Throwback Thursday #3: another failed “end of snow” climate prediction

We are all familiar with the most famous of all snow predictions, which sets the gold standard for failure, that of Dr. David Viner: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html From the article: Global warming, the heating of the atmosphere by increased amounts of industrial gases, is now accepted as a reality by the international community. Average temperatures in Britain…

Satellite analysis of Super Typhoon Soudelor moving toward Taiwan

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Heavy rain, towering thunderstorms, and a large area are things that NASA satellites observed as Typhoon Soudelor moves toward Taiwan on August 5, 2015. A 3D video analysis follows. NASA’s Terra satellite passed over Soudelor on August 5, 2015 at 01:45 UTC and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument…

NOAA: Increased likelihood of below-normal Atlantic hurricane season

Updated outlook calls for 90 percent probability of below-normal season The NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s updated2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook calls for a 90 percent chance of a below-normal hurricane season. A below-normal season is now even more likely than predicted in May, when the likelihood of a below-normal season was 70 percent. “Tropical storms and hurricanes…

Pocket-calculator climate model outperforms billion-dollar brains

From Press Release:Four skeptical researchers’ new Chinese Academy paper devastatingly refutes climate campaigners’ attempt to criticize their simple model… In January 2015, a paper by four leading climate researchers published in the prestigious Science Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences was downloaded more than 30,000 times from the website at scibull.com. By a factor…

New study asks: More tropical cyclones in a cooler climate?

With historical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season just weeks away, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is preparing its updated outlook for the remainder of the season to be released today at 11 AM.To-date, three named storms have formed in the Atlantic basin: Ana, Bill, and Claudette. The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 and continues…