Climate Rent Seekers Target Your Insurance Premiums

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If you thought the job of insurance companies is to charge customers a competitive fee to cover insured risk, you’re sadly mistaken. According to regulators…

Latest Forecast for the Atlantic Hurricane Season

Brief Note by Kip Hansen   Phillip Klotzbach and Michael Bell, who continue the invaluable work of the late  William M. Gray,  at the  Department of Atmospheric Science of Colorado…

Good news: real air pollution trends in US continue downward, but slower than hoped

From the “EPA models are always accurate” department comes this bit of good news. The air we breathe today in the United States is much cleaner than it was in…

Despite cooling problems NOAA GOES17 is producing good visible imagery

We reported last week on the cooling problems associated with GOES17 and the infrared imager. Now a new image has been released that shows the western U.S. and the Pacific.…

Inconvenient: new treeline paper suggests temperatures were warmer 9000 years ago

3 to 4 degrees centigrade warmer, in fact. Far greater than recent warming. The new paper, Kulman et al. 2018 relies on paleoclimatology, which as we’ve learned from Mann, can…

The Mystery of Upheaval Dome: Uniformitarian Impact Craters, Part Quatre

Guest 7,043 word essay by David Middleton In my previous three posts on uniformitarian impact craters, we examined the pitfalls of drawing cartoons on Google Earth images without ever looking…

Study: UHI in Los Angeles is driving off coastal clouds that dampen California wildfires

From the THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY and “an actual case of man-made climate change” department. Urbanization and climate change combine to heighten danger Sunny California may be getting too…

Claim: Global warming hits poorest hardest, new research shows

From the UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE and the “intelligent CO2 molecules with targeting vectors know just who to hit” department comes this statistical emotional mishmash of a paper with a stereotypical…

Your tax dollars at work: study posits how space aliens might solve climate change

From the Atlantic, by one of the authors of the study, Adam Frank: The universe does many things. It makes galaxies, comets, black holes, neutron stars, and a whole mess…

Claim: Global warming to make more lightning caused fires, but only in the Southern Hemisphere

From PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY and the “global warming, is there anything it can’t do with the help of  interpreters” department: Climate change increasing risks of lightning-ignited fires, study finds Fires…

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