Amazing Timelapse

The first 23 seconds of this 3 minute timelapse is amazing. Watch as a severe thunderstorm passing just to the north of the WJW-TV studios sends a wild gust front toward the lakeshore. This was filmed on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 5:55 PM to 7:25 PM.

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22 Inconvenient Climate Truths

According to Jean-Pierre Bardinet, the list of facts regarding climate change is rather inconvenient if you are a warming alarmist. That list is long. He took the time to list 22 of them. Here are the first five:

1. The Mean Global Temperature has been stable since 1997…

2. 57% of the cumulative anthropic emissions since the beginning of the Industrial revolution have been emitted since 1997…

3. The amount of CO2 of the air from anthropic emissions is today no more than 6% of the total CO2 in the air…

4. The lifetime of CO2 molecules in the atmosphere is about 5 years instead of the 100 years said by IPCC…

5. The changes of the Mean Global Temperature are more or less sinusoidal with a well defined 60 year period. We are at a maximum of the sinusoid(s) and hence the next years should be cooler as has been observed after 1950….

The entire article is excellent, and well-researched, certainly worthy of anyone’s time. Click here to read the entire essay.

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Slow, But Sure

The milder air will begin to position itself in the Ohio Valley right after one more showery cool push of air. From the looks of things, temperatures tickling the 70°F on a frequent basis will begin late this weekend and early next week.

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Chart courtesy WeatherBell.com

 

 

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Calbuco Eruption

After laying dormant for nearly forty years, Calbuco explosively erupted yesterday sending a plume of fire, ash, and smoke miles high.

Footage from the area shows a huge column of lava and ash being sent several kilometres into the air.

The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius.

The Calbuco volcano is one of the most active in Chile, but its eruption took officials in the area by surprise.

Check out the timelapse video captured below:

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Climate Data

Here is a list of interesting climate data listed as a part of a thoughtful report by Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D. Click on the link above to read Dr. Beisner’s entire essay.

  • 2014 was, according to NASA’s data, only one-one hundredth degree Celsius warmer than the next warmest year (2010), but the margin of error is ten times as much. That makes the difference meaningless.
  • NASA’s claim was based on surface data, which are notoriously less credible than satellite data, and according to the latter, 2014 was the third warmest year on “record,” beating out the next six by less than the margin of error, which means it might have been anywhere from third to ninth warmest.
  • The satellite “record” goes back only 35 years, and NASA’s surface “record” 135. But the Minoan Warm Period (roughly 3,000 years ago), Roman Warm Period (roughly 2,000 years ago), and Medieval Warm Period (roughly 1,000 years ago) were warmer than the present—all before people began burning fossil fuels.
  • For 14 out of the 15 warmest years on either of these records to come in this century would be significant only if it were improbable. But probability applies to random chance, like rolling dice, and the climate system isn’t random. It’s “a continuous process of incremental change,” as Holman Jenkins put it, going on to explain that this kind of reasoning “is akin to assuming that, because you weighed 195 pounds at some point in your life, there should be an equal chance of you weighing 195 pounds at any point in your life, even when you were a baby.”
  • That the planet’s been warmer the last 35 years than the previous 115 implies nothing about what made it that way. The fact that computer climate models (whose prognostications ground the fears of dangerous manmade global warming) exaggerated the observed warming since 1979 by 2 to 5 times and utterly failed to predict the absence of warming for the last 18 years and 3 months demonstrates that the sensitivity of global temperature to added CO2 programmed into them is wrong, and consequently the models are worthless for forecasting future temperature. Consequently, climate scientists the world over are reducing their estimates of CO2’s warming effect to levels that aren’t dangerous.
  • Finally, 2014 was actually among the 3 percent coldest years in the last 10,000.
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