Tag Archives: Heat wave

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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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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About the record temperature in Las Vegas yesterday…it wasn’t 117°F

There’s lots of hullabaloo over the supposedly tied all time temperature record of 117°F in Las Vegas on June 29th, and the potential for a new all-time temperature record in Death Valley, which would negate the all time world record … 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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Climate Craziness of the Week – USA Today duped into thinking severe weather began in 1980

From USA Today: Report: Climate change behind rise in weather disasters 12:53PM EST October 10. 2012 – The number of natural disasters per year has been rising dramatically on all continents since 1980, but the trend is steepest for North … Continue reading

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Low temperature records overwhelm highs in the USA this past week – where’s the media to tell us how this should be viewed?

If this had been summer, and the numbers reversed, you’d see Seth Borenstein writing articles for AP telling us this is ‘what global warming cooling looks like’. Maybe Bill McKibben will chime in about “melted frozen street lamps“. Here’s the … Continue reading

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A wave of heated peer pressure results in shrinking integrity

Over on the thread The folly of blaming the Eastern U.S. heat wave on global warming there is a lively discussion going on between people that think the Eastern US heatwave hype by media and a few activist scientists is … 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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350.org cancels melting “HOAX?” ice sculpture

“It’s not the heat, it’s the stupidity.” – WUWT commenter H.R. Change of plans. Posted by Bill McKibben – 07/07/12, 5:18am Below is the note we just sent out to our friends accoss the USA. Dear Friends, I think I … 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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Hansen’s admission – “skeptics are winning”

Like what Judith Curry saw recently at NCAR’s seminar, he seems to think it is all about communication. Part of the problem, he said, was that the climate sceptic lobby employed communications professionals, whereas “scientists are just barely competent at … Continue reading

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Some facts about deaths due to heat waves

We have a strong, but not unprecedented, heat wave gripping the central USA. NOAA made this video animation to show the breadth of it, which I converted to YouTube so everyone could view it: NOAA’s description of this video: A … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins succumbs to heat wave mania

From Johns Hopkins/Bloomberg School of Health, where they apparently haven’t looked at this data before writing a worrying scare story. The simple fact is, record high temperatures are simply not on the increase. Lots more analysis on the extremes of … Continue reading

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Climate Central confuses weather and climate – you help write the rebuttal

Here’s an opportunity for crowd-sourcing a rebuttal to Climate Central’s Top Ten Climate Events of 2010. I think it is mistitled, and should be Climate Central’s Top Ten Weather Events of 2010. Of course it OK when they do it, … Continue reading

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