Month: February 2018

NSW Govt wasting water to the sea right now

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February 28, 2018 at 08:25PM

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6 to 8 feet of snow forecast for California mountains

6 to 8 feet of snow forecast for California mountains

The latest weather model projections show significant amount of snow over the next 72 hours. This will certainly help California’s drought situation. However it’s going to completely cripple road travel over I80, Highway 50 299 32 and possibly Highway 70. Gumby of snow is expected on Thursday night, and low snow levels down to 1000 feet are possible by Friday night.

In addition, gusty winds will give blizzard like conditions in the mountains, along with high winds in the Delta and foothills of the Sierra Nevada

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February 28, 2018 at 07:18PM

Sorry ABC the urban heat island is not mysterious

More GreenLeft deception re the urban heat island UHI.

The UHI was recognized in Ancient Rome.
200 years ago Luke Howard published masses of detailed data on the London UHI.
Thousands of scientific papers have been published – books have been written – no mystery.
When Global Warming was birthed in the 1980’s databases were majority cities all loaded with UHI and GW was mostly UHI.
UHI’s can be detected and mapped from satellites.
Now global warming data has bloated to tens of thousands of temperature stations but is still loaded with UHI affected cities and GW is still mostly UHI.
Our BoM has published evidence detecting the UHI in small country towns.

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February 28, 2018 at 04:24PM

Climate Explainers Tackle All That Snow

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

The localised US “global warming hole” seems to have taken an excursion to Northern Africa, Europe, Russia, Asia and Great Britain over the last few weeks, but this hasn’t stopped climate explainers from trying to fit all that cold and snow into their global warming narrative.

Q&A: What does all this snow mean for climate change?

Why are scientists worried about freezing temperatures in winter, is the beast from the east a freak event – and what is the polar vortex?

Q: What are they worried about?

A: In the past couple of weeks, there has been a heatwave in the sunless Arctic even though the northern polar region has not had any sunlight since October. At times it has been warmer than London, Paris or New York.

Q: So why worry? I feel sorry for the polar bears, but nobody lives in the north pole.

A: There is another theory about what is happening that could have much wider implications. The biggest concern is that this might indicate a weakening or collapse of the polar vortex.

Q: Could it be connected to the blizzards that many people are experiencing?

A: In December, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned Arctic sea ice was declining at the fastest rate in at least 1,500 years with an impact that would be felt far outside the region and affect the lives of every single American. One of the research team, Jeremy Mathis, compared the Arctic to the planet’s refrigerator.

But the door to that refrigerator has been left open,” he said. “And the cold is spilling out, cascading throughout the northern hemisphere.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/28/what-does-snow-mean-climate-change-beast-from-the-east-polar-vortex-freezing-temperature

See, a nice simple explanation – the world is warming, but much of the North is feeling really cold at the moment, because someone left the fridge door open.

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February 28, 2018 at 04:12PM