Cold Jumps Arctic ‘Fence,’ Stoking Winter’s Fury

During the winter, the melting Arctic is like opening the refrigerator door . . .

The refrigerator gets warmer, and the room (the lower latitudes) get colder.

The cold winters of late might be a climate change rather than random variability.  The explanation would be the weakening of the cyclonic winds that keep the extreme cold penned into the high latitudes.

Cold Jumps Arctic ‘Fence,’ Stoking Winter’s Fury. By Justin Gillis.
New York Times.

Massive Australian floods were no natural disaster

It is land clearing for livestock-

Despite some recognition today, just one tree is being planted in Queensland for every one hundred cleared to increase livestock grazing.

Yes, it rained a lot for a long time, but cows on huge tracts of “cleared” land made the disaster.

Video. http://suprememastertv.com/save-our-planet/?wr_id=1659

What does a blizzard on the U.S. East Coast mean for global warming?

Stronger winter storms are the indirect result of global warming-

There are a lot of people who tend to think snowy weather means there is no global warming (they tend to watch Fox News). Actually, the opposite is true, at least under the current level of warming.

What does a blizzard on the U.S. East Coast mean for global warming? By David Biello. Scientific American.

Northern coast of Greenland, some far north islands in Canada to be only home for polar bears

Last ditch location of polar bears is predicted-

As arctic ice continues to melt, scientists have predicted where last few polar bears will make their last stand.

Where Polar Bears Might Go If Climate Change Doesn’t Slow. By Pete Spotts. Christian Science Monitor/ABC News

Fox news boss orders reporters to always question climate change

Fair and balanced!

Their Washington Bureau news chief emailed them saying, “refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question.”  Apparently they would be expected to say “some scientists say there was an ice age 450,000 years ago, but that is based on a theory whose data has been called into question.”

Whether the average temperature has changed worldwide is a matter of fact, not of theory.  Theories are designed to explain facts and predict new facts (to test a theory and to expand a theory).  One can question the process of measurement — say it is wrong — but that has nothing to do with theory.  I doubt that few news stories would have time to discuss how average temperatures are calculated and where measurement error might creep in.

Fox News e-mail shows network’s slant on climate change. By Paul Farhi. Washington Post Staff Writer

Oceans: Jellyfish replace fish in overfished waters

Booming Jellyfish in Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean-

Overfishing does not create waters with no fish.  The vaccum is replaced by billions of jellyfish.

Jellyfish story in Science Daily

Clearing tropical forests is a lose-lose

It releases a great deal of carbon and produces much less new food than more intensive use of existing croplands-

Lose-lose . . . sounds like a Western land use issue.

Clearing tropical forests is a lose-lose. Michael Marshall. New Scientist.

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