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Cold weather: Snow on the beach, plus waterspouts near Los Angeles

Yes you read that headline correctly. Yesterday in Huntington Beach there was snow. And, in Redondo Beach, waterspouts were reported. I’m sure it won’t be long before somebody tries to blame these weather events on “global warming” which is fast becoming the “universal bogeyman” for any weather event. And in downtown: Another shot of downtown…

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Statement by Dr. Willie Soon

Via Heartland press release: Dr. Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics released the following statement through The Heartland Institute in response to repeated attacks on his character and scientific integrity. All media inquires should be directed to Heartland Institute Director of Communications Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org, 312/377-4000 or (cell) 312/731-9364. For more information…

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Global warming research: strong storms to become stronger, weak storms to become weaker

University of Toronto study finds atmosphere will adapt to hotter, wetter climate (photo by Liam Kearney via Flickr) A study led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto finds that global warming will not lead to an overall increasingly stormy atmosphere, a topic debated by scientists for decades. Instead, strong storms will become stronger…

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Eye roller: Global warming affects maple leaves, and the ponds they fall into

From Dartmouth College and the “dead rainbows and starving unicorns” department, complete with artist’s conception: Climate-warmed leaves change lake ecosystems, Dartmouth-led study finds HANOVER, N.H. – Rising soil temperatures significantly affect autumn leaves and consequently the food web, appearance and biochemical makeup of the lakes and ponds those leaves fall into, a Dartmouth College-led study…