Midwest Farmers May Miss Out On Disaster Aid After Severe Flooding

From The Daily Caller Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter U.S. disaster funds are out of reach for thousands of Midwest farmers who lost millions of dollars’ worth of crops due to extensive flooding, Reuters reports. The federal government manages a wide array of disaster programs meant to alleviate some of the pain of natural disasters.…

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Global Temperature Report: March 2019

Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade March Temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.34 C (+0.61 °F) above seasonal average Northern Hemisphere.: +0.44 C (+0.79 °F) above seasonal average Southern Hemisphere.: +0.25 C (+0.45°F) above seasonal average Tropics.: +0.41 C (+0.74 °F) above seasonal average February Temperatures (final) Global composite temp.:…

U.S. Arctic Oil & Gas Exploration: A Sense of Urgency

Guest serious post by David Middleton I ran across a very lucid and informative article on Real Clear Energy today. The author is Robert Dillon, “a senior adviser on energy security at the American Council for Capital Formation and the former communications director of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.” The article includes numerous…

The Genius of Crowd Weather Forecasting

Reposted from The Cliff Mass Weather and Forecasting Blog Last quarter I taught Atmospheric Sciences 101 and as a fun extra-credit activity students had the opportunity to participate in a forecasting competition in which they predicted temperatures and probability of precipitation at Sea-Tac Airport.   The National Weather Service forecast is scored as well to provide…

How to terrify liberals

Larry Kummer writes in by email: Today’s responsible climate reporting, terrifying liberals: “A glacier the size of Florida is on track to change the course of human civilization” by “Pakalolo” at the Daily Kos. Reposted at Alternet.  Number 5 in today’s daily links at NakedCapitalism, one of the major nodes in Liberal America. It will…

Why climate predictions are so difficult

From Climate Etc. by Judith Curry An insightful interview with Bjorn Stevens. Frank Bosse provided this Google translation of an interview published in Der Spiegel  -Print-Issue 13/2019, p. 99-101.   March 22, 2019 Excerpts provided below, with some minor editing of the translation. begin quote: Global warming forecasts are still surprisingly inaccurate. Supercomputers and artificial intelligence…

Love Island: Flamboyant males get the girls on Madagascar

In two new species of rare giant stick insects, males turn livid blue or multicolored at sexual maturity — but why? Frontiers Biodiversity hotspot Madagascar is one of the world’s biggest islands, and home to some of its biggest insects. Now German scientists have discovered two new species of giant stick insect, living only in…