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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Posted: 02/26/2009 - ...SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EPISODE POSSIBLE ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE REGION...

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Follow the (Weather) Money

Posted: 02/25/2009 - Often when I or any other skeptic are quoted in a newspaper, do a TV interview that is carried on the station’s or network’s web site or get mentioned in an alarmist blog, the first knee jerk reactions of some commenters is to accuse us of being part of some far right wing conspiracy to preserve the status quo (many of us are independent or even left of center politically - it is not about politics but about science) and continue our polluting ways (CO2 is not a pollutant but a plant fertiilzer), or most commonly of being a shill for big oil, or dirty from coal, or bought and paid for by the fossil fuel industry. That is clearly not the case.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Posted: 02/25/2009 - THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA... SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...AND THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND PANHANDLE...AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS

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Thursday Wx

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Short Term

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Just How Much Sea Ice Is There?

Posted: 02/24/2009 - We decided to take a look at the total month end numbers for January 1980 and January 2009. In case you’ve noticed a little slight of hand we did indeed change the year to one year later. Let it show that we did this to prove that it you can use this data just about any way you want (because frankly any global changes are not very dramatic), and if we had satellites up back in the 1930’s we probably would have seen far less sea ice than what we’re looking at now. So how does today compare to 1980? January in the year 2009 showed 200,000 sq km more sea ice than 1980.

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Quiet Sun, Less Northern Lights

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Aurora borealis, a curtain-like, luminous glow in the upper atmosphere, is caused when energy particles from the sun collide with the Earth’s magnetic field. Zimmerman isn’t the only one wondering where the aurora borealis, commonly referred to as northern lights, are this winter. The Interior’s normal wintertime light show has been noticeably absent this winter. “We are at the solar minimum,” the UAF professor said. “When solar activity dies down like this, the aurora activity also diminishes in the north.”

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2009 Climate Change International Conference

Updated: 02/24/2009 - Do you wonder if this Global Warming thing has been spun out of control by the media and now politicians? Are you a skeptic about the human influence on something you believe is a natural process? Or for that matter, perhaps Earth’s climate might actually be cooling? Over 31,000 American scientists have signed a treaty saying, “Global warming poses no crisis to Earth”. At least in terms that this process is natural and something the planet has experienced before. Stuart Chase (1888-1985), an American economist and engineer trained at MIT, is famous for writing the following statement: “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t, no proof is possible.”

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Should Obama Fire NASA Climate Chief?

Updated: 02/24/2009 - Calls are mounting for President Barack Obama to fire James Hansen, the controversial figure in charge of climate studies at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Hansen has a record of allegedly doctoring temperature data to hype his argument that global warming is a crisis.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Posted: 02/24/2009 - THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA... SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND PANHANDLE...AND THE ADJACENT GULF COASTAL WATERS.

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Presidential Warning from the Past (Eisenhower)

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Dwight Eisenhower in his 1961 Farewell Address to the Nation “that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

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How Valid is the Global Warming Case?

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Climate alarmists are advocating political action which will “punish” billions of people. The harm suffered by the poorest will be severe. Is it asking too much that climate scientists check each other’s work before they make grand pronouncements of their theories to the rest of us? I believe that a scientist with a moral conscience, a bit of self-awareness and some knowledge of the dangers of hubris would realize his moral duty to be as sure as he could possibly be before demanding that billions of poor people suffer from his advocacy. We get studies filled with lazy, wild guesses which boggle the mind; “the dog ate my homework” excuses to reasonable requests for data; acceptance of pathetically bad studies without question; and failures of quality control for data that are jaw-dropping in their implications. The alarmist scientists keep saying that they have the science on their side. But they never replicate studies. They never check each other's work. They say they don't have time to bother with quality control. And when others start checking, the mistakes keep piling higher and higher.

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Should CO2 Be Regulated?

Posted: 02/23/2009 - For the record, although you will never read this in The New York Times, the planet is NOT warming. It is COOLING. It has been cooling for a decade now and it is no secret to meteorologists who track the day to day temperatures or climatologists who study long term trends. Carbon dioxide is not a “pollutant” as the Supreme Court has ruled. How can the Earth’s second most vital gas, other than oxygen, be a pollutant? Not one single piece of vegetation on Earth could exist without CO2. Without vegetation, no animal life including our own could exist on Earth.

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Coast Guard Aids Burning Ship

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A Canadian Coast Guard ship saved all 22 people from a Spanish trawler after the fishing vessel caught fire. It happened some 250 miles southeast of Newfoundland.

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Australia Widlfires Reignite

Updated: 02/24/2009 - Some of the fires that have been burning in southern Australia for weeks have flared up again.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Posted: 02/23/2009 - THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA... SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND PANHANDLE...AND THE ADJACENT GULF COASTAL WATERS.

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