Posted: 12/30/2008 - Short Term
Posted: 12/30/2008 - Short Term
Posted: 12/30/2008 - Long Term
Posted: 12/30/2008 - The vast majority of these reporters are just trying to do the job presented to them each day. It is difficult to be an expert on everything. My point here is that to examine an issue as complex as global warming takes much more time than most reporters are given to do a story. An added complication to this is the lack of science education given to reporters in college.
Posted: 12/30/2008 - Anthropogenic - human caused - Global Warming (AGW) is a scam, with no basis in science. I am particularly annoyed by the claims that the “the debate is over,” because this was exactly the claim originally made against the Copernican theory of the Solar System.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - It is the first time in years that ice has formed on the lake this early in the winter season. The western tip of Lake Superior has frozen over in December for the first time in recent memory, and that could mean a long season of ice angling that hasn’t been seen in years.
Posted: 12/30/2008 - 23 periods of climatic warming and cooling have occurred in the past 500 years. Each period of warming or cooling lasted about 25-30 years (average 27 years). Two cycles of global warming and two of global cooling have occurred during the past century, and the global cooling that has occurred since 1998 is exactly in phase with the long term pattern. Global cooling occurred from 1880 to ~1915; global warming occurred from ~1915 to ~1945; global cooling occurred from ~1945-1977;, global warming occurred from 1977 to 1998; and global cooling has occurred since 1998. All of these global climate changes show exceptionally good correlation with solar variation since the Little Ice Age 400 years ago.
Posted: 12/29/2008 - Short Term
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Long Term
Updated: 12/28/2008 - Residents still dealing with wicked weather conditions.
Posted: 12/26/2008 - Friday Discussion
Posted: 12/26/2008 - Short Term
Posted: 12/26/2008 - Forecast Discussion
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Posted: 12/26/2008 - Storm survey teams from the National Weather Service confirmed storm damages in Limestone and Walker counties were caused by two small tornadoes.
Posted: 12/24/2008 - Long Term
Posted: 12/24/2008 - Short Term
Posted: 12/24/2008 - In Ojmjakon (Siberia), there hasn’t been (supposedly) a minus 60 deg C day in December for 15 years and only one in the past 25 years. There has been only one December temperature at Ojmjakon below 62.5 in the GHCND archive (since 1943) - a reading of -62.8 in 1984. But according to the forecasts here, a low of minus 60 is forecast tonight and minus 63 tomorrow. (ICECAP NOTE: It reached -60C, -76F on the 20th and 22nd).
Posted: 12/23/2008 - The most expensive secret you’re not supposed to know is that George W. Bush leaves office with the planet cooler than when he entered. This dangerous trend threatens the multi-billion dollar “global warming” industry, adding new urgency to the ritual shriek of “we must act now!” in the scramble to impose a costly regime of mandates and energy taxes.
Posted: 12/23/2008 - During concerns about late 20th century “global warming” few asked the questions, “What should Earth’s global temperature be?” and “How do you measure global temperature with sufficient accuracy to know what it is?” Had these two questions been seriously considered, it is unlikely that efforts to postulate a human cause for such shifts would have succeeded.
Posted: 12/22/2008 - Myers, an American Meteorological Society certified meteorologist, explained on CNN’s Dec. 18 “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that the whole idea is arrogant and mankind was in danger of dying from other natural events more so than global warming.
Posted: 12/22/2008 - “If the issues weren’t so serious and the ramifications so profound, I would have to laugh at it,” said David Deming, a geology professor at the University of Oklahoma. “The mean global temperature, at least measured by satellite, is the same as it was in the year 1980. In the last couple of years, sea level has stopped rising, hurricane and cyclone activity in the Northern Hemisphere is at a 24-year low and sea ice globally is also the same as it was in 1980.” Speaking of rising sea levels, is Al Gore smarter than a fourth-grader? James O’Brien, emeritus professor at Florida State University who studies climate variability and the oceans, thinks not.
Posted: 12/22/2008 - Winter officially arrives with Sunday’s solstice. But for many Americans, autumn 2008’s final days already feel like deepest, coldest January. Actually, the odds are rising that snow, ice and cold will grow increasingly common. As serious scientists repeatedly explain, global cooling is here. Solar quietude also may underlie global cooling. This year’s sunspots and solar radiation approach the minimum in the sun’s cycle, corresponding with lower Earth temperatures. Dr. Martin Hertzberg, a physical chemist and retired Navy meteorologist (writes) “As a scientist and lifelong liberal Democrat, I find the constant regurgitation of the anecdotal, fear-mongering clap-trap about human-caused global warming to be a disservice to science,” in Sept. 26’s USA Today.
Posted: 12/22/2008 - The first day of winter brought wind-chill warnings, snow and a bevy of storms to cities across Canada on Sunday, potentially laying the groundwork for the first cross-country white Christmas in nearly four decades.
Posted: 12/22/2008 - NASA’s five THEMIS spacecraft have discovered a breach in Earth’s magnetic field ten times larger than anything previously thought to exist.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Snow continues to plague parts of the Northeast, creating slowdowns for travelers.