Palin takes a stand in WaPo – blasts cap and trade

from The Washington Post The ‘Cap And Tax’ Dead End By Sarah Palin Tuesday, July 14, 2009 There is no shortage of threats to our economy. America’s unemployment rate recently hit its highest mark in more than 25 years and is expected to continue climbing. Worries are widespread that even when the economy finally rebounds,…

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Sea Surface Temperatures since 1996 – the movie

Animations of Weekly SST Anomaly Maps from January 3, 1996 to July 1, 2009 Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The following four animations of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies were created using the mapping feature (Full Version) of the NOAA NOMADS system for the weekly OI.v2 SST data: http://nomad3.ncep.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/pdisp_sst.sh?ctlfile=oiv2.ctl&varlist=on&new_window=on&ptype=map&dir= The “Contour interval for var1” was…

Record cold in Portland Maine in July

More from the “weather is not climate department”. Emphasis below mine. And it is having an effect not only on crops but tourism in the Northeast US.  – Anthony Statement as of 4:00 PM EDT on July 9, 2009 record event report … corrected National Weather Service Gray ME 400 PM EDT Thursday Jul 09…

NOAA: June near average in the USA

Meanwhile the world temperature anomaly as measured by satellite is near zero – Anthony NOAA: U.S. Temperature and Precipitation Near-Average for June July 10, 2009 The June 2009 temperature and precipitation for the contiguous United States were near the long-term average, based on records going back to 1895, according to an analysis by NOAA’s National…