Australian heatwaves are nothing new

Guest essay by Viv Forbes No doubt we will hear how the current heatwaves in Australia are “unprecedented” and evidence of dangerous man-made global warming. They are neither “global” nor “unprecedented”. In the great heatwave of 1896, with nearly 200 deaths, the temperature at Bourke did not fall below 45.6 degC for six weeks, and…

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The Iditarod on 12,000 calories a day

Extreme cold in Alaska makes the race even more challenging – and dangerous Guest essay by Paul Driessen This winter’s record Midwestern freeze made any outdoor activity a real challenge. It also made us appreciate modern housing, heating, transportation and hydrocarbons – and what our frontline troops have endured in the Aleutians, Korea and Afghanistan.…

No Clue Haiku – Temp Rise Past Due

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein. Oceanographer Gregory Johnson, Lead Author of the IPCC AR5 chapter on marine measurements, has summarized the entire 2,200 pages in 19 nicely illustrated haiku. Haiku is an artful Japanese writing form with a 5-7-5 cadence. Here is one example that stood out for me. But IPCC Climate Models seem to get…