Tag Archives: New York City

History falsifies climate alarmist sea level claims

Seas have been rising and falling for thousands of years – without help from the EPA or IPCC Guest essay by Robert W. Endlich Sea levels are rising rapidly! Coastal communities are becoming more vulnerable to storms and storm surges! … Continue reading

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Are the ‘climate will affect sports stadiums’ claims of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse the dumbest ever?

An examination of the data suggests “quite possibly”. You can read the press release from the Senator’s office here. From CNS News video: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) warns sports stadiums are at risk from the “sea level rise effects of … Continue reading

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This is like asking ‘could hurricane Hazel strike again’ ?

From Tufts University , and the department of industrial strength grant funded worry, comes this “could” question coached in caveats: Could Sandy happen again? Maybe, says Tufts geologist Due to rising sea levels, smaller storms could produce significant flooding MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, … Continue reading

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Social Good Summit turns to hatefest – Al Gore likens skeptics to racists, homophobes and violent alcoholics

The “Social Good” summit in NYC going on today bills itself as: A three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. The Social Good Summit is a three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to … Continue reading

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Walmart helps verify sea level rise in NYC

From the “more proof Walmart is evil” department, comes this bit of serendipity. While looking for a marine deep cycle battery to serve as storage for a solar powered remote weather station and webcam I’m designing, this turned up in … Continue reading

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From the Scientific Urban Legend Department: ‘AGW Sea Level Rise Made Sandy More Destructive’

Guest essay by Kip Hansen, St Thomas, USVI The Claim: Even if research shows that Hurricane Sandy was not “caused” by Global Warming, it is certain that sea level rise caused by anthropogenic global warming increased the resultant destruction from … Continue reading

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Central Park in USHCNv2.5 (October 2012) magically becomes cooler in July in the Dust Bowl years

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM Remember this story long ago on New York’s Central Park multiple very different data sets to which Steve McIntyre responded here. McIntyre wrote then: …has the temperature of New York City increased in the past 50 … Continue reading

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Quite possibly the dumbest example of ‘Tabloid Climatology’ ever from Climate Central’s Andrew Freedman

Andrew Freedman writes in this Tabloid Climatology™ piece at Climate Central: When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City on October 29, 2012, the dark waters of Flushing Bay poured over the edges of LaGuardia Airport, flooding parts of the facility’s … Continue reading

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With these two guys leading, what could possibly go wrong?

From banning supersize drinks to banning supersize storms? Bill Clinton and Bloomberg unveil ‘climate risk’ project NEW YORK—Former President Bill Clinton and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new climate initiative Monday to help cities measure their risk … Continue reading

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Flu forecasts using weather, not climate

Flu outbreaks predicted with weather forecast techniques BOULDER—Scientists at Columbia University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research have adapted techniques used in modern weather prediction to generate local forecasts of seasonal influenza outbreaks. By predicting the timing and severity … Continue reading

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Did Global Warming Reduce the Impacts of Sandy?

Guest post by Chip Knappenberger (above graphic by Anthony) The press has been quick to jump on the idea that post-tropical cyclone Sandy (it was not a hurricane at landfall) was worsened by anthropogenic global warming and that “superstorms” are … Continue reading

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Climate Alarmism – Using Our Fear of Hurricanes

Guest post by Steve Goreham Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, leaving a path of destruction. More than 100 people have been killed and 8.5 million lost power. Nineteen states from Maine to Tennessee were impacted, with deaths reported in … Continue reading

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Stunning super high res image of Hurricane Sandy – plus forecast of a large storm surge

UPDATE: The NWS in Mt. Holly NJ has put out an extraordinary statement, dropping the typical “gov speak” and pleading to people in direct language. See below. GOES-14 has been brought into service again on October 25th, 2012 for SRSOR … Continue reading

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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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Impact on temperature measurement: Cities expand by area equal to France, Germany and Spain combined in less than 20 years

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. points out on his weblog this interesting press release from IGBP (from March 2012) that we all apparently missed until now. One of the points worth noting is that there were fewer than 20 cities of … Continue reading

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Another Stephan Rahmstorf sea level scare

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  another Stephan Rahmstorf scare projection, so important they couldn’t even wait for it to be put on the NCC website before sending off this press release to Eurekalert (see weblink at … Continue reading

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Trees do 8 times better in the New York City Urban Heat Island

From the The Earth Institute at Columbia University Do urban ‘heat islands’ hint at trees of future? Common oaks get a boost in New York’s Central Park City streets can be mean, but somewhere near Brooklyn, a tree grows far … Continue reading

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Whole lotta watts added to the atmosphere

I loved the way James Russell described CO2 molecules as “natural thermostats” Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth’s Upper Atmosphere A recent flurry of eruptions on the sun did more than spark pretty auroras around the poles.  NASA-funded researchers say … Continue reading

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Snow White Takes a Walk In The Park

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I wrote a post called I Used To Be Snow White (… but then I drifted) a week or so ago about a study titled “Impact of Declining Arctic Sea Ice on Winter Snowfall” (PDF) that … Continue reading

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City UHI makes spring bloom earlier

From the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, somebody finally gets it. We’ve changed our local climates significantly, and the plants have figured this out long ago. Mid-Atlantic suburbs can expect an early spring thanks to the heat of … Continue reading

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Hey Hansen! Where’s the Beef !?

In June 1986, Dr. James Hansen made a prediction to an AP newspaper reporter, which was carried in Oxnard, CA, of  a 2 degree temperature rise by 2006. This was two years before, almost to the day before he and … Continue reading

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Record snowfall for “Climate Justice Day” in New York

It just doesn’t get any better than this. The Occupy Wall Street Mob had a “Climate Justice Day” scheduled for today. I don’t think they figured on a “Nightmare on Wall Street” irony like this. I notice Bill McKibben isn’t … Continue reading

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Inches of “Global Warming” Get Dumped on NASA-GISS HQ

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein [Update: New York City got more snow in October 2011 than ever before in recorded history, according to the NY Daily News (including some good photos). Special thanks to WUWT commenter NikFromNYC who posted this … Continue reading

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NYC’s seasonal snowfall: 3rd largest on record

New York City Seasonal Snowfall Now 3rd Greatest in the Record (since 1868); Frigid Moscow Guest post by Joseph D’Aleo, CCM New York City metro area after a welcome thaw late last week, saw cold return this weekend and then … Continue reading

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Record monthly snowfalls in the northeast

According to The Winter of 95-96: A Season of Extremes, National Climatic Data Center, Hartford typically receives about 45 inches (114 cm) of snow in an average winter. The record seasonal snowfall was 115.2 inches (293 cm) during the winter of 1995–1996. … Continue reading

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Another Eastern Snow – Brutal Winter Assault Continues

Guest post By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow Mother Nature for the second year in a row is sending a message to alarmists in the government and the media. Another snowstorm has swept across the nation and focused its fury … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Nearly 71% of the USA is covered in snow, 49 of 50 states have snow on the ground

UPDATE: The map and data have been updated from NOHRS. We now have added to yesterday’s total with new overnight snows, bringing the CONUS coverage to 70.9%. KGMB-TV in Hawaii reports, that with snowfall on Mauna Kea, 49 out of … Continue reading

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Heaviest December snow in NYC in 6 decades – 5th largest ever – hundreds of other snow records set around the nation

According to the Bloomberg article:

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Just Another East Coast Blizzard

Guest post by John Goetz I read Judah Cohen’s opinion piece in the New York Times yesterday and could not decide if he was being serious or not when he concluded “It’s all a snow job by nature. The reality … Continue reading

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A little known 20 40 year old climate change prediction by Dr. James Hansen – that failed will likely fail badly

UPDATE: Thanks to a tip from Willis Eschenbach, there’s some developing news in that story from Dr. James Hansen. The Salon interviewee and book author, Rob Reiss that I quoted, now admits he somehow conflated 40 years with 20 years, … Continue reading

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