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Rotten tomatoes: The real reasons Al Gores new film "Truth to Power" flopped

Al Gores new Inconvenient Truth squeal Truth to Power, flopped at the box office because temperatures are now lower than when he won the Nobel Peach Prize, its snowing in Wyoming, its snowing in Colorado in July and August, record cold start to Britain's summer holidays in over 35 years, Denmark has had no summer which takes it back 38 years to find those temperatures, Australia broke a plethora of winter low temperature records and snowfall records and there is more sea ice now that 1972.



Snow interrupts summer in Switzerland

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After weeks of scorching hot weather, Switzerland was plunged back into winter on Friday morning as heavy rain translated into snow flurries above 1,900m.

A cold front passed across Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday bringing heavy rain, especially to western, southern and eastern parts of the country.

More rain was expected on Friday, turning to snow above 1,900-2,200 metres, according to MeteoSuisse.

Pictures posted by Swiss paper Le Matin showed snow in Arolla in the Val d'Hérens. Parts of the Vaud Alps, including Glacier 3,000, were also covered in fresh flakes

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New Zealand's coldest winter since 2009

Tekapo, South Island was cut off by snow last month.
It may have been warm overnight this week, but New Zealand is currently experiencing its coldest winter since 2009.

MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths said not only has it been cold, the main centres have also experienced more rain than last year, with Christchurch sitting at 134 per cent of its usual rainfall at 551mm compared with 411mm.

However, just to confuse people even more - especially in eastern parts of the country - temperatures are expected to hit 18 degrees, even 20 degrees in Napier, this weekend.

"It has been enormously wet and cold, it's been a crappy year, basically. It's an unusual and extremely volatile year."

She said most towns were "running quite cool bar this recent four or five day warm blip".

"The temperatures for the first 60 per cent of the year, 220 days, Christchurch is running a full degree and a half cooler than this time last year. That might not sound much but actually when you get a year when it's 1 degree above the long term average you're almost into record territory."

Wellington and Auckland were each running 1 degree colder than last year.

"It may not sound like much, but it's very significant difference over a seven-month time period."

Last year was one of the warmest winters in New Zealand with June 2016 the third warmest June on record.


Four extreme weather events across U.S. in early August

Damage from rare August tornado in Tulsa, Oklahoma
From coast to coast, a plethora of extreme weather has kicked off the month of August. Some of these weather events are what you might expect to occur in the heart of summer, while others are unusual.

Here are four extreme events we've seen so far, and what could be ahead.

1. Top 10 Cool Start

The Plains and Midwest have seen temperatures nowhere near the torrid levels typically expected in early August.

For some cities in those regions, the first eight days of August ranked among the 10 coolest for that period in more than 100 years of records.

Among the locations are Sioux City, Iowa (tied, second-coolest), Kansas City (third-coolest), Denver (ninth-coolest) and Cincinnati (ninth-coolest), according to data from NOAA's Regional Climate Centers.

If you are enjoying the early fall preview, we have good news: this overall cooler-than-average temperature regime is likely to continue into next week.

Temperatures compared to average Aug. 1-7, 2017.

Comment: Extreme and unusual weather continues in the United States as it did in late July.

For more coverage on the extreme weather affecting the entire planet, check out our monthly SOTT Earth Changes Summaries.

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Climate scientists faking data for more funds

The government climate scientists and other academics currently attempting to extort money out of President Trump, are no longer making any effort to maintain any level of plausibility to their lies.

This is their graph.

© The Deplorable Climate Science Blog

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Autumn arrives in August over the US & Canada

© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Chilly August begins as temperatures are forecast to be 20F below normal and even in the 35F range for N.E Canada and Rocky Mountain states. This is contrary to the Weather Channels August forecast calling far above normal temperatures through the month. Additionally NY Times article released the same day cites 2003 heat wave in Europe as proof of global warming, but their writers need to understand the Grand Solar Minimum and cosmic rays better to get the full picture.

Comment: Get ready for the Fall? Eastern US to experience unseasonably chilly August

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Coldest day in 19 years for Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne will be given a chance to thaw out today following the city's coldest day in 19 years on Thursday.

Yesterday's maximum temperature was just 9.0 degrees in Melbourne as the perfect 'cold day scenario' affected the city. The morning started out at just 3.1 degrees after clear skies allowed the mercury plummet during Wednesday night. Thick cloud then drifted over the city blanketed Melbourne throughout the day, limiting the amount of heating from the sun.

Yesterday's maximum temperature was six degrees below the average for August and came in as the city's coldest day for any month since 1998. The last time a maximum temperature that low occurred during August was in 1970, when the mercury only made it 6.8 degrees.

Daily maximum temperatures in Australia are measured as the highest temperature recorded during a 24 hour period between 9am on two consecutive days. This means the city needed to remain below nine degrees until 9am today for Thursday to go down as its coldest August day in almost 50 years.

The statistic came close to being spoilt this morning as the temperature rose to 8.6 degrees at 8:50am and 8.9 degrees at 9am.

Today is forecast to reach a more pleasant top of 13 degrees in Melbourne. While this is still two below average for this time of year, it's balmy compared to yesterday.

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Adriatic Sea temperature record set in Croatia

© Ivan Bagic
Mljet, Croatia
Whilst heatwave 'Lucifer' has seen a number of air temperature records broken in Croatia over the past few days, record-high sea temperatures have also been set on Saturday.

With air temperatures hovering around 40°C for much of the country, there was not much cooling down going on by jumping into the Adriatic Sea.

According to data from the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service, on Saturday the sea temperature on the southern Dalmatian island of Mljet measured 29.9°C at 5 pm, breaking the current record set on 21 July 2015 on the island of Rab of 29.5°C.

In Dubrovnik today the sea temperature peaked at 27.2°C, whilst it was 28°C in Split, Krk, Rab, and Pula. In Zadar, it was 26°C, whilst Hvar's sea temperature was 27°C on Saturday afternoon.

You can check out the previous highest 11 recorded Adriatic Sea temperatures in Croatia here.

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Get ready for the Fall? Eastern US to experience unseasonably chilly August

A map shows that a cold front is forecast to sweep across large parts of the country from the east during the first half of August, plunging temperatures below the month's average.
Cooler temperatures are predicted to span much of the eastern part of the United States throughout the month of August.

The first of several spells of below-average temperatures saw shorts exchanged for sweaters across the east of the country over the weekend, with lows of 60F in Chicago and Green Bay on Friday.

Those overnight lows are expected to persist in lands east of the Rockies for the next two weeks, with daytime highs ranging from the upper 70s to the low 80s, according to Weather.com.


Manipulating the southern European heat wave

With the European "Heat wave" running for the last two weeks, I compared temperatures from 2003, 2006, 2007 and this latest bout of heat. The findings are in line with previous heat during the summer months stretching back to the 1950's. The media is making this to be the hottest ever in Europe, when in fact it is not. plus the media conveniently leaves out the cooler than normal temperatures all along the boundary edges of the heat in central Europe, and not even discussing the below normal temperatures in North Africa. The IPCC machine is steaming ahead full bore.