Farmers’ Almanac predicts a teeth shattering ‘ice cold’ winter

  • Farmers’ Almanac in Maine celebrates its 200th anniversary
  • The Old Farmer’s Almanac in New Hampshire celebrates its 225th anniversary
  • The Old Farmer’s Almanac will celebrate with tributes from Obama and Justin Trudeau
  • The Farmers’ Almanac predicts a bone chilling ‘old fashioned’ winter 

Hundreds of almanacs served a nation of farmers over two centuries ago. These days, only a handful of them remain.

One of them, the Farmers’ Almanac based in Lewiston, Maine, is celebrating its 200th edition this month with traditional gardening tips, home-spun humor and life hacks.

In New Hampshire, The Old Farmer’s Almanac marks its 225th anniversary with tributes from President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, among articles on mangrove forests and presidential beer preferences. Both have special anniversary sections with articles from the past.

In Maine, the long-term weather forecast calls for a teeth-chattering winter for the eastern two-thirds of the nation. ‘We’re calling it the return of the old-fashioned winter. The ice cold winter is back,’ said Sandi Duncan, managing editor.

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It’s Your Fault! Claim: ‘In 70 Years, The Earth Could Be Too Hot For The Summer Olympics’

Preliminary results of an ongoing study published Friday in the journal Lancet warn that infrastructure and security issues could be dwarfed by another huge problem for potential host cities in coming years: it could become simply too hot and humid for many cities to host the games at all.

“The climate could be so bad in 70 years that the Games will change forever.”

The study, written by a group of U.S. and Australian researchers, looked at how global climate change would affect the viability of host cities in 2085. In less than eighty years, the researchers concluded, only eight cities in the Northern Hemisphere — outside of Western Europe — will have a cool enough climate to host the summer games. No cities in Latin America or Africa would be viable hosts for the games, and only three North American cities — Calgary, Vancouver, and San Francisco — would qualify.

“The climate could be so bad in 70 years that the Games will change forever,” Kirk Smith, a professor of public health at Berkeley, and co-author of the findings, told SFGate. “They might hold the Summer Games indoors, but can you imagine running an indoor marathon?”…

Study: Only 0.18% Of Antarctica Isn’t Covered By Snow And Ice

Antarctica has way fewer rocky outcroppings than scientists previously estimated, according to a new study that found less than half a percent of the South Pole is not covered by snow and ice.

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) found “a 21,745 km2 total area of rock outcrop, equivalent to 0.18 ± 0.05% of the continent’s land area and 48% of the previous estimate.” Previous estimates put rocky outcroppings at 0.37 percent of the continent.

“This is a significant decrease and highlights an overestimation in the current predictions of rock outcrop extent in Antarctica,” BAS scientists wrote in their new study.

BAS researchers wanted to establish a more accurate baseline to measure how global warming impacts the frozen continent. Unsurprisingly, Antarctica still has tons of snow and only small areas of it aren’t covered with ice and snow.

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