Data, Models, and the Australian ABC

Guest essay by Cameron Goodison Recently the Australian Goyder Institute released a report detailing the effects of climate change on rainfall in South Australia. The result: ‘Climate change will halve inflow to SA’s biggest reservoir.’ The ABC, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-17/climate-change-will-halve-inflow-to-sa-biggest-reservoir-mount-/6128832 To make such a alarming statement one would think the ABC has done its research. They must…

Advertisements

Eye roller: Study finds climate change induced 'extreme weather' may dramatically reduce wheat production

From Kansas State University, where they apparently don’t look at crop reports like this one: MANHATTAN, Kansas — A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world’s wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptive measures are taken.…

4 of the 5 Great Lakes about to freeze over

Corky Boyd writes: The latest NATICE graphics show Lake Erie totally covered with 9/10+ ice, Lakes Superior and Huron are nearly totally covered with 9/10+ and Ontario about 80% covered with 7/10+.  It is likely Superior and Huron will join Erie with total coverage of 9/10+  in today or tomorrow’s report. It is possible Ontario…

Fawlty Towers and Ivory Towers

Guest opinion by Charles Battig John Cleese’s 1970’s “Fawlty Towers” of BBC fame provided a satirical view of an inept hotel manager in his dealings with potential guests, “who is tortured by ‘that annoying section of the general public who insist on staying at hotels.’” Today, the torture is to that “annoying section of the…