The global warming scare has lost a lot of traction in the last few years because there is no evidence of drastic warming and no evidence that human activity can cause or prevent global changes in climate. Actual measurements -- not computer models -- show that there has been no global warming in at least a decade, even though carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are gradually increasing. Obviously there is therefore no need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
It is especially difficult to get people interested in global warming theories during record-breaking cold weather. When protesters take to the streets to sound the alarm about drastic warming during a blizzard, not many rational onlookers will be convinced. This condition is called The Gore Effect.
A separate page has commentary about the Akademic Shokalskiy getting stuck in Antarctic ice, in the summer while on a mission to prove the polar ice was all gone.
Cold Summer: 1,025 Record Lows in First Three Weeks of August. The NOAA Daily Weather Records for today, August 25, report that in the last 30 days there have been 331 U.S. "High Max" records set. However, there were 2,104 (more than six times as many) "Low Max" records set. The same NOAA page reports in its "Year to Date" section that 2014 has seen 7,053 High Max records set, but nearly three times that number (19,178) of Low Max records were set during the same period. [...] Of course, we continue to see blazing headlines and breathless broadcasts from the establishment news media regarding every new high temperature record, but a near total blackout of the news of low temperature records.
Happy 18th Birthday No Global Warming! After Nearly Two Decades, We're Still Waiting for the Climate to Change. All right, so we're slightly premature. By one measure — according to Bishop Hill — we're still a month away before "no global warming" achieves its coming of age. But by other measurements, as Matt Ridley notes in the Wall Street Journal, we're already as much as 19 or even 26 years into "no global warming" "depending on whether you choose the surface temperature record or one of two satellite records of the lower atmosphere."
Global Temperature Update — No global warming for 17 years 11 months. The Great Pause has now persisted for 17 years 11 months. Indeed, to three decimal places on a per-decade basis, there has been no global warming for 18 full years. Professor Ross McKitrick, however, has upped the ante with a new statistical paper to say there has been no global warming for 19 years. Whichever value one adopts, it is becoming harder and harder to maintain that we face a "climate crisis" caused by our past and present sins of emission.
Pressing the climate hoax. A 127-page draft by the U.N. climate panel insists that humans must drastically reduce their production of carbon dioxide because it's heating the globe. Urgent action is needed lest "abrupt and irreversible change" result. The European Union just banned the most effective vacuum cleaners and has announced it is about to ban powerful hair dryers, lawn mowers, smartphones and kettles, all suspects in the continuing plot against the planet. They're all in a hurry, but the planet isn't.
Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade'. Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. The latest theory says that a naturally occurring 30-year cycle in the Atlantic Ocean is behind the slowdown. The researchers says this slow-moving current could continue to divert heat into the deep seas for another decade.
Warming has Temporarily 'Paused' due to Climate Fluctuations and Weaker Solar Irradiance. Global
warming has been temporarily 'paused' according to a group of scientists, who attribute this interlude to climate
fluctuations and a more restrained sun. Researchers at ETH Zurich have explained the two reasons behind the
warming hiatus in their study published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. The first is
that global temperatures, which rose significantly in the 1990s, have only risen very slightly since 1998 —
which has been used by sceptics to question climate change and the models used to measure it. However,
climate fluctuations such as El Niওo and its counter-phenomenon La Niওa have been shown
to have caused the high in 1998 and following cooler years respectively. Climate models cannot predict
when exactly these fluctuations will happen.
Summer 2014 is the coldest in a decade. The summer of 2014 has been one of the mildest on the books — and could be the first summer in a decade without a heatwave. [...] Only four days have hit 90 degrees this summer, three in July and one in August, with the hottest temperature on the books clocking in at 91. The last time [New York City] went without a heat wave — classified as three consecutive days of temperatures higher than 90 degrees — was in 2004.
NASA says that global warming could be 'on hiatus'. The nation's space agency his noticed an inconvenient cooling on the planet lately. [...] There's even a new term for the phenomenon. Mr. Loeb's presentation offered the most recent research related to a slowdown in surface warming referred to as the "global warming hiatus," the federal agency says.
United States Undergoing Decade-Long Cooling. Responding to widespread criticism that its temperature station readings were corrupted by poor siting and suspect adjustments, NOAA established a network of 114 pristinely sited temperature stations spread out fairly uniformly throughout the United States. Because the network, known as the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), is so uniformly and pristinely situated, the temperature data require no adjustments to provide an accurate nationwide temperature record. USCRN began compiling temperature data in January 2005. Now, nearly a decade later, NOAA has finally made the USCRN temperature readings available. According to the USCRN temperature readings, U.S. temperatures are not rising at all, at least not since the network became operational 10 years ago.
California Isn't Warming, It's Probably Getting Colder. Based on this NOAA-NWS data, California has most certainly not been warming over the past three decades. On the contrary, it appears the state has been cooling — in complete contrast to the NOAA-NCDC database and its magical algorithms for calculating statewide and regional temperatures. There is a scientific Pandora's Box to be opened on the raw climate datasets, and if California is any indication, the results will not be favorable for the alarmists.
Record Shows Decade of Cooling in U.S., Despite Warming Predictions. Climate change or not, the United States is still a pretty cool country — and getting cooler, according to temperature data of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The readings show temperatures dropping throughout the United States over the past decade. Nearly 10 years ago, the agency, in response to criticism that its temperature station readings had been skewed higher by poor sitings and questionable adjustments, set up temperature stations in pristine locations throughout the United States. Those stations, known collectively as the U.S. Climate Reference Network, have, a decade later, made the temperature readings available. The records show the United States has cooled by 0.4 degrees Celsius since the networks began operating in January 2005.
Who benefits from overblown climate change forecasts? [Scroll down] In fact, in the last, fifth assessment report — they've produced five of them since 1990, the last one last year — they said, in the pre-final draft, that warming would happen in the next 20 or 30 years at a certain rate. In the final draft, [...] they drastically reduced that forecast. But it's still too high because there's been no global warming at all on any measure for 13 years. There's been no global warming statistically distinguishable from zero for up to 25 years, depending on which record you use. Not one of the computer models that they used to predict the climate predicted that. Every single one of them was incorrect.
Ooops! Data from government agency shows US cooling trend. That well-known bastion of right wing nuttery — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — has released data showing that US temps have not risen in the last decade and have, in fact, dropped.
United States Experiencing Decade-Long Cooling. The NOAA temperature data are driving a stake through the heart of alarmists claiming accelerating global warming. Responding to widespread criticism that its temperature station readings were corrupted by poor citing issues and suspect adjustments, NOAA established a network of 114 pristinely cited temperature stations spread out fairly uniformly throughout the United States. Because the network, known as the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), is so uniformly and pristinely situated, the temperature data require no adjustments to provide an accurate nationwide temperature record. USCRN began compiling temperature data in January 2005. Now, nearly a decade later, NOAA has finally made the USCRN temperature readings available.
Global Warming Study Ridiculed After Temperatures Drop. A UK Met Office study that predicted temperatures would rise by up to half a degree centigrade over the past 10 years faces ridicule after it was revealed that temperatures actually dropped over that period. The peer-reviewed study by Doug M. Smith et al, entitled "Improved Surface Temperature Prediction for the Coming Decade from a Global Climate Model" — and which featured in the journal Science — also incorrectly predicted that several years over the past decade would see record heat.
This article describes a reverse hockey-stick graph:
been no Global Warming for 17 years, 9 months. According to the latest RSS satellite data, the trend line for global
temperatures has remained flat for the last 17 years and 9 months.
Climate scientists struggle to explain warming slowdown. Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding and defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions.
It's Memorial Day weekend and there's still ice on Lake Superior. Remember how bad the winter was? The polar vortex, inches upon inches of snow. While the season has passed for most of us and Memorial Day weekend is underway, there are reminders in Michigan's Upper Peninsula of the historically cold and snowy winter. There's still ice on Lake Superior.
Global warming news: Chicago beaches open with record low lake temperatures, hypothermia danger. The planet has a fever, Al Gore says. Tell that to someone foolish enough to swim in one of the twenty-four Lake Michigan beaches in Chicago, which opened today [5/23/2014].
2014 Is U.S.'s Coldest Year Ever So Far. This year has been the coldest year in history through May 6, according to the network of nationwide thermometers monitored by the U.S. Historical Climatology Network. Summer officially arrives later this month, and it better be a warm one if the United States is to avoid setting a new record for its coldest year ever. Southeastern Florida and the U.S. Southwest are the only regions with above-average temperatures so far this year. The Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes region are experiencing the coldest departures from average temperatures.
Pentagon Spending Tax Money Preparing for "Climate Change". The phrase "fighting climate change" has taken on new meaning, with the Department of Defense factoring consensus-based forecasts of a warmer planet into its military preparedness models. [...] The problem, many critics would say, is that the DoD's "mission reality" is based on the outcome of a "political debate" — not on sound science. Climate models that had predicted rising temperatures for the past couple of decades have proved faulty, as there has been no warming now for almost 18 years.
Metro Detroit breaks seasonal snowfall record. The average temperature from November to March, 25.8 degrees, was the fourth coldest stretch since the weather service began keeping records in 1874. It also had the third most days, 79, that failed to rise above freezing.
We're Going to Wish We Still had that Luxury Global Warming 'Problem'!. Of all the many absurdities of the great climate change non-crisis which has been pointlessly obsessing our planet this last three or four decades, surely the most egregious is the way it has ignored one basic fact: global warming is good. No really, it is. As a few bold heretics — such as Australian geologist Ian Plimer in his book Heaven And Earth — have long been trying to tell anyone prepared to listen, the human species is designed for warmth not cold. Ice ages are something we should naturally fear; warming periods are something which for which we should yearn.
Are global warming alarmists just a conglomerate of eco radicals and third world grifters? [Scroll down] The UN was the natural forum for this push and the IPCC, headed by an railway engineer, the natural "scientific" instrument. We know how that story has turned out to this point. No global warming registered for 17 years and 6 months despite all the dire, but apparently scientifically groundless, predictions.
They call it "extreme weather" to avoid calling it
extremely COLD weather.
Arctic blast coming to Eastern US: coldest opening to calendar spring in at least 50 years? Weather forecast models such as the ECMWF and NCEP, both of which have had good track records this year in identifying polar vortex outbreaks in advance, are now forecasting a massive cold blast for the beginning of spring.
Great Lakes 91 Percent Frozen, Near All-Time Record. The Great Lakes are 91 percent frozen just two weeks before spring officially begins, marking the second highest ice extent in recorded history. In an average year, the Great Lakes' maximum ice extent is just 50 percent. The all-time record ice extent is 95 percent, set in 1979. It has been 18 years since the Great Lakes were remotely close to their current ice extent.
Niagara Falls comes to a halt. For the second time in what has been a frigid winter in the Northeastern United States, Niagara falls has come to an icy halt as the six million cubic feet of water that typically flow over the falls every minute has frozen over.
Chicago deep freeze: cold, colder, coldest. Chicago broke a history record, although people there aren't rounding a victory lap. Winter temperatures in the city reached zero degrees F. or below the most number of days since recordkeeping began.
Great Lakes tops 90% ice cover, zeroes in on record. The Great Lakes are now more than 90.5% ice-covered — not just a Great Lake; all of them. That's the most ice cover in 34 years. In 1979, there was 94.7% ice cover, the largest ever recorded by scientists. "This year we will pass that, because in the next few days it will be another 5%, easy," said Jia Wang, a research ice climatologist for the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor.
The Official Forecast of the U.S. Government Never Saw This Winter Coming. Surprised by how tough this winter has been? You're in good company: Last fall the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted that temperatures would be above normal from November through January across much of the Lower 48 states. [...] "Not one of our better forecasts," admits Mike Halpert, the Climate Prediction Center's acting director. The center grades itself on what it calls the Heidke skill score, which ranges from 100 (perfection) to -50 (monkeys throwing darts would have done better). October's forecast for the three-month period of November through January came in at -22.
Winters have been getting cooler past 20 years, with more snowfall. Despite Obama administration claims that this year's harsh winter is due to global warming, winters have have been getting colder in the past two decades, according to government climate data. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's recently released climate data shows that U.S. winters have cooled over the past 20 years at a rate of minus 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit per century.
'Big Chill' Expected to Stay Until 2040. As the largest snowfall of the winter hits the eastern U.S., politicians and interest groups will claim the latest weather is proof of their position in the climate debate, but a prominent climatologist says this is nothing more than the latest development in a cooling cycle that started over a decade ago and could continue into 2040. Climate-change activists regularly assert that volatile weather events are on the rise due to human activity that impacts our climate, while skeptics point to the snow and cold snaps as further proof the earth is not running a fever.
Obama's warmed-over fudge on global warming. Environmentalists were forced several years ago to substitute the term "climate change" for "global warming" because the planet stubbornly refuses to behave as the climate models predicted it would. While the president and his allies fudged the facts on Capitol Hill the other day, a blanket of ice was steadily forming across the Potomac River a mile away. This winter has not been kind to the "warmists."
The end of the snow job. Life is particularly tough on the Great Lakes. Lake Superior is 92 percent frozen over, breaking the February record set two decades ago, and it's getting worse, unless you're an ice fisherman, in which case it's getting better. [...] Life is even tougher for the climate scientists who are trying to keep the global-warming scam alive. The latest villains for the global-warming slowdown, which we were earlier told would never happen, are the trade winds. [...] "The debate is settled," the president told Congress in his State of the Union speech. "Climate change is a fact." Well, of course. The climate is always changing, but never the liberal appetite for spending money in futile attempts to change the unchangeable.
Great Lakes ice cover spreading rapidly. Ice continued to build this past week on the Great Lakes due to the cold air and temperatures staying below freezing, and Lake Superior's new record shows it. The lake is 92 percent frozen, toppling a 20-year-old record of 91 percent set on Feb. 5, 1994. That statistic helped total Great Lakes ice cover soar, and we can expect to see more form in coming days.
Why Hasn't The Earth Warmed In Nearly 15 Years? There is no statistically significant warming trend since November of 1996 in monthly surface temperature records compiled at the University of East Anglia. Do we now understand why there's been no change in fourteen and a half years?
South still crippled by big chill after snowstorm brings Atlanta to a standstill. Hundreds of Atlanta motorists have yet to even pick up their abandoned cars from the citywide weather-related paralysis earlier this week. Traffic snarled for miles along highways as the nation watched a few inches of snow put the eight-largest city into suspended animation.
Midwest misery: Snow piles up to record levels. A series of winter storms in the Midwest has snow — and removal costs — piling up way above normal in many cities. Chicago, Detroit and Cincinnati already have seen more snow than they typically get for the entire season, and there are two months left in winter. And its [sic] not only been the snow — much of the Midwest is seeing bitterly cold temperatures, including cities such as Indianapolis, which is enduring its coldest winter since 1979, according to the National Weather Service.
NASA data shows that the 'pause' in global warming continues. The so-called "pause" of global warming continued through 2013, according to NASA, as there was no statistically significant rise in global temperatures last year. "The trends over the last 10 to 15 years compared to the trends before do appear to be lower than they were," Gavin Schmidt, climatologist with NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, told reporters.
Do we face a disastrous century due to global cooling? Global warming alarmists have been claiming for decade that increases in carbon dioxide emissions associated with human activity will produce disastrous climate events. Certainly if carbon dioxide emissions were the only factor affecting climate, increases in those emissions would indeed produce global warming. Inconveniently for this theory, world temperatures have not increased in the last 15 years.
Is a mini ice age on the way? The Sun's activity is at its lowest for 100 years, scientists have warned. They say the conditions are eerily similar to those before the Maunder Minimum, a time in 1645 when a mini ice age hit, Freezing London's River Thames. Researcher believe the solar lull could cause major changes, and say there is a 20% chance it could lead to 'major changes' in temperatures.
Another year of global cooling. Global warming is nowhere to be found. The mean global temperature has not risen in 17 years and has been slowly falling for approximately the past 10 years. In 2013, there were more record-low temperatures than record-high temperatures in the United States. At the end of the first week in January, a brutal spell of cold weather settled over most of the country. Multiple cold-temperature records were shattered across the country. Some sites experienced frigid conditions not seen since the 19th century.
Great Lakes froze earlier this year than any year since 1930s. So much for all that melting ice. This year we've got more ice faster than we've had it in any time in recent memory. I know, I know. Global warming isn't weather ... unless it fits the narrative. This definitely does not fit the narrative.
Climate Alarmists Sink to Comedic Low Explaining Historic Cold. Confronted with the embarrassment of historic cold gripping the nation just as the Obama administration launches a new offensive on the mythical global warming crisis, global warming activists and their media allies just invented their most knee-slapping assertion yet; that global warming causes winter cold outbreaks. Global warming activists, after giving us about 48 hours of silence after the cold temperatures hit while they scrambled to come up with an explanation, now say they have always predicted that global warming would cause more frequent and severe winter cold spells.
Is global warming to blame for polar vortex? Global warming may be contributing to the "polar vortex" causing frigid temperatures across most of the nation on Monday [1/6/2014], according to some climate change researchers. While it seems counter-intuitive, the research argues that plunging temperatures could come from changes in the jet stream caused by climate change.
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What Happened to Global Warming? Midwest wind-chill temperatures could hit -70° tonight, as meteorologists predict the lowest readings in decades. Meanwhile, in the antarctic, pinned near glaciers, a second ice breaker must be freed by the US Coast Guard. This, after the first ice-breaker became trapped while attempting to rescue a research ship cruising to the South Pole to prove Global Warming! The marooned research ship only served to highlight the fact that the South Pole ice shelf has never been thicker.
Executive Order: 'Excessively High Temperatures' 'Already' Harming Public Health. "Excessively high temperatures" are "already" harming public health nationwide, Pres. Obama declared on Nov. 1, 2013, two months before today's assault by record low temperatures. In his executive order on climate change, Obama warned that too much rain — and not enough rain — also dictated that executive action against climate fluctuations[.]
Despite Record Cold, Obama To Press Forward With Executive Action On Global Warming. While climate alarmists are twisting logic into knots trying to blame the current deep freeze on global warming, President Obama is pressing ahead with his plans to use executive action to fight it.
In midst of The Big Freeze, Obama to exert presidential powers on 'global warming'. Seeking to build his legacy on a core issue for many in the Democratic Party, the president and his deputies in the Environmental Protection Agency and elsewhere will take several key actions over the next 12 months as part of the federal government's larger effort to combat climate change, specialists say. Mr. Obama has shown few reservations about using executive powers on climate and environmental issues. In the final few months of 2013, he took executive action directing the government to prepare itself for "the impacts of climate change" and instructed all federal departments and agencies to dramatically increase energy efficiency and reduce fuel consumption at all government facilities.
Antarctic ice shelf melt 'lowest EVER recorded, global warming is NOT eroding it'. Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey say that the melting of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf in Antarctica has suddenly slowed right down in the last few years, confirming earlier research which suggested that the shelf's melt does not result from human-driven global warming. The Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica and its associated sea ice shelf is closely watched: this is because unlike most of the sea ice around the austral continent, its melt rate has seemed to be accelerating quickly since scientists first began seriously studying it in the 1990s.
The Global Warming Tipping Point is Near. A group of German scientists predicts dramatic global cooling over the next 90 years toward a new "little ice age." Of course, even many "low information" folks have an awareness of the record increase in Arctic sea ice, as well as the current highly-publicized predicament of the cadre of wealthy global warmists stuck in record-high sea ice while on a cruise to the Antarctic to prove the absence of sea ice. Now the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has quietly downgraded their prediction for global warming for the next 30 years in the final draft of their landmark "Fifth Assessment Report."
Barack Obama's Presidency Is A Complete Failure By His Own, Self-Imposed Standards. [Scroll down] As for the dishonest global warming fantasy, relatively soon the period of no global warming, which started 17 years ago, will be longer then the period of actual global warming, which was a natural cycle that lasted only 20 years, from the late 1970s to the late 1980s. That was preceded by about 30 years of global temperature decline, or global cooling.
NASA Satellite Data Contradict 'Warmest November' Claims. Global warming activists claim this November was the warmest on record, yet NASA and NOAA satellite data show temperatures were only modestly warmer than average. The discrepancy highlights global warming activists' desire to have not only their own opinions, but their own facts as well. NASA satellite instruments report November 2013 was merely the ninth warmest since 1979, when NASA satellites first began uniformly measuring Earth's atmospheric temperatures. Microwave sounders aboard NOAA satellites report November 2013 was merely the 16th warmest since 1979.
Warming Grinches See A New White Christmas Record. Those humming the words to "White Christmas" got their wish big-time as snow covered more than half the lower 48 states as of mid-December, putting snowless winters on the pile of failed climate predictions.
Our enemy is not global warming. In Britain, people are dying of the cold. Fanciful predictions of all the deaths that will result from climate change, decades into the future, are regularly thrown into public debate. Less attention has been given to a real statistic from the here and now, released by the Office of National Statistics this week, which shows the effects of one of the policies designed to tackle climate change: high energy prices. It emerged this week that there were 31,000 'excess' deaths in England and Wales last winter, almost a third more than the previous year. Almost all were, in effect, British pensioners who died of the cold.
It's Time to Take a Look at the Global Warming Spending Racket. International media outlets deserve credit for reporting accurately on the redistribution schemes that flowed out from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. But they should follow up by asking some hard questions about scientific assumptions that have not materialized. Since the planet appears to be getting colder rather than warmer, it would seem that public policy should be reshaped to reflect challenges that have gone unaddressed at the U.N. Part of doing that involves taking a harder look at the massive amounts of money that are being spent trying to fight a problem that increasingly appears not to exist at all.
Is a Big Chill on the Way? The Northern states have been in a deep freeze for a while now. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that northern Minnesota hasn't had a six-day stretch colder than the one the state has just suffered through since the Nixon administration, 1972. From December 6 through 11, the temperature in Duluth averaged 6 degrees.
Study shows it was warmer in Roman times than today. Scientists may have figured out why Romans wore togas and the global warming theorists are not going to be pleased. A new study by Swiss scientists finds the earth was warmer during Roman and Medieval times than it is today, which indicates that greenhouse gases may not be the driving force behind the modern global warming trend.
Antarctica recently experienced the coldest day in recorded history. Just how cold is cold? According to new NASA satellite data, the region hit a bone-chilling -135.7 degrees Fahrenheit (-93.2 degrees Celsius) back in August 2010, shattering the previous world record set at the Russian research station in Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983 by seven degrees. Then in July of this year, temperatures again nearly dipped to those levels at -135.3 degrees. [...] Indeed, even taking a breath in that temperature range could result in debilitating pain.
The Climate Change Climate Keeps Changing, but the Carbon Tax Is Eternal. There has been no temperature trend over the last 15 or so years despite increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHG). This actual record has belied the predictions of the models, yielding some uneasiness among the proponents of the conventional view. More generally, the earth has been emerging from the Little Ice Age since roughly 1850. Accordingly, there has been an upward long-term temperature trend: temperatures increased roughly from the middle of the 19th century through the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, and then from about 1910 through about 1940. They were roughly constant through about 1980, increased until 1998 (a year with a strong El Niño), and have exhibited no trend since then.
A shameful story of lives lost early in modern Britain. Imagine if 1,500 people had died during the summer from the heat. [...] The reality is that the climate is indeed killing us. Last year it killed not 1,500 people, not even 15,000 people, but more than double that number: 31,100 people died as a result of our climate. But it's not the heat that killed them. It's the cold.
Long, cold winter for 3 million who can't pay their energy bills. Three million elderly people fear they will not be able to stay warm in their own homes this winter, following the recent steep increases in the cost of heating, according to research published today. The plight of many older householders emerged as the Government faced renewed calls to offer immediate help to lower-income families struggling to pay energy bills. Four of the "Big Six" energy companies have raised their prices before the winter surge in demand, with the average combined electricity and gas bill now standing at £1,267 per year.
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"Stadium Wave" Phenomenon Defeats Climate-changers' Claims. The climate-changers have been scrambling lately to explain away the fact that global temperatures haven't changed since 1998.
The 'urgency' of combating 'global warming'. Few challenges facing America and the world are less urgent than combating the non-problem of "global warming". On all measures, there has been no increase in global mean surface temperatures since 1995; and, according to the University of Alabama at Huntsville, near-surface temperatures in 2008 will be lower than in 1980, 28 years ago, the first complete year of satellite observations. On all measures, global temperatures have been falling for seven full years since late 2001.
Global warming 'pause' may last for 20 more years. The 17-year pause in global warming is likely to last into the 2030s and the Arctic sea ice has already started to recover, according to new research. A paper in the peer-reviewed journal Climate Dynamics — by Professor Judith Curry of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Dr Marcia Wyatt — amounts to a stunning challenge to climate science orthodoxy. Not only does it explain the unexpected pause, it suggests that the scientific majority — whose views are represented by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — have underestimated the role of natural cycles and exaggerated that of greenhouse gases.
Global Warming Alarmists are Overrun by the Facts. [Scroll down] Clearly the White House missed the news — isn't that where Obama has learned about various scandals that have suffused his administration? — that there has been no warming since 1997. What's more, it's also missed the news about a peer-reviewed paper that recently appeared in the journal Climate Dynamics. According to the science, the pause in warming that began as temperatures leveled off in the late 1990s could extend into the 2030s.
Is 'global cooling' the new scientific consensus? Is there a new scientific consensus forming around global cooling? That's what environmentalist Lawrence Solomon writes in the Financial Post, citing the fact that solar activity is decreasing at the fastest rate as anytime in the last 10,000 years. "Now an increasing number of scientists are swinging back to the thinking of the 1960s and 1970s," Solomon writes. "The global cooling hypothesis may have been right after all, they say. Earth may be entering a new Little Ice Age."
Tens of thousands of cattle killed in Friday's blizzard, ranchers say. Tens of thousands of cattle lie dead across South Dakota on Monday [10/7/2013] following a blizzard that could become one of the most costly in the history of the state's agriculture industry. As state officials spent the day calculating the multi-million dollar impact to the regional economy from Friday's storm, ranchers began digging up hundreds of cattle that are still buried beneath feet of snow.
Early Snow Kills Thousands of Cattle in SD. A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as they assess how many of their cattle died during the unseasonably early blizzard.
Networks Embrace IPCC Report's Fraudulent Warnings. Temperatures have flat-lined for 15 years, the Arctic and Antarctic are gaining record amounts of ice, most computer models have been wrong, yet the networks are buying into the alarmists' narrative.
Verbatim "Climate" Journalism. On September 27 I was reading my Wall Street Journal as usual when I turned the page to read the following headline: "U.N. Affirms Human Role in Global Warming." There is no human role in global warming and there is no global warming. The Earth has been in a cooling cycle for the past seventeen years.
It was October 4, not December 4.
Climate of Uncertainty. Between 1998 and 2012 the global economy more than doubled in size — to some $71 trillion in GDP from $30 trillion. That's the good news. Over the same period the world pumped more than 100 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That is supposedly the bad news. Yet global surface temperatures have remained essentially flat. That's the mystery: If emitting CO2 into the atmosphere causes global warming, why hasn't the globe been warming?
IPCC Backpedals on Extreme Weather Claims. Embarrassed by the current decade-and-a-half period without any global warming, those calling for worldwide action to halt climate change have shifted focus to worries about extreme weather events. It makes sense, of course, for alarmists to direct attention away from something that isn't happening — global warming — towards frightening stories about something that could conceivably be occurring. Unfortunately for the alarmists — but fortunately for the rest of us — both independent scientific observations and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's own latest report (released on Monday) make it clear that a warming of the Earth is not leading to an increase in extreme weather. In fact, the opposite seems to be the case.
17 Year Warming Hiatus Causes Panic Cover Up. IPCC Duplicity Continues. The tragic fact is that global temperature has declined slightly for 17 years while CO2 levels increased. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) hypothesis said that if CO2 increased temperature would increase. The hypothesis is slain. Instead of acknowledging the hypothesis is wrong, as science requires, the defenders advance bizarre explanations none of which bear examination. According to the IPCC what is happening can't happen.
95 per cent of intelligent people know the new IPCC report is utter drivel. The irony is, of course, that the third, fourth and fifth assessment reports were all produced in a period of rising CO2 levels in which there has been no "global warming" whatsoever. You'd imagine that, had the scientific method been more highly valued by the IPCC, this rather glaring flaw in AGW theory might have been afforded more prominence. But this is not the IPCC Assessment Reports' job. As Christopher Booker and others have often noted, the IPCC's reports are essentially political artefacts rather than scientific ones.
World's top climate scientists told to 'cover up' the fact that the Earth's temperature hasn't risen for the last 15 years. Scientists working on the most authoritative study on climate change were urged to cover up the fact that the world's temperature hasn't risen for the last 15 years, it is claimed. A leaked copy of a United Nations report, compiled by hundreds of scientists, shows politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the United States raised concerns about the final draft. Published next week, it is expected to address the fact that 1998 was the hottest year on record and world temperatures have not yet exceeded it, which scientists have so far struggled to explain.
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Siberian Arctic Is Not Warming After All. Sebastian Lčning's and Fritz Vahrenholt's Die kalte Sonne site today writes about a new peer-reviewed study that shows that the Arctic is not warming quickly after all. For years alarmist scientists have told us that nowhere is warming happening faster than in the Arctic. Wrong again!
Global warming is just HALF what we said: World's top climate scientists [...]. A leaked copy of the world's most authoritative climate study reveals scientific forecasts of imminent doom were drastically wrong. The Mail on Sunday has obtained the final draft of a report to be published later this month by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the ultimate watchdog whose massive, six-yearly 'assessments' are accepted by environmentalists, politicians and experts as the gospel of climate science. They are cited worldwide to justify swingeing fossil fuel taxes and subsidies for 'renewable' energy.
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About that whole global warming thing. A leaked report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that the world is not warming but actually cooling, and will continue to get colder until the middle of the century. You remember the IPCC, right? It's the group whose 2007 report on global warming said that snow would disappear from everywhere but the highest mountains, icebergs would melt, sea levels would rise, deserts would spread, people would die in heat waves and pretty much the earth was going to end if we didn't immediately destroy our carbon-fueled economy with job-killing government regulations.
Where's The Climate Warming? Nowhere To Be Found In Germany. The German Weather Service recently issued a press release claiming that August had been "one of the warmest on record". Yet German data show no warming at all in the last 20 years.
Man Made Climate Change Arguments Don't Survive Scrutiny. As an example, in 2006 NASA predicted sunspot cycle 24, the current cycle we're in now, would be the strongest in 300 years. The reality is that it will be the weakest in 100 years. They could not have been more wrong. Computer models from the 1990s predicted that global average surface temperature would continue to increase after the year 2000. They were wrong. There has been no measured temperature increase since 1998.
Global warming? No, actually we're cooling, claim scientists. There has been a 60 per cent increase in the amount of ocean covered with ice compared to this time last year, the equivalent of almost a million square miles. In a rebound from 2012's record low an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia's northern shores, days before the annual re-freeze is even set to begin. The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year, forcing some ships to change their routes.
Arctic ice melt IS a problem because Right-wing newspapers smell, explains Guardian climate expert. At the weekend my old mucker David Rose reported in the Mail On Sunday the shocking news that there is 60 per cent more sea ice at the Arctic than there was this time last year. So too did Hayley Dixon in the Telegraph. The implication of both pieces was that perhaps this global warming thing we've been hearing about ad nauseam this last couple of decades isn't quite the deadly threat the 'scientists' have been telling us it was; that indeed, maybe the more pressing worry ought to be global cooling.
Major Danish Daily Warns: "Globe May Be On Path To Little Ice Age..." Another major European media outlet is asking: Where's the global warming?
North West Passage blocked with ice — yachts caught. The Northwest Passage after decades of so-called global warming has a dramatic 60% more Arctic ice this year than at the same time last year. The future dreams of dozens of adventurous sailors are now threatened. A scattering of yachts attempting the legendary Passage are caught by the ice, which has now become blocked at both ends and the transit season may be ending early.
The New York Times' Global Warming Hysteria Ignores 17 Years Of Flat Global Temperatures. The New York Times feverishly reported on August 10 that the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is about to issue another scary climate report. Dismissing the recent 17 years or so of flat global temperatures, the IPCC will assert that: "It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010."
Leaked draft of climate report struggles with drop in warming. Global surface temperatures rose rapidly during the 70s, but have been relatively flat over the past decade and a half, according to data from the U.K.'s weather-watching Met Office. Climate skeptics have spent months debating the weather pattern, some citing it as evidence that global warming itself has decelerated or even stopped.
2012 Data Confirms [the] Earth [is] In [a] Cooling Trend. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released its "State of the Climate in 2012" report, which states that "worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record." But the report "fails to mention  was one of the coolest of the decade, and thus confirms the cooling trend," according to an analysis by climate blogger Pierre Gosselin. "To no one's surprise, the report gives the reader the impression that warming is galloping ahead out of control," writes Gosselin. "But their data shows just the opposite."
Claim: Global cooling, not warming, is Earth's coming threat. "Like most major climate events, the past sea level rise was caused by the Sun and had little or nothing to do with mankind's industrial greenhouse gas emissions," said John Casey, a former White House and NASA advisor and climate author. "Now that the Sun has entered a state of 'solar hibernation' and is cutting back on the energy by which it warms the Earth, a new and potentially dangerous decades-long drop in global temperatures has begun," he warned.
Major cold/snow into Brazil while Antarctic ice nears record falsifies polar amplification idea. It is behavior consistent with what you should expect as outlined in Leon Festinger's 'When Prophecies Fail'. First after the cessation of warming for 16 years and cooling for 10 and the slowing of sea level rises proved to be persistent, they switched to hyping extremes. [...] But the oceans have shown no trend down to 300m in the tropical Pacific which the theory says should be warming most significantly.
Waiting for the Warming. Looking back at what was reported in the late 90s and the early years of this century everyone was expecting the rise in global temperature seen in the 90s to continue at an IPCC sanctioned rate of 0.3 deg C per decade. Only years later in the face of no temperature rise was it mentioned that what might have been meant was an average rate of 0.3 deg C per decade, sometimes it could be less, sometimes more.
Global warming has 'paused' because of natural causes but will continue to rise, scientists claim. Global warming has 'paused' but this is not unexpected and temperatures will still continue to rise, climate scientists have claimed. Heat going into the deep ocean is part of the reason global average surface temperatures have increased at a lower rate in the past 10 to 15 years than in previous decades, they explained. Recent low solar activity and volcanic eruptions, which send particles into the atmosphere that reflect heat, have also contributed to a slowing in temperature rises, while natural climate variations also play a part.
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Senator Barbara Boxer's Own Experts Contradict Obama On Global Warming. Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser less than a month before directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to impose costly new restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions, Obama said, "we also know that the climate is warming faster than anybody anticipated five or 10 years ago." "I don't have much patience for people who deny climate change," Obama added. However, climate scientists including United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) lead author Hans von Storch report temperatures have remained essentially flat for the past 10 years, and indeed for the past 15 years.
Cooling Looms As Earth's True Climate Calamity. Although we have been enmeshed in a long debate over global warming and climate change, this controversy has been politically motivated, not a response to actual global warming, as there has been no warming for 16 years. In fact, it is likely we will soon need to take a long, hard look at adjustments in behavior based not on warmth, which, by and large, results in good things, but, rather, on cold, which creates endless problems for both individuals and society.
Global Warming: There's Nothing To Fight Against. The junkyard of failed green energy efforts is stacked high with the carcasses of Solyndra, A123 Systems Inc., Ener1, Abound Solar, Beacon Power, Evergreen Solar, SpectraWatt and AES subsidiary Eastern Energy, to name some of the many defeats. Making the losses sting even more is the fact there has been no reason to hurry the development of green energy. The feared warming predicted by models simply hasn't materialized.
Obama Launches New Global Warming Video as Phony "Consensus" Crumbles. The president seems to be unaware that even top climate alarmists have admitted that there has been no evidence of global warming for at least the past 15 years. [...] The president's energy program, outlined in [a] White House Fact Sheet and detailed in "The President's Climate Action Plan," both released today [6/25/2013], would place onerous new restrictions on coal fired power plants and other fossil fuels and would direct billions more dollars into funding "renewable energy" sources, such as solar and wind.
Is Climate Change Our No. 1 Crisis, Mr. President? Global temperatures have been flat for 16 years — a curious time to unveil a grand, hugely costly, socially disruptive anti-warming program. Now, this inconvenient finding is not dispositive. It doesn't mean there is no global warming. But it is something that the very complex global warming models that Obama naïvely claims represent settled science have trouble explaining. It therefore highlights the president's presumption in dismissing skeptics as flat-earth know-nothings. On the contrary. It's flat-earthers like Obama who refuse to acknowledge the problematic nature of contradictory data.
Two years to a 1740-type event? One of the puzzles of the last 300 years of climate is the temperature drop of 1740. It came out of the blue after a number of warm years in the 1730s.
A cooling consensus. Global warming has slowed. The rate of warming of over the past 15 years has been lower than that of the preceding 20 years. There is no serious doubt that our planet continues to heat, but it has heated less than most climate scientists had predicted.
How data revisionism hypes global warming. [Scroll down] The HadCRUt4 warming rate from 1976-2001 was equivalent to almost 1.8°C/century (compared with warming at just 1.1°C/century from 1979-1996), but from 2002 to the present HadCRUt4 shows cooling at a rate equivalent to almost 0.5°C/century (compared with warming at almost 0.5°C/century from 1997-2012).
To The Horror Of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here. The increase in global temperatures since the late 19th century just reflects the end of the Little Ice Age. The global temperature trends since then have followed not rising CO2 trends but the ocean temperature cycles of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO). [...] Those ocean temperature cycles, and the continued recovery from the Little Ice Age, are primarily why global temperatures rose from 1915 until 1945, when CO2 emissions were much lower than in recent years.
Global Microwave SST Update for April, 2013: -0.04°C. The anomalies are computed relative to only 2003-2006 because those years were relatively free of El Nino and La Nina activity, which if included would cause temperature anomaly artifacts in other years. Thus, these anomalies cannot be directly compared to, say, the Reynolds anomalies which extend back to the early 1980s. Nevertheless, they should be useful for monitoring signs of recent ocean surface warming, which appears to have stalled since at least the early 2000's.
Global Cooling on Memorial Day. This strange freezing weather is oddly symbolic on this Memorial Day for the situation of liberalism in general right now, which is being exposed as phony and venal across the board from Benghazi to the IRS to the surveillance of the press — an ideology cracking like thin ice on a winter's day. Anthropogenic global warming was a harbinger of all that, a kind of pseudo-scientific, faithed-based belief in something about as proven as the existence of vampires, only you were supposed to alter the world economic system completely for it. Some still want to, of course, but their power seems to be diminishing. It's up to us finish the job.
3 feet of snow in upstate NY on Memorial weekend. A Memorial Day weekend storm has dropped three feet of snow on a New York ski mountain near the Vermont boarder [sic].
New York, Vermont get late May snow storm. The calendar may say it's late May but it looked more like January in New York and Vermont this weekend with up to nearly 3 feet of snow falling.
Who are the real climate deniers? We know, via proxies like ice core samples, fossil remains, marine specimens, temperature-dependent remanence measurements, as well as historical documents, etc., that there were periods in history when the earth was significantly warmer than it is today, though human beings were not pumping CO2 into the atmosphere — CO2 levels during the Ordovician Age 440 million years ago were ten times higher than they are at present and happened to coincide with an ice age; closer to home, during the Medieval Warm Period the Scandinavians farmed Greenland and in the Roman Warm Period olive groves flourished in Germany. We know that the Northwest Passage was open during the early part of the 20th century and that the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, as recounted in his The North West Passage, navigated the strait between 1903 and 1906.
"A Sensitive Matter" — Flat Temperatures Flummox Climate Scientists. [Scroll down] For its part, The Australian observed, "Debate about the reality of a two-decade pause in global warming and what it means has made its way from skeptical fringe to the mainstream." It continued, "But the fact that global surface temperatures have not followed the expected global warming pattern is now widely accepted." Even the Global Warming Policy Foundation acknowledges the emerging evidence. Its spokesman David Whitehouse lamented, "If we have not passed it already, we are on the threshold of global observations becoming incompatible with the consensus theory of climate change."
Ice Fishing in May. 2013 featured the winter that wouldn't end. Here in Minneapolis, the snow has finally melted and leaves are starting to come out on the trees. Farther north, though, the lakes are still largely frozen. This weekend is the opening of Minnesota's fishing season, one of the most important dates on the calendar. But it's hard to go after those walleyes when you're dodging ice on the lake.
Scientists hint that global cooling is the new pollution risk. Just in time for the cooler spring that has swept the nation — complete with unseasonal snow in the Rockies region — scientists with the University of Manchester said pollution actually brings on climate cooling, not warming. The logic is that manmade pollutants make clouds brighter, and that impacts how sunlight is allowed to shine — and that brings about cooler temps, scientists say, TG Daily reported.
Climate scientists struggle to explain warming slowdown. Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding and defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions.
Is the UK heading for another Arctic winter? Britain's winters are getting colder because of melting Artic ice changing global weather patterns, the Met Office has claimed. Forecasters are concerned that high levels of ice melt in the Arctic in recent years could be behind Britain's increasingly bitter and longer winters.
Historic [May] Snowstorm Hits Plains To Upper Midwest. The list of locations that have received record May snowfall from a storm that brought up to 2 feet of over the central Rockies continues to grow over portions of the Plains and Upper Midwest. The storm will continue to drop accumulating snow through Friday morning [5/3/2013] and reaching even more unlikely locations over the Plains, Midwest and the South before it is all said and done.
May snowstorm dumps nearly a foot on Wyo. and Colo.. Another spring snowstorm — the fourth in as many weeks — dumped around a foot of heavy, wet snow on parts of Wyoming, closing schools and roads but bringing more relief from a prolonged drought.
The Unraveling of Global Warming is Accelerating. Uh oh, somebody in Germany in a position to influence others in the Green movement has started thinking for himself, shrugging off suggestions from a climate scientist that "its all in his head". [...] [Harald] Martenstein also noticed that Britain had endured its coldest winter in 30 years, Florida got covered by icicles, and the cold seemed to be spreading everywhere.
5,000 lives believed to have been lost due to bitter March. The elderly, poor, sick and homeless were among those thought most at risk as Britain shivered through the second-coldest March on record. The grim toll was recorded despite 635,000 cold weather payments — triggered by seven days of below freezing temperatures — being made during the month. There were none in March last year.
Climate scientists struggle to explain warming slowdown. Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding and defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions.
Russian Scientists Warn Global Temperatures To Fall 1.5°C By 2050. Strong Doubts About Warming. Stories in Germany about global cooling, hard winters, and ice ages have been popping up faster than dandelions in May lately. Global warming is beginning to look historical. Bild starts by reporting that finally the snow and ice gripping Russia since October are beginning to thaw.
Climythology. [Scroll down] If the atmosphere cools or remains at a constant temperature for long enough in the face of rising CO2 emissions, it will be difficult to maintain the view that man-made global warming is a problem requiring the expenditure of billions of dollars and a resort to wholesale reliance on inefficient and unreliable green energy.
Frigid Spring Silences Global Warming Alarmism. A remarkably frigid spring is putting the freeze on global warming from Russia to the UK and from Alaska to Florida. The Russian International News Agency reports the exceptionally cold spring, even by Russian standards, is delaying the annual bird migration. The UK Guardian reports record cold temperatures killed thousands of newborn lambs throughout the British Isles. The Alaska Dispatch saluted residents with "Welcome to Spring!" while reporting temperatures remaining below zero and threatening longtime records.
Too much green energy is bad for Britain. With the worst snow conditions in the country since 1981, it's worrying, to say the least, that gas supplies are running low. A month ago, The Sunday Telegraph warned in this column of the problems of an energy policy that puts expensive, inefficient green power before coal-fired and nuclear power. [...] Now we are reaping the consequences.
CO2 Keeps Rising but Temperatures Refuse to Follow. New data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise but global temperatures are not following suit. The new data undercut assertions that atmospheric carbon dioxide is causing a global warming crisis. NOAA data show atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose 2.67 parts per million in 2012 to 395 ppm. The jump was the second-highest since 1959, when scientists began measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.
Old people are freezing to death as hidden taxes make fuel more expensive.
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Global Warming: Was It Just A Beautiful Dream After All? I want warmer weather here in the Big City. But I've grown old waiting for the promised global warming. I was 35 when predictions of a looming ice age were supplanted by warmmongering. Now I'm 68, and there's still no sign of warmer weather. It's enough to make one doubt the "settled science" of the government-funded doom-sayers.
The Coming Global Warming Voter Backlash. News is breaking out all over: global warming stopped 20 years ago. [...] While our economy is struggling and our nation in debt, Democrats squandered tens of billions on a climate change hoax. How many voters are unemployed due to climate change polices? Unnecessary regulations are strangling people's jobs and their lives. And then one must wonder: what else were Democrats unbelievably wrong about?
Meet the new climate deniers. The new climate deniers are the liberals who, despite their obsession with climate change, have managed to miss the biggest story in climate science, which is that there hasn't been any global warming for about a decade and a half.
Deaths up by 30,000 in big freeze. Britain's relentless big freeze has sparked fears of the highest winter death rate for five years. The brutal Arctic blast has seen temperatures plummet to -13C (9F) amid what could be the coldest March for almost three decades. Pensioner groups warned the death rate among Britain's elderly has already soared this winter with fears it could hit 30,000 — 6,000 more than last year.
Global Warming? Oops! Never Mind! Almost every place on Earth today has a different temperature from that of any other location. So, is our planet's temperature rising? Do we even know? However, it is officially admitted: Global warming stopped 15-20 years ago. The mainstream media is struggling very hard to explain this away. They admit that the Earth stopped warming 15 to 20 years ago. But just you wait — disaster is coming unless we vote liberals into office. They cannot explain the pause. Yet they "know" global warming will kill us all unless we vote Democrat.
Eco taxes are nonsense if the earth isn't warming. Mysteriously, anything can be produced as evidence of global warming — hot weather, cold weather, wet weather and dry. Climate change has become a religion and any diversion from the orthodox view is pounced on as evidence of heretical wickedness. Those who beg to differ about the global warming creed are held up as wicked rather than merely sceptical. But now new data from the Met Office is at odds with the doomy computer predictions from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The new data show that the pace of climate change has been wildly overestimated.
Energy gap leaves Britain freezing in the dark. "It's payback time for our insane energy policy," snarled London's Sunday Telegraph newspaper. Hypothermia has killed thousands, losses to the economy have soared into the billions, and the wintry spring has wrought mayhem on the roads, closed businesses and smashed power lines. [...] Why? Because instead of developing its vast natural gas resources to fuel gas-fired generators, Britain has been building wind turbines, which provide almost no electricity during frigid weather.
If only we'd listened to the experts, eh? Sir John Beddington, the government's retiring Chief Scientist has been doing the media rounds today, telling anyone who'll listen how "Climate Change" is still a serious problem about which we should all worry greatly. Has he looked out of the window recently? [...] Actually, though, if you'll look at the facts — something that the Warmists appear increasingly loath to do — what you'll realise is that our winters ARE getting colder. That there has been no statistically significant warming since January 1997.
Climate train wreck. There are now two kinds of people with some understanding of climate science, sceptics and liars. The climate change scam is turning into a train wreck and everyone keeping the score knows it. The most delightful thing about the climate train wreck is that it is happening so slowly. Global temperatures have not risen for about fifteen years which is not quite as predicted. Even worse, people are losing interest as the wild-eyed threats lose their potency.
Green posturing and the great gas fiasco. As the country was hit by snow and freezing weather yesterday, analysts warned that Britain's gas reserves could run out in only 36 hours — leaving us at the mercy of expensive foreign imports. At one stage, real panic gripped the markets when one of the four gas pipes bringing vital supplies from mainland Europe stopped working. The problem was fixed in a few hours, but it was a terrifying insight into just how precarious the UK's position has become.
'It is supposed to be spring', says Met Office as more snow [is] on the way. Parts of Britain could see up to 16 inches of snow before the weekend, as forecasters warn of severe and unusual weather conditions for the time of year.
How are those rooftop solar panels working out?
Snow brings blackouts and travel chaos. Heavy snow and high winds have left tens of thousands of homes without power while dozens of motorists had to be rescued after becoming stranded in snow drifts of up to 15 feet overnight [3/23/2013 - the third day of spring].
New Report: Global Temperature Standstill Is Real. After reviewing the scientific literature the reports concludes that the standstill is an empirical fact and a reality that challenges current climate models. During the time that the Earth's global temperature has remained static the atmospheric composition of carbon dioxide has increased from 370 to 390 ppm. "The standstill is a reality and is not the result of cherry-picking start and end points. Its commencement can be seen clearly in the data, and it continues to this day," said Dr David Whitehouse, the author of the new report.
Heading for ANOTHER top 5 snow year for the Northern Hemisphere. [Scroll down] In a television interview today, I was asked whether global warming could explain this. I replied no, we get snow during cold periods not warm. Global warming would reduce the north south contrast and reduce the strength of storms. Also the warming models and IPCC and NOAA claimed warming would take the rain snow line most often near the major cities of the east and push it inland reducing snow for the cities. Not so.
German Media Reopen Climate Discussion, Concede Warming Has Stopped. If Germany had recorded a record 5 warmer winters in a row, people would be reading and hearing about it for days without end. However, just the opposite has occurred: Germany has now experienced 5 colder than normal winters in a row — "a record" — now made official by the German Weather Service (This winter 0.6°C below 1981-2010 average). Yet, hardly a peep from the media on this.
Over 650 snow records set in USA this week. While pundits spin attempts at linking snowfall in the Northeast USA to AGW, much like they do in the summer during heat waves, we find that Nature is just taunting them with snow as far south as the Mexican border in Arizona. And there is more to come, in the next week, we may see snow into Florida.
How Germany's Climate Scientists Suddenly Changed Their Predictions Of Warm Winters To Cold Snowy Ones. Sebastian Lüning and Klaus-Eckart Puls write the story of how renowned German climate scientists had for years predicted warmer winters with snow becoming increasingly more rare — before they turned on a dime and suddenly claimed global warming would cause colder winters.
Four out of the last five winters have been colder than average. Cold weather usually requires some degree of hibernation. But if you feel like the urge to curl up in your duvet and never leave the house has been getting stronger over the past few winters, well — you're right. Because four out of five of them have been chillier than average, according to the Met Office.
"Climate change" cools off. These are not happy times for the Church of Global Warming, which has been trying to repackage its manufactured hysteria as "climate change" for several years. But according to the New York Times on Thursday [3/7/2013], we've actually come full circle to where we began in the Seventies: global cooling.
Heaviest Snowfall in a Century Hits Moscow. "There hasn't been such a winter in 100 years," Pyotr Biryukov, deputy mayor for residential issues, said Tuesday [2/5/2013] in comments carried by Interfax. "The snow this year has already reached one and a half times the climatic norm," he said.
Climate consensus in free-fall. Whatever the reason for it, GW hasn't been happening for 16 years — and not a single computer model predicted it. Then there is the breaking news that the global sea ice area is above normal — and that in the midst of the Antarctic summer. Not exactly been mainstream news has it?
Temperature Standstill Continues: 2012 just Scrapes into Top Ten. Statistically there has been no change in the average annual temperature of the globe since 1997 meaning that the standstill is now 16 years.
Someone please tell us where's the warming. The Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has released the global mean temperature figure for 2012. The anomaly is +0.56° Celsius. A look at the last 30 years (a climate-relevant time-period) shows a global temperature stagnation. This has created a commotion in the media. Spiegel has taken notice and reported of "puzzled scientists". Perhaps we can lend them a hand in finding the missing heat. The 5-year moving average has been flat since 2002 — a full decade. There really hasn't been any significant increase since 1997; that's 16 years.
Obama Unveils His Economy-Killing Cap-And-Tax Plan. A nonexistent crisis is a terrible thing to waste, and in justifying his proposal for a cap-and-tax scheme, President Obama claimed in his State Of The Union that "the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15." He was lying. The fact is, according to new data released quietly last October by Britain's Met Office, the world's natural post-Ice Age warming trend stopped about 16 years ago. From the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
New England eyes potentially record-setting blizzard. New England braced on Thursday for a possibly record-setting winter storm, with forecasts of up to two feet of snow prompting local officials to urge residents to prepare.
More signs that global warming is just hot air. Global warming is likely to be less extreme than claimed, researchers said yesterday. The most likely temperature rise will be 1.9C (3.4F) compared with the 3.5C predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Norwegian study says earlier predictions were based on rapid warming in the Nineties. But Oslo University's department of geosciences included data since 2000 when temperature rises "levelled off nearly completely".
Britain braced for worst snowstorm in years as Met Office issue rare Red Alert. Britain is braced for the "worst snowstorm in years" to strike tonight bringing up to a foot of snow across the country. The Met Office has issued a nationwide severe weather warning with an almost unheard of red alert for Wales. The entire country faces heavy snowfall and blizzards with up to a foot expected on high ground and several inches elsewhere.
Global warming takes a vacation. Those who dare assert the Earth's temperature isn't on a perilous rise are derided as "deniers." For liberals, the climate debate has ended, and it is an unquestionable article of faith that mankind's carbon-dioxide emanations have set the stage for rising oceans, devastating hurricanes and disasters on a scale never before seen. To say otherwise is unthinkable, and that has created a dilemma. It's not actually getting warmer.
California faces epic cold snap. California was going from cold to colder Friday [1/11/2013] as a chill expected to bring the biggest mercury dips in years descended on much of the state.
Worst Freeze for 20 Years. The biggest freeze in 20 years is set to bring a foot of snow by the start of next week. As the first blizzards hit Cumbria and the North-west yesterday [1/11/2013], the Met Office issued severe weather warnings across much of the UK for the next three days. Forecasters said parts of the North-east and Scotland could be knee-deep in snow by Monday.
The crazy climate change obsession that's made the Met Office a menace. From its infamous 'barbecue summer' washout of 2009 to the snowbound winter it failed to predict in 2010 and the recent forecast-defying floods, our £200 million-a-year official weather forecaster has become a national joke. But of all its recent embarrassments, none come close to matching the Met Office's latest one. Without fanfare — apparently in the desperate hope no one would notice — it has finally conceded what other scientists have known for ages: there is no evidence that 'global warming' is happening.
Global warming has stalled, admits Met Office. The great global warming debate was blown wide open again yesterday when the Met Office predicted cooler than expected temperatures for the next five years. The Met Office, one of the top cheerleaders for the man-made climate change camp, said global temperatures are likely to be lower than it forecast in December 2011.
Northern Hemisphere Snow Was Greatest on Record in December. Northern Hemisphere December snow extent was the greatest on record, with snow from Canada to Mexico and from Siberia to Iran.
Alaska is headed for an ice age. In the Last Frontier, where temperatures can get as cold as 50 degrees below zero, local residents have experienced the increasing chill and scientists now confirm that the Northwest state is indeed seeing a temperature drop. A new report from the research center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks reveals that the 49th state of the union has cooled by 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 2000.
Coldest Week Since 1938 Kills 45 Across Russia. How come we never hear about how many people die from hypothermia? It is one of the biggest killers in the world. Hypothermia kills far more than heat and hurricanes combined. Not to mention what it does to crops, which in turn causes more deaths. And yet we never hear about the dangers of cold weather.
There is a bunch of other stuff the news media won't talk about.
Massive winter storm from Dallas to Maine. How long until global warming is blamed for the first white Christmas in Oklahoma City since 1914?
Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits. Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized. The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia.
Cooling Down the Fears of Climate Change. In short: We can now estimate, based on observations, how sensitive the temperature is to carbon dioxide. We do not need to rely heavily on unproven models. Comparing the trend in global temperature over the past 100-150 years with the change in "radiative forcing" (heating or cooling power) from carbon dioxide, aerosols and other sources, minus ocean heat uptake, can now give a good estimate of climate sensitivity. The conclusion — taking the best observational estimates of the change in decadal-average global temperature between 1871-80 and 2002-11, and of the corresponding changes in forcing and ocean heat uptake — is this: A doubling of CO2 will lead to a warming of 1.6°-1.7°C (2.9°-3.1°F). This is much lower than the IPCC's current best estimate, 3°C (5.4°F).
Chilling climate-change news. The last thing government officials want to hear is that the planet isn't actually warming. Reality puts IPCC in a bind. Despite the draft chart's implicit admission that climate models have exaggerated warming, IPCC has not backed down from the tale that carbon dioxide, a natural byproduct of industrial society, is heating the planet. At the same time, the organization realizes it can no longer hide from the widely known temperature data.
Massive snowstorm blamed for deaths in 5 states. A major snowstorm that was sweeping across the Midwest and beyond, left at least eight people dead, clogged highways and forced hundreds of flight delays and cancellations at airports already bracing for the holiday rush. The storm was blamed for deaths in at least five states, with parts of Iowa and Wisconsin hit with more than a foot of snow.
Fourteen Is the New Fifteen! According to the leaders of the global warming doomsday cult, the average surface temperature of Earth is 14 degrees Celsius (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit), but this is a new value which has quietly replaced the original average of 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). [...] A report in the Schenectady-based Daily Gazette indicates that [Dr. James] Hansen and his colleague Helene Wilson used this value at least as late as 1992. Thus, Hansen consistently used 15 degrees Celsius as the baseline average for several years. James Hansen was not the only person to use this value.
Globull Warming Still Stalled. Warmists are attempting to spin: "We are investigating why the temperature rise at the surface has slowed in recent years, including how ocean heat content changes and the effects of aerosols from atmospheric pollution may have influenced global climate." In other words, they have no idea why Nature has decided to blow up the computer model prognostication.
The Earth is Cooling . There is a far greater land area in the northern hemisphere than the south that is affected by seasons. During the Northern hemisphere summer there is a large uptake of CO2 from plants growing causing a drop in the atmospheric CO2 concentration. Cool periods in 1984 and 1992 were caused by the El Chichon and Pinatubo volcanic eruptions. The temperature spikes in 1998 and 2010 were cause by strong El Ninos, which are unrelated to global warming. Natural climate change is much stronger than any effect from carbon dioxide.Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released. The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week. The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
Update and confirmation of 'Global warming stopped 16 years ago' aka 'the pause'. Last week The Mail on Sunday provoked an international storm by publishing a new official world temperature graph showing there has been no global warming since 1997. [...] The Met Office now confirms on its climate blog that no significant warming has occurred recently: 'We agree with Mr Rose that there has only been a very small amount of warming in the 21st Century.'
No Underlying Global Warming In Recent Years. In the debate about the significance of the observed global annual average temperature standstill — whose duration now stands at the past 16 years — some have argued that it has little climatic significance.
NOAA's '15 year statement' from 2008 puts a kibosh on the current Met Office 'insignificance' claims. Either the models are worth something or they aren't. In this case it seems they aren't.
Throwing Money at Climate Lies. The weather changes rapidly; the temperature can go from a hot day to a cool night. Change is constant and only predictable over very brief time frames. [...] Some climatologists are predicting another ice age and they would be right because the interval between ice ages is about 11,500 years and the Earth is at the end of such an interval. It will arrive very swiftly and hang around for thousands of years.
Global Warming 'Stopped In 1997'. Global warming stopped 15 years ago, it was claimed last night [10/14/2012]. Met Office figures show that the average temperature between 1997 and 2012 did not rise at all and that the previous warming trend has levelled off. But critics say the Met Office put this research onto the Internet without publicity — in contrast to the attention it gave to figures released six months ago which reinforced the case for global warming.
Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released. The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week. The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures. This means that the 'plateau' or 'pause' in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.
Tree-rings prove climate was warmer in Roman and Medieval times than it is now. Rings in fossilised pine trees have proven that the world was much warmer than previously thought — and the earth has been slowly cooling for 2,000 years. Measurements stretching back to 138 BC prove that the Earth is slowly cooling due to changes in the distance between the Earth and the sun.
Two Millennia of Global Cooling? Notwithstanding the latest hysterical claims from the sadly politicized climate scientologists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), insisting 2011 was somehow "a year of extreme weather," serious investigators at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have just published a sobering analysis in Nature Climate Change which reconstructs 2000 years of climate within northern Europe. Utilizing tree-ring density measurements from sub-fossil pine trees in northern Scandinavia, the investigators created a sequence dating back to 138 BC. The density measurements are closely correlated with the summer temperatures in a targeted region on the edge of the Nordic taiga, enabling them to create a temperature reconstruction of unprecedented quality.
World's Lakes Show Global Temperature Standstill. My preliminary calculations suggest that there is no statistically significant trend post-1997. Hence an alternate description of their findings is that the world's large bodies of water show the well known standstill of the past decade or so seen in global temperatures.
It's no wonder the world's cooling on climate change. In the eternally moving battlefield of claim and counter-claim in the great climate change debate, even the fervently warmist Professor Phil Jones — of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit — concedes that there has been no 'statistically significant warming' since 1995. In the simplest, human terms, therefore, no one younger than 14 years old has experienced global warming. So why does our Government go on acting as if it's a major problem?
Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, The Earth Is Cooling. Climate change itself is already in the process of definitively rebutting climate alarmists who think human use of fossil fuels is causing ultimately catastrophic global warming. That is because natural climate cycles have already turned from warming to cooling, global temperatures have already been declining for more than 10 years, and global temperatures will continue to decline for another two decades or more.
Temperature Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling. Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile — the list goes on and on.
Global Warming Melts Away. Wondering where things stand on global warming? Let's go to the science of it. And by "science" I mean physical observations. Nothing complicated. What do thermometers say? What's happening with polar ice caps? And carbon dioxide? [...] In short, both temperature data sets (NASA and Hadley Center) show
1. Minimal global warming over the last 130 to 160 years: about half a degree C per century.
2. No statistically significant global warming in the last 14 to 17 years.
3. Global cooling in the last 9 to 13 years.
World temperatures have risen by just 0.29°C in the last two decades. World temperatures have remained almost stagnant in the last two decades, new figures have revealed. Temperatures across the globe rose by around a third of a degree last year from the average of 14 degrees Celsius recorded between 1961 and 1990.
Astronomers: World may be entering period of global cooling. Officials of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Riken research foundation said on April 19 that the activity of sunspots appeared to resemble a 70-year period in the 17th century in which London's Thames froze over and cherry blossoms bloomed later than usual in Kyoto. In that era, known as the Maunder Minimum, temperatures are estimated to have been about 2.5 degrees lower than in the second half of the 20th century.
Global warming hoax exposed by record global cold. One of the most dramatic results of the record cold over much of the planet is the reversal of the much-reported melt of the icebergs in the Arctic Ocean. Last autumn the world was alarmed to hear from certain climatologists that the ice in the Arctic had melted to its "lowest levels on record." What was carefully omitted from those scare stories was the fact that those records only date back as far as 1972, and that there is anthropological and geological evidence of much greater melts in the past.
"Coldest May in 100 years", forecasters predict. The winter weather follows a wet start to April, with the threat of floods and storms to come over the next few days.
Alaska's Largest City Breaks Seasonal Snow Record. A spring snowfall has broken the nearly 60-year-old seasonal snow record of Alaska's largest city.
No Warming For 17 Years — Game, Set, Match. Temperatures have been dropping since 2005, and are the coldest now in the last seventeen years. Game over for alarmists, based on their own rules.
Two or three weeks of intensely cold weather is more than a "cold snap".
215 Russians die in cold snap; well over 600 in Europe. Some 215 Russians have died this year in a prolonged period of abnormally cold winter weather, the health ministry said Monday [2/13/2012] as the overall death toll for Europe rose to well over 600. Heavy snow continued to fall on Monday in Romania and Bulgaria, but the cold snap that froze much of Europe for the past two weeks began to ease in the west of the continent.
Is catastrophic global warming a mistake ... just like the Millennium Bug? At a public meeting in British House of Commons, the climate scientist Professor Richard Lindzen of Massachusetts Institute of Technology has made a number of declarations that unsettle the claim that global warming is backed by "settled science". ... He gave us a slide with a series of familiar alarms — melting ice caps, disappearing icebergs, receding glaciers, rising sea levels. It was published by the US Weather Bureau in 1922. And one further element of the consensus: there's been no increase in temperature for 15 years.
Race to save pelicans in frozen sea. Authorities are scrambling to save hundreds of starving and endangered Dalmatian pelicans after the Caspian Sea froze for the first time in years.
The Global Warming Hoax is Now Killing People. By Friday, February 10th, an estimated 500 Europeans had died from the freezing weather gripping the continent. This is the price they and British citizens are paying for embracing the global warming hoax, spending billions for wind power when they should have been building coal-fired and other sources of energy to heat their homes and businesses.
Do the Latest Solar Studies Confirm Upcoming Global Cooling? Relations between the length of a sunspot cycle and the average temperature in the same and the next cycle are calculated for a number of meteorological stations in Norway and in the North Atlantic region. No significant trend is found between the length of a cycle and the average temperature in the same cycle, but a significant negative trend is found between the length of a cycle and the temperature in the next cycle. This provides a tool to predict an average temperature decrease of at least 1.0°C from solar cycle 23 to 24 for the stations and areas analyzed.
Peak Climate? The other day I read with interest that the University of East Anglia — ground zero for the Climategate scandal which rocked the scientific community — has quietly released data showing the Earth's temperature had reached its modern peak fifteen years ago. Since then, the temperatures have remained steady or even dropped slightly. So the question has to be asked: have we now passed peak climate?
Energy policy based on renewables won't protect us from frostbite. Russia's main gas-company, Gazprom, was unable to meet demand last weekend as blizzards swept across Europe, and over three hundred people died.
Heaviest snow ever in Bosnia. In Ukraine, the hardest hit area, temperatures have fallen as low as minus 36°C.
The Coming of the New Ice Age: End of the Global Warming Era? As many other pundits and analysts have pointed out, in the mid-to-late 1970s we endured a massive "climate change scare" that was the exact opposite of the one we're enduring now. Back then, the media and activists trumpeted the arrival of a new ice age, with the specter of ice sheets and glaciers covering half the northern hemisphere, and brutal winters in the remaining ice-free zones. The fact that the media and popular culture and academia have veered from one panic-inducing disaster scenario to another one which completely contradicts the first one is funny enough in its own right. But reading The Weather Conspiracy: The Coming of the New Ice Age opened my eyes to an even more significant aspect of this serial crisis-mongering.
When the Earth refuses to warm. Global warming, which was mostly a scam invented by researchers looking for government grants, is over. The great warming phenomenon, which was supposed to have sent polar bears to vacation in Miami Beach by now, ended in 1997.
Europe freeze kills 89, fears rise over Russian gas. Record-low temperatures in parts of Eastern Europe pushed the death toll from Arctic conditions to at least 89 people on Wednesday [2/1/2012], and have forced Russian gas provider Gazprom to warn over supplies to Europe.
Britain colder than Iceland: new alert as temperatures plunge to -11C. Widespread snow and ice threaten chaos as the "Beast from the East" continues to roar in, bringing the country to a standstill. Forecasters say that gusts from Siberia could bring severe and prolonged frosts with a windchill factor making it feel far colder.
Children just aren't going to know what sun is. There's a great piece by David Rose in the Mail On Sunday nicely summing up what a lot of us here knew already: that the thing we really need to fear right now is not global warming but global cooling. And that, on current evidence, it's global cooling we're going to get.
Temperatures fall to 50 below in Fairbanks; small air carriers cancel flights. Winter continued to show her love of Interior Alaska by bestowing yet another cold snap on its beleaguered residents this weekend. The temperature at Fairbanks International Airport hit 50 below zero Saturday morning [1/28/2012] for the first time since 2006, while a low of 57 below was reported in North Pole.
Forget global warming — it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about. The supposed 'consensus' on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years. The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.
There's no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to 'decarbonize' the world's economy.
No Need to Panic About Global Warming. [Scroll down] Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over 10 years now. ... The lack of warming for more than a decade — indeed, the smaller-than-predicted warming over the 22 years since the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) began issuing projections — suggests that computer models have greatly exaggerated how much warming additional CO2 can cause.
"Global temperature in 2011 was lower than in 1998."
A really inconvenient truth is Earth not melting after all. Even as climate scientists — and an ever-gullible media — are forced by new data to admit that the Earth is not warming, they take pains to assure us that the Earth is still warming. The Associated Press was typical in its contortions, as in this Jan. 20 statement: "The world last year wasn't quite as warm as it has been for most of the past decade, government scientists said Thursday, but it continues a general trend of rising temperatures." Not as warm, but still a "general trend" of rising temperatures.
Ice storm adds to weather woes in Pacific Northwest. A deadly ice storm swept across the Pacific Northwest on Thursday [1/19/2012], adding to the misery of residents struggling with power outages and treacherous roads since an earlier record snowfall.
100 Beluga whales trapped in Russian Far East. Over 100 Beluga whales are trapped in water between ice floes in the Chukotka region of Russia's Far East, the authorities said, calling on the government to send an ice-breaker to free them. "A group of over 100 Beluga whales are cut off from the sea and are prisoners of ice floes in the Bering Sea," the Chukotka region said in a statement on its website, saying the local governor Roman Kopin had requested an ice-breaker.
Even longtime Alaskans taken off guard by deep freeze. For the second time in three days, Fairbanks set a new low temperature record on Thursday. A temperature of 41 degrees below zero — the first 40 below temperature of the season — was recorded at Fairbanks International Airport at 6:29 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in Fairbanks. That broke the old record of 39 below set in 1969.
Don't Stop Doubting. Granted, the Lower 48 aren't the entire world, only a small slice of it. But it is a large portion of the developed world, a significant contributor of man-made carbon dioxide emissions and full of "heat islands" — big cities — that should be skewing temperature data upward. Yet, that's not what's happening. The 2001-to-2011 trend shows a cooling of 0.87 degrees Fahrenheit compared with the 1911-2010 average. Backing up the starting date to 1996 doesn't help the alarmists' case, either. Temperatures are flat over that period.
NCDC data shows that the contiguous USA has not warmed in the past decade. There's been a lot of buzz and conflicting reports over what the BEST data actually says, especially about the last decade where we have dueling opinions on a "slowing down", "leveling off", "standstill", or "slight rise" (depending on whose pronouncements you read) of global warming.
The Climate Scam Continues. In an attempt to revive climate hype, a chart by a Berkeley scientist claims to show global warming has not slowed. In fact, what it shows is no warming for the last 11 years.
World cooling has set in, warns astrophysicist. "Official data shows the world passed its peak temperatures 10 years ago, but sadly the BBC and 'Global Warming apologists' are now attempting to cover up the facts" said Piers Corbyn, 'climate realist', astrophysicist and long range weather and climate forecaster, 24 April, in response to the BBC's 'Quiet Sun baffling astronomers' report.
Surprise! No warming in the last 11 years. Despite the fact that the world's nations continue to spew CO2 with no significant decline (except perhaps in the Great Recession period of 2008-9), the temperature record is remarkably stable. In fact, it looks similar to the period between 1945 and 1970... If global temperature increases really correlated directly to CO2 emissions, we wouldn't see this at all; we'd see ever-escalating rates of increase in global temperatures, which is exactly what the AGW climate models predicted at the turn of the century. They were proven wrong.
The Make-Believe World of Global Warming. What is perhaps the biggest hoax in history is unraveling before us today. It has been a terrible and destructive fraud on the people. ... This hoax has resulted in bad policies and a tremendous unnecessary expense to the world. Those responsible should receive just punishment and ridicule for their misdeeds. For the last 10 to 15 years, we have not even had global warming — we have been in a period of global cooling, and knowledgeable scientists predict that this cooling will continue for some time. Man-made "greenhouse gasses," and CO2 in particular, have little, if anything, to do with global warming or global cooling.
Britain Faces a Mini 'Ice Age'. Britain is set to suffer a mini ice age that could last for decades and bring with it a series of bitterly cold winters. And it could all begin within weeks as experts said last night that the mercury may soon plunge below the record -20C endured last year.
Ultraviolet light shone on cold winter conundrum. Recent cold winters that brought chaos to the UK and other places in northern Europe may have their roots in the Sun's varying ultraviolet emissions. The latest satellite data shows the UV output is far more changeable than scientists had previously thought.
'Consensus' science, global warming, and Obama's reality-blind EPA. [Scroll down] ["]Scientists studying sunspots for the past two decades have concluded that the magnetic field that triggers their formation has been steadily declining. If the current trend continues, by 2016 the sun's face may become spotless and remain that way for decades — a phenomenon that in the 17th century coincided with a prolonged period of cooling on Earth.["] That "prolonged period of cooling?" That would be the Little Ice Age, during which the Thames River froze over in London and New Yorkers walked from Manhattan to Staten Island — on ice. So then, why is the EPA saddling American businesses with a plethora of new "greenhouse gas" emission regulations aimed at stopping "global warming?"
Arctic Ozone Hole Enlarged by Severe Cold Spell. Atmospheric chemists measuring ozone depletion above the Arctic have found that 2011's hole is the largest ever, due to an unusually long cold spell.
Huge Arctic Ozone Hole Leaves Scientists Gaping. The science journal Nature is making headlines this week with news of the largest hole in the ozone layer over the North Pole in history, rivaling the size of its well known Antarctic cousin. Researchers credit this "unprecedented Arctic ozone loss" to "unusually long-lasting cold conditions" in the stratosphere at a time when their colleagues are in turmoil over melting Arctic sea ice a few miles below, supposedly caused by man-made global warming. Of course, humans are also responsible for the chilly stratosphere, they say.
Massive drifts and late-melting snowpack. While the MSM is all hot under the collar about the Killer heat wave in the mid-East US, not a mention about the massive snow accumulation in the Western USA this year. It's not just a few roads being late to open due to the excessive snow clearance effort, the snowpack is way above average this year.
UK summer the coolest for 18 years. Hopes of a sunny summer to offset the UK's economic misery have been dashed by confirmation that the holiday season has been the country's coolest for 18 years. Chill and damp on a scale not seen since 1993 may also break further doleful records if Met Office forecasts are right in predicting a wetter and colder September than usual.
Latest Global Temperature Data Confirms That Unequivocal Global Cooling Is Accelerating. As can be seen, since 2001 the per century trends have conclusively switched from a global warming direction to a global cooling direction. In addition, the early 2011 temperature anomalies confirm what has actually been taking place since 2001. If the May 2011 10-year trend continues, the global temperature by 2100 will have decreased by -0.67°C.
New Iceland current could sway N. Atlantic climate. A newly discovered deep, cold current flowing off Iceland's coast may reveal that the North Atlantic is less sensitive to climate change than previously thought, researchers reported Sunday [8/21/2011].
New Zealand blizzards 'heaviest in 50 years'. Blizzards in New Zealand have grounded flights, closed roads and shut off power in what forecasters are describing as once-in-a-lifetime conditions. The cities of Wellington and Auckland saw their first snow for decades after an Antarctic blast moved north from South Island at the weekend, with the cold snap predicted to continue until Wednesday [8/17/2011].
Ice age threat should freeze EPA global warming regs. Rather than spiraling into a global warming meltdown, we may be heading into the next ice age. The U.S. National Solar Observatory, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and astrophysicists across the planet report that the nearly all-time low sunspot activity may result in a sustained cooling period on Earth. The news has sent global warming theory advocates scrambling to discount and explain away the impact on global temperatures. However, the "news" is not really that new.
Whatever Happened To Global Warming? One of the many great pleasures for those of us on the "Realist" side of the debate over man-made global warming has been watching the contortions of the "Warmists" as they try to explain away a very inconvenient truth: There has been no statistically significant global warming in more than a decade. Yes, you read that right: "global warming" stopped in around 1998. This, as you can imagine, has proved somewhat of an embarrassment for all those various interest groups — grant-hungry scientists, rent-seeking businesses, publicity-grabbing environmental NGOs — whose livelihood depends on the public's continued belief that a) the world is getting hotter and b) it's all our fault.
2011 U.S. Temperature Update: Alarmism Not. The indication is that 2011 will mark the continued return of U.S. national temperatures to conditions much closer to the 20th century mean, down from the unusually elevated temperatures that characterized the 1998-2010 period. If this proves to be the case, it strongly suggests that the unusually warm decade from 1998-2007, was just that — unusual — and does not best represent the expected trend or the climate state of the U.S. for the next several decades to come.
There has been no global warming since 1998. Just as ze war is to the Germans, Chappaquiddick is to the Kennedy family and that Portland masseuse incident to Al Gore, so the recent lack of warming is to the, er, Warmists. They hate it. It's an affront to everything they believe in. [Expletive], if the world isn't warming with the alacrity they'd prefer, how are they going to keep the funding gravy train going, and how are they going to persuade an increasingly sceptical populace that the "science" is "settled", the debate over and the time for action is now?
An inconvenient cooling. Reports of imminent climatic catastrophes are turning out to be rather anticlimactic. That's because rather than heating up to life-threatening levels, new scientific findings indicate it's more likely the Earth will cool in coming years.
Why do we pretend to understand climate change? The winter of 1684 stands out as the most extreme in a spell of cold weather in the late 17th and early 18th centuries now known as the Little Ice Age. The frost, records the diary of Londoner John Evelyn, had started in mid-December and by January 2 the Thames at London Bridge had begun to freeze over. By the 11th there were "streets of booths set up upon the Thames". By February 3 "coaches plied the ice from Westminster to the Temple" and all London had taken to the ice. There were horse races, puppet shows and bull-baiting in a "Bacchanalian carnival on the water".
2 feet of snow, flooding deluge New England, NY. As of 1 p.m., 23.3 inches of snow had fallen at Burlington International Airport — the biggest March snowfall there on record — and it wasn't finished yet.
The Climate is Changing Alright, But It's Getting Cooler. Our government is in the process of imposing strict controls to reduce greenhouse gases in hopes of staving off global warming even though earth's atmosphere is cooling. Monday's Washington Post included an op-ed piece by Fred Hiatt titled On climate change, the GOP is lost in never-never land. It wasn't a particularly good article because it was unfocused and disjointed, but its theme was clear. Hiatt thinks Republicans live in a fantasy world and that climate change denial is just one example of their grand delusion.
The Winter of Al Gore's Discontent. In Utah, Questar Gas set a single-day high mark for natural gas delivery to chilly customers. The weather kept the print edition of the Tulsa World from reaching the public for the first time in a century. More snow fell upon Chicago during February's first two days than normally falls the entire month. A combination of unusually heavy snowfall and the frigid cold stubbornly holding off a melt has unleashed a wave of roof collapses in Massachusetts. Tucson's mercury broke local records by dipping below 20 last week. These are the times that try a man's faith, particularly if that faith is in the Holy Church of Global Warming.
Snow in San Francisco is first in 35 years. Northern California did experience record low temperatures overnight [2/26/2011] in several cities. San Francisco got down to 37 degrees, which tied the previous cold weather record for this day set in 1962, said Chris Stumpf, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. San Jose tied a record low of 33 degrees set way back in 1897, and Oakland got down to 34 degrees, breaking a record set in 1987.
Oklahoma Sees Record cold: -31. Forecasters had predicted lows of minus 11 degrees in northwest Arkansas and minus 10 degrees in parts of Oklahoma. But temperatures instead dipped to minus 18 in Fayetteville and to minus 28 in Bartlesville, Okla. Nowata, Okla., recorded 31 degrees below zero — setting a new record low for the state. The previous lowest temperature in Oklahoma history was 27 below in 1930 and 1905, said Gary McManus, associate state climatologist with the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.
The Winter of Al Gore's Discontent. In Utah, Questar Gas set a single-day high mark for natural gas delivery to chilly customers. The weather kept the print edition of the Tulsa World from reaching the public for the first time in a century. More snow fell upon Chicago during February's first two days than normally falls the entire month. A combination of unusually heavy snowfall and the frigid cold stubbornly holding off a melt has unleashed a wave of roof collapses in Massachusetts. Tucson's mercury broke local records by dipping below 20 last week. These are the times that try a man's faith, particularly if that faith is in the Holy Church of Global Warming.
America Crushed by the Snow and Ice of Global Warming. As the deadly two-day blizzard finally passes, huge swathes of America must now brace for more snow and ice over the next three days as a storm brewing in the South and Texas is projected to move north by Saturday, dumping even more snow on top of already record-setting accumulation totals.
Al Gore Explains 'Snowmageddon'. If the planet is warming, why is a third of America locked in a deep freeze, with record-low temperatures as far south as the Mexican border, where the thermometer in Ciudad Juarez plummeted Wednesday night to a bone-chilling 9-below zero? Self-proclaimed planetary climate czar Al Gore thinks he has answer.
The Editor asks...
Why is Al Gore's opinion of any value?
Blizzard of 2011 'a storm of historic proportions'. In the end, the great Blizzard of 2011 didn't set a record — but still dumped 20.2 inches on the city, shut down schools, closed businesses and even major shopping malls, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and left hundreds stranded on Lake Shore Drive.
Massive Winter Storm Threatens 100 Million in U.S. With Snow, Ice. By mid-morning [2/1/2011], freezing rain and sleet were already pelting several states from Texas through Ohio. Parts of southwest Missouri already had 6 inches of snow by 8 a.m. About 3,000 were without power in Ohio, 2,600 in Oklahoma. Roads were ice-covered and virtually impassable in several states. Forecasters predicted more than 2 feet of snow in some places, up to an inch of ice plus snow in others. Making matters worse was the expectation of brutal cold and winds gusting to near 60 mph.
Snow job. Wednesday's five-inch layer of snow paralyzed the nation's capital and served as a potent display of nature's fury. A blanket four-times as thick pushed a number of northern cities like New York and Newark into the record books with the heaviest January snowfall ever. The storm's aftermath provides a lesson that should linger long after the chilly nights have passed: Depending upon government to solve our problems inevitably ends in disappointment.
Mid-Atlantic Ocean temperatures peaked in 1998. The water temperature in the subtropical Atlantic Ocean has cooled down since 1998, oceanographers report. Measurements since 1957 had shown a rise of more than 1/4 of a degree up to that point, but between 1998 and 2006 the ocean stopped warming and cooled by 0.15°C in the same area.
Bitter cold closes schools and kills at least two. A bitter cold snap is sweeping the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, with wind chills making it feel as cold as 50 below in some regions and subfreezing temperatures linked to at least two deaths. In New York, the thermometer is dropping to the lowest level in years, and The National Weather service warned city dwellers to beware the risk of frostbite and hypothermia amid arctic chills and brisk winds.
Snow hits Northeast while Midwest freezes. A winter storm in the Northeast was causing hazardous road conditions on Friday [1/21/2011] as the upper Midwest was gripped by a deep freeze. By late Friday morning [1/21/2011], New York City had about four inches of snow, bringing out snow plows and slowing down commuters. The Bronx saw five inches. Parts of New England saw even more.
Record low temperatures, heavy snowfall observed across Japan. A cold air mass caused heavy snowfall across Japan on Sunday [11/16/2011], with temperatures dropping to record lows in some parts of the country, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
USA record lows outpace record highs 21 to 1 this week. Since we are often treated to lists of record high temperatures when heat waves occur and they are improperly linked to global warming (like in Russia's heat wave this summer), I thought it only fair that I show the number of record cold and snow records around the USA for the past week that aren't linked to global warming.
December was coldest in 120 years. The past month was Britain's coldest December for 120 years, meteorologists have said. It was also the chilliest individual calendar month since February 1986, according to weather historian Philip Eden, with temperatures dropping as low as -21.1C in the Scottish Highlands.
Kerry, other Dems say hottest year on record a wake-up call on global warming. Sen. John Kerry and other advocates for climate change legislation say data showing that 2010 was tied for the hottest year on record should prompt action. "How many times do we have to be smacked in the face with factual evidence before we address global climate change? Report after report keep confirming it's getting worse every year," Kerry (D-Mass.) said in a statement Wednesday [1/12/2011].
The Editor asks...
How many feet of snowfall would you expect to see in "the hottest year on record"?
Eight Botched Environmental Forecasts. [#1] Within a few years "children just aren't going to know what snow is." Snowfall will be "a very rare and exciting event." Dr. David Viner, senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, interviewed by the UK Independent, March 20, 2000. Ten years later, in December 2009, London was hit by the heaviest snowfall seen in 20 years. And just last week, a snowstorm forced Heathrow airport to shut down, stranding thousands of Christmas travelers.
The Abiding Faith Of Warm-ongers. Nothing makes fools of more people than trying to predict the weather. Whether in Los Angeles or London, recent predictions have gone crazily awry. Global warming? How about mini ice age?
How Did All That Happen? When did global warming so easily get away with becoming "climate change"? With record winter low temperatures again this year in Europe, and similar freezing weather in the U.S., we are given a number of contorted exegeses from climatologists and green activists that, in fact, argue terrible cold is proof of global warming. One wonders: if it were now 80 degrees in New York or dry and 70 degrees in London, would we be told such unseasonable heat was not an artifact, but likewise real proof of climate change?
Global Warming Skeptic Predicts Brutal Winter. British meteorologist Piers Corbyn appeared on Fox and Friends to not only celebrate his accurate prediction of a bone-chillingly cold winter, but to also share his disgust with what he believes to be the "failed science" behind global warming.
Time for global warming lobby to admit they could be wrong, says meteorologist. Here's something you'll never hear from the Met Office. Joe Bastardi, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, has laid into the the global warming lobby for making absurd claims, especially their assertion that the cold weather is caused by global warming.
Chill Out! Mother Nature has not been helpful to global warming alarmists of late. ... And the icy cold fronts, snow and blizzards just keep coming, stranding motorists and airline travelers throughout the Northern Hemisphere, as these headline stories indicate:
Freezing weather claims 26 lives (Central Europe)
Cold weather expected to return early next week after brief warmup (South Florida)
Freezing Weather: UK Shivers In The Big Chill (Britain)
European freeze haunts Christmas for airlines, shops (Europe)
Atlanta, Georgia: First white Christmas since 1882 (United States)
Why so cold in eastern U.S.? Teeth-chattering, bitterly cold winds have swept across the eastern half of the USA this month, sending December temperatures to near-record cold levels all the way from Minneapolis to Miami.
Severe Weather in Europe Stalls Travelers, Baffles Environmentalists. The record-setting winter weather has ruined Christmas plans for millions of travelers in England and across northern Europe, and promises far-reaching economic consequences. Reuters reports 3,000 European flights were cancelled on Monday [12/20/2010] alone.
Headline 2000: "Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past". On March 20, 2000, The Independent, a British newspaper, reported that "Snowfalls are just a thing of the past." Global warming was simply making the UK too warm for heavy snowfalls. The column quotes Dr. David Viner of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia — yes, the epicenter of what would become the Climategate scandal — as saying that within a few years snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event." Indeed, Viner opined, "Children just aren't going to know what snow is."
The green hijack of the Met Office is crippling Britain. By far the biggest story of recent days, of course, has been the astonishing chaos inflicted, to a greater or lesser extent, on all of our lives by the fact that we are not only enjoying what is predicted to be the coldest December since records began in 1659, but also the harshest of three freezing winters in a row.
The Abiding Faith Of Warm-ongers. The sight of confused and angry travelers stuck in airports across Europe because of an arctic freeze that has settled across the continent isn't funny. Sadly, they've been told for more than a decade now that such a thing was an impossibility — that global warming was inevitable, and couldn't be reversed. This is a big problem for those who see human-caused global warming as an irreversible result of the Industrial Revolution's reliance on carbon-based fuels. Based on global warming theory — and according to official weather forecasts made earlier in the year — this winter should be warm and dry. It's anything but. Ice and snow cover vast parts of both Europe and North America, in one of the coldest Decembers in history.
6,000 passengers in seven-hour queue stretching 1.2 miles. Thousands of Eurostar passengers joined giant queues and were forced to wait for up to seven hours today as the Channel Tunnel rail link was thrown into disarray. Police were forced to turn away some passengers after the freezing weather conditions ruined journeys at London's St Pancras station as speed restrictions and cancellations affected the service.
Public Warning: Arctic freeze to last another month. The Big Freeze will hold us in its grip for at least another month, forecasters warn. Arctic conditions are expected to last through the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and beyond. With temperatures expected to fall to -15°C (5°F), the Met Office said this is 'almost certain' to become the coldest December since records began in 1910.
'Worst snow blizzards in a century' set to hit Britain. Britain will be buried by the worst blizzards in almost a century in the coming days — as 12 inches of snow and 60mph-plus winds create 6 ft snowdrifts and cause transport chaos. Forecasters said up to a foot of snow will be dumped across Scotland, northern and western England from tomorrow morning, with several inches in the south.
Sweden in 'coldest December in 100 years'. Power outages, traffic accidents as well as train and flight delays have left Swedes reeling from Thursday's [12/16/2010] snowstorm, which forecasters say isn't over yet.
Coldest December since records began. Swathes of Britain skidded to a halt today as the big freeze returned — grounding flights, closing rail links and leaving traffic at a standstill. And tonight [12/17/2010] the nation was braced for another 10 inches of snow and yet more sub-zero temperatures — with no let-up in the bitterly cold weather for at least a month, forecasters have warned.
NASA Says Earth Is Entering A Cooling Period. Most of the headlines are grabbed by NASA's James Hansen, Head of Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Hansen has been the doomsayer-sayer-in-chief of the climate alarmists along with Al Gore. Hansen has been quoted as saying, "The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains." But other NASA scientists who use satellites to collect real data, take a different view, and are now saying that "our world should be just beginning to enter a new period of cooling — perhaps the next ice age."
New Shovel-Ready Project. As Arctic air and snow blanket the Midwest and parts of the Mid-Atlantic, cash-strapped cities are creating road and sidewalk clearing rules that penalize residents for failing to do the job or parking in the path of plows. A powerful snowstorm earlier this week stranded motorists, shut highways and collapsed the Metrodome in Minneapolis, where 17 inches of snow fell in less than 24 hours.
Millions of online presents stranded as snow and ice cause huge backlog. A backlog of more than four million parcels is sitting in the warehouses of private courier firms across the country because the snow and ice has made deliveries impossible. The predicted second Big Freeze this week is likely to make the situation even worse for couriers, who are struggling with their most difficult situation in 30 years.
Cold, bitter winter is "proof" of global warming. [Scroll down] The enviros have been doing this for years; indeed, it's why they adopted the term "global climate change" so that any change in climate or even just weather — which obviously this is — can be portrayed as a result of man's nefarious activities in putting greenhouse gases into the air. The report, incidentally, is from the National Wildlife Federation that makes money by promoting global warming in the same way that GM makes money selling trucks. But folks are having trouble buying it.
What happened to the 'warmest year on record'? Last week, halfway through yet another giant, 15,000-delegate UN climate jamboree, being held this time in the tropical splendour of Cancun in Mexico, the Met Office was at it again. Never mind that Britain, just as it was last winter and the winter before, was deep in the grip of a cold snap, which has seen some temperatures plummet to minus 20C, and that here 2010 has been the coolest year since 1996. Globally, it insisted, 2010 was still on course to be the warmest or second warmest year since current records began.
Climate change: the warmist demands heat up as 'green' costs soar. It is probably fair to say that, in the real world, the need to fight runaway global warming was not at the top of most people's agenda last week. The Central England Temperature record, the oldest in the world, showed the fortnight covering the end of November and start of December as the coldest ever since the daily record began in 1772. North of the border, Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, had to call in the Army as much of his country ground to a halt in up to three feet of snow.
Alarmists Try To Have It Both Ways. In 2000, Dr. David Viner, a senior research scientist at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, told the UK Independent that snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event" within a few years due to global warming. This week, as an unseasonal snow blanketed Northern Europe and caused more than 60 fatalities, University of College London Professor Mark Maslin told the UK Telegraph that the snow was likely due to global warming.
Big freeze causes havoc in Scotland. Roads across Scotland's central belt were brought to a standstill by ice and up to a foot of snow. Some 150 teachers, parents and pupils spent the night at a school in south Lanarkshire after the Arctic weather prevented them from making the journey home.
Heavy snow shuts Paris airport, Eiffel Tower. Heavy snow in Paris on Wednesday [12/8/2010] shut down the city's main airport, its bus system and the Eiffel Tower.
Army on standby in coldest December for 100 years. The Army was called in today [12/9/2010] to help clear away ice and snow as Britain headed towards its coldest December for 100 years.
Uncommon Cold Strikes in Georgia. Temperatures are running 15 to 20 degrees below normal, and forecasters predict a particularly cold winter in the Southeast. In Atlanta, for example, people usually Christmas shop in pleasant weather that hovers in the 50s. In south Georgia, the daytime temperature is normally in the 60s.
Forecasters predict back-to-back 'white-out' winters. Britain is set for another winter of Arctic conditions with blizzards and temperatures as low as -20C, forecasters have warned. The prediction could mean back-to-back 'white-out' winters after last year's proved to be the coldest for 31 years.
The Super La Niña and the Coming Winter. A super La Niña is developing. Historically, these strong La Niña events drop the Earth's average temperature around one degree Fahrenheit, and the drop comes quickly. As a result, some of the same places that had record heat this summer may suffer through record cold this winter.
Cold, bitter winter is "proof" of global warming. "Winter offered as proof of warming" declares a headline in the print edition of the Washington Post, although perhaps the irony of that later struck the editors and they softened it a bit in the online edition to "Harsh winter a sign of disruptive climate change, report says." ... The report, incidentally, is from the National Wildlife Federation that makes money by promoting global warming in the same way that GM makes money selling trucks.
Evidence of Solar Scientists Raise Fears of Imminent Ice Age. Solar scientists, not to be confused with climate scientists, study the most important heat engine driving our planet's temperatures — the sun. Matthew Penn and William Livingston, solar astronomers with the National Solar Observatory (NSO) in Tucson, Arizona, have found a marked decrease in sunspot activity lately. Studies show that such a marked drop in sunspots may lead to a prolonged cooling epoch or even a new ice age.
Global Cooling and the New World Order. [Scroll down] Let me explain briefly why this is a bombshell waiting to explode. Almost every government in the Western world from the USA to Britain to all the other EU states to Australia and New Zealand is currently committed to a policy of "decarbonisation." This in turn is justified to (increasingly sceptical) electorates on the grounds that man-made CO2 is a prime driver of dangerous global warming and must therefore be reduced drastically, at no matter what social, economic and environmental cost. In the Eighties and Nineties, the global elite had a nice run of hot weather to support their (scientifically dubious) claims. But now they don't. Winters are getting colder. Fuel bills are rising (in the name of combating climate change, natch). The wheels are starting to come off the AGW bandwagon. Ordinary people, resisting two decades of concerted brainwashing, are starting to notice. All this, of course, spells big trouble for the global power elite.
Scientist admits there has been no global warming since 1995. The global warming movement is facing a one-two punch today, as a key figure of the Climategate scandal admitted that there is no evidence the earth has warmed recently and new research suggests existing records aren't sufficient support for global warming claims.
Boffins: Arctic cooled to pre-industrial levels from 1950-1990. New research by German and Russian scientists indicates that summer temperatures in the Arctic actually fell for much of the later 20th century, plunging to the levels seen at the beginning of the industrial revolution. The new results are said by their authors to indicate that solar activity exerted a powerful influence over Arctic climate until the 1990s, an assertion which will cause some irritation among academics who contend that atmospheric carbon is the main factor in climate change.
The Carbon Prayer. It's not been a good year for the followers of 'man-made carbon dioxide as key driver of global temperature' theory. Not least because the seemingly inexorable upward trend of global CO2 emissions (courtesy of the fast-industrializing nations) shows no signs of abating while global temperatures persist in flat-lining, even falling. But hey, let's not let scientific fact interfere with a good computer-generated, speculative global scare story.
Are You Ready For Global Cooling? It's not exactly Copenhagen or Kyoto, but the 700 scientists attending the fourth International Conference on Climate Change, sponsored by the Heartland Institute, had some chilling news of their own in the most liberal sense. "Global warming is over — at least for a few decades," Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, told the gathering. "However, the bad news is that global cooling is even more harmful to humans than global warming, and a cause for greater concern."
Shameless Science. Al Gore's Ptolemaic epicycles are being rolled onto the scientific stage, to be piled higher and deeper until they fit the curve of real temperatures — a nearly flat line with a little bit of jitter. You could just turn it into a single equation: T = 70° F on an average day, for the average weather station around the world. But ... if you've been betting your whole career on planetary doom, you might try adding enough stratospheric water vapor to your predicted (but never observed) global warming, and yes, then your computer model can still explain why global warming ain't happening. Personally, I'd go for the flat line. It's a lot simpler.
Global Cooling Is Coming — and Beware the Big Chill, Scientist Warns. Contrary to the commonly held scientific conclusion that the Earth is getting warmer, a scientist who has written more than 150 peer-reviewed papers has unveiled evidence for his prediction that global cooling is coming soon.
California snowfall unchanged over past century. California's southern Sierra snowfall has not changed over the past century, according to John Christy, a native Californian and atmospheric researcher who's now in charge of the global temperature-measuring satellites. Christy reconstructed snowfall records at Huntington Lake, CA, from 1916-2009. The station's data since 1972 had been missing, but Christy found two nearby stations had very high correlations with Huntington Lake. That allowed him to assess southern Sierra snowfall over nearly the past century.
Global Warming Causes Blizzards. Really?! The First Great Blizzard of 2010 set all kinds of snowfall records, including in the D.C. area. By the time the second had vented its wrath, parts of the Baltimore metropolitan area had received up to 50 inches of total snowfall from the two storms, amounts not seen in the mid-Atlantic since the Great Blizzard of 1888. Baltimore has already set new records for total winter snowfall, and many weeks of potential winter precipitation still lie ahead.
Snow cover sets new winter record. Summer has been a long time coming for Storlien-Visjövalen ski resort in central Sweden, near the Norwegian border, where the last of the snow only melted away on Wednesday [6/2/2010].
Spring snowstorm blasts Utah. A moisture-packed storm system fouled the Monday morning [5/24/2010] commute along the Wasatch Front, dumped deep snow in the mountains and produced the latest spring snow ever recorded at Salt Lake City International Airport.
Hottest January Ever Say Climate Experts. Climate scientists yesterday [2/25/2010] stunned Britons suffering the coldest winter for 30 years by claiming last month was the hottest January the world has ever seen. The remarkable claim, based on global satellite data, follows Arctic temperatures that brought snow, ice and travel chaos to millions in the UK.
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British winter was the coldest for 31 years. After suffering snow, sleet, rain and consistently freezing temperatures, the knowledge that the Met Office has officially recognised winter 2009-10 as the coldest in 31 years brings with it a certain grim satisfaction. Provisional figures from the forecaster show the UK winter — which in forecasting terms lasts from the start of December until the end of February — has been the harshest, in temperature terms, since 1978-79.
Antarctic cold snap kills nine in Argentina. A spell of extreme cold weather has brought ice and snow to much of Argentina, killing at least nine. Most of the victims were homeless people in the capital Buenos Aires who died of hypothermia, a local non-governmental organisation said.
People are freezing to death — in July!
175 people killed in South America cold spell. At least 175 people have died in the coldest winter in South America in recent years, officials in six affected countries said. The cold was worst in southern Peru, where temperatures in higher altitudes of the Andes dropped to minus 23 degrees Celsius. Officials said Monday that since the beginning of last week 112 people died of hypothermia and flu.
Peru declares state of emergency amid plunging temperatures. Peru has declared a state of emergency after hundreds of children died from freezing conditions that have seen temperatures across much of the South American country plummet to a 50-year low. In 16 of Peru's 25 regions, temperatures have fallen below -24°C.
A few questions for climate alarmists. If carbon dioxide is causing "runaway global warming," why have average global temperatures not risen since 1995, and why have they been COOLING for the past five years — even as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have continued to rise to levels unprecedented in the modern era?
Storm could mean snow on ground in all 50 states. An Oklahoma forecaster is predicting an unusual weather phenomenon — snow on the ground in all 50 states at the same time.
Climate-change legislation buried under record snowfall in capital. Record snowfall has buried Washington — and along with it, buried the chances of passing global warming legislation this year.
Record snowfall in Russia. Russians may have scoffed at what US President Barack Obama called "snowmageddon" earlier this month on his country's east coast, but now Muscovites have been stunned by a snowfall that has broken their own 1966 record.
Northern Hemisphere Snow Extent Second Highest on Record. According to Rutgers University Global Snow Lab, last week's Northern Hemisphere winter snow extent was the second highest on record, at 52,166,840 km². This was only topped by the second week in February, 1978 at 53,647,305 km². Rutgers has kept records continuously for the last 2,227 weeks, so being #2 is quite an accomplishment.
Warmists' Stupefying Sense of Snow: Follow the Warmist logic: Absence of winter snow proves the existence of Anthropogenic Global Warming, and winter snowstorms prove its existence as well. Isn't science wonderful! Climate change (AGW) theory cannot be disproved... It is falsifiability-proof.
Global Warming Debate Heats Up in Wake of Record Snowstorms. Scientists and politicians on both sides of the climate change debate have been pointing to the record-breaking snowstorms in the Mid-Atlantic states to promote their theories on the earth's changing temperatures — and the debate is getting downright nasty.
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Blizzard of Lies: Debunking The Warm-Air-Holds-More-Moisture Defense. [Scroll down] Bottom line: the temperature was colder than average on every one of the snow days. On average the snow days were about eight degrees colder than normal. To spin these facts as proof that the blizzards are evidence of global warming because "warm air holds more moisture" is bunk.
Global warming monitoring needs to find 'missing heat', say scientists. Experts need to beef up ways to measure the heat content of oceans as a way to track more reliably the course of global warming, scientists say today [4/15/2010]. Kevin Trenberth and John Fasullo, climate scientists at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, say that only about half of the heat believed to have built up in the Earth in recent years can be accounted for.
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If I claimed that only about half of the money believed to have built up in my bank account can be accounted for, then I would be told (by anyone with any sense) that I just don't have as much as I thought. It seems an astonishingly futile effort to go around looking for "missing heat" when heat is radiating out into space every night. But that's the way these people (hope to) make a living.
Global Cooling, Global Warming and Climate Change Weekly Report. [Scroll down] In other news, on April 15 the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) issued a press release stating that up to 50% of the heat that is believed to have been built up on earth by greenhouse gases is missing. Of course, the first thing to blame is inadequate instrumentation. There is no mention that perhaps the belief itself is wrong.
World may not be warming, say scientists. The United Nations climate panel faces a new challenge with scientists casting doubt on its claim that global temperatures are rising inexorably because of human pollution. In its last assessment the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the evidence that the world was warming was "unequivocal". It warned that greenhouse gases had already heated the world by 0.7°C and that there could be 5°C-6°C more warming by 2100, with devastating impacts on humanity and wildlife. However, new research, including work by British scientists, is casting doubt on such claims. Some even suggest the world may not be warming much at all.
Global cooling was announced in Newsweek April 28, 1978. "There are ominous signs that the Earth's weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production — with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now."
Global Warming in Last 15 Years Insignificant, U.K.'s Top Climate Scientist Admits. The embattled ex-head of the research center at the heart of the Climate-gate scandal dropped a bombshell over the weekend, admitting in an interview with the BBC that there has been no global warming over the past 15 years.
Scientist admits: There has been no global warming since 1995. The academic at the centre of the 'Climategate' affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble 'keeping track' of the information. Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers. ... Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now — suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.
Snowed by Global Warming. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., showed why he is one of the educated elite when he pointed out that the record snowstorm that hit the Capital should not deter lawmakers from doing something about global warming.
Cold, bitter winter is "proof" of global warming. [Scroll down] The enviros have been doing this for years; indeed, it's why they adopted the term "global climate change" so that any change in climate or even just weather — which obviously this is — can be portrayed as a result of man's nefarious activities in putting greenhouse gases into the air. The report, incidentally, is from the National Wildlife Federation that makes money by promoting global warming in the same way that GM makes money selling trucks.
China And The "Deniers": [Scroll down] The Chinese media has begun reporting on alternative theories about the climate, including the possibility that global cooling has begun. This group of theorists, led by well-known Russian astronomer Habibullo Abdussamatov, suggests that solar radiation will reach a low value by about 2041 and that global temperatures will decrease by about 1 to 1.5°C. over the next 50 years before temperatures start warming again. Abdussamatov's research is similar to that of Qian Weihong of Beijing University, who expects that global temperatures will decrease continuously until 2030 and then a warming period will ensue in about 2060.
Cognitive Disconnect: Cold Equals Warming. Telling people that it is warming when it is demonstrably getting colder is STUPID. Assuming that people are stupid enough to believe you is a good way to get thrown out of office. The collapse of the recent Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in the midst of a huge blizzard that hit that city and much of the northern hemisphere should mark the end of the huge fraud of "global warming." Now the U.S. and Europe has to walk itself back from all the idiotic laws passed that were based on the global warming hoax, not the least of which is Cap-and-Trade that is still waiting a vote in the Senate.
MSNBC's Ratigan Blames 'Snowpocalypse' on Global Warming. With Washington, D.C. buried beneath at least 20 inches of snow, and with more in the forecast, common sense would suggest global warming alarmists look elsewhere to make the argument to raise awareness for their concerns. But no, Dylan Ratigan thinks it's ridiculous to suggest all the snowfall totals could cast doubt on the theory of anthropogenic global warming.
Could we be in for 30 years of global COOLING? Britain's big freeze is the start of a worldwide trend towards colder weather that seriously challenges global warming theories, eminent scientists claimed yesterday. The world has entered a 'cold mode' which is likely to bring a global dip in temperatures which will last for 20 to 30 years, they say.
Climate Madness and Electricity Realities. Imagine conditions in the once Great Britain. Ice laden wind turbines sit idle in the still air; solar panels covered in snow; gas reserves down to 8 days; pensioners burning books to keep warm, and a bankrupt government. This is happening because politicians have been conned by anti-industrial greens to neglect the UK's reliable and economical coal and nuclear generators, while wasting time and money on pointless climate crusades.
Actually, Weather Is Climate. Sure is cold out there, unusually so. By "unusual," I mean the temperature is on the low end of the observed temperatures from previous winters. Of course, we don't have any more than about 100 years of reliable measurements, so it's possible that the freeze we're experiencing now isn't as unusual as we suspect. But, anyway, it still sure is cold. If you recall, a lot of global warming models predicted it would be hot and not cold, and to risk redundancy, it sure is cold.
Earth's Upper Atmosphere Cooling Dramatically. When the sun is relatively inactive — as it has been in recent years — the outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere cools dramatically, new observations find.
Five Decades Of Cooling Ahead. A peer-reviewed study by a respected Canadian physicist blames the interplay of cosmic rays and chlorofluorocarbons for 20th-century warming. The CFCs are now gone, and so is warming — perhaps for the next 50 years.
RFK, Jr. 15 months ago: Global warming means no snow or cold in DC. Having shoveled my walk five times in the midst of this past weekend's extreme cold and blizzard, I think perhaps RFK, Jr. should leave weather analysis to the meteorologists instead of trying to attribute every global phenomenon to anthropogenic climate change.
It's Freezing: Must Be Global Warming. Great swaths of Britain are buried under more than a foot of snow as the country shivers through the coldest winter since 1981. Airports have been shut down, trains have been canceled, and the army had to be called out to rescue more than 1,000 motorists stranded in Hampshire. In Germany, most of which is also blanketed in white, temperatures have dipped to record lows of -7.6° F. In Norway, reports the AP, the thermometer read -42° F degrees Jan. 5, the coldest reading since 1987.
Lessons to Be Learned in the Climate Alarm Zone. [Scroll down] Quickly swallowing his popcorn to clear a path for his words, my youngest asked how climate change could possibly be killing polar bears. After all, he insisted, how can ice be melting way up north when we've been slipping and sliding on it down here for months? Naturally, I did my best to explain that while the media tout every heat wave as proof of global warming yet ignore the possible global cooling portended by record cold-snaps, extreme short-term weather patterns in either direction are not indicative of long-term climate changes.
Over 40 people die as Europe shivers in new cold snap. Central and eastern Europe is bearing the brunt of a new cold snap as temperatures plummet across the region. Snow has covered much of western Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania, while Poland is again gripped by a deep freeze that has killed more than 200 people since November.
Icy weather claims more lives. A deep freeze gripping Europe claimed more lives on Tuesday [1/26/2010] as record low temperatures combined with snow and ice to disrupt travel, close schools and trigger emergency measures.
Florida manatees die in record numbers from cold. More than 100 manatees have been found dead in Florida waters since the beginning of the year, mostly victims of a nearly two-week cold snap.
Record snowfall brings chaos to Seoul, Beijing. The largest snowfalls in decades blanketed Beijing and northern China before moving on Monday [1/4/2010] to South Korea, snarling traffic and leading to flight cancellations.
Global warming is a falling doctrine. The "doctrine" of global warming, now euphemistically called "climate change," suffered a severe blow last week as much of Europe was buried in record amounts of snow and subfreezing temperatures. "Experts" who believe in global warming, uh climate change, went on television where they bravely tried to make a distinction between weather, which they said was about what happens today, and climate, which is long term. Most of it fell on deaf — and cold — ears as growing numbers disbelieve the "experts," relying more on their own "lying eyes."
100 dead as cold wave grips India. At least 100 people, mostly the homeless and elderly, have died in a cold wave sweeping across the northern and eastern regions of India, media reports said Monday [1/4/2010].
Seoul buried in heaviest snowfall in 70 years. Seoul residents slogged through the heaviest snowfall in modern Korean history after a winter storm dumped more than 11 inches Monday [01/04/2010]...
Frigid temps break winter weather records. Bitterly cold air and howling winds spread across the USA — from the Dakotas to Florida — over the weekend, breaking weather records in the upper Midwest, the Great Lakes and New England. The wintry blast even shocked International Falls, Minn., the self-described "Icebox of the Nation," where temperatures bottomed out at 37 below zero Saturday and Sunday mornings, breaking records that have stood since 1979.
China blames freak storm on global warming. Freak snowstorms and record low temperatures sweeping northern China are linked to global warming, say Chinese officials. But, unlike the unseasonal snow falls that hit Beijing at the start of winter, the dump this week appears to have no link to the Government's relentless efforts to change the micro climate.
Coal Creek Redux. December was a chilly month across much of the U.S., and at my site (the NWS co-op station for Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, NW of Denver at an elevation 8950 feet, or 720 millibars, December was the coldest December (and the coldest month of any name) in 27 years of record. The average of 16.5 was 0.8 degrees colder than December 1983.
Global cooling documented in last decade. The mainstream media is reporting the World Meteorological Organization's assessment of global average temperatures asserting this decade is "the warmest on record," without mentioning the WMO data actually documents the United States and Canada experienced cooler-than-average conditions since 2000. The reports circulating from the U.N.'s climate summit in Copenhagen also don't mention scientific climate data that suggest the globe has cooled in the last 10 years.
Flights cancelled as Europe snowed in. Mass flight cancellations heaped fresh misery on European travellers yesterday [12/23/2009], as the freezing weather that has caused at least 90 deaths brought chaos to Christmas holiday plans. Passengers stranded by snow-blocked roads, delayed trains and a three-day suspension of the Eurostar rail service found little relief at airports as icy runways were closed and heavy snow grounded hundreds of flights.
European weather deaths pass 100. More than 100 people have been killed in the cold snap across Europe, with temperatures plummeting and snowfall causing chaos from Moscow to Milan. In Poland, where temperatures have dropped to as low as -20C in some areas, police appealed for tip-offs about people spotted lying around outside. At least 42 people, most of them homeless, died over the weekend.
Snow chaos continues across Europe. More than 80 people have died across Europe and international travel has been severely disrupted as a result of snow and ice. Eurostar has resumed some of its train services, linking London, Paris and Brussels, through the channel tunnel after three days of suspensions.
RFK, Jr. 15 months ago: Global warming means no snow or cold in DC. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who flies around on private planes so as to tell larger numbers of people how they must live their lives in order to save the planet, wrote a column last year on the lack of winter weather in Washington, D.C. ... Having shoveled my walk five times in the midst of this past weekend's extreme cold and blizzard, I think perhaps RFK, Jr. should leave weather analysis to the meteorologists instead of trying to attribute every global phenomenon to anthropogenic climate change.
Big freeze kills dozens in Europe. The death toll from winter storms across Europe rose to more than 50 on Monday as transport chaos grew amid mounting anger over the failure of Eurostar high-speed trains. With tens of thousands stranded by the cancellation of London to Paris trains and flights in several countries, new accidents added to the big freeze tumult.
Warmest Ever, or Getting Cooler? As I've said before, be wary of "glass half empty" reporting. Yes, recent years are the warmest on record, if you accept NASA's manipulated data. But recent years also indicate the warming has stopped, and there might even cooling, at least temporarily, based on that same data. And even proving there is a warming trend does not prove it is man-caused.
Who said the science was settled?
50 years of cooling predicted. Cosmic rays and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), both already implicated in depleting the Earth's ozone layer, are also responsible for changes in the global climate, a University of Waterloo scientist reports in a new peer-reviewed paper.
Edmonton shatters cold record. Edmonton's weather boasted two dubious distinctions Sunday: it was colder here than anywhere else in North America and it marked the coldest Dec. 13 in the city's history. Environment Canada recorded a frigid minus 46°C, or minus 58.4°C with the wind chill, at the Edmonton International Airport at 5 a.m., said meteorologist Pierre Lessard. The old record of minus 36.1°C was set last year. "To break a temperature by 10 degrees is very exceptional," said Lessard.
Where Did the Warming Go? [Kevin] Trenberth's "lack of warming at the moment" has been going on at least a decade. "There has been no [surface-measured] warming since 1997 and no statistically significant warming since 1995," observes MIT meteorologist Richard Lindzen. "According to satellite data, global warming stopped about 10 years ago and there's no way to know whether it's happening now," says former NASA Senior Scientist for Climate Studies Roy Spencer.
Climatologists Baffled by Global Warming Time-Out. Global warming appears to have stalled. Climatologists are puzzled as to why average global temperatures have stopped rising over the last 10 years. Some attribute the trend to a lack of sunspots, while others explain it through ocean currents.
A convenient lie. The objective science shows that, instead of heating up, global temperatures have been cooling over the past decade. Man-made global warming is the most destructive myth of our time — a massive fraud built upon junk science. This is the real meaning of Climategate, the greatest scandal in modern science.
AccuWeather Forecaster: 'It's Ice not Fire You're Going to Be Worried about Down the Road. While the wizards of smart are convening in Copenhagen, attempting to solve what they perceive to be the biggest global societal ill — anthropogenic climate change, one of the things that likely won't be discussed is the possibility of the opposite occurring, global cooling. But AccuWeather's chief hurricane forecaster, Joe Bastardi warns it is a bigger threat than global warming.
Obama's new world order. Global warming is the greatest fraud of our time. The overwhelming scientific evidence shows that, ratherthan getting hotter, the Earth's temperatures are cooling. Increasing numbers of leading scientists are challenging the flawed computer models used by eco-alarmists.
All-time October low recorded in Bavaria. Meteorologists on Tuesday morning [10/20/2009] recorded the lowest ever October temperature in Germany, as the mercury dipped to a chilly -24.3° Celsius in Bavaria's Berchtesgaden national park.
Frosty weather hits North Carolina. The metro region of Charlotte, N.C., faced a frost advisory Monday [10/19/2009] as a local airport set a record with a temperature of 30 degrees, meteorologists say.
Cold first half of October in Minnesota: 1875 record shattered by 5 degrees. October 2009 is going down in the record books in many ways. The normal high temperature for the first two weeks is supposed to be 63 degrees. This year the high temperature was only 47 degrees. That ranks as the coldest first two weeks of the [sic] October. The previous coldest was 52 degrees in 1875.
Snow Falling the World Over as Ski Resorts Open Early. More fresh snow has been falling in the Alps and across the Northern Hemisphere, including in Alaska, California, Canada, the Indian Himalayas and the Japanese Alps. More new snow is expected later this week in Europe and conditions on the Alpine glaciers are reported to be excellent.
CO2, Climate Forcing and Climate Models. Enough data has already been released to unequivocally prove scientific fraud. All of the global temperature datasets that include the actual physical measurements of the global temperature clearly demonstrate that there was a rapid rise in global temperature from around 1910 to about 1942, followed by a slow drop in global temperature from 1942 to 1975, at which time the world reverted to warming which all global temperature datasets clearly show ended after 1998, with a cooling trend that is still continuing.
Scientists Behaving Badly. Slowly and mostly unnoticed by the major news media, the air has been going out of the global warming balloon. Global temperatures stopped rising a few years ago, much to the dismay of the climate campaigners. The U.N.'s upcoming Copenhagen conference — which was supposed to yield a binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction treaty as a successor to the failed Kyoto Protocol — collapsed weeks in advance and remains on life support pending Obama's magical intervention.
The Totalities of Copenhagen. Climate alarmists have become brilliantly adept at changing their terms to suit their convenience. So it's "global warming" when there's a heat wave, but it's "climate change" when there's a cold snap. The earth has registered no discernible warming in the past 10 years: Very well then, they say, natural variability must be the cause. But as for the warming that did occur in the 1980s and 1990s, that plainly was evidence of man-made warming. Am I missing something here?
Is 'Global Warming' the Greenie Weenies' WMDs? First came a fairly steady drip of news that the earth may, in fact, be experiencing a cooling pattern. This past summer, Chicago never once saw a day above 90 degrees. Other stories made skeptics scratch their heads and wonder what was really going on. Then the leaked e-mails surfaced, in which global warming "scientists," including one lauded by Al Gore, are caught manipulating the facts.
Three Decades Of Global Cooling. As a Colorado Rockies playoff game is snowed out, scientists report that Arctic sea ice is thickening and Antarctic snow melt is the lowest in three decades. Whatever happened to global warming? ... It seems that ice at both poles hasn't been paying attention to the computer models. The National Snow and Ice Data Center released its summary of summer sea-ice conditions in the Arctic last week and reported a substantial expansion of "second-year ice" — ice thick enough to have persisted through two summers of seasonal melting.
Obama's Theorems. A number of eminent scientists, along with environmental advocates such as Mr. Gore, lecture us that global warming as a manmade phenomenon is unimpeachable. But this month Americans are shivering through one of the coldest Octobers in memory, whether in Idaho, Colorado, or Michigan. They understand that over the last decade average global temperatures did not spike; in fact, they slightly decreased.
Sugar beets shivering in Montana. Some Montana and Wyoming farmers are getting nervous as cold, wet weather is keeping them from bringing in a record sugar beet crop.
How freezing temperatures are starting to shatter climate change theory: In the freezing foothills of Montana, a distinctly bitter blast of revolution hangs in the air. And while the residents of the icy city of Missoula can stave off the -10C chill with thermals and fires, there may be no easy remedy for the wintry snap's repercussions. The temperature has shattered a 36-year record. Further into the heartlands of America, the city of Billings registered -12C on Sunday [10/11/2009], breaking the 1959 barrier of -5C.
The global-cooling cover-up. The climate-gate revelations have exposed an unprecedented coordinated attempt by academics to distort research for political ends. Anyone interested in accurate science should be appalled at the manipulation of data "to hide the decline [in temperature]" and deletion of e-mail exchanges and data so as not to reveal information that would support global-warming skeptics. These hacks are not just guilty of bad science. In the United Kingdom, deleting e-mail messages to prevent their disclosure from a Freedom of Information Act request is a crime.
The BBC's amazing U-turn on climate change. I think the BBC wanted to slip this one out quietly, but a Matt Drudge link put paid to that. The climate change correspondent of BBC News has admitted that global warming stopped in 1998 — and he reports that leading scientists believe that the earth's cooling-off may last for decades.
Friendly Reminder from the BBC: There's Been No Global Warming Since 1998. After running through the facts, the article concludes: "One thing is for sure. It seems the debate about what is causing global warming is far from over. Indeed some would say it is hotting up."
A big chill on global warming. Something important is happening when even the BBC is compelled to ask, as it did this week, "What happened on global warming?" The British news organization has heretofore insisted that the scientific consensus was cemented long ago that global warming is real and is mainly caused by human use of carbon-based fossil fuels. Put simply, what has happened is global temperatures have dropped every year since 1998, recent peer-reviewed research has uncovered the decisive influence of hot and cold cycles in the oceans on land temperatures, and growing numbers of scientists with unquestioned credentials are stepping forward to question the conventional wisdom.
Biggest news you've never heard: Earth isn't warming. How do you reconcile the early snow in Minneapolis, ski resorts already opening in Nevada, and that August chill in North Dakota with expert warnings about a warming climate? You don't. Why? The Earth isn't warming right now, is why. It may even be cooling down somewhat. Five major climate centers around the world agree that average global temperatures have not risen in the past 11 years, according to the BBC. In fact, in eight of those years, global average temperatures dipped a tad.
What happened to global warming? This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998. But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
Sceptics welcome BBC report on 'global cooling'. Under the headline 'Whatever happened to Global Warming?', the BBC has reported that the warmest year recorded globally was 1998, and for the last 11 years no increase in global temperatures has been observed.
Global cooling has arrived. Global warming is dead. There is now irrefutable scientific evidence that far from global warming the earth has now entered a period of global cooling which will last at least for the next two decades. Evidence for this comes from the NASA Microwave Sounding Unit and the Hadley Climate Research Unit while evidence that CO2 levels are continuing to increase comes from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.
Cooling Down the Cassandras. The [New York] Times reported that "scientists" — all of them? — say the 11 years of temperature stability has "no bearing," none, on long-term warming. Some scientists say "cool stretches are inevitable." Others say there may be growth of Arctic sea ice, but the growth will be "temporary." ... Warnings about cataclysmic warming increase in stridency as evidence of warming becomes more elusive.
Inconvenient Truth About Cooling May Retard Efforts to Fight Warming. Despite the fact that any skepticism about global warming and the responsibility of humanity for this rise in temperatures is now considered proof of insanity, the [New York] Times reported that it appears more than likely that "global temperatures have been relatively stable for a decade and may even drop in the next few years." This must come as quite a shock to an American public that has been relentlessly propagandized on this issue and convinced that the end of civilization as we know it is just around the corner.
U.S. Media Ignoring About Face by Leading Global Warming Proponent. Imagine if the Pope suddenly announced that the Catholic Church had been wrong for centuries about prohibiting priests from marrying. Would that be considered big news? Of course. And yet something like that has happened in the field of global warming in which a major scientist has announced that the world, in contrast to his previous belief, is actually cooling.
More about media bias pertaining to environmental issues.
Global warming alarmists out in cold. It's snowing in April. Ice is spreading in Antarctica. The Great Barrier Reef is as healthy as ever. And that's just the news of the past week. Truly, it never rains but it pours — and all over our global warming alarmists. Time's up for this absurd scaremongering. The fears are being contradicted by the facts, and more so by the week.
Global warming is so last century. There has been no global warming this century. None. ... Alan Carlin, in a report for the Environmental Protection Racket — whoops, Environmental Protection Agency — that they attempted to suppress, says: "Fossil fuel and cement emissions increased by 3.3 percent per year during 2000-06, compared to 1.3 percent per year in the 1990s. Similarly, atmospheric C02 concentrations increased by 1.93 parts per million per year during 2000-06, compared to 1.58 ppm in the 1990s. And yet, despite accelerating emission rates and concentrations, there's been no net warming in the 21st century and, more accurately, a decline."
Cold facts dispel theories on warming. For more than a decade public opinion on human-caused global warming has been moulded by pronouncements from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its army of acolytes. Arguably the zenith of acceptance was the IPCC's fourth assessment in early 2007 followed soon after by the release of the Al Gore movie An Inconvenient Truth. The accompanying recognition by way of an Academy Award for the movie and awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize jointly to Gore and the IPCC only heightened awareness of the message. During more recent months it is not overstating the case to say that there has been a perceptible shift in public opinion.
A Primer on Global Warming. All four major global temperature-tracking outlets (Hadley UK, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, University of Alabama-Huntsville, and Remote Sensing Systems Santa Rosa) have released updated information showing in 2007 global cooling ranged from 0.65°C. to 0.75°C., a value large enough to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the past 100 years. This occurred in a single year. NASA satellites measuring global temperatures found 2008 to be the coldest year since 2000 and the 14th coldest of the past 30 years.
Alarmists Abandon Air Temps, But Oceans Also Show Cooling. There has been a change in direction by global warming alarmists, as shown by "Synthesis Report — Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions," published in Copenhagen and released in June. In that report, those claiming there is a human-induced global warming crisis have abandoned air temperature as a measure of global climate and switched to ocean temperature. The change in focus from air temperature to ocean temperature was predictable given the sustained decline in global air temperature over recent years.
A Cooling Trend Toward Global Warming. While the primary promoters of the warming hoax have not "broken and run" yet, there is much evidence that there is an increasing tide of defectors and that climate catastrophists have completely run out of dry powder. Satellite data from NASA shows no increase in average global temperature since 1998, a year when El Niño caused a worldwide spike having nothing to do with carbon dioxide.
Snow falls in western ND, in June. Snow has fallen in Dickinson in June, the first time in nearly 60 years the city has seen snow past May.
In New York, It's the Summer That Isn't. It's a gross, grungy, disgusting summer-in-the-city tradition: the muggy 90-degree day or, worse still, the 99-degree day. But this summer has been conspicuously different in New York City. Not one 99-degree day in Central Park. Not a single day that the temperature even approached 90. For just the second time in 140 years of record keeping, the temperature failed to reach 90 in either June or July.
July sets 85-year Illinois record as coolest. Last month was Illinois' coldest July since 1924. Preliminary data gathered by researchers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign shows the average temperature last month was 70.4 degrees. That's 5.3 degrees below normal. Climatologist Jim Angel says the previous record, set 85 years ago, was 71.5 degrees.
In the middle of August:
Ice choking the Northwest Passage. Warmist doctrine has it that the Northwest passage (through Arctic waters to reach the North Pacific from the North Atlantic) should be clear sailing anytime now. In fact, according to the Ottawa Citizen: "...the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center is predicting another near-record meltdown by the end of this year's summer thaw." Unfortunately for them, reality is not cooperating.
June hasn't been this nice since ... 1913. Meteorologists are reluctant to call a month "nice." They have their data and their science and typically do not describe the weather in such subjective terms. Except now, because the data prove it. ... Thursday [6/18/2009] was the 14th consecutive day to stay below 100 degrees. That's the longest stretch of its kind in any June since 1913.
Crops under stress as temperatures fall. In many parts of the world recently the weather has not been too brilliant for farmers. After a fearsomely cold winter, June brought heavy snowfall across large parts of western Canada and the northern states of the American Midwest. In Manitoba last week, it was -4°C. North Dakota had its first June snow for 60 years. There was midsummer snow not just in Norway and the Cairngorms, but even in Saudi Arabia.
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Crops are always under "stress." So what?
Chicago has its coolest July 8 in 118 years. Wednesday's [7/8/2009] paltry 65-degree high at O'Hare International Airport (an early-May-level temperature and a reading 18 degrees below normal) was also the city's coolest July 8 high in 118 years — since a 61-degree high on the date in 1891.
The chills of Global Cooling. As cap-and-trade advocates tie their knickers in knots over so-called "global warming," Mother Nature refuses to cooperate. Earth's temperatures continue a chill that began 11 years ago. As global cooling accelerates, global-warmists kick, scream, and push their pet theory — just like little kids who cover their ears and stomp their feet when older children tell them not to bother waiting up for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
Why The Cool Summer? Back in 1997, El Niño was blamed for everything from horrible weather to the Indians losing the World Series. It became the catch-phrase for everything. So far, this summer, temperatures have been noticibly (sic) cooler than in summers past. Rainfall is down at bit too. Is El Niño the big reason for this?
Global cooling hits Al Gore's home. It was delightfully appropriate that, as large parts of Argentina were swept by severe blizzards last week, on a scale never experienced before, the city of Nashville, Tennessee, should have enjoyed the coolest July 21 in its history, breaking a record established in 1877. Appropriate, because Nashville is the home of Al Gore, the man who for 20 years has been predicting that we should all by now be in the grip of runaway global warming.
Global temperatures 'have plunged .74°F since Gore released 'An Inconvenient Truth'. The latest global averaged satellite temperature data for June 2009 reveals yet another drop in the Earth's temperature. This latest drop in global temperatures means despite his dire warnings, the Earth has cooled .74°F since former Vice President Al Gore released "An Inconvenient Truth" in 2006. ... In addition, New peer-reviewed scientific studies now predict a continued lack of global warming for up to three decades as natural climate factors dominate.
The Bleak Winter's Behind Us, but What's Ahead? Scientists have not been able to measure any increase in global warming since the end of 1998. That, despite their lunkheaded computers forecasting the opposite. During the past two years, temperatures have actually dropped by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. Button up! I mention all this because 1) it is always amusing to kid Mr. Gore and 2) the price tag for Prophet Obama's climate plan has just jumped to $2 trillion.
Global warming's no longer happening. So far this month, at least 14 major weather stations in Alberta have recorded their lowest-ever March temperatures. I'm not talking about daily records; I mean they've recorded the lowest temperatures they've ever seen in the entire month of March since temperatures began being recorded in Alberta in the 1880s.
We'll Pry Global Warming From Their Cold, Dead Hearts. This is the winter of environmentalists' discontent. They desperately want the earth to be warming to prove Al Gore's truth inviolate and they are going to make you pay thousands of dollars for it no matter whether it's true or not. But the weather has been inconveniently cold.
'Snow and freezing winds' puts Edmonton's Earth Day on ice. Earth Day celebrations in the Albertan capital that were planned for Sunday [4/26/2009] have been postponed because of the cold weather. Organizer Janice Boudreau said exhibitors and entertainers had been pulling out all week as forecasts announced snow and freezing winds. "They did it last year, but they didn't want to do it again," she said. "This is supposed to be an enjoyable experience for everyone."
Global Cooling Report: The Weather News You Didn't See. A list of 100 recent news items about global cooling.
Arctic temperature is still not above 0°C — the latest date in fifty years of record keeping. The average arctic temperature is still not above (take your pick) 32°F 0°C 273.15°K — this the latest date in fifty years of record keeping that this has happened. Usually it is beginning to level off now and if it does so, it will stay near freezing on average in the arctic leading to still less melting than last summer which saw a 9% increase in arctic ice than in 2007.
The Real Climate Deniers. For most of the United States and much of the world, this has been one of the colder autumns in well over a decade, with reports of unseasonable snowfalls and plummeting temperatures from the American Great Plains to the Alps of Europe and into the inner reaches of Asia. Even China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever" in October. In the U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years. In fact, it's likely that 2008 will go down as the coldest year since in the United States since 1997.
Climate Crisis = Logic Crisis. This latest hypothesis is a violation of the most basic of the laws of logic: the principle of non-contradiction. Something cannot be both A and not A. The weather cannot get colder while the climate gets hotter anymore than the earth can be flat while the world is round. This is not science, or logic; this is unabashed nonsense. Yes. Climate science has come to this: We are now being told, in effect, to ignore the data and believe the hypothesis.
'Snowiest winter season Green Bay has seen in well over 100 years'. At 87.7 inches of snow to date, the season is second to none since 1900. It makes last year's winter of 87.4 inches a distant memory, and the winter of 1922-23 has slipped to third place in the record books from 1900 to date.
Explorers On Global Warming Expedition Stranded in North Pole by Cold Weather. Three global warming researchers stranded in the North Pole by cold weather were holding out hope Wednesday as a fourth plane set off in an attempt deliver them supplies. The flight took off during a break in bad weather after "brutal" conditions halted three previous attempts to reach the British explorers who said they were nearly out of food, the Agence France-Presse reported.
Annals of Global Warming [and Cooling]. Is there a cycle in climate hysteria that requires nutters to oscillate between proclaiming that the world is getting too hot and proclaiming that, on the contrary, it is getting too cold? And if you are a paid-up climate hysteric, how do you know which side to champion on a given day?
Senators Debate Global Warming Policy Despite Global Cooling Evidence. Democratic senators told CNSNews.com on Tuesday that despite a recent study that shows global temperatures have been dropping since 2001 and that projects the globe will continue to cool for the next several decades, they think the United States should continue to push forward with aggressive action to curb climate change.
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Full speed ahead, Senators! To hesitate now would be an admission of error, and we can't have that.
Frustrated Warmists Pull Another Cool Fast One. Continued global cooling has forced clamoring climate alarmists to move the goal posts — again. A study released yesterday confirms that global temperatures have remained flat since 2001 "despite rising greenhouse gas concentrations" and predicts they may cool for another 30 years. Needless to say, that won't silence any of the blowhards attacking George Will's February assertion that "there has been no recorded global warming for more than a decade."
Where's global warming? The United States has shivered through an unusually severe winter, with snow falling in such unlikely destinations as New Orleans, Las Vegas, Alabama, and Georgia. On Dec. 25, every Canadian province woke up to a white Christmas, something that hadn't happened in 37 years. Earlier this year, Europe was gripped by such a killing cold wave that trains were shut down in the French Riviera and chimpanzees in the Rome Zoo had to be plied with hot tea. Last week, satellite data showed three of the Great Lakes — Erie, Superior, and Huron — almost completely frozen over. In Washington, D.C., what was supposed to be a massive rally against global warming was upstaged by the heaviest snowfall of the season, which paralyzed the capital.
Snow falls in western ND, in June. Snow has fallen in Dickinson in June, the first time in nearly 60 years the city has seen snow past May. National Weather Service meteorologist Janine Vining in Bismarck says there were unofficial reports of a couple of inches of snow in Dickinson on Saturday [6/6/2009].
Lake Superior is freezing over. Lake Superior last froze over in 2003. It has now, again, frozen over. The frequency of freeze overs has historically been around once every 20 years. Now, in the last decade, we have seen two freeze overs.
A blizzard -- in late March?
Blizzard shuts down parts of Wyoming, South Dakota. A blizzard shut down major highways Monday [3/23/2009] in Wyoming and South Dakota, and meteorologists said one mountainous area might get as much as 40 inches of snow. Mount Rushmore National Memorial closed because of the icy, blinding weather in South Dakota's rugged Black Hills.
Near the end of March...
Storm piles more than two feet of snow on Kansas. A storm has buried parts of Kansas in more than two feet of snow and knocked out power to at least 17,000 homes and businesses. The same storm also dumped heavy snow on parts of Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle.
Global Cooling Sends Gulls South. Bird enthusiasts are reporting ivory gulls, which usually make their home in the high Arctic, are being seen for the first time in decades in the United States. Separate sightings of ivory gulls this January in Gloucester and Plymouth, Massachusetts are luring bird watchers from as far away as Florida, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
The Gore Effect
The Gore Effect is the derisive name given to the unfortunate presence of bitterly cold weather during protests and conferences about the dangers of global warming and the alleged loss of polar ice. It is particularly difficult to convince fellow activists of the severity of global warming when the temperature is well below freezing in the United States, three thousand miles from the north pole. The experts and activists caught in this situation seem to be unashamed of their cluelessness.
Al Gore Effect Slams EPA Hearings with Cold Temps. Al Gore's Climate Reality Project doomed across-the-nation EPA field hearings yesterday [7/30/2014] on global warming restrictions. With Gore' Climate Reality Project putting on global warming stunts outside the hearings, temperatures plummeted in keeping with Mother Nature's proclivity for visiting frigid weather on Gore whenever he overhypes global warming. Temperatures plunged into the 50s in Denver, with people showing up for the EPA hearings wearing jackets in mid-summer. In usually sultry Hotlanta (Atlanta), temperatures dipped into the 50s Wednesday morning before topping out in merely the low 80s. In notoriously hot and muggy Washington DC, the thermometer read a cool 70 degrees as hearings began in the nation's capital.
Al Gore's climate-changers at EPA hearings foiled by cool temperatures. The Climate Reality Project brought its "I'm Too Hot" trucks and offers of free ice cream to this week's Environmental Protection Agency hearings on power-plant emissions, but the climate wasn't cooperating. The plan was to tout the EPA's emissions proposal as a solution for hot weather brought on by global warming, but when the hearings began at 9 a.m. Wednesday [7/30/2014] in Denver, the temperature was a chilly 58 degrees.
Al Gore Forecasted "Ice-Free" Arctic by 2013; Ice Cover Expands 50%. Self-styled "global-warming" guru Al Gore and a gaggle of supposed "climate scientists" have egg all over their faces — big time. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Gore publicly and very hysterically warned that the North Pole would be "ice-free" by around 2013 because of alleged "man-made global warming." Citing "climate" experts, the government-funded BBC hyped the mass hysteria, running a now-embarrassing article under the headline: "Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013'." Other establishment media outlets did the same.
'Gore Effect' was in full force at S.F. meeting of global warming 'scientists'. Last year the American Geophysical Union concluded that "human activities are changing the Earth's climate" for the warmer. The AGU met in San Francisco last week and were greeted by a lack of local evidence.
The Gore Effect Strikes Again. No wonder it has been unseasonably cool in the northeast: Al Gore has been in Chicago this week, doing "climate advocacy training" for a new generation of young people, better known to con men everywhere as "easy marks." But The New Republic notes a fresh hypocrisy from Gore: his New York office is in an energy hogging building that boasts of a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification, which only shows what a racket the whole LEED business is.
Global Warming Activists Arrive in Nebraska, Begin Shivering. There are places you can safely promote global warming. California, Florida or the surface of the sun. But going to pitch Global Warming in Nebraska or North Dakota or the North Pole is just not going to end well.
Construction of PIK's New €17-Million Facility Gets Shut Down — By Frost, Cold, And Snow! Other than NASA GISS, few institutes are as climate warming-obsessed as the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). To keep the global warming fear machine up and running in the future, it looks like the PIK is expanding its facilities.
Bad Science and Bad Journalism are a Bad Combination. On Wednesday, March 6, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee sent out a notice that its hearing on global warming was cancelled due to the chilly weather and a snowstorm that was about to hit the nation's capital. [...] On the same day in 1961, the temperature had hit a record 81 degrees. In 1888, it had been 10 degrees. Anyone who thinks that humans had anything to do with either is mistaken.
D.C. snowstorm scrubs global-warming hearing. The snowquester has claimed yet another casualty: Wednesday's [3/6/2013] House hearing on global warming. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee announced early Wednesday that it's postponing its environmental subcommittee's scheduled 10 a.m. hearing on the state of the science behind climate change. As a reason, it cited "weather."The Gore Effect: Driving snow froze the hopes of organizers of "the biggest global warming protest in history" Monday in Washington. With the government on a two-hour snow delay and the speaker of the House unable to attend because her flight was grounded by inclement weather, shivering protestors gathered on the west front of the Capitol, the latest victims of a climatological phenomenon known by the scientific community as the Gore Effect. The Gore Effect was first noticed during a January 2004 global warming rally in New York City, held during one of the coldest days in the city's history. Since then, evidence has mounted of a correlation between global warming activism and severely cold weather.
The Gore Effect strikes again:
Delegates freeze as snow falls on global warming debates. World leaders will meet to tackle global warming — in the snow. The temperature in Copenhagen, where a landmark UN summit on climate change is taking place, is tipped to hit minus ten degrees Celsius this week.
Blizzard Dumps Snow on Copenhagen as Leaders Battle Warming. World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight.
Snowstorm squelches climate change protest. A downtown protest of the climate change talks in Copenhagen became a victim of Wednesday's [12/30/2009] snowstorm. "Not many people showed up because of the blizzard conditions," said organizer Clea Major, an international studies student at the University of Utah.
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Again, when you're marching in the streets to sound the alarm about global warming during a blizzard, you obviously don't have a clue about what you're protesting.
Global Warmists' Mouths Frozen Shut. As often seems to happen around big "global warming events", Copenhagen was hit with extremely cold weather during the "climate conference," including a blizzard on December 17 ... in a country which hasn't had a white Christmas since 1995. ... But that was just a warm-up for the world's continuing deep-freeze, which seems to have frozen the alarmists' mouths shut.
NOAA: Blizzard Rearranges Climate Change Announcement. Turns out the release was planned prepared ahead of the snowstorm, which shut federal agencies today and forced its senders to hold a press conference by telephone instead of at the National Press Club. It's not the first time inclement weather has put a chill on official efforts to tackle climate change.
Climate-change legislation buried under record snowfall in capital. Record snowfall has buried Washington — and along with it, buried the chances of passing global warming legislation this year. Cars are stranded in banks of snow along the streets of the federal capital, and in the corridors of Congress, climate legislation also has been put on ice.
The unusually chilly global-warming summit. As negotiators from nearly 200 countries met in Cancun to strategize ways to keep the planet from getting hotter, the temperature in the seaside Mexican city plunged to a 100-year record low of 54°F. Climate-change skeptics are gleefully calling Cancun's weather the latest example of the "Gore Effect" — a plunge in temperature they say occurs wherever former Vice President Al Gore, now a Nobel Prize-winning environmental activist, makes a speech about the climate.
More about the Cancun climate conference.
Is It Me, Or Is It Hot In Here? In the middle of the worst spring blizzard of the past thirty years, and with temperatures in the twenties, some of those sharp minds who have "settled" the global warming debate held a protest. I kept thinking of that line from the old folk song "Oh, Susanna": the sun so hot I froze to death." ... Both Steven Biel of Greenpeace and the website for Capitol Climate Action said it was the "largest act of civil disobedience for climate change" in the history of the United States." ... Both of these sources claimed the crowd to be 3000. Really? That's it? That was the biggest global warming protest, ever? There were more people than that in my freshman college biology class.
Excuse Me, Your Leftism is Showing. On March 2nd there was a demonstration in Washington D.C. It was billed as the largest demonstration for green power/global warming awareness/stop dirty coal/let's all go live in a tepee, ever held. It was attended by — are you ready for the number? — 2,500 people. That was the largest one ever! This demonstration was covered by every major television and news service. No station or alleged newspaper gave any coverage to opposing opinions. Ironically there was a blizzard that day another fact which, to the best of my knowledge, was not noted by any major news outlet.
Pelosi Snowed-Out of Global Warming Rally. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had to cancel an appearance Monday [3/2/2009] at a global warming rally in Washington, D.C., that was hit by a snowstorm because her flight was delayed, her office told CNSNews.com. Brianna Cayo-Cotter, the spokesman for the Energy Action Coalition that held the rally, told a group of reporters that she had been in contact with Pelosi and that her flight had been delayed because of inclement weather.
Global Warming: On Hold? Earth's climate continues to confound scientists. Following a 30-year trend of warming, global temperatures have flatlined since 2001 despite rising greenhouse gas concentrations, and a heat surplus that should have cranked up the planetary thermostat.
Obama Talks Global Warming to Shivering Crowd. Following a year predicted to be the "hottest in a century" that turned out instead to be the coolest in a decade, you'd think that — given the extraordinarily glacial locale — the supposedly brilliant future leader of the free world would have appreciated the hysterical disconnect in his words.
Climate Confusion. As a new president takes office and elevates global warming alarmism to official federal policy, much of America is experiencing record low temperatures.
Global Warming Freeze? President-elect Barack Obama recently declared his intention to mitigate global warming by enacting a cap-and-trade policy that would reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by the year 2050. But the last two years of global cooling have nearly erased 30 years of temperature increase. To the extent that global warming ever existed, it is now officially over, says David Deming, a geophysicist and adjunct scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Debate Over; It's Freezing. I've been informed, quite forcefully, that "climate change" can induce weather to warm, make it colder and, miraculously, produce whatever climate condition we happen to be experiencing at that very moment. So I wholeheartedly concur with my environmentalist friends: Climate does indeed make weather fluctuate. The day Waxman delivered his statement, the National Weather Service issued a warning for Chicago about the wind chill index being somewhere in the vicinity of 25 to 40 below zero.
Change You Can't Believe In. [Scroll down] For starters, the rapidly expanding number of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) dissenting international scientists, many rising from within the alarmists' own ranks, has thoroughly shredded the misleading fallacy of "consensus." And a full decade sans warming and concluding with pronounced cooling despite ever-rising atmospheric CO2 levels has left Green House Gas (GHG) force-feeders with frosty egg on their faces. Remember the sea ice that doomsters warned would soon be gone? It's now at the very same level it was in 1979.
It's time to pray for global warming. At December's U.N. Global Warming conference in Poznan, Poland, 650 of the world's top climatologists stood up and said man-made global warming is a media generated myth without basis. Said climatologist Dr. David Gee, Chairman of the International Geological Congress, "For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to understand that the planet is not warming?" I asked myself, why would such obviously smart guy say such a ridiculous thing? But it turns out he's right. The earth's temperature peaked in 1998. It's been falling ever since; it dropped dramatically in 2007 and got worse in 2008, when temperatures touched 1980 levels.
Facts debunk global warming alarmism. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that October in the US was marked by 63 record snowfalls and 115 lowest-ever temperatures. Over the past few years, similar signs of colder than usual weather have been recorded all over the world, causing many people to question the still fashionable, but now long outdated, global warming alarmism. Yet individual weather events or spells, whether warmings or coolings, tell us nothing necessarily about true climate change.
Ice Age or global warming? It looks more like an Ice Age than global warming. There is so much snow in Oslo, where I live, that the city authorities are resorting to dumping truckloads of it in the sea because the usual storage sites on land are full. That is angering environmentalists who say the snow is far too dirty — scraped up from polluted roads — to be added to the fjord.
Flint's 95-year-old record low falls as 19 below zero hits city. Here's the bad news: Flint broke a 95-year-old record early Wednesday morning when the temperature plummeted to a frigid 19 below zero. The previous record? Minus 10, set in 1914, according to the National Weather Service. Here's the even worse news: We won't seeing relief in the next few days.
Al Gore And Climate Ka-Ching: The trend in the world's oceans — as shown by measurements taken by a fleet of 3,000 high-tech ocean buoys first deployed in 2003 — is toward cooling. As Dr. Josh Willis, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, noted in a separate interview with National Public Radio, "there has been a very slight cooling" over the buoys' five years of observation. As Joseph D'Aleo, the Weather Channel's first director of meteorology, told National Review Online's Deroy Murdock that the slight warming trend "peaked in 1998, and the temperature trend the last decade has been flat, even as CO2 has increased 5.5%.
The Day After (Inauguration). The temperature at Denver International Airport dropped to 18 below zero on Sunday, breaking the previous record of 14 below set in 1901. White Sulphur Springs, Mont., reported 29 below to the National Weather Service, breaking the record of 17 below set in 1922. Meanwhile, ice storms ravage the Northeast and the upper Midwest. This is not a local phenomenon. Hong Kong had the second-longest cold spell since 1885. Cold in northern Vietnam destroyed 40% of the rice crop and killed 33,000 head of livestock. The British Parliament debated climate change as London experienced the first October snow since 1934.
Warmist hysteria intensifies as temperatures plunge. It snowed in Houston Wednesday tying a record for the earliest appearance of the white stuff in the city's history. There were rare snowfalls in Southern Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi Thursday. They're expecting possible record-breaking cold in the Pacific Northwest. Record cold in Montana. Record cold in Denver. Supposed to snow in the San Francisco Bay Area Monday. And the AP thinks we're running out of time to solve global warming.
Cold, Hard Facts: James Hansen, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and global warming alarmist, is Al Gore's favorite scientist, part of that mythical global warming "consensus" that says we are doomed and man is the culprit. On Nov. 10 he announced that last month was the hottest October on record and we were still doomed. ... Christopher Booker, writing in the U.K. Telegraph, reports that Hansen apparently has been spreading disinformation all his own to come up with a conclusion that flies in the face of empirical evidence we can see with our own eyes. Hansen's claim of the hottest October ever came after reports of unseasonal snow and record low temperatures.
Global Warming Update: 'Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age'. As Democrats and their president-elect — with invaluable assistance from their media minions — continue spreading climate hysteria in order to raise taxes and redistribute wealth, a possibly inconvenient truth has just been presented to the international community: "The earth is now on the brink of entering another Ice Age, according to a large and compelling body of evidence from within the field of climate science."
Brrr! Bitter cold grips Minnesota. The thermometer said it was 38 degrees below zero. The National Weather Service said the wind chill was -58.
For the first time in years, the western part of Lake Superior freezes over. If the big lake seems to have an unusually placid appearance off Duluth's shores these days, it's because you're looking at ice. The western tip of Lake Superior has frozen over in December for the first time in recent memory, and that could mean a long season of ice angling that hasn't been seen in years.
2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved. All over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare. Last winter, as temperatures plummeted, many parts of the world had snowfalls on a scale not seen for decades. This winter, with the whole of Canada and half the US under snow, looks likely to be even worse. After several years flatlining, global temperatures have dropped sharply enough to cancel out much of their net rise in the 20th century.
Baby, It's Cold Outside. Al Gore may believe in global warming, but I suggest that he have a word with his fellow environmental catastrophists at the U.K.'s Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research. Since the end of 1998, global warming has ceased. In fact, it is getting colder out there. 2008 was possibly the coldest year of this young century. During the past two years, temperatures have dropped by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius.
Cool 2008 warms climate debate. While the official figures are not yet in, 2008 is widely tipped to be declared the coolest year of the century. Whether this is a serious blow to global warming alarmists depends entirely on who you talk to. Anyone looking for a knockout blow in the global warming debate in 2008 were sorely disappointed.
Truly inconvenient truths about climate change being ignored. For most of the past seven years, those temperatures have actually been on a plateau. For the past year, there's been a sharp cooling. These are facts, not opinion: the major sources of these figures, such as the Hadley Centre in Britain, agree on what has happened, and you can check for yourself by going to their websites. Sure, interpretations of the significance of this halt in global warming vary greatly, but the facts are clear.
Hell Freezes Over. On Friday [12/19/2008], the Las Vegas Sun reported that eight inches of snow had hit the Las Vegas Valley. The 3.6 inches that had already fallen as of late Wednesday near McCarran Airport added up to the most snow recorded for the area in December since they began keeping records 70 years ago. The white powder even dusted Malibu as a winter storm hit parts of California.
Snow and freezing weather threaten to shut down Britain. Arctic blizzards are set to cause a national shutdown on Monday [2/2/2009] as forecasters warn of the most widespread snowfall for almost 20 years.
Skiers enjoy heavy snowfall despite dire predictions. Just three years after the ski runs were blemished with soggy patches of mud and grass, Alpine resorts are enjoying the best snow of a generation, despite predictions that changing weather patterns had doomed the sport
UK snowstorm worst in 18 yrs. The British capital ground to a halt on Monday after the worst snowstorm in 18 years caused hundreds of flight cancellations and virtually shut down public transportation. Shops, schools and courts shut down and long trails of commuters trudged through the streets, looking for scarce taxis or ways to work after more than 10cm of snow fell overnight.
Record snowfalls draw skiers to snap up holiday bargains. Despite the strength of the euro, British bargain hunters are heading to the snow-covered mountains of Europe to enjoy the best start to a skiing season for more than 20 years. Record snowfalls and an oversupply of accommodation caused by the credit crunch have prompted a last-minute rush to snap up savings worth hundreds of pounds.
Branch Gorevidians Explain Harsh Winter. This time of year, especially under the conditions much of the country is experiencing, we see people who are digging out from under tons of snow who are mocking "global warming." ... But a good global warmist wouldn't win an episode of Eco-Fear Factor unless he or she could explain how global warming can indeed bury us in snow (because, as you know, it never snowed before global warming started a few years ago).
Will Nature Soon Cool Hot Debates? Measurements by four major temperature tracking outlets reported that world temperatures dropped by about 0.65°C to 0.75°C during 2007, the fastest temperature changes ever recorded (either up or down). The cooling approached the total of all warming that occurred over the past 100 years, which is commonly estimated at about 1°C. Antarctic sea ice expanded by about 1 million square kilometers — more than the 28-year average since altimeter satellite monitoring began.
Snow blankets London for Global Warming debate. Snow fell as the House of Commons debated Global Warming yesterday — the first October fall in the metropolis since 1922. The Mother of Parliaments was discussing the Mother of All Bills for the last time, in a marathon six hour session.
Cold streak sets new record -- Saskatoon experiences 24 consecutive days of -25°C or lower. How's this for cold comfort? Saskatoon's deep freeze is likely the longest streak of low temperatures below -25 C that has numbed this city since record-keeping began in 1892.
Record Snowfall Slams Las Vegas. A rare snowstorm blanketed the Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday, delaying flights, causing widespread fender-benders and canceling events. More than 6 inches of snow fell in parts of the valley, forecasters said. The rarities continued Wednesday night with the Clark County School District's announcement that students are getting a snow day on Thursday. It's the first snow day for Clark County students since 1979 ... .
Storm forces closure of icy Eiffel Tower in Paris. A winter storm brought blankets of snow across Europe today, forcing the closure of an icy Eiffel Tower in Paris and causing flight cancellations.
Seattle paralyzed by chance of snow. Schools throughout greater Seattle closed Wednesday at the mere threat of snow late in the day, a symptom of the city's deep phobia of the white stuff and near-complete inability to deal with any significant snowstorm. Even though Seattle is the nation's northernmost major city, snow is a rarity here, and the city is ill-equipped to clear the streets of its hilly neighborhoods.
Rare snow covers New Orleans, other areas. A rare snowfall blanketed south Louisiana and parts of Mississippi Thursday [12/11/2008], closing schools, government offices and bridges, triggering crashes on major highways and leaving thousands of people without power.
Ice Skating Down the Bayou. I know, I know: Extreme winters are a sign of "climate change." Except mild winters are also a sign of climate change. Whatever truth there is to global warming, it isn't inconvenient. It's the most easily adaptable "crisis" ever discovered. Not only is it supported by the only scientific theory to be confirmed by contradictory data, but its adherents don't have to worry about defending themselves, because as Barack Obama recently said, "The science is beyond dispute."
Feeling cold, thinking hot. Treasurer Wayne Swan had to get out of his woollies yesterday [10/30/2008] before telling us the world really was warming — and we must pay. You see, just days before he stood in Canberra, waving a Treasury document he claimed would help stop us heating to hell, his own family had shivered through a day that should make him finally wonder if there really is any global warming.
'Worst' snowstorm kills 7 in China. A severe snowstorm in south-west China's Tibet region has killed seven people and stranded another 1,300 in damaged buildings and villages, state media reported on Wednesday [10/29/2008], citing local authorities. The storm, which started on Sunday and dumped 64 cm of snow in one county alone, had also killed 144,400 head of livestock and knocked out telecommunications and traffic in Tibet's Shannan Prefecture, Xinhua news agency said, citing the local government.
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Please note -- this happened in October, not January.
Anchorage suffers one of coldest Octobers ever. Anchorage has logged the eighth coldest October on record, the National Weather Service said today [10/31/2008]. With an average temperature of 29.7 degrees, October landed a spot in history as one of the 10 coldest out of the roughly 90 years since records have been kept in Anchorage.
7 killed in Tibet's 'worst snowstorm'. At least seven people have been found dead after "the worst snowstorm on record in Tibet," China's state-run news agency reported Friday [10/31/2008]. About 1,350 people were rescued in Lhunze County — another 300 were trapped — after nearly five feet of snow blanketed much of Tibet this week.
[October. It's not even winter yet.]
Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming. Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile — the list goes on and on.
Cold and Colder. Joe Bastardi, the Chief Long-Range Forecaster at AccuWeather, has released his 2008-09 Winter Season Forecast addressing issues of average temperature and precipitation that will impact the nation. His forecast calls for one of the coldest winters in several years across much of the Eastern portion of the United States, the population-dense third of the nation.
More Global Cooling Ahead, Study Says. Natural variations in climate, driven by shifting ocean currents, could lead to another decade of cooling global temperatures, according to a peer-reviewed study in the scientific journal Nature. The cooling temperatures would add to an ongoing cooling trend that has held sway for the past decade.
Brisbane records coldest August in eight years. The weather experts have confirmed what Brisbane people suspected — the city has just shivered through its coldest August in at least eight years. It also was the driest since 2001, with Brisbane picking up just 16mm of rain, below the long-term norm of 35mm.
We are actually heading towards a new Ice Age, claim scientists. It has plagued scientists and politicians for decades, but scientists now say global warming is not the problem. We are actually heading for the next Ice Age, they claim. British and Canadian experts warned the big freeze could bury the east of Britain in 6,000ft of ice.
Cold Temperatures Continue to Batter United States. Cooling temperatures sent the United States into a deep freeze during the first half of 2008, resulting in some extraordinary weather events. ... Aspen, Colorado decided to reopen its ski resort slopes in mid-June, reporting a snow base up to three feet deep well after the resort normally closes for the season. A mid-June snowstorm also hit the suburbs of Seattle, with snowfall reported at elevations as low as 3,000 feet.
Icy reality cools the climate cultists. The latest blow to the Government's apocalyptic prophet is news from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute that there is more ice than normal in the Arctic waters north of the Svalbard archipelago. According to the Barents Observer there are open areas in this area in most years during July — but this year the area is covered by ice. A fortnight ago a Norwegian research ship, Lance, and a Swedish ship, MV Stockholm, got stuck in the ice in the area and needed to be freed by the Norwegian Coast Guard.
Baby, Baby It's a Cold World. Lord Christopher Monckton, a policy adviser to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, was recently referenced by senior climate-science authority Fred Singer as saying: "Global warming stopped ten years ago; it hasn't gotten warmer since 1998. And in fact in the last seven years, there has been a downturn in global temperatures equivalent on average to about [or] very close to one degree Fahrenheit per decade. We're actually in a period of global cooling."
Evidence of Global Cooling. Now there is word that all four major global temperature tracking outlets have released data showing that temperatures have dropped significantly over the last year. California meteorologist Anthony Watts says the amount of cooling ranges from 65-hundredths of a degree Centigrade to 75-hundreds of a degree. That is said to be a value large enough to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the past 100 years. It is reportedly the single fastest temperature change ever recorded — up or down.
Global Warming? It's the Coldest Winter in Decades. New evidence has cast doubt on claims that the world's ice-caps are melting, it emerged last night. Satellite data shows that concerns over the levels of sea ice may have been premature. It was feared that the polar caps were vanishing because of the effects of global warming. But figures from the respected US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that almost all the "lost" ice has come back.
The Global Warming Bubble: The world hasn't been warming since 1998, and an article in the journal Nature says warming won't pick up again until 2015. Since global warming is a long-term trend, a decade-long or more stall in temperatures doesn't mean much — except that environmentalists have banked so much politically on whipping up hysteria based on imminent catastrophe. The stall in temperatures shows how little we know about global warming.
Are Global Warmists Pulling a Cool Fast One? Mounting evidence of lower temperature trends despite rising atmospheric CO2 levels is becoming a real problem for the greenhouse gas crowd. And reports that the cooling appears to follow a period of dormant solar activity aren't likely to ease their anxieties. Indeed, without an immediate alarmist course correction, years of "the science is settled" campaigning could prove for naught, as prolonged temperature dips decimate the primary anthropogenic argument.
The world has never seen such freezing heat. A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday [11/10/2008], Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) ... announced that last month was the hottest October on record. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.
Global warming numbers get a little help from their friends. According to the GISS figures, last month was the warmest October on record around the world. This struck some observers as odd. There had been no reports of autumn heat waves in the international press and there is almost always blanket coverage of any unusually warm weather since it fits into the widespread media bias that climate catastrophe lies just ahead. In fact, quite the opposite had occurred; there had been plenty of stories about unseasonably cool weather.
The killer frost for global warming. Turn up the heat, somebody. The globe is freezing. Even Al Gore is looking for an extra blanket. Winter has barely come to the northern latitudes and already we've got bigger goosebumps than usual. So far the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports 63 record snowfalls in the United States, 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month. Only 44 Octobers over the past 114 years have been cooler than this last one.
[Much more about GISS errors here.]
New Hope for Global Warming Deniers. Things are looking up for the global warming skeptics. First of all there is the global temperature. After holding constant since 1998 it has dropped markedly in the last two years. Recently the Germans prudently declared a ten-year hold on non-stop global warming. What with a flip in the Gulf Stream they realized that the numbers weren't going to look too good for the alarmists in the next few years.
NASA measures global temperatures. NASA is spending around 20 million dollars a year to deploy and monitor 3000 robot buoys around the worlds oceans and the data coming in doesn't support their theory on global warming, in fact it turns out the world has cooled slightly in the last five years. It's surprising the mainstream media hasn't picked up on this, you would think the fact that the earth is cooling would be front page news.
NASA Confirms Natural Climate Shift. NASA has confirmed that a developing natural climate pattern will likely result in much colder temperatures. Of course, the climate alarmists' favorite dubious data source was also quick to point out that such natural phenomena should not confuse the issue of manmade greenhouse gas induced global warming.
Global warming is hoax that has become dogma. In South America, last year was one of the coldest ever observed. In Buenos Aires, it snowed for the first time in 89 years. Chile had the roughest winter, according to the agricultural minister, in the past 50 years. Most of Antarctica is actually getting colder. According to a University of Oklahoma temperature specialist David Deming, "unexpected bitter cold swept the entire Southern Hemisphere in 2007."
Antarctica Ain't Cooperating! National Geographic magazine featured a cover story entitled "The Big Thaw," and based on what you would see in that issue, you would think there is absolutely no debate about rapid and undesirable changes occurring in Antarctica all due to the dreaded global warming phenomenon. As we have shown over and over, nothing could be further from the truth!
Snow forecast for mountains tonight. Think it's cold? You have good reason. Seattle just experienced the coldest first week of June, according to climate records dating to 1891, said Cliff Mass, University of Washington metrologist. Both 1999 and 2008 share the record, with 1917 falling in second place, he said. "Just wait until tomorrow," he said, when temperatures are going to be even colder.
A Heat Wave, But ... In late May, despite Green predictions that the Arctic is melting so fast that it will provide a new route, a Northwest Passage, for ships, a group of eco-tourists on a vessel offering polar expeditions found themselves trapped when a former Soviet icebreaker, refitted for visits to the supposedly disappearing ice, was trapped in late May by ice.
June snowstorm chills valley. Tuesday's dumping of snow across the Flathead Valley had locals checking their calendars to be sure it was, indeed, June 10. Flathead Valley snowfall in June is not unprecedented, but after a long string of dry, warm spring seasons the snowfall did surprise some of the newer arrivals to the valley.
Gaiag Me With a Spoon. Gaia can be a fickle goddess, as Earth Day celebrants in Canada discovered this weekend. But the irony of an April blizzard driving an Earth Day celebration indoors, in this age of global warming, seems lost on reporters who have swallowed environmentalism hook, line and sinker.
See Gore, See Spot. Geophysicist Phil Chapman, the first Australian to become a NASA astronaut, and who served as mission specialist on the Apollo 14 lunar mission, writes in the Down Under newspaper the Australian that "the rout of Napoleon's Grand Army from Moscow was at least partly due to the lack of sunspots." This is more than a historical footnote. The same pattern of solar activity that doomed Napoleon is occurring as we speak.
An emerging truth: There is now unequivocal evidence that the temperature of the planet is dropping like a stone. Here's some other data you may not have seen. The troposphere hasn't warmed for the past five years. And the oceans haven't warmed for five years either Now, you may not know about this sudden deadly chill in the MMGW atmosphere because the BBC hasn't told you. To be more precise, it did try to report this — but then appears to have altered its report under pressure from a global warming activist.
Global temperatures will drop slightly this year. The World Meteorological Organization's secretary-general, Michel Jarraud, told the BBC it was likely that La Niña would continue into the summer. This would mean global temperatures have not risen since 1998, prompting some to question climate change theory.
Geologist: Sun's shift could mean global chill. Fluctuations in solar radiation could mean colder weather in the decades ahead, despite all the talk about global warming, retired Western Washington University geologist Don Easterbrook said Tuesday [4/8/2008]. Easterbrook is convinced that the threat of global warming from mankind's carbon dioxide pollution is overblown.
A cold spell soon to replace global warming. Stock up on fur coats and felt boots! This is my paradoxical advice to the warm world. Earth is now at the peak of one of its passing warm spells. It started in the 17th century when there was no industrial influence on the climate to speak of and no such thing as the hothouse effect. The current warming is evidently a natural process and utterly independent of hothouse gases. The real reasons for climate changes are uneven solar radiation, terrestrial precession (that is, axis gyration), instability of oceanic currents, regular salinity fluctuations of the Arctic Ocean surface waters, etc. There is another, principal reason — solar activity and luminosity. The greater they are the warmer is our climate.
Economists: extreme cold weather costly, deadly. Fatalities in the continental United States tend to climb for several weeks after severe cold spells, ultimately numbering 360 per chilly day and 14,380 per year, according to a new study co-authored by a University of California, Berkeley, economist. Deaths linked to extreme cold account for 0.8 percent of the nation's annual death rate and outnumber those attributed to leukemia, murder and chronic liver disease combined, the study reports. Cold-related deaths also reduce the average life expectancy of Americans by at least a decade, it says.
It may be cold, but CBC reassures us that calamity still looms. Ah, the weather. How cold is it? It's so cold the CBC had to rush to assure all of us that global warming is still a big, big problem. With record snow falls, record cold snaps, the return of sea ice to the north, snow in the Middle East and a deep freeze in China, any sensible person might begin to wonder and even have doubts about global-warming theory and climate change. A little skepticism might begin to creep into the public sphere and threaten to undermine public belief in global warming.
Minnesota's fishing opener: The cold truth about ice. With less than three days to go before Minnesota's fishing opener, ice still stubbornly clings to some northern Minnesota lakes, leaving anglers to wonder if the hard water will be gone on their favorite lake by Saturday [5/10/2008]. It's the latest ice-out since 1996.
Antarctic Deep Sea Gets Colder. The Antarctic deep sea is getting colder, which might stimulate the circulation of the oceanic water masses. At the same time satellite images from the Antarctic summer have shown the largest sea-ice extent on record. In the coming years autonomous measuring buoys will be used to find out whether the cold Antarctic summer induces a new trend or was only a "slip".
Sorry to ruin the fun, but an ice age cometh. The scariest photo I have seen on the internet is www.spaceweather.com, where you will find a real-time image of the sun from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, located in deep space at the equilibrium point between solar and terrestrial gravity. What is scary about the picture is that there is only one tiny sunspot. Disconcerting as it may be to true believers in global warming, the average temperature on Earth has remained steady or slowly declined during the past decade, despite the continued increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, and now the global temperature is falling precipitously.
Sydney's Coolest Summer in 50 Years Leaves Empty Cafes, Gloom. Sydney residents and tourists are cursing La Nina as the harbor city says goodbye to the summer that wasn't. While the La Nina weather pattern is delivering rain to farmers after the worst drought in a century, it's cutting profits for cafe owners, travel agents and insurers.
Tons of Snow Test a Place Where Cold Is No Stranger. People here are divided between those longing for a few more inches of snow to set a record and others who think the 14 feet that has already landed, and mostly lingered, is more than enough.
January Weather Was Exceptionally Cold, Snowy. January 2008 has been an exceptional month for winter weather, not only in North America but across the globe, according to numerous indicators. We've had anecdotal evidence of odd weather in the form of wire reports from China, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, and record-setting cold and snow have been felt with intensity not seen for 30 to 100 years, depending on the region.
Cold Water on "Global Warming". It has almost become something of a joke when some "global warming" conference has to be cancelled because of a snowstorm or bitterly cold weather. But stampedes and hysteria are no joke — and creating stampedes and hysteria has become a major activity of those hyping a global warming "crisis." They mobilize like-minded people from a variety of occupations, call them all "scientists" and then claim that "all" the experts agree on a global warming crisis. Their biggest argument is that there is no argument.
Cool News About Global Warming: NASA says recent satellite images show that the allegedly endangered polar ice cap — which will melt completely one of these summers and kill off all the polar bears if we don't slash our greedy carbon footprints and revert to the lifestyles of medieval peasants — has recovered to near normal coverage levels. Meanwhile, in other news too climatically incorrect for U.S. mainstream media to touch, California meteorologist Anthony Watts says January 2008 was the planet's second-coldest January in 15 years.
Skeptics of human-caused global warming point to cold spell. The world has seen some extraordinary winter conditions in both hemispheres over the past year: snow in Johannesburg last June and in Baghdad in January, Arctic sea ice returning with a vengeance after a record retreat last summer, paralyzing blizzards in China, and a sharp drop in the average temperature of the globe.
Best ski conditions for Norway in 20 years. Trysil, Norway's largest alpine ski resort area, reports the best conditions since 1988, when there was 2.2 meters of snow on the ground. Meanwhile, Hemsedal, another top Scandinavian ski area, has never had as much snow in January as this year.
NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe. The average temperature across both the contiguous U.S. and the globe during climatological winter (December 2007-February 2008) was the coolest since 2001, according to scientists at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. In terms of winter precipitation, Pacific storms, bringing heavy precipitation to large parts of the West, produced high snowpack that will provide welcome runoff this spring.
Snow swallows towns' space, cash. Nearly 3,000 dump trucks piled high with snow have rumbled out of Telluride this year bound for a winter dump where the mountain of dirty white stuff has grown much bigger than any building in town.
Recent cold snap helping Arctic sea ice, scientists find. There's an upside to the extreme cold temperatures northern Canadians have endured in the last few weeks: scientists say it's been helping winter sea ice grow across the Arctic, where the ice shrank to record-low levels last year. Temperatures have stayed well in the -30s C and -40s C range since late January throughout the North, with the mercury dipping past -50 C in some areas. Satellite images are showing that the cold spell is helping the sea ice expand in coverage by about 2 million square kilometres, compared to the average winter coverage in the previous three years.
Top 10 'Global-Warming' Myths: (#6) Global warming has doomed the polar bears! For some reason, Al Gore's computerized polar bear can't swim, unlike the real kind, as one might expect of an animal named Ursa Maritimus. On the whole, these bears are thriving, if a little less well in those areas of the Arctic that are cooling (yes, cooling).
Warmist polar expedition was cancelled due to extreme cold. While losing toes to frostbite is no joke, one has to wonder if these two publicity-seekers were undone by believing their own propaganda. And how many purportedly harmful carbon dioxide molecules were generated by the rescue airplane to be sent to save them from their folly? I hope the two recover fully and come to realize that it can still be really, really cold in the arctic, no matter what Al Gore tells them.
Amazing pictures of countries joining Britain in the big freeze. Across much of the northern hemisphere, from Greece and Iran to China and Japan, they have been suffering their worst snowfalls for decades. Similarly freakish amounts of snow have been falling over much of the northern United States, from Ohio to the Pacific coast, where in parts of the state of Washington up to 200 inches of snow have fallen in the past fortnight.
Global warming sceptics bouyed by record cold. Global warming sceptics are pointing to recent record cold temperatures in parts of North America and Asia and the return of Arctic Sea ice to suggest fears about climate change may be overblown. According to the US National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the average temperature of the global land surface in January 2008 was below the 20th century mean (-0.02°F/-0.01°C) for the first time since 1982.
Forget global warming: Welcome to the new Ice Age. Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966. The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3°F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."
This winter is third worst in decade. Who was it who coined the term "winter wonderland"? Obviously, someone who never lived in Chicago. This winter has been especially bad. It's not just your imagination. According to an array of weather statistics compiled by Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel, it's the third-worst winter in a decade. And weird, besides. "This is some of the most dramatic winter weather I have ever seen," says Angel.
Heavy snow brings Greece to standstill. A raging snow storm that blanketed most of Greece over the weekend also continued into the early morning hours on Monday [2/18/2008], plunging the country into sub-zero temperatures. Public transport buses were at a standstill on Monday in the wider Athens area, while ships remained in ports, public services remained closed, and schools and courthouses in the more severely-stricken prefectures were also closed.
Short-Term Ocean Cooling Suggests Global Warming 'Speed Bump'. The average temperature of the water near the top of the Earth's oceans has significantly cooled since 2003. New research suggests global warming trends are not always steady in their effects on ocean temperatures.
Global Warming Explained: In the 1950s Canada had about 15 permanent weather monitoring stations in the Arctic. Today only five remain, and the Federal Government announced recently that it will shut down some more of those. … Canada always had lousy weather: nine months of winter and three months of poor sledding, but it was quite attractive to the first settlers. It had no income tax returns, low taxes, playing cards for money, and for about 200 years no lawyers. Still, the Canadian weather was always so extreme that Canadians never quit talking about it since they got here.
An Ice Age versus Global Warming. The latest summary of yet another revised edition of a report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control has evoked all the usual fears predicting the deaths of millions by 2080, and other end of the world scenarios. 2080 is a mere 73 years from now. In meteorological terms, it is a blink of the eye. Real climatologists measure time far differently than the rest of us. While the IPCC, Al Gore, and the other fear mongers are warning of the horrors of Global Warming, it is useful to look at the time scales. The end of the last Ice Age was 11,500 ago.
Little Ice Age May Return Soon, Russian Scientists Say. A gradual decline in global temperatures will begin by 2015, with temperatures bottoming out in Little IceAge conditions during a 60-year period beginning around 2060, researchers with the Russian Academy of Sciences have concluded. Their finding contradicts predictions of global warming made in recent years by some climate theorists.
These Chinese scientists say the cooling will start sooner -- perhaps about 20 years from now.
Global Warming Suffers a Chilling Effect. The last two months of the year 2000 were the coldest since the United States federal government started keeping records more than a century ago, in 1895.
Extreme cold over South Pole reveals global warming models are wrong: A discovery that it is much colder over the South Pole than believed has exposed a major flaw in the computer models used to predict global warming, a new scientific paper claims.
Top 10 'Global-Warming' Myths: (#6) Global warming has doomed the polar bears! For some reason, Al Gore's computerized polar bear can't swim, unlike the real kind, as one might expect of an animal named Ursa Maritimus. On the whole, these bears are thriving, if a little less well in those areas of the Arctic that are cooling (yes, cooling).
Where is the Boy Who Cried Warming Now That Antarctica Is Cooling? So the Antarctic is cooling after all. Years of news reports claimed that it was warming, and that gigantic icebergs would calve off and melt, turning New York's Central Park into a pond. But the boy who cried "wolf" cried once too often. It turns out that most of the Antarctic measurements in the past had been taken on a small peninsula, and not over the vast wind-blown expanse of the frozen continent.
Minnesota Team Abandons Effort to "Prove" Global Warming. The scaremongers point out as many as seven ice shelves have broken off the Antarctic continent over the past 50 years. They blame global warming, ignoring the inconvenient evidence that the continent is actually cooling dramatically. Between 1986 and 2002, Antarctica cooled by 0.7°C. per decade. There also has been a statistically significant increase in sea ice area, as well as an increase in the length of the sea ice season, since 1990.
Scientists Say Antarctica is Cooling, Not Warming. Parts of Antarctica have cooled sharply in recent years, according to a study published online by Nature, a British weekly science journal. The research was led by Peter Doran of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Antarctica Is Cooling? So the Antarctic is cooling after all. Years of news reports claimed that it was warming, and that gigantic icebergs would calve off and melt, turning New York's Central Park into a pond. But the boy who cried "wolf" cried once too often. It turns out that most of the Antarctic measurements in the past had been taken on a small peninsula, and not over the vast wind-blown expanse of the frozen continent.
The Amazing Disappearing, Reappearing Arctic Ice Cap: "Danger lies not in what we don't know, but in what we think we know that just ain't so." So reads the e-mail signature of Greg Holloway, a scientist with the Institute of Ocean Sciences in British Columbia. The quote, from Mark Twain, is appropriate. On April 24, Holloway presented a paper to an international gathering of Arctic scientists in which he argued that the Arctic ice cap is not melting.
Year of global cooling. Al Gore says global warming is a planetary emergency. It is difficult to see how this can be so when record low temperatures are being set all over the world. In 2007, hundreds of people died, not from global warming, but from cold weather hazards. South America this year experienced one of its coldest winters in decades. In Buenos Aires, snow fell for the first time since the year 1918. Unexpected bitter cold swept the entire Southern Hemisphere in 2007. Johannesburg, South Africa, had the first significant snowfall in 26 years.
Global warming protest frosted with snow . It snowed, but they still came. A heavy snowfall blanketed a global warming protest outside the State House in Annapolis this morning, but it did not dampen the shouts of about 400 activists who urged lawmakers to pass the nation's toughest greenhouse gas control law.
Global warming is hoax that has become dogma. On Jan. 4, 2007, BBC News reported "2007 to be 'warmest on record.'" So, what happened? In South America, last year was one of the coldest ever observed. In Buenos Aires, it snowed for the first time in 89 years. Chile had the roughest winter, according to the agricultural minister, in the past 50 years. Most of Antarctica is actually getting colder. Now, it's even snowing in Baghdad!
China battles "coldest winter in 100 years". Millions remained stranded in China on Monday ahead of the biggest holiday of the year as parts of the country suffered their coldest winter in a century. Freezing weather has killed scores of people and left travelers stranded before the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival — the only opportunity many people have for a holiday all year.
Br-r-r! Where did global warming go? A funny thing happened on the way to the planetary hot flash: Much of the planet grew bitterly cold. In South America, for example, the start of winter last year was one of the coldest ever observed. According to Eugenio Hackbart, chief meteorologist of the MetSul Weather Center in Brazil, "a brutal cold wave brought record low temperatures, widespread frost, snow, and major energy disruption." In Buenos Aires, it snowed for the first time in 89 years, while in Peru the cold was so intense that hundreds of people died and the government declared a state of emergency in 14 of the country's 24 provinces.
Record snowfalls mean big meltdown. For snow-weary residents of the Midwest and New England, spring can't come soon enough. Locations such as Madison, Wis., and Concord, N.H., endured their snowiest winter since records began, and parts of the western USA also saw a much snowier-than-average winter, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.
Record Cold for Northern Minnesota: 40 Below. It lived up to its name: The temperature in International Falls fell to 40 below zero Monday [2/11/2008], just a few days after the northern Minnesota town won a federal trademark making it officially the "Icebox of the Nation."
Global Warming Is Out and Global Cooling Is In? A researcher at Russia's oceanology institute says global warming has peaked — and the planet is now headed for a cooling period that will last through the end of the century. Oleg Sorokhtin is a fellow of the Russian academy of natural sciences. He writes in an article for the Russian news and information agency that a cold spell will set in by 2012. He believes an even colder period will begin as solar activity reaches a minimum in 2041 — and that it will last 50 to 60 years.
Global Warming Vote on Snowy Day in Washington. Nothing inspires taking on the "planetary emergency" of global warming like the first snow of the winter in Washington, D.C.
Minnesota Town Hits 54 Below Zero. Temperatures plummeted across the eastern half of the nation Monday [1/17/2005], approaching an all-time record in northern Minnesota and freezing the Gulf Coast as a river of Arctic air pushed southward. Thermometers registered a low of 54 degrees below zero at Embarrass, Minnesota.
Global warming has halted, at least temporarily.
There Has Been No Global Warming for the Past 70 Years.
Global warming hysteria: how the pendulum has swung. It has become commonplace knowledge, and is unchallenged, that global average temperature has not increased since 1998. This corresponds to a 9-year period during which the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide, in contrast, did increase, and that by almost 5%. The greenhouse hypothesis — which asserts that carbon dioxide increases of human origin will cause dangerous global warming — is clearly invalidated by these data. As if that were not enough, a leading computer modelling team has recently published a paper in Nature which acknowledges what climate rationalists (the so-called "sceptics") have always asserted. Which is that, contrary to IPCC assessments, any human influence on global temperature is so small that it cannot yet be differentiated from natural cycles of climate change.
Global warming has paused. Recent studies by the Hadley Climate Research Center (UK), the Japan Meteorological Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of East Anglia (UK) and the University of Alabama Huntsville show clearly that the rising trend of global average temperature stopped in 2000-2001. Further, NASA data shows that warming in the southern hemisphere has stopped, and that ocean temperatures also have stopped rising.
Has global warming stopped? The fact is that the global temperature of 2007 is statistically the same as 2006 as well as every year since 2001. Global warming has, temporarily or permanently, ceased. Temperatures across the world are not increasing as they should according to the fundamental theory behind global warming — the greenhouse effect. Something else is happening and it is vital that we find out what or else we may spend hundreds of billions of pounds needlessly.
Happy End of Global Warming! Whatever warming trend was going on has flattened out in the last seven years. Which is an odd thing, because China and India have been pumping out more CO2 from cars and industry. A bunch of ugly facts are nailing the biggest scare story in history.
Zealotry over global warming could damage our Earth far more than climate change. Given that nowadays pretty well every adverse development in the natural world is automatically attributed to global warming, perhaps the most surprising fact about it is that it is not, in fact, happening at all. The truth is that there has so far been no recorded global warming at all this century.
Decade has had fewest 90-degree days since 1930. August is the wettest and often the muggiest month of the year. Yet, summer heat continues in short supply, continuing a trend that has dominated much of the 21st Century's opening decade. There have been only 162 days 90 degrees or warmer at Midway Airport over the period from 2000 to 2008. That's by far the fewest 90-degree temperatures in the opening nine years of any decade on record here since 1930.
Key degrees of difference: Has global warming stopped? The question alone is enough to provoke scorn from the mainstream scientific community and from the Government, which says the earth has never been hotter. But tell that to a new army of sceptics who have mushroomed on internet blog sites and elsewhere in recent months to challenge some of the most basic assumptions and claims of climate change science.
Evidence doesn't bare out alarmist claims of global warming. These are the seven graphs that should make the Rudd Government feel sick. These are the seven graphs that should make you ask: What? Has global warming now stopped? Look for yourself. They show that the world hasn't warmed for a decade, and has even cooled for several years. Sea ice now isn't melting, but spreading. The seas have not just stopped rising, but started to fall.
Our Earth cools slowly while professor babbles. If even a global warming professor can't prove his case, or even address the facts, why on earth should the rest of us turn off the lights? What madness is this? [Professor Barry] Brook's argument was perhaps best summed up by this astonishing claim: "Climate scientists don't use temperature charts to 'prove' global warming." Don't bother showing me the world isn't warming. I trust the theory that says it must.
Prophecy all washed up. Rain sure is falling this week on the parade of our global warming alarmists. Wettest of all is Tim Flannery, who was made Australian of the Year last year for wailing the world was doomed. We were making the planet heat so fast with our filthy gases, Flannery insisted, that the ice caps were vanishing and we had to "picture an eight-storey building by a beach, then imagine waves lapping its roof". No scare seemed too absurd for this Alarmist of the Year.
New climate figures would make a great debate theme. From 2002 until now, average global temperatures have remained fairly constant. This is in contrast to the previous period when, as everyone knows, the temperature trend was upwards. Most people I've mentioned this to were not aware of it. They assumed that temperatures had continued to rise in line with greenhouse gas emissions, which have certainly continued to increase. So it's worth looking at what's happened.
New Jason Satellite Indicates 23-Year Global Cooling. Dr. Henrik Svensmark's recent experiments at the Danish Space Research Institute seem to show that the earth's temperatures are importantly affected by the low, wet clouds that deflect more or less solar heat back into space. The number of such clouds is affected, in turn, by more or fewer cosmic rays hitting the earth. The number of earthbound cosmic rays depends on the extent of the giant magnetic wind thrown out by the sun. All of this defies the "consensus" that human-emitted carbon dioxide has been responsible for our global warming.
New Findings Show Earth is Not Getting Warmer. The reports note two important findings that run counter to the view that human activity is causing catastrophic global warming.
2006 is probably the coldest year in the last five years. The charts speak for themselves.
Buoy Meets Gore. The Argos buoys have disappointed the global warm-mongers in that they have failed to detect any signs of imminent climate change. Climate-change promoters also are perplexed by the observations of NASA's eight weather satellites. In contrast to some 7,000 land-based stations, they take more than 300,000 temperature readings daily over the surface of the Earth. In 30 years of operation, the satellites have recorded a warming trend of just 0.14°C — well within the range of normal variations.
Still No Signs of Global Warming. Each month, Earth Track updates the global averaged satellite measurements of the Earth's temperature. These numbers are important because they are real — not projections, forecasts, or guesses. Global satellite measurements are made from a series of orbiting platforms that sense the average temperature in various atmospheric layers. Here, we present the lowest level, which climate models say should be warming. The satellite measurements are considered accurate to within 0.01°C.
Monthly Mean Central England Temperature, 1659-2006.
There IS a problem with global warming… it stopped in 1998. For many years now, human-caused climate change has been viewed as a large and urgent problem. In truth, however, the biggest part of the problem is neither environmental nor scientific, but a self-created political fiasco. Consider the simple fact, drawn from the official temperature records of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, that for the years 1998-2005 global average temperature did not increase (there was actually a slight decrease, though not at a rate that differs significantly from zero).
Nature Study Fails to Dent Satellite Data. Global temperatures show no net warming. "This is the second time in nine months that these journals have let papers be published in the satellite temperature monitoring field that had easily identifiable errors in their methodology."
When Is Global Warming Really a Cooling? A new paper in the journal Nature purports to solve the long standing "problem" of the satellite-based global temperature record not showing much warming over the last 25 years. Instead, all it does is help answer the question: "is the quality of peer review in the popular science journals getting worse?" (The answer is "yes.")
The Best Data Show No Recent Rise At All in Global Temperature. Satellite readings have shown virtually no warming trend since 1979, while ground-based readings have registered significant warming.
No Warming Trend Evident in Twentieth Century. One might pose the question: If we had the ability to set the global thermostat, what temperature would we pick? Would we set it colder or warmer than it is today? What would the optimal temperature be?
Global Warming's Uncertain Future: A recent report by the Environmental Protection Agency includes a notable departure from the last six years.
The real climate change catastrophe. Studies by National Academy of Sciences, NOAA, Danish and other scientists continue to raise inconvenient truths that question and contradict catastrophic climate change theories, computer models and assertions. The "hockey stick" temperature graph (which claimed 1990-2000 was the hottest decade in 1000 years) was shown to be invalid; the Southern Hemisphere has not warmed in the past 25 years; the US is yet to be hit by a major hurricane in 2006; interior Greenland and Antarctica are gaining ice mass, not losing it; and Gulf Stream circulation has not slowed, as claimed in 2005.
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