NOAA’s claim on El Reno tornado may not hold up

Tornado Widths– NOAA Makes Changes In Procedure By Paul Homewood NOAA have claimed that the El Reno tornado, in Oklahoma in May, was the widest tornado on record. As I pointed out at the time, there was evidence to suggest that the width of earlier tornadoes had been underestimated. One tornado, in particular, Hale County,…

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‘The Great Tornado Doldrums’

Climate Experts Vahrenholt And Lüning Call Recent Tornado Activity “The Great Tornado Doldrums” reposted from “No Tricks Zone” with permission Putting information together from various sources, Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt have written a short analysis of tornado activity in the USA. Despite what one hears from the media, the two German scientists describe recent…

The rise of the peccatogenesists

An interesting new word came up this week on Twitter thanks to Hillary Rosner. It would seem to be a derivative of the word pecadillo: I think this is the perfect word to describe many of the disingenuous activists like Al Gore, Joe Romm, Brad Johnson, Mayor Bloomberg, and Bill McKibben who see “human caused…

Senator Whitehouse apologizes for inciteful tornado remarks

Recall this story from yesterday: US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse From Rhode Island Provides Erroneous Information To American Public in Global Warming Rant Foxnews reports on the apology. Note that about the same time, Barbara Boxer was making similar claims.  Later, you get to decide with a poll: Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has apologized…