Mar 18 11:12

Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy

California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity — not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds.

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I flew over one of those solar plants once (as a passenger) and the glare from the mirrors is intense. While the direct solar energy is focused on the generator tower, the atmospheric haze from near the sun misses the tower and reflects back into the sky.

Mar 17 12:00

Updated snowfall reports from around the Northland

Snow reports relayed by the National Weather Service in Duluth through 11 a.m. Thursday:

13 inches - Lutsen
12.3 inches - Gunflint Trail
12 inches - Cook, Tofte, Taconite Harbor
11.8 inches - Snowbank Lake
11.5 inches - Silver Bay, Two Harbors (10 miles NNE)
9.7 inches - Two Harbors (7 miles NW)
9.5 inches - Sea Gull Lake
9.2 inches - Duluth airport
9 inches - Embarrass
8.7 inches - Arnold
8 inches - Orr, Poplar
7.5 inches - Hoyt Lakes, Stone Lake, Gile
7.4 inches - Saxon
7.3 inches - Kabetogama
7.2 inches - International Falls
7.1 inches - Island Lake, Oulu
7 inches - Tower, Lake Nebagamon, Brimson, Cotton, Cornucopia
6.3 inches - Superior, Seeley
6 inches - Cloquet, Mahtowa, Herbster
5.8 inches - Floodwood
5.3 inches - Wright
5 inches - Moquah, Drummond, Grand Marais
4.8 inches - Washburn
4.5 inches - Grand Rapids
4.1 inches - Wrenshall, Madeline Island
3.8 inches - Bayfield
3.2 inches - Ashland
3 inches - Minong, Larsmont
2.9 inches - Kettle River

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Mar 17 10:33






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Gosh DARN that human-caused global warming! :)

Mar 16 13:16

Temperatures return to 50s before threat of snow returns

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Gosh DARN that human-caused global warming!

Mar 15 10:43

Snowy, wet conditions affecting travel in the Sierra

The snow is creating some near white out conditions in the Sierra, where it’s been snowing all day. KCRA 3’s Mike Luery shows what the travel conditions are like in the mountains.

Mar 15 10:32

Jessica Savitch predicts catastrophic global warming by 1990's

Mar 15 10:20

Facing backlash, Clinton says coal still has a future

Facing a backlash from Appalachian Democrats, Hillary Clinton's campaign on Monday tried to reaffirm her commitment to coal communities one day after declaring on national television she was going to "to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."

Mar 14 10:51

Shaw, AR Massive Hail Storm Slams Motorists just south of Little Rock.

Mar 14 10:01

Freedom of Speech to be Denied by Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Well, here it comes: criminal prosecution for denying there is “climate change” all because this will be the next great tax to match Obamacare. Forget freedom of speech, that is following the 4th and 5th Amendments down the drain. We are heading into that dark, deep hole of authoritarian regimes.

I have friends who fled here from Eastern Europe and Russia. The one comment they make often is that everything they ran away from is happening right here. They see it, for that is what they fled. We tend to ignore everything until it is just too late.

Mar 14 09:04

February smashes monthly world temperature records by 'shocking' amount as 'climate emergency' declared

'In short, we are now hurtling at a frightening pace toward the globally agreed maximum of 2.0°C warming over pre-industrial levels'

Mar 13 10:48

Use of Fear to Silence Climate Skeptics Is An Assault On Reason

Even the threat by US Attorney General (AG) Loretta Lynch that the FBI are going to examine the role of climate skeptics for charges under the RICO is deeply disturbing. It is the practice of leaders who hold a singular political view from either extreme to isolate and threaten. Totalitarianism occurs on the left and the right.

While Lynch was threatening skeptics, President Obama held a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at which they announced total agreement on the need to fight climate change. Both present themselves as leaders who only have the people and the planet at heart, but consider the actions of what Trudeau’s father Pierre did when his belief in centralized government was challenged.

Mar 13 07:44

Why Young Americans Are Suing Obama Over Climate Change

The suit was filed last summer by 21 young Americans between the ages of 8 and 19, and climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, who have taken to the courts to legally force the administration to enact a bold, science-based climate plan. In withering detail, the complaint lays out how the government has known since the 1960s that carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels directly contributes to global warming and a destabilized atmosphere, and yet continues to aggressively promote and subsidize fossil fuel extraction.

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And let us not forget all those famous court cases, sound in logic and law, that led to the torture and death of all those evil witches and heretics!

Mar 12 10:59

'Six killed' in Italian Alps avalanche: sources

Six climbers were killed in an Alpine avalanche Saturday that struck a group of a dozen people in the area of Monte Nevoso, close to Italy's border with Austria, rescuers said.

"Rescue operations are ongoing. The assessment is incomplete," said Italy's alpine rescue service, according to the AGI news agency.

Several other climbers were injured in the incident, the source added.

A huge flow of snow engulfed the group who were close to the top of Monte Nevoso, also known as the Schneebiger Nock, in the late morning


Mar 11 11:51

Stranded by the storm

Snow and gusting winds in Nuuk prevented about 1,000 Arctic Winter Games athletes from arriving as planned. The organisers still hope the event can begin on Sunday with only minor adjustments

Mar 11 09:07

Researchers forced to 'embellish, dramatise' expected study outcomes in order to secure grants

Australian academics say they are being forced to exaggerate or embellish the potential impacts of their research when trying to secure limited funding for projects.

Mar 11 08:59


Mr. Snowden says the CIA first orchestrated the spread of the “Global Warming scare” in the 1950s, in order to divert the attention of the scientific community, from the dangers of the weapons race and reinforce its control over research institutes.

Mar 10 16:46

The Climate Change Religion

The alarmism surrounding supposed "climate change" continues to reach ever higher levels of desperation. The propaganda runs 24 hrs a day and has crept into all aspects of media, crony corporate America, and (of course) government "schools".

The arguments go from ridiculous to hysterical. We're told by many politicians that "climate change" is the #1 threat to Americans. This is of course a favorite of the swindling class. Others tell us that the #1 threat is ISIS, and some are now saying that it's Donald Trump. Some say it's North Korea, Russia, or Iran. The carousel of #1 threats is always in motion.

In the media you'll find stories that free birth control is needed in order to battle climate change, and that climate change will turn women into prostitutes. Non-believers of this ridiculous propaganda are branded as "deniers".

Oh, and never forget that "the science is settled"!

Mar 10 13:49

Heavy Snow Hits Northern England

Northern England is suffering from chaos caused by heavy snowfalls with forecasters predicting further cold weather in the days to come.

Mar 10 09:49

Memo to Global Warming Expeditions: Stay Away From Antarctica

It should be clear to global warming polar researchers that sea ice at the South Pole is not melting, but in fact has been growing for 37 years, reports Pierre Gosselin. (1)

Yet, recently another ship got caught in the Antarctic ice. The Antarctic ‘Aurora Australis’ with 68 people on board became stranded in sea ice in the West Arm in Horsehoe Harbor the last week in February, and rescue efforts were prevented by a snowstorm. They were eventually rescued. The problem: Too much ice!

Mar 10 09:48

It’s snowing at Paris-Nice and some people really aren’t happy about it

If you thought the weather on Monday’s stage of Paris-Nice was a bit unpleasant, take a look at the snow that’s settling on the course on stage three.

The feed zone looked a little like Narnia, judging by some of the pictures and videos put out by teams on Twitter, and FDJ even went as far as saying that the roads weren’t suitable for racing.

Mar 10 08:58

Aliens Cause Global Warming - Michael Crichton

We can take as an example the scientific reception accorded a Danish statistician, Bjorn Lomborg, who wrote a book called The Skeptical Environmentalist. The scientific community responded in a way that can only be described as disgraceful. In professional literature, it was complained he had no standing because he was not an earth scientist. His publisher, Cambridge University Press, was attacked with cries that the editor should be fired, and that all right-thinking scientists should shun the press. The past president of the AAAS wondered aloud how Cambridge could have ever "published a book that so clearly could never have passed peer review." )But of course the manuscript did pass peer review by three earth scientists on both sides of the Atlantic, and all recommended publication.) But what are scientists doing attacking a press? Is this the new McCarthyism-coming from scientists?

Mar 10 07:38

AG Lynch Testifies: Justice Dept. Has ‘Discussed’ Civil Legal Action Against Climate Change Deniers

Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified Wednesday that the Justice Department has “discussed” taking civil legal action against the fossil fuel industry for “denying” the “threat of carbon emissions” when it comes to climate change.

Mar 10 06:54

Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax

Mar 09 14:16

Are Electric Cars Really Green?

Email This to Your Lefty Electric Car Driving Friends

Mar 09 13:57

BEX ALERT - The question Trump can't dodge in Florida

South Florida, whether or not it's stated, is a crucial front line for climate change.

Mar 09 13:54

President Obama just gave $500 million of Your Money to the UN Green Fund

Tyrants and dictators, shady international arms dealers, brutal leaders of broken, basket case nations like President for Life Robert Mugabe, will be celebrating today; President Obama just transferred $500 million of US Taxpayer’s money into the new UN Climate Fund.

Mar 09 07:36

Feminism and icebergs: a new low in climate ‘science’

Congratulations, taxpayers of America: You’ve just spent $412,930 on a “scientific” paper on the “relationship between gender and glaciers.”

That’s what the National Science Foundation dropped on “Glaciers, gender and science,” 10,000-plus words of gobbledygook from University of Oregon prof Mark Carey.

Sure, that’s roughly 40 bucks a word — but many of them are big words.

The study urges scientists to take a “feminist political ecology and feminist postcolonial” approach when studying melting ice caps and climate change. Hey, it’s not really global doom unless it comes with full-bore cutting-edge social-justice buzzwords.

Mar 09 07:16

Can anyone find Mammoth? Hint: It's buried beneath 2 monster blizzards

In Mammoth, when it snows, it pours.

Avalanche cannons were blasting Monday, as Mammoth Mountain dug out from another 4 feet of weekend snow. In the midst of that, more snow arrived Monday with white-out conditions continuing. As much as 4 additional feet were predicted by the time the storm passes Tuesday morning, giving a total since Saturday of up to 8 feet of new snow.

R.I.P, Mammoth Lakes. It was nice knowing you.

Mar 09 07:02

NOAA Radiosonde Data Shows No Warming For 58 Years

In their “hottest year ever” press briefing, NOAA included this graph, which stated that they have a 58 year long radiosonde temperature record. But they only showed the last 37 years in the graph.

Here is why they are hiding the rest of the data. The earlier data showed as much pre-1979 cooling as the post-1979 warming.

Mar 08 08:57

Former chair of UN climate panel charged with stalking and sexually harassing female colleague

The UN climate panel’s former chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, was charged Tuesday with stalking and sexually harassing a woman who worked at the New Delhi environmental think-tank he’s headed for more than three decades.

Police filed the case in a Delhi court after investigating a complaint by one of Pachauri’s colleagues at The Energy Research Institute, Press Trust of India said.

Mar 06 09:36

Iceland - The Coldest Winter Since ´95

This passing winter seems to be the coldest measured winter since 1995 according to Meteorologist Trausti Jónsson. Visir reports about new data Jónsson compiled and published on his blog, showing the average temperatures in the months of December, January and February of 2015-2016 to be lower than they have been since 1995. The International winter of 2015 – 2016 was the coldest particularly up-country and it was only measured slightly colder in 1995. Reykjavik is however experiencing much the same temperatures on average as last winter and also in 2000.

Mar 05 09:56

The best snow pictures from social media as much of the UK falls under a white blanket

Bunnies hopping in the snow, children making snowmen and cats and dogs not knowing quite what to make of it - it's a snow day in the UK!

Mar 02 17:47

Heat From Deep Ocean Fault Punches Hole in Arctic Ice Sheet

As winter begins to settle in across the Arctic Ocean and sea ice extent rapidly expands, a very interesting high temperature and low salinity hole has just been punched in the sea ice at a very telling location: directly above the deep ocean Gakkel Ridge Rift / Fault System (Figures 1, 2, and 3).

This world class plate tectonic pull-apart rift is a 1,000-mile-long fault system on the seafloor that has in recent past pulsed massive amounts of heat into the overlying ocean and thereby melting large portions of the ice that floats above the heated ocean column.

So what if anything is to be learned from the recent October 12 geologically induced deep-ocean floor heat pulse that punched a small hole in the Arctic sea ice? Many things, most of which have surprisingly large implications concerning the entire climate change discussion.

Mar 02 16:05

Record snowfall: 7 Michigan cities experience snowiest March 1 ever

Mar 02 13:03

BEX ALERT - Sudden stratospheric warming to bring a snap of cold weather over UK

Meteorologists from the UK Met Office have predicted a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) will occur in early March 2016. The phenomena could affect the surface weather, increasing the risk of prolonged wintry conditions over parts of northern Europe and the UK.

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More of the "Global warming causes colder weather" nonsense, to try to salvage the carbon tax agenda.

Mar 02 10:36

Monster traffic jams in Moscow after heaviest spring snowfall in 50yrs

Dozens of canceled flights, tailbacks equaling the distance between Moscow and Rome, and almost 1,000 traffic incidents overnight – the strongest ‘early spring’ snowfall in 50 years has stormed the Russian capital.

Moscow received 20cm of snow overnight, which is some 65 percent of the monthly norm, according to weather services. Meteorologists say this is the heaviest snowfall since 1966.

Mar 02 10:24

BEX ALERT - When he wasn’t plotting mass murder, bin Laden worried about climate change

Osama bin Laden wrote a letter calling on the American people to help President Barack Obama fight “catastrophic” climate change and “save humanity,” in the latest evidence of his worries about environmental issues, newly released documents show.

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Sooooooo .... if we stop global warming, won't the terrorists win? :)

Mar 02 07:59




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Mar 01 14:04

Lansing declares snow emergency, LCC cancels classes

The city of Lansing has declared a snow emergency due to the winter storm.

Lansing City Hall and all community centers are closed and parking on city streets is prohibited. All City of Lansing sponsored events or meetings are canceled, with the exception of the election training at the South Washington Office Complex.

Lansing Community College is closing at 4 p.m. All evening classes and events are canceled.

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This is MARCH!

Mar 01 08:52

Scientists Finally Admit Climate Models Are Failing To Predict Global Warming

A group of scientists recently put out a new study confirming the 15-year “hiatus” in global warming. That study made headlines, but what went largely unnoticed was a major admission made by the paper’s authors: the climate models were wrong.

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Feb 29 15:04

Up to 5 inches of snow on way after brief spring fling

Get ready, metro Detroit. We're getting another winter weather curveball.

A day after record high temperatures were recorded across the state, more snow is on the way for southeast Michigan. The National Weather Service said to expect between 3 and 5 inches of snow, beginning late tonight.

The snow will continue throughout the day Tuesday, meteorologist Dan Thompson said.

Feb 29 08:39

Ice Breaker Which Helped Rescue Turney’s “Ship Of Fools” Gets Jammed In Meters-Thick Summertime Antarctic Sea Ice!

The Antarctic “Aurora Australis” with 68 people on board became stranded in sea ice in the West Arm in Horseshoe Harbour last Wednesday, and rescue efforts were prevented by a snowstorm. According to reports that the ship’s rump has a tear, but its structural integrity is thought not to be at risk.

The problem: Too much ice!

Feb 26 16:05

'Blue Ice' is stacking up near Michigan's Mackinac Bridge

Images of "blue ice" stacking up along the shore near Michigan's iconic Mackinac Bridge are finding lots of fans this week.

Kelly Alvesteffer and her finace, Rob LaLone, were sitting in a restaurant near the Straits of Mackinac over the weekend when they noticed the peculiar hue of the ice out the window.

Feb 25 07:14

Winter weather headed to St. Louis, highest snowfall totals south and east

Our next winter storm arrives tonight bringing heavy rain, wet snow, and gusty winds to the St. Louis region through Wednesday. Rain will spread into our southern counties late Tuesday evening. That rain with then spread northward towards midnight, when it will start to mix with snow over the eastern Ozarks. The transition to all snow really starts to get going by 4am as temperatures fall to at or just above the freezing point, a sloppy, wet snow. It will be snowing just about everywhere by the morning commute and there will be some slick, slush covered roads. Most of the accumulations will be on grass. Snow will exit to the east through the afternoon.

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Feb 25 07:13

Heavy snow falling in Saginaw County; see the photos

A snowstorm expected to dump up to 10 inches on much of the Michigan was bringing heavy snowfall to Saginaw and the surrounding region Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Feb 25 07:13

Heavy snow likely Wednesday afternoon in Lansing

Feb 24 11:20

Here are the snowstorm closings

Feb 24 08:19


Feb 22 11:39

Chicago area included in Wednesday’s major winter storm

Current forecast models continue to develop a major winter storm mid-week with the center of the storm moving out of Texas, then curving northeast into the Ohio Valley passing east of Chicago Wednesday. The storm track is still very tentative, and could change significantly in the next 72 hours, but if current projections prove accurate, the Chicago area could be positioned in the heavy snow band associated with this storm.

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Feb 22 11:39

Strong winter storm forecast for Tuesday night into Wednesday

The strongest winter storm of the season to affect the FOX 2 viewing area is taking shape for late Tuesday night into Wednesday.

This system will bring the potential for heavy rain, heavy snow, and strong potentially damaging wind gusts during the day Wednesday. Confidence in a major storm system affecting our region is high. However, confidence in the finer details of how much snow and where remains low to moderate at this time. So, expect tweaks and changes as we get closer to the event.

Feb 22 11:37

Winter Sets Its Aim at America

A dangerous storm system ripped across some parts of Alaska and brought winds of hurricane force with it. The dangerous storm has driven the extremely cold temperature and lashing snow towards the adjoining 48 states and along with is coming back the painful memories of last year’s record cold winter because of the polar vortex.

Feb 21 11:23

Winter Storm May Bring Heavy Snow to the Midwest

Another winter storm looks likely to bring a fresh blanket of snow to parts of the Rockies, Midwest and Northeast in the upcoming week.

Feb 20 09:33

Leaked gov’t docs show what’s really behind global warming agenda; ‘profound lifestyle changes’

It’s not exactly clear what sorts of “profound lifestyle changes” the EU wants its population to make, but the U.N. has put forward suggestions in several reports on how they want people to lower their environmental footprint.

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"The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself." - Club of Rome, premier environmental think-tank, consultants to the United Nations

"We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public's imagination... So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest." - Prof. Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many IPCC reports

"We've got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy." - Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation

"No matter if the science of global warming is all phony... climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world." - Christine Stewart, former Canadian Minister of the Environment

"The data doesn't matter. We're not basing our recommendations on the data. We're basing them on the climate models." - Prof. Chris Folland, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research

"The models are convenient fictions that provide something very useful." - Dr David Frame, climate modeler, Oxford University

"I believe it is appropriate to have an 'over-representation' of the facts on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience." - Al Gore, Climate Change activist

Feb 20 09:13

Scalia murdered? Sealed his fate 4 days before his death?

Four days before he died, Supreme Court Justice Scalia voted to stall Obama’s plan to force drastic climate-change rules on the American economy. The vote was 5-4.

With Scalia now gone, the vote would be 4-4.

With a new Obama Supreme Court appointee, if Obama could ram his choice through, the vote would be 5-4 in the President’s favor. Ditto, if the next President shares Obama’s position. And the climate-change agenda would roll ahead.

We’re not talking about small climate-change rules. We’re talking about the Big Ones.

Feb 19 11:25

Sun not CO2 causes climate change

A new, peer-reviewed professional paper shows our sun, not our carbon dioxide, causes climate change. It also shows atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations are an insignificant player, and possibly a non-player, in climate change.

The authors, Willie Soon, Ronan Connolly, and Michael Connolly received no government, corporate, or any outside funding for their work on their paper.

You can read their whole 49-page paper (like I did) if you want all the scientific details. The authors have provided their data files.

Feb 18 15:30

CLIMATE BEX ALERT - Photographer captures heartbreaking image of an Arctic polar bear which 'starved to death as a result of climate change' 

A photographer has captured a heartbreaking image of a dead polar bear which he claims starved to death as a result of climate change.

Sebastian Copeland was trekking in the Canadian Arctic when he came across the animal's emaciated corpse surrounded in molted fur on a patch of rocky ground.

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There is no evidence to indicate what the bear died of. The bear could have become ill, or simply died of old age.

This is just more climate bovine excrement to trick you into a carbon tax.

Feb 18 08:12

Ice Formation over Lake Erie Amid the Polar Vortex and Arctic Blast

Feb 17 15:31

Flights Between New York And London May Get Longer Because Of Climate Change

A recent study by researchers at the University of Reading says flights between New York and London could lengthen because of changes to meteorological conditions in the atmosphere that affect the jet stream.

The study was published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters and led by Dr. Paul Williams, an atmosphere scientist at the University of Reading. Researchers say that as the atmosphere warms up due to global warming, the jet stream will become 15 percent faster during winter time, reported

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Getting desperate to keep the hoax going!

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

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|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
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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

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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

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.

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.


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.

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


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.

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.
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.

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.

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.