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Sudden Arctic Stratospheric Warming Event Could Mean The Worst Of Europe’s Winter May Still Be Ahead!
By P Gosselin on 6. February 2016
At German climate and weather site wobleibtdieerderwaerumund.de here, author “Schneefan” writes about the Arctic stratosphere and potential polar vortices blasting into Europe before winter makes an exit. He writes that models had calculated a warming of the stratosphere over parts of the Arctic, and this is now indeed taking place. And that warming has been […]
The Hazards of Veganism: U of Graz Study Showing Vegetarians Are Unhealthier, More Mentally Disturbed, Goes Viral!
By P Gosselin on 5. February 2016
Almost 2 years ago I reported here on a comprehensive study conducted by the Austrian University of Graz showing vegans and vegetarians tend to have significantly more mental disorders and health issues than meat-loving people. Photo credit: Alpha, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Well, that post has been brought back the public’s attention […]
Unreliable Power: Major Technical Failure Sidelines Another Offshore Wind Park…Adding To Exploding Costs
By P Gosselin on 4. February 2016
I’ve reported earlier on Germany’s BARD 1 offshore engineering fiasco, where technical problems continue plaguing the wind park and has yet to deliver power on shore to reach markets. Even today the situation there remains unclear. Moreover, just days I ago I reported how an expert institute confirmed that offshore wind park installations are highly […]
2016 And 2017 Hurricane Seasons To Be “Most Dangerous And Costly In Over 10 Years”, Former NOAA Meteorologist Warns
By P Gosselin on 3. February 2016
The first 2016 hurricane season predictions are starting to come out. And if the one by Global Weather Oscillations is on the right track, then US coastal areas may want to already start bracing for greater hurricane activity. Hurricane Isabel. Photo by Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences & Image Analysis Laboratory , Johnson Space Center. Public Domain […]
Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance Cost Fiasco: “100 Times More Expensive Than A New Turbine Itself”!
By P Gosselin on 2. February 2016
A press release by Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft reports how offshore North and Baltic Sea wind turbines need to be in operation for 25 years before they become profitable, but that they are prone to shortened lifespans due to rust from the harsh sea environment. As a result the wind turbine installations need extra and very costly maintenance […]
Central Europe January Mean Temperature Trend Continues Downward …Global January Temp To Miss Record
By P Gosselin on 1. February 2016
Germany’s DWD national weather service has released the preliminary mean temperature for the country for January, 2016. The data show the month was 1.2°C above the long-term mean. So far the European winter has been a mild one – thanks to a persistent mild weather pattern that has brought warm and moist Atlantic air over […]