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Efforts to stop President Bush attacks on the environment that cause global warming working

By Craig Medred | Anchorage Daily News

Two hundred years of glacial shrinkage in Alaska, and then came the winter and summer of 2007-2008.

Unusually large amounts of winter snow were followed by unusually chill temperatures in June, July and August.

"In mid-June, I was surprised to see snow still at sea level in Prince William Sound," said U.S. Geological Survey glaciologist Bruce Molnia. "On the Juneau Icefield, there was still 20 feet of new snow on the surface of the Taku Glacier in late July. At Bering Glacier, a landslide I am studying, located at about 1,500 feet elevation, did not become snow free until early August.

"In general, the weather this summer was the worst I have seen in at least 20 years."

Never before in the history of a research project dating back to 1946 had the Juneau Icefield witnessed the kind of snow buildup that came this year. It was similar on a lot of other glaciers too.

"It's been a long time on most glaciers where they've actually had positive mass balance," Molnia said.

That's the way a scientist says the glaciers got thicker in the middle.

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Solar Cycle 24 is ushering in some strange weather. With such a low minimum that has begun this cycle, solar astrophysicists are thinking that we may be in for further chilling. However, they do not know at this point with many only guessing what may happen.

So, this is not a man-made cooling. Instead it is due to the solar minimum we have been experiencing.

Sheesh! Why does man take credit for his puny efforts when this solar minimum seems to be mediated by the sun and possibly our position in the universe.

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[quote][b]Frost 'one more thing' for grape growers[/b]

By GLENDA ANDERSON
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 4:41 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 5:26 a.m.

[b]A record cold snap[/b] in Mendocino County over the weekend caused little damage to wine grapes but chilled the hearts of farmers who already have suffered huge losses this year.

"It's just one more thing on top of one more thing. You kind of hold your breath," said Potter Valley wine grape grower Bill Pauli.

Temperatures dropped to 31 degrees in the Ukiah Valley on Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the coldest Oct. 12 morning since record keeping began in Ukiah in 1893, said Troy Nicolini, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Eureka. The previous record was 34 degrees in 1916.

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20081014/NEWS/810140335/-1/frontpage?Title=Frost__one_more_thing__for_grape_growers

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More news of chilly records being set.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekend cold set new record lows
Pendleton breaks 118-year-old record

The East Oregonian

Monday, October 13, 2008


[quote]Cold temperatures set several new record lows this weekend, including a low of 22 Saturday in downtown Pendleton that broke a 118 year-old record of 24.

Record lows started falling Thursday with a new low of 20 for Meacham, four degrees cooler than the previous record from 2006, according to information from the Web site for the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Pendleton.

Heppner and Long Creek then set new low temperatures Friday. Heppner hit 29, the coldest that date has seen since 1960 when it was 30; and Long Creek was 21, besting the 1987 record by four degrees.

Saturday set multiple new lows, including the record 22 in downtown Pendleton. John Day dropped to 21, breaking the 1990 record of 23; Meacham's 15 broke the previous low of 20 from 2002; and Mitchell set a record with 21, five degrees cooler than the 2002 record.

Additionally, the top of Airport Hill in Pendleton set a new low of 25; the previous record was 33. And the agricultural experimental station north of Pendleton recorded a low of 18, five degrees cooler than the previous record from 1990.

The cold continued to set records Sunday. Meacham, for the third time in four days, set a record with a low of 15, one degree cooler than the 2002 record. Long Creek and Mitchell again set new records as well Long Creek's low of 21 broke with 1969 record of 25, and Mitchell's 21 broke the 1949 record of 24.

The top of Airport Hill in Pendleton also set another record with 24; the previous record was 28 from 2002. And downtown Pendleton's 21 chilled past the previous record of 25 from 1931.
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http://www.eastoregonian.info/print.asp?SectionID=13&SubSectionID=48&ArticleID=83885&TM=29612.53

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... a new low of 20 for Meacham, four degrees cooler than the previous record from 2006
... Saturday set multiple new lows ... five degrees cooler than the 2002 record
... a low of 18, five degrees cooler than the previous record from 1990
... a low of 15, one degree cooler than the 2002 record
... also set another record with 24; the previous record was 28 from 2002
Weren't all the above record lows from when we (supposedly) were in the throes of Global Warming? crazy

(Of course, there are those who maintain that Global Warming can sometimes produce a paradoxical effect ... crazy)

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Don't tell Al Gore. If it gets colder, he may have to get a real job. Nah, will never happen. wink


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