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Does this video show a sonic boom through a sun dog?

This YouTube video purports to be of a rocket launch from the Kennedy Space Center in 2010. It shows a rocket reaching the speed of sound, and creating a sonic boom at the same time as the rocket ...
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Does each doubling of CO2 cause a 2-4°C increase?

Professor Henrik Svensmark argues that cosmic rays have a strong influence on cloud formation and hence climate change. In 2016 he predicted global warming was over. He was recently the lead author of ...
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Do snowballs snowball?

"Snowball" as a verb, means to increase rapidly in size - a reference to the Snowball Effect: The common analogy is with the rolling of a snowball down a snow-covered hillside. As it rolls the ball ...
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Does this video show a very localised rain shower falling on one spot?

This video has been doing the rounds* for the past couple of weeks, claiming it's a very local rain shower. I find it hard to believe. A broken water mains or a geyser seems more likely. But the ...
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Is assuming that tomorrow's weather will be the same as today a good model?

I heard people say that assuming tomorrow's weather will be the same as today's is as good as, or better, than meteorological models. This book says people assume is the best way This site claims ...
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Did a dust storm in Saudi Arabia cause it to “rain” money?

The report Video: Storm in Saudi Arabia (or Dubai) causes money to rain. Emirates 24|7 News, February 24, 2015 claims that a recent dust storm in Saudi Arabia contained, briefly, bank notes flying ...
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Has anthropogenic climate change been disproven? [duplicate]

Some scientists attribute non-terrestrial causes for climate change. Are they correct? For example, this scientist attributes current weather extremes to solar activity, moon orbit cycles and ...
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Do cyclones or hurricanes form near the equator?

I'm a pretty intelligent guy (I like to think) and I work with a pretty intelligent guy. Today, I said cyclones can't form close to the equator, thinking cyclones need the Coriolis effect. He was ...
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Did the ocean freeze suddenly, trapping fish?

I've seen a few news stories about the ocean freezing in a "instant" and trapping fish, like this Gizmodo Australia one. Norwegian public radio (Google-translated) reports on the instant dead of ...
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Do lakes and seaside areas have less snow? Why?

A friend claimed that areas near lakes or the sea have less snow, a theory she heard on a visit to Lancaster, England, which is near the Lake District as well as the Irish Sea and so would feel the ...
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Do cows lie down before rain or thunderstorms?

Example of the claim: Users on the Snopes forums I've been told that if you see cows lying down in the field, that means it's going to rain. [...] Pretty much "common knowledge" among the PA ...
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Does Gilbraltar affect the weather in its climatological/meteorological neighbourhood?

When I was in Gilbraltar a few years ago, several locals of both Spain and Gibraltar commented on the fact that the peninsula has a weather system distinct from the areas around it, and that the ...
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Does climate change mean that weather becomes more variable in addition to being warmer?

In public media the notion that climate change is more than global warming gets repeated frequently. Are there strong predictions that show that the climate becomes more irregular? Would we expect ...
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Are there no two snow crystals alike?

I remember vividly that when i still was young, I'd examine the snow as it dropped on my winter cloths. Every time I was amazed by the nice textures I discovered. Now many years later, I'm wondering ...
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Is the coldest part of the day an hour after the sun comes up?

Popular lore states that generally the lowest temperature of any given day occurs an hour after sunrise, because it takes some time for the heat from the Sun to reach Earth. But, it only takes about ...
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Do contrails last long enough to explain chemtrails?

I often hear the claim that "chemtrails" have to exist, because normal contrails don't linger very long. Is there a definitive scientific explanation for why normal contrails sometimes do, in fact ...