newsweek
newsweek:

This winter has been a tale of two Americas: The Midwest is just beginning to thaw out from a battery of epic cold snaps, while Californians might feel that they pretty much skipped winter altogether.
In fact, new NOAA data reveal that California’s winter (December through February) was the warmest in the 119-year record, 4.4 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average.
The map above ranks every state’s winter temperature average relative to its own historical record low (in other words, relative to itself and not to other states). Low numbers indicate that the state was unusually cold; higher numbers mean it was exceptionally warm.
As you can see, the Midwest was much colder than average, while the West was hotter than average (despite a season-long kerfluffle about polar vortexes, the East Coast wasn’t exceptionally cold, after all).
As we’ve reported, there’s currently a scientific debate over whether climate change in the Arcitc is making the jet stream “drunk,” and thereby increasing the likelihood of extreme cold spells; the exact role of climate change in California’s record heat is still unclear.
MOTHER JONES: California Just Had Its Warmest Winter on Record

Can confirm. Was warm.

newsweek:

This winter has been a tale of two Americas: The Midwest is just beginning to thaw out from a battery of epic cold snaps, while Californians might feel that they pretty much skipped winter altogether.

In fact, new NOAA data reveal that California’s winter (December through February) was the warmest in the 119-year record, 4.4 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average.

The map above ranks every state’s winter temperature average relative to its own historical record low (in other words, relative to itself and not to other states). Low numbers indicate that the state was unusually cold; higher numbers mean it was exceptionally warm.

As you can see, the Midwest was much colder than average, while the West was hotter than average (despite a season-long kerfluffle about polar vortexes, the East Coast wasn’t exceptionally cold, after all).

As we’ve reported, there’s currently a scientific debate over whether climate change in the Arcitc is making the jet stream “drunk,” and thereby increasing the likelihood of extreme cold spells; the exact role of climate change in California’s record heat is still unclear.

MOTHER JONES: California Just Had Its Warmest Winter on Record

Can confirm. Was warm.

maybeineedsleep

Anonymous asked:

What are a few things you wish non-Australian people knew about Australia?

rockcandypassion answered:

I’ve been thinking about this ask for a while and here’s what I’ve come up with;

Australia is pronounced “uh-STRAY-lee-ah” rather than “AWW-stray-lee-ah”
Melbourne is pronounced “MEL-bin”, not “mel-BORN”
Brisbane is “BRIS-bin”, not “BRIS-bay-n”
Canberra is “CAN-brah”, not “can-BER-rah”

"Yeah nah" means no
"Nah yeah" means yes

"Fanny" means vagina, not butt

No-one under the age of 60 actually says “G’day mate”

Pies are full of meat

This is fairy bread and everyone should experience it’s magic at children’s birthday parties

These are thongs

These are biscuits

Male kangaroos obviously don’t have pouches because males DON’T HAVE BABIES

Kangaroos don’t just hang around people’s houses they’re wild anim- Oh wait this is my driveway;

lordofthedoodleelves:

thequeenvevo:

bbc-breaks-hearts:

THANK YOU

you people are a circus

thOSE ARE NOT THONGS AND WHAT THE FUCK IS FAIRY BREAD