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Massive Nor’easter bigger than Hurricane Sandy expected to bring winds, snow, cold blast to Northeast for late March

UPDATE: 114 mph wind gusts reported. See below. March came in like a lion, and it looks like the lion isn’t leaving, but you can’t blame the “polar vortex” this time. As a massive winter storm at sea known as … Continue reading

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From the Scientific Urban Legend Department: ‘AGW Sea Level Rise Made Sandy More Destructive’

Guest essay by Kip Hansen, St Thomas, USVI The Claim: Even if research shows that Hurricane Sandy was not “caused” by Global Warming, it is certain that sea level rise caused by anthropogenic global warming increased the resultant destruction from … Continue reading

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Superstorm Sandy’s seismic action – a whole lotta normal

From the University of Utah a press release with a shaky basis, since all hurricanes create some micro-seismicity. But, our friends will likely try to make something of it. Superstorm Sandy shook the US ‘Standing waves’ in Atlantic caused seismicity … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Doha delegation using hurricane Sandy as a call to action

(via CFACT) The latest round of climate talks began this week in Doha, Qatar in the usual fashion – namely, with alarmist claims that the world is being imperiled by manmade global warming and it’s time for “action.” Naturally, the … Continue reading

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More WUWT.TV video segments – Joe D’Aleo on Hurricane Sandy and extreme weather

I continue with uploading videos from the 24 hour WUWT.TV Gore-a-thon on November 14-15th seen live here on WUWT. This post contains two segments, one that was seen during the live session on Hurricane Sandy, and one that was a … Continue reading

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An update to US Hurricane Intensity 1900-2012 – no recent trend with hurricane Sandy

While there is still lots of caterwauling about Hurricane Sandy and climate, it is telling that this new update shows that the last five years record the lowest period of landfalling hurricane intensity of any five-year period dating all the … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel FAIL – Sandy was not a ‘megastorm’

The hype meter at the Discovery Channel has pegged at full McKibben. See this:

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Inverse hockey stick – Hurricane Sandy cools the ocean

The Impact of Sandy on Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Along Its Track Guest post by Bob Tisdale We’ve established in recent posts that, based on linear trends, the sea surface temperature anomalies along Sandy’s storm track haven’t risen in 70+ years … Continue reading

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U.N. leader: Sandy a lesson in climate change

From CBS/AP “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says one of the lessons from Superstorm Sandy is the need for global action to deal with future climate shocks. A new round of global climate talks starts in Doha, Qatar on Nov. … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben’s ‘Tabloid Climatology’ claims about Sandy are easily debunked

McKibben must have set some sort of record for the number of absolute lies in a single paragraph in this LA Times story: It’s time for fossil fuel companies to do the right thing – latimes.com Sandy was off-the-charts terrible, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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- … Continue reading

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Next time somebody tries to tell you hurricane Sandy was an “unprecedented” East Coast hurricane, show them this

All one need to do to explode the memes that paid political activists Bill McKibben and Brad Johnson are pushing is to look at a history book. In this case, WeatherBELL’s Joe Bastardi points us to NOAA’s National Hurricane Center … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy’s ‘Unprecedented’ Storm Surge

Guest post by David Middleton Funny thing… Hurricane Sandy’s unprecedented storm surge was likely surpassed in the New England hurricanes of 1635 and 1638. From 1635 through 1954, New England was hit by at least five hurricanes producing greater than … Continue reading

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Pielke Jr. on Hurricane Sandy – ‘not the new normal’

Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr. has authored an excellent essay in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal that put the kibosh on the “new normal” meme seen here . As Pielke clearly shows, hurricanes like Sandy are not the “new normal” and the data tells … Continue reading

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Spooky: A nighttime view of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall

You’ve seen those photographs from space of the Earth at night with cities lit up like Christmas trees. Imagine that scene with a hurricane added.

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Reality check: Who believes Hurricane Sandy was/was not caused by global warming?

This list of who’s who is instructive to review. It says a lot about credibility of the “Sandy was caused by global warming” argument being pushed by activists and media. Compare who’s pushing the agenda versus who isn’t buying into … Continue reading

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Poll: Was Hurricane Sandy Caused by Global Warming?

US News and World Report is running a poll on whether or not Hurricane Sandy was caused by global warming.  Here is the poll results currently:

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy is making the turn towards the North

Below, you’ll find the latest update from NHC (as of this writing plus an animation from Dr. Ryan Maue that shows the details of the projected path and the meteorological variables as Sandy progresses.

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Stunning super high res image of Hurricane Sandy – plus forecast of a large storm surge

UPDATE: The NWS in Mt. Holly NJ has put out an extraordinary statement, dropping the typical “gov speak” and pleading to people in direct language. See below. GOES-14 has been brought into service again on October 25th, 2012 for SRSOR … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Another benefit of global warming – increased forage plants

From the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo An increase in temperature by 2050 may be advantageous to the growth of forage plants With a 2°C increase in temperature, the plant Stylosanthes capitata Vogel was able … Continue reading

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Deep Oceans Are Cooling Amidst A Sea of Modeling Uncertainty: New Research on Ocean Heat Content

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism Two of the world’s premiere ocean scientists from Harvard and MIT have addressed … Continue reading

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Latest NOAA mean sea level trend data through 2013 confirms lack of sea level rise acceleration

UN IPCC AR5 WGI claims of increasing rates of sea level rise from 1971 to 2010 are unsupported Guest essay by Larry Hamlin NOAA has released new and updated mean sea level trend data for it’s Global Network Stations tide … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Arthur – There Is Nothing Unusual About the Sea Surface Temperatures Off the East Coast of the U.S.

UPDATE (July 2, 2014): See the correction at the end of the post. # # # This post was prepared in anticipation of the usual nonsense we hear whenever a tropical storm or hurricane forms and is expected to strike … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Heat Waves, and Adaptation

By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels The main idea, as it is portrayed, driving the Obama administration’s pursuit of carbon dioxide regulations is that climate change is leading to all manner of bad things. Pointing to concrete … Continue reading

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EPA’s next wave of job-killing CO2 regulations

Unleashing EPA bureaucrats on American livelihoods, living standards and liberties By David Rothbard and Craig Rucker Supported by nothing but assumptions, faulty computer models and outright falsifications of what is actually happening on our planet, President Obama, his Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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