Monday, January 07, 2013

Joe Bastardi: “Models Portraying Severe Winter” For Europe. North America Forecast For Brutal Cold
It’s too early to say just how brutal it may get. But should a protracted, deep cold develop, then it’ll be interesting to see how Germany’s now vulnerable electricity grid will hold up. A number of institute’s have been warming that if the winter turns hard, Germany’s power grid could collapse – thanks to the huge gap in baseload capacity left by the German government’s hasty shutdown of 8 nuclear reactors in the wake of Fukushima in 2011.
Arch Warmers Tacitly Acknowledge Any Human Effect on Climate is Lost in Noise « Tallbloke's Talkshop
The main bone of contention in the climate debate is the question of whether the late 20th century warming was predominantly caused by the more active than average Sun, some longer term modes of internal variability, or by increasing human emission of carbon dioxide. Now the ‘Team’ is trying to conflate the solar influence with human influence and contrast these two entirely different factors with internal natural variability, which they call ‘noise’.
Over 80 percent of Mongolia covered with snow up to 4 ft (1.3 m) deep
“Cold snap” getting worse – Impossible for livestock to find grass.

Mongolia has been gripped by extreme cold coupled with heavy snows, disrupting the life of herders in rural areas, says
Canada – Dec 2012 – 25 Coldest Stations – Whitehorse was 13.2C colder than normal « sunshine hours
Any mention in the news? You would think it would make the news wouldn’t you?

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