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A new assessment of extreme weather trends: hurricanes

Via Roger Pielke Jr. we have learned of a new comprehensive assessment of extreme weather trends published in The European Physical Journal Plus. The authors go systematically through the major...

16 Feb, 2022| Science Notes

A new assessment of extreme weather trends: floods

...lead to a mindless chorus about climate change. In our continuing review of the new assessment of global indicators of extreme weather we find the following regarding scientific evidence of...

09 Mar, 2022| Science Notes

A new assessment of extreme weather trends: tornadoes

Last week we drew attention to a new, detailed peer-reviewed analysis of extreme weather trends. Yes, yes, very boring, we all know there’s nothing to report. But the trouble is...

23 Feb, 2022| Science Notes

A new assessment of extreme weather trends: droughts

We continue our summary of a comprehensive new peer-reviewed survey of extreme weather trends, this week looking at droughts. The imagery of droughts is reliably horrifying, so whenever the media...

16 Mar, 2022| Science Notes

Insurance and Climate Change

...about extreme weather getting worse because of your carbon dioxide emissions, did anyone mention that the weather isn’t actually getting worse at all? Wondering what else you haven’t been told?...

04 Sep, 2019| Fact Checks

IPCC AR6: Extreme Rainfall, Unspun Edition

...the text of the new IPCC report where it pertains to the big topics of the day, especially apocalyptic extreme weather and the like. Today we start with extreme rainfall....

18 Aug, 2021| Science Notes

IPCC AR6 Extreme Event Attribution: Unspun Edition

...of the new IPCC report says about the science of attributing extreme weather events to greenhouse gases: “[New] approaches have been developed to answer the question of whether and to...

27 Oct, 2021| Science Notes

Lack of terrible weather not blamed on GHGs

...no, nowhere at all: “In a summer already full of extreme weather, it's the heat waves roasting hundreds of millions of people across three continents that are confirming a grim...

08 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

A Flooded Condition

...extreme weather event happens anywhere in the world, people immediately look at it and say… climate change. The response is automatic and unconscious. Which should be a clue about what’s...

27 Feb, 2022| Backgrounders

Back to California

...as January 9 the New York Times was just reporting bad storms as bad weather. But two days later it pulled itself together with: “Extreme weather has plagued many parts...

18 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

The time travel crisis

...other. Global heating is now translating into extreme weather rapidly: there has been a huge hike in these events over the last few years, during which time the global average...

28 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

A year unlike all the others

...his Minister of “Environment and Climate Change” George Heyman: “We’re seeing and living the effects of climate change, whether it’s extreme weather, whether it’s droughts, whether it’s the two worst...

12 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

Extreme cold deadlier than extreme heat

...have learned to live with the widest range of temperature extremes the planet has to offer, and second, that extreme cold is, overall, deadlier than extreme heat. If we are...

10 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

We are all going to have died later

...‘render a significant portion of the Earth uninhabitable’.” Got that? It was here last year, with extreme weather destroying your house. Which in a way is not surprising since it...

12 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Ida vultures

...reality: The United States is not ready for the extreme weather that is now becoming frequent as a result of a warming planet.” Note how this assertion that extreme weather...

08 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Heat and cold

...for a throwaway line about “extreme weather becoming more frequent”. But another NBC story said “The situation is reflective of a global trend in extreme weather. ‘Between 2000 and 2016...

10 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Code repetitive

...that they come along but once a century – are now extreme yet usual. … In news reports about extreme weather events it’s become de rigeur for the reporter to...

18 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Bottom feeders

...of our warming planet, we are going to see more radical and frequent shifts in extreme weatherextreme heat to extreme rain.’” What facts might this reporter have unearthed...

24 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

Everybody knows: climate change is a crisis

...scare campaign comes at a cost in terms of scientific integrity: “Every extreme weather event is now attributed to global warming, even extreme cold outbreaks and heavy snow. Scientists who...

21 Dec, 2022| Science Notes

Storm (lack of) warning

...climate models, that global warming is causing more extreme weather. And guess what? Using long term weather data from the British Met Office the GWPF paper finds that “although the...

08 May, 2019| Science Notes

Cold is hot

We’ve been seeing record-breaking temperatures across the western and central U.S. along with wild weather extremes. More proof of the climate crisis? Not exactly, since it was record cold and...

04 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

The settled science of unsettled science

...the changing climate and the frequency and severity of extreme weather events.” As for settled science, NBC announced that “With global warming making heat waves and other extreme weather events...

14 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

Yes, it was hot in Oregon

...weather blog that the heat would give way to dramatic cooling on Monday June 28. If so, what will alarmists say? Why, that “extreme weather” is the real meaning of...

30 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Making arguments is just so tiring

...energy from fossil fuels was key to reducing the death toll from extreme weather. Better still would be if he acknowledged that most forms of extreme weather haven’t gotten worse...

03 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

If you say it often enough...

...and Climate Change Canada blared, “Canada’s Top Ten Weather Stories of 2019 clearly show, once again, that more and more Canadians are being impacted by extreme weather, from devastating wildfires...

15 Jan, 2020| News Roundup

So about those floods

...others in Germany, had been culpably slow in the fight against an actual instance of extreme weather. The claim that being “faster” in the fight against climate change could have...

28 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

Hot and bothered

...“birthstrike” at least for now. And CNN says people struggling to survive extreme weather “are vulnerable to the influence of extremist recruits”. Calling to mind a study last fall saying...

13 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Because we never used to have heat waves

...by doubts. “In the burgeoning field of event attribution, this is one of the clearest results yet. Japan has robust historic weather data, unlike most poorer countries vulnerable to weather...

05 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

Hottest coldest driest wettest year ever

...gas infrastructure.” Why’s it bad? “The one certainty in the era of climate change is that we are in an age of extreme weather.” And if they got that wrong,...

18 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

Dare you to post it on Facebook

...extreme is peddling fake news.” The source for this too-hot-to-handle item is the 2013 IPCC Report on Managing Risks Associated with Extreme Weather, Chapter 3 Page 124: One approach for...

12 May, 2021| Science Notes

Summer gets it

...to public health, extreme violence, extreme division, extreme weather.” Temperature in Los Angeles on July 29? Glad you asked. High of 29, low of 18. Typical for this time of...

04 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Symptoms include headaches, irritability

...by this story that he wrote a response that zeroes in on this key point. The BC “heat dome”, he rightly notes, was weather. Yes, it was extreme weather. But...

17 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Cyclones don't surge

...the people in southeast Africa. The absence of increasing trends in extreme weather is no secret. For instance, in their special report on extreme weather a few years ago, the...

01 May, 2019| Science Notes

Can't get enough of that Arctic ice

...above normal”. Except the numbers, on inspection, come from weather models, not thermometers, which right away tells us that the AP is being, well, just what you’d expect. As Anthony...

30 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Scientists say

...or AR5. The AR5 also surveyed evidence on extreme weather and its conclusions regarding extreme precipitation echoed the SREX: In summary, further analyses continue to support the AR4 and SREX...

10 Mar, 2021| Science Notes

Here came the flood

...to exonerate Merkel and her colleagues, insisting that “‘No One Is Safe’: Extreme Weather Batters the Wealthy World/ Floods swept Germany, fires ravaged the American West and another heat wave...

21 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Maybe if you told the truth

A professor of panic, sorry, English, says the plan to frighten people by mentioning climate change in every story about extreme weather has mysteriously backfired. He has a new plan:...

03 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Ravaged

...matters which ideology they hold. For instance, Kenneth Richards reports on NoTricksZone, while extreme weather events are actually becoming less frequent in the case of rainfall and hurricanes, or holding...

09 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Waking up to woke science

...BBC Lies About Extreme Weather”. And backs it up by citing the IPCC’s own AR6 to refute the one about extreme rainfall. But there is reason to think that the...

25 May, 2022| News Roundup

AOC not A-OK

...that people find this assertion puzzling “when we are constantly told that extreme weather is wreaking ever-greater devastation.” But in fact, “Since 1990, the cost associated with extreme weather worldwide...

13 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Nature blue in rain and flood

...preparation for extreme weather in the province has been just as shocking. Ed Fast, the MP for Abbotsford, one of the worst affected cities, said all levels of government have...

01 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

IPCC AR6: Atmospheric Blocking, Unspun Edition

One of the main building blocks of extreme weather is so-called “Atmospheric Blocking”. When a block forms, the weather gets stalled and builds in intensity, whether it’s heat, cold, drought...

15 Dec, 2021| Science Notes

What if it's not?

...extreme weather at mountainous ultramarathon in China” you’re a bit surprised to hear that, as the story it linked to said, it wasn’t heat that did them in but cold....

02 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

It's just weather

...and mass starvation of reindeer and caribou in the region. Scientists think the rapid heating in the Arctic may also be increasing extreme weather events such as floods and heatwaves...

12 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

Because it's rubbish

...groups cause in comparison to the extreme disruption already produced and threatened by climate breakdown, such as extreme droughts, wildfires and tropical storms.” No, no and no. The disruptions are...

03 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

The great climate food surplus shortage

...“Regardless of whether a specific extreme weather event is linked to anthropogenic climate change, the common denominator is human suffering. In the era of extreme weather, it’s crucial to know...

22 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

He's the Mann

No extreme weather event would be complete without Michael Mann doing a victory dance. And sure enough, “That Heat Dome? Yeah, It’s Climate Change.” Coauthored with a climate scientist holding...

14 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

Nottest summer ever

It is an article of faith among many untutored alarmists that “the warming we are now witnessing” is already causing a massive increase in extreme weather. Meanwhile many scientists, including...

22 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Greta of Arc

...extreme weather already hit and is also about to. In their Times Op-Ed, Thunberg and the grown children snarl that “Last week, some of the world’s leading climate change scientists...

25 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

The '70s Cooling Scare Was Real

...that same year, Epstein also says, the American Meteorological Society announced that this cooling would increase extreme weather. Got that? Today the experts say warming will increase extreme weather, and...

20 Dec, 2021| Crystal Ball

Who'd have thought

...increasing frequency and strength of extreme weather events or the expanding range and spread of vector-borne diseases like malaria or dengue. For others, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the connection...

08 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

Facts are fun

Perhaps that’s the nerd’s credo. But we have nowhere to hide. We’re excited at a NOAA website that lists all sorts of extreme weather records in the United States, NOAA...

01 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

What's up, doc? Trees in flames?

...reality. We have seen the heightened effects of climate change across the planet through extreme weather, crop failure and the burning of forests… A healthy population requires a healthy planet,...

24 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

This just out: planet warming since...

...come as historic wildfires and extreme weather events in the U.S. have sharpened focus on global warming and the catastrophic impacts of climate change.” To stick with just one standard...

23 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

1919 or 2019? The Movie

...you got it right. But you were just guessing, right? Either that or you’d seen the quiz in our newsletter a year ago. But what about all that extreme weather...

24 Oct, 2020| Crystal Ball

Unlike a great wind

...severe weather season is about to begin. Of course, with any type of extreme [sic] weather that occurs, someone with zero credibility will attempt to link it to man-made climate...

25 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

Weather v climate

...declares that: “The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is...

13 May, 2020| OP ED Watch

Hawaii has weather, Ohio has climate

...That Weird”. See, cold is just weather. In Hawaii, we didn’t even get talk of “atmospheric rivers”. Instead NBC, in a climate-free piece, explained that “The weather system responsible for...

15 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

This year in climate disaster

...“We mapped a year of extreme weather” during which “Temperatures in the United States last year set more heat and cold records than any other year since 1994”. Wait, cold?...

19 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

Media bias smoked out

...in the Lancet that “describes how extreme weather has increased pressure on health services globally already grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic…. But it said there are solutions. ‘Despite the challenges,...

02 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Out of the mouths of Ubers

...before human relevance. Extreme weather events were odd, but nothing to worry about and certainly no reason to change anything.” Cann retorts: “He was unaware that the Great Barrier Reef...

27 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

We just can't get no respect

...Environment and Climate Change Canada (and with a name like that you can’t really back down, can you?) declares that extreme weather driven by climate change pounded relentlessly on our...

27 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Nothing it can't do

...For instance that the cause is… climate change. “The full effect of lingering pandemic-related food supply chain disruptions, high inflation, labour and transportation issues, climate change and extreme weather events...

22 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Unprecedented unprecedentedness

...between climate change and some extreme weather phenomena can be hard to distinguish from natural weather variability without extensive attribution analysis, but the links between wildfires and a warming planet,...

16 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Proof by happenstance

...isn’t the alleged trend in extreme weather. It’s the alleged trend of rising temperature. And in fact there isn’t one. As Paul Homewood reminds us, courtesy of the University of...

25 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Now it's heating

...their heads. And to global warming, which became “global heating”. And then “extreme heat” even if the temperature doesn’t go up: “1bn people will suffer extreme heat at just 2C...

24 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Strangely unconcerned about heat

...they find extremely cold weather easier to handle than extreme heat.” Well yes. They live in Northern Canada. They haven’t seen extreme heat in their lives unless they went on...

23 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

English weather

...some rightwing British media gave it their best shot.” And included the Daily Mail in that category for some reason. NBC swooned “Heat waves overlap as warming climate makes extreme...

27 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Speaking of weather

The New York Times warns of bad American Thanksgiving travel weather and shows a picture of Colorado under more than two feet of snow. But what has it to do...

04 Dec, 2019| News Roundup

Weatherbell winter outlook

...range forecasting. There are patterns in world weather systems that together give each year a unique character. By comparing springtime conditions to detailed data on past weather events they determine...

20 Oct, 2021| Science Notes

Stop Them If You've Heard It Before

...where things like increased urban flooding have occurred, it’s doubtful greenhouse gases are the cause since extreme precipitation rates haven’t changed. Nor has extreme weather generally gotten worse. So where’s...

06 Dec, 2022| Fact Checks

By the gardens of Bangladesh

...about trends in extreme weather: “Climatic extreme events such as cyclones and storm surges, flood, river erosion and salinity stress have been severely affecting agriculture, fishing or fish cultivation and...

21 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

The Supreme Scientists speak

...current rate of warming continues. These temperature increases are significant. As a result of the current warming of 1.0°C, the world is already experiencing more extreme weather, rising sea levels...

31 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Warm regards

...demonstrate that they exist. Corcoran quotes part of Layton’s motion, that “Extreme weather is already causing massive damage to Toronto-area infrastructure, homes, services and businesses. According to the Insurance Bureau...

03 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Don't Panic!

...warming since 1950 is probably man-made, but before 1950 it may have been mostly natural. It says there’s no clear connection between greenhouse gases and most forms of extreme weather...

03 Jan, 2021| Backgrounders

Free lack of money

...consequences of exceeding that threshold includes mass species extinctions, water shortages and extreme weather events that will be most devastating to the poorest countries least responsible for causing global warming.”...

28 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

City nights

...so they don’t seem very clear on whether there has been any net natural warming at all since the Crimean War.) Despite even the IPCC’s caution about extreme weather, NBC...

29 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Far be it from me to mention your criminal record

...extreme weather has become such an essential component of the scare campaign that it shows up constantly when it’s hot. Let a scorching wind from the Sahara hit Europe and...

03 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

A PhD in sounding like an expert

...Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo where “His research focuses on innovative strategies designed to reduce the economic impacts of extreme weather and climate change.” On the...

20 May, 2020| OP ED Watch

Putting the Heat on Climate Dogmatism

...have data back to the late 1800s, official Canada-wide weather records only begin in 1948. The world’s atmosphere now has complete coverage from weather satellites, but that record only starts...

04 Jul, 2022| Backgrounders

Climate Catastrophe

...high. The air and water is cleaner, especially in wealthy countries. And the number of people dying from extreme weather events is down by over 90 percent since 1900 even...

15 Jan, 2020| Backgrounders

What little we know

...may have other, vastly unequal effects — drought in lands of plenty, perhaps, or fierce storms in areas that are normally untouched by extreme weather. That could lead to political...

20 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Climate Emergency Tour: Disaster Fatality Edition

...faded to almost nothing. Using Oxford University's Our World in Data website we plotted the total annual deaths from floods, extreme weather, heatwaves, drought and wildfires. The numbers tell the...

18 Dec, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

Remember snow?

...with extreme weather ravaging continents, if it goes up by another 0.4° we’re in even worse trouble and if it’s another 0.9° children won’t know what civilization is, or possibly...

11 May, 2022| News Roundup

Shocked by ice

...goes all in on extreme weather, riding cyclone Idai in Mozambique. But the reason so many people died in Mozambique is that it’s a poor country, not that it got...

03 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

All hail the downward trend in hail storms

...he suggested that aircraft contrails may play a role in suppressing them. It’s just a conjecture. But whatever the cause, the data show that this aspect of extreme weather is...

18 May, 2022| Science Notes

Have a cold one

...by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that uses a 30 year moving average to create a “new normal”. The Times of course drags in extreme weather: “Updated every 10...

19 May, 2021| News Roundup

Yes, that Little Ice Age

...blowing and they don’t give you context. They don’t tell you about how it felt to be in that extreme weather. I think there’s something to be said about combining...

20 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

Warming turns your face red

...in France and Germany during the 2019 heatwaves.” So there’s one example. As for the rest, “Estimating the real-world response of power plants to extreme weather is difficult due to...

24 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

Something odd about the weather

...climate change. It’s just some weather. We all know the jibes about predicting the weather. (Though it is surely fair to ask with Daniel Turner of the Daily Caller if...

10 Jun, 2020| News Roundup

Hot is climate, cold is weather part 63

...the story. Just as “Cold blast to bring record-breaking temperatures to large part of U.S. this week” is merely weather whereas “Summer heatwaves ‘killed record number of pensioners’” is definitely...

09 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Climatey weather snow thingy

...The state of Victoria, Australia just posted its coldest-ever November temperature while “Western Australia braces for unseasonal cold spring weather as front moves across state.” More weird weather for sure....

23 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Now you see it, now you do

...week of weather to describe climate change is problematic and may reveal a lack of understanding of weather and climate.” Glad to hear it. So if we stop pointing to...

30 Oct, 2019| OP ED Watch

Whatever you do, don't mention the climate

...of cold-related deaths in Britain had “extreme cold snap” and “severe weather warnings” and the closure of Britain’s busiest highway, the M25 that circles London, as well as flight cancellations....

18 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

A broken temperature record

A friend recently wrote to suggest we launch a game to see how far into any story about bad weather you have to read before they mention climate change. And...

23 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Big Trouble in the Little Ice Age

...a very different picture, namely that warming brought good weather and cooling was the problem. Narrator “The generally stable weather of the Medieval Warm Period was an unqualified blessing for...

05 Apr, 2022| Backgrounders

Weather or not

...1888, 2001, 1959, 1903, 1991 and 1912. It’s just weather. As with The Weather Network’s May 16 headline “It never ends: Snowfall forecast for these six provinces this week”. They...

25 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

Baby it's cold outside

...possible that Australia would get its first mainland white Christmas since 2006. It was however just weather, obviously: “Short bursts of cold weather are far from unprecedented in early summer...

21 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

The mouse that roared

...heat content, ocean acidity, sea level, area burned in the United States, and extreme weather and associated damage costs have all been trending upward”. These statements, alas, belong in the...

13 Nov, 2019| News Roundup

How many degrees have you got?

...for posting claims of increases in extreme weather cribbed from environmental activists and said their hearing on the subject “spreads lies”. At the Climate Discussion Nexus we are far more...

03 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Climate climate everywhere

...by emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, melting ice will raise sea levels and extreme weather events are expected to become more frequent and intensify, battering vulnerable coastlines around the world”.)...

11 Mar, 2020| News Roundup

And great was the fall of it

...any quick check whether they’re remotely plausible. No one fact checks off-hand lines like “an unprecedented surge of extreme weather as wildfires devastated the American West, hurricanes lashed tropical coastlines...

16 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Trust us, it's for your own good

...— are on course to hit taxpayers and the housing market as the effects of climate change worsen, a POLITICO analysis finds”. The problem here is that extreme weather is...

17 Jun, 2020| News Roundup

The debate is closed

...threat to communities and watersheds throughout the province, according to a new report released today. The increase in extreme weather events brought on by climate change intensifies this threat: severe...

20 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

Green death

...the sea and extreme weather events”. He quotes Nobel prize winner and theoretical physicist Richard Feynman that “It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart...

03 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

The war on nothing

One reason scary words aren’t leading to effective action is that many of them are obviously wrong. The apocalyptarians talk a great deal about extreme weather and disasters. But the...

12 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

Tempest in a blog post

With everyone suddenly an expert on extreme weather, an actual scientist threatens to spoil the fun. Dr. Judith Curry, former chair of Earth Sciences at Georgia Tech, spent much of...

27 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

Candidates, candidates everywhere

...the links between extreme weather events and climate change, but every cold snap gets trumpeted by those who deny the scientific evidence for global warming.” Regrettably “people may become inured...

13 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

Let's do it here

...with a spectacular capacity for failing upwards. And for making sonorous nonsense sound like wisdom. For instance, that story says, “With more frequent extreme weather, massive wildfires and natural disasters...

29 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

It's snow laughing matter

...been a decline in extreme cold waves (and windstorms) the overall picture is that weather has become less extreme. Also, the planet is no warmer today than it was in...

06 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

What do they really think?

...of those extreme weather events, with 51% being of Native American descent, 31% Latino, 30% Asian, 29% Black and 18% white, according to the report.” But if anyone including him...

06 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

Dam nonsense

...collapsed due to bungling before. As have claims about extreme weather. The louder the yelling gets about reputable scientists versus denialisticismists or whatever we’re now being called, the less the...

21 Aug, 2019| OP ED Watch

It's gone

...the extreme weather, pretending they already did. So bye bye marsh, polar bear, merlot and anything else you like (including tropical forests, about to go crackle whoosh). Hello cannibal wolf...

27 May, 2020| News Roundup

Speaking of predictions

...is quite reasonable but their explanation interlaces sensible points with hyperbole about extreme weather, bad math about warming, and scare stories. The piece starts fairly well, warning that “Kerry is...

03 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Proof positive of... nothing

...New York Times reported in what seems to be its “Extreme Weather” section, did eight other cities while four more tied records. And “A number of other places came close...

12 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

Who let it snow let it snow let it snow?

...random weather: “The network’s winter outlook says a La Nina — a weather pattern characterized by cold ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean — is returning for a rare...

07 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

They just won't know what snowboarding is

...the weather in December 2100. Speaking of weather forecasts, Paul Dorian predicts that “Winter will not loosen its grip anytime soon in the eastern US”. So we close this item...

26 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

Speaking of predictions

...relationship between atmospheric CO2 and temperature delivered a cool spring and “Summer weather has been unusually slow to arrive across most of the country this year.” Now we know weather...

26 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

A reminder that cold is worse than heat

...fall, even committed alarmists secretly know that warmer weather is better. On Dec. 28 NBC sighed with relief that: “Warmer weather is expected to spread across much of the United...

11 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

Anthropogenic influence on extreme rainfall

...to be more extreme than it otherwise would have been. After all, they reason, what else could it be? We now have an answer to that question based on a...

01 Jul, 2020| Science Notes

Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded

NBC blares that “Extreme heat in cities a growing problem as climate warms, study finds/ People flocking to cities in rapidly urbanizing areas such as southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa...

03 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

More evidence of things not seen

...weather in the U.S. It involves cooler sea surface temperatures and strong east-to-west winds in the Pacific Ocean, and it affects weather around the globe.” Eh? Cooler sea surface temperatures?...

08 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Believing is seeing

...them with green chrism. Likewise, in a year-end denialism-has-ended-again-due-to-extreme-weather-evidence snoozer quoting such neutral observers as Katherine Hayhoe and Naomi Oreskes, Discover magazine says “Surveys show rising alarm about climate change....

12 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

The not so great green fleet

...significant increase in convective storms, and hail and severe thunderstorms.” Never you mind, lubber. “We will see more extreme heat events such as the record-setting heatwaves in the normally temperate...

22 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

A timely reminder that cold kills

Via NoTricksZone we learn of a new study in The Lancet that confirms what many other authors have found: Cold weather kills more people than hot weather. A lot more....

20 Oct, 2021| Science Notes

Greenland is burning up! Uh... never mind

Via Watts Up With That we learn that a claim of an all-time temperature record of between 2.7 and 4.7 degrees C at Greenland’s Summit weather station, which triggered worldwide...

21 Aug, 2019| News Roundup

Just weather

...National Weather Service, with temperatures some 25 degrees below normal in spots” the Post would have treated it as vindication of the Earth Day gab-fests on stopping global warming. But...

28 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

Because we never used to have wildfires

...good weather on another day is too. Instead, the comparison with some unseen, imagined alternative is only employed when we have bad weather and the assumption is always that the...

24 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Oh Gaia I'm soooo depressed

...of extreme weather are preventing us from a really bitter ecofeminist panic. “Disasters, as forms of crisis, can offer opportunities to more sharply focus on historical and ongoing inequalities,” they...

11 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

Dust to Beijing

...change and extreme weather have made SDS [sand and dust storms] a threat to more than 150 countries, causing economic damage and threatening health.” And in 2018 it was “Climate...

24 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

Speaking of your livelihood

...weather that we've never seen before. Forest fires ravaging our country in extreme circumstances that we've also never seen before. People can't breathe the air. People are seeing flooding, heat...

01 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Here come the dissenters

...Here let us repeat that Lomborg is not any sort of “denier”. He makes rational points about supposed increases in extreme weather, the comparative deadliness of cold v heat and...

22 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

So what should we do?

...mature, dependable, safe technologies ready to go. And if you believe one quarter of the yelling about extreme weather and social collapse and mass death if we don’t cut net...

18 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

1919 or 2019? Back to Ranfurly

...in extreme weather, all of it bad, from floods to droughts to “extreme rainfall events”. So we’re going to revisit some of the same places whose temperature we charted in...

27 May, 2020| 1919 or 2019

Climategate 10 years later

...tend to focus on arguments about low climate sensitivity and the lack of warming-induced extreme weather, and they quote the IPCC a lot. Alarmists talk about the climate crisis and...

20 Nov, 2019| News Roundup

The IPCC would have you know

...raves “Deadly with extreme weather now, climate change is about to get so much worse. It is likely going to make the world sicker, hungrier, poorer, gloomier and way more...

09 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Floods: the new same old

In its 2012 report on extreme weather the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that there was little evidence of changes in the magnitude and frequency of floods regionally and...

05 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

All bad all the time

...CO2-driven climate change on human health and welfare are complex, ranging from greater incidence of extreme weather events, more frequent storm-surge flooding, and increased risk of crop failure (Duffy et...

09 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

CBC admits error... sort of

...one. If you’re a journalist, don’t invent extreme weather. The corrected story is here. But, Muir tells us, the CBC promptly put the inaccurate claims into a new story. And...

13 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

Warming pandemic

...exceptional driving experience”. And of course “407 ETR recognizes the effects of increased frequency of extreme weather events due to climate change, such as heavy rainfall resulting in flooding and...

20 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

So not a climate scientist, then

...easily be far better informed than they are. So what does he say? Well, before he’s cleared the “Introduction” he’s gotten rid of the increase in extreme weather, melting Greenland...

26 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Fox viewers know more about climate

...admit to the uncertainties, don’t invent extreme weather, and speak politely to skeptics. As Eric Worrall put it in commenting on Crawley’s piece “Until activists produce evidence there actually is...

26 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Experts say

...had risen at least 5°C since 1870, that the number of people dying from extreme weather had risen sharply since the 1920s (the real figure is a 95% decrease) and,...

28 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Cold kills yet again

...we have previously reported, cold kills far more often and reliably than heat. For that reason, if the number of extremely hot days goes up and the number of extremely...

09 Oct, 2019| Science Notes

Speaking of math

A piece in “The Conversation,” whose slogan is “Academic rigour, journalistic flair”, just hyped the sexy new “attribution science” that claims to attribute specific weather events to climate change even...

15 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Is it wet or dry down here?

...in ’52. As in 1852. And proxies suggest that by and large, over the last 2,000 years, Australian weather has been extremely nasty with drought predominating, while the middle of...

23 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Can't say we didn't try

...the blast of climate-change-driven extreme weather last year “we saw growing consensus on the need to act with urgency”… as we were told to.) Trudeau may well be telling them...

26 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

Is Toronto burning?

...that we’re seeing unprecedented extreme weather without bothering to look it up. They don’t check current records to see whether the number of forest fires and floods is increasing before...

29 May, 2019| News Roundup

When in doubt, blame Bush

...word, that extreme weather is rumbling ominously toward us but when it arrives we probably won’t even notice. The implication is that your failure to notice only means you’re thick:...

06 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

Experts say

...been heard of, let alone gone through its climate change phase. Extreme weather happens at the strangest times. (Just as having 10 named storms hit the U.S. mainland breaks a...

14 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

Come fire and high water from... cars in Kelowna?

...to more floods, where’s the warming? Narrator For instance, in a special study on extreme weather in 2012, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change itself concluded: “In the...

10 May, 2020| Fact Checks

Question everything, except you-know-what

...how to talk to kids about the increase in extreme weather. And you guessed it. You tell them the science is settled, all these hurricanes and fires and what-all are...

14 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

Not King Canute

...of which may be associated with global warming.” What’s especially remarkable is that you can have extreme weather that’s not proof positive of climate breakdown. Or maybe it’s not remarkable...

19 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

So about that stable climate

...Revelation”, which is how he described the supposedly extreme weather conditions prevailing 15 years ago, which awkwardly is before climate change really hit us according to more up-to-date alarmists? Or...

19 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

Climate Emergecy Tour: St. John's Edition

...looks low but the year is incomplete): And despite great rhetorical gusts about an increase in extreme weather, wind speed is not going up. Instead as in many Canadian cities...

23 Oct, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

A great wind

Climate alarmists frequently claim increased extreme weather proves pernicious human impact on the environment. Even if they have to invent it, as with British media gullibly reprinting a recent study...

20 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

It's... it's... impossible

...and Diplomacy” from the Fletcher School, which apparently invented this cumbersome thing. Cliff Mass begs to differ. He puts forward the “Golden Rule of Climate Extremes” that “The more extreme...

31 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

What if climate catastrophe made life better?

...a story at odds with the dominant doom-and-gloom narrative. But Eschenbach wisely picked one statistic central to the claim that a warming planet will bring lethal increases in extreme weather:...

27 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

The wreck of the Great Lakes

...world’s surface freshwater and thus of the diatoms, well, kaff thud we all go. We also get extreme weather, which you saw coming rhetorically if not out your window: “with...

16 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

I'm not a climate scientist but...

...as adaptation, international economic spillovers, transition within industries and regions, as well as exceptional increases in extreme weather events.’ The projection by the budget watchdog is ‘a means to focus...

16 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Rats, climate change

...isolated species few in number on a small inhospitable island with no reservoir is vulnerable to extinction due to extreme weather conditions. Which the Western Pacific certainly has, and has...

22 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

Remember Portland?

...climate heating or whatever the scare term du jour is. But while these temperatures were extraordinary, it then cooled fast, so last week it was seeing very non-frightening weather, with...

14 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Big Trouble in Tropical Troposphere

...as well as some computer models’ predictions. Narrator Temperatures in the troposphere have been measured independently by weather satellites since 1979 and weather balloons since 1958, so there’s data we...

27 Aug, 2021| Crystal Ball

From the people who plan to control the weather

...saying red meat causes bad weather embody an assumption rather than proving a proposition. And second, they embody the assumption that someone somewhere has tracked out all the impacts of...

25 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

Ten years after the end of winter

...change but to “inclement weather”. Actually Reuters conceded that “Heavy snowfall is rare in Athens but the city has now been hit by snowstorms for a second consecutive year”. But...

02 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Just weather

...they’ll say OK, you can relax, climate change isn’t disrupting the jet stream. So no, it’s not just Ottawa and it’s not just weather. It’s winter and it came early...

20 Nov, 2019| News Roundup

Snowing on their parade

...snowfall is just the weather we get whereas climate is the weather we expect to get. Or, how shall we put it delicately, the weather we’re definitely not getting, whether...

02 Oct, 2019| News Roundup

Here come the refugees

...weather patterns had not changed. The difference between what we would have predicted, based on the counterfactual weather, and what actually occurred reflects the influence of climate change.” So any...

17 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

And this time last year...

A perceptive reader suggests to us that instead of colouring 26°C charred red on weather maps that used to show it as pleasant green, weather forecasts might usefully also list...

14 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

Of moonshine and sunshine

As we noted last week, and most weeks prior, the computer models are terrible at making predictions. And then we cited Weatherbell’s prediction based instead on past weather patterns that...

27 Oct, 2021| OP ED Watch

IPCC AR6: Low-likelihood, high-impact events, unspun edition

...occurrence of LLHI events linked to climate extremes is generally associated with low confidence, but cannot be excluded, especially at global warming levels above 4°C. Compound events, including concurrent extremes,...

17 Nov, 2021| Science Notes

Everybody knows: BC droughts are worse than ever

...occurred that were more extreme than recent ‘severe’ events like those in 2003 and 2009. Recent droughts are therefore not anomalous relative to the ~400-year pre-instrumental record and should be...

19 Oct, 2022| Science Notes

Rainstorms, eh?

...routinely analyze the data, and they publish their analyses. Indeed a few years ago the weather folks at Environment Canada went over all the numbers on short-duration downpours across Canada...

05 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Oil industry hit by climate change

...is a thing of the past are dismissed with a patronizing sneer about weather not being the same as climate. For instance, the Telegraph said “Spring frosts, extreme summer drought...

13 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

1919 or 2019?

...to climate change, it’s more extreme, it’s bad and so are you. But what if the weather today is not much different than, say, a hundred years ago? Impossible, right?...

11 Mar, 2020| 1919 or 2019

Death by climate

...dying from climate change because it says so on the death certificate. Though if they start doing this it won’t be long before they have to add weather as another...

27 May, 2020| OP ED Watch

The only thing worse than warming

...hot weather. Based on a sample from Rhode Island, the study authors found that colder-than-normal weather led to 10 times the number of excess deaths as warmer-than-normal weather. Under future...

10 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Historic climate event

We already noted the irony that the great September 27 strike for climate was followed immediately by cold weather and even snow in western North America. Well now NBC and...

16 Oct, 2019| News Roundup

Here comes the moon

...The Climate Alarm Network formerly known as the Weather Network blares that “Moon’s ‘wobble’ to amplify coastal flooding due to climate change, says NASA”. And CTV, quick to spot the...

21 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

Tick tick tick

...means ticks thrive in hot weather, right? Yes. Or, maybe no. They also like cool, wet weather. Either way it’s probably your fault. The increasing risk is real. In Ottawa,...

24 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

We told you we told you so

...Ice Age. But it’s not. It is coming from the global warming and it threatens all the normal weather patterns.” And of course in reporting his remarks CBS went into...

24 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

But but the models...

...created a model that links weather and climate – answering the question of why climate models can be reliable despite weather being changeable and chaotic.” So here instead we quote...

20 Oct, 2021| OP ED Watch

So now it's drought

...Times David Leonhardt just said in the US Midwest “The main cause of the floods is extreme rain. The 12-month period ending in May was the wettest 12 months over...

19 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Back to droughts

...that recent ‘extreme’ events fall within a natural range of multi-century variability means that rather than being considered anomalies, extreme droughts should be expected and incorporated into drought management strategies.”...

10 Nov, 2021| Science Notes

Lies, d**n lies and rainfall data

...in this regard is extreme rainfall, because one of the simplistic truisms of climate science is that warmer air can hold more water ergo we should find extreme rainfall events...

20 Apr, 2022| Science Notes

Urban Flooding - It's Not About Climate

...in the summer. And from our look at it here, the extreme rainfall events haven’t increased. I’m aware that many people have noticed that some extremes have gone up in...

31 Jul, 2019| Fact Checks

1919 or 2019? Atlin BC

...contestants have told us they look for the series with higher volatility to spot the 2019 record because of the supposed increase in extreme weather. Others look for the series...

06 May, 2020| 1919 or 2019

Seeing the forest for the trees

...states.” Bosh. As we’ve repeatedly documented, not even the IPCC says extreme weather is increasing. And it was warmer than today at numerous points “since the last ice age”, more...

20 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

Reef knot

...overfishing and unsustainable coastal development.” None of which is climate change unless you blame the storms on a CO2-driven rise in extreme weather. However, the report goes on to predict...

27 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

We're so sneaky

...warming could also lead to extreme rainfall, affecting living conditions and the ability to grow crops. At the same time, other parts of the world would become uninhabitable as a...

24 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Arctic in flames, film at 11

...2/3 of a degree. It also turns out that Verkhoyansk is known for weather extremes including a remarkable range between its bitter lows (average monthly temperature in January -45.4° C)...

08 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

Stupid Alps

...In the Alps however, located at the crossroads between the Mediterranean and Atlantic weather systems, the differences are extremely localized.” A bit of a contradiction there. But let’s not get...

05 May, 2021| News Roundup

Scientists say (5)

...instalment we quote them on deaths due to extreme temperatures. Yes, heatwaves are bad, and yes, if the world warms we’ll have more. But cold snaps are also bad and...

27 Jan, 2021| Science Notes

Henderson the carbon king

...more could a progressive outfit ask than for capitalists to change the weather? But what if it works? What if, for a mere $1 billion, Google, Facebook and other heroes...

20 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

Putting the war in warming

...the continent face higher levels of risk to extreme weather events, that study adds, as climate change makes them more frequent and more severe, outpacing the countries’ ability to adapt.”...

23 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Scare stories we could do without

...awkward point that if the number has risen steadily since 1972, you either think climate change has been causing extreme weather for 50 years or you’re just throwing in a...

14 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

So does Canada get serious?

...trends in extreme weather? Is there one provincial premier? As Binnion recently discovered to his dismay, the Quebec government and premier François Legault really think it’s OK to use fossil...

23 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Where are the boiling hurricanes of tomorrow?

...immune from the devastating consequences of climate change. Rising temperatures are fueling environmental degradation, natural disasters, weather extremes, food and water insecurity, economic disruption, conflict, and terrorism. Sea levels are...

17 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

Washing away the economy

...obnoxious habit of seizing on a recent extreme weather event nobody predicted as proof of the theory that didn’t predict it. “Over the past two weeks, storms pummelling the New...

02 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

A century of drought in East Africa

From CO2Science: Droughts are a normal feature of climate capable of causing some of the most devastating natural disasters. And according to climate alarmist theory, such extreme weather events should...

02 Sep, 2020| Science Notes

Debate ends... again

...warning from the Met Office that the age of extreme weather has just begun.” In case you’re thinking it’s all getting rather stale, he does up the shrillness by rebranding...

04 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

We'll see your glacier and raise you an ocean

...and climate change. See “tornadoes are small. That makes them harder to model, and modeling is the primary tool that scientists use when attributing extreme weather events to climate change....

22 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Hitting the beach

...And insurance companies who warn constantly of increases in extreme weather would be refusing to insure them. In short, follow the money, or watch what they do, not what they...

08 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

Aargh, what's this, scientific debate?

...say the Little Ice Age and the Medieval Warm Period existed. It claims that extreme weather increased dramatically as the planet cooled from the latter into the former, thus violating...

05 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Bad on you, mate

...anxiety, not just because of all the extreme weather we’ve been having, but also because Australians fear that they are losing out on an economic opportunity.” One politicians and journalists...

01 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Must... have... oil...

...from the mass extinction of species to extreme weather and ecosystem changes that threaten global stability.” Scary yet vague. We’re not quite ready to open the sixth seal. But we...

11 Mar, 2020| News Roundup

Tornado roundup

...in, she quotes from the latest AR6 that “attribution of certain classes of extreme weather (eg, tornadoes) is beyond current modelling & theoretical capabilities”. Anyone claiming the story is simple...

22 Dec, 2021| Science Notes

And the kitchen sink too

...cubs. Finally, he says and we say told you so, extreme weather has not increased. Every politician, activist and online loudmouth hollers about hurricanes and wildfires. But not even the...

09 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

The end of winter, spring 2020 edition

...Or the wet early spring across much of the American south? Well see, it’s all about the extreme weather. “It’s this variability that leaves many wondering what the long-term trends...

04 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

Not everyone got the memo

...change is accelerating with deadly consequences. The ecological systems that have sustained human life and societies for generations are being severely damaged by increasing heat and worsening extreme weather events.”...

21 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Dare you to post it on Facebook

...guessed what the source is for this: the IPCC’s 2012 Special Report on Extreme Weather which reported (p. 176) “In the United States and Canada during the 20th century and...

21 Apr, 2021| Science Notes

Oh heh heh that invented data

The BBC, Paul Homewood notes, has been forced to retract fake claims about extreme weather based on a now discredited paper by Britain’s IPPR that we mentioned last week. Typically,...

06 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

IPCC Atlas on severe wind storms

We recently reported on the IPCC’s new map-based Atlas showing compilations of research on historical trends in all manner of climate data, including measures of extreme weather. Since politicians and...

21 Sep, 2022| Science Notes

The nub of the gist

...comments on our own website show all too well, alarmists very often take an “extreme weather has increased, case closed” approach to the complexities of climate. The first step in...

18 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

Dry scientific findings

...they have no clear reason to do so, almost as if the “extreme weather” mantra has convinced them dry conditions are an unprecedented novelty. But occasionally a glimmer of science...

29 Apr, 2020| Science Notes

Scientists don't say

...losses due to extreme weather. Economists and environmentalists had pushed the Biden administration to fundamentally change the climate modeling that's used to calculate social costs in ways that would increase...

17 Mar, 2021| OP ED Watch

It's all over

...developing countries far short of the funds they need to build cleaner energy and cope with extreme weather. And it leaves unresolved the crucial question of exactly how the burden...

17 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

Comrade Rickford misspeaks

...is that politicians can even get themselves in trouble for quoting the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, with its very cautious assessments of things like extreme weather, rather than...

18 Dec, 2019| News Roundup

Don't let it snow

...course one explanation is to retreat into vagueness, blaming “extreme weather” on “climate change”. But as we have noted and will continue doing until it becomes as tedious as shoveling...

28 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

When scientists rebel

...in their adversaries, have no idea that the physics behind the models is not “simple”, that the data are not conclusive, that extreme weather is not demonstrably increasing or that,...

10 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

There they go again

...few weeks alone, extreme weather events continue to sweep the nation from the severe wildfires of the West to the devastating Midwest derecho and damaging Gulf Coast hurricanes,’ said Rostin...

16 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Carbon catch and release?

...to note, the problem with linking GHGs to an increase in extreme weather is that no such increase has occurred, making the alleged causal mechanism highly problematic, to say the...

20 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

Blimey, a climate emergency

...And Extinction Rebellion’s claims are almost without exception a load of codswallop unsupported by the facts about temperature, extreme weather or anything else including that politicians and the press had...

08 May, 2019| News Roundup

The plane truth

...she’d flown to Newfoundland the previous week to host a “Climate Change Roundtable” and make various ill-founded remarks about extreme weather. It was especially awkward that while in Newfoundland she...

05 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

A rising tide lowers all standards

...heat waves, hurricanes, and other extreme weather—that much is widely understood. The larger problem is that the overheated atmosphere has in turn overheated the oceans, assuring a catastrophic amount of...

12 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

The Great Lakes Climate Crisis

...you with phony alarmist claims about increasing rates of extreme weather or rising, falling or fluctuating Great Lakes water levels. I’m trying to get a discussion going that’s focused on...

30 Oct, 2019| Fact Checks

Stable instability

...the Earth’s climate is unstable in one single direction namely a runaway greenhouse effect with extreme weather, everything bad getting worse and everything good getting bad. If this vision were...

26 Aug, 2020| OP ED Watch

Worse than we thought

...it, because it’s always worse than it is. “Warmer water will generate hurricanes and extreme weather like that, so there are definitely implications from our work,” said one of the...

19 Feb, 2020| News Roundup

You want another meeting?

...climate change, extreme weather is upon us and it’s time to plant trees and “lift plans for clean, green, healthy and resilient communities at home towards action for the whole...

08 Jan, 2020| News Roundup

Fueling their anger

...Prime Minister said “Floods, fires, heat waves, tornadoes – extreme weather phenomena are becoming more intense and more frequent, threatening communities across the country.” And Neil Young, who lost his...

24 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

The danger of looking things up

...National Archive in Chester Hill and found the actual handwritten records for the nearby official weather station at Brewarrina, showing 50.6°C on that day. Strange that the meteorological authorities couldn’t...

15 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

Climate Emergency Tour: Hurricane Edition

...extreme weather, which they claim to prove by pointing to whichever hurricane just happened. Obviously hurricanes have been happening since long before the SUV or even Model T. But wait....

27 Nov, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

Fools pedal in...

...well-being, including their ability to deal with inevitable extreme weather events? They don’t know and apparently don’t care. For all his willingness to challenge conventional wisdom on a variety of...

12 Feb, 2020| News Roundup

IPCC AR6: Tropical cyclones, unspun edition

Most attention in popular climate discussions is focused on extreme weather, especially hurricanes, tornadoes and heavy rainstorms. So we turn this week to hurricanes that form in or near the...

15 Sep, 2021| Science Notes

IPCC AR6: Flooding, unspun edition

...big topics of the day, especially apocalyptic extreme weather and the like. Last week it was precipitation and this week it’s floods. The new report begins its discussion in Section...

25 Aug, 2021| Science Notes

CDN by the lake

...out the extremes. In cool places and winter seasons, we heat and we insulate, using every trick in the book to keep deadly cold at bay. And when it’s hot...

27 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

Debate ends, spike at 11

...Little Ice Age, for example, reached its extreme point in the 15th century in the Pacific Ocean, the 17th century in Europe and the 19th century elsewhere, says one of...

31 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

All bad all the time

One curious feature of climate alarmism is that if there’s bad weather we’re told it’s because the Earth warmed, as if we know what it would have been like otherwise....

08 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Drought, heat, climate disaster

It was bound to happen. After a chilly spring due to weather, a hot dry spell in the United States caused by climate change is the harbinger of doom. According...

23 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

The end of what?

...periods of snow, ice, heavy rainfall and arctic cold will result in highly disruptive weather through Friday for millions from coast-to-coast”. And in DC itself, as of March 12, the...

16 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

The insurance company gets it

...are destabilizing the weather and wrecking your house and it serves you right. And indeed his insurance company more or less did tell him so, just more tactfully: “The increased...

09 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Satellite vs satellite

Atmospheric temperature data from weather satellites has long been a thorn in the side of alarmists because it tends to show less warming than computer models predict or surface thermometers...

22 May, 2019| Science Notes

Skin in the game

...purity of what I love is being destroyed…. today’s dialogue on climate and weather in reality have little to do with climate and weather. That’s the biggest shame of all.”...

20 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

A linen shroud for your horny crab?

...email teaser from Gizmodo said “Linen Is the Hot New Fabric of Summer Because of Climate Change”. Right. Because nobody wore linen in hot weather until… well, roughly 30,000 years...

18 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

Henderson the climate king

...doing so fail horribly. As Williams points out, efforts to alter the weather have been going on for a long time, sometimes through mechanisms hard to understand in retrospect. For...

28 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

Climate crisis in California

...in two ways. First, it makes no attempt to downplay the severity of the weather horrors regularly inflicted on the residents of the Southern and Central California regions. The 19th...

11 Jan, 2023| Science Notes

Help help Montreal is melting

...North America as a whole has been getting more snow coverage in recent years, not less. Ah, but that’s just weather. Montreal is having climate. We are often lectured that...

13 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Chilly down there?

...for the new normal never-ending heat waves suddenly to end. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, which like all government media is all in on climate change, “The cold weather...

06 May, 2020| News Roundup

Heatwaves then and now

Via a CDN correspondent we recently learned of the remarkable website weatherstats.ca. It lets you see today's temperature across the country at a glance. But of far more interest to...

03 Jul, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

We have ways to make you notice

...attributed to our changing climate.” Which again misrepresents both the science and people’s actual experience, which is that the weather is weathery as always. As a reader/viewer reminds us, for...

27 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

Don't tell the polar bears

Last week we introduced the website weatherstats.ca from which you can easily obtain long term charts of all kinds of historical weather data for Canadian locations. Once upon a time...

10 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Eat us last please. Will Sunday do?

...They say “There are many Canadians across the political spectrum who want to talk about our energy future, but don’t share the black or white extreme views.” The “extreme” views...

13 Nov, 2019| OP ED Watch

Trees schmees

...of the province has experienced prolonged drought and extreme heat over the last two summers, and the seedlings have shallow root systems that don’t reach beyond the very dry layers...

11 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

A 654-year streamflow history of Argentina's Neuquen River

From the CO2Science Archive: Climate alarmists continue to claim that global warming will lead to more extreme (both high- and low-volume) river flows, characteristic of more extreme drought and flood...

11 Jan, 2023| Science Notes

Here comes the rain

...especially Donald Trump. Leonhardt says the rain is exceptionally heavy and such events are “the new normal”. And the data say otherwise. According to Leonhardt, “Extreme rain is the new...

17 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Cherries in the rain

...claim in the 2017 US National Climate Assessment that greenhouse gases were behind an upward trend in American 20th century extreme precipitation trends. Using data from cities across the US...

27 Nov, 2019| Science Notes

Run in circles, scream and shout

Edmundston, NB, like Halifax and Vancouver, declares a climate change emergency. The mayor alleges “torrential rains and extreme flood events, increased frequency and intensity of extreme heat, and the proliferation...

27 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

Scare stories that didn't happen

...When baseline temperatures are higher, as they are in a world that has warmed nearly 2 degrees since 1900, extreme heat will likely be even more extreme.” Now that figure...

14 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

You can't just turn down the sun?

...cold weather (seriously, experienced gardeners keep insisting that CDN not attempt to put any seedlings in the ground until the Victoria Day weekend because… it’s too cold right now), it...

27 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

Yes it's real

In the Financial Post, Henry Geraedts writes that “what actually happened” at the UN’s COP26 Glasgow Climate Change confab last November was extremely significant. “Net Zero’s magical thinking met unyielding...

19 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

A drought of common sense

...including the Weather Channel. It’s hard to keep up; it seems only yesterday the US National Assessment was alarmed that the US was suffering from a century-long increase in extreme...

22 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

If I could walk that way...

...people.” But to his discredit he then parroted the extreme alarmism in response to which massive civil disobedience is the logical result: “All these young people feel nothing is ever...

27 Oct, 2021| OP ED Watch

Fluctuations in air temperature and certain cloud parameters

...of the extremes of climatic parameters, such as temperature, storminess, precipitation, etc., an obvious point being that Global Warming might be responsible.” What was done: Erlykin et al. report results...

13 Jul, 2022| Science Notes

Believing is seeing

...pirouette with “St. Louis, Death Valley and now Dallas: Why ‘1,000-year’ floods suddenly seem so common… climate researchers say a warmer atmosphere has juiced the potential for extreme rainfall and...

07 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

Where are the hurricanes of yesteryear?

Weather sure is complicated. But climate is dead simple, we’re told. Even a schoolgirl can understand it and all voters are meant to lean in to fix it… until you...

21 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

1919 or 2019? London Ontario Edition

London Ontario, down there in tornado alley, is accustomed to the vagaries of weather and the ability of an ordinary thunderstorm to turn into an anything-but-ordinary funnel cloud. Is this...

01 Jul, 2020| 1919 or 2019

All that glitters

...the troposphere? Does it even matter at the Earth's surface? Will it be harmful? How does it affect weather extremes? None of these questions are settled. Breathless claims of 5-sigma...

20 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Philly turns to cheese steak as...

...the “Current Results” site offering “weather and science facts,” while conceding that the City of Brotherly Love was at its steamiest on July 3, 1966 and July 10, 1936, helpfully...

24 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

Looking for patterns

...pondering the question of Canadian temperature records more generally. And here’s something worth noting. In Wikipedia’s list of extreme temperatures in Canada by province or territory, the all-time highs for...

27 Oct, 2021| OP ED Watch

We just fiddle this dial here and...

...weather patterns and extremes in temperate zones.” Only in bad ways, of course, the science being settled that all impacts of warming are bad. Thus “Positive-feedback loops risk the release...

28 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

Good COP, bad COP

...“The world is already experiencing increasingly erratic weather, including stronger storms and more unpredictable and extreme rainfall patterns, leading to deluges in some places and droughts in others. Even if...

02 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

This just in

...alive.’” Though what steps they could take to change the weather measurably in the next four years wasn’t totally clear. The UK government media outlet then committed a true howler,...

18 May, 2022| News Roundup

The elephant in the Arctic

...northern tip of Greenland.” And in their enthusiasm they are overlooking the extreme political incorrectness of the news that “During the region’s warm period, when average temperatures were 20 to...

14 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

That was then, drought edition

...how climate change has shaped the disaster, but they know that global warming is sharply increasing the likelihood of extreme rain in the South Asia, home to a quarter of...

07 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

Everybody knows: climate change means more wind storms

...data friends at weatherstats.ca to obtain the available record on annual maximum wind gusts back to 1955. Here it is: https://fredericton.weatherstats.ca/charts/wind_gust_speed-yearly.html Yes, what you’re seeing is a downward trend. The...

23 Nov, 2022| Science Notes

Some truly man-made warming

The Climate Research Unit or CRU at the University of East Anglia is one of a few places where weather data from around the world are gathered and analysed to...

03 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

The penguins don't get it

...to Japan. But those were just weather, with death, disruption and heartwarming tales of Washington zoo pandas “frolicking in the wintry conditions”. It used to be the case that unusual...

17 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

Not for sale, but...

...list the “Television & Multimedia”. Well, ABC, CBS, “Cheddar” (not comic relief or cheese, it’s a thing), NBC, MSNBC, two PBS programs, The Weather Channel (but you guessed), The Weather...

02 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

If it destroyed Iowa...

...of Engineers' flood management and hang their hopes on a weather cycle that will come to an end, experts say those who work in agriculture need to prepare for climate...

16 Oct, 2019| News Roundup

Europe is burning up! Uh... never mind

...“good weather forecasts” including by interpolating where we don’t have data. (And before you laugh, he says short-term weather forecasts are actually pretty good when done right.) Using this approach,...

21 Aug, 2019| News Roundup

Or you can just eat it

...like a packet of uncooked ramen noodles glued to a green party streamer than anything of the navigational or weather-observing variety. These odd jellyfish had one role in life: to...

08 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Common sense on the cob

...corn crop productivity. The result: changes in climate translated into improved growing conditions because farmers changed techniques to take advantage of new weather conditions. Quelle surprise: once we make realistic...

20 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

When was it again?

...in all of the world’s oceans”. And as we all know, hot weather only ever does bad things from killing nice birds, animals and coral to spreading nasty algae while...

30 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

The sun, the sea and European temperatures

...no hurricanes, or a pleasant summer and a mild fall? Well, the theory goes, that’s just nature at work. It’s weather. But how do we know? Perhaps we were in...

28 Oct, 2020| Science Notes

Dutch warming has nothing to do with CO2

...atmosphere, instead it happened unevenly, such as in a big jump in the 1980s. They also noticed that the weather in the Netherlands is strongly affected by which direction the...

13 Jul, 2022| Science Notes

In a Pickle over climate change

...any real lasting impacts from this kind of weather.” You get the idea? Life is weird and so is weather and it’s cool when something odd happens as long as...

17 Jun, 2020| News Roundup

When we get the new computers

A lot of people believe that inadequacies in modeling weather and climate are due to the fact that the computers are not yet fast enough to do the complex calculations...

24 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

1919 or 2019? Back to Ottawa

...foregone conclusion that the weather now is completely unlike the weather that befell the city back when Sir Robert Borden was Prime Minister. You be the judge. One of the...

15 Jul, 2020| 1919 or 2019

This just in: summer warmer than spring

...heat?” you just know what’s coming. It’s merely weather. In this case “Blame the jet stream”. Now you may think you know where the summer heat is: in the pages...

22 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

The dream dies hard

One day man will be able to predict the weather far into the future. Maybe. On his blog Cliff Mass notes that weather forecasts have improved in the short run...

06 Nov, 2019| OP ED Watch

Proof that carbon taxes work

...quite prepared to shrug and say that weather is variable. Thus Ottawa in our absence had its wettest Remembrance Day on record, proving nothing. But if the Canadian west were...

16 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Hotter than the hottest... uh...

...difference. But according to the online weather enthusiast “Ottawa Weather Records”, we in Canada’s capital are now tied for the fourth-highest number of days above 0°C in a year since...

16 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

Vancouver: Where's the climate emergency?

...alarm. And what does the emergency consist of? Radically different weather than in decades past? Only if rhetoric counts as rainfall. As Ross McKitrick notes in his Vancouver Sun column,...

31 Jul, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

IPCC AR6: Run-off, Streamflow and Flooding, Unspun Edition

...flows and decreased summer flows where streamflows are lower and that the observed increases in extreme precipitation led to greater probability of flooding at regional scales with medium confidence. [The...

01 Dec, 2021| Science Notes

Uh-oh, we just had the best decade ever

...extreme poverty to education, health care, human rights and more, the trends are not only going in the right direction but the speed of improvement is breathtaking. Even our ecological...

22 Jan, 2020| Science Notes

The fire next time

...when we’re “warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world” which has already “meant extreme heat, melting glaciers, thawing permafrost and rising sea levels” and “If you...

10 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

The snows of yesteryear

...than back then? (Or that periodically extreme cold does something like crack an LRT line in Edmonton, unlike the bucolic winters of our youth?) Maybe that climate is complicated and...

05 Feb, 2020| Science Notes

Precipitation in the Netherlands: 1906-2002

...“its incorrect use can lead to spuriously high probabilities of extreme precipitation levels.” Hence, using what they consider to be more appropriate and “more robust nonparametric techniques,” they found that...

01 Jun, 2022| Science Notes

IPCC AR6: Severe convective storms, unspun edition

...associated with extreme phenomena such as tornadoes, hail, heavy precipitation (rain or snow), strong winds, and lightning. The assessment of changes in severe convective storms in SREX (Chapter 3, Seneviratne...

03 Nov, 2021| Science Notes

Exactly the same as it wasn't

...years ago). The extreme ice loss caused more than three metres of average global sea level rise – and worryingly, it took less than 2˚C of ocean warming for it...

19 Feb, 2020| OP ED Watch

The RCP 8.5 Cheat

...They still used the same assumptions about radiative forcing per unit of GHGs. Rather, the surge in temperature came from a new extreme emission scenario called A1FI, which predicted a...

03 Oct, 2020| Fact Checks

Now is no time for quitting

...resilience in our most vulnerable communities, including a comprehensive strategy to protect Californians from extreme heat. With lives and livelihoods on the line, we cannot afford to delay.” It’s like...

05 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

Then they came for the lawn

...start to the Times’ text: “This has been a year of extreme heat and extreme drought across much of the planet. We’ve all seen the pictures: cracked earth, roaring wildfires,...

07 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

Warming means fewer hurricanes

...areas where the smaller number of hurricanes had a greater tendency to be extreme ones. This happened in the Northwest Pacific near Japan, east of Madagascar and in a tiny...

15 Jul, 2020| Science Notes

Do not ask questions

...they seem to have understood the website. On Fire was written by Naomi Klein, a controversial alarmist who pushes an extreme view on the need for radical climate policy to...

12 Feb, 2020| OP ED Watch

Back to heat deaths

...the CBC obliged with “What Canadians need to know about how climate change is affecting their health” followed by “Lancet report on health and climate highlights extreme heat, wildfire and...

10 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

When volcanoes go bad

...the coauthors that the sky is more or less literally on fire: “Due to more frequent and more intense wildfires, as well as other extreme events, the composition of the...

08 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

We the people in charge

...were extremely high. As the Washington Post noted with misplaced sympathy: “Justice Elena Kagan, writing for herself and fellow liberal justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor, countered that the...

06 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Scientists say

...shift can be accomplished in the US by 2030 (Ocasio-Cortez 2019). Such claims are simply too extreme to be defended as aspirational. The complete decarbonization of the global energy supply...

17 Mar, 2021| Science Notes

Saved by our valiant leaders, again and again

...cripple the economy. Unfortunately, it will be extremely difficult to do both at once.” And they never saw it coming. Plus he has to save the planet on the side....

01 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

Have a cool one

...stressed by ever-increasing demands for air conditioning and water. The Southeast faces increased hurricane risks. The heartland is seeing extremes of both heat and precipitation. In relatively cool places like...

25 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

Batty propaganda

...but winters are milder meaning Peter Stott’s quoted claim that “The frequency of extreme temperatures is increasing” is “ludicrous”. Besides, Homewood says, “daily temperature extremes are not increasing, in the...

24 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Not saving the world

Nature warns that (yawn) “Global warming will happen faster than we think”. Extreme weather political urgency emissions rising etc. The last underlining that, rhetoric notwithstanding, climate policy is in retreat....

27 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

1919 or 2019? Halifax Precipitation Edition

...Halifax, and if the doomsayers are right about increases in extreme weather, one of them should be totally unlike the other. One is the good old days of 1919 when...

03 Jun, 2020| 1919 or 2019

Money talks

...extreme weather or any of that fashionable talk. P.S. Ron Barmby, whose very readable Sunlight on Climate Change: A Heretic’s Guide to Global Climate Hysteria we recommend for the concerned...

28 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

The monsoons of death

...after five days of heavy monsoon rainfall unleashed devastating flooding, as officials said the annual deluge was the greatest in 25 years…. Experts believe such extreme weather events are intensifying...

09 Oct, 2019| OP ED Watch

Sneaking up on you

...that are either invisible, like CO2 and radiation, or extremely remote, like polar bears and coral reefs. Thus, the vast majority of people have no way of observing and verifying...

03 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

India starves as India feasts

...facts. Jayaraj quotes CNN that “India is also staring down the barrel of an extreme weather crisis, with droughts, floods and drinking water shortages devastating thousands of lives each year—and...

07 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

The weeping voice of misled youth

...“As I was growing up in California, the seasons ebbed and flowed with fires, droughts and mudslides, and the threat of extreme weather seemed to grow tenfold each year” and...

20 Oct, 2021| OP ED Watch

If I had a trillion dollars...

...one of the major problems plaguing humanity from time immemorial without also fixing the weather? Though if you put up your hand and mention the people who through a marvellously...

07 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

No skyscrapers for you

...Hence if you drill down into the “livable climate” section of the “strategy”, once you get past the hoo-hah about “more intense heat, rising sea levels, and more extreme and...

01 May, 2019| News Roundup

We are all going to die of climate plagues

...scenarios of epidemics unleashed by global warming, scientists say.” Ah yes. The experts who say. And of course the governments who say. The Weather Network goes full metal alarmism, saying...

02 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Fire freezes planet, plume at 11

...own weather system but may also be powerful enough to actually change the climate, according to scientists from Australia and the United States.” And everybody knows changing the climate is...

04 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Climate porn fails to titillate

...economy instead. Porn is not too strong a term. For instance on the Daily Kos, an extremely popular left-wing American website, an April 1 article (the same day as Canada’s...

10 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

It worked so well back home

...wildfires and droughts” as well as “societal problems like economic inequality and racial injustice”. (The truly affordable and reasonable answer to their list of weather extremes is simply to look...

06 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Looking at the Sun

...to ridiculous extremes. Narrator: That bright yellow ball in the sky is basically Earth’s only source of energy, though a very small amount radiates from the planet’s hot core. The...

01 Jun, 2022| Backgrounders

And forgive us our trespasses

...of context. You fiddle data in order to jeer at people. You tell people normal weather extremes are their fault. You terrify children so badly they need drugs to cope,...

25 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

Global warming saves lives

...on temperature extremes and cardiorespiratory deaths. Yes, it said, heat episodes can be fatal, accounting for barely 0.4 percent, as in four per thousand, of deaths in the US due...

06 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Oh no, ozone recovery hides warming

...from 1921? Do they have data on its behaviour before 1850? No. Of course not. Air currents like ocean currents are extremely complex, non-linear phenomena. Plus if you plow far...

22 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

We don't need no stinking snow

...period, when climate normals were first calculated, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That means it’s getting wetter, but not snowier, with 80 percent of weather stations seeing...

16 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

UN-hyping global climate disasters in 2022

...António Guterres, who recently claimed that “The number of weather, climate and water-related disasters has increased by a factor of five over the past 50 years.” Climate scientist Roger Pielke...

11 Jan, 2023| Science Notes

Fact-free

...continually told that heatwaves are increasing, extreme heat events becoming more common and so on, and indeed that it is precisely because of rising temperatures that formerly unusual events are...

21 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

The 2000 National Climate Misassessment

...NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, which publishes an annual estimate of temperatures over the continental United States, derived from a large network of weather stations all across the country....

10 Oct, 2021| Crystal Ball

The madness of clouds

We have talked previously about the extreme difficulties of modelling clouds, and why it is a problem for the science-is-settled crowd since clouds strongly influence the climate. A change of...

26 Aug, 2020| Science Notes

The latest last chance

...rate and up to three times the global average in the North. Canadians regularly experience the devastating effects of weather and climate extreme events on their communities, economy, and environment....

13 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

Stop changing your story

...that surprising to climate scientists, who forecast that 2020 would be an especially active year in the Atlantic, in part due to climate change making storm-forming weather conditions more extreme.”...

09 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Great Lakes, we're doomed

...increased evidence of a new normal characterized by rapid shifts between extreme high and low levels. ‘We are undoubtedly observing the effects of a warming climate in the Great Lakes,’...

12 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

Monarchs deposed by climate

...temperature extremes trigger earlier migrations before milkweed is available, while severe weather has killed millions of butterflies.” Again, we’d kind of like to know how hard the former causes had...

27 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Let them eat nothing

...batteries and transmission lines – to harness widely dispersed, insufficient, intermittent, weather-dependent wind and solar energy to benefit Sub-Saharan Africans – are anything but clean, green, renewable or sustainable. In...

22 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

The rain in America falls mainly on Democrats

...link between the changes in U.S. weather in the recent past to the larger trend of warming.” Whereas an innuendo about the indirect links, followed by a snide reference to...

31 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

415 ppm means we're all going to freeze

...as the Weather Network hyperventilates in telling us the last time CO2 hit 415 ppm there weren’t even people (making one wonder which emergent diseases AOC had in mind), it’s...

22 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Cold winters and melting Arctic ice

...are out in force shouting about climate change, but if winter is cold they huddle indoors insisting it's just weather. But recently they upped their game, or at least their...

18 Sep, 2019| Science Notes

So about that storm

Or rather storms. Beginning in mid-December, it was as clear as it ever is with weather forecasting that something nasty was coming. Something cold, and cold kills more people than...

17 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

The Medieval cold inferno

...christened Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri, mercifully shortened for non-Italian students to Dante Alighieri or just “Dante”. But it actually refers to a sudden spell of foul weather in the...

13 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

New CDN Feature: Everybody Knows

...claim being presented without question. This week our inaugural visit is to Huntsville, Alabama, where the local TV station showed just how bad the hot weather is getting. Since 1970...

17 Aug, 2022| Science Notes

It's hard to look away

...than 100 million people under weather alerts as massive storm moves east” because Ukraine is not the only story. Nor is it irrelevant to suggest that self-destructive green energy policies...

02 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

1919 or 2019? Victoria BC Edition

...are kept that governments use to forecast the weather in 2119. But we'll settle for just being able to tell whether rainfall in 2019 is so unusual compared to 1919...

10 Jun, 2020| 1919 or 2019

Don't say Canada will benefit

...nothing that comes of warming is good. Why, climate change will raise food prices in Canada by 4% next year. But wouldn’t warmer weather mean a longer growing season, unlike...

11 Dec, 2019| News Roundup

In case you were worried we would miss out

...prices and rent. While inflation is a global challenge – caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine – we are helping families weather its...

21 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

Climate Emergency Tour: Black Thursday Edition

...so much better? Food production is up, malnutrition is down, literacy is up, poverty is down, etc. etc. But no, the alarmists cry, look at all the terrible weather we've...

11 Dec, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

It's going to be a cold winter

At any rate, that’s what the Weather Network thinks, for Ottawa and much of Canada. But how can it be? Isn’t global warming, well, warming us up? Wasn’t 2019 the...

25 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

Models v reality: Economic impacts edition

Newsflash: We don’t heat our houses in hot weather. Too obvious to mention? Alas no. It’s the sort of detail that matters when grave experts gather to estimate the social...

04 Mar, 2020| Science Notes

Letter to a critic: Dear Idiot

...have the Internet on our computers so we checked and guess what? Same dismal weather. Someone better tell “the scientists”. Actually the data we obtained was not from within Glasgow...

24 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Gross zero

...not as odd as it seems. Since many climate alarmists insist that the very mild warming since 1850 has already unleased “havoc” in the form of terrible weather we never...

07 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

Heat kills tropical plants

...habitats to ones that used to be cooler, away from the Equator toward the poles, in which case cold-weather life forms would hit the wall first (say, those obstinately flourishing...

22 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

Bending the truth about the polar vortex

...jet stream would be getting bendier. Now they’ve discovered something else: the jet stream isn’t getting bendier at all. Sometimes cold weather is just cold weather. The article at phys.org...

18 Mar, 2020| Science Notes

Iced

...becoming more common.” Could, might, maybe… or not. In fact hail is not unusual in warm weather in Mexico for reasons that are quite well understood. And there weren’t five...

10 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Climate hammers

...French bees. No, really. According to The Guardian “French beekeepers expect their worst harvest in decades as unseasonably cold and wet weather due to climate change has prevented bees from...

27 Oct, 2021| News Roundup

The lack of fire next time

...won’t change the weather. Or the shortage of nurses. As Parker Gallant recently noted, very slightly over half of Canadian households use natural gas for heating. And the next great...

16 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

Ottawa has a plan

...tiresomely asserts that virtually every important consequence of climate change will be bad. In “Appendix D: Climate Vulnerabilities and Risks by Focus Area” we find that warmer weather and less...

13 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Wait, greening?

...rainfall and soil moisture worldwide. Wait, what, greening? Yes. It turns out all that extra "carbon pollution" combined with slightly warmer weather has added so much foliage since the ‘80s...

17 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

The end of winter 2.0

...story, South Shore’s high was 3C. Whereas in Ottawa it was… 3C. With rain. Oops. In the less drastic scenario where we do reduce emissions, Ottawa’s weather would supposedly turn...

20 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

All bad all the time

...off a figurative or literal cliff. Which is why if there’s a bumper crop in, say, New South Wales, it’s just weather. It seems that news outlets have lost perspective...

30 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

CO2 is bad for plants

...sage. You can say climate change makes penguins swim north to New Zealand, or that it brings cold weather and floods, or hot weather and floods. You can say it...

08 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

A flood of conjecture

...of “trends” up or down. But that's the nature of weather. Flipping a coin repeatedly will cause some runs of heads or tails, and longer runs where one or the...

08 May, 2019| Science Notes

They are all going to die, although...

...age is characterized by significant polar ice. And it matters that they are rare, because when discussing what “normal” weather consists of, and what nature would be up to absent...

21 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

Wrong kind of green

...without casualties however, with some farms hit by flooding, weather damage, harvest delays and, in some cases, the total loss of crops.” Well duh. When’s the last time farmers didn’t...

15 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

Arctic sea ice: worse than we thought

...will be pleased to learn that Arctic sea ice is at higher levels now than it has been in 13 of the past 15 years. According to Perspectaweather, the North...

19 Feb, 2020| Science Notes

Quis custodiet ipsos fact chuckers?

...said global temperatures have risen 1.1 degrees Celsius since the 1850-1900 period due to humans burning fossil fuels, driving an increase in the intensity and frequency of weather disasters.” You...

26 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

If only it were that easy

...a “silent majority” within the industry knows it. It’s a particular problem that they don’t work well in cold weather; as the Wall St. Journal pointedly asked, “Imagine if the...

18 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

Intended yet somehow unexpected

...hot weather illustrates the threat from climate change caused by burning fossil fuels.” Or, as the Indians might understandably reply, the threat from not having enough energy to run the...

18 May, 2022| News Roundup

Meanwhile back on the real Earth

...arguably, the best time to try to give away billions to pay for bad weather on the other side of the world while continuing to hammer your own energy industry....

23 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Do they also get the cheese?

...summertime weather. And who wouldn’t prefer an old-time Blackpool beach scene to that awful Riviera? The idea is that by 2100 the UK could see a temperature over 40°C once...

15 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

The coral see

...Pacific El Niños, like those that occurred in 1997/98 and 2015/16 may be growing in intensity.’” So we’ve had unusual weather lately because we’ve had unusual ocean currents. But are...

15 May, 2019| Science Notes

New CDN Feature: The sunburnt lands up north

...a range between and -20C, March bounces between -10 and +5. So, not great tanning weather. Or great panicking weather. So we’ll keep looking for the heat up north next...

26 Jan, 2022| Science Notes

Raining cats and dogs

...too.) But the real story in the aftermath of the storm is the resilience of wealthy societies. Advanced economies are so well able to deal with problems, including bad weather,...

24 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

RCP with your coffee?

...conclusion. The biggest contributor to increased yields hasn’t been genetically modified (GM) corn – it has been the longer growing seasons and mild weather promoted by climate change.” Whoa nelly....

09 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Rhetoric melts ice sheets

A site called “Severe Weather Europe” tells us “An incredible temperature high of 18.3°C (65°F) has been measured in Antarctica! This is possibly the highest temperature on the continent since...

12 Feb, 2020| OP ED Watch

Climate, son of Mordred

...whose episodes Min Bannister says “what a nice summer evening, typical English weather” and Henry Crun responds “yes, the rain is lovely and warm. Minnie, I think I'll take one...

12 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

Climate Emergency Tour: Edmonton Edition

If you listen to its city councillors, Edmonton is facing a Climate Emergency. We prefer looking at the climate data, which is easily done courtesy of weatherstats.ca. Edmonton temperatures do...

11 Sep, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

1919 or 2019: Really Flat Place Edition

On the prairies you can see the weather coming from far away. But if you want to see climate change, you might have to squint hard. One of these lines...

15 Apr, 2020| 1919 or 2019

Death, where is thy sting?

...we expect the top item would be that there is an expert consensus, followed by it having warmed in the last 150 years, and then the weather getting worse, and...

20 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

More trouble in the tropical troposphere

...warming from greenhouse gases should be strongest and fastest. Thankfully there is data covering that region from both satellites and weather balloons although we don’t expect government agencies to make...

25 May, 2022| Science Notes

It's not really winter out your way

...own backyard. According to the data, Winnipeg will go from about having two weeks of 30 C weather to seven-and-a-half weeks by 2080. The data also shows that we will...

22 Jan, 2020| News Roundup

How Bad is CO2?

...to the atmosphere cause temperature to rise, weather to change, or anything else? If climate is very sensitive to CO2, everything we do matters. If it’s not, well, there’s no...

01 Mar, 2020| Backgrounders

Who let the dogs out?

...the guy driving the sled, namely Olsen, who “forced” the dogs to go that way.) Anecdotes do the trick. Thus NBC MACH quotes a surfer and self-taught weather forecaster that,...

03 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Unbearable

...fleeing crop failure due to a combination of drought and flooding, without noting that Guatemala has long faced poverty and bad weather and what’s changed is the increasing ease of...

29 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

If only they knew that they don't know

...suggested that nations are falling prey to a flawed logic that fossil fuels will help them weather this period of instability, which has seen gas prices climb to a record-high...

29 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

Warming is cooling and everything is bad

...isn’t climate. It’s weather. Warming is climate. So guess what? “This particularly long La Niña is probably just a random blip in the climate, scientists say. But some researchers are...

29 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Halifax: Where are the heatwaves?

In our continuing travels through Canadian weather records based on the weatherstats.ca website, today's destination is Halifax NS. Last weekend was rather hot there, with temperatures going above 30C, which...

24 Jul, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

Do you want us to burn up?

...research suggests that we've ‘reached the point where a majority (perhaps a vast majority) of unprecedented extreme heat events globally have a detectable human influence.’” And the now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t prose style...

19 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

When in doubt, play the race card

...the rich poor, except the ones in charge. It’s that “settled science” again, this time from the “special rapporteur on extreme poverty” of the UN Human Rights Council, Philip Alston,...

03 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

Scientists who say (1)

...adds, in lieu of evidence, “scientists say” or for variety “experts say”, supposedly putting the point beyond question. As in, “Climate change behind increases in extreme rain danger, scientists say.”...

16 Dec, 2020| Science Notes

Green lurch

...the law is extremely unclear. … Here is how the Kamala Harris press release puts it: ‘COVID-19 has laid bare the realities of systemic racial, health, economic, and environmental injustices...

02 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

The disappearing ice fields of Glacier National Park

...an extreme negative phase that persists for ~25 yr,” during which period the glaciers retreated “at rates of greater than 100 m/yr.” Continuing with their history, Pederson et al. report...

16 Nov, 2022| Science Notes

Right there in black and white

...al. 2020), based on models that use the implausible and extreme RCP8.5 ‘worst case’ climate change scenario (e.g. Hausfather and Peters 2020) that polar bear biologists find so compelling.” Of...

30 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

IPCC AR6: Streamflow, Unspun Edition

...variability (---) might affect the detection of trends in extreme daily streamflow events (---). However, these activities have a minor impact on annual streamflow compared to climate variations (---). Available...

12 Jan, 2022| Science Notes

Death and taxes

...relief. When the Trump administration finalized its long-anticipated plan to not proceed with the extreme end of Obama-era rules tightening motor vehicle fuel efficiency standards, which would have driven up...

08 Apr, 2020| News Roundup

The carbon-starved world of the last glacial maximum

...implying that “leaves of full-glacial trees had extremely low calculated ci values (averaging 113 ppm) that were 25% lower than in leaves of postglacial trees (ci of 150 ppm between...

21 Dec, 2022| Science Notes

As hot as two decimal places

...instead quoted an NOAA scientist that “We need another dictionary to help us describe how these extremes continue to play out and unfold year after year”, instead of asking who...

13 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

Vultures circle collapsed building

...incidents are extremely unusual. At least in the developed world, where high construction standards both legal and moral mean very few buildings collapse. Miami, for instance, has a lot of...

30 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Have a hot coffee

...know where they are, “The world has a coffee surplus and production is extremely robust.” And for anyone not given to curiosity about the globalized contents of their bowls, plates...

26 May, 2021| News Roundup

But we can call you names

...delights him. And reinforces his belief in uncritically swallowing the most extreme predictions by people who don’t know what the science actually says. Dude, the Enlightenment. You’re tipping it over....

01 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

Are skeptical science reports good for science?

[CDN Note: The CO2Science archive is extremely deep and sometimes we present older studies that remain timely and relevant, given that ideas that stand the test of time are the...

22 Dec, 2021| Science Notes

They figure you haven't suffered enough

Last week we noted an IRPP puff piece on renewable energy that breezed dogmatically past the extremely formidable engineering and physics obstacles and recommended massive electrification of major economies while...

21 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

Or out of it

...climate lockdown…. But now we’ve all seen proof that the kind of extreme cutbacks greens are proposing as part of a permanent solution to climate change don’t make a lot...

09 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

Scientists beginning to say

...National Climate Assessment in 2018, itself a strained compilation of extreme worst-case scenarios that still couldn’t deliver the desired global meltdown.” Then he lists scientists who have finally had it...

21 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Sweltering in Siberia

...we’re all going to die it’s liable to conjure up images of a vast network of extremely sophisticated, densely packed sensors, possibly waaaaay up in space, and scientists scrutinizing them...

04 Mar, 2020| Science Notes

Saved by the Biden

...Biden was, we feel obliged to point out, vice-president for eight years under the extremely talented and energetic Barack Obama, and between then they didn’t apparently get these things done....

27 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Math am hard and so are economics

...also subject to a number of limitations. They typically do not adequately account for all sources of risk, including low probability high impact events, sea-level rise, extreme events and societal...

01 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

The gas stoves of death

...“The researchers based their projections on the emissions from stovetops from 53 homes across California” might have brought to mind phrases like “not very robust finding” and “extremely small sample”....

02 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

And about time

...interests, which will go a long way.” The question, we would add, is whether industry leaders will also finally start publicly questioning at least some of the more ludicrous extremes...

20 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

Another alarmist hurricane claim blown aside

...la vie but ce n’est pas conditions météorologiques extrêmes. Despite which if you buy beachfront property in the path of Atlantic tropic storms, you should know by now what you're...

15 Jan, 2020| Science Notes

You just can't win with these people, hurricane edition

...uncertain whether past changes in Atlantic TC activity are outside the range of natural variability.” And one reason why is that Atlantic hurricanes are extremely variable annually and decadally and...

08 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

The stars foretell doom

...published this month in the journal Transportation Research called climate change an “existential threat” to public transit in Boston: Given the expected rate of rising sea waters, an extremely strong...

01 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

The "Simple Physics" Slogan

...model ocean currents very well. Convection is extremely difficult to model, you’re dealing with a turbulent process, the equations are very complicated and no one can model that very well....

16 Apr, 2019| Backgrounders

Can't imagine why

Climate Home News is all sad that the latest extreme UN call to shut down everything to save the planet has not been warmly embraced at a practical level. See,...

21 Aug, 2019| OP ED Watch

So there's a market after all

...but rather than making a prudent transition we should leap into the freezing dark. Just as so many of them are irrationally hostile to the extremely low GHG, reliable base...

11 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

But not for thee

...Guardian, George Monbiot or his headline writer says “Make extreme wealth extinct: it’s the only way to avoid climate breakdown”. Which is the kind of thing that can fuel paranoia...

17 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

IPCC AR6: Atmospheric Rivers, Unspun Edition

...ARs occur throughout extratropical and polar regions (--) and are often associated with locally-heavy precipitation, including a substantial fraction of all midlatitude extreme precipitation events (--). ARs also affect East...

24 Nov, 2021| Science Notes

Exposing the lies

...are extremely rare in large part because it is very hard to do something sinister on a grand scale while keeping it secret. To be blunt, paranoia is far more...

27 May, 2020| OP ED Watch

So about those glaciers

...Pole by now.” Instead even in grudgingly acknowledging it CNN kicks off its story “In a year of extreme heat, Antarctica’s last six months were the coldest on record.” Meanwhile,...

17 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Where are the typhoons of yesteryear?

...lead Philippine delegate Yeb Sano declared “What my country is going through as a result of this extreme climate event is madness, the climate crisis is madness. We can stop...

24 Aug, 2022| Science Notes

So about that Miami

For some reason the claim that Miami is going under is trending again. Unlike the reality. Indeed the whole notion of accelerating sea level rise is under extreme downward pressure,...

10 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Global chilling

In the midst of the climate crisis, with warming turning to heating to extreme heating, you might be caught off-guard by the news that there has been no boring old-fashioned...

08 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Sudden climate change

...extremely sudden start and end of the Younger Dryas, he observes, rules out the customary orbital explanation for glaciation cycles, the “slow, Croll-Milankovitch orbital forcing, which occurs over many tens...

13 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

Or your coral gets it

...in 2017 than they were in 2014.” The story of course blamed the bleaching on global warming, saying Coral bleaching is a common response to extreme heat stress, and global...

25 Mar, 2020| Science Notes

If this is victory...

...by that date if not 2050 there may be other guesses. It’s also a fact that Africa’s population is increasingly escaping extreme poverty, which to some people, especially Malthusians, means...

08 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Heck no, we won't go

...Mar offers an interesting defence of its position: too many people want to live in the allegedly soon-to-be flooded lands and the city can’t afford to buy any. “The extremely...

20 Nov, 2019| OP ED Watch

Prophets of Doom

...York Times that “we must realize that unless we are extremely lucky, everybody will disappear in a cloud of blue steam in 20 years”. And of course, Ehrlich is the...

07 Aug, 2020| Crystal Ball

Jumping the shark

...story expires with one last gory upheaval: “On land, Australia's climate crisis has led to raging bush fires, extreme heatwaves, and one of the worst droughts on record. But it...

11 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

Why the Paris Agreement is doomed to fail - Part I

...cut human CO2 emissions significantly is to cut our fossil fuel use significantly, which is extremely painful because fossil fuels provide most of the energy we use worldwide. Sulphur scrubbers...

08 Mar, 2019| Backgrounders

Moore Mann

...uncritical endorsement of the way he said it, or his habitual views of the world. But the fact that Michael Mann has suddenly said something extremely offensive might lead one...

13 May, 2020| OP ED Watch

2020 hindsight

...is going to happen “by 2030” if we do not adopt extreme measures to combat global warming. But almost none about 2029 or 2031. And without any accounting for why...

06 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Scientists who say (2)

...significantly better than random series generated independently of temperature. Furthermore, various model specifications that perform similarly at predicting temperature produce extremely different historical backcasts. Finally, the proxies seem unable to...

06 Jan, 2021| Science Notes

And again

...article abstract concludes, “We explore strategies for communicating extreme forecasts that are mindful of these results.” Like, dare we say, not babbling ludicrous inanities? Actually yes, although at this point...

03 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Follow the money

...swamped by rising seas… insurance premiums are poised to rise dramatically, making home insurance unaffordable for many Canadians. Extreme heat puts Canadians’ health at risk, especially for children, elderly, and...

29 Jan, 2020| News Roundup

We are all going to die, part 44

...fragile rubbish is this ecosystem anyway? NBC says “the analysis is a reminder that the pace of change on Earth today may be comparable to the most extreme events in...

11 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

Down you go

...increases in energy efficiency include a crucial point we’ve made before: “developed societies are also much better equipped to respond to climate extremes and natural disasters. That’s why natural disasters...

29 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

German drought: unpleasant but not unprecedented

We recently came across a record of precipitation in Germany since 1881 courtesy of NoTricksZone. And widespread insistence that this summer’s extreme dryness is totally unprecedented und weitere Beweise der...

31 Aug, 2022| Science Notes

You'll never guess

...planet came into balance”. Which is true of their more extreme scenarios despite the doesn’t-fit-the-known-facts issue mentioned above. But now “in at least eight of the next-generation models, produced by...

24 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Only kids know

...is required to mitigate and adapt to climate change is extremely difficult to achieve, largely due to socio-ideological biases that perpetuate polarization over climate change. Because climate change perceptions in...

15 May, 2019| News Roundup

Blowing off the wind

...know things are getting a bit extreme. Similarly, alarmists have brushed aside critiques of alternative energy or carbon taxes with the same spite as critiques of climate science orthodoxy. And...

15 May, 2019| News Roundup

It was all over

...like Verkhoyansk, and others less prone to extreme temperatures over many years, it will have some significance to the debate. But if we don’t, it will also have some significance...

15 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

What big ears you have

...is extremely low. In citing this figure he was actually referencing another Independent story, also featuring an image of elephants because they are charismatic megafauna, claiming “Climate crisis: One-third of...

15 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Winters may be about to get colder

...on this model projection and demand politicians treat it as a slam dunk, just as we wouldn’t want them to treat RCP8.5 or other extreme climate warming projections as dead...

18 Jan, 2023| Science Notes

Rather not be in Pennyslvania

...standards CO2 levels are extremely low, so low that it menaces the survival of much plant life (all the species using C3 photosynthesis); the last glacial maximum apparently featured a...

15 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

There we go again

...and 2018 are useful to represent future extremes that are becoming the hallmark of Arctic amplified climate change. Indeed, Greenland climate variability is observed to be increasing, yet it is...

07 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

Climate ate my crabs... unless we eat them first

...furry fox meals, and their population crashes. Rinse and repeat. The lesson is that wild populations tend not to be stable. Not every species is as prone to the extremes...

09 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Bad grief

...of young Victorians feel extremely frustrated, fearful, sad and outraged about climate change.” Actually this part is not funny. That young people should be experiencing severe mental health issues because...

09 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Whereas cold

The New York Times, being very woke, publishes “a series of photo essays documenting the outsize effect that extreme heat has on the poor and marginalized.” (Meanwhile the Washington Post...

19 Aug, 2020| OP ED Watch

Billions and billions

Apparently climate change could cost Ontario billyuns of dollars. Like billyuns, man. See “In a new report tabled Tuesday at Queen’s Park, the Financial Accountability Office predicted extreme rainfall, heat...

15 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Whatever it is, it's climate change

...the Great Lakes, but the recent extreme seesawing, particularly on the upper lakes—Superior, Michigan, and Huron—is unprecedented in the century that records have been kept (see charts).” And along with...

21 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

No longer the canary in the coal mine

...the eight European researchers write “we show that [the] Faraday/Vernadsky warming trend is an extreme case, circa twice those of the long-term records from other parts of the northern Antarctic...

09 Sep, 2020| Science Notes

Brownwashing

...was living at sea level, near an underground river, and worried about flooding…. After considering the options – Spain (extreme heat) and New Zealand (attractive but too far away) –...

15 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Time runs backward, no glacier at 2050

...it could aggravate the impact of extreme rainfall, like the deluge that caused recent massive flooding in Pakistan.” Blah blah blah. Drought, floods, both or neither. All bad. As you...

12 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

Breaking bad news

...very extreme” even by penguin standards. Hence “Not a lot is known about chinstraps, compared with some other penguin species — partly because they live in these godforsaken places.” Far...

15 Apr, 2020| News Roundup

Hairy elephants to the rescue

...partly because we think woolly mammoths were extremely cool and would love to see them again roaming the tundra sneering at polar bears. But of course the news story begins...

16 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

And what of history?

...to the warming debate in several ways. First, it sheds some light on whether there might be a tendency to rush in panic or sensationalism from one extreme to another...

24 Jun, 2020| OP ED Watch

Just because they're fools?

...of the most encouraging very recent emergence from extreme poverty including plunging infant mortality rates. To ask them to go back is to ask many of them to die. Which...

28 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

Unscientific American

...from pre-industrial times, some but not all of it natural. And already we’re in flames? Oh yes: “a two-degree increase will lead to unprecedented extreme heat, water scarcity and food...

23 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Boston tide party

...did extremely well, better than most of the world in fact, and was not turned into a marine tea party. What’s more, since despite the time-travelling predilections of climate alarmist...

26 Feb, 2020| OP ED Watch

You didn't see this coming?

...world, climate change is manifesting itself in more extreme temperatures, heavier rainfall, increased wildfires, and severe drought.” It’s even worse that when climate change policy produces a real disaster right...

29 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Kerry saves the debate

...his boss. But late in November the former Secretary of State and now United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate said two things about climate that are extremely sensible and...

03 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

Ad hominem Happerem

...those, in Leonardo DiCaprio’s words, “bought off by lobbyists and oil companies” or who, in John Kerry’s comparatively gentle characterization, are “shoddy scientists” and “extreme ideologues”. There was some pushback...

27 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

You musk be joking

...The Telegraph reports that “BlackRock has warned it will vote against most shareholder green activism this year for being too extreme, in a significant u-turn by the world’s biggest money...

25 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

Well if you're going to get all picky...

On Watts Up With That?, guest blogger Jim Steele reminds us that back in 1995 the late Carl Sagan, no extreme right-winger, wrote a book The Demon Haunted World that...

27 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Waiting for YouTube

...“Climate In Crisis” section that “Hottest homes, coolest prices: Why cash-strapped families are moving to regions with extreme climates/ ‘People are much more fixated on budget and being close to...

20 Oct, 2021| News Roundup

The rich one and the big one

...are “dirty” or that “evidence of our role in a steady shift in climate has mushroomed as we observe more frequent and extreme fires, droughts, hurricanes, and tsunamis” when we...

27 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Biden saves the planet

...Accord, because Paris makes no difference. He adds: “At the margins, we would see a world of more extreme heat waves.” At the margins? The margins of what? And suppose...

04 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

Talk is neither cheap nor effective

...to extreme heat and wildfire smoke, and says the frequency of natural disasters is going up along with the costs of responding to them.” And then it quotes the report...

01 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

The ice cometh, man

...to 1870 CE”. It’s hard to tell whether they are employing extremely cautious language or write this way normally. But they end up being very coy about the implications of...

16 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Apparently it's bad that you can afford to eat

...people being able to afford a healthy diet.” So food is too cheap. But also too expensive. Drat that capitalism. Of course if we take the standard extreme advice to...

31 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Some not hot models

The extreme response of many governments to COVID-19 was driven by… computer models. We’re “following the science“, they told us (wherever it happens to be going today). “Experts say” they...

20 May, 2020| OP ED Watch

The Pigeonhole Problem

...to stop them will probably cost more than they’re worth. Or you may be more worried, down to the extreme pessimist who thinks carbon dioxide will do such severe damage...

20 May, 2021| Backgrounders

Science by press release

...extremely complicated climate models based on assumptions that global climate responds to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide. This error has caused tremendous loss of money and manpower without actually being...

07 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

Where'd my glacier go?

...and the models until it’s silenced. (Thus we’re gratified that NASA now admits that “All weather on Earth, from the surface of the planet out into space, begins with the...

22 May, 2019| News Roundup

Adaptation: It is a difficult concept

...said “Pharaoh Schmaraoh” because the weather forecasters got the high tide wrong so nobody raised its staff. The idea is that they raise the barrier if the tide gets to...

16 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

Reality check

...those things into their forecasts of what weather to expect. Still, at least the city declared an emergency before declaring an emergency. So now it will do what cities do...

01 May, 2019| News Roundup

Not for all the warming in China

...in fact it would be very surprising if it weren't occurring. And even with urbanization biases, as our tour through weatherstats.ca shows, there has been remarkably little measured climate change...

31 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Unprecedented since last time it happened

...record, of course what you find is that the only thing that’s unprecedented here is the abandon with which supposedly reputable outfits make absurd claims about the weather in pursuit...

02 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

A blast from the past

...(“NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS WR-289/ A Century of Weather in Death Valley, CA: 1911-2011 published January 2013”) goes further and provides a table of the hottest recorded temperatures by month...

18 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

It's basic science... too complex to use

...behind climate models’ confident projections of how the weather will change? It’s simple, all right: they guess. Specifically, a recent study in the journal Atmospheric Research notes, cloud physics operates...

19 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

The UK heat wave death toll: alarmists wrong again

...a combination of factors, not just the increase in heat. Further investigation is required to understand this fully, including more deaths being registered.” So, during the days with warm weather...

14 Sep, 2022| Science Notes

A blessing in deep disguise

Speaking of irresponsible nihilism, Euronews.green declares with delight that “The war on Ukraine ‘may be seen as a blessing’ from a climate perspective, says the head of the UN weather...

19 Oct, 2022| News Roundup

If you're waiting for Greenland's ice cap to melt...

...intervals? There is also the conspicuous matter that Greenland weather data shows temperatures nowadays are about the same as they were in the 1930s. And, miraculously, the ice cap didn't...

13 Nov, 2019| Science Notes

Ye sun spottes

...brings us back to Barmby, Smith and sunspots. Since the Little Ice Age, people have noticed that solar activity fluctuates, and that those fluctuations affect weather conditions on Earth. How...

04 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Climate Emergency Tour: Sudbury edition

...to show up. The temperature chart back to 1954 says it all: if you're in Sudbury hoping for warmer weather, you've got a long wait ahead of you. Nor does...

18 Sep, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

This won't hurt a bit

...the house by burning fossil fuels to cool it or warm it as the weather requires, to make cement for our foundations, and also to turn them directly into spray...

23 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Climate Emergency Tour: Toronto Edition

...too late. According to weatherstats.ca, Toronto average daytime highs hit their all time peak of 38.3 C back in 1948. Since then? See for yourself: If you look closely you...

13 Nov, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

And a special prize for the Canadian model

...satellites and weather balloons. Both studies reviewed a long list of models (38 in one case and 48 in the other--why so many climate models if the science is settled?)...

02 Sep, 2020| Science Notes

The meaning of lice

...that “climate change” threatens to unleash America’s hazardous waste dumps because it makes weather as well as vermin worse.) Science doesn’t work that way. Nor does nature. Only shallow polemics....

13 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

The sunburnt lands up north: Kugluktuk

...weather you’re after. February: March: Post-2014 February looked like January only a bit colder and 2017 didn’t have the jump that January did. As for March post-2014, the average high...

23 Mar, 2022| Science Notes

The "97% Consensus" slogan

...the second, meaning a third of the experts in the study of weather patterns who replied didn’t think humans play a significant role in global warming, let alone a dominant...

08 May, 2019| Backgrounders

Hands off the thermostat

...those your crops? And since in fact cold not warm conditions bring bad weather, we can also expect a bumper harvest of floods, hurricanes and droughts. Assuming, that is, we...

22 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Oh no, no snow

...winter kit for your car” just in case there’s, you know, cold weather and snow. (As, again, Spain just experienced with life-threatening effects.) But what about that study on which...

13 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Governing is Ardern she thought

...while fixing the weather in her spare time. Those who thought her a star, or a saint, because she sounded good lamented that she had left because she still sounds...

25 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

Net minus

...the bandwagon about removing CO2 from the air and stuffing it into the ground so we can get back to the ideal weather of, say, 1970, 1870 or whenever it...

25 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

Sensitivity a la carte

...model. Everything that goes on that matters for weather and climate happens at such a microscopic scale it can never be properly observed, let alone programmed into a computer model,...

10 Jun, 2020| Science Notes

If your only tool is a thermometer

...airplanes. Rhinoceroses are not fleeing the Serengeti for the suburbs to get a break from the heat. Constant harping on trivial changes in weather distracts us from real lessons. For...

01 Apr, 2020| News Roundup

Don't tell Greta

Greta Thunberg thinks warm weather is a crisis. And since she’s easily upset it’s a good thing she doesn't realize her own country of Sweden used to be much hotter...

16 Oct, 2019| Science Notes

Climate Emergency Tour: Churchill Edition

...Canadian Arctic. And its temperatures since 1948 have not deviated from their pattern of getting very very cold in the winter. As always we are indebted to the website weatherstats.ca...

16 Oct, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

This just out

...and established enough to weather the storm, imagine the paralysing effect it has on less-well-known journalists, academics and even activists. The issue isn’t as one-sided as it looks from the...

01 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

World ends, strawberries at 11

...the popular fruit is the latest victim of a changing climate. It’s not cold weather causing the strawberries to shrink, but rather warmer temperatures. And as smaller strawberries take longer...

21 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

Yes, Wuhan to the rescue

...just as colder weather caused crop failures in the 14th century. And the Plague of Justinian came during the colder Dark Ages that followed the Roman Warm Period. And the...

11 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

Rats, a fanatic

...droughts, punishing floods, unrelenting wildfires and shifts in weather patterns are no longer anomalies…. Climate change is transforming our country” or that “Australia is one of the world’s favourite examples...

29 May, 2019| News Roundup

New balance

...bad weather or anything else climate related. Though of course if you offer a subsidy and call it green, they’ll take it and smile a greeny smile. One industry that...

18 Mar, 2020| News Roundup

1919 or 2019? St. John's Edition

...with the lines labeled: Yes, 1919 was the dotted black line. So unfortunately our little venture into time travel didn’t show much variety at least where the weather is concerned....

29 Apr, 2020| 1919 or 2019

Cooling is a sign of warming

...all going to die. Though based on the weather people are actually having from Boston to Istanbul, it might be the cold that does us in. How reliable is the...

02 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Down the temperature hole

The big news, or news hole, on environment in Canada this week is that the government scrapped a bunch of historical weather data because they didn’t like it very much....

25 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

UNESCO to the rescue

...levels rise and temperatures soar. Severe weather events, crop failure, and conflict in the face of mass migration never before seen in human history, would place intense pressure on remaining...

18 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

A yellow and blue Christmas

...cold weather and then underlines the real human consequences of lacking energy and thus of bad energy policy: “A small percentage of India’s 1.3 billion population has access to electrical...

07 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

An air of denial

...mean “tropical atmosphere”; it’s the lowest layer of the atmosphere, between about 6 and 18 km deep depending where you are, in which almost all weather happens). Christy also describes...

29 May, 2019| Science Notes

John Kerry sees his shadow

...say, and the last best critical turning point of decision passes, can we just relax and crack a Foster’s and enjoy the warm weather? Or will it all start over...

17 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

The mysterious thing worse than warming

...call into question the widespread alarmist belief that it would be nice if the Earth were cooler than it is today because of all the terrible weather the tiny warming...

26 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

So about that ice

...this year with strong snow accumulation and a melt rate in summer so low that meteorologist Joe Bastardi (known to Wikipedia as “a professional meteorologist and weather forecaster… a frequent...

01 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

What's this blasted ice doing in the Arctic?

...the rescue. Alas, just 260 miles into the latest epic 1864-mile journey two of the so-called “Arctic Cowboys” threw in the kayak paddle on August 18 because the weather was...

24 Aug, 2022| News Roundup

Australian bushfire debates still blazing hot

...result of climate change, including rain you don’t want or lack of rain you do, and everything good is just weather? If so, it would save a lot of tedious...

15 Jan, 2020| Science Notes

Dear Mr. Ambassador

...website https://climate.weather.gc.ca/ and search for themselves. It might seem surprising that with so many people working in his embassy, including many intelligence agents, ambassador Cong could not find someone to...

02 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

Now that I'm in power laws matter

...weather. So saying it’s all over, or that it’s all over unless we do really really drastic stuff like destroying art, smashing the economy and eating bugs, is, um, off-message....

07 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

Snow cover, more or less

...left out, we can also point out that snow cover extent is currently on the low side of normal. Something for everyone. It’s often the way with weather and climate...

18 Mar, 2020| Science Notes

Heat buckles roads or something

...in the hot one. In point of fact the piece does not attempt to make this argument. But then, it doesn’t have to. Everybody knows climate change means worse weather....

11 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

Climate Emergency Tour: Calgary Edition

...here. Here's the weatherstats.ca temperature chart: Heatwaves, measured as days per year with temperatures over 30 degrees C, were worse in the 1930s than any time since: Mean wind speed...

21 Aug, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

Putin supports renewables

...of governments to foresee the future when it comes to energy or, dare we add, weather. But the strategic folly also needs attention. There is no more fundamental duty of...

16 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Just the made-up facts, sir

...with sandwiches and blankets because “As the planet heats up, our weather becomes wilder, warmer, windier and wetter, putting communities under pressure as sources of food, fresh water and energy...

14 Oct, 2020| OP ED Watch

We are all going to die, part 43

A new study says that warmer weather will unleash plagues as well as famines and the smiting of borders with frogs. Who saw that coming? Apart from us, who raised...

04 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

Don't buy Arctic beachfront property just yet

...idea that the Arctic weather was always the same until the late 20th century. Rather, in some years early explorers encountered unusual warmth and almost made it through the Northwest...

21 Aug, 2019| Science Notes

The melting Greenland ice cap

Journalists regularly seize on random local warm weather or rain events on Greenland as proof of unprecedented warming and the imminent collapse of the entire ice cap. But a new...

22 Sep, 2021| Science Notes

The hard part of making predictions

...thickets. The BBC explains that India has always been so hot people resorted to things like rubbing raw mango on themselves to avoid heatstroke, and that odd local weather patterns...

04 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

Greenland is cooling down

...on one day – in other words, weather. What matters, we are constantly told, is the long term trends that make up climate. Now we know what they are in...

21 Aug, 2019| Science Notes

1919 or 2019? Banff Edition

...warming wrecked everything. Or did it? You be the judge. Here are the daily average temperatures from two weather stations close by each other in Banff AB, one from the...

25 Mar, 2020| 1919 or 2019

When the sun burns

...unclear on the role that solar variability plays in influencing weather and climate events here on Earth. This study shows there’s reason to believe it absolutely does and why the...

14 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

Mann that was fast

...importance of taking action now” in the form of government fixing the weather with taxes. Mann’s claim is false because, first, hurricanes are not becoming more common or more damaging,...

28 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

When Iceland had no ice

...now. But starting about 5000 years ago the weather began getting colder, and in fits and starts the ice began growing. There were bursts of glacier growth from 2,500 to...

04 May, 2022| Science Notes

Blame Brexit, that's the ticket

...of bad policy that is being pursued aggressively despite its results: “The frosty winter weather in Europe ❄️ has prompted more measures to help consumers pay gas and electricity bills...

01 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

The madness of clouds (I)

...it drives a lot of the changes we experience in the weather. When the PDO flipped into a positive mode in 2014, the result was a burst of warming a...

27 Oct, 2021| Science Notes

Uh, that'd be 'not'

...out in this strange craft several times “and plans to do so again as soon as the weather warms up in the rural part of Nebraska where she lives”. But...

22 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

Scientists say

...“BP” means Before Present, and by “Present” they mean 1950. But with the help of the handy charts at weatherstats.ca we can see that the average temperatures at nearby Timmins...

31 Mar, 2021| Science Notes

Hip hip boo nature

...in 1953 that apparently didn’t get the memo about global heating and therefore bad weather being in the future. Still, you can’t have everything. We saved the river because we...

08 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Climate change stole my bees

...anything else that just happened. But it gets worse because we do mean anything. It’s not just weather. Apparently climate change is a major cause of anything you dislike from...

12 May, 2021| News Roundup

A warm bath at the Hotel Climate

...object some 8,000 miles in diameter, seven tenths of whose surface is water, third from the sun, weighing six septillion kilograms, subject to complex and often hostile weather whose main...

02 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Your credibility is on fire

...on August 31, the province saw “unexpectedly mild” weather with lots of rain and few fires. But not to worry. Those are just facts. The theory remains intact, as does...

04 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

Blackout California

...in Verkhoyansk. In mid-summer. And suddenly it was just weather again. (By the same token, Pasi Autio writes on Watts Up With That that the Siberian wildfires that got such...

26 Aug, 2020| News Roundup

Hooray, uncertainty

...on record.) The story went on to present climate change as established fact. But one can’t have everything. And another NBC story actually presented recent strange weather as most probably...

05 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Don't just sit there, you dolts

...“The timescale is so long we fail to plan properly. Too often we look backward for lessons when the probability of severe weather events such as fires in California, Siberia,...

09 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Reality checks 'R' us

...action has been taken. A great many people actually think the Canadian government cut our GHG emissions significantly, and it affected global temperature and weather, or that all nations did....

03 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

It came from outer space and entered politics

...models. Neither does the weather balloon record, for that matter. Which is why, after a short interval of being feted by the science establishment for their remarkable achievement, Spencer and...

22 Apr, 2020| Science Notes

Who turned out the lights?

...that the British Isles have a bit of a reputation for foul weather; that pitch apparently persuaded Boris Johnson even as energy prices soared. But as John Constable observes on...

11 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

Oh that peat

...who not only claimed the weather was doing stuff it never used to do, but that humans were causing it, in this case causing droughts through deforestation. Plus ça change....

07 Jul, 2021| Uncategorized

Climate Emergency Tour: Regina Edition

Our continuing survey of the climate history of Canadian cities, made possible by the website weatherstats.ca, continues with a visit this week to Regina. With the Farmer's Almanac predicting a...

04 Sep, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

The 100,000 Year Problem or lack thereof

...anyone involved in the debate seems to believe. Thus a group of scientists claim to have overcome it and to be able to control the weather… inside their computer. Which...

06 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

Are you trying to fuel paranoia?

...harder to defend when a social media platform not only slaps a finger-wagging warning across our material (“Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns, mainly caused...

31 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

Scientists say

...research over the years has identified regional cycles that affect weather patterns over parts of the globe, such as the North Atlantic Oscillation, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, the Arctic Oscillation...

03 Mar, 2021| Science Notes

Antarctic ice vanishes unless it doesn't

...from global warming can kill coral, leaving behind a bleached white coral skeleton” over a story that actually had the UK’s weather office saying there was a 10% chance of...

13 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

Everybody knows: climate change is destroying farming

...problem is that the planet is so hot there’s “crop-damaging weather patterns of climate change.” Whereas Patrick Verkley, the farmer he was speaking to, was concerned that in his area...

31 Aug, 2022| Science Notes

Follow the money

...hence. So man-made climate change has, at least, caused one form of crazy weather: it’s raining money. Including $318,000 for “a climate change adaptation project in Atlantic Canada” that turns...

17 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Captain Carbon and Company

...Washington and back, delayed by the airport chaos his government can’t fix unlike the world’s weather, for a two day visit. And what crucial political time-wasting activities obliged him thus...

20 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Climate Emergency Tour: Cambridge Bay Edition

...should remind everyone that it is still very cold in the Arctic, and if you go up there this time of year in a t-shirt and flip-flops expecting hot weather,...

30 Oct, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

Vox populi

...people will put up with endless hardship over trace amounts of a trace gas, a very minor increase in temperature over 150 years, and hallucinations of deteriorating weather may well...

20 Jul, 2022| OP ED Watch

One bear does not a crisis make

...there’s nothing weird about polar bears in Novaya Zemlya. Wikipedia notes in an unguarded moment that the weather there stinks and the place is lousy with them. Or rather “The...

24 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

A cold time in the old house tonight

...that continue to defy predictions and hit the UK. As for wind (Point 1, repackaged as “Advancing Offshore Wind” which sounds like a weather report), been there, done that, got...

20 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

Climate Emergency Tour: Hamilton Edition

...news people like to use as a bit of b-roll to start their climate change horror stories with. Courtesy of weatherstats.ca we can check the data for Hamilton which go...

02 Oct, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

More money than brains

...browner in the short run, but triggering a trend taking us back to the Little Ice Age with its foul weather and crop failures. On the plus side, this initiative...

02 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Attack of the sea snot

...that forms when algae is overloaded with nutrients as a result of hot weather and water pollution.” If you have any idea what the Soviet Union did to the Black...

23 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

This won't hurt a bit

...not just economically. You also get social justice. And colder weather which you will like or else. But how do they plan to do it? Seriously. How, for instance, do...

18 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

Clouding the picture

...convection. The giant overturning motions of air, and the turbulence generated within those processes, give us our weather systems and those mysterious flying mountains called clouds, which to this day...

03 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

When in doubt, sue

...The court declared that the Australian environment minister does have a duty of care to protect young people from bad weather in the future, but not that allowing a coal...

02 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Red America turning blue with cold

...groceries to keep the lights on — study says cold weather and rising costs will deepen the crisis”. There’s something of a red-blue divide here, with the Mail saying “The...

09 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Greenhouse gasbags

...assessments of weather trends within Canada. And it will continue to emit phraseology like “By joining the Net-Zero Government Initiative, countries are collectively underscoring the critical leadership role of governments...

23 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

A not so strong wind

...idea is that the weather is getting weirder and worse, and it must be our fault because otherwise it wouldn’t be. Which brings us to hurricanes… though not them to...

26 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

And a plague of locusts too

Recently we mocked a new study claiming “warmer weather will unleash plagues as well as famines and the smiting of borders with frogs.” Prompting a reader to ask “What about...

18 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

What not to read

...field, provided they’re ones like: “burning fossil fuels, humans have altered Earth’s atmosphere, which has consequences for almost everything on the planet. It is reshaping weather systems and coastlines, transforming...

23 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

How to do carbon tax tres mal

...issue in this newsletter with the computer models that predict future climate despite being unable to predict future weather. Or indeed to predict past climate when fed the starting conditions...

15 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Oh that's deep

...satellite ever to “collect the most accurate data yet on sea level—a key indicator of how Earth's warming climate is affecting the oceans, weather and coastlines.” Not whether, you notice....

08 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

Can't COP

...send some vaccine by air freight, might possibly create and execute a workable plan to change the weather everywhere in ways that make people better off and save the whales,...

15 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

We're all going to die... laughing

The British Met Office, whose day job of short-term weather forecasting isn’t going well partly because they keep predicting the end of winter since the planet is warming, has gone...

26 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

The warming cooling of death

...extent that it could soon bring big changes to the world's weather, a scientific study said on Thursday.” And what’s apparently happening is that “As the atmosphere warms due to...

25 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

What if they died?

...the natural cycle of wildfires and regeneration, the overall greening of the Earth and so forth, we get the usual predictions of bad weather and pestilence, in the form of...

18 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

The carrot-and-skeptic principle

...a slick little Weather Network video. As we have discussed previously, the situation there has more or less returned to normal after a warm 2010. And of course glaciers have...

19 Aug, 2020| News Roundup

That was quick

...that he believed would allow him to weather any economic fallout from the war. This was pretty much business as usual in the twilight of the fossil-fuel age…. But when...

16 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

Must have been all those buses

...day floods and droughts were certainly no worse than past floods or the multi-decade droughts that devastated Anasazi, Mayan and other civilizations. However, alarmists insist, Earth’s climate and weather were...

03 Jun, 2020| News Roundup

Climate ate my castle

...to our own? Are we being asked to accept that the 18th century didn’t have bad storms or something? Yup. “Historically, the British weather is grey but relatively benign. Now...

15 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

CDN by the sea: Victoria BC

...with the mighty Pacific Ocean lapping at its shores. Victoria, capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia, is what passes for a warm-weather holiday destination in Canada. And when...

13 Apr, 2022| Science Notes

The downside of doomism

...a single weather station tells us more about localized conditions (and, potentially, biases) than regional change”. Oh my. Caution with respect to isolated bits of data? Whatever comes next? In...

22 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

It's for the greater good

...weather is not in fact getting worse, nor is the human capacity for self-interested inconsistency. But it is certainly still a problem whenever it appears. Such as in National Geographic,...

22 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

And yet it snows

...in the past 30 years the total snowfall has oscillated wildly, from 111-374 cm, suggesting that weather is variable and always has been. Who knew? Some cities do much better...

27 Mar, 2019| News Roundup
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