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The New York Times, the “paper of record,” published a very interesting piece on January 26, 1989. The headline read: “US Data since 1895 Fail to Show Warming Trend.”
Here are a few key paragraphs:
“After examining climate data extending back nearly 100 years, a team of Government scientists has concluded that there has been no significant change in average temperatures or rainfall in the United States over that entire period.”
“While the nation’s weather in individual years or even for periods of years has been hotter or cooler and drier or wetter than in other periods, the new study shows that over the last century there has been no trend in one direction or another.”
“The study, made by scientists for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters. It is based on temperature and precipitation readings taken at weather stations around the country from 1895 to 1987.”
Washington Post dismisses it as a “cold snap”.
“Rare coast-to-coast cold snap to engulf Lower 48 late next week,” reads the Post headline. “The cold is predicted to consume almost the entire nation, from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast.”
“Some parts of the country are forecast to experience temperatures 30 to 50 degrees colder than normal …. Far colder than we have seen in many years” … and they call it a “cold snap”?
“Most remarkable,” “rare,” “almost the entire nation,” “30 to 50 degrees colder than normal” … and they call it a “cold snap”?
Snow at elevation zero!
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record amount of rainfall in Australia has closed its famous national park at Uluru in what meteorologists described as a “twice a century” weather event.
Waterfalls have formed all over the park’s huge sandstone landmark, which is also known as Ayers Rock and is among Australia’s top tourist attractions in the Northern Territory.
“There’s a lot of water coming off the rock and what that does is just channels across the ring road around Uluru,” said park ranger Mike Misso.
“Some of those roads there were flooded by about 300-400mm of rain. Quite spectacular but very hazardous road conditions.”
There’s no evidence of global warming in western Siberia, says the Siberian Times.
The Khanti-Mansi region set a new record with a bone-crushing minus 62C (-79.6F) at the Bolshoe Olkhovskoe oilfield. The village of Kazym in the same district of Beloyarsky hit minus 58C (-72.4F).
Cold and dry air streamed into parts of Southern California over the weekend, dropping temperatures to record lows. Cold air and weakest sunshine of the year will not allow maximum temperatures to warm much at all for at least the next couple of days. SoCalGas is urging customers to immediately reduce their natural gas use during this critical period to help lower the risk of possible natural gas and electricity shortages.
According to NWS Los Angeles, record low temperature of -8.8 °C (16 °F) was set at Lancaster Airport on Sunday morning, December 18, breaking the previous record of -8.3 °C (17 °F) set in 1995.
At Santa Maria Airport, a record low temperature of -2.7 °C (27 °F) was set on the same day, breaking the previous record of -2.2 °C (28 °F) degrees set in 1928.
Not just for the date, but for the entire month.
24 Dec 2016 – Around 6,000 people spent last night at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido after the northern Japanese prefecture was hit by its heaviest December snowfall in 50 years, according to the airport operator Hokkaido Airport Terminal Co.
Investigation claims Obama admin retaliated against scientists, politicized DoE
A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation.