Record snowfall. The most snow EVER in the second half of April.
Severe winter weather led to chaos on Austrian roads, power failures, and panic among wine growers on Wednesday evening and Thursday. In the east of Austria came record snow. In the mountains there was as much snow as never before in the second half of April. Continue reading »
“I want to share with you what happened last night in Italy,” says reader.
“Wine producers had to light fires near the grapes to save them from the temperature gone below 0°C.”
Thanks to Alberto Cattarin for this info and photo
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H/t reader kevin a.
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Svensmark’s research into increasing cosmic rays and low cloud layer formation dovetails perfectly with the increase of the Grand Solar Minimum as our Sun enters a weakened activity state in its 400 year cycle. So if this is coming to fruition we should see record floods, snows and unusual out of season precipitation events intensifying globally. These are the six examples form last week.
600 chickens massacred by Sagaing, Myanmar hailstorm https://coconuts.co/yangon/news/chick…
Seattle – Rainiest February, March in 120 years https://www.iceagenow.info/seattle-ra…
February + March rainfall breaks a record of 120 years http://q13fox.com/2017/03/29/february…
Longest winter on record in Caribou, Maine https://www.iceagenow.info/longest-wi…
U.S. EIA: “Record Precipitation, Snowpack in California https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/03/2…
H/t reader squodgy:
“And most millennial will believe that this shit is good.”
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The Heartland Institute sent a round of 25,000 books to science teachers across the US. Knowing Heartland, the book Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming is loaded with dangerous material — peer reviewed references, graphs with both axes, stuff like that. Because it will have been checked, cross checked and subjected to twenty years of non-stop criticism it will be packed with facts. And that’s why the Climate Religion is so terribly, awfully scared of it. Continue reading »
Both GFS and ECMWF models are suggesting Europe will be hit by two unusually significant cold outbreaks for this time of year starting next week. If this happens, below freezing temperatures would result in a lot of damage to agriculture and push the storm season ahead toward May.
Over the next 10 days, two significant cold blasts are expected to push into east-central Europe. The blast is expected to be accompanied by much-needed rainfall along the main frontal zones, but some severe weather will be likely too, according to Severe Weather Europe. Continue reading »
You really can’t make this stuff up!
How irrelevant and desperate has the #ExxonKnew campaign become? Well, they’re now claiming that global warming caused the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, and that Exxon should have known it would happen. The claims were made in yet another article written by graduate students at the Columbia Journalism School, which was published today in the Los Angeles Times.
The article – fit more for The Onion than the LA Times – claims that ExxonMobil had evidence that the Columbia Glacier was calving due to climate change, but allowed one of its tankers to put itself in the way of the icebergs anyway.
Anyone who has ever followed the story knows that the only ice responsible for the Exxon Valdez spill would be the ice cooling the captain’s many cocktails that night. But for anti-Exxon campaigners, no alternate theories (or should we say alternative facts?) are too outrageous to publish.
H/t reader kevin a.
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Three senior House Democrats asked U.S. teachers Monday to destroy a book written by climate scientists challenging the environmentalist view of global warming.
The Democrats were responding to a campaign by the conservative Heartland Institute copies of the 2015 book, “Why Climate Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to about 200,000 science teachers. Democratic Reps. Bobby Scott of the Committee on Education, Raúl M. Grijalva of the Committee on Natural Resources, and Eddie Bernice Johnson of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology all issued a statement telling teachers to trash the book.
“Public school classrooms are no place for anti-science propaganda, and I encourage every teacher to toss these materials in the recycling bin,” Scott said. “If the Heartland Institute and other climate deniers want to push a false agenda on global warming, our nation’s schools are an inappropriate place to drive that agenda.”
The book’s three authors all hold doctorates and taught climate or related science at the university level. The book was written by former Arizona State University climatologist Dr. Craig D. Idso, James Cook University marine geology and paleontology professor Robert M. Carter, and University of Virginia environmental scientist Dr. Fred Singer.
Grijalv accused the scientists of “lying to children about the world we live in to further corporate polluter profits” and said that doing so was “cruel.” Johnson stated that the scientists had sent “scientifically inaccurate materials on climate change to public school teachers across the country” at the behest of ominous right wing donors and the Charles and David Koch brothers.
The best way to get adults to act like environmentalists is by brainwashing their children, according to research published by Oregon State University. Talking to kids about global warming caused their parents to use less energy and act more like environmentalists. The research was run on was run on 30 Girl Scout troops in northern California and had a “lasting impact on family energy consumption” for at least eight months after the end of the program.
Based on the study’s success, the researchers are now disseminating the curriculum to Girl Scout leaders around the country and attempting to adapt it to other groups of kids, including schools and youth-focused organizations such as 4-H with the help of other universities, such as Stanford. The research was financially supported by government grants.
H/t reader kevin a.
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International shipping lanes in the North Atlantic have almost been ground to a halt by an armada of over 400 icebergs, an increase of 363 in just seven days, once again sounding the alarm about the effects of climate change.
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Predictions that a warmer climate will lead to more rain for some but longer droughts for others might be wrong, according to a study of 12 centuries worth of data.
The study, published today in science journal Nature, found there was no difference between 20th-century rainfall patterns and those in the pre-industrial era. The findings are at odds with earlier studies suggesting climate change causes dry areas to become drier and wet areas to become wetter. Continue reading »
by Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Josef Kowatsch
(Translated and rewritten by P Gosselin)
At the Hamburg Binnenalster near the Lombard Bridge, one finds a particular patch of forsythia, which blossoms every year when spring arrives at the north German port city. And just days ago on March 24, 2017, the famous patch blossomed again as it does every year.
So what’s the big deal about a spring flower patch blossoming in the spring? Continue reading »
As all indicators for our Sun and the next solar cycle signaling a grand solar minimum and cooling temperatures as Earth enters a Mini Ice Age, the IPCC will need to explain our cooling world. Here is the excuse they will use a high altitude tethered balloon ice crystal delivery system that is supposed to replicate a volcanic eruption and block out sunlight. The groups from Harvard and funding agencies involved in the project will then take credit for cooling the planet and saving us from global warming. The stage is set, but the “experiment” is $29 Billion, so full implementation will run in the trillions. They will need your money.