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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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Freak June blizzard shuts down bike relay

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:15

First time in the race’s history.

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For the first time in its 25-year history, the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay was officially shut down by a freak June blizzard. The blizzard left the road covered in black ice and several inches of snow.

Many cyclists who had camped near Haines Junction, Yukon, on Friday night woke up to near-freezing temperatures and heavy snow. Some tents collapsed under the weight of the snow.

“This was totally shocking,” said Jason LaChappelle of the Wayward Salamanders, who had camped out for the night.

Four men on unicycles were the only team – out of more than 1,300 participants – to complete the route.

Even for the Yukon, a snowstorm in mid-June is unusual.

The race stretches some 148 miles (238 km) from Haines Junction, Yukon, to Haines, Alaska, with an elevation gain of more than 1,300 feet (400 m).

See several photos:
http://nationalpost.com/g00/news/canada/four-men-on-unicycles-only-team-to-finish-gruelling-249-km-yukon-relay-after-it-was-shut-down-by-blizzard/

Thanks to Glenn Cuthbert for this link


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In 1995 it was 15.4°C – Today we are told it is 14.8°C – a new record!

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:28

“For decades, it was assumed the average temp of the 20th century on the planet was 15°C,” says reader Martin Siebert.” But suddenly this year it was reported by all means that 2016 hit a new heat record: 14.8 ° C!”

“The situation of climate reports is so confused that it is obvious that when the media starts to forge false news, the truth comes out.

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“Climate Church: Cooler is the new warmer!” snorts the headline on eike-klima-energie.eu.

“What A Mess!” reads the headline on NoTrickZone. “Spiegel Reveals Scientists Don’t Know Real Temperature Of The Planet.”

“Do you still believe in Santa Claus? Or the Easter Bunny? Or both? Well, then you would be well cared for in the Church of Global Warming,” the first article begins.

Video from the Klimamanifest of Heiligenroth (in German) about the development of the global medium temperature “from measurements” going from a “hot” 15.4 ° C to even hotter today 14.8 ° C.

Anyone who has learned the small 1 x 1 at school will agree that 14.8 ° is 0.6 ° C cooler than 15.4 ° C.

So the “peak” of 2016 (“warmest year on record!”) Has grown 0.6 ° colder over the last 21 years.

Have you heard anything about it from any media, before the ÖR media? No? Well, you know it now.

And 0.6°C is 3/4 (!!) the total warming of the previous century!!

http://notrickszone.com/2017/06/17/what-a-mess-spiegel-reveals-scientists-dont-know-real-temperature-of-the-planet/

https://www.eike-klima-energie.eu/2017/06/16/klimakirche-kuehler-ist-das-neue-waermer/

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The easiest article for me to read (after using Google Translate) was on sandcarioca.wordpress.com

“What a mess!” reads their headline. “Spiegel reveals to scientists not to know the real temperature of the planet”

June 19, 2017 – 3:20 PM

The “European Institute of Climate and Energy (EIKE), based in Germany, warned here that it is now clear that no one really knows what the current average global temperature is, further stating that the planet is NOT warmer and that measurements do not make any sense.

In 1995 the average temperature of the planet was 15.4 ° C. Today we are told that it is 14.8°C – a new record!

For decades it had been assumed that the average temperature of the 20th century of the planet was 15°C. But all of a sudden this year was reported by all means that 2016 hit a new record heat: 14.8°C!

ZDF reporter Benjamin Stöwe announced in January 2017 that at 14.8 ° C the year 2016 was “the hottest year” since the measurements were recorded.

https://sandcarioca.wordpress.com/

I liked the comment from Josef Kovch:

Global temperatures do not exist:
1880 is taken as a starting year by the CO2 Irrigation Community and then claimed that since then the temperatures would have risen and they would continue to rise.

To be able to prove this scientifically, one would have had to set up a world-wide measuring temperature network in 1880 with standardized places.

The places could not have changed within a radius of 2 km and the measurement procedures should not have changed over the entire period.

Everyone knows that this has not happened and therefore there can be no statements on any temperature changes and certainly no statements about global temperatures, which also had to include the world’s oceans. A measurement series of global values ​​since 1880 is always (based on) human computer values.

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Thanks to Martin Siebert and Jimmy Walter for these links


 

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Fish Stew

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:39

A reader sent me a link from a 1993 article that shows how woefully ignorant we once were when it came to underwater volcanoes. 

I actually featured this article in Not by Fire but by Ice. Here is an excerpt from Chapter 10, “Fish Stew.”

Chapter 10
Fish Stew

Underwater volcanoes affect our lives and our weather in ways we don’t understand. But how can we understand, when we don’t know how many there are? How can we understand, when we keep finding new ones by the thousands?

Marine geophysicists aboard the research vessel Melville recently discovered 1,133 previously unmapped underwater volcanoes about 600 miles northwest of Easter Island. (Easter Island is about 2,300 miles west of Chile in the South Pacific.)

And they’re huge. Some of the newly-found volcanoes rise almost a mile and a half above the seafloor. Even then, their peaks remain about a mile and a half below the water’s surface. Consisting of both seamounts and volcanic cones, they’re packed into an area of 55,000 square miles, about the size of New York state.

Scientists were shocked. “We thought we would find a few dozen new volcanoes,” said Ken Macdonald at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “Instead we found over 1,000 that had never been mapped before.” It’s the greatest concentration of geologically active volcanoes on earth. (New York Times, 14 Feb 1993, link below)

We have no idea how many volcanoes may be lurking beneath the seas. Oceanographers previously believed there were about 10,000. But now? It’s up for grabs. Only five percent of the ocean floor has ever been mapped in detail, said Macdonald.

What we do know, is that underwater volcanoes pump awesome amounts of heat into the seas.

End excerpt.

That was in 1993. Today, scientists estimate that there are more than three million underwater volcanoes.

And we wonder what is heating our seas?

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/02/14/world/a-vast-volcano-cluster-is-found-rumbling-in-depths-of-the-pacific.html

Thanks to Ray Kraft for this reminder

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How can a country prosper under this kind of nonsense? 

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:05

Question: No matter what country you live in, would you want a leader who refuses to put your own country first? Or would you want a leader who strives to build up your country?

Would you want a leader who saddles you with ever more rules, laws and regulations? Or would you want a leader who frees you from such shackles?

President Trump gave a speech on June 9th concerning regulatory reform that should have been front page news across the country. Instead, resounding silence.

Even though the media seems to hate him, ordinary Americans are thankful for a President brave enough to begin removing our chains. I am personally thankful for a President smart enough to know that the human-caused global warming nonsense is just that – nonsense.

Here are excerpts from the President’s inspiring speech.

We are here today to focus on solving one of the biggest obstacles to creating this new and desperately needed infrastructure, and that is the painfully slow, costly, and time-consuming process of getting permits and approvals to build. And I also knew that from the private sector. It is a long, slow, unnecessarily burdensome process. My administration is committed to ending these terrible delays once and for all. The excruciating wait time for permitting has inflicted enormous financial pain to cities and states all throughout our nation and has blocked many important projects from ever getting off the ground…

For too long, America has poured trillions and trillions of dollars into rebuilding foreign countries while allowing our own country—the country that we love—and its infrastructure to fall into a state of total disrepair. We have structurally deficient bridges, clogged roads, crumbling dams and locks. Our rivers are in trouble. Our railways are aging. And chronic traffic that slows commerce and diminishes our citizens’ quality of life. Other than that, we’re doing very well. Instead of rebuilding our country, Washington has spent decades building a dense thicket of rules, regulations and red tape. It took only four years to build the Golden Gate Bridge and five years to build the Hoover Dam and less than one year to build the Empire State Building. People don’t believe that. It took less than one year. But today, it can take 10 years and far more than that just to get the approvals and permits needed to build a major infrastructure project.

These charts beside me are actually a simplified version of our highway permitting process. It includes 16 different approvals involving 10 different federal agencies being governed by 26 different statutes. As one example—and this happened just 30 minutes ago—I was sitting with a great group of people responsible for their state’s economic development and roadways. All of you are in the room now. And one gentleman from Maryland was talking about an 18-mile road. And he brought with him some of the approvals that they’ve gotten and paid for. They spent $29 million for an environmental report, weighing 70 pounds and costing $24,000 per page.

How can a country prosper under this kind of nonsense?

I was not elected to continue a failed system. I was elected to change it. All of us in government service were elected to solve the problems that have plagued our nation. We are here to think big, to act boldly, and to rise above the petty partisan squabbling of Washington D.C. We are here to take action. It’s time to start building in our country, with American workers and with American iron and aluminum and steel. It’s time to put up soaring new infrastructure that inspires pride in our people and our towns.

No longer can we allow these rules and regulations to tie down our economy, chain up our prosperity, and sap our great American spirit. That is why we will lift these restrictions and unleash the full potential of the United States of America. We will get rid of the redundancy and duplication that wastes your time and your money.

Together, we will build projects to inspire our youth, employ our workers, and create true prosperity for our people. We will pour new concrete, lay new brick, and watch new sparks light our factories as we forge metal from the furnaces of our Rust Belt and our beloved heartland—which has been forgotten. It’s not forgotten anymore.

We will put new American steel into the spine of our country. American workers will construct gleaming new lanes of commerce across our landscape. They will build these monuments from coast to coast, and from city to city. And with these new roads, bridges, airports and seaports, we will embark on a wonderful new journey into a bright and glorious future. We will build again. We will grow again. We will thrive again. And we will make America great again.

See entire speech here:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/06/09/remarks-president-trump-regulatory-relief


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Paris agreement would have accomplished almost nothing – Video

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 15:21

Even if its cuts to carbon dioxide emissions were fully implemented for the rest of the century, the accord would decrease temperatures by the year 2100 by just 0.023°F.  Bjorn Lomborg explains.

This is using the UN’s own climate prediction model.

The cost of the Paris Climate Accord would likely cost $1 to 2 trillion dollars every year. That means we would spend at least one hundred trillion ($100,000,000,000,000) by the end of the century. For almost nothing in return.

“Turns out that those politicians who gathered in Paris, Frace, could learn a lot from Paris, Texas,” says Lomborg.

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Bjørn Lomborg is a Danish author and adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School as well as President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. He is former director of the Danish government’s Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen.

Lomborg became internationally known for his best-selling and controversial book, The Skeptical Environmentalist.

Time Magazine declared Lomborg one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/30/bjorn-lomborg-climate-change-profile

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B8rn_Lomborg

Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this info


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Yellowstone eruption could trigger global warming AND an ice age

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 13:02

In one article, The Express manages to claim that an eruption will cause both warming and cooling. How’s that for having it both ways?

Concerning the recent earthquake swarm at Yellowstone National Park, The Express warns that an eruption could cause global warming. Here’s a direct quote from the article:

“Italian geologist Mario Tozzi warned Yellowstone’s eruption could cover the entire United States, cause a the planet’s temperature to rise and a reduction of the polar ice caps. 

It would lead to a rise in sea levels worldwide – submerging Venice, New York and London.”

However, further down in the article – the same article – The Express has this to say:

“If a mega eruption of Yellowstone, one of the world’s largest supervolcanoes, happened so much toxic ash and moult on rock would be hurled into the atmosphere it could block out sunlight and trigger a nuclear-winter type effect or even a mini ice age. “

I love it. So scientific. I wonder what “moult on rock” looks like.

Just to be clear as to my stance, if Yellowstone should erupt in its supervolcano form, I think the entire planet would descend into an ice age within days.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/818294

Thanks to Periwinkle for this link – and for a good laugh.


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Intense snowfall in Argentina knocks out power to two cities

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 14:25

The National Meteorological Service issued an intense snowfall warning for Chubut.

The warning includes the west and center of Chubut, the cordillera area of ​​Mendoza, the west of Neuquén, the west and center of Río Negro and the cordillera area of ​​San Juan, in addition to the north of Santa Cruz. For all this sector expect more intense and persistent snowfall until at least dawn tomorrow.

In the west and center of Chubut, north of Santa Cruz and center-south of Río Negro, the accumulated snow would be between 40 and 75 cm (16 to 30 inches), with higher amounts, predicting the highest values ​​in the north center of Chubut.

Heavy snow is also expected on the high mountain ranges of Mendoza and San Juan, with estimated values ​​of accumulated snow of one meter (more than 3 ft). On western Neuquén and west of Rio Negro the amounts of accumulated snow are estimated between 30 and 60 cm (12 to 24 inches).

Esquel lost electricity from Thursday night until mid-morning yesterday. The service now runs intermittently. Several schools suspended activities and there are municipal holidays.

The snow accumulated in the lines that supply energy to Esquel and Trevelin, caused the cut of the supply in both cities.

Route 259 between Esquel and Trevelin is impassable due to the accumulation of snow and ice.

http://www.diariojornada.com.ar/190012/politica/chubut_con_mucha_nieve_y_mucha_lluvia/

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2034245-chubut-un-intenso-temporal-de-nieve-y-lluvia-afecta-la-provinciahttp://bucket2.glanacion.com/anexos/fotos/17/2474117h765.jpg

http://repo.diariojornada.com.ar/imagenes/2017/6/16/387459_058_slider.jpg

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links


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Heavy snowfall disrupts rescue of mine workers

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 14:11

Heavy snowfall in southern Chile has complicated efforts to rescue two miners who have been trapped for a week at Mandalay Resources’ (TSX:MND) mine, after the section in which they were working was flooded.

Rescue efforts are focused on diverting the water and trying to make contact with the miners, who have about three days of air left.

It’s unknown whether the missing miners are still alive.

Cerro Bayo mine, which produced around 14,000 ounces of gold and 1.7 million ounces of silver last year, is located in Chile’s Aysén region, the country’s least populated, but one with abundance of lakes and glaciers.

http://www.mining.com/heavy-snowfall-disrupts-rescue-miners-trapped-mandalays-mine-chile/

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link


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Earthquake swarm in Yellowstone National Park

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 11:15

16 Jun 2017 – “As of 10 a.m. this morning we had located a total of 235 earthquakes in the area,” said Jamie Farrell, University of Utah research professor of seismology.

Recent Yellowstone Earthquakes as of 16 Jun 2017 – Courtesy University of Utah

Yellowstone gets about 1,500 to 2,000 earthquakes every year, so this activity is fairly normal, Farrell said.

As of Friday morning, his the University of Utah seismologists weren’t seeing anything volcanic in nature.

Molten lava lake – Courtesy Royal Holloway University of London

However, a recent article on Forbes.com revealed that a massive lake of molten carbon the size of Mexico lies beneath the super volcano, prompting at least one website to sound an alarm.

Subduction zone – Courtesy Columbia edu

The Forbes article goes on to describe how subduction could have created the lava lake (image above).

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/yellowstone_national_park/scientists-tracking-earthquake-swarm-in-northern-yellowstone-park/article_6643afcf-6dbe-5f18-ba2b-2b839d8e3f5f.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/northwest-yellowstone-area-sees-earthquake-swarm/2017/06/16/e2104df2-52a5-11e7-b74e-0d2785d3083d_story.html?utm_term=.80be1977322e

A Massive Lake Of Molten Carbon The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered Under The US
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/04/30/a-massive-lake-of-molten-carbon-the-size-of-mexico-was-just-discovered-under-the-us/#21d29308420b

Yellowstone Super Volcano Being Monitored by NASA SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy)
https://beforeitsnews.com/paranormal/2017/06/yellowstone-super-volcano-being-monitored-by-nasa-sofia-via-flightradar24-video-2525064.html

http://strangesounds.org/2017/06/yellowstone-awekening-m4-5-earthquake-hits-yellowstone-and-nasa-flying-the-worlds-largest-airborne-observatory-over-the-supervocano-video.html

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine, Salvatore Del Prete and Steven Rowlandson for these links

 

“That ought to put the SO2 in the stratosphere,” says Steven. “Meanwhile at the YVO geoscientists and interested individuals are watching a quake swarm in progress located ESE of Hebgen Lake since June 12th. So far it is considered to be mostly tectonic but its proximity to the Yellowstone super volcano is interesting. There are other quake swarms recorded north of the caldera near Holmes Hill and Norris Junction. This raises the question, what is putting the pressure on the rocks causing them to crack? Tectonic forces or magmatic intrusion? Or a bit of both perhaps.”

http://quake.utah.edu/monitoring-research/station-map
http://quake.utah.edu/station/heli/YMR.png
http://quake.utah.edu/earthquake-center/quake-map


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Major eruption of Bezymianny volcano

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:11

Propels ash more than 7 miles above sea level.

A major explosive eruption took place at Russia’s Bezymianny volcano this morning (16 June 2017), propelling ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Tokyo VAAC. It is the strongest eruption of this volcano since September 2012.

Bezymianny, now considered one the most active volcanoes in the world, erupted for the first time in recorded history in 1955. Within six months, it produced a total volume of eruptive products over 3 cubic kilometers (0.72 cubic miles).

For comparison, the 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens produced 1.3 cubic kilometers (0.3 cubic miles) of ash.

Prior to its 1955 eruption, Bezymianny had been considered extinct.

https://watchers.news/2017/06/16/bezymianny-eruption-june-16-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thanks to Don Brown and Guy Wilson for this link


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Sheveluch volcano propels ash more than 7 miles into the sky

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:27

A major eruption started at Russia’s Sheveluch volcano on June 14, 2017. propelling  ash to a height of 12 km (39 360 feet) above sea level.

KVERT warned that explosions up to 15 km (49 200 feet) could occur at any time. The Aviation Color Code was raised from Orange to Red.

Sheveluch volcano (also spelled Shiveluch) is one of Kamchatka’s largest and most active volcanoes.

https://watchers.news/2017/06/15/sheveluch-eruption-june-14-2017/

Thanks to Don Brown and Guy Wilson for this link


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Bernie supporter treats Trump better than do many members of the GOP

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 20:05

Calls other GOP leadership mundane, passive, and sometimes petulant.

Camille Paglia – Courtesy Wikipedia

“I fail to see the “chaos” in the White House that the mainstream media (as well as conservative Never Trumpers) keep harping on —or rather, I see no more chaos than was abundantly present during the first six months of both the Clinton and Obama administrations,” says author Camille Paglia.

Professor Paglia, a registered Democrat who voted for Bernie Sanders, actually has some very kind words about the President.

“Trump seems to be methodically trying to fulfill his campaign promises, notably regarding the economy and deregulation—the approaches to which will always be contested in our two-party system,” says Paglia. “His progress has thus far been in stops and starts, partly because of the passivity, and sometimes petulance, of the mundane GOP leadership.”

In this article (link below) Paglia admits that she initially did not take Trump’s candidacy seriously. She then provides a scathing – and spot on – review of the other candidates, showing why they deserved to lose.

“Donald Trump won the nomination fair and square against a host of serious, experienced opponents who simply failed to connect with a majority of GOP primary voters,” says Paglia.

I think you will enjoy this article. Paglia’s writing is a joy to read.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/camille-paglia-on-trump-democrats-transgenderism-and-islamist-terror/article/2008464

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Trump approval rating holding at 47 percent

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:27

Despite continued relentless attacks by the mainstream media.

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Today’s Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance.

Keep up the good work, President Trump!

A sizable number of voters, including most Republicans, believe former FBI Director James Comey should be punished for leaking to the media.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_jun15


 

 

 

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Many California roads still snowbound

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:56

Crews have been digging, blowing, plowing and blasting the record-breaking snowpack for months — but many roads are still closed.

“We’re almost at the middle of June and we still have lots of passes that aren’t open,” said Florene Trainor, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation.

Highway 120, the only road through Yosemite, remained closed this week as crews dig out from snows that topped 20 feet (6 meters) and snowdrifts easily more than 50 feet (15 meters) deep.

See entire article:
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Snowbound-California-roads-still-getting-a-major-11221528.php

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine and Dean Koehler for this link


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Seven feet of snow hampering Colorado marathon

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:36
Snowdrifts in some areas up to seven feet (2+ meters) high. 

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As of two days ago, runners in Colorado were still clearing snow from their marathon path. In fact, there was so much snow that they could ski as of last weekend.

“Due to late season snowfall in the Rocky Mountains, the organizers of the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half Marathon are still shoveling out trails to prepare for race day,” says competitor.com.

The shovelers are clearing snowdrifts in some areas up to seven feet (2+ meters) high.

http://running.competitor.com/2017/06/news/june-marathon-snow-leadville_165146

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link


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Record snowmelt and raging rivers claim 21 lives

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 19:53

In Utah, California and Wyoming, raging rivers caused by heavy winter snowfall – record snowfall in some cases – have overflowed their banks and are expected to remain extremely dangerous for several more weeks.

The rampaging rivers have claimed the lives of at least 21 people across the America’s West so far this season.

With such hazardous conditions, officials have closed sections of rivers popular with swimmers, rafters and fishing enthusiasts.

“The force of that water pounds people into rocks and sends them over waterfalls,” said Eric LaPrice, a U.S. Forest Service district ranger at the Giant Sequoia National Monument in central California.

https://watchers.news/2017/06/13/record-snowmelt-raging-rivers-us-west/

Thanks to John of Cloverdale, WA, Australia for this link


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Record cold across Nevada – Heavy snowfall in the mountains

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:26

Rare winter-like storm brings heavy snowfall, sets new records.

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13 June 2017 – Several daily low temperatures and rainfall records were set yesterday across central and northern Nevada. On the same day, the state’s mountainous regions received an estimated 6 – 12 inches (15 – 30 cm) of snow.

The rare winter-like storm hit parts of California and Nevada on July 11 and 12, 2017, dumping measurable snow on Lake Tahoe on the California/and Nevada border.

Three locations recorded daily low max temperatures:

Elko Airport new record: 45 °F (7.2 °C)
Old record of 56 °F (13.3 °C) was set in 1970

Eureka Airport new record: 52 °F (11.1 °C)
Old record of 55 °F (12.8 °C) was set in 2010

Tonopah Airport:
Tied old record of 62 °F (16.7 °C) set in 1998

Winnemucca Airport new record: 50 °F (10 °C)
Old record of 58 °F (14.4 °C) was set in 1923

Record daily low temperature was measured at:

Tonopah Airport new record: 34 °F (1.1 °C).
Old record of 37 °F (2.8 °C) was set in 1980.

Also, two stations reported record daily precipitation and measurable snow was reported for the first time at Elko and Ely airports.

https://watchers.news/2017/06/14/nevada-snow-storm-june-12-2017/

Weather Service Twitter Message:
https://twitter.com/NWSReno/status/874789302168944641/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwatchers.news%2F2017%2F06%2F14%2Fnevada-snow-storm-june-12-2017%2F


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Climate-change expedition scrapped due to very severe ice conditions

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 18:44

A team of scientists – aboard an icebreaker, mind you! – had to abandon their expedition because of hazardous ice conditions. Ice chunks measured 16 to 26 feet (5 to 8 m) thick.

The “very icy conditions” were caused by climate change, says the group’s leader.

Photo courtesy Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans

12 Jun 2017 – About 40 scientists were using the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen for a 133-day expedition across the Arctic,  part of a $17-million, four-year project to look at the effects of climate change.

They began their trip on May 25 in Quebec City, but due to bad ice conditions off the coast of Newfoundland, the icebreaker was diverted to help ferries and fishing boats stuck in the ice. Some had even took on water.

‘Very severe ice conditions’

According to the Canadian Coast Guard, the conditions were unlike anything ever seen before in the area.

“It was just extreme ice conditions that required everything that we’ve got in order to make sure we were able to provide the services,” said Julie Gascon, the coast guard’s assistant commissioner for the central and Arctic region.

Strong northeastern winds started packing in ice in late April and never stopped, said Gascon. The result was sea ice conditions treacherous for even an icebreaker to navigate.

“We never had any issues in the past of this nature,” she said. “Very severe ice conditions.”

According to David Barber, a climate change scientist at the University of Manitoba and leader of the expedition, the thick, dense ice had traveled down from the High Arctic.

“It’s very much a climate-change driven phenomenon,” said Barber. “When you reduce the extent of the ice and reduce the thickness of it, it becomes more mobile.”

The warming action can loosen ice and broken icebergs can travel long distances on ocean currents, said Barber.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/climate-change-study-1.4157216

See also:
http://www.youngcons.com/global-warming-study-gets-cancelled-because-of-unprecedented-ice/

Thanks to Norman Smith and Sir Vancelot for these links


 

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Snake-oil Salesman Ups the Ante – Says God Told Him to Fight Global Warming

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 16:16

Former Vice President Al Gore is now telling his climate disciples that God commands us to go forth and fight global warming.

While promoting  his new global warming film “An Inconvenient Sequel,” Gore compared the fight against global warming to a religious-based, moral crusade similar to the civil rights fight, women’s suffrage, and the abolitionist movement during the Civil War era.

Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is filled with mistaken assertions and failed predictions, says this article on Breitbart. “Despite the many inaccuracies of his previous film, in an interview last year Gore still insisted that he “underestimated” how bad global warming is.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/09/al-gore-says-god-told-fight-global-warming/

Thanks to Kevin A and Sir Vancelot for this link


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Heavy snowfall in Wyoming

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:43

Webcam shot of US 26, Wind River Lake, WY – 13 June 2017

(0.7 miles west of Teton/Fremont County Line)

Photo courtesy State of Wyoming

See more webcam views:
http://www.wyoroad.info/highway/webcameras/US26287WindRiverLake/US26287WindRiverLake.html

Thanks to J Philip Peterson for this link


 

 

 

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