A problem that is bigger than global warming

In light of what happened yesterday, this story is even more relevant now. It was written before the meteor event in Russia. Asteroid 2012 DA14 makes its closest approach at…

How to learn nothing from the 2010 flooding in Brisbane

From Griffith University Flood research shows human habits die hard Climate Change experts examine rebuilding New research has come up with ways to quickly assess flood damage to houses while…

The Atlantic Magazine's '5 Charts About Climate Change That Should Have You Very, Very Worried'… Worried about scientific illiteracy.

Guest post by David Middleton I ran into this gem on Real Clear Energy this morning… The article cites terrifying new reports commissioned by the World Bank and the CIA…

Climate Alarmists Target the Arabunna People – With No Evidence

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The Arabunna people live in the area around Lake Eyre in Southern Australia. It is a hot, hostile desert region, which is no surprise, because…

More Glacial Junk Science Journalism

[Note: this post (and a few others) was lost in WordPress, and I had no notification of its existence. While a bit dated, it is still valid – note to…

Newsbytes – the SREx feeding frenzy

From the GWPF, news about the current media feeding frenzy on the IPCC SREx report. Even Revkin in a Tweet (via Tom Nelson) thinks the coverage is “overheated”. Amid overheated…

50 years ago: The Great Atlantic Storm of 1962

Guest post by Ric Werme This week marks the 50th anniversary of a destructive nor’easter named “The Great Atlantic Storm of 1962” by the NWS and just “The Ash Wednesday…

Why, yes, linking climate change to Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes DOES seem "to be bordering on the insane"

Don’t worry, this guy is just trying to sell a book conveniently located on the left sidebar of the Guardian. I hear there’s a two for one special with Chariots…

NOAA and "climate disasters" – made up words?

I got a chuckle out of this new buzzword that NOAA has created in this press release: “climate disasters”. Personally, I think they’ve been caught up the disaster hype. Why?…

NOAA's Weather Ready Nation

This press release from NOAA came in an email today. I’m not too impressed by the “2011 Ties Record for Billion Dollar Disasters” statement because as inflation and property values…

Quantifying the Fukushima reactor leak with atmospheric Sulfur Dioxide

From the University of California – San Diego  via Eurekalert First quantitative measure of radiation leaked from Fukushima reactor Observations of radioactive sulfur that formed when seawater was used to…

The folly of linking tornado outbreaks to "climate change"

In times of tragedy, there always seems to be hucksters about trying to use that tragedy to sell a position, a product, or a belief. In ancient times, tragedy was…

The negligent promotion of nuclear panic

It pains me to see large parts of the media still hyperventilating over the very modest amounts of radioactive material coming from the Fukushima Daiichi plant on the east coast…

Good news from Japan: Situation 'fairly stable', says IAEA

IAEA= International Atomic Energy Agency – update here Story below from the Register: The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear powerplant in Japan, badly damaged during the extremely severe earthquake…

Nuke Tsunami Makes Clean Coal Look Better

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein The recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami, which shut down several reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex in northeastern Japan, followed by a failure of the…

Really? You had to ask this question?

Click image for the story. h/t to WUWT reader “Eric”. I’m always amazed at the lack of historical perspective some people have related to natural disasters. It’s doubly amazing when…

More on ARKstorm

I covered this earlier in a post here.  Atmospheric Rivers can cause this sort of pattern, read more about them here. If the goal of press releases like this one…

6.3 quake in Christchurch, NZ, 65 deaths reported

Note aftershocks ranging from  5.6 to 4.5 have also been felt in the last few hours. Here is a list of quakes. We wish our Kiwi friends well, and hope…

Extreme Nonsense by Krugman

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany 1. Krugman in Gradual Changes and Extreme Events forgets that there is a threshold on the left hand side, below which cold kills. In…

Same news, different century

They say those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it. Read this article in the Vancouver Sun, May 1982, and tell compare to the sorts of news…

Dueling Hypotheses

The Trenberth article contains so many glaring errors and biased assumptions, it’s hard to know where to start. First of all, the difference between theory and hypothesis: The problem is…

Is the Brazilian flooding catastrophe evidence of another global warming era extreme ?

Guest post by Alexandre Aguiar, METSUL Communications Director, Brazil (note there’s much more here at METSUL’s blog) Corpses are still under tons of rocks and mud in the hills of…

Bogus claims on Australian and Brazilian floods from ABC and Dr. Richard Sommerville

This ridiculous video story below from ABC news cites über alarmist Richard Somerville of Scripps in San Diego, and is backed up with this print story. Here’s what the print…

The Australian cites covered up report of Brisbane flood danger

By Hedley Thomas, The Australian A SECRET report by scientific and engineering experts warned of significantly greater risks of vast destruction from Brisbane River flooding – and raised grave concerns…