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Global Cooling and the New World Order by James Delingpole
Sunday, September 26th 2010, 5:52 PM GMT
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Bilderberg. Whether you believe it’s part of a sinister conspiracy which will lead inexorably to one world government or whether you think it’s just an innocent high-level talking shop, there’s one thing that can’t be denied: it knows which way the wind is blowing. (Hat tips: Will/NoIdea/Ozboy)

At its June meeting in Sitges, Spain (unreported and held in camera, as is Bilderberg’s way), some of the world’s most powerful CEOs rubbed shoulders with notable academics and leading politicians. They included: the chairman of Fiat, the Irish Attorney General Paul Gallagher, the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Dick Perle, the Queen of the Netherlands, the editor of the Economist…. Definitely not Z-list, in other words.

Which is what makes one particular item on the group’s discussion agenda so tremendously significant. See if you can spot the one I mean

The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.
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Skiers, rejoice by Katherine Wutz
Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 10:59 AM GMT
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La Niña could mean above-average snowfall this season.

Though La Niña pushed Wood River Valley residents to the verge of Vitamin D deficiency during a cold, wet spring, this same weather system could be a boon to skiers this upcoming winter.

"There's a better-than-average chance that snowfall will be greater than last year," said Chris Hattings, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service station in Pocatello.

La Niña—Spanish for "the girl"—is a weather system that brings varied but fairly predictable effects across the county. It is associated with cooler Pacific Ocean temperatures and stronger easterly trade winds.

Hattings said the system began in June or July of this year. The above-average precipitation will likely continue as La Niña strengthens and develops, he said.

"We do expect La Niña to last though the winter," Hattings said.

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NSW experiences coldest winter in 12 years
Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 4:11 AM GMT
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NSW shivered through its coldest winter in 12 years, while daytime temperatures in August hit their lowest since 1990.

NSW experienced average daytime temperatures of 15.9C, making it the coldest winter since 1998 and the 16th nippiest winter on record.

Climatologist at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Shannon Symons says widespread rainfall also resulted in the wettest winter since 2005.

"Northern inland regions received above, to very much above average rainfall and that was mainly in July and August, and that's pretty much the case (across) NSW as well," Ms Symons told AAP today.

Inland rainfall was attributed to a La Nina event, which creates cooler than average sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

"When we have La Nina events we, not always, but usually see enhanced rainfall across eastern Australia," Ms Symons said.
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New record low temperatures set across parts of the state; other locations near record lows by Johnny Kelly
Monday, September 6th 2010, 7:36 PM GMT
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New record low temperatures were set Sunday morning in several locations as an unseasonably cool and much drier air mass settled across the state behind a cold frontal passage.

The cities of Meridian, Greenwood, Greenville and Vicksburg all set new record lows with Crystal Springs tying its record low after temperatures dropped well down into the 50s with mid and upper 40s in some locations.

New Record Lows:

-Greenwood: 50 F
-Greenville: 50 F
-Vicksburg: 49 F
-Meridian: 52 F
-Crystal Springs: 55 F (tied)
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Snowfall warning issued as La Niña moves in by Andy Ivens
Thursday, November 25th 2010, 2:34 PM GMT
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For those who have always wanted to learn to ski, this is your year.

The winter of 2010-11 promises to be colder and snowier than average in B.C., as the frosty weather pattern known as La Niña moves in for a long stay, meteorologist Chris Scott told The Province on Wednesday.

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning Wednesday night for Metro Vancouver, calling for five to 15 centimetres of the white stuff to fall by this afternoon.

“We’re expecting a much more active winter across most of southern, coastal and Interior B.C. than what we saw last winter,” said Scott, forecast operations manager at the Weather Network.

The key to the chilly forecast worldwide is the water temperature in the Pacific near the equator.

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Now the Army moves in to clear away snow in coldest December for 100 years as fuel runs out at petrol stations in Scotland and East Anglia
Thursday, December 9th 2010, 8:58 PM GMT
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Whistler Mountain opens Friday by John Colebourn
Monday, November 15th 2010, 10:52 AM GMT
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B.C.'s ski and snowboard industry has high hopes for the upcoming season.

With reports that the La Nina weather cycle will bring heavy snow throughout the winter, ski and snowboarding areas are busy getting lifts and hills ready.

At Whistler Blackcomb, plans are for the resort to open Whistler Mountain Friday, with Blackcomb following on Thursday, Nov. 25.

With some natural snow, and the temperature cold enough to blow snow, management is confident it can open about a week earlier than in past years.

"New snow and low freezing levels, along with the hard work of our mountain operations, grooming and snow-making teams, mean we can open Whistler Mountain on Friday," said Doug MacFarlane, mountain manager at Whistler Blackcomb.

"Though early-season conditions will apply, having those first few turns of the season is a great feeling and we're happy to make that happen for our guests six days earlier than planned."

Starting Monday, the resort's Snow Report will be updated daily, online or by calling 604-932-4211 in Whistler, 604-687-7507 in Vancouver or toll-free at 1-800-766-0449. Up-to-date conditions, forecasts and special deals can be found at

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ITN News: Temperatures plummet again
Monday, December 6th 2010, 6:00 PM GMT
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A detailed look at this winter's biggest players Exploring La Nina & its interplay with the NAO by Jes Junker
Sunday, November 14th 2010, 10:59 AM GMT
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Last week, I wrote about how El Nino and the negative phase North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) optimally came together to produce last winter's historic snows.

The pattern has flipped this year to a moderate-to-strong La Nina, characterized by colder than normal sea surface temperatures across the east and central Pacific (caused by stronger than normal easterly trade winds). These conditions are expected to continue through the winter - almost certainly leading to less snow than last winter in the mid-Atlantic. But how much less? It significantly depends on the phase of the NAO, a major factor in our snow potential, and a big wild card.

In our winter outlook, we walked through some of this but if you want to understand the full range of possibilities for the upcoming winter you can dig deeper. Let's take a really close look at how this moderate-to-strong La Nina may influence the evolution of this winter's weather while factoring in the curve balls the NAO might throw...

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Frozen Britain grinds to a halt as 57% of commuters arrive late for work... and police advise them to head home early
Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 3:31 PM GMT
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#Motorists told not to drive in Kent, Sussex, Nottinghamshire, S.Yorks
#Eight inches of snow forecast tonight for London and South East
#Gatwick and Edinburgh airports closed until 6am tomorrow
#Shops running out of basics as lorries struggle to deliver
#Passengers stranded overnight on freezing trains in South East
#Woman dies after falling into freezing lake in West Yorkshire

More than half of Britain arrived late for work today after heavy snow and ice caused widespread travel chaos.

But those who did manage to make it in on time were today being urged by police to leave early to avoid a repeat of last night's nightmare journey home.

It comes as up to eight inches of snow was forecast for parts of London and the South East tonight - with anyone who doesn't have to travel being warned to stay at home.

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