They claim that NOAA solved the 15-year pause in global warming by “adjusting” the temperature record from 1998 to 2012, thus suddenly showing more than twice as much warming as other data sets indicate.
Approximately 300 scientists, engineers, economists, and other climate experts sent a letter to U.S. House Science Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) in support of his investigation of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Continue reading »
“This is according to a Pakistan news agency,” says reader Argiris Diamantis. “No specific numbers are given and this is not (yet) confirmed by other media. It could very well be true, but we have to be careful.”
Snowfall in China, which has continued for several days, has broken all records of previous years and has increased problems for millions of people returning to their homes for Chinese new year ceremonies, says abbtak.tv.
Aerial operation and trainschedule have been affected badly due to bad weather and snowfall, while six thousand policemen have been deployed to control the people.
The situation is particularly worrying in the north, where the thermometer reached the -17 ° C mark. In Mexico City it snowed in January, a phenomenon not seen in the capital since 1967.
31 Jan 2016 – While the storm Jonah was unleashed on the United States, in Mexico temperatures dropped to record lows.
The snow and cold forced the government to declare a state of emergency is declared in 24 of the 32 states in the country. Continue reading »
Vietnam – First Ever Recorded Snow 300 km (180 miles) south of Hanoi.
Biting cold has brought snow to many places, including some that have never had it before.
The vice president of the Red Crescent society said that of the 9,515 injured in the country during the last week, 7,450 of the injuries were related to snow.
This included 283 road accidents due to snow and blizzard.
Applies to 446 municipalities
Snow has been reported across forested upland areas in northern Laos as extreme cold persists across much of Indochinese Peninsula,
Baguio plunges to new 10.8°C low
In the Bitlis area, single-story houses are completely buried under the snow, and life has come to a standstill.
Fishing boats trapped in sea ice in a port at Xikou Village in Yantai City, East China’s Shandong province.
An 80-year-old man in a mountainous area in Nghe An failed to survive the worst cold in history earlier this week, officials said Tuesday. Continue reading »
Punjab authorities have closed down schools from Jan 26 to 31 because of biting cold, a private TV channel reported.
Life is almost paralysed by the biting cold in nine upazilas of the district. The poor are burning hay and fallen leaves to keep them warm.
Nine deaths believed to stem from hypothermia reported in Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Tak, Rayong and Udon Thani provinces.
Along with severe cold
In addition, the accompanying low temperatures have caused disasters for farmers across the nation.
Buffaloes have recently died due to the extremely cold weather.
Guangzhou residents were excited Sunday to observe snow falling in their subtropical city for the first time in 88 years.
Schools light bonfires, army readies help
People and livestock in upland areas of northeastern Laos are struggling with the freezing cold.
Okinawa’s main island in southwestern Japan gets its first measurable snowfall in history.
In the south, sleet fell on Amami Oshima Island for the first time since 1901. Residents there usually enjoy temperatures of around 17 degrees Celsius this time of year.
“To people here, it means fighting the deadly cold.”
Farmers in Sa Pa District, where the temperature dropped to minus 4.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday afternoon, said snow is falling at “a sensitive” time.
Many hope to sell vegetables grown on hundreds of hectares and chickens and buffaloes for Tet, the country’s most important festival, which comes in two weeks’ time.
But according to official statistics, snow has caused losses of more than VND2.3 billion ($103,500) to the district’s farmers after affecting more than 170 hectares of vegetable fields and killing five calves.
Dinh Viet Phuong, a vegetable farmer, estimated his loss at at least VND50 million (US2,250) since his vegetable garden is buried under snow and has little chance of survival.
“We’ve lost Tet.”
The cold snap in northern Vietnam is considered the worst in decades, bringing snow even to Ba Vi mountain near Hanoi, which is a mere 1,281 meters (4,200 feet) tall.
The capital city of Vietnam has experienced the most frigid weather after almost 40 years, way lower than expected, local meteorologists said. Continue reading »
–Potentially Record-Breaking Blizzard Hits East Coast, Worst Yet To Come (Huffington Post)
Potential life-threatening conditions – 24 to 30 inches of snow in western suburbs – That’s waist deep for some people!
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and New York.
Snow exceeds 1 meter high (more than 3 ft) in some places.
South Korea’s power demand soared to an all-time high on Tuesday as the country was hit by a severe cold wave, the government said Tuesday.
Some 232 cm (7½ ft) of snowfall in the Sukayu hot spring resort in Aomori.
Four feet (120 cm) of snow is expected in areas of Hokkaido by Wednesday morning, according to local media.
More than 2 feet of snow in some areas. Traffic in mountainous and semi-mountainous areas conducted only with snow chains.
And it’s only the 19th!
The heavy snowfall forced the international airport to cancel over a dozen flights this week.
Helicopters a new weapon against ice
Yesterday some readers were offended when we dubbed the upcoming winter storm set to slam the Northeastern United States and impact up to 50 million people, in roughly 48 hours as “potentially historic” – a phrase created not by us, but by the WaPo’s meteorologists.
Still, what’s the big deal, the purists will say, pointing out that snow in January is not exactly a shocking event. We fully agree, however we would like to remind readers that “snow in the winter”, especially when coupled with, gasp, cold weather, is precisely what the US Bureau of Economic Analysis used as justification ot arbitrarily push Q1 GDP in both 2014 and 2015 higher by nearly 1% as a result of “incremental” seasonal adjustments after the fact, the explanation being that the cold weather and the snow resulting from a handful of blizards ended up crushing the US economy. Continue reading »
Global warming believers always say that climate skeptics are guilty of wishful thinking, and that they’re letting politics and emotions get in the way of indisputable scientific truths. Time and again they say that climate skeptics are cherry picking the data, and are falling for their own confirmation biases. They may be right. Many of the people who believe in man-made global warming are scientists, and scientists are really good at spotting those sorts of things. But they’re also human, so they’re just as likely to be guilty of cherry picking and confirmation bias as anyone else.
Never was this more true, than when NOAA announced earlier this year that the global warming “pause” didn’t happen. For the past 19 years give or take, the official data has shown very little global warming, which as you might expect has perturbed climate scientists ever since. Continue reading »
Jan 13, 2016
Among the top science news stories of 2015, dramatic affirmations of the electromagnetic connection between the Earth and the Sun have been demonstrated. With each new discovery, the Sun’s profound influence on Earth’s climate and weather becomes more self-evident. However, it seems that the electrical nature of the Earth/Sun connection, and its role in so-called climate change, remains nowhere to be found in the popular climate change debate. Today, we check in on one of the leading skeptics of the theory of man-made climate change, solar physicist and meteorologist Piers Corbyn.
Piers Corbyn: The Reality of Long Range Weather and Climate Forecasting | EU2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R26P…
Mocked Meteorologist Gets Last Laugh – Piers Corbyn Wins Again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRvhL…
H/t reader squodgy:
“Nice to see a Politician not lying through his teeth.”
Maurice Newman, chairman of Tony Abbott’s business advisory council, says UN is using debunked climate change science to impose authoritarian rule
The Australian prime minister’schief business adviser has accused the United Nations of using debunked climate change science to lead a new world order – provocative claims made to coincide with a visit from the top UN climate negotiator. Continue reading »
25 May 10 – The revamped cap-and-trade (control-and-tax) bill that Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) are trying to foist on the American public is predicated on a flat-out lie.
The control-and-tax proponents would have you believe that our planet has been enduring unprecedented global warming (now coyly referred to as “climate change”), but the facts do not bear that out. Facts. Oh, those damnable facts.
Look at this chart.
Created by Cuffy and Clow in 1997, and based on Greenland ice core records, this chart shows global temperatures for the past 15,000 years.
You’ll see that today’s benign climate is not even close to being the warmest on record.
Not even close. Continue reading »
The Seahawks/Viking game on Sunday started at -6 F (-21 C) at the stadium with a -25 (-31 C) wind chill.
Polar vortex on the way. Icy nucleus for Europe.
* * *
Heavy snow across the country caused more than a third of the 81 provinces to close down schools on Thursday, said Turkish officials.
Not just for a day, but for the entire month
Crater Lake National Park recorded close to 197 inches (500 cm) of snow in December, besting the previous record of 196 inches set 67 years ago in December 1948.
It’s expected to take the city two more days to clear all 264 miles (425 km) of sidewalks and walkways in Greater Sudbury, after a record 13-inch (33-cm) snowfall Tuesday.
“We have heavy snow in İstanbul and other cities of Turkey,” says reader Caner Demir.
Hundreds of flights in and out of Turkey were canceled at Istanbul’s two airports after the city was blanketed by heavy snow
The snow forced closure of schools, brought chaos to roads and disrupted ferries across the Bosphorus Strait bisecting Europe’s largest city. Continue reading »
More spectacularly, snow drifts ranged from 1-4 feet deep in Lubbock to 7-10 feet in areas along the Texas/New Mexico border.
Not just in Lubbock, snowfall totals ranged from 4 inches in Crosbyton to a whopping 20 inches in Friona.
The 11 inch mark for Lubbock, which fell from late Saturday through early Monday morning, is now the 3rd greatest amount in a 1-2 day period over the last 50 years. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Here’s yet another little gem which only serves to bolster up the global warming/climate change lobby.
In Northern Europe we have been literally swamped by the re-directed jetstream which flows right over UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, depositing warm clouds and rain.
The Geo-Engineered block just west of Morocco is clear for all to see. (the deep blue)
Parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico could expect 8-20 inches (20-50 cm) of snow, said weather service meteorologist Mark Wiley.
Snow and ice brought whiteout conditions in New Mexico, where the “dire situation” prompted Gov. Susana Martinez to declare a state of emergency. Continue reading »
Russia – In Kamchatka, the airport “Yelizovo” was closed due to coming to the region of a snow cyclone.
The ministry reported that a powerful cyclone from Japan hit the southern regions of Kamchatka and brought heavy snow and wind. Continue reading »
Today through Sunday night. Whiteout conditions and snowdrifts 3 to 5 feet deep. Power outages likely.
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM 226 DEC 2015
Unprecedented – There is no history of snowfall recorded in El Calafate during this time of year.
It started snowing on Christmas eve in El Calafate and continued throughout the night and Saturday morning.
In one day they accumulated 38 mm of precipitation, three times the average for the entire month of December, which is a little more than 12 millimeters
In the central and southern regions of Eastern Siberia and Yakutia the average daily temperature is running 7-12 degrees below normal.