Tag Archives: United States

Local surface temperatures vary cyclically within a wide band of temperature variability

The video below illustrates what I have been arguing for several years now. Local surface temperatures vary cyclically within a wide variability band. For all practical purposes, local effects of so called “global warming” are essentially irrelevant to local surface temperatures given the wide range of temperature changes each day. Though I’ve never met him, kudos to Mr. Tony Heller for putting this video together. 

1913 – The greatest cataclysm in American history

“I knew that 1913 was bad, but I had no idea how bad it was before this evening. Record heat, floods and tornadoes wreaked devastation across the US. It would require an entire book to document it. So I am going to list a few things in no particular order. This web page has an excellent compilation.” click here

Frequency of hot days has declined in the US

“So there is no excuse for for them cherry-picking a start date of 1960 for US stations, failing to point out that the frequency of hot days has declined sharply in the US as CO2 has increased, and not mentioning that their projections of increasing hot days has no scientific basis.” click here

2019 may become the coolest year on record

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Source: Reposted from “The Deplorable Climate Science Blog” by Tony Heller (who does excellent analysis of climate data).

Groundwater quality in the glacial aquifer system, northern USA

Erickson ML, Yager RM, Kauffman LJ, Wilson JT. Drinking water quality in the glacial aquifer system, northern USA. Sci Total Environ. 2019 Aug 2;694:133735. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.133735

Groundwater supplies 50% of drinking water worldwide, but compromised water quality from anthropogenic and geogenic contaminants can limit usage of groundwater as a drinking water source. Groundwater quality in the glacial aquifer system, USA (GLAC), is presented in the context of a hydrogeologic framework that divides the study area into 17 hydrogeologic terranes. Results are reported at aquifer-system scale and regional (terrane) scale. This paper presents a quantitative assessment of groundwater quality in the GLAC using data from numerous sources for samples collected 2005-2013, compared to health-based and aesthetic (non-health) benchmarks, and evaluated with areal and population metrics. Concentrations above a benchmark are considered high. Trace elements are widespread across the study area, with an estimated 5.7 million people relying on groundwater with high concentrations of one or more trace elements; manganese and arsenic are most often at high concentration. Nitrate is found at high concentration in 4.0% of the study area, serving about 740 thousand people. Organic compounds including pesticides and volatile organic compounds are high in 2.0% of the assessed study area, with about 870 thousand people relying on groundwater with high concentrations of an organic compound. High arsenic and manganese concentrations occur primarily in the terranes with thick, stratigraphically complex, fine-grained glacial sediment, coincident with groundwater under reducing conditions (indicated by iron concentrations >100 μg/L); high nitrate is uncommon in those same terranes. When nitrate is high in thick, fine-grained, complex terranes, though, it is much more commonly associated with groundwater under more oxidizing conditions. Common geogenic trace elements occur at high concentration due to characteristic geologic and geochemical conditions. Conversely, anthropogenic nitrate and organic compounds are introduced at or near the land surface. High concentrations of nitrate or organic compounds are generally limited to areas in proximity where people live and use the chemicals.

US midwest temperatures down

“Peak temperatures in the Midwest have plummeted since the 19th century. This is the first year the Midwest did not make it up to 99 degrees, with a peak of  98 degrees on 7/21/2019 at station PALESTINE IL USC00116558.  That is down 20 degrees from the peak in 1936.” click here

Here is a real climate crisis…

“Unlike the completely imaginary climate crisis of 2019, there was a very real climate crisis on this date in 1930.” click here