Ten Causes of Warming: The Layperson’s Checklist

Guest post by Jim Steele What’s Natural? All temperatures are not created equally. Rising temperatures have many causes. Good science demands we explore alternative hypotheses before reaching any conclusions. Below is a list of common causes of warming trends and heat events that everyone should consider in addition to any possible increased greenhouse effect. 1.…

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July 2019 Was Not the Warmest on Record

Reposted from DrRoySpencer.com August 2nd, 2019 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. July 2019 was probably the 4th warmest of the last 41 years. Global “reanalysis” datasets need to start being used for monitoring of global surface temperatures. We are now seeing news reports (e.g. CNN, BBC, Reuters) that July 2019 was the hottest month…

Some perspective on the “massive heatwave” in the USA

Mark Albright, from the Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington writes: Many of us saw the exaggerated headlines about the “massive heat wave” gripping the USA over the past weekend of 20-21 July 2019:https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/heat-wave-2019-extreme-heat-advisory-warning-deaths-latest-weather-forecast-us-nyc-2019-07-20/ Well , there is an explanation, it’s called mid-summer. Climatologically speaking, the two warmest days of the year…

ThinkProgress Blames Trump For Weekend Heat Wave

From The Daily Caller Betsy Rothstein Reporter July 19, 2019 12:01 PM ET ThinkProgress, the liberal pub from the Center for American Progress that is on life support, appears to be delusional. Or the heat is frying the editors’ brains, making rational thought difficult to achieve. As the East Coast and the Midwest bears down…

Study: Ocean temps predict US heat waves 50 days out

Pacific pattern often forms in advance of hot days in eastern US From the NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH BOULDER — The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean can predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the eastern…