New record cold tempertures in Minnesota
From NWS Duluth, MN, an old record beaten by five degrees: RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN 518 PM CST FRI JAN 21 2011 ...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN... A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -46 DEGREES WAS SET AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN TODAY.
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#1 Jan 21, 2011
Finally an old fashion character building Minnesota winter is here! B-B-B-B-r-r-r-r!!! Cie le vie!
#2 Jan 22, 2011
I sure wish that global warming would hurry up and get here.
#3 Jan 22, 2011
The hoax is up on Man Made Global Warming, now someone please find Al and all these grant sucking phd's at the U of M who helped perpetuate this scam and arrest them.
#4 Jan 23, 2011
I used to have a button that read "Minnesota - 20 below, it keeps out the riff raff!" No longer true, of course.
#5 Jan 23, 2011
Clearly, we need to do something about "global warming", and fast!
"Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects. They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve... The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality."
From: Newsweek: The Cooling World (April 28, 1975)
....Meet the new alarmists, same as the old alarmists.
"And like most people we'd like to see the world a better place, which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climatic change. To do that we need to get some broadbased support, to capture the public's imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This 'double ethical bind' we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both. " - anthropomorphic global warming pimp,Stephen Schneider.(Quoted in Discover, pp. 45–48, Oct. 1989)
"The entire North Polar icecap is disappearing before our eyes" (Algore)
---Yes, It does EVERY year, and then it comes back. Actual ice coverage satellite views available for whatever date ranges you want.
play around with it, it's fun. graphs etc as well. Educate amongst yourselves.
#6 Jan 23, 2011
Does Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) have something to hide when it comes to his position on climate change?
In the past, Upton—the incoming chair of the House energy and commerce committee—has advocated taking action on global warming. "I strongly believe that everything must be on the table as we seek to reduce carbon emissions," he once stated on his website. But that statement recently vanished from his site—along with, it seems, his concern about global warming. Following a tea party-aided Republican takeover of the House and a heated fight for the chairmanship of the powerful committee, Upton's position on climate change has veered closer to those of his global-warming-denying caucus-mates. And he's now vowing to use his new role to thwart efforts to cut emissions.
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Late last week, Upton coauthored a Wall Street Journal op-ed with Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group that has opposed action on climate change. In it, the pair wrote that a new EPA regulation to curb greenhouse gas emissions, which took effect on Sunday, "presumes that carbon is a problem in need of regulation. We are not convinced." They also decried the carbon rules as "an unconstitutional power grab that will kill millions of jobs."
Phillips' position is not suprising. Denying climate change is an institutional priority for AFP, which has received millions from fossil fuel interests, including $5 million from the philanthropic arm of the oil and gas giant Koch Industries. AFP has even coordinated a climate change-denying "Hot Air Tour," which made a stop in Cancun last month during the UN climate summit there.
AFP's interest in thwarting EPA regulations is clear. But Upton is another story. Less than two years ago he declared, "Climate change is a serious problem that necessitates serious solutions," and he praised a wind energy program back home in Michigan. While Upton has staunchly opposed cap-and-trade legislation, over the years he's partnered with Democrats on a number of bills that would help cut emissions—including one to spur the development of carbon-capture and storage technology for coal-fired power plants, another to improve lighting efficiency, and yet another to increase funding for a Department of Energy loan program to help automakers retool factories to create more efficient vehicles. While other members of his caucus pledged to wage war on compact fluorescent lightbulbs, Upton stood out as a voice of reason.
Just the same, Upton has gradually retreated from his moderate stance on climate change and carbon emissions.(See Brad Johnson's compendium of quotes documenting Upton's shift.) Particularly telling was an Upton exchange with reporters at the UN's climate conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. There, he was asked several times in a press conference whether he believed that global warming was a problem, and twice declined to answer directly. "I think we can lower our emissions," Upton said finally. "I think the world will be better off if we did that, and we can do it without cap and trade." But just a few weeks later, Upton claimed there is "no real science to verify" that cutting emissions would stave off climate change.
In the months since Republicans claimed the House, Upton's taken a much harsher stance against regulating emissions. He faced stiff competition from more conservative members for the energy and commerce committee for the chairmanship, and he had to overcome complaints that he was "too moderate" for the post.(Then there's the money factor: Koch was among Upton's top contributors this election cycle, along with several other energy companies.)
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