Is Lake Mead Shrinking Because of Climate?

No doubt that drought is affecting Lake Mead. But Western drought is natural (the region is a desert, after all), and Lake Mead was comparably low more than 100 ppm…

New Study Finds Extreme, Severe Drought Impacting the Upper Colorado River Basin in the Second Century

While there has been research showing extended dry periods in the southwest back to the eighth century, this reconstruction of the Colorado River extends nearly 800 years further into the…

More Miscommunication from The Seattle Times

From the Cliff Mass Weather Blog I am getting tired of writing about the Seattle Times, but their miscommunication is simply getting worse, and I think you should know about…

Australia Becoming Unlivable–BBC

This may come as news to the Aussies!

Claim: Climate Change Increases Risks of Tree Death

But all of that carbon in trees and forests worldwide could be thrown back into the atmosphere again if the trees burn up in a forest fire.

Claim: Global team of scientists determine ‘fingerprint’ for how much heat, drought is too much for forests

How hot is too hot, and how dry is too dry, for the Earth’s forests?

Megadrought Alarm

His own regional research shows normal and wet years will return, but don’t let that trick you.

The Colorado Wildfire and Global Warming: Is there a Connection?

There is no reason to expect this downslope windstorm was the result of global warming, enhanced by global warming, or made more frequent by global warming.  In fact, the opposite…

Are US Northwest Summers Getting Drier? The Truth May Surprise You.

 But there is no abrupt, end of the world, “existential” drought threat in the offering.  Sometimes atmospheric variability randomly gives us a very dry summer, like this year, but that is…

Wet July 2021 Silences Drought-Obsessed Media…Germany July Precipitation Sees No Trend Change Since 1950

There is apparently no trend toward less rain in Germany in July, even with global warming. Anyone drew conclusions  based on the below-average values after 2017 is simply confusing weather…

Extreme Weather In 1971

I defy anybody to claim that this year’s weather has been any worse:

Several More New Studies Show Drought Is Now Less Common And Severe Than Centuries, Millennia Ago

Scientists continue to publish new drought reconstructions indicating there were far more frequent and severe drought periods in the past several thousand years than anything observed in the modern period.

Roger Pielke Jr. Weighs in on This Week’s Hysteria: Drought

For accurately citing peer reviewed literature & US NCA on drought trends in 2013 Congressional testimony, I earned the distinction of being the only US researcher in history to be…

Western US Drought Implications

Neither California nor Las Vegas will go dark because of the current drought, which itself provably isn’t attributable to anthropogenic climate change.

While “Experts” Like To Have Us Believe Germany Is Still In Drought – Real Observations Tell Us Another Story

In spring 2021, Germany received 175 l/m² precipitation compared with the mean of 171 l/m² for the 1991 to 2020 reference period. While March and April came in too dry,…

Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S., and the drought-stricken region is headed for a water crisis

Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring. The snowpack is at less than half of normal…

End of Rain? Guardian Blames NSW Flooding on Climate Change

15 years after former Aussie Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery claimed rainfall would not fill our dams, the Guardian asks whether ongoing severe New South Wales flooding is due to climate…

Late rainy season reliably predicts drought in regions prone to food insecurity

The onset date of the yearly rainy season reliably predicts if seasonal drought will occur in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa that are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, and could help…

Predicting drought in the American West just got more difficult

People hoping to get a handle on future droughts in the American West are in for a disappointment, as new USC-led research spanning centuries shows El Niño cycles are an…

Separating Truth and Misinformation in U.S. Climate Data (Guest: Bob Tisdale)

Audio podcast follows. Bob Tisdale, author of “Extremes and Averages in Contiguous U.S. Climate: Graphs of 100 Years of NOAA Contiguous U.S. Climate Data” joins Anthony Watts on the show.…

California acknowledges government policy failures in wildfires – not nebulous “climate change” excuses

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin Articles in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Orange County Register address Governor Newsom’s declaration of a state of emergency to allow the…

Climate change is creating toxic crops and poisoning some of world’s poorest people, scientists warn

It’s always worse than we thought. This article from the The UK Independent paints a stark gloomy picture of food crops adapting to Climate Change about one step below the…

New study claims to establish a causal link between climate, conflict, and migration

This is another brick in the wall of my theory that all climate attribution studies are extended exercises in Texas Sharpshooting ~ctm From the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis…

Volcanoes and Drought In Asia

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a recent study in AGU Atmospheres entitled “Proxy evidence for China’s monsoon precipitation response to volcanic aerosols over the past seven centuries”, by Zhou…