Is Satellite Altimeter-based Sea Level Rise Acceleration from a Biased Water Vapor Correction?

From Dr. Roy W. Spencer’s Blog March 7th, 2019 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. SUMMARY: Evidence is presented that an over-correction of satellite altimeter data for increasing water vapor might be at least partly responsible for the claimed “acceleration” of recent sea level rise. UPDATE: [03/18 Dr. Spencer contacted me this am to notify…

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CNN: “How climate change is fueling extremism”

How climate change is fueling extremismBy Isabelle Gerretsen, CNN Updated 6:26 AM ET, Wed March 6, 2019 (CNN) Climate change is already triggering devastating weather events across the planet… [Blah, blah, blah] […] CNN Does anyone else always hear Darth Vader’s voice in their head whenever they read the letters CNN? Predictably the scientifically illiterate…

Tilting at Windmills – a Brief Update

About this time last year, I wrote a light-hearted review of New Zealand’s love affair with Wind Generation. Since then I’ve become interested in seeing just how effective these things really are. Where I live adjacent to a string of Turbines, we get some pretty impressive winds – 150Kph is not that unusual. But we…

UAH Global Temperature Report: February 2019

Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade February Temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.:  +0.36 C (+0.65 °F) above seasonal average Northern Hemisphere.: +0.46 C (+0.83 °F) above seasonal average Southern Hemisphere.: +0.26 C (+0.47 °F) above seasonal average Tropics.: +0.43 C (+0.77 °F) above seasonal average January Temperatures (final) Global composite…

Declining Solar Activity

BOB HOYE In the 1990s, solar physicists, Penn and Livingston, called for a long decline in solar activity. This is the case and it is nice to see such work confirmed by events. Solar Cycles # 23 and 24 are the weakest since the early 1900s. The current run of consecutive Spotless Days is out…

New All-time Record Low Temperature in Illinois

Mt. Carroll reclaims the title for the record minimum temperature in Illinois From the Illinois State Climatologist: Champaign, Ill., 3/6/19: An Arctic outbreak in late January 2019 led to widespread bitterly cold temperatures across much of the Upper Midwest, including Illinois. On the morning of Jan. 31, the cooperative weather observer at Mt. Carroll, located…

Fabricated Climate Crises – Scary Camp Fire Stories?

What’s Natural? Guest essay by Jim Steele Several politicians and a few scientists tell us we are facing a climate crisis. They warn if we do not act now, we’ll leave our children an uninhabitable world. Naturally nobody wants that. But throughout history, the public has been bamboozled by various “end of the world” stories.…