Feb 27 21:14

Battle to keep the Hudson open: Ice breakers sent out in New York big freeze as hundreds flock to see ice caves opened by perfect winter conditions

The relentless snow and winter storms sweeping the country will continue into March after one of the coldest months in history.

Dozens of states will be hit by yet another Arctic blast over the weekend and into next week with meteorologists predicting almost everywhere east of the Rockies will experience temperatures between 10 and 30 degrees below average, and on Saturday there is snow expected in all 50 states, something that has not happened since the second week of February in 2010.

And with many bodies of water on or near the Eastern seaboard freezing over, the U.S. Coast Guard has been forced to deploy ice breakers to clear shipping lanes in the Hudson Valley and the Delaware River in Philadelphia.

In Wisconsin meanwhile, conditions have allowed for the creation of beautiful ice caves, as the water trickling down the caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on lake Superior freezes over.

Feb 27 12:38

February 2015 Breaks 100-Year-Old Denver Snow Record

February 2015 officially broke the record as Denver’s snowiest February in history on Thursday evening.

The most snow ever recorded in Denver for the month of February was 22.1 inches, back in 1912. That stood for over 100 years, until Thursday.

Feb 27 12:15

Coldest February in 140 years grips Detroit in deep freeze

The last time February was colder in Detroit, Ulysses S. Grant was president, the city's garages were horse barns and the first Carhartt jacket had yet to be sewn.

With one day to go, February 2015's average temperature is 14.5 degrees. That's the coldest since 1875, when the average temperature was 12.2 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

And Friday's high isn't expected to be much more than 20 degrees, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Thompson.

Feb 27 12:02

February now coldest month on record in London

The City of London is marking the coldest month on record this February, beating the last low by a whole degree.

According to Environment Canada, the mean temperature in London so far this month has been -12.7 C, that's 8.2 C below the normal average of -4.5 C.

The previous coldest February on record was in 1978, when the average temperature was -11.7 C.

Feb 27 12:01

Record snow? Weekend storm may break Boston record

Boston may hit a snowfall record this weekend as another round of snow moves in Sunday night.

Models show the system bringing only 3 to 6 inches across the region, but that may be enough to topple the snowfall total record for Boston.

Feb 27 12:01

Four photos of slush waves that’ll chill your bones

If only photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh had a specially designed “slurfboard,” he could be riding the semi-frozen waves rolling onto the shores of Nantucket. Instead, the intrepid photographer resorted snapping these shots while “absolutely freezing on the beach.”

“When I pulled up to the beach I could see the horizon just look strange,” he wrote, adding that the high temperature that day was a bone-chilling 19 degrees. “When I got to the top off the dunes I saw that beginning about 300 yards away from the shoreline the ocean was starting to freeze.”

Feb 27 12:00

Slurpee waves! The moment semi-frozen breakers rolled ashore in New England amid record cold

Plummeting temperatures have broken hundreds of winter records across the country - making February one of the coldest months in history.

But in New England, it has gotten so cold even the waves are starting to freeze.

These incredible photos of so-called 'slurpee waves' were taken by surfer Jonathan Nimerfroh in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

He took his camera out when he noticed the horizon looked strange - and then spotted the surf had turn slushy.

Feb 27 11:59

Forecast: Record cold Thursday night in SE Michigan

Instead, clearing skies, dry air, light wind, and an Arctic airmass overhead are perfect conditions for another night of radiational cooling (we’ve seen so many this winter) -- a very efficient mechanism for sharply falling temperatures. By dawn Friday, temperatures in the Urban Heat Island should be close to our official record low of -4°, set back in 1934.

Feb 27 10:19


After a dismally cold winter, New Yorkers are looking to spring to put a long-overdue end to filthy snow and frozen fingers.

Feb 27 09:27

1974 – BBC Warned Of A New Ice Age Within Our Lifetime

A new ice age could grip the world within the lifetime of present generations, Britons were warned yesterday.

“The threat of a new ice age must now stand along side nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale ‘ death and misery for mankind”, said science writer Nigel Calder, who compiled the program for the British Broad casting Corporation.

Feb 27 09:26

Michigan February Temperatures Falling At 69 Degrees Per Century

Thanks to your SUV, February temperatures in Michigan are falling at 69 degrees per century, and are 24 degrees cooler this year than 1998.

Feb 27 08:33

Seven extreme cold warnings issued in K-W in 2015, frigid temperatures expected once again today

Bundle up, we are under another extreme cold warning with wind chill values expected to dip into the -30?s Friday morning.

This is the seventh extreme cold warning issued in Waterloo Region this year, five of those issued in February alone.

Feb 27 08:23

BEX ALERT - This winter is sunniest since records began

This winter is set to become the sunniest since records began in 1929.

Feb 26 15:31

Undersea Volcanoes May Be Impacting Climate Change

A new study claims that volcanic eruptions along the ocean floor may impact earth’s climate cycle and that predictive models, including those that analyze humanity’s impact on climate change, may need to be modified.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Snap quiz: How many active volcanoes and thermal vents are there on the floors of the world's oceans? Don't know? Don;t feel bad; it's a trick question. Nobody knows how many active volcanoes and thermal vents are there on the floors of the world's oceans. And if they don't know that, then any models are just expensive computerized wild-assed guesses on which national policy (meaning a carbon tax) should not be based.

Feb 26 15:30

Inhofe Mocks ‘Global Warming’ With Snowball Toss on Senate Floor

Sen. Jim Inhofe, who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, tossed a snowball on the Senate floor as part of a speech expressing skepticism about the reality of climate change. The Oklahoma Republican opened by showing pictures of an igloo his daughter’s family built during a snowstorm five years ago, when he said “the hysteria on global warming” began.

Feb 26 15:29

BEX ALERT - Scientists now know why global warming has slowed down and it’s not good news for us

It’s been called the “hiatus,” “pause,” or “slowdown” and has been a favored meme of climate skeptics for years.

Despite the continued increase of greenhouse gas emissions from us, rise of global surface temperatures has been easing since 1998.

Two new studies published this week examine the origins of the“pause,” and, surprisingly, suggest that it may persist for years even in our notably warming world.

Feb 26 11:29

Near record low possible Thursday night in Ann Arbor

We're in for a cold day and snowy weekend, Ann Arbor.

The temperature was 8 degrees Fahrenheit at about 7 a.m. Feb. 26 at Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

While temperatures are set to rise as high as 13 degrees on Thursday, night will be the greatest concern when temperatures could fall to near record lows, according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook by the National Weather Service.

Feb 26 11:29

February on track for coldest on record in Tri Cities, Weather Service says

Saginaw and the surrounding area has been cold this month.

So cold, according to the National Weather Service, that it could be the coldest February on record.

Feb 26 11:25

More record-breaking cold on tap before it turns warmer

February's arctic grip on New Jersey will continue to throw down the gauntlet to daily record lows to close out the month, but less extreme conditions are on the way -- and soon.

Although, residents today felt temperatures in the mid 30s, which was significantly warmer than the last few days, it was still on the colder side of historical averages for this time of year.

Tonight, the Garden State will drop back into the teens with a slight wind.

Feb 26 11:25

Maine cold weather records falling as fast as temperatures themselves

With four days left until the end of the month, everything remains on track for this to go down as the coldest February on record in Caribou and Bangor.

“We are still teetering on the brink of breaking the February record,” Tony Mignon, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Caribou, said late Tuesday night. “But there is not much left in the month and it looks like it will be pretty cold for the most part.”

An average temperature of 2.4 degrees — 10.9 degrees below normal for the month — has folks in northern Maine toughing it out as best they can.

Feb 26 11:22

BEX ALERT - Even as the eastern U.S. freezes, there’s less cold air in winter than ever before

Yet, in what may seem like a paradox, the amount of wintertime cold air circulating around the Northern Hemisphere is shrinking to record low levels. This winter (2014-2015) is on track to see the most depleted cold air supply ever measured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can you believe these guys? "Yes it was very cold, but it's just an itty-bitty-teensy-weensy cold and should not cause you to ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER doubt the most holy revealed dogma of human-caused global warming, as handed down by the First Church of Saint Al of the Gore!"

And this frozen pile of bovine excrement is coming from no less than the Washington Post (that bastion of truth in the Watergate days), and supposed official word from the US Government.

Back in 2000, the Carbonazis were claiming there would be no more snow and ice because of human-caused global warming. Only last November the media proclaimed that this winter, unlike the several before it, would see no new cold weather records. And here we are, with centuries-old cold records falling like flies on the doorstep to March, and still they are pushing the global warming agenda.

Has the Washington Post no shame? Are they on drugs? Do they own stock in carbon trading firms? Or do they just lack the courage and integrity to admit they were wrong?

Feb 26 07:50

CBC now saying record cold and snow created by human-caused global warming!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These Carbonazis never stop!

Feb 25 15:12

Boston Tops 100 Inches Of Snow In Record-Setting Winter

Boston eclipsed 100 inches of snow in a season for just the second time in recorded history Wednesday morning.

Feb 25 12:39

Bad news for warmists: Sun has entered 'weakest solar cycle in a century'

The conceit that human production of carbon dioxide is capable of driving the earth’s climate is running smack into the sun. CO2 accounts for a mere 0.039% of the atmosphere, while the sun accounts for 99.86% of all of the mass in our entire solar system. And Ol’ Sol is not taking the insult lightly. Vencore Weather reports:

For the past 5 days, solar activity has been very low and one measure of solar activity – its X-ray output – has basically flatlined in recent days (plot below courtesy NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center). Not since cycle 14 peaked in February 1906 has there been a solar cycle with fewer sunspots.

Feb 25 12:38

FLASHBACK 2013 - Solar activity heads for lowest low in four centuries

The sun's activity is in free fall, according to a leading space physicist. But don't expect a little ice age. "Solar activity is declining very fast at the moment," Mike Lockwood, professor of space environmental physics at Reading University, UK, told New Scientist. "We estimate faster than at any time in the last 9300 years."

Feb 25 12:37

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.

Feb 25 12:36

Temperatures dip to minus 11, setting record low

This morning’s temperature of minus 11 just after 5 a.m. broke a 101-year-old record, according to the National Weather Service.

Feb 25 12:36

February continues to break cold temperature records

The Finger Lakes region continues to break cold-temperature records this February, and temperatures will likely stay low until the end of the month.

Ithaca-area residents woke up to another morning in the negatives. At one point this morning, it was -19.1 degrees in Ithaca, according to data from the Northeast Regional Climate Center on Game Farm Road in Ithaca.

Feb 25 12:36

February is four days from hitting official record as coldest ever

The coldest month in Buffalo’s 145 years of weather-keeping is four days from being consigned to the record books. The only questions remaining are what the final tallies will show.

Feb 25 12:35

Relentless Record Cold Tightens Grip Across U.S.

Twenty-three states had temperatures at or below zero on Tuesday as snow, sleet, and rain paralyzed parts of the South.

Feb 25 11:43

See ice covering Tahquamenon Falls

Ice has covered Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

"The water is flowing beneath the ice, but we have never seen the left side froze over before," the Tahquamenon Falls State Park posted on Facebook on Tuesday.

Feb 25 11:01

How long before you can WALK to Brooklyn? Manhattan is encased in the worst ice for a decade as river freezes

With huge lumps of ice appearing to fuse together and no sign of the freezing weather abating any time soon New Yorkers could be forgiven for wondering whether they will soon be able to walk across the East River to Brooklyn.

Ferry operators have described it as the worst winter they have experienced in 28-years as they were forced to shut down after huge ice sheets, up to 18 inches thick, formed on the surface.

Feb 25 10:39

Huge Increase In Old/Thick Arctic Sea Ice

The amount of Arctic sea ice at least three years old is up 37% since 2011. But even worse news for alarmists is that the old/thick ice is located on the Alaska side of the Arctic, where it will inhibit summer melt.

Feb 25 10:38

Coldest Start To The Year On Record In The Northeast US

When the final data comes in for this month, 2015 will be the coldest January/February on record in the Northeastern US, with 148 record lows for every record high.

Feb 25 10:36

Global Warming in Buffalo, New York!

Feb 25 08:16

Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 | 100+ Year Temperature Records Dropping Like Flies & 10.7cm Flux Down 30%

So yet again, the sun has fallen absolutely silent, and has been so for three days. This comes at the presumed height of the current solar maximum in April ’14. We can see that the F10.7cm flux – a measure of UV radiation – is down approximately 30% from 3 months ago.

NASA’s own website ( states that the F10.7 flux is “an important indicator of solar activity because it tends to follow the changes in the solar ultraviolet that influence the Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere.” Decreasing UV radiation, lower solar winds, allow for more cosmic radiation from interstellar space to interact with the upper atmosphere and leads to greater cloud formation. More clouds means more sunlight refracted before hitting the surface of the planet, which leads to more cooling effects.

Feb 24 22:10

UN climate head resigns amid sexual allegations

The head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, resigns amid sexual harassment allegations by a 29-year-old female researcher at an institute he runs in India.

The 74-year-old Indian and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, who had been the chairman of the IPCC since 2002, submitted his letter of resignation on Tuesday to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

“The IPCC needs strong leadership and dedication of time and full attention by the Chair in the immediate future, which under the current circumstances I may be unable to provide,” he wrote in his letter, without referring to the allegations.

The woman, who works at Pachauri’s Delhi-based Energy and Resources Institute, has lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police, claiming that Pachauri had repeatedly treated her inappropriately, both physically and through emails, texts and WhatsApp messages.

Pachauri has rejected the accusations, saying his email account and mobile phone were hacked.

Feb 24 18:53

Betrayed By Science, The Church of Global Warming Can Still Burn a Heretic or Two

To appreciate the psychology of the global-warming cult, one must understand a few contextual details. Most importantly, these are times of panic for the Church of Global Warming. Science has failed them. The global warming they predicted is going into its third decade of not happening. Polar ice and sea levels aren’t doing what they predicted. Much of their seminal research has been exposed as academic fraud, based on cute little games like ignoring large periods of history that don’t conform to their man-made climate change models, fudging temperature measurements, and changing the methodology for recording and estimating global temperatures at during different historical periods. Their recent attempts to scare up a few headlines favorable to the movement, such as the big media fuss about 2014 being the “hottest year in history,” have collapsed under scrutiny as exaggerations or outright falsifications.

Feb 24 17:04

Climate researcher questions Cyclone Marcia’s category 5 status

A CLIMATE researcher at Central Queensland University has claimed the weather bureau’s Cyclone Marcia forecasts were inaccurate and irresponsible.

Jennifer Morohasy said the bureau had used computer modelling rather than early readings from weather stations to determine that Marcia was a category 5 cyclone, not a category 3.

Feb 24 17:03

Views on global warming led to weather bureau staff exaggerating strength of Cyclone Marcia, claims scientist

WEATHER bureau staff are so blinded by the view that global warming will produce more intense cyclones that they exaggerated Cyclone Marcia’s size, a scientist says.

Jennifer Marohasy said the bureau had invested hundreds of millions in having researchers investigate the impacts of human-induced global warming and this had coloured its views.

“They want to have more intense cyclones. (As Marcia passed) they ignored the observational data and it’s not good enough,” she said.

Feb 24 15:53

Invasion of the Snow People! Massive snowfall is forcing North Americans to dig snow tunnels to get around this winter

Old Man Winter has dropped so much snow in North America in the last few months people are running out of places to put it all - so they're tunneling through it instead.

Pictures of snow tunnels have been popping up on social media for the past few weeks and they will probably keep coming as long as the Siberian Express and other storms continue to roll in.

Here are a few stories of the next generation of Mole People - the Snow People...

Feb 24 15:51

Manhattan encased in the worst ice since 2004 as Hudson freezes: Cold snap that's more intense than the Polar Vortex reduces New York harbor to sea of white

Freezing temperatures in New York have left the Manhattan encased in a layer of ice, int he worst freezing of the Hudson River that the Coast Guard has seen since 2004.

The extreme cold - worse even than that experienced during 2014's Polar Vortex, but over a shorter period - means that the U.S. Coast Guard is using nine boats of varying sizes to cut pathways through the ice, which this year has been up to 1.5 feet thick, to ensure that vital supplies can continue to be delivered through the winter months.

Feb 24 15:32

ICE AGE NOW: Global Cooling Continues - Hudson River Freezes Over In New York, 120 Miles Of 1.5 FEET OF THICK SNOW; Minnesota Records A "TEETH-CHATTERING" -41C Degrees!

In some places the 120-mile long river is coated in ice 1.5ft thick, forcing the authorities to deploy icebreakers.

Feb 24 15:11

RK Pachauri steps down as IPCC chief after sexual harassment allegations

Environmentalist RK Pachauri on Tuesday stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following charges of sexual harassment even after denying the accusation.

The decision of Pachauri, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman employee of TERI, was made public by the IPCC at its ongoing 3-day 41st Session from Tuesday.

The bureau of the UN's IPCC agreed on Tuesday to designate Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli as acting chair.
The development follows the decision by Pachauri to step down as the chairman of the IPCC, a press release said on Tuesday.

Feb 24 13:06

Heavy snow en route to Grand Rapids, low visibility reported along Lakeshore

The heaviest batch of Tuesday's snow now is hitting the Lakeshore, with visibilities less than a quarter mile being reported, according to the weather service.

And it's making a beeline for the Grand Rapids metro area.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday for all of West Michigan concerning snow, windy conditions and brutally cold wind chill readings.

Feb 24 12:49

Snow makes travel hazardous, shuts Mackinac Bridge

Snow and wind are making travel difficult in parts of Michigan, forcing officials to shut down the Mackinac Bridge.

State police say the shutdown Tuesday morning comes amid near-zero visibility from blowing snow in the Straits of Mackinac. The five-mile bridge connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas.

Feb 24 10:13



Feb 24 09:48

Syracuse sets record-breaking cold temperatures, receives above average snow accumulation for month of February

The last few weeks in Syracuse haven’t just been cold — they’ve been historically cold.

As of Monday, this month marks the coldest February in the city of Syracuse since 1902.

Feb 24 09:47

Boulder Breaks Snow Total Record For February, Denver’s February Also One Of Snowiest

Snow totals continue coming in for the storm system that has been hitting Colorado over the past few days, and there are some impressive stats.

Boulder broke a record for the month of February — for both the snowiest and wettest February on record.

Westminster checked in with 20.5 inches, apparently the highest snow total we’ve seen in the Denver metro area.

Feb 24 09:47

Wednesday Storm Could Break Denver’s All-Time February Snow Record

With two more storms to arrive before the month ends, Denver is inching toward a new mark in the record books.

This past weekend’s long-duration storm event brought 10.5 inches officially, bringing the total snow so far in February to 17.2 inches.

That’s just 4.9 inches shy of tying the all-time snowiest February on record when 22.1 inches fell in 1912.

Feb 24 09:46

Weather: More Record Cold For Delaware Valley

In what is now a record setting month for much of the region, 5 new daily record lows fell this morning.

Philadelphia is now 9.2° below average for February – a number that is sure to fall even further by the end of the week – which puts it into the top 5 coldest Februaries of record. Except for a quick surge into the 30s on Wednesday, highs will remain in the 20s.

Feb 24 09:46

Record cold at DC-area airport as region’s freeze continues

Bitter temperatures have broken a record at Dulles International Airport in the Washington, D.C. area.

Dan Hofmann, a meteorologist with The National Weather Service, says the temperature dipped down to 4 below zero at Dulles International Airport on Tuesday, shattering the previous record of 14 degrees, set in 1967.

Feb 24 09:45

Daily Record Low Smashed – February Record Low Tied

It’s yet another morning with record cold! This is the 6th day this month temperatures have fallen to record levels. We smashed the record for today which was -5 set back in 1948. It’s one of the coldest mornings in western Massachusetts recorded history. Just like Saturday morning when we tied the all-time lowest February temperature at Westover (-19), we did again this morning. We got down to -19 once again! The coldest winter morning for *any* month ever recorded at Westover is -22. By the way, on this day in 1985 we hit 71 degrees, the warmest temperature recorded in the month of February!

Here are some morning lows from across the area. Orange -21, Westover -19, Fitchburg -15, Barnes -12, North Adams -12, Bradley -8, Worcester -7, Hartford -4, Providence, -3, Boston +2.

Feb 24 09:45

Record cold start for Tuesday morning

This is the 5th record low set this month.

Feb 24 09:44

Record cold dips Portland to frosty 11 below

The icy temperature breaks a record set in 1956.

Feb 24 09:44

Record cold temperatures grip Akron area as thousands endure power outage

Ohio Edison crews restored power to thousands of residents in southeast Akron Monday night as the temperature plunged to break two all-time records.

Feb 24 09:44

Record cold: Check out frigid temps across Maine, NH

How cold was it at your house overnight? Many areas saw record cold temperatures this morning.

Check out some of the bitter cold temps from across the area.

First Connecticut Lake, NH: -35
Whitefield, NH: -33
Estcourt Station: -30
Berlin, NH: -27
Sidney: -24
Gorham: -23
Sebago: -22
Wiscasset: -21
Sanford: -20
Lewiston: -17
Portland: -11 (New record)

Feb 24 09:43

More Record Cold…

More record cold is on the way tonight! Oh I have been just full of good news lately. Another arctic cold front moved through during the day today and with it comes frigid temperatures and brutal wind chills through tomorrow. But let’s start with tonight, the forecast calls for -2°F for the shoreline towns, this would SHATTER the 47 year old record of 12°F which was set back in 1968. Inland, even colder, the forecast calls for -10°F, some towns in the higher elevations will likely be -15°F. This would also SHATTER the 108 year old record of -4°F which was set back in 1907, which is before the Titanic sank in 1912!

Feb 24 09:43

Temperatures dip to minus 11, setting record low

This morning’s temperature of minus 11 just after 5 a.m. broke a 101-year-old record, according to the National Weather Service.

The previous record of minus 1 was set in 1914.

Feb 24 07:38

FLASHBACK 2010 - UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article

The revelation will cause fresh embarrassment for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had to issue a humiliating apology earlier this month over inaccurate statements about global warming.

The IPCC's remit is to provide an authoritative assessment of scientific evidence on climate change.

In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.

Feb 24 07:36

FLASHBACK 2010 - UN report that said Himalayan glaciers would melt within 25 years was all hot air

Claims by the world's leading climate scientists that most of the Himalayan glaciers will vanish within 25 years were last night exposed as nonsense.

The alarmist warning appeared two years ago in a highly influential report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

At the time the IPCC insisted that its report contained the latest and most detailed evidence yet of the risks of man-made climate change to the planet.
The Himalayas

But the experts behind the warning have now admitted their claim was not based on hard science - but a news story that appeared in the magazine New Scientist in the late 1990s.

That story was itself based on a telephone conversation with an Indian scientist who has since admitted it was little more than speculation.

Feb 24 07:35

FLASHBACK 2010 - United Nations caught out again on climate claims

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change based the claims on an unpublished report that had not been subjected to routine scientific scrutiny - and ignored warnings from scientific advisers. The report's author later withdrew the claim because the evidence was too weak.

The link was central to demands at last month's Copenhagen climate summit by African nations for compensation of $US100 billion from the rich nations.

Feb 24 07:34

FLASHBACK 2013 - IPCC 's Bogus Evidence for Global Warming

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was set up by the United Nations in 1988 and has been trying very hard to demonstrate the threat of a dangerous human influence on climate due to the emission of greenhouse gases. This is in line with their Charter, which directs the IPCC to assemble reports in support of the Global Climate Treaty -- the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) of Rio de Janeiro.

It is interesting that IPCC "evidence" was based on peer-reviewed publications - but (reluctantly) abandoned only after protracted critiques from outside scientists. E-mails among members of the IPCC team, revealed in the 2009 'Climategate' leak, describe their strenuous efforts to silence such critiques, often using unethical methods.

Feb 24 07:12

Pachauri Quits UN Climate Panel After Harassment Allegation

Rajendra Pachauri, who supervised work on the two most detailed studies of climate change ever completed, stepped down as head of the United Nations panel studying the science after allegations he sexually harassed a colleague.

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wrote in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon that he would resign on Tuesday because he may be unable to provide the panel the leadership it needs.

His decision removes from the climate debate one of the most prominent and authoritative voices calling for the reining in in greenhouse gases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Authoritative?" Read his background. He is an electrical engineer who spent most of his career working for India's Railroads. He is not a scientist. He is not a climatologist. He is, like Al Gore, only peripherally knowledgeable about the subject he promotes.

Feb 23 21:48

“Global Warming:” Snow on the ground in 48 states

Snow is on the ground in at least 48 of 50 U.S. states, according to three separate national snow cover maps.

Feb 23 15:41

Japanese LED traffic lights just too cool when snow falls

Energy-saving LED traffic lights seemed like a cool way to cut back on electricity costs, but Japanese police said Monday they might just be too cool -- because they don't melt snow.

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) account for around 45 percent of all of Japan's stop-and-go signals and that proportion is growing as local authorities cotton on to their economising possibilities compared with regular incandescent lights.

But in wintery northern Japan the lights have encountered a problem -- drivers can't see them because they don't get warm enough to melt accumulated snow.

Feb 23 10:54

Weekend storm dumps more snow on still-buried Northeast

A winter storm dropped another sizable amount of snowfall in the area over the weekend with some places recording upwards of 10 inches. (Video via The Weather Channel)

When it's all said and done this weekend, Washington, D.C., could get 6 inches, Baltimore up to 10 and Boston adding to snow-filled streets with 5 inches.

In Boston especially, the silver lining is hard to make out, buried as it is under record snowfall.

Feb 23 10:53

Winter Weather: Southern Plains, South Hit by Sleet, Freezing Rain, Snow

Snow, sleet and freezing rain made a mess of Texas on Monday — part of a winter weather pattern that threatened a 2,000-mile stretch of the country from California to the Carolinas.

More than 1,100 flights were canceled at the Dallas airports, more than 700 schools were forced to close, and authorities warned that roads were dangerously slick. Thunder and lightning accompanied the wintry mix, and a driver was killed, The Weather Channel reported.

Feb 23 10:53

PHOTOS: Winter Storm Snarls Travel in the Virginias, Turns Deadly in Tennessee

A robust winter storm, covering a stretch of nearly 2,000 miles, spread a swath of snow and ice from the central U.S. to the Northeast over the weekend. The storm began Friday night over the central Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley before departing from the Northeast Sunday morning.

In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam elevated the state of emergency declaration to a level two due to "major impacts to infrastructure power and roads" throughout the state, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), reported. The storm death toll in Tennessee increased to 22 on Sunday afternoon. More than 44,000 customers remained without power in the state as of Sunday afternoon, according to TEMA.

Feb 23 10:53

More snow forecast for Colorado, 4 Corners

More snow was in the forecast Monday for parts of the Rockies and Southwest after a storm brought heavy snow over the weekend, a welcome dose of moisture after a month of fairly dry weather.

Feb 23 10:45

Amid record cold temperatures, watch for snow

Monday's sunny skies aren't much comfort amid -35 wind chills, and soon even the sun will be a casualty of Ontario's bitter winter.

As extreme cold warnings cover almost the entire province from north to south, meteorologists are warning of more snow, coming down in the afternoon for the northwest and reaching the south through the day Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reader photo from New England. Note the stop sign.

Feb 23 10:44

More record cold this week

Our weather pattern is a record breaking machine. After several record lows last week, 5 record lows are in jeopardy this week. We are also on pace now to come very close to the all time record for the coldest and snowiest February since 1871. Not only could this February be the coldest on record, but it has the chance to be the 2nd coldest month ever on record for Toledo. So think about it, out of the 1,730 months on record, this month will either end up as the 2nd or 3rd coldest. Not even the historic winter of 2014 can compare with this February in terms of cold or snow. Currently the coldest February ever recorded was in 1978 with an average temperature of 11.8° (we will be around 11.5° to 12.0° this year if the forecast holds). The coldest month on the books for Toledo was January of 1977 with an average temperature of 9.6°.

Feb 23 10:44

Toronto breaks 43-year-old temperature record as frigid cold continues

Toronto has broken a 43-year-old temperature record for this date as an arctic air mass continues to hover over the city.

At 5 a .m. the temperature hit – 20.1 C at Pearson International Airport, breaking the previous record for February 23 of – 19.4 C (1972).

Things aren’t going to improve anytime soon either.

According to Environment Canada, the temperature will not surpass – 16 C today and the wind chill will make it feel closer to – 33.

Feb 23 10:44

Harrisburg on track to surpass coldest February on record, weather service says

With more bone-chilling temperatures expected this week, Harrisburg has a strong chance of surpassing the coldest February on record, according to the National Weather Service.

Through Sunday, the average temperature this month sat at 20.7 degrees, said Aaron Tyburski, a meteorologist with the weather service. That average factors in the high and low temperatures from the month's 22 days.

Harrisburg's all-time record-low average for February is 21.4 degrees. That record was set in 1934, according to weather service records, which stretch back to 1888.

Feb 23 10:42

Erie breaks another record for cold temperatures

Erie continues to shatter weather records during this brutally frigid winter.

Today's low of minus 7 degrees, recorded in the city at 7:45 a.m., is the coldest temperature ever recorded in Erie for Feb. 23, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland.

The previous record low for today's date was minus 4, which was set in 1889.

Wind chill temperatures this morning in Erie hovered around minus 20.

Feb 23 10:41

Toronto's extreme cold breaks record for Feb. 23

e are off to a chilly start to the week as an extreme cold warning from Environment Canada remains in effect for Toronto.

While the morning temperature hovers between -19 to -21 C, winds will make it feel like -30 to -40 C — well below the seasonal normals of 1 to -7 C.

According to The Weather Network, the 5 a.m. temperature of -20.1 C at Pearson airport broke the 1972 cold record of -19.4 C for Feb. 23.

Feb 23 10:40

Record cold morning, more Arctic air on the way

Monday morning is one for the “record books” as Grand Rapids has broken the record low for this date of -4 degrees, which had stood since 1989. As of 6 a.m., the mercury dropped to -5 degrees, with areas to the north and east of Grand Rapids dropping to -20 to -35! At least two more strong waves of Arctic air are on the way over the next 10 days.

Feb 23 10:29

Winter returns with snow in Las Vegas Valley

After a night of showers, some Las Vegas valley residents woke up to a cool surprise: Snow!

Parts of Summerlin were dusted with about one to two inches of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Stan Czyzyk said.

At least one to two inches of snow was recorded in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. But Czyzyk said he wouldn’t be surprised if they received more.

Las Vegas police said three hikers were reported stranded in Red Rock Canyon near the Ice Box Canyon trail about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The search and rescue team were forced to delay the search until early Monday morning due to inclement weather. The hikers were advised to conduct a shelter in place until then.

Feb 23 09:50

BEX ALERT - Are Siberia's mysterious craters caused by climate change? Scientists find four new enormous holes in northern Russia

Four new mysterious giant craters have appeared in the Siberian permafrost in northern Russia, sparking fears that global warming may be causing gas to erupt from underground.

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If those are new craters, then why do they show erosional features?

UPDATE: A Geologist was written in to inform me that these features are called hydrolaccoliths, they are very common in permafrost, and as the name suggests, they are caused by water, not by methane.

Feb 23 08:45

Republicans To Investigate NASA Over Climate Data Tampering

With record heat (and drought) in the west and record cold (wet and snow) in the east, the global warming game-playing continues every day but the climate-gate rhetoric has increased vociferously since we first noted three weeks ago, the data that has been so relied upon to 'prove' global warming's trend was in fact manipulated. What The Telegraph called "the most extraordinary scandal of our times" - that of the "seasonally-adjusted" seasonal raw global temperature data - is about to be investigated by Congress. As Daily Caller reports, California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrbacher exclaimed "expect there to be congressional hearings into NASA altering weather station data to falsely indicate warming & sea rise."

Feb 23 08:11

FLASHBACK 2012 - Rising Temperatures Threaten Fundamental Change for Ski Slopes

Whether this winter turns out to be warm or cold, scientists say that climate change means the long-term outlook for skiers everywhere is bleak. The threat of global warming hangs over almost every resort, from Sugarloaf in Maine to Squaw Valley in California. As temperatures rise, analysts predict that scores of the nation’s ski centers, especially those at lower elevations and latitudes, will eventually vanish.

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Another "Snow will be a thing of the past" epic fail, this one from the New York Times!

Feb 22 20:29

Great Lakes Ice Above Last Year’s Record Coverage

The Great Lakes obliterated all records for springtime ice last year, and this year is poised to blow away last year’s records. All of the lakes have more ice than they did on this day last year.

Feb 22 20:28

Coldest January/February On Record In The Northeastern US

With a week on 10-20 degree F below normal weather in the forecast, the Northeastern US is already having its second coldest start to the year on record. By the end of next week, 2015 should easily be the coldest.

Feb 22 10:06

Bill Nye Tells MSNBC To Say Climate Change, Not Global Warming, When It’s Cold Out

Words are everything, even in the global warming debate. TV personality Bill Nye the “Science Guy” told MSNBC’s Joy Reid to use the phrase climate change, not global warming, when it’s so cold out.

“Let’s not confuse or interchange climate change with global warming,” Nye told Reid on Monday. “Global warming – The world is getting warmer. There is more carbon [dioxide] holding in more heat.”

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Nye's logical fallacy is that "Climate Change" can mean the climate is going either warmer or cooler. If it is going warmer and you believe the CO2 theory, then limiting CO2 makes sense. BUT ... if the world is cooling, then carbon taxes and carbon credits will make matters worse (again, if you believe the premise that CO2 dominated Earth's climate instead of that giant ball of fusing hydrogen in the sky, which BTW is entering a period of lower activity).

Is this Bill Nye's "Brian Williams/Bill O'Reilly" moment?

And let us not forget that back in 2000, all the "Climate Change" experts were declaring that snow was a thing of the past (UK Independent, March 20, 2000)

Feb 22 09:34


You are witness to one of the greatest frauds perpetrated on the people of planet Earth, to trick them out of their money and into obedience under the guise of the fight against Human-Caused Global Warming (now rebranded "Human Caused Climate Change" to explain away the icicles we were told were not going to happen). The global warming scare was concocted out of outright lies, purchased science, and scare mongering to trick you into being willing to pay carbon taxes to solve a non-existent crisis you were told was all your fault. And, of course, to lull you into accepting the dictates of a global government that needed to save the Earth from you icky-poo human beings.

It was all a lie. Here is how it happened.

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Feb 22 09:31

Republicans To Investigate Climate Data Tampering By NASA

Are government climate agencies tampering with climate data to show warming? Some Republicans think so. California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says to expect congressional hearings on climate data tampering.

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I would love to be there for those hearings!

If anyone here is able to contact Dana Rohrabacher please send him my Climategate Article.

Feb 21 10:28

Media Reports That GMO Science Is Settled Are Flat-Out Wrong

In the wake of prominent media reports about supposed scientific agreement on the safety of genetically engineered food, including a cover story in National Geographic that equates concerns about GMOs with climate change denial, U.S. Right to Know is calling on media to accurately report that the science on GMOs is contradictory, unsettled, and has been largely controlled by corporations that profit from GMO seeds and the pesticides that go with them.

“Unfortunately, many members of the media, and even some scientists, have been snookered by PR firms about a supposed scientific consensus on GMOs that doesn’t exist,” said Stacy Malkan, media director of U.S. Right to Know.

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I am glad National Geographic linked concern over GMO with global warming denial, as this winter (like the 5 before it) has demonstrated that the science is NOT settled!

Feb 21 09:15

John Casey: Brutal Winters Point to Planet Turning Colder

While the direction of climate change cannot be determined based on a single event, the collection of record-breaking winters shows that the planet is getting colder, climate expert John Casey tells Newsmax TV.

"Just about every American can now see that we've had a series of brutal, record-setting winters that are starting earlier, staying longer and breaking records that are 100 and 150 years old," Casey told J.D. Hayworth, who was joined by Republican strategist Ford O'Connell, on "America's Forum" Wednesday.

"Clearly, the planet is getting colder," said Casey, president of the Space and Science Research Corp.

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Feb 21 09:09

Siberian Express shows no signs of slowing as record-breaking deep freeze to continue for most of next week as death toll climbs to 20

Bitter cold temperatures have shattered at least 500 decades-old records from Cincinnati to Washington to New York.

The National Weather Service said the low Friday got down to six degrees at Reagan National Airport, just across the Potomac River from Washington. At Baltimore's airport, the temperature dipped to a record low two degrees.

In western Pennsylvania, temperatures dipped to minus 18 in New Castle, minus 15 in Butler and 6 below zero in Pittsburgh - all records.

Records also were set at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey (1 degree); Trenton, N.J. (zero degrees); New York's Central Park (2 degrees); and Cincinnati (12 degrees below zero).

Feb 21 09:02

China Issues Snow Storm, Fog Warnings

China's national observatory warned on Saturday that a heavy snowstorm is expected to descend in northeast regions while dense fog will envelope some northern provinces.

Feb 21 05:36

Weekly Wrap-Up: Snowstorm Blasts Eastern US; Winter Conditions Hinder Cleanup of Derailed Train in West Virginia

The week kicked off with another round of wintry weather across the eastern United States, which caused severe travel problems and cut power to thousands.
The storm developed across the central U.S. early Monday and continued its trek eastward, bringing heavy snow and ice from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic through Monday night.
Meanwhile, heavy sleet and freezing rain coated Tennessee and neighboring states.

A train derailment that occurred Monday afternoon sent at least one crude oil tanker into a nearby river and prompted the evacuation of residents near the community of Armstrong Creek, West Virginia, according to local news reports.
The entire town of Boomer, West Virginia, was evacuated following six explosions.
It was snowing at the time of derailment, and the temperature was near 10 F

Feb 21 03:53

Harsh winter brings city’s homeless problem into full view

Worcester MA: The lodging license at the South Middlesex Opportunity Council's (SMOC) Triage Center on Queen Street allows for up to 40 people. During the winter the city allows the homeless shelter to go above capacity to potentially save lives, and the shelter has been inundated – two recent city inspections put the number of residents living at the shelter above 100.
“We talked about how to reduce the volume of people,” City Manager Ed Augustus Jr. said of opening the Triage Center. “We were trying to get people off the street, and the only place to take anybody regardless of their situation was the Triage Center, in order to save peoples' lives and not have them freeze to death in snow drifts during a blizzard.”

The undisputed fact, given the high census numbers at the shelter during a particularly harsh winter, seems to be that the city's homelessness services are stretched thin, especially when it snows. The issue is how to solve that problem.

Feb 21 03:33

More snow, rain forecast for Massachusetts

More snow, rain forecast for Massachusetts; officials worry of roofs collapsing

In the eastern end of the state, which has already seen record snowfall amounts in some places, there have been 118 separate roof collapses to homes and businesses since Feb. 9, according to MEMA spokesman Peter Judge.

"This weekend's weather is likely to exacerbate vulnerabilities for roof and structural collapse," he said.

Feb 20 15:52

The Great Global Warming Swindle

Feb 20 12:47

Chillin’: Bostonians Build Snow Lounge With Fire Pit

When faced with a a pile of snow taller than a fence, Imgur user WeAreNotRealWeAreJaden and a few friends broke out the shovels, the fire pit, and the beer to show snow what American ingenuity is all about, with a little inspiration from our neighbors to the north. Behold, the snow pit:

Feb 20 11:26

Any which way but warm

Greenland is a place most people associate with cold. But the country currently finds itself in the grip of an intense cold snap that is trying the patience of even some of its hardiest residents.

How cold has it been? Extreme, say meteorologists. American scientists at Camp Summit, located at the highest point of the ice cap, 3,216m above sea level, measured a temperature of -64C on February 12. The temperature was just 3 degrees above the base’s record low of -67C.

Feb 20 09:23

Record freeze on Lake Ontario as 4,700 square miles of ice forms on Great Lakes IN ONE NIGHT

More than 4,700 square miles of ice formed over the Great Lakes in just one night on Tuesday.

The Arctic blast that swept the Midwest and Northeast saw a near-record amount of Lake Ontario was iced over, with just 20 per cent of open water left.

Overall 82 percent of the five water bodies sealed up.

Temperatures are expected to drop again on Thursday night, leading forecasters to predict that figure to climb significantly by Friday morning.

Feb 20 09:00

Middle East cold snap disrupts daily life

Another cold snap that hit the Middle East this week has disrupted daily life in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.

"The snowstorm has blocked several main roads in the West Bank," Loai Beni Ouda, a spokesman for Palestine's civil defense authorities, told The Anadolu Agency.

A number of West Bank cities have also experienced serious flooding.

Schools were closed for the day across Israel, while transport services were suspended in West Jerusalem.

Feb 20 09:00

Heavy winter storm descends on parts of Mideast

A heavy winter storm descended on parts of the Middle East on Friday, with snow forcing the closure of all roads leading in and out of Jerusalem and sprinkling Israel's desert with a rare layer of white.

Snow also fell in parts of the West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria as a cold front swept through the region.

Feb 20 09:00

Record snow in Istanbul and Snowstorm shuts Lebanon schools

Parts of the Middle East continue to grapple with blizzards as heavy snowfall breaks a chilling new record in Istanbul and a third snowstorm in Lebanon prompted the education minister to order all schools in mountainous areas to shut on Friday and Saturday.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality said Thursday that the snowfall in Istanbul has broken a 28-year record in the Turkish city, with snow reaching as high as 75 cm in the Çatalca district, in the westernmost region of greater Istanbul, The Hurriyet Daily reported.

Feb 20 08:59

Brrrr: Cold breaks record; snow Saturday

The old low for Feb. 20 shattered like a falling icicle Friday morning.

It was minus 1 at 7:15 a.m. in White Plains. The former record of 5 degrees was set in 1966. The National Weather Service has a wind chill advisory in place because it can feel like 25 below when the wind blows.

Feb 20 08:55

IN PICTURES: Snow falls in Golan, Jerusalem, and even in Negev desert

Israelis in various regions of the country woke up to see white on Friday morning, with snow falling from the Golan Heights in the north to the Negev in the south overnight.

Some 20 cm. of snow fell in Jerusalem overnight and areas of the northern Golan Heights saw 30 cm. Small amounts of snow also fell in the southern cities of Arad, Dimona and Beersheba.

Snow in Rosh Pina forced the airport in the northern town to close on Friday morning. Schools were closed in the Golan Heights, Jerusalem and surrounding areas and in different parts of the Galilee.

Feb 20 08:52


One would never guess that we were in the middle of an election campaign as snow in Jerusalem dominates the headlines today ..

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Feb 20 08:45

Great Lakes Ice Up 400% Since 1995

Feb 20 08:02

Record freezes in Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia

If people thought Thursday morning was frigid in Northeast Florida, prepare for record freezing temperatures Friday, said Ben Nelson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Record lows also are expected to be approached in southeastern Georgia, Nelson said.

Nelson said a record low in the Jacksonville area of 28 degrees for Feb. 20, set in 1958, is almost guaranteed to fall Friday when temperatures are expected to hit 20 degrees at Jacksonville International Airport, with mid- to upper 20s from downtown to the Beaches.

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Reader photo of their frozen bird bath in Sarasota this morning.

Feb 20 07:50

Clearing Paths From Crisfield to Smith Island

With frigid temperatures expected to last for at least the next few days, it means the icebreaker in Crisfield is hard at work clearing a path through the frozen Tangier Sound.

Feb 20 07:50

DNR Icebreaker to Free Frozen Tangier Island

The largest icebreaker in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources fleet will make an out-of-state house call Saturday to free the frozen residents of Virginia’s Tangier Island.

Feb 20 07:48

Snowfall paralyzed Istanbul

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So much for "It's only cold in New England and the rest of the world is roasty-toasty!"

Feb 20 06:45

Lebanon blizzard blocks mountain roads; schools shut

Snow continued to fall on mountainous areas across Lebanon Friday, blocking roads, closing schools and leaving thousands stranded in their homes.

Dozens of villages in the eastern, northern and southern parts of the country were cut off by the blizzard.

Schools across Lebanon abided by Education Minister Elias Bou Saab’s decision to shut down Friday and Saturday due to the storm.

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So much for the Carbonazis' "It's only cold in New England" theory!

Feb 19 16:29

Really, really cold

The average temperature for each day this February (dark blue) compared to the 30-year "normal" average temperature for the date. The gap between the bars for each date is known as the "snot-freezing difference." (OK, that last part is made up.)

You know what's better than complaining about the weather? Complaining about the weather with numbers.

Feb 19 15:45

After Blizzard Closes Campus, Harvard Spends $800,000 to Combat “Global Warming”

Harvard University has awarded $800,000 in grants to combat “global warming” after canceling three days of classes due to severe snowfall.

Feb 19 14:29

Yep, it's cold: Lake Erie has 98% ice cover

he Great Lakes ice cover continues to grow as winter weather slams the country. Lake Erie had 98% ice cover on Wednesday, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.

Lake Erie usually gets an extensive ice coverage because of how shallow the lake is, according to George Leshkevich with the Great Lakes Coastwatch. He says Erie isn't the only lake experiencing the deep freeze.

"The Great Lakes as a whole experienced 85.4% ice cover as of (Wednesday)," Leshkevich says.

Feb 19 09:38

Record-Breaking Cold Set to Hit Eastern U.S.

The Midwest and East Coast will suffer through subzero temperatures on Thursday and Friday

Feb 19 09:38

Historic Cold Not Over Yet

I did a little digging this morning and found some jaw-dropping numbers. For instance, in Boston, where the snow is literally measure in feet these days, they're within a foot of their all-time snowiest winter ever. That was the winter of 1995-96 at 107.6 inches. They're tied with the winter of 1993-1994 with 96.3 inches for second snowiest winter on record. Of the next five, only two were before 1990. As a side note, it's kind of interesting that in an era where 'snow would become a rare, exciting event,' that six of the top eight snowiest winters have occurred in the last 25 years.

Feb 19 09:37

Weather Claims Three Lives In Pa. As More Snow, Cold Coming

Four deaths in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been identified over the past month because of the record-low temperatures - and now more snow and cold air is heading toward the region.

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Not counting the homeless, whose bodies may no be found before the spring melt.

Feb 19 09:36

Arctic air will deliver more snow showers tonight, then record cold

AccuWeather reports a new push of frigid air will trigger the next round of wintry precipitation across the Northeast in the form of snow showers and locally heavy snow squalls Wednesday night.

While the snow showers will vary in intensity and duration from place to place, they will bring the risk of slippery roads and sidewalks, as well as flight delays due to deicing operations.

Feb 19 09:35

D.C. area forecast: Arctic blast ushers in record cold; weekend wintry mix full of possibilities

* Wind chill advisory thru 10 a.m. Friday.

Feb 19 09:08

Snow keeps piling up in New England

The record-breaking snow amounts just keep piling up since the blizzard that hit the Northeast in late January, causing major commuting issues, damage to property, and sore backs across the region.

Feb 19 08:59

Another snowstorm may strike Mass. this weekend

The painful slog known as this winter continues.

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Photo from a Boston reader.

And a reminder from 2000!

Feb 19 06:52

What pushes scientists to lie? The disturbing but familiar story of Haruko Obokata

The spectacular fall of the Japanese scientist who claimed to have triggered stem cell abilities in regular body cells is not uncommon in the scientific community. The culprit: carelessness and hubris in the drive to make a historic discovery

Feb 19 06:38

Just Hit The NOAA Motherlode

I spent the evening comparing USHCN V1 and V2 graphs, and discovered a huge discrepancy between their V1 and V2 adjustments.

This is their current US graph. Note that there is a discontinuity at 1998, which doesn’t look right. Globally, temperatures plummeted in 1999-2000, but they didn’t in the US graph.

It doesn’t look right, because they made a huge change going from USHCN V1 to V2.

Feb 19 06:34

U.S. Agencies Accused of Fudging Data to Show Global Warming

Multiple U.S. government bureaucracies including NOAA, NASA, and the Department of Energy are again being accused of inappropriately manipulating temperature data — or “adjusting” it, as officials at the agencies implicated in the scandal put it — to show global warming. While the accusations are not new, the latest scandal, sparked by an in-depth analysis of the data by independent analyst Steven Goddard at Real Science, relies on official records to suggest that federal agencies have been fudging temperature measurements to make past decades seem colder and recent years appear warmer.

Feb 19 03:24

Boston: Weekend Snow, Ice and Rain to Follow Arctic Blast

Following snow showers and arctic air that will rival the coldest of the season, a storm will spread wintry precipitation across the Boston area this weekend.

The system producing the snow showers around Boston on Thursday will evolve into another significant snowstorm for areas farther to the north in New England. A foot of snow can fall on parts of Maine into Friday.

Temperatures are forecast with readings well below zero into Saturday morning.

Feb 18 18:53

Huge Increase In Old/Thick Arctic Sea Ice

The amount of Arctic sea ice at least three years old is up 37% since 2011. But even worse news for alarmists is that the old/thick ice is located on the Alaska side of the Arctic, where it will inhibit summer melt.

Feb 18 17:20

Bad news for warmists: Sun has entered ‘weakest solar cycle in a century’

The conceit that human production of carbon dioxide is capable of driving the earth’s climate is running smack into the sun.

Feb 18 16:17

Can Russia control the weather? Climate researcher says CIA fears hostile nations are triggering floods and droughts

If it seems like it never stops raining, blame the Russians. Or even the North Koreans.

CIA chiefs fear hostile nations are trying to manipulate the world’s weather, a conference heard.

A leading academic has told how he got a mysterious phone call asking whether foreign countries could be triggering droughts or flooding.

Professor Alan Robock, from Rutgers University in New Jersey, said: ‘Consultants working for the CIA rang and said we’d like to know if someone is controlling the world’s climate would we know about it?

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I think CIA is using too many of those drugs they smuggle into the country.

Feb 18 11:29

Snowmageddon: 17 amazing photos of record-breaking US snow

Being surrounded by massive amounts of snow provides some fantastic photo opportunities as the images below show.
The mayor of Boston has even had to warn people to stop jumping out of windows into piles of snow as part of a new craze.

Feb 18 11:28

No Relief From Winter Storm And Cold Spell For Much Of The Country

For the South, the storm that dumped a foot of snow in some places was only the beginning. Low temperatures gripped the region Wednesday, freezing and refreezing the snow and ice and making the roads as hazardous as they were during the height of the storm. In many areas, the cold was expected to stay for days.

The refreeze has already played out over and over in New England, where mountains of snow are piled high.

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Feb 18 11:27

Record cold expected Thursday night in Pittsburgh

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Western Pennsylvania, with record-breaking low temperatures possible Thursday night.

Feb 18 11:26

Siberian express: Record cold attacks East, South

A ferocious blast of bitterly cold air straight from Siberia was roaring through the eastern and southern USA on Wednesday, dropping temperatures to historically low readings as far south as Florida.

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Oh yes, Al Gore was right about human-caused global warming, but it's hose GOSH DARN RUSSIANS messing things up! :)

Feb 18 11:25

Chicago weather: Subzero wind chills; record-breaking cold expected

The brutal cold is back. An arctic front brings high temperatures in the single digits and wind chills below zero to the Chicago area on Wednesday.

Feb 18 11:24

All-Time February Record Lows Possible As Arctic Blast Grips Midwest, Northeast, South (FORECAST)

Temperatures are plunging once again as a frigid air mass that has a connection to Siberia surges across the central and eastern United States.

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Now hey blame the cooling on Russia! :)

Feb 17 13:04

Winter's icy grip brings record cold to metro Detroit

An arctic blast that's cold enough to chill your fingers inside your gloves and make you tear up when you walk outside is going to continue testing our weather-weary patience this week.

Feb 17 11:27

The New York Harbor Looks Like The Arctic Ocean

It’s so cold in New York City that the harbor looks like the Arctic Ocean, floating ice chunks and all. The temperature hit a low of 4 degrees on Monday morning, with a wind chill that made it feel more like -15. New York’s coldest February 16th on record, however, remains 1888 when it was just 1 degree.

Feb 17 10:16

Snowstorm paralyses central US as New York cold hits record low

Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation’s central states and then moved into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington DC to close on Tuesday.

Feb 17 10:15

Tri-State Area Braces For Possibility Of Record Cold

Temperatures began to plunge Sunday afternoon and could challenge record lows by Monday morning.

A wind chill advisory is in effect for New York City, northern New Jersey, western Long Island and southern portions of western Connecticut through 9 a.m. Monday.

Feb 17 10:14

Record Cold Grips MichiganFebruary 16, 2015 10:50 AM

It’s not just been cold in Michigan, it’s been record cold.

The National Weather Service reported Monday that records were broken across the state this weekend due to the cold.

Feb 17 10:14

Polar vortex to deliver another brutal shot of record cold to Michigan later this week

The polar vortex is going to move south to nearly Lake Huron in the second half of this week. It will bring Michigan another surge of record cold.

Feb 17 10:14

Cold wave overnight includes record 12 below zero in Cleveland, 23 below in Ashtabula County

Monday marked the third straight day of record low temperatures in parts of northern Ohio, with readings dipping as low as 23 degrees below zero in Ashtabula County.

At Hopkins International Airport, the official Cleveland weather station, a record of 12 degrees below zero was set at 5:32 a.m., the National Weather Service reported.

That makes Monday the coldest day in Cleveland in six years, Northeast Ohio Media Group research found.

Feb 17 10:13

FORECAST: After ice and sleet, record cold in Fayetteville this week

The Cape Fear region scraped away as much as a half-inch of ice and sleet Tuesday morning as another powerful Arctic bast prepared to slam the region by Wednesday night.

Feb 17 10:10

BEX ALERT - Nationally, it's been one of the warmest winters on record

While it's been a rough winter so far for people in the north-central and northeastern U.S., both December and January were actually warmer than average across the country overall.

The U.S. is having its sixth-warmest winter on record, according to data from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), which has records back to 1895.

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National Climatic Data Center. Aren't they the ones the British media exposed for manipulating raw data showing cooling so that it supported the global warming agenda? I mean, we ARE dealing with the same government that told us Saddam had nuclear weapons!

Feb 17 09:58

Mount Washington second-coldest place on planet

Mount Washington Observatory staffers Monday recorded one of the world's coldest temperatures and the highest gusts since 2008: 141 mph, higher than the 140 recorded during Hurricane Sandy in 2008.

Early Monday, Mount Washington Observatory Summit observer Ryan Knapp received information from that, at -35 degrees F., the summit was the second-coldest reporting location on Earth, behind only the South Pole at -51 degrees.

Feb 17 07:19

Climate “Science”: Consensus or Conformity?

I started a PhD program in Environmental Engineering because I worried about climate change. It didn’t take long for me to become a skeptic.

My first paper, a study about precipitation intensity over the U.S., was rejected by reviewers because it contradicted the climate model projections. Though they could find nothing wrong with the methodology, they decided observational data must be flawed because climate models couldn’t possibly be wrong and wrote that the paper could not be published.

Feb 17 07:18

Cold logic on climate change policy

Change, after all, can be for the better or the worse, and at any rate it is inevitable; there has never been a lengthy period of climate stasis.

Just as there is no logical or scientific basis for thinking that climate change is new, there is no self-evident reason to assume that the climate of the past is “better” than the climate of the future.

Feb 17 06:03

Stop jumping out of windows!

Mayor Martin J. Walsh blasted city residents who have been filming themselves jumping out of the windows of their houses into snowbanks yesterday, calling the social media craze “a foolish thing to do” with potentially fatal consequences.

“I’m asking people to stop their nonsense right now. These are adults jumping out windows,”

“It’s a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself.”

“We’re asking people to act responsibly in the city of Boston,” Walsh said. “This isn’t Loon Mountain, this is the city of Boston, where we’re trying to remove snow off of the street and it becomes very dangerous. And the last thing we want to do is respond to an emergency call where somebody jumped out of the window because they thought it was a funny thing to do.”

(*Horsing Around is a long time tradition among the college student population in the City Of Boston , Mister Mayor , Sir)

Feb 16 22:43

Blizzard mania costs U.S. over $1 billion

If you live in bone-chilling Boston, you may be booking a flight to Miami right now. The U.S. economy could use some more sun, too.

Feb 16 20:13

Niagara Falls comes to a halt AGAIN: Millions of gallons of cascading water is frozen in bitter temperatures

For the second time in what has been a frigid winter in the Northeastern United States, Niagara falls has come to an icy halt as the six million cubic feet of water that typically flow over the falls every minute has frozen over.

Feb 16 15:16

Cantore Thundersnow Montage!

Feb 16 15:05

Germany 2014 Report Card Is In! Its 25,000 Wind Turbines Get An “F-“…Averaged Only 14.8% Of Rated Capacity!

Resistance to wind power in Germany is snowballing. And it needs to be noted that this resistance is grass roots and sustained almost entirely by volunteers and privately donated time and effort.

Feb 16 12:15

PULL THE OTHER ONE! — CIA: Foreign powers may develop ability to manipulate the global climate undetected

The CIA is worried that a foreign power may develop the ability to manipulate the global climate in way that cannot be detected, a leading climatologist has claimed.

Feb 16 11:12

Snow-Weary Boston Faces More Snow on Tuesday

This February is now the city's snowiest month on record with a total of 58.5 inches, as of early Sunday afternoon. That shattered the previous record of 43.3 inches from January 2005.
The weekend snow also pushed the winter's total to 95.7 inches, which is Boston's third snowiest on record. The winter that spanned 1995-96 and its 107.6 inches sits at the top of that list.
With the cold air in place, yet another winter storm will deliver more snow on Tuesday.
Despite being far less potent than the weekend blizzard, enough snow will fall to bring another round of disruptions to travelers and residents.

Slow travel will result as area roads and interstates once again become snow-covered, while airline passengers should prepare for flight delays and cancellations. Officials may once again be forced to close schools.

Feb 16 10:46

Bill Gates Calls for ‘Global Government’ to Fight Climate Change

Billionaire claims world government “badly needed” to save the earth

Feb 16 09:19

Woman, 66, found frozen to death just steps from her New Jersey home after visiting a neighbor for drinks

She had consumed some alcohol through the night and again at the neighbor's home, but left around midnight to walk to her own townhouse two doors away.

Feb 16 08:44

Del. breaks record low, has up to 8" more snow forecast

Wind blew Delaware into a record-setting deep freeze Sunday, knocking out power to thousands and bringing forecasts of even more bitter cold and more snow Monday night.

Feb 16 08:44

Winter storm sweeps east as Boston reels from record snows

A new winter storm is expected to push toward the East Coast into Tuesday as Boston continues being blanketed by record-breaking snowfall.

Last week's blizzard broke two records in Boston. The National Weather Service tweeted Sunday that February 2015 was the city's snowiest month on record.

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Feb 16 08:43

Dangerous cold follows record-setting series of storms

A weekend blizzard that brought near-whiteout conditions and lightning strikes in coastal areas is being followed by some of the coldest weather the region has seen in more than a decade.

A bone-chilling blast of cold, with lows of minus-10 degrees, was forecast in parts of the state.

Feb 16 08:43

-10 is Buffalo's coldest since 1996; 19th century records remain in place

Sunday's official high temperature will go down in the books as +2 degrees. That happened at 12:20 a.m.

That was the only hour Sunday the thermometer stayed in positive territory as temperatures plummeted as expected.

By 2 a.m., it was minus-1. By 5 a.m., minus-4. And, by 8 a.m., minus-7.

Feb 16 08:42

More record cold possible Monday morning; 2-5 inches of snow expected at night

Millersville University meteorologist Eric Horst is predicting this week to be the coldest of the season.

"It's going to be a real wintry week," he said. "It's going to be about as cold as it gets here in Lancaster in February." on Sunday night was calling for a low of minus-2 early Monday morning, just before sunrise.

Feb 16 08:41

Dangerously Cold Tonight, Snow Late Monday

Updated: 11:30 PM on Sunday, February 15, 2015

**Wind Chill Warning for all counties until 10 AM Monday morning**

Extreme cold will last into Monday morning. Harrisburg's high temperature of 13º ties the record coldest, high temperature that was set back in 1943. We could tie or break the record low tonight of 0º in Harrisburg. The record of 0º dates back to 1905.

Feb 16 08:41

New York City nears record cold, as NYPD says man found dead on Coney Island boardwalk may have frozen to death

Temperatures hovered around 4 degrees, just a bit warmer than the record low of 1-degree, set in 1888. A man found dead Monday morning on the Coney Island boardwalk likely froze to death, police sources said. The cold will settle in for the week, and several inches of snow may add to the 'fun' for Tuesday.

Feb 16 08:40

Record-Low Temperatures or Not, New Yorkers Are Feeling the Chill

In Grand Forks, N.D., where the average low temperature for February hovers around 2 degrees, Mike Roufs, a streets department supervisor with 42 years of snow-fighting experience, could have been forgiven for raising an eyebrow at New Yorkers who complained of the cold.

To be fair to New Yorkers, it was about to get a great deal colder in the city — nearly as frigid as Grand Forks, where the overnight low on Sunday was forecast at an even 0. The temperature in Central Park for Monday, forecast at 2 degrees, may or may not beat the date’s record low of 1 degree, set on Feb. 16, 1888. Even if it does not, the city has a wind chill of minus-20 degrees to look forward to.

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I have not been able to find a single mention anywhere of what is happening to the homeless populations of these cities in this intense cold.

Feb 16 08:39

Grand Rapids' cold breaks 52-year-old record, another frigid night ahead

It's wintertime in West Michigan, though this sort of cold isn't too common.

So uncommon, in fact, Sunday's cold is record-breaking. Grand Rapids' morning low temperature of minus 8 degrees broke the previous record of 7 degrees below zero previously set in 1963 and 1904, according to the weather service.

Feb 16 08:36

Sahara Desert Greening Due to Climate Change?

Desertification, drought, and despair—that's what global warming has in store for much of Africa. Or so we hear.

Emerging evidence is painting a very different scenario, one in which rising temperatures could benefit millions of Africans in the driest parts of the continent.

Scientists are now seeing signals that the Sahara desert and surrounding regions are greening due to increasing rainfall.

If sustained, these rains could revitalize drought-ravaged regions, reclaiming them for farming communities.

Feb 15 18:02

GLOBAL WARMING " fox25news: 84.2 inches.

Feb 15 12:06

Piles of work for plow drivers, but fatigue, pay woes also mount

For those who make their winter livings pushing plows, these days are long and lucrative.
“A lot of the contractors will wait months and months to get paid.”
Last year, Matt Frazier, president of the Massachusetts Snow & Ice Contractors Association waited well into the spring for the state to sign off on a supplemental budget and pay for work done in the winter.
“The cost of snow and ice operations this winter is now about $75 million,”Drivers are responsible for their own equipment. A well-equipped rig might cost at least $200,000. Each plow needs a new blade after every storm; that costs a few hundred dollars.
“Don’t be crying that you want the roads clear and then not pay the guys working,”