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…

To NCDC: We Haven't Seen an El Nino since 2009/10, What Do You Expect?

This desperate sounding tweet came in a few minutes ago and will be sure to get the peccatogenesists all stirred up with laughable claims of “poisoned weather” etc. June 11 U.S.…

Climate models fail to ‘predict’ US droughts

Story submitted by WUWT reader “Clyde” Simulations identify past megadroughts, but at wrong times. “This would be a fine country if it only had water,” observes a settler looking at…

New government report from NOAA says 2012 summer drought NOT caused by global warming

“This is what global warming looks like” turned out to be nothing but incorrect opinionated hype by AP Science correspondent Seth Borenstein and Dr. Michael Oppenheimer. From the “we told…

Paging Chuck Rice at Kansas State – real data is calling you, collect

Oh Dear, Another Climate Scientist Makes A Fool Of Himself Guest post by Paul Homewood I sometimes get accused of being too dismissive of Climate Scientists, probably with justice. However, there…

Understanding the historical probability of drought

While there is wailing and gnashing of teeth over the current midwest drought, We have this interesting piece from the American Society of Agronomy : Droughts can severely limit crop…

Another glitch on the NCDC State of the Climate report

Is NOAA Misleading the Public by Including Tropical Cyclones in its 2012 Climate Extremes Index Ranking? by Bob Tisdale IF NOT, THE PRESS AND PUBLIC WILL CERTAINLY GET THE WRONG IDEA…

Crowdsourcing the WUWT "Extreme Weather" Reference Page

(Photo credits: NOAA) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Your help is needed in building the new WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page. My recent article A Big Picture Look At…

Friday Funny – climate change is not a joke

Last night at the DNC, President Obama released a climatic whopper to appease those donors that were threatening to withhold funds if he didn’t say something about climate in his…

NASA's James Hansen is just wrong: Proof that there is no increased drought in the USA tied to temperature

From the James Hansen is just wrong department comes some inconvenient data, data that Dr. Hansen or anyone in the media could have easily looked up for themselves before writing…

Let there be corn! Reality check on the 2012 drought and corn yields in relation to droughts of the past

There’s a lot of hype out there regarding the drought and its potential effects on crops. Predictions range from increased food prices to dustbowlification”, a term coined by “Joe Romm.…

It was the best of droughts, it was the worst of droughts

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Of course, the media are advancing all kinds of claims about the current drought affecting much of the US, because it is the “worst in…

University of Nebraska claims record drought in the USA? Not so fast…

From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln  comes a news release about the 12 year old U.S. Drought Monitor dataset, proclaiming “record worst ever” as if this has some relevance in history.…

The Minnesota "drought flood"

Guest post by Scott Gates Much as with the UK – where their “drought” is demonstrated by severe flooding … in Minnesota it is much the same. The government forecasters…

24 Hours of Climate Reality: Gore-a-thon – Hour 22

A new post containing a cartoon from Josh will appear every hour. At the end of the 24 hours, everything will be collated on a single page. Readers are encouraged…

24 Hours of Climate Reality: Gore-a-thon – Hour 21

A new post containing a cartoon from Josh will appear every hour. At the end of the 24 hours, everything will be collated on a single page. Readers are encouraged…

Drought by area impacted is worst ever – though majority of US still drought free

From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln , a new record in the 12 year old drought monitor. US sets drought monitor’s ‘exceptional drought’ record in July Worst classification for drought in…