Cory McCloskey with FOX 10 Phoenix managed to keep his cool on-air after the station's weather map malfunctioned and started displaying temperatures of over 2,000 degrees in some local cities.
McCloskey also managed to keep the crew giggling throughout the forecast-turned-emergency PSA, which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP...
NASA Astronaut Terry Virts, currently aboard the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 42 crew, shot some incredible images of the U.S. east coast last night including a time-lapse video from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the winter storm that wreaked havoc on New England over the past few days.
Check out the time lapse that goes up the entire east coast (might take a second to load), AFTER THE JUMP...
The Bilzzard of 2015 provided a plethora of ways for cable news people to humiliate themselves on camera and king curator Jon Stewart last night took a look at how the NYC forecast was not only a huge FAIL for politicians but for reporters like Chris Hayes and Don Lemon, who chose to do their coverage from behind the wheel of an SUV/"Blizzardmobile".
Watch the hilarity, AFTER THE JUMP...
In 1947 members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’s Science and Security Board introduced the concept of the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic representation of the world’s proximity to a global catastrophe.
Since its inception the meaning of the clock’s countdown has been further expanded to include the imminent threat posed by climate change, and it’s that same threat that recently prompted the Bulletin to update the clock’s reading ahead two minutes to 23:57 (three minutes to midnight.)
"In 2015, unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity," the Bulletin’s statement on the update explains. "World leaders have failed to act with the speed or on the scale required to protect citizens from potential catastrophe. These failures of political leadership endanger every person on Earth."
Historically the Clock’s reading has shifted back and forth in response to the behavior of the world’s various superpowers. The Clock has read 23:57 twice before (1949 and 1984), both times following the escalation of nuclear arms by a particular international actor. Climate change was added to the Clock’s list of influential factors in 2007 and was related to both of its most recent adjustments in 2010 and 2012. The clock has only once read 23:58 (two minutues to midnight) once back in 1953 during the U.S. and Soviet Union tests of thermoculear devices during the Cold War.
"We call upon world leaders to take coordinated and rapid action to drastically reduce global emissions of heat-trapping gases, especially carbon dioxide," said Richard Somerville, a member of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board. "We also urge the citizens of the world to demand action from their leaders. This threat looms over all of humanity. We all need to respond now, while there is still time."
Check out this footage of a driver's incredibly narrow miss as wind storms battered a small country highway in Victoria, Australia late last month. Be sure to also take note of the cars on the other side of the road and how close they come to disaster too.
And if you listen carefully, you can even hear what might possibly be the car's passenger casually telling the driver to "stop" just before the trees topple. I can think of a few other four letter words that I might have shouted out in that situation though.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...