ZIKA: Climate Change Threat?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   ZIKA!  A frightening new disease that burst onto the front pages in 2016 as “linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.” …

Could Dengue Spread in a Warming World?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen A new paper in nature microbiology makes the following statement: “Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection that has spread throughout the tropical world over the…

Precipitable Water in the Tropics

Guest essay by Charles Samuels A recent article in the WUWT, The Daily Albedo Cycle, by Willis Eschenbach caught my eye when the author postulated that daily thunderstorm development was…

'Climate models not only significantly over-predict observed warming in the tropical troposphere, but they represent it in a fundamentally different way than is observed'

New Paper by McKitrick and Vogelsang comparing models and observations in the tropical troposphere This is a guest post by Ross McKitrick (at Climate Audit). Tim Vogelsang and I have a…

Dust In My Eyes

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was thinking about “dust devils”, the little whirlwinds of dust that you see on a hot day, and they reminded me that we get…

New Cape Verde tropical storm forms

One of the Cape Verde waves coming off Africa has resulted in a new tropical storm. Of course it is well away from North America at the moment, but this…

Does This Analysis Make My Tropics Look Big?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There is a new paper in Nature magazine that claims that the tropics are expanding. This would be worrisome because it could push the dry…