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Positive Changes That Are Occurring
May 17, 2017
2:23 pm
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It's May, 2017, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. In response, the folks in charge are lying serially about every animal population they manage.

I've appended a recent article below to support that assertion, headlined "Maine fishermen say there’s plenty of cod. Scientists might give them the chance to prove it."

Can you see how they used the word "might" in the headline?

The words "mystery", "baffled" and "puzzled" are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything. One of those variants is "perplexed".

That's why the article below says “It’s really perplexing that you’ve got a set of federal scientists who are sampling the ocean methodically and coming up with a very different picture than the fishermen about what’s going on out in the Gulf of Maine,” 

Since I've got a lot of time on my hands at the moment, I might tortuously go back through three years of posts and put together a "Authorities lying about surveyed populations."

Of course, if you somehow obtained an audio or video feed of regulators actually copping to faking the numbers, and showed it to an auditorium full of people, those in the thrall of programming would say "that must be a fake", or simply not pay attention to what they were seeing. So it's questionable, on some levels, why I'm doing this at all. 

I'm doing it to break the spell, to break the programming. How, exactly, that's going to play out, I don't know. But that's why I'm doing it.

 

 

January 16, 2017 - Maine fishermen say there’s plenty of cod. Scientists might give them the chance to prove it.

PORTLAND, Maine — Seeking to end a long-running disagreement about exactly how many cod are left in the Gulf of Maine, federal scientists plan to outfit commercial fishermen with equipment used to establish groundfish quotas.

The fishermen tend to argue that there are more cod than the government realizes; therefore, the number they may legally catch should be higher. Government scientists counter that fishermen’s natural tendency to fish where they are most likely to catch large numbers leads them to overestimate the cod population in the entire Gulf of Maine.

By next year, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center hopes to begin outfitting commercial boats with surveying equipment and paying fishermen to pull in catches that will supplement the regular trawl surveys conducted by government scientists, according to Russell Brown, who heads the center’s population dynamics branch. The gathered data will be fed into the complex process used to set catch quotas.

It’s a collaboration that Brown hopes will give regulators a more detailed picture of the fish population and build trust among fishermen, who in turn see it as an opportunity to show the scientists what’s really going on.

For years, fishermen and scientists have clashed over how to properly estimate fish populations and set the catch quotas that rule the livelihoods of Maine fishermen. Fishermen suggest that scientists are missing fish and setting the quotas too low, while scientists say fishermen are missing the big picture. But both groups believe collaboration would be a positive step toward better protecting Maine’s fishing industry and environment, even as ocean waters warm.

“It’s really perplexing that you’ve got a set of federal scientists who are sampling the ocean methodically and coming up with a very different picture than the fishermen about what’s going on out in the Gulf of Maine,” Jonathan Labaree of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute said.

Fishing in the Northeast is regulated by a complex quota system. It sets out an overall catch limit that is then broken down by subregion and eventually by fishermen. Different caps are set for different species, based in part on how healthy federal scientists determine the respective populations to be. Exceeding a season’s allocation of one type of fish can mean a fisherman must stop catching all other types, too — possibly ending their season.

And some fishermen say the current cod quota underrepresents a species they believe is doing better than it was a decade ago, despite warming waters, and wreaks havoc on their ability to catch other fish.

“We try to avoid [cod] at all costs,” Brian Pearce, who fishes for pollock and white hake out of Portland harbor, said. “The science has to catch up with what’s really out there. … It seems like the stock is rebuilding faster than the government believes it is.”

Brown said the number of cod fishermen are seeing in the waters off Portland and Gloucester, Massachusetts, isn’t representative of the Gulf of Maine as a whole. Rather, he said, cod are clustered in these areas precisely because there are few remaining in the water off Down East Maine. That’s what cod did off Newfoundland’s Grand Banks soon before that fishery collapsed, he said.

Bert Jongerden, general manager of the Portland Fish Exchange, thinks this theory is misguided.

He and others in the industry say the real problem is that the scientists are fishing wrong. They claim that the type of trawl net scientists use and the boat they pull it from, which is larger than many commercial fishing vessels, do a poor job catching certain species. Pearce claimed that the surveys happen in the wrong places and that because the ocean has warmed, cod cluster in deeper water than they used to.

Brown agreed that there are places where the larger science vessel can’t navigate and that their gear isn’t meant to “maximize the catch of cod or haddock or flounder” but added that their goals are different from those of commercial fishermen.

He hopes that having commercial vessels gathering data as part of the same peer-reviewed process that his organization uses to survey fish will round out what is known about fisheries in the Gulf of Maine. But Brown also emphasized that the fishermen are mostly seeing the places where there are a lot of fish — he’s worried about the places where there aren’t.

“We’re trying to manage these stocks so we can maintain profitable fishing ports in places like Portland, Maine,” he said.

"O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!" Thomas Paine 

May 17, 2017
2:27 pm
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(In Edit: "Authorities Lying About Booming, Burgeoning Animal Populations - Updated up through page 28 of thread)

 

 

"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth. "Who controls the past," ran the Party slogan, "controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. "Reality control," they called it: in Newspeak, "doublethink."

George Orwell, from "1984"

 

It's May, 2017, and Nature has been booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime for over five years, now.

Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that "Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind", I've appended multiple examples below to support it.

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including the Anchovies, Bees, Clams, Cod, Crabs, Geese, Haddock, Herring, Horseshoe Crabs, Lobsters, Manatees, Moose, Otters, Owls, Oysters, Polar Bears, Red Snapper, Pelicans, Salmon, Sardines, Scallops, Seabirds, Seals, Sea Lions, Shad, Sharks, Sturgeon, Swordfish, Tuna, Walruses, Whales and Whitefish.

The words "mystery", "baffled" and "puzzled" are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Scientific, Academic and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything. Those variants include "flabbergasted", "strange", "surprised", "unbelievable", "unclear", "unexpected", "unexplained", "unknown" and "unusual".

But don't take my word for it:

 

ANCHOVIES

JANUARY 4, 2014 - Like sardines, anchovies are schooling fish that provide important food for mammals and bigger fish. Like us, they mostly gather close the coast because they’re smaller than sardines and not big enough to migrate.

That was the case this fall, when millions of them schooled in Monterey Bay, fueling the frenzy of humpback whale and sea lion feeding so incredible it had to be seen to be believed.

Only a dearth of scientific attention accompanies the societal ignorance, making it hard for research fishery biologists like NOAA’s Kevin Hill – who authored the agency’s sardine stock assessment – to announce the anchovy is on the rise.

“At the moment, we know a lot more about the status of sardine than we do anchovy,” he writes in an email. “So far there is no empirical evidence of an anchovy resurgence in California… I’ve heard reports of the anchovy fishery picking up in Monterey, but we’ve seen similar [even larger] upticks in the catch over the past 15 years.”

(Uptick: a small increase - ed)

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MBARI’s Chavez adds a wrinkle, saying that a warmer world – one with elevated levels of CO2 in the ocean’s surface – favors anchovies over sardines

 

July 11, 2014 – Millions of anchovies descended on waters off San Diego on Tuesday, darkening the water and baffling scientists. No one knows why the anchovies came so close to shore, Checkley said. "A school this size and this immensity, it's rather difficult to know why."

"I haven't seen this in my 30-odd years here.”

 

July 28, 2014 – Mediterranean Anchovies Thriving

 

BEES

June 24, 2009 - Bees “restored to health” in Italy after this spring’s neonicotinoid-free maize sowing

During this year’s neonicotinoid-free maize sowing in Italy hardly a bee colony has been lost, bar a suspicious case where some leftover seed from last year may have been used. It does look like a resounding, spectacular success.

The ban on the insecticide-soaked seed coating enforced by the Italian government last year seems to have worked wonders, judging from the freshest data collected on the ground by researchers, beekeepers and regional authorities.

 

August 29, 2013 – ‘Beemageddon’ Delayed: Bumblebee Reemergence Puzzles Scientists. A disappearing North American bumblebee species has reemerged in Washington state, stunning scientists and conservationists who long feared that “Beemageddon” would cause the collapse of the agriculture industry. The Bombus occidentalis, also known as the Western Bumble Bee, has disappeared from half of its natural range, but was recently spotted among the flowers of a park north of Seattle.

 

2014 - It was almost exactly a year ago that I wrote about the distressing lack of bees in my wildlife garden. We had wasps and flies and beetles and wee little nameless beasties, but the bees—native and non-native alike—had gone missing. Honestly, it freaked me the hell out. It felt like the tramp of doom. Bees are important.

So I’m very pleased to report that this year, at least, we’re having a banner year for bees!

The native bumblebees are so numerous that the garden looks like it’s shivering in a very peculiar breeze, as they climb stems and pull flowers down under their weight. When I went to cut back the marvelous two-tone salvia “Hot Lips” and the catmint “Walker’s Low,” which were sprawling all over the walkway, I had to cut very carefully so as not to accidentally snip too close to a bee. I found a bee jamming itself into the orange trumpets of Agastache that I thought were for the hummingbirds. They swarm on the spiderwort, they climb in and out of the bells of the beardstongue, and they wallow inside the sundrops. Most are bumblebees, but a few big masons are out as well. They don’t bother with all that climb-into-the-flower silliness, preferring to nip a hole at the base of the flower and go directly inside.

It’s not just flowers, either. There is a stretch of pathway that becomes a mud flat in spring, and it is covered in bees. Our neighbors (on the other side of the trees!) took up beekeeping last summer, and their honeybees crawl all over the mud flat and the gravel edging the frog-pond, licking up minerals and picking up droplets of water to take back to the hive. (We were very relieved when we figured out where the honeybees were coming from—there was a bad stretch where we were afraid a hive had settled in the attic or something.) Being a responsible beekeeper, our neighbor puts out a great deal of water for them in summer, but he says that they ignore it. Apparently our mud is tastier. (Given that they come in and pollinate some of our vegetables that don’t much interest the native bees, I am perfectly happy with this arrangement. A rising tide lifts all pollinators, or something.)

Individual preferences aside, there are bees everywhere this year, and believe me, I could not be more relieved

 

May 19, 2014 - Colorado Seeing Large Bee Swarms

Beekeeper Gregg McMahan says that he is witnessing the largest swarm season in Colorado in memory.

 

June 25, 2014 - New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada

 

July 23, 2014 - Wildlife Refuges To Phase Out Pesticide

GRANTS PASS, OR – Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth. The region covering Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Hawaii is the first in the agency to ban neonicotinoids. There is room for exemptions, but the goal is to phase out the pesticides by January 2016, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Miel Corbett said Monday.

The Center for Food Safety and Center for Biological Diversity had petitioned Fish and Wildlife to ban neonicotinoids on wildlife refuges nationwide, but agency spokeswoman Miel Corbett said the decision was made independently.

 

September 3, 2014 - Canadian beekeepers sue Bayer, Syngenta over neonicotinoid pesticides

Class action lawsuit seeks $400 million in damages

Canadian beekeepers are suing the makers of popular crop pesticides for more than $400 million in damages, alleging that their use is causing the deaths of bee colonies.

Studies have shown that bees exposed to the pesticides have smaller colonies, fail to return to their hives, and may have trouble navigating. The pesticides were also found in 70 per cent of dead bees tested by Health Canada in 2013.

The European Commission restricted the use of the pesticides for two years and Ontario has indicated it will move toward regulating them, due to concerns over bee health.

Bayer maintains that the risk to bees from the pesticide is low, and it has recommended ways that farmers can minimize bees' exposure to the pesticide.

 

CLAMS

September 11, 2014 - Prospects are bright for another excellent razor clam season

“Based on our assessments, the razor clam populations on some beaches exceed the near record levels found in 2013,” said said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. “We expect the 2014-15 season to be just as good – if not better than last year.”

“From the start of the 2013-14 season, we knew that the number of razor clams had reached near record levels,” Ayres said. “The end result was a season that had the highest total effort and harvest for the Washington recreational razor clam fishery since 1982, 32 years ago.”

Making it more remarkable, the successful season occurred while the Kalaloch beaches were closed the entire season. Biologists at Olympic National Park, which manages the Kalaloch beaches, kept them closed for the second season in a row because of low population numbers.

 

February 24, 2015 - Climate change is really bad news if you like oysters, scallops and clams

 

March 4, 2015 – Homer, Alaska - Cause of razor clam decline remains mystery.

 

COD

1992 – Forget about the cod shortage; within a few years, the Norwegian quota will be 250,000 tons -- and by the end of the decade, it should reach 350,000,

1999 – A year ago, the fishermen working in the Gulf of Maine and their regulators seemed to be looking at different oceans. Federal biologists, armed with evidence that the gulf's cod population was collapsing after years of overfishing, called for a drastic cut in fishing in the gulf, which extends from Cape Cod to Canada. Angry fishermen cited only what they saw in their nets and said cod stocks were in the midst of a strong recovery. The gulf was so full of cod, the fishermen said, that even the lobster traps were full of the fish.

2004 – WWF, Worldwide Fund for Nature: “WORLD'S COD STOCKS COULD BE GONE BY 2020, GROUP WARNS.”

2007 – Cod fish numbers remain stable in the south and have increased in the central to western parts of the North Sea,

2008 – ScienceNOW: “after 15 years of little to no fishing, local populations show no sign of rebounding.”

2008 – Garden State bottom bouncers are seeing more cod numbers than in recent memory.

2009 – North Sea Cod Stocks See Big Improvement

2010 - the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization's scientific council reported that the cod population in the Grand Banks, an underwater plateau southeast of Newfoundland, had grown 69 per cent since 2007.

2011 – Grand Banks Cod Stocks Rebound After Thirty Years, Recovering Off Canada's East Coast

2011 – The NOAA analysis, released last month, asserted that even if all fishing of Gulf of Maine cod was prohibited, it would be unlikely that the stock would be rebuilt by 2018, some four years after NOAA had expected cod to rebound to healthy amounts.

2013 – The journal Science: “Study: Cod stocks may never rebound

2013 - New England fishermen and their political allies rallied at a Boston fish pier Monday to make an urgent call for relief from deep and imminent cuts to their catch limits.

January 16, 2017 - Portland, ME - For years, fishermen and scientists have clashed over how to properly estimate fish populations and set the catch quotas that rule the livelihoods of Maine fishermen. Fishermen suggest that scientists are missing fish and setting the quotas too low, while scientists say fishermen are missing the big picture. 

“It’s really perplexing that you’ve got a set of federal scientists who are sampling the ocean methodically and coming up with a very different picture than the fishermen about what’s going on out in the Gulf of Maine,” Jonathan Labaree of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute said.

The type of trawl net scientists use and the boat they pull it from, which is larger than many commercial fishing vessels, do a poor job catching certain species. Pearce claimed that the surveys happen in the wrong places and that because the ocean has warmed, cod cluster in deeper water than they used to.

Brown agreed that there are places where the larger science vessel can’t navigate and that their gear isn’t meant to “maximize the catch of cod or haddock or flounder” but added that their goals are different from those of commercial fishermen.

 

March 15, 2015 - Depoe Bay, Oregon - The Lingcod fishing remains very strong and as normal the rockfish catch is very close to limits as well.

 

CRABS

April 11, 2013 – The number of blue crabs in Chesapeake bay has reached 764 million, the most recorded since 1993. "The crab population is the highest it has been in the past 20 years, and to see this record production of juveniles is truly remarkable."

October 14, 2014 – Tampa Bay, FL - Stone crab season forecast upbeat, but prices could be high 

GEESE

OCTOBER 20, 2014 - Scotland - Montrose goose migration record broken twice in a week

Volunteers counted a record 70,153 geese at the Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve last week. And a new survey as part of the Icelandic Breeding Goose Census has now recorded 78,970 birds at the site.

Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve manager Rab Potter said it was hard to know how long the geese would remain in the area in such large numbers.

He said: "The number of pink-footed geese at Montrose Basin this year has taken all of us by surprise.

 

HADDOCK

FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - Canadian haddock booming, New England haddock is a bust - yet fishing the same stock

Why can’t US fisheries managers accept solutions that fall into their lap? The haddock stock on George's Bank is a glaring example of US government failure to address easily solvable fisheries problems.

We have been struck by the success of the recent Canadian winter haddock season. In January, in just a few ports in Nova Scotia, Canadian boats landed more than 2,000 tons of haddock (nearly 4.5 million pounds). The newspapers were filled with stories of overloaded harbors, full processing plants, and higher revenue based on great market prices.

Meanwhile, the fisheries disaster in New England keeps unfolding. According to a recent letter from the chair of the New England council to the head of the Dept. of Commerce, 2013 groundfish landings in New England will be around 43.4 million lbs, with revenue of only $55.8 million. This represents a 38% reduction in revenue since 2011. No wonder New England fishing businesses outside of the scallop industry are facing extinction.

For the US side, the situation is even worse - as the industry has sacrificed for years to rebuild stocks, and now is prevented from harvesting those stocks that have been rebuilt.

The New England council voted to open the closed areas, but was attacked for doing so despite the fact that the rationale for the closures no longer existed. As a result the openings were subject to a range of restrictions. The council did vote to allow a smaller mesh (6 inches rather than 6.5 inches) with separator trawls. NMFS came back with a requirement for 100% industry funded observer coverage, that made these changes uneconomical for an experimental fishery.

The Council had asked the closed areas be open for traditional haddock fishing areas, fully respecting all sensitive habitat areas. NMFS got 20,000 letters generated by environmental organizations opposing any opening of the closed areas, despite the fact that the rationale for closure - to manage effort - no longer exists under the IFQ sector scheme with hard TAC's.

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Instead of working with the council, NMFS came back with requirements for 100% observer coverage, no allowance for experimental fishing or finding where the most appropriate haddock fishing areas might be, and no flexibility. Trawler owners said okay, if we can't agree on observer payments, why don't you let us try to fish haddock in the new area on the 30% of the trips we are assigned an observer. NMFS refused.

 

HERRING

May 29, 2014 - Banner Year On The New England Coast?

One of the largest run of herring I have ever seen or heard of is in the Piscataqua River. Hundreds of thousands of herring are cruising the Eastern shoreline on the incoming tides, and they’re being chased by stripers. Haddock fishermen have been busy, as there are plenty to go around. Every time you drop your line overboard there will be at least 12 fish trying to grab your bait.

 

HORSESHOE CRABS

March 30, 2014 – Horseshoe crabs are now in danger - WTSP.com

August 1, 2014 – Maryland – If anything, (Horseshoe Crab) numbers are just going steadily up,” Doctor said, from 21,000 horseshoe crabs recorded in Maryland in 2012 to almost 32,000 last summer.

(a 52% increase in two years - ed)

 

LOBSTERS

August 25, 2013 – Lobster populations in Maine are booming like never before. Last year's record haul of 126 million pounds (57 million kg) was double that of just a decade ago. The Maine lobster harvest, recently certified as sustainable by the nonprofit Marine Stewardship Council, has reached epic proportions. "This is a species that has been targeted (by fishermen) for 150 years or more and is doing better today than ever before,"

No one knows exactly why lobster populations have increased so quickly. The answer, says marine biologist Robert Steneck, is likely a combination of warming water temperatures, the overfishing of inshore predators like cod and a long history of forward-thinking conservation measures.

(2011 – Grand Banks Cod Stocks Rebound After Thirty Years, Recovering Off Canada's East Coast)

(November 1, 2014 - An Anatomy of the Cooling of the North Atlantic Ocean - The largest cooling occurs in the North Atlantic subpolar gyre.)

 

MANATEES

February 3, 2015 - CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service closed Florida's Three Sisters Springs to the public when nearly 300 manatees unexpectedly moved into the area.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex announced Monday the Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River was temporarily closed to swimmers and boaters when 293 manatees were counted in the interior of the springs.

Laura Ruettiman, an environmental education guide at the springs, said the area has seen more manatees than usual this year.

"We have a record number this year," Ruettiman told USA Today. "We have 150 more manatees here than have ever been recorded in the past."

 

MOOSE

October 17, 2014 – Moose Die Off Not Seen In Yukon - Scientists across North America are warning of a moose decline or even a “die off.” But, in Yukon, the moose appear to be hearty and resilient, says Environment Yukon. 

 

OTTERS

DECEMBER 14, 2013 - San Francisco Bay river otter sightings suggest comeback

In all, researchers have received 600 reported sightings throughout the San Francisco Bay region over the past two years in the first population study of the weasel-like creatures ever done here. Most of the sightings have been confirmed through photos and video taken by bystanders in an area where the species was nearly wiped out after decades of of hunting, development and pollution.

And while scientists say it's too early to claim victory for the river otters' recovery here, many are encouraged by the apparent bounce back.

The evidence of a recovery is promising, but still largely anecdotal, said Isodore, because there is no historic population study to compare against current sightings.

Still, it is not clear whether there is a boom in river otter populations as many believe, or if the ecology project's study is influencing more people to pay attention.

 

OWLS

August 1, 2013 – Bird enthusiasts are reporting rising numbers of Snowy Owls winging into the lower 48 states this winter in a mass southern migration that a leading owl researcher calls “unbelievable.” Thousands of the snow-white birds have been spotted from coast to coast, feeding in farmlands in Idaho, roosting on rooftops in Montana, gliding over golf courses in Missouri and soaring over shorelines in Massachusetts. “What we're seeing now - it's unbelievable. This is the most significant wildlife event in decades.”

Holt said snowy owl populations are believed to be in an overall decline, possibly because a changing climate has lessened the abundance of vegetation like grasses that lemmings rely on. This winter's snowy owl outbreak, with multiple sightings as far south as Oklahoma, remains largely a mystery of nature.

 

OYSTERS

May 7, 2014 - The Chesapeake Bay's oyster population has more than doubled since 2010, and has reached its highest point since monitoring began in 1985.

 

August 3, 2014 - "As Oysters Die, Climate Policy Goes on the Stump"

 

February 23, 2015 – Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels ... - NPR

 

February 24, 2015 - Climate change is really bad news if you like oysters, scallops and clams

 

PELICANS

May 27, 2014 – Are brown pelicans forecasting an El Niño?

“I was just sort of flabbergasted at seeing 3,500 brown pelicans resting in Malibu Lagoon,” Cooper said. “I checked my notes, and I have numbers in the hundreds, but I’ve never seen anything like that.”

 

June 27, 2014 – Brown Pelicans Failing to Breed - Malibu Times: News

 

July 19, 2014 - So Cal Oceans Dying - No Squid, Sardines...Pelicans ...

 

January 3, 2015 – Pacific Coast Sea Bird Die-Off Puzzles Scientists

 

POLAR BEARS

July 28, 2011 - Just five years ago, Charles Monnett was one of the scientists whose observation that several polar bears had drowned in the Arctic Ocean helped galvanize the global warming movement. Now, the wildlife biologist is on administrative leave and facing accusations of scientific misconduct. The federal agency where he works told him he's being investigated for "integrity issues," but a watchdog group believes it has to do with the 2006 journal article about the bear.

 

June 13, 2013 - Despite being listed on the on the endangered species list, polar bear populations in certain areas have reached their “carrying capacity” — the maximum environmentally sustainable population size.

Dr. Susan J. Crockford, a zoologist with more than 35 years of experience, found numerous signs that the polar bear population was reaching its limit. “We have at least two reports in the peer-reviewed literature that state flat-out that the presumed negative effects of declining sea ice on a population’s size are indistinguishable from a population that is as large as it can get,” Crockford wrote in a blog post.

“Rather than being proven victims of Arctic sea ice in a ‘death spiral’ due to global warming, when they finally present the data, biologists have to admit that they cannot actually tell the difference between a polar bear population that is so large that it can no longer increase and one that is suffering a population decline because of reduced sea ice,” Crockford added.

 

June 28, 2013 – Global hysteria ensued after former Vice President Al Gore posed a theory in his film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” that polar bears were on the edge of extinction. This piqued the interest of Zac Unger, who wanted to become “a hero of the environmental movement,” proving how man-made global warming is affecting the polar bear population. He packed up his wife and kids and headed for Churchill, Manitoba, an isolated piece of land on the Hudson Bay in northern Canada accessible only by train or plane. “I was going to write this mournful elegy for the polar bears, at which point I’d be hailed as the next coming of John Muir and borne aloft on the shoulders of my environmental compatriots,” he told NPR. However, the researcher came away with a much different story, which became the premise for his new book, “Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye.”

“I started realizing polar bears were not in as bad a shape as the conventional wisdom had led me to believe.”

There are far more polar bears alive today than there were 40 years ago. In 1973, there was a global hunting ban. So once hunting was dramatically reduced, the population exploded.”

Currently, there are an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears worldwide, and that number has increased steadily in the past 40 years since Canada, Denmark, Greenland, Norway, the United States and the former U.S.S.R. signed the International Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears in 1973.

 

2014 - "Help Decelerate Polar Bears’ Rapid Decline" - "Polar bears are not souvenirs. They are an iconic, beautiful species that is rapidly disappearing." - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

 

August 25, 2014 - Sierra Club & 350.org ditch polar bears as climate mascot, try ‘cat videos’ for climate change instead

 

RED SNAPPER

June 11, 2014 - With research indicating redfish populations continue at or near record highs in upper-coast bays, Texas' saltwater anglers should enjoy another great summer of fishing for the popular inshore gamefish.

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Gulf Coast charter captains say the feds are ruining their businesses by needlessly cutting their fishing season in response to complaints from commercial fishermen, and now their state lawmakers are stepping up to tackle the issue.

This year's federal fishing season for red snapper was initially set at 40 days long, but then regulators slashed it to just 9 days. Recreational fishing captains say the federal policy is destroying their business for the year and has forced them to cancel hundreds of already-scheduled trips with customers who want to fish.

Now, the gulf states are counteracting federal regulations by setting longer fishing seasons in their own state-controlled waters that extend 3 miles off the coast. Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas all have set longer seasons, and last week Mississippi also did.

Crabtree also noted that red snapper are doing very well and are now relatively plentiful despite being fished nearly to depletion in the 1990s.

“We have made remarkable progress in rebuilding the stock,” Crabtree said. “We have the healthiest population in 30 years.”

 

July 24, 2014 –Daytona Beach, FL - The local fishing community has gone completely bonkers over the red snapper season. “Man, they are all over the place,”

 

SALMON

12/31/2013 - 2013 Campbell River, west coast (Canada) fishing, in review

Around the inner south coast 2013 will go down in the history books as the first time in literally two decades that coho fishing resembled something of its former glory. In Campbell River they showed up in a wave over the course of several days in the second week of June and never left all summer long.

 Elsewhere in the readership area of this newspaper there was much more productive chinook fishing in Nootka Sound than had been forecast pre-season, and the estimated landed catch in Area 25 was about 50% above the recent five-year running average.

Perhaps less important to anglers but still a very positive feature of 2013 were the exceptional returns of pink salmon to many south coast rivers. Locally the Quinsam River count went over a million fish for the first time ever, supporting a strong fishery in-river and along the approach beaches nearby. The pink return to the Squamish River was never quantified other than to say it was very large and easily the biggest in over 50 years, and the return to the Fraser River handily exceeded the pre-season forecast, and estimated to be about 26 million fish.

Easily the biggest disappointment in 2013 for me was the relentless erosion of DFO’s ability to do its job. In the name of fiscal rectitude and pro-business bias the Harper government seems determined to minimize protection of salmon habitat.

This past year saw a debasing of the Fisheries Act, pushed through parliament under cover of an omnibus budget bill, the reduction of habitat staff and associated resources and, as a final lump of coal for those who care about fish habitat, the government recently announced that the responsibility for “assessing potential impacts to fisheries from proposed pipeline and power line applications” has been moved from DFO to the National Energy Board. Who knew there was so much fish-related expertise at the NEB? Shameful.

 

2014 - Too Many Salmon in the Sea, Pacific Study Hints - National Geographic

Burgeoning numbers of pink salmon may threaten the food supply of young seabirds.

Too many fish in the sea? Surging pink salmon stocks in the Pacific Ocean pose a risk to other wildlife, suggests a seabird study released on Monday that points to climate change as a culprit.

 

January 20, 2014 - Alaska sets record with 2013 pink salmon harvest

Alaska recorded a total of 272 million salmon harvested in 2013, driven in large part by a record-setting 219 million pink salmon, according to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). The pink salmon harvest represented more than 80 percent of the total harvest, and was higher than the Alaska Department of Fish and game pre-season forecast for all five salmon species combined, according to ASMI.

 

August 8, 2014 - British Columbia - First Nations, environmentalists and just about everyone else are aghast at the severity of the toxic spill from a tailings pond.

On August 4 the tailings pond of the gold and copper open-pit Polley Mine, operated by Imperial Metals Corp., breached and sent billions of gallons of metals-laden silt and water into waterways awaiting the return of the salmon.

The mess has only just begun to wreak its environmental havoc, with campgrounds evacuated, a local emergency declared and a fishing ban imposed, among other immediate effects. Long-term damage is not yet known, and Imperial officials say they have no idea why it happened.

 

August 12, 2014 - British Columbia - Broughton teeming with salmon

A trip to an area of the British Columbia coast that was said to be devastated by the effects of salmon farming reveals its extraordinary biodiversity.

I would encourage anybody that might have a concern about the well-being of the ecosystem in the Broughton Archipelago to just go up there and take a look for themselves. There are salmon jumping everywhere - including in Echo Bay, where Ms Morton once lived, and where she started her tirade against one of the main sources of year-round employment in the region.

 

September 8, 2014 – Salmon are surging up Sweden’s rivers in record numbers - Baltic salmon may be more numerous than any time since the Second World War.

October 17, 2014 - Survival estimates for juvenile steelhead moving down through the Columbia-Snake river hydro system during the 2014 spring-summer outmigration were so high – nearly 10 percent higher than the next best in a data record that goes back to 1997 – that researchers from NOAA Fisheries’ Northwest Fisheries Science say they need to review their statistical modeling methods and assumptions.

 

October 17, 2014 - Coho counts this year Lower Granite Dam fish ladders on the lower Snake River (15,503 through Thursday) are nearly eight times the 10-year average for that date (1,997) and more than triple the previous annual record count of 5,060 set in 2011.

 
November 19, 2014 - Biggest Bristol Bay Sockeye Run in 20 years forecast for 2015

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game last week forecast a Bristol Bay run of 54 million Sockeye. That’s up by more than 50% over the long term average of 32 Million.

The exciting prospect of a huge fishing season is tempered by the reality that it hasn’t happened yet.

 

December 27, 2014 -In 2014, more than 50,000 salmon and steelhead returned from the ocean to swim up the Yakima River, the most fish seen here in decades.

The major gains were largely from this year’s coho run, which came in near 23,000 fish. That’s about five times the normal run size, Bosch said.

I don’t know if we can really explain why this year was so exceptional (for coho) but other basins saw that as well,” he said.

 

January 7, 2015 – NY DEC Studying Mysterious Steelhead Deaths

 

March 5, 2015 – Northern California - Strong outlook for 2015 salmon fishing season. Forecasts suggest there are 652,000 adult Sacramento River fall Chinook salmon in the ocean this year, which is slightly higher than last year’s very strong numbers. The Klamath River fall run is also in good shape, with 423,800 adults expected to return

 

SARDINES

January 4, 2014 - But the locals who live and breathe the Monterey Bay fishery know a boom when they see one. “We’re seeing a lot of them,” says Pleschner-Steele. “A lot a lot a lot.”

It’s never been like this with sardines,” says Monterey Bay Whale Watch’s Nancy Black.

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Government acoustical surveys don’t include the ocean’s surface, where the species resides. Industry surveys – using aerial spotting – put the number of sardines at 900,000 metric tons, more than double NOAA’s estimate

 

February 21, 2014 - How the demise of the shark has led to our oceans becoming packed with sardines. The world’s oceans are increasingly over-crowded with sardines, researchers say. In the last 100 years, the number of small fish - such as pilchards, herrings, anchovies, sprats and sardines - has more than doubled, according to a study.

 

May 1, 2014: Large schools of baitfish off the coast of Point Reyes, presenting a feast for birds and sea mammals and a strange sight for locals. Bolinas resident Burr Heneman wrote [...] he had only seen such a massive baitfish [sardines] event in Bolinas a few times in the past 40 years, and never in the spring—only in July or August, and only with anchovies. [...] Large sardines [...] might not typically reach this area until June, said Russ Vetter, a senior scientist at NOAA [...]

 

April 6, 2015 – Plummeting sardine numbers could prompt US West coast fishing ban

 

April 8, 2015 – Sardines hit hard by overfishing

 

February 17, 2017 - Drawn by an unusually abundant haul of sardines and anchovies, over a million penguins visited the peninsula during this years' breeding season, a recent record number according to local officials.

 

March 24, 2017 - Sardine fishing could be banned for 3rd year in a row - numbers have plummeted 95% since 2006, according to estimates.

 

SCALLOPS

May 24, 2012 - Record number of young scallops in Mid-Atlantic -- ScienceDaily

October 21, 2013 - A Slash in Quota Pushes US Scallop Prices to a Record High

August 10, 2014 – Surprising bounty of shellfish for many in South Florida. For some, last week was a delightful quinella of crustaceans and mollusks.

Bay scallops, which were difficult to find last season in the Big Bend burg of Steinhatchee owing to heavy rainfall and excessive run-off, are available in good numbers in lush grass flats three- to six-feet deep. The Steinhatchee scallop bounty comes as a pleasant surprise to some because preseason surveys conducted by scientists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute showed lower-than-usual counts in the region.

“We may have proven that wrong,” Erdman said. “It’s been gangbusters since the 28th of June. We haven’t had a problem.”

 

February 9, 2015 – Maine’s scallop fishery rebounding, but there’s a catch

 

February 22, 2015 – This year’s bay scallop season has been amazingly abundant. Some say the best in 10 years, some say even longer than that. The scallops have been especially large, with delicate sweet flesh. Many baymen have been catching their limit in just a few hours, with some fish markets putting out a call for extra shuckers just to keep up.

 

February 24, 2015 - Climate change is really bad news if you like oysters, scallops and clams

 

SEABIRDS

January 16, 2015 - Record Numbers of Albatross Nest on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

 

February 25, 2015 – birdlife.org “Many albatross species are in alarming slow decline”

 

February, 2015 - United States Fish and Wildlife Service: BREEDING STATUS AND POPULATION TRENDS OF SEABIRDS IN ALASKA, 2014. Statewide, productivity was above average in 35% of species, average in 59%, and below average in only 6%.

Statewide, kittiwakes, gulls, common murres, rhinoceros auklets, and tufted puffins exhibited high productivity, whereas success was low only for crested auklet in 2014.

 

March 5, 2015 – Seabird numbers: a surprising trend. 

In a marine world where good news is often hard to find, an increase in winter seabirds is cause for celebration. Eighteen species along Puget Sound’s near coasts are on the rise, including loons, surf scoters, buffleheads and rhinoceros auklets.

Since October, Brown and Conolly have come to this stormy observation site to count seabirds, and they will continue to do so as part of a Seattle Audubon inspired “citizen science” study that runs through April each year. A joint collaboration with NOAA, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and others, the seven-year long project has tracked the visits of 18 seabird species and found an increased presence in 14 of them.

Positive trends in seabird sightings, caution Ward and Pearson, don’t always reflect increasing populations of seabirds in the area. Federally protected marbled murrelets, for instance, continue to decline across Washington. And many winter seabirds are migrants and do their nesting elsewhere. Nor is it clear just how much or how little traditional threats — such as contaminants, shoreline armoring, climate change or even derelict fishing gear — are having on winter seabirds.

But what seems clear from the rigorous data, says Seattle Audubon’s Toby Ross, is that 14 species along Puget Sound’s near shore are literally on the rise. “Seabirds are an intrinsic part of the ecosystem. So if there’s something happening with the seabirds there’s likely something else happening with their food, with water quality; it just goes on from there.”

 

SEALS

July 29, 2013 – Australia - Fur seals devastating marine eco-system. Furthermore, the rapid growth of fur seal populations in SA has been implicated in declines of little penguin colonies that sustain eco-tourism.

 

August 31, 2013 – Meanwhile, mystery surrounds the explosion in numbers of gray seals on Cape Cod and its islands — from a few Canadian strays in the 1990s to today’s 15,000-plus sleek creatures lolling mainly near Chatham.

 

January 6, 2014 – Politicians want to kill seals - News - The Copenhagen Post

 

February 24, 2014 – Now seals are being killed in record numbers in a hunt justified by the bogus claim that seals are preventing cod stocks recover.

 

July 20, 2014 - Booming New England Gray Seal Population Prompts Some To Call For Hunt

 

September 22, 2014 - After a dramatic decline in the past, the endangered Hawaiian Monk seal population is showing positive signs of a turn around.

 

October 10, 2014 – Erebus Bay, Antarctica - The Weddell Seal population is doing so well, in fact, that five of the last seven years have witnessed record numbers of pups born at Erebus Bay. The record was set in 2010 with 603 pups, the first and only time the number has exceeded 600.

 

November 26, 2014 – Blakeney Point seal pup numbers may break records. More than 900 seal pups have been born on a north Norfolk nature reserve in the last three weeks giving experts hopes of another record breaking year. Seal wardens on the National Trust (NT) reserve at Blakeney Point have recorded 180 more grey seal pups compared to this time last year.

 

December 4, 2014 – Blakeny Point, UK – So today's seal pup count is in & it is a record breaking 1756 pups! We have now smashed last years total of 1566, incredible!

 

January 15, 2015 – La Jolla Cove is becoming a sea lion cesspool. "Rose was shaken by the confrontation but was even more unnerved a couple of months later, when a sea lion attacked her injured, bandaged hand."

 

January 14, 2015 – Arctic ringed seals (as well as bearded seals) were designated as ‘threatened’ by the USA in 2012 under the Endangered Species Act, based on predicted ice and snow declines due to prophesied global warming. Threatened’ status for Arctic ringed seals under ESA makes no sense..ringed seals are in better condition and reproducing better than they were in the 1970s.

There are few precise data on ringed seal population sizes (and no indication that populations have gone down in recent years). This means the models used to predict ringed seal declines in the future, based on predicted sea ice declines, will have included no numbers

 

January 28, 2015 – Harbor Seals Making a Comeback in Sweden…numbers have increased 9% a year for the last ten years.

 

February 19, 2015 - A mix of seal species is appearing on N.C. beaches with more and more frequency, but no one knows why.

 

February 21, 2015 – Monomoy, Cape Cod - “We generally know the pup population, the gray seal population is increasing. ...

 

February 25, 2015 – Delaware Seal Population Grows

 

March, 2015 - North Carolina - Seals' Appearance Is a Puzzle

 

March, 2015 – The number of seals in the Baltic Sea has tripled since 2000

 

March 4, 2015 – Austalia, New Zealand Fur seal populations on the road to recovery

 

March 9, 2015 – Staten Island, NY - More common but still rare was the recent harbor seal sighting, also in Staten Island. The New York Police Department posted a picture to Twitter of about twelve seals chilling on some rocks. Another group was spotted back in April on the South Shore.

 

March 19, 2015 – San Simeon, CA - In 1990, just under two dozen elephant seals were seen on the beach that sits just south of the Piedras Blancas lighthouse. The next spring, more than 400 seals were counted. After that, the population continued to grow every year, which now means about 17,000 elephant seals call this beach their home.

 

SEA LIONS

January 22, 2015 – Sea Lions Washing Up On Shore With Brain Damage ...

 

February 18, 2015 – Unprecedented California Sea Lion Strandings Linked To Warmer Pacific. The strandings of a record number of sea lion pups along the California coast this year are linked to a puzzling weather pattern that has warmed their Pacific Ocean habitat and likely impacted fish populations they rely on for food, federal scientists said on Wednesday.

(February 26, 2015 - Cold Pacific Ocean is offsetting global warming. Since the end of last El Niño warming event of 1997 to 1998, the tropical Pacific Ocean has been in a relatively cool phase—strong enough to offset the warming created by greenhouse gases.)

 

February 7, 2015 - Scientists bewildered by sick sea lion pups in California ...

 

November 24, 2014 – Peru investigating 500 dead sea lions washed ashore - Circa

 

SHAD

October 20, 2014 - Hickory Shad are Making a Comeback in the Roanoke River

Hickory shad, harbingers of spring fishing, have made a remarkable comeback over the last decade and are now one of the most popular fisheries along the Roanoke River from late-February through March.

Kent Nelson, coastal region fishery supervisor for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, said the reasons for hickory shad’s comeback are not entirely clear, but a number of factors are possible.

While specific reasons for their population explosion are elusive, early-bird anglers who have braved the cold winds of late February and March can attest that hickory shad are biting — and biting frequently on a variety of tackle.

 

SHARKS

January 26, 2014 – Great White Sharks Thriving in U.S. Waters

 

June 9, 2014 – Alabama beaches close as freakish number of sharks group together

 

June 18, 2014. In remote locations like Aldabra Atoll, sharks are abundant.June 21, 2014 - Great White Sharks Off Atlantic Coast Are Recovering

The number of great white sharks off the U.S. Atlantic Coast appears to have increased since the early 1990s after conservation measures were introduced to halt their decline, a U.S. government scientist said on Saturday.

In a separate paper also published in PLOS ONE this month, researchers found the great white shark population is likely growing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.

The group, led by George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research, pegged the entire population of white sharks along the California coast at more than 2,000 and likely rising.

The study's authors challenged the conclusions of a 2011 Stanford University study that found alarming low numbers of the predators off the central California coast. Burgess also was involved in the study of shark abundance in the Atlantic Ocean.

June 20, 2014 – Great white shark numbers surging in Atlantic | New York Post

 

July 14, 2014 – Study Finds Pacific Great White Shark Population At Least Five Times Previous Estimates.

A recent study found that the number of sharks swimming in the Pacific roughly 2,400, about six times the number previously estimated.

 

Aug 10, 2014 - Humpbacks and great whites abundant off NY and NJ coast

 

February 24, 2015 - Sharks, apex predator of the Gulf, are dying by the millions.

(Expert): “In the Gulf of Mexico they catch literally millions of sharks a year that are released. But unfortunately, I think people would be appalled, many of them, probably most of the sharks end up dying from the stress.”

(Reporter): “Are populations holding steady?”

(Expert): “Sharks have declined. Many of them have declined by 90 percent over the past 30 or 40 years. Some of them are not, we’ve seen increases in some. But many of the larger oceanic sharks have declined in the Gulf and the Atlantic.”

 

STURGEON

2013 - Cape Fear sturgeon population rebounding quickly

Area populations of Atlantic sturgeon may be rebounding, leading state agencies to wonder if federal officials jumped the gun in declaring the fish an endangered species.

The National Marine Fisheries Service in February 2012 declared the Cape Fear River's population of the large, bony-scaled fish an endangered species. The ruling also included the Delaware and Hudson rivers and the sturgeon stocks in the Carolinas, South Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay. In its listing proposal, the agency, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said that Atlantic sturgeon population numbers in the Carolina region had declined to less than 3 percent of historical levels. Data collected by state agencies seems to suggest otherwise.

 

July 24, 2014 – Atlantic sturgeon are spawning again in the Chesapeake Bay. In 1997, Dave Secor, like almost everyone else, believed that Atlantic sturgeon, a species that has survived since the age of the dinosaurs, had been long gone from the Chesapeake Bay. But that year a small number of juvenile sturgeon turned up, and they were too small to have immigrated from elsewhere. “That was a major surprise,” Secor said.

 

SWORDFISH

February 3, 2014 - An incredible 80% of the world’s fish stocks are now over-exploited or fished right up to their limit.

February 6, 2014 - Overfished in the 1980s and ’90s, the Atlantic swordfish stock has since been fully rebuilt.

 

TUNA

April 20, 2011 - In Spite of Widely Publicized Fears, Bluefin Tuna Populations Are Actually Rebounding

A study released on April 19 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) offers a dire prediction: More than 40 species of marine fish currently found in the Mediterranean could disappear in the next few years. According to the report, commercial species, including the Bluefin Tuna, are considered threatened or near threatened with extinction at the regional level, mainly due to overfishing.

The Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic population of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is of particular concern,” says Kent Carpenter, IUCN Global Marine Species Assessment Coordinator. “There has been an estimated 50% decline in this species’ reproduction potential over the past 40 years due to intensive overfishing. The lack of compliance with current quotas combined with widespread underreporting of the catch may have undermined conservation efforts for this species in the Mediterranean.

This statement is baffling given the best available information on the issues of the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic Bluefin stock. The “widespread underreporting” and “lack of compliance with current quotas” must refer to incidents before the 2008-2010 reform of ICCAT, as no reports of illegal fishing have been filed since 2009, according to ICCAT’s illegal vessel list (http://www.iccat.int/en/IUU.asp), in spite of much strengthened policing of the waters and tighter control of the fishing.

The study also contradicts the result of ICCAT’s scientific body, SCRS, which published a report (http://www.iccat.int/Documents/Meetings ... RS_eng.pdf) in autumn 2010, the most comprehensive assessment of the status of the stock ever made.

 

September 26, 2012: “Scientists surprised at Atlantic bluefin tuna recovery – All the models used by the group show a clear recovery of the reproducer tuna biomass.”

 

August 6, 2014 - Offshore fishing is booming

The 2014 offshore fishing season continued red hot this week with excellent catches of yellowfin and bluefin tuna, yellowtail, some dorado and even a few striped marlin. The Freedom from 22nd St. Landing in San Pedro reported 105 yellowfin tuna, 8 bluefin tuna, 1 yellowtail and two dorado on Wednesday fishing about 60 miles from port. “Great fishing for our anglers today,” said Captain Jeff Jessop.

The Ultra, also from 22nd St. had a similar days fishing on Tuesday. Captain Jacob Moreno saw some birds picking baitfish off the surface of the ocean and headed over there in a hurry. Captains know that when they see birds feasting on bait on the surface, its because there are bigger fish below.

“The Captain told us to cast our lines out and as soon as we did, we were hooking up with yellowfin tuna,” said Scott Buchert from Corona del Mar. “It really got crazy for everyone on board.” Recommended tackle for the offshore trips has been 25-pound test with a 2-O size hook and a quarter-ounce egg sinker. Most of the tuna have been from 15-25 pounds while the yellowtail have been 5-12 pounds.

The wild card here is that there have been occasions when bigger bluefin tuna to over 100 pounds have shown up. That’s when a 50 pound test and a two speed reel come in very handy. Catalina Island has also been producing some excellent fishing for 3/4 day boats from LA/OC-based landings. The Pursuit from 22nd St. Landing had 140 yellowtail for 47 anglers on Monday.

“We have been catching our yellowtail on sardines and the iron (lures),” said Captain John Woodrum. “This is one of the best summers we have had in years, maybe a decade.”

Don Ashley from Pierpoint Landing in Long Beach agrees. “This is and has been the best fishing we have seen in 10-15 years, and I don’t think it’s over by a longshot,” he said.

The overnight boat Toronado has been catching lots of yellowfin tuna on a regualr basis, most of them within 60 miles from home.

“You usually have to travel to Mexico to experience this kind of fishing,” Ashley said. “It’s got everyone excited.”

Big barehanded catch

How about Malibu resident Diana Armstrong’s barehanded catch of a 37-pound bluefin tuna on the beach in front of her house? The Malibu Times reported that Armstrong saw birds diving and heard a fish flapping on the beach, so she went down, and what do you know: a sashimi party ensued. Armstrong got the fish up to her house, where it was carved up for an unexpected feast.

 

January 1, 2014 - Fins Up for Oregon's Albacore Tuna Season

Trollers land second highest to-the-boat value in past decade. After another lackluster opening that spawned worries among commercial fishermen, the Oregon albacore tuna fishery went on a wild late season run to bring in 10,104,702 pounds of tuna that fetched to-the-boat revenue of $15,916,410. Those numbers easily bested the 10-year averages of 9.8 million pounds and $11.9 million.

 

January 6, 2014 – Price of Pacific Bluefin Tuna Plummets, but Iconic Fish Still in Trouble. Just why the auction price was 95 percent less than last year’s at a time when the fish is increasingly depleted isn’t clear.

 

January 10, 2014 - Pacific Bluefin Tuna Overfishing Has Led To 96 Percent Population Reduction, Study Says

 

March 24, 2014 – Skipjack Tuna Prices Plummet due to High Supply

 

April 29, 2014 – Masschusetts Fisherman Reels In 920 Pound Tuna Off Cape Cod

 

May 30, 2014 – Amazing bluefin tuna recovery detected - the six authorized Spanish vessels exhausted their quota for bluefin tuna in less than 24 hours, an unprecedented event. Overall, they captured nearly 2,300 tonnes in one day, three times what they had fished in 2011 (800 tonnes) for more than three weeks, MAGRAMA reported.”

 
July 11, 2014 – Pacific Bluefin Tuna Population at Brink of Collapse

September 11, 2014 – Catalina Island, California - fishing boats are posting catches of amazing numbers of tuna too.

 

September 23, 2014 – Prince Edward Island - Island’s tuna numbers climbing fast

 

November 22, 2014 – SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA, CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO - Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo continue to Keep Anglers Busy

 

December 1, 2014 - Bluefin Stocks Rebound

 

March 10, 2015 – Good Numbers of Bluefin Tuna Showing

Southern Bluefin Tuna well managed and sustainable.

That is the headline, as Australia’s Southern Bluefin Tuna industry is set for its best season in more than two decades, with the total catch limit increased by almost 10 per cent for the 2014-15 season which starts today (December 1).

"A recent SBT stock assessment shows the stock size is increasing and has almost doubled in recent years. This is a great testament of our science based management of the fishery."

But despite rebounding stocks, there's been no commensurate increase in the allowance and bag limits for recreational anglers. In fact, the reverse is true and some academics are even calling for stricter recreational SBT tuna controls.

Earlier this year, the Department of Primary Industries in NSW called for submissions on a proposal to change the bag limit to just one fish per angler over 90cm, a two fish daily boat limit and a charterboat limit of six fish. 

 

December 13, 2014 – Atlantic Beach, NC - Bluefin Tuna Season off to Promising Start. With an increase in the U.S. bluefin tuna quota and an early appearance of large tunas off the Carteret County coast, signs are out there this might be a good bluefin tuna season.

 

January 21, 2015 – Fisherman lands largest Bluefin ever off California Coast

 

February 1, 2015 - TV: “Animals basically dying on our beaches” along West Coast. “Maybe the fish have all left, and that's why this is happening.”

 

February 11, 2015 – Southern California - We ended the trip with 232 yellowtail, a very respectful number for fishing in February.

 

WALRUSES

October 1, 2014 – Walrus mass in vast numbers on Alaska beach as sea ice retreats. Concern that warming climate is responsible for gathering of about 35,000 walrus in north-west Alaska

 

WHALES

August, 2014 - More than 50 sperm whales spotted off California

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- More than 50 sperm whales emerged off the Southern California coast in an extremely rare, hours-long sighting that had whale watchers and scientists giddy with excitement.

They later were spotted off San Diego and were heading south, said Jay Barlow, a sperm whale expert with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
It's by far the largest group ever spotted so near to shore in Southern California, Barlow said Tuesday.

"I've been counting whales and been on the water for 35 years. We've never had a large group like this ever," said Alisa Schulman-Janiger, director of the ACS/LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project.

The massive mammals were spread out over an area of up to 3 square miles and came within inches of boats as they poked their heads out of the waves, said David Anderson, who operates Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari sightseeing tours.

Why the sperm whales showed up remains a mystery.

"The climate patterns have definitely been weird," Barlow said.

The whales also could simply have gotten confused by the complicated ocean terrain and "wandered in not intending to be here," he said.

 

September 8, 2014  – There are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunting them to near extinction 110 years ago. The current population is 97 percent as large as it was before 1905.

 

November 28, 2014 – Record Numbers of 'Exotic' Orcas Visit Pacific Northwest. Mark Malleson of the Victoria-based Prince of Whales Whale Watching says he has spotted the outer-coastal orcas five times - more than he's ever in his 18 years in the business.

Experts don't know for sure what's driving their unique movements, but they suspect that a boom in seal and sea lion populations may be attracting these whales in unprecedented numbers.

 

March 20, 2015 – “Millions of Fish and massive numbers of whales and dolphins are washing ashore dead”

 

WHITEFISH

November 7, 2013 - A century later, whitefish are turning up in Wisconsin rivers

Marinette — The venerable Lake Michigan whitefish — a favorite of ice anglers and commercial fishermen — is turning up on inland waters where it hasn't been seen in a century.

It's a surprising turn of events for a species that rebounded on Green Bay and Lake Michigan in the late 1980s despite the loss of its main food source due to the spread of invasive species.

The fish spend their lives in the lake, but a small number — scientists don't know how many — are leaving Green Bay and swimming into the rivers to spawn during November and early December.

Now, the inland invasion is spreading: This month, DNR biologists confirmed evidence of spawning whitefish to the south in the Peshtigo and Oconto rivers.
And most surprising, spawning whitefish also were found on the Fox River in the city of Green Bay — home of the nation's largest toxic cleanup project.

Scientists are still trying to understand why whitefish are returning.

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(In edit - updated through page 27 of this thread. I'm trying to find different presentation methods, to see which will be the most compelling)

 

It's May, 2017, and Nature has been booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime for over five years, now.

Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that "Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind", I've appended multiple examples below to support it.

In response to this unprecedented explosion of life, what we euphemistically call "secret agents" are engaged in ongoing animal-killing operations, in an effort to prop up the failing and wholly-fraudulent "Poor Mother Gaia is Dying" confidence game on behalf of the barely-closeted Death-worshippers they work for. Methods used include, variously, toxins, designer virii, blunt-force trauma, and many others.

The words "mystery", "baffled" and "puzzled" are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Scientific, Academic and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything. Those variants include "amazed", "astounded", "confused", "elusive", "flabbergasted", "shocked", "strange", "surprised", "unbelievable", "unclear", unexpected", "unknown", "unusual" and "weird". 

But don't take my word for it:

 

January 11, 1979 – Largest Whale Beaching Has Biologists Puzzled .

 

June 20, 1991 –Scientists are puzzled about why more than 2500 gray whales arrived this week at their winter homes on the coast of Baja California

 

August 27, 1995 – Scientists Are Puzzled Over the Deaths of Whales in the St. Lawrence

 

April 28, 2002 – Researchers Puzzled By Whale Deaths On Maui

 

March 1, 2006 - Bird flu pattern puzzles experts - Phys.org

The scientists thought they had clarified the role of wild birds in spreading the H5N1 virus from Asia, but then the virus moved into other locations following no apparent pattern and underlining how little scientists actually know, The International Herald Tribune reported Wednesday.

 

December 12, 2009 – Experts Puzzled by Nine Beached Whales on Italy's Coast ...

 

September 21, 2010 – Biologists Puzzled Over Beached Whales - Wall Street Journal

 

November 17, 2011 – Mysterious bird deaths baffle hotel workers Myrtle Beach ...

 

January 15, 2012 – Colorful Monarch butterfly has been scarce, experts puzzled ...

 

April 25, 2012 – Over 100 sperm whales gather in Kalpitiya, onlookers puzzled

 

July 18, 2012 – Mysterious Mass Animal Deaths Continue: Biologists baffled ...

 

September 7, 2012 – Scientists remain puzzled over struggles of Inlet belugas ...

 

September 26, 2012: “Scientists surprised at Atlantic bluefin tuna recovery – All the models used by the group show a clear recovery of the reproducer tuna biomass.

 

October 11, 2012 – Idaho Fish and Game puzzled over squirrel slaughter ...

 

February 18, 2013 – A mysterious green 'slime' said to come from outer space has left boffins baffled at a wildlife park. 

 

March 18, 2013 – Scientists puzzled by manatee deaths on Florida's east coast

 

August 1, 2013 – Bird enthusiasts are reporting rising numbers of Snowy Owls winging into the lower 48 states this winter in a mass southern migration that a leading owl researcher calls unbelievable.”

Holt said snowy owl populations are believed to be in an overall decline, possibly because a changing climate has lessened the abundance of vegetation like grasses that lemmings rely on. This winter's snowy owl outbreak, with multiple sightings as far south as Oklahoma, remains largely a mystery of nature.

 

August 9, 2013 – Researchers puzzled by wildlife deaths in Florida

 

August 25, 2013 – Lobster populations in Maine are booming like never before. Last year's record haul of 126 million pounds (57 million kg) was double that of just a decade ago. The Maine lobster harvest, recently certified as sustainable by the nonprofit Marine Stewardship Council, has reached epic proportions. "This is a species that has been targeted (by fishermen) for 150 years or more and is doing better today than ever before,"

No one knows exactly why lobster populations have increased so quickly. The answer, says marine biologist Robert Steneck, is likely a combination of warming water temperatures, the overfishing of inshore predators like cod and a long history of forward-thinking conservation measures.

(2011 – Grand Banks Cod Stocks Rebound After Thirty Years, Recovering Off Canada's East Coast)
(November 1, 2014 - An Anatomy of the Cooling of the North Atlantic Ocean - The largest cooling occurs in the North Atlantic subpolar gyre.)

 

August 29, 2013 – ‘Beemageddon’ Delayed: Bumblebee Reemergence Puzzles Scientists.

 

August 31, 2013 – Meanwhile, mystery surrounds the explosion in numbers of gray seals on Cape Cod and its islands — from a few Canadian strays in the 1990s to today’s 15,000-plus sleek creatures lolling mainly near Chatham.

 

October 24, 2013 – Researcher: High death rate, 'puzzling' behavior in BC orcas

 

November 7, 2013 - A century later, whitefish are turning up in Wisconsin rivers

Marinette — The venerable Lake Michigan whitefish — a favorite of ice anglers and commercial fishermen — is turning up on inland waters where it hasn't been seen in a century. It's a surprising turn of events for a species that rebounded on Green Bay and Lake Michigan in the late 1980s despite the loss of its main food source due to the spread of invasive species.

The fish spend their lives in the lake, but a small number — scientists don't know how many — are leaving Green Bay and swimming into the rivers to spawn during November and early December.

Scientists are still trying to understand why whitefish are returning.

 

November 24, 2013 – Unprecedented concentration of sea creatures near shore in California; Experts baffled, longtime residents astounded — Biologist: “It’s a very strange year… The $64,000 question is why?”

 

December 5, 2013 – Mass squirrel killing leaves wildlife officers puzzled

 

December 22, 2013 – Abundance of snowy owls in N.J. has bird experts baffled ...

 

December 25, 2013 – Mystery Illness is Killing Bald Eagles in Utah, Wildlife ...

 

December 30, 2013 –It's like a whale traffic jam right now off the coast of Long Beach, Calif. — the nation's busiest commercial port. That has scientists puzzled

 

January 13, 2014 –368 gray whales were spotted off the California coast in December ... Scientists are puzzled as to why the whales are suddenly so common.

 

January 17, 2014 – State wildlife officials are trying to figure out why all the fish have died in a northern Nevada marina where the stocked fishery has flourished since the man-made lake was created nearly 15 years ago.

 

February 13, 2014 – Experts Examine Dead New Zealand Killer Whales – Remain Puzzled.

 

February 24, 2014 – Smithsonian Scientists Solve “Sudden Death at Sea” Mystery

 

April 30, 2014 –The endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles skipped their annual mass nesting trip to Gahirmatha this year, something that has baffled wildlife experts

 

May 27, 2014 – Fish deaths a mystery at Lake Mendocino

 

June 5, 2014 – Biologists Puzzled By 'Black Goo' In Green Country Creek ...

 

June 7, 2014 – Scientists still puzzled over cause of elk hoof disease

 

July 9, 2014 – Fish Kill Mystery Deepens - Thousands of dead fish washing up on Oahu's west shores.

 

July 17, 2014 – Scientists Look for Causes of Baffling Die-Off of Sea Stars

 

July 24, 2014 - Atlantic sturgeon are spawning again in the Chesapeake Bay. In 1997, Dave Secor, like almost everyone else, believed that Atlantic sturgeon, a species that has survived since the age of the dinosaurs, had been long gone from the Chesapeake Bay. But that year a small number of juvenile sturgeon turned up, and they were too small to have immigrated from elsewhere. “That was a major surprise,” Secor said.

 

May 27, 2014 – Are brown pelicans forecasting an El Niño?

“I was just sort of flabbergasted at seeing 3,500 brown pelicans resting in Malibu Lagoon,” Cooper said. “I checked my notes, and I have numbers in the hundreds, but I’ve never seen anything like that.”

 

May 30, 2014 – Amazing bluefin tuna recovery detected - the six authorized Spanish vessels exhausted their quota for bluefin tuna in less than 24 hours, an unprecedented event. Overall, they captured nearly 2,300 tonnes in one day, three times what they had fished in 2011 (800 tonnes) for more than three weeks, MAGRAMA reported.”

 

July 11, 2014 – Millions of anchovies descended on waters off San Diego on Tuesday, darkening the water and baffling scientists.

No one knows why the anchovies came so close to shore, Checkley said. "A school this size and this immensity, it's rather difficult to know why."

"I haven't seen this in my 30-odd years here.”

 

August, 2014 - More than 50 sperm whales spotted off California

It's by far the largest group ever spotted so near to shore in Southern California, Barlow said Tuesday.

Why the sperm whales showed up remains a mystery.

"The climate patterns have definitely been weird," Barlow said.

The whales also could simply have gotten confused by the complicated ocean terrain and "wandered in not intending to be here," he said.

 

August 10, 2014 – Surprising bounty of shellfish for many in South Florida. For some, last week was a delightful quinella of crustaceans and mollusks.

Bay scallops, which were difficult to find last season in the Big Bend burg of Steinhatchee owing to heavy rainfall and excessive run-off, are available in good numbers in lush grass flats three- to six-feet deep. The Steinhatchee scallop bounty comes as a pleasant surprise to some because preseason surveys conducted by scientists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute showed lower-than-usual counts in the region.

 

August 21, 2014 - Probe into massive bee die-off leaves owners, experts puzzled

 

September 11, 2014 – Who killed our swans? Experts baffled by Kennet and Avon Canal deaths

 

September 23, 2014 – Mystery of hundreds of fish found dead in popular east London park

 

October 20, 2014 - Scotland - Montrose goose migration record broken twice in a week

Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve manager Rab Potter said it was hard to know how long the geese would remain in the area in such large numbers.
He said: "The number of pink-footed geese at Montrose Basin this year has taken all of us by surprise.

 

October 20, 2014 - Hickory Shad are Making a Comeback in the Roanoke River

Kent Nelson, coastal region fishery supervisor for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, said the reasons for hickory shad’s comeback are not entirely clear, but a number of factors are possible.

While specific reasons for their population explosion are elusive, early-bird anglers who have braved the cold winds of late February and March can attest that hickory shad are biting — and biting frequently on a variety of tackle.

 

November 28, 2014 – Record Numbers of 'Exotic' Orcas Visit Pacific Northwest. Mark Malleson of the Victoria-based Prince of Whales Whale Watching says he has spotted the outer-coastal orcas five times - more than he's ever in his 18 years in the business. Experts don't know for sure what's driving their unique movements, but they suspect that a boom in seal and sea lion populations may be attracting these whales in unprecedented numbers.

 

December 9, 2014 – Mass strandings of seals in Cornwall leave wildlife experts 'slightly baffled'.

 

December 12, 2014 – Scientists puzzled by dead steelhead in the Salmon River ...

 

December 18, 2014 – Bern, Switzerland - Experts puzzled by disappearing fish

 

December 26, 2014 – Dead Birds In India Have Experts Baffled!

 

December 27, 2014 -In 2014, more than 50,000 salmon and steelhead returned from the ocean to swim up the Yakima River, the most fish seen here in decades.

The major gains were largely from this year’s coho run, which came in near 23,000 fish. That’s about five times the normal run size, Bosch said.

I don’t know if we can really explain why this year was so exceptional (for coho) but other basins saw that as well,” he said.

 

January 6, 2015 – Spate of deep sea beaked whale deaths puzzle experts

 

January 7, 2015 – NY DEC Studying Mysterious Steelhead Deaths

 

January 9, 2015 – Experts puzzled by increase in stranded whales

 

January 11, 2015 – Dead birds washing ashore by the thousands on Pacific coast baffle scientists.

 

January 14, 2015 - Scotland’s gray seals harbor common human pathogen. To their surprise, not only did the researchers detect Campylobacter in the seals, but they also found an exceptionally high prevalence of it within the colony. The pathogen was detected in nearly 50% of the seals tested. Dead seals harboring Campylobacter had signs of intestinal inflammation, suggesting that the pathogen could affect the animals’ health.

“We suspected it was there, but we expected to find a very low prevalence,” Baily says. “Campylobacter has been previously detected in seals at very, very low levels. The prevalence we found in gray seal pups was absolutely shocking.”

But, it’s not clear yet whether humans are actually responsible for spreading the bacteria to seals, says Erin Lipp, a microbial ecologist at the University of Georgia, Athens, who was not involved in the study. For now, it is unknown how seals are contracting the pathogen.

 

January 15, 2015 - Rescue workers left baffled after hundreds of birds are found covered in a mysterious gooey substance in San Francisco Bay
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January 22, 2015 – Sea Lions Washing Up On Shore With Brain Damage ...

 

February 12, 2015 – SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The mysterious gray goo that killed 170 seabirds in the San Francisco Bay Area has been identified as a synthetic oil. Scientists at state and federal laboratories have yet to determine where the sticky gunk that looked like rubber cement came from or exactly how it got into the bay.

 

February 3, 2015 - CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service closed Florida's Three Sisters Springs to the public when nearly 300 manatees unexpectedly moved into the area. 

Laura Ruettiman, an environmental education guide at the springs, said the area has seen more manatees than usual this year.

"We have a record number this year," Ruettiman told USA Today. "We have 150 more manatees here than have ever been recorded in the past."

 

February 7, 2015 - Scientists bewildered by sick sea lion pups in California ...

 

February 18, 2015 – Unprecedented California Sea Lion Strandings Linked To Warmer Pacific. The strandings of a record number of sea lion pups along the California coast this year are linked to a puzzling weather pattern that has warmed their Pacific Ocean habitat and likely impacted fish populations they rely on for food, federal scientists said on Wednesday.

(February 26, 2015 - Cold Pacific Ocean is offsetting global warming. Since the end of last El Niño warming event of 1997 to 1998, the tropical Pacific Ocean has been in a relatively cool phase—strong enough to offset the warming created by greenhouse gases.)

  

Feb 19, 2015 - A mix of seal species is appearing on N.C. beaches with more and more frequency, but no one knows why

 

February 23, 2015 – Another puzzling mass die off along the west coast of North America are record sea temperatures to blame?

(February 27, 2015 – Cool Pacific Ocean Slowed Global Warming. The Pacific Ocean has been a planetary air conditioner for the past two decades, but the relief may soon end, a new study finds.)

 

March, 2015 - North Carolina - Seals' Appearance Is a Puzzle

 

March 4, 2015 – Homer, Alaska - Cause of razor clam decline remains mystery.

 

March 8, 2015 – Is it cannibalism? Is it Scottish shipping? Mystery over seal 'corkscrew' deaths sparks row between conservationists and government. It is still not known what is killing the seals and leaving strange corkscrew shaped injuries on their bodies. Some think it is seals cannibalising each other, others that it is ship propellers.

 

March 25, 2015 - The mysterious deaths of all but one bluefin tuna in Tokyo Sea Life Park. We have had the tuna tank since the aquarium opened in 1989 but never experienced this kind of mass-dying,” We are studying what caused the fish deaths, but we haven’t figured it out yet,” a spokesman told the AFP.” We suspect that it could be due to new factors that were not present before.”

 

March 25, 2015 - Tokyo aquarium baffled after entire tuna population is wiped out...

 

April 12, 2016 - Dead fish in Chile leave experts puzzled | All media content | DW.COM ...

Experts are still investigating the cause of death. 

 

January 18, 2017 - Dolphins are mysteriously washing up on Cornish beaches in greater numbers

Twenty-five dolphin strandings recorded on Cornish shorelines since start of January, compared to just four in same period last year

Ruth Williams, marine conservation manager at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, said a single cause for the marked had not been established, and that she and a team of marine scientists were in the process of examining and assessing the dolphin corpses in a bid to tackle the issue.

“It is very unusual to have such high numbers. The cause of death isn't black and white unfortunately," Ms Williams told The Independent.

 

March 14, 2017 - Humpback whales' large gatherings have scientists puzzled -

 

April 4, 2017 - Scientists puzzled by mercury's jump in Great Lakes fish 

 

May 20, 2017 - Crustaceans from Baja, Mexico discovered in Pacific Northwest

Red crabs that are normally located off Baja Mexico have been washing ashore along the Oregon coast in recent weeks, an event that has puzzled scientists.

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It's May, 2017, and the great artificial drought has been broken by the slow, steady, widespread and ever-increasing distribution of simple, inexpensive Orgonite devices in the vicinity of the weather warfare infrastructure that many still mistakenly presume only carries cell phone traffic and weather radar data.

Note that the old rain record is from just three years ago - that's the three years chronicled by this thread, then to now. And note the "temperatures will be warmer than normal, and rainfall will be average" prediction that closes  the article. The spin is hopeful in support of their failing agenda, and repetitive, and tired, so tired, now.

We'll just see what this summer brings, and I'll keep talking about it here. We'll keep watching the predictions, and what actually occurs. Kind of like with the tornado season, and the hurricane seasons.

 

April 20, 2017 - Seattle breaks more rainfall recordswill it ever let up?

It’s been a rough winter, and now we’re in the midst of a rough spring. When will it let up?

Our rain gauges keep overflowing, and the records continue to break. We’ve received 19.44 inches of rain since February 1, according to the National Weather Service, which brings us closer to the most rain we’ve ever received between February 1 and April 30. The overall record is 19.73 inches set back in 2014.

Let’s take it a step further – as of Oct. 1, 2016, Seattle has received 44.06 inches of rainfall, which is the second wettest October through April on record. The title goes to last year when we picked up 44.52 inches of rain between the same months.

Think we will take that first place this year? It’s definitely possible, because after Friday we have a lot more rain in the future.

We haven’t had too many dry days, so it’s important to take advantage of them when we have them. In fact, we sit at 141 days of measurable precipitation since October 1, and it’s starting to make Seattleites a little cranky.

Let’s break down the forecast from this point forward.

After Friday’s dry, mid 60s day, we have rain moving back in and won’t let up for the next week. That’s right, rain every single day.

Now, when we look at long range models. This gives us an idea of what happens after April and it brings us good news. It looks like we might finally get this cold/wet pattern to shift out of here and bring back sunny/warm days for May.

And to give you something else to look forward to, it looks like this summer will bring us above normal temperatures with average rainfall.

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The words "mystery", "baffled" and "puzzled" are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything.

That's why the article that follows is headlined "Health Experts Puzzled As More Parents Are Denying Children HPV Vaccine."

The use of such a repetitive and infantile tactic is obviously not going to hold back the rising awareness that led to the parents "denying children" in that way. Nor is the use of a slanted inversion like "denying children" going to hold back said rising awareness. As a tactic, you could call it "stonewalling", which again does not bode well for those doing the stonewalling. 

The first rule of politics is "deny, deny, deny", and you'd think that just that simple truth, alone, would awaken at least some subset of the populace from the dim misconception that politicians are public servants who have their constituents' best interest at heart.

The number of parents who said they would not vaccinate their daughters grew from 40 to 44 percent from 2008 to 2010. That's see-the-needle-move speed. The article was written in 2013. What, no data from 2010 to 2013? I'm guessing they omitted that data because it was even more damning and detrimental to their cause, and would have shown a steepening curve as awareness of the malefic programme rises. Or as mass-insanity and delusion among the populace grows - I guess I need to throw that in there to remain even-handed.

I say "programme" because it's stated unequivocally that the vaccine prevents cancer, and has no ill effects. And I've subjectively concluded that vaccines have a great many ill effects, that appear to be much worse than the diseases they are designed to prevent. And in many cases don't prevent the diseases as advertised, and in many others cause the diseases they say they're preventing.

Awareness is rising, around the globe, and it's not going to stop rising. We're going to leave these people and all of their programmes behind, forever.

 

March 18, 2013 - Health Experts Puzzled As More Parents Are Denying Children HPV Vaccine

DENVER (CBS4) – A new study shows a growing number of parents with safety concerns are not letting their children get the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. Experts call that worrying and puzzling.

Colorado parents are known for being anti-shot. One survey ranked the state second in the nation for vaccine refusal. So it’s not surprising Coloradans are reluctant when it comes to the HPV vaccine.

Findings from the new U.S. study show parents seem to be increasingly worried about the vaccine’s safety. From 2008 to 2010 more girls were vaccinated against HPV, but the number of parents who said they would not vaccinate their daughters grew from 40 to 44 percent.

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October 10, 2016 - China's 'extinct' dolphin may have returned to Yangtze river, say conservationists

Amateur expedition team claims it spotted the baiji – known as the ‘goddess of the Yangtze’ – in a stretch of Asia’s longest river

Chinese conservationists believe they may have caught a rare glimpse of a freshwater dolphin that was declared functionally extinct a decade ago having graced the Yangtze river for 20 million years.

Scientists and environmentalists had appeared to abandon hope that China’s baiji, or white dolphin, could survive as a species after they failed to find a single animal during a fruitless six-week hunt along the 6,300-km (3,915-mile) waterway in 2006.

But a team of amateur conservationists now claims it spotted the so-called “goddess of the Yangtze” last week on a stretch of Asia’s longest river near the city of Wuhu in Anhui province.

“No other creature could jump out of the Yangtze like that,” Song Qi, the leader of that expedition told Sixth Tone, a government-backed news website. “All the eyewitnesses – which include fishermen – felt certain that it was a baiji.”

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Notice how the subhead says "eight fewer murders." It's technically accurate, but was carefully used to hedge against the stronger "murders fell 28.6%" or the even-stronger "murders fell almost thirty percent."

Editing is careful, and thoughtful. It's done by teams of people, on top of the work of an already-careful reporter. 

Do you think careful, formulaic hedging and spin is going to do anything to slow or stop the great positive changes that are underway in our world at this time? I don't.

If anything, all it's going to do is hasten the demise of the small group of ill-intended individuals who are upset at this turn of events.

 

May 4, 2017 - April Continues New York City’s Sustained Overall Crime Reduction

April Continues New York City’s Sustained Overall Crime Reduction

Fewest index crimes of any April in the modern CompStat-era. Eight fewer Murders compared with April 2016.

New York, New York—New York City experienced 540 fewer index crimes, or -6.8%, in April 2017, compared with April 2016. This is the safest April in the history of the modern CompStat-era. This reduction in crime contributes to the 1,611 fewer overall index crimes year-to-date in New York City, compared with 2016, making the year-to-date reduction -5.2%.

For the month of April 2017, there were 7,377 overall index crimes reported, compared with 7,917 in April 2016. This is a reduction of 540 crimes, or -6.8%. There were 20 murders reported in April 2017, compared with 28 in April 2016. This is a reduction of 8 crimes, or -28.6%. There were 124 rapes reported in April 2017, compared with 119 in April 2016. This is an increase of 5 crimes, or +4.2%. There were 1,031 robberies reported in April 2017, compared with 1,204 in January 2016. This is a reduction of 173 crimes, or -14.4%. There were 1,501 felonious assaults reported in April 2017, compared with 1,616 in April 2016. This is a reduction of 115 crimes, or -7.1%. There were 899 burglaries reported in April 2017, compared with 964 in April 2016. This is a reduction of 65 crimes, or -6.7%. There were 3,423 grand larcenies reported in April 2017, compared with 3,540 in April 2016. This is a reduction of 117 crimes, or -3.3%. There were 379 grand larceny autos reported in April 2017, compared with 446 in April 2016. This is a reduction of 67 crimes, or -15.0%. There were 68 shooting incidents reported in April 2017, compared with 67 in April 2016. This is an increase of 1 crime, or +1.5%.

“The continued reduction of crime in New York City is the result of the great work being done by the men and women of the NYPD,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “Using precision policing, we continue to focus on the few responsible for most of our violence. And Neighborhood Policing is strengthening our relationships with every community, building trust that is critical to further reducing crime.”

“Commissioner O’Neill and the brave men and women of the NYPD have built on the unprecedented achievements of the safest first quarter in recorded City history by delivering the safest April the CompStat-era has ever seen,” said Mayor de Blasio. “The City is on pace for a record year in lows for shootings and homicides. These trends are a testament to the NYPD’s effective precision and neighborhood policing models that aim to root out violent crime in the small pockets where it still exists and work with the public to build trust and stop crime before it starts. The recent introduction of body cameras into the patrol force will play an important role in bolstering the trust that has grown between police and community, helping to make our city even safer.”

There were 174 crimes reported in the Transit Bureau in April 2017, compared with 186 in April 2016. This is a reduction of 12 crimes, or -6.5%. There were 394 crimes reported in the Housing Bureau in April 2017, compared with 399 in April 2016. This is a reduction of 5 crimes, or -1.3%.

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The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, knew that Oceania had been in alliance with Eurasia as short a time as four years ago. But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated. And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed — if all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. ‘Reality control’, they called it: in Newspeak, ‘doublethink’.

George Orwell, from "1984"

 

September 26, 2016 - Detroit, MI - Violent crime in dropped by 13% in 2015, in contrast to a national increase in murder, rape, assault and robbery.

February 18,2017 - Harrisburg, PA - Crime drops to lowest level in at least 15 yearsbucking a national trend which showed violent crime increasing across the country.

 

 

The words "mystery", "baffled" and "puzzled" are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything,. One of those variants is "surprised".

That's why the headline of the article below reads "Harrisburg's 2016 crime statistics are in, and the results may surprise you."

You know, like when the queasy music stops and the scary-clown Jack-in-the-Box pops out?

If "Harrisburg reported crime rates continued to drop in 2016, bucking a national trend which showed violent crime increasing across the country", how come the murder rate dropped almost thirty percent last month in New York City - just two hours away - compared to the previous April?

That's because the reporter in Harrisburg is lying baldfacedly in support of a badly-failing agenda.

For any feverish Coincidence Theorists in the readership who would note that the New York example is from April, and the Harrisburg example from two months before, I offer this:

February 14, 2017 - Irvine, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 – Researchers at the University of California, Irvine project double-digit reductions in both violent and property crimes across much of Southern California for 2017. Violent crime is estimated to drop by 21 percent in 82 percent of cities, and property crime is expected to decrease by 11 percent in 79 percent of cities.

And to quell the "yeah, but that's for the coming year" objection, I'm forced to offer this:

Sep 26, 2016 - Violent crime in Detroit dropped by 13% in 2015, in contrast to a national increase in murder, rape, assault and robbery.

Can you see how it's the exact same technique as used in the Harrisburg article? Document the decrease, but claim it is "bucking a national trend." 

I don't know why the concept of a controlled press is so hard for most people to conceptualize. Along with the fact that a small subset of individuals of ill-intent gather regularly to conspire, to plot against the majority of others that surround them.

 

 

Sep 26, 2016 - Violent crime in Detroit dropped by 13% in 2015, in contrast to a national increase in murder, rape, assault and robbery.

 

February 14, 2017 - Irvine, CA - Researchers at the University of California, Irvine project double-digit reductions in both violent and property crimes across much of Southern California for 2017. Violent crime is estimated to drop by 21 percent in 82 percent of cities, and property crime is expected to decrease by 11 percent in 79 percent of cities.

 

February 18 ,2017 - Crime drops to lowest level in at least 15 years

Harrisburg reported crime rates continued to drop in 2016, bucking a national trend which showed violent crime increasing across the country. Crime dropped in every category last year in Harrisburg except for arson, rape and auto theft. Police and city officials sat down with PennLive Friday to explain the crime statistics. The numbers are "decisive and clear," according to Mayor Eric Papenfuse. "They show short-term and long-term declines. This is not a blip."

Homicide in Harrisburg

Harrisburg reported 16 homicides last year. One was ruled a justified police shooting. Of 19 killings in 2015, three were considered justified or self-defense. Although homicides and crime statistics have dropped in the city, the homicide rate remains high for the city's population.

 

May 4, 2017 - April Continues New York City’s Sustained Overall Crime Reduction

Fewest index crimes of any April in the modern CompStat-era. Eight fewer Murders compared with April 2016. (28.6% drop in murders - ed)

New York, New York—New York City experienced 540 fewer index crimes, or -6.8%, in April 2017, compared with April 2016. This is the safest April in the history of the modern CompStat-era. This reduction in crime contributes to the 1,611 fewer overall index crimes year-to-date in New York City, compared with 2016, making the year-to-date reduction -5.2%.

(Notice how the subhead says "eight fewer murders." It's technically accurate, but was carefully used to hedge against the stronger "murders fell 28.6%" or the even-stronger "murders fell almost thirty percent." Editing is careful, and thoughtful. It's done by teams of people, on top of the work of an already-careful reporter.  Do you think careful, formulaic hedging and spin is going to do anything to slow or stop the great positive changes that are underway in our world at this time? I don't. If anything, all it's going to do is hasten the demise of the small group of ill-intended individuals who are upset at this turn of events. - ed)

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Not having it all their own way, continued...

 

May 19, 2017 - FAA's drone registration rule suffers major setback

U.S. consumers who buy a drone for fun will no longer have to register it with the FAA.

A Washington, D.C. court ruled Friday that the FAA drone registration rule violates the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, which Congress passed in 2012. Hobbyist John Taylor argued successfully that he should not have to register because the act states that the FAA "may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft."

Since December 2015, hobbyists with drones weighing between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds have had to register drones with the FAA. More than 820,000 operators have registered since then. The process can be completed online, and there is a $5 application fee.

The FAA said in a statement that it launched registration to ensure drones are operated safely and don't pose security or privacy threats. The FAA also said it is considering its options and response.

The FAA now has two potential paths forward, according to Anne Swanson, an attorney at Cooley and aviation regulation expert. The FAA can appeal to all of the judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, which is called an en banc review. (The decision was made by a three-judge panel.)

The other path is appealing to Congress. The FAA is currently going through its regular reauthorization process this year. Congress could insert provisions that support or authorize registration for recreational drones.

The court's decision was cheered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, which has long objected to its members having to register their small aircrafts.

"Federal registration shouldn't apply at such a low threshold that it includes toys," Academy of Model Aeronautics president Rich Hanson said in a statement. "It also shouldn't burden those who have operated harmoniously within our communities for decades, and who already comply with AMA's registration system."

Other players in the drone world felt differently about the news. AUVSI, a leading robotics organization, said Friday it planned to work with Congress to make drone registration possible in order to help "create a culture of safety that deters careless and reckless behavior."

"Drone registration is a good policy because it promotes accountability and provides an opportunity for the FAA to educate pilots on the guidelines for safe operation," Brendan Schulman, the vice president of policy and legal affairs at DJI, told CNNTech. DJI is the world's largest drone manufacturer.
The court's decision does not impact registration for commercial drones.

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“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

George Orwell, from "1984"

 

February 24, 2015 - Climate change is really bad news if you like oysters, scallops and clams

May 12, 2017 - Canada - Clearwater Hit with High Clam Inventories After Record 2016 Harvest, Sales, Profits Increase

 

February 3, 2014 - An incredible 80% of the world’s fish stocks are now over-exploited or fished right up to their limit.

May 10, 2017 - Record quarter for Marine Harvest Scotland

17,772 tonnes gutted weight were harvested, up from 12,620 in the same quarter last year. (up 40% -ed). The higher harvest volumes were due to higher average weight and hence more biomass in sea at the start of the year, combined with strong production and improved fish health.

 

 

 

 

It's May, 2017, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that "Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind", I've included multiple recent examples below to support it.

The clam quote up at the top of this post is a classic example of the negative hedge included to blunt positive news, but it's done so here in a way that's bizarre and illogical. If you run a business, you want sales and profits to increase, and they've done so at the seafood company because of a record clam harvest. But the reporter had to shrill "hit with high clam inventories" because they're following a formula.

Way back in this thread somewhere, I've got a post with dozens of such headlines, and I may go grab it and revive it after this. There's another one right here in this post: "Corn Futures Drop as U.S. Farmers Start Harvesting Record Crop". 

Remember, the Orthodoxy states the reporters wrote both of those headlines that way "because bad news sells." But don't you think it's time to grow up and admit that the paper with the headline "Record 2016 Clam Harvest Drives Sales, Profit Increase for Clearwater" would sell just as well or better than the one with the fake, bizarre, illogical negativity thrown in?

A common rebuttal I'm met with when I tell people things like "South Africa's 2017 maize crop seen almost doubling to record harvest", below, is that it's being driven by improved yields from GMO crops. In the story below, the doubled South African corn harvest, whether GMO or no, is clearly attributed to plentiful rainfall.

It's my hope that seeing things like the record clam and turkey harvests in among the agriculture records below will shake the mind free from the GMO canard. With the record Marine harvest in Scotland underscoring my point even further. Yes, there are examples of incrementally-larger harvests driven my more-productive GMO crops - but that doesn't explain the larger phenomenon I'm discussing and documenting here on an ongoing basis. 

Following the strict rules of the controlled press, the article from Scotland prints the numbers, but won't give you the percentage of the year-over-year increase. So I had to do the math. It's 40% higher than the same quarter last year. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins, and that's obviously an epochal increase, a transformation.

To forestall the subconscious mind's immediate response of "yeah, but that's because they're strip-mining the sea!", I'll note the the record harvest was driven by "higher average weight" and "improved fish health". And even that explanation is a hedge, as, obviously, it's not that it's the exact same number of fish, only 40% fatter. But, rather, there are a lot more fish, and those fish are also larger, and healthier. It's just that the reporter is forbidden by the Orthodoxy from saying "huge increases in fish population", because that would go seriously off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all.

Be assured, the NPR-addicted would and will respond to such an example with "yeah, but that's just one of the boom-bust cycles that are being driven by climate change!" Which is why I don't even talk to many people about these things, but rather document it here for the record. They've been given that plausible-deniability excuse, and have accepted it, and it becomes truth to them. It's not science, it's a religion.

But whatever is causing clams to boom in Canada, and marine life to thrive in in Scotland, and Turkeys to flourish in Indiana, and all these record crop harvests, has been going on for about three or four years, now, and isn't stopping.

And the fact that no one talks about it except a guy on an Obscure Internet Forum does not change that fact.

Do you think no one will ever talk about it, ever? That doesn't ring true to me. Programming, conditioning are strong things, but not eternal things. We've all awakened and grown in significant ways over our lives, grown beyond things. We've done it as a species, with slavery, with women not being allowed to vote, with three-Martini-lunches, to name only three of many.

And that's what's going to happen here, and I think it's going to be sooner than later.

In the meantime, be glad you are ahead of the curve, and revel in the great, epochal positive changes that are underway at every level of our reality:

 

 

 

April 23, 2017 - Morocco predicts near-record cereal harvest in 2017

 

May 3, 2017 - Bunge adjusts growth outlook following record harvest

The company reported segment volumes of 35mn metric tons during the first quarter of 2017, a 7pc rise from the previous year following a record soybean and corn harvest in South America.

 

May 10, 2017 - Record quarter for Marine Harvest Scotland

The company’s Q1 report, which was published today, reveals that 17,772 tonnes gutted weight were harvested, up from 12,620 (up 40% -ed) in the same quarter last year, while the EBIT/kg was €3.12, up from €0.68

The higher harvest volumes were due to higher average weight and hence more biomass in sea at the start of the year, combined with strong production and improved fish health.

 

May 12, 2017 - Canada - Clearwater Hit with High Clam Inventories After Record 2016 Harvest, Sales, Profits Increase

 

May 19, 2017 - Indiana's 2017 Spring Turkey Harvest Was Third Highest on Record ...

 

May 20, 2017 - Corn Futures Drop as U.S. Farmers Start Harvesting Record Crop ...

 

May 23, 2017 - South Africa's 2017 maize crop seen almost doubling to record harvest

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African farmers are expected to reap a record 14.73 tonnes of maize this season with current harvests indicating robust yields because of good rains, a Reuters poll of five traders and market analysts showed on Tuesday.

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"The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, knew that Oceania had been in alliance with Eurasia as short a time as four years ago. But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated. And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. ‘Reality control’, they called it: in Newspeak, ‘doublethink’."

George Orwell, from "1984"

 

January 16, 2017 - “It’s really perplexing that you’ve got a set of federal scientists who are sampling the ocean methodically and coming up with a very different picture than the fishermen about what’s going on out in the Gulf of Maine,” Jonathan Labaree of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute said.

The type of trawl net scientists use and the boat they pull it from, which is larger than many commercial fishing vessels, do a poor job catching certain species. Pearce claimed that the surveys happen in the wrong places and that because the ocean has warmed, cod cluster in deeper water than they used to.

 

January 5, 2017 - North Atlantic Cooling Has Plunged Below 1950s (And 1800s) Levels 

 

 

2004 – WWF, Worldwide Fund for Nature: “WORLD'S COD STOCKS COULD BE GONE BY 2020, GROUP WARNS.”

2008 – ScienceNOW: “after 15 years of little to no fishing, local populations show no sign of rebounding.”

2008 – Garden State bottom bouncers are seeing more cod numbers than in recent memory.

2010 - the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization's scientific council reported that the cod population in the Grand Banks had grown 69 percent since 2007.

2013 – The journal Science: “Study: Cod stocks may never rebound”

2016 - Canada - The most notable increases in landing for 2016 were recorded for cod and flounders, up 51.9 per cent to 16,285 tonnes and 28.0 per cent to 8,969 tonnes respectively.

Jan 8, 2016 - All time record quarter for Norwegian codfish exports - Norway Today

March 24, 2016 -Sales of fresh cod up NOK 203 million or 17 per cent compared with the same period last year.

 

 

You can see in the quotes above that the folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including temperatures in the North Atlantic, and the cod.

It's May, 2017, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that "Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind, I've included an updated pullout on cod from this thread's master document, below, to support it.

The words "mystery", "baffled" and "puzzled" are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything. One of those variants is "perplexed".

That's why Jonathan Labaree of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute recently said "It’s really perplexing that you’ve got a set of federal scientists who are sampling the ocean methodically and coming up with a very different picture than the fishermen about what’s going on out in the Gulf of Maine.” 

Not all marine biologists are two-faced, sociopathic Fight Club members, of course - just that small percentage of them who get quoted in newspaper articles. The first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club.

Remember, he studies fish for a living.

Same shit, different day, from 1999: "Federal biologists, armed with evidence that the gulf's cod population was collapsing after years of overfishing, called for a drastic cut in fishing in the gulf, which extends from Cape Cod to Canada. Angry fishermen cited only what they saw in their nets and said cod stocks were in the midst of a strong recovery. The gulf was so full of cod, the fishermen said, that even the lobster traps were full of the fish."

The angry fishermen in that example were, unlike Mr. Labaree, not remotely perplexed about the baldfacedly-lying con artists trying to destroy their livelihoods.

But the general populace is starting to get what I'm talking about, as most will allow that there is, indeed, a "One Percent". It's just, well, perplexing to me that most people still can't imagine they're all working together. 

If you think I'm cynical, I'd urge you to review the data below and let me know if you are perplexed, after reading it.

Great, epochal positive changes are underway at every level of our reality, and that includes our movement up and past a social construct in which we're ruled by people such as these.

Revel in it:

 

COD

 

1992 – Forget about the cod shortage; within a few years, the Norwegian quota will be 250,000 tons -- and by the end of the decade, it should reach 350,000,

 

1999 – A year ago, the fishermen working in the Gulf of Maine and their regulators seemed to be looking at different oceans. Federal biologists, armed with evidence that the gulf's cod population was collapsing after years of overfishing, called for a drastic cut in fishing in the gulf, which extends from Cape Cod to Canada. Angry fishermen cited only what they saw in their nets and said cod stocks were in the midst of a strong recovery. The gulf was so full of cod, the fishermen said, that even the lobster traps were full of the fish.

 

2004 – WWF, Worldwide Fund for Nature: “WORLD'S COD STOCKS COULD BE GONE BY 2020, GROUP WARNS.”

 

2007 – Cod fish numbers remain stable in the south and have increased in the central to western parts of the North Sea,

 

2008 – ScienceNOW: “after 15 years of little to no fishing, local populations show no sign of rebounding.”

 

2008 – Garden State bottom bouncers are seeing more cod numbers than in recent memory.

 

2009 – North Sea Cod Stocks See Big Improvement

 

2010 - the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization's scientific council reported that the cod population in the Grand Banks, an underwater plateau southeast of Newfoundland, had grown 69 per cent since 2007.

 

March 10, 2010 - Record exports of Norwegian Cod in February - FiskerForum.com

2011 – Grand Banks Cod Stocks Rebound After Thirty Years, Recovering Off Canada's East Coast

 

2011 – The NOAA analysis, released last month, asserted that even if all fishing of Gulf of Maine cod was prohibited, it would be unlikely that the stock would be rebuilt by 2018, some four years after NOAA had expected cod to rebound to healthy amounts.

 

November 6, 2011 - Record Cod Exports in October - FiskerForum.com

Norway exported cod, including clipfish, saltfish and dried fish worth NOK 1.22 billion in October. ... Measured in terms of volume, exports increased by 1% or 393 tonnes

 

January 6, 2012 - Record Year for Norwegian Cod & Groundfish Exports in 2011 ...

 

2013 – The journal Science: “Study: Cod stocks may never rebound”

 

2013 - New England fishermen and their political allies rallied at a Boston fish pier Monday to make an urgent call for relief from deep and imminent cuts to their catch limits.

 

March 15, 2015 - Depoe Bay, Oregon - The Lingcod fishing remains very strong and as normal the rockfish catch is very close to limits as well.

 

June 3, 2015 - Norway sets new cod export record, but frozen trade declines

 

June 3, 2015 - Increased cod sales to Portugal drive record Norway exports in May ...

 

2016 - Canada - The volume of ground fish landings increased 20.1 per cent to 41,611 tonnes in 2016. There was a rise in landings for nearly all ground sh species; however, the most notable increases were recorded for cod and flounders, up 51.9 per cent to 16,285 tonnes and 28.0 per cent to 8,969 tonnes respectively.

 

January 8, 2016 - All time record quarter for Norwegian codfish exports - Norway Today

 

March 24, 2016 -Sales of fresh cod, including Skrei cod and filet, have so far this year totalled NOK 1.39 billion, up NOK 203 million or 17 per cent compared with the same period last year.

 

April 11, 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture | Norwegian seafood exports up by 28 percent

 

Dec 23, 2016 - 2016 looks set to be another record year for Norwegian seafood exports.

 

January 16, 2017 - Portland, ME - For years, fishermen and scientists have clashed over how to properly estimate fish populations and set the catch quotas that rule the livelihoods of Maine fishermen. Fishermen suggest that scientists are missing fish and setting the quotas too low, while scientists say fishermen are missing the big picture.

“It’s really perplexing that you’ve got a set of federal scientists who are sampling the ocean methodically and coming up with a very different picture than the fishermen about what’s going on out in the Gulf of Maine,” Jonathan Labaree of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute said.

The type of trawl net scientists use and the boat they pull it from, which is larger than many commercial fishing vessels, do a poor job catching certain species. Pearce claimed that the surveys happen in the wrong places and that because the ocean has warmed, cod cluster in deeper water than they used to.

(January 5, 2017 - North Atlantic Cooling Has Plunged Below 1950s (And 1800s) Levels - ed)

Brown agreed that there are places where the larger science vessel can’t navigate and that their gear isn’t meant to “maximize the catch of cod or haddock or flounder” but added that their goals are different from those of commercial fishermen.

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Cool - adjective
1. of or at a fairly low temperature.
"it'll be a cool afternoon"
synonyms: chilly, chill, bracing, brisk, crisp, fresh, refreshing, invigorating, nippy
"a cool breeze"

 

April 13, 2017 - Easter Weekend Weather 2017: UK Met Office Predicts A Cool Bank Holiday

It’s going to be brisk.

The Easter break is looking decidedly bleak from a weather perspective… so much so that some higher regions can even expect sprinklings of snow – with sudden hail showers possible too. A polar maritime air mass from Iceland is currently crossing the country, bringing with it blasts of cool air and scattered showers.

 

"Cool" and "brisk" are obviously hedges, when you are discussing snow and hail showers. Cool also references "verb 1. become or cause to become less hot." It's not hot, in the U.K., in April. Blasts of "cool" air, coming down from the Arctic? It's careful, formulaic hedging, and it's almost as hilarious as this one, from my hometown:

April 18, 2017 - Allentown, PA - A not-so-warm summer? It's possible, says one long-range outlook ...

"Not-so-warm" and the rest of the italicized verbal gymnastics used because the Orthodoxy forbids them from saying "cold".

Here's a rare exception, from Kentucky: May, 2017 - Cold Spring May Weather 2017

You could use "cool", correctly, in the summer months, when the weather would have "become less hot".

But they've got an Orthodoxy, a religion to support, you see:

April 16, 2017 - 2017 Is Set to Be the Hottest Year in Recorded History - Futurism

There are posts in this thread going back three years, now, with the same techniques, documenting the same programme. I'm compiling them...

 

January 28, 2013 - Draft UN climate report shows 20 years of overestimated global warming

 A preliminary draft of a report by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked to the public this month, and climate skeptics say it contains fresh evidence of 20 years of overstated global warming. The report -- which is not scheduled for publication until 2014 -- was leaked by someone involved in the IPCC’s review process, and is available for download online.

 A chart comparing the four temperature models the group has published since 1990 (shows that)...each has overstated the rise in temperature that Earth actually experienced.

 

National Geographic, March, 2013: “Is Shrinking Sea Ice Behind Chilly Spring?”

 

Spring 2013 Recap: Cool temperatures dominate the U.S.

 

April, 2013 – What a difference a year makes! WELL BELOW NORMAL APRIL ACROSS THE US!

 

April, 2013 – In Britain, weeks of freezing weather are set to be followed by a wet and cool summer, forecasters warned yesterday

 

April, 2013 - forecast is for May is for near-normal to cooler than normal temperatures. Wet March and April have wiped out the drought in Georgia!

 

April 30, 2013Cool, rainy weather expected to further delay Iowa corn planting

 

May, 2013 – US Temperatures Have Dropped Almost 3C Over The Past Year 

 

May, 2013 – Washington, D.C.: 2013 summer outlook: Less stifling than last 3 summers

 

May, 2013 – April was 1.4 degrees below average nationwide. It was the 23rd-coolest April on record for the nation.

 

May, 2013 – the on-going cold and wet weather is enough to push people living in France to seek exile abroad.

 

May, 2013 – Don't rule out a hot French summer just yet

 

May 14, 2013 – It certainly was chilly this past weekend. Snow flakes were seen in many areas of Michigan

 

May 15, 2013 - The long range summer forecast for Ireland would suggest that we are in for another year of cooler and wetter than normal conditions

 

June, 2013 - Record Cold Arctic Temperatures Drop Below Freezing Again

 

June, 2013 - Global average temperatures and the tropics continued a slow cooling drift in May

 

June, 2013 – At the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany, a delegate explained that the unusual cold weather accompanying the conference was a perfect example of how global warming is affecting our lives.

 

June, 2013 saw 14 days when high temperatures in Steamboat, CO didn't reach 80 degrees

 

June, 2013 – Mild, wet summer ahead for Asheville, N.C. area

 

June, 2013 – Blogger in Texas: 'I am so grateful for this mild summer we’ve had so far this year. Temps down in the 60′s at night. Oh yes, I am loving it.'

 

June, 2013 – Birmingham, AL: A Beautiful First Weekend of Summer - Afternoon highs in the 80s with overnight lows in the 60s with relatively low relative humidity

 

June, 2013 – No sizzling Canadian summer in forecast like last year

 

June, 2013 – Cooler days more likely for most of eastern Australia

 

June, 2013 – Think it’s cooler than usual in Myrtle Beach? Don’t bet on it

 

June 4, 2013 – Wet, mild summer expected for Toronto...

 

June 10, 2013 – (Great Lakes) Cool Weather Slowing Summer Kickoff

 

June 13, 2013 - This summer hasn’t just felt hot. It’s been hot. In fact, the summer of 2012-13 is now the hottest on record.

 

June 26, 2013 - LONDON (Reuters) - Weather across Europe will be cooler than usual next month

 

July, 2013 – Milwaukee, WI: 'One of the best starts to July in recent years weatherwise. Lows in the 50s and 60s, highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and plenty of sunshine.'

 

July, 2013 – Pacific Northwest: Mild Weather Continues

 

July, 2013 - Too cold for a dip: Ocean temperatures off South Jersey well below normal

 

July, 2013 – San Francisco - This has to be the coldest July ever," noted Latitude 38, the sailing magazine.

 

July 13, 2013 – (North Texas) Summer weather shocker: Cool and rainy

 

July 23, 2013 – (New York) Weather Journal: Clear and Cool Summer Days are Back

 

July 24, 2013 – Cool summer weather in the West

 

July 25, 2013 – (Alabama) The cool rainy summer

 

July 29, 2013 – (Chicago) Cool Weather Hurting Summer Businesses

 

August 1, 2013 – Cool and rainy weather this summer has kept smog from forming in metro Atlanta as it typically does on hot summer days.

 

August 3, 2013 – Unprecedented July Cold – Arctic Sees Shortest Summer On Record

 

August 4, 2013 – (Philadelphia) Impressive "cool" streak in the heat of summer

 

August 5, 2013 - Cool summer weather not helping corn crop

 

August 7, 2013 – Long-term cool spell changes dynamics of Summer Weather

 

August 7, 2013 - (Michigan) Record summer ‘cool streak’ poised to end with first 80-degree weather in weeks

 

August 17, 2013 – This rainy cool weather is getting crazy here in the SE ...

 

August 28, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA - Cooler temps, plentiful rain meant bumper crop of wild mushrooms

This was the largest bloom of chanterelles that I've seen in over a decade.

 

August 29, 2013 – Alabama summer 2013 one of the coolest on record 

 

September 5, 2013 - Coolest summer in many years - Alabama

 

February 11, 2014 – Summer 2014 'likely to be hottest on record’

 

March 6, 2014 – Return of El Nino Could Bring Rain, Heat, Misery

 

April 14, 2014 – If El Niño Comes This Year, It Could Be a Monster

 

April 14, 2014 - This summer will be miserable, Farmer’s Almanac says. New Yorkers who have been praying for relief from this year’s brutal winter will soon be getting exactly what they wished for — in the form of an oppressive summer of stifling heat and humidity.

 

April 30, 2014 – The data are trickling in, and with each passing day it seems more certain: 2014 is going to be an El Niño year, and probably a big one. “I think there’s no doubt that there’s an El Niño underway,” climate scientist Kevin Trenberth of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research recently told Wired.

 

May 8, 2014 – El Nino – Historic?

 

May 12, 2014 – West Antarctic Ice Sheet's Collapse Triggers Sea Level Rise

 

May 12, 2014 - Antarctic Sea Ice at All-Time Record Levels

 

May 15, 2014 – El Nino's threat to major food crop yields

 

June 14, 2014 – El Niño is going to make your 2014 miserable

 

June 17, 2014 – Doubts Surface Over 2014 El Nino Development

 

June 23, 2014 - 2014 just might be the year when El Nino kicks in again 

 

June 23, 2014 – Is the El Nino Dying?

 

July 2, 2014 – Rain, Rain, Go Away: June Weather Unseasonably Cool ...

 

July 6, 2014 – The 2014 El Niño is looking more and more like a bust

 

July 6, 2014 – Peru says El Niño threat over, waters cooling and fish returning

 

July 8, 2014 - Each month in 2014 has experienced below normal average temperatures.

 

July 8, 2014 - Weather underpins hopes for huge US corn crop 

Weather forecasts maintained hope for US corn production prospects as crops entered the key pollination period in historically strong condition, with soybeans and spring wheat seen thriving too.

An outlook for temperatures to remain below average throughout the Midwest over the next 10 days "sets the stage for excellent pollination conditions", said Paul Georgy, president of Chicago broker Allendale.

"If the forecast comes true it would make it the fourth coolest pollination period since 1980.

(headline is forbidden from saying "cool weather underpins hopes" -ed)

 

July 10, 2014 – Nature Hits the 'Pause' Button On El Nino Development

 

July 10, 2014 - Poor man’s polar vortex to make shocking summer return in eastern U.S. next week

 

July 11, 2014 – El Nino 2014, Climate Alarmists Disappointed

 

July 14, 2014 - June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded.

 

May 14, 2014 – How Low Will Arctic Summer Sea Ice Go?

 

May 24, 2014 –NOAA: Arctic sea ice extent will be above average this summer (2014)

 

July 10, 2014 - Unseasonably chilly air is headed for parts of the northern and northeastern U.S at the height of summer early next week. Highs may struggle to reach 80 in D.C. next Tuesday and Wednesday with widespread lows in the 50s (even 40s in the mountains).

 

July 14, 2014 – Record Cool in July: 10 Cities On Track For A Cool Summer As Cold Blast Approaches

 

July 22, 2014 – Climate Change Clouds Future of El Niño Forecasting ...

 

July 23, 2014 - This past June was the warmest ever recorded by scientists since record keeping began in the 19th century.

 

July 26, 2014 - Coolest Summer On Record in the U.S.

The frequency of 90 degree days in the US has been plummeting for 80 years, and 2014 has had the lowest frequency of 90 degree days through July 23 on record. The only other year which came close was 1992, and that was due to dust in the atmosphere from Mt Pinatubo.

 

July 30, 2014 – The Chance of El Nino Drops to 50%

 

July 31, 2014 - Climate Change: Study Predicts Wide Variation in Temperature Extremes

 

July 31, 2014 - Clearly, the overall trend is to extreme temperatures reducing. In other words, the area of the US experiencing unusually high or low temperatures is tending to grow smaller.

 

July 31,2014 - Numbers released today by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center show that not only has July been abnormally cool in the USA, but so has 2014 in general. For the last 30 days, there have been 574 record highest temperatures in the USA, and 1,726 record lowest. A ratio of 3 to 1, indicating that July was very cool. But, the year so far has also been cool. So far for the USA year to date, the numbers of record lows outpace the highs two to one.

 

July 29, 2014 - The cool temps are causing people who live east of the Rockies to wonder if 2014 will go down as the year without a summer.

 

July 31, 2014 - Climate Change: Study Predicts Wide Variation in Temperature Extremes

 

July 31, 2014 - Clearly, the overall trend is to extreme temperatures reducing. In other words, the area of the US experiencing unusually high or low temperatures is tending to grow smaller.

 

July 31,2014 - Numbers released today by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center show that not only has July been abnormally cool in the USA, but so has 2014 in general. For the last 30 days, there have been 574 record highest temperatures in the USA, and 1,726 record lowest. A ratio of 3 to 1, indicating that July was very cool. But, the year so far has also been cool. So far for the USA year to date, the numbers of record lows outpace the highs two to one.

 

August, 2014 - Cool, unsettled and wet

 

August 1, 2014 – July 2014 will become the 10th coldest month of July on record for Cleveland.

 

August 2, 2014 – Lovely weather we're having this August.

 

August 3, 2014 – Portland weather: Gorgeous, sunny Sunday

 

August 3, 2014 – Is It A Cool Summer? We’ve actually had an ‘average’ summer, which now feels cool considering how many hot summers have scorched the U.S. in recent years.

 

August 4, 2014 - Death Valley, Calif., which is known for being the world’s hottest location, maxed out at a relatively chilly 89 degrees on Sunday. This temperature – nearly 30 degrees below average – was its coolest high temperature on record for the date by a whopping 15 degrees. The previous record of 104 was set in 1945.

This was only the eighth time that a high in the 80s has occurred in Death Valley in July or August, and there hasn’t been a high less than 90 since 1984. Weather records in Death Valley go back to 1911.

The average June high in Death Valley is 110 degrees, July is 117 degrees, and August is 115. This makes Sunday’s high temperature a ridiculous 26 degrees below normal.

 

August 7, 2014 – El Nino dragging its heels but still on way 

 

August 8, 2014 – Summer 2014 is the Coolest in a Decade. The summer of 2014 has been one of the mildest on the books — and could be the first summer in a decade without a heatwave. Only four days have hit 90 degrees this summer, three in July and one in August, with the hottest temperature on the books clocking in at 91.

 

August 10, 2014 –August 2014 was colder and much wetter overall than average.

 

August 11, 2014 – Gorgeous Weather Returns. Very nice weather is moving back into the Ozarks.

 

August 13, 2014 – Jackson, MS - Gorgeous stretch of weather!

 

August 13, 2014 - Cool August not a trend for coming winter

 

August 16, 2014 – State College, PA - Beautiful weather on tap for rest of week

 

August 18, 2014 – So much for summer: Snow set to blast Scotland as forecasters warn of 'coldest August spell in a century'

 

August 18, 2014 – Baltimore, MD - Another Gorgeous August Day. Gorgeous August « CBS Baltimore

 

August 18, 2014 - Dulles Airport just recorded its longest “heart of summer” cool streak on record. Such a stretch of temperatures in the heart of summer seems unheard of. And as far as official records go, it is. Of course, the first half of this month was only part of an extraordinary streak of below normal daily temperatures at Dulles. Every day in August through the 16th came in below normal. Even more incredible, the below normal streak ran all the way back to July 24.

 

August 18, 2014 - Summer 2014 is the coldest in a decade

The summer of 2014 has been one of the mildest on the books — and could be the first summer in a decade without a heatwave.

“It wasn’t clear if it was going to be a hot or a cool summer,” said National Weather Service meteorologist David Stark. “We started out the year very cool and it seems like we just continued that. It doesn’t look like we have any heat waves in the near future.”

Instead of searching for the skimpiest outfits to battle the sizzling sun, New Yorkers are reaching for their sweatshirts.

“It’s been so much colder this summer,” said Susan Vartholomatos, 51, who broke out her bikini for a beach day Friday afternoon. “In the morning, when I go out to my terrace, I need a sweatshirt.”

Vartholomatos said she wishes it was hotter, adding “I’d take heat and humidity over snow any day.”

Only four days have hit 90 degrees this summer, three in July and one in August, with the hottest temperature on the books clocking in at 91.

 

August 19, 2014 – No hot August nights in CNY this year -- look how cool it's been

 

August 19, 2014 – Kentucky weather forecast Weather Lovely

 

August 22, 2014 – NYT Tries Hard to Jinx Our Beautiful Weather -- NYMag

 

August 22, 2014 – For UK, Europe, It's One of the Chilliest Augusts in Decades

 

August 22, 2014 - Antarctic Sea Ice Has Been Above Average for 1,000 Straight Days

 

August 23, 2014 - 'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss alarms scientists

A European satellite has shown ice sheets shrinking at 120 cubic miles a year in Antarctica and Greenland

The planet's two largest ice sheets – in Greenland and Antarctica – are now being depleted at an astonishing rate of 120 cubic miles each year. That is the discovery made by scientists using data from CryoSat-2, the European probe that has been measuring the thickness of Earth's ice sheets and glaciers since it was launched by the European Space Agency in 2010.

Even more alarmingthe rate of loss of ice from the two regions has more than doubled since 2009, revealing the dramatic impact that climate change is beginning to have on our world.

 

August 23, 2014 – Providence, RI - Dry and Gorgeous Weather Continue

 

August 24, 2014 - Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Lovely weather for the last week of August.

 

August 24, 2014 – was a gorgeous day across the Hudson Valley.

 

August 24, 2014 - Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Lovely weather for the last week of August.

 

August 25, 2014 – Nice Weather - Forecast for Maritime Alps, Soaking Rain to Spread Across Europe.

 

August 25, 2014 – Chicago's Cool Streak Sets New Record 

 

August 26, 2014 - Australian scientist calls for ‘heads to roll’ over adjusted temperature data

Yesterday we posted on BoM's bomb on station temperature trend fiddling, where BoM claimed the trend difference was a result of a station move. Apparently, BoM can’t even keep track of their own station histories! Today, Dr. Jennifer Marohasy writes: Who’s going to be sacked for making-up global warming at Rutherglen?

She writes: HEADS need to start rolling at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The senior management have tried to cover-up serious tampering that has occurred with the temperatures at an experimental farm near Rutherglen in Victoria. Retired scientist Dr Bill Johnston used to run experiments there. He, and many others, can vouch for the fact that the weather station at Rutherglen, providing data to the Bureau of Meteorology since November 1912, has never been moved. Senior management at the Bureau are claiming the weather station could have been moved in 1966 and/or 1974 and that this could be a justification for artificially dropping the temperatures by 1.8 degree Celsius back in 1913.

Surely its time for heads to roll!


The unhomogenized/raw mean annual minimum temperature trend for Rutherglen for the 100-year period from January 1913 through to December 2013 shows a slight cooling trend of 0.35 degree C per 100 years. After homogenization there is a warming trend of 1.73 degree C per 100 years. This warming trend is essentially achieved by progressively dropping down the temperatures from 1973 back through to 1913. For the year of 1913 the difference between the raw temperature and the ACORN-SAT temperature is a massive 1.8 degree C.

In the case of Rutherglen the Bureau has just let the algorithms keep jumping down the temperatures from 1973. To repeat the biggest change between the raw and the new values is in 1913 when the temperature has been jumped down a massive 1.8 degree C. In doing this homogenization a warming trend is created when none previously existed.The Bureau has tried to justify all of this to Graham Lloyd at The Australian newspaper by stating that there must have been a site move, its flagging the years 1966 and 1974. But the biggest adjustment was made in 1913! In fact as Bill Johnston explains in today's newspaper, the site never has moved.
Surely someone should be sacked for this blatant corruption of what was a perfectly good temperature record.

 

August 27, 2014 – Long, Cool Summer

The hottest weather topic for 2014 was the lack of heat. If you had a sneaking suspicion that the 2014 growing season has been tracking cooler than normal, you’d be right. The Midwestern Regional Climate Center tracked growing degree days (GDD) from May 1 to Aug. 3. It reported "departures from normal" ranging from -30 to -100 in states such as Missouri, Illinois and Indiana and deficits of -100 to -180 in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota.

 

August 27, 2014 – Has this been a cool summer? Temperatures are a few degrees below average in August and were a bit below average in July. All things considered, this has been an ordinary summer in the Carolinas, with a stretch of wet and rather unpleasant weekends in late July and early August.

 

August 30, 2014 - How Hot Was Summer 2014? Despite a noticeably cool month across much of the U.S., the answer may surprise you

 

August 30, 2014 – Myth of Arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7 million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago... Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row. An area twice the size of Alaska - America's biggest state - was open water two years ago and is now covered in ice. This was the highest level recorded on that date since 2006, and represents an increase of 1.71 million square kilometres over the past two years – an impressive 43 per cent. Other figures from the Danish Meteorological Institute suggest that the growth has been even more dramatic. Using a different measure, the area with at least 30 per cent ice cover, these reveal a 63 per cent rise – from 2.7 million to 4.4 million square kilometres.

 

August 30, 2014 – A Change in the Wind: El Nino -- the Lazarus of 2014?

 

September 2, 2014 – New Jersey - You can file August 2014 as one of the coldest and wettest on record

 

September 3, 2014 – Cool summer doesn't invalidate climate change

 

September 3, 2014 – An average Summer. Then Why Did it Feel So Cool? All of you who thought we had a cooler-than-normal summer, well, that’s just perception.

 

September 3, 2014 – Baltimore, MD - August ranked as 4th-coolest on record amid mildest summer since 2000. This summer's average ranks as the 16th-mildest on record.

 

September 3, 2014 – The Arctic Sea Ice Problem Is Actually Worse — Not Better

 

September 3, 2014 - Arctic Sea Ice Grows But Still Shrinking

 

September 3, 2014 –This plot from DMI shows what appears to be the classic “end of melt season” turn in sea ice extent, a good 2-3 weeks before it usually occurs. If this is truly a turn in the melt season, it will be the earliest one in the satellite record and will mean that the average sea ice extent for September will be well above 6 million square kilometers

 

September 9, 2014 - Baseless Alarmism: Global Warming’s Impact on Gulf of Maine Driving Away Lobsters and Fish

The supposed impact of global warming on the Gulf of Maine over the past decade has hit a multitude of media outlets. Example: take Weather.com’s article Global Warming Is Changing the Gulf of Maine, Imperiling Its Lobster, Fish Catchhttp://www.weather.com/news/sc.....r-20140903

According to the article, Gulf of Maine temperatures were marching along with the global average from 1982 to 2004, but then over the past decade, starting in 2004, the Gulf of Maine began warming at a rate that was 10 times faster than the previous rate.

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The long-term data show the sea surface temperatures for the Gulf of Maine shifted upwards in the late 1920s. So let’s look at the sea surface temperatures there since 1930, Figure 4. While there was a recent uptick in the sea surface temperatures for the Gulf of Maine, the linear trend of the data show the warming rate there was basically flat, at only 0.004 deg C/decade, since 1930. Human-induced global warming appears to have eluded the surface temperatures of the Gulf of Maine.

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The articles focused on the last decade, so maybe there something unusual about the recent decadal temperature or decadal warming rate for the Gulf of Maine. Nope.

 Figure 6 shows the 10-year-average sea surface temperatures (trailing) for the Gulf of Maine. About “trailing”: the last data point at 2013 indicates the average surface temperature for the period of 2004-2013, and the data point before it presents the average for the period of 2003-2012, etc., working back in time to the first data point at 1863 for the period of 1854-1863. The 10-year-average sea surface temperatures for the periods ending in the early 1950s were noticeably higher than today.

 

September 4, 2014 –Weeks of monsoonal moisture contributed to rain and clouds in August 2014. Coupled with the occasional cold front, the end result was a month that saw temperatures below normal and regular daily thunderstorms.

 

September 7, 2014- Winter Outlook 2014-2015 U.S. Winter Forecast - After a record year in the Midwest & the East Coast, El Nino will have a big impact going into the 2014-2015 winter season. Here in August we see a 73% chance of El Nino at this point and we feel this is GAME ON in a month or so!

 

September 11, 2014 - The National Weather Service, in its monthly El Niño report, again downgraded the chances of the influential weather pattern occurring in the fall or winter. The odds were 80 percent in May, but were placed between 60 and 65 percent this week.

 

September 12, 2014 - Rapid City sees earliest snowfall since 1888

An early September winter storm in the Black Hills has dumped up to 8 inches of snow in the area, while Rapid City received its earliest snowfall in more than 120 years.

Jon Chamberlain, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Rapid City, said almost 1 inch of snow had fallen in downtown Rapid City by 8:30 a.m. while 2 inches was measured in higher elevations in town.

The snowfall in downtown Rapid City is the earliest in the city since 1888, the NWS said. The previous early snowfall mark was seven-tenths of an inch on Sept. 13, 1970.

Chamberlain said while it is unusual for Rapid City to see snowfall this early, it isn't for the Black Hills. 

"It's a little on the high side, though," he said.

 

September 13, 2014 - August 2014: Bright and sunny, but cool

 

September 15, 2014 - August 2014 Hottest in Recorded Weather History, NASA Says

 

September 15, 2014 - Extent of Antarctic sea ice reaches record levels, scientists say

Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began.

Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) said the discovery was made two days ago.

"This is an area covered by sea ice which we've never seen from space before," he said.

"Thirty-five years ago the first satellites went up which were reliably telling us what area, two dimensional area, of sea ice was covered and we've never seen that before, that much area.

Third year in a row a record has been reached.

There has been a 1.5 per cent increase each decade since records began in 1979.

Increase believed to be linked to strong westerly winds. As the area covered in sea ice expands scientists have said the ice on the continent of Antarctica which is not over the ocean continues to deplete.

CEO of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, Tony Worby, said the warming atmosphere is leading to greater sea ice coverage by changing wind patterns.

"The extent of sea ice is driven by the winds around Antarctica, and we believe that they're increasing in strength and part of that is around the depletion of ozone," he said.

He said changes to sea ice levels could have implications for the entire Antarctic ecosystem.

 

September 15, 2014 – El Niño and its impact on Winter 2014/15: Pattern resembles last winter

 

September 17, 2014 - But while an El Niño event was expected to have begun by this time, the defining oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Pacific have not yet been established, Amis said. Nonetheless, the probability of seeing El Niño conditions by November is above 60 percent, though the event is likely to be a weak one,” said Amis, a multilateral agency which is led by the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization.

 

UPDATED through Page 18 september 17, 2014

 

January 18, 2017 - The last time the Earth was this warm was 125,000 years ago

 

February 13, 2017 - Lubbock, TX - Wet and Cool Mid-February Stretch (Feb. 13-14, 2017)

 

February 23, 2017 - 2017 Europe spring forecast: Winter to linger from UK to Poland ...

Britain to FREEZE until May: UK set for COLDEST spring in YEARS as weather warnings issued

FREEZING winds, snow and sub-zero temperatures will keep Britain locked in the freezer until MAY, dire forecasts predict.

 

April 3, 2017 - Georgia - Masters 2017 weather report: Cool, windy conditions for opening rounds

 

April 4, 2017 - Philippines - PAGASA explains cool April weather | Nation, News, The Philippines ...

 

April 13, 2017 - U.K. - Easter Weekend Weather 2017: UK Met Office Predicts A Cool Bank Holiday

It’s going to be brisk.

The Easter break is looking decidedly bleak from a weather perspective… so much so that some higher regions can even expect sprinklings of snow – with sudden hail showers possible too. A polar maritime air mass from Iceland is currently crossing the country, bringing with it blasts of cool air and scattered showers.

 

April 16, 2017 - 2017 Is Set to Be the Hottest Year in Recorded History - Futurism

 

April 17, 2017 - According to the UAH satellite measure of global temperature...March 2017 cooler than same month 10 years ago

 

April 18, 2017 - Allentown, PA - A not-so-warm summer? It's possible, says one long-range outlook ...

 

April 20, 2017 - A Terrifying Chart Showing How Much The Earth Has Warmed Since 1880

 

April 26, 2017 - Cool Weather in the Midwest Endangers Corn, Soybean Seedlings 

 

April 27, 2017 - Chicago, IL - Overall cooler than average temps for next week or two,

 

April 28, 2017 - Early May to be cooler than average in the Great Lakes and Northeast

 

May 2017 Temperature Outlook: Cooler in Parts of North, West

 

May, 2017 - Cold Spring May Weather 2017 - AccuWeather Forecast for KY 41076

 

May 1, 2017 - NOAA: May 2017 may bring cooler than normal temperatures, average ...

 

May 2, 2017 - Cool weather theme likely into mid-May | WTNH Connecticut News

 

May 7, 2017 - 2017 Kentucky Derby: Unseasonably cool weather ... - AccuWeather

 

May 7, 2017 - Southern California Hit by Drenching Rains, Cool Weather | California ...

 

May 18, 2017 - Oregon - Cooler-than-average temperatures statewide.

 

May 24, 2017 - they have the Great Lakes in an area of higher probability of cooler than average temperatures

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"The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, knew that Oceania had been in alliance with Eurasia as short a time as four years ago. But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated. And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. ‘Reality control’, they called it: in Newspeak, ‘doublethink’."

George Orwell, from "1984"

 

August 24, 2006 - Global warming could be causing some glaciers to grow, a new study claims.

April 17, 2012 – Global warming mystery: Why are some glaciers growing?

August 30, 2013 – New paper finds the majority of East Antarctic glaciers have advanced in size since 1990

October 1, 2013 – Swiss glaciers expanding again in climate change surprise ...

October 13, 2014 - Why Are Asia's Glaciers Mysteriously Expanding?

June 1, 2015 - Climate Model Suggests Everest Glaciers Could Nearly Disappear

 

 

 

February, 2012 - Climate Scientist Admits To Lying, Leaking Documents

Peter Gleick is not just any scientist. He got his doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley and won a MacArthur "genius" award. He is also an outspoken proponent of scientific evidence that humans are responsible for climate change.

And earlier this week, he confessed that he had lied to obtain internal documents from the Heartland Institute, a group that questions to what extent climate change is caused by humans.

“ For Peter Gleick, it's going to be a personal tragedy. For [the American Geophysical Union], it's very unfortunate. Situations like this damage our credibility. And that really hurts."

- Michael McPhaden, president, American Geophysical Union

 

 

March 24, 2012 – They are responsible for some of the government's most important policies - but staff at the Department of Energy and Climate Change are too ashamed to admit where they work. Staff morale is so low the government has spent almost $175,000 on consultants to lift staff's flagging spirits.

The findings of the report are so damning the government only released it nine months after it was first requested by the Opposition under Freedom of Information laws. "Many reported having to think about whether they would tell people where they worked because of the department's negative image," the report said.

 

 

January 28, 2013 - Draft UN climate report shows 20 years of overestimated global warming

The report -- which is not scheduled for publication until 2014 -- was leaked by someone involved in the IPCC’s review process, and is available for download online. A chart comparing the four temperature models the group has published since 1990 (shows that)...each has overstated the rise in temperature that Earth actually experienced

March, 2013: Earth Hurtling Towards Temperatures Not Seen in 11,000 Years

 

 

The 2013–14 North American cold wave was an extreme weather event extending from December 2013 to April 2014

January 6, 2014 – Climate Change Might Just Be Driving the Historic Cold Snap

 

 

National Geographic, March, 2013: “Is Shrinking Sea Ice Behind Chilly Spring?”

Sept 9, 2013 – Arctic sea ice up 60 percent in 2013

August 30, 2014 – Myth of Arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7 million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago... Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row.

 

 

 

May, 2013 – the on-going cold and wet weather is enough to push people living in France to seek exile abroad.

May, 2013 – Don't rule out a hot French summer just yet.

 

 

June, 2013 – At the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany, a delegate explained that the unusual cold weather accompanying the conference was a perfect example of how global warming is affecting our lives.

 

 

 

Spring 2013 Recap: Cool temperatures dominate the U.S.

June, 2013 – Think it’s cooler than usual in Myrtle Beach? Don’t bet on it

May, 2013 – April was 1.4 degrees below average nationwide. It was the 23rd-coolest April on record for the nation.

 

 

 

May, 2013 – US Temperatures Have Dropped Almost 3C Over The Past Year 

June 13, 2013 - This summer hasn’t just felt hot. It’s been hot. In fact, the summer of 2012-13 is now the hottest on record.

 

 

 

September 24 2013 - STARTING TODAY, POPULARSCIENCE.COM WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT COMMENTS ON NEW ARTICLES. HERE'S WHY.

Comments can be bad for science. That's why, here at PopularScience.com, we're shutting them off.

Even a fractious minority wields enough power to skew a reader's perception of a story.

A politically motivated, decades-long war on expertise has eroded the popular consensus on a wide variety of scientifically validated topics. Everything, from evolution to the origins of climate change, is mistakenly up for grabs again. Scientific certainty is just another thing for two people to "debate" on television. And because comments sections tend to be a grotesque reflection of the media culture surrounding them, the cynical work of undermining bedrock scientific doctrine is now being done beneath our own stories, within a website devoted to championing science.

 

 

 

March 6, 2014 – Return of El Nino Could Bring Rain, Heat, Misery

April 14, 2014 – If El Niño Comes This Year, It Could Be a Monster

April 30, 2014 – The data are trickling in, and with each passing day it seems more certain2014 is going to be an El Niño year, and probably a big one. “I think there’s no doubt that there’s an El Niño underway,” climate scientist Kevin Trenberth of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research recently told Wired.

May 8, 2014 – El Nino – Historic?

May 15, 2014 – El Nino's threat to major food crop yields

June 14, 2014 – El Niño is going to make your 2014 miserable

June 17, 2014 – Doubts Surface Over 2014 El Nino Development

June 23, 2014 - 2014 just might be the year when El Nino kicks in again 

June 23, 2014 – Is the El Nino Dying?

July 6, 2014 – The 2014 El Niño is looking more and more like a bust

July 6, 2014 – Peru says El Niño threat over, waters cooling and fish returning

July 10, 2014 – Nature Hits the 'Pause' Button On El Nino Development

July 11, 2014 – El Nino 2014, Climate Alarmists Disappointed

July 22, 2014 – Climate Change Clouds Future of El Niño Forecasting ...

July 30, 2014 – The Chance of El Nino Drops to 50%

August 7, 2014 – El Nino dragging its heels but still on way 

August 30, 2014 – A Change in the Wind: El Nino -- the Lazarus of 2014?

September 15, 2014 – El Niño and its impact on Winter 2014/15Pattern resembles last winter

September 17, 2014 - But while an El Niño event was expected to have begun by this time, the defining oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Pacific have not yet been established, Amis said. Nonetheless, the probability of seeing El Niño conditions by November is above 60 percent, though the event is likely to be a weak one,” said Amis, a multilateral agency which is led by the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization.

 

 

 

February 9, 2014 – Global warming 'pause' due to unusual trade winds in Pacific ocean, study finds. Study shows sharply accelerating trade winds have buried surface heat underwater, reducing heat flowing into atmosphere.

October 11, 2014 – The cold waters of Earth’s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years.

 

 

 

February 11, 2014 – Summer 2014 'likely to be hottest on record’

July 8, 2014 - Each month in 2014 has experienced below normal average temperatures.

 

 

February 17, 2014 – Nationally, it's been one of the warmest winters on record.

March 13, 2014 - NOAA - Winter 2013-2014 Among Coldest on Record

 

July 14, 2014 – Record Cool in July: 10 Cities On Track For A Cool Summer As Cold Blast Approaches

August 3, 2014 – Is It A Cool Summer? We’ve actually had an ‘average’ summer, which now feels cool considering how many hot summers have scorched the U.S. in recent years.

August 18, 2014 - Summer 2014 is the coldest in a decade.

 

May 14, 2014 – How Low Will Arctic Summer Sea Ice Go?

May 24, 2014 –NOAA: Arctic sea ice extent will be above average this summer (2014)

 

July 14, 2014 - June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded.

August 22, 2014 - Antarctic Sea Ice Has Been Above Average for 1,000 Straight Days

August 23, 2014 - 'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss alarms scientists

August 30, 2014 – Myth of Arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7 million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago... Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row. An area twice the size of Alaska - America's biggest state - was open water two years ago and is now covered in ice. This was the highest level recorded on that date since 2006, and represents an increase of 1.71 million square kilometres over the past two years – an impressive 43 per cent. Other figures from the Danish Meteorological Institute suggest that the growth has been even more dramatic. Using a different measure, the area with at least 30 per cent ice cover, these reveal a 63 per cent rise – from 2.7 million to 4.4 million square kilometres.

 

July 23, 2014 - This past June was the warmest ever recorded by scientists since record keeping began in the 19th century.

July 26, 2014 - Coolest Summer On Record in the U.S.

The frequency of 90 degree days in the US has been plummeting for 80 years, and 2014 has had the lowest frequency of 90 degree days through July 23 on record. The only other year which came close was 1992, and that was due to dust in the atmosphere from Mt Pinatubo.

 

July 31, 2014 - Climate Change: Study Predicts Wide Variation in Temperature Extremes

July 31, 2014 - Clearly, the overall trend is to extreme temperatures reducing. In other words, the area of the US experiencing unusually high or low temperatures is tending to grow smaller.

 

July 31, 2014 - Numbers released today by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center show that not only has July been abnormally cool in the USA, but so has 2014 in general. For the last 30 days, there have been 574 record highest temperatures in the USA, and 1,726 record lowest. A ratio of 3 to 1, indicating that July was very cool. But, the year so far has also been cool. So far for the USA year to date, the numbers of record lows outpace the highs two to one.

August 30, 2014 - How Hot Was Summer 2014? Despite a noticeably cool month across much of the U.S., the answer may surprise you.

 

August 27, 2014 – Long, Cool Summer

The hottest weather topic for 2014 was the lack of heat. If you had a sneaking suspicion that the 2014 growing season has been tracking cooler than normal, you’d be right. The Midwestern Regional Climate Center tracked growing degree days (GDD) from May 1 to Aug. 3. It reported "departures from normal" ranging from -30 to -100 in states such as Missouri, Illinois and Indiana and deficits of -100 to -180 in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota.

August 27, 2014 – Has this been a cool summer? Temperatures are a few degrees below average in August and were a bit below average in July. All things considered, this has been an ordinary summer in the Carolinas, with a stretch of wet and rather unpleasant weekends in late July and early August.

 

August 13, 2014 - Cool August not a trend for coming winter

Sept. 12, 2014 – “Global Warming” Advocates Plan March Amid Record Cold

November 14, 2014 - Coldest November Weather in Decades Infiltrates Wyoming to Texas From the North Pole

February 9, 2015 - Boston Buried By Snow Again as 'Absurd' Winter Drags On

 

September 3, 2014 – Cool summer doesn't invalidate climate change

September 3, 2014 – An average Summer. Then Why Did it Feel So Cool? All of you who thought we had a cooler-than-normal summer, well, that’s just perception.

 

September 3, 2014 – The Arctic Sea Ice Problem Is Actually Worse — Not Better

September 3, 2014 - Arctic Sea Ice Grows But Still Shrinking

 

August 10, 2014 – August 2014 was colder and much wetter overall than average.

September 15, 2014 - August 2014 Hottest in Recorded Weather History, NASA Says

 

August 30, 2014 – Myth of Arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7 million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago... Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row.

Feb 5, 2014 – CryoSat shows Arctic sea ice volume up 50% from last year 

September 3, 2014 - Arctic Sea Ice Grows But Still Shrinking

 

Sept. 3, 2014 – Cold year: 2014 USA temperature record lows outpace record highs nearly 2-1

Sept. 12, 2014 - Summer Chill: NOAA: 246 Low Max Records Broken or Tied

Sept. 18, 2014 – NOAA announces Summer 2014 was warmest ever on Earth

 

September 12, 2014 - Summer Chill: NOAA: 246 Low Max Records Broken or Tied

September 11, 2014 – Brutally Cold 2014-15 Winter Shaping Up For The United States

November 19, 2014 – Why Is Record Cold and Epic Snow Hitting U.S. So Early?

November 20, 2014 - 2014 is even more likely to become the warmest year on record, with record cold years a thing of the past.

December 1, 2014 - November 2014 Shattered Cold and Snow Records For Some

 

November 4, 2014 - Scientists predict global warming will end Utah’s ski industry

November 21, 2014  - (Washington) 40 inches of snow? Stevens Pass hopes to open lifts by Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014 – (California) Two feet of snow forecast for Tahoe

 

August 23, 2014 - 'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss alarms scientists

November 24, 2014 - Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice

Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than was previously thought, a new study reports.

The discovery adds to the ongoing mystery of Antarctica's expanding sea ice. According to climate models, the region's sea ice should be shrinking each year because of global warming. Instead, satellite observations show the ice is expanding, and the continent's sea ice has set new records for the past three winters

 

August 31, 2014 - Arctic sea ice increases by 43% over two years

October 1, 2014 – Walrus mass in vast numbers on Alaska beach as sea ice retreatsConcern that warming climate is responsible for gathering of about 35,000 walrus in north-west Alaska

 

September 17, 2014 – Antarctic sea ice expands to record high level

October 7, 2014 - Scientists explain why record-high Antarctic sea ice doesn't mean global warming isn't happening

 

December 12, 2014 - Media Go Into Panic On How To Spin Record Cold

December 30, 2014 - Does Global Warming Theory Predict Record Cold?

 

January 7, 2015 - As ice melts, polar bears migrate north

January 15, 2015 - Today’s NOAA  Arctic radar map shows the Arctic Ice Cap at more than 4,000,000 square miles, larger than on any December 28 in the past five years. 

 

January 14, 2015 - Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As World Average : NPR (npr.org)

December 17, 2014 – Arctic sea ice volumes in the autumn of 2014 are above the average set over the last five years and sharply up on the lows seen in 2011 and 2012, according to the latest satellite data.

 

 

 

January 15, 2015 - 2014 Was Hottest Year on Record, Surpassing 2010. Last year was the hottest in earth’s recorded history, scientists reported on Friday, underscoring scientific warnings about the risks of runaway emissions and undermining claims by climate-change contrarians that global warming had somehow stopped.

September. 3, 2014 – Cold year: 2014 USA temperature record lows outpace record highs nearly 2-1

 

January 1, 2015 – Britain set for FIVE MONTH arctic freeze as 2015 winter chill sets in. Freezing gales, snow and harsh frosts will hold out until May thanks to plunging temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean.

March 3, 2015 – Maine's lobster enigma: Record catches in warming waters ...

 

February 18, 2015 – Unprecedented California Sea Lion Strandings Linked To Warmer Pacific. The strandings of a record number of sea lion pups along the California coast this year are linked to a puzzling weather pattern that has warmed their Pacific Ocean habitat and likely impacted fish populations they rely on for food, federal scientists said on Wednesday.

February 26, 2015 - Cold Pacific Ocean is offsetting global warming. Since the end of last El Niño warming event of 1997 to 1998, the tropical Pacific Ocean has been in a relativelycool phase—strong enough to offset the warming created by greenhouse gases.

 

February 7, 2015 - The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified. 

Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.

This was only the latest of many examples of a practice long recognised by expert observers around the world – one that raises an ever larger question mark over the entire official surface-temperature record.

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Homewood has now turned his attention to the weather stations across much of the Arctic, between Canada (51 degrees W) and the heart of Siberia (87 degrees E). Again, in nearly every case, the same one-way adjustments have been made, to show warming up to 1 degree C or more higher than was indicated by the data that was actually recorded.This has surprised no one more than Traust Jonsson, who was long in charge of climate research for the Iceland met office (and with whom Homewood has been in touch). Jonsson was amazed to see how the new version completely “disappears” Iceland’s “sea ice years” around 1970, when a period of extreme cooling almost devastated his country’s economy. 

One of the first examples of these “adjustments” was exposed in 2007 by the statistician Steve McIntyre, when he discovered a paper published in 1987 by James Hansen, the scientist (later turned fanatical climate activist) who for many years ran Giss. Hansen’s original graph showed temperatures in the Arctic as having been much higher around 1940 than at any time since. But as Homewood reveals in his blog post, “Temperature adjustments transform Arctic history”, Giss has turned this upside down. Arctic temperatures from that time have been lowered so much that that they are now dwarfed by those of the past 20 years

 

February 27, 2015 – Cool Pacific Ocean Slowed Global Warming

May 11, 2014 – Pacific Ocean Warm Spots Could Be Culprit in Global Warming

 

February 10, 2015 – Consider, for instance, that sea surface temperatures off the coast of New England are flashing red, showing an extreme warm anomaly. “Sea surface temperatures off the coast of New England right now are at record levels, 11.5C (21F) warmer than normal in some locations,” says Penn State climate researcher Michael Mann.

March 22, 2015 – The Atlantic Ocean is showing signs of a possible significant long-term shift in temperatures from warm to cold. Sea surface temperatures have dropped considerably during the past eight months or so in much of the northern Atlantic Ocean

Since around 2006/2007, there has been a definitive downward trend in “monthly heat content anomaly” in the top 700 meters of the northern Atlantic Ocean (below).

 

February 17, 2015 – Nationally, it’s been one of the warmest winters on record

February 19, 2015 – Pretty much the entire eastern half of the United States is in the icebox. From the Canadian border to the Gulf Coast, temperatures are 25 to 45 degrees below normal.

 

March 2, 2015 – Antarctic sea ice did the exact opposite of what models predicted

April 17, 2015 – Volume loss from Antarctic ice shelves is accelerating

 

March 6, 2015 – El Niño has arrived. Will it help make 2015 the hottest year on record?

May 27, 2015 – NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a cooler than average summer across the Midwest including the Chicago area.

June 1, 2015 – European Summer Set to Arrive After Cooler-Than-Average May.

June 1, 2015 – with sea surface temperatures out in the North Atlantic several degrees blow average – the chance of cool weather in north-west Britain is increased.

 

March 10, 2015 - Earth entering period of fastest climate change seen in last 1,000 years. By 2020 the warming will be much more than in the last 2,000 years and rise further if current trends continue.

Europe, North America and the Arctic will feel the transition first. In the Arctic the temperature can see a 1.1 deg rise by 2040.

March 10, 2015 - Never-ending Winter: Cape Cod Freezes Over as Icebergs Wash Ashore. It’s on pace to be a record-setting winter in Massachusetts, as Boston and its surrounds have seemingly been buried since Labor Day. Now, to add insult to injury, “human-sized” icebergs are landing on the scenic shores of Cape Cod. Massive hunks of ice floating in Massachusetts Bay arrived on the beaches of Wellfleet over the weekend, in what WBX meteorologist Eric Fisher said may be a “once-in-a-generation” event.

 

March 23, 2015 – Atlantic Circulation Weaker Than In Last Thousand Years ...

March 25, 2015 – What we are seeing in the high latitudes of the North Atlantic is natural variability, predominantly associated with the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Based open observational analyses, there is no sign of a slowdown in the Gulf Stream or the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation.

Now, I am very interested in the AMO, since it strongly influences Atlantic hurricanes, Arctic sea ice, and Greenland climate.  We are already seeing a recovery of the Atlantic sector of the Arctic sea ice, and some hints of cooling in Greenland.”

 

March 28, 2015 – Unseasonable Chill Slowly Ebbs In Eastern U.S.

April 15, 2015 - 2015 Is Shaping Up to Be the Hottest Year on Record 

April 21, 2015 – Summer Temperatures Expected to be Relatively Cool in the East

May 22, 2015 – Bangor, ME - Unseasonably chilly weather ushers in freeze watches ...

 

April 2, 2015 – Cooling Europe! Temperature & Vegetation Data Show Central European Springs Starting Later. Just two years ago Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) scientist Friedrich-Wilhelm Gerstengarbe told German ZDF television that spring would be arriving earlier and earlier – because of global warming. Unfortunately this is turning out not to be the case. The opposite is in fact happening.

April 16, 2015 – 2015 Shaping Up To Be Hottest Year On Recor

 June 2, 2015 - June snow falls over Scotland's mountains 

"This is 1pm on Tuesday the 2nd of June on Aonach Mor and this is just ridiculous. Unprecedented, perhaps." 

The rescue team has also asked if anyone can remember a longer winter season.

 

April 13, 2015 – Spring sizzle as Britain to enjoy three months of warm weather

May 13, 2015 -  Britain may be in for a wet and cool summer thanks to the forecast of a “substantial” El Nino weather phenomenon in the Pacific.

June 18, 2015 – UK weather: June nights to be ‘coldest on record’ as summer takes its time

 

April 20, 2015 – Cooling in North Atlantic Defies Global Warming | oceanbites

May 23, 2015 – RealClimate: What's going on in the North Atlantic?

May 27, 2015 – North Atlantic Ocean is cooling, scientists blame melting glaciers

 

April 29, 2015 - Climate Alarmists fighting a losing battle: Nearly Half Of Young Americans Are Climate Skeptics

In fact, the age group that least agreed with the statement that global warming is a fact and caused by CO2 emissions was that of 18 to 20-year-olds. The assumption that younger US adults are more liberal when it comes to global warming does not hold up; if anything, they are even more skeptical.

–Emma Kromm, Harvard Political Review

 

 

 

May 5, 2015 - Antarctic Sea Ice Expands To New Record. According to NSIDC, a new record high has been set for April, beating last year. Ice is above average virtually all around the continent. Meanwhile, according to Bob Tisdale, Southern Ocean surface temperatures continue to plunge.

May 7, 2015 - Antarctica is melting faster than ever before — and the result will be devastating

 

May 9, 2015 - Summer Forecast: Northeast to Endure More 90-Degree Days Than in 2014; Extreme Drought to Expand in West

May 21, 2015 – And after all, meteorological summer does begin on June 1st. ... Below average temperatures are expected in the Midwest

May 23, 2015 – Below-Average Temperatures for Much of U.S. this Summer

 

May 13, 2015 - Britain may be in for a wet and cool summer thanks to the forecast of a “substantial” El Nino weather phenomenon in the Pacific.

June 8, 2015 - Brits bask in another day of summer sun... but enjoy it while it lasts as freezing temperatures, frost and thunderstorms are due to hit by the end of this week

June 18, 2015 – UK weather: June nights to be ‘coldest on record’ as summer takes its time

 

May 22, 2015 – A large part of the central and eastern United States can expect relatively cool conditions during  June, July and August, according to the temperature forecast released by The Weather Channel Professional Division on Friday.

June 15, 2015 – The latest global temperature data are breaking records ...

June 17, 2015 – United Kingdom - June is on course to be the coldest month in 24 years - with the coldest nights since records began.

 

June 3, 2015 – It's Been Really, Really Cold In Boston (But It Ends Soon).

June 18, 2015 – United Kingdom. Met Office: Chilly start to June. Will it last all summer? The first half of June has been much cooler than average.

June 19, 2015 – Scotland - June on track to be coldest summer for 40 years 

June 19, 2015 – So far, 2015 has been the hottest year since records began

 

June 5, 2015 - Decades-Long Weather Shifts Due From Atlantic Cooling

June 8, 2015 – Report: Warming water in LI Sound altering fish populations ...

 

June 23, 2015 – Natural Gas Price Falls on Cool Weather Forecasts - WSJ

June 26, 2015 - Daily weather patterns have changed in recent decades, making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heatwaves that go beyond global warming, a new U.S. study finds.

 July 1, 2015 – Ohio – Will real summer weather ever materialize this year?

Updated through page 36 June 9, 2015

 

January 5, 2017 - North Atlantic Cooling Has Plunged Below 1950s (And 1800s) Levels 

January 16, 2017 - “It’s really perplexing that you’ve got a set of federal scientists who are sampling the ocean methodically and coming up with a very different picture than the fishermen about what’s going on out in the Gulf of Maine,” Jonathan Labaree of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute said.

The type of trawl net scientists use and the boat they pull it from, which is larger than many commercial fishing vessels, do a poor job catching certain species. Pearce claimed that the surveys happen in the wrong places and that because the ocean has warmed, cod cluster in deeper water than they used to.

 

January 18, 2017 - The last time the Earth was this warm was 125,000 years ago

February 23, 2017 - 2017 Europe spring forecast: Winter to linger from UK to Poland ...Britain to FREEZE until May: UK set for COLDEST spring in YEARS as weather warnings issued. FREEZING winds, snow and sub-zero temperatures will keep Britain locked in the freezer until MAY, dire forecasts predict.

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February 8, 2017 – Casinos start 2017 in the hole

 Northwest Indiana's casinos started the year on a down note, bringing in more than 5 percent less gambling revenue in January than in the same month a year ago.

 

February 15, 2017 - Early results show gambling down at Saratoga after Rivers Casino opens. \

 

March 22, 2017 – Online Casino Gambling: Amaya Says PokerStars Revenue Down in 2016

Amaya, owner of the world’s largest poker platform, announced its fourth-quarter earnings this week. The company said that real-money online poker revenues for the quarter were $217.2 million, a decline of 5.1 percent year-over-year. Poker revenue for all of 2016 was $846.1 million, a decrease of 4.6 percent compared to 2015.

 

March 28, 2017 – Gambling revenue consistently down in Shreveport-Bossier

 

April 19, 2017 - Delaware Internet Gaming Market Struggles as March Revenue Drops

 

May 15, 2017 – U.K. - 888 shares drop amid Gambling Commission review

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It's May, 2017, and great, epochal positive changes are underway at every level of our reality. That includes steep, ongoing drops in alcohol consumption around the globe.

"Restaurant liquor sales fall for third straight year." That's a mapping data point against the three years covered by this thread.

And those positive changes are increasing in speed and magnitude:

"Beer consumption in Belgium fell again last year, the drop being more outspoken than in the years before."

In the controlled-Media accounts below, you'll see a host of local, micro-level plausible deniability excuses put forward to explain the drop. The actual reason is placed last:

"The institute of Alcohol Studies points to two main reasons for the drop. Young people have less money to spend on alcohol, due to more taxes, higher tuition, and the recession. And parents are worrying more about their children’s drinking. Other reasons include an increase in legal enforcement against underage drinking, and a backlash from young people against the previous generations drinking habit."

In propaganda terms, putting all those specious reasons up front is called "throwing chaff".

In some cases, as in the example from Belgium, no reason is put forward, at all.

Even the fact that it is happening, at all, is hard for them to admit: "Competition for alcohol sales at the bar to escalate in 2017". Wait, does that mean more brands available? Or bars competing for fewer drinkers? I'm so confused and ensheepled! And its carefully crafted so that "sales at the bar to escalate" is there in the sentence, to imprint upon your subconscious. So devious! So masterful, are they not? And the rubes will never notice.

Here's more propaganda gymnastics, doing anything to keep from saying it to you straight: "New report from Technomic and Beverage Marketing Corporation finds consumer drink occasions flat." It has something to do with their occasions, you see. It's not falling, it's flat. Tireless, ceaseless hedging, stonewalling.

And there's always the tried-and-true negative hedge after positive news, with finger-wagging: "Kiwis are downing less booze, but our drinking habits are as harmful as ever."

Do you think this sort of propaganda and spin is having any impact on the positive changes, at all? I don't. 

It even makes it easier for people like me to demonstrate things like a wholly-controlled-and-coopted Media, and that the folks in charge are lying to you about basically everything, including falling alcohol consumption.

Rejoice - their time is at an end:

"You can look at this study two ways. One, millennials are ‘boring.’ We drink less, go out less and that means we’re having less fun, right? Or two, we’re being smarter. Smarter with our money, smarter with our health and generally smarter with our wellbeing. You know the drill, alcohol is linked to over 60 illnesses and diseases, including liver disease and cancer so drinking less will always be a positive thing."

 

 

July 13, 2016 - Boo(ze)-hoo! Restaurant liquor sales fall for third straight year

 

December 6, 2016 - Competition for alcohol sales at the bar to escalate in 2017

 

December 6, 2016 - Chicago - New report from Technomic and Beverage Marketing Corporation finds consumer drink occasions flat. 

 

December 7, 2016 - Maryland alcohol tax increase linked to drop in drunk driving crashes

 

January 17, 2017 - Minnesota - Sunday liquor sales off to a fast start at Capitol

 

February 26, 2017 - U.K. - Forget the hangover, under-25's turn to mindful drinking

 

Feb 26, 2017 - New Zealand - Global Drug Survey 2017: Kiwis are downing less booze, but our drinking habits are as harmful as ever

 

March 8, 2017 - Indiana - This stated dumped its ban on Sunday alcohol sales

 

March 13, 2017 - Beer Industry Could Lose $2 Billion from Legal Marijuana - Forbes

 

March 27, 2017 - 2017 alcohol sales: No new drinkers, but more people paying for qualiity

 

April 24, 2017 - Washington - Pierce County populace smoking and drinking less, exercising more

 

May 4, 2017 – U.K. - Young people in the U.K. are binge drinking less

 The share of young people who binge drink is falling in the U.K., from 49% of drinkers aged 16 to 24 years in 2005, to 37% in 2016.

The institute of Alcohol Studies points to two main reasons for the drop. Young people have less money to spend on alcohol, due to more taxes, higher tuition, and the recession.  And parents are worrying more about their children’s drinking.

Other reasons include an increase in legal enforcement against underage drinking, and a backlash from young people against the previous generations drinking habit.

 

May 4, 2017 - U.K. - WE'RE ALL DRINKING LESS, ACCORDING TO NEW STATS

Official figures have been released from the Office for National Statistics, and according to them drinking alcohol is at the lowest level it’s ever been on record. 

According to the study, 56.9% of people aged 16 and over had a drink in the week before the interview, this has fallen from 64.2% back in 2005. 21% of us are not drinking at all, and most drinking much less than normal. So, what’s happened? Have we all decided the hangover isn’t worth it? It’s too expensive, or are we all just too concerned with our health? 

According to the statistics, men and women aged 45-64 are much more likely to binge drink than any other age group across the whole population. It found that those in managerial or professional jobs are more likely to drink five times a week or more. It seems like Baby Boomers and Generation X, the Ab Fab generation, are still living a supposedly stress free life where hungover panic attacks don’t exist. Whereas us millennials are either too poor, or too stressed to pick up a drink. 

Student Sally, 20, told me she used to take up every opportunity to go out drinking - which would sometimes be up to 4-5 times a week. Her habits changed when she experienced crippling anxiety in the following days after a night out. Binge drinking, poor sleeping habits and student life were all attributed to the way she felt, both mentally and health wise. Since she’s cut back, not only has her mood improved, but she feels content with how her weekends are spent. Rather than hungover, she’s more productive and no longer wastes days. 

You can look at this study two ways. One, millennials are ‘boring.’ We drink less, go out less and that means we’re having less fun, right? Or two, we’re being smarter. Smarter with our money, smarter with our health and generally smarter with our wellbeing. You know the drill, alcohol is linked to over 60 illnesses and diseases, including liver disease and cancer so drinking less will always be a positive thing.

 

May 12, 2017 – Belgium - Belgians drinking less beer!

Beer consumption in Belgium fell again last year, the drop being more outspoken than in the years before. On the other hand, exports of Belgian beers are booming, the Federation of Belgian Brewers announced. In Belgium, Trappist and Abbey Beers lost 5.4 percent, fruit beers such as Gueuze and Kriek 5.6 percent. The common lager saw consumption figures fall by 4.3 percent.

 

May 23, 2017 - Australia - Don't believe the hype, teens are drinking less than they used to

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