Posted: 12/26/2008 - Forecast Discussion
Posted: 12/26/2008 - Forecast Discussion
Posted: 12/26/2008 - Long Term
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.
Posted: 12/20/2008 - A new University of Colorado at Boulder study shows the periodic "breathing" of Earth's upper atmosphere that has long puzzled scientists is due in part to cyclic solar wind disturbances, a finding that should help engineers track satellites more accurately and improve forecasts for electronic communication disruptions.
Updated: 12/19/2008 - For the past several mornings much of the Wiregrass and Florida panhandle have woken up to see absolutely nothing. Dense fog has blanketed the area, and maybe you're wondering whats causing the phenomenon...
Posted: 12/18/2008 - Though it doesn’t rank with the Bernie Madhoff’s Ponzi scheme, it is nonetheless criminal at a time when important decisions are about to be made that will affect our way of living and economic well-being. Not less than half a dozen peer reviewed papers have suggested the warming is exaggerated by up to 50%.
Posted: 12/18/2008 - The Pacific Decadal Oscillation switched from its warm mode (1977-1998) to its cool mode in 1999 and we’ve had global cooling since. We’re going to have three decades of global cooling, just like we've always had when this happens. CO2 has nothing to do with it.
Posted: 12/18/2008 - How many failed predictions, discredited assumptions and evidence of incorrect data are required before an idea loses credibility? CO2 is not causing warming or climate change. It is not a toxic substance or a pollutant.
Posted: 12/17/2008 - This has not been the fourth estate’s finest hour. It has exposed much of the mainstream media as naive, prone to hyberbole on environmental issues, ideologically blinkered and lacking logic and analysis skills.
Posted: 12/17/2008 - On October 21 in Tehran, the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) agreed to form a cartel. Russia, Iran, and Qatar announced that they intend to form a yet-unnamed group to “coordinate gas policy.” The United States should create a global coalition of energy consumers to oppose oil and gas cartels and to bring market principles to the natural gas industry. The United States should open its vast natural gas resources on-and-offshore to further exploration and production and encourage its neighbors in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean to do the same.
Posted: 12/17/2008 - Scientists from around the world are denouncing an Associated Press article hysterically claiming that global warming is “a ticking time bomb” about to explode, and that we’re “running out of time” to do anything about it. Scientists from all over the world have responded to share their view of this alarmist propaganda: How can this guy call himself a “science reporter?”
Posted: 12/17/2008 - The Associated Press warns that the new administration won’t have much time to save the planet from a global warming apocalypse. Never mind that the “ticking time bomb” is a dud.
Updated: 12/16/2008 - Solar flares are the most powerful explosions in the solar system. Packing a punch equal to a hundred million hydrogen bombs, they obliterate everything in their immediate vicinity. Not a single atom should remain intact.
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.