Quote of the Week – climate fears in context

A dear friend sent me a note the other day that I thought was prescient, as it relates to the alarmism side of climate, where we see fear stories being…

Violent Tornadoes Are On The Decline In The US

By Paul Homewood http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/#data As we, fortunately, head towards the end of the third quiet tornado year in a row, let’s take a closer look at the intensity of tornadoes…

Satellite captures massive smoke and haze over china

China seems to be ground zero for air pollution these days. From NASA: Smoke and haze hang over a large portion of eastern China in this image captured by the…

The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 19 – Is an El Niño Already Taking Place?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The recent post at WattsUpWithThat Yes Virginia (and everyone else) there is an El Niño coming was written by Joe Bastardi of WeatherBell Analytics.  As…

Warmth is Good; Cold is the Killer

Letter to the Editor Watts Up With That? 31st October 2014 For decades green extremists have been spreading doomsday forecasts of global warming. But where do we find the greatest…

2014 Antarctic Ozone Hole Holds Steady

From NASA: The Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The size of…

New Paper on Sea Level Rise – Purkey et al (2014) – Examines the Sea Level Rise by Basin

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Please see the Update at the end of the post to avoid confusion. # # # # The paper Purkey et al. (2014) Relative contributions…

New paper links warming since 1950 to ENSO and cloud cover variations

John McLean writes of a new paper about the pattern in global average temperature anomalies since 1950 and how they are linked to changes in cloud cover and ENSO: Key…

The Weather Channel pushes back against John Coleman

The Weather Channel posted this yesterday, no doubt to counter TWC founder John Coleman’s recent Open Letter and appearance on Fox’s Kelly File (several comments make the connection): Global Warming:…

U.S. Military caves to endless global warming attack

The Atlantic: David A. Graham: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Get Used to Endless War From ISIS to climate change, the Pentagon chief says, the threats that face the United States…

Magnetism and Weather: Interconnections?

Opinion; Dr. Tim Ball Way back in the last century, I suggested that in this 21st century the dominant issue in science would be magnetism and in resources water. This…

Hump Day Hilarity – warming at a snails pace

Josh writes: A post by Richard Betts on how the 2 degree limit is like a speed limit just begged for a cartoon! So I did one: On BH now…

Climate change not to blame for 2013 Colorado floods – lack of infrastructure upgrades played a key role

From the University of Colorado Denver CU Denver study says upgrading infrastructure could reduce flood damage Outdated roads, bridges added to flood losses last year DENVER (Oct. 29, 2014) –…

A Future Climate Science Moment

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Not too far in the future, a third-generation climate scientist will be asked by a college student about his grandfather’s work with climate models.  Flabbergasted,…

The EPA jumps the shark, banning – ARGON ?

This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “noble” cause corruption. Documentation follows. Eric Worrall writes: h/t IceAgeNow – the American EPA has stunned observers, with a list of…

Insights into the physics of space weather that disrupts cell phones and creates Earthly havoc

From the American Physical Society News from the 2014 APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting Each second, the sun hurls millions of tons of hot, charged plasma gas into space.…

Winning Slowly

I wanted to highlight an interesting article by Dr. Daniel Botkin. It seems that it helps to be a Professor Emeritus in order to be able to speak your mind freely. Among…

Britain Announces Emergency Measures To Prevent Winter Blackouts

From the GWPF: Cold Winter Could Cause Britain’s Lights To Go Out Emergency measures to prevent blackouts this winter have been unveiled by National Grid after Britain’s spare power capacity…

Claim: Future-focused women stand up to global warming with taxes, checkbook

WSU researcher finds future-oriented women most likely to fight global warming PULLMAN, Wash. – Politicians who discredit global warming risk losing a big chunk of the female vote. A new…

Partial solar eclipse shows off massive sunspot

From the National Science Foundation: Press Release 14-141 Spotlighting the sun October 24, 2014 Astronomers with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) captured pictures not only…

More On Miriam O’Brien’s Misunderstandings at HotWhopper

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This is the second in a series of posts about the blog HotWhopper, specifically about the misunderstandings about climate-science basics displayed by its author and…

Andrew Neil skewers the green blobette

You just have to watch this, it shows weaseling out of direct questions as an art form. Key phrase: “Well what I would say is…”  From Bishop Hill: Take a…

A brilliant illusionist trick: The shining new EU climate policy

Guest essay by Fred F. Mueller – Perfectly timed to the run-up of the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference that will be held in Paris in November/ December 2015,…

Climate Doomsday draws near: just 37 days to go

Tim Blair writes in his column, Monday, October 27, 2014 about yet another climate prediction by a government scientist that seems sure to fail. You can add it to the…