New video from Bob Tisdale explains The Impact of Manmade Global Warming on a Blizzard Called Nemo and on Hurricane Sandy

Guest post by Bob Tisdale The following video is an examination and discussion of the sea surface temperature data associated with the recent blizzard called Nemo, and with hurricane Sandy. There’s nothing unusual about those temperatures, and there’s no evidence of manmade global warming in that data. There is also a very brief discussion at…

Sandy and the presidential election

From Fox News, a surprising metric from exit polls. They write: Many analysts felt that the arrival of Hurricane Sandy gave the president a boost last week by allowing him to display leadership in front of the American people, as well as taking away valuable campaigning days from Gov. Romney.

An Inconvenient Truth: Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies along Sandy’s Track Haven’t Warmed in 70+ Years

Guest post by Bob Tisdale I was visiting family in the Northeast U.S. when Sandy came ashore, so I was without power for most of last week. Since my return home, I’ve been catching up with all of the nonsense surrounding Hurricane/Extratropical Storm/Hybrid Storm Sandy. There have been hundreds of articles and blog posts that…

Did Global Warming Reduce the Impacts of Sandy?

Guest post by Chip Knappenberger (above graphic by Anthony) The press has been quick to jump on the idea that post-tropical cyclone Sandy (it was not a hurricane at landfall) was worsened by anthropogenic global warming and that “superstorms” are here to stay. But I must ask the impertinent question: could anthropogenic global warming actually…

Insurance Industry…No Consensus on Sandy?

The insurance industry does not agree that Sandy was evidence of climate change. Story submitted by Robert Bissett I happened to be listening to NPR this morning through my pillow speaker. I was only half awake. Even so, the first balanced reporting about anything to do with climate change on NPR made an impression. Uncharacteristic,…

The hybridization of hurricane Sandy

by Bob Henson, NCAR News with contributions from Dr. Ryan Maue Every so often, a quiet corner of research suddenly grabs the spotlight. Such was the case this week when a Category 1 Atlantic hurricane morphed into Superstorm Sandy (note- it wasn’t a hurricane when it made landfall, it was an extratropical cyclone – Anthony),…

A Reply to Hurricane Sandy Alarmists

A suggestion the Great Gale of 1821 was worse than Hurricane Sandy, and Alarmists are wrong to suggest otherwise. Guest post by Caleb Shaw While I am often humbled, when it comes to predicting the weather, I did correctly predict the fact that, when the inevitable happened, and a hurricane did clobber the East Coast,…

Tropical Storm Sandy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As at 2 PM Pacific time, here’s the current position of Sandy and the projected path. SOURCE: National Data Buoy Center I had said a couple of days ago, when Sandy was a hurricane, that it would not be a hurricane when it hit the coast. How did that go?

Latest super high resolution image of Hurricane Sandy

UPDATE: 7:40PM EST  …SANDY BECOMES POST-TROPICAL… …CENTER EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO… Updated graphic from NHC: As I mentioned yesterday, GOES-14 has been brought back into service to image Hurricane Sandy, and the image below will be updated though the day as Sandy approaches the coast. UPDATED: The latest bulletin…

NOAA and FEMA gearing up for Sandy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATED: Media Briefing: FEMA & NOAA to discuss preparations for Hurricane Sandy and potential storm impacts Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and NOAA’s National Weather Service are actively tracking Hurricane Sandy as it continues moving northward over the eastern Atlantic. It is predicted to curve back toward land early next week. This…

Let’s hope this forecast for Hurricane Sandy is wrong

This model run (ECMWF) has Hurricane Sandy making a near bulls-eye on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with some impact on Norfolk, Washington, and Baltimore. It has some (but not all) of the components of the devastating 1954 Hurricane Hazel, which has a few folks worried. The good news is that the National Hurricane…

Tunes Played On A Tropical Piano

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice. Contents: Adventure, plus minimal science. Feel free to ignore this if you wish. After I wrote my last piece about my trip to Fiji, things have just been moving too fast to write. I’ll just take up where I left off, at…

House tells NOAA in new bill – focus on weather, not climate research

From the ECMWF is kicking your butt department: This legislation directs NOAA to prioritize its research House Approves Weather Forecasting Bill Apr 4, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON- The U.S House of Representatives today unanimously approved the Senate amendment to H.R. 353, the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act, introduced by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Vice…

Recent Sea-Level Change at Major Cities

Guest essay by Rich Taylor Abstract Human population is becoming increasingly urban, and most of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cities border tidewater. This note presents charts of annual-value (AV) tide-gauge records in or near major coastal cities to illustrate the sea-level change these cities have observed recently, and fits linear trends to the records.…

Warren Buffet: Climate Not Impacting the Insurance Business

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Warren Buffet has repeated his inconvenient message from last year, that climate has not affected his insurance business – though he is concerned about future climate change. Warren Buffett says global warming is not impacting the way Berkshire writes insurance Tom DiChristopher Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | 3:34 PM ET…

California’s past megafloods – and the coming ARkStorm

Guest Essay By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: To boost our fear, activists and journalists report the weather with amnesia about the past. Ten year records become astonishing events; weather catastrophes of 50 or 100 years ago are forgotten. It makes for good clickbait but cripples our ability to prepare for…

Miami’s Vice

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Miami Beach has a vice – a bad one – a dangerous one. Miami’s vice is water, as in waterfront.  Everybody seems to want a house on the waterfront, a house on a canal, with a boat tied to the dock. So what’s not to like about that?  After…

Peak Oil Indefinitely Postponed

Guest post by David Middleton The U.S. Geological Survey has made its largest discovery of recoverable crude ever under parts of West Texas, the federal agency announced Tuesday. A recent assessment found the “Wolfcamp shale” geologic formation in the Midland area holds an estimated 20 billion barrels of accessible oil along with 16 trillion cubic feet of…

#PodestaEmails – Green group asks Hillary campaign manager to ‘put pressure on TV networks’ to link severe weather and climate

From the “say anything” department, comes this email where the League of Conservation Voters asks Hillary’s campaign manager John Podesta to “…help us pressure the evening news programs at CBS, NBC, and ABC to make climate science central to their extreme weather coverage this year?”. The second half of the email is a form letter,…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #236

The Week That Was: 2016-08-14 (August 14, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Climate Fears and Finance: [One] of the difficulties SEPP has had in updating its analysis of the importance of government funding in climate…

Seven days worth of data gathering cause alarming headline: “Global warming’s next surprise: Saltier beaches”

From the NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and the “oceans are dying up” department comes this new worry that I’m pretty sure I don’t believe one bit. Why? Because we’ve also been told that global warming will cause more rainfall, thus increasing freshwater stream outflow and freshwater ground recharge. Plus that, the study data gathering looks…

Poll Study: Climate views and political affiliation linked

From the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the department of left/right politics comes this study. I suspect this mostly has to do with what news outlets these people watched, which also tends to go with political affiliation. It’s also a rather small sample size, just 1035 people. It’s worth asking these 20 questions…

AG’s striking back at #ExxonKnew and #RICO20 say – “we can come after climate alarmists for fraud, too”

From the Washington Times and the department of “Mutally Assured Destruction” (MAD) comes this blowback. If Democratic attorneys general can pursue climate change skeptics for fraud, then also at risk of prosecution are climate alarmists whose predictions of global doom have failed to materialize. The “cuts both ways” argument was among those raised by 13…

El Niño made a nuisance of itself in 2015

From NOAA HEADQUARTERS Record ‘nuisance flooding’ in many US cities tied to Pacific weather pattern The frequency of nuisance tidal flooding in many U.S. cities increased as predicted for the 2015 meteorological year, from May 2015 to April 2016, according to a new NOAA report. In some cities, the days of nuisance flooding exceeded trends…