Locked up: US Park police transport Tar Sands protesters to the pokey

News update by Ryan Maue Update:  The jails were emptied Monday morning.  Also, Daryl Hannah has announced that she is heading to the White House oil-sands protest. Update:  New York…

Heat index update, Mid-Atlantic states experience Middle East climate

Weather Post by Dr. Ryan N. Maue As the ridge of high pressure slowly edges eastward over the eastern USA, dewpoints in the 80sF and temperatures over the century mark…

Tropical Fish Storm Cindy explodes over the North Atlantic

Weather Post by Dr. Ryan Maue The title is a bit facetious since Cindy is a marginal tropical storm (~35 knots) and will not last more than a day as…

Germany to shovel climate fund dollars into coal plants

Less than a month after the failed Bonn UN climate confab, Germany has announced a most audacious energy policy:  in order to shutter nuclear plants (but not completely scuttle their…

Lipstick on a pig: Gore rebrands climate outfit

Post by Ryan Maue You knew it was only a matter of time after the Rolling Stone criticism of Obama on climate, but Al Gore is back and in a…

Keystone XL: Liberal activists plan civil disobedience outside White House

By Ryan Maue. Free publicity: Bill McKibben’s Call to Action:  “I want to tell you about an upcoming action — it looks set to turn into the biggest civil disobedience…

Driest place on Earth: Atacama desert in Chile buried under feet of snow

Weather Post by Dr. Ryan Maue The Atacama desert in Chile described as the driest place on Earth just got walloped by an extreme cold front (climate change) and was…

San Francisco Chronicle uncorks a vintage climate science article

Weather Post by Dr. Ryan Maue Those reading the San Francisco* Chronicle on Wednesday were treated to a front page story on California’s Climate:  Warmer interior leads to cooler coastline.…

Amateur hour: National Journal experts on extreme weather mostly flacks

Guest Post by Ryan Maue Over at the National Journal, we get an insider’s view of the climate crisis:  a so-called debate about the effects of global warming on extreme…

Global hurricane activity at historical record lows: new paper

During the past 6-years since Hurricane Katrina, global tropical cyclone frequency and energy have decreased dramatically, and are currently at near-historical record lows.  According to a new peer-reviewed research paper…