Category Archives: heat wave

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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1°C – the silent killer

From the Harvard School of Public Health , news that an extra 1°C temperature swing in summer will kill the elderly. Summer temperature variability may increase mortality risk for elderly with chronic disease Large day-to-day variations in temperature could result … Continue reading

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Paper: Russian Heat Wave of 2010 Linked to Solar Activity?

Just a quick note to bring this to attention of readers. I have not been able to locate a copy of this paper other than the paywalled one at Springerlink, so I can’t comment much about it, but it looks … Continue reading

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Another paper shows that the Russian heatwave of 2010 was due to natural variability

Despite the repeated efforts of paid propagandists like Joe Romm (Center for American Progress) to try to make this event about global warming, by parroting faulty science from James Hansen, it simply isn’t true.  Hansen’s paper isn’t even peer reviewed, … Continue reading

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Bastardi’s reply to Tom Yulsman’s article on cherry picking

[Note: I don't agree with everything Joe has said here 100%, but I provide his comment in full edited for punctuation and format and turning image links into images to further the discussion. - Anthony] Guest post by Joe Bastardi … Continue reading

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UCAR on Blocking Highs, heat waves, and modeling limits

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. writes: Candid Admission By UCAR – “Blocking The Way – Predicting The Atmospheric Detours That Lead To Weather Troubles” There was an interesting article in the Fall issue of the UCAR Magazine titled by Bob Henson titled Blocking The … Continue reading

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Rahmstorf’s new heat wave cherry twisty

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. says exactly what I thought: this new paper from Rahmstorf is untrustworthy. He writes: Here is another good example why I have come to view parts of the climate science research enterprise with a considerable degree … Continue reading

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Blocking highs contribute to unusually hot July in the Great Plains

From NASA Goddard, something reminiscent of last year’s blocking high for the heat wave in Russia. NASA Satellite Observes Unusually Hot July in the Great Plains Andrey Savtchenko and Adam Voiland NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Much of … Continue reading

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The Texas centered drought versus 1918, 1956 and 1934

Guest post by Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow, WeatherBell Co-Chief Meteorologist June temperature and precipitation rankings are in. Enlarged. Warmest in Texas, Second warmest in Oklahoma. Enlarged Driest in New Mexico. Fourth driest in Oklahoma. Fifth driest in Texas. Wettest … Continue reading

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