This article was orginally published in 2010: Bolivia – Coldest temps in nearly half a century kill 6 million fish
Bolivia – Coldest temps in nearly half a century kill 6 million fish
This is an “environmental catastrophe” brought on by the lowest temperatures registered in Santa Cruz in nearly half a century, Gov. Ruben Costas told reporters.
11 Feb 14 -Authorities in the eastern Bolivian province of Santa Cruz declared an alert following the deaths of 6 million fish from the unusually cold weather gripping the country in recent weeks.
The provincial government said the fish died in the Grande, Pirai and Ichilo rivers that run through the tropical region.
Temperatures in southern and eastern Bolivia dropped severely, even falling below 0 C (32 F) in areas where the thermometer is usually above 20 C (68 F).
Bolivia’s weather service warns that a new cold front will enter the southern and eastern parts of the country this week.
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Climate models robustly predicted the opposite of what has caused the record cold US weather
An article published today “Winter weirdness: Is Arctic warming to blame?” notes “this winter has brought unseasonable warmth to Alaska, frigid temperatures to much of the Eastern US, and more drought to California. The jury is still out on whether a warmer Arctic is behind the extreme weather.” “When persistent weather patterns have brought drought or heat waves or repeated invasions of cold air to usually mild locations in winter, these links to the Arctic have become a go-to explanation among many commentators and policymakers.”But is there any credibility to such claims?
The author interviews several climate scientists active in this debate including Dr. Elizabeth Barnes, who has previously debunked claims that ‘Arctic amplification’ causes extreme weather, as well as dueling hyper-alarmist Jennifer Francis, and others, demonstrating there is trace to no credible scientific evidence supporting such claims.
Of particular note, the article points out that climate models actually predicted the opposite pattern to occur with the jet stream drawn north, with fewer jet stream dips, and no change in jet stream blocking:
“These [modeling] studies suggest that a warming Arctic will draw the jet stream’s average track north. Blocking patterns will decrease. Moreover, the models indicate no “robust” decrease in the jet stream’s speed, notes Elizabeth Barnes, a climate scientist at Colorado State University in Fort Collins who focuses on the jet stream’s behavior and the factors affecting it. To be sure, the models could be wrong, she acknowledges. But when different teams with different models converge on the same answer, that inspires more confidence in the result.”
Interesting how climate fraudsters like Michael Mann claim the opposite of what the observational evidence shows & climate models predict. It’s all for the causeFurthermore, the article notes “Long-term swings in Atlantic sea-surface temperatures, known as the [natural] Atlantic multidecadal oscillation, appear to have the same effect on the jet stream’s meanders and blocking patterns that Arctic warming and sea ice are purported to have.When the AMO enters its warm phase – its condition since the 1990s – the jet stream tends to weaken and buckle. Blocking patterns increase, and colder temperatures prevail at mid-latitudes.”This also supports the colder winters of recent years,” Magnusdottir says, adding that the results seem robust, since they show up in real-world data as well as in computer simulations.”
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‘Catastrophic’ event of ‘historical proportions’ headed for Georgia, warns National Weather Service
“Expect significant – crippling – ice totals from Atlanta eastward along the I-20 corridor,” the National Weather Service said in alert this morning.
Two weeks after snow and freezing temperatures crippled Atlanta and other parts of the South, forecasters say another major winter storm is headed for the region bringing a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
The storm could be a “catastrophic event” reaching “historical proportions,” the National Weather Service warned this morning. “Do not wait to begin making plans for this significant winter event!!”
Forecasters expect widespread power outages that could last for days. As much as three-quarters of an inch of ice is forecast for Atlanta, and wind gusts up to 25 mph could exacerbate problems.
The National Weather Service said that the storm could be one of “historical proportions” with “crippling ice totals.”
A winter storm warning was issued for Georgia on Tuesday morning lasting until Thursday afternoon. Two to four inches of snow are possible through Wednesday night, the Weather Service said. As much as 7 inches of snow is forecast for parts of northern Georgia.
“Snow will accumulate on roads making for hazardous driving conditions today across the northern sections and tonight for all areas,” the Weather Service said. “As the more significant snowfall and ice accumulation occurs Wednesday and Wednesday night, travel will be dangerous given the high snow amounts combined with the ice. Widespread power outages are possible with the higher ice accumulation.”
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for much of middle Georgia on Tuesday and told residents to stay home.
“What we had two weeks ago was a minor event,” said Glenn Burns, chief meteorologist for CNN affiliate WSB. “This is likely to be a major event.”
The storm was expected to hit other parts of the South as well. Alabama and parts of Mississippi were forecast to get as much as 3 inches of snow and ice, and a blast of snow over a wide section of Kentucky slickened roads and closed several school districts.
South Carolina, which hasn’t seen a major ice storm in nearly a decade, could get a quarter to three-quarters of an inch of ice and as much as 8 inches of snow in some areas.
NWS website using the words “catastrophic” and “historical”:
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