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Even more fraud from The Union of Concerned Scientists

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I've called out the Union of Concerned Scientists over their climate fraud many times, bu they keep ramping it up. They have a new report out about Midwest heat, intended to scare children. In this video I show how everything they claim is the exact opposite of reality.


Propaganda

Wounded Michael Mann lashes out

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Ever since I exposed Michael Mann's heatwave malfeasance he has been on a Twitter rampage. He is grossly misrepresenting my statements, just like he does with his junk science and proxy records. He also has me blocked, so that I can't respond. Please post this video on his twitter feed, because I can't.


Snowflake

'This is not a drill': First snow of the season on Whistler summit in British Columbia

A still image from web cam video shows snow on Whistler Blackcomb's 7th Heaven summit.

A still image from web cam video shows snow on Whistler Blackcomb's 7th Heaven summit.
We're still a few days from the start of fall, but already some parts of the province have seen a dose of winter weather.

A time-lapse video posted to Instagram showed clouds encroaching on a peak at Whistler Blackcomb Tuesday.

"This is not a drill," the ski resort posted, saying it was the first snowfall of the season on its 7th Heaven summit.



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Colossal waterspout filmed in southwest China

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A huge waterspout appeared in Beihai City of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Tuesday, lasting around 10 minutes with rare footage being shot at the local Yintan, or Silver Beach.

The video shows the evolution of the waterspout as it goes from wandering the beach and swirling dust, stones and debris, to becoming a colossal water column twisting and connecting the sea and the sky.

The rare phenomenon is caused by a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist. It can also be known as a "water dragon". In general, a waterspout moves in a straight line with an average speed of about 50 kilometers an hour, according to meteorologists.


Snowflake

Summer snow comes to Lapland in Finland

Reindeer herder Per-Antti Labba captured the first snowfall on Wednesday.
© Per-Antti Labba
Reindeer herder Per-Antti Labba captured the first snowfall on Wednesday.
The first snow of the season fell in Finland's northwestern arm on Wednesday morning, from the village of Karesuvanto in Enontekiö to the nearby fells, where reindeer herder Per-Antti Labba was looking after his livestock.

"It's snowed a few centimetres. It's foggy, cloudy and cold," he told Yle after sending in the above photo.

For local herders, the date of the first snowfall came as no surprise.

"It often snows for the first time exactly during this week of September in the northwestern fells. The snow will still melt many times before the real winter arrives, though," says Labba.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes kill 18 people in Bihar, India

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At least 18 people were killed in Bihar in lightning strikes during heavy rainfall since Tuesday, officials said here on Wednesday.

According to the Bihar Disaster Management Department, lightning claimed altogether 18 lives with Gaya and Kaimur accounting for three casualties each, followed by Patna, Bhojpur, East Champaran, Siwan and Arwal (two each) and Katihar and Jehanabad districts (one each).

Heavy rain lashed several parts of the state since Tuesday afternoon, which continued till the early hours of Wednesday.

Attention

Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

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Sakurajima erupts
Sakurajima in Japan has been quiet for quite a while until today. An extremely large, long-lasting eruption. Lots of ash.


Snowflake Cold

"No land or ocean areas had record-cold temperatures in July [2019]," NOAA - Brilliant obfuscations or downright dirty lies?

US cold records July 2019

The claims are STILL being bandied about the internet: "July 2019 was the planet's warmest month in 140 years of record keeping," and "no land or ocean areas had record-cold temperatures in July."


From weather.com to time.com, from usatoday.com to the independent.co.uk — every corner of the mainstream press willingly lapped-up the NOAA article and repackaged it as unequivocal fact.

I still haven't quite worked out if NOAA's assertions are brilliant obfuscations or downright dirty lies.

But either way, according to data from their own website, the number of U.S. weather stations busting all-time daily record low-minimum temperatures in July, 2019 totaled 938.

"No land or ocean areas had record-cold temperatures in July"?

And it gets better still:

Again according to NOAA's own official data, the all-time daily record high-maximum temperatures for July, 2019 totaled just 522 — meaning the cold records bested the hots by almost 2-1.

And turning to the monthly records, no less than 32 U.S. weather stations either tied or busted their coldest ever recorded temperatures for the month of July this year.

And again: "No land or ocean areas had record-cold temperatures in July"?

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Snowflake

Summer snow falls on top of Sierra Nevada

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It's still technically summer but snow is falling in the Sierra along the California-Nevada line.

California transportation officials posted a photo on the Caltrans District 3 Twitter account shortly after noon Monday showing snow accumulating on U.S. Interstate 80 at the top of Donner Summit about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Truckee, California.

Snow could also be seen falling on traffic cameras along Highway 267 and Highway 50.


Cloud Lightning

Footballers struck by lightning during match in Jamaica - caught on camera

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© Screenshot Twitter @ JamaicaGleaner
Several college football players required treatment after being struck by lightning in worrying scenes during a match in Jamaica.

Lightning struck the pitch late on in the match between Wolmer's Boys' School and Jamaica College in Kingston on Monday.

Footage of the incident shows the moment of the strike, followed by two players falling onto their knees and clutching their heads.

The match continues for several seconds before fellow players and coaches realize what has happened and rush to the stricken footballers' aid.