A new paper pushes back on the 'Arctic amplification is making extreme weather' idea

There has been much worry that extreme weather is the result of changes in the Arctic. For example:  Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University, 25 January 2012. The “Arctic Paradox” was coined…

Vicious Carbon Cycles

From the Helmholtz Association Extreme weather, climate and the carbon cycle Extreme weather and climate events like storms, heavy precipitation and droughts and heat waves prevent the uptake of 3…

The Age of Hyperbole: How Normal Weather Became ‘Extreme’

A media without shame drives us towards energy poverty. By: Dr. Tim Ball and Tim Harris Said Thomas Jefferson: “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than…

Long Term Tornado Trends

By Paul Homewood It seems that tornadoes, or the lack of them, are back in the news at the moment.  American Meteorological Society President, Dr Marshall Shepherd, seems to think…

Don't let Cook and Lewandowsky see this…

…because you might be accused of participating in conspiracy ideation. Here’s the premise from Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.: The occasion for their update is a recent report by the Australian…

Blockheaded thinking on well known weather patterns and 'extreme weather'

I had to laugh at this statement from the press release below: “What we found is that during several recent extreme weather events these planetary waves almost freeze in their…

Another climate billboard

Of course we all know about that other ill-fated unabomber billboard last year that went over like a lead radiosonde balloon, but I like this one by CFACT (minus the…

New Climate Central writer tries to connect climate and extreme weather with love of bigger destructive storms

From the weather is not climate unless we say it is department comes this disturbing admission. From Tom Nelson, an illustration of the sort of defective thinking we see in…

Wuebbles gone wild – hilarious claims of 'wall to wall' severe weather on cable news is not science

A couple of days ago there was this PR from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I decided it was just too ridiculous to get any traction. I was wrong,…

2012 ranks as 54th in 'extreme weather' events

Paul Homewood ranks the data from NOAA/NCDC in a pragmatic way, and comes up with this graph. Figure 8