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Posted 18 June 2020 - 01:36 PM

June 18, 2020

Just "Weather":

It may be 3 days from the 2600.png summer solstice, but it's 2744.png snowing in Idaho's high country.


June snowstorm drops nearly 2 feet of snow across northern Rockies...


The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office in Idaho said on Facebook that it was issuing a “felony warrant for Mother Nature for Illegal Dumping.”

“If you see [Mother Nature], please show her a calendar. She thinks it's Junuary…” the sheriff’s department wrote.

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 08:26 PM

GLOBAL WARMING...since 200,000 years ago!


Fossils show 1st intrepid humans left Africa 200,000 years ago for an icy Israel Discovery of fossils of cold-climate rodents alongside remains of region’s 1st modern humans shows they arrived from hot cradle of Africa during Ice Age, but were able to adapt.


The temperature would have been circa 5 degrees Celsius (41 Fahrenheit), which would allow for cohabitation of other warmer climate species that were found in the cave assemblage with the cold climate voles.


“People who evolved in Africa — in a completely different environment — took this step, which you don’t see any other species in world history with the ability to do — to step out of their original cradle into a different environment and be able to survive,” Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Lior Weisbrod, the co-author of the study, told The Times of Israel on Monday. “That’s what eventually allowed humans to reach every corner of the world.”


The study is based on further analysis of artifacts discovered in Weinstein-Evron’s 2002 excavation of the prehistoric Misliya Cave, where a 170,000-200,000 year old jawbone was discovered that explosively reset the clock on human migration when published in 2018

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 10:26 AM

Latest Global Warming Record Breaking News: "Cool spring breaks tornado record"


Cool spring breaks tornado record with the lowest number of tornado watches issued during the month of June in recorded history, beating last year's total of eight, which was the previous record and, until this year, the only year that number did not reach double digits. Prior to last year, the low was 10 watches issued during June 1988, according to the NWS.


The record-low trend in June followed an abnormally calm May, as well.


"May was a chilly time in the East with no chance for the warm air to bring these strong storms."


On average, tornadoes cause 80 U.S. fatalities annually. Last year, tornadoes were blamed for killing a total of 41 people.

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 11:37 AM

"Fake Climate Science" vs "Real Science"
Can true climate science even exist in a world dominated by philosophical, political, religious and personal bias?

While reading a book review of A Cold Welcome, an historical account of the Little Ice Age and its devastating impact on the early American colonists, I was saddened to find the article typically tainted by the author's Philosophical Bias as revealed in her final summation:

"But while the Europeans who traveled to North America in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were not responsible for the Little Ice Age,

today the responsibility for the global climate lies largely with humanity."


Without empirical proof, her conclusion is simply based on her personal bias.


Philosophical bias is the one bias that science cannot avoid
Scientists seek to eliminate all forms of bias from their research. However, all scientists also make assumptions of a non-empirical nature about topics such as causality, determinism and reductionism when conducting research. Here, we argue that since these 'philosophical biases' cannot be avoided, they need to be debated critically by scientists and philosophers of science.
Basic philosophical assumptions count as biases because they skew the development of hypotheses, the design of experiments, the evaluation of evidence, and the interpretation of results in specific directions. In our own research, we look at biases related to ontological, epistemological and normative assumptions about causality, probability and complexity. To give an example related to causality: when choosing a scientific method to establish a causal relationship between some medical condition and a virus, one must first have an idea of what causality is. This is a part of science that cannot be discovered empirically, but remains tacitly assumed in scientific methodology and practice.
Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC6415937/

The New York Review of Books,
 Susan Dunn

"In his deeply researched and exciting new book, A Cold Welcome, the historian Sam White focuses on the true stories of the English, Spanish, and French colonial expeditions in North America. He tells strange and surprising tales of drought, famine, bitterly cold winters, desperation, and death, while anchoring his research in the methods and results of the science of climate change and historical climatology."


Galileo also had to fight the Flat Earth bias of his day.

Supposedly, even today, to million, the Earth is still flat!




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Posted 16 July 2020 - 01:43 PM

File under: "We Know So Little"


Closest pictures of Sun ever taken reveal mysterious 'campfires'...


“We do not really know what they (the campfires) are doing but there is speculation that they might play a role in coronal heating, a mysterious process whereby the outer layer of the sun, known as the corona, is much hotter (around 300 times) than the layers below. These campfires may be contributing to that in a way we do not know yet.”

The spacecraft came within 47 million miles of the sun’s surface and passed between the orbits of Venus and Mercury.




Meanwhile Solar Cycle 24 seems to be the quietest ever recorded and cycle 25 can't seem to get going.


Source: https://www.solen.info/solar/



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Posted 18 August 2020 - 08:37 AM

Climate Myopia is a disease which triggers neurotic fear that the sky is falling.

It is enabled by historical climate ignorance.

It is best illustrated by the well known story of  "Chicken Little".

It is often diabolically used by "news" outlets with their own illness... or an agenda.


I love today's misleading headlines!

Where I live, this is the first time in 20 years that the summer high temperature has not reached 100F and has been 5 degrees below normal with the latest freeze ever recorded... in May, which beat last year's late freeze record in April!


So today I read this:

Death Valley may have set new record for hottest on Earth!! 

But please ignore the next line:

Death Valley recorded a scorching 130 degrees Sunday, which if the sensors and other conditions check out, would be the hottest Earth has been in more than 89 years and the third-warmest ever measured.


So is it the hottest ever (recorded), or the third hottest? (Third Hottest would not make good "Click Bait".) ;-)


Or was it this?:



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Posted 08 September 2020 - 11:03 PM

This lesson in history may help cure Climate Change Myopia: 

(Note the zero emissions horse drawn wagon in the center of the picture.)


12,000 deaths...120 years ago!



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Posted 10 September 2020 - 12:29 PM

Climate Change 160 Years ago!


Another lesson in history (not taught in school) which may help cure Climate Change Myopia:


How The floods of 1861–1862, and Droughts of 1863–1864 Changed California Forever
The Great Flood of 1862 was the largest flood in the recorded history of Oregon, Nevada, and California, occurring from December 1861 to January 1862. It was preceded by weeks of continuous rains and snows in the very high elevations that began in Oregon in November 1861 and continued into January 1862. This was followed by a record amount of rain from January 9–12, and contributed to a flood that extended from the Columbia River southward in western Oregon, and through California to San Diego, and extended as far inland as Idaho in the Washington Territory, Nevada and Utah in the Utah Territory, and Arizona in the western New Mexico Territory. The event dumped an equivalent of 10 feet of rainfall in California, in the form of rain and snow, over a period of 43 days.[1][2] Immense snowfalls in the mountains of the far western United States caused more flooding in Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora, Mexico the following spring and summer as the snow melted.
The event was capped by a warm intense storm that melted the high snow load. The resulting snow-melt flooded valleys, inundated or swept away towns, mills, dams, flumes, houses, fences, and domestic animals, and ruined fields. It has been described as the worst disaster ever to strike California.
The weather pattern that caused this flood was not from an El Niño type event, and from the existing Army and private weather records, it has been determined that the polar jet stream was to the north as the Pacific Northwest experienced a mild rainy pattern for the first half of December 1861. In 2012, hydrologists and meteorologists concluded that the precipitation was likely caused by a series of atmospheric rivers that hit the Western United States along the entire West Coast, from Oregon to Southern California

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 10:18 AM

More weather/climate history for critically thinking people.


Man-made "Climate Chaos" ... in 1886?
(Note that this hurricane data only goes back to 1851, according to the article.

Who knows what happened in the previous millenniums of time.)

Hurricane Sally News: Historical or Hysterical?

Big U.S. Storm Landfalls This Year... Still Shy of 1916 Record


Hurricane Sally’s marked the eighth named storm to strike the continental U.S. this year, leaving the tally just one short of a record that dates back more than a century.
The last time eight storms made landfall in the U.S. was 2004, and before that in 1985. The record, nine storms, was in 1916. Four of the storms that hit the mainland so far this year were hurricanes, two short of a record six in 1985 and 1886.


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:31 AM

More Climate Perspective to cure Climate Myopia: 


-93.3F New Record Low!


'Climate detectives' uncover new Northern Hemisphere record low temperature


"In the era of climate change, much attention focuses on new heat records.

This newly-recognized cold record is an important reminder about the stark contrasts that exist on this planet,” said WMO Secretary-General Professor Petteri Taalas.


Greenland is now the new record-holder for the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere, after the World Meteorological Organization confirmed on Wednesday a jaw-dropping temperature of minus 93.3 F (minus 69.6 C) at an automatic weather station in Greenland on Dec. 22, 1991.

The new record eclipses previous records held by Russia, where a temperature of minus 90 F at the Russian sites of Verkhoyansk (February 1892) and Oymyakon (January 1933) held the record for lowest-recorded temperature in the Northern Hemisphere. The world's lowest temperature record, of minus 128.6 F on July 21, 1983, is still held by Antarctica.



Meanwhile... Today's Yin Yang Headlines:

Unusually Warm Weather Gripping The Region

November-like chill to overtake Midwest in early October

The main culprit behind the dramatic weather changes will be the Jet Stream, not CO2. Whooda Thought?


Edited by Rogerdodger, 26 September 2020 - 10:33 AM.