Bitterly cold winds from Russia will sweep across the UK from Sunday night, sending the mercury plunging and making this winter the chilliest for 13 years.
The reasonably high temperatures of the last two weeks will come to an end at the weekend when freezing air and winds from Russia will come in.
Washington DC, Jan 27th 2009: NASA warming scientist James Hansen, one of former Vice-President Al Gore’s closest allies in the promotion of man-made global warming fears, is being publicly rebuked by his former supervisor at NASA.
Retired senior NASA atmospheric scientist, Dr. John S. Theon, the former supervisor of James Hansen, NASA’s vocal man-made global warming fear soothsayer, has now publicly declared himself a skeptic and declared that Hansen “embarrassed NASA” with his alarming climate claims and said Hansen was “was never muzzled.” Theon joins the rapidly growing ranks of international scientists abandoning the promotion of man-made global warming fears.
Oh, and there’s this.
As the planet’s climate grows ever warmer and we are bombarded with more and more scare stories – in the past 24 hours alone, we have had polar bears in the Thames, Emperor penguins dying out by the year 2100, and a warning that it is already too late to reverse climate change before the year 3000, for fuck’s sake – we can at least console ourselves with the knowledge that the cosmos seems determined to mock the apostles of this new doomsday cult.
Spare a thought, for example, for Al Gore, whose trip to Washington tomorrow to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the “urgent need” to combat global warming (though if it’s irreversible, where’s the fucking urgency?) is under threat from – yep, you guessed it – a severe winter storm warning in the capital. (h/t to Bishop Hill for that snippet.)