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April 2, 2014

Stop The Sahara Before It Kills Again!

Filed under: Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 12:03 PM
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This really isn’t funny at all.

Millions of asthmatics unable to breathe as giant cloud of Saharan sand and toxic air covers Britain in layer of smog

But the greenies like to blame everything on coal. In fact in many countries the major sources of Particulate Matter are in fact dust, agricultural and fires.

 

PM10 PM2.5

 

But coal is always blamed. The biggest man made source of PM many times is diesel soot. And diesel cars are 50-70% of cars sold in Europe.

 

Back to the Daily Mail article:

 

“One sufferer said she felt like she had ‘a baby elephant sitting on my chest’, while another said her lungs felt like they had ‘cobwebs’ inside them.

Even those without health difficulties have been told by experts to reduce outdoor exercise, with air pollution set to hit 10 out of 10 in some areas.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2594730/Health-warning-smog-soars-dangerous-high-country-People-heart-lung-problems-told-avoid-exercise.html

Sahara

March 5, 2014

Canada February 2014 – Monthly Mean Temperature Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 10:43 AM
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I have mapped the February 2014 mean temperature anomalies in the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

The size if the dot represents the size of the anomaly. The 5C black dot in the top left hand corner represents 5C difference from “normal”. Red dots are warmer than normal. Blue are cooler. And Green are 0.

Most of the prairies averaged 5C or more below “normal”. Click for bigger.

EC Canada Mean Temp Anomaly February 2014

 

February 11, 2014

Canada January 2014 – Monthly Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 5:54 PM
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I have mapped the January 2014 anomalies in the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

The size if the dot represents the size of the anomaly. The 5C black dot in the top left hand corner represents 5C difference from “normal”. Red dots are warmer than normal. Blue are cooler. And Green are 0.

Not much sign of the Polar Vortex in BC and Alberta for January. A big change from December.

EC MonthlyNormalsTemperature2014-01

February 6, 2014

Canada 1930- Monthly Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 4:29 AM
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Yesterday I mapped the anomalies for 2013 using the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

Today I thought … why not 1930. I picked 1930 because I know the dustbowl occurred in the 1930s. So I assumed it would be warm at times. Remember, this is the anomaly from the 1971-2000 averages. It started out cold, but December was 3.21C warmer!

An example of the effect of the dustbowl. “In 1928, the net Farming income was $363 million; by 1933, it dropped to $11 million; and by 1937, two-thirds of the farm population of Saskatchewan was destitute.”

Click for a bigger version. (The black dot in the top left corner represents a 5C difference. Red = hotter than 1971-2000. Blue = colder.

MonthlyNormals_1930

February 5, 2014

Canada 2013 – Monthly Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 7:13 AM
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I have mapped the anomalies in the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

The 5C black dot in the top left hand corner represents 5C difference from “normal”. Red dots are warmer than normal. Blue are cooler. And Green are 0.

April was cold. December ended up very cold across the country.

There is an animated gif at the top showing all months of 2013. You may have to refresh this page or click on the gif to get the full effect.

MonthlyNormals_2013

EC MonthlyNormals 2013-01
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-02
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-03
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-04
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-05
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-06
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-07
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-08
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-09
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-10
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-11
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-12

July 12, 2013

Winter is Coming: Wolves Are Returning To Western Europe

Filed under: Winter,Wolves — sunshinehours1 @ 9:04 AM
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Winter is coming.

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“Wolves are prowling into Western Europe in their largest numbers for more than a century after a spate of mysterious sheep massacres that has spread fear through farms across the continent.Scientists in Holland made the revelation after a mysterious creature found dead by the side of a road was revealed to be the country’s first wolf in 150 years.

Meanwhile in Germany, 50 wolf-pack raids were recorded in Germany last year alone despite the fact that the country’s supposed ‘last wolf’ was shot dead in 1904.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2361758/The-wolfs-door-Killer-beasts-roaming-Western-Europe-time-100-years-sparking-fears-soon-arrive-Britain.html

photo credit: ucumari via photopin cc

January 25, 2013

Canada 2012 – Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 4:06 PM
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I have mapped the anomalies in the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

The 5C black dot in the top left hand corner represents 5C difference from “normal”. Red dots are warmer than normal. Blue are cooler. And Green are 0.

March April and May are really close to normal (all the dots are small). Other months have extremes. October is colder than  normal. March is really interesting for having no red dots in the Arctic which means below normal temperatures which has not been true for years.

There is an animated gif at the bottom showing all months of 2012.

EC Normals 0x0 2012-01 EC Normals 0x0 2012-02 EC Normals 0x0 2012-03 EC Normals 0x0 2012-04 EC Normals 0x0 2012-05 EC Normals 0x0 2012-06 EC Normals 0x0 2012-07 EC Normals 0x0 2012-08 EC Normals 0x0 2012-09 EC Normals 0x0 2012-10 EC Normals 0x0 2012-11 EC Normals 0x0 2012-12 EC_0x0_Map

January 3, 2013

Kyoto Has Saved The World!

Filed under: Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 9:12 AM
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Kyoto was not a failure. The CBC are being pessimists.

The controversial and ineffective Kyoto Protocol’s first stage comes to an end today, leaving the world with 58 per cent more greenhouse gases than in 1990, as opposed to the five per cent reduction its signatories sought.

From the beginning, the treaty that was adopted in 1997 in Kyoto, Japan …

Lets connect the dots. Warming stopped in 1997. Kyoto was adopted in 1997. CO2 is up 58%. Signing the Kyoto has stopped global warming. More CO2 is irrelevant. The very act of creating a treaty stopped the warming.

 

Kyoto has saved the world!

:)

October 10, 2012

AGW “Experts” Are Idiots!

Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice (h/t Marc Morano)

“This subtle growth in winter sea ice since scientists began measuring it in 1979 was initially surprising, they say, but makes sense the more it is studied.”

Translation: It was embarrassing us, so we’ll make something up.

“A warming world can have complex and sometimes surprising consequences,”

Translation: Antarctica is cooling, we don’t know why, so we will claim it is warming.

“”It sounds counterintuitive, but the Antarctic is part of the warming as well.”

Translation: More Ice = Warming and Less Ice = Warming. Our scam wins either way!

“But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be paying attention to it and shouldn’t be talking about it.”

Translation: We ignored the records in 2006 and 2012 and finally a few bloggers embarrassed us so much about 2012 that we had our buddy Seth Borenstein make up some crap.

“Antarctica’s weather peculiarities, on the other hand, don’t have much effect on civilization.”

Translation: It threatens our gravy train of grant money so we kept quiet about it.

“And the wind works in combination with the ozone hole, the huge gap in Earth’s protective ozone layer that usually appears over the South Pole”

Translation: We plan to ignore the ozone hole over the Arctic … which we never predicted either.

“Antarctic sea ice is also getting snowier because climate change has allowed the air to carry more moisture.

Guffaw.

“Winter sea ice has grown by about 1 percent a decade in Antarctica. “

Actually, only one year before 1998 (1980 had 3) had days over 19 million sq km of Antarctic Ice. 2006 had 30 and 2012 had 28.

“computer models have long predicted that Antarctica would not respond as quickly to global warming as other places. “

Translation; Models said it would melt too. Our models are crap.

“Scientists on the cruise with Maksym are spending eight to 12 hours a day on the ice bundled up against the fierce wind with boots that look like Bugs Bunny’s feet.”

Translation: Clown Feet would be more appropriate.

October 9, 2012

NSIDC Ignored Antarctica in 2006 Too

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice,Mockery,NSIDC — sunshinehours1 @ 7:49 AM
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Antarctic Sea Ice Extent set an all time record in 2012. The previous record was set in 2006. In 2006 there were 30 days where the ice extent was over 19 million sq km. That record has not been broken and was 9 days more than the previous record holder (1998).

So what did the NSIDC have to say about it in 2006?

Nothing.

They mentioned the Arctic a lot. And Al Gore’s movie. And that there was going to be an open house. But they ignored Antarctica. If they were scientists and not propagandists shouldn’t they be interested in both poles and maximum records too?

 

 

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