Sep 24 08:21

Volkswagen Scandal 2015: VW Not The First Automaker To Adopt 'Defeat Devices' And Override Emissions Controls

The scandal unfolding at Volkswagen Group around its pollution control systems may be the largest case of its kind in the U.S., but it’s far from the first. Environmental regulators in recent decades have launched more than a dozen cases against automakers, accusing them of tweaking or outfitting diesel engines to outsmart pollution tests meant to improve air quality. The result is thousands of recalled or upgraded vehicles -- and millions of tons of toxic air particles spewing into the air.

Sep 24 08:18

Record Sea Ice Growth After The Shortest Melt Season On Record

The Arctic melt season normally last six months, from the first day of spring to the last day of summer. This year the melt season lasted just over five months and ice has been growing at a record rate since September 1.

Sep 23 14:45

Bianca Jagger - Pope Francis' US Visit: A Critical Juncture for Climate Action

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The "science" of human-caused global warming has fallen flat, so now it's "God's will" we pay carbon taxes!

Sep 23 14:23

Pope’s Flights to Cuba, U.S. Emit More CO2 Than 557,000 Lbs of Coal

While demanding “urgent action” against “man-made climate change,” Pope Francis is flying around on a Boeing 777-200 which spews nearly 100 pounds of carbon dioxide per mile.

Sep 23 10:54

George Carlin on Global Warming

Sep 23 08:51

Has Volkswagen Smashed Its Brand Promise Beyond Repair?

To car buyers looking for the sweet spot between performance and clean energy, Volkswagen's diesel line almost seemed too good to be true.

And sadly, it was.

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Sep 23 08:19

Greenland Temperatures Plummeting

Barack Obama’s climate fraud depends on fear of Greenland melting and drowning Florida, so you won’t hear any government agencies discussing the fact that Greenland temperatures are plummeting and are the coldest since Mt. Pinatubo erupted in 1992.

Sep 22 14:58

UN seeks carbon offset market boost with new "Climate Neutral Now" initiative

The UN is today calling on businesses and individuals to reduce and offset their carbon footprints through a new international initiative dubbed Climate Neutral Now.

The programme, which is being launched as part of New York Climate Week, calls on individuals, governments and businesses to measure their carbon emissions, reduce their carbon footprint, and then offset their outstanding emissions by purchasing UN-certified carbon credits.

Sep 22 13:56

Is NOAA Altering Weather Data Ahead of the Big UN Climate Change Meeting?

It has been suggested, with evidence, that NOAA has been a little less than forthcoming with temperature data this year ahead of all these big UN meetings addressing Agenda 21 and climate change. I'm sorry, did I say "a little less than forthcoming"? If this is true, I meant to say a bunch of big fat liars.

It has been announced that more than 190 countries are set to meet in Paris in December to see about a "new global agreement on climate change aimed at reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and thus avoiding the threat of dangerous climate change" since the current "commitments" on emissions run out in five years.

Sep 21 06:35

Record Sea Ice Growth Continues

The Arctic is blowing away all records for sea ice growth this September, after a record short melt season. Over the past two weeks, half a million km² of new ice has formed, during a time when ice is normally being lost.

Sep 21 06:24

Rising CO2 levels are re-greening Africa's deserts, bringing abundance that lifts people out of poverty

Climate change, a phrase that typically instills fear in society, is being eyed by Arizona State University as something that could be beneficial. Contrary to those who view climate change as only having catastrophic consequences, experts from the university suggest that it is responsible for re-greening parts of the world and changing lives for the better.

Experts from the university engaged in a study that ultimately showed that the West African Sahel, the strip south of the Sahara desert, has been "regreening" ever since droughts in the 1970s and 80s killed more than 100,000 people. They maintain that increased rainfall caused by climate change has led to more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which has spurred more plant growth and community-led farming efforts.

The region is turning around and experiencing a vast change from the drought and deaths that once plagued it. The area is greening, plants are growing, and people are coming together.

Sep 19 10:26

Mt Hutt extends season as more snow on way

Mt Hutt ski area is extending its season, thanks to the arrival of more snow.

The MetService has a heavy snow warning out on Saturday for Canterbury, north of the Rakaia River, and the Marlborough Ranges.

Mt Hutt got 10cm of new snow overnight and more is forecast on Saturday.

The ski area has extended its season to the end of the school holidays on October 11.

Sep 18 11:57


"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back." -- Carl Sagan

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The carbonazis are losing on the science, so they are resorting to star power to sell their hoax and grab your carbon taxes.

Sep 18 11:55

David Letterman's New Job: Fight Back Against the Global Warming Deniers

Stephen Colbert is great, sure, but we were all sad to see David Letterman leave late-night TV this spring. Fortunately, he's not gone forever: The National Geographic Channel announced yesterday that Letterman will appear as a special correspondent on the second season of Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy-winning documentary series about climate change.

Sep 17 14:29

UN Bribes Writers: Make Up A Climate Change Story; Win A Free Trip To Paris

The United Nations and Oxfam are offering a prize to young writers who can come up with the best story raising “awareness of the harmful impacts of climate change on communities”.

Sep 17 06:46

Record Growth Of Arctic Sea Ice

Arctic sea ice extent is normally hitting its low right now, but this year has grown several hundred thousand km² since the beginning of the month. This is due to cold air which has been present since early August.

Sep 17 06:43

Burn ALL the COAL, OIL – NO danger of SEA LEVEL rise this century from Antarctic ice melt

Hardcore warmist's amazing admission

Sep 16 09:49

FLASHBACK - Red tape keeps some bad gov't workers from being fired

In the private sector, if you're caught viewing porn on company time or intimidating a co-worker, you'd probably be fired immediately; not so if you're a federal employee.

A CBS News investigation looks at how hard it is for the U.S. government to discipline or fire employees who behave badly. With examples ranging from extravagant to explicit, civil service rules meant to protect public workers from political pressure may be backfiring, and costing you big, reports CBS News correspondent Don Dahler.

At the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), red tape is preventing the removal of a top level employee accused of viewing porn two to six hours a day while at work, since 2010. Even though investigators found 7,000 pornographic files on his computer and even caught him watching porn, he remains on the payroll.

Sep 16 07:27

BEX ALERT - Global warming contributed to Syria's 2011 uprising, scientists claim

The prolonged and devastating drought that sparked the mass migration of rural workers into Syrian cities before the 2011 uprising was probably made worse by greenhouse gas emissions, US scientists say.

Sep 15 14:50

Brace yourself for a VERY cold winter: Forecasters warn recent bad weather could be start of most powerful El Nino phenomenon since 1950

Summer may barely be over, but you might want to start digging out your cosiest winter woollies.

Dramatic weather seen across the country yesterday could be just the start of a particularly harsh winter, warn forecasters.

Meteorologists say conditions this year could mirror those of 2009/2010 – which saw the coldest January in decades.

Sep 15 07:25

BEX ALERT - 9/11 and Global Warming: Are They Both False Conspiracy Theories?

In particular, if it is assumed that 9/11 was indeed an inside job, would this assumption provide a good basis for suspecting that the theory of global warming has resulted from a deceitful conspiracy?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the gist of this article is that even though we all know the government lied about the torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, Spanish mines in Havana Harbor, Lusitania not carrying weapons, Saddam's nuclear bombs, etc. etc. etc. we should trust that same government when it tells us human activity is warming the Earth and we should pay carbon taxes to atone, even though back in the 1990s they were saying human caused global warming meant snow was a thing of the past while today they claim human-caused global warming causes record-setting winters!

Sep 14 11:27

Bovine Excrement? ‘Global Warming’ to Pick Up in 2015, 2016: Experts

Man-made global warming is set to produce exceptionally high average temperatures this year and next, boosted by natural weather phenomena such as El Nino, Britain’s top climate and weather body said in a report Monday.

Sep 14 11:10

Near Record Chill Monday Morning

If you've taken one step outside, you've noticed a big change in the weather. Much cooler air has set up shop in our area after a strong cold front pushed through early on Saturday morning.

Sep 14 11:10

Records fall with season's first cool temperatures

The National Weather Service measured the low Monday at 60 degrees -- the lowest temperature since May 16 and two degrees below the record low temperature for the data. A weather station at Cecil Commerce Center recorded 57 degrees.

Sep 14 09:08

BEX ALERT - The Next Genocide

BEFORE he fired the shot, the Einsatzgruppe commander lifted the Jewish child in the air and said, “You must die so that we can live.” As the killing proceeded, other Germans rationalized the murder of Jewish children in the same way: them or us.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This starts out with your usual wag the Holocaust imagery, then mutates to suggest that humanity faces a new holocaust unless we all agree to pay carbon taxes, buy and sell carbon credits, allow a global environmental authority to decide how we should all live, yadda yadda yadda yadda.

Sep 14 08:59

Axial Seamount eruption of April 2015 confirmed, US

The April 2015 eruption of the Axial Seamount underwater volcano has been confirmed by the latest research of the University of Washington (UW) OOI Cabled Array group. The eruption was predicted in 2014 and is currently the most accurate eruption forecast of this volcano made so far.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just a reminder that there are active volcanoes on the ocean floor, especially under where the El Nino current emerges. Nobody knows where all of them are and as this article shows, they are not always sure when they erupt. None of the Carbonazis' computer models about global warming factor in sea floor geothermal events.

Sep 12 11:03

New Tracking Tech Identifies Individual Use of Connected Devices and Your Carbon Footprint

By Jason Erickson

As the Internet of Things expands at an exponential rate, there seems to be a widening chasm between those who see only the upside to smart technology vs. those who view it with abject fear.

This latest piece of wearable tech should delight and enrage both sides to a whole new level...

Sep 11 11:04

Autumn arrives Monday -- maybe record cold

Locate those glows, scarves and heavy coats! Autumn arrives Monday morning.

Okay, so that's a bit of a stretch and by stretch I support hose don't even give that much. However, there will be a noticeable change in the air as we kick off the new work week.

Indications over the past few days continue to indicate that the seasons first strong front will arrive Sunday afternoon bringing with it what could be a strong line of showers and thunderstorms.

Some areas along I-75 and inland Georgia may see the mercury drop to the mid to upper 50s while areas inside 295 will see the lower 60s, still plenty of reason to be excited.

Sep 10 12:06

Now They're Saying the Dodo Bird Went Extinct Because Climate Change

I only saw this article because it popped up on the front page of Google News as a top story (meaning it's an agenda that's getting promoted).

Headline: Climate Change and Island Species: How the Dodo Birds Went Extinct


How many of you remember learning about the dodo bird in elementary school? Sure, it's public school, but still. I remember back in what, third grade? The teacher would tell us about how the dodo bird, having never seen humans before the 1500s and 1600s, never fought back and was hunted to extinction by people who settled on their islands. The birds supposedly couldn't fly and built their nests on the ground, making them pretty easy targets.

It's a story that's been told for hundreds of years and is the main reason the name "Dodo" has become synonymous with dumb.

Well, apparently... not anymore.

Sep 09 20:19

Invasion of giant palm-sized moths hits Britain

The palm-sized Convolvulus Hawk-moth migrates from southern Europe to Britain in early autumn and has already been sighted widely across the UK in recent weeks, with a record number expected this year.

Sep 09 11:22

EPA Chief McCarthy blames Boston's 'worst winter ever' on global warming

Sep 09 11:03

For The Last Time, No, The Syrian Crisis Was Not Caused By Climate Change

Is there nothing green ideologues won’t do to try to breathe pseudo-scientific life into their bankrupt climate change thesis?

Not by the looks of this desperate newspaper story, which attempts – as so many have before – to make hay out of the ragingly fashionable crisis in Syria by linking it to man-made global warming.

Sep 08 12:51

Ski resort visitors welcome early September snow

It's only early September, but at least one Washington ski resort is already seeing some snow.

Crystal Mountain Resort welcomed several inches of fresh snow in the higher elevations late this week. It was bare at the base Saturday, but many visitors were quite surprised to see snow just below the 7,000 foot elevation level.

Sep 08 12:51

Summer Snow Mixed Blessing For Wildfire Relief

It's not often you hear of a snowstorm falling on top of a raging wildfire, but that's exactly what happened Friday in Idaho.

Sep 08 12:51

Snow, winter weather temporarily close part of Going-to-the-Sun Road

ust a month after the Going-to-the-Sun Road was closed by a forest fire in Glacier National Park, the top of Logan Pass has been temporarily shut down again, this time because of snow.

Glacier announced over the weekend that a section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road between Big Bend on the west side and Jackson Glacier Overlook on the east side is temporarily closed because of winter weather conditions.

Representatives from the park could not be reached on Sunday to give an estimate on when the road might reopen.

Sep 08 12:50

Snow falls in Glacier National Park

Parts of northwest Montana are looking a bit like a winter wonderland as up to 10 inches of snow has fallen in Glacier National Park, covering hiking trails in white and freezing up the waters of Grinnell Lake on Monday.

Sep 08 09:13

WWII P-38, rescued from ice, draws crowd at EAA

Aviation enthusiasts crowd around a World War II era P-38F Lightning named “Glacier Girl” at the EAA AirVenture at Whitman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Forced to land on a glacier in Greenland in 1942, it sat for 50 years before it was recovered from beneath 260 feet of ice.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, Greenland, the place that Carbonazis insist is losing all of its ice?

Sep 07 08:58

Mind Blowing Temperature Fraud From NASA In Greenland

GHCN temperatures for Nuuk, Greenland show a sharp cooling trend over the past decade, of more than 3°C

NASA data is based on GHCN, so it should be the same. But they don’t show much cooling over the past decade.

They accomplished this through a spectacular hockey stick of data tampering, which has raised recent temperatures more than 2.5 degrees relative to the 1960’s.

But the fraud is much worse than it seems. Over the past four years, GISS has also wiped out Greenland’s warm past. Greenland is much cooler now than it was 75 years ago, and NASA has to hide that fact in order to keep their fraudulent Greenland meltdown story intact.

Sep 07 07:41

After one of the coldest nights of the season forecasters predict Britain's Indian summer will finally arrive tomorrow - with temperatures soaring to 24C by Thursday

The warm temperatures come after the country experienced its coldest night of the autumn so far after a 'polar plume' of cool air saw lower than average temperatures.

One of the coldest places overnight last night was Shap in Cumbria, where temperatures were just 0.7 degrees while in Upper Lambourn, Berkshire the mercury hovered around one degree.

Sep 05 09:33

Winter Weather Advisory



Sep 04 12:55

Freezing polar plume of DOOM: SNOW storm set to BATTER Britain

Snow, sleet and gales will batter the country which is still shivering after one of the coldest summers in 30 years.

Temperatures will drop to freezing and many parts of the country will get their first frost.

Sep 04 07:13

BEX ALERT - Climate change to blame for Syrian refugee!

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"It has nothing to do with our trying to bomb Assad out of office for four years, or our clandestine support for Al Qaeda and ISIS. It's HUMAN-CAUSED GLOBAL WARMING!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 03 13:51

The 2030 Agenda: This Month the UN Launches a Blueprint for a New World Order with the Help of the Pope

Did you know that the UN is planning to launch a “new universal agenda” for humanity in September 2015?

Sep 03 08:32

Cold, blustery weather expected over Labor Day weekend

The temptation to start a fire in the Sierra Nevada might increase as nighttime temperatures decrease over this Labor Day weekend.

National Weather Service Forecasters are predicting a cold snap Friday and Saturday night with temperatures down to within 2 degrees of freezing.

Windy conditions and a chance of rain may make the first week of September feel more like October.

Sep 03 08:31

First Snow of the Season Dusts Parts of Washington Cascades

The first snow of the 2015-2016 season dusted parts of the Washington Cascades, and snow also blanketed the high country of southern British Columbia on Wednesday, whetting the pre-season appetites of skiers and snowboarders.

A dusting of snow covered parts of the ground at the top of Summit House (elevation 6,873 feet) at Crystal Mountain in Washington state. About 486 inches of snow falls in an average year here, according to the Crystal Mountain website. Less than half of that total fell last season (234 inches), however.

Whistler Blackcomb, a ski resort about 80 miles northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia, also saw a light blanket of snow Wednesday, though this wasn't the first snow of the season there.

Sep 03 08:31

Summer snowfall near Calgary greeted with only-in-Alberta sentiment

Calgary and some of the surrounding area felt some summer heat relief Saturday with an August snowfall. The surprising winter weather was met with a resounding only-in-Alberta sentiment — and a bit of excitement from winter sports enthusiasts.

Sep 03 08:30

It’s snowing like crazy and the September school holidays are earlier than ever before. That means only one thing ...

FLAKING hell. It’s really, really snowing in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales today, which means this year’s NSW ski season should be set to extend later than it has in years.

Sep 03 08:29

It’s been snowing in Birmingham because summer is totally over

Forget a White Christmas, and get acquainted with the prospect of a White Summer.

That’s the bizarre situation that people in Birmingham experienced last night – as the city was battered by flash floods, lightning bolts and giant hail stones.

The freak weather conditions lasted for about thirty minutes – and seemingly heralded the end of summer, as streets became flooded and snow began to fall.

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Sep 03 07:30

Summer 2015 Was One Of The Least Hot On Record In The US

Meteorological summer is over. For the third year in a row, the number of 100 degree readings and their areal extent were near record lows in the US.

The frequency of 100 degree days in the US is down by 40% over the last century. Less than 3% of readings were over 100F, compared to more than 15% in 1936.

Similarly, the percentage of 90 degree days has also plummeted, and near record lows.

Just over 25% of stations reached 100 degrees sometime during the summer, compared to 75% in 1936. The area reaching 100 degrees is down 30% over the past century.

Sep 03 07:27

Long Heatwaves Are A Thing Of The Past In Illinois

Long stretches of 100 degree weather used to be common in Illinois, but they never happen any more. In 1936, Palestine Illinois had eighteen consecutive days over 100 degrees. The last year to generate a full week over 100 degrees was 1953.

Sep 03 07:26

Missouri Heatwaves Are Only Half As Long As They Were 100 Years Ago

The last time Missouri had a 10 day heatwave of 100 degrees was 1980, when CO2 was below 350 PPM. The average 100 degree heatwave length is now less than three days, compared to six days a century ago. In 1913 and 1936, Clinton and Appleton Missouri had 20 consecutive days over 100 degrees.

Missouri has had no 100 degree days for two years.

Sep 03 07:24

Heatwaves Are A Thing Of The Past In Wisconsin

Wisconsin used to have long stretches over 90 degrees, like 1901 and 1916 which each had 21 consecutive days over 90 degrees. Heatwaves like that never happen any more, and the average heat wave length has dropped by almost 50%.

Sep 02 18:55

Climate change will alter ocean bacteria crucial to food chain – study

The Fukushima radiation flowing into the ocean will not affect life. Its all the fault of CO2. Really.

Sep 02 12:58

Snow and hail 'the size of golf balls' as freak storm hits Britain

Residents filmed the cocktail of wintry conditions as the skies turned black before thunderclaps signalled the start of the 30-minute freak storm

Sep 02 12:57

Wet, cooler weather expected in Seattle, snow in mountains

An August that delivered more rain than the previous four months combined and a weather-service advisory of mountain snow before Labor Day are the two latest indications that 2015 weather intends to stay interesting.

Sep 02 09:32

Something historic is happening with hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean — and it could mean trouble

There are some storms a-brewin' ...

And although none of them have made landfall, they're making part of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii resemble a Van Gogh painting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So far we have dodged all the bullets. Ignacio barely grazed us and Jimena is headed far to the north. There is a new tropical depression called Fourteen-E headed this way that we need to keep an eye on. But there is no question that this has been a record setting storm season here in the Pacific!

Sep 02 06:59

How Shoddy Science Creates Big Government

In the popular imagination, the work of scientists is marked by a series of "Eureka!" moments. But most science is not about glorious flashes of insight. Instead, its humble aim is to be less wrong about the theories that govern our understanding of the universe.

The best way to judge new theories, then, is the old adage of "trust, but verify." In recent decades, however, this simple advice has been ignored thanks to perverse incentives and human biases.

The amount of funding available to scientific research hasn't kept up with the growing number of scientists in training. To get a bite of the funding pie, many scientists have been led astray. How many? Witness the ten-fold rise in the number of retractions issues in scientific literature, nearly half of which may be the result of fraud. – Quartz, Aug. 28, 2015

Sep 01 09:32

Summer 2015 Was One Of The Least Hot On Record In The US

Meteorological summer is over. For the third year in a row, the number of 100 degree readings and their areal extent were near record lows in the US.

The frequency of 100 degree days in the US is down by 40% over the last century. Less than 3% of readings were over 100F, compared to more than 15% in 1936.

Similarly, the percentage of 90 degree days has also plummeted, and near record lows.

Just over 25% of stations reached 100 degrees sometime during the summer, compared to 75% in 1936. The area reaching 100 degrees is down 30% over the past century.

Sep 01 09:00

BEX ALERT - Obama: Climate change increasing 'faster than we previously thought'

President Obama Monday night blamed human activity for disrupting the Earth's climate quicker than thought, while condemning climate change deniers.

"Human activity is disrupting the climate … faster than we previously thought," he told a group of global leaders assembled in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss the impact of climate change on the Arctic. "The science is stark. It is sharpening. It proves that this once-distant threat is very much in the present.

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Aug 31 18:35

A cold July for the birds

For the month of July, I was on the Grand Banks working on a seismic exploration vessel as an environmental observer. It is always cool out here in July, with the air temperature pretty well the same as the water temperature — at about 10 C all the time.

But on the Avalon Peninsula, daytime high temperatures struggling to reach 10 C in July is not right! I am hearing from my correspondents standing firmly on earth back home on the Avalon Peninsula that July has been exceptionally cool, dark and wet. Normally in July the winds blow from the southwest, pumping warm, humid air over Newfoundland. These winds bring fog to the south coast of Newfoundland and the Grand Banks, but also the warm, sunny summer weather that most of the island enjoys in a normal July. The Grand Banks have actually been less foggy than normal this July because the winds have been mostly from the northwest and northeast.

Aug 31 18:31

Coldest July on Record in Some Parts of Iceland

The lowest average July temperature was measured up on Gagnheiði, near Selfoss in South Iceland. There, the average temperature was a frosty 1.59°C. “That is the lowest average temperature ever seen in July at an Icelandic weather station,” Trausti says—noting, however, that the station at Gagnheiði did not exist until the year 1993.

Trausti says the lowest July figure from previous years was also from Gagnheiði in 1995, at 3°C. That was 1.4 degrees warmer than this year’s average, RÚV reports.

In addition to Met Office weather stations, Trausti has also monitored data from National Roads Administration stations this year. “The figures lowest place figures of all are lower even that the lowest July averages to date at Roads Administration stations. This was the coldest July that these stations have seen,” he writes.

Aug 31 18:29

NSW shivers through coolest July in 18 years

NEW South Wales has experienced its coldest July since 1997, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Two low pressure systems caused snow across the tablelands and into central NSW, the most significant snow event since at least October 2012.

The mean temperature for NSW during July was 0.2 °C below average, making it the coldest July since 1997.

Daytime temperatures were 0.5 °C below average and the coolest since 1998, with most areas of the state recording well below average daytime temperatures and parts of central NSW recording their coolest July days in over 20 years.

Aug 31 18:27

A Cold Week at the Pole

It was a frigid start to July for those wintering at the South Pole. An eight-day cold snap at the beginning of the month had temperatures hovering near minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit, with record lows recorded on seven of those days. The exceptionally cold streak kept workers busy throughout the week maintaining the station during such extreme temperatures.


Temperatures first started to dip sharply on July 2, plunging from around minus 90 to minus 105 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of the day. The following day was the coldest of the year so far.

“We got down to minus 109.1 the evening of July 3rd and, just sitting in my office, I could hear the metal sheeting on the outside of the station ‘popping’ as it contracted with the cold,” O’Connor said.

Aug 31 18:22

Melbourne weather: Coldest winter in 26 years keeps a tight grip on city

"Cold and dry" was how one senior weather forecaster summed up the past three months. The Bureau of Meteorology's Richard Carlyon wasn't the least bit surprised to officially record, as he compiled temperatures today, the eve of spring, that it had been the coldest winter in 26 years.

"We have averaged 13.9 degrees," said Mr Carlyon.

Aug 31 18:20

UK weather: Indian summer 'off the cards' as cold and wet spell continues into September

Despite a dry and sunny June and a brief heatwave at the beginning of July, the wash out summer and long winter have contributed to a colder than average year.

Aug 31 18:19

July was cold, wet and windy (if you didn't already know)

The town of Claremorris in Co Mayo [Ireland] had its coldest July in 50 years and its third-coldest July since 1950, when records began. However, the entire country also suffered since all monthly mean air temperatures were below their LTA (Long-Term Average), with most stations reporting deviations from normal of -1.0°C or more.

Stations at Cork Airport, Johnstown Castle, Mullingar and Shannon Airport all reported their coldest July since 1988.

Aug 31 15:31

Flashback: A foot of snow hits parts of Australia as the country endures its lowest temperatures for 40 years as its winter begins

It got as cold as 6.1 degrees Celsius in the City of Sydney, making it the chilliest morning the region has seen since 1987. Falls Creek in Victoria also received 20cm of snow overnight and Mount Buller recorded8cm, while Melbourne got off to its coldest morning in almost 40 years.

Aug 31 15:26

Early snow on Erciyes

As temperatures across the country dip lower than seasonal norms, the first snow of the season over the weekend was recorded on Mount Erciyes in Kayseri. Local businessmen are happy about the snow on Erciyes, which at 3,916 meters is one of the country's principle winter sports centers, and expect a good tourism season this winter. Erciyes Ltd CEO Murat Cahid C?ng? said snow precipitation was recorded above 3,400 meters, adding: "Below the summit until 3,400 meters everywhere is white. It can easily be seen from the city center. Last year the first snow was recorded in mid-September. We expect better snow this year because the first precipitation happened 15 days early."

Aug 31 15:22

Winter 2015: Freezing, wind-blasted, snowbound and flooded

Between June 23 and 26 temperatures plunged in the Mackenzie Country and Central Otago. Pukaki dropped to -19.8 degrees Celsius, while Tara Hills, near Omarama, got as cold as -21C. That was the lowest temperature officially recorded in this country - excluding high altitude stations - in 20 years and the fourth lowest ever.

During the period three of the 10 lowest temperatures - other than at high elevation alpine sites - ever recorded in New Zealand were experienced.

Aug 31 14:31

Yes, a Warmer Arctic Means Cold Winters Elsewhere. Here's How.

Melting sea ice and warmer temperatures in the Arctic are to blame for the brutal cold snaps that have plagued parts of Asia and North America in recent years, according to new research by Korean and European scientists released Monday.

Webmaster addition: Well, that just destroyed the credibility of the Pulitzer prize!

Aug 31 14:27

Canberra's coldest winter in 15 years and wettest in 10 years finally ending

Weatherzone has provided some preliminary statistics for winter 2015 at the Canberra airport which show we shivered through 53 below-zero mornings - 10 more than normal.

The coldest temperature for winter this year was minus 7 degrees, which was recorded on two days, June 2 and July 3. The warmest day was August 22, with a top temperature of 21 degrees.

The average temperature for this winter was 6.41 degrees compared to the long-term average of 6.43 to 6.45 degrees.

Aug 31 14:25

Another Cool Blast Spreads South and East; Record Lows Set

Fresh on the heels of a blast of unseasonably chilly summer weather last week, yet another shot of cool air has spread across parts of the central and eastern United States. Several record lows have already been set, and even parts of the South are seeing relief from the summertime humidity.

The cool air first spread throughout the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, dropping high temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below average from the Texas Panhandle and central Oklahoma to the Dakotas and Minnesota.

On Sunday morning, Casper, Wyoming, recorded its coldest August temperature on record with a low of 29 degrees. The old August record low was 33 degrees in 1977. Weather records in Casper date back to 1939.

Rapid City tied its coldest record low for August on Sunday morning and set a new daily record when the temperature dropped to 38 degrees.

And on and on. Record cold after record cold.

Aug 31 10:39

Enjoy the heat wave! It could be another rough winter

Remember last winter? Of course you do. It’s a tough one to forget. We in the Northeast were pummeled by one snow storm after another, simple trips about town turned into harrowing adventures, and temperatures dipped into record-cold territory.

While New Englanders are a reserved bunch, folks around here were practically kissing the asphalt when the snow finally disappeared from our streets in early spring.

Yeah, it was a rough winter.

That’s why it brings us no pleasure to report this bit of news: The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for equally brutal weather for our region in the winter, dubbing it a “winter deja vu,” and predicting “snow, snow and more snow.”

Aug 31 10:38

Predictions say snow as early as November for region

The editors of the Farmers’ Almanac are issuing a stern warning, to “brace yourselves” for a winter forecast that you may not want to read.

“Depending on where you live and how much cold and snow you like, we have good news and bad news,” said editor Peter Geiger.

According to the 2016 edition, which hits store shelves this week, winter will once again split the country in half, with the eastern sections of the country on tap for frigidly cold conditions and the other half predicted to experience milder to more normal winter conditions.

Aug 31 10:38

Local towns gearing up for snow

Last week, a reminiscence of snow from the brutal winter remained in Milford.

"I think there is still some left," said Scott Crisafulli, Milford's highway surveyor. "We may actually have snow year-round."

He said the department starts gearing up to hire contractors for snow clearing around mid-September. They are prepared for the snow well in advance, he said.

Aug 31 08:48

Obama leaves D.C. for Alaska, arriving in early afternoon

Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president's name from North America's tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. More contentious matters concerning climate change and Arctic drilling awaited.

Obama departed Monday morning to Anchorage for the start of a three-day visit, bringing the American leader up close to shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics. His tour of the nation's largest state is closely choreographed to call attention to the ways Obama says climate change is already damaging Alaska's stunning scenery.

Aug 30 15:29

Spectacular Fraud On The Other Side Of The Pond

Phil Jones used to show 0.5C Northern Hemisphere cooling from 1940 to 1975.

But he has since erased almost all of that.

This removal of the 1940’s blip was premeditated fraud

From: Tom Wigley
To: Phil Jones Subject: 1940s
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:25:38 -0600
Cc: Ben Santer

It would be good to remove at least part of the 1940s blip, but we are still left with “why the blip”.

Aug 30 15:25

Florida Hurricanes Becoming Much Less Common

Florida was hit by three hurricanes in 1926, killing hundreds of people. One of the storms was a category 4 hurricane which destroyed Miami.

By contrast, it has now been almost 10 years since Florida was hit by a hurricane – the longest such period on record. It has also been almost 10 years since the US was hit by a major (category 3-5) hurricane.

Aug 30 15:23

Why The US Must Never Let CO2 Levels Drop Again

Climate experts say that CO2 controls extreme weather. Just for fun, let’s pretend they are correct.

US major hurricanes peaked below 320 PPM CO2, and have diminished greatly as CO2 has increased. If the climate experts are correct, it is our moral imperative to never let CO2 levels decline again. Does Obama want more major hurricanes?

Aug 29 10:01

Coldest July in a decade, Reykjavík spared the worst colds

Past July was the coldest July in ten years in Iceland, and the coldest on record at several weather stations. Measurements at every single weather station were below average.

Aug 29 09:42

Flashback: It's a record-breaking winter so far

More than 30 weather stations around New Zealand have also had daily maximum temperature recordings that are either the lowest ever recorded, or at least in the top four coldest for July.

Kaitaia, Kerikeri and Warkworth have all recorded their lowest July temperatures. On Saturday Kaitaia experienced 0°C, while a chilly Sunday brought Kerikeri to -0.7°C and Warkworth to -2.3°C.

Te Kuiti plummeted to -4.9°C overnight on Sunday, marking it as the coldest July temperature for the town since records began in 1959. In fact, Te Kuiti has felt its two lowest July temperatures on record over the past three days.

In Greymouth a -2.6°C snap on July 9 put it in the record books as the coldest July temperature there since records begin in 1947.

Aug 29 09:37

Flashback: How this year's bitterly cold July is ending a hot streak

This July is not only shaping up to be the coldest since 1993, it will very likely end an amazing run of 21 straight years where the average July high was 20 Celsius or warmer.

Aug 29 09:34

May 19-21, 2015: Unusually Cold Weather For Late May Across The Local Area


Aug 29 09:32

July 2015: Very Cold Weather Hits Iceland

Very cold air coming from the Arctic Ocean, north of Jan Mayen, will hit Iceland in the coming days, says Meteorologist Trausti Jónsson.

The temperature will be 7°C colder than average for this time of the year.

Aug 29 09:30

Flashback: Record Cold And Snow Destroy Global Warming Claims

Yet another bitterly cold, snowy winter is destroying alarmist global warming claims, proving once again that over-the-top global warming predictions are proving no more scientifically credible than snake oil.

This morning, stunning photos show New England lobster boats frozen in port, looking like they are stranded deep within the Arctic Circle. The boats have been frozen in place for weeks, which would be remarkable enough if this were the middle of January. However, the calendar is about to turn to March.

Connecticut is experiencing its coldest February in recorded history. So is Michigan. So is Toronto. Cleveland and Chicago are experiencing their second coldest February in recorded history. Frigid and record cold temperatures are being set from Key West to International Falls. At the same time, blizzard after blizzard is burying much of the nation with record winter snow totals, with winter snowfall records beings set from Boston to Denver.

Aug 29 09:14

New report: Solyndra executives lied to DOE officials to get loans

In a few short years, Solyndra went from a promising US-based manufacturer of high-tech solar panels to a bankrupt political football. The company received substantial loans from the Department of Energy during the financial stimulus that followed Obama's election. But shortly afterwards, the company went bankrupt amidst allegations that political pressure had played a role in ensuring that it received these loans.

Aug 28 09:55

Sea Level Fraud – Worse Than It Seems

Currently active NOAA tide gauges average 0.63 mm/year sea level rise, or two inches by the year 2100.

The fraudsters at the University of Colorado claim five times that much. Eighty-seven percent of tide gauges are below CU’s claimed rate.

Aug 28 09:54

BEX ALERT - Sea levels will rise, experts warn, and 'it's not going to stop'

For the last 23 years, ocean levels around the world have climbed by about 3 inches on average, and NASA scientists say the sea will continue to rise as warming temperatures cause ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica to melt.

But California, and the rest of the western United States, has actually seen ocean levels fall. That's about to change, thanks to a shift in weather patterns, and scientists are sounding the alarm.

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"The sea is rising! The sea is rising! The sea is rising! ... Okay, actually, it's falling ... But trust us, it's going to rise and drown you all unless you bow down and worship Saint Al of the Gore!!!!"

Aug 28 08:25

Hot Days In Illinois Are A Thing Of The Past

Prior to 1960, 100 degree days were very common in Illinois, but they rarely happen any more.

Aug 27 11:16

NASA: “Mega Earthquakes, Food Riots, Ice Age” – This Winter

According to NASA scientist John Casey, the sun is about to enter a 30-year-cycle of extreme cold which will result in a mini ice age.

He says that large numbers of people will freeze to death, and that there will be a 50% reduction of the worlds food supply, accompanied by mega-earthquakes and volcanos.

All of this, he says, is due to start this coming winter.

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Aug 27 08:01

After polluting a large river with toxic heavy metals, EPA says 'climate change' is what's affecting 'kids and communities'

Just one week after workers from her agency "accidentally" released about three million gallons of heavy metal-laden sludge down the Animas River in Colorado, sending arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury into drinking water supplies that serve millions of people throughout the Southwest, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy had the gall to stand before a Washington, D.C., think tank and declare that the biggest threat to our children and communities is "climate change."

McCarthy gushed on and on during her rant about how "everything and everyone we love" is being affected by climate change, and that it's "one of the most important issues that we face." Meanwhile, a massive, sickly, yellow-tinged plume of industrial waste from Colorado's Gold King Mine near Silverton continues to weave its way throughout Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and California, the direct result of EPA contract workers who allegedly released the toxic flow by mistake.