Category Archives: extreme weather

Some hype sorting on the claim that Asian pollution is intensifying Pacific Storms

Is Asian Pollution Intensifying Pacific Storms? Separating the Hype from Reality. By Cliff Mass The media over the past week have given a lot of play to a paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) … Continue reading

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Posted in Aerosols, extreme weather | 24 Comments

Tornado season so far may be the slowest in a century

While there continues to be wailing about how climate change is supposedly making the weather more extreme, Greg Carbin, the man in charge at NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) sends along this graph and says: Likely the slowest start to … Continue reading

Posted in extreme weather, tornadoes, Weather | 50 Comments

Holdren Is Wrong – Cold Winters Are Not Getting More Common

By Paul Homewood As WUWT points out, John Holdren is one of many who have tried to link the cold winter in the USA this year to global warming. In his White House video in January, he had this to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, extreme weather, Polar Vortex, Weather | Tagged , , , | 140 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 | 64 Comments

Linking storms to climate change a ‘distraction’, say experts

From the University of Manchester,  some sanity on extreme weather at last, even though they are still fully engaged in GHG reduction issues. Linking storms to climate change a ‘distraction’, say experts Connecting extreme weather to climate change distracts from … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, extreme weather | 32 Comments

An article and study from 1974 suggests global cooling would cause more extreme weather

Steve Goddard tips me to this article in the Canberra Times on May 16th, 1974: SUPPORT FOR A THEORY OF A COOLING WORLD It has some interesting claims in it that sound much like climate change claims made today. Apparently … Continue reading

Posted in Albedo, extreme weather, Global cooling | 97 Comments

Quote of the week – Masters of crazy weather

Weather Underground’s Dr. Jeff Masters jumps the shark with the Voice of Russia:

Posted in extreme weather, Quote of the Week | 80 Comments

Study on weather disasters shows claims of increased damage costs aren’t rooted in climate, but rather, society

“…societal change is sufficient to explain the increasing costs of disasters at the global level…” We often hear of the wailing by climate activists and in the MSM about the huge cost numbers related to weather disasters, as if somehow … Continue reading

Posted in extreme weather, Weather | 60 Comments

Claim: Extreme weather decides distribution of insects

Another modeled result, extrapolated all the way from 10 common fruit fly species to everything else in the insect world. Extreme weather caused by climate change in the coming decades is likely to have profound implications for distributions of insects … Continue reading

Posted in Bad science, extreme weather | 86 Comments

Comment on Kevin Trenberth’s interview on February 17 2014 – An Example of Misrepresenting Climate Science

Guest essay By Roger A. Pielke Sr. My son and Kevin Trenberth did an interview for Colorado Public Radio on February 17th. The entire interview is worth listening to, but here I want to comment on a specific statement that … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, extreme weather | 96 Comments

Black Swans? Dispatches from the front line of climate change.

Guest essay by Tony Brown The sun was warm and the wind a friendly zephyr as we enjoyed coffee and a cake on Dawlish sea front. A place known to millions of British holidaymakers as a pretty, if rather faded, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, extreme weather | 190 Comments

No New Continent ‘Hottest’ Temperature Records Since 1978

Something to consider for the SOTU address tonight where “extremes” of all kinds are likely to be discussed. If indeed we are seeing hottest ever type scenarios, or if you prefer, greater extremes, where are the continental representations of this? … Continue reading

Posted in extreme weather, records, Weather | 42 Comments

New study suggests global warming decreases storm activity and extreme weather

A paper published January 21st in Quaternary Science Reviews reconstructs storm activity in Iceland over the past 1,200 years and finds storminess and extreme weather variability was far more common during the Little Ice Age in comparison to the Medieval … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, extreme weather | 90 Comments

Open Letter to the Executive Producers of YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY

(UPDATE:  Added Subject Line to Memo Header) December 15, 2013 Subject: Concerns about Upcoming Series Years of Living Dangerously From: Bob Tisdale To: James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Abbasi, Joel Bach, David Gelber, Solly Granatstein, Maria Wilhelm CC: Jessica … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities on AGW, extreme weather | 179 Comments

Met Office Confirms St Jude’s Day Storm Was Not Unusual

By Paul Homewood The Met Office have now issued their comprehensive report on the St Jude’s Day storm, that hit southern England in October. Readers will recall idiotic headlines at the time, describing it as “The Storm of the Century”, … Continue reading

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The bogosity of Winter Storm Bodil

There’s so much desperation to tie extreme weather to climate change these days, that some people have taken to photoshopping faked images to make the point. In case you didn’t catch that, it’s a double entendre. Observe. Sadly, even the … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, extreme weather, Ridiculae, Satire | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 114 Comments

Friday Funny – AGW Increases Intensities of Twitter Storms

First there was Sharknado, then there was Sharknado2 Aftersharks, and it has progressed to the stronger Sharkicane. Josh has noticed this trend towards stronger fictional storms, and has rendered the most ridiculous storm of all, the Danado.

Posted in extreme weather, Humor, Satire | 26 Comments

Severe weather likely to hit plains today

Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watch in effect until 4:00 PM CST this afternoon for portions of eastern Iowa, Illinois, northwest Indiana, northeast Missouri, southeast Wisconsin, and Lake Michigan. For additional details, please see http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0561.html.

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Bjørn Lomborg on Haiyan/Yolanda

Bjørn Lomborg writes on his Facebook page It is phenomenal. Climate campaigners like [John] Vidal in Guardian keeps arguing that the terrible typhoon Haiyan shows we need to do more about global warming. Yet, even *after* Haiyan, the Accumulated Cyclone … Continue reading

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US Tornado Count So Low That It’s Invaded The Legend…

Image Credit: NOAA – Storm Prediction Center By WUWT Regular Just The Facts US Tornadoes are currently on pace for a record low annual tornado count, which has penetrated deep into the legend in the graph above and is relevant … Continue reading

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