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Feb 17 08:41

Ercot Said the Texas Power Grid May Collapse and NO POWER RESTORED FOR MONTHS

Subfreezing temperatures have been in place in Austin for more than 100 hours, and our fourth winter storm in less than a week is beginning tonight.

As of Tuesday evening, approximately 1 million customers of Central Texas power utilities are without power and heat. Brutal cold and lack of electricity are presenting a dangerous situation for those more vulnerable to hypothermia, such as the elderly. In addition to caring for family and neighbors, continue precautions to protect your home and your plumbing through at least Wednesday morning.

Feb 17 07:44

How the US energy powerhouse failed its residents: Texas gas pipes and wind turbines froze because operators made virtually NO preparations for cold weather and state's only electricity firm was crushed by surging demand

The governor of Texas called for the leaders of his state's energy board to resign on Tuesday night, as five million people in the state were left shivering without power amid a record-breaking cold snap.

Texas is the only state in the lower 48 with its own electrical grid, ERCOT, while only two other grids, the Eastern Interconnection and the Western Interconnection, serve the rest of the contiguous United States.

The state opted to run its own power system due to suspicion of the federal authorities, The Austin American Statesman explained.

Feb 17 07:06

Severe snowstorm hits northern Japan, JMA warns it could become the strongest in years

A severe snowstorm started affecting northern Japan on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, causing flooding and transport disruptions. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warned it could become the most powerful blizzard in years and cause whiteout conditions through Wednesday, February 17.

A rapidly developed low pressure system is advancing westward over the Sea of Okhotsk, bringing extremely strong winds and causing storm surge that already flooded many homes in western parts of Hokkaido.

Wind gusts of up to 162 km/h (101 mph) were recorded at Cape Erimo, Hokkaido, 135 km/h (84 mph) in Sakata city, Yamagata Prefecture, and 111 km/h (69 mph) in Akita City, Tohoku.

The blizzard triggered the closure of nearly 600 schools, the cancelation of about 70 flights, and the disruption of more than 200 train services, according to the Kyodo News.

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Feb 17 07:02

Bill Gates wants ‘rich nations’ to switch to 100% SYNTHETIC beef to save the planet

The world’s third-richest man is shifting from preaching about pandemics to promoting his new book about climate change, urging humanity to embrace the sci-fi idea of fake meat in order to save the earth from greenhouse gases.

Tuesday saw the publication of 'How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need,' the new book by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. In one of the interviews promoting the book, he argued for cutting down the levels of methane by getting rid of livestock and replacing it with the science-fiction trope of vat-grown meat.

“I do think all rich countries should move to 100 percent synthetic beef,” Gates told Technology Review in an article published Sunday. “You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time. Eventually, that green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the [behavior of] people or use regulation to totally shift the demand.”

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I refuse to eat anything created by the man who gave us Windows Vista, Millenium Edition, and 10!

Feb 17 06:07

Tucker Carlson tries to blame ‘green energy’ for Texas blackouts

During his Fox News show on Monday, Mr Carlson attempted to blame renewable energy sources, including wind turbines, for the power outages affecting Texas along with several other southern states.

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You mean Tucker blamed the windmills ... that froze solid, and the solar panels ... that were covered in snow? How DARE he!!!!

Feb 16 15:51

A Deep Green Freeze

Gas and power prices have spiked across the central U.S. while Texas regulators ordered rolling blackouts Monday as an Arctic blast has frozen wind turbines. Herein is the paradox of the left’s climate agenda: The less we use fossil fuels, the more we need them.

A mix of ice and snow swept across the country this weekend as temperatures plunged below zero in the upper Midwest and into the teens in Houston. Cold snaps happen—the U.S. also experienced a Polar Vortex in 2019—as do heat waves. Yet the power grid is becoming less reliable due to growing reliance on wind and solar, which can’t provide power 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

While Texas is normally awash in gas and oil, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which oversees the state’s wholesale power market, urged residents this weekend to conserve power to avoid power outages. Regulators rationed gas for commercial and industrial uses to ensure fuel for power plants and household heating.

Feb 16 10:15

Electric fireball surges through Louisiana powerlines following a transformer failure: Shock video

transformer failure in Jefferson Parish triggered a subsequent burst of electricity to flow downstream in the form of a massive electric fireball.

Louisiana resident Chris Fitzmorris shot the dramatic scene with his camera phone as the action happened in realtime as sparks shot down the powerlines.

The stunning video has since triggered an online debate about what is really going on.

“Something is happening. This is in Louisiana,” Intellihub editor Shepard Ambellas Tweeted in response to the video. “The power grids are failing. Now Mexico is down too!”

Feb 16 09:27

Another Cross-Country Winter Storm to Spread Snow, Damaging Ice From South to Midwest and East

Another widespread winter storm, named Viola by The Weather Channel, will bring significant snow and damaging ice to parts of the South, Midwest and East through late week.

Winter storm warnings, winter storm watches and winter weather advisories have been issued from portions of New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma into the lower and mid-Mississippi valleys. The winter storm warnings include Oklahoma City, the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, Austin, Shreveport and Little Rock.

Feb 16 07:59

4 Million Texans Without Power Amid Grid Collapse, As Second Storm Nears

Texas power grid operator ERCOT, which represents 90% of the state's electric load, tweeted Tuesday morning that "generators to return, renewable output to increase = increased customer restoration."

Bloomberg published a headline that said the grid operator expects all power to be back on Tuesday evening.

However, Bloomberg's Javier Blas said the grid is "still short of at least 18.5 GW." He said that equates to outages for at least 3 million homes.

Feb 16 07:24

Delhi Police Probing 'Greta Thunberg Toolkit' Case Reportedly Ask Zoom for IP Addresses

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has found herself at the centre of controversy after she tweeted a protest “toolkit” about the ongoing farmers demonstrations in India last week. According to police, the toolkit outlined a plan to spread social disharmony in India.

As part of an investigation into the protest "toolkit," Delhi Police have reached out to the video-conferencing app Zoom requesting IP addresses of the computers that were used for a virtual meeting on 11 January, reportedly organised by a "pro-Khalistani" group Poetic Justice Foundation (PJF).

The police have also asked Zoom for the email addresses of the attendees, Indian news agency Press Trust of India reported citing sources on Tuesday.

Feb 16 07:09

Texas braces for water & cell service outages as massive blackout leaves MILLIONS freezing in the dark ahead of 2nd snow storm

Cities across Texas are preparing for widespread outages in cell phone and water services as the state continues to be pounded by a ferocious winter storm, which has already left millions without electricity.

Ravaged by the first storm on Sunday night, Texas’ power grid has taken a beating over the last 24 hours, leading to rolling blackouts across the state for around 4.3 million residents as officials rush to repair ailing infrastructure. The power outages have set off a cascade of other problems, knocking some water treatment plants and cell phone networks offline.

A number of cities in central Texas have warned of water issues, with a prolonged outage in the city of Pflugerville prompting local officials to ask residents to boil water before consuming it in order to destroy harmful bacteria. Manville and Taylor have issued similar notices.

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Feb 16 06:28

At least nine dead and 5 MILLION without power as winter storm Uri sweeps the nation: Wind turbines freeze, wind chills of -20 in Texas and killer tornado hits North Carolina

At least nine people have died in the most brutal winter storm to sweep the United States in decades which has caused rolling power outages in Texas and sent icy tornadoes tearing across the South.

Three people were killed in North Carolina in the early hours of Tuesday when a tornado ripped through Brunswick County, destroying homes, downing power lines and snapping trees in half.

In Kentucky, 43-year-old grandmother Angel Johnson died after she was ejected from her semi truck when she lost control and collided with a guard rail on the I-64.

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Feb 15 15:38

Joe Biden’s Two-Front Battle Against Covid and Climate Change May Trigger Severe Food Shortages for U.S. Consumers

In the United States, the local farmers, it seems, are being squeezed out of business, or paid not to grow food, while Big Agriculture is more concerned with exporting its supplies than keeping domestic food stocks safe and affordable. -- In an effort to fight two wars at the same time – against a pandemic as well as purported climate change – the Biden administration risks putting the United States on a crash course with food shortages and soaring prices as early as this year.

Feb 15 10:52

Outsiders Weather and Ice Age Watch: Moscow suffers coldest weather in past decade

Feb 15 10:41

Rickards Warns 'Green New Deal' Is Already Underway

By now, you’ve heard of the Green New Deal, an ambitious agenda to decarbonize the economy. The overall Green New Deal calls for ending the use of oil and natural gas, moving to electric vehicles, solar, wind and geothermal power, imposing carbon taxes to reduce C02 emissions and providing government subsidies to non-carbon-based energy technologies.

The U.S. would also seek to embed these policies and priorities in new trade treaties and multilateral agreements. President Biden has already begun this process by rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, which actually doesn’t mean much; it’s mostly for show.

Feb 15 10:07

"Power Bills To The Moon": Chaos, Shock As Electricity Prices Across US Explode

Weather forecast models suggest the polar vortex will continue pouring Arctic air into much of the central US through Feb. 20. This means nat gas prices could rise even higher early next week as electricity demand continues to soar over the weekend as Americans crank up their thermostats and watch Netflix shows or mine Bitcoin.

On Thursday, when we reported that nat gas prices across the plains states had soared to never before seen levels as a result of a brutal polar vortex blast which literally froze off nattie supply as wellheads freeze-offs, cutting production receipts just when they're most needed by customers' demand for heating, we said that since the winter blast is expected to last for the duration of the week, it is likely that nattie prices across the plains states could hit GME batshit levels.

Feb 15 09:00

'Grid Chaos' Sparks Massive Rolling Blackouts Across Texas

Rolling power outages are in effect across the state of Texas as the polar vortex split has poured some of the coldest air ever into the central US. There are nearly 2 million Texan customers without power as of Monday morning.

Texas power grid operator ERCOT warned Sunday of an "energy emergency" and threatened "rotating outages." By Monday morning (0125 local time), ERCOT began "rotating outages" to "reduce demand on the electric system." It continued: "Traffic lights and other infrastructure may be temporary without power."

As of 0700 ET, PowerOutage.US shows 1.834 million customers are without power across the state amid frigid temperatures.

ERCOT officials said outages are expected to last between 15 and 45 minutes. They say blackouts are "necessary to maintain the system's reliability." Power demand is expected to remain at record levels through Tuesday as record-low temperatures will stay in the region through the week.

Feb 15 07:31

World’s ‘solar and wind capital’ freezing due to snow ‘blanketing millions’ of solar panels

Feb 15 07:31

Germany forced to rely on non-renewable energy after cold snap froze renewables

Feb 14 08:05

'Snow apocalypse': VIDEOS show Moscow blanketed by flurries, with collapsed roofs & sliding trucks in record-breaking snowfall

Moscow has been hit with the worst snowfall in decades, with freak weather disrupting air travel and bringing traffic to a halt. Several people have been injured as a result of roofs collapsing in the region surrounding the city
The adverse weather struck the Russian capital and its wider metropolitan area on Friday, and snow continued falling for two straight days. A volley of the white stuff this intense hasn’t been registered in the city for some 50 years, with the current record dating back to 1973.

Feb 12 08:21

Bombshell Confession! Climate Czar Says “Breaking Americans’ Will” Is The Mission

Feb 12 08:18

Outrage as hundreds of desperate homeless people are forced to queue in the snow for hot food in Glasgow as temperatures plunged to -14C

Shocking photos have revealed how more than 200 people had to wait in line in the snow amid temperatures as low as -14C to be fed by a soup kitchen.

The pictures, taken earlier this week as adverse weather from Storm Darcy hit the city of Glasgow, were shared widely on Facebook, with volunteers insisting 'this has to end'.

However, charities are warning things will get even worse for those struggling to make ends meet when lockdown ends, with soup kitchens now facing unprecedented demand for handouts.

Feb 11 16:17

Mercury plunges to minus 22.9C on coldest UK night in more than 25 years

Temperatures plunged to below minus 22C overnight, the lowest in the UK in more than two decades, following an “extreme freeze”.

The mercury dropped to minus 22.9C (minus 9.2F) in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, the coldest temperature recorded in the UK since 1995, the Met Office said.

Forecasters said the last time a temperature below minus 20C was recorded in the UK was December 23 2010.

Feb 11 11:41

BREAKING: 'Mass casualty incident' unfolding on Texas highway as more than 100 cars pile up because of icy roadways, trapping people in vehicles — UPDATED

According to the Daily Mail, the crash site runs more than one and a half miles long, and first responders are referring to the catastrophe as a "mass casualty incident."

Early Thursday morning, the Fort Worth Fire Department tweeted, "MCI alert. 1601 N Freeway. Multiple vehicles involved. Multiple people trapped. More details to follow. PIO responding."

First responders are still attempting to access many of the vehicles, but are reportedly having difficulties due to the icy roads.

Twitter user Jason McLaughlin shared footage of the mass crash, captioning it, "Here at the scene in North Fort Worth in one of the worse [sic] disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles."

Feb 11 04:20

Coldest night in 25 YEARS as temperatures tumble to minus 22.9C! Extreme freeze continues as mercury dips to minus 6C in York and minus 1C in London with snow and ice warnings until Saturday

Temperatures plunged to -22.9C at Braemar and -21.1C at Kinbrace, Scotland overnight, Met Office confirmed
Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice remain in place across swathes of the UK for today and tomorrow

Feb 10 15:39

Bill Gates’ “block the sun” SCoPEx balloon launch experiment in Sweden hits a snag as environmental groups express criticism

A controversial solar geoengineering project has been criticized by environmental groups in Sweden. Scientists from the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) have planned to launch a high altitude balloon in June 2021 from the northernmost Swedish town of Kiruna, located in Lapland province. The project aimed to cool the earth and fight global warming by replicating the effect of a large volcanic eruption.

Swedish environmental groups have written to the government and the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) to voice their opposition toward the SCoPEx project. These organizations included the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, Greenpeace Sweden and Friends of the Earth Sweden. The groups noted in their letter that the inaugural SCOPEX balloon flight could be the first step toward the adoption of a potentially “dangerous, unpredictable and unmanageable” technology.

Feb 10 15:12

Dangerously Cold Temperatures Pour Into Europe This Week

While the Arctic blast over the central US is set to worsen in the coming days (see: here & here), temperatures in northern Europe are set to dive as low as -20 degrees Celsius (-36 degrees Fahrenheit), data firm Maxar Technologies said in a report on Wednesday.

Feb 10 12:26

Polar vortex is setting the stage for a crippling ice storm

February is barely a week old, but it has already featured a historic nor'easter, brutally cold arctic temperatures and a spate of deadly avalanches across the US.

Now, Mother Nature is upping the ante with the potential for a crippling ice storm and rounds of heavy snow.

Winter storm watches are in effect for nearly 10 million people across more than half a dozen states from Arkansas to West Virginia.

Feb 10 12:09

The UN Admits That The Paris Climate Deal Was A Fraud

Here's a United Nations climate report that environmentalists probably don't want anybody to read. It says that even if every country abides by the grand promises they made last year in Paris to reduce greenhouse gases, the planet would still be "doomed."

When President Obama hitched America to the Paris accords in 2016, he declared that it was "the moment that we finally decided to save our planet." And when Trump pulled out of the deal this year, he was berated by legions of environmentalists for killing it.

But it turns out that the Paris accord was little more than a sham that will do nothing to "save the planet."

Feb 10 08:41

Prepare For "Onslaught Of Winter Storms" In Coming Days

The Weather Channel reports "an active week" is forecasted with "multiple rounds of snow, ice in the Midwest and East as bitterly cold temperatures grip parts of the nation."

Along with multiple storms forecasted from coast to coast, there will also be a "prolonged arctic outbreak gripping parts of the Plains, Midwest and will spread into parts of the Northeast, Northwest, and South later this week.

By the end of the week, The Weather Channel forecasts "110 million of you will have lows below 20° by Friday."

For much of the country, except for South Florida and Southern California, temperatures will be well below average next week.

Feb 10 08:37

Achtung Baby! (It's Cold Outside) – Germany's "Green" Energy Fail Rescued By Coal And Gas

Germany’s held up as the world’s wind and solar capital. But, at the moment, the ‘green’ stuff can’t be purchased, at any price.

Its millions of solar panels are blanketed in snow and ice and breathless, freezing weather is encouraging its 30,000 wind turbines to do absolutely nothing, at all. [Note: don’t forget about the constant supply of electricity from the grid that these things chew up heating their internal workings so they don’t freeze up solid!]

So much for the ‘transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future – aka the ‘Energiewende’.

Despite being the object of consternation and much vilification over the last 20 years, Germany’s coal-fired plants are now being appreciated for what they are: truly meaningful power generation sources, available on demand, whatever the weather. With a Nationwide blackout a heartbeat away, the German obsession with unreliable wind and solar is like a time bomb set to explode.

Feb 09 08:38

What Are They Thinking?

Feb 09 08:34

Which Countries Will Ban Fossil Fuel Car Sales First?

As President Biden moves to suspend oil and gas leasing on federal land - and has halted further development of the Keystone Pipeline - California has announced fossil-fuel vehicle sales bans by 2035. So what about on a country-level? Who has already announced future bans?

To help us answer those questions is BofA's equity strategist Haim Israel who laid out to clients in a note titled "Climate Wars" this week which countries are set to ban gasoline cars.

Feb 09 07:32

GRETA THUNBERG TRIGGERS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IN INDIA AFTER TWITTER DEBACLE

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg sparked a criminal police investigation in India after she accidentally tweeted - and quickly deleted - a cheat-sheet of "Suggested Posts" regarding the ongoing violent farmers' revolt, according to the NY Post, while the list was archived by Breaking 911.

The "toolkit" of suggested content gave a series of tips on what to post, and asks the 18-year-old Thunberg to repost and tag celebrities - including pop star Rihanna.

Feb 09 07:02

Climate Change Crazy: Progressives Want People To Stop Heating Their Homes In Winter

A Massachusetts climate official has announced that people who heat their homes and fuel their cars will need to have their “will” broken in order to combat emissions and climate change.

“I know one thing that we found in our analysis is that 60% of our emissions come from … residential heating and passenger vehicles,” claimed David Ismay, Massachusetts, undersecretary for climate change, during a virtual meeting with the Vermont Climate Council. “Let me say that again: 60% of our emissions that need to be reduced come from you, the person on your street, the senior on fixed-income. Right now, there is no bad guy left, at least in Massachusetts, to point the finger at and turn the screws on and now break their will, so they stop emitting. That’s you. We have to break your will.”

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Feb 08 19:32

COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 caused temporary global warming, study shows

When much of the world was plunged into lockdown last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a lot of speculation that the lack of activity would benefit the environment. However, a new study shows that these changes to our lifestyles actually slightly warmed the planet for several months in 2020 in a counterintuitive finding that underscores the role of airborne particles in influencing temperatures.

In fact, the temperatures in some places of the eastern United States as well as China and Russia rose by as much as half to two-thirds of a degree, according to the study, which was published in Geophysical Research Letters. This was because there were fewer soot and sulfate particles in the air from car exhaust and burning coal. These particles normally have a temporary cooling effect on the atmosphere as they reflect the sun’s heat.

When the emissions of aerosols dropped suddenly last spring, it meant that more of the sun’s heat was able to reach the planet,...

Feb 08 16:38

Study Disputes That Earth Is in a ‘Climate Emergency’

At the beginning, he quotes a number of climate doom-mongers, including the Pope. According to the Pope: THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL INACTION ARE STARTLING…AROUND THE WORLD, WE ARE SEEING HEAT WAVES, DROUGHTS, FOREST FIRES, FLOODS AND OTHER EXTREME METEOROLOGICAL EVENTS, RISING SEA LEVELS, EMERGENCIES OF DISEASES AND FURTHER PROBLEMS THAT ARE ONLY PREMONITION OF THINGS FAR WORSE, UNLESS WE ACT AND ACT URGENTLY.

Maybe it’s time the Pope looked at some actual evidence…

Feb 08 09:42

GM spokesperson Kristin Zimmerman admits 95% of “clean” energy to charge electric cars comes from COAL

Okay, so she did try to whitewash her accidental admission by switching it to “natural gas” – which is not much different, according to the climate mafia – at the last second. Still, General Motors (GM) spokesperson Kristin Zimmerman has become something of an internet sensation for letting the cat out of the bag that “electric” cars actually run on about 95 percent coal.

Feb 08 09:41

Greta Thunberg admits to being a puppet, is now under investigation for collusion and conspiracy

Climate child Greta Thunberg is the subject of a new criminal investigation after she tweeted a list of her scripted marching orders, apparently accidentally, to her 4.8 million Twitter followers.

It appears as though the 18-year-old global warming activist was trying to tweet an “organic” post in support of the farmers protest in India when she mistakenly shared a document from her handlers outlining tactics for rallying left-wing Twitter users to join the movement.

“These are just some suggested posts, but feel free to tweet your own,” read the first bullet point on the document, which Greta quickly deleted once she realized, apparently, what she had done.

“It’s helpful if you add images or videos to your tweets (some images below),” the document went on to explain. “You can also tag others who can either reshare and/or the potential tags listed above to put pressure on them as well.”

Feb 08 06:44

Inconvenient Truths Not Approved By Al Gore

It was far hotter in the 1930s than it is today. But New York city and Los Angeles were not flooded by melting polar ice back in 1939. High-temperature records for 23 of our 50 states date back to the decade of the 1930s, during the worst-ever U.S. droughts in the period termed the “dust bowl.” Two-thirds of state high-temperature records were set prior to 1960, countering claims that the recent decade was “the warmest ever.”

According to official government data from the National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Arctic Sea Ice is once again GROWING, with current 2020 levels exceeding 8 out of the previous 10 years.

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Feb 06 15:59

Greta Thunberg Accidentally Posts Doc with Talking Points on India Protests, Faces Criminal Probe

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg drew the ire of police prosecutors in India on Thursday after she used social media to offer running commentary and advice on violent protests by the country’s farmers.

The 18-year-old left-wing eco-activist shared — and then quickly deleted — a message that detailed a list of “suggested posts” about the ongoing civil disorder, according to a report in the NY Post, which her critics say reveals she is being coached on what position to take by outsiders.

The list gave a series of tips on what to post on social media, asking her to also repost and tag other celebrities tweeting about it, including pop star Rihanna.

As well as the Twitter storm, the “toolkit” she shared also suggested highlighting planned demonstrations at Indian embassies.

Feb 06 08:08

MA Climate Official Says 60% of State Emissions Come from Average People: ‘We Have to Break Your Will’

David Ismay, the undersecretary for climate change under Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s (R) administration, explained during a Vermont Climate Council meeting last month the majority of the Bay State’s emissions come from average people and there is “no bad guy left … to point the finger at, to turn the screws on, and you know, to break their will.” Rather, he told his fellow climate advocates, “We have to break your will,” a remark he admitted would not bode well publicly.

“You know one thing we found through our analysis is that 60 percent of our emissions come from, as I have been starting to say, you and me — except you guys are in Vermont,” he told the climate advocates at the January 25 meeting.

“60 percent of our emissions come from residential heating and passenger vehicles,” he said, repeating the percentage and emphasizing the majority of emissions that need to be reduced come from average people.

Feb 06 06:25

Bill Gates predicts next two disasters facing mankind - climate change and bio-terrorism

The Microsoft co-founder famously warned the world in 2015 of the likelihood of a new pandemic caused by a respiratory virus, like the coronavirus. In a talk organised by TED media and titled 'The next outbreak? We're not ready', Mr Gates stressed that it would be the emergence of a new virus and not war that would wipe out millions of human beings. He said: "If anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it’s likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war.

“Not missiles, but microbes."

Now, in an interview with Derek Muller, host of the YouTube channel "Veritasium", the software entrepreneur outlined what he believed to be the next deadly threats facing humankind.

"One is climate change. Every year that would be a death toll even greater than we have had in this pandemic," Mr Gates said.

He then went on to name the second, even more terrifying danger lurking out there, as bio-terrorism.

Feb 05 07:13

Biden's Energy Plan May Be Costly For Consumers

Joe Biden has presented a $2 trillion clean energy plan that may be very expensive for consumers if the United States follows the mistakes of the European example.

There are some important facts that should concern us when thinking about the US and Europe’s energy policy, supporting industry and creating jobs:

Feb 04 14:32

The ‘battery fairy’ and other delusions in the demand to replace gasoline powered vehicles with electric cars and trucks

I continue to be amazed that serious people think that gasoline powered vehicles can be completely replaced by electric vehicles in a decade-and-a-half, and that this would be a good thing, even if possible. Under threat of government action, however, the world’s major auto manufacturers are falling in line boosting production of plug-in models, and upstart Tesla Motors is now the world’s most valuable auto manufacture, based on the value of its capital stock issued and in the public’s hands. Mary T. Barra, CEO of General Motors, has pledged to sell only zero emission vehicles by 2035. That would meet the deadline imposed by California Governor Gavin Newsom, who signed an executive order banning the sale of internal combustion vehicles in the nation’s largest car market by 2035.

Feb 04 11:11

Prince Charles ‘full of admiration’ for Joe Biden over US President’s top priority

Last week, the Prince of Wales sent Mr Biden a letter to congratulate him for his inauguration and addressing the fight against climate change. The new US President re-joined the Paris Climate Agreement, the international treaty that aims to tackle environmental issues.

He did so within hours of his swearing in ceremony after former President Donald Trump withdrew from the accord claiming the agreement was not created to protect the environment but to “kill” the American economy.

A royal source told the Mirror Prince Charles was “encouraged” by Mr Biden’s decision to re-enter the agreement and is said to be “full of admiration” for the US President.

They said: “The Prince was hugely encouraged that one of the very first acts the new President undertook was to reinstate the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement.

“The two men share the same indisputable view, that the global climate crisis is the biggest threat to humankind and needs to be dealt with utter urgency.

Feb 04 06:45

Tucker's fiery reaction to John Kerry's excuse for using a private jet

Tucker Carlson reveals John Kerry took a private jet to Iceland to accept climate award.

Feb 04 06:44

Joe Biden’s climate plan will do ‘virtually nothing’: Bjorn Lomborg

Feb 03 10:58

Bill Gates Has a New $1bn Yacht That Shows He Is Morally Superior to You Because It’s Hydrogen-Powered

For an environmentally conscious billionaire, what better way to combine luxury with your green credentials?

Bill Gates has commissioned the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht – believed to cost $860 million, giving him bragging rights over other ultra-rich seafarers.

The Sunday Telegraph can reveal the retired 64-year-old is behind the construction of the cutting-edge cruiser by Dutch superyacht specialist Feadship.

The custom build is based on blueprints for the 372ft (113 metre) vessel Aqua publicised at the Monaco Yacht Show last year by Dutch marine architects Sinot. It said the plans took “inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner”.

Gates, who co-founded Microsoft and is the world’s second-richest person, is a regular superyacht holidaymaker but has not owned one, preferring to rent for summer trips around the Mediterranean.

Feb 03 06:33

Joe Biden to Divert $30 Billion in Aid Trump Left For Farmers to Climate Change without Waiting For Congress

Joe Biden is now waging war on farmers.

Biden killed tens of thousands of jobs his first day in office when he canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and now he’s targeting farmers.

The Trump Administration left $30 billion to help farmers suffering from the trade wars but Biden is going to divert the money to climate change pet projects.

Biden’s plan is to create a “carbon bank” to pay farmers for using “sustainable farming practices” to “capture carbon in soil.”

Feb 02 11:01

Coldest January in 10 years as wintry weather causes disruption

Last month was the coldest January across the UK in 10 years, with more wintry weather expected to cause disruption this week.

Feb 02 09:33

Europe's Unforeseen Renewables Problem

Earlier this month, something happened in Europe.

It didn’t get as much media attention as the EU’s massive funding plans for its energy transition, but it was arguably as important, if not more.

A fault occurred at a substation in Croatia and caused an overload in parts of the grid, which spread beyond the country’s borders. This created a domino effect that caused a blackout and prompted electricity supply reductions as far as France and Italy. The problem was dealt with, but it’s only a matter of time before more problems like this occur—the reason: the rise of renewables in the energy mix.

Bloomberg reported on the incident citing several sources from Europe’s utility sector. While no one would directly blame the blackout and the increased risk of more blackouts on renewables, it is evident that Europe’s change in the energy mix is raising this risk.

Feb 01 19:48

NZ Climate Change report: What's the future of gas?

Small businesses like restaurants and cafes could be impacted after the Climate Change Commission released its first report, with a raft of targets proposed to cut New Zealand's emissions.

The commission has found the government needs to do more to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement.

And its advice means big changes for New Zealand's small businesses.

The sear of a steak is a sound that's here to stay, but how you cook that piece of porterhouse, scotch or eye fillet could be about to change.

The Climate Change Commission, in its draft plan for cutting the country's emissions, has advised that it is time to cut gas.

Its plan suggests no new natural gas connections to the network or bottled LPG after 2025.

By 2050, the commission says existing natural gas in buildings should be phased out.

*This is the lunacy coming from our Communist Govt. We get lots of power cuts so the BBQ is great to have as an emergency back up.*

Feb 01 07:39

Bright Green Impossibilities

After reading some information at Friends of Science, I got to thinking about how impossible it will be for us to do what so many people are demanding that we do. This is to go to zero CO2 emissions by 2050 by getting off of fossil fuels.

So let’s take a look at the size of the problem. People generally have little idea just how much energy we get from fossil fuels. Figure 1 shows the global annual total and fossil energy consumption from 1880 to 2019, and extensions of both trends to the year 2050. I note that my rough estimate of 2050 total annual energy consumption (241 petawatt-hrs/year) is quite close to the World Energy Council’s business-as-usual 2050 estimate of 244 PWhr/yr.

Figure 1. Primary energy consumption, 1880-2019 and extrapolation to 2050. A “petawatt-hour” is 1015 watt-hours

Feb 01 07:38

Delingpole: Biden’s Green New Deal Is an ‘Impossible Cluster****’

President Joe Biden’s Green New Deal is an ‘impossible clusterf***.’ You probably knew this already but below are the raw details.

If the world is to wean itself off fossil fuels and go “carbon neutral” by 2050, here is what might possibly need to be done:

To summarize: to get the world to zero emissions by 2050, our options are to build, commission, and bring on-line either:

• One 2.1 gigawatt (GW, 109 watts) nuclear power plant each and every day until 2050, OR

• 3,000 two-megawatt (MW, 106 watts) wind turbines each and every day until 2050 plus a 2.1 GW nuclear power plant every day and a half until 2050, assuming there’s not one turbine failure for any reason, OR

• 96 square miles (250 square kilometres) of solar panels each and every day until 2050 plus a 2.1 GW nuclear power plant every day and a half until 2050, assuming not one of the panels fails or is destroyed by hail or wind.

Feb 01 07:15

Davos: Green transition is '$50-trillion investment opportunity'

The investment opportunity presented by the transition to a green global economy has been a key topic on the agenda at the 2021 World Economic Forum.

The weeklong summit — held online this year due to the global coronavirus outbreak — devoted over a day's worth of discussions to issues surrounding climate change, including how to restructure an economy based around the consumption of carbon-producing fossil fuels.

Over several panels, both politicians and business leaders highlighted the economic potential of the green transition. The real challenge, they said, will be getting investments where they are needed most.

From shareholder to stakeholder
The transition toward an environmentally stable global economy represents a $50 trillion (€41 trillion) investment opportunity, said Bill Winters, Group CEO of the UK-based Standard Chartered Bank, speaking on a panel about how to finance the transition to a global society free of carbon emissions.

Jan 29 12:06

Dog found encased in ICE in -54C temperatures is freed after being dug out by villagers who have now adopted her in Siberia

A stray dog that was found frozen alive in blistering cold has been miraculously rescued by villagers in Siberia.

The animal encased in ice was close to death in minus 54 degrees Celsius (minus 65.2 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures when her desperate cries for help were heard by a hospital worker.

The canine was finally freed by a group of kind-hearted locals who dug her out of the ice. She has been given a new home by the woman who discovered her.

Jan 29 08:22

Climate Envoy John Kerry Ahead of U.N. COP26 Summit: ‘We Have Nine Years Left’

John Kerry, whom President Joe Biden appointed as the United States special presidential envoy for climate, said in an interview with the BBC on Wednesday that only nine years remain to save the planet from so-called manmade climate change.

Kerry was asked about the United Nation’s COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, scheduled for November.

“Glasgow will be extremely important,” Kerry said. “In fact, I would say that in my judgment, it is the last best chance the world has to come together in order to do the things we need to do to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.”

“Three years ago, we were told we have 12 years to avoid those consequences,” Kerry said. “Three of those years were lost because we had Donald Trump, who didn’t believe in any of it. And now we have nine years left to try to do what science is telling us we need to do.”

Jan 29 07:28

Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Biden's Climate Czar, John Kerry Has One Massive Carbon Footprint

The FAA's registry shows a Gulfstream Aerospace jet owned by Flying Squirrel LLC, the name previously reported for Teresa Heinz-Kerry's private charter jet company. The company's listed address resembles that of the Heinz Family Foundation.

The White House did not instantly reply to Fox News' call for comment, Nor did the Heinz family office.

Jan 29 07:27

Greenwashing Wall Street’s Invisible Hand

The chief executive of the world’s largest asset manager was rewarded with laudatoryheadlines this week for once again promising that his firm, BlackRock, will use its market power to aid the fight against climate change. But CEO Larry Fink’s company has a long history of helping vote down environmental initiatives — and kept doing so last year.

The company, which manages nearly $9 trillion worth of global assets, wields immense economic power by virtue of the fact that it controls so much global capital. BlackRock has built a revolving door with the U.S. government, hiring former government officials for top jobs at the company and preparing its own C-suite to take jobs in government, including at the Federal Reserve and in the new Biden administration.

Jan 28 16:31

Global warming: Facts vs. Media Misrepresentation

Now that the cultists are back at the White House and throughout government agencies, they have decided to make up numbers as to the “costs and benefits” of combating climate change to push their radical agenda to destroy America. These cost projections will be as accurate as all the dire predictions of the last 100 years. In other words, they will be wrong. Anyone can make up numbers to support an agenda. The media certainly won’t care because they campaigned for these cultists to push the agenda. They will never ask questions. -- Anyone who questions these numbers will be demonized as a denier, anti-science, and stupid. Such people will be silenced and canceled because debate is not allowed. Facts don’t matter.

Jan 28 06:13

John Kerry Admits: Even ‘Zero’ U.S. Emissions Won’t Solve Climate Change

John Kerry, the new “Climate Envoy” in President Joe Biden’s administration, admitted to reporters Wednesday in the White House briefing room that the problem of climate change would not be solved even if U.S. emissions were “zero.”

Kerry, who negotiated the Paris Climate Agreement as Secretary of State under President Barack Obama, was speaking along with National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy at a briefing about the president’s forthcoming executive orders on climate change

He said:

Jan 26 09:22

Vatican Calls for ‘Unprecedented Collective Response’ to Climate Change

The Vatican has called for a “responsible, unprecedented collective response” to the “momentous challenge” of climate change.

Speaking on behalf of Pope Francis, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said in an online address Monday to the Climate Adaptation Summit taking place in the Netherlands that climate change “represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.”

“The scientific data at our disposal clearly show the urgent need for swift action,” Cardinal Parolin said. “The transition to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is a problem not only of the domain of technology, but also a question of consumption patterns, education, and lifestyles.”

The cardinal said that Pope Francis wished to assure participants in the Climate Adaptation Summit “of his closeness, support and encouragement in these days of intense effort.”

Jan 25 09:26

Boris Johnson to Launch New International Climate Change Coalition

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce on Monday a new international coalition to tackle the impact of climate change and set the agenda of the COP26 UN Climate Conference to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November, his office said in a statement.

"To make sure we get not just warm words but real change, I am today launching an all-new Adaptation Action Coalition to set the agenda ahead of COP26," Johnson is expected to say in a virtual address to the Climate Adaption Summit to be hosted by the Netherlands.

The new Adaption Action Coalition was developed by the UK in partnership with Egypt, Bangladesh, Malawi, the Netherlands, Saint Lucia and the United Nations to turn international political commitments made through the United Nations Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience into on-the-ground support for vulnerable communities.

Jan 23 17:14

Hundreds of climate scientists demand immediate end to Bill Gates’ genocidal “solar dimming” project

One of humanity’s primary sources of life, the sun, is under attack by genocidal maniac Bill Gates, who wants to artificially “dim” it with aerosols in order to stop “global warming.” A growing cohort of scientists, however, is saying no way.

The Calgary-based Friends of Science Society has issued a press release calling on Harvard University to stop working with Gates to “chemtrail” the sky in an attempt to block out the sun. Doing this presents serious atmospheric risks, not to mention unintended consequences that could result in an extinction-level event (ELE).

Jan 22 08:03

‘Failure not an option’, US climate envoy Kerry says, as he pushes to phase out coal FIVE times faster

America’s new climate envoy John Kerry has called for countries to phase out coal five times faster than they have been, and to speed up the transfer to renewable energy in order to hit net zero global carbon emissions by 2050.

After officially taking up his role on Wednesday, Kerry posted on Twitter to express his intention to get to work ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, later this year.

Speaking at an online event on Thursday, Kerry outlined some key climate change issues and concerns for meeting existing emissions targets, which he said will require the phasing out of coal at a faster rate and the rapid speeding up of the transfer to renewable sources of energy. Raising the stakes for a new collective international agreement, Kerry declared that “failure at the COP in Glasgow is not an option” if the world is to successfully achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, as previously planned.

Jan 18 01:17

WhatsApp growth slumps as rivals Signal, Telegram rise

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram are seeing huge upticks in downloads from Apple and Google’s app stores. Facebook-owned WhatsApp, by contrast, is seeing its growth decline following a fiasco that forced the company to clarify a privacy update it had sent to users.

Mobile app analytics firm Sensor Tower said Wednesday that Signal saw 17.8 million app downloads on Apple and Google during the week of Jan. 5 to Jan. 12. That’s a 61-fold increase from just 285,000 the previous week. Telegram, an already-popular messaging app for people around the world, saw 15.7 million downloads in the Jan. 5 to Jan. 12 period, roughly twice the 7.6 million downloads it saw the previous week.

WhatsApp, meanwhile, saw downloads shrink to 10.6 million, down from 12.7 million the week before.

Jan 15 06:52

Snow will hit London TOMORROW: Warning as up to four inches of the white stuff will fall over South East from 3am - after England woke to COLDEST morning of winter at -11.8C with widespread travel chaos

Ice and freezing fog bring further hazards today after temperatures fall to -11.8C (10.8F) in North Yorkshire
Snow warning from 3am to 8pm tomorrow covers London and South East, with 1in (3cm) expected widely

Jan 12 09:45

Central Spain records temperatures of -25C after snowstorm

Officials have warned the elderly to stay at home.

At least seven people have died due to the weather - the two latest victims were homeless people in Barcelona.

Jan 12 07:31

Winter storm leaves more than 150,000 people without power across Texas as some cities in the Lone Star state record their largest snowfall in almost 40 YEARS

More than 150,000 people across Texas and Louisiana have been left without power after a winter storm dumped snow across parts of both states.

Jan 12 07:29

Snow storms bring deadly chaos to Japan

Japan has been hit by severe snow storms, killing at least eight people and bringing parts of the country to a standstill.

The snowfall in the Hokuriku region is more than double the average expected for this time of year.

Jan 10 09:03

Storm Filomena blankets Spain with snow and wreaks havoc

Five regions in Spain were put on red alert on Saturday, as winter storm Filomena caused chaos across the country.

The country's capital Madrid was particularly affected, prompting the closure of Barajas airport and leaving hundreds of motorists stranded on roads.

Spain's AEMET weather agency described the weather emergency as "exceptional and most likely historic." Filomena has so far caused the heaviest snowfalls in Madrid since 1971.

Jan 10 00:47

Snow blizzard in Spain kills 4, breaks 50-year old record

A persistent blizzard has blanketed large parts of Spain with 50-year record levels of snow, killing at least four people and leaving thousands trapped in cars or in train stations and airports that had suspended all services as the snow kept falling on Saturday.

Jan 09 08:58

Convicted Pedophile Marty Weiss Meets Twitter's Standards

Twitter has standards. Many registered Republicans don't meet these standards. Convicted child rapists like Marty Weiss meet Twitter's community standards.

Jan 06 08:04

Imminent sudden stratospheric warming to occur, bringing increased risk of snow over coming weeks

A new study led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Exeter, and Bath helps to shed light on the winter weather we may soon have in store following a dramatic meteorological event currently unfolding high above the North Pole.

Weather forecasting models are predicting with increasing confidence that a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) event will take place today, 5 January 2021.

The stratosphere is the layer of the atmosphere from around 10-50km above the earth's surface. SSW events are some of the most extreme of atmospheric phenomena and can see polar stratospheric temperature increase by up to 50°C over the course of a few days. Such events can bring very cold weather, which often result in snowstorms.

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Jan 05 06:04

Historic low temperatures sweep North India, a month's worth of rain in a day hits Delhi

Heavy rains, snow, and persisting cold wave have been creating difficult conditions for people in northwestern India-- in Delhi, heavy rains surpassed its monthly average for January of 21.7 mm (0.8 inches) when Safdarjung observatory recorded more than 25.1 mm (0.9 inches) into Sunday, January 3, 2021. The city also recorded its lowest temperature in 15 years when the mercury dropped to 1.1 °C (34 °F) on January 1, while Hisar had its coldest in 47 years with a minimum temperature of -1.2 °C (29.8 °F) on December 31, 2020.

Extreme weather conditions in northwest India have left many people struggling to survive, especially with some night shelters functioning without electricity.

On Safradjung Road, around 20 families have been living in a shelter, waiting for treatment for various diseases.

"From the beginning of the winter season, we have been facing electricity problems. We are using solar lights to avoid this problem," Shelter in charge Vedpal told ANI.

Jan 04 06:57

Lockdown Proponent Bill Gates Quietly Funding Plan To Dim The Sun's Rays

A project conducted by Harvard University scientists and funded largely by Microsoft founder Bill Gates to test sun-dimming technology to cool global warming is quietly moving forward in Sweden.

We know what you’re thinking – this can’t be real... but it is.

Reuters reports that the Harvard project “plans to test out a controversial theory that global warming can be stopped by spraying particles into the atmosphere that would reflect the sun’s rays.”

Jan 03 06:58

Russia's Pundits On Greta Thunberg: If She Wants To Live Eco Life, Send Her To Amish Community!

Dec 30 07:15

10 Climate Alarmist Predictions For 2020 That Went Horribly Wrong

Long before Beto O’Rourke claimed the world only had 10 years left for humans to act against climate change, alarmists had spent decades predicting one doomsday scenario after another, each of which stubbornly failed to materialize. It seems climate armageddon has taken a permanent sabbatical.

Many of those doomsday predictions specifically mentioned the annus horribilus of 2020. Those predictions also failed, some rather spectacularly.

Steve Milloy, a former Trump/Pence EPA transition team member and founder of JunkScience.com, compiled ten climate predictions for 2020 that fell far off the mark.

Dec 29 14:24

Sacrificing freedom for the environment? German MP suggests restrictions ‘similar’ to Covid-19 lockdowns to fight climate change

Humanity should sacrifice “personal freedom” just as many nations did during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to successfully fight climate change, a German MP has said, adding that there will “never” be a vaccine against CO2.

Germany had barely started its coronavirus vaccination campaign when a Social Democratic MP, Karl Lauterbach, warned that his compatriots need to brace themselves for yet another challenge: global warming.

“We need measures to deal with climate change that are similar to the restrictions on personal freedom [imposed] to combat the pandemic,” the professor of health economics and epidemiology at the University of Cologne wrote in a guest piece for Die Welt newspaper. He added that he hoped climate change issues would play “a dominant role” during the upcoming election campaign ahead of the federal ballot scheduled for September 2021.

Dec 29 13:56

2020's parting shot: Huge coast-to-coast storm will blanket the Midwest with two-feet of snow before blasting the Northeast with rain and wind on New Year's Eve and bring chilly temperatures to Florida 

A major winter storm is expected to sweep across the US in the final days of the year, bringing with it heavy snow, high winds and thunderstorms, potentially covering the East Coast with snow and rain on New Year's Eve.

The storm system is predicted to hit the US in two distinct low pressure systems, Weather.com reported.

The first low pressure system is expected to extend from Southern California to the Plains and Midwest in the first half of this week.

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Dec 28 07:15

Refugees freezing at burnt-out camp in Bosnia after heavy snowfall

Hundreds of refugees, including women and children, have been left without shelter in freezing conditions Bosnia-Herzegovina, days after a fire destroyed their already squalid camp.

More than a thousand refugees, trying to reach Western Europe, were stranded in burnt-out tents in the Lipa camp in northwest Bosnia on Saturday as heavy snow fell and winter temperatures suddenly dropped.

Earlier this week, a fire destroyed four large tents at the camp, and left refugees with no facilities or heat.

Bosnian authorities have so far failed to find new accommodations for the refugees.

Dec 25 09:57

Siberia braces for close to record-breaking cold over New Year, with temperatures predicted to hit freezing -50 degrees

Russia’s Hydrometeorological Center has forecast that Western and Central Siberia will see temperatures as low as -50 celsius before the end of the year – around 20 degrees lower than the typical December cold.

Earlier this year, in the height of summer, the highest-ever temperature seen above the Artic Circle was recorded, with the small town of Verkhoyansk seeing the mercury reach as high as +38.

“Extremely cold weather in Siberia has not happened for a long time,” explained Roman Vilfand, the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center, noting that the upcoming freeze will come close to the all-time record. “The temperature is 20 to 24 degrees below normal. For example, in the center of the Krasnoyarsk Region, it will reach -50 degrees.”

Dec 25 08:22

With some parts of the US 'feeling like the North Pole,' here's who might get a white Christmas this year

After a mild, soggy Christmas Eve across a large portion of the eastern U.S., much colder weather is in store for Christmas Day.

As the cold air rushes in later today and overnight, it will be accompanied by snow in a few areas, delivering a white Christmas morning for some folks.

Snow should be heaviest around the eastern Great Lakes and into portions of the Ohio Valley and the central Appalachians, where 4 to 8 inches is likely, the National Weather Service said.

Snow is even expected as far south as northern Georgia. Atlanta could see a few flurries on Christmas Day, but no accumulation is forecast.

Dec 25 08:18

Blizzard conditions hit Midwest as powerful winter storm threatens East Coast, U.S.

A powerful winter storm brought blizzard conditions to the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, and is set to threaten much of the East Coast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25. Heavy rains and the existing melting snow from last week's storm pose a flooding risk to mid-Atlantic and New England, while severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible in the eastern Carolinas and southeast Virginia, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Blizzard warnings were in force across much of the Upper Midwest on Wednesday night, with winds over 105 km/h (65 mph) reported in parts of the Dakotas, impacting holiday travelers as road conditions were rough in some areas.

Winter storm warnings were also in place for Minnesota's Twin Cities, with near white-out conditions expected.

Dec 22 08:31

Jesse Watters: Biden's climate team puts America last

Dec 22 06:55

Peter Temple on the climate change hoax

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Dec 21 07:28

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Dec 19 11:33

Heavy Snow Causes Sports Complex Roof Collapse in New York

The roof of the Binghamton, New York, sports complex collapses under the weight of Winter Storm Gail’s snowfall.

Dec 19 11:18

Modern Iceland’s Climate Is Colder With More Ice Than Any Other Time In The Last 8000 Years Except The 1800s

A wealth of new research in glacier and sea ice extent show modern Iceland is 2-4°C colder than all of the last 8000 years except for a slightly colder late 19th century. Even the 1700s were warmer with less ice than today in and around Iceland.

A new study (Geirsdóttir et al., 2020) now affirms peak Holocene warmth at least “?3–4 °C above modern in Iceland” prevailed throughout much of the last 8000 years. Data from tree growth, glacier-induced soil erosion, algae productivity, sea ice biomarker proxies (IP25), and other climate indices affirm these conclusions.

Harning et al., 2020 report an overall 7°C Holocene cooling trend In Iceland’s surrounding sea surface temperatures (SST).

“In terms of foraminifera-reconstructed SST there is an overall trend of cooling throughout the last 8 ka from ~10 °C to ~3 °C.”

Dec 19 09:04

Storm dumps up to 13 inches of snow on RI

A massive winter storm rolled into Southern New England Wednesday night, dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of Rhode Island and set at least one snowfall record before winding down Thursday afternoon.

The storm had dumped 13 inches on Burrillville as of 2:25 p.m.; 12 inches on Cranston as of 12:12 p.m. and 11.5 inches on North Providence as of 1:14 p.m., according to unofficial reports to the National Weather Service.

T.F. Green Airport, where measurements are taken for Providence, had 7.3 inches as of 1 p.m., building on a new record for the date. The previous record for Dec. 17 was 4 inches, set in 1961.

Dec 19 00:06

Modern Iceland’s Climate Is Colder With More Ice Than Any Other Time In The Last 8000 Years Except The 1800s

A wealth of new research in glacier and sea ice extent show modern Iceland is 2-4°C colder than all of the last 8000 years except for a slightly colder late 19th century. Even the 1700s were warmer with less ice than today in and around Iceland.

A new study (Geirsdóttir et al., 2020) now affirms peak Holocene warmth at least “?3–4 °C above modern in Iceland” prevailed throughout much of the last 8000 years. Data from tree growth, glacier-induced soil erosion, algae productivity, sea ice biomarker proxies (IP25), and other climate indices affirm these conclusions.

Harning et al., 2020 report an overall 7°C Holocene cooling trend In Iceland’s surrounding sea surface temperatures (SST).

“In terms of foraminifera-reconstructed SST there is an overall trend of cooling throughout the last 8 ka from ~10 °C to ~3 °C.”

Dec 18 12:26

Monstrous snowstorm turns fatal, buries roadways throughout Northeast

The monstrous nor’easter that roared up the Eastern Seaboard Wednesday into Thursday has resulted in eye-popping snowfall totals, a slew of broken records not to mention mayhem on roadways and at least three fatalities. AccuWeather meteorologists warned the storm was going to be one of the biggest in several years, and it certainly was that and more in many places as snowfall totals in excess of 40 inches were reported in parts of New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

"We're working with a dustpan at the moment to get into one of these cars to find our shovel," Binghamton University student Mike Pollichino told AccuWeather National Reporter Bill Wadell. "The shovel's in our car. We didn't think this out too well," Pollichino added.

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