Huge wind action around North Pole while the Pole itself has little wind. Note the other ‘quiet’ zone offshore Alaska’s Pacific coast.
6,000 tourists stranded at snow-hit Manali, Shimla/Kullu, Heavy snowfall in Korea, Heavy snow for parts of Japan, Heavy snow for eastern Turkey made zero headlines in US global warming addled media. The End of Snow? – NYTimes.com asks as they note that parts of the Spanish, French and Italian mountains have less snow than Buffalo, NY. Naturally, Buffalo didn’t make any headlines at the NY Times maybe because no jet-setters fly there to party. I didn’t save the ‘no snow!’ story from the NYT and now it is removed, I can’t find it at all because I bet it was a fake story and thus, pulled. But then there was this headline: Europe Winter Forecast: ‘Fantastic’ Ski Season for Alps; which doesn’t surprise me, it is snowing and cold all over a great deal of the Northern Hemisphere this winter!
Here is today’s dumb article which is about the death and supposed ‘rebirth’ (sic) of the worse city in the US: Detroit by Air – NYTimes.com which rattles on and on about the great farming one could do there while dodging bullets. Then comes this two paragraph direct attack on Americans and a scold about how we are all going to be punished with high CO2 taxes and ha-ha-ha, those dirty white people who fled the chaos in the cities will regret it! They will all be heavily taxed! Yessiree!
From the air today, the decline appears to be slowing. The spaces once covered in rubble are cleared and mowed. Open green spaces, along with new community gardens and orchards, look almost bucolic against the downtown skyline. From my plane, I sense the potential for resurgence in these areas. I can see how neighborhoods could become more walkable and support mixed-use development, with new shops, public transit and nearby parks and schools. However, this resurgence relies on a city that is stumbling out of bankruptcy. It also depends on an agency with the authority to consolidate abandoned lots for development and open spaces.
I think that the inner ring of Detroit will win out in the long run, as cities are and will continue to be the greenest places to live on a per-capita basis. This is made only more striking when I fly over the suburbs and see the inefficiency of single-family homes. They are dependent on cars, for one thing, and are connected by miles of paved roads to single-use zones of office and retail developments. These areas will not fare well, if we begin to mitigate climate change through measures like a carbon tax.
Yes, this tax is designed to destroy the suburbs. Then they can all live in ‘clean’ cities! 90% of Detroit IS ‘suburban’. It is not ‘urban’ at all. I lived in urban NYC. We had brownstones and houses were right next to each other sharing party walls and no front yards. Detroit has virtually none of that. Suburban Detroit died because industry vanished and with it, jobs. High taxes and high crime killed it.
What’s Up With That is a weather website that very gingerly tries to correct the many errors in global warming ‘scholarship.’ None of this makes the mainstream media nor is appreciated by the ‘scientists’ being bribed to lie about the climate. Here is the latest attempt by Bob Tisdale to explain some of the errors that led to the IPCC and the governments conspiring to tax us for CO2, to call this last cold, bitter year, ‘The WARMEST Year…EVER!’ November 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly & Model-Data Difference Update | Watts Up With That?
This post provides an update of the data for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature data—GISS through November 2014 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through October 2014—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS and UAH) through November 2014.
The three surface data suppliers have been claiming record high monthly values recently. This is, in part, due to the record high sea surface temperatures in the North Pacific, which impact the global data because of the size of the North Pacific and the intensity of the weather-related warming there. For further information about the unusual warming of the North Pacific, see the post On The Recent Record-High Global Sea Surface Temperatures – The Wheres and Whys.
Here is an exchange of views from commentators including me:
Climate talks create more CO2 than a small country as 12,500 politicians fly to Peruvian venue powered by dirty diesel generators
Talks in Lima have produced more than 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide
More than emissions produced by all of Sierra Leone over same 12 days
Summit is to produce legally-binding treaty on reducing greenhouse gases
That worthless meeting spent most of its time and energy talking about where to meet next and decided it was time to go to Gay Paree in France. When it is warm, of course. Not cold. The Copenhagen refrigerator meeting was a huge disaster especially when the ice carving of a huge murderous polar bear didn’t melt.
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