2017 NOAA Study Recommended Fewer Controlled Burns, Because Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the study authors, frequent controlled burns reduce the ability of some forests to sequester CO2. More frequent fires reduce soil carbon and fertility, slowing the regrowth of plantsLong-term effects of repeated fires on soils found to have significant impacts on carbon storage not previously considered in global greenhouse…

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NOAA 2018-19 Winter Outlook: Another Mild Winter

Guest essay by Eric Worrall As late as last October NOAA’s climate models were predicting a milder than normal winter. Another mild winter? NOAA’s 2018-19 winter outlook Author: Mike Halpert October 22, 2018 The air is starting to feel crisp, the leaves are changing, and the aroma of pumpkin spice lattes are filling your favorite…

NOAA — Straight Talk on Sea Level Rise

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has some rather useful features on its web site. One of these is the Tides and Currents which is part of its Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.  Having spent most of the current century living at sea,  with my wife and…

Trump's nomination of Barry Myers to head NOAA is a mistake

From the White House: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Key Personnel to his Administration If confirmed, Barry Myers of Pennsylvania will serve as Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, Department of Commerce.  Mr. Myers has served as CEO of AccuWeather since 2007, and since then the company has experienced its highest grossing…

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…

Fresh Congressional Probe into Flawed Karl "Pausebuster" Scandal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall In the wake of revelations by whistleblower Dr. John Bates, Congressman Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has renewed demands for access to documents and correspondence relating to the release of the flawed Karl “Pausebuster” paper. US Congress launches a probe into climate data…

Stunning Earth UHD imagery from new GOES 16 satellite

Finally, a weather satellite showing Earth from space “goes” high definition. With five-times greater coverage, four-times the spatial resolution, and three-times the spectral channels than earlier generations of GOES-16’s Advanced Baseline Imager can provide more detailed imagery and multi-task in ways that previous GOES imagers could not. For proof of that, consider the following image…

Powering countries, empowering people

Affordable energy brings jobs, improved living standards and pursuit of happiness  By Paul Driessen For 16 years, in a scene out of pre-industrial America, Thabo Molubi and his partner made furniture in South Africa’s outback, known locally as the “veld.” Lacking even a stream to turn a water wheel and machinery, they depended solely on…

NOAA’s New Climate Explorer – NOAA Needs to Provide a Disclaimer for Their Climate Model Presentations

Suggested Disclaimer: Climate Model Outputs Have Been Manipulated By NOAA to Make Models Appear to Perform Well Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post introduces readers to a newly revised “product” from NOAA, called “Climate Explorer”, which is part of their U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. NOAA released this misleading product on July 27, 2016 and…