, as 85million are told 'stay inside!' 

The East Coast is battling 'life-threatening blizzard conditions' today as one of the most powerful winter storms in living memory continues to dump feet of snow across states from northern Georgia to New Jersey.

The National Weather Service warned that the worst is still to come for many areas as one in seven Americans could get at least half a foot of snow by Sunday, and Washington could see snowdrifts more than four feet high.

Ten states have now declared emergencies, more than 8,000 flights have been cancelled across the country, coastal flooding has been reported in New Jersey and motorists in Kentucky were stranded in a 35-mile jam for 12 hours overnight with National Guard distributing food, water and fuel.

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Jan 24 09:41

'JONAS is Storm of a Generation' 85+Million affected.

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Jan 24 05:58

It Could Be Middle Of Week Before Neighborhood Streets Cleared

It could be days before neighborhood streets in Maryland are passable, Gov. Larry Hogan said Saturday as a blizzard dumped snow on the state. Hogan made the announcement on his Facebook page, citing an interview he gave to radio station WTOP, Washington. The governor noted that the state highway administration has more than 3,000 pieces of equipment ...

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Jan 23 12:53

Blizzard brings much of East Coast to a standstill

A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the nation's capital and its largest city.

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Jan 23 11:07

CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY (UPDATED FOR WINTER 2015-2016)

You are witness to one of the greatest frauds perpetrated on the people of planet Earth, to trick them out of their money and into obedience under the guise of the fight against Human-Caused Global Warming (now rebranded "Human Caused Climate Change" to explain away the icicles we were told were not going to happen). The global warming scare was concocted out of outright lies, purchased science, and scare mongering to trick you into being willing to pay carbon taxes to solve a non-existent crisis you were told was all your fault. And, of course, to lull you into accepting the dictates of a global government that needed to save the Earth from you icky-poo human beings.

It was all a lie. Here is how it happened.

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Jan 23 10:54

A huge blizzard threatens to bury Washington DC

According to reports, over 50 million people across a dozen states have been warned to stay at home as it moves north towards the Washington DC
could lie under a record 30in (76cm) of snow by the time the storm passes on Sunday.So far, eight people have been killed, six states have declared states of emergency and thousands of flights have been cancelled.

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Jan 23 09:16

Snowzilla: National Guard In D.C., United Airlines Flight Rolls Off Runway at O'Hare

Jan 23 09:14

'It's too cold' Refugees would rather return home than face European winter

REFUGEES are abandoning their bids for asylum to return home after claiming Europe is too cold.

Jan 23 09:09

Dale City Virginia Blizzard - 1/23/2016

Jan 22 15:45

State tries to delay Clinton email release, blaming snowstorm

The State Department on Friday sought to delay its final release of emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal server, blaming a massive snowstorm hitting Washington as well as an internal “oversight.”

In a court filing, the department asked a federal court to delay by a month the Jan. 29 deadline for it to release the last batch of roughly 55,000 pages of Clinton’s emails believed to be work-related.

Jan 22 13:55

United Airlines shuts down operations from D.C. to N.Y.C. ahead of storm

United Continental Holdings Inc.’s United Airlines will shut down operations at airports in the Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., areas through Saturday ahead of a winter storm expected to drop as many as two feet of snow in parts of the East Coast.

The shutdowns will affect operations out of Baltimore-Washington International, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International, Philadelphia International, Washington Dulles International, and Washington National, United UAL, +3.33% said. The company said it hopes to resume operations on Sunday.

”Expect additional delays and cancellations at all airports in the storm’s path,” United said. It directed fliers to check its website for a list of airports affected.

Jan 22 11:51

Shoveling snow increases risk for winter heart attacks, experts say

As winter kicks off and snowstorms strike across the country, an unsuspected risk arises when performing outside activities like shoveling.

(*But where we humans are warming the planet's atmosphere , this risk should be a thing of the past . Right Mr Gore ?)

Jan 22 09:46

China braces for record cold snap with temperatures expected to drop to minus 30

SCHOOLS have been suspended and emergency workers put on standby in China as the country braces for historically cold weather, including 30-year lows in places, the government and state media said on Thursday.

Jan 22 09:45

D.C. region braces for epic blizzard; Metro to shut down subway, bus lines

With an epic blizzard virtually certain to pummel the Washington area this weekend, Metro threw up a white flag Thursday, announcing that it will shut down the nation’s second-busiest subway and all bus service Saturday and Sunday in a move that apparently is unprecedented in the transit system’s 40-year history.

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