Rocket launch over Japan looks just like California UFO reports

Remember when the pre-dawn SpaceX launch from Vandenberg just before Christmas created a flurry of UFO reports in Southern California? Now it’s Japan’s turn. On Jan. 18th, the Japanese space agency JAXA launched a small rocket from the Uchinoura Space Center. It made a big display. Japanese artist and photographer Kagaya captured dramatic images of the rocket’s exhaust…

Oh noes! Increased carbon dioxide making more flowers in tropical forests

From FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY and the “but wait, all climate change must be bad!” department. Climate change linked to more flowery forests, FSU study shows TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest. FSU…

NASA – 2017 was 2nd warmest year, NOAA says 3rd warmest, El Niño a major warming influence

From NASA Goddard: Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for…

The Climate Chronicles – a new book by Joe Bastardi

Friend of WUWT Joe Bastardi, has been referred to as an institution in the science of weather prediction. Over decades, many companies across a multitude of industries, from energy to retail, have profited from his forecasts. His exceptional skills are rooted in a comprehensive understanding of global oscillations and in-depth analysis of historical weather patterns. This…