NASA squelches comet Elenin fears

NASA got tired of answering doomsday questions, so issued a statement and FAQs to deal with the nonsense. Comet Elenin Poses No Threat to Earth Often, comets are portrayed as harbingers of gloom and doom in movies and on television, but most pose no threat to Earth. Comet Elenin, the latest comet to visit our…

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Still no polar ice tipping points ahead

We covered this earlier, but this is a new press release on the subject today. From the University of Washington via Eurekalert Model shows polar ice caps can recover from warmer climate-induced melting A growing body of recent research indicates that, in Earth’s warming climate, there is no “tipping point,” or threshold warm temperature, beyond…

NOAA’s Weather Ready Nation

This press release from NOAA came in an email today. I’m not too impressed by the “2011 Ties Record for Billion Dollar Disasters” statement because as inflation and property values rise, so will monetary estimates for “most expensive disaster year”. It is a given, yet alarmists who have no sense of history and economics will…

ARCUS Sea Ice August forecast online

The August SEARCH forecast is now online, a little late this month. As before, I’ll make the poll for WUWT readers available at the end of the month for the final forecast. Personally I think the last WUWT reader poll results ran a bit high, but we didn’t submit the highest forecasts by any measure.…

NIST – more GHG measurement needed

From the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Greenhouse gases: The measurement challenge The continuing increase in the level of carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse gases” in the Earth’s atmosphere has been identified as a cause for serious concern because it may radically accelerate changes in the Earth’s climate. Developing an effective strategy for…