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What modulates our Sun? The majority of science work on the principle that the Sun is self modulating and each solar cycle is a product of a random number generator. There are others that suspect the Sun is modulated by the planets with a special emphasis on Uranus & Neptune. Thanks to Carl Smith who has recently left us we have new knowledge that significantly adds to Jose, Landscheidt & Charvàtovà's work.

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Cold kills – Video

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:16

“The CDC says heat kills 600 Americans a year,” says John Stossel. “Cold kills more than twice that many.”

It warmed one degree in the last hundred years, and life expectancy doubled! says Dr Patrick Michaels.

See video

“The Truth About Climate Change”

with John Stossel

2 Jan 2017 – A couple of excerpts:

“Yes, temperatures have been increasing overall for the last several hundred years,” says Dr Judith Curry. “But there’s no agreement as to whether warming is dangerous or not.”

Scientists don’t dare speak out for fear of losing their jobs, says Curry.

“It’s dangerous to dissent when climate change is something politicians address with religious zeal,” says Stossel. “Admit it! It’s a religion!”

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Gas prices double in many European countries after explosion

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:16

 

See videos – An explosion at the Baumgarten Gas Plant, Austria’s main gas pipeline hub, has seriously restricted supplies to a host of European countries including Germany, France, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy and the UK.

Italy, the most affected, had to declare a state of emergency. With a sudden and serious supply shortage, and market prices in Rome more than doubled.

The blast reportedly took place at a pumping station along a gas line.

The fire was burning so hot that cars started melting in the parking lot.

The explosion left one person dead, 18 injured.

https://www.rt.com/news/412822-gas-explosion-austria-dead/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MNnSu0Dc4A&feature=youtu.be

Thanks to Andrew B for these links

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Monterrey Mexico covered in snow

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:00

The Metropolitan Area of ​​Monterrey awoke last Friday with several snow-covered municipalities, including García, Monterrey, San Pedro Garza García and Guadalupe.

Almost a foot of snow in parts of Mexico

“This article says it hasn’t snowed some of these places for 30 years and I’d think this amount would be uncommon,” says reader Ryan. “There were more than several states of Mexico affected, I think, it got to at least -3 C.”

“Most of the numbers, including 20 cm of snow, are visible in the article no matter what languages a person speaks.”

http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2017/12/08/primera-nevada-en-decadas-en-el-norte-de-mexico/

See photos:
https://www.sdpnoticias.com/local/monterrey/2017/12/08/amanece-monterrey-cubierto-de-nieve

Thanks to Lucas Zava and Ryan for these links

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Hey Al – What happened to that 10-year tipping point?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:13

Video – As Gore trudges through the snow to his over-sized Chevy Suburban SUV, an inconvenient question is asked of him.

Climate Depot’s Undercover reporter at the Sundance Film Festival asked Gore:
‘My friends make fun of me about the 10-year tipping point, what do I tell them?’

See Gore’s response.

Thanks to The Welshman for this video

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Record cold in Australia

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 18:30

Breaking records set more than 100 years ago.

Queensland residents are reaching for cardigans as overnight December temperatures break record lows.

Mount Isa had its lowest overnight December temperate ever on record at 12 degrees Celsius — 11C degrees below average.

“Burketown yesterday had a minimum of 17.7C which was the lowest they’d seen up there since 1920, but that was eclipsed today with 16C, and that’s the coldest December morning since 1907,” said Bureau of Meteorology forecaster David Bernard.

“Richmond yesterday was 11.8C which was the lowest there in December since 1909.”

“I’ve been forecasting for a few decades now and I can’t really remember anything quite this spectacular as far as dry and cool at this time of year,” said Bernard. “It’s the sort of thing we often see in winter which usually leads to really cold winter nights, but we don’t often see it in December.”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-06/cold-outback-weather-sweeps-across-western-queensland/9231572

Thanks to D Grissim for this link

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Wintry weather from Minnesota to Connecticut

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 18:11

14 Dec 17 – Snowy and wintry weather stretched from Minnesota to Connecticut Thursday morning, with up to 12 inches (30 cm) of snow in parts of Pennsylvania according to the National Weather Service.

https://www.weather.gov/crh/snowfall

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/photos-northeast-snow-puts-many-in-holiday-spirit-but-causes-slick-travel/70003565

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Afghanistan – Incessant snowfall shuts highway

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:56

14 Dec 2017 –  The busy Salang Highway, linking Kabul with northern provinces, was blocked for heavy traffic as a result of incessant snowfall on Thursday morning, an official said.

The highway — passing through treacherous mountains in Parwan and Baghlan provinces — connects nine provinces with the central capital.

Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, highway maintenance commander, said the road was closed after a snowfall of 45 cm (18 inches)  in southern and 25 cm (10 inches) in northern parts of Salang.

He said trucks had been stopped in Khanjan district of Baghlan and the Jabul Saraj town of Parwan.

http://n24.af/%D8%B4%D8%A7%D9%87%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%87-%D8%B3%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%DA%AF-%D8%A8%D8%B1-%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%89-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AA%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D9%89-%D8%AA%D9%8A%D9%84%D8%B1%D9%89-%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AF%D9%88/

https://www.pajhwok.com/sites/pajhwok.com/files/styles/home_carousel/public/photo/2016/2/12717788_10207636290058175_5625666051003475257_n.jpg?itok=1GtyEyte

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

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Pakistan blizzard dumps three feet of snow

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:50

Roads blocked, tourists stranded and schools close i Galiyat region.

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13 Dec 2017 – More than three feet (1 m) of snow covered resort towns, bringing roadblocks, power breakdowns and severed supplies to mountain communities.

Abbottabad DC Aurangzab Haider ordered closure of all public sector schools in nine union councils till December 16. These union councils include Beeran Gali, Seer Gharbi, Seer Sharqi, Tajwal, Nathiagali, Nambli Mara, Patan Kalan, Plakh and Nagri Bala.

Electricity disappeared with the snowfall. “It will take days to restore power supply,” said a Pesco official. He said Pesco personnel were unable to move equipment in snow.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1582584/1-galiyat-season-opens-blizzard-dumps-three-feet-snow/

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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Unusually Bold Climate Fraud from the UN – Video

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:47

Tony Heller exposes yet more global warming fraud. He also comments on that starving polar bear.
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As to that starving polar bear, I flew over Baffin Bay on Saturday (9 Dec 17), where sea ice is slightly above normal, says Tony. Whatever made this polar bear too weak to hunt has nothing to do with global warming or sea ice.

Leaving polar bears aside, in this video Tony attacks a new article entitled “Global warming may harm children for life.”

Citing U.N. sources, the article claims that by 2070 the number of days with the mean temperature above 32°C will rise from one per year right now, to 43 days per year.

“There’s so many things wrong with this claim that it’s difficult to begin.” says Tony.

To begin with, 32°C is 90°F.

A day with a 90°F mean temperature is extremely hot. An example would be a day with daytime temperatures above 100°F, and nighttime temperatures above 80°F. There are very few places in the U.S. where this could even happen, says Tony.

Especially when you realize that the trend for days when the temperature has exceeded 90°F have been declining – declining! – for the past century, since 1917.

Declining temperature trend – Courtesy Tony Heller

This phony narrative is also being pushed by Stanford and M.I.T., formerly respectable institutions, says Tony.

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Thanks to Stephen Bird for this video

 

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How the snowfall affected Europeans

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:38

11 Dec 17 – In the UK, some counties received up to 28 mm of snow, breaking many long-term records. On large highways, snowdrifts caused many road accidents, and some residential areas of London lost electricity.

In Germany, about 300 flights were canceled in Frankfurt alone. Problems arose also in railway transport. There were numerous accidents on the roads, and at least one person died.

In Switzerland, snowdrifts blocked part of the railways, especially in the mountains, and avalanche danger increased.

http://www.meteo-tv.ru/news/Kommentarii-sinoptika/Kak-tsiklon-izmenil-zhizn-evropeytsev/

-Heavy snowfall causes chaos in Germany
‘Chaos on the streets, airports and at the train’:
https://www.wetter.de/cms/heftiger-schneefall-sorgt-fuer-chaos-in-deutschland-4135935.html

‘Green Flag for European Winter. This is just the beginning.’

Thanks to Martin Siebert for these links

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Record Swiss Snowfall

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:50

The canton of Valais experienced some of the heaviest December snowfall in years over the last few days, not just in the mountains but down to the valley floor.

Sion, the cantonal capital, received a record 65cms (25 inches) of snow over the weekend. Around 80cms (31 inches) fell at higher elevations.

https://www.thelocal.ch/20171212/avalanche-warnings-as-valais-recovers-from-heavy-snowfall

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

Note: According to Wikipedia, a canton is a type of administrative division of a country, usually smaller than counties, departments, or provinces. The best-known cantons – and the most politically important – are those of Switzerland. Theoretically (and historically), Swiss cantons are semi-sovereign states.

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Descent into Little Ice Age conditions in 10 years

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:22

Response to my post about this year’s record cold summer in Denmark.
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Descent into Little Ice Age conditions in 10 years

By J.H. Walker

Looks like the scientific findings, peer reviewed, and published in several main stream scientific European publications, that Solar Warm periods like the one which ended in 2008 in climate terms, abruptly end with the entry into a Grand Solar Minimum, the changeover period before the climate change is locked into the fossil records is 10 years.

Their studies were based on the Late Antique Little Ice Age (LALIA), which, coupled with worldwide volcanic eruptions gave rise the Black Death, famine and war, and reduced the Human population of Europe by a third.

Their other finding for Europe at least, is that the climate changes from a benign warm to a cold, wet and very, very windy climate.

Given that Denmark is situated on the North Sea and at the entrance to the Baltic and in the same air stream wind directions, Ii would suggest the Scandinavia, the Baltic States and the Great Britain is all covered by this finding.

Yet you will not see the UK Met Office publishing similar reports, they are fully signed up to supporting the AGW war on energy and the levies to support Carbon Credits at the expense of the people of the UK as a whole.

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Note: According to Wikipedia, the LALIA was a long-lasting Northern Hemisphere cooling period from 536 to about 660 AD. It followed three immense volcanic eruptions in 536, 540 and 547. One of the suspected volcanic sites is the Rabaul caldera, in the western Pacific, which erupted around 540. The extreme weather events of 535–536 were the early phenomena of the century-long global temperature decline.

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Snow – Up to 20 inches for parts of New York

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:55

Winter storm warning in effect until 7 pm Wednesday.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
Dec 12 2017

Including the cities of Watertown and Lowville

Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Travel will be very difficult. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches expected, with local amounts up to 20 inches on the Tug Hill.

Includes Jefferson and Lewis counties.

Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

http://www.weather.gov/buf/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

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Record cold in Brazil

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:02

São Joaquim (southern Brazil) has a new record of frost for December.
And this is the second frost in December.

http://saojoaquimonline.com.br/climaterra/2017/12/11/sao-joaquim-tem-novo-registro-de-geada-durante-o-amanhecer-de-dezembro/

Frosts in 2017
In April the south coast had 2 days with frost very isolated, very rare, the last time it frosted on the south coast in April was in 1971!.

So far there have been 116 days with frost at the top of the mountain range / SC.

01 frost – January
02 frosts – March
08 Frost – April
10 Frost – May
21 frosts – June
28 frosts – July
22 frost – august
05 frosts – september
07 frosts – october
11 frosts – November / record
1 frost – December

Curiosity; the last time it faded in January was in 2013. In 2017 only in February there was no frost!

http://saojoaquimonline.com.br/climaterra/2017/12/09/sao-joaquim-registra-a-primeira-geada-do-verao-2017-2018/

Thanks to Martin Siebert for these links

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Record cold summer in Denmark

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:37

Not just the day, not just the month, the entire summer. And records go back to 1874.

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“The Danish met-office (DMI), has come out with an announcement,” says reader Ole Jensen.

“It took them a few months, but better late than never, right?

“Headline reads :

“Yes, the summer was miserable this year : Lowest daily high ever recorded”.

“Highest temp. recorded through the summer was 26.8 C., which is the lowest summer high since measurements began in 1874.

The weather this year has also been characterized by very few sunny hours and a lot of rain.

https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/vejret/ja-sommeren-var-elendig-i-aar-laveste-makstemperatur-nogensinde

Thanks to Ole Jensen for this link

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Heavy snow brings transport chaos across Europe

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:02

More than 900 flight cancellations and delays in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the U.K.

About 400 flights were cancelled at Schiphol – one of Europe’s biggest airports – about 200 in Brussels, and more than 300 at Frankfurt airport, the busiest in Germany.

In Germany the heavy snow caused many car crashes and traffic jams, as well as train delays.

In the UK, dozens of flights were cancelled at Heathrow, road conditions were treacherous in many areas, thousands of homes lost power, and hundreds of schools were shut.

 

Snow also caused travel disruption in northern Italy, and forced closure of schools in Liguria, Piedmont and Tuscany.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42310933

Thanks to Dean Koehler for this link

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Traffic jams 600 miles long in the Netherlands

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 18:49

11 Dec 2017 – Heavy snow brought the Netherlands to a virtual standstill today, with record traffic jams, train and flight cancellations and school closures.

In total, traffic jams totaling over 1,000 km (600 miles) were recorded at around 4:30 this afternoon.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled including ALL flights in and out of Eindhoven Airport.

The Dutch weather bureau KNMI issued a Code Red warning, its highest alert, warning of “extremely dangerous” conditions across the country.

Some areas were expecting up to 30 cm (12 inches) of snowfall within 24 hours.

KNMI issues Code Red warning as snow shuts roads, airports and schools

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-netherlands-britain-weather/snow-disrupts-schools-travel-in-uk-netherlands-idUSKBN1E51R1

http://www.dutchnews.nl/wpcms/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/umbrella-on-bike-in-snow-560×420.jpg

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/1416607/megafiles-door-winterweer

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis and Ruby Meiner for these links

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Record-setting snowfall in Alabama – Video

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:40

Along with rare snowfall in Louisiana.

As of Friday night, Randolph and Calhoun counties in eastern Alabama had each reported 10 inches of snow according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham.

The weather service logged reports of 8 inches, 7 inches and multiple reports of 6 inches across the state.

The Birmingham International Airport had recorded 4 inches of snow as of noon Friday, making it the third highest December snowfall on record.

Although perhaps not all that impressive to Northerners, Mobile’s six-tenths of an inch as of 9:30 p.m Friday evening was still enough to set a record.

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/12/record-setting_snow_falls_on_a.html

The snowfall was widespread. See preliminary totals here:
https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201712082354-KBMX-NOUS44-PNSBMX

Thanks to Stephen Bird for these links

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The Weather Service blew this one

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:56

Before Friday, the forecast for North Carolina called for little more than an inch of snow for central counties, more for higher elevations. 

But by Saturday, Burnsville had reported 14½ inches (35 cm) of snow, the Hendersonville area had 12 inches (30 cm) and snowfall in Asheville measured 8 inches (20 cm).

In fact, preliminary reports showed more snow than expected across the South; up to 10 inches (25 cm) in northwest Georgia and 7 inches in parts of metro Atlanta, 10 inches (25 cm) in Anniston, Alabama, and up to 7 inches (18 cm) in Mississippi. Rare flurries even fell in New Orleans.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_WINTER_WEATHER_DEEP_SOUTH_TXOL-?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this link

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Record snowfall in Atlanta

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:40

Up to 6 inches (15 cm) of snow in parts of metro Atlanta, with 6 to 10 inches or more in the North Georgia mountain.

“When the white stuff arrived, it wasn’t the dusting shown on some weather models,” says ajc.com.

“It kept coming. And coming. And coming.

“This is one of the most significant snows I’ve ever seen in metro Atlanta and northern Georgia,” Channel 2 Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said.

Schools closed, sporting events and Christmas parades were postponed. And the bottlenecks on major interstates formed.

http://www.ajc.com/weather/developing-metro-atlanta-scrambles-after-snow-impacts-schools-roads/pONdH6YUsplte40K37yExJ/

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

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