Wintry weather swept across parts of the Rockies on Thursday, leaving behind some wrecks and road closures.
Heavy snow was being blamed for several pileups involving some 60 cars and trucks on Interstate 80 in southeastern Wyoming. No fatalities were reported, but about two dozen people were taken to a Cheyenne hospital.
An Alabama demise column detainee came to a supplication bargain Thursday that makes him the second detainee to escape capital punishment in the state in less than two weeks.
William Ziegler, 39, consented to confess to supporting and abetting in the killing of Russell Allen Baker, and a Mobile County judge issued him credit for the over 15 years he as of now has served in jail.
As long as we continue giving climate scientists government grants to lie about the climate, they will continue to grant us reprieves. Once they stop making threats and granting us reprieves, government has no reason to grant them any more grants.
A great scientist named Roger Revelle had Al Gore in his class at Harvard and the Global Warming campaign was born. Revelle tried to calm things down years later, but Gore said Revelle was Senile and refused to debate. John Coleman documents the entire story and shows how our tax dollars are perpetuating the Global Warming alarmist campaign even though temperatures have not risen in years and years.
While Utahns marveled at the amount of snow that came down Wednesday, overall the April storm was only a drop toward solving Utah's water woes.
The 10-inch average snowfall spread across the Wasatch Front made Wednesday the snowiest April 15 on record and brought the biggest snowfall of the season, but when the sun comes back in a few days the state will be right back where it started, National Weather Service hydrologist Brian McInerney said.
Gavin Schmidt wusses out as he refuses to debate a real climate scientist; (Roy Spencer).
An unedifying spectacle ensues as fear drives Schmidt away; he runs like a child from debating someone else who is knowledgeable on climate science.
He then goes on to repeat the old IPCC mantra of hysteria, disaster & computer modeled fiction.
Schmidt's speech is pretty much lies, pseudo-scientific tripe or wildly exaggerated crap.
Not surprising, since he has no qualifications whatever in climate science, climatology, physics, astronomy geology, geophysics (or any science subject).
These parts are either obvious lies, exaggerated or just scientifically wrong;
"We've looked at the Sun; its not the Sun..".
"We've increased CO2 by over 40% in the atmosphere...".
"We've doubled the amount of Methane..."
Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 55 and a 30 percent chance of showers during the day with winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts as high as 24 mph. The overnight low is expected to be near 30 with a 40 percent chance of rain and snow.
Thursday's forecast calls for cloudy skies with a high of 43 and a 60 percent chance of rain and snow. The overnight low is expected to be near 33, with a 70 percent chance of snow, with 3 to 5 inches possible.
Global warming which has been the subject of so many discussions in recent years, may give way to global cooling. According to scientists from the Pulkovo Observatory in St.Petersburg, solar activity is waning, so the average yearly temperature will begin to decline as well. Scientists from Britain and the US chime in saying that forecasts for global cooling are far from groundless. Some experts warn that a change in the climate may affect the ambitious projects for the exploration of the Arctic that have been launched by many countries.
The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google affirming the organization has mishandled its prevailing position in the businesses for general web hunt benefits in the European Economic Area (EEA) by methodically supporting its own correlation shopping item in its general query items pages. The Commission’s preparatory perspective is that such direct encroaches EU antitrust principles in light of the fact that it smothers rivalry and damages shoppers. Sending a Statement of Objections does not prejudge the result of the examination.
The climate scamsters have known for about a decade that the global warming scam was going to collapse, so they developed a Plan B – ocean acidification. This would allow them to continue their destruction of the energy infrastructure, even after no one believed in global warming any more.
A complicated weather pattern this week starts with high fire danger Tuesday, followed by thundershowers, rain and snow for the end of the week. Specific snow forecasts for the mountains and Front Range may change as we get closer to the storm,
Winter is over. Spring is here. Or at least that is what local meteorologists are saying.
Scott Rozanski, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Gaylord, did not rule out occasional snowfall for the rest of the month, but said it is safe to say another brutal winter has come to an end.
“Since 1976, Enron [and predecessor company] employees have been at the forefront of developing air credit trading policies for governments and businesses…. Enron today is the largest and most sophisticated air emissions credit and allowance trading organization in the United States. Since 1990, Enron has participated in over 80 SOx allowance transactions and has also been active in establishing policies for trading NOx in the United States and carbon [dioxide] world-wide.”
- “Enron Corp.’s Participation in Air Trading,” Enron Capital & Trade Resources, November 4, 1996 (copy in files).
“If implemented, [the Kyoto Protocol] will do more to promote Enron’s business than will almost any other regulatory initiative…. The endorsement of [CO2] emissions trading was another victory for us…. This agreement will be good for Enron stock!”
BEIRUT: Winter-like weather returned to Lebanon over the weekend, with heavy overnight rain along the coast and snowfall in the mountains.
Intermittent rain and snow will continue as temperatures slowly drop until Monday, according to the Meteorological Department at Beirut airport.
Some mountain roads, including the Kfar Debian road linking Beirut to the Bekaa Valley, were only opened for cars equipped with chains as a result of the snowfall Saturday, according to the Traffic Management Center.
Another pathetic attempt by the Carbonazis to protect their pet theory of human-caused global warming from the reality of several record-setting winters in a row. "Trust us" they say, "a blob of hot water in the Pacific is causing all that ice and snow!"
Now, a little science. If you have a tank of cold water and you find some way to inject a blob of hot water into the middle of it, it will not stay there because of convection and currents. A persistent warm blob is likely the heat plume from an undersea volcano, which means human activity has nothing to do with it.
Jeb Bush criticized the meeting between Obama and Castro in Panama
The former Florida Governor Jeb Bush criticized the US president, Barack Obama, gave him the hand of his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, at the Summit of the Americas and called the president of Cuba of "cruel dictator".
In a 2-1 vote earlier this week, Wisconsin's Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) barred employees from “engaging in global warming or climate change work” on BCPL time. That reportedly includes even answering emails about the subject.
“It’s not a part of our sole mission, which is to make money for our beneficiaries,” said State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk, who initiated the proposal and is one of the two Republicans on the board. “That’s what I want our employees working on. That’s it. Managing our trust funds.”
Sometimes it takes a couple years for these things to surface. It was back in 2013 when Christiana Figueres, a UN official, was interviewed by Climate One, a “public affairs forum” that discusses ways to combat manmade global warming. In her comments, Figueres argued that cutting down on the global population, in addition to taking other drastic measures, would help to fight global warming.
SEATTLE -- Just when we thought it was safe to think spring had a solid foothold on the weather, considering it feels like it's been in charge since, oh, December, along comes a storm that's reminiscent of winters past.
A potent storm is set to bring heavy snow to the mountains and some drenching rains and hail to the lowlands. But while the mountains could desperately use the late-season snow, those of you with mountain pass travel plans who have long figured the days of worrying about snowy roads were over need to get your winter driving plans in order.
When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.
Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.
And the Carbonazis, unrepentant liars all, are still doing it in order to scream that the start of 2015 is the warmest in record even as snow continues to fall (Tokyo this morning) and lingering ice blocks shipping traffic.
"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
It is time to circulate this through social media again. Even as wee continue to get reports of record cold across the northern hemisphere, the Carbonazis are mounting a PR campaign to report (unverified) high temperatures and vanishing ice in remote locations where nobody can check for themselves for the lies we know the promoters of this hoax have been caught telling. It amazes me that after so many record-setting winters, and clearly more on the way, that Al Gore and his ilk continue to be such unremitting and unrepentant liars!
New Yorkers may have wished they were Californians this winter as the Empire State suffered through its coldest January through March period in more than 100 years — all while Californians had record warmth.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported northeastern states suffered through a much colder-than-average January through March period. That was especially true for New York and Vermont, both of which had their coldest late winter periods on record.
In what is being described as a fundamental shift in how the coal industry does business, over 40 percent of all coal produced in Wyoming is now being first sold not to a power plant or a utility, but to a subsidiary of the same company that mined the coal — a 17-fold increase since 2004 for the U.S.’s largest coal-producing state.
According to a new report by the Center for American Progress, these inside deals between coal companies and their own subsidiaries (known as “captive transactions”) are aimed, in part, at intentionally dodging federal and state royalty payments and maximizing taxpayer-funded subsidies from the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Over at Gawker, Adam Weinstein is making the argument that making an argument against the conventional wisdom that global warming exists and is caused by our behavior should be enough to land someone in prison.
He calls us “climate change deniers” which is ridiculous. Everyone knows the climate changes. What I deny is the story about how our carbon footprint is causing the ice caps to melt and the earth to heat up like it’s in a microwave oven.
What I deny is the narrative that the science is indeed conclusive on this subject, which it clearly is not.
What I deny is the necessity to regulate carbon, the basic building block of everything on the planet.
What I deny is the creation of an unelected global board which will basically dictate what every country can develop or manufacture or grow on it’s own soil.
President Obama is trying desperately to sell his healthcare program to the nation. His latest stunt is a staged photo op at the White House Rose Garden with 150 doctors in tow from the 50 states. How would the people know that these men were doctors? “Doctors attending the event were instructed to show up in white lab coats to give observers the feeling that doctors stand behind the President’s health care plans.” But some did not show up with their white lab coats. They came dressed like stock brokers. No problem. Obama’s people were prepared with an assortment of white coats of their own. A medicinal sea of white served as a backdrop for the president’s propaganda push.
Remember what I said about how the white lab coat has replaced a priests robes in convincing you to do what the rulers want you to do?
Harsh spring weather has caused up to 15 American and Canadian ships to become stranded in ice-covered Lake Superior, with coastguards working on a rescue operation. One of the freighters has been damaged by the crushing grip of the ice.
Just like last year, March bucked the "in like a lion, out like a lamb" adage. But so did this year's winter season, which ended colder than normal, according to a new report from the New Jersey state climatologist.
"For the second consecutive year, March served as a meteorological exclamation point on an active cold and snowy season," said David A. Robinson, state climatologist and Rutgers geography professor.
The weaker spending could reflect unseasonably cold weather in parts of the country, but it does raise concerns. Consumer spending, already about two-thirds of economic output, is needed to drive the economic expansion during a period when a stronger dollar and weakness in overseas is slowing other pockets of the U.S. economy.
Don't you love how the propaganda bites its own ass? They are blaming the decline in consumer spending on the frigid weather we have been having, even as they proclaim that 2015 is the hottest year on record so far! But 2015 is not hot, and consumers have to buy warm weather gear, chains for their cars, more heating oil, and so forth. Consumers are not spending because they have nothing left over after bills and taxes, and nobody trusts the future of the US economy enough to go further into debt.
U.S. Coast Guard officials, saying the “proverbial drain is clogged,” are hoping to plow through unseasonable Lake Superior ice Wednesday that has tied up 15 ships and halted travel.
A Canadian icebreaker from Quebec is set to join other American vessels already working to unblock a path for the 15 ships heading to various ports that have been in a holding pattern — some since Sunday, said Mark Gill, director of vessel traffic services for the U.S. Coast Guard at Sault Ste. Marie.
“They’re just waiting ... for us to get a track through it,” he said Tuesday.
Cayo Ratones, an islet South of Puerto Rico with a size of 25 acres (10 hectares) and where there is only a wooden house with a pool that works entirely with solar energy, has been put up for sale by his owner for 2.5 million dollars.
Ramón C. Estrada, 62, was out on parole less than three weeks after his death.
A Mexican inmate died last week in Utah, apparently of a heart attack related to kidney failure after not submitted for two consecutive days external technicians should give dialysis in prison, authorities said Tuesday.
The dramatically rapid melting of the earth's poles is the biggest news in this month's climate dispatch.
Increasingly fast melting in Antarctica, which will be discussed in more detail below, is now expected to increase sea levels by 10 feet worldwide in less than 100 years, according to recent NASA satellite calculations.
This will "recurve" heavily populated coastlines and reshape the world in which we live, according to one geophysicist with whom Truthout spoke. In addition, a second geophysicist, from Harvard, said that parts of Antarctica are thawing out so quickly that the icy continent has become "ground zero of global climate change, without a doubt."
Are you kidding? We just had record cold across the US. One town in Italy got 100 inches of snow in just 18 hours. We had a blizzard here in Hawaii 3 weeks ago. Much of the nation had a white Easter!
Directed by Robert Kenner and based on a book of the same name by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, "Merchants of Doubt" is a meticulous examination of the disinformation campaign mounted against climate change, which is - let's not fool around here - a well-documented phenomenon.
Nothing makes this point more plainly than a 2004 article by Oreskes, published in Science Magazine: Oreskes decided to review the scholarly work on climate change, some 928 abstracts published between 1993 and 2003. None rejected the consensus of the scientific community, that climate change is occurring and that the activities of humanity have contributed to that change.
Several record-settings winters in a row (we even had a blizzard here in Hawaii 3 weeks ago) and still the Carbonazis are pushing their human-caused global warming hoax, in a desperate bid to salvage their reputations (and collect a carbon tax).
Climate always changes. And climate is dominated by solar output (which is at a 100 year low) and the slowly oscillating shape of Earth's orbit, changing from elliptical (where we get the ice ages) to more circular(where we get the interglacial periods) and back again. So until Al Gore and his ilk can control the sun, or move the Earth in its orbit, there isn't a thing they can do about climate change. They are as impotent as Nero, who had his soldiers flog the ocean for daring to spoil his beach picnic with a rising tide!
Contrary to the hype, warming (were it actually happening) is a good thing, and the Roman and Medieval warm periods were times of abundant food, which allowed the flowering of Roman and later Renaissance civilization.
There is one effect that has been noticed following an uptick in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Plants are growing faster and larger, providing more food, and deserts are shrinking. The Earth is getting greener, because CO2 is not a pollutant, but an essential component of the chain of life on Earth.
Throw in some snow for Easter, and the annual egg hunt might have been a bit more difficult this morning.
Newaygo, Montcalm and Mecosta counties northward picked up some late-season snowfall early Sunday. A light batch developed during the overnight period, primarily targeting the northern half of West Michigan into the northern part of the lower peninsula.
Local residents dressed in historical costumes ride through heavy snowfall to get blessing for men and beast at the traditional Georg (St. George) horse riding procession on Easter Monday in Traunstein, southern Germany, Monday, April 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING FOR LOOKOUT PASS...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH FOR LOOKOUT PASS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY
EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS/TIMING: A DISTURBANCE WILL CAUSE FAIRLY STEADY SNOW OVER
LOOKOUT PASS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. SINCE THE SNOW
WILL BE FALLING DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...ROAD SURFACE
TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE COOL ENOUGH TO POTENTIALLY ALLOW
SIGNIFICANT SNOW TO ACCUMULATE ON THE MOUNTAIN PASS. THE
ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS OVER
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE BY MONDAY
The annual Parade of Homes might not happen this year thanks to some problems with the site caused by the unusually cold winter weather, said Mary Thompson, executive officer of the Home Builders & Remodelers of Central New York, which puts on the parade.
In one of the biggest scandals of fraud in the United States, 11 educators of Atlanta public schools were convicted Wednesday on charges of organized crime following their participation in a scheme to inflate grades of students on standardized tests.
“It’s a different world! We have to act differently,” said Jerry Brown, Governor of California, to announce the first of water mandatory restrictions for the State, in the middle of a harsh drought on Wednesday.
This was a brutal winter. I don’t use superlatives too much, but unless you are old enough to remember 1904, than the past three months have been the coldest and in most cases snowiest, you have ever experienced. The past 12 weeks have forced us to further hone the term “hardy New Englander”
It looks like Providence, Worcester and Portland will all end up with the coldest January through March period on record and even though by some measures that time period isn’t entirely winter, it might as well be.
It's official: Central New York just wrapped up another Top 10 coldest months of March.
March 2014 was the fifth-coldest March on record. March 2015 has become the eighth-coldest, with an average temperature of 26.8 degrees. That's 7.2 degrees below a typical March.
That comes after February marked the coldest month in the history of the weather records, which date back to 1902. The average temperature in February 2015 was 9 degrees, nearly 17 degrees below normal.
In fact, this March was the 12th coldest on record with average temperatures statewide of 35.6 degrees and only three-tenths of a degree warmer than March of 2014, according to New Jersey State Climatologist Dr. Dave Robinson.
With an average temperature of 26 degrees, Providence set a record for cold over the first three months of 2015, according to the National Weather Service.
"But really, it's scorching everywhere else. Why, in both the Arctic and Antarctic it's so hot you would be amazed, and we know you can't go there to check for yourself, so just take our word for it that humans are warming the planet and the heat is just hiding at the poles, in the deep ocean, and so forth.
And don't forget to pay your carbon tax!" -- Official White Horse Souse
The Obama administration's plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to "proceed with caution" in negotiations with Washington because any deal could be later undone.
Obviously, I view this whole climate issue as another hoax to trick people out of money and obedience, but at the same time, I don't think I have ever seen a Congress so openly undermining the President in my life!
Global warming caused the northern tip of Antarctica to nearly reach room temperature last week, with a record-breaking high of 63.5 F (17.5 C) being recorded at Argentina's Esperanza Base on Tuesday.
The weather there was warmer than in the UK, where British Summer Time has just begun.
Antarctica has been steadily heating up due to global warming in recent years, rising about 5 F (2.8 C) in the last half century, according to the British Antarctic Survey.
Back in 2000, the global warming hoaxsters were proclaiming that "Snowfalls Are Now a Thing of the Past (UK Indepdnent, March 20, 2000)
Having been embarrassed by several record setting winters in a row, but unable to admit they were wrong, the Carbonazis are now claiming to find proof of global warming in areas so remote they do not have to worry about anyone being able to double-check them.
This is a big factor. The sea ice, where the water freezes and thaws, is getting thinner every year.
The first person to claim he reached the pole was Robert Peary in 1909. Exactly where he ended up is still being debated.
Peary reported the ice was 12 feet thick, and now it can be as little as four.
The supporters of human-caused global warming are starting to sound as whacked out as the Scientologists in the new HBO Documentary "Going Clear!" (Which I highly recommend seeing)
Having been embarrassed by several record setting winters in a row destroying their prediction that "Snowfalls are now a thing of the past" (UK Independent, March 20, 2000), the warmistas are now trying to make claims of proof of global warming in remote places in the hope nobody can go check for themselves. But even this latest claim that the arctic ice is at a record low has already been discredited by the raw satellite data which shows the Arctic ice has been increasing steadily since 2006.
Yes, the adherents of the Holy Church of St. Al of the Gore (The "Goracle" to his close friends) are a lot closer to Scientologists than to science!
The world's vegetation has expanded, adding nearly 4 billion tonnes of carbon to plants above ground in the decade since 2003, thanks to tree-planting in China, forest regrowth in former Soviet states and more lush savannas due to higher rainfall.
Scientists analysed 20 years of satellite data and found the increase in carbon, despite ongoing large-scale tropical deforestation in Brazil and Indonesia, according to research published on Monday in Nature Climate Change.
Agriculture is the heart of California’s worsening water crisis, and the stakes extend far beyond the state’s borders. Not only is California the world’s eighth largest economy, it is an agricultural superpower. It produces roughly half of all the fruits, nuts, and vegetables consumed in the United States—and more than 90 percent of the almonds, tomatoes, strawberries, broccoli and other specialty crops—while exporting vast amounts to China and other overseas customers.? Consuming 80 percent of California’s developed water but accounting for only 2 percent of the state’s GDP, agriculture thrives while everyone else is parched.
Popular director Gene Saks, who worked with the famous ashamed New York creator Neil Simon on Broadway and in the production of movies, has died at 93 years old years. The child of director Daniel said that Gene Saks passed on of pneumonia at his home in East Hampton, New York.
Barbara Lee is a standout amongst the most liberal individuals from Congress sounded horrendous cautioning of the results of neglecting to handle environmental change: it will make women prostitutes, she said.
California's current drought has been caused by the demand for water needed to cultivate cannabis, which, under state law, is illegal for recreational use. Streams are running dry, fish are dying, and it’s just the beginning, US scientists warn.
The scientists, who studied the devastating environmental effects of marijuana cultivation in the region, concluded: “Due to climate change, water scarcity and habitat degradation in northern California is likely to worsen in the future.”
A team of scientists led by environmental physicist Randall Donohue, a research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia, analyzed satellite data from 1982 through 2010. The scientists documented a carbon dioxide “fertilization effect” that has caused a gradual greening of the Earth, and particularly the Earth’s arid regions, since 1982. The satellite data showed rising carbon dioxide levels caused a remarkable 11 percent increase in foliage in arid regions since 1982, versus what would be the case if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels had remained at 1982 levels.
"Global warming is indeed a scam, perpetrated by scientists with vested interests, but in need of crash courses in geology, logic and the philosophy of science. It provides the media with a new scare story, which has been picked up by the focus groups and turned into the new religion, offering us hell if we don't all change our ways." [BBC]
With California's Barbara Lee now claiming that global warming will force women into prostitution, I thought it was time to repost the collected list of all the things that have been blamed on human-caused global warming throughout the years of this hoax!
California Democrat Barbara Lee proposed a resolution in the House of Representatives that claims women will eventually be forced into prostitution since they face “disproportionately harmful impacts from climate change.” So, first ‘we’ blame weakness in economic growth on excess cold, and now excess global warmth – according to Lee’s House Concurrent Resolution 29 – will drive women to “sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage.”
"An electric car does not make you green... You’re better off filling up at the pump," if you live in Canada. According to a new study by professor Chris Kennedy, even if every driver in Canada made the switch - from gas to electric - the total emissions might not actually go down... since in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, electric cars generate more carbon pollution over their lifetimes than gas-powered cars. Paging Al Gore...
The US Senate approved during the early hours of Friday after a marathon sitting, a draft budget resolution for the next fiscal year by putting dozens of amendments, text to be reconciled with the already approved by the House of Representatives this week.
Just when we thought spring had finally sprung, Mother Nature is revisiting the area with a blast of freezing air overnight Saturday and into Sunday (March 28-29).
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service (NWS) are expecting a hard freeze Saturday night, with temperatures dipping into the low 20s. Some areas could even see temperatures fall to the mid-teens.