Category Archives: heat wave

The ‘strawman’ albedo effect

From ETH Zurich , something that actually makes sense. Straw albedo mitigates extreme heat Wheat fields are often tilled immediately after the crop is harvested, removing the light-coloured stubble and crop residues from the soil surface and bringing dark bare … 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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Which is responsible for more U.S. deaths — Excessive Heat or Excessive Cold?

Dr. Indur Goklany writes: Earlier today on WUWT in the post, UHI and Heat Related Mortality, a researcher from Arizona claims that, “Extreme heat is the leading weather-related killer in the United States.”  I am afraid that this piece of … Continue reading

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Australian heatwaves are nothing new

Guest essay by Viv Forbes No doubt we will hear how the current heatwaves in Australia are “unprecedented” and evidence of dangerous man-made global warming. They are neither “global” nor “unprecedented”. In the great heatwave of 1896, with nearly 200 … Continue reading

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NOAA: Another ‘AGW caused heat wave’ is actually just natural variation

You may remember headlines like these last summer: With Blow-Out March Heat Wave, Meteorologist Masters Says ‘This is not the atmosphere I grew up with’ The 2012 Heat Wave: “Almost Like Science Fiction” | Popular Science Record Heat Wave Pushes U.S. Belief in Climate Change to 70% US … Continue reading

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Nighttime heat waves on the increase in Pacific NW

More examples of the nighttime heat sink effect of UHI. Asphalt, concrete, bricks and other infrastructure holds the energy from daytime solar insolation and releases it at night as LWIR. Anyone who has ever stood next to a sun illuminated … Continue reading

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Short Meteorological Memories

Guest essay by Alan Caruba I am giving thanks this week, despite the heat wave, that I have not read, nor heard, a single claim that it is proof that global warming has arrived and we are all doomed. By … Continue reading

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Peter H. Gleick, ‘genius’

In a hilarious claim, Gleick proves once again his genius label is eclipsed by his own dogma. A couple of days ago I got pulled into the Twitter feed of Dr. Peter Gleick, we’ll get to that shortly. You know … Continue reading

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Hot weather and climate change – a mountain from a molehill?

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times On Sunday, Death Valley temperatures reached 129oF, a new June record high for the United States, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures at McCarran International Airport in Las … Continue reading

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Heat Waves Validate the Skeptics

Essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus, Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University The heat wave and near record-breaking temperatures in Death Valley provides a superb teaching moment to show why CO2 has nothing to do with heat waves … Continue reading

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It seems NOAA has ‘de-modernized’ the official Death Valley station to use older equipment to make a record more likely

About those ‘record’ Death Valley temperatures everybody is waiting for… UPDATE: 128°F today at Death Valley COOP station. See Record Event Report below. It seems the media and the alarmists are cheering on the possibility of an all-time temperature record … Continue reading

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Claim: Humans play role in Australia’s “angry” hot summer

From the University of Melbourne, where being angry about “weather is not climate” isn’t just a science, it’s a way of life: Human influences through global warming are likely to have played a role in Australia’s recent “angry” hot summer, … Continue reading

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Heat-related deaths in Manhattan projected to rise – except reality shows them going down in the USA

Only one problem, an NIH study shows that thanks to air conditioning and other factors, including better education programs about heat waves, heat related deaths are actually going down in the USA. From Davis et al, Changing Heat-Related Mortality in … Continue reading

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Blockheaded thinking on well known weather patterns and ‘extreme weather’

I had to laugh at this statement from the press release below: “What we found is that during several recent extreme weather events these planetary waves almost freeze in their tracks for weeks.” Gosh,”frozen patterns” like Rex blocks have been … Continue reading

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One benefit of the Australian heat wave

Story submitted by Eric Worrall At least one Australian is not unhappy at the country’s recent hot spell. The following is a picture of something I pulled off a private part of my anatomy earlier this year.

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Global Warming?……. It was warmer in Sydney in 1790

Australia has recently experienced a hot summer leading to calls of “global warming did”, but its actually been cooler than the time when the first convicts arrived in Australia back in 1790 Guest post by Craig Kelly MP It’s been … Continue reading

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Drought, Hurricanes and Heat Waves – 2012 in Perspective

Guest post by Bob Tisdale Drought, Hurricanes and Heat Waves – Climate Change and Global Warming in the United States – 2012 in Perspective In this video, we’ll examine the exceptional and historic nature of the recent drought in the … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing the WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page

(Photo credits: NOAA) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Your help is needed in building the new WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page. My recent article A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – “Extreme Weather” Update appears to have struck … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate data, extreme weather, flooding, heat wave, hurricanes, measurement, records, tornadoes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , | 118 Comments

How not to measure temperature, part 93: the hottest weather station in the UK cited by the BBC has some interesting exposure

Over at Tallbloke’s Talkshop, moderator Tim Channon wondered about this regularly hot station reported in the news: An often appearing name in the BBC news as the hottest place in the country is Gravesend but the true location of the … Continue reading

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Martin Hoerling on James Hansen’s ‘game over’ thinking

This is a word document prepared by Dr. Martin Hoerling of NOAA and provided to the New York Times is response to Dr. James Hansen’s “Game Over for The Climate” essay. Since much of the full response has not seen … Continue reading

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July hottest ever, but U.S. tornado count – lowest since 1951: ‘poisoned weather’ meme falsified by Nature

“Connect the Dots” for this one. Mother Nature has just proven how idiotic some one the arguments trying to link global warming and severe weather are: in this case, the “global warming makes more tornadoes” argument has just gone down … Continue reading

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A fascinating new interview with Prof Richard Muller, quote: On Climategate – “What they did was, I think, shameful. And it was scientific malpractice”

Guest Post by Barry Woods The Progressive Radio Network website had a fascinating interview with Prof Richard Muller last week following his ‘man of the moment’ opinion piece - “The Conversion of a Climate Change Sceptic” in the New York Times … Continue reading

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Dear NOAA and Seth, which 1930′s were you comparing to when you say July 2012 is the record warmest?

The press release is out, and the usual serial bloviators are rushing to trumpet the news. July 2012 was the hottest ever on record! “Yikes! We’re gonna roast! Global Warming!” they wail on Twitter and blogs. The driver of this … Continue reading

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Alarmist fact checking – street lights don’t melt at 115°F

Tom Nelson posts this hilarious rush to connect a hot day to CO2 induced heat. Oops: Before learning the real cause (dumpster fire), lots of alarmists rush to blame carbon dioxide for a couple of melted streetlights UPDATE: Photo of … Continue reading

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After pointing out an airplane got stuck in heat softened asphalt, Al Gore misses the fact that many of the surface temperatures used in climate come from airports

From Al’s Journal, some seriously dysfunctional thinking using props he doesn’t understand. Al brings attention to the fact that at Washington Reagan National Airport some tarmac asphalt got soft on a hot day, and the tires sunk into it a … Continue reading

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Hell and High Histogramming – Mastering an Interesting Heat Wave Puzzle

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Anthony Watts, Lucia Liljegren , and Michael Tobis have all done a good job blogging about Jeff Masters’ egregious math error. His error was that he claimed that a run of high US temperatures had only … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – Master meteorologist heat wave FAIL

I had started on an essay to describe this meteostatistical failure last night, but Lucia beat me to it, so the credit goes to her. She’s a sharp lady. Besides the fact that short term weather events are not climate … Continue reading

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The folly of blaming the Eastern U.S. heat wave on global warming

A picture is worth a thousand words:

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More on the 2012 US heat wave – not so hot if you look around at other locations

From Joe D’Aleo via email: It will be remembered for the heat wave and dryness in a large area, but some facts may surprise you. June actually ended up cooler than the normal in BOS (Boston) (-1.25F) and even NYC … Continue reading

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The Kevin Trenberth / Seth Borenstein aided fact free folly on the USA heat wave

I cringe every time I see stories like the one being pushed in the Associated Press today by AP science writer Seth Borenstein. My Way News – This US summer is ‘what global warming looks like’ http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120703/D9VP9J681.html Even Drudge picked … Continue reading

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The nonlinear nature of predicting seasonal temperature in Europe

From the CORDIS News service: Predicting hot days in Europe ‘Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight, red sky in morning, fisherman’s warning.’ This saying is one of Europe’s earliest rhymes that were used to predict weather for the following day. … Continue reading

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The Highest Temperature Reading Doesn’t Necessarily Mean a Record Hot Day

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany On June 29th, the temperature at Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC, hit 104 °F and it was duly noted by all and sundry that this was the hottest June day EVAH. Typical … Continue reading

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Nature, record heat, tipping points, Hansen’s opinion on weather noise, and all that

From NCDC’s spring report here More record warmth as scientists warn of global tipping point – CNN.com – It’s hot out there. But this time, it’s more than idle watercooler talk, according to weather scientists. At the same time the … Continue reading

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Flim Flam Flannery’s Fecklessness Foiled

UPDATE: Veteran Australian cartoonist  Pickering weighs in, see below. (h/t to Dale Stiller) There’s yet another scare coming from Australia’s Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery hot of the heels of his failed drought predictions. And who could forget Flannery’s “quote of … Continue reading

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USA’s record warm March 2012 not caused by “global warming”

The usual suspects in the blogs and media have been bloviating about the record warmth of March and spinning it to redline for maximum fear factor, with the “loaded climate dice” theme. For example we have Andrew Freedman of Climate … Continue reading

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