Author Archives: Ryan Maue

It’s all relative: superluminal neutrino discovery explained

Update: October 17 00:00 UTC:  whether this supposed explanation out of at least 80+ different papers attempting to debunk the neutrino FTL results has a shred of truth will take a while for the physics community to sort out.  Regardless, the point … Continue reading

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Weather amnesia

Post by Dr. Ryan N. Maue Dr. Judith Curry is quoted in a classic Seth Borenstein AP screed connecting disparate extreme weather events into a tidy AGW-narrative:  “Sometimes it seems as if we have weather amnesia.” The AP article states:  … Continue reading

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Bill Nye is the anti-science guy when it comes to global warming and hurricanes

Post by Dr. Ryan Maue (cross posted at my Policlimate) “Must watch TV: Nye expounds on theory of racism” Much “debate” has erupted in the liberal mainstream media concerning the effects of global warming on Hurricane Irene. With a few … Continue reading

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Flashback: Today Show paddles canoe in ankle deep water for photo-op

With all of the serious questions about hype over Hurricane Irene and the media’s introspection and sanctimonious hand-wringing, I felt it was time for some levity. If you do not remember Michelle Kosinkski from a Today Show appearance in 2006, … Continue reading

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Long-range forecast models see 92L developing into a powerful hurricane (Katia) next week

Post by Dr. Ryan N. Maue Update:  August 29 — Tropical Depression 12 has formed out of the strong African easterly wave near 30W.  It will generally move Westward over the next 5-days gaining strength steadily, likely becoming a major … Continue reading

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CEI misses the boat on the need for the National Weather Service

Post by Dr. Ryan N. Maue The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) picks an odd time and a curious target for their latest missive pondering whether We Really Need a National Weather Service? Most of their arguments are not particularly persuasive … Continue reading

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State Dept issues final enviro impact statement on Keystone XL Pipeline

Post by Ryan Maue Friday evening news dump — in this case, the United States State Department drops a big one and essentially green-lights a “controversial” pipeline project.  The Keystone XL project Final Environmental Impact Statement is not a “decision” … Continue reading

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Climate activist McKibben bizarrely blames Hurricane Irene on global warming

Post by Dr. Ryan N. Maue Update:  Andrew Revkin writes a nice piece at his DotEarth NY Times blog that “very politely” repudiates McKibben.  Remember, the NY Times editorial board completely agrees with McKibben on the Tar Sands pipeline issue. … Continue reading

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North Atlantic spawns 9th storm of season: Irene

Update:  Monday, August 22:  Hurricane Irene will likely rapidly intensify at some point over the next couple days becoming a major hurricane (maximum probably Category 4).  It is a large-storm with a massive wind field that will likely expand further … Continue reading

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Locked up: US Park police transport Tar Sands protesters to the pokey

News update by Ryan Maue Update:  The jails were emptied Monday morning.  Also, Daryl Hannah has announced that she is heading to the White House oil-sands protest. Update:  New York Times editorial page comes out for against the Tar Sands … Continue reading

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Heat index update, Mid-Atlantic states experience Middle East climate

Weather Post by Dr. Ryan N. Maue As the ridge of high pressure slowly edges eastward over the eastern USA, dewpoints in the 80sF and temperatures over the century mark are creating heat index values typically seen in Iran, Yemen, … Continue reading

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Tropical Fish Storm Cindy explodes over the North Atlantic

Weather Post by Dr. Ryan Maue The title is a bit facetious since Cindy is a marginal tropical storm (~35 knots) and will not last more than a day as a tropical entity.  So, including tropical storms Arlene and Bret, … Continue reading

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Germany to shovel climate fund dollars into coal plants

Less than a month after the failed Bonn UN climate confab, Germany has announced a most audacious energy policy:  in order to shutter nuclear plants (but not completely scuttle their economy), the German government will direct climate fund cash to … Continue reading

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Lipstick on a pig: Gore rebrands climate outfit

Post by Ryan Maue You knew it was only a matter of time after the Rolling Stone criticism of Obama on climate, but Al Gore is back and in a big way. Some are calling it an Inconvenient Truth 2.0 … Continue reading

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Keystone XL: Liberal activists plan civil disobedience outside White House

By Ryan Maue. Free publicity: Bill McKibben’s Call to Action:  “I want to tell you about an upcoming action — it looks set to turn into the biggest civil disobedience protest in the history of the North American climate movement. … Continue reading

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Driest place on Earth: Atacama desert in Chile buried under feet of snow

Weather Post by Dr. Ryan Maue The Atacama desert in Chile described as the driest place on Earth just got walloped by an extreme cold front (climate change) and was buried in snow. From NDTV: (with video coverage) According to … Continue reading

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San Francisco Chronicle uncorks a vintage climate science article

Weather Post by Dr. Ryan Maue Those reading the San Francisco* Chronicle on Wednesday were treated to a front page story on California’s Climate:  Warmer interior leads to cooler coastline. “Fair weather fans who believe global warming will bathe San … Continue reading

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Amateur hour: National Journal experts on extreme weather mostly flacks

Guest Post by Ryan Maue Over at the National Journal, we get an insider’s view of the climate crisis:  a so-called debate about the effects of global warming on extreme weather.  In the Energy & Environment “expert blogs” section, a … Continue reading

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Global hurricane activity at historical record lows: new paper

During the past 6-years since Hurricane Katrina, global tropical cyclone frequency and energy have decreased dramatically, and are currently at near-historical record lows.  According to a new peer-reviewed research paper accepted to be published, only 69 tropical storms were observed … Continue reading

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Heat burst hits Wichita: 102 degrees at 1AM

Weather post by Ryan Maue Wichita, Kansas was hit with a thunderstorm induced “heat burst” early Thursday morning, with the temperature jumping from the mid-80s up to 102F after midnight! Wichita, KS  NWS Observations Wichita has now experienced the earliest … Continue reading

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