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UPDATE - Weather check where you are:"Crops under stress as temps fall"

Our politicians haven't noticed that the problem may be that the world is not warming but cooling, observes Christopher Booker.

By Christopher Booker
Published: 6:04PM BST 13 Jun 2009

Waterworld: Floodwater surrounding a farm near Fargo, North Dakota, in March 2009 Photo: Reuters

For the second time in little over a year, it looks as though the world may be heading for a serious food crisis, thanks to our old friend "climate change". In many parts of the world recently the weather has not been too brilliant for farmers. After a fearsomely cold winter, June brought heavy snowfall across large parts of western Canada and the northern states of the American Midwest. In Manitoba last week, it was -4ºC. North Dakota had its first June snow for 60 years.

There was midsummer snow not just in Norway and the Cairngorms, but even in Saudi Arabia. At least in the southern hemisphere it is winter, but snowfalls in New Zealand and Australia have been abnormal. There have been frosts in Brazil, elsewhere in South America they have had prolonged droughts, while in China they have had to cope with abnormal rain and freak hailstorms, which in one province killed 20 people.



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ME, NH, VT last two winters...BRUTAL

record cold and snowfalls.

Planet has cycles.

Hot and cold.

Make yourself at home.

Gore is one of them...who you gonna believe? Al Gore or the thermometer?



East Tennessee, we've had a prolonged spring, much longer than usual, with moderate temps and much increased rainfall.

I can't remember any spring going deeper into June than this year.
Normally we're into hot summer by mid May.

We're okay here,

but I had to change my plans to plant my seeds a number of times because the nighttime temperature kept dipping.

Some of the seeds I started early got rootbound and are just now recovering from being transplanted late.

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Hail Storm Pounds Parts Of Garden State

Jun 15, 2009 7:45 pm US/Eastern
June Winter Wonderland In New Jersey?
Hail Storm Pounds Parts Of Garden State With Several Inches; Residents Watch In Amazement As Plows Clear Streets

Parts of New Jersey were pummeled by a massive hail storm on Monday afternoon, leaving it looking as if a June blizzard blew through with inches of dime-sized pellets piling up.

Washington Township residents were seen on their driveways breaking out the snow shovels and officials sent out bulldozers to act as snow plows to clear the streets after severe thunderstorms pounded the region. Children were seen forming hailballs.

CBS 2 HD's Christine Sloan was in Washington Township and spoke to stunned residents. This as the snow and ice piled up around them.



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Argentine glacier advances despite global warming

By JEANNETTE NEUMANN, Associated Press Writer Jeannette Neumann, Associated Press Writer – 6/14/09 1:00pm EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier is one of only a few ice fields worldwide that have withstood rising global temperatures.

Nourished by Andean snowmelt, the glacier constantly grows even as it spawns icebergs the size of apartment buildings into a frigid lake, maintaining a nearly perfect equilibrium since measurements began more than a century ago.

"We're not sure why this happens," said Andres Rivera, a glacialist with the Center for Scientific Studies in Valdivia, Chile. "But not all glaciers respond equally to climate change."


cold summer in denver as well

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This may sound silly, but

I was always told that the corn should be " knee high" by the 4th of July. I haven't seen a lot of fields that will meet that this year.

"Truth is treason in the empire of lies"......

"Truth is treason in the empire of lies"......

Much cooler in Sacramento

It's supposed to start heating up, but it's been at least 10 deg below normal for weeks.

Animal Extinction - the greatest threat to mankind

By the end of the century half of all species will be extinct. Does that matter?
But, as harmful as our forebears may have been, nothing compares to what's under way today. Throughout the 20th century the causes of extinction - habitat degradation, overexploitation, agricultural monocultures, human-borne invasive species, - increased exponentially, until now in the 21st century the rate is nothing short of explosive. The World Conservation Union's Red List - a database measuring the global status of Earth's 1.5 million scientifically named species - tells a haunting tale of unchecked, unaddressed, and accelerating biocide.

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”


Oregon (Northwestern) has been cooler (is it fall already?) more or less... I don't mind too much. Cool season crops are my favorite to grow anyhow.
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So far, June's chill is one for the records in Chicago

By Steve Kahn
on June 12, 2009 10:53 PM

The cloudy, chilly and rainy open to June here has been the talk of the town. So far this June is running more than 12 degrees cooler than last year, and the clouds, rain and chilly lake winds have been persistent. The average temperature at O'Hare International Airport through Friday has been only 59.5 degrees: nearly 7 degrees below normal and the coldest since records there began 50 years ago.

More bad weather is on the way Saturday with a cold rain expected to linger through the bulk of the morning. Rainfall could be heavy -- especially north of the city, which would be a reversal of Thursday's deluge that targeted the southern suburbs.


Very cool here in Vegas

It's been cloudy almost every day for weeks, and cooler than normal. I hope it stays just like this throughout the rest of June!

Northern Nevada

has been experiencing cool weather...several weeks of threatening thunderestorms, thunderstorms, lots of rain for us. This June is something like the 3rd wettest on record. If you've never checked it out before, take a look at www.iceagenow.com - lots of interesting info, status and even a sunspot update.

Our politicians haven't

Our politicians haven't noticed that the problem may be that the world is not warming but cooling, observes Christopher Booker.

Look into thermohaline circulation, what global warming does to it and then what the results of that are.

Ultimately, the theory goes that global warming results in some areas becoming much cooler and other areas becoming more hot & dry.

Thermohaline circulation is like a big heatsink for the Earth, spreading extreme temperatures out so that they are not so hot or so cold in the peak areas.

Back in 1997 the scientist who published this theory, just prior to the Kyoto meetings in Japan, stated in his report that it the scenario was under way right then that it might take only 10 years for some of his predictions to really happen.

So, now, with all the "global warming" that we have had for the past few decades (I remember learning about global warming in high school in the early 90s) we're now experiencing a cooling period. Should we even be surprised?

If the theory regarding thermohaline circulation possibly shutting down or slowing to a crawl is correct, we might expect even more cooling in the near future.


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Understand john: How does what you said relate to the ....

sunspots or should I say, the lack of them, and their absence and the connection to the cooling of the earth.
There are no lack theories out there. Which ones do you believe have the most evidence to go with them?

I haven't read much about

I haven't read much about issues with the Sun. Aren't sunspots cooler than their surrounding areas? If there's a lack of them that tells me that there is a corresponding lack of cooler areas... meaning a hotter Sun?

If there were more sunspots that would seem to mean that there were a lot more cooler areas of the Sun, which would then mean the Sun is not heating up the Earth as much.

I don't really see a lack of sunspots being related to cooling of the Earth. Maybe you could point out what I'm missing?

If there was a lack of solar flares, or decreased solar flares along with increased sunspots - then I could see that possibly having an impact on the Earth in regards to cooling.


About thermohaline circulation, the logic behind that makes sense to me as well. I posted a bit more on the topic some time ago at http://www.dailypaul.com/node/76486#comment-822677


In Colorado it has been very

In Colorado it has been very wet and much colder this summer than any summer I have seen.. I have lived here my whole life..

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I don't know if the Telegraph has

a particular political slant or not. Interesting to see almost all reader comments support the article. I'd like to think this publication is mainstream.

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reed: This is mainstream, just not in our country's MSM.

Our MSM will not touch this, since their agenda is contrary to the actual known evidence concerning climate change.
This neglect of the truth is really offensive. Our so called news services will not report this news.