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Train of Storms across the United States

Posted: 12/16/2008 - The arctic air mass surging out of western Canada and the northern Plains continues to expand across the country, sparking a series of storms from Southern California to New England, each bringing a concoction of snow, ice and rain.

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Cool Reception for Global Warming

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Do Scientists Support Global Warming? First, most scientists do not agree with the CO2 global warming premise! Many scientists, including the author, see global warming from CO2 as a cruel global swindle, so that a few, at the expense of the many, can reap huge profits from carbon taxes.

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Discovery Of Warm Plasma Cloak Surrounding Earth, New Region Of Magnetosphere

Updated: 12/15/2008 - A detailed analysis of the measurements of five different satellites has revealed the existence of the warm plasma cloak, a new region of the magnetosphere, which is the invisible shield of magnetic fields and electrically charged particles that surround and protect Earth from the onslaught of the solar wind.

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Life-Threatening Blizzard Underway

Updated: 12/14/2008 - Dangerous blizzard conditions will continue across parts of Montana and the Dakotas tonight before shifting eastward into northern and central Minnesota by Sunday. Life-threatening subzero cold will follow behind across Montana and the northern Plains.

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Storms Spawn at Least 4 Tornadoes in Alabama

Posted: 12/11/2008 - Storm survey teams from the National Weather Service confirmed storm damages in Walker, St. Clair and Jackson counties were caused by four small tornadoes.

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ESA Tests Laser To Measure Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Updated: 12/09/2008 - A recent ESA campaign has demonstrated how a technique using lasers could be employed to measure carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The campaign supports one of the main objectives of the candidate Earth Explorer A-SCOPE mission.

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TV Meteorologists NOT Forecasting Global Warming

Posted: 12/05/2008 - They will tell you when the skies might rain or snow and when to make weekend plans if steady sunshine spans the five-day forecast. They also will tell you that human-caused global warming is hogwash. They’re your local TV meteorologists.

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Cold Winters Are Back in Great Britain

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Arctic winds, snow and frosts have come in such a blast this winter that the bookmakers report record numbers of bets on a white Christmas so early in December. This cold snap is reminiscent of the savage freezes of long ago.

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Al Gore Caught in a 10-Year Time Warp

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Ten years ago Al Gore said that we may only have ten years to act, yet ten years later global temperatures are cooling.

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Solar Cycles Directly Affect Earth's Climate

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The sun’s magnetic field may have a significant impact on weather and climatic parameters in Australia and other countries in the northern and southern hemispheres. According to a study in Geographical Research, the droughts are related to the solar magnetic phases and not the greenhouse effect. If solar cycles continue to show relational values to climate patterns, there is the potential for more accurate forecasting through to 2010 and possibly beyond.”

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Coal Use Growing But Globe Is Cooling

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Last year, during an interview with Vaclav Smil, I asked the distinguished professor of geography at the University of Manitoba why there was such a paucity of informed discussion about energy issues. He replied “There has never been such a depth of scientific illiteracy and basic innumeracy as we see today.” If the U.S. and the rest of the world really want to replace coal with some other form of energy, then it is essential to understand the size of the challenge. Between 2000 and 2007, global coal use increased by 4.8 percent.

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Any Long-Term Trends in The Start Of Freeze-Up And Melt Of Arctic Sea Ice?

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The finding in this data is that there is no clear evidence of a delay in the start of the later summer/early fall freeze up or the start of the late winter/early spring melt despite the well below average areal sea ice coverage. Also, the reason that the added atmospheric concentrations of well-mixed greenhouse gases are not changing the dates as expected needs to be provided.

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Rethinking Global Warming

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Are they really suggesting that the warming of the land areas of the Earth may not have been caused directly by the increased concentration of greenhouse gases? The answer is ... yes!

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Atlantic Hurricanes and CO2

Posted: 12/05/2008 - I and a number of my colleagues believe that this large increase in Atlantic major hurricanes is primarily due to the multi-decadal increase in the Atlantic Ocean Thermohaline Circulation (THC) that is driven by Atlantic salinity variations. These Atlantic multi-decadal changes have also been termed the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO). These increases are not a result of global surface temperatures or CO2 increases.

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Station Scientists: Beyond the Daily Forecast

Updated: 12/04/2008 - The job of a broadcast meteorologist is a busy one. Just ask Mike Buresh, chief meteorologist for CBS47 and FOX30 TV in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Hunting Gustav: A Broadcast Meteorologist's Diary

Updated: 12/04/2008 - Our entire world extends only 10 feet in any direction and ends in an impenetrable gray wall of torrential tropical rain. It is Monday, September 1, 2008, at 3:15 p.m. CDT. We are driving near Jennings, Louisiana, through a thunderstorm feeder band close to the decaying eyewall of Hurricane Gustav, heading back to KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana. We have with us video footage of exploding electric lines, trees bending in hurricane force winds, and roads that look more like rivers.

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December Cold

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Although most of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will be precipitation free Friday, lake effect will pile up the snow totals in northwest Pennsylvania, southwest New York and northern New York east of Lake Ontario.

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