New tools for predicting severe hail storms

While climate models tend to be open-ended and impossible to verify for the future they predict until the future becomes the measured present, weather models can and have been verified, and they keep getting better. Here is one such example. NSF-supported research at the University of Oklahoma uses supercomputers and simulations to improve storm forecasts…

Washington’s despotic lawlessness

We’ve had a “try and stop me” president who gave $500 million away to the U.N. climate fund without Congressional approval. Now we need one who will invalidate those actions. Guest essay by Paul Driessen Washington is out of control. Legislators, judges and unelected bureaucrats want to control our lives, livelihoods and living standards, with…

Inconvenient new study: Canadian Arctic had significantly warmer summers a few thousand years ago

From the melting sea ice and dead polar bears department comes this new study: Multiproxy paleoecological evidence of Holocene climatic changes on the Boothia Peninsula, Canadian Arctic Marie-Claude Fortin, Konrad Gajewski, Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology, Laboratory for Paleoclimatology and Climatology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada Received 20 September 2015, Available online 22…

Missing from climate models: Unaccounted for Arctic microbes appear to be speeding up glacier melting

From the SOCIETY FOR GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY and the “department of robusted models” comes this Today, at the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference in Liverpool, scientists will reveal how Arctic microbes are increasing the rate at which glaciers melt, in a process not accounted for in current climate change models. The research, led by Dr Arwyn Edwards…

CarboCount a ‘Watchdog’ for greenhouse gas emissions

A new pilot project “CarboCount” From the SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (EMPA) and the department of Carbo loading comes this PR: The signatory countries of the Kyoto Protocol and the new Paris Agreement have committed to reduce global warming. The countries themselves use estimates and projections to verify whether they are…