Aussie CliSci Budget Woes

News Brief by Kip Hansen   Australian climate scientists are whinging about the newly announced Federal budget for 2019.  Who can blame them? The total to be spent on climate-related research has been reduced to the abysmally low sum of AU$1.6 billion for the next fiscal year which begins 1 July 2018. [Yes, that is…

Bumper sticker seen today – I call it ‘fracktarded’

There’s plenty of fake news out there, alarmist misinformation, and outright lies. I happened to pull up behind this vehicle today at a stop light and snapped a photo of what I consider one of the most ridiculous and outright false bumper stickers I’ve ever seen. Of course, only an emotional liberal would display something…

An extremely rare cyclone off the coast of Chile

  An extremely rare cyclone formed in early May 2018 about 160 kilometers (100 miles) off the coast of Chile—an area that almost never sees tropical cyclones. This image was acquired on May 9, 2018, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Cyclones are not typically found in this region because sea surface temperatures (SSTs)…

Trenberth finds his missing heat in Hurricane Harvey

Record-breaking ocean heat fueled Hurricane Harvey Ocean evaporation matched up with massive overland rainfall BOULDER, Colo. — In the weeks before Hurricane Harvey tore across the Gulf of Mexico and plowed into the Texas coast in August 2017, the Gulf’s waters were warmer than any time on record, according to a new analysis led by…

NOAA says La Niña in the Pacific is over

Adios, La Niña by Rebecca Lindsey, NOAA  The La Niña event that overtook the tropical Pacific this past winter is officially over, according to the latest update from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. La Niña’s signatureof heavier-than-usual rainfall in the western part of the basin has tapered off, and the cool surface waters in the central part of the basin…

Why is it that so many prominent environmental campaigners turn out to be such scumbags, sleazebags, hypocrites or frauds?

by James Delingpole Why is it that so many prominent environmental campaigners turn out to be such scumbags, sleazebags, hypocrites or frauds? The latest to be exposed is, of course, New York’s ex-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. When Schneiderman wasn’t busy – allegedly – “choking, beating and threatening”  women, he was busy bullying the people he calls…