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  • February Update
    February 2015 starts out with record cold and snow
    The month of February is half over, and so far Grand Rapids has experienced record cold temperatures and even record snowfall. The month started with record snowfall. So far this month Grand Rapids observed 14.9 inches which is 6.0 inches above...
  • Green Gone Wrong
    Greening investments doesn't pay
    The pernicious, partisan and often myopic eco-activists’ cries to green every private, government and commercial human act are not always prudent investment decisions. In 2005, the Wall Street Journal estimated that U.S. government...
  • January Review
    January 2015 weather review for Grand Rapids
    January 2015 will be remembered for the record cold temperatures.The average low temperature for Grand Rapids was 14.55° which is 3.54° below average. The high temperatures were also colder than normal. The average high was 27.84°...
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    Senate Votes that Climate Change Is Real
    Last week, the Republican controlled Senate voted, 98-1, in favor of an amendment stating that "climate change is real and not a hoax.”But Senate Republicans refused to go on the record about what is causing global warming. The only...
  • February
    February 2015 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    February typically pulls West Michigan out of the cold and snowy month of January and toward a warmer and drier month. February is the driest month of the year with only 1.79” of liquid precipitation. The average snowfall decreases, as...
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    Climate change scientists predicted monster storms like Storm Juno
    Climate scientists don’t call Storm Juno a "once-in-a-century" blizzard. They call it totally predictable.For years, climate scientists have been saying that Nor’easters, such as Storm Juno, will become more powerful, and...
  • SOTU 2015
    SOTU 2015, Not all talking points were good news for the climate
    The good news about the 2015 State of the Union Address (SOTU) is that President Obama agrees we need to fight climate change, create a fair economy, and ensure that every person has the right to vote. He even went as far as calling out climate...
  • ECOPOLITICS
    Climate over terrorism ?
    Consistently over the last decade and recently, Democrat leaders such as Clintons Bill and Hillary, Al Gore, Pres. Obama, Biden, their progressive cabinet and their Democrat caucuses have broadly proclaimed that global warming and climate control...
  • Big Oil money
    Big Oil using money to control our Congress, sign petition
    “As the new Congress begins its work, we need to send them a message about the social spending we need and the corporate handouts we don’t,” says Lukas Ross, Climate and Energy Campaigner for Friends of the Earth.He makes a good...
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    2014’s most important developments in climate change
    According to a report on theweek.com these are the five most important developments affecting climate change in 2014.#1China sets a goal to reduce emissionsChina, which generates more greenhouse gas emissions than any other country, announced in...
  • NASA Geoengineering UAV
    Geoengineering: The Climate Cult of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
    Normally, I try to stay away from "prophetic" warnings of doom-and-gloom. I consider them to be nothing more than an end-times cult waiting to happen.Even in the Biblical sense, we must consider that the guy mentioned in Genesis chapter...
  • December Update
    December 2014 starts out warm, dry and sunny
    The month of December is half over, and so far Grand Rapids has been warm, dry and sunny. This is a far cry from the November record snowfall and extreme cold. So far, the average low temperature is 26.53° which is 0.77° above average. The...
  • November Review
    November 2014 record snow and cold for Grand Rapids
    November 2014 will be remembered for record snow and cold. While the month started out like a typical November, everything changed during the middle of the month as a blast of arctic air plunged into the Great Lakes. This cold air and strong wind...
  • December
    December 2014 weather preview for Grand Rapids
    December is the month when winter typically kicks into high gear for West Michigan. The Winter Solstice is on December 21st at 6:11 PM. This is when we have the least amount of potential daylight; only 9 hours of sunshine are possible. I say ...
  • Western climate view
    Western climate view
    The mild arid climate of New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California coupled with the picturesque terrain invite an escape from winter's chill. The prickling tumbleweed rolls gently towards the mountains in the fine brown sand. The glare of...