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NOAA: Slow Atlantic hurricane season coming to a close

No major hurricanes formed in the Atlantic basin - first time since 1994 The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends on Saturday, Nov. 30, had the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982, thanks in large part to persistent, unfavorable atmospheric conditions over the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and tropical Atlantic Ocean. This year is expected to rank as the sixth-least-active Atlantic hurricane season since 1950... http://www.noaanew s.noaa.gov/stories 2013/20131125_endo fhurricaneseason.h tml  (Nov 26, 2013 | post #1)

Global Warming

Ethanol Investigation: The Secret, Dirty Cost Of Obama's ...

http://www.huffing tonpost.com/2013/1 1/12/ethanol-inves tigation_n_4258796 .html But the ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits today. As farmers rushed to find new places to plant corn, they wiped out millions of acres of conservation land, destroyed habitat and polluted water supplies, an Associated Press investigation found. Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama's watch. The consequences are so severe that environmentalists and many scientists have now rejected corn-based ethanol as bad environmental policy. But the Obama administration stands by it, highlighting its benefits to the farming industry rather than any negative impact.  (Nov 16, 2013 | post #1)

Global Warming

Wind farms creating ‘dead zones’ for radar, report warns

http://www.erh.noa a.gov/buf/windfarm .htm Wind Farm Interference Showing Up on Doppler Radar A small part of the electromagnetic energy radar beam sent from the radar is reflected back by the rotating turbines. The radar processes this "returned energy" as an area of precipitation and plots it accordingly on the map. This contamination of the base reflectivity image ..., has an effect on the radar algorithms used to estimate rainfall and to detect certain storm characteristics. The rotating turbines also impact the velocity base data... This velocity data is used by radar operators and by a variety of algorithms in the radar's data processors to detect certain storm characteristics such as mesocyclones, tornado vortex signatures, and relative storm motion. Wind turbine clutter or interference that shows up on the base reflectivity and velocity images produced by the doppler radar can have several impacts including: Thunderstorm or winter storm characteristics could be masked or misinterpreted, reducing warning effectiveness in the vicinity of, and downrange of the wind farm. False signatures contaminating Doppler velocity data in the vicinity and downrange of the wind energy facility could reduce forecaster's situational awarness, particularly during hazardous/severe weather events. Data masking or contamination if thunderstorms develop over the wind farm may negatively impact warning effectiveness. False precipitation estimates could negatively impact flash-flood warning effectiveness.  (Nov 15, 2013 | post #4)

Global Warming

Wind farms creating ‘dead zones’ for radar, report warns

Wind farms are sprouting up around the world, but aviation specialists are raising concerns that the giant turbines are creating blackout zones for air-traffic control radar. The spinning blades of the turbines are being detected by the radar, presenting false images or generating so much clutter on radar screens that controllers are losing track of airplanes as they fly near the wind farm sites. The wind turbines can also interfere with weather radar, U.S. researchers have warned. The rotating blades can show up on radar as incoming weather, such as an area of precipitation. http://www.ottawac itizen.com/technol ogy/Wind+farms+cre ating+dead+zones+m ilitary+radar+repo rt+warns/9157251/s tory.html  (Nov 15, 2013 | post #1)

Global Warming

Solar Panels Frying Birds Along Major Migration Path

Some animal rights activists are wondering just how many birds green energy may unintentionally kill as more and more birds turn up dead at solar energy facilities throughout California. A recent article by Vice author Lex Berko notes that dead birds are being found with "singed wings" around several California solar energy facilities. It happens that many of California's solar plants are, the article claims, in the path of "the four major north-to-south trajectories for migratory birds" called "the Pacific Flyway." Birds are dying in one of two ways. In some cases, they imagine the shining solar panels to be bodies of water and dive straight into them. There they die when they smash into the panels from the sky. Others "feel the wrath of the harnessed sunlight." The ultra polished solar mirrors bounce sunrays strong enough to burn the feathers off birds that quickly crash to the ground, caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. http://www.breitba rt.com/Big-Governm ent/2013/11/12/Oop s-Solar-Energy-Pla nts-are-Killing-Ra re-birds  (Nov 14, 2013 | post #1)

Global Warming

Stratosphere Targets Deep Sea to Shape Climate

Clueless, as usual SpacedOut. Solar variations, especially changes in UV which effect ozone creation (not TSI), naturally alter the ozone balance to change the vertical temperature profile of the atmosphere and thus the air circulation patterns in the troposphere and the AMOC. Interestingly, alarmists previously said that human CO2 emissions were cooling the stratosphere thereby intensifying the polar vortex and leading to more zonal jets. Now that the jets are more meridional despite still increasing CO2 they are now suggesting that somehow humans are warming the stratosphere over the poles. They can’t have it both ways. An active sun cools the stratosphere naturally causing a more intense polar vortex which contracts and pulls the jet streams and climate zones poleward allowing more solar energy into the oceans. That influences cloudiness and albedo changes into the tropical oceans allowing more warming. A less active sun warms the stratosphere causing the observed changes. This theory fits the observations better than the contradictions shown by the AGW by CO2 theory.  (Sep 24, 2012 | post #2)

Global Warming

Wind farms affect local weather

Now we know at least where some of the night time warming is coming from. Add night warming from UHI and the effect of CO2 is even less than claimed. It just keeps adding up against the AGW alarmists.  (May 1, 2012 | post #2)

Global Warming

Wind Energy's Ghosts

Why do you continue to lie? Virtually every economic report done on wind power shows that it is a net money loser and must be subsidized to be viable. Inconvenient facts for you. Here's an excerpt from the latest in the UK: As Gordon Hughes's report shows, meeting Britain's target for renewable energy by 2020 would require a total investment of some £120 billion in wind turbines and back-up. The same amount of electricity could be generated by gas-fired power plants that would only cost £13 billion, that is an order of magnitude cheaper. An analysis of wind patterns in the United Kingdom suggests that wind generation offers a capacity usage of between 10 and 20 per cent of theoretical capacity, which in itself is an indicator of how much of the capacity can be statistically relied on to be available to meet peak demand. It compares with around 86 per cent for conventional generation. This means that fossil fuels still have to be available as a back-up in times of high demand and low wind output if security of supply is to be maintained. So new conventional capacity will still be needed to replace the conventional and nuclear plants which are expected to close over the next decade or so, even if large amounts of renewable capacity are deployed. To put it plainly, this means that every 10 new units' worth of wind power installation has to be backed up with some eight new units' worth of fossil fuel generation. This is because fossil fuel sources will have to power up suddenly to meet the deficiencies of wind. Wind generation does not provide an escape route from fossil fuel use, but embeds the need for it. It is clear that wind power does not offer a decent alternative to fossil fuels. (Dr Gordon Hughes is a Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh where he teaches courses in the Economics of Natural Resources and Public Economics. He was a senior adviser on energy and environmental policy at the World Bank until 2001.)  (Mar 8, 2012 | post #32)

Global Warming

Did Climate Change Create Texas' Hellacious 2011 Summer, ...

Hansen is an avowed alarmist who is becoming more unhinged with every arrest as his beloved theory goes up in flames. Meanwhile, Texas experienced the exact same conditions back in 1789 and is well documented. Was that also caused by your 'global warming'? I think not.  (Mar 7, 2012 | post #8)

Global Warming

Did Climate Change Create Texas' Hellacious 2011 Summer, ...

More alarmist tripe from another no-nothing 'journalist'. Please stop the alarmist pablum. Even NOAA has said that those events had absolutely nothing to do with global warming. Each of those events were just the result of blocking highs that form - nothing at all to do with global warming.  (Mar 7, 2012 | post #2)

Global Warming

Leaked Documents Confirmed

I don't know. Why DO you continue to do it?  (Feb 29, 2012 | post #56)

Global Warming

Heartland sends fake scientist to teach at university

I see what your problem is - you believe the crap coming out of DeSmog. What a loser who will believe any crap put in front of them even if it is proven to be nothing but outright lies - DeSmog. We've already shown that their crap on Gleick is just outright fabrication. Go smoke another one. You alarmists have got to get a brain that works. I-gor must have gotten yours - Abby someone. Abby Normal. Abby Normal? Are you saying I put an abnormal brain into a 7 1/2 ft gorilla? http://movieclips. com/jnZWa-young-fr ankenstein-movie-a bby-normal/  (Feb 28, 2012 | post #2)

Global Warming

GleickGate: Climate change activism takes a big step back...

So, why is the US EPA now making any references to grants given to Peter Gleick’s Pacific Institute disappear from their web sites over the past few days? It seems that EPA has scrubbed a total of $1,584,350 worth of grants to Gleick’s Pacific Institute from its Grants Database. And who says there is no money in the pro-AGW cabal? Someone doesn't want any ties to Gleick. Is he becoming a non-person a la 1984 or does the government have something to hide?  (Feb 24, 2012 | post #12)

Global Warming

Leaked Documents Confirmed

You need to eat your continual lying smears about Heartland. The truth is against you and now it looks like the FBI may be investigating that fellow smear merchant Gleick. FBI called in over climate change mole http://washingtone xaminer.com/politi cs/washington-secr ets/2012/02/fbi-ca lled-over-climate- change-mole/305161 Heartland officials tell Washington Secrets that they have been in talks with the FBI over the case against prominent global warming proponent Peter Gleick, co-founder of the respected Pacific Institute. Heartland is getting ready to reveal their probe of the affair, which they hope the FBI will act on. Heartland is also seeking legal action, both criminal and civil. Still, they are stumped at why he tried espionage to attack Heartland when he had been invited to publicly challenge climate change doubters at an upcoming benefit dinner. He didn’t RSVP.  (Feb 24, 2012 | post #43)

Global Warming

Earth's clouds are getting lower, NASA satellite finds

Nah, it seems more like you alarmists refusing to acknowledge the uncertainties & doubts in your AGW religion. “Clouds are one of the biggest uncertainties in our ability to predict future climate,” says Professor Davies. “Cloud height is extremely difficult to model and therefore hasn’t been considered in models of future climate. For the first time we have been able to accurately measure the height of clouds on a global basis, and the challenge now will be to incorporate that information into climate models. It will provide a check on how well the models are doing, and may ultimately lead to better ones.”  (Feb 23, 2012 | post #5)

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