Cold in the other Washington, too: Bellingham endured its fifth coldest February on record when it comes to overall average temperature.
Coquihalla, Canada, shatters February snowfall record: More than 300 cm (almost 10 feet!) of snow fell in February alone
More record cold in Minnesota: At International Falls, the high temperature of -9 F (-22.8C) on March 1st – the high temperature! – broke the record for the coldest high temperature for any day in March.
Record snowfall in Ft Wayne, Indiana: 2 Mar 14 – “A late winter storm dumped more than 9 inches of snow in Indiana near Lake Michigan and left a glaze of snow and ice on other roads that made driving treacherous in places”
Record snowfall in Scotland may allow skiing into summer; Some chair lifts still buried under “unprecedented” amounts of snow. A HIGHLAND snowports resort which enjoyed its busiest day in a decade this week has unveiled plans to “ski into summer” if conditions allow. Earlier in the week Iain Sykes, the founder of Nevis Range Ski Resort claimed that the resort had more snow than ever in the history of skiing there.
More record lows for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario: Bitterly cold Arctic air centered over the western prairies resulted in a few record low temperatures this weekend.–
Tens of thousands of deer at risk of starvation in Ontario: This winter is harsh enough to put the lives of tens of thousands of Ontario deer in jeopardy as cold weather and deep snow continue to linger, say experts. The snow remains extremely deep in areas north of Lake Huron. Snow remains waist deep The problem for the deer is largely the snow – which in parts of this area is 50-75 cm (19 to 39 inches) deep
Handy chart to distinguish AGW caused cold from regular cold: Learning To Distinguish Different Types Of Cold
Climatologist Slams Sec. of State John Kerry after Kerry explains the science of global warming: ‘Kids at the earliest age can understand this…It’s a huge irony that the very same layer of gases that has made life possible on Earth from the beginning now makes possible the greatest threat that the planet has ever seen’
Remarks on Climate Change
Secretary of State
Kerry: This is simple. Kids at the earliest age can understand this.
Try and picture a very thin layer of gases – a quarter-inch, half an inch, somewhere in that vicinity – that’s how thick it is. It’s in our atmosphere. It’s way up there at the edge of the atmosphere. And for millions of years – literally millions of years – we know that layer has acted like a thermal blanket for the planet – trapping the sun’s heat and warming the surface of the Earth to the ideal, life-sustaining temperature. Average temperature of the Earth has been about 57 degrees Fahrenheit, which keeps life going. Life itself on Earth exists because of the so-called greenhouse effect. But in modern times, as human beings have emitted gases into the air that come from all the things we do, that blanket has grown thicker and it traps more and more heat beneath it, raising the temperature of the planet. It’s called the greenhouse effect because it works exactly like a greenhouse in which you grow a lot of the fruit that you eat here.
This is what’s causing climate change. It’s a huge irony that the very same layer of gases that has made life possible on Earth from the beginning now makes possible the greatest threat that the planet has ever seen.…