Our Urban “Climate Crisis”

By Jim Steele Published in Pacifica Tribune May 14, 2019 What’s Natural Our Urban “Climate Crisis” Based on a globally averaged statistic, some scientists and several politicians claim we are facing a climate crisis. Although it’s wise to think globally, organisms are never affected by global averages. Never! Organisms only respond to local conditions. Always!…

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But not necessarily worth promoting to individual posts.  A good way to acknowledge a whole bunch of tips.  This may or may not become a regular thing. From user Neo: Judge halts construction on Keystone XL pipeline From E. Jones and Cam_S Climate Change and Potholes From Ed MacAulay and Peta of Newark Tens of…

Cooking In New York

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been thinking about the idea of the urban heat island (UHI) as a result of my post on the bogus temperature “record” at Heathrow. The “urban heat island” refers to the fact that cities generally run warmer than the surrounding countryside. This is from some combination of the direct heat…

Heathrow Hijinks

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Once again the Week In Review-Science Edition over at Dr. Judith Curry’s website brings up interesting news. It appears that the first of July was hot in the UK, and among others the airport at Heathrow set a record high temperature for the date.. This led to a bit of…

The Original Temperatures Project

Guest essay by Frank Lansner Presentation of the Original Temperatures project. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Methods 3. Adjustments of temperature data 3.1. Adjustments: HISTALP – by the Austrian ZAMG 3.2. Adjustments: ECA&D – by the Dutch KNMI 3.3. Adjustments: The BEST project 3.3.1 BEST / Austria 3.3.2 BEST / Denmark 3.3.3 BEST / Hungary 3.3.4 BEST / UHI 3.3.5 BEST prefer…

Is Fighting Global Warming the Solution to Water Shortages in Malawi (or Elsewhere)?

Guest essay by E. Calvin Beisner In late May two evangelical environmentalists, recently returned from visiting Malawi, published articles in which they said poor Malawians are suffering from reduced rainfall caused by manmade global warming. Jonathan Merritt wrote for Religion News Service, “In America, climate change is a matter of debate, but in places like…

The Chinese demonstrate that UHI has a real and essential effect on regional climate change

Study finds that urbanization has considerable influence on the regional climate change, they even blame proximity to air-conditioning as a factor. Press release from Science China Press (full paper follows) Urbanization and surface warming in eastern China A recent study indicated that the urbanization in eastern China has significant impact on the observed surface warming…