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 propagated by the media on an almost daily basis. Many of the fears spread by climate alarmism pander to the base emotions of people. So…

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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 in the US. We often hear claims that tornadoes are growing stronger as a result of global warming. But what do the facts tell us?…

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 Aqua satellite on October 29, 2014.  China uses the method of “slash and burn” agriculture to rid their fields of leftover plants. Farmers often use…

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 abundance of life on land? Follow the equator around the globe – the Amazon, the Congo, Kenya, Indonesia and New Guinea – all places where…

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 this year’s hole was 24.1 million square kilometers (9.3 million square miles) — an area roughly the size of North America. This image shows ozone…

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: The Weather Channel Position Statement Introduction The scientific issue of global warming can be broken down into three main questions: Is global warming a reality?…

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 are long-term challenges. It sure seems like there are frightening events happening everywhere today—from ISIS to Ebola, Russian imperialism to Chinese saber-rattling, climate change to…