Author Archives: Anthony Watts

Satellite captures five volcanoes erupting at once on the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula

Remote. Cold. Rugged. Those three adjectives capture the essence of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. Another word—perhaps more applicable than anywhere else on Earth—is “fiery.” Of the roughly 1,550 volcanoes that have erupted in the recent geologic past, 113 are found on … Continue reading

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Posted in Volcanoes | 39 Comments

Decision expected tomorrow in Mann UVa FOIA case

At the blog “Open Virginia Law” they are discussing the Mann case and potential impacts, as a new session results will be published from the Supreme Court of Virginia, and it’s likely the Mann/UVa case is one of them. Insiders … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, FOI, Michael E. Mann | 25 Comments

More tabloid climatology: gloom and doom about the jet stream, winters, and global warming

From the University of Utah, an argument that makes you wonder “what started it 4000 years ago”? Looking at another similar study, Joltin Joe Romm called that study Bombshell: Study Ties Epic California Drought, ‘Frigid East’ To Manmade Climate Change … Continue reading

Posted in extreme weather, Tabloid Climatology | 44 Comments

UN IPCC AR5 climate reports: Conjecture disguised as certainty

UN IPCC WG report process fails to integrate critical information Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The world has experienced over the last 15+ years a remarkable absence of increasing global temperatures despite huge and growing increases in global CO2 emissions … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, IPCC AR5 Report, Uncertainty | 66 Comments

Good news: no ‘ozone hole’ in the Arctic

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Plugging an ozone hole MIT researchers find that the extremes in Antarctic ozone holes have not been matched in the Arctic CAMBRIDGE, Mass– Since the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, scientists, policymakers, and … Continue reading

Posted in Ozone | 111 Comments

Climate Craziness of the Week: Oh noes! Moths affected by ‘hidden’ factors of climate change

From the University of Michigan  and the department of Mothra studies, comes this big let down. Even though moths are supposedly affected by climate change, “90 percent of them were either stable or increasing” while the climate where they lived … Continue reading

Posted in Bad science, Climate Craziness of the Week | Tagged , , | 138 Comments

Ditto, Tom – ‘here are some things I believe’

Tom Nelson writes in a Response to Don Cheadle, some things I thought worth repeating here, because it succinctly sums up the position of many climate skeptics. =========================================================== (This post was written to respond to Don’s Twitter question here) Don, … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Opinion | 110 Comments

Quote of the week – beyond ‘noble cause corruption’

A lot of popcorn is being consumed these days watching the wailing of the Lewandowsky lemming team as they furiously throw themselves over cyber-cliffs in support of a retracted paper that was doomed from the start by it’s own ethics … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Noble Cause Corruption, Quote of the Week, Stephan Lewandowsky | Tagged , , , , , , | 76 Comments

A quorum of drama queens at Polar Bears International?

Dr. Susan Crockford, Zoologist, of advises us of this:  “We are now the polar bear” says Mann today (below) [a few weeks ago it was Patricia Romero Lankao of the federally financed National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, … Continue reading

Posted in Polarbeargate, Post-normal science | 123 Comments

JPL Claim: Asian Pollution makes US Storms Worse

Story submitted by Eric Worrall A new study from NASA’s JPL claims Asian air pollution causes worse storms in North America, especially during winter. According to abstract, the study used a global climate-aerosol model to compare current conditions with modelled … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols | 46 Comments

IPCC WGIII: throwing the greens under the bus

While the latest IPCC working group III summary report has its share of gloom and doom and ridiculous edicts, it does have one redeeming quality as Josh points out.  

Posted in Fracking, IPCC, nuclear power, Satire | 149 Comments

Another ‘fish story’ about ocean acidification where researchers fool themselves into thinking they are actually doing science

Readers may recall this previous fish story: CO2 increases to make drunken clownfish Well, Danielle Dixon and Philip Munday are at it again.  This PR claim from the Georgia Institute of Technology  Fish from acidic ocean waters less able to smell … Continue reading

Posted in Bad science, Ocean acidification | 64 Comments

Seattle’s climate instantly cools 1.5 degrees

This is interesting, and of course it goes hand-in-hand with what I have been saying for years. Scott Sistek, of KOMO News/Weather reports: ============================================================= For several years the thermometer at SeaTac airport has been reporting temperatures 1-3 degrees above surrounding … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, GHCN, records, Weather, Weather_stations | 113 Comments

Exploiting Human Misery and Distorting the Science: An environmentalist’s critique of “Years of Living Dangerously”

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University In “Years of Living Dangerously” Hollywood’s Don Cheadle partners with Christian climate scientist Katharine Heyhoe to convince fellow Christians that they should trust the climate … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 81 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy news Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-04-12 (April 12, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived. Niccolo Machiavelli [H/t … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News Roundup | 23 Comments

Climate Schlock: Joe Romm goes for the Herb Tarleck pitch

Being a broadcaster, one of my favorite TV shows ever was WKRP in Cincinnati. Readers may recall some of the highest forms of stereotypical comedy that came from the sales manager, Herb Tarleck, seen at right, who had the schtick … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Satire | 72 Comments

Your chance to predict future El Niño headlines

Bob Tisdale recently took some of the early wailers to task over the expected El Niño this year, saying: I knew it wouldn’t take long. The 2014/15 El Niño has yet to form and there’s already a well-commented blog post … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Forecasting, Fun_stuff | 209 Comments

Mann the delayer

If you ever needed an example of just how one-sided Michael Mann is, here’s an example of how this delicate scientific flower can’t handle discovery. Mark Steyn writes: Breaking as-it-happens news about a trial that isn’t happening any day soon, … Continue reading

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Opinion | 67 Comments