Drenched by ‘March Miracle,’ Northern California reservoirs inch toward capacity


“I don’t know if people here will be dancing in their cubicles when [Oroville] hits the historic average, but it will be the first time it’s done that for the duration of the drought. That is reason to be joyous,” Carlson said.

According to the National Weather Service, it rained nearly a foot in El Dorado County and more than nine inches in Shasta County between Friday and Monday mornings. Since March 1, the Shasta reservoir has received more than 16 inches of rain.

On March 6, Lake Oroville saw its biggest single-day rise in 12 years, DWR reported.

If the soggy month continues, both reservoirs could actually fill to the brim by April, officials say. Neither reservoir has been full since about the beginning of the drought, officials said.

Other reservoirs across the state are also doing well. The once-anemic Lake Folsom is now at 116% of historical average for the date and at 69% of total capacity.…

Study Concludes Cutting Air Pollution Is Actually Causing The Arctic To Melt Faster


A new study claims Europe’s decades-long battle to reduce air pollution in its major cities, rather ironically, may be accelerating the Arctic ice melt.

While man-made global warming is the main driver of a warming Arctic, the study argues European regulations to cut air pollution has lessened the amount of particles to reflect incoming solar radiation. This causes warming to accelerate, according to researchers.

Scandinavian scientists wrote in their study Arctic “warms by 0.5  [degrees Celsius] on annual average in simulations with declining European sulfur emissions in line with historical observations, compared with a model simulation with fixed European emissions at 1980 levels.”

“We conclude that air quality regulations in the Northern Hemisphere, the ocean and atmospheric circulation, and Arctic climate are inherently linked,”the scientists wrote in their study published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/14/study-concludes-cutting-air-pollution-is-actually-causing-the-arctic-to-melt-faster/#ixzz42wJtNUnr…

Aussie Climate Scientist Arrested for Fraud


Climate scientist Daniel Alongi has been indicted by the Australian government on charges of defrauding taxpayers out of $556,000 in false expenses since 2008.

Alongi has already admitted to creating false invoices, credit card statements, and e-mails to cover his misappropriation of funds.

Alongi’s indictment raises serious questions concerning the credibility of his research. During the period of Alongi’s alleged fraud, his research focusing on the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef, coastal mangroves, and coastal ecosystems was published in numerous national and international journals.…

Flashback: Watch: CIA chief: Obama didn’t bomb ISIS oil wells ‘because we didn’t want to do environmental damage’


Flashback November 23, 2015:  Mike Morell, former deputy chief of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Obama, says the Administration didn’t want to bomb ISIS oil production because of the ‘collateral damage’ it would have caused to the environment. Morell: “[W]e didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage… So those are the kinds of tough decisions you have to make.”

MIKE MORELL: “So this is one of the collateral damage questions, right? So prior to Paris, there seemed to be a judgement, right, I don’t sit in the the Sit room anymore, but there seems to be– there seemed to have been a judgement that look we don’t want to destroy these oil tankers because that’s infrastructure that’s going to be necessary to support the people when ISIS isn’t there anymore, and it’s going to create environmental damage, and we didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want destroy that infrastructure, right?

CHARLIE ROSE: “So we hit oil on the trucks.”

MORELL: “So, now we’re hitting oil on the trucks, right? And, maybe you get to the point where you say we have to also hit oil wells. So those are the kind of tough decisions you have to make.”

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