Projecting doom from our current wildfire year using climate models

From the AGU fall meeting in SFO. Personally, I think wildfire risk (especially in the USA) would be better predicted by observing ocean patterns (ENSO, PDO, AMO etc.) than trying…

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…

Emails reveal Al Gore and crew won't take 'no' for an answer when seeking imagery to spin for their 'dirty weather' project

People send me stuff. Readers may recall this story: Al Gore denied film footage rights by an Australian filmmaker where Mr. Gore sought the broadcast rights to a “fire tornado” footage…

Al Gore denied film footage rights by an Australian filmmaker

[Note: I have the video footage denied to Al Gore available for viewing below, after seeing it, I can understand why Gore wanted it, and why the filmmaker denied him…

Shocker: burning trees release stored carbon

From the Department of Obvious Science and the USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Research Station, comes this shocking headline: Washington’s forests will lose stored carbon as area burned by…

Western wildfires – horrific, devastating … and unnecessary

New fire-fighting technology could help put them out. Why isn’t it being used? Guest post by Paul Driessen Millions of Americans watched their evening news in horrified fascination. The Colorado…

In Colorado wildfires, 'worst in state history', why won't the Forest Service use the biggest firefighting tool available?

AP labels the 2012 Colorado wildfires worst in state history in this story. My friend and fellow climate skeptic, nationally syndicated radio host Lars Larson, asks some pointed and pertinent…

'What global warming really looks like' – Michael Oppenheimer FAIL

Well, I warned everybody yesterday. That briefing was put together by Climate Nexus, an advocacy and communications group. An accompanying report on heat waves and climate change was released simultaneously…

Update on Colorado Wildfires

I have reports from the scene, plus also from the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Nearly half of the United States’ airborne fire suppression equipment was operating over Colorado on June…

Satellite imagery of Colorado's High Park Fire

To hear and read the MSM reports about this fire, you’d think that the entire states of Colorado and Wyoming were ablaze. Meanwhile, the usual paid advocates are already wailing…

Megafire study suggests today’s megafires, at least in the southwestern U.S., are atypical

From SMU (Southern Methodist University) comes this press release which really isn’t surprising. North America didn’t have a forest fire suppression program for the last 1400 years, so there wasn’t…

Ocean temperatures can predict Amazon fire season severity

From the  NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center GREENBELT, Md. — By analyzing nearly a decade of satellite data, a team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine…

Dueling climatic wildfire studies

It seems that for every alarming press release these days, we can find an opposite and equal reaction. Perhaps we should dub it the First (or maybe third) Law of…