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Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: ‘In what universe does a cold winter, a cool summer, cold lake water, and an unusually cold fall air mass result from global warming?’

Climate Depot - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:29
Is Global Warming Causing More Snowstorms? http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/11/is-global-warming-causing-more-snowstorms/ Lancaster, NY received 6 feet of snow in the recent storm. (AP – Gary Weipert)It has become axiomatic (and fashionable) that any change we see in nature is caused by global warming climate change. Global warming was going to make snow a thing of the past. Until someone [...]

Global warming causes record cold & snow! WaPo’s Mooney: ‘There’s growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy winters’

Climate Depot - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:28

New Survey: Only 5‰ of Americans thinks climate change most important issue

Climate Depot - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:22

UK researchers show Little Ice Age was global, with implications for current Global Warming

Climate Depot - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:18
http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=147372&CultureCode=en However, in light of our substantiation of the effects of ‘grand solar minima’ upon past global climates, it could be speculated that the current pausing of ‘Global Warming’, which is frequently referenced by those sceptical of climate projections by the IPCC, might relate at least in part to a countervailing effect of reduced solar [...]

Sites agreed for four more South Korean reactors

World Nuclear News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:05
Two South Korean municipalities have each agreed to host two new nuclear power reactors. Ulchin County has approved construction of units 3 and 4 at the existing San Hanul plant, while Yeongdeok County has approved a new two-unit plant.

Charles Krauthammer: The climate pact swindle’ with China

Climate Depot - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:04

Shin Wolsong 2 fuel loading completed

World Nuclear News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:59
South Korea's Shin Wolsong 2 has been loaded with its first core of nuclear fuel as it prepares for commissioning.

Vietnam upgrades reactor choice

World Nuclear News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:47
Vietnamese officials have chosen Rosatom's AES-2006 design for the country's first nuclear power plant at Ninh Thuan, increasing the planned capacity of the four unit plant by about 800 MWe. A second plant should follow based on a partnership with Japan.

AlterNet: Pets ‘Public Enemy Number Two’ Due to ‘Negative Impact’ on Climate

Climate Depot - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:18

Buffalo’s lake effect mega-blizzards: global warming or act of God?

Climate Depot - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:12

Ice forces earliest closure EVER of upper Mississippi

Climate Depot - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:40
Ice forces earliest closure EVER of upper Mississippi http://iceagenow.info/2014/11/ice-forces-earliest-closure-upper-mississippi/ Halts shipments of corn, soybeans, wheat, fertilizer, salt and other goods from the most northern reaches of the nation’s busiest waterway. 20 Nov 2014 – Ice surrounding locks and dams on the upper Mississippi River near Minnesota’s Twin Cities have forced the earliest winter closure on [...]

That Epic, Fickle, Shovel-off-to-Buffalo Snow: An All-Time U.S. Record?

Climate Depot - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:47
That Epic, Fickle, Shovel-off-to-Buffalo Snow: An All-Time U.S. Record? http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/11/that-epic-fickle-shovel-off-to-buffalo-snow-an-all-time-u-s-record/ I have a special place in my heart for lake effect snow. Living in Sault, Michigan as a teenager is what got me interested in weather and started me down my career path. But it’s hard to compete with what Buffalo, New York gets for [...]

Third Consecutive Year Of Record Low Tornado Activity – US Storm Prediction Center

Climate Depot - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:44
Third Consecutive Year Of Record Low Tornado Activity http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/third-consecutive-year-of-record-low-tornado-activity Due to catastrophic climate change, the last three years each set a new record low for tornado activity in the US Storm Prediction Center WCM Page – gReader Pro

Flashback: Scientists said global warming decreases lake-effect snows – but have changed their tune with the recent record-breaking lake-effect snow in the Buffalo area to claim global warming increases lake-effect snowfall

Climate Depot - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:39
Flashback: Climate scientists said warming decreases lake-effect snows http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2014/11/flashback-climate-scientists-said.html Flashback: Climate scientists said warming decreases lake-effect snows …but have conveniently changed their tune with the recent record-breaking lake-effect snow in the Buffalo area to claim global warming increases lake-effect snowfall. Four papers below collected by commenter Kenneth Richard find otherwise: Global warming causes lessmore snow Kenneth Richard November [...]

Comparison of human and mouse transcriptomes [Genetics]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:04
Although the similarities between humans and mice are typically highlighted, morphologically and genetically, there are many differences. To better understand these two species on a molecular level, we performed a comparison of the expression profiles of 15 tissues by deep RNA sequencing and examined the similarities and differences in the...

Nitric oxide mediates GABA transmission [Neuroscience]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:04
Recurrent axon collaterals are a major means of communication between spiny projection neurons (SPNs) in the striatum and profoundly affect the function of the basal ganglia. However, little is known about the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie this communication. We show that intrastriatal nitric oxide (NO) signaling elevates the...

‘Poo bus’: Human Poop-Powered Bus Hits UK Roads

Climate Depot - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:00
As of today, Britain’s first “poo bus” will be shuttling passengers between the city of Bath and Bristol Airport. And yes, you guessed it: it’s powered by human waste, alongside food waste. This “Bio-bus” runs on biomethane gas, which is produced from the treatment of human sewage and food that is unsuitable for human consumption. It [...]
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