Jan 08 10:16

Freeze warnings issued for some as Central Florida braces for coldest night yet this season

Central Florida can expect a chilly evening Saturday with temperatures in the 40s and even colder air by Sunday morning.

Florida gets another blast of winter weather for the weekend, and it includes a Wind Chill Advisory for all of Central Florida and a Freeze Warning north of Orlando.

Jan 08 10:15

Deadly cold wave continues to sweep across Europe

A cold wave across Europe has left at least 23 dead in the past two days, including several migrants and homeless people, authorities said Saturday, with the frigid temperatures expected to continue through the weekend.

Jan 08 10:15

Deep freeze grips Europe, threatens homeless, migrants

Blizzards and dangerously low temperatures persisted in parts of Europe on Sunday, prompting Pope Francis to draw attention to the homeless suffering in freezing weather. In Serbia, aid workers scrambled to help hundreds of migrants sleeping rough in parks and makeshift shelters.

Jan 08 09:48

EUROPE: In Switzerland -41, the coldest Christmas in Russia for 120 years

Heavy snowfall and double-digit subzero temperatures have led to deaths and disrupted transport across Europe.

In Poland, where the temperature is 20 degrees below zero, at least ten people died due to cold over the past few days.

In Belgium, one driver was killed when his truck slid off the highway, while in Italy, dozens of homeless people died from the cold, said The Independent (Independent).

Russia has spent the coldest Christmas in the last 120 years, since the thermometers in Moscow during the night showed 30 degrees below zero, and in St. Petersburg, the temperature was minus 24th

Many skiers in Sarajevo remained there because the temperature dropped to minus 27 degrees.

The planes do not fly to Europe several airports, and ferries in ports.
Blizzard on Saturday paralyzed Istanbul - disturbed and navigation in the Bosphorus strait, and canceled several hundred flights.

Jan 08 09:42

Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Climate-Denying Cabinet Begin Next Week

Wednesday, January 11th marks the beginning of Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's cabinet nominees from Rex Tillerson, recent former CEO of Exxon for Secretary of State to climate-change denier Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator and oil-industry darling, ex-Texas Governor Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy. Critics say it could be one of the most fossil-fuel-friendly White House Cabinets in history.

Activists have labelled it the "Climate Denial Cabinet" and on Monday, January 9th has been dubbed the "Day Against Denial."

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Jan 08 08:52

Deadly icy spell grips much of Europe, including Greek islands

Icy temperatures across Europe have left more than 20 people dead and blanketed even the Greek islands and southern Italy in snow.

Italy saw ferries and flights cancelled and schools in the south are expected to close on Monday.

Turkey has also been badly affected. The Bosphorus was closed to shipping as a heavy snowstorm hit Istanbul.

At least 10 people died of cold in Poland. Night temperatures in Russia plunged to minus 30C.

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Jan 08 04:10

Almost minus 35C frosts registered in Moscow region. More than 80 flights delayed at Moscow airports

The air temperature in Klin, 85 kilometers northwest of Moscow, went down to minus 35.9 degrees Celsius (-32.6F) night to Sunday, the national weather service said. "It is the lowest temperature in the Moscow region for this day - the frost in Dmitrov and Volokolamsk (northwest of Moscow) was minus 33.2 degrees (-27.7F)," the service said. "The minimal temperature in Moscow was registered at minus 28.5C (-19.3F)." For the time being, the coldest night this year has been on the Orthodox Christmas night - minus 29.9C (-21.8F). Weather specialists forecast milder frosts on the coming days. As yet, the temperatures still remain 12-15 degrees Celsius lower the climate norm.

Jan 07 11:02

Georgia Tech Climatologist Chooses 'Career Suicide' to Keep Her 'Scientific Integrity'

Curry is known for her scientifically astute explanations of the uncertainties in climate science. Indeed, she has been attacked as "anti-science" by other researchers who repeat the rote "scientific consensus" that man-made global warming is a catastrophic threat to humanity. In a cruel sort of irony, the universities — ostensibly the bastion of academic freedom — have become unsafe for those who, using good scientific methods, are skeptical of the received wisdom on climate change.

Jan 07 09:54

Britain on HEAVY SNOW ALERT: Polar vortex to plunge UK into WORST January FREEZE in years

BRITAIN is on alert for the most severe winter freeze for SIX YEARS to send temperatures crashing to -15C (5F) within days.

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Jan 07 09:04

Natural Gas Price Up Down Up, New England Record Snow, UN Censors Cold

Natural Gas prices on the move again as news headlines speak of warm January as 50F below normal temperatures send snow all the way to Florida.

Jan 06 14:07

Global Warming – Opps – Ice Age – Hits Europe

Unfortunately, much of Europe is facing sever cold weather as temperatures plunged below zero with heavy snowfalls.

Jan 06 14:00

Cal State professor calls for barring Trump’s use of sciences, other technologies, asserts global warming fallacies

Professor of History at California State University Sacramento and Huff Post contributor Joseph A. Palermo came forth last week with a climate change piece in which he managed to bash President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican leadership before managing to defame himself.

In his post titled “Republicans, Climate Change and the New Reality” the liberal professor made it “clear” that the election of Donald Trump as the “45th President of the United States” is a “catastrophe” in which “the country (and the world) seem to be awaiting the consequences” of.

Jan 06 12:10

Climate Change: The Government’s Best Revenue Stream Since War and Taxes

No one knows how to profit from scaring the pants off of people quite like the government. Take "climate change" and "global warming" for example.

These are naturally occurring, cyclical events that have been happening since the dawn of the Earth. It's only recently, though, that governments and their wealthy cronies figured out a way to monetize it with the added bonus of being able to exert even more control over the people of the world.

Jan 06 11:02

The top 10 most outrageous science hoaxes of 2016

Science hoaxes were running rampant throughout 2016, pushed by the fakestream media (CNN, WashPost, NYT, etc.) alongside complicit government organizations working in collusion with dishonest corporations steeped in scientific fraud (Monsanto, Big Pharma, etc.).

2016 saw more science hoaxes than a typical year, with the media placing special emphasis on the Zika virus terror campaign (rooted in total scientific hucksterism) and more climate change propaganda (all based on fraudulently altered data). In every case, those pushing the science frauds claimed to have a divine monopoly on “science” while declaring all opposing views to be “unscientific.”

In this way, much of the “science” in today’s corrupt society has really become nothing more than a cult of scientism, complete with “faith” in the correctness of socially-reinforced beliefs while exercising instant rejection of evidence that contradicts the fairy tale narratives of the science elite.

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Jan 06 08:58

Record snowfall in Boise keeps Treasure Valley schools closed, side roads daunting

As of Thursday morning, the National Weather Service measured a record 15 inches on the ground at the NWS office at the Boise Airport, up from 7 inches before the latest wave of snowstorms rolled in.

The previous snow depth record was 13 inches (Dec. 30, 1983 and Dec. 2, 1985). And yes, that’s the record for total snowfall sitting on the ground, any day of the year.

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Jan 05 16:30

Top 5 failed ‘snow free’ and ‘ice free’ predictions

With the U.S. East Coast blanketed in snow once again, it’s hard to imagine that climate scientists and environmentalists predicted years ago that the “end of snow” was nigh and that the Arctic would soon be “ice-free.”

The U.S. East Coast got pounded by yet another winter storm on Monday that brought to temperatures to a 141-year record low in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro area. The rash of cold weather and snowstorms have put environmentalists and climate scientists on the defensive, as they explain that one exceptionally cold and snowy winter does not disprove global warming.

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Except that we have had several record-setting winters in a row!

Jan 05 14:52

Northern Michigan city buried under record December snow adds 2 feet of flakes

One northern Michigan city set a record for total December snowfall.

Gaylord had 60" of snow during December 2016. December 2016 tops the previous December snowfall record of 57.1" in 2008.

Decent snowfall data goes back to 1951 in downtown Gaylord. The snow is measured once daily by cooperative weather observers.

Jan 05 14:26

2016 Not Warmest Year Ever, Magic Ocean Warming & Mismatched Satellite Temperature Data

2016 has tied 1998 for temperatures with dramatic cooling in the latter part of the year. Using 8 temperature data sets measuring the lower troposphere, interesting how NOAA temps are so far above everything else our there.

Jan 05 12:21

NY Times 1989: no global warming trend

“The study, made by scientists for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters. It is based on temperature and precipitation readings taken at weather stations around the country from 1895 to 1987.”

Then comes the revisionist stepping-back from the explosive finding:

“Dr. Kirby Hanson, the meteorologist who led the study, said in a telephone interview that the findings concerning the United States do not necessarily ‘cast doubt’ on previous findings of a worldwide trend toward warmer temperatures…He said that the United States occupies only a small percentage of Earth’s surface and that the new findings may be the result of regional variations.”

Jan 05 10:32

Obama Seized Enough Land and Water in 8 Years to Cover Texas Three Times

Last week, in one of his final moves out of the Oval Office, Obama executively designated more than 1.5 million acres of land as national monuments, preserving their untouched façade while closing them to human expansion, development, energy use, ranching or state or local jurisdiction.

In a move ignored by the liberal media last week, Obama unilaterally seized more than 1.3 million acres from Utah to establish the Bears Ears Monument, preserving it at the behest of conservationist groups and Native American tribes who claimed the land was sacred. Utah’s state legislature, however, opposed the unilateral land grab across party lines, with many speculating that Obama’s move is the latest in an attempt to limit efforts from incoming President Donald Trump to expand domestic energy production.

Jan 05 07:49

A Mammoth snow could lead to an epic season at the Sierra resort

It's snowing in the Sierra. It started snowing Jan. 4, and you can already see what Mother Nature has wrought.

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Jan 05 07:34

Website rates Minnesota winters as the absolute worst in the U.S.

Minnesota’s infamous winters are the absolute worst, the most miserable of anywhere in the U.S, according to the website — and that was before the worst of this week’s bone-chilling cold.

The website on Tuesday ranked every state on how bad its winters are. Hawaii was 50th, Minnesota was first.

Jan 04 08:27

Montana - It's too COLD to ski!

Jan 03 15:59

MIT: ‘more extreme storms’ for California due to warming – but history mocks the claim

From the “models can make you believe anything” department comes this breathless doom-laden press release from the same school that brought you the big wheel of silly climate model results.

Jan 03 13:51

Up to 10 inches of snow, hazardous commutes in advisory for West Michigan

West Michigan motorists are likely to encounter longer-than-normal commutes and hazardous travel conditions on Wednesday and Thursday.

A winter weather advisory, issued by the National Weather Service, is calling for blowing and drifting snow, along with much longer travel times for commuters. The winter weather advisory runs from 4 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5.

Jan 03 11:18

Frigid temperatures prompt San Jose to open 4 warming centers

A rare dusting of snow appeared on Mount Hamilton on Monday. While the snow is a treat for some people, the chilly conditions prompted officials in San Jose to open four overnight warming centers.

As the sun set Monday evening, drivers heading up Mount Hamilton Road in San Jose were turned away at Grant Ranch County Park.

CalTrans closed the road to visitors since 3:30 a.m., deeming it a safety hazard after snow began to fall.

“It’s snowing up there,” said Brandon Lee of San Jose. “It's really surprising because I have never heard of snow in the Bay Area before like in this area.”

Jan 03 11:17

Back To Reality, Chicago Expected To See Temperatures Drop Mid-Week

Rain Monday might, will transition into a deep freeze later in the week.

Jan 03 11:17

Roads in northern Colorado are icy after snow begins falling Tuesday morning

Roads and highways in northern Colorado were icy and snow-packed in spots after it began snowing in the region this morning, creating traffic crashes throughout northern Colorado.

Interstate 25, U.S. 85 and U.S. 34 all were icy in spots, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Jan 03 11:16

Chilly weather brings rare dusting of snow to Bay Area peaks

The start of 2017 brought a rare dusting of snow to some locations in the Bay Area.

Rain fell overnight Sunday and the cold temperatures meant snow fell in elevations as low as 1,500 feet.

Our cameras captured white caps on Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County and St. Helena in Napa County.

At noon, it was snowing at Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, on Mt. St. Helena. The parking lot, at 2250 feet elevation, is only about half way up the mountain. That assured that the colder, cloud hidden summit was being pelted by much heavier snow.

Jan 03 10:06

World famous geyser spews out SNOW as temperatures plummet at Yellowstone

The water ejected from Old Faithful is usually a scorching 118C – with the steam reaching an eye-watering 177C.

As temperatures plummeted below freezing at the site in Wyoming, it provided enough of a difference to turn the hot water and steam into snow.

Jan 03 04:31

Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax: "I Think The Temperature Has Been Amazingly Stable!

Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever's speech at the Nobel Laureates meeting 1st July 2015. Ivar points out the mistakes which Obama makes in his speeches about global warming, and shares other not-well known facts about the state of the climate.

Jan 02 10:25

The top 10 most outrageous science hoaxes of 2016

Democrats have their own science fraud, of course, and there’s no better example than global warming / climate change.

An analysis of climate data reveals that 100% of U.S. warming has been faked by altering temperature data.

Jan 02 10:24

No business like snow business: Slopes see busy holiday season

With the holiday season underway, area ski resorts are seeing a boost in business in all aspects of their facilities. Officials say the fresh snow that fell Thursday and Friday also helped get people out of their homes and onto the slopes.

Jan 02 10:23

It was a snowy New Year's Eve for the Lower Mainland

When the snow is sticking outside Waterfront Station in Downtown Vancouver, you can easily imagine how things are going to play out as you get away from the water.

The answer on this windy, snowy New Year’s Eve: snowfall throughout the Lower Mainland caused traffic snarls and transit delays as 2016 came to a close.

Environment Canada issued two snowfall warnings, one for Metro Vancouver and the other for the Fraser Valley, on Saturday early evening. The warnings were called off shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Jan 02 10:23

Hundreds without power as winter storm drops more snow on Interior Alaska

Hundreds of people in the Fairbanks area were without power this morning as a winter storm that dropped a foot of snow moves out of the region.

As of 9:30, about 1,200 were in the dark, according to the Golden Valley Electric Association outage site. As many as 4,000 people lost power at times overnight as winds gusted to 40 mph and temperatures rose to near freezing. A couple more inches of snow could fall today as both the winds and temperatures are expected to drop during the afternoon.

Jan 02 10:22


It is 36 degrees right now at 8:25 PM. That is probably the highest temp in over a month. We need it. There are piles of plowed snow to melt.

Jan 02 10:22

Winter storm warnings, advisories in effect for the Northland

Winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect for the Northland through Tuesday, as the first winter storm of 2017 may bring a foot or more of snow to parts of the region.

Jan 01 09:43

Fairbanks digs out from heavy snow; more snow, wind expected tonight

The squall that passed through Fairbanks this afternoon was the precursor for "the main event" — a blustery snow storm expected to arrive in Fairbanks between 8 p.m. and midnight — said National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Hancock, at about 6:20 p.m.

Hancock said the squall was "a taste of things to come" tonight.

Dec 31 07:57

Year of Rain Drops on Uluru in One Day, Signaling Famine in Egypt

With never recorded rains across the Central Australian desert areas, and 5x rainfall over half of the continent during 2016, if we look at Egypt we can see a correlation of extreme drought at the same time through every grand solar minimum.

Dec 31 01:42

The Next Grand Minimum

I have been blogging at The Dalton Minimum Returns about the return of the next grand minimum since 2006. I have written about climate change and it’s implications at NC Media Watch for seven years. I have decided it is time to terminate both of these blogs and focus just on The Next Grand Minimum.

Dec 30 19:26

The water's all gone-dola! Unusually low tide exposes the unseen side of Venice's canal network

Visitors to Venice are being surprised by the lack of water in the city which has left many of the world-famous gondolas beached on the muddy canal beds.

This is the second year in a row where the city has seen historically low tidal levels.

Instead of water, tourists are being confronted by lines of mud snaking through the city.

I guess the water is hiding at the bottom oi the ocean along with the hidden heat.

Webmaster addition: Didn't Al Gore tell us human-caused global warming would melt the ice caps, raising sea levels?!? :)

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?