With record cold and sea effect snows continuing across eastern Europe and the Southern Mediterranean, beaches are blanketed with half a foot of snow, 6+ feet in mountain areas, Venice canals frozen, Turkey all time recorded snow depths and media tells us to remember that last summer was really hot.
Europe engulfed in blizzards and record breaking snows down to the beaches of southern Italy and Greece. Coldest Orthodox Christian Christmas Eve in 120 years, Bosporus Straight closed due to sea ice and high winds, Istanbul slammed with 2+ feet of snow. Eastern Europe’s roads impassable and the Danube River freezes over. Continue reading »
Summer snow in New Zealand, oh thats to expected in the warmest year ever, coldest winter in 20 years inn Perth too. Longest cold spell since 1986 in BC, snowpocalypse in SE USA, interstates shut, and record cold for Miami, Florida.
TWO colossal swathes of churning, freezing air will close in on Britain over the next 36 hours triggering snow across the whole of the UK and the worst nationwide freeze for six years.
The entire country is on alert for crippling blizzards, Arctic temperatures and snow to grind transport systems to a standstill and knock out power supplies.The Army is on standby to deal with weather-related emergencies over the next few days as Britain braces for the most severe whiteout since 2010.Up to eight inches of snow is forecast in parts of the north while up to two inches could fall anywhere across the country. Continue reading »
“The amount of deception going on to keep this information from you, it’s meant to depopulate this planet.”
“That’s the ONLY conclusion I can come to right now.”
Jan 6, 2017
New news headline out as NASA admits Mini Ice Age coming faster than anticipated. All continents are now showing signs of cooling. With summer snow in New Zealand, record snow in Athens, Central Asia record cold, North America record snows, Sahara desert snows, Middle East blizzard, and Australia 5X rains and desert floods. Get ready as there is no where to run.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Officials suspended shipping along Europe’s second-longest waterway on Tuesday as a polar spell gripped a large swathe of the continent, causing hardship especially among migrants, the homeless and the elderly. The deep freeze has caused at least 61 deaths since it began last week, a third of those in Poland.
Romanian police halted shipping at midday for an undetermined period along a 900-kilometer (565-mile) stretch of the Danube River, which crosses Romania. Croatian and Serbian authorities also stopped river traffic on the Danube. Continue reading »
Portland, OR — Becoming the seventh city to sue Monsanto over contaminated waterways, Portland passed a resolution last week authorizing city attorney Tracy Reeve to take the biotech company to federal court over its decades-long dispersal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The city has spent more than $1 billion cleaning up PCB pollution in the Willamette River, and now it wants the agrochemical giant it deems responsible for the contamination to pay for the damages.
For decades, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a highly toxic group of chemicals, were used to insulate electronics, as well as in paint, transformers, caulk, and other items. Between the 1930s and 1970s, Monsanto, which was the sole manufacturer of the chemical compound, produced more than 1 billion pounds of PCBs. Now they are dispersed throughout the environment, littering air supplies, rivers, waterways, and landfills.
Carbon dioxide emissions are making the Earth greener and more fertile, a United Nations (UN) climate scientist has said.
In a paper for the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Dr Indur Goklany, who has previously represented the United States on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says that the rising level of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere “is currently net beneficial for both humanity and the biosphere generally”.
The benefits are real, whereas the costs of warming are uncertain,” he adds. Continue reading »
Greenland’s ice sheet kicked off 2017 gaining about eight gigatons of snow and ice, which is well above what’s usually added to the ice sheet Jan. 1 for the last 24 years, according to Danish meteorologists.
Greenland’s “surface mass budget” for winter 2016-2017 is already more than two standard deviations higher than the northern ice sheet’s mean snow and ice accumulation over the last 24 years. DMI data shows the ice sheet added 8 gigatons of ice and snow Jan. 1, well above the standard deviation for that day.
In Alaska’s interior, where it can reach -50 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, the EPA wants people to stop burning wood. But it’s just about their only feasible way to stay warm.
In Jack London’s famous short story, “To Build A Fire,” a man freezes to death because he underestimates the cold in America’s far north and cannot build a proper fire. The unnamed man—a chechaquo, what Alaska natives call newcomers—is accompanied by a wolf-dog that knows the danger of the cold and is wholly indifferent to the fate of the man. “This man did not know cold. Possibly, all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold 107 degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited the knowledge.” Continue reading »
“After examining climate data extending back nearly 100 years, a team of Government scientists has concluded that there has been no significant change in average temperatures or rainfall in the United States over that entire period.”
“While the nation’s weather in individual years or even for periods of years has been hotter or cooler and drier or wetter than in other periods, the new study shows that over the last century there has been no trend in one direction or another.”
“The study, made by scientists for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters. It is based on temperature and precipitation readings taken at weather stations around the country from 1895 to 1987.” Continue reading »
Politicians in Stockholm said the policy of “gender-equal” snow removal has failed after the weather brought Sweden’s capital to a standstill last week, with hospitals reporting a fourfold increase in broken bones.
The city switched to a “feminist” system of clearing snow last winter but last week’s burst of snow, which threw the city into chaos, has cast doubt on its effectiveness.
Hundreds of thousands of people were affected, with the majority of bus routes put out of service and commuters having to wait in queues for several hours.
Previously, fresh snowfalls were cleared first from main roads and by areas like construction sites before being removed from pavements and cycle lanes. As men are more likely to drive and women more likely to travel on foot, more women slipped on the ice which led to complaints that the system was sexist. Continue reading »
South Carolina honey bees have begun to die in massive numbers. Death of the areas bees has come suddenly to Dorchester County, S.C. Stressed insects tried to flee their nests, only to surrender in little clumps at the hive entrances. Dead worker bees littering the farms suggested that ‘colony collapse disorder’ was not the culprit.
In colony collapse disorder, workers vanish as though raptured, leaving a living queen and young bees behind. Instead, the dead heaps in S.C signal a more devastating killer. The pattern matches acute pesticide poisoning. By one estimate, at a single Bee Farm in Summerville, 46 hives died on the spot, totaling around 2.5 million bees.
Walking through the farm, one Summerville woman stated it was “like visiting a cemetery, pure sadness.”Continue reading »
There’s no evidence of global warming in western Siberia, says the Siberian Times.
The Khanti-Mansi region set a new record with a bone-crushing minus 62C (-79.6F) at the Bolshoe Olkhovskoe oilfield. The village of Kazym in the same district of Beloyarsky hit minus 58C (-72.4F). Continue reading »
Cold and dry air streamed into parts of Southern California over the weekend, dropping temperatures to record lows. Cold air and weakest sunshine of the year will not allow maximum temperatures to warm much at all for at least the next couple of days. SoCalGas is urging customers to immediately reduce their natural gas use during this critical period to help lower the risk of possible natural gas and electricity shortages.
According to NWS Los Angeles, record low temperature of -8.8 °C (16 °F) was set at Lancaster Airport on Sunday morning, December 18, breaking the previous record of -8.3 °C (17 °F) set in 1995.
At Santa Maria Airport, a record low temperature of -2.7 °C (27 °F) was set on the same day, breaking the previous record of -2.2 °C (28 °F) degrees set in 1928. Continue reading »
Natural disaster experts warn that the coming storm could result in enormous losses of life and property.
According to local Arab News reports, the current snowstorm in the Middle East is just the beginning of a series of unprecedented polar storms.
Both European and Russian meteorologists agree that the coming snowstorm will be one of the worst blizzards in Middle Eastern history. Several sources confirm that a second wave of snowstorms will hit Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine by the end of the week. Continue reading »