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 America where countries have been battered by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, searing heat and drought, a…

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Warming alarmism spreads faster, like a virus

“West Nile virus spreads faster,” reads the USA Today headline on a story that doesn’t actually say anything about rate of spread, just that the virus is spreading, as one would expect for a pathogen that was first seen in North America only thirteen years ago: It’s going to get worse, says David Dausey, a…

As one “gate” opens, another closes. Wegman given a letter of reprimand, keeps job, no further investigations expected.

WUWT readers may recall “copygate” surrounding the Wegman report and all of the accusations of plagiarism from the man behind the curtain “Deep Climate”, and John Mashey. This item from Wednesday got lost in all the opening furor over Fakegate. Bishop hill reports that: The accusation of plagiarism against Edward Wegman, author of one of…

Are huge northeast snow storms due to global warming?

Guest post by Dr. Richard Keen The winter of 2009-2010 was a memorable one in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, with locations like Philadelphia enjoying multiple massive snow storms that led to record totals for the winter. As with all exceptional weather events of late, the usual suspects blamed the occurrence on global warming. In…