There’s no business like snow business – Weather Channel to start naming winter storms

From their press release The Weather Channel announced today its new naming system for winter storms, making it the first national organization in North America to proactively name winter storms. In time for the start of the winter season, naming storms makes communications and information sharing  easier, enabling consumers to better understand forecasts that could…

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The ‘correlation is not causation’ hockey stick

http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=correlation+is+not+causation&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=0&smoothing=3 Mike Lorrey writes- PAY ATTENTION CLIMATE ALARMISTS: “The phrase ‘correlation does not imply causation’ goes back to 1880 (according to Google Books). However, use of the phrase took off in the 1990s and 2000s, and is becoming a quick way to short-circuit certain kinds of arguments.

Mutiny of the bounties – Heartland responds to ridiculous Truthmarket campaign

This is even more ridiculous than Stephan Lewandowsky’s “moon landing conspiracy theory paper” and Skeptical Science’s sekrit “crusher crew” kids klub managed by John Cook. I suppose the people pushing these things just have no idea what clowns they look like trying these campaigns to discredit climate skepticism, otherwise we wouldn’t see these constant substitutions…

A new paper showing how UHI and energy consumption are linked to long-term temperature change in China

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. highlighted this major new paper in JGR yesterday, I consider it important as it relates to the works I’m doing on station siting. The key points of the paper are supportive of what I’ve  been saying for years, and show a significant effect on temperature trends, just as we’ve noted in…