For Republicans, having more education increases skepticism of global warming, rather than decreases it. For Democrats, the opposite is true.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor website, only the northern corner counties in the Hawkeye state are considered "Abnormally Dry," with the rest of the state in excellent shape heading into the growing season. No Iowa county registers as "Moderate Drought" or higher.
The counties in white, benefited from the 2-5 inches of snow water equivalent (SWE) that was locked in the snowpack from the last winter storm.
The 30 day outlook for precipitation has been forecast as normal according to agriculture.com.
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: How 'bout that global warming thing huh?
BOSTON (AP) — Boston finally has its snow record, and it could get more.
With 2.9 inches Sunday, Logan International Airport hit 108.6 inches for the season, topping a record of 107.6 inches set in 1995-96, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton.
"Superbowls, World Series', Stanley Cups, and snowfall records," Mayor Marty Walsh tweeted. "We are truly a title city. There will be no parade."
The weather service noted that more snow is possible.
Global warming theorists have taken yet another hit with a new study out of Denmark which demonstrates that variations in Earth's orbit are the primary causes of climate change, and have been for at least the last 1.4 billion years.
Scientists from the University of Southern Denmark and the China National Petroleum Corporation investigated marine sediment from the Xiamaling Formation in China and determined that the sediment shows evidence that "the same orbital forcing that caused the climate to change 1.4 billion years ago is the underlying force behind global warming today," the Daily Caller reports.
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When Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) pressed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on whether past climate change “models” predicting how fast temperatures would increase have turned out to be accurate, she couldn’t provide an answer. It was only one part of a tense exchange on climate change between McCarthy and the GOP senator during an Environment and Public Works Committee meeting on Wednesday.
Sessions also asked McCarthy about data that he claimed indicates that the moisture content of soil around the world might be even greater than in the past. But when the EPA chief again said she didn’t know what he was talking about, Sessions raised his voice a few decibels.
“Well, you need to know! Because you are asking this economy to sustain tremendous cost and you don’t know whether or not the soil worldwide is more moist or less moist?” Sessions said.
DENVER — Democrats may be flustered after a week of being accused of engineering an anti-science “witch hunt,” but they aren’t backing down from their investigations into the financial backing of climate-change researchers who challenge the movement’s doomsday scenarios.
U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, told National Journal earlier this week that he may have been guilty of “overreach” even as he defended his probe into the funding sources of seven professors, now known as the “Grijalva seven.”
This month will likely go down as Iowa’s ninth coldest February in 143 years, according to State Climatologist Harry Hillaker.
It also will likely rank among Iowa’s top 10 snowiest Februaries in the 128 years those records have been kept, Hillaker said.
Yet another bitterly cold, snowy winter is destroying alarmist global warming claims, proving once again that over-the-top global warming predictions are proving no more scientifically credible than snake oil.
This morning, stunning photos show New England lobster boats frozen in port, looking like they are stranded deep within the Arctic Circle. The boats have been frozen in place for weeks, which would be remarkable enough if this were the middle of January. However, the calendar is about to turn to March.
Connecticut is experiencing its coldest February in recorded history. So is Michigan. So is Toronto. Cleveland and Chicago are experiencing their second coldest February in recorded history. Frigid and record cold temperatures are being set from Key West to International Falls. At the same time, blizzard after blizzard is burying much of the nation with record winter snow totals, with winter snowfall records beings set from Boston to D
A British journalist is questioning the method used to by scientists to calculate the earth's climate change, calling it "one of the greatest scientific scandals of all time."
Christopher Booker writes for Britain's The Telegraph that climate data from stations in South America have been adjusted since the 1950s to give the impression that the earth's temperature is rising more than the original data showed.
Booker cites Paul Homewood's Not a Lot of People Know That blog where Homewood compares raw data with adjusted temperatures to show the graph trend was reversed from a cooling trend to a warming one.
Homewood checked the data on three weather stations in Paraguay and found that all three had their initial raw readings adjusted to show lower temperatures in the 1950s and higher temperatures today.
Following reporting by Booker two weeks ago, Homewood checked more stations in South America and found the same thing had occurred at them.
Scientists use these records to estimate temperatures in locations that don't have reporting stations, and the data is used to project changes in overall global climate.
Unless you've spent the last few weeks in solitary meditation on a remote island, you couldn't miss the wave ofmedia stories breathlessly proclaiming that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. As usual, the coverage was laced with alarm about the menace posed by climate change, and with disapproval of skeptics who decline to join in the general panic.