Monday, May 30, 2011

Climate Scam Finally Over? Kyoto Protocol's demise is official

A Greenpeace placard asks "What about Kyoto?" Its funny. We would have thought they knew of its demise.  Its now official - Russia, Japan and Canada told the G8 they would not join a second round of carbon cuts under the Kyoto Protocol at United Nations talks this year.  US President Barack Obama, at Thursday night's G8 dinner, also confirmed Washington would not join an updated Kyoto. Meanwhile, the European Union is unlikely to propose a deepening of the bloc’s greenhouse-gas reduction target before the next global climate summit, due to start in November, Polish Environment Minister Andrzej Kraszewski was quoted by the media as saying. The Greenpeace reaction then turned to anger and frustration by accusing world leaders of "gambling with our future".

S.Tip Tamilnadu - Kanyakumari district is experiencing a Mild day with good cloud formations .. Monsoon is here but Rains has not picked up
RT @TNPrash: Chennai is freaking freaking freaking hot >> Today also touched 40 deg C and Now having signs of T.showers over S-W suburbs
Monsoon - forecast says rain in two days, Kerala gets it in three hours ...
Chennai - T.shower chance for W,S-W and N-W suburbs are increased to 60% now 4:30pm.. all available T.cells are more than 40 km away!
Chennai - At last T.cells can be seen over W,S-W,N-W of Chennai ... nearest cell over W-N-W at 50 km...
Busier weather may unfold over monsoon-hit area (kerala, Andaman, S. Tamilnadu) ...
RT @akshaydeoras: Temp 45C reached in Nagpur just now! Hopefully some clouding in late afternoon shall drop temp.It can rise the heat index

Busier weather may unfold over monsoon-hit area

With a strong onset of monsoon having established over Kerala and the Bay of Bengal, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of even busier weather unfolding over most of the impacted areas.
A weather warning issued on Monday morning said that isolated heavy rainfall would be unleashed over Lakshadweep and Kerala until Wednesday.
A warning issued for the same period for east and northeast India where the pre-monsoon is still playing out said that isolated thunder squalls would break out over the Northeastern states, West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Orissa.
And to complete the picture, yet another of a westerly disturbances entering northwest India from across the border could spark isolated dust storms or thunderstorms over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh.

Along with this, some hostile heating of the land could also be on view over Pakistan and adjoining northwest India, helping set the north-south pressure gradient for the monsoon current to glide on.
As expected, southeast Arabian Sea has tossed up an upper air cyclonic circulation off Kerala coast, the IMD said. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting sees the system anchoring the monsoon flows and helping the cause of the progress of rains along the coast to the north.
The system could descend into lower heights and set up a low-pressure area off coastal Karnataka where the ocean water temperatures are well above 30 degree Celsius. In comparison, the seas off Kerala to just south are cooler.

But an anti-cyclone let loose by the intervening westerly system could scare away the ‘low’ from approaching India coast, and the southeasterlies associated with the anti-cyclone could drive the same
out into central Arabian Sea.
Still international models indicate the monsoon system conducting itself well during the onset phase. The International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University is vouching for a sustained strong band of convection holding itself up across southeast Arabian Sea and into Bay of Bengal from southwest to northeast.

Satellite picture early on Monday showed convective (rain-bearing) clouds rising over parts of east Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, south Maharashtra, coastal Karnataka, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Lakshadweep, east-central and southeast Bay of Bengal, south Andaman Sea and central and southeast Arabian Sea.
A short-term forecast said that the western disturbance could bring with it isolated rain or thundershowers over western Himalayas and adjoining plains of northwest India until Wednesday and increase thereafter.

An extended outlook valid until Saturday spoke about the possibility of widespread rain or thundershowers over extreme south peninsula, Lakshadweep and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over the Northeastern States and adjoining east India. Fairly widespread rain or thundershowers accompanied with isolated thunder squalls would occur over northwest India
Chennai - Touched a max of 39.9 C (12:13pm)
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 11.10am, Yestday burning 41-28C. Now it's dry, clear sky, hot & windy.
Heavy and widespread monsoon showers will start over S. Kerala and S.Tip Tamilnadu from evening of 31-May.. at present showers are scattered
IMD declares Monsoon over S. Kerala but the current is still weak and it'll take another 24 hrs to strengthen..
RT @srini_venkat: Much awaited southwest monsoon sets in over Kerala, 3 days before normal -
Northern limit of  monsoon passes through 11  N / 60 E, 11  N / 70 E, Aminidivi, Kozhikode, Kodaikanal.
RT @Shrenit10: @weatherofindia IMD have announced arrival of monsoon in some parts of kerala.
IMD :: Southwest monsoon has set in over most parts of S. Arabian Sea, Kerala, some parts of Tamilnadu , S. Bay of Bengal and S. Andaman Sea