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Hurricane Alarmism

Hurricane Earl Subject of Alarmism

This is the kind of garbage that gets people stirred up over little or nothing. The warmistas need to tone it down some lest we have more John Lees (ecoterrorist invader of the Discovery Channel Building in Silver Spring, Maryland) and Ted Kaczynskis (the Unibomber) running around blowing up or shooting people who are skeptical about anthropogenic global warming. You would think someone would get a clue, but no, we get more alarmist claptrap courtesy of this article from Boston.com’s “The Green Blog.” To quote…..

The large waves, storm surge, and flooding that Hurricane Earl will spawn as it strikes Massachusetts tomorrow night comes with an added dollop of trouble; Sea level rise. Very gradual — and in some cases accelerating — rises in sea level off our coast over the last century will boost the height of Earl’s storm surge — expected to be one to four feet — meaning the wall of water will be able to travel that much farther inland and over higher elevations to flood basements, streets, and other low-lying areas.

Of course the article just had to lay the blame at our old “friend” global warming even though it is unproven BS. “Wall of water?” This isn’t going to be a 10 meter event in Massachusetts by any stretch of the imagination. As of now it’s like a 1-4 feet predicted storm surge being predicted. I guess “wall of water” increases the drama and alarmism.

Sea level is rising, scientists say, in large part because of a global warming double punch: higher ocean temperatures that expand the volume of water, and melting glaciers that add water to the sea. So future hurricanes are likely to cause more widespread flooding.

Now doesn’t “temperatures that expand the volume of water” sound ridiculous? Yes? No? I’m not refuting laws of physics, but think about it for a second, not as a reality but with respect to an ocean, not a glass of water. Has the whole entire Atlantic Ocean suddenly and completely warmed up from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the US to Europe and from South America to Africa? I really think not. It would be rather asinine to claim that because it is constantly warming and cooling and doing it in different places at different times. Sea-levels will vary some, yes. Yet this article appears to try to get us to believe the whole Atlantic Ocean has warmed in its entirety and will be spilling over into the United States any second now and causing flooding in Des Moines, Iowa.

As an aside, water is also a little different animal than most things. Water will expand when heated, but guess what? It also will expand when cooling. Below is a quote from eHow about it or you can go here and see for yourself.

  • Water is not like other liquids. It isn’t, well, a normal liquid. In other liquids, the basic principle holds true that heated liquids expand and cooled liquids contract. But water doesn’t exactly work the same way. Water does expand when heated and contracts when cooled, but not at all temperature levels.
  • Water has a magic range where the rules do not apply. The main reason for this difference is its makeup. Water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen, and they exist as a loose bond. The range that is different is between 0 and 4 degrees Celsius (32 degrees F to 39.2 degrees F). Water at any other temperature would expand when it is heated, and contract when cooled.
  • However, at 4 degrees Celsius (39.2 F), water is at its most contracted state, but it isn’t frozen. It doesn’t freeze until zero degrees Celsius. This means as it goes toward 0 degrees it expands because of the crystallization of the water into ice. This stems from a reorganization of the oxygen and hydrogen bonds into stronger and more complex attachments. Because water at 0 degrees Celsius (32 F) is more expanded than at 4 degrees Celsius (39.2 F), water heated from zero degrees will shrink from its crystallized state until it makes it back to 4 degrees. Beyond 4 degrees, the water will start to expand again.
  • You can see per the below chart how much the ocean as risen since 1880, which is about 20 centimeters, which equals 7.87 inches, short of the claimed foot in Falmouth by a little over 4 inches, which really isn’t a big deal as far as I’m concerned, just noted so you can see what appears to be to be another exaggeration in a long line of global warming exaggerations, which goes along with the alarmism in the article. Realistically this is 120 years of graph which amounts to a whopping  0.o6558333333 inches of rise per year or approximately 2/3 of an inch per year.  Not much to be alarmed about is there? (Note: The graph was based on 23 different locations and certainly doesn’t span every drop of every ocean and this also is global and not just the Atlantic Ocean).

    "Image created by Robert A. Rohde / Global Warming Art"

    To get back on track here the reason I claim this is alarmism is that while the sea-level may be 8 inches or so higher than it was in 1880, (and yes, it’s close enough that we will go with the 1 foot claimed in the article to reduce any whining). What seems so ridiculous to me is that as of now, they’re predicting a 1 to 4 foot storm surge, which about renders that extra foot moot because regardless it’s going to spill over and cause some flooding. In the case of a hurricane Camille in 1969 the storm surge was 24.6 feet. Think the ocean being a foot or so higher is going to make any difference in a case like that? I think not anything that anyone would notice in the aftermath.

    So why the continued alarmism? Why does it appear the warmers will continue to keep stirring people up with suppositions and exaggerations? Do they want more John Lees? Do they want more Unibombers to come out of the woodwork and kill people?

    It smacks of more desperation from the warmer crowd and the mainstream media to me.  They’re losing the battle, they’re desperate, they’ll claim anything and everything is related to global warming, regardless how silly. They can’t keep exaggerating things like this and expect anyone who’s reasonable to believe it.  So what’s the point? Sell newspapers and magazines? Perhaps that some of it.

    Sometimes I think they really don’t want to win anyone over, they just want the lunatic fringe to believe in their postulating so they’ll arm themselves with guns or bombs and force everyone to do their bidding. Perhaps they’re really using the science of psychology to enforce their belief of anthropogenic global warming upon us.

    I can’t say for certain, perhaps you should ask people such as Al Gore and James Cameron about it.  James by the way seems to like the thought of ecoterrorism.  You can read about that here.

    Source: Boston.com

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    Pachauri cleared of financial wrongdoing….really?

    Today we have George Monbiot (referred to as “Moonbat” by some of his “friends”) yelling like Tarzan after getting a nice sloppy kiss from Jane, about how Rajendra Pacuauri, Chairman of the IPCC, has been cleared of financial wrongdoing by KPMG, found here.

    To read Mr. Monbiot’s blog one would think that this entailed a complete financial audit and that it is 100% proof positive of no wrongdoing by Pachauri. It would be nice if that was true, if it were I’d accept it. But after reading the report I have to say that while it sounds like “exoneration” on the face of it, I find some things surrounding this “exoneration” that I feel would lead a reasonable person to question the veracity of the report.

    First: To analyze this, lets first remember that there’s absolutely zip, nada, nothing in the KPMG report regarding any of the actual science surrounding the last IPCC report.  If you remember it is the one that had the glaciers in the Himalayas melting by 2035. This is not reporting about anything other than anything other than Mr. Pachauri’s finances. KPMG is financial accounting company, not Science-R-Us.

    Second: Lets go over the report and see what we find inside it.

    1. Note it’s only a “review” and isn’t a complete audit.
    2. It’s been done by KPMG, which while I’m sure is a good organization still has had its pecadellos over the years such as:

    a) A 2003 scandal in which KPMG admitted setting up phony tax-shelters: “KPMG admitted to setting up fake tax shelters for it’s wealthiest clients, which helped them evade paying $2.5 Billion in tax dollars throughout the 1990’s. If that wasn’t enough, KMPG was accused with the obstruction of justice as investigators tried to piece together the facts of the accounting scandal.”

    b) The 2020 Hontex Scandal in China where evidently KPMG

    i) Slipped up when providing statements for the Hontex IPO in 2009, which raised $129 million USD.

    ii) Which caused the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to go to court to freeze the assets of Hontex.

    iii) “The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) charged KPMG senior manager Leung Sze-chit, 32, of offering a bribe of HK$100,000 (US$12,900) in February to his subordinate, Lau Shuk-ting, “as a reward for preparing the accountant’s report in the prospectus for the global offering of Hontex.”

    (Again, I am can’t and won’t say that KPMG did anything regarding this review that was improper, you can read up on them and judge for yourself. I do think the aforementioned “problems” would at least cause a reasonable person to wonder if perhaps anything “off-color” went on with this “review.” Don’t blame me, blame KPMG’s past performance, I’m only making you aware of it, you can judge for yourself.)

    3. At the end of this “review” in Section 6.1, please note the following statements:

    6.1 Limitations

    6.1.1 This report is based on information provided to us by TERI, Dr. Pachauri and his tax counsel,Mr. Ashok Khurana (M/s A.K. Khurana & Associates, Chartered Accountants). Work done by us was as considered necessary at the given point in time. Third party evidence has not been verified. We have relied on both oral and documentary evidence.

    6.1.2 In accordance with its policy, KPMG advises that neither it nor any Partners or employee undertakes responsibility arising in any way whatsoever, to any person other than our client in respect of the matters dealt in this report, including any errors or omission therein, arising through negligence or otherwise, however caused.

    6.1.3 Our work constituted limited review, and the scope of our work was significantly different from that of an audit and cannot therefore be relied upon to provide the same level of assurance as an audit.

    4. Date of Report

    a). Please note per the shot of the cover above that the report only covers for the dates between April 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009.

    b) The IPCC 4th Assessment report was completed and published in February, 2007.  This is  an amazingly long time before the review starts covering Pachauri’s finances in 2008.

    c) One should also note that Dr. Pachauri was hired as Chairman of the IPCC in July, 2001. This leaves almost 6 years of no financial data having been provided or reviewed while he was Chairman of the IPCC.

    5. Future Compensation

    a) There is no mention of any future compensation that may or may not have been promised to Dr. Pachauri by TERI, or anyone else.

    (I know it’s not anything that KPMG could put a finger on, but face it, it is entirely possible that Pachauri could end up with a nice fat seat on the Board of Directors at someplace after he’s done being Chairman of the IPCC as a reward for being a good boy. I guess one could pick anyone who will profit from global warming and the resulting carbon trading as a potential benefactor. Speculation indeed, but it’s a valid question.  Whether it has a valid answer or not is another story.)

    SUMMARY

    Here we have a “review” based upon information provided by the people being investigated that has not been verified. We also have KPMG playing CYA by basically stating they’re not going to be responsible if there was any hanky-panky or if TERI, Pachauri or his tax counsel “conveniently” forgot to provide them with anything, or if anything they provided wasn’t 100% accurate. (To simplify things it means this could perhaps be a case of bullshit in and bullshit out.)

    Then they close by saying it’s not an audit and shouldn’t be taken as an audit because of all the aforementioned reasons. If it were an audit the information would have been verified, but it wasn’t. Sorry, but this really sounds just like the computer “models” used by certain “warmer” orientated scientist to “prove” their global warming theories.  They plug-in whatever “conveniently” arrives at the conclusion that we have CO2 induced global warming.

    Perhaps the information provided in this “review” was of the same order. Instead of feeding in scary things like hot temperatures, we may have a case of feeding in nice financial things that prove everyone is “above-board” and totally honest.

    You can decide for yourself.  Do you think this really is an exoneration of Dr. Pachauri’s financial dealings? Or, is it a case of  CO2 Insanity? Sorry but I can’t feel satisfied that this is an exoneration.

    Source: The Guardian

    The KPMG Review in its entirety is here

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    No link between weather disasters and global warming

    For the past month or two every time it’s hot someplace or there’s flooding or a drought we here the shrillness of the “warmers” increase to ear-splitting levels that it’s global warming and it’s unprecedented robust proof that anthropogenic global warming is real and soon we’ll all be hotter than Al Gore’s pants when there’s a masseuse in the room.

    Meanwhile, they “conveniently” ignore any cooling trends such as the record cold in South America this winter with cattle and people freezing to death, record snow levels and even snow in places where there is no human memory of it ever snowing.  They also screech about warming in the oceans, yet “conveniently” forget that we’re entering an El Niño period and there’s going to be a lot of  cooling in the oceans.

    I pretty much think the New York Times Dot Earth is geared towards warmers, or at least it has been  up until now. On today’s Dot Earth we now have an article that links to a study by the American Meteorological Society that repudiates all the screaming and hollering about all the weather related events of late, such as the heat wave in Russia having anything whatsoever to do with global warming, anthropogenic or not.

    The pull of the “ front-page thought” and the eagerness of climate campaigners to jog the public have sometimes created a tendency to tie mounting losses from weather-related disasters to human-driven global warming.

    But finding a statistically robust link between such disasters and the building human climate influence remains a daunting task. A new analysis of nearly two dozen papers assessing trends in disaster losses in light of climate change finds no convincing link.

    Hear that people? NO CONVINCING LINK. AKA: It’s all “warmer” bullshit designed to lead you down the primrose path of all things, regardless whether it is hot or cold, wet or dry, or you name it, are proof positive of global warming.

    More CO2 Insanity.

    Source:  NYT Dot Earth

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    Leading US Physicist Labels Satellitegate Scandal a ‘Catastrophe’

    Launching wasted tax dollars into space?

    Leading US Physicist Labels Satellitegate Scandal a ‘Catastrophe’ By: John O’Sullivan

    Respected American physicist, Dr Charles R. Anderson has waded into the escalating Satellitegate controversy publishing a damning analysis on his blog.

    In a fresh week of revelations when NOAA calls in their lawyers to handle the fallout, Anderson adds further fuel to the fire and fumes against NOAA, one of the four agencies charged with responsiblity for collating global climate temperatures. NOAA is now fighting a reargaurd legal defense to hold onto some semblance of credibility with growing evidence of systemic global warming data flaws by government climatologists.

    NOAA Systemically Excised Data with ‘Poor Interpolations’

    Anderson, a successful Materials Physicist with his own laboratory, has looked closely at the evidence uncovered on NOAA. He has been astonished to discover, “Both higher altitudes and higher latitudes have been systematically removed from the measured temperature record with very poor and biased interpolated results taking their place.”

    Like other esteemed scientists, Anderson has been quick to spot sinister flaws in official temperatures across northern Lake Michigan as revealed in my earlier articles.

    I had proven that the website operated by the Michigan State University had published ridiculously high surface water temperatures widely distributed over the lake many indicating super-boiling conditions. The fear is that these anomalies have been fed across the entire satellite dataset. The satellite that first ignited the fury is NOAA-16. But as we have since learned there are now five key satellites that have become either degraded or seriously compromised.

    In his post Satellite Temperature Record Now Unreliable Anderson’s findings corroborate my own that NOAA sought to cover up the “sensor degradation” on their satellite, NOAA-16. The U.S. physicist agrees there may now be thousands of temperatures in the range of 415-604 degrees Fahrenheit automatically fed into computer climate models and contaminating climate models with a substantial warming bias. This may have gone on for a far longer period than the five years originally identified.

    Anderson continues, “One has to marvel at either the scientific incompetence this reveals or the completely unethical behavior of NOAA and its paid researchers that is laid open before us.”

    Indian Government Knew of Faults in 2004

    I have further uncovered proof that the Indian government was long ago onto these faults, too. Researcher, Devendra Singh, tried and failed to draw attention to the increasing problems with the satellite as early as 2004 but his paper remained largely ignored outside of his native homeland.

    Indian scientist, Singh reported that NOAA-16 started malfunctioning due to a scan motor problem that caused a ‘barcode’ appearance. Singh’s paper, ‘Performance of the NOAA-16 and AIRS temperature soundings over India’ exposed the satellite’s growing faults and identified three key errors that needed to be addressed.

    Singh writes, “The first one is the instrument observation error. The second is caused by the differences in the observation time and location between the satellite and radiosonde. The third is sampling error due to atmospheric horizontal inhomogeneity of the field of view (FOV).” These from India thus endorse Dr. Anderson’s findings.

    Photo of the barcode problem noted by Singh

    NOAA Proven to have engaged in Long-term Cover Up

    My investigations are increasingly proving that such data was flagged by non-NOAA agencies years ago, but NOAA declined to publish notice of the faults until the problem was publicized loudly and widely in my first ‘satellitegate’ article, US Government in Massive New Global Warming Scandal – NOAA Disgraced. Official explanations initially dismissed my findings. But then NOAA conceded my story was accurate in the face of the evidence.

    My second article, shortly thereafter, exposed that a succession of record warm temperatures in recent years may be based on contaminated satellite readings. But NOAA spokesman, Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis declined to clarify the extent of the satellite instrument problem or how long the fault might have gone undetected.

    Thereafter, in my third article, Official: Satellite Failure Means Decade of Global Warming Data Doubtful we saw the smoking gun evidence of a cover up after examining the offending satellite’s AVHRR Subsystem Summary. The official summary shows no report of any ‘sensor degradation’ (NOAA’s admission) since its launch in September 2000.

    Subsystem Summary Details Censored Between 2005-10

    But even more sinister is the fact that the official online summary now only shows events recorded up to 2005. All subsequent notations, that was on NOAA’s web pages last week and showed entries inclusive to summer 2010, have now been removed. However, climatechangefraud.com is displaying a sample of the missing evidence copied before NOAA took down the revealing web pages after it entered into ‘damage limitation mode.’

    As events have unfolded we are also learning that major systemic failures in the rest of the satellite global data-collecting network were also not reported. Such serious flaws affect up to five U.S satellites as reported in an excellent article by Susan Bohan here.

    NOAA Tears Up its Own ‘ Data Transparency’ Policy

    But rather than come clean NOAA has this week ordered their lawyers to circle the wagons.  Glenn Tallia, their Senior Counselor, wrote to advise me, “The data and associated website at issue are not NOAA’s but instead are those of the Michigan State Sea Grant program. Thus, we have referred your e-mail to the Michigan State Sea Grant program.”

    Yes, Glenn, clearly the final data output was published by Michigan but the underlying fault is with your satellite!

    With NOAA now hiding behind their attorneys we appear to see a contradiction of NOAA’s official pledge that “ The basic tenet of physical climate data management at NOAA is full and open data access” published in their document, NOAA/National Climatic Data Center Open Access to Physical Climate Data Policy December 2009.
    Sadly, we may now be at the start of yet another protracted delay and concealment process that tarnished NASA’s and CRU’s reputations in Climategate. We saw in that scandal that for 3-7 years the US and the UK government agencies cynically and unlawfully stymied Freedom of Information requests (FOIA).

    NASA’s disgrace was affirmed in March 2010 when they finally conceded that their data was in worse shape than the much-maligned Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the UK’s University of East Anglia. CRU’s Professor Phil Jones only escaped criminal prosecution by way of a technicality.
    The attorney credited with successfully forcing NASA to come clean was Christopher Horner, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Horner is now advising me as to how best to pursue a possible FOIA of my own against NOAA if they continue their obfuscation.

    American Physicist Pick Out Key Issues

    Meanwhile, back on his blog Anderson points to the key issues that NOAA tries to cover up. He refers to how Charles Pistis, Program Coordinator of the Michigan Sea Grant project, tried to pass off the dodgy data as being an accidental product of the satellite’s malfunction sensors taking readings off the top of clouds rather than the surface temperatures.

    By contrast, Anderson cogently refutes this explanation showing that such bogus data was consistently of very high temperatures not associated with those detected from cloud tops. He advises it is fair to assume that NOAA were using this temperature anomaly to favorably hype a doomsaying agenda of ever-increasing temperatures that served the misinformation process of government propaganda.

    As Pistis admitted, all such satellite data is fed automatically into records and apparently as long as it showed high enough temperatures to satisfy the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (AGW) advocates of those numbers were not going to make careful scrutiny for at least half a decade.

    Anderson bemoans, “One has to marvel at either the scientific incompetence this reveals or the completely unethical behavior of NOAA and its paid researchers that is laid open before us.”

    “Charles Pistis has evaded the repeated question of whether the temperature measurement data from such satellites has gone into the NOAA temperature record. This sure suggests this is an awkward question to answer.”

    Now Satellites NOAA-17 and 18 Suffer Calamities

    While NOAA’s Nero fiddles ‘Rome’ continues to burn and the satellite network just keeps on falling apart. After NOAA-16 bit the dust last week NOAA-17 became rated ‘poor’ due to ‘scan motor degradation” while NOAA-18’s gyro’s are regarded by many now as good as dead. However, these satellites that each cross the U.S. twice per day at twelve-hour intervals are still giving “direct readout”(HRPT or APT) or central processing to customers. So please, NOAA, tell us – is this GIGO still being fed into official climate models?

    NOAA-17 appears in even worse condition. On February 12 and 19 2010 NOAA-17 concedes it has “ AVHRR Scan Motor Degradation” with “Product(s) or Data Impacted.”

    Beleaguered NOAA customers have been told, “direct readout users are going to have to deal with the missing data gaps as best they can.”

    On August 9, 2010, NOAA 17 was listed as on ‘poor’ with scan motor problems and rising motor currents. NOAA admits, “Constant rephase by the MIRP was causing data dropouts on all the HRPT stream and APT and GAC derivatives. Auto re-phase has now been disabled and the resulting AVHRR products are almost all unusable.”

    NOAA continues with tests on ‘17’ with a view to finding a solution. On page 53 we find that NOAA-17 has an inoperable AMSU Instrument.  The status for August 17, 2010 was RED (not operational) and NOAA is undertaking “urgent gyro tests on NOAA 18.” For further details see here. More evidence proving NOAA is running a “degrading” satellite network can be read here.

    Dr. Anderson sums up saying; “It is now perfectly clear that there are no reliable worldwide temperature records and that we have little more than anecdotal information on the temperature history of the Earth.”

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    Satellitegate: Scientists Speak

    GOES-8 Satellite that will be missing 14 sensors it should have to see if we have global warming or not

    From John O’Sullivan, via Canada Free Press, we get further information on Satellitegate. Satellitegate refers to problems that have been discovered with old satellites, satellite data, and even problems with satellites that have yet to be launched. This evidently has caused lots of action about this at NASA, NOAA, GISS and elsewhere.

    In his article titled “Top Scientists Speak out on the Satellitegate Scandal” you can read about how this being exposed has affected things and some opinions of some scientists. It appears that one satellite has been shuttered and datasets may be disappearing.

    US Government admits global warming satellite sensors “degraded” – temperatures may be out by 10-15 degrees. Now five satellites in controversy. Top scientists speak out.

    In an escalating row dubbed ‘Satellitegate’ further evidence proves NOAA knew of these faults for years. World’s top climate scientists and even prior governmental reports cite underfunding and misallocation as the trigger for spiraling satellite data calamities. Key flaws with five satellites undermines global data.

    Most disturbing of all is that it took publication of my article last week to persuade the authorities to withdraw the errant NOAA-16 satellite from service. But as Dr. John Christy indicates, the real Satellitegate is not about one satellite. The scandal is endemic with comparable flaws across the entire network; the scandal is also that it took a tip off from a member of the public and the widespread broadcast of my article before one of the offending junk boxes, NOAA-16, got taken down.

    If you want to read about the whole big and getting bigger all the time scandal here are the links to the other articles and posts about Satellitegate.

    • You can read the whole article at Canada Free Press here.
    • This link is to my post about John O’Sullivan’s article on thr 10-15 degree warming added by NOAA-16.
    • This link is to my first post about the article titled “Dimmer View of Earth” in the Contra Costa Times, by Susan Bohan.
    • This link is to John O’Sullivan’s original article at Climate Change Fraud.
    • This link is to my post about John O’Sullivan’s article about the 600+ degree city of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

    Sources: John O’Sullivan, Canada Free Press, Climate Change Fraud

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    So much for ‘heat wave hysteria’

    Warmer Swimming Pool

    Another day another global warming “Oops!”

    Remember we’ve about had mass media ‘heat wave hysteria’ over the heat waves of late.  First the hot air in the northeastern US and Canada, which was proven to be due to a perfect storm type weather event.

    Next and currently (still)  running in your HSM (hysteria stream media), is the heat wave in the Moscow, Russia area. Warmers the world over have been blaming it on global warming and in some instances touting it as a preview of things global warming to come. Supposedly it’s even turned Russian President Medvedev into a “warmer.” Probably because Putin has him on the “hot seat.”

    Seems this heat wave along with the flooding in Pakistan aren’t related to anthropogenic global warming, or even regular old-fashioned global warming, it’s related to the jet stream. (Can you say “oops!”?) According to the Daily Mail we get these tidbits of information regarding how we’re not going to have any excessive heat from global warming. (Unless you’re around Al Gore’s pants anyway).

    A massive heatwave in Russia and the current devastating floods in Pakistan could be linked by the unusual behaviour of the jetstream, scientists believe.

    The jetstream is the high-altitude wind that circles the globe from west to east and normally pushes a series of wet but mild Atlantic lows across Britain.

    But meteorologists who study the phenomenon say that it is producing unusual holding patterns which keep weather systems in one place and produce freak conditions.

    You can see per the below graphs the difference between what’s going on now vs. what is normally going on.

    A graph for 24 - 30th July which shows a succession of meanders along the jet stream, with a northward meander (ridge of high pressure) over the Atlantic, a southward meander (trough of low pressure) over Europe. Here the jet splits, around a large 'blocking' anticyclone over western Russia. On the eastern side of this anticyclone, air moves into the southward meander (trough) close to Pakistan from quite far north

    A graph from the same period over a number of years shows what scientists would normally expect over this period with calmer winds and fewer ‘trapped’ weather patterns

    Why do we keep getting all this alarmist news from the mainstream media? Do they have their pensions vested in carbon trading schemes? I still find it rather incredible that you hear little or nothing about the record-setting cold in South America this year.

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    “Sex Poodle” Investigtion Dropped

    Al “Sex Poodle” Gore must be very relieved that the investigation of his alleged attempted “humpty-dumpty” with a local masseuse has been dropped due to insufficient evident.

    Al was accused of trying to get fresh with her way back in 2006. Perhaps that global warming in his pants just got too hot?

    There’s other accusations floating around, we’ll have to wait and see what goes on with those.

    Until then, Al, I’d suggest that next time you call a masseuse you might consider applying an ice pack to your crotch to cool that global warming off before she arrives.

    If you want to read all the “Gore”y details the Source: Washington Post

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