Feb 09 16:00

'Sinking' Pacific nation Tuvalu is actually getting bigger, new research reveals

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu -- long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels -- is actually growing in size, new research shows.

A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu's nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs and satellite imagery.

It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period, lifting Tuvalu's total land area by 2.9 percent, even though sea levels in the country rose at twice the global average.

Feb 09 15:47

Is a 'mini Ice Age' on the way? Scientists warn the sun could be 'unusually cool' by 2050 (but it won't be enough to stop climate change)

During the grand minimum, the sun is likely to be 7% cooler than the lowest point of its 11-year cycle, according to the scientists.


Some may be wondering whether the ultra-cooling of the sun would potentially stop the effects of global warming.

According the scientists, it's unlikely to put a stop to climate change, but it could slow down the effects somewhat.

'The cooling effect of a grand minimum is only a fraction of the warming effect caused by the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,' according to the study.

Scientists estimate that the grand minimum would probably only result in cooling the earth by about 0.25 percent between 2020 and 2070.

Feb 09 15:21

Whiteout in the Windy City! Up to a foot of snow falls in the Midwest canceling more than 1,100 flights from Chicago and Detroit and closing schools

Large swathes of the Midwestern United States is gearing up for almost one foot of snow as a major storm forced schools and government buildings to close while grounding over 1,100 flights throughout the region on Friday.

Chicago officials say about 6 to 7 inches of snow has fallen on the city and they're gearing up for three more waves through the weekend.

Feb 09 13:49

Winter Storm Mateo Will Bring Rounds of Snow, Ice to the Rockies, Plains, Midwest and Northeast Through the Weekend

Winter Storm Mateo is already laying down its initial round of snow from Montana to the Great Lakes, and has more in store, including some ice, from the Rockies and Plains to Northern New England through the weekend.

Mateo's wintry mess is being generated by a strung-out impulse of energy riding through a broad southward dip in the jet stream, lifting moist air over a surface frontal system that will plunge southward through the Plains, but then stall out temporarily from near the Ohio Valley to the interior Northeast this weekend.

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Feb 09 10:59

Chicago is bracing for its biggest snow since 2015

The first part of a narrow band of heavy snow arrived Thursday night at the United States' third-largest city by population. Schools will be closed as millions see accumulations of 8 to 14 inches by late Friday.

Feb 09 06:09

Don’t look up: ‘Astonishing number’ of viruses float down on us from the sky

This study will make you think twice about stepping outside for a breath of fresh air. A team of scientists from around the world confirmed millions of viruses rising into the atmosphere, traveling — sometimes for thousands of miles — and falling back down to the surface.

Feb 08 11:20

Storm report: One death, multiple injuries on snow-blown roads

A man has died after a road accident during Wednesday’s snow storm.

The man in his 70s succumbed to injuries incurred during a multi-vehicle collision that left more than 50 vehicles stranded on Highway 20 West near Mont-Saint-Hilaire.

The pileup sent 15 other people to the hospital with minor injuries. The highway was closed for several hours, Wednesday afternoon. “We have to clear the highway, then tow all the vehicles,” said the SQ’s Montérégie spokesperson Joyce Kemp, adding that minibuses had been dispatched to the scene to take people who are not injured away from the area.

The storm, expected to leave 10 centimetres of snow, also caused traffic slowdowns in the city and at the airport on Wednesday evening.

Highway 30 closed in both directions between St-Constant and Candiac because of another accident involving several vehicles and at least two jackknifed trucks.

Feb 07 22:30

Parts of south-east Queensland record lowest February temps on record

Parts of south-east Queensland recorded their lowest February maximum temperatures on record on Friday, as rain and cloud cover put an end to the hot weather, according to the weather bureau.

Eleven locations in southern and eastern Queensland shivered through well-below average temperatures, which were expected to continue into the weekend, with top temperatures upwards of 14 degrees below the monthly average, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

BoM meteorologist Michael Knepp said Oakey, Gatton, Warwick, Toowoomba, Kingaroy, Gayndah, Stanthorpe, Applethorpe, Gympie, Archerfield and Coolangatta experienced the chilly conditions.

Stanthorpe rerecorded a high of just 14.9 on Friday, while Applethorpe hit a top of 15 and Toowoomba climbed to 15.4 degrees. Stanthorpe's maximum was 11.6 degrees below its average February top temperature.

Feb 07 22:26

'Nightmare' PyeongChang to be the coldest Olympics ever

When you hear the term ‘Winter Olympics’, you’re obviously going to think: cold. However, the 2018 PyeongChang Games are shaping to be the chilliest in history, with recent readings of the mercury as low as -21C!

Feb 07 22:19

Eiffel Tower forced to close as snow blankets Paris

The Eiffel Tower turned away tourists on Tuesday as snow swept across northern France, causing traffic chaos in Paris during the French capital's first real dose of wintry weather this season.

Feb 07 13:03

Winter storm brings snow, freezing rain to the region

The National Weather Service said weather conditions will sharply deteriorate across the state by mid-afternoon and that a longer than expected period of freezing rain will spread across the northeastern and central parts of the state into the evening commute and beyond.

“Snow will be heavy at times this afternoon before changing to sleet and freezing rain from mid to late afternoon,’’ forecasters wrote in a winter storm warning targeting portions of Middlesex, Worcester, Hampshire, and Franklin counties. “Some areas [are] likely to see a 6-hour freezing event.”

Feb 06 16:21

Hillary Clinton Claims Climate Change Is Sexist

Can climate change be sexist? According to failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the answer to that question is an unequivocal yes.

Particularly in the developing world, climate change will force women to shoulder the responsibilities of looking for food, finding firewood and migrating livestock once all of the grass has been transformed into a desert. Unsurprisingly, the future she describes bears an uncanny resemblance to the dystopian future depicted in the "Mad Max" franchise.

It's unclear what responsibilities men will shoulder after the climate catastrophe has arrived in the future envisioned by Clinton.

Feb 05 12:26

Snow of the Century: Moscow blanketed in white after heaviest snowfall since records began

The "Snow of the Century" – a weekend-long snowstorm in Moscow – has delayed flights, cut power supplies and even prompted school authorities to call a snow day — a highly unusual occurrence in the Russian capital.

An average month's amount of snow fell over the weekend, with the depth of the snow reaching 62 centimetres (24.5 inches) in some parts.

Feb 02 09:09

All the water's gon-dola! Venice's famous canals dry up due to low tides caused by the 'super blue blood moon' and lack of rain

Unusual weather has left some of Venice's legendary canals dried out - forcing gondolas to park up on dry land.

Cold winter weather, low tides caused by the 'super blue blood moon' and little rain have caused the storied waterways to drop by up to 23in in some cases.

Feb 01 09:20

IN PICTURES: Schools and trains cancelled as snowdrifts trouble parts of Sweden

A wave of heavy snow in central and northern Sweden has caused trains to be cancelled and schools to close as even Swedes accustomed to tougher conditions struggle to beat the elements.

Jan 31 09:30

Will Punxsutawney Phil be buried by snow on Groundhog's Day?

A snowstorm is coming for parts of the Northeast, and it will likely be snowing when the world-renowned groundhog prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow this Friday.

Jan 31 09:29

Tasmania weather: Summer snow shocks Tassie

JUST two days after the state sweltered through blistering heat, summertime snow has been falling on Tasmania’s higher peaks.

Jan 30 13:52

Bill Nye Does Not Speak for Us and He Does Not Speak for Science

Tonight, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” will accompany Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Trump’s nominee for NASA Administrator, to the State of the Union address. Nye has said that he’s accompanying the Congressman to help promote space exploration, since, he asserts, “NASA is the best brand the United States has” and that his attendance “should not be … seen as an acceptance of the recent attacks on science and the scientific community.”

Jan 30 09:05

Massive blizzard leaves Tehran a winter wonderland

After drought, northern Iran blanketed with over a meter of white stuff, shutting roads, airports and schools, and delighting capital's denizens

Jan 29 09:20


The Pacific Northwest has been hammered in the past week with multiple feet of freshies. It all stems from an atmospheric river from the Hawaiian islands that has pumped a continuous flow of moisture into the Northwest, which combined with cold temperature to create the most epic conditions of the season!

Starting last weekend, spots in the PNW began grabbing huge snow totals. Whistler nabbed 25 inches Sunday night, while Mt. Baker in Washington snagged a cool 20 inches overnight. And the fun didn't stop there: The snow fell essentially nonstop throughout the week.

Jan 29 08:12

Al Gore Pushes Climate Action at Davos World Economic Forum: ‘The Survival of Our Civilization Is at Stake Here’

The global economy was not the only topic on the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. During a breakout session on Thursday, former vice president and climate change zealot Al Gore spoke on a panel entitled “Stepping Up Climate Action.”

“The survival of our civilization is at stake here, and people are becoming aware of it, and the change is beginning to accelerate, but we have to translate that into political change,” Gore said.

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Jan 29 07:38

North Iran gets massive snow dump

After months of waiting for the snow to arrive, Teheranis were hit by massive snowfall overnight on Sunday (Jan 28) that shut airports and schools but delighted the ski community.

The capital's Imam Khomeini International and Mehrabad airports were shut due to poor visibility "until further notice", state television said.

Some 20 provinces in the west and north of Iran were affected by the snowfall that began last Thursday and peaked on Saturday night, with some mountainous areas receiving as much 1.3m of snow according to official news agency IRNA.

Jan 26 16:53

California Considers $1,000 Fine for Waiters Offering Unsolicited Plastic Straws

Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw.

Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California's lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon's law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

"We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans," Calderon explained in a press release.

Jan 26 12:26

Freezing rain slicks up Winnipeg roads, causes power outages

Freezing drizzle and fog are causing problems around Winnipeg.

There have been several crashes, including one on the South Perimeter Highway near the Oak Bluff turnoff, one westbound on the North Perimeter near Brookside Boulevard, and one on northbound Kenaston Boulevard just past Lindenwood Drive.

Jan 26 12:25

Freezing Tokyo sees most ambulance calls for 80 years

Tokyo’s ambulance service has experienced its busiest day in more than 80 years, officials said Thursday, amid icy conditions as the Japanese capital shivers through its coldest temperatures in decades. The Tokyo fire department, which runs the ambulance service, said it had responded to 2,826 calls on Wednesday following rare and heavy snow that sparked chaos in one of the world’s most populous cities. “Generally, we receive more calls in winter. But we think the combination of influenza, heavy snow and cold weather contributed to the record high number,” a fire department spokesman told AFP. The number of emergency call-outs was the highest since the service began in 1936 and well above the average of around 2,000. The annual number of emergency calls has been on the rise for the past eight years in Tokyo , the spokesman added.

Jan 26 12:25

No relief from freezing cold in Kashmir

There was no relief from cold wave conditions in Kashmir as mercury stayed several degrees below freezing point in most parts of the Valley.
Kargil town in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir saw the mercury rise by three degrees on Thursday night but settled at a bone-chilling minus 17.8 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.
He said Kargil continued to be the coldest recorded place in the state.

Jan 26 12:24

Heavy snow hits central Shanghai for first time in a decade

Shanghai residents are revelling in rare snow, but the extreme weather has disrupted flights and trains in the region and the city also saw a series of traffic accidents during rush hour on Friday.

Jan 26 09:13

Tokyo records lowest temperature in 48 years, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a very rare low temperature advisory for capital Tokyo as cold air started affecting the country on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. This is the first such warning for Tokyo in 33 years, officials said, adding the cold weather will continue until Saturday, January 27. By Thursday morning, the temperature in Tokyo dropped to -4 °C (24.8 °F), which is the lowest this city has seen in 48 years.

A rare heavy snowfall hit Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing around 700 traffic accident, stranding more than 9 000 travelers and leaving more than 180 people injured.

Jan 25 10:19

Florida, the Sunshine State, out-SNOWING Canadian Prairies

It’s 2018 and parts of Florida are straight up out-snowing Edmonton, Alberta.

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a competition that no one saw coming, Pace in Santa Rosa County, on the Florida panhandle, has been snowier than Edmonton (International Airport) so far in 2018.

Allow me to paint a picture of the two unlikely competitors, separated by 3000 km:

Edmonton, Alberta: Known for being one of Canada’s coldest cities in the winter, has an average high temperature of -6°C/21.2oF and an average snowfall of 21.7cm/8.5 inches in January.

Pace, Santa Rosa County, Florida: Known for its pearly white beaches along the Gulf coast, has an average high temperature of 16°C/60.8oF and an average snowfall of 0 inches in January.

Jan 25 09:17

Rare snow, heaviest since 2014 brings Tokyo to a standstill

A rare heavy snowfall hit Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing around 700 traffic accident, stranding more than 9 000 travelers and leaving more than 180 people injured.

The snowfall began during the morning hours (local time) of January 22, causing severe traffic problems. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued a warning to all of Tokyo's 23 wards at around 14:30 local time, making it the first official heavy snow warning since February 2014.

Parts of expressways around the capital were closed, about 50 vehicles stranded on Tokyo's iconic Rainbow Bridge as many of them couldn't climb up the slope, NHK reports. The Sankei Shimbun said the bridge had been closed due to car accidents caused by the snow, leaving as many as 300 cars in gridlock.

Cars were also trapped in a tunnel, causing a 10 km (6.2 miles) long tailback from Monday evening through early Tuesday morning.

Jan 24 10:48

Snow falling on leaders: 'exceptional' winter weather delays VIP arrivals to Davos

Heavy snowfall has hampered the arrival of world leaders, business executives and charity bosses at this week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

The exclusive ski resort was snow-bound on Monday after the heaviest precipitation in two decades.

“In the last six days, 159 centimetres (63 inches) of snow fell on Davos (...) a fall that we observe only every 20 years,” Switzerland’s Institute for the Study of Snow and Avalanches said in an evening bulletin.

“From Monday evening until the end of the snow overnight, an additional 20 to 40 cm will be added,” the Institute said, evoking an “exceptional” situation.

Jan 24 10:45

Hottest Week Of The Year – All Of Antarctica Below Freezing

This week is the hottest week of the year in Antarctica, and the entire continent is below freezing.


Meanwhile, our fake news and fake science organizations tell us Antarctica is melting down, and it is bad news.

Experts also say refugees will be forced to flee to Antarctica before 2030.

Jan 23 16:52

Scientists Get Buried In Snow At Davos While Lecturing On Global Warming

Scientists have once again set up a mock Arctic base camp to educate world leaders about man-made global warming at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Climate scientists hope their mock camp illustrates how global warming could impact the Arctic, but the “Gore effect” may make it harder to get the message across. Davos has seen frigid temperatures along with about six feet of snow in the last six days.

Jan 23 08:26

FLASHBACK 2015 - Weatherman fired for climate change book

A weatherman for French state television has been fired for writing a book questioning what he calls the "hype" around climate change.

Philippe Verdier, a meteorologist for France 2, announced his sacking in an online video released Saturday, in which he opened his letter of dismissal before the camera.

In the clip, he says that his book, "Climat Investigation" (Climate Investigation) had earlier led to him being "banned from being on the air, and I received this letter today.

"I have decided to open it with you, in front of you, as it concerns everybody, in the name of freedom of speech."

A statement on the screen then says he was fired by his employer, "one month before COP 21." COP21, the U.N. climate change conference, begins in Paris on November 30, seeking a worldwide agreement to curb global warming.

France Televisions, which operates France 2, did not respond to a CNN request for comment.

Jan 23 08:02

Heat loss form Earth’s interior responsible for sliding ice sheets

New research suggests the dissipation of heat from Earth’s interior is responsible for the acceleration of the seaward slide of Greenland’s ice sheets.

The descent of of Greenland’s shrinking glaciers is well documented, but the latest research — published this week in the journal Scientific Reports — is the first to link the ice loss with escaped heat from Earth’s interior.

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So..... it's NOT your fault after all!

Jan 22 14:30

At Davos, 6 Feet of Snow Brings Limousines to a Crawl

There is A God!

DAVOS, Switzerland — It may be tempting fate to try to gather 60 heads of state and hundreds of global business leaders in the dead of winter in a Swiss mountain valley. This year, the World Economic Forum’s luck seems to have run out.

Fat, damp snowflakes have been tumbling down for the past six days, burying the town in six feet of snow, three feet of it in the last two days alone. Snow was still falling fast on Monday night, and the steep, pine-dotted slopes were so heavily laden that some neighborhoods here in Davos had to be evacuated for fear of avalanches.

Jan 22 12:30

Midwest hit by whiteout conditions, blizzard warnings

Jan 22 12:30

Tokyo hit by heaviest snow since 2014

Tokyo saw its heaviest snow in four years on Monday, with authorities urging evening commuters to hurry home and prompting those behind the wheel to brace for traffic disruptions.

The heavy snow in the capital prompted the Meteorological Agency to issue a warning to all of Tokyo’s 23 wards at around 2:30 p.m. — the first official heavy snow warning since February 2014.

Jan 22 12:29

It's snowing again on Big Island summits!

It’s a winter wonderland once again on Big Island summits.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Monday.

Forecasters say there will be occasional snow showers and icy road conditions throughout the day.

Total snowfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

At around 7 p.m. Sunday, officials said the road to the summit of Mauna Kea was closed to the public.

Jan 22 11:59

RIP: Weather Channel founder John Coleman dies – Called ‘global warming’ a ‘hoax’

RIP John!

John Coleman, the dancing, prancing San Diego weatherman who tickled television viewers by the way he would sing out the letter U in KUSI-TV’s call letters, died on Saturday. He was 83. Coleman, who also angered many people by insisting that global warming is a hoax, died at his home in Las Vegas, according to KUSI, where he served as a forecaster from 1994 to 2014, when he retired. The station did not announce the cause of death, but it did say that Coleman was surrounded by family when he passed away. His 2014 retirement capped a 60-year career during which served Coleman as the first forecaster on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” then went on to found the Weather Channel during the early days of cable television.

Jan 22 07:09

Waiting for spring? New US warship trapped in icy Montreal waterway

The Canadian climate is apparently too harsh for the US Navy, as one of its state-of-the-art vessels found itself trapped in ice in Montreal waterway and may spend the whole winter there before it can set sail again.

The US Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Little Rock has been behind schedule almost from the very beginning of its military duties. Its first journey to its home port at Mayport Naval Station in Florida from Buffalo, New York, where it was commissioned on December 16, was delayed three days due to the weather.

Jan 21 09:00

Global Cooling

VETERANS TODAY: Plenty to write about this week, but as America freezes I thought it an opportune time to return to the global warming hoax. It’s the biggest and most expensive scientific hoax in history and it’s high time it was knocked on the head. Only the Western democracies are buying into this nonsense – the Chinese and German governments know full well that human CO2 emissions are not materially affecting the climate. Decarbonizing our economies however is materially affecting our prosperity and costing jobs. Having been wrongfully accused of a hoax myself I must confess that I’m rather enjoying the Bad Guys’ discomfiture as temperatures plummet!

As I commented in Spyhunter decarbonizing our economies makes about as much sense as decarbonizing ourselves. Britain’s absurd Climate Change Act is said to be costing the country £18 billion a year, enough to rebuild the Royal Navy.>>>

Jan 20 09:43

Satellite Images Capture Rare Snowfall in the Sahara Desert

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite captured stunning views of the snow-covered dunes in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara Desert — an area known to be one of the hottest places on Earth, according to a video from ESA.

The images, taken on Jan. 8, revealed that some areas of the desert were covered in up to 15 inches (40 centimeters) of snow, which fell across the arid region on Jan. 7, according to the video.

Jan 19 15:28

The terrifying 'ice tsunami' driven by 100mph winds that buried alive an ENTIRE herd of mysterious musk oxen in Alaska

A savage 'ice tsunami' in Alaska buried alive a whole herd of musk oxen leaving all but one 'wholly submerged', researchers have found.

With blizzards raging at between 60 to 100mph (128 - 160km/h), the pack of more than 50 were buried alive, leaving only a few tufts of hair poking out.

During the violent storm, these hardy creatures - whose ancestors managed to survive the last Ice Age - descended to the water but were quickly trapped and frozen by the rising tide.

Jan 19 13:05

Wind Turbine breaks in half in Chatham-Kent

A wind turbine has snapped in half and is currently sitting bent over in an open field in Chatham-Kent.

The turbine is located at Drake Road and 16 Line in South Buxton.

John Norton, the general manager of community development with the municipality, says the fire chief is on scene, as well as police.

Jan 19 10:38

Freeze warning once again for parts of the Suncoast

Don't put away the jackets quite yet as another round of freezing temperatures can be expected Friday morning.

High pressure building in will keep skies clear tonight and winds rather light, but we will still see wind chills in the upper 20s to low 30s to start the day on Friday.

Jan 19 09:58

Cleveland Tells Wind Industry, ‘Government is Not Your Sugar Daddy’

Rep. Bobby Cleveland is submitting legislation to halt tax incentives for renewable resources. If passed, it would impact the wind and solar power industry in Oklahoma.

House Bill 2908 would repeal Senate Bill 440 which allowed the zero-emission energy facilities to collect tax credits.

“It’s time we do away with this costly tax credit,” said Cleveland. “The government is not your sugar daddy, no matter how hard the wind industry may wish. Wind companies are no longer in their infancy, and the industry is stable enough to stand on its own feet.”

Jan 19 09:49

Snowfall Covers All 50 States for First Time Since 2010

As of Wednesday morning, snowfall covered at least part of all 50 states and blanketed 52.3 percent of the country, WMTV reported.

Jan 19 09:30

'This is some deviants trying to do something,' legislator tells Moore police officer after discovering tracker on pickup

'This is some deviants trying to do something,' legislator tells Moore police officer after discovering tracker on pickup

Jan 19 09:26

Al Gore's Inconvenient Hypocrisy

When Gore’s first film came out The National Center discovered he was using 20 Times more electricity than the average household. Eleven years and a second film later he’s become an even bigger energy hypocrite.

Jan 18 14:30

Russia's Yakutia region temperatures of -84? (-119?) are shattering and bursting thermometers as INSANE cold to last through January

On Tuesday, in Russia's Yakutia region, temperatures dropped to an unbelievable 84 degrees below zero.

Temperatures are so low that thermometers are freezing and bursting.

Jan 18 11:44

Frigid photos of the snow-ravaged South

Unusually arctic conditions continued to roil the South on Wednesday. The unconventional weather patterns – including snow, ice, record low temperatures and below-zero wind chills – have shut down interstates, triggered highway crashes, closed airport runways and prompted widespread school and government office closings.

At least eight people have died, including a baby in a car that plunged off an icy overpass into a Louisiana canal, the Associated Press reported.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana, according to his official Twitter account. More than 1,200 Department of Transportation and Development employees are working around the clock, distributing 1.5 million pounds of salt across the state to help alleviate road conditions.

Jan 18 07:45

More than 2,000 flights cancelled as 57 million East Coasters - from Florida to Maine - are hit with snow, ice and freezing cold temperatures

A winter storm has broken off into two branches, one battering the Northeast, and the other bringing show and ice to the South

The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills.

The snowfall sabotaged morning rush hour even before it began, sending cars crashing into each other on major thoroughfares throughout the region. Officials urged people to stay off the slick roads if possible, and to bundle up and wear layers of clothing if they ventured outside.

Jan 18 07:32

Legislator suspected wind industry behind tracking device

The state legislator who found a GPS tracker on his pickup suspects the wind industry is behind it.

Rep. Mark McBride spoke to a Moore police officer about his suspicions late Dec. 4 after finding the tracking device underneath his pickup.

"He advised me of the possibility of a wind farm corporation being connected to placing the GPS on his vehicle," Officer Francisco Franco wrote in a police information report.

The officer wrote McBride explained he "is in the process of writing legislation against wind farms which could influence wind farm corporations negatively."

Jan 18 07:27

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.

A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet's temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in the journal Nature.

"Our study all but rules out very low and very high climate sensitivities," said lead author Peter Cox, a professor at the University of Exeter.

How effectively the world slashes CO2 and methane emissions, improves energy efficiency, and develops technologies to remove CO2 from the air will determine whether climate change remains manageable or unleashes a maelstrom of human misery.

Jan 16 14:24

If Hillary Was President.Would She Allow the USA to freeze During the Artic Blast to So Call Save the Planet?

I can say if Hillary was President. America would freeze to comply with lowering our carbon foot print in the name of saving the planet

Jan 16 13:23

Tillerson Breaks With White House, Rejects Freeze Of Military Exercises Near North Korea

In a direct reversal with the recently disclosed official White House policy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. rejects a 'freeze for freeze' approach that would pause joint U.S./South Korean military drills in exchange for a pause to North Korea's nuclear program.

Speaking in Vancouver at a meeting with foreign ministers, Tillerson said that "we reject a 'freeze for freeze' approach, in which legitimate defensive military exercises are placed on the same level as the DPRK’s unlawful actions. The pressure campaign will continue until North Korea takes decisive steps to de-nuclearize."

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I am having a Jean-Luc Picard "double face palm", at warp speed, upon reading this.

Is it pathologically impossible for these to gentlemen to at least appear to be on the same page, regarding US foreign policy, for at least a millisecond?!?

This stuff is crazy-making; and I would like to believe that there is some kind of a strategy here, but for the life of me, I cannot see it!!

Jan 16 12:03

Heavy snow accumulating as road crews tackle highways

Road crews are salting and plowing interstate highways and shifting more resources to Northern Davidson County as heavy snow continues to fall in most areas.

Some areas are seeing impressive amounts of snow. Emergency managers, police and road crews report snow totals so far:

Jan 16 12:02

Travel warning as parts of UK set for heavy snow

Parts of the UK could see up to 25cm (9.8in) of snow on Tuesday night, the Met Office has said.

Amber warnings for snow and ice have been issued for southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, with forecasts of between 15cm (5.9in) and 25cm (9.8in) of snow on higher ground and up to 10cm (3.9in) at lower levels.

Jan 16 12:02

Czech highway closed amid heavy snow, multiple car crashes

Heavy snow in the Czech Republic has caused dozens of car crashes and closed down the country's major highway.

The Czech Hydro-meteorological Institute warned the snowfall was expected to hit six of the country's 14 regions, mostly in eastern Czech Republic.

The D1 highway, a key route that links the capital Prague with the country's east, was blocked at several places after multiple crashes, including trucks.

At least two people have been injured.

Jan 16 12:01

Freezing Weather Beginning to Shut Down Houston Area Highways

Large stretches of area highway HOV lanes have already closed down for the day as frozen precipitation falls across the region. From I-45 South up U.S. 69 North to I-10 and portions of U.S. 69 south, the first signs of the latest winter storm are showing on area roadways before what is expected to be the worst to come later in the morning on Tuesday.

Some small patches of freeway including 10 inside the loop at Washington and Studemont as well as on the Gulf Freeway at Dixie Farm Road have been closed due to icing on overpasses. Areas north of the city are seeing closures as well as Harris County warns the worst is still ahead.

Jan 16 12:00

NWS warns of possible freezing temperatures

Commuters across the Rio GrandeValley should exercise caution while heading out to work and school Wednesday morning as freezing weather could make crossing bridges and overpasses hazardous because of icy roadway conditions.

“Watch out for elevated surfaces because of light icing from freezing drizzle,” National Weather Service Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley Warning Coordination Meteorologist Barry Goldsmith said Monday afternoon. “The peak impact in the Valley is the Wednesday morning commute between 5 and 9 in the morning.”

A strong cold front bringing a blast of cold air from Canada will move through the Rio GrandeValley and the northern ranchlands today.

Jan 16 12:00

It’s so cold in Russia people’s eyelashes are freezing – it’s -62°C

If you think it’s been cold in the UK recently, spare a thought for the people of the village of Oymyakon in Russia. Temperatures there have dropped to as low as -62°C, according to one thermometer, cold enough to freeze people’s eyelashes.

Jan 16 11:59

Freezing rain, sleet on the way as Houston remains under winter storm warning

Officials are warning residents to stay off the roads today if they can, as the potential for freezing rain and sleet is only expected to grow as the hours roll on and the temperatures continue to drop.

A winter storm warning remains in effect across the region, until midnight, and the National Weather Service warns that rain will gradually turn into a hazardous wintry mix from north to south.

The wintry weather has impacted roadways throughout the region and led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights from Houston's main airports. And CenterPoint has reported 11,000 customers with power outages ostensibly due to the weather.

Jan 16 09:08

'Ice quakes' hit Wisconsin: Deep booms heard in the middle of the night cracks open in frozen ground

Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

The series of explosion-like sounds rattled residents from Waupun, Campbellsport and elsewhere Tuesday and sent Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputies out looking for a cause.

Geologists say the booms were likely a phenomenon commonly known as an ice quake.

They are the after-effects of the frost quakes - or cryoseism - which are more commonly found on glaciers in the polar regions.

It's caused by water that sinks into the soil and bedrock where it freezes and expands, causing an explosive popping sound that feels like a mild earthquake.

Most frost quakes occur after a heavy rainfall or snow fall when there is a large amount of moisture on the ground.

Jan 16 08:26

Clearing snow off the roof in Japan (Yukioroshi)

Jan 15 19:23

The world's coldest village: Siberian outpost reaches near-record cold temperatures as thermometer BREAKS after recording minus 62C

Welcome to the coldest village on earth where the average temperature in January is -50C and inhabitant's eye lashes freeze solid mere moments after stepping outside.

The remote Siberian village of Oymyakon is the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world.

It was so icy in the Russian village that a new electronic thermometer conked out after recording a bone-cracking minus 62C.

The official weather station at the 'pole of cold' registered minus 59C, but locals said their readings were as low as minus 67C - less than 1C off the lowest accepted temperature for a permanent settlement anywhere in the world.

And that record breaking recording was taken in the town back in 1933.

Jan 15 13:08

Snow emergency declared in Sterling, Illinois

According to a statement from the city, the snow emergency began at 7 a.m. Here’s what you need to know:

Do not park on snow routes until the full width of the street is clear

Do not park in the Central Business District or in the city parking lots from 1:30 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.

Odd and even parking restrictions apply: This means on odd days of the month, park on the side of the street with odd-numbered addresses; vice versa for even-numbered days. “Odd and even days will be considered as beginning between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.”

The parking restrictions will be lifted block-by-block as it stops snowing and when all snow has been removed.

Jan 15 09:18

Cold Start To Week, Snow Possible Mid-Week

What a difference a day makes! Temperatures on Sunday morning were about 40 degrees colder than on Saturday morning. Highs will generally stay in the 20s for today and Monday, so don’t look for the 60s to return anytime soon!

Jan 15 09:18

More snow coming? Highs in the 40s for MLK Day, but flurries could return

After a brief melt, more snow could blanket Middle Tennessee on Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Jan 15 09:13

THOM ANDERSON: That time it snowed 17 inches here

At intermission, I stood in the lobby of the old Florence Little Theatre on South Cashua Drive watching snow fall on the parking lot. When we went to the car after the show, there was a pretty good covering.

This was a bit of a surprise. We had understood there was a chance of snow that day in February 1973, but no big deal. An inch or two of the white stuff was average when snow happened around here. The next morning, it still fell heavily, and it had gone further than any local snowfall I could remember. We were unprepared for the 17 inches finally measured at the Florence airport.

Jan 15 09:12

Global Warming Is Getting So Bad It’s Snowing in the Sahara Desert

A rare blanket of snow descended earlier this month on the usually sun-scorched sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.

Residents in the northern Algerian town of Ain Sefra basked in the white powder during an unusual Jan. 6 snowfall, which melted later in the day even as temperatures dropped below 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jan 14 09:09

Travel advisory issued for icy, snowy Cayuga County

A travel advisory has been issued for snowy, icy Cayuga County.

Driving conditions are hazardous in Cayuga County. Roads are slick with ice, visibility is poor and heavy snow is falling across the county, said the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff David Gould issued a travel advisory for the county Saturday morning. He urged residents to use caution when driving.

It is 12 degrees and snowing in the Auburn area, National Weather Service records show. The wind chill is zero.

Jan 14 09:09

Hail and ice an 'unusual' summer surprise for Tasmanians in January

It is summer in Australia but someone forgot to tell Tasmania, where people have rugged up again as hail and ice blanketed the ground.