Tag Archives: United States

WUWT and WeatherBell help KUSI-TV with a weather forecasting request from ice-trapped ship in Antarctica Akademik Shokalskiy

Today, while shopping at lunchtime for some last minute year end supplies, I got one of the strangest cell-phone calls ever. It was from my friend John Coleman, the founder of the Weather Channel and Chief meteorologist at KUSI-TV in … Continue reading

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Josh channels the Antarctic boat people

Josh writes: The Akademik Shokalskiy is much in the news, see here, here and this WUWT post with an update here. So what better way to summarise the CAGW movement this year. And last year, and the year before that… 

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Environmental concern disappears with economic instability

From University of Southern California  another lesson from the economic train wreck that is Greece; people stop worrying about the environment when you make cleaner fuels too expensive to use. The price for heating oil has skyrocketed in Greece over … Continue reading

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Climate craziness of the week: Yes, we have no bananas, thanks to climate change

[At least there will be less radiation spread around. -Anthony] Going Bananas: Another Climate Change Hustle Guest essay by Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels We hear that there is looming banana crisis in Costa Rica—the world’s 2nd … Continue reading

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Over half the USA covered in snow, the most in 11 years

Paging Dr. David Viner, white courtesy phone please Here is the map from NOAA’s  National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center showing the snow coverage at 53%, the most in 11 years for this date. December 15, 2013   Area Covered … Continue reading

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Remind me again why the west needs a carbon tax?

Man-made CO2 emissions 1965 -2012 Guest Essay by Ed Hoskins The following calculations and graphics are based on information on worldwide national CO2 emission levels published by BP [i] in June 2013 for the period from 1965 up until 2012. … Continue reading

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Dave’s Top Ten Reasons Why the Oil Industry Doesn’t Spend its Billions on Disproving the Junk Science of AGW

Guest post by David Middleton In my Internet “debates” with warmists, I occasionally encounter challenges like this… We don’t yet not know the real global impact man has on the environment. It may be negligible. What we do know is … Continue reading

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On the Futility of Long-Range Numerical Climate Prediction

Note: two events at AGU13 this morning dovetail in with this essay. The first, a slide from Dr. Judith Lean which says: “There are no operational forecasts of global climate change”. The second was a tweet by Dr. Gavin Schmidt, … Continue reading

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US Carbon Dioxide Emissions – down by source

I’ve often said my email is like a fire hose. Here’s an example of something that got lost in the stream and I didn’t find it until last night while looking for another email. Zeke Hausfather writes (In August 2012): … Continue reading

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Richard Muller: Why every serious environmentalist should favour fracking

This opinion should create quite a stir amongst enviros. – Anthony Air pollution is a far more pressing problem – particularly for emerging economies such as China and India – than the challenges posed by greenhouse warming. A deadly pollution … Continue reading

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World agricultural output continues to rise, despite dire predictions of decline

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times The year 2013 has been a great year for global agriculture. Record world production of rice and healthy production of wheat and corn produced strong harvests across the world. … Continue reading

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China’s “Emission Cuts” Not What They Seem

By Paul Homewood http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-11/21/content_17120968.htm “and make sure that the commitment of reducing CO2 emission per unit of GDP by 40-45% by 2020 from 2005 level is fulfilled” We often hear claims that China are moving much faster than the West … Continue reading

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EPA ‘Public Listening Session’ Turns Into Sierra Club Talking Session

  Images from: National Resources Defense Council blog Guest essay by Taylor Smith Last week I attended an Environmental Protection Agency “Public Listening Session” held here in Chicago. I had only been to one other such hearing in the past as … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: The ‘Climate Reparations Game’ – Poor Countries Walk Out Of UN Climate Summit

The Price Of Climate Hysteria West Faces Liability Claims For Extreme Weather Disasters Representatives of most of the world’s poor countries have walked out of increasingly fractious climate negotiations after the EU, Australia, the US and other developed countries insisted … Continue reading

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United Nations climate conference tells business: support us on climate change

By Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Business must lobby governments to fight climate change, according to the United Nations. On November 14th as part of the current Warsaw climate conference, the UN issued a new report titled, … Continue reading

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How Rare was the November Midwest Tornado Outbreak?

By Paul Homewood A bit of perspective from Accuweather, with the help of SPC’s Greg Carbin and Harold Brooks of NSSL. In the wake of the deadly Midwest tornado outbreak on Sunday, many people are wondering how rare tornadoes are … Continue reading

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The reply to the ‘bad astronomer – Phil Plait’ that Slate.com refused to publish

Guest essay by Dr. Matt Ridley Phil Plait, who goes by the name of the “bad astronomer”, has now written three articles in Slate attacking two of my columns in the Wall Street Journal on the topic of climate change. … Continue reading

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Claim: Let’s put batteries on wind and solar farms

From Stanford University Stanford scientists calculate the energy required to store wind and solar power on the grid Renewable energy holds the promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But there are times when solar and wind farms generate more electricity … Continue reading

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Syun Akasofu’s work provokes journal resignation

Editorial board member pissed off over a paper on “the pause” Story submitted by WUWT reader Duane Oldsen WUWT readers may remember Dr. Syun Akasofu as the source of a graph tracking the Pacific Multidecadal Oscillation with sine wave shifts … Continue reading

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The Climate-Grain Production Relationship Quantified

Guest essay by David Archibald There is now consensus that the Sun has now entered a quiet period. The first paper from the solar physics community predicting the current quiet period was Schatten and Tobiska’s 2003 paper “Solar Activity Heading … Continue reading

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Australia liberated from their long national green nightmare

Today is a great day not only in Australian history, but also in world history. It marks the day when people of character and sensibility pushed back against an overwrought and pointless green agenda, and pushed back in a big … Continue reading

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The ‘Diffenbaugh Delusion’ – refuted with a single graph of temperature

From Stanford University,  a claim easily refuted with a single graph of Tmax. See below. Global warming has increased risk of record heat, say Stanford scientists Drought shriveled crops in the Midwest, massive wildfires raged in the West and East … Continue reading

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More settled science: The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is 20 million years older than thought

From the University of California – Santa Barbara West Antarctica ice sheet existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The results of research conducted by professors at UC Santa Barbara and colleagues mark the beginning … Continue reading

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2013 is a record low year for U.S. tornadoes

While many climate alarmists still try to tell us that global warming will increase tornadoes, we are in the middle of a tornado drought, and well below normal. Normally we’d see 1221 tornadoes in the USA, so far for 2013, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for August 16th, 2013

Who needs a constitution or congress when you alone know what’s good for the American people? New EPA boss promises dictatorial action on global warming While speaking at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Gina McCarthy, the new head of … Continue reading

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July in the USA ends on a frigid note as record cold outpaces warmth nearly 10 to 1

NOAA forecast shows lows into the 30’s and 40’s for much of the norther and western USA will likely continue. Where’s that global warming when we need it?

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NASA predicts 8 degrees of warming in the US by 2100

For the National Climate Assessment NASA has produced a model-based prediction of eight degrees Fahrenheit for the continental US by 2100 as the most likely scenario Story submitted by Ben Bakker NASA scientists have created a video showing predicted dramatic … Continue reading

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Invest in Nature, not infrastructure for storm abatement

I suppose maybe they didn’t see this study on how a long forgotten seawall helped save homes in New Jersey. The best defense against catastrophic storms: Mother Nature, say Stanford researchers Stanford researchers say that natural habitats such as dunes … Continue reading

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U.N. World Meteorological Organization report pans the idea that severe weather and severe weather deaths can be linked to climate change

They say more complete datasets are needed. They also fail to mention “the pause” of global temperature during the decade of study, using only bar graphs to illustrate temperatures instead of trend lines, while at the same time state that … Continue reading

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Aging weather stations contribute to high temperature records

New paper finds that aging weather stations record much higher daytime temperatures, 1.63°C higher than new stations While we are all watching the heat wave developing in the US southwest, here is something to consider. Albedo on the surfaces of … Continue reading

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Policy Implications of Climate Models on the Verge of Failure

At the request of the authors, this was converted from a poster displayed at the AGU Science Policy Conference, Washington, June 24-26. – Anthony By Paul C. Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute, … Continue reading

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Asia’s air pollution may be keeping tropical storm activity down

From the Law of Unintended Consequences and The Clean Air Act, comes this bit of news. Since the 1970’s The Clean Air Act has benefited breathing in many American cities with tangible results (just look at Los Angeles), but it … Continue reading

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White House deletes factual Tweet about presidential hurricanes

This makes you wonder what the White House sees as threatening about this information? NYT’s Andrew Revkin points out the inanity of it: Whatever your views on #AGW, disturbing to see @WhiteHouse delete factual tweet on hurricane history: wp.me/pPrQ9-lnV Open … Continue reading

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Global Savings: Billion-Dollar Weather Events Averted by Global Warming

republished with permission from Master Resource by Chip Knappenberger “For every billion-dollar weather disaster identified as being ‘consistent with’ human-caused global warming, there are probably several other potential billion-dollar weather disasters that human-caused global warming averted.” Last week, the government’s … Continue reading

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