Above-Average Ocean Temperatures Contributing to Historic Boston Snowfall

Hello everyone, The top weather story this week is still all of the snow in my hometown of Boston. The totals are historic and many records have been broken. The regional transit system, the MBTA, has been crippled by the snow and the roads have not feared much better. The core of the problem is …

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DYK: “Chemtrails” are a lie!

Good evening everyone, There's a lot of jet contrails in the sky today, and that's not surprising considering my proximity to Albuquerque's Sunport (an international airport) and Kirtland Air Force Base. The contrails are the long, crisscrossing lines formed by passing planes. Unfortunately, many people don't understand what contrails are and make wild "chemtrail" accusations. …

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Mainstream News and How a “Scientist” Began to Dislike the Term

Good morning everyone, I will admit that I had never intended for this blog to be used as a soapbox, but I find myself becoming irritated by what I see and read in mainstream news; both local and national, print and online. The source of my ire is, quite unexpectedly, the word scientist. Now, I …

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Climate Change at the bottom of the world, don’t forget about penguins!

Good morning everyone, I love penguins, hands-down favorite animal. I felt that way as a kid and I haven't heard any reason to change it. But it seems like they're not getting their fair share of attention when it comes to the climate change crisis affecting many species. (Yes, I believe in climate change, no …

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El Nino and seasonal forecasting

Good evening everyone, Two articles caught my eye today. This one, from accuweather.com 's Meghan Evans, discusses their current seasonal forecast this winter. Due to an expected weak to moderate El Nino condition the mid-Atlantic and parts of New England will see above-average snowfall while the upper Mississippi Valley and high plains will see less …

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The Western US and a century of drought; welcome to the new normal.

I recently saw this livescience.com article on Yahoo. The article discussed how drought conditions in the western US, particularly the western forests, will become more commonplace in the next century. This change in climate could cause much of those forests to give way to scrub land, an ecosystem more suited for the lower rainfall rates. …

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