Forecast for Dallas: 160°F with a chance of showers

Yes, this is a real current temperature presented by NOAA/NWS for the forecast of Addison, TX near Dallas. I checked the airport ASOS at Dallas Addison Airport (KADS) and sure enough, the reading is there: Advertisements

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Plants blamed for us not roasting since 1950

From the Department of irrelevant “what ifs”, and Princeton University, comes this story about what Earth would be like if we didn’t have plants pumping the carbon cycle since the industrial revolution. They seem almost disappointed we don’t have a bigger temperature increase, citing plants “…significantly slowed the planet’s transition to being red-hot”. Red-hot? Gee,…

The WUWT Hotsheet for Wednesday October 16th 2013

Man denied climate change asylum in New Zealand, appealing: Ioane Teitiota, 37, asked New Zealand’s High Court in Auckland to let him appeal a decision that refused him asylum on the grounds his claim fell short of the legal criteria, such as fear of persecution or threats to his life. http://www.thewhig.com/2013/10/16/man-seeks-climate-change-asylum-in-new-zealand  (h/t Simcoe) Related: Tuvalu…

70-year-old conundrum of the hot solar corona may be solved

From Columbia University Astronomers find clues to decades-long coronal heating mystery Drs. Michael Hahn and Daniel Wolf Savin, research scientists at Columbia University’s Astrophysics Laboratory in New York, NY, found evidence that magnetic waves in a polar coronal hole contain enough energy to heat the corona and moreover that they also deposit most of their…