New video from Bob Tisdale explains The Impact of Manmade Global Warming on a Blizzard Called Nemo and on Hurricane Sandy

Guest post by Bob Tisdale The following video is an examination and discussion of the sea surface temperature data associated with the recent blizzard called Nemo, and with hurricane Sandy. There’s nothing unusual about those temperatures, and there’s no evidence of manmade global warming in that data. There is also a very brief discussion at…

Sandy and the presidential election

From Fox News, a surprising metric from exit polls. They write: Many analysts felt that the arrival of Hurricane Sandy gave the president a boost last week by allowing him to display leadership in front of the American people, as well as taking away valuable campaigning days from Gov. Romney.

An Inconvenient Truth: Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies along Sandy’s Track Haven’t Warmed in 70+ Years

Guest post by Bob Tisdale I was visiting family in the Northeast U.S. when Sandy came ashore, so I was without power for most of last week. Since my return home, I’ve been catching up with all of the nonsense surrounding Hurricane/Extratropical Storm/Hybrid Storm Sandy. There have been hundreds of articles and blog posts that…

Did Global Warming Reduce the Impacts of Sandy?

Guest post by Chip Knappenberger (above graphic by Anthony) The press has been quick to jump on the idea that post-tropical cyclone Sandy (it was not a hurricane at landfall) was worsened by anthropogenic global warming and that “superstorms” are here to stay. But I must ask the impertinent question: could anthropogenic global warming actually…

Insurance Industry…No Consensus on Sandy?

The insurance industry does not agree that Sandy was evidence of climate change. Story submitted by Robert Bissett I happened to be listening to NPR this morning through my pillow speaker. I was only half awake. Even so, the first balanced reporting about anything to do with climate change on NPR made an impression. Uncharacteristic,…

The hybridization of hurricane Sandy

by Bob Henson, NCAR News with contributions from Dr. Ryan Maue Every so often, a quiet corner of research suddenly grabs the spotlight. Such was the case this week when a Category 1 Atlantic hurricane morphed into Superstorm Sandy (note- it wasn’t a hurricane when it made landfall, it was an extratropical cyclone – Anthony),…

A Reply to Hurricane Sandy Alarmists

A suggestion the Great Gale of 1821 was worse than Hurricane Sandy, and Alarmists are wrong to suggest otherwise. Guest post by Caleb Shaw While I am often humbled, when it comes to predicting the weather, I did correctly predict the fact that, when the inevitable happened, and a hurricane did clobber the East Coast,…

Tropical Storm Sandy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As at 2 PM Pacific time, here’s the current position of Sandy and the projected path. SOURCE: National Data Buoy Center I had said a couple of days ago, when Sandy was a hurricane, that it would not be a hurricane when it hit the coast. How did that go?

Latest super high resolution image of Hurricane Sandy

UPDATE: 7:40PM EST  …SANDY BECOMES POST-TROPICAL… …CENTER EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO… Updated graphic from NHC: As I mentioned yesterday, GOES-14 has been brought back into service to image Hurricane Sandy, and the image below will be updated though the day as Sandy approaches the coast. UPDATED: The latest bulletin…

NOAA and FEMA gearing up for Sandy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATED: Media Briefing: FEMA & NOAA to discuss preparations for Hurricane Sandy and potential storm impacts Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and NOAA’s National Weather Service are actively tracking Hurricane Sandy as it continues moving northward over the eastern Atlantic. It is predicted to curve back toward land early next week. This…

Let’s hope this forecast for Hurricane Sandy is wrong

This model run (ECMWF) has Hurricane Sandy making a near bulls-eye on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with some impact on Norfolk, Washington, and Baltimore. It has some (but not all) of the components of the devastating 1954 Hurricane Hazel, which has a few folks worried. The good news is that the National Hurricane…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #214

The Week That Was: 2016-01-30 (January 30, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) IPCC v. Nature: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the self-proclaimed body of experts on climate change. As previously…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #213

The Week That Was: 2016-01-23 (January 23, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Robert M. Carter, RIP: A splendid fellow and a great friend of scientific integrity passed this week. He inspired and encouraged many scientists to question the unsubstantiated claims that atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, mainly carbon…

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Seth Borenstein: “Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997”

Guest post by David Middleton WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world’s oceans instead of the ground. And they’ve…

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The Eighth First Climate Refugees

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve written before about the crazy claims of “climate refugees”, there’s a list of posts in the notes below. When I set out to write about bogus climate claims, I find myself in what I call a “target-rich environment”. Crazy ideas on the subject are not hard to find. One of…

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Avoid Red Lipstick: the Latest tip for Saving the Planet

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Forbes tells us that the latest hot tip for saving the planet from climate change and unsustainable resource usage is to avoid red lipstick. According to Forbes; Want To Combat Climate Change? Give Up Red Lipstick, Drink Local, and Fly Direct (No Problem!) As a climate change advisor at the…

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Leading questions on the Paris climate treaty

We should lead from behind – instead of with brains in our behinds – on this new Treaty of Paris Guest essay by Paul Driessen What an unpalatable irony. The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War and created the United States. The 2015 Treaty of Paris could end what’s left of our democratic…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #203

The Week That Was: 2015-10-31 (October 31, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Model Logic: Some readers of TWTW have commented that their colleagues dismiss the objections raised by TWTW, and others, to the global climate models, and…

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Fact Checking Mark Carney’s Catastrophic Climate Claims

Guest essay by Steve Kopits Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, touched off a firestorm of criticism by claiming that catastrophic climate events are in store.  In a speech given to the insurers group, Lloyds, Mr. Carney stated that “the catastrophic impacts of climate change will be felt beyond the traditional horizons of…

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Satellite image shows South Carolina’s ‘Once-in-a-Thousand-Years Flood’ was due to a ‘complex meteorological event’

From the “more facts against the Mann” department. While claims of climate change swirl about from the usual doomsayers, such as this one from Time Magazine: Climate change is making rare weather events less rare At least nine people have died in flooding across South Carolina that has left city streets submerged in water, destroyed homes…

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Ten years after Katrina: let’s learn from those predictions of more & bigger hurricanes

Guest essay by Larry Kummer. Editor, Fabius Maximus Summary — Most 10-year anniversary articles about Katrina omit one chapter of that sad story: its exploitation by climate activists. They predicted more and stronger hurricanes. Let’s grade them. Every time activists falsely cry “wolf” we become weaker, less able to prepare for real threats. Remembering is…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #189

The Week That Was: 2015-07-25 (July 25, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Limiting Power of the EPA? On his web site, 35-plus year veteran of the EPA Alan Carlin and author of Environmentalism Gone Mad,…

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Is NASA praying for a major U.S. Hurricane?

From NASA Goddard, video follows. It seems that when you don’t delve into the meteorological factors, “luck” seems to be the only explanation. In discussing this paper with hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue he tells me: …only looking at last 30-years is too short of time period to extrapolate anything about previous or next 30-years…

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NYT Claim: Obama’s catastrophic climate denial

Bill McKibben, writing for The New York Times has published an attack on President Obama, accusing him of “climate denial”. According to McKibben; MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — THE Obama administration’s decision to give Shell Oil the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic shows why we may never win the fight against climate change. Even in this…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #171

The Week That Was: 2015-03-07 (March 7, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Assertions and Creditable Evidence: This week, the movie, Merchants of Doubt, was released, which claims that certain scientists were in the pay…

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Newspaper: U.N. IPCC chair Rajenda Pachauri faces sexual harassment charges – story then disappears from website

From the this sounds familiar department…comes this hot, steamy, but not climatic turn of events, along with the near immediate disappearance of the story down the memory hole. Via Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. on the front page of India’s The Economic Times comes word of the charges: TERI director-general RK Pachauri faces harassment charges by…