Dec 30 09:43

Winter Storm Fortis Turns Deadly in Northeast, Tens of Thousands Without Power

Thousands of people in the Northeast woke up without power Friday morning, after deadly Winter Storm Fortis delivered strong winds and over two feet of snow to portions of the Northeast.

“Winter Storm Fortis brought very heavy snow and strong winds Thursday night into Friday, with snowfall rates of 4 to 6 inches per hour in portions of Maine,” said meteorologist Linda Lam. “Thundersnow was also reported in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine. Snow will linger in northern New England on Friday, especially during the morning.”

Dec 30 08:07

It's a scientific fact: It's been snowing a lot at Mount Hood, water supply survey shows

After yet another blizzard earlier this week on Mount Hood, it would seem a scientists' snow survey Thursday at Mount Hood would yield the obvious: the mountain is swimming in the stuff.

And it is.

Dec 30 07:14

Yes, it's going to keep snowing in Tompkins County

If you live in Tompkins County, don't expect the snow to stop before New Year's Eve.

Dec 30 00:51

Scott Adams: Best Arguments For and Against Climate Model Credibility

Below are competing links on the credibility of climate change models. One makes the case that the models do a good job. The other makes a case that the models are not credible. See which one you find more persuasive.

As I have been saying all along, I can’t tell which argument is right. I’m not smart enough to evaluate this sort of topic. But if we are looking at the persuasion dimension alone, one of these is far stronger persuasion than the other.

Dec 29 16:53

Scott Adams: The Illusion of Knowledge

Yesterday I kicked the hornet’s nest by suggesting that no scientist really believes that complicated models with lots of variables can reliably predict the future. This is a subset of my larger point that no non-scientist can evaluate the claims of climate science because BOTH sides look 100% convincing to the under-informed.

So how did the public respond to my claim that BOTH sides of the debate look convincing? They berated me for not sufficiently researching materials from ONE side of the debate that happens to be their side. Many people suggested that I could simply do some homework, on my own, and get to the bottom of climate science.

That is a massive public illusion.

Dec 29 15:39

Top Scientist Calls Out Nuclear & Climate Change Science

Freeman Dyson, revered in the ranks of Einstein, Hawking, Teller and Montgomery, warns scientists should be skeptical of Nuclear and Climate Change science.

Dec 29 10:53

Winter is coming back: Blizzard will bury New England under two feet of snow today, ahead of a bitterly cold New Year that could see a record-breaking 48 states below freezing

Despite a mild Christmas in some parts of the U.S., winter will return with a vengeance this weekend as a blizzard batters New England and temperatures are expected to plummet across the continental states.

Temperatures are likely to drop to record lows in the first week of 2017, leaving at least some of all 48 of the contiguous U.S. at 32 degrees or under.

But before then New England will spend Thursday through Friday in the middle of blizzard conditions that will drop as much as two feet of snow on several of its states.

Dec 29 08:30

100% Of US Warming Is Due To NOAA Data Tampering

The problem with the NOAA graph is that it is fake data. NOAA creates the warming trend by altering the data. The NOAA raw data shows no warming over the past century.

Dec 29 08:27

Roads closed throughout Eastern Oregon

Blowing, drifting snow causing for treacherous driving conditions

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Dec 29 07:21

Rare snowfall in Athens sends vibes of excitment through social media

Greeks are in awe following a rare snowfall in their country that blanketed the streets, trees, and houses of the capital. Pictures of Athens completely covered in white are filling social media.

Dec 28 16:07

DAMN GLOBAL WARMING : First Week of ’17: Record Cold, 48 States Below Freezing…

It is increasingly looking like the first full week of 2017 will be greeted with a cold air outbreak over the Lower 48 states that will be widespread and persistent.

Dec 28 14:29

CLAIM: 100% Of USA ‘Warming’ Due To NOAA Data Tampering…

All of the claims in the Climate Central article are bogus. The US is not warming and 2016 was not a hot year in the US. It was a very mild year.

Dec 28 13:54

Blizzard to bury New England under feet of snow

A powerful winter storm will unleash heavy, wet snow and howling winds across portions of New England from late Thursday through midday Friday, with blizzard conditions possible in some areas.

Much of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine should see a foot of snow, with nearly two feet expected in some spots, the National Weather Service said. "This looks to be a high-impact storm with power outages and significant drifting issues likely," the weather service warned.

The storm will cause "extensive travel disruptions" Thursday and Friday, AccuWeather said.

Dec 28 12:37

Scott Adams: The Climate Science Challenge

I keep hearing people say that 97% of climate scientists are on the same side of the issue. Critics point out that the number is inflated, but we don’t know by how much. Persuasion-wise, the “first offer” of 97% is so close to 100% that our minds assume the real number is very high even if not exactly 97%.

Dec 28 10:48

Roads closed throughout Eastern Oregon

Blowing, drifting snow causing for treacherous driving conditions

Dec 28 08:48

2016 remains on track to be hottest year on record

Webmaster addition: This claim comes from the World Meteorological Organization, which like the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is not a scientific body but a political organization.

Dec 28 08:08

Snowplow drivers get stuck in 65 below zero temperatures

A blizzard in the Beartooth Mountains outside Cody trapped snow plow drivers and even the tow truck that came to pull them out. An amazing rescue saved one plow truck driver who spent all night in the cab of his plow. He survived deadly cold and wind.

In Cody Monday morning, just as temperatures rose above freezing for the first time in four days blinding blowing snow trapped a big backhoe in a drift, and it had to be pulled out with another rig.

All over town, tow truck operators were pulling cars out of the snow, even as the blizzard blinded them. But one of the men who saved Wyoming Department of Transportation tow truck drivers says conditions in the mountains outside Yellowstone Sunday morning were much worse…

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Dec 27 10:14

City crews, residents prepare for another round of snow

It'll be a slick and messy commute to work Tuesday morning, but the City of Spokane has had crews working on the streets for two days now.

Dec 27 08:27

America’s Top Climate Change Expert Sentenced To Jail For Fraud

The United States’ highest paid climate change expert has been sentenced to 32 months in federal prison on fraud charges.

Dec 27 08:25

Holiday storm costs city $2 million in snow and ice control

The city spent some extra green cleaning up from a white Christmas.

Coun. Ward Sutherland said it cost the city $2 million to keep crews working during the holiday storm, including $500,000 on snow removal.

“We normally don’t do snow removal, but it was so bad they had to spend a half a million,” Sutherland said. “I did my own driveway five times, so that tells you something.”

Dec 27 08:11

Blizzard, ice cripple Great Plains, leaving thousands without electricity (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Snow, freezing rain and up to 50 mile an hour winds continued into Monday in the Great Plains, as the harsh winter weather forced airport closings, power outages, and shut off long stretches of highway in the Dakotas.

Dec 26 17:17

Princeton Professor Debunks Man-made Global Warming Theory

Princeton Professor Williams Happer completely debunks the man-made global warming theory in just 7 minutes.

Dec 26 08:10


Dec 25 10:26

Weather buoy near North Pole hits melting point

Data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center indicate the Arctic lost about 57,000 square miles of ice (148,000 square kilometers) in the past day, which is roughly the size of Illinois. Labe cautioned, however, the ice loss data are preliminary and require quality control.

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Here is the actual data.

The temperature has already plunged back down below the freezing point for fresh water (salt water has a lower freezing point). The Washington Post seized on a short-term anomaly to push the global warming agenda.

Dec 24 11:35

Winter Storm Warning issued December 24 at 4:30AM CST until December 26 at 12:00PM CST by NWS


Dec 24 10:37


"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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I decided that it was time to repost this article (which has the latest news) because over at The New American, they had a story, "Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory", which even as it reports on the discrediting, undermines it with the comment, "He also goes into detail of why the United Nation’s models are incorrect despite their overwhelming confidence that significant warming is taking place due to human activity."

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Dec 24 10:26

Aleppo: Heavy snow slows evacuations of civilians and rebels

Heavy snowfall and rickety vehicles have slowed the evacuation of thousands of civilians and rebel fighters from war-torn eastern Aleppo, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday, as Syrian regime forces stood poised to take control of the key city.

Dec 24 09:40

U.S. Energy Department balks at Trump request for names on climate change

The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it will not comply with a request from President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers.

The Energy Department's response could signal a rocky transition for the president-elect's energy team and potential friction between the new leadership and the staffers who remain in place.

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Right now Trump is technically a private citizen and the DOE can refuse him. But after the Inauguration, the DOE has two choices; compliance or resignation.

Dec 24 09:21

Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory

Physics Professor William Happer discredits the negative effects of CO2 on the planet and whether or not climate change is man-made. He also goes into detail of why the United Nation’s models are incorrect despite their overwhelming confidence that significant warming is taking place due to human activity.

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"Overwhelming" evidence? That evidence was the basis for the 2000 claim that snowfalls are a thing of the past! And we have had several record-setting winters since and are headed into another one! The United Nations are not scientists, they are politicians!

Dec 23 18:13

Snowfall was recorded in the Sahara Desert for the first time in 37 years — and the satellite imagery is gorgeous

It snowed on December 19 in the Sahara Desert, and NASA's Landsat 7 satellite was there (or rather, hundreds of miles overhead) to see it.

The photo comes from Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus visible-light camera, and depicts the first snowfall recorded in the massive African desert in 37 years.

Dec 23 12:19

Climate Scientist Michael Mann's Defamation Lawsuit Against Critics Can Proceed, Rules Court

Climate science is politicized from top to bottom. One of the nastier spats occurred in 2012 when Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) policy analyst Rand Simberg intemperately denounced Pennsylvania State University climate researcher Michael Mann as "the Jerry Sandusky of climate science."* Sandusky, of course, was the Nittany Lion football coach convicted of child molestation. Simberg was critiquing the fact that the Penn State had just exonerated Mann of accusations of scientific misconduct. Columnist Mark Steyn piled on in the National Review declaring that the university's "'investigation' by a deeply corrupt administration was a joke."*

Mann sued CEI, Simberg, Steyn and National Review for defamation. The defendants all moved that Mann's case be dismissed on grounds that their observations and opinions were protected by the free speech guarantees of the First Amendment.

Dec 23 10:52

North Pole MELTING: Freak weather sees temperatures rise ABOVE freezing point

The Washington Post says that preliminary data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre indicates that up to 57,000 square miles of ice have melted over the past 24 hours.

Dec 23 09:35

Apocalyptic wall of icy fog above Lake Superior is the beginning of a VERY white Christmas for Minnesota and millions of Americans as huge blizzard looks set to hit on December 25

Residents of Duluth Harbor, Minnesota, were witness to a spectacular phenomenon Sunday, as a wall of 'steam', hundreds of feet high, rose from Lake Superior.

Created by warmer lake waters evaporating in the -18 degree air, the churning cliff of fog was stunning but harmless.

However, it was a sign of much harder times to come for the state and its neighbors, which will find themselves suffering dangerous blizzard conditions when a powerful winter storm hits on Christmas day, AccuWeather reported.

Dec 22 08:55

Rare Snow Fall in the Sahara Desert- Only Twice in Living Memory

This is only the second time in living memory that snow has fallen on the Sahara. The first time was in February 1979, also in Algeria

Dec 21 12:40

Congress: Obama AdminFired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation.

A top DoE scientist who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers toe the administration’s line.

Dec 21 11:27

Congress: Obama AdminFired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation.

A top DoE scientist who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers toe the administration’s line.

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Why does this not surprise me?!?

These are typical Obama strong-arm tactics, when he is confronted with the slightest, logical question, regarding his climate agenda, which would ultimately have been to create a carbon tax.

Dec 20 10:00

Snow in the SAHARA: Desert sees snow for the FIRST time in 37 years

ENGLAND is not set to have a white Christmas - but snow has fallen in the Sahara desert for only the second time in living memory.

Dec 20 07:52

Freeze warning issued for Bay Area as temps fall to 20s

Temperatures fell to below freezing overnight, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a freeze warning for most of the Bay Area on Monday morning.

The persistent cold snap will continue through the day following bitter temperatures that dropped into the 20s in most areas overnight, forecasters said.

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Dec 19 17:19

Global Crop Losses That are Only Reported in Regional News

How many times has your local news reported on stories of global crop losses and price rises on food stuffs we eat, I bet rarely. Here is a list of the last three months of losses, you will be shocked at what is happening that is not being reported in the media.

Dec 19 11:15

Chicago is colder than Mars and the South Pole! Holiday celebrations canceled as bitter cold front sweeps across the Midwest and turns Lake Michigan lighthouse into an ice cube

The dangerous, record-low temperatures that kept most of the Midwest inside over the weekend have not let up in Chicago, which is currently one of the coldest places on Earth - and beyond.

Temperatures in the Windy City fell to minus 6 degrees with a wind chill of minus 20 at 9am on Monday morning, besting Mars by 4 degrees.

Minus 13 degrees was recorded at Chicago O'Hare International Airport overnight, making the city even colder than the South Pole in Antarctica around 4am.

Chicago was just 1 degree away from beating a record low temperature that was recorded in 1983, according to DNAinfo.

Dec 19 10:51

Earth faces another ICE AGE within 15 YEARS as Russian scientists discover Sun 'cooling'

Experts say that solar activity as low as it currently is has not been seen since the mini-ice age that took place between 1645 and 1715 – a period known as the Maunder Minimum where the entire Thames froze over.

A new model has allowed experts to predict solar activity with more accuracy than ever before and it suggests that magnetic activity will fall by 60 per cent between 2030 and 2040.

The model looks at the Sun’s ’11-year heartbeat’ – the period it takes for magnetic activity to fluctuate. This cycle was first discovered some 173 years ago.

However, a mathematician has established a more up-to-date model that can forecast what the solar cycles will look like based upon dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun.

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Dec 19 09:24

Scott Adams: Watching the Climate Science Bubbles from the Outside

I often hear from people who are on one side or the other on the topic of climate change. And I think I spotted a new cognitive phenomenon that might not have a name.* I’ll call it cognitive blindness, defined as the inability to see the strong form of the other side of a debate.

The setup for cognitive blindness looks like this . . . .

Dec 19 07:55

Unseasonal cold snap catches Tasmanians by surprise

AN unseasonal cold snap, complete with summer snow in highland areas, caught Tasmanians by surprise over the weekend.

Dec 19 07:03

Ski industry leaders tout record-breaking numbers for 2015-2016 season

The numbers are in, and it looks like Utah set an all-time record for skier visits.

Ski Utah announced Thursday that the 2015-2016 ski season ended with a total of 4,457,575 skier days.

While Utah received some good snowfall this year, it wasn’t a record.

“We had a 5-foot storm over five days at Deer Valley, and I think it got up to 6 feet at Solitude. You can't ask for better timing there,” said Emily Summers, a Deer Valley Resort Communications Manager.

But ski industry leaders have plenty to celebrate.

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Dec 18 11:52

'Don't go outside': Arctic chill grips middle America with record lows felt as far south as Texas - as nine are killed nationwide on treacherous roads

Milder temperatures may have set in along the eastern seaboard, but residents of the Great Plains and other parts of the northern United States are still being warned to avoid going outdoors, where the wind chill makes it feel like 55 degrees below zero on Sunday.

The National Weather Service warning says that the bitterly cold temperatures in North Dakota continue to pose a threat to human life.

The NWS says that a few minutes' worth of exposure to the air could result in frostbite.

Dec 18 08:26

NOAA Issues 'Jaw-Dropping' Assessment on 'Unprecedented' Arctic Warming

Latest Arctic Report Card finds that region's temperatures continue upward climb twice as fast as global temperature increase

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"And since none of you can get up to the Arctic (Hell, most of you can't get out of your driveway with all the snow and ice) to verify this for yourselves, you just have to take our word for it!"

Dec 17 10:15

'Life threatening' arctic blast chills northern United States with temperatures dropping to minus THIRTY - as forecasters warn of heavy snowfall and frostbite risk

Boston on Friday experienced the coldest temperatures for that day since 1883, according to the NWS

Dec 16 19:59

Global Warming Theories Implode With Record High Sea-Ice Levels

Scientists have confirmed that sea-ice levels across Antarctica have reached record highs since records began, bringing the man-made global warming theory into disrepute.

Dec 16 15:35

Summer Snowstorms, Volcanic Dust & Record High Waves

Summer Snows in both Chile and Australia are not normal, this follows records snows in Sapporo and record cold across the Northern Hemisphere. TAllest waves ever recorded and more gigantic volcanic eruptions in Russia's far east.

Dec 16 13:49

Still Snowing, Brutal and Lethal Cold Moving In

Light snow will continue tonight into Friday, with generally 1-4? of additional accumulation on top of the 3-6? that has already fallen. The mountains will see up to 10? of additional accumulation by about noon on Friday. Travelling is extremely difficult, and there have been numerous accidents across the area. Snow from this storm and previous storms is really piling up, and plowing/removal of the snow will take time. If you can, avoid travelling over the next couple of days.

Between the slippery roads and the dangerous cold, it would be prudent to limit the chances of getting in an accident. Temperatures tonight will fall below zero, with wind chill values down to -20 to -30.

Dec 15 16:40

Former Nasa chief scientist says access to federal data is critical

Limiting access to federal research would do an "enormous disservice" to the US and the world according to former Nasa chief scientist.

Dr Waleed Abdalati told the BBC the that continued access to data is in "everyone's best interest".

Many US scientists are rushing to copy information onto servers outside the control of the federal government.

They are afraid the Trump administration will curb access to climate and other research.

Dec 15 06:04


Back-to-Back Arctic Blasts Sending Midwest, Northeast into a Deep Freeze Through the Weekend

Dec 14 07:22

The Climate Changes Back – What Comes Next?

A raft of excuses was offered for this decidedly non-hockey stick behavior – by November 2014, there were 66 different “explanations” to choose from. So this is what “settled science” looks like: we “just know” that the economy must be burdened with onerous and expensive regulations and smothered in new taxes (including this recently proposed obscenity), in order to avert an allegedly man-made future catastrophe. And just to be safe, “climate deniers” should be jailed or killed. We know the future, but we cannot even explain what has happened in the recent past. As a reminder: not a single alarmist prediction on the climate has come true – it is a forecasting record completely unblemished by success for decades. Not even economists are that bad.

Dec 13 18:15

Arctic blast marches eastward, bringing record low temperatures to the northern U.S.

The upper Midwest is in a deep freeze on Tuesday, with the arctic air expected to shift eastward and affect millions of people as the week wears on.

The National Weather Service posted advisories for the Dakotas and Minnesota on Tuesday, with wind chills from 10 to 20 degrees below zero. Wind chill is the combination of air temperature and wind, and forecasters say wind chills this cold can cause frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

The cold will affect parts of the northern and eastern U.S. later this week and into the weekend, with frigid temperatures expected in the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, according to Climate Prediction Center forecaster Stephen Baxter.

Dec 13 13:39

Winter Storm Decima to Bring a Cross-Country Mess of Snow and Ice to the West, Midwest and Northeast Into the Weekend

Winter Storm Decima - prounced DEH-si-mah - is poised to deliver another cross-country mess of snow, strong winds and some ice impacting a large swath of the nation into the upcoming weekend.

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Dec 13 13:01

Fresh snowfall across hills in Kashmir

The hills in Kashmir received fresh snowfall and night temperatures across the region dipped a day after people had respite from the intense cold.

Dec 13 10:41

U.S. Energy Department balks at Trump request for names on climate change

The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it will not comply with a request from President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers.

The memo sent to the Energy Department on Tuesday and reviewed by Reuters last week contains 74 questions including a request for a list of all department employees and contractors who attended the annual global climate talks hosted by the United Nations within the last five years.

Energy Department spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder said Tuesday the department will not comply.

Dec 12 10:58

Hundreds of collisions, flight delays as massive snow falls on GTA

Nearly 500 collisions have been reported in 24 hours in and around the GTA after the area’s first big snowfall, said the Ontario Provincial Police.

The winter weather caused flight cancellations and treacherous driving conditions across the region. TTC commuters didn’t fare much better, with a series of three subway closures causing nightmarish delays on the subway line downtown.

“It’s been one of those mornings,” said OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

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Dec 12 10:09

VIDEO: WRH Makes The Royal Society of London

Very cool.

WRH slide at the 31 minute mark.

Dec 12 09:23

Storm drops nearly a foot of snow across metro Detroit

A storm that dropped nearly a foot of snow across parts of metro Detroit Sunday, wreaked havoc on roads and caused hundreds of of school closures was one of the largest on record, according to the National Weather Service, which said a blast of dangerous arctic air will hit the region next.

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Dec 12 08:54

More than 1,500 flights cancelled at Chicago and Detroit airports as US braces for Arctic blast in the coming days

More than 1,500 flights have been cancelled at Chicago and Detroit airports as a result of heavy snow, and more is set for large parts of the country in the coming days.

A blanket of snow swept over the Great Lakes and the Northeast during the winter storm, causing chaos at two of the nation's busiest airports.

The wintry weather mostly moved out of the Plains overnight on Saturday, pushing further into Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

Flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that 1,397 flights were canceled in Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports — about half arrivals and half departures.

Dec 12 07:14

Squid set to top chippy menus as seawater warms up

It is the meal most associated with the UK, along with slurping tea and moaning about the weather. But the great British fish supper could be on the way out, replaced by more continental variations such as squid and chips, as seas continue to warm, the British Ecological Society will be told this week.

Dec 11 09:40

Trump is set to scrap NASA's climate research division in a crackdown on 'politicized science'

Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said.

Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during the campaign to explore the entire solar system by the end of the century.

Dec 11 09:32

Aussie PM Tiptoes Away From Carbon Tax Uproar

Aussie Climate Enthusiast Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, member for Goldman Sachs, has walked back an apparent attempt to introduce a new Aussie Carbon Tax after his own MPs vigorously rebelled against the idea.

Dec 11 09:32

What is Next for Weather and Climate?

The Trump administration is well aware of the political use and scientific abuse of climate for a political agenda. I learned how aware while attending the Heritage Foundation Climate Conference on Thursday December 8 in Washington D.C. The majority of the public sense there is something wrong as reflected in their lack of concern measured in all polls. They will be very angry when the extent of the deception is explained to them, as will happen as the new administration lays out the foundation for their policies. The question is what happens going forward. We know those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Similarly, you cannot prevent all misuses of any system and trying to do so only makes it inefficient and even unworkable. Science must be central to whatever direction taken.

Dec 11 08:36

An Inconvenient Truth 2 (AL GORE Climate Change MOVIE) - Global Warming (2017 Documentary)

Dec 10 11:26

The DOE vs. Ugly Reality

Over at the Washington Post, Chris Mooney and the usual suspects are seriously alarmed by a memo sent out by the Transition Team at the Department of Energy. They describe it in breathless terms in an article entitled “Trump transition team for Energy Department seeks names of employees involved in climate meetings“.

. . . . the Post put up a copy of the memo in the most idiotic form ever—ten separate individual pages, in image form without searchable text, printed sideways. Thanks, guys, it’s clear you’ve only posted them because you have to.

To save your neck from getting a crick from holding your head sideways, I’ve snagged them off the web and OCR’d them so we could all have a look.

Dec 10 09:54

Snow Comes to Abilene

Here in the city of Abilene, as the season's interminable march into winter continues, cold weather seems to be more and more abundant.

However, today's cold weather has been set apart from previous chilly days this year. Because today's weather brought with it the rare, white, fluffy and decidedly cold form of precipitation known as snow, and Abilenians were surprised.

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Dec 10 09:25

Hawaii Is Expecting Up To 30 Inches of Snow This Weekend

Hawaii News Now reports that the summits could get 20 to 30 inches of snow through Saturday.

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Usually the winter snow on those peaks is just a few inches. 30?!? That hasn;t happened as long as we've lived here!

Dec 10 09:21

Global Warming Protesters Met With Bitter Cold, Snow

About 10 “Keep It In The Ground” activists waved signs next to a busy road in the Denver area, calling for the Obama administration to stop issuing leases so companies can drill on public lands. Activists say drilling only exacerbates global warming.

The irony, however, is activists stood outside about 4 inches of snow with temperatures hovering in the 20s — in degrees Fahrenheit. The official low temperature was negative 10 degrees early Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

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Dec 10 08:38

Autumn snow in northern and central Iran

Dec 10 08:23

Vatican Paper Says Catholic Priests Should Be Trained To Promote Global Warming Fears

Reaffirming the requirement that seminarians study Catholic social teaching, the document says the education must include a study of climate change and other environmental threats.

Dec 09 23:31

Scott Adams: Watching Trump Create Money from Nothing -- Also some Climate Change Stuff

Trump, the Master Persuader, is rewiring our brains in real time – while we are watching him do it. He wants us to be optimistic about the economy, so he finds the right buttons (Ford, Carrier, Boeing) and he pushes them. He looks for situations that have simplicity and a visual element. It is easy for people to imagine a Ford automobile, a Carrier air conditioner, a factory, a worker, an airplane, and Mexico. Every element of these stories is visual. That’s not an accident. That is technique.

On Climate Change

Trump is also well on the way to changing the public’s thinking on climate change. Trump met with Al Gore, and he’s meeting with climate activist and actor Leonardo DiCaprio on the topic. Trump is looking for common ground and education on the topic, I assume, but he is almost certainly also looking for the persuasion buttons. And this is a hard one.

Oh, I can't wait until he tackles reopening the 9/11 investigation . . . .

Dec 09 12:30

Temperatures next week could struggle to hit zero

The National Weather Service in Duluth is forecasting the first widespread below zero temperatures by Saturday morning across much of the Northland, with highs only in the single digits.

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Dec 09 10:48

Record 2016 Snowfall in North American Cities Matches Maunder Minimum Cooling Areas

With first snows of the season being totaled across North America, record after record has fallen. If we look back at the last 8 years we see a clear trend of increasing snow totals year upon year that match with the grand solar minimum of the 1600's.

Dec 09 08:19

Watch Scott Pruitt, Trump's EPA Chief, Decimate The EPA In Congressional Testimony: (It's HILARIOUS That Trump Picked This Guy, He's One Of Us!)

In testimony before Congress, Pruitt outlined a laundry list of offenses and illegal overreaches by the EPA. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he wasn't going to stand for it. In the video, Pruitt refers to acts taken which were "outside of the authority granted to the EPA by the law" and adds that decisions should "be made at the local level rather than at the federal level." In May of this year, Pruitt wrote about "Brave men and women stood up to that oppressive government." He really "gets it."

Dec 08 10:51

It's snowing in Kansas City the day before Raiders-Chiefs on TNF

In Week 6, the Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs played in the rain. Could the rematch on Thursday night be played in the snow?

Dec 08 10:50

6 And Still Snowing

We reported 6 inches of new snow at 5 AM this morning. It has been snowing most of the time since then. The forecast for snow looks good tonight and it looks like another storm is heading our way this weekend. Tonight we are going to put the snowcats on Sundance. We have started track packing (with a snowcat) a number of other areas. Again today, the Ski Patrol is all over Lenawee Parks and West Wall. We even had a team working on Pali.

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A few years back there was a "REAL NEWS"(tm) story about how human-caused global warming was going to put all the ski resorts out of business!

Dec 08 10:35

Northwest Braces For "Polar Plunge" As Temps Expected To Fall 35 Degrees Below Averageby Tyler Durden

As Al Gore's battle against the ever elusive ManBearPig rages on, forecasters with the national weather service are warning residents of the Northwestern United States to brace for severe record low temperatures of up to 35 degrees below average and extremely heavy snowfall.

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Dec 08 10:21

The weather outside is frightful thanks to climate change and the polar vortex

With cold, blustering snowstorms battering the West Coast and the Prairies, you might be tempted to say "What global warming?"

But climate change may, in fact, be to blame for this oh-so-Canadian winter.

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Another example of the "Real News", still pushing the "Human Caused Global Warming causes snow and ice (honest)" claim.

Now, one more time for those who understand science.

The sun's output is the prime influence on climate. And the sun is not constant. The amount of energy it produces varies over time, following long-period cycles. There is the 11 year sunspot cycle, the 22 year magnetic cycle, and indications of other cycles ranging from 60 to over 100 years as well. Every once in a while the low end of those cycles line up and the sun really cools down, taking the planets, (and Earth) with it.

The last time this happened was during the Maunder Minimum, from 1645 to 1715, which triggered the Little Ice age.

Al Gore's money-making hysteria aside, solar output is currently in decline with astronomers not on Al Gore's payroll estimating a new Maunder Minimum starting now and lasting at least 30 years.

I hope you were paying attention because there is a pop quiz next class!

Dec 08 09:34

Shelters set up in Morton County, snow removed from highways to assist DAPL protesters

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. - Early Tuesday morning, the North Dakota Department of Transportation snow plows were diverted to southern Morton County because of safety concerns for those in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

The NDDOT cleared snow from Highway 6 to Highway 24 and then to Highway 1806 in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to check the status of the main camp.

Dec 07 13:35

Winter storm watch upgraded to warning, snow forecast increased

Dec 07 12:18

Blizzard Shuts Down Nearly 300 Miles of Major Interstate in North Dakota; Brutal Cold to Follow

Dangerous wind chill factors will continue to plague residents in the Northern Plains Wednesday after a blizzard shut down a nearly 300-mile stretch of a major interstate Tuesday in North Dakota.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol extended the 230-mile closure of Interstate 94 further east to Fargo, according to the Associated Press. Both lanes of I-94 were closed from Dickinson to Fargo; northbound and southbound Interstate 29 was also closed between Fargo and the Canadian border due to zero visibility and blowing and drifting snow.

Dec 07 10:55

PHOTOS: Snow falls across Metro Vancouver for the first time in 1,000 days

Without seeing a flake of snow in around 1,000 days, people of the region were excited to hear there may be a dusting overnight on Sunday.

But what was supposed to only be about five centimetres turned into 15 in some areas by about 5 p.m. on Monday as heavy snow continued to fall across much of the B.C. South Coast.

Dec 07 10:55

Arctic chill arrives in Colorado, bringing frigid temperatures and snow

Forecasters say the Denver area could get up to 4 inches of snow by Wednesday

Dec 07 10:47

Outrage as 'lock her up' chant hits Canada

Canadian politicians have expressed outrage after protesters at a political rally chanted "lock her up" about Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.

Protesters erupted into jeers at a rally against a carbon tax, hosted by the right-wing Rebel media group.

"Lock her up" was frequently chanted by Donald Trump supporters in reference to Hillary Clinton during the US election.

Dec 07 09:14

FLASHBACK - Gore Attacked Over Ties to Occidental Oil for Environmental and Human Rights Violations

Environmentalists and human rights activists are accusing Vice President Al Gore of hypocrisy over his shareholding in Occidental Oil, a company that plans to drill in Colombia’s rainforests over the objections of local indigenous communities.

Dec 07 08:36

Is the global-warming hustle finally falling apart?

(Al Gore stuffed $98 million into his lockbox while saving the world)

Dec 07 08:34

Sunday’s snow sets record in several locations

The first snowfall to hit Illinois this fall was no polite dusting, but a record-breaking event.

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Dec 06 18:20

Get ready for the chill! Forecasters predict temperatures could fall 35 degrees BELOW average as a polar plunge sweeps across the country

In what is being described as the coldest arctic blast since last winter, cities as far apart as Seattle and Chicago are expecting to cop a snow-coating in the coming days.

The cold is expected to stick around next week as well, near freezing and below temperatures forecast in New York, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Massachusetts, Michigan and Tennessee until Thursday.

But the cities to cop the cold in the next few days are those across the Northern High Plains in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Wyoming, and other places, will be as much as 35 degrees colder than average for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service.

Dec 06 18:12

Snow for Hawaii, Record Cold Across USA & Fog Dome in UK

Hawaii receives 3 feet of snow drifting to 5 feet on the peaks of the Big Island. Last year in 2014 saw smaller amounts but snow, it seems its a pattern, and increasing. Fog Dome in Wales, Fog Falls in Wales also, plus records cold to shatter records across Canada and the USA.

Dec 06 13:02

Alaska Airlines cancels dozens of flights from Sea-Tac, blaming winter weather

Citing winter weather, Alaska Airlines canceled about 35 more flights scheduled to depart Tuesday morning from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Dec 06 09:33

Scott Adams: The Non-Expert Problem and Climate Change Science

I realize that science can change its mind, of course. Saying something is “true” in a scientific sense always leaves open the option of later reassessing that view if new evidence comes to light. Something can be “true” according to science while simultaneously being completely wrong. Science allows that odd situation to exist, at least temporarily, while we crawl toward truth.

So when I say I agree with the scientific consensus on climate change, I’m endorsing the scientific consensus for the same reason I endorsed Hillary Clinton for the first part of the election – as a strategy to protect myself. I endorse the scientific consensus on climate change to protect my career and reputation. To do otherwise would be dumb, at least in my situation.

Dec 05 14:11

The sun is the primary determinant of Earth weather, and the current lack of solar eruptions explains the consistent cooling over the last several months.

The cooling trend is predicted to continue due to reduced solar activity and may even lead to what scientists call a minor ice age, similar to the one that existed from 1645 to 1715.

Dec 05 11:30

Another foot of snow forecast ... in Hawaii

Another foot of snow could fall on Hawaii's highest mountain peaks, on top of the 2 feet already dumped there since Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

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What is interesting is that normally the snow falls at a lower elevation leaving the peaks bare, because the peaks are higher than most clouds. Getting three feet of snow at the peak suggests even more snow lower down.

Dec 05 11:28

It's snowing in Portland!

On Monday morning, reports of actual snow sticking on the actual ground in the Portland metro area started hitting social media. KGW's Chief Meteorologist Matt Zaffino instagrammed a video shortly after 9:30 a.m. of snow falling and wrote, "Starting to stick to roads at 1000 ft."

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Dec 04 14:24

How Regulators are Helping the 'Keep It In the Ground' Movement

If fossil fuel opponents can’t “keep it in the ground” and stop oil, natural gas, and coal development, then the next best thing in their anti-energy march is ensuring that energy can't go to where it’s needed.

After President Barack Obama refused to permit the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, fossil fuel opponents learned from their success by vigorously targeting other energy infrastructure projects and pressuring regulators to throw up roadblocks. The result, as The Wall Street Journal reports, is billions of dollars in missed opportunities that will hamper the economy:

Dec 04 10:52

Ditch the grass skirts! Hawaii's Big Island gets set for the big freeze as more than two feet of snow is predicted to blanket summits in early winter storm

The summits of Hawaii's Big Island could get more than two feet of snow, with a winter storm warning in effect through Saturday.

Matthew Foster, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu, said he had to explain to some surprised out-of-state callers Friday that it does snow in Hawaii.

Dec 04 10:48

Snow in paradise? Up to a foot of snow forecast in Hawaii

Winter has arrived on the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, where snow began accumulating overnight with up to a foot expected, CBS affiliate KGMB reports.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Friday afternoon for elevations above 8,000 feet. The summits could get six to 12 inches of snow through Friday.

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Reader photo of Mauna Kea snow.

Dec 04 10:45

Hawaii snowfall: Parts of state receive weather warning

Parts of the US state of Hawaii have received a winter weather warning, with up to three feet (90cm) of snow over the past few days.

Weather experts say that it is not unusual for snow to fall in tropical Hawaii, but rarely has it fallen so heavily at such low altitudes.

The snow is heaviest around two of the island's highest peaks, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

Other parts of Hawaii were hit by flash floods, US media reported.

More snow is also forecast for Sunday.

Dec 04 10:15


Dec 03 13:39

MSNBC Debunks Their Own Anti-Trump Global Warming Segment

MSNBC shows a slick animation claiming Arctic ice is at all time lows when it, and the NASA data it cites, shows ice has increased since 2012.

Despite Chris Hayes sensationalist MSNBC “All In” segment tonight the actual NASA data he cites debunks his own report.

Dec 03 09:11

NOAA forecasts major December cold blast for nearly all the USA

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Alerts me to this map from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center and says: "Cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA."

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Dec 02 12:45

California Passes a New Climate Law to Regulate Cow Methane

Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown has just signed a law to require dairy farmers to reduce bovine methane emissions.

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Dec 02 11:28

What you need to know about next week's arctic blast

The first arctic blast of the season will bring the coldest temperatures Montana has experienced since January

Low temperatures will dip into the double digits below zero by midweek (Wednesday)

High temperatures will fall into the single digits or 10s above zero

This will not be record-setting cold weather for Montana

Low pressure will bring some snow to Montana, starting Sunday and ending Wednesday

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Dec 02 11:18

Why Is It Snowing In Hawaii? Global Warming Not To Blame As Powder Falls On State’s Highest Mountains

Nestled smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and rightly considered a tropical paradise due to its soft-sand beaches, vacationers and Hawaii residents would normally believe they are completely free of anything even close to resembling snow.

Unfortunately, due to low-pressure levels providing freezing temperatures and moisture flying in from the southeast, as much as 20 to 30 inches of snow could cover Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa’s summits and a winter storm warning is in effect until Saturday evening for locations above 8,000 feet, CBS affiliate KGMB-TV reported Thursday.

Dec 01 12:25

Frigid air mass building in Alaska, poised to spill into Lower 48 next week

Alaska is witnessing its coldest air in almost two years, and some of the biting chill is forecast to plunge into the western United States in about a week’s time.

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Dec 01 09:08

UK set for COLDEST WINTER in six years as Britain braces for HEAVY SNOW

Thermometers nudged the -8C (17.6F) mark last night with similar temperatures on the cards today.

It comes after England shivered in the coldest night of autumn so far on Monday as the mercury sank to -7.5C (18.5F) in South Newington, Oxfordshire.

Although it will turn slightly milder towards the end of the week the Arctic freeze will tighten its grip at the weekend, experts say.

Dec 01 08:35


The new data that has emerged from NASA satellite measurements, tells us that mainstream science may have gotten this issue totally wrong. What they have reported as human-caused climate change could actually turn out to be just the effects of one of the strongest El Nino systems we’ve seen in decades.

Dec 01 08:09

Inconvenient: Studies find methane and carbon dioxide release is highest in the Arctic during the region’s cold season

From San Diego State University and the “say anything to support the cause” department, comes this press release written by a fellow who obviously does not understand what it means when researchers say: “[methane and carbon dioxide release] is highest in the Arctic during the region’s cold season“. Maybe now those alarmists like Paul Beckwith and the always wrong on sea ice expert Peter Wadhams can call off their “Arctic Methane Emergency Group” who say the warming during summer is the biggest problem.

Yet here we are, actual measurements say that methane and CO2 release are contrary to what climate models predict about thawing permafrost releasing methane. Obviously some other mechanism is going on if permafrost is releasing equal or greater amounts of methane during winter as it does during summer..

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One possibility is that as the temperatures drop, various life forms have to expend more metabolic energy to maintain their body temperatures, breathing harder, eating more, and releasing those gases in greater volume.

Dec 01 08:00

Record cold coming to ‘almost entire USA’ – Low temperature records set to be SHATTERED

Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. announced: 'I cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA.'

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Note "anomaly", like we are supposed to ignore the cold in our worship of human-caused global warming.

Dec 01 07:27

Over 2,000 scientists urge Trump to respect ‘scientific integrity and independence’

More than 2,300 scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize winners, have issued an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump and the 115th Congress, urging them to “adhere to high standards of scientific integrity and independence in responding to current and emerging public health and environmental health threats.”

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In other words, keep the taxpayer money flowing but don't question whether their work is sound or not.

Nov 30 12:33

Saudi Arabia Just Saw Its First Snowfall And The Pictures Could Very Well Break The Internet

Meanwhile, the Saudis are rejoicing. They're getting to experience Swiss weather and are making snowmen and skiing in the ice slush.

Nov 30 07:28

BEX ALERT - Bombshell: Koch-Funded Study Finds ‘Global Warming Is Real’, ‘On The High End’ And ‘Essentially All’ Due To Carbon Pollution

Our results show that the average temperature of the earth’s land has risen by two and a half degrees Fahrenheit over the past 250 years

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Wow! They proved the Earth got warmer since the end of the Little Ice Age! Polish up a Nobel Prize for this one!!!!!!!

Nov 29 11:49

Chippewa County on aid request for frost-bitten crops

Freezing temperatures last spring left crop-growers in Chippewa County and those in nine other western Wisconsin counties with less-than-adequate seasons this year.

Gov. Scott Walker asked the USDA for a disaster declaration for 10 western Wisconsin counties, including Chippewa, Eau Claire, Trempealeau and Jackson, that were hit hard by a mid-May frost. The temperatures that fell as low as 25 degrees May 13-14, damaged fruit crops such as grapes, berries and apples, along with asparagus and hops.

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Nov 28 18:53

It’s Snowing Dollars In One Mountain Area

The Brazelton family has owned the Evergreen Cafe in Wrightwood for 12 years and were glad to hear a forecast of snow and cold.

Their daughter has her own financial forecast.

“A lot of people are gonna come into the restaurant and it’s gonna be very busy, and everyone in town is going to drive like crazy” Amanda Brazelton said.

Those not used to driving in this weather might scare the locals, but its the out-of-towners that drive the Wrightwood economy. People in the small town packed with shops and restaurants are glad to see the visitors.

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I spent a lot of time in Wrightwood when I worked at the Table Mountain Observatory!

Nov 28 18:37

The 'dead sun': Stunning Nasa video reveals barren solar surface with lowest level of activity since 2011

The face of the sun was nearly spotless this month as our star marches toward solar minimum, hitting its lowest activity level since 2011.

Images captured by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory from Nov 14-18 reveal just a handful of barely-visible spots on the surface of the sun, which is otherwise as blank as a cue ball.

Nov 28 13:04

How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be

But in the past few years, it’s become apparent that anti-extraction protests are part of the new climate movement. The urgency induced by the first relocations of climate refugees, heavy flooding, hot weather and devastating wildfires has also buoyed the Keep it in the Ground movement, which is pushing to stop mining of the world's remaining fossil fuels.

“In mid-January, a standing-room-only crowd packed a county courtroom near Seattle for a case so minor it normally would not have gone to trial. The five defendants were each charged with two misdemeanors: trespass and obstructing a train. All admitted to the crimes but pleaded ‘not guilty.’

Their defense, in simplified terms, was ‘climate change made me do it.’”

Nov 28 12:54

Pipelines much safer than shipping oil by rail, Fraser Institute study says

Moving oil and gas by pipeline was 4.5 times safer than moving the same volume the same distance by rail in the decade ended in 2013 in Canada, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute public policy think-tank.

Nov 28 12:42

Rail Transport of Crude Oil Increases as Pipeline Falls Short

“We never thought we competed with pipeline until four years ago when we moved our first unit train of crude by rail,” Dean Wise, a vice president for BNSF Railway, based in Fort Worth, said at a rail conference in January. “Now BNSF is moving eight trains a day.” (BNSF is a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune.)

In Texas, the crude-by-rail boom has led to construction of facilities to help deliver the product to Gulf Coast refineries. It has also drawn concerns about the safety of moving such volatile materials throughout the state, in light of a spate of recent accidents.

Nov 28 12:39

First Keystone; Now DAPL; Next NE Natural Gas Pipelines?

In June, the Rockefeller Family Fund organized a meeting in Atlanta involving various environmental activist groups including Bold Nebraska to formulate a strategy to fight the use of eminent domain for construction of pipelines and other fossil-fuel infrastructure projects. Bold Nebraska had already helped to establish affiliates in Iowa, Louisiana and Oklahoma to fight construction of these type projects. The groups meeting with the Rockefeller Family Fund are promoting the research conducted by Cathy Kunkel of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, a think tank fighting fossil fuel projects.

Nov 28 12:32

Activists claim they’ve shut down all pipelines carrying crude oil from Canada to US

Climate activists say they’ve shut down all five pipelines carrying tar sand oil from Canada to the US. Operating in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington state, the activists manually turned off the pipelines’ safety valves as an act of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, according to an online statement.

In a statement emailed to The Verge, Ali Hounsell, a spokesperson for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, confirmed that this morning "reckless trespassers" broke into a location on Trans Mountain's Puget Sound pipeline system in Washington state. Local authorities responded, the statement reads, and arrested three individuals. "We are conducting a thorough inspection to ensure the integrity of the pipeline system," Hounsell concludes.

Nov 28 11:47

North Dakota state capitol vandalized by anti-oil activists

By Ike Walker | Posted: Tue 11:52 AM, Nov 01, 2016
BISMARCK, N.D. The North Dakota Highway Patrol wants to know who poured motor oil all over the front of the capitol building last night. Investigators say the oil was poured on the doors, sidewalk and walls. The vandals left a sign that said "you can't drink oil" a possible reference to the North Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.

Webmaster addition: This reads like a PR hoax to demonize the protesters.