Monday, February 23, 2015

A Note About our (Eastern U.S.) Extreme Winters and Summers

    Since we're now dealing with ANOTHER Arctic Outbreak, I keep hearing "Where's Global Warming?" 
 Well, it's the reason we're having them.
  WHY?  Climate change (a warmer world) creates these Arctic outbreaks. A warmer climate causes extremes in the jet stream.
  HOW? This Winter, the Jet Stream over the Eastern Pacific has been pushed far north, so east of it, is a large dip in the stream, which has allowed Arctic and even Siberian air spill down over the eastern 2/3rds of the U.S. Conversely, 1/3rd of the country- the Western U.S. has had record high temperatures throughout February. -  WHAT ABOUT SIBERIA? In addition, the Siberian air (that was over Siberia) has come over the "north pole" to the U.S. and Siberia and Russia have been experiencing yet another warmer than normal summer - (as happened with the winter olympics when there wasn't enough snow to sled).
  RESEARCH FROM NASA: Cold Snaps Plus Global Warming Do Add Up
SOURCE: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/coldweather-2009.html

 I just wish they'd warm here and cool on the western U.S. to help with their snowpack needs!!

In general, the overall world temperatures when averaged continue to warm
 NASA and NOAA have analyzed the data independently of one another and yet have arrived at the same conclusion: 2014 is the warmest year on record since 1880. This is the 38th consecutive year with above average surface temperatures. The dataset has been released by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. RESEARCH: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/january/nasa-determines-2014-warmest-year-in-modern-record/index.html#.VLlQZIrF9M4 
VIDEO: http://youtu.be/-ilg75uJZZU


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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next