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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

100-YEAR-OLD SHIP’S LOG DESTROYS ENVIRONMENTALISTS PROVES ANTARCTIC ICE UNCHANGED IN CENTURY

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

NASA DROPS GLOBAL WARMING BOMBSHELL, LIBERALS IN PANIC MODE AS SCAM EXPOSED

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.

www.economics21.org/html/pipelines-are-safer-rail-transportation-oil-a...

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.

Nov 28 11:27

Authorities: Man with gun near protest camp was 'victim,' won't be charged

MANDAN, N.D. – The Morton County Sheriff’s Department said it will not file charges against a man who pulled a rifle from his pickup truck as he was confronted by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters Thursday, providing a description of events that differed from the one shared by protesters.

The man told authorities he heard people gathered outside the construction entrance telling him to leave and then to stop. As he left the area south on Highway 1806, another vehicle deliberately hit him, forcing his pickup through a fence and causing it to get stuck near the Backwater Bridge just north of the main protest camp, the release stated.

Nov 28 11:23

Checking the facts once again

1.CLAIM: The pipeline encroaches on indigenous lands.

TRUTH: The Dakota Access Pipeline traverses a path on private property and does not cross into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. 100% of landowners in North Dakota voluntarily signed easements to allow for construction of the pipeline on their property. Nearly the entire route of the 1,172 mile pipeline has been sited and approved by relevant state and federal agencies and more than 22% of the pipeline has already been completed. To the extent possible, the Dakota Access Pipeline was routed to parallel existing infrastructure, such as the Northern Border Pipeline, to avoid environmentally sensitive areas and areas of potential cultural significance.

2. CLAIM: The pipeline exposes the Tribe’s water supply to contamination.

Nov 28 10:57

What the Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Aren’t Telling You

Protesters claim that the pipeline was “fast-tracked,” denying tribal leaders the opportunity to participate in the process. In fact, project leaders participated in 559 meetings with community leaders, local officials, and organizations to listen to concerns and fine-tune the route. The company asked for, and received, a tougher federal permitting process at sites along the Missouri River. This more difficult procedure included a mandated review of each water crossing’s potential impact on historical artifacts and locations.

Protesters claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to consult tribal leaders as required by federal law. The record shows that the corps held 389 meetings with 55 tribes. Corps officials met numerous times with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which initiated the lawsuit and the protests.

Nov 28 10:51

Are Environmentalists Using Native Americans, and Does It Matter?

On the environmental side, the motives are actually mixed. On the surface, the objections to the pipelines have to do with safety and pollution. Really, though, much of the campaign is about climate change. One leading campaign supporting the anti-DAPL protests, for example, is called #keepitintheground (the “it” being fossil fuels in general) and one of its leading voices is climate activist Bill McKibben. (DiCaprio, too, has been outspoken on fighting climate change.)
Anti-DAPL activists say they don’t want the DAPL built here. But in reality, they don’t want it built anywhere. Their real goals are combating fossil fuel development, moving America toward renewables, and mitigating global climate change. (At present, oil, gas, and coal comprise 81 percent of American energy consumption. Renewables comprise 5 percent.)
And that’s why they love to hate pipelines.

Nov 28 10:31

Protecting law and order is everyone’s business

If you have been following the Dakota Access pipeline protest and thinking “poor Morton County,” think again.

This fiasco is very much our problem here in Ward County. We pay state taxes too. And our law enforcement officers and National Guard members get sent to Cannon Ball to help keep the peace like residents of any other town in North Dakota. We are all helping to cover the expenses created by a bunch of out-of-state, professional hoodlums who hide behind masks and throw rocks at officers sworn to uphold the law. We are in no way removed from this tragedy that is escalating daily.

Nov 28 09:31

Below zero? Snow covers sand in Saudi regions

White and brown merged into one color as snow covered the desert sand in central and northwestern regions in Saudi Arabia after temperatures dropped below zero Celsius.

In the central city of Shakra’ and the northwestern city of Tabuk, thin layers of snow carpeted the ground. In Tabarjal, a town located in the northern Al-Jawf region temperatures reached -3 Celsius, and in Al-Quryat, a northern province, the temperature was -1 Celsius.

Nov 27 08:09

Unusual weather in Australia, snow falling days before summer

A spell of unusual weather was reported in Tasmania on November 24, 2016, as the snowfall blanketed parts of the state only several days before the arrival of the summer.

Nov 26 11:27

Tehran After The Heavy Snowfall This Week

Nov 25 13:09

The ‘Cult’ of Climate Change (née Global Warming)

Global warming has become a religion.

This is the opinion of Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Dr. Ivar Giaever , Prof. Richard Lindzen, and many others. Climate change alarmism has a surprising number of attributes of a medieval or even ancient religion. Nevertheless, real religions have some pre-requisites, like a tradition spanning at least few generations. So the proper name for climate alarmism is a cult. And these are the telltale attributes:

Nov 25 10:52

The polar vortex is shifting — and it's bad news for winter on the East Coast

Climate change has hit the Arctic worse than ever over the past few years, but that doesn't mean the Northern Hemisphere will be experiencing a mild winter this year.

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Nov 25 09:13

Winter really IS coming: 'Siberian snow theory' predicts an early and brutal cold season for the US

The United States could be in for a long, cold winter as snow cover in Siberia reaches its highest point for this time of year in decades, the father of the ‘Siberian Snow Theory’ has warned.

Snow cover in Siberia is sometimes used to predict winter weather in the US, and MIT climatologist Judah Cohen claims this year’s conditions are a ‘textbook situation,’ Bloomberg reports.

It’s thought that more snow in northern Eurasia signals the frigid temperatures set to hit the regions below.

And while the cold blast could strike anywhere among North America, Asia, or Europe, the expert warns the US may get hit harder than forecasters are expecting.

Nov 24 13:23

Antarctic Sea Ice Has Not Shrunk In 100 Years

Antarctic sea ice had barely changed from where it was 100 years ago, scientists have discovered, after pouring over the logbooks of great polar explorers such as Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton. Experts were concerned that ice at the South Pole had declined significantly since the 1950s, which they feared was driven by man-made climate change. But new analysis suggests that conditions are now virtually identical to when the Terra Nova and Endurance sailed to the continent in the early 1900s, indicating that declines are part of a natural cycle and not the result of global warming.

Nov 24 13:09

All indications point to a cruel winter as the polar vortex is set to return to bite the US

Snow cover in Siberia has reached its highest point for this time of year in decades which influences the weather in the US

Nov 24 10:54

Tokyo area gets first November dusting of snow in 54 years

Snow fell in Tokyo and other parts of eastern Japan on Thursday, with the capital recording its first November snowfall since 1875 when the government started collecting records.

Nov 24 00:19

Tokyo sees first November snowfall in 54 years

Tokyo has seen snowfall in November for the first time in the last 54 years on Thursday. Snowfalls in Tokyo are far from regular. Last year the first snowfall occurred at the start of January. At the start of the week, the weather in the Japanese capital was warm, with temperatures of up to 18 degrees Celsius. However, temperature dropped to 4 degrees Celsius in just one day, which is also a rare occasion for Tokyo.

Nov 23 11:24

Save the Planet from Climate Change: Tax Meat by 40%

There’s a brand new way to save the planet, and a group of professors from Oxford University wants to force the issue by assessing enormous taxes on foods said to have higher “climate impact.”

To make a long story short, they want to force everyone that doesn’t have a high income to become vegan by taxing the living daylights out of animal products. If you think your grocery bill is out of control now, just you wait if these scientists get their way.

By taxing items like beef by 40%, dairy products and poultry by 20%, and certain vegetable oils, the planet will be saved.

Forty percent.

Nov 22 16:14

NOAA Shows Record Warming Where There are NO Temperature Stations Across the Planet

NOAA shows record warm temperatures where there are no temperature monitoring stations or ocean buoys, that is straight up fraud.

Nov 22 14:33

The REAL FAKE NEWS exposed: '97% of scientists agree on climate change' is an engineered hoax... here's what the media never told you

In the current ridiculous battle over "real news" vs. "fake news," the establishment media liars all claim that climate change is the perfect example of how "fake news" keeps interfering with their truthful facts. They repeatedly claim that 97% of scientists agree on man-made climate change, and therefore anyone who disagrees is obviously shoveling "fake" news.

But wait a second. Where does that "97%" claim really come from? They sure repeat it a lot. Is it a legitimate representation of the science?

Author Mark Steyn dug into that question in the search for a more authoritative answer. What he uncovered was so much fraud and deception by climate change propagandists that he compiled an entire book on the matter entitled A Disgrace to the Profession. Here's an excerpt that explains the shocking intellectual fraud behind the "97% of scientists" claim:

Nov 22 13:07

CNY drivers - including meteorologist - describe being stuck on I-81 for hours

How long would they have to wait?

Would they be stuck on I-81 all night?

What if drivers stuck in traffic run out of gas?

Those were some of the thoughts running through Fetterman's head as the skies grew dark, snow fell and traffic backed up more than six miles on I-81 North from Tully to LaFayette.

Fetterman said he never figured out why I-81 shut down, but Onondaga County 911 reported I-81 North closed at the Tully exit because so many cars, tractor-trailers and other vehicles couldn't get up the hills in that area.

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Nov 22 13:04

Snow storm pummels Northeast and more

Nov 22 13:03

Near-record November storm buries Rochester

Nov 22 13:02

It's been snowing for 38 hours in Syracuse -- and we're at almost 20 inches

- It's been snowing for 38 straight hours in Syracuse, and there's more to come.

The National Weather Service station at Hancock International Airport has been recording snow since 3 a.m. Sunday, when rain switched over to light snow.

From then until 4 p.m. today, at least 18.9 inches of snow has fallen, and Syracuse could get another 4 inches.

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Nov 22 10:15

STORM SYSTEM BRINGS EARLY SNOW TO AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF NYC

Saturday was practically t-shirt weather, and Sunday night was jackets, scarves and gloves. The high wind is really making it feel like winter, with many parts of our area seeing some snow.

Nov 21 10:28

Scientists Are Predicting Polar Vortex To Bring Big Freeze And Coldest Winter For Five Years :”People Should Be Prepared For a Real Flagstaff Winter”

Polar vortex enters Northern U.S.

The stratospheric polar vortex is a large-scale region of air that is contained by a strong west-to-east jet stream that circles the polar region. This jet stream is usually referred to as the polar night jet. The polar vortex extends from the tropopause (the dividing line between the stratosphere and troposphere) through the stratosphere and into the mesosphere (above 50 km). Low values of ozone and cold temperatures are associated with the air inside the vortex.

Nov 21 10:24

Oklahoma-West Virginia is a beautiful, 60,000-person party in the snow

This is the first weekend of the college football season that’s brought us official Snow Games, and that’s a wonderful thing to have back in our lives. Michigan’s game against Indiana earlier in the day brought us some of the most serious Big Ten snow that’s been seen in years. If you’re cool with some weather, you’re cool with this.

Right after the start of the game, Oklahoma already had one wide-open drop, and players looked to be moving around the turf gingerly, scared of falling. The night could get messy, depending on how Mother Nature wants things.

Nov 21 09:19

WikiLeaks exposes liberal group’s efforts to thwart climate writings of CU’s Roger Pielke Jr.

A University of Colorado professor who’s been criticized for his writings about climate change has been caught up in WikiLeaks’ dump of emails involving John Podesta, campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton.

Roger Pielke Jr., who has been a faculty member on the Boulder campus since 2001, was the subject of a July 2014 email about an essay he wrote on climate change for the website FiveThirtyEight.

Pielke writes a regular column about sports governance for the Daily Camera.

Nov 21 08:07

First Winter Storm of the Year Kills Two, Causes Hundreds of Crashes

A winter storm moving across the Northern United States has caused two deaths and hundreds of crashes as it moves into the Northeast. A large part of the United States has been plagued by its first heavy snow of the year.

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Nov 20 14:49

Big snowfall forecast to hit Northeast U.S.

The season’s first major storm is forecast to hit parts of the Northeast on Sunday, dumping several inches of snow in parts of Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont.

Nov 19 09:33

Snow reports from around the Northland (Duluth) through 9 a.m. Saturday

Nov 18 12:15

BEX ALERT - The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else - the Arctic.

It's polar night there now - the sun isn't rising in much of the Arctic. That's when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken.

But in fall 2016 - which has been a zany year for the region, with multiple records set for low levels of monthly sea ice - something is totally off. The Arctic is superhot, even as a vast area of cold polar air has been displaced over Siberia.

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The global warming hoaxers, embarrassed by their many failed predictions of snow-free winters, are now claiming their "proof" of global warming is to be found in remote locales they know you cannot visit to check for yourself.

Nov 17 12:34

Reindeer tragedy as 80,000 starve to death in catastrophe linked to CLIMATE CHANGE

The iconic animals were left helpless when heavy rains froze over tundra pastures and left them locked away from their precious fodder by thick layers of ice.

Nov 16 15:34

How many cars does it take to transport US President Barack Obama?

Transporting the US President takes a lot more cars than you might think. On Tuesday Barack Obama was spotted travelling through Athens, Greece with a huge motorcade of 27 vehicles.

Nov 16 06:40

Global carbon growth stalls as US coal continues to slump

Declining consumption of coal in the US last year played a significant role in keeping down global emissions of carbon dioxide, according to a new report.

The Global Carbon Project annual analysis shows that CO2 emissions were almost flat for the third year in a row, despite a rise in economic growth.

The slowdown in the Chinese economy since 2012 has also been a key factor limiting carbon.

Nov 15 11:38

‘Gender-Equal Snow Ploughing’ Plunges Stockholm into Chaos

Previously, fresh snowfalls were cleared first from main roads and by areas like construction sites before being removed from pavements and cycle lanes. As men are more likely to drive and women more likely to travel on foot, more women slipped on the ice which led to complaints that the system was sexist.

Vice-mayor of Stockholm, the Green Party’s Daniel Helldén, admitted that “equality snow removal” had failed the city, and apologised to residents who had injured themselves as a result.

Nov 14 13:33

Record Global Cooling Over The Last Eight Months

Over the last eight months, global temperatures over land have cooled a record 1.2 C. November is seeing record cold in Russia and South Australia, so we should see the record cooling trend continue.

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Meanwhile, the corporate media is quoting a UN front group that calls itself the JMorld Meteorological Organization as saying 2016 is the hottest year on record.

Nov 14 12:55

Record Global Cooling Over The Last Eight Months - The Deplorable Climate Science Blog

Over the last eight months, global temperatures over land have cooled a record 1.2 C. November is seeing record cold in Russia and South Australia, so we should see the record cooling trend continue.

Nov 14 10:35

Trump Victory Deals Blow to Global Fight Against Climate Change

The global fight against climate change will suffer a blow from Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election, threatening the industries working to clean up pollution from fossil fuel.

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You know, industries like Evergreen Solar ( Lost $25 million), SpectraWatt ( Lost $500,000), Solyndra ( Lost $535 million), Beacon Power ( Lost $43 million), Nevada Geothermal ( Lost $98.5 million), SunPower ( Lost $1.2 billion), First Solar ( Lost $1.46 billion), Babcock and Brown ( Lost $178 million), EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ( Lost $118.5 million), Amonix ( Lost $5.9 million), Fisker Automotive ( Lost $529 million), Abound Solar ( Lost $400 million), A123 Systems ( Lost $279 million), Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ( Lost $700,981), Johnson Controls ( Lost $299 million), Brightsource ( Lost $1.6 billion), ECOtality ( Lost $126.2 million), Raser Technologies ( Lost $33 million), Energy Conversion Devices ( Lost $13.3 million), Mountain Plaza, Inc. ( Lost $2 million), Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ( Lost $10 million), Range Fuels ( Lost $80 million), Thompson River Power ( Lost $6.5 million), Stirling Energy Systems ( Lost $7 million), Azure Dynamics ( Lost $5.4 million), GreenVolts ( Lost $500,000), Vestas ( Lost $50 million), LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ( Lost $151 million), Nordic Windpower ( Lost $16 million), Navistar ( Lost $39 million), Satcon ( Lost $3 million), Konarka Technologies Inc. ( Lost $20 million), Mascoma Corp. ( Lost $100 million), etc. all of whom were trying to turn a fast buck on this ludicrous idea that humans, rather than the sun, dominate climate on Earth. Back in 2000 the global warming cult claimed snowfalls were a thing of the past (UK Independent, March 20, 2000) and we have had several record-setting winters since, with another clearly on the way. Human-caused global warming was a scam, and the scam has come to its end. Deal with it!

Nov 14 09:57

Obama Rushes to Implement Climate Treaty Without Congress and Before Trump Can Cancel It

By Eric Blair

The Obama Administration is rushing to implement a global treaty on climate change without a vote in Congress and before Trump can “cancel” the agreement.

Put another way, US will be under global governance without input from the people’s elected representatives. Those protesting the prospect of “fascism” might want to pay attention to this story...

Nov 14 09:16

They brave chill for homeless veterans

Sub-freezing temperatures have brought in a small mountain of winter coats and warm clothes to the Sheehy Palmer VFW Post No. 6776 to aid homeless veterans.

"In the last two weeks, the response has been overwhelming," Jim Ader, the post commander, said Saturday.

Nov 14 09:02

Forget Mars Trump wants NASA to visit Jupiter's moon Europa and explore the Solar System!

Neither candidate spoke much about space during the 2016 election, but just before Trump was elected president, he outlined a plan for NASA to move from an Earth-monitoring agency to one devoted to exploration.

When Obama took office, he told NASA to ditch the plan to revisit the moon and concentrate on sending humans to Mars in the 2030s, but Trump has set the space agency only one goal.

The president-elect wants NASA to explore the furthest reaches of the solar system by the end of the century, according to Space Policy Online.

Nov 13 10:52

Trump Looking At 'Quick Ways' To Ditch Paris Climate Accord: Report

US President-elect Donald Trump is considering ways to quickly withdraw from a global agreement to limit climate change, according to a source on his transition team.

Trump has labeled climate change a hoax, defying widening international support for the 2015 Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Nov 12 11:13

One of Trump's First Decisions After the Election Is Sure to Give the Radical Left a Heart Attack

As Donald Trump's transition team is preparing for the billionaire businessman to take over as commander in chief, they're ruffling a few feathers along the way.

Scientific American reports Trump has selected climate change critic, Myron Ebell, to lead his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team.

Nov 11 08:28

Kitzbühel | Kirchberg webcams

Our webcams show you live images from the ski area. Take a look around and see what your winter holiday could look like. See you in our Kitzbühel | Kirchberg ski area.

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They have been skiiing in Kitzbuhel since October 22nd!

Nov 08 06:42

Snow hits French ski slopes (and even Paris)

The winter appears to have arrived in France this weekend, with several centimetres of snow hitting the ski slopes (and several snowflakes falling on the capital).

Nov 07 12:46

Exceptional snow falls in Yakutia lead to fears for children - and horses

It feels like the latest manifestation of climate change in Siberia: huge falls of early snow not seen in more than a generation. In many areas the level of snow is two or three metres higher than usual.

Districts like Abyisky and Srednekolymsky have faced five months of snow in just four weeks.

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Nov 07 11:08

Why these enormous snowballs in Siberia could mean America is in for a very brrr-acing winter

Giant-sized snowballs have appeared along the Siberian coastline - which experts warn could have freezing consequences for the United States.

The frozen balls, which each measure almost three feet across, stretch across an 11-mile section of coastline near the village of Nyda which sits above the Arctic Circle, according to Russian media.

A village administrator told The Siberian Times that the snowballs formed in late October when the Gulf of Ob rose up onto land and covered the beach in ice.

Nov 06 17:53

Why these enormous snowballs in Siberia could mean America is in for a very brrr-acing winter

Siberia is near record cold for this time of year, and snow cover is at around the highest level for this time of year since at least 1998.

Nov 06 09:26

NASA Reports Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum

NASA has reported that Antarctic sea ice (different from Artic ice) reached a new record maximum. Meanwhile, top Russian scientist Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov, who is the head of space research for the Pulkovo Observatory at the Russian Academy of Sciences, has come out and stated that the new mini-Ice Age began at the end of 2015. Using data from ice core samples, our models also targeted 2015.75 as the turning point in the decline in energy output of the sun.

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Nov 02 10:33

Sierra snow makes for cold trick-or-treating in Truckee

AT THE CALTRANS STATION IN KINGVALE IT'S BEEN SNOWING FOR ABOUT AND HOUR AND HALF, MEANING THE WORK HERE IS JUST GETTING STARTED. IT ISN'T VERY SPOOKY, BUT IT SURE IS SNOWY AT DONNER SUMMIT.

Oct 31 12:23

The Next ‘Little Ice Age’ Is Already Here, Russian Scientist Claims

A new study by a prominent Russian astrophysicist claims the “new Little Ice Age” started at the end of 2015 due to low solar activity, kicking off decades of “deep cooling” in the latter half of the 21st Century.

Oct 30 09:02

Sugarloaf Mountain reports an early snowfall

Sugarloaf Mountain ski resort reports it has a foot or more snow in some places.

Oct 29 23:49

Have Environmental Radicals Convinced A Sioux Tribe to Commit Perjury To Stop A Pipeline?

Construction of the DAPL is now underway. So that’s that, right? Of course not.

Enter the environmental radicals. Specifically global-radical-George-Soros-funded EarthJustice.

Oct 29 21:22

ORGANIZATIONS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS AND HIS OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS

Organizations Funded Directly by George Soros and his Open Society Foundations

By Discover The Networks

Organizations that, in recent years, have received direct funding and assistance from George Soros and his Open Society Foundations (OSF) include the following. (Comprehensive profiles of each are available in the "Groups" section of DiscoverTheNetworks.org):

www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6970

Oct 29 13:41

Mid-spring freeze hits New Zealand

A mid-spring freeze has hit New Zealand with sub-zero temperatures, frost and snow, hitting parts of the country this morning.

Queenstown has slipped to below freezing, with an extreme low of -0.9degrees overnight. Frosts in the area and other parts of inland South Island has made for some icy conditions on the roads.

A pilot, fighting frost near Queenstown, was seriously injured when his chopper crashed at 4.30am, just outside of Wanaka. He managed to climb out of the wreck, and was taken to a local hospital.

This morning's high was a paltry 12.4 degrees at the other end of the country - Kaitaia.

While the temperatures are expected to stay on the cooler side of spring today, after some morning showers in parts of the country, the sun is expected to shine.

Enjoy the sun when it comes out on Sunday. After early showers, long sunny spells. For the latest forecast see https://t.co/Yjbq0jfCz1 ^DH pic.twitter.com/xXqI37WTJy

Oct 29 09:35

Brace yourself for a bitterly cold winter, as climate change shifts the polar vortex

Scientists have long said global warming will bring extreme weather.

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Right. Global warming makes a colder world. And if you believe that one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you.

Oct 28 15:21

With over a foot of snow expected, Yosemite shuts Tioga Road

Tioga Road, which passes through the upper elevations of Yosemite to the north, is already wet and slippery with ice. With another 18 inches of snow expected to blanket the area this weekend, park officials decided to shut that road down.

"It's fairly typical in October/November to get seasonal storms that force us to close the road," said park ranger Jamie Richards. "If the storm clears up, the road will re-open. It's closed until further notice."

Oct 28 10:53

It’s snowing in Massachusetts, and it’s not even Halloween yet

Snow lovers rejoiced as flakes flew for the first time this season in parts of Massachusetts on Thursday.

Forecasters said southern New England would see its first flakes of the season, while parts of northern New England saw their first snowfalls last week.

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Oct 28 08:50

SNOW for 120 days: Shock UK winter weather forecast predicts COLDEST snap in five years

BRITAIN is just weeks away from a major Arctic freeze as alarms are sounded to brace for the coldest and snowiest winter for years.

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Oct 27 12:35

More Snow Expected into Friday in Northeast; Chilly Temperatures Dominate

Chilly temperatures have set the stage for snow for portions of the interior Northeast into Friday, as a low pressure system moves through the region.

Early Thursday morning, snow was reported in parts of western and central New York, including Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton.

Oct 26 19:03

Vermont man bought solar panel for $275, 30 years later, panel has produced $727 of electricity (adjusted for inflation) and it actually produces MORE electricity that when it came from the factory.

A monocrystalline, or polycrystalline solar panel is a rock, that you put on your roof, and it produces electricity, virtually FOREVER. The "crystals" are cut. But as the sun turns bits of it to electricity, the cut surface develops molecular mountains and valleys, thereby actually increasing surface area. The very first 'solar cell' was made 60 years ago, and still produces to this day.

http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/testing-thirty-...

Oct 26 13:23

It's snowing in Michigan right now, and more flakes are on the way

Cold enough air aloft will change rain to some occasional snow tonight in northern and central Lower Michigan. Most data is showing the snow will come down hard enough to lightly accumulate on grass for a brief period.

Oct 26 11:44

List: 36 Of Obama’s Taxpayer-Funded Green Energy Failures

So far, 36 companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy and other agencies. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher.

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