Whoops! An inconvenient truth for 'global warming makes more rain' advocates: reduced pollution increases rainfall

From the “Department of Unintended Consequences” and Georgia State University  comes this oops moment in science. And all that time we are being told by people like Peter Stott that…

Hawaiians 'won't know what rainfall is'

Apologies in advance for the Vinerism. From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST, something that doesn’t seem to be a problem based on the past data I’ve found: Source: USGS…

Improbable Maximum Precipitation

Guest post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out from NOAA called “Probable maximum precipitation (PMP) and climate change”, paywalled of course, which claims that global warming will lead…

Future shifts in rainfall

From UC Berkeley: Rising temperature difference between hemispheres could dramatically shift rainfall patterns in tropics By Robert Sanders, Media Relations  BERKELEY — One often ignored consequence of global climate change…

Dust's excellent global adventure ends in California's Sierra Nevada

From the Scripps Institute: Saharan and Asian Dust, Biological Particles End Global Journey in California UCSD, NOAA study is the first to show that dust and other aerosols from one…

A New Kind Of Rain

By Paul Homewood Verity Jones, over at Digging in the Clay, reminds me of an interview with Lord Smith, the politician formerly known as Chris Smith, in the Sunday Telegraph.…

Global warming – more complex than we thought

From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST, more modeling mania for the future. New research shows complexity of global warming Greenhouse gases versus solar heating Global warming from greenhouse gases…

UK Rainfall 2012-The Report The Met Office Should Have Produced

Guest post by Paul Homewood According to the Met Office,  UK has just had the second wettest year on record, just behind 2000. These claims, however, are based on records…

Met Office Accused Of Misleading Public Over Rainfall Trends

From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF Questions Over Met Office Rain & Drought Predictions The forecast for average UK rainfall slightly favours drier-than-average conditions for April-May-June as a whole,…

Erratic Environment May Be Key to Human Evolution

     Versus      Image Credit: Wikipedia                                 Image Credit: Anne Knock From Live Science: At Olduvai Gorge, where excavations helped to confirm Africa was the cradle of humanity, scientists now…

Northern California's coming super soaker event via the 'Pineapple Express'

UPDATE: Added this HiDef imag showing a trio of lows (commas shaped clouds) in the Gulf of Alaska and southward: There’s lots of buzz here in Northern California about a…

Global precipitation variability from 1940 to 2009 contradicts models

Media release received from the American Geophysical Union on October 29, 2012: Global precipitation variability decreased from 1940 to 2009 One of the strongly held assumptions of climate change is…

USGS models ‘Climate-change-induced aridity’ in California

More climate modeling from a  non-climate organization, I hope they still track Earthquakes. News Release Climate Change and Water Supply in California’s Central Valley: A Model Approach SAN DIEGO, Calif.…

More on the wettest April in 100 years in the UK

Readers may recall how the Met Office botched yet another forecast, calling for drought but instead getting a month of deluge. Here’s the numbers. By Paul Homewood The UK Met…

Australians just aren't going to know what rainfall is

While the Waragamba dam overflows in NSW, and the Sydney Morning Herald reports… ‘Unprecedented amount of rain’: flood evacuations after Sydney dam spills …and many Australians wonder just what the…

GISS finally concedes a significant role for the sun in climate

UPDATE: The paper itself is available below. There is a new  paper published yesterday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters from NASA GISS/Columbia University and Brown University titled  Hydroclimate of…

The climate movement becomes "occupied"

It seems that climate advocate Bill McKibben has jumped the shark. As evident on the 350.org website, it is no longer about climate in any way shape or form, of…

Earth's Climate System Is Ridiculously Complex – With Draft Link Tutorial

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” I am often amused by claims that we understand Earth’s climate system, are able to accurately measure its behavior, eliminate all potential variables except…

The rain in Spain is mostly from the planes

OK, bad pun, but I could not resist. From the National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research  something related to what we have always said, airports are not…

Measuring rain the easy way: using an automatic logging rain gauge

A few days ago I mentioned John Neilsen Gammon’s post about The other half of the USHCN network – precipitation In that post I had a picture of the standard rain…

Declining rainfall, bugs, and birds

Via Eurekalert Smithsonian scientists find declining rainfall is a major influence for migrating birds Instinct and the annual increase of daylight hours have long been thought to be the triggers…