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Another glitch on the NCDC State of the Climate report

Is NOAA Misleading the Public by Including Tropical Cyclones in its 2012 Climate Extremes Index Ranking? by Bob Tisdale IF NOT, THE PRESS AND PUBLIC WILL CERTAINLY GET THE WRONG IDEA The Summary Information of the NOAA State of the Climate … Continue reading

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Texas Tall Tales and Global Warming

“…extreme heat events were roughly 20 times more likely in 2008 than in other La Niña years in the 1960s” It is this statement that has made headlines across the country.   Headlines you shouldn’t believe. Guest post submitted by Dr. … Continue reading

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Parts 5 and 6 John Nielsen-Gammon’s ‘Skeptics are not deniers’

Click titles for each full essay. Skeptics Are Not Deniers: A Conversation (part 6) This is Part 6 of my six-part discussion with Robert G. Brown on paleoclimate, climate dynamics, and global warming.  Start with Part 1. *********** RB: I’m … Continue reading

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The collusion of the climate crowd

By Christopher C. Horner First published in the Washington Examiner, reposted here with permission Not long ago, the American Tradition Institute initiated a transparency campaign using federal and state freedom of information laws to learn more about how taxpayer-funded academics … Continue reading

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Sierra Club hires EPA official who wanted to ‘crucify’ EPA lawbreakers

The Hill reports: A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official who resigned earlier this year for comparing his work to crucifixion has found new employment with a leading green group. The Sierra Club on Friday announced that Al Armendariz would … Continue reading

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The UHI’s of Texas are upon you

Joe D’Aleo suggested earlier today that I take a look at some of the data from NCDC’s web page called “US climate at a glance“. This page allows comparisons of the actual data not anomalies used in the NCDC USHCN … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Debby

Well it seems the Gulf Coast is in for a wet and windy start of the week. It will be interesting to see what hype the media tries to make out of this storm. I wonder if they learned anything … Continue reading

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Supreme irony: wind farms can cause atmospheric warming, finds a new study

NOTE: An update has been added below, using the press release that came out today after the news stories yesterday. While ironic that something designed to reduce CO2 emissions (and presumably warming)is actually producing warming around it, this isn’t really … Continue reading

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Climate scientists who have been claiming Texas is warming are totally wrong.

Story submitted by Forrest Mims III, originally published for the San Antonio Express-News In the early days of this column, concerned readers sent many questions about the earth’s ozone layer, which I began measuring in 1990. Today, public interest in … Continue reading

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NWS Dallas on yesterday’s tornado outbreak – just another statistic, no mention of “global warming”

Paul Homewood advises of this report just up on the National Weather Service Dallas website: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/2012/20120403-summary.pdf I’ve extracted and posted it below: Summary: A full assessment of the events of April 3, 2012 is not complete. However, we can review … Continue reading

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10 Billion Butterfly Sneezes

More chaos than you can shake a stick at. Guest post by Andi Cockroft (Anyone familiar with the Moody Blues should recognise the title – from “Higher and Higher”) As some will have learned by now, I do not possess … 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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The other half of the USHCN network – precipitation

Normally I focus on the temperature component, but the reason I’m posting this will become evident soon.  – Anthony Our New Analysis of United States Precipitation Trends By John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas state climatologist I’m going to be talking a lot … Continue reading

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California’s giant sucking sound

Time to leave California? Governor Moonbeam may be the best salesman Texas has. While there’s a state delegation in Texas (including former SFO mayor Gavin Newsom) trying to figure out why Texas is pulling business out of California (cue Ross … Continue reading

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Breaking – Court refuses to block EPA climate rules

Green Hell Blog writes: The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit refused late Friday to stop the EPA’s greenhouse gas rules from going into effect on January 2, 2011. The litigation over the rules will continue, but … Continue reading

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