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Will the Paris climate conference save us from the dastardly Chinook wind?

Leonardo DiCaprio was filming in Calgary in January of this year when a Chinook wind came up. It terrified him. “We would come and there would be eight feet of snow, and then all of a sudden a warm gust of wind would come.” “…it was scary. 359 more words

Whimsy

Relief supplies in Chennai being held up by AIADMK party workers for publicity stickers

The rains in Madras (Chennai) have been the heaviest in 100 years. Which only proves that the climate is only doing what it has done before. 517 more words

Behaviour

The solar eclipse

A solar eclipse  occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. This can happen only at new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction, in an alignment referred to as SYZYGY. 126 more words

Culture

Recent Paintings

I have recently been doing some small paintings in water-colour, They are about 18-20 x 15cm. Some I will donate to a charity drive that the art circles in Hermanus are currently hosting. 69 more words

Natural Phenomena

Strange deaths: Cruel coincidences, dying of fright & bizarre suicide pacts

In October 1987, a forestry worker spraying blackberries at a popular camping spot outside Canberra makes a gruesome discovery inside a panel van that appears to have run off the road and down an embankment. 1,343 more words

Natural Phenomena

Weird weather: Dead bullock in a tree, frozen goannas & jellyfish rain

In June this year, a rare hail storm hit the outback town of Alice Springs in central Australia. The iconic red, dusty landscape of the Alice was turned a frosty white while drivers were forced to contend with roads covered in a slippery, icy slush. 1,617 more words

Natural Phenomena

Hurricane Patricia - 200 became 165, potentially catastrophic became no significant damage - why the hype?

It was the strongest storm ever recorded. It was the most dangerous storm in history. Such strong winds had never been recorded before. It was going to cause catastrophic damage. 363 more words

Alarmism