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Yellowstone rattled by "swarm" of quakes

A swarm of earthquakes continued to rattle Yellowstone National Park on Monday. Over the past two days, more than 37 temblors have shaken the earth below Yellowstone Lake, causing scientists to speculate on the cause and field questions on whether the quakes were a prelude to an eruption of the park's super volcano.

"It's an energetic earthquake swarm," said Mike Stickney, director of the earthquake studies office for the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. "I'm hearing reports that people in the park have been feeling some of them."

Crusader

Princeton Physicist Calls Global Warming Science "Mistaken"

Scientist fired by Al Gore was told, "science will not intrude on public policy".

Noted energy expert and Princeton physicist Dr. Will Happer has sharply criticized global warming alarmism. Happer, author of over 200 scientific papers and a past director of energy research at the Department of Energy, called fears over global warming "mistaken".

"I have spent a long research career studying physics that is closely related to the greenhouse effect", said Happer. "Fears about man-made global warming are unwarranted and are not based on good science."

Dr. Happer views climate change as a predominately natural process. "The earth's climate is changing now, as it always has. There is no evidence that the changes differ in any qualitative way from those of the past."

Fish

"La Nina" effect may be behind shark attacks

Zihuatanejo, Mexico - Cooler than normal sea-surface temperatures due to the La Nina phenomenon may be partly responsible for a spate of fatal shark attacks off Mexico's Pacific coast, a U.S. shark expert said on Friday.

At least two people -- a surfer and a U.S. tourist -- have been killed by sharks in the last few weeks around the coastal town of Zihuatanejo in the state of Guerrero.

La Nina, which usually results in cooler than normal water in the Pacific, has moved the boundary between cold and warm water closer to the shore, and along with it, fish and their shark predators, George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research told Reuters.

Attention

La Nina Causing Global Mayhem

Deadly heat bakes the Midwest and East Coast, floods leave millions homeless in Asia, and a tinder-dry Los Angeles city waits for wildfires.

All of this global weather mayhem and more comes courtesy of La Nina.

A cooling of the ocean surface off the western coast of South America, occurring periodically every 4 to 12 years and affecting Pacific and other weather patterns, which forecasters said Thursday is certain to rebound this winter after showing hopeful signs of weakening during the spring.

For Southern California and the world, that means another year of climate chaos, including a second dry and dangerous fire season for Los Angeles and a host of hurricanes to batter the Atlantic coast.

Bizarro Earth

La Nina threatens to wreck world's weather

Experts predict a run of severe weather in the coming months, with devastating floods striking some parts of the world while severe droughts afflict other regions, as the climate phenomenon known as La Niña gathers momentum.

A chronic drought afflicting southern California and many southeastern states of America could be exacerbated, with Los Angeles heading for its driest year on record. In contrast, western Canada and the northwestern US could turn colder and snowier. Mozambique, southeast Africa, and northern Brazil may face exceptionally heavy rains and floods, while southern Brazil and much of Argentina suffer drought.

Phoenix

World Crops Threatened by Strengthening La Nina Weather Pattern

Grain and oilseed crops may be threatened next year by a weather pattern known as La Nina, according to a private forecaster.

La Nina conditions have developed rapidly across the equatorial Pacific Ocean during the past few weeks, said Drew Lerner, president of World Weather Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas. He said that may indicate more dry weather in parts of South America in the next three months and a wet, cold start to the U.S. planting season in March.

La Nina, which means "the little girl" in Spanish, is caused by lower-than-normal surface-water temperatures in the Pacific. It can trigger widespread changes in weather around the world, including a higher-than-normal number of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, Lerner said.

Wolf

India: Thousands trapped in -15 degree snowstorm in Sikkim

A trip to the snow-laden Changu Lake turned into a nightmare for more than 3, 500 tourists including hundreds of children on Friday. They were trapped in snowstorm conditions with the temperature dipping to minus 15 degrees at a killing altitude of 13,300 feet before the army pulled them to safety.

The majority of those trapped were from Bengal. Hundreds fell ill, shivering in the icy cold as their vehicles remained stranded near Changu and Baba Mandir for hours. Clad in just jackets and scarves, the holidayers were hardly prepared, mentally or physically, to encounter a blizzard.

The army rescued them and took them to military camps, where warm soup and loads of blankets helped revive most of them. Many had to be admitted to the army medical units for treatment.

Bulb

For the First Time in Years, Western Part of Lake Superior Freezes Over

If the big lake seems to have an unusually placid appearance off Duluth's shores these days, it's because you're looking at ice. Ice has formed on Lake Superior off the Twin Ports and near Bayfield, among other places. It is the first time in years that ice has formed on the lake this early in the winter season. The western tip of Lake Superior has frozen over in December for the first time in recent memory, and that could mean a long season of ice angling that hasn't been seen in years.

"We were just talking that it's been something like 17 years since we had a good, long ice fishing season at this corner of Lake Superior," said Russ Francisco, owner of Marine General sporting go ods store in Duluth. "This is the most ice I've seen in December in years. I wouldn't go out yet, but if it stays cold and we don't get a big wind, people will be out there fishing soon."

Igloo

Down to -13C! New Year temperatures set to plummet as Siberian blast grips the UK

Bitter winds, freezing fog and icy nights will usher in the New Year, forecasters have warned.

Temperatures could drop to as low as minus 13c (9f) in the next couple of weeks as Britain experiences night after night of frost.

Daytime temperatures will barely rise above zero in many areas this week, and revellers will need to wrap up warmly on New Year's Eve to keep out the chill.
Inverness chill
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Walkers near Inverness pass in front of a tree decked out in white from the frost. Below, geese take off from the same frozen landscape

The forecast follows the coldest start to winter in three decades and a blast of snowy weather which hit Britain in early December.

Met Office forecaster Stephen Holman said the next two weeks are expected to remain bitterly cold.

There is significant risk of a 'very cold snap' towards the end of the next fortnight bringing sleet and snow in northern and eastern regions, he added.

Comment: The article ends with the usual lies to make this seem normal and consistent with the global warming hoax.

During the winter months in the northern hemisphere low pressure tends to dominate over Iceland and high pressure to the south, over the Azores. The two pressure systems work together fluctuating and generally are the forces responsible for the winter weather. This is known as the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). When the Icelandic low pressure system and Azores high pressure system are strong, they generate wet and mild weather over Europe. But when the NAO goes into a negative phase it drives the bitterly cold arctic air into the UK and Europe. The NAO is turning negative right now.

The image below shows the relationship of the Atlantic Oscillation (AO) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in both positive and negative cycles.
North Atlantic Oscillation
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North Atlantic Oscillation

It appears that not only is the NAO going negative but possibly also the Atlantic Oscillation may follow closely behind. If the AO goes strongly negative a strengthening arctic blast will move down over North America within a week or two of Europe going into the deep freeze. If this does come about, January will see the entire northern hemisphere under arctic influences.


Bell

The Aegean is rocking like a cradle

A 5.2 earthquake has occurred in the Aegean Sea.

According to information received from the Bosphorus University Kandilli Meteorology and Earthquake Institution, at 00:58 a 5.2 earthquake was centered in the Aegean Sea.The earthquake was qualified as intensive.

Following the 5.2 earthquake, which took place at 00:58, 18 other aftershocks were experienced in the same region ranging from 2.6 to 3.5 in strength.