The temperature in Sapporo dropped to minus 7C on Monday night, with snow beginning early Tuesday.
By dawn on Wednesday there was 44cm of fresh powder snow on the ground – the deepest snow to cover Sapporo since 1953. Continue reading »
Russia’s Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok has been hit hard by gusts of freezing wind reaching speeds of 25 meters per second causing sea water to freeze over anything the giant waves touched.
This Thursday Vladivostok’s port turned into a giant slushy machine as sea water mixed with sand started freezing under gusts of cold wind in subzero temperatures.
An intensive scientific study of both Earth’s poles has found that from 2009 to 2016 overall temperature has dropped in the southern polar region.
NASA’s Operation IceBridge is an airborne survey of polar ice and has finalised two overlapping research campaigns at both the poles.
Coupled with the latest announcement of slight cooling in the area, it has fuelled claims from climate change deniers that human industrialisation is not having the huge impact on global tenperature as often is claimed.
Volume of ice caps is INCREASING and the entire Atlantic Ocean is cooling
The world is not heating up, some areas are actually getting colder and the volume of polar ice caps is increasing in some places, says geologist James Kamis.
This could dispel the “myth” of man-made global warming. Continue reading »
Not one moment too early!
Japanese technologies are not sufficient for dealing with the aftermath of the disaster, and the country needed technical cooperation with various countries in this matter
TOKYO, November 26. /TASS/. Japan reckons on Russia’s assistance in dealing with the aftermath of the Fukushima-1 disaster, Junichi Eguchi, the Director for Nuclear Accident Response Office of the Electricity and Gas Industry Department at the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy said on Thursday. He noted that the Japanese technologies were not sufficient for dealing with the aftermath of the disaster, and the country needed technical cooperation with various countries in this matter. Continue reading »
The Yankton region saw nearly two feet (60 cm) of snow in some areas, almost double the previous record.
The city itself recorded 8 inches of snowfall, while a site to the east-southeast of town recorded about a foot of snow. Yankton’s record snowfall for Nov. 20 stood at 12 inches, set in 1975.
South Dakota state climatologist Dennis Todey said he was waiting to talk with National Weather Service (NWS) officials for more details on the unexpected brunt of last Friday’s storm. Early forecasts for snow totals were lower. Continue reading »
70,000 customers lose power – 80,000 phones cut off
The heavy wet snow and sleet over the weekend caused as many as 70,000 customers to lose electricity in central Finland. Worst damage in power company Elenia’s history!”
As of Sunday morning some 55,000 households remained without power. Continue reading »
The Yankton region saw nearly two feet (60 cm) of snow in some areas, almost double the previous record.
The city itself recorded 8 inches of snowfall, while a site to the east-southeast of town recorded about a foot of snow. Yankton’s record snowfall for Nov. 20 stood at 12 inches, set in 1975. Continue reading »
Saturday’s snowfall more than doubled a nearly 90-year Lansing record, according to the National Weather Service.
The 8.2 inches of snow in the city bested a 1928 record of 3.5 inches for Nov. 21, meteorologist Jared Maples said.
More than a foot (30 cm) of snow in some Detroit suburbs
Saturday’s 6 inches (15 cm) of snow at Detroit Metro Airport shattered the previous Nov. 21 record of 1.4 inches set in 1893, according to the National Weather Service.
Clarkston was buried beneath 15.5 inches of snow, while Rochester Hills, Ortonville, Lakeville, Milford and Holly all received a foot of snow or more. Armada recorded 10 inches of snow, while 8.2 inches fell in Garden City. Continue reading »
“Bogus AGW propaganda is put on the front pages,” says reader Argiris Diamantis.
“People are being brainwashed by the Dutch MSM, crucial information about the cooling, that is really happening is being withheld, and bogus AGW propaganda is put on the front pages.
“Heavy snowfall in China is reported in the Turkish mainstream media (MSM): “Meteorological snow gave the alarm in China”
“It is also reported in the Russian MSM:
Snowfall: the Beijing airport “Shoud” canceled about 200 flights”
“But not a word about this in the Dutch MSM. Instead they publish the news that the director of the KNMI (Dutch Meteorological Institute), Gerard van der Steenhoven, calls for an orange alert for Global Warming.”
“Such a heavy snowfall has not occurred often before,” said Sun Jun, chief forecaster at the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau.
On Thursday, the center had issued a warning on the coming blizzard and reminded residents in northern China of the sharp decline in temperature and possible traffic difficulties.
Key expressways were closed and flights were canceled on Sunday as a wide area of northern China was hit by a snowstorm that disrupted transportation. Continue reading »
WATERLOO | Northeast Iowa residents spent Saturday digging out from the first major snowfall of the season.
A winter storm blanketed the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area with more than a foot of wet, heavy snow Friday night and Saturday morning, shattering a nearly 60-year-old record.
The National Weather Service reported 12.7 inches of snow fell at the Waterloo Regional Airport. The 10.5 inches that dropped Friday broke the previous Nov. 20 record of 2.6 inches set in 1956.
Six to 14 inches of snow fell in various parts of Iowa, tapering off Saturday morning as the sun rose. Continue reading »
With as much as 17 inches of snow across Chicago’s northern suburbs and 11.2 inches at O’Hare International Airport, this became the largest November snowfall in 120 years.
This also makes it Chicago’s fourth snowiest November (the entire month) on record … with more than a week remaining in the month. The three snowiest Novembers were 1940 (14.8 inches), 1895 (14.5 inches) and 1951 (14.3 inches). Continue reading »
People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after the first significant snowstorm of the season dumped up to 20 inches of snow across the Upper Midwest – blanketing a swath from South Dakota to Michigan.
The storm created hazardous travel conditions and caused more than 500 flight cancellations. A blast of much colder air was following the storm.
The National Weather Service said the snow, which first fell in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa on Friday, would head northeast into Canada late Saturday after moving through Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
– Giant whales found piled up dead on west coast beach — Second largest animals on planet — Official: “It’s never happened… Extremely unusual… Very rare and odd… We want to know why” — Gov’t scientists testing for Fukushima radiation — Backlog at lab due to so many recent deaths (PHOTOS)
Just as we predicted, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has brazenly betrayed the public’s trust by approving the world’s first genetically modified (GM) animal in direct defiance of science – a transgenic salmon branded “AquAdvantage” that has never been proven safe for human consumption or the natural environment.
The New York Times (NYT) reports that AquAdvantage, a product of AquaBounty Technologies, has received official FDA approval after years of fierce lobbying by its manufacturer in favor of open approval. Despite repeated warnings from detractors that AquAdvantage poses serious threats to aquatic ecosystems and humans, the FDA has determined that this GM fish is completely safe for everything and everyone on the planet. Continue reading »
Doesn’t look like there’s much global warming in Kansas.
Three blizzard aftermath pics from yesterday morning in Kansas.
— KAKE Frank Waugh (@FWaughKAKE) November 18, 2015
This year, we have published several stories about the dwindling monarch butterfly populations and some of the efforts that have been made to save the species. New reports last week have indicated that these efforts may be paying off, because Monarch populations are actually beginning to grow again. In Mexico, one of the main breeding areas for these butterflies, scientists believe that this year there will be at least three times as many of them this year than there was last year.
During a recent conference at the Piedra Herrada research reserve, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that Mexico and the US will be working together to create pesticide-free zones for the butterflies to flourish. Continue reading »
By James Delingpole
You might think this would be great news for all those scientists who have been warning us over the last few years about the impending horrors of “man-made global warming” but in fact they are not happy about it, not one bit.Here for example is Dr Jay Zwally, the lead author of this week’s surprising Nasa study that confirms that the Antarctic is gaining far more ice than it is losing.“I know some of the climate deniers will jump on this and say this means we don’t have to worry as much as some people have been making out. It should not take away from the concern about climate warming.” Continue reading »
Despite the tragic and ‘corrupt’ nature of the EU Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and their report Thursday stating the ‘unlikely’ carcinogenicity of the most widely used active substance in herbicides – glyphosate – there is a very important admission in the report: “It is likely, therefore, that the genotoxic effects observed in some glyphosate-based formulations are related to the other constituents or “co-formulants”.
This single EFSA admission may change the face of how pesticides are regulated worldwide, as up until now only studies on the ‘active’ substances, such as glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide formulation, have been taken into account by regulators.
EFSA proposes that the toxicity of each pesticide formulation and in particular its genotoxic potential should be further considered and addressed by Member State authorities while they re-assess uses of glyphosate-based formulations in their own territories.
A very important point is that glyphosate-based herbicides would not work well to kill weeds for farmers or gardeners without the addition of these extra additional chemicals known as adjuvants. Continue reading »
New studies flip climate-change notions upside down
The sun will go into “hibernation” mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society’s annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it – the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova’s model is said to have near-perfect accuracy.
So what is a “solar minimum”? Continue reading »
Have you noticed that seismic activity along the Ring of Fire appears to be dramatically increasing? According to Volcano Discovery, 39 volcanoes around the world have recently erupted, and 32 of them are associated with the Ring of Fire. This includes Mt. Popocatepetl which sits only about 50 miles away from Mexico City’s 18 million inhabitants. If you are not familiar with the Ring of Fire, it is an area roughly shaped like a horseshoe that runs along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 75 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire. Just within the last 24 hours, we have witnessed a 4.4, a 5.4 and a 5.7 earthquake in Alaska, a 6.8 earthquake in Chile and 20 earthquakes in Indonesia of at least magnitude 4.3. And as you will see below, this violent shaking along the Ring of Fire seems to continue a progression of major disasters that began back during the month of September.
For whatever reason, our planet suddenly seems to be waking up. Unfortunately, the west coast of the United States is one of the areas where this is being felt the most. The little city of San Ramon, California is about 45 miles east of San Francisco, and over the past several weeks it has experienced a record-breaking 583 earthquakes… Continue reading »
U.S. advocacy groups Center for Food Safety, Food and Water Watch, and Friends of the Earth U.S., along with the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of New York, called for a halt Tuesday to open field trials of genetically engineered (GE) diamondback moths at Cornell University.
The initial trials have been in enclosed screened cages, but are expected to move to open trials early next spring. Continue reading »
By the end of today, all 19 government requests for bans of GM crop cultivation are expected to go unchallenged by biotech companies, pathing the way for two thirds of the EU’s farmland and population to remain GM-free. The growing opposition to GM crops coincides with a new Greenpeace report reviewing evidence of GM environmental risks, market failures, and increased pesticide use.
According to information obtained from the Commission, biotech companies have so far accepted all requests for opt-out bans, except for Denmark, Luxembourg and Malta, for which the deadline expires today. Continue reading »
The lead plaintiffs’ organization, Demanda Colectiva Maíz (Acción Colectiva), announced Wednesday that opponents of genetically modified (GM) maize in Mexico prevailed in an important new federal appeals court ruling.
Source: ejfood.blogspot.bg By Devon Peña
The federal judge, Benjamin Soto Sánchez, head of the second Unitarian Court in Civil and Administrative Matters of the First Circuit, upheld the provisional suspension that prohibits pertinent federal agencies from processing and granting the privilege of sowing or releasing into the environment of transgenic maize in the country. The federal suspension has been in force since September 2013 despite 100 challenges by transnational agribusiness interests and the federal government. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“This article could explain why we are expected to believe the lies. Out of nearly four thousand temperature recording stations worldwide, over two thirds are placed in the temperate zone, and only 4% at the poles.
The resultant statistical bias would be laughed out of court, but we ignoramuses are expected to believe the data as real.”
Most independently thinking people know that global warming is a hoax, but very few times does the public have the opportunity to understand why.The reason why people do not understand what the buzz about global warming is stems from lack of clear and simple explanations and because most information of the topic is filtered and adulterated by the mainstream media. Continue reading »
– Nuclear Experts: Million cancers could result from Fukushima — Already hundreds of times more thyroid cancers… “Just the tip of the iceberg… worst is yet to come” — “Enormous spikes in cancer… devastating health effects” (VIDEO):
Fairewinds Energy Education, Nov 4, 2015 (emphasis added): Cancer on the Rise in Post-Fukushima Japan — In Fairewinds’ latest update of the ongoing nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima Daiichi, Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen presents two reports that confirm the direct link of numerous cancers in Japan to the triple meltdown. Based upon data from Japanese medical professionals and [TEPCO], Arnie concludes that heavy radioactive discharges will be the cause of enormous spikes in cancer in Japan… In this video, Arnie recounts his presentation from 2013 at the New York Academy of Medicine where he forecast continuous radiation releases from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and also the devastating health effects for the Japanese people, despite the chronically underestimated radiation exposure levels propagated by the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Japanese government. Continue reading »