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Inland Northeast Gets Record-Burying Snow

By: Bob Henson , 4:40 PM GMT on March 15, 2017

If the millions of people living along the I-95 corridor were situated just 100 miles northwest, they’d be digging out on Wednesday from one of their biggest March storms in decades. Instead, the big coastal cities came out of Tuesday’s storm with relatively little impact, while many points inland are still buried.

There was no second-guessing the intensity of the fast-hitting storm, dubbed Stella by The Weather Channel. Surface pressures dropped at incredible rates downstream of the surface low (see Figure 2 below), on par with pressure drops observed with some hurricanes. The quick intensification led to very strong winds, especially along the New England coast. On Cape Cod, Wellfleet, MA, gusted to 79 mph, and widespread gusts to 50-70 mph knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers in northeast Massachusetts. At the storm crescendoed around 6:00 pm EST Tuesday, Boston’s Logan International Airport was enduring northeast winds of 46 mph gusting to 56 mph, with mixed rain and snow and a temperature of 37°F.


Figure 1. People watch as waves crash over the seawall along Lynn Shore Drive as Stella bears down on Lynn, MA, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Image credit: Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images.


Figure 2. The NY State Mesonet station at Southold, on the north fork of Long Island, experienced a pressure drop of more than 50 millibars (maroon line on right side of image) in less than 36 hours, with pressures dropping at a rate of roughly 15 mb per 3 hours as Stella approached on Tuesday afternoon, March 14, 2017. Image credit: New York State Mesonet.


Figure 3. The intense surface low associated with Winter Storm Stella (979 mb) was located at the eastern tip of Long Island at 2100Z (4:00 pm EST) Tuesday, March 14. Two-hour pressure falls (blue dashed lines) were analyzed at greater than 9 mb near the coast of Maine ahead of Stella. Image credit: NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center.

Putting the semi-bust into context
Meteorologists were frequent interviewees on Tuesday, explaining why a small shift inland of the rain/snow transition zone had such big consequences on the outcome from Washington to Boston. Probabilistic graphics issued by several National Weather Service offices had amply highlighted the large uncertainties. In some cases, when it became more apparent a given spot would be located very near the transition zone, the probabilistic uncertainties actually grew. One such graphic on Monday night showed that there was a 10% chance that New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport would receive 1” or less, and a 10% chance that it would get 21” or more! Overall, the snowfall amounts in the major East Coast cities came in on the low side of the probabilistic ranges, though in some cases they were below the “expect at least this much” (the lowest 10% range).

The main complication was a slice of warm air several thousand feet thick that was pulled onshore northeast of the fast-strengthening low a bit more strongly than expected. This meant a changeover from snow to a messy mix of sleet, freezing rain, and snow in some of the most heavily populated areas—very unpleasant, but not truly crippling.

Cliff Mass, a professor at the University of Washington, labeled the event “Slushmaggeddon.” He noted that with this storm, heavy precipitation occurred just as expected, even in the big cities, but the form of that precipitation was different than many had expected. In other storms, the big uncertainty isn’t with the type of precipitation but the amounts: the edge of heavy snow can shift just outside of an urban area, leaving the city with much less than expected, as occurred in New York City in January 2015. “Both were difficult forecasts with a large gradient of snow,” said Mass in an email.

Snow and sleet totals along the I-95 corridor included:

2.0” Washington (Reagan National)
5.6” Washington (Dulles)
2.5” Baltimore, MD
6.0” Philadelphia, PA
7.3” Newark, NJ
7.4” New York (LaGuardia)
5.1” New York (JFK)
3.3” Providence, RI
6.6” Boston, MA

You don’t have to go far inland to find much bigger amounts. For example:

14.4” Worcester, MA (50 miles west of Boston)
15.8” Hartford, CT (75 miles west of Providence)


Figure 4. The strong gradient in snowfall amounts near the East Coast is evident in this map of preliminary snowfall totals across southern New England as of 9:00 pm EDT Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Image credit: NWS/Taunton, MA.


Figure 5. A horse and buggy drive through the snow on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Gap, PA. Image credit: AP Photo/Matt Slocum.

Snow-prone Binghamton gets its heaviest 1-day snowstorm on record
Stella’s heaviest snows extended from the Poconos of Pennsylvania across eastern New York and into western Vermont. The large domed portion of the Hutton Sports and Recreation Center at Utica College collapsed on Tuesday night around 7:30 pm EDT (see photos at bottom). Fortunately, the campus was on spring break, and the sports complex had been closed around 2:00 pm, according to a statement from the college. A trained spotter at West Winfield, NY, just south of Utica, reported 42”, and 36” was reported from nearby Ilion, NY.

Some other noteworthy totals:

Binghamton, NY, notched its heaviest-ever 24-hour snowfall with a phenomenal 31.3”, far eclipsing the previous 23” record from Feb. 3-4, 1961. Moreover, all but 0.1” of the snow fell between midnight Monday night and midnight Tuesday night, making for a calendar-day total of 31.2” that smashes the previous calendar-day record of 21.0” from Feb. 19, 1972. Records in Binghamton don’t go back terribly far: only to 1951.

Albany, NY, racked up a storm total of 17”, all falling on Tuesday, which ties for the city’s eighth biggest calendar-day snowfall on record. Five of the other eight top calendar-day snows in Albany history occurred in March. Records began way back in 1884.

Burlington, VT, received 29.6” in the 27-hour period from 9:00 am EDT Tuesday to noon Wednesday, with light snow still falling. This makes it at least Burlington’s third heaviest snow on record, behind 33.1” (Jan. 2-3, 2010) and 29.8” (Dec. 25-28, 1969). Records go back to 1893.


Figure 6. The Binghamton office of the National Weather Service is draped in the city's heaviest snowfall on record early Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Image credit: NWS/Binghamton.

Multiday freeze could be a costly event for Southern growers
Freezing temperatures covered much of the southeastern U.S. on Wednesday, and an even more widespread freeze is likely on Thursday morning. Lows on Wednesday AM included 28°F at the NWS/Atlanta office in Peachtree City and 31°F in Augusta, GA.

A hard freeze warning is in effect for inland northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, where lows are expected to reach the 25°F to 30°F range for several hours, well below record lows for the date. Temperatures may briefly dip below freezing as far southeast as Ocala and St. Augustine, FL. Anything below 29°F in Jacksonville would be the city’s latest-ever temperature so low in records going back to 1871. As we discussed in Tuesday’s post, a widespread hard freeze could have especially large impacts this year because of extremely mild late-winter weather that’s put spring vegetation (including fruit crops) several weeks ahead of schedule.

We’ll be back with our next post by Thursday at the latest.

Bob Henson



The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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171. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:01 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
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170. barbamz
3:52 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
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169. barbamz
3:42 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Wooosh!

16.03.2017: Snow covered the train tracks at the Rhinecliff Station in New York.
Bystanders waited for the train to pass by, but it didn't slow down enough and caused a wave of snow to splash them.
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168. Grothar
3:41 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
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167. Grothar
3:40 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
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166. Some1Has2BtheRookie
3:23 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 152. georgevandenberghe:



Official readings are taken four to six feet above the surface which is warmer than the surface on calm clear nights. Valleys and flat depressions will be much colder than official stations. That 70F would be rejected by any assimilation scheme. Surface observations do have a warm bias with time because of urbanization but radiosondes, satellite soundings and other data sources also show warming apart from urban locations. Global temperature averages and ice coverage are two different metrics and ice coverage does have a large cyclic component because of changes in ocean circulation. The two metrics are not in conflict. Most of the terms in the global heat balance equation point to slight cooling with IR emissions from greenhouse gases offsetting this.


The part that I highlighted is true, but the BEST study revealed that areas influenced by the UHI warming are also warming at the same rate as surrounding areas that have not been urbanized.

Berkeley Earth: CLIMATE SCIENCE + STRATEGIC ANALYSIS


Berkeley Earth: Summary of Findings

This study was headed by Richard Muller. He is a former skeptic of the surface temperature data and of the rate of warming that was happening.

Climategate 'hide the decline' explained by Berkeley professor Richard A. Muller

Richard Muller - I Was Wrong On Global Warming, But It Didn't Convince The 'Sceptics'

Climate Skeptic Richard Muller Admits Global Warming is Real and Humans are the Cause

Richard Muller set out to show that the surface temperature data was wrong by overstating how much warming was occurring. The BEST study was partially funded by the Koch brothers. Anthony Watts vowed to stand by what the BEST study would reveal. Anthony Watts blasted Muller for the conclusions that the study revealed and has never stood by the findings of the study. The Koch brothers? While they will rightfully claim that they are not scientists they also never mention this study when they are asked about climate change. A study that they helped to fund.
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165. Snacker2
3:22 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 149. iceagecoming:

Yesterday's Extremes
State Highs
70 °F North Conway
28 °F Rochester

Sun up, time to fire up the snowblower again.

A climate denialist has trolled or is trying to break some record for facile. Record high temperatures outweighing record low temperatures worldwide are now completely wrong I say!
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164. georgevandenberghe
2:59 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 161. Patrap:



Not even close.

Pink Floyd.

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I got images wrong and struck my post. Which Pink Floyd?
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163. Patrap
2:58 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 157. georgevandenberghe:

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If yer gonna delete instead of modify, put a sentence at least, or a image.

For the archives
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162. georgevandenberghe
2:57 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 127. Grothar:

Image of island underwater in the Pacific.




Alt-Dry
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161. Patrap
2:57 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 157. georgevandenberghe:



Alt-Dry


Not even close.

Pink Floyd.

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160. georgevandenberghe
2:55 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Deleted.. mistake
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159. weathermanwannabe
2:48 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
On an ENSO related note (where is Scott?), definitely looking like El Nino is trying to rear it's head downstream: that will have implications for the coming E-Pac and US Atlantic hurricane season.








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158. Uragani
2:44 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Figure 5 of this blog is spectacular and real at the same time. If no electricity, and, of course, gas, what would u move with!?
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157. georgevandenberghe
2:42 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
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156. georgevandenberghe
2:41 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 130. Patrap:

I see Trump Spokespeople splaining' stuff He say's, in my dreams,

I'm scared.




I keep hoping I'll wake up on November ninth and the past four months will have been an alt-real dream.
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155. Patrap
2:09 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 152. georgevandenberghe:



Official readings are taken four to six feet above the surface which is warmer than the surface on calm clear nights. Valleys and flat depressions will be much colder than official stations. That 70F would be rejected by any assimilation scheme. Surface observations do have a warm bias with time because of urbanization but radiosondes, satellite soundings and other data sources also show warming apart from urban locations. Global temperature averages and ice coverage are two different metrics and ice coverage does have a large cyclic component because of changes in ocean circulation. The two metrics are not in conflict. Most of the terms in the global heat balance equation point to slight cooling with IR emissions from greenhouse gases offsetting this.


You blinded Him with Science!

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154. barbamz
2:06 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Germany to push for carbon price at G20
BBC, By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst, 1 hour ago
Germany will use its G20 Presidency to nudge world leaders towards a global price on carbon, according to its director general of energy policy.
Thorsten Herdan told BBC News that the world can’t stabilise CO2 emissions without making polluters pay.
Mr Herdan, of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, said if renewables got cheaper still, the market would respond by dropping the coal price more.
Some of President Trump’s advisers have argued that any carbon price should be fixed at zero to reflect the benefits of fossil fuels.
But German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to try to persuade President Trump that the world is moving towards clean energy. ...


Good luck to our Angie! She'll certainly need it a lot.
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153. barbamz
1:55 PM GMT on March 16, 2017


Stress on the Great Barrier Reef
NASA Earth Observatory, March 16, 2017
The map above, based on data from NOAA's Coral Reef Watch, shows areas with varying levels of heat stress. The amount of heat stress is an indicator of bleaching and its potential intensity. This map shows the maximum stress reached during the seven-day period from February 21-27, 2017. Tan indicates a bleaching watch, meaning that the area may have been exposed to heat stress. Orange indicates a bleaching warning, meaning that bleaching is possible. Red indicates a bleaching alert level 1 (bleaching is likely), and dark red indicates alert level 2 (mortality is likely). ...
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152. georgevandenberghe
1:54 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 149. iceagecoming:

Yesterday's Extremes
State Highs
70 °F North Conway
28 °F Rochester
28 °F Concord
28 °F Portsmouth
28 °F Nashua

State Lows

-2 °F Mt. Washington
9 °F Lebanon
12 °F Jaffrey
12 °F Keene
12 °F Whitefield

Here's an interesting data capture from WU for Conway NH
70 F in North Conway? Anyone want to bet this data point was used in NOAA data!

I am always amazed when either of my vehicles show -2 F on Jan 9th 2017
the recorded low temp is 7 or 8 F, very strange that the local thermometers in town and my vehicles
don't seem to match the official temp???? Hmmm? Must be faulty equipment used at Nissan and Mitsubishi to fudge emission results, Right..... except the local hardware store probably has Johnson Controls, they might be in on it too?
Sun up, time to fire up the snowblower again.


Official readings are taken four to six feet above the surface which is warmer than the surface on calm clear nights. Valleys and flat depressions will be much colder than official stations. That 70F would be rejected by any assimilation scheme. Surface observations do have a warm bias with time because of urbanization but radiosondes, satellite soundings and other data sources also show warming apart from urban locations. Global temperature averages and ice coverage are two different metrics and ice coverage does have a large cyclic component because of changes in ocean circulation. The two metrics are not in conflict. Most of the terms in the global heat balance equation point to slight cooling with IR emissions from greenhouse gases offsetting this.
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151. barbamz
1:51 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Hi over there. With so many bleak news for environment, climate and research around, here at least something positive:

'Billion tree tsunami' surges across northern Pakistan
by Rina Saeed Khan | Thomson Reuters Foundation, Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:20 GMT
Years of tree felling reduced Pakistan's forests to under 2 percent of its land area. A planting project backed by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan aims to turn around deforestation. ...


A view of a government-run tree nursery in Haripur, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. TRF/Rina Saeed Khan
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150. iceagecoming
1:42 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 16. RobertWC:

Let’s be Very Clear — 100 Percent (or More) of Recent Warming was Caused By Humans
“We actually have high confidence that the warming that is happening now is not natural cycle. If anything, over the past few decades, nature has tried to cool us off a little bit… The sun has dimmed just a little bit. We have blocked the sun with particles from our smokestacks just a little bit. And yet it has warmed. If you were to ask how much of the warming that we see recently has been caused by our greenhouse gasses, it’s a little more than all of it (emphasis added).” — Dr Richard Alley

Link



Looks like NPR might disagree with your assessment, but then they are subject to some severe bias
of there own.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/14 /520104348/natural-environmental-swings-cause-up-t o-half-of-arctic-sea-ice-loss?utm_medium=RSS&utm_c ampaign=environment

Got hot and cold long before, as it will again.



https://commons.wvc.edu/rdawes/g101ocl/labs/Vosto kIceCoreGraph1.jpg


09:00 temp 19 F, crunchy powder snow. Sunny high clouds, glacier sunglasses recommended due to reflective effects of all that snow.


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149. iceagecoming
1:20 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Yesterday's Extremes
State Highs
70 °F North Conway
28 °F Rochester
28 °F Concord
28 °F Portsmouth
28 °F Nashua

State Lows

-2 °F Mt. Washington
9 °F Lebanon
12 °F Jaffrey
12 °F Keene
12 °F Whitefield

Here's an interesting data capture from WU for Conway NH
70 F in North Conway? Anyone want to bet this data point was used in NOAA data!

I am always amazed when either of my vehicles show -2 F on Jan 9th 2017
the recorded low temp is 7 or 8 F, very strange that the local thermometers in town and my vehicles
don't seem to match the official temp???? Hmmm? Must be faulty equipment used at Nissan and Mitsubishi to fudge emission results, Right..... except the local hardware store probably has Johnson Controls, they might be in on it too?
Sun up, time to fire up the snowblower again.
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148. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
1:19 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
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147. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
1:18 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
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146. iceagecoming
1:05 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
You folks seem to stray from the topic, record snowfall!

Jeez, 80% of posts are political or climate hysteria related.

12 inches of Stella in my drive, monster snowbanks and frozen river in town.

Temp 13 F at car startup 06:30.
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145. islander101010
12:32 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
spacex launched a rocket late night. it had a more south trajectory than most. looked to be a success
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144. weathermanwannabe
12:31 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Here is the National Drought Monitor issued this morning..............Looking much better in CA but starting to get drought again in that Northern GA tri-State region:

Current U.S. Drought Monitor


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143. weathermanwannabe
12:29 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Many Americans want smaller government and less bureaucracy at the Federal level and that is understandable at one level but Federal science agencies like NOAA, EPA and NIH provide critical research and support to States when it comes to crisis issues which impact all Americans. By way of example, NOAA (which we value on this site) includes the National Weather Service whose primary mission is to try to save lives when severe weather events threaten the Nation; part of what the EPA regulates and enforces is pollution which impacts our environment from the water that we drink to the air that we breathe. And finally, NIH is the Agency that researches and also stock piles vaccines in the case of pandemics and is on alert for National biological threats. Just last year, when we had the Zika issue threatening a portion of South Florida, the Governor as well as many people on the ground were pushing for earlier intervention, and funding from the Feds (NIH) to help address this issue/crisis..............This drastic of proposed cuts threaten American lives. I will go back to the Weather now................................
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142. weathermanwannabe
12:12 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Here is some info from Science Mag on the proposed budget cuts being released this morning in terms of science issues..............Like trying to go back to the dark ages...................That's what you get when the speech last night in TN by DT focused to a large degree on assailing the mainstream media as "fake news"...............Perhaps they also want to add "fake science" to the new list of pending definitions for Websters Dictionary along with "alternate facts".............................

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/nih- doe-office-science-face-deep-cuts-trumps-first-bud get



President Donald Trump's first budget request to Congress, to be released at 7 a.m. Thursday, will call for cutting the 2018 budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $6 billion, or nearly 20%, according to sources familiar with the proposal. The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science would lose $900 million, or nearly 20% of its $5 billion budget. The proposal also calls for deep cuts to the research programs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and a 5% cut to NASA's Earth science budget. And it would eliminate DOE's roughly $300 million Advanced Research Projects Agency -Energy (ARPA-E).

There appears to be no mention, however, of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in a 62-page document outlining the proposal obtained by theWashington Post.NSF's budget request may not become clear until the White House fleshes out the details of its spending plan over the next two months.

The NIH proposal is drawing deep concern from biomedical research advocates. "A $6 billion cut to [NIH] is unacceptable to the scientific community, and should be unacceptable to the American public as well," said Benjamin Corb, public affairs director of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Rockville, Maryland, in a statement. "President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2018 spending plan erases years' worth of bipartisan support for the NIH, and the American biomedical research enterprise which has long been the global leader for biomedical innovation. Cuts this deep threaten America's ability to remain a leader. It is of grave concern to the research community that President Trump's budget proposal which would fund the agency at a 15-year low values investments in defense above all other federal expenditures."

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141. weathermanwannabe
12:04 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Good Morning Folks; here is the Conus forecast for today and the current look. Around 30 this morning at sunrise in Tallahassee. Surprisingly strong cold shot for this time of the year but considering what the folks have been experiencing this Winter in the Northern tier of the US, we'll take it.....................And you an see the quickly rebounding highs on the way for the Southern tier as the cold air to the North moves off to the East with warmer air behind it................Back up a high of 78 in North Florida by Saturday.


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139. Pipejazz
11:58 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 62. Sfloridacat5:

This will likely come as a surprise to a lot of people. People need to start looking at the big picture.

Countries Ranked by Air Pollution
Link


Do you want to run and catch up to the top ten heavy polluters or improve to catch up to be number one of the non-poluters (bottom of your list). I prefer the later.
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138. elioe
11:17 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Almost a consensus.



Edit: ensembles also.

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137. elioe
10:30 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
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136. Grothar
5:45 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Where is Scott??



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135. no1der
5:42 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Also just up on WaPo:
NASA budget would cut Earth science and education


"The total cut to the Earth-science budget is $102 million, or 5 percent of the program’s annual budget, and it almost exclusively targets missions aimed at understanding climate change — the ocean monitoring program PACE; the Orbiting Carbon ­Observatory-3; the Deep Space Climate Observatory; and the CLARREO Pathfinder, which measures heat in Earth’s atmosphere."
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134. Grothar
5:41 AM GMT on March 16, 2017


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133. Patrap
5:37 AM GMT on March 16, 2017

Quoting 132. no1der:

Trump’s budget calls for seismic disruption in medical and science research
"a budget that takes a sharp bite out of some programs and kills others outright. Those targeted for termination include an EPA program to clean up the Cheseapeake Bay, the accident-investigating Chemical Safety Board, and a NASA satellite program (long ago known as the GoreSat, after the idea was promoted by then-Vice President Al Gore) that monitors solar storms and Earth’s climate."
"The blueprint does not mention the National Science Foundation, which provides more than $7 billion annually in grants. That may fall under the category of “other agencies,” which are not detailed but which the blueprint puts down for a 9.8 percent cut."
"The Department of Energy’s Office of Science would see a $900 million cut. The administration is asking for cuts to a program devoted to energy efficiency and renewable energy. Targeted for elimination is the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), which underwrites innovations in biofuels and batteries."


We so also gonna dies likes from everythings meso tinks so yes?

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132. no1der
5:26 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Trump’s budget calls for seismic disruption in medical and science research
"a budget that takes a sharp bite out of some programs and kills others outright. Those targeted for termination include an EPA program to clean up the Cheseapeake Bay, the accident-investigating Chemical Safety Board, and a NASA satellite program (long ago known as the GoreSat, after the idea was promoted by then-Vice President Al Gore) that monitors solar storms and Earth’s climate."
"The blueprint does not mention the National Science Foundation, which provides more than $7 billion annually in grants. That may fall under the category of “other agencies,” which are not detailed but which the blueprint puts down for a 9.8 percent cut."
"The Department of Energy’s Office of Science would see a $900 million cut. The administration is asking for cuts to a program devoted to energy efficiency and renewable energy. Targeted for elimination is the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), which underwrites innovations in biofuels and batteries."
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131. Patrap
5:08 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 127. Grothar:

Image of island underwater in the Pacific.




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130. Patrap
4:27 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
I see Trump Spokespeople splaining' stuff He say's, in my dreams,

I'm scared.

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129. ChiThom
4:26 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
It seems like deus ex machina around here

and I'm going to bed.
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128. Some1Has2BtheRookie
4:14 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 127. Grothar:

Image of island underwater in the Pacific.




I would hate to be the cameraman taking that shot. ;) The Great Barrier Reef is starting to look as lifeless as well.
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127. Grothar
4:09 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Image of island underwater in the Pacific.

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126. ChiThom
4:09 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
two hours lost in the black hole of ephemeral pointlessness?
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124. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
4:02 AM GMT on March 16, 2017

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121. Some1Has2BtheRookie
3:54 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Quoting 87. oldnewmex:


Commentors on this blog have given many examples of things they are doing to make a difference: Solar power, riding bicycles, walking, foregoing a/c or heater use, small-scale organic gardening, etc. Also, they're not just "preaching to the choir", as many visitors to the blog apparently need an education on variables affecting climate and weather.


The #1 thing that we all can do to help mitigate the warming of the global climate is to refuse to vote for any public policy maker that denies that it is happening or will say that it is not us doing it.
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