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Snow still falling in Australia & New Zealand - weeks before Summer

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Snow falls at Mt Buller this morning as the freezing conditions continue well into spring.
With snow still falling across Southern Australia and New Zealand and reported well below temperatures for the months of June-October it is difficult to believe that temperatures came in 4th warmest year ever. Remember that meteorological bureaus said get ready for no snow and warmest year ever. The opposite happened.


Record snow covers Montana and Idaho

Snow storm over Big Hole Peak, Montana on 10/16/16
Record snow Montana & Western U.S peaks blanketed above 5500ft | Mini Ice Age 2015-2035

As the ultra-Low Pacific storm on the 15th dragged onshore, record snow covered Montana and Idaho, taking aim at B.C and Alberta next.

The US Weather Service did not issue blizzard or snow warnings for all peaks above 5500ft.

This is a look at the snow totals after the storm passed.


Moose freezing to death due to global warming!

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Male moose, Superior National Forest, Minnesota, USA.
Tragic news about moose today — the climate used to be the same for 65 million years, so moose are unprepared to deal with the sudden extra degree on the modern Earth-Perfect-Thermostat.
Jackson, Wyo. - Global warming might cause moose to freeze to death in Yellowstone National Park.
Don't cry. Moose are declining:
The reason for the decline is complicated. Wolves have taken moose, and grizzly bears have been expanding their presence.

But climate could be the biggest challenge. Part of the problem is ticks. A moose with too many of the parasites during the winter can lose its hair and freeze to death.
We all know, before Columbus there was one perfect quota of moose, bear, wolf. The numbers didn't vary from the sacred Gaia Triangle Ratio (whatever it was). There were no cycles. Moose never declined. Then man came, used air conditioners in Florida, caused tick outbreaks in Saskatoon, and da fur fell off doz' mooses. Cold moose!
In general, moose are simply better adapted to colder temperatures. When it's too warm, they spend more time in the shade trying to cool down and less time feeding, Courtemanch said.
You might have thought fur-free moose might like warmer weather. They just can't win eh?
"The warmer winters and warmer summers are incredibly stressful to them," she said. "They're so heat-stressed all the time. It cascades into poor body condition for females, and that impacts their ability to have a calf. They are so stressed they can't put on enough weight every year."
Sounds like da stressed mooses need psychotherapy. If we stopped trying to buy nice weather with solar and wind we could afford a psychotherapist for every mother moose. Stop a windfarm, save a moose!


'It's disheartening': Quantity, quality of crops in question as early snowfall blankets farms in Alberta, Canada

A second early snowfall has nearly destroyed any hope of bringing in a bountiful harvest for farmers across Alberta.
Farmers who had been hoping for warmer weather got a huge disappointment last Friday as 10 cm of snow covered the area in and around the Capital Region.

Deryk Sanford is a third-generation farmer in Lavoy, Alta. who calls the snow "a significant blow."

"When the snow hits and you take it down [to the ground] like this, you can imagine how much melting you have to do in order to get rid of that type of snow," he said.

"If we were to get a good week of no precipitation, sunshine, warm weather, we have the opportunity to get out there and take the rest of the harvest. But it's not looking good right now. We're going to need to have at least two, maybe three weeks of dry weather."

Sanford said the snow is making an already difficult year - due to rain and hail - even more difficult.
© Julia Wong/Global News
Canola crops at Jacqueline Laniuk’s farm in Vegreville have been flattened by the snow.


Juneau in Alaska beats Fairbanks to first snowfall for first time in 70+ years

© Tripp Crouse/KTOO
Snow covers Mount Juneau, Sunday, Oct. 16
National Weather Service meteorologist Edward Liske said this season is the first-time Juneau has seen measurable snowfall before Fairbanks since about 1940.

The National Weather Service reported Sunday that Juneau is one of the first communities in the state to see measurable snowfall this year.

"Fairbanks has not seen any snow yet so far this season, neither has Anchorage. Nome has had zero. Kotzebue has had zero," Liske said. "The only place that really has had measurable snow this season has been Barrow with a tenth of an inch so far."
The incredible October continues! Juneau has not seen measurable snow before Fairbanks since 1940! #akwx pic.twitter.com/Ap5nosquur

— NWS Juneau (@NWSJuneau) October 16, 2016

Arrow Up

Charity calls on DiCaprio to step down from UN climate change role

© Olivier Marteau on Twitter
A rainforest charity calls on the star to either denounce his connection to individuals involved in a Malaysian corruption scandal and return laundered money he allegedly received or give up his role.

In perhaps the biggest attack on Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental credibility, a rainforest charity on Friday called on the actor to give up his title as UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change.

At a press conference in London, the Bruno Manser Funds offered DiCaprio an ultimatum: either he renounce his connections to the "politically exposed persons" at the center of the multi-billion dollar 1MDB Malaysian corruption scandal now being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department and return corrupt money he allegedly received or resign from the position he was given by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon in 2014.

"If DiCaprio is unwilling to come clean, we ask him to step down as UN Messenger for Peace for climate change, because he simply lacks the credibility for such an important role," said Lukas Straumann, director of the Switzerland-based charity, which has a particular focus on deforestation in Malaysia.

DiCaprio is alleged to have received millions of dollars diverted from the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund for his role as star and producer of The Wolf of Wall Street, alleged by the DOJ to have been funded by stolen Malaysian money and produced by Red Granite, co-founded by Riza Aziz, the stepson of the Malaysian prime minister and a major figure in a DOJ filing. He is also alleged to have received laundered 1MDB money for his charity, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, from his former close associate Jho Low, the controversial Malaysian businessman at the heart of the scandal.


Record-breaking snowfall in Saskatchewan triples last year's record

A snowfall warning has ended in Saskatoon but remains in place in other parts of Saskatchewan as crews continue to cleanup from a record Oct. 5 snowfall.

According to Environment Canada, 30 centimetres of snow had fallen in Saskatoon as of Thursday afternoon.

At least 17 centimetres fell on Wednesday, unofficially breaking a century old record for that day, when 5.6 centimetres was recorded on Oct. 5, 2016.

Environment Canada stopped measuring snowfall in Saskatoon in 2007, meaning the record cannot officially be broken.

The major low pressure system that brought an early snowfall to many parts of the province is now weakening, with another two to four centimetres expected to fall before tapering off to a few flurries Thursday evening.


Global warming fraud: Earth warmest in 115K years claim debunked; IPCC climate deal rushed through

© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
The most outrageous claim that I have seen since starting this channel that the Earth is the warmest in 115,000 years. I show with peer reviewed data sources that the claim is erroneous and false. At the same time the IPCC climate deal was rushed through a secretive meeting ahead of US elections. The deal also claims that if CO2 is reduced that hurricanes will be controlled.

Comment: More and more climate scientists and institutions are being exposed for supporting the global warming myth. See also:

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Oops! Scientists who claimed Arctic ice would melt entirely by September 2016 got it badly wrong

Dire predictions that the Arctic would be devoid of sea ice by September this year have proven to be unfounded after latest satellite images showed there is far more now than in 2012.

Scientists such as Prof Peter Wadhams, of Cambridge University, and Prof Wieslaw Maslowski, of the Naval Postgraduate School in Moderey, California, have regularly forecast the loss of ice by 2016, which has been widely reported by the BBC and other media outlets.

Prof Wadhams, a leading expert on Arctic sea ice loss, has recently published a book entitled A Farewell To Ice in which he repeats the assertion that the polar region would free of ice in the middle of this decade.

As late as this summer, he was still predicting an ice-free September.

Yet, when figures were released for the yearly minimum on September 10, they showed that there was still 1.6 million square miles of sea ice (4.14 square kilometres), which was 21 per cent more than the lowest point in 2012.

Comment: For further reading check out the articles below:

Snowflake Cold

Perth, Australia shivers through record cold

© Mark Fowler/Twitter
A farmer made this snowman from frost at his Williams property yesterday.
If you thought it was unseasonably cold in Perth this month, you weren't mistaken.

The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed what everyone in the city was thinking this month - that it was much colder than usual for this time of year.

It was the coldest September since records started in Mount Lawley - where the city's weather station is based - with temperatures reaching an average of just 18.5 degrees Celsius.

Records have been held at the station since 1994.

The temperature is almost three degrees colder than the usual average temperature of 20.4C.

Overnight, an extra blanket was a must with the average temperature just 7.6C - two degrees colder than usual.

At Perth Airport, where records stretch back decades, overnight temperatures haven't been this cold in September since 1944.

Comment: As the global warming hoax spirals out of control, evidence suggests that the world is on the brink of a new ice age.